Talent Acquisition

How to Hire for Soft Skills

In April, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner went on CNBC and discussed new skills gap data LinkedIn published on the current state of the job market. In the interview, Weiner detailed the most in-demand skills for today’s workforce. Unsurprisingly, digital skills…

Need Tech Talent? Look South of the Border

In today’s competitive economic environment, businesses are defined in large part by their talent. This especially rings true in the fast-evolving technology field, where the race to the next big innovation is on. But finding and holding onto tech talent…

5 Ways to Make It Safe for Others to Speak Up

The reality of hierarchical social systems is that people hold deeply ingrained, taken-for-granted beliefs that it’s dangerous to speak up or disagree with those in power… It’s up to leaders to foster the climate of psychological safety required to overcome…

You Won’t Get It If You Don’t Ask

Carol Sankar’s DisruptHR talk may be focused mostly at women professionals, but what she has to say about your first job is good advice for everyone: Ask for what you want. Don’t do what she did when she was offered…

Short Takes to Better Job Ads and Reviews

The following are selections from the Humetrics blog. Performance reviews made simple Performance reviews are a universally dreaded exercise. However, regular feedback is required to build an engaged and committed team. Here’s a way to skip the forms and awkward…

Don’t Fight the Robots, Embrace Them

We’ve all heard doom and gloom reports of the coming AI revolution. Some forecasters predict a very grim future indeed: Robots take over and humans find themselves unceremoniously kicked to the curb, suddenly unable to provide for themselves and their…

To Build a Better Business, Hire Ramen Eaters

To build a corporate culture that’s as energized and agile as a startup, hire ramen eaters. “I meet these ramen eaters everyday,” says Amy Neale, VP, senior business leader with Mastercard. “These people are tough, ready to hustle and eager…