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  • newMobile, Remote & Fast: The Future of Communication at Work
    There are several trends that are, and have been, intersecting to create changes in workplace and workforce communication. These trends include: Millennials as the workforce The hatred of email Telecommuting Increased use of mobile devices These four…
    - 11 hours ago, 3 May 16, 5:17pm -
  • newHow Internal Social Media Platforms Drive Dolla Dolla Bills
    This is a two part series on Internal Social Media. Stay tuned for the second installment.  You might be surprised that 48 percent of our work week is spent managing email and searching for internal information and resources. Personally, that sounds…
    - 14 hours ago, 3 May 16, 2:17pm -
  • new5 Things to Watch Out for In Friday’s Job Report
    This Friday the BLS jobs report for April will drop. Most predictions are fairly sunny, with analysts expecting more of the slow and steady growth we’ve seen since the start of the year. This also being earnings season, I figured the report might e…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 16, 5:32pm -
  • newThe Power of Effective Onboarding to Drive Amazing Employee Retention Rates
    This post is sponsored by BreatheHR. Employee friendly HR software designed to help tame your business.  For Americans facing the opening strains of the twenty-first century, one thing is clear, we are going through a time of change and volatility.…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 2:17pm -
  • Friday Five: Tech, HR Tech and a Good Night’s Sleep
    TGIF, friends! Time to make plans for the weekend, to kick back and relax, and to catch up on the week’s best reads. This week tech giant earnings reports dropped, so expect to see a fair bit of editorial on who’s winning, who’s losing and wha…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 3:59pm -
  • Quit Fantasizing About Quitting and Burning It All to the Ground
    A woman won the lottery and celebrated by defecating on her boss’s desk. So the story goes. The internet reacted with cheers and/or scorn, depending on each person’s own secret dreams and resentments. The story, it turns out, is just a story. Th…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 5:33pm -
  • Utilizing Recruitment Metrics is the key to Your Ultimate Candidate Attraction
    Even in our 21st century, data driven world, too many talent management strategies are governed by gut feelings and standard operating procedures that have been around since the middle of last century. Nine of ten respondents to a recent Salesforce M…
    - 20 Oct 15, 2:00pm -
  • How to Calculate Employee Turnover
    In a perfect world, your recruiting would net you the perfect candidates. They would develop into valuable employees, and separations would happen at the end of a productive and successful career. In today’s more fluid workplace, this rarely happen…
    - 8 Oct 15, 1:00pm -
  • Why is a Landing Page key to Great Recruiting & Hiring
    The benefits of a well designed Landing Page As a recruiter you can understand the heartbreak of the job seeker who finds that just right job opening only to find that the posting was outdated and leads to a “failure to find” message. You share t…
    - 8 Sep 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to Use SEO Best Practices to Deepen Your Talent Pool
    SEO, like so many buzzwords on the interwebs, gets thrown around a lot, almost to the point that it loses its meaning. Search Engine Optimization can be a tricky concept to nail down, between changing trends in search and changes to the search algori…
    - 1 Sep 15, 1:00pm -
  • 10 Great Landing Page Examples in Recruiting & Hiring
    Why a Great Landing Page is Important. When it comes to career and job posting landing pages, not all companies are equal, in fact, some are just down right dreadful. I’ve collected a list of ten great career pages and we’re going to tell you why…
    - 25 Aug 15, 1:00pm -
  • 19 Best Free Job Boards Recruiters Can Use Today
    Advantages of Free Job Boards When it comes to job boards, there are several of them out there.   In this article we look at some of the best free job boards.   Not every job board is free, especially to a recruiter.   If your looking to maximiz…
    - 18 Aug 15, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Ways to Quit Stealing Blog Content
    If you are receiving this blog from me, it’s likely that instead of calling you out, I’m politely suggesting that you remove my original content that has been copied and pasted onto your site. In short, I’m tired of your shit. I appreciate that…
    - 21 Jan 15, 8:19pm -
  • I’ve Fallen Out of Love with Twitter
    For the last 6 years, Twitter has been the glue that has held my community together. It has facilitated client relationships, business opportunities and even introduced me to best friends. Twitter has been the secret sauce that has catapulted my blog…
    - 29 Sep 14, 2:35am -
  • The Why Behind HR Technology’s Hype Cycle
    I’ve been giving a lot of thought these days to the adoption speed or lack there of when it comes to human resources technology. In trying to explain the cycle, I’ve taken a page from Gartner and how the cycle moves. Adoption is often very slow w…
    - 20 May 14, 11:17am -
  • How to Sell to HR: Current Advertising & Marketing Trends
    The human capital and HR industry is a hard nut to crack. It’s an elitist and exclusive female dominated bunch. The men in the industry likely came from the recruiting or operations side of the house. Outsiders are viewed skeptically particularly t…
    - 19 Feb 14, 8:25pm -
  • Your Company Careers Page is the Heart of Your Employment Brand
    Not too long ago, I wrote about the 9 channels of employment branding. Employment branding is one piece of your overall recruitment strategy. It is the most strategic part of your recruiting plans and activities. Employment branding incorporates trad…
    - 12 Feb 14, 3:52pm -
  • The Difference Between an HR Business Partner & Just HR
    Human Resources. HR. It’s an industry that is elusive in understanding to many including your CEO, hiring manager or employees. Just exactly who is HR and what do they do for your business, compliance and for the employee? I’ve often said that HR…
    - 5 Feb 14, 2:17pm -

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

  • Bloggers are Super-Heroes, But Even We Can’t Be Two Places at Once
    Super-heroes with super-powers and secret identifies are everywhere these days. Most of them had secret identities, except maybe for social media and labor relations bloggers.The post Bloggers are Super-Heroes, But Even We Can’t Be Two Places at…
    - 32 days ago, 2 Apr 16, 3:02pm -
  • Shameless Self Promotion and Some Career Advice for the Semi-retired
    Returning to Work After You Retire I was recently asked to provide a career tip for retired workers returning to the job market.  Here’s what I had to say: Try Something New HR Practitioner Michael VanDervort has created thriving workplaces for th…
    - 33 days ago, 31 Mar 16, 11:58pm -
  • Workforce Issues 2016: A Perfect Storm? Webinar on 3/29
    Avoid the perfect storm of labor and workforce issues in 2016        I have worked with TDn2k for several years now on raising awareness of labor issues confronting the restaurant industry.  Since 2012, there has been a significant escalation of…
    - 38 days ago, 27 Mar 16, 1:20pm -
  • Where to find Michael circa 2016
    I’m Running on The Knowledge Party Ticket  I’ll be in attendance or speaking at the following events. It’s a party of learning and knowledge! Washington DC April 5-7 for HRPA Denver April 13-15 for DisruptHR and a CUE coffee chat Orlando Apri…
    - 39 days ago, 26 Mar 16, 1:14pm -
  • Strange Bedfellows in the Gig Economy
    Where’s Michael these days? I’m doing most of my posting on the CUE Inc. labor blog these days.  My latest post which is part one of a two part series on some of the employee and labor relations implications surround the “gig economy” for tr…
    - 12 Dec 15, 3:14pm -
  • Today Is Giving Tuesday. Please give for #NoKidHungry
    Today Is Giving Tuesday Organizations like No Kid Hungry use the funds we donate and put it to work in the community, thereby continuing to pay forward.  On Giving Tuesday, if you make a donation, that donation will be matched. #GivingTuesday for #N…
    - 1 Dec 15, 7:21pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newLeading a Top Employee Through Failure
    If you think about things that are easier said than done, accepting failure has to be towards the top of that list. We all do it. In our hearts and minds we know it isn’t the end of the world. We know that some of the best things have been born out…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 1:00pm -
  • 3 Ways Virtual Teams Improve Small Business Recruiting Efforts
    There are two types of small businesses in this world. Those who feel they need everyone working in the same office to build camaraderie and make sure everything is running as it should. And those who don’t. Those who require an in-office presence…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 1:00pm -
  • Pay Disparity and the Small Business
    You don’t have to look far these days to find someone talking about the pay gap. It’s all over the internet and the news. Earlier last week, there was a day dedicated to it called the Pay Disparity Day, a day which symbolizes how long into the ne…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 1:00pm -
  • Are Somewhat Satisfied Employees Good Enough?
    One of my issues with employee engagement is that I think it is really hard to get an accurate measure. Because the word engagement means different things to different people, getting a true read on whether someone is engaged or not proves difficult.…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 1:00pm -
  • The Role of Trust in Winning Over an On-The-Fence Candidate

    - 13 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 1:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • I Still Like Cover Letters
    I belong to numerous Facebook groups filled with members who are sourcers, recruiters, HR folks, techies, and assorted “talent” pundits. At least once per month, I swear to you, a lengthy thread emerges when someone posts something along the line…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 11:30am -
  • Segmentation and the Practice of HR
    I spent a few days last week at the HR Tech Fest Conference (#HRTF16) and enjoyed every moment; listening, learning and talking about the future of talent, HR, technology, recruiting, and work. I was energized when I heard the stories toldThe post…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 9:41am -
  • Take Me to the Leaderboard – #HRTF16
    I was en route to #HRTF16 last night, playing a round of Cookie Jam on my iPad, and got to thinking how just a few years ago heading off to an HR technology event meant there would be lots ofThe post Take Me to the Leaderboard – #HRTF16 appeared f…
    - 13 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 11:16am -
  • Will They Stay or Will They Go?
    You know what’s a hot buzzword lately? Stay interviews. The stay interview is nothing new but it does seem to be gaining traction – at least as a topic for conference sessions and general chit chat amongst business leaders and HRThe post Will T…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 11:45am -
  • Let’s Talk #HRTF16
    I am, let’s face it, the typical HR practitioner. I do boring stuff like write policies and lecture train managers. I coordinate open enrollment meetings. I drop acronyms into daily chit chat like “ADA” and “FLSA” and “OFCCP” until p…
    - 30 days ago, 4 Apr 16, 11:55am -

HR Tech Girl

  • Series: Making the case for technology: Part 1: What does it cost?
    This is a common question every person trying to purchase new technology in their organisation gets asked “Where is the business case?”. To answer this question or prepare the business case you will need to know a few things. In this series I wil…
    - 46 days ago, 19 Mar 16, 8:07am -
  • Make first impressions that last…
    After a competitive and time consuming recruitment process, you’ve (read recruiter) finally selected the best candidate for the job. The hiring manager is relieved, and you’re on to the next role to fill. Time is ticking, and the hiring manager u…
    - 92 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 6:45am -
  • 2015 in review
    The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take abo…
    - 31 Dec 15, 3:18pm -
  • HR Tech Fest 2015 – It’s not a wrap, it’s just the beginning of learning!
    HR Tech Fest 2015 – It’s not a wrap, it’s just the beginning of learning! This was my first year at hrtechfest and it certainly won’t be the last. After a cracking start in 2014, serial tweeting, and twitter pals coercion I was swayed to atte…
    - 16 Dec 15, 1:09am -
  • When it comes to jobs, are you comparing apples to broccoli?
    The oddity of comparing apples to broccoli may strike you as weird or blatantly absurd, but unfortunately most companies are doing exactly this when it comes to their jobs.          VS            On a regular basis I scan the popular job s…
    - 13 Dec 15, 10:18pm -
  • HR Tech and Leadership: The Way to Succeed
    In the past few years, I have been facilitating and leading People and HR teams in defining their technology strategy, execution roadmap and then helping them through the implementation of those initiatives. In this process, the most important requir…
    - 10 Dec 15, 1:17am -

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

  • Think like an immigrant!
    Modern Australia was built on immigrants. They came in clearly defined waves. The British. The Southern Europeans. The Asians. Many other countries are the same, and most pay homage to those immigrants now. I am an immigrant myself, arriving…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 9:00pm -
  • Greg Savage UK and Ireland Masterclass Series. One month to go!
    In October last year I delivered five Recruitment Masterclasses, in London and Manchester. All sold out! I am back in the UK and Ireland soon. I really hope to see you at these events. Cheers, Greg   Glasgow, Scotland June 1, 2016: Recruiter…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 6:00am -
  • Every great recruiter has this ONE thing. Do you?
    What makes a great recruiter? I get asked this all the time, and frankly I am still trying to pin down that moving target. But one thing is for a sure; a great recruiter, especially a super temp or contract recruiter, is an opportunist, quick…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Apr 16, 8:00pm -
  • Is Agency recruitment going to be ‘uber-ised’? The answer here.
    At least twice a month I am approached by an HR Tech startup with a ‘new’ idea to ‘disrupt’ the recruitment industry. Plenty of these guys (and occasionally, gals) are super-smart, and all are earnest, (sometimes fanatical), in their…
    - 50 days ago, 14 Mar 16, 8:00pm -
  • Greg Savage Ireland Recruitment Masterclass!
    Last year when I delivered five Masterclasses in the UK, I got a number of emails from Ireland saying ‘what about us ?.’ So it got me thinking. I have many Irish blog subscribers, thousands of Twitter followers from Ireland, and a strong…
    - 56 days ago, 9 Mar 16, 8:00am -
  • Every recruiter in (or near) Scotland should attend this
    Greg Savage is speaking in Glasgow! Brilliant opportunities exist for recruiters over the next few years. But only if changes are made, new skills acquired, and fresh tactics perfected. This Masterclass is packed with cutting edge insights f…
    - 57 days ago, 8 Mar 16, 8:00am -

HR Ringleader

  • newGen X Used to Feel Entitled Too- Did You?
    I remember being twenty-seven years old and feeling like I knew it all. I thought I knew better than my boss and I really believed I could “see the big picture”. I just knew he was holding me back.
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 16, 4:37pm -
  • Holding HR in High Regard Around the Globe
    I encourage you to follow the HR Technology Conference here in the US for more information about China next year. It is worth making a business case for, or for investing in your own career and making the trip.
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 2:34pm -
  • What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
    As children, we all have dreams and fantasies of what we’ll be like as adults.
    - 10 days ago, 24 Apr 16, 2:49am -
  • Over 40? Don’t Work More Than 25 Hours a Week
    In a recent study by the University of Melbourne, researchers found that working more than 25 hours a week results in decreased cognition.
    - 13 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 10:02pm -
  • Elements of an Effective Coaching Relationship
    Are you proud of the team you work with, the innovation your organization produces and the hard work that goes into it?
    - 20 days ago, 13 Apr 16, 8:30pm -

