Archives for Inclusion

Bias, Transparency, Accountability: Recognizing the Ingredients of “Old Boy” Networks

  By Ronald Harris Parker Bias, Transparency, Accountability: Recognizing the Ingredients of  “Old Boy” Networks A granddaughter recently joined our family and my wife quilted a wall hanging for her with a phrase from Dr. Seuss, which read, “Oh the places she will go!”  My first comment after seeing the quilt was, “I love the quilt but I don’t know whether she will ever have the opportunity to go the places she could go.” My skepticism comes from the fact that frequently in today’s workplace women are evaluated on performance and men on potential. Men are more comfortable hiring, mentoring and
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Lessons Learned for the New Veteran Entrepreneur

By Greg Jenkins Lessons Learned for the New Veteran Entrepreneur   There are a number of business considerations for any new Veteran Entrepreneur.  As a fellow Veteran Entrepreneur, I fully expected and anticipated a few considerations prior to striking out on my own, but I quickly found myself learning other things through discovery, mistakes and hard lessons.  My goal here is to share with you some of my lessons learned and best practices so you may avoid some of the mistakes I made along the way.   WHY ARE YOU STARTING A BUSINESS? So first of all, what is your
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Workforce Evolution & Untapped Top Talent

By  Arlene Donovan Workforce Evolution & Untapped Top Talent   The missing link in today’s workplace reflects a significant exclusion of individuals age 45 and older and is present across all industries. This deficiency or some would say exclusion is seen in sectors from universities to hospitals, service providers to practitioners, and faith-based to non-profits. Mature workers are having a difficult time getting hired. The U.S. Department of Labor has taken all of the data into account in its latest projections of labor force participation and according to these estimates, there will even be slight declines in participation among those aged
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The Most Overlooked Real Statistic in Apple’s Diversity & Inclusion Report

Apple’s Diversity & Inclusion Report by Michelle Van Otten | CEO Omnikal | Big. But before we share with you exactly what that is…. We want to give accolades to Apple’s first Diversity & Inclusion Report by Denise Smith Young, Apple’s Vice President for Inclusion & Diversity . The truth is, they are making great strides toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization. The most important point today should be the focus on the positive, not berating negatives. Everyone would agree we have enough negativity in our world. We say, focus on what’s good. What right actions are being taken? What
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One Band One Sound – A Musical Path to Secure Your Brand’s Reputation

One Band One Sound – A Musical Path to Secure Your Brand’s Reputation By Kenton Clarke Founder & Social Entrepreneur | Omnikal   A Unified Sound Develops a Lasting Memory The topic on many corporate minds today and conversations inside corporate teams is one of brand reputation and brand rescue. The most recent examples of message confusion, message delusion and brand salvage have been seen in the form of national ad campaigns, employee communication and corporate leaders’ far-reaching statements. Diversity and Inclusion. These two words are the running theme for the examples mentioned. I want to ask you to take
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