Employers and employees alike can benefit from skills-based hiring networks, which bring more workers into the fold and improve diversity, according to upward mobility organization OneTen, which connects Black talent without four-year degrees to career opportunities.
The organization just released a report on barriers to generational wealth. The study, which features case studies with Black workers, aims to illustrate the ways employers can benefit from investing in skills-first hiring.
One of the case studies centers a Delta employee who worked as a gate agent, plane ticket associate and customer service representative for more than a decade, but plateaued in her career due to lacking a degree.
Ultimately, Delta transitioned to a skills-based talent acquisition model; within the past two years, the airline transformed its workplace so that more than 90% of openings do not require a degree. The move reflected the company’s intention to “become an anti-racist, anti-discrimination organization,” according to its announcement. READ MORE
by Caroline Colvin
Women in Life Science Denmark (WiLD) has announced the launch of its ‘Female Leadership Mentoring Program’ for women working in life sciences in Denmark – a year after it was founded. WiLD aims to inspire women in the Danish life science sector to reach for higher leadership roles by promoting female talent, through professional knowledge sharing and networking.
A 2023 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology revealed that cultures where “follow your passion” is common career advice have greater gender disparities in academia and the workplace because women are more inclined to choose roles that align with traditionally feminine characteristics and interests.
Psychological safety at work? Depends on who you are and the environment your employer creates. Data from The Courage Collective suggests that on average, whereas 87% of White men feel safe voicing dissenting opinions at work, only 67% of Black women feel the same.