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The Grey Economy: The HR Benefits Of Hiring Older Workers
April 26 2017 - Many employers are still reluctant to hire people in their sixties, despite the fact that older workers can confer a wide array of benefits to a given workforce.

Male Leaders Judged More Harshly
June 5 2012 - Male leaders who make mistakes in what is perceived as a man's world are also judged more critically than a female leader.

Surface Diversity: Some Employees Subvert Diversity Programs
April 24 2012 - There is evidence to suggest that organizations are only achieving 'surface diversity' while key customer-facing staff such as servers are behaving in a racist way towards diners.

Understanding Generational Differences In The Workplace
August 14 2010 - Organizations that only consider age when addressing generational divisions in the workforce risk losing knowledge to retirements and higher staff turnover.

Sex-Based Discrimination
August 12 2010 - Gender harassment in the workplace has a negative impact on women’s physical and emotional health irrespective of whether it includes unwanted sexual attention.

Women Discouraged From Science/I.T. Careers
April 17 2010 - A significant number of women and under-represented minority chemists and chemical engineers have been discouraged from pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Disabled Immigrants More Likely To Be Working
April 17 2010 - Immigrants with disabilities are more likely to be employed than a comparable group born in the USA.

Gender Inequality In Academic Researchers' Compensation
April 17 2010 - Women researchers in the life sciences still receive lower levels of compensation than their male equivalents, including those at higher academic and professional levels.

Gender Stereotyping
November 19 2009 - Management stereotypes are likely to evolve as more women assume leadership roles in the workforce.

Fluency: Leading in the Midst of Change
December 12 2008 - As 21st century leaders, you know that building, guiding, and sustaining truly diverse communities is tremendously difficult work.

Older Workers Feel Shut Out
August 26 2008 - A study by Age Lessons, a Chicago-based intergenerational consulting firm, has identified workplace '3 Rs' that are keeping older workers up at night.

Few Organizations Define Diversity
March 4 2008 - While organizations tend to believe that diversity in the workplace is important, only 30% have an agreed definition of 'diversity', according to a recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) report.

Appearance-based discrimination
January 21 2008 - A survey of people in a range of industries across the US found that 85 per cent of respondents believe that tattoos and body piercings reduce the chance of getting employment.

Affirmative Action
February 12 2007 - New research finds that affirmative action is still a highly contentious issue in American society with people typically opposing it either because they regard it as inherently unfair or simply because they are racist.

TalentPen and Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Connect Diverse Candidates with America's Largest Companies
December 14 2006 - (News release) Recruiting system matches hundreds of outstanding African-American students with Fortune 500 businesses to fill key management positions

Few Women in California's Top Decision-Making Roles
December 5 2006 - New research conducted at the University of California, Davis shows that women still hold only one in 10 top decision-making positions at California's 400 largest publicly traded companies.

A Passion for Diversity
October 30 2006 - Simma Lieberman talks to successful people in the diversity field. They have a passion for diversity and they live their work. Whether or not they take their work home with them, their work is always driven by the values they live every day, and their lives are driven by the values they promote at work.

Diversity Training Doesn't Work
September 14 2006 - A new study shows that diversity training programs have failed to eliminate bias and increase the number of minorities in management, despite the fact that many corporations have spent increasing amounts of money on this area.

Whites' racial identity
September 6 2006 - What whites think about their own race is the focus of an innovative national survey.

Black-White Achievement Gap
September 5 2006 - An in-class writing assignment designed to boost students' sense of identity and personal integrity reduced the achievement gap between African-American and non-minority students by 40 per cent.

What Women Want in Finance: New Research by CFO Magazine Outlines Why More Women Don't Make It to Finance Chief
June 19 2006 - (News release) In the finance field, the glass ceiling is firmly in place--at least according to women in the profession. A new survey conducted by CFO magazine finds that 40% of female finance executives say there are limits to their ascension in the function. To back up their claims, 34% of women report that they have been denied a promotion or a raise in the past five years partly because of their gender.

Diversity improves group decision making in unexpected ways, according to Tufts University research April 10 2006 - (News release) New research from Tufts University indicates that diverse groups perform better than homogenous groups when it comes to decision making and that this is due largely to dramatic differences in the way whites behave in diverse groups--changes that occur even before group members begin to interact.

Global Lead's New Book Outlines Business Case for Diversity April 5 2006 - (News release) Global Lead Management Consulting, an international advisory firm specializing in workplace diversity, launched today The Phoenix Principles: Leveraging Inclusion to Transform Your Organization, a new book aimed at helping business leaders transform themselves and their organizations to produce a greater return on investment through innovative inclusion practices.

Accounting Industry Fails to Inspire Black Accountants
February 21 2006 - Why do so few African Americans succeed in the accounting profession? A preliminary analysis of results from a survey conducted among members of the National Association of Black Accountants shows that race continues to impact the careers of people of color in the accounting profession.

AAF Surveys Reveal Significant Challenges in Recruiting Talent and Retaining Minority Professionals
February 9 2006 - (News release) Two recent surveys conducted for the American Advertising Federation (AAF) reveal that with an increased need for talent, advertising industry executives are facing significant challenges regarding recruiting, multicultural marketing and retaining minority talent.

Study shows women do negotiate
February 1 2006 - A study of nearly 500 middle and senior-level businesswomen revealed that they are highly likely to negotiate when they take on a challenging new project or job.

Monster and Diversity Best Practices Identify Key Challenges In Diversity Recruiting
October 24 2005 - (News release) Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), and Diversity Best Practices today announced select key findings from a jointly commissioned survey of both job recruiters and seekers on the topic of diversity recruiting. One component of the survey revealed that many diverse job seekers have different attitudes about whether or not to self-identify during the recruiting process.

Gender Sterotypes
October 1 2005 - Stereotypes of men as decisive and aggressive and of women as indecisive and gentle are 'alive and well' and influencing personnel decisions at large, private law firms

Trafficking in Trust: The Art and Science of Human Knowledge Networks
June 17 2005 - "I've come to realize that the only way to inspire change, stir activity, or get anything done at all is to explore the hidden world of social networks-"grey markets" of rights, riddles, and rituals", says Karen Stephenson.

Women are redefining power
March 15 2005 - The conventional belief is that women are often ambivalent about power, but a recent survey finds that the vast majority of businesswomen like power and actively pursue it.

Myth and the Baby Boomer
December 20 2004 - Baby boomers are popularly viewed as white suburbanites who protested the Vietnam War, but they also include children who came of age during the Reagan era.

Silicon Valley Women Discuss National Survey Results
August 13 2003 - "It's not about fixing women; it's about fixing the organizations that women work in. Companies need to deliver a sustained commitment to women from the top and rotate women to get line assignments."


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