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It's Time For Corporate America To Rise Up And Speak Out

Posted by Joonko on Jun 4, 2020 11:19:25 AM

Ever since we all watched the horrifying police murder in May, it seems that we all have a better understanding of what it’s like to be a George Floyd in America.

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Topics: Workplace Diversity, Diversity, corporate responsibility, black lives matter, social justice

World Day For Cultural Diversity For Dialogue And Development And Recruitment Today

Posted by Joonko on May 21, 2020 12:12:44 PM

May 21st is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and is a globally celebrated day established within the United Nations in 2001. What’s sad is that 19 years later, we still need a reminder to celebrate diversity. This day was created to symbolize unity amongst cultures on a global scale and inspire ways for humanity to further sustainable and equitable development of all people. In a world where we are constantly deterring cultural appropriation, it’s vital that we begin celebrating our underrepresented communities without causing further pains. The current pandemic has positioned us with an opportunity to embrace cultural diversity through recruitment and redefine how we approach talent conversations.

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Topics: Workplace Diversity, Diversity, Remote Work, Diversity and Inclusion, WDCDDD

Keeping Cinco de Mayo Inclusive While Quarantined at Home

Posted by Joonko on May 5, 2020 12:30:24 PM

COVID-19 is putting a damper on many special occasions and holidays. So far, we’ve lost remnants of Passover, Easter, Ramadan, and now we’ve arrived at Cinco de Mayo. 

As talent acquisition and HR professionals, we have a responsibility to make workplace celebrations inclusive, educational, and most importantly respectful. Given the state of the world, we’re all being challenged to redefine our sense of community and although Cinco de Mayo is going to look ׂׂׂׂׂׂ(way!) different this year. This is a great opportunity for us to practice inclusion and get to the core of what makes this day so special.

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Topics: Working from Home, Diversity and Inclusion, Cinco de Mayo, Company Culture

Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: A Community At Work

Posted by Joonko on Apr 29, 2020 10:25:00 AM

Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month was established in 1978 by a joint congressional resolution to honor the traditions and raise awareness within and around this remarkable community. To celebrate this month, we gathered some of the most interesting facts surrounding the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. Historically, AAPI’s have overcome so much and it’s only fitting that we honor their progress.

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Topics: Diveristy Recruiting, Workplace Diversity, Diversity, Diversity and Inclusion, AAPI, Asian-American, Pacific-Islander

Celebrate Earth Day by Creating a Better “Hiring Planet”

Posted by Joonko on Apr 22, 2020 10:26:55 AM

As talent professionals and HR leaders, we have a responsibility to tend and care for the planet that surrounds us. Much like our world, our hiring landscape has experienced many changes over time. We have built foundations for new processes, we’ve demolished procedures, shaken up metrics, and tapped into new wells to source talent. 

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Topics: Diveristy Recruiting, Workplace Diversity, Talent Sourcing, Earth Day, Diversity and Inclusion

10 Ways to Keep Spirits During Changing Times

Posted by Joonko on Apr 8, 2020 10:01:25 AM

We’ve seen the news, our headlines are bombarded with the latest COVID-19 updates. It’s forcing many companies to close their doors and shifting others into a work from home anomaly. So, to help you maintain a pulse on your company culture during this time of uncertainty, we’ve pulled out the tips to keep your newly-founded remote team going strong. 

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Topics: Workplace Diversity, Candidate Experience, Working from Home, COVID-19, Remote Work

Small Email; Big Impact: Stamping A Brand On The Candidate Experience

Posted by Joonko on Feb 27, 2020 2:19:54 PM

Telling a candidate ‘no’ is never easy, but the good news is there’s finally a culture developing behind creating positive candidate experiences. With six out of ten candidates reporting a negative candidate experience, we can officially consider this topic a business imperative. Not because it directly affects candidates’ perception but because it also deeply ties into the employer brand. Companies and organizations with strong employer brands see a 43% decrease in hiring costs and are finally realizing the impact of candidate experience and human capital.

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Topics: Effortless Sourcing, Candidate Experience, Employer Brand

Coming Out Black: A Mixed Perspective On Black History

Posted by Tyler Hatcher on Feb 11, 2020 3:34:18 PM

Black History Month photo series by Jett Walker Photography in partnership with basic.

Like many others in our society, I’m mixed or “multiracial” if we’re being politically correct. However, Black History wasn’t something I was accustomed to as I grew up. I never got to know the black side of my background -- I had a deadbeat father and my very white mother, aunt and grandmother raised me collectively. So, as I grew up, my blackness wasn’t something I claimed entirely. It was more like the silent elephant in the room.

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Topics: Workplace Diversity, LGBTQ, Inclusion, Black History Month, Black History

Lean In, They Said: Recollections Of A Working Mom

Posted by Pe'era Feldman - VP Marketing on Jan 28, 2020 10:46:25 AM

When I was still in school studying for my masters in tech management I was one of very few female students. During my time, the faculty was predominantly male, however, I found comfort in one of my professors, a female electrical engineer. This professor worked closely with the US Navy and was a total badass when it came to development, design and algorithms. A true role model who succeeded in areas that many others didn’t even try. A true inspiration in a time where female engineers were considered to be an urban myth.

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Topics: Diveristy Recruiting, Workplace Diversity, Inclusion, Diversity, Motherhood

Diversity Heroes: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by Joonko on Jan 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

As diversity and inclusion enthusiasts, we often look to the Diversity Heroes throughout history for guidance - those who paved the way with brave hearts and true ambition to create change in the world. Today specifically, we’re honoring Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most historically pivotal leaders in the Civil Rights Movement and a true catalyst for change. Dr. King’s work and mission has echoed loudly and provided a moral and ethical backbone so impactful initiatives could thrive today. And, that's how we do what we do.

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Topics: Pride, Inclusion, Diversity, MLK, Diversity Heroes

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