A land of immigrants

I just finished watching a two-part show on the History Channel called America: Promised Land. I found the show fascinating as it discussed the immigrant nature of the population and the trials and tribulations those immigrants had in coming to America. Given the current sentiments wrapped around immigration policy it was a very interesting show. …

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Future Friday: Are you really paying attention to demographics?

  Everyone in HR knows about demographics. We can sit around the table and spout off some of the better known facts. But are you really paying attention to these demographics beyond these simple facts? You should be. CEOs are starting to pay attention. The CEO should not know Your CEO should not know more …

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Diversity is More That Just Race

A recent article written by SHRM staffer Rebecca Hastings, SPHR dealt with diversity. Her article, entitled Diversity Efforts Should Include White Employees, (SHRM membership may be needed to read) dealt with including more whites, specifically more white men, in diversity training. The group that conducted the training found that including whites in diversity training increased …

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Does Diversity Have to Mean Fewer White Guys?

An interesting article hit my email today. I am sure others have seen it as well. It is entitled Are White Males Under Attack?  Written by Kellye Whitney for Diversity Executive it discusses the premise of Stephen DeFelice, author of  The Attack on the White Male — and the Weakening of America, that diversity programs have reduced …

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Mid-Summer Carnival of HR: Education for HR

The mid-summer edition of the Carnival of HR is being hosted by Jennifer McClure of Unbridled Talent in her Online Degree edition. There are some very interesting and educational posts to be found and you can get a semester’s worth of learning in a few hours just by reading these blog posts. You can find learning material …

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Top 5 Monday "Reads" for the HR Professional

It is hard to keep up with reading blogs. There are just too many good ones. So to help you out here are 5 that I consider a good way to start off a new week. Ann Bares writes on Mission Critical Skills: The Haves & The Have Nots. She talks about realities of the …

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Bilingualism: HR Skill Of The Future

According to the Census Bureau by 2050 Hispanics will comprise 30% of the U.S. population and Asians will comprise 9%. Combine this with the rapidly expanding “global” economy this will put bilinguil skills at the top of the list of necessary skills for HR professionals of the future. The Census Bureau further reports that non-Hispanic …

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Leadership Notes from a "Good to Great" Company

I had the opportunity to hear John G. Rice, Vice Chairman of GE, speak on leadership. GE is one of the companies Jim Collins wrote about in “Good to Great”. In fact Rice’s introducer said it is the only remaining company written about that continues to excel. Rice talked about GE in general, his schedule …

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