Intimacy In The Workplace: It’s a “Do”

Kathy Rapp Change, Communication, Culture, Diversity, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Pop Culture, Retention, Work Life Balance

The Breakfast Club (TBC) is 30 years old this year, which means I first saw it when I was 3. Okay… maybe I was 5. It’s a classic movie that highlights 5 different types of high school students and a Saturday spent in detention. It depicts the students as the criminal, the basketcase, the princess, the brain and the athlete. …

Close The Damn Window

John Whitaker Diversity, Hiring Bias, HR, John Whitaker

Is your company still talking about Diversity as a Human Resources objective? We love to talk it, and we try to walk it; we promote it, and we love to include it in our mission statements and job postings. We tout diversity in our recruiting messages, on our website, and always manage to use images on our collateral material to …

On #GIRLBOSS

Laurie Ruettimann Diversity, Laurie Ruettimann, Leadership, Pop Culture

We have three generations of “women leaders” in the workforce right now. The first wave is old school. They established businesses and made money while raising kids and managing households. Of the few women I know from this era, most of them are either dead or alcoholics. This is true. I love this generation. These crafty broads endured sexism and stupidity early …

The Wu-Tang Clan of HR: An Inclusive, Hip Voice Isn’t Always Inclusive

Laurie Ruettimann Diversity, Laurie Ruettimann

A few months ago, a reader reached out to me with a big concern. She’s African American with a strong background in IT, and she felt that far too many corporate websites were getting it wrong. Here are excerpts from my conversation. “Too often, the verbiage and the culture seems very down (e.g., using black cool and cultural markers) and …

On Privilege

Laurie Ruettimann Diversity, EEO, Laurie Ruettimann

I just read a great book called Bad Feminist: Essays. Written by Roxane Gay—writer, blogger, professor, feminist—she explores all sorts of funny and interesting stuff from feminism to dating to competitive Scrabble tournaments. I loved the book, and I especially loved the chapter on privilege. Privilege is something that rears its ugly head in the world of HR blogging. Some …

3 Things HR Looks For In An Employee

Tim Sackett 60-Second SPHR, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Culture, Diversity, EEO, Employment Law, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Interviewing, Profiles, Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

Have you guys seen all of the selection tools that are out nowadays? It’s crazy.  You can select employees based on almost any personality trait, level of intelligence or emotional intelligence, physical ability, etc. Basically, you decide what you want, and someone, somewhere has already developed that tool.  It’s a great time to be in HR and Talent Acquisition! Here’s …

Condi Rice…Breaking Another Glass Ceiling That Shouldn’t Exist

Jason Pankow Current Affairs, Diversity, EEO, HR & Sports, Jason Pankow, politics

Before I begin my rant this morning, I should print a disclaimer.  My alma mater does not have a football team.  We have an awesome basketball team that seems to love being eliminated in the 2nd round of the tournament (I’m not bitter), but we don’t have football.  My stance on college football is that I will root for the team …

HR Pros Rejoice – Thanksgivukkah!

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Diversity, Employee Communications, Food and Drink, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Policies, Pop Culture, Religion, Tim Sackett, Work Life Balance, Workplace Flexibilty

One of the toughest times each year for HR Pros has to be the holiday season. It’s the one time each year that our support for diversity really gets challenged. In most American companies we have the majority of folks who celebrate Christmas, then we have the rest of our employees who fall into one of three buckets of celebration: …

Changing The Tech Gender Ratio One CS Student at a Time

Steve Boese Candidate Pool, College Recruiting, Culture, Diversity, HR, Recruiting, Retention

For quite some time now there has been increased attention on the comparative lack of women in technology companies and in technology roles across most companies generally. This underrepresentation of women in the tech industry and in these high tech jobs has many implications, most of them negative – organizational culture that degrades as ‘brogrammers’ dominate tech firms, the gender …

Chivas USA: Is It Ever OK to Transform an Incumbent Organization Into One Classified By Race/Nationality?

Kris Dunn Change, Current Affairs, Diversity, HR & Sports, Kris Dunn

There are obviously plenty of organizations where members are identified by their race, national origin, gender, and age. I don’t have to list them here – you know them, and many of you may belong to one or more, and those organizations are general present to advance the cause of their members based on that identifier. More often than not, …