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Workology

  • newDesigning a Learner-Centric Training Environment
    When you organize a training in a configurable space, how do you decide on your setup? Obviously, your content will have a lot to do with it, and you’ll want to arrange the space to best support the...Workology is the art and science of work, HR…
    - 11 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 2:17pm -
  • newHow to Bust Bias in the Jungle of Employee Interviews – Part 1
    Interviewing appears simple: manage a conversation about the experience, credentials, aspirations of your candidates and align your findings to your opportunity. However, significant problems arise....Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Oct 18, 2:17pm -
  • Insights from #SHRMLead 2018
    This year was my first year attending SHRM LDF, otherwise known as the SHRM Leadership Development Forum (#SHRMLead). The conference took place October 2nd and 3rd at the Sheraton Boston. I heard...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and r…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 2:17pm -
  • Ep 154 – Artificial Intelligence Basics in HR and Recruiting
    A 2017 Gartner study found that the hype around AI is making it hard for many users to understand the technology’s true value to their organizations. The concepts of artificial intelligence are vast,...Workology is the art and science of work, HR…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 4:20pm -
  • How to Evaluate a Job Candidate’s Soft Skills
    As the founder and CEO of a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that tests job applicants for their skills, I know how powerful and equitable testing and assessment software can be to identify the...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 2:17pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • Big Acquisition News from LinkedIn! #TalentConnect Week at #DBHR
    Hey Gang — it’s day one of LinkedIn #TalentConnect Week and we are starting off with a BANG.  Watch this short clip to hear about some BIG LinkedIn acquisition news…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 6:28pm -
  • On DBHR> It’s LinkedIn #TalentConnect Week!
    Hello Friends!  I’m happy to announce the beginning of LinkedIn Talent Connect Week at DBHR.  Next Week (October 8-11, 2018) LinkedIn is having their annual Talent Connect conference in Anaheim, CA.  I’m thrill to announce I will both cover an…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 4:59pm -
  • #HRTechConf 2018: Text Recruiting Is HERE
    Yesterday the 2018 #HRTechnology conference kicked off in wonderful, fabulous Las Vegas. HR pros, this is a conference that should be on your annual must-go-to list, so add it to your 2019 budget now. Most companies use some sort of employee “syste…
    - 35 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 6:35pm -
  • When A Colleague Gets Their Just Rewards, Graciousness Wins
    We’ve all dealt with a colleague or boss who treated us poorly. It hasn’t been the norm in my world, so when it has happened occasionally, I’d channel the five stages of grief in 48 hours: Denial: Did that just happen Anger: Eff that guy! Barga…
    - 88 days ago, 20 Jul 18, 5:06pm -
  • HR On The Run >Starbucks Diversity Training & De-escalating Anger
    Now that I work from home, there are times I have to get out of the house. You guessed it, I do the rest of my work from Starbucks. I’ve talked to a handful of Starbucks employees and got their take on the diversity training given a few weeks back.…
    - 13 Jun 18, 1:30pm -
  • @Dawnhburke #SHRM18 Spotify Playlist
    OK – I bit. Someone challenged me to create a #SHRM18 conference playlist.  Since I love music, and listen to lots of it – I said sure thing. So, here is my playlist.  Songs can be attributed to HR functions, summer songs,  songs you’ll wann…
    - 12 Jun 18, 7:38pm -

Sagacity | HR

  • Lead by Example: Rosa Parks Set the Bar
    Albert Schweitzer, philosopher and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, said, Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing. The most important action a leader can take is to set an example.  A successful business cannot sust…
    - 19 Oct 15, 12:00pm -
  • Financial Sector Sees No Job Growth in September
    There were no job gains in the Financial Activities sector in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Jobs Report released on Friday.  Financial Activities, which includes the banking, securities, insurance and real estate sub-s…
    - 5 Oct 15, 1:12pm -
  • Is It Time to Put the Performance Review on a PIP?
    In an article from the April 2015 issue of HR Magazine, author Dori Meinert discusses the qualitative approaches to employee performance appraisals being chosen by many companies.  The elimination of performance ratings and stack ranking of employee…
    - 18 Sep 15, 1:39am -
  • Healthcare Leaders: Is Your BHAG as Humbling as El Capitan?
    David Covington, CEO & President of Recovery Innovations, Inc., has written a great article comparing the Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG) of overcoming smallpox, polio and HIV to the goal of eliminating death by suicide. Originally posted on davidwc…
    - 13 Sep 15, 3:11am -
  • Labor Day Report: Financial Sector Adds 19,000 Jobs in August
    Total Financial Activities sector employment rose by 19,000 in August and has risen by 170,000 (2.1%) over the past twelve months.  This compares to an average monthly gain of 15,000 jobs year-to-date.  In August, job gains occurred in Credit Inter…
    - 7 Sep 15, 7:21pm -
  • Take 5 to Save Lives During Suicide Prevention Week
    In support of Suicide Prevention Week, The National Council for Suicide Prevention’s Take 5 campaign encourages everyone to take 5 minutes out of their day and complete five action items: Learn the warning signs, Join the movement, Spread the word,…
    - 4 Sep 15, 2:32pm -

Micheal Vandervort

  • HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years!
    HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years! Did you know that HR Florida is celebrating their 40th-anniversary event in Orlando next week?  It’s not too late to register.  That’s amazing.   I’m a huge fan of HR Florida, the state chapter for SHRM. …
    - 55 days ago, 22 Aug 18, 4:20pm -
  • The #SHRM18 Podcast Extravaganza @DriveThruHR
    Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast (part two) Podcast sponsored by CUE Inc.  and ClearCompany On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team…
    - 14 Jun 18, 9:31pm -
  • Questions and Answers in Difficult Times
    Questions and Answers in Difficult Times  I’ve been thinking about questions and answers a lot the last few days.  I’ll come back to that point in a bit. SHRM has C-suite level executives as keynote speakers at their National Conference and Exp…
    - 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast
      Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM Nat…
    - 20 Mar 18, 7:51pm -
  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -
  • You need to be at WorkHuman 2018
    Only Two Days Left to Save $300 on WorkHuman 2018 Have you heard of WorkHuman?  If you haven’t, you should check it out.   It’s an event. It’s a movement.  It’s among the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended. If you know about WorkHu…
    - 29 Dec 17, 8:54pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newHow to talk HR Strategy to Small Business Leaders
    HR strategy or being strategic in HR has been a hot topic for a while now. HR practitioners lament over how they would like to be more strategic or work on strategic things. They long to work in an environment where HR is seen as a strategic partner.…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • How to Use Inclusive Job Descriptions to Attract Top Talent for Your Small Business
    Recently I began working on a client project to make their job descriptions more inclusive. Our client was having difficulty attracting women and minorities to work for them. They were part of a heavily male-dominated industry but saw their lack of d…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Master Class – How the Best Places to Work Leverage Personality Type
    Our next Master Class offering covers it all: recruiting, employee engagement, employee development, communication, team efficiency and solving for world peace. Ok, maybe that last one is an exaggeration, but we actually might make a dent in organiza…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Areas to Outsource for HR Departments of One
    I will admit it. This post is a bit self-serving. Of course if you are going to outsource any part of HR for your small business, we want you to outsource it to us. There are lots of reasons to do so but we consider certified HR professionals with de…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Waiting for Permission is Holding Back Your Small Business HR Strategy
    We recently conducted an informal survey of our subscribers and found a common theme. Not a theme I was surprised by because it’s a theme I hear from small business HR practitioners all the time. When asked what they struggled with in their small b…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 1:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • newI Refuse to Maintain the Status Quo
    I dare say that most humans are creatures of habit and routine. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; in our hurly-burly lives it’s nice to rely on muscle-memory so we can drive the same daily route to the office orThe post I Refuse to Maintain th…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 1:01pm -
  • Workin’ for a Livin’ – HR Style
    Is work something we need to fix? Is work broken? Does work suck? Unfortunately, for far too many people, the answer is an overwhelming “yes.” Earlier this year my friend Laurie Ruettimann launched the “Let’s Fix Work” podcast where sheThe…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 12:01pm -
  • “Wait til @jkjhr sees us, he loves us!” – #ILSHRM18
    Many of us like to point to our vast social networks and talk about the friendships we have either made or deepened that are directly attributable to hanging out on social media. I, for one, can point to the earlyThe post “Wait til @jkjhr sees us,…
    - 22 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 2:46pm -
  • Eeeww: The Top Employee “Issue” That Makes HR People Queasy
    Working in human resources means you get to do all sorts of cool things related to organizational culture, employee experience, performance and development, and change management. Sometimes you just get to crank out some good old-fashioned rah-rah ch…
    - 48 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 12:47pm -
  • Your Company’s “Management Culture Number”
    If there’s one word that every HR practitioner (and every employment attorney for that matter) would spend good money to have embroidered on a custom-made throw pillow to keep in their office it would be “document.”  Good grief how weThe post…
    - 57 days ago, 21 Aug 18, 12:15pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • Visible | Accountable | Sustainable: Performance & Talent Management
    Has performance management really changed that much since World War I? I would have to say Yes, but not because of the new fads making headlines. The companies and leaders that have successfully led people towards a shared purpose will beg to differ…
    - 19 Mar 18, 6:23am -
  • Is BYOS the next frontier for #HRTech?
    The words BYOD are no longer new to anyone. In fact with most companies allowing, encouraging and providing support for various devices, it is now expected that most employees will bring one or more devices to work and use them for work. However, wha…
    - 28 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • AI for Dummies
    What is it? Artificial Intelligence, as wiki describes it, is “any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.” It goes on to provide other definitions, but I like this derivation “a…
    - 8 Jan 18, 8:15am -
  • Pre-hire Assessments Redefined
    Wow, that turned out to be the wrong person for the job! Felt this way after recruiting someone you hired recently? I have and I know I am not alone. This happens more often than it should in the hiring process. Most companies make candidates go thro…
    - 7 Dec 17, 10:48pm -
  • Series: Part 2: What does a diverse workforce look like?
    If you have recently visited hrtechgirl, you may have read my post on Is Diversity delivering ROI?. This piqued my interest in all things diversity and inclusion. So this post looks at some thoughts around “What does a diverse workforce look like?…
    - 25 Sep 17, 11:26pm -
  • Fabulous, Functional and Affordable – the new age of HRIS
    Is your HRIS fabulous, functional and affordable? The HRIS market is exploding with options. In fact, a google search for HRIS might leave you with over 7 million results. Sounds overwhelming? I can understand why. But search for fabulous HRIS and yo…
    - 28 Aug 17, 10:44pm -

PeopleGoal Blog

  • Training Materials: PeopleGoal
    A fully interactive training guide for PeopleGoal covering basic employee activities, manager activities and administration activities.
    - 22 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Employee engagement ideas 2015
    Engaged employees can form high performing teams and high performing teams lead organizations to outperform their goals in comparison to companies with low employee engagement.
    - 16 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Workplace Trends 2015: The year of collaboration
    The workplace trends in 2015 are changing towards a culture of collaboration. Employees are no longer want to be told what to do but they can use their ideas to solve problems. Millennial managers approach is to listen, understand and promote team wo…
    - 15 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Employee engagement: The secret recipe
    Organizations with high employee engagement are more likely to outperform those with low employee engagement because engaged employees are more committed and motivated to their work.
    - 16 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • A case for continuous and connected employee performance management
    PeopleGoal connects goals, feedback and reviews in a unique way. At the beginning of the performance cycle employees set goals and explain how they plan to complete those goals. Employees set dates by when they have to complete their goals and link t…
    - 19 May 14, 12:00am -
  • The 10 Best Places To Work For in the past 5 years
    Creating a great workplace can increase your ROI as a company. According to Great Places to Work the Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For provide more than 2x the return to shareholders of companies not on the list. We take a look at the Top 10 fro…
    - 18 Mar 14, 12:00am -

The Savage Truth

HR Ringleader

  • Ten Conference Commandments for #HRTechConf
    Remember, there are many reasons professionals attend conferences.  The reason with the most benefit is networking.  By trying new ways to boost your networking skills and opportunities you will come home knowing you had a successful event! Rea…
    - 36 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 2:54pm -
  • Making Use of HR Data
    Anytime you attend an analytics session, there is this underlying feeling of dread about the volume of data that you’re about to consume. In this session, Nicole was able to condense the results down to a consumable amount, then relate the response…
    - 48 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 5:17pm -
  • HR Florida: 40 Years of HR Changes and Growth
    HR is advancing at a fast pace as we keep up with technological, social and political changes in our world.  This is no easy task.  No only are we charged with being the keepers of our organization’s people practices, we’re handling the complia…
    - 50 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 1:27pm -
  • HR Florida: Your First Stop to Organizational Success!
    HR Florida is still offering sessions around the must-have compliance, data and HR basics.  But they are also providing a dive into how some of the most current trends are impacting our workplaces.  Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, pay tr…
    - 56 days ago, 21 Aug 18, 3:10pm -
  • Elle~ A Tribute to A Young Woman Making A Difference
    Elle was a strong supporter of charities that sought to fight it. Please visit her tribute page to learn more about how to support the many people suffering today. Read More ...
    - 78 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 3:23pm -

People Equation

  • 1-1 Meetings Getting Stale? Make this Change for Better Results
    Acknowledging team success via a “Friday Wins Meeting” like this one at content marketing tech firm Percolate has become standard practice at many companies. Many teams also informally share wins at their daily huddle meetings. There’s somethin…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 10:30am -
  • Planting Seeds of Greatness Requires You to SEE the Human in Your Employees
    Great leaders are like farmers; they plant seeds of greatness in their employees. Then these leaders provide all the conditions necessary for them to grow. So says Kevin Ames, co-author of Appreciate: Celebrating People, Inspiring Greatness. Ames, wh…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 5:06pm -
  • How to Become a Modern Elder
    It makes for a great fish-out-of-water movie premise: fifty-something worker has to report to a much younger boss and is perplexed with the change in power structure (ala Dennis Quaid’s character in In Good Company.) But it’s not so funny when yo…
    - 29 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:30am -
  • 4 Low-Cost Ways to Develop Your Team’s Soft Skills
    Leaders are often reminded “what’s inspected gets done.” While this adage is typically applied to measurable task-related behaviors such as productions goals, it’s also relevant for human elements of the workplace like interpersonal skills. A…
    - 51 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 10:30am -
  • Here’s What AI Means for Your Leadership
    Will artificial intelligence change the way you lead? Yes, and probably in ways that were unthinkable even a few years ago. There’s a lot being written right now about how AI will affect the white-collar workforce. Jobs once thought immune to autom…
    - 72 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 10:30am -
  • Want to Improve Your Leadership? Get Inside Your Head
    As leaders, you’re often told to that in order to stem overthinking, you need to “get out of your head.” And while it’s true that too much introspection causes either oversimplification or excessive rumination, a new leadership book suggests…
    - 100 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newYour Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @Hiretual – Find, Engage, and Pipeline Candidates
    Today on the Weekly Dose I review the sourcing technology Hiretual (Hire-Tool). So, I’ve been hearing from my sourcing friends for about two years that Hiretual is awesome and I need to check them out. Hiretual is a modern sourcing technology pla…
    - 12 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 12:55pm -
  • newTeam Woke vs. Team Resentful!
    Have you been feeling like you don’t fit in recently? Like both sides might not be what you’re looking for? Like ‘these folks are crazy!”? Welcome to America! The Atlantic had a brilliant article recently where a study from Harvard says it’…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Oct 18, 1:57pm -
  • Teens Feel Speaking In Class is Unreasonable & Discriminatory. What do you think?
    A recent article in The Atlantic brought up is seemingly troubling subject. Teens are voicing their opinion that being forced to speak up in classes is discriminatory: “in the past few years, students have started calling out in-class presentations…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 12:55pm -
  • What if you let your TA Interns run your campus Career Fairs? #TC18Live
    I’ve noticed something when I go onto campus for career fairs. The TA Pros that are there representing your company, don’t really want to be there. They don’t really want to be talking to students. They find this beneath them in many aspects. T…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 12:55pm -
  • Never Say “No” for a Candidate! #TC18Live
    Average recruiters say “No” for candidates a lot! It sounds like this: “You probably won’t be interested in this, but…” “I’m doubting this is for you, but…” “I’m guessing this position is below you, but…” Average recruiter…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 12:55pm -
  • Your Weekly Dose of HR Technology: @Dice4Employers – New IntelliSearch Helps Uncover More IT Talent!
    Today on The Weekly Dose I review Dice’s new product offering IntelliSearch. IntelliSearch is a proprietary recommendation engine simplifies the complexity of candidate search by allowing recruiters to input a job description, the ideal resume, or…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 12:55pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • “GHOSTING” HAS TO STOP NOW!- NO ONE WINS
    I had never heard the term “ghosting” until this year.  I mean it isn’t a brand new term. It is a topic and word that has been discussed in the workplace for several years now.  I just never thought I WOULD EXPERIENCE IT.   After all, I…
    - 56 days ago, 21 Aug 18, 2:53pm -
  • Are You CHASING or BEING CHASED by Employers?
    In 2007 I lost my job.  I didn’t hit quota.  I was put on a P.I.P. (Performance Improvement Plan) and I didn’t make the numbers I was supposed to make.  I worked hard.  I put in the hours.  I just didn’t meet their expectations.  Looking…
    - 1 Feb 18, 2:53pm -
  • The CANDIDATES Are Just Not That Into You!
    I remember dating.  Sometimes it was fun, and other times I think I remember feeling like I would rather be locked in my room than to be on that date.  Usually I knew pretty quickly if there was chemistry or a match.  I can’t imagine doing it ag…
    - 15 Jan 18, 9:01pm -
  • Before You Say “YES”, Ask These 5 Questions
    As a recruiter, I encounter candidates in different stages of their job search. I talk to people who haven’t looked for a job in years, and I also talk to people who change jobs regularly. It could be personal preference/choice, or it could or it c…
    - 18 Sep 17, 3:32am -
  • SALES SPOTLIGHT- Jason Bagshaw- What it takes to be #1
    This week I have the great pleasure of interviewing Jason Bagshaw of Deltek.  Jason is one of my very good friends and quite honestly one of the hardest working and most successful salespeople I know.  His answers are spot on and it is obvious to m…
    - 20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • 30 Minutes is NOT Long Enough to Interview with the Hiring Manager
    Let’s talk about the interview process for a minute. A recruiter scours the internet for the right candidates. They call the competition. They look through all of the applications. They work very hard to make sure they are identifying the right tal…
    - 12 Jun 17, 3:00pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • new6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
    - 15 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 2:34pm -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 50 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kristy Wallace, Ellevate Network
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 55 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • HR Practitioners’ Relationship With HR Technology – “It’s Complicated” #HRTechConf
    For those who work in or regularly interact within the HR technology space, it may be tempting to assume that all HR practitioners are well-versed in and understand both the value and limits of workplace technology.  That in the year 2018, when we a…
    - 85 days ago, 24 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • A New Entry Into the HCM Technology Space at #SHRM18 #MicrosoftForHR
    The 2018 edition of the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo has now been in the history books for several weeks.  Although I’ve shifted back into the day to day responsibilities of my “real job,” I’m still mullin…
    - 90 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newCuriosity, not Data, Will Improve the Image and Performance of HR
    "A report presented by ManpowerGroup at the latest World Economic Forum highlighted that learnability, the desire to adapt one’s skill set to remain employable throughout one’s working life, is arguably the main antidote to job automation.”
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:30am -
  • newArticulating the Problem – or Not
    What happens to your recruitment marketing if you can't articulate what kind of candidate you need or define the right metric to gauge your effort?
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 11:30am -
  • HRExaminer v9.41
    “If we had to start again and design the HR profession from a blank page, we wouldn’t start by hoping HR technology could fix the current mess.” - Dr. Chris Andrews. How would you shape HR if you were Starting Again? We finish up o…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #191: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    This week, LinkedIn Builds ATS and Launches New Diversity Insights, Microsoft-owned LinkedIn acquires Glint to bolster employee engagement tools, Degreed Introduces Skill Review, and Workday announces “Frictionless” Talent Marketplace. Topics: #R…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 11:30am -
  • What Michelangelo Can Teach Us About Talent Strategies: Part II
    “Simply stated, what we believe influences what we do. With respect to talent potential, if we choose to accept what we see on the surface, then we and those we support may never see the value of what lies hidden underneath.” - Kelley Steven-Wais…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 11:30am -
  • HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #293: Laura Bilazarian
    John Sumser speaks with Laura Bilazarian, co-founder and CEO of Teamable. Laura has worked in high stakes arenas like investment banking, private equity, social enterprise, and rugby (yes, rugby) - on three continents and on both coasts of the US.
    - 6 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 4:00pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

