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Why is diversity in the workplace important? [closed]

I recently saw a lot of news that tech companies put a lot of efforts to find technical talents that are different in something from who's working for particular employer - e.g. Google tries to hire ...
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How to write a diversity statement?

I am applying for an accounting position at a local college, and the application requires I write a diversity statement. I have to answer the following: In a separate statement, address how your ...
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How to politely decline a handshake due to religious reasons?

Muslims have some restrictions when it comes to interacting with members of the opposite sex. Usually many people in USA and Europe do not know that, for example, a Muslim man cannot shake hands with ...
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Is it ethical to cancel a new-hire based on their race/sex? [closed]

Is diversity an ethical reason to back out of hiring someone who was promised the position? I was told in writing and verbally by two separate managers that they can no longer justify hiring me ...
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Releasing conference tickets in a fair way for all timezones [closed]

The organizer for a programming conference is wondering how to release tickets in a way that's fair for people in all timezones. He's wanting people from all around the world to attend (and there's ...
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“Safe” topics to get acquainted with co-workers, regardless of geographic location, without causing a social faux pas?

In some countries like India, the first instance of bonding at the workplace comes from asking questions like "What do your parents do?", "How many children do you have?", and other questions that are ...