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  • newDisability Etiquette and How to Welcome People with Disabilities
    Imagine you have no experience working or interacting alongside people with disabilities. It may seem like a big challenge to brainstorm recruiting techniques or write disability policies for your organization. Ideally, we’ve all had some experienc…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:17pm -
  • newSabbaticals Might Be Your Employee Retention Secret
    Generally when you hear the word “sabbatical” most people think of a college professor taking time off to do something intellectual that would then contribute to their ability to shape the minds of young people. If you search the word “sabbatic…
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:17pm -
  • newManner Monday: Dealing with the Office Prankster
    Every Monday Blogging4Jobs invites our resident Etiquette Expert, CareySue Vega (@Etiquette101), to share tips when it comes to etiquette in the workplace during our own Manner Monday segment. This segment is for the practitioner who is focused on cr…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:17pm -
  • newHow HR Found Me: Tips for Getting Started in HR
    You don’t hear a lot of kids say, “When I grow up, I want to work in human resources.” In fact, I have met a lot of HR professionals who never set out to work in HR. Like me, I am sure many of you landed in HR at some point and decided that it…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:17pm -
  • It’s a #CarnivalofHR Up in Here, #MarchMadness
    This month Blogging4Jobs gets the pleasure of once again hosting the Carnival of HR. In the spirit of March Madness and all the basketball that’s happening, we decided to have a theme that embodied the true spirit of the madness of March. Through c…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 7:39pm -
  • What the Heck is FMLA Leave?!
    The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows employees (who themselves qualify and whose employers are eligible) to take unpaid leave due to necessary medical or family related reasons. During their leave, their job is protected and they are able to co…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:17pm -
  • newCommunication Flow 101
    Shall We Talk About It? Proper communication flow is always the first step to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the organization (and specifically for you, recruiters). Whether it is daily and routine operations, strategic decisions, or change…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Apr 15, 2:40am -
  • MaximusLife Launches Mobile Platform at #SXSWi Focused on Wearable Market
    MaximusLife, a crowd funded people-based technology company with roots in HR technology, today announced the launch of MaximusLife “My Greatest Life” on mobile. The platform is the first people-focused platform that empowers individuals to create…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 5:19pm -
  • 3 Employment Interview Questions #Employment Ethics
    As an interviewer, it’s important to get a good sense of an entry level job candidate’s employment ethic from other things than a long work history. Discovering the work ethic of a potential hire is as simple as lining up a few questions that wi…
    - 26 days ago, 6 Mar 15, 6:55pm -
  • Think HR Technology is Broken? #hrtech
      HR Tech Can’t Solve Your Recruitment Ailments I want to start with stating the obvious – neither recruitment nor HR technologies are “broken.” There are quite a few HR influencers and vendors out in the market which are dedicating many re…
    - 43 days ago, 17 Feb 15, 2:17pm -
  • Caleb Fullhart Named as Newest Member of TalentCircles Executive Team #hrtech
    San Bruno, CA – TalentCircles© Inc., a leading talent community and candidate relationship management platform and technology, today announced the addition of Human Capital industry veteran, Caleb Fullhart, to its executive leadership team. Fullha…
    - 50 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 2:20pm -
  • Why to Hire New College Graduates: Think Young in 2015
    As we wave goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015, now is the perfect time to look back on what we’ve learned and think about where we want to take our recruiting in the new year. A common theme in 2014 was millennial recruitment. Millennial recruitment…
    - 65 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 4:00pm -
  • I’m Tired of Your Shit: 7 Ways to Quit Stealing My Blog Content.
    If you are receiving this blog from me, it’s likely that instead of calling you out, I’m politely suggesting that you remove my original content that has been copied and pasted onto your site. In short, I’m tired of your shit. I appreciate that…
    - 70 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 8:19pm -
  • I’ve Fallen Out of Love with Twitter
    For the last 6 years, Twitter has been the glue that has held my community together. It has facilitated client relationships, business opportunities and even introduced me to best friends. Twitter has been the secret sauce that has catapulted my blog…
    - 29 Sep 14, 2:35am -
  • The Why Behind HR Technology’s Hype Cycle
    I’ve been giving a lot of thought these days to the adoption speed or lack there of when it comes to human resources technology. In trying to explain the cycle, I’ve taken a page from Gartner and how the cycle moves. Adoption is often very slow w…
    - 20 May 14, 11:17am -
  • How to Sell to HR: Current Advertising & Marketing Trends
    The human capital and HR industry is a hard nut to crack. It’s an elitist and exclusive female dominated bunch. The men in the industry likely came from the recruiting or operations side of the house. Outsiders are viewed skeptically particularly t…
    - 19 Feb 14, 8:25pm -
  • Your Company Careers Page is the Heart of Your Employment Brand
    Not too long ago, I wrote about the 9 channels of employment branding. Employment branding is one piece of your overall recruitment strategy. It is the most strategic part of your recruiting plans and activities. Employment branding incorporates trad…
    - 12 Feb 14, 3:52pm -
  • The Difference Between an HR Business Partner & Just HR
    Human Resources. HR. It’s an industry that is elusive in understanding to many including your CEO, hiring manager or employees. Just exactly who is HR and what do they do for your business, compliance and for the employee? I’ve often said that HR…
    - 5 Feb 14, 2:17pm -

DATIS HR Cloud

  • newThe 4 Key Approaches to Great Decision-Making
    This DATIS blog article, “The 4 Key Approaches to Great Decision-Making“, was originally written by Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS, LLC, on March 18th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. Making great decisions is a key leadership respons…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 1:22pm -
  • 5 Ways to Invest in Your Future
    This DATIS blog article, “5 Ways to Invest in Your Future“, was originally written by Donald Latumahina, Life Optimizer, and was reposted with permission Last week I wrote about how you should live by design and not by default. Living by desig…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 12:45pm -
  • Analytic Intervention
    What is your organization’s greatest business challenge? The 2015 Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report found that people analytics is the second largest capability gap and concern for organizations. Many executive leaders are striving to greater un…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 12:49pm -
  • On Leadership and Truth
    This DATIS Blog Article, “On Leadership and Truth“, was originally posted by Anil Saxena, Linked 2 Leadership, on February 11th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. “I want to work for someone that never tells me the truth,” said no empl…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:03pm -
  • 5 Characteristics of Great Leaders
    This DATIS blog article, “5 Characteristics of Great Leaders“, was originally shared by thoughtLEADERS, LLC, on March 16th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. When you think of characteristics of a great leader, what comes to mind? It’…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 12:56pm -
  • The Balance between Competition and Cooperation in a Workplace
    Competition is instilled into our brains at a very young age. From the start, we are told to always do our best and strive to be number one. After all, you don’t win silver, you lose gold.  As we grow...
    - 14 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 1:33pm -

Sagacity | HR

  • Know the 5 Signs of Mental Disorder
    One in every five Americans develops a diagnosable mental health condition each year. Do you know someone who might be suffering from a mental illness? Do you know how to help them? There is a stigma that surrounds mental illness. Too often, mental i…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • Traits of “Best Places To Work”
    All companies would like to be considered one of the “best places to work.”   Local business community recognition as well as  employee recognition go a long way in attracting and retaining talented recruits and current personnel. “Businessm…
    - 17 days ago, 15 Mar 15, 7:25pm -
  • The Jobs Report Isn’t Good for Commercial Banking
    The number of commercial banking jobs in the U.S. has been slowly declining for the past two years. Commercial banking employment today  remains relatively unchanged from a decade ago. And job cuts in the banking industry will continue in 2015. The…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 1:00pm -

Micheal Vandervort

  • newNLRB PowerPoint for Election Rule Changes
    Here’s a link from the National Labor Relations Board site that will take you to the PowerPoint the agency is using for their internal training.  The new rules including the need to give a lot of personal information for your employees to the unio…
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Apr 15, 1:43am -
  • Here’s a Bullet Point List of the Changes in the NLRB Election Process (Part 1)
    NLRB Representation Case Rule Changes Here’s some of the playbook for the NLRB “Quickie Election” procedural changes which will impact several areas of the process, including: Filing the Petition Petition form will include Petitioner’s prefer…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 12:51pm -
  • New NLRB Ambush Election Rules Are Coming on April 14
    No one likes a surprise I’m at the SHRM Legislative and Employment Law Conference this week.  Lots of talk in the sessions and in the hallways about the looming advent of the new representation election rules that take effect on April 14th.  The…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 6:30pm -
  • Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
    Approach Matters Looking at how your business approaches internal decision-making can tell you a lot about how healthy your culture is, and how engaged you can expect your employees to feel. Someone recently asked me a question about implementing a…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 12:20pm -
  • Your Business Needs a Labor Relations Response Plan
    My latest post for the Performance I Create blog is up today.  It’s about the growing efforts by some unions to organize companies in service sectors such as retail stores, child care, home health care, airport service functions, convenience store…
    - 36 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 2:49pm -
  • It’s never too late. It just takes the will..
    CUE Inc. has gone social It may also need an editorial calendar. I don’t have that yet, but we’re getting there. A new-look website and consistent branding is coming soon! This is a post that used to come out a lot circa 2009, but there’s no re…
    - 37 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 2:12pm -

Hacker Rank Blog

  • new5 April Fool’s Day Hacks
    Ready for April Fool’s Day? Check out these five hilarious programming pranks you can play on your coworkers and friends in honor of April Fool’s Day. Credit goes to: Wes Bos, Allan MCavoy and Signal Tower.The post 5 April Fool’s Day Hacks a…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 3:48pm -
  • newHiring the Top 12 Most Valuable, In-Demand Tech Professionals in 2015
    Just last week, tech startup Pinterest announced that it is allowing employees who have worked there for two years to keep vested stock options even after they leave the company. Ultimately, they’re offering their team more job mobility. After all,…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 7:30pm -
  • newTop Predictions for Hiring and Retaining Software Developers
    Hiring software developers will be a top priority for organizations of all sizes in 2015, and that’s not a prediction — it’s a fact. Whether you run a small business or a multinational enterprise, your ability to recruit and retain developers w…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 7:21pm -
  • That’s a Wrap! 3 Noteworthy Tips from SourceCon
    As one of the biggest recruiting conferences of the year, SourceCon was a two-day shindig offering a chance for you to share insights, network and equip yourself with the most cutting-edge tools in sourcing great candidates. Missed out? No worries!…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 10:53pm -
  • Tech Recruiter’s Weekly Roundup: March 27, 2015
    Welcome to the Tech Recruiter’s Weekly Roundup! Every Friday, the HackerRank editorial team thoughtfully selects the most interesting and relevant tech recruiting insights from around the web just for you. 1. Everyone [Still] Wants to Work at Goo…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 3:32pm -
  • The Biggest Misconception about Data Scientists
    LinkedIn reports that “Data Mining,” in relation to data science, was the number one in-demand skill in 2014. Sitting atop a mountainous treasure trove of data, most all businesses are thirsty for people who can take a massive set of data and tur…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:42pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • newHR Technology Next: It’s All About Retention and Re-recruitment
    Recently I had the opportunity to weigh in on the topic of “The Power of HR Technology in the Quantified Organization.” How the datafication of HR fits into the quantified organization is the focus of a new paper from LBi Software, whichThe po…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:01pm -
  • Why Your HR Leader Doesn’t Need to Worry About the FMLA
    I had a fascinating conversation last week with a colleague who told me about a recent meeting he attended. This was an in-house event, at a fairly large enterprise, and the CHRO took to the stage to speak to hundreds of HRThe post Why Your HR Lea…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 12:01pm -
  • Assertiveness: Flaw, Strength, or a Poo on the Desk?
    Last week I wrote a post that ran at Recruiting Daily. Per my sources, this critique overview of SHRM activities got some pretty good viewership. It also led to numerous conversations and feedback as I received a fairly sizable numberThe post Assert…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 12:05pm -
  • The Ecosystem of Innovation – #DiceTalentNet
    Last week I got the opportunity to attend #DiceTalentNet in Austin. Hosted by my friend Craig Fisher in partnership with Dice, this annual event serves as a catalyst to bring together talent acquisition professionals, recruiting leaders, tech geeks,…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 5:26pm -
  • Where do ‘Brands’ go to Die?
    I read a press release yesterday announcing that the Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago will present “A Salute to Advertisings Greatest Icons” beginning in May. The exhibition will “examine the creation and evolution of the characters…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 12:05pm -
  • Celebrate Others with Random Tweets of Kindness #RTOK
    Last March my friend Lars Schmidt (@ThisisLars) chose a day and dedicated his timeline to “Random Tweets of Kindness.” He spent the day tweeting to people who had helped, supported, and inspired him over the years. And we’re going to doThe po…
    - 26 days ago, 6 Mar 15, 2:01pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • newBe Bold, make your recruiting interesting!
    If you’re involved in recruitment in this generation, welcome to this quick and dirty introduction to interviewing! Having involved in implementing a wide-range of recruitment systems (ATS’s) in the past few years, one part of the recruitment pro…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 9:37pm -
  • new5 ways to strategically improve the payroll strategy at your organization
    Originally posted on Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management:It’s not hard to understand that at just about any organization, effective payroll processing is one of the most important needs that the HR office has. It’s pretty obvious tha…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 9:07pm -
  • Is your HR Technology adding value?
    Originally posted on Rob Scott's Blog:Most of the time, if you ask any HR leader to explain how HR technology is contributing to the achievement of business goals you get a somewhat perplexed expression, supported by an eloquent explanation which s…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 9:32pm -
  • Enterprise Applications Should be as Easy as Hitting the “Popcorn” Button
    Originally posted on ADP@Work Blog:ADP Chief Technology Officer Keith Fulton Have you ever thought about the user experience (UX) of your microwave oven? I bet most people never have, but it’s something I think about every time I get a new one. Mic…
    - 11 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 5:50am -
  • The Meaning of [HR] Life?
    Originally posted on Rob Scott's Blog:It started as a jovial discussion with some office colleagues about the “Meaning of Life” – that yet unanswered question which has plagued human kind since the beginning of our existence. Naturally we…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 9:52am -
  • Let’s face it, we all love a little ‘Perq’

    - 14 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 2:08am -

PeopleGoal Blog

  • 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.
    - 45 days ago, 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…
    - 46 days ago, 15 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Conducting Sentiment Analysis with PeopleGoal
    One of our central theses at PeopleGoal is that if we're able to increase the employee engagement in performance management then we can give some really valuable data back to our clients; data that will help management make accurate decisions about p…
    - 58 days ago, 3 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 -
  • newHow to Increase Candidate Conversation on Your Career Site
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Your career site is one of the best tools you have to engage candidates but you could be missing the mark. It’s an unfortunate fact that most HR and recruiting teams don’t have a careers site that fosters and encourages…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Things I Want From My Talent Community
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Talent communities provide a unique value to recruiters and candidates. They give both the opportunity to get to know each other without taking the plunge. Essentially, talent communities make relationship building easier a…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 4:00pm -
  • HR: The rest of the world moves on – without you
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell If you think back to where our society was 20 years ago, there are few things that look or sound the same. We don’t use floppy disks to save files, music is less grungy and the hairstyles we wear have vastly improved. But…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 4:00pm -
  • How Can Recruiters Use a Twitter Chat?
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Since 2008, Twitter has been my favorite social network because it provides you access to millions of potential candidates, friends and resources 24 hours a day. It requires users to parse down their message to just the ess…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 5:30pm -
  • How to create brand consistency and messaging in your talent acquisition team
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Building your employment brand is a constant effort to present the best that your organization is to the world. Often times, we focus so much on one single aspect, forgetting that there are multiple bases to cover and that…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 4:00pm -
  • Preparation hacks for talent acquisition teams
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Talent acquisition teams are almost always going a mile a minute and don’t have a whole lot of time to spare. Every day is filled with tasks and meetings that absolutely must be taken care of, leaving little room for tack…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 4:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • HR Happy Hour #201: Putting the Fun Into Analytics
    There are some amazingly powerful applications for using data in a wide variety of contexts – where to locate company facilities, the effect of demographic shifts on performance, and how long commute times impact engagement and satisfaction.
    - 13 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 11:12am -
  • How to Calculate The Number of People It Takes to Change Your Organization
    If you're in a position to want to make your workplace better, more inclusive, more productive and more welcoming to all employees, it really doesn't take much to turn the whole ship around.
    - 14 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 12:46pm -
  • 4 Steps To Resignation or Promotion with Grace
    Whether voluntarily or involuntarily, leaving your organization or position is a commonality we all share at some point. The difference is how each person handles that transition. For many employees, especially those who voluntarily resign, leaving…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 11:01am -
  • What Your Desk Lamp Says About You
    Approach your interactions today with new eyes…with a sense of appreciation and wonder as you really look at all the tools you use throughout the day.
    - 20 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • 4 Things to Do Today to Improve Your Negotiation Skills
    When done well, negotiation is about skillfully and creatively arriving at a solution that both parties can walk away from with dignity and a level of satisfaction.
    - 26 days ago, 6 Mar 15, 2:00pm -

