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  • Join the #SHRM18 VIP Party List
    The annual 2018 SHRM conference is just around the corner, and for the 8th straight year, Workology is cataloging all the parties, receptions, and events designed to give you a great SHRM experience....Workology is the art and science of work, HR…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 6:23pm -
  • What’s the Difference Between a Job Description and a Job Post?
    You ever read a job post that reads so dry it’s like it came straight out of a company document? So dull that your eyes glaze over and the posting is immediately dismissed from your memory? You...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and r…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 4:17pm -
  • Ep 136 – Future of Work: Workplace Accessibility and Inclusion
    According to the Amplify Accessibility Report from Accenture, people with disabilities can potentially add an additional $23 billion to the global economy. Advances in accessibility technology can...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 5:17pm -
  • The Inclusive and Accessible Candidate Experience Starts with WCAG
    Accessibility is a crucial component of the candidate experience and should be a priority equal to network security. Accessibility is especially important in the candidate application and hiring...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and re…
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 2:17pm -
  • Bullying & Harassment at Work: What’s the Difference & Does It Matter?
    In the #metoo movement, we are seeing more talk about what is bullying and what is harassment. Unfortunately, only one of these is against the law. Bullying, while not against the law, is still...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and rec…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 2:17pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • WEBINAR! Join me > L&D “Selfies”: How To Customize Programs To Make Employees CEO of Their Careers
    Hey Gang!  If you are a leader of Culture, Engagement, HR, Learning and Dev, don’t miss this one.  I’m happy to host this webinar:  L&D… Continue reading → WEBINAR! Join me > L&D “Selfies”: How To Customize Programs To Make Employees C…
    - 12 days ago, 9 May 18, 3:42pm -
  • 7 TIPS TO PREVENT LONELINESS – THE NEW WORKPLACE CRISIS
    *My post below, in its entirety can be found on the Globoforce blog as well.  Check them out for great content too! -DB  After 20… Continue reading → 7 TIPS TO PREVENT LONELINESS – THE NEW WORKPLACE CRISIS
    - 63 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 4:10pm -
  • 5 Reasons To Attend #WorkHuman 2018
    Hello DBHR Friends! I will have the pleasure of attending the Globoforce Workhuman conference this April 2-5, in wonderful Austin, TX. See my VLOG below… Continue reading → 5 Reasons To Attend #WorkHuman 2018
    - 75 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 2:30pm -
  • The HR Rebellion Includes Engaging Employees. Here’s A New Playbook To Help You.
    Rebels are few and far between.  But when they stick, they stick. Rosa Parks, David Bowie, #metoo leaders, Galileo, the Star Wars Rebel Alliance, Abe… Continue reading → The HR Rebellion Includes Engaging Employees. Here’s A New Playbook To He…
    - 83 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 6:06pm -
  • Must Read HR Blogs: Feb Carnival Of HR
    DBHR Friends —  My job is to save you time.  One of my goals is to introduce you to great HR pros, content and tips… Continue reading → Must Read HR Blogs: Feb Carnival Of HR
    - 89 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 4:53pm -
  • #WorkHuman: Can Harassers, Like Shaun White, Be Forgiven in #Metoo Era?
    To learn, discuss and listen to question’s like this, you must join me at this year’s WorkHuman Conference.  Also, at the bottom of the post… Continue reading → #WorkHuman: Can Harassers, Like Shaun White, Be Forgiven in #Metoo Era?
    - 94 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 3:58pm -

Sagacity | HR

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

Micheal Vandervort

  • Questions and Answers in Difficult Times
    Questions and Answers in Difficult Times  I’ve been thinking about questions and answers a lot the last few days.  I’ll come back to that point in a bit. SHRM has C-suite level executives as keynote speakers at their National Conference and Exp…
    - 60 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast
      Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM Nat…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 7:51pm -
  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -
  • You need to be at WorkHuman 2018
    Only Two Days Left to Save $300 on WorkHuman 2018 Have you heard of WorkHuman?  If you haven’t, you should check it out.   It’s an event. It’s a movement.  It’s among the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended. If you know about WorkHu…
    - 29 Dec 17, 8:54pm -
  • WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31
    Brene Brown and many other terrific speakers coming to WorkHuman2018 in Austin April 2-5, 2018! Rates go up on October 31st. Use code WH18INF-MVA to save $300! https://www.workhuman.com/  The post WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31 appeared…
    - 30 Oct 17, 8:31pm -
  • How can HR help in Houston?
    How can HR help in Houston? There are a lot of things you can do besides just donating $10 to the Red Cross via text. See if your company has a matching program and make a donation. The organization I work for made a donation to the American Red Cros…
    - 29 Aug 17, 4:50pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • Thursday in the Trenches- Meet Small Business HR Leader Kacey-Neille Ennis
    We are fortunate enough to have a global audience and client base here at Acacia HR Solutions. Even though much of our content is US focused, we do work with international firms, typically those hiring employees in the US for the first time, and alwa…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • Introversion is Not a Weakness – The Speech I Give in Every Myers Briggs Workshop
    Out of all the differences in personality type, I believe the difference between introverts and extroverts cause the most confusion and discord. Because this personality trait has the most direct effect on how we interact with others, not understandi…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • Machine Learning and Why Change is Hard for HR
    On Monday night I had the pleasure of attending an event put on by Eightfold.ai. Eightfold is a fairly new player in the HR tech space. Their system works alongside your ATS and/or HRIS to mine millions of data points to allow you to make better tale…
    - 11 days ago, 10 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • Why Your Leadership Development Program May be Failing
    Those who work in medicine, IT or for the government share one commonality with HR professionals they may not know about. The fact that whenever we meet someone new and they find out what we do, they immediately have questions. Not the I’m interest…
    - 14 days ago, 7 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • The Best Sourcers and Brand Advocates Already Work For You
    One of the most common calls we get for HR project work centers around recruitment. We are currently starting projects helping clients automate and streamline their recruiting process with software readily available to them. I talked about this proce…
    - 18 days ago, 3 May 18, 1:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • BattleBots: Attraction, Retention and Employee Benefits
    Yesterday, as is often the case, there was a good discussion in the HR Open Source Facebook Group. A group member posed a question stating she was looking for creative ideas as her company wants to offer additional benefits/perks beyondThe post Batt…
    - 12 days ago, 9 May 18, 11:18am -
  • A Primer on Gender Friendly Conference & Event Swag
    Back in the day I worked for an organization that was quite keen on holding team retreats. These were off-site business affairs held at a somewhat centrally located resort or venue that could accommodate business meetings, dinners and frivolity forT…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 11:43am -
  • The Dangers Inherent in “Keeping Sweet” at Work
    There’s a mantra, a commandment really, amongst certain religious fundamentalist groups that women and girls should always “keep sweet.” While the concept seems to have originated in polygamous/FLDS cults society, it has reached into other patr…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 11:34am -
  • The Precariousness of a #WorkHuman Journey
    It’s just after 2 PM on Day 2 (and a-half) of Globoforce’s WorkHuman event in Austin and I just walked back over to the Convention Center from my hotel. This hotel, which officially opened within the last several weeks, has aThe post The Precar…
    - 47 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 7:44pm -
  • March Madness Circa 2018 – #HRCarnival
    Brackets? Meh. A few years ago I participated in a March Madness pool with not much interest in basketball and nary a clue about college hoops. It was a travesty of epic proportion and, as I recall, I ended upThe post March Madness Circa 2018 – #H…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Mar 18, 11:36am -

HR Tech Girl

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

PeopleGoal Blog

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

The Savage Truth

  • Sixty Savage Seconds – My biggest tip for recruitment newbies
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘My biggest tip for recruitment newbie…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 9:09pm -
  • Recruitment. The best it’s been for a decade!
    Three years ago, in response to a barrage of predictions that the recruitment industry was on the verge of destruction, I wrote a piece called ‘Agency recruitment is not dying. It’s growing.’ And it was. And it is now too. I have done a quick r…
    - 14 days ago, 7 May 18, 8:00pm -
  • I went to Dublin to talk ‘leadership’. And the craic was good!
    I just got back from Ireland. A huge week of recording 20 hours of recruitment training for the Social Talent Training Platform (Launches 10th May, look out for that. Speak to Richard Bromhead) But also two big presentations to the local recruiters o…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Apr 18, 8:00pm -
  • New Savage Masterclass for South Africa!
    Savage Sell   
Sophisticated selling for the Modern Recruiter This series of half-day master classes will be held in July 2018, in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Last year ‘Savage Sprint’ sold out,  so please – book now! And it’s sha…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 7:03am -
  • Taking a recruitment start-up to $60 M and a public listing.
    This Podcast will be of interest to business builders, and those planning an exit. In Part 1 we cover: From Start Up to $60-Million. Surviving the 1990 Australian Recession. Leadership under fire. People Management and Coaching From Recovery to Publi…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 9:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – The thing about candidates you need to remember
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘The thing about candidates you need t…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 9:30pm -

HR Ringleader

  • Is Your Health at Risk From Your Work Culture?
    It's imperative that you seek to understand what really drives your own behavior, as well as your teams' behaviors. Don't rely on what you think you already know.  ASK them what is causing their stress.  You may not be able to solve for everything,…
    - 19 days ago, 2 May 18, 3:12pm -
  • Take Control- Stop Feeling Burned Out At Work!
    Employees begin to care less as their burnout grows. You may see decrease in productivity or in the quality of the work product. This also hits the company's bottom line in a negative way. Read More ...
    - 84 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 10:16am -
  • The Dangers of Loud “Business Talking” in Public
    It can be a career-ending move to share the wrong information in public. Don't make the mistake. Read More ...
    - 96 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 3:29pm -
  • 3 a.m. Eternal- Are You Waking Up In the Night?
    Adults have always had stress and things to worry about, but with the state of our world, our political climate, our workplace demands and our family and personal situations, it seems that the attempt to handle it all means that more of us are waking…
    - 98 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • Surround Yourself With a Team of Rivals
    The idea that "having rivals on a team will disrupt things" is correct. But, it leads to a more calculated approach to the goals and can even push innovation or creativity in ways you'd never expect. Read More ...
    - 16 Jan 18, 2:38pm -

People Equation

  • 7 Reasons Leaders Should Focus on Developing Employee Soft Skills
    Why are we still talking about the importance of leaders developing employee soft skills? Here’s why: the more that automation in all of its forms become part of our daily work lives, the more we need to bring to bear the one thing that a machine w…
    - 42 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 10:30am -
  • Lead Like a Human, Not a Manager
    In today’s fast-paced world of business is it possible to bring humanity back to leadership? A new book backed by research and co-authored by a Harvard Business Review contributor aims to answer that question for you. In The Mind of the Leader: How…
    - 69 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 10:30am -
  • Leadership Tips for Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace
    “I asked you here today to let you know where I’ve been for the past month. I was in a mental health facility.” So began a conversation with a colleague that I admired tremendously. His confession surprised me; we had worked on a long-term proj…
    - 77 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 11:30am -
  • Leaders Who Know When to Shut Up Get Better Ideas from the Team
    For many years, I worked with a highly effective (and very respected) leader named Jack, who at the time was a senior executive at a large insurance company. After working together on a few corporate projects, Jack asked me to lead a three-day strate…
    - 84 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • Renewing Your Leadership Purpose with Compassion
    Years ago, when I was a 23 year old assistant human resources manager at a department store, one of our sales associates suffered a heart attack and died while at work. At the time, I was out of town, attending my grandfather’s funeral. Upon my ret…
    - 91 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • Real-World Ideas for Developing Your Team
    What does internal career mobility look like at your company? Maybe it’s a fancy program spearheaded by your HR or talent development team. Or maybe it’s a boot strap operation with limited funding. Providing your employees with “career mobilit…
    - 96 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newManaging Change in HR and TA – What Would Sackett Do?
    Hey gang! On May 21st (this upcoming Monday) there is a free online virtual summit around change and innovation. I was invited to participate and you can hear my interview on thoughts around innovation in HR and Talent Acquisition, as well as, how I…
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 12:55pm -
  • “In Transition” Isn’t Helping You Find a New Job!
    I know you’ve seen this on resumes and profiles over the past few years! Someone is looking for work and they title their profile “In Transition”. Quick – without taking five seconds to think about, be honest, what do you think when someone s…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 12:55pm -
  • Career Confessions of Gen Z: Is Humor Generational?
    Growing up, I had to deal with many instances of embarrassment. Not only was I a normal awkward pre-teen that had braces and didn’t know how to talk to people, I also had Tim Sackett as my father. As many of you know, my Dad has a very interesting…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 12:55pm -
  • The Best HR Technology Conference on the Planet is Happening in Vegas!

    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 9:55am -
  • Every New Leader Has Two Things!

