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  • newHelp, my Hiring Manager is Being Objectionable!
    Frustrated, the person asking for my help may have used a more colourful word to describe their hiring manager. You know the type though, the one who says, “Find me a java developer?” but won’t tell you anything else. And you work in an IT co…
    - 13 hours ago, 6 May 15, 7:17pm -
  • newEp 35 – Why People Pick the Career Choices They Do with Ryan Mead
    I didn’t pick human resources as one of my career choices. It picked me. I have, however, chosen to continue to working in this industry and pick what clients, partners and team members I have and continue to work with over the years. Building a gr…
    - 15 hours ago, 6 May 15, 5:40pm -
  • newDownload our 2015 Guide to Las Vegas & the SHRM Annual Conf #SHRM15
    Over the past few weeks we’ve had numerous Facebook messages, emails, and texts into our secret club asking when we’d be launching our annual guide for the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition happening next month. If you’re headed to SH…
    - 18 hours ago, 6 May 15, 2:17pm -
  • newCandidate Empowerment – Candidate Experience 2.0 (Part Two)
    Check out part one of our candidate empowerment series and learn how to reshape the candidate experience.  Candidate experience has come a long way, but it still has a long way to go. As an industry, we should be proud that the period of time betwe…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 7:17pm -
  • newSocial Entitlement is Not the Path to Sustainability
    A number of years ago I had the good fortune to be in France for the Tour de France. As a result of a delayed flight we met an American living in Paris who was on our plane. He was very helpful in contacting our hotel and letting them know we were go…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 5:17pm -
  • new65% of CEO’s See No Use for Social Media in Recruiting
    Learn more about social media fundamentals in recruiting by joining me on a Saba webinar 5/27 4 PM EST. Click here.  I’m not a person who waits around for things of to happen. I make them through ridiculous amounts of research, preparation and…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 2:17pm -
  • Recruiting Trends for 2015
    Every year the job market changes, and 2015 is no different. Employers trying to stay current with the latest trends need to be aware of how the market has changed and what that means for their hiring practices. The job market has picked up again in…
    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 1:17pm -
  • Communication Flow 101
    Shall We Talk About It? Proper communication flow is always the first step to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the organization (and specifically for you, recruiters). Whether it is daily and routine operations, strategic decisions, or change…
    - 36 days ago, 1 Apr 15, 2:40am -
  • MaximusLife Launches Mobile Platform at #SXSWi Focused on Wearable Market
    MaximusLife, a crowd funded people-based technology company with roots in HR technology, today announced the launch of MaximusLife “My Greatest Life” on mobile. The platform is the first people-focused platform that empowers individuals to create…
    - 58 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 5:19pm -
  • 3 Employment Interview Questions #Employment Ethics
    As an interviewer, it’s important to get a good sense of an entry level job candidate’s employment ethic from other things than a long work history. Discovering the work ethic of a potential hire is as simple as lining up a few questions that wi…
    - 62 days ago, 6 Mar 15, 6:55pm -
  • Think HR Technology is Broken? #hrtech
      HR Tech Can’t Solve Your Recruitment Ailments I want to start with stating the obvious – neither recruitment nor HR technologies are “broken.” There are quite a few HR influencers and vendors out in the market which are dedicating many re…
    - 79 days ago, 17 Feb 15, 2:17pm -
  • Caleb Fullhart Named as Newest Member of TalentCircles Executive Team #hrtech
    San Bruno, CA – TalentCircles© Inc., a leading talent community and candidate relationship management platform and technology, today announced the addition of Human Capital industry veteran, Caleb Fullhart, to its executive leadership team. Fullha…
    - 86 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 2:20pm -
  • 7 Ways to Quit Stealing Blog Content
    If you are receiving this blog from me, it’s likely that instead of calling you out, I’m politely suggesting that you remove my original content that has been copied and pasted onto your site. In short, I’m tired of your shit. I appreciate that…
    - 21 Jan 15, 8:19pm -
  • I’ve Fallen Out of Love with Twitter
    For the last 6 years, Twitter has been the glue that has held my community together. It has facilitated client relationships, business opportunities and even introduced me to best friends. Twitter has been the secret sauce that has catapulted my blog…
    - 29 Sep 14, 2:35am -
  • The Why Behind HR Technology’s Hype Cycle
    I’ve been giving a lot of thought these days to the adoption speed or lack there of when it comes to human resources technology. In trying to explain the cycle, I’ve taken a page from Gartner and how the cycle moves. Adoption is often very slow w…
    - 20 May 14, 11:17am -
  • How to Sell to HR: Current Advertising & Marketing Trends
    The human capital and HR industry is a hard nut to crack. It’s an elitist and exclusive female dominated bunch. The men in the industry likely came from the recruiting or operations side of the house. Outsiders are viewed skeptically particularly t…
    - 19 Feb 14, 8:25pm -
  • Your Company Careers Page is the Heart of Your Employment Brand
    Not too long ago, I wrote about the 9 channels of employment branding. Employment branding is one piece of your overall recruitment strategy. It is the most strategic part of your recruiting plans and activities. Employment branding incorporates trad…
    - 12 Feb 14, 3:52pm -
  • The Difference Between an HR Business Partner & Just HR
    Human Resources. HR. It’s an industry that is elusive in understanding to many including your CEO, hiring manager or employees. Just exactly who is HR and what do they do for your business, compliance and for the employee? I’ve often said that HR…
    - 5 Feb 14, 2:17pm -

DATIS HR Cloud

  • newThe New HR Framework
    The continued growth of the workforce has called for a redefined understanding of human resource management. With the boom of the information and technology age, the barriers between work and life have become increasingly intertwined. Employees now h…
    - 20 hours ago, 6 May 15, 1:02pm -
  • newOn Leadership and How to Succeed at Succession
    This DATIS Blog Article, “On Leadership and How to Succeed at Succession“, was originally posted by Aditi Chopra, Linked 2 Leadership, on April 13th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. Leading an organization or a program is often a very…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 1:17pm -
  • 5 Tips to Increase Productivity
    This DATIS Blog Article, “5 Tips to Increase Productivity”,  was originally written by Jessica Kane, CheckWorks, on April 17th, 2015 and was shared with permission As the world continues to produce more and more distractions, productivity level…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to Lead the 21st Century Workforce
    This blog was inspired by the Becoming an Employer of Choice preconference university led by Holly Green, CEO and Managing Director of The Human Factor, at the 2015 National Council Conference. In recent years, we have witnessed a fundamental shift..…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 1:03pm -
  • A Powerful Concept for Your Decision-Making
    This DATIS blog article, “A Powerful Concept for Your Decision-Making“, was originally written by Donald Latumahina, Life Optimizer, and was reposted with permission. A while back, I read Launch by Jeff Walker. It’s a good book on online bus…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 2:20pm -
  • A Better Way to Resolve Conflict
    This DATIS blog article, “A Better Way to Resolve Conflict“, was originally written by Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS, LLC, on April 15th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. Conflict is a part of life. Being a great leader requires you to...
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 12:26pm -

Sagacity | HR

  • newHow to Improve Performance Reviews: First Eliminate Ratings!
    Can we talk about performance reviews? This corporate sham is one of the most insidious, most damaging, and yet most ubiquitous of corporate activities.  Everybody does it, and almost everyone who’s evaluated hates it.  It’s a pretentious, bogu…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • Let’s Raise Awareness of Mental Health in May
    When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases, and are beginning to show signs of symptoms like a…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 11:22am -
  • Know the 5 Signs of Mental Disorder
    One in every five Americans develops a diagnosable mental health condition each year. Do you know someone who might be suffering from a mental illness? Do you know how to help them? There is a stigma that surrounds mental illness. Too often, mental i…
    - 45 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 12:00pm -

Micheal Vandervort

  • Labor Relations Round-Up
    A Baker’s Dozen Labor Donuts Labor Relations professionals had a busy week. Here are headlines from a baker’s dozen stories I’ve had my eye on this week.  Check out the stories. Breaking: Union postpones election at Boeing Plant in South Carol…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 7:43pm -
  • NLRB. HR ain’t got time for that!
    Human Resources People are Busy “Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, And looking up I noticed I was late.” – The Beatles I woke up this morning and felt a disturbance in the Force. It…
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 2:41pm -
  • Breaking: NLRB Issues Guidance for New Election Rules
    NLRB General Counsel Issues Guidance for Representation Case Rule Implementation From the NLRB website: General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. issued a guidance memo on modifications to the representation case procedures that will take effect on Ap…
    - 31 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 7:37pm -
  • Labor Relations Round-Up for April 3, 2015
    Labor Relations Stories for April 3, 2015 Image source: Forbes Blogging over the Easter weekend is stupid, but then no one ever said that I was….never mind.  This is a simple post anyway with headlines from five important labor relations stories t…
    - 33 days ago, 4 Apr 15, 1:35pm -
  • Are You Prepared For the NLRB “Union Spring”?
    Your Best Laid Plans May Be Screwed Over the past several weeks, a number of large employers have been announcing that they are raising wages for their hourly workforce, including McDonald’s which just announced a wage increase for the 90,000 emplo…
    - 34 days ago, 3 Apr 15, 7:19pm -
  • NLRB PowerPoint for Election Rule Changes
    Here’s a link from the National Labor Relations Board site that will take you to the PowerPoint the agency is using for their internal training.  The new rules including the need to give a lot of personal information for your employees to the unio…
    - 36 days ago, 1 Apr 15, 1:43am -

Hacker Rank Blog

  • newTech Hire Initiative: How LaunchCode Evaluates 600 Tech Apprentices Per Month
    This is a guest post written by Alex Miller, VP of Programs at LaunchCode. LaShana Lewis grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois. As a young girl, she was fascinated by computers, and spent hours building and deconstructing old PCs and hard drives. Afte…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 4:59am -
  • newThe Rise & Looming Fall of the Whiteboard Interview
    This article was originally published on Forbes.com. For the past few decades, most engineers require candidates to code on a whiteboard. If you think about it, this concept is really bizarre. Software engineers who make it to the in-person whiteboar…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 4:51am -
  • How Mimino Solved 78 Project Euler Problems in Under 24 Hours
    Last weekend, HackerRank hosted its 1st live streaming event in which Michal Danilak, more famously known as Mimino, achieved a herculean feat. Mimino solved ALL 78 Project Euler challenges in under 24 hours, at a rate of about 18 minutes per problem…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:58pm -
  • Tech Recruiter’s Weekly Roundup: May 1, 2015
    Welcome to the Tech Recruiter’s Weekly Roundup! Every Friday, the HackerRank editorial team thoughtfully selects the most interesting and relevant tech recruiting insights from around the web just for you. 1. SnapChat Using Geolocation to Poach…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:27pm -
  • 3 Unlikely Industries Innovating in Tech Hiring
    This article originally appeared in Venture Beat. The Department of Labor estimates that there are currently 500,000 unfilled positions in IT fields. But it isn’t just the tech industry that desperately needs tech talent. Banks, retailers, and gove…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 5:57pm -
  • The Real Reason Women Only Earn 18% of CS Degrees
    The tech world is missing out on nearly half of the population of talent. From the classrooms to corporations, why aren’t more women on the path to building revolutionary software and hardware? Women generally earn more undergraduate and graduate d…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:33pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • Just Because You Can…Doesn’t Mean You Should
    When contemplating a course of action or implementing a new procedure/policy HR practitioners stand at a metaphorical crossroads. In general the process begins with the question “can we do X?” which is a perfectly acceptable, and appropriate, pla…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 12:02pm -
  • 3 Things Your HR Department is Doing Right Now
    Managing employee data on spreadsheets I recently read a job posting for an HR Director position with a mid-sized organization (several thousand employees). There, amongst the laundry list of job duties, was “Provide annual wage adjustments on Exce…
    - 9 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 12:43pm -
  • The Pace of Business. The Pace of HR.
    I grew up in Wisconsin. I spent my childhood and HS years in the Milwaukee suburbs, headed off to college in central Wisconsin, and then returned to live and work in Milwaukee. It’s a bustling city and I’ve found thatThe post The Pace of Busines…
    - 14 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 12:01pm -
  • Surprise Me Rob Lowe! #WorkHuman
    There are many things I’m looking forward to at the Globoforce WorkHuman 2015 conference including hearing from Tania Luna who is a trainer, consultant and “surprisologist.” She’s a founder, along with her sister, of Surprise Industries where…
    - 17 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 4:28pm -
  • Hypocritical Leadership
    You’ve made it! You’ve been promoted and now you’ve got that nice cushy management gig with the corner office, embossed letterhead and a budget to take other big-shots out to lunch.  You vow to never forget what it’s like workingThe post Hy…
    - 22 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 12:01pm -
  • The Most Boring Answers to the Question “What Does HR Do?”
    I was poking around the internet recently and, as inevitably happens, I fell down a rabbit hole. It started with a review of numerous HR job postings which are always amusing; is there seriously a human being out there who craves the jobThe post…
    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 12:19pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • 3 ways for HR to reinvent itself in today’s high-tech business climate
    Originally posted on Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management:The evolving technology landscape has had a dramatic effect on everything about work – and perhaps most importantly, the way we handle human capital management. We’re now worki…
    - 5 days ago, 2 May 15, 4:09am -
  • Learning Luminary Interview: Katrina Baker, LMS Admin and Author of “LMS Success”
    Originally posted on Learning In The Cloud:By Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus Editor’s Note: Welcome to the fifth interview in our “Learning Luminaries” series — where we showcase conversations with the brightest and most innovativ…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 5:51am -
  • 10 Top Social Voices In HR And Technology
    Originally posted on The HR Gazette:Want to know the big social voices within the business tech space? You have come to the right place! Here’s our who’s who of tech influencers on Twitter.  Top 10 Technology Voices On Twitter 1. Steve Wheel…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 5:42am -
  • 4 great reasons to invest in better HR technology
    Originally posted on Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management:By Jayson Saba,VP of Strategy and Industry Relations at Ceridian. It’s never been a better time to work in human capital management. Thanks to the rise of innovative HR technolog…
    - 14 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 5:24pm -
  • The Mobile Job Application
    Originally posted on the Graeme White: the Graeme Writes:You haven’t mobile optimised your site yet? What’s wrong with you? Don’t you know Gen Y, Millennials, and your grand-kids won’t even know or remember what a computer is in a few months…
    - 18 days ago, 19 Apr 15, 3:37am -
  • I told you so: A tale of Systems, Process and Analytics
    Originally posted on the Graeme White: the Graeme Writes:I have always been of the mind that if you have a business procedure then it should be measurable. If any parts of a process are not able to be reported upon, then you need to assess if this is…
    - 18 days ago, 19 Apr 15, 3:35am -

PeopleGoal Blog

  • Training Materials: PeopleGoal
    A fully interactive training guide for PeopleGoal covering basic employee activities, manager activities and administration activities.
    - 15 days ago, 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.
    - 80 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Workplace Trends 2015: The year of collaboration
    The workplace trends in 2015 are changing towards a culture of collaboration. Employees are no longer want to be told what to do but they can use their ideas to solve problems. Millennial managers approach is to listen, understand and promote team wo…
    - 81 days ago, 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 -
  • newThe Future of Recruiting and Employment Branding is Video
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Earlier this month we talked about how video broadcasting is key for your employment branding. We’d like to expand on the topic today and show why it’s the future. As recruiters, we are constantly looking at ways to rea…
    - 17 hours ago, 6 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • newYour CEO Is More Likely to See Social Media as a Tool in Hiring Than Marketing
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Your company’s CEO may not spend her day Tweeting or check Instagram during her daily commute, but chances are, she sees it as a highly valuable tool in hiring at your company. In fact, it’s likely that she even places…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Ways to Use Social Media in Hiring & Recruiting
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Social media is a huge part of our lives, from work to family to dating and everywhere in between. It’s become ever present and will only continue to grow and continue its reign as the one tool that manages to have a rele…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Which Came First - Recruiting Analytics or Analytics in Recruiting?
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell The “which came first?” question is age old but lately I haven’t been thinking about it in terms or the chicken or egg, but in relation to recruiting and how it evolved to where it is today. You can’t think about th…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 4:00pm -
  • The Cost of Vacancy - Part Two
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell If the word “vacancy” reminds you of a flashing neon sign on an old roadside hotel, its time to rethink the term. Cost of vacancy, or COV, is an often-forgotten, yet highly valuable measure of HR and recruiting success,…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 4:00pm -
  • The Cost of Vacancy - Part One
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell As human capital leaders we spend our days hiring, engaging, training, strategizing and supporting the business interests of the larger organization. We focus on the people who are directly responsible for the success of th…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 4:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • 2015 Guide to Conquering SHRM Annual- Las Vegas
    Top 10 Tips to Succeed at SHRM Annual.
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 12:18pm -
  • Anagnorisis & Peripeteia: What In the World Did I Sign Up For?
    The jobs we hope to make and the jobs we hope to create aren't going to stick unless they are jobs people want.
    - 6 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 10:44pm -
  • How Sleep Deprivation Impacts Your Work
    As a leader, have you noticed that drowsiness has had an impact on your performance or the performance of your team? What signs have you seen that drowsy workers in a corporate setting are impacting productivity?
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 2:34pm -
  • NBA Playoff Predictions Show
    First Annual NBA Playoff Predictions by Trish and Steve. Check it out!
    - 16 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:34pm -
  • Not Haunted
    In my HR career I have seen far too many companies use the tactics in the first examples as they tell employees how NOT to behave, what NOT to wear, etc. I would strongly recommend a handbook policy revamp if yours resemble the first examples.
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 4:33pm -

