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On Wednesday May 2, 2012 I will be speaking at the SHRM Talent Management Conference. My session will be from 10:00am until 11:15am and is titled Diversity – Moving from Color to Cultural Inclusion. This is a topic that get no shortage of attention at HR and Talent conferences around the country, however we will take a different look at the subject.
It seems that to many, a successful diversity program can be measured by looking around our offices and seeing the various colors or ethnic groups that make up the organization – White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, etc. Obviously our outward appearance is the easiest to see and determine.
In my opinion, real diversity is not about color or whether or not we look the same. It is also not about buying into the overused, politically correct assumption that we are all alike – that we have the same priorities; that we view relationships the same way; that we view our role in business the same way.
The fact is that we are ALL uniquely different in many more ways than our exterior can show. Real diversity is about realizing how we are different on the inside, embracing the fact that we are different, and truly understanding why people do what they do.
In a global world, successful diversity programs understand and embrace cultural differences, regardless of the color of our skin. JOIN ME ON WEDNESDAY MAY 2, 2012 at 10:00am at the SHRM Talent Management Conference!
We are just a week away from the SHRM 2011 Talent & Staffing Management Conference being held in San Diego on April 11 – 13. According to the agenda, the event looks to be full of great sessions, workshops and concurrent sessions. What a great opportunity for you to hear from some of the industry’s leaders in Talent Management and Talent Aquisition, while mingling with your peers.
I have been fortunate to speak at the event in past years and was invited back again this year to conduct a session entitled Recruit or Get Out Of The Way…. The purpose of the session is to look at the common mistakes that recruiting organizations make and learn how to overcome these often self-imposed barriers. As recruiters, we often talk about the tools we don’t have, the money we can’t spend and the resources we can’t get. Although these are all very valid issues, we seem to spend more time licking our wounds than leveraging the tools and resources we do have.
Be sure to join me for a high energy, engaging, and thought provoking session on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 3:30 – 4:45PM PST at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. I look forward to seeing you there!