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  • new10 Tips On Objectively Measuring Employee Performance
    Like many other HR professionals and managers, you have probably read countless articles on how to measure employee performance, difference scales to use and the type of feedback you should give....Workology is the art and science of work, HR and r…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 2:17pm -
  • newBreaking: New Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 for 2017
    U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the release of a new version of the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9, which is used to verify the identity and...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitmen…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 5:17pm -
  • newEuropean Employers Must Notify Job Candidate When Viewing Social Profiles
    In the United States, recruiting with social media is commonplace. In fact, social sourcing is a common strategy among companies looking to find talent on sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook,...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and re…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 2:17pm -
  • newNew to HR? Start By Learning the Tools for Success
    Human Resources is the area of an organization that deals with hiring, firing, administrative work, and training of a company team. It’s a career that you must love in order to deal with all of...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and r…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 5:17pm -
  • newUsing Technology to Keep Your Remote Workers More Human
    The subject of remote teams pops up on my radar more frequently all the time. In fact I am participating in a webinar in September on the subject of remote teams. In a webinar on Onboarding I talk...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 2:17pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

Sagacity | HR

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

Micheal Vandervort

  • What’s Your SHRM Relationship Status? Final Thoughts on #SHRM17
    Final Thoughts on #SHRM17 How would you describe your relationship with SHRM?   Member Volunteer Vendor Speaker Staff Board Member New Attendee Certified Professional In this grouping, I am or have been a 1) member 2) volunteer 3) speaker 4) new att…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 7:18pm -
  • Born on the Bayou – HR Social Media #shrm17
    A big topic of discussion that ran through the week of #ASHRM17 was how the New Orleans SHRM 2009 event was in many ways the birth of the social media sphere that exists in SHRM today.  I was part of a terrific informal dinner that took place one ni…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 3:22pm -
  • It’s Time To Make A Change #shrm17
    It’s Sunday, June 25th.  Today is the day that I made the decision to switch from being an avid Uber user to a hopeful Lyft user.   The reason I made this decision today comes from conversations I had with other HR pros while serving as a member…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Jun 17, 9:22pm -
  • If Not You, Who? If Not Now, When? Kat Cole @ #SHRM17
    I’m writing a series of three short blogs that touch on the key points that I encountered in New Orleans while attending the SHRM 2017 Conference and Exposition.  I’m going to start with the Sunday keynote, Kat Cole.  I’m a fan boy of this am…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Jun 17, 7:45pm -
  • Culture Is a Four-Letter Word
    Culture Is a Four-Letter Word Welcome to a guest post from Steven Blue in which he discusses some of the issues facing companies in the gig economy like Uber. By Steven L. Blue When I started to write this article I originally titled it “Culture Is…
    - 23 Mar 17, 10:45pm -
  • You’ll Know About it When I Think You Need to Know About It
    But how will you know? No one is that smart.  No one is smart enough to ask all the questions, and no leader is smart enough to know when to give the information you might need to run your business effectively.   I’m on a slightly tangential rant…
    - 20 Nov 16, 11:06pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newHR 101: A Guide for Small Business
    Earlier this week I talked about the importance of HR in a startup. Whenever I talk about this topic I receive questions about what exactly I’m referring to when I say HR. Is it just the legal stuff like paying employment taxes or is there more. It…
    - 25 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • newThe Case for Human Resources in a Startup
    I met with a HR professional thinking of branching out on her own last week and had a great discussion around startups and human resources. The question we were pondering was why startups, and in my experience many small businesses for that matter, n…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 2:00pm -
  • New Employee Orientation in CA: Why a Formal Process is a Good Idea
    Ah California. It’s amazing the stuff I didn’t know about California law before I moved here. I’m thankful now I never landed a CA client while living in the Midwest because the truth is, there is a lot about the law I wasn’t aware of. But ne…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 1:01pm -
  • 3 People Related Leadership Challenges Small Businesses Face
    Starting a small business is tough. A founder has to figure out all the in’s and out’s of running a business while somehow keeping themselves afloat financially. From offering a viable product or service to finding customers to finding the right…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • What is on Employee’s Minds While at Work? Hint: It’s Not Work
    Acacia HR’s Christine Kopp is taking over the blog today. Enjoy! Do you know what your employees are thinking about while they are on the job? Here’s a hint, it’s not work.  We all know that employees come to work each day with their personal…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 2:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • Lookin’ for HR Love in All the Wrong Places
    Just a few short weeks ago the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition rolled into New Orleans; with the volunteers and vendors and attendees there were 20,000’ish folks at this HR love fest. I enjoyed the big show; I always do.The post Lookin’ for…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 11:36am -
  • Happiness and Engagement: Can’t We All Get Along?
    Are you happy at work? Do you awake refreshed each morning? Do you leap out of bed eager to take on a new day? Do you look forward to hanging out with your co-workers as you complete your spreadsheets andThe post Happiness and Engagement: Can’t We…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 11:33am -
  • The State of Employee Benefits – #SHRM17
    In conjunction with the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition, SHRM released their 2017 Employee Benefits report (you can download the report here).  There’s lots of interesting information and data; one key finding is that organizations that…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 10:02pm -
  • What’s Nexxt? – #SHRM17
    Yeaterday, of at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, Beyond (The Career Network) unveiled its new brand, platform and vision for the future of talent acquisition which is based on nearly 20 years of feedback and ongoing innovation. Nexxt, asT…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 3:36pm -
  • A Salute to the Volunteers – #SHRM17
    The big show, SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition (SHRM17), officially kicks off tomorrow here in New Orleans; my Facebook and Twitter feeds are filled with innumerable refrains of “I’m on my way” and “I’ve arrived; here’s a pictur…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 2:46pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • Is Diversity delivering ROI?
    The answer is obvious. According to McKinsey, 2015 “Companies with diversity outperform less diverse organizations (15% higher for gender diversity, 35% higher for ethnic diversity)”. Surprisingly though, most companies fail to set-up their D&I…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 2:40am -
  • Are companies strangling innovators while wanting to be “innovative”?
    For years I and (my networks) have worked with companies wanting to be “innovative”. We have applauded their quest, and even gone along for the ride (at least emotionally). But in most instances, we have come away asking “Are companies strangli…
    - 58 days ago, 23 May 17, 10:36pm -
  • Data Driven HR starts with…wait for it…measuring data!
    In the past few years, after being involved in about a dozen HR technology projects, I can say one thing with certainty, I am yet to meet a 100% data driven HR function. I am going to start by making clear, THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT verbal HR admonishin…
    - 12 Feb 17, 9:11pm -
  • Series: Making the case for technology: Part 2: What are the benefits?
    In a recent post, I discussed the cost of buying new technology. This is a common question every person trying to purchase new technology in their organisation gets asked “Where is the business case?”. However, the business case is not complete w…
    - 23 Jan 17, 9:42am -
  • HR Technology selection without the meerkats
    Have you recently jumped online to buy anything? If you have, especially insurance, you know the meerkats and those voices! If you haven’t, well you may(not) be missing out. But the concept is simple:   Know you(r) needs and wants (or your organis…
    - 12 Dec 16, 1:24pm -
  • Think you can implement HR technology in 2016 with skills from the 90’s? Think Again!
    If you were implementing an ERP platform in the 90’s, it would have been safe to assume that HR function would mostly sit back, and IT (both internal and external resources) would be running the show. The IT departments would typically be large, an…
    - 21 Jun 16, 5:32am -

PeopleGoal Blog

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

The Savage Truth

  • newSmarter KPI’s for Temp & Contract Recruiters
    So, last blog we deconstructed crappy perm recruiter KPIs and rebuilt them with a good old ‘backwards plan’. I called for a show of support from Savage Truth readers interested in a temp/contract backwards plan, and it came in the form of over 6…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 9:00pm -
  • Savage UK Speaking Tour selling out! New date announced.
    Dear UK ‘Savage Truth’ reader, Our UK Recruiter Masterclass Series – to be held in London, Manchester and Glasgow – is filling up fast. In fact we have announced a new London date to accommodate demand. You can now book for Tuesday 7th Novemb…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 7:02am -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Two skills every modern recruiter has nailed
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled “Two skills every modern recruiter has…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 10:00pm -
  • 509 South African Recruiters have signed up already!
    Over 500 South African recruiters are already signed up for this major event! Are you the only one going to miss out?
    - 15 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • Crap KPI’s. Dumb managers. Unhappy recruiters: Or the smart way.
    Recruiters love to be busy. Or to be more accurate, they love to feel busy. Same goes for many recruiting managers. If everyone is busy, busy, busy, they are happy. Happy, but dumb. Because yes, activity is key in recruitment. But smart activity is w…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 9:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – The future of recruitment in 127 words
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled “The future of recruitment in 127 word…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 10:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • Back In the Saddle: SHRM17
    I'm back in the saddle, but it's a different ride this time.  Stay tuned for what I see and hear on my unstructured journey and follow #SHRM17 on Twitter for all the latest on sessions, learning and fun at the event.
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 2:39pm -
  • Killing Anxiety at Work
    The key for me has been to only work in situations where I am not put in that position. When it comes to my team or people I partner with, I keep that in mind. I don't ascribe to the idea that I am the ultimate editor of everyone else's work. And
    - 13 Mar 17, 1:46am -
  • The Consistency Fallacy
    Who are you now? What can you do to ensure that the you of tomorrow is also being considered?
    - 28 Feb 17, 4:42pm -
  • Becoming the Leader Who Has All the Good Questions
    Finding the ideal job means that you should only be comfortable with about 70% of what you’re being asked to achieve.
    - 10 Feb 17, 1:45pm -
  • The Secret to Amping Up Your Productivity
    The real action is not in the small tasks that we take to be more productive.
    - 26 Jan 17, 2:06pm -

People Equation

  • When Leaders Hold on Too Tightly Employee Engagement Suffers
    Are we looking at employee retention the wrong way? HR professionals and leaders invest significant time and effort on employee retention. There’s an interesting paradox to this organizational form of “holding on” to employees: the more we try…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 3:29pm -
  • A Very Human Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hearing actor and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus speak at the WorkHuman conference in Phoenix. She was interviewed by Michelle Gielan, a former news journalist turned positive psychology researcher. As Louis-Dreyf…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 10:30am -
  • Michelle Obama’s Mindset for Coping with Change
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama has a tried-and-tried formula for coping with change: don’t make a big deal out of it. That’s the workplace take-away that most impressed me when I heard Mrs. Obama speak at WorkHuman 2017 conference. It’s advic…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 3:50pm -
  • WorkHuman: Still on My A-List for Conferences
    WorkHuman 2017 is now a memory. I’ve traveled home from Phoenix and had a few days to digest the benefits of this conference. I’m happy to report all of the observations from my first WorkHuman still apply. Now in its third year, the WorkHuman co…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 10:30am -
  • WorkHuman Day 3: @MichelleObama and @Globoforce
    Day 3 at the WorkHuman conference. Today social media will be flooded with the hashtag #WorkHuman and #MichelleObama because the former first lady closed the conference with a one-hour interview with Walgreen’s Chief Diversity Officer Steve Pembert…
    - 49 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 10:56pm -
  • #WorkHuman Day 2: Organization of the Future
    WorkHuman Day 2 just wrapped. Here’s how the day went down. HR Executive Panel Derek Irvine, Globoforce’s VP, Client Strategy & Consulting, moderated a three-person panel of senior leaders in the HR role. The topics were wide-ranging, covering ma…
    - 49 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 2:00am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newShould You Measure Candidate Desire by Response Time?
    I have expectations as a leader in my organizations for other employees who are in a leadership position in my company. One of those expectations is, if I call or text you on off hours, weekends, vacations, etc., for something that is urgent to the b…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:53am -
  • newDisrupt HR Detroit! September 27th – Tickets On Sale Now!
    DisruptHR is coming to Detroit!!!   I’m pretty excited about it and I’m part of the great team that’s putting this event together. The date is September 27th with registration starting 5:30 pm and the event starting at 6 pm at the Garden Theat…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:07pm -
  • newT3 – @Ongig Transform Your Job Descriptions

