The Unintended Consequences of #MeToo

A recent study from the University of Houston took a close look at the post #MeToo workplace and its overall effects on inciting change.  Most people believed that shining a light on the harassment that women face at work (and in every day life) would begin to shift the culture in the workplace and effectively deter men from future harassment.  Women were lauded for speaking up and saying...
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Sourcing & Recruiting: Women and Minorities

FACT: We Can’t Find Great Women or Minority Candidates: Regardless of whether you have gender equity goals for your organization, the rationale for not hiring more women and/or minorities is often, “We just didn’t have a large enough pool of female and diverse leaders to consider for this position. We needed to fill the position as soon as possible, so we hired the best person for that role...
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Why You Need Two #1 Candidates in a Tight Labor Market

Why You Need To Identify Two #1 Candidates In Today’s Tight Labor Market By: Richard Butz In the previous blog, we recommended that hiring managers establish at least two goals for each search: “Short List”: The recruiting team should provide 5-7 well qualified candidate or the “short list pool” of candidates to be interviewed. “Finalists" or Two #1 Candidates:  From this talent...
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The Five Myths of Work-Life Balance

The Five Myths of Work-Life Balance By: Jessica Gendron Everyone seems to be chasing the idea of work-life balance, yet many of us aren’t really sure what it looks like or how to achieve it.  Let’s unpack the Five Myths about Work-Life Balance and what you can do to move closer to your ideal. MYTH #1:  Balance Equals Perfection:  There’s a fallacy that achieving balance is the same as...
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80% of Employers Report Their Biggest Challenge is Finding Talent

"80% of Employers Report Their Biggest Challenge Is Finding Talent" - Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Employer Workforce Survey By: Richard Butz FACT: There is virtually no highly skilled unemployed talent! If you are: Unimpressed with the quality and quantity of your candidate pool. Feel you are being forced to select from the “best of the worst” rather than talent that is the “best of the...
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WHY YOU DON’T HAVE ANY REPORTS OF HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION

WHY YOU DON’T HAVE ANY REPORTS OF HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION Most employers believe they have a great workplace culture; they work hard to create an environment of inclusion and respect, but how does one really know? When most organizations are asked, “What are you doing to prevent sexual harassment, gender bias, and discrimination in your workplace?” The response is usually a basic...
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT OR JUST INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR: WHERE IS THE LINE?

SEXUAL HARASSMENT OR JUST INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR: WHERE IS THE LINE?  I won’t pretend to be a legal expert on sexual harassment. Frankly the answer to the question in the title is probably pretty clear in the eyes of the law, but again, I’m not a lawyer so maybe it’s not. Regardless, I’ve found myself in the middle of this conversation several times over the last few weeks; where men are...
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUITS ARE UP 50% IN 2018

SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUITS ARE UP 50% IN 2018 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is reporting a 50% increase in claims of sexual harassment from 2017. While you might be surprised to see numbers this drastic, now the #MeToo movement is in its second year, it puts the potential influence of the movement into perspective.  It’s not surprising that the heighted awareness about...
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