Fistful of Talent

  • new4 Reasons Great Recruiters are Great at Recruiting
    I was reminded this past week that recruiting is very hard. No, it’s not hard to post a job on your careers page and wait for a resume, that you won’t screen, and instead, just pass along to the hiring manager—that’s not hard. Recruiting is h…
    - 11 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 2:28pm -
  • newThe Anatomy of An Amazing Pitch
    A police chief, with a phobia for open water, battles a gigantic shark with an appetite for swimmers and boat captains, in spite of a greedy town council who demands that the beach stays open. That was the logline for Jaws – also known as the main…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Oct 18, 1:23pm -
  • You Have Been Spammed
    OK, maybe I deserved the last LinkedIn spam I got hit with this past week. Well to be transparent, I received a connection request with 40+ common connections and in my haste just clicked “Accept” on the screen. What a mistake. I have spent two d…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 2:28pm -
  • A Hidden Pool of Talent That None of Us Think of!
    There’s a restaurant in Minneapolis called All Square. They make square grilled cheese sandwiches. They do not have any problems finding employees! Why? They only hire people who have been formerly incarcerated. Yes, you just read that correctly.…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 4:05pm -
  • Yes, Millennials May be Job Hoppers, But There’s a Good Reason For That
    It shouldn’t come as any great surprise, but according to Gallup, Millennials aren’t particularly engaged in their jobs. As Gallup’s How Millennials Want to Work and Live report points out, a whopping “71 percent of employees in the Mill…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 2:25pm -
  • Don’t Be Greedy: An Argument for User-Centric Design in HR
    Imagine a company that puts its needs before that of their customers. Consider what the shelf life of that organization would be. Picture, if you can, the number of good things that would be said about that organization. Zero – the answer is zero.…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 2:17pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • What Emails Reveal About Your Performance At Work
    We all spend an inordinate amount of time at work communicating with others. And we each have our little tricks. Some of us respond so fast it’s like a real-time system; others wait and do it when...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advis…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 2:50pm -
  • LinkedIn To Acquire Glint: Major Move in Employee Engagement Market
    This week at the LinkedIn Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn announced a groundbreaking move: plans to acquire Glint, one of the market leaders in employee engagement solutions.Glint, which is a...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Adviso…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 4:28pm -
  • The Learning Experience Platform (LXP) Market Expands
    Several years ago, as I saw the rapid growth of platforms like Degreed, EdCast, and Pathgather, I coined the phrase “Learning Experience Platforms,” and the name really stuck. Today this...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 5:37pm -
  • ADP Unveils One Of The More Exciting HCM Systems I’ve Seen.. And More
    Most of you probably think ADP is kind of an old payroll company, focused primarily on small businesses. Boy, are you wrong.ADP, in fact, is the world’s first ever cloud-based HCM company...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Ser…
    - 24 days ago, 23 Sep 18, 12:33am -
  • HR In The Flow Of Work: A New Paradigm Has Arrived
    I’m at the US HR Technology Conference this week (over 9,000 attendees) and spending time with dozens of technology providers and HR leaders and I want to highlight the theme of my keynote on...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory S…
    - 35 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 5:31am -
  • Talent Management In Japan: A Different Perspective
    This week I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Tokyo, speaking at the BizReach (a fast-growing recruitment platform in Japan) Future of Work Summit. As I met with a variety of CHROs and other...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advi…
    - 38 days ago, 8 Sep 18, 8:14pm -

Your HR Buddy

  • How I Used Social Media to Land a Job Within a Month
    Job hunting won’t be a dreaded series of anxious and stressful experiences if you have a proper strategy in place. In this post, I would like to share how I used social media to land a job within a month. You see, the norm is that someone quits the…
    - 21 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • 4 Employer Branding Mistakes You Need to Avoid
    There is no doubt that building and maintaining a powerful employer brand will help you stand out, attract the best talent to your organization, become an employer of the choice and retain your employees. These 2017 Top Companies are competitive when…
    - 17 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • AI Cannot Replace the Human Element in Recruiting
    If you are in Recruiting, one of the buzzwords you hear the most these days is Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Recruiting. Robots..Chatbots…Machine learning…AI…are taking over the HR and Recruiting world and creating anxiety of robots stealing…
    - 15 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • Blogging with a Purpose
    Two years ago, HR blogging, broadcasting DiveThruHR Podcasts and India HR LIVE talk shows had been my full-time job. No, It wasn’t a paying gig!  But I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from that experience, which helped me get ahead in my c…
    - 14 Aug 17, 12:28pm -
  • Nisha Raghavan @TheHRbuddy is in the Job Market finally! #HireHRbuddy
    Yes, You read it right! I am currently available in the job market and looking to getting back to a Full-time Corporate HR/Talent Acquisition role in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, TX. Finally after a long wait of 4 years I am now eligible to work in th…
    - 10 Sep 15, 1:30pm -
  • HR is a Consulting Function not Shared Services
    During my interview with Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte; I asked him, ‘Do companies really need to rethink about having an HR department. Why do some companies say ‘No’ to having an HR department and what are some of th…
    - 16 Feb 15, 1:30pm -

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…
    - 5 Sep 13, 12:59pm -
  • 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…
    - 21 Jun 13, 10:46am -
  • 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 Gazette

  • newEmployee Engagement and Corporate Gifts
    Six Thoughtful Corporate Gifts Your Employees Will Always Cherish Employees are the most important asset of any company; they are the real engine behind their success. For this very same reason, employee satisfaction plays a key role in making them l…
    - 12 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 12:40pm -
  • newLatest DisruptHR San Francisco Event Set to Rock the Bay Area
    DisruptHR SF: Innovative HR Tedx-like Talks You Just Won’t See Elsewhere When was the last time you went to an HR event and felt momentum for improving the way we work? There’s lots of talk about the future of work but who is actually doing somet…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Oct 18, 5:24pm -
  • newEmployee Turnover: How Exit Interviews Can Boost Your Business
    If you have witnessed your company’s employee turnover rate inching upward recently, you should understandably be concerned. After all, turnover is associated with reduced productivity, increased expenses, and lower customer satisfaction ratings.…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 12:58pm -
  • Workplace Safety Analysis – What You Need to Know
    A job safety analysis (JSA) also known as a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is a technique you can use to identify potential risks and dangers to workers. A JSA is focused on the specific tasks that an employee will need to carry out in their job role. Onc…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 12:58pm -
  • How to Create Fairer Severance Packages
    Five Steps to Help Small Businesses Create Fair Severance Packages “ I don’t know what else to do. There is no way we can keep that department open and still stay afloat. We’re going to have to dissolve that part of the company if we want to st…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 4:38pm -
  • Employee Motivation – Getting More From Your People
    The pressure to perform, lack of acknowledgment and feeling undervalued- these are problems plaguing many passionate employees in the workplace. Not for the lack of effort from managers, CEO’s etc… but the lack of awareness that employees each ha…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 12:48pm -

HR Minion

  • HR’s Favorite Things
    2016 is already halfway over and it has been a little rough personally. But professionally, things have been going good. It’s ironic, because last year it was the exact opposite. HR can be a tough profession and when things are going bad, they go r…
    - 7 Jun 16, 11:00am -
  • Observations from #ALSHRM16
    The 2016 AL SHRM State Conference is over and I felt I came away with a lot of good information. I also had a great time getting to meet and socialize with other HR professionals from across Alabama. And isn’t that the reason we go to conferences?…
    - 24 May 16, 11:00am -
  • Attending a Conference like a Pro
    We are entering the conference season and there are a lot of opportunities out there for you to geek out with thousands of your fellow HR pros. Whether you attend for the continuing education credits, to stay up to date on legal changes, or even just…
    - 17 May 16, 11:00am -
  • Mansplain it to me
    This past weekend I had an uncomfortable experience with a guy who over the span of 3 hours felt the need to pick on me, mansplain to me, and just generally be a creeper. It got to the point where I had to ignore him and as soon as I could, get out o…
    - 13 May 16, 11:00am -
  • Whenever HR comes around
    I know the look. They all know me. I see the hesitation, suspicion, and blatant curiosity. It’s been there my whole career. The quick moment of worry whenever HR comes around. Rarely are people excited to see us because all to often 1 or more emplo…
    - 10 May 16, 11:00am -
  • Hiring Differently
    This week has been all kinds of hectic and I’m taking a long weekend starting tomorrow so I’m sure you can just imagine how motivated I was to do a blog post today. I’m guessing you’re also tired. We all are. This has kind of been a rough yea…
    - 5 May 16, 11:00am -

HR Tact

  • Carnival of HR: Post-Election Reflection
    Happy post-election, HR friends and welcome the end of a tumultuous year! What better way to finish things up than some Carnival of HR, bringing you the best of the HR blogging community.  And while there was not a theme for submission I can't hel…
    - 16 Nov 16, 2:00pm -
  • #truNOLA: The Recruitment UNconference
    Do you hate name tags? Dislike concurrent sessions that don't give any real actionable items? Want to talk about recruitment and talent but loathe PowerPoint presentations? Then come to the #Tru Recruitment UNConference in New Orleans, Louisiana on…
    - 4 Jul 16, 2:00pm -
  • You are a unicorn… and so is everyone else.
    Listen up, people.You are unique. And different. And there’s only one of you. Your DNA. Your neurons. The people you meet. The interactions you have — big and small. They are all yours. Your entirety of you is irreplaceable.You’re a unicorn…
    - 29 Jun 16, 2:00pm -
  • I Learned It From Watching You
    My work ethic comes from my father.Maybe that's not the best opening of a blog post. And maybe I should have lead with some father-daughter story that makes you ooey-gooey nostalgic, but put simply, my dad is a huge influence in how I do things at th…
    - 15 Jun 16, 2:00pm -
  • SQL Saturday Pensacola Saturday, June 4
    If you are in the Pensacola area, come to SQL Saturday 491 on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Free event. Lots to learn. I'll be speaking about:Giving Feedback: How to Effectively Communicate to your EmployeesAs a manager or team leader giving effective fee…
    - 31 May 16, 7:40pm -
  • WorkHuman
    What is WorkHuman? wall of donutsSecond year running, WorkHuman is an HR conference presented by Globoforce (an employee recognition software company). Breaking out of the norm, WorkHuman gathers "human capital" professionals in one place and say…
    - 12 May 16, 2:00pm -

Everyday People

  • newSpice It Up !!
    This past weekend I had the pleasure of being the closing keynote of the Wisconsin SHRM State HR Conference !! This was a bucket list item for me because I always love the chance to be among my HR peers, and this time I was able to send them forth wi…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Oct 18, 11:45pm -
  • Choose
    A new workweek is upon us. I’m sure it’s going to be filled with both challenges and opportunities. If you’re like most people, you probably feel that the challenges far outweigh the opportunities. That may not be the case, but it gives you the…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 1:05am -
  • Drop the Mic !!
    This past week I was fortunate to be a part of the Illinois SHRM State Conference. I was scheduled to be a speaker and was geeked to have the opportunity !! As I was sitting in the terminal before my flight from Cincinnati to Chicago, I received an e…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Sep 18, 11:28pm -
  • Happy John Jorgensen Day !!

    - 23 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 11:07am -
  • Do You Have a Minute ??
    Do you remember the classic cartoon The Jetsons? I loved watching this show because it was a cool version of what people thought the future would hold. One of my favorite aspects of the cartoon was the video calls that George Jetson would make with h…
    - 37 days ago, 9 Sep 18, 11:45pm -
  • Share Stories !!
    Do you remember when you when you were young and you’d have story time? I used to love it when my mom would read stories to me, and I loved doing it with my kids as well. I’m also old enough to remember the Bookmobile !! It was this giant convert…
    - 51 days ago, 26 Aug 18, 11:54pm -

Workplace Diva

  • newIt's World Food Day, So Let's Talk about Hunger at Work
    Employers like employees who are hungry for the work. But what if employees are hungry for food because they can't afford to buy enough of it?Today is World Food Day, which is meant to highlight issues around chronic hunger and food sustainability. W…
    - 9 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 4:16pm -
  • newOne-Third of Employees Think Managers Set Pay Based on Feelings
    Here's a Monday kind of question for you: Do you think your manager sets your pay based primarily on skills, or how they feel about you? Cloud-based compensation software firm Beqom has issued its 2018 Compensation and Culture Report, which, among ot…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Oct 18, 5:22pm -
  • Like a Boss! 80% of U.S. Workers are Happy with Their Managers
    October 16 is National Boss's Day, the one day of the year when we're supposed to compliment the boss. Luckily, a new survey finds that saying "good job!" to the boss and actually meaning it might not be so hard to do, after all!Staffing firm OfficeT…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 4:41pm -
  • JSYK: Five Signs Your Teammate is an Internet Troll
    A combative coworker has one more thing to say on a topic you didn't want to talk about in the first place. By the end of the work day, you feel both frustrated, and mentally exhausted. This coworker is an internet troll come to life on the job. With…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 3:45pm -
  • This is MY Job: When Parents Embarrass their Adult Children Online
    Have you been following the story about the mom who embarrassed her Navy vet son by tweeting about his military accomplishments and his dating life? Her post went viral, and now he's embarrassed. It's time to talk about the parents who go on social m…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 3:06pm -
  • I'm Sorry (Again)! Dealing with Coworkers who Apologize Too Much
    A coworker comes up to you and apologizes for a mistake she made...last week. It's the fifth time she's apologized for it, too. Sorry to bring this up, but how should you handle the coworker who won't stop apologizing for everything?We've all worked…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 4:21pm -

Corn on the Job

  • AI Essay Type Services – Features, Capabilities, and How to Use Them
    Essay writing services readily offer features more than just the essay writing itself. They have elements with functions supporting the AI essay typer service to create the best article using the details you provided. Among those features include: ·…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 9:17am -
  • Essay Writing Using AI Technology
    Are you wondering how to make the most use of essay writing services? What ways can improve the essays and articles you write using AI writing tools? In this article, you can find tips and methods on how to write an essay with AI technology. The Birt…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Seven Clever Ways To Cut Office Overheads For The Business On A Budget
    Your small business is going to struggle if you don’t manage your budget well. You don’t have to have a huge budget to make your business a success, but you do have to manage the money that you DO have. You see it everywhere you go: airlines add…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 1:52pm -
  • 10 Things Every Illustrator Should Know About Getting Paid Work
    If you have the skills, you can make a living as an illustrator. It isn’t going to all be sunshine and daisies, but you can more than scratch out a living. Know that in today’s global society, there are a lot of other illustrators out there. Some…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 1:48pm -
  • Life Coaching is becoming more popular with employees – this is why
      Life coaching is becoming increasingly popular amongst today’s professionals, and as a result, more businesses are choosing to offer this as a perk in their workplace. This might be through offering coaching courses such as NCC Home Learning lif…
    - 26 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 11:30pm -
  • 5 Tips For Getting The Career You Want
    Is there a career that you have been dreaming of having since you were in high school? Your dream career is something which you will always think about, especially if you never manage to get it. Getting the career that you want does not have to be im…
    - 32 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 1:57pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

  • My blog has moved…
    I logged in today after what seems like has been agesand saw I have 66 new followers – cool! Unfortunately, I don’t post on a wordpress-hosted site anymore, so I don’t think any of my blog followers are seeing my content. If you’d like to rea…
    - 18 Mar 13, 3:30pm -
  • Part 5: “I Will Fall” – Doubt and Rejection
    Just Joining in?  Check out:  Part 1   Part 2  Part 3 & Part 4 for the whole series This month, I got dumped.  Confession?  I’m not good at it. I know, some of you are reading that thinking, “Who is?”  Fair, but I have enough self-awar…
    - 7 Dec 12, 1:01pm -
  • The Country Music Series, Pt 4: “No One Will Ever Love You”

    - 5 Dec 12, 7:19pm -
  • The Sound of Silence
      Silence is a very funny thing.  There’s a proverb that teaches silence is also a speech… and I agree with that.  What that speech communicates depends on the context of the situation, of course.  One of my favorite words of wisdom by Emerso…
    - 25 Nov 12, 6:55pm -
  • Part 3: Undermined by Strategy and the Tactical
    Check out:  Part 1 &  Part 2 There are a lot of things that can undermine our professional success, if we let it.  You can get off on the wrong foot with rocky on-boarding, you may have to deal with questionable behavior by team members, market…
    - 16 Nov 12, 11:52pm -
  • #INFOGRAPHIC The “Relationship Rest Test”
    Some people count sheep when they are tired and can’t sleep.  I?  Made an infographic about relationships and sleep.  Makes sense, right??  Anyway, interesting stats… check it out. Filed under: Being Crystal, Random, Relationships Tagged: ins…
    - 14 Nov 12, 8:20pm -

