Talent Mixtapes: The Anthems of Disengaged Employees

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Happy Spring Tremendous Upsiders! It’s time to drop Talent Mixtapes, Part 2: The Anthems of Disengaged Employees. In case this is your first time jamming with our Talent Mixtapes series, here’s the breakdown–our music obsessed team pulls from their playlists to express different talent industry pains. This edition is all about those employees that can’t […]

We Are (Not) Family

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Sister Sledge, take a seat. I’m here to talk about how your workplace is not your family—and that’s a really good thing. In the world of employer branding, there are a few tried and true clichés that we often hear employees toss out when they’re trying to describe their relationship with their team and their […]

A Seat at the Table

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It should come as no surprise that diversity and inclusion have become popular buzz words over the last few years, especially in the talent space. Companies should reflect what our world looks like, which seems like a no brainer, but time and time again, we read about big companies in the media doing some really […]

When Did Performative Workaholism Become A Lifestyle and Why Isn’t It Sustainable?

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For most of us, Monday morning–and every other weekday morning–starts with moans and groans, rolling out of bed, and a lot of coffee. Others start their day with a workout, an ice mask to reduce that morning puffiness, or a long shower. If you do a little searching, you can even find how the most […]

What Your Company Can Learn From The New Gillette Ad

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Boys will be boys–a phrase we’ve all heard too many times. For years this phrase has been used to explain away aggro behavior that a small number of children exhibit. As if, biologically or naturally, boys are more violent or aggressive because they are male. I’m using “boys” and “children” because that is typically who […]

3 Signs That Your Employee Is About to Jump Ship

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Let me start by saying that GREAT companies and managers do exist—ones that care about their employees and their wellbeing. Unfortunately, that isn’t that case for all employees. Some people end up being just a number and a blank face in their organization, and others fall into the abyss of workplace drama and culture issues. […]

Tailoring Your Interviews to Spot the Imposters

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You were excited and optimistic about your most recent candidate after the phone screen. You even broke into your happy dance because you were that much closer to the light at the end of the talent hunting tunnel. But as these things often do, your tune has changed after the live interview. You are having […]

How to Improve Employee Wellbeing this Winter

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I know I don’t have to tell anybody this, but if you didn’t already know–and feel it–we spend the majority of our lives at work. According to CNN Money, Americans work an average of 34.4 hours per week–longer than their counterparts in the world’s largest economies–and the average full-time-working adult spends 47 hours per week […]

Creating Second Chances: Why You Should Hire Former Convicts

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Imagine, if you will, your most harrowing mistake remaining with you for the rest of your life, open for the public to see. Think back to when you were a kid, a young adult, or just in a bad situation, and that wrong choice never left you, branded on your forehead, forever having this mistake […]

Flipping the Code Switch: 4 Reasons Why We Change Our Communications

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First, as a disclaimer, this is a generalization of why code-switching in the workplace happens. Second, not all code-switching is the same; code-switching varies throughout cultures, ethnicities, genders, generations, and classes. Everyone, at one time or another, has pulled the code-switch–the reasons why it happens are what makes this process so trying and draining on […]