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Former recruiter & HR pro now full-time writer and editor. Comics, cheese and political economy. Managing editor of Workology.

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Earlier this week Facebook previewed a new feature that allows users to privately share resumes, or in their parlance, work histories. Also this week, LinkedIn began rolling out video ads targeting its own LinkedIn Audience Network.

November 6, 2017
According to a new study there has been little to no progress in reducing racial hiring discrimination since 1989. Researchers from Northwestern University, Harvard, and the Institute for Social Research in Norway looked studies on resume and interview discrimination in the past 28 years, looking for trends in the data. And boy did they find one – little to no progress.
October 18, 2017


When I was in university I worked part time as an HR assistant and recruiter at a large grocery retail chain. Thanks to the grocery store price wars consumers have been benefitting from off and on over the last decade, we saw a lot of turnover at every level of the company. New execs would come in every so often, sometimes annually – sometimes even more often – and every one of them wanted to take the company in a “new direction.”

July 25, 2017



Is HR Data Even More Valuable To A Business Than Its Financial Data?

April 2, 2017