The HR Blog

  • How to draw up your career growth plan
    The career growth plan creates a spirit of accountability by documenting your responsibility in making the future happen. You can take these steps to develop your career growth planContinue reading How to draw up your career growth plan at Human Re…
    - 97 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 1:43am -
  • How To Become A Top Performer In Your Company?
    To become a top performer, the first step is to stretch yourself, go beyond your limits, for limits are set by the human mind and can be reset by you. By setting higher standards, you would place a challenge for yourself and strive hard to achieve it…
    - 12 Jun 18, 1:49am -
  • How To Receive Feedback Constructively To Grow In Your Career
    Mostly we mistake this ability as a sign of weakness, nothing can be further from the truth. Ability to receive feedback constructively is a sign of courage and mighty.Continue reading How To Receive Feedback Constructively To Grow In Your Career at…
    - 12 May 18, 2:01am -
  • How To Do A Good Performance Review
    Continue reading How To Do A Good Performance Review at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 12 Apr 18, 4:18am -
  • How to Turbo Charge Your Career
    Continue reading How to Turbo Charge Your Career at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 12 Apr 18, 2:18am -
  • How To Become Better at Global Thinking
    Continue reading How To Become Better at Global Thinking at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 12 Mar 18, 2:33am -

Just Joan

  • Who Should Get Your #SHRM Board of Directors Vote?
    I usually don’t care too much about the #SHRM Board of Directors vote. I should care – but I’m pretty sure I am not the only uninvolved SHRM member out there. This year is different, though, and I care enough to want to blog about that differen…
    - 10 Sep 15, 2:54pm -
  • The Best and Worst of #SHRM15
    I wrote my first conference recap post – then called “Rants and Raves” – in March of 2010. This has become my favorite blogging experience of every conference I attend, because it really causes me to think about what is happening around me…
    - 3 Jul 15, 5:09pm -
  • Social Media Concepts at #SHRM15
    Last year (#SHRM14) I wrote a blog about how far SHRM had come with its position on social media presentations since my original involvement in SHRM-related conferencing in 2010. So I wasn’t exactly surprised this year when the sessions included on…
    - 30 Jun 15, 11:36pm -
  • Coach K at #SHRM15
    A few days before SHRM11, I wrote a blog post about the selection of Michael J. Fox as one of the keynote speakers. I was unhappy about what I perceived as the irrelevance of an actor speaking about HR at a time when jobs were scare and the professio…
    - 29 Jun 15, 5:59am -
  • 4 Tips for #SHRM15 No One Is Mentioning
    My apologies to regular readers who haven’t seen me blog in a year. The last quarter of 2014 and the first of 2015 was full of personal problems that killed my desire to blog about workplace issues. Or about anything.  But SHRM15 is here, and it…
    - 25 Jun 15, 6:33am -
  • 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…
    - 30 Jun 14, 10:00am -

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

  • Success, Leading To Win and Faith with Eric Peoples
    What you feed will live and what you starve will die – the same principle applies to leadership. If you want to be a great leader, you have to feed your fire to serve and inspire. Today, Jennifer and Eric to talk about success, leadership, and coac…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Finding Your Voice and Telling Your Story with Val Brown
    Whether you’re thrilled or terrified to talk about your story, it’s important to remember that everyone has something unique to share with the world – one that’s meaningful and inspiring. But how do you tell your story without compromising yo…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • From Felon to Entrepreneur and Impact Maker with Adam Martin
    What if we were all given an unlimited amount of grace despite our shortcomings? Adam Martin is the Founder of F5 Project, an organization that provides job and housing opportunities to felons leaving the prison system so they can have a sense of pur…
    - 41 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • Bringing Clarity and New Practices to Diversity and Inclusion with Joe Gerstandt
    Joe Gerstandt isn’t just a straight white dad with tons of tattoos. He’s also an expert on diversity and inclusion who has trained leaders at Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, the government, and more. He also speaks on how each of us can becom…
    - 48 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • 6 Ways to Share Your Personal Brand with the World
    Communicating your personal brand doesn’t have to be complicated. Your next step is often right under your nose! This episode concludes Jennifer’s three part series on personal branding, and she shares 6 ways that you can do to begin sharing your…
    - 55 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Taking Your Personal Brand to the Next Level with Jennifer McClure
    In the words of Sally Hogshead, “Different is better than better.” In the second part of a 3-part series on personal branding, Jennifer shares some tools, strategies and exercises from her Personal Brand Worksheet that you can use to discover whe…
    - 62 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 1:00pm -

True Faith HR

  • Was There Ever A Golden Age of Conversation?
    The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series kicked off its theme of "Technology and Community"with Dr. Carol Bruess discussing "Our Love-Affair With Technology: Some (Inconvenient) Truths."Given the topic, it was not surprising to hea…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Sep 18, 1:57pm -
  • True Faith #HR Replay: Why HR Should Care About The @NBASummerLeague #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas today and meeting up with the whole (?) 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Tim Sackett, and, possibly Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If…
    - 8 Jul 18, 5:53pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM19 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2019 Conference being held in Las Vegas, June 23-26.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (…
    - 21 Jun 18, 2:39pm -
  • True Faith #HR Rewind: The MBTI of Easter
    Originally posted March 27, 2016 While some believe there are 16 distinct personality types based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I've long held there are 16 distinct personality types based on Easter candy preference...the ECTI.  The…
    - 28 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Speaker Evaluations and #SHRM18
    Last year on the SHRM blog, I bemoaned the sorry state of affairs of speaker evaluations by those HR professionals who are supposedly experienced in the art of giving feedback.  Too often, the comments given to speakers are rarely helpful, or, frank…
    - 23 Mar 18, 7:34pm -
  • The Shape of #WorkHuman
    Copyright Fox SearchlightTwo weeks ago, "The Shape of Water" earned the Best Picture win at the Academy Awards.  Set in a high security government lab in the 1960s, this literal fish out of water tale tells the unique story of a mute woman who falls…
    - 20 Mar 18, 1:48pm -

HR Potential

  • What is HRM? 2018
    It’s that time of year again when I ask students to submit their comments and ideas about the fundamental basis of HRM. It’s pretty hard to believe that my last posts on the blog were of the exact same questions last year – that’s PhD life fo…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:51am -
  • Can HRM ever be ethical?
    This post is part of a mini series in which I am engaging the students from my module in answering fundamental questions about HRM. The module is critically focussed (rather than mainstream), based on the necessity that HRM reflect and critique it’…
    - 2 Oct 17, 12:01pm -
  • What is HRM?
    For those of you who aren’t aware, I run a module for students in the final year of their undergraduate degree called Employee Resourcing and Development. In order to differentiate the module, as well as building on the student’s knowledge from…
    - 23 Sep 17, 12:53pm -
  • #durhamminersgala 2017 favourite snaps
    The Durham Miner’s Gala is one of my favourite days of the year. I have been attending most of them for around 13 years. I love the brass band music, the colourful banners and the history of the event. This year I decided to take a camera and try t…
    - 15 Jul 17, 9:45am -
  • From Political Economy to the Job Centre
    Last week I attended the Critical Management Studies conference, hosted by Edge Hill University in the faded grandeur of the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. It was my second time visiting the city and also my second academic conference. Although my strea…
    - 14 Jul 17, 11:20am -
  • Hrpotential’s Key Themes ufhrd2017
    Having just returned from the Universidade Europeia in Lisbon, I am keen to share my learning from attending my first academic conference; the University Forum for Human Resource Development. (John Watkins) One of the most interesting papers was me w…
    - 12 Jun 17, 8:46am -

Evil HR Lady

  • newSan Churro Chocolateria Shows a Sweet Way to Recruit
    I love dessert. I’m a firm believer that food can bring us together, and dessert can do that in a very special way. It must be true because I saw the most amazing LinkedIn post from Todd Rogerson, the Chief Happiness Officer for San Churro Choc…
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:36am -
  • newHow to Create a Small Business Benefits Package Your Employees Will Love
    While the desire to create a great small business benefits package may not have been one of the reasons you decided to go into business, if you want your company to thrive, the benefits you offer are of the utmost importance. Your benefits help keep…
    - 15 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 10:25am -
  • newWould Floating Holidays Work for Your Business?
    You’ve likely heard the term “floating holidays” used before, but you might not be sure exactly what they are. Wonder no more! Floating holidays are a way of giving employees the ability to take some special days off, and work during others.…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 10:23am -
  • Boss’s Day is Coming Up. Under No Circumstances Should You Buy Your Boss a Present.
    Presents only go one way in the office. Down. Managers can buy presents for their direct reports, and CEOs are free to hand out bonuses at any time. But employees don’t get presents for their bosses (except in very few cases which I will explain b…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Oct 18, 10:15am -
  • I Have No Idea Why I Was Just Fired
    I am hoping you can help me understand this. I have worked as a contract worker (meaning no benefits, and being paid by the recruiter’s company).    I was working for 6 weeks, and then I get a call after 5:00 p.m. from the recruiter who tells me…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 10:20am -
  • White House Advisor’s 3rd Grade Teacher Says He Ate Glue. Time to Fire the Teacher and Regain Sanity.
    I understand that politics has reached the point that we don’t merely disagree with one another, we must destroy the opposite side. And we must point out that not only are they bad in their current jobs, but they were also always bad. It’s like…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:15am -

Lean HR

  • Shifting Gears
    As we’ve discussed around these parts in the past, I’ve not been writing here as much as I would like.  There’s lot of reasons (none of them terribly good), but I’ve felt like I should be doing more.  With that in mind, I’m excited to sha…
    - 12 Jan 15, 4:13pm -
  • #GivingTuesday – A Special Day for #NoKidHungry
      As we come out of the Thanksgiving holiday, it is easy to lose ourselves in the commercial gorging known as Christmas.  It’s the reason Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (or at the very least, my favorite in the second half of the year).  Ch…
    - 2 Dec 14, 2:21pm -
  • It Will Not Stand
    “However, I continue to try and I continue, indefatigably, to reach out. There’s no way I can single-handedly save the world or, perhaps, even make a perceptible difference – but how ashamed I would be to let a day pass without making one more…
    - 1 Dec 14, 2:31pm -
  • 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’…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 12 Nov 14, 2:00pm -

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

  • Sourcecon preview from speaker Craig Fisher
    Hey this is Craig Fisher and it’s almost fall!  I know it seems hot right now.  But you know where it’s gonna be hotter in September? Atlanta for SourceCon September 24 through 26.  I hope you’ll join me.  We’re gonna talk tech.  We’re…
    - 42 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 10:26pm -
  • Employer Branding That Really Works for Recruiting Gen Y Workers
    OK. I get it. You’re probably tired of hearing about Millennials (Gen Y) by now. I can’t say I blame you, if we’re being honest. But as much hiring hype as Gen Y has received in recruiting over the years, the fact is that no employer can affo…
    - 70 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 9:14pm -
  • The “New Traditional” Workforce
    A recent Allegis Group survey found that 7.7 percent of companies were fully satisfied that their recruiting functions met expectations for quality, speed, and cost control. If you feel you’re in the other 92 percent, congratulations! You know yo…
    - 30 Jan 18, 2:41pm -
  • Plug and Pray – The Evolution of AI for Recruiting
    Long, long ago, back when job boards ruled the Earth, primitive recruiters and sourcers used to rely on an archaic tactic known as “post and pray.” By simply posting job descriptions on pretty much every career site in existence (and there were m…
    - 29 Dec 17, 1:35am -
  • Ready for the robots: Survey says job candidates are mostly okay with AI Apps in the application process
    Artificial intelligence is taking over parts of the recruitment process. From answering initial candidate questions to scheduling interviews, and even assessing skills, this is a growing trend that is rapidly streamlining how we hire. We recently sur…
    - 27 Jul 17, 12:22pm -
  • Building An Effective Employee Referral Program
    Your best source for job candidates? Employees. CA Technologies’ Craig Fisher outlines the do’s and don’ts for building an employee referral program. Why should getting employee referrals be part of your recruiting strategy? “They tend to h…
    - 17 Oct 16, 11:46am -

Inc Blot

  • Home
    Talent Management Organizations that succeed do so by winning the war for talent. Our comprehensive talent management solutions help you establish permanent systems for selecting, retaining, motivating, and leading your most valuable assets. IncBlot…
    - 20 Sep 16, 5:52pm -

Cost of Work

  • This Year Was Supposed to About Race, So What Happened?
    Whelp, I was going to dedicate this year to race relations on this blog. However something weird happened. ALL HELL BROKE LOSE. Black men kept getting shot and streamed live on Facebook and social media. They went viral. I got...Read more
    - 29 Sep 16, 10:25am -
  • Why Doesn’t Women’s History Month Piss (Some of) You Off Like Black History Month Does?
    “All year long I am writing about race relations in America because things are so poor – anger and hatred seem to dominate the news. We are less tolerant than any point over the last 30 years.” Seriously, just the...Read more
    - 22 Mar 16, 12:30pm -
  • Tiffany, It’s Your Day (#TKDay)
    It was in 2012 that I first encountered Tiffany Kuehl online during the SHRM National Conference Explosion in Atlanta. I had already met Dave Ryan and spoken to Steve Browne and a few others but I remember Tiffany because she was...Read more
    - 15 Mar 16, 2:30pm -
  • The Intersection of Racism and Poverty
    Well, this year I am writing about Race Relation in 2016. Things are so messed up and you would think they would be getting better in 2016, but they are not.   I have learned that America is divided into...Read more
    - 2 Mar 16, 3:00pm -
  • Why Are White Men So Angry?
    Why are White Men So Angry? Let me start off by saying not ALL white men are angry, just SOME. Those are the guys who are really holding this country back and trying to take us into the stone age. I also...Read more
    - 2 Feb 16, 12:30pm -

The Buzz on HR

  • Helping Domestic Violence Survivors in the Workplace
    I was attacked one Sunday night just over 10 years ago. We were separated only a few weeks at the time. He returned to the house while me and our children were sleeping. I was startled awake to find him standing over me. The physical attack began wit…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 10:00am -
  • The Most Ridiculous Roles for Women at Work
    Early in my career, I read an article which said  men generally cast women into 1 of 5 roles in the workplace. Those 5 roles are Mother Wife Girlfriend/Mistress Sister Daughter Mother is expected to coddle and comfort and cover, even when you’re n…
    - 49 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 10:30am -
  • What HR is to Me … Now
    The Buzz on HR reached its 7th Blogiversary in May. I was taking a little sabbatical from writing following the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge so I didn’t make much fuss about it. But I gotta admit, 7 Years is a really big deal and I’m proud of myse…
    - 77 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • 5 Ways To Ensure Mediocre Performance
    Creating and maintaining high performance in our workplaces is not easy. It takes a lot of effort … And that’s probably why so many individuals and organizations fail at it. Not everyone is cut out for it. Not everyone wants to put in the work it…
    - 91 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 10:30am -
  • 5 Elements for Excellent Employee Experience
    Employee Experience refers to the employee’s observations and perceptions about their employment with the company they work for. It includes their experiences and reflections during their journey as an employee. It is the place where culture, physi…
    - 98 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 10:30am -
  • Lessons from My Hair Scarf
    I’ve had the same hair scarf since the mid-90s. I bought it from a Black Beauty supply store on the southside (pronounced souf-saahd) of Richmond, VA during my first year of college. That scarf has been with me thru every major moment in my adult l…
    - 20 Jun 18, 10:30am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newPro Tips for Interviewing Millennials
    Sponsored by Mighty Recruiter When more than 66 million millennials took the workplace by storm a few years back, employers weren’t quite sure what to make of this new generation of workers. Born between 1980 and 1996, millennials are currently the…
    - 9 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 4:07pm -
  • newImproving the Employee Experience
    HR professionals know that the employee experience matters but it can be difficult convincing senior management and accountants that paying attention to this area of operation can make a real difference. At 10Eighty we advocate an employee-centered a…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Oct 18, 4:05pm -
  • newThe Employer Brand of a Top Law Firm
    We sit down with one of the biggest law firms in the world and learn how they take a federal approach to employer branding and even have an internal score for maturity. Tarek Dawas is Global Head of Resourcing at Allen & Overy in London, the 7th bigg…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Oct 18, 4:03pm -
  • How Can You Spot the Boss Who Isn’t There?
    Even successful companies can’t avoid the chore of filling open managerial positions. Usually, it’s easiest to promote somebody from within. That high-performing salesperson looks like a strong choice – he’s bringing in a stream of new client…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Oct 18, 4:09pm -
  • 5 Ways Text Interviews Will Surprise You
    Recruiters are at a disadvantage in today’s hyper-connected society. There are several barriers that run the risk of impeding talent acquisition, including a negative candidate experience, ineffective employment branding, drawn-out recruiting proce…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 4:06pm -
  • How to Use Company Perks to Attract the Best Employees
    Recruitment is hard, there are no two ways about it. Job seekers are often competing with hundreds of other applicants for roles, and that means more and more applicants for businesses to sift through. Because of this, you need to attract the very be…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 4:05pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • This will go in history down as my best idea… or my worst.
    This is a post about money. Talking about money is rude. But when have you ever known me to be polite? Zero times. Right now I’m paying a social media manager, a nanny, a few part-time graphic designers, some part-time photographers, my mom (she…
    - 27 Jul 16, 2:00pm -
  • Five Podcasts To Get You Into Podcasts
    The other day I had to explain to my mom what the word “podcast” means (which is hilarious since years ago I co-hosted a fairly successful one). Podcasts are these little bits of talk radio (for lack of a better description) that come in every g…
    - 13 Apr 16, 1:26pm -
  • Skinny people get sick, too.
    I thought I was having a heart attack. Or maybe a panic attack. But the more I sat there, wheezing, chest tight, arms numb – the more I realized I was probably going to die. This was it, I had finally worked myself to death. Putting in 80 hours a…
    - 6 Apr 16, 1:43pm -
  • I’ve been wearing leggings as pants for Science.
    I’ve been adamant about leggings not being pants. Because they’re leggings. And not pants. You can read my most popular blog post ever about this highly controversial (and totally polarizing) topic by clicking here. I was the one who told all of…
    - 11 Feb 16, 11:18pm -
  • You Park Like An Asshole & Other Neighborly Causes
    I could have spent today working on 1099s. I could have spent today getting a pitch done for tomorrow. But no. I spent today fighting for the cause. YOU. ARE. WELCOME. NEIGHBORS. I spent a significant amount of time making this diagram to show you gu…
    - 28 Jan 16, 11:32pm -