    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:41am -
  • I’m a Transactional Memory Leader, are you?
    There is this concept called ‘group transactional memory‘. Simply, this is your ability to allow memories you need or want to be stored within someone else. Let me give you an example. My wife is our family calendar. I unconsciously (and maybe a…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:09pm -
  • 10 Ways Old White Dudes Can Stay Relevant in the Workplace
    I don’t consider myself an old white dude, but I’m sure most of the twentysomethings working for me probably think I’m the old white dude! Old white dudes are at a crossroads of the American workplace. They used to be on top. There was no bette…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 11:49am -
  • Email Heroes – Are you one?
    For most of their careers, my parents could never check their work email at home.  It did mean that they probably stopped working when they got home, unlike most professional employees today.  My parents also rarely made it home at 5 pm and worked…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 12:10pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • SALES SPOTLIGHT- Jason Bagshaw- What it takes to be #1
    This week I have the great pleasure of interviewing Jason Bagshaw of Deltek.  Jason is one of my very good friends and quite honestly one of the hardest working and most successful salespeople I know.  His answers are spot on and it is obvious to m…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • 30 Minutes is NOT Long Enough to Interview with the Hiring Manager
    Let’s talk about the interview process for a minute. A recruiter scours the internet for the right candidates. They call the competition. They look through all of the applications. They work very hard to make sure they are identifying the right tal…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 3:00pm -
  • SALES SPOTLIGHT: Bill Gostkowski
    A couple of weeks ago Bulls Eye Recruiting highlighted 3 traits that all successful sales people have in common.  I discussed that I would be highlighting sales superstars and what differentiates them from the pack.  I had the honor and privilege…
    - 50 days ago, 31 May 17, 5:13pm -
  • 3 Traits That ALL Successful Sales People Have in Common
    I have talked to all kinds of sales people over the years.  I have talked to successful ones and ones that have really struggled in their profession.  Why do some sales people continue to crush their quota and over perform?  What drives them?  St…
    - 72 days ago, 9 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • Why it is a Waste of Time to Post Jobs
    Have you had difficulty getting applicants to apply to your jobs lately?  You aren’t alone.  I have heard a ton of complaints this year.  Most companies are questioning if it is the job posting itself.  Should you tweak your description?  Shou…
    - 77 days ago, 4 May 17, 3:05pm -
  • 10 Questions to Ask Sales People If They Leave Companies before 18 Months
    It is always a red flag when sales people leave jobs before 18 months.  I would say the first 6-9 months are really about the individual learning about the company, the products, and seeing if they are a good cultural fit.  The next 9 months are re…
    - 100 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 2:00pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • newAccommodating the Needs of Parents Who Are Shift Workers
    Parents who are shift workers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to scheduling. From a parent’s perspective, they want to have flexibility in their schedule so that they are able to meet the demands of their child, whether it be attendin…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:25pm -
  • 5 Things Startup Companies Should Look for When Hiring New Employees
    When looking for new employees, finding candidates with relevant industry experience is often necessary.  But let’s face it, there will often be many candidates with very similar credentials. Credentials are important, but not necessarily sufficie…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • “All In” for a Better, Stronger Workplace – #SHRM17
    “All In” was the theme for the 2017 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo, which wrapped up last week.  A theme that could be interpreted in a multitude of ways, it was certainly pervasive throughout the week with att…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Real Innovation Capability: Diversity and a Culture of Engagement
    In today’s unpredictable, ever-changing business environment, innovation is widely viewed as a critical core competency and determinant of long-term growth and sustainability. In recent years, many organizations have focused on building component i…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • 7 Great Reasons to Outsource HR
    To answer the question “Why should companies outsource their HR function?”, you need look no further than the reasons you outsource other specialized tasks. The exceptional HR professional must possess deep understanding of countless processes an…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Influence and a Culture of Innovation – #SHRM17
    The 2017 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo is well underway.  This year’s edition in New Orleans, LA boasts the second largest in history from an attendance perspective with well over 17,000 attendees from across the…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newEx Uno Plures. Out of One, Many
    "Ex Uno Plures means 'out of one, many'. It's the inverse of the phrase on American currency 'e pluribus unum' - out of many, one. The trend we see on the national level towards Balkanization (the breakup of nations) is echoed in the business world."…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:30am -
  • newHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #246: Stacey Harris and Bill Kutik
    A couple of amazing HR Tech analysts, in the form of Stacey Harris and Bill Kutik, join John Sumser this week to talk about some of the history and trends in HR Technology.
    - 21 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 4:00pm -
  • newGood Enough Technology
    There's always a new kid on the block in HR Tech. Where do valuable tools with less exciting technology fit in? John Sumser spoke recently with Michael DesRochers, Founder of PoliteMail, an email analytics service based on the entrenched platform of…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:03am -
  • newHRIntelligencer v1.08
    Highlights: We Need to Talk About the Power of AI to Manipulate Humans, AI Robots Learning Racism, Sexism and Prejudice From Humans, Can We Copy the Brain?, and You can probably use deep learning even if your data isn’t that big.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:57am -
  • The Mistake in Expecting Millennials to Pay Their Dues
    "At the heart of the “Millennial problem” is a broken value equation. Employers no longer have the right to expect people to pay dues. And while that might seem unfair to you if you paid your dues, it’s even less fair to the millennials." - Bob…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 11:30am -
  • HRExaminer v8.28
    “Algorithms and machine learning isolate and purify the things that are unique to a culture. But, if you are trying to ‘improve’ the culture (and reduce its biases), it’s a different story. Read John Sumser’s article, Data is Biased.…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 4:00pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newMinnesota Headhunter Newsletter #3
    2 newsletters in 1 month… I’m on a roll. This one was sent out last Friday, July 14th. You can view the email version by clicking Minnesota Headhunter Newsletter #3 or below in a simple text format. Want to sign...
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 3:14pm -
  • Online Chat: Managing Your Tech And Startup Career
    Every year at MinneBar I do a presentation called, “Managing Your IT Career - (Why do recruiters suck so bad?). This past spring, 8th year doing this, I had an end of the day speaking time and still had a...
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 6:50pm -
  • Survey: Minneapolis And Midwest IT Hiring To Increase 2nd Half Of 2017
    Hiring in Minneapolis / St Paul and around the Midwest will continue to heat up the 2nd half of 2017 according to the latest Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. The data mirrors the conversations across...
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 1:54pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Full Time Job - Allina Health Sourcing Specialist - Full Time Job - Caribou Coffee Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - Anaplan Talent Acquisition...
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 1:22pm -
  • Survey: 57% Of Employers Less Likely To Interview A Candidate They Can't Find Online
    CareerBuilder released their annual survey, Number of Employers Using Social Media to Screen Candidates at All-Time High, about how companies are using social media to source and screen candidates. There are the usual “headline” stats: 70% of emp…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 7:55pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job - Mortenson Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Full Time Job - U.S. Bank Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Foodsby Senior...
    - 15 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 5:04pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newVIDEO: SmashUps with Aman Brar – Canvas’ Impact on Recruiting
    This month on SmashUps, Tim talks with Aman Brar, the CEO of Canvas, a text-based interviewing platform. Tim digs in on how this platform could change the art of recruiting,... Get the RestThe post VIDEO: SmashUps with Aman Brar – Canvas’ Impact…
    - 46 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:39pm -
  • newDon’t Blame Your Talent Failure on Your ATS
    Today I will share the story of how my part-time employer, a major university, tried to pass the blame of a botched search on their ATS. As a result, I... Get the RestThe post Don’t Blame Your Talent Failure on Your ATS appeared first on Fistful o…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:24am -
  • newWant Affordable, Effective Workers Fast:  Hire “Brandless” Employees.
    Companies and agencies are continuously trying to find the “holy grail” of talent:  New hires who can do the job well and come at an affordable salary. As an HR... Get the RestThe post Want Affordable, Effective Workers Fast:  Hire “Brandles…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 12:51pm -
  • newEmployee Relations Moment of Truth: We All Fail
    Do you know how I got into HR? I wanted to work with people. Every time I think about that sentence these days, “I want to work with people“, I... Get the RestThe post Employee Relations Moment of Truth: We All Fail appeared first on Fistful of…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 2:34pm -
  • newVIDEO: No Scrubs with John Nykolaiszyn – How to Help Your Employees Beat Burnout
    Host Dawn Burke and her guest John Nykolaiszyn, from the College of Business Career Management Services Office at Florida International University, talk first about what sort of career preparation college... Get the RestThe post VIDEO: No Scrubs wit…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 2:18pm -
  • How to Admit You Screwed Up a Talent Decision
    “If it weren’t for all the people issues, running this business would be easy.” That’s a tongue in cheek quote from one of my favorite friends at work. He’s not... Get the RestThe post How to Admit You Screwed Up a Talent Decision appeared…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 4:18pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • A New World of Corporate Learning Arrives: And It Looks Like TV
    Over the last several years the corporate learning marketplace has been under stress. Video-based learning programs, free courses, MOOCs, and hundreds of high fidelity technical and professional...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 41 days ago, 10 Jun 17, 1:24am -
  • Google for Jobs: Disrupting The $200 Billion Recruiting Market?
    Have you ever looked for a job? Of course you have. It’s a daunting process, and one which Google hopes to make easier than ever.The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 20-24% of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services i…
    - 55 days ago, 26 May 17, 1:41pm -
  • Google for Jobs: Disrupting The Recruiting Market?
    One of the most challenging problems in business is matching the right person to the right job, and this goes on all the time.The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 20-24% of Americans...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 56 days ago, 25 May 17, 4:28pm -
  • SuccessFactors: Growth And Innovation Continues
    Harvard Business Review research shows that 70-90% of corporate acquisitions fail [1], often driven by an unclear strategy, lack of culture alignment, or poor execution on business integration....Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 66 days ago, 15 May 17, 4:40pm -
  • The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned
    Over the last few months I’ve had a series of meetings with Chief Learning Officers, talent management leaders, and vendors of next generation learning tools. My goal has been simple: try to...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Se…
    - 27 Mar 17, 9:52pm -
  • AI, Robotics, and Cognitive Computing Are Changing Business Faster Than You Thought
    The digital world of work is here, and organizations are struggling to adapt. JPMorgan Chase & Co now uses software to perform the mind-numbing job of interpreting commercial loans, reducing...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 8 Mar 17, 9:15pm -

Your HR Buddy

  • Nisha Raghavan @TheHRbuddy is in the Job Market finally! #HireHRbuddy
    Yes, You read it right! I am currently available in the job market and looking to getting back to a Full-time Corporate HR/Talent Acquisition role in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, TX. Finally after a long wait of 4 years I am now eligible to work in th…
    - 10 Sep 15, 1:30pm -
  • HR is a Consulting Function not Shared Services
    During my interview with Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte; I asked him, ‘Do companies really need to rethink about having an HR department. Why do some companies say ‘No’ to having an HR department and what are some of th…
    - 16 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 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’…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 5 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

  • 7 Points of Satisfaction in Buying HR Technology. E6: Support with Dave Weisbeck, Visier
    Seven Points of Satisfaction in buying HR Tech is a new webcast series based on a popular series written by William Tincup and Jeremy Ames and published exclusively on The HR Gazette. Jeremy and Dave discuss important topics such as: What’s the im…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:38pm -
  • 7 Points of Satisfaction in Buying HR Technology. E5: Training with Debra O’Connell, Kronos
    Seven Points of Satisfaction in buying HR Tech is a new webcast series based on a popular series written by William Tincup and Jeremy Ames and published exclusively on The HR Gazette. Jeremy and Debra discuss important topics such as: Where does tra…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 1:15pm -
  • How to Avoid Training Getting Lost in Translation
    Designing and running training courses across international locations has become a lot more prevalent in today’s globalized marketplace. Not only are training companies exporting their content and courses, but within companies themselves, HR depart…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 12:29pm -
  • Six Reasons Why You Should Opt for HRMS Software
    Developing the right software architecture is important for businesses to thrive. Automation of different processes can help organizations achieve higher productivity. Streamlining of workforce management processes with the help of HRMS software is e…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 2:09pm -
  • Improving the Performance of Long-Term Employees
    HR professionals talk a lot about what it takes to recruit and retain new employees, but what’s discussed less, is how to keep the long-term stalwarts of our companies engaged beyond the 2, 5, and 10 year mark. Focusing on newbie recruits alone can…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 9:03pm -
  • How HR Can Foster Workplace Happiness
    What is the Role of HR in Workplace Happiness? Human resources are always in the constant pressure of building a great team for the company, with the main goal to hire the right people and to keep them in the workforce for as long as possible. To ach…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 3:33pm -

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

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

Everyday People

  • Send a Note !!
    When I went to high school . . . (Yes, I know I sound like my Dad, but hang with me) . . . you used to write notes to people to get their attention. It was like a spy movie because you didn’t want to get caught, or have someone read it who was ……
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:02am -
  • Be Present
    Our world, and our lives, seem like they are nothing but an endless chain of distractions. Items rarely catch our attention for more than mere seconds at a time. If fact, it’s a bit ironic to write this observation on a blog that may get read and p…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 1:14am -
  • Doors
    I’d bet a significant amount of money that if I looked in your company’s employee handbook I’d find a statement that says you have an “open door policy.” This infers that people have access to anyone at any level at any time. I’d love to…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 12:12am -
  • Be the Change !!
    SHRM17 just wrapped up this week in the midst of tropical storm Cindy knocking on the door as everyone finished the conference and headed home. Ironically, the energy that emanated from the event was almost as moving as the storm !! The vibe this yea…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 2:27am -
  • Paperback Writer !!
    Did you ever know someone who always seemed to have their head in the clouds? They seem to see the world from different angles and make observations that may not seem congruent with others around them. They may be seen as contrarians, but they’re g…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 12:33am -
  • IRL !!
    I’ve been active in social media for over a decade now, and I’ve done it intentionally. It’s amazing to me in a world where social media forums are methods to communicate literally around the world that there are those who still see it as a “…
    - 46 days ago, 4 Jun 17, 11:28pm -

Workplace Diva

  • Post-Vacation Glow? Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Employees Return to Work Feeling Stressed
    How do you feel when you come back to work after taking a vacation? Are you relaxed? Happy? Sad? Stressed out of your ever-loving mind? If you selected the last option, then you're right on trend with a new survey out today from Seattle leadership de…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 4:51pm -
  • Millennials Worry About Their Workplace Fashion Choices
    Do you instinctively know what to wear to work? If not, welcome to the club because a new OfficeTeam survey reveals many employees are flummoxed by modern workplace fashion! We don't understand the dress code at our workplace, we don't know if our ou…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 8:56pm -
  • A-I, Yi, Yi: We Think Robots Will Take Somebody Else's Job, Not Ours
    How do you feel about artificial intelligence in the workplace? Is it a good thing, or a bad thing?A new survey reveals a high level of human anxiety around automation and the rise of AI. But the survey reveals another tidbit that's even more interes…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 8:01pm -
  • At Least We're Making an Effort to be Civil at Work
    It's a bleak day for civility here in the nation's capital, but the seventh annual Civility In America survey provides a tiny ray of light: nine in 10 employed Americans consider their workplace to be quite civil.Weber Shandwick, along with Powell Ta…
    - 36 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 6:57pm -
  • Smiling In Victory Makes Our Competitors Less Cooperative
    You've just had a huge workplace win, and you feel like taking a victory lap to celebrate! But new research might make you wonder whether the victory lap is worth it.The University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies and the U.…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 5:53pm -
  • Are Employers Looking Past Autistic Job Candidates?
    Good body language is important in a job interview, and we're taught the basics of body language from a young age. Sit up straight. Sit still. Stop fidgeting. Don't talk with your hands. Smile, don't smirk.Our body language can make us or break us in…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 1:17pm -

Corn on the Job

  • new5 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Landing A Knockout Punch
    Image source Writing a good resume is one of the most soul-destroying and sleep depriving tasks anyone will ever encounter. It’s horrible. However, without a one, your chances of landing a job are even slimmer than Conor McGregor’s chances of lan…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 12:29pm -
  • newOccupational Therapy Jobs Are on the Rise
    Occupational Therapy jobs are on the rise! There are more positions ready to be filled every day by caring, driven and compassionate people like yourselves. Job Description There are several career options available in the OT industry. If your passio…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 12:26pm -
  • How to Become an Accountant – the Complete Guide
    Do you have a head for numbers? Do you enjoy placing data and information in a logical order? Do you have an inquisitive mind? Do you have the ability to spot financial wrong-doing and fraud? Being an accountant is not just about submitting self-asse…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:38pm -
  • Why you Should Consider Copying Someone Else’s Resume
    Writing a resume from scratch is a terrifying thing. From wrestling with Microsoft Word’s sometimes odd formatting functions to trying to remember all of your valuable experiences from the last 10 years, nothing is more scary when job hunting than…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 8:25pm -
  • What Is Continuing Education And How Can It Help You Earn More?
    Only a small minority of adults have grasped the immense value of continuing education. However, continuing education should be differentiated from self-education. While self-education is the pursuit of learning for its own sake, continuing education…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 12:00am -
  • How to Jump Start Your Nursing Career
    If you’re aspiring to become a nurse, you must have a passion for helping others. This isn’t a job for everyone—being a good nurse is a gift that doesn’t come without its ups and downs. This is arguably one of the most demanding jobs in the m…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 4:20pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

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

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

The HR Blog

  • Use Coworking For Networking
    One of the attractive features of the concept of co-working is its work culture of which networking is an inherent part. In a co-working space, entrepreneurs Continue reading Use Coworking For Networking at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Jul 17, 9:17am -
  • The Art of Salary Negotiation
    There is no point in jumping directly in the salary negotiation arena; you start slow until you know where the other party is coming from. You should pay attention to positioning. The traditional style of you and your team on side and they on the oth…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Jul 17, 9:19am -
  • Getting Ready For Developmental Coaching
    Developmental coaching, in contrast, is focused on your long-term development as a whole, with an aim to increase your broader human capacities. It is geared towards equipping you to make a smooth transition to a higher level of functioning.Continue…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:38am -
  • Tips For Conducting Training Needs Analysis Accurately?
    The first step in the process of ensuring the appropriateness and effectiveness of training is an organisational need analysis process. This process clarifies organisational objectives and the desired level of performance. Needs analysis is a common…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 9:48am -
  • HR Interview Questions That You Must Be Ready For
    The HR interviewers tend to review your resume carefully and will notice if you have bee out of work between positions, and this is often seen as a sign that one of your job stints didn't go, as you would have planned for. Continue reading HR Interv…
    - 41 days ago, 9 Jun 17, 9:29am -
  • How To Become Good At Motivational Coaching
    A motivational coach listens with empathy, really trying hard to imagine what it might be like to be the other person, trying to feel “as if” they were in the other person’s shoes, communicating this attempt at understanding with reflective lis…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 9:55am -

