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  • newThe Future of HR Technology Starts with Blockchain
    Blockchain isn’t the newest technology, but it’s becoming more mainstream and has the potential to disrupt everything we do online and in the real world, including traditional HR processes....Workology is the art and science of work, HR and rec…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 3:17pm -
  • newTaking the Gloves Off: CEOs and HR
    A CEO recently shared with me how many of his peers were choosing not to fill staff vacancies in their Human Resources Departments. I was not surprised. Although Human Resources (HR) is a key player...Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 3:17pm -
  • 5 Perspectives On Expanding Paid Leave
    Is it time to expand paid family and sick leave in America? 88% of civilian workers now have access to paid family leave but only 15% can take time off for a new baby, or to take care of a sick...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and rec…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 3:17pm -
  • HRetreat Registration Is Now Open for SXSW 2018
    For the last eight years, I’ve hosted the Siesta Siesta Happy Hour designed for a meeting place for HR and recruiting professionals to connect and network away from the crazy and crowds during...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and re…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 3:17pm -
  • List of Cities with Paid Leave Ordinances. Will Austin Be Next?
    Now that I’m a resident of Austin, I’d like to talk about a proposed paid sick leave ordinance that is up for a vote by the Austin City Council on February 15, 2018. The proposed ordinance mandating...Workology is the art and science of work, H…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 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

  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 52 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -
  • You need to be at WorkHuman 2018
    Only Two Days Left to Save $300 on WorkHuman 2018 Have you heard of WorkHuman?  If you haven’t, you should check it out.   It’s an event. It’s a movement.  It’s among the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended. If you know about WorkHu…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 8:54pm -
  • WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31
    Brene Brown and many other terrific speakers coming to WorkHuman2018 in Austin April 2-5, 2018! Rates go up on October 31st. Use code WH18INF-MVA to save $300! https://www.workhuman.com/  The post WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31 appeared…
    - 30 Oct 17, 8:31pm -
  • How can HR help in Houston?
    How can HR help in Houston? There are a lot of things you can do besides just donating $10 to the Red Cross via text. See if your company has a matching program and make a donation. The organization I work for made a donation to the American Red Cros…
    - 29 Aug 17, 4:50pm -
  • What’s Your SHRM Relationship Status? Final Thoughts on #SHRM17
    Final Thoughts on #SHRM17 How would you describe your relationship with SHRM?   Member Volunteer Vendor Speaker Staff Board Member New Attendee Certified Professional In this grouping, I am or have been a 1) member 2) volunteer 3) speaker 4) new att…
    - 27 Jun 17, 7:18pm -
  • Born on the Bayou – HR Social Media #shrm17
    A big topic of discussion that ran through the week of #ASHRM17 was how the New Orleans SHRM 2009 event was in many ways the birth of the social media sphere that exists in SHRM today.  I was part of a terrific informal dinner that took place one ni…
    - 26 Jun 17, 3:22pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newHarnessing the Transformative Power of People- WorkHuman 2018
    As a blogger, I have the honored privilege of being invited to many human resources events throughout the year. These events range from leadership events, user conferences, small HR conferences, large HR conferences, technology conferences and ones f…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • SHRM’s Workflex in the 21st Century and Why Small Businesses Should Take Note
    Both Christine and I have talked about how we believe that workflex opportunities serve as a competitive advantage for our clients. With our startup clients, who are asking employees to work insanely hard for a while without a lot of perks until thin…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • 3 Ways to Make Small Business Recruiting Easier
    I wish I had a magic wand that I could twirl in the air and it would find the perfect candidate for every open role we are working on. I know a few hiring managers who wish we had one too. A startup client just received Series B funding and has been…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Part 2: How an HR Department of One can Become More Agile
    In part one, I started the discussion around how HR departments of one can use agile methodology to make their current practices more efficient. Using these methodologies such as adaptability, simplicity and unity, not only makes people process more…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Part 1: How an HR Department of One can Become More Agile
    Sometimes as HR leaders we think that business concepts or processes do not apply to us. This is increasingly true for a small business HR leader who is just trying to get their head above water. The idea of implementing a business process when you a…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 2:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • Elephants in the Workplace
    An elephant never forgets. We all know that saying. It implies, for some reason, that elephants possess some incredible long term memory. (Apparently though, there is some research backing this up). There are also elephants at work. Which can beThe…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 12:28pm -
  • The Employee Experience: As Simple as “X” and “Y?”
    Sixty years ago Douglas McGregor from the MIT Sloan School of Management presented two theories of workforce motivation he named “Theory X” and “Theory Y.” Over the intervening decades these theories have been used by leadership teams, HR pro…
    - 23 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 12:45pm -
  • Is it Ever Time to STOP Chasing a Dream?
    The internet, magazines and even the backs-of-cereal-boxes are filled with inspirational messages, stories and exhortations. Quotes abound as HR bloggers, career coaches and life style experts share words of encouragement: “You are never too old to…
    - 37 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:22pm -
  • Dispatches from Oz – #HRTechFest

    - 83 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 11:38am -
  • The Dark Web of EMPLOYER References
    It goes both ways of course; candidates seek information on a prospective employer AND companies search for nuggets of digestible content on a new hire. LinkedIn profiles are examined and mined not only for information but also for contacts, connecti…
    - 2 Nov 17, 11:33am -

