How Experiential Interviewing Can Help You Hire Better Talent

By Arlene S. Hirsch, M.A. LCPC Society for Human Resource Management May 8, 2018 Experiential interviewing has the potential to create win-win outcomes for employers and candidates alike. For employers, it's an opportunity to observe candidates doing real work (rather than just talking about it.) For candidates, it's an opportunity to showcase … [Read more...]

Should You Trust Your Gut in Hiring Decisions?

It's been said that humorist Will Rogers famously quipped, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression," an axiom that has become a call to action for job hunters looking to capitalize on this "first-impression bias." Current hiring practices support their efforts. Most hiring professionals say they make hiring decisions within the … [Read more...]

Mastering the Art of Negative Feedback

Mastering the Art of Negative Feedback By Arlene S. Hirsch, MA, LCPC Apr 9, 2018 As director of people operations at Gem, a Los Angeles-based blockchain technology company, Madeline Mann regularly schedules walk-and-talks along the Venice Beach boardwalk with each of the firm's 20 local employees. During these informal chats she found that … [Read more...]

How to Grow Your Career by Embracing Risk

It's time to leap into the unknown to find new challenges and fulfillment in your career. By Arlene S. Hirsch Mar 21, 2018 Originally published in HR Magazine Society for Human Resource Management Steve Cadigan wasn’t actively job-hunting when a friend convinced him to interview for an HR role with a Silicon Valley company focused on … [Read more...]

Building A Business Case For Diversity and Inclusion

Global and Cultural Effectiveness Viewpoint: Building a Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion By Rashi Dubey, Global HR Business Partner, and Arlene S. Hirsch, MA, LCPC Mar 19, 2018 LI Lesley Slaton Brown comes from a diverse family background, which not only helps her develop a deep understanding of different cultures, practices and … [Read more...]

Harnessing the Potential of Workplace Friendships

Rashi Dubey has experienced the benefits of workplace friendships firsthand. As a global HR business partner at Hewlett-Packard in greater New York City, she finds that being friends with the people she works with enables her to be more effective in her role. These friendships help keep her "plugged into the grapevine" so she can find out what's … [Read more...]

Why Empathetic HR Leaders Are More Effective

Empathy is a critical HR leadership skill. It helps build and sustain positive workplace relationships, foster diversity and inclusion, encourage cooperation and collaboration, and facilitate conflict management. Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, a member of the SHRM board of directors, discovered the power of empathy very early in his career. As a newly … [Read more...]

How To Become a More Fearless HR Leader

Step out into the unknown to find career challenge and fulfillment Steve Cadigan began his HR career as a recruiter for a small fashion startup. A transition into a generalist role with a commercial insurance company provided a larger playing field and an opportunity to excel in a corporate environment. As a destination company (where … [Read more...]

Designing and Implementing An Effective Onboarding Strategy

Onboarding is getting a much-needed makeover. Traditionally, onboarding has been treated as a single event rather than a process: New hires are passive participants in a one- or two-day orientation. They receive information about policies and procedures, sign lots of paperwork, and are perhaps given a tour. Current changes in the workplace … [Read more...]

4 Ways for HR to Overcome Aging Workforce Issues

The aging of the U.S. workforce has been called the "silver tsunami." Ten thousand Baby Boomers turn 65 every day—a trend that began in 2011 and will continue until 2030. Despite their reputation for being workaholics, their average retirement age is 61 to 65, which means that the workplace needs to prepare for a veritable tidal wave of turnover. … [Read more...]