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By: Chris Carosella, CEO of Beta Gamma Sigma Original article found on TalentCulture.com If you’ve been following the news lately, you might have noticed a growing conversation in the tech and business worlds about a lack of diversity at major corporations. And when you look at the numbers, it isn’t pretty: Only 24 of Fortune 500 CEOs are female, while only three are African-American . Worse yet, only 3 percent of those companies are fully transparent about their diversity numbers. This isn’t just an unfortunate reality for women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community — it’s also a wasted opportunity for the organizations themselves. ...
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By: Chris Carosella, CEO of Beta Gamma Sigma Original article found on Recruiter.com With the unemployment rate falling to a new low of   3.9 percent in July , the job market is growing increasingly competitive. That’s good news for job hunters, but it has made it more difficult than ever for HR professionals and recruiters to attract the right employees. So instead of working harder, work smarter: Build a sturdy   talent pipeline   that keeps potential candidates ready and waiting. Your talent pipeline is your candidate pool — your collection of future employees on the bench, ready to work when your business has an opening. Talent pipelines are ...
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From Chris Carosella, CEO of Beta Gamma Sigma via Forbes Ethical scandals are always bad for business, but they’re especially damaging for nonprofits. Philanthropic organizations are meant to be doing good in the world, and when they’re found to be guilty of sexual assault and corruption, their donors lose their faith in humanity -- and, often, in charitable giving. Thousands of donors  withdrew support from Oxfam  earlier this year after an investigation revealed that it had covered up sexual abuse accusations against staff members who were helping Haiti recover after a 2010 earthquake. But it’s hardly the only well-known charity to face misconduct ...
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It’s an exciting moment in the life of any company when you can open your doors to applicants wanting to join your team. You write up the job description, list the role on relevant websites, and watch the candidates roll in. But what happens when the majority of those candidates are unqualified? This is happening across companies all around the world — and it’s costing them dearly. Making the wrong hire has been shown to lead to an average   company loss of $14,900   (CareerBuilder Report, 2017).   But how, and why, does this costly mistake actually happen? HOW THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS LEADS TO UNQUALIFIED APPLICANTS The problem often begins when ...
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It is our extreme honor to announce the selection of the following 2018 BETA GAMMA SIGMA AWARD WINNERS .    Our esteemed award recipients have gone above and beyond in furthering the ideals of the Society and setting the highest standards of professionalism. Please join us in recognizing these outstanding individuals. Thank You!  Follow the links to read the full stories on each of the winners!  International Honoree Award Lynne Doughtie -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG LLP   Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Dr. Merle A. Hinrich -- Founder, Hinrich Foundation Michael Seibel -- CEO and Partner, Y Combinator ...
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It’s reasonable to ask “why should I” when you’re invited to join an honor society. Most people see it as an investment in themselves and their future careers. The best thing for an honor society to do is to provide the return on the investment their members expect. At Beta Gamma Sigma we put a large emphasis on ROI and what we can do to help our members during their academic careers and beyond, or what we like to call lifetime value. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can get the most out of your BGS membership:   Get involved in your local chapter . Every collegiate chapter needs motivated individuals to help organize events, take leadership roles, ...
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It is not very often that you get an opportunity to collaborate on an enterprise wide initiative that excites and empowers engineering students; but when you do, you embark on a journey of learning and exponential personal growth. The premise of this article is to explore my theory of the 5 C’s process ( Concept, Content, Collaboration, Communication  and   Continuity ) and the insights that I gained while working on Engineering Festivals, E-Fests for short. In North America alone, there are over 170K engineering students with an alarmingly large drop-out rate of over 50%. Studies show that students start out motivated, but either drop out due to a feeling ...
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I happened across this article from The Verge recently and it pretty well summed up my feelings about a lot of the Internet connectivity we have been "blessed" with in recent years. The capacity to connect with almost anyone and everyone is a blessing and a curse. Fake news, Facebook algorithms, and so many other features that are part of the new technological world we live in has made the time I spend online often less valuable to me than it was several years ago.  I prefer to have more control over the people with whom I interact and the information that gets delivered to me. I hate doing a search for a new coat, and then seeing pop-up ads for coats for ...
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During a recent morning commute, I was thinking about the various life hacks I've put in place to manage my life. It all started as a result of my working-class-roots guilt; we have a new cleaning woman and I'd spent some time typing up a list of what I wanted her to clean - what needs to be done every time versus occasionally. The very act of typing up a list gave new life to the guilt I feel at the idea that I actually pay someone to clean our home. It makes perfect sense: it allows me to better enjoy my spare time, it keeps the house better maintained, it means that work travel obligations (in a previous job, almost always over a weekend) and now, increasingly, ...
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