Posts tagged with 'diversity'
Diversity Is an Organization’s ‘Moral Obligation’Read the rest of this entry »
Diversity has long been a workforce priority, if not always broadly shared within an organization, certainly it is and has been for human resources and recruiting professionals.
HR, and we include the recruiting team here, is the group typically tasked with ensuring compliance with government requirements, historically the motivator behind efforts to have a demographically representative workforce.
Now, that’s changed. Driven by calls internally as well as nationally for fairness …
5 Questions to Improve Accounting’s Leadership DiversityRead the rest of this entry »
Noting that “Women are underrepresented as partners and top executives in the accounting profession,” a panel of women accounting leaders said the way to change is for firms to focus on talent acquisition, retention, and promotion.
In a session at AICPA’s ENGAGE 2020 online conference the four women leaders explained it’s not enough for firms to simply hire more women accountants. Partners and managing executives have to provide women training …
COVID Trials Raising Awareness of Clinical DiversityRead the rest of this entry »
Minority representation in clinical trials is an issue the coronavirus vaccine trials has brought out of medical publications and journals and into the broader media.
“If Black people have been the victims of COVID-19, we’re going to …
Banks Seek to Improve Their Senior Level DiversityRead the rest of this entry »
The world’s largest banks may have slowed their overall hiring, but responding to #BlackLivesMatter and other pressures to be more diverse, they are placing greater emphasis on recruiting women and minorities, especially for senior positions.
"It's not tokenism," one London-based recruiter told eFinancialCareers."It's more that if you have a candidate who fulfills diversity criteria they are likely to sail through the approval process more quickly. This is getting more …
Bank Finds Autism Spectrum Hires Make Great TechnologistsRead the rest of this entry »
In the five years since starting its Autism at Work program, global investment bank JP Morgan Chase has discovered there’s almost no job someone on the spectrum can’t do.
An autism spectrum candidate was interviewed for a developer job that required Java. It turned out it was a language he didn’t know, said Anthony Pacilio, the global head of the bank’s autism program.
“We interviewed him on a Friday and …
Autism @ Work Is Showing the Value of NeurodiversityRead the rest of this entry »
As the worker shortage grows ever more dire, companies are beginning to discover the untapped, yet talented group of workers on the autism spectrum.
The Autism @ Work network is still small, but it has several large partners. Microsoft, EY, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase and SAP have all hired autistic workers. Dell started with three hires last summer and, according to a Reuters report, will double that number this summer. …
More Women In Accounting Leadership PositionsRead the rest of this entry »
Women in leadership positions in accounting firms is creeping up, but the pace of change is incremental, and in lower level managerial jobs, not much changed in the last few years.
The latest report from the Accounting MOVE Project shows women on management committees and as partners and principals on the project's member firms increased by 25% over the past 5 years. Meanwhile, the percentage of women as managers, senior …
Alternatives Sector Taking Action to Address Gender DisparityRead the rest of this entry »
Faced with a gender disparity that may be second only to that of the tech industry, the Emerging Market Private Equity Association last month announced an initiative to remedy the low numbers of women employed in the sector.
"Women remain heavily underrepresented, while studies indicate that financial performance of companies is correlated to diversity," said the 300 member organization. In creating the Gender Parity Acceleration Working Group, the EMPEA said …
Girls Who Invest Seeks to Boost Women ManagersWhen it comes to gender diversity in the alternative assets sector, women as managers make up only 13% of the total, a percentage that's even lower than the highly publicized gender gap in tech.Read the rest of this entry »
Closing that gap is the mission of Girls Who Invest, a non-profit organization that this week will kickoff its second, "Summer Intensive Program" training 60 college freshman and sophomores in the fundamentals of …
Women Leaders Are Good For BusinessWomen in the U.S. have made great strides in the quest for equality with men. Title IX leveled the playing field for women in school sports. Diversity efforts, spurred by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, brought increasing numbers of women into the workforce. Equal pay laws have improved the disparity between what men and women are paid, though we have yet to reach parity.Read the rest of this entry »
While the U.S. in many …