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  • Planning, execution, accountability can propel cultural change

    Jul 10, 2019

    Diversity numbers are important, but leaders need to do more to address the underlying factors that influence company culture, writes Tim Ryan, US chairman of PwC and co-founder of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. Success in this area requires planning, execution and accountability, and companies will need to work together to make a difference. Fortune (6/21)

  • Succeeding at sponsorship

    Jul 10, 2019

    When structured correctly, a formal sponsorship program can boost visibility for talented employees, improve inclusion and lessen the impact of bias. Firms should consider creating written guidelines and ensure that a diverse group of individuals is included in the program. Journal of Accountancy print issue (7/2019)

  • 25 winners chosen for Most Powerful Women in Accounting Awards

    Jul 10, 2019

    The winners of the 2019 Most Powerful Women in Accounting Awards have been announced, and the 25 recipients were recognized as part of the recent AICPA ENGAGE conference. Honorees are driving forces for innovation or excellence within their organizations and are engaged in mentoring others. CPA Practice Advisor online (6/12)

  • Multigenerational leadership requires values-driven approach

    Jul 10, 2019

    Today's workforce includes employees of all ages, and companies must recognize the importance of purpose and values as they strive to nurture successful multigenerational teams. In addition, leaders should be honest throughout the recruitment process, customize benefits to meet workers' needs and create development opportunities. Fortune (6/12)

  • How business leaders can support women at work

    Jul 10, 2019

    Top company leadership has a critical role to play in building momentum for diversity and being transparent about progress. This article offers several suggestions for narrowing the gender gap, ranging from promoting inclusion in the boardroom to eliminating biases in artificial intelligence. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (6/17)

  • Steps to build an understanding of social issues

    Jul 10, 2019

    Literacy about social issues is critical, but members of minority groups shouldn't bear the responsibility for educating leaders about these topics. Leaders can expand their knowledge by performing a search for curated content compiled by experts and listening carefully to the people around them. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (7/2)

  • How companies are trying to close diversity gaps

    Jul 10, 2019

    Even highly regarded companies may grapple with issues related to diversity and top-level representation. Some of these businesses are trying to address the problem by embracing human-centered design, offering interviews for open positions to internal candidates and avoiding questions about salary history. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (6/21)

  • Why gender-diversity strategies should consider minority women

    Jul 10, 2019

    Gender-diversity efforts should take into account the barriers faced by minority women. It's important to look at how compensation relates to both gender and race, create engagement surveys that examine the experiences of minority women and embrace an intersectional approach to diversity training. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (7/1)

  • What you can do to avoid hiring bias

    Jul 10, 2019

    Unconscious bias may lead hiring managers to select candidates who share similar attributes, even when they are presented with a diverse pool of applicants. Managers can use several strategies to address the issue, including recognizing the impact of affinity bias and being aware of how their peers' opinions may influence their decisions. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (6/28)

  • Improve hiring strategies by reaching out to workers with disabilities

    Jul 10, 2019

    Including workers with disabilities can lead to better hiring outcomes, and employers need to address unconscious bias that may inhibit their efforts in this area. If accommodations are necessary, approach the process with an innovative, problem-solving attitude. HR Dive (6/27)

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