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Workplace Diversity

What Job Can You Hire Mentorship Technology To Do?

Crossing off a to-do or checking a box can come with a certain satisfaction, but what many still need to ask is, “Did I achieve my desired outcome?” Or better yet, “Could I have gotten the job done better, cheaper, or faster with a different tool or resource?” Clayton Christensen, the late author of The...

How ERGs Can Give Underrepresented Talent A Voice

Our current climate, with a global pandemic alongside the growing Black Lives Matter movement, has made companies realize that the workplace isn’t just someplace you go to do your job each day. It is a place to form and grow both personal and professional relationships and allows like-minded individuals to connect in ways that they...

Creating Authentic Conversations with NAAAHR

Mentorship is all about authenticity. While these types of relationships are created by serendipitous conversations, authenticity is the baseline to a successful mentorship relationship.  Here at Mentor Spaces, we pride ourselves on being authentic. We are authentic in our conversations, in the way we present ourselves to the world, and in the partnerships that we...

Lack of Accessibility Creates a “Limited Pool of Black Talent”

By Sasha Banks This week, Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf, named “a very limited pool of Black talent” as the cause for the company’s absence of diversity. Without the proper context, the remark stifles actionable progress because it does not do the generative work of simply asking, “why?” While data does reflect Scharf’s statement, an...

Social Innovation Summit Webinar: Normalizing Black Wealth and Black Unicorns

Chris Motley, Founder and CEO, Mentor Spaces, spoke alongside Mark Wilkins, Managing Director of UBS, Baron Davis, Founder of Baron Davis Enterprises, Henry Hipps, Deputy Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Kori Hale, CEO of CultureBanx, Monique Idlett-Mosley, Founder & Managing Partner of Reign Ventures and Mel Ochoa, COO of Landmark Ventures, to...

How your Employee Referral Program Could Be Hurting Your Diversity Goals

A diverse workforce strengthens every level of your organization and can have a direct impact on your bottom line. Building out diversity begins during the recruitment process, so it’s important to take a look at all aspects of your hiring practices, including your employee referral program. The Challenges with Referral Programs According to research by Payscale,...

Why Cultural Diversity is Important in the Workplace

With an increasing number of brands and businesses committing to accelerate and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, cultural diversity has been pushed to the forefront of the conversation.  It’s no secret that underrepresented talent isn’t being utilized, but working to implement strategies to increase cultural diversity in the workplace can change that. Many...

Bridging the Gap Between Group Mentorship and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goals

Mentorship isn’t taught in a classroom setting, it’s nurtured through relationships and connections in and outside of the workplace.  Think about the mentors in your life. These key individuals didn’t go to school or study to become a mentor to you. A more likely scenario: you approached them due to some shared attribute or experience,...

Is Your Organization Diverse, or Does It Just Look That Way?

It takes more than a kind word to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace; it takes time, influence and experience. Is your organization really diverse or does it just looks that way? Here are some tips to evaluate your organization’s level of diversity and inclusivity, as well as ways you can promote growth in...

7 Ways To Use Social Media To Build Diverse Talent Pipelines

Building a diverse talent pipeline is crucial for employers who value diversity at work. According to Experian Simmons, 98% of online US adults aged 18-24 use social media, so it makes sense that employers want to use it to connect with candidates. As an employer, you don’t want to connect with everyone, though, so let’s...

4 Diversity Training Methods Worth Implementing

Inclusive hiring practices are the first step towards creating a diverse workplace. To foster an inclusive culture, every organization needs diversity training. The good news is that many organizations understand this need. What’s the bad news? Often, the approaches used are out of date and have limited value. How can your company provide effective diversity...

Best Practices for Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions

The goal when hiring for an open position should be finding the best person for the job. However, many companies shut the door on what could be some of their most qualified applicants by using non-inclusive language in the ads they create, which we talked about in our previous post. If you aren’t practicing awareness and...
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