People Equation

  • newAre Loose Cannons Driving Down Your Employee Engagement Scores?
    Have you ever worked with a “loose cannon”? This high-energy person moves ahead too quickly without checking facts. Loose cannons mean well, but their unpredictability causes collateral damage.   Typically, loose cannon employees are seen as a…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 10:30am -
  • Are You Listening to Yourself? A #soulsparks Story
    It happened while I was cleaning up the dinner dishes. While I stood at my kitchen sink, scrubbing pans, the thought formed, completely unbidden: I want to be a writer. It was a June night; my family was outside enjoying one of the first warm days of…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 2:48pm -
  • 3 Insights into Workplace Politics
    Guest Post by Bonnie Marcus, author of  The Politics of Promotion. Politics is all about relationships, and it’s critical to build and nurture relationships with people who can positively impact your career. Be aware that politics rules and there…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 10:30am -
  • Women and the Politics of Promotion
    Research indicates that ambitious women are in a double bind—if they’re too aggressive, then they’re seen as threatening; if they’re too accommodating, they’re not seen as senior leadership material. Even though this bind is easing as more…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 10:30am -
  • 19 Essays About Achieving Breakthrough Results with Your Team
    This month’s Frontline Festival is about how leaders can inspire breakthrough results with their teams. Hosted by Karin Hurt of the Let’s Grow Leaders blog, you’ll find 19 essays written about both the internal and external elements leaders nee…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 2:09pm -
  • People Are Looking to You for Leadership
    “Every leader has exponential opportunity for influence,” writes Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen CEO Cheryl Bachelder in her book Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others. Considering that Bachelder believes that we all have the…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newDo You Pay Your Employees More for Referring Black People?
    I know a ton of HR Pros right now who have been charged by their organizations to go out and “Diversify” their workforce.  By “Diversify”, I’m not talking about diversity of thought, but to recruit a more diverse workforce in terms of ethn…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Apr 15, 11:23am -
  • newT3 – GlideHR
    This week on T3 I take a look at a niche piece of HR and Talent Acquisition software from GlideHR.  GlideHR helps you do the one thing that 99% of us suck at really bad, make better Job Descriptions!  You and I both know this is such a huge weaknes…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 11:39am -
  • newTalent Acquisition’s 2032 Nightmare
    According to a recent USA Today article the U.S. birthrate is in sharp decline and is at its lowest levels in the past 25 years.   Here’s probably a few facts you don’t know: - Projected 2013 birthrate in the U.S. is estimated to be 1.86 - Birth…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 11:16am -
  • You Wouldn’t Even Hire Your Own Mom
    I had a conversation recently with a friend about how hard it is to work and be a Mom.  Just to be a clear, I’m not a Mom.  I hire Moms. In fact I love hiring Moms, they work their asses off. I know this because I was raised by a single mother. I…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 11:15am -
  • Watered Downed Feedback is Killing America
    I said this before, but you don’t want to hear it.  No one cares about what you have to say, unless it’s telling them how good they are. People can’t handle critical feedback, unless it’s set up in a mechanism where they expect it and desire…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:25am -
  • Discount Employee
    No, I didn’t make another mistake and mean to title this “Employee Discount”, but you were totally in your right to think I would make a mistake! We discount our employees.  We do this in a number of ways: 1. Experience.  The ten year employe…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 11:42am -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • newFrom Blog to Business; The Transformation of Bulls Eye Recruiting
    It was an accident. It was not intentional. In August of 2012 Dell asked me to go to a Veteran career fair in Detroit. I wrote a passionate blog about my experience on how the career fair impacted me. It ended up being on the front page of Dell’s i…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • How to Find Talent on LinkedIn (Infographic)
    As recruiting in 2015 is becoming increasingly competitive, I thought this Infographic would be useful to many. This post originally appeared here on Akken Cloud’s Website.  
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • How to Retain Your Highly Skilled Employees
    Resignation of a skilled employee is always considered a loss of the manager in any company-big or small. Talented individuals seek out various career opportunities to grow, and would not miss a chance to flock to another organization that provides l…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Firsts & How They Help Your Career
    This past weekend I watched my 3 ½ year old son play T-ball. It was his first baseball game. As a father and a parent, it was a memory I will never forget.   Watching my children grow up reminds me of when I was a child. I am 42 years old and I am…
    - 21 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • 2015 Will Be a Bloodbath for Talent
    Are you ready for a wild ride? 2015 is here, and it is going to be one of the best years we have seen in recruiting since 1999. Yes, consumer confidence is up and unemployment is the lowest we have seen it in years. Do you have the recruitment profes…
    - 27 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • The Struggle With Being Content
    It is human nature to want more. Whatever we have in life is not good enough. If only we had a bigger house. If only we made a little more money. If only we had a better job that utilized all of our talents. If only we had purpose in our jobs. It nev…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 11:00am -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • newTrue Grit
    Recently, I stumbled across a compelling book written by Paul G. Stoltz, entitled Grit. He explores the components for extraordinary achievement and what it took to make it happen. I found his exploration compelling, and certainly worth highlighting.…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Actionable Tips to Grow Your Networks
    “It’s not what you know, but whom you know,” is a phrase with which many of us are familiar, and in today’s hyper-connected world it’s truer than ever. The power of one’s network can’t be diminished, an essential part of professional li…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Appreciation Shouldn’t Need a Day…But Sometimes It Does
    Over the past few weeks, there have been a number of days dedicated to recognition and appreciation of various sorts.  Employee Appreciation Day was observed on Friday, March 6th – a chance to “support, thank and reward workers” for their hard…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Warning Letters: What Can You Do If You Get One?
    In many cases, there are signs that can signal a problem at work. If you are not included in meetings, if your boss ignores your calls or doesn’t meet with you, if you learn about changes after everyone else, and if you feel excluded by your co-wor…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Women on Top
    Let me start by saying that no, this isn’t some 50 Shades of Grey reference in an attempt to capitalize on it’s odd popularity. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the impact a shortage of women in crucial management and executive levels can have…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Limiting Mindsets: Do We Set Our Own Glass Ceiling?
    In our personal career path, we can be our own best friends or our own worst enemies.  This is largely due to our mindset and what we believe about our ability.  In working with leaders, I find that people have often set their own glass ceiling. …
    - 36 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newMindful Work by David Gelles
    If you have considered trying meditation but want to know more about it first, Mindful Work by David Gelles is a great book to start with.
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 6:58pm -
  • newFlip Your Meeting
    Jay Cross explains the virtues of Flipped Meetings, and how you can use them to reclaim wasted time.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:48am -
  • HRExaminer Radio: Episode #89: Adam Ochstein
    In episode 89 of HR Examiner Radio John Sumser speaks with Adam Ochstein, founder of StratEx, a Chicago-based Employee Lifecycle Management company (ELCM).
    - 3 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • HRExaminer v6.12
    In our feature article, legal editor Heather Bussing discusses online shaming in Blogging Law II: Online Shaming.Dr. David Kippen has a great article about how to brew up Your Best Coffee Date Ever.On Episode 12 of HR Tech Weekly Stacey Harris an…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 4:00pm -
  • Five Links (Okay, It’s Really Six)
    This week’s links include what looks like a mish mash. That’s because the actual face of HR and Recruiting are changing rapidly.
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:10pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #12: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    HR Tech Weekly Episode 12 with Stacey Harris and John Sumser.
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:15am -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newConversation With An Android Developer… Should I Stay Away From Search Firms
    “You were right. I updated my LinkedIn profile and a bunch of recruiting firms are contacting me non stop. I saw an article on CIO.com and I think I should stay away from search firm recruiters. But you’re cool. What...
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 8:16pm -
  • newMinnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - USI Talent Acquisition Sourcer - Contract Job - The Toro Company Recruiting Coordinator - Part Time Job - Thrivent Financial Sr....
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:59pm -
  • Presentation At MinneBar: Managing Your IT Career v7 - (Why do recruiters suck so bad?)
    MinneBar 10 is in two weeks, April 11th at Best Buy, and I will be doing my annual career maintenance presentation conversation. You may be wondering about the title: “Why do recruiters suck so bad?” Two years ago we had...
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 6:08pm -
  • Presentation At MinneWebCon: Proactively Managing Your Career
    MinneWebCon (@MinneWebCon) is around the corner, April 13-14 at the University of Minnesota. I will be speaking and attending for the first time. This event attracts 300+ attendees, good speakers and great content. This year’s keynote speakers are…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 8:23pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Senior Corporate Recruiter - Full Time Job - C.H. Robinson Senior IT Recruiter - Full Time Job - C.H. Robinson Director of Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job -...
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 3:51pm -
  • Minnesota Morning… Nerdery Layoff, Minneapolis Public School Layoff And March Madness
    Depending on the weather person you listen to we are going to get “a little” to “a lot” of snow today. Good, we need the water. Hearing of “flash drought” potential and thinking about low lake levels has me quite...
    - 10 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 6:59pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newEmployment Branding: The Maker Vs. The Manager
    I recently rediscovered Paul Graham’s classic 2009 essay, “Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule,” and it’s making me reevaluate how I approach my work. In the article, Graham breaks information workers and... Get the RestThe post Employm…
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:30pm -
  • newVIDEO: Jim D’Amico on Recruiting Metrics Intervention: Using Swim Lanes in Talent Acquistion
    Wrapping up this month at the “Weird Science” Series, Tim Sackett chats via video with Jim D’Amico, Director of Talent Acquisition at Spectrum Health, on how applying swim lanes to talent... Get the RestThe post VIDEO: Jim D’Amico on Recrui…
    - 24 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 1:30pm -
  • newPaul Hebert asks Do You Leave Enough “Margin” For Your Employees?
    Employee engagement has become the holy grail of HR. It has been discussed, dissected, debated and derided as either THE MOSTimportant thing for business performance – or the most over-hyped... Get the RestThe post Paul Hebert asks Do You Leave En…
    - 24 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 1:15pm -
  • newAccessibility Is Everything In The Recruiting World Today
    A little background here: I’ve been searching the Internet for candidates since the dark ages, aka 1997.  I became a social media sourcing devotee in 2008 when I was researching how... Get the RestThe post Accessibility Is Everything In The Recr…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:45pm -
  • new5 Things You Should Know This Week
    It’s Monday again… at FOT, that can only mean one thing–your list of 5 must reads to start your week! 1.. Let’s stop pretending that people who are good at sports... Get the RestThe post 5 Things You Should Know This Week appeared first on…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 1:26pm -
  • Why LinkedIn and Trivia Crack Tell You All You Need to Know About Gamification in HR…
    I had the pleasure of being a gamification panelist on a Meridian (a great Learning Management System, check them out) L&D Hangout.  Had a good time, take a view/listen below. Gamification... Get the RestThe post Why LinkedIn and Trivia Crack Tell…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 2:10pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • Research Shows that Retention and Engagement Now Top Challenges Around The World
    We just published the major study Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015, and the results are striking.Today, driven by shifts in both work ethos and the transparency of the job market, employee...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advi…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 1:54pm -
  • The “Self-Developing Organization”
    I had a meeting with a client last week and we were talking about their learning strategy, content infrastructure, and the need to build an overall end-to-end culture of development. During the...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory S…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 1:50pm -
  • Why People Management is Replacing Talent Management
    The Epic Shift: Away from “Talent” and now focus on “People.” Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are now the real issues...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterpri…
    - 66 days ago, 25 Jan 15, 3:28pm -
  • Spending on Human Resources is Up and Why It Really Matters This Year
    New research released this week (The Bersin by Deloitte 2015 HR Factbook) shows a 4% year-to-year increase in HR spending in the US in 2014, a significant increase in this $400+ billion marketplace....Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advis…
    - 75 days ago, 16 Jan 15, 4:01pm -
  • Talent Strategies for 2015: Enormous Change Ahead
    This year our Predictions for 2015 has some hard-hitting new ideas to consider – in this article I will give you some highlights, and you can download the report here.Top Line: Enormous...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Servi…
    - 85 days ago, 6 Jan 15, 1:02pm -
  • Is Corporate Talent Management Dead? If So, What’s Next?
    The Epic Shift: Away from “Talent” and now focus on “People.” Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are now the real issues...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterpri…
    - 92 days ago, 30 Dec 14, 4:52pm -

Your HR Buddy

  • 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…
    - 44 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • 4 tips to help candidates ease up during Interviews
    Interviews can be stressful for both interviewer (Recruiters/HR/Hiring Manager) and job candidate. It’s challenging for both to know if it is going to be a right fit or not. A great recruiter would do his best job of building a relationship with th…
    - 49 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Employee Satisfaction and Culture Instigators at Rackspace
    Yesterday Crystal Miller and I interviewed Kelly Long @Kelly_long, HR Chief of Staff at Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company and she talked about the unique work culture at Rackspace, tracking employee satisfaction and having ‘Culture Instigators’…
    - 50 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 3:28pm -
  • My Top 10 HR and Recruiting blog posts of the year 2014
    I took a review of my last year’s blogs to assess and find out what worked and why. It is always great information to know how I can relate to my audience and how I can serve you better.  And It helps me make some blogging strategy for this year t…
    - 51 days ago, 9 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Future of Work – Independent Workers
    ‘According to Intuit by 2020 40% of American Workers will be freelancers. Another study conducted by MBO partners found that today there are approximately 30 million independent workers and that by 2019 this number will grow to 40 million’ – Th…
    - 55 days ago, 5 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Snapchat and Instagram for Employer Branding
    You know what will I do when I want to see some inside stories on Corporate culture! I will check @HRCultureclub on Instagram. Stephanie Krieg, Founder of HR Culture club has been doing an amazing job of sharing some unique and interesting inside sto…
    - 56 days ago, 4 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

  • newThe Multigenerational Team…Is It Really That Different?
    Multi generational teams and workplaces have become a hot topic. You might wonder why. After all, organizations have always been made up of more than one generation. The Difference Today Is Two Fold:… Continue reading →
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 11:59pm -
  • new3 Ways to Mentor Your Team Using Enterprise Social Networks
    As organizations grow, more and more leaders find themselves managing geographically dispersed teams. What that means is, your team members may be located in various offices throughout the U.S. or even globally. Maintaining… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:06am -
  • To Meet or not to Meet?
    That indeed is, or should be, the question that is asked when we call a meeting whether it is a face -to -face meeting or phone or video conferencing. What frequently happens is… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 6:30pm -
  • People Analytics Startup Helps Major HR Leader Transform Recruiting Practices
    HR leader aims to transform recruiting practices Talentoday and the Adecco Group announced a partnership agreement to propose a unique approach for candidate selection, recruitment, and development. Thanks to Talentoday, Adecco can now… Continue re…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:42pm -
  • What Can Make or Break a Leader? Communication Skills
    “What we’ve got here….is a failure to communicate.” This famous line from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke sums up why even the most talented and most liked leader will still fail if… Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 3:21pm -
  • Real Life Lessons from Fictional Workplaces
    With all the years I have spent in HR, it is hard to turn off the HR part of my brain when watching a movie or TV show or reading a book. I… Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 10:55pm -

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

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

    - 10 Sep 13, 12:00pm -

Everyday People

  • newCoffee and Apple Pie !!

