In Recruiting: What’s in a Name?

In Recruiting: What’s in a Name? When Juliet asked, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” she was obviously drunk with the naivety of young love. If all names smelled equally “as sweet” then we wouldn’t spend time researching, choosing, and safeguarding (so no […]

Paid Time Off for Activism, Is a Real Thing

For many years, employee engagement has been a hot topic. It is, by definition, the level of commitment that staff members have to the organization’s mission and values, to their work, and to the success of the business as a whole. Increased productivity is only one of the advantages that organizations that value employee engagement […]

The Culture Puzzle: Figuring Out If You Fit In

A few weeks ago, I was asked to lead an information session at a hiring event. I was somewhat reluctant to accept given the fact that I too was on the job market. I wasn’t sure my insight would be appreciated since, despite my professional expertise in Talent Acquisition and Recruiting, I could be easily […]

“Hidden Fences” Are Real!

Now that awards season is over, you’re likely familiar with the titles of and possibly the actors who stared in the nominated and winning films.  “Hidden Figures” , a film based on the true story of three African American Mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race, was one such film.  “Fences” , the […]

Diversity Double Dutch, Jump In

At the close of 2014 I wrote a reflective piece about how one of my childhood dreams inspired me take the annual performance review seriously. As a child, I longed for the ability to jump Double Dutch with such precision and expertise that I could remake Frankie Smith’s “Double Dutch Bus” and embark on the […]

This Recruiter’s Perspective on Donald Trump as a Candidate

Donald Trump as a Candidate Whether Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian, Green Party, Constitution Party or Don’t-Give-a-Damn, you likely paid more attention than before to the events leading up to and subsequent nomination of Donald Trump.  Early on, many thought he wasn’t a threat, just a joke, wouldn’t get far, and now he has a chance […]