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • SHRM, This Is Not “Business as Usual”
    As a Human Resources Professional I work in a complex system of employee requirements, business requirements and state and federal laws. Like many HR professionals I’m tasked with hiring the best talent we can afford, supporting an organization whe…
    - 65 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 12:45pm -
  • This is America: Emmett Till Lies, Smartphones & Cops
    “Talk about entangled and coming at you fast, every day is a race against circumstances in my uniform of choice, geography and travel.  The normal morning coffee and commute are usually without incident and serve as a time of meditation and radio…
    - 91 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • Money Isn’t Everything But It’s Hard To Walk Away From It
      As a young adult I was told that you never bring up salary during an interview and that you let them bring it up first. I was also told that you shouldn’t let money determine your happiness. We have all heard that money doesn’t buy you happine…
    - 92 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 1:15pm -
  • Representing the Underrepresented
      Diversity | Diverse These words have lost their gravitas. Watered down and plastered on flyers, corporate websites, and as buzzwords on job descriptions, resumes and cover letters. The original meaning of diversity held hope that people who lacked…
    - 97 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 1:31pm -
  • Entitlement – It’s Your Fault
    “Hey, that’s not fair!” God, I cringe when I hear that, and I have heard it quite often. Someone got to eat at his desk when someone else was prohibited from doing so. A group was complaining about the annual pay increases getting reduced becau…
    - 8 Jul 18, 9:51pm -
  • A Miserable 4th of July
    When I was a kid, the 4thof July was the focal point of the summer. My uncle would take us to buy fireworks, although they were illegal within the city limits. It didn’t stop us or any of our neighbors. We would barbeque any and everything on the g…
    - 4 Jul 18, 1:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • [Checklist] How to Evaluate a Back-End Developer
    This is part of our hiring checklist series, where we share insights to help you screen developers. You can find our other checklists here:  Assessing Junior vs. Senior Developers Assessing Data Analysts vs. Data Scientists vs. Data Engineers Assess…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 6:33pm -
  • How to Build Your Tech Talent Brand – Part 2
    This is Part 2 of a 4-part series on Building Your Tech Talent Brand. Part 1 explains what exactly a tech talent brand is and why it’s so important. Download the infographic here. NEXT: Learn more about how to attract developers here.   The pos…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • Using Machine Learning to Drive Recruiting Performance
    Machine learning is changing every industry, from making cars autonomous to predicting stock market behaviors, and there’s no reason why the recruiting industry can’t leverage the benefits as well. HackerRank’s new product, Tech Talent Matrix (…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 5:09pm -
  • [Checklist] How to Hire the Right DevOps Talent for Your Company
    This is part of our hiring checklist series, where we share insights to help you screen developers. You can find our other checklists here:  Assessing Junior vs. Senior Developers Assessing Data Analysts vs. Data Scientists vs. Data Engineers Assess…
    - 26 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 5:33pm -
  • How to Build Your Tech Talent Brand – Part 1
    This is Part 1 of a 4-part series on How to Build Your Tech Talent Brand. In this post, we’re diving into what exactly a tech talent brand is and why it’s important. Check out Part 2  for a step-by-step by guide on how to create a tech talent br…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 5:28pm -
  • How Banks Can Win the Struggle for Tech Talent [American Banker]
    The following op-ed was published in American Banker by Gaurav Verma, VP of Customer Success at HackerRank It’s no secret that tech matters more and more to the banking industry. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein calls the investment bank a tech c…
    - 29 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 6:11pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • NBC News takes the unprecedented step to release its internal Matt Lauer harassment report
    Image by Max Goldberg via Wiki CommonsYesterday morning, NBC News released the complete report into its months long investigation of Matt Lauer.I was astounded by NBC’s transparency. It is extraordinarily rare for a private company…
    - 10 May 18, 11:21am -
  • Sympathetic does not always equal protected under the ADA
    Photo by Pexels on PixabayToday’s opinion is a lesson straight out of the school of hard knocks. No matter how sympathetic the plaintiff or how harrowing his plights, the law is the law and sometimes it’s just not on his side.When…
    - 9 May 18, 11:34am -
  • Should employers still test for marijuana?
    Photo by Michael Fischer from PexelsOhio’s medical marijuana program is set to be fully operational by September 2018. Ohio will join 28 other states, and the District of Columbia, in which doctors can legally prescribe marijuana to treat c…
    - 8 May 18, 11:49am -
  • The 8th nominee for the “worst employer of 2018” is … the age discriminator
    Today’s nominee for the Worst Employer of 2018 is Seasons 52, a national, Orlando-based restaurant chain.Last week, it agreed to pay $2.85 million to settle a nationwide class age discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC. The laws…
    - 7 May 18, 11:45am -
  • WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)
    Never in my life did I think that I’d ever attend a biker rally. Yet, three weeks from tomorrow, I’ll be in Sandusky, at Ohio Bike Week.Why?I’ll be watching Norah and her bandmates warming up the crowd for 80’s hair ba…
    - 4 May 18, 11:34am -
  • THIS is how you reasonably accommodate a disabled employee
    Photo by David Pisnoy on UnsplashI’ve spent a lot of time over the past 16 months discussing bad employers—those that so mishandled employees that they earned a spot on my list of America’s Worst Employers.Today, I thought I’d…
    - 3 May 18, 12:01pm -

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…
    - 23 Feb 14, 12:24am -
  • 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

  • On the passing of my father
    As some know, my father passed way recently. He lived for many years with cancer, before a sudden deterioration. A few people know, and I’ve received some heartfelt messages of support. I’m thankful indeed for those – but it’s also made me re…
    - 25 Mar 16, 12:04pm -
  • Is time flying? Is Twitter dying? Is this blog still alive?
    Got a huge backlog of things I want to write about, but simply haven’t made the time of late.  Everything starts with a first step, they say… Been a close watcher of the ups and downs at Twitter over the last year or so – with most of the com…
    - 21 Mar 16, 9:03pm -
  • HR tips for a fast growth startup company
    While out at SXSW recently, I got the chance to catch up with ZipRecruiter.  As a fast growing tech startup, building a team AND supplying their core product to small/medium businesses around the world, I thought they might have some interesting th…
    - 7 Apr 15, 2:11pm -
  • Five things from SXSW 2015
    With my fifth SXSW safely tucked away, I’m now familiar enough with the pattern to know the learning hits in three stages: the stuff that hits you in the face while in Austin, the stuff that seeps out of your subconscious as the margaritas evaporat…
    - 20 Mar 15, 10:54am -
  • Agile recruiting – and DiceTalentNet highlights
    Had a great day at TalentNet yesterday – wanted to share a few takeaways, my slide deck, and also some appreciation for those behind it.  Trying to get anything organised during SXSW is a battle – vying for venue space and more importantly, peo…
    - 14 Mar 15, 2:28pm -
  • SXSW, DiceTalentNet and Data: good & evil
    Been a busy few months and fallen right out of the habit of blogging!  Time to spur it on, since SXSW beckons later this week, which means it’s about five years since I started this. I certainly remember writing up some reflections after my fir…
    - 10 Mar 15, 11:33am -

Take It Personel-ly

  • How 12 Artists and Creatives Faced (and Overcame) Failure #infographic
    Have you ever been so stifled by failing at something that you basically just want to give up completely? That is certainly a normal reaction. But it’s also important to know and understand that failure is inevitable. It’s a natural part of the p…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 10:45am -
  • What You Can do to Reduce Energy Waste in Your Bedroom
    Want to go green in your bedroom? It’s easier than you might think. Although products like your mattress and other furniture may produce waste in manufacturing and disposal, it is possible to minimize the energy waste created by furnishing your bed…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 10:24am -
  • The Essentials for an Easy Camping Trip
    Have you ever thought camping apps are necessary if you have to make your camping experience easy and exciting? For anyone who loves outdoor activities, nothing comes better than a well-planned camping expedition. Camping presents a wide range of oth…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 4:14pm -
  • 3 Ways Digital and Physical Simplicity Can Improve Your Work and Personal Lives
    You might have noticed, if you haven’t been living under a rock somewhere, that the term “minimalist” has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The basic concept underlying this label is, well, simple (excuse the pun). It suggest…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 9:59pm -
  • Strategies that Businesses Can Incorporate to Give Back to the Community
    Corporate social responsibility is a strategy that requires business organizations to give back to the communities where they are based, or to the regions they have been operating. Helping the community helps an organization to create a harmonious re…
    - 22 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 4:17pm -

Make HR Happen

  • Who Is This Guy Snooze?
    There are no discoverable historical records about Doctor Snooze, but we do see evidence of his influence. His name is emblazoned on every alarm clock and smartphone in the world. Whoever he was, the damage done by his philosophy of instant gratifica…
    - 48 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 11:30am -
  • Awareness of Time Usage and Personal Decision Making
    There are two truisms not usually put together that seem to make perfect sense when accidental usage brings them together. Peter Drucker’s quote, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed,” is one of th…
    - 98 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 3:03pm -
  • Lies About Multitasking In Resumes and Jobs
    Most people take pride in calling themselves multitaskers. Like other motherhood and apple pie topics, it has become a badge of honor to lay claim to the ability to do it even though there is not much proof that it works or even that it exists. Emplo…
    - 3 Jul 18, 5:37pm -
  • The Burn-out Culture of Too Muchism
    “Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.” – Plato   Plato’s comments regarding multitasking were probably meant to be instructive to his followers. We can assume that the point of this lesson was to…
    - 29 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • Personal Branding May Not Be What You Think It Is
    People are making a career out of that personal branding bandwagon that may have seen better days. There are multiple examples of selling the idea and products associated with personal branding. We have massaged and smithed this buzzword of years ago…
    - 20 Jun 18, 3:08pm -

No Excuses HR

  • Reunited and Returned
    A question for you today...do you feel as if you've 'figured it all out?' I'm not being a smart you-know-what here. I'm actually curious if you feel that way. Honesty is the Best PolicyTo be honest with you, I kinda feel like I had it all figured o…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 11:50am -
  • Finding My Way
    I'm not exactly sure when it happened, but I've found myself in somewhat of an awkward place. Professionally, I have a terrific job with a company that is being recognized in the industry and growing fast. I love human resources work...it just match…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 6:06pm -
  • For Soon Is Yesterday
    I've been thinking a lot lately about how I...well...think about things. I like to have a clear understanding of what's behind me, as well as a vision of what's ahead...develop a game plan...execute well...and get to where I just knew I would get to…
    - 22 days ago, 25 Sep 18, 12:30pm -
  • What is Your 'One Word?'
    I'm not sure it's fair to ask you to reduce your entire life down to 'one word.' Our lives are full of all sorts of emotions, activities, responsibilities, aspirations, convictions, anxieties, and goals.One word?Why Just OneI think there's something…
    - 30 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 10:54am -
  • Bullets
    The corporate kind.We take them...at least I believe we're supposed to. We take them personally, for our colleagues, and for our organizations. We don't share the majority of them with anyone.We just take them. Straight up.Martyrdom or LeadershipBal…
    - 37 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 12:13pm -
  • I Tried to Look Too Far Ahead
    There is an allure about achievement...at least there is for me. I consider myself to be fairly driven in just about everything I do. Career, relationships, family, music, fitness, faith...it's full speed all the time.It feels like I'm always pushing…
    - 42 days ago, 5 Sep 18, 1:07pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • Great Places to Work in the State of Oklahoma
    If you are searching for a great place to work in the State of Oklahoma, be sure to first look at organizations who have obtained an official great workplace designation. Although these awards do not guarantee the workplace is perfect, it shows, howe…
    - 28 Jun 18, 3:47pm -
  • Great Places to Work in the City of Tulsa
    If you’re an employee located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and searching for a career at a great organization, you should only consider a Certified Great Place to Work. These companies have earned this designation after completing a rigorous vetting proce…
    - 22 Jun 18, 2:59pm -
  • Sometimes Experts Really Suck at Being Experts
    J.K. Rowling, writer of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, faced rejection from so-called experts. Twelve publishers rejected Rowling’s first Harry Potter manuscript. Twelve “experts” rejected who was to become the world’s first billi…
    - 6 Jun 18, 12:47pm -
  • Making a Best Workplace List is Not a Marketing Strategy
    Trying to make a best workplace list is not a marketing strategy. It is a people strategy. Making the “list” should be based on treating employees with trust and respect. If your great workplace initiative is being championed by the marketing dep…
    - 30 May 18, 3:04pm -
  • Core Values Should Extend to Candidate Experience
    An organization’s core values should extend to their candidate experience. From the moment a job candidate enters their data in an applicant tracking system, the organization’s core values should reach out and touch them. For most companies, appl…
    - 29 May 18, 7:50pm -
  • Size Does Not Matter
    Size does not matter. David and Goliath is the biblical story of a small boy who volunteers to fight a giant warrior. David didn’t have a chance. His odds were dismal. Conventional wisdom said he didn’t have the size or skills to win. Yet, he de…
    - 16 May 18, 9:07pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

    - 22 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Why I Meet Once A Week With My Team
    That’s right. Once a week I meet with every single person on my team. Sometimes our meetings are 15 minutes, other times a half hour. I even ask them to complete a weekly form before our meeting. I adapted it from Cy Wakeman’s Reality Based Leade…
    - 6 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • Ten Simple Ways To Be A Great Manager
    Ten quick tips on how to be the great manager your employees want: 1. Ask their opinion But only do this if you actually care. And do not shut down their ideas with laughter or bad body language. You may say “great idea” but your body language or…
    - 1 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • It’s About The Heart – Why You Should Never Counter Offer
    We spend a lot of time talking about retaining our best people. Too many times though, we wait until our star gives us their resignation notice and then we try the worst tactic possible – the counter offer.  Some managers scurry about trying to fi…
    - 23 Jan 18, 12:15pm -
  • Getting Rid of Annual Appraisals Won’t Solve Your Performance Management Problem
    The annual appraisal, the culmination of the traditional Performance Management process, is broken, fundamentally flawed and completely irrelevant.  The process of having a formal discussion with someone 2-3 times a year is laughable for a number of…
    - 18 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Where Leaders Go Wrong
    Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are t…
    - 9 Jan 18, 12:30pm -

Talent Culture

  • new3 Trends Affecting Global Mobility and the Nature of Work
    In today’s dynamic and global marketplace, it’s more important than ever that organizations are agile — and they can get there by building adaptive and diverse workforces. That means companies need to be able to move people around the world eff…
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • #WorkTrends: Bring Your Human to Work with Erica Keswin
    Erica Keswin, a workplace strategist who recently published a fascinating new book, “Bring Your Human to Work,” recalls a chat with a CEO who shared how nine people in his company had a seemingly normal conference call. “After the call they rea…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 12:42pm -
  • 4 Common Misconceptions About Co-Working
    When I first started working in the co-working industry more than 15 years ago, everyone who walked through our door had to be educated about what co-working actually was. From reassuring people that there was enough space for all to work comfortably…
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  • #WorkTrends: How to Rethink the Modern Workplace for Gender Equality
    New research shows that diversity and inclusion are a top priority for leaders. So why does the needle seem to be moving backward when it comes to gender equality at work? On this week’s episode of the #WorkTrends podcast we dive into some of the a…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • How Technology Helps HR Spend Less Time on Paper and More Time on People
    There are very few career paths as multifaceted as human resources. HR professionals need insight into human behavior, legal acumen and a proficiency for numbers and data. They need to be strategists, consultants and people developers. They need to b…
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  • How Payments and Collaboration Are Evolving in the Gig Economy
    As the gig economy continues to expand and transform the workforce in significant ways, HR professionals and other business leaders should be thinking about the implications these changes will have for their organizations and their people. Millions o…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 1:36pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • Treat Smart People To Lunch
    Hubspot's policy: "Take someone smart out for a meal. Learn something. Expense it. No approval needed. No limits. No rules. Use good judgment.“ At age 24, Shah had a small network so he asked a senior sales rep for guidance. “His advice: ‘Picku…
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  • Swearing Is Good For You
    On The Recruiting Animal Show, guest, Chris Schwacofer, came under fire for his salty tongue. So, here's an article about that: "For as long as I can remember, I’ve been unable to convincingly curse.... If I’m chatting with a colleague and they s…
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  • Job Search Optimism
    The other day, Rob Dromgoole, an excellent recruiter, posted a quotation from Colin Powell on Facebook. It read: "Optimism is a force multiplier". That was one of of Powell's rules for leadership. He also said this: "I am talking about a gung-ho atti…
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Amplify Talent

  • (re)Introducing A m p l i f y
    A m p l i f y is a new subsidiary of Amplify Talent, working in the space between Employer and Consumer Brand to help companies re-imagine the intersection of culture, talent, and brand.We partner with CMO’s and CHRO’s to bridge the gap between…
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  • TEMPLATE: Hiring Manager Onboarding Checklist
    Onboarding is a crucial component to successful recruiting. All of the hard work and goodwill built up over the recruiting courtship can be undone with a bad onboarding process. The challenge many recruiters face is that they feel they don't "own" on…
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  • The Return of Random Tweets of Kindness #RTOK 3/8/16
    Random Tweets of Kindness will be returning Tuesday March 9, 2016. This year we’ll be broadening the campaign across social media; so you can use#RTOK on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, blogs, or wherever you want to say thanks or share gratitude.
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  • Amplify Talent 2015 Year In Review        
    As 2015 comes to a close, I want to thank all of you for being part of the Amplify Talent community. This month marks the two-year anniversary of Amplify Talent. I’ve learned a tremendous amount since launching in 2013, and am deeply grateful for t…
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  • LISTEN: SoundCloud’s Head of People Partnerships, Noor van Boven, on #BestPartJob Podcast
    Noor van Boven shares experience and insights from her career in Recruiting and Human Resources. In this episode, Noor shares how her Father influenced her career, taking time off to travel, why she prefers "people operations" to "human resources", t…
    - 4 Nov 15, 2:34pm -
  • LISTEN: “Everyone Should Be Tradigital” @MetMuseum Chief Digital Officer, Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) [Podcast]
    Sree Sreenivasan shares experience and insights from his career spanning Journalism, Academia, and the Arts. In this episode, Sree walks me through where his passion for technology comes from, his 30 year love affair with the Met, the museum of dead…
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Strategy Focused HR