People Equation

  • newA New Book for a New Generation: The New One Minute Manager®
    Note from Jennifer: I’m honored to host this guest post from Ken Blanchard, business consultant and international best-selling author. Ken and his co-author Spencer Johnson have updated their classic management book “The One Minute Manager.” H…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 10:30am -
  • One Simple Way for Leaders to Build Trust
    What’s the single most effective way for a leader to build trust with his or her employees? It’s to show that you genuinely care about your employees’ career well-being. And one of the simplest ways to do this is to maintain consistent, non-dis…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 10:35am -
  • A New Definition of Leadership for the Next Generation of Leaders
    The definition of leadership is changing. Societal expectations of the workplace, fed by economic and demographic trends, are morphing the leadership job description. From emerging organizational structures like Holacracy, to changing expectations of…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 10:30am -
  • 16 Stories to Energize Your Leadership
    Feeling burned out as a leader? It’s a common feeling: work life is hectic and leaders feel especially “squeezed.”  This constant pressure can suck every last bit of energy from you and the people you lead, with unfortunate results. As Chris E…
    - 16 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 10:30am -
  • Spring Cleaning for Leadership – 21 Essays on Self, Culture and Teamwork
    This time of year often brings out the cleaning fanatic in us, so Karin Hurt of the Let’s Grow Leaders blog asked for blog posts about “spring cleaning” for her April Frontline Leadership Festival. The outcome is a blog carnival with 21 essays…
    - 17 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 10:55am -
  • Boost Your Career with These Resources for Attracting High-Level Sponsors
      If you’re looking to advance in your career, securing a sponsor—an influential senior-level leader in your organization—is a smart move. Women, in particular, benefit from having a sponsor because according to this report from advocacy group…
    - 21 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newCayman Islands and HR
    I just got back from the Cayman Islands where I was invited to speak to the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resource Professionals at their annual meeting.  As you might imagine, it was awesome! This is only the second time in my life I’ve been ou…
    - 21 hours ago, 6 May 15, 11:41am -
  • newT3 – iRevu
    This week on T3 I review the the mobile micrco-feedback performance management technology, iRevu.  iRevü allows you to send micro-feedback to employees in real time, so they can view their feedback and respond in real time.  It’s a simple easy t…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 11:11am -
  • newThe Secret to Great HR
    The secret is extraordinarily simple, it’s all about a few close relationships. Depending on what type of organization you come from, it has to do with the relationship you have with those who are running operations. First, every organization has s…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 11:51am -
  • Sometimes You Just Love Someone At First Sight
    We aren’t supposed to be those people in HR.  We aren’t supposed to fall in love with a candidate the moment we see them. We tell ourselves we’re better than the rest, than our hiring managers. The problem is, we do. We do fall in love. In fac…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 11:37am -
  • Ladies, would you prefer not negotiating your salary?
    An article recently written on NPR speaks to a ‘new’ trend in organizational compensation.  What’s that trend? Apparently, companies are now not negotiating new hire or promotional salaries.  Basically, here’s what we pay for this position,…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 11:29am -
  • What ATS Should You Select For Your Company?
    If you read Monday’s post on Crappy Employment Brands, I told you I would answer the most asked question in HR and Talent Acquisition of all time.  It’s goes with the title to this post, and almost anytime I speak I get at least one person who w…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 11:40am -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • newIf You Are Feeling Uncomfortable, You Are Doing Something Right
    I am just going to go ahead and say it.  If you live your life always playing the “safe” bet, you are never going to get ahead.  Personally, this year and last, I have taken a number of risks.  I don’t regret for one minute taking those risk…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 2:20pm -
  • 5 Things You MUST Know When Entering HR
    When I started out in Human Resources, I was naïve.  I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I’m a recruiter in the Human Resources field.  I like what I do tremendously. I come home every day saying, “I love my job.” I don’…
    - 9 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:17pm -
  • 9 Reasons Why Recruiting Recruiters is a Bitch
    I have to admit it. I never thought in 2015 I would be recruiting recruiters. It just kind of fell in my lap. Honestly, it makes sense. I knew there would be a great shortage of recruiters this year. I called it!! The amount of good recruiters is jus…
    - 16 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 10:00am -
  • Using Employee Personality Tests to Screen for Hires
    Personality tests have long been popular; from quizzes in magazines to the new prevalence of Internet quizzes, people have always enjoyed gaining a little insight into how they think. But there is a more serious application to personality tests. Empl…
    - 21 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 2:28pm -
  • A Recruiters Worst Nightmare is Here
    This year is going to be an interesting year. It has been a long time since I have seen the candidate have the upper hand. Watching counter offers, stock options, and multiple offers become the norm is giving recruiters fits. Yes, I am going to call…
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 10:00am -
  • How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program
    Talented employees are hard to find and even harder to keep. But being known for career development can set your company apart and give it a competitive edge. That’s why 76 percent of Fortune magazine’s top 25 companies provide mentoring to their…
    - 28 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 10:00am -

HR Cloud

  • newHow HR Can Be the Driver of the SaaS Mindset
    Do you know why HR is moving to the cloud? Well, research is showing us that the reasons include the ability to “boost innovation, increase flexibility, and control costs.” Personally,...
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 7:22pm -
  • 4 Workspace Elements Sure To Engage The Millennial Worker
    The envelope of today’s workspaces are being pushed further and further. Facebook recently moved into their new 430,000 square foot “garden-roofed fantasyland” office. Apple has plans for a new Cupertino campus...
    - 9 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 4:30pm -
  • HR Cloud Launches Company Directory
    HR Cloud announces the release of Company Directory, the latest addition to its suite of cloud apps. Company Directory, a true team-building app, gives employees a fun and easy way...
    - 16 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 5:00pm -
  • How to Build Culture in a Telecommuting Environment
    Nearly 3% of the US workforce telecommutes. That might not sound like much but telework grew a whopping 80% from 2005 to 2012. Whoa! As the number of telecommuting employees...
    - 22 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 9:24pm -
  • HR Tech Europe Conference Wrap Up
    HR Cloud made its official debut in London at the recent #HRTechEurope conference. Our product lineup, including Core HR, Onboard, Company Directory, and Leave Requests, was a hit. Not only was the...
    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 4:31pm -

Women of HR

  • newWhy Leadership Skills Should Be Universal Skills
    Leadership skills are one of the many traits needed to be a successful leader. Women have closed the gender gap in entry and mid level positions, but have yet to reach that in top leadership skills. Susan Colantuono calls this the missing 33%, as wom…
    - 22 hours ago, 6 May 15, 11:00am -
  • A Look in the One-Way Mirror: Facing Inequity as a Female HR Executive
      In Human Resources, as much as any professional discipline, we women have hit our stride. Given the opportunity to compete in the field, we’ve succeeded: to reduce turnover, attract and retain those diamonds in the rough, and build reputations f…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • Not Haunted
    Last week I had the opportunity to visit New Orleans with a few friends.  New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in which to spend a few days, and I’d been there many times previously.  I love to wander the French Quarter, immersing myself in t…
    - 16 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • HR From a Different Perspective
    Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Susan Axelrod  again features a female entrepreneur and her lessons learned about building a business and leading successful teams.   I started my bakery business, Love and Quiches Gourmet, in my home k…
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • The Independent HR Practitioner – Achieving the Success You Deserve

    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • True Grit
    Recently, I stumbled across a compelling book written by Paul G. Stoltz, entitled Grit. He explores the components for extraordinary achievement and what it took to make it happen. I found his exploration compelling, and certainly worth highlighting.…
    - 37 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newSalesforce HR
    John Sumser takes a look at the new HR offering from SalesForce.com while rumors swirl in the background about a potential takeover and sale of the company.
    - 22 hours ago, 6 May 15, 11:00am -
  • newIs Your Hiring Process Creating More Rigor, or Rigor Mortis?
    Commitment is not binary, it grows over time. Rigor belongs at the end of your recruiting process, not at the beginning. Keep beginnings simple.
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 11:30am -
  • newHRExaminer Radio: Episode #93: Allen Johnson
    Join host John Sumser as he talks with Allen "AJ" Johnson, Head of Marketing for Talent Objects. Listen to Episode 93 of HRExaminer Radio.
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 2:40pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #17: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    HR Tech Weekly Episode 17 with Stacey Harris and John Sumser.
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 2:04pm -
  • Weasels and Sociopaths
    As a lawyer, I deal with weasels and sociopaths a lot. Weasels and sociopaths love power. And money. And chances are, you work with some.
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 5:24pm -
  • HRExaminer v6.16
    In our feature article this week, Heather Bussing delves into social media. Read, Can an Employer Make Me Change My LinkedIn Photo?In this twitter Q&A, HRExaminer checks the pulse of employer branding in HR and recruiting. Read, 50 Tweets of Emplo…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 4:05pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newMinnesota IT Jobs And Unemployment Q1 ‘15
    Q4 ’14 I held a number of roundtables with Minnesota Recruiter and HR colleagues to talk about recruiting, IT jobs and salary statistics. I do this every Q4 and it allows us to share information, confirm and/or question what we...
    - 1 day ago, 5 May 15, 8:47pm -
  • newErnst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest Finalists, BushConnect And Minnesota Gopher Football
    We had a warm sunny weekend in Minneapolis this weekend until late yesterday afternoon when a hail storm whipped through the downtown area. It was loud and lasted too long. Here are some photos during, after and then sunset: And...
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 11:42am -
  • Minnesota IT Jobs With Minnesota Non Profits
    The following new Minnesota IT jobs have been added on the Minnesota Non Profit IT Jobs page: Technology Director - Full Time Job - Minnesota Homeownership Center Applications Systems Analyst - Full Time Job - Catholic Charities of St. Paul...
    - 4 days ago, 3 May 15, 7:13pm -
  • The Best BLEEPING Job Description Ever
    Last week a CraigsList job ad from a “San Diego Tech Company” spread fast in the developer community across the country. Which is odd right because when was the last time anyone in any industry passed around a job description?...
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 5:04pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiter - Full Time Job - Award Staffing Jr. Recruiter - Full Time Job - LogiSolve Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Cummins NPower Recruiting Coordinator -...
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 4:04pm -
  • A Minnesota Recruiter’s View On Rebranding Minnesota, The Startup Community
    Luke asked what is the difference between Silicon Valley and Minnesota startups. I tweeted something like, “In Silicon Valley, they stand up on their chairs and scream. In Minnesota, they whisper.” Minnesota Startup Community: The Time Has Come F…
    - 27 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 6:40pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newWEBINAR: The New HR Math: Dumbing Down HR Analytics for Everyday HR and Talent Pros
    It all started with a great premise: Let’s teach kids an easier way to understand math so they won’t end up hating it. We can all buy into that, right!?... Get the RestThe post WEBINAR: The New HR Math: Dumbing Down HR Analytics for Everyday HR…
    - 17 hours ago, 6 May 15, 3:30pm -
  • newCandidate Tip O’ The Week: Just say No Thank You….
    Last summer, my oldest daughter worked in a daycare. Forty hours a week, sometimes split shifts, and a lot of times… the poop work. Literally. She had a great time... Get the RestThe post Candidate Tip O’ The Week: Just say No Thank You…. appe…
    - 18 hours ago, 6 May 15, 2:31pm -
  • newJohn Whitaker asks Are You Pushing Your Top Talent Away?
    You know what’s a difficult thing to do? Leaving a good job is a difficult thing to do. When you’re fortunate enough to work for an employer that treats you... Get the RestThe post John Whitaker asks Are You Pushing Your Top Talent Away? appeare…
    - 20 hours ago, 6 May 15, 12:21pm -
  • newWhen Employees Bite Back: Prepping for the Feedback Session That’s Going to Suck…
    It’s May. Getting near halfway through the year. Might be time for you to actually give some feedback to the people who work for you. Or, if you’re an HR pro,... Get the RestThe post When Employees Bite Back: Prepping for the Feedback Session T…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 3:15pm -
  • newSteve Boese shows the CHART OF THE DAY: How America will look in 2050 in one chart
    This short, but fascinating recent piece from the Washington Post is the source for today’s installment of CHART OF THE DAY – a quick snapshot of how the US population... Get the RestThe post Steve Boese shows the CHART OF THE DAY: How America w…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 1:05pm -
  • newNeed Motivation? Mark Cuban Can Help.
    I think about the various things that motivate me and most are internally vs. externally driven.  For example, getting up at 5am five days a week to workout isn’t because... Get the RestThe post Need Motivation? Mark Cuban Can Help. appeared firs…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 2:45pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • newThe Four Keys to Bold HR: Lessons for the Year Ahead
    We just finished our 8th annual IMPACT research conference in Florida, and our theme was Bold HR – pushing the envelope on talent and HR practices, reinventing what we do, and starting with a...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory S…
    - 2 days ago, 4 May 15, 11:13pm -
  • Bold HR: A Theme Which is Here to Stay
    This week we are hosting our annual IMPACT conference, our 8th year. While I don’t want to give away the secrets of my keynote, the theme is what we call Bold HR:  giving HR the freedom and...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Se…
    - 11 days ago, 26 Apr 15, 2:32pm -
  • Why great HR professionals are like Master Carpenters
    One of the most interesting and challenging issues for organizations around the world is “how to build a world-class HR team?” Of course the subtext is “how to build world-class HR skills?”This...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and…
    - 21 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • Update on Saba: Turnaround In The Making?
    Last month Saba, a pioneer in the market for enterprise learning and talent management systems, held its annual customer conference (more than 700 learning and HR professionals attended).  I had a...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advis…
    - 23 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 11:52pm -
  • LinkedIn buys Lynda.com for $1.5 Billion, Signals Shift in the Learning Marketplace.
    Today LinkedIn announced the acquisition of Lynda.com, a pioneering online learning company known for high-quality, expert-led video instruction. Lynda’s content focuses on creative skills,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Ser…
    - 27 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 2:51pm -
  • Research Shows that Retention and Engagement Now Top Challenges Around The World
    We just published the major study Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015, and the results are striking.Today, driven by shifts in both work ethos and the transparency of the job market, employee...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advi…
    - 58 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 1:54pm -

Your HR Buddy

  • HR is a Consulting Function not Shared Services
    During my interview with Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte; I asked him, ‘Do companies really need to rethink about having an HR department. Why do some companies say ‘No’ to having an HR department and what are some of th…
    - 80 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • 4 tips to help candidates ease up during Interviews
    Interviews can be stressful for both interviewer (Recruiters/HR/Hiring Manager) and job candidate. It’s challenging for both to know if it is going to be a right fit or not. A great recruiter would do his best job of building a relationship with th…
    - 85 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Employee Satisfaction and Culture Instigators at Rackspace
    Yesterday Crystal Miller and I interviewed Kelly Long @Kelly_long, HR Chief of Staff at Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company and she talked about the unique work culture at Rackspace, tracking employee satisfaction and having ‘Culture Instigators’…
    - 86 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 3:28pm -
  • My Top 10 HR and Recruiting blog posts of the year 2014
    I took a review of my last year’s blogs to assess and find out what worked and why. It is always great information to know how I can relate to my audience and how I can serve you better.  And It helps me make some blogging strategy for this year t…
    - 87 days ago, 9 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Future of Work – Independent Workers
    ‘According to Intuit by 2020 40% of American Workers will be freelancers. Another study conducted by MBO partners found that today there are approximately 30 million independent workers and that by 2019 this number will grow to 40 million’ – Th…
    - 91 days ago, 5 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Snapchat and Instagram for Employer Branding
    You know what will I do when I want to see some inside stories on Corporate culture! I will check @HRCultureclub on Instagram. Stephanie Krieg, Founder of HR Culture club has been doing an amazing job of sharing some unique and interesting inside sto…
    - 92 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 1:30pm -

