Newsletter – April 17, 2018

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How to create a hiring rubric, building trust, and more!

Dear Friends,

Spring is in full swing, and whether you’re getting ready to hire new staff, working on building trust with staff, or itching to Marie Kondo your work life, we have something for you. This month, we bring you an assortment of goodies, including an article on using hiring rubrics to mitigate bias, a simple equation to solve a complicated problem, and some tips for reclaiming your time.


Jerry Hauser and Monna Wong

Stuff You Can Use

Mitigate Bias in Hiring with a Simple Rubric

Last time, we talked about testing for race and identity competency in hiring. Next up for equity and hiring, we have a piece on using rubrics to mitigate bias in your hiring process, plus a nifty starter document that includes a template and samples.

Check it out.

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

Trust is the secret sauce to great management: it elevates a dish from good to great, can rescue a mediocre one, and requires a delicate but hearty balance of a few key flavors. So how can you make sure it’s not the missing ingredient in your management? What does it take for managers to build and repair trust among their staff? This piece from First Round shares a simple equation that may help.

Read it here.

Blast From the Past

How to Solve Four of the Biggest Time Crunch Problems

Is spring cleaning on your agenda this month? Your time could use some decluttering too! This blast from the past offers practical tips for handling four of the most common time crunch problems (and no, it does not involve asking yourself if that meeting about your communications strategy brings you joy).

Read the piece.

Management Mavens

Interview with Natalie S. Burke, CEO of CommonHealth ACTION

Our friends at La Piana Consulting launched Black & Bold: Perspectives on Leadership, a series of interviews with Black women leaders. The latest interview is with Natalie S. Burke, President and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION, who talks about building an organization from the ground up, dealing with organizational tension by orchestrating constructive discomfort, and being a “shock absorber.”

Read it here.

Upcoming Courses & Webinars!

Sign up for one of our upcoming courses in Washington, D.C.:

And be sure to check out our full list of trainings and new dates for all of 2018!

It’s also not too late to register for one of these free webinars on preventing and addressing sexual harassment:

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