    - 3 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:34am -
  • Being Mortar !!
    This weekend I had the chance to work on another Eagle Scout project for one of my scouts. I always enjoy working on these because I love to see the scout’s advance, do great work and it’s a chance to … Continue reading →
    - 10 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 12:32am -
  • The Soul of the Company !!
    This past week I was fortunate enough to lead a workshop I created on developing an HR Brand to an HR chapter. This was an attempt to differentiate from “employer brand” and “employment brand” which are both important. The focus of … Conti…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 2:16am -
  • Time to Reignite !!
    Many people are trying to shake the winter doldrums in the hope that spring will renew them. This happens every year and is very predictable behavior. Instead of enjoying the season we’re in, we keep looking forward to a rebirth in … Continue re…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 1:26am -
  • LLAP !!
    This past week an entertainment icon passed away – Leonard Nimoy. He was mostly known for his immortal TV character, Spock from Star Trek. As a devout HR Nerd, Spock has always been my favorite Star Trek character.  I admired … Continue reading…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 2:04am -
  • Practice the 3 R’s !!
    It intrigues me that when the majority of HR conversations occur, they are around broad areas.  They range from regulations to compliance, HR technology to HR analytics, performance management to being strategic.  Interestingly enough there is som…
    - 37 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 3:29am -

Workplace Diva

  • The Goodbye, Girls: Technology Conference Boots "Booth Babes"
    Bringing in very attractive people to hawk products has become a common sales tactic at conferences. Now one major technology conference has apparently decided it's time to say goodbye to the "booth babe." Oh no, now everyone will have to pay attenti…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 2:25pm -
  • Ahh-Choo! Finding Workplace Respect For Spring Allergies
    Springtime is here, which means your allergy-prone co-worker is going to be sniffling, sneezing and wheezing all the way to quitting time. Oh, sniff, sniff. Yes, allergy season is upon us, and it has real-world impacts on the workplace. One study es…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 4:26pm -
  • I Do! Companies Create Trendy Perks For Employees' Spouses
    Do you ever feel married to your work? Well, now companies want your spouse to feel married to the work, too! Recent studies (which I've blogged about) found that having a happy, supportive spouse is highly important to our overall work performance,…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:48pm -
  • Does Your Work Peer Treat You Like A Personal Assistant?
    Your team has just worked out the time coordinates for an upcoming meeting, when a teammate asks you to remind him about it when the time comes. Let's talk about the calendar-averse work peer who treats you like a personal scheduling assistant! Read…
    - 11 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 4:35pm -
  • Panera Bread To Record Employees As They Work
    Ah, Panera Bread. The go-to stop for mid-level leaders who lunch, laptop-toting self-employed types who wear headphones, and gabby, stay-at-home moms who need to get out of the house. And, um, employees who are being secretly taped while they prepa…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 4:06pm -
  • Will Starbucks Workplace Delivery Service Grind Down Morale?
    Starbucks plans to bring us the future of coffee by delivering it to us at the office. Now you won't have to get up and walk down the street for a cup of Joe. That's progress, right? Too bad you'll still have to deal with your quirky, coffee-swilling…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 2:28pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newPoor Credit Can Stop Your Career Dead In Its Tracks
    The three little numbers that make up your credit score can have a huge impact on your life. You know that poor credit makes it difficult to get a loan and that when you do get a loan, you’ll pay a higher interest rate. You know that your credit sc…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 7:58pm -
  • What to do if your employer changes your job description
    It is possible to work in one career for a very long time without suffering a change in your job description. A change in job description could be welcome news, especially if it means no longer doing some of the tasks you always considered demeaning.…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • 10 Tips for Time Management During the Job Search
    Finding a job can be incredibly stressful and downright difficult, especially if you know you need to get back to work to support yourself or your family. If you work in a sector where jobs are generally harder to come by or the interview process is…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • 7 Ways to Find Your Career Path
    We were all a little confused by that person in high school who already knew that he wanted to be a doctor. Unfortunately, though, that kind of certainty is a rarity: it often proves more difficult to find a satisfying career that aligns with your…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 4:11pm -
  • COTJ Reviews Team+: Revolutionary HR & Talent Management Software
    The Problem: The entire recruiting process is one big cluster of confusing nonsense. Resumes are being received from every angle, talent is completely lost in the shuffle, and recruiters are spending way too much time trying to juggle all of the inc…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • Alternative Ways of Searching for Your Next Career
    Most people will hit a snag at least once in their lives when it comes to their career and wonder if they are going in the right direction. If this sounds like you, never fear – there will always be somewhere to go to do something you love; you jus…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 10:49pm -

Texas Strategic HR

  • How To Manage Underperformance
    Special thanks to Grapevine Evaluations for providing this content! A business comprised of cheerful, motivated employees runs like a well-oiled machine. Unfortunately, as attractive a goal as this may be, it is rarely the case; businesses are collec…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 3:34pm -
  • 5 Types of Toxic Employees and How to Deal with Them [Infographic]
    Guest post by: Reuben Yonatan Founder and CEO of GetVoIP. Reuben’s writings blend commentary, research, and perspective on cloud computing, digital media, software trends, business strategies, and enterprise solutions.   One bad apple is all it ta…
    - 35 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 4:45pm -
  • Join Me 2/19 #hrhorrorstories #hotmess #drivethruhr
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drivethruhr/2015/02/19/elizabeth-lalli-reese-on-hrhorrorstories
    - 41 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 4:14am -
  • Start the New Year Right: Workplace Wellness
    From lifestyle coaching to weight loss programs, 62 percent of organizations offer wellness programs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2014 Employee Benefits Survey. By preventing or lessening employee health conditions,…
    - 79 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 10:24am -
  • Questions Working Moms Hear During the Holidays
    Holiday party dynamics change as you get older. When I was in college, it was the questions about my major, if I’ve found a job in my field, and if I had a boyfriend. After I graduated and got married, the questions about buying a home and starting…
    - 93 days ago, 29 Dec 14, 11:37pm -
  • That’s NOT HR’s Domain
    I believe most HR departments understand their purpose and why they exist within organizations. It’s all about HUMAN CAPITAL. Recruiting it, retaining it, training it, managing it, developing it. Yes, sometimes you’ll plan a company picnic, and y…
    - 26 Nov 14, 1:37am -

The One Crystal

  • #HRCarnival: The Truth of Employee Recognition in Branding
    The value of employee recognition goes far beyond branding. The post #HRCarnival: The Truth of Employee Recognition in Branding appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 35 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 11:33pm -
  • Being Crystal: The Confessions of an Over-Thinker
    I realized the best thing I could possibly do for myself was to stop trying to figure everything out. The post Being Crystal: The Confessions of an Over-Thinker appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 58 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 10:43am -
  • 2014 Year in Review: “Fix You”
    “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”―Abraham LincolnThe post 2014 Year in Review: “Fix You” appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 20 Dec 14, 2:09am -
  • In Response to #AlexFromTarget
    This morning, I weighed in with initial thoughts on the #AlexFromTarget situation; creating a social media phenomenon of one of their employees, a high school student from Frisco named Alex.  It seems to me that while modern marketing both sees and…
    - 4 Nov 14, 5:11pm -
  • Being Crystal: Why I Stay(ed) and Why I Left
    There are things which we hold close to our chest, not really wanting to share with others.  Of course, there are all kinds of reasons for it; but two stick out when it comes to domestic abuse:  there is a sad reality of judgement against the victi…
    - 9 Sep 14, 2:17pm -
  • “Waking Up:” Embarking on #90Meals with #NoKidHungry
    Thoreau penned, “It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about??” And reading those words, I "woke up." I've committed to use my social influence to do some tangible good for No Kid Hungry during the cours…
    - 1 Sep 14, 6:44pm -

The HR Blog

  • 5 Lessons from Oprah Winfrey’s Life
    Change is the only constant in life; failure to keep pace with the change will make you extinct. Tuning your life to “The Change” and adapting to it is the only way to survival. If you want to get ahead life, embrace change instead to cribbing a…
    - 45 days ago, 15 Feb 15, 5:13am -

Just Joan

  • Best and Worst of SHRM14
      There is no argument.  The best part of any conference is the connections you make and renew. If you ask me to name JUST ONE THING that made this conference great, it would be the hugs and handshakes from the people. But that is the responsibilit…
    - 30 Jun 14, 10:00am -
  • SHRM and Social Media – What a Difference a Few Years Make
      My first SHRM conference was in March 2010, and it was not the big “Annual” affair that I am currently attending. It was the SHRM Legal and Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, designed for lawyers and senior HR pros who have a responsib…
    - 25 Jun 14, 3:39am -
  • What Can You Do With What You Know?
    Day two of SHRHM 14 started with internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman’s presentation focused on the future of business, and more specifically on the changes brought about by the digital explosion and i…
    - 23 Jun 14, 7:34pm -
  • Feel Better to Do Good After #SHRM14
      Before I attended my first SHRM Annual, I pondered the important question, “What does Michael J. Fox have to do with HR?” I didn’t understand at that time that SHRM follows a set of specific criteria when choosing its keynotes. (Matt Stollak…
    - 23 Jun 14, 10:48am -
  • There’s A First Time For Everything, But ROI Helps You Get A Second Time
    My first SHRM Annual Conference was supposed to be in 2011 in Las Vegas. The morning I was scheduled to depart, by husband became seriously ill and I missed it. (Gory details here.) But I can easily recall the anticipation and excitement that I felt.…
    - 22 Jun 14, 4:59pm -
  • #SHRMChat – March Recap and April Preview
    March Recap Our March #SHRMChat  on Governmental Affairs was hosted by Lisa Horn,  Director, Congressional Affairs at SHRM. The discussion was spirited and engaging, and every question was enthusiastically discussed. Here is the briefest of recaps,…
    - 4 Apr 14, 6:33pm -

The HR Capitalist

  • newMillion Dollar HR Product Idea: Aggregator Killer
    The last time I proposed a product/service idea for HR, it was about aggregating all the references your company takes in and selling them as a recruiting database. Pretty good idea. There's some companies that chase it now, especially within...
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Apr 15, 11:57am -
  • newEmployee Surveys Now Uncovering Horrible Bosses at the FBI...
    Some of you that are seasoned HR Pros know the cautionary tale when it comes to employee surveys. Rely on them too much or send the wrong signals to your workforce related to how they can be used, and they...
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:35pm -
  • newSLIDES: 4 Ways to Measure Potential in Employees...
    We did a webinar over at Fistful of Talent last week, talking about the difference between Performance and Potential (sponsored by my friends at Halogen Software). Here's a small portion of the slide deck, talking about ways that you can...
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:35pm -
  • March Madness Star From Xavier Also Uber Driver...
    Need a workplace connection to the NCAA Tourney/March Madness? Look no further than Xavier's Matt Stainbrook, who also moonlights as a Uber driver. Cool story, bro. More from ESPN: "Since he started in September, Matt has chauffeured students in the.…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 12:15pm -
  • NICE: Double Space in Docs Now Being Used for Age Discrimination
    Didn't see this late last year - maybe you did. More from Career Counselor Marc Miller, via Lifehacker: "I am going to go out a limb and declare that putting two spaces after a period is obsolete. It is how...
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:34pm -
  • Why LinkedIn and Trivia Crack Tell You All You Need to Know About Gamification in HR...
    I had the pleasure of being a gamification panelist on a Meridian Global (a great Learning Management System, check them out) L&D Hangout. Had a good time, take a view/listen below (email subscribers, click through to the site if you...
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 12:56pm -

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • Ph.D.'s Gotta Ph.D.: 4 Ways Academic Staffing Differs from Traditional Staffing
    As we head into spring, most colleges and universities are currently wrapping up or have already completed, their search for tenure-track faculty members.  Having served on five search committees for our department over the past four years, and as a…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 1:51pm -
  • The 2014 Season of the #8ManRotation is Here!
    Like the Replacements 2015 tour, the latest edition of the 8 Man Rotation is back by unpopular demand.  Hot takes from Steve Boese, Kris Dunn, Lance Haun, Tim Sackett and myself on all that happened in the world of sports in 2014 and how HR can lear…
    - 49 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 11:30am -
  • #SHRM Chapter Advisors, the SHRM Case Competition & Career Summit #SHRMStudent
    One of the underappreciated roles among SHRM volunteers is the SHRM student chapter advisor.  The success of a SHRM student chapter is typically dependent on a willing faculty member to step up and take responsibility for being the lead contact.  H…
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  • #HR Hero - Victorio Milian #TimSackettDay
    Tim Sackett Day began three years ago as a way to recognize those hard working HR professionals grinding away doing the real influencing on a day-to-day basis. The 4th recipient of this day of recognition is the great Victorio Milian.In 2009, as a pr…
    - 68 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 11:02am -
  • Alternative HR Activities in Las Vegas For Students Prior to #SHRM15?
    I've been a SHRM student chapter advisor for nearly 20 years.  For most of that time, I have brought several dedicated students each year to  SHRM Annual, who want to advance their learning as they pursue a career in HR. Dedicated students are givi…
    - 77 days ago, 14 Jan 15, 2:04pm -
  • What You Need To Know About MOOCs and Mobile Technology #talentadvisor
    I'm up at the Talent Advisor Portal at CareerBuilder's Hiring Site talking about how Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and mobile technology are driving recruiting and retention.Check out the post here
    - 86 days ago, 5 Jan 15, 1:20pm -

HR Potential

  • newInternational Fabricated International Day
    There was me thinking it was just another ordinary Tuesday today. Perhaps you could say it was significant as 31 March is the last day of the financial year. It might even be pay day for some (not me, I … Continue reading →
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  • Situation Vacant: Employee Brain Power
    As a teenager, I had the lucky experience of spending the whole six weeks of the summer holidays travelling with a German exchange student. I went to some fantastic places. I jumped off a waterfall. I learned to play cards. … Continue reading →
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  • One Coin, Two Sides

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  • Because of Reading
    As all of you with primary school aged children will know, next week is “World Book Day”. Although this is a great thing (and lot’s of fun), let’s not let the true importance of the day get lost amongst the … Continue reading →
    - 29 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 12:50pm -
  • Inner voice: Use it? Or Listen to it?
    Use your inner voice. I’ve heard this said a lot lately. Not necessarily directed at me you will understand, and when it was, in jest (I think). Hopefully the phrase’s comeback isn’t attributed to a very similar reference made throughout … Co…
    - 32 days ago, 28 Feb 15, 6:32pm -
  • Recruitment: Not Exactly What it Says on the Tin

    - 39 days ago, 21 Feb 15, 9:52am -

Evil HR Lady

  • newCan Companies Cut Salary When I Move to a New Location?
    To keep things short and simple, I work at a corporate business. When I first started working, my hourly wage was X, then I transferred stores (and regions) and my hourly wage was lowered to Y due to “cost of living and change of work status”. By…
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  • 5 Ways to Evaluate MOOCs on a Resume
    Guillaume Dumas, a 28-year-old Canadian, made headlines recently when he announced that he had obtained an Ivy League education for free by sneaking in to classes at prestigious universities. His story — coupled with the skyrocketing costs of a col…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 12:49pm -
  • Can you fire a pregnant employee?
    I was an assistant manager at a restaurant in California. I’m pregnant and have noticed that my general manager began treating me strangely. Then they promoted an employee to be assistant manager, then another day a new person was hired as assista…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:12pm -
  • 15 True Tales of Job Interview Embarrassment
    Job interviews are often awful–even when we do well. Sometimes, though, we torpedo our own chances by opening our own mouths. Here are 20 true stories of interviews gone wrong: When honesty is not the best policy 1. I once interviewed for a job as…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 12:23pm -
  • 20 Embarrassing Things Never to Say in a Job Interview
    We all have to do job interviews–either as the candidate or as the boss interviewing candidates. (We’ve all been the candidate at one time or another, regardless of where we sit now.) Lots of different topics come up in job interviews, and conver…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:32pm -
  • Will this go on my permanent record?
    I was reading your article and had a few questions in regards to larger companies. What happens after the company has fired the accused? Are legal charges ever brought up? What if the accused was fired but didn’t actually commit the harassment? Doe…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 7:51am -

Lean HR

  • How’d You Like to Help Write a Book?
    If you’ve seen the front page, you know book number two is on the way.  I’ve got a fun project lined up for number three, and if you’d like to help, I’ve got just the thing for you. This one will be a collaboration with two of my previous (a…
    - 63 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 4:07pm -
  • Happy #TimSackettDay to Victorio Milian!
    Each year, Tim Sackett Day rolls around and we, as a society, take a day off to appreciate how awesome someone is.  This year, said awesomeosity takes the form of Victorio Milian.  He is a singular human being, and you should know him. There’s go…
    - 68 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 3:29pm -
  • Guest Appearance on #DTHR
      It’s always a pleasure to be invited to sit and talk with smart people, which I got to do today.  Check out the link to hear my chat with Nisha Raghavan and Crystal Miller on Drive Thru HR!  We talked culture, we talked Dovetail Software and…
    - 76 days ago, 15 Jan 15, 8:17pm -
  • Resolution, Evolution, Revolution
    I loathe New Year’s Resolution posts.  They always seem terribly self-indulgent and loaded with future failure.  They are the worst posts I’ve ever seen.  I bet you get a free bowl of soup with a post like that. (Looks good on you, though.)  …
    - 78 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 2:07pm -
  • Guest Appearance on HCMx Radio
    Check Out Business Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with HCMx Radio on BlogTalkRadio with HCMx Radio on BlogTalkRadio I’m on HCMx Radio! Listen to my talk with Trish McFarlane about The Culture Equation: How Important is Company Culture? Thinking about…
    - 79 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 8:06am -
  • Materials
    I’m a reader. There, I said it. I feel better. And not Kindle or Nook reading either. I like books. I like the way they feel, the way the smell, the heft, the comfort, and having a bunch of texts at my disposal to make me look educated. Appearances…
    - 79 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 3:36am -