HR Tech Girl

  • Is BYOS the next frontier for #HRTech?
    The words BYOD are no longer new to anyone. In fact with most companies allowing, encouraging and providing support for various devices, it is now expected that most employees will bring one or more devices to work and use them for work. However, wha…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • AI for Dummies
    What is it? Artificial Intelligence, as wiki describes it, is “any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.” It goes on to provide other definitions, but I like this derivation “a…
    - 44 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 8:15am -
  • Pre-hire Assessments Redefined
    Wow, that turned out to be the wrong person for the job! Felt this way after recruiting someone you hired recently? I have and I know I am not alone. This happens more often than it should in the hiring process. Most companies make candidates go thro…
    - 76 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 10:48pm -
  • Series: Part 2: What does a diverse workforce look like?
    If you have recently visited hrtechgirl, you may have read my post on Is Diversity delivering ROI?. This piqued my interest in all things diversity and inclusion. So this post looks at some thoughts around “What does a diverse workforce look like?…
    - 25 Sep 17, 11:26pm -
  • Fabulous, Functional and Affordable – the new age of HRIS
    Is your HRIS fabulous, functional and affordable? The HRIS market is exploding with options. In fact, a google search for HRIS might leave you with over 7 million results. Sounds overwhelming? I can understand why. But search for fabulous HRIS and yo…
    - 28 Aug 17, 10:44pm -
  • Reflections of a #hrtechoholic – AHRI 2017
    #hrtechoholic is a word, there I said it. And thanks to Australian HR Institute (AHRI) for feeding my hrtechoholism (yes that is another word now too!). Without any drum-roll, here are my observations from the few hours spent at the exhibition and ga…
    - 23 Aug 17, 1:19am -

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

  • newSixty Savage Seconds – The only metric that matters
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘The only metric that matters’. Let…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 8:00pm -
  • 3 wrong responses to recruitment change. And one smart one.
    It’s obvious. Much of recruitment is changing, very fast. We may not like it, but that is the fact. Technology most obviously, but also candidate behavior and client expectations. And of course the rapid onset of Artificial Intelligence and machine…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 8:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Don’t outsource your career
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘Don’t outsource your career’. Let…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 8:00pm -
  • Savage Sell. Early Bird Discounts close tomorrow!
    Savage Sell Sophisticated selling for the Modern Recruiter EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS CLOSE TOMORROW BIG SAVINGS This series of half-day master classes will be held in nine cities in Australia and New Zealand. 1,100 recruiters have booked already! Many of…
    - 23 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 8:00pm -
  • Is this the craziest reason that a temp ever got fired?
    Every recruiter has a crazy recruiting story. I have hundreds. Bizarre recruiter behavior. Shocking client manners. Fee shocks. Massive self-inflicted stuff-ups. But somehow candidate stories are often the best. This one only happened a few weeks ago…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 8:00pm -
  • The Future of Recruitment {Podcast}
    Greg and Steve Walker of idibu talk about the future of recruitment, the necessity of change, the skills technology can replace, staying productive, and personal insights. Part 1 of this 5 part podcast focuses on the future of recruitment, asking Gre…
    - 37 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 8:12pm -

HR Ringleader

People Equation

  • newRenewing Your Leadership Purpose with Compassion
    Years ago, when I was a 23 year old assistant human resources manager at a department store, one of our sales associates suffered a heart attack and died while at work. At the time, I was out of town, attending my grandfather’s funeral. Upon my ret…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • Real-World Ideas for Developing Your Team
    What does internal career mobility look like at your company? Maybe it’s a fancy program spearheaded by your HR or talent development team. Or maybe it’s a boot strap operation with limited funding. Providing your employees with “career mobilit…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • Resources to Counteract Mean and Nasty in the Workplace
    In November, people observe World Kindness Day, which was started in 1998 by an international coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that wanted to shine a spotlight on the positive power of being kind. There are many corners of the world…
    - 86 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 11:30am -
  • Leadership and the Civil Workplace: It Starts with You
    Did you know that nearly half of the people in your organization are afraid to be civil to one another? According to Georgetown University researcher Christine Porath, 40% of employees say they hesitate to show civility at work because they fear peop…
    - 92 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 11:30am -
  • What Does it Mean to Work Human? Join Me in Austin, Texas to Find Out
    Would you like to bring a bit more humanity into your workplace? Who wouldn’t? Sometimes our work lives make us feel like numbers on a spreadsheet. As an antidote to the daily grind of the workplace, I attend the WorkHuman conference to hear the be…
    - 30 Oct 17, 10:30am -
  • 5 Human Capital Management Trends
    There’s a lot going on in the Human Capital Management (“HCM”) industry. My role as writer and industry analyst affords me the chance to interact with many thought leaders in this arena. I recently wrote a round-up of emerging HCM trends that h…
    - 10 Oct 17, 1:46pm -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newThe Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @Greenhouse Recruiting Software & ATS
    The week on the Weekly Dose I review the popular applicant tracking system Greenhouse. I first learned about Greenhouse in 2015 and wrote about as a startup SMB ATS, but it was time to update that review and let you know how they’ve grown. Since m…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 1:55pm -
  • newAre you willing to reduce your office cafeteria prices for female employees?
    I read an article a few weeks back in Detroit about a local gym that is offering a reduced gym membership for females. Males pay full price, females pay 30% less because females make less than males. How does that sound? From the article: “Ever won…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 1:55pm -
  • Lifesaving Advice I Gave My Son When Someone Starts Shooting At His School
    Last night I had to sit my 14-year-old son down and have “the ‘talk”. It was uncomfortable, it should be, having “the talk” is never easy for parents and their kids. Unfortunately, this wasn’t “the talk” I thought I would be having wi…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 1:55pm -
  • 1% of Job Descriptions have Pictures or Video! Why?
    Smashfly, the enterprise recruitment marketing platform, released their 2018 Recruitment Marketing Benchmark Report this week and it’s loaded with data. As you can see from the image above, some things have gotten better than others! What’s up wi…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 1:55pm -
  • Career Confessions from GenZ: What Does GenZ Want From You at a Career Fair?
    Career Confessions from GenZ is a weekly series authored by Cameron Sackett, a Sophomore at the Univesity of Michigan majoring in Communications and Advertising. Make sure you connect with him on LinkedIn: Honestly, there is nothing more terrifying t…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 1:55pm -
  • The Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @Great_Recruiters – Real Time Recruiter Ratings!
    This week on The Weekly Dose I review the Recruiter rating technology, Great Recruiters! Great Recruiters is not a yelp-type rating site type of technology. There are some on the market that do that now, but just like Yelp/TripAdvisor/etc. you run in…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 1:55pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

