Candice Gottlieb-Clark is a proud contributor to several publications and online forums. In each post, Candice shares her wisdom and ideas with the global community.

15 Ways Companies Can Close The Gender Gap And Boost DEI Advocacy

“Encourage the men in your company to sponsor a woman or a colleague from any other disenfranchised group. Have these men compete to promote that person’s growth and opportunities, to identify and speak to that colleague’s strengths, and to build their sponsee’s recognition as a high-potential member of the business, while advocating for the sponsee’s salary and title to match their contributions.”- Candice Gottlieb-Clark

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20 Ways A Company Can Increase The Diversity Of Its Job Applicants

Speak Authentically About Your Purpose

Speak authentically about your purpose in hiring a more diverse population and how you have made your environment an inclusive one. Are you looking to bring in new viewpoints, or to improve alignment with your clients or community? Do you encourage brave conversations that build perspective? Lastly, ensure that your efforts stretch beyond race, age and gender. Invisible aspects of diversity count too. – Candice Gottlieb-Clark

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17 Ways To Figure Out If Workplace Criticism Is Fair Or Unhelpful

Trust Your Gut Response

To identify harmful criticism, trust your gut response. Did it feel supportive? Was it kind? Did it provide you with new insights or information? If not, then it was not helpful. As a new professional, unfamiliar with the culture or landscape, the best way to address this is with curiosity. Ask if their tone was meant to sound harsh, or their words critical. Then, tell them how you learn best.

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Find, Fix, Fill your Leadership Gap

Even the most talented and well-meaning leaders have blind-spots. Gaps in their awareness impact teamwork, create conflict, lead to a loss of talent.

“Your session last week was really good and I am excited to read your book and apply it to my HR career.”

Stephanie Garrett, Human Resources Manager at City of Federal Heights
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