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

  • Infographic: Interesting 2014 #SocialMedia Stats
    Microsoft gives us an interesting look on the actual audiences of some our favorite social media platforms.  You might be surprised at the results.  Click on the infographic below for the full view.Interesting 2014 #SocialMedia user stats Facebook,…
    - 85 days ago, 6 Jan 15, 3:17am -
  • What Words Get Content Shared the Most on Social Media?
    This great infographic from Quicksprout answers the tricky question of what words get content shared the most on social media.  We know content is king.  But the real trick is to get people sharing your posts so that THEIR networks get exposed to y…
    - 85 days ago, 6 Jan 15, 3:09am -
  • Getting Past Your Social Media Anxiety
    Great Infographic for those new to social media or wanting to ramp up their game in a more personal way.View in Pinterest
    - 85 days ago, 6 Jan 15, 2:55am -
  • The Fascinating 1st Tweets of the #NewWayToWork Futurists
    This post will show you the first Tweets of some of today's tech and work "futurists", and how to discover the first tweets from anyone or about anything.  Manhattan, mid November 2014, hacking the future of work. The "secret" (ish) meeting spot is…
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  • Acquiring The Souls of Boomerangs: The #NewWayToWork
    We live in an age of diminishing talent in many fields, tech being the most obvious. With the proliferation of mobile technology and do-it-yourself apps, there is less interest in pursuing software development degrees.Companies are going to extremes…
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  • I find your lack of a Facebook account highly suspicious. How will I ever see you?
    via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/vBJexfr4zm/It is anyone's right to choose if they will participate on social channels and share bits of their life.  That being said, it is occasionally difficult to keep up with people in this day and age if the…
    - 5 Nov 14, 2:57pm -

Inc Blot

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

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

  • newIs Working Overtime Beneficial or Dangerous?
    Foods have ingredients labels, and medicines have caution labels. However people aren’t labeled and scrupulously avoid labels. That is too bad, because some personality types, and some jobs, should come with warning labels. People who appear to t…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:45pm -
  • new10 Leadership Questions to Learn (and Plan)
    Success comes with high performance derived from the talent and competencies that individuals have built over the years, and developing a stronghold in leadership will realize the task of collective responsibility in radical strategic challenges th…
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  • PERSPECTIVE
    “I have got that 3 hour management meeting today” “I have got to fire someone today” “We are having a potluck today” “The kids need money for the museum today” “I forgot to get gas for the cars yesterday” “These...Read more
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:21pm -
  • We Suck at Predicting the Future, Let’s Focus on the Now
    We Suck at Predicting the Future, Let’s Focus On the Now! No matter the professional community, (HR, Marketing, Finance, or Sales) at the end of each year the pundits and experts try to show-off by predicting the big industry trend...Read more
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  • Happy Like Laverne & Shirley
    I have something special for you. This is the 4th installment of my Happy Employee Initiative, where I highlight a real person(s) who is happy with their job – and by happy I mean loves their job. I started this...Read more
    - 23 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 1:00pm -

The Buzz on HR

  • The 5 Phrases That Are Hurting Your Reputation
    On average, we deal with over 100 email messages in our inbox every day. More and more, we rely on our emails to document and track communication between us and the people we work with and for. Knowing this, sometimes, we go too far or not far enough…
    - 41 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 12:00pm -
  • Finding the “Flow” at Work
    A couple weeks ago, I downloaded the game app “Flow” onto my phone and tablet. It’s a game where you connect matching colors to fill the board space. The colors cannot cross or overlap; they cannot go outside the game board. You win by successf…
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  • From PIC — “HR is Headed for Self-Destruction”
    One of my favorite old skool hip-hop songs is “Self Destruction.” After 20 years, I still know over 90% of the lyrics. It is one of a few old skool jams that causes me to stop whatever I’m doing and lose myself in words and nostalgia for a few…
    - 63 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 3:00pm -
  • 5 Reasons I Love Victorio Milian — and You Should Too!
    Three years ago, the folks over at the Starr Conspiracy launched a thing called Tim Sackett Day. Tim is a great HR blogger who just wasn’t getting the love he deserved from the folks out there who make the Top Lists … You know the lists — Top H…
    - 68 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 10:00am -
  • How I Would #MakeHRBetter
    I got an email last week from the awesome Steve Browne announcing that he was hosting the first Carnival of HR for 2015. The Carnival has been around for almost 8 years now. Each week, one HR blogger takes a turn hosting. The host selects a theme and…
    - 77 days ago, 14 Jan 15, 11:00am -
  • HR and Sorority Sisters
    I am a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I crossed in November 1996 through the Rho Rho Chapter  of the University of Richmond. I treasure my membership and affiliation with my Sorority and the relationships I share with my Sorors. I…
    - 78 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 11:00am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newHow to Politely End a Conversation at a Networking Event
    You may think that initiating a conversation at a network event is the difficult part, however ending a conversation can be equally as tough, as it’s easy to get “stuck” in a discussion with somebody, out of fear of appearing rude. They may in…
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  • new5 Tips for Building Your Personal Brand
    Job seekers beware—when you’re trying to get your foot in the door, personal branding can mean the difference between whether that door gets opened, or slammed in your face. Your personal brand communicates to the world exactly who you are and w…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:03pm -
  • newHow Employers Use Social Media for Talent Attraction in 2015 [STUDY] #TechTuesday
    In a day and age where business has become predominantly digital, most business leaders understand the importance of integrating social media into their sales and marketing strategies, however, many fail to consider it when it comes to attracting the…
    - 24 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 1:30pm -
  • newThe Do’s And Don’ts of an Awesome Morning #MondayMotivation
    For most of us, mornings are miserable. Communicating with people is off the agenda until you’ve had your morning coffee. However, there is the rare and endangered species named ‘The Morning Person’ – the kind that are motivated, cheerful…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 6:01pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • Should We Be Coaching or Managing Performance?
    Between employees who cannot cite any value in the performance evaluation process to practitioners who treat it as one more administrative task; performance management has taken a beating over the years. I always say the employee-employer dynamic is…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 1:10pm -
  • New E-Book – How to Formulate and Execute Meaningful Strategy
    Regardless of the corner you turn in today’s business world, you are likely to hear the word strategy. Strategy this, strategy that. And when you really dig into what the strategy is, you sometimes run into two conundrums: Either no one can tell yo…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:15pm -
  • We’re HR, Not Thugs!
    Human Resources is constantly being told that they need to learn other sides of the business. We are told we need to think more like Finance and Marketing and less like Organizational Police Officers. There are online personalities that believe HR ne…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 12:30pm -
  • Crafting A Communications Strategy
    Communication is Critical Communication strategies, systems and practices play a major role in high-performance workplaces. How you collect and process this information can have a huge impact on the effectiveness of your business. A comprehensive com…
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  • UPS and a Rock Star Employee
    I tend to live my life as an open book, in the fishbowl if you will. Not all that much of what goes on in my world tends to draw the attention of the NSA, or other stalkers types, so what I share is usually pretty real.  Having said that, my wife sp…
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  • A Minion, Balloons and Cake Mix
    In nearly any conversation there is about what constitutes a great place to work, someone is bound to bring up Zappos, Google or Amazon. Deservedly so. These organizations work hard to ensure there is a flexible, fun, creative, inviting and employee…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 1:15pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • new5 April Fool’s Day Hacks
    Ready for April Fool’s Day? Check out these five hilarious programming pranks you can play on your coworkers and friends in honor of April Fool’s Day. Credit goes to: Wes Bos, Allan MCavoy and Signal Tower.The post 5 April Fool’s Day Hacks a…
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  • newHiring the Top 12 Most Valuable, In-Demand Tech Professionals in 2015
    Just last week, tech startup Pinterest announced that it is allowing employees who have worked there for two years to keep vested stock options even after they leave the company. Ultimately, they’re offering their team more job mobility. After all,…
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  • newTop Predictions for Hiring and Retaining Software Developers
    Hiring software developers will be a top priority for organizations of all sizes in 2015, and that’s not a prediction — it’s a fact. Whether you run a small business or a multinational enterprise, your ability to recruit and retain developers w…
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  • That’s a Wrap! 3 Noteworthy Tips from SourceCon
    As one of the biggest recruiting conferences of the year, SourceCon was a two-day shindig offering a chance for you to share insights, network and equip yourself with the most cutting-edge tools in sourcing great candidates. Missed out? No worries!…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 10:53pm -
  • Tech Recruiter’s Weekly Roundup: March 27, 2015
    Welcome to the Tech Recruiter’s Weekly Roundup! Every Friday, the HackerRank editorial team thoughtfully selects the most interesting and relevant tech recruiting insights from around the web just for you. 1. Everyone [Still] Wants to Work at Goo…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 3:32pm -
  • The Biggest Misconception about Data Scientists
    LinkedIn reports that “Data Mining,” in relation to data science, was the number one in-demand skill in 2014. Sitting atop a mountainous treasure trove of data, most all businesses are thirsty for people who can take a massive set of data and tur…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:42pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newWhen English-only policies and federal labor law collide
    It’s been nearly 8(!) years since I first wrote about the legality of English-only workplace rules. If you scan the archives, all of my coverage of this issue has focused on whether such policies discriminate on the basis of national origin in viol…
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  • newAre Meerkat and Periscope the “next big thing” for employers to worry about?
    Have you downloaded Meerkat or Periscope to your iPhone? Do you even know what Meerkat and Periscope are? They are new apps that permit you to live-stream video. They essentially work the same way—when you launch a live-stream, the app tweets out a…
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  • new6th Circuit deals blow to independent contractors
    Have you ever had the cable guy show up to your house, only to see the name of some random LLC on the side of his work truck? Many cable companies use the services of “independent contractor” installers. But, are those installers truly “indepen…
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  • WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)
    Have you heard the one about the coffee chain that wants its employees to engage customers about issues of race and racism in America? Here are the best things I read this past week on this issue, courtesy of Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 11:47am -
  • BREAKING: FMLA’s “same-sex spouse” rule on hold, for now
    Today, the new rule that would permit FMLA benefits for same-sex spouses was to take effect. However, late yesterday, a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction [pdf] temporarily halting the rule. The plaintiffs—the attorney general…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 11:14am -
  • I’ll give you one guess where the NLRB is holding its “ambush election” training?
    Since I’ve already provided more than 3,000 words of quality labor-and-employment content this week, today’s post will be on the (much) shorter side. On April 14, the NLRB’s “ambush election” rules take effect. You can read all about these…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:49am -

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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • The #trulondon9 Schedule: Feb 26. Live from London
    This #trulondon is all change. We’ve tightened things up by making the tracks 40 minutes, we’ve gone back to the City Hotel, which many past participants have called our spiritual home deep in Brick Lane, and we’ve added “show and…
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  • Big Data and Recruiting. A new @BillBoorman Whitepaper
    Related posts:Free Whitepaper: From Transaction To Relationship: The Agency Opportunity If you’ve seen me speaking recently at the Recruitment Agency...Big data in the recruiting process with Gild #HRTechEurope I’m live blogging from #HRTe…
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  • #trulondon 9 – Feb 26’th – All new line up

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Musings From Sussex

  • 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…
    - 12 days ago, 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…
    - 18 days ago, 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…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 11:33am -
  • Security for your social data – from the inside
    After the recent Sony hack, I’ve seen a load of posts on security, password managers, two-step authentication and more – all of which are a good step towards protecting your accounts from trouble. However, I haven’t seen anything on protecti…
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  • Fabric – startup HR launch, courtesy of HRTechEurope
    I’m back at HRTechEurope this week (fourth time, I think?) – and it’s clear the event is bigger than ever. I’m guessing maybe 2,500 people in total, certainly a serious buzz. Previous visits have included representing existing vendors in th…
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  • Disabling the Facebook Browser
    For the last few weeks, the Facebook app on Android has been rolling out a new feature – it’s own internal browser.  Some say it’s lighter and faster than other browsers, enabling you to skip from Facebook to links and back more efficiently (…
    - 30 Sep 14, 9:19am -

Take It Personel-ly

Make HR Happen

  • newThe Missing Dash
    It has been said that a person’s tombstone marks three things: the beginning of life, the end of life, and a dash to represent everything in between. As we go through life cramming as much as we can into our dash, other people have dashes that cro…
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  • Who Needs Social Media?
    Before you answer that question too quickly with your typical knee-jerk reaction, think about how you formed that opinion. Is it based on facts or are you blindly following suggestions planted by faux experts of the online realm. Do we accept it as a…
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  • When is a job not a job?
    “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” – George Bernard Shaw Recently I acted on emotions rather than logic because of a hard lesson that was taught to me years ago…
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  • Talent Wars – The Talent Strikes Back
    A few years ago I wrote a series of articles for job seekers based on The Art of War by Sun Tzu. There have been numerous analogies comparing warfare to business practices, but this week, prompted by a NY Times Op-Ed piece, my colleagues and I engage…
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  • How to Engage and Learn From Twitter Chats
    Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse at “the making of” a job search chat on Twitter? The decision that we made (a little bit me and a lot of Steve Levy and Cyndy Trivella) to move Open Mic Career Chat (#OMCchat) to Friday at Noon happened becau…
    - 7 Mar 14, 2:54pm -

No Excuses HR

  • newPiece By Piece
    The world of recruitment marketing is flooded with good ideas and little execution, particularly in the healthcare industry. I don't know of any hospital that claims to be anything less than "world class, providing high quality care, with a great tea…
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  • newUnraveling Paradise
    "Nice office...great job title...big team and budget...ahhh...life is good. This gig feels like I've finally arrived in paradise."- Said every new leader since foreverFor those leaders that have scored the proverbial hat trick of landing a great job…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 11:15am -
  • It's All About You, Right?
    "Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It's not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious-but their ambition is first and fore…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:21pm -
  • The Last 10%
    I have a serious bias when it comes to the world of work. My friend and colleague Joe Gerstandt does a terrific job of helping us "see" the hidden biases we all have (yes, you have them too.) Some of them are not so hidden however. They are front an…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 11:17am -
  • Lonely Is The Word
    "A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. They don't set out to be a leader, but become one by the quality of their actions and the integrity of their i…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 11:01am -
  • Strength of the World
    Do you believe you can make a difference in your organization? In the life of your employees? How about your customers, vendors, and other business partners?Do you? Do you believe it deep inside. I'm not talking about the same old rah rah speech you…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 11:09am -

The Chief People Officer

HR Remix

  • Using Silence Effectivley
    Happy St. Patrick’s day all!   Fun fact: Did you know that St. Patrick’s day was not celebrated in Ireland until the 1960’s? Ireland actually spent the day in mourning and bars (gasp!) were closed.  Only in the 1960’s did the country decide…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 11:44am -
  • What Lance Armstrong Taught Me About Ethics and Cost Cutting
    A fact you may not have known about me: I LOVE documentaries. I watch documentaries on all topics: war,  natural disasters, social movements, people, etc;  What I love about documentaries is that a good one can put you in the place of people living…
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  • Work Is Love Made Visible?
    Is work love made visible? I think the answer, in many cases is yes.  How else do you explain the deliciousness of fresh baked bread? A beautifully landscaped yard? A perfectly structured jacket?   Of course there are many people who work in jobs t…
    - 44 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 12:30pm -
  • Embrace It or Change It
    It’s a classic winter day here in Cleveland.  Highs in the 30’s and 8-10 inches forecasted to fall between Sunday and Monday morning.  Along with the snow comes the usual amount of reactions: panic rushes to the grocery store (I thought this on…
    - 58 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 1:37pm -
  • What I’ve Learned
    Today is the seventh and final day of the Your Turn Challenge. I successfully blogged for seven days straight and I have not lost my mind or stressed out too much about it. In fact, after day 3 I got into a little bit of a writing rhythm and discover…
    - 66 days ago, 25 Jan 15, 2:32pm -
  • I Surprise Myself Sometimes
    Here we are at day number 6 of the Your Turn Challenge and I’m still writing.  This may be the first ever blog post I have published on a Saturday.  The last few days I haven’t focused so much on the Challenge questions because I’ve had plent…
    - 67 days ago, 24 Jan 15, 2:22pm -

Talent Culture

  • newPeople Analytics To Boost Engagement And Leadership
    By many indications employee engagement is at a critical point. Across the board, surveys show that engagement is a problem in many organizations, leading to loss of employees, underperforming employees and more. Indeed, Josh Bersin’s research show…
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  • newBe An HR Technology Software Myth-Buster
    It’s amazing sometimes that we actually ever progress beyond wishful thinking and myths perpetuated by us. I’ve been in the HR technology space for almost 16 years now, and we never fail to fail. Meaning, we never fail to hypothesize ... Read Mor…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 7:00pm -
  • new#TChat Preview: The Predictive Power Of HR Analytics
    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). The #TChat radio portion runs the first 30 minutes from 7-7:30 pm ET, followed by the #TChat Twitter chat from 7:30-8 pm ... Read MoreThe post #TCha…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • Why You Should Start A Talent Community Now
    Everyone seems to have a different opinion on what exactly makes up a talent community. Is it the contents of your CRM? Your job board resume database? The collection of people that ‘follow’ your company on LinkedIn. For me, there ... Read MoreT…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 7:00pm -
  • HR’s Predictive Power on Your Customer
    A nurse snarled at me for my 3rd repeated call on my hospital bed. 3 hours past pain medication post-surgery. I sighed… “How did they possibly hire this nurse?”  After a second nurse came in later to administer the WRONG ... Read MoreThe post…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 4:00pm -
  • Using Your Super Powers For Good
    “Life doesn’t happen TO you.  Rather, it can happen BECAUSE of you.  You have far more power and influence than you can possibly imagine.  And once you decide, you can use your power to affect your own life as well ... Read MoreThe post Using…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 1:00pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • Recruiting Animal Show Essentials
    MARCH 2015 25 - @Carmel_Jordan APRIL 2015 01 - @MNHeadhunter 08 - @WilliamTincup 15 - BE A GUEST LIVE SHOW: EVERY WED NOON EASTERN Click here to listen Anyone can call to talk: 646-652-2754 ABOUT THE HOST -- REVIEWS All Show Info -- Intro For Guests…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 7:29pm -

