Sunday, August 23, 2015

Great Careers, Great People Meet at The Hanover Insurance Group


The Hanover Insurance Group, DiversityWorking's latest diversity company member, is a place “where great people build great careers.”

An established name in the insurance field, and with a 160-years tradition of excellent service, The Hanover provides a wide range of insurance products and services to individuals, families and businesses. That it has continued operating to this day shows the stability of the company and proven expertise in the industry.

As a world-class employer of 5,000 dedicated, experienced professionals, it has likewise estabished a winning work culture. It offers employees with a total benefits package that provides our employees with a variety of ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, save money for the future, build financial security and achieve their goals for professional advancement.

The Hanover also carries a long and proud tradition of building community relations through its charitable giving and volunteer activities, thereby strengthening its commitment to make our communities better places to live, work, learn, and raise our families.

At The Hanover, one flourishes not just one's career, but homes and communities; indeed, it's a great place to work for committed, caring, top-caliber individuals. 
 

Microsoft Expands Diversity Reach to Lawyers with Disabilities


Microsoft stands firm on its commitment to diversity. Despite challenges, it continues to strive in strengthening its diversity commitment.

Recently, Microsoft has updated its “Law Firm Diversity Program” in a bid to improve the diversity of the minority lawyers in leadership roles in the law firms it deals with. 


Then in another move to foster diversity, an article by Melissa Maleske on Law 360 says that: as a step in its drive to open a dialogue about lawyers with disabilities, Microsoft’s legal and corporate affairs team launched a study that found people with disabilities face unique barriers on the road to becoming a lawyer. The team released the results to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26.
“The research in the area is pretty scant,” Snapp says. “To commission this study to bring things together from different places and to try to make things foot and tie was actually a pretty unique exercise for us. It told us there just was not much information out there on the topic of people with disabilities in the professional workforce.” -
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Sometime before this, Microsoft announced its support for The Equality Act, a comprehensive federal LGBT non-discrimination legislation.
“To create technology that empowers the world, we need to reflect the diversity of the world,” Microsoft said in a statement. “Supporting diversity, inclusiveness and equal treatment is not just good for business, it is also the right thing to do. That’s why we support the protections for LGBT Americans as outlined in The Equality Act.” - Read more at:

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

DiversityWorking Announces The Hanover Insurance Group as New Diversity Company Member


DiversityWorking.com, a career opportunity resource and job search engine for the cultural diversity marketplace, is pleased to announce the inclusion of The Hanover Insurance Group, one of the largest insurance businesses in the United States, to its list of member diversity companies.

The Hanover Insurance Group, an established name in the industry with a long, proud history of 160 years, provides a wide range of property and casualty products and services to individuals, families, and businesses. It also offers specialized coverages for small and mid-sized businesses, as well as insurance protection for homes, automobiles, and other personal items through an extensive network of selected independent agents and brokers.

The Company is committed to making a difference, and together with its employees, builds healthier, stronger, and more vibrant communities.

In its search for dedicated, qualified, diverse individuals to join its winning culture. The Hanover Insurance Group has teamed up with DiversityWorking.com, whose mission is to help companies promote their jobs, build their brand and send targeted and qualified diversity candidates directly to the best jobs possible.

For more information about The Hanover Insurance Group and the job oportunities it offers, click on this link.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Microsoft Revamps Its “Law Firm Diversity Program”


Microsoft, one of DiversityWorking's long-standing diversity partners, has revamped its “Law Firm Diversity Program” in a move to improve the representation of minority lawyers in the leadership ranks of law firms it deals with.

The company’s Law Firm Diversity Program has been changed to offer bonuses to 15 law firms it works with, based on how many attorneys in positions of power are female, from racial and ethnic minorities, openly LGBT, people with disabilities or military veterans. Microsoft started the program 7 years ago and originally offered firms a 2 percent bonus on their billings if a set percentage of the hours they billed to the company were worked by diverse attorneys. - Read more at:

We felt this would be a way for the most senior leaders of law firms and law departments to exercise tone at the top on diversity, not only with words but with actions,” says Mary Snapp, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel and executive sponsor of the legal and corporate affairs diversity and inclusion team. “This has been a natural evolution of a very successful program, yet one that I think takes a big, significant next step.”
Microsoft’s hope is that the original version of its law firm diversity program will continue to bear fruit and that the new approach will have a direct impact on the profile of law firm leadership over the next three to five years. - Read more at:

Microsoft has always been a staunch advocate of diversity and inclusion. Part of its announcement of its new incentivized diversity program reads,
As we look back at our experience, we believe that diversity has made us stronger.[...]we believe that diverse people and perspectives, both at these firms and among our in-house ranks, have made us more creative and helped us better understand legislators, regulators and customers around the world.”

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Diversity Push for Tech Startups at White House Demo Day


Tech entrepreneurs who are relatively new in the industry were given a much needed push for diversity by President Obama in the recent White House Demo Day, which was well-attended by 30 startup teams and several big leaders in the industry including diversity company, Microsoft.

