Empowering resilience on this Thanksgiving

This is a year to forget. In 2020, we have witnessed more Americans die from the pandemic than many of our wars combined, more unemployment than the Great Depression, social and racial unrest with severely divided politics that we have…

COVID19 has changed recruiting strategies. Don’t be short sighted

The pandemic has changed investment priorities for recruiting organizations in 2020. Last year was all about improving the candidate experience. Today, the emphasis is on finding skilled and qualified job candidates. But without a focus on candidate experience and employer…

Six tips for accelerating innovation in a hybrid workforce.

The pandemic has proven that remote work can increase office employee productivity, morale, and employee-work life integration while reducing carbon emissions. But what about innovation workers? Do they have to be face-to-face every day to innovate? The answer from my…

Get reliable talent and a tax credit: Hire vets! Free hour of consulting…

200,000 US veterans leave the military and enter the civilian workforce each year. Hiring veterans is a smart recruiting strategy. In addition, companies can earn a tax credit of $5,600 for hiring veterans and up to $9,600 for hiring long-term…

Five steps to take to lead in 2021 with the hybrid workforce of today

Pfizer and BioNTech’s Nov. 9, 2020 announcement that their vaccine is successful in preventing more than 90% of infections, is welcome news. However, it’s also important to stress that the better-than-expected results are preliminary and a successful vaccine by the…

The pandemic accelerated the need for HR digital technologies. Do you have a strategy?

COVID19 has accelerated companies’ digital communications strategies by an average of six years, said Jason Averbook when he spoke at the HR Technology Conference. Unfortunately, research on spending for HR Tech is predicted to be anemic in 2021, meaning organizations…

Three steps to improve employee resiliency during COVID19 based on new science

The biggest news from last week’s virtual HR Tech Conference was not about tech. It was about research from Marcus Buckingham on how companies can boost the resiliency of their workforces. Resilience is independent of employee engagement, according to Buckingham,…

Four steps to reducing hiring bias, improved financial outcomes, and a $5 trillion U.S. economic stimulus

While championing diversity initiatives over the past 20 years, I have always emphasized how these actions will improve financial outcomes for companies. Now there is mounting evidence that by overcoming the racial wealth gap, which includes hiring biases, the U.S.…

Over 50 percent of job postings drive away applicants, especially women

Your job postings may be your worst nightmare, scaring off job applicants with jargon and needless clutter and driving away female applicants. If your job posting is more than 250 words and uses gender bias tones, it is time for…

Oct 28 – Driving bias out of recruiting, performance management, and promotions

Join me and the @SHRM NorCal community for a fresh look at how to take bias out of recruiting, performance management, pay and promotions. Enroll here. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the divisions in our national politics…