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Image courtesy of Unsplash By Guest Contributor: Craig Brown of  Yourcareerboost.com Many workers were displaced when COVID-19 erupted in this country, including those who normally worked from their homes. While it might feel like replacing your position in the current climate is impossible, there are plenty of opportunities worth exploring. EmployDiversity  offers the following resources to walk you through what you...
By EmployDiversity Women and minorities who have traditionally felt sidelined at work have new ways to lift their productivity and job satisfaction The world changed significantly for women and minority knowledge workers during the Pandemic. Many felt more grounded, supportive of their families, and productive in their work than before. LinkedIn wrote, "'Black knowledge workers reported a 50% boost in their sense of belonging at...
By EmployDiversity  Constant and consistent restorative activities can be the key to your productivity and enjoyment of life For some, working from home has been a blessing in disguise: fewer meetings, fewer disagreeable people with whom to engage; fewer distractions. After all, if many women and minority job holders already feel marginalized in the workplace, not being around the office is not such a bad thing. All the...
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...