Contender or Pretender? Identifying Both in Sports and at Work

Contender or Pretender? It’s a recurring segment in sports media, and a fun talking point amongst fans, where the debate is whether a team is “for real,” particularly early in the season. Read on to see how contender or pretender can be applied to candidates and employees, alike.


Why You Should Be Delegating Hard Tasks to Subordinates

Delegation is one of the key responsibilities of any manager. Managers are put in their positions not, necessarily, because they have the greatest level of technical skill, but because they are seen as people who can lead, organize, and leverage the skills of those in their departments and teams. This necessarily requires delegation—the act of […]


How to Get Employees to Take Advantage of On-Site Flu Clinics

When flu season rolls around, there is a near constant fear of getting sick. Whether it’s from the germs that young children bring home with them from school or the sniffing coworker in the next office or cubicle, the flu is known for its contagious amplifying effect. And when it comes to work, the flu […]


Gone Are the Days of ‘Maternity’ and ‘Paternity’ Leave

I am often asked to recraft a company’s parental leave policy, usually in response to an employee seeking leave for the impending arrival of a new family member that falls outside the company’s current medical disability policy (e.g., an adoption). The employer wants to be generous and provide adoptive parents the same leave it provides […]

How Much Does Employee Stress Impact a Workplace?

Today we are joined by Laurie Warren, MSN, and founder of Warren Wellness LLC to answer some questions about stress in the workplace. Laurie will be leading a session at TalentCon19 in San Antonio, TX on March 13, 2019, entitled “Fostering Stress Resilience to Unlock Workforce Potential.”

Is AI Recruiting Discrimination Inevitable?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we discussed the idea that using artificial intelligence (AI) or big data in the recruiting process doesn’t eliminate problems with discrimination and bias. Perhaps counter intuitively, these methods can actually emphasize bias if we’re not careful, because the machine doesn’t know any better. It can only assess the (often imperfect) traits it […]