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  • newTop 5 #Workplace Blogs of the Week
    Who doesn’t love reading the top five blogs of the week? These are blogs that I have personally read throughout the week and have found fantastic. Not going to lie that over half of these, if not most are coming from HRBlogger.info because it’s a…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:17pm -
  • newYou Can’t Do Everything: Prioritize What Needs To Be Done
    You can’t do everything and there will always be more to do. This is one of those non-negotiable aspects of reality that is best to just accept. When you do this, it will be easier to make decisions about how to invest your precious time, energy, a…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:17pm -
  • newLinkedIn Profile for College Students 2014
    College students and new grads are the fastest growing demographic on LinkedIn. It makes sense because students now know that they need to be active on LinkedIn to create an impressive digital presence and to find internships and first jobs. Are you…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:17pm -
  • newTis the Season – HR Get Your Teams Ready for the Holidays
    I have spent the last few weekends looking at online deals for gift giving — who am I kidding, I start my holiday shopping in June. My first jobs were in retail, as was my first HR job. I remember working holidays many years in a row. As a teen, I…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:17pm -
  • newThese Employee Turnover Myths are Hurting Your Company
    There’s a lot of misinformation out there regarding employee turnover. Some “experts” recommend employers keep an almost hypervigilant watch on turnover rates, while others recommend employers stop worrying about the rates altogether! Despite a…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:17pm -
  • newFocus on 4 Characteristics of Attitude as the Employee Loyalty Barometer
    Henry Ford understood that for a company to be successful, the best employees must be loyal to the company.  In order to reduce the high turnover rates and increase productivity, he did something that turned his company into a powerhouse for several…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:17pm -
  • newConfessions of the Recruitment Industry [INFORGRAPHIC]
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Learn how the top secret confessions of the recruitment industry. Top Highlight…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:17pm -
  • Where The Jobs Are & Where The Candidates Are [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Do you know where your candidates are? Beyond.com gives us an interesting infor…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 3:17pm -
  • The Year in the Life of a Recruiter [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! I thought this inforgraphic was pretty fun. As a recruiter what do you agree wi…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 3:17pm -
  • The Growing Value of Employer Brands [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Join our webinar on 11/12/14 at 12 PM CST about how to create an awesome employ…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:17pm -
  • How to Implement an Employee Referral Program [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Employee referrals are one of the most lucrative ways to hire employees. Accord…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:17pm -
  • TalentCircles and SwoopTalent Announce Alliance #hrtechconf
      TalentCircles© Inc., an interactive talent acquisition platform hailed as one of the most transformative HR technology solutions by enabling organizations to create and nurture their talent pools announces a strategic relationship with SwoopTalen…
    - 45 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 3:19pm -
  • I’ve Fallen Out of Love with Twitter
    For the last 6 years, Twitter has been the glue that has held my community together. It has facilitated client relationships, business opportunities and even introduced me to best friends. Twitter has been the secret sauce that has catapulted my blog…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 2:35am -
  • The Why Behind HR Technology’s Hype Cycle
    I’ve been giving a lot of thought these days to the adoption speed or lack there of when it comes to human resources technology. In trying to explain the cycle, I’ve taken a page from Gartner and how the cycle moves. Adoption is often very slow w…
    - 20 May 14, 11:17am -
  • How to Sell to HR: Current Advertising & Marketing Trends
    The human capital and HR industry is a hard nut to crack. It’s an elitist and exclusive female dominated bunch. The men in the industry likely came from the recruiting or operations side of the house. Outsiders are viewed skeptically particularly t…
    - 19 Feb 14, 8:25pm -
  • Your Company Careers Page is the Heart of Your Employment Brand
    Not too long ago, I wrote about the 9 channels of employment branding. Employment branding is one piece of your overall recruitment strategy. It is the most strategic part of your recruiting plans and activities. Employment branding incorporates trad…
    - 12 Feb 14, 3:52pm -
  • The Difference Between an HR Business Partner & Just HR
    Human Resources. HR. It’s an industry that is elusive in understanding to many including your CEO, hiring manager or employees. Just exactly who is HR and what do they do for your business, compliance and for the employee? I’ve often said that HR…
    - 5 Feb 14, 2:17pm -
  • The Top Three Trends for Enterprise Social Media at Work
      Earlier today, I talked at Social HR Camp in San Francisco about the 7 uses of enterprise social media at work. I’m seeing three important trends for social media use at work especially for the large enterprise organization when it comes to impl…
    - 6 Dec 13, 11:02pm -

DATIS HR Cloud

  • newFamily Empowerment
    This DATIS blog article, “Family Empowerment“, was originally shared on the site Heroes in Recovery, by Jordan on May 23rd, 2013 and was reposted with permission. Anyone that has dealt with addiction, either directly or indirectly, knows it a…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:52pm -
  • newThe Essentials of Effective Performance Reviews
    There are only two months remaining in the year, and many are about to face their annual performance review. During performance reviews, managers evaluate job performance, discuss whether departmental goals were reached, and provide feedback about po…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:54pm -
  • Freedom
    This DATIS blog article, “Freedom“, was originally shared on the site Heroes in Recovery, by Jordan on April 10th, 2013 and was reposted with permission. Freedom is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as: “Liberation from slavery or restra…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 1:39pm -
  • How to Succeed Exponentially
    This DATIS blog article, “How to Succeed Exponentially“, was originally written by Donald Latumahina, Life Optimizer, in November 2014 and was reposted with permission. What do you think is the secret to exponential success? What do you think…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 1:51pm -
  • Build Organizational Capacity with Analytics
    An organization’s most valuable asset is often the people. Without a skillfull, knowledgeable, and committed workforce it is nearly impossible to reach success. An organization must attain and retain top talent by using modern tools to effectively…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 1:49pm -
  • So You Don’t Have Time to Be a Trusted Advisor?
    This DATIS blog article, “’So You Don’t Have Time to Be a Trusted Advisor?“, was originally written by Charlie Green, Trust Matters, on June 5th, 2013 and was reposted with permission. One of the more frequent comments I get in talking abo…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 1:28pm -

HR Schoolhouse

  • newEmployment Life Cycle: The Retention Factor #EWS2014
    I’ve been partnering with my friends at Spherion to share some information from their 2014 Emerging Workforce Study; see below for full disclosure details. One thing we all strive for is to create a linkage between our talent programs and stra…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:48pm -
  • Salute to Volunteers – #SHRMLead
    This week, close to 900 volunteer leaders will gather in Washington D.C. for the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Volunteer Leaders’ Summit. With a theme this year of “Prepare. Change. Lead.” the event is designed to prepare chapter…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:15pm -
  • Information Exchange – #KronosWorks
    I recently got back from KronosWorks 2014, the annual conference for Kronos users which Kronos defines as ‘the world’s largest management information exchange.’ And yes – I can attest having attended for two years now – there is a vast exch…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 8:03pm -
  • Exploring Art AND Science #KronosWorks
    I’m in Las Vegas attending KronosWorks 2014 which is the user conference for Kronos customers. There are about 2,500 global attendees here (including IT, HR, and Payroll professionals) making it to the top of all-time attendance numbers for the eve…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 6:09pm -
  • When is an HR Job…NOT an HR Job?
    There’s always a lot of chatter about the upcoming demise of HR; will the profession adapt and change in order to remain viable, effective and relevant in the future world of work? Ah yes…but the future is here: Technology has reshaped how people…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 1:05pm -
  • It’s a Book. It’s Humane. It’s Personnel?
    Last year, the wonderful David D’Souza (@dds180) conceived, created and curated a book called Humane, Resourced: A Book of Blogs. With contributions from more than 50 HR professionals, bloggers and writers, it charted on Amazon as a top selling HR…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 1:00pm -

Micheal Vandervort

  • Work viewed through a constant lens
    Video is ubiquitous in our society today. We are on camera nearly all the time, whether we are aware of it or not. I’ll be driving to the airport this morning to catch a flight from Orlando to San Antonio. I’m on camera as I leave my neighborhood…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 12:15pm -
  • You can check in, but they’ll check you out
    Hotel Room Privacy This has been viewed a couple million times, but that doesn’t make it any less creepy given that I stay in a hotel room almost weekly, just like many of you.  Yet another privacy issue to worry about (or simply choose to ignore)…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 9:01am -
  • Your Employee’s Personal Information is at Risk
     Guarding the HR Data In a world of data breaches, here’s a case of data breach that should send cold shivers down the spine of HR departments everywhere. In the past few months, I have received four new credit cards from my credit union due to da…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 12:31pm -
  • Important Labor Relations update for restaurant and franchise owners #NLRB
    Politico has a really great column dealing with labor relations issues called Morning Shift.  Lately, I’m reading every day.  Today they ran a story in which NLRB General Counsel RIchard Griffin discusses the status of “Joint Employer” cases…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:12pm -
  • Life lessons from (almost) 30 years in HR
    Highs and Lows are part of every career  I wrote a post on my old blog back in January 2010 called Life Lessons from 25 years in Human Resources. I recently had occasion to revisit that post when someone reached out to me for some help in discussing…
    - 28 days ago, 25 Oct 14, 12:32pm -
  • Working in the Sharing Economy
    Interesting story about a work stoppage by Uber drivers. In the sharing economy, you don’t actually have to stop going to work to go on stirke, you just have to turn off your app. According to the website In These Times, by In These Times, Uber dri…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:24am -

Hacker Rank Blog

  • newIntroducing DroidRank: Source, Screen, and Hire the Best Android Developers
    With the explosion of mobile devices across the planet talented mobile developers have become a lot like gold: always worth their weight, and always in short supply. Unfortunately for hiring managers and recruiters, not only are the talented mobile d…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:24pm -
  • newHackerRank Expands Its Technical Recruiting Platform To Mobile With DroidRank
    HackerRank, a technical recruiting platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield finalist, today announced it is expanding into mobile with the launch of DroidRank. Recruiters could already test for Java skills on the service (in addition to 15…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 9:20pm -
  • Coding challenges landed me a job at Rocket Fuel
    By Jay Pandya It goes without saying that there are some incredible hackers solving coding challenges within our community. Today we’re highlighting Jay Pandya. After competing in one of our codesprints, he landed his dream job at Rocket Fuel. Jay…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 9:09pm -
  • Want a successful business? Get gaming.
    (CNN) – Business is a game, as Bill Gates observed, and in the modern workplace any distinction is fast dissolving. Firms are increasingly adopting the principles of successful gaming and applying them to the office to build teams of problem solve…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 8:43pm -
  • Amplify uses HackerRank to vet candidates for its dev team
    HackerRank is a platform for vetting devs, which has been used by Brooklyn’s largest tech employer, Amplify, since HackerRank’s earlier incarnation as InterviewStreet. According to Matt Yardeni, Amplify’s Recruiting Director, who we previous…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 4:27pm -
  • Hackers + Prizes + Pizza: Back2School CodeSprint Recap
    A few weeks ago, 600 college students from 87 universities across the nation put their schoolwork aside and unleashed their inner hacker by competing in our Back2School CodeSprint, our version of a hackathon. This was their shot to flex their hacker…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 10:34pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

  • HR Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy
    HR Cinema is an ongoing feature here at The Employer’s Lawyer.  It combines my love of movies with my passion for human resources and employment law.  Please feel free to suggest movies in the comments and I will do my best to incorporate your su…
    - 93 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:47pm -
  • HR Cinema: Ocean’s 11
    HR Cinema is an ongoing feature here at The Employer’s Lawyer.  It combines my love of movies with my passion for human resources and employment law.  Please feel free to suggest movies in the comments and I will do my best to incorporate your su…
    - 6 Aug 14, 1:30pm -
  • HR Cinema: Casablanca
    HR Cinema is an ongoing feature here at The Employer’s Lawyer.  It combines my love of movies with my passion for human resources and employment law.  Please feel free to suggest movies in the comments and I will do my best to incorporate your su…
    - 30 Jul 14, 1:25pm -
  • HR Cinema: Wreck-It Ralph
    HR: Cinema is an ongoing feature here at The Employer’s Lawyer.  It combines my love of movies with my passion for human resources and employment law.  Please feel free to suggest movies in the comments and I will do my best to incorporate your s…
    - 2 Jun 14, 1:00pm -
  • HR Cinema: Road House
    This week on HR Cinema, we’re going to look at one of my personal favorite movies from the 80s (possibly because TNT and USA played it 4 times a day when I was at a very impressionable age), Road House starring the one and only Patrick Swayze.  Ju…
    - 27 May 14, 1:00pm -
  • HR Cinema: Iron Man
    HR: Cinema will be a new ongoing feature here at The Employer’s Lawyer.  It combines my love of movies with my passion for human resources and employment law.  Please feel free to suggest movies in the comments and I will do my best to incorporat…
    - 19 May 14, 2:00pm -

Work4Labs

  • How to Hire Retail Employees
    The retail industry has one of the highest turnover rates and therefore is one of the most difficult to keep staffed. Staff is always fluctuating due to consumer spending. Some seasons have more personnel than others. The pay is usually Continue read…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 6:31pm -
  • Niche Recruiting for Hiring Specialized Talent
    Recruiting! It’s all the rage. Whenever I ask human resources professionals and managers, what’s their number one problem today, the answer is always “Recruiting and Retention.” There is a link between recruiting strategies and retention numb…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:33pm -
  • Trouble Hiring Nurses? Here’s How You Can Find Them
      Nursing shortage is giving hospitals headaches and recruiters fits Hiring Nurses is a challenge. First of all there is a definite shortage in the United States. Since the recession, the healthcare industry has been an exploding sector for job Cont…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:30pm -
  • Three Things You Need to Know About Social Recruiting, Part 3 – Social Job Distribution
    I get it, you’ve got a vacancy and you need to fill it fast. But spray ‘n’ pray on social media won’t work! In fact, it’ll undo all the good work you’ve done building a following. In part one we Continue reading →
    - 60 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:32pm -
  • Build a Better Candidate Experience with Mobile Recruiting
    Mobile is not the next big thing, it IS the big thing. The reasons are plain and simple, nearly everyone has a smartphone and a tablet, nearly everyone is on social media and it’s more efficient and cost effective than Continue reading →
    - 72 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 3:25pm -
  • 5 More Reasons to Start Social Recruiting Today
    Recently, we shared 4 Reasons to Start Social Recruiting Today. Social recruiting can significantly change the way you hire candidates. It allows you to quickly and easily engage with potential candidates, both passive and active, on a more personal…
    - 74 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 4:01pm -

PeopleGoal Blog

  • Employee engagement: The secret recipe
    Employee engagement: The secret recipeOrganizations with high employee engagement are more likely to outperform those with low employee engagement because engaged employees are more committed and motivated with their work. The concept of “employe…
    - 15 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • A case for continuous and connected employee performance management
    A case for continuous and connected employee performance managementSophie is a marketing assistant for a fast growing technology company. She joined the company a year ago and she is about to write her performance review for a performance discussio…
    - 18 May 14, 11:00pm -
  • Conducting Sentiment Analysis with PeopleGoal
    Conducting Sentiment Analysis with PeopleGoalOne of our central theses at PeopleGoal is that if we're able to increase the employee engagement in performance management then we can give some really valuable data back to our clients; data that will…
    - 24 Mar 14, 12:00am -
  • The 10 Best Places To Work For in the past 5 years
    The 10 best places to work for in the past 5 yearsCreating a great workplace can increase your ROI as a company. According to GreatPlaceToWork the Fortune 100 Best Companies provide more than 2x the return to shareholders of companies not on the li…
    - 18 Mar 14, 12:00am -
  • Does ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) increase employee productivity?
    Does ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) increase employee productivity?Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) is an employee performance management approach created by Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler where employees are paid for their output (result…
    - 3 Mar 14, 12:00am -
  • Leadership styles and the millennials: What is their leadership style?
    Leadership styles and the millennials: What is their leadership style?"Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way." - General George PattonFrom Jack Welch and Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg there can be many leadership styles based on the leader's c…
    - 25 Feb 14, 12:00am -

Talent Circles

  • newUsing Technology to Build an Employment Brand
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellThere is no doubt that the technology we have seen introduced in the recruiting space in the last several years has changed us for the better. Today’s applicant tracking systems and candidate relationship management system…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • newWhy HR & Information Technology Departments Should Play Nice
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell  In our day and age, it’s nearly impossible to be a part of society without embracing technology. Everywhere we go, there’s a smart phone firmly planted in our hands and at usually at least one other, maybe more, elect…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:05pm -
  • How to Effectively Measure Your Social Recruiting Strategy – Part 3
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellSocial media is an enormous part of your social recruiting strategy, but it is just one piece of a social recruiting strategy and it has to make sense in the grand scheme of your goals. I talked in part one of this series abo…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • The art and science of diversity recruiting
    By Marylene Delbourg-DelphisDiversity management is fairly straightforward once people are employees. Diversity reports show how successful (or unsuccessful) companies are. Most are only moderately successful at best, not because they do not want di…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 3:55pm -
  • How to Effectively Measure Your Social Recruiting Campaigns – Part 2
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellIn part one this series on how to effectively measure your social recruiting campaigns, I discussed the need for a new kind of metrics and how the first step in measuring is identifying your strategy so you’ll know what typ…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • How to Effectively Measure Your Social Recruiting Campaigns – Part 1
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellOnce upon a time, in a not-so-far-away land, social media was not so commonplace. It may have been on the scene for a few years, but it was still pretty strange to all of us. Our companies slowly started adopting it as a way…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 3:00pm -

Blogging4Jobs

How to Enter in HR Credits into HRCI
With the new HRCI recertification platform changing, here are some advice and tips on how to use the new system and enter in your recert credits quickly and easily!
- 29 Jan 14, 4:45pm -
Crowdsourcing Feedback is New Trend in Employee Reviews
via YouTube Capture
- 18 Jun 13, 6:30pm -
Rushing water at Indian hills & 36th street in Norman. Crazy flood!
via YouTube Capture
- 1 Jun 13, 4:24am -
Ryleigh Talking on Skype
Ryleigh talks to her daddy on Skype while he's away and traveling for work
- 1 Dec 11, 1:24pm -
Carrie Corbin Talent Net Live Mar 2011
Carrie Corbin discusses AT&T's social media recruitment and mobile technology strategies at the 2011 Talent Net Live Conference in Austin, TX. http://www.blogging4jobs.com/toolbox-hr
- 18 Jul 11, 3:20am -
#shrm11 Vendor Hall
Jessica Miller-Merrell walks the 2011 SHRM Conference vendor hall to find super heros from Manpower. Learn more at http://blogging4jobs.com.
- 28 Jun 11, 9:41pm -

HR Ringleader

  • What’s Killing Creativity in our Students?
    How people become tenacious. Is it a characteristic you're born with or can we learn tenacity?
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 2:28pm -
  • HCMx Radio- My New Podcast Brings Research to HR Pros
    Today is an exciting day at Brandon Hall Group; it’s launch day for our radio podcast, HCMx Radio.
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 11:24am -
  • HR Happy Hour #194: Small Improvements
    Everyone seems to hate on Performance Management and one of the reasons is that the process has often been overengineered and over-complicated. Check out Small Improvements to get some insights into how you can change that in your organization, while…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 3:39pm -
  • The Importance of Getting Someone’s Name Right
    We all love to hear people use our names. It gives the impression that we matter and that they are paying attention. When the opposite happens and the wrong name is used, the negative effect can be far greater than had they not used the name at all…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:22am -
  • Purge Your “To Do” List Today
    No one wants to keep hearing how busy you are or how overwhelmed you are. Take control. Eliminate the excess.
    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:02am -

