How to Learn from Underperforming Employees

Underperforming employees can require a lot of resources and unpleasant conversations. One study estimates that low performing employees make up between five and ten percent of your workforce. However, they consume at least 26% of their managers’ time. But it’s not all negative. Whether they’re diamonds in the rough or cautionary tales, we have a lot to learn from underperforming […]

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Why You Should Use Structured Interviews to Eliminate Bias in Hiring

Why You Should Use Structured Interviews to Eliminate Bias in Hiring

Many hiring managers prefer to use conversational interviews to evaluate potential new employees. Why? Without a rigid script, you can be yourself and encourage applicants to let their guard down. Perhaps even get to know them before making a decision. Fans of unstructured interviews point out that applicants tend to feel more at ease without the pressure of pre-set questions. […]

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Everyone Wins in a Diverse Workplace

Everyone Wins in a Diverse Workplace

Diversity initiatives are not just a politically correct box to check – they are a powerful tool for organizational success. Having a diverse workforce of employees from different backgrounds with different experiences helps your team solve problems more creatively and make stronger decisions. Diversity, whether in terms of demographics or encompassing other unique experiences that inform one’s work, is a […]

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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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When it Comes to Fostering Diversity at Work, Listening is the Key

Protests sweeping across the country and around the world have ignited urgent new conversations about race and racism. During these times, we have heard repeated requests from educators, activists, academics, artists, and ordinary people to listen to people of color – to make space for the voices of those traditionally marginalized. Deanna Van Buren, an architect and restorative justice expert […]

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