People Equation

  • newThe Power of Almost Perfect Practice
    As the school year wraps up, I reflect on the intersection of learning a new skill and encouragement. My daughter is nearing the end of her first year of playing the trumpet for her middle school band. From my perspective, she’s done remarkably wel…
    - 3 days ago, 1 May 16, 1:51pm -
  • How to be Productive When You Work for Someone Else
    What’s your favorite day of the work week? I bet you said “Friday,” right? Because it’s the day before the weekend starts. Fair enough. Tuesdays are my favorite day of the week. Why? Because I’ve implemented a time management process that h…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 10:30am -
  • 4 Tips for Avoiding Costly Hiring Mistakes
    How many interviews should a company conduct to find the ideal job candidate? What role does “gut instinct” play in hiring? Is there a perfect applicant screening process? These are the questions that HR directors and hiring managers grapple with…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 2:05pm -
  • 4 Great Questions to Ask Before You Use Personality Assessments in Your Company
    I’m a huge advocate of using personality assessments (sometimes called “profiles” or “instruments”) for professional development, if the circumstances are right and the tool being used is appropriate for the situation. That’s a significa…
    - 20 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 10:30am -
  • Big Data Needn’t Be “Evil Data” in the Workplace
    When I work with executives, I’m wary when they get that “gleam” in their eye when reviewing reams of data with me. If it’s nothing but, “50% margin blah blah” and “trending indicators yada yada,” warning bells go off in my head. Th…
    - 22 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 11:27am -
  • @Globoforce CEO on Creating a #WORKHUMAN Culture
    “When most people think of the word ‘work’ they don’t tend to pair ‘human’ with it.” How sad is that? But it’s true, especially when you consider the modern office’s use of technology. Technology does everything from scheduling bath…
    - 23 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newT3 – Pimp My Job Descriptions
    I think there is one thing we all still agree on, most job descriptions flat out suck! This leads to a conversation around job descriptions versus job postings. HR pros will say job descriptions are boring because a job description is a legal documen…
    - 17 hours ago, 3 May 16, 11:21am -
  • newDeath of the Millennials
    I was at a conference recently and one of the keynotes actually gave a presentation on how to work with millennials. I thought to myself, “how 2009 of this person to do this!” I’ve vowed at this point to never sit through another presentation o…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 11:46am -
  • True or False: Corp Recruiters Fear Agency Recruiters
    True or False?  It’s a common belief, in most Talent and HR circles, that most corporate recruiters fear agency recruiters.  Go ahead and argue if you would like, but it seems a little silly. The reality is, true recruiting professionals don’t…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 12:23pm -
  • I Miss Old School Employee Training Videos!
    Remember the bad 80’s employee training videos?  When I was at Applebee’s we had a series of sexual harassment training videos that would never fly in today’s politically correct world! These videos were part 70’s porn, part creepy uncle and…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 11:30am -
  • The 3 Conference Speakers You’ll See At a Conference Near You
    I was sitting at an HR conference last week next to my friend, Laurie Ruettimann, listening to someone talk about something they did at some company and made this statement: “You know, you only see three types of conference speakers.” We were bo…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 11:47am -
  • T3 – The New Crap from HR Tech Conference Season
    By using “Crap” in the title I’m guaranteed to get at least 3 emails this morning unsubscribing from my blog! You still with me? Hey, gang! What’s up!? I’ve been to three conferences in the past two weeks and have gathered a bunch of new HR…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 11:29am -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • newYou’re a Celebrity and You Don’t Even Know It
    I thank my lucky stars every day that social media wasn’t around when I was younger!  I have done things and said things that I wish I hadn’t.  You have too.  You are probably smiling while reading this, but know it to be the absolute truth. …
    - 18 hours ago, 3 May 16, 10:00am -
  • I’m Disgusted With Employers & Candidate Experiences
    I’m writing this because I have something to say that I think all employers need to hear.  I’m disgusted by the way employers are treating candidates.  We all know the market is doing well in the United States.  Oil and Gas continue to struggl…
    - 13 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 10:10am -
  • 7 Ways to Avoid a Career Tailspin
    We have all been there.  We have made bad career decisions.  If you haven’t yet, you will at some point in your life.  I can guarantee this.  I see it and hear it from candidates daily. At the time, we felt like we were making the right decisio…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 6:25pm -
  • Don’t be Stupid!! You MUST HAVE a LinkedIn Profile
    So, newsflash job seekers!  It is 2016!  You MUST have a LinkedIn profile!! I’m serious about this. Regular readers of mine know I am not the world’s biggest LinkedIn fan.  I have to tell you though, even as the LinkedIn stock tumbles, I am te…
    - 35 days ago, 30 Mar 16, 10:00am -
  • How to QUICKLY Identify Salespeople WITHOUT Experience
    Every company needs good salespeople.  Without salespeople, an organization cannot survive.  As a recruiter for salespeople, I have seen them all.  I would say hiring tenured salespeople is all about your network and catching the salespeople at th…
    - 42 days ago, 22 Mar 16, 7:24pm -
  • The Antithesis of a “Job Applicant” When Hiring A Salesperson
    Good gravy. I swear. I think I am just getting sick of posting jobs. All jobs. Do you as a hiring manager feel this way? Do you wonder what in the world even prompted candidates to apply for your job? I get so frustrated. I mean, do the candidates re…
    - 63 days ago, 1 Mar 16, 7:48pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • newDo Employees Leave a Company or a Boss? 
      There are various schools of thought on what drives employee retention.  Some expert sources like Gallup place an emphasis on the importance of the manager’s role in engaging, motivating and retaining employees.  Other sources suggest that emp…
    - 17 hours ago, 3 May 16, 11:00am -
  • The Benefit of More Women in Leadership Roles
    Women account for half the world’s working-age population globally. However, the persisting imbalance of women in positions of power has started a debate in corporate circles about the viability of a gender quota so as to encourage gender equality…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • Happiness vs. Engagement…What Should We REALLY Care About? #WorkHuman
    About a year ago, right after I first heard about the concept of #WorkHuman and the inaugural WorkHuman conference was held, I started writing a post on the difference between happiness and engagement.  As it happened, life got in the way and the po…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • How the War for Top Performers Can Be Won by Redefining Success: Capacity and the Definition of Talent
    Talent. The War for Talent. Those two terms are the headlines that strike fear into the hearts of companies and create top-line action items for HR groups across the globe. The major fear for us all is what skills will be needed to ensure corporate l…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • Female Managers vs. All-Male Staff
    In the hotel industry, the housekeeping department is comprised of room attendants (100% female) and housemen (100% male). Management is typically 90-100% female. This predominantly female management team often has difficulty working with the houseme…
    - 22 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • From Entrepreneur to Leader: 6 Tips For a Successful Transition
    To be an entrepreneur requires a special spark, and the urge to follow your own star rather than hitching on to the wagon train that’s headed towards someone else’s idea of success.  As HR people, we’ve all seen entrepreneurs in action, maybe…
    - 29 days ago, 5 Apr 16, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newGuideSpark
    GuideSpark appears to be succeeding at making a market while they invent their offering. That’s what a great tech company feels like.
    - 9 hours ago, 3 May 16, 7:36pm -
  • newHRExaminer Radio: Episode #155: Nick Christman
    John Sumser speaks with Nick Christman, the head of marketing at Namely, an all-in-one HR Software solution.
    - 12 hours ago, 3 May 16, 4:00pm -
  • newHRExaminer Radio: Episode #154: Paul Hebert
    Paul Hebert is a writer speaker, consultant and founding member of our HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board. John Sumser spoke with Paul recently on HRExaminer Radio.
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 4:00pm -
  • HRExaminer v7.17
    Gone are the days when it was prudent for IT to exert control over HR Technology. In the coming months and years, HR and IT are going to have to hammer out a new relationship. Leaders have a tough job. Victorio Milian shares his experiences…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 4:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #67: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    This week: SAP SuccessFactors analyst event update, SHRM India hosts 2nd HR Tech conference and exposition, and the question of who owns the data is about to get a lot trickier.
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 4:00pm -
  • What Matters
    Learn why John Sumser finds Naomi Bloom to be the single most influential person in the history of the HR Technology industry.
    - 6 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 6:54pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiter - Full Time Job - Prime Therapeutics Recruiter - Full Time Job - The Schwan Food Company Talent Acquisition Advisor I - Full Time Job - Buffalo Wild...
    - 30 days ago, 3 Apr 16, 7:44pm -
  • Minnesota Cup 2016 Starts Today
    The Minnesota Cup kicks off today and below is a press release with a bunch of information on this years competition. For more information and to follow along click: Minnesota Cup (web site) Minnesota Cup (Facebook) @MinnesotaCup Press Release: ENTRE…
    - 44 days ago, 21 Mar 16, 2:21pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - Elite Medical Scribes Recruiting Coordinator - Full Time Job - The Schwan Food Company College Recruiting Specialist - Full Time Job -...
    - 44 days ago, 21 Mar 16, 1:23pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiting Coordinator - Contract Job - Activision Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Digital River Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - Land O’Lakes Talent Coordinator…
    - 49 days ago, 15 Mar 16, 4:46pm -
  • Recap: Sourcecon Fall 2015 Dallas
    Yesterday I was on a flight a day early to Sourcecon Spring 2016 in Orlando and realized I never wrote about Sourcecon Fall 2015 in Dallas. Before I recap Dallas I am going to give some advice to those who...
    - 64 days ago, 29 Feb 16, 10:29pm -
  • 30 Most Attractive Jobs On Tinder
    Here’s a type of survey I never thought I would link to but I should be getting used to the social media apps having this data… this one from Tinder, Tinder’s Most Right-Swiped Jobs. Job and education details were added...
    - 68 days ago, 25 Feb 16, 7:10pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newWORK DREAMS: Teaching Mick Jagger to Eurostep…
    How many of you have dreams about work? Of course you dream about work. How could you not? You work more than you sleep. I guess the key question is... Get the RestThe post WORK DREAMS: Teaching Mick Jagger to Eurostep… appeared first on Fistful o…
    - 14 hours ago, 3 May 16, 1:44pm -
  • newTim Sackett talks T3 – Pimp My Job Descriptions
    I think there is one thing we all still agree on, most job descriptions flat out suck! This leads to a conversation around job descriptions versus job postings. HR pros... Get the RestThe post Tim Sackett talks T3 – Pimp My Job Descriptions appear…
    - 15 hours ago, 3 May 16, 1:06pm -
  • newAre We Still Posting Jobs In 2016?
    It’s Sunday, and I’m writing another webinar on recruiting, sourcing and all that is wonderful in those worlds and all the wonder there could be. I’ve managed to keep it fun... Get the RestThe post Are We Still Posting Jobs In 2016? appeared…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 16, 5:57pm -
  • new5 Things You Should Know This Week
    Rise and grind, FOT Nation! Welcome to the month of May—get your morning started with these 5 must-reads: 1.How To Master The Art Of The Accidental Career: Three “accidental techies” explain... Get the RestThe post 5 Things You Should Know Th…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 1:51pm -
  • Showing Up: The Most Important Piece Of The Puzzle
    No one at that dinner had been sleeping properly for weeks, and it wasn’t just the impossible heat of an impossibly long Auckland summer. My phone was ringing on the... Get the RestThe post Showing Up: The Most Important Piece Of The Puzzle appear…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 8:59pm -
  • WEBINAR – RAISING DRAGONS: What Game of Thrones Teaches Us About Performance Coaching and Building Teams
    “Winter is Coming.” “You Win or You Die.” “You Know Nothing, Jon Snow.” If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you know these quotes as parts of iconic conversations from your favorite... Get the RestThe post WEBINAR – RAISING DRAGONS: …
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 2:45pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • Different by Design: The Fabric of the New Organization
    We just finished our 9th annual research conference, IMPACT 2016, and I was once again inspired by the innovation, passion, and sharing among the 600 or so people who joined us. This year’s...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Ser…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 11:03pm -
  • The Uberization of Work: Is It Real? Is it Good?
    Today Uber annnounced that they were paying $100 Million to drivers to settle a law suit requesting additional benefits and expenses as contract workers. This move, coupled with dozens of other...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory S…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Apr 16, 5:34pm -
  • The Learning Curve is the Earning Curve
    For many years I’ve been travelling around the world giving speeches and discussions on the future of corporate learning. One of the points I point out is the fact that today learning is part...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory S…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 3:12am -
  • Email My Friend, You Have Led Me Astray
    (I dont typically blog about topics like this, but I feel guilty that I”m not responding to emails fast enough so I wanted to get this off my chest.)We still don’t seem to have figured...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 12:44am -
  • Reinventing The Career: What Should Organizations Do?
    One of the most disruptive changes we’ve seen in business over the last decade is the end of the traditional “career.”People used to join companies for life: we would look for a...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services…
    - 31 days ago, 3 Apr 16, 12:28am -
  • The New Organization: Different by Design
    We just launched one of the world’s largest studies of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 60 days ago, 5 Mar 16, 2:27pm -

Your HR Buddy

  • Nisha Raghavan @TheHRbuddy is in the Job Market finally! #HireHRbuddy
    Yes, You read it right! I am currently available in the job market and looking to getting back to a Full-time Corporate HR/Talent Acquisition role in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, TX. Finally after a long wait of 4 years I am now eligible to work in th…
    - 10 Sep 15, 1:30pm -
  • HR is a Consulting Function not Shared Services
    During my interview with Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte; I asked him, ‘Do companies really need to rethink about having an HR department. Why do some companies say ‘No’ to having an HR department and what are some of th…
    - 16 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • 4 tips to help candidates ease up during Interviews
    Interviews can be stressful for both interviewer (Recruiters/HR/Hiring Manager) and job candidate. It’s challenging for both to know if it is going to be a right fit or not. A great recruiter would do his best job of building a relationship with th…
    - 11 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Employee Satisfaction and Culture Instigators at Rackspace
    Yesterday Crystal Miller and I interviewed Kelly Long @Kelly_long, HR Chief of Staff at Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company and she talked about the unique work culture at Rackspace, tracking employee satisfaction and having ‘Culture Instigators’…
    - 10 Feb 15, 3:28pm -
  • My Top 10 HR and Recruiting blog posts of the year 2014
    I took a review of my last year’s blogs to assess and find out what worked and why. It is always great information to know how I can relate to my audience and how I can serve you better.  And It helps me make some blogging strategy for this year t…
    - 9 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Future of Work – Independent Workers
    ‘According to Intuit by 2020 40% of American Workers will be freelancers. Another study conducted by MBO partners found that today there are approximately 30 million independent workers and that by 2019 this number will grow to 40 million’ – Th…
    - 5 Feb 15, 1:30pm -

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • newUnderstanding The Correlation Between Engagement and Happiness
    Wouldn’t it be great to get consistent feedback from big numbers of employees without the useful hassles associated with distributing and managing company surveys? HappyOrNot’s solution is filling this void. The company provides kiosks and backen…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 May 16, 7:12pm -
  • newLeadership: Radical Candor vs Radical Caring
    Leadership requires candor. Candor requires caring. Caring requires vulnerability. Vulnerability is the political capital you will need to spend in being candid.The post Leadership: Radical Candor vs Radical Caring appeared first on The HR Gazette.
    - 13 hours ago, 3 May 16, 3:30pm -
  • newAce Your Interview And Land Your Dream Job!
    Congratulations! You nailed the phone interview and were invited to attend an in-person interview to meet with the hiring manager. Anxiousness is a normal feeling prior to an interview and the only way to quell that feeling is through thorough prepar…
    - 13 hours ago, 3 May 16, 3:30pm -
  • newThis Is Why You Need To Stop Pretending Onboarding Doesn’t Matter
    For many new hires, their first few days with an organization feel like being thrown to the wolves. They don’t know which way to turn for support or answers. That is unless they have the right onboarding program. The infographic below — created b…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 16, 6:04pm -
  • 3 Reasons Millennials Can Be Great Leaders
    Are you hesitant to put Millennials in managerial roles because of their youth and lack of experience?The post 3 Reasons Millennials Can Be Great Leaders appeared first on The HR Gazette.
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 7:00pm -
  • What Talent Acquisition Can Learn from Sports
    I’m not saying you should hire unqualified people, I’m saying there is a way to redefine what qualified means.The post What Talent Acquisition Can Learn from Sports appeared first on The HR Gazette.
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 3:30pm -

HR Minion

  • newLast Call for all HR Superheroes!
    Hey there HR Superheroes. I’m glad I caught before you flew off to put out yet another fire and crush another monster of risk. Did you know that today, yes today, is the last day to sign up for the 2016 AL SHRM STATE CONFERENCE? As an HR superhero,…
    - 17 hours ago, 3 May 16, 11:00am -
  • Giving Back
    One of the things I like seeing in companies is when they put an emphasis on giving back. Charitable giving, donation matching, or paid time off for volunteering; I think they can all be an important aspect of a company’s culture. I have always bee…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • A little more understanding
    I’ve had a hard time thinking about what to write lately because I’ve had some deep thoughts on my mind. That’s never a good thing. Especially when these thoughts make me feel both indignant and heartbroken. Blogging has often been an outlet fo…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • 10 things every HR Pro needs
    It sure is hard out there these days for HR pros. Changing laws, an increasingly diverse workforce, and the sometimes near constant pressure to do more with less. Sure, you love what you do, and you can’t say this isn’t an exciting time to be in…
    - 13 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • Special Unicorns
    You know who they are. The “special” ones. The people who always insist, whether consciously or not, that regardless of the rules or the process, that they get treated differently. Their situation is different. Their work is more important. They…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • Calling all HR Superheroes!
    When it comes to attending conferences, HR professionals these days don’t suffer from a lack of choices. From the large national conferences to the small edgy unconferences and everything in between, you don’t have to try hard to find the right c…
    - 20 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 11:00am -

HR Tact

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

    - 10 Sep 13, 12:00pm -

Everyday People

  • newBe An Influencer !!
    I’ve been active and visible on Social Media forums for many years now. I enjoy them immensely and find them to be great methods of connecting with others across the globe, a simple mechanism to share the work of others and an overall great way to…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 1:05am -
  • And You Are ??
    This past week I attended the SHRM Talent Conference and it was spectacular !! The keynote speakers were all solid and the concurrent sessions had depth and relevant content. I love that people come to conferences to learn, gain skills and get profes…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 1:39am -
  • The Second Day
    Have you ever started a new job? Do you remember what it was like? I remember anxiety about what I wore, how to drive to the office, where to park and what would happen. You weren’t sure who you were going to meet and wondered what they’d think a…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 3:00am -
  • Drop Your Work Face !!
    As you read this you’re probably getting ready for the work week. How do you do that? I’m sure it’s probably different for everyone, but there is preparation of some sort. You get your outfit together. You look at your calendar for the next day…
    - 23 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 1:03am -
  • People. Every. Day.
    I’ve had this small voice in the back of my head that has wondered what it would have been like to be a college professor. I’d want to teach students about HR of course. I envision gathering at the beginning of the semester in my classroom. I’m…
    - 30 days ago, 4 Apr 16, 2:15am -
  • Resurrecting HR !!
    HR is dead. (At least that’s what people want you to believe.) It’s staggering to me that there continues to be this on-going conversation that is desperately trying to kill Human Resources. Blogs, magazine articles, conference presentations, etc…
    - 37 days ago, 28 Mar 16, 1:26am -

Workplace Diva

  • The Five Working Parents You'll Encounter On Take Your Kids to Work Day
    Tomorrow is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, the one day a year (okay, the third day this year alone, cough!) that our co-workers will bring their child with them to the workplace. You're bound to learn more about your co-workers by watching…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 4:06pm -
  • People With Short Names Tend To Earn More Money
    Tempted to saddle your first child with a name that will take him years to spell correctly? Well, spellcheck this, parents: A new report from finds employees with short names make more money. Goodbye Theodore and hellooooo, Ted!The top…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 4:29pm -
  • HuffPo Founder Who Asks People To Work For Free Says To Get More Sleep
    Is is just me, or is Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington everywhere lately? Every time I turn on the television, there she is, promoting her new book entitled The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.In a nutshell -- a…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 1:05pm -
  • Seven Tips For Addressing Zika in the Workplace
    I was outside with a friend when she suddenly slapped the back of her neck. "I think it was a bug," she said, looking at her empty hand. "Maybe it was a mosquito?" We both looked at each other. Oh, no. It's almost that time of year again: mosquito se…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 4:52pm -
  • Nickelback's Lesson For the Modern Workplace

