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  • newWomen at Work: How to Command a Room #SHRM18
    Earlier this year, I launched a series here on Workology focused on women in the workplace. The feedback from my first blog post was clear. I received many emails, DMs and phone calls sharing their...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 8:27pm -
  • newAmazing HR Race Logistics at #SHRM18
    I sent out an email today to Amazing HR Race competitors. I’m still accepting team and solo ticket registrations. You can click here to register. The race is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recrui…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jun 18, 4:40pm -
  • new7 LEARN Courses for SPHR Certified Professionals
    Not signed up for LEARN yet? Click here to learn how we make HR recertification and on-demand learning easy. As a certified HR professional myself, recertification is a challenge especially your...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and re…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 9:26pm -
  • Top 7 Tips for LinkedIn Native Video
    Have you noticed the lights, camera, and action now on the LinkedIn home feed? The LinkedIn native video capability was introduced in August 2017 and history was made!  Talk about driving engagement...Workology is the art and science of work, HR a…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 3:48pm -
  • Ep 140 – Future of Work: Autonomous Vehicles Provide Mobility for All
    It isn’t just the workplace that’s evolving. It’s the way in which we work, combined with the way in which we travel to work, that is also changing. Autonomous vehicles offer a new way to travel and...Workology is the art and science of work,…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 5:17pm -

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

  • The #SHRM18 Podcast Extravaganza @DriveThruHR
    Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast (part two) Podcast sponsored by CUE Inc.  and ClearCompany On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 9:31pm -
  • Questions and Answers in Difficult Times
    Questions and Answers in Difficult Times  I’ve been thinking about questions and answers a lot the last few days.  I’ll come back to that point in a bit. SHRM has C-suite level executives as keynote speakers at their National Conference and Exp…
    - 88 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast
      Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM Nat…
    - 90 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 7:51pm -
  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -
  • You need to be at WorkHuman 2018
    Only Two Days Left to Save $300 on WorkHuman 2018 Have you heard of WorkHuman?  If you haven’t, you should check it out.   It’s an event. It’s a movement.  It’s among the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended. If you know about WorkHu…
    - 29 Dec 17, 8:54pm -
  • WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31
    Brene Brown and many other terrific speakers coming to WorkHuman2018 in Austin April 2-5, 2018! Rates go up on October 31st. Use code WH18INF-MVA to save $300! https://www.workhuman.com/  The post WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31 appeared…
    - 30 Oct 17, 8:31pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newHow to Make Your Small Business ADA Compliant
    It’s time for another not so sexy HR topic- how to make your small business ADA compliant. Let’s be honest, most of the federal laws don’t really pertain to the smallest of businesses but this one does. I know I dealt with many times in HR and…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • How Personality Profiles Increase the Effectiveness of Leadership Development Programs
    In May I talked about one reason many leadership development programs fail – lack of individuality. Programs that assume leadership development is one size fits all and do not individualize may be less effective than those that provide different tr…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • #SHRM18 Exhibitor Spotlight: The Movember Foundation
    One of the things I love about being the co-founder of DISRUPTHR Los Angeles and putting together events is meeting amazing HR and business leaders who are doing really great work. One such meeting happened just after Memorial Day when a speaker from…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • HR Tech for Small Businesses and Why Your Spreadsheets Work Just Fine (Maybe)
    If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that our motto is simple. Small businesses can do anything big businesses can do as long as they know how to scale. One of the most common areas small businesses need to know how to scale is…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • #SHRM18 Small Business HR Guide – Must See Sessions and Exhibitors
    If you are anything like me, deciding on your SHRM conference schedule can be overwhelming. Deciding between the hundreds of sessions and knowing which vendors to spend time with is no easy task. Since our focus is small business, we want to attend s…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 1:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • Looking for the BEST in Your New Hires
    The hiring process can be tortuous. Lengthy and cumbersome, the journey from completing an application to day-one-of-employment is often fraught with peril for both the applicant and the recruiting/HR team.  There are hundreds of steps with various…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 11:15am -
  • Those Phantom Workplace Activities
    You would think, in this day and age of transparency in the workplace and access to rapid-fire tech and communication tools that organizations would no longer be ready, willing and able to operate under a cloak of invisibility. If youThe post Those…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 11:28am -
  • BattleBots: Attraction, Retention and Employee Benefits
    Yesterday, as is often the case, there was a good discussion in the HR Open Source Facebook Group. A group member posed a question stating she was looking for creative ideas as her company wants to offer additional benefits/perks beyondThe post Batt…
    - 40 days ago, 9 May 18, 11:18am -
  • A Primer on Gender Friendly Conference & Event Swag
    Back in the day I worked for an organization that was quite keen on holding team retreats. These were off-site business affairs held at a somewhat centrally located resort or venue that could accommodate business meetings, dinners and frivolity forT…
    - 53 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 11:43am -
  • The Dangers Inherent in “Keeping Sweet” at Work
    There’s a mantra, a commandment really, amongst certain religious fundamentalist groups that women and girls should always “keep sweet.” While the concept seems to have originated in polygamous/FLDS cults society, it has reached into other patr…
    - 61 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 11:34am -

HR Tech Girl

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

PeopleGoal Blog

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

The Savage Truth

  • Sixty Savage Seconds – You are a leader huh? Can you do this?
    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 ‘You are a leader huh? Can you do this…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 9:57pm -
  • The Future of Talent. Free webcast
    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand recently launched a new paper on ‘The Future of Talent’, produced by the CA ANZ and PwC. The results were launched in Auckland to an audience of 350, and Greg Savage was the keynote speaker. Here is…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 9:11pm -
  • South Africa. Free Savage recruitment webinar this week!
    Sophisticated selling for the Modern Recruiter This series of half-day master classes will be held in July 2018, in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. As a prelude to the masterclass, we offer a glimpse into the content.. free   Free webinar! 40 mi…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 5:00am -
  • The length of your life is not as important as exploring its full width.
    My life?

 1958 – 2043. That’s what my tombstone will say. If the Shiraz does not get me sooner, and I last that long. It could easily say 1958 – 2018. (Although I sincerely hope not!) But that’s the point. The dates themselves are not th…
    - 28 days ago, 21 May 18, 8:48pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – My biggest tip for recruitment newbies
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘My biggest tip for recruitment newbie…
    - 35 days ago, 14 May 18, 9:09pm -
  • Recruitment. The best it’s been for a decade!
    Three years ago, in response to a barrage of predictions that the recruitment industry was on the verge of destruction, I wrote a piece called ‘Agency recruitment is not dying. It’s growing.’ And it was. And it is now too. I have done a quick r…
    - 42 days ago, 7 May 18, 8:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • Soaring Into Automated Technology Upgrades with Oracle
    Soar is unique in that customers have a dedicated Oracle concierge service that ensures the best possible experience.  There is a mobile app that allows customers to continuously monitor the status of the cloud transition.  It also has something I…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 4:18am -
  • Is Your Health at Risk From Your Work Culture?
    It's imperative that you seek to understand what really drives your own behavior, as well as your teams' behaviors. Don't rely on what you think you already know.  ASK them what is causing their stress.  You may not be able to solve for everything,…
    - 47 days ago, 2 May 18, 3:12pm -
  • Take Control- Stop Feeling Burned Out At Work!
    Employees begin to care less as their burnout grows. You may see decrease in productivity or in the quality of the work product. This also hits the company's bottom line in a negative way. Read More ...
    - 26 Feb 18, 10:16am -
  • The Dangers of Loud “Business Talking” in Public
    It can be a career-ending move to share the wrong information in public. Don't make the mistake. Read More ...
    - 14 Feb 18, 3:29pm -
  • 3 a.m. Eternal- Are You Waking Up In the Night?
    Adults have always had stress and things to worry about, but with the state of our world, our political climate, our workplace demands and our family and personal situations, it seems that the attempt to handle it all means that more of us are waking…
    - 12 Feb 18, 11:30am -

People Equation

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

The Tim Sackett Project

  • new#SHRM18 – Johnny Taylor is the Exciting Leader HR has Needed!
    I’ve been a SHRM member since 2001. Over that entire time, I have never been excited about the leadership of my professional organization in HR. It’s not that SHRM didn’t have good, solid leaders, but they were never people who inspired me in…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 12:55pm -
  • newCareer Confessions from Gen-Z: My Dad is the Greatest!
    I bet you didn’t expect a post from me on a Monday! Well here I am, with an extra post just to celebrate the creator of the Tim Sackett Project, the “foremost expert on workplace hugging”, HR microcelebrity, or otherwise known was my father. Ma…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 12:55pm -
  • “We Can’t Find Talent!” Stop it! You sound dumb! #SHRM18
    So, I’m going to be speaking at SHRM National next week on Monday at 10:45am. The title of my talk is “What Your CEO Wishes HR & TA Would Start Doing!” One of the things our CEO wishes we would start doing is finding them some talent! But, we…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 12:55pm -
  • What do Americans Really Think About Labor Unions?
    So, if you’re in HR, like me, you’re probably sitting back waiting with anticipation for the Supreme Court of the United States to deliver a very important ruling around labor unions in the case Janus vs. AFSCME. It’s a case challenging the pra…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 12:55pm -
  • Career Confessions from Gen Z: If You’re Being Talked About, No Matter What, It’s Probably Good!?
    A hot topic on social media this week has been IHOP’s recent announcement of a temporary name change to IHOb, or International House of Burgers, in an attempt to increase sales for lunch and dinner. While I don’t particularly know of anyone that…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 12:55pm -
  • Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @AltruLabs – Humanize Your Employment Brand
    Today on The Weekly Dose I review the employment branding technology Altru Labs. Altru Labs is an employment branding platform that will transform the way you create content, market your company’s employer brand and personalize the candidate experi…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 12:55pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