    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 12:55pm -
  • Does This Sweater Make Me Look Fat?
    I’ve got a bit of a problem. I love buying new clothes, jackets, and shoes. You see, I’m kind of built like a fire hydrant. Picture a fire hydrant in your mind right now. Not very sexy is it! So, I compensate, not by eating a great diet and worki…
    - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 12:55pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • Are You CHASING or BEING CHASED by Employers?
    In 2007 I lost my job.  I didn’t hit quota.  I was put on a P.I.P. (Performance Improvement Plan) and I didn’t make the numbers I was supposed to make.  I worked hard.  I put in the hours.  I just didn’t meet their expectations.  Looking…
    - 1 Feb 18, 2:53pm -
  • The CANDIDATES Are Just Not That Into You!
    I remember dating.  Sometimes it was fun, and other times I think I remember feeling like I would rather be locked in my room than to be on that date.  Usually I knew pretty quickly if there was chemistry or a match.  I can’t imagine doing it ag…
    - 15 Jan 18, 9:01pm -
  • Before You Say “YES”, Ask These 5 Questions
    As a recruiter, I encounter candidates in different stages of their job search. I talk to people who haven’t looked for a job in years, and I also talk to people who change jobs regularly. It could be personal preference/choice, or it could or it c…
    - 18 Sep 17, 3:32am -
  • SALES SPOTLIGHT- Jason Bagshaw- What it takes to be #1
    This week I have the great pleasure of interviewing Jason Bagshaw of Deltek.  Jason is one of my very good friends and quite honestly one of the hardest working and most successful salespeople I know.  His answers are spot on and it is obvious to m…
    - 20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • 30 Minutes is NOT Long Enough to Interview with the Hiring Manager
    Let’s talk about the interview process for a minute. A recruiter scours the internet for the right candidates. They call the competition. They look through all of the applications. They work very hard to make sure they are identifying the right tal…
    - 12 Jun 17, 3:00pm -
  • SALES SPOTLIGHT: Bill Gostkowski
    A couple of weeks ago Bulls Eye Recruiting highlighted 3 traits that all successful sales people have in common.  I discussed that I would be highlighting sales superstars and what differentiates them from the pack.  I had the honor and privilege…
    - 31 May 17, 5:13pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • Pre-Boarding and the Importance of Human Connection in the Workplace – A Q&A with #SHRM18 Speaker Cecile Alper-Leroux
    As part of our coverage of the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, each of the official bloggers is once again conducting Q&A’s with session speakers.  When I saw this speaker’s name on the list, I knew right away she was the one I wanted…
    - 13 days ago, 8 May 18, 11:26am -
  • How Busy Female Professionals Can Reduce Stress and Focus on Success
    For women with busy schedules, finding ways to focus on physical and mental health can be next to impossible some days. If you’re a professional who has many appointments to keep up with and responsibilities to take care of, you may find yourself a…
    - 20 days ago, 1 May 18, 11:00am -
  • 3 HR Strategies to Bridge the Gender Leadership Gap
    We all know the statistics at this point: Women represent 52 percent of the total U.S. population but only 20 percent of C-suite roles, the Fortune 500 list includes only 32 women (just two of them women of color), and entry-level women are 18 percen…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Beyond Bereavement Days
    Recently, I came across an article from The Society for Human Resource Management that reports the average employee is only allotted 2-4 days off after a death of a loved one. My stomach churned as I went over the sentence again, making sure I had re…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • The Myth of “Culture Fit”
    Company culture is a priority that is becoming more and more important to companies and HR professionals.  In fact, the “2018 HR Trends Report” from McLean & Company cites culture as now the number one priority for the companies surveyed.  So t…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Courageous Leaders, Courageous Workplaces #WorkHuman 2018
    Courage. What does that word mean to you? Does it evoke images of great, daring deeds?  Of facing a perilous situation head on with no regard for one’s own safety and well-being, like a fire fighter barreling head on into a blazing inferno? But do…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHRExaminer v9.20
    Jeff Dickey-Chasins highlights how Google and Facebook’s new offerings have made dramatic changes in job discoverability. Read, How Job Seekers Discover Jobs is Actually Changing. Heather Bussing explains how technology Product Managers a…
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • newHR Tech Weekly: Episode #172: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    John and Stacy discuss Stacey’s presentation on GDPR and Data Trade Wars at UNLEASH AMERICA, LinkedIn to roll out 1-click apply, HireVue Acquires MindX (AI-Based Talent Assessments Suite), Parsable secures $40M investment to bring high tech to desk…
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 11:30am -
  • Where People and Tech Collide
    Why should you care about product managers? Because these are the people designing how you work.
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 11:30am -
  • HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #276: Matt Hendrickson
    John Sumser speaks with Matt Hendrickson, Founder & CEO of the Ascendify talent acquisition platform. Matt founded Ascendify to help talent leaders at global companies simplify their complex talent management and recruiting systems.
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • HRIntelligencer v2.18
    "As I observe the unfolding of intelligent software, I'm noticing that the great video content on the topic is not being widely shared. This week, we feature Rob Miles, a British AI theorist." - John Sumser
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 11:49am -
  • How Job Seekers Discover Jobs is Actually Changing
    "Now we are entering a new age of discovery. Yes, candidates are still discovering job sites via search engines – but Google has ‘regularized’ the job posting, punishing those that don’t follow their schema, and rewarding those that do." - Je…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 11:30am -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • MSP On Deck Podcast #18: Minneapolis Tech Events, Minnesota Funding News And Amazon Growing Minneapolis Office
    After a 2 month or so hiatus because of vacations (not mine), work schedules (sort of mine) and a freak spring blizzard during Minnebar… it was good to see Kathy, Casey and the mic’s again. Which as we start the...
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 9:36pm -
  • Minneapolis And St Paul Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Sourcer - Full Time Job - Target Recruiter - Full Time Job - HealthFitness Sr Recruiter–Technology - Full Time Job - Target Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job...
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 5:07pm -
  • A Bunch Of Thoughts… Minneapolis And Amazon HQ2
    NOTE: over the past months I had started writing a bunch of posts relating to Amazon HQ2 and did not finish any of them. Most of the time I was frustrated. I’ve clearly been vocal be it on the MSP...
    - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 4:09pm -
  • 30 Days With phData
    Being a Fueled Collective (formerly CoCo) member I have been watching phData the last couple of years grow its staff and footprint in the space. A couple of months ago I reached out to a member of the leadership team...
    - 13 days ago, 8 May 18, 1:03pm -
  • Minneapolis And St Paul Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Manager Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job - The Schwan Food Company Director Of Diversity Recruiting Strategy - Full Time Job - UnitedHealth Group Recruiter - Full Time Job...
    - 14 days ago, 7 May 18, 12:02pm -
  • Minneapolis And St Paul Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - People Incorporated Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job - Abbott Talent Acquisition Partner - Full Time Job - Adolfson &...
    - 23 days ago, 28 Apr 18, 3:54am -

Fistful of Talent

  • Learning & Development – It’s Really About $$$

    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 8:18pm -
  • Using Assessments in Your Recruiting/Talent Process for Good – Not Evil
    Do you use assessments in your company’s recruiting/talent platform?  If you’re like most of us on the HR/recruiting side, you probably fall into one of three camps related to assessments.  Check it out: 1–You love assessments.  You’re kin…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 2:32pm -
  • Building A New Careers Site? Here Are The First Steps You Need To Take
    Let’s face it – your careers site could probably use some revamping. Heck, you may not even have a careers site to begin with; just a sad ATS page for candidates to land on when they click “Careers” or “Jobs” on your corporate website.…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 3:11pm -
  • I Love This Place! …Wait, I Got Screwed!?!?
    You found a new gig and you’re excited about it. During the interview process, you developed immediate chemistry with the hiring manager/now boss, so much so that you decided to take a bit of a risk. You would have liked to receive a bigger offer,…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 1:29pm -
  • 3 Questions You Should Ask Your Employees From Time to Time
    Think about all the questions you ask an employee before they’re hired (also known as a candidate): questions to get to know who they are, what experience they have, how they might fit into your organization. Now think about all the questions you a…
    - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 1:24pm -
  • Wanna Recruit Me? Appeal To My Inner Cat-Lady
    Yeah, I have a cat. I brought her home one day (then a kitten) without asking my husband. Needless to say, he wasn’t happy.  But guess who is still with us 4 years later? My cat. So, why do I love this cat so much?  The answer is simple: she love…
    - 11 days ago, 10 May 18, 3:28pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

  • One Of Many Things HR and Business Can Learn From The Khan Academy
    I am fairly confident the majority of parents fell into one of two camps this past Sunday. The first camp would represent parents who had purchased school supplies and school clothes weeks ago and were able to relax Sunday evening … Continue readin…
    - 5 Sep 13, 12:59pm -
  • Before saying your software sucks look around…feelings
    I have the best job in the world.  Each day I get to meet with organizations that have a vision, a purpose and a goal in mind – leverage technology in new and exciting ways to change the way business … Continue reading →The post Before saying…
    - 21 Jun 13, 10:46am -
  • Do you suffer from Nomophobia? Your workforce does and you should leverage it
    Working with CHRO’s and HR and IT leaders around the world is constantly interesting.  As technology changes and business drivers change, so does the expectation of leaders that vendors are following these changes in lockstep.  While the assumpti…
    - 6 Jun 13, 1:02pm -
  • Sunday Sermon – How To Raise A Tech-Savvy Kid
    Sunday’s are a great day to reflect on how we are doing in all aspects of life.  Our families, our kids, ourselves and prepare for another killer week ahead as we work towards a purpose in our careers. After finishing … Continue reading →The p…
    - 2 Jun 13, 4:34pm -
  • The “NEW” Org Chart
    Early this morning, I was directed to a great video from a blog of a colleague in the industry that I appreciate every time he speaks up, James Mayes.  Here is a link to the blog that got me thinking … Continue reading →The post The “NEW” Or…
    - 14 May 13, 11:43am -
  • Change Management – Managers Are The Key
    Every HR/Workforce technology project for the last 20 years has had a change management aspect to it.  Most of these efforts could be described with bullets like below: Training Job Aides Webinars Posters Readiness Assessments And while these are im…
    - 23 Apr 13, 11:54am -

HR Gazette

  • The HR Manager of the Future: Five Skills
    There are many factors that contribute to the success of a company, one of those is the HR department. For HR to be efficient, effective and valuable, there are skills that have to be acquired. In the future, more skills become more valuable assets t…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 12:55pm -
  • Hiring Mistakes You Must Avoid
    5 Recruitment Strategies Mistakes Companies Make All Too Often Quality talent acquisition depends a lot upon recruitment strategies devised by companies. With creative strategies in place, you can reach out relevant candidates quickly. It will also r…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 1:46pm -
  • A Balancing Act: How to Connect with Employees
    How to be a Great Communicator: Connecting with Your Employees Connecting with employees while maintaining a professional distance can be a struggle in the modern workplace. On one hand, you want to share enough of your experience with them to foster…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 12:39pm -
  • Office Efficiencies: Four Ways to Ensure Your Inkjet Printer is Well-Kept
    Four ways to ensure your inkjet printer is well-kept Purchasing any printer, whether for home or office use, can be a big investment. So, once you’ve added hardware and consumables to your total spend, you’ll want to take good care of your device…
    - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 11:46am -
  • Top Trends Reshaping Human Resources
    Being a Human Resources pro today is one of the most challenging areas in a business given the various changes in talent acquisition and management. HR leaders are facing a plethora of challenges today and therefore need to be very creative to ensure…
    - 11 days ago, 10 May 18, 12:15pm -
  • Employer Brand – The Importance of Your Job Description
    In today’s candidate-driven market, employer brand is more important than ever. Employer brand is how employees, public, and job seekers alike perceive what it’s like to work for your company. Right now it’s one of the most important factors in…
    - 13 days ago, 8 May 18, 10:07am -

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

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

Everyday People

  • newBe A Door Opener !!
    Recently, it seems like Linked In has unlocked some vault of invitations. I’m not complaining, but it’s a bit daunting to get a constant stream of requests to connect. I’m not an “open networker”, but I am very comfortable in making connect…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 May 18, 11:55pm -
  • HR Like An Artist !!
    I don’t consider myself a “typical” male. I have many interests and enjoy all of them. I can talk sports with the best of them, but I don’t limit myself to sports alone. I love engaging in conversations about politics, religion, music, travel…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 12:40am -
  • Doctor, Doctor !!
    This past weekend my amazing daughter accomplished something 21 years in the making !! (if you start from Kindergarten) She earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. To say that my wife and I are proud would be…
    - 14 days ago, 7 May 18, 12:02am -
  • To Blog Or . . .
    . . . not to blog. That is the question. Whether, ’tis better to keep your thoughts to yourself. Or, to take the chance to put yourself out there for people to critique.” (With apologies to William Shakespeare) I’ve been blogging on a weekly ba…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Apr 18, 10:59pm -
  • Glory Days !!
    This past weekend I traveled back to my hometown for a sobering event. The father of a dear friend of mine from high school passed away. I know this isn’t unique to any of us because we will all face the loss of those who are close to us at some ti…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 12:00am -
  • Just Ask !!
    This past week I had a business owner from another town reach out to me for advice. That may not seem odd to you, but this isn’t that common for most folks. Let me give you a little background. We’ve met once or twice in passing at HR conferences…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Apr 18, 11:18pm -

Workplace Diva

  • Dealing with Co-workers Who Don't Plan Ahead for Childcare
    Summer is almost here, which means at least one of your co-workers will realize they still haven't planned out their summer childcare arrangements, and all of the day camps are full. Oops. Let's talk about the co-worker whose childcare arrangements a…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 5:51pm -
  • The Self-Employed Think the Robot Revolution Won't Hurt Them
    Many employees are worried about artificial intelligence entering the workplace. No, I'm not talking about the 20-something Millennial your company hired last week; I'm talking about real robots here!But there's one group of workers who think AI in t…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 7:06pm -
  • Blast From the Past: Trying to Keep a Calendar in the Trump Era
    Do you feel like the future can't happen fast enough, but the past can be hard to remember?I was trying to remember when I had my last dental checkup, because it felt like months had passed since my last one. My last checkup was in...January? I must…
    - 11 days ago, 10 May 18, 3:19pm -
  • Study Finds Our Fear of Workplace Robots Could Be Hurting Our Health
    Do you quietly worry about robots stealing your job?A fascinating Ball State/Villanova University study reveals that employees are worried about the metal ones coming for their jobs, and all this worrying could be impacting their overall health!Resea…
    - 12 days ago, 9 May 18, 6:03pm -
  • Are Employees Who Wear Cold Shoulder Tops Getting the Cold Shoulder for Promotions?
    The weather's getting warmer, and that means more tank tops and fancy flip-flops at work. But could your cold-shoulder blouse mean you'll get the cold shoulder when it comes time for a promotion? OfficeTeam recently surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. offi…
    - 13 days ago, 8 May 18, 7:24pm -
  • Your Napping Co-worker Doesn't Think You Should Get to Nap, Too
    Do you ever nap at work? A new survey from mattress company Amerisleep finds we're happily grabbing a few Zs at work, but we look down on the co-workers who dare to do the same thing! Our computers aren't the only thing we're putting on sleep mode: O…
    - 18 days ago, 3 May 18, 7:21pm -

