Sometimes I find the idea of diversity as a controversial topic utterly ridiculous. The so-called controversy is mostly about people’s inability or unwillingness to deal with discomfort. Without quoting a bunch of hard stats related to the composition of the population, the immense purchasing power of minority groups, the mélange of demographics and their impact … Continue reading The Association between Diversity and Controversy Is Played Out
Snapchat is hot. Not like, beautiful, I mean it’s extremely popular. It has more than 161 million daily active users as of December 2016, and its parent company Snap is planning an IPO in March. In advance of that date, which is poised to be one of the biggest tech IPOs in a while, Snap released some, … Continue reading Snap Offers Small Diversity Nugget in Advance of IPO
Benchmarking is as common in learning and development as mobile learning is on cellphones. But that doesn’t mean it’s done well or that the data is useful. In September, Towards Maturity, a benchmarking research company, released that its Personalised Benchmark Report had experienced a record 25 percent increase in the number of reports delivered to … Continue reading To Benchmark or Not to Benchmark?
The most pressing issue at hand for human resources functions in most companies is leadership and talent development. Yet these same companies freely admit this is a keen area of weakness for them. These organizations waste millions of dollars each year developing workshops, coaching sessions and corporate universities that don’t provide the tools managers need … Continue reading Are You Wasting Money Developing Leaders?
Hair buns gon’ wild LOL. But seriously, to talk about potentially contentious topics like white privilege, an organization’s culture has to be diversity friendly already. Otherwise things likely will go awry very quickly. Continue reading How to Talk About White Privilege #diversity #inclusion #communication #culture
Things are moving in the right direction, but we’re not there yet. Still, we keep working on it – what choice do we have? None! – by removing bias from the workplace and different talent management processes, broadening diversity from a talent-focused practice to one rooted in business strategy and moving past the historical baggage … Continue reading Strategy Diversity Management: Are We There Yet? #diversity #business
Everything you ever wanted to know about succession planning and learning strategy for the State of Tennessee. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but Chief Learning Officer Trish Holliday took time to talk in detail with me about the impact her work has had on the state and on the workforce. Continue reading Succession Planning and Learning in the State of Tennessee #government #learning