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

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • newWhy I Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions to Explore Possibilities Instead
    I don’t need studies to know that writing down goals works.  I’ve seen the proof over and over.  Still there is some impressive research surrounding goals and why writing them down makes a difference. Back in 1979, Harvard researchers supposedl…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Is Being Positive Holding You Back?
    As Human Resources Leaders, we represent the whole company. Our contribution is making the whole company stronger. What about when things aren’t going so well? Some HR business partners become cheerleaders, encouraging better performance or higher…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • The Subtle Art of Not Caring
    A promotion, a pay raise or a financial achievement should be an opportunity for celebration and acknowledgment; yet it is more likely to expose judgment, jealousy or comparison from colleagues, family and friends. Being influenced by other people’…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Rethinking How We Age at Work
    As a middle-aged female with a long career in HR communications consulting, I’ve been reconsidering my role as a “maturing” business woman. In my experience, women tend to behave in one of two ways as they get older. One camp is proud of their…
    - 77 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Improving Employee Engagement with Rewards and Recognition
    A recent Gallup research study shows that employees who do not feel properly recognized are twice as likely to say they will quit within the next year. Fortunately, companies can make a big difference by offering employee reward and recognition pro…
    - 7 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Cultivating Habits for Today and the Future [HR Leader Series]
    Editor’s Note: This is the third post in the HR Leader Series, in which Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais features successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.     Jenny Ooi’s passion…
    - 31 Oct 17, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newInclusion Comes First
    "We are rapidly turning “human” and “humanizing” into some of our newest and most fashionable buzzwords, as much of what is said and written in their name has little to do with humans.” – Joe Gerstandt
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • newHRIntelligencer 2.07
    This week, we illuminate the science of changing your mind, a nonsense blue sky proposal, a look at online courses in AI, Apple watch medical breakthroughs, planning for GDPR and resource-rich pointers to NLP and crypto.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:24pm -
  • newFiddling While Rome Burns
    Nero is a role model for doing the exact wrong thing at the exact wrong time. The HR profession is focused on doing the old stuff better. Without much debate, HR is moving to perfect its 20th-century mission and mostly ignoring its 21st Century oblig…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 12:46pm -
  • newWhy Black Blogs Matter
    "We expect that everyone else experiences the world as we do, and that the way things work for us is the way it works for everyone. This is why it is so hard to recognize our own privilege and biases; they seem normal and natural." - Heather Bussing
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • HRExaminer v9.07
    Dr. Todd Dewett notes, “Most observers suggest that judging others is wrong. However, to judge is to make a type of decision. What is more central to a successful life than sound decision-making?” Judge! Michael Carden of Joyous Labs wr…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 5:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #159: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    John and Stacey discuss Employee Self-Service, RealWear Raises $17 Million in Funding, HackerRank Raises $30 Million to Transform the Developer Hiring Process, gr8 People Announces $8 Million in Funding, ENGAGE Talent Raises $3 Million to Accelerate…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:30pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

Fistful of Talent

  • new3 Ways To Tell If Someone From The “Speaker’s Circuit” Is Legit
    A few years back I became aware that there was a “Speaker’s Circuit” for HR people. The more I became aware of it, the more it sounded like a wonderful place to be. You have done everything in your career and now you are being paid hundreds of…
    - 53 mins ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:26pm -
  • newCan HR Be Trusted to Lockdown Vulnerability and Secrets From the Employee Base?
    At the end of the day, employees have to trust any HR pro enough to come forward and share bad stuff with said HR pro.  What type of bad stuff?  What type of bad stuff do your employees have? Hate. Addiction. Family Dysfunction. Ambition. Concerns…
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 5:13pm -
  • newHow Much is Too Much When It Comes to Relationships with Your Direct Reports?
    You know that side-job you have as the informal HR Advisor for any/all of your friends? It can be enlightening at times, even uplifting, when you hear some of the ridiculous sh*t people are forced to put up with in their workplace. For the situation…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 3:39pm -
  • Email is Where Your Strategy Goes to Die
    In my last article, Turn Your Talent Failures into Wins – Part 1, we dove into how our best intentions of planning for the New Year go just as well as our plan for using our gym memberships – they don’t. I know, it sounds almost too simple but…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 4:41pm -
  • Can You Be Selfless & Lead A Culture Of Engagement? No.
    I’m not a great Catholic; decent I’d say.  Decent enough to go to Ash Wednesday service after several months’ absence. Better late than never.   I was inspired by the sermon, which gave the congregation some perspective on Lent, including how…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 3:08pm -
  • Is Your HR Department a HR Center of Excellence? Find out!
    Today at FOT I get to announce a new sponsor, Paycor, and I get to announce to our audience something really cool that Paycor is doing with the launch of their HR Center of Excellence (HR COE) site! It’s a must-see for sure! Paycor has 30,000+ SMB…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 3:30pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • Agile Organization Models Are Going Mainstream
    As I describe in the article “Agile Organization Models Are Going Mainstream,” we are now seeing an accelerating shift in organizational structure toward what we call a “network of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:29pm -
  • People Analytics: Here With A Vengeance
    I’ve been studying People Analytics for almost 20 years now and this world has really changed. In this article I’d like to give you some insights on the explosive growth,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterpr…
    - 64 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 5:55pm -
  • Becoming Simply Irresistible. Part 2: Supportive Management
    As our Simply Irresistible model shows below, there are five essential elements of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, a humane work environment, growth opportunities, and trust...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advi…
    - 81 days ago, 2 Dec 17, 8:31pm -
  • Becoming Irresistible Part 1: Meaningful Work
    In our Simply Irresistible model for the employee experience (aka employee engagement), we describe five core drivers of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, fantastic...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Servic…
    - 13 Nov 17, 2:21pm -
  • HR Technology in 2018: Ten Disruptions Ahead
    I’ve been an analyst following the HR Tech market for almost 20 years now, and this year things are changing faster than ever. In the report we just published, “HR Technology Disruptions...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 3 Nov 17, 2:52pm -
  • The New Disrupted World of Work: Seven Practices For High-Impact HR
    The world of work has been disrupted in ways I’ve never seen. We’re working many more hours (we’ve lost an entire week of vacation time since 2000), we feel overwhelmed (40% of US...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services…
    - 9 Oct 17, 3:05pm -