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

HR Cloud

Women of HR

HR Examiner

  • newThe Case For Evidence-Based Interviewing: Part 2
    What kind of an interview sequence consistently results in identifying and attracting top performers? Bob Corlett wraps up his two-part series on The Case For Evidence-Based Interviewing.
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 11:30am -
  • HRExaminer v9.24
    The job interview is supposed to predict which candidate will be most successful and encourage that ideal candidate to accept an offer. Most interviews accomplish neither goal. Bob Corlett makes The Case For Evidence-Based Interviewing: Part 1.…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #176: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    Workday Acquires Talent Agency Platform Rallyteam To Bolster Machine Learning Capability and Financial Modeling Startup Adaptive Insights, Homebase Launches Hiring With $20M in Series B Funding, Raet And Talentsoft Sign Strategic Partner Agreement, P…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 11:30am -
  • The Case For Evidence-Based Interviewing: Part 1
    The job interview is a poor predictor of success. While current interviewing practices are ineffective, they are also familiar and comfortable to your managers. Bob Corlett begins a two-part series on how you can engineer a new hiring sequence that w…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 11:30am -
  • HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #280: Jonathan Duarte
    John Sumser speaks with Jonathan Duarte, a veteran CEO and Founder in the HR Tech industry, having started GoJobs.com, one of the first job boards, in 1996. Over the last 22 years, Jonathan has built recruiting software companies across the spectrum…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • HRIntelligencer V2.21
    "AI systems spend their time looking for refinements to a repeatable rule set. The difference between these two notions is exactly where human value matters." - John Sumser
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 11:20am -

Minnesota Headhunter

Fistful of Talent

  • newFacts of (Work) Life: “Manager Pass-Through”
    I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011.  It’s an important fact of life in every organization, so I’m writing about it again today. Here’s the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 3:05pm -
  • The Time Off You Take Between Jobs? It’s Now Called a “Jobbymoon” – and It’s Really Important
    I love it when a long-time workplace practice gets re-defined by some silly new terminology. Yes, I was excited when I discovered what The New York Times is now calling that time you get off in-between jobs. Although I have a lot of problems with Ame…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 12:51pm -
  • PODCAST: Got mad trade skillz? We need you! Plus, tales from a millennial recruiter
    Welcome to Recruiter Confessions! On this episode, Tim Sackett brings in Nathan Ervin, Recruiting Coordinator at Kimbel Mechanical Systems. Nathan shares some hot takes on the following: –The rewards of being a millennial recruiter –Making the sk…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 1:25pm -
  • Are Your Company Values Helping or Hurting?
    Core values: the words that propel a company to great heights. Simply place them on the “about us” tab on your company website, hang a sign on the break room wall, and periodically send an email as a reminder – right?  I think we all know it d…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 1:09pm -
  • #mentalhealthmatters > Especially At Work
    “The pattern of highly accomplished and successful people committing suicide is transfixing. It assures the rest of us that a life of accolades is not all that it’s cracked up to be and that achieving more will not make us happier. At the same ti…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 2:22pm -
  • Recruiters must do this before using AI to make their wildest dreams come true
    The other day I watched a Facebook live of a recruiting pro panel talking about AI and chatbots and the impact on recruiting. One guy said they were coming to take away recruiters jobs. Another gal compared it to letting a robot write your legal docu…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 12:57pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • newAI in HR: A Real Killer App
    Hype and expectations for AI are now sky high.  We will soon be talking to our computers; drones will deliver our groceries; our cars will drive themselves; and most white collar workers will be...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 3:15pm -
  • CornerstoneOnDemand: Momentum Rising
    CornerstoneOnDemand is one of the most successful cloud vendors in the market for integrated talent and learning management software. The company was founded in 1999 and over the last 20 years has...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisor…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jun 18, 7:47pm -
  • A New Paradigm For Corporate Training: Learning In The Flow of Work
    The corporate training market is over $200 billion around the world[1] and it’s going through a revolution. While we often think of training as programs or courses, a new paradigm has arrived, one I...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Adv…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Jun 18, 6:02pm -
  • There Is Now A Job For Everyone Who Wants One: What Does This Mean?
    Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that there are now as many job openings as their are unemployed Americans (6.6 million). In many ways this is an amazing feat, one which would seem...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advis…
    - 36 days ago, 13 May 18, 11:44pm -
  • Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.9% – Hottest War For Talent We’ve Seen in 50 Years
    Today the US unemployment rate dropped to 3.9%.  I cannot overstate how important this is as we consider recruitment, training, and HR strategies. The work we do in recruiting, employment...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Servi…
    - 45 days ago, 4 May 18, 1:22pm -
  • How Has HR Changed In The Last 10 Years? My Interview with Jack Altman from Lattice.
    ... Read more»Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management
    - 68 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 4:45pm -

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • Five Basic E-commerce Terms You Should Know
    As the e-commerce phenomenon grows, the number of sellers looking to jump on the bandwagon is growing at a frantic pace. It is not only the new sellers who want to try their hand at this trending way of selling.  Even the ones already running succes…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 1:55pm -
  • Top 40 Questions to Ask Your Product Design Company
    Developing great products is an art in itself and one that requires experience and expertise in design aesthetics and technicalities of high-quality well-designed products that will fly off the shelves. Outsourcing your product development and brandi…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 8:36pm -
  • How Can Your Law Firm Benefit From Legal Accounting Software?
    The Organizational Benefits of Accounting Software The accounting department forms an integral part of any law firm. Since money is an important aspect of any business, proper financial management is essential for the smooth functioning of legal firm…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 8:27pm -
  • All That You Need To Know About Payday Loans
    There are times when you may need fast cash suddenly because of an emergency situation like an accident or a sudden expense that might crop up out of nowhere. So what do you do? Ask a friend for a loan or apply for one at work? But these ideas might…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 8:18pm -
  • 6 Reasons Why You Need an Applicant Tracking System
    Did you know that 75% of modern recruiters use an Applicant Tracking System? Here are the 6 keys reasons why every successful recruiter needs an Applicant Tracking System. Applicant Tracking System: A revolution in recruiting? When first Applicant Tr…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Jun 18, 5:31pm -
  • Fire Up Your Startup : How to Build a Startup from Scratch
    Whether you’ve always known that you’d eventually go into business for yourself or you recently felt inspired to do so, accomplishing this goal will require effort, motivation and dedication. In addition to generating and sustaining these positiv…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 12:23pm -

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

  • What Others See . . .
    How many times have you walked into as an HR pro, and you felt the room grow cold and silent? If the answer is once, that’s TOO many !! The old standby you hear from HR folks is that when you walk into a room and people audibly say, “Ssshhhh, her…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 10:18pm -
  • The Box
    Today is a very meaningful day for many families. Memorial Day is when we remember those who lost their lives in military service. My biological dad served in the Vietnam War. He was different than many people who were drafted. He voluntarily enliste…
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 18, 2:12am -
  • Be A Door Opener !!
    Recently, it seems like Linked In has unlocked some vault of invitations. I’m not complaining, but it’s a bit daunting to get a constant stream of requests to connect. I’m not an “open networker”, but I am very comfortable in making connect…
    - 29 days ago, 20 May 18, 11:55pm -
  • HR Like An Artist !!
    I don’t consider myself a “typical” male. I have many interests and enjoy all of them. I can talk sports with the best of them, but I don’t limit myself to sports alone. I love engaging in conversations about politics, religion, music, travel…
    - 36 days ago, 14 May 18, 12:40am -
  • Doctor, Doctor !!
    This past weekend my amazing daughter accomplished something 21 years in the making !! (if you start from Kindergarten) She earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. To say that my wife and I are proud would be…
    - 43 days ago, 7 May 18, 12:02am -
  • To Blog Or . . .
    . . . not to blog. That is the question. Whether, ’tis better to keep your thoughts to yourself. Or, to take the chance to put yourself out there for people to critique.” (With apologies to William Shakespeare) I’ve been blogging on a weekly ba…
    - 50 days ago, 29 Apr 18, 10:59pm -

Workplace Diva

  • Five Tips For Dealing with Smartphone-Addicted Teammates
    You're in a meeting when the teammate next to you whispers the five most annoying words in the modern workplace lexicon: "What did she just say?" Your co-worker, who only a few seconds ago couldn't be pulled away from an invigorating round of Super M…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 6:34pm -
  • Dealing with Co-workers Who Don't Plan Ahead for Childcare
    Summer is almost here, which means at least one of your co-workers will realize they still haven't planned out their summer childcare arrangements, and all of the day camps are full. Oops. Let's talk about the co-worker whose childcare arrangements a…
    - 32 days ago, 17 May 18, 5:51pm -
  • The Self-Employed Think the Robot Revolution Won't Hurt Them
    Many employees are worried about artificial intelligence entering the workplace. No, I'm not talking about the 20-something Millennial your company hired last week; I'm talking about real robots here!But there's one group of workers who think AI in t…
    - 33 days ago, 16 May 18, 7:06pm -
  • Blast From the Past: Trying to Keep a Calendar in the Trump Era
    Do you feel like the future can't happen fast enough, but the past can be hard to remember?I was trying to remember when I had my last dental checkup, because it felt like months had passed since my last one. My last checkup was in...January? I must…
    - 39 days ago, 10 May 18, 3:19pm -
  • Study Finds Our Fear of Workplace Robots Could Be Hurting Our Health
    Do you quietly worry about robots stealing your job?A fascinating Ball State/Villanova University study reveals that employees are worried about the metal ones coming for their jobs, and all this worrying could be impacting their overall health!Resea…
    - 40 days ago, 9 May 18, 6:03pm -
  • Are Employees Who Wear Cold Shoulder Tops Getting the Cold Shoulder for Promotions?
    The weather's getting warmer, and that means more tank tops and fancy flip-flops at work. But could your cold-shoulder blouse mean you'll get the cold shoulder when it comes time for a promotion? OfficeTeam recently surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. offi…
    - 41 days ago, 8 May 18, 7:24pm -

