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3 Diversity Hiring Strategies (In One Graphic) You Can Implement Today

It’s no secret that more companies are looking to diversity recruiting initiatives as a way to spark innovation on their teams, especially as data continues to show the competitive advantage of pursuing diversity and inclusion. But building inclusive teams that give members with different backgrounds opportunities to be heard is challenging… How can we overcome language barriers, accessibility issues, and improve company cultures? And how can we create teams where members feel included across time zones, continents, and lifestyles? Even more daunting, how do we measure our success? These are just a few of the questions that were tackled at the SF Tech Inclusion 2016 conference, an event centered around diversity and inclusion initiatives for both global brands and budding startups.

After two days at the conference we boiled down three actionable strategies in this infographic that you can implement today to reach your D&I objectives for your teams (scroll to the end of this post for additional resources!).

 


Additional Learnings

The Women Tech Leaders Keynote Panel with Melinda Briana Epler (Change Catalyst), Heather Friedland (Glassdoor), Yumi Clark (Capital One), Ana Arriola (Samsung), and Jewell Parkinson (SAP North America).

The Tech Inclusion conference reminded us that seeing the business and cultural benefits of having diverse teams doesn’t just mean reaching diversity numbers, but also requires clear communication and interaction between members; hitting diversity numbers is not the same as reaching a diversity goal that will provide business results. The Diversity and Inclusion keynote reiterated that ignoring inclusion objectives guarantees low retention of diversity candidates in the long term, and that Psychological Safety through empathy is the key to avoiding a loss of integrity and motivation from employees.

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How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.

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Work & Co

5 Tips for Career Switchers: Insight from Work & Co’s Sarah Mogin on Making Use of Your Past Lives

Sarah Mogin never used to like writing open-ended essays in school. She found herself much more motivated by tangible problems.

Calculus had some of those—she never had trouble with her math homework—but when she was in school she never envisioned just how much she could incorporate that love of solution-finding into her daily work, much less that she would have a career as a developer one day.

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Webinars

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Only 4% of companies that say they value diversity consider disabilities. Even fewer include learning and thinking differences.

While neurodiversity is a concept that is gaining more awareness, many employers have still not fully grasped the importance (and benefits) of understanding neurodiversity and how to effectively incorporate and retain neurodivergent individuals in their organizations.

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Videos

[VIDEO ▶️ ] Are You the Right Candidate for the Job? Tips From a Helm Recruiter

💎 Wondering how you can show up as the right candidate for the job?

📼 Press PLAY to hear some insight from a recruiter at Helm into what the right candidate for the job looks like in an interview. Alayna Sye, Helm's Senior Technical Recruiter, knows an applicant is going to be the right for the job usually after the first conversation. Find out exactly what will make you stand out, as well as the steps for the application process at Helm.

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30+ Ways Companies Are Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Founded in 1989, Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends October 15. The four-week span over two calendar months may seem a bit odd, but it comes with good reason, as it covers independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, as well as key celebrations in Hispanic and Latin communities. Apart from commemorating major holidays and historic milestones, this month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans.

We asked some of our partner companies what they're doing to honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work this year, and we were inspired by the wide range of responses, from highlighting the impact that employees have in local communities to hosting fireside conversations on allyship to sharing performances and instruction of famous cultural dances.ot only are these companies honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, they're finding ways to spread positive change throughout the year. Here's what they're doing, in their own words:

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