Corn on the Job

  • new5 Phone Screen Tips for A Casino Job
      You’ve done your homework and you’ve decided to pursue a career in the casino and gaming industry. You’ve spent time on building your resume and after applying you’ve now heard back from the recruiter and they want to phone screen you. The…
    - 2 days ago, 19 May 18, 10:27pm -
  • Career Progression: How You Can Enhance Yours
    Pixabay Advancing up the corporate ladder is always tricky, and there never seems to be a quick fix for it. You want to give yourself opportunities, but you have to make sure you are well positioned to be able to progress properly. This means advanci…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 1:05pm -
  • Some Ideas For Struggling Jobseekers
    Picture Source Whether you’re a recent graduate or you’ve been bouncing between jobs for years without being able to find something you truly like, it can be difficult to find the perfect career. That doesn’t mean there isn’t one out there fo…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 6:24pm -
  • 5 Resume Tips for Landing a Casino Job
      Are you looking for your next casino job? Are you switching careers and planning to target a move to the casino industry? Having the right resume, targeted for the casino industry will be a priority for you to land the best job possible. This blog…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 5:18am -
  • Professional Drivers: In Demand, Paid Well and Progression Rich
    It might surprise you to learn that there are huge shortages across the professional driving industry – despite the ever present need to transport people and goods from A to B. According to USA Today, there are 60,000 trucking job vacancies alone…
    - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 4:52pm -
  • How to Write a Marketing Resume?
    Marketing is all about presentation. It’s that main factor which acts as a magnet and attracts every other customer to buy a certain product. Generally, every business needs a marketing team to effectively advertise its products or services and ste…
    - 11 days ago, 10 May 18, 1:10pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

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

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

The HR Blog

  • Three New Goldmines for Job Hunters in 2018
    Continue reading Three New Goldmines for Job Hunters in 2018 at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 26 Dec 17, 9:21am -
  • How Can You Build Your Career In Quantum Computing ?
    Continue reading How Can You Build Your Career In Quantum Computing ? at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 25 Dec 17, 9:40am -
  • Why Artificial Intelligence Is a Great Career Option
    Continue reading Why Artificial Intelligence Is a Great Career Option at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 26 Nov 17, 9:21am -
  • What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From Warren Buffett
    Continue reading What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From Warren Buffett at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 26 Oct 17, 9:29am -
  • Use Coworking For Networking
    One of the attractive features of the concept of co-working is its work culture of which networking is an inherent part. In a co-working space, entrepreneurs Continue reading Use Coworking For Networking at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 9 Jul 17, 9:17am -
  • The Art of Salary Negotiation
    There is no point in jumping directly in the salary negotiation arena; you start slow until you know where the other party is coming from. You should pay attention to positioning. The traditional style of you and your team on side and they on the oth…
    - 2 Jul 17, 9:19am -

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

  • newLeadership and The Power of Doing the Work...
    From my drive time this week, I got two very different takes on a public figure in the business world - a guy named Gary Vaynerchuk. Here's a description of Gary that I pulled from Inc.com so I didn't have...
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 3:51pm -
  • Is It Better to Be Feared or Loved in Corporate America?
    I know, I know. The cliche is that it's better to be feared, right? Would you believe that an expert along the lines of Machiavelli disagrees at times? Here's what Machiavelli has to say about protection against conspiracies in the...
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 12:28pm -
  • THE WORLD'S SALARY CAP: Labor's Share of GDP Across the Globe...
    Here's some deep thoughts for today. If you're a professional sports fan, you know all about the concept of a salary cap, which is defined by Wikipedia as follows in sports: In professional sports, a salary cap (or wage cap)...
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 12:27pm -
  • POWERPOINT MBA: Font Sizes In Your Presentations
    Let's face it - Some of you suck at PowerPoint. Heck, I've come to realize that being a good presenter and being good at PowerPoint at times are related and at times are not. Case in point - you can...
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 12:50pm -
  • The Art of Rejecting/Approval: Automatic Action Means You're a Complete ##$ - Or a Robot...
    The problem with tech, machine learning and A.I. is that we can at times do things too fast. This seems like a good problem to have in a world where most candidates for jobs go into black holes and never...
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 5:26pm -
  • GUY TO GUY HUGS AT WORK: Let's Agree To Get Our #### Together...
    My best friend Tim Sackett is an expert on workplace hugging. Tim even incorporates hugging into his speaking appearances. When you go to watch him speak, get ready for what I like to call the “Tim Sackett package”. He starts...
    - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 1:19pm -

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • True Faith #HR Rewind: The MBTI of Easter
    Originally posted March 27, 2016 While some believe there are 16 distinct personality types based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I've long held there are 16 distinct personality types based on Easter candy preference...the ECTI.  The…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Speaker Evaluations and #SHRM18
    Last year on the SHRM blog, I bemoaned the sorry state of affairs of speaker evaluations by those HR professionals who are supposedly experienced in the art of giving feedback.  Too often, the comments given to speakers are rarely helpful, or, frank…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 7:34pm -
  • The Shape of #WorkHuman
    Copyright Fox SearchlightTwo weeks ago, "The Shape of Water" earned the Best Picture win at the Academy Awards.  Set in a high security government lab in the 1960s, this literal fish out of water tale tells the unique story of a mute woman who falls…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 1:48pm -
  • What Would HR Be Like In An Organized Crime Family?
    Today, during a during a class discussion of HR as a profession, a student queried, "what would it be like to do HR as a member of an organized crime family? Could you do a lecture on that?"  Now, as far as I know, no one I am familiar with currentl…
    - 1 Feb 18, 7:48pm -
  • Could You Scout Talent 24/78 365 Days A Year? #8ManRotation
    As 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, and the need for talent management and acquisition becomes increasingly important, it seems HR professionals are continually trying to keep up; being reactive instead of proactive. Imagine, instead, you had to…
    - 24 Aug 17, 6:51pm -
  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas in two weeks with a few of the 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. O…
    - 27 Jun 17, 8:16pm -

HR Potential

  • Can HRM ever be ethical?
    This post is part of a mini series in which I am engaging the students from my module in answering fundamental questions about HRM. The module is critically focussed (rather than mainstream), based on the necessity that HRM reflect and critique it’…
    - 2 Oct 17, 12:01pm -
  • What is HRM?
    For those of you who aren’t aware, I run a module for students in the final year of their undergraduate degree called Employee Resourcing and Development. In order to differentiate the module, as well as building on the student’s knowledge from…
    - 23 Sep 17, 12:53pm -
  • #durhamminersgala 2017 favourite snaps
    The Durham Miner’s Gala is one of my favourite days of the year. I have been attending most of them for around 13 years. I love the brass band music, the colourful banners and the history of the event. This year I decided to take a camera and try t…
    - 15 Jul 17, 9:45am -
  • From Political Economy to the Job Centre
    Last week I attended the Critical Management Studies conference, hosted by Edge Hill University in the faded grandeur of the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. It was my second time visiting the city and also my second academic conference. Although my strea…
    - 14 Jul 17, 11:20am -
  • Hrpotential’s Key Themes ufhrd2017
    Having just returned from the Universidade Europeia in Lisbon, I am keen to share my learning from attending my first academic conference; the University Forum for Human Resource Development. (John Watkins) One of the most interesting papers was me w…
    - 12 Jun 17, 8:46am -
  • The Art of Seeing
    Some time ago I read a neuroscience book that suggested a technique for seeing issues from another person’s perspective. The process, accompanied by an explanatory diagram, involved imagining yourself physically occupying the same space as that per…
    - 9 Feb 17, 2:47pm -

Evil HR Lady

  • newAnti-Mom Bias is Real and Based in Reality

    - 46 mins ago, 21 May 18, 10:14am -
  • new97% of People Say This Is the Most Toxic Team Behavior
    We all (well, 97 percent of us) know that making up rumors about someone’s sex life is not okay. But even still, 39 percent of employees have seen it happen—and six percent say they’ve participated, too. People don’t just casually overhear i…
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 11:59am -
  • The Real Problem with Data Privacy Isn’t What You Think
    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect next week. Even if you don’t live in Europe or do business officially in Europe, you can find your life affected by these rules. Europe is very concerned about data and privacy and f…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 1:30pm -
  • Dear ReWorker: How Do I Get Rid Of Bad Glassdoor Reviews?
    We are a relatively small company of about 100 employees. We currently have only five reviews on Glassdoor—and three are negative! As the HR manager, this really bothers me and I’m afraid it could affect our recruiting in the future. What can I d…
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 12:08pm -
  • Be Friendly to Employees (But Don’t Become Friends)
    We spend more time at work than we do with our friends — and often more time with them than we do with our families. As such, making friends at work seems like the natural thing to do. You get to know how your employees like their coffee, their fav…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 6:25pm -
  • The Worst Career Advice Real People Received
    While there are plenty of books, blogs, and podcasts about how to have a great career, but most of us get advice from people in our daily lives. Sometimes this advice is great and sometimes it’s terrible. I asked my readers to share the worst c…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 12:55pm -

Lean HR

  • Shifting Gears
    As we’ve discussed around these parts in the past, I’ve not been writing here as much as I would like.  There’s lot of reasons (none of them terribly good), but I’ve felt like I should be doing more.  With that in mind, I’m excited to sha…
    - 12 Jan 15, 4:13pm -
  • #GivingTuesday – A Special Day for #NoKidHungry
      As we come out of the Thanksgiving holiday, it is easy to lose ourselves in the commercial gorging known as Christmas.  It’s the reason Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (or at the very least, my favorite in the second half of the year).  Ch…
    - 2 Dec 14, 2:21pm -
  • It Will Not Stand
    “However, I continue to try and I continue, indefatigably, to reach out. There’s no way I can single-handedly save the world or, perhaps, even make a perceptible difference – but how ashamed I would be to let a day pass without making one more…
    - 1 Dec 14, 2:31pm -
  • Servant Leadership: Dice
    After my recent post on the great things being done by people in our space, I decided this is too important of a topic to not continue.  And my promise to you is I won’t ever pimp out a company that I do any business with unless I tell you.  I’…
    - 18 Nov 14, 2:10pm -
  • In Praise of Single Parents
      In the process of unwinding from my last trip, I indulged in a short marathon of my TV pleasures, including The Walking Dead, The Flash and (germane to this post) Arrow.  Specifically, I had a moment in watching The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoa…
    - 15 Nov 14, 2:15pm -
  • Dubai – City of Glass and Growth
    I was fortunate enough to get a chance to visit Dubai this week.  If you’ve never been, it’s worth the flight over.  A beautiful city, built on twin pillars of opulence and arrogance.  Man made islands built from the endless supply of desert s…
    - 12 Nov 14, 2:00pm -

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

  • The “New Traditional” Workforce
    A recent Allegis Group survey found that 7.7 percent of companies were fully satisfied that their recruiting functions met expectations for quality, speed, and cost control. If you feel you’re in the other 92 percent, congratulations! You know yo…
    - 30 Jan 18, 2:41pm -
  • Plug and Pray – The Evolution of AI for Recruiting
    Long, long ago, back when job boards ruled the Earth, primitive recruiters and sourcers used to rely on an archaic tactic known as “post and pray.” By simply posting job descriptions on pretty much every career site in existence (and there were m…
    - 29 Dec 17, 1:35am -
  • Ready for the robots: Survey says job candidates are mostly okay with AI Apps in the application process
    Artificial intelligence is taking over parts of the recruitment process. From answering initial candidate questions to scheduling interviews, and even assessing skills, this is a growing trend that is rapidly streamlining how we hire. We recently sur…
    - 27 Jul 17, 12:22pm -
  • Building An Effective Employee Referral Program
    Your best source for job candidates? Employees. CA Technologies’ Craig Fisher outlines the do’s and don’ts for building an employee referral program. Why should getting employee referrals be part of your recruiting strategy? “They tend to h…
    - 17 Oct 16, 11:46am -
  • 3 bold steps to get noticed by employers – Craig writes on @DailyMuse
    Via TheMuse.com: If you’re a job seeker, you probably dream about recruiters reaching out to you with opportunities that are just perfect. Instead of submitting your resume over and over to the black hole of online applications, wouldn’t it be so…
    - 13 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence
    Craig interviewed by The Economist. One of the most important brands you can focus on to support your company and your career is yourself.The post Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence appeared first on Craig Fisher.
    - 4 Oct 16, 6:09pm -

