HispanicPro's Blog – February 2018 Archive (26)

Diversity improving but still lagging in tech industry

Tech workers may think their own organizations are good at recruiting and retaining diverse employees, but they still believe the industry as a whole has some work to do – and labor statistics back that up, according to CompTIA’s report, “Diversity in the high-tech industry.”

Nearly eight in ten high-tech industry workers surveyed by the tech industry…


Added by HispanicPro on February 28, 2018 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Hispanic community continues to drive homeownership growth

The Hispanic homeownership rate of 46.2% for 2017 showed an increase of 0.2% from 2016’s rate, leading Hispanics to become the only demographic to have increased their homeownership rate for the last three consecutive years.

Over the past decade, non-Hispanic whites have lost 1.9 million homeowners and were the only demographic to experience a net loss over this…


Added by HispanicPro on February 28, 2018 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Top tips for a strong graduate CV

Have you recently finished or are about to finish education and are about to take your first step into the world of professional work?

If so, then creating your first graduate CV may feel like a daunting task, given that you don’t have much professional experience to your name yet, and the advice your careers counsellor gave you at school is now outdated or…


Added by HispanicPro on February 26, 2018 at 4:15am — No Comments

SDSU is getting its first Latina scholar to serve as president

Adela de la Torre, a UC Davis economist who has spent most of her career promoting better health among Latinas and Chicanos and social justice among students, has been named president of San Diego State University, which is facing tough challenges on enrollment, academic quality, fundraising and a possible expansion.

De la Torre, 63, will become the first woman…


Added by HispanicPro on February 26, 2018 at 4:03am — No Comments

Hispanics reach for organic and clean label foods

The natural, organic health trend is hot among Hispanic consumers.

The rising influence of organic and clean label products have permeated virtually every segment of the food and beverage industry, from kids foods to adult beverages. But beyond store shelves, the impact of the organic and clean label movement is also increasingly taking root within ever more…


Added by HispanicPro on February 26, 2018 at 1:23am — No Comments

From Gen Y to Gen Z: Tips for reaching the next generation

How do I reach the next generation? Countless research dollars have been spent on this question. And, just as marketing professionals thought they had us millennial “kids” pinned down, we're old news; an avocado-toast-eating, student-debt-drowning, golf-industry-killing generation of yesterday.

The new golden child, with birth years ranging from 1995 to present,…


Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2018 at 8:48am — No Comments

Global Leaders on Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Global business leaders discuss why diversity and inclusion are important in the workplace—and what they do to make these issues a priority. The Wall Street Journal spoke to them at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.…


Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2018 at 8:37am — No Comments

U.S. Latinos: The Blind Spot Of America

Across America, there’s a shift happening in our economic landscape. Like a fast approaching vehicle caught in a blind spot, it is invisible to most.

The entertainment industry has created a narrow and stereotypical narrative of who Latinos are in the U.S. Since perception is reality, our substantial contributions to the American economy have essentially gone…


Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2018 at 8:25am — No Comments

How to deal with unexpected problems at work

If your career is going too smoothly, it could be because you’re lucky.

But you must pause and ensure that you are not settling too much into a routine that is holding you back. If you’re challenging yourself, you must something go through changes that might not always be comfortable.

It is important for you to be able to know that the pain is part of…


Added by HispanicPro on February 19, 2018 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Chronic conditions more common in Hispanics

Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke are among the most common causes of illness, disability and death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. These chronic conditions and the factors that lead to them can be more common or severe in minorities, including Hispanics.

For example, four out of 10 Hispanics…


Added by HispanicPro on February 19, 2018 at 12:26pm — No Comments

4 Dos and Don’ts when trying to do business with Hispanics

A lot of companies are wondering if the Hispanic market should be a part of their 2018 marketing plans or if they should wait another year or two.

If you’ve decided to give it a try, here are a few things you need to know.

You do not have to increase your marketing dollars to reach the Hispanic market. You just need to reallocate a good portion of your…


Added by HispanicPro on February 19, 2018 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Business networking tips for introverted folks

It’s often said that we are the average of the people we surround ourselves with. This is true for me and some of my closest friends, as many of us struggle with breaking out of our shells and typically identify as more on the introverted side.

This can be a major challenge in professional settings, as introverts tend to be hyper-aware of how they behave in…


Added by HispanicPro on February 15, 2018 at 10:33am — No Comments

Experts weigh in on bilingual best practices for jobsites

It’s the rare construction firm that doesn’t cite people as its most important resource. And over the past two decades, that asset has become increasingly bilingual. Indeed, more than 27% of workers in construction are Hispanic or of Latino ethnicity, according to the most recent available data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

For many…


Added by HispanicPro on February 15, 2018 at 10:16am — No Comments

Diversity and Inclusion boosts bottom line

No matter the size of your office, there’s no question: Having a diverse workforce in your firm is good for business.

Whether you’re a large company or firm, or a small firm, or even a solo attorney, anything you do to be more diverse makes you a better, stronger firm.…


Added by HispanicPro on February 15, 2018 at 10:03am — No Comments

Secrets of success from people who LOVE their job

So you found the love of your life? Congrats. But what about the career of your life? Much like a relationship, your attitude, and mentality toward your job changes over time and through various stages. While sometimes you might have those butterfly twangs when you’re working on a certain project or deadline, other times you might be overflowing with toxicity, dreading…


Added by HispanicPro on February 12, 2018 at 11:22am — No Comments

How can colleges graduate Hispanic students in STEM?

Hispanic-serving institutions like the University of Houston are looking for answers as they try to figure out how to attract students to science, technology, engineering and math fields -- and how to best support them in those studies.

Hispanic students are underrepresented in STEM education despite their growing population in Texas and the United States, and…


Added by HispanicPro on February 12, 2018 at 10:54am — No Comments

5 ways Millennials can inspire more Diversity and Inclusion

Millennials want to work for employers who value diversity and inclusion, but despite a changing zeitgeist that favors diversity programs, many employers are either procrastinating this programmatic development or failing at its execution.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers some standard guidelines to use as a template for individual…


Added by HispanicPro on February 12, 2018 at 10:41am — No Comments

5 tips to land your next position

A new year brings so much promise, and I’m betting you’ve looked into 2018 and made some plans, but I wonder … have you thought about using this fresh start to look for a new job?

Hiring is actually pretty robust during the first quarter of a new year. Companies last summer and fall finalized their budgets and spending plans – including personnel and hiring…


Added by HispanicPro on February 8, 2018 at 12:23pm — No Comments

7 facts about the STEM workforce

Employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations has grown 79% since 1990, from 9.7 million to 17.3 million, outpacing overall U.S. job growth. There’s no single standard for which jobs count as STEM, and this may contribute to a number of misperceptions about who works in STEM and the difference that having a STEM-related degree can make in…


Added by HispanicPro on February 8, 2018 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Hispanic women more likely to die after breast cancer diagnosis

Diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer at age 32, Karol Contreras was already scared and unsettled.

The thought of discussing her condition and treatment with doctors only added to her anxiety. Contreras grew up in Honduras; her English is limited.…


Added by HispanicPro on February 8, 2018 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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