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Diversity in the Tech Industry -- What Employers Can Learn

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The evidence is clear that diversity in the workplace leads to more innovation, productivity, and profitability. But the tech industry is lagging behind other sectors when it comes to hiring a more diverse workforce.

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Topics: Workplace, Industry Trends, Hiring Strategies

Companies that are Getting Diversity and Inclusion Right

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Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) at one point was seen as a nice-to-have element of business but the tide has been shifting to make D&I an essential element for any company. As more and more research is showing the financial impact of a properly implemented D&I program, more companies are devoting resources to making diversity a priority.

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Why All Manufacturers Should Consider Working with a Professional Recruiting Firm

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The manufacturing landscape has changed over the past couple decades as technology influences all aspects of the business. From the designing of products to assembly and delivery, each step in manufacturing requires a higher level of knowledge and skill. Finding new talent is a formidable hurdle that HR departments are not equipped to face. Professional recruiting firms provide a solution to these challenges.

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Topics: Workplace, Technical, Industry Trends, Hiring Strategies, Business

How Will Automation Impact Manufacturing Jobs?

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Industrial robots go back decades, first introduced in the American automotive factories in the 1960s. These initial robots did simple and repetitive tasks, such as handling hot and heavy die-cast parts. Later in the decade robots were adapted for spot welding tasks, but they were still not in very wide use.

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How to Hire for Manufacturing with Automation in Mind

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Automation has permeated every aspect of manufacturing from the initial design of a product to the assembly and delivery. This shift has had an impact on the roles of workers in manufacturing. Recruiting for manufacturing now requires a better knowledge of how this automation has affected these roles.

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Topics: Industry Trends, Hiring Strategies

Best Practices for Accommodating Working Parents in Your Workplace

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In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their numbers for 2017. Their data shows that 90% of families with children under the age of 18 have a working parent, and just shy of 62% have two working parents.

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How to Avoid Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

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There are a lot of reasons for employers to actively avoid creating an atmosphere that fosters or allows gender discrimination. One of those reasons, of course, is that doing so opens up employers to lawsuits, penalties, and serious revenue loss.

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Industries and Careers Where Women Earn the Highest Wages

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The gender pay gap in America still places women’s pay at about 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. However, there are some settings and conditions where men and women are on more equal footing. Ethical employers should be doing everything they can to shrink the pay gap in all industries, and looking to industries that are getting it right can be an informative practice.

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The Negative Consequences of Unfair Gender Pay Gaps

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A lot of information exists online to help companies and employees alike navigate the reality of the gender pay gap, which measures the difference between what the average man and average woman in America is paid. Right now, women make 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, making the pay gap 80%.

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Topics: Workplace, Industry Trends, Hiring Strategies

Workplace Flexibility Is the Key to Attracting Talented Working Moms

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What is your current strategy to attract talented working moms to your company? When you want to hire the best possible talent for your open positions, you need to keep in mind that appealing to working moms is a great recruitment strategy. Recruiting in the candidate-driven market means finding ways to stand out among all of the other employers in your industry and in your geographic area.

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Topics: Workplace, Industry Trends, Hiring Strategies

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