  • WE HAVE MOVED
    Please check out our new website atwww.strategyfocusedhr.comWe will no longer post to this site.  Thank you very much for your support over the years.  Please join us at the above so that we can stay connected.
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  • Only Time Will Tell If You REALLY Believe That Employees Come First
    There are only three agenda items at our executive meetings: People, sales, and profit.In what order I asked? “That is the order,” was the response.Everyone in the room looked on like an approving parent.I belong to a group in Dubai that we calle…
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  • Are You Making Sure To Change Your Talent Along With Your Strategy?
    I have never had strategy and talent explained that way. I am a professor at a Business School here in Dubai and I teach strategy. We should put something together.At the end of one of my speeches, I was approached by this professor who gave me his b…
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  • The Tide Is Turning – The Old Ways Of Managing A Workforce Are Evolving
    These were recent headlines that came across my news feed: Would You Give Staff a Three-Day Weekend? Global Retailer Uniqlo is Giving it a GoFacebook Co-founder Calls Out Tech Industry for Lack of Work-Life BalanceHow Working Long Hours is Hitting Yo…
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  • Better Engagement? It Trickles Down From Managers to Your Employees
    I do not care whether anyone here likes me or not.Please do not come to me with this, I should be the last person that you come to with questions, go figure it out.Now I just do my job and what is required. Nothing more.This one-sided conversation wa…
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  • Maybe Amazon’s New World Of Work Isn’t Right For Someone Like Me
    “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,” said former Amazon employee Bo Olson, who worked in book marketing. Or, they very wisely chose to leave.Explanations like “we’re not totally sure” or “I’ll get back to you”…
    - 24 Aug 15, 6:10am -

Interview Geek

  • One-and-Done: The NBA’s Strategy For Managing Millennials
    The NBA instituted a rule in 2006 that an athlete must be at least 19 years old and at least one year removed from graduating high school. And the term One-and-Done was born. It’s gained enough acceptance over the last decade that I wouldn’t be s…
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  • Draft Your Team Like an NFL General Manager
    Guest Blogger: Marc Prine PhD With the NFL Draft on its way, there are few things that can make or break a team’s season and the career of a General Manager (GM) more than a bad draft decision. Similarly, there are a few things that can stall your…
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  • Recruiting Millennials: How Oregon Got It Right
    [Posted on LinkedIn 12/31/14] Today is the eve of the first ever College Football Playoff. The inaugural four-team playoff includes Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, and Oregon. I must be up front and let you, the readers, know that I have an unwav…
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  • 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…
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  • #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…
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  • 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…
    - 22 Aug 14, 3:08pm -

The HR Field Guide

  • "The Who Behind Your Why"
    I'm excited to share that I have a new article up over at TalentCulture titled, "The Value of Value Propositions." For a sneak peek of my latest, read on:Industry, products and services, customer base – these are all things that differ in terms a…
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  • "The Magic Eight Ball of Recruiting"
    In what is the first of two articles I have going up this week, my new piece on the idea of predicting the talent fit pre-hire, titled "The Future of Hiring is Quality of Hire," is now live at ERE. For a sneak peek, read on:The function responsible f…
    - 14 Nov 17, 1:38pm -
  • "Season of Change"
    It's been a bit crazy this past year, as anyone that bothers to read posts around these parts probably surmised. Over the course of these last 15 months, I presented at the CUPA-HR National Conference (2016), got a new boss, saw my role grow and expa…
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  • "Everything You've Ever Wanted. . ."

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  • "Love Changes Everything. . ."
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  • "Talent Is A Wonderful Thing. . ."
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HR Nasty

  • A different attitude towards workplace diversity
    Let there be cake!Disclaimer: *The following story is a true workplace diversity story. I wrote the below post which was uploaded on our company website and am reposting it here with permission. The names have been omitted to protect from poaching.…
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  • What is your desired salary?
    Will your answer to the Desired Salary question make it rain?We know the Desired Salary question is coming“What is your desired salary question?” Ever worried if your number was too high or too low when interviewing for your dream job? Ever w…
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  • Company compensation philosophy and how it effects your desired salary
    A compensation philosophy isn’t just about the BenjaminsThe interview question of questionsI don’t think a week goes by where I am asked how to answer the standard interview question “What is your desired salary?”  Truthfully, I don’t…
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  • Why most employees are expendable vs. promotable? A VP speaks out.
    Are you promotable?Are you Promotable or Expendable at your job?Ninety percent of employees feel they are promotable. In reality, from a manager’s standpoint, 90 percent of employees fall into category number 2 and 3 listed below.Promotable:…
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  • What to do when we realize we provided the wrong interview answer
    Uhh yeah, wrong answer. How do you recover?Wrong Interview AnswerWhat do you do when you realize that you provided the wrong interview answer? What do you do when you realize we could have answered an interview question more effectively after we…
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  • Job Reference follow up
    A beautiful gesture!Job reference follow upYou would be surprised how many candidates unintentionally burn bridges with their references after the job was landed. Don’t think it was you? If we are not reaching out with updates to these importan…
    - 14 Jun 18, 3:51am -

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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
    - 7 Jun 13, 1:02pm -
  • 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

  • Destination Nashville #HRTN17
    The 2017 Tennessee SHRM Conference will most definitely be the destination for up-to-date and relevant HR industry news, best practices and networking. But in the mean time and in between time, HR folks like to have a good time…and there’s … Co…
    - 17 Jul 17, 5:03pm -
  • Talent Will Only Get Us So Far
    From sports to work, we see so many individuals with an incredible amount of talent that still somehow manage to jack it all up and fall flat on their faces. Whether it be the charismatic new employee that can charm management, … Continue reading…
    - 12 Jun 15, 1:05pm -
  • Performance He Created
    Two and a half years ago, a group of HR practitioners and bloggers took a chance on me, this rookie blogger that was trying to find his place in the game. After only being in the HR social media space … Continue reading →
    - 19 May 15, 1:43pm -
  • Forget HR! I’m Going To Work For Starbucks
    Is the grass always greener on the other side? Not necessarily. But I can tell you when it comes to employee incentives, benefits and having executive advocates, the coffee may be stronger and sweeter on the other side…at Starbucks. Today … Conti…
    - 14 Apr 15, 2:23pm -
  • Workplace Astigmatism
    For the last 10 years, I’ve boasted that my vision has not changed. I laugh at optometrists when I walk into their examination rooms because I know that the result is going to be the same…”Well Mr. Harris, everything is … Continue reading →
    - 7 Apr 15, 2:50pm -

Christopher in HR

  • Math 101
    Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it’s hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let’s start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I’ve worked with…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:13pm -
  • Hope
    Watch the children. Right outside my door is a running path that goes around a small pond, skirts the edge of two hospitals and eventually meanders past a pretty good-sized playground at the edge of a large market. The playground is usually full, oth…
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  • Greatness
    Are you grateful? Yesterday I had a full day – between playing golf and then marshaling I was on the course for 14 hours and the peak temp was 99 (37 C for my global friends.) It was a long day. I knew I had to stop at the grocery store on the way…
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  • The Doctor is Out
    I’m not a doctor, but I play one on tv. That’s an old commercial so it my not resonate with many of you but what I remember being surprised about was that the actor had to remind the viewer he wasn’t a doctor. As if. Flash forward to current ti…
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  • Productive
    Cough, ahem. Yours truly has been fighting a series of flu-like problems for a month now. Actually, that’s not accurate: my respiratory has been fighting me and I’ve been covering up in a weak imitation of Ali’s Rope-a-Dope. Except, I’m losin…
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  • Be Good at Life
    You can do it. Much of what I write about is centered on being effective at work. After three decades in some of the most successful technology companies in the world I’ve learned more than a few things. And one of the fundamentals I’ve learned i…
    - 17 Apr 17, 9:51am -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • 6 Ways to Accelerate your Diversity & Inclusion Efforts
    I consistently see organizations with unnecessary barriers slowing their D&I efforts down or blocking them altogether. Want to move forward? Here are six opportunities to consider. I will unpack each of these further in following posts: Clarify your…
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  • Leverage points for change. Where do you focus your efforts?
      I no longer remember where I first came across it, but I have kept some version of the above image in my journal for many years now. It is one of the lenses I apply to clarify my own thinking around what exactly I am doing and whether or not I am…
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  • Radiance
    If ten lamps are in one place, each differs in form from another; yet you can’t distinguish whose radiance is whose when you focus on the light. In the field of spirit there is no division; no individuals exist. Sweet is the oneness of the Friend w…
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  • Mostly self-promotional…
    Hey! Felt like I should probably see if this thing still works! A few things that might be of interest to you… I am working on a series of videos, focused primarily on Inclusion. What is it, why does it matter, how does it happen, why does it not h…
    - 26 Mar 18, 2:43pm -
  • Dear HR: Please Take a Look at Your Conference
    Over the past year or so, I have had a number of conversations with female colleagues that work in and around the HR space regarding sexual harassment. It should not have surprised me, but it did, that so many of them had personally experienced haras…
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  • 10 years in.
    Ten years ago today, I was employed by a regional healthcare system, leading their efforts focused on increasing workforce diversity, having an inclusive organizational culture, and delivering culturally competent care. I did not know it at the time,…
    - 25 Jul 17, 9:49pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • Are You Ready for AI?
    The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) is a pretty high falutin’ outfit. It’s the business and economics research arm of McKinsey & Company. Not focused so much on middle-market HR folks, it publishes a wealth of well-researched papers that focus on…
    - 5 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Compensation Transparency
    Ben Eubanks over at Lighthouse Research and Advisory has written a fascinating white paper on transparency. Transparency in Compensation:  Trends and Best Practices, underwritten by salary.com, is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impac…
    - 22 Aug 17, 2:49pm -
  • The Value of Purpose

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  • Are HR And Finance Finally Going To Be Friends?
    How on earth can it be August 1st? For that matter, how on earth can it be 2017? After taking off three weeks for vacation and business travel commitments, it’s time to be back considering new research and data of … Continue reading →
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  • Happy 4th of July!
       
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  • One Internet Trend To Watch
    As I’ve written in the past, Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is a treasure trove of data that most HR professionals miss. That’s because the report isn’t about HR trends, it’s about internet trends. But almost any way you … Co…
    - 27 Jun 17, 11:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newCHART OF THE DAY: How much are you using your smart speaker?
    Have you finally jumped in to the 'smart speaker' game? Whether it's an Amazon Echo device, something from Google, or one of the emerging third party manufacturers who are shipping devices that run voice operating systems from Amazon or Google, there…
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  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 342 - Sports and HR with The 8 Man Rotation
    HR Happy Hour 342 - Sports and HR with The 8 Man RotationSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comHost:Steve Boese Guests: Kris Dunn, Lance HaunListen HEREToday on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve was joined by two of the founding members of…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 12:00pm -
  • You had me at "Almost no email"
    I had come across a few pieces about the tech company Glitch, (formerly Fog Creek Software, one of the most innovative tech companies of the last two decades), but until recently had never actually explored around their site to try and see what was s…
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  • HRE Column: Making Better HR Decisions Using HR Tech
    Yes, you may have noticed that I have been writing a little bit less frequently here on the blog. The combination of a ton of travel in September, helping deliver the largest HR Technology Conference ever, and keeping the growing HR Happy Hour Podcas…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 12:58pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 341 - The Evolution of Talent Branding and Candidate Experience
    HR Happy Hour 341 - The Evolution of Talent Branding and Candidate ExperienceSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comHost: Steve BoeseGuest: Kathryn Minshew, The MuseListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve was joined by K…
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  • Other duties as assigned: How about 'Micro-influencer?'
    Calling your attention to a super read over at The Atlantic titled 'Employers are Looking for 'Influencers' Within Their Ranks' that describes the relatively recent phenomenon of employers enlisting 'real' employees for what are, mostly, low-tech, mi…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 1:00pm -

Women of HR

  • new6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
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  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
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  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
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  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kristy Wallace, Ellevate Network
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
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  • HR Practitioners’ Relationship With HR Technology – “It’s Complicated” #HRTechConf
    For those who work in or regularly interact within the HR technology space, it may be tempting to assume that all HR practitioners are well-versed in and understand both the value and limits of workplace technology.  That in the year 2018, when we a…
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  • A New Entry Into the HCM Technology Space at #SHRM18 #MicrosoftForHR
    The 2018 edition of the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo has now been in the history books for several weeks.  Although I’ve shifted back into the day to day responsibilities of my “real job,” I’m still mullin…
    - 90 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

  • It’s #NationalComingOutDay. A reminder: people...
    It’s #NationalComingOutDay. A reminder: people shouldn’t be denied their full humanity due to their gender expression or sexual identity.#love #NYC #lgbtq #artwillsavemysoul #puertorico #Pray4PR #what_i_saw_in_nyc #pride #nikonphotography #embr…
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  • **Year One**It’s been 12 months since I launched my...
    **Year One**It’s been 12 months since I launched my Patreon page. WOW! In that time I’ve grown as a photographer and content creator. It’s had its struggles, but overall the experience has been great.Of course, I couldn’t have grown as…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Sep 18, 8:36pm -
  • It’s the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria making...
    It’s the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria making landfall in Puerto Rico. The island remains devastated, thousands have died, and the U.S. government has failed them, along with millions more.May the dead know peace, and the living find he…
    - 26 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 12:07am -
  • New on my Patreon–a little post on staying motivated, and...
    New on my Patreon–a little post on staying motivated, and continuing to learn the art of photography.This post is for patrons who contribute $3 or more. So, about the cost of a cup of fancy coffee. ☕☕Subscribe to my Patreon! Get stuff! Supp…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:37pm -
  • I love a good photography quote.#NYC #TheBronx #Manhattan...
    I love a good photography quote.#NYC #TheBronx #Manhattan #Brooklyn #Queens #StatenIsland #Patreon #ilovemypatrons #portraitphotography #streetphotography #landscapephotography #nikonphotography #qotd #what_i_saw_in_nyc #ig_streetphotography #justg…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 8:00pm -
  • “First they destroy your body, then they assassinate your...
    “First they destroy your body, then they assassinate your character.”Botham Shem Jean was killed by a Dallas police officer last week, in his own home. And despite the numerous inconsistencies surrounding the officer’s story, the investigatio…
    - 33 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 12:14pm -

Benz Communications

Recruitifi Blog

  • Unleashing talent as a competitive weapon
    Whether you’re still focusing on traditional “time-to-hire” or agonizing over what an unfilled position is costing your company, you know that when it comes to recruiting and hiring, time is of the essence. This already high pressur…
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  • the challenges of recruiting in hypergrowth
    Perfecting your recruitment and hiring process is hard enough during so-called normal conditions, but as Wrede Petersmeyer and the rest of the team at Airbnb found out, it’s even more difficult during a period of hypergrowth. Since Wred…
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  • Full-Time Workers Increasingly Willing to Work Part-Time
    Introduction A new RecruitiFi survey on the career paths of 1,000 U.S. full-time and part-time adult employees found that individuals currently working full-time are increasingly likely to seek part-time work due to the flexibility as…
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  • The Intersection of Ad Tech and IT Recruiting
    Due to the omnipresence of smartphones and the web’s proven success as an advertising platform, there’s increased demand to place candidates with an intersection of IT and advertising skills in positions. The burgeoning ad tech indust…
    - 16 Nov 15, 8:02pm -
  • IT Recruiting: Cloud Computing and Big Data Candidates are in Demand
    There are certain areas of IT recruiting where demand far exceeds supply, such as cloud computing and related areas like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and big data. Moving to cloud-based platforms saves companies money and offers very real…
    - 7 Oct 15, 2:14pm -
  • Maybe You Should be Recruiting Job Hoppers
     Recruiting job hoppers may wind up costing employers a large sum of money due simply to their unreliability. The average cost to replace an employee is 21 percent of that employee’s yearly salary, so hiring a job hopper might wind up…
    - 1 Oct 15, 2:02pm -

HR Hardball

  • Fool’s Gold – The “Passive” Candidate
    “Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry. Not only is it described as the gold standard of a “strategic” Recruiting team, but “passive recruiting” started appeari…
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  • 3 Things Glassdoor Taught Me
    About a year ago, I started to manage our corporate Glassdoor account. Seemed like the perfect responsibility for me to assume; I lead our Talent Acquisition department, I love to write, and my 17 years as a married man has […]The post 3 Things Gl…
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  • Herding Cats….and Recruiters
    Remember when you had a recruiting desk to manage? You had your requisitions, you had phone screens scheduled, interviews scheduled, you knew your hiring managers, and you developed a rhythm. Cashing checks and snapping necks. And then they went and…
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  • Kicking The Ant Pile
    I think most of us would admit that being a control freak is a frustrating (and ultimately losing) proposition. At work, our ability to “control” things is usually more dependent upon the company cruising on auto-pilot, business as usual, allowin…
    - 19 Jun 17, 11:14am -
  • Perfect is The Enemy of The Good (Candidate)
    There’s still some mystery as to who, exactly, coined the phrase “The perfect is the enemy of the good,” but it’s a lesson that we try to impart in our recruiting practices every day. It’s pretty simple to find the […]The post Perfect is…
    - 25 May 17, 12:24pm -
  • And the Hourly Shall Inherit the Earth…
    Volume recruiting. The bane of the recruiting experience. I don’t care how good you are as a recruiting professional, until you’ve put on the flame suit and sat in a volume recruiting chair, you’ll never be able to fully appreciate […]The po…
    - 24 Apr 17, 11:55am -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • Character Building Experiences
    We all face experiences that test our temperament, our spirit, and our moral fiber. They provoke us to choose between what we feel we should do and what we would do, if not for the expectations of others. Or, they stop us in our tracks because they a…
    - 31 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • Yes, I am Judging You
    If it looks like I have been judging you, it's because I have. If it wasn't me evaluating how you chose to respond on a group email and coming up with a snarky response I'll never deliver or predicting the negative impacts of your personal motivatio…
    - 2 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • Motherhood and Cliche
    My daughter is 16, going on college. I remember being pregnant worrying about what I would do if the baby was sick on a day I couldn't be off work. The worry was for nothing. My answer was clear the moment I saw my daughter for the very first time -…
    - 11 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • A Reluctant Exerciser: On the Road to Recovery
    I completed The Fast Factory Challenge today. My goals for the 6-weeks were pedestrian: recharge my exercise routine,  clean up my diet, and downsize my menopausal muffin top . Not for one moment did I entertain the idea of shifting my lifelong rela…
    - 17 Nov 17, 5:22pm -
  • Changing the HR Story
    The new year presents a fresh start. If there is something you'd like to start doing, stop doing or change the way you are doing it, this is when many jump on the resolution train. Whether you are a resolution-maker or not, making something better is…
    - 12 Jan 15, 12:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 23 Sep 14, 1:00pm -