People Equation

  • newIs a Global CEO’s Grueling Travel Schedule Necessary?
    Is a burned-out CEO the New Normal of the globally connected world? That seems to be the premise of a recent article I read titled, “Death on a Moscow Runway: The Modern, Homeless CEO.” (How’s that for grim imagery?) I take issue with the idea…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:35am -
  • Favorite Quotes about Following Your Conscience
    This week author Frank Sonnenberg published his latest book, Follow Your Conscience: Make a Difference in Your Life & in the Lives of Others. You can read my review here. The book is a series of essays on the important things in life—which Frank re…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 11:35am -
  • Follow Your Conscience by @FSonnenberg
    When my son was three years old, he and I had a wonderful teachable moment while shopping. As we left the grocery store with our purchases, I realized that a greeting card I meant to buy had slipped down into the shopping cart. I hadn’t yet paid fo…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 11:30am -
  • Leaders – Use These Tips to Stay Relevant with Younger Workers
    How do you stay current with popular culture references and changes in language? If you’re in a leadership position and have accumulated more than four decades of life experience, chances are that your younger team members might from time to time c…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 11:30am -
  • Don’t Wait Around for the Company CEO to Explain the Vision
    If you’re a manager, did you know that part of your job description includes the ability to translate vague corporate-speak mission and vision statements into actionable tasks for your team? What? You just checked your job description and it says a…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 11:35am -
  • Resources for Feedback, Productive Meetings, Leadership and Career
    Last month’s article for HR Answers was a bit of a smorgasbord. I covered meetings, giving feedback to a colleague and reviewed a total of nine books on popular HR and Leadership themes such as employee engagement, organizational culture, and estab…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 11:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newWill ‘Facebook at Work’ be a LinkedIn Killer?
    At this point you’ve seen the announcement, Facebook has decided to go after some of that ‘professional’ networking money, with a product called Facebook at Work. A space currently owned by the LinkedIn empire.  Who does social networking bett…
    - 24 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:48pm -
  • newSackett’s Office Holiday Party Rules
    It’s fast becoming that time of year when you’ll be invited to office holiday parties across the world!  This is one of my favorite times of the year.  Let’s face it, I’m married and 40sih, the office holiday parties are one of the few time…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:28pm -
  • 6 Faces of Thought Leadership

    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:15pm -
  • T3 – WANTED Analytics
    T3 – Talent Tech Tuesday – is a weekly series here at The Project to educate and inform everyone who stops by on a daily/weekly basis on some great recruiting and sourcing technologies that are on the market.  None of the companies who I highlig…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:28pm -
  • Do Your Employees Really Like Your Organization? #EWS2014
    Hey, gang I’m running a sponsored post by the great folks at Spherion regarding their 2014 Emerging Workforce Study which has some really great data, check it out. I’m a company guy. When I make the decision to go to work for an organization, I…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 12:23pm -
  • 5 Things HR Pros Secretly Have to Deal With
    I really don’t give a hoot if you’re extroverted or introverted, the fact of the matter is I’m sick of you focusing on yourself and how others can pander to your every whim.  You want to know what real HR Pros have to secretly deal with every…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 12:29pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • new10 Reasons Every Recruiter Must Start With An Agency
    It was 1995, and I had just graduated from Ole Miss, the Harvard of the South. I couldn’t fathom what my first job would look like. I considered moving to Memphis, Tennessee but I really didn’t really have any business connections. I packed my th…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • The Global Difference Between a CEO, President, & Managing Director
    I have had the opportunity to talk to a number of different organizations and recruiters around the world over the past year.  One of the countries I blogged about was Australia in the #globalrecruitment series.   Mark Smith, Director of  people2…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 3:56am -
  • 5 Reasons Why You SHOULD Take the Interview
    Recently I have talked to a significant number of individuals about people who are “thinking about” changing jobs.   I would say a majority of the people I have talked to have been in their current job for a number of years.   Though people in…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 4:02am -
  • 3 Key Characteristics of Sucessful Leaders in HR
    What does it take to make an HR organization successful?  What would you say are the key characteristics?  Having the right leaders in place within an organization is essential.  Personally, I believe HR leaders must possess 3 main traits to have…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:29pm -
  • Recruiting Differently- Abled Employees
    A growing trend all over the world, recruitment of differently- abled employees has been on the rise over the last few years. Companies are coming to terms with the various benefits of hiring disabled employees, starting from the leverage derived by…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • The 5 Rules of “Boss Hunting”
    Bosses are a lot like dates, after a certain number of them you know what works and what does not. When I was greener in my professional life, I just wanted a job in the field that I was pursuing. Obviously, a boss was part of joining the company, bu…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 10:03am -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • newWomen Can’t Do Anything Right! #BULLSHIT
    Women Can't Do Anything Right! This sentiment is a belief I grew up with and entered the workplace with fully controlling my life. Of course, as a brand new college graduate entering the workforce I had no idea of its power and influence over me. I c…
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  • The New Rules of Engagement: Individualization
    Yvonne Sell and Georg Vielmetter recently wrote Leadership 2030, a new book outlining how 6 powerful trends are impacting life as we know it. They identified these 6 megatrends as Globalization 2.0, Environmental Crisis, Demographic Change, Digitiza…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Giving Feedback to Managers – Don’t Be Afraid To Speak Up!
    We women in HR definitely have plenty to say about what managers can (and should) do to be more effective.   In fact, we’re often so overwhelmed with what a few of our business or functional managers did and didn’t do, that we don’t know where…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Service Awards – Relevant or Passe?
    There was a time, not very long ago, when service awards as part of most companies’ recognition strategy was the norm.  Employees were regularly honored for a certain number of years of commitment to the organization with anything from a certifica…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Half Empty or Half Full? 3 Tips to Keep it Full
    There is such a prevalence of negative messages in today’s world. The media is chock full of ‘if it bleeds it leads’ coverage…and in some ways we have become conditioned to not only expect the icky news, we feed on it. Yes, I get that it is i…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Learning from the Best HR Bloggers
    Editor’s Note: Several of our Women of HR contributors also host their own blogs.  Today our writer Judy Lindenberger talks about her own quest to continue to improve her blog and blogging skills. If you search the internet for the best HR blogs,…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHRExaminer v5.39
    On December 12th at The Bently Reserve in San Francisco Jeanne Achille, John Sumser, and William Tincup roll out the latest Master Class in HCM.Heather Bussing has the Data, Dots & Detail on big data.John Sumser explores the new Lumesse recruitin…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • Data, Dots & Detail
    So next time people are talking about big data, how it will change our ability to see things, and that all this information will increase our potential knowledge, know that it’s sort of true.
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  • HCM Master Class: Dec 12, San Francisco
    Here's more on our HCM Master Class in San Francisco at The Bently Reserve on December 12, 2014.
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:56am -
  • Where The Innovation Went: Lumesse Goes To SalesForce
    This is the track that Lumesse is taking with its TalentObjects project. With deep funding and an amazingly deep integration with Salesforce.com, the firm is building out a from scratch HR suite nested in the SalesForce Platform. They are going to st…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:38am -
  • HRExaminer Radio: Episode #77: Bob Corlett Part II
    John Sumser talks with Bob Corlett, Founder and President of Staffing Advisors. This is part two of the discussion with Bob Corlett.
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 1:03pm -
  • HRExaminer v5.38
    The battle over great recruiters reigns supreme. In this week’s feature article, Susan LaMotte asks if you’re betting your talent acquisition strategy on long–term performance or short–term wins. Read all about it in, Recruiters Matter in Qua…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 5:20pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

Fistful of Talent

  • newDon’t Count Out The Unlikely
    Dirk Nowitzki made history last week.  He scored enough points to pass my guy, the incredible Hakeem Olajuwon and move into 9th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.  He... Get the RestThe post Don’t Count Out The Unlikely appeared first on…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:18pm -
  • newMy Taylor Swift Letter To The Exec Who Rejected Us
    I had an executive turn down an offer from us quite a while ago. My initial, immature reaction: “Bastard.” I’m kidding, of course. A little. I was angry and hurt.... Get the RestThe post My Taylor Swift Letter To The Exec Who Rejected Us appea…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:24pm -
  • newKris Dunn talks Hard-Knock Recruiter Life: “Can You Turn That Down for Me?”
    One of the things I love about my gig at Kinetix is that in addition to HR stuff, marketing and more, I also get to keep my hand in the... Get the RestThe post Kris Dunn talks Hard-Knock Recruiter Life: “Can You Turn That Down for Me?” appeared…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:28pm -
  • newDon’t Fall In Love
    You’ve heard the meme before, “people don’t leave companies, they leave managers…” right? Sure you have, we all have—it’s repeated more times than you can count. Two things about that: Bullsh-t... Get the RestThe post Don’t Fall In…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:42pm -
  • newLaurie Ruettimann explains What It Means To Be Disruptive and Innovative
    So you want to be disruptive and innovative, eh? You fools. I’m barely disruptive, but when I write something different, people say things like: 1. Oh, Laurie! 2. Isn’t she... Get the RestThe post Laurie Ruettimann explains What It Means To Be D…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:01pm -
  • Negotiation/Influence Skills Separate Average HR Pros From Great Ones…
    Tim Sackett and I reprised a deck we’ve delivered multiple times (including at SHRM National) last week on a HR Executive Magazine webinar sponsored by our friends at SumTotal Systems: How... Get the RestThe post Negotiation/Influence Skills Sepa…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:30pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • The Talent Analytics Market Heats Up With New Cloud Offerings
    Workday Introduces Predictive Analytics: Workday Insights ApplicationsThe market for corporate talent analytics has gotten red hot in the last two years. Almost every major organization we talk...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Nov 14, 10:18pm -
  • The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril
    The HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation.  We are tracking more than 100 new startups in social and referral...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 5:23am -
  • Yes, It’s Perfectly Ok Not To Be A Manager
    A very interesting Careerbuilder survey just found that the majority of employees do not want to be managers. This research, which surveyed over 3,600 employees, found that only 40% of men and 29% of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advi…
    - 60 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 1:01pm -
  • Update on SuccessFactors, Achievers, and Glassdoor
    This week I attended three client conferences – SuccessFactors Successconnect, the Achievers Customer Experience, and the Glassdoor Employment Brand Summit. All three of these companies are...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Ser…
    - 70 days ago, 13 Sep 14, 12:48am -
  • Putting the “Strategic” into Strategic HR (and Management)
    One of the buzzwords we often use in the talent world is “strategic HR.” Given all the administrivia which HR people do, is it really possible for HR to be “strategic?” If so,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in…
    - 78 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 12:31pm -
  • The Red Hot Market for Learning Management Systems
    We just released our newest research on the corporate Learning Management Systems market and the numbers are astounding. The market is well over $2.5 billion and grew by over 21% this year.These...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisor…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:28pm -

Your HR Buddy

  • 5 Factors that engaged workplaces have in common
    Have you ever noticed what all highly engaged workplaces have in common? Well, Building a great work culture that clearly narrates who you are as an organization starts from its own leaders and it should be part of your company’s DNA. But in a rac…
    - 74 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Why Recruiters dislike HR and vice versa
    There has always been a disconnect between HR and Recruiter even as the profession evolved. On one side we have Sourcers and third party recruiters who have a hacker mentality who focus on bringing that purple squirrel, using the boolean search strin…
    - 75 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 2:18pm -
  • Rudy Karsan on Mega skills, Employee Engagement and HR skills
    “Work has evolved from something we did to survive to something that defines us. It is more than just a source of income; giving us a strong sense of service and contribution to society and providing stature and dignity. If we are engaged at work,…
    - 79 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Performance Appraisals Tips for Managers and Employees
    It’s time for annual performance appraisal in many organizations. Managers and employees are equally busy and often feel dreadful to go through this period as the discussions are going to be uncomfortable for both. But here are a few nuggets that I…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • Talent Assessment Skills Every Hiring Manager Should Have
    Having worked with many Hiring managers across different functions I have seen that most of them, especially new managers are not comfortable in interviewing candidates. Bringing the best people onto the team was always on top of their mind, yet not…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • 3 Employee Communication Mistakes to avoid
    Well informed employees will trust their organization and perform to their full potential when they are aware of what to expect and why things are happening the way it does in the organization. And most often the lack of communication creates ambigui…
    - 88 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 1:00pm -

Knowledge Infusion Blog

  • One Of Many Things HR and Business Can Learn From The Khan Academy
    I am fairly confident the majority of parents fell into one of two camps this past Sunday. The first camp would represent parents who had purchased school supplies and school clothes weeks ago and were able to relax Sunday evening … Continue readin…
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  • Before saying your software sucks look around…feelings
    I have the best job in the world.  Each day I get to meet with organizations that have a vision, a purpose and a goal in mind – leverage technology in new and exciting ways to change the way business … Continue reading →The post Before saying…
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  • Do you suffer from Nomophobia? Your workforce does and you should leverage it
    Working with CHRO’s and HR and IT leaders around the world is constantly interesting.  As technology changes and business drivers change, so does the expectation of leaders that vendors are following these changes in lockstep.  While the assumpti…
    - 6 Jun 13, 1:02pm -
  • Sunday Sermon – How To Raise A Tech-Savvy Kid
    Sunday’s are a great day to reflect on how we are doing in all aspects of life.  Our families, our kids, ourselves and prepare for another killer week ahead as we work towards a purpose in our careers. After finishing … Continue reading →The p…
    - 2 Jun 13, 4:34pm -
  • The “NEW” Org Chart
    Early this morning, I was directed to a great video from a blog of a colleague in the industry that I appreciate every time he speaks up, James Mayes.  Here is a link to the blog that got me thinking … Continue reading →The post The “NEW” Or…
    - 14 May 13, 11:43am -
  • Change Management – Managers Are The Key
    Every HR/Workforce technology project for the last 20 years has had a change management aspect to it.  Most of these efforts could be described with bullets like below: Training Job Aides Webinars Posters Readiness Assessments And while these are im…
    - 23 Apr 13, 11:54am -

HR Virtual Cafe

  • Connecting with co-workers online is like tying a noose around your own neck
    I don’t know about ya’ll, but my summer has been off the charts busy! To look at this blog reminds me of an old fashioned western ghost town. I can almost hear the shoot-em-up tune when I click on my blog and see the tumbleweeds a’blowin. Some…
    - 92 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 7:25pm -
  • When Social Media Silence Falls
    Social Media is what you make of it. I use it for personal use but I also use it for both work and professional growth because I like technology and the creative outlet it provides. Yet, I often ask myself what would happen if I went silent for weeks…
    - 21 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • Personal Branding: Sharing Who You Are With the World from @SabrinaLBaker
      How Do You Share Who You Are With the World? On April 30th at 2pm CT, I will be conducting a webinar focused on personal branding. One of the things I talk about with recruiters or job seekers new to the social media space is how their personal…
    - 11 Apr 14, 12:30pm -
  • 100 Funny Southern sayings (Volume Two) to start off your Weekend!
    So I thought I would pull together a few (some very funny) Southern sayings. Yes, we have our own language down in the South. Even my husband commented when moving there when we first married “I feel as if I have moved to another planet.” And som…
    - 4 Apr 14, 1:18pm -
  • Using Klout to Screen Job Applicants
    This post originally aired in July 2012. I thought I might bring it back around. Makes sense! _____________________________ Don’t get me wrong, I love Klout perks. I’ve gotten some good chit over the past few years – anything from wine openers…
    - 27 Mar 14, 12:30pm -
  • Here’s what you get when you have a half-arse Social Media approach
    So I was minding my own business, probably baking a cake or something, when I received a knock on my door. It was a sales rep who caught me at 6:30 pm in the evening, half-dressed (okay, still in my pajamas) and right smack in the middle of doing som…
    - 21 Mar 14, 12:33pm -

HR Minion

  • Over thinking it
    I have a conundrum. I don’t think I want to continue with this blog anymore. (Pause for the collective gasps of horror from my audience). I know, I know. For the last year or so I have been finding myself less dedicated to this blog. I can continue…
    - 1 Aug 14, 1:00am -
  • Dogs and Advertising
    One thing you learn very quickly as a blogger, especially if you ever get to be part of a social media team at a conference or event, is that you quickly start getting pitches from marketers about stuff to talk about on your blog. At first, it can be…
    - 24 Jun 14, 12:47am -
  • 11 Reasons Candidates Don’t Want to Work for You
    This past month a great Slideshare was being passed around online, “Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I will Never Hire You” by Mark O’Toole. As an HR pro who’s done her fair share of hiring, I loved it. Sure, none of the informati…
    - 16 Apr 14, 1:50pm -
  • Leaving a Bad Job Before it Starts
    We’ve all had bad jobs before. If we’re lucky, that just meant bad hours or bad pay. The unlucky ones got bad co-workers, hazardous conditions, unethical or harassing environments, or bad managers. Not all bad job situations are the same, but the…
    - 3 Apr 14, 3:53pm -
  • 6 years
    On March 20, 2008 I started my HR Minion Blog. I didn’t know if anyone would ever read or care about what I wrote. I didn’t know how long it would last. But I felt I had something to say about HR and I also wanted to find a way to feel more conne…
    - 20 Mar 14, 11:30am -
  • Thomas the Tank Engine & Your Job Search
    Job searching sucks. Trying to find opportunities sucks, the application process sucks, networking can suck, interviewing sucks, and rejection sucks. It all can be an emotionally draining and dehumanizing experience. I’m just full of sunshine and b…
    - 27 Feb 14, 7:05pm -

HR Tact

  • Carnival of HR: HR Resolutions
    Happy New Year to all! It's that time of year for introspection and reflection. How will you grow this year?As promised... for Carnival of HR I'm hosting "HR Resolutions" from around the globe.  These are various blog posts that speak about new tre…
    - 8 Jan 14, 1:00pm -
  • Hosting HR Carnival (next week)
    January 8th (next week) I will be hosting HR Carnival! I want to see your posts on your HR Resolutions!Send to me at christineassaf at gmail dot com no latter than Monday, January 6th! No hangover excuses! 
    - 31 Dec 13, 4:46pm -
  • Guest Speaker on Drive Thru HR - Check it out!
    Popular Social Networking Internet Radio with DriveThru HR on BlogTalkRadioDriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speak…
    - 18 Nov 13, 7:11pm -
  • Mastering your Resume & Interview: Tips to Get Hired
    My presentation at Houston Tech Fest was recorded and now shared to the world! Check it out! 
    - 17 Oct 13, 2:02pm -
  • Houston TechFest 2013
    Come by and join me at Houston TechFest this Saturday.  I'll be presenting on "Tips and Tricks to Get You Hired" and "Giving Feedback." For event info and schedule - click here. 
    - 25 Sep 13, 8:10pm -
  • What does HR do?

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Everyday People

  • Squeals of Joy !!
    This past week I got to do something that I haven’t done often over the past few years.  I was interviewing potential candidates to become Team Members for one of our pizzerias. Typically, our great Managers interview, but I got … Continue readi…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:17am -
  • Beyond the Exam !!

