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Google chief vows to make company more inclusive as he responds to ‘offensive’ memo which ‘crossed a line’

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has been forced to cut short his summer holiday in order to address employees directly as he seeks to defuse a “difficult” diversity row which has engulfed his company since the weekend. The affair was sparked by an unattributed company memo circulated on Sunday which claimed, among other things, that “biological differences” were amongst the reasons… Continue Reading Google chief vows to make company more inclusive as he responds to ‘offensive’ memo which ‘crossed a line’

It’s not just Google—many major tech companies are struggling with diversity

An internal memo written by a male Google engineer has reignited a heated debate about representation in Silicon Valley. Google’s new diversity VP has since come out against the memo’s central claims — which include statements about women being biologically unsuited to engineering jobs — but the debate still rages on. Here’s a look at major tech companies’ comparative… Continue Reading It’s not just Google—many major tech companies are struggling with diversity

Can ‘White-Collar Apprenticeships’ Close The STEM Skills Gap?

The higher education-career template is still the undisputed way to go for many living in developed countries. In Canada, where I live, more than two million people fill the country’s universities and colleges. 53% of Canadians have post-secondary degrees, the highest of any OECD country. While we’re lucky to live in such a highly educated… Continue Reading Can ‘White-Collar Apprenticeships’ Close The STEM Skills Gap?

Top five tips on attracting talent for small businesses – James Caan

Okay, we all understand the importance of having great people working for us.  With a talented and motivated team on board, your business is far more likely to be successful. I think recruiting and obtaining the right people in your business is just as vital as managing finances and generating sales.  So here are five… Continue Reading Top five tips on attracting talent for small businesses – James Caan

The Ultimate Interview Guide: 30 Prep Tips for Job Interview Success

Preparing for an interview takes a lot more than Googling a list of common interview questions. You have to make a great first impression appearance-wise (no wrinkly suits here!), have a great knowledge of your target company and its product, and, of course, know exactly how to convey that you’re the perfect fit for the job.… Continue Reading The Ultimate Interview Guide: 30 Prep Tips for Job Interview Success

Program Aims To ‘Hack’ Tech’s Diversity Problem By Building A Bigger Pipeline04:41 Play August 09, 2017

A new program aims to help solve a persistent problem in the tech industry: its lack of diversity. Just 8 percent of U.S. tech workers are Hispanic and around 7 percent are African-American, according to data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council found lower percentages for those groups working in tech jobs in the state. A group… Continue Reading Program Aims To ‘Hack’ Tech’s Diversity Problem By Building A Bigger Pipeline04:41 Play August 09, 2017
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