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

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Change-Effect

  • newTechnical education isn’t second class
    Anyone who has followed this blog for any period of time will know that I’m a massive proponent of technical education as a worthy alternative to traditional academic paths. Back in 1995 I was working as a lecturer in a Further Education college wh…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • Another fad, another failure
    Anyone has read my blog over the last decade will know that I have been pretty vocal about the faddism in business management and leadership. We like nothing more than getting behind the latest silver bullet destined to solve all our problems. Employ…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • Sometimes you need to let go
    Last week I was thinking about a conversation at work that had really got my goat. It was one of those conversations that happens without warning, that you participate in and then when you walk away you stop and think, “how on earth did that happen…
    - 23 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • We are better together
    I read this post recently, by my friend Sukh Pabial on whether Learning and Development should be part of “HR”, or should be a stand alone function. It is a debate that raises its head on a regular basis and plays out in both L&D and Recruitment…
    - 30 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 7:27am -
  • Getting stuff done
    I was pondering this weekend on the essence of getting things done at work. Organisations are brilliant at creating structures and processes that are well-intentioned but can ultimately get in the way of actual activity. When things aren’t working…
    - 37 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • It’s ok to care
    I have a confession to make. When I hear about an employee that we’ve let down or treated badly, it hurts me. I can’t stand to read or hear about cases where teams that I lead and manage have fundamentally failed in their key responsibility to ma…
    - 44 days ago, 3 Sep 18, 7:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • Designing a Job-Specific Training Program
    When hired, employees bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to your organization; however, often times there are a few gaps here and there – and of course there is always the learning curve of your business. Training an employee on wha…
    - 75 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 8:13pm -
  • The New Kid on the Block: How to Welcome Your New Hire
    Remember the first day of school when you were little? The excitement, the anxiety, the unknown – all the emotions! Starting a new job can elicit the same feelings as we felt on those tender days in grade school…regardless of how old we get. Bein…
    - 91 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 6:17pm -
  • Recruitment Benchmarking: Metrics to Consider
    In today’s world, tracking business metrics is essential for leaders to understand where their organizations shine and where they need to improve. Monitoring these metrics on a consistent basis – and turning the results into real-life change –…
    - 22 Jun 18, 5:51pm -
  • Learning Ability: The Key to Hiring Talent for Tomorrow
    When it comes to talent, we tend to think of hiring someone who has a specific list of skills or experience to meet our business needs of TODAY. Hiring someone based on how well his resume matches the job description is a traditional approach and not…
    - 8 Jun 18, 6:51pm -
  • HR & Business Metrics: What Are You Tracking?
    As the value of having real-time data at your fingertips becomes increasingly important, the use of people analytics has evolved from mere project-based initiatives to a more proactive integrated strategy that drives work forward. Instead of operatin…
    - 11 May 18, 9:27pm -
  • How Up-To-Date is Your Employment Application?
    The employment application is a standard document for any recruiting process. Having applicants complete the employment application at the onset of the recruitment phase is important. Equally important is making sure it is up-to-date on the ever-chan…
    - 28 Apr 18, 2:00am -

HR Culture Club

  • Resume Quick Tips

    - 12 Apr 18, 11:08am -
  • 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…
    - 12 Apr 18, 11:04am -

Accidental HR

  • Thinking about the future in reverse
    It is no secret that I struggle for inspiration to write.  Or is motivation?  Maybe opportunity?  My head is full and I am overflowing with observations, but for some reason it doesn`t make it to my hands. Is it possible to have carpal tunnel that…
    - 13 Feb 18, 11:01am -
  • My expectations for 2018 (and why last year can suck eggs)
    I recently said that 2017 could end any day now because I was done with it.  As if on January 1st everything would re-set and we would be starting fresh.  That would be nice, but the reality is far from that. Last year was one of the most difficult…
    - 16 Jan 18, 1:24pm -
  • The simple act (and gift) of offering help
    I know, it’s been 4 months. Give me a break, if you can wait 11 years between Avatar movies, then surely 4 months isn’t that big of a deal.  Unless you have no intention of seeing Avatar 2…but why wouldn’t you?  You saw all of the Harry Pot…
    - 19 Dec 17, 11:58am -
  • Dealing with the laundry in your head
    I used to write because I liked trying to sort out what I was thinking – I have always been much more successful at expressing myself in writing than in speaking.  As someone who needs to reflect a bit, digest and then make sure I`m clear – writ…
    - 25 Aug 17, 11:58am -
  • The price of saying yes
    I have a history of backing out of things.  I would like to think that most of these decisions were sound and that there was a reason that I decided to not pursue whatever course of action I was on. There was a time when I would have reflectively sa…
    - 3 Jul 17, 2:10am -
  • Midyear: Are we there yet?!
    Midyear review season is upon us and it is a time for reflection.  A time to look back over the past six months at all that you have accomplished.  Or, in my case, wonder what they hell just happened and how am I going to spin this.  I mean, it wa…
    - 2 Jul 17, 10:25am -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

  • Remix: 6 Lessons on Playing Smart and Failing Forward
    Dug this one up from the archives, dusted it off and gave it a fresh polish — you might even see your own reflection in it. 1 #NoHustleWasted. The shortcut to success takes years to create. There’s no copy & paste formula for it and along the way…
    - 13 Sep 16, 4:12am -
  • Why Learning Should Be Open Source
    If knowledge is not open source, we are running a dangerous experiment with the collective intellect of humanity.   At times the sound of the rain seemed to be louder than the crescendo of voices inside the coffee shop during the lunch rush; an enli…
    - 17 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • Is Your Organization Collaboratively Intelligent?
    They say too much of something is not always a good thing – when you’re not being smart about it. Collaboration is no exception. Is your organization collaboratively intelligent? A Collaboratively Intelligent Organization has a culture of sharing…
    - 12 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • 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 -

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

  • Office Politics Getting You Down? Here’s How to Survive… and Thrive
    Office politics are like a dirty word. We say it while cringing and it’s usually accompanied by a barely perceptible eye roll. Often, when people are asked how they describe office politics, the first word that comes to mind is painful. Oh, and str…
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  • Want to Expand Your Audience? 5 Tips for Guest Bloggers
    It’s hard to believe this month I’ve been blogging for six years. I’ve mostly written about personal leadership, HR, success, change, and personal development. Oddly enough, most of the requests I get from strangers who want to be a guest blogg…
    - 36 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 9:30am -
  • Change Starts with You… Even When You Wish It Started with Them
    Ever have one of those weeks when someone is making your life miserable? It’s as if they’re doing everything in their power to drive you over the edge.  I’ve had one of those weeks at home.  iPads instead of studying.  Rooms that could have…
    - 43 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 9:30am -
  • This Simple Approach Will Let Your Leadership Shine Every Time
    When I was first promoted to VP, I was amazed by the immediate increase in my workload. My day-to-day task list wasn’t the problem, the challenge was managing the 92,000 things that came my way each day to weigh in or solve.  It was easy to unders…
    - 50 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 9:30am -
  • Can Fake Happiness Lead You to the Real Thing?
    Years ago, I was facilitating a workshop, and a small group of the participants came up to me during the break. As we were chatting, one of the women asked about my perfume.  “I love your perfume! What is it?” “It’s Happy,” I replied. “W…
    - 57 days ago, 21 Aug 18, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

  • SarahMillerAU.com
    Whipper Snapper HR is a really special site to me, because it's through this site I got to nut out so many things I needed to wrap my head around as a new starter in the HR world.Funny though - I'm not such a whipper snapper any more!Things have chan…
    - 28 Aug 16, 3:00pm -
  • Social Media & HR - my speaking notes for a presentation
    This is a short presentation I gave to a group of HR Professionals on why I use social media, the benefits, how to get over some stumbling blocks, and why I think everyone should just have a go! Social Media & HR - The DIY Professional Developme…
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  • The Importance of *expletive* Intermissions
    It's the Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, and last night we went along to support a friend's show - you know one of those things where it's probably not your cup of tea, but you want to see your people succeed. Well within the first 5 minutes, it was so…
    - 21 Jun 15, 3:54am -
  • You're Better than Samsung
    I will never buy a product that needs to shit on the competition to advertise itself.That's probably why I find Samsung phones unattractive.And why I change the channel every time this Ford Territory MkII ad comes on:It just makes me cringe at all th…
    - 15 Mar 15, 10:49am -
  • Be The Asshole Who Says It
    Those special relationships at work aren't doing anyone favours.Think of that team mate that's really liked, but needs extra guidance with 'careful cotton gloves'- they're not getting the real picture. And that respected colleague who can't print a d…
    - 27 Feb 15, 3:26pm -
  • 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…
    - 14 Oct 14, 12:38pm -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • #Unleash18 Solve For Happiness, Change The World with Mo Gawdat
    110010000031 “If we get AI right it is the last frontier for humanity. Everything beyond AI will invent and create on our behalf beyond that.” ~Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer of Google X How does this statement sit with you? Right now,…
    - 24 May 18, 6:24pm -
  • #Unleash18 Humans + Bureaucracy: Control No More
    010050200020   “Bureaucracy is a global thing. “ ~ Gary Hamel, Professor at London Business School I had the opportunity to sit in on a Q&A session Day 1 with Gary Hamel, Professor at London Business School at Unleash 2018 in Vegas. Long before…
    - 21 May 18, 4:19pm -
  • The Challenge of Empathy
    13200600000110  Before I get to my story, a quote from a 2017 Forbes article titled: “How Empathetic Are You, Really?”. On empathy, the author Liz Guthridge says: “Being empathetic is similar to cooking. You may know the recipe for how to prep…
    - 12 Apr 18, 7:14pm -
  • The Existential Problem of Coonery
    520050000010 Let’s start by defining what a “coon” is. A “coon” is a black person who values what white people think of them more than they care to honor their culture and the suffrage of the racial group they identify with. A “coon” se…
    - 25 Feb 18, 3:14pm -
  • The State of the Union on Wokeness
    220040000000 This week’s theme for #BlackBlogsMatter is “The Tao of Woke”. As a result, I decided to speak about the state of “wokeness” and what it should mean for you as we continue to navigate difficult themes around race relations and s…
    - 16 Feb 18, 8:55pm -
  • Six Tips for Cultivating a Healthy Online Work Environment
    000030000000 The need for a healthy and satisfying work environment is not up for discussion. Any enlightened manager knows its benefits. The same need extends to remote workgroups, and that is still something of a revelation to many leaders.  Perha…
    - 12 Feb 18, 12:00pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • newAt the Threshold – Liminality and New Roles
    I began a new role at a new organization a few weeks ago, and I’m once again appreciating the unique and precious experience of being in a liminal space. The concept of liminality comes from anthropology, and refers to a finite period in which we s…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 2:19am -
  • Where the Cracks Come From
    Burnout. Like a particularly unforgettable destination, those of us who’ve paid a visit nod knowingly to one another. No matter how long ago it was, we recall the familiar landmarks of our journey with easy clarity. And we never want to go back. An…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 2:55am -
  • You Are What You Read
    We are awash in great writing. There’s never been a time in history when so many have had access to so much high-quality content, often for no more than the price of a monthly data plan.  As an avid reader, this is a blessing and a curse. I’ve f…
    - 23 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 2:44am -
  • Cancer & Resilience in the Workplace: an Interview with Alyssa Burkus
    Alyssa Burkus is the Head of Learning Strategy at Actionable, the founder of ShiftWisdom, a cancer survivor, a brilliant and hilarious colleague, and a dear friend of mine. I’ve learned so much from watching her navigate her lymphoma diagnosis, tre…
    - 37 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 2:31am -
  • The Utility of Self-Doubt
    For a long-time I took self-doubt as a signal that I lacked knowledge or ability. This was particularly difficult to untangle because early in my career (and at regular intervals since) self-doubt has coincided with a lack of knowledge or ability. Bu…
    - 43 days ago, 3 Sep 18, 6:05pm -
  • Organizational Microclimates
    I was in San Francisco for work last weekend.  It was great. San Francisco is the perfect city for people that hate being hot, hate being cold, and that love being angry all the time. That’s because of its microclimates. Due to hilly terrain and…
    - 58 days ago, 20 Aug 18, 2:31am -

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 Lean HR – beïnvloeden en veranderen van cultuur
    Jekiel behandelt in het boek ‘Lean Human Resources’ het herontwerp van HR-processen voor een cultuur van continue verbetering. Het boek is onderverdeeld in zes delen en in het derde deel wordt het volgende beschreven: de aspecten van cultuurveran…
    - 54 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 7:00pm -
  • Visie op Lean HR – hervorming van HR
    Jekiel behandelt in het boek ‘Lean Human Resources’ het herontwerp van HR-processen voor een cultuur van continue verbetering. Het boek is onderverdeeld in zes delen en in het tweede deel wordt het volgende beschreven: een stappenplan voor de her…
    - 77 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 6:00pm -
  • Visie op Lean HR – voorkom verspilling talent en mislukken cultuurverandering
    Jekiel behandelt in het boek ‘Lean Human Resources’ het herontwerp van HR-processen voor een cultuur van continue verbetering. Het boek is onderverdeeld in zes delen en in het eerste deel wordt het volgende beschreven: de verspilling van talent e…
    - 87 days ago, 21 Jul 18, 1:18pm -
  • Vision of Lean (Six Sigma) HR
    Lay gives a short explanation of the Lean philosophy and its evolution in the book ‘Lean HR’. Then a collection of easy-to-use tools is treated to find and analyze improvement projects.  A structured approach is offered to reduce waste in your…
    - 25 Apr 18, 7:01pm -
  • Visie op Lean (Six Sigma) HR
    Lay geeft in het boek ‘Lean HR‘ een korte uiteenzetting van de Lean filosofie en de evolutie ervan. Vervolgens wordt een verzameling van eenvoudig te gebruiken tools behandeld om verbeterprojecten te vinden en te analyseren. Hierbij wordt een ges…
    - 11 Apr 18, 7:42pm -
  • Vision of Agile HR
    In the book ‘Agile HR’ Boskma, Buizer, van de Hoef, Peters and Zelen discuss the (un)missable rol of HR in agile organizations. The central question in the book is: How do you design an organization and the associated HR-function in such a way th…
    - 17 Mar 18, 8:07am -

HR Bartender

  • newLearning Opportunity: FREE #HR and #Payroll eSymposium
    A free HR and Payroll eSymposium from Kronos will teach the cost of bad hires, wage and hour done right, and classifying and paying exempt employees.The post Learning Opportunity: FREE #HR and #Payroll eSymposium appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 16 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 8:57am -
  • newEveryone Has Influence. Everyone! – Ask #HR Bartender
    Influence is something we all have. An HR Bartender reader asks for tips on what to write. Believe in your story and yourself and your influence will grow.The post Everyone Has Influence. Everyone! – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr bartende…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Oct 18, 8:57am -
  • Bookmark This! Workplace Grief Edition
    Managers are often challenged in dealing with workplace grief. Human Resources pros know that it must be done. Here are several links and resources that may help.The post Bookmark This! Workplace Grief Edition appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 8:57am -
  • Finding Personal and Professional Balance – Ask #HR Bartender
    Balance in our personal and professional lives can be hard to achieve. Here are resources to help you focus and manage stress to get balance.The post Finding Personal and Professional Balance – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 8:57am -
  • 5 Talent Acquisition Strategies for Highly Competitive Industries
    Talent acquisition is top priority for most companies. That means the war for talent is on. Learn 5 recruiting strategies for highly competitive industries.The post 5 Talent Acquisition Strategies for Highly Competitive Industries appeared first on…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 8:57am -
  • Voting Impacts Our Personal and Professional Lives
    Voting gives us the chance to help shape our personal and professional lives. Here are a few resources and links to prepare for November voting.The post Voting Impacts Our Personal and Professional Lives appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 10 days ago, 7 Oct 18, 8:57am -

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 -
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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 Use Frustration to Expand Your Leadership
    Frustration usually points at people and circumstances. But frustration is also an opportunity to look at yourself, to elevate and expand your leadership. Source: Your frustration is ABOUT you, before it’s about others.… Continue reading →
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:01am -
  • newWhy Not-Liking is Easy
    In 1977 Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Rich Cole, and Jimmy Marinos formed the Romantics. The Romantics weren’t as successful as other bands of the 70’s like KISS, AC/DC, Queen, or the Eagles. But their 1980… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 11:25am -
  • Stop the Cycle of Ambiguity—Use Plain Talk

    - 7 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • The Manager Who Helped Too Much
    Maybe you’re working way too hard. A young manager said, “I want to stop doing other people’s jobs for them.” Promoted: The young manager had learned during the workshop that being overly helpful… Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 11:56pm -
  • How You Have Inescapable Impact
    No one can live as an individual. “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” John Donne Impact: If you… Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 11:29pm -
  • 5 Ways to Rise Above Self-Seeking Leadership
    “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway Ego is healthy when it’s used in service of others. But… Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago, 7 Oct 18, 10:21pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newmy boss wants to bring me back into the religious fold
    A reader writes: I have a great job (honestly, my best yet) as an assistant in a local office of a larger company based in another state. The big boss of this office (not the office manager, who is my overall boss in addition to the people I support)…
    - 7 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 5:59pm -
  • newmy coworker is rude and insubordinate
    A reader writes: I am a manager in a unique position within my organization — I sit on the sales team, but work closely with all operations departments to coordinate requests from my clients. Essentially I straddle the line between sales and servic…
    - 9 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 4:30pm -
  • newis the COO’s daughter trying to take my job?
    A reader writes: I am the marketing communications manager for a small (less than 50 employees) family-owned consulting firm. I love my work: I get to write, design, manage social media, coordinate workshop logistics, work with vendors. I get to cont…
    - 10 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 2:59pm -
  • newI walked in on two amorous coworkers, calling in sick after a vacation day was denied, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I walked in on two amorous coworkers I work backstage at a theater. One evening during a show, I went to use the bathroom in an unused dressing room and I walked in on our diction coach getting…
    - 21 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 4:03am -
  • newI’m drowning in too much work
    The questions on today’s podcast are: I’m drowning in too much work People keep getting promoted past me My coworkers are obsessed with my weight loss I’m having panic attacks from my high-stress office My difficult coworker hums incessantly Wh…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Oct 18, 5:59pm -
  • newwhy do employers play coy games about salary?
    Of all the weird and nonsensical practices that companies use in hiring, probably none are as bizarre as our conventions around negotiating salary. Given that paying employees money in exchange for their labor is what hiring is all about, you’d thi…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Oct 18, 4:30pm -

