#6Things: I’m so Fancy, Gender Fender Bender and the Challenger (Nov. 23)

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Are you ready for the workweek? Not until you read these 6 things. We have all the news fit to print!

LAURIE IS SENTIMENTAL

Using her Cuba delegation as an amazing cover, Laurie Ruettimann got sentimental during her sabbatical and called out some pretty great blogs, including THIS ONE. But also Jessica Miller Merrell, Matt Charney, Paul Hebert, Sabrina Baker, Jennifer McClureTim Sackett and Matt Stollak! (Laurie Ruettimann)
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A CEO’s GUIDE TO GENDER INEQUALITY

Progressive executives know that gender equality is not only the right thing to do but also the smart thing. That’s why more CEOs, heads of state, and university leaders are committing themselves to gender-equality goals for the institutions they lead. Bergh, berg, blerbity blergh. I am glad that people are addressing this, especially the peeps over at McKinsey which seem very fancy and rich. But also? Check out this Bedchel test for chicks at conferences. (Monica Rogati Twitter)
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BREANNE HARRIS ASKED

A great question recently. What conferences are legit good to go to? I mean, let’s be real, there is a new conference every minute in the HR Tech and Recruiting world and while I’d love to get free drinks at every darn one of them, that’s not good for my liver, or targeting the appropriate person. SO….try these: HR California, HR Indiana, HR Florida, HRPA, and HR West. Also, you should know that LRP, who already handles HRTech just bought RecruitingTrends. So I guess the conference space is mirroring the actual HRTech space?? (A press release I saw on FB)

Hire Challengers

Look, I hate being challenged as much as the next person, but apparently, not only is it good for humility’s sake…it prepares you for teenagers and also, is good for your company. Hire people that disagree with you to increase your challenge factor and also, ulcers. (Lifehacker)

DIDJA KNOW THAT

Greenhouse bought an onboarding solution in Parklet, which means it’s going to be a thousand times more threatening in the near future. Maybe ease up on the retargeting and hardcore sales calls and focus on how much people still love you, Greenhouse? (Talent Product Plays)

ALSO, I AM FANCY

If you haven’t heard the news, I was recently appointed to this very fancy advisory board and I am looking for smart people to work on it with me. It’s cooler than most other things out there. Check it (and peep the release).

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