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas in two weeks with a few of the 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. O…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 8:16pm -
  • Three Takeaways from #SHRM17
    I'm back from another whirlwind SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans. I've attended for seventeen (17) straight years, so what did I notice in particular about this one?1.  As always, the volunteers and SHRM staff once again did an exemplary job in…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 6:30pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM18 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2018 Conference being held in Chicago, IL, June 17-20.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (on…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 3:56pm -
  • You're Likely Not Going to be Happy about the Box Lunches at #SHRM17. Don't Complain About It.
    It's less than a week to the SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans, and I'm busy reviewing sessions and finalizing trip details, so this will be a short, but important, post.  Here it is:Don't complain about the box lunch at SHRM.This will be my 17t…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 5:13pm -
  • #WorkHuman, Artificial Intelligence, and the Voight-Kampff Machine
    One of my favorite movies is Blade Runner.  Based on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. Dick, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Blade Runner tells the story of a retired Replicant Hunter (Ford), who is called back…
    - 55 days ago, 26 May 17, 7:02pm -
  • The #1 Thing You Should NOT Do at #SHRM17
    It is hard not to read several articles a day bemoaning the performance appraisal process, and how it should be abolished. There have been a lot of reasons given for wanting its demise. However, I have discovered the real reason.  Much like lawyers…
    - 20 Mar 17, 7:39pm -

HR Potential

  • #durhamminersgala 2017 favourite snaps
    The Durham Miner’s Gala is one of my favourite days of the year. I have been attending most of them for around 13 years. I love the brass band music, the colourful banners and the history of the event. This year I decided to take a camera and try t…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jul 17, 9:45am -
  • From Political Economy to the Job Centre
    Last week I attended the Critical Management Studies conference, hosted by Edge Hill University in the faded grandeur of the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. It was my second time visiting the city and also my second academic conference. Although my strea…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 11:20am -
  • Hrpotential’s Key Themes ufhrd2017
    Having just returned from the Universidade Europeia in Lisbon, I am keen to share my learning from attending my first academic conference; the University Forum for Human Resource Development. (John Watkins) One of the most interesting papers was me w…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 8:46am -
  • The Art of Seeing
    Some time ago I read a neuroscience book that suggested a technique for seeing issues from another person’s perspective. The process, accompanied by an explanatory diagram, involved imagining yourself physically occupying the same space as that per…
    - 9 Feb 17, 2:47pm -
  • Place Based Leadership
    “The social world is accumulated history” (Bourdieu, 1986) “The social space we occupy has been historically generated.” (Skeggs, 1997) One of the best parts of research is when you stumble across one or two pieces of information that enable…
    - 21 Jan 17, 9:13am -
  • My Own Reflection
    I’m currently reading Roald Dahl’s Matilda with my middle daughter. I smile, not just at the funny parts, but when Matilda is curled up with her nose in a book while the rest of the family is watching TV. Certainly my parents were not like Matil…
    - 14 Jan 17, 5:07pm -

Evil HR Lady

  • newHomeland Security Issues New Non-Skilled Visas to Save Maine from Hiring Local
    Businesses in Maine that operate in the summer tourism industry have a problem: Not enough visas available to hire their summer staffs. So, horror of horrors, they are having to (gasp!) do things like increase salary, and changing schedules to attrac…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:38am -
  • newThe Feng Shui of Office Designs
    Office designs are often the last thing on a manager’s mind. You want the best people doing the best job, but does wall color or cubical height matter? Can’t you just stick the new guy in the corner? It may be easier to just move into whatever sp…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 10:16am -
  • newHave a Great Startup Idea? Don’t Move to Idaho. Here’s Why.
    In a free market, the company with the most to offer an employee gets the best employees. That’s fair. Idaho just made it one of the hardest places to attract new talent. Why? Non-compete agreements. A non-compete agreement limits what someone can…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 3:32pm -
  • 5 Ways to Approach Open Enrollment Correctly
    Your employees can only change their health insurance once a year during the open enrollment period, unless they have a qualifying life event, according to The Balance. With this in mind, it’s important that they get it right when they make changes…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 10:34am -
  • Managing Seasonal Overtime: Rallying Your Staff for the Busy Season
    Organizations that have busy seasons can have significant seasonal overtime challenges. Those challenges can include time management, filling shifts and compensating employees. When gearing up for a busy season, organizations are wise to anticipate o…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 10:24am -
  • Cracking the Trip Advisor Restaurant Code
    Some people travel to see sights. I travel to eat. And, since there is only a limited amount of meals you can eat on any given trip, if you want to make the most of those, you use online tools to help you find restaurants. TripAdvisor is my favor…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 11:35am -

Lean HR

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

Total Picture Radio


  • Building An Effective Employee Referral Program
    Your best source for job candidates? Employees. CA Technologies’ Craig Fisher outlines the do’s and don’ts for building an employee referral program. Why should getting employee referrals be part of your recruiting strategy? “They tend to h…
    - 17 Oct 16, 11:46am -
  • 3 bold steps to get noticed by employers – Craig writes on @DailyMuse
    Via If you’re a job seeker, you probably dream about recruiters reaching out to you with opportunities that are just perfect. Instead of submitting your resume over and over to the black hole of online applications, wouldn’t it be so…
    - 13 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence
    Craig interviewed by The Economist. One of the most important brands you can focus on to support your company and your career is yourself.The post Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence appeared first on Craig Fisher.
    - 4 Oct 16, 6:09pm -
  • 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter
    If your tweets are falling on deaf ears, you’re not alone. According to a study by the iCIMS Hire Expectations Institute, 51% of all jobs on social media are posted to TwitterThe post 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter appeared first on Cra…
    - 23 Aug 16, 9:27pm -
  • Sharing your culture – How to activate your employee advocates
    An employer’s brand should be built from the inside out. Just as part of an organization’s marketing message should come from its customers, the employer brand should be championed by its employees.The post Sharing your culture – How to activa…
    - 16 Aug 16, 3:53am -
  • 16 Apps for 2016 [Podcast]
    In this episode of The Cool Tools Show podcast, Craig and Lars review their most used apps for 2016.  Enjoy! Craig and Lars cool tools list includes: Evernote, Wonderlist, Sunrise, Balanced, Hootsuite, PhotoShop Fix, Headspace, Suggestions, IceCream…
    - 15 Jan 16, 12:54pm -

Inc Blot

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

Cost of Work

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

The Buzz on HR

  • Prioritizing Your Priorities
    Productivity has become a huge focus for me in 2017. Juggling multiple priorities for me is nothing new. However, as my responsibilities and team continues to grow, I have to be more organized in order to remain effective. I also have to be more awar…
    - 11 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Dear Pepsi, Your Apology Sucks
    Pepsi released a commercial ad this week featuring model and Kardashian sister Kendall Jenner wandering into a protest and resolving the tensions by handing out Pepsi drinks. The imagery was an homage to a popular #BlackLivesMatter photo. And the wor…
    - 6 Apr 17, 10:00am -
  • Addressing Gender Bias Complaints
    Last week’s post discussed ways to show women the respect they deserve at work. One of the recommendations was believing women when they bring gender bias and discrimination to management’s attention. When the issues are not blatant, it can be di…
    - 4 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Give Women the Respect They Deserve at Work
    Recently, a story went viral about a man accidentally sending emails as his woman co-worker.  The person he emailed argued with him about recommendations. However, when he clarified that he was actually sending them email, not the woman, they immedi…
    - 30 Mar 17, 10:30am -
  • Demand a Compassionate Workplace
    I’m a huge fan of the show This is Us. Every Tuesday, I’m perched on my couch with my tissues ready for the emotional roller coaster. One of the storylines centers around Randall, who is a bit of a workaholic, struggling with work/life balance wh…
    - 23 Mar 17, 11:45am -
  • Performance Reviews Made Simple
    This has been a great week for me. On Tuesday, I had the daunting privilege of speaking at a DisruptHR event. It is the first time I’ve stepped on a speaker’s stage in over a year. I was nervousAF — but I rocked it! Video to come. On Wednesday,…
    - 16 Mar 17, 11:45am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newWhat Structures Can You Put in Place to Improve Diversity?
    So you’ve decided the diversity of your company isn’t quite up to the standards that you would like and you want to know how you go about improving? Do you change your recruitment polices? Do you get a diversity expert in to help you make the cha…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 5:03pm -
  • newRecruitment Apprentices – Time to Get Involved
    Employing apprentices is a new thing for the recruitment sector and I know that many will be asking, why bother, why not just employ graduates? And if I do employ apprentices won’t they be a lot of hassle? I hope to dispel those worries. It is a my…
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 3:05pm -
  • new8 Ways to Improve Remote Working Practices to Minimise Staff Sickness
    UK organisations lose over £100m every year because of work-related stress, depression and anxiety, a figure which could soar in the coming decade if poorly managed nomadic working practices continue, a mental health organisation has warned. Paul Fi…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 5:06pm -
  • new6 Benefits of an Employee Engagement Programme
    Employees are a business’ most valuable asset. This is something that rings true for companies in every sector, and for SMEs in particular it is especially important. It’s essential to create the right conditions for your employees to thrive with…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 3:07pm -
  • new3 Factors Employers Actually Review About Recent Graduates
    There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the hiring process straight out of college. Much of the misinformation is rooted in the fact that every employer and recruiting firm operates differently. But with that being said, there are some common t…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 5:06pm -
  • newCan Contact Between Groups Reduce Prejudice and Defeat Unconscious Bias?
    Franklin Roosevelt was President, the Great Depression was raging, and Jean Harlow was the reigning queen of Hollywood – all this while the first serious studies of unconscious bias and prejudice began to emerge. In particular, much of the focus of…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 3:04pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • newThe Bright Side of HR
    I’ve been in HR for twelve years. To say it’s a love/hate job is an understatement. Some days are rewarding, other days not quite. I’ve thought about leaving HR but stop when I remember the good stuff: the variety, the phenomenal HR people I’…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • Can You Handle a Long Career in HR?
    I came to an HR career after about 12 years in Engineering and Operations. I had been on the periphery, trying to learn how to make operations better through better people-related decisions. As anyone who has spent a significant time in HR will tell…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • Spilling the Tea in #HR
    I am going to level with you, I got into HR by happenstance. I was a team leader who was promoted to Corporate Trainer with nothing but a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Knowing that I needed more, I attended the Ohio State University, where I e…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • A Team In The Dark, Ain’t A Team
    Sworn to secrecy. G-14 classified. Top Secret and this message will self-destruct. Every manager has been stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place when it comes to “sharing” information. We all (hopefully) know when to share and when not…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • Knee Deep in HR & Loving It!
    I love Human Resources. I love almost everything about it. Many HR headaches are overwhelmingly difficult, but that gives me a mental high. Many HR solutions are common sense, and while they come with a fairly large eye roll, they also allow me take…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • Here’s What Happened When I Took Southwest Airlines’ First Flight to Cincinnati
    Given my years of involvement in social media, I like to think that I have developed a little cache with social media since I can lay down a quick witty twitter here and there, or somehow shoot an embarrassing or funny video and get it up on YouTube…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 3:18pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • The 4 Pillars Recruiters Need to Build Trust with Engineering Managers
    In the technical recruiting game, earning trust from your partner—aka your hiring manager—is an imperative edge. Just ask Neal Rosenblum, who has spent his career…The post The 4 Pillars Recruiters Need to Build Trust with Engineering Managers…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 4:34pm -
  • HackerRank Makes Tech Hiring Better
    As a software engineer at Amazon, Vivek Ravisankar spent hours in interviews screening possible recruits for the company. He estimated that sometimes it took 50…The post HackerRank Makes Tech Hiring Better appeared first on .
    - 59 days ago, 23 May 17, 12:02am -
  • How to Hire for Your Startup [Video]
     If you ask any startup founder about their biggest challenges, hiring technical talent is almost always one of them. Three experts who built products to…The post How to Hire for Your Startup [Video] appeared first on .
    - 77 days ago, 5 May 17, 12:08am -
  • Winning Tech Candidates from Google, Facebook
    From centuries old financial institutions, to the world’s largest retailers, talented recruiters are hiring candidates away from tech companies like Facebook and Google everyday. With…The post Winning Tech Candidates from Google, Facebook appear…
    - 92 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 4:05pm -
  • The H-1B Visa Curb Could Benefit These Countries
    The post The H-1B Visa Curb Could Benefit These Countries appeared first on .
    - 7 Apr 17, 2:16am -
  • Where Should You Open Your Next Engineering Office?
    Update: This article was picked up by USA Today  For half a century, Silicon Valley has dwarfed nearly every other place in tech innovation. Consider:…The post Where Should You Open Your Next Engineering Office? appeared first on .
    - 6 Apr 17, 10:00am -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newThis is what the interactive process is supposed to look like
    Last week, Donovan turned 9. Since we were in California during his birthday, we’ve had a bit of a delayed celebration back home. Since D-man has Celiac Disease and cannot eat anything with any gluten, he wanted an ice cream birthday cake. For him,…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:29am -
  • newThe (high) times they are a changin’: medical marijuana and disability discrimination
    In what is believed to be the first decision of its kind, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has allowed an employee to pursue a disability discrimination claim based on the use of medical marijuana.Christine Barbuto suffered from C…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:32am -
  • newA reminder that any employee can sue you at any time
    Another obvious lessonToday’s lesson may seem obvious, but it is one worth repeating: any employee, no matter the on-the-job misconduct, can sue you. Filing a lawsuit is one thing, succeeding on that lawsuit is an entirely different anima…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:36am -
  • What I learned on my summer vacation
    Saturday evening my family and I returned from our two-week California vacation. Five nights in Los Angeles, two in Paso Robles (if you ever pass through, I cannot more highly recommend Sculpterra Winery and the Paso Robles Inn), three in Palo Alto…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 11:13am -
  • WIRTW #467 (the “here we are now, entertain us” edition)
    Last Saturday, Norah’s band, the Major Minors, played to a packed courtyard outside the legendary Grog Shop. And boy did the crowd have a good time. Especially this woman.This woman was everything today. The Major Minors a…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 11:21am -
  • Ohio looks to put enforcement muscle behind workplace concealed carry law
    It’s been six months since Ohio made it illegal for employers to prohibit employees (or anyone else for that matter) from storing a firearm in their vehicles on the employer’s property. This law, however, lacks any specific statutory teeth (s…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 11:26am -

The Recruiting Unblog

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

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • Workplaces Woes: What To Look For In A New Office Space
    If you run a business, creating a positive and productive workplace should be high on your list of priorities. If you’re new to the game and you’re on the lookout for suitable premises, or you’re worried that your workplace may be holding you b…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Jul 17, 9:48pm -
  • How Could Your Business Become More Productive And Successful?
    If your business is still brand new then it can be hard to settle into the industry. You’re probably an entrepreneur with raw passion and determination to succeed in the business world, and you’ve likely hired a small team of equally as determine…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 3:40pm -
  • Health & Safety In the Workplace: 4 Golden Rules
    Credit All business owners need to work hard to ensure that their employees are safe at all times. Today, I’m going to highlight four golden rules you’ll need to consider. Failure to take health and safety seriously in the workplace could ha…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 7:02pm -
  • Every Freelancer Needs These Top Things To Be Successful
    It’s always hard getting off the starting line if you decide to become a freelancer. After all, unlike guaranteed work with a permanent 9 to 5 type position, it can be challenging to get a steady stream of work coming in to create a more stable…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 11:57am -
  • 3 Signs It’s Time For A Career Change
    Although many people train for years to be in a job they plan on being in for years and years, there’s no shame in going for a career change. People don’t stay the same. People develop and evolve. They get new interests, likes and dislikes, and a…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 5:45pm -

