New research: Companies with diverse leadership yield higher profits

Let’s start with the good news: The conclusion. The companies in Denmark with the most diverse leadership earn on average 12.6 percentage points more than the companies with the least diverse leadership. Not only that, the study also concludes that companies with the most diverse leadership average an operating margin that is 5.7 percentage pointsContinue reading “New research: Companies with diverse leadership yield higher profits”

Should HR introduce quota for men?

HR is primarily staffed by women. That is a fact. Whichever way you look at it, when you call HR you will most likely speak to a woman. HR is best described as a 47 year old white woman. Some have called it a “pink-collar ghetto”. In my last blog, I asked why there areContinue reading “Should HR introduce quota for men?”

Why are there so many women in HR?

I know that I am probably heading into dangerous waters by asking this question; but why are there so many women in HR and what – if any – are the consequences? In US as well as Europe, HR is totally dominated by women. In US the number is close to 70%; 71% of HRContinue reading “Why are there so many women in HR?”

The business case for diversity is strong

Companies who are implementing diversity management strategies are sometimes accused of doing it just because it is perceived to be the right thing to do or that such a soft and fluffy thing is costly . Now research show that the latter is certainly not true. A vast amount of research show that  companies whichContinue reading “The business case for diversity is strong”