    - 22 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 6:05pm -
  • U.S. Employees Worry About Money All the Time
    Do you worry about money while you're making money? If so, you're not alone. New research from Workplace Options/Public Policy Polling reveals that employees are worried about their personal finances more than ever!U.S. employees have money on their…
    - 27 days ago, 7 Apr 16, 2:26pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newWhat Hospitals Expect: Pediatric Nursing Jobs
    Taking care of children can be a great career choice for a registered nurse. However, pediatrics — the medical and nursing specialty focused on the care of children and adolescents — requires additional training beyond the basics you’ll acquire…
    - 3 hours ago, 4 May 16, 12:47am -
  • newWhat Makes an Effective Resume?
    The average job opening receives 250 applicants. The average time spent reviewing each resume is only 7 seconds. With so little time to review each resume, and so much competition fighting for the few interview spots, your resume needs to truly stand…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 12:34am -
  • Employee Training In 2016: What You Should Know
    Image source: Picserver Although it’d be great if it did, the world of business never sits still. Every little facet of running a successful company is being morphed and tweaked even as we speak. You need to keep up with these changes and accommoda…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 8:52pm -
  • Praising employees helps Manage Stress and Increase Productivity at workplace
    There are two things that most people experience at work. They’ll go through bouts of stress and periods where productivity is low. From a business standpoint, it’s crucial that all employees are working at their peak performance level. This mean…
    - 19 days ago, 15 Apr 16, 12:28pm -
  • How To Quickly Find A Graduate Job Post-University
    Considering the record number of people now attending university, many students will find them in the job hunt situation. It can be very tricky to find a job that matches your finely tuned university skillset, which likely relies on a niche market. N…
    - 34 days ago, 31 Mar 16, 11:08am -
  • 10 Ways Young People Can Get Valuable Work Experience
    As a young person trying to get into the job market for the first time, you have a tricky puzzle to deal with. You need good work experience to land your dream job, but it’s difficult to get a job without having any experience. And, when you are up…
    - 36 days ago, 29 Mar 16, 3:02pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

  • Getting Past The Gossip Girl (or Guy)
    Sometimes, no matter how much I’d like to believe the contrary, it can feel like we never really escape high school.  Who gossiped with whom about what, who got invited to what party, who showed up to what event and who didn’t, what’s the stat…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Apr 16, 10:21pm -
  • Love Yourself
    Have you ever just had to deal with something (or maybe someone)  you just couldn’t get behind?   Of course you have… we all have.  Last year, for me it was lists.  You know what I’m talking about:  influencer marketing lists typically…
    - 79 days ago, 15 Feb 16, 1:22am -
  • Okay Guys: Enough is Enough

    - 8 Apr 15, 8:21pm -
  • #HRCarnival: The Truth of Employee Recognition in Branding
    The value of employee recognition goes far beyond branding. The post #HRCarnival: The Truth of Employee Recognition in Branding appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 25 Feb 15, 11:33pm -
  • Being Crystal: The Confessions of an Over-Thinker
    I realized the best thing I could possibly do for myself was to stop trying to figure everything out. The post Being Crystal: The Confessions of an Over-Thinker appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 2 Feb 15, 10:43am -
  • 2014 Year in Review: “Fix You”
    “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”―Abraham LincolnThe post 2014 Year in Review: “Fix You” appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 20 Dec 14, 2:09am -

The HR Blog

  • newUsing Mind Maps To Win The Corporate Game
    Mind maps have a variety of applications in business, educational, and personal situations as aids in problem solving, decision making, and learning. You can use them for these purposes:
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 6:03am -

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • Three Things Vendors Should NOT Be Doing at #SHRM16
    In about two months, individuals will be heading to Washington D.C. to attend the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference.  This will be my 16th SHRM Annual Conference, and, based on my years of experience, here are the things vendors should NOT be doing as the…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 10:49am -
  • The MBTI of Easter - The ECTI
    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 breakdown is as follows:Chocolate Ra…
    - 38 days ago, 27 Mar 16, 1:44pm -
  • What does #WorkHuman Mean to Millennials and Gen Z?
    In "The Managed Heart," Hochschild coined the term "emotional labor," referring to the effort to hide one's real feelings and display the "right" emotions when meeting with others.  Airline attendants, for example, must make passengers feel comforta…
    - 43 days ago, 22 Mar 16, 2:39am -
  • Is Your Company Hungry for Preferred Grocer Organizations?
    With wellness continuing to be a hot topic, organizations are looking for innovative ways to help their employees lead happier and healthier lives.For example, how do we get our staff to be wiser or better food consumers? One such approach is the ris…
    - 78 days ago, 16 Feb 16, 2:45pm -
  • Here's To You, Recruiting Animal (@animal) #TimSackettDay
    Tim Sackett Day began four years ago as a way to recognize those hard working HR professionals grinding away doing the real influencing on a day-to-day basis. As the hashtag suggests, the first recipient was the aforementioned Tim Sackett.  In sub…
    - 22 Jan 16, 11:45am -
  • True Faith #HR Rewind: Best Employment Application Ever - Kris Kringle
    Originally posted December 25, 2012From "Miracle On 34th Street"Merry Christmas everyone
    - 25 Dec 15, 10:48am -

HR Potential

  • Failing businesses owe multiple debts
    It’s unfortunate, but not unexpected news that retail giant BHS has had to call in the administrators – an all too common trend among time served retailers. Of those who haven’t crumbled like C&A or Woolworths, many (WHSmith for example) have b…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 12:32pm -
  • Why the homeless can’t get a job
    One of the first things I did in my last role (as HR and Business Strategy Manager at a social housing company) was to attend a conference on homelessness. Living and working in a fairly rural area meant that this was an issue I was aware of, but was…
    - 55 days ago, 10 Mar 16, 7:30am -
  • Have you got the skills? #TagTeamBlog2
    Here it is folks, the second Tag Team/Co-blog from myself and my “spiritual partner in HR”, the one and only Mr Perry Timms (@PerryTimms). This time we’re discussing skills and to resolve the UK conundrum of skills being viewed as a social and…
    - 89 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 8:00am -
  • Job Loss: Wishing you were somehow here again
    “Too many years fighting back tears Why can’t the past just die? Wishing you were somehow here again Knowing we must say, “Goodbye” Try to forgive, teach me to live Give me the strength to try No more memories, no more silent tears No more ga…
    - 90 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 10:59am -
  • Who started the War for Talent?
    I’m not the first to decry the use of the phrase “War for Talent” (see for example this blog by Workable). While I’m sure nobody wishes to downplay the true horror and suffering that is war through the use of such a metaphor, it is rather an…
    - 96 days ago, 29 Jan 16, 8:53am -
  • TagTeamBlog #1 Performance Management
    Blogging this week has been exactly like buses (one doesn’t come along for ages and then there’s two at once). But when the awesome energy that is one Perry Timms AKA @PerryTimms ( asked me to take part in a new…
    - 8 Jan 16, 9:46am -

Evil HR Lady

  • new10 Things Every Working Mom Needs
    With Mother’s Day just around the corner, husbands and children are thinking of presents for wives and mothers. Just what does a working mom want for a mother’s day present? Well, probably not these things, unless your wife/mother loves practical…
    - 15 hours ago, 3 May 16, 1:13pm -
  • newTake Your Child to Work Day: You’re Doing it Wrong
    Take is Take Your Child to Work Day. Or Take You Sons and Daughters to Work Day. Or whatever. Regardless, I’m not falling all over myself to do it. Granted, my kids would love to go to work today with their father, who is in Sri Lanka today, but th…
    - 16 hours ago, 3 May 16, 11:51am -
  • newShould You Have Weed in Your Breakroom?
    Marijuana is big business and big news. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton announced that she’d support medical marijuana, Whoopi Goldberg is starting a businesswith THC laced edibles marketed to women, theoretically for menstrual pain, and t…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 11:49am -
  • What Do You Know About White People?
    We talk a lot about diversity, in HR, and we have all sorts of programs and measurements in place. Many businesses are even subject to Affirmative Action Reporting, where you have to declare to the federal government the racial and gender makeup of y…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 11:48am -
  • What Happens When You Hire an Employment Lawyer?
    Let’s say your boss pinches your behind and makes crude comments about your skirt length. This is textbook sexual harassment, so you decide to sue. The good guy always wins, right? One might hope, but it’s not that always that simple. Let’s go…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 11:45am -
  • Outsourcing in Response to Business Transformations: 3 Tips for Success
    Often, organizations consider outsourcing in response to business transformations an unpleasant choice, but that doesn’t have to be the case. The idea that other people are needed to handle responsibilities might be the best — or only — way to…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 11:11am -

Lean HR

  • Crowdsourcing – The Dumbness of the Masses
    We’ve all crowdsourced.  Heck, I did it for an eBook.  (Sadly, publishing it would have taken effort on my part, which never happened.  Not yet, anyway.)  It has gone from a brilliant way to plumb the depths of our collective knowledge to a laz…
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  • Guest Blogging Today
    I know, I know.  I haven’t written anything here in far too long.  I’ve been writing over on the Dovetail Blog, as I’m sure you know.  (You did know, right?  Yeah, of course you did.) Anyway, I was asked to drop a few lines for eLevated Car…
    - 24 Aug 15, 1:41pm -
  • How’d You Like to Help Write a Book?
    If you’ve seen the front page, you know book number two is on the way.  I’ve got a fun project lined up for number three, and if you’d like to help, I’ve got just the thing for you. This one will be a collaboration with two of my previous (a…
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  • Happy #TimSackettDay to Victorio Milian!
    Each year, Tim Sackett Day rolls around and we, as a society, take a day off to appreciate how awesome someone is.  This year, said awesomeosity takes the form of Victorio Milian.  He is a singular human being, and you should know him. There’s go…
    - 23 Jan 15, 3:29pm -
  • Guest Appearance on #DTHR
      It’s always a pleasure to be invited to sit and talk with smart people, which I got to do today.  Check out the link to hear my chat with Nisha Raghavan and Crystal Miller on Drive Thru HR!  We talked culture, we talked Dovetail Software and…
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  • Resolution, Evolution, Revolution
    I loathe New Year’s Resolution posts.  They always seem terribly self-indulgent and loaded with future failure.  They are the worst posts I’ve ever seen.  I bet you get a free bowl of soup with a post like that. (Looks good on you, though.)  …
    - 13 Jan 15, 2:07pm -

Total Picture Radio


  • #Reorg Everything - @ChrisHeuer to do Opening Keynote at #TalentNetInteractive Austin 3/11/16
    We live in profoundly different times. The pace of change isn't just fast, it's accelerating. Driven by a connected, transparent and real time market that demands not only more connected businesses, but ones that are more agile, publicly accountable…
    - 70 days ago, 24 Feb 16, 6:22am -
  • 16 Apps for 2016 from @CoolToolShow Craig and Lars
    Craig and Lars kick off 2016 with a list of their top 16 apps for 2016. Learn what's interesting about:Evernote,Wonderlist,Sunrise,Balanced,Hootsuite,PhotoShop Fix,Headspace,Suggestions,IceCream,Podcasts,Facebook Pages App,Kindle,Font Candy +,TuneBox…
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  • Importance of Mobile Recruiting - Craig Fisher Talks With @NPR
    Mobile job search and candidate experience go hand in hand.  But some employers are slow to recognize this.  Take Facebook for example.  Many Human Resources and recruiting professionals still think of Facebook as just personal.  But job seekers…
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  • Marcus Buckingham #CoolTools #Podcast w/ Craig Fisher #SHRM15
    Marcus Buckingham chats with Craig Fisher at the 2015 SHRM annual conference about his research that shows performance management is broken and that we determine promotions and raises in the workplace based on bad data. He also discusses how he rebui…
    - 8 Dec 15, 6:09pm -
  • Top @Fishdogs Conference Tips for #SHRM15
    This year will mark my 5th year as an official SHRM Blogger.  I attended my first SHRM Annual conference in 2011.  It was a pretty great experience thanks to the awesome SHRM event and social media crews, the Zappos talent team (Craig's amazing Za…
    - 19 Jun 15, 8:32pm -
  • Infographic: Interesting 2014 #SocialMedia Stats
    Microsoft gives us an interesting look on the actual audiences of some our favorite social media platforms.  You might be surprised at the results.  Click on the infographic below for the full view.Interesting 2014 #SocialMedia user stats Facebook,…
    - 6 Jan 15, 3:17am -

Inc Blot

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

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

  • 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
    - 43 days ago, 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
    - 50 days ago, 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
    - 63 days ago, 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
    - 92 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 12:30pm -
  • Why #BlackLivesMatter Trumps All Lives Matter
    Why #BlackLivesMatter Trumps #AllLivesMatter What comes to mind when you hear or read “Black Lives Matter”? Anger, frustration, hatred or guilt? Odds are you didn’t say sympathy, love and understanding. I am proud of the movement so far; I say.…
    - 18 Jan 16, 1:30pm -

The Buzz on HR

  • Happy #TKDay!! Cuz We All Need a Tiffany
    March 15th is Tiffany Keuhl‘s birthday … so the BlogFFs decided to embarrass celebrate her with posts across our collective social media. I met Tiffany on Twitter about 4 years ago when she retweeted something I posted. Soon after, I followed her…
    - 50 days ago, 15 Mar 16, 12:40pm -
  • From PIC — “The Many Ridiculous Roles for Women in the Workplace”
    Early in my career, I read an article which said  men generally cast women into 1 of 5 roles in the workplace. Those 5 roles are Mother, Wife, Girlfriend/Mistress, Sister or Daughter. Mother is expected to coddle and comfort and cover, even when…
    - 51 days ago, 14 Mar 16, 11:00am -
  • The Trouble with Being Transparent
    Transparent. It’s one of the biggest buzzwords used to describe management style and workplace culture today. Like all buzzwords, the definition of what “transparent” means in the world of work varies … For me, it is a management style and/o…
    - 64 days ago, 1 Mar 16, 11:00am -
  • From PIC — Sarah Williams’ Recipe for Workplace Fun
    I have always had a love/hate relationship with workplace fun. I’ve seen employer attempts to create “fun workplaces” go horribly wrong … Instead of fostering cooperative happy, and more productive environments, it spawned competitive, entit…
    - 77 days ago, 17 Feb 16, 11:00am -
  • HR in Formation
    I’ve never been a big Beyonce fan. I’ve written about it on this blog before … But her talent and influence are undeniable. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 2 weeks, you know Beyonce released a controversial new song and vi…
    - 78 days ago, 16 Feb 16, 11:00am -
  • “No Thank You Please” — And The Importance of Directives
    Just after the start of the new year, I came across this story in my Facebook timeline about a school in North Carolina where teachers were discouraged from using “please” and “thank you” in communication with students. Coined as No-NonSense…
    - 83 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 11:25am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newWhat’s Worse: No Work Culture or a Negative One?
    I recently read an article on entitled, “Why a Negative Work Culture Is Better Than No Culture at All.” Much of the article centered around Victor Ho, the CEO of FiveStars – a customer loyalty network for small businesses. Ho,…
    - 11 hours ago, 3 May 16, 5:02pm -
  • new6 Hit Songs to Beat the Staffing Blues
    Music is a universal language with the ability to alter moods, evoke emotions and bring people together. The right song can also help us through the toughest of times. Yes, I am talking about the trials and tribulations that come with hiring, …
    - 13 hours ago, 3 May 16, 3:05pm -
  • newThe Career Summary: What, Why, How
    As it is the key to every job application, there’s a lot riding on your resume. In many cases it’s the only thing a hiring manager will look at, and even so, not for very long. When crafted well a resume can give a great perspective of your empl…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 16, 5:02pm -
  • newLost Your Career Mojo? Get it Back in 7 Steps #MondayMotivation
    Do you remember that amazing feeling you had at the beginning of your career? You know, that feeling that anything was possible, that you could conquer everything you set your mind to? Sometimes it can feel like that feeling has gone forever. Your…
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  • newHow to Use LinkedIn for Social Selling
    Social media is a marketplace of potential buyers, so how are you selling to them? Recruiters sell socially every day, proactively headhunting their next superstar candidate from LinkedIn and marketing roles to them. This strategy is the same…
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  • 44 Practical Ways to Improve Productivity
    I’ve got 44 problems but productivity isn’t one. If you want the most out of your day, you need to be prepared to push through several barriers. Now, we’re all guilty of wasting time.  It’s pretty easy to become distracted from your w…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 3:01pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • 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…
    - 21 days ago, 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…
    - 28 days ago, 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…
    - 82 days ago, 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…
    - 96 days ago, 28 Jan 16, 11:32pm -
  • Keyboard Warriors, Friend Counts, & The Experiment
    I’m six months into a one-year study on keyboard warriors. Keyboard warriors (informal noun): People who make abusive or unnecessarily aggressive and comments on Facebook statuses. They tend to leave bad reviews, sometimes for a business servi…
    - 14 Dec 15, 4:13pm -

