Recruitment and Talent Acquisition

Two ways you can challenge the stigma of mental health in the workplace

Two ways you can challenge the stigma of mental health in the workplace Published April 20, 2022 “I just stood there naked.” That’s how my colleague Natasha Bowman describes revealing her struggles with mental health. This is how she put it:   Not enough people feel safe discussing their mental health challenges.  Not enough people are able …

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What I DO NOT understand about DEI

What I DO NOT understand about DEI Published April 6, 2022 When comments like this come across my desk, I rarely feel surprise.  I hear some variation of “DEI is only an excuse to give people jobs because of their skin color and not because they earned them” all the time.  But something about this YouTube …

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Our perceptions of women in leadership are skewed

Our perceptions of women in leadership are skewed Published March 9, 2022 Women are leaders. Notice my verb choice: not women can lead, but women are leaders.  It’s not semantics, it’s perception. Break it down:  That subtle verb choice can mean the difference between hiring a woman to an executive role or keeping her stuck in middle management! Women …

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Workplaces suck! But they don’t have to.

Workplaces suck! But they don’t have to. Published September 1, 2021 Workplaces suck. There, I said it.  This realization has been creeping on employee after employee for months now: my job is terrible. Why am I tolerating it?  So here we are in the Great Resignation. But “resignation” is the wrong word for what we’re going through. So …

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How to determine if your workplace is worth leaving

How to determine if your workplace is worth leaving Published August 18, 2021 Employees aren’t messing around. A lot of people — especially underrepresented, undervalued and underpaid people — are on the brink of saying, [email protected]&% this. I’m quitting my job.  Break it down:  The Great Resignation is upon us, but the underlying problem is not new. Workplaces …

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Black women are fleeing corporate. Here’s what needs to change.

Black women are fleeing corporate. Here’s what needs to change. Published August 4, 2021 Did you have a rage (or grief) ceremony to mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day? Break it down:  Yesterday marked how long the average Black woman must work to make as much as the average white man did in 2020. A …

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What to say when you hear “DEI is too expensive”

What to say when you hear “DEI is too expensive” Published July 21, 2021 Budget conversations are coming, and I predict that dollars for diversity, equity and inclusion work will be slashed.  Why? Well, it’s been over a year since George Floyd was murdered. The attitude in your company might be, we’ve done enough, right? It’s …

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Your company policies don’t work. Here are some ways to fix them.

Your company policies don’t work. Here are some ways to fix them. Published June 9, 2021 In my last Simply Diversity, I wrote about going back to the office and how it exposes ignorance about diversity, equity and inclusion. I also offered suggestions to individuals stuck between the rock and hard place of needing a job …

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Back to the Office Exposes DEI Ignorance

Back to the Office Exposes DEI Ignorance Published May 26, 2021 We may never go back to “normal,” but things are looking hopeful as the vaccine rolls out.  After over a year of mandatory work from home and hybrid work in many sectors, offices are opening and we’re dusting off our work clothes. What’s next for the …

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Your recruiting process is backwards. Here’s how to fix it.

Your recruiting process is backwards. Here’s how to fix it. Published March 31, 2021 Your outlook on talent acquisition and recruiting is probably wrong. Yes, you read that right!  Most people view the talent acquisition and recruiting process backwards. If we want to build diverse, inclusive, equitable organizations, we need to flip acquisition and recruiting …

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