The Need for Diversity in IT – Technorati Technology

Ever notice that IT teams are kind of homogeneous? You’re not the only one. An article in a technology publication states, “Over the past few years, the number of women and underrepresented minorities in IT has been dropping steadily.” The article suggests that employers:

• Adjust the language in your job description.

• Recruit at women’s and minority-serving institutions.

• Reach out through professional groups and attend job fairs for minorities and women in IT.

• Promote work/life balance and a flexible workplace.

• Focus on service delivery and IT’s role in the big picture.

• Make time for training and skills advancement during the workday.

• Set up mentoring programs, affinity groups, and communities for women and underrepresented minorities.

via The Need for Diversity in IT – Technorati Technology.

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