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • newChange Starts at Home (Tolerance and Acceptance)
    Young, curious, kind Very wise beyond her years Carolyn Kinzie Carolyn is my daughter, and while she has given me some grief during her teenage years, she has also given me little windows in which I feel quite proud. The Haiku above and this post is…
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  • HR On-Demand and Augmented Reality
    I don’t watch a lot of TV, but when I do, I binge watch. I admit it. I’m far too busy with life, work and family to watch things when they happen live. But oh, when I am desperate for a bit of mindless programming, entertainment and personal sani…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 12:30pm -
  • PIC Reports: The Rise of A.I.
    Part 1 in a 2 part series exploring the evolution of technology in the workplace.   I was too young to see the original Terminator movie but I was old enough to sneak into Terminator 2: Judgement Day  (sorry Mom), and on that day my obsession with…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 12:30pm -
  • When Did HR Become So Cautious?
    We have lost our balls. We have become so safe and cautious that now we are overly cautious. I have been having some conversations with HR Managers and Directors from various industries and walks of life and one thing that stands out in these situati…
    - 12 days ago, 22 Apr 16, 12:30pm -
  • Keirsten Greggs’ “What’s Your Super-employee Superpower?”
    Before starting my new job two months ago I did a self-assessment to establish the image I wanted to portray at my new employer.  As I thought about the impact I wanted to make, the highly coveted Super Recruiter Action Figure, popped into my mind.…
    - 14 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 12:30pm -
  • The Problem With Just-In-Time Recruitment
    How many times has a requisition(s) for a new department, acquisition or project been dropped on your desk with the expectation of you walking on water and moving mountains to fill them immediately? Over the course of my career, this has happened to…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 12:30pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • HackerRank Helps Software Engineers Hone their Skills Onwards and Upwards
    Vivek Ravisankar came to the United States from India with a background in engineering and went through his share of interviews before he landed at Amazon.The post HackerRank Helps Software Engineers Hone their Skills Onwards and Upwards appeared fi…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 5:31pm -
  • 3 Teen Sisters Crush Coding Records, Stereotypes
    Chances are, 11-year-old programmer Mari Machaidze is growing up in a pretty different world than you and me. It might even be a better world, ingrained with the idea that programming is just another skill to be mastered through persistence — with…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 4:18pm -
  • TechCrunch: Microsoft and HackerRank bring executable code snippets to Bing’s search results pages
    Sooner or later, every programmer ends up searching for code snippets and algorithms.The post TechCrunch: Microsoft and HackerRank bring executable code snippets to Bing’s search results pages appeared first on HackerRank Blog.
    - 25 days ago, 8 Apr 16, 11:08pm -
  • HackerRank Partners with Bing to Help You Find Solutions Faster
    This post was co-authored by Marcelo De Barros, Group Engineering Manager at Bing & Vivek Ravisankar, CEO and cofounder of HackerRank It’s a typical night. You’re in the zone with a half-full Red Bull by your side. You’ve come a long way in l…
    - 26 days ago, 7 Apr 16, 6:36pm -
  • Forbes: What Startup CEOs Want In A CFO
    Last week, I spoke with Mike Asher, CFO of HackerRank about the challenges he faces as CFO of a startup. In many ways, startups arechanging the rules of business, and there’s been a lot writtenrecently about when a startup should hire a CFO. After…
    - 32 days ago, 2 Apr 16, 3:24pm -
  • For Anyone Who Has Been Turned Down by 38 Companies, 120 Interviews
    Alibek Datbayev’s journey to helping build the future of travel at Nearly 38 rejections in the span of 2-3 months sounds rueful to the average person. But for great software engineers, such resilience is a common trait. All too often, g…
    - 34 days ago, 30 Mar 16, 4:56pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newLooks like the DOL just put its new salary test on the discount rack
    It’s been a few weeks since we last peeked in on the DOL’s upcoming increase for teh FLSA’s salary test (Winter is coming … for the FLSA’s salary test). It’s long been expected that the DOL would increase the salary test for the administr…
    - 16 hours ago, 3 May 16, 12:00pm -
  • newMaternity leave vs. “Me-ternity” Leave, and what it means for work-life balance
    I read with great interest the following story in the New York Post, entitled, “I want all the perks of maternity leave — without having any kids.”The story, written by Meghann Foye, a self-professed overworked, yet childless, woman…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 11:39am -
  • WIRTW #410 (the “odd jobs” edition)
    What is the oddest job in America? It might be the folks who blur to the naughty bits on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid. From The Seattle Times: “This is a totally weird work environment,” said Shaun O’Steen, the 45-year-old leader of…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 11:47am -
  • Let’s not forget about damages when litigating our cases
    When employers are sued, they do not put enough thought into damages. The typical response is, “We didn’t discriminate; we aren't liable.” But, the reality is, unless you win a case on summary judgment (sadly, an unlikely result), you need…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 10:22am -
  • Ohio tries again to add LGBT rights to employment discrimination law
    As I’ve said more times than I can count, I think it’s repulsive that, in 2016, it is lawful under Title VII and the employment-discrimination laws of most states to discriminate because of one’s LGBT status.S.B. 318 [pdf],…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 11:33am -
  • DOL publishes new employer FMLA guide
    Since I recently cut a check to the IRS for the balance due on my taxes, I thought I’d take today’s space to review how the federal government spends our tax dollars. Today’s examination? The Department of Labor’s newest publication, The…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 11:45am -

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…
    - 40 days ago, 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…
    - 43 days ago, 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

  • The Five Truths About Work-Life Balance Review & Author Interview
    Work-Life balance continues to be a hot topic. The more technology that becomes available, the more it can connect us with our work – anywhere, anytime. We have to learn to set our own boundaries of how and when we will use it. How many of us are a…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 1:30am -
  • CVs & Résumés: Get Them Right to Get the Job – #Infographic
    Are you among the 33% of job seekers who have unsuccessfully applied for at least five jobs, or among the 10% who have applied for more than 50 jobs without even getting a response? If so, it may be time to revise your résumé to see if it contains…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 10:34am -
  • Starting A Company? This Is The Guide You’ve Been Looking For
    We’ve all dreamt about saying goodbye to our boss and starting a new company where we are our in charge. Instead of having someone constantly breathing down your neck, suddenly you’re in control of your career and success. You get to decide how…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Apr 16, 6:51pm -
  • You Can Make your Employees Stay Without a Raise: Here’s How
    Even with a tight job market, it is still cheaper to keep your employees rather than replace them with new ones. The cost of training a new employee, as well as the added overhead of getting them up to speed, can be costly and usually results in slow…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Apr 16, 5:15pm -
  • Not my usual book review: The Path
    If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I love to read and share information on all types of business books. This post is not my typical book review, but for those that know me it will not come as a surprise. I am also a big science…
    - 12 days ago, 22 Apr 16, 11:26am -

Make HR Happen

  • Technology and Respect for Its Roots
    One of my favorite pieces of art is Winston Link’s photograph “Old Maude bows to the Virginia Creeper” in which an old horse seems to be giving deference to the approach of new technology. Gene and Roy Hampton just happened to be at the crossin…
    - 17 Aug 15, 4:55pm -
  • The Pervasive Post and Pray Pathology
    The corruption of our thinking began with learning things that we are unwilling to unlearn. Beginning with inventing the wheel and discovering fire, we eventually came to worship better technological advances. Often we found that automation alone was…
    - 28 Jul 15, 1:00pm -
  • We Have To Talk… Before It’s Too Late!
    Last year a BBC article told the story of Julia Rogers of Newton Abbot, Devon. After over-the-counter remedies for backache didn’t help alleviate her pain, she went to her doctor complaining that it seemed to be spreading into her abdomen. She was…
    - 22 Jun 15, 2:45pm -
  • The Rules for Being Funny… or Serious
    Here it is in a nutshell: There are no rules. I’m sorry if you expected more than that, but anyone who professes to know a one-size-fits-all definition for each band of the humor spectrum is lying or misguided at best. It is usually a matter of sit…
    - 11 May 15, 10:30am -
  • The Missing Dash
    It has been said that a person’s tombstone marks three things: the beginning of life, the end of life, and a dash to represent everything in between. As we go through life cramming as much as we can into our dash, other people have dashes that cro…
    - 30 Mar 15, 10:00am -

No Excuses HR

  • newSnapchat, Ghosts & Not Being Old & Lame
    I've been experimenting with snapchat lately. The tarnished image of the app is gone (yes, it is) and it has now moved to powerhouse status rivaling the other heavy hitters in the social media space.What has been an unexpected surprise to me is how…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 2:27pm -
  • The House of Shame
    For every time I didn't speak up...shame.For every time I didn't challenge the bigot...shame.For every time I had that sinking feeling in my stomach but remained still...shame.For every time a leader crossed the line and I looked away...shame.For eve…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 11:19am -
  • Nothing Left to Fear
    "The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one."- Elbert HubbardFear In Your HeadWhat is the worst thing that could happen if you took a risk and failed?- embarrassment?- loss of credibility?- career stagna…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 11:05am -
  • Luckiest
    I’m the luckiest person alive. Because…- I have an amazing family - I have an incredible job working with very special people - I have the ability to provide for those that I love - I have many old friends that continue to “be there" - I have s…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 12:45pm -
  • The Insufferable Hustler
    There is a fine line between working hard (the hustle) and promoting yourself as the second coming (the hustler.) We see them all the time across our social media channels. One is truly working their version of the hustle, connecting with others, sh…
    - 14 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 10:42am -
  • Consequence
    Consequence....something that happens as a result of an action...First ThoughtWhen I think about "consequences" I typically jump to a negative conclusion."Ken is being disciplined as a consequence for his error."It's almost as if those of us in leade…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 10:49am -

The Chief People Officer

  • 3 Keys to Building a Winning Company
    While lifetime employment is a thing of the past, there are at least three keys to building a winning company in the 21st Century.The post 3 Keys to Building a Winning Company appeared first on The People Group.
    - 42 days ago, 22 Mar 16, 8:11pm -
  • When Losing is Winning
    To improve relationships with employees, you should be willing to give. You must be willing to lose battles to gain their loyalty. The post When Losing is Winning appeared first on The People Group.
    - 57 days ago, 8 Mar 16, 2:15pm -
  • Are You Pro Company or Pro Employee?
    Winning leaders take care of employees and the employees take care of the company. The post Are You Pro Company or Pro Employee? appeared first on The People Group.
    - 61 days ago, 4 Mar 16, 12:10pm -
  • Standing Up for What’s Right
    Will you stand up for what’s right in the face of adversity? The men or women who possess the conviction to do what is right, regardless of personal sacrifice, are desperately needed in business today.  The business community has lost its way. Tha…
    - 65 days ago, 29 Feb 16, 3:07pm -
  • 20 Steps to a Great Company
    On the outside, the company looks good, including leaders, supervisors, employees, processes and policies, products and services. Yet, if you are the CEO or top business executive, you may be asking yourself, "Why is our company performing so poorly?…
    - 71 days ago, 22 Feb 16, 7:22pm -
  • 7 Ideas for a Fabulous Friday Afternoon
    Friday afternoons can be fabulous for your people and good for productivity too.The post 7 Ideas for a Fabulous Friday Afternoon appeared first on The People Group.
    - 75 days ago, 19 Feb 16, 1:45pm -

HR Remix

  • newThe Rise of A.I.
    You, awesome HR professional, probably think that robots are pretty far removed from your day-to-day existence.  You probably think that there is no possible way you could ever be replaced by a robot.  Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role as Terminator p…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 12:00pm -
  • A Decade in #HR : If You Don’t Have This Quality You Are Useless
      I was updating my LI profile the other night and realized that I have been in HR for over TEN years.  A decade in a profession that can be incredibly rewarding, frustrating and sometimes soul-crushing all in the same day.   Over the last decade,…
    - 14 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 11:30am -
  • Carnival of HR – Post-Primary Hangover Edition
    In an early preview of November’s presidential battle, excuse me, election, I voted yesterday in Ohio’s presidential primaries. Now, depending on last night’s outcome you might have a political hangover (it’s only March?) or are trying to fig…
    - 49 days ago, 16 Mar 16, 12:30pm -
  • Recognizing One of HR’s Best #TKday
    What does a great HR pro look like? Of course, they have a solid understanding of the knowledge we need in the HR profession: laws, regulations, recruiting, compensation, etc.; But there are many other intangibles: Tact Discretion Outgoing and friend…
    - 50 days ago, 15 Mar 16, 1:30pm -
  • I Need Your Help With HR Strategy
    Specifically, I need your help with HR at a multi-brand company.   In my current role, I lead the HR team for a subsidiary of a large company. The company I work for has different customers, a different strategic vision and  different brands but we…
    - 63 days ago, 2 Mar 16, 12:30pm -
  • Fearless HR
    Last week, one of my favorite HR bloggers, called on HR to get in Formation.  Reflecting on Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance, Sarah Williams wrote a nuanced article not only discussing Beyonce but also the implications of her Formation message in…
    - 70 days ago, 24 Feb 16, 12:30pm -

Talent Culture

  • new6 Reasons Why Your Company Needs Real-Time Feedback
    In the news today we’re constantly seeing major companies announce they’re dumping their old performance management systems for more agile solutions. Accenture, Adobe, Deloitte, Gap and Microsoft are just a few of the big names that have upgraded…
    - 18 hours ago, 3 May 16, 10:30am -
  • newStop Looking for More Time and Use What You Have
    At some point every year, I lose my voice for a few days. Because my job is to communicate company strategy and keep my team motivated, it’s a tricky problem. I have to choose every word carefully because too much small talk could extend my speechl…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 1:00pm -
  • newInfluencer Marketing Gone Wrong—Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes
    Are you responsible for managing campaigns to roll out a new product or service? Or are you one of the essential cogs in the HR machine with a job that includes finding top talent? In either scenario (and in many others) influencer marketing may be e…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 10:30am -
  • Want the Best for Your Business Social Media–Tweet Naked
    Social media is one of the best marketing tools available when it comes to building and developing personal brands or company brands, yet many people are not utilizing social media effectively. Want the best for your business from social media? Well,…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 1:42am -
  • Gardening Season: Nurture a “Blooming” Talent Pool
    Spring is the kind of season that floods the senses – in a good way. After a long, wet and cold winter, many of us look forward to getting outside in our communities and breathing in the scent of freshly spread mulch. Neighbors tend to their beds,…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 1:00pm -
  • Let’s Redefine Employee Engagement in 2016
    Disclosure: This post contains a quote and link to one of my clients, TinyPulse. If you feel like you’re in a rut at work, you aren’t alone. A recent Gallup poll found that 67 percent of workers aren’t engaged—or worse, they’re actively dis…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 10:30am -

Recruiting Animal

  • The Good Recruiter List - Week 1
    Back on December 6, 2015, I announced that I would be creating a Good Recruiter List. There are a lot of lists of the Top 10 or Top 50 Recruiters on Twitter. These are useful when you want to find an expert. However, these lists only contain the name…
    - 11 Jan 16, 1:40am -
  • High-minded Company Goals Attract Idealists
    From: Meghan M. Biro (edited) What drives top employees now is more than just a paycheck. Purpose is a critical driver of talent. Linkedin looks for employees driven by purpose. Its staff includes 41% who cite self-fulfillment and a desire to serve o…
    - 3 Jan 16, 4:09pm -
  • Hire Programmers Who Love Coding
    From: Justin James A daycoder writes code 9 to 5, Monday through Friday and does not think about it outside of those times. Daycoders won't be motivated to learn the best way of doing things and will just do what they've always done Daycoders are als…
    - 3 Jan 16, 3:58pm -
  • Programmers Have to Communicate Well
    From a recruiter (edited): Social media folks, web developers and UX designers don't just sit in front of the computer. They need to be able to sit down at a meeting and advise senior leaders on protocol for a new project. Or they need to be able to…
    - 3 Jan 16, 3:49pm -
  • How To Build Backlinks To Your Blog
    From: Brian Dean Now I know why people are always asking me to post their articles and infographics on my blog.
    - 3 Jan 16, 3:41pm -
  • Tell Candidates When They Interview Well
    From: Aline Lerner (edited) People can't tell how well they do in interviews. Some think they did poorly when, in fact, they did well. When candidates think they failed the interview, they are less likely to want to work with you. First they self-fla…
    - 3 Jan 16, 3:07pm -

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

Strategy Focused HR

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

Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

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

HR Nasty

  • Career path acceleration, what you are missing and why you were passed over
    Career path acceleration Career path and the manager 1 on 1’s was last weeks blog topic. These updates are important because without them, your manager doesn’t have an inventory of your current skills and accomplishments to sell on your behalf…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 4:22am -
  • Job promotion – speak up about your accomplishments or be passed over
    Passed over for job promotion HRNasty, I know I am a quiet person. I am also smart and I have ideas, but I don’t seem to be getting the opportunities like my loud peers who brag about what they do. Do I have to be a schmoozing douche to get ahead…
    - 12 days ago, 22 Apr 16, 3:39am -
  • Gender Equality, what you need to know to make it to the C Suite
    Gender equality and diversity at the leadership level A recent blog, posted on the Economist’s Executive Education Navigator / Economist’s Executive Education Blog, addressed the topic of gender equality in the workplace which I found fascinatin…
    - 20 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 4:06am -
  • Facilitative Leadership, how to jump start your professional career
    Facilitative Leadership Facilitative Leadership is a career game changer and a class I believe every company should make available. If you ever get the opportunity, I highly recommend you take a Facilitative Leadership Class. Jump on it. Don’t l…
    - 34 days ago, 31 Mar 16, 3:58am -
  • HR lessons from Hollywood
    Lessons from Hollywood I love movies. Movies are an escape from my day-to-day. No one yells at me in the movie theater, no one wants a decision out of me and most of all, no one is complaining to me. The biggest decision I make is regular or extra bu…
    - 41 days ago, 24 Mar 16, 6:08am -
  • Mistakes at work and how to propel your career after they are made
    Mistakes at work and what to do about them Making a mistake at work is about as bad as it gets. We were hired for our expertise in a specific discipline. We were trained by our employer and co-workers to do a specific task. The company made an invest…
    - 55 days ago, 10 Mar 16, 5:24am -

HR Gal Friday

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

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

RU HRelevant

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

    - 11 Mar 15, 12:21pm -
  • Workplace Diversity Isn’t Enough – Let’s Ramp Up Inclusion