Corn on the Job

  • Do You Have The Discipline To Run A Business?
    One of the most common misconceptions about entrepreneurs is that they can take on anything and run it with confidence. It takes a special type of person to be able to take the reins and run a business but a huge part of the success of a small busine…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 3:09pm -
  • Importance Of Having A Professional Resume
    Your resume is the first impression you make on a prospective employer. That’s why it’s crucially important that you make your resume as professional and impressive as possible. Otherwise, you may never get that call back for an interview. So, si…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 12:00pm -
  • Technological Advances: A Side by Side Comparison of the Traditional and Modern Ways of Studying
    Just like car models, phones, the internet and virtually every other thing, teaching styles have evolved significantly over the years; from the old memorization and recitation techniques to the modern tactics that involve interactive methods. This ar…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 4:54pm -
  • Stop Feeling Stuck: Here’s How To Work For Your Dream Career Today
    https://unsplash.com/photos/XzUMBNmQro0   When you think about it, it’s pretty insane that we’re expected to know what we want to do with our lives at sixteen. Yes, sixteen! The age where we start to think about the colleges we are applying to!…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 12:57pm -
  • A Job For Life, Not Just Today
    When you’re looking for a job, it seems like you’ll be happy once you find a position that is well-paying and that you enjoy. And yes, that is a good start, but there is something else you should think about, too. As much as we’d like it to be…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 2:56pm -
  • Moving to Dubai? Here’s How to Find a Job in Advance of Your Move
    Dubai, like many other Middle Eastern countries, was built on oil wealth. Today, however, oil revenue only accounts for 5% of Dubai’s GDP and the Emirate has successfully diversified into a thriving business centre and tourist destination. Dubai is…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Jun 18, 1:42pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

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

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

The HR Blog

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

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

  • Playing To Your Strengths with Mary Ellen Slayter
    Staying nimble and agile will take you a long way – in business and in life. Jennifer catches up with her friend Mary Ellen Slayter, pivot master and CEO of Reputation Capital Media Services, LLC, a B2B content marketing agency based out of Baton…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Rewire Yourself for Growth with Tim Sackett
    When it comes to making an impact, nobody brings the fire like Tim Sackett. Jennifer catches up with her old friend and firebrand who isn’t afraid to say, blog and write what’s on his mind. As outspoken leader in his field, with 20 years of top-…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Understanding Human Behavior To Do Well, Do Good And Do You with Dr. Daniel Crosby
    When the market moves as fast and Donald Trump tweets, how should we think about money in the digital age? Jennifer talks with psychologist and behavioral finance expert Dr. Daniel Crosby about his life story and how he has built a career helping bot…
    - 18 days ago, 31 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • Take Risks And Take Action To Grow With Ben Brooks
    Everyone’s journey to becoming an impact maker is different and unique. Today, Jennifer talks with business coach Ben Brooks, the founder and CEO of Pilot, Inc about his path from a rental car company to founding his own digital coaching service, a…
    - 25 days ago, 24 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • Impact Makers Episode 12 — Recruiting in the Digital Age with Carmen Hudson
    Sometimes making an impact comes down to finding the perfect person for the job. A self-described “recruiting geek” and a woman of many hats, Carmen Hudson is an impact-maker in every sense. She has enjoyed a prestigious career recruiting for Ama…
    - 32 days ago, 17 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • Impact Makers Episode 11 — Building Intentional Connections with Jennifer McClure
    In this episode, our host Jennifer McClure talks about the importance of developing key relationships when trying to maximize your impact in our world. Digital communication has made it easier to connect with people across the globe but nothing repla…
    - 39 days ago, 10 May 18, 1:00pm -

True Faith HR

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

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • new The Very Common Things Cruel Managers Do
    What constitutes cruelty at the office? Someone asked on Quora “What was the cruelest thing a company has ever done to you as an employee?” You may be prepared for stories of confiscating passports or not wage theft, and those things are cruel.…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 11:19am -
  • Netflix Has a New Sexual Harassment Policy. It’s Like 7th Grade on Steroids
    One of the big problems with US sexual harassment law is that it depends on feelings. The “victim” must feel offended in order for sexual harassment to occur. That means there are no bright lines (other than criminal ones) that determine what i…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 11:44am -
  • Managing Isn’t Easy—But That’s No Excuse to Shirk the Responsibility

    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 11:22am -
  • Diversity Will Not Save Your Business
    Penguin Random House UK released a statement about their diversity goals. They state (bold in the original): To better understand how our actions are making a difference in the long term we need to better understand the diversity of the authors we p…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 10:21am -
  • Be A Self-Made Goddess
    I’m not normally the self-made Goddess type, but my friend, Evrim Numanoglu Ozgen, has interviewed me and over 20 other experts in professions such as parenting, life coaching, success coaching, human resources, energy healing, physical healing, wo…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 3:07pm -
  • Dilemma of the Month: Bias in Human Resources
    I am the chief financial officer for a 90-plus person firm and the head of human resources reports to me. Several employees have told me they feel uncomfortable going to the HR manager with complaints or concerns, because she’s really good friends…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 10:41am -

Lean HR

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

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

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

Inc Blot

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

Cost of Work

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

The Buzz on HR

  • It’s Time to Get Serious About Pay Transparency and Equity
    More and more states are passing laws requiring pay equity between men and women. More and more states are passing laws protecting employees who share information about their pay and who file claim against their employer for inexplicable disparities.…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 10:30am -
  • Check Out My Recent Podcast Interviews!
    Since ending the 2018 #BlackBlogsMatter challenge, I’ve taken a brief break from blogging. I poured a lot of myself creatively and emotionally into the posts I wrote. I needed a moment to recharge. In the meanwhile, I’ve done 2 awesome interviews…
    - 18 days ago, 31 May 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 15 – Shifting the Minority Mindset
    I don’t like the word “minority”. People are not minorities. People are miracles. To be conceived, gestate and born alive and healthy is a miracle. To get up every day and go out into a world that was built for you to be oppressed and fail is a…
    - 52 days ago, 27 Apr 18, 10:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 14 – Stop Falling for White Catfish
    According to the urban dictionary, a catfish is someone who gives the impression of being attractive or sympathetic to attract attention online only to turn out to be the opposite of what is portrayed. Typically, catfishing is used in romantic relati…
    - 53 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 10:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 13 – The Art of Centering Marginalized Voices
    If you’re going to have diverse people in your workplace,  you have a responsibility to to build inclusion.  Period. This starts with recognizing 3 things:  Supremacy and Patriarchy are real and the majority of oppression is a spinoff of these 2…
    - 54 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 12 – Sis vs The Sisterhood
    White. Male. Christian. Wealthy. Young. Able-Bodied. Hetero-sexual … If you do NOT belong to all of these groups at the same time, you’ve been oppressed at some time in some way. And if you do not belong to all of these groups at the same time, y…
    - 55 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 11:00am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newHow to Have Productive Office Meetings
    Meetings are usually considered as boring and a waste of time. Employees often dread their weekly meeting because they’re monotonous and not worthwhile. There are so many ways in which managers can improve their meetings with the following tips bel…
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 4:03pm -
  • newWhy Great People Make Great Companies
    This week on the Employer Branding Podcast, we’re with a Chicago-based tech company that has been through the peaks and troughs of business and now competing for the best talent with the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook. James Ellis is the Globa…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jun 18, 4:05pm -
  • new5 Ways to Avoid Employee Absences During the World Cup
    The FIFA World Cup only happens once every four years, so it’s a special occasion for many.  The 2014 World Cup in Brazil saw 131 million working days lost as people skipped work or stayed up late to celebrate (or commiserate) their team’s perf…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 4:03pm -
  • 4 Ways to Improve Candidate Care
    With the unemployment rate in the UK languishing at around the 4.1% mark – the lowest since 1975 – candidates continue to be in short supply. And yet, despite Brexit and other market influences, new jobs are being created and need to be filled. E…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 4:05pm -
  • 5 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated Under High Pressure
    My previous job was customer service for a huge electronics brand. Many days were ten hours of non-stop calls, some with furious customers who have been trying to resolve issues for weeks or even months, and they’ve just waited on hold for half an…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 4:01pm -
  • What Role Does Personalization Play in Employee Wellness?
    If everyone’s needs were the same then the world would be a very boring place. In fact, it’s very rare that any two people like exactly the same things all the time. The same can apply to employee wellness programs. While most companies will agre…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 4:05pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • Bigots – They’re Closer Than You Think
    I have, for years, taught discrimination and harassment prevention courses for employers large and small. And I have, for just as many years, spoke my mind to participants in these courses who laugh and joke about the content. “If you think this is…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Pleasantly Plump in HR
    Often wonder what goes through someone’s mind when meeting another business professional for the first time? Some might not while others may wonder about their own appearance, is there a stain on their shirt or food in their teeth. When you’re co…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • CSU and the Myth of the Meritocracy (You Don’t Belong Here)
    That Colorado State University blow-up with the two Native American students being harassed while on a college tour has me thinking. Specifically, on why I get annoyed at folks who push back on diversity, inclusion, and representation in the workplac…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Stephon Clark: The Clapback and Aftermath
    After Stephon Clark was shot at 20x by police who suspected him of breaking into vehicles in a Sacramento neighborhood. Faith Linthicum was fired from Kaieser Permanente after posting on her personal Facebook Page the following “Yeah but he (Step…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 1:30pm -
  • What’s Your Nextpertise? You Should Always Be Building One
    This summer marks 40 years since I received my Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. A field I worked in for fewer years than it took me to learn. And yet, the skills that allowed me to earn that degree have carried into every role I have had since…
    - 28 days ago, 21 May 18, 1:23pm -
  • Bringing HR Back: The King’s Speech
      The top HR stories over the past 18 months have been sexual harassment and pay equality. Since I have written about sexual harassment at length I want to write a bit more about pay equality. You know the statistics, women (white women) take home a…
    - 75 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 2:11pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • How Canva’s Scott Crowe Hires Tech Talent During Hyper-Growth
    When you’re a startup in the midst of hyper-growth, hiring the right engineering talent quickly becomes both the biggest challenge and priority to sustain your momentum.  Just ask lead recruiter Scott Crowe, whose main focus has been to increase t…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 4:30pm -
  • How Plagiarism Detection Works at HackerRank
    Last year, as many as 20% of computer science students at Stanford were flagged for possible cheating. Likewise, of all the code violations that occurred at Brown last year, half of them were related to plagiarizing in computer science. As take-home…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Jun 18, 2:18pm -
  • Workshape’s Hung Lee on the State of Hiring Developers
    This is the sixth episode of HackerRank Radio, our podcast for engineering leaders interested in solving developers’ toughest problems today: Hiring the right developers. Hosted by Vivek Ravisankar (CEO & Co-founder, HackerRank). You can subscribe…
    - 18 days ago, 31 May 18, 4:22pm -
  • How GoDaddy’s Chief Product Officer Fosters Growth & Innovation
    Steven Aldrich joined GoDaddy in 2012, initially leading GoDaddy’s Productivity business. He spent over a decade at Intuit, co-founded an online service that simplified shopping for insurance, has been the CEO of two other venture-funded start-ups,…
    - 32 days ago, 17 May 18, 5:07pm -
  • How to Create a Proven Workflow for Hiring Senior Developers
    When scaling up your technical teams, it’s important to establish a strong foundation to build upon. One of the pillars of a strong foundation is hiring strong senior developers—who are often the toughest to recruit. Because these candidates are…
    - 34 days ago, 15 May 18, 8:26pm -
  • Engineering Leadership Guide – How To Build A Hiring Process for Engineering – Part 1
    Hiring the right people is the number one priority for every business. The best leaders know they have to develop a game plan to focus on who they hire first before executing on the strategy of how they build their team. The war for talent is still h…
    - 40 days ago, 9 May 18, 4:41pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

