• How Committed is Your CEO and Top Management to Diversity and Inclusion?

    Posted on May 21, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      We have all heard that in diversity and inclusion initiatives need support and drive from the very top to be successful.  So how do CEOs and top management show their commitment to diversity and inclusion?  We have asked a few diversity professionals for their opinions and have distilled their replies here. “CEO commitment for […]

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  • The Price of Incivility

    Posted on May 17, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      This article appeared earlier this year in Harvard Business Review and looks at how rude and disrespectful behavior, often from the top, affects a company’s bottom line.  When employees are treated badly, this reflects negatively on the company’s performance and services to the clients.  Needless to say, there are more ways than one to […]

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  • 5 Reasons To Hire People Who Don’t Fit the Culture

    Posted on May 11, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      Article by: Kazim Ladimeji Hiring for culture fit is one of the key hiring mantra in the modern recruiting world. In fact, there are studies that show that one of the main reasons that new hires fail is due to a lack of culture or attitude fit in one form or another. But, the […]

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  • Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

    Why U.S. Employers Do So Little Many of the facts below have been confirmed by the 2007 WBI-Zogby Survey. Bullying is Legal Most workplace harassment and mistreatment (80%) is completely legal. Remarkably, a hostile work environment is actionable (illegal) only in very few situations. America’s individualistic society feeds aggression and competition in the workplace. These […]

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  • Are You An Inclusive Leader?

    Posted on May 1, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      Here is a very short video (3 minutes or so) by the firm Ernst & Young (http://www.ey.com/US/en/Home) on the importance of Diversity and Inclusion for their business. One does not need to be a global giant like Ernst & Young to understand the benefits of diversity to business success in competitive markets.  Here is […]

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  • Research Findings: The Value of Intercultural Skills in the Workplace

    Posted on April 27, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

        Work: The value of intercultural skills in the workplace —A survey conducted by the British Council, Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs, of HR managers at 367 large employers in nine countries: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US) Culture at  The Report’s Conclusions “Our ability to engage successfully […]

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  • Emotional Illness in the Workplace

    Posted on March 3, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      Our October 2012 Lunch and Learn seminar on Mental Health in the Workplace, has attracted a widespread audience, as well as a multitude of comments and debates on what employers can and cannot do when dealing with an employee who has a mental health disability.  The general opinion seems to be that if an […]

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  • Novartis’ David Epstein: A Diverse Team Can ‘Accomplish Feats Nobody Thought Possible’

    Posted on February 23, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      “David Epstein, Division Head of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, spoke with DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti aartis corporate headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, about how diversity impacts innovation, R&D and marketing. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is No. 13 on the DiversityInc Top 50.” Here are some excerpts from the interview, as it appeared in DiversityInc.: VISCONTI: Can you connect the company’s focus on […]

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  • Building a Culture of Inclusion at the U.S. Air Force Academy

    Posted on January 28, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      article by: Adis M. Vila   “The mission of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), the youngest of the four service academies, is to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Nearly four thousand officers, […]

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  • 4th Biennial United Nations Traveling Film Festival, hosted by UW-L

    Posted on January 27, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      The themes for the documentaries for this year’s UW-La Crosse festival are “Human Dignity” and “Education is a Human Right”. Ranging in length from five to 73 minutes, these documentaries are set in dozens of different locations around the world. They address issues we cannot afford to ignore in our ever more tightly interwoven […]

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