    - 11 Feb 15, 3:13am -

Christopher in HR

  • Brand New
    My latest for PIC… Its not what you say… Claire was apoplectic going on about the unfairness of it all. “I’ve got a huge SoMe footprint, profiles in all the right places, I blog like a speed freak on a … Continue reading →
    - 19 days ago, 15 Apr 16, 1:51pm -
  • End Game
    Happy Easter. The Easter holiday for me is one of those days much like Thanksgiving that gives pause enabling me to offer thanks for my lot in life. Its true as you age life becomes a lot cleaner and more … Continue reading →
    - 37 days ago, 28 Mar 16, 11:41am -
  • Bad Business
    There are two sides to every story. The other day I talked about some examples of good business: if you missed that you can read it here. So it seems only natural to share a few samples of things gone … Continue reading →
    - 42 days ago, 23 Mar 16, 1:10pm -
  • Women Not Allowed
    The song remains the same. By now we should know we have a problem with women in the workplace. Despite the fact that they outnumber men (at least in the US) in total workforce population, percent of management and professionals, … Continue reading…
    - 44 days ago, 21 Mar 16, 2:18pm -
  • Good Business
    Do you like breakfast? It is the most important meal of the day you know… No matter what else I do, I make a good breakfast every morning . Did I mention I am a good cook? But Saturday was … Continue reading →
    - 44 days ago, 21 Mar 16, 11:57am -
  • The Art of Success
    Are you happy or or are you successful? Can you be both? Yes. We are inundated with advice on success in business and commerce. The three steps to this, the five keys to that. If we would simply take a … Continue reading →
    - 46 days ago, 19 Mar 16, 2:39pm -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • More on this word, diversity.
      One of the tendencies that I increasingly see among organizations and leaders in their definitions of diversity is to lump it together with commonality. Not a small number of times I have heard or read the statement “diversity is the sum total o…
    - 56 days ago, 8 Mar 16, 8:23pm -
  • About this word “diversity.”
    I have been writing about moving diversity and inclusion work forward and the foundational significance of language. Language itself can be paradigm shifting, it is one of our most powerful, and also one of our most commonly overlooked interventions.…
    - 79 days ago, 15 Feb 16, 3:30pm -
  • Where to start.
    My last post spoke to encouraging signs that there is some real energy building up around actually doing the work of making our workplaces and communities more inclusive. Not just lip service, not just a parade of good intentions, not just posters an…
    - 84 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 4:06pm -
  • Time to get started?
    I am hopeful. I feel like there is a new momentum gathering behind this work. Maybe it is time to get started? With the actual work of inclusion, that is. I know, I know… This may bring about a certain amount of psychological pain for some, exhaust…
    - 92 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 3:54pm -
  • What matters most, and who decides?
    Maybe you have had an experience similar to this… A number of years ago I went to work for an organization that in the interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding process was very focused on, and proud of, its core values. And they were good values. The…
    - 4 Sep 15, 2:48pm -
  • Where shall we go from here? The Future of Diversity and Inclusion.
    10 years ago, I did quite a bit of “101” stuff. I did a lot of presentations on what diversity and inclusion mean for the workplace of today, and a lot of making the business case. I do very little of that today, and much more regularly am intera…
    - 3 Jul 15, 4:01pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • newDo Employees Give Leaders Points For Trying?
    In honor of next week’s WorkHuman Conference, I thought I’d draw your attention to this white paper:  The ROI of Recognition in Building a More Human Workplace.  It was published by the WorkHuman Research Institute at Globoforce, the social rec…
    - 12 hours ago, 3 May 16, 3:49pm -
  • Employers: Are You Prepared for the Legalization of Marijuana?
    I just read an interesting report from Assurex Global, Workplace Impacts of Marijuana Legalization, that opened up my eyes to a growing employer challenge. If you don’t live in – or have employees in – the states of Washington, Oregon, … Cont…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • Accelerating Culture Change Through Leadership Development
      I recently ran across the third report in the Real Work Leadership series of reports from Korn Ferry. Create an Engaging Culture for Greater Impact looks at changing culture through the lens of leadership development. An interesting take. The ……
    - 15 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • Ian Ziskin on CHRO Success
    I don’t usually do book reviews on Data Point Tuesday. But Ian Ziskin, a high profile CHRO, has written a book and he very kindly sent me a copy. Ian and I both contributed chapters to The Rise of HR: … Continue reading →
    - 29 days ago, 5 Apr 16, 12:02pm -
  • Of Job Seekers, Smartphones, and the Election
    Jobvite’s Job Seeker Nation Study for 2016 is out. It’s always an interesting read. (Here’s my post on their 2015 survey.) And this year is no different. There is information on who’s looking, who’s not looking, who’s having a hard … Co…
    - 36 days ago, 29 Mar 16, 11:00am -
  • HR Journey: Talent Management in Singapore and Viet Nam
    Gerry Crispin and I are back at it! We’re joining forces once again to lead a delegation of senior HR leaders on an international recon trip. Last year it was Cuba. (Links to blog posts from the Cuba trip are … Continue reading →
    - 43 days ago, 22 Mar 16, 12:00pm -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newThings you should never say at work #1 - "I'm not technical"
    New series on the blog launching today called 'Things you should never say at work' - hopefully that will focus on the non-obvious but still highly damaging things you should never say on the job.Here goes...(Slightly) edited for purposes of clarit…
    - 15 hours ago, 3 May 16, 1:00pm -
  • newRevisited: Talent vs. Culture in Hiring Philosophy
    Let me be very, vet clear about this: If you only have time for one podcast in your life that podcast should be the HR Happy Hour Show. We are closing in fast on 250 shows in the HR Happy Hour archive, and Trish McFarlane and I have lots more great s…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 1:00pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 244 - Global HR Technology Trends from HR Tech China
    HR Happy Hour 244 - Global HR Technology Trends from HR Tech ChinaHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Madeline LauranoListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour show, join hosts Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane as they talk with Madeline L…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 1:00pm -
  • Who makes better hiring decisions, man or machine?
    Despite two-plus decades of innovation, billions of dollars spent by organizations on HR/Recruiting technologies, and (adding in this one), 139,927,434 blog posts on the topic, hiring still remains stubbornly difficult, is often lengthy and costly, a…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 1:00pm -
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Trends in Labor Force Participation
    It's been ages since I broke off a CHART OF THE DAY post and even longer since I talked about the Labor Force Participation Rate, so let's remedy both of these situations in one shot.Courtesy of your pals at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, have…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 1:00pm -
  • More from the 'Email is ruining our lives' department
    I have not written about email and how horrible it is for some time, so I was kind of glad that I was reminded of that horribleness (probably not a word, but let's keep going), while reviewing a recent survey about after-work hours email habits publi…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 1:01pm -

Women of HR

  • newDo Employees Leave a Company or a Boss? 
      There are various schools of thought on what drives employee retention.  Some expert sources like Gallup place an emphasis on the importance of the manager’s role in engaging, motivating and retaining employees.  Other sources suggest that emp…
    - 17 hours ago, 3 May 16, 11:00am -
  • The Benefit of More Women in Leadership Roles
    Women account for half the world’s working-age population globally. However, the persisting imbalance of women in positions of power has started a debate in corporate circles about the viability of a gender quota so as to encourage gender equality…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • Happiness vs. Engagement…What Should We REALLY Care About? #WorkHuman
    About a year ago, right after I first heard about the concept of #WorkHuman and the inaugural WorkHuman conference was held, I started writing a post on the difference between happiness and engagement.  As it happened, life got in the way and the po…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • How the War for Top Performers Can Be Won by Redefining Success: Capacity and the Definition of Talent
    Talent. The War for Talent. Those two terms are the headlines that strike fear into the hearts of companies and create top-line action items for HR groups across the globe. The major fear for us all is what skills will be needed to ensure corporate l…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • Female Managers vs. All-Male Staff
    In the hotel industry, the housekeeping department is comprised of room attendants (100% female) and housemen (100% male). Management is typically 90-100% female. This predominantly female management team often has difficulty working with the houseme…
    - 22 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • From Entrepreneur to Leader: 6 Tips For a Successful Transition
    To be an entrepreneur requires a special spark, and the urge to follow your own star rather than hitching on to the wagon train that’s headed towards someone else’s idea of success.  As HR people, we’ve all seen entrepreneurs in action, maybe…
    - 29 days ago, 5 Apr 16, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

Benz Communications

  • newThe art and science of writing benefits communications
    Benefits communications require very intentional copywriting to capture the hearts and minds of employees. At Benz, we’ve put a lot of time and energy into determining how to craft the perfect message, every time. Whether you’re a member of…
    - 12 hours ago, 3 May 16, 3:46pm -
  • Bringing financial wellness to the workplace: Garmin’s success story
    Looking for ways to help your employees make better financial decisions? Learn how Garmin, the leading worldwide provider of navigation systems, is taking the lead in financial wellness by driving HSA engagement.
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 5:04pm -
  • Simple ways to build better health consumers—right now
    Chances are you already have a good number of employees in high-deductible health plans. For many of them, the cost implications are daunting, especially since evidence suggests that employees lack the ability to successfully navigate the comple…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 3:16pm -
  • Why you need to communicate more during times of uncertainty
    With an election just months away, many people are nervous about the economy, their jobs, and their future security. In this environment, employers need to be communicating more—and getting executives and leaders to be more visible and accessi…
    - 22 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 3:52pm -
  • Discover how health savings accounts can help cure the retirement savings crisis on April 26
    The average couple will need an estimated $300,000 in retirement. And that’s just to cover medical expenses. In an effort to shrink the growing retirement savings gap, employers are adding a host of resources to help employees meet their futur…
    - 26 days ago, 7 Apr 16, 5:12pm -
  • Key Themes from the HR Executive Health & Benefits Leadership Conference
    We spent last week in Las Vegas at the HR Executive Health & Benefits Leadership Conference, and I was delighted to see how the conference has grown in four years with such a great energy around it. As a program advisor this year, I had the oppo…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 9:26pm -

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

HR Hardball

  • “Say My Name”….The Science of Recruiting
    Before the magic of Vince Gilligan forever bastardized the name “Heisenberg,” the actual man was one of the more recognized and respected names in the field of physics, and a flat-out pioneer in quantum mechanics. Check out the big brain on [……
    - 54 days ago, 11 Mar 16, 1:57pm -
  • Recruiting “Leftovers”
    Even as kids we all realized something… when you ask “what’s for dinner?” and the answer is “leftovers,” Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter the reason, dinner was going to be, as they say, “sub-par.” Edible? […]The…
    - 86 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 1:31pm -
  • The Secret to Creating a Bi-Winning Employee Engagement Strategy
    The Secret to Creating a Bi-Winning Employee Engagement Strategy ‘Bi-winning’, a term popularized by actor Charlie Sheen, means winning on the ultimate level. Bi-winning is “winning here, and winning there”. And I am about to share with you t…
    - 4 Jan 16, 2:08pm -
  • Me & Chuck Muncie
    If the name “Chuck Muncie” means anything to you at all, it probably indicates one of two things: You’re old. You’re a passionate fan of the NFL and it’s history of characters. I have the advantage of being both. But that […]The post Me…
    - 23 Dec 15, 2:34pm -
  • The Waiting is The Hardest Part
    How many sources of input does it take to make a decision? In the rapid-paced profession of talent acquisition, the answer is almost certainly “TOO many.” As the pressure to fill seats intensifies, the challenges in clearing that final hurdle…
    - 17 Dec 15, 2:46am -
  • Arrogant Recruiting
    (published on LinkedIn, November 17, 2015) “Did I just hear that?” Yup, I did. “If they really want to work here, they won’t care if the application process takes an hour.” I had a friend call me recently to act as a […]The post Arroga…
    - 21 Nov 15, 2:38am -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • Changing the HR Story
    The new year presents a fresh start. If there is something you'd like to start doing, stop doing or change the way you are doing it, this is when many jump on the resolution train. Whether you are a resolution-maker or not, making something better is…
    - 12 Jan 15, 12:00pm -
  • My Leadership Sweet Spot
    Leaders must be learners and last week I completed the Healthcare Leadership Development Program. It was great program focused on each of us as individual leaders, the healthcare environment we operate in and leadership in crisis. As a wrap-up, each…
    - 23 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Learning From Those We lead
    There were times when I thought I knew it all: fresh out of college with a diploma that said I was educated, reporting for my first assignment with a shiny 2nd Lieutenant gold bar that said I was in charge, or stepping into an HR Director role with y…
    - 16 Sep 14, 2:00pm -
  • Taking the Gloves Off: Leaders and HR
    Human resources can be complex, confusing and exasperating. Communications between leaders and their human resources department don't have to be.Unfortunately, they are.  Photo credit: iStock…
    - 2 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Kids, Mind Your Orthodonist: A Day in the Life Sunday
    Anna Curzan, delivered a wonderful TED talk, What Makes a Word "Real." While you wonder if  "hangry," "unfriend" and "multislacking" are real words, let me give three real words that are ignored at your own risk: wear your retainer.…
    - 31 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • {Safety} Crazy Comes in Many Sizes
    It was 1980-something in Erie, Pennsylvania and my college roommates and I were getting ready to go out. Whether we were heading to Paparelli's Pub, the Pike house or an after hours club, we stayed together, watched out for each other and stepped in…
    - 28 Aug 14, 11:00am -

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR


  • Employee Health Benefits: now and into the future
    The future of employer sponsored medical benefits lies in what’s happening now. Regardless of what happens in the upcoming elections, no leadership is in a position to unwind history or throw babies out with the bathwater. It’s just t…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 3:31pm -
  • Implementing EEOC Protections for LGBT Workers
    Recent debates in Mississippi and North Carolina have raised many questions about how to protect the specific legal rights of the LGBT community. As a business owner, one of the most important steps you can take is to look closely at your…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 4:31pm -
  • Global PEO: Expanding Beyond Your Borders
    Expanding a business overseas is risky, but it can also deliver huge rewards. When you expand your company beyond your national borders, the compliance regulations and corporate business norms of multiple locations can be overwhelming. Yo…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Apr 16, 7:07pm -
  • $15 Minimum Wage and your PEO
    When it comes to social legislation, what happens in California doesn’t stay there. It’s approval of a new minimum wage strategy will be followed in New York and, surely, other states. What does California’s business have to do with…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 4:18pm -
  • How to Protect Yourself from Social Media Disasters
    Social media has become an important marketing tool for businesses, but it’s also an integral part of personal interactions for both employees and employers. Sometimes the line between public and private becomes blurry and the two arena…
    - 32 days ago, 1 Apr 16, 7:13pm -
  • Are You a Good Candidate for a PEO Partnership?
    Choosing to partner with a PEO is a big decision—one that shouldn’t be made lightly. PEOs offer many benefits to their clients and can increase efficiency, but that doesn’t mean they are the right choice for every business. In this…
    - 69 days ago, 25 Feb 16, 1:22pm -


  • newLessons From A Phone Call
    We put a piece of ourselves out there when we publish, post, or submit anything online. We share this piece of ourselves with the masses, and we hope the reception equals our expectations. Unfortunately, the return does not equal those expectations.
    - 3 days ago, 1 May 16, 5:24am -
  • Episode 004 of Discussing Who Doctor Who 2015 Finale
    In episode 004 of Discussing Who we discuss the finale of the 2015 series of Doctor Who. How did we rate the exit of Clara Oswald? Listen and find out! Hosted by Kyle Jones, Lee Shackleford, and Clarence Brown.
    - 17 days ago, 16 Apr 16, 6:17pm -
  • What have you done that makes you happy lately?
    We often do not know the impact we have on those around us. We, in our routines, fall victim to tunnel vision - not seeing what is in front of us or realizing that which we may never know. We - myself included - need to be aware of our actions and th…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 11:36pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 003
    In episode 003 of Discussing Who we discuss recent hero movies including Deadpool and Batman V. Superman. We also speculate about Captain America: Civil War and X-Men Apocalypse. Hosted by Clarence Brown and Kyle Jones.
    - 25 days ago, 9 Apr 16, 12:24am -
  • Discussing Who Episode 002 Now Available
    In this episode we talk about the Supergirl television program on CBS. We compare this version to the comics and speculate on what’s to come. Hosted by Kyle Jones and Clarence Brown.
    - 37 days ago, 28 Mar 16, 4:08am -
  • Discussing Who Episode One
    Welcome to the first episode of Discussing Who! I join my friends Clarence Brown and Lee Shackleford for the first episode of our new podcast. In this episode, we introduce ourselves, talk about what to expect from Discussing Who, and talk about wha…
    - 59 days ago, 6 Mar 16, 12:37am -


  • newThe future of work is human
    If I had to list four things that bring out my inner geek, they’d be: Work Technology Psychology Education I can’t remember the dates of any historical events, my knowledge of sports and sporting prowess is limited and if you want to know what st…
    - 21 hours ago, 3 May 16, 7:00am -
  • Technology, analytics, data, life – start from the beginning
    I’ve just got back from the HRTechFest in Washington. Last time I went to one of these, I wrote this about Technology being HR’s biggest asset. I still think it is – so take a look. This time, I was struck this time about the commonality of a l…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 7:00am -
  • You can’t systemise creativity
    I saw a quote last week that appealed to me. John Sumser from the excellent HR Examiner was reporting what must be the overheard line of the week, “…if we knew what we were doing, this wouldn’t be cutting edge….” It made me smile because wi…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 7:00am -
  • It doesn’t matter: It’s just HR
    When we spend time talking about ourselves, it is time lost talking about the things that matter to our employees, to our leaders and to our organisations. it doesn’t matter where we report, or who reports to us it doesn’t matter what we’re cal…
    - 23 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 7:00am -
  • Driving cultural change
    If we’re honest, most attempts at culture change fail. We like to pretend that we’ve made small steps forward, but in reality we witness the prevailing culture continue. The reason? Most approaches aren’t systemic, instead they focus on only so…
    - 30 days ago, 4 Apr 16, 7:00am -
  • It’s open season for talent
    It used to be that things were simpler when you wanted to recruit senior “talent” in to your organisation. Companies and sectors worked in a pretty siloed fashion and with a commercial hierarchy in place. Making it more straightforward for recru…
    - 36 days ago, 29 Mar 16, 7:00am -


