Diversity Council Reading Room

The Diversity Council Reading Room provides a compilation of articles, checklist, research reports and other resources designed to benefit diversity councils.

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  • Diversity Council Success: Getting Started

    by Dorinda A. Capole, Maxine Carpenter and Julie Pierce Williams.

    This book excerpt is designed to enable companies to implement successful

    The Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit Directory, 2nd Edition is a 288-page directory that contains over 650 career-focused, national newsletters, magazines, journals, web sites, job banks and job boards targeting college-educated African American, Arab American, Asian American, Hispanic and Native American professionals. This informative resource also contains 40 pages of strategies and over 1,000 additional diversity recruitment advertising resources including listings of associations, recruitment marketing companies, and government agencies.

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    diversity councils. Over the past several years, we witness more and more that: Labor pools and markets are growing more diverse. The economy is becoming more global and national boundaries more fluid. Technology is transforming how we work and relate to each other. Alternative work arrangements and telecommuting are becoming the rage. These changes in the business climate are forcing organizations to change the way they do business. Diversity is at the heart of these changes and it needs to be managed effectively.

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  • A dilemma faced by many organizations after successful implementation of a diversity initiative is re-energizing volunteers serving on Diversity Councils. Securing the commitment of employees to participate in order to get diversity efforts underway is challenging; sustaining enthusiasm after initial positive results are seen is also difficult. Too often, Diversity Council members want a short-term solution rather than the time-consuming culture change that's usually needed.

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  • The Anheuser-Busch Diversity Councils Best Practices Study

    By: The GilDeane Group, Inc.

    Sponsored by: Anheuser-Busch

    The Anheuser-Busch Diversity Councils Best Practices Study In 2005, Anheuser-Busch contracted with The GilDeane Group Inc. to conduct, on its behalf, a brief study of diversity-council best practices. The practices of nine companies are described in this report. This study describes two distinct approaches to diversity councils. The first may be called an Integrated Global Strategic Approach out of which effective diversity councils emerge. The second, the Program Approach, utilizes an informal structure with an emphasis on activities and education.

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