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

The Recruiting Unblog

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

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • 10 Common Project Management Mistakes
    Making mistakes and learning is really what helps us elevate ourselves from the normal flawed human to an experienced individual. It’s an essential part of the learning process we all must go through to become better individuals. However not all mi…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 11:10am -
  • True Costs of Investing in a Business (And Ways to Raise Funds)
    You’ve decided that you’re tired of churning out hours of work for pennies on the dollar. After years of working a traditional 9 to 5,  you’re ready to take the plunge into entrepreneurship. You’re not quite sure if you want to start your ow…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 1:17pm -
  • Decluttering ideas for your home office
    As the saying goes, ‘a tidy space means a tidy mind’, however many of us still work in cluttered and untidy environments despite this sound advice. Many studies support the notion that people who work in a cluttered, disorganised environment are…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 11:33am -
  • Life on the Road: 5 Tips for Travelling Freelance Writers
    Freelance writing has rapidly become one of the modern-day career choices for people all over the world. With the ability to work with just a simple laptop and your mind, more and more people are choosing to leave the traditional confines of a house…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 11:24am -
  • 10 Ways to Create an Effective Work Space
    Work spaces are only effective if they’re optimized for productivity and work flow. With a good work space, you can get more work done with less stress. Here are the 10 ways I’ve optimized my work space: 1. Make Distractions Harder to Access Litt…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 2:00pm -

Make HR Happen

  • Holes in Your Underwear (and Other Little Secrets)
    We’ve all done it. That last pair of underwear in the drawers drawer is not something you would be proud to have others see you wearing. Your mother always told you not to leave home without pristine underwear in case of an accident. If there is no…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 8:52pm -
  • Wanted – Team Player
    What does being a team player in a business environment mean? It’s probably easier to describe the characteristics of a non-team player. In 1964, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart wrote about a decision on pornography by saying that he couldn’…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 3:41pm -
  • Good Enough Is Not Enough
    We are at war. Mediocrity is winning so far. I went shopping for shoes in one of those stores that advertises designer shoes at discount prices. I asked a mature looking woman wearing a store ID badge what happened to all the Brannock devices they us…
    - 20 days ago, 29 May 18, 1:58pm -
  • Safety Nets and Backup Plans
    Intelligent decision making requires the use of all weapons in our arsenal. Careless decision making is far easier. Except for a situation that is of so little importance that anything works, or is so simple nothing fails, the route to a less than a…
    - 3 Nov 17, 2:51pm -
  • Life and Career Analogs
    In a recent impromptu interview with award winning movie writer/director Edward Lyons, a story I hope he will someday allow me to record and promote, something clicked in my brain. My career in talent acquisition in a corporate world is not so differ…
    - 25 Oct 17, 6:30pm -

No Excuses HR

  • Rockstars Want to Work for Rockstars, So Build Your Personal Brand
    Recently I had an opportunity to be a guest on Jeff Hyman's terrific podcast - Strong Suit! Jeff and I roared through the show so quickly I couldn't believe it ended so fast.Here's the kickoff to the show...click the link below and give it a listen!…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 6:14pm -
  • Failure Is Not A Competency
    Proclaiming one's failures seems to be a trendy thing to do these last few years. It's an odd thing though, at least it is to me.I get the whole "learn from your mistakes" angle...but, really...relishing in one's failures?Lower the BarI'll be honest…
    - 19 days ago, 30 May 18, 11:51am -
  • #MeToo Is About Everyone
    Anger is rampant. Accusations are rampant. Accountability is rampant. Men are running for cover, and women feel more empowered than ever before. It's embarrassing that in a country with as much potential as the United States, it's taken this long fo…
    - 27 days ago, 22 May 18, 12:36pm -
  • Standing In the Middle of a Time of Worry
    Long title, I know. It's a line from a song that is pretty cool. But it speaks to something so pervasive in the workplace (and outside the workplace too.)The weight of...everything.So much to accomplish. So many projects. So many needs for the ri…
    - 35 days ago, 14 May 18, 2:32pm -
  • Culture of Weakness
    I've been blessed to serve in leadership roles for more than twenty years. When I started out, I looked up to, and sometimes laughed at, the 'older' leaders in my organization and how they behaved. (old at that time = 50 or older...which is now...me.…
    - 40 days ago, 9 May 18, 4:03pm -
  • Ruthlessly Eliminate Hurry
    The pace. My pace...the hectic, busy, sometimes chaotic whirlwind of life can be a bit much at times. Easy to complain about, right? And also, easy to be thankful for in a world with so much pressure. Something MoreAmidst the noise, deadlines, expe…
    - 47 days ago, 2 May 18, 12:04pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • Sometimes Experts Really Suck at Being Experts
    J.K. Rowling, writer of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, faced rejection from so-called experts. Twelve publishers rejected Rowling’s first Harry Potter manuscript. Twelve “experts” rejected who was to become the world’s first billi…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 12:47pm -
  • Making a Best Workplace List is Not a Marketing Strategy
    Trying to make a best workplace list is not a marketing strategy. It is a people strategy. Making the “list” should be based on treating employees with trust and respect. If your great workplace initiative is being championed by the marketing dep…
    - 19 days ago, 30 May 18, 3:04pm -
  • Core Values Should Extend to Candidate Experience
    An organization’s core values should extend to their candidate experience. From the moment a job candidate enters their data in an applicant tracking system, the organization’s core values should reach out and touch them. For most companies, appl…
    - 20 days ago, 29 May 18, 7:50pm -
  • Size Does Not Matter
    Size does not matter. David and Goliath is the biblical story of a small boy who volunteers to fight a giant warrior. David didn’t have a chance. His odds were dismal. Conventional wisdom said he didn’t have the size or skills to win. Yet, he de…
    - 33 days ago, 16 May 18, 9:07pm -
  • We Do Not Hire Unemployed Candidates
    We don’t hire unemployed candidates. Have you heard recruiters espouse this hiring policy? This idea is based on the premise only low performers are laid-off or fired. This can be a misguided recruiting philosophy. When companies are acquired, enti…
    - 35 days ago, 14 May 18, 4:37pm -
  • If You’re Not Young You’re Too Old
    That’s what workers over 50 are made to think. The workplace values Millennials over experienced workers. Ageism is an unspoken yet real workplace issue. Twenty percent of workers in the U.S. is 55 or older. Sixty-four percent claim they have exper…
    - 76 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 3:04pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

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

Talent Culture

  • new#WorkTrends: The Power of People Data
    “People analytics” is a term that gets a lot of people (myself included!) very excited. But the idea of people […]The post #WorkTrends: The Power of People Data appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • #SHRM18: Q&A with Maestro Health CHRO Sheryl Simmons
    I have a long list of speakers I can’t wait to see at SHRM next week. High on that list […]The post #SHRM18: Q&A with Maestro Health CHRO Sheryl Simmons appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • To Spark Real Employee Engagement, Choose Your HR Tech Wisely
    On June 28, Paycom and I are collaborating on a webinar about engagement that everyone needs to attend. Why? Because […]The post To Spark Real Employee Engagement, Choose Your HR Tech Wisely appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 12:28pm -
  • 3 HR Tech Trends to Watch
    If you work in HR, you know that the HR tech marketplace is absolutely exploding. Your inbox is probably overflowing […]The post 3 HR Tech Trends to Watch appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 12:28pm -
  • How Global Mobility Can Advance Diversity and Inclusion
    In the quest for success, diversity and inclusion are playing an increasingly important role. Customers are looking for companies that […]The post How Global Mobility Can Advance Diversity and Inclusion appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • #WorkTrends: Social Screening and the Future of Talent Acquisition
    You can learn a lot about job candidates by their social media profiles and posts. But how do you accurately […]The post #WorkTrends: Social Screening and the Future of Talent Acquisition appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 11:15am -

