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Diversity
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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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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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Background Screening & Compliance Best Practices
All companies want to make a good hire, so using a resource such as a background screening service is pretty commonplace, but this comes with preparation and planning. One item that is a must for any employer is in knowing the background screening service they are using will keep them within compliance and mitigate the...
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defining the different types of leadership
This may seem like an easy question, but in actuality, it isn’t. Leadership can be defined in several different ways because the word means different things to different people. When I define leadership, qualities like integrity, consistency, inspirational, objective nature, and very importantly, self-aware come to mind. Some believe people are born with these qualities,...
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updates from SourceU Hawaii 2019 Conference
To help fill the gap between old and new recruitment methods, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Hawaii Chapter and the Social Media Club of Hawaii teamed up to present SourceU Hawaii 2019, an advanced training workshop on tactical candidate sourcing & recruiting, on Thursday, March 7, at the Prince Waikiki Hotel. This comprehensive...
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practices
On February 19, I helped organize a learning event with the SHRM Educational Foundation, Hawaii Island District, to present an informative program and interactive discussion on best practices in Diversity & Inclusion, emphasizing hiring people with disabilities. The event occurred at the W.M. Keck Observatory in its Jerry Nelson Conference Center, in Kamuela. Margarete Hester,...
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When I think about the words “inclusion” and “tolerance,” I envision two words that are polar opposites of each other. In today’s workforce, diversity and inclusion mean seeking, accepting and wanting people from different walks of life. Tolerance does not denote acceptance. It’s a hostile attitude of being faced with something you must accept but...
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