Business Biases & Building Blocks

March 27th, 2013
Written by Marlene Caroselli in Business Biases & Building Blocks, Other with 1 Comment
Say the word “diversity” and others will probably think immediately of the adjective “racial” as a preceding adjective. “Diversity,” of course, is a word with many, many definitions. Yes, the most common is racial diversity, but — especially in the workplace — diverse associations are equally common. The word could apply to the difference between people of different genders, different sexual...
August 8th, 2012
Written by D. A. Barber in Business Biases & Building Blocks, Latest News with 0 Comments
On July 24, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) unveiled new rules designed to improve the discrimination complaint process for federal employees, including how claims are filed, processed, and decided. The last time any changes transpired for the federal sector complaint process was in 1999.EEOC enforces parts of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in...
February 18th, 2010
Written by Sandra Carr in Business Biases & Building Blocks with 0 Comments
A store going out of business next door to a business hiring
Nowadays your name may say it all when you’re looking for a job. U.S. Research found that some employers might schedule an interview with an applicant based on the name they see on the resume because of their perception that the individual is of a specific race or ethnicity. The other candidates may have the same job qualifications as their counterparts, but face a roadblock because of their...
February 1st, 2010
Written by Ann Marina in Business Biases & Building Blocks with 0 Comments
flowering tomato plant
Cruz Salucio gets up at 4:30 every morning and leaves the tiny trailer he shares with nine other farm workers in Immokalee, FL. The 25-year-old Guatemalan joins a crowd of tomato pickers in a vacant lot by the general store. Farmers arrive before sunrise, lumbering along in old school buses to pick up workers. "In the harvesting season, there's plenty of work," Salucio says. "But as the crops...
October 8th, 2009
Written by Samuel Abonyo in Business Biases & Building Blocks with 0 Comments
Believe it or not, tribalism is beneficial to Kenyans. What Kenyans bemoan is ”negative tribalism,” which is detrimental to their country. However, unlike negative tribalism, ”positive tribalism” benefits Kenya, according to John Lonsdale, a historian, Jomo Kenyatta believed positive tribalism fostered enterprise. Although ethnic networks facilitate entrepreneurship, tribalism is anything but...
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