Use employee empowerment to build a more engaged, diverse and inclusive workplace. We’re in the middle of a change in the relationship between employees and their jobs. Workers are demanding job flexibility, meaningful work, learning and development opportunity, and seeking an alignment with company values. Remote work has been seen to increase employee engagement and...Read More
An effective Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy for staffing solutions requires more than just a personalized candidate experience. Employer need to evaluate the entire recruiting and talent acquisition lifecycle. An important first step is to look at talent sourcing from the perspective of skill matching. A Harvard Business Review study revealed that 80% of...Read More
Guess what? We are all neurodiverse. Some people think fast, and others think slow. Each of us sees the world differently, may communicate differently, and have different opinions. Neurodiversity refers to variations in the way some people think. It includes autism, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other cognitive differences. Research shows up to...Read More
Effective DEI initiatives require actions that prioritize diversity in hiring and taking measurable steps to create employment equity in an inclusive work environment. This means turning the nouns Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into verbs. Authenticity comes from action. While it’s one thing to attract and hire diverse talent, activating DEI initiatives at work starts with...Read More
When you think about recruiting automation, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? ATS Software? Onboarding software? Artificial Intelligence? Before you look at any hiring automation software, you need to understand the total breadth of your recruiting process and the areas of your business where you should consider applying automation. Recruitment automation software enables...Read More
In last month’s Smart Inclusion video conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion we discussed how to turn these Nouns into Verbs. This month, we took it a step further to talk about DEI training and how it begins with conducting both a self-assessment and a company DEI assessment. We gained insights from Kelli McLean Slade,...Read More
How to build the right employee value proposition Employment branding is no different than marketing in that it’s all about creating value. Just like your website must appeal to prospective customers, when trying to attract top talent to your job openings, your message must be effectively communicated to make your company stand out. Recently, Acara...Read More
Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at USA Swimming, Leland Brown III talks with Sylvia Dahlby, DE&I Champion at SmartSearch about understanding, leveraging, and activating diversity, inclusion, and equity – and the practice of turning these Nouns into Verbs for more effective actions. This interview is part of an ongoing series of video conversations...Read More
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Are we there yet? My personal journey on the road to social justice began in the 1960’s as one who grew up in a mixed-race family. I learned a few hard lessons about racism and discrimination at an early age. This helped prepare me for the harsh realities of sexism and...Read More
In 2022, I led a research project on how SmartSearch technology can help advocate diversity outreach in recruiting, and hiring. I began recording the Smart Inclusion series of interviews on the many aspects of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Here are the highlights of this year’s conversations with SmartSearch clients, vendor partners, and thought-leaders on trends,...Read More
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