November 30, 2017

Diversity & inclusion roundup: From Tesla to NBC to Pixar, sexual harassment news shows no sign of slowing

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Although we were unable to enjoy the feast with you last week, Talent Sonar sends a heartfelt happy holidays to you and your team! In case you missed it Tuesday, November 14 hiring professionals Elizabeth Ames from AnitaB.org, Michelle Reidy of ThoughtWorks and Laura Mather from Talent Sonar collaborated to discuss “How to move past the pipeline problem to reach your diversity goals”.

Our fierce CEO, Laura, also participated in an interview to share how Talent Sonar is taking bias out of hiring.

Read on for a roundup of headlines that got our attention this week, resources you can take back to your team, and recent findings in organizational psychology.

In the news

From Tesla to NBC to Pixar, sexual harassment news shows no sign of slowing

After a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” according to a statement from NBC News Chairman Andy Lack NBC News fires star Matt Lauer. The action comes amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations — just last week, CBS News fired anchor Charlie Rose after The Washington Post detailed claims from eight women.The article also said Rashida Jones, actress and writer, had left a Pixar assignment early after Mr. Lasseter made “an unwanted advance.” Ms. Jones and her writing partner, Will McCormack, had been working on the screenplay for “Toy Story 4.”’ In a statement to The New York Times, Ms. Jones and Mr. McCormack said their departure was tied to Pixar’s general treatment of female and minority employees.’

We’ve found this New Yorker coverage of the tech industry’s own problems to be the best reported summary.

Resources & Webinars

Interviewing AppShare interview plans with your hiring team, seamlessly.

Resource guide: If your organization is early stage and still building infrastructure for appropriate response for sexual harassment, you should review this resource guide for modeling harassment policies.

VideoHow to move past the pipeline problem to reach your diversity goals
Available to stream now
Hosted by: Elizabeth Ames from AnitaB.org, Michelle Reidy of ThoughtWorks.com and Laura Mather from Talent Sonar

Webinar: Unwrapping the Impact VC’s Have on Inclusion 
Free online panel
Presented by: Core of Inclusion

What we’re reading

Talent Sonar helps you say goodbye to diversity problems

As companies of all sizes and backgrounds attempt to tackle the business world’s prevalent diversity issue, Talent Sonar founder and CEO Laura Mather remains one of the key people behind the ongoing initiative against non-diverse business practices. Talent Sonar’s dedicated efforts to remove biases from businesses’ operations and reduce non-diverse hiring practicesprevents a bias against potential employees and analyzes the language utilized by employers in their job descriptions for gender neutrality.

Will promoting more women will address sexual harassment?

The Harvard Business Review says yes. Promoting more women will address sexual harassment but we assert you must first hire more women so you have a greater talent pool to promote from, later.