Let’s start with the good news. While plenty of companies made the news in 2018 for all the wrong reasons when it came to diversity and inclusion (D&I), overall things are improving. Whether it’s big tech companies like Intel hitting internal diversity goals while acknowledging there’s still a long way to go, or the 12% rise in workplace sexual harassment charges being met with employers taking allegations more seriously, there has been a silver lining to many of the biggest
As a hiring manager, I once had the amazing experience of finding a perfect candidate. He aced the interview with that perfect balance of insightful and practical answers. He was well-spoken and friendly and came across as a shoe-in for culture fit. Add to that the perfect background; familiar with our product (in fact, he owned it as a customer at one point), relevant industry knowledge, and an excellent rolodex of contacts. I was so excited to find this perfect gem.
Our CEO offers a brief quote in this outstanding article by Jon Shields posted on the Jobscan blog. As someone who has also experienced discrimination and bias in the workplace, Jon really lays out the issues that hits home with me. It is more prevalent with the baby-boomers except for those who were lucky enough to "get out" before their age really started to affect them from being hired. All I can say is "Bravo Jon, with articles like this, individuals who can truly offer a