Failing to broach the subject of diversity at work sends a powerful and damaging message to a diverse employee base.

When Fostering Diversity at Work, Listening is the Key

Protests sweeping across the country and around the world have ignited urgent new conversations about race and racism. During these times, we have heard repeated requests from educators, activists, academics, artists, and ordinary people to listen to people of color – to make space for the voices of those traditionally marginalized, including in conversations about diversity at work. Deanna Van […]

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Why Diversity Messaging Matters

Diversity can be a very valuable thing. Organizations with more diverse employees tend to be more successful. They hold greater market share. They have more customers, more sales, and higher profits.   Executives realize this. 95% believe that a more diverse workforce will make their company more innovative 84% say that problems with diversity lead to employee turnover 72% are […]

Bias in AI does exist. How can we avoid an algorithm presenting bias into the equation? Read more on Cangrade's stance on bias in AI.

Race, Responsibility & Hiring Algorithms: Our Stance on Bias in AI

Frankenstein’s monster or Dr. Frankenstein? Algorithms provide a cloak of objectivity – but that doesn’t make them infallible. Bias in AI does exist. Just like humans, algorithms may rely on stereotypes that reinforce discriminatory hiring practices. Why is this? Because that’s what they’re designed to do. The backbone of many of these potentially biased algorithms is something data-scientists call “satisficing,”. […]

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Cangrade’s soft skills assessments can help your team root your candidate selection process in data.

How to Find Your Purple Squirrel: Putting Soft Skills Assessments to Work

If you’re a talent acquisition professional, you know finding candidates isn’t the tough part. The struggle comes when trying to find the right candidate. Job descriptions usually come with a laundry list of skills-related qualifications attached.  Why is this an issue? Well, it’s recruiters and HR managers then that face the so-called “purple squirrel” problem. The term “purple squirrel” describes the perfect […]

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Unconscious bias can lead us to sabotage a person’s interview, in a phenomenon psychologists call “the self-fulfilling prophecy”.

How to Mitigate Unconscious Bias in Recruitment – Where Interviews Go Wrong

Why aren’t more women in the boardrooms of major corporations? Why don’t more African-Americans work in the burgeoning tech industries? When asked, companies often claim a lack of qualified candidates. However, many of these companies might consider the lesson that orchestras across the nation learned in decades past – unconscious bias may play a role.  Prior to the 1970s, 95% […]

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