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Building the Next Generation of Leaders

Our Future Leaders programme is delivering the fresh ideas and talent needed to continue driving our success across key markets.
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The programme was launched in 2012 to ensure a consistent, high-quality approach to our global graduate recruitment and development. The three-year programme consolidated and replaced several existing schemes with varied approaches. It provides a breadth of potential
career pathways – from R&D and finance, to marketing and procurement – with the option to move between functions during several job rotations. 

Jargon Filled Job Descriptions are a ‘Major Barrier’ Stopping Young People Applying for Their First Job

Confusing job descriptions are a ‘major barrier’ for young job seekers which are preventing them from entering the workforce, a study from Business in the Community and the City & Guilds Group has found.
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March 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Over the past year, Business in the Community asked young people aged 16-24 to rate the accessibility of over 65 companies’ entry level job adverts which between them collectively employ 1.2 million people across the UK.

It found that young job seekers are being put off from applying for entry level or first jobs by impenetrable ‘business-speak’ which leaves them unsure about the suitability of roles and what their day to day responsibilities would actually be. The study found that:

Bobby Dodd Institute Honors Pollo Tropical and Prosthetic Hope International

BDI recognizes Pollo Tropical and Prosthetic Hope International for creating opportunities for people with disabilities to work and achieve self-sufficiency at its annual Breakfast with Champions.
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ATLANTA, March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – On March 28, 2017, Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) honored Pollo Tropical® restaurants and Prosthetic Hope International at its annual Breakfast with Champions for breaking down barriers to employment and community access for people with disabilities.

4 Ways to Build a STEM Talent Pipeline

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General Motors’ long-term success relies on talented teams solving global sustainability challenges and reimagining personal mobility. That’s why the company is passionate about inspiring the next generation of professionals to pursue STEM careers. They can help transform an industry.

Here’s how we’re building the talent pipeline, introducing students to STEM skills early and often.

Ingersoll Rand Enters Paradigm for Parity Coalition to Bring Gender Parity to Corporate Leadership by 2030

Pledge reinforces Ingersoll Rand’s commitment to increase women in leadership roles by 2020 as part of the company’s global sustainability goals launched in 2014
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DAVIDSON, N.C., March 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, joined the Paradigm for Parity℠ coalition and pledged to bring gender parity to its corporate leadership structure by 2030. The first in its industry to pledge, Ingersoll Rand has united with nearly 40 other companies in the coalition to address the corporate leadership gender gap.

“Hidden Figures” Sparks STEM Commitments

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Despite the fact that female and male students perform equally in mathematics and science on standardized tests in K-12 grades, women remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce today. Fortunately, STEM took the spotlight with the release of the “Hidden Figures” film which increased awareness of past gender and racial inequity.

Living Out a Passion for Legwear

Donia's Story - Meet the people behind Gildan apparel
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Meet Donia Isidean, our Director of Product Development & Sourcing, for our legwear division in Canada. Donia has spent over 16 years growing her passion for legwear, from product development, sourcing and purchasing to marketing and merchandising. Donia can tell you everything about socks and hosiery, right from choosing the yarn combination, to the final packaging steps.

Healthcare Organizations Address C-Suite Gender Gap - The Minute

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While the Affordable Care Act hogs the healthcare news headlines, another issue is quietly getting some attention: the industry’s C-suite gender gap. Although women hold seventy-five percent of all healthcare jobs, they are just twenty-six percent of hospital CEO positions. At Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, the numbers are equally low: women make up just twenty-one percent of executive roles and twenty-one percent of board members.

Conversations with Coders: How Diversity and Collaboration Fuel Engineering Innovation

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“English isn’t my first language, and I’m a female too, which often puts me in the minority in this industry,” explains Gülru Üstündag, who was born in Ankara, Turkey. “But everyone at Bloomberg has an open mind about each other, and I work closely with people from both engineering and finance backgrounds.” At Bloomberg, she feels right at home.

Will Robotics Have a Role in Senior Living?

By: Joe Cuticelli
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Watching R2D2 and C3PO in the Star Wars series performing heroic tasks to assist Luke, Leia and Han Solo (and their predecessors) in their battle against the Empire seemed very natural to me. We saw them as real characters and an integral part of the world they participated in.

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