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Experts talk: hiring (and championing) neurodivergent grads

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Even in the context of DEI, neurodiversity is rarely discussed. Is neurodivergent hiring at risk of being overlooked, especially for early talent? Here’s what our experts had to say… Neurodivergent representation in today’s workplace We’re going to put this plainly: neurodivergent talent has a hard time entering the workforce. In…

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The most Underrepresented Groups in Finance

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The financial world has long been nicknamed an “Old Man’s Club,” and it’s easy to see why. Many demographic groups are seriously underrepresented, as these alarming — and disappointing — statistics make clear. Who are the most underrepresented groups in banking and financial services? It’s the type of management outburst…

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How to see past mitigating circumstances (& hire top talent)

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Very few of us enjoy a linear, bump-free path through life. Mitigating circumstances influence what’s happened to a candidate before they apply to your company. But they may have little bearing on the talent, performance, and energy that person can bring moving forward. The impact of mitigating circumstances Understanding mitigating…

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What’s up with inequality in the workplace? 45 sobering stats

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The world of work isn’t an equal playing field. But whether because of gender, age, race, or neuro differences, the fallout of inequality in the workplace is everyone’s business. Ready to see the big picture? Gender inequality at work: held back and harassed It’s been over half a century since…

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Cultivating inclusive early talent internships (+ 9 practical resources)

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Early talent internships open doors to the world of work. But do they offer equal opportunities to new and soon-to-be grads from different demographics? Not always. Here’s how — and why — internships could offer more, to more people. The purpose of early talent internships Internships are nothing new —…

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Equality, women and work: damage control in 2021

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COVID-19 has shut borders, closed businesses, and undone decades of progress for working women. Your business may have been top of the class for gender equity pre-2020, but take your eye off the ball now, and the results could be irreversible. 1: Today’s landscape 2: Achievements so far 3: Helping…

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DIVERSITY HIRING

How inclusive is your culture? It’s time for a health-check

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Every employee responsible for building, and maintaining, an inclusive culture. Leaders need to lead, yes. But culture is the outcome of everyone coming together. So how do you know when there’s still work to be done? Diversity is part of everyday life, but inclusion often isn’t In many US cities,…

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REAL Talk: Communicating DEI (properly) in 2021

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Your teams look to you as the expert on, and champion for, fair practices in your organization. But how familiar are you with what DEI is? Or how to talk about it with your colleagues? Decoding DEI — what does it mean? As HR managers, recruiters, and business leaders, we…

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INCLUSION

Experts talk: hiring (and championing) neurodivergent grads

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Even in the context of DEI, neurodiversity is rarely discussed. Is neurodivergent hiring at risk of being overlooked, especially for early talent? Here’s what our experts had to say… Neurodivergent representation in today’s workplace We’re going to put this plainly: neurodivergent talent has a hard time entering the workforce. In…

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Supporting dyslexia at work: what can HR do?

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Dyslexia affects around 15% of Americans, making it one of the most common learning difficulties around. But how supportive are you of dyslexia at work? Dyslexia – what is it, how common is it, and how does it affect work? Dyslexia causes problems with reading, writing, and spelling. Employees with…

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CAMPUS RECRUITMENT

Cultivating inclusive early talent internships (+ 9 practical resources)

early talent internships

Early talent internships open doors to the world of work. But do they offer equal opportunities to new and soon-to-be grads from different demographics? Not always. Here’s how — and why — internships could offer more, to more people. The purpose of early talent internships Internships are nothing new —…

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Early talent recruitment – are you fishing in the wrong pond?

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Where are you focusing your campus recruiting efforts? It goes without saying, there’s a lot to be said for Ivy League schools. Yet, they aren’t the be-all and end-all — particularly if your business is wanting the best early talent.  Tunnel vision is jeopardizing your campus recruiting efforts We’ve all been…

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