What recruiters can learn from #blacklivesmatter

Video evidence of police brutality, the Black Lives Matter protests, and recent discussions on social media have raised the nation’s consciousness. These events have also challenged recruiters and hiring managers to rethink their hiring practices. The bad news is that…

7 steps to renewing your commitment to diversity.

Over five years of writing blogs, I have noticed that posts on diversity and inclusion are often the least read. Today, are you ready to reflect on the nation’s crisis with civil rights and social unrest and the failure of…

Work Rebooted conference examines everything from AI to cultures and the gig economy!

The issues of automation and digital transformation and how to create inclusive, transparent, and innovative cultures were some of the many topics discussed by CEOs, technologists, and human resources leaders last week in San Francisco at the Work Rebooted conference. Julie Douthart, biochemist…

Drive innovation and diversity— at the same time. Learn how!

On Martin Luther King Day 2020, almost 52 years after his assassination, the issues of equal treatment and diversity and inclusion for all still trouble many companies. But here’s another way to look at the issue: The cultures that empower…

Your company’s innovation needs more mavericks

During annual workforce planning, Scott Ward, the President of Medtronic Vascular, used to say, “Hire some more mavericks. They don’t always fit in, but we need them for innovation.” He defined mavericks as the technical people who were dedicated to…

Leading multigenerational workforces with success.

People often ask me the best way to lead a multigenerational workforce. The question frequently comes from frustrated Gen X or baby boomer leaders who enthusiastically tell me stories about millennials who always want fast promotions, who spend too much…

Girlfriend’s desire to stroll on the beach led to the creation of TerrainHopper

The inspiration for TerrainHopper’s off-road mobility vehicles was founder Todd Lemay’s desire to stroll on the beach with his girlfriend. “I remember 20 years ago being so excited that I just bought a van enabling me to drive, and now…

The pros and cons of personality assessments.

A colleague of mine emailed me after reading a New York Times article about a black woman who had shared that she was an introvert, troubled by the way her leadership team had taken the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)…

“Hack Recruiting” to be released August 1

I am thrilled to announce that my book will be released on August 1! "Hack Recruiting: The Best of Empirical Research, Process and Method, and Digital Technology" The early reviews are coming in. Bill Schiemann, an author, public speaker, and Principal…

Practice pay equity to attract the best talent

This weekend Proctor and Gamble stepped in on the pay equity dispute in US soccer. It’s female deodorant brand, Secret, offered to help reduce the pay gap between the US women’s world championship soccer team and men’s team by paying…