  • Employee Performance Issues: Strategies for this Difficult Discussion
    Employee performance issues. We all dread them and may try to avoid them. The issue becomes the elephant in the room. When you are faced with performance issues with a team member, do you approach it head on or do you avoid having ‘the talk’? Unf…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 12:00pm -
  • The Downsizing Meeting: Compassion and Respect is Key
    Terminating an employee can be one of the most stressful parts of a manager’s job – especially, when the termination is related to a reduction in force (RIF). This news can sometimes come as a shock to the affected employee, making delivering the…
    - 18 days ago, 16 Apr 16, 12:00pm -
  • 6 Things to Consider When Preparing for a Reduction in Force (RIF)
    Terminations can occur for a variety of reasons including Reductions in Force. Letting employees go due to declining business performance or changing business priorities is tough and can often feel like it came out of left field for the employee. Thi…
    - 32 days ago, 2 Apr 16, 12:00pm -
  • How Do You Show Employee Appreciation?
    Showing employee appreciation doesn’t always have to come in the form of a big, fat bonus check (although that usually is well-received!). Simple gestures such as saying ‘thank you’, a thoughtful hand-written note, or recognizing someone’s ha…
    - 46 days ago, 19 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • Gamification: Is Your Company up for the Challenge?
    Gamification is a growing trend among organizations looking to improve engagement, productivity, learning, and recruitment. The companies who use gamification in one area or another often find these virtual games are well received with younger genera…
    - 60 days ago, 5 Mar 16, 1:00pm -
  • Employee Engagement: A Hot Topic in 2016
    In 2016, organizations around the world will be focusing on employee engagement like never before. The reason? The war for talent is more competitive than ever and the level of transparency for most organizations has increased significantly thanks to…
    - 74 days ago, 20 Feb 16, 1:00pm -

HR Culture Club

  • Your Salary Negotiation Tool
    I’m a huge fan of pay transparency.  Basically, my thought is if you’re paying people fairly, what do you have to hide?  Of course, not everyone feels that it is proper to talk about pay, but even giving people a formula for how pay is calculat…
    - 21 May 15, 7:33pm -
  • Job Search Webinars
    Forget changing the margins on your resume and sending it in to job portals where you don’t even get a response. I’m here to bring you all of my best tips to help you land your dream job with 2 job search webinars. Did you know more people get jo…
    - 11 Mar 15, 7:16pm -
  • Corporate Culture Steals from Quicken Loans
    Quicken Loans made big waves last year, climbing the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work List from #13 to #5, so you know they have some corporate culture ideas you want to steal.  One of the most basic ways they get team members to chug the QL Kool-Ai…
    - 26 Jan 15, 4:52pm -
  • Office Tech at CES
    In case you’re not familiar with CES, it’s a super big electronic and tech show in Las Vegas supplying all of the new trends to meet your office needs.  While nerds and Sin City don’t often go together, when they do it’s a crazy mishmash of…
    - 14 Jan 15, 2:53pm -
  • Get Hired + a $4k Signing Bonus (this weekend ONLY)
    This Chick has visited more job boards than she cares to admit. Do you get a job off of a job board? No. You get information about a job, but the odds of getting a job from a job board (like, Monster, etc.) is about 10%. Not to mention the…
    - 29 Aug 14, 7:33pm -
  • Do You Search Your Company Hashtag?
    I’ve been hearing a lot of these days about social recruiting, turning employees into brand ambassadors, and creating a “Your culture is your brand” social media strategy.  I realized awhile ago that not only do companies already have brand am…
    - 22 Aug 14, 8:28pm -

Accidental HR

  • My honest opinion 
    Recently a friend who was actively looking for work asked me my opinion on a job she wanted to apply to. She had me at “your opinion”. She was struggling with striking the right tone in response to the job posting that included this gem: “able…
    - 12 Jan 16, 4:13pm -
  • Hungry, Hungry HiPos
    ‘Tis the season for performance appraisals, evaluations, and incentive bonuses. And whether you like them or not, whether they fall into the pro or the con side of your list, performance management programs are generally a part of most organization…
    - 5 Jan 16, 11:00am -
  • The attraction of owning it
    I was recently asked to consider, as an employee, what I look for in an organization. I can be shallow at times and my immediate thoughts were: a good cook, great dancer, and an ability to gauge and react appropriately to my moods….uh, I mean, good…
    - 21 Oct 15, 10:00am -
  • What the world needs more of: constant reminders and a POP of colour!
    Do you know what phrase irritates the hell out of me? ” POP of colour”.  As in, “Hey, do you know what this room needs? A POP of colour!” Not just a dash, splash or a bit…but a POP of colour!  And yes, the uppercase letters and exclamatio…
    - 7 Oct 15, 10:00am -
  • Drawn to distraction
    With the recent stiffer legislation targeting distracted drivers from talking and texting while driving, I couldn’t help but stop to consider is this enough. We are such an incredibly distracted society. We have been led to believe and have complet…
    - 3 Sep 15, 10:00am -
  • Negative energy is still energy
    You know how there are people out there who are really judge-y and quick to comment when things are going crappy. Well, it turns out I am one of them. It’s true.  How sad. The reality is that my posts were fuelled by all the things going wrong tha…
    - 30 Aug 15, 12:51am -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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


  • 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

  • newConsultants: 5 Reasons You’re Losing Potential Clients
    When our leadership team was brought in to “save” a failing division, we knew it would be tough. Unfortunately, like it so often happens in the recruiting process, we were sold a situation that was more wishful thinking than reality. Charged with…
    - 19 hours ago, 3 May 16, 9:30am -
  • What to Do When You Feel Like You Don’t Fit In
    At one time or another, we’ve all felt like we’re the “odd man out.” The worst part is when we convince ourselves that everyone notices that we don’t fit in, and our only choice is to hole up wait to be rescued. Oh, wait, that’s never goi…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 9:30am -
  • The Leadership Lesson Experts Don’t Tell You: Learn to Be Alone
    Leadership is about teamwork, inspiration, vision, and innovation (throw in your favorite leadership buzzword or trait here). What the experts don’t tell you is that to find your leadership, you also have to learn to be alone. In Australia, we live…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 9:30am -
  • 30 Life Lessons from Writing (Almost) 30 Days in a Row
    Last month, I dared myself to do something I thought was impossible, to write for 30 days in a row. In the past, I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo, so I knew that 30 days of writing wasn’t actually the challenge – it was hitting publish on my blog…
    - 22 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 9:30am -
  • Find Your Groove: 7 Post Vacation Tips to Beat the Monday Crunch
    Hopefully, you’re not like the 40% of Americans who leave nearly half of their paid time off untouched each year. It doesn’t help you to work non-stop as your stress levels soar, and it doesn’t help your organization either. If you’re thinkin…
    - 23 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

  • 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 -
  • I was 'one of the boys' and it made me a bitch
    The danger of the boys club is not the fact that there’s multiple men in one space, it goes code red when a girl becomes ‘one of the boys’. How do I know? Because I used to be the chosen one. I was one of the boys with a bunch of guys that I ab…
    - 6 Aug 14, 12:45pm -
  • Forgiving yourself for your full time job
    How amazing are biological rhythms that we just accept, like REM cycles, tides, moons, seasons – flowers that open and close at certain hours of the day. We say “yes of course, these things should have this rhythm because they are from nature and…
    - 10 Jun 14, 2:29pm -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • Big Data Is Not So Big: Dun & Bradstreet Empowers Data-Driven Small Business
    011041000000Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored product review. I will receive compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statement, I w…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 6:09pm -
  • Letting Go: Three Functions HR May Want To Delegate Responsibility For
    122040000010 These days you can’t evade commentary on what HR should be doing and assuming responsibility for. The list is endless and maybe even unreasonable. How organizations structure their HR departments differs based on an innumerable amount…
    - 13 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 11:30am -
  • Talent Think Innovations Intern Talks: The Business of Social Media
    022031000030 My marketing professors used to say that some companies would hire millennials to take care of digital media needs partly because they were, you know, millennials. I can understand having that viewpoint somewhat, I mean we did grow up wi…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 11:30am -
  • Tread Lightly: Why You May Want to Reconsider Befriending Your Boss
    011051100120  It’s a fabulous thing when the stars align and you gain a great boss in taking a new job. What makes them “great”? Perhaps, they have a great personality. They aren’t the usual stuffy leader. Maybe, it’s because they are con…
    - 29 days ago, 5 Apr 16, 1:36pm -
  • Beware Knowledge-Poaching Leaders
    010021000230Two years ago, I wrote an article about things I needed CHRO’s to know about what the organization needs from them. I wanted them to know what kind of leaders their employees deserve. I find myself wanting to have this discussion again…
    - 35 days ago, 30 Mar 16, 3:47pm -
  • Are you pushing the limits on your labor?
    022151011110 One of the first things I learned in Industrial Psychology was the breakdown and distribution of labor. I learned what it meant to have a full-time equivalent (FTE), part-time, temporary and per-diem/on-call staff. Each of these componen…
    - 43 days ago, 22 Mar 16, 3:02pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Mentorship and the So-Called “Entitled Generation”
    Happy Easter (or long weekend) to you! You can find me guest-posting at the EOList this week as part of a great Mentorship Month line-up. I  got  a little bit ranty about ‘millennials’ and mentorship. Check it out!   Image credit: Faye Cornish…
    - 40 days ago, 25 Mar 16, 2:49am -
  • #HRPA2015: Why Your Organization Needs More Rebels, Heretics, and Weirdos
    What a whirlwind at the 2015 HRPA Annual Conference this week! On day one, following three keynotes, 2 sessions, lots of coffee, and two after-parties later, I arrived home with a brain full of ideas and an iPhone full of notes. Here’s my first pos…
    - 25 Jan 15, 5:07am -
  • HR: Organizational Cheerleader or Agony Aunt?
    Note: This post was my contribution to the crowd-sourced ebook This Time It’s Personnel: Humane Resourced 2. The brainchild of David D’Souza, HR pro, fellow contrarian, and spectacular blogger at 101 Half Connected Things, all proceeds from the s…
    - 22 Dec 14, 1:19pm -
  • I’m Back and Pre-Conference Blogging at LiveHR!
    Hello there! Season’s greetings to you. It’s no secret that I’ve taken a significant break from blogging here at Talent Vanguard in the past several months. Life got pretty busy in 2014 and I suddenly found myself chairing a committee which run…
    - 20 Dec 14, 8:33pm -
  • Networking is Dead. Long Live Networking!
    Those of us embroiled in the ‘war for talent’ often fail to appreciate that this ‘talent’ is made up of individuals fighting their own war for the job they want, or even just a foot in the door. This is the unique ugliness of our modern day l…
    - 24 Jul 14, 11:51am -
  • Live a Deliberate Life, “Beyond the Picket Fence”
    This week, I’m interviewing Chris Taylor, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker, about his first book Beyond the Picket Fence, now available for pre-order. I was intrigued about the message of Chris’s book to live a deliberate life and wanted to know…
    - 8 Jul 14, 11:42am -

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

  • Visie op Valve en de Cabal
    Introductie Valve is in 1996 door voormalig Microsoftwerknemers Gabe Newell en Mike Harrington opgericht en wereldwijd één van de meest bekende, innovatieve en succesvolle softwarebedrijven met een rijke geschiedenis. Het bedrijf telt ongeveer drie…
    - 49 days ago, 15 Mar 16, 9:35pm -
  • Visie op de evolutie van management
    Zoals begin 2015 uitgezonden in de documentaire ‘Het einde van de manager‘ van het programma VPRO Tegenlicht, ligt de rol van de manager onder vuur. Verschillende organisaties laten zien hoe zij werknemers de macht geven en zelfsturing de ruimte…
    - 99 days ago, 25 Jan 16, 6:00pm -
  • Visie op Semco-stijl
    Ricardo Semler behandelt in het boek ‘Semco-stijl’ het inspirerende verhaal van de meest opzienbarende werkplek ter wereld: Semco. Semco produceert een reeks van producten. Het zijn niet de producten die Semco bijzonder maken, maar de wijze waaro…
    - 9 Dec 15, 8:26pm -
  • Visie op Holacracy
    Brian Robertson behandelt in het boek ‘Holacracy’ een door hem gelijknamig ontwikkelde methode die een organisatie wendbaar en slagvaardig maakt. Door toepassing van deze methode wordt de kloof tussen hoe de dingen zijn en hoe ze zouden kunnen zi…
    - 16 Sep 15, 7:51pm -
  • Visie op Buurtzorg
    Buurtzorg Nederland is hét voorbeeld als het gaat om innovatief organiseren. Sharda Nandram mocht een jaar lang in de keuken van deze organisatie kijken en heeft op basis hiervan de theorie ‘Integrating Simplyfication’ afgeleid. Sharda Nandram i…
    - 4 Aug 15, 7:07pm -
  • Visie op strategie
    Geïnspireerd door Sensation ‘The Legacy’, welke op 4 juli 2015 heeft plaatsgevonden,  worden in deze blog een aantal aanvullende strategieën op het model van Treacy en Wiersema aangestipt. Sensation maakt elk jaar een nieuwe show welke de zint…
    - 6 Jul 15, 6:30pm -

HR Bartender

  • newThe 10 Habits of High-Performing Employees
    I’ve never worked with an organization that said they didn’t care about performance. Quite the contrary, I’ve always worked with organizations that cared about performance. A lot. Specifically, they wanted high-performance. In individuals and i…
    - 19 hours ago, 3 May 16, 8:57am -
  • newEmployees: You Need to Read This
    Some of the best things about technology are the traditions they’re challenging. We’re beginning to change the way we do business because technology solutions allow us to do things differently. But traditions are kinda hard to change. Take, for i…
    - 3 days ago, 1 May 16, 8:57am -
  • Recruiting Is Only Getting Tougher [infographic] – Friday Distraction
    I believe one of the key metrics in recruiting is time to fill. It’s also a very flexible metric. Traditionally, we think of time to fill as the time it takes from the job requisition being approved to the job offer being accepted. If the requisiti…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 8:57am -
  • Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Freelancer Edition
    Regardless of the reason, the gig economy is here to stay. Individuals are opting to have a side hustle in addition to their regular full-time jobs. Some people are choosing to leave the daily grind and freelance full-time. An article in Forbes put t…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 8:57am -
  • How Do You Change Company Culture – Ask #HR Bartender
    A couple weeks ago, I participated in a webinar with my friends at SilkRoad on “HR’s Role in Bridging the Skills Gap.”  During the webinar, we asked listeners about some of the strategies they were using, such as training, succession planning,…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 8:57am -
  • Recruiters Must Learn Talent Development (and vice versa)
    Last year, I saw something at a conference that surprised me. A speaker asked an audience of about 100 human resources professionals – who has a kickass talent acquisition function. The surprise? Not one person raised their hand. I get it. Recruiti…
    - 10 days ago, 24 Apr 16, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • newWhen the Garbage Stinks, Take it Out
    There’s a garbage can in your head that’s stinking up your leadership. Garbage is your inclination to pretend you’re less than you are by clinging to old ways of thinking about yourself. Garbage… Continue reading →
    - 13 hours ago, 3 May 16, 2:52pm -
  • newSeven Ways to be Overworked and Under-Appreciated
    I’ve been teaching managers to coach employees for about four years. One thing is obvious. Overworked managers pressure themselves in self-defeating ways. Successful managers make others matter more. Seven ways to be overworked… Continue reading…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 12:41pm -
  • new7 Ways to be a Dealer in Hope
    You and the people you influence cannot thrive apart from hope. Napoleon rightly said, “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Successful leaders inspire hope.  Leadership is about the future – hope is… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 16, 10:29pm -
  • How to Become a Light in the Fog
    I’ve heard managers complain, “These people just don’t get it.” Poor management is the reason people inside organizations are in the fog. Impose the job of creating clarity on yourself. Stop complaining about people who… Continue reading…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 1:12pm -
  • How to Hold Millennials Accountable in 7 Steps
    (When this post was first published, it came out blank. My apologies for the inconvenience.) For as long as I can remember, the older generation has complained about the younger. “What’s the world… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 6:07pm -
  • Over-led and Under-managed
    Last night I coached a successful leader who turned an organization around. Now he wonders if he’s the one to solve the problems success has created. Successful leadership creates management challenges. Successful management creates leadershi…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 11:30am -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newcan I ask for a second chance to interview if I feel like I didn’t get a fair shot?
    If you didn't get a chance to show your qualifications for a job, can you ask for a second chance to interview?You may also like:emails with a reader frustrated with her intervieweremployer won’t give me a fair chance to interviewwhat’s the…
    - 10 hours ago, 3 May 16, 5:59pm -
  • newhow to help a staff member be more confident
    Employees who lack confidence are less likely to take initiative, generate new ideas, or act decisively when it’s needed.You may also like:3 ways to build accountability on your teamhow to manage a brilliant jerkhow can remote managers addres…
    - 12 hours ago, 3 May 16, 4:30pm -
  • newhere’s another example of a great cover letter
    Here's a real-life example of what a great cover letter can look like. This sample is for inspiration only, not copying!You may also like:here’s a real-life example of a great cover letter (with before and after versions!)end your doubts about…
    - 13 hours ago, 3 May 16, 2:59pm -
  • newboss and coworker are intense BFFs, mediocre employee wants me to accommodate her school schedule
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Mediocre employee wants me to accommodate her school schedule One of my direct reports, Jane, told me that she recently made the decision to go back to school and get a business degree. I was re…
    - 1 day ago, 3 May 16, 4:03am -
  • newjob candidates who call for more information before we’ve invited them to interview
    A reader writes: I work for a company with a very small number of permanent employees (10) that employs a large number of entry-level seasonal workers (~25) at a couple points in the year. The company is so small that we don’t have landlines; we ju…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 16, 5:59pm -
  • new7 ways you’re driving your coworkers batty
    Anyone who’s ever had a job knows the special hell of annoying coworkers who get on your last nerve at work and from whom you can’t escape because you’re both required to work together. But have you ever considered that you yourself might be th…
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  • 5 Great Motivational Books You Should Read
    Who needs motivation? humm, everyone?! It is in fact a key aspect of anyone’s work experience, and life in general. Without motivation, one would sit idle, do nothing, feel depressed. And even though we had previously written many articles regardin…
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  • How to Deal with a Micromanager ?
    Now that you came to realize what the key signs of a micromanager are (if you missed our previous article about this topic feel free to check it here: Are you a Micromanager?), we now move to another aspect which is the key problem for people being m…
    - 22 Apr 13, 5:03pm -
  • Are you a Micromanager?
    Are you a micromanager? sometimes termed a control freak? well sadly most micromanagers will answer by no ! as they do not feel that they are micromanaging. Actually many people will feel insulted if they are called micromanagers. The effects of thi…
    - 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 -
  • 5 Great HR Blogs you Should Follow
    So you are into the Human Resources field, maybe just entering into this exciting HR career (or as Michael Scott from the office describes HR as they “suck the air out of the room they walk into” .. lol, but that’s just Michael Scott), you migh…
    - 10 Apr 13, 8:12pm -
  • Virtual Workplace 4 Key Tools and Implementation Steps
    As we had defined earlier virtual workplaces and their types, and discussed also their advantages, challenges, as well as their future .. Today we continue this discussion shedding lights on the tools and implementation of virtual workplaces. In esse…
    - 27 Mar 13, 8:05pm -

