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Combat Unconscious Bias in Hiring with Controlled Processing

January 26th, 2021 10:38 PM

The business world is waking up to the fact we can’t simply blame poor diversity statistics on a pipeline problem. The systems we create to filter candidates are just as much to blame—if not more—than the systems that prepare candidates for the workforce. Whether you work in HR, you’re trying to fill a role that will report to you, or you’re a peer taking part in a panel interview, you owe it to every candidate to give them a fair shot.

You Should Keep a Work Journal

January 23rd, 2021 9:26 AM

At the end of the work day, how do you know what you’ve accomplished? Who you spoke to? What decisions were made? I’ve found that keeping a work journal helps me keep perspective while also serving as a vital record of the important conversations I have every day.

Roll Up Your Sleeves

January 16th, 2021 12:37 noon

It’s nerve-wracking to chat with your boss’s boss, even if you only report to them for a few hours more. But to be asked for your advice? That’s awkward. My advice covered several things, but the last thing was the biggest: roll up your sleeves and do the work your team does.

On Moving Fast

January 3rd, 2021 8:50 AM

I’m not a fan of the move fast and break things philosophy that permeated our industry in the last decade. People were moving fast, and things were getting broken a lot. On the other hand, Chidi’s whole character on NBC’s The Good Place was built around his endless decision paralysis and over-analyzing. And I’ve seen first-hand the stagnation and compounding problems that stem from inaction.

Greetings, people of the future!

January 2nd, 2021 8:35 PM

I’ve been building the web since almost the beginning — 1996 to be exact. I’m tired of chasing SEO and social media likes. I’m exhausted from shifting design & software trends. This is my personal home on the internet, and I’m going back to the basics.

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