Featured Blog Posts – October 2017 Archive (24)

The hidden discrimination facing Hispanic students

Hispanics make up about a quarter of the U.S. student population, nearly half of whom reside in our two most-populous states — California and Texas. But while 1 in 5 U.S. students call these states home, California and Texas have access to only 4 percent of the national spots at the National Geographic Bee, the U.S. Academic Decathlon, Letters About Literature, the…


Added by HispanicPro on October 29, 2017 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Want to learn how to be a better communicator? Learn how to listen.

Miscommunication, conflict, assumptions, errors, mistakes, ineffective decisions and a loss of team cohesion: What do all of these organizational issues have in common? All are the result, at least in part, of poor listening.

It's often said that we have two ears but only one mouth.  Therefore, we should listen twice as much as we speak. Yet, while…


Added by HispanicPro on October 29, 2017 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Challenges remain for Latino college presidents

Dr. Beatriz T. Espinoza had no idea of the challenges that awaited her shortly after she took over as president of Coastal Bend College, a community college located in a rural part of South Texas.

The college was financially strapped and was on the brink of losing its accreditation. There was also a “disconnect” between the college and the majority of Hispanics…


Added by HispanicPro on October 29, 2017 at 10:33pm — No Comments

City must hire more Latinos as population grows

City leaders must do more to increase the number of Latinos employed by the City of Chicago — and stop "pandering" to the city's newly minted second-largest ethnic or racial group, the chairman of the City Council's Latino Caucus said Wednesday.

With Human Resources Commissioner Soo Choi in front of the Council to field questions about her department's 2018…


Added by HispanicPro on October 27, 2017 at 1:56am — No Comments

9 incredibly useful scholarships for Latinos

On the surface, Latino and Hispanic students don’t seem to be suffering as much from the U.S. student debt crisis. Only 22 percent of Hispanic households carry student loan debt, compared to 42 percent and 40 percent of white households and black households, respectively.

But the bad news is that the low debt level is mostly because fewer Hispanics are attending…


Added by HispanicPro on October 26, 2017 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Read biographies of feature guests of the 2017 Sales & Marketing Networking Forum

Read biographies of feature guests for the 2017 Sales & Marketing Networking Forum being held Tuesday October 31 at River North's premier upscale speakeasy vibe lounge... Untitled Chicago. Gain insight and learn tips from industry experts!


Jessica Delgado, Weather Anchor, Telemundo Chicago

Jessica Delgado is a weather…


Added by HispanicPro on October 25, 2017 at 11:12am — No Comments

6 salary negotiation tips that work for everyone

Salary negotiation is often thought of as complex, risky and only for people who are high up on the career ladder. Recent grads and those who are just starting out hesitate to negotiate salary, usually due to a perceived lack of experience. Whether you’re a recent college grad, an experienced professional, or anything in between, these universal tips can help you…


Added by HispanicPro on October 23, 2017 at 2:06pm — No Comments

California wildfires leave seasonal agricultural workers in limbo

For more than a week, Marisol Paniagua has been living at an evacuation center. She had been scheduled to pick grapes at a vineyard near the city of Santa Rosa, Calif. But that work was canceled because of the wildfires ravaging Northern California.

“It’s very difficult right now because we just have a little bit of gas left in our car. That’s how we are still…


Added by HispanicPro on October 23, 2017 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Latinos leading on climate change

A recent study by Yale Climate Change Communications found that U.S. Latinos are significantly more worried about climate change than other groups and are willing to take action. They also tend to be more vulnerable to air pollution and extreme weather because of where they live and work. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, for example, hit…


Added by HispanicPro on October 23, 2017 at 1:40pm — No Comments

William Almonte - How To Boost Up Your Team’s Productivity?

A group is a bundle of individual with various domains of gifts, capacities, qualities and shortcomings. So dealing with a group is an overwhelming assignment and need an accomplished and effective supervisor. On the off chance that you are an administrator or you are the CEO of your organization, at that point some high – end administrative expertise is an unquestionable requirement.…


Added by William Almonte on October 19, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments

If you want to advance your career, find a sponsor

Career success cannot be achieved alone. You’ll need the help of others. And not just anyone can help you. They must be able to introduce you to the right people, take you to the right places, and give you the right advice. So who are these people?

They are not mentors. Mentors, for the most part, provide practice advice. They…


Added by HispanicPro on October 18, 2017 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Lord of the Ratings

On the night of June 20, NBCUniversal-owned Telemundo made ratings history by reaching a whopping 1.4 million adults 18-49 in the 10 p.m. timeslot, almost doubling the numbers for archrival Univision and outperforming ABC and CBS among key demos.

The feat would later help propel Telemundo to become the No. 1 U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster for the first time…


Added by HispanicPro on October 18, 2017 at 9:28pm — No Comments

The 30 most influential Hispanics in sports

Hispanics are reshaping sports in America. With Hispanic Heritage Month upon us, SI is honoring the 30 most influential Latinos in sports who aren’t athletes: the coaches, journalists, CEOs and other innovators who shape American sports culture and industry.

This list, which is unranked, defines influence by how each person affects the fan experience. …


Added by HispanicPro on October 16, 2017 at 1:03am — No Comments

Where are all the Latino lawyers?

Even though the U.S. Latino population continues to grow, Hispanics remain disproportionately under-represented in the legal field.

While a law career can provide entrée into influential sectors of society, the academic requirements, long process, and high costs involved seem to be discouraging many Latinos from pursuing this career. …


Added by HispanicPro on October 16, 2017 at 12:11am — No Comments

Dr. Norman Ruano Brings Education Back to the Workplace


Latino Leaders Magazine

Dr. Norman Ruano’s work for the Institute for Workforce Education, a division of St. Augustine College, is not just a job; it’s…


Added by HispanicPro on October 15, 2017 at 11:02pm — No Comments

The diversification of affluent Americans

The rich are becoming richer—or at least are adding to their ranks. Between 2010 and 2016 the number of affluent consumers—i.e., U.S. adults with a household income of $250,000 or more—jumped from just over 7 million to slightly above 14 million Americans, an increase of 91%. Market research firm Packaged Facts published these findings in the recent report…


Added by HispanicPro on October 12, 2017 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Six steps to improving mental wellbeing at work

Three in five employees have experienced mental health issues in the past year because of work, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by charity Business in the Community. So what steps can be taken to improve wellbeing in the workplace?

Identify your triggers

Working out what triggers stress or poor mental health can help you…


Added by HispanicPro on October 12, 2017 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Feeling lonely at work can take years off your life

In some ways, American adults in 2017 are more connected than they have ever been. The proliferation of smartphones means many of us live with 24/7 access to social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, allowing us to stay updated on our friends' and family members' lives every hour of the day.

However, according to a study…


Added by HispanicPro on October 12, 2017 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Career advice from three successful women leaders

Frustration over the persistent gender wage gap and how to fix it have followed women in the workforce for decades. From Sheryl Sandberg’s early days of “Lean In” to her subsequent acknowledgement that it’s not always that simple, the conversation about how to change the lack of women in the C-suite and what to do about maternity leave and the years that follow…


Added by HispanicPro on October 9, 2017 at 11:22am — No Comments

Black and Latino representation in Silicon Valley has declined

Black and Latino representation has declined in Silicon Valley, and although Asians are the most likely to be hired, they are the least likely to be promoted, according to a new study exposing persistent racial prejudice in the tech industry.

The research from not-for-profit organization Ascend Foundation, which examined official…


Added by HispanicPro on October 9, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments

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