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  • Spending Your Time !!
    The one commodity that people state they don’t have enough of is time.  Our lives are so full that we have this constant sense that we’re either always behind or that something important isn’t being done.  This attitude puts us … Continue r…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 3:22am -
  • Be a Builder !!
      When I look at the vast field of HR, I have to say that I am swayed to the power of Culture more than other facets.  I truly believe that people decide to either stay at a company or … Continue reading →
    - 26 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 2:06am -
  • Sorry, We’re Closed !!
    This weekend, my son took a giant step of leadership and initiative !!  He began work on his Eagle Scout project.  He started building a shed to replace a POD for the Animal Friends Humane Society who currently has to … Continue reading →
    - 33 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 6:59pm -
  • The Campaign for HR !!
    We’re getting closer and closer to another election season.  Even though this is a “light” year for elections locally, that doesn’t stop the candidates who are running for office from filling the airwaves with commercials. And, true to form,…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 12:59am -

Workplace Diva

  • newDon't Like Your Boss? Then Just Own It Like A Boss
    Do you have a good working relationship with your boss, or not? Well, if you're in a bad boss-employee relationship, a new study finds simply owning your bad opinion like a boss could help you do a better job. No more faking it until you make it to…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:41pm -
  • newStorm Warning! Dealing With Weather One-Upping At Work
    If you've been following the news, then you know that Buffalo, New York has received a whopping six feet of snow with three more feet to come. Wow, that's a lot of snow. It got me thinking of the nice people I've met from Buffalo and other snowy, c…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:14pm -
  • newWomen Now Equal To Men In Getting Yelled At On the Job
    A new report finds that men and women have finally attained equality at work. Well, at least when it comes to verbal abuse. Yay, equality? That's right: When it comes to verbal abuse unleashed at work, women have finally caught up to men! Or have men…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:52pm -
  • Survey Plunges Into the Depths Of Employee Restroom Use
    Everyone is talking about Facebook developing a workplace network where employees who don't work at Facebook will be able to chat with colleagues and share documents. Just imagine all the high-level corporate managers who will be storming into the…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:06pm -
  • Employees Want A Holiday Party, Just Not At The Time Chosen
    A new OfficeTeam survey finds many employees would like to have a company holiday party, if only the company could pick a time that works better for them. Let's talk about the timing and inconvenience of the company holiday party! The invitation to…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 5:19pm -
  • Welcome To the Age Of Getting Fired By Robocall
    Robocalls. We've all gotten them, whether they're reminding us of a dental appointment, encouraging us to go to the polls on election day, or pushing us buy some strange product or service we've never heard of and do not want. But now, robocalls can…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 7:05pm -

Corn on the Job

  • As the Demand for Nursing Jobs Increase, So Do Options for Nurses
    Nursing is hands-down one of the hardest, yet one of the most rewarding professions there is. Ask any group of nurses and they’ll tell you it’s not just a job to them, it’s a life. It’s a calling. And it takes someone very special to answer t…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 9:04pm -
  • Tricks to Landing a Job Before It Goes Public
    Going up against potentially hundreds of other candidates for a single position can often be a sobering process for any job seeker. Constant rejections and length interviews can sometimes mean that your face becomes just another in the pile. On these…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 8:21pm -
  • Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study Part 1 (Infographic)
    Disclosure: Post sponsored by Spherion, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.   Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study Check out study here:  http://www.spherion.com/ews/survey-findings/2014-ews/ Spherion has…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 3:29pm -
  • Looking for a job as a freelancer writer? Start here
    Freelancing is as popular as ever and why not?  Earning money on the side or full-time with your skills sounds like a nice big piece of pie, doesn’t it?  So sweet! If you’re looking forward to getting started, here are some tips for you. Study…
    - 39 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 6:46pm -
  • Before You Apply: Get Ready to Lead
    Have you felt stuck in middle management for far too long, or do you think you can do better than your current position? If you’re feeling restless and ready to take on more responsibility, then it’s time to go after that new job or promotion. Ho…
    - 45 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 1:19pm -
  • How to Get Started on Climbing the Corporate Ladder
    In the modern business world there is little need to stand still. With fast-tracked career progression available for the most effective business people, it pays to perform to a high standard in your work. Proficient and effective employees are invari…
    - 57 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 2:54pm -

Texas Strategic HR

  • This Week I Turn 35.
    Dear Cosmo and Glamour, I turn 35 this week. I seldom read you, except when trapped in waiting rooms where the only other option is a well loved version of Highlights magazine. I must tell you, however- I refuse to buy into your crappy lists that tel…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 2:45am -
  • Pick Two (Good, fast, cheap)
    I wish I could put this sign in every home, every business, and every public place I could find. This is the TRUTH. When you’re looking at vendors, don’t be wooed by the folks who tout their solution as the cheapest, the fastest, and the best. So…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Nov 14, 1:29am -
  • The Social Media Overshare and You
    I’m fairly active on social media. If you google my name, you’ll find a Pinterest account, where I pin and save elaborate DIY bookshelves that I’ll never actually make. You’ll see a Twitter account with far too many photos of my daughter and…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:18pm -
  • Wage Gap for Women in the Law
    Did you know women in the legal industry only earn 87 percent of male attorneys’ salaries? Today there is a wide gender gap in pay and professional opportunities for women in the legal industry and the basis for this pay gap is multifaceted. One re…
    - 74 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 7:33pm -
  • Pay Ranges: The Great Divide
    Most HR professionals that I know are in one of two camps when it comes to employee compensation. There’s Camp Disclosure, where employees have access to the company pay grades and understand where they fall in the structure. There’s Camp Shield,…
    - 99 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 1:41pm -
  • Take This Job and…..
    As most of you know, I truly enjoy work. Throughout my career, whether I was bussing tables, selling tanning memberships, or slinging Awesome Blossoms out of a fryer, I’ve always done my best and tried to make the most out of every opportunity. Tod…
    - 4 Aug 14, 12:31pm -

The One Crystal

  • In Response to #AlexFromTarget
    This morning, I weighed in with initial thoughts on the #AlexFromTarget situation; creating a social media phenomenon of one of their employees, a high school student from Frisco named Alex.  It seems to me that while modern marketing both sees and…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 5:11pm -
  • Being Crystal: Why I Stay(ed) and Why I Left
    There are things which we hold close to our chest, not really wanting to share with others.  Of course, there are all kinds of reasons for it; but two stick out when it comes to domestic abuse:  there is a sad reality of judgement against the victi…
    - 74 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 2:17pm -
  • “Waking Up:” Embarking on #90Meals with #NoKidHungry
    Thoreau penned, “It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about??” And reading those words, I "woke up." I've committed to use my social influence to do some tangible good for No Kid Hungry during the cours…
    - 82 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 6:44pm -
  • Being Crystal: This is NOT the Dating from “Sex in the City” #NSFW
    Let me warn you all up front:  this is TOTALLY rantastic, has nothing to do with work and is really me just working out the frustrations of dating in 2014. For anyone that knows me well, they know that even though I haven’t been dating since I was…
    - 97 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 3:56am -
  • The #Leadership Struggles of an #ENTJ: Judge Less, Meditate More
    I’ve been trying to meditate to the thought that Pink shared in this picture all morning.  Turns out? Meditation is not my strong suit.  My mind works in a dozen different directions at any given time, so focusing in on a singular train of though…
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  • Illegitimacy and Inequality at Work
    The first time that slavery was abolished was during the Qin Dynasty of China (221-206 BC). The last time it was officially abolished was in 2007 by Mauritania; making slavery de jure illegal in all countries.  The defining characteristics of slaver…
    - 27 May 14, 12:06am -

The Cynical Girl

  • 39
    Dearest You, Thanks for coming to see my on my 39th birthday. So far, the day is pretty good. Scrubby hasn’t peed on anything, yet. But I am really writing to tell you that today is the last day I will post on this blog. That’s right. I am killin…
    - 8 Jan 14, 11:45am -
  • Deleting Your Social Footprint: Facebook 101
    January 1st was a pretty easy day for me. I went to Starbucks. I ran with my husband. I sat on the couch and read through a stack of magazines. I had over 300 interactions on Facebook in about 30 minutes of total online time. Not that it’s any of y…
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  • Cynicism Ain’t Easy
    It’s time for you to learn the difference between cynicism, pessimism and nihilism. Cynicism is an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest. Cynics are often skeptics. Pessimism is a tendency to see the worst aspect…
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  • The week ahead begins with January 5, 2014.
    Hello, everyone. Welcome to the first Sunday of the rest of your lives. Did you have a good holiday season? Everyone make it out without too much damage? I totally forgot that I was supposed to be at International CES, this week. I applied for a pres…
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  • Day Off: Tom Ford
    On Saturdays, I’ll post songs on my running mix.
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  • F@%k It Friday: Resolutions
    My friend Jennifer McClure has made some important resolutions for the new year. Bite-sized chunks. Go check them out. If you had to give up something for 30 days, what would it be? I was going to join Jennifer and become a vegan for 30 days … but…
    - 3 Jan 14, 11:45am -

Just Joan

  • Best and Worst of SHRM14
      There is no argument.  The best part of any conference is the connections you make and renew. If you ask me to name JUST ONE THING that made this conference great, it would be the hugs and handshakes from the people. But that is the responsibilit…
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  • SHRM and Social Media – What a Difference a Few Years Make
      My first SHRM conference was in March 2010, and it was not the big “Annual” affair that I am currently attending. It was the SHRM Legal and Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, designed for lawyers and senior HR pros who have a responsib…
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  • What Can You Do With What You Know?
    Day two of SHRHM 14 started with internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman’s presentation focused on the future of business, and more specifically on the changes brought about by the digital explosion and i…
    - 23 Jun 14, 7:34pm -
  • Feel Better to Do Good After #SHRM14
      Before I attended my first SHRM Annual, I pondered the important question, “What does Michael J. Fox have to do with HR?” I didn’t understand at that time that SHRM follows a set of specific criteria when choosing its keynotes. (Matt Stollak…
    - 23 Jun 14, 10:48am -
  • There’s A First Time For Everything, But ROI Helps You Get A Second Time
    My first SHRM Annual Conference was supposed to be in 2011 in Las Vegas. The morning I was scheduled to depart, by husband became seriously ill and I missed it. (Gory details here.) But I can easily recall the anticipation and excitement that I felt.…
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  • #SHRMChat – March Recap and April Preview
    March Recap Our March #SHRMChat  on Governmental Affairs was hosted by Lisa Horn,  Director, Congressional Affairs at SHRM. The discussion was spirited and engaging, and every question was enthusiastically discussed. Here is the briefest of recaps,…
    - 4 Apr 14, 6:33pm -

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • newMUST SEE: The Conference Concierge #HalfBakedHR #HRevolution
    As noted before on the blog, Sir William Tincup and I had the honor of presenting a session at HRevolution on Half-Baked HR, a set of 40 HR ideas that are meant to challenge our expectations of what HR can be.  These ideas aren't necessarily full…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Employee-to-Employee Wellness Challenges #HalfBakedHR #HRevolution
    As noted before on the blog, Sir William Tincup and I had the honor of presenting a session at HRevolution on Half-Baked HR, a set of 40 HR ideas that are meant to challenge our expectations of what HR can be.  These ideas aren't necessarily full…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 1:15pm -
  • #HalfBakedHR - Mobile Video Interviewing Prep #HRevolution
    The 7th iteration of HRevolution took place last weekend.  Want to know about how it went?  Check out the recap HR Happy Hour podcast as well as posts from:*Ben Eubanks - The Evolution of HRevolution*Steve Boese - Owning Disruption at HRevolution*K…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 12:43pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM15 Hotels Be?
    With the news  that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference, I bring you my 6th annual expose of SHRM hotel costs.I look at selected SHRM conference brochures (i.e., the ones that I still possessed) over the p…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • One Month Until #HRevolution
    On November 8, one month from today, leading HR professionals will be heading to Grapevine, TX and Symbolist HQ to have a little BBQ and discuss the latest HR issues at the 7th iteration of HRevolution.  The full agenda can be found here, but I want…
    - 45 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 6:13pm -
  • Is Looking at GPA Lazy HR? The Role of Grade Inflation
    As a professor, I am vigilant in examining my grading practices to ensure students are receiving a fair and deserved grade.  I want to ensure that the grade reflects the work and performance a student demonstrated over the course of a semester.  La…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 12:55pm -

HR Potential

  • The Magic Screen
    I own an original 1960′s Etch a Sketch that was my mother’s as a child. There’s no particular reason I’ve kept it – you can hardly draw on it any more – other than nostalgia and sentiment. In fact I’d … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 7:14am -
  • Has Agility Got a Bad Name Already?
    Isn’t it always the way with things, that when something falls out of favour, something else quickly rushes in to fill that space. And so too it is with change management and agility. Change management was too rigid. It was … Continue reading →
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 8:50am -
  • Behaviour: HR’s Redemption or HR’s Ruin? #CIPD14
    Well this is something I never thought I’d say, but the second day of the CIPD Annual Conference took me on an emotional roller coaster. There couldn’t be a more apt demonstration of one of the messages coming over loud … Continue reading →
    - 13 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 8:35pm -
  • @HRpotential ‘s Top Ten Sound Bites of #CIPD14
    Wow. Just wow. What an amazing and inspirational two days. Great speakers, great content and great people. There’s so many thoughts and ideas whirring round my head, I’m going to need time to digest, to explore, and to blog! In … Continue readi…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 11:22pm -
  • #CIPD14 Buzz Word: Collaboration
    Having now attended three sessions at the CIPD Annual Conference, there’s already some key links emerging. Interesting really as this is inherent to the nature of the common thread I’m seeing. Links between people and links between businesses are…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 2:35pm -
  • The Future of Work
    When I tell you the future of work is about individuals, the automatic reaction is likely to be “it already is”. But it’s that thinking which is a fundamental stumbling block to all the hallmarks of today’s competitive advantage. Compare ……
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 11:27am -

Evil HR Lady

  • newMy boss wants to have me arrested for working unauthorized overtime
    Dear Evil HR Lady, Hi, I am wondering about overtime etc. Basically, my wife has worked in an office most of her life. Recently, she has been working for a small business as an office manager; running the office, ordering parts, making sure the other…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:58pm -
  • new5 Signs That You Should Hire an HR Person
    As you begin your start up, you’re concerned about getting the idea, getting the funding, and getting the customers, but at some point, you are going to need to start thinking about getting an Human Resources expert on board. It’s no fun to have…
    - 24 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:58pm -
  • newThe productivity payoff of a flexible workplace
    Want to increase your revenue by 10 percent? Give your employees flexibility. A new Harvard Business Review article says that’s the key to success. For instance, companies that allow employees to work from home at least three time per month are mor…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:09pm -
  • Struggling to Figure Out a Christmas Present for the Boss? How About Nothing?
    Thanksgiving isn’t quite here yet, but it’s time to start thinking about presents at the workplace. Whether you want to label them as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Holiday or year end gifts, they are common place. Employees tend to want things lik…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:06pm -
  • When inappropriate texts aren’t harassment
    Colleen Bowling had what looked like a slam-dunk sexual harassment case. A co-worker had sent her a series of text messages that included sexually explicit questions and inquiries into her sex life. She sued and lost the case. The details of this cas…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:59pm -
  • My job is nickle and diming me to death
    Greetings Evil HR Lady, I’m having an issue at my job, and I need your advice. I’m a new and just out of school, so I don’t make as much money as the  other administrators in the building. Since I started my job August 2014 I’ve been asked t…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 3:00pm -

Lean HR

  • Servant Leadership: Dice
    After my recent post on the great things being done by people in our space, I decided this is too important of a topic to not continue.  And my promise to you is I won’t ever pimp out a company that I do any business with unless I tell you.  I’…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 2:10pm -
  • In Praise of Single Parents
      In the process of unwinding from my last trip, I indulged in a short marathon of my TV pleasures, including The Walking Dead, The Flash and (germane to this post) Arrow.  Specifically, I had a moment in watching The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoa…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 2:15pm -
  • Dubai – City of Glass and Growth
    I was fortunate enough to get a chance to visit Dubai this week.  If you’ve never been, it’s worth the flight over.  A beautiful city, built on twin pillars of opulence and arrogance.  Man made islands built from the endless supply of desert s…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Vendors and Education – Servant Leadership
    I wrote a post a while back talking about the infuriating trend of vendors who speak at events and do nothing but sell. It gives others a bad name, and leaves the audience with a bad taste in their collective mouth. It’s not ok, and I maintain that…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • The Tao of HR
      I’ve been remiss in writing much around here, but thought if you were looking, you deserved to know I’ve a new post over on HRExaminer.  Go check it out!
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 5:58pm -
  • My #HRevolution 2014 Playlist
        The HR Social Media family reunion is upon us once again.  Saturday, Dallas will host the annual love-bomb known as HRevolution.  It’s an event I look forward to every year, never comes soon enough, and is over far too quickly.  A couple o…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 2:00pm -

Total Picture Radio

  • The Big HCM Race to the Cloud
    ill Kutik returns to TotalPicture Radio to discuss his Tech Trends feature article in the October issue of Human Resource Executive Magazine, and HRE Online titled "Second Turn of the HCM Horse Race", - an in-depth article that zeros in on the big t…
    - 50 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 9:00pm -
  • Bill Kutik: The Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix
    In Bill Kutik's latest Human Resource Executive Online HR Technology Column titled Death to the Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix, he reveals how little "merit" is actually involved in determining annual salary increases. His opening paragraph is classic Kut…
    - 57 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 7:58pm -
  • Kathryn Minshew Giving a Voice to Millennials
    When Kathryn Minshew was looking to make a career transition, she realized there was a big opportunity to create an online resource to help millennials understand and navigate their career options. Her experience led to creating The Muse.
    - 74 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 1:49pm -
  • Recruiting is Marketing - Daniel Chait, CEO Greenhouse
    This summer, Peter Clayton, producer/host of TotalPicture Radio, moderated a panel discussion at Quirky in New York City on sourcing strategies — one of his panelists, Daniel Chait, co-founder and CEO of Greenhouse is our guest today for this HR Te…
    - 81 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:41am -
  • Why Do Most Job Ads Read the Same?
    Companies that are able to communicate a message that conveys what it would really be like to work there day-to-day are the ones that will stand out and attract the best talent. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do. In fact, more than half of compa…
    - 88 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:59pm -
  • Oracle & SAP Encircle Their On-Premise Base - A Conversation with Bill Kutik
    Hey there's a video version of this podcast too! Visit Bill's show page in the HR Technology channel of TotalPicture Radio www.totalpicture.com. Bill Kutik is HR Technology Columnist, leading independent industry analyst - co-chair emeritus of the 1…
    - 95 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 7:06pm -

Fishdogs

  • Acquiring The Souls of Boomerangs: The #NewWayToWork
    We live in an age of diminishing talent in many fields, tech being the most obvious. With the proliferation of mobile technology and do-it-yourself apps, there is less interest in pursuing software development degrees.Companies are going to extremes…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 9:49pm -
  • What Words Get Content Shared the Most on Social Media?
     
