Close the Wage Gap

Want to know how to close the wage gap in pay? Here are three ways. Close it. It’s nice when people talk about the complexities and nuances of the labor market and then fold in a discussion on intrinsic motivation and capitalism. Those people are avoiding an honest conversation about accountability. If you want to…

Social Media, HR and CIA Drug Trafficking

There’s a conspiracy theory out there that the CIA has been involved in drug trafficking since the 1960s. Starting with America’s involvement in Southeast Asia (remember that old war?) through our current conflict in Afghanistan, people on the internet believe that the CIA moved drugs across the globe to impact political outcomes while simultaneously working to distribute crack…

Make Your CHRO Panel Better

I’m the queen of helping vendors put on better conferences, but nobody asks me to touch the obligatory CHRO panel. That’s too bad. A CHRO panel looks the same at nearly every event. The interviewer always asks Chief HR Officers about policy and culture with an eye towards a “holistic bigger picture” that is never…

Travel and Art

Hey, everybody. I’ll be at WorkHuman, next week. (It’s a conference about work-life balance. Want to go? I know a woman. She has a sweet deal. Just let me know and we’ll find a way to get you there that won’t kill your travel budget.) I’m excited about WorkHuman, but I also know that I…

The Gig Economy is a Lie

This past year, I began working with a start-up company on a big idea that required more and more of my attention. As the work ratcheted up, I was swamped with stuff to do. My other consulting services needed to be dialed down. Unfortunately, the start-up company hit a snag. I am now looking for…