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Heidrick Announces Diversity Recruiting Deal

May 20, 2009
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The deal calls for Heidrick to give at least 10 percent of its work for Marsh & McLennan to women- and minority-owned executive search firms.
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5 Questions for Carl Brooks Minorities in the C-Suite

April 23, 2009
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No matter what he does during his tenure, President Barack Obama will be remembered in history as the first African-American president of the United States. Although that glass ceiling has been broken, much work remains to be done to get more people of color into corporate executive suites, says Carl Brooks, president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council. Brooks recently talked to Workforce Management staff writer Mark Schoeff Jr.
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C-Suite March

April 22, 2009
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C-Suite March
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Diversity as Business Strategy Company Faced Racial Tensions Head-On

April 7, 2009
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Leon Tupper and his business partner knew they would face challenges bringing a diverse workforce to Gilreath Manufacturing Inc. in Howell, Michigan, after purchasing the plastic-injection molding company out of bankruptcy.
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Restaurant Workers Group to Unveil Bias Study

March 27, 2009
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On Tuesday, March 31, the group will announce the findings of a report titled ‘Discrimination in Manhattan’s Top Restaurants Deny People of Color and Women Equal Access to Employment Opportunities.’
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For Diversity Officers, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

February 10, 2009
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Diversity officers struggling to increase minority headcounts come in for criticism. As the executives themselves note, having a thick skin and a healthy dose of perspective can be essential to the role.
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Sanford Moore Speaks Out Advocate of Racial Parity on Madison Avenue

February 10, 2009
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For 40 years, Sanford Moore has been an advocate for racial parity on Madison Avenue, particularly for African-Americans. He has been a thorn in the side of the agency structure, a chief cheerleader of government attempts to intervene and a critic of other African-Americans whose methods he doesn’t agree with.
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Diversity The Obama Effect

February 5, 2009
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Experts believe the election of the first African-American president of the United States will redefine workplace diversity, placing a greater emphasis on multiculturalism and socioeconomic status.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Overcome Resistance to New Diversity Initiatives

February 4, 2009
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What challenges/resistance should I expect as our organization begins examining workforce diversity? Conversely, how can we also illustrate the potential benefits to people who may be skeptical that this effort is "just another program" being imposed on them by HRM?
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Spiritual Etiquette at Work

November 15, 2008
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Commentary: Faith friendliness in the workplace does not mean faith favoritism. Ford Motor Co. has a good rule: If you want your faith group to be in Ford’s Interfaith Alliance, you’ve got to support the ability of other groups to meet. Here are some other guidelines for dealing with spiritual issues in the workplace.
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