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • Is Your Organization Ready for The Bring Your Own Device Approach?
    More employees than ever before are using personal devices for work purposes so they can get more done in less time. And given that the BYOD (“Bring Your Own Device”) approach helps organizations… Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 11:58pm -
  • #TChat Radio Show To Broadcast From European Tech Summit
    The annual European Tech Summit, highlighting the best of the Irish and European Tech sector comes to Cork on May 6th, offering a stellar line-up of national and international speakers and celebs like… Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 11:15pm -
  • 10 Top Social Voices In Recruitment
    Want to know the big social voices in and around Recruitment? You have come to the right place! Here’s our who’s who of the big Staffing voices on Twitter.  10 Big Recruitment Voices On Twitter 1. Shanna Landolt – President… Continue…
    - 11 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 10:56pm -
  • 10 Top Social Voices In HR And Technology
    Want to know the big social voices within the business tech space? You have come to the right place! Here’s our who’s who of tech influencers on Twitter.  Top 10 Technology Voices On Twitter 1. Steve Wheeler… Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 10:15pm -
  • How Discriminatory is Video Interviewing?
    In this article I will be discussing discrimination in regard to asynchronous (one-way) video interviewing rather than two-way conference style interviews but these points should apply to both. We understand there is no… Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 9:50pm -
  • How Social Media Is Changing Businesses In 2015
    Sophisticated computing devices and their applications are connecting businesses and clients like never before. Enabling exchanges of information from around the world within seconds. In the last 20 years Computing, once restricted to… Continue rea…
    - 11 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 9:46pm -

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

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

    - 10 Sep 13, 12:00pm -

Everyday People

  • Don’t HR Me !!
    This past week I had one of my many “commute convos” on the way home from work. I have a pretty long commute and I love to fill it with calls with friends. I know it’s a bit archaic to … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 1:11am -
  • The Future Looks Bright !!
    This past week I had a very cool experience !! I was one of the judges for the SHRM Student Case Study competition. I sat with two other great HR pros from the area as we heard graduate students from … Continue reading →
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 2:22am -
  • What Do You Think ??
    Feedback is a tricky thing. When we talk about this topic, our focus is how we give feedback to others. This is needed because it doesn’t occur naturally, or often enough, in our organizations. It’s interesting to me though that when we … Con…
    - 17 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 1:37pm -
  • Be Full !!
    As I type this post, I have to admit I’m spent. It’s a good feeling to be honest, but it’s also exhausting. I brought this upon myself. You see, I had the opportunity to spend the entire day out in … Continue reading →
    - 24 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 1:21am -
  • Grass Roots !!
    With Spring now fully upon us, I’ve been tempted to get out into my yard. The harsh winter took it’s toll, and I’m definitely going to have to get out there soon and do some work. There are patches of … Continue reading →
    - 31 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 1:40am -
  • Coffee and Apple Pie !!

    - 38 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:34am -

Workplace Diva

  • newCharmin Survey Plumbs Our Workplace Toilet Plugging Habits
    You're in the company restroom when you suddenly feel flushed. Oh, no -- you've clogged the toilet! Again. Well, don't worry, because a new Charmin survey is here to back you up. The Charmin Flushability Survey (no, really!) conducted by Wakefield R…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 1:25pm -
  • Study: Our Favorite Braggarts Are Never Humble About It
    Ah, the humblebrag. The art of bragging while simultaneously trying to sound humble. Well, a new study says that humblebragging is actually far worse than straight-up, in-your-face bragging. So let's just tell everyone up-front how completely amazeba…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 5:58pm -
  • Dear Professional: Thanks For Remembering To Say, "Thanks"
    Have you noticed how nobody bothers to send a "thank you" note anymore? From kids' birthday parties to the occasional graduation present to the random job interview, we can largely forget about being thanked these days for doing our part. Curious,…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 6:07pm -
  • Workplace Trends: An Office Chair That Hides You
    Ah, the open office environment. It's like sitting in a churning sea of humanity where no burp, slurp or hiccup goes unnoticed. Plus, your co-workers always know when you're working, because they can see you sitting there in your chair. Well, not a…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 4:32pm -
  • Employees Blame Technology For Slowing Them Down At Work
    Do you feel like you're always working, but never getting very much done? If so, you're not alone. Too much technology, and too much red tape, keep slowing us down at work. But technology, and more of it, is supposed to make our lives easier! Too…
    - 14 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 3:12pm -
  • No Kidding, Tomorrow Is Take Your Child To Work Day
    Do you know that tomorrow is National Take Our Sons And Daughters To Work Day? Here are five tips for making sure our co-workers don't have a tantrum about it. Taking our kids to work is a great way to show them a real workplace in action. Some work…
    - 15 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 3:36pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newUSA Mobile Drug Testing Shares 6 Drug Free Workplace Benefits

    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 2:08pm -
  • Seeking Mobile Work Opportunities
    We are no doubt living through the beginning of the mobile technology era. The ability to communicate, collaborate, and accomplish across continents will be the defining factor of countless human endeavors throughout the 21st century. This means go…
    - 9 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 1:15am -
  • Summer Jobs: What Are My Options?
    The summer break is always a fun time to hit the beach, hang out with friends, and simply enjoy the warmer weather. However, it also happens to be a great time to make some extra cash and bulk out the resume. If you’re looking for a casual job to k…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 1:45pm -
  • Time for a Career Change? Here’s 5 Careers You May Not Have Considered
    If Monday mornings find you struggling to gain the momentum to face work, then maybe it’s time to reconsider your career. After all, statistics show most people will alter their career at least five to seven times during their lifetime, so if it’…
    - 15 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 1:08pm -
  • Looking For A Job As A Freelance Writer?
    A freelance writer is someone who writes for more than one organization .They are self-employed, as they are not working permanently in any particular organization. Freelance may sometimes be hired as full time employee, provided work location is not…
    - 16 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 1:26pm -
  • Getting Noticed: How to Submit Your Resume in a Creative Fashion
    Unless you’re a professional with a fantastic amount of desirability, the chances are that you’ll find job hunting to be a relatively tedious and sometimes soul-crushing experience. All of the hours you spend sending emails, searching for new opp…
    - 19 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 10:33pm -

Texas Strategic HR

  • Top 20 Human Resource Blogs
    Thanks to Staff Squared for making Texas Strategic HR #14 of the Top HR blogs of 2015! It’s a list with many far more distinguished and prolific bloggers so I very much appreciate being on the list. Want to see the other bloggers on their list? Go…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 5:07pm -
  • How To Manage Underperformance
    Special thanks to Grapevine Evaluations for providing this content! A business comprised of cheerful, motivated employees runs like a well-oiled machine. Unfortunately, as attractive a goal as this may be, it is rarely the case; businesses are collec…
    - 43 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 3:34pm -
  • 5 Types of Toxic Employees and How to Deal with Them [Infographic]
    Guest post by: Reuben Yonatan Founder and CEO of GetVoIP. Reuben’s writings blend commentary, research, and perspective on cloud computing, digital media, software trends, business strategies, and enterprise solutions.   One bad apple is all it ta…
    - 71 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 4:45pm -
  • Join Me 2/19 #hrhorrorstories #hotmess #drivethruhr
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drivethruhr/2015/02/19/elizabeth-lalli-reese-on-hrhorrorstories
    - 77 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 4:14am -
  • Start the New Year Right: Workplace Wellness
    From lifestyle coaching to weight loss programs, 62 percent of organizations offer wellness programs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2014 Employee Benefits Survey. By preventing or lessening employee health conditions,…
    - 12 Jan 15, 10:24am -
  • Questions Working Moms Hear During the Holidays
    Holiday party dynamics change as you get older. When I was in college, it was the questions about my major, if I’ve found a job in my field, and if I had a boyfriend. After I graduated and got married, the questions about buying a home and starting…
    - 29 Dec 14, 11:37pm -

The One Crystal

  • Okay Guys: Enough is Enough

    - 29 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 8:21pm -
  • #HRCarnival: The Truth of Employee Recognition in Branding
    The value of employee recognition goes far beyond branding. The post #HRCarnival: The Truth of Employee Recognition in Branding appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 70 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 11:33pm -
  • Being Crystal: The Confessions of an Over-Thinker
    I realized the best thing I could possibly do for myself was to stop trying to figure everything out. The post Being Crystal: The Confessions of an Over-Thinker appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 94 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 10:43am -
  • 2014 Year in Review: “Fix You”
    “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”―Abraham LincolnThe post 2014 Year in Review: “Fix You” appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 20 Dec 14, 2:09am -
  • In Response to #AlexFromTarget
    This morning, I weighed in with initial thoughts on the #AlexFromTarget situation; creating a social media phenomenon of one of their employees, a high school student from Frisco named Alex.  It seems to me that while modern marketing both sees and…
    - 4 Nov 14, 5:11pm -
  • Being Crystal: Why I Stay(ed) and Why I Left
    There are things which we hold close to our chest, not really wanting to share with others.  Of course, there are all kinds of reasons for it; but two stick out when it comes to domestic abuse:  there is a sad reality of judgement against the victi…
    - 9 Sep 14, 2:17pm -

The HR Blog

  • Stop Living In The Past During Performance Reviews
    Future orientation is the degree to which individuals engage in future-oriented behaviors such as investment and development to prepare the workforce to meet future organizational needs. Now lets look at the three key elements of performance review a…
    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 3:36am -

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • Ph.D.'s Gotta Ph.D.: 4 Ways Academic Staffing Differs from Traditional Staffing
    As we head into spring, most colleges and universities are currently wrapping up or have already completed, their search for tenure-track faculty members.  Having served on five search committees for our department over the past four years, and as a…
    - 65 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 1:51pm -
  • The 2014 Season of the #8ManRotation is Here!
    Like the Replacements 2015 tour, the latest edition of the 8 Man Rotation is back by unpopular demand.  Hot takes from Steve Boese, Kris Dunn, Lance Haun, Tim Sackett and myself on all that happened in the world of sports in 2014 and how HR can lear…
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  • #SHRM Chapter Advisors, the SHRM Case Competition & Career Summit #SHRMStudent
    One of the underappreciated roles among SHRM volunteers is the SHRM student chapter advisor.  The success of a SHRM student chapter is typically dependent on a willing faculty member to step up and take responsibility for being the lead contact.  H…
    - 87 days ago, 9 Feb 15, 12:00pm -
  • #HR Hero - Victorio Milian #TimSackettDay
    Tim Sackett Day began three years ago as a way to recognize those hard working HR professionals grinding away doing the real influencing on a day-to-day basis. The 4th recipient of this day of recognition is the great Victorio Milian.In 2009, as a pr…
    - 23 Jan 15, 11:02am -
  • Alternative HR Activities in Las Vegas For Students Prior to #SHRM15?
    I've been a SHRM student chapter advisor for nearly 20 years.  For most of that time, I have brought several dedicated students each year to  SHRM Annual, who want to advance their learning as they pursue a career in HR. Dedicated students are givi…
    - 14 Jan 15, 2:04pm -
  • What You Need To Know About MOOCs and Mobile Technology #talentadvisor
    I'm up at the Talent Advisor Portal at CareerBuilder's Hiring Site talking about how Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and mobile technology are driving recruiting and retention.Check out the post here
    - 5 Jan 15, 1:20pm -

HR Potential

  • Top Tips from #PeopleAnalytics15
    If you’ve looked at my blog and/or Twitter feed this week you can’t have failed to notice how inspired I was by #PeopleAnalytics15. With such a focussed agenda it was inevitable that things got a little repetitive as the conference … Continue r…
    - 12 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 8:27am -
  • People Analytics is not just for the Big Players
    A few months ago I attended a mini conference, the title of which was something akin to “HR game changers”. But don’t let the title fool you. It was a self-organised, by the sector for the sector, event. We have … Continue reading →
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  • Truce! The age-old battle of HR vs Finance
    I’m surmising this based on gut feeling rather than statistics, but I’m pretty sure that some of the stereotyping of people in certain careers is actually true a high percentage of the time. You tend to need to identify yourself … Continue read…
    - 14 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 5:17pm -
  • The Housing/HR quandary: Hello, we’ve been here all along
    Hello my name’s Helen and I work in social housing. Until recently this seemed akin to a confession at an anonymous peer support group. We’ve been tarnished by the pre-conception of undesirables pushing their sofas into their front gardens in ……
    - 16 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 4:07pm -
  • International Fabricated International Day
    There was me thinking it was just another ordinary Tuesday today. Perhaps you could say it was significant as 31 March is the last day of the financial year. It might even be pay day for some (not me, I … Continue reading →
    - 37 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:02pm -
  • Situation Vacant: Employee Brain Power
    As a teenager, I had the lucky experience of spending the whole six weeks of the summer holidays travelling with a German exchange student. I went to some fantastic places. I jumped off a waterfall. I learned to play cards. … Continue reading →
    - 51 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 9:43pm -

Evil HR Lady

  • new6 Tips to Help New Employees Meet the Boss’s Expectations
    I joined my financial services firm seven months ago. I interviewed for a senior manager role, but was offered a lesser role due to the firm’s pending sale. I was told that I could attain the role after working for at least one year. I accepted, ev…
    - 21 hours ago, 6 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • new6 Tips about How HR Can Best Handle Employee Complaints
    I work in a growing casino in the south west and lately I’ve been getting complaints from employees that make me feel like a high school guidance counselor more than anything. “My supervisor is mean to me. She yells at me in front of other cowork…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 7:48am -
  • 5 Job Hunting Myths That Need to Die a Horrible Death
    “Using Times New Roman is the typeface equivalent of wearing sweatpants to an interview,” according to a new article in Bloomberg. Things like this make steam come out of my ears. It’s one of those job hunting myths that need to die. Here are 5…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 12:08pm -
  • If Bruce Jenner Were Your Employee
    Bruce Jenner just announced “For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.” Now, as much fun as it is to discuss this on a gossipy level and get quotes from his Kardashian step children, what if Jenner were your employee? When a biological male an…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 12:07pm -
  • How to Be as Happy as a Swiss Person Without Moving Across the Globe
    The latest World Happiness Report is out and the country I call home, Switzerland, is number one for happiness. I didn’t get a chance to read it the day it came out because I was too busy yodeling, eating chocolate and skiing down the alps to have…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 1:06pm -
  • Is HR Legally Liable for a Boss’s Bad Behavior?
    I am a subscriber to your HR newsletter on About.com. I don’t remember ever seeing anything about when HR people (or non-HR people who are in charge of HR) could end up being implicated or in trouble in situations. I am asking this because I am in…
    - 9 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 6:54am -

Lean HR

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

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

  • Infographic: Interesting 2014 #SocialMedia Stats
    Microsoft gives us an interesting look on the actual audiences of some our favorite social media platforms.  You might be surprised at the results.  Click on the infographic below for the full view.Interesting 2014 #SocialMedia user stats Facebook,…
    - 6 Jan 15, 3:17am -
  • What Words Get Content Shared the Most on Social Media?
    This great infographic from Quicksprout answers the tricky question of what words get content shared the most on social media.  We know content is king.  But the real trick is to get people sharing your posts so that THEIR networks get exposed to y…
    - 6 Jan 15, 3:09am -
  • Getting Past Your Social Media Anxiety
    Great Infographic for those new to social media or wanting to ramp up their game in a more personal way.View in Pinterest
    - 6 Jan 15, 2:55am -
  • The Fascinating 1st Tweets of the #NewWayToWork Futurists
    This post will show you the first Tweets of some of today's tech and work "futurists", and how to discover the first tweets from anyone or about anything.  Manhattan, mid November 2014, hacking the future of work. The "secret" (ish) meeting spot is…
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  • Acquiring The Souls of Boomerangs: The #NewWayToWork
    We live in an age of diminishing talent in many fields, tech being the most obvious. With the proliferation of mobile technology and do-it-yourself apps, there is less interest in pursuing software development degrees.Companies are going to extremes…
    - 16 Nov 14, 9:49pm -
  • I find your lack of a Facebook account highly suspicious. How will I ever see you?
    via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/vBJexfr4zm/It is anyone's right to choose if they will participate on social channels and share bits of their life.  That being said, it is occasionally difficult to keep up with people in this day and age if the…
    - 5 Nov 14, 2:57pm -