Recruiting Animal

  • Treat Smart People To Lunch
    Hubspot's policy: "Take someone smart out for a meal. Learn something. Expense it. No approval needed. No limits. No rules. Use good judgment.“ At age 24, Shah had a small network so he asked a senior sales rep for guidance. “His advice: ‘Picku…
    - 13 Jan 18, 4:18pm -
  • Swearing Is Good For You
    On The Recruiting Animal Show, guest, Chris Schwacofer, came under fire for his salty tongue. So, here's an article about that: "For as long as I can remember, I’ve been unable to convincingly curse.... If I’m chatting with a colleague and they s…
    - 13 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • Job Search Optimism
    The other day, Rob Dromgoole, an excellent recruiter, posted a quotation from Colin Powell on Facebook. It read: "Optimism is a force multiplier". That was one of of Powell's rules for leadership. He also said this: "I am talking about a gung-ho atti…
    - 14 Dec 17, 5:15pm -

Amplify Talent

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

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

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

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

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

  • Job Reference follow up
    A beautiful gesture!Job reference follow upYou would be surprised how many candidates unintentionally burn bridges with their references after the job was landed. Don’t think it was you? If we are not reaching out with updates to these importan…
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  • Control what your job references say about you
    Direct what is said in your references checksControlling the reference checks conversationFor most of us, the reference checks stage of a job search either scare us shitless or we don’t realize how important this step is. Depending on our pers…
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  • How many job references?
    Is your recruiter able to reach the 2 job references you provided?How many job references should I provide? Congrats! We landed a job offer and the hiring company is going to check your job references. Today, I want us to think about providing m…
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  • The critical missed step when candidates ask question in a job interview
    This interviewer is thinking, “He had the job until he asked me these candidate interview questions.”Today’s post explains how candidates can have a great interview. The hiring manager is thinking “this candidate is the one”.  Then, in t…
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  • Overquaflied. The unintended signals your resume conveyed that declined you for the job
    What do you think when this guy applies for your job?Overqualified for the jobIn my business, I meet a lot of overqualified candidates. How do I know they are an overqualified candidate? Here are a few statements I hear on a regular basis :I di…
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  • Less is more in your job search
    When it comes to the job searchWhy less is more in the job searchYes, less is more in the job search. I know that I have been blogging about job search for close to 10 years, so in my opinion, there is obviously a lot going on. No doubt, there ar…
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HR Gal Friday

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

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

  • Destination Nashville #HRTN17
    The 2017 Tennessee SHRM Conference will most definitely be the destination for up-to-date and relevant HR industry news, best practices and networking. But in the mean time and in between time, HR folks like to have a good time…and there’s … Co…
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  • 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…
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  • 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 →
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • Hope
    Watch the children. Right outside my door is a running path that goes around a small pond, skirts the edge of two hospitals and eventually meanders past a pretty good-sized playground at the edge of a large market. The playground is usually full, oth…
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  • Greatness
    Are you grateful? Yesterday I had a full day – between playing golf and then marshaling I was on the course for 14 hours and the peak temp was 99 (37 C for my global friends.) It was a long day. I knew I had to stop at the grocery store on the way…
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  • The Doctor is Out
    I’m not a doctor, but I play one on tv. That’s an old commercial so it my not resonate with many of you but what I remember being surprised about was that the actor had to remind the viewer he wasn’t a doctor. As if. Flash forward to current ti…
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  • Productive
    Cough, ahem. Yours truly has been fighting a series of flu-like problems for a month now. Actually, that’s not accurate: my respiratory has been fighting me and I’ve been covering up in a weak imitation of Ali’s Rope-a-Dope. Except, I’m losin…
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  • Be Good at Life
    You can do it. Much of what I write about is centered on being effective at work. After three decades in some of the most successful technology companies in the world I’ve learned more than a few things. And one of the fundamentals I’ve learned i…
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Joe Gerstandt Blog

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

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

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

  • newA chart, like a picture, says more than words do
    Welcome back to the work week (and try not to skip out on too much of what you need to do this week to watch the World Cup). Actually, can we pass a law that makes the World Cup more convenient to my personal time zone? But enough about that.Here's…
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  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 324 - HR and the Internet and Technology Trends for 2018
    HR Happy Hour 324 - HR and the Internet and Technology Trends for 2018Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, hosts Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane tal…
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  • When to tell an employee who resigns - 'No need to work your two weeks notice, just get out of here'
    The World Cup kicks off today and in what can only be deemed a fantastic coincidence for the 'Sports and HR' blogosphere, the event has already provided us with an incredible story upon which to opine, one that fits the formula of 'Yes, it is a 'spor…
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  • A reminder to evaluate the work, not just the person doing the work
    Here's a super interesting story from the art world that I spotted in the New York Times and is titled The Artwork Was Rejected. Then Banksy Put His Name To It.The basics of the story, and they seem to be undisputed, are these:1. The British Roya…
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  • Balancing data and judgment in HR decision making
    A few weeks ago I did an HR Happy Hour Show with Joshua Gans, co-author of the excellent book Prediction Machines. On the show, we talked about one of the central ideas in the book - the continuing importance of human judgment in decision making, eve…
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  • The weekend company culture test
    NOTE: I am re-running a piece (with a few light edits) from a couple of years ago about company email culture. I was at an event this past Friday where I overheard a few people talking about this very subject - who in their organization was always em…
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Women of HR

Creative Chaos HR

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Recruitifi Blog

  • Unleashing talent as a competitive weapon
    Whether you’re still focusing on traditional “time-to-hire” or agonizing over what an unfilled position is costing your company, you know that when it comes to recruiting and hiring, time is of the essence. This already high pressur…
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  • the challenges of recruiting in hypergrowth
    Perfecting your recruitment and hiring process is hard enough during so-called normal conditions, but as Wrede Petersmeyer and the rest of the team at Airbnb found out, it’s even more difficult during a period of hypergrowth. Since Wred…
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  • Full-Time Workers Increasingly Willing to Work Part-Time
    Introduction A new RecruitiFi survey on the career paths of 1,000 U.S. full-time and part-time adult employees found that individuals currently working full-time are increasingly likely to seek part-time work due to the flexibility as…
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  • The Intersection of Ad Tech and IT Recruiting
    Due to the omnipresence of smartphones and the web’s proven success as an advertising platform, there’s increased demand to place candidates with an intersection of IT and advertising skills in positions. The burgeoning ad tech indust…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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HR Hardball

  • Fool’s Gold – The “Passive” Candidate
    “Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry. Not only is it described as the gold standard of a “strategic” Recruiting team, but “passive recruiting” started appeari…
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  • 3 Things Glassdoor Taught Me
    About a year ago, I started to manage our corporate Glassdoor account. Seemed like the perfect responsibility for me to assume; I lead our Talent Acquisition department, I love to write, and my 17 years as a married man has […]The post 3 Things Gl…
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  • Herding Cats….and Recruiters
    Remember when you had a recruiting desk to manage? You had your requisitions, you had phone screens scheduled, interviews scheduled, you knew your hiring managers, and you developed a rhythm. Cashing checks and snapping necks. And then they went and…
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  • Kicking The Ant Pile
    I think most of us would admit that being a control freak is a frustrating (and ultimately losing) proposition. At work, our ability to “control” things is usually more dependent upon the company cruising on auto-pilot, business as usual, allowin…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • Character Building Experiences
    We all face experiences that test our temperament, our spirit, and our moral fiber. They provoke us to choose between what we feel we should do and what we would do, if not for the expectations of others. Or, they stop us in our tracks because they a…
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  • Yes, I am Judging You
    If it looks like I have been judging you, it's because I have. If it wasn't me evaluating how you chose to respond on a group email and coming up with a snarky response I'll never deliver or predicting the negative impacts of your personal motivatio…
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  • Motherhood and Cliche
    My daughter is 16, going on college. I remember being pregnant worrying about what I would do if the baby was sick on a day I couldn't be off work. The worry was for nothing. My answer was clear the moment I saw my daughter for the very first time -…
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  • A Reluctant Exerciser: On the Road to Recovery
    I completed The Fast Factory Challenge today. My goals for the 6-weeks were pedestrian: recharge my exercise routine,  clean up my diet, and downsize my menopausal muffin top . Not for one moment did I entertain the idea of shifting my lifelong rela…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • Master Recruiter Series: What Does Recruiting Have to Do with Retention?
    Please note:  This is a re-post of an article, “Hiring For Keeps – What Does Recruiting Have to Do With Retention?”, that I originally wrote for the Jobsite.com blog , where I am honored to be a regular contributor! Recruiting is a Business Fu…
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  • Master Recruiter Series: Sourcing, SourceCon & SourceCon After Dark
    I am starting a new series of posts that I will write on from time to time, that will focus on skills and concepts that I think are the difference makers that define great recruiters.  Sourcing, how we discover and identify potential candidates, is…
    - 31 Jan 13, 12:00pm -

Something Different HR

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Change-Effect

  • newLead change with care
    I’ve written before about toxic cultures, but I was struck by the story that I read over the weekend about the legal case being brought against former executives of France Telecom. I’m no expert on the case in hand, but the story sets out a cultu…
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  • Lionel Shriver is wrong
    It was with a level of incredulity that I read the comments by Lionel Shriver over the weekend about the inclusivity agenda being championed by Penguin Random House. For those who know me, I spent the best part of 9 years in the business and would li…
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  • Women on Boards – Let the excuses begin
    The interim report from the Hampton Alexander Review caused headlines last week. On explaining why they didn’t have enough female representation on their Boards, the review cited the most commonly heard reasons from FTSE 350 chairs and chief execu…
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  • Technical skills need qualifications too…
    My very first, post university, job was as a lecturer of Psychology. I worked evening at the local Further Education (FE) college teaching GCSE and A-level Psychology to adult returners who had either not got the qualifications in their youth, or dec…
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  • Incongruence and forward motion
    I wouldn’t mind betting that if I were to grant any of us supreme power and the ability to redesign the world in which we live, to recreate the moral, economic and social fabric of society, we would all have pretty clear views on some of our base f…
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  • You’re being watched
    As a leader, you’re always being watched. People look to you to set the pace, the tempo, the mood and the energy. They take their lead from you, how you are and how you present. There is absolutely no getting away from it. People will copy your lan…
    - 36 days ago, 14 May 18, 8:11am -