Make HR Happen

  • Go Forth and Spam No More
    The debate rages on at conferences, meetings, online media, and in just plain gossip. Why does everyone say they hate spam and then engage in the same practices they deplore? This is especially puzzling when the spaminator is a recruiter who is not o…
    - 30 Dec 16, 10:46am -
  • Loosening the Life of Lethargy
    Read any motivational book or blog post about accomplishing anything in business or in life and there is probably an underlying assumption that everyone wants to be lively and progressive. Sweet memes are made of this. Is this an unrealistic picture…
    - 20 Dec 16, 5:24pm -
  • The Worst Advice Ever: Be Authentic
    It is possible to wear out a good thing by overusing it. Tap someone once with a finger and you get their attention… do it repeatedly and you make a bruise. The same is true with using words until they become so stale that they induce nausea. Liste…
    - 25 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Technology and Respect for Its Roots
    One of my favorite pieces of art is Winston Link’s photograph “Old Maude bows to the Virginia Creeper” in which an old horse seems to be giving deference to the approach of new technology. Gene and Roy Hampton just happened to be at the crossin…
    - 17 Aug 15, 4:55pm -
  • The Pervasive Post and Pray Pathology
    The corruption of our thinking began with learning things that we are unwilling to unlearn. Beginning with inventing the wheel and discovering fire, we eventually came to worship better technological advances. Often we found that automation alone was…
    - 28 Jul 15, 1:00pm -

No Excuses HR

  • I've Arrived!
    The desire to 'play' at the highest level is a powerful aphrodisiac. Whether in sports, academia, research, entertainment, or climbing the corporate ladder, the laser focus to get to the top is sometimes a hindrance to our success.Chasing GloryFor ma…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 3:57pm -
  • Expectations and Engaged Employees
    The concept of employee engagement is used so frequently in the world of work, I often see my leadership colleagues in a variety of industries roll their eyes when it comes up in conversation.Yet, they publicly espouse the value and priority of hav…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 3:47pm -
  • Social Media Ad Buys and Recruiting
    If you're like most Talent Acquisition leaders, you're trying to figure out how to use social media tools to maximize exposure for your open positions. Well, there is far more to it than just dropping links all over the Internet!Which platform is be…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 12:43pm -
  • Still I Rise
    "I thought I had the promotion all locked up...I can't believe it went to someone else.""This company...this perfect for me. How come they won't even give me an interview?""There is so much going on in my personal life, I'm not sure I ca…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 12:22pm -
  • When Employees Make Mistakes
    Question: How many of us have team members that have stumbled?Answer: All of us.Reactions, Fear and True ColorsMistakes are one of the most important opportunities for leaders to demonstrate to the rest of the team what they are all about. Are anger,…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 2:30pm -
  • The Secret Talent Weapon You're Wasting
    Every organization I speak with "wants" to be a contemporary player in the ongoing struggle to attract talent. However, most have no idea how to leverage social or digital tools to make that desire a reality.Sadly, one of the most powerful and freque…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 11:42am -

The Chief People Officer

  • 5 Guidelines for a No Layoff Policy
    Most every week there is news of a company layoff.  Layoffs are a curse on Corporate America. The act of eliminating jobs to appease investors is a big kick in the gut to everyone involved: #1 The departing employees – definitely the hardest hit,…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 3:35pm -
  • Making Employees Number One
    Are you pro-employee or pro-company? This is a ridiculous question, isn’t it?  The question assumes that if you are pro-employee you are anti-company, or if you are pro-company you are anti-employee.  Although this is a formula for organizational…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 9:30am -
  • Should I Quit My Job?
    Workplace bullying is a real problem. Workers deal with the brutal effects of psychological mistreatment every day. One of our readers recently asked the following very important question about workplace bullying. Kevin, I have some questions on work…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 3:03pm -
  • How to Drop Dead at Your Desk
    Rather than dying in the loving arms of your spouse or close family member, at an old age, maybe you prefer to die at your desk while working. That seems to be the wishes of many frantic Type A personalities I have encountered throughout my career.…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 5:01pm -
  • Have We Lost Our Moral Compass?
    According to ABC News, a disturbing surveillance video shows an elderly, 78 year old man by the name of Angel Torres, getting hit by a speeding car, and then shockingly, being ignored by bystanders. The video, when broadcast on network news in June 2…
    - 47 days ago, 3 Jun 17, 10:05am -
  • Givers and Takers: Which One Are You?
    In my career, I have observed two distinctly different employees: Givers and Takers. Givers rarely cause employee relations issues. Takers, however, are energy vampires on the prowl to suck the life out of anyone who steps inside your doors. I have p…
    - 55 days ago, 26 May 17, 11:00am -

HR Remix

  • #HRTailgate : How to Be An HR Social Media Rock Star
    Have you ever scanned a job candidate’s Twitter account as much as their resume? Thought about using social media to showcase your HR expertise? You’re not alone. Social networks are changing the landscape of offices around the world, and the imp…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 12:15pm -
  • Carnival of HR – Pre #SHRM17 Edition
    This time of year, the HR conference season is in full swing and if you can’t make a major conference, you can still attend vicariously through other attendees on social media.  A few weeks ago, I followed the #WorkHuman conference on Twitter, Ins…
    - 36 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Three Years, Three Trips to the Finals #DefendTheLand
    By the time LeBron took his “talents to South Beach” my husband and I had taken our talents out of state as well. LeBron did what many people from the Northeast Ohio area do. You leave Cleveland for warmer weather and better opportunities. As lon…
    - 49 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 10:45am -
  • The Power of an Apology
    “I’m sorry.” “I apologize.”  Those two phrases hold a great deal of power because they can repair a relationship and soothe hurt feelings. Sometimes, the lack of an apology can irretrievably hurt a work relationship. This effect is compoun…
    - 56 days ago, 25 May 17, 11:30am -
  • How To Have A Great First Day At The New Job
    Like a Japanese tea ceremony, your first day at the new job offers many opportunities to offend, insult and look like a clueless foreigner. Whether its figuring out the best exit to avoid the five ‘o’clock rush or how to find the “good” offic…
    - 65 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:30am -
  • The Change We Need In HR Is Customer Service
    Customer service is critical to HR and too often we don’t think of it until we get a complaint. 99.9999% of roles in HR require customer service.  By customer service I mean: a pleasant attitude, timely follow up and the ability to solve problems.…
    - 79 days ago, 2 May 17, 11:15am -

Talent Culture

  • newHow to Build Global Teams and Bridge the Gap
    International company structure is the top challenge facing global businesses, according to Hult International Business School. “If your aim is to […]The post How to Build Global Teams and Bridge the Gap appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • newWhen Will HR Telecommute as a Way of Working?
    I was reading an article in Information Age the other day. The author was talking about importance of unified communication […]The post When Will HR Telecommute as a Way of Working? appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • newWhat Small Businesses Are Saying About the Recruitment Process
     “People make the ultimate difference” Bill McDermott, CEO SAP Even the best ideas can fail. Success is never guaranteed. It […]The post What Small Businesses Are Saying About the Recruitment Process appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • new5 Ways to Build a Better Corporate Culture and Engage Employees
    “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” as the saying goes. Employees today want to feel part of something bigger than themselves […]The post 5 Ways to Build a Better Corporate Culture and Engage Employees appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • newWant Great Culture? Create an Inclusive, Diverse Workplace
    A company’s success relies, at least in part, on knowing how to create a great corporate culture. A positive culture […]The post Want Great Culture? Create an Inclusive, Diverse Workplace appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • newHow to Recruit Like the World’s Best Companies
    The world’s best companies are mission-driven, and they make more money than their competitors. Mission-driven companies have 30% more innovation […]The post How to Recruit Like the World’s Best Companies appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:28pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • Lovely Lisa Rosendahl wins Tim Sackett Day
    Hello Dahly, This is @animal, Dahly. It's so nice to see you up where you belong. Man, sometimes I wake up in the morning and ask myself: Is there anyone in the arts world as interesting as Lisa Rosendahl? And then I tell myself: wrong Lisa Rosendahl…
    - 23 Jan 17, 2:01pm -

Amplify Talent

  • (re)Introducing A m p l i f y
    A m p l i f y is a new subsidiary of Amplify Talent, working in the space between Employer and Consumer Brand to help companies re-imagine the intersection of culture, talent, and brand.We partner with CMO’s and CHRO’s to bridge the gap between…
    - 5 Apr 16, 5:58pm -
  • TEMPLATE: Hiring Manager Onboarding Checklist
    Onboarding is a crucial component to successful recruiting. All of the hard work and goodwill built up over the recruiting courtship can be undone with a bad onboarding process. The challenge many recruiters face is that they feel they don't "own" on…
    - 30 Mar 16, 1:55pm -
  • The Return of Random Tweets of Kindness #RTOK 3/8/16
    Random Tweets of Kindness will be returning Tuesday March 9, 2016. This year we’ll be broadening the campaign across social media; so you can use#RTOK on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, blogs, or wherever you want to say thanks or share gratitude.
    - 3 Mar 16, 3:15pm -
  • Amplify Talent 2015 Year In Review        
    As 2015 comes to a close, I want to thank all of you for being part of the Amplify Talent community. This month marks the two-year anniversary of Amplify Talent. I’ve learned a tremendous amount since launching in 2013, and am deeply grateful for t…
    - 24 Dec 15, 2:59pm -
  • LISTEN: SoundCloud’s Head of People Partnerships, Noor van Boven, on #BestPartJob Podcast
    Noor van Boven shares experience and insights from her career in Recruiting and Human Resources. In this episode, Noor shares how her Father influenced her career, taking time off to travel, why she prefers "people operations" to "human resources", t…
    - 4 Nov 15, 2:34pm -
  • LISTEN: “Everyone Should Be Tradigital” @MetMuseum Chief Digital Officer, Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) [Podcast]
    Sree Sreenivasan shares experience and insights from his career spanning Journalism, Academia, and the Arts. In this episode, Sree walks me through where his passion for technology comes from, his 30 year love affair with the Met, the museum of dead…
    - 29 Oct 15, 1:45pm -

Strategy Focused HR

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    - 8 Nov 15, 9:47am -
  • Only Time Will Tell If You REALLY Believe That Employees Come First
    There are only three agenda items at our executive meetings: People, sales, and profit.In what order I asked? “That is the order,” was the response.Everyone in the room looked on like an approving parent.I belong to a group in Dubai that we calle…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:45am -
  • Are You Making Sure To Change Your Talent Along With Your Strategy?
    I have never had strategy and talent explained that way. I am a professor at a Business School here in Dubai and I teach strategy. We should put something together.At the end of one of my speeches, I was approached by this professor who gave me his b…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:34am -
  • The Tide Is Turning – The Old Ways Of Managing A Workforce Are Evolving
    These were recent headlines that came across my news feed: Would You Give Staff a Three-Day Weekend? Global Retailer Uniqlo is Giving it a GoFacebook Co-founder Calls Out Tech Industry for Lack of Work-Life BalanceHow Working Long Hours is Hitting Yo…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:23am -
  • Better Engagement? It Trickles Down From Managers to Your Employees
    I do not care whether anyone here likes me or not.Please do not come to me with this, I should be the last person that you come to with questions, go figure it out.Now I just do my job and what is required. Nothing more.This one-sided conversation wa…
    - 2 Sep 15, 9:51am -
  • Maybe Amazon’s New World Of Work Isn’t Right For Someone Like Me
    “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,” said former Amazon employee Bo Olson, who worked in book marketing. Or, they very wisely chose to leave.Explanations like “we’re not totally sure” or “I’ll get back to you”…
    - 24 Aug 15, 6:10am -

Interview Geek

  • One-and-Done: The NBA’s Strategy For Managing Millennials
    The NBA instituted a rule in 2006 that an athlete must be at least 19 years old and at least one year removed from graduating high school. And the term One-and-Done was born. It’s gained enough acceptance over the last decade that I wouldn’t be s…
    - 26 Mar 15, 2:46pm -
  • Draft Your Team Like an NFL General Manager
    Guest Blogger: Marc Prine PhD With the NFL Draft on its way, there are few things that can make or break a team’s season and the career of a General Manager (GM) more than a bad draft decision. Similarly, there are a few things that can stall your…
    - 17 Mar 15, 7:30pm -
  • Recruiting Millennials: How Oregon Got It Right
    [Posted on LinkedIn 12/31/14] Today is the eve of the first ever College Football Playoff. The inaugural four-team playoff includes Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, and Oregon. I must be up front and let you, the readers, know that I have an unwav…
    - 2 Jan 15, 3:20pm -
  • 3 Ways Millennials Are Influencing Healthcare
    [Breaking News] – The healthcare landscape is changing, and while those in DC continue to have polite, bipartisan discussions on how to “solve” this nagging problem, HR departments everywhere are trying to keep up. A new study released last wee…
    - 29 Oct 14, 12:07pm -
  • #LikeAGirl: Hire Mo’ne Davis and My Sister
    Always created a campaign addressing what it means to run, throw, and fight #LikeAGirl. When did #LikeAGirl become an insult? As more young girls believe they’re strong and capable, the challenges and obstacles women in the workplace face today wil…
    - 22 Aug 14, 3:10pm -
  • The Bachelorette #MenTellAll: The Ultimate Exit Interview
    Finally. A forum to tell people what is really going on at this company (sort of)! Exit interviews can provide companies with feedback on areas of improvement and offers closure to employees. The concept is a little kumbaya, assuming that all break-u…
    - 22 Aug 14, 3:08pm -

The HR Field Guide

  • "Love Changes Everything. . ."
    Header Photo Credit: jpberba via Compfight cc
    - 7 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • "Talent Is A Wonderful Thing. . ."
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    - 4 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • "Your Body Language Shapes Who Your Are"
    I recently had the pleasure of reading Amy Cuddy's game changing book Presence, it's had me rethinking how I hold myself, how I present information, how I tackle challenges, how I meet with new and familiar colleagues, how I conquer the things that s…
    - 2 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • "Color Blind or Color Brave"
    As a society we have challenges, in human resources we often face those challenges in a myriad of ways in our work, in my industry - higher education - diversity, equity, and inclusion have and continue to be critically important topics and at my em…
    - 24 Feb 16, 12:00pm -
  • "When We Are No Longer Able To Change. . ."
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    - 22 Feb 16, 12:00pm -
  • "The Puzzle of Motivation"
    Daniel Pink and his books hold a fair share of shelf space in my professional library, his insights on what motivates us are fascinating and I can't recommend his books Drive and To Sell is Human enough, seeing him drop knowledge bombs at this past y…
    - 17 Feb 16, 12:00pm -

HR Nasty

HR Gal Friday

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

    - 4 Jun 13, 2:48pm -
  • Embracing the Discomfort – The Plan
    HR Gal FridayThe 5th anniversary of my 29th birthday is in a little over 3 weeks and I’ve been thinking about things that I’ve learned about myself over the years.  I’m nosy.  I have an extraordinary memory, which passes for intelligence abou…
    - 28 May 13, 5:01pm -

