Kim Dukes-Rivers’ article, One Step Closer To The Death of Bias, is featured in the July 2015 edition of NEHRA’s enewsletter, NEHRA News. In the article, Kim shares her experiences and perspective of growing up in South Carolina and how she relates to recent events, including the lowering of the Confederate flag and the legalization of same sex marriage.
June 2015 was an interesting, emotional month for many Americans. For me, it hit very close to home, both figuratively and literally. Having been born and raised in South Carolina, I was emotionally affected when I learned of the senseless killings of nine innocent people attending Wednesday prayer service in Charleston and it made me reflect on the culture I grew up in.
Kim Dukes-Rivers is the Senior Vice President of KNF&T’s Direct Hire Division and Diversity Search and Recruitment. Kim has over 25 years of experience in business development and operations management, and more than 17 years of experience in recruiting, hiring, and training diverse and non-diverse candidates. Kim collaborates with both candidates and client companies to align individual leadership capabilities and broad-based organizational capabilities to drive retention, inclusion, performance, profitability, and growth. She possesses a passion for helping clients develop customized recruitment strategies to address their diversity and inclusion needs. Kim is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, (SHRM) and the New England Human Resources Association (NEHRA), where she is a member of the Diversity Advisory Committee and previously served as co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Community Forum. In 2010 Kim received her certification in Diversity Management from Cornell University earning the designation of Cornell Certified Diversity Professional/ Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP).
Kim was recently named NEHRA’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year and is a past recipient of Strong Women Strong Girls’ Spark Award. She also received an individual award for Leaders in Diversity by the Boston Business Journal for her dedication, commitment and outstanding contribution to promoting diversity and inclusion within organizations.
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