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

Mind Your C’s – Culture Attributes to Look For

Where there is a workplace, people congregate. They talk. They exchange ideas. They develop solutions. Sometimes, they develop solutions that can advance the business in a big way. And then at other times, they develop solutions to problems that might have nothing to do with improving the results. Like finding ways to get rid ofContinue Reading

Talent – When Enough is Not Enough

One of the things I am known for at work is my view that we sometimes over-design or over-think things. One of my coworkers refers to this as the GSD – Gardner Sufficiency Doctrine.  It’s that point in a process where you realize continued investment will yield diminished returns.  Some people call it the 80/20Continue Reading

Introversion is Not A Special Case

It seems that my LinkedIn newsfeed is getting more and more populated by articles about the poor, misunderstood introvert. Introverts are getting recognized as having a certain kind of quiet power, and so much is being written about how to manage this character in the business world. Like any other label, “Introvert” is about aContinue Reading