New Williams Group White Paper Explains How to Build a Diverse, Sustainable Workforce

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Latest white paper from The Williams Group advises businesses to cultivate a diverse workforce that can expand with their business needs.

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The ultimate goal of this on-going initiative is to design and maintain a platform that provides for a diverse workforce that mirrors the demographics of the nation and its marketplace.

The Williams Group (TWG), a management consulting firm specializing in human resource management and employee relations, has released a second white paper in its series to show business leaders how to adopt a disruptive management strategy to secure a sustainable and diverse workforce.

In the newest white paper released by The Williams Group, “If You Are Still Using the Word Disruptive You’re Already Late and so 2008! – Part II,” T. Hensley “Ted” Williams, J.D., Principal Consultant at TWG, encourages business leaders to stop complaining about the lack of qualified talent and the competition for better workers and find new sources to develop the talent they are seeking. A host of untapped talent is available to the forward-thinking leaders who understand how to find and train them. He encourages all organizations to diversity their staffing strategy, assess their current staff requirements, and develop new strategies to build new teams from untapped staffing resources.

“If you are a 21st century leader and/or manager you must know that women, people of color, workers under 35, the differently-abled and some folk over 65 are collectively going to be the majority of your 21st century workforce,” Williams writes. “A significant number of employees have gotten hip to the ‘them vs. us’ approach in the workplace. Even the shrinking majority white male work population is looking for leadership that recognizes individual employee and team worth.”

Williams advocates a new approach for creating and sustaining a happy, engaged, and diversified workforce, outlining various strategies to identify the right talent and cultivating a larger pool of diverse professional candidates. Williams also calls for a reform of the current the education system to start preparing students earlier to join the workforce, and invites business to work with educators to develop a new kind of curriculum. He also encourages business to show government the way to adopt new rules and regulations to ensure a future with a qualified and diverse workforce.

“The ultimate goal of this on-going initiative is to design and maintain a platform that provides for a diverse workforce that mirrors the demographics of the nation and its marketplace,” writes Williams.

Williams also challenges business leaders to start by taking a hard look within their own organizations to identify bias and ensure that all employees are rewarded based on performance and merit. “Is your current workplace free of active or passive bias and/or discrimination?,” he asks. Williams challenges any organization that believes it is free of discrimination to contact The Williams Group to perform an independent audit to determine if there is covert or overt discrimination within the organization. Without first cleaning house, organizations won’t be ready to build a diverse and sustainable workforce.

Ted Williams and his team provide HR consulting, employment counseling, and training, including employee handbook design, investigations, workplace diversity support, compensation program design, succession planning, and more. The Williams Group also provides training workshops and seminars both on-site and online covering topics such as team-building, leadership, conflict management, performance evaluations, ethics termination, and supervision.

Click here to receive a copy of the white paper.

About The Williams Group

Based in Des Moines, the Williams Group offers full-service human resource and management consulting and training to management in both the private and public sectors. The firm specializes in working with small start-ups and companies that are expanding to become larger corporations with 10,000 or more employees.

The Williams Group offers extensive coaching and guidance to employers, and advises employees looking for new strategies to thrive in the 21st century workplace. The Williams Group has a national practice, and consultants are available on-site, via Skype, FaceTime, Google+, or video teleconference to resolve workforce and workplace issues.
For more information or to receive a copy of the white paper, visit The Williams Group online at http://www.the-williams-group.com.

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