The Blog

Photo credit to https://unsplash.com/@v2osk. I've spoken many times before about what I unaffectionately call the Digital Panopticon. This is a reference to Jeremy Bentham's construct of a panopticon, which is a building that is designed for surveillance. The occupants don't necessarily know if they are being...

Photo by Viktor Talashuk on Unsplash Feeling like deja vu? It does to me. I recently watched Orlando Miner's video "Massive Layoffs Have Started | Housing Market 2022" that you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiMiXOXvLgY. As he says: it's not about gloom and doom, it's about giving you...

Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash Ahh yes. The good ol' cube farm. Who misses that? Prolly no one. Or at least no sane person. Last week, LinkedIn asked an interesting question: "Teams: Do they still work?" You can find the article here: https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/teams-do-they-still-work-5846690/. Of course there...

These days, that is definitely a big question. I am happy to announce that I was recently interviewed by The Fairmont Post regarding this very question. You can read the article in its entirety here: https://fairmontpost.com/should-job-hoppers-leap-one-more-time/ Boilerplate I am not: An economist A financial planner or advisor ...

[buzzsprout episode='10581635' player='true'] Sadly, this seems to be a topic that multiplies rather than goes away. Key topics: ✔️ The WSJ recently published an  exposé about TikTok. It was a very disturbing read. ✔️ 85 hours of meetings per week?!? What in the actual F is that all about?? ✔️...

Photo by Gabrielle Henderson on Unsplash One of my favorite moments in the film As Good As it Gets is the titular moment when Jack Nicholson's character, Melvin, walks out of his therapist's office and pronounces to the people in the crowded waiting room, "What if...

Photo by andrewtneel on Unsplash. Years ago, one of my clients told me a story I've never forgotten. This client worked for a refinery (you'd recognize the name if I said it) and they had recently hired an engineering manager. Or so they thought. This was...

Photo by Jasmin Sessler on Unsplash I'm thinking of a sign I saw once that read, "In God we trust. All others we verify." In similar fashion, I think it's important not to panic but to also be prepared. On Monday, I published the post "The Bear...

Very happy to be a guest on the The U.S. Manufacturing Podcast! In this episode, we talk about the hiring funnel itself and why employer branding is so important. You can check it out here: https://www.madicorp.com/podcast/top-of-funnel-recruiting-strategies...

Photo by Jose Losada on Unsplash According to the CEO of Airbnb, the office is over. "Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is on a crusade to change the way we think about work. Shortly after announcing the company’s employees can work from anywhere — without taking a pay...