Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2024

June is more than just the start of summer. It is also Caribbean American Heritage Month. Celebrated every June, National Caribbean American Heritage Month is an important time to celebrate the history and culture of Caribbean heritage and diaspora in the United States.   National Caribbean American Heritage Month is a reminder that the American…

Promoting Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

I’m writing today to shed light on an important topic that much too often gets overlooked in life, and specifically the workplace: Mental Health Awareness. While we all strive to excel in our jobs, it’s essential to recognize that mental health plays a significant role in our overall well-being and productivity. First and foremost, I…

How to Target Relo Candidates in Education

Private and public schools, colleges, and universities across the United States are exploring better, faster, and more cost-efficient ways to onboard top talent. Many are turning to recruiters with experience in education recruiting to help find local and relo candidates (education professionals who are willing to relocate from one state to another) to join their…

A Primer on Creating an Inclusive Workplace

In the current labor market, employees are increasingly concerned with being able to present their full self at work. Often, this involves attributes that would fall under discrimination laws. Specifically, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws make it illegal to discriminate against people of diverse backgrounds. Whether these issues come up through the candidate asking…

Today’s Manufacturers Need a Strong Company Culture

As a senior talent recruiting partner specializing in manufacturing roles, I’m continually impressed to see how much goes into operating today’s manufacturing companies.   Change, transformation, and investments are constant, from supplies and machinery to new technologies, machine upkeep and maintenance, and managing overhead, operating costs, training, and continuous improvement. It can be quite complex to…

A Salute to Supportive Men During Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month has been observed annually in the United States since 1987, celebrating the immense contributions of women to American history, culture, and society. As the 2024 celebration unfolds, I would also like to reflect on my appreciation for…men.   Hear me out.   When I share my story of being a woman who has overcome…

How to Support Neurodiverse Employees

Supporting neurodiversity is sometimes overlooked in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) conversation, but it’s an important initiative. Employing and supporting neurodiverse individuals is key to creating a well-rounded and dynamic workforce and company culture.   Research suggests that up to 15-20% of the U.S. population is neurodivergent, meaning that most of us likely interact in some…

Should You Hire the Job Candidate with the Best Resume?

Even the most experienced hiring managers grapple with this question: Is it always the right decision to hire job candidates who appear best on paper?   Such job seekers are among the first to be noticed and invited for job interviews or invited into the hiring process. But being influenced by and choosing someone based…

Sharing My Journey on Employee Appreciation Day

I didn’t always realize how much showing appreciation can and will change someone’s day, maybe even their life or career. Since March 1 is Employee Appreciation Day, this seems a perfect opportunity to share how important employee recognition has become to me as a human being, a professional, and team member.   On this first Friday…

How to Help Job Candidates Surpass Their Opinions of Themselves

It’s often said that people will not outperform their opinions of themselves. Good talent recruiters don’t subscribe to this belief. Instead, we take pride in elevating the psychological ceiling that talented job candidates often impose on themselves, whether that ceiling was intentionally or unintentionally inflicted. The method we use is found in how we effectively…

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