How to Deal with Workplace Discrimination

Though we all try to avoid it, sometimes workplace discrimination still occurs. When this type of situation happens, it can leave you feeling uncomfortable, traumatized, anxious, and at a loss as to the why and how. However, before you take Continue reading How to Deal with Workplace Discrimination

A Silicon Valley of Shame

The billionaires of Silicon Valley are at it again. This time, they are trying to divide California into six states. In fact, venture capitalist Tim Draper, recently announced that he has enough signatures to put the initiative on the California Continue reading A Silicon Valley of Shame

Are You Being Punished for Promoting Diversity?

Earlier this month, at the Academy of Management’s annual meeting, researchers presented their findings on the impact of the glass ceiling on minorities and woman.  It seems that even though women and minorities have become the dominant force in workplace, Continue reading Are You Being Punished for Promoting Diversity?

Diversity Jobs Index and Report Shows African American Unemployment Lingers Over 10%

In this month’s DJR, we shift the focus to veterans. Can understanding how the Federal Government has implemented workforce diversity initiatives offer the private sector new insights? This month we highlight the employment situation for veterans and hone in on why Continue reading Diversity Jobs Index and Report Shows African American Unemployment Lingers Over 10%

Top 4 Signs a Company Values Diversity in Its Culture

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Census data shows that minorities make up over 1/3 of the U.S. and that this population is only increasing in size…do you know how to identify if a company values diversity in its culture? We at Professional Diversity Network have Continue reading Top 4 Signs a Company Values Diversity in Its Culture

July ’14 Diversity Jobs Report Shows Decrease in Employment for African Americans

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Each month, Professional Diversity Network publishes the Diversity Jobs Index and Report to provide a monthly summary of the current trends within the marketplace for diverse Americans like yourself, as well as an index number that represents these overall conditions for the Continue reading July ’14 Diversity Jobs Report Shows Decrease in Employment for African Americans

The Importance of Building on Our Nation’s Greatest Strength: Diversity

Has our country advanced beyond affirmative action? This question was at the crux of last summer’s Supreme Court decision, which ultimately reaffirmed the use of race in college admissions. The historic case of Fisher v.Texas underscored the importance of educational diversity Continue reading The Importance of Building on Our Nation’s Greatest Strength: Diversity

The Subtleties of Hiring Decisions: How to Increase Your Likability Quotient?

Hiring decisions can often be more subjective then we realize.  Of course, it’s a matter of meeting the job requirements; but oftentimes it goes beyond this.  When evaluating a potential candidate, interviewers, whether they know it or not, are influenced Continue reading The Subtleties of Hiring Decisions: How to Increase Your Likability Quotient?

How to Overcome Racial Barriers Climbing the Corporate Ladder

The economic downturn that has occurred over the last five years has disproportionately affected employment in minority communities.  While the most recent national unemployment figures show nationwide unemployment at 7.5 percent, for African-Americans this figure is much higher at 13.2 Continue reading How to Overcome Racial Barriers Climbing the Corporate Ladder