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 6:08am -
  • Infographic: Interesting 2014 #SocialMedia Stats
    http://ift.tt/1vUaoWL Interesting 2014 #SocialMedia user stats Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (infographic)http://ift.tt/1uGAi5Q
    - 14 days ago, 8 Nov 14, 1:14pm -
  • I find your lack of a Facebook account highly suspicious. How will I ever see you?
    via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/vBJexfr4zm/It is anyone's right to choose if they will participate on social channels and share bits of their life.  That being said, it is occasionally difficult to keep up with people in this day and age if the…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 2:57pm -
  • Personal branding with Social Media
    Your prospects want to know more about you.  Give them an easy way to check you out.  It is much better to offer something interesting about yourself right up front than to have your prospects have to go searching for information about you.I highly…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:48am -
  • Top 5 Things to Share on Linkedin
    There is soooo much content on Linkedin these days.  A few years back, Linkedin began a conscious effort to serve up interesting news items and articles to keep users on the platform longer and more often.  They needed to be less of a bounce-in/bou…
    - 68 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 6:57pm -

Inc Blot

  • 12 Rules For Investing
    • In every market, you control what matters most (your behavior). • Risk is a permanent loss of capital. • Start now. Start again tomorrow. • Trouble is opportunity. • “Diversified” does not mean “never going to go down.” • … Co…
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  • The World Needs Your Weird
    My wife and I welcomed our second child last November and as is the time-honored tradition, my mother in law came out to help during those sleepless first few weeks. Taking advantage of the extra hands and much in need … Continue reading →The pos…
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  • Can Being Weird Make You Rich and Happy? – Dr. Daniel Crosby at TEDxBYU

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  • Is now a good time to buy stocks?
    Happy belated Valentine’s Day dear readers- it would seem that irrationality is in the air just as surely as love! The Crosby Irrationality Index was up this month after sitting at just over 71 in January. While the market has … Continue reading…
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  • The Planning Fallacy aka Why Stuff Always Takes Longer Than You Think It Should
    Last November my wife and I were blessed with the birth of Liam, our second child and first son. My wife, who had diligently prepared for all aspects of the baby’s arrival, had been encouraging me to prepare my overnight … Continue reading →The…
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  • Investing and the Danger of the Herd
    “Try the chicken piccata, it’s our most-ordered dish.” “Consider the Richmond, it’s our most popular floor plan.” Salespeople have long understood our tendency to follow the herd and take comfort in outsourcing our decision-making to othe…
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Cost of Work

  • newGet Off Social Media
    You will not a find a bigger advocate of social media than me. I actually used it to resurrect my career. Seriously, thanks to Twitter, Blogs, LinkedIn and even Facebook, I have been able to connect with great people like...Read more
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:19pm -
  • Dear Millennials, I Don’t Hate You But the Universe Does
    I would hate to be a Millennial – at least according to the internet! Thanks Whitney B aka @TheWriteGirl on Twitter who is a great writer (she has to be with a name and blog title like that) for sharing her...Read more
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • When it all falls down
    When Things Fall Apart… Let’s say you are working and doing well in your job and loving it. The team is awesome and management treats you like a valuable asset. You are killing those projects, knocking them out of the...Read more
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 12:15pm -
  • “No” Doesn’t Allow You to Grow
    Words Like “No” Do Not Allow You To Grow Every year I try to learn and do something new. That’s the easy part. Personally, if my life is exactly the same as it was 365 days ago, then I am...Read more
    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • Disavowed: HR’s Double Agent
    I was noticing that on the CostofWork things may seem to be on the negative side lately– the dark side of the HR force, which is so not like me. Sure, I love Darth Vader, Scar from the Lion King,...Read more
    - 37 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 1:00pm -

The Buzz on HR

  • How To Delegate Effectively – Part 2
    Last week, over at Performance I Create, I wrote a post entitled “How To Delegate Effectively.” This week, I’m continuing my advice on how to effectively delegate here. In part 1 at PIC, the focus was on the reasons to delegate and ensuring cle…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • Is It Time To Re-Write That Job Posting?
    If your HR Department is like mine, you’re juggling everything from applicant sourcing to COBRA administration and all points in between. So when you write a job posting that effectively describes the role and responsibilities, you feel like you’…
    - 52 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:15am -
  • HR Rock, Paper, Scissors … SHOOT!!
    I came across an interesting employee relations issue a few months ago. Here’s a quick summary of what happened … A White female employee made a complaint about her Hispanic male supervisor, claiming he was treating her unfairly and was generally…
    - 65 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • Did You Know that I’m a MVP?
    Did you know that I’m a MVP??? I’m not talking about being a Most Valuable Person … although I am that, too. I’m talking about being a Multifarious Voice Presenter!! The MVP Speaking Group was started this summer by my Blog-FF, HR Jedi and R…
    - 67 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • What is HR Thirsty For?
    I attended a HR luncheon not too long ago. I arrived early and found no one there I knew. Instead of going into introvert mode, I decided to sit down at a table, join the conversation and try to make some new connections. Here’s what I walked in o…
    - 73 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • Bringing that “Back to School” Magic to HR – part 3
    In Part One, I gave tips on orientation and onboarding. In Part Two, I talked about the importance of setting the tone through expectations. I would be remiss if I didn’t discuss the part of ‘the student’. So that’s what Part 3 is about ……
    - 79 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 10:15am -

Total Picture Radio

  • The Big HCM Race to the Cloud
    ill Kutik returns to TotalPicture Radio to discuss his Tech Trends feature article in the October issue of Human Resource Executive Magazine, and HRE Online titled "Second Turn of the HCM Horse Race", - an in-depth article that zeros in on the big t…
    - 50 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 9:00pm -
  • Bill Kutik: The Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix
    In Bill Kutik's latest Human Resource Executive Online HR Technology Column titled Death to the Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix, he reveals how little "merit" is actually involved in determining annual salary increases. His opening paragraph is classic Kut…
    - 57 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 7:58pm -
  • Kathryn Minshew Giving a Voice to Millennials
    When Kathryn Minshew was looking to make a career transition, she realized there was a big opportunity to create an online resource to help millennials understand and navigate their career options. Her experience led to creating The Muse.
    - 74 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 1:49pm -
  • Recruiting is Marketing - Daniel Chait, CEO Greenhouse
    This summer, Peter Clayton, producer/host of TotalPicture Radio, moderated a panel discussion at Quirky in New York City on sourcing strategies — one of his panelists, Daniel Chait, co-founder and CEO of Greenhouse is our guest today for this HR Te…
    - 81 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:41am -
  • Why Do Most Job Ads Read the Same?
    Companies that are able to communicate a message that conveys what it would really be like to work there day-to-day are the ones that will stand out and attract the best talent. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do. In fact, more than half of compa…
    - 88 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:59pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • Anxiety. The struggle is real… Alternate title: A Dozen Little Known Ways You Can Die
    I guess I have anxiety. Living with anxiety seems fun and awesome. Especially since I have ADHD and my overactive brain is always on, only now it’s thinking about worst case scenarios. For example, I think the world will come to an end in our life…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 12:59pm -
  • The 15 Best Things About Working From Home
    Theresa Lollis and I were chatting about all of the reasons why working from home is awesome. The conversation took place partly to keep up moral from our home offices (because it kind of does suck when you talk to your dog more than actual people s…
    - 46 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 1:19pm -
  • Leggings Are Not Pants
    If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 2,567 times. Leggings are not pants. I was hoping I would stop seeing this trend. But instead, I see more camel toe than I can stand on a daily basis. I see it at the grocery store, I see it at the bars, heck I…
    - 67 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 8:39pm -
  • Takedown Culture
    I’ve noticed something very disturbing in the past few years, and it just keeps getting worse. Social media has developed this nasty place of taking each other down. We love nothing more than to see a thread of comments, 152 deep, where people are…
    - 79 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 2:35pm -
  • #VoicemailsAreDumbStopLeavingThem
    I don’t normally look this stressed out, but when I do, it’s because I have 1,383 unheard voicemail messages. No, for real, I am going to prove it to you: Stop it with the voicemails. I know I can’t be alone on this. #VoicemailsAreDumbStopLeavi…
    - 93 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 10:28pm -

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • newHow to Prevent the Performance Review Blues
    Anxiety. Agony. Denial. Regret. Stress. What do all of these have in common? They are all things people experience when they hear that it is annual performance review time, especially if you are a people leader. And even more so if you have more than…
    - 24 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:15pm -
  • new5 Reasons Why Your Employees Hate You
    I’m currently interviewing to fill an open position on my team. In asking candidates about why they are seeking a new position and how they like to be managed, I realized the old adage is still true … People quit their bosses, not jobs It is stil…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:15pm -
  • Quitting Your Job in Slow Motion
    Can you quit a job via job-sharing? Most of the time when you quit a job, it goes something like this: You give a reasonable amount of notice. You work out your notice, handing off projects and perhaps training your replacement, if feasible. If you a…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • The Employee Self-Service Challenge
    Back in the day, HR did a lot of manual data entry on behalf of employees: Print up and mail out paper paychecks Entered benefit changes in the system Entered tax withholding changes Entered address changes Updated direct deposit information   Then…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Do You Tell Your Employees to Partake in “PDF”?
    I know your first reaction – what does a document file have to do with employees? I had that same reaction as I was driving to work and heard about this on the radio. Catchy, though, don’t you think? So what does PDF have to do with employees and…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • The Nightcrawler’s Laws of Power

    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 1:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • newIntroducing DroidRank: Source, Screen, and Hire the Best Android Developers
    With the explosion of mobile devices across the planet talented mobile developers have become a lot like gold: always worth their weight, and always in short supply. Unfortunately for hiring managers and recruiters, not only are the talented mobile d…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:24pm -
  • newHackerRank Expands Its Technical Recruiting Platform To Mobile With DroidRank
    HackerRank, a technical recruiting platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield finalist, today announced it is expanding into mobile with the launch of DroidRank. Recruiters could already test for Java skills on the service (in addition to 15…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 9:20pm -
  • Coding challenges landed me a job at Rocket Fuel
    By Jay Pandya It goes without saying that there are some incredible hackers solving coding challenges within our community. Today we’re highlighting Jay Pandya. After competing in one of our codesprints, he landed his dream job at Rocket Fuel. Jay…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 9:09pm -
  • Want a successful business? Get gaming.
    (CNN) – Business is a game, as Bill Gates observed, and in the modern workplace any distinction is fast dissolving. Firms are increasingly adopting the principles of successful gaming and applying them to the office to build teams of problem solve…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 8:43pm -
  • Amplify uses HackerRank to vet candidates for its dev team
    HackerRank is a platform for vetting devs, which has been used by Brooklyn’s largest tech employer, Amplify, since HackerRank’s earlier incarnation as InterviewStreet. According to Matt Yardeni, Amplify’s Recruiting Director, who we previous…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 4:27pm -
  • Hackers + Prizes + Pizza: Back2School CodeSprint Recap
    A few weeks ago, 600 college students from 87 universities across the nation put their schoolwork aside and unleashed their inner hacker by competing in our Back2School CodeSprint, our version of a hackathon. This was their shot to flex their hacker…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 10:34pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newWIRTW #346 (the #grossatwork edition)
    Gawker wants to know, “What’s the Grossest Thing You've Ever Done at Work?” Me? I very accidentally walked in on a very naked octogenarian. You? Share in the comments, or on Twitter with the hashtag #grossatwork. Here’s the rest of what I rea…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:47pm -
  • newDon’t forget the photo authorizations for your holiday party
    Are you having a holiday party for your company? Are you planning on sharing the cheer by posting photos of said party on your corporate Facebook page or other social media? If so, don’t forget to have your employees sign authorizations before you…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:58pm -
  • Jury verdicts are just numbers on a paper
    On Monday, a California jury awarded a former Autozone employee $185 million in punitive damages. She had sued the company for pregnancy discrimination, claiming that the district manager who fired her was promised a promotion if he fired all of the…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:30pm -
  • More on data security as an unfair labor practice
    A few months ago, I wrote how the NLRB was exploring new areas of potential protected concerted activity to regulate. One such area is information and data security. According to Employment Law 360, the NLRB potentially is looking to expand its reac…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:40pm -
  • 6th Circuit rules in favor of nonprofit in discrimination claim brought by volunteers
    In Bryson v. Middlefield Volunteer Fire Dep’t, the 6th Circuit held that a “volunteer” can qualify as an employee covered by Title VII under certain limited circumstances. In making that determination, a court must examine not only whether the…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 1:12pm -
  • WIRTW #345 (the “earworm” edition)
    Ever since my wife and I went to see Rhett Miller a couple of weeks ago, Lost Without You has been stuck in an unending loop in our collective head. Now, it is my gift to you. For earworms, you could do a whole lot worse. At least Lost Without You…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 1:03pm -

The Recruiting Unblog

  • Could Moocs be the next big thing in college recruiting?
    If you follow the learning and development community, then Moocs, or Massive On-line Open Courses won’t be a new concept. They have been gaining momentum, popularity and adoption since first appearing in 2008. .Wikipedia defines a Mooc…
    - 14 May 14, 5:16am -
  • The Talent Tipping Point
    I’ve never been a big fan of the talent community concept. I get the idea. It would be nice if jobs, careers and companies were interesting enough to support real communities. A real community in my opinion, enables everyone to…Read m…
    - 13 May 14, 3:08am -
  • Mental Health And Recruiting: A Little Honesty
    I’ve been thinking of re-launching my blog, and today I think I have something important enough to start writing again. Yesterday, at #truStockholm, I got in to a bit of a conversation with someone about mental health, and how to…Read more →R…
    - 12 May 14, 5:25am -
  • The #trulondon9 Schedule: Feb 26. Live from London
    This #trulondon is all change. We’ve tightened things up by making the tracks 40 minutes, we’ve gone back to the City Hotel, which many past participants have called our spiritual home deep in Brick Lane, and we’ve added “show and…
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  • Big Data and Recruiting. A new @BillBoorman Whitepaper
    Related posts:Free Whitepaper: From Transaction To Relationship: The Agency Opportunity If you’ve seen me speaking recently at the Recruitment Agency...Big data in the recruiting process with Gild #HRTechEurope I’m live blogging from #HRTe…
    - 21 Feb 14, 1:15am -
  • #trulondon 9 – Feb 26’th – All new line up

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

  • Fabric – startup HR launch, courtesy of HRTechEurope
    I’m back at HRTechEurope this week (fourth time, I think?) – and it’s clear the event is bigger than ever. I’m guessing maybe 2,500 people in total, certainly a serious buzz. Previous visits have included representing existing vendors in th…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:41am -
  • Disabling the Facebook Browser
    For the last few weeks, the Facebook app on Android has been rolling out a new feature – it’s own internal browser.  Some say it’s lighter and faster than other browsers, enabling you to skip from Facebook to links and back more efficiently (…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 9:19am -
  • Preparing for the European Sourcing Summit

    - 81 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:27am -
  • How to quickly check fake profiles on LinkedIn
    I’ve seen a real rise in the number of fake LinkedIn profiles recently.  There’s a wealth of signals that can give them away (language used, connection patterns, location discrepancies etc.) – but what’s the fastest way to check out whether…
    - 18 Jun 14, 9:47pm -
  • What will you be doing for iRecruit 2014?
    I’m excited to be heading out to the iRecruit Expo in Amsterdam again this summer – but this year, with a twist. In previous years, I’ve attended as a vendor, as a blogger and as a track leader for the unconference.  This year, I’m taking on…
    - 6 May 14, 9:43am -
  • Replacing your career site with LinkedIn or Facebook? Think again.
    Time for a weekend rant – gotta get this one off my chest!  I’ve heard a bunch of people previously discuss whether it’s still worth building your own website, or whether Facebook can actually replace it (indeed, the digital specialists andSoM…
    - 5 Apr 14, 9:12am -

The Human Race Horses

  • Finale
    Endings and beginnings “Everything has to come to an end, sometime.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz   Check out the new Michael VanDervort Blog New blog, same dude.   I started the Human Race Horses blog on July 14, 2007.   Si…
    - 20 Apr 14, 8:24pm -
  • The Bane of Social Media
    Social Media Conundrums Social media is the bane of all brands. Things can go wrong so easily, often impacting your brand  without any warning. You should definitely stay away from social media at all costs. You should definitely stay away from soci…
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  • The Internet of Peeps
     IoP = Internet of People Your car may be the future cockpit of the Internet of Things (IoT), and your house will be largely managed by apps in a few years, but the big change coming down the road is the Internet of People. (IoP).  Actually, it’s…
    - 13 Apr 14, 1:23pm -
  • Jay Hardy Sells Company to Employees
    Hardy Diagnostics now employee-owned Jay Hardy, President of Hardy Diagnostics, recently crossed a big item off of his “to do” list—he sold the company to his employees that he and his lifelong friend,Rob Shibata, founded 34 years ago.  ”I…
    - 11 Apr 14, 1:24pm -
  • Employer agrees to rescind social media policy
    On April 7, 2014, Valero Services, Inc. agreed to rescind its nationwide social media policy and to post and mail a NLRB remedial notice to its employees throughout the country in response to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (N…
    - 8 Apr 14, 7:56pm -
  • NLRB News: Live-streaming will be available for NLRB April 10-11 public hearing
    The National Labor Relations Board public hearing on the proposed amendments governing representation-case procedures, will be webcast in its entirety, viewable on the agency’s website at http://www.nlrb.gov/openmeeting. Pre-registered attendees mu…
    - 7 Apr 14, 7:58pm -

Make HR Happen

  • When is a job not a job?
    “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” – George Bernard Shaw Recently I acted on emotions rather than logic because of a hard lesson that was taught to me years ago…
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  • Talent Wars – The Talent Strikes Back
    A few years ago I wrote a series of articles for job seekers based on The Art of War by Sun Tzu. There have been numerous analogies comparing warfare to business practices, but this week, prompted by a NY Times Op-Ed piece, my colleagues and I engage…
    - 4 Apr 14, 6:22pm -
  • How to Engage and Learn From Twitter Chats
    Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse at “the making of” a job search chat on Twitter? The decision that we made (a little bit me and a lot of Steve Levy and Cyndy Trivella) to move Open Mic Career Chat (#OMCchat) to Friday at Noon happened becau…
    - 7 Mar 14, 2:54pm -
  • The Tangled Dynamics of Twitter Chat Advice
    I am a regular on Twitter chat events and have been a participant, moderator and guest host on many of them. My latest endeavor is through a partnership with two scions of the Twittersphere, Cyndy Trivella (@CyndyTrivella) and Steve Levy (@LevyRecrui…
    - 5 Mar 14, 12:00pm -
  • Is There Value in Job Search Chats on Twitter?
    Probably the question should be, “Is there REALLY value in job search chats on Twitter?” The knee jerk response by most casual Twitter users is a resounding “No!” For those at the other end of the spectrum there is an almost addictive propert…
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No Excuses HR