Amplify Talent

  • newBuilding A Magnetic Brand – #EBchat
    Join me and Hootsuite’s Ambrosia Vertesi (@hambrody) this Thursday 4/2 from 12:30-1:30pm EDT for the Employer Brand chat – #EBchat. This week we’ll be tackling the subject – Building A Magnetic Brand. How would you define a magnetic employer…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 9:39pm -
  • Introducing: “The Best Part About My Job”
    “The Best Part of My Job” is a new project highlighting individuals and their career stories. These stories will span across a diverse mix of fields and professions. The audio clips will be formatted into a podcast that will live on SoundCloud, a…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 4:29am -
  • Engagement Analysis: Random Tweets Of Kindness #RTOK
    I spent over 17 hours watch the Random Tweets of Kindness stream last Wednesday 3/11. As the tweets from around the world kept coming, over 4,000 of them from 35+ countries, I read them all. I was moved by the participation and sincerity of the peopl…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 12:55pm -
  • The Return Of “Random Tweets Of Kindness” #RTOK
    Last year I tried an experiment called "Random Tweets Of Kindness". The concept was rather simple. I spent one day recognizing people who had an impact on me in some way. Many of them helped or inspired me personally. Others were people whose work or…
    - 34 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 2:25pm -
  • #truChicago Recap
    [The following is a guest blog post from Brand Amper Co-Founder, Lisa Cervenka] Jason Seiden and I had the pleasure of representing our company, Brand Amper, and acting as correspondents for AmplifyTalent at #truChicago last week. The day started off…
    - 37 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 6:34pm -
  • Inside #TruChicago With Special Amplify Talent Correspondents – Brand Amper
    If you subscribe to the Amplify Talent newsletter, you know I’m a big fan of unconferences like Bill Boorman’s #Tru events and Craig Fisher’s TalentNet Interactive [plug: join me at TalentNet Interactive SXSW next month in Austin]. These event…
    - 42 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 4:39pm -

Strategy Focused HR

  • The 5 Words Leaders Use That Do More Damage Than Good
    The most misunderstood phrase in corporate speak is “People are our greatest asset.”Those five words do more damage than good.That was the hook as I began my speech this week at theGreat Place to Work list announcement in Dubai .I have gotten so…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 7:10am -
  • Calm Down, Don’t Worry: A Lesson in Service From Government Workers
    Mr. Ron, don’t stress yourself out. We will find it. We always do. You will get a call within 24 hours,the policeman assured me.I live and work in Dubai, and I had jumped in a taxi at the end of the day and headed to the mall to pick up an item. W…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 11:28am -
  • What’s a Top-Rate Organization? One That Gives People Keys to the Culture
    “They have a common goal and they have to get there together.”That was a recent comment made by the coach of an NFL team, Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles. His comment that “culture beats scheme” was made in reference to trading one of h…
    - 17 days ago, 15 Mar 15, 8:53am -
  • When It Comes to Employee Wages, We Just Need to Do the Right Thing
    This pay initiative is an important part of our strategies to continue attracting and retaining the best TJX Chief Executive Carol Meyrowitz said in a statement.talent in order to deliver a great shopping experience, remain competitive on wages in o…
    - 27 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 2:52pm -
  • Leading in Today’s Workforce: Let Your Personal Style Come Through
    “You should never be afraid to let your personality and style comes through.”That has been a foundational statement for me during my career.My first job out of college was working in the sales division for IBM. I always tell people that IBM was…
    - 35 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 10:56am -
  • Giving Is the Very Best Workplace Communication
    Sometimes, the best leadership examples come from someone who does not have the lofty titles.We watch in amazement how one tiny gesture ends up giving us the wow factor in multitudes (as the video below shows). Ordinary people, or those in profession…
    - 38 days ago, 22 Feb 15, 6:51am -

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…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:46pm -
  • 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…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 7:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 89 days ago, 2 Jan 15, 3:20pm -
  • 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…
    - 29 Oct 14, 12:07pm -
  • #LikeAGirl: Hire Mo’ne Davis and My Sister
    Always created a campaign addressing what it means to run, throw, and fight #LikeAGirl. When did #LikeAGirl become an insult? As more young girls believe they’re strong and capable, the challenges and obstacles women in the workplace face today wil…
    - 22 Aug 14, 3:10pm -
  • The Bachelorette #MenTellAll: The Ultimate Exit Interview
    Finally. A forum to tell people what is really going on at this company (sort of)! Exit interviews can provide companies with feedback on areas of improvement and offers closure to employees. The concept is a little kumbaya, assuming that all break-u…
    - 22 Aug 14, 3:08pm -

The HR Field Guide

  • Infographic: 'Tis The Season
    The office holiday party can be a highlight of the winter season or a dreaded "event" depending on where and who you work with; and if you work in my office its planning and logistics are a form of initiation if you've joined our team since the previ…
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  • Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three
    As a matter of honesty, I'm historically awful when it comes to test preparation. It's one of those areas that despite knowing the criticality of being at my best, I tend to be lackluster. Give me a project or a team to lead or a strategic challenge…
    - 9 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Guest Post: The Gender Gap in the Legal Professions (Infographic)
    The following is a guest post from John Sinden on behalf of the Washington University in St. Louis' School of Law:In 2010, the percentage of J.D. and LL.B. degrees earned by women, as a total of all degrees earned, reached 49 percent. Although this n…
    - 2 Oct 14, 7:31pm -
  • Monday Morning Wisdom (No. 7)
    This week's words of insight come from one of my favorite commute songs, "Losers" by The Belle Brigade - it's equal parts humility, awesome, and business zen...Header Photo Credit: Steve Wilson via Compfight cc
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  • Employee Wellness is Simply a Matter of Employee Engagement
    This week's #YLLD comes in the form of a #ThrowbackThursday post - dating to April 2013 and an article I wrote, "Employee Wellness is Simply a Matter of Employee Engagement" appeared at TLNT - the tenets I proposed at the time still hold true and mea…
    - 19 Jun 14, 12:51pm -
  • How LinkedIn Has Become My Personal ERP
    Ten years ago SHRM had the notion to create subgroups based on HR specialty (a concept they've abandoned), at the time I'd recently moved from an HR Generalist role into one focused solely on recruitment - it was the job that changed my perspective o…
    - 18 Jun 14, 5:58pm -

HR Nasty

  • Everyday is the Championship day
    Everyday is the Championship day! As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, I took a little over a month to go fly-fishing for Steelhead in February / March. I rented a house in Forks, Washington with a great friend and photographer Brett Seng, and…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 4:53am -
  • Why lay offs are not personal
    Employees remember two things in their career. The day they were hired and the day they were laid off. HR veteran HRNasty provides insight on the impact of a lay off and advice on how to conduct the lay off with respect. The post Why lay offs are n…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 7:12am -
  • Unemployment Benefits explained
    Unemployment Benefits Hello from Forks, Washington. It’s February and this area is a rain forest. Usually the weather in Forks this time of year is sideways rain and snow with rivers on the verge of flooding. In other words perfect winter steelhead…
    - 27 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 4:31am -
  • HRNasty has gone fishin’ for Steelhead
    Gone Fishin’ for Steelhead Sorry I haven’t been posting the last few weeks. To update folks, the company I was working with was sold at the end of December, and I continued to work there through the end of January. This is a great thing for me f…
    - 33 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 6:27am -
  • How to leverage the Seahawks and the Superbowl to increase employee engagement
    Seahawks building Corporate Culture If a company wants to build corporate culture and bring teams together, they could not have asked for a better opportunity than this week. This week is ripe for corporate team building in any company that has footb…
    - 62 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 2:59am -
  • What the Seattle Seahawks teach us about building teams
    Seattle Seahawks and HR lessons learned from the 2015 NFC Championship Here in Seattle Washington, the entire city is fired up about the NFC Champions, Seattle Seahawks going to SuperBowl XLIX. I will be the first to admit that I didn’t watch too m…
    - 69 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 4:43am -

HR Gal Friday

  • Sorry About the Hummus, Minnesota
    HR Gal FridayOk. First thing’s first…I’m the devil for skipping out on blogging for a couple months. It’s been a crazy summer and we’ll get into that more later. For now, though, I am very sorry. Back to the Blog - I’ve been thinking a lo…
    - 16 Sep 13, 8:59pm -
  • Confessions of a Current (and Former) Social Media Whore
    HR Gal FridayThere. I said it. A lot of you already know it. I know some of you have talked about it, so let’s bring it out in the open. My attitude towards social media changes more than my underwear during any given week. Sometimes I feel like ev…
    - 25 Jun 13, 11:02pm -
  • Why Trusting Your Gut Can Go Badly – A Sheriff’s Tale
    HR Gal FridayOnce upon a time, there was a lowly HR assistant, newly tasked with hiring several manual laborers for a factory. The factory was located in a poor neighborhood with not many good jobs available. Most of the people in this neighborhood w…
    - 18 Jun 13, 12:03am -
  • The Day HR Got Real – My Worst Day on the Job
    HR Gal FridayI love Louisiana and, in particular, Baton Rouge. I love LSU even though our governor, Bobby Jindal, seems dead set on stripping all its funding and turning it into a Diesel Driving Academy with a football team. I gripe about mosquitoes…
    - 7 Jun 13, 1:02pm -
  • The Most Important Component of Your HR Career

    - 4 Jun 13, 2:48pm -
  • 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

Christopher in HR

  • newOne Degree
    Performance counts. One of the most common challenges in the workplace is performance management. The very phrase turns many of us off, and then we become confused between appraisal, evaluation and management. Its a headache and who needs a headache.…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Apr 15, 10:26am -
  • Best Blogs 27 März 2015
    Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perh…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 10:18am -
  • Little Things
    Words matter. Not long ago I found myself on a conference call working through a professional association matter. On the other end were people that I knew but just slightly: I like them but didn’t have a great deal of … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:53am -
  • The Power of No
    Like you I tend to stay busy. Work, social life, community activities and so on can lead to many full days. And since I do freelance speaking and consulting as well I can stay in overdrive. If I let my … Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 11:34am -
  • Go For It
    What are you waiting for? In the movie Tin Cup, Rene Russo pines that’s she’s never been with a guy who “went for it.” Linda Hart, turning in an outstanding performance as the former paramour of Rene’s current affections turns … Continue…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:22pm -
  • Best Blogs 20 Mars 2015
    Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perh…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 1:10pm -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • newThe difference between your first thought and your second thought.
    “There is prejudice in the world, without a doubt, but you are looking in the wrong place Joe! You can’t afford to be judgmental in the talent business. I am a businessman, and bias is just bad for business.” This is from a conversation that I…
    - 22 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:41pm -
  • Some resources, recommendations and links…
    A quick post to share a few things that I might not have mentioned here in the past… I have done a couple of webinars with the good folks over at BrightTALK, and they are both available for viewing at your convenience: Team Genius: Do You Understan…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:58am -
  • Inclusion?

    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 8:35pm -
  • What do you think you know about those people?
    Stereotypes (which, unfortunately, a whole bunch of us think we are immune to because we are “good people”) are at the root of a lot of dysfunctional stuff that happens in the space between us. When you believe you know something about someone b…
    - 21 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 3:09pm -
  • Difference makes a difference.
    I get told from time to time that we should only talk about certain kinds of difference. People have actually gotten angry at me for suggesting that diversity means difference (which it does), and that difference takes many forms. If the dictionary o…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 4:37pm -
  • Managing Differences: Extroverts & Introverts
    Source: topmanagementdegrees.com
    - 34 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 6:09pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • newThe Rise of HR
    I recently had the honor of participating in an effort to crowd source real business wisdom about how Human Resource practices sit at the center of some of the most important decisions in business and are rapidly impacting the workplace, … Continue…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Our Shaky Millennial Education Foundation
    It’s the definition of a counter-intuitive statement: the Millennial generation has attained the highest levels of education of any previous American generation, yet on average demonstrates weak skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 1:54am -
  • Deloitte’s HR Wake Up Call
    Deloitte recently released its 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report, their annual comprehensive study of HR, leadership, and talent challenges compiled using data from surveys and interviews taken by 3,300+ HR and business leaders in 106 countries…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 10:30am -
  • Who Really Cares About Employer Branding?
    In a recent report by Universum, a tactical view of how organizations are attracting talent and combating problems is given with some fresh insight. The report: State of Employer Branding is part one a four-part 2020 Outlook series, based on … Cont…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 10:30am -
  • The Recognition Landscape Isn’t Changing Much
    Recognition programs are vital tools in an organization’s total rewards strategy, but beyond the knowledge that “recognizing employees is a good thing to do” we can look to data that back up recognition programs as an important part of an … C…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 10:30am -
  • Automated Workforce Planning: Tactical or Strategic?
    An organization’s most critical assets are its employees. No one bothers to argue against that point any more. An organization’s workforce is also, however, its most expensive asset, and workforce management (the development of employees, retenti…
    - 36 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 10:30am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newCandidate Advice You Should Not Share With Your Candidates
    Back in the 1970s and early 1980s after a spate of run-ins with the law and arrests and general bad behavior amongst members of his Oklahoma University football team, then-coach Barry Switzer was asked by a reporter what he planned to do about better…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • newUPDATE: The Microsoft Band and the Future of Wearables at Work
    Do you wear a fitness tracker like a Fitbit or a Jawbone? Or maybe you are planning to jump on the Apple Watch fanboy train in a few weeks and take advantage of that device's ability to track your activity. Lot's of folks are keeping closer track of…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 208 - LIVE from Ultimate Connections 2015
    HR Happy Hour 208 - LIVE from Ultimate Connections 2015Recorded Wednesday March 25, 2015LISTEN HEREHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Cecile Alper-Leroux, Ultimate SoftwareThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish recorded L…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 12:54pm -
  • Notes from the Road #15 - The Five Guys You Meet in the Hotel Fitness Center
    Back out on the road this week while simultaneously trying to stay (reasonably) healthy and what passes for fit for a person of my stature. This combination of travel and desire to not let the half-dozen Las Vegas trips I have on tap for 2015 ruin me…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 3:47pm -
  • Poker, dating, and responding to email - it's all about the timing
    Good poker players will tell you, at least I am pretty sure they will tell you, that no matter if your cards are good, bad, or somewhere in between, that a smart player will respond and react to the betting action in a consistent manner. If you call…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 1:49pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 207 - CHRO Corner: Laurie Zaucha, Paychex
    HR Happy Hour 207 - The CHRO Corner with Laurie Zaucha, PaychexRecorded Friday March 20, 2015LISTEN HEREHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Laurie Zaucha, PaychexThis week on the show, the HR Happy Hour launched a new series, the CHRO…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 12:44pm -

Women of HR

  • newTrue Grit
    Recently, I stumbled across a compelling book written by Paul G. Stoltz, entitled Grit. He explores the components for extraordinary achievement and what it took to make it happen. I found his exploration compelling, and certainly worth highlighting.…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Actionable Tips to Grow Your Networks
    “It’s not what you know, but whom you know,” is a phrase with which many of us are familiar, and in today’s hyper-connected world it’s truer than ever. The power of one’s network can’t be diminished, an essential part of professional li…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Appreciation Shouldn’t Need a Day…But Sometimes It Does
    Over the past few weeks, there have been a number of days dedicated to recognition and appreciation of various sorts.  Employee Appreciation Day was observed on Friday, March 6th – a chance to “support, thank and reward workers” for their hard…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Warning Letters: What Can You Do If You Get One?
    In many cases, there are signs that can signal a problem at work. If you are not included in meetings, if your boss ignores your calls or doesn’t meet with you, if you learn about changes after everyone else, and if you feel excluded by your co-wor…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Women on Top
    Let me start by saying that no, this isn’t some 50 Shades of Grey reference in an attempt to capitalize on it’s odd popularity. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the impact a shortage of women in crucial management and executive levels can have…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Limiting Mindsets: Do We Set Our Own Glass Ceiling?
    In our personal career path, we can be our own best friends or our own worst enemies.  This is largely due to our mindset and what we believe about our ability.  In working with leaders, I find that people have often set their own glass ceiling. …
    - 36 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

