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Innovative Ways To Use Higher Education Diversity Programs

Want to find an industry that’s making progress in creating a more diverse workforce? Take a look at higher education diversity programs and check out the results. The importance and benefits of diversity in the workforce is not a new fact. Racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse ones by 35%. Gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to earn above-average revenue. The statistics go on. But for an industry like higher education, diversity really matters. Within student populations in higher education, diversity has been a priority for quite some time. But, that priority was less emphasized among faculty and staff until more recently. Statistics show, however, that under 20% of the nation’s professoriate consists of persons of color, and in certain disciplines, that number falls to under 10%. Looking at gender, under 10% of STEM professors are women, and for women of color that number ...

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Retirement
Backing the Boomers: Retirement Coaching’s Importance

Many a work-related article has been dedicated to the  Millennial generation. From recruiting and retaining new, young talent to understanding how they tick, HR leaders have placed most of their recent attention on those coming into the workforce. However, a huge population of workers demands HR’s attention, especially in today’s work world. An entire generation is retiring en masse. A recent report claims that approximately 78 million Baby Boomers will retire in the upcoming years. That’s an average of 10,000 workers a day. It is crucial for HR leaders to step in and assist its oldest generation of workers, because, in reality, retirement is just another form of career transition that must be handled with tremendous care by HR professionals. Transitioning out of a company is often difficult for participants, even those who don’t think they’re in need of support. Outplacement services ...

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