LebHR

  • “You are the Most Valuable Asset” – Is it true?
    What is the “most overused words” in the corporate lexicon?  If you answered “People are our most valuable asset”, you are correct. For decades, top executives and business managers have echoed the platitude “our employees are our most val…
    - 9 Sep 16, 4:35pm -
  • Revenge Hiring and Revenge Firing
    What happens when someone is Hired to get even or Fired to get even? Recruitment is one of the most important factors when it comes to putting your organization into a position where it can compete, and be successful. Getting the right people into th…
    - 26 Aug 16, 11:53am -
  • 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 -

HR Observations

  • newAre we making strides in age discrimination?
    I want to applaud Indeed.com for a TV commercial they are running called “The box”. In an era where age discrimination is still rampant, Indeed.com makes a statement that being an older employee is not the career death knell that many older worke…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 11:55am -
  • From the Archive Future Friday: Hey HR now is the time to push for AI!
    I listened to another AI type of webinar today, also from the MIT Sloan Management group. The speaker was Mary Lacity Walton Professor of Information Systems and director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas. She was…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 11:55am -
  • Is an obese employee protected by the ADA?
    At some time or another most HR professionals have probably been faced with the question of whether or not an obese employee is covered by the ADA. The answer as often happens is “maybe”. Unfortunately, as our population gets heavier this may be…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 11:55am -
  • A New Form is required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act
    If, as an employer, you have ever used, or ever plan to use a Credit Reporting Agency, also known as, a background screening company, then this is something you need to pay attention to. Background screens are credit reports Under the Fair Credit Rep…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 11:55am -
  • From the Archive: In case you think recording employee time is not important, think again!
    Recent news items about recording employee work time have prompted me to republish this post from earlier this year. Try not to make these time recording mistakes. In my consulting practice, I run across companies occasionally that are somewhat lacka…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 11:55am -
  • Future Friday: Breathing a sigh of relief?
    Many early prognosticators in the past have predicted the demise of many jobs due to the increased use of artificial intelligence (AI.) However, as time has gone by and AI has become more of a reality in the workplace the predictions of widespread jo…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 11:15am -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • Listed as No. 2 #SocialMedia Influencer in India by @SHRMIndia at #SHRMTech18
    I couldn't make it to SHRMTech conference this year which started yesterday and will end today.However was pleased to know when my fellow BlogSquad members told me that I was number 2 in the list of Top 30 social media influencers in #HR.Abhijit Bhad…
    - 27 Apr 18, 4:59am -
  • Future of Jobs, #FutureOfWork in the age of #ArtificialIntelligence, Gig-economy - The #India perspective
    “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future” – goes a Danish quote. One routinely sees the fallacy of predictions even by experts. That’s because we overestimate the quantum of change in the short term, but under-estimat…
    - 4 Jan 18, 6:15am -
  • Happy New Year wishes to all of you
    As 2017 draws to a close, here's wishing all of you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year.May 2018 bring you meaningful and purposeful work, continued love of your close ones, and lots of new learnings!If you want to talk to me about a story or a…
    - 27 Dec 17, 8:20am -
  • Chatbots, AI, HR Tech - quoted in this article by @toymango in Economic Times
    My friend Tanmoy Goswami was working on an article on chatbots and AI and reached out to me about the earlier wave of HR technology (which we called ESN, Enterprise 2.0 etc)Tech-enabled engagement platforms have a patchy history. Before bots, there w…
    - 20 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • Interviewed by the students of IIITM Gwalior on HR, #socialmedia and @v_beyond
    The students at IIITM Gwalior interviewed me for their atudent magazine and they've published it online on their blog.You can go read it here.Some excerpts I wanted to highlight.On my social media journey:Well I was lucky I started blogging in 2002 a…
    - 19 Dec 17, 6:07am -
  • Listed amongst 100+ Brilliant HR Blogs
    A company called USA Mobile Drug Testing put out a list earlier this month in which they included this blog at number 19 in what they called 100+ Brilliant HR Blogs to Follow It was an honor to be listed amongst some of by longtime blogging friends l…
    - 14 Dec 17, 10:38am -

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

  • Moving Beyond The Brand – What Are You Buying?…
    When you buy something from a company, you expect to be treated like you are the most important person to the people on the other end of the cash register. You signed up to be treated like gold and for a company, there is a lot of work that goes beyo…
    - 11 Aug 17, 5:22pm -
  • The embarrassing but successful launch of a new product
    One day, I will be embarrassed about the first bag of coffee we roasted and shipped. Creating something new is exciting and also a vulnerability test. There is a lot of work behind a new product that does not get to see the light of day. I am happy w…
    - 11 Jul 17, 1:22pm -
  • Roasting Coffee at the source – Guatemalan Speciality Cafe Owner – Zach Daggett
    Did you know, coffee grows well in about 29-35 countries? In this podcast episode, I interview Guatemalan specialty coffee shop owner, Zach Daggett. After college, Zach did several trips to Guatemala and realized that coffee was something he had to e…
    - 20 Jun 17, 1:16pm -
  • SPECIAL DEAL For The First 100 – #Sumato100 – Coffee Talk
    The first 100 people who are willing to take a chance on a start-up and give them their hard earned money are people worth paying attention to. At Sumato Coffee Co., we launched last week and earned 73 customers. Yeah. I call them our #Sumato100. We…
    - 9 Jun 17, 1:23pm -
  • What I am doing now – Sumato Coffee Co.
    Right now I am doing the hard work of starting a business. I am leaving HireVue in the coming weeks. I am focused on doing it right. I am leaving HireVue better than when I found it and I am ending things professionally and with my personality on the…
    - 22 May 17, 12:45pm -
  • How Do You Talk To Yourself At 5AM…
    Psst - Gentle Reminder...How you talk to yourself is a sign at how you view life. Do you call yourself a dumbass? You are not a dumbass. Would you call the people (family, friends, co-workers) around you a dumbass? If you do, you know that is not ri…
    - 20 Apr 17, 12:46pm -

Upstart HR

  • newAnnouncement: New HR Certification Materials are Live!
    I had a powerful moment last week. I went back and checked some of the statistics on the website for how people find the blog, and there have been tens of thousands of HR pros that found upstartHR via Google because they were looking for help with HR…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Oct 18, 1:11pm -
  • We’re Only Human 41: HR Leaders, Stop Treating the Symptom
    “HR should see themselves as the sole source of people exertise in any organization… You don’t go to IT to get ideas on how to formulate product. You go to them for [technical] expertise.” How many times do you solve a problem only to have it…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:00pm -
  • Should Employees be Paid for Commuting Time?
    An interesting piece of research on publicly available WiFi access in England led to a question that made me pause. Should employees be paid for commuting time? As someone that travels a fair bit for work, I know the value of being able to connect an…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 1:16pm -
  • How AI is Changing HR for the Better
    Last week I was one of several thousand people that attended the 2018 HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. I had the opportunity to share about my take on the HR Technology landscape as it pertains to AI and automation technology that is a…
    - 25 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 7:28pm -
  • How to Legally Avoid Paying Overtime Wages [Reader Question]
    I’m trying out a new Q&A format for some questions I’ve received in the last few weeks. Let me know what you think in the comments or by emaiing me your own question to ben@upstarthr.com Last week I got a question in the mailbag that was short an…
    - 37 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 12:45pm -
  • Your CEO “Steps In” to Help a Troubled Project: Good Practice or Not?
    This year I’ve watched with some interest the saga of Tesla, which is run by Elon Musk. He’s a genius with technology but seemingly less so with human relationships. Musk is known for making bold claims about technology and innovation, but Tesla…
    - 42 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 2:59pm -

In Full Bloom

  • The Cavalry Isn’t Coming: “We The People” Are Our Only Defense
    There was always the moment, in those old Westerns, when the settler families, perhaps led by John Wayne, realized that the Cavalry weren’t going to get there in time to save them from the outlaw gang which was intent on raping their women, stealin…
    - 97 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 11:43pm -
  • We Cannot Be Paralyzed By Our Fears!
    I cried myself to sleep last night, more discouraged about America than I could ever remember. We worked so hard to get to an enviable place in our pursuit of that more perfect union, to a level of human and civil rights, of social justice and the ru…
    - 28 Jun 18, 9:05pm -
  • Conference Attendee Tips — Illustrated Journaling, Golden Age mysteries, Boat Shows and More
    Naomi & Cousin Ronni Circa 1950 Yes, I’m retired, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped learning — or attending conferences. Whether it’s the annual Florida Watercolor Society convention, and Urban Sketchers event, Emily’s List conferen…
    - 13 Jun 18, 2:18am -
  • Suicide Leaves Indelible Scars: Remembering Joey Shapiro
    Remembering Joey Shapiro Anthony Bourdain’s suicide and all the related tributes, personal introspections, lamentations and analysis have really upset me, and not because I feel his loss personally. Not being a foodie, I didn’t even know who he w…
    - 9 Jun 18, 6:49pm -
  • Life Explained: A 3-Legged Stool
    I’ve never understood people who take full credit for their accomplishments, as though getting top grades, running the fastest mile, being the most productive developer on the team, exceeding sales targets or alphabetizing by author and within genr…
    - 1 Jun 18, 1:31am -
  • Moving On: Tying Up The Loose Ends Of My Career
    It’s A Start! After several years of winding down my career gradually, I’m finally ready to pull the plug 100%. May 21, 2018 will hereafter be known as my retirement date. I’ve had a really wonderful time, done my best to make a difference, and…
    - 21 May 18, 7:17pm -

HR Success Guide

  • How to Improve Staff Engagement in the Legal Industry
    Author: Avelina Patay (NeoMam Studios)Click Here to visit similar Presentations.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 27 Aug 15, 11:30pm -
  • How do you motivate Low Performers to do a Better Job?
    Author: Antony XavierThis is a question that keeps many managers up at night. And it's hard to answer. The answer is hard because different things motivate different employees. For example, one...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 20 Aug 15, 11:30pm -
  • The World's Biggest Office
    Author: Dave Cummins (Dublin Office Centre)Click Here to visit similar Presentations.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 13 Aug 15, 11:30pm -
  • How to Attract the Right Candidate
    Author: Helen Sabell (College of Adult Learning)Today’s job market is highly competitive and inundated with a growing number of people seeking employment. As a result, employers may find themselves...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w…
    - 7 Aug 15, 11:30pm -
  • SMEs Guide to Online Payroll Services
    Author: Colin Cuthbert (Ayers Management)Click Here to visit similar Presentations.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 7 Jul 15, 11:30pm -
  • Employee Performance Reviews
    Author: Mark Feldman (Find my Shift)Click Here to visit similar Presentations.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 3 Jul 15, 11:30pm -

David Jackson HR

  • A Bigger Prize worth Fighting For #UHR2018
    I’m fortunate enough to be spending the next few day at the UK Universities’ HR (UHR) conference in Bristol. The theme this year is “Universities: competitive advantage or collective advancement?”. I don’t see those two concepts as mutually…
    - 21 May 18, 8:15pm -
  • Rethinking Redeployment
    Unprecedented challenges require unprecedented approaches to workforce management. As British Telecom moves away from its traditional approach to redeploying staff, accepting higher redundancy payments instead, we need to think about how we handle re…
    - 13 May 18, 11:03am -
  • Testosterone in the Workplace
    If we are going to talk about a human future of work, we have to think about what it is that makes us human and not robots. We are seeing interesting discussions beginning around neuro-diversity, and around the menopause at work, but the powerful rol…
    - 7 Feb 18, 1:04pm -
  • Equal Pay for ‘Equal Work’ will not help Women
    Recent reporting on equal pay has taken as given the concept of equal work. In the future work place, this idea simply doesn’t make sense. Instead, the focus will be on value and that will be a far more helpful mechanism to address gender discrimin…
    - 2 Feb 18, 1:04pm -
  • Ethics and Mortgages
    It’s easy to rattle off clichés and quotes about having principles and acting ethically. It’s hard to seriously challenge practices and decisions at work that you are uncomfortable with. When I have supported people through these kinds of dilemm…
    - 2 Feb 18, 8:44am -
  • Bound in Blockchains
    We have all clicked “I Accept” on terms and conditions that we’ve never read. Somehow, it doesn’t feel the same as writing our signature on a piece of paper; we would never physically sign a contract without reading it. So what happens when o…
    - 29 Nov 17, 9:13am -

Thinking About Learning

  • newWhat is selflessness?
    My 11yo son asked me this last night. It was late so I had to give him the short answer – doing things for others without thinking about how it might affect you, and not expecting gratitude or thanks for doing it. It’s a concept I think about oft…
    - 18 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 6:59am -
  • The truth of personality profiling
    …is that most of the time, the proper psychometric and personality tools that are out there produce accurate profiles as much as people may not want them to. I meet people regularly enough who ‘hate’ them because they don’t want to be profile…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 11:16am -
  • The skill of interrogating models in L&D
    One of the tasks we often have to do in L&D is interrogate and evaluate the models presented to us. Pretty much everything in L&D revolves around a model, and it can be easy to get lost in the array of stuff that’s out there. Evaluation models can…
    - 15 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 5:11pm -
  • Should L&D be part of HR? This question, again?
    It comes around regularly enough. Should L&D sit with HR? I used to think about this question. Until I got over it. It got raised again last week at the Learning Live conference. It got me thinking about several different points. L&D isn’t a lobbyi…
    - 36 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 9:29am -
  • Creating space to think
    I think this is what we’re meant to do in L&D. We’re not performance consultants. You know who knows about performance? The people doing the job required of them. There’s a narrative around being performance consultants that I’m really uncomf…
    - 58 days ago, 20 Aug 18, 9:46am -
  • As a man here’s how I’m currently hearing things
    There’s a lot of change happening at pace in social commentary and where we’re going with life. As I see and hear stuff, here’s stuff as I see them. Men suffer from not being able to express their full emotional range and this impacts on their…
    - 85 days ago, 24 Jul 18, 7:22am -

T Recs

  • Under New Management
    This weekend sees the start of the new Premier League football season and I, for one, can’t wait. Regular readers will know that I’m an Arsenal fan, who’s been following them home and away since my early teens. But this weekend is a little more…
    - 68 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 7:40am -
  • Thoughts From Jobseekers on How Work is Changing
    It seems that barely an hour passes on digital communication channels without predictions, opinions and discussions appearing about the future of work. Those last three words alone now appear on bios and as individual specialisms. The battle is often…
    - 68 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 2:05pm -
  • Technology, People, Recruitment and The Tipping Point
    The recruitment ecosystem is constantly shifting shapes and dynamics, and ameliorating in new and different ways. Technology is driving much of this. The simple days of agencies, internal and advertising platforms (be they print or digital) have chan…
    - 4 Jun 18, 4:12pm -
  • Be Courageous, Be Human, #WorkHuman
    Do the internal systems and structures within your company work against people reporting harassment or bullying, or are there ‘safe spaces’ or non-judgmental support for those who need to tell their story? Can HR create these? And if not, then is…
    - 10 Apr 18, 8:16am -
  • 3 Things about Digital Transformation
    October is traditionally HR technology month.  2 major conferences with accompanying expos, and chances to see what new functionalities the major companies have lined up, as well as some of the newer, start-up tech businesses. For all the bright shi…
    - 23 Oct 17, 6:51am -
  • Confession Time. I Used to be a Millennial.
    I have a confession to make. I was once a millennial. Although when I was, we weren’t called millennials. We were called long-haired layabouts. And nobody could care less what we thought about anything or what we wanted from the workplace. In commo…
    - 12 Oct 17, 3:18pm -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Virtual Insanity: Rethinking The Traditional Workplace.
    One of my senior leaders once told me a funny story about the time his kid was asked about what Dad did for work. “He talks on the phone in the basement all day,” the kid replied. This pretty much sums up a lot of people’s perceptions about vir…
    - 5 Jun 18, 2:49pm -
  • Glassdoor: An M&A Which Will Live in Infamy.
    There are a lot of companies out there that actually walk the walk. Glassdoor, for a long time, was one of the good guys; they practiced the same sort of radical transparency they preached and were the rare company to actually champion the employee…
    - 10 May 18, 3:16pm -
  • Feeling Lucky: Google Gets Into Sourcing.
    One of the foundational premises of talent sourcing lies in the fact that traditional search engines are notoriously bad at searching for individual people and profiles, particularly as they relate to jobs. If you’re looking for something, search…
    - 28 Mar 18, 3:01pm -
  • Um Yea: Not Another 2018 HR Tech Trends Post.
    Here’s a good way to kick off a new year: for the first time in like, a decade, I’m actually not dreading writing one of those annual preview posts. See, if you’re in the recruitment content marketing business (a pretty shit nice, TBH), every y…
    - 16 Jan 18, 2:21pm -
  • Git Up, Git Out: Why Prisons Are Killing Diversity in the Workplace.
    If employers truly cared about diversity, then a felony conviction would be a non-issue for recruiting, if not an asset.
    - 12 Dec 17, 2:33pm -
  • The Road to Hella: Why Silicon Valley Doesn’t Really Matter Anymore.
    It’s no secret that I’ve long hated the San Francisco area. These reasons, of course, extend beyond the more obvious, superficial stuff. While I have a sincere and deep-seated animosity for Giants and Golden State Warrior fans, streets that perpe…
    - 19 Oct 17, 1:35pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

    - 22 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Why I Meet Once A Week With My Team
    That’s right. Once a week I meet with every single person on my team. Sometimes our meetings are 15 minutes, other times a half hour. I even ask them to complete a weekly form before our meeting. I adapted it from Cy Wakeman’s Reality Based Leade…
    - 6 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • Ten Simple Ways To Be A Great Manager
    Ten quick tips on how to be the great manager your employees want: 1. Ask their opinion But only do this if you actually care. And do not shut down their ideas with laughter or bad body language. You may say “great idea” but your body language or…
    - 1 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • It’s About The Heart – Why You Should Never Counter Offer
    We spend a lot of time talking about retaining our best people. Too many times though, we wait until our star gives us their resignation notice and then we try the worst tactic possible – the counter offer.  Some managers scurry about trying to fi…
    - 23 Jan 18, 12:15pm -
  • Getting Rid of Annual Appraisals Won’t Solve Your Performance Management Problem
    The annual appraisal, the culmination of the traditional Performance Management process, is broken, fundamentally flawed and completely irrelevant.  The process of having a formal discussion with someone 2-3 times a year is laughable for a number of…
    - 18 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Where Leaders Go Wrong
    Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are t…
    - 9 Jan 18, 12:30pm -