  • The Expert In You
    As it turns out, I wasn't born with experience. In anything. I made my way through high school and college...still no experience. I stumbled in to the world of work and tried to find my way. I didn't have any experience at that point either. So I ju…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 11:50am -
  • HR and the Power It Holds
    I love modern, sleek furniture. The days of giant dark wood desks and foreboding offices are gone for me. I prefer a more open style that sends a message to everyone that I'm not hiding behind my over-sized mahogany (esque) structures anymore. Does…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 11:59am -
  • Out of Place
    “Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you're going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you.”- Thisuri Wanniarachchi What are you going to fight…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 1:24pm -
  • New Found Power
    "Good enough.""No complaints.""It's all good."We use these terms all the time, don't we? It's as if we've accepted that our careers, or lives, or passions naturally settle into a routine that is less than stellar.Settle.  WorkI love the work I do. Y…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 11:52am -
  • Toxic Sleep
    I've spent years working out....and stopping...then starting again. It's not an uncommon cycle for many of us. I tried various strategies, programs and tricks to keep myself motivated. None of them had the staying power to help me move from being a…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Sworn to Believe
    It's campaign season again. That can only mean one thing...people calling each other names on television! One of my favorite criticisms is that someone flip-flopped on an issue.Wait a second. We're now attacking people because they learned something…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:00am -

The Chief People Officer

  • 21 Annoying Habits at Work
    Some people are simply, well, annoying. Unaware of their distracting and irritating behavior, they drive workers out of their minds. Based on findings from The People Group research team, below are the 21 most annoying habits at work. 21 Annoying Hab…
    - 85 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:09pm -
  • 5 Ethical Reasons for Great Workplaces
    Are you looking for a company with an ethical culture? That’s a very good idea because, according to China Gorman, CEO of the Great Place to Work Institute, “More than 50% of the largest corporate bankruptcies have happened due to unethical busin…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 3:12pm -
  • 15 Signs of Depression at Work
    When someone commits suicide they are indescribably distraught and filled with pain. Suicide, a method of death nobody wants to talk about, becomes their tragic version of a pain reliever. Severe depression is usually the silent assassin. Sometimes,…
    - 96 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 8:52pm -
  • 10 Big Layoff Lies
    A number of leaders are tempted to tell lies when their companies are delivering pink slips to unsuspecting employees. Lying to employees who may be losing their source of income is unethical and a sign of a toxic workplace. Lying leaders erode the t…
    - 11 Aug 14, 1:59pm -
  • 29 Signs You Lack Self-Awareness
    Dr. Carl Jung, the late Swiss psychiatrist, once said, “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Society, including you and me, needs to learn from the annoying habits of others. We need to learn ho…
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  • 7 Reasons CEO’s Avoid Creating Great Workplaces
    The benefits from creating a great place to work are well documented. So, why do a majority of CEO’s avoid dedicating time and resources to create great workplaces for their people? Here are seven reasons CEO’s avoid creating great workplaces: Bo…
    - 30 Jul 14, 3:00pm -

HR Remix

  • The Employee Self Service Challenge
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Not Your Typical HR Conference
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 12:45pm -
  • Join Me For The Revolution!
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 11:30am -
  • The Social Side Of Attracting Talent
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • A New Chapter and A New Home
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 10:44am -
  • How To Resign From Your Miserable Job (Hint: Put Away the Camera)
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 47 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 10:30am -

Talent Culture

  • newBeing Great Means Being Grateful
    It’s Friday and you’ve probably had a long week and a long day. Maybe you’re ready to call it a week or you’re bogged down in how much work you’re going to take home for the weekend. Either way, NOW ... Read MoreThe post Being Great Means…
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  • new#TChat Preview: Anniversary Show And Employee-Employer Relationship
    The TalentCulture #TChat Show will take a break for Thanksgiving, but will be back live on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). The #TChat radio portion runs the first 30 minutes from 7-7:30 pm ET, ... Read MoreThe post #TChat Pr…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:49pm -
  • newFollow Stand-Up Comedy To Become Better Presenter
    When you’re trying to hone your speaking and presentation skills, it’s always a good idea to turn to the pros as examples. But who would you consider to be great presenters? You’ll find that stand-up comedians are great at public ... Read More…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • new#TChat Recap: The Impact Of Talent Management Technology
    The balance of power is shifting in the employer/employee relationship. What does it mean for the future of work? The #TChat crowd weighs inRead MoreThe post #TChat Recap: The Impact Of Talent Management Technology appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • newThanksgiving Shifts? Select Stores Say No
    By Kim PetersThe Christmas shopping season has now grown so long, it’s officially bumped into Thanksgiving. Macy’s has announced it will begin its Black Friday sales at 6 p.m. on Nov. 27, before the leftovers even have a chance ... Read MoreThe…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:18pm -
  • Focus On A Forward-Thinking Company Culture
    Everyone looks for some magic formula on how to succeed at work, but to be honest, it’s not all that complicated.I remember my boss once asked me, “How are companies like Facebook and Google so successful? What do they ... Read MoreThe post Foc…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:30pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • newWe Like Easily-Processed Information
    From: The Shazam Effect by Derek Thompson FLUENCY Our brains are wired to prefer melodies we already know. David Huron, a musicologist at Ohio State University, estimates that at least 90 percent of the time we spend listening to music, we seek out s…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:47am -
  • newWill The Internet Expose Our Flaws?
    My introduction to The Recruiting Animal Show of November 19, 2014. It's about 5 minutes long. Our Transparent World
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:15am -
  • newTammy's Tips For Recruiting Veterans
    Tammy Colson (in the picture) gave us 3 tips about hiring vets. Tips For Recruiting Veterans
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 9:37pm -
  • HOW TO SUCK UP ON LINKEDIN
    by Jack Kosakowski I'm super-excited to meet you. It looks like we both know how to crush a quota. You are one of my favorite influencers. You were spot on in your post about email marketing. Read the whole thing: http://tinyurl.com/ljsyy3h See my vi…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 7:06pm -
  • Hilarious Video
    Jimmy Kimmel told parents to tell their kids that they ate all of their Halloween candy and videotape the reaction. Here is their edited version of the results.
    - 13 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 7:20pm -
  • HIRING FOR ATTITUDE
    From: Richie Polis on Quora: http://tinyurl.com/qhdh5ko Even if I could define "good attitude" (which I can't), I wouldn't waste my time trying to assess it in a candidate. Apart from true psychotics, it's generally possible to get good performance o…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 7:16pm -

Amplify Talent

  • How To Increase Hiring Efficiency With Social Recruiting [Dice Webinar]
    Want to learn how to incorporate social into your recruiting workflow? Join me Wednesday 11/19 2-2:45p EST for the latest webinar in Dice's Open Web series where I'll be sharing proven techniques on how to increase your hiring efficiency with social…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
  • “Brand Or Be Branded” [Video]
    You don’t need to be a Fortune 500 company, or the latest start-up, to have a winning and engaging talent brand. These SMB recruiting leaders share the talent brand and content tips that have worked well for them.
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit Keynote: Re-Imaging Recruiting [Video]
    Sharing some thoughts on what recruiting might look like if we built it from the ground up at September's inaugural Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit.
    - 47 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:35pm -
  • Introducing: Amplify Talent VIP Newsletter
    The Amplify VIP Program is a carefully curated collection of news and information at the intersection of Recruiting, Employer Branding, and Technology delivered to your inbox each month. We do the research – scouring media, press, blogs, podcasts,…
    - 61 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 6:45pm -
  • A Case For Reinventing Job Descriptions
    Talent is more fluid than ever. The average tenure is shrinking. Candidates don’t want to rely upon boilerplate JD’s to give them a sense of whether they should explore your jobs. They want to know about things like specific deliverables, success…
    - 68 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 12:55pm -
  • Decoding The DNA Of Great Recruiters (Part I)
    I’ve spent the fifteen years in recruiting leadership roles, hiring dozens of recruiters over that time. Some turned out to be exceptional, others never quite lived up to expectations. So, what makes a great recruiter? How do we identify those exce…
    - 75 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 12:40pm -

Strategy Focused HR

  • In Case You’ve Forgotten, Here’s How Real Leadership Looks
    “This holiday season, you’ve probably seen or read about all the retailers opening their doors as early as 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day. We have decided not to follow that trend. Instead, we believe family comes first and you should be at home cele…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 9:34am -
  • Someone Is Always Watching or Listening, So Make Your Message Clear
    Do I know you?Someone commented on a picture that I posted on Facebook, saying to me that  “you look more and more like your daddy.”When the person responded to that question, I was in for the surprise of my life. The woman grew up a few blocks…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 5:04am -
  • Culture Vulture
    This article is a reprint from Communicate Magazine [Advertising Age] located in Dubai...No matter how far reaching a leader’s vision or how brilliant a company’s strategy may be, neither will be achieved if not supported by organizational cultur…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 5:56am -
  • What Do You Do When Your Career Suddenly Gets Cancelled?
    “I would advise all of them if they find another career, take it and do not look back.”This statement came from a captain in a local police force. He was referencing the layoffs that had hampered the police department in a large East Coast city.C…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:40am -
  • The New Career Mantra: Turn Every Call and Contact Into an Interview
    “I worked all those years, coming to work every day, doing a great job. Each year there was a raise and eventually more responsibility.I went home at the end of the day and came back the following day. I repeated that cycle all those years until on…
    - 35 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 12:32pm -
  • You’ll Be a Better Leader and Manager If You Don’t Believe the Hype
    She asked me to wait a minute, went to her room and came back with a piece of paper. It was a list that she had compiled of her important events that I had missed due to work commitments.Talk about a wake-up call. The list included 22 items, from her…
    - 43 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 12:30pm -

Interview Geek

  • 3 Ways Millennials Are Influencing Healthcare
    [Breaking News] – The healthcare landscape is changing, and while those in DC continue to have polite, bipartisan discussions on how to “solve” this nagging problem, HR departments everywhere are trying to keep up. A new study released last wee…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:07pm -
  • #LikeAGirl: Hire Mo’ne Davis and My Sister
    Always created a campaign addressing what it means to run, throw, and fight #LikeAGirl. When did #LikeAGirl become an insult? As more young girls believe they’re strong and capable, the challenges and obstacles women in the workplace face today wil…
    - 92 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:10pm -
  • The Bachelorette #MenTellAll: The Ultimate Exit Interview
    Finally. A forum to tell people what is really going on at this company (sort of)! Exit interviews can provide companies with feedback on areas of improvement and offers closure to employees. The concept is a little kumbaya, assuming that all break-u…
    - 92 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:08pm -
  • It’s 2014: 3 Ways Technology Can Drive Your People Strategy
    Last Saturday night I sat on the patio of a local pub trying to hold back from devouring the plate of funnel cake fries sitting in the middle of the table but, more importantly, to celebrate one of my closest friend’s 25th birthday. We all went to…
    - 92 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:05pm -
  • Be an Employment Brand Junkie: My 2014 HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference Take-Away
    I love Southwest Airlines; therefore I have a Southwest Visa and avidly watch my points tally up. I have convinced myself my internal energy tank is low without Starbucks in the morning and I have to use my mobile application to pay or else it doesn…
    - 23 Jun 14, 12:10pm -
  • Labor Unions: Who The Heck Is Kain Coulter?
    Unions are out of style. Just like kids from suburbia with popped collars. Despite this “behind the times” thinking, The NLRB ruled on March 27th that Northwestern University Football players are employees and can unionize because college footba…
    - 23 May 14, 2:00pm -

The HR Field Guide

  • Guest Post: The Gender Gap in the Legal Professions (Infographic)
    The following is a guest post from John Sinden on behalf of the Washington University in St. Louis' School of Law:In 2010, the percentage of J.D. and LL.B. degrees earned by women, as a total of all degrees earned, reached 49 percent. Although this n…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 7:31pm -
  • Monday Morning Wisdom (No. 7)
    This week's words of insight come from one of my favorite commute songs, "Losers" by The Belle Brigade - it's equal parts humility, awesome, and business zen...Header Photo Credit: Steve Wilson via Compfight cc
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  • Employee Wellness is Simply a Matter of Employee Engagement
    This week's #YLLD comes in the form of a #ThrowbackThursday post - dating to April 2013 and an article I wrote, "Employee Wellness is Simply a Matter of Employee Engagement" appeared at TLNT - the tenets I proposed at the time still hold true and mea…
    - 19 Jun 14, 12:51pm -
  • How LinkedIn Has Become My Personal ERP
    Ten years ago SHRM had the notion to create subgroups based on HR specialty (a concept they've abandoned), at the time I'd recently moved from an HR Generalist role into one focused solely on recruitment - it was the job that changed my perspective o…
    - 18 Jun 14, 5:58pm -
  • Monday Morning Wisdom (No. 6)
    Some words of wisdom from a man known for building worlds of whimsy...Header Photo Credit: Steve Wilson via Compfight cc
    - 17 Jun 14, 9:17pm -
  • What Is Your Most Important Professional Achievement?
    Over the last week I've had the opportunity to participate as part of two separate interview panels for a couple of spots we're filling within our larger HR organization - both of the roles call for a certain degree of a technical skill set. The c…
    - 12 Jun 14, 10:42am -

HR Nasty

  • newLaptop Etiquette: Laptops in meetings. Distraction or efficiency tool?
    Laptop Etiquette What is the etiquette when it comes to typing on laptops in meetings? I have some personal ideas and practices that I will share below, but frankly, I don’t know what is right or wrong. I want to ask you, the reader what your thoug…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:35am -
  • Hiring Process, the truth behind the scenes
    Hiring Process A few years ago, I wrote a post on the hiring process titled “When do recruiters call back?” The premise was that it is easy to get frustrated when it takes so long time to hear back from a recruiter once the interview process st…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 4:50am -
  • No asshole rule
      No Asshole Rule The Company A**hole, we all know him or her, and every company has one. A blow hard, a know it all, someone who has all the answers and in their opinion is never wrong.  They think they are the life of the party and their shit doe…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 3:58am -
  • Halloween Costume 2014
    It’s that time of year again. Halloween approaches and of course, it wouldn’t be an HRNasty Halloween if I couldn’t try and predict the tasteless Halloween costumes some fools will wear this year to work.   This year will probably be a double…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:45pm -

HR Gal Friday

  • Sorry About the Hummus, Minnesota
    HR Gal FridayOk. First thing’s first…I’m the devil for skipping out on blogging for a couple months. It’s been a crazy summer and we’ll get into that more later. For now, though, I am very sorry. Back to the Blog - I’ve been thinking a lo…
    - 16 Sep 13, 8:59pm -
  • Confessions of a Current (and Former) Social Media Whore
    HR Gal FridayThere. I said it. A lot of you already know it. I know some of you have talked about it, so let’s bring it out in the open. My attitude towards social media changes more than my underwear during any given week. Sometimes I feel like ev…
    - 25 Jun 13, 11:02pm -
  • Why Trusting Your Gut Can Go Badly – A Sheriff’s Tale
    HR Gal FridayOnce upon a time, there was a lowly HR assistant, newly tasked with hiring several manual laborers for a factory. The factory was located in a poor neighborhood with not many good jobs available. Most of the people in this neighborhood w…
    - 18 Jun 13, 12:03am -
  • The Day HR Got Real – My Worst Day on the Job
    HR Gal FridayI love Louisiana and, in particular, Baton Rouge. I love LSU even though our governor, Bobby Jindal, seems dead set on stripping all its funding and turning it into a Diesel Driving Academy with a football team. I gripe about mosquitoes…
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  • The Most Important Component of Your HR Career

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  • Embracing the Discomfort – The Plan
    HR Gal FridayThe 5th anniversary of my 29th birthday is in a little over 3 weeks and I’ve been thinking about things that I’ve learned about myself over the years.  I’m nosy.  I have an extraordinary memory, which passes for intelligence abou…
    - 28 May 13, 5:01pm -

RU HRelevant

  • newPissed Off For Greatness
    I’ve never been a huge Baltimore Ravens fan (partially because they’ve beat up my TN Titans too many times), but I did enjoy watching Linebacker Ray Lewis play. Lewis, a future Hall of Famer and amateur “preacher”, was known just as much f…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:30pm -
  • Recruit Different

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  • HR Transformers: Avoiding The Age of Extinction
    Nothing says “Saturday Morning” like a good cartoon. I’d wake up early on the weekends just to see what mom was cooking and to see what adventures my favorite animated characters were about to embark on. Watching those same shows … Continue r…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • #CUPAHR14 Wrap-Up
    There’s nothing I enjoy more than being able to hang out with and grow with my peers. The icing on the cake is when all of those peers not only work in my discipline, but in the exact same industry as … Continue reading →
    - 47 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:14pm -
  • Leadership Position, Follower Mindset
    I see a lot of things in my line of work. Organizational issues, backbiting and fighting, several people that need to shut up and sit down, but more importantly, people in leadership positions that need to stand up…and actually lead. … Continue r…
    - 73 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 1:47pm -
  • HR Through Rosy Colored Glasses
    Working at a University, it’s impossible not to walk around and feel old as you see thousands of young and eager faces going to and from class. While I don’t work directly with students much, I get “drafted” every year by … Continue readin…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 1:43pm -

Christopher in HR

  • newBest Blogs 21 November 2014
    Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, ……
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:41pm -
  • Commitment
    Are you committed? The many grey hairs I now possess (I suppose I should be thankful for having “many”) lead others to think I might have a bit of work a day wisdom to impart and that's true. While my … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 1:03pm -
  • Goodness
    Happiness is an inside job. Longtime readers know I often write about satisfaction, contentment and gratitude – variations on the theme of happiness – in relation to work. Now sometimes people get confused: is this guy writing about work, or ……
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 1:03pm -
  • Best Blogs 14 November 2014
    Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, ……
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 1:23pm -
  • Burn Rate
    What are you looking for? Not long ago a colleague was breaking down her experience with a small but growing firm, and her ultimate decision to withdraw from the application process although she was deep into it. “I didn’t want … Continue readi…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 11:45am -
  • Want
    “I want your life.” Startled by the sotto voice I looked up from my chair and said, “S'cuse me?” A man not much younger than me stood a few feet away on the sand looking down at me and said … Continue reading →
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 9:48am -

Talent Anarchy

  • Are you busy tonight? Let’s talk Freak Freak Flags. #TChat
    While I know we’ve been pretty awful at posting here lately, we haven’t been sitting idle.  Joe and I have been busy creating, disrupting, and throwing sparks from stage and in other places (more on that soon).  For now, I wanted to share a qui…
    - 18 Jun 14, 4:13pm -
  • It’s Time To Get Rid Of Old School Management Thinking
    Today, we bring you a guest post from Jacob Shriar at Officevibe.  We love to give voice to those trying to revolutionize work.  And, we thought you’d enjoy this.  Check it out.   This is a warning to all companies still practicing old school m…
    - 28 Jan 14, 2:56pm -
  • On the Future of Work. And love.
    On November 11th and 12th we are going to be facilitating another Frontier Project, this one in Houston. Whereas our last Frontier Project focused on the future of H.R., this one will be focused on the future of work. The Frontier Project is a rel…
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  • You’re not fine. Stop saying you are. #FreakFlag
    “How are you?” We ask this question of each other all the time.  Whether we mean it is a question that will have to wait for another day.   Today, I’m more interested in talking about our answers. Maybe it’s because we suspect that many who…
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  • Speak your Truth

