Thanksgiving is practically here, and you can feel its presence. There’s a fresh chill in the air that creeps in on late afternoons. The darkness falls earlier, followed by the aroma of logs smoking within cozy hearths. The clerks at the market are frantically stocking the shelves. Then there are the elaborate plans drawn up to coordinate the efforts of recipe gathering, shopping, cooking, accommodating guests, laying out tables, and setting up for the big game. Yet the spirit of this season[...]
October is historically an exciting and busy month, with a variety of colorful celebrations taking place across the globe. It’s a diverse month. It’s also a month for diversity. In less than a week, Chicago will welcome the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s 2016 Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange -- an event we hope to see you at on October 23. For all the talk of diversity, however, we know that challenges and biases persist. We hear them in shocking political[...]
Diversity isn’t just a staffing industry topic. It’s taken center stage during this polarizing election season -- more than economics, job creation, the military or taxes. The groundbreaking and inspirational events of recent weeks demonstrate that a person’s capabilities, skills and worth have no cultural, intellectual, gender or racial bounds. We know that promoting gender equality plays a vital role in retaining top talent. So why must we still make the “business case” for inclusion? It’s[...]
As we’ve written before, promoting gender equality plays a vital role in retaining top talent, boosting bottom line profits, attracting consumers to your brand, and embodying a conscientious, fully human work culture. It isn’t just good for business, however. As McKinsey Global Institute’s new study demonstrates, gender parity will dramatically improve the economy.