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5 reasons why diversity is crucial for success

As you may have noticed, most working professionals tend to surround themselves with like-minded individuals who have similar backgrounds, experiences and education. But while it's important that everyone on a team buy into the same overarching vision and share similar...

source: By Scott Steinberg
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The research on diversity is clear. In fact, according to ScientificAmerican.com, "Simply interacting with individuals who are different forces group members to prepare better, to anticipate alternative viewpoints and to expect that reaching consensus will take effort."...

source: The Huffington Post

Late last year, U.S. food processing company Cargill fired 150 Muslim workers from its beef processing plant in Colorado after a dispute over prayer breaks. After facing protests about the layoffs, the company changed its rehire...

source: The Guardian

Having current employees personally recruit job seekers for open positions can lead to more workplace diversity, new research shows. Despite a previous belief that word-of-mouth recruitment contributes to job segregation, this tactic often contributes to desegregation, according...

source: Business News Daily

Growing up in the segregated South in the early 1950s, Edith P. Mitchell, MD, knew from the age of three that she wanted to become a doctor. Now more than 60 years later, as president of the National Medical Association, representing more than 30,000 African-American physicians,...

source: MedPage Today

Though women play a primary role in making health care decisions for their families and 78 percent of the health care workforce is comprised of women, there is still an underrepresentation of women in leadership roles. There has been no drastic change in regard to the degree...

source: Rock Health

Why should we evaluate diversity training? One primary reason is to determine if the benefits derived from the training program justify the costs. Some other reasons could be: To determine how well the diversity training initiative met participants’ needs and to what...

source: Diversity Executive

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