Inc Blot

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

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

  • Is Working Overtime Beneficial or Dangerous?
    Foods have ingredients labels, and medicines have caution labels. However people aren’t labeled and scrupulously avoid labels. That is too bad, because some personality types, and some jobs, should come with warning labels. People who appear to t…
    - 37 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:45pm -
  • 10 Leadership Questions to Learn (and Plan)
    Success comes with high performance derived from the talent and competencies that individuals have built over the years, and developing a stronghold in leadership will realize the task of collective responsibility in radical strategic challenges th…
    - 38 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:30pm -
  • PERSPECTIVE
    “I have got that 3 hour management meeting today” “I have got to fire someone today” “We are having a potluck today” “The kids need money for the museum today” “I forgot to get gas for the cars yesterday” “These...Read more
    - 45 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:21pm -
  • We Suck at Predicting the Future, Let’s Focus on the Now
    We Suck at Predicting the Future, Let’s Focus On the Now! No matter the professional community, (HR, Marketing, Finance, or Sales) at the end of each year the pundits and experts try to show-off by predicting the big industry trend...Read more
    - 52 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • Happy Like Laverne & Shirley
    I have something special for you. This is the 4th installment of my Happy Employee Initiative, where I highlight a real person(s) who is happy with their job – and by happy I mean loves their job. I started this...Read more
    - 59 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 1:00pm -

The Buzz on HR

  • The 5 Phrases That Are Hurting Your Reputation
    On average, we deal with over 100 email messages in our inbox every day. More and more, we rely on our emails to document and track communication between us and the people we work with and for. Knowing this, sometimes, we go too far or not far enough…
    - 77 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 12:00pm -
  • Finding the “Flow” at Work
    A couple weeks ago, I downloaded the game app “Flow” onto my phone and tablet. It’s a game where you connect matching colors to fill the board space. The colors cannot cross or overlap; they cannot go outside the game board. You win by successf…
    - 92 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 11:00am -
  • From PIC — “HR is Headed for Self-Destruction”
    One of my favorite old skool hip-hop songs is “Self Destruction.” After 20 years, I still know over 90% of the lyrics. It is one of a few old skool jams that causes me to stop whatever I’m doing and lose myself in words and nostalgia for a few…
    - 99 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 3:00pm -
  • 5 Reasons I Love Victorio Milian — and You Should Too!
    Three years ago, the folks over at the Starr Conspiracy launched a thing called Tim Sackett Day. Tim is a great HR blogger who just wasn’t getting the love he deserved from the folks out there who make the Top Lists … You know the lists — Top H…
    - 23 Jan 15, 10:00am -
  • How I Would #MakeHRBetter
    I got an email last week from the awesome Steve Browne announcing that he was hosting the first Carnival of HR for 2015. The Carnival has been around for almost 8 years now. Each week, one HR blogger takes a turn hosting. The host selects a theme and…
    - 14 Jan 15, 11:00am -
  • HR and Sorority Sisters
    I am a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I crossed in November 1996 through the Rho Rho Chapter  of the University of Richmond. I treasure my membership and affiliation with my Sorority and the relationships I share with my Sorors. I…
    - 13 Jan 15, 11:00am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newDo Men and Women Approach the Job Hunt Differently? [INFOGRAPHIC]
    A lot has been done in recent years to create gender equality in the workplace and although women are in a better position business-wise than ever before, there is still a long way to go before true equality is achieved. Although every individual is…
    - 16 hours ago, 6 May 15, 5:03pm -
  • newThe Dos and Don’ts of Contacting Candidates
    Finding suitable candidates is one thing, however connecting with them and organising an interview with the hiring manager is another. When it comes to contacting candidates, there are some rules of thumb that recruiters should remember, so that the…
    - 18 hours ago, 6 May 15, 3:04pm -
  • new7 Tips for Writing a Killer Executive Resume
    Having reviewed and written thousands of resumes over the years, first as a recruiter and now as a professional brand builder, I’ve noticed a significant gap between what most management resumes include, and what recruiters and hiring managers ac…
    - 20 hours ago, 6 May 15, 1:03pm -
  • new8 Things That DO NOT Belong on Your Resume
    Resumes are tricky to get absolutely right and although there are no hard rules about what should and shouldn’t be included in it, there are a few things that can affect how your prospective employers perceive you negatively. In such a competitive…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 5:03pm -
  • newFuture Work Trends: Are They Social and Smart? #wtsadecco
    If you are a recruiter or job seeker, Adecco welcomes your opinion. You can participate in the Future Work Trends study here. We often wonder how we will be working in the future: everybody in space suits or with fancy touch-screen-devices? A compute…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 3:02pm -
  • newHow to Make Office Life More Comfortable
    We all know that aches and pains come with working in the office and sitting in a seat all day. While it may be rewarding for the bank account, it plays havoc with our bodies. It’s important to exercise and stretch as much as you can, especially if…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 1:04pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • newWhere do you see yourself in five years?
    I’ve been writing this blog for about five-and-a-half years (which equates to 38-and-a-half blog years). ME: Will you help me start a blog and somehow teach me how to turn this into a career? I think I’m going to get downsized.  BRITTANY: Of cou…
    - 20 hours ago, 6 May 15, 1:02pm -
  • Restaurant Wars: Your Misbehaving Kids vs. Everyone Else
    I get it. I’m a mother of three children, and trust me, my kids are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. So let’s begin with that. But here’s the thing, today I landed two more accounts, and THAT is a pretty major financial success f…
    - 16 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 1:06am -
  • Most Likely To #Secede?
    We drove from Toledo, Ohio to Sanibel Island, Florida this week. It was the best vacation ever. Exactly what we needed. Thank you, Florida! As always, you were very hospitable. Anyway, this post isn’t about seeing dolphins, the best seafood restaur…
    - 25 days ago, 12 Apr 15, 6:45pm -
  • I’m going to tell you what everyone is saying about your latest MLM venture, just not to your face. #SorryNotSorry
    Before we even get started, we might as well get this out of the way, I totally understand that you, the best MLM Sales Consultant ever, are going to disagree with me. I understand that this is going to upset you. I understand that you will rage in t…
    - 23 Dec 14, 9:26pm -
  • Just say no.
    I’ve been doing this weirdly gratifying experiment. I’ve been telling people no whenever I don’t want to do something. In fact, I think I’m starting to get off on telling people no. I’m obsessed! Probably because I’ve spent so many years…
    - 16 Dec 14, 4:08pm -

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • newWhat We Don’t Know Hurts
    Imagine the pain of waking up one day and discovering the world had passed you by. Truly, consider the agony of believing you had been doing a good job and realizing you hadn’t. The brutality of the sinking awareness that you’re overpaid and are…
    - 21 hours ago, 6 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • newMy Last Post with Performance I Create…
    Wow, four years ago I put out the call for contributors to join this journey with me on this thing called Performance I Create or better known as PIC (as we have evolved over the years). We started out with a small group and slowly built the contribu…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 12:30pm -
  • Give Me A Break: Why Businesses Should Consider Workplace Sabbaticals
    How often do you see TGIF pictures or updates posted on your social media accounts by friends and colleagues? Before a new week can get off to a great start, people are already wishing away the remaining four days of the work week in anticipation of…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • I Like #BigData & I Can Not Lie
    “I like #bigdata and I can’t lie” – Sr. Business Analyst There’s something you don’t hear every day.  Actually he said to me “I like numbers because they never lie” but why kill a good laugh with the facts? He went on to tell me tha…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • The #HR Connection to #DWTS
    I work in the trenches in #HR, not unlike many of our readers here at #PICHR. Every day we are faced with challenges, one of which is getting our employees properly trained. I was thinking about employee training the other evening while I sat in the…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • HR by the Bayou
    Who doesn’t love combining work they love, being surrounded by smart people and getting to consume food they enjoy? If you happen to be doing this in the great state of Louisiana you also get to say things like acadiana, andouille, bayou, beignet,…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 12:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • newTech Hire Initiative: How LaunchCode Evaluates 600 Tech Apprentices Per Month
    This is a guest post written by Alex Miller, VP of Programs at LaunchCode. LaShana Lewis grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois. As a young girl, she was fascinated by computers, and spent hours building and deconstructing old PCs and hard drives. Afte…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 4:59am -
  • newThe Rise & Looming Fall of the Whiteboard Interview
    This article was originally published on Forbes.com. For the past few decades, most engineers require candidates to code on a whiteboard. If you think about it, this concept is really bizarre. Software engineers who make it to the in-person whiteboar…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 4:51am -
  • How Mimino Solved 78 Project Euler Problems in Under 24 Hours
    Last weekend, HackerRank hosted its 1st live streaming event in which Michal Danilak, more famously known as Mimino, achieved a herculean feat. Mimino solved ALL 78 Project Euler challenges in under 24 hours, at a rate of about 18 minutes per problem…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:58pm -
  • Tech Recruiter’s Weekly Roundup: May 1, 2015
    Welcome to the Tech Recruiter’s Weekly Roundup! Every Friday, the HackerRank editorial team thoughtfully selects the most interesting and relevant tech recruiting insights from around the web just for you. 1. SnapChat Using Geolocation to Poach…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:27pm -
  • 3 Unlikely Industries Innovating in Tech Hiring
    This article originally appeared in Venture Beat. The Department of Labor estimates that there are currently 500,000 unfilled positions in IT fields. But it isn’t just the tech industry that desperately needs tech talent. Banks, retailers, and gove…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 5:57pm -
  • The Real Reason Women Only Earn 18% of CS Degrees
    The tech world is missing out on nearly half of the population of talent. From the classrooms to corporations, why aren’t more women on the path to building revolutionary software and hardware? Women generally earn more undergraduate and graduate d…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:33pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newIs hiring for “digital natives” age discrimination?
    Let’s say you’re looking to fill a position at your company that requires a certain degree of technical proficiency. Or, you just want to make sure that the person you hire is comfortable with a computer, an email account, and an iPhone. Is it le…
    - 21 hours ago, 6 May 15, 11:17am -
  • newFailure to accommodate may not equal retaliation, says federal court
    In Neely v. Benchmark Family Services (S.D. Ohio 4/21/15), the plaintiff claimed that his employer retaliated against him for failing to accommodate his undiagnosed alleged sleep disorder. His symptoms included averaging two or three hours of sleep p…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 10:08am -
  • newLet’s start treating salaried workers like salaried workers
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be a salaried exempt employee. The classification is significant, because it enables an employer not to pay the employee overtime for an hours worked over 40 in week.To qualify under most o…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 12:04pm -
  • WIRTW #366 (the “same-sex marriage” edition)
    Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, one the Court’s most anticipated cases in years, which will (hopefully) decided the fate of same-sex marriage rights. The web’s best coverage of the oral argum…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 11:37am -
  • Supreme Court ruling on EEOC conciliation obligations is a Pyrrhic victory for employers
    One question that employers always ask upon receipt of an EEOC charge of discrimination is, “How does this process work?” After the EEOC concludes its investigation, it has two basic options. It can conclude that no reasonable cause exists that t…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 11:45am -
  • Supreme Court to consider time limits for constructive discharge claims
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court finished its Spring 2015 term with oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex-marriage case. Earlier in the week, it added another case to its docket for its 2015 – 2016 term, agreeing to hear Green v. Donahoe,…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 11:32am -

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

  • 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…
    - 30 days ago, 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…
    - 48 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 10:54am -
  • Agile recruiting – and DiceTalentNet highlights
    Had a great day at TalentNet yesterday – wanted to share a few takeaways, my slide deck, and also some appreciation for those behind it.  Trying to get anything organised during SXSW is a battle – vying for venue space and more importantly, peo…
    - 54 days ago, 14 Mar 15, 2:28pm -
  • SXSW, DiceTalentNet and Data: good & evil
    Been a busy few months and fallen right out of the habit of blogging!  Time to spur it on, since SXSW beckons later this week, which means it’s about five years since I started this. I certainly remember writing up some reflections after my fir…
    - 58 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 11:33am -
  • Security for your social data – from the inside
    After the recent Sony hack, I’ve seen a load of posts on security, password managers, two-step authentication and more – all of which are a good step towards protecting your accounts from trouble. However, I haven’t seen anything on protecti…
    - 18 Dec 14, 1:14pm -
  • Fabric – startup HR launch, courtesy of HRTechEurope
    I’m back at HRTechEurope this week (fourth time, I think?) – and it’s clear the event is bigger than ever. I’m guessing maybe 2,500 people in total, certainly a serious buzz. Previous visits have included representing existing vendors in th…
    - 23 Oct 14, 11:41am -

Take It Personel-ly

  • new9 Favorite Quotes From The New One Minute Manager
    For decades, The One Minute Manager has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication. The exponential rise of…
    - 2 days ago, 4 May 15, 9:19pm -
  • Work/Life Balance: Technology Can Be Your Friend
      When it comes to work/life balance, technology, such as smart phones, are often portrayed as the villain. I often see comments and posts about how smart phones keep us tethered to the office 24/7 and how work is always able to reach us. This is…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:41pm -
  • 56 Top Social Media Tools for Business [Infographic]
    Social media tools and apps are a necessity when running an effective social media strategy or campaign. They are needed to create and schedule content and then measure the results. There are 1000’s of social media tools to chose from and it can be…
    - 14 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 1:15am -
  • Xperia Z3: 6 Tips Plus The Android Lollipop 5.0 Update
    I have been using the Sony Xperia Z3 for a little over a month now.  (You can read my initial review of it here.) The Xperia Z3 is a great phone! I still love the size and brilliance of the screen.  What makes using any phone even better is your th…
    - 19 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 10:23pm -
  • People and Culture by @djgreer
    David Greer has a mission: to take his 35 years of entrepreneurial experience and share it with others to accelerate their success. Of all the things an entrepreneur can focus on, getting clear on the strategy and purpose of your business drives prog…
    - 24 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 12:06pm -

Make HR Happen

  • The Missing Dash
    It has been said that a person’s tombstone marks three things: the beginning of life, the end of life, and a dash to represent everything in between. As we go through life cramming as much as we can into our dash, other people have dashes that cro…
    - 38 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Who Needs Social Media?
    Before you answer that question too quickly with your typical knee-jerk reaction, think about how you formed that opinion. Is it based on facts or are you blindly following suggestions planted by faux experts of the online realm. Do we accept it as a…
    - 22 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • When is a job not a job?
    “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” – George Bernard Shaw Recently I acted on emotions rather than logic because of a hard lesson that was taught to me years ago…
    - 18 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Talent Wars – The Talent Strikes Back
    A few years ago I wrote a series of articles for job seekers based on The Art of War by Sun Tzu. There have been numerous analogies comparing warfare to business practices, but this week, prompted by a NY Times Op-Ed piece, my colleagues and I engage…
    - 4 Apr 14, 6:22pm -
  • How to Engage and Learn From Twitter Chats
    Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse at “the making of” a job search chat on Twitter? The decision that we made (a little bit me and a lot of Steve Levy and Cyndy Trivella) to move Open Mic Career Chat (#OMCchat) to Friday at Noon happened becau…
    - 7 Mar 14, 2:54pm -

