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Questions tagged [diversity]

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Switching from a highly diverse work environment to a non-diverse workplace - is there anything I should be concerned about?

I will soon switch from a highly diverse work environment to a non-diverse workplace. In my current workspace, my colleagues are from all around the world, e.g. US, Iran, China, India, Canada, Turkey,...
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How, in practice, can I hire more diversely?

Let's say that I've attended all the talks, I've read all the research, and I've concluded that what's best for my team and my company is to increase the amount of diversity in my software engineering ...
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Is my document's subtitle an example of not being inclusive? [closed]

Context - As part of my job, I write engineering design documents. I tend to have each document's subtitle reflect something about the feature. For one document, I used a subtitle of "The best laid ...
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Should a company simplify technical interviews just to increase diversity in workplace? [closed]

One of my best friend is a senior software developer and she was asked by her boss to ask easier technical interview questions (e.g. avoid recursion based problems) when interviewing women, black or ...
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Religious leader won't even consider hiring a white man. How can I change this potentially illegal attitude, yet still encourage diversity?

I'm working with a small religious non-profit on a committee to fill a position for what is essentially the second in command*. The role involves working with people in our community, both publicly ...
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Tools/programmes to prevent unconscious biases on CVs?

Does anyone know of a tool or programme that will help highlight and prevent unconscious biases on candidates CVs? Deleting name on CVs is already step one, but would like a tool to simplify to ...
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How do you volunteer to mentor someone to promote diversity?

I was going through annual HR training, and one thing jumped out at me. In the "diversity" section, an advice was given to the effect of "if you care about diversity, volunteer to participate in ...
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Should I mention a company's apparent lack of diversity when rejecting their offer?

I interviewed in a UK technical company for a developer position and was offered the position. I decided to turn down their offer for another that I feel I will be a better fit and am now writing my ...
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How will asking to be part of a more ethnically diverse team be perceived? [closed]

I work for a large corporate, well-known technology company in the Valley in California. There is a disproportionately large saturation of particular ethnic groups who have migrated here, either from ...
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Should I include the fact that I am a member of a diversity society in my application?

I am a member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), a diversity society that promotes the advancement of Native Americans and other indigenous groups in STEM fields, among ...
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Why is diversity in the workplace important? [closed]

I saw a lot of news recently 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 does one 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 ...