A Hire Power: How to Really Get to Know a Candidate

A Hire Power: How to Really Get to Know a Candidate

“Almost everything about interviews, as they are now, reinforces a hiring manager’s bias and conceals the real person,” said Katie Magoon, HR guru and CEO of People Solutions Center. When I asked her to elaborate, she said, “That’s because… One hour is hardly enough...
Leadership Enlightened: How to Upend the Status Quo

Leadership Enlightened: How to Upend the Status Quo

He thought he was doing everything right. The General Manager, James and his organization were… Hiring people of color Paying interns which encouraged people from more diverse backgrounds to apply because they would not need to depend on parents for financial support...
Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Lesson Learned the Hard Way

“I thought we were doing everything right,” James told me. “Now I’m afraid I won’t be able to get another job because of the current cancel culture.” “Cancel culture” is a pop-culture term that basically means canceling people out – ostracizing or withdrawing support...
Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

The phrase “talking turkey” usually refers to speaking frankly, discussing hard facts, or getting down to business. “Turkey” by itself has a number of meanings. Of course, it’s known primarily as the big-feathered awkward bird almost 90% of Americans enjoy during...
How to Hire People on the Spectrum

How to Hire People on the Spectrum

A CEO asked me, “What do my employees and I need to know to hire and retain people who are on the spectrum?” He has a manufacturing company with highly technical jobs that require precision, repetition and care. The CEO’s question gave me the opportunity to...
A Case of Sexual Harassment

A Case of Sexual Harassment

The Women in Safety & Health (WISH) organization held a panel discussion on “Avoiding, Combatting & Overcoming Gender Disparity at Work.” There were four of us on the panel, each with our own area of expertise: Dr. Tiffany Slater, human resources; Samantha...