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • newHow to Hire a Global Mobility Manager
    If your business is expanding and sending employees overseas, it may be time to hire a global mobility manager… The business landscape is global – and organisations of every shape and size are contributing to a growing trend of international expa…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 10:49am -
  • newHow to Build High Performing Business
    In an era when industrial jobs are being shipped out to emerging markets, it is rather interesting to consider countries like Germany.  In Germany, labor costs are 60-80% higher and they are still holding their own employees, despite a 38-40 hour wo…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 10:58am -
  • newGlobal HR Professionals Join Forces in Toronto
    The Global HR Trends Summit Toronto Taking Place 26-27 April, 2018 at Thompson Hotel After the success in 16 different countries, the P World is organizing the Global HR Trends Summit in Canada for the second time, on April 26th and 27th at the Th…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:19am -
  • The Lasting Impact of Onboarding
      No one plants a seed expecting a tree to grow overnight. Trees need water, sun, soil and time to grow. Yet some companies expect new employees to grow without giving them the time or resources they need. More than a third of companies do not have…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 11:20pm -
  • How to Speak the Workplace Language of Love
    You know that communication is an important skill in the workplace. But in the frenzy of the workday, it can be something that’s overlooked and subtly affects employee morale. The reality is that your word choice can greatly impact your employees,…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 2:23pm -
  • Join the SMB Technology Revolution
    HR technology is evolving day by day. Ten years ago, if you had asked small businesses how they managed their data, they would have given you old, traditional solutions. Cloud was not a popular concept at that time. Nobody trusted this technology. Ho…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 2:16pm -

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

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

Everyday People

  • newSomething to Believe In !!
    Do you remember the movie Bull Durham ?? It’s one of my all-time favorites. There’s a scene where Susan Sarandon meets with Tim Robbins (the talented pitching rookie) and Kevin Costner (the long-term minor league catcher), and she’s deciding wh…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 1:09am -
  • Encourage Daily !!
    We all have things that have become daily habits. They range from when you wake up to whether you have breakfast or not to how you commute to work. These daily activities are so ingrained into our lives that we actually notice if something is slightl…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 2:09am -
  • I Like What I Like !!
    When my kids were small, eating out was an adventure to say the least. Our options included any restaurant that had some form of chicken nuggets. I don’t know how that gets into their DNA, but it did. We couldn’t vary from this extremely limited…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Feb 18, 11:51pm -
  • Just Flourish !!
    Unless you’re a self-avowed hermit, you’re surrounded by people. It’s inevitable that there are humans around you the majority of your day. Since that is the environment you find yourself in, you have a choice to embrace it or avoid it. This is…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Jan 18, 10:29pm -
  • Be Good
    A few weeks ago I received a nondescript envelope in the mail at work. It was from my dear friend, Brad Galin, who also happens to be in HR. Inside the envelope was a small scrap of paper and a sticker. The note said, “Saw this and thought of you.…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 12:20am -
  • HR Kaleidoscope !!
    This past week I was fortunate to present to my home SHRM chapter the Greater Cincinnati HR Association (GCHRA). It was special to me because this is the place where I “grew up” as an HR professional. They provided the laboratory to get to meet p…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:13am -

