I’m guessing that you would not expect me to write about discontinuing the use of a pre-employment or pre-promotional assessment.  But, there are instances when it is appropriate to do so. For instance, the National Football League (NFL) has decided to stop using an intelligence test that they had been using for years to evaluate […]

Whether it is for succession planning or leadership development, many organizations are concerned about a person’s potential.  That it is, in the future, will be this person be performing at their current level (at least relative to peers) or is there something about them that will lead to an acceleration in their performance so that […]

The 24 hour news cycle (including sports) and social media has people caring a lot more about the comings and goings of CEOs than is probably necessary.  This is particularly true when they jump/get pushed from their perches.  When this happens, it is up to the organization to find that JUST RIGHT person to lead […]

Ah, so much for the summer blogging break.  I have so much to say about WFH and the delta variant whiplash.  But, that is for another time.  What I have been thinking about lately is how there is so much available talent (people looking for work and to change jobs) and what employers are doing […]

Recently, I’ve wrote about how IBM was looking to remove college degree requirements for many of their jobs.  The rationale behind this change was to remove employment hurdles that may be leading to racial discrimination while not being indicative of future job performance. Since that post, we’ve seen how employees/job seekers are now in the […]

As the medical need for remote work is coming to an end, the conflict surrounding it may just be beginning.  This difference in opinion between executives and workers who can do their work just as well from home as in an office is just beginning to surface. For instance, this report (note that it was […]

Let’s play some DE&I trivia!  As many of you know, the landmark case in employment discrimination is Griggs v. Duke Power.  But, what was the aspect of Duke Power’s hiring that got them into court? If you said their use of pre-employment tests, you’d only be partially right.  The decision was also based on the […]

The National Football League (NFL) is holding its annual talent draft tonight (as I write this).  So, yes, you’re getting two sports related blog posts this week.  What’s fascinating about this is how the 32 teams evaluate a large pool of potential players and how wrong they are in the most critical evaluations.  If you’re […]

As I settle in to watch the Los Angeles Lakers play tonight in the National Basketball Association (NBA), my biggest concern will be about LeBron James’ health.  I won’t give a second thought to who is officiating the game and as to whether one of the officials is a woman.  OK, for the sake of […]

As working age people have been getting their COVID vaccinations in the US, companies are moving from the theoretical regarding the “new” work life into putting new policies into place.  There are a few I want to point out because they may be indicators of companies moving towards policies that are messier, but more employee […]

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