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An Interview with SHRM President & CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. #SHRMDIV

Career Diversity Is a Builder – In Today’s Increasingly Diverse Workforce and Economy, Embrace it.

As a former NCAA Student-Athlete, no day was the same, each opponent created a new challenge as did a rigorous academic schedule and no season nor semester was like the previous one.  This experience prepared me to be adaptive, prepared and embracing towards new opportunities throughout my career path. 

I currently serve in a myriad of roles – I’m a Dad, husband, an Employee and Brand Ambassador for a leading tech company (ManTech International), a Public Affairs Officer in the Navy Reserves, Professor, Mentor,...


#SHRMDIV – How Do You Get People to Talk?


brandonDay One of the 2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference began with a keynote address from Brandon Stanton, creator of the wildly popular (it reaches 25 million people) blog, Humans of New York. I’m a fan of the site because I like hearing/reading people’s stories. Everyone has one. I care about people so it would follow that I care about their stories.

If you’re not familiar with Humans...


Diversity Analytics: You Need Macro Numbers to Improve Results #SHRMDIV

This week I am in Atlanta for the SHRM Diversity Conference. I had the opportunity to speak on bias, HR technology, and how AI might be able to help us avoid some of our biased tendencies (if we can keep the bias out of the systems themselves). It was a great session because the audience was more than willing to kick in ideas on how to solve for a variety of problems in the D&I arena.tie wang jones ikea...


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#Nextchat: HR’s Role in Organizational Change


Rapid development of new business technologies and breakthrough innovations have become the new normal for organizations in the 21st century. Businesses are now more frequently encountering shifts in the global economy, changes to customer populations and fierce competition from an increasingly crowded marketplace. And when change is encountered, organizations and their employees are impacted in positive and negative ways.

To remain viable, organizations must be agile—prepared to act and change quickly as the need arises.

To deal with this rapid pace of change and innovation, it is critical for organizations and...


#SHRMDIV Interview with Shilpa Pherwani of IBIS Consulting Group


IBIS Consulting Group is one of the major sponsors of the sold out event 2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference.  I had the pleasure of interviewing Shilpa Sherwani, CEO and Principal. She was one of the speakers last year. Shilpa started as an intern at IBIS when she came to the US to further her education. She is an Organizational Psychologist by training and pursued a master’s in Organizational Development.

What inspired you to specialize in Diversity and Inclusion?

As an immigrant and a woman of color, I wanted to...


SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. welcomes attendees to the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Expo #SHRMDIV


SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. welcomes the more than 900 people attending this year's Society for Human Resource Management Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition.






From Military Service to the Civilian Workforce - #SHRMDIV Interview with Carol Eggert

Transitioning from Active Duty to a Civilian career can be a struggle for many of our Military and Veterans, but with the right cultural fit built into organizations, efforts can seem effortless.  

As a Public Affairs Officer in the Navy Reserves, I am personally and passionately engaged in supporting our United States Military and Veteran community, and I am proud to serve as ManTech International’s Military Ambassador.  As a government contractor with about 8,000 employees, of which are 47 percent Veterans – we strongly advocate for those who have served and continue to serve our country.  

The 2018 SHRM Diversity &...


The Many Costs of Fragmentation



In my 30 years of experience as an organization design practitioner, I’ve observed how commonly fragmented thinking occurs in business today. It has become ingrained into all aspects of organizations. It is a hangover from the Taylorist view of breaking work down into small, (supposedly) easier to manage and measure chunks. This ends up being formalized into organizational ways of working, structure, measurement and even rewards. Individuals and teams try to maximize performance in their small fragment – often at the expense of performance upstream and downstream – losing sight...


Organizational Change



I have a fun activity for everyone. I would like for you to raise your hand if you have ever experienced organizational change? Is your hand raised? I know mine is. Organizational change could be anything from a reorg of your company, reduction in force, acquisitions, mergers, growth investments, etc.

My company is currently going through a growth investment, which is similar to an acquisition/merger, but we’re told it’s slightly different. A growth investment is a type of investment strategy that concentrates on increasing the value of the financial assets....