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  How to find out whether a company supports multiculturalism

Monday, December 23rd, 2013 | In Knowledge | Tags: ,

How to find out whether a company supports multiculturalism
~ How to find out whether a company supports multiculturalism ~

Look at the composition of the executive team
Research information from the corporate website. An executive team which is heterogeneous may indicate a company culture that is supportive of diversity.

Find out about diversity initiatives
These may include internal mentoring programmes or affinity groups. They also may show up as sponsoring or other linkages with diverse community organizations or professional groups. Look for diversity initiatives that are more than “meet, greet and eat” and are actually connected to the business.

Talk to your connections
Use Linkeln, Google+ and Facebook to locate staff who may be willing to share details of the company culture, promotion practices and workforce diversity. This can be a great way to obtain information, but caution is advised as to not make decisions based on the views of one employee.
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  Men are better multitaskers

Saturday, April 13th, 2013 | In Knowledge | Tags: ,

Men are better multitaskers
~ Men are better multitaskers ~

Working mothers may have to juggle more tasks than their husbands, but the long-held belief that women are better than men at multitasking is a myth, according to new Swedish research.

On the contrary, the results of the study show that men are better at multitasking than women, men are sometimes better than women at handling multiple tasks simultaneously, but the performance gap is correlated to the female menstrual cycle, according to the study, published in US peer-reviewed journal Psychological Science.

In line with previous research, men and women with good-so-called working memory were also better than others at multitasking. However, researchers found that the ability to combine several different tasks at once was also linked to spatial ability which for women is linked to their menstrual phase.
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