Archive for diversity

May 2019

NEPDEC is proud to present the third in our three part webinar series for Spring 2019. These webinars were recorded at our conference on Embracing Diversity for Maximum Impact in the Workplace held on 10/26/2018 at Mohegan Sun Pocono. To view the third in our webinar series, use the title link below. Series III: Diversity […]

Upcoming Workshop on December 5th, Skills for Having Difficult Dialogues

Dr. Jim Calderone, Ed.D., ACSW, LSW 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Monday, December 5, 2016 Wilkes University, Henry Student Center, Miller Room, 2nd Floor 1.) Understanding the context of the conversation and incorporating this understanding into our planning; 2.) “Setting the stage” for meaningful discussion; 3.) Integrating “best practices” in our facilitation of difficult topics; 4.) Dealing […]

Ask the White Guy: Why Do ‘Differences’ Matter? (by Luke Visconti)

Question: When can this website focus on the good things that come out of diversity? As a manager, that is what I focus on with my diverse group—that includes those white male workers that are non-too-popular with this website. Come on—let’s get over this and start turning around the website to focus on the examples […]

Employers plan positive diversity recruitment

Employers in Britain are planning to more aggressively recruit gay, disabled, female and Asian workers in 2007 and 2008, a new poll reveals.More than 215 hiring managers and 500 workers were surveyed for job site CareerBuilder.co.uk by Harris Interacti…

BBC executives praised for ditching £350,000 bonuses after failing to meet diversity targets

Diversity experts have applauded the decision by BBC executives to forgo their bonuses collectively worth £350,000, after the broadcaster failed to meet its diversity targets.The corporation set itself stringent targets in 2004 of increasing the perce…

Gay students get death threats

More than 150,000 students in the UK have been bullied at secondary school because they are gay, a new survey found.Over two thirds of lesbian and gay pupils have been victimised by homophobic bullying, with abuse ranging from verbal abuse to violence …

TUC lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender annual conference

Several hundred lesbian and gay workers are gathering in central London over the next two days to debate a series of key equality issues at the annual TUC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender conference.Delegates attending the event at the TUC’s Cong…

Suppliers with poor diversity records will fail in public sector procurement battle

Government proposals to increase equality in the multi-billion pound public sector procurement process will see suppliers with poor diversity records shoved to the bottom of the pile, according to legal experts.The Discrimination Law Review, published …

Investing in disabled people’s skills could boost the economy by £35 billion

Improving the skills of disabled people to world class levels by 2020 would boost the economy by £35 billion over 30 years, equivalent to 18 months growth, and help tackle child poverty, argues SMF Chief Economist Stephen Evans in a new report, Disabi…