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 […]

Regular readers have seen my posts on how automation has impacted the skills required for jobs among hourly workers.  Since the beginning of the industrial age, technology has been used to reduce physical labor and repetitive tasks.  Whether it is in fast food or warehouses, technology has changes how humans fit into the labor equation. […]

When training others or delegating a task, one of the hardest things to do is presenting the information in a way the person understands.  Sometimes we think of this as “explain it as you would to a 5 year old.”  It really boils down to putting ourselves in the position of a beginner when we […]

I frequently hear clients talk about how they need to hire people who are resilient.  When I press them on what that means to them, they come up with words and phrases like: Bends, but doesn’t break. Learns from adversity Performs well under stress Doesn’t take work setbacks personally These things are all true and […]

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