Inc Blot

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

Cost of Work

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

The Buzz on HR

  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 15 – Shifting the Minority Mindset
    I don’t like the word “minority”. People are not minorities. People are miracles. To be conceived, gestate and born alive and healthy is a miracle. To get up every day and go out into a world that was built for you to be oppressed and fail is a…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Apr 18, 10:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 14 – Stop Falling for White Catfish
    According to the urban dictionary, a catfish is someone who gives the impression of being attractive or sympathetic to attract attention online only to turn out to be the opposite of what is portrayed. Typically, catfishing is used in romantic relati…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 10:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 13 – The Art of Centering Marginalized Voices
    If you’re going to have diverse people in your workplace,  you have a responsibility to to build inclusion.  Period. This starts with recognizing 3 things:  Supremacy and Patriarchy are real and the majority of oppression is a spinoff of these 2…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 12 – Sis vs The Sisterhood
    White. Male. Christian. Wealthy. Young. Able-Bodied. Hetero-sexual … If you do NOT belong to all of these groups at the same time, you’ve been oppressed at some time in some way. And if you do not belong to all of these groups at the same time, y…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 11 – Kathy Rae
    Kathy Rae. Ohhhh. Kathy Rae. For those who may not be familiar, Kathy Rae was a viewer of the local CBS affiliate in Atlanta, who wrote a letter to anchorwoman, Sharon Reed, after an on-air discussion about the Atlanta mayoral election and the impact…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 10 – Don’t Let Yourself Be The One Black Friend
    It is not unusual when you’re Black to find yourself being the only Black person a White person knows and regularly interacts with. At work or school or even church, you’re it. And because you’re the only Black person they know, your White frie…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 10:30am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newEmployer Branding Flight School with American Airlines
    After the acquisition of US Airways, American Airlines has been making major changes with the vision of restoring American as the greatest airline in the world. How are they doing that? With their people. Carrie Corbin’s role is to build talent acq…
    - 17 hours ago, 20 May 18, 6:05pm -
  • newHow to Spend Your First and Last Moments at Work
    How important is the first 20 minutes of your work day? How you begin and end each work day actually has a lot of leverage on your productivity levels and performance in the office. Entrepreneurs and business professionals can benefit from starting a…
    - 2 days ago, 19 May 18, 4:03pm -
  • new10 Changes Affecting Employee Wellbeing and How to Lessen the Impact
    Emotional well-being can be affected by both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ changes in our lives. Here are 10 business changes that can add to the stress levels of your employees. In business, it’s important to recognize the extent to which changes may a…
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 4:05pm -
  • Why it is Important to Develop the Growth Mindset
    This is what Carol Dweck says about the sort of talent we need to compete successfully in a dynamic and volatile environment “Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 4:04pm -
  • What is the Best Employee Wellness Program?
    I’m sure if you ask any company who run an employee wellness program they will claim the one they offer is the best. After all, they want to ensure their employees are well looked after so no doubt they will try to incorporate everything to make th…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 4:05pm -
  • 6 Ways to Recruit and Hire the Best Candidates for Summer Jobs
    Sponsored by MightyRecruiter Early reporting suggests that, compared to past generations, today’s younger workers are less concerned with money and more focused on gaining skills and having meaningful early employment experiences. They’re thinkin…
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 4:05pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • Bringing HR Back: The King’s Speech
      The top HR stories over the past 18 months have been sexual harassment and pay equality. Since I have written about sexual harassment at length I want to write a bit more about pay equality. You know the statistics, women (white women) take home a…
    - 47 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 2:11pm -
  • Bringing HR Back: Seven Seconds
      No matter what you see on the Twitters, HR’s reputation is in jeopardy right now. We got issues. We are taking a beating with all of the #MeToo stories of sexual harassment and even rape that goes on in the workplace. The latest organization is…
    - 49 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 1:30pm -
  • Break The System
    At the tail end of women’s history month and three months into a year that saw #metoo , I am excited that we are finally breaking down the system that is designed to repress women simply because they are women. This system, patriarchy, may promise…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 1:16pm -
  • Celebrating The Silent Leaders In My Life
    Leaders are undoubtedly everywhere! If you look up the word leader, you’ll find all sorts of definitions. Growing up, I didn’t care to know or need to know the definition of a leader. The leaders in my life were at home, school, work, within my c…
    - 61 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • The Resistance of American Women
    It’s March! This means we celebrate women in history. Through the US Congress’ designation in the late 80s, this month offers a special opportunity in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities to recognize and celebrate the often-overlook…
    - 63 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Women’s History; We Need More Sheroes
    The roles of women and the ways they have impacted society have changed tremendously since women first gained the right to vote in 1920. In decades past, the contributions of women were often limited, as they were commonly controlled by men, whether…
    - 68 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 1:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • How GoDaddy’s Chief Product Officer Fosters Growth & Innovation
    Steven Aldrich joined GoDaddy in 2012, initially leading GoDaddy’s Productivity business. He spent over a decade at Intuit, co-founded an online service that simplified shopping for insurance, has been the CEO of two other venture-funded start-ups,…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 5:07pm -
  • How to Create a Proven Workflow for Hiring Senior Developers
    When scaling up your technical teams, it’s important to establish a strong foundation to build upon. One of the pillars of a strong foundation is hiring strong senior developers—who are often the toughest to recruit. Because these candidates are…
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 8:26pm -
  • Engineering Leadership Guide – How To Build A Hiring Process for Engineering – Part 1
    Hiring the right people is the number one priority for every business. The best leaders know they have to develop a game plan to focus on who they hire first before executing on the strategy of how they build their team. The war for talent is still h…
    - 12 days ago, 9 May 18, 4:41pm -
  • CTO Rumpa Giri on Hiring Healthcare Engineers
    This is the fifth episode of HackerRank Radio, our podcast for engineering leaders interested in solving developers’ toughest problems today: Hiring the right developers. Hosted by Vivek Ravisankar (CEO & Co-founder, HackerRank). You can subscribe…
    - 14 days ago, 7 May 18, 4:30pm -
  • Close Developer Candidates Faster with this Chart on What Candidates Really Want
    Finally—after months of searching—you find the right candidate, your team has thoroughly vetted them, and everyone on the interview panel is a “yes.” Now, it’s the home stretch. It’s time to seal the deal. In a market where some top devel…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Apr 18, 3:43pm -
  • Moving the Conversation Forward: 4 Ways to Attract and Hire for Diversity
    People are talking every day about what it’s like to work in fields that struggle with diversity, and the technology industry is a big part of that conversation.    With good reason – According to the U.S. Census Bureau, across the United State…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 5:57pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • GDPR: Email Marketing Compliance Update and FAQs
    As you are no doubt aware, the EU’s GDPR regulations come into force May 25th. These are a big deal, and affect every online web site, regardless of whether the site or the business it serves is in Europe. A great way to think about GDPR is that it…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 5:46pm -
  • 4 Tags to Help You Send Better Emails
      On a regular old Tuesday afternoon, two emails show up in Drew’s inbox, both from a software developer, and both to deliver an update on a popular graphic design tool. The first email, sent to an entire email list, starts off:     The second e…
    - 83 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 2:53pm -
  • Grow Your Sales Using Facebook Lookalike Audiences
    Let’s talk about your ideal subscriber. We’ll call her Sally. She has all the traits of a real top performer when it comes to your mailing lists. She opens nearly every email, clicks your links  regularly, offers feedback when requested, and has…
    - 28 Nov 17, 2:54pm -
  • Target Top Subscribers in 15 Seconds or Less
    Working with segmentation by engagement levels to boost your email marketing to the next step. Top students in school are easy to identify based on grades. Top sales associates are determined by revenue, and top marathoners are tallied by times. But…
    - 16 Nov 17, 5:33pm -
  • 5 Funnels to Increase Subscriber Engagement
    Let’s play a game! Which subscriber would you rather have? Subscriber A – Joins your list, stays for a few years, opens emails regularly (every 2 or 3 emails), but has never forwarded your content or shared it on social channels. A consistent sub…
    - 28 Sep 17, 3:14pm -
  • A Productive September and October = a Happier November and December
    Why planning your holiday promotions now can lead to greater success — and less stress — come November and December. The holiday season seems to move into our lives and stores earlier and earlier. Christmas decorations appear on shelves before Ha…
    - 21 Sep 17, 2:28pm -

The Recruiting Unblog

  • Could Moocs be the next big thing in college recruiting?
    If you follow the learning and development community, then Moocs, or Massive On-line Open Courses won’t be a new concept. They have been gaining momentum, popularity and adoption since first appearing in 2008. .Wikipedia defines a Mooc…
    - 14 May 14, 5:16am -
  • The Talent Tipping Point
    I’ve never been a big fan of the talent community concept. I get the idea. It would be nice if jobs, careers and companies were interesting enough to support real communities. A real community in my opinion, enables everyone to…Read m…
    - 13 May 14, 3:08am -
  • Mental Health And Recruiting: A Little Honesty
    I’ve been thinking of re-launching my blog, and today I think I have something important enough to start writing again. Yesterday, at #truStockholm, I got in to a bit of a conversation with someone about mental health, and how to…Read more →R…
    - 12 May 14, 5:25am -
  • The #trulondon9 Schedule: Feb 26. Live from London
    This #trulondon is all change. We’ve tightened things up by making the tracks 40 minutes, we’ve gone back to the City Hotel, which many past participants have called our spiritual home deep in Brick Lane, and we’ve added “show and…
    - 23 Feb 14, 12:24am -
  • Big Data and Recruiting. A new @BillBoorman Whitepaper
    Related posts:Free Whitepaper: From Transaction To Relationship: The Agency Opportunity If you’ve seen me speaking recently at the Recruitment Agency...Big data in the recruiting process with Gild #HRTechEurope I’m live blogging from #HRTe…
    - 21 Feb 14, 1:15am -
  • #trulondon 9 – Feb 26’th – All new line up

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • newThe Job Offers To Look For Online
    The online world has a lot of jobs to it, even if we think of it as an invisible web where things just get done. There’s a lot of app developers and software makers out there that keep the internet running of course, but a lot of people aren’t qu…
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 7:49pm -
  • The Healthy Approach For Boosting Your Success In Online Studies
    Nowadays, it seems that the Internet is the most obvious and direct solution to solving and looking up anything and everything. Do you have a difficult customer you don’t know how to handle? Look for suggestions online. Do you need to find a suppl…
    - 12 days ago, 9 May 18, 4:01pm -
  • What You Should Consider Before Accepting That Job Offer
    When you’re in the middle of a tough job search, you may get discouraged if you don’t get any offers after months of looking. Eventually, when you finally get an offer, you may be tempted to immediately accept it and put your search to an end. In…
    - 20 days ago, 1 May 18, 8:45pm -
  • How To Keep Things Professional When You’re A Home-Based Entrepreneur
    When you work from home, you can sometimes feel like a fraud. Even if you’re an entrepreneur in your own right, you’re really skilled at what you do, and you know that you deserve to do well, it’s hard to stay focused. Sometimes, being at home…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Apr 18, 4:45pm -
  • The World’s Most Influential Female Entrepreneurs – #Infographic
    James Brown once sang that “this is a man’s world” but that certainly doesn’t ring true for the world of entrepreneurship, as there are plenty of women who have achieved extraordinary corporate success and become self-made millionaires or eve…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 11:09am -

Make HR Happen

  • Safety Nets and Backup Plans
    Intelligent decision making requires the use of all weapons in our arsenal. Careless decision making is far easier. Except for a situation that is of so little importance that anything works, or is so simple nothing fails, the route to a less than a…
    - 3 Nov 17, 2:51pm -
  • Life and Career Analogs
    In a recent impromptu interview with award winning movie writer/director Edward Lyons, a story I hope he will someday allow me to record and promote, something clicked in my brain. My career in talent acquisition in a corporate world is not so differ…
    - 25 Oct 17, 6:30pm -
  • Go Forth and Spam No More
    The debate rages on at conferences, meetings, online media, and in just plain gossip. Why does everyone say they hate spam and then engage in the same practices they deplore? This is especially puzzling when the spaminator is a recruiter who is not o…
    - 30 Dec 16, 10:46am -
  • Loosening the Life of Lethargy
    Read any motivational book or blog post about accomplishing anything in business or in life and there is probably an underlying assumption that everyone wants to be lively and progressive. Sweet memes are made of this. Is this an unrealistic picture…
    - 20 Dec 16, 5:24pm -
  • The Worst Advice Ever: Be Authentic
    It is possible to wear out a good thing by overusing it. Tap someone once with a finger and you get their attention… do it repeatedly and you make a bruise. The same is true with using words until they become so stale that they induce nausea. Liste…
    - 25 Oct 16, 2:30pm -

No Excuses HR

  • Standing In the Middle of a Time of Worry
    Long title, I know. It's a line from a song that is pretty cool. But it speaks to something so pervasive in the workplace (and outside the workplace too.)The weight of...everything.So much to accomplish. So many projects. So many needs for the ri…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 2:32pm -
  • Culture of Weakness
    I've been blessed to serve in leadership roles for more than twenty years. When I started out, I looked up to, and sometimes laughed at, the 'older' leaders in my organization and how they behaved. (old at that time = 50 or older...which is now...me.…
    - 12 days ago, 9 May 18, 4:03pm -
  • Ruthlessly Eliminate Hurry
    The pace. My pace...the hectic, busy, sometimes chaotic whirlwind of life can be a bit much at times. Easy to complain about, right? And also, easy to be thankful for in a world with so much pressure. Something MoreAmidst the noise, deadlines, expe…
    - 19 days ago, 2 May 18, 12:04pm -
  • Invisible Boundaries
    Balance.Crossing the line.Setting expectations.Role clarity.Boundaries.Work/Life Boundaries at WorkOkay, I need to say right away...I struggle with this. In my mind, I need to be available, on-call, and ready to jump into the action at any moment. Th…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 6:17pm -
  • Comfort Betrays
    "I didn't see that coming.""I'm not sure how that happened...everything was working so smoothly.""What do you mean we're not on schedule?"(Near) The Top of My GameI have been unbelievably blessed in my career. I have grown as a professional, as a lea…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 12:02pm -
  • The Grind
    What do you think of when you hear the phrase "the grind?" Is it how you feel about your job? Is it the burden of life in general? Is it a faux commitment to fitness? I'm guessing you didn't feel good about it.The Grind Can FuelIf I were to answer t…
    - 41 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:19pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • Size Does Not Matter
    Size does not matter. David and Goliath is the biblical story of a small boy who volunteers to fight a giant warrior. David didn’t have a chance. His odds were dismal. Conventional wisdom said he didn’t have the size or skills to win. Yet, he de…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 9:07pm -
  • We Do Not Hire Unemployed Candidates
    We don’t hire unemployed candidates. Have you heard recruiters espouse this hiring policy? This idea is based on the premise only low performers are laid-off or fired. This can be a misguided recruiting philosophy. When companies are acquired, enti…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 4:37pm -
  • If You’re Not Young You’re Too Old
    That’s what workers over 50 are made to think. The workplace values Millennials over experienced workers. Ageism is an unspoken yet real workplace issue. Twenty percent of workers in the U.S. is 55 or older. Sixty-four percent claim they have exper…
    - 48 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 3:04pm -
  • Live and Work with Perspective
    We all need perspective in our lives before we start our work day.  Perspective helps us understand how important daily issues really are in the whole scheme of life.  The issues and life events around us scream for our attention each day. Natural…
    - 29 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • A Question of Control
    The level of control a company wields over an employee has often been a concern of mine.  When an employee receives a paycheck for work performed, should they be expected to give up a certain amount of their God-given freedoms? I have found great co…
    - 27 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Eleven Steps to Create a Magnetic Field for Talent
    How do you create a magnetic field for talent? Here are a few tips that might help: #1 Sincerity: Show sincere care and concern for your employees. Ask them about their families and how they are doing.  Learn the names of their spouse, significant o…
    - 26 Sep 17, 12:00pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

