Diversity in tech: New GAO report raises issue no one wants to address

Diversity in tech: New GAO report raises issue no one wants to address

7 critical skills for managing remote workers

Remote and flexible work opportunities are quickly becoming a differentiator for attracting and retaining top tech talent. But remote workers face unique challenges that on-site colleagues don’t, according to a new study from authors and social scientists Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, including unequal treatment and gossip, according to the study.

The study, which surveyed 1,153 employees, found the following troubling trends for remote workers:

  • 52 percent of remote employees feel on-site colleagues don’t treat them equally
  • 67 percent feel colleagues don’t fight for their priorities
  • 41 percent feel colleagues say bad things about them behind their back
  • 64 percent feel colleagues make changes to projects without consulting them
  • 35 percent feel colleagues lobby against them

Worse, remote employees who experience these challenges have a harder time resolving them, according to the study. In fact, when encountering one of these issues, 84 percent say the concern dragged on for a few days or more, and 47 percent admitted to letting it drag on for a few weeks or more.

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Remote and flexible work opportunities are quickly becoming a differentiator for attracting and retaining top tech talent. But remote workers face unique challenges that on-site colleagues don’t, according to a new study from authors and social scientists Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, including unequal treatment and gossip, according to the study.

The study, which surveyed 1,153 employees, found the following troubling trends for remote workers:

  • 52 percent of remote employees feel on-site colleagues don’t treat them equally
  • 67 percent feel colleagues don’t fight for their priorities
  • 41 percent feel colleagues say bad things about them behind their back
  • 64 percent feel colleagues make changes to projects without consulting them
  • 35 percent feel colleagues lobby against them

Worse, remote employees who experience these challenges have a harder time resolving them, according to the study. In fact, when encountering one of these issues, 84 percent say the concern dragged on for a few days or more, and 47 percent admitted to letting it drag on for a few weeks or more.

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7 critical skills for managing remote workers

Remote and flexible work opportunities are quickly becoming a differentiator for attracting and retaining top tech talent. But remote workers face unique challenges that on-site colleagues don’t, according to a new study from authors and social scientists Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, including unequal treatment and gossip, according to the study.

The study, which surveyed 1,153 employees, found the following troubling trends for remote workers:

  • 52 percent of remote employees feel on-site colleagues don’t treat them equally
  • 67 percent feel colleagues don’t fight for their priorities
  • 41 percent feel colleagues say bad things about them behind their back
  • 64 percent feel colleagues make changes to projects without consulting them
  • 35 percent feel colleagues lobby against them

Worse, remote employees who experience these challenges have a harder time resolving them, according to the study. In fact, when encountering one of these issues, 84 percent say the concern dragged on for a few days or more, and 47 percent admitted to letting it drag on for a few weeks or more.

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Remote and flexible work opportunities are quickly becoming a differentiator for attracting and retaining top tech talent. But remote workers face unique challenges that on-site colleagues don’t, according to a new study from authors and social scientists Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, including unequal treatment and gossip, according to the study.

The study, which surveyed 1,153 employees, found the following troubling trends for remote workers:

  • 52 percent of remote employees feel on-site colleagues don’t treat them equally
  • 67 percent feel colleagues don’t fight for their priorities
  • 41 percent feel colleagues say bad things about them behind their back
  • 64 percent feel colleagues make changes to projects without consulting them
  • 35 percent feel colleagues lobby against them

Worse, remote employees who experience these challenges have a harder time resolving them, according to the study. In fact, when encountering one of these issues, 84 percent say the concern dragged on for a few days or more, and 47 percent admitted to letting it drag on for a few weeks or more.

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Investing in women: How The Helm is shaking up the VC world

On Oct. 12, 2017, the venture capital (VC) world was introduced to The Helm, a company and new VC community that offers seed-round funding to female business founders. The Helm, founded by Lindsey Taylor Wood, Erin Shipley and Emily Verellen Strom, takes a radical new approach to change the pipeline of capital available to women founders. By giving investors bespoke opportunities to see how their money is put to work, The Helm’s community aims to attract a new type of investor — men and women familiar with giving through philanthropic pursuits — and show them how real impact is achievable by supporting female founders who are changing industries.

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On Oct. 12, 2017, the venture capital (VC) world was introduced to The Helm, a company and new VC community that offers seed-round funding to female business founders. The Helm, founded by Lindsey Taylor Wood, Erin Shipley and Emily Verellen Strom, takes a radical new approach to change the pipeline of capital available to women founders. By giving investors bespoke opportunities to see how their money is put to work, The Helm’s community aims to attract a new type of investor — men and women familiar with giving through philanthropic pursuits — and show them how real impact is achievable by supporting female founders who are changing industries.

