Many of today’s organizations find themselves in a death-spiral, speeding towards mediocrity. Worse, many a
In the eighties, I worked on a project that required me to travel with a team to a site where we had to sign in and wear badges. We went there about once every month for over a year. It drove me crazy because the security guards (both male and female) would hand me my […]
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I read an article a few weeks back in Detroit about a local gym that is offering a reduced gym membership for females. Males pay full price, females pay 30% less because females make less than males. How does that sound? From the article: “Ever wonder why XY>XX? WE DO! The Gym values its male […]
You know that side-job you have as the informal HR Advisor for any/all of your friends? It can be enlightening at times, even uplifting, when you hear some of the ridiculous sh*t people are forced to put up with in their workplace. For the situation to reach the “Mind if I run something by you?” […]
My phone has been off the hook with consulting requests these past few weeks. Interest in the job board business seems to be booming. And lots of news is being made. Find.jobs set to launch. owners of the .jobs domains are trying to reboot interest in their domain business. The problem with this concept though […]
In December, TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” was “The Silence Breakers.” These were the “women (who) have had it with bosses and coworkers who not only cross boundaries but don’t even seem to know that boundaries exist … These silence breakers have started a revolution of refusal, gathering strength by the day.”
People on LinkedIn aren’t looking for a job and too many candidates on job boards aren’t qualified. Therein lies the heart of start-up Uncommon.co and how it hopes to break through the crowded space of recruitment technology.
Why in the hell would a well-established company in the employment space randomly change its name from Beyond to Nexxt? Beyond.com is easy to remember and doesn’t fall victim to spellcheck when writing an email or text. Nexxt, with two X’s, on the other hand isn’t so lucky.
Last month, I spoke with a former human resources director who had recently quit her high-paying job at a large company where she felt required to treat people with suspicion, devoid of dignity. She simply couldn’t take it anymore.
One of South Africa’s many tourism drawcards has to be that the “Big Five” reside within our borders. I spend a lot of time in the bush, and we are sometimes even lucky enough to see the Big Five in one day! This is an incredible treat, and as South Africans, we still get a […]
Life can be chaotic at a startup. You never know how long the company can milk its investment cash, and being acquired is a luxury most never experience. Employees working for Isaac Choi, CEO of WrkRiot, got more than any startup employee ever bargained for.
In my last article, Turn Your Talent Failures into Wins – Part 1, we dove into how our best intentions of planning for the New Year go just as well as our plan for using our gym memberships – they don’t. I know, it sounds almost too simple but the fact is that effectively planning […]