Obama spoke at the first-ever White House Demo Day, an event that brought a handful of entrepreneurs to Washington to showcase the products, services and applications they are trying to build businesses around. The White House marked the occasion by announcing a string of commitments from businesses, investors, cities and universities aimed at furthering what the administration is calling "inclusive entrepreneurship." - Read more at

The announcements come at a time when the technology industry has been scrutinized for its lack of diversity. On average, 30 percent of the tech industry workforce is women, even though women make up 59 percent of the total workforce and 51 percent of the population, according to US Census Bureau data. As for the most-coveted spots at the top, only 14.3 percent of board seats at the top 100 companies by revenue in June 2013 were held by women, according to a survey by executive recruitment firm Korn Ferry. Ten of those boards had no women directors in December of that year. - Read more at:

As part of the Startup America initiative, the presidential Demo Day is designed to encourage an all-inclusive entrepreneurship. In addition to the 30 startup teams that are exhibiting their nascent technologies and ideas, a dozen bigwigs are committing to workforce diversity. Box, a cloud storage company, for instance, has committed to using the "Rooney Rule", which essentially means at least one woman and one candidate from an underrepresented minority will be considered for senior management positions. - Read more

At the Demo Day, the president announced 116 new winners of the total Small Business Administration prize. In 2015, $4 million was set aside for winners of this prize, who usually receive $50,000 individually. Past winners from the 2014 Growth Accelerator Fund created or sustained more than 5,000 jobs and raised more than $500 million. - Read more at:

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Are STEM the Only Degrees Required for Tech Jobs?


Do you want to work in a tech company, but do not have a STEM degree? Fret not; nowadays, you can still land a job and work for your dream tech company even with a liberal arts degree, surveys say.

A liberal arts degree used to be considered as “useles” but it has become much in demand in the tech world.

A recent article by George Anders published on Forbes.com says this:
Throughout the major U.S. tech hubs, whether Silicon Valley or Seattle, Boston or Austin, Tex., software companies are discovering that liberal arts thinking makes them stronger. Engineers may still command the biggest salaries, but at disruptive juggernauts such as Facebook and Uber, the war for talent has moved to nontechnical jobs, particularly sales and marketing. The more that audacious coders dream of changing the world, the more they need to fill their companies with social alchemists who can connect with customers–and make progress seem pleasant.
 
Creativity in the tech world is in great demand, and as George Anders says: “Such creativity can’t be programmed.” An example of a tech company that Anders says has relied on holders of liberals degrees is Slack Technologies, a computer software startup founded in 2009. It is the company behind behind today's hottest team-based messaging software.[...]For Anders, it's the fact that much of Slack's braintrust aren't tech folks -- they're liberal arts people. Co-founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield, who is a real person and not one of Bertie Wooster's Drone's Club pals, studied philosophy and history of science for his bachelor's and master's degrees. His is a tech startup garnished with a philosopher's touch. - Read more at:

Last year, Motherboard's Jason Koebler cited a report about tech jobs not needing any bachelor's degree:
A new study published about the city’s technology workforce found that roughly 44 percent of science, technology, engineering, and math jobs in the city require at least a bachelor’s degree.[...]“Many tech ecosystem jobs only require short-term or long-term on-the-job training. By removing the barrier of a college degree, opportunities in the tech ecosystem can potentially empower the 2.89 million New Yorkers ages 25 to 64 who do not hold Bachelor’s degrees,” the report states.
What more, the tech jobs for non-degree holders even pay an average of $27.75 an hour, about 45 percent higher than non-tech jobs with similar requirements, Koebler wrote in his article. - Read more here:
 
A related article analyzes this trend:
The unpredictability of the job market even applies to STEM fields. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it turns out math and science degrees per se are not and have never been particularly hot. A recent Texas study found, for example, that sociology grads made more money than biology grads. Instead, it has generally been applied science degrees like engineering that have been gone through periods of huge demand—but even within those broad fields, what’s hot at any given moment varies sharply over time. - Read more at:
  
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Seco Tools: Providing Tools for Cutting-Edge Success the Seco Way


Seco Tools is an established name worldwide as a leading manufacturer and supplier of carbide cutting tools and associated equipment. It has a diverse portfolio of tooling products, systems and solutions for metalworking, all of which,together with the value added services the company provides, greatly contribute to their customers' productivity and competitiveness in metal cutting machining.

This is “The Seco Way” - that of always striving to offer the best solutions for faster growth, for their customers, corprate and individuals alike. This is part of its corporate vision to “be recognized by our customers as a dedicated partner, offering complete solutions for metal cutting.”
  
Helping Seco Tools live up to the highest standards the company, as well as their customers set on them, are these shared values: Passion for our customers, family spirit and personal commitment. Wherever they do business around the world, across cultural and geographical borders, these are the values that help Seco people “make the right priorities, and act in a manner that has become Secos hallmark for decades.”

Seco Tools is also a company that cares for its people, and who believes in diversity of talents coming from different backgrounds. It provides a diversity of work opportunities, in different careers, and because it also values its employees, Seco Tools offers “the tools you need to perform your job, surrounded by an environment that encourages you to be heard.”

Indeed, for enthusiastic, responsible and dedicated individuals who can share in the company's values, vision and passion for growth, Seco Tools, DiversityWorking's diversity company member, is the right place to be.

DiversityWorking Announces Seco Tools As Diversity Company Member


DiversityWorking.com, a career opportunity resource and job search engine for the cultural diversity marketplace, is pleased to announce the inclusion of SecoTools, to its list of prestigious diversity company members.

Seco Tools specializes in tooling, toolholding systems and solutions for metalworking. It provides powerful machining solutions to leading companies worldwide across many industries such as aerospace, oil & gas, energy, and medical among others.

Three fundamental values help shape its corporate culture: passion for their customers; family spirit; and personal commitment. Seco Tools give importance to its employees and believes strongly in a team spirit.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Seco Tools provides a diversity of opportunities and experiences in different careers, and in its search for the best talents, has teamed up with DiversityWorking.com, whose mission is to help companies promote their jobs, build their brand and send targeted and qualified diversity candidates directly to the best jobs possible.

For more details about Seco Tools and the job oportunities it offers, click on this link.