Workplace Diva

  • Night Howl: When Early Birds Run the Team's Schedule
    It's 6 a.m. on a Monday morning, and you're already sitting in a meeting. You know, the Monday morning meeting that used to start at a very-manageable 10 a.m. -- until the early birds on the team decided that 10 o'clock was way too late. Night owls,…
    - 99 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 6:06pm -
  • Non-Stop Holiday Music Could Hurt Employees' Mental Health
    The holidays are here, and for many employees it means the same short list of holiday songs played on repeat loop all day long, for weeks on end. Now some psychologists are warning that all this repetitious, 24/7 holiday musical cheer could be hurtin…
    - 100 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 8:11pm -
  • Dealing with Co-workers Who Always Fish for Advice (Then Refuse to Take It)
    Your co-worker has a dilemma and seems to be fishing for advice. So, being the nice co-worker you are, you kindly offer some handy advice. But all you get from this co-worker is an icy, cold glare. "I know," this co-worker says in an irritated tone o…
    - 9 Nov 17, 8:07pm -
  • Four in Five U.S. Employers Will Give Employees Paid Thanksgiving Off
    Do you get a four-day Thanksgiving weekend this year? If so, you're not alone: four in five U.S. employers will be giving employees a few paid days off!Hey, those Black Friday fights don't happen in a vacuum; we need to be out of the office and actua…
    - 8 Nov 17, 7:38pm -
  • Study Reveals Remote Workers Feel Left Out at Work
    A new study of more than 1,100 global remote workers finds they're living up their name. Remote workers do feel remote. In fact, they can feel shunned, and avoided, by their in-office colleagues!Thanks to technology, employees can work anywhere now.…
    - 2 Nov 17, 6:20pm -
  • Employees Fear Making Phone Calls in Front of Co-workers
    There's a client emergency that requires a quick response, and your manager tells you to pick up the phone and call the client right away. Suddenly, you're seized with fear. Your palms start to sweat. Your heart begins to pound. You have to make a p…
    - 1 Nov 17, 7:08pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newWhat To Expect In A 21st Century Workplace
    One of the biggest challenges that faces employers and HR departments across the world is the slow adaptation to change by their staff. Sometimes, wide scale corporate change is necessary, but the workplace culture doesn’t catch up according to a s…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 3:41pm -
  • 6 Simple Ways of Taking Your Career to the Next Level
    Moving from a normal run-of-the-mill job, which is often only ever intended as a temporary state of employment, and into an actual long-term career is an exhilarating feeling. For many people, it is this transition which marks one of the most signifi…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 1:36pm -
  • Three Career Options to Consider if You Enjoy Helping People
    Everybody has different personalities and some people will always be naturally more helpful and supportive than others. If you are the type of person who is happiest and most satisfied when doing whatever you can to make other peoples’ lives better…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 8:38pm -
  • Critical Tools To Start Your New Business
    Assets are defined as items you need to generate revenue and profits in a business, and every company requires specific assets. If you’re starting a new venture, think about the tools and equipment you need to get your business up and running. Once…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 4:08pm -
  • How Artificial Intelligence Changes Resume Writing?
    As the name implies, Artificial Intelligence is the name given to the intellect of anything that is created by man – machines mainly. From Sofia to flying cars, this technology is inspiring awe and adulation in the mankind. And now it has come to a…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 8:18pm -
  • How to Become a Babysitter – a Step-by-Step Guide
    There is no denying that there are millions of parents and carers who rely on registered childminders to take care of their children at certain times of the day. From the morning before school to after-school activities, it is important for the econo…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 4:56pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

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

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

The HR Blog

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

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • What Would HR Be Like In An Organized Crime Family?
    Today, during a during a class discussion of HR as a profession, a student queried, "what would it be like to do HR as a member of an organized crime family? Could you do a lecture on that?"  Now, as far as I know, no one I am familiar with currentl…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 7:48pm -
  • Could You Scout Talent 24/78 365 Days A Year? #8ManRotation
    As 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, and the need for talent management and acquisition becomes increasingly important, it seems HR professionals are continually trying to keep up; being reactive instead of proactive. Imagine, instead, you had to…
    - 24 Aug 17, 6:51pm -
  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas in two weeks with a few of the 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. O…
    - 27 Jun 17, 8:16pm -
  • Three Takeaways from #SHRM17
    I'm back from another whirlwind SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans. I've attended for seventeen (17) straight years, so what did I notice in particular about this one?1.  As always, the volunteers and SHRM staff once again did an exemplary job in…
    - 22 Jun 17, 6:30pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM18 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2018 Conference being held in Chicago, IL, June 17-20.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (on…
    - 22 Jun 17, 3:56pm -
  • You're Likely Not Going to be Happy about the Box Lunches at #SHRM17. Don't Complain About It.
    It's less than a week to the SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans, and I'm busy reviewing sessions and finalizing trip details, so this will be a short, but important, post.  Here it is:Don't complain about the box lunch at SHRM.This will be my 17t…
    - 12 Jun 17, 5:13pm -

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • newThe Ultimate Guide to Handling Office Bullies
    When my daughter was in first grade, she came home complaining about a girl who bullied her. I went to the teacher and explained and asked that she keep an eye on the situation. A few days later the teacher reported that my daughter was mistaken–t…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 1:22pm -
  • new5 Steps to Take in the Wake of a Data Security Breach
    Equifax, Target and Yahoo each suffered a massive data security breach that made their customers vulnerable. While you may think you are safe because your customer data isn’t nearly as interesting as these giant corporations, nothing could be fart…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:32am -
  • newThe NLRB Says Google Did Not Violate Discrimination Laws in Firing James Damore
    In August, Google fired engineer James Damore for an internal memo he wrote which questioned the role of biology in career choice. He wondered if the reason there were fewer women in tech than one might expect had more to do with innate differenc…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:12am -
  • newTop 5 Employee Benefits Trends of 2018
    The new year has arrived. So, what employee benefits trends can we expect to see in 2018? Here are five that may impact your business. 1. Tax Reform The new tax bill will likely change a lot about your company’s finances. How businesses choose to r…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:29am -
  • 3 Critical Things I Learned When I Worked For Wegmans
    Fortune released their annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Work for yesterday. Salesforce took the number one spot, but I want to talk about the first runner up–Wegmans. Wegmans was my first “real” job out of graduate school. Prior to…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 1:42pm -
  • Let’s Conduct a Survey and 23 Other Ways to Stop Change
    You believe in change. You know change is the way to succeed. Everyone on your team says the same thing. So why are you still using the same processes that were developed in 2012? You’re suffering from Change Resistance. There are symptoms, of cou…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 12:25pm -

