I was listening to a local radio show and the host and expert were talking about the rise in the number of interviews candidates are being asked to go through.  I didn’t hear any data to support this claim (perhaps it was given before I got into the car), but the conversation about interviewing, including […]

There have been many words written about “quiet quitting” and people being more committed to work-life balance since the beginning of the pandemic.  Of course, trends do not include everyone, so while there may not be as many ambitious job candidates available as before (or you’d like), they are certainly out there.  The issue is […]

It’s the time of the year where futurists make predictions (we really need more follow-up on those) and big proclamations are upon us.  Among these I’ve been reading are, “Work has changed forever!” and “Is this the end of the 9-5 workday?” The implications of the 9-5 workday are two-fold: Once the US moved from […]

In previous posts I’ve written about how neutral hiring processes, particularly in selection instruments, can create more diverse workforces without negatively impacting performance.  The symphonic music industry has adapted this approach by having blind auditions (those applying for performance jobs play their audition pieces from behind a screen and without shoes).  I am sure they […]

Since offices have been opening back up, some, but certainly not all, employers are coming up with various schemes to get people to return to the office (RTO). Per usual, companies are looking at this more so from their perspective than that of their employees. But, what they should be doing is looking at why resistance is […]

Operations managers in many companies will tell you that if a person makes it to a certain number of days, their probability of leaving the organization becomes much lower.  Put another way, if the probability of someone leaving the organization is X out of 100 within 90 days, it shrinks to X-Y of 100 for […]

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 […]

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