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

Talent Culture

  • newLive from UNLEASH America: Rachel Botsman on Why Trust Matters
    This week, I’ve been in Las Vegas at UNLEASH America, soaking up big ideas about the latest HR tech trends […]The post Live from UNLEASH America: Rachel Botsman on Why Trust Matters appeared first on TalentCulture.
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  • Flexible Company Cultures: An Interview with Doug Coull
    Workplace culture. We hear this phrase bantered about in the business world, but very few of us understand the implications […]The post Flexible Company Cultures: An Interview with Doug Coull appeared first on TalentCulture.
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  • 6 Ways to Elevate Your Onboarding
    Organizations are understandably focused on employee retention. Turnover is expensive, in terms of both hard costs and impact on morale. […]The post 6 Ways to Elevate Your Onboarding appeared first on TalentCulture.
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  • #WorkTrends: What Modern HR Looks Like
    HR is undergoing a transformation. In fact, the very definition of HR is changing. But is that good or bad, […]The post #WorkTrends: What Modern HR Looks Like appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 12:20pm -
  • How to Use Informal Learning to Empower Employees
    Remember that great day of in-house, instructor-led training last month? Nope, I don’t remember it either because it didn’t happen! […]The post How to Use Informal Learning to Empower Employees appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 11:00am -
  • How to Bounce Back from a Big Mistake at Work
    It’s human to make mistakes — after all, no one is perfect. However, errors in the workplace can feel ominous. […]The post How to Bounce Back from a Big Mistake at Work appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 11 days ago, 10 May 18, 12:56pm -

Recruiting Animal

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

  • (re)Introducing A m p l i f y
    A m p l i f y is a new subsidiary of Amplify Talent, working in the space between Employer and Consumer Brand to help companies re-imagine the intersection of culture, talent, and brand.We partner with CMO’s and CHRO’s to bridge the gap between…
    - 5 Apr 16, 5:58pm -
  • TEMPLATE: Hiring Manager Onboarding Checklist
    Onboarding is a crucial component to successful recruiting. All of the hard work and goodwill built up over the recruiting courtship can be undone with a bad onboarding process. The challenge many recruiters face is that they feel they don't "own" on…
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  • The Return of Random Tweets of Kindness #RTOK 3/8/16
    Random Tweets of Kindness will be returning Tuesday March 9, 2016. This year we’ll be broadening the campaign across social media; so you can use#RTOK on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, blogs, or wherever you want to say thanks or share gratitude.
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  • Amplify Talent 2015 Year In Review        
    As 2015 comes to a close, I want to thank all of you for being part of the Amplify Talent community. This month marks the two-year anniversary of Amplify Talent. I’ve learned a tremendous amount since launching in 2013, and am deeply grateful for t…
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  • LISTEN: SoundCloud’s Head of People Partnerships, Noor van Boven, on #BestPartJob Podcast
    Noor van Boven shares experience and insights from her career in Recruiting and Human Resources. In this episode, Noor shares how her Father influenced her career, taking time off to travel, why she prefers "people operations" to "human resources", t…
    - 4 Nov 15, 2:34pm -
  • LISTEN: “Everyone Should Be Tradigital” @MetMuseum Chief Digital Officer, Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) [Podcast]
    Sree Sreenivasan shares experience and insights from his career spanning Journalism, Academia, and the Arts. In this episode, Sree walks me through where his passion for technology comes from, his 30 year love affair with the Met, the museum of dead…
    - 29 Oct 15, 1:45pm -

Strategy Focused HR

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

Interview Geek

  • One-and-Done: The NBA’s Strategy For Managing Millennials
    The NBA instituted a rule in 2006 that an athlete must be at least 19 years old and at least one year removed from graduating high school. And the term One-and-Done was born. It’s gained enough acceptance over the last decade that I wouldn’t be s…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • "The Who Behind Your Why"
    I'm excited to share that I have a new article up over at TalentCulture titled, "The Value of Value Propositions." For a sneak peek of my latest, read on:Industry, products and services, customer base – these are all things that differ in terms a…
    - 17 Nov 17, 3:06pm -
  • "The Magic Eight Ball of Recruiting"
    In what is the first of two articles I have going up this week, my new piece on the idea of predicting the talent fit pre-hire, titled "The Future of Hiring is Quality of Hire," is now live at ERE. For a sneak peek, read on:The function responsible f…
    - 14 Nov 17, 1:38pm -
  • "Season of Change"
    It's been a bit crazy this past year, as anyone that bothers to read posts around these parts probably surmised. Over the course of these last 15 months, I presented at the CUPA-HR National Conference (2016), got a new boss, saw my role grow and expa…
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  • "Everything You've Ever Wanted. . ."

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  • "Love Changes Everything. . ."
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  • "Talent Is A Wonderful Thing. . ."
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    - 4 Mar 16, 12:00pm -

HR Nasty

  • Overquaflied. The unintended signals your resume conveyed that declined you for the job
    What do you think when this guy applies for your job?Overqualified for the jobIn my business, I meet a lot of overqualified candidates. How do I know they are an overqualified candidate? Here are a few statements I hear on a regular basis :I di…
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  • Less is more in your job search
    When it comes to the job searchWhy less is more in the job searchYes, less is more in the job search. I know that I have been blogging about job search for close to 10 years, so in my opinion, there is obviously a lot going on. No doubt, there ar…
    - 11 days ago, 10 May 18, 4:22am -
  • Personal interests on your resume. If you don’t have them, you are missing an opportunity
    Personal interest on your resume can set you apart and make you memorable. Listing the right personal interest can generate excitement about you as a candidate. Why this often overlooked detail can hurt your job search.The post Personal interests o…
    - 18 days ago, 3 May 18, 4:38am -
  • Interview tardiness: It’s midnight, do you know how to get to your interview tomorrow?
    Running late for an interview is never a good thing.Interview tardinessI recently interviewed a number of candidates and a number of them committed the sin of interview sins. Interview tardiness. Obviously, the words late and interview should nev…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 5:00am -
  • Job application follow up
    Job application follow up?Are you hearing from employers after you turn in your cover letter and resume? Or are you like many who never hear back from the hiring company and end up dismayed with the application system?I only know what I hear abou…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 4:15am -
  • HRNasty’s Zen and the Employee Experience
    The employee experience doesn’t happen by accidentHRNasty and the Zen of the Employee Experience I am responsible for the employee experience and believe that I am the CEO of my personal brand. What I represent, who I am, and how I conduct myse…
    - 60 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 7:06am -

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

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

RU HRelevant

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

Christopher in HR

  • Math 101
    Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it’s hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let’s start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I’ve worked with…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:13pm -
  • Hope
    Watch the children. Right outside my door is a running path that goes around a small pond, skirts the edge of two hospitals and eventually meanders past a pretty good-sized playground at the edge of a large market. The playground is usually full, oth…
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  • Greatness
    Are you grateful? Yesterday I had a full day – between playing golf and then marshaling I was on the course for 14 hours and the peak temp was 99 (37 C for my global friends.) It was a long day. I knew I had to stop at the grocery store on the way…
    - 28 May 17, 4:34pm -
  • The Doctor is Out
    I’m not a doctor, but I play one on tv. That’s an old commercial so it my not resonate with many of you but what I remember being surprised about was that the actor had to remind the viewer he wasn’t a doctor. As if. Flash forward to current ti…
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  • Productive
    Cough, ahem. Yours truly has been fighting a series of flu-like problems for a month now. Actually, that’s not accurate: my respiratory has been fighting me and I’ve been covering up in a weak imitation of Ali’s Rope-a-Dope. Except, I’m losin…
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  • Be Good at Life
    You can do it. Much of what I write about is centered on being effective at work. After three decades in some of the most successful technology companies in the world I’ve learned more than a few things. And one of the fundamentals I’ve learned i…
    - 17 Apr 17, 9:51am -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • 6 Ways to Accelerate your Diversity & Inclusion Efforts
    I consistently see organizations with unnecessary barriers slowing their D&I efforts down or blocking them altogether. Want to move forward? Here are six opportunities to consider. I will unpack each of these further in following posts: Clarify your…
    - 13 days ago, 8 May 18, 1:42pm -
  • Leverage points for change. Where do you focus your efforts?
      I no longer remember where I first came across it, but I have kept some version of the above image in my journal for many years now. It is one of the lenses I apply to clarify my own thinking around what exactly I am doing and whether or not I am…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 6:05pm -
  • Radiance
    If ten lamps are in one place, each differs in form from another; yet you can’t distinguish whose radiance is whose when you focus on the light. In the field of spirit there is no division; no individuals exist. Sweet is the oneness of the Friend w…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 12:30pm -
  • Mostly self-promotional…
    Hey! Felt like I should probably see if this thing still works! A few things that might be of interest to you… I am working on a series of videos, focused primarily on Inclusion. What is it, why does it matter, how does it happen, why does it not h…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 2:43pm -
  • Dear HR: Please Take a Look at Your Conference
    Over the past year or so, I have had a number of conversations with female colleagues that work in and around the HR space regarding sexual harassment. It should not have surprised me, but it did, that so many of them had personally experienced haras…
    - 9 Dec 17, 4:39pm -
  • 10 years in.
    Ten years ago today, I was employed by a regional healthcare system, leading their efforts focused on increasing workforce diversity, having an inclusive organizational culture, and delivering culturally competent care. I did not know it at the time,…
    - 25 Jul 17, 9:49pm -

China Gorman Blog

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

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

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newPODCAST: HR Happy Hour - Oracle Spotlight - Bringing HR and Finance Together
    HR Happy Hour - Oracle Spotlight - Episode 3: Bringing HR and Finance TogetherHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Gretchen Alarcon, Group Vice President, Product Strategy, OracleListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, hosts Steve…
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  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 321 - The New CHRO Agenda and a ServiceNow Update
    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 321 - The New CHRO Agenda and a ServiceNow UpdateSponsored by VirginPulse - www.virginpulse.comHost: Steve BoeseGuests: Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Officer, CHRO; Deepak Bharadwaj, VP, GM, HR Business Unit; Jen Stroud, HR Evang…
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 7:00pm -
  • Questions to ask before letting an algorithm make HR decisions
    Nearing the halfway mark in 2018 and I am ready to call it right now - the topic/trend that has and will continue to dominate the HR and HR technology discussion this year is Artificial Intelligence or AI.I will accept my share of the responsibilit…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour - Oracle Spotlight: Innovation in HCM Technology
    HR Happy Hour - Oracle Spotlight - Episode 2: Innovation in HCM TechnologyHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Gretchen Alarcon, Group Vice President, Product Strategy, OracleListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, hosts Steve Boe…
    - 11 days ago, 10 May 18, 3:52pm -
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Your semi-regular labor market update
    Two quick charts on my favorite CHART OF THE DAY topic - the trends in macro labor force dynamics in the United States.First, the big headline from a few days ago, the official unemployment rate in the US dipped below 4% for the first time since la…
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  • ANNOUNCEMENT: The HR Happy Hour Show on Amazon Alexa - #HRHappyHour
    I have written quite a bit about Amazon, the Alexa platform, and how excited and optimistic I am about voice interfaces for all kinds of workplace applications. I have been so interested in how Alexa, and voice more generally are going to impact and…
    - 14 days ago, 7 May 18, 1:00pm -

Women of HR

  • Pre-Boarding and the Importance of Human Connection in the Workplace – A Q&A with #SHRM18 Speaker Cecile Alper-Leroux
    As part of our coverage of the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, each of the official bloggers is once again conducting Q&A’s with session speakers.  When I saw this speaker’s name on the list, I knew right away she was the one I wanted…
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  • How Busy Female Professionals Can Reduce Stress and Focus on Success
    For women with busy schedules, finding ways to focus on physical and mental health can be next to impossible some days. If you’re a professional who has many appointments to keep up with and responsibilities to take care of, you may find yourself a…
    - 20 days ago, 1 May 18, 11:00am -
  • 3 HR Strategies to Bridge the Gender Leadership Gap
    We all know the statistics at this point: Women represent 52 percent of the total U.S. population but only 20 percent of C-suite roles, the Fortune 500 list includes only 32 women (just two of them women of color), and entry-level women are 18 percen…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Beyond Bereavement Days
    Recently, I came across an article from The Society for Human Resource Management that reports the average employee is only allotted 2-4 days off after a death of a loved one. My stomach churned as I went over the sentence again, making sure I had re…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • The Myth of “Culture Fit”
    Company culture is a priority that is becoming more and more important to companies and HR professionals.  In fact, the “2018 HR Trends Report” from McLean & Company cites culture as now the number one priority for the companies surveyed.  So t…
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  • Courageous Leaders, Courageous Workplaces #WorkHuman 2018
    Courage. What does that word mean to you? Does it evoke images of great, daring deeds?  Of facing a perilous situation head on with no regard for one’s own safety and well-being, like a fire fighter barreling head on into a blazing inferno? But do…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

Benz Communications

Recruitifi Blog

  • Unleashing talent as a competitive weapon
    Whether you’re still focusing on traditional “time-to-hire” or agonizing over what an unfilled position is costing your company, you know that when it comes to recruiting and hiring, time is of the essence. This already high pressur…
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  • the challenges of recruiting in hypergrowth
    Perfecting your recruitment and hiring process is hard enough during so-called normal conditions, but as Wrede Petersmeyer and the rest of the team at Airbnb found out, it’s even more difficult during a period of hypergrowth. Since Wred…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:39pm -
  • Full-Time Workers Increasingly Willing to Work Part-Time
    Introduction A new RecruitiFi survey on the career paths of 1,000 U.S. full-time and part-time adult employees found that individuals currently working full-time are increasingly likely to seek part-time work due to the flexibility as…
    - 16 Nov 15, 8:55pm -
  • The Intersection of Ad Tech and IT Recruiting
    Due to the omnipresence of smartphones and the web’s proven success as an advertising platform, there’s increased demand to place candidates with an intersection of IT and advertising skills in positions. The burgeoning ad tech indust…
    - 16 Nov 15, 8:02pm -
  • IT Recruiting: Cloud Computing and Big Data Candidates are in Demand
    There are certain areas of IT recruiting where demand far exceeds supply, such as cloud computing and related areas like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and big data. Moving to cloud-based platforms saves companies money and offers very real…
    - 7 Oct 15, 2:14pm -
  • Maybe You Should be Recruiting Job Hoppers
     Recruiting job hoppers may wind up costing employers a large sum of money due simply to their unreliability. The average cost to replace an employee is 21 percent of that employee’s yearly salary, so hiring a job hopper might wind up…
    - 1 Oct 15, 2:02pm -

