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By EmployDiversity Being on-site may be more valuable than you think The Covid-19 Pandemic has warped the world of work. In some sectors, jobs are unrecognizable from what they were in 1999. Many labor analysts insist that changes to the job market were already there; the transition has taken two years instead of five- to seven. One of the biggest changes is the use of remote video technology for meetings.  Before 2020,...
 By EmployDiversity These are special times. Women are making inroads into business, sports, politics, computer science, medicine, and more. At this rate, the 21st-century in the United States is shaping up to be radically different politically, economically, and militarily than previous centuries.   Here are just some of the women shaping "her-story." Jennifer King Just before the pandemic hit, an historic...
Affirma is Committed to Diversity and Inclusion!  Affirma is a full service technology consultancy headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. We provide a breadth and depth of expertise while maintaining the personal touch of a boutique firm.  Our teams specialize in helping organizations of all sizes solve their most challenging business pain points by creating custom in-house solutions.  We offer services ranging from business...
EmployDiversity is proud to announce a partnership with Appzen.  AppZen  will be hosting their first Virtual Job Fair on February 25 at 11:30 am PST with  EmployDiversity . Spaces are limited so use the following link to apply by February 22!  https://hubs.li/H0FvQJC0 .
By EmployDiversity Just because they're virtual, events, exhibitions, interviews, and retellings can still be powerful and entertaining. It's easy to think during the Covid-19 Lockdown that Black History Month (BHM) celebrations are muted. Especially if you're single, you may consider that because you're feeling a bit isolated, any celebrations may also be few and far between. And besides, who can stand another close encounter with...
 By EmployDiversity HR doesn't have to be a cheerleader to support its Work From Home Staff; it just needs to be Responsive The year 2020 was one of the most difficult for societies to contend with in modern history. Illness, the loss of jobs, plunging economic activity, working from home, taking care of children, loneliness, isolation. This is the first time within living history that so many around the world have had to contend...
By EmployDiversity HR diverse organizations have a particularly heroic time organizing staff gatherings during the holiday season at the end of every year. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and a myriad of nationalities of staff who contribute to the business year-round should have their customs honored in some way. The year 2020, as we all know, is particularly challenging because of the massive move toward Working From Home (WFH). ZOOM...
By EmployDiversity  Diverse professionals need to be more sensitive to their environment and to those they engage than do mainstream coworkers and job seekers. Listening in an active manner goes a long way toward fully engaging people, learning their orientation and benefiting from the interactions. DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT LISTENERS People listen in several different ways:   Competitive listening  -...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY Whether you’re looking for your first job or a new job, I bet you’ve got a shortlist of your choice companies to work for. These are the companies who are known for being “top employers”, “industry leaders”, or “best managed”. The best companies to work for might have official awards or they might just have an outstanding reputation. As a minority, you’re probably...
By EmployDiversity Diverse professionals have significant challenges while interviewing that mainstream candidates may never have to consider. A surprising tip that could help you ace your next phone interview is to smile. That’s right, for just a few minutes drop the attitude that’s developed after all the rejections and slights you may have suffered in the job market and drop your defenses. Even though you’re not...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY I recall many years ago listening to an interview with a Palestinian in the Occupied Territories neighboring Israel. She said something that has stuck with me ever since: “The Minority knows more about the Majority than the Majority knows about the Majority.” The Minority - whether it be gender-based, ethnic, religious or other - has to know more about its environment in order to survive, at a minimum....
Prepare for an interview by: Performing research on the company and position you are applying for  Spending time on the employer’s website and learning as much as you can about them Carefully examining and analyzing the job description  Confirming your qualifications meet the requirements of the job Preparing several thoughtful questions for the interviewer(s) Anticipating what questions, you might be...