Diversity and Inclusion is like Ice Cream, Everybody Wants Ice Cream

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Where I’m from, we believe that developing an authentic effort towards diversity and inclusion that is rich with flavor and important for any business.  We also believe Talent Acquisition teams (broadly defined) are the vanguard of access and that they, in every way, are instrumental in developing a variety of flavors initiating the sought after business […]

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Not Dr. Blasey Ford

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Personally, I’m shocked but not surprised that Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday October 6thby a vote of 50-48. He was chosen by the president to replace Anthony Kennedy. You may have seen on television that Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct and attempted rape over 35 years ago by now […]

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Why I Didn’t Report

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Why I Didn’t Report by Heather Bussing I’ve been raped twice. It wasn’t violent. I didn’t fight. When it’s someone you know well who has power over you, it’s rarely violent. Instead, it’s the repeated no’s, the avoidance, the laughing it off until the moment comes where those things don’t work anymore. In that moment, I […]

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Hiring Bias: Ghetto Names Are Not Welcome Here

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Many organizational leaders support inclusion and diversity, and organizations are increasingly raising unconscious bias awareness in an effort to foster inclusive cultures and to accommodate the varying expectations of diverse customer bases. However, there is still a lot of work to be done when it comes to bias in the workplace, especially around recruiting, hiring, […]

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