Surprising nuances of building an inclusive culture (how I’m still learning)
As a leader, I had been acutely aware of making sure that no one felt marginalized based on their race or ethnicity, but I hadn't been as consistently deliberate about how socioeconomic differences, among others, might also impact how people feel and relate to each other day-to-day.
What Rosh Hashanah reminded me about team dynamics
This evening is the beginning of the Jewish New Year, otherwise known as Rosh Hashanah. Growing up, the holidays in my house were festive and important. We took time off from school and work, we gathered together in large groups of family and friends over multiple course meals, and we also got dressed up.
How to run an internal pay equity audit (and why you should)
Despite the passage of major legislation and an arduous fight for parity in the workplace, women still make less than their male counterparts. Why women make less is clear: unfair systemic policies prevent women from reaching their fullest potential. What’s less clear is how we can unravel decades-long disparities in the workplace -- and how we can implement equitable policies for all employees.
Secure top talent for the long haul by investing in their professional development
Millennials are forecast to make up nearly 75% of the global workforce in the next five years are more loyal to companies that invest in their future leadership potential within that organization. Ready to offer your team developmental benefits but not sure where to start? Read on.
By Team Scouted in Companies
A Strong DEI Policy Will Help You Outperform — Here’s Why
You would never trust your assets in only one type of investment, so why would you hire a homogeneous team to lead your company? Just as diversified investments are smarter and reduce risk, the same goes for diversified teams. Simply put: representative teams, make better teams.
7 Lessons I Learned as a Remote Manager
At the beginning of March when the entire Scouted team moved to remote work, I faced learning an entirely new facet of management: not only were my employees remote but I was now also remote and learning to work from home in real-time.
By Sarah Schultz in Candidates
A Practical Lesson I Learned During My Hedge Fund Days
It took me a while to realize this, but when all our meetings are in front of a screen, it creates fatigue that is different from when we are all together in person.
Scouted Spotlight: Cynthia Madu: The lasting impact of non-inclusive workplaces.
In college, at Dartmouth, on several occasions, I was called the “affirmative action admission” or the “token Black girl”; my friend and I, still to this day, chat about the various times we were told, in one fashion or another, that we did not get into Dartmouth on our own merits but rather, because we met a “Black, inner-city kid” quota.
By Cynthia Madu in Candidates
13 Questions you should ask to understand if a company cares about diversity, equity, and inclusion
Here are the top questions (plus a few tactical must-do’s) you should bring to your next interview to probe on an organization's dedication to providing an equitable and inclusive environment for its employees.
By Sarah Schultz in Candidates
Scouted Spotlight: Allie Fleder’s journey to owning her sexuality in the workplace
The idea of having a seat at the table, not despite one’s sexuality but rather because of it, felt like a completely foreign concept. It sparked something in me that began to shift the way I thought about sexuality and the workplace.
By Team Scouted in Candidates
Being Out And Proud at Work
While there is no blueprint for designing a career or a workplace that is universally inclusive, there are guiding principles we can embrace to orient ourselves in the right direction, whether as an employer or employee.
By Mark Weyland in Candidates
5 Ways You Can Help Create an Inclusive Workplace for Your Employees
Diversity is not synonymous with inclusivity. This is a critical distinction that is often lost or overlooked. So, what can we do to make sure that our employees feel comfortable, stimulated, appreciated, and part of the team? How do we foster inclusive working environments?
By Sarah Schultz in Companies
Finding the balance between working hard and self-care as a founder and CEO
As business leaders, we have the opportunity to not only lead by example but to help shepherd our employees through these uncertain times. It takes trust, discipline, and confidence as a founder to actually disconnect, not check in on slack, and have faith that your team will be OK without you. (Spoiler: They will be).
How to Mitigate Employee Anxiety During Uncertain Times
Here are a few ways that I manage employee stress and anxiety during periods of uncertainty that (IMO) are particularly relevant to today’s challenging climate.
6 Tips to Ensure Strong Company Culture Despite Working Remotely
Having a strong corporate culture is important to ensure overall employee happiness and productivity is crucial, even in the best of times, but it just might also be the key factor that helps us pull through during COVID-19 as well.