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The Headstart blog is a collection of original weekly content designed to keep inclusive early talent-hiring at the top of your 'To Do' list. Stop your organization from overlooking diverse future leaders, fuel your DEI strategy, and triumph in the boardroom armed with up-to-date info.

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Autism at work: achieving inclusion for a spectrum of needs

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The autistic community represents a wealth of un- and under-utilized skills. It’s in everyone’s interest to change that — making workplaces across the world more inclusive for those with autism. Inclusion and autism — are you doing enough? Autism is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ACA). According to this…

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Avoiding “like me” bias in early talent mentorship

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Bias creeps up everywhere at work. And if you’ve ever shown slight favoritism for a junior who reminds you “of a younger me,” you’ve inadvertently fueled a biased working environment. Mentorship programs develop early talent to the best of their potential. But how do you avoid the “like me” bias…

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How diverse is the tech industry, anyway?

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It’s an industry renowned for forward-thinking, but tech is slipping behind when it comes to DEI.  Here’s how some organizations are overcoming the challenges to build an ethnically, gender, age, and neurodiverse workplace — and how you can join them.  Diversity in tech: the current reality In 2014, tech’s major…

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Discrimination in your workplace? Here’s how to call it out

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Workplace discrimination hurts the individual, the team, and the organization as a whole. So when prejudice sneaks into your company’s ways of working, how do you stop it? You need to speak up. Would you stand up to discrimination at work? Witnessing discrimination puts us in a difficult position at…

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LGBTQ+ in the workplace: supporting authenticity

LGBTQ+ in the workplace

Psychological safety is the feeling of being accepted and respected. It indicates being yourself in a professional setting, without fear of judgment, and it’s something all staff should enjoy as standard. Although, that’s not always the case. Psychological safety for LGBTQ+ employees If a salesperson takes a risk in a…

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Disability & hiring –– are you wasting talent?

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If you are disabled in America, much of the corporate world can be closed off to you. Why? Because our hiring processes knowingly, or unknowingly, exclude those less physically able — so, how can we turn the tide? Hidden hiring biases: is disability one of yours? Diversity and inclusion has…

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

“Stop stepping on eggshells.” The truth about getting a job with a disability.

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There are certain career paths that require full physical ability. But for most other jobs, disability needn’t be a barrier. Why then are disabled jobseekers so common — and how can early talent hiring managers help make amends? Too many disabled workers are searching for jobs Is it possible that the…

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Promoting diversity: is the UK doing enough for minority grads?

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The world of work is undergoing significant change. But is there hope for diversity and early talent amidst the doom and gloom of increased economic pressures? Let’s talk: Promoting diversity amid an employment crisis Will graduates now enter a more diverse workplace? How to attract the best early talent Download…

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NEURODIVERSITY

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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Autism at work: achieving inclusion for a spectrum of needs

autism inclusion - hr insights

The autistic community represents a wealth of un- and under-utilized skills. It’s in everyone’s interest to change that — making workplaces across the world more inclusive for those with autism. Inclusion and autism — are you doing enough? Autism is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ACA). According to this…

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CAMPUS RECRUITMENT

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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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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GENDER EQUALITY

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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Gender equality in the workplace — lessons for 2021 and beyond

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Gender inequality can be an entrenched issue in the office. It reveals itself in pay grade differences, lack of representation at senior level, and sometimes — incredibly —  minimal intervention against gross misconduct. Reaching gender equality requires radical action in organizations. Here’s what you need to know… HR’s role in…

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