Elite University Degree Does Little For Black Job Applicants

Geography: United States Research Source: Gaddis —Date: March 2015 —Findings: 18% response rate of employers for white job applicants from elite universities. 13% response rate for black job applicants from elite universities. 12% response rate for white applicants coming from less-selective universities. 7% response rate for black applicants coming from less-selective universities. Recommendations: With the employer response rate blatantly […]

90% Of Adults Feel Communication Is Most Important Skill For Success

Geography: United States Research Source: Pew Research —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 90% of adults feel that communication skills are the most important for kids to have in order to succeed. 81% of college graduates feel that writing skills are important compared to 70% of those with a high school degree or less. 83% of adults over age 50 […]

New Evidence That Diversity Impacts Financial Returns

Geography: Global —Research Source: McKinsey —Date: November 2014 —Findings: Women account for 16% of executive teams in the United States compared to 12% in the UK and 6% in Brazil. Businesses with the most gender diverse leadership were 15% more likely to report financial returns compared to the industry median. Businesses with the most ethnically diverse leadership […]

Companies Struggle To Recruit Passive Candidates

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics —Date: March 2014 —Findings: —57% of the U.S. workforce, but only 38% of Hispanics, have access to paid sick days through their jobs. —56% of the U.S. workforce, but only 39% of Hispanics, have access to flexible hours at their jobs. —Out of the 58% of […]

African American Women Not Supported In The Workplace

—Geography: Global —Research Source: Catalyst —Date: February 2014 —Findings: —1.1% of corporate officers in Fortune 500 companies are African Americans (106 out of 10,092). —75% of Fortune 500 companies have diversity programs yet only 33% of the African American women feel that these programs effectively create supportive environments. —36% feel these programs foster respect for […]