Talent Management

Talent Management

Anatomy of Change: How inclusive cultures evolve (Catalyst)

To level the playing field for women in corporate America we are asking our companies to change. We are asking them to change deeply embedded institutional cultural norms.  It is not a challenge to be taken on by the faint of heart. Many people are going to say no. There are going to be set backs. But it …

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The experience of Susan vs. Simon (Hays Recruiting)

Why do Susan and Simon have the exact same resume but different job search outcomes? This paper from Hays Recruiting shows how gender bias creeps into the talent management process and why we must add mechanisms to control it.  The HR director at a firm that implemented controls illustrates the power of structural changes. We all thought we …

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PwC’s Chief Diversity Officer highlights a sponsorship program (Fast Co.)

A level playing for all employees requires culture change in our companies.  Culture change happens when we encourage  dialogue (some of it uncomfortable) to promote understanding combined with structural programs that nudge us along to best in class workplaces. PWC has a formal sponsorship program that helps drive a culture that embraces differences and opens up doors …

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Business Case For Posting All Jobs

One structural roadblock to women’s career advancement is the lack of transparency in job opportunities. Some companies choose not to post all jobs, especially director and above level jobs. This Q&A from HR Specialist magazine recommends posting ALL jobs because failure to do so can lead to “class ceiling” discrimination claims. Business Case For Posting All …

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Cascading Gender biases, compounding effects: An Assessment of Talent Management Systems (Catalyst)

This 2009 study from Catalyst is an oldie but goodie. The conditions it describes are still very much a part of corporate America in 2015. This paper explains how to mitigate risk and break the “vicious cycle” of talent management systems and practices that disadvantage women. It explains how bias is introduced into talent management systems and contains …

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USING TALENT MANAGEMENT TO SUPPORT INCLUSION: A How-To Guide For Organisations (Catalyst)

This practical guide from Catalyst provides short assessment questions to get people thinking about better talent management processes. It articulates what inclusion looks and feels like from the point of view of individuals, managers and organizations. USING TALENT MANAGEMENT TO SUPPORT INCLUSION: A How-To Guide For Organisations (Catalyst)

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Women At The Top Of Corporations: Making It Happen (McKinsey & Company)

This 28 page report from power thought leader McKinsey & Company provides a summary of the gender balanced leadership problem… and solution. Don’t feel like reading 28 pages? Skip straight to page 17 which contains an infographic about how to fix things. Easy as 1-2-3! CEO commitment CEO and executive team visible monitoring of progress in gender …

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