Lean HR

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

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

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

Inc Blot

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

Cost of Work

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

The Buzz on HR

  • new#BlackBlogsMatter – Week 3: The 7 Levels of Wokeness
    As I said in Tao Te Woke – Part 1, there are levels to being Woke.  The more you proclaim how Woke you are, the more likely you are to not be very Woke at all. Woke is something you should be about, not speak about. Still, Wokeness is not a compet…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter Week 3 – Tao Te Woke (part 1)
    The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text estimated to have been written in 400 B.C. by  Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching roughly translates to mean “the way of integrity”. The author’s name translates to “old master,” which likely means the autho…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge – Week 2 – Stop Worrying What White People Think
    I would guesstimate about 10% of White people are full out, active racists. They see anyone who isn’t White as inferior and actively works to oppress them at every opportunity. I would guesstimate another 10% are appalled by the racism of the world…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge – Week 1 – Black Blogs STILL Matter
    I wasn’t going to do a follow up to the original #BlackBlogsMatter challenge. I fully intended to flake and bow out of this whole thing. Blog challenges are grueling. I’m not a blogger who writes content super far in advance — 2 or 3 days at mo…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • 5 Cool, Low-Cost Trends in Work Perks and Benefits
    2 of the 5 Top Trends in HR for 2018 relate to employee benefits and wellness. Employers are being looked to more and more to help their employees be as healthy and whole as they can be. Companies who are able to embrace this direction are finding su…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • The #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge Is Back!
    In 2017, I launched the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge. It was a 28-day blogging challenge focused on Black culture and experiences. You can go back and read all the posts from last year HERE. The goal with the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge was to push my…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 11:00am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • new9 Ways to Eliminate HR Bias with Artificial Intelligence
    Many discussions have been held on the role of artificial intelligence in HR. HR professionals and thought leaders say that it will accelerate economic growth in the coming few years. By adopting this technology, HR managers and recruiters are becomi…
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 5:02pm -
  • new5 Things to Avoid When Posting Job Ads
    Are you a recruiter or hiring manager who believes that job boards are a thing of the past? If so, you’re not alone. However, not being alone doesn’t necessarily make you right. According to Statistic Brain, 35.5% of all jobs are filled from job…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 5:01pm -
  • newWhy Apprenticeships and Youth are Important to EY
    One of the ‘Big Four’, EY is among the biggest global professional service firms in the world, so recruiting young talent is a must-do in order to maintain a real consistent stream of talent. Jorgen Sundberg sits down with Steve Keith, Marketing…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 5:02pm -
  • 4 CV Tips You Should Always Give to Your Candidates
    The job market is extremely competitive and so, CV’s have to be an enjoyable read, whereby recruiters and employers can extract the information they need quickly. Getting this right will provide candidates with responses from employers and many int…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Feb 18, 5:03pm -
  • 3 Ways to Find Employer Brand Data Online
    How do you measure your employer brand? That’s a question we get to ask a lot, and the answer seemed to differ every time. So we did some thinking. The final result is this little (or maybe BIG) project that we’ve been working on for a while: *dr…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 5:07pm -
  • How to Find a Balance Between AI and Humans in Recruitment
    There is a growing trend: to remove the human element from the recruiting process through a complete reliance on technology. Of course, technology has its immense merits in recruitment today. The ease, speed, and effectiveness it brings have grown ca…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 5:00pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • newThe First Time I Heard the N-Word
    The first time I heard that word, I will never forget it. I was hanging out with my boyfriend at the time, at his close friend’s house. His friend was older than both of us and someone that my boyfriend looked up to. He was about to get married and…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:30pm -
  • BWB (Blogging While Black)
      2011, that’s when I started my first blog the now defunct “CostOfWork”. Back then I didn’t even know what a blog was. I also didn’t know what I was doing. My first few articles stunk! Wait, I am talking to black people, it “stank”. S…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Excuse Me, But Africa Is Not A Sh*thole! It’s a Beautiful!
    For years, I looked upon the President of United States of America as a figure of power, intelligence, and respect. Sadly, the man that is sitting in the Oval Office is making a  mockery of it and its citizens. When a country sits aloft the…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 2:30pm -
  • I Finally Stopped Worrying About What White People Think
      Welcome to Performance I Create, the only black-owned multi-contributor blog in the HR space, so naturally there would be some participation in Sarah Morgan’s Black Blogs Matter, Black Bloggers Challenge. Now let’s begin. Let’s state the fac…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • We Want You to Succeed
    My preteen kid has their struggles, as many kids do. As a result, my partner and I are having a number of challenging conversations with them in order to get them to see, understand, and correct their behavior for the better. Fun times! At first the…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • An Interracial and Multigenerational Society (Embracing Diversity)
    Most of us desire order and comfort in our lives.  So, we do things that help us meet those desires and tend to shy away from things that make us uncomfortable or seem out of order. I have noticed, at least here in the Mid-West, is that most people…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 2:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • From the Front Lines: 3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Recruiting Top Tech Talent
    When you’ve got a thoroughly thought-out strategy in place and the best resources at your disposal, you feel like nothing can stop your recruiting efforts.…The post From the Front Lines: 3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Recruiting Top Tech Talent appe…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 6:20pm -
  • How VMware Increased the Talent Funnel while Decreasing Screening Time
    As a talent leader, you’re often tasked with seemingly impossible assignments: finding talent that meets all hiring managers’ expectations, screening for technical skills, ensuring company…The post How VMware Increased the Talent Funnel while…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 3:55pm -
  • Digging into the 2018 Developer Skills Report [with Jawahar Malhotra]
    This is the second episode of HackerRank Radio, our new podcast for engineering leaders interested in solving developers’ toughest problems today: Hiring the right developers. Hosted…The post Digging into the 2018 Developer Skills Report [with…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Jan 18, 11:01am -
  • What Tech Recruiters Need to Know about Embracing GDPR
    Abhijit Tamhane is the VP of product management and technology leader at HackerRank where he’s on a mission to build amazing products that match every…The post What Tech Recruiters Need to Know about Embracing GDPR appeared first on .
    - 33 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 4:27pm -
  • How Optiver Hires Engineers & Scales Large Teams…with David Kent
    This is the first episode of HackerRank Radio, our new podcast for engineering leaders interested in solving developers’ toughest problems today: Hiring the right developers. Hosted…The post How Optiver Hires Engineers & Scales Large Teams…wi…
    - 62 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • How Looker Evaluates Skills First to Foster World Class Technical Talent
      You’ve just started a new role as the head of recruiting for a 150-person startup that powers data-driven cultures for hundreds of businesses. The…The post How Looker Evaluates Skills First to Foster World Class Technical Talent appeared firs…
    - 99 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 5:09pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newTwo recent issues of confidentiality of harassment allegations
    The confidentiality of harassment allegations has been a hot topic of debate in the #MeToo and #TimesUp era.Consider, then, each of the following two pronouncements on the issue by two different branches of the federal government—on…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 1:27pm -
  • newThe FMLA does not cover dead pets (maybe)
    ‘E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d b…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:44pm -
  • newNLRB dismisses James Damore charge against Google—complaints about too much diversity are not protected
    It is lawful for an employer to fire an employee who complains that his workplace is too diverse? According to the NLRB, the answer, at least under federal labor law, is yes, the termination is legal.Remember James Damore? He w…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 12:55pm -
  • WIRTW #494 (the “affirmative action” edition)
    Today, I am pleased to announce that Meyers Roman has expanded our employment-law capabilities by adding Douglas B. Brown, LLC (DBB), a boutique national affirmative action law firm.I’ll quote my firm’s official statement:Focusi…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:55pm -
  • Can you pay your employees in Bitcoin?
    “What is Bitcoin? I don’t understand how fake money works.”These were the words of my 9-year-old last week.Let me try to help him, and you, out.Bitcoin is not fake money. It’s digital, or virtual, currency, created…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 12:25pm -
  • Federal judge hands Grubhub a huge victory in groundbreaking gig economy trial
    Raef Lawson worked as a restaurant delivery driver for Grubhub for four months in late 2015 and early 2016. He claimed that the company misclassified him as an independent contractor, and owed him overtime for hours he worked over 40 in any workw…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 12:34pm -