PeopleTactics

  • Learning Ability: The Key to Hiring Talent for Tomorrow
    When it comes to talent, we tend to think of hiring someone who has a specific list of skills or experience to meet our business needs of TODAY. Hiring someone based on how well his resume matches the job description is a traditional approach and not…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 6:51pm -
  • HR & Business Metrics: What Are You Tracking?
    As the value of having real-time data at your fingertips becomes increasingly important, the use of people analytics has evolved from mere project-based initiatives to a more proactive integrated strategy that drives work forward. Instead of operatin…
    - 38 days ago, 11 May 18, 9:27pm -
  • How Up-To-Date is Your Employment Application?
    The employment application is a standard document for any recruiting process. Having applicants complete the employment application at the onset of the recruitment phase is important. Equally important is making sure it is up-to-date on the ever-chan…
    - 52 days ago, 28 Apr 18, 2:00am -
  • Promoting a Respectful Workplace
    Plain and simple – there is no room for harassment in the workplace. Behaviors that constitute harassment can impede the victim’s ability to function at their best and inadvertently affect those around them. When an employee is harassed by a co-w…
    - 67 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Real-Time Feedback: Why You Need It and What to Do With It
    Chances are, somewhere in your organization you are collecting real-time feedback. Real-time feedback provides us with a glimpse into a segment’s current feelings, attitudes, and behaviors that can have an impact on our business. However, just gath…
    - 80 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 10:02pm -
  • The Role of AI at Work
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just something in movies anymore – it is becoming more and more mainstream every day. Recently, we discussed the role of AI in eLearning. But what about other facets of the workplace? How can we leverage the bene…
    - 94 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 5:00pm -

HR Culture Club

  • Resume Quick Tips

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

Accidental HR

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

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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

Stratify

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

Break the Frame

  • Need to Get out of a Rut? This One Phrase Is Holding You Back
    I hear it all the time. “My life sucks. I hate my life.” Usually, at some point, they stop and take a breath and I ask the $92,000 question. “What are you going to do about it?” That’s when they look somewhere between a deer in headlights a…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Try This Quick Game to Uncover Your Success Attitude
    My son likes to wake up early to ease into the day. The only problem I have with his easing is that I’m the one who has to get up first, get out of bed, and get him moving.  Initially, he decided he’d watch TV while I fetched breakfast. Bet you…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • 25 Life Experiences that Require Strong Everyday Leadership
    It’s no secret that I moved from the East Coast USA to the Australian Outback. Even when people (i.e. friends and family) doubted my sanity, I stayed firm on my vision of the life I wanted to create. This week I’m on vacation with a friend in Ade…
    - 21 days ago, 29 May 18, 9:30am -
  • Plagiarism is Stealing. Changing Two Words Does Not Make it Yours.
    When I first started my website and business, I worked with a branding company and labored over every word and every choice. I wanted my site to be a reflection of me, my experience and personality.  Imagine my surprise when my About Page descriptio…
    - 28 days ago, 22 May 18, 9:30am -
  • How Will You Know? When Do You Have Enough?
    I always thought it would be cool to collect something. To love something enough that I enjoyed the hunt and became an expert at spotting quality. For a while, I tried teacups. Pretty, flowered, delicate and a snooze-fest. I bought two or three, got…
    - 35 days ago, 15 May 18, 9:39am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • #Unleash18 Solve For Happiness, Change The World with Mo Gawdat
    010010000030 “If we get AI right it is the last frontier for humanity. Everything beyond AI will invent and create on our behalf beyond that.” ~Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer of Google X How does this statement sit with you? Right now,…
    - 25 days ago, 24 May 18, 6:24pm -
  • #Unleash18 Humans + Bureaucracy: Control No More
    000050200020   “Bureaucracy is a global thing. “ ~ Gary Hamel, Professor at London Business School I had the opportunity to sit in on a Q&A session Day 1 with Gary Hamel, Professor at London Business School at Unleash 2018 in Vegas. Long before…
    - 28 days ago, 21 May 18, 4:19pm -
  • The Challenge of Empathy
    13200600000110  Before I get to my story, a quote from a 2017 Forbes article titled: “How Empathetic Are You, Really?”. On empathy, the author Liz Guthridge says: “Being empathetic is similar to cooking. You may know the recipe for how to prep…
    - 67 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:14pm -
  • The Existential Problem of Coonery
    510040000010 Let’s start by defining what a “coon” is. A “coon” is a black person who values what white people think of them more than they care to honor their culture and the suffrage of the racial group they identify with. A “coon” se…
    - 25 Feb 18, 3:14pm -
  • The State of the Union on Wokeness
    210040000000 This week’s theme for #BlackBlogsMatter is “The Tao of Woke”. As a result, I decided to speak about the state of “wokeness” and what it should mean for you as we continue to navigate difficult themes around race relations and s…
    - 16 Feb 18, 8:55pm -
  • Six Tips for Cultivating a Healthy Online Work Environment
    000030000000 The need for a healthy and satisfying work environment is not up for discussion. Any enlightened manager knows its benefits. The same need extends to remote workgroups, and that is still something of a revelation to many leaders.  Perha…
    - 12 Feb 18, 12:00pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Blurry Vision
    Recently, an employee from an organization I worked at several years ago reached out on LinkedIN. They wanted to share their experience of a project I led back then to introduce SMART goals as part of the performance planning and assessment process.…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 3:31am -
  • Bear-Spotting in BC
    I leave for Whistler, British Columbia first thing tomorrow morning for Actionable’s annual Consulting Partner Summit, and while I generally pride myself on packing light, I had to level up this time since I’m bringing a bunch of print materials…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 2:45am -
  • The “Genius Pass” & Other Toxic BS
    I always loved the show Arrested Development. In fact, after the last US election I vowed to only comment on US politics on Facebook using gifs from the show, to avoid contributing to the vitriolic, overwhelming, and (in my opinion) futile, political…
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 18, 2:40am -
  • The Spread of Shadow Work
    This week’s Google Duplex demo raised important and provocative ethical questions about human-machine interactions. It also offered a glimmer of hope that the long-ago promise that technology would free us from mental and physical grunt work to enj…
    - 29 days ago, 21 May 18, 2:17am -
  • The Essential Intentions of Our Work Lives
    I am not good at sleeping. I used to be, but as I’ve gotten older I seem to have forgotten how. That is one reason that I was captivated when I heard Jocelyn Glei’s interview with Rubin Naiman, a sleep psychologist and professor, on her podcast H…
    - 36 days ago, 14 May 18, 2:43am -
  • This Wicked Problem
    If you read this blog with any regularity, you’ll know that I’ve been hip deep in a research project of my own making since last year, with the goal to deepen my understanding of workplace sexual harassment as a systemic problem, how HR is implic…
    - 43 days ago, 7 May 18, 2:29am -

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

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

HR Bartender

  • newAsking Employees for Reimbursement After They’ve Departed – Ask #HR Bartender
    We want to do nice things for employees, but that sometimes backfires. This HR Bartender reader paid for things then the employee left. Any reimbursement?The post Asking Employees for Reimbursement After They’ve Departed – Ask #HR Bartender appe…
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 8:57am -
  • newOrganizations: It’s Time for Family Friendly Leave Programs
    Leave programs benefit recruiting and retention efforts. Learn how family friendly leave benefits help companies remain competitive to hire and keep talent.The post Organizations: It’s Time for Family Friendly Leave Programs appeared first on hr b…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 8:57am -
  • How to Find Mentors Who Will Support Your Goals
    Mentors help with career development. They offer guidance to help achieve goals. Capella shows us one mentor may not be enough. Find mentors for your goals.The post How to Find Mentors Who Will Support Your Goals appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 8:57am -
  • Organizational Talent Pools: 4 Steps to Developing Employees
    Talent pools can offer ways to develop employee groups. These are often high performing or high potential talent. Reprint from SHRM's Recruiter Handbook.The post Organizational Talent Pools: 4 Steps to Developing Employees appeared first on hr barte…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 8:57am -
  • Employee Retention is Everyone’s Responsibility
    Employee retention and recruiting are top priority today. But who owns them? Every employee shares responsibility for employee retention. It takes training.The post Employee Retention is Everyone’s Responsibility appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 8:57am -
  • Everything #HR Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence
    Artificial intelligence has become part of today's HR world. But what is it and how can it benefit us? Experts help us understand AI and how to use it.The post Everything #HR Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence appeared first on hr bartender…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • newHow to Make Meaningful Change
    It takes no courage to stand aloof and complain. Do you wish to lead? Change something. #1. Accept the messy. Acceptance isn’t approval. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step… Continue reading →
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 12:05pm -
  • newWhen to Give a Second Chance and When to Draw the Line
    I give second chances reluctantly. I don’t want you on my team if you don’t work hard and bring your best. Drifters, excuse-makers, and blamers freak me out. They don’t deserve second chances.… Continue reading →
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 12:27am -
  • newWhy Humility Delivers More Results Than Arrogance
    Arrogance holds you back. Humility propels you forward.   Courage and humility: You’d be wrong if you said humility is kin to fear. Courage is the willingness and ability to fail and try… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 12:17am -
  • 7 Ways to Find Your Breakthrough Moment
    Breakthroughs are rare when you avoid where they happen. #1. Breakthroughs happen when you accept ignorance. You wouldn’t need a breakthrough if you already knew what to do. Ignorance is the hinge where… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 11:01am -
  • Strategies for Dealing with Defensive Employees
    Feedback is wasted on Mr. Defensive. He closes his mind to anything that feels threatening.  The chronically defensive can’t benefit from helpful suggestions or constructive feedback. Strategies of Mr. Defensive: The moment you… Continue reading…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 11:06pm -
  • 7 Ways to Help Your Boss Be a Better Listener
    Listening is the first step back from the abyss of lousy leadership. But what if your boss is a lousy listener? Listening leaders are better leaders. 7 Ways to Help Your Boss Be… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 12:05pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newpeople keep sending me job postings that are way below my skill level
    A reader writes: I work in a director level position at a medium-sized nonprofit (not sure if my field is relevant to this question). Often times, I will receive emails and calls directly from friends and former colleagues with open positions in my a…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 5:59pm -
  • newI showed up for an interview on the wrong day
    A reader writes: I have a job interview lined up that I’m really looking forward to. I like the organization, it’s an appropriate step up from my current job, and all that good stuff. So I did all my research and prep, took the day off work, put…
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 4:30pm -
  • newmy boss wants us to all share our mental health needs – at every meeting
    A reader writes: I work at a small company where I like to maintain a professional persona, focusing on getting work done and keeping my personal life separate. The company is not well managed but I have a decent amount of autonomy, people are reason…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 2:59pm -
  • newemployer will only reimburse travel if I accept their offer, tired of covering for a slacking coworker, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Employer will only reimburse interview travel expenses if I accept their offer I recently applied for a summer job at a nonprofit. It seems interesting, but the more I learn about it, the more…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 4:03am -
  • newweekend free-for-all – June 16-17, 2018
    This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. (This one is truly no work and no school.) Book recommendation of the week: The Mars Room, by Rachel Kushner, about a woman s…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 6:31am -
  • open thread – June 15-16, 2018
    It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance t…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 3:00pm -

