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The Diversity Collection

The Diversity Collection features our blog posts on the latest diversity best practices. We say “the latest” because diversity strategies and tactics are improving as companies experiment with what actually works. As they discover what “moves the needle”, our collective understanding on about how to boost diversity is growing.

Getting Smarter About Diversity

That is why we blog extensively about diversity. We do it to track advances in the field of diversity recruitment. Over the years, we have built up quite an archive of diversity blog posts. For example, we have written about diversity recruiting, diversity talent acquisition initiatives, and diverse talent retention at the senior executive level. We have also reported on the latest studies and research — what consultants and academics are doing to increase our understanding of diversity.

Learn What Works in Diversity (and What Does Not)

In addition, the Good Search blog author CEO Krista Bradford shares valuable diversity observations from the Diversity & Inclusion front lines. Having led numerous diversity initiatives for global Fortune 500 companies, she has witnessed what does and does not work. She is now passing along those real-world lessons to you. She is doing it to ensure your diversity efforts are as successful as possible. Because, in the end, we all want the same thing: equal opportunity for all professionals including women executives, Black/African American executives, and Hispanic/ Latino executives, and other underrepresented minorities

Diversity Matters for The Greater Good

The Good Search blogs about diversity because diversity matters. Moreover, as a woman-owned search firm, we have lived diversity. The Good Search has been named one of the Top 50 Connecticut Woman-Owned businesses on numerous occasions.

Thank you for your interest in diversity. If you are a candidate, we invite you to check out our career advice blog posts for the latest tips on how to advance in your career.

The Cost of Devaluing Women Executives

The Cost of Devaluing Women Executives Sallie Krawcheck has witnessed the cost of devaluing women executives first hand over the course of her storied Wall Street career. Ms. Krawcheck got her start on Wall Street in the late 1980s at Salomon...

The Silence Breakers Beget The Pay Raisers

The Silence Breakers Beget The Pay Raisers Equal Pay for Women 2018 will be the Year of The Pay Raisers. Equal pay is my wish for the New Year. It is an aspiration inspired by Time Magazine naming The Silence Breakers as its Person of the Year 2017. In so doing, Time...

Woman Speaker Mandate #LetHerSpeak

Woman Speaker Shortage Susan Danziger, the Founder and CEO of Ziggeo, offers up a frank observation in a recent blog post: Spotlighting Females at Conferences: A Mandate for Change. She noticed The woman that's brought you video technology that lets you record, curate...

Gender Equality and the C-Suite

Gender Equality and the C-Suite Gender equality and the empowerment of women does not begin in the C-Suite. It starts in childhood in the classroom. The Good Search is an executive search practice that helps companies boost their diversity at the senior executive...

Retained Search Firm Diversity Video

  Retained Search Firm Diversity Video [clickToTweet tweet="Does the lack of search firm diversity affect the diversity of the executives that they recruit?  " quote="It seems reasonable to wonder whether the lack of retained search firm diversity has a bearing...

Gender Pay Gap Stats

Gender Pay Gap Stats in Developed Nations Newsflash: there's a gender pay gap. Women make less than men in the developed world. (Okay, okay. We know this already. This is just my clumsy attempt at wry humor in face of the latest reminder that we female types have...

Executive Search Firm Diversity Matters

Why Executive Search Firm Diversity Matters I've been chewing on it a while.  I've had something I've wanted to say. Executive search firm diversity matters. I know it is impolitic to discuss issues with one's own industry. I am fully aware it is so much safer to...

Search Firm Diversity Impact on Executive Hires

Search Firm Diversity (or Lack Thereof) When I was a board member of the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters, I served on a committee that lined up speakers for IACPR events. As a former journalist, I was naturally drawn to hot topics --...

Women in Tech Infographic

Women in Tech Infographic The number of women in tech is rising. In fact, Zuzana Padychova of Potential, Coupofy, and the Potential Female Founder's Syndicate just put together the Women in Tech infographic. It finds that the number of women in tech is growing 238%...

Boston VC Firm Invests in Working Mother

Boston VC Firm Invests in Working Mother Venture capitalists are all about the money. I say this in a good way: they do the math. So when the founder of the boston venture capital firm OpenView Scott Maxwell lays his bets on a working mother -- a story reported by...

How to Support Women Like Bradley Cooper

How to Support Women Colleagues Like Bradley Cooper Actor Bradley Cooper has a way of taking a woman's breath away. But now he's topped himself. LennyLetter is reporting How Bradley Cooper Is Helping His Female Co-Stars Negotiate Higher Pay. The newly launched...

Best Buy Gender Diversity Lesson

A Lesson in Gender Diversity Best Buy offers us a lesson in gender diversity. The best man for a job is a woman, times three. Financial Officer Sharon McCollam, President eCommerce Mary Lou Kelley, and US Retail President Shari Ballard have architected the turnaround...

Make Your Next C-Level Hire a Woman

Make Your Next C-Level Hire a Woman More companies are committing to gender equality. That's the good news, according to McKinsey's Women in the Workplace 2017. The study was conducted in partnership LeanIn.Org and examines data from 222 companies with more than 12...

Unconscious Gender Bias in Executive Search

The Unconscious Gender Bias Within Unconscious gender bias at the senior executive level is real. In fact, it may be one of the primary reasons so many companies that want to be diverse have so few women at the senior executive level. I head a retained executive...

Google Shows Men Ads for Better Jobs

Google Shows Men Ads for Better Jobs Before I get to the study that found Google Shows Men Ads for Better Jobs, let's try an experiment. In an ideal world where women make up 50% of the population, every other CEO should be a woman. Of course, our world treats does...

SV 150 Gender Diversity Update

SV 150 Gender Diversity Update The lack of gender diversity at high tech companies in the Silicon Valley has been the subject of much debate, but little progress. Few could agree on the diversity facts of record because no serious research had been done measuring how...

If Barbie Were a CEO, She Would Crawl

Gender Diversity In our gender diversity practice, we are aware how cultural stereotypes influence our views and behavior. Ever wonder why we remain so conflicted about women achieving parity in the executive suite? Take a close look at Barbie and think about how...

Why Women Are Rarely The Boss

Women Rarely The Boss In She's (Rarely) The Boss, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recounts a discussion he had with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Ms. Sandberg is the author the book Lean In that offers practical advice...

Gender Diversity Dividend | Corporate Success

Gender Diversity Dividend Researchers are learning there is a benefit to advancing women to more senior roles in business: the gender diversity dividend. Among companies that cultivate corporate diversity for competitive advantage, conventional wisdom holds that the...

Retained Search Industry Patriarchy

Retained Search Industry Patriarchy The retained search industry patriarchy remained in power at the leading retained search firms around the world. Yes, gender bias is alive and well at the largest and most powerful global executive recruiting firms. That raises the...