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Unique Careers: Jenn Labin on hiring entrepreneurs at heart

Jenn Labin is Chief Talent & Diversity Officer at MentorcliQ. Jenn has over 15 years of experience in talent development, training and design. Previously, she was the owner of TERP Associates which was recently acquired by MentorcliQ. Combining TERP's expertise with MentorcliQ's award-winning mentoring software to expand mentoring content, training and value for customers. Jenn is the author of Mentoring Programs That Work, a unique approach to building scalable and sustainable

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Unconscious Bias: Denise Leaser on how resumes may lead to unconscious bias

Denise Leaser is President at GreatBizTools.  Denise, what does diversity hiring mean to you? A lot is said about diversity ratios and making sure that all groups are represented. To me, it means hiring based on merit with special care taken to ensure your hiring is free from biases. Candidate’s age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation — these are personal characteristics that are completely unrelated to job performance. Hiring on merit leads to

How to liven up your internal communications materials and make employees pay more attention to what you say

Efficient internal communication is closely related to employee’s engagement which in turn is key to high profitability. However, keeping the staff’s interest alive and engage the team in an on-going two-way interaction might be a challenge. Below are some suggestions on how to freshen up some of the notoriously tedious company documents.    Code of conduct   This one can be as exciting as watching paint dry. But worry not, most of the companies have long

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Ethnic Names: Katie Kern on how an ethnic name can impact your career prospects

Katie Kern, Partner is the COO of Media Frenzy Global. Katie has also served on the board of directors for YWCA of Greater Charleston and TAG Marketing society. Katie, what does diversity hiring mean to you? It’s about removing bias from the hiring process and providing equal opportunities and access to jobs to everyone. I can speak from an US perspective only, I can’t discuss other countries, but it’s a long history of discrimination based on origin, race, religion, age and

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Urban Entrepreneurs: Lyneir Richardson on how startups can hire diverse thought teams and thrive

Our guest today is Lyneir Richardson, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Executive Director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) at Rutgers Business School. He serves (and has served) on numerous non-profit and civic boards, committees and commissions. What does diversity hiring mean to startups? Building great products requires a diversity of thought. Hiring people having different backgrounds or world views leads to positive tension in the t