    - 2 Jul 13, 12:13pm -
  • Best Practices are a Lie
    Note: This post was originally written for and posted on the Peoplefluent Blog.  Talent is the most critical ingredient to success for most businesses. We’ve progressed to where we don’t even have to argue this point with most executives. The li…
    - 27 Jun 13, 12:57pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • Peer Recognition, Culture and Going the Extra Mile
    What motivates employees? It is money? Feeling valued at work? Connecting with a company’s social mission? All these are good answers, but a new study from TINYpulse that analyzed over 200,000 employee responses relating to organizational culture f…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • Using Your PTO: It’s the Patriotic Thing To Do
    U.S Employees are taking less vacation time today than at any point in the last four decades. In fact, in 2013 employees with available Paid Time Off (PTO) took an average of 16 days of vacation, compared to an average … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • A New Voice Demanding Flexibility: Dads!
    The Working Mother Research Institute (WMRI), in partnership with Ernst & Young, recently released a report aimed at better understanding “how men are navigating the flexible work and home terrain.” Data from How Men Flex, The Working Mother Repo…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • What War for Talent?
    Accenture’s 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey compares the expectations and perceptions of 2014’s university graduates with the realities of the working world according to both 2012 and 2013 graduates. This comparison casts a focused and sp…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • 2014 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces: Trends for Thought
    Here at Great Place to Work we’re getting ready to reveal the 2014 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list, so there seems like no better a time to talk about a positive organizational trend that’s been occurring among many of the … Contin…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • CEO Insights: The Bumpy Road to ALWAYS ON
    PWC’s 17th annual global CEO report “Good to Grow: 2014 US CEO Survey”, provides a thorough snapshot of executive leadership perspectives and approaches at the current moment. PWC’s report includes perspectives from over 1,300 CEOs from 68 co…
    - 39 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 10:30am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newPODCAST - #HRHappyHour 196 - Career Management and Technology
    HR Happy Hour 196 - Career Management and TechnologyRecorded Thursday November 20, 2014 Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Joe Brooks, CEO ZapointThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Trish and Steve were joined by Joe Brooks, CEO of Z…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • newFacebook at Work and Google Wave
    Remember Google Wave?Sure you do. You probably even recall nagging your friends and contacts for a (at the time) coveted invitation to join the Google Wave beta.Google Wave was going to be the next big, big, transformative thing in workplace collab…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • newThere's more to User Experience than usability
    Here is a quick take and a diagram on UX that I wanted to share on a cold, kind of snowy Wednesday in my part of Western NY, (and thankfully not too snowy, lake effect snow is a funny thing, one side of town can get buried in snow, while a mile away…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:05pm -
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Unemployed vs. Job Openings by Industry
    Today's Chart of the Day comes to us courtesy of the Economic Policy Institute from a short post titled The Number of Unemployed Exceeds the Number of Available Jobs Across All Sectors.First the eponymous chart, then as you have come to expect (and…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • First snow
    Woke up this fine Monday morning to the first real snow of the season (see badly lit pic on the right), with maybe an inch or so of the white stuff coating the ground. I am not sure how much more (if anything) we are going to get today, I generally d…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 2:23pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 195 - #HRevolution 2014 Recap
    HR Happy Hour 195 - HRevolution 2014 RecapRecorded Thursday, November 13, 2014Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, hosts Steve and Trish reviewed the HRevolution 2014 event, held November 7 and 8 in Grapevine…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 2:00pm -

Women of HR

  • newWomen Can’t Do Anything Right! #BULLSHIT
    Women Can't Do Anything Right! This sentiment is a belief I grew up with and entered the workplace with fully controlling my life. Of course, as a brand new college graduate entering the workforce I had no idea of its power and influence over me. I c…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • The New Rules of Engagement: Individualization
    Yvonne Sell and Georg Vielmetter recently wrote Leadership 2030, a new book outlining how 6 powerful trends are impacting life as we know it. They identified these 6 megatrends as Globalization 2.0, Environmental Crisis, Demographic Change, Digitiza…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Giving Feedback to Managers – Don’t Be Afraid To Speak Up!
    We women in HR definitely have plenty to say about what managers can (and should) do to be more effective.   In fact, we’re often so overwhelmed with what a few of our business or functional managers did and didn’t do, that we don’t know where…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Service Awards – Relevant or Passe?
    There was a time, not very long ago, when service awards as part of most companies’ recognition strategy was the norm.  Employees were regularly honored for a certain number of years of commitment to the organization with anything from a certifica…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Half Empty or Half Full? 3 Tips to Keep it Full
    There is such a prevalence of negative messages in today’s world. The media is chock full of ‘if it bleeds it leads’ coverage…and in some ways we have become conditioned to not only expect the icky news, we feed on it. Yes, I get that it is i…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Learning from the Best HR Bloggers
    Editor’s Note: Several of our Women of HR contributors also host their own blogs.  Today our writer Judy Lindenberger talks about her own quest to continue to improve her blog and blogging skills. If you search the internet for the best HR blogs,…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

  • Honoring The Dead
    I was listening to some music recently via Grooveshark (an online music service I subscribe to) when I noticed a small, colorful icon near the bottom of the page. When I clicked on it, it brought me to a website, www.supermaneddy.com.I was set to be…
    - 24 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • The Future of HR: Pathways and Spectrums
    On Tuesday, February 11th, I attended an inaugural HR networking event here in New York City. It was entitled, The Future of HR, and Jennifer McClure (President & Chief Talent Strategist at Unbridled Talent LLC)was the guest speaker.It was an opportu…
    - 17 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • Cutting Ties: How To Disconnect From Work
    A few weeks ago the family and I took an extended weekend trip to Washington DC. It was good to get out of New York City for a while to see family and friends. As with any trip involving small children, planning is essential. We had to pack clothes,…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • In Over Your Head: How To Grow Into A Job Role
    A few weeks ago I went out and invested in myself--I bought a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera. It had been something that I wanted for a while, and was in a position to take the plunge, so to speak.My new camera.I'm enjoying it. The camera i…
    - 3 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • A Great Read - This Is Everything I Know: A 24-Hour Comic About Comics
    As a freelance consultant, I love this Tumblr post by C. Spike Troutman entitled, This Is Everything I Know: A 24-Hour Comic About Comics.It's a clear, intelligent, and engaging overview of how to achieve a measure of personal and professional succes…
    - 27 Jan 14, 2:30pm -
  • 2014: Here's To Routine and Chaos
    I wake up, say hello to the world, grab some coffee, and proceed to hustle. It may be a new year, but it's the same old routine for me.Life. Death. Rebirth. Hustle. My commitment for 2014.— Victorio Milian (@Victorio_M) January 1, 2014Over the pas…
    - 1 Jan 14, 1:57pm -

Benz Communications

Connecting Career and Life

  • Will You Be Leaving the Office Early on June 2nd?
    Will You Be Leaving the Office Early on June 2nd? May 28th, 2009 | by Leanne Apparently June 2nd is the 5th annual “Leave the Office Earlier” day. Leave it to me to learn about this “holiday” when I own my own business, instead of the 4 previ…
    - 4 Jun 13, 4:45pm -
  • An employee pledge
    Last week I wrote a Worker’s Bill of Rights. And I’m sticking to it. I think these are common sense rights that actually do not cost companies money but strengthen the employee/employer relationship, increase productivity and the bottom line. To…
    - 4 Jun 13, 4:43pm -
  • What the Celtics win can teach you about leadership
    ’m sure many of you who also follow me on twitter and have friended me on Facebook are now sick of my “Let’s Go Celtics” mentality and rants. But I’m a rabid Boston fan and always have been…so sorry, that’s not going to stop. Besides wh…
    - 30 May 13, 11:14pm -
  • What I took from the Yahoo! and Best Buy News
    What I took from the Yahoo! and Best Buy News April 8th, 2013 | by Leanne Chase I’m finally ready to weigh in on the not-so-recent news that Yahoo! brought their remote workforce back to the mother ship each day and that Best Buy is abandoning ROWE…
    - 30 May 13, 10:03pm -
  • The magic of a roundtable
    I’ve always been a start-up, smaller company kind of gal. I think the largest organization I’ve ever worked for had about 160 employees – and that was big. The post The magic of a roundtable appeared first on CareerLifeConnection.com.
    - 30 May 13, 10:03pm -
  • The Netflix email and attracting top talent
    Yep I got that email yesterday. You know the one, the one from Netflix. In it I was told the service I now get for $9.99 a month will go up to more than $16 per month starting on Sept. 1st.The post The Netflix email and attracting top talent appear…
    - 30 May 13, 10:01pm -

HR Hardball

  • HR; Are we Innovative? Or Having a Mid-Life Crisis?
    This past weekend, I attended #HRevolution in Grapevine, TX. Being somewhat of an introvert, this was a good stretch assignment for me (assigned by me) in my continuing efforts to learn more about “What’s Next?” in Human Resources. Great group…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:08pm -
  • Do We Get What We Deserve?
    #Election2014. Thank God that’s over. Howdy Texans, we have a new Governor! For those of you who care, Greg Abbott won the gubernatorial vote over Wendy Davis in a bit of a landslide. I’m thrilled. Not necessarily by Mr. Abbott’s […]The post…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 2:23am -
  • Resume Wasteland
    “Man looks in the abyss, there’s nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.”  Wall Street, 1987 “Candidate sends a resume into the abyss, there’s no response […]Th…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 12:17pm -
  • Ebola? None For Me, Thanks
    “If you want to know what’s inside something, just squeeze.” – Whitaker wisdom, date unknown. Grow up in Texas and you’ll pick up any number of colloquialisms, parables, metaphors, and the like…sometimes, you even invent them. This one…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 12:50am -
  • A Stand Up Guy
    I never take it for granted that I’m able to work from my home. But be forewarned, it does take discipline, and challenges exist within. Here’s a quick tip from me #BehindTheScenes. For the lion’s share of the day, I’m […]The post A Stand…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 6:42pm -
  • Untitled
    I never take it for granted that I’m able to work from my home. But be forewarned, it does take discipline, and challenges exist within. Here’s a quick tip from me #BehindTheScenes. For the lion’s share of the day, I’m […]The post appeare…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 6:41pm -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • My Leadership Sweet Spot
    Leaders must be learners and last week I completed the Healthcare Leadership Development Program. It was great program focused on each of us as individual leaders, the healthcare environment we operate in and leadership in crisis. As a wrap-up, each…
    - 60 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Learning From Those We lead
    There were times when I thought I knew it all: fresh out of college with a diploma that said I was educated, reporting for my first assignment with a shiny 2nd Lieutenant gold bar that said I was in charge, or stepping into an HR Director role with y…
    - 67 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 2:00pm -
  • Taking the Gloves Off: Leaders and HR
    Human resources can be complex, confusing and exasperating. Communications between leaders and their human resources department don't have to be.Unfortunately, they are.  Photo credit: iStock…
    - 81 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Kids, Mind Your Orthodonist: A Day in the Life Sunday
    Anna Curzan, delivered a wonderful TED talk, What Makes a Word "Real." While you wonder if  "hangry," "unfriend" and "multislacking" are real words, let me give three real words that are ignored at your own risk: wear your retainer.…
    - 83 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • {Safety} Crazy Comes in Many Sizes
    It was 1980-something in Erie, Pennsylvania and my college roommates and I were getting ready to go out. Whether we were heading to Paparelli's Pub, the Pike house or an after hours club, we stayed together, watched out for each other and stepped in…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:00am -
  • Taking Community For Granted
    We long for a place where everybody knows our name.  We seek community. While there continue to be discussions over what actually defines a community, for many, it is a sense of cohesiveness among a group of people.Let's go with that.…
    - 24 Jun 14, 11:00am -

Recruiter Chicks

  • Last Minute Tips for #SHRM14
    Here are 14 tips as the countdown begins for #SHRM14.  Most will be useful for SHRM Annual Conference newbies and some will be great reminders for those of us who are SHRM Conference veterans.  Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!   1.  Be p…
    - 19 Jun 14, 1:33pm -
  • SHRM13: Keep Calm and Forge Ahead
    HR Conferences are a great way to learn, grow, get informed about the latest employment law related updates, network with fellow HR professionals and get a general idea of where HR is headed.  Chris Havrilla and I were honored to attend the SHRM Ann…
    - 21 Jun 13, 4:24am -
  • 5 Tips for SHRM Annual Conference First Timers
    SHRM’s Annual Conference is rapidly approaching.  I usually start thinking about packing for this amazing adventure about two weeks out.  Coincidentally, I just returned from a family vacation to Disneyworld and I have often referred to the…
    - 4 Jun 13, 1:08pm -
  • The Interview – Button Up!
    Periodically, we all need to be reminded of the importance of buttoning up in an interview.  An interview is a business meeting where job seekers and hiring managers put their best foot forward to determine if there is a match.  It’s all about ma…
    - 17 Apr 13, 5:05am -
  • Master Recruiter Series: What Does Recruiting Have to Do with Retention?
    Please note:  This is a re-post of an article, “Hiring For Keeps – What Does Recruiting Have to Do With Retention?”, that I originally wrote for the Jobsite.com blog , where I am honored to be a regular contributor! Recruiting is a Business Fu…
    - 14 Feb 13, 1:02pm -
  • Master Recruiter Series: Sourcing, SourceCon & SourceCon After Dark
    I am starting a new series of posts that I will write on from time to time, that will focus on skills and concepts that I think are the difference makers that define great recruiters.  Sourcing, how we discover and identify potential candidates, is…
    - 31 Jan 13, 12:00pm -

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

  • newCreating and Sustaining Identity in a PEO Relationship
    A corporate brand is much more than its name and logo. A successful organization’s brand is a function of its employees’ identity. Either brand identity lies in employee DNA or it does not. According to Americus Reed, II of the University of Penn…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 3:01pm -
  • PEO - The Gold Standard
    Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) exist to provide your small business with integrated services that effectively manage your critical human resource responsibilities and employer risks. This promise allows you to focus on growth and profitab…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 6:25pm -
  • Rethinking the Performance Appraisal Metric
    Many managers and business owners give short shrift to the daily performance counseling aspects of their job and simply rely on the annual performance evaluation to let their employees know how they are doing. While this strategy may save some time i…
    - 73 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 1:12pm -
  • 5 Dynamic Ways your Business Benefits from Partnering with a PEO
    A professional employer organization (PEO) offers your business a brighter future. The co-employment relationship promises small and medium sized businesses a new employee infrastructure, one that benefits from economies of scale in purchasing group…
    - 92 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:38am -
  • What You Give is What You Get
    On the most fundamental level, employees want a decent wage for a decent day's work. Unfortunately, this simplification does not always translate to the workplace as managers and employees have radically different ideas of what the statement means. S…
    - 6 Aug 14, 3:13pm -

HR to WHO

  • Death In Heaven Expectations
    What are your predictions of the season eight Doctor Who finale, Death In Heaven?The post Death In Heaven Expectations appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 13 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 1:32am -
  • Who is Missy?
    Who is Missy?The post Who is Missy? appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 21 days ago, 1 Nov 14, 4:52am -
  • Hold On To Your Childhood Heroes
    Hold on to Your Childhood Heroes by: Chris Fields &nbsp […]The post Hold On To Your Childhood Heroes appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 22 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:48pm -
  • The Comic Book Hero
    We all have our heroes. And, for those of you who know […]The post The Comic Book Hero appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 22 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:44am -
  • Social Media: What Matters to YOU?
    When choosing your social media process, don't forget to ask what matters to YOU.The post Social Media: What Matters to YOU? appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 34 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 6:27pm -

Change-Effect

  • The soft, warm fart of social acceptance
    Having the confidence to listen to and understand the voices that challenge and contradict with your own thoughts, opinions and views is key to growing and learning. Beware the individual or organisation that surrounds itself with those that placate.
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Essential HR marketing
    Every day we are ultimately marketing and selling our work to our colleagues within the business. It is not something that we should be afraid of, far from it. We should be constantly focused on our target markets and delivering our messages in ways…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 8:05am -
  • The consumerisation of #HR
    We have made our organisations to complex and over managed. We need to take a step back and work harder on simplification. But more than that we need to consumerise our offering, to think of employees and managers as the end user and design intervent…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • You’re not as big as you think
    There is a lot of talk at the moment about HR and big data. The thing is, that most companies don''t have enough employees or data for it to be considered medium, never mind big. Once again we are chasing a myth and creating an industry from a fad.
    - 40 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • Engage your brain
    There is an intrinsic stupidity in our focus on employee engagement. But it isn't the thing that you probably think I'm going to say. Th stupidity comes from our belief that we create engagement, not disengagement.
    - 47 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 7:10am -
  • The fallacy of commerciality
    I've written before about my issues with the term "commercial HR". It just doesn't mean anything. Or it means different things to different people. So how do we challenge this effectively? And what can you do if you're asked about this in an intervie…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 6:55am -

PeopleTactics

  • How to Develop an Employee Referral Program
    Employee referral programs can be one of the most successful and cost effective recruitment tools a company can employ. When designed and executed correctly, an employee referral program can produce top quality hires, while minimizing the cost and ti…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • How to Write a Job Description
    A job description is a crucial resource. It outlines the knowledge, skills, abilities and other talents needed to succeed. Many view the job description as only a recruitment tool; however, it is truly a valuable management tool used for performance…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • How to Interview with Confidence
    Creating the right mix of interview questions and knowing what to listen for in a candidate’s responses can set you up for a successful interview and hiring decision. To take it a step further, preparing in advance and creating the right atmosphere…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Smart Hiring: Asking the Right Questions
    Great hires make their manager, team and company look great. Of course on the flip side, not-so-great hires do just the opposite. Getting it right the first time saves money, time and frustration. As a hiring manager, there are a few strategies you c…
    - 28 days ago, 25 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • How Do I Set Goals for My Team
    Once you have met with your employee to review his performance over this past year, it is important to focus on improvement and continued skill development. Clearly put – it’s time to set some goals. Begin with the end in mind – what are your c…
    - 35 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • How Do I Conduct a Performance Review?
    Providing feedback face-to-face can elicit feelings of anxiety for both the manager and employee – especially if the feedback relates to underperformance. At the end of day, you want the employee to leave the meeting feeling excited and motivated a…
    - 42 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

  • Get Hired + a $4k Signing Bonus (this weekend ONLY)
    This Chick has visited more job boards than she cares to admit. Do you get a job off of a job board? No. You get information about a job, but the odds of getting a job from a job board (like Indeed.com, Monster, etc.) is about 10%. Not to mention the…
    - 85 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 7:33pm -
  • Do You Search Your Company Hashtag?
    I’ve been hearing a lot of these days about social recruiting, turning employees into brand ambassadors, and creating a “Your culture is your brand” social media strategy.  I realized awhile ago that not only do companies already have brand am…
    - 92 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 8:28pm -
  • Kick Ass Cover Letter that Gets an Interview
    Companies with awesome culture often hire for a cultural fit first and foremost, so throw out what you learned about snoozy cover letters to land an interview by writing a kick ass cover letter.  One thing most companies that care about culture has…
    - 7 Jul 14, 3:35pm -
  • Using the Law of Attraction in Your Job Search
    I’ve been nerding out on Wayne Dyer lately.  If you’re not down with Wayne, he’s a spiritual leader that uses metaphysical  teachings (think The Secret) to help you create an out-of-this-world life.  He’s written a lot of books  and I’v…
    - 23 Jun 14, 3:32pm -
  • Why Getting Fired from a Startup is Trendy
    While I love startup culture, there is a trend amongst these beer-pong playing cultures and that is hiring fast, but firing just as quickly.  If you are attracted to startup culture too, this is something you need must be aware of before sending i…
    - 12 Jun 14, 12:10pm -
  • Help Your Employees Find Their Next Job
    I feel like a drug dealer.  Meet me at the bar.  You can’t tell anyone.  They’re nervous, checking to see if anyone they know is around.  We talk in hushed voices… About them quitting their job. They have a job, but need a new one fast.  I…
    - 28 May 14, 3:29pm -

