Man, this one is rearing up again. I’ve seen it take over my LinkedIn feed as of late. And like normal, I see a bunch of candidate responses that clearly sidestep it by talking about overcoming. Managers that argue we should only be hiring for strengths. People talking about how others need to be self-aware. This question just doesn’t go away.Read More
I was working for a branch of a large corporation that had 70% non-native English speakers. I knew a smattering of Russian and Spanish as a result. But I was new to the world of ADA-type accommodation, so I did what any HR person does, I consulted http://askjan.org. What is that you ask? It’s the job accommodation network. My options they listed were overwhelming, to say the least.Read More
I hear it constantly, “I need someone who’ll hit the ground running.” Years ago, when I first started recruiting, one of the senior people on staff said “Only a deer hits the ground running… when it’s being hunted.”Read More
Personally, I think there is a big problem asking a person to liken themselves to a tool. You are asking a person to boil their personality down to that of an inanimate object, that costs money, can break, can be thrown away, and replaced. But I digress.Read More
I started off my white collar career by talking my way into an office job, I had been a waitress. I didn’t know how to type, and all I knew was a program called Cricket Draw.Read More
I started waiting tables at 16 years of age. I got the job because my father was an active duty Air Force Officer. My dad was also an instructor in his field of work. I learned a lot about leadership having casual conversations with my father as a teen.
So my father and I recently talked about training.Read More
When I decided to launch my business, I realized we could plan a really fun summer, which includes dance camp, art camp, and zoo camp. This week, she has art camp, and she wants everyone to know how artsy she is. So she did something that made me smile.
She made a plan.Read More
This is a sneak preview of a monster multi-part topic.Read More
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This is where you’ll find information that will help you build solid teams and great people operations plans. Hi, I’m Daava (pronounced DAY-vuh). I’ve spent the last 20 years helping companies build robust teams. I’ve learned a lot, made some mistakes, had a lot of successes, and now I want to help you grow your business.Read More