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Sep 21

“Overqualified” is Just another word for Age Discrimination

Had a really talented lady reach out to me the other day. 49 years old, college grad, great portfolio of work. She has been interviewing and is being told she is “Overqualified”. There is some truth about her being called this. She does have more qualifications than the position requires, but she fully understands what […]

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Sep 20

“Self-Insight” Might Be the Most Undervalued Personal Core Competency!

I was having a conversation recently with a peer. We were discussing a company with a dynamic leader. The company seemed like it had every single attribute to make it successful. Smart and dynamic leader, great product, great design, female, minority, but they were having a hard raising capital. My first reaction was, something isn’t […]

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Sep 7

The One Bias We All Agree On!

At this point, we’ve been educated enough to know we all have biases. The reason for our biases is different for each of us. We’ve gotten to a point in our society where we judge each other’s biases on a scale of “this is a bias, but its not really a bad bias” to “you’re […]

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Aug 20

DisruptHR Detroit 2.0 – September 20th! Tickets Available Now! #Detroit #DisruptHR #HRParty

Detroit Metro HR and Talent Peeps! We’re back!!! On September 20th in Midtown Detroit, DisruptHR Detroit 2.0 will be taking place onsite at our host Quicken Loans! The cost to attend this event is $30 which includes some great food and drinks, an exceptional list of speakers, and great prizes! Here are our 2.0 speakers […]

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Aug 17

Is employee experience really all about your manager? #Maslow #Drink!

So, I’m sharing a post I wrote over at EXJournal.org (EX = Employee Experience). It’s site started by some brilliant people from all over the world and they invited me to write to bring down the overall quality of the site! I wrote this post and immediately thought, “Hey, I just leveled-up from my normal […]

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Aug 16

Want to make more money? Be an extrovert!

New research out of the University of Copenhagen finally puts to rest the age-old argument around what’s better: being an extrovert or being an introvert? I have friends who are on both sides and super successful in their careers, but it’s still one of those things where if you are one or the other, you usually believe […]

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Jul 11

Career Confessions of Gen-Z: Diversity of Experience Is Truly Valuable

Growing up, I was not exposed to the most diverse community. I love my little Michigan town, but it’s pretty white. My parents tried to help me experience diversity growing up; they let me go to Japan for an exchange program in 8th grade and let me go off to college in New York. It […]

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May 25

Skilled Trades Aren’t Sexy to Gen Z and Millennials!

Wow! Really!? Here are some other things that might surprise you: They also don’t hang out on Facebook They like Smartphones and using Snapchat You shouldn’t pee into the wind They think you’re old! No shit, Sherlock, that younger people don’t find the Skilled Trades sexy! I’m old. I was listening to NPR on way […]

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May 23

Two Industries Leaders Launch Diversity & Inclusion Technology, @TalVistaHR!

It was announced today that industry veterans, Elaine Orler and Scot Sessions have partnered up to launch the D&I technology platform TalVista. TalVista provides a view beyond the noise of unconscious bias in the hiring process. Now businesses can be more inclusive from the job description through to the interview. Based on research, the words we use will […]

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May 10

Career Confessions from Gen Z: Generational Differences or Time in Life? You make the call!

One topic that I’ve been hesitant to write about but I feel is necessary is the notion of Gen-Z as spoiled or “babied”. I think amongst the older generations, Gen-Z is often looked at as much more spoiled than the rest. Apparently, our parents do everything for us and we have it much easier off […]

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