HR Observations

  • newAn angry employee is not just an employee relations issue
    I had a client call the other day looking for advice on what to do with an angry employee. The employee was causing all sorts of havoc with fellow employees, to the point of causing tears. We talked about the situation and I provided some advice on w…
    - 17 hours ago, 3 May 16, 11:00am -
  • newA good thought for a Monday
    As you start off this week keep this in mind.
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 11:00am -
  • Future Friday: How to make the future a calmer place
    If you are anything like me, and I am betting you are, your day is constantly interrupted by the technology that surrounds you. Email notifications, automatic downloads, pop-ups, even your alarm clock are all aspects of what is called interruptive te…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • Do you have the habit that makes people successful?
    In his article 10 Habits of Ultra Successful People: The Secret Sauce to Success, Charley Mendoza divulges to us what has made Bill Gates, Elon Much, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Cuban and others so successful. The list is excellent and I try to apply  many…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • Are employees protected from termination for social media posts?
    Curt Schilling, former superstar turned ESPN announcer, was prominent in the news last week because he got fired for comments he made about the North Carolina “bathroom” law. (If you are not familiar with what that is you click here.) Many people…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 11:00am -
  • If you use Independent Contractors are you free from union trouble?
    The logical answer to that question would normally be “yes.” Unions are groups of employees that have gathered to provide them the opportunity to deal with wages, hours and working conditions, but if you have been paying attention you know the Na…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 11:00am -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • Am listed in the top 75 global HR blogs to follow in 2016
    So yesterday I got to know that my blog was amongst the top 75 HR blogs to follow in 2016 even though I haven't been blogging much. Am thankful to the folks at proven hope to be blogging a lot…
    - 83 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 10:43am -
  • Moving from Flipkart on to a freelance role
    So the news is that I am moving on from Flipkart to consult with large companies and startups to help them help them articulate their employment branding message, strategy and channel ..Let me know at Twitter or LinkedIn If you want to talk to me abo…
    - 16 Nov 15, 1:13pm -
  • Reflections on @SHRMIndia's #SHRMI15 annual conference
    Last week I headed to Delhi as a member of the social media squad invited by SHRM India to attend their annual conference. The conference kicked off in style with a flashmob, singing "We are HR" (to the tune of "We will rock you") , and then was key…
    - 29 Sep 15, 3:05am -
  • Attending #SHRMI15 24th-25th this week by @SHRMIndia
    Tonight I head over to Delhi to attend SHRM India's annual conference at Delhi on 24th and 25th.Looking forward to attending the talks by speakers like Dr TV Rao, one of the pioneers of HRD in India, G Ramkumar of ICICI Bank, Abhijit Bhaduri of Wipro…
    - 22 Sep 15, 9:35pm -
  • #TechHR15 Get a 20% discount by using @GautamGhosh as discount code
    We are gearing up for the TechHR Conference & Exhibition on 19th & 20th August, 2015, at the Leela Ambience Gurgaon.This conference under the theme of “Driving on Digital” will once again be the largest confluence of business, HR and technology…
    - 12 Jun 15, 4:19am -
  • #EmployerBranding The Right Image

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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

  • Experts Schmexperts
    Sooner or later you will do something long enough to the point where some people will think you are an expert. Blah...Experts live and think in tunnels. They read the same books and articles about their field and pay little attention to the world ar…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 4:09pm -
  • PODCAST: Gabriel Moncayo – The Guy Who Runs the #1 Rated Sales Bootcamp – AlwaysHired
    "The conventional wisdom about selling is that selling is convincing people to do things. It's not about convincing people to do things. It's about being a mirror. The best sales people are the best mirrors." -Gabriel Moncayo Ramping and training sa…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 7:25pm -
  • Innovation does not happen in your office
    The more I work in an office the more I realize my imagination or prediction of events that could be coming down the road diminishes... (PS - I don't think anyone should say they can predict).When is the last time someone invented something incredib…
    - 12 days ago, 22 Apr 16, 1:05pm -
  • The Quest for I Don’t Know
    Most people are on a quest for something. They quest money in sales, fame in politics, enlightenment in religion and winning in sports. In science, the quest is for truth but why does the quest for truth fizzle when it hits business or other worldly…
    - 19 days ago, 15 Apr 16, 3:20pm -
  • Cheers to the Good Ones…
    Good performers in any respective field are so good they do not need to tell you they are good. Good things happen when good performers are around.Examples -Good musicians are so good they do not need to tell people they are good musicians. People…
    - 25 days ago, 8 Apr 16, 4:08pm -
  • A Suggestion for Change
    Large scale change efforts happen when people are dissatisfied enough by the status quo. Change is that simple. When people are dissatisfied enough, they will make a change.Don't spend time getting someone to change their character if they are satis…
    - 32 days ago, 1 Apr 16, 9:55pm -

Upstart HR

  • newShould You Celebrate When Employees Leave?
    I was talking with some HR professionals last week, and the conversation of transparency came up. What happens if managers care so much about their employees that they help or prepare them to leave the company to pursue the next step in their careers…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 12:15pm -
  • Financial Wellness Benefits: Employers are the Employee Financial Lifeline
    Wellness as an employee benefit has expanded in the last year or two to include more than just the physical aspect–it now wraps in financial, emotional, and other types of wellness as well. That’s a good thing, because 68% of workers rely on the…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 11:02am -
  • HR: The CEO’s Most Trusted Advisor
    Among all of the opportunities that HR leaders have, I believe that one of the most valuable is puncturing the CEO bubble by acting in a strategic advisor capacity. As I wrote some time ago, 76% of CEOs value their relationship with HR. This is becau…
    - 23 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 2:20pm -
  • How to Instantly Have More Credibility with Your Data
    One of the challenges for HR pros is not necessarily gathering data. We’re pretty good at that, since we have access to recruiting, benefits, and a host of other business practices. The hardest thing many people have trouble with is actually in the…
    - 30 days ago, 4 Apr 16, 10:33am -
  • Engaging Employees with Technology Choices
    Last week I had the chance to speak with a local HR leader. She was lamenting her company’s hideously awful HR module that was an add-on to the company accounting software. The firm paid plenty of money for the module, but it is ineffective, ineff…
    - 37 days ago, 28 Mar 16, 12:30pm -
  • The Problem with HR Technology Integration
    Technology is everywhere in the workplace today, but one of the biggest problems for many companies is integrating the various systems they have. If you have a favorite performance management system and want that to feed into your company’s learnin…
    - 43 days ago, 22 Mar 16, 12:13pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Grand Passion Is Essential To Both Great Wine And Enterprise Software
    Hunter Valley, Australia Ron and I spent mid-Feb to mid-March 2016 traveling in New Zealand and Australia, spending most of our time visiting with much-loved friends in both countries who we see far less often than we’d like. Although we have tons…
    - 31 days ago, 2 Apr 16, 6:00pm -
  • From Human Resource Management To Worker Management Or ???
    If you’ve read even a few of my posts, then you know I focus pretty consistently on an issue that lurks, quietly but dangerously, waiting to sabotage our best efforts to achieve improved organizational outcomes through improved workforce performanc…
    - 79 days ago, 14 Feb 16, 8:18pm -
  • Workday’s 2015 Tech Summit: What Hasn’t Been Reported Widely Enough
    There’s been a ton of great coverage out of Workday’s 2015 Tech Summit, a preliminary list of which I’ve included below and to which I’ll add as others bring their coverage to my attention. But having attended this well-run event and after r…
    - 31 Dec 15, 2:12am -
  • A Bloom’s Christmas: Inventory Management And Retail Retold
    [I’ll get back to writing about #EnSW, especially #HRtech, right after the New Year, but my recent strolls down memory lane have been part of my celebrations and reflections on turning 70, something you only get to do once. I also hope to make a lo…
    - 20 Dec 15, 4:27pm -
  • Reprise: A Great Miracle Happened Here!
    Chanukah 2015 HR Tech Wishes For 2016 Take Your Chances, Win Some Gelt 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 on each…
    - 10 Dec 15, 2:28pm -
  • Reflections For Thanksgiving 2015
    Being both Jewish and American presents me with two major opportunities each year (so on Rosh Hashanah and now on Thanksgiving) to reflect on how very fortunate I am to live in this amazing country and on what I can do to make it and myself better.…
    - 23 Nov 15, 7:51pm -

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
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    - 13 Aug 15, 11:30pm -
  • How to Attract the Right Candidate
    Author: Helen Sabell (College of Adult Learning)Today’s job market is highly competitive and inundated with a growing number of people seeking employment. As a result, employers may find themselves...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w…
    - 7 Aug 15, 11:30pm -
  • SMEs Guide to Online Payroll Services
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    - 7 Jul 15, 11:30pm -
  • Employee Performance Reviews
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    - 3 Jul 15, 11:30pm -

David Jackson HR

  • Christmas Trees and Hourglasses
      We know that the requirement for skills is changing in organisations, but what does this mean for traditional organisational shapes and career progression? The image that we always used to use for organisations was the Christmas tree. With a singl…
    - 48 days ago, 17 Mar 16, 8:13am -
  • Bonfire of the Policies
    We have talked before about the shortfalls of Human Resources Management. Taking its principles from a so called ‘scientific’ approach to people management, we have shown how its approach has been to superimpose arbitrary structures on top of rea…
    - 90 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 9:31am -
  • The Failure of ‘Employee Engagement’
    It became a new way of measuring success in people management. The concept of ‘Employee Engagement’ gained such currency that a whole field of practice developed to transform our workforces into efficient troops of evangelists who would go the ex…
    - 92 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 8:49am -
  • Coding the Panopticon
    If a progressive approach to people management is to mean anything at all, it has to find a way to replace the keystone of control with a new foundation of enablement. For all our theorising though, the surveillance led approach to management is buil…
    - 22 Jan 16, 10:18am -
  • Inflating the HR Strategy Balloon
    It is a common challenge across a number of professional areas: how do we stop our strategic partners getting dragged down into operational and transactional work? This can lead to a CXO declaring either that more resource is needed to get on top of…
    - 16 Dec 15, 9:05pm -
  • Needles in Haystacks: Responding to Concerns in Organisations
    Once again we read about a scandal, and once again somebody surfaces to say that they alerted people to this problem years ago. Again, we hear about a dossier, about meetings and conversations. Once again, we are shocked. How could they have known an…
    - 9 Dec 15, 8:50am -

Thinking About Learning

  • Why I’m in favour of employee engagement surveys
    I, Sukhvinder Pabial, hereby declare that I am in favour of the annual employee engagement survey and herewith set out my reasons why. Please, be patient with me. Ok first of all let me get out of the way some things: – I agree that the annual surv…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 9:51pm -
  • What is Positive Psychology?
    It’s often the first question I get asked when I talk about the topic. Actually in truth it’s the first question I often ask people who want to know. Mostly people guess it’s something to do with positive thinking. Some, who have read better on…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 6:41pm -
  • Emotion, at work
    The human condition is a weird and wonderful thing. A brain with some of the most complex connections, chemicals, energies and all sorts helping our body function in ways which are perfectly logical when you understand the human system, and at the sa…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 8:55pm -
  • L&D, Rhetoric and Perpetuating Myths
    This post will be challenging to read. It will be a direct challenge to those in the profession who I respect and think are doing important work in advancing L&D. If you read this and think I’m referencing you and your mindset and attitude, then ye…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 9:11pm -
  • The morality question
    Back in 2000, I passed my undergraduate degree. It was a good moment. I’ve written before that throughout my education I was never a student who got high marks. I was often the student who got the ‘C’ grade. My degree class was ‘2:2’ which…
    - 28 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 10:34am -
  • On Skiing
    I lose myself as I glide along the snow. I’m warm from being wrapped up, aware of the cold as it presses against my skin. There’s just the snow. The white of it so pure and such a sight. The mountains in view present such majesty and awe. And at…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Apr 16, 5:34pm -

T Recs

  • We’re All Recruiters Now…
    The recruitment landscape has evolved rapidly in recent years. The process of attracting and hiring the talent that business needs has become ever more complex and multi-layered. Digital tools have enabled quicker and simpler applications – no long…
    - 20 Jan 16, 8:01am -
  • Researching the Recruitment Industry in 2016
    2016 predictions for the recruitment industry are very upbeat. Record turnover figures, increased hiring projections, rising placements numbers and improving margins all point to a busy and profitable year. But are there headwinds? Could the need for…
    - 13 Jan 16, 5:17pm -
  • 4 Things Recruiters Should Do Differently in 2016
    Recruitment is changing. The way that organisations attract, hire, onboard, engage, and retain the people they need may be a significant differentiator but increasingly also defines their ability to grow and succeed as a business. To facilitate this…
    - 5 Jan 16, 8:05am -
  • The 4 Trends Driving the Future of Recruitment
    Every attempt to try and understand what’s on the agenda for CEOs, HRDs and businesses in general will arrive at the conclusion that finding and keeping people is our main priority. The way we attract and retain, engage and develop, reward and reco…
    - 18 Nov 15, 8:02am -
  • 10 Emerging HR Trends
    A lot of the HR and Recruitment commentary I see focuses on skills shortages and hiring difficulties, with concerns over attraction, retention and development. This often overlooks some of the many nuanced changes and developments in a number of HR p…
    - 19 Oct 15, 2:26pm -
  • HR and The Gig Economy
    Nestled amongst a list of potential future C-Level roles in a recent Fast Company article was ‘Chief Freelance Relationship Officer’. Some groaned but this made perfect sense to me. According to the author: “As companies continue to increase th…
    - 16 Oct 15, 2:28pm -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • newWe Want Eazy: Recruiting Doesn’t Have to Be Hard.
    Recruiting is never easy, but for some reason, many talent acquisition professionals make it somehow much harder than it really needs to be. The fact that recruiters inherently work in silos and are largely forced to figure out the intricacies of tal…
    - 13 hours ago, 3 May 16, 2:41pm -
  • Our Employer Brand Is Crisis.
    I can’t really say I miss my days in PR with any sort of nostalgia, nor do I think of it fondly – in fact, in retrospect, it kind of sucked. So, why do I bring all of this up? Well, recently, one of my friends forwarded me an article in the Bosto…
    - 12 days ago, 22 Apr 16, 2:02pm -
  • No Can Write? No Problem. This is Marketing!
    Writers gonna write. Marketers gonna "content market." What up now, thug?
    - 21 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 5:51pm -
  • Not Afraid: Marketing for HR.
    “I attempt these lyrical acrobat stunts while I’m practicing that I’ll still be able to break a motherf-ing table over the back of a couple old ladies and crack it in half, only realized it was ironic … after the fact.” – Eminem, Rap God…
    - 29 days ago, 5 Apr 16, 1:09pm -
  • April Fools: Why Elevated Careers Is A Joke.
      The first time I heard eHarmony was making a jobs play was all the way back in the Summer of 2013; I even pushed back a flight home from SHRM to attend an ancillary conference where Dr. Steve Carter, eHarmony’s Chief Data Scientist, was speaking…
    - 34 days ago, 31 Mar 16, 2:57pm -
  • One More Night In Hollywood.
    My freshman year of college, I lived in a high-rise dorm in the middle of the hood. I loved every minute of it. My favorite part, however, was the fact I could see the Hollywood sign from the window of the shared bathroom. Every morning I looked out…
    - 35 days ago, 30 Mar 16, 8:03am -

