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Initiative to Hire Hispanics Produces Mixed Results

Following is the summary of a recent report by OPM on initiatives to increase the representation of Hispanics in the federal workplace, for many years the most under-represented demographic group when compared with the overall American workforce.
In compliance with Executive Order 13171, this report provides the most recent statistical data on Hispanic representation in the career Federal workforce. ...




Diversity in the Workplace

As you look around your office, is everyone just like you? Probably not. The demographics of the American workforce have changed dramatically over the last 50 years. In the 1950s, more than 60% of the American workforce consisted of white males. They were typically the sole breadwinners in the household, expected to retire by age 65 and spend their retirement years in leisure activities. ...




5 Ways to Foster a More Inclusive Culture

At Asana, we spend our days creating and sharing software that helps organizations manage projects and operate effectively across all arms of their businesses. In a nutshell, we empower workforces—including Uber, Pinterest, and our own team—to do great things together. ...




5 interview questions HR leaders should be asking now

The best candidates have qualifications that are more than skills-deep. 
 
Discovering these qualities in the interview process is difficult. But these five questions, from Amy Zimmerman and Jen Richard of the online financial tech company Kabbage can help you do just that. ...




12 Problems All People Who Have Worked in Fast Food Understand

1. All the little things customers do mid-order can make the entire process slow down. Like when you’re asking if they want a drink, but they decide to respond to a text in the middle of the order. Or when you hold out your hand to take their card or cash, but they put it on the counter in front of you instead. ...




5 Keys to Hiring Talented Remote Workers

Remote hiring: Most people either love it or hate it! From an employer’s perspective, remote hiring is a task that contains unique challenges. Without being able to rely on gut instinct that comes from face-to-face interviews, a hiring manager is missing some key information about a candidate. ...




Should your workplace have a nap room?

According to a study from the Harvard Medical School, insufficiently rested employees cost U.S. companies $63 billion in productivity losses. You cannot regulate whether your employees get sufficient sleep outside of the workplace, but you can battle this statistic in one simple way — provide a "nap room" or similar place for them to catch a quick nap. ...




Talent Wars: A New Hope

Let’s talk Star Wars, specifically Star Wars IV – A New Hope. For those of you who have seen the movies which, based on previous reactions to Star Wars themed posts is most of you, you can probably skip this contextual part. For those of you who don’t get the metaphor, I’ll get right to the good stuff. ...




What is the No. 1 resume mistake and job search killer?

Dear Sam: I haven't had a single bite on my resume in more than eight months. How long should a job search take? While I'd like to think it's not me, at this point I'm starting to wonder. I'm starting to apply for just about anything and I'm not even getting calls on the jobs I could do in my sleep. ...




Will You Help Me? Why Some Co-Workers Are More Likely to Say Yes Than Others

Our interactions around the office, and our relationships with our colleagues, are certainly impacted by the corporate ladder and the rung on which we stand at any given point. Some employees might find themselves behaving a little differently with folks who are a few steps higher in the hierarchy when compared with how they act when they’re around those who are a few notches below them. ...