No Excuses HR

  • newBringer of Light
    Who are you learning from? Who is the leader that you connect with the most as your mentor, guide, or example that you aspire to live up to? Please don't say that you don't need a mentor, or that you no longer need to learn. If that's truly how you f…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 11:47am -
  • I Am A Viking (Recruiter)
    "Wake earlyif you wantanother man's life or land.No lambfor the lazy wolf.No battle's won in bed."- The Havamal I think the Vikings would have made excellent recruiters. Seriously. They were fearless, powered their way into unknown territories, went…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 8:02pm -
  • Under and Over It
    "I'm so over this...."How many times have you heard that phrase? How many times have you said it? It's one of those phrases that has made it's way into our common language; yet, I'm not sure that we're actually conveying anything meaningful.Now be…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 11:35am -
  • Sometimes I need to...
    be more kind.listen longer before I answer.focus on the positives.worry about other's feelings ahead of my own.be aware that my actions impact others.lend a hand to someone in need.mentor a new leader.challenge a complacent leader.go out of my way.in…
    - 14 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 10:58am -
  • A Dangerous Meeting
    "Sorry I'm late...""How was your weekend...""Did you hear what happened last week...""I have so many examples of this problem that I need to share with you..."I've spent my professional life in meetings. That may sound a bit disheartening, or even sa…
    - 17 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 12:17pm -
  • We Who Are About To Die (from your noise)
    I've recently made a breakthrough...of sorts. It turns out that despite all the different kinds of people in the world, there are actually only two types of leaders. It wasn't a research study that I stumbled upon that opened my eyes. It wasn't a fas…
    - 21 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 11:50am -

The Chief People Officer

  • 5 Tips for Making a Difference
    If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business. It’s that simple. -Richard Branson A huge number of people shared this quote with their friends and followers after I posted it on my social networking s…
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 4:28pm -
  • If the CEO is a bosshole, the company will be a hellhole
    Recently I read the article, “Culture, From the Top: The Emergence of the Culture Chief” by Jennifer King, HR Analyst, Software Advice. She is adding her contribution to the dialogue in the culture space as we continue to observe an increasingly…
    - 71 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 6:05am -
  • Sucking Sound is People Leaving Your Company
    Have you seen a movie depicting a riveting moment when the bad guy shoots a window in a large airliner flying at a high altitude? Suddenly, there’s a huge sucking sound and unsuspecting passengers are pulled through a hole in the fuselage and into…
    - 86 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 4:41pm -
  • Only a Person Who Risks is Free
    Guest Post by Chery Gegelman Two years ago, my husband was invited to relocate to a part of the world we said we never wanted to live. That invitation came during a time that I was actively encouraging clients, family and friends to leave their comfo…
    - 17 Dec 14, 12:29pm -
  • 7 Benefits of Positive Disruptors
    Positive disruptors are good for organizations. They see opportunities for improvement everywhere. While participating on a non-profit board conference call, we were asked to offer up qualities we brought to the organization. Most of the qualities th…
    - 4 Dec 14, 9:22pm -
  • 21 Annoying Habits at Work
    Some people are simply, well, annoying. Unaware of their distracting and irritating behavior, they drive workers out of their minds. Based on findings from The People Group research team, below are the 21 most annoying habits at work. 21 Annoying Hab…
    - 29 Aug 14, 2:09pm -

HR Remix

  • Twitter As A Case Study On Why Your Organization Needs Transparent HR Processes
    A former employee of Twitter, Tina Huang,  filed suit against the social media company two weeks ago alleging gender discrimination.  Among her allegations and complaints are the following:   “Promotion into Twitter’s senior technical position…
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  • Using Silence Effectivley
    Happy St. Patrick’s day all!   Fun fact: Did you know that St. Patrick’s day was not celebrated in Ireland until the 1960’s? Ireland actually spent the day in mourning and bars (gasp!) were closed.  Only in the 1960’s did the country decide…
    - 51 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 11:44am -
  • What Lance Armstrong Taught Me About Ethics and Cost Cutting
    A fact you may not have known about me: I LOVE documentaries. I watch documentaries on all topics: war,  natural disasters, social movements, people, etc;  What I love about documentaries is that a good one can put you in the place of people living…
    - 58 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 10:30am -
  • Work Is Love Made Visible?
    Is work love made visible? I think the answer, in many cases is yes.  How else do you explain the deliciousness of fresh baked bread? A beautifully landscaped yard? A perfectly structured jacket?   Of course there are many people who work in jobs t…
    - 80 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 12:30pm -
  • Embrace It or Change It
    It’s a classic winter day here in Cleveland.  Highs in the 30’s and 8-10 inches forecasted to fall between Sunday and Monday morning.  Along with the snow comes the usual amount of reactions: panic rushes to the grocery store (I thought this on…
    - 94 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 1:37pm -
  • What I’ve Learned
    Today is the seventh and final day of the Your Turn Challenge. I successfully blogged for seven days straight and I have not lost my mind or stressed out too much about it. In fact, after day 3 I got into a little bit of a writing rhythm and discover…
    - 25 Jan 15, 2:32pm -

Talent Culture

  • newTrue Diversity Is Much More Than A Drive By
    “For you and me, sex is not a competition For you and me, sex is not a job description For you and me We agree— But that’s just us Reaching for the alien shore…”—Neil Peart (writer and musician)At ... Read MoreThe post True Diversity I…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • newThree Principles Of Good Communication
    Communication is the bedrock of all relationships, whether professional or personal. Getting it right can be particularly hard in the workplace, where people with wildly different ways of thinking and talking are all heavily invested in the topics un…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • What You Need To Impact Training the Right Way
    Opportunities for growth can really make or break employee retention ratings. It’s the reason why 76 percent of employees choose to stay with an organization. So, organizations throw overwhelming amounts of money at formal training programs — $16…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:05pm -
  • 5 Tested Phases to Create an Awesome Team
    I often ask leaders which of the two delivers better results: great talent or a great team? Most of the time, they respond that a great team has a bigger impact on the results of an organization than individual star ... Read MoreThe post 5 Tested Ph…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 1:05pm -
  • 4 Things You Need to Consider When Screening Job Candidates
    Screening job candidates, before inviting them to take part in a formal interview, is an essential part of the hiring process. It avoids wasting both the candidate and hiring manager’s time. After all, you can’t meet every single person ... Read…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 3:41pm -
  • #TChat Recap: Why Internal Customer Service Is So Important
    Service must be a total commitment. Service is not just for the front line, but for every employee of any business – from the individual contributor to the CEO, explained Shep Hyken in this week’s #TChat .Shepard Presentations’s Chief Am…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 2:00pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • Dark Matter on Linkedin
    Glen Cathey says there are thousands of profiles which a standard LinkedIn search will not display. The reason: they don't contain common keywords or they have skimpy, incomplete profiles. 1. You're looking for a software engineer with strong Java/J2…
    - 9 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 2:29pm -
  • Jeff Chaponick on The Recruiting Animal Show
    Jeff Chaponick is the CEO of RecruitersMAC. He was the guest on The Recruiting Animal Show on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 and it was a lively show. I started off bydifferentiating myself from Fidel Castro. In the introduction I said that, unlike the po…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 8:39pm -
  • Praise For The Animal
    From: The Recruiting Animal Aftershow - April 22, 2015 PLAY - Praise for the Animal - Lee and Jerry 2:30 PLAY - Jerry complains about Animal - 1 min PLAY - Praise for Animal - Lee and Jerry - Part 2 - 1 min PLAY - Jerry: This is what people want to k…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 11:24am -
  • Jersey Girl
    This is the part of The Recruiting Animal Show when we sing. PLAY - Jeff Chaponick - Jersey Girl
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 10:54am -
  • Separation Pay For Recruiters
    Here's a shocker from The Recruiting Animal Show. We asked Jeff Chaponick, CEO of RecruitersMAC if a recruiter who decides to go out on her own will collect the commissions that have not yet been paid. PLAY - Jeff Chaponick - When a recruiter leaves
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 10:35am -
  • God Wants You To Be Happy
    PLAY - Animal Show Intro - 15 04 01 - God wants you to be happy Download: http://tinyurl.com/lehwent I was on Facebook last week and I saw a posting that said God doesn't want you to be happy. That's not what life is about. I think the Ayatollah Khom…
    - 34 days ago, 3 Apr 15, 1:13pm -

Amplify Talent

Strategy Focused HR

  • Yes, Great Employee Engagement Can Turn Into Great Customer Service
    “You know what I always enjoyed, that I still think of a lot? When we would all get together as a family and how much laughter there was in the house. From our parents to all the kids and cousins, it was just pure laughter.”When I took my first…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 8:55am -
  • A Key to Career Success: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking
    “When I heard you speak I was shaking in my boots, because tomorrow, I am scheduled to speak after your presentation. Is there any way to put me on behind someone else?” he said jokingly.I was asked about this change a few months back when I was…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 8:27am -
  • What Managers Need to Remember: By Your Pupils You’ll Be Taught
    “Can you believe it? Now because of realignment, he works for me.We worked together for years and he was my boss. He was extremely mean and cruel during those years and would just nit-pick through all my assignments. I needed the job so I stayed an…
    - 17 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 1:06pm -
  • When It Comes to Successfully Leading People, Soft Skills are the Key
    We had two very distinct corporate headquarters and now we just have one. At our corporate office inBoston, the doors were locked on the executive floor and you couldn’t get in with your badge unless you worked on that floor.Now everyone’s badge…
    - 28 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 7:11am -
  • Building Ambassadors, or Why You Need to Offer More Than Just a Job
    “I am so thankful that I got this new job. I now work for a non-profit and we are spearheading all these new initiatives, connecting children and health care. I am on a mission. Never been so excited about a job before from my past of working for p…
    - 36 days ago, 1 Apr 15, 12:19pm -
  • The 5 Words Leaders Use That Do More Damage Than Good
    The most misunderstood phrase in corporate speak is “People are our greatest asset.”Those five words do more damage than good.That was the hook as I began my speech this week at theGreat Place to Work list announcement in Dubai .I have gotten so…
    - 40 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 7:10am -

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…
    - 42 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:46pm -
  • Draft Your Team Like an NFL General Manager
    Guest Blogger: Marc Prine PhD With the NFL Draft on its way, there are few things that can make or break a team’s season and the career of a General Manager (GM) more than a bad draft decision. Similarly, there are a few things that can stall your…
    - 51 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 7:30pm -
  • Recruiting Millennials: How Oregon Got It Right
    [Posted on LinkedIn 12/31/14] Today is the eve of the first ever College Football Playoff. The inaugural four-team playoff includes Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, and Oregon. I must be up front and let you, the readers, know that I have an unwav…
    - 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

  • To Quote Nappy Roots
    "We're gonna have a good day..." And today was one of those days, one in a string over the last couple of months for my team(s) - as I mentioned in my last post, our HR Communications & Education team won an Excellence Award from the IABC, this follo…
    - 19 days ago, 18 Apr 15, 2:47am -
  • I Get to Work With Smart People Who Win Prizes
    I am fortunate to work with several great teams in my current role - one of those groups that I've had the great opportunity to lead over the last 18 months is our HR Communications team (they'll soon be transitioning to a new director in an expanded…
    - 26 days ago, 11 Apr 15, 3:45am -
  • Infographic: 'Tis The Season
    The office holiday party can be a highlight of the winter season or a dreaded "event" depending on where and who you work with; and if you work in my office its planning and logistics are a form of initiation if you've joined our team since the previ…
    - 11 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three
    As a matter of honesty, I'm historically awful when it comes to test preparation. It's one of those areas that despite knowing the criticality of being at my best, I tend to be lackluster. Give me a project or a team to lead or a strategic challenge…
    - 9 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Guest Post: The Gender Gap in the Legal Professions (Infographic)
    The following is a guest post from John Sinden on behalf of the Washington University in St. Louis' School of Law:In 2010, the percentage of J.D. and LL.B. degrees earned by women, as a total of all degrees earned, reached 49 percent. Although this n…
    - 2 Oct 14, 7:31pm -
  • Monday Morning Wisdom (No. 7)
    This week's words of insight come from one of my favorite commute songs, "Losers" by The Belle Brigade - it's equal parts humility, awesome, and business zen...Header Photo Credit: Steve Wilson via Compfight cc
    - 23 Jun 14, 5:15pm -

HR Nasty

  • Phone screen questions, how to get past this job interview
    The phone Screen To most candidates, phone screens are the great unknowns in the job interview process and most of us consider this the hardest step in the interview process to prepare for. I disagree. I believe the phone interview is the easiest int…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 3:12am -
  • Diversity starts with leadership
    Diversity starts with leadership Every company says they promote diversity and every company says that employees are their most important assets.  I just went through the job search process and I wanted to share my recent diversity experiences. Div…
    - 14 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 4:23am -
  • New hire introductions, how to break the ice with your new co-workers
    How to introduce yourself when you are a new hire As of last week, I am a new hire. I have mentioned in the last few posts, I recently started a new job. I have the good fortune of leading an HR department for a technology company with a little ove…
    - 34 days ago, 3 Apr 15, 5:15am -
  • Everyday is the Championship day
    Everyday is the Championship day! As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, I took a little over a month to go fly-fishing for Steelhead in February / March. I rented a house in Forks, Washington with a great friend and photographer Brett Seng, and…
    - 42 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 4:53am -
  • Why lay offs are not personal
    Employees remember two things in their career. The day they were hired and the day they were laid off. HR veteran HRNasty provides insight on the impact of a lay off and advice on how to conduct the lay off with respect. The post Why lay offs are n…
    - 56 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 7:12am -
  • Unemployment Benefits explained
    Unemployment Benefits Hello from Forks, Washington. It’s February and this area is a rain forest. Usually the weather in Forks this time of year is sideways rain and snow with rivers on the verge of flooding. In other words perfect winter steelhead…
    - 63 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 4:31am -

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

Christopher in HR

  • newThe Gym
    Like you perhaps I enjoy the gym. Focusing on nothing but physical activity is one the best things a knowledge worker can do to reduce stress. Within the five block radius on my house are four different gyms and while … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 10:18am -
  • newLeaving

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  • Best Blogs 1 May 2015
    Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world at work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perh…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 8:36pm -
  • Self-Awareness
    Do you know yourself? Yesterday we talked about maintaining self productivity in the workplace over time. We mentioned that part of the equation was dependent upon good self-awareness (in true blogging excellence I originally referred to it as “god…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 4:19pm -
  • Managing Yourself
    Are you on track? In the past several weeks I’ve encountered a number of situations with various clients that left me shaking my head a little. In each instance people who should have been higher performing – people who actually … Continue read…
    - 9 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 9:25am -
  • Best Blogs 24 April 2015
    Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perh…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 3:24pm -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • How will you win the war for height?
    We all know that tall people make better employees, are more driven, and have superior leadership skills…that goes without saying, but how much do you base your hiring decisions on height? A little? A lot? On a scale of 1-10 how important is height…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 3:35pm -
  • Uphill or Downhill?
    Difference can be a powerful catalyst. The tension of difference is at the root of all change, learning, and innovation. None of these things can happen without the inclusion of different ideas, information, perspectives, identities, experiences, pra…
    - 21 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 2:02pm -
  • Are you hiring for inclusion?
    Maybe you are already working on bringing more diversity into your workforce. Maybe you have some targeted outreach programs, are increasing the diversity of your applicant pool, and are scrubbing the hiring process for bias. Good stuff. But are you…
    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 2:16pm -
  • The difference between your first thought and your second thought.
    “There is prejudice in the world, without a doubt, but you are looking in the wrong place Joe! You can’t afford to be judgmental in the talent business. I am a businessman, and bias is just bad for business.” This is from a conversation that I…
    - 37 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:41pm -
  • Some resources, recommendations and links…
    A quick post to share a few things that I might not have mentioned here in the past… I have done a couple of webinars with the good folks over at BrightTALK, and they are both available for viewing at your convenience: Team Genius: Do You Understan…
    - 42 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:58am -
  • Inclusion?