Benz Communications

Recruitifi Blog

  • The Differences Between the Three Main Generations in the Workforce
    WAIT. Don’t click away. Before you go thinking this is another blog post about how to recruit Millennials, I need to clarify. While this post will certainly detail some of the traits Millennials have, this is intended more to trace the e…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:52pm -
  • Maximizing Recruiting Capacity
    Planning for your recruiting cycles can be a major challenge. It’s as much of an art as it is a science to know exactly when half your new college grads are going to quit or when you’re going to have to bring on an influx of contingent w…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 4:28pm -
  • How the Great Recession Affected Hiring
    The Great Recession was a historically difficult time to be seeking gainful employment. Approximately 10 percent of Americans were out of work, with millennials fairing particularly poorly. Companies were forced to reevaluate who was integ…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 2:50pm -
  • Candidate Pipelining is Dead
    The dream of a never-ending pool of candidates that can be constantly replenished is obviously alluring. In this ideal scenario, a new job would open up, and it could be filled almost immediately by just dipping one’s hand into that pool…
    - 35 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 2:33pm -
  • How to Measure Employee Happiness
    In an ideal world, every employee would come to work with a smile on his face. They’d be more engaged, productive, and creative in all of their endeavors, and workplace happiness would be at the optimal level. If you think that sounds l…
    - 42 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 3:11pm -
  • Should Every Company Switch to 'Blind' Applications?
    While many people in the world favor transparency, there seems to be a movement pushing for more anonymization. Whether talking about anonymous messaging services like Yik Yak or anonymous sharing services like Secret, companies are clearl…
    - 47 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 3:49pm -

HR Hardball

  • new“Equal” Is a Stretch
    Guest post by our self-proclaimed “Compensation Geek” Meghann Bedell, hermetically sealed to guarantee freshness. “Equal means equal,” she said. “The truth of it is the older an actress gets, the less money she makes. It’s inexcusable tha…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:55pm -
  • 3 Ways to Retain The Right Employees (Free)
    There’s no doubt that money is a motivator…but how about retention? More importantly, how about retention of the right people? You may be doing everything right, and still see your key talent walk. Here’s three ways to stop your strongest swi…
    - 27 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 9:14pm -
  • Don’t Make It A Habit
    Had another great life lesson smack me in the face (the best kind) just this week. I need to beware (and be aware) of my habits. Allow me to illustrate – I don’t travel an inordinate amount for business,  maybe […]The post Don’t Make It A H…
    - 33 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:06pm -
  • Cupid is Stupid
    It’s the 4th Annual reposting of what was an instant classic. Four years ago my first born (now 13) blessed us with a poem that I vowed to re-visit on an annual basis. Compliments of Jack, my little boy genius […]The post Cupid is Stupid appeare…
    - 46 days ago, 14 Feb 15, 1:15pm -
  • Status Check
    ***Another guest post from Meghann Bedell, our Gen Y Compensation Geek*** Did you think that you finally made it when you got your first salaried position? That’s how I felt too before I became “exempt,” too. I quickly realized that […]The p…
    - 55 days ago, 5 Feb 15, 1:14pm -
  • (H)Road (H)Rage
    I can be a hopelessly frustrated and irritable sort. Nowhere is that more apparent than when I’m behind the wheel. I’m not a road-rager, per se (don’t quote me), but I do consider myself one of the handful of people […]The post (H)Road (H)Ra…
    - 83 days ago, 8 Jan 15, 1:34pm -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • Tim Sackett Day Honoree: Victorio Milian
    Some do it for the glory. Many do not.It's easy to get blinded by the star power of the names in lights to see beyond the marquee to the real stars. The real stars are people who do what they do, not for the glory, but for the experience, for the kno…
    - 68 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 11:45am -
  • 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…
    - 79 days ago, 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 -
  • Learning From Those We lead
    There were times when I thought I knew it all: fresh out of college with a diploma that said I was educated, reporting for my first assignment with a shiny 2nd Lieutenant gold bar that said I was in charge, or stepping into an HR Director role with y…
    - 16 Sep 14, 2:00pm -
  • Taking the Gloves Off: Leaders and HR
    Human resources can be complex, confusing and exasperating. Communications between leaders and their human resources department don't have to be.Unfortunately, they are.  Photo credit: iStock…
    - 2 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Kids, Mind Your Orthodonist: A Day in the Life Sunday
    Anna Curzan, delivered a wonderful TED talk, What Makes a Word "Real." While you wonder if  "hangry," "unfriend" and "multislacking" are real words, let me give three real words that are ignored at your own risk: wear your retainer.…
    - 31 Aug 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

PEOCompare

  • Do Your Underperformers Hide in the Shadow of a Lawsuit?
    It is a simple fact of the modern business world that a lot of managers – mid-level and higher – do not fire obviously underperforming employees for fear of the legal ramifications that may ensue. Bluntly speaking, if you don't, you as a manager…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 1:57pm -
  • Making a Strong Business Case for Hiring a PEO
    Today’s economy has created an intensely competitive business environment in which hiring and retaining the right employees can make all the difference between success and failure in your business. As the economy continues to gain traction, busines…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 3:29pm -
  • Opportunities and Challenges Created by Technology and Social Media in the Workplace
    Last June, at the SHRM2014 conference, I had the pleasure of attending a very enlightening seminar given by Alice Kilborn, JD, on how social media effects an organization and how managers and owners should handle this relatively new business phenomen…
    - 26 days ago, 6 Mar 15, 2:22pm -
  • The Employee vs. Contractor Dilemma – Can You Afford to Be Wrong?
    While it may seem that converting traditional, full-time employees into contractors is an easy and cost-effective way to avoid the new costs of the PPACA, recent court decisions have made the decision very difficult indeed. In addition, there are som…
    - 40 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 3:36pm -
  • 4 Critical Reasons to Consider Outsourced Human Resources
    Human resources tasks like payroll, benefits administration, tax filing, and legal compliance can eat up huge chunks of time. As your business grows, the time needed to fulfill these responsibilities grows as well. At a time when creative strategy de…
    - 50 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • 6 Do’s and 6 Don’ts Following Your Job Interview

    - 58 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 8:27pm -

HR to WHO

  • newMonday Motivation for March 30, 2015
    The post Monday Motivation for March 30, 2015 appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 1:02pm -
  • Happy 10th Anniversary, Rose Tyler
    Today is a celebration! Why? Today is the 10th anniversary of Rose, the episode that brought introduced us to Rose Tyler and brought back Doctor Who.The post Happy 10th Anniversary, Rose Tyler appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:17am -
  • Monday Motivation for March 23, 2015
    The post Monday Motivation for March 23, 2015 appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
  • Should I Call This An Article or a Blog Post?
    Sometimes - maybe even often times - I have a habit of over-thinking things. This is especially true when editing my own writing. Did I say this right or have I said that incorrectly. Do I place a comma here or do I place a comma there? And the quest…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 3:25am -
  • Monday Motivation for March 16, 2015
    The post Monday Motivation for March 16, 2015 appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 16 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 1:57pm -
  • Michelle Gomez to Return as The Mistress in 2015
    Fans of Doctor Who fans have probably - most likely - h […]The post Michelle Gomez to Return as The Mistress in 2015 appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 17 days ago, 15 Mar 15, 2:00am -

Change-Effect

  • newValue destruction
    The economics of the employment relationship are pretty simple. We hire resource, put it together and hope to extract more value from it than we invested. It really is as simple as that. Now that value could be financial or it could be something else…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • HR is UX
    Over the past few years, I’ve written repeatedly about simplicity being fundamental to the future of organisational management. I’m not alone, and increasingly there is a trend to recognise this. You know that when Deloitte starts referring to it…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • The blame game
    I understand your hurt, And your disapproval. I understand why you want to bring this to my attention, And I’m grateful. I understand why you’re upset, And and I can see your anger. I understand why you feel we could do better, And how we could b…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • I. Am. Human.
    Following the last two conferences I’ve spoken at, I’ve received the following unsolicited feedback, “You don’t speak like an HR person” On both occasions, I’ve assumed it was a compliment and taken it as the best bit of feedback I could…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • Feedback….it’s a gift…..
    I once worked in an organisation that was big on feedback. It was hardcore. We had a manager join us from another company and when it came to the annual appraisal, she posed the work equivalent of, “does my bum look big in this?”. She asked, “I…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • The purpose of work
    Over the years I’ve read and heard a lot about meaning in work. Finding purpose in what you do and how happiness can be found in almost anything that we want. I’ve never completely been convinced about these arguments. In the same way employee en…
    - 37 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 8:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • How to Welcome Your New Hire
    If you do your best to woo a candidate to join your team only to throw him to the wolves on his first day, you are potentially setting the relationship up to fail. The last thing you want is for your new hire to leave work on day 1 thinking ‘What h…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • How to Keep A Wellness Program Thriving
    A challenge for any wellness program is keeping the excitement and energy around the program alive and well. The beginning of the New Year is always a great time to kick off a wellness initiative since many of us tend to set personal health goals at…
    - 11 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • How to Evaluate Your Performance Review
    Performance reviews can be a successful tool linked to improved performance and high morale. In addition, they can strengthen the employee-manager relationship…when done well. If you are conducting performance reviews just for the sake of it or onl…
    - 18 days ago, 14 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • How to Communicate Change Effectively
    There is not a secret recipe for communicating change. However, when you prepare effectively, it can be easier (or at least less painful) than you might think. When you have change to communicate with your employees, you must do so carefully to help…
    - 25 days ago, 7 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to Live Your Corporate Culture
    Defining, communicating, and living your corporate culture is a key element in the ‘war for talent’ these days. Organizational culture can be a significant factor when a candidate is deciding between job offers as well as when an internal employe…
    - 32 days ago, 28 Feb 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to Make the Most of an Employee Survey
    When designed and administered successfully, a survey can yield a wealth of knowledge about your employees’ perceptions of the organization. After all, perception is reality. With that said, don’t just have a survey to have a survey. Take your ti…
    - 39 days ago, 21 Feb 15, 1:00pm -

HR Culture Club

  • Job Search Webinars
    Forget changing the margins on your resume and sending it in to job portals where you don’t even get a response. I’m here to bring you all of my best tips to help you land your dream job with 2 job search webinars. Did you know more people get jo…
    - 21 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 7:16pm -
  • Corporate Culture Steals from Quicken Loans
    Quicken Loans made big waves last year, climbing the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work List from #13 to #5, so you know they have some corporate culture ideas you want to steal.  One of the most basic ways they get team members to chug the QL Kool-Ai…
    - 65 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 4:52pm -
  • Office Tech at CES
    In case you’re not familiar with CES, it’s a super big electronic and tech show in Las Vegas supplying all of the new trends to meet your office needs.  While nerds and Sin City don’t often go together, when they do it’s a crazy mishmash of…
    - 77 days ago, 14 Jan 15, 2:53pm -
  • Get Hired + a $4k Signing Bonus (this weekend ONLY)
    This Chick has visited more job boards than she cares to admit. Do you get a job off of a job board? No. You get information about a job, but the odds of getting a job from a job board (like Indeed.com, Monster, etc.) is about 10%. Not to mention the…
    - 29 Aug 14, 7:33pm -
  • Do You Search Your Company Hashtag?
    I’ve been hearing a lot of these days about social recruiting, turning employees into brand ambassadors, and creating a “Your culture is your brand” social media strategy.  I realized awhile ago that not only do companies already have brand am…
    - 22 Aug 14, 8:28pm -
  • Kick Ass Cover Letter that Gets an Interview
    Companies with awesome culture often hire for a cultural fit first and foremost, so throw out what you learned about snoozy cover letters to land an interview by writing a kick ass cover letter.  One thing most companies that care about culture has…
    - 7 Jul 14, 3:35pm -

Accidental HR

  • newEvery day is performance review day
    When I was a kid I remember asking my parents why, if there was a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, was there no Kid’s Day.  I’m sure you can all predict what there answer was…because it’s the same thing I said to my kids when they asked…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Why dancing lessons might improve your performance at work
    The other day I was in the wine store trying to decide whether I was looking for a bottle of inspiration, relaxation, or something to go with chicken.  As I stood there contemplating my choices I realized that they were playing really good big band…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Parting ways
    I remember reading a list of things that Audrey Hepburn put together about beauty tips.  There was one point that struck me, not necessarily because I thought it was accurate, but because I thought…how can I do that? “People, even more than thin…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 1:06pm -
  • Atoning for my sense of humour
    I have often thought that one of the reasons that I have been successful in developing relationships in HR is my ability to look at situations through the lens of other people, whether that’s the manager or the employee.  Of course, it might also…
    - 24 days ago, 8 Mar 15, 1:10pm -
  • Faking it
    I once had a job where I was “spoken to” because I was too calm. A VP came up to my desk and proceeded to detail the latest crisis. This was punctuated with gestures and more than a few f-bombs. I listened to him, took notes, and then said somet…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 2:52am -
  • Employee branding
    You know it’s going to be a tough sell when you have to explain to management  that you don’t mean THAT kind of employee branding. It’s the newest greatest re-discovery of an idea since vinyl records: Employees ARE the company’s brand. A co…
    - 44 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 1:57pm -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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

Stratify

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

Break the Frame

  • newThe Key Difference Between Partial Truths and Whole Lies
    This weekend we had beautiful weather and my son was eager to go outside and kick his soccer ball around.  Instead of going to the park, he ventured onto our tiny patch of green in the back of our house and within a few minutes had kicked the ball o…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 9:30am -
  • Leadership Thrives With the Power of Two
    So many people aspire to be top dog, the Big Kahuna, the CEO, that they cease to realize that sometimes it’s more fun, fulfilling, and energizing to be Number Two.  The person who sits on the top of the org chart does not have a monopoly on influe…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 9:30am -
  • 70 Ways to Be and Do Your Best Today
    It’s easy to convince yourself that you don’t have time to do anything except sleep, eat and go to work with a few minutes thrown in with your kids or significant other so they remember what you look like.  You are shortchanging yourself.  It m…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 9:30am -
  • 7 Quick Hit Changes to Make Life Better – Starting Now
    You wake up early, race to work, meetings all day, come home, “real life” awaits and does not care that you’re tired… and stressed.  Family, friends, laundry all are calling your name and all you want to do is crash on the couch and stare…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 9:30am -
  • Soul Sparks Change Everything – What’s Yours?
    I’ve always been an actress, but post college, I haven’t always had the confidence to audition. I’d take class after class; on camera class, monologues, scene study, you name it. I’d tell myself that I needed another class and I’d be ready…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

