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The Human Equity Advantage: Beyond Diversity to Talent Optimization by Trevor Wilson

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Chapter 3

The Essential Role of Leaders and Managers

Five years ago, TWI Inc. was approached to participate in a new award designed to identify the best employers in terms of diversity. Since the competition focuses on diversity (i.e., organizations aspiring to be a Level 3), the participants are organizations pursuing initiatives related to women, minorities, people with disabilities, Aboriginal people and LGBT groups. We partnered with a company called Mediacorp, which over a decade ago had created an award acknowledging the Top 100 employers. Mediacorp had been approached by several of the Top 100 applicants to create an award to highlight diversity initiatives. At the time, Mediacorp had little understanding of how diversity differed from ...

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