LebHR

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

HR Observations

  • new#SHRM18 Is underway
    Sunday, June 17, Father’s Day, kicked off the #SHRM18 conference. Johnny C. Taylor, SHRM’s CEO had a rousing welcome for the more than 20,000 attendees. A new record for SHRM! McCormick Place is a huge venue, but 20,000 people and thousands of ve…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 1:15pm -
  • Future Friday: #SHRM18 Learning and connecting
    Next week the #SHRM18 conference is meeting in Chicago. I hope you will be there mingling with 20,000 or so like-minded professionals. I hope you make an attempt to meet me. I will be attending sessions, visiting the exhibit hall and writing in the B…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 11:05am -
  • The Future of HR is in relationships- Four Tips for the #SHRM18 Conference
    I originally wrote this for the #SHRM15 conference, but it still applies to #SHRM18 which starts next week. I have written a number of times that the future of HR is to keep the “human” in human resources. As technology advances and jobs consisti…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 2:32pm -
  • Are you losing that much money that you dock people if they take more than 90 seconds in the bathroom?
    I read about a court case that made it past the U.S. Court of Appeals, for consideration by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) but was rejected by them. The case involves a telemarketing firm that gives 90 seconds as the appropriate amou…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 11:05am -
  • Using #SHRM18 to go from Influencer to decision-maker
    This post is a replay from the #SHRM16 conference of two years ago. Although the dates and location are different, the lessons written about will apply to the #SHRM18 next week in Chicago. Pay attention. The SHRM national convention will be held in […
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 11:05am -
  • Message to the individual job seeker- If you can’t find a job it is your fault.
    The U.S. Department of Labor announced a record setting number of jobs are available in the U.S., more than the number of job seekers looking. So if there are more jobs than applicants why are people not able to find work? Personal responsibility The…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 11:05am -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

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

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

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

Upstart HR

  • newAnnouncing New Training Courses!
    This week is a big one for me. I’m hanging out at #SHRM18 in Chicago (say hi if you’re in town!), but I am also really excited to share some new training I’ve been pulling together. Because I’m buying a learning technology/system to deliver t…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 1:30pm -
  • 36: How to Run an HR Department of One
    If you’ve ever worked for a company where you were on the solo HR practitioner, you know the realities of trying to get it all done with limited resources. In today’s episode Ben shares insights from half a dozen HR leaders about how to succeed a…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 5:48pm -
  • Can Artificial Intelligence Solve the Pay Gap Problem?
    Note: if this concept interests you then you definitely need to click here and sign up to get a heads up when my new book is coming out later this year. In the book I tell dozens of similar stories along with leveraging research and examples of AI te…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 1:30pm -
  • Stop! Do You Really Need Another Employee Survey?
    At a recent event I had the chance to speak with several HR leaders about their challenges, issues, and problems. Inevitably when I would ask them how they planned to follow up or dig into the issues, they mentioned the same thing: an employee survey…
    - 20 days ago, 29 May 18, 2:49pm -
  • Did Google Fake its AI Demo? A Lesson for Employer Communications
    If you’re a nerd or just a casual technology news consumer, you might have heard about the recent live Google Duplex demo with the company’s CEO. In essence, the technology will assist you with those mundane or annoying times when you need to sch…
    - 28 days ago, 21 May 18, 12:45pm -
  • Does Your HR Career Leave an Impact? [Podcast]
    If you know anyone who is considering an HR career transition or has recently moved to a new HR or recruiting role, this is the episode for them! In my 10+ years in the workplace, I still screw things up. Do you? It’s usually driven by urgency rat…
    - 32 days ago, 17 May 18, 11:00am -

In Full Bloom

  • Conference Attendee Tips — Illustrated Journaling, Golden Age mysteries, Boat Shows and More
    Naomi & Cousin Ronni Circa 1950 Yes, I’m retired, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped learning — or attending conferences. Whether it’s the annual Florida Watercolor Society convention, and Urban Sketchers event, Emily’s List conferen…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 2:18am -
  • Suicide Leaves Indelible Scars: Remembering Joey Shapiro
    Remembering Joey Shapiro Anthony Bourdain’s suicide and all the related tributes, personal introspections, lamentations and analysis have really upset me, and not because I feel his loss personally. Not being a foodie, I didn’t even know who he w…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jun 18, 6:49pm -
  • Life Explained: A 3-Legged Stool
    I’ve never understood people who take full credit for their accomplishments, as though getting top grades, running the fastest mile, being the most productive developer on the team, exceeding sales targets or alphabetizing by author and within genr…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 1:31am -
  • Moving On: Tying Up The Loose Ends Of My Career
    It’s A Start! After several years of winding down my career gradually, I’m finally ready to pull the plug 100%. May 21, 2018 will hereafter be known as my retirement date. I’ve had a really wonderful time, done my best to make a difference, and…
    - 28 days ago, 21 May 18, 7:17pm -
  • Naomi’s Christmas: Restorative Aloneness And A Childhood Spent In Retail
    A Page From Bloom’s Camera 1950 Catalog Ron left the house this morning before dawn, headed to Redmond, OR to spend Christmas with a range of Wallaces. Time moves more slowly when I’m alone, and it’s a very rare treat. Having a few days at home…
    - 23 Dec 17, 4:26pm -
  • Reprise: A Great Miracle Happened Here!
    Take Your Chances, Win Some Gelt Chanukah 2017, With My HR Tech Wishes For 2018 Have you ever played the Chanukah game of spin the dreidel? With or without the modified rules derived from “spin the bottle?” Did you know that the four letters, one…
    - 11 Dec 17, 9:00pm -

HR Success Guide

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

David Jackson HR

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

Thinking About Learning

  • newDyslexia and L&D
    As I grow more aware of the human condition, and how this plays out in L&D, one of the things I become more aware of is the stance from which we operate. As an L&Der, I think we presume to know what the right solution must be – after all, that’s…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 10:27am -
  • 360 feedback and coaching
    Over the years, I’ve been through and administered many 360 feedback surveys. The key thing about the feedback has always been about the quality of the coaching discussion that takes place with it and how you help someone think about the feedback i…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 6:48am -
  • An exploration of what L&D is for
    “See Sukh, I don’t think we do ourselves justice by talking about ourselves as learning professionals. I think we do more than that. That’s why I think we need to talk about being performance consultants.” “I get you. And I’m not sure we…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 6:45am -
  • Changing the conversation
    Last week, I had a musing. At what point in your career did you feel you could start changing the conversation in the company you worked for? — Sukh Pabial (@sukhpabial) May 31, 2018 This musing lead to a really good set of responses which I want t…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 3:35pm -
  • Inclusion is the starting point

    - 34 days ago, 16 May 18, 7:16am -
  • Facilitation skills aren’t enough in L&D
    It used to be the case in L&D that if you could train well, could design a good training session and had half decent facilitation skills you’d do pretty well in your role. And as L&D started to grow in its breadth of roles and what it could deliver…
    - 47 days ago, 3 May 18, 6:47am -

