I’m getting ready to take a few weeks off from work (which is a little scary as a freelancer!), but before I put up my virtual “Out of office” sign, I thought it’d be fun to put together a round-up of some of the projects I’ve been working on lately.
I’ve been collaborating with my former employer Greenhouse on a number of fun and thought-provoking projects. In honor of Women’s History Month, I wrote What We Can Learn from Women’s History: 10 Inspiring Career Stories and Celebrating 10 Powerful Women in Talent. I loved learning about these amazing women and their accomplishments!
We’ve also launched a new series called “Growing in the Greenhouse,” which features interviews with current Greenhouse employees that explore their career paths and current roles. So far, we’ve published one with special education teacher turned front-end developer Ellie Wawrzaszek and recruiting coordinator AJ Biggers. Stay tuned for several more posts in this series!
I recently had the opportunity to interview Amy O’Callaghan and Jenn Atkins from Snagajob about the continuous discovery coaching they went through with Teresa Torres of Product Talk. It was fascinating to learn how Teresa helped them transform their approach to work so that they’re always conducting research and learning from customers. Check out the full interview, What a Good Continuous Discovery Team Looks Like.
Over on the Teamable Blog, I’ve conducted a few “Phone Screens.” We turned the tables on recruiters to ask them the questions, and their answers are definitely enlightening! Learn their tips and tricks, what they love about their roles, and what they wish they could change about their industry. Check out this interview with Jenna Aronow, founder of Aronow Recruiting and this one with Ariana Moon, Senior Recruiter at Greenhouse.
Feedback has been the name of the game at Zugata and I’ve recently contributed two eBooks to their resource library: Why Feedback Drives a High-Performance Culture and How to Deliver High-Quality Feedback That Drives Performance.
Interesting tidbits I’ve learned from my research for these eBooks: Most employees crave feedback. There’s actually a relationship between the amount of feedback employees receive and how engaged they are in their work. But many managers shy away from giving constructive feedback. If that sounds like you, definitely check out the second eBook for some practical tips to help overcome the fear of feedback!
Udemy for Business
I recently started contributing to the Udemy for Business blog and I love getting the chance to explore a wide variety of topics related to learning and development in the workplace.
Many companies are coming into a little extra cash as a result of changes in the corporate tax code. In How to Use Your Corporate Tax Break to Help Your Employees, I investigate how companies can ensure they spend this money in a way that has a lasting benefit for employees.
In Why Your Employees Are Leaving—And 5 Ways to Help Them Stay, I look into the relationship between growth and learning opportunities and employee retention and offer a few tips to help employers keep their people engaged and challenged.
Interested in working with me in the future? You can get in touch with me here to kick off a conversation!