RU HRelevant

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

Christopher in HR

  • Math 101
    Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it’s hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let’s start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I’ve worked with…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 12:13pm -
  • Hope
    Watch the children. Right outside my door is a running path that goes around a small pond, skirts the edge of two hospitals and eventually meanders past a pretty good-sized playground at the edge of a large market. The playground is usually full, oth…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 10:15am -
  • Greatness
    Are you grateful? Yesterday I had a full day – between playing golf and then marshaling I was on the course for 14 hours and the peak temp was 99 (37 C for my global friends.) It was a long day. I knew I had to stop at the grocery store on the way…
    - 53 days ago, 28 May 17, 4:34pm -
  • The Doctor is Out
    I’m not a doctor, but I play one on tv. That’s an old commercial so it my not resonate with many of you but what I remember being surprised about was that the actor had to remind the viewer he wasn’t a doctor. As if. Flash forward to current ti…
    - 63 days ago, 18 May 17, 11:54am -
  • Productive
    Cough, ahem. Yours truly has been fighting a series of flu-like problems for a month now. Actually, that’s not accurate: my respiratory has been fighting me and I’ve been covering up in a weak imitation of Ali’s Rope-a-Dope. Except, I’m losin…
    - 71 days ago, 10 May 17, 9:55am -
  • Be Good at Life
    You can do it. Much of what I write about is centered on being effective at work. After three decades in some of the most successful technology companies in the world I’ve learned more than a few things. And one of the fundamentals I’ve learned i…
    - 94 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 9:51am -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • Privilege Will Rock You to Sleep
    I benefit from a tremendous amount of privilege. I have, throughout my life, received the benefit of the doubt, from people, organizations, and institutions, including when I did not deserve it. When you are on the advantaged side of things, privileg…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 5:19pm -
  • Inclusion. Reducing the consequences of identity.
    I have written here frequently and recently about the importance of getting crystal clear on what inclusion means in your organization. One of the big reasons this is so important is that it makes it much easier to then identify specific behaviors an…
    - 78 days ago, 3 May 17, 10:20pm -
  • Are humans really the most valuable asset in your organization?
    I am skeptical. I am not skeptical that it is true that human beings are your organization’s most valuable asset. I personally have little doubt that it is true — rather I am skeptical that you actually believe it, and here is why. If you and the…
    - 79 days ago, 2 May 17, 10:12pm -
  • Inclusive Meetings – Interruptions
    Last week I wrote about picking specific chunks of the workflow in your organization to focus your inclusion efforts on as an alternative to the easily overwhelming goal of culture change. I then wrote about and shared some ideas of how we might do t…
    - 85 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 11:56pm -
  • Your first mistake toward inclusion, and how to avoid it.
    The first mistake, the most common mistake, and possibly the most limiting mistake that organizations make in the name of inclusion is failing to clarify their objective. They get all revved up in pursuit of a vague, ambiguous target only to find the…
    - 87 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:48pm -
  • Inclusive Meetings
    In my last post, I talked about focusing your inclusion efforts on a specific aspect of your culture or work experience. One of my favorite early targets for intervention is meetings. Meetings are an aspect of work that often touch all or nearly all…
    - 92 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 6:28pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • Happy 4th of July!
    - 16 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • One Internet Trend To Watch
    As I’ve written in the past, Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is a treasure trove of data that most HR professionals miss. That’s because the report isn’t about HR trends, it’s about internet trends. But almost any way you … Co…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • The Woodstock For HR
    The competitive world of HR Conferences may be changing forever. And that’s not a bad thing, in my opinion. Innovation is happening in this space – from stronger SHRM state conference offerings, to an additional HR technology-related conference (…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Internet Trends and the USA’s Income Statement
    Every year, I look forward to two reports:  The Deloitte Human Capital Trends report and the Kleiner Perkins Internet Trends report. I’ve written about the Deloitte report here and here; and the Internet Trends report here and here. The 2017 … C…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 5:56pm -
  • Investing in Recruitment Marketing?
    “Over 70% of companies are planning to invest in solutions with recruitment marketing capabilities over the next 12 months.” This is one of the opening quotes in Aptitude Research’s Recruitment Marketing Index 2017, a comprehensive review of th…
    - 51 days ago, 30 May 17, 2:03pm -
  • The Workforce: Not As Simple as Red or Blue, Male or Female, or Generation
    Jobvite’s annual Job Seeker Nation Study was published a couple of weeks ago. They took a whole new approach, given the current political environment in the U.S., and it’s fascinating. Subtitled, Finding the Fault Lines in the American Workforce,…
    - 58 days ago, 23 May 17, 11:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • new"I think about work all the time" (and you had better too, if you want to work here)
    Super interesting and quick read from our pals at Business Insider on a method that one CEO of a small but growing media company likes to use as a screening device for job candidates.From BI:If Erika Nardini (CEO of Barstool Sports) is going to hi…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 12:59pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 289 - User Experience in HR Tech, Live from Inforum 2017
    HR Happy Hour 289 - User Experience in HR Tech, Live from Inforum 2017Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneRecorded Live at Inforum 2017 in New York CityListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish recorded live from Inforum 20…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • Learn a new word: The General Theory of Second Best
    There's nothing I care more about that NBA basketball, (I promise this isn't another basketball post, but I may have to dig out a basketball analogy to make the point), with the possible exception of learning new things.Which is why, I think, I run…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 288 - Workplace Movie Hall of Fame: Mr. Mom
    HR Happy Hour 288 - Workplace Movie Hall of Fame - Mr. MomHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneListen to the shoe HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish debut a new series on the show: The Workplace Movie Hall of Fame and in th…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • Five HR and Talent lessons from the first five days of NBA free agency season
    Basketball is the world's greatest sport and the National Basketball Association provides the marquee platform and competition for the world's best basketball players. Being an NBA-level player is incredibly difficult and rare. There are about 450 pe…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • Who we spend our time with
    Quick one for a first day back after a long weekend Wednesday.Wanted to share a really interesting chart I saw over the weekend from The Atlas who took a look at data from the American Time Use Survey to see how who we spend our time with, (co-work…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 1:00pm -

Women of HR

  • newAccommodating the Needs of Parents Who Are Shift Workers
    Parents who are shift workers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to scheduling. From a parent’s perspective, they want to have flexibility in their schedule so that they are able to meet the demands of their child, whether it be attendin…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:25pm -
  • 5 Things Startup Companies Should Look for When Hiring New Employees
    When looking for new employees, finding candidates with relevant industry experience is often necessary.  But let’s face it, there will often be many candidates with very similar credentials. Credentials are important, but not necessarily sufficie…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • “All In” for a Better, Stronger Workplace – #SHRM17
    “All In” was the theme for the 2017 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo, which wrapped up last week.  A theme that could be interpreted in a multitude of ways, it was certainly pervasive throughout the week with att…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Real Innovation Capability: Diversity and a Culture of Engagement
    In today’s unpredictable, ever-changing business environment, innovation is widely viewed as a critical core competency and determinant of long-term growth and sustainability. In recent years, many organizations have focused on building component i…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • 7 Great Reasons to Outsource HR
    To answer the question “Why should companies outsource their HR function?”, you need look no further than the reasons you outsource other specialized tasks. The exceptional HR professional must possess deep understanding of countless processes an…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Influence and a Culture of Innovation – #SHRM17
    The 2017 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo is well underway.  This year’s edition in New Orleans, LA boasts the second largest in history from an attendance perspective with well over 17,000 attendees from across the…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

Benz Communications

  • 5 Product design steps to make your benefits programs more effective
    When the name of the game is employee engagement, it’s time to stop thinking about your benefits as programs and start thinking of them as products—and design them accordingly. Design thinking can help you create programs that attract and r…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 5:20pm -
  • With its focus on stress, Intuit's expanded wellness program strikes a chord with employees
    As many employers are starting to recognize, managing stress is an important part of leading a healthy life and key to being a productive employee. Intuit is facing this challenge head-on by expanding its new Well Minds program. 
    - 37 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 5:30pm -
  • How to meet communication budget and resource challenges
    Most companies realize they benefit from communicating more frequently and more intentionally with its employees. But they have no idea how to do more, given their limited budgets, small teams, and overwhelming lists of other responsibilities.…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 5:00pm -
  • Our strategy for developing a high-caliber employee benefits website
    Recently, a high-tech client asked for our help in creating a benefits website strategy. They wanted to offer their internal customers the same high-caliber user experience that they provide their external customers on their slick, cutting-edge…
    - 65 days ago, 16 May 17, 9:07pm -
  • Silver lining of ACA uncertainty? More traction for voluntary benefits
    Communicating about employee benefits amid the legislative swirl in Washington may have its challenges, but the hype surrounding efforts to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act also presents an ideal opportunity for your voluntary benefits…
    - 79 days ago, 2 May 17, 6:00pm -
  • 7 Reasons your employees don’t care about their benefits
    If you’re having a hard time getting employees to take notice of their benefits and engage with the programs you provide, you’re not alone. It’s a story we hear a lot from our new clients. In fact, it’s often the No.1 problem we’re ask…
    - 93 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 6:00pm -

Recruitifi Blog

  • Unleashing talent as a competitive weapon
    Whether you’re still focusing on traditional “time-to-hire” or agonizing over what an unfilled position is costing your company, you know that when it comes to recruiting and hiring, time is of the essence. This already high pressur…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:42pm -
  • the challenges of recruiting in hypergrowth
    Perfecting your recruitment and hiring process is hard enough during so-called normal conditions, but as Wrede Petersmeyer and the rest of the team at Airbnb found out, it’s even more difficult during a period of hypergrowth. Since Wred…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:39pm -
  • Full-Time Workers Increasingly Willing to Work Part-Time
    Introduction A new RecruitiFi survey on the career paths of 1,000 U.S. full-time and part-time adult employees found that individuals currently working full-time are increasingly likely to seek part-time work due to the flexibility as…
    - 16 Nov 15, 8:55pm -
  • The Intersection of Ad Tech and IT Recruiting
    Due to the omnipresence of smartphones and the web’s proven success as an advertising platform, there’s increased demand to place candidates with an intersection of IT and advertising skills in positions. The burgeoning ad tech indust…
    - 16 Nov 15, 8:02pm -
  • IT Recruiting: Cloud Computing and Big Data Candidates are in Demand
    There are certain areas of IT recruiting where demand far exceeds supply, such as cloud computing and related areas like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and big data. Moving to cloud-based platforms saves companies money and offers very real…
    - 7 Oct 15, 2:14pm -
  • Maybe You Should be Recruiting Job Hoppers
     Recruiting job hoppers may wind up costing employers a large sum of money due simply to their unreliability. The average cost to replace an employee is 21 percent of that employee’s yearly salary, so hiring a job hopper might wind up…
    - 1 Oct 15, 2:02pm -

HR Hardball

  • Perfect is The Enemy of The Good (Candidate)
    There’s still some mystery as to who, exactly, coined the phrase “The perfect is the enemy of the good,” but it’s a lesson that we try to impart in our recruiting practices every day. It’s pretty simple to find the […]The post Perfect is…
    - 56 days ago, 25 May 17, 12:24pm -
  • And the Hourly Shall Inherit the Earth…
    Volume recruiting. The bane of the recruiting experience. I don’t care how good you are as a recruiting professional, until you’ve put on the flame suit and sat in a volume recruiting chair, you’ll never be able to fully appreciate […]The po…
    - 87 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:55am -
  • Counter-Offers & Boomerangs
    Nothing quite like a marriage metaphor, right? You’ve heard these stories (or perhaps you’ve lived this story) – after years of asking, pleading, and begging (to a man’s ears = “nagging”) the husband to change his ways to no avail, […]…
    - 10 Apr 17, 11:36am -
  • The “Look-Down” Generation
    It literally drives me crazy…driving in the morning/evening commute every day is a stressful task without added annoyances, but there it is, every…..single… After finally navigating your way around the human impediment clogging traffic…
    - 23 Feb 17, 1:05pm -
  • TeamWORK or TeamBUILDING?
    My Talent Acquisition team recently participated in a teambuilding event courtesy of our friends at Strayboots. I can tell you we looked forward to this event for weeks, as the thought of a scavenger hunt through the middle of the […]The post Team…
    - 16 Feb 17, 12:48pm -
  • Cupid is (Still) Stupid, Six Years Later
    It’s the sixth annual reposting of an instant classic, compliments of my first born (now 15), when he created the masterpiece below as his rendition of a class assignment. He blessed us with a poem that I vowed to re-visit on […]The post Cupid…
    - 14 Feb 17, 1:20pm -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • 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.  …
    - 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 -
  • {Safety} Crazy Comes in Many Sizes
    It was 1980-something in Erie, Pennsylvania and my college roommates and I were getting ready to go out. Whether we were heading to Paparelli's Pub, the Pike house or an after hours club, we stayed together, watched out for each other and stepped in…
    - 28 Aug 14, 11:00am -

Recruiter Chicks

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


  • Don’t Fall For These 3 PEO Myths
    Partnering with a PEO can seem intimidating, especially for entrepreneurs. You’ve poured your lifeblood into your business, and now someone wants you to hand over the reins? Not likely
    - 17 Mar 17, 2:30pm -
  • FAQ: What Is a Co-Employment Relationship?
    When you partner with a PEO, you enter a co-employment relationship. That relationship offers a lot of benefits to small businesses, including vendor management, benefits administration, recruiting assistance, and more. 
    - 22 Feb 17, 9:20pm -
  • Will PEO Certification Make a Difference for Small Businesses
    On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA), giving professional employer organizations (PEOs) statutory recognition. Essentially, PEOs will now have the opportunity to seek certification with the…
    - 24 May 16, 2:43pm -
  • Employee Health Benefits: now and into the future
    The future of employer sponsored medical benefits lies in what’s happening now. Regardless of what happens in the upcoming elections, no leadership is in a position to unwind history or throw babies out with the bathwater. It’s just t…
    - 29 Apr 16, 3:31pm -
  • Implementing EEOC Protections for LGBT Workers
    Recent debates in Mississippi and North Carolina have raised many questions about how to protect the specific legal rights of the LGBT community. As a business owner, one of the most important steps you can take is to look closely at your…
    - 21 Apr 16, 4:31pm -
  • Global PEO: Expanding Beyond Your Borders
    Expanding a business overseas is risky, but it can also deliver huge rewards. When you expand your company beyond your national borders, the compliance regulations and corporate business norms of multiple locations can be overwhelming. Yo…
    - 13 Apr 16, 7:07pm -


  • Discussing Who Episode 47: Review of Doctor Who Series 10, Episode 5
    Jamie Mathieson crafts another stellar episode in ‘Oxygen’, the fifth episode of Doctor Who Series 10. Bill, Nordole, and The Doctor find themselves aboard a space station where they must spend the most valuable currency available. What happens w…
    - 39 days ago, 11 Jun 17, 10:46pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 46: Recap and Review of WHOLanta 2017
    Colin Baker. Nicola Bryant. Jamie Mathieson. Camille Coduri. All were featured at WHOLanta 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia on May 05-07, 2017. We made history with the first in-person meeting of the Discussing Who podcast team! This special episodes include…
    - 64 days ago, 17 May 17, 10:59pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 45: Review of Doctor Who Series 10, Episode 4
    What creaks and crawls within the walls? The Doctor and Bill discover the answer in 'Knock Knock' before paying a visit to the Vault. Plus, the team give their final thoughts on WHOLanta 2017! Hosted by Kyle Jones, Clarence Brown, and Lee Shackleford…
    - 64 days ago, 17 May 17, 3:57pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 44: Review of “Thin Ice” Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 3
    The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Bill to London 1814 in "Thin Ice". What lies below the frozen Thames? Can the Doctor and Bill get back before the tea is ready? Plus, WHOLanta 2017! Join us as we review Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode Three. Hosted by…
    - 70 days ago, 11 May 17, 11:58am -
  • Discussing Who Episode 43: Review of Smile, Doctor Who Series 10 Ep 2
    The Doctor and Bill Potts go on their second adventure in “Smile.” Can a robot who speaks emoji be bad? Join us as we review Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode Two. Former guest Angie Meadows returns to give her take on Series 10. Plus, WHOLanta 2017…
    - 71 days ago, 11 May 17, 12:57am -
  • Discussing Who Episode 42 – Review of The Pilot, Doctor Who Series 10
    The Doctor meets Bill Potts in “The Pilot.” What mystery lies within the vault? And, will the Twelfth Doctor survive until the end of the series? Join us as we review Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode One. Hosted by Kyle Jones, Clarence Brown, and L…
    - 85 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 1:35pm -


