Today’s organizations are beginning to understand the power of diversity, all the way down to the bottom line. Numerous studies have shown how valuing diversity in the workplace has led to higher profits and greater business success. Despite the current economic downturn, many organizations have kept their diversity programs intact or increased their funding, a clear sign that companies are experiencing direct payoffs from their investments in diversity.
It’s a simple truism that organizations should strive for diversity in their ranks. It has long been accepted—and supported by many studies over the years—that a variety of backgrounds and points of view helps organizations improve problem solving and become more competitive.
In today’s global economy, it is evident that the skills needed for success can only be developed through exposure to diverse cultures and ideas. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies have employee affinity groups, and Caterpillar is no exception.
Today, most employers understand that having a diverse workforce is an advantage. Having been in the recruiting industry for over 10 years and working for direct employers and agencies, I have always built my recruiting strategy to attract diversity.
Founded more than 30 years ago, Human Service Center, a Fayette Companies agency, provides a comprehensive system of recovery treatment and support for adults with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.
In Spring 2010, Illinois Central College will release its second book in the African American Success Series, Role Models: Profiles of Successful African American Entrepreneurs in Peoria, Illinois. The book features 60 local African American entrepreneurs successfully doing business in a variety of industries. What follows are two excerpts from the forthcoming book.
Female Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 7, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), have been participating in civil affairs missions with the Civil Affairs Group 10, 2nd Marine Division in various cities surrounding Camp Korean Village, Iraq.
Diversity is often mistaken for a purely social and moral issue, but this viewpoint neglects to account for a much larger truth. Diversity in the workforce must be recognized as a competitive edge and a business opportunity, especially in today’s globally influenced economy.
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
One might think that access to higher education in 2009 is limited only by a student’s grades, determination and ability to piece together funds, grants and scholarships to pay tuition and book expenses. Think again!