Talent Leadership Articles

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    5 Effective Strategies for Cultivating an Inclusive Workplace Now

    February 25, 2021

    As many companies reassessed their diversity and inclusion efforts last year, there was a growing sense that even with all the ambitious goal-setting, something was missing: company-wide accountability. “One of my peers in talent acquisition last year said, ‘Hey, we’re the only ones being held on the hook for these aspirations. What about retention?’” says Danny...

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    5 Signals That You're Operating as a Talent Advisor

    February 18, 2021

    I’ve written a lot about what it means to be a talent advisor, how recruiters can turn their role into one that’s more strategic, and which methods are best to engage and influence hiring managers so that they’re better at their jobs. And through my consulting firm, Recruiting Toolbox, I’ve trained countless recruiters all over the world. But now I’d like to...

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    3 Strategies from Top Talent Leaders for a More Equitable and Inclusive Workplace

    February 17, 2021

    Companies everywhere are working hard to get it right in terms of diversity — and for nearly all, that’s still a work in progress. “If you are taking steps, it doesn’t have to be perfect,” says Danny Guillory, head of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Dropbox. “Diversity efforts are never going to be perfect. They’re always going to be a sideways journey.”...

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    Join 3 Talent Leaders for a Discussion on How to Create a...

    January 27, 2021

    We are living in a watershed period for racial justice and diversity, inclusion, and belonging. The ongoing global health crisis,...

  • "None of us get to ‘own’ an employee. If someone’s hiring an employee from your team, that’s not poaching. That’s two managers collaborating for the win of the company.” — Chuck Edward, corporate vice president of HR at Microsoft

    10 Insights From Talent Leaders That Will Help You Prepare ...

    January 7, 2021

    The events of 2020 had a monumental impact on the way companies hire, manage, and develop talent. It’s enough to make you wonder what...

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    Leading Through COVID-19: 10 Leadership Lessons from...

    December 28, 2020

    Having had the privilege of working in the recruitment industry for the past two decades, not only have I seen huge amounts of...