The Peter Principle: How to avoid promoting to incompetence

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of the ‘Peter Principle’

The manager who leaves you shaking your head after every call, wondering how ‘they’ ever gave ‘that guy’ so much responsibility. The colleague who seemed like a do-it-all superstar right up until her last promotion, but now can’t organize her own inbox. The team leader who calls endless meetings, but always seems more than a little confused about the big […]

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Rooting Out Implicit Bias in the Workplace

Anti-Racism 101: Tools for Human Resources Professionals Have you ever made a comment like this when describing one of your colleagues, an interview candidate or someone you met at a meeting or in a conference? “He just didn’t feel like a good fit for the company.” “Something about her seemed a bit ‘off’.” “He’s very competent. I can tell by […]

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Getting Smart About Artificial Intelligence in HR

Selecting your next binge-worthy Netflix drama. Tagging your mom in that Facebook-worthy family portrait. Optimizing your route to work to avoid traffic. Brushing your teeth.  What do all these activities have in common? Artificial intelligence (AI). (Yes, even dental hygiene!) Surprised? Were you thinking of chess-playing computers and robot dogs? Or maybe a manipulative supercomputer? Real-life AI may not be […]

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Race, Responsibility & Hiring Algorithms: Our Stance on Bias in AI

Frankenstein’s monster or Dr. Frankenstein? Algorithms provide a cloak of objectivity – but that doesn’t make them infallible. Just like humans, algorithms may rely on stereotypes that reinforce discriminatory hiring practices. Why is this? Because that’s what they’re designed to do. The backbone of many of these potentially biased algorithms is something data-scientists call “satisficing,”. Satisficing is a decision-making strategy […]

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How to Use Technology for Efficient and Effective Remote Hiring

“The show must go on,” said Freddie Mercury.  And while he was referring to triumph over heartbreak rather than a novel coronavirus, the words still resonate.  Despite the economic challenges presented by COVID-19, businesses will continue to face staffing and recruitment needs.   But with public health authorities worldwide advocating social distancing as the best way to contain the outbreak, […]

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