Gewusst wer

Fachkräftemangel ist ein Schlagwort unserer Zeit. Dabei stellt nicht nur der Mangel an sich ein Problem dar, sondern auch der Umgang damit. Zu lang und zu intensiv halten Firmen an die etablierte Vorstellung einer Fachkraft fest, statt zu reagieren. Das “Wer” ist die entscheidene Frage, wer entscheidet, wer eingestellt wird? Die Talente der Zukunft (und der Gegenwart) sind nicht auschließlich männlich, der Markt nicht ausschließlich national orientiert. Wer mithalten möchte muss Routinen im Rekrutierungsprozess ändern.

Lesen Sie dazu einen  Beitrag von Michael Stuber über das “wer” im Rekruitment, erschienen in der Fachzeitschrift Personal.

Das Potenzial-Prinzip der Vielfalt

Diversity stellt das Potenzial-Prinzip dar, mit dem unterschiedliche Stärken und Ansätze durch Wertschätzung und Einbeziehung bewusst gemacht und damit gezielt genutzt werden. Diese Definition von Diversity bildet das Ergebnis vonmehr als 12 Jahren Forschung und Praxis. Sie enthält zwei wesentliche Elemente, die gleichsamder Charakterisierung des Ansatzes dienen: ‚Potenzial’ verweist auf die Stärkenorientierung von Diversity. ‚Prinzip’ verweist auf die Systematik von Diversity. Das Konzept besteht aus den zusammenhängenden und gemeinsamwirkenden Elementen Vielfalt (Diversität), Aufgeschlossenheit und Einbeziehung. Lesen Sie den ganzen Artikel, der im KK- Magazin erschienen ist.

Silver surfers are up

Older people are becoming increasingly keen on using the internet and other technology, new research has found. A study from Just Retirement revealed that ‘silver surfers’ could soon overtake younger people in terms of web usage. Email is a regular way of communicating for 90 per cent of respondents to the survey, with one in five of these aged over 70. In addition, 85 per cent use the internet to research financial issues and 65 per cent indulge in a spot of online shopping. Nigel Barlow, head of research at Just Retirement, said: “It’s inevitable that the older generation will catch up with younger age groups on online activity. “However what is interesting is the extent to which they are prepared to research online.” PRIME has called for more people over 50 to start their own businesses. Continue reading

Women present, but the power lies in the hands of the men

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced yesterday that he will appoint at least three women to his cabinet. According to Agence France Presse, Fatemeh Ajorlou will be appointed as social welfare minister, Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi as health minister, and a third currently unidentified woman will be appointed to a third minister position. If approved, these appointees will be the first women cabinet ministers since Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979. Continue reading

IGLCC World’s most gay friendly organizations

The International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (IGLCC) has released the results of the first International Business Equality Index. The Index is a measurement of the performance of multinational corporations in relation to Diversity & Inclusion issues specifically focusing on LGBT communities in the countries where they operate. The leading corporations are BT Group, followed by IBM and The Dow Chemical Company. The announcement was made at a press conference during the closing of the IGLCC Second Annual Congress in Copenhagen. Continue reading

France’s ‘Bien vielillir – vivre ensemble’

In France, the new label “bien-vieillir – vivre ensemble” was officially launched on 15 July 2009 as a continuance of the national programme “Bien vieillir (Ageing Well) 2007-2009”. This label is intended to encourage French cities to become more “age friendly” and to encourage active ageing. It aims to support local policies which take into account the specific needs of older people and favour intergenerational relationships. Continue reading

Gender Equality in Russian Journalism Russia

The majority of journalists in Russia may be women, but they still need to overcome stereotypes and inequality. In an interview with Nadezda Azhgikhina, a specialist in gender issues, a member of the Gender Council of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the national board of the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ), she stresses the need for gender training and a global strategy for equality particularly for media and trade union leaders. Continue reading

‘Staying on’, Stereotyping of Youth and Careers

The new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), ‘Staying on’, paints a picture of the educational and career aspirations of today’s 14 to 18 year olds. Through a survey of more than 1,000 young people, findings reveal that career advice, the choice of school subjects and choice of apprenticeships and internships are all subject to stereotyping that tend to significantly impact girls, the disabled, the working class and ethnic minorities. Continue reading

Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference, May 13-14, Chicago

Chicago on May 13-14, representatives from European Diversity Research & Consulting participated in the exploration of the current state and future of D&I in the business world. With workshops ranging from ‘Digital Tools for Diversity & Inclusion Training’ to Kraft Foods’ ‘Case-Study on Successfully Navigating Global Inclusion and Engagement Challenges’, All participants were exposed to new insights and understanding of the field of D&I. Continue reading