To ensure implicit bias is addressed and curbed beyond just offering training for employees, companies must understand each point of potential implicit bias in an employee's life cycle and make sure all levels of employees are aware they may not stay with the company if they do not address their bias, writes Natasha Bowman, CEO of talent management and leadership consulting firm Performance ReNEW. Additionally, implementing effective processes, analyzing employee data and surveying employees are also helpful in addressing implicit bias.
Scientists are finding bats and dolphins overcome attempts to jam their echolocation signals by altering their signals' pitch or tempo, writes Emily Willingham. This study may lead to developments in technology that improve the quality of "active sensing" devices, such as self-driving cars.
Global marketers are increasing diversity in ads, with 29% showing more women, 19% using transgender models and 14% employing more gender-neutral people, according to Shutterstock. Twenty percent of US marketers are featuring more images of those with disabilities, but 52% say it is hard to do so while visually reflecting their brand; 61% said they were worried that showing gender neutrality in ads could adversely affect their business.
Two years after a peace agreement declared an end to its lengthy civil war, Colombia is enjoying a surge in tourism, and its government is working to expand the sector. While the country's sensational past as a drug cartel mecca draws visitors, officials emphasize exotic sites, cultural features and wellness.
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport North is now under the management of NewcrestImage. The Dallas-based firm has bought, built and managed more than 100 hotels, and currently has 28 properties in its portfolio, with 15 projects in the pipeline.
A preview unfolded of Surfside Inn and Suites, which is scheduled to open next summer as Universal Orlando Resort's seventh hotel. The beach-themed property comprises 750 rooms and two-bedroom suites, with rates starting below $100 a night.