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Are Great Bosses Tough or Compassionate?

Getting the most from employees starts with the boss but how to be a good boss is often disputed.  Here is a great example of the conflict of which I speak.  Inc.com recently posted two articles on their website providing leadership advice.   “Want Happier Employees? Research Surprisingly Found That You Should Treat Them Like This” […]

The Danger of “Netflix Recruiting”.

As I wander through the hundreds of movies and television shows that Netflix offers me I lament that I still can’t find anything to watch. This is partly because I enjoy looking at all the choices as much as actually viewing one, but also because I’m convinced I haven’t yet found the program that is […]

How to Scientifically Evaluate A Video Interview

Much has been discussed lately about automated video interviewing and its quiver of benefits designed to improve the hiring experience for both the recruiter and job candidate.  Video interviews, as some studies suggest, reduce time-to-fill, cost-per-hire and improve hiring manager satisfaction.  However, as with phone screens or the face-to-face interview, the virtual interview process can […]

Why Do Employees Quit?

I have always thought the reasons why employees quit are obvious.  All of us are, or at one time, have been employees and we know our reasons for departure likely mirror others.  A desire for more pay and a better boss are the commonly accused culprits for employees jumping ship but they aren’t the only […]

5 Ways To Be Happier At Work

Studies show a clear correlation between happiness and productivity at work.  A recent study from the University of Warwick of randomly selected individuals revealed that happy workers demonstrate 12% greater productivity.  In his book, “The Happiness Advantage”, author Shawn Achor explains that positivity fuels productivity, creativity and motivation leading him to suggest that happiness fuels […]

Are Your Employees Doping?

Barry Bonds’ office was the baseball diamond, Lance Armstrong’s the mountains, and Marion Jones’ the track.  Each sports star exceled at their place of business but what distinguishes Barry, Lance, Marion and scores of other athletes is not just how well they performed at work but why they performed so well.  All, and many like […]

The Beauty of Hiring for Skills Over Experience

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, discussed in a recent podcast the most valuable hiring lesson she learned.  In 2000, after serving as chief of staff to the US secretary of Treasury, Sandberg applied to eBay and interviewed with then CEO Meg Whitman, now CEO of HP.  Sandberg had no tech experience but Whitman explained she […]

Can We Not Discriminate Against Bad Habits?

A recent Gallup poll of Americans showed that 56% of smokers believe they are at least occasionally discriminated against in public or employment life with 13% of them claiming that they are discriminated against daily.  Smokers report the most common forms of discrimination come in the forms of bans at places such as beaches and […]

Workplace Incivility Is At An All Time High

According to Christine Porath, Associate Professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, 25% of employees surveyed in 1998 reported being treated rudely at work at least once a week.  That number rose to 55% in 2011 and increased further to 62% in 2016.  A second poll by Weber Shandwick, Powell Tate, and KRC Research showed […]

Are There “Men’s” Jobs and “Women’s Jobs”?

The US Department of Labor recently criticized Google suggesting that the tech giant was routinely underpaying its female employees.  Eileen Naughton, Google’s VP of people operations, refuted this claim, pointing out that Google conducts an annual gender blind pay equality analysis which reveals any pay discrepancies, and if any exist among any demographic group, their […]