101 Half Connected Things

  • We didn’t care enough
    Yesterday someone asked me why a problem hadn’t been solved before and I replied that we obviously just hadn’t cared enough. It felt like that needed a longer explanation, so I told them what I’m about to tell you… Things that organisations r…
    - 28 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:51am -
  • Whole lot of history
    There is a way the conversation often goes when you are new to a role. And a way it can go How it often goes “Why don’t we do my brilliant idea. I’m the breath of fresh air new boss?” “Tried it, didn’t work” How it can go “I was looki…
    - 49 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 6:41am -
  • Feedback is a gift
    Feedback is a gift. Or it is like a gift in many ways. Or at least 10. My Auntie Rosie was the worst gift giver in our family – and also brought the most joy. Watching my cousin pretend to be delighted at receiving an electric lemon squeezer as a p…
    - 56 days ago, 22 Aug 18, 6:49am -
  • Version 0.1
    Someone once told me that version 0.1 is the most important. I now tell my teams that version 0.1 is the most important. Because I agree that version 0.1 is the most important Version 0.0 means we are discussing a blank space, nothing has formed. Ver…
    - 72 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 6:53am -
  • Evidence Based Playfulness
    I’ve been doing a couple of things recently and I’ve been watching some conversations develop that suggest they aren’t compatible. I think they are – so I thought I’d outline why. What are the two things? Encouraging people to embrace a mor…
    - 77 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 7:30am -
  • The Nature of Your Jobs
    For long time readers (that’s both of you) my aversion to Apple as an organisation and the near cult of Steve Jobs is well documented. However, I’m also pretty ‘whole of market’ about where I get my wisdom – because I think learning is so p…
    - 79 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 6:45am -

Switch and Shift

  • How Leaders Can Help Boost Employee Productivity [Infographic]
    Nothing puts a damper on the workday like a drop in productivity. A shift in one level of an organization can create a domino effect that potentially leads to a decrease in company morale, and even poor customer service. How can leaders boost employe…
    - 7 Sep 17, 2:19pm -
  • Mentoring and Training: Managing the Generational Shift in Today’s Workforce
    We’re now making workforce history as Millennials have become the dominant demographic in the US, outnumbering Baby Boomers 80 million to 76 million. There is a resulting generational shift in the workforce currently underway, and gathering steam.…
    - 6 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • The Power of Personal Vision to Drive Organizational Change
    Does your personal vision statement inspire others to greatness? Is it hardwired into the DNA of your people? If not, take time today to further refine your vision, and collaborate with your team on an action plan to bring your company's vision to li…
    - 31 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • Be One of the Best Places to Work, Even If You Didn’t Make a List
    We’re over halfway through the 2017 work year, and many lists of the best places to work are rolling out. Inc. Magazine (in partnership with Quantum Workplace) surveyed 169,000 people and compiled a list of 50 Best Places to Work. Fortune (…
    - 29 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • The Missing Link in Culture Success: An Interview with Dr. Robert A. Cooke
    According to Dr. Robert Cooke, CEO of Human Synergistics and Associate Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago, “The organization as a whole, including all departments, teams, and individuals within it—and really…
    - 18 Aug 17, 8:55pm -
  • 13 Ways Your Company Can Foster a Sense of Belonging
    Pat Wadors, Senior VP of Global Talent for LinkedIn, believes that three factors - Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIBS) - are the key drivers of employee engagement. A sense of belonging, in particular - the feeling that you can bring your authe…
    - 2 Aug 17, 11:49am -

Leadership Freak

  • newHow to Use Frustration to Expand Your Leadership
    Frustration usually points at people and circumstances. But frustration is also an opportunity to look at yourself, to elevate and expand your leadership. Source: Your frustration is ABOUT you, before it’s about others.… Continue reading →
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:01am -
  • newWhy Not-Liking is Easy
    In 1977 Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Rich Cole, and Jimmy Marinos formed the Romantics. The Romantics weren’t as successful as other bands of the 70’s like KISS, AC/DC, Queen, or the Eagles. But their 1980… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 11:25am -
  • Stop the Cycle of Ambiguity—Use Plain Talk

    - 7 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • The Manager Who Helped Too Much
    Maybe you’re working way too hard. A young manager said, “I want to stop doing other people’s jobs for them.” Promoted: The young manager had learned during the workshop that being overly helpful… Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 11:56pm -
  • How You Have Inescapable Impact
    No one can live as an individual. “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” John Donne Impact: If you… Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 11:29pm -
  • 5 Ways to Rise Above Self-Seeking Leadership
    “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway Ego is healthy when it’s used in service of others. But… Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago, 7 Oct 18, 10:21pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 10/16/18
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 8 hours ago, 16 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • newBoss’s Tip of the Week: Little Steps
    From the outside, significant change and major improvements seem sudden and dramatic. In reality, the best way to create big change is to do it in small, steady steps. A little progress every day. A little better every...
    - 2 days ago, 14 Oct 18, 7:00pm -
  • From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/10/18
    Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any...
    - 7 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 12:00pm -
  • Business Book Classic: Managing for Results
    When Shelley told me she had never heard of Peter Drucker, I was astounded. Then I realized that it was the way of the world. Shelley was born in the 90s and went to college in this century. It’s likely that no one in...
    - 8 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 7:00pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: People who are top performers
    People who are top performers can present your biggest challenges. You must keep finding new ways to help them grow, develop, and make progress. They are the people most likely to be the target of recruiting...
    - 9 days ago, 7 Oct 18, 7:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

  • When Rhetoric Comes to Town
    By now, if you haven’t heard about Donald Trump’s statements on Muslims and his plan to prevent Muslims from entering the country, as well as the vehement support he is receiving from an astonishing number of people, you may be living under a roc…
    - 9 Dec 15, 7:44pm -
  • Beware the FMLA Equitable Estoppel Claim
    Imagine that your company has 40 employees, one of whom is subject to hospitalization for a medical condition and requires surgery. He is out of work for several weeks and in his absence, the company realizes that it gets along fine without him. As a…
    - 10 Nov 15, 2:23pm -
  • Don’t Bet on the Jury Verdict
    As some of those who follow me on Twitter know, I had jury duty in September. Like most people, it wasn’t something I was looking forward to (and I even tried to get out of it on the basis that no one would pick a lawyer for a jury). Well, it turn…
    - 5 Nov 15, 2:55pm -
  • Department of Labor Releases New Proposed Overtime Rules
    On June 30, 2015, the Department of Labor announced new proposed overtime rules aimed at expanding the number of employees eligible for overtime pay and decreasing the number of employees that qualify for an exemption under the Fair Labor Standards A…
    - 1 Jul 15, 1:50pm -
  • Supreme Court Weighs in on Religious Discrimination and Against Abercrombie
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court released its opinion in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. The case involved the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission bringing a religious discrimination lawsuit against the national retailer, under Title VII. Sa…
    - 2 Jun 15, 1:15pm -
  • HR Cinema: Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back
    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…
    - 4 May 15, 11:24pm -

Charlie Judy

  • expectations beware
    It turns out we spend a lot of our lives running around trying to do what others expect of us. It is essentially how we're reared. Parents set expectations and we either meet them or don't. Our spouses have expectations, our children have expectatio…
    - 12 Aug 15, 4:14pm -
  • customize this
    Your employees can walk into any Starbucks and get their very own special patent-able beverage...because that's the way they want it. They can tap Pandora to stream straight to their little eardrums any type of music at any time...because that's the…
    - 22 Jul 15, 11:39pm -
  • right talent right place
    Nitro, a document productivity company, recently asked me to respond to the following question for an E-Book they were publishing. How can HR professionals maximize their company presence to attract top talent?This is what I told them..."Firs…
    - 16 Jul 15, 1:53pm -

HR Pockets

  • I’ll staple those applications
    This is a story about a time I when I had a great idea. The year was two thousand and seven. I was all of 21 years old and very ambitious. I had been working my first “grown up” job for a year now and had been exceeding all expectations. I had le…
    - 3 Jul 18, 12:47pm -
  • Only 48 hours
    Like most of the #SHRM18 attendees and bloggers I have a lot of thoughts to share with you all from the sessions I attended, but one has constantly been running through my mind since Wednesday. What if you only had 48 hours to respond to the biggest…
    - 26 Jun 18, 12:14pm -
  • The first time I tweeted
    Hot off the heels of #SHRM18 and I have to share that I’ve been quite sappy about it! First reason being because Chicago is where it all started for me. #SHRM13 was the first time I was invited to be a part of the bloggers team and I was absolutely…
    - 24 Jun 18, 6:46pm -
  • #SHRM18 Speaker Spotlight: Pamela Meyer, PhD
    I took some time to chat with Pamela Meyer, Ph.D about her #SHRM18 session Agility Shift: People Practices, Models and Metrics to Create a More Agile, Competitive Organization. Her session title caught my attention because ‘Agile’ is a term that…
    - 14 Jun 18, 1:40pm -
  • Bad Training is… bad! A #SHRM18 Interview with Patti Perez
    One of the things I get excited about as a conference blogger is the chance to chat with some of the speakers ahead of the event. I pick different speakers every year to, wait for it…, expand my world! Okay, that was a cheesy set-up to spotlight th…
    - 29 May 18, 9:28pm -
  • The Most Awkward Position on Your Board
    My faithful readers know that I’ve been involved in my local SHRM chapter since about 2008 and that I’ve held a lot of different volunteer roles through those years (holy cow that’s ten years, which I think makes me a chapter historian by defau…
    - 3 Apr 18, 1:17pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • Shimmering Reflection
    At the start of any given day I have two goals:Remember the fleeting and spare moments of pure happinessRemember that my problems are insignificant I know people who are in pain. Their lives have been forever changed by an event or series of events…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 8:15pm -
  • HR Tech 18
     With the HR Technology Conference upon us, all my friends are abuzz...... !What new technology is coming?What's developing in the AI, Bot and Big Data spaces?What are the new buzzwords?Are the old Vanguards still relevant?At HR Tech, exhibitors, en…
    - 42 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 1:32pm -
  • Love Headlock
      Summer has given way to the fall. The humidity is blowing over the hills, sweat replaced by shivers. Soon bags will float upon the air and jackets will leave the closet.I'm ever-humbled by my love for the human race when I see young people enjoyin…
    - 47 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 1:56pm -
  • The Plane Thief
    "boys and girls in cars, dogs and birds on lawns" On August 10th 2018, Richard Russell stole a plane. I don't believe he should be glorified by the act nor do I consider him a villain.The entire fiasco has been met with bewilderment.My friend John Ro…
    - 61 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 7:50pm -
  • A Tuesday in Oxford
      It's 10am on the streets of Oxford, Ohio and you can hear a pin drop; a revelatory contrast from just a few hours prior. For the 7th year in a row, I've traveled from California to Ohio to facilitate Leadership training for undergraduate men.....…
    - 62 days ago, 15 Aug 18, 1:50pm -
  • 100 Records
    My mom gave me a record player when I was 4. It was portable and battery powered, so I could take it anywhere. This concert in a box was heavy for my small frame but I would have towed a wheel barrel to bring music with me. At that time I owned 2 rec…
    - 76 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 9:44pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • Thanks, and so long…
    After 3 great years, the Employment Law Navigator is coming to an end. We’ve had fun, and we hope our posts have been helpful. Our sincere thanks to our contributors and to Zelle’s superb Marketing Director Dan Gruber, who picked our art, caug…
    - 28 Jul 17, 6:38pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, HR Dive reported on a Washington federal court’s June order requiring that a public employer pay $1.8 million to a terminated employee.  The worker was fired when she failed a drug test due to her lawful use of prescription drugs, test…
    - 24 Jul 17, 7:29pm -
  • That Critical First Response to Harassment Complaints: Stage 2
    Last week, we wroteabout the importance of “first responders” who receive complaints of workplace harassment, and provided tips on how they should prepare for and react to complaints.  This week, we continue to focus on the early stages of the c…
    - 20 Jul 17, 5:43pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, the City of San Francisco joined other municipalities around the country that prohibit employers from asking applicants for wage history.  The  Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that will go into effect in mid-2018. Pittsburgh, Ph…
    - 17 Jul 17, 8:03pm -
  • That Critical First Response to Harassment Complaints: A Checklist
    Employers don’t want workplace harassment to occur, but when it does they want to know. Harassment affects morale, distracts from productive work, and can do real damage to its victims.  It’s long settledthat ignorance is not a defense to claims…
    - 13 Jul 17, 8:40pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to rehear a Title VII sexual orientation discrimination case. The Court let stand a March 2017 ruling by a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit that Title VII does not prohibit emplo…
    - 10 Jul 17, 7:22pm -

What Goes Around

  • newThings Used To Be So Much Better…
    I’ve just listened to an interview on the radio with Paul Lambert, a former Scottish international football player and manager. The Scotland team are on a particularly poor run of form just now, having lost six of the eight games they’ve played s…
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  • Fraud. A warning.
    Recently published data shows that more than £500m has been stolen from customers of British banks in the first half of this year. £145m of that was due to authorised push payment (APP) scams, in which people are conned into sending money to anoth…
    - 21 days ago, 26 Sep 18, 6:15am -
  • A Gift Inside A Gift
    I recently agreed to donate a piece of art to a fundraising event for Wallington Animal Rescue (WAR), an excellent local good cause, run tirelessly by Neil and Amanda. As the event drew nearer, I got more nervous. A painting of a cat had been reques…
    - 23 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 7:35am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

    - 4 Dec 17, 2:05pm -
  • Jobvite and Fistful of Talent Hangout!
    Our first hangout is at 1pm ET on Tuesday, November 14th Google for Jobs/ROI of Recruitment Marketing Spend! What You Need to Know to Look Smart!! This past fall I participated in a great series of events for Jobvite called the Recruiter Nation Live…
    - 10 Nov 17, 3:39pm -
  • Why All the Individual Suggestions for Engagement Are WRONG
    If you’re getting this update you haven’t switched your subscription to the new site. I just checked my feeds and deleted anyone on this feed who was also on the list for the new feed. So only those who haven’t switched are getting this update.…
    - 3 Nov 17, 2:06pm -
  • Change Is Good!
    I need 3 minutes of your time. 3 minutes to make my life easier. And you know it is ALL about me. But really, this will make YOUR life easier (and so much better.) If you’re getting this update via email you are subscribed to the “old” site. I…
    - 1 Nov 17, 12:29pm -
  • If You Manage People This Post Will Make You 100% More Effective
    As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider…
    - 26 Oct 17, 1:32pm -
  • Being a Participant VS Participating
      As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consi…
    - 25 Oct 17, 11:55am -

HR Warrior

  • Employer Changes in Illinois: 300 Days Plus New POSTER
    The following are a couple employment related changes all business owners and human resources professionals in Illinois should be aware of.DOCUMENTATION RECOMMENDEDEmployees of any Illinois employer now have a much longer time frame to bring a compla…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 4:52pm -
  • Top HR Podcasts Chosen for HR Student Review
    Since 2011, I have incorporated a social learning aspect to my HRM and Strategic HRM course.  The graduate students get to chose while the undergraduates are assigned a specific podcast to listen to each week.  Over the years, I have incorporated b…
    - 51 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 2:03am -
  • HR Assessment Risk Summary
    In summarizing the potential for risk in the human resources and personnel practices of organizations visited over the past few years, the highest risk of audits, investigations, grievances and the resulting potential for penalties, fines and legal…
    - 28 Jun 18, 10:58pm -
  • Talking HR with Brian Pierce from WMAY
    This morning I had a chance to talk with Brian Pierce from WMAY as a member of Local First Springfield. We talked about ice cream, management coaching, hiring and retaining employees and more.  Have a listen!Listen to "Rogers HR Consulting - 6/15/18…
    - 15 Jun 18, 9:12pm -
  • Social Learning Platforms in the Classroom?
    Yes, social learning platforms are in my classrooms (face-to-face, blended, and online) and have been part of my teaching methodology since 2011 or so.  I personally got online around 2008 not too long after social media started getting popular amon…
    - 10 Apr 18, 2:03am -
  • 121517 WMAY Local First Spotlight Rogers HR Consulting

    - 10 Mar 18, 10:01pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • 29 pieces
    Twenty-nine. That is the number of pieces of mail I received from vendors in the lead up to the opening of #SHRM18 in Chicago tomorrow. As someone who has been blessed to attend multiple of these annual extravaganzas of everything … Continue readin…
    - 16 Jun 18, 9:50pm -
  • Screaming at my technology
    This week I have been fighting a regular battle with my HRIS. For those not in the know, HRIS stands for Human Resource Information System. If an uninterested observer were watching this battle unfold, I believe they would unequivocally state … Con…
    - 19 Feb 18, 11:05pm -
  • The lessons from first jobs
    All of us had a first job at some point. The question I ask now that some of our careers have gone 10, 20, even 30 years on; what lessons from our first jobs are we carrying with us today? … Continue reading →
    - 16 Jan 18, 1:15pm -
  • Clean vs. Cluttered

    - 9 Jan 18, 12:38pm -
  • Discussions and Debates in 2018!

    - 2 Jan 18, 4:59pm -
  • 12 years
    Twelve years is a long time to do anything. For the last 12 years I’ve been fortunate to serve as a volunteer leader for the Indiana State Council of SHRM. In that time we’ve accomplished a great many things together. … Continue reading →
    - 16 Oct 17, 1:19pm -

A Leading Perspective

  • Networking, Inspiration, and Education; Preparing for #SHRM17
    It’s springtime and for many of us, this means rebirth, growth and perhaps even “new life.”  All around us, we see the signs. Before we know it, life will literally be buzzing around us. As HR professionals, we see this transformation in our w…
    - 20 Mar 17, 6:29pm -
  • Back Off; It’s Mine! (A tale of missed opportunity)
    “I hope you don’t often feel the breeze of an opportunity passing you by.” Carol Strider (aka Heather’s mom) I was traveling a while ago and overheard someone say, “you did not lose the opportunity; someone simply wanted it more.” I conte…
    - 24 Nov 16, 1:34am -
  • Does this country need more HR professionals?

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  • Purposeful HR
    I’m here at SHRM16 milling about with thousands of other Human Resource Professionals. I was on a walk last night, proudly wearing my SHRM16 Blogger tshirt, and stepped into a joint to get some water. An employee of the store, referring to my shir…
    - 20 Jun 16, 3:35pm -
  • Get Certified; Stay Certified!
    Years and years ago, I decided I wanted to get certified. This was no small deal; I had been raised in state government and NONE of my peers or supervisors were certified nor did any of them, as far as I could tell, see the value in it. I began the s…
    - 20 Jun 16, 12:20am -
  • Mindfully Including Howard Ross
    Years ago, I was a member of my local SHRM Chapter and was helping our current president recruit for new Board Members. On one particular year, the Diversity Chair position was vacant and so I offered to help recruit for that position. I had been i…
    - 17 Jun 16, 9:43pm -