T Recs

  • Technology, People, Recruitment and The Tipping Point
    The recruitment ecosystem is constantly shifting shapes and dynamics, and ameliorating in new and different ways. Technology is driving much of this. The simple days of agencies, internal and advertising platforms (be they print or digital) have chan…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 4:12pm -
  • Be Courageous, Be Human, #WorkHuman
    Do the internal systems and structures within your company work against people reporting harassment or bullying, or are there ‘safe spaces’ or non-judgmental support for those who need to tell their story? Can HR create these? And if not, then is…
    - 70 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 8:16am -
  • 3 Things about Digital Transformation
    October is traditionally HR technology month.  2 major conferences with accompanying expos, and chances to see what new functionalities the major companies have lined up, as well as some of the newer, start-up tech businesses. For all the bright shi…
    - 23 Oct 17, 6:51am -
  • Confession Time. I Used to be a Millennial.
    I have a confession to make. I was once a millennial. Although when I was, we weren’t called millennials. We were called long-haired layabouts. And nobody could care less what we thought about anything or what we wanted from the workplace. In commo…
    - 12 Oct 17, 3:18pm -
  • 3 Ways to Begin Better Hiring
    The way we recruit and onboard has to change. A run through of some recent research* tells us that: 85% of HR decision makers admitting that their business had hired someone who proved to be a bad fit for the job 1 in 5 of HR decision makers say that…
    - 11 Oct 17, 5:15pm -
  • Time to Redefine What we Mean by Talent
    The way we attract, hire, retain and develop the people our businesses need is changing. And so are the roles we want them to do and the way we operate. Yet too many organisations continue recruit as they always have, reporting skills shortages and c…
    - 20 Jun 17, 7:15am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

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

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

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

101 Half Connected Things

  • Books and learning
    Over the past few weeks I’ve been gradually moving my ‘business books’ into the office. I operate a lending library (and have for a number of years) where anyone can borrow a book if they i) promise to return it ii) leave it for me to put it ba…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 6:15am -
  • Convenience will prevail
    One of the most important elements of the way we think and choose is that our stated long term preferences simply aren’t always aligned with our immediate actions. I’ve just been reading a piece on the future of gaming services and it contains a…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 4:14pm -
  • How to listen to a conference speaker…
    Over the past couple of years I became a thought leader. It’s scary stuff because you don’t really get to opt out in the way you might think. Last week I received a book from someone I have never spoken to and the letter inside read ‘Dear Thoug…
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 18, 6:50am -
  • Fish where the fish are #CIPDLD18
    Synopsis I don’t care for your technical language. It has no interest to me. I care for your technical expertise that can help good things happen. I don’t pay you for an invitation to tour your world. I pay you to step into mine. What do I see A…
    - 54 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 6:24am -
  • Single action bias and HR
    “In response to uncertain and risky situations, humans have a tendency to focus and simplify their decision making. Individuals responding to a threat are likely to rely on one action, even when it provides only incremental protection or risk reduc…
    - 65 days ago, 14 Apr 18, 8:07pm -
  • The Organisational Trailer
    The trailer is not the story. The story can’t just be the trailer. When I was younger you only really saw trailers for most films in the cinema. They were a treat. They tended to be quite short and designed to not give anything away. The concept of…
    - 73 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 8:44pm -

Switch and Shift

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

Leadership Freak

  • newHow to Make Meaningful Change
    It takes no courage to stand aloof and complain. Do you wish to lead? Change something. #1. Accept the messy. Acceptance isn’t approval. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step… Continue reading →
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 12:05pm -
  • newWhen to Give a Second Chance and When to Draw the Line
    I give second chances reluctantly. I don’t want you on my team if you don’t work hard and bring your best. Drifters, excuse-makers, and blamers freak me out. They don’t deserve second chances.… Continue reading →
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 12:27am -
  • newWhy Humility Delivers More Results Than Arrogance
    Arrogance holds you back. Humility propels you forward.   Courage and humility: You’d be wrong if you said humility is kin to fear. Courage is the willingness and ability to fail and try… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 12:17am -
  • 7 Ways to Find Your Breakthrough Moment
    Breakthroughs are rare when you avoid where they happen. #1. Breakthroughs happen when you accept ignorance. You wouldn’t need a breakthrough if you already knew what to do. Ignorance is the hinge where… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 11:01am -
  • Strategies for Dealing with Defensive Employees
    Feedback is wasted on Mr. Defensive. He closes his mind to anything that feels threatening.  The chronically defensive can’t benefit from helpful suggestions or constructive feedback. Strategies of Mr. Defensive: The moment you… Continue reading…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 11:06pm -
  • 7 Ways to Help Your Boss Be a Better Listener
    Listening is the first step back from the abyss of lousy leadership. But what if your boss is a lousy listener? Listening leaders are better leaders. 7 Ways to Help Your Boss Be… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 12:05pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newBook Review: The Excellence Dividend
    The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last by Tom Peters is different. It’s different than other business books. It’s different from other Tom Peters’ books. Especially...
    - 4 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • newBoss’s Tip of the Week: 4 Personal Planning Questions
    Planning your personal development begins when you decide what you want. Here are four questions to help you. What do you want to have that you don’t have now? What do you want to preserve? What do you want to...
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • Weekend Leadership Reading: 6/15/18
    Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take...
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • Personal Development: A Learning Journey is Its Own Reward
    I really wanted to be an opera singer. Since I have a natural bass voice, I imagined myself singing something like the bass arias from Mozart’s “Magic Flute.” Naturally, when I sang in my mind, I imagined myself...
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/13/18
    Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any...
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 6:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • #SHRM18 Speaker Spotlight: Pamela Meyer, PhD
    I took some time to chat with Pamela Meyer, Ph.D about her #SHRM18 session Agility Shift: People Practices, Models and Metrics to Create a More Agile, Competitive Organization. Her session title caught my attention because ‘Agile’ is a term that…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 1:40pm -
  • Bad Training is… bad! A #SHRM18 Interview with Patti Perez
    One of the things I get excited about as a conference blogger is the chance to chat with some of the speakers ahead of the event. I pick different speakers every year to, wait for it…, expand my world! Okay, that was a cheesy set-up to spotlight th…
    - 20 days ago, 29 May 18, 9:28pm -
  • The Most Awkward Position on Your Board
    My faithful readers know that I’ve been involved in my local SHRM chapter since about 2008 and that I’ve held a lot of different volunteer roles through those years (holy cow that’s ten years, which I think makes me a chapter historian by defau…
    - 76 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 1:17pm -
  • My favorite woman
    There’s no better person I could write about on #InternationalWomensDay than my Grandma! I love this woman so much and she loves me just as much. Grandma has been the strongest female role model throughout my life and such an influence on me. I fel…
    - 9 Mar 18, 1:39am -
  • Go to Human Resources…if you dare!
    Go to Human Resources. In a time when sexual harassment victims are speaking up in a variety of industries I’m seeing more and more people ask, “Where was HR?” … “Did anyone go to HR?” I’ve just scrolled past these comments and kept my…
    - 31 Oct 17, 3:08am -
  • 3 ways Technology has made me a better HR Pro
    If you thought this was a blog post about the many HRIS options out there you can just close this page now. For those of you that want to know what I’m talking about that’s not an HRIS here it is: Google. Y’all…. I can google anything! It’s…
    - 20 Jul 17, 12:50pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

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

Employment Law Navigator

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

What Goes Around

  • newFather’s Day
    Earlier this week I was going through some old papers, searching for news cuttings which Dad had kept that connected us as a family, to the local area. Leafing through the stack of documents, I found much more than I was originally looking for. I unc…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 9:16am -
  • Gold Against The Soul
    This week’s free art drop emerged while reflecting on a hectic week of (just) meeting deadlines. It’s a postscript to a small body of work I completed earlier in the week, which I will write more about in the next few days. Gold Against The Soul…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 12:34pm -
  • The London Open 2018 : Whitechapel Gallery
    Question. How do you distil 2,600 artistic submissions down to a final list of just 22? Answer. With love, care, and attention. The London Open is a triennial exhibition with over 80 years of history, taking place at The Whitechapel Gallery. The sele…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 8:49am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

  • Talking HR with Brian Pierce from WMAY
    This morning I had a chance to talk with Brian Pierce from WMAY as a member of Local First Springfield. We talked about ice cream, management coaching, hiring and retaining employees and more.  Have a listen!Listen to "Rogers HR Consulting - 6/15/18…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 9:12pm -
  • Social Learning Platforms in the Classroom?
    Yes, social learning platforms are in my classrooms (face-to-face, blended, and online) and have been part of my teaching methodology since 2011 or so.  I personally got online around 2008 not too long after social media started getting popular amon…
    - 70 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:03am -
  • 121517 WMAY Local First Spotlight Rogers HR Consulting

    - 10 Mar 18, 10:01pm -
  • #MeToo Focus in the Caribbean
    The morning after a day in Jamaica starts off with a bang in Julie Pugh's session covering Harassment in the Headlines most recently refenced by hashtags #MeToo and #TimesUp.  Her session was titled Have Your Life Jacket Handy: The HR Professional's…
    - 9 Feb 18, 3:48pm -
  • Workplace Wellness Takes SAIL
    It's Showtime at sea for attendees of the 1st Annual #HRCruise heading to Haiti and Jamaica.  After a great opening session by Greg Hawks, the first session of the week began with Brad and Suzanna Cooper with US Corporate Wellness.  They have walke…
    - 6 Feb 18, 4:19pm -
  • Bereavement Leave FAILs When it Comes to Flexibility
    The following was originally posted on the WomenofHR site on 7/14/15. I am reposting here because I will be referring to it in upcoming presentation where I have done some additional research around this topic of Bereavement Leave. My mission is to…
    - 15 Jan 18, 9:28pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • new29 pieces
    Twenty-nine. That is the number of pieces of mail I received from vendors in the lead up to the opening of #SHRM18 in Chicago tomorrow. As someone who has been blessed to attend multiple of these annual extravaganzas of everything … Continue readin…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 9:50pm -
  • Screaming at my technology
    This week I have been fighting a regular battle with my HRIS. For those not in the know, HRIS stands for Human Resource Information System. If an uninterested observer were watching this battle unfold, I believe they would unequivocally state … Con…
    - 19 Feb 18, 11:05pm -
  • The lessons from first jobs
    All of us had a first job at some point. The question I ask now that some of our careers have gone 10, 20, even 30 years on; what lessons from our first jobs are we carrying with us today? … Continue reading →
    - 16 Jan 18, 1:15pm -
  • Clean vs. Cluttered

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

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

A Leading Perspective

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

    - 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 -