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Diversity Equity & Inclusion

SmartSearch’s DEI articles are part of a larger conversation with Human Resources thought-leaders and industry advocates on best practices in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The resources include our Smart Inclusion Video Series and several articles our SmartSearch DEI advocates wrote.

build better recruiting using skill matching backed by AI
An effective Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy for staffing solutions requires more than just a personalized candidate experience. Employer need to evaluate the entire recruiting and talent acquisition lifecycle. An important first step is to look at talent sourcing from the perspective of skill matching.  A Harvard Business Review study revealed that 80% of...
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why employers should build a neuro-inclusive workplace
Guess what? We are all neurodiverse.  Some people think fast, and others think slow. Each of us sees the world differently, may communicate differently, and have different opinions. Neurodiversity refers to variations in the way some people think. It includes autism, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other cognitive differences. Research shows up to...
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Effective DEI initiatives require actions that prioritize diversity in hiring and taking measurable steps to create employment equity in an inclusive work environment. This means turning the nouns Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into verbs. Authenticity comes from action. While it’s one thing to attract and hire diverse talent, activating DEI initiatives at work starts with...
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DEI assessment and training materials
In last month’s Smart Inclusion video conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion we discussed how to turn these Nouns into Verbs.  This month, we took it a step further to talk about DEI training and how it begins with conducting both a self-assessment and a company DEI assessment. We gained insights from Kelli McLean Slade,...
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  Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at USA Swimming, Leland Brown III talks with Sylvia Dahlby, DE&I Champion at SmartSearch about understanding, leveraging, and activating diversity, inclusion, and equity – and the practice of  turning these Nouns into Verbs for more effective actions. This interview is part of an ongoing series of video conversations...
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Are we there yet? My personal journey on the road to social justice began in the 1960’s as one who grew up in a mixed-race family. I learned a few hard lessons about racism and discrimination at an early age. This helped prepare me for the harsh realities of sexism and...
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where do we go from here with DEI initiatives
In 2022, I led a research project on how SmartSearch technology can help advocate diversity outreach in recruiting, and hiring. I began recording the Smart Inclusion series of interviews on the many aspects of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.   Here are the highlights of this year’s conversations with SmartSearch clients, vendor partners, and thought-leaders on trends,...
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diversity, equity, and inclusion that works for companies
SmartSearch’s DE&I Champion, Sylvia Dahlby talks with Roger Simmons, president and Chief Operating Officer of Crossinculture, a consulting firm with extensive experience in providing cultural competency training for organizations that want to improve cross-cultural awareness. This is part of a series of video conversations with thought leaders on practical solutions to help create and promote excellence in Diversity,...
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In this video conversation on solutions for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the workplace, Sylvia Dahlby, DE&I Champion at SmartSearch, talks with Larry Goldberg, Accessible Media and Technology Consultant and Former Head of Accessibility at Yahoo, and Kathy Karneth, Principal Consultant at Black Box Consulting, about how employers can upskill and leverage the talents of...
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Modern Staffing Website Updates
Classified ads? The recruiter’s “little black book”? The weekly “hot candidate” fax? They’re marketing dinosaurs. In truth, most aspects of staffing, marketing and technology have evolved dramatically in the past 20 years – and websites have experienced some of the most sweeping transformations. Years ago, Web 2.0 changed the game for our industry, and there’s...
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