  • There is much to take from The Taylor Review
    Last week saw the publication of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. Inevitably it made headlines and drew attention to a number of high-profile ongoing debates – not least the “gig economy” and the challenge of flexibility. Perhaps…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • Are you proud of your work?
    How many of us can truly say that we’re proud of the work we do on an ongoing basis? I’m not suggesting that the work isn’t worthwhile or valuable. But do your efforts make you proud? I wonder in a world of increasing complexity at work, whethe…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • Are we there yet? The art of onboarding.
    So you’ve made the hire, done the deal, the offer has been sent and accepted. Now you just have to wait until they’re finished in their current gig to join. Job done. Or is it? That period between offer and commencement might be a chance to get o…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • 5 lessons on leadership
    Your external network is everything – Being at the top of any structure can be a pretty lonely place – ask any CEO. You can’t go bitching and moaning to your boss, that’s not good karma, you can’t confide certain things to your team. So whe…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Talent management starts at home
    We talk a lot about talent. But in any situation, on any day, I’d rather have a hard-working, committed but good team member, than an exceptional, but erratic and slightly lazy one. Of course, I realise that the reality is seldom binary but the poi…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • What do we do?
    If you listened to a lot of the stuff and nonsense that is written and spoken about HR you’d think we were all engaged in hand to hand ninja fighting with machines, whilst repeating the mantra, “the future of work is human” and promising a tomo…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 7:00am -


  • Embracing the Spirit of Summer at Work
    Remember the excitement as a child when the summer months rolled around? When that last school bell rang, a sense of adventure and freedom was upon us as we looked forward to warm, sunny days outside riding bikes with friends, staying up late, and em…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Jul 17, 12:00pm -
  • Strategies for a Successful Employee Rewards Program
    How we recognize and reward our employees has evolved over the years, yet the key to a successful program has always been to keep it fresh and engaging. When designing a recognition and rewards program, knowing what rewards to offer can sometimes be…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 12:00pm -
  • The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Recognition
    Great job! You’re Awesome! Way to go! When someone directs praise and recognition your way, it’s hard not to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. In the workplace, employee recognition is linked to higher levels of happiness, job satisfactio…
    - 40 days ago, 10 Jun 17, 12:00pm -
  • How to Build a Learning Culture
    Today’s employees are hungry for opportunities to build their skills. They actively seek out companies that invest time, energy, and resources into employee learning and development (L&D). In turn, those employers who make this investment see highe…
    - 68 days ago, 13 May 17, 12:00pm -
  • The Benefits of an Internship Program
    Internship programs can be a real benefit for both company and intern. For example, • Employee productivity levels increase and bandwidth expands when interns are on board. Always good to have more hands on deck! • Employers have a talent pool at…
    - 82 days ago, 29 Apr 17, 12:00pm -
  • How to Maximize Your Employee Referral Program
    Employee referral programs have long been a successful tool to have in your recruitment toolbox. Referrals are great in many ways, but some of the top reasons include: • Referrals stay longer with your organization • Referrals tend to outperform…
    - 96 days ago, 15 Apr 17, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

  • Your Salary Negotiation Tool
    I’m a huge fan of pay transparency.  Basically, my thought is if you’re paying people fairly, what do you have to hide?  Of course, not everyone feels that it is proper to talk about pay, but even giving people a formula for how pay is calculat…
    - 21 May 15, 7:33pm -
  • 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…
    - 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, 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 -

Accidental HR

  • The price of saying yes
    I have a history of backing out of things.  I would like to think that most of these decisions were sound and that there was a reason that I decided to not pursue whatever course of action I was on. There was a time when I would have reflectively sa…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 2:10am -
  • Midyear: Are we there yet?!
    Midyear review season is upon us and it is a time for reflection.  A time to look back over the past six months at all that you have accomplished.  Or, in my case, wonder what they hell just happened and how am I going to spin this.  I mean, it wa…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Jul 17, 10:25am -
  • Sweating the little things
    Years ago someone gave me the book “Don`t Sweat the Small Stuff“ (with the cutesy subtitle: “and it`s all small stuff“). I can`t say that I was overly impressed at what I considered to be the implication that I get worked up over little thing…
    - 57 days ago, 24 May 17, 5:15pm -
  • Issues with navigating
    “How lost to myself I have become“  – The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood These words have been burned into my brain ever since I read them.  Maybe it`s more accurate to say that they struck a nerve, because I have the distinct impression…
    - 88 days ago, 23 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Sober thoughts
    I love Ernest Hemingway`s recommendation to : write drunk, edit sober. However, after numerous false starts and some really questionable (and possibly litigious) blog drafts, I came to realize that this advice was better applied figuratively and not…
    - 10 Apr 17, 12:56pm -
  • To Do List…version 2
    I am a To Do List kind of person.  Not only do they help me get a sense of what I need to do, but they also act as a visual reminder of how much I am procrastinating, as well as how I continually over-estimate what I am capable of doing in a reasona…
    - 22 Mar 17, 10:00am -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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


  • 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

  • Four Simple Tricks to Find Your Passion That Work Every Time
    For years, I didn’t have a hobby. I thought that hobbies were always something like art or playing an instrument. I hadn’t found anything that made me excited enough to declare it my hobby of choice. I told myself that I just hadn’t found my pa…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • Five Ways to Light a Fire Under Your Butt and Get Sh*t Done
    It started with a sharp knock on the door. A glance at the clock confirmed what we somehow already knew. We overslept.  Behind the knocking door were the girls down the street who I drive to school daily. Today, we opened the door asked them to wake…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 9:30am -
  • Turn off Your Autopilot and Tune into Your Wake-Up Moment
    When I moved to Australia, not only did I need to learn to drive on the opposite side of the road, but with the steering wheel on the opposite side of the car. Yes, I drove over more than my share of curbs initially, and parking took me an eternity,…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 9:30am -
  • 5 Must-Dos to Avoid the Breaking Point in Your Life and Leadership
    The shelf was near overflowing for months, but I wouldn’t admit it. There was always more than a sliver of space which was an open invitation to keep piling. Photo albums, cookbooks, and children’s books my kids had outgrown years ago. All happil…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 9:30am -
  • Dumb Things Leaders Say When They Think No One is Listening
    Waiting for my flight during a long layover, I admit, I tried to read my book but listened to a lot of the people around me talk on their phones. More than a few of them used their time productively and deserved a gold star. They were working on thei…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • The Underground Workforce: Immigrants
    010071000020  A little over a month ago, I traveled to Queens to go pick up my 10th wedding anniversary cake from a family friend. To give you some context, I live in Long Island, NY (the forgotten borough, unless you talk The Hamptons) so anytime I…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 3:41pm -
  • Is Your Recruitment Process Still in the Stone Age?
    003040000010 Have you ever called a promising candidate for a follow-up interview only to find out they just took up a job at a competing firm? How often does this happen? If it’s more than once, it’s already one too many! If you are missing out…
    - 51 days ago, 30 May 17, 11:30am -
  • Trust: Why It Matters and How Tech Can Help
    200070010040Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored guest blog post. I will receive compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statement, I…
    - 63 days ago, 18 May 17, 11:30am -
  • Three Steps to Finding Success Through Clarity
    020041000010I’ve been having a lot of conversations with friends, family and colleagues about where I am currently and where all my efforts are headed. Young adults everywhere are charged with deciding at the ripe age of 17 what they want to do wit…
    - 64 days ago, 17 May 17, 4:50pm -
  • A Business Curse Word For The Ages: Diversity
    031091000010  I’ve spent the better half of my career immersed in work environments that had to keep a watchful eye over things like diversity & inclusion. The work felt like something I should be proud of — seeing as though it is predicated upo…
    - 85 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 2:09pm -
  • Giving a voice to the voiceless with technology
    0000100000090Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored product review. I will receive compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statement, I…
    - 4 Apr 17, 1:30pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Why HR Should Talk Less About Culture
    This week an old post of mine, HR’s Sloppy Thinking About Culture, was shared on LinkedIn and then Twitter (thank you very much Simon Jones and Rob Briner). Once I got over the initial shock that five years have passed since I wrote it, it seemed l…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 3:43am -
  • What HR Should Know About the Future of Jobs
    This week I noticed an eye-catching stat making the rounds again. You’ve likely seen it as well: “65% of today’s elementary school students will do jobs that do not yet exist” Although it sounds believable, the claim is actually quite suspect…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 2:05am -
  • The Future of Work and the ‘Hyperbole Curve’
    The perils and promise we imagine the future to hold are like a mirage on the horizon, reflecting a time that never really arrives. It is the perfect canvas for us to project our hopes and fears onto, always ahead, ominous or inviting. The result is…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 4:27am -
  • Stop Hacking Your Productivity
    Are you as productive as you want to be? Me neither. And although it fills me with self-loathing, I still occasionally succumb to the lure of those click-bait articles about productivity hacks based on the words of “wisdom” some sublimely product…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 4:19am -
  • Late to the Introvert Party
    I resist popular things. Apparently there’s a name for this: reactance, and it relates to not enjoying being told what to do. I didn’t see The Sixth Sense until 2008, and then I proceeded to tell everyone I knew who’d raved about when it was re…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 2:49am -
  • Are We Disrupted Yet?
    On Thursday evening, I had a great time (after pushing through a moderate amount of terror) speaking at DisruptHR Toronto
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 2:18am -

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

  • Visie op de Federale Overheidsdienst Sociale Zekerheid
    Frank van Massenhove en Tom Auwers behandelen in hun boek ‘De collega’s werken thuis’ het inspirerende verhaal van de hervorming van de Federale Overheidsdienst Sociale Zekerheid (FODSZ) tot een transparante en goed presterende overheidsorganis…
    - 16 Mar 17, 1:24pm -
  • Vision of Holacracy
    In the book “Holacracy” Brian Robertson outlines a ground-breaking approach to organisation: no managers, only roles. By using this method, the gap between how things are and how they could be are incorporated quickly and effectively. This allows…
    - 11 Dec 16, 8:19pm -
  • Vision of Semco Style
    In the book “Maverick” Ricardo Semler discusses the success story behind the world’s most unusual workplace: Semco. Semco manufactures a range of products. It are not the products that make Semco extraordinary, but the manner in which Semco’s…
    - 3 Dec 16, 9:59am -
  • Vision of The Morning Star Company
    Imagine a company with no human bosses, no designated managers, no titles, no hierarchy, no visible structure, and no unilateral authority to fire anyone. Imagine such a company gaining ascendancy in its industry – organized solely around shared pr…
    - 22 Nov 16, 8:33pm -
  • Vision of Buurtzorg
    Buurtzorg, a large Dutch nursing care provider, is a good example of an organization running with Teal management structures and practices. Buurtzorg (the name means neighborhood care in Dutch) was founded in 2006 by Jos de Blok. He set up the compan…
    - 28 Oct 16, 6:56pm -
  • Visie op The Morning Star Company
    Stelt u zich een organisatie voor zonder bazen, aangestelde managers, titels, hiërarchie, zichtbare structuur en eenzijdige bevoegdheid om te ontslaan. Stelt u zich een dergelijke organisatie voor die de markt domineert – uitsluitend georganiseerd…
    - 7 Sep 16, 11:00am -

HR Bartender

  • newHuman Resources: 2017 Changes for Form I-9
    There’s a lot happening in the news. Regardless of your politics, our legislators are talking about immigration, health care, elections, and much more. It can be a challenge to keep up with it all. For example, did you know that the U.S. Citizenshi…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 8:57am -
  • newYour Organization’s Last Differentiator: Human Capital
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. The Boston Business Journal recently named Kronos as one of the Best Places to Work…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 8:57am -
  • The Single Question that Drives Company Culture
    I won’t keep you in suspense. Here’s the question: Who comes first? It seems to me that organizations have to choose. Is it shareholders, customers, or employees that will come first? And you can’t say all three. Yes, all three are important. B…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 8:57am -
  • Talent Acquisition Needs More Change [infographic] – Friday Distraction
    We’ve talked a lot about the need for change in human resources. Relatively new technologies like mobile and social recruiting demand a need for new strategies. But there are some aspects of HR that haven’t changed. I’m not sure that’s a good…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 8:57am -
  • How to Develop Healthy Habits When You’re Busy All the Time
    Ever since I saw the headline that “Sitting is the New Smoking”, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to add more activity into my daily routine. But I have to admit, developing healthy habits is hard. Especially when you work from home. And you…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 8:57am -
  • The Top CEO Concern Today: Speed of Change

    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 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…
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    - 11 Jun 14, 1:31am -
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    - 1 Jun 14, 2:23pm -
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    - 20 May 14, 7:15am -
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    - 19 May 14, 3:35am -

Leadership Freak

  • new10 Things that Make Dumb Leaders Smart Today
    One of the best things to discover is your own lack of brilliance.   Brain function goes down when you’re: Stressed out. If stress makes you dumb, some leaders must be dim-wits.  Fatigued… Continue reading →
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:16pm -
  • newPractical Ready Made Agenda Items for Your Next Meeting
    One sure way to lead lousy meetings is to rely on spontaneity. Never let spontaneity be an excuse for lack of preparation. Spontaneity within a plan is more effective than spontaneity as a… Continue reading →
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 8:05pm -
  • newEmpathy Protects You From Being a Jerkhole
    Boldness, toughness, and grit are great leadership qualities, but empathy makes them effective. Apart from empathy, leaders are jerkholes. Empathy is: Empathy is stepping into someone’s experience. Empathy is laughing when someone laughs… Continu…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:55am -
  • new4 Ways to Win Over Negative Team Members
    #1. Don’t minimize the concerns of negative people. When you say, “It’s not that bad,” to someone who thinks it’s bad, they think that you don’t get it. You’re out of touch. They’ll… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 8:03pm -
  • How to Overcome Bitterness After Being Passed Over
    Disappointments brings you to a perilous series of choices. I don’t mean to speak lightly, but if you’re bitter, you chose it. Feeling hurt isn’t a choice. But if you’re bitter, you made… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:03am -
  • One Essential After Being Passed Over For Promotion
    They chose someone else. You were passed over for promotion. You keep telling yourself there’s a silver lining. But your inner critic is going nuts and it feels like everyone in the office… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jul 17, 12:13pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager


