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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

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3 Qualities to Look for in Candidate Portfolios

Hiring the perfect candidate for a particular job isn't a piece of cake. Predicting someone's performance on the job based only on prior achievements is tricky and can be misleading. No employer, however, wants ''bad hires''. Too much time and money can be lost after replacing a disastrous new hire, so recruiters must weigh essential factors when assessing a candidate's portfolio. The following qualities deserve close inspection.   Detail-Oriented   A de