Encouraging diversity isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s a competitive imperative in markets like San Diego, where some suggest a 3% unemployment rate is “virtually zero” for tech talent.
As tech companies compete within the same pool of job candidates, it’s imperative to expand the number of qualified individuals. And bringing more diverse people into the talent pool often requires going above and beyond.
To accelerate the interviewing and hiring of veterans and military spouses across the United States, veteran-founded Booz Allen has joined the Salesforce Military Alliance.
Through the program, military service members and their spouses get free, self-paced technical training via Trailhead, Salesforce’s online learning platform, and Salesforce partners and customers commit to conducting job interviews for all participants who complete the training program.
Jordi Botifoll, SVP Cisco America's, President Cisco LatAm, Co-Author: Luz Ma Murguia, Latin American Marketing Director, Cisco
There is evidence that a shortage of technology professionals is undermining business performance. In a 2016 survey by Venture Beat, 65% of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and other business leaders said that difficulty in recruiting skilled IT professionals was harming IT modernization efforts. That was three years ago and since then, the gap has gotten even wider.
A global company like Caterpillar depends on talented people to run dealerships, repair equipment and launch businesses that use Cat machines. Caterpillar is working to provide training and mentorship to those eager to take on these roles.
Learn more about Technicians for the World, an online program sponsored by Caterpillar that meets the growing need for skilled service technicians.
Do you find yourself strategizing about what it will mean for your career “when this person leaves,” or “when that person gets promoted?” Are you putting your career advancement in the context of others’ roles and responsibilities?
This type of thinking is based on an underlying belief of scarcity--that there are only a finite number of leadership roles and that something needs to shift for your big break to happen.
Many of the more than 15 million working-age Americans with a disability can work with minor accommodations. Yet, many struggle to find employment and fewer than one in three (29%) are working, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1
Booz Allen aims to change this reality for the better with its inclusive environmental, social, and governance policies. And for the fifth year in a row, the firm has been recognized for its efforts with a perfect score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI®).
In the 2019 Top-Rated Workplaces by global job site Indeed, Booz Allen not only made the top 50 among Fortune 500 companies. It climbed in rank, from No. 38 in 2018 to No. 23.
This recognition is based on the 150+ million ratings and reviews on Indeed company pages and accounts for attributes like work/life balance, compensation, and benefits. According to Indeed: “Winning employers have already created a great workplace. We're just letting everyone know.”
How do you get the guidance you need for career growth? And how can you navigate these tough conversations to bring out the best in others? Booz Allen Chief Diversity Officer Marlene Aquino and audience members asked these questions and more during the May installment of Booz Allen’s “Leading Together” series on Facebook Live featuring Crystal Patterson, global civil partnerships manager at Facebook, and Amelia Friedman, founder and former COO of Hatch Apps.