People Strategy Briefing | April 2019


People Strategy Briefing | April 2019
Our monthly update - carefully selected & neatly compiled - of everything you should know and read about the wonderful world of talent, leadership & organizations.

Automation is here to stay. And it will replace roughly 25% of occupations in the US alone. And whose jobs will mostly be affected by this? You may have guessed it: Women, blue-collar workers, minorities.

Hiring can sometimes feel a bit like a hit-or-miss game. There’s always a little bit of uncertainty whether the excellent candidate you recruited will turn out to be an equally excellent employee. If their CV exhibits these 8 patterns, they likely turn out to be a hit.

Most (if not all) jobs in our fast-paced, globalized world require constant learning & development, while university degrees only reflect that you learned something specific at a certain point in time. Nevertheless, most employers & recruiters still cling to candidates with a degree. But does higher education really prepare people for jobs?

You missed this year’s Wharton People Analytics Conference? No worries, so did we. Thankfully, David Green took the time to write down his impressions, learnings and key takeaways for all of us.

We usually don’t like being told we’re doing something wrong but this article’s very constructive criticism of current hiring practices should be the exception. Especially since it offers useful tips & strategies on how to get better at recruiting & retaining employees.   

2 years after the start of the #MeToo movement, a lot of companies are still trying to figure out how to tackle harassment in the workplace and what kind of regulations and standards to put in place to encourage employees to come forward. Here’s a simple & effective way to empower survivors.

Discrimination in the workplace often also occurs in much more subtle ways than harassment. This article exposes some hidden biases that women and minorities face in their daily professional lives.

What if the current massive transition of work culture didn’t have to be just about getting more work done faster but instead about people having a feeling of agency in their jobs? This text looks at how we can find equilibrium in our work.


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