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

HR Observations

  • newCarnival of HR- HOT of the press
    Here it is the middle of July. I don’t know about you but here in Atlanta is is HOT! So it is a good time to stay indoor and get some reading done. Here is a great selection of blog posts from HR writers. It is hosted by The Girl in HR, Andrea Deve…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:05am -
  • newThere is a new I-9 form and you had better start using it!
    There are a number of changes the Trump administration is making that might make it slightly easier on employers. Changes in the wage and hour laws and rules revisions in OSHA safety regulations are just two of the ways that the new administration wi…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:05am -
  • newHow to Effectively Onboard a Team of Remote Workers
    Today’s guest post is written by Jen McKenzie, a freelance writer based in New York.  Onboarding is the formal process of introducing your new employees to your company. Everything from your corporate work policies to the culture of the company m…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:05am -
  • Telecommuting doesn’t always have to be seen as a reasonable accommodation
    When you have a worker out for some disability they may request the possibility of telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation. To some people and companies that may seem to be reasonable, but to others it may not. The case A litigation attorney sued…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 11:05am -
  • Future Friday: Older workers as the solution to unfilled jobs?
    Millennial this, millennial that. Advertisements for products to hide gray hair or wrinkling skin. Slogans like “60 is the new 40.” Increasing charges of age discrimination. All these factors indicate that the U.S. is stuck in a youth oriented so…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 11:05am -
  • Union-busting goats?
    It is one of those stories that you chock up to fake news. Except it isn’t. A union has filed a grievance against a group of goats. Yep, goats! Work humans don’t want to do In order to clear a plot of woodland on Western Michigan University a gro…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:05am -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • Attending @SHRMIndia's Annual Conference #SHRMI16 at Delhi next week
    Excited to be heading to Delhi next week to attend the SHRM India Annual Conference.The theme this year is:Sounds exciting and looks amazing too. Check out the promo videoDo check out the speaker list and the agenda. If excited do join us by register…
    - 23 Sep 16, 3:44am -
  • My talk on Attracting Talent using #socialmedia at #SMDayPune
    30th June is celebrated as Social Media Day - and this year I was invited to talk about Social Media as a way to Attract and Engage Talent at The Social Media Day at Pune. The other speakers were Advertising legend Prahlad Kakar, Personal Branding ex…
    - 6 Jul 16, 11:16am -
  • ‪#‎socialmedia‬ and ‪#‎employerbranding‬
    The folks at Workplace Insights interviewed me on the topic.You can read it online hereSome excerpts:Do you think the investment in employer branding actually gives valuable returns to an organization?Right now, nobody is tracking it. Once the invest…
    - 6 Jul 16, 10:56am -
  • Am listed in the top 75 global HR blogs to follow in 2016
    So yesterday I got to know that my blog was amongst the top 75 HR blogs to follow in 2016 even though I haven't been blogging much. Am thankful to the folks at proven hope to be blogging a lot…
    - 11 Feb 16, 10:43am -
  • Moving from Flipkart on to a freelance role
    So the news is that I am moving on from Flipkart to consult with large companies and startups to help them help them articulate their employment branding message, strategy and channel ..Let me know at Twitter or LinkedIn If you want to talk to me abo…
    - 16 Nov 15, 1:13pm -
  • Reflections on @SHRMIndia's #SHRMI15 annual conference
    Last week I headed to Delhi as a member of the social media squad invited by SHRM India to attend their annual conference. The conference kicked off in style with a flashmob, singing "We are HR" (to the tune of "We will rock you") , and then was key…
    - 29 Sep 15, 3:05am -

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

  • The embarrassing but successful launch of a new product
    One day, I will be embarrassed about the first bag of coffee we roasted and shipped. Creating something new is exciting and also a vulnerability test. There is a lot of work behind a new product that does not get to see the light of day. I am happy w…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 1:22pm -
  • Roasting Coffee at the source – Guatemalan Speciality Cafe Owner – Zach Daggett
    Did you know, coffee grows well in about 29-35 countries? In this podcast episode, I interview Guatemalan specialty coffee shop owner, Zach Daggett. After college, Zach did several trips to Guatemala and realized that coffee was something he had to e…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 1:16pm -
  • SPECIAL DEAL For The First 100 – #Sumato100 – Coffee Talk
    The first 100 people who are willing to take a chance on a start-up and give them their hard earned money are people worth paying attention to. At Sumato Coffee Co., we launched last week and earned 73 customers. Yeah. I call them our #Sumato100. We…
    - 41 days ago, 9 Jun 17, 1:23pm -
  • What I am doing now – Sumato Coffee Co.
    Right now I am doing the hard work of starting a business. I am leaving HireVue in the coming weeks. I am focused on doing it right. I am leaving HireVue better than when I found it and I am ending things professionally and with my personality on the…
    - 59 days ago, 22 May 17, 12:45pm -
  • How Do You Talk To Yourself At 5AM…
    Psst - Gentle Reminder...How you talk to yourself is a sign at how you view life. Do you call yourself a dumbass? You are not a dumbass. Would you call the people (family, friends, co-workers) around you a dumbass? If you do, you know that is not ri…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 12:46pm -
  • Everything you say YES to – You say No to something else
    Everything you say YES to, you say NO to at least one other thing...I say yes to writing and no to sleeping.I say yes to starting a business and no to my current job and no to a little more sleep.I say yes to watching TV and no to working harder t…
    - 97 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 12:41pm -

Upstart HR

  • newTop 5 Things Hiring Managers want from Entry Level HR Candidates
    Several years ago I did some really interesting research into what HR hiring managers wanted from candidates applying for entry level HR jobs. I wrote about some of the findings in two ultimate guides: How to Get into Human Resources Entry Level HR J…
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 3:37pm -
  • Does HR Certification Even Matter? [Podcast]
    If you’ve read this blog for more than a few days, you know I’m no stranger to the discussion around HR certification. But today I’m going to share some thoughts from a recent conversation with a friend and colleague on why HR certification mat…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 7:44pm -
  • Experiences, Not Stuff: From Parenting to Business
    Last weekend my wife forwarded me an article that hit her right between the eyes. And to be honest, it did for me as well. It was a parenting piece that focused on one of the rampant problems we deal with in our house: toys. The gist of the piece is…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 12:15pm -
  • How Talent Technology Enables Employee Engagement [Podcast]
    Listen on Stitcher Listen on Blogtalkradio Talent management technology has come a long way in recent years. I can still remember seeing a demo for a technology solution back in 2014 and the salesperson was so proud of the fact that I could copy and…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 12:45pm -
  • 9 Lessons for Running a Great HR Function
    This weekend I was doing some spring cleaning. Well, summer cleaning, since I missed the spring season. Anyway, one of the things I found was a box of items I used to keep on my whiteboard next to my desk as reminders of important aspects of HR. Thes…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • My Anniversary
    I attended the WorkHuman conference a few weeks ago in Arizona and connected with many friends and colleagues that I hadn’t seen in a while, and each of them asked how my work was going. This week marks my one year anniversary of running Lighthou…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 12:25pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Belated Comments On Workday’s 2-27-2017 Earnings Call
    [This should have been written and published in early March, but that’s when our kitchen remodel project went into what’s called demolition, and life at Bloom & Wallace has been pretty disrupted ever since. It’s going to be gorgeous when finish…
    - 85 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 11:32pm -
  • A Layman’s Thoughts On American Healthcare
    At the end of 2009, as the ACA was being born, while I was recovering from a fully insured (but dreadfully painful post-op) rotator cuff surgery, I shared my two cents worth on the coming of the ACA. With the healthcare debate now front and central…
    - 95 days ago, 16 Apr 17, 4:15pm -
  • Strategic Planning Is A Mindset!
    Strategic planning is a mindset which can be applied to great swaths of your life. If you’re willing to do the heavy lifting, just like in business, strategic planning provides much improved outcomes. With all of my exciting plans for Christmas an…
    - 9 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — The Whole Story In One Sitting!
    Preface I don’t know what got into me. Without any planning of plot or characters, without any outline of key points chapter by chapter and, quite frankly, without knowing what the hell I was doing, I just started writing. The first chapter was pos…
    - 4 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Finale
    [Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI , Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI, Chapter XVII and Chapter XVIII in case you missed…
    - 30 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Chapter XVIII
    [Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI , Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI and Chapter XVII in case you missed them.] There wa…
    - 29 Dec 16, 1:00pm -

HR Success Guide

  • How to Improve Staff Engagement in the Legal Industry
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  • How do you motivate Low Performers to do a Better Job?
    Author: Antony XavierThis is a question that keeps many managers up at night. And it's hard to answer. The answer is hard because different things motivate different employees. For example, one...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 20 Aug 15, 11:30pm -
  • The World's Biggest Office
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    - 13 Aug 15, 11:30pm -
  • How to Attract the Right Candidate
    Author: Helen Sabell (College of Adult Learning)Today’s job market is highly competitive and inundated with a growing number of people seeking employment. As a result, employers may find themselves...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w…
    - 7 Aug 15, 11:30pm -
  • SMEs Guide to Online Payroll Services
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    - 7 Jul 15, 11:30pm -
  • Employee Performance Reviews
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    - 3 Jul 15, 11:30pm -

David Jackson HR

  • BREXIT and Human Resources
    For those who didn’t catch my presentation at the ‘HR in Turbulent Times’ conference last week, here are my slides and the key points I made under each. Three key contextual impacts for HR – Economic, Trade, and Labour supply. Although all th…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 1:05pm -
  • Why you should abolish your HR function in 2017
    You will be sceptical – of course. You will expect this to be some kind of ‘clickbait’ nonsense to draw you in and feed my stats. The truth is though, I really do believe that 2017 is the year we will finally begin to at least talk about killin…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 7:52pm -
  • The Future of Surgery in Cyberspace
    Until now, we have imagined the coming cyborgs as physical amalgamations of humans and machines; of flesh and tech. But the power of the cyborg concept as it pertains to the future of work is not restricted by these physical pairings. Instead, the vi…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 9:28pm -
  • Why do we Hate our own Voices in the Workplace?
    In a world of constant data collection and recording, why do we still resist voice and video recording in the workplace? In 2017, our workplaces are overflowing with devices capable of capture but there is a step that we are refusing to take. There i…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 10:40am -
  • The Warm Human and the Cold Machine
      We increasingly talk about the advancement of automation and robots as an opportunity for humanity rather than a threat. But the continued dualism of our thought puts us at risk of oversimplifying and narrowing rather than widening out our thought…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 7:10am -
  • Diversity & Inclusion in 2017
    Diversity and Inclusion is a powerful pairing of concepts in our workplaces today. What does the resignation of Tim Farron add to our understanding of diversity of thought in 2017? However carefully Tim Farron may have chosen his words, many people (…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 6:53pm -

Thinking About Learning

  • newDoes the L&D world really need another programme?
    For those of you who’ve been following my recent activity, you’ll know that I’ve launched a programme called Modern Learning Leader. I wrote a recent post on how I got to making the event happen. The webinars start on Monday, and the Slack chan…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:32am -
  • The Big Questions
    Sometimes on a weekday morning I watch The Big Questions on BBC One (when I’m at home you understand). It can be good viewing. If you’re not familiar, they talk about topical subjects, bringing in people of very different opinions into the audien…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 7:07am -
  • Disruption of Thinking
    It’s just relentless at the minute isn’t it? One thing after the other. I think it all started in 2016 when we heard David Bowie died. It just didn’t stop from that point on. It wasn’t just the sad news which kept coming. It was also the shoc…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:38am -
  • Design and bias
    I remember about 10 years ago delivering training on interview skills for recruitment. A major part of the training was helping people to understand there may be potential to discriminate based on protected characteristics such as gender, race, disab…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 8:39am -
  • Unrealistic expecations of the modern L&D and HR pro
    There is a thing I am noticing in HR and L&D circles. It’s a tough one to nail or to highlight in a helpful way. And I’m not pointing fingers – and trying very hard not to as well. But there’s a thing. A credibility problem which I’ve been…
    - 50 days ago, 31 May 17, 9:51am -
  • Thoughts and stuff from #ldcu17
    It’s been a week now since the L&D Connect unconference in London and as is my want, a good point to think about how the day went and why we do them. Primarily, the unconference format allows for people to co-create an agenda and drive their own le…
    - 51 days ago, 30 May 17, 9:11am -

T Recs

  • Time to Redefine What we Mean by Talent
    The way we attract, hire, retain and develop the people our businesses need is changing. And so are the roles we want them to do and the way we operate. Yet too many organisations continue recruit as they always have, reporting skills shortages and c…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 7:15am -
  • The Talent Challenges for HR
    Attracting, hiring, developing and retaining the right people has always been a crucial part of any organisation’s success. The methods of doing so successfully, however, are evolving fast. With growing skills gaps, uncertain trading conditions and…
    - 87 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 7:29am -
  • Are You Listening to Your Employees?
    If there’s one thing that should be high on the agenda of HR teams, then its the employee experience. Yet only 30% of businesses try and measure it, which is poor when compared to the 72% who measure customer experience, and baffling when so much o…
    - 27 Mar 17, 10:26am -
  • 5 Ways to Deal With Skill Mismatches
    72% of Directors and business leaders are worried about their skills pipeline. Permanent candidate availability is at an all time low. Skills gaps are reaching crisis proportions. 740,000 more people with digital skills will be needed in the workforc…
    - 2 Mar 17, 8:11am -
  • Challenges Facing Executive Search
    I was recently invited to attend the World Executive Search Congress in London. It’s a two-day conference with a variety of speakers covering techniques, marketing, relationship building and perspectives on where the sector is and where it is going…
    - 24 Oct 16, 8:05am -
  • The New Talent Journey
      The way that talent is attracted, hired, on-boarded, developed and retained is evolving. New technologies, changing attitudes to work and employment (from both employers and workers), heightened expectations and a growing transparency around how b…
    - 5 Oct 16, 11:58am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • The Neverending Story: The 2017 State of the Recruiting Internet.
    The three biggest internet trends recruiting and hiring pros need to know in 2017 (and beyond).
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 6:15am -
  • Word Count.
    I haven’t written on this site for quite some time; normally, I go through the motions of cross posting content from Recruiting Daily, which gets all my original content since, well, they pay my salary, but recently that platform has become ubiquit…
    - 93 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 8:04am -
  • A Lesson Learned.
    You can teach an old dog new tricks. Just not if that dog also has a Facebook account.
    - 25 Jan 17, 6:40pm -
  • Predictions That Probably Won’t Happen: 2017 Talent Trends.
    The thing about talent trends posts is that if it were possible to predict the future of recruiting and HR, we’d probably have figured out some way to make it suck a little less. Of course, the glacial pace of change in these parts means that for t…
    - 29 Dec 16, 5:54pm -
  • Your Fault: Don’t Blame Glassdoor for Your Crap Company Culture.
    There are few companies able to generate more mainstream media coverage than Glassdoor1, who has a long track record of using the massive amounts of proprietary data across their site to generate some analytics and insights into what’s really going…
    - 12 Dec 16, 5:34pm -
  • Why Google Is The Ultimate Spyware.
    A Google product manager filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court yesterday, alleging the company’s strict internal confidentiality policies represent a breach of California labor laws. The lawsuit alleges that Google has implemented an enterpr…
    - 9 Dec 16, 5:45pm -

