How Events Build Diverse Talent Pipelines



I was the sixth employee of the Huffington Post, the Executive Director of Digital at The Washington Post and the Founding Managing Editor of Now This when they were all building up their teams. In other words, I was once a frustrated hiring manager who would post an opening on a random job board that needed to be filled immediately. Then I would pray that diverse candidates would apply. But of course, I never met my diversity hiring goals with the “post and pray”...


From Felon to Entrepreneur and Impact Maker with Adam Martin


What if we were all given an unlimited amount of grace despite our shortcomings? Adam Martin is the Founder of F5 Project, an organization that provides job and housing opportunities to felons leaving the prison system so they can have a sense of purpose and the confidence to re-enter their communities. Today, Jennifer and Adam dive deep into how the social stigma that surrounds felons effects their successful reentry into society and how we can do better in providing equal job opportunities to this untapped yet promising workforce.


HR, it's Time to Get Your Employees to Unplug


Now if you’re a recruiter in the talent space, you already know that texting is becoming one of the best technologies to actively and passively recruit and communicate with applicants and prospective recruits. It’s fast, cheap and accessible anywhere, at any time. But today’s post is not about using text messaging for recruiting…it’s about avoiding it for your mental health.

Want a real vacation? Unplug for the week. Or if you’re like most Americans addicted to texting and email…unplug for at least one hour, during...


HR From the Heart


I read HR from the Heart by Libby Sartain many years ago, before I really had any work experience in HR. I love how Libby talked about the different aspects of HR and the impact you could make on business and people as an HR professional. I recently decided to read the book again now that I’ve been working in the field. A lot of things make more sense to me, and some things I really needed to hear again as a reminder. I highlighted so many good nuggets as I...


When it Comes to Motivating Employees, More Conversations Are Essential


Developing and nurturing a motivated workforce is one of the single most important things any organization can do to secure and maintain competitive advantage. But it seems that most companies aren’t doing a good job, as according to Gallup a staggering 87% of employees around the world report feeling disengaged at work. There are many factors contributing to this extremely costly problem, but a primary offender is the outdated processes and technologies that most enterprises still rely on to manage employee performance and develop their workforce.

To provide forward-thinking HR and...


4 Ways to Expand Inclusion of People with Disabilities



As companies face a war for talent and a lack of qualified workers in many fields, individuals with disabilities are being recognized as a source of engaged, committed employees. According to the 2017 Disability Statistics Report from the Institute on Disability, nearly one in eight people in the U.S. has a disability and that number is rising annually. 

Companies that succeed in incorporating candidates with disabilities have seen 28 percent higher revenue and two times higher net income, according to a 2018 whitepaper on accessibility from


Better Tailored Financial Wellness Programs Boost Engagement and Results



Something I see with alarming frequency, and I know HR leaders like you do, too, is how financial stress seems to be taking over many of our employees’ lives.

It’s a problem we need to fix because the scope is so wide. Student loan debt is especially crippling to millennials. GenXers are being financially squeezed between their own expenses and commitments to their children and parents. And I talk to far too many Boomers who are so overwhelmed with today’s financial worries to even think about retirement. 



#Nextchat: Transitioning Management


Change is never easy—especially when it involves transitioning a manager to a new leadership position. Whether employees are moving laterally or vertically at their current or a new organization, having a thoughtful transition plan is key to a successful assimilation to the new team. 

In her blog post, Senior Leadership Changes Can Interrupt Organizational Culture, author, speaker and consultant Sharlyn Lauby says, “Organizations don’t always get to plan for management changes, so when they do, it’s a big deal. It’s a visible process that demonstrates whether the company really lives their cultural...