Accidental HR

  • Generally speaking
    One of the most difficult questions for me to answer is in what areas to do want to develop, learn or want training. It’s not for lack of wanting to develop, but rather from a fear of boxing myself in. I have a hard time choosing – I want to lear…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 9:16pm -
  • The data behind Accidental HR
    Every year on my birthday I sit back and reflect on where I’m at and do a check-in on how things are going.  This year I decided to be a bit more analytic about it. So for the past year, here are the numbers and facts behind the woman: The basics:…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • Undoing kindergarten: You don’t have to share everything
    There was a time when information was THE ultimate currency.  It was so precious that it in some instance “a little knowledge’ was considered “a dangerous thing”. Today – information is like a Starbucks.  You can find it anywhere and in r…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Attention. Attention please.
    It goes without saying that if I’m aiming to write an HR blog, then I should be the one giving advice, telling people how it is, and griping about the reality of things. Oh and where’s my seat at the table? And how about them engagement scores. T…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 2:15pm -
  • Happy Halloween
    I don’t usually post things about sentimental holidays like Halloween, but I just had to. It’s always been a blast in our household – although this year seems to be the exception. It’s the first year where we have not decorated and have prett…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:59am -
  • Gap Analysis
    I’m all over the place these days – literally and figuratively. Take this blog for example. One minute I’m sharing how I feel like I’ve lost my creative mojo, then I’m comparing your work team to onions, and then the next I’m building a p…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 10:00am -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

  • Leaders, Time to Get Your Shift Together
    In a time of scarcity, the greatest abundance is the plentiful of being more of who we already are. Today’s leaders own a lot. We are responsible for a continuum that has the bottom line on one end, and on the other, cultivating conditions for the…
    - 13 Aug 14, 4:28am -
  • Get Your Head in the Cloud with Disruptive E-Learning Technology
    I’m excited to be collaborating with e-learning company Docebo, on a series of sponsored posts and guest posts on topics ranging from Business Process Humanization to Learning Design for Employer Branding, and this first post on a review of their l…
    - 20 Mar 14, 3:21pm -
  • Here’s Why YOU Didn’t Think of That
    Dear Smart Humans, In my work around “Conscious Disruption” I talk about first Showing Up – without apology or permission in the full glory of ourselves. We are so keen to edit, so quick to hack where the shortest path to success doesn’t requ…
    - 16 Dec 13, 6:23pm -
  • 5 Steps to Being Fabulous in the Workplace and Beyond
    It’s been an interesting few months as I’ve reconnected with parts of myself that I had shelved in favour of what I thought I should be doing, how I thought I should be living and who I thought mattered (on paper). The funny thing is, I didn’t…
    - 18 Oct 13, 4:53pm -
  • Design Free or Die Hard
    “…a brand needs to know what it believes, and this way it can behave and communicate in ways that are that much stronger” — Nicolas Bordas   AND I WOULD ADD IN WAYS THAT ARE MUCH MORE HUMAN We must all view our unique creation as an act…
    - 15 Oct 13, 5:21pm -
  • Death by Conference: When Smart People Use Comic Sans
    Dear Speaker, Here’s the deal. If you get a stage to share your knowledge, it is your duty to humankind to influence the way people think, live, believe and behave — not just talk about yourself/product/service. Knowledge is only power when i…
    - 12 Oct 13, 6:15pm -

Stratify

  • Problem: “Resumes Suck”. Solution: …
    The cost of labour is roughly 70%+ of all operating budgets of organizations today. Not only is this number significant but so is the increasingly complex nature…
    - 13 May 14, 1:28pm -
  • Learn How to Leverage Big Data in HR!
    Ahhh yeeeees… the world of “Big Data” in HR. It caught on in 2013 like a massive avalanche in the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. Do we…
    - 7 Feb 14, 7:23pm -
  • Mashup: Super Bowl, NFL, TV, Social Media, Analysts…
    Super Bowl XLVIII came and went this past weekend. The Seattle Seahawks won their first-ever Vince Lombardi trophy with a shellacking of the Denver Broncos, 43-8. Yes…
    - 4 Feb 14, 8:51pm -
  • Adoption of Social Media in HR & Recruitment
    It was the winter of 2011, immediately after co-running Impact99 Toronto. At the time Impact99 was a 1-day conference dedicated to social media and human resources —…
    - 31 Jan 14, 4:51pm -
  • 1st Ever Canadian Employer Branding Summit
    It is well documented that employer branding is a key strategic driver of business productivity and profitability.  With the proliferation of social media, the connection between employer…
    - 27 Jan 14, 11:59pm -
  • Breaking New HR Blogging Ground at #HRPA2014
    For the first-time in the history of the Annual HRPA Conference and Tradeshow they are supporting a central blog team.  “Blog Squads” as they are usually called…
    - 23 Jan 14, 5:49am -

Break the Frame

  • Selective Memory: A Perfect Past and Unknown Future
    As I replay the highs and lows of my career and life, I realize that I only remember bits and pieces.  No, I don’t suffer from amnesia, but I do have selective memory.  I can look back on even the most trying of times and in retrospect, with man…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • A Self-Talk Gap: Exceptional vs Mediocre Employees
    Having worked as an internal employee in corporate life for nearly twenty years, I’ve hired and worked with some super stars.  It’s no surprise that I’ve also worked with individuals who personified mediocrity.  Since coaching people on stren…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • Why Be Creative? 10 Reasons to Make the Leap
    A few weeks ago I wrote about my children and their commitment to the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program.  In my effort to support them, I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring too.  All it takes to “win” is 50,000 words in 30 days.  Easy peas…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • Leadership: Building an Alliance to Create Success
    I’ve been sick for a week now.  Not just a little cold, but hacking cough, sore throat, achy, and absolutely exhausted. I’m sure it’s the flu and it appears to be very fond of me.  It happens that my illness has coincided with a critical poin…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 9:30am -
  • 25 Ways to Unleash the Quiet Hero in You
    Tonight after dinner,  I cuddled with my son as he read to me as a part of his bedtime routine.  When he was done, he looked up at me and told me I’m his hero.  All I did was close my laptop, put my arm around him and listen, but to him, it real…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

  • Weed
    It’s spring, and although everything is green, I was surprised that when I actually looked at the garden, a huge amount of weeds have sprung up. It was a good reminder that in times of growth, we have to be really on guard about what’s establishi…
    - 39 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 12:38pm -
  • I was 'one of the boys' and it made me a bitch
    The danger of the boys club is not the fact that there’s multiple men in one space, it goes code red when a girl becomes ‘one of the boys’. How do I know? Because I used to be the chosen one. I was one of the boys with a bunch of guys that I ab…
    - 6 Aug 14, 12:45pm -
  • Forgiving yourself for your full time job
    How amazing are biological rhythms that we just accept, like REM cycles, tides, moons, seasons – flowers that open and close at certain hours of the day. We say “yes of course, these things should have this rhythm because they are from nature and…
    - 10 Jun 14, 2:29pm -
  • When Friction with Leadership Pays
    The 2 key points to working with leadershipA leader acts like a grinding stone sharpener - you know that huge wheel of stone that you hold metal objects to and it sharpens them down to a fine edge? There's some that come with finger guards, some that…
    - 25 Mar 14, 1:17pm -
  • A Happy Death is the Worst Death of All
    Have you ever heard of hypoxia? It's the starvation of oxygen from the body, you know, like when you'e at high altitude. My partner who is training to be a pilot had to do a test of how long he could function effectively without oxygen. He explained…
    - 16 Mar 14, 12:01pm -
  • Passing the High Performance Buck Back
    This guy would have saved so much time if he just asked the dog to try opening the door first... If we really value our stars, we give them that opportunity to have a go, then we offer the support.I don't think it matters what size your HR team is, o…
    - 20 Feb 14, 11:22am -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • Corporate America Has Lost Another Soldier…Me
    When I graduated from college, I had a fire in my belly that you could see from miles away- I was hungry for opportunity. I purposely went into to HR having done my research on it as a profession. Additionally, I was told that there was an ongoing ne…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 7:00am -
  • Does Humility Have A Place In Business?
    Humility is defined as “the quality and/or state of not thinking you are better than anyone else.” When you have made it to the huge conference room and are seated with the suits and powerful figureheads in your organization- what changes? Does t…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 8:30am -
  • Why Focusing on Internal Equity Isn’t a Compensation Strategy?
        Outside of my love for both Recruitment and Talent Management lies a fascination with Compensation Strategy. It is the window of opportunity that every company has to compete for talent. Not every company can deal the same cards. Some will lag…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 8:30am -
  • Mean Girls In Leadership
      There are extreme cases of  “leaning-in” and women asserting themselves in the workplace. In fact, the asserting is more like aggression and the leaning isn’t necessarily “in” but rather on the backs of other employees. What am I talkin…
    - 44 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 8:30am -
  • “I am Revolutionizing HR” HUNITE – In Work, In Life, In The Moment
        We are a company that believes trusting and supporting the power of individuals will lead to greater things in the workplace. After more than a decade of building HR portals, we realized it was time to revolutionize the way we work, because the…
    - 61 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 1:02pm -
  • “I am Revolutionizing HR”- Social Data and The Entelo Advantage

    - 68 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 8:30am -

Talent Vanguard

  • Networking is Dead. Long Live Networking!
    Those of us embroiled in the ‘war for talent’ often fail to appreciate that this ‘talent’ is made up of individuals fighting their own war for the job they want, or even just a foot in the door. This is the unique ugliness of our modern day l…
    - 24 Jul 14, 11:51am -
  • Live a Deliberate Life, “Beyond the Picket Fence”
    This week, I’m interviewing Chris Taylor, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker, about his first book Beyond the Picket Fence, now available for pre-order. I was intrigued about the message of Chris’s book to live a deliberate life and wanted to know…
    - 8 Jul 14, 11:42am -
  • Everyone Must Be Exceptional
    An explicit focus in almost every area of HR is getting, developing, growing, and keeping top performers. The cream of the crop, the engaged, motivated and committed super star, showering discretionary effort wherever they go like flower petals.   A…
    - 12 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • The Tyranny of the Happy Workplace
    “An office is a place to live life to the fullest, to the max. An office is a place where dreams come true.” – Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin Have you noticed how organizations are no longer content with simply having engaged employees? Now they…
    - 14 Apr 14, 12:22pm -
  • A Complete Guide to Your Mentor
    If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I have strong feelings about the ability of mentorship to accelerate career progression and professional achievement. So, it will come as no surprise to you that I am up on my soap box at the EOList this we…
    - 18 Mar 14, 12:28pm -
  • Organizational Forgetting
    One of the very few downsides to becoming a homeowner is that people (ok, your parents), don’t want to store your things (ok, junk) anymore: “You have your own basement now.” Fair enough. That is how I found myself sorting through half a dozen…
    - 16 Feb 14, 6:24pm -

Career Connects

  • What makes the perfect Linkedin profile?
    10 Tips to help you sculpt your Linkedin profile, from the fine folks at LinkHumans.     Looking to do more on Linkedin? Check these Networking Tips from a Recruiter.
    - 2 Jul 14, 2:41am -
  • Transitioning Military Women’s Career Event in Austin
    In partnership with National Charity League, Inc. the Texas National Guard will host a Military Women in Transition event to help women in all phases of the job search or […]
    - 7 Feb 14, 3:57pm -
  • Networking Advice from a Recruiter
    It’s Friday, and a day of reflection for me. There are three bits of my 9 years of recruiting experience that I’d like to share with anyone simply networking and/or […]
    - 24 Jan 14, 4:57pm -
  • Can you teach old dogs about new toys?
    Adopting a new pet can be easier than adopting new technology. Good technology can shave time off processes, and make compliance easier. The BEST technology can help you tell the […]
    - 5 Nov 13, 7:05pm -
  • Does your resume help you stand out?
    More and more, the importance of an organic and dynamically updated social profile is dominating the job search landscape. How can you separate yourself from the hundreds of competing resumes […]
    - 5 Nov 13, 4:20pm -
  • How to Recruit Candidates like Humans
      Does your recruiting strategy include a content marketing strategy? Most recruiters throw out a job link and the phrase “great opportunity” then expect the best candidates to come knocking. […]
    - 5 Oct 13, 3:17am -

Visueel Voorop in HR

  • Visie op een bedrijfskundige benadering van HRM (Paper)
    In onderstaande paper, ingesloten met behulp van OneDrive, wordt op basis van een literatuurstudie uitgezocht wat de bedrijfskundige aspecten van HRM zijn. Daarnaast is deze paper op basis van eerder gepubliceerde blogs geschreven door deze in same…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • Vision of HR Value Proposition
    A value proposition is a statement that clearly identifies what advantages customers will receive by purchasing a particular product or service. Applied to HR, the HR value proposition is a systemic approach that makes visible and credible the value-…
    - 2 Jul 14, 9:34pm -
  • Visie op HR waardepropositie
    Een waardepropositie is een concrete uitwerking van de gekozen positionering waarmee een organisatie klanten voor haar aanbod probeert te winnen. Een waardepropositie speelt in op de behoeften van specifieke doelmarkten en gaat dieper in op de unieke…
    - 27 May 14, 6:21pm -
  • Vision of tactical management of human capital
    Tactics include the tactical management of an organisation. Tactical management is a plan for the deployment of resources and ways to achieve a particular goal. This plan should contribute to the strategy of an organisation. Strategy describes how…
    - 2 Dec 13, 4:00pm -
  • Vision of Corporate Effectuation and HR Business Model
    The pressure on HR for the creation of (more) value to an organization increases. As mentioned in my previous blog ´HR Business Model Canvas´, an HR business model describes the value proposition for the HR domain. However, the market is changing…
    - 30 Sep 13, 6:08pm -
  • Visie op Corporate Effectuation en HR Business Model
    De druk op HR voor het creëren van (meer)waarde aan een organisatie neemt toe. Zoals in mijn vorige blog ‘Visie op HR Business Model’ aangegeven, kan door middel van een HR Business Model de waardecreatie door HR worden beschreven. Echter, … C…
    - 10 Sep 13, 5:45pm -

HR Bartender

  • newFunction Over Fashion – Friday Distraction
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. The Boston Globe named Kronos number one on their annual Top Places to Work list. Congrats to them – very wel…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:57am -
  • newManaging Your Online Presence During a Job Hunt [infographic]
    We established a long time ago that social media is not a fad. Being proficient in using social media tools is a desired skill – both in your business life as well as your personal life. Case in point, when looking for a job, social media can be ex…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:57am -
  • Changing Performance Appraisal Ratings – Ask #HR Bartender
    The performance appraisal continues to be a topic of conversation. Today’s reader question brings up an interesting point about the process. Hi Sharlyn. I love your blog and learn a lot from it. I’m currently working on a project to implement aut…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 9:57am -
  • Even Great Workplaces Make Difficult Decisions
    Great places to work are not perfect places to work. They face many of the same challenges that all companies face. They have to make the same difficult decisions as everyone else. It’s how they choose to handle those moments that makes them a best…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 10:57am -
  • Find the Passion In Your Career [infographic] – Friday Distraction
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation . As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals fo…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 9:57am -
  • Distractions: The New Productivity Killer [infographic]
    One of the things I enjoy about working from home is I get fewer distractions. Yes, I said fewer. I can really dive into a project and not worry about groups of people chatting outside my door. Or emails about there being birthday cake in the breakro…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 9:57am -

Human Resource Management

  • Corporate Nirvana – A Tale of Urban Enlightenment
    Book Author: Sonali D'silva (Talent Development Professional, Author and Avid Blogger)I have been one of those professionals who had no time for myself or for reflection and had lost touch with my...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 30 Jun 14, 6:33am -
  • Take another Shot
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    - 11 Jun 14, 1:31am -
  • Employee Leadership
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    - 1 Jun 14, 2:23pm -
  • Leadership Roadmap
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    - 20 May 14, 7:15am -
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    - 19 May 14, 3:35am -

Leadership Freak

  • newHow to Lead with Compassion but Not Be a Pushover
    Compassion goes wrong when it goes too far. Too much compassion prolongs helplessness, failure, and mediocrity. Compassion done well fuels confidence, excellence, and success. Organizations without compassion are fear-filled, ugly places to work.……
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:45pm -
  • new10 Ways to Deal with the Sucky Side of Work
    When work sucks, life sucks. You like to think work doesn’t define you, but it sure feels like it. How much suck is too much? How much: Every job has a dark side.… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:36pm -
  • new10 Ways to Cut to the Chase and Get Stuff Done
    You grow quiet when someone with more power is in the room. You blab when you’re perceived as the big cheese. How many times have you wished the boss would just shut up?… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:21pm -
  • The Three Eyes of Trajectory
    Drift feels great when the sun is hot and the water calm. But, drifters always crash on the rocks. Holding steady is drifting toward oblivion. Trajectory: What is your current trajectory? If you… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 1:31pm -
  • Avoid 4 Dangers of Impatience – Still Get Things Done
    Show me a leader with patience and I’ll show you someone people trust. Dealing with people requires patience. They’re putting up with you all the time. 4 dangers of impatience: Fractured relationships. Fear… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 12:22pm -
  • What Matters Now
    A million small things call you away from what matters now. We sell ourselves to the “devil of busyness” because it’s easier than doing what matters now.  Busyness is an excuse to avoid… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 9:51pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

LebHR

  • 5 Great Motivational Books You Should Read
    Who needs motivation? humm, everyone?! It is in fact a key aspect of anyone’s work experience, and life in general. Without motivation, one would sit idle, do nothing, feel depressed. And even though we had previously written many articles regardin…
    - 26 Apr 13, 8:07am -
  • How to Deal with a Micromanager ?
    Now that you came to realize what the key signs of a micromanager are (if you missed our previous article about this topic feel free to check it here: Are you a Micromanager?), we now move to another aspect which is the key problem for people being m…
    - 22 Apr 13, 5:03pm -
  • Are you a Micromanager?
    Are you a micromanager? sometimes termed a control freak? well sadly most micromanagers will answer by no ! as they do not feel that they are micromanaging. Actually many people will feel insulted if they are called micromanagers. The effects of thi…
    - 17 Apr 13, 5:46pm -
  • How to Become World’s Best Boss: an Interview with Michael Scott
    Who’s better to sit in for an interview with than Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s own Michael Scott, “World’s Best Boss” ?! We arranged to have this great “fictional” interview with Michael (based upon actual quotes from The Office) to learn…
    - 12 Apr 13, 7:52pm -
  • 5 Great HR Blogs you Should Follow
    So you are into the Human Resources field, maybe just entering into this exciting HR career (or as Michael Scott from the office describes HR as they “suck the air out of the room they walk into” .. lol, but that’s just Michael Scott), you migh…
    - 10 Apr 13, 8:12pm -
  • Virtual Workplace 4 Key Tools and Implementation Steps
    As we had defined earlier virtual workplaces and their types, and discussed also their advantages, challenges, as well as their future .. Today we continue this discussion shedding lights on the tools and implementation of virtual workplaces. In esse…
    - 27 Mar 13, 8:05pm -

