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Week 29

Newsletter Week 29

August 28, 2019

Members of under-represented groups can experience a sense of “linked fate”—the belief that what happens to one member of their group affects them personally. This presents both pitfalls and opportunities for recruiters trying to increase their pipeline of candidates from under-represented backgrounds. Also, in the "not really news" category, employees don’t like icebreakers. Some icebreaker questions can also be uncomfortable for people from diverse backgrounds, especially when they are too soon or too personal. My advice? Ditch icebreakers in favor of more meaningful ways to build team connections, like volunteering together. August 26 was Women’s Equality Day, so we revisit some readable yet research-based articles on how to promote gender equality in the workplace.