Mar. 1

Turn Your Chairs With These 4 Blind Recruitment Tools >

Don’t you love “The Voice“?  Blake and Adam’s banter over why a contestant should pick one over the other.  The jokes, the art and the contestant’s ultimate joy over being selected. Or just looking at Adam.  Or Blake. While “The Dating Game” likely pioneered the concept of blind auditions, “The Voice” has absolutely highlighted the relevance in modern society.  As studies abound about unconscious bias – as well as the known…

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Mar. 21

Contract Workers are NOT the Red-Headed Stepchildren of Your Company >

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article entitled "The End of Employees" which focused on the hot topic of companies shifting some of their workforce from the traditional employee model to a hybrid of employee and contract workers.  Accenture estimates that, in the US alone, almost half of the workforce will be freelancers by 2020. I have experience working in organizations where contract workers were engaged to support an…

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Feb. 9

Are You Afraid of Millennials in Leadership Roles? >

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear Josh Bersin share his Predictions for 2017 at the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy quarterly program.  He shared a number of forces that are disrupting change, including digital technology, the need to increase speed and the employee experience as well as how careers and social contracts are changing (think “gig” economy).  His presentation was full of great data that really…

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Feb. 1

Writer’s Block. Six-Year-Olds. And Truth. >

Be forewarned.  I am experiencing writer’s block.  It’s so bad, I just poured myself a glass of bubbly and then proceeded to leave it in the kitchen. Which meant I had to get up, lost my train of thought once again, but brought back the bubbly. Why do I have writer’s block?  I’m totally uninspired by pop culture, current music, “news” feeds, the state of our country and the pointless…

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Jan. 17

Are You Really Paying for Performance? >

The topic of the performance appraisal has been a hot one for a while now.  We see companies like Adobe, Lilly, GE, Deloitte and others tossing out the traditional performance appraisal and replacing it with frequent check-in meetings instead.  And we’re also starting to see the pendulum swing back the other way where some of these companies are considering bringing back some element of an appraisal process, mainly because they…

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Jan. 3

10 HR Recommendations for 2017 >

RJ set me up nice last week with his post on questions to ask before looking for a new HR gig.  And he’ll be pleased to know at least 5 people read his blog, as hrQ has 5 fabulous new resumes! For the rest of you who are either happy, or on the fence yet motivated because it’s the start of a new year, I have some HR recommendations that…

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