Five simple ways to tap into the genius of diversity

By Diana Cordova, Business Development and Marketing Director Diversity simply refers to difference, variety or dissimilarity.  Expressed this way and applied to the workplace, it’s hard to see diversity as anything but an advantage.  In fact, your ability to effectively connect with a broad customer base and succeed relies on the varied talents and perspective […]

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Diversity in the Workplace to Help Fight the Battle Against Competition

By Holly Hall, CWCC Intern –Summer 2011 According to BusinessDictionary.com, the phrase “workforce diversity” refers to similarities and differences between employees in regards to their age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  I believe it also refers to the unique knowledge and skills workers bring to the organization, including […]

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Diversity: Perspectives to Consider and Tools for Understanding Difference

By Tina Harkness, CWCC Member Diversity goes beyond the commonly thought of differences in race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, and national origin protected by civil rights and affirmative action laws.  Simply put, diversity is all the ways that we are different from one another.  Employers gain many benefits from having a diverse […]

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How to Finesse Value Differences in the Workplace

By Chaer Robert, CWCC Member In the past 30+ years, I only once had a white boss for a couple years.  And he insisted he was Jewish, not white. For most of those 30 years, our staff has been majority minority—the workforce of the future. Since we are sister agencies with the Office of Disability […]

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