The Recruiting Unblog

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

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • newThe Importance of Personalization in Advertisements and Promotions
    Marketing and advertising are the bane of many businesses, not just restaurants. For many business owners, effectively communicating with consumers is a mystery. Some people just assume it’s a matter of budget, while others believe you need a strok…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 11:13am -
  • newGuest Post by @kenblanchard : Servant Leadership: Getting Your Ego Out of the Way
    What is servant leadership? Servant leadership happens when we act with respect, care, and fairness for the well-being of all involved, and not for our own self-serving interests. When we serve first and lead second, we help individuals and organizat…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:02am -
  • newHow to Keep Your Team Happy, So They Stick Around
      “It’s so hard to keep good employees around these days,” you mutter to yourself, as you mull over the next influx of new candidate applications. The cycle of employee turnover seems to never stop. The process wears out company resources, fun…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:38am -
  • Learn To Think Like A Great Leader… In One Afternoon
    It’s almost staggering to try and comprehend the success of a man like Elon Musk. By the age of twelve, Musk had already mastered the BASIC programming language and had created, and sold, a video game for $500. By eighteen, he was working as a jani…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 3:37pm -
  • 5 Quick Tips for Boosting Conversion Rates
    Deciding to start a business is only the beginning. Soon you’ll be over your head with marketing endeavors and trying to boost your sales. Although this can be a daunting task, there are a few steps you can take to relieve the stress and feel more…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 12:03pm -

Make HR Happen

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

No Excuses HR

  • newBlessings
    I'm not sure if you've noticed or not, but there is a heck of a lot of negativity in the world today. Political leaders don't talk to each other anymore, they simply retreat to the safety of their extreme left, or extreme right news networks and grip…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 2:06pm -
  • The Inability to Respond
    As Human Resources leaders, we care deeply about leadership competencies in two ways:- The first, is putting forth the effort to identify, develop, and implement them. - The second, which is BY FAR the one we immediately forget, is to hold our leade…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 1:36pm -
  • The Judge In Me
    "We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others."- Jose Emilio Pachecoclotheswordsassociatesdepartmentacademic backgroundcolor of skingenderfaith perspectivehome addresscartechvacationspoliticsfrien…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 12:35pm -
  • There Aren't Any "HR Problems"
    I can clearly remember the moments when the senior team was sitting around a conference room table, the tension was palpable, and the pressing issues were shared with the group."It's an Operations issue."My gut reaction: thank God it's not HR.So Wron…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 1:27pm -
  • I Know Everything
    "They'll have to recognize my success this year. I've been the most effective member of the team!""I don't need them. It's better if I do it myself anyway!""I'm the life of the party. Just look at how charming I can be!""Those ideas are so stupid. Wh…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 7:27pm -
  • Meetings Are Excuses To Fail
    I've attended a lot of meetings in my life. Actually, I've attended several life times worth. As a human resources leader, work is filled with "important" meetings and "critical" meetings and "high impact" meetings and just about every other cliche l…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Jan 18, 1:20pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • Live and Work with Perspective
    We all need perspective in our lives before we start our work day.  Perspective helps us understand how important daily issues really are in the whole scheme of life.  The issues and life events around us scream for our attention each day. Natural…
    - 29 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • A Question of Control
    The level of control a company wields over an employee has often been a concern of mine.  When an employee receives a paycheck for work performed, should they be expected to give up a certain amount of their God-given freedoms? I have found great co…
    - 27 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Eleven Steps to Create a Magnetic Field for Talent
    How do you create a magnetic field for talent? Here are a few tips that might help: #1 Sincerity: Show sincere care and concern for your employees. Ask them about their families and how they are doing.  Learn the names of their spouse, significant o…
    - 26 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • How Candidate Experience Impacts Hiring
    Guest Blog by Kevin McCrann Every single candidate can be an ambassador or a critic of your company. It’s important to ensure a positive impression and candidate experience, regardless of the offer. In a recent CareerBuilder survey, 56% of candidat…
    - 20 Sep 17, 2:48pm -
  • Five Recommendations to Build a Better-Than-Advertised Company Culture
    Author and speaker Steve Furtick says the reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. Many of us have experienced the struggle between social media hype and the realities of li…
    - 11 Sep 17, 8:54pm -
  • The Rumor Mill at Work
    If you are a business leader working to create a great workplace built on trust and respect, the typical company grapevine and rumor mill can work against your best efforts.  The people who tend to run these unofficial underground communication syst…
    - 16 Aug 17, 6:37am -