    - 51 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 8:35pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • newImprove Corporate Performance: Invest in Leadership/Talent Development
    The relationship between talent and financial performance has been an “intuitive” given to enlightened leaders for a long time. “Top executives intuitively understand that they cannot win without the right people and the right skills.” Thanks…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 10:00am -
  • The Win-Win of Leveraging Baby Boomers
    I’m a Baby Boomer, born smack-dab in the middle of my generation. And I’m beginning to concretely think about the answers to questions like: What is the legacy that my career will leave behind? What kinds of work do I … Continue reading →
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 6:41pm -
  • Big HR Data By Any Other Name
    I’m mindful of Laurie Ruettimann’s blog post from a couple of weeks ago wherein she put it straight out: HR Research Isn’t Research, It’s Marketing. She ends her post with this: Remember — today’s HR research is marketing, wrapped up in…
    - 16 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 10:00am -
  • Starbucks’ Ethical Sourcing: Beans AND Talent
    I read in the newspaper yesterday morning that Starbucks has achieved an incredible milestone for the ethical sourcing of virtually all its coffee – 99%! This means that more than 400 million pounds of coffee served globally meets really tough ……
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 10:00am -
  • Moving the HR Industry Forward
    I love finding new sources of information that shine a light on how organizations can achieve better business results through better people practices. This month I found a new source – although the principals are old friends – that is … Continu…
    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 10:00am -
  • The Rise of HR
    I recently had the honor of participating in an effort to crowd source real business wisdom about how Human Resource practices sit at the center of some of the most important decisions in business and are rapidly impacting the workplace, … Continue…
    - 37 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 10:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newYour culture is defined by who you're willing to re-hire
    First the news on how owner and Class A jerk, James Dolan continues to destroy my single, favorite sports team, the New York Knicks.  From the Deadspin piece The Knicks and their Owner James Dolan, Are Shameless Garbage:Earlier today, James Dolan…
    - 18 hours ago, 6 May 15, 2:50pm -
  • newCHART OF THE DAY: How America will look in 2050 in one chart
    This short, but fascinating recent piece from the Washington Post is the source for today's installment of CHART OF THE DAY - a quick snapshot of how the US population is expected to change by 2050 in three key areas - religious affiliation, age, and…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 12:09pm -
  • new'We believe we can do anything'
    I get kind of bored with most of the conversation/writing about 'Company Culture'. Probably because at best the dialogue seems either a little empty or obvious or perhaps even derivative. Or at worst, it equates vague concepts like 'culture' and 'fit…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • Revealing Complexity
    Probably the most significant barrier to user adoption of new workplace technology is that users don't see the personal benefit of adopting these technologies. This is the classic 'What's in it for me?' conundrum. While that subject is important and…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 10:24pm -
  • Adapt or die, or at best become irrelevant (NBA edition)
    Of course you are following th human drama that is the NBA playoffs as closely as I am. That is a given. The playoffs are where the best teams rise to the top, the stars (and future stars) get their opportunity to shine, and is the case with many spo…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 1:00pm -
  • Whatever you do, don't stare at his eye
    Yesterday I had the increasingly rare experience of meeting a professional acquaintance for the very first time in person who despite having corresponded with this person over email and having one or two calls, I had no idea what they actually looked…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 1:27pm -

Women of HR

  • newWhy Leadership Skills Should Be Universal Skills
    Leadership skills are one of the many traits needed to be a successful leader. Women have closed the gender gap in entry and mid level positions, but have yet to reach that in top leadership skills. Susan Colantuono calls this the missing 33%, as wom…
    - 22 hours ago, 6 May 15, 11:00am -
  • A Look in the One-Way Mirror: Facing Inequity as a Female HR Executive
      In Human Resources, as much as any professional discipline, we women have hit our stride. Given the opportunity to compete in the field, we’ve succeeded: to reduce turnover, attract and retain those diamonds in the rough, and build reputations f…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • Not Haunted
    Last week I had the opportunity to visit New Orleans with a few friends.  New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in which to spend a few days, and I’d been there many times previously.  I love to wander the French Quarter, immersing myself in t…
    - 16 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • HR From a Different Perspective
    Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Susan Axelrod  again features a female entrepreneur and her lessons learned about building a business and leading successful teams.   I started my bakery business, Love and Quiches Gourmet, in my home k…
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • The Independent HR Practitioner – Achieving the Success You Deserve

    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • True Grit
    Recently, I stumbled across a compelling book written by Paul G. Stoltz, entitled Grit. He explores the components for extraordinary achievement and what it took to make it happen. I found his exploration compelling, and certainly worth highlighting.…
    - 37 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

Benz Communications

Recruitifi Blog

  • 3 Habits of Successful Recruiters

    - 20 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 2:22pm -
  • Time to Hire Matters – Just Not the Way You Think
    “Time to Hire” is a longstanding efficacy metric in corporate recruiting, one that has shaped the way that recruiting professionals source talent. In trying to keep their time to hire down, recruiters focus on the jobs that have been ope…
    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 5:30pm -
  • The Differences Between the Three Main Generations in the Workforce
    WAIT. Don’t click away. Before you go thinking this is another blog post about how to recruit Millennials, I need to clarify. While this post will certainly detail some of the traits Millennials have, this is intended more to trace the e…
    - 45 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:52pm -
  • Maximizing Recruiting Capacity
    Planning for your recruiting cycles can be a major challenge. It’s as much of an art as it is a science to know exactly when half your new college grads are going to quit or when you’re going to have to bring on an influx of contingent w…
    - 55 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 4:28pm -
  • How the Great Recession Affected Hiring
    The Great Recession was a historically difficult time to be seeking gainful employment. Approximately 10 percent of Americans were out of work, with millennials fairing particularly poorly. Companies were forced to reevaluate who was integ…
    - 64 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 2:50pm -
  • Candidate Pipelining is Dead
    The dream of a never-ending pool of candidates that can be constantly replenished is obviously alluring. In this ideal scenario, a new job would open up, and it could be filled almost immediately by just dipping one’s hand into that pool…
    - 71 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 2:33pm -

HR Hardball

  • newAre You Pushing Your Top Talent Away?
    You know what’s a difficult thing to do? Leaving a good job is a difficult thing to do. When you’re fortunate enough to work for an employer that treats you fairly, offers competitive compensation, and provides job security, that’s usually [……
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 12:49pm -
  • If It Looks Like a Duck….#Oz
    Like many of you, I’ve received plenty of collateral material inviting me to the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas. Let’s put aside for a minute the temperature in Nevada in late June, and instead focus on the the world-renowned speakers b…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 12:36pm -
  • Diversity is a Hot Topic
    Is your company still talking about Diversity as a Human Resources objective? We love to talk it, and we try to walk it; we promote it, and we love to include it in our mission statements and job postings. We tout diversity […]The post Diversity…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 12:15pm -
  • Employee Engagement – It Just Ain’t Working
    It may have gone unnoticed in your neck of the woods, but this was a landmark year in the world of engagement. It was 25 years ago that the term “engaged employees” was discussed in print when William Kahn‘s article, “Psychological […]The…
    - 17 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 12:27pm -
  • “Equal” Is a Stretch
    Guest post by our self-proclaimed “Compensation Geek” Meghann Bedell, hermetically sealed to guarantee freshness. “Equal means equal,” she said. “The truth of it is the older an actress gets, the less money she makes. It’s inexcusable tha…
    - 38 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:55pm -
  • 3 Ways to Retain The Right Employees (Free)
    There’s no doubt that money is a motivator…but how about retention? More importantly, how about retention of the right people? You may be doing everything right, and still see your key talent walk. Here’s three ways to stop your strongest swi…
    - 62 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 9:14pm -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • Tim Sackett Day Honoree: Victorio Milian
    Some do it for the glory. Many do not.It's easy to get blinded by the star power of the names in lights to see beyond the marquee to the real stars. The real stars are people who do what they do, not for the glory, but for the experience, for the kno…
    - 23 Jan 15, 11:45am -
  • Changing the HR Story
    The new year presents a fresh start. If there is something you'd like to start doing, stop doing or change the way you are doing it, this is when many jump on the resolution train. Whether you are a resolution-maker or not, making something better is…
    - 12 Jan 15, 12:00pm -
  • My Leadership Sweet Spot
    Leaders must be learners and last week I completed the Healthcare Leadership Development Program. It was great program focused on each of us as individual leaders, the healthcare environment we operate in and leadership in crisis. As a wrap-up, each…
    - 23 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Learning From Those We lead
    There were times when I thought I knew it all: fresh out of college with a diploma that said I was educated, reporting for my first assignment with a shiny 2nd Lieutenant gold bar that said I was in charge, or stepping into an HR Director role with y…
    - 16 Sep 14, 2:00pm -
  • Taking the Gloves Off: Leaders and HR
    Human resources can be complex, confusing and exasperating. Communications between leaders and their human resources department don't have to be.Unfortunately, they are.  Photo credit: iStock…
    - 2 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Kids, Mind Your Orthodonist: A Day in the Life Sunday
    Anna Curzan, delivered a wonderful TED talk, What Makes a Word "Real." While you wonder if  "hangry," "unfriend" and "multislacking" are real words, let me give three real words that are ignored at your own risk: wear your retainer.…
    - 31 Aug 14, 1:00pm -

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR

  • new10 Company Culture Killers
    Check out this great infographic from Office Vibe highlighting some of the biggest company culture killers seen in offices today. …Continue reading →
    - 6 hours ago, 7 May 15, 2:21am -
  • newA Few Thoughts on Job Titles
    …So a while back I read a solid piece from Tim Sackett on job titles here. In it, he talks about …Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 1:29pm -
  • newQuote of the Week: “Be careful not to compromise what you want most…
    …for what you want now.” – Zig Ziglar For this week’s quote we can thank American author, salesman, and motivational speaker Hilary …Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • A Few Thoughts on Internal Equity
    …So today I read a solid piece (here) from Compensation Café Founder and Editor Ann Bares. Citing research from the Harvard Business Review, Bares …Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 2 May 15, 12:49am -
  • Infographic Thursday: The Impact of the ACA on the Staffing Industry
    Thanks to AkkenCloud for this great infographic outlining some of the impacts of the ACA on the staffing industry. It has …Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • A Few Thoughts on Career Progression
    …So lately I have been thinking a lot about “potential” versus “readiness”. On the one hand, as a talent manager …Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 2:25am -

PEOCompare

  • What Does the Affordable Care Act Mean for Your Business?
    March 23rd marked the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Designed to make health care insurance available to more people, the ACA brought with it a host of new regulations and compliance concerns for businesses. As p…
    - 17 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 6:30pm -
  • A Lesson in Smart Business Management from the Masters Golf Tournament
    Anyone who watched Jordan Speith completely dominate the Masters tournament – one of golf's four majors – this past weekend could not help but be impressed by his mastery of “course management.” He is not the longest of hitters nor the best p…
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 2:03pm -
  • Employee Orientation in a PEO world
    The orientation of new employees to their job, position, and environment should assure a smooth transition into the business’s goals and culture. The process invites the employee to fit in and to understand how the fit will benefit employee and emp…
    - 27 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 2:58pm -
  • Do Your Underperformers Hide in the Shadow of a Lawsuit?
    It is a simple fact of the modern business world that a lot of managers – mid-level and higher – do not fire obviously underperforming employees for fear of the legal ramifications that may ensue. Bluntly speaking, if you don't, you as a manager…
    - 44 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 1:57pm -
  • Making a Strong Business Case for Hiring a PEO
    Today’s economy has created an intensely competitive business environment in which hiring and retaining the right employees can make all the difference between success and failure in your business. As the economy continues to gain traction, busines…
    - 55 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 3:29pm -
  • Opportunities and Challenges Created by Technology and Social Media in the Workplace
    Last June, at the SHRM2014 conference, I had the pleasure of attending a very enlightening seminar given by Alice Kilborn, JD, on how social media effects an organization and how managers and owners should handle this relatively new business phenomen…
    - 62 days ago, 6 Mar 15, 2:22pm -

HR to WHO

  • newMonday Motivation for May 04, 2015
    The post Monday Motivation for May 04, 2015 is written by Kyle Jones and appeared first on Kyle Jones: HR to WHO.Actions Speak When Words Fall SilentThe post Monday Motivation for May 04, 2015 appeared first on Kyle Jones: HR to WHO.
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 1:12pm -
  • Performance I Create Takeover Week on Drive Thru HR
    The post Performance I Create Takeover Week on Drive Thru HR is written by Kyle Jones and appeared first on Kyle Jones: HR to WHO.It’s a Drive Thru HR Takeover this week and I am happy to be one of the ones behind it! The Performance I Create Team…
    - 3 days ago, 3 May 15, 11:03pm -
  • Torchwood Returns in 2015 via Big Finish
    The post Torchwood Returns in 2015 via Big Finish is written by Kyle Jones and appeared first on Kyle Jones: HR to WHO.Fans of Torchwood, the spin off series to Doctor Who starring John Barrowman as Capt. Jack Harkness, can rejoice. Big Finish anno…
    - 3 days ago, 3 May 15, 9:47pm -
  • The Scarlet Witch Arrives in Age of Ultron
    The post The Scarlet Witch Arrives in Age of Ultron is written by Kyle Jones and appeared first on Kyle Jones: HR to WHO.The Scarlet Witch has always been one of my favorite Avengers. I recall the first issue I read - issue #221 of the original seri…
    - 4 days ago, 3 May 15, 1:28am -
  • Doctor Who Series 8 Soundtrack Release
    The post Doctor Who Series 8 Soundtrack Release is written by Kyle Jones and appeared first on Kyle Jones: HR to WHO.The soundtrack for Series 8 of Doctor Who, featuring th […]The post Doctor Who Series 8 Soundtrack Release appeared first on Kyle…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 2:10am -
  • What Can We Learn From Our Mistakes?
    The post What Can We Learn From Our Mistakes? is written by Kyle Jones and appeared first on Kyle Jones: HR to WHO.I have a problem making mistakes. Why? I don’t think I am perfect. I am far from perfect. So, let me say it again, I have a proble…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 2:42pm -

Change-Effect

  • newSize doesn’t matter
    Statistically speaking, you’ll not always be right. The amount of money involved in the decision has absolutely no mathematical bearing of the probability of you being correct. Yet, it will have a direct and absolute correlation with your ability t…
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  • Insy or outsy?
    I’m hearing it all too often at the moment, “we need to take an outside in approach”. It’s a movement that finds a proponent in the form of one Dave Ulrich, he of the failed HR operating model that encouraged a slavish implementation, that se…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • Education is too important for politicians
    I’ve written before about our supply chain. It always strikes me as bizarre that as a profession we talk about the value of people, but we seldom discuss, in real detail, the production of the resource that is central to our being. Education. Anyon…
    - 17 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • The future of work is…
    A recent fad appears to be making predictions about the future of work. Made by the same demographic that watched Tomorrow’s World in the 70s and proclaimed that by the year 2000 we’d all be going around in flying cars and eating meals in the for…
    - 24 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • Modern meeting mayhem
    You know why people like the period around a bank holiday so much? Because they get stuff done. For some reason, the organisational cogs seem better oiled around a bank holiday and we come away feeling productive and ending our days with a sense of a…
    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 7:30am -
  • Value destruction
    The economics of the employment relationship are pretty simple. We hire resource, put it together and hope to extract more value from it than we invested. It really is as simple as that. Now that value could be financial or it could be something else…
    - 38 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 7:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • How to Plan a Company-wide Retreat
    Hosting a company-wide retreat can be a great way to promote collaboration between your various departments. With the day-to-day nature of business, employees can feel isolated from the rest of the organization (even in small companies) as they focus…
    - 5 days ago, 2 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • How Do I Reduce Employee Turnover?
    Employee turnover is a challenge for many organizations and can be quite costly. According to HR.BLR, depending on the level of the employee, turnover can cost a company anywhere from 50 to 200 percent of an employee’s annual pay. These costs inclu…
    - 12 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • College Recruiting: How to Leverage College Career Fairs
    There is no better time to snag the talent of tomorrow, than today. With the college recruiting season in full swing, many universities are hosting onsite career fairs. Whether you are looking for an intern or an entry level candidate, college recrui…
    - 19 days ago, 18 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • Before the Interview: How to Build a Solid Recruitment Strategy
    Formulating a recruitment strategy is one of the most important activities you can do to help grow your business. Marketing your brand, promoting your open positions, and offering an enjoyable experience for all will put you light years ahead of your…
    - 26 days ago, 11 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • Setting Performance Expectations with Your New Hire
    To avoid performance issues, it is best to set clear expectations of what success looks like during a new hire’s first week on the job. This is best accomplished with at least several one-on-one meetings with the new hire and her manager. When perf…
    - 33 days ago, 4 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • How to Welcome Your New Hire
    If you do your best to woo a candidate to join your team only to throw him to the wolves on his first day, you are potentially setting the relationship up to fail. The last thing you want is for your new hire to leave work on day 1 thinking ‘What h…
    - 40 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

