Black professionals are 26% less likely than their non-Black counterparts to include photos on their LinkedIn profiles, according to recent research … Read more
The Tech Sector’s Big Disability Inclusion Problem
Much has been written about the lack of diversity in the technology sector, but it focuses primarily on gender and race. Of course, that’s important, but a … Read more
Aligning Employer Branding With Your Employee Handbook
When hundreds of Trump supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, shockwaves were felt around the world. A shining symbol of American … Read more
A Traumatic Job Search: “I Was Rejected for Embodying Company Values”
Chad Sanders, author of Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned From Trauma and Triumph, was asked during an interview with Brené Brown what he learned … Read more
The Future of H-1B Visas
On Jan. 8, the outgoing Trump administration ruled to overhaul the H-1B visa program in favor of a wage-based system that gives priority to higher wages … Read more
Best Hire Ever: Michael Cardman on the DOL’s Recent Independent Contractor Guidance
In Episode 26 of Best Hire Ever, Kris Dunn talks with Michael Cardman, legal editor at XpertHR, on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recent … Read more
The Legal Lounge: Your Logo Should Be a No-Go on HR Tech Vendors’ Sites
Recently, HireVue admitted that their AI-fueled facial analysis of video interviews contained bias. For many of us who regularly lambasted this use of AI, … Read more
Is Accentism the Last Taboo in Recruiting?
In a 2014 study from the University of Manchester, language professor Dr. Alex Baratta described accentism as “the last taboo” of modern society. … Read more
Happening on TLNT: How Many Days Off Are Enough to Grieve a Dead Child?
What’s worse than the sorrow that follows a miscarriage or the death of a newborn? Not much. Yet up to 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. … Read more
The Legal Lounge: A Note About Taking Notes During Interviews
Do you make grocery lists? Ever go to the grocery store without the list you planned for the week’s meals? Ever stand aimlessly in the vegetable section … Read more
Age Discrimination Complaints Are Looming in These States
The Covid-19 pandemic has confirmed a lot of what we already knew about the workforce: people would work in their pajamas every day if given the … Read more
Best Hire Ever: Impact of Multicultural California Voting Down Prop 16 on Future DEI Programs
In Episode 22 of Best Hire Ever, Kris Dunn talks with California resident (born and bred), news editor, and professor John Hollon about the defeat of … Read more
Happening on TLNT: Can We Bring Women Back to the Future?
There’s no shortage of research confirming that implicit gender bias persists. But here’s come anyway: 75% of people associate higher levels of … Read more
I’m Black, and I Don’t Feel Like I Belong in Corporate America
In all of the HR/recruiting departments in which I have worked over the past 26 years, their idea of diversity was typically one Black person, usually me. … Read more
Can a Company Be Apolitical?
In the hyper-tense and increasingly political world we live in, it’s no secret that many organizations are taking strong stances on a number of different … Read more
The Legal Lounge: The Dangers of Rejecting Candidates Based on Employment Gaps
Gaps in employment happen for innumerable reasons. Yet their mere existence purports to be a red flag for many hiring managers. So before you make hiring … Read more
Happening on TLNT: Behind the Scenes of LGBTQ Bigotry
What does LGBTQ discrimination look like? That’s actually somewhat of a trick question. Oftentimes, it doesn’t “look” like anything … Read more
Hiring More Black and Brown Bodies Isn’t Your Golden Ticket to Inclusion and Equity
It was a conversation like so many I’ve had with leaders over the years. The three executives on the line were seasoned, smart, curious, and good-hearted. … Read more
The Legal Lounge: When Is Recruiting Discriminatory?
I recently got asked this question: “Will having only women and people of color on a slate of candidates violate Title VII?” My quick answer: “Nope.” Try … Read more
4 Questions About Gig Workers That Make Companies Squirm
As gig workers become more prevalent, companies must increasingly consider — and often reconsider — all sorts of questions related to employing such … Read more