HR Observations

  • newFuture Friday: What if your office drove you to work?
    I am not talking about a car pool here. I am talking about your office, at least a part of it, actually picking you up and driving you to work while you sat and worked. Would you be interested? With the advent of driverless vehicles that may become a…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • newTwo Carnivals for the Price of One
    Two carnivals were published yesterday that you should pay attention to. If you don’t know what a blog “carnival” is it is a, generally, monthly collection of blog posts compiled in one place by someone who volunteers their time and effort to p…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • The NLRB and the EEOC are primed to sue you for using social media in the hiring process
    The use of social media has been used for finding candidates for several years. It is an excellent tool for finding both active and passive candidates. But its use comes with some potential downsides because the government doesn’t like you using it…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Is Sexism at work in the Labor Market?
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced some interesting unemployment figures the other day. They announced that the rate of unemployment for men has dropped below that of women for the first time since 2006. Is this evidence of sexism being in acti…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Sometimes you have to give yourself a kick in the seat of the pants
    It is Monday morning. You are waking in order to go to work, yet you don’t really want to. You are just not motivated. Your boss is a pain. He/she is not “motivating” enough. The work is interesting enough, but having to face another day in tha…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Future Friday: The future of HR according to John Boudreau
    I had the good fortune to catch a webinar that was presented by the Harvard Business Review entitled Workforce Analytics of the Future: Using Predictive Analytics to forecast talent needs. It featured John Boudreau, who is a professor at the Universi…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 12:00pm -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • WittyParrot's list of top 100 HR influencers to follow on Twitter #socialHR
    The folks at SaaS company brought up a list of top 100 HR influencers to follow on Twitter and I was fortunate to be ranked on with fellow HR friends from India along with Abhijit Bhaduri, Anand Pillai, Vivek Paranjpe,  Achal Khanna, Yashwant…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Enterprise Social Networking - the focus on collaboration and driven by HR
    So yesterday I gave a talk to 12 HR heads at Bangalore which was organized by Microsoft on my thoughts on enterprise social networking in organizations. I was surprised to discover that many HR leaders were looking at driving it for their organizatio…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 4:29am -
  • On demergers -quoted in the Business Standard @bsindia
    The folks at Business Standard did a story on demergers and asked me for an opinion on how organizations could do it better, some excerpts:According to independent HR consultant Gautam Ghosh, "A corporate spin-off is not necessarily bad news for empl…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 8:38am -
  • Some Twitter conversations on Social Media, Job Hunting and HR
    Today was an interesting day - I was invited by Tech Mahindra to be a guest on their #TechMChat on Social HR. Just an hour to go for #TechMChat with @GautamGhosh & @SucharitaPalepu sharing their thoughts about Social HR pic.twitter.com/ISsdpricJb—…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 1:17pm -
  • Looking for my next gig
    So after one and a half years with Philips in two roles I am ready for the next challenge. What can I do?I can help HR teams leverage social technologies for employer branding, social recruiting, social recognition, internal communications and social…
    - 55 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 6:23pm -
  • Twitter and Blogging for Learning & Development Leaders
    Last week I was invited to present to a group of global learning leaders of a BPO/KPO firm on my Twitter and Blogging journey.This is the presentation I made.Looking forward to your feedback Social media for learning leaders from Gautam Ghosh If…
    - 55 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 6:18pm -

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

  • Sometimes all it takes is finding the right coach...
    Even if you are not a fan of singing competitions on TV (I personally haven't watched American Idol in years) the winner of The Voice last night, Josh Kaufman, was a pretty big success not only for the franchise, but for the artist himself.He had lon…
    - 21 May 14, 3:43pm -
  • Do not let planning get in the way of execution
    For those of you who are still shaking their head at the images from Atlanta and lines of cars, people stranded, walking home and sitting on the road for over 12 hours...well I join you in that head shaking.In case you missed it, here is a brief slid…
    - 29 Jan 14, 9:25pm -
  • It's okay to not be Zappos....they had to start somewhere also
    Not surprisingly a lot of talk has been going on in the last week or so about Zappos significant shift to flattening their management hierarchy .  In this Washington Post article it notes: "The unusual approach is called a “holacracy.” Develope…
    - 15 Jan 14, 8:41pm -
  • Do you have a career plan?
    One of the hardest questions for me to ever answer was and is, "Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?" This question creates mini panic attacks in my gut. What if I answer wrong? Should I be specific or general? Worst of all, what if I don't know…
    - 9 Aug 13, 3:46pm -
  • Changing the learning curve
    I have read Penelope Trunk for some years now, back when she was with Brazen Careerist and now since she's been out on her own.I won't lie some musings I drift over and some I really read. However if you haven't read one of her most recent postings,…
    - 7 Apr 13, 11:32pm -
  • Don't be that HR horror story
    If you follow different HR blogs out there, you've no doubt come across one of the better ones by Chris Fields.   In fact one of his more recent posts about taking your "HR hat off" made me recall my own interactions with friends or relatives and me…
    - 21 Mar 13, 2:09am -

HR Hound

  • newA form of audio that can replace radio, #DTHR
    There are people who listen to radio and there are people who use dial-up internet. One is like Pedro and one is like Napoleon Dynamite. Two peas in a pod. With so many Spotifiy stations, Pandora channels, podcasts and free downloads...why would anyo…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:28pm -
  • The One Policy Your Company Does Not Have
    Many companies create policies and procedures that allow bureaucracy to creep in and before you know it everything becomes a "management" decision. In your society of work, life etc. you have the privilege to make decisions about your life, but the m…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 4:05pm -
  • #VueNation: Your Culture on Friday should make you look forward to Monday
    Good morning, it's Friday. 70% of U.S. workers are not engaged at work and 38% of engaged workers are more likely to have above average productivity. Pathetic culture. Could you imagine working on a 10 person team and 7 of them are checked out? Nobod…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 3:16pm -
  • The Everyday Billboard Job You Pursue
    The job that will make you famous with your picture on a billboard is the job everyday people like you pursue.Too often people work hard, pour their personal lives into their professional lives and it all becomes one. They are their profession and w…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 1:07pm -
  • 3 Ways To Be Creative In Recruitment Marketing [#InTalent Edition]
    I just snuggled back into my home in Salt Lake City after being with 4,000 of my closest recruiting and marketing friends in San Francisco. I was at a LinkedIn event called Talent Connect or #InTalent for people on the Twitters.Everyone says Talent…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 8:37am -
  • To survey or Not to survey
    When to survey...When you need frontline feedback from a mass amount of people. Get their feedback, then act.When you want new and different ideas to help solve problems. Survey people and let them ask questions too.When you want to assess culture…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 1:57pm -

Upstart HR

  • newThe Powerful Result of Realistic Training
    Training needs to mirror real life. Think about it. If I’m training you on how to change a bicycle tire and then I set you in front of a bus, that training wasn’t very useful. It didn’t mirror real life. It wasn’t realistic. If I train you on…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:34am -
  • Briggs is Here
    Not a lot of time to write today. Just wanted to share this. #blessedThe post Briggs is Here appeared first on upstartHR.
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 10:00am -
  • The Evolution of HRevolution
    This will be a long post and possibly only of interest to those who attended or follow the HRevolution happenings. If you think this will not be interesting or applicable to you, I’d read some before you bail. :-) And this certainly won’t be the…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • How to Avoid the “Let Me Get Back to You” Trap
    HR is always a day late and a dollar short. -Chris Powell, CEO BlackbookHR That comment from Chris Powell has stuck with me since our initial conversation, and I think it’s a reality we all need to be aware of and try to mitigate. Think of it this…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 11:05am -
  • HR Video Roundup Version I
    I am testing out something new this week and have been publishing short, 1-2 minute videos on YouTube daily as a way to get some quick thoughts out there on a variety of topics. I’m rounding up this week’s content here. Let me know what you think…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Why You Should Force Your Employees to Read Books
    This topic is a bit controversial, but it’s something that I believe and stand by. Why? Because I’m a fan of reading, for one, but also because I have personally seen this work as a tool in the world of work. I’ve used books within performance…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:27am -

In Full Bloom

  • “Now I Had The Time Of My Life, And I Owe It All To You”
    Or, How Macular Degeneration Changes Your Thinking Even Before It Changes How You See The World One of my favorite movies ever is “Dirty Dancing.” It takes place at a Borscht Belt-style resort of the late 1950’s/early 1960’s, has a musical s…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 11:20am -
  • Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, And The “Days Of Awe” — 5775
    Not only does Rosh Hashanah begin 9/23/2014 at sundown, but my birthday follows immediately thereafter — 9/24/2014 — and it’s a big one. Not THE BIG ONE, but close enough to remind me that another decade is coming to a close. With far fewer yea…
    - 64 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:55pm -
  • Reprise — #HRTechConf And #HRTechEurope 2014 Attendee Tips
    This comes to you from our Viking Longship, Forseti, tied up in the very heart of the City of Bordeaux on its completely renewed waterfront. We’ve had a wonderful three weeks of travel in France, including a week’s wine tasting cruise through the…
    - 71 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 8:58am -
  • 2014 Edition: Do You Know How To Answer These HR Technology Questions?
    [ It’s HR technology conference season, and we’d better get our shit together if we’re going to get the maximum value from our time spent at these conferences. That means knowing what questions we’re trying to answer before we’re bombarded…
    - 74 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 8:38am -
  • Annual Reprise — Father’s Day Thoughts: Remembering Jack Samuel Bloom
    Yahrzeit Candle [When I wrote the original version of this post for Father’s Day 2010, I never planned to update and then reprise this post annually. But as each Father’s Day has approached, my sense of loss increases. I so wish my Dad were stil…
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  • Reprise 2014: SAP, SAP, Wherefore Art Thou SAP?
    SAP Founders 1988 — Klaus Tschira On The Left [The first version of this post was published May 25th, 2013 during the run-up to SAPPHIRE NOW 2013 and very shortly after SAP announced Lars Dalgaard’s departure and Vishal Sikka’s increased respo…
    - 1 Jun 14, 1:03am -

HR Success Guide

  • From Employee Engagement to Employee Satisfaction
    Author: Antony XavierOur Most Valuable assets are our people.“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance:...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 12:30am -
  • Organizations with Greater Career Engagement Have Higher Revenue
    Author: Anne Fulton, CEO, Fuel50 / Career Engagement GroupCareer development has a concrete impact on overall business performance and is a powerful driver of revenue, found a new benchmarking...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 10:08am -
  • The 8 Traits That Lead to Great Success
    Click on the image to enlarge and view.Click Here to visit our Thought Catalog.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 2:35pm -
  • Welcoming the New Hire
    Author: Antony XavierIt’s always challenging to hire the best fit and more challenging to retain. People come with a dream and & want to work with great people & Want to belong to a great...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:30am -
  • Career Engagement Benchmarking Research
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    - 29 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:30pm -
  • Are your Leaders Talent Trappers or Talent Builders?
    Author: Anne Fulton, CEO, Fuel50 / Career Engagement GroupHere at Fuel50 we spend a lot of time talking about talent.  How to identify it, how to develop it, and most recently, how to leverage...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 11:30pm -

David Jackson HR

  • HR on the Night Shift
    Everything changes at night. As the moon rises and darkness falls the majority of a population will wind down, log off and kiss somebody goodnight. But as the day ends for most of us the workday is just beginning for others. These are the people who…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 9:01pm -
  • Time to Bring Your “A Game”
    There has been a fair bit of commentary about the new CIPD report HR: Getting Smart About Agile Working – and rightly so. Thankfully, the CIPD have decided to continue their recent and welcome trend of hitting nails on heads when it comes to timely…
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  • Freedoms or Fetters? – Unlimited Annual Leave
    Gem Reucroft was blogging last week about the importance of trust in the employment relationship. As you would expect, it was a typically thought provoking and timely piece which prompted me to think about trust more broadly. Many of the big workplac…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 12:27pm -
  • Walking into the Workplace of the Future
    There is a problem with thinking about the future of work. It’s a problem that is neither unique to the subject nor new. The problem is one of conceptualising a World or, rather, a disorganised set of possibilities some of which are clearer than ot…
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  • Hail the Champions but remember the Backroom Heroes
    There is a certain nobility to the new CIPD Manifesto for Work. I rather like to think of the Chartered Institute as being headed up by a gallant team of ‘Chiefs’ and ‘Heads’ leading a crusade against youth unemployment, low pay and skills ga…
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  • Are You a Workplace Kangaroo?
    I remember when I was about six or seven being told an Aboriginal folk tale. It was about the god Dingo telling all the other animals that he was going to create man who would be the greatest of all creatures and asking them for suggestions on what h…
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Thinking About Learning

  • newSnake Oil, Management Gurus and Authenticity
    I’ve been quiet on the blog has been quiet this week. You know, life happens. This piece from David Kelly got me really thinking about my presence on Twitter. How do I show up? What do others perceive of me? Am I selling snake oil? What’s my inte…
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  • Must Free Shackles
    I MUST do this. Before I am FREE this needs to happen. These SHACKLES are not of my doing. Interesting.
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  • Limitations of Positive Thinking
    Positive thinking is simply about having a mind-set you cultivate. An example of this could be when you have been late in arriving at work because of delays in public transport. Someone who is upset by such a thing may go down the path “public tran…
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  • On Kindness
    Humans are capable of so many things that move on the spectrum of amazingly positive to amazingly negative to amazingly cruel. When I read the news, it amazes me what’s happening in the world that’s being reported on. And of course, there are ple…
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  • Today’s learning facilitator
    I wonder how people in the profession appraise themselves of their skills as learning facilitators? If we’re fortunate enough to work with other facilitators, we can often learn well by observing how they’re facilitating, asking questions and get…
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  • Things that don’t exist but are important
    The weather doesn’t exist. But there are things we can observe, measure and collect data on that tell us what the weather is like. Engagement doesn’t exist. There are things we can influence, observe and ask questions about which tell us if someo…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 12:23pm -

T Recs

  • Who’s Up For a Debate at #TruLondon?
        Earlier this year I chaired a debate between Bill Boorman and Felix Wetzel about the future model of recruitment. You can read my summary here. I ran it along fairly traditional debating lines. Bill proposed the motion and had 5 minutes to put…
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  • Want the Best Talent? Give Them Great Coffee!
    Regular readers and followers of my social media accounts will know that I like a coffee. It isn’t just the taste and revitalising powers of caffeine that do it for me, but the whole culture that has grown around coffee and coffee shops in recent…
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  • It’s the Sunshine Summer Solstice #HRCarnival!
    It’s midsummer. Whether you’re celebrating, ignoring or just happy that we’ve got as much daylight as we’re going to get in a day this year, the HR Carnival has rolled into Town and it’s my pleasure to be your host. For us in the UK this pa…
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  • From HRD to Head of Integrity at #HRVision14
    One feature I’ve enjoyed at HRVision has been the spicing up of keynote sessions with challenging talks of a more TEDx nature, questioning some of the ethics and priorities of business. On the first morning we had Tim Macartney challenging legacy…
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  • What We’ve Been Talking About at #HRVision14
    During the afternoon sessions on Day 1 at HRVision I mainly went to presentations on talent management and engagement. There were some case studies and one or two supplier tracks. I don’t mind those as long as they share some insight rather than pi…
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  • Leadership and Legacy Under The Spotlight at #HRVision14
    Three hours in to HRVison14 and we’ve been hearing a lot about leadership. In amongst the presentations on culture change and learning, and during the almost complete silence as people listened, spellbound to Tim Macartney, the underlying theme is…
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Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Caveat Emptor: How To Stop Getting Screwed By Software
    For a market that’s both historically underserved and largely inexperienced in software selection, making this challenging, yet critical, decision for recruiting and staffing seems like more trouble than simply sticking to spreadsheets. Spoiler al…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 4:42pm -
  • Pity The Tool: The Limitations of HR Technology
    If you think about the myriad steps required in full cycle recruiting, the fact that we’re so focused on that very small slice of stuff that happens before a candidate even actually applies underscores how much of the talent acquisition conversatio…
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  • Penny Dreadful: How To Stop Sucking At Storytelling
    They tell me that a lot of people have been asking about my session at the Social. Sourcing. Talent. (#SST2014) conferences, “Using Your Blog To Tell Your Story.” So, they asked me to write a post on it.  No pressure.  But it’s kind of hard t…
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  • Candidate Experience: Rage Against the Machines
    We talk a lot about the marketing and recruiting overlap in our industry, a discussion that’s largely theoretical – like almost every trending topic in an industry desperately searching for professional validation. If you’re one of those talent…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 2:19pm -
  • Ludicrous Rollout: Swag Don’t Come Cheap In HR Tech
    I’m not generally one to call for austerity, considering I often find myself the beneficiary of vendor largesse. But at last week’s annual HR Technology Conference, I noticed that an industry more or less emerging from macroeconomic famine might…
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  • I’m a Blogger, and That’s OK.
    When I went up to pick up my press pass at HR Technology this year, I was told, instead, that I had been issued a blogger badge. This makes sense, since, well, I run a blog, but thought that the distinction between press and blogger was interesting.…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 8:06pm -

TalentJunky

  • Let’s Get Physical-Mobile to Motion
    Mobile Recruiting is all the hype, as it should be. There are a lot of opinions out there on how it should be used, laments on the high cost and inconsistent data, and stories of how mobile has made some companies winners in the candidate experience…
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  • “The Mantrum”-It’s Exactly How it Sounds…
    Over the years I’ve worked with or for a number of Recruiting Leaders who were largely made up of men, most of whom had a certain  “je ne c’est quoi” about them (I knew 7 years of French would payoff at some point!). It wasn’t until my bea…
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  • The Art of Picking Your Friends Nose-Marketing and Recruiting Unite (Part 2)
    Can you imagine actually letting someone pick your nose, or worse yet having to be the picker? I gag a little each time I think about it but it’s an accurate analogy of the uncomfortable relationship between Recruiting and Marketing. After months…
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  • Marketing vs Recruiting-How to Pick Your Friends Nose Part 1
    I run into it every week…the huge chasm between Recruiting and Marketing departments. If your Marketing department seems less than enthusiastic to work with you toward recruiting initiatives, you’re not alone. In fact, if your Marketing departmen…
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  • Stop Nagging your Employees for Referrals!
    Are you struggling to meet your employee referral hiring percentage? Probably. Do you even have an employee referral program with hiring goals attached to it? If not you should (see ERE.net, CareerXroads, or SHRM if you need convincing).  Let me off…
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  • Recycled..err, I mean refreshed…ummm I mean revisited Candidates
    I recently quit my job of over 6 1/2 years to explore life outside of my teeny weeny corporate bubble and help other companies build out programs to attract, engage, and retain top talent.  I’m finding that most corporate recruiting organizations…
    - 12 Dec 13, 5:19pm -