  • My To Do list
    Things that I need to do: Write on my blog Read other people’s blogs Catch up on Twitter Tweet Accept that I have moved on from my last job Embrace my new job Re-prioritize this list. Okay, let’s start again… Read other people’s blogs so that…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 2:00am -
  • Every day is performance review day
    When I was a kid I remember asking my parents why, if there was a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, was there no Kid’s Day.  I’m sure you can all predict what there answer was…because it’s the same thing I said to my kids when they asked…
    - 37 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Why dancing lessons might improve your performance at work
    The other day I was in the wine store trying to decide whether I was looking for a bottle of inspiration, relaxation, or something to go with chicken.  As I stood there contemplating my choices I realized that they were playing really good big band…
    - 39 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Parting ways
    I remember reading a list of things that Audrey Hepburn put together about beauty tips.  There was one point that struck me, not necessarily because I thought it was accurate, but because I thought…how can I do that? “People, even more than thin…
    - 56 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 1:06pm -
  • Atoning for my sense of humour
    I have often thought that one of the reasons that I have been successful in developing relationships in HR is my ability to look at situations through the lens of other people, whether that’s the manager or the employee.  Of course, it might also…
    - 60 days ago, 8 Mar 15, 1:10pm -
  • Faking it
    I once had a job where I was “spoken to” because I was too calm. A VP came up to my desk and proceeded to detail the latest crisis. This was punctuated with gestures and more than a few f-bombs. I listened to him, took notes, and then said somet…
    - 64 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 2:52am -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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

Stratify

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

Break the Frame

  • new4 Ways to Overcome Indecision and Find Your Next Step
    Who hasn’t been stuck in an endless decision loop? Should I or shouldn’t I? One of two things inevitably happens; you make a decision, or you do nothing and let things fall where they may, which is ultimately a decision too. Still, along the way,…
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 9:30am -
  • A New Way to Think About How to Achieve Your Goals
    Change is hard. Don’t believe anyone who tells you it’s not. Ideas, dreams, wishes, that’s easier. Sitting on your couch thinking big, who hasn’t done that? “I should quit my job and become a location independent blogger. I’d love to tra…
    - 9 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 9:30am -
  • Aha! You Can Energize Your Leadership
    We should write a book. That’s how the idea took shape. One person, asking another person to join them on an adventure. Quickly, five of us started to have weekly calls to brainstorm and shape the book’s content. Ultimately, we invited 11 other…
    - 16 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 9:30am -
  • 7 Must-Dos for Editing Your Writing (and Leadership)
    This month I’ve made a commitment to editing the book I wrote during last November’s NaNoWriMo. Every day I spend somewhere between 20 minutes and two hours diving into my work, do my best not to cringe, and enjoy playing with a creative spark. I…
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 9:30am -
  • The ONE Reason to Make Meaningful Choices Now
    I know that for many of you this will sound backward, but it’s fall break here for my children. We’re heading into our winter season Down Under.  My kids are home from school and for the past few weeks I was worrying about how I was going to fit…
    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

  • You're Better than Samsung
    I will never buy a product that needs to shit on the competition to advertise itself.That's probably why I find Samsung phones unattractive.And why I change the channel every time this Ford Territory MkII ad comes on:It just makes me cringe at all th…
    - 53 days ago, 15 Mar 15, 10:49am -
  • Be The Asshole Who Says It
    Those special relationships at work aren't doing anyone favours.Think of that team mate that's really liked, but needs extra guidance with 'careful cotton gloves'- they're not getting the real picture. And that respected colleague who can't print a d…
    - 69 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:26pm -
  • Weed
    It’s spring, and although everything is green, I was surprised that when I actually looked at the garden, a huge amount of weeds have sprung up. It was a good reminder that in times of growth, we have to be really on guard about what’s establishi…
    - 14 Oct 14, 12:38pm -
  • I was 'one of the boys' and it made me a bitch
    The danger of the boys club is not the fact that there’s multiple men in one space, it goes code red when a girl becomes ‘one of the boys’. How do I know? Because I used to be the chosen one. I was one of the boys with a bunch of guys that I ab…
    - 6 Aug 14, 12:45pm -
  • Forgiving yourself for your full time job
    How amazing are biological rhythms that we just accept, like REM cycles, tides, moons, seasons – flowers that open and close at certain hours of the day. We say “yes of course, these things should have this rhythm because they are from nature and…
    - 10 Jun 14, 2:29pm -
  • When Friction with Leadership Pays
    The 2 key points to working with leadershipA leader acts like a grinding stone sharpener - you know that huge wheel of stone that you hold metal objects to and it sharpens them down to a fine edge? There's some that come with finger guards, some that…
    - 25 Mar 14, 1:17pm -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • newFive Essential Qualities For Today’s Recruiter
        Yesterday, I was on a show called: Drive Thru HR with two of my friends/colleagues (check out the replay here).  We had the chance to discuss what we see as necessary qualities for today’s Recruiters and Talent Acquisition professionals. The…
    - 14 hours ago, 6 May 15, 6:46pm -
  • Your Workforce Issues Are Bigger Than HR
    There’s no question that there are things that HR can do to change how we service both the business and our employees. The other side of the coin that rarely gets discussed is how HR is fairly low in the food chain when we look at the contributing…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 3:59pm -
  • #EqualPayDay What Are You Doing Differently Today?
    As I turned on my computer yesterday and started to navigate my various social accounts, I found out that it was #EqualPayDay. It was a day for all of us to discuss the obvious issue with pay equity in this country. It also marks how far into the yea…
    - 22 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 3:59pm -
  • 31 Days, 32 Revelations: Growth and Imperfection
    Series Introduction Every year, I like to find a different way of celebrating my favorite day: my birthday. Since I am turning 32 next month (I know…awww…), I’ve decided to share 32 revelations I have had during the course of my life about ever…
    - 37 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 4:57pm -
  • 31 Days, 32 Revelations: Taking Chances
    Series Introduction Every year, I like to find a different way of celebrating my favorite day: my birthday. Since I am turning 32 next month (I know…awww…), I’ve decided to share 32 revelations I have had during the course of my life about ever…
    - 38 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 7:15pm -
  • 31 Days, 32 Revelations: 32 Fun Facts About Me
    Series Introduction Every year, I like to find a different way of celebrating my favorite day: my birthday. Since I am turning 32 next month (I know…awww…), I’ve decided to share 32 revelations I have had during the course of my life about ever…
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Talent Vanguard

  • #HRPA2015: Why Your Organization Needs More Rebels, Heretics, and Weirdos
    What a whirlwind at the 2015 HRPA Annual Conference this week! On day one, following three keynotes, 2 sessions, lots of coffee, and two after-parties later, I arrived home with a brain full of ideas and an iPhone full of notes. Here’s my first pos…
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  • HR: Organizational Cheerleader or Agony Aunt?
    Note: This post was my contribution to the crowd-sourced ebook This Time It’s Personnel: Humane Resourced 2. The brainchild of David D’Souza, HR pro, fellow contrarian, and spectacular blogger at 101 Half Connected Things, all proceeds from the s…
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  • I’m Back and Pre-Conference Blogging at LiveHR!
    Hello there! Season’s greetings to you. It’s no secret that I’ve taken a significant break from blogging here at Talent Vanguard in the past several months. Life got pretty busy in 2014 and I suddenly found myself chairing a committee which run…
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  • Networking is Dead. Long Live Networking!
    Those of us embroiled in the ‘war for talent’ often fail to appreciate that this ‘talent’ is made up of individuals fighting their own war for the job they want, or even just a foot in the door. This is the unique ugliness of our modern day l…
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  • Live a Deliberate Life, “Beyond the Picket Fence”
    This week, I’m interviewing Chris Taylor, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker, about his first book Beyond the Picket Fence, now available for pre-order. I was intrigued about the message of Chris’s book to live a deliberate life and wanted to know…
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  • Everyone Must Be Exceptional
    An explicit focus in almost every area of HR is getting, developing, growing, and keeping top performers. The cream of the crop, the engaged, motivated and committed super star, showering discretionary effort wherever they go like flower petals.   A…
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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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 Reinventing Organizations (Infographic)
    In the book ‘Reinventing Organizations‘ Frederic Laloux discusses different forms of organization. According to Laloux, the evolutionary development of human consciousness has determined the current organization form at that moment in history. La…
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  • Visie op Reinventing Organizations (Infographic)
    Frederic Laloux behandelt in het boek ‘Reinventing Organizations‘ verschillende organisatievormen. Volgens Laloux heeft de evolutionaire ontwikkeling van het menselijk bewustzijn steeds de gangbare organisatievorm op dat moment in de geschiedenis…
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 7:28pm -
  • Vision of a business administration approach to HRM (Paper)
    The following paper, embedded using OneDrive, seeks to explore a business administration approach to Human Resource Management (HRM) based on a literature review. In addition this paper is based on previously published blogs by bringing them together…
    - 86 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 7:48pm -
  • Visueel voorop in HR wordt Ministry of Vision
    Begin 2015 houdt ‘Visueel voorop in HR’ op te bestaan en zal verder gaan onder de naam ‘Ministry of Vision’. Zoals begin 2013 gesteld, ging Visueel voorop in HR in op een (zoek)tocht naar de beste (visuele) tools en praktijken … Continue re…
    - 2 Jan 15, 7:21pm -
  • Visie op een bedrijfskundige benadering van HRM (Paper)
    In onderstaande paper, ingesloten met behulp van OneDrive, wordt op basis van een literatuurstudie uitgezocht wat de bedrijfskundige aspecten van HRM zijn. Daarnaast is deze paper op basis van eerder gepubliceerde blogs geschreven door deze in same…
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  • Vision of HR Value Proposition
    A value proposition is a statement that clearly identifies what advantages customers will receive by purchasing a particular product or service. Applied to HR, the HR value proposition is a systemic approach that makes visible and credible the value-…
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HR Bartender

  • newNational #NursesWeek: May 6 – 12
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. They just announced that their Workforce Ready solution for small and midsize businesses has ach…
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  • You Can’t Have Self-Managed Teams Without Self-Managed People
    It seems that the idea of self-directed work teams is coming back into vogue. I ran across this article recently about the companies that have embraced the practice. It’s called “Why self-managed teams are the future of business” and it’s wor…
    - 4 days ago, 3 May 15, 8:57am -
  • Recruiting Is Your Competitive Advantage [infographic] – Friday Distraction
    Finding and retaining top talent is a necessity for today’s businesses. We’ve talked about creating contingent workforce strategies and the benefits to buying, building, and borrowing talent. It’s equally important to talk about developing your…
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 8:57am -
  • The Impact of UK’s Shared Parental Leave Law – Ask #HR Bartender
    I recently received a question about the United Kingdom’s Shared Parental Leave law. Simply put – what is it, how does it work, and most importantly how does it impact companies and employees. Since I do not live in the UK, I reached out to Micha…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 8:57am -
  • Make Corporate Learning Resemble the Online Shopping Experience
    Before you dismiss today’s post based on the title, hear me out. It’s a comparison that I never thought I would ever write, but it fits. At this year’s Chief Learning Officer Symposium, I had the opportunity to hear a panel discussion on the to…
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  • How You Can Become a Simply Irresistible Organization
    There are lots of articles about what businesses need to do in order to be successful. The articles talk about developing outstanding products, killer marketing strategies, and focusing on metrics and numbers. It’s true – all of these things are…
    - 11 days ago, 26 Apr 15, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • newMaybe He Wasn’t Coachable
    His eyes lit up when he heard me offhandedly say, “Not everyone is coachable.” He could stop blaming himself for his coachees lack of progress. He’d been frustrated and discouraged. New techniques might… Continue reading →
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  • new10 Ways to Reconnect with the Big Picture
    Leaders who forget the big picture end up lost in the weeds. Without perspective, urgencies prevail. Getting things done gets in the way, when it’s time to see the big picture. Successful leaders… Continue reading →
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  • new5 Ways to Face Uncertainty with Confidence

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  • The Top 10 Ways to be an Extraordinary Leader Today
    Work on internal environments. You can’t control the external world, but you can control the way you do things internally. Grab the bull by the horns, if you don’t like what you see… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 3 May 15, 11:59pm -
  • Solution Saturday: Dealing with a Takeover
    Dear Leadership Freak, I started a group for professional men. While I was away from the group recovering from surgery, two members took over the group. I’m not sure how to handle such… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 2 May 15, 1:19pm -
  • 4 Ways to Defeat the Voice of Experience
    The negative result of experience is a closed mind. You think you can win in the present, because you won in the past. But, disaster waits for everyone who faces new challenges with… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 11:25am -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

LebHR

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

  • newWhat do you do with old personnel records?
    I recommend to many clients that they periodically purge their personnel files. You don’t really need that “excuse for being late” from 20 years ago. You also don’t need to keep most of the records from an employee that you terminated 10 year…
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  • newOne easy step to solving your cross-functional problems
    Being in HR can potentially be an isolating experience, if you let it. As a result of this isolation problems of communication can develop resulting in work not getting done, goals not being achieved or solutions not being developed. Management guru…
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  • newWhat restroom must I let them use?
    Bruce Jenner’s transformation from male to female has certainly made everyone aware of the issues surrounding transgender individuals. One such issue many companies face in dealing with transgender employees in transition deals with restroom use. W…
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  • Future Friday: Digital paychecks, digital money and the effect on payroll
    We have all heard of Bitcoin, at least the name, and we are aware that it is “digital” money. According to on futurist digital money will be the currency of all future transactions. This means we will be paying employees in digital money. Our ban…
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  • Violating the Wage & Hour laws can be expensive
    Wage and hour violations cost employers a great deal of money. How much? A recent review of fines published at the USDOL website produced a list that totaled up to a great deal of money. It included: Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC, which ma…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • A Lesson from Drucker: Managing your boss
    Everyone has a boss. Many of us have several. Often we would like to have better ones, but if you can’t trade in the boss you can attempt to make the ones you have better. How do you do that? Peter Drucker has some guidance for that process. The bo…
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The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • Recap of #SHRMTech15 @SHRMIndia - a story told in some tweets
    So I was at SHRM India's SHRMTech15 conference and here are some thoughts that struck me through the day, and some quotes by speakers that made me thoughtful and triggered more thoughtsHaha! Thanks @SHRMindia :) #shrmtech15 pic.twitter.com/FhCKvSw5j2…
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  • top 25 #HRInfluencers on #socialmedia by @SHRMIndia
    So last evening SHRM India unveiled its list of Indian HR Influencers on Social Media and I was at (ahem!) number 1You can download the full PDF list here   If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gaut…
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  • #socialmedia and the Workplace @BT_India Video
    Remember I had earlier blogged about being on the panel at the Business Today Knowledge Forum on HR where I was invited to be part of a panel discussion?Well the video is out - and I hope you like it :)If you want to talk to me about a story or a spe…
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  • {Video} @RDConsultingIN interviews me for @Social_Samosa #socialmedia
    Ritu David interviewed me about my social media journey during the Social Media Week at Bangalore on my blogging and social media journey.Here's the video:) Hope you like itIf you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me…
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  • The promise and the challenges of Employer Branding
    As some of you know I joined Flipkart with the designation of Director - Talent Branding. Many people after that have asked me what exactly is my role and what would I be doing.Here are my top few thoughts on the need for employer branding:Why is it…
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  • The @LinkedIn video: How to get a job at @Flipkart
    So my colleague Vamsi and I were interviewed by folks at LinkedIn as part of their campaign with MTV India's #GetAJob on what it takes to get a job at Flipkart using LinkedInSo here's the video :)If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking…
    - 41 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 10:04am -

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

  • Sometimes all it takes is finding the right coach...
    Even if you are not a fan of singing competitions on TV (I personally haven't watched American Idol in years) the winner of The Voice last night, Josh Kaufman, was a pretty big success not only for the franchise, but for the artist himself.He had lon…
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  • Do not let planning get in the way of execution
    For those of you who are still shaking their head at the images from Atlanta and lines of cars, people stranded, walking home and sitting on the road for over 12 hours...well I join you in that head shaking.In case you missed it, here is a brief slid…
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  • It's okay to not be Zappos....they had to start somewhere also
    Not surprisingly a lot of talk has been going on in the last week or so about Zappos significant shift to flattening their management hierarchy .  In this Washington Post article it notes: "The unusual approach is called a “holacracy.” Develope…
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  • 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…
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  • 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

