Life may be a meme—or at least it may seem that way sometimes, especially after a meme embodying intergenerational conflict recently worked its way into arguments in an age discrimination case before the highest court in the land. At oral arguments in Babb v. Wilkie, Chief Justice John Roberts asked one of the advocates if […]
Learning is when you remember the “a-ha” of knowing the truth. The common language we all share is the truth about ourselves. Oprah Winfrey, the global media leader, philanthropist, producer, and actress, gave these and other insights about leadership and talent development in her keynote session at the 2019 ATD International Conference and Exposition in […]
In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of meeting minutes as well as the elements that should be included in meeting minutes. One item, in particular, we noted as important is action items. There are many ways to document action items, but we recommend using a consistent structure in a table format to make sure […]
Job postings sometimes include what might be called a disclaimer, intended to let job seekers know that the tasks and responsibilities listed are not the only ones applicable to the position.
Have you heard the one about the recruiter and the hiring manager? The recruiter asks about candidate qualifications, and the hiring manager says the person must be breathing.
In light of March Madness, it seems appropriate to think about your job interview techniques in terms of effective offensive and defensive moves. Best way to start? Put the ball in the job applicant’s court.
Sexual harassment has been all over the headlines in recent months. The Harvey Weinstein scandal demonstrated that abuses by powerful men against vulnerable and until-now-voiceless employees, colleagues, and acquaintances are not a thing of the past. In the aftermath of the Weinstein revelations, accusations have come out against a large number of politicians, celebrities, sports […]
Online courses can be a great tool for employers. Not only can they accommodate far more employees than traditional, in-person courses that are limited by the size of the room; they also facilitate the ability to include employees from around the country or around the world.
On Sunday, I heard someone speak about servant leadership. I was struck by how appropriate it was that he chose that topic the day before we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, a man who dedicated his life to civil rights, once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What […]
Before you examine your employer branding strategy, it’s a question worth considering—especially in an environment of ever greater scrutiny.