  • 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…
    - 17 days ago, 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…
    - 33 days ago, 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 -
  • I was 'one of the boys' and it made me a bitch
    The danger of the boys club is not the fact that there’s multiple men in one space, it goes code red when a girl becomes ‘one of the boys’. How do I know? Because I used to be the chosen one. I was one of the boys with a bunch of guys that I ab…
    - 6 Aug 14, 12:45pm -
  • Forgiving yourself for your full time job
    How amazing are biological rhythms that we just accept, like REM cycles, tides, moons, seasons – flowers that open and close at certain hours of the day. We say “yes of course, these things should have this rhythm because they are from nature and…
    - 10 Jun 14, 2:29pm -
  • When Friction with Leadership Pays
    The 2 key points to working with leadershipA leader acts like a grinding stone sharpener - you know that huge wheel of stone that you hold metal objects to and it sharpens them down to a fine edge? There's some that come with finger guards, some that…
    - 25 Mar 14, 1:17pm -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • new31 Days, 32 Revelations: Growth and Imperfection
    Series Introduction Every year, I like to find a different way of celebrating my favorite day: my birthday. Since I am turning 32 next month (I know…awww…), I’ve decided to share 32 revelations I have had during the course of my life about ever…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:57pm -
  • new31 Days, 32 Revelations: Taking Chances
    Series Introduction Every year, I like to find a different way of celebrating my favorite day: my birthday. Since I am turning 32 next month (I know…awww…), I’ve decided to share 32 revelations I have had during the course of my life about ever…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 7:15pm -
  • 31 Days, 32 Revelations: 32 Fun Facts About Me
    Series Introduction Every year, I like to find a different way of celebrating my favorite day: my birthday. Since I am turning 32 next month (I know…awww…), I’ve decided to share 32 revelations I have had during the course of my life about ever…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • 31 Days, 32 Revelations: Finding My Place In The Universe
      Series Introduction Every year, I like to find a different way of celebrating my favorite day: my birthday. Since I am turning 32 next month (I know…awww…), I’ve decided to share 32 revelations I have had during the course of my life about e…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:08pm -
  • 31 Days, 32 Revelations: Happily Different
    Series Introduction Every year, I like to find a different way of celebrating my favorite day: my birthday. Since I am turning 32 next month (I know…awww…), I’ve decided to share 32 revelations I have had during the course of my life about ever…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 5:39pm -
  • 31 Days, 32 Revelations: Striving For Quality of Life
    Series Introduction Every year, I like to find a different way of celebrating my favorite day: my birthday. Since I am turning 32 next month (I know…awww…), I’ve decided to share 32 revelations I have had during the course of my life about ever…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 4:11pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • #HRPA2015: Why Your Organization Needs More Rebels, Heretics, and Weirdos
    What a whirlwind at the 2015 HRPA Annual Conference this week! On day one, following three keynotes, 2 sessions, lots of coffee, and two after-parties later, I arrived home with a brain full of ideas and an iPhone full of notes. Here’s my first pos…
    - 66 days ago, 25 Jan 15, 5:07am -
  • HR: Organizational Cheerleader or Agony Aunt?
    Note: This post was my contribution to the crowd-sourced ebook This Time It’s Personnel: Humane Resourced 2. The brainchild of David D’Souza, HR pro, fellow contrarian, and spectacular blogger at 101 Half Connected Things, all proceeds from the s…
    - 100 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 1:19pm -
  • I’m Back and Pre-Conference Blogging at LiveHR!
    Hello there! Season’s greetings to you. It’s no secret that I’ve taken a significant break from blogging here at Talent Vanguard in the past several months. Life got pretty busy in 2014 and I suddenly found myself chairing a committee which run…
    - 20 Dec 14, 8:33pm -
  • Networking is Dead. Long Live Networking!
    Those of us embroiled in the ‘war for talent’ often fail to appreciate that this ‘talent’ is made up of individuals fighting their own war for the job they want, or even just a foot in the door. This is the unique ugliness of our modern day l…
    - 24 Jul 14, 11:51am -
  • Live a Deliberate Life, “Beyond the Picket Fence”
    This week, I’m interviewing Chris Taylor, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker, about his first book Beyond the Picket Fence, now available for pre-order. I was intrigued about the message of Chris’s book to live a deliberate life and wanted to know…
    - 8 Jul 14, 11:42am -
  • Everyone Must Be Exceptional
    An explicit focus in almost every area of HR is getting, developing, growing, and keeping top performers. The cream of the crop, the engaged, motivated and committed super star, showering discretionary effort wherever they go like flower petals.   A…
    - 12 Jun 14, 11:00am -

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

  • Vision of a business administration approach to HRM (Paper)
    The following paper, embedded using OneDrive, seeks to explore a business administration approach to Human Resource Management (HRM) based on a literature review. In addition this paper is based on previously published blogs by bringing them together…
    - 50 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 7:48pm -
  • Visueel voorop in HR wordt Ministry of Vision
    Begin 2015 houdt ‘Visueel voorop in HR’ op te bestaan en zal verder gaan onder de naam ‘Ministry of Vision’. Zoals begin 2013 gesteld, ging Visueel voorop in HR in op een (zoek)tocht naar de beste (visuele) tools en praktijken … Continue re…
    - 89 days ago, 2 Jan 15, 7:21pm -
  • Visie op een bedrijfskundige benadering van HRM (Paper)
    In onderstaande paper, ingesloten met behulp van OneDrive, wordt op basis van een literatuurstudie uitgezocht wat de bedrijfskundige aspecten van HRM zijn. Daarnaast is deze paper op basis van eerder gepubliceerde blogs geschreven door deze in same…
    - 31 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • Vision of HR Value Proposition
    A value proposition is a statement that clearly identifies what advantages customers will receive by purchasing a particular product or service. Applied to HR, the HR value proposition is a systemic approach that makes visible and credible the value-…
    - 2 Jul 14, 9:34pm -
  • Visie op HR waardepropositie
    Een waardepropositie is een concrete uitwerking van de gekozen positionering waarmee een organisatie klanten voor haar aanbod probeert te winnen. Een waardepropositie speelt in op de behoeften van specifieke doelmarkten en gaat dieper in op de unieke…
    - 27 May 14, 6:21pm -
  • Vision of tactical management of human capital
    Tactics include the tactical management of an organisation. Tactical management is a plan for the deployment of resources and ways to achieve a particular goal. This plan should contribute to the strategy of an organisation. Strategy describes how…
    - 2 Dec 13, 4:00pm -

HR Bartender

  • newThe Only 3 Reasons to Hold a Business Meeting
    Business meetings are the bane of our professional lives. According to The Muse, managers spent between 35 – 50% of their time in meetings. That’s a pretty significant number. You might be saying, the answer to this is get rid of meetings. But he…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 8:57am -
  • Everything #HR Needs to Know About SaaS
    In our continuing series on human resources and technology, I thought it would be good to cover a term that gets thrown around a lot – SaaS. It’s an acronym for Software-as-a-Service. Many times, when I hear the term SaaS, it’s used in the same…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 8:57am -
  • Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – March 2015
    Where has the year gone?! I feel like only yesterday I was putting away the holiday decorations and now it’s Spring!  Before I know it, I’ll be looking for 2016 Planners. The good news is with Spring comes some great HR events. I’m so looking…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 8:57am -
  • Finding the Right Companies to Benchmark
    It seems like a simple enough question. “What companies should we benchmark ourselves against?” The question was asked in a Facebook group I belong to. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s an easy answer. Benchmarking is the process of compar…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 8:57am -
  • What Do You Want To Be Known For
    I found this website recently. It’s a memorial to all of the products and projects that Google has abandoned over the years. While the site is in French, you immediately understand the point without even looking for the translate button. I think th…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 8:57am -
  • Are You Keeping Up With the Speed of Technology
    There’s lots of talk about skills gaps in the workforce. Today I want to talk about one specific skills gap – digital. I ran across this very good article on the Undercover Recruiter blog discussing some of the strategies we need to employ to bri…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 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 -
  • Employee Leadership
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    - 1 Jun 14, 2:23pm -
  • Leadership Roadmap
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    - 20 May 14, 7:15am -
  • Training and Development
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    - 19 May 14, 3:35am -

Leadership Freak

  • newWhen Work is Unbearable
    Troubling clients, ungrateful teammates, constant pressure, or an insecure boss drag you to the pits. The thought of going to work is nearly unbearable. 12 reasons you hate work: Pervasive dissatisfaction. When everything bothers you, it’s about yo…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:10pm -
  • newSeven Ways to Rise by Letting Go
    Frustration is hoping for change while clinging to the past. The first step into your future is letting go of what stopped working.   6 ways to know you R.U.S.T.E.D. and it’s time to let go: You know its time to change, but you just keep hanging…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:17pm -
  • new12 Ways Successful Leaders Find Energy
    Success requires energy. No energy – no success. Passion is focused energy. No passion – no leadership. The most important thing you manage is your own energy. 7 energy drains: Self-importance. The false belief others can’t survive without you,…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 9:41pm -
  • Solution Saturday: How to Cope with Success
    It’s “Solution Saturday.” Bob sent a private message asking about coping with success. Failure might hurt, but success might be deadly. 4 dangers of success: Failure opens minds; success closes them. Self-deception. Success fools you into be…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 3:52pm -
  • Jack and Suzy Welch on Marriage and Career
    “Where marriages go off the rails is where you get married to your job and you start making decisions with your boss first, and then you come home and inform your spouse.” Suzy Welch Marriage first – Career Second: The most important person in…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 11:59am -
  • Four Things I Wish Bad Bosses Would Do
    65% of the workforce would choose a new boss over a raise.* Bad bosses: Focus on problems. Treat people like tools. Know it all. Isolate themselves. Can’t make decisions. Need the spotlight. Never say thank you. Don’t listen. Fix people. Distrust…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:07am -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newI fired a manager for drinking on the job, my coworker shared my pregnancy news, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I fired a manager for drinking on the job, and now I regret agreeing to be a reference Last year I fired a manager. She had a shocking number of personal setbacks in the 6 months or so before sh…
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Apr 15, 4:03am -
  • newdo I really need to be on LinkedIn?
    A reader writes: I was told recently by a recruiter that not having a LinkedIn profile in the modern age of job applications is like being invisible, as that’s the first place recruiters and HR managers look to research interesting applicants beyon…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 5:58pm -
  • newcan working from home increase your productivity?
    Some managers worry that telecommuting employees will be distracted and less productive, and as a result are reluctant to approve work-from-home arrangements at all or will only approve them in unusual circumstances. After all, their worry goes, can…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:30pm -
  • newI hate work, all of it, with a passion
    A reader writes: Let me first say that this email might come across as whiny and/or juvenile, but I want you to know on the front end that I truly want input and help. Have you ever heard of someone who hates work? I don’t mean hates their job, the…
    - 22 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:58pm -
  • newmanager won’t let me leave on time for physical therapy, what happens after an interview is over, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Manager won’t let me leave on time for physical therapy Recently I had an accident, and the doctor has ordered me to go to physical therapy twice a week, hopefully to avoid future surgery. I h…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:03am -
  • newwhen is it time to leave your first job?
    A reader writes: How long should a person stay at an entry-level job? I’ve been at mine for two years now. Most people here leave after one to three years (we’re a team of 10 research editors). I really love my job but it’s unnerving me that ma…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 6:00pm -

LebHR

  • 5 Great Motivational Books You Should Read
    Who needs motivation? humm, everyone?! It is in fact a key aspect of anyone’s work experience, and life in general. Without motivation, one would sit idle, do nothing, feel depressed. And even though we had previously written many articles regardin…
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  • 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…
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  • How to Become World’s Best Boss: an Interview with Michael Scott
    Who’s better to sit in for an interview with than Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s own Michael Scott, “World’s Best Boss” ?! We arranged to have this great “fictional” interview with Michael (based upon actual quotes from The Office) to learn…
    - 12 Apr 13, 7:52pm -
  • 5 Great HR Blogs you Should Follow
    So you are into the Human Resources field, maybe just entering into this exciting HR career (or as Michael Scott from the office describes HR as they “suck the air out of the room they walk into” .. lol, but that’s just Michael Scott), you migh…
    - 10 Apr 13, 8:12pm -
  • Virtual Workplace 4 Key Tools and Implementation Steps
    As we had defined earlier virtual workplaces and their types, and discussed also their advantages, challenges, as well as their future .. Today we continue this discussion shedding lights on the tools and implementation of virtual workplaces. In esse…
    - 27 Mar 13, 8:05pm -

HR Observations

  • newThe Bottomline on Pregnancy Discrimination
    If you have been paying attention to HR related news at all recently you know that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a ruling on a pregnancy discrimination case. It has been interesting reading the various interpretations that ha…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • newHow Do I Improve Morale? Encourage Employees to Give Back
    Today’s post is courtesy of SocialMonsters.org According to the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), 50 percent of companies offered pro-bono services in 2013 showing an increase of 34 percent from 2010. In addition, 59 percent of c…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • newCaregivers are protected from associational discrimination
    I have written a couple of times about associational discrimination as you can find here and here. What is associational discrimination you ask? Basically it is when and employee suffers some job discrimination because of their association with someo…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Future Friday: Your future workforce needs to be taught correctly
    When you think of your future workforce you need to think beyond just next year. In yesterday’s post featuring The Herman Trend Report it was revealed that educational trends are showing the decline of the numbers of boys going to college. Obviousl…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • Understanding your future workforce today
    Today’s post is a reprint of the Herman Trend Report. I am publishing it because it is important information for all of us as employers, parents and educators. Girls Excelling in Schools Though educators have been working hard for decades to reduce…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • From the archive- Seven Tips on the Value of Vacations
    I am on vacation. I will return tomorrow, assuming I have not won the lottery. In the meantime I have reached back into the archives to find a post on the value of vacations. This, now edited version, originally appeared on July 4, 2012. We are comin…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 11:00am -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • The @LinkedIn video: How to get a job at @Flipkart
    So my colleague Vamsi and I were interviewed by folks at LinkedIn as part of their campaign with MTV India's #GetAJob on what it takes to get a job at Flipkart using LinkedInSo here's the video :)If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 10:04am -
  • The 3000th blog post - reflections on 13 years of blogging
    So I thought I would blog on something special for this post, but then I realised that maybe this should just be a "looking back" post. And as my friend Steve Levy suggested on Twitter @GautamGhosh Or you can write about the pros & cons of being an e…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 3:29am -
  • Stop the spam on LinkedIn !
    I loved LinkedIn. Really. I was an early adopter. My membership number is 18770. (you can find yours by going to your profile page - it's the number after https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id= )I was on LinkedIn before you had profile pics :) Bu…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 4:53am -
  • Reminiscing about my blogging journey at #SMWBangalore #socialmedia
    So yesterday two old blogging buddies Karthik, Manu and I went down memory lanes to talk at the Social Media Week Bangalore on how, what and why we blog - our celeb moments and what makes us continue with blogging in this "real time" age of TwitterHe…
    - 35 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 4:11am -
  • Tweetchat on Blogging with @SMWBangalore #SMWBangalore #socialmedia
    So yesterday I was invited to be a guest at a Twitter chat hosted by the folks at Social Media Week where I would be speaking on 24th FebruaryI thought I should share this with you, my blog readers :) [View the story "Tweetchat about Blogging : Passi…
    - 54 days ago, 6 Feb 15, 5:53am -
  • Free ebook on #recruiting trends in 2015 by @experteerworld - am quoted #HR #tchat
    Here's an interesting resource for you. You can download the free ebook on recruiting trends by Experteer by entering your details here.Yes yours truly was asked for a quote :) And this is what I shared If you want to talk to me about a story or a sp…
    - 56 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 1:28am -

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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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

  • The Office Meddler
    The office meddler can pose as a friend, but act as a spy. Meddling into someone’s business without having their trust is bad while meddling into someone’s business when you have their trust can be good. Why am I talking about meddlers? Because I…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 1:05pm -
  • Them D@#$ #Meerkat people
    2015 is well underway and your brand has a story, good or bad. Meerkat is a new app you are probably already tired of hearing about, unless you are in the dark.In short - Meerkat allows you to live video stream to all of your Twitter followers. Yes,…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 5:53am -
  • Where do energy seekers get their energy?
    Where do energy seekers get their energy? From. You.Workers attached to people in an office have a sentimentality to the people in that work office. Without knowing it, they suck each others energy and leave home tired for the day. The good and orga…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 5:11pm -
  • The Meerkat, The Fools and The Podcast
    Catchy titles with words of power and emotion is an art in and of itself. You read the catchy title and click. The author of the content is happy because he gets more views, but the audience becomes a fool and tricked into reading terrible content.F…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 1:40pm -
  • A Sample – Secret Tech Sauce Podcast
    Marketers and everyday people - There are five basic human senses to pay attention to when marketing your product or service. Sight, hear, touch, taste and smell. Some scientists say they are more, but let's keep it to five for now and here's an audi…
    - 26 days ago, 6 Mar 15, 1:55pm -
  • Here Comes Your Everyday Mud
    Fear is the mud in your eyes.We fear our job will go away.We fear our edge will be lost and someone smarter and cheaper will come along to replace us.We fear someone will be smarter than us.We fear our business will fail.We fear people will not…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 4:51pm -

