Rooting Out Implicit Bias in the Workplace

Anti-Racism 101: Tools for Human Resources Professionals Have you ever made a comment like this when describing one of your colleagues, an interview candidate or someone you met at a meeting or in a conference? “He just didn’t feel like a good fit for the company.” “Something about her seemed a bit ‘off’.” “He’s very competent. I can tell by […]

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When it Comes to Fostering Diversity, 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 and activists, academics, artists and ordinary people to listen to people of color – to make space for the voices of those traditionally marginalized. Deanna Van Buren, an architect and restorative justice […]

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Hiring Developers: Why Most Companies Get It Wrong

In my software development career, I’ve been hired and I have hired. Now, in my job of running a Talent Assessment company, I’ve been observing our customers dealing with the precarious nature of software developer hiring. In this blog, I will share my observations about these challenges as well as some solutions. 1. Talent Shortage? In 2019, 126,066 new Computer […]

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Getting Smart About Artificial Intelligence

Selecting your next binge-worthy Netflix drama. Tagging your mom in that Facebook-worthy family portrait. Optimizing your route to work to avoid traffic. Brushing your teeth.  What do all these activities have in common? Artificial intelligence. (Yes, even the dental hygiene!) Surprised? Were you thinking of chess-playing computers and robot dogs? Or maybe a manipulative supercomputer? Real-life AI may not be […]

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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 […]