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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Reorganizing Your Hiring Process to Avoid Groupthink

Humans have an innate drive to “fit in,” and it shows up in all shapes and sizes. The cognitive bias, groupthink, is influenced by the desire to conform and may result in a poor or irrational group decision. Subconsciously, individuals may be swayed by popular opinion or status and fear others ...

Workplace Culture | The Business Case for Pet Insurance

Gym reimbursements, hotel discounts, mental health resources, and more options in today’s competitive benefits packages offer more than yesteryear’s standard health insurance package. Cutting-edge companies understand that their employees are unique and that they need to provide ...

Workplace Culture | Welcome the Gig Worker to Your Talent Portfolio

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the work environment in many ways. One area that has grown significantly is the number of employees leaving the full-time workforce in exchange for contract, freelance, or gig work. The U.S. added two million gig workers in 2020 to a global pool of over 1 billion ...

Workplace Culture | Leaders Take on Decision Fatigue

A particularly taxing day for a leader may mean sitting through hours and hours of meetings where they are asked to make enough decisions to make their head spin. They arrive home or shut down their laptop for the day and feel mentally exhausted. Then they are faced with still another ...

Keep Learning “Sticky” with Nudge Theory

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You conducted a thorough needs analysis and identified a true learning need for the team you manage. You identified an amazing trainer to develop content in a manner that engages and delights participants. One point for you, the star manager. The training takes place, and the initial feedback ...

The Missing Half of the Equation: Paternity Leave

For parents, this is likely not new information – the United States is far behind other developed countries in regard to maternity leave benefits. Yes, parents can apply to take up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave but this time off is not guaranteed to come with a paycheck (read: not helpful for ...

Company Culture

LinkedIn, THE leader in professional networking, cites company culture as a top reason for people deciding to make a career change. With record “quit levels” in the United States (4.5 million in November 2021 alone!), it is high time to make sure you are promoting your company culture to ...

Why You Should Remove College Degrees from Job Postings

“Bachelor’s degree required.” This common job posting requirement is often included in descriptions regardless of duties or responsibilities. In three little words, candidates without bachelor’s degrees are deterred from applying for a position. An advanced degree requirement may make sense if ...

Emotional Intelligence: When a Strength Becomes a Downfall

Emotional intelligence, otherwise known as EQ, has been the soft leadership skill du jour of recent years in corporate America. It is defined as not only the ability to identify emotions, but also anticipate potential impact and behavior because of feelings in yourself and others. Daniel ...

Tiny Habits: How Lowering Your Expectations Can Lead to Change

The New Year is right around the corner. Many take this opportunity to set a big, hairy goal to work on their health, professional development, or relationships. These goals can look like losing 20 pounds by year end or read 3 new books a month. This renewed commitment to a goal is why gyms ...

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