Executives leading the charge in diversity and inclusion are leaning more towards the practice of belonging to create more inclusive work environments. Felicia Mayo, vice president of HR & head of diversity at Tesla is one of those leaders. Her journey as a human resources professional spans over two decades with executive HR roles at PwC, Oracle, and Juniper Networks. After working 19 years in Silicon Valley, she was sought out by Tesla and promoted by its founder Elon Musk to lead their HR and diversity initiatives. It was a simple as a phone call from someone in her network who knew she could add to and elevate the way Tesla handles business when it comes to belonging. Business Leader Versus Diversity Leader After getting an inside look into the company and the interviewing process, Mayo decided she wanted to engage in diversity and inclusion holistically by looking at the total business of Tesla and being able to see where she could leverage her tools which include, but … [Read more...] about Meet the Black Woman Promoted by Elon Musk to Lead Diversity at Tesla
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opinion Rick Haas Guest columnist Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 13, 2019 For the past several decades, the number of professionals entering manufacturing had decreased as many talented, young professionals have sought work in Silicon Valley and other tech regions. This is no longer the case. We are experiencing a manufacturing resurgence in the U.S. as manufacturing is again recognized as the vibrant sector driving our country’s economic growth — the creative and innovative hard work that has long symbolized the American dream. In the U.S., industrial output is booming and jobs have grown at a faster rate than any time in the past 20 years. Unsurprisingly, advances in the manufacturing sector are driving greater economic progress. A recent study from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation estimates that manufacturing accounts for approximately one-third of the U.S. GDP, with each manufacturing employee generating another 3.4 workers … [Read more...] about Manufacturing is cool again and it needs skilled workers
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | U.S.-China Trade Talks End. Now High-Level Talks Can Begin. Supported by ByKeith Bradsher Jan. 9, 2019 BEIJING — Three days of trade negotiations between midlevel American and Chinese officials ended in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon with progress in identifying and narrowing the two sides’ differences but little sense of when they might reach a deal. The trade talks could help clear the way for higher-level talks later this month, when President Trump attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Vice Premier Liu He, China’s economic czar, is expected to come to Washington sometime after that. A United States government official confirmed that the talks had ended but declined to elaborate. Chinese officials had no immediate comment, but the Commerce Ministry is expected to … [Read more...] about U.S.-China Trade Talks End. Now High-Level Talks Can Begin.
Joshua Mills has been the Mercedes-Benz service director for Sears Imported Autos of Minnetonka for a couple of years, having previously worked as a master technician, service director for commercial vehicles and a service adviser. Mills and a lot of other managers in the automotive industry have a chronic problem of hiring and retaining skilled service technicians. Mills now has an approach, combining training and aggressive recruitment, that seems to be working. Q: How big is the challenge of hiring auto technicians? A: It’s an incredible challenge. I wasn’t in this position 10 or 15 years ago, but I was a tech, and you could apply for a job at a Mercedes-Benz dealership, BMW dealership, Audi, and it was tough to get in. Now I put out a technician want ad, and I have one that’s constantly running, I maybe get one applicant every three weeks. And I publish zero qualifications for the job whatsoever. Q: What is the origin of the strategy you have adopted? A: … [Read more...] about How Sears Imported Autos is finding skilled technicians in tight labor market