the red report.

  • 11 30
    2020

    BAD HIRE? ADVICE FROM TOP EXECUTIVES

    What do you do when you have hired someone who, once on board, is not a good hire? No one intends to make bad hiring decisions but for a variety of reasons, they happen. In this time of a COVID-19 pandemic, with so much hiring being done virtually, there may be an increased chance of making a bad hire.

    We interviewed a number of leaders and, interestingly, most offered the same advice. Within three to ...

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  • 11 19
    2020

    Thanksgiving Might be Cancelled this Holiday Season

    I open our annual blog with this outlandish headline. Although it attempts at black comedy, it also sums up the bizarre nature of this year. The past nine months of sheltering in place, giving up travel (if anyone had told me this Road Warrior would be grounded for 9 months I would have laughed and said NFW!), donning a mask in public, remaining six feet from others, and generally reevaluating life as we know it ...

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  • 11 06
    2020

    The New Normal: No Business Travel, Permanent Remote Policies, and a Harder Look at Gender Inequalities

    Morticia Adams of the iconic Addams Family once said, “Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” And, while it may be normal for a virus to spread among people, the coronavirus, as we all know too well, has been chaotic for companies, albeit the world.

    Now, nearly nine months in, these “short-term adjustments” have become new normals. For employees, most have settled into personal new normals that ...

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  • 10 23
    2020

    AMY CONEY BARRETT IS POISED, BUT ARE MEN DESCRIBED AS POISED? A LOOK AT UNCONCIOUS BIAS

     

    This year has brought a slate of challenges for businesses to navigate. A global pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy, causing many businesses to reduce their workforce, or to close entirely. While 2020 will always be remembered as the year of COVID-19, social justice has (rightly) shared much of the headlines. The struggles outlined by the Black Lives Matter movement have highlighted just how far we are from true racial equality in our society ...

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