Too Late? Never!

I was taking a noontime walk earlier this week, when I encountered this sign on the side of a bus stop shelter. Too late?  Too late for job training after 24? Of course, many of you know that Job Corps is a program aimed at providing job training for the 16-24 group. A way toContinue Reading

Goals, Actions, and Intent – Part 3

Most of us know about making objectives SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound). But here’s the next thing I think you should consider. Ideally, your objectives reflect change and growth. So, after setting SMART Objectives, what about a smart plan to achieve them? We don’t change and grow accidentally. We need a plan. In myContinue Reading

Fit and Diversity

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? If I asked you to sketch a typical jigsaw puzzle piece, you would likely draw something that looks like a box or rectangle with a combination of two appendages and two cutouts. The standard non-edge piece. In practice, evenContinue Reading

How The Introvert Fits – Why Your Interview Process May Be Letting You Down

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? Remember the interview team from Monday’s post? Well, they have had another candidate in today and it is time for the debrief. Let’s Join Joe, Maryan, and the Hiring Manager as they delve into their thoughts on today’s candidate.Continue Reading

Collisions of Fit and Culture Change

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? Good fit isn’t always about a hiring decision. Sometimes it is about a firing or resigning decision. For a brief period of my career, I worked for Crown Zellerbach, a paper company with headquarters in San Francisco. My roleContinue Reading

If The Employee Fits…..

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? Have you ever attended a local road race and paid attention to the diversity of the runners? The ones I go to are attended by a broad array of people. At the finish line of a local race thisContinue Reading

What The Heck Does ‘Fit’ Mean Anyway?

It’s “fit” week here at the HR Introvert. Does anyone really know what that word means? The interview team gets together at the end of the day to discuss their findings of the candidate. “I liked her,” says Joe, leading off. “I thought she presented herself well and would be able to do the job.Continue Reading