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Joelle Emerson on Diversity

Apr 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM / by Evan Caron posted in Addressing Bias

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 Diversity in the Workplace

“We hire people we like to work with”.

Such is the mantra of many companies today. They value culture fit over professionals skills. owing to the long hours people spend together during the week. Their thinking is, if you have to work with people you don’t like, it won’t work out well.

Not only that, but hiring for cultural fit goes against the mantra of hiring for diversity. According to Joelle Emerson, an expert on topics related to diversity in the workplace, when companies say they hire for culture fit, it turns out that the people they hire are similar in terms of looks, dress, backgrounds, and cultural experiences. When companies end up going that route for hiring, they lose out on the opportunities a diverse hiring effort provides for innovation.

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Diversity at Google

Apr 15, 2016 1:25:18 PM / by Evan Caron posted in Addressing Bias

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Pew Research Study on Inclusion

Apr 11, 2016 10:10:25 AM / by Evan Caron posted in Addressing Bias

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Inclusion Study

Gender does not play a role in a person’s ability to run a business. At least, that’s what a 2015 Pew Research Report says. In fact not only do men and women both agree that gender doesn’t matter, but 31 percent said female executives would be more honest and ethical than male executives, and 30 percent said more female leaders would increase the quality of life for women in the country.

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The Three Types of Bias in the Workplace

Apr 4, 2016 9:24:38 AM / by Evan Caron posted in Addressing Bias

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