Upstart HR

  • newEmployee Compensation Challenges: Determining What to Offer
    Recently I asked for some help in preparing for a local session on employee compensation challenges. I had some good responses and wanted to share some of the insights and advice with everyone. I’ll be sharing two blogs on the topic: determining wh…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
  • How to Get 45+ Free HRCI Credits for the PHR or SPHR
    This week I connected with a wonderful person who shared something that I just had to plug here. You know I’m a fan of certification and the benefits it can bring to your career. But once that certification is done you have that teensy, minor detai…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:22pm -
  • Speeding Up Selection, Rewards, Training (and HR in General)
    The other day I received an email from UPitch. It’s basically like Tinder for PR pitches. Still not sure? Here’s the gist: You open the app and see a pitch. Then you have two options: You don’t like it, don’t care, or generally are disinteres…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
  • The Front Line Leader (Video Book Review)
    Recently I read The Front Line Leader by Chris Van Gorder while I was on a flight. Usually when I’m flying I take something fun/entertaining to keep my attention, but I needed to knock down my review pile so I grabbed this one. I’m so glad I did.…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 2:30pm -
  • Five Ways to Assess a Business’s Training Needs
    If you’ve been tasked with conducting a training and development program, it’s important to look at the issue from all angles. This involves taking a deeper look at the role that each individual plays in the organization, and where there are gaps…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
  • How to Ruin Credibility in One Easy Step
    Recently someone asked this question on Quora, a site that I sometimes drop by to help shed some light on the world of HR: If I lie about a past felony on job applications, will the California FCRA keep background checks from finding out? The first t…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 2:15pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Israel and Jordan: A Traveller’s Tale
    The Bloom Girls And Husbands In Israel [It’s been three months since I did my last direct client consulting, and I’m loving the transition to industry observer and kibitzer. I’ve got two major blog post series underway — one on persistent er…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • Modest Rant — No HCM Pain/Rethink/Disruption, Then Little Business Gain
    Don’t Even Think About Getting Innovation Without Disruption [This post evolved from my Twitter reactions to a range of marketing messages and advertorials which make it sound as though their current on-premise customers, as well as the on-premise…
    - 35 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 12:00pm -
  • Modest Rant — HCM SaaS Economics
    With a huge shout-out to Brian Sommer from whose wonderful blog post I “borrowed” this graphic. [The impetus for this post was some absolute nonsense online which sort of equated SaaS to “cloud” (and faux “cloud” at that), then suggested…
    - 39 days ago, 21 Feb 15, 8:30pm -
  • Persistent HRM Object Model Errors Part I — Job And Position
    Objects To The Left Of Us, Objects To The Right Introduction In May 2012, I published a blog post that covered the basics of objects and object modeling — the very basic basics. Assuming you’ve all been studying this topic since then (if you hadn…
    - 58 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 9:20pm -
  • A Bloom’s Christmas: Inventory Management And Retail Retold
    [Disclosure: If you think you’ve read something very similar before, you’re quite right. And you may read an updated version in the future. I learned so much about business, absorbed it through my pores, as I worked at Bloom’s Camera (later, B…
    - 22 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • A Great Miracle Happened Here! — Chanukah 2014 Wishes For HR Tech in 2015
    The Elegant Dreidel I Always Wanted Take Your Chances, Win Some Gelt Have you ever played the Chanukah game of spin the dreidel? Did you know that the four letters, one on each side of the dreidel, make up a phrase that translates to “a great mirac…
    - 14 Dec 14, 11:00am -

HR Success Guide

  • What makes Global Teamwork, Offshoring, Nearshoring & Remote Coorperations so Interesting?
    Author: Hugo MesserIn this article, I would like to share (a short version of) my personal story with you. I have done a short interview with myself:♦ What drew me to this market?An odd...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:53am -
  • Courage Counts
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    - 18 days ago, 14 Mar 15, 7:42am -
  • 10 Common Offshore Mistakes
    Author: Menzo de Muinck KeizerThis isn’t the first article about offshore IT or BPO mistakes, but recent changes in the offshore business require an update.1. ExpectationsMismatching expectations...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 12:57am -
  • Zero Cost Retention Strategies
    Author: Antony XavierIn today's Scenario Retention has become very important and challenging. Many organizations react to the retention issue by addressing it only when a problem arises. When they...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 9:19am -
  • Soaring Offshore Costs & Diminishing Returns
    Author: Gaurav BahadurMore than 90% of Offshore Costs account for Compensation and BenefitsHaving a profitable offshore development center is a dream come true of every entrepreneur. With cost...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 53 days ago, 8 Feb 15, 12:30am -
  • Stop being Aggressive and be Assertive
    Author: Antony XavierI am sure you would have come across many such incidents in real life. There was this person called Mr. Sam who joined the organization through Campus Placement; he was very...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 55 days ago, 6 Feb 15, 12:30am -

David Jackson HR

  • What’s your high score on Twitter?
    What’s your next target for Twitter? 10,000 followers? How about beating your personal best of 32 retweets? And have you finished LinkedIn yet or are you still aiming for that elusive 500+ connections? It is a term that may sound intimidating but,…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 8:52am -
  • Trial by MP3 – SmartPhone Surveillance in the Workplace
    Once again in the UK, football fans have shamed themselves with racist and sexist taunts. They were caught by others who recorded them on smart phones. What does this instant access to recording devices mean for bullying and bad behaviour in the work…
    - 21 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 8:21am -
  • Who are you having lunch with today?
    It’s become fashionable to talk about work as something more than being in the office or being productive from 9am to 5pm. We talk about working flexibly, at home, in cafes and on trains. Lunchtimes, though, are still the territory of the hom…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 8:19am -
  • Where Are All the Men in HR?
    The unasked questions are always the most interesting ones. The question of where all the men are in HR wouldn’t have been asked at one time. ‘HR’ or ‘Personnel’ was a female dominated profession for “obvious reasons” wasn’t it? HR w…
    - 59 days ago, 1 Feb 15, 8:30pm -
  • What HR Can Expect in 2015
    I was interviewed recently by the team over at www.damgoodpensions.com. Here is a copy of the full piece that appeared on their blog. What do you think will be the most important development in HR over the course of 2015? David Jackson: For me the ke…
    - 59 days ago, 1 Feb 15, 7:44pm -
  • Working in the Northern Powerhouse
    In his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer (UK Finance Minister for the benefit of my international readers) made several references to supporting the development of a ‘Northern Powerhouse’. For people who ar…
    - 5 Dec 14, 12:24pm -

Thinking About Learning

  • Mindfulness, happiness and existentialism
    This is my last post on talks from the EQ Summit last week. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Alan Wallace on this topic. What was meant to be a talk on mindfulness became talking about stress, challenging what we accept for ourselves, a challenge…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 8:44am -
  • Myths and interesting facts about neuroscience and EQ
    Myth no 1. If you’re right brained you’re more creative and if you’re left brained you’re more data led There are well researched pieces into how the brain works. Essentially what it finds is that in patients where the brain was cut in the mi…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 8:45am -
  • Motivation, Dan Pink and EQ
    Money is a motivator. It matters and it makes a difference. People want to be paid a fair wage for the work they do and they want to do a good job. Last week at the EQ Summit, Dan Pink spoke about this topic he has delivered time and again. And time…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 8:38am -
  • The long road of EI
    This week I’ll be sharing thoughts from the #eqsummit which was held by Roche Martin and Sheffield Business School. It’s rare I attend an event and enjoy every session of the day. It speaks to the high quality of the content in the programme. The…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 8:31am -
  • The Time to Learn equation
    Greater length of time spent learning + expert lead delivery = something valuable was learned. Or some variation of that is the myth that most of us in L&D will never escape from. I was looking at an infographic we created internally in sharing the s…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 7:30am -
  • The problem with appreciation
    There is a reserve, amongst us English types, that runs quite deep when it comes to appreciation of things and others. It’s almost seen as a weakness, and that is truly baffling. It’s easier to destroy things than it is to create things. Take lov…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 7:35am -

T Recs

  • new#HRTechEurope – We’re All Millennials Now!
    Last week’s HRTechEurope conference and exhibition spanned 2 full days of interesting content and thought provoking presentations, 1500 delegates and lots of fun. There was a blog squad of 21 leading to a range of views and insights as we digested…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 8:18am -
  • Looking for Collaboration and Simplification at #HRTechEurope
    The conversations around HR, recruitment, technology and the future of work move on to Docklands next Tuesday and Wednesday as HRTech Europe rolls in to Town. Always one of my favourite events, the mix of practitioners, theorists, commentators, suppl…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 7:28am -
  • Talking HR Data & Analytics at #HRAnalyticsLDN
    Is 2015 the year analytics finally goes mainstream for the HR profession? A few thoughts: In most areas of our personal and professional lives we now have endless information on which to base a decision. No longer do we invest time and money without…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 7:34am -
  • 21st Century Vacancy, 20th Century Recruitment Process
    Steve received many email notifications of LinkedIn messages, most of them spam, but this one grabbed his interest immediately. It was from a recruiter who worked for a leading global digital brand in his industry and said that his name had been reco…
    - 37 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 11:47pm -
  • Just Another Massive Monday
    It started with Blue Monday. Not the New Order song, but some pseudoscience, with a complex mathematical formula, created to try and sell holidays by convincing us that one of the Mondays in January is the most depressing day of the year – due to b…
    - 86 days ago, 5 Jan 15, 8:09am -
  • The Uberfication of Knowledge
    Johnny refilled the kettle for his second instant coffee of the morning. Still in his pyjamas, he took a glance at his proper coffee machine. It had been about 6 weeks since he and Susan had drawn up their emergency household budget plan, with overpr…
    - 18 Dec 14, 8:26am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • newTell Me About A Time When You Didn’t Suck at Interviewing.
    At its core, recruiting is more or less an exercise in making a good first impression; from the 6-8 seconds the average recruiter (if such a thing exists) spends reviewing a resume to the reported 35 seconds job seekers spend, on average, reading an…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 3:42pm -
  • Holla Back.
    Today over at RecruitingDaily.com, which, as my day job, has replaced this site as the repository for most of my bylined content, Derek Zeller wrote a post about the proliferation of recruiting and HR “influencer” lists. As I edited and formatted…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 8:44pm -
  • Refer Madness.
    Here’s the thing; as sexy as we make social out to be, and as much emphasis as we put on concepts like talent communities and targeted content, the fact of the matter is that what’s new and what’s next isn’t always the most effective when it…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 3:51pm -
  • Big Data Doesn’t Always Add Up.
    I will admit that I am not a leader in any way, shape or form. I have managed as many as a dozen direct reports at once, but the problem is, I’m a solipsist, you see, and would rather execute on my own shit than operationalize others’, which is p…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 12:37pm -
  • You’ve Probably Already Read This Already.
    One of my contributors recently complained, after about six months of blogging, that it was becoming increasingly difficult to say things about recruiting that they hadn’t already said before. I couldn’t agree more. My friend Maren Hogan wrote a…
    - 62 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:41pm -
  • What The Candidate Experience Really Looks Like
    I write a lot about candidate experience, because employers can’t get enough of this stuff. Me, on the other hand, really wish we could stop just saying shit that’s common sense and treating it like some sort of breakthrough best practice. “T…
    - 68 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 9:28pm -

HR Remix

  • Work Is Love Made Visible?
    Is work love made visible? I think the answer, in many cases is yes.  How else do you explain the deliciousness of fresh baked bread? A beautifully landscaped yard? A perfectly structured jacket?   Of course there are many people who work in jobs t…
    - 44 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 12:30pm -
  • Embrace It or Change It
    It’s a classic winter day here in Cleveland.  Highs in the 30’s and 8-10 inches forecasted to fall between Sunday and Monday morning.  Along with the snow comes the usual amount of reactions: panic rushes to the grocery store (I thought this on…
    - 58 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 1:37pm -
  • What I’ve Learned
    Today is the seventh and final day of the Your Turn Challenge. I successfully blogged for seven days straight and I have not lost my mind or stressed out too much about it. In fact, after day 3 I got into a little bit of a writing rhythm and discover…
    - 66 days ago, 25 Jan 15, 2:32pm -
  • I Surprise Myself Sometimes
    Here we are at day number 6 of the Your Turn Challenge and I’m still writing.  This may be the first ever blog post I have published on a Saturday.  The last few days I haven’t focused so much on the Challenge questions because I’ve had plent…
    - 67 days ago, 24 Jan 15, 2:22pm -
  • A Very Cool HR Cat – #timsackettday
    Today is the Annual Tim Sackett day where we highlight the efforts of the regular HR pro. I love that our HR community does this.     We spend a lot of time listening to “thought leaders” at conferences and reading their books but what about th…
    - 68 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 12:30pm -
  • To Get The Job You May Need to Spin A Little
    People are inherently judgy. You. Me. Everybody.   When we have a lack of information we get even judgier.  I’m particularly guilty of that.  I’ve been doing some home repair and seriously questioning the sanity of the people who used to live…
    - 69 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 12:51pm -

101 Half Connected Things

  • newThe #HR April Fool Test
    At some point I’m going to release a book of organisational tests. But not quite yet. To tide people over until that momentous event here is the April Fools Day Test for HR. 1. Sit down and work out the silliest email that your HR Department could…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Apr 15, 7:05am -
  • The bottom of the bell curve
    It’s dark down there at the bottom of the bell curve, probably due to a complete absence of stars. It’s where people go to underperform and make your life harder. There’s nothing practical in this post. It’s about the performance bell curve a…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 9:20am -
  • A ‘could do better’ for Britain’s managers
    Originally posted on Flip Chart Fairy Tales:The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) published its Growth Through People report recently. It’s a wide-ranging review of the UK labour market which brings together lot of useful informat…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 7:46am -
  • The Three Failures of Performance Appraisal
    Originally posted on People Performance Potential:There’s something about performance appraisal that isn’t quite right. Even those teams & organisations that feel they do it well enough sense it may not be good enough… We know there is both mer…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 11:32pm -
  • The Jeremy Clarkson Case: The Views.
    Once every few hundred years there is a defining legal or employment milestone that sets the tone for the generations to come. Magna Carta, Roe vs Wade and Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men would be examples of variable relevance. It is clear from current…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 7:39am -
  • Informality and culture – a true story
    Even if you work in a relaxed environment. Even if you work for an organisation that is all about inclusion and diversity. Even if you hate first meeting people  armed with an agenda and key points to cover, seemingly never getting to know them as p…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 3:00pm -

Switch and Shift

  • new5 Ways to Support a Cause While Growing Your Business
    Taking a social stance can provide a competitive advantage that goes much deeper than a flashy product or an Oscar. It shapes consumer perceptions, creates a trajectory of positive word of mouth, and influences share value and investor engagement....…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • newThe Voice of David – Listen Up Leaders
    Every business has some Goliath over the next hill: giant attrition of talented employees; giant competition in the marketplace; a giant need to control costs; a giant need to expand into a new market.Who are your Little Davids?... Read More»
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • 3 Leadership Lessons from the Dinner Table
    Where do people do their most honest discussion, let their guard down a bit and just talk? At the meal table. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is the time most of us focus on relaxing and enjoying a satisfying meal. So, the obvious question t…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Will Commissioned Salespeople Soon Disappear?
    A new Forrester study predicts that of the 4.5 million B2B sales jobs in existence today, “one million jobs will be net displaced by 2020.” Are salespeople disappearing?... Read More»
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • If Mother Nature Was Your CEO
    Looking at what nature has created over millions of years of evolution to get to the ‘perfect shape’, the designers at McLaren Automotive get their inspiration from animal anatomy, tree branches, blood vessels and river deltas to create some of t…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • What Leonard Nimoy Taught Me About Leadership Over Lunch
    My job: fly to Las Vegas and have dinner with Nimoy at Caesar’s Palace – and figure out how to use him as a spokesperson for the product line. Over the next six months, we talked a few times about his role and how to be effective.... Read More»
    - 8 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 10:00am -

Leadership Freak

  • newWhen Work is Unbearable
    Troubling clients, ungrateful teammates, constant pressure, or an insecure boss drag you to the pits. The thought of going to work is nearly unbearable. 12 reasons you hate work: Pervasive dissatisfaction. When everything bothers you, it’s about yo…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:10pm -
  • newSeven Ways to Rise by Letting Go
    Frustration is hoping for change while clinging to the past. The first step into your future is letting go of what stopped working.   6 ways to know you R.U.S.T.E.D. and it’s time to let go: You know its time to change, but you just keep hanging…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:17pm -
  • new12 Ways Successful Leaders Find Energy
    Success requires energy. No energy – no success. Passion is focused energy. No passion – no leadership. The most important thing you manage is your own energy. 7 energy drains: Self-importance. The false belief others can’t survive without you,…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 9:41pm -
  • Solution Saturday: How to Cope with Success
    It’s “Solution Saturday.” Bob sent a private message asking about coping with success. Failure might hurt, but success might be deadly. 4 dangers of success: Failure opens minds; success closes them. Self-deception. Success fools you into be…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 3:52pm -
  • Jack and Suzy Welch on Marriage and Career
    “Where marriages go off the rails is where you get married to your job and you start making decisions with your boss first, and then you come home and inform your spouse.” Suzy Welch Marriage first – Career Second: The most important person in…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 11:59am -
  • Four Things I Wish Bad Bosses Would Do
    65% of the workforce would choose a new boss over a raise.* Bad bosses: Focus on problems. Treat people like tools. Know it all. Isolate themselves. Can’t make decisions. Need the spotlight. Never say thank you. Don’t listen. Fix people. Distrust…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 11:07am -

Three Star Leadership

  • newBy and About Leaders: 3/31/15
    I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn’t studying “leadership” at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try...
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Mar 15, 7:00pm -
  • newLeadership Reading to Start Your Week: 3/30/15
    Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership...
    - 3 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 7:00pm -
  • Stories and Strategies from Real Life: 3/27/15
    Some of the best learning happens when you read stories about real people and real companies. Read them for ideas, for lessons, and inspiration. This week’s stories and strategies from real life are about Luxury...
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 7:00pm -
  • 10 surefire ways to fail as a leader
    If you want to fail as a leader, here are ten surefire ways. Any one might be enough but if you really want to turn your career into a smoking hole in the ground, you can do two or more of these toxic behaviors into a...
    - 6 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 7:00pm -
  • From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/25/15
    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, 25 Mar 15, 7:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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