HR Hardball

  • Fool’s Gold – The “Passive” Candidate
    “Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry. Not only is it described as the gold standard of a “strategic” Recruiting team, but “passive recruiting” started appeari…
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  • 3 Things Glassdoor Taught Me
    About a year ago, I started to manage our corporate Glassdoor account. Seemed like the perfect responsibility for me to assume; I lead our Talent Acquisition department, I love to write, and my 17 years as a married man has […]The post 3 Things Gl…
    - 29 Sep 17, 12:16pm -
  • Herding Cats….and Recruiters
    Remember when you had a recruiting desk to manage? You had your requisitions, you had phone screens scheduled, interviews scheduled, you knew your hiring managers, and you developed a rhythm. Cashing checks and snapping necks. And then they went and…
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  • Kicking The Ant Pile
    I think most of us would admit that being a control freak is a frustrating (and ultimately losing) proposition. At work, our ability to “control” things is usually more dependent upon the company cruising on auto-pilot, business as usual, allowin…
    - 19 Jun 17, 11:14am -
  • Perfect is The Enemy of The Good (Candidate)
    There’s still some mystery as to who, exactly, coined the phrase “The perfect is the enemy of the good,” but it’s a lesson that we try to impart in our recruiting practices every day. It’s pretty simple to find the […]The post Perfect is…
    - 25 May 17, 12:24pm -
  • And the Hourly Shall Inherit the Earth…
    Volume recruiting. The bane of the recruiting experience. I don’t care how good you are as a recruiting professional, until you’ve put on the flame suit and sat in a volume recruiting chair, you’ll never be able to fully appreciate […]The po…
    - 24 Apr 17, 11:55am -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

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

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR

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Change-Effect

  • newIncongruence and forward motion
    I wouldn’t mind betting that if I were to grant any of us supreme power and the ability to redesign the world in which we live, to recreate the moral, economic and social fabric of society, we would all have pretty clear views on some of our base f…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 May 18, 7:00am -
  • You’re being watched
    As a leader, you’re always being watched. People look to you to set the pace, the tempo, the mood and the energy. They take their lead from you, how you are and how you present. There is absolutely no getting away from it. People will copy your lan…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 8:11am -
  • Everyone needs a career plan
    Most of us are going to spend the vast majority of our lives in work. If you start at 18, you’re probably going to be going for around 50 years. Depressing, isn’t it? Whilst not everyone wants to be CEO, given the amount of time you’re going to…
    - 13 days ago, 8 May 18, 6:00am -
  • It’s ok to say sorry
    As a leader you won’t always get thing right. Because no matter which business school you went to, or how amazing people say you are, you’re still human. And when things go wrong, when you screw things up, when you make a mess, it is absolutely…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Gauging the speed of change
    We’ve all been there, the conversation where the speed of change is, “just not quick enough”. I’ve probably uttered the words myself. One of the biggest tricks for any leader in this circumstance is being able to differentiate between the inp…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • SMART objectives are stupid
    I don’t think there are many employees, managers or people professionals in business that won’t, at some point in time, have been told to make their objectives SMART.  It’s the 101 of management training and something that has spread through o…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 7:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • HR & Business Metrics: What Are You Tracking?
    As the value of having real-time data at your fingertips becomes increasingly important, the use of people analytics has evolved from mere project-based initiatives to a more proactive integrated strategy that drives work forward. Instead of operatin…
    - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 9:27pm -
  • How Up-To-Date is Your Employment Application?
    The employment application is a standard document for any recruiting process. Having applicants complete the employment application at the onset of the recruitment phase is important. Equally important is making sure it is up-to-date on the ever-chan…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Apr 18, 2:00am -
  • Promoting a Respectful Workplace
    Plain and simple – there is no room for harassment in the workplace. Behaviors that constitute harassment can impede the victim’s ability to function at their best and inadvertently affect those around them. When an employee is harassed by a co-w…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Real-Time Feedback: Why You Need It and What to Do With It
    Chances are, somewhere in your organization you are collecting real-time feedback. Real-time feedback provides us with a glimpse into a segment’s current feelings, attitudes, and behaviors that can have an impact on our business. However, just gath…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 10:02pm -
  • The Role of AI at Work
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just something in movies anymore – it is becoming more and more mainstream every day. Recently, we discussed the role of AI in eLearning. But what about other facets of the workplace? How can we leverage the bene…
    - 66 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 5:00pm -
  • Flexible Work Arrangements That Work for Your Business
    Flexible work arrangements are well-received by employees, but often business leaders shy away. Why? Misconceptions on flexible work arrangements, which are often based on a fear of change or lack of control, can hinder an organization’s ability to…
    - 79 days ago, 3 Mar 18, 1:00pm -

HR Culture Club

  • Resume Quick Tips

    - 39 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 11:08am -
  • Kick Ass Cover Letter that Gets an Interview
    Companies with awesome culture often hire for a cultural fit first and foremost, so throw out what you learned about snoozy cover letters to land an interview by writing a kick ass cover letter.  One thing most companies that care about culture has…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 11:04am -

Accidental HR

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

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

  • Remix: 6 Lessons on Playing Smart and Failing Forward
    Dug this one up from the archives, dusted it off and gave it a fresh polish — you might even see your own reflection in it. 1 #NoHustleWasted. The shortcut to success takes years to create. There’s no copy & paste formula for it and along the way…
    - 13 Sep 16, 4:12am -
  • Why Learning Should Be Open Source
    If knowledge is not open source, we are running a dangerous experiment with the collective intellect of humanity.   At times the sound of the rain seemed to be louder than the crescendo of voices inside the coffee shop during the lunch rush; an enli…
    - 17 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • Is Your Organization Collaboratively Intelligent?
    They say too much of something is not always a good thing – when you’re not being smart about it. Collaboration is no exception. Is your organization collaboratively intelligent? A Collaboratively Intelligent Organization has a culture of sharing…
    - 12 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • Leaders, Time to Get Your Shift Together
    In a time of scarcity, the greatest abundance is the plentiful of being more of who we already are. Today’s leaders own a lot. We are responsible for a continuum that has the bottom line on one end, and on the other, cultivating conditions for the…
    - 13 Aug 14, 4:28am -
  • Get Your Head in the Cloud with Disruptive E-Learning Technology
    I’m excited to be collaborating with e-learning company Docebo, on a series of sponsored posts and guest posts on topics ranging from Business Process Humanization to Learning Design for Employer Branding, and this first post on a review of their l…
    - 20 Mar 14, 3:21pm -
  • Here’s Why YOU Didn’t Think of That
    Dear Smart Humans, In my work around “Conscious Disruption” I talk about first Showing Up – without apology or permission in the full glory of ourselves. We are so keen to edit, so quick to hack where the shortest path to success doesn’t requ…
    - 16 Dec 13, 6:23pm -

Stratify

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

Break the Frame

  • How Will You Know? When Do You Have Enough?
    I always thought it would be cool to collect something. To love something enough that I enjoyed the hunt and became an expert at spotting quality. For a while, I tried teacups. Pretty, flowered, delicate and a snooze-fest. I bought two or three, got…
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 9:39am -
  • 10 Ways You’re Holding Yourself Back from the Life You Want to Lead
    Speaking with a friend recently, they expressed something that hit home. This was not the life that they thought they’d be leading. I hear it a lot because so many people fall into patterns of ease instead of the discomfort of doing something diffe…
    - 20 days ago, 1 May 18, 9:30am -
  • Guest Post: The Five Levers of Leadership (A Life-Hack for Executives)
    I’m happy to bring you this insightful guest post from Revel Gordon. Revel explores the five levers of leadership and how you can identify your primary areas of focus to strengthen your leadership and overall impact. Revel is an experienced corpora…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 9:30am -
  • This is Definitely Not How to Motivate Your Team
    I was driving down the road, going the speed limit when suddenly the car behind me came up inches from my bumper. Shocked by their aggressiveness, there was a millisecond to weigh a few choices.  I could speed up. After all, that’s what they wante…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 9:30am -
  • 25 Ways You Can Edit Your Leadership Like a Novelist
    Recently, I picked up a novel that I completed in 2016 and decided to do another round of edits. I never published it not only because I’m afraid that it’s awful, but also because the marketplace is already crowded with average self-published boo…
    - 48 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

  • SarahMillerAU.com
    Whipper Snapper HR is a really special site to me, because it's through this site I got to nut out so many things I needed to wrap my head around as a new starter in the HR world.Funny though - I'm not such a whipper snapper any more!Things have chan…
    - 28 Aug 16, 3:00pm -
  • Social Media & HR - my speaking notes for a presentation
    This is a short presentation I gave to a group of HR Professionals on why I use social media, the benefits, how to get over some stumbling blocks, and why I think everyone should just have a go! Social Media & HR - The DIY Professional Developme…
    - 15 May 16, 7:53am -
  • The Importance of *expletive* Intermissions
    It's the Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, and last night we went along to support a friend's show - you know one of those things where it's probably not your cup of tea, but you want to see your people succeed. Well within the first 5 minutes, it was so…
    - 21 Jun 15, 3:54am -
  • You're Better than Samsung
    I will never buy a product that needs to shit on the competition to advertise itself.That's probably why I find Samsung phones unattractive.And why I change the channel every time this Ford Territory MkII ad comes on:It just makes me cringe at all th…
    - 15 Mar 15, 10:49am -
  • Be The Asshole Who Says It
    Those special relationships at work aren't doing anyone favours.Think of that team mate that's really liked, but needs extra guidance with 'careful cotton gloves'- they're not getting the real picture. And that respected colleague who can't print a d…
    - 27 Feb 15, 3:26pm -
  • Weed
    It’s spring, and although everything is green, I was surprised that when I actually looked at the garden, a huge amount of weeds have sprung up. It was a good reminder that in times of growth, we have to be really on guard about what’s establishi…
    - 14 Oct 14, 12:38pm -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • The Challenge of Empathy
    13200600000110  Before I get to my story, a quote from a 2017 Forbes article titled: “How Empathetic Are You, Really?”. On empathy, the author Liz Guthridge says: “Being empathetic is similar to cooking. You may know the recipe for how to prep…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:14pm -
  • The Existential Problem of Coonery
    510040000010 Let’s start by defining what a “coon” is. A “coon” is a black person who values what white people think of them more than they care to honor their culture and the suffrage of the racial group they identify with. A “coon” se…
    - 85 days ago, 25 Feb 18, 3:14pm -
  • The State of the Union on Wokeness
    210040000000 This week’s theme for #BlackBlogsMatter is “The Tao of Woke”. As a result, I decided to speak about the state of “wokeness” and what it should mean for you as we continue to navigate difficult themes around race relations and s…
    - 94 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 8:55pm -
  • Six Tips for Cultivating a Healthy Online Work Environment
    000030000000 The need for a healthy and satisfying work environment is not up for discussion. Any enlightened manager knows its benefits. The same need extends to remote workgroups, and that is still something of a revelation to many leaders.  Perha…
    - 98 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Living in Color: Why I Stopped Caring About What White People Think
    3771390030232   It must be a hell of a feeling when your skin, ideas, and presence become a golden ticket of Willy Wonka proportions in life. It must be nice to not only create the rules, systems, and standards but to actually be “the standard”.…
    - 7 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Black Blogs Still Matter Because We Can No Longer Afford Silence
    010240000411 Today not only marks the first day of February, but it also marks my first official day back on the blog. It is also the beginning of Black History Month and the revered Black Blogs Matter Challenge. Today’s theme is Black Blogs Still…
    - 1 Feb 18, 3:12pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • newThe Spread of Shadow Work
    This week’s Google Duplex demo raised important and provocative ethical questions about human-machine interactions. It also offered a glimmer of hope that the long-ago promise that technology would free us from mental and physical grunt work to enj…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 May 18, 2:17am -
  • The Essential Intentions of Our Work Lives
    I am not good at sleeping. I used to be, but as I’ve gotten older I seem to have forgotten how. That is one reason that I was captivated when I heard Jocelyn Glei’s interview with Rubin Naiman, a sleep psychologist and professor, on her podcast H…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 2:43am -
  • This Wicked Problem
    If you read this blog with any regularity, you’ll know that I’ve been hip deep in a research project of my own making since last year, with the goal to deepen my understanding of workplace sexual harassment as a systemic problem, how HR is implic…
    - 14 days ago, 7 May 18, 2:29am -
  • Simple Rules for Life and Work
    I’ve been breaking a lot of my rules lately, and I paid for it this week. No coffee after 1pm Log off Twitter an hour before bed Only skip the gym if you’re sick or in (non-DOMS) pain Bring your own lunch These are small things. They sound pretty…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Apr 18, 3:07am -
  • Context is Key
    “He’s a rockstar” “She’s brilliant” “He’s a good guy” Whether we’re dividing people into INTJs and ENFPs, High Ds or Cs, or placing them on a 9-box grid, we love our categories. I’ve been reflecting on this over the last week, s…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 2:37am -
  • Ice Storm Reading
    Is it fiercely ice-storming here (yes, in mid-April), and it currently sounds like a very determined swarm of bees is hurling themselves at our windows. Our lights keep flickering. There’s nothing left to say about this except that I am so, so tire…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 1:57am -

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 Lean (Six Sigma) HR
    Lay gives a short explanation of the Lean philosophy and its evolution in the book ‘Lean HR’. Then a collection of easy-to-use tools is treated to find and analyze improvement projects.  A structured approach is offered to reduce waste in your…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 7:01pm -
  • Visie op Lean (Six Sigma) HR
    Lay geeft in het boek ‘Lean HR‘ een korte uiteenzetting van de Lean filosofie en de evolutie ervan. Vervolgens wordt een verzameling van eenvoudig te gebruiken tools behandeld om verbeterprojecten te vinden en te analyseren. Hierbij wordt een ges…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 7:42pm -
  • Vision of Agile HR
    In the book ‘Agile HR’ Boskma, Buizer, van de Hoef, Peters and Zelen discuss the (un)missable rol of HR in agile organizations. The central question in the book is: How do you design an organization and the associated HR-function in such a way th…
    - 65 days ago, 17 Mar 18, 8:07am -
  • Visie op Agile HR
    Boskma, Buizer, van de Hoef, Peters en Zelen behandelen in het boek ‘Agile HR’ de (on)misbare rol van HR in wendbare organisaties. In het boek staat de volgende vraag centraal, namelijk: ‘Hoe richt je een organisatie en daarbij behorende HR-fun…
    - 16 Jan 18, 6:25pm -
  • Vision of Workforce Analytics – getting started
    In the book ‘The Power of People’ Guenole, Ferrar and Feinzig discuss the emerging phenomenon ‘Workforce Analytics’: the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in workforce-related data to inform decision making a…
    - 10 Dec 17, 3:33pm -
  • Visie op Workforce Analytics – aan de slag
    Guenole, Ferrar en Feinzig behandelen in het boek ‘The Power of People’ het opkomende fenomeen ‘Workforce Analytics’: het ontdekken, interpreteren en communiceren van betekenisvolle patronen in arbeid-gerelateerde gegevens ter ondersteuning v…
    - 8 Dec 17, 6:51pm -

