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Repeat to Yourself: My Glassdoor Rating isn’t my Employer Brand

No matter what anyone says, your Glassdoor rating isn’t your employer brand. First of all, Glassdoor has some really smart marketers. They created a summit, which focuses on employer branding, and invested in the right speakers to make it one of the best events for people interested in the concept. That doesn’t mean Glassdoor is […]

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Getting the Highest Marginal Value for Your Vote

You should vote for Gary Johnson. Maybe. Let’s be clear: If you’re excited about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump (or any other eligible candidate), you don’t need this post. Regardless of the relative value of your vote, having a candidate you’re excited about is a gift. You don’t need strategic voting. For everyone else (and […]

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Breaking Tech’s Glass Ceiling with @InFullBloomUS

Somebody you care about is a woman. You should care about the opportunities she has, and technology is still one of the hardest industries to break into the upper echelons. Take five minutes out of your day to watch this great interview with Naomi Bloom. Outside of being a Fortune 500 CEO or an economic […]

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Inbox by Google Changed My Life

Update September 2018: Google announced that it will be discontinuing Inbox in March 2019. I am incredibly bummed by this. While Gmail has adopted some of the features, the apps aren’t as good. I would like an alternative but right now, I am waiting out the end of Inbox. Inbox by Google has been one […]

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No More New Ideas

Being a bad blogger isn’t the worst thing you could be. But today, I stand before you and tell you that’s exactly what I am: A bad blogger. I wrote multiple posts a day for years. I write at least that much most days for clients. Putting my own words to my name is a […]

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It’s Okay to Kill Your Company Culture, Especially if it Sucks

The title of this post may sound like the most obvious advice in the world. In the land of employment branding and Silicon Valley startups, it’s not. The party is over for Zenefits. Once the golden child of the HR technology scene with a funding round that valued them at $4.5 billion, they are on the […]

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Kids These Days

I gotta admit, I was a little spellbound when I first read Talia Jane’s open letter to the CEO of Yelp, the company she worked for then (she was fired shortly after posting her story). I felt some cringe on her behalf as I made my way through the piece. Just looking back at the […]

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Every 2016 Prediction for HR Will Be Wrong

Every year, around this time, people look back at what happened in the past year and ahead to the next. In human resources, it’s no different. Anybody who’s written for public consumption for a couple of years has done it. This past year, I spent a lot of time listening. Way more time listening than […]

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How To Change A Person’s Mind

I’ve been thinking about my Facebook news feed lately. Like many of you, I have friends of various political and religious persuasions who make it their life’s work to make you aware of their views on issues. Some of it is spice of life stuff. Something you might have found interesting, interspersed between pictures of […]

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It’s Too Late For Us: Why the Fight for Parental Leave in the U.S. Should Continue

I’m 33. Many people in my age group are having kids and are realizing just how bad family leave policies are in the United States. Me? I’ve known it my entire professional career. The US offers just 12 weeks of job protected, unpaid leave for many, but not all, mothers Out of 185 countries, the […]