Though the reporting contact role is crucial, little has been written in regards to best practices or strategies for choosing and training the right person for the job. This post will walk through the qualities of a good reporting contact, specify ways to set this person up for success, and elucidate best practices for putting reporting contacts in place at your firm.
There are no shortcuts, no easy wins. You won’t see results without a lot of patience and persistence. We make progress one small step at a time, which is a big part of why it’s important to start as early as possible.
Only by focusing on the most marginalized, disenfranchised, and disaffected people, in effort dismantling a very real form of segregation that has been a part of tech for decades, can tech begin to demonstrate in words and actions their commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Apple, Facebook, Google. Microsoft sit on a combined $487 billion in cash and short term securities. But instead of extending pay and benefits to the very people who cook, clean and ensure tech workers safety, these companies continue to derive significant tax advantages from this low paid contract work force. In effect, trapping them in a vicious cycle of paycheck to paycheck existence in the most expensive…
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