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5 Steps to Get Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Support

You can’t start a Diversity & Inclusion Council if the leadership of the organization is not ready and well aligned. This really concerns me as it goes to the heart of any success in business. Leaders have to be committed and hold themselves accountable for progress and renewed thinking. Leaders often talk great, but walk poorly.

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Leaders stop the crap

Leaders of organizations have to stop doing the crap that makes them feel good and that we have done for last 20 years; and start doing the things that matter and have a significant impact. I’d love to blast a recent Harvard Business Review article Diversity Policies Don’t Help Women or Minorities, and They Make White Men Feel

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SHRM quotes Marv Russell

I was honored to be interviewed for SHRM’s article: War for Talent Fuels Program Hiring – Companies find positions for new hires after making offers (excerpt) Employers take on risk, too. High-potential recruits can get poached by the competition. New hires may decide that they are not happy in a chosen field or location. Or sometimes their

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employee orientation should inlclude workplace violence, EAP programs

HR can’t prevent workplace violence… but we can and must train our employees to be prepared for the worst, and hope it never happens.I personally have used the active shooter training offered by the NYC police department. While many managers felt this was an over-reaction, the constant barrage of these incidents have made senior leadership

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Marv Russell Live on Kiss My Ash Radio

I’ll be a guest on Kiss My Ash Radio Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 at 10:30am –  its football season so I’ll be talking Notre Dame football and Linebacker In The Boardroom. I’ll also be talking about what’s happened in Paris this week. We lived in Paris during 9/11, and the French people could not have

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We are mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore

We must stop over-thinking how to resolve the diversity and inclusion issue. Over-thinking leads to inaction, as we repeatedly witness. Schools, corporations, nonprofits, government agencies and organizations across this country must learn that to be a diverse and inclusive organization is not an overwhelmingly difficult state to achieve, and that they must act to create change.

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Age v Experience - how to select the best intern for your business

A diverse and inclusive workforce maximizes the potential of all workers and respects the lessons of experience and knowledge of all generations of workers. Baby Boomers who are laid-off, retired or in career transition are often more than willing to take low or at times unpaid positions. But without question its tough for Boomers to go

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Leaders Must Invest to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion

Essential, Exceptional and Ethical Leaders create the extraordinary work environment that attracts and allows for the development and recruitment of extraordinary people. It is these extraordinary employees that provide extraordinary service to clients and customers and the extraordinary Diverse and Inclusive Organization.    According to a benchmark study by Deloitte Consulting, companies invest in diversity and inclusion for

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You are your brand and your job is brand management. The development of your career is tough and if you are in a career transition, it can be stressful. You must be flexible to the needs and expectations of a potential employer. read the entire article here Contact Marv Russell to discuss strategic HR business

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Organizational Development

The best organizations use organizational development to develop their workforce and implement change to achieve their business goals. Organizational Development is focused on strategic intervention and engagement of the workforce to improve the organization, increase effectiveness and assure long-term sustainability of the company. Organizational Development requires HR, OD and other practitioners to be conscious and

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