If I Only Had a Brain(storm): Okay, Now What?

By on August 27, 2018

Part 2   In Part I of my blog on brainstorming, I shared some of the rather disappointing science behind traditional brainstorming. Reading that blog, you might think that it’s time to give up brainstorming sessions, but wait! With just a few adjustments, you can still have productive idea-generating sessions and achieve the “burstiness” so many teams strive for. So without further ado,...

If I Only Had a Brain(storm): A Look at Brainstorming in the Workplace

By on July 12, 2018

Part I Many organizations use brainstorming when they are stuck or looking to access new and unorthodox ideas. Some organizations even have official brainstorm meetings, complete with a moderator, whiteboards, snacks and rules like: · No idea is a bad idea · No judging of ideas · Crazy ideas are encouraged · The more ideas the better One Small Problem After nearly 70 years, what have we learned...

Waiting for Google Slides to Save Us

By on March 19, 2018

Is it just me, or in the last few years has the debate regarding Keynote vs. PowerPoint waned? Maybe it’s because we all have bigger things to worry about these days. Or maybe it’s because anyone who really cares chose a side a long time ago. Or maybe it’s because the two products have grown similar and there’s been a huge improvement recently in how smoothly Keynote converts to PowerPoint.  ...

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: A Conversation with Bettina Straight

By on November 1, 2017

A few weeks ago at the Maryland Association for Health Care Recruitment Regional Conference in Maryland, I had the opportunity to hear Bettina Straight give a great talk on unconscious bias in the workplace. She is an organizational consultant at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. with over 20 years of experience training on a variety of leadership and diversity topics. I was so happy that...

An Interview with Joel Cheesman

By on September 21, 2017

As an author for ere.net and a true thought leader on recruitment trends and technology, I always look forward to hearing from Joel Cheesman. Starting over a decade ago with Cheezhead.com, Joel has never been shy about sharing his opinion, and he does a great job keeping people in talent acquisition updated on what’s new and buzzing in our industry. I had a chance to chat with Joel and pick his...

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