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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Equip a New Leader to Manage a Multicultural Team?

May 18, 2010
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What type of leadership training can we provide to a project manager who must lead a culturally diverse team of people? This leader is taking on an international posting, and will need to manage a workforce that includes people from Southeast Asia (Filipinos and Malaysians), south Asians (Indians, Pakistanis and Sri Lankans), Germans, Italians, Palestinians, Sudanese and a few locals. The project is about building a dam on the Tana River in Kenya. We wish to support this person and give him as many leadership tools as possible. But we are not certain how to package the training so it produces the desired results.
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Keeping Your Diversity Program Legal

April 26, 2010
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It’s fine for an organization to tout goals of diversity and inclusion. It’s the actual implementation of the plan that can draw criticism and legal challenges. The key to today’s legally defensible diversity initiatives is to concentrate diversity efforts on expanding the pipeline of candidates to include as many diverse candidates as possible. Here are some best-practice suggestions.
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What to Do About Body Art at Work

March 24, 2010
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Although some employers, particularly in traditionally creative fields, may encourage employee displays of body art as a form of self-expression, many others worry that their employees’ visible body piercings and tattoos may be off-putting or even offensive to customers, investors and the public at large. Here are some suggestions for legally managing body art at work.
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Ads Educate C-Suite About Disability Diversity

March 19, 2010
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The national campaign is designed to change the perception of hiring disabled employees, with print ads poking fun at the foibles of a typical worker.
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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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