Category: Q&A

Check out this category for articles where we ask the questions, and industry experts provide the answers.

Q&A: A Long Road Ahead to True Diversity

The past few years have seen excellent strides toward diversity across organizations in the United States. However, many issues remain. For example, Amazon’s recruiting algorithm was taken offline last year because it was accidentally creating bias. And, while many organizations are aware of the need for diversity, some don’t seem equipped to act.

Handling Toxic Bosses in the Workplace

As someone who has worked continuously since I was legally able, I’ve had my fair share of terrible bosses—and I’m sure that you have, too. I struggled with the worst one long before I had ever heard of the concept of a hostile work environment or the damaging effects of bad company culture.

Q&A: Cultural Red Flags Led to Disaster at Enron and Theranos

May 25 marked 13 years since Enron’s CEO and founder were convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges after the Texas energy giant imploded, wiping out $1.2 billion in shareholder equity. And June 15 will mark 1 year since Theranos’s CEO and COO were indicted in a scheme that defrauded investors to the tune of hundreds […]

Q&A: Decommissioning Organizational Silos

As an HR manager, you likely have to navigate the labyrinth of different standards and procedures being operated by your organization’s various silos. While silos will always be part of an organization, unnecessary silos really hinder everyone, especially the one department that is supposed to keep meticulous records: HR. I recently had a chance to […]

Future Human Capital Trends: How to Hire 5 to 10 Years from Now

In part one of this article, I spoke with Brad Denny, Principal at Deloitte, to discuss what its “2019 Human Capital Trends Report” found about what work will look like in 5–10 years and the value of social enterprises. In the conclusion of the interview, we’ll look at the business-critical impact of the human element […]

Q&A: How HR Tech Can Benefit Employees, Too

The goal of HR technology is to make HR tasks easier for the employer. But what about the employee? Just because software can make things easier for an HR manager doesn’t mean it’s actually going to benefit your workers—and that could be a real problem.

Q&A: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in 2019

Diversity and inclusion are critical to the cultural and fiscal health of any organization, and there are multiple studies that show the advantages of active diversity and inclusion practices. But how many organizations are benefiting from such advantages?