  • newYour Training Plan Is Like Karl “The Mailman” Malone’s Free Throws on Sunday
    When is the last time you read something inspiring from your Sales Leader? Was his content informing, inspiring and educating? If yes - then stop reading and don't bother subscribing to the HireVue Accelerate Blog. A blog that will deliver you incred…
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  • Passive Candidates, Insecure Spouses & Poaching Talent
    Been Caught Looking The passive job candidate. She receives endless emails from thousands of recruiters that overwhelm her inbox. Some passive candidates will tease you with a well branded LinkedIn profile, but they won’t return a call. Not even a…
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  • Underground Provo, coffee and Python Code
    Last week I spoke at Coding Campus, a small coding school in Provo, Utah. For my readers un-familiar with Utah sub-cultures, Provo is where the Mormon school, Brigham Young University (BYU) is located. Provo is known for it's heavily Mormon influence…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 12:56pm -
  • 9 Ways To Ruin Your Audience With A Blog
    Below are 9 ways you can ruin your audience when you write a blog.You don't write enough. Find out how much your audience wants to read your words. Every audience is different.You write too much. Your audience finds you spammy. Yes, I get emails fr…
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  • The Office Meddler
    The office meddler can pose as a friend, but act as a spy. Meddling into someone’s business without having their trust is bad while meddling into someone’s business when you have their trust can be good. Why am I talking about meddlers? Because I…
    - 41 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 1:05pm -
  • Them D@#$ #Meerkat people
    2015 is well underway and your brand has a story, good or bad. Meerkat is a new app you are probably already tired of hearing about, unless you are in the dark.In short - Meerkat allows you to live video stream to all of your Twitter followers. Yes,…
    - 48 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 5:53am -

Upstart HR

  • newAre Custom Learning Experiences The Future of Training?
    I’ve been wanting to write for some time about the customization of, well, everything. I think it’s fascinating that so much can be customized to your very specific, individual tastes. Personalization is in virtually everything we do. Movies/tele…
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  • Accounting Lessons for HR Pros (Interview)
    Today I have the pleasure of introducing my brother, Brandon, to the HR community. Brandon is an auditor for the federal government and has worked in the world of accounting for more than ten years. We’ve been talking about some of the needs that w…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 12:30pm -
  • 7 Reasons to Marry an #HR Pro
    As I looked at my wonderful wife this week and think about our upcoming anniversary (8 years in June), I wondered about the spouses of other HR professionals around the world. Do all of them realize how lucky they are to have married someone working…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 1:30pm -
  • A Day in the Life of a Human Resources Manager

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  • My New Kindle Book is Live!
    Running is a passion of mine. So is HR. So why not marry my love for the two in written form? Well, that problem is solved. :-) I recently put together this collection of stories about running, business, and life. More than half of the content is bra…
    - 15 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 12:30pm -
  • Job Simulations = Better Hires and Better Training
    Recently I had the pleasure of joining Trish McFarlane for an HCMx Radio podcast episode where we talked about how to use simulations in your recruiting and training initiatives. We start with a bit of my background–if you’re new here that might…
    - 17 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 2:00pm -

In Full Bloom

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

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

David Jackson HR

  • A Story about Organisational Loyalty
    For as long as I can remember the bell of doom has been ringing for the so called job for life. The apocryphal story of the man who starts by sweeping the floor working his way up to Managing Director (smoking a cigar in a plush office) belongs in so…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 7:39am -
  • What’s your high score on Twitter?
    What’s your next target for Twitter? 10,000 followers? How about beating your personal best of 32 retweets? And have you finished LinkedIn yet or are you still aiming for that elusive 500+ connections? It is a term that may sound intimidating but,…
    - 52 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 8:52am -
  • Trial by MP3 – SmartPhone Surveillance in the Workplace
    Once again in the UK, football fans have shamed themselves with racist and sexist taunts. They were caught by others who recorded them on smart phones. What does this instant access to recording devices mean for bullying and bad behaviour in the work…
    - 57 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 8:21am -
  • Who are you having lunch with today?
    It’s become fashionable to talk about work as something more than being in the office or being productive from 9am to 5pm. We talk about working flexibly, at home, in cafes and on trains. Lunchtimes, though, are still the territory of the hom…
    - 58 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 8:19am -
  • Where Are All the Men in HR?
    The unasked questions are always the most interesting ones. The question of where all the men are in HR wouldn’t have been asked at one time. ‘HR’ or ‘Personnel’ was a female dominated profession for “obvious reasons” wasn’t it? HR w…
    - 95 days ago, 1 Feb 15, 8:30pm -
  • What HR Can Expect in 2015
    I was interviewed recently by the team over at www.damgoodpensions.com. Here is a copy of the full piece that appeared on their blog. What do you think will be the most important development in HR over the course of 2015? David Jackson: For me the ke…
    - 95 days ago, 1 Feb 15, 7:44pm -

Thinking About Learning

  • newThe truth about the Gen Y myth
    There’s a truth about the Gen Y mythology which has been staring us all point blank in the face and which I’ve come to realise. Maybe we’ve all known it all along. Maybe we’ve been too caught up in the rhetoric of this up and coming age group…
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  • Designing learning, learning cycles and styles
    I’m probably at risk of writing about my experiences in this blog post which rail against given methods of learning design. It’s quite likely to be heretical and quite potentially blasphemous. You see, I haven’t used the L&D Cycle, Learning Cyc…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 7:13am -
  • Feedback would happen all the time if… we gave praise well
    The great British reserve of politeness and not talking honestly with others is a true mystery. Keeping the stiff upper lip about your emotions, what you’re thinking and in not offending others. It’s an explicit and deeply cultural phenomena. I a…
    - 15 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 7:42am -
  • What’s next for L&D?
    The learning solutions landscape has changed significantly in the last 15 years. When I started out as an L&D Officer, we were delivering learning through only face to face solutions. Some coaching was happening, and the odd bit of e-learning was pre…
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 7:20am -
  • The enigma of the human condition
    We know a lot about the human condition. It’s one of those areas of study, of philosophy and of life that we are constantly drawn to understand ourselves better. Psychology, economics, medicine, law, are complete fields of study that help us unders…
    - 29 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 4:04pm -
  • Smile
    Go on. #smileandshare
    - 30 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 7:04am -

T Recs

  • Getting to Grips With HR Analytics
    If there’s one topic that has both dominated and divided the on-going conversations around HR over the last year or two, then its data. Specifically big data and what to do with it. We constantly seem to be told that HR doesn’t have the capabilit…
    - 27 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 7:02am -
  • Whose Employer Brand is it Anyway?
    Back in December I went to the Employer Brand Management Conference, which I previewed in this post. I have written about employer brand quite a few times for HR and recruitment audiences – its a hot topic that many practitioners seem to want to kn…
    - 29 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 4:03pm -
  • #HRTechEurope – We’re All Millennials Now!
    Last week’s HRTechEurope conference and exhibition spanned 2 full days of interesting content and thought provoking presentations, 1500 delegates and lots of fun. There was a blog squad of 21 leading to a range of views and insights as we digested…
    - 37 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 8:18am -
  • Looking for Collaboration and Simplification at #HRTechEurope
    The conversations around HR, recruitment, technology and the future of work move on to Docklands next Tuesday and Wednesday as HRTech Europe rolls in to Town. Always one of my favourite events, the mix of practitioners, theorists, commentators, suppl…
    - 48 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 7:28am -
  • Talking HR Data & Analytics at #HRAnalyticsLDN
    Is 2015 the year analytics finally goes mainstream for the HR profession? A few thoughts: In most areas of our personal and professional lives we now have endless information on which to base a decision. No longer do we invest time and money without…
    - 59 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 7:34am -
  • 21st Century Vacancy, 20th Century Recruitment Process
    Steve received many email notifications of LinkedIn messages, most of them spam, but this one grabbed his interest immediately. It was from a recruiter who worked for a leading global digital brand in his industry and said that his name had been reco…
    - 72 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 11:47pm -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Talent Hacks.
    As someone who gets to cover the glamorous and exciting world of HR and recruiting for a living, it might surprise you to learn that while I’m a professional writer, I can’t say B2B blogger made the list of things I wanted to be when I grew up. B…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 2:23pm -
  • High Times.
    I go to a bunch of HR conferences, and all of them, unilaterally, have one common item on their respective agendas: drinking. Whether that’s in the guise of a “networking event,” a “cocktail reception” or the many ancillary vendor-sponsored…
    - 17 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 7:05pm -
  • Recruiting Wasn’t Broken Until You Came Along.
    Every day, I’m lucky enough to get to talk to the people on the cutting edge of the recruiting technology industry; most of these are entrepreneurs who share a passion for their mostly cookie cutter products and the belief that, somehow, they’re…
    - 22 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 12:58pm -
  • Running Numbers: The Social Recruiting Shell Game
    As someone who’s more or less grown up with the commoditization and corporate adoption of social media, and as someone who gets paid to do this stuff, I’ve seen a huge shift in the way analytics play a role in informing that particular marketing…
    - 23 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 1:49pm -
  • Phoning It In.
    If you want a business case or case use for the importance of mobile recruiting adoption and optimization, you don’t really have to look far. Hell, there’s a cottage industry of content marketing and conferences dedicated specifically to the whol…
    - 28 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 6:52pm -
  • Tell Me About A Time When You Didn’t Suck at Interviewing.
    At its core, recruiting is more or less an exercise in making a good first impression; from the 6-8 seconds the average recruiter (if such a thing exists) spends reviewing a resume to the reported 35 seconds job seekers spend, on average, reading an…
    - 37 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 3:42pm -

HR Remix

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

101 Half Connected Things

  • Where good stuff happens. Where good people explore
    Whatever is in your calendar just cancel it… just go ahead and rearrange your day on either the 13th or 14th of May. Come and meet me and have a coffee and then I’ll introduce you to people significantly smarter and better than me. I now work for…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 7:47am -
  • Will you still be authentic?
    I recently started work with the CIPD. I’ll be doing a role that I consider to be genuinely worthwhile. If you live in London and work in HR or L&D feel free to connect. We’ll be doing some good things and I’d love more people to benefit from t…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 6:30am -
  • How to harness half-baked ideas
    I find one of the best ways of being creative is having other ideas to ‘bounce off’. The broader those ideas are the better. I always try to think of the extreme polar solutions to a problem and then work from there. That stops me always going fo…
    - 19 days ago, 18 Apr 15, 6:56am -
  • Feedback would happen all the time if
    Helen Amery set a challenge recently to think about why feedback doesn’t happen all the time. I couldn’t decide on one thing to write, so I didn’t write about one thing. So feedback would happen all the time if…. Every company was a talking s…
    - 24 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 6:08am -
  • The #HR April Fool Test
    At some point I’m going to release a book of organisational tests. But not quite yet. To tide people over until that momentous event here is the April Fools Day Test for HR. 1. Sit down and work out the silliest email that your HR Department could…
    - 36 days ago, 1 Apr 15, 7:05am -
  • The bottom of the bell curve
    It’s dark down there at the bottom of the bell curve, probably due to a complete absence of stars. It’s where people go to underperform and make your life harder. There’s nothing practical in this post. It’s about the performance bell curve a…
    - 50 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 9:20am -

Switch and Shift

  • newHorrible Bosses: How to Help the Anti-Social Leader
    Two nights ago, the #SocialLeader community gathered to talk about something we’ve all had to face at one point: the “Horrible Boss"... which we referred to as an "Anti-Social" leader...... Read More»
    - 13 hours ago, 6 May 15, 7:25pm -
  • newStop Protecting Your Employees From Getting Stressed
    Seeking out a performance-oriented use of stress might be more productive than trying to defend against it altogether.... Read More»
    - 23 hours ago, 6 May 15, 10:00am -
  • new14 Must-Follow Pieces of Leadership Advice
    YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some more folks about the best leadership advice they've ever received. Here are the responses.... Read More»
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 10:00am -
  • newThe Big Picture of Small Wages
    Low wages are an increasingly prominent subject of public debate. Whether it’s the movement for a living wage, debate over what the minimum wage should be, or attention paid to low-paid foreign workers and illegal immigrants, a link has been made b…
    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 10:00am -
  • Leadership in Demanding Times with John Grinnell
    "We want to protect the past," proclaims John Grinnell, principal consultant at Grinnell Leadership. Grinnell makes his observation when referencing the influence the past has on our beliefs. ... Read More»
    - 4 days ago, 3 May 15, 4:16pm -
  • #SocialLeader Chat: Horrible Bosses: How to Help the Anti-Social Leader
    You won't want to miss our next chat: Monday, May 4th at 8pm ET when we take on "Horrible Bosses: How to Help the Anti-Social Leader."And invite a friend… because this conversation is worth amplifying!... Read More»
    - 5 days ago, 2 May 15, 4:09pm -

Leadership Freak

  • newMaybe He Wasn’t Coachable
    His eyes lit up when he heard me offhandedly say, “Not everyone is coachable.” He could stop blaming himself for his coachees lack of progress. He’d been frustrated and discouraged. New techniques might… Continue reading →
    - 23 hours ago, 6 May 15, 9:37am -
  • new10 Ways to Reconnect with the Big Picture
    Leaders who forget the big picture end up lost in the weeds. Without perspective, urgencies prevail. Getting things done gets in the way, when it’s time to see the big picture. Successful leaders… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 11:32am -
  • new5 Ways to Face Uncertainty with Confidence

    - 3 days ago, 4 May 15, 1:16pm -
  • The Top 10 Ways to be an Extraordinary Leader Today
    Work on internal environments. You can’t control the external world, but you can control the way you do things internally. Grab the bull by the horns, if you don’t like what you see… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 3 May 15, 11:59pm -
  • Solution Saturday: Dealing with a Takeover
    Dear Leadership Freak, I started a group for professional men. While I was away from the group recovering from surgery, two members took over the group. I’m not sure how to handle such… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 2 May 15, 1:19pm -
  • 4 Ways to Defeat the Voice of Experience
    The negative result of experience is a closed mind. You think you can win in the present, because you won in the past. But, disaster waits for everyone who faces new challenges with… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 11:25am -

Three Star Leadership

  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 5/6/15
    Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any...
    - 14 hours ago, 6 May 15, 7:00pm -
  • newBy and About Leaders: 5/5/15
    I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn’t studying “leadership” at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try...
    - 2 days ago, 5 May 15, 7:00pm -
  • Reading to Start Your Week: 5/4/15
    Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership...
    - 4 days ago, 3 May 15, 7:00pm -
  • Stories and Strategies from Real Life: 5/1/15
    Some of the best learning happens when you read stories about real people and real companies. Read them for ideas, for lessons, and inspiration. This week’s stories and strategies from real life are about dressing...
    - 6 days ago, 1 May 15, 7:00pm -
  • Leadership: 5 great books you may not know
    Shelley graduated from college last year and found a job as a marketing manager in a good sized corporation. When she heard what I do for a living, she asked me if I could recommend a book to “help me be more...
    - 7 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 7:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

  • newHR 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…
    - 2 days ago, 4 May 15, 11:24pm -
  • HR Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy
    HR Cinema is an ongoing feature here at The Employer’s Lawyer.  It combines my love of movies with my passion for human resources and employment law.  Please feel free to suggest movies in the comments and I will do my best to incorporate your su…
    - 21 Aug 14, 3:47pm -
  • HR Cinema: Ocean’s 11
    HR Cinema is an ongoing feature here at The Employer’s Lawyer.  It combines my love of movies with my passion for human resources and employment law.  Please feel free to suggest movies in the comments and I will do my best to incorporate your su…
    - 6 Aug 14, 1:30pm -
  • HR Cinema: Casablanca
    HR Cinema is an ongoing feature here at The Employer’s Lawyer.  It combines my love of movies with my passion for human resources and employment law.  Please feel free to suggest movies in the comments and I will do my best to incorporate your su…
    - 30 Jul 14, 1:25pm -
  • HR Cinema: Wreck-It Ralph
    HR: Cinema is an ongoing feature here at The Employer’s Lawyer.  It combines my love of movies with my passion for human resources and employment law.  Please feel free to suggest movies in the comments and I will do my best to incorporate your s…
    - 2 Jun 14, 1:00pm -
  • HR Cinema: Road House
    This week on HR Cinema, we’re going to look at one of my personal favorite movies from the 80s (possibly because TNT and USA played it 4 times a day when I was at a very impressionable age), Road House starring the one and only Patrick Swayze.  Ju…
    - 27 May 14, 1:00pm -