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Majority of the Time, Minority Staffing Firms Find Allies Among Non-Minority Companies

March 8, 2010
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If a minority-owned staffing firm partners with a non-minority-owned staffing firm, what’s the best way to do it? What are some tips, tools and techniques that can help ensure that the partnership is successful?
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Buyer Interest in Woman- and Minority-Owned Staffing Firms Appears to Be Rising

March 8, 2010
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The buyers who are most interested in increasing their use of Women and Minority Business Enterprise suppliers are those in the pharmaceutical/biotech and energy/chemical industries; large companies of 10,000 employees or more; and buyers of IT skills.
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Court Considers Time Limits on Employment Discrimination Suits

February 23, 2010
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Chicago’s government does not dispute that an employment test unfairly excluded African Americans from consideration for firefighter positions. It maintains, however, that the legal action occurred after the 300-day statute of limitations ran out on the initial announcement.
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Strength in DiversityLarge Corporations Find Working With Minority-Owned Firms Is Good Business

February 18, 2010
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Companies that understand supplier diversity see it not as an expense to be trimmed in a slow economy, but as an investment in the future, a way to find new clients and an integral part of their business strategy.
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Tough Times Often Even Tougher on Minority Businesses

February 18, 2010
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Companies that understand supplier diversity see it not as an expense to be trimmed in a slow economy, but as an investment in the future, a way to find new clients and an integral part of their business strategy.
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Minority Ownership Status Alone Isnt a Plan for Business Success

February 18, 2010
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Just being a minority business owner isn’t enough to win deals. Even at companies thoroughly committed to diversity, suppliers must show they add value to the bottom line.
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Why Forcing Managers to Interview Minority Candidates Is Good Business

February 9, 2010
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Commentary: To strip the emotion out of the issue, you have to stop talking about affirmative action and start talking about how the world of hiring works. To do that, let’s replace ‘minority candidate’ with ‘internal candidate’ and evaluate the general merits of forcing interviews—even if it seems the hiring decision has already been made.
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Few Employers Addressing Impact of Aging Workforce

February 2, 2010
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The terrible state of the economy may be distracting companies from a looming issue: a graying workforce whose eventual retirement may leave them short of skills and organizational knowledge.
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