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Tapping into the arsenal of diversity

In the war for high-tech talent, why is the industry not more adeptly tapping into our diverse arsenal of men and women to fill the gap?
Tapping into the arsenal of diversity
The Wall Street Journal says the war for high-tech talent, particularly in disruptive technologies such as robotics, is fiercer than ever. Given that talent pool reality, why is the industry not more adeptly tapping into our diverse arsenal of men and women to fill the gap?  The statistics continue to indicate a deficit of women and minorities actively employed in these industries. Biases in these workplaces are real. Work policies, practices and processes often promote a more homogeneous culture and have institutionalized pay inequities as a part of their fabric. The need for talent should be driving more significant efforts to eliminate the talent gaps and there is an obvious business case to support driving the needed changes. However, it is easy to say and much more difficult to accomplish. Biases are invisible and most often unspoken under the radar of organizational leadership.   Although legislation are in place to deal with pay inequities in the developed mark...

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