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10 ways you’re getting workplace diversity wrong (and how to get it right)

The business case for diversity is well-documented. Diverse teams perform better and develop more innovative ideas, directly impacting a company’s bottom line and overall performance. Ignoring diversity as a business priority can also severely limit your potential customer base. A diverse workforce is better positioned to come up with solutions to the wide range of problems diverse populations face.

While many companies are attempting to solve the lack of diversity in their workforces, many are failing. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for a successful diversity and inclusion strategy, but there are best practices that can ensure you have the appropriate resources in place to not only attract and hire diverse talent, but to support, engage and retain that talent, too.

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The business case for diversity is well-documented. Diverse teams perform better and develop more innovative ideas, directly impacting a company’s bottom line and overall performance. Ignoring diversity as a business priority can also severely limit your potential customer base. A diverse workforce is better positioned to come up with solutions to the wide range of problems diverse populations face.

While many companies are attempting to solve the lack of diversity in their workforces, many are failing. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for a successful diversity and inclusion strategy, but there are best practices that can ensure you have the appropriate resources in place to not only attract and hire diverse talent, but to support, engage and retain that talent, too.

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In social media, ‘chicks rule,’ but tech is still an ‘old boys’ club’

I’m going to keep it short and sweet this week, since it’s a long holiday weekend in the U.S. 

Want a visual look at the gender and racial breakdown of major tech companies’ workforces? Information Is Beautiful, data journalist and information designer David McCandless’s site, has a fantastic breakdown of leading tech companies’ demographics, as well as how they compare to demographics of the U.S. population as a whole. The results are both unsurprising and sobering.

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I’m going to keep it short and sweet this week, since it’s a long holiday weekend in the U.S. 

Want a visual look at the gender and racial breakdown of major tech companies’ workforces? Information Is Beautiful, data journalist and information designer David McCandless’s site, has a fantastic breakdown of leading tech companies’ demographics, as well as how they compare to demographics of the U.S. population as a whole. The results are both unsurprising and sobering.

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In social media, ‘chicks rule,’ but tech is still an ‘old boys’ club’

I’m going to keep it short and sweet this week, since it’s a long holiday weekend in the U.S. 

Want a visual look at the gender and racial breakdown of major tech companies’ workforces? Information Is Beautiful, data journalist and information designer David McCandless’s site, has a fantastic breakdown of leading tech companies’ demographics, as well as how they compare to demographics of the U.S. population as a whole. The results are both unsurprising and sobering.

To read this article in full, please click here

I’m going to keep it short and sweet this week, since it’s a long holiday weekend in the U.S. 

Want a visual look at the gender and racial breakdown of major tech companies’ workforces? Information Is Beautiful, data journalist and information designer David McCandless’s site, has a fantastic breakdown of leading tech companies’ demographics, as well as how they compare to demographics of the U.S. population as a whole. The results are both unsurprising and sobering.

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5 benefits tech employees really want

Silicon Valley goes to extreme lengths to lure and retain tech talent — from office puppies to on-site massages to catered meals. But which benefits actually matter to the talent you’re trying to recruit and hire? And which ones actually help you sign that talent faster? Augmented writing platform Textio scrutinized the performance of 75 benefits in over 300 million job posts to see which perks actually attract IT job seekers and speed up hiring time.

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Silicon Valley goes to extreme lengths to lure and retain tech talent — from office puppies to on-site massages to catered meals. But which benefits actually matter to the talent you’re trying to recruit and hire? And which ones actually help you sign that talent faster? Augmented writing platform Textio scrutinized the performance of 75 benefits in over 300 million job posts to see which perks actually attract IT job seekers and speed up hiring time.

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5 benefits tech employees really want

Silicon Valley goes to extreme lengths to lure and retain tech talent — from office puppies to on-site massages to catered meals. But which benefits actually matter to the talent you’re trying to recruit and hire? And which ones actually help you sign that talent faster? Augmented writing platform Textio scrutinized the performance of 75 benefits in over 300 million job posts to see which perks actually attract IT job seekers and speed up hiring time.

To read this article in full, please click here

Silicon Valley goes to extreme lengths to lure and retain tech talent — from office puppies to on-site massages to catered meals. But which benefits actually matter to the talent you’re trying to recruit and hire? And which ones actually help you sign that talent faster? Augmented writing platform Textio scrutinized the performance of 75 benefits in over 300 million job posts to see which perks actually attract IT job seekers and speed up hiring time.

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