HR Remix

  • #HRTailgate : How to Be An HR Social Media Rock Star
    Have you ever scanned a job candidate’s Twitter account as much as their resume? Thought about using social media to showcase your HR expertise? You’re not alone. Social networks are changing the landscape of offices around the world, and the imp…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 12:15pm -
  • Carnival of HR – Pre #SHRM17 Edition
    This time of year, the HR conference season is in full swing and if you can’t make a major conference, you can still attend vicariously through other attendees on social media.  A few weeks ago, I followed the #WorkHuman conference on Twitter, Ins…
    - 36 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Three Years, Three Trips to the Finals #DefendTheLand
    By the time LeBron took his “talents to South Beach” my husband and I had taken our talents out of state as well. LeBron did what many people from the Northeast Ohio area do. You leave Cleveland for warmer weather and better opportunities. As lon…
    - 49 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 10:45am -
  • The Power of an Apology
    “I’m sorry.” “I apologize.”  Those two phrases hold a great deal of power because they can repair a relationship and soothe hurt feelings. Sometimes, the lack of an apology can irretrievably hurt a work relationship. This effect is compoun…
    - 56 days ago, 25 May 17, 11:30am -
  • How To Have A Great First Day At The New Job
    Like a Japanese tea ceremony, your first day at the new job offers many opportunities to offend, insult and look like a clueless foreigner. Whether its figuring out the best exit to avoid the five ‘o’clock rush or how to find the “good” offic…
    - 65 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:30am -
  • The Change We Need In HR Is Customer Service
    Customer service is critical to HR and too often we don’t think of it until we get a complaint. 99.9999% of roles in HR require customer service.  By customer service I mean: a pleasant attitude, timely follow up and the ability to solve problems.…
    - 79 days ago, 2 May 17, 11:15am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • They need to #learn… Or maybe… 
    There is a framing issue with thinking about organisational capability (and individual capability) that has been troubling me. And that’s the posing of organisational issues as learning needs –  rather than learning needs AND/OR required systemi…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 6:53am -
  • That bridge in happier times
    When the Olympics were in London in 2012 I took my daughter up to see the marathon. We arrived at London Bridge station and walked across the sealed off bridge. Sealed off for better reasons.  Whilst we were crossing it we came across a group of Fre…
    - 46 days ago, 4 Jun 17, 8:56am -
  • How I Became a Success in HR 
    I’m often asked how I became successful in HR.  I’ve never viewed myself as such – I know some great people who I consider in a different league to me – but in the spirit of the type of list you’ll find in Inc or on LinkedIn I thought I’…
    - 86 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 8:10pm -
  • What have you done for me lately? 
    I just picked up on this quote here  I spent Saturday with some of our volunteers talking about how we might evolve our local networks and communities. We’ve made real progress in our relationships with our volunteers in this area – and I know…
    - 27 Mar 17, 7:25am -
  • London wakes
    I was on one of the first tubes this morning. On the way to catch an early train from King’s Cross. It’s strange to pass through a station this large when it is devoid of people. It’s beautiful and unnerving all at once. I missed the bustle. Fo…
    - 23 Mar 17, 5:58am -
  • Outcomes drive and Kenny Dalglish 
    I remember hearing a story about Kenny Dalglish. It may or may not be true. It may or may not be about Kenny Dalglish. It goes a bit like this.  At the very successful Liverpool side of the 1980’s a new player joins the squad. He notices that Kenn…
    - 20 Mar 17, 7:44am -

Switch and Shift

  • newClocking Out: How to Wrap-Up a Productive Workday [Infographic]
    Nothing ruins a productive workday like rushing around at the last minute. You’ve worked hard all day long, done a lot, and almost reached your daily goals. Then you glance at the clock and realize only 10 minutes remain. A panic sets in and you be…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:00pm -
  • newEmployee Training: An Business Investment You can Count On
    “Return on investment.” When a business has made an (often significant) investment in an employee training and development program, they want to see tangible results. But what type of results should we measure? Employee training and development i…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:20am -
  • Company Values: The Foundation of Effective Hiring
    When it comes to hiring new employees, a bad hire can cost you up to five times the employee’s annual salary. Poor hiring choices set Zappos back $100 million, which is why the company began offering people money to quit. When Amazon bought Zappos,…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 10:57am -
  • How the Best Companies Engage Employees [Infographic]
    Business leaders are feeling the effects of the competitive job market. A drop in retention now could mean loss of business and heightened costs from extra hiring initiatives. This means the ability to engage employees is more important to your botto…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • 11 Pitfalls to Avoid in Difficult Business Communication
    Some people are so disrespectful in their message delivery or unaware of how their actions negatively impact others that it is easy to get distracted by their bad behavior. Focus on the content of their message and try to understand what is important…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • How to Inspire Employees to Speak Up and Choose to Lead
    One of the perks as a resource speaker for training is the chance to meet people from different walks of life. I once had a discussion with a parenting coach about our children who where both starting at primary school at that time. I expressed my co…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 11:10am -

Leadership Freak

  • new10 Things that Make Dumb Leaders Smart Today
    One of the best things to discover is your own lack of brilliance.   Brain function goes down when you’re: Stressed out. If stress makes you dumb, some leaders must be dim-wits.  Fatigued… Continue reading →
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:16pm -
  • newPractical Ready Made Agenda Items for Your Next Meeting
    One sure way to lead lousy meetings is to rely on spontaneity. Never let spontaneity be an excuse for lack of preparation. Spontaneity within a plan is more effective than spontaneity as a… Continue reading →
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 8:05pm -
  • newEmpathy Protects You From Being a Jerkhole
    Boldness, toughness, and grit are great leadership qualities, but empathy makes them effective. Apart from empathy, leaders are jerkholes. Empathy is: Empathy is stepping into someone’s experience. Empathy is laughing when someone laughs… Continu…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:55am -
  • new4 Ways to Win Over Negative Team Members
    #1. Don’t minimize the concerns of negative people. When you say, “It’s not that bad,” to someone who thinks it’s bad, they think that you don’t get it. You’re out of touch. They’ll… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 8:03pm -
  • How to Overcome Bitterness After Being Passed Over
    Disappointments brings you to a perilous series of choices. I don’t mean to speak lightly, but if you’re bitter, you chose it. Feeling hurt isn’t a choice. But if you’re bitter, you made… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:03am -
  • One Essential After Being Passed Over For Promotion
    They chose someone else. You were passed over for promotion. You keep telling yourself there’s a silver lining. But your inner critic is going nuts and it feels like everyone in the office… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jul 17, 12:13pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 7/19/17
    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...
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 6:00pm -
  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 7/18/17
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 6:00pm -
  • newBook Review: The Outward Mindset
    I have no evidence that it happened, but I imagine the folks at the Arbinger Institute sitting around and brainstorming what they should do next. “I think we need another book,” said one. “Great idea!” said...
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 6:00pm -
  • Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 7/17/17
    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, 16 Jul 17, 6:00pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: Understanding is not automatic
    No matter how good you become at laying out clear expectations, understanding will never be automatic. You have to check. Check to make sure your team member understands the assignment before you part company. You both...
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 10:30am -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • new3 ways Technology has made me a better HR Pro
    If you thought this was a blog post about the many HRIS options out there you can just close this page now. For those of you that want to know what I’m talking about that’s not an HRIS here it is: Google. Y’all…. I can google anything! It’s…
    - 35 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:50pm -
  • newParticipation Trophies at Work
    Found this post while cleaning up my drafts and decided to publish it. I wrote this almost two years ago, yet didn’t need to change a thing.   I have yet to meet a millennial that enjoys being called a millennial. I often hear from my fellow gener…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:51pm -
  • Stay in touch #SHRM17
    It never feels like enough time at national conference. Every one is back home by now and getting in their usual work routine again (after a 12 and a half hour crash to recharge our introverted batteries-just me?). We are all catching up on what we m…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 1:30pm -
  • Leading the witness
    Often times we are eager to interview candidates to join our organization and some times we get so excited or have so much information to cover that we make this common interview mistake – we lead the witness. With an estimated 5-6 million jobs op…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 12:11pm -
  • Three Interview Rule
    I’ve always suffered a bit of a professional identity crisis. Am I recruiting or am I HR? Am I both? Are they one in the same? I’ve gone back and forth, but one thing I can say without a doubt that fits with both HR and Recruiting is solid relati…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 11:39am -
  • Learning into action #SHRM17
    As I sit in another general session for #SHRM17 I wonder with my colleagues if this information is new to people in the audience. Great speaker, great information, fun delivery, but is the core of the message still new? We have to remind ourselves th…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 3:08pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • Workforce Report - 2017
    Moments after stepping off the plane from New Orleans I headed into San Francisco to present at the Northern California Human Resources Association's Compensation Conference.After a week of interacting with 10's of thousands of HR Professionals, a fe…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 10:15pm -
  • SHRM17 Take Aways
    The Society for Human Resource Management have concluded our 69th Annual Conference. Ideas were shared, people spoke and exhibitors exhibited while HR Pros braved the rain and well-functioning air conditioning.This having been my 10th SHRM Annual Con…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 7:55pm -
  • Live From SHRM17 - Day Three
    The rain has come to New Orleans and it may be possible to hold #SHRM18 before the end of the week with the amount of HR rock stars who may be stranded in the airport... :(Day 3 had a very direct theme: Performance Management (and the need to improve…
    - 30 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 12:41am -
  • Live From SHRM17 - Day Two
    It was a wildly informative and highly engaged day here in New Orleans as the Convention Center was buzzing early and stayed open late!HR Pros had the opportunity to take in speaking engagements from the industry's best and check out the latest in HR…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 10:49pm -
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About HR Tech from Vivek Patel
    I don’t believe there is a more-progressive suite in the tech space than that of Human Resource related technology. Call it HCM or HRIS or HRIT, so much has happened so fast and there is a technical solution for every employee support function.The…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 6:38pm -
  • My #SHRM17 Wish List
    It’s been a decade since I first attended The Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference. While there are always new buzz words and evolving trends, many of the HR related topics from 2007 are still on the #SHRM17 agenda.If I may voice…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 2:40pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • newThat is SO last week
    Last week, the City of San Francisco joined other municipalities around the country that prohibit employers from asking applicants for wage history.  The  Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that will go into effect in mid-2018. Pittsburgh, Ph…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 8:03pm -
  • That Critical First Response to Harassment Complaints: A Checklist
    Employers don’t want workplace harassment to occur, but when it does they want to know. Harassment affects morale, distracts from productive work, and can do real damage to its victims.  It’s long settledthat ignorance is not a defense to claims…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 8:40pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to rehear a Title VII sexual orientation discrimination case. The Court let stand a March 2017 ruling by a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit that Title VII does not prohibit emplo…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 7:22pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Since the last edition of That Is So Last Week on June 26, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruledthat a Jimmy John’s franchise in the Twin Cities did not violate the organizing rights of six employees that it fired for publicly protesting the c…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 5:37pm -
  • Minimum Wage Roundup—Mid-Year 2017
    The Navigator is about to sail off on a mid-year break.  Before we leave for the long holiday weekend, here’s an update on minimum wage legislation around the country.  In our 2016 year-end review, we wrote:There was a lot of activity at the stat…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 9:17pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, a New York pizzeria restaurant group agreed to pay $50,000to settle a national origin discrimination lawsuit. The EEOC alleged that the restaurant group discriminated against Hispanic employees by subjecting them to racial slurs and name c…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 6:29pm -

What Goes Around

  • Preparation : The Colour And The Shape
    This month has a lot of creativity, art, and culture in it. June kicked off with The Art of Innovation talk at the HR Inner Circle, followed by an Art of Innovation election night special at the offices of BDG. Over the next two weekends I am partici…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 8:18am -
  • The Art of Innovation : HR Inner Circle
    This week, I spent a very interesting and enjoyable day at the 2017 HR Inner Circle Conference. I got to meet and speak with a lot of interesting people, I heard two friends, Phil and Ian, talk about their work, and I spoke with the audience about ex…
    - 42 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 7:07am -
  • Stretch Your Canvas
    This is one of many lovely art works I’ve collected over the years, made by people who I work with who tell me they cannot draw. Apologies, I don’t currently know the name of the artist, but what we have here is a visual response to the question…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 7:29am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Patrick Lynch from the Frontier Group on the #”Paul”Cast
    My THE Ohio State University fandom took a hit in this “Paul”Cast  because my guest – Patrick Lynch – got his undergrad at that school up north and then doubled down getting his MBA at its little sister, the Spartans. (O – H…) When I…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:40pm -
  • Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – The 5-Part Series
    No one believes because they dissected a frog in High School they are qualified to perform surgery on their pets or heaven forbid another human (well some do but yuck!) Yet when it comes to incentive and recognition program design it seems that a lot…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 3:20pm -
  • Trips to Win! A New “Paul”Cast
    Dang…it’s been over a month since I last posted to this blog. Where was the uprising? I didn’t see my lack of attention here on the news. I didn’t get bucketfuls of letters screaming for a post. I guess I know my true impact. (Hang head, walk…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 1:16pm -
  • Should You Pay Employees Extra for Working on Special Organizational Projects?
    Somewhat recently (sorry – I’m a bit backlogged) a question came up on one of my HR-focused discussion groups in Facebook. The poster was seeking ideas on how to compensate employees for being part of a company effort described as… “…a pret…
    - 65 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:24am -
  • Employee Engagement and The Stanford Prison Experiment
    Image a worldwhere the meek have really inherited the earth. Where the rich are now at the bottom of the economic pyramid and the poor are now the ruling class. Imagine working in a factory shooting screws for 10 years and the next Monday you show up…
    - 72 days ago, 9 May 17, 11:11am -
  • New Research: Employees Work Harder When They Are Almost Starving
    [Warning – rant ahead] Love that headline? What if I told you that you can get more production from your employees if they are hungry? Or cold. Or tired. Or flat out exhausted. What if I told you that the most creative and innovative your employees…
    - 77 days ago, 4 May 17, 12:25pm -

HR Warrior

  • HR Conference Cruise video

    - 55 days ago, 26 May 17, 3:53pm -
  • Recent Speaking Gig Topics
    I am often contacted about what I speak on and since I rewrite a new paragraph or two every time, I thought I would document it here for those who have interest.I cover any topic related to management and especially as it relates to employees via hum…
    - 71 days ago, 10 May 17, 4:36pm -
  • 21 Prezi's Last Year + 25 Clients
    Wow! Now you can see part of why I have not been blogging as much as in the past. The Running an HR Department of One (aka Doing More with Less) was with my speaking partner Mr. Dave Ryan the HRCzar. In addition to the speaking list below, I did HR c…
    - 23 Feb 17, 8:32pm -
  • Annual Review of Blogging Here & Elsewhere
    This year was one of the slowest blogging years I have had due to growing consulting business, Rogers HR Consulting, on the side while maintaining my full time job.  I appreciate the independent consultants I work with to keep the consulting work go…
    - 23 Feb 17, 6:30pm -
  • Three Platforms for Learning in Blended Classroom
     SCOOP.ITI’d like to start out with a site that is not on the list SCOOP.IT but would be along the lines of Delicious and Diigo as a social bookmarking site.  I use it for all of my classes and have a link to the appropriate scoop in the appropri…
    - 12 Feb 17, 6:27pm -
    Here is another awesome research paper a student has written specific to the HR needs of small business owners (SBO).  SBO's make up a majority of my clientel because they don't have the budget or the demand for a full time HR professional most of t…
    - 27 Jan 17, 11:14pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • Yes, write now!
    This is a pivotal week for us. So much to consider, to say, and to do. I know this hard for many of you, but it’s so important so bear with me for a moment. If everyone I know would … Continue reading →
    - 17 Jan 17, 12:58pm -
  • Bright and Lively
    Welcome to 2017! The beginning of 2017 is a start for something new in my life. It marks the official launch of my new HR consulting firm, Allegro HR. During the last quarter of 2016, there was work put into … Continue reading →
    - 9 Jan 17, 3:59pm -
  • Comfortable being Uncomfortable
    A theme that was highlighted during this year’s SHRM Volunteer Leader Summitwas “being comfortable being uncomfortable.” Three different speakers I heard (including two of the keynote presentations) used the phrase and emphasized the concept. I…
    - 20 Nov 16, 2:55pm -
  • Everyday or Extraordinary?
    Is it possible that the things we experience as everyday occurrences are actually extraordinary? Summer evenings in my home had many of the same things that anyone would experience. Kids chasing fireflies, the music of ice cream trucks, and lots ……
    - 17 Nov 16, 12:05pm -
  • Yes, we are all “different”
    Over the last few weeks, I have been in several discussions about changes and the dissection of things that may or may not work. Each of these chats has included at one point or another a qualifier that we are … Continue reading →
    - 3 Nov 16, 12:05pm -
  • 1st days
    Here in Michigan, Labor Day truly signals the end of summer as school starts on the Tuesday after for the vast majority of students in the state. It’s fun watching my children prepare for the year ahead in very different … Continue reading →
    - 6 Sep 16, 11:57am -

A Leading Perspective

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

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