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  • 4 steps for hiring and empowering workers with dyslexia

    Nov 13, 2019

    Employers can open the talent pipeline for workers with dyslexia by offering coaching and mentoring, using assistive technology, and training managers. A report from EY and Made By Dyslexia indicates that recruiting workers with dyslexia will help accounting firms meet future business demands. Accountancy Age (London) (tiered subscription model) (10/18)

  • Finance companies leading the way in diversity, analysis finds

    Nov 13, 2019

    Finance companies excelled in a Wall Street Journal ranking of diversity, and the research also shows that the most diverse companies have an edge in terms of operating results. Leaders from Deloitte and EY say clients are increasingly seeking diversity and inclusion advice. Morningstar (10/28)

  • The former Deloitte CEO on career agility

    Nov 13, 2019

    Cathy Engelbert, who was the first female CEO of a Big Four firm in the US, is putting her relationship-building savvy to work as the commissioner of the WNBA. "Deloitte really helped prepare me to be -- I guess the word is agile -- to have the agility to go out and build relationships with the key stakeholders in women's basketball," she says. Engelbert discusses the growth of women's sports and the importance of balancing professional and personal commitments. Journal of Accountancy online (10/24)

  • Listening is key to managing millennials

    Nov 13, 2019

    Listening carefully can help managers understand where millennials are coming from and how to tap into their strengths. Show millennials how their work makes an impact, and help them develop career road maps that lay out milestones for progress. Fast Company online (10/18)

  • How Salesforce tackled pay gaps, unconscious bias

    Nov 13, 2019

    After performing an audit, Salesforce discovered that there were pay gaps within its workforce that it would take a few million dollars to close. This article offers a closer look at the process, as well as steps the company has taken to eliminate unconscious bias. Wired (tiered subscription model) (10/15)

  • Alignment is crucial for maximizing the value of D&I

    Nov 13, 2019

    A survey of high-level diversity and inclusion officials suggests that companies can benefit in terms of employee recruitment, profit and reputation when their D&I initiatives are aligned with overall business strategy. However, obstacles to alignment remain, including the fact that some D&I programs lack dedicated leaders. Workforce online (10/25)

  • Purposeful action can build inclusive cultures

    Nov 13, 2019

    Building a company culture that is inclusive of all employees requires an intentional approach. Leaders can help achieve this goal by gathering feedback from employees and recognizing that sensitivity training should be part of a continuous effort. Forbes (10/17)

  • Growth in revenue per employee higher in diverse companies, report says

    Nov 13, 2019

    Companies with the most diversity exhibit the fastest growth in revenue per employee, according to The 2019 Art of Smart report from Crowe. The report notes that, in addition to its inherent merits, diversity is "also innovation in the making." Accounting Today (free registration) (10/28)

  • What do Gen Z workers want from employers?

    Nov 13, 2019

    Organizations that encourage employees' side hustles and passion projects might be better able to attract the youngest job seekers, according to a recent survey. Gen Z workers also want flexibility and clear plans for advancement. TLNT (10/17)

  • AI and unconscious bias in recruitment

    Nov 13, 2019

    When hiring programs that use artificial intelligence exhibit bias, it is often because they are learning from biased human behaviors. However, AI has the potential to address unconscious bias in the hiring process and allow for the evaluation of a larger pool of applicants. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (10/29)

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