HR Bartender

  • new10 Things I Am Packing in My #SHRM18 Conference Bag
    The SHRM Annual Conference is important and we want to get everything we can out of it. Here are 10 things I am packing in my conference bag that you might consider too.The post 10 Things I Am Packing in My #SHRM18 Conference Bag appeared first on h…
    - 1 day ago, 20 May 18, 8:57am -
  • Learn How to Teach – Friday Distraction
    Teacher Appreciation Week honors our valued educators. Kronos shows us that we should always thank teachers. A good way to do that is to learn how to teach others.The post Learn How to Teach – Friday Distraction appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 8:57am -
  • Recruiting: Are Organizations Lowering Their Expectations
    You don't have to lower your qualifications when recruiting. And still get the talent you need. Here are three things you can do to ensure a certain skill level when recruiting.The post Recruiting: Are Organizations Lowering Their Expectations appea…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 8:57am -
  • Everything #HR Needs to Know About GDPR
    GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is designed to protect all EU citizens from data and privacy breaches. Even in the US, HR pros need to know about GDPR.The post Everything #HR Needs to Know About GDPR appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 8:57am -
  • Getting Passed Over For a Promotion – Ask #HR Bartender
    What can you do when you are passed over for a promotion? That's the question from this HR Bartender reader. Objectivity, respect and honest communication are key.The post Getting Passed Over For a Promotion – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on h…
    - 8 days ago, 13 May 18, 8:57am -
  • Bookmark This! Anti Harassment Edition
    Recent movements like MeToo and TimesUp have increased focus on workplace harassment. HR pros have a lot to process and need solutions. Here are a few conversation starters.The post Bookmark This! Anti Harassment Edition appeared first on hr bartend…
    - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • newThe Choice That Makes You a Leader
    Obsession with others is avoidance. I have many conversations with leaders. Sometimes those conversations begin by talking about disappointment in teammates or higher ups. It’s necessary to talk through frustrations. But conversations can’t… Co…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 May 18, 11:49pm -
  • newDear Dan: I Put Stuff Off and Work All Weekend
    Dear Dan, I read and love your blog. Your post on procrastination hit home because I am a procrastinator. My director-level job involves deep-dive creativity, research, writing, deadlines, and teams. I’m good at… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 19 May 18, 2:09pm -
  • newOn Books
    I love books, the old fashioned kind made from trees. I love how they feel and smell. Old books smell like wisdom. I love how books look on my shelves. If you saw… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 18, 11:01pm -
  • new4 Ways to Delegate Before it’s too Late
    You waited too long to delegate if you’re going under for the third time. Delegation isn’t a life preserver for overworked leaders. Desperation is a lousy context for delegation. Practice proactive delegation: #1.… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 12:12pm -
  • The Seductions of Arrogance Compound the Elusiveness of Humility
    I write so frequently about humility because it eludes me. “In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.” Benjamin Franklin If you don’t grapple… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 12:04am -
  • Dear Dan: What’s Your Take on Humor in Leadership
    Dear Dan, I follow, and love, your leadership thoughts. I would be interested in seeing your take on humor and its role or value in leadership. Sincerely, Curious Dear Curious, Thanks for the… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 10:57am -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

LebHR

  • “You are the Most Valuable Asset” – Is it true?
    What is the “most overused words” in the corporate lexicon?  If you answered “People are our most valuable asset”, you are correct. For decades, top executives and business managers have echoed the platitude “our employees are our most val…
    - 9 Sep 16, 4:35pm -
  • Revenge Hiring and Revenge Firing
    What happens when someone is Hired to get even or Fired to get even? Recruitment is one of the most important factors when it comes to putting your organization into a position where it can compete, and be successful. Getting the right people into th…
    - 26 Aug 16, 11:53am -
  • 5 Great Motivational Books You Should Read
    Who needs motivation? humm, everyone?! It is in fact a key aspect of anyone’s work experience, and life in general. Without motivation, one would sit idle, do nothing, feel depressed. And even though we had previously written many articles regardin…
    - 26 Apr 13, 8:07am -
  • How to Deal with a Micromanager ?
    Now that you came to realize what the key signs of a micromanager are (if you missed our previous article about this topic feel free to check it here: Are you a Micromanager?), we now move to another aspect which is the key problem for people being m…
    - 22 Apr 13, 5:03pm -
  • Are you a Micromanager?
    Are you a micromanager? sometimes termed a control freak? well sadly most micromanagers will answer by no ! as they do not feel that they are micromanaging. Actually many people will feel insulted if they are called micromanagers. The effects of thi…
    - 17 Apr 13, 5:46pm -
  • How to Become World’s Best Boss: an Interview with Michael Scott
    Who’s better to sit in for an interview with than Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s own Michael Scott, “World’s Best Boss” ?! We arranged to have this great “fictional” interview with Michael (based upon actual quotes from The Office) to learn…
    - 12 Apr 13, 7:52pm -

HR Observations

  • newFuture Friday Replay: Habits of a Futurist
    I read an article in Business Insider called Why Every Corporation Should Employ A Futurist where the author talked about what a “futurist” could do for companies. Two of these were: Futurists think in terms of “multiple futures” rather tha…
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 11:05am -
  • Age discrimination in today’s world
    In the scheme of things in the working world, I am an old man. As I approach my 67th birthday (July 7th for those of wishing to send gifts) I am continually frustrated by reading stories and listening to friends talk about incidents of age discrimina…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 11:05am -
  • The Penalties for Wage and Hour violations are NOT just fines!
    In a press release from early May, the USDOL announced that a conclusion had been reached in a case reaching back to 2009. According to the release: The U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire has sentenced Kevin Corriveau, owner, and o…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 11:05am -
  • Two News Items of Interest to HR
    The arena of human resources is not a static one. Rather, one of the main challenges for people in the profession is the fact that rules, regulations, and practices are changing all the time. In that vein, I have several things in the news of which y…
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 11:05am -
  • If you require the overtime, pay the overtime
    I am amazed sometimes at the things employers will do to avoid paying overtime. If this is done unintentionally, it is a sign of ignorance and lack of proper understanding of the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. If this is done intention…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 11:05am -
  • Future Friday: Why can’t we teach collaboration?
    Reading an article on megatrends in the job market I came across a statement that said “But I’m convinced that the future belongs to women. Why? Because they tend to possess the human characteristics that will give them the advantage in the new j…
    - 10 days ago, 11 May 18, 11:05am -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

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

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

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

Upstart HR

  • Does Your HR Career Leave an Impact? [Podcast]
    If you know anyone who is considering an HR career transition or has recently moved to a new HR or recruiting role, this is the episode for them! In my 10+ years in the workplace, I still screw things up. Do you? It’s usually driven by urgency rat…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 11:00am -
  • 2018 HRCI Certification Changes: What You Need to Know
    If you haven’t heard, HRCI recently came out with some major changes to their learning content structure–the biggest I’ve seen in the last ten years. Below I outline what you need to know, how to prepare, and a major announcement from me about…
    - 14 days ago, 7 May 18, 12:28pm -
  • 5 Research-Backed Performance Management Practices of Great Companies [Webinar]
    Instead of just hating on performance management processes, why don’t we do something about them? We hear a lot of stories about companies with rainbows and unicorns. Everything is perfect and happy. But the reality is most of us have challenges, a…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Apr 18, 3:01pm -
  • Would You Fire Your Employee for Saying This?
    In the last week the media world tied itself into a knot after a writer at The New Yorker wrote a scathing critique of Chick-Fil-A’s continued success in New York. The issue, in part, was that the critique wasn’t totally focused at Chick-Fil-A it…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 12:49pm -
  • Future-Proofing Your Skills for an Automated Workplace
    In a recent interview, I heard motivational speaker Jon Acuff tell the interviewer that he sincerely hopes that nobody looks for their dream job as their first “real” job. Instead, he explained, that first job is there primarily to teach someone…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 12:06pm -
  • 4 Millennial Myths and a Very Hard Truth [Podcast]
    I haven’t done a great job of keeping the podcast shared here because I’m now publishing about once a week, and I typically have time to publish about once a week on this blog as well. If you have missed any episodes, like how to forecast your wo…
    - 42 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 12:32pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Naomi’s Christmas: Restorative Aloneness And A Childhood Spent In Retail
    A Page From Bloom’s Camera 1950 Catalog Ron left the house this morning before dawn, headed to Redmond, OR to spend Christmas with a range of Wallaces. Time moves more slowly when I’m alone, and it’s a very rare treat. Having a few days at home…
    - 23 Dec 17, 4:26pm -
  • Reprise: A Great Miracle Happened Here!
    Take Your Chances, Win Some Gelt Chanukah 2017, With My HR Tech Wishes For 2018 Have you ever played the Chanukah game of spin the dreidel? With or without the modified rules derived from “spin the bottle?” Did you know that the four letters, one…
    - 11 Dec 17, 9:00pm -
  • Belated Comments On Workday’s 2-27-2017 Earnings Call
    [This should have been written and published in early March, but that’s when our kitchen remodel project went into what’s called demolition, and life at Bloom & Wallace has been pretty disrupted ever since. It’s going to be gorgeous when finish…
    - 26 Apr 17, 11:32pm -
  • A Layman’s Thoughts On American Healthcare
    At the end of 2009, as the ACA was being born, while I was recovering from a fully insured (but dreadfully painful post-op) rotator cuff surgery, I shared my two cents worth on the coming of the ACA. With the healthcare debate now front and central…
    - 16 Apr 17, 4:15pm -
  • Strategic Planning Is A Mindset!
    Strategic planning is a mindset which can be applied to great swaths of your life. If you’re willing to do the heavy lifting, just like in business, strategic planning provides much improved outcomes. With all of my exciting plans for Christmas an…
    - 9 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — The Whole Story In One Sitting!
    Preface I don’t know what got into me. Without any planning of plot or characters, without any outline of key points chapter by chapter and, quite frankly, without knowing what the hell I was doing, I just started writing. The first chapter was pos…
    - 4 Jan 17, 1:00pm -

HR Success Guide

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

David Jackson HR

  • Rethinking Redeployment
    Unprecedented challenges require unprecedented approaches to workforce management. As British Telecom moves away from its traditional approach to redeploying staff, accepting higher redundancy payments instead, we need to think about how we handle re…
    - 8 days ago, 13 May 18, 11:03am -
  • Testosterone in the Workplace
    If we are going to talk about a human future of work, we have to think about what it is that makes us human and not robots. We are seeing interesting discussions beginning around neuro-diversity, and around the menopause at work, but the powerful rol…
    - 7 Feb 18, 1:04pm -
  • Equal Pay for ‘Equal Work’ will not help Women
    Recent reporting on equal pay has taken as given the concept of equal work. In the future work place, this idea simply doesn’t make sense. Instead, the focus will be on value and that will be a far more helpful mechanism to address gender discrimin…
    - 2 Feb 18, 1:04pm -
  • Ethics and Mortgages
    It’s easy to rattle off clichés and quotes about having principles and acting ethically. It’s hard to seriously challenge practices and decisions at work that you are uncomfortable with. When I have supported people through these kinds of dilemm…
    - 2 Feb 18, 8:44am -
  • Bound in Blockchains
    We have all clicked “I Accept” on terms and conditions that we’ve never read. Somehow, it doesn’t feel the same as writing our signature on a piece of paper; we would never physically sign a contract without reading it. So what happens when o…
    - 29 Nov 17, 9:13am -
  • Rigid Thinking for a Fluid Future? Why Matthew Taylor is Wrong
    At the first in a series of #VibrantEconomy events at Manchester Metropolitan University tonight, Matthew Taylor of the RSA talked about the future of work. Rather than focus on the complexity of the challenges, and the radicalism required, what we g…
    - 16 Nov 17, 9:10pm -

Thinking About Learning

  • Inclusion is the starting point

    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 7:16am -
  • Facilitation skills aren’t enough in L&D
    It used to be the case in L&D that if you could train well, could design a good training session and had half decent facilitation skills you’d do pretty well in your role. And as L&D started to grow in its breadth of roles and what it could deliver…
    - 18 days ago, 3 May 18, 6:47am -
  • Smartphones and training
    For a long while, when training I let people know we’ll be working with adult rules. That people do what they want, when they want, how they want. For me, it sets up how I intend for the training to be. That it’s about shared responsibility and s…
    - 20 days ago, 1 May 18, 6:26am -
  • What can L&D learn from OD?
    The world of OD can sometimes seem a bit of a mystery. Is it about change management? Is it about leadership development? Is it about employee engagement? Is it about performance management? Is it about programmes of change? Is it about process impro…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 6:29am -
  • Back to Learning Design Essentials
    What does good learning design look like? If this were the 1990s, learning design looked like hearing someone in the business needed communication skills development and designing a course around that. It was attending an in-person classroom. It was…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 11:17am -
  • Is your opinion valid?
    One of the things I’ve been struggling with in the post-truth world we now live in, is that its become legitimate to claim whatever you want, with seemingly little more than your own thinking, and an apparent lack of need for evidence your thinking…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 5:01pm -

