The FTSE 100 Boardroom Gender Gap

In 2011, an independent government review recommended that all UK FTSE 100 companies aim to have at least 25% of their board members be female by 2015. Three years on from that date, and with International Women’s Day just around the corner, serviced apartments provider SilverDoor have carried out research into the FTSE 100 to see just … Continue reading “The FTSE 100 Boardroom Gender Gap”

A New Approach to Diversifying the Workforce

It is seemingly common knowledge that diversity in the workforce vastly misrepresents the demographics of the United States population. Over the past few years news headlines have pointed out the deficits in representation of minorities in certain industries, such as the white-male dominated tech sector. What is less known, and certainly does not make headlines … Continue reading “A New Approach to Diversifying the Workforce”

Understanding Biculturalism in a Professional Context

It may come as a surprise, but most Americans are bicultural (at minimum), according to the Interethnic Proximity Indexsm. If you are bicultural, you identify with two predominant cultures (if you identify with more than two you are multicultural). You may have been raised in a household with Latino parents, for example, within a “traditional” … Continue reading “Understanding Biculturalism in a Professional Context”

3 Reasons to Build a Diverse Workforce

Building a great workforce takes no small amount of skill on the part of the recruiter. You are looking for that perfect combination of preparedness and excitement for the position. And, of course, you are working to select that one person that amplifies the great qualities your team already has, while still contributing a new … Continue reading “3 Reasons to Build a Diverse Workforce”