HR Remix

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

101 Half Connected Things

  • newValues and Moments of Truth
    I’m sitting opposite a distressed gentleman who is on the phone. He is demanding the name of the person on the other end of the phone line in the contact centre that he is tied up with. It’s his fifth call to try and resolve an issue. He says the…
    - 22 hours ago, 3 May 16, 6:33am -
  • The Frozen Chicken & Business Plan Problem
    “This year we need an extra 10 percent from everybody” Quote from lots of leaders everywhere I was about 13 or 14 years old when I swung the frozen chicken through the glass in our front door. It wasn’t very bright. My mother’s immediate reac…
    - 28 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 7:03am -
  • The #HR Suppliers as Bacon Trees Problem
    Two guys are stuck in the desert, wandering aimlessly and starving. They are about to just lie down and wait for death, when all of a sudden one says……… “Do you smell what I smell. I think it’s bacon.” “It does smell like bacon… ” W…
    - 93 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 7:46am -
  • Noise, grumpiness, productivity and control
    It’s been a long day. It’s been a long couple of days. I’m sitting on a plane and we have been in flight for about an hour. The baby in the seat next to me has been crying for just over an hour. No amount of music can drown out the sound of tha…
    - 21 Oct 15, 6:40am -
  • Content in nice clothes
    I get to go to a lot of conferences and I also get to speak at a lot of events too. So I spend quite a bit of time wrestling with content vs delivery. I’m lucky enough to work for an organisation that has bags of its own content, but we also have p…
    - 8 Oct 15, 5:46am -
  • One lesson from #ENGvWAL
    Don’t kick for the corner.
    - 26 Sep 15, 9:21pm -

Switch and Shift

  • newOur Complicated Fascination with Employee Engagement
    Want to learn how to engage with employees the right way, without it coming across as manipulative and self-serving? Want to move past the "why" of employee engagement and go straight into the "what" and the "how"? Want to learn more about how the h…
    - 7 hours ago, 3 May 16, 8:50pm -
  • new10 Ways to Make Your Team More Productive [Infographic]
    Productive, collaborative teams don’t just happen. Just like with positive work cultures, building a productive team takes strategy and leadership. You may have team members who individually are rock stars, but that doesn’t mean they know how to…
    - 15 hours ago, 3 May 16, 1:00pm -
  • newHow to Clean Up Your Company Culture the Right Way
    As a leader, you’re accountable for everything from finances to branding to, yes, even company culture. With that accountability comes the pressure to do everything right. After all, half the difference in operating profits between comparable organ…
    - 16 hours ago, 3 May 16, 12:00pm -
  • newWant Fierce Loyalty from Your People: Create a Village
    The world we live in is becoming a world where isolation and lack of human connection is the norm. We don’t know our next door neighbors. Technology means we don’t actually have to talk to or interact with anyone. Our jobs take us far away from f…
    - 17 hours ago, 3 May 16, 11:00am -
  • newIn the Name of Passion: What Hill Would You Die On?
    Larry completely lost it! And, of all places, he lost it in the big-deal quarterly executive meeting. He absolutely went over the edge in his impassioned plea for some business issue. No, he didn’t cry, although he did wipe his eyes before his chee…
    - 18 hours ago, 3 May 16, 10:00am -
  • newHelping the Next Generation of Leaders Become Blue Unicorns
    One of the most important jobs of a leader has always been to develop the next generation of leaders. This is incredibly important now in the social age. What employees want from their leaders is changing. Employees want to work with purpose and mean…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 16, 8:40pm -

Leadership Freak

  • newWhen the Garbage Stinks, Take it Out
    There’s a garbage can in your head that’s stinking up your leadership. Garbage is your inclination to pretend you’re less than you are by clinging to old ways of thinking about yourself. Garbage… Continue reading →
    - 13 hours ago, 3 May 16, 2:52pm -
  • newSeven Ways to be Overworked and Under-Appreciated
    I’ve been teaching managers to coach employees for about four years. One thing is obvious. Overworked managers pressure themselves in self-defeating ways. Successful managers make others matter more. Seven ways to be overworked… Continue reading…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 12:41pm -
  • new7 Ways to be a Dealer in Hope
    You and the people you influence cannot thrive apart from hope. Napoleon rightly said, “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Successful leaders inspire hope.  Leadership is about the future – hope is… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 16, 10:29pm -
  • How to Become a Light in the Fog
    I’ve heard managers complain, “These people just don’t get it.” Poor management is the reason people inside organizations are in the fog. Impose the job of creating clarity on yourself. Stop complaining about people who… Continue reading…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 1:12pm -
  • How to Hold Millennials Accountable in 7 Steps
    (When this post was first published, it came out blank. My apologies for the inconvenience.) For as long as I can remember, the older generation has complained about the younger. “What’s the world… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 6:07pm -
  • Over-led and Under-managed
    Last night I coached a successful leader who turned an organization around. Now he wonders if he’s the one to solve the problems success has created. Successful leadership creates management challenges. Successful management creates leadershi…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 11:30am -

Three Star Leadership

  • newBy and About Leaders: 5/3/16
    I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn’t studying “leadership” at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try...
    - 9 hours ago, 3 May 16, 7:00pm -
  • newBook Review: The Ten Commandments of Business Failure
    When Don Keough died in 2015, many of the obits mentioned his book, The Ten Commandments of Business Failure. I thought, “What a great title!” There are so many books that tell you how to succeed and so many books...
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 16, 7:00pm -
  • newLeadership Reading to Start Your Week: 5/2/16
    Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership...
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 16, 7:00pm -
  • Stories and Strategies from Real Life: 4/29/16
    Some of the best learning happens when you read stories about real people and real companies. Read them for ideas, for lessons, and inspiration. This week’s stories and strategies from real life are about Amazon...
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 8:34pm -
  • The Draft Value Chart, models and competitive advantage
    Jay Berwanger was the first winner of the Heisman Trophy and the first player chosen in the very first NFL draft held February 8, 1936. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, but they thought they couldn’t match...
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 6:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • The most bang for your conference buck!
    I’m so thrilled to tell yall I’ll be at #ALSHRM16 this year!!!! <– all of those exclamation points should seal the deal. Why am I so excited? I’m so glad you asked! The Alabama SHRM State Conference was the first conference I ever attended. I…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 11:20am -
  • Pamper your millennials
    So you want to retain the best and the brightest millennial talent? How can you do that? Pamper them, duh! Throw things like stacks of money, bring your pet to work, unlimited snacks, nap rooms, and tequila shots at them. They will want to work for y…
    - 22 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 11:52am -
  • Why me and not you?
    One conversation that had me second guessing what I thought I already knew. Other recruiter: “Why do you think they call me instead of you?” Me: I don’t know? Other recruiter: “Really, why do you think?” Me: You’ve worked with them longer…
    - 34 days ago, 31 Mar 16, 11:55am -
  • Let me Google that for you!
    I am running up fast on ten years of HR and recruiting experience. Seems like I shouldn’t be able to say that, because ten years is a long time. I’ve learned a couple of things through the years and that’s sort of why this blog exists- to tell…
    - 36 days ago, 29 Mar 16, 11:26am -
  • Happy TK Day!
    I realize that you may be wondering what the hell a TK day is and how do you get it added to your work holiday rotation, or at the very least get one of your own. Well guess what? You can’t have one! There’s only one TK as far as I’m concerned…
    - 49 days ago, 16 Mar 16, 2:01am -
  • 8 questions to make you better at HR
    Many words are powerful, but if we are not careful we can miss the extent of the power of our words. If you have kids then you know that after your kid learned the word “no” you would give anything for them to stop using it. Pick up your toys. No…
    - 74 days ago, 20 Feb 16, 1:18pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • Will They Miss You When You're Gone?
    Remember the scene from Jerry Maguire when he leaves his former employer with an inspired speech confronting the firms lack of integrity? ... and as soon as he walks out the door everyone gets right back to work."Everyone is Important, No One is Irre…
    - 14 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 1:48pm -
  • Without This, Success is Impossible
    Every day, we contemplate the best way in which to engage our employees and the metrics to determine the effective nature of the aforementioned.Should we do a survey, pay for a study or ask an expert for their insight on Best Practices?We strive to d…
    - 28 days ago, 5 Apr 16, 7:22pm -
  • Your Hiring Process Sucks!
    A friend of mine recently won the lottery. Well not exactly, but let's just say he lucked-in to a family fortune that put him in a position to never have to work again. He thought about working at the local hardware store, but while the concept seeme…
    - 49 days ago, 16 Mar 16, 4:06pm -
  • A Ripple Becomes a Whirlpool
    Over the past few weeks we have unveiled 4 parts of the Human Development strategy know as Don't Forget to Remember:Part One: FoundationPart Two: DeconstructionPart Three: Re-CompositionPart Four: Unzip Your Soul... Today we will tie this strategy to…
    - 56 days ago, 8 Mar 16, 5:03pm -
  • Chasing Empathy
    ...If people are exceptionally annoying then giving them the benefit of the doubt may be our life's greatest challenge... I once heard a CEO speak of how he was certain he could change the world if it weren't for the people in it. You may recall Dan…
    - 63 days ago, 2 Mar 16, 2:48pm -
  • Re-Composition
    In the past couple of weeks we have examined the power of reflecting our our positive achievements along with the benefits of constructive disruption. Once you've realized your good fortune and used it to silence your critics, it's time to rebuild yo…
    - 70 days ago, 23 Feb 16, 7:33pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • newThat is SO last week
    The Department of Labor announced in 2015 that it would issue regulations setting $50,440 as the salary below which eligibility for overtime would be presumed. Employer organizations were quick to criticize that salary threshold, claiming it was too…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 16, 4:22pm -
  • What GCs Need to Know About Reductions in Force
    Reductions in force (“RIFs”) are group terminations, usually driven by the financial condition or business needs of the employer. An employer’s General Counsel, even though responsible for protecting the employer from legal liability arising f…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 7:03pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Late last week, Uber announced it had reached a settlementwith California and Massachusetts drivers over their classification as independent contractors.  The settlement calls for drivers to remain independent contractors, although Uber will change…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 4:04pm -
  • Managing Requests for Access to Personnel Records
    These days, employee information is stored in many different places.  We’ve got emails, HR files, desktops, desktop folders, employer-owned HR systems, cloud-based HR systems, manager files, health and leave files and investigation files, and more…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 9:03pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Equal Pay Day was last Tuesday.  Commentators and media outlets covered the current status of the gender wage gap and the efforts to eliminate it.  The Washington Post reported on the controversy surrounding the frequently-cited statistic that wom…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 4:53pm -
  • How Much Data is Too Much for Employers?
    Data is everywhere.  There are 11 billion devices connected to the Internet and the number is growing.  All of these devices create, share, and use vast amounts of data, some of which can be used to make business decisions and predict outcomes.  B…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 7:49pm -

What Goes Around

  • The Art of The Possible : Working Out Loud
    A story about showing your work, adapting your work, and being open to the possibilities. I recently wrote about the art of the possible, and how analog tools (pencils, paintbrushes etc) still have powerful relevance in a digital world. I wasn’t su…
    - 13 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 8:05am -
  • Learning To Let Go : Change Is Hard
    When things are evolving, and change is afoot, people often hanker for the good old days. ‘Things were so much better back then…’. Were they really? Leaky Pens When I first left school I was a trainee draughtsman working at a house building co…
    - 14 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 7:26am -
  • The Art of the Possible – Analog Kid : Digital Man
    Analog Kid The boy lies in the grass with one blade Stuck between his teeth A vague sensation quickens In his young and restless heart And a bright and nameless vision Has him longing to depart. N Peart I was born in 1965, the same year the first eve…
    - 35 days ago, 29 Mar 16, 10:08pm -

The Social HR Connection

  • VentureFizz Post: Talent Branding- How to Stand Out from the Crowd
    I’m back! If you’re breaking into employment branding or recruitment marketing, check out my latest post on VentureFizz. It offers some great tips to get you started and keep you organized. Click here to see the post. 
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 3:08pm -
  • Why Taking a Break is a Good Thing
    It’s been a little while, I know. After years of consistently blogging, guest blogging, Tweeting, social networking, and so on, I took a step back to assess. In the beginning, I used blogging as a way to build a personal brand in the pursuit of lan…
    - 29 Jul 15, 3:53pm -
  • Employment Branding: The Social Media Piece
    I’ve had acquaintances and colleagues reach out to me regarding employment branding over the years, and, in many cases, they simply wanted to brainstorm different ways to build a grassroots brand with little-to-no budget. I had been in similar situ…
    - 1 Apr 15, 4:22pm -
  • Asking Questions During the Interview Process
    Interviewing is never easy no matter how skilled or comfortable you are when it comes to selling yourself.  Preparation prior to the interview can be involved and the amount of interviews within an interview loop can be demanding. The agonizing wait…
    - 4 Feb 15, 6:33pm -
  • Why Recruiters Lose Candidates
    Being a job seeker again showed me the many ways the recruiting process has changed, for better and for worse. While looking for work, currently and in the past, I’ve worked with some fantastic recruiters who provided a great candidate experience f…
    - 14 Jan 15, 8:24pm -
  • 2014 at a Glance
    Wow. We’ve made it through another whole year and it seems like they’re flying by faster and faster. As I take a moment to reflect on my personal and professional highlights of 2014, I’m reminded of how much can change in a year. It’s a nice…
    - 6 Jan 15, 5:52pm -

What is Paul Thinking?

  • newLois Melbourne on the “Paul”Cast – What I wish I had been told…
    Today’s “Paul”Cast is all about taking the bull by the horns and reaching out to your  network and owning that task. And we’re lucky enough to have Lois Melbourne to thank for that advice. I’ve known Lois for a few years. I think we met ov…
    - 15 hours ago, 3 May 16, 12:50pm -
  • 12 Karmic Laws of Engagement
    The more I write about engagement and motivation for business, the more convinced I become that there are a finite number of rules in the world and those rules are simply repurposed for whatever context we humans play (or work) in. The rules that gov…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 12:16pm -
  • Kristen Harcourt on the “Paul”Cast – What I wish I had been told…
    Are you afraid? Are you intimidated? Was there a time in your career where you didn’t say something or didn’t do something because you were intimidated? Either by title, gender, tenure? Was your career stalled or at least slowed down because you…
    - 14 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 11:42am -
  • Sybil Stershic – on the “Paul”Cast – What I wish I had been told…
    Remember the mean girls or guys in school? Well Sybil reminds us that they don’t disappear after we get out of school. Sybil Stershic joins me on the podcast where we explore working with jerks.  Sybil has some interesting points of view when it c…
    - 21 days ago, 13 Apr 16, 8:38am -
  • At What Point Do You Throw in the Towel on Engagement?
    Can you believe there was a time in medical history when medical practitioners didn’t wash their hands? When cleanliness wasn’t a “best practice?” True story. Washing hands wasn’t a routine issue back in the mid-1800s. The idea of washing h…
    - 23 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 2:20pm -
  • Jim Hacking on the “Paul”Cast – What you wish you’d known…
    Back on the air with another “Paul”Cast. This time we welcome Jim Hacking – an immigration and citizenship attorney in St. Louis. (I know who I’m gonna call if I get lit up in St. Louis!) Jim joins me to talk about “time.” More specific…
    - 29 days ago, 5 Apr 16, 4:02pm -

HR Warrior

  • Highlights from 2015
    Well, it's time once again for reflection, documentation, and most importantly improvement.  I have personally had quite a hectic year.  Actually, it's been a couple hectic years with the loss of three of my four family members of origin (dad, brot…
    - 88 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 1:42am -
  • Getting What You Want in the Workplace
    Here is the direct link on the Women Of HR blogsite:
    - 20 Nov 15, 11:46am -
  • Bereavement Leave Flexibility Fail
    Although difficult to write and dedicated to my brother Donald Rogers Jr., this piece is a must read for all managers who have 3-5 day bereavement leave policies in their workplace.…
    - 16 Oct 15, 1:59pm -
  • State of Union Membership in Illinois
    This morning, I was interviewed by WTAX talk radio about the title above.  This coming the morning after Governor Bruce Rauner’s AFSCME arbitration veto failed in the Illinois House and as we approach the Labor Day weekend which was initially star…
    - 4 Sep 15, 3:23pm -
  • How Often Does a Background Check Include Social Media?
    The following is a guest post from Lisa Green. She can be contacted directly at world of social media grows by the second and with every growing second, there are more and more comments, pictures and videos posted tha…
    - 19 Jul 15, 9:06pm -
  • Federal Response to the OPM Data Breach
    The following is a guest post from a very hard working, dedicated, and friendly man in uniform that I am honored to know and work with: Joe Schweickert As a veteran myself serving from 1985-1993 this is a deeply disturbing HR issue that the military…
    - 23 Jun 15, 3:02pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • It’s a classic
    When this question was originally posted, I figured it would be an easy one for me to answer. However, as forced reflection is apt to make us do, I found myself considering and reconsidering the answer. Music is an essential … Continue reading →
    - 54 days ago, 11 Mar 16, 2:24pm -
  • Week 4 reflection question
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