T Recs

  • Be Courageous, Be Human, #WorkHuman
    Do the internal systems and structures within your company work against people reporting harassment or bullying, or are there ‘safe spaces’ or non-judgmental support for those who need to tell their story? Can HR create these? And if not, then is…
    - 41 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 8:16am -
  • 3 Things about Digital Transformation
    October is traditionally HR technology month.  2 major conferences with accompanying expos, and chances to see what new functionalities the major companies have lined up, as well as some of the newer, start-up tech businesses. For all the bright shi…
    - 23 Oct 17, 6:51am -
  • Confession Time. I Used to be a Millennial.
    I have a confession to make. I was once a millennial. Although when I was, we weren’t called millennials. We were called long-haired layabouts. And nobody could care less what we thought about anything or what we wanted from the workplace. In commo…
    - 12 Oct 17, 3:18pm -
  • 3 Ways to Begin Better Hiring
    The way we recruit and onboard has to change. A run through of some recent research* tells us that: 85% of HR decision makers admitting that their business had hired someone who proved to be a bad fit for the job 1 in 5 of HR decision makers say that…
    - 11 Oct 17, 5:15pm -
  • Time to Redefine What we Mean by Talent
    The way we attract, hire, retain and develop the people our businesses need is changing. And so are the roles we want them to do and the way we operate. Yet too many organisations continue recruit as they always have, reporting skills shortages and c…
    - 20 Jun 17, 7:15am -
  • The Talent Challenges for HR
    Attracting, hiring, developing and retaining the right people has always been a crucial part of any organisation’s success. The methods of doing so successfully, however, are evolving fast. With growing skills gaps, uncertain trading conditions and…
    - 24 Apr 17, 7:29am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Um Yea: Not Another 2018 HR Tech Trends Post.
    Here’s a good way to kick off a new year: for the first time in like, a decade, I’m actually not dreading writing one of those annual preview posts. See, if you’re in the recruitment content marketing business (a pretty shit nice, TBH), every y…
    - 16 Jan 18, 2:21pm -
  • Git Up, Git Out: Why Prisons Are Killing Diversity in the Workplace.
    If employers truly cared about diversity, then a felony conviction would be a non-issue for recruiting, if not an asset.
    - 12 Dec 17, 2:33pm -
  • The Road to Hella: Why Silicon Valley Doesn’t Really Matter Anymore.
    It’s no secret that I’ve long hated the San Francisco area. These reasons, of course, extend beyond the more obvious, superficial stuff. While I have a sincere and deep-seated animosity for Giants and Golden State Warrior fans, streets that perpe…
    - 19 Oct 17, 1:35pm -
  • HiQ Lawsuit: When LinkedIn Loses, Everybody Wins.
    Throughout its history, LinkedIn has slowly, albeit deliberately, evolved from what used to be a fairly innocuous social network into one of the internet’s most extensive sources of personal data. Some of this, of course, is inevitable, given Linke…
    - 16 Aug 17, 1:14pm -
  • The G Spot: Google Gets Into the HR Tech Game, Because Why Not?
    For a function long consigned to being something of a technological backwater, the very thought that the most ubiquitous, transformative and, arguably, the most innovative company in the history of technology has thrown its hat in the recruiting ring…
    - 24 Jul 17, 1:04pm -
  • Something You Forgot: Sentiment Analysis for HR and Recruiting
    Despite our near obsessive fixation on “employee engagement,” this term remains largely amorphous and highly ambiguous, a subjective subject at best. Inherently, HR knows that an engaged workforce is more satisfied in their jobs, more productive…
    - 17 Jul 17, 12:48pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

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

101 Half Connected Things

  • Fish where the fish are #CIPDLD18
    Synopsis I don’t care for your technical language. It has no interest to me. I care for your technical expertise that can help good things happen. I don’t pay you for an invitation to tour your world. I pay you to step into mine. What do I see A…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 6:24am -
  • Single action bias and HR
    “In response to uncertain and risky situations, humans have a tendency to focus and simplify their decision making. Individuals responding to a threat are likely to rely on one action, even when it provides only incremental protection or risk reduc…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Apr 18, 8:07pm -
  • The Organisational Trailer
    The trailer is not the story. The story can’t just be the trailer. When I was younger you only really saw trailers for most films in the cinema. They were a treat. They tended to be quite short and designed to not give anything away. The concept of…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 8:44pm -
  • Swimming Shorts and Unbeaten Runs
    Someone once said to me that you can lower your expectations in different circumstances, but your standards should remain the same. It was during the last recession – and their theory was that at the point you blame the external environment for you…
    - 22 Jan 18, 7:50am -
  • Onboarding
    Onboarding is a terrible term. Somewhere someone’s CV has ‘I coined the term ‘onboarding” written on it and they should be proud of getting something into such common usage and slightly apologetic that we use such an odd term to mean ‘make…
    - 25 Nov 17, 10:24am -
  • Sorry. 
    That last post wasn’t finished. Technical issue at this end. Since I can’t undo emails the only options appear to be to pretend it didn’t happen – or apologise and wish you a good weekend… Apologies – and have a good weekend. 
    - 25 Nov 17, 8:27am -

Switch and Shift

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

Leadership Freak

  • newThe Choice That Makes You a Leader
    Obsession with others is avoidance. I have many conversations with leaders. Sometimes those conversations begin by talking about disappointment in teammates or higher ups. It’s necessary to talk through frustrations. But conversations can’t… Co…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 May 18, 11:49pm -
  • newDear Dan: I Put Stuff Off and Work All Weekend
    Dear Dan, I read and love your blog. Your post on procrastination hit home because I am a procrastinator. My director-level job involves deep-dive creativity, research, writing, deadlines, and teams. I’m good at… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 19 May 18, 2:09pm -
  • newOn Books
    I love books, the old fashioned kind made from trees. I love how they feel and smell. Old books smell like wisdom. I love how books look on my shelves. If you saw… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 18, 11:01pm -
  • new4 Ways to Delegate Before it’s too Late
    You waited too long to delegate if you’re going under for the third time. Delegation isn’t a life preserver for overworked leaders. Desperation is a lousy context for delegation. Practice proactive delegation: #1.… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 12:12pm -
  • The Seductions of Arrogance Compound the Elusiveness of Humility
    I write so frequently about humility because it eludes me. “In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.” Benjamin Franklin If you don’t grapple… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 12:04am -
  • Dear Dan: What’s Your Take on Humor in Leadership
    Dear Dan, I follow, and love, your leadership thoughts. I would be interested in seeing your take on humor and its role or value in leadership. Sincerely, Curious Dear Curious, Thanks for the… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 10:57am -

Three Star Leadership

  • newBoss’s Tip of the Week: Observe
    Yogi Berra was right. You can observe a lot just by watching. But don’t stop there. Listen, too. The way a person speaks and acts, what they choose to concentrate on, and how they treat others tells you a lot...
    - 17 hours ago, 20 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • newWeekend Leadership Reading: 5/18/18
    Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take...
    - 3 days ago, 18 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • The Oracle
    . Everybody called him Al, even though his real name was Elmer. He lived in the industrial heart of Ohio back before it was the “Rust Belt.” The people who knew him thought he was an oracle. I met Al at a dry goods...
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/16/18
    Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any...
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • Leaders and Strategies in Real Life: 5/15/18
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 6:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • The Most Awkward Position on Your Board
    My faithful readers know that I’ve been involved in my local SHRM chapter since about 2008 and that I’ve held a lot of different volunteer roles through those years (holy cow that’s ten years, which I think makes me a chapter historian by defau…
    - 48 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 1:17pm -
  • My favorite woman
    There’s no better person I could write about on #InternationalWomensDay than my Grandma! I love this woman so much and she loves me just as much. Grandma has been the strongest female role model throughout my life and such an influence on me. I fel…
    - 73 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 1:39am -
  • Go to Human Resources…if you dare!
    Go to Human Resources. In a time when sexual harassment victims are speaking up in a variety of industries I’m seeing more and more people ask, “Where was HR?” … “Did anyone go to HR?” I’ve just scrolled past these comments and kept my…
    - 31 Oct 17, 3:08am -
  • 3 ways Technology has made me a better HR Pro
    If you thought this was a blog post about the many HRIS options out there you can just close this page now. For those of you that want to know what I’m talking about that’s not an HRIS here it is: Google. Y’all…. I can google anything! It’s…
    - 20 Jul 17, 12:50pm -
  • Participation Trophies at Work
    Found this post while cleaning up my drafts and decided to publish it. I wrote this almost two years ago, yet didn’t need to change a thing.   I have yet to meet a millennial that enjoys being called a millennial. I often hear from my fellow gener…
    - 17 Jul 17, 1:51pm -
  • Stay in touch #SHRM17
    It never feels like enough time at national conference. Every one is back home by now and getting in their usual work routine again (after a 12 and a half hour crash to recharge our introverted batteries-just me?). We are all catching up on what we m…
    - 29 Jun 17, 1:30pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • This is 40.... 5
    Friends -The Mrs and I celebrated my 45th year on earth at Atelier Crenn a few days back... and it was glorious!I guess I'm half way through this wonderful Merry-Go-Round called life so I'd be foolish not to share a few things I've learned to this po…
    - 19 days ago, 1 May 18, 11:48pm -
  • Exhibitor Excellence Defined
    The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference will be the 10thstraight that I’ve had the pleasure of attending. Perhaps more intriguing is the fact that I’ve participated in this conference as an Exhibitor and an Attendee alike. I know the pure joy of workin…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 7:35pm -
  • Wait Stations
    "I am taking tiny steps forward" The Great John Darnielle revealed the power of transition in recent conversation. I've often noted that life's most memorable occasions lie in the moments in-between; sparse flashes of reward cradled in the ugly arms…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 9:23pm -
  • Happy Birthday Marley
    Happy Birthday Marmalade -I'm acutely aware that you are officially old enough to read this blog so I'll try not to embarrass you. I've been writing these letters to you before you could even read. I guess it's just my way of telling you how proud I…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 9:48pm -
  • A Hitch in the Hierarchy: Bridging Manager/Employee Relationships
    Back in 2014, I conducted a training for the Northern California Human Resource Association entitled: Our Three AudiencesThe goal was to workshop the avenues in which Human Resources is the one true conduit to all organizational functions: Employees,…
    - 68 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 5:23pm -
  • Water In Hand
    At the onset of 2018, I made a few adjustments: more exercise, more sleep, less beer, no Facebook.So Far So Good!The unfortunate part of growing old is no matter how many sit ups you do, you're gonna get fat. The wonderful thing about getting old is…
    - 97 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 2:14pm -

Employment Law Navigator

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

What Goes Around

  • Paradigms of Mental Health
    This week started with a visit to Liverpool to take part in an Open Space session titled Paradigms of Mental Health. The event was organised by NHS Research and Development North West, and co sponsored by Chester University and The RSA. I’m a big f…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 7:00am -
  • Stepping Off
    I’ve walked a long way since I first wore my Fitbit on December 27th 2014. 13,992,079 steps, or 6,606.28 miles if you prefer. I can only recall forgetting to put it on once or twice since then, one of those occasions being when Carole and I enjoyed…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 8:40am -
  • Gamification and Manipulation
    I enjoy walking. I like to walk for the sake of it, as a way of getting from a to b, as a way of keeping fit, as a way of clearing my head, as a way of coming up with ideas. My relationship with walking was shifted to another level by my friend John…
    - 19 days ago, 2 May 18, 5:58am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

  • Social Learning Platforms in the Classroom?
    Yes, social learning platforms are in my classrooms (face-to-face, blended, and online) and have been part of my teaching methodology since 2011 or so.  I personally got online around 2008 not too long after social media started getting popular amon…
    - 41 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:03am -
  • 121517 WMAY Local First Spotlight Rogers HR Consulting

    - 72 days ago, 10 Mar 18, 10:01pm -
  • #MeToo Focus in the Caribbean
    The morning after a day in Jamaica starts off with a bang in Julie Pugh's session covering Harassment in the Headlines most recently refenced by hashtags #MeToo and #TimesUp.  Her session was titled Have Your Life Jacket Handy: The HR Professional's…
    - 9 Feb 18, 3:48pm -
  • Workplace Wellness Takes SAIL
    It's Showtime at sea for attendees of the 1st Annual #HRCruise heading to Haiti and Jamaica.  After a great opening session by Greg Hawks, the first session of the week began with Brad and Suzanna Cooper with US Corporate Wellness.  They have walke…
    - 6 Feb 18, 4:19pm -
  • Bereavement Leave FAILs When it Comes to Flexibility
    The following was originally posted on the WomenofHR site on 7/14/15. I am reposting here because I will be referring to it in upcoming presentation where I have done some additional research around this topic of Bereavement Leave. My mission is to…
    - 15 Jan 18, 9:28pm -
  • How Emergency Management Can Fit into Businesses While Taking the Burden off HR
    Guest Post By Kendall Herbert, Emergency Management SpecialistAccidents, Emergencies, and Natural Disasters happen every day, and their repercussions can affect everyone. Emergency managers are the experts who assist work centers and businesses to pr…
    - 10 Nov 17, 5:31pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • Screaming at my technology
    This week I have been fighting a regular battle with my HRIS. For those not in the know, HRIS stands for Human Resource Information System. If an uninterested observer were watching this battle unfold, I believe they would unequivocally state … Con…
    - 90 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:05pm -
  • The lessons from first jobs
    All of us had a first job at some point. The question I ask now that some of our careers have gone 10, 20, even 30 years on; what lessons from our first jobs are we carrying with us today? … Continue reading →
    - 16 Jan 18, 1:15pm -
  • Clean vs. Cluttered

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

    - 2 Jan 18, 4:59pm -
  • 12 years
    Twelve years is a long time to do anything. For the last 12 years I’ve been fortunate to serve as a volunteer leader for the Indiana State Council of SHRM. In that time we’ve accomplished a great many things together. … Continue reading →
    - 16 Oct 17, 1:19pm -
  • Yes, write now!
    This is a pivotal week for us. So much to consider, to say, and to do. I know this hard for many of you, but it’s so important so bear with me for a moment. If everyone I know would … Continue reading →
    - 17 Jan 17, 12:58pm -

A Leading Perspective

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

    - 15 Jul 16, 11:50pm -
  • Purposeful HR
    I’m here at SHRM16 milling about with thousands of other Human Resource Professionals. I was on a walk last night, proudly wearing my SHRM16 Blogger tshirt, and stepped into a joint to get some water. An employee of the store, referring to my shir…
    - 20 Jun 16, 3:35pm -
  • Get Certified; Stay Certified!
    Years and years ago, I decided I wanted to get certified. This was no small deal; I had been raised in state government and NONE of my peers or supervisors were certified nor did any of them, as far as I could tell, see the value in it. I began the s…
    - 20 Jun 16, 12:20am -
  • Mindfully Including Howard Ross
    Years ago, I was a member of my local SHRM Chapter and was helping our current president recruit for new Board Members. On one particular year, the Diversity Chair position was vacant and so I offered to help recruit for that position. I had been i…
    - 17 Jun 16, 9:43pm -