Featured Content–Summer 2018

The Science of Fairness: Using Pre-Hire Assessments to Reduce Bias and Build a More Diverse Workplace   Race, ethnicity, religion, and national origin. Age, gender, and gender expression. Sexual orientation and social identity. Disability, education, life experience, and ways of thinking. Socio-economic status, veteran status, and local and regional differences.  In the United States especially, … Continue reading Featured Content–Summer 2018

Featured Content–Spring 2018

25 MAY 2018. The date is likely on your calendar. Flagged. In red. And you’re probably doing everything you can to make sure your organization is ready to comply with the General Data Protection Compliance Regulation (GDPR) when it goes into full effect this year. But the GDPR is a complex regulation, designed to shift … Continue reading Featured Content–Spring 2018

Featured Content–Winter 2017

Assessing your HR and Recruiting Technology Stack  The people business has been transformed by technology. Most of the time, it helps talent acquisition  professionals work better, smarter, and faster. But the pace of change keeps accelerating. It might be time to take a closer look at your technology stack to be sure it’s doing what … Continue reading Featured Content–Winter 2017

Featured Content–Fall 2017

Part I. Work is changing. Fast. Once upon a time, work looked something like this: Recruiters posted jobs, collected resumes, and determined who might be a good fit, screening out unsuitable candidates before passing along those that rose to the top. Once hired, employees entered into long-term arrangements with their employers, agreeing to be available, … Continue reading Featured Content–Fall 2017

Alt-Marketing?

Language is a slippery thing. Case in point: the shifting use of the word "alternative." There was a time when the adjective signaled thoughtful, if sometimes impatient, opposition. "Alternative press," "alternative lifestyle," "alternative rock," "alt-academy," even "alternative universe." Each, in its way, spoke to power, expressing a desire for a more comprehensive worldview: reporting that took into … Continue reading Alt-Marketing?

A Five-Corner Garden

Living at the intersection of five well-traveled streets in a neighborhood just inside the Beltway has been more peaceful than I'd imagined it could be. The bus stop a half a block from my house is really only busy during rush hour. Once commuters understood my covered porch would no longer serve as a shelter during rainy weather (it really … Continue reading A Five-Corner Garden

What I did on my summer vacation

One New Englander's appreciation of the rugged coast of Maine. A photo essay. Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, Hollingsworth Trail, Steuben, ME. An easy loop that leads down to Petit Manan Point and Chair Pond Head through birch, fern, sweat pea, and blueberry bushes. A lovely "undiscovered" trail a few miles east of Acadia National Park. Schoodic Point, Winter … Continue reading What I did on my summer vacation