NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), the leading nonprofit organization geared toward aligning individuals from underserved groups with career opportunities, has announced the launch of WOS Advisory Services, a service created to aid companies in successfully assimilating diverse talent into their workplace.
Throughout the years, research has shown that diversity is good for business. According to a 2015 report released by McKinsey & Company, companies in the top quartile for diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. However, implementing diversity does not warrant a "one-size-fits-all" approach; it's essential for corporations to develop and customize strategies that can bring diversity goals to fruition.
WOS Advisory Services will guide companies on how to effectively and independently grow their diversity through the following core elements:
- Recruiting and vetting talent
- Training and support for candidates
- Measuring a candidate's workplace readiness
- Effectively managing and mentoring staff
Dr. Art Langer, Chairman and Founder of WOS, believes that one of the key aspects that sets WOS Advisory Services apart from other services is the emphasis on creating tailored strategies for companies. "At WOS we understand that diversity needs vary greatly and are unique across different corporations," said Dr. Langer. "Through WOS Advisory Services we lay the tailored groundwork for effective change and corporations utilize that framework to implement diversity into their company culture," said Dr. Langer.
Aside from being able to cultivate innovation through hiring and retaining diverse talent, businesses will have the opportunity to play an instrumental role in changing the trajectory of the lives of individuals from underserved groups. WOS has a proven track record of working with viable, driven, and motivated candidates who seek advancement. "I have many goals that I want to reach," said Tanika Miller, a WOS Business Analyst who works at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield in Newark, NJ. "I always have to be driven to learn more. I never want to be comfortable to the point where I cannot progress."
About WOS: Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) is a 501(c)(3) that recruits underserved young adults and veterans for professional careers through various skill-based education and mentoring programs. WOS partners with corporations to meet their specific needs for talent through our expertise in recruitment, training, and mentorship. While corporations grow their diverse talent pipelines, we enable underserved individuals to thrive professionally, financially, and personally. Learn more at wforce.org.
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