HR Remix

  • Why I Meet Once A Week With My Team
    That’s right. Once a week I meet with every single person on my team. Sometimes our meetings are 15 minutes, other times a half hour. I even ask them to complete a weekly form before our meeting. I adapted it from Cy Wakeman’s Reality Based Leade…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • Ten Simple Ways To Be A Great Manager
    Ten quick tips on how to be the great manager your employees want: 1. Ask their opinion But only do this if you actually care. And do not shut down their ideas with laughter or bad body language. You may say “great idea” but your body language or…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • It’s About The Heart – Why You Should Never Counter Offer
    We spend a lot of time talking about retaining our best people. Too many times though, we wait until our star gives us their resignation notice and then we try the worst tactic possible – the counter offer.  Some managers scurry about trying to fi…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Jan 18, 12:15pm -
  • Getting Rid of Annual Appraisals Won’t Solve Your Performance Management Problem
    The annual appraisal, the culmination of the traditional Performance Management process, is broken, fundamentally flawed and completely irrelevant.  The process of having a formal discussion with someone 2-3 times a year is laughable for a number of…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Where Leaders Go Wrong
    Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are t…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 12:30pm -
  • Are You The Man (or Woman) Behind The Curtain?
    Wizard of Oz Spoiler Alert! The Wizard of Oz is a mysterious and terrifying leader. Sitting atop his castle, he appears to his subjects as a frightening, disembodied head. Only after Dorothy and her motley crew visit, do we realize that the Wizard is…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 12:32pm -

Talent Culture

  • new4 Ways to Encourage Active, Healthy Teams in Winter
    The beginning of 2018 has brought with it record cold and extreme snowfall in many parts of the country, making […]The post 4 Ways to Encourage Active, Healthy Teams in Winter appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • How to Get Your Email Under Control
    Inbox zero — is it a faraway dream, or a reachable goal? Getting your email under control can feel like […]The post How to Get Your Email Under Control appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 4:48pm -
  • #WorkTrends Recap: The Secret to Conflict Without Casualties
    Every team needs a little healthy conflict. That’s not the kind of thing any HR leader would want to put […]The post #WorkTrends Recap: The Secret to Conflict Without Casualties appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:37pm -
  • How to Move People Past an ‘Us Versus Them’ Mindset at Work
    The “us versus them” mindset is alive and well in organizations of all sizes, both domestic and global. Often, this […]The post How to Move People Past an ‘Us Versus Them’ Mindset at Work appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Remote Work: A Necessity, Not a Perk
    Despite the advantages remote workers bring to an organization, several big-name organizations have been in the news for bringing employees […]The post Remote Work: A Necessity, Not a Perk appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 8 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • The Practicality of Owning an ATS: Part 3
    Upkeep and successful tactics for maintaining an ATS (Part three of a three-part series) How to own an ATS In […]The post The Practicality of Owning an ATS: Part 3 appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 3:00pm -

Recruiting Animal

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

Amplify Talent

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

Strategy Focused HR

  • WE HAVE MOVED
    Please check out our new website atwww.strategyfocusedhr.comWe will no longer post to this site.  Thank you very much for your support over the years.  Please join us at the above so that we can stay connected.
    - 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…
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  • Are You Making Sure To Change Your Talent Along With Your Strategy?
    I have never had strategy and talent explained that way. I am a professor at a Business School here in Dubai and I teach strategy. We should put something together.At the end of one of my speeches, I was approached by this professor who gave me his b…
    - 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…
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  • Better Engagement? It Trickles Down From Managers to Your Employees
    I do not care whether anyone here likes me or not.Please do not come to me with this, I should be the last person that you come to with questions, go figure it out.Now I just do my job and what is required. Nothing more.This one-sided conversation wa…
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  • Maybe Amazon’s New World Of Work Isn’t Right For Someone Like Me
    “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,” said former Amazon employee Bo Olson, who worked in book marketing. Or, they very wisely chose to leave.Explanations like “we’re not totally sure” or “I’ll get back to you”…
    - 24 Aug 15, 6:10am -

Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

  • "The Who Behind Your Why"
    I'm excited to share that I have a new article up over at TalentCulture titled, "The Value of Value Propositions." For a sneak peek of my latest, read on:Industry, products and services, customer base – these are all things that differ in terms a…
    - 96 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:06pm -
  • "The Magic Eight Ball of Recruiting"
    In what is the first of two articles I have going up this week, my new piece on the idea of predicting the talent fit pre-hire, titled "The Future of Hiring is Quality of Hire," is now live at ERE. For a sneak peek, read on:The function responsible f…
    - 99 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 1:38pm -
  • "Season of Change"
    It's been a bit crazy this past year, as anyone that bothers to read posts around these parts probably surmised. Over the course of these last 15 months, I presented at the CUPA-HR National Conference (2016), got a new boss, saw my role grow and expa…
    - 100 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 5:27pm -
  • "Everything You've Ever Wanted. . ."

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

HR Nasty

  • Disneyland shows an HR veteran how employee engagement increases customer loyalty
    What every company, manager, and employee can learn from Disney. Lessons on employee engagement, corporate culture, and attention to detail which have stood the test of time and live up to being the Happiest Place on Earth. The post Disneyland sho…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 6:15am -
  • How Disney reinforces why best friends at work are important
    HRNasty, first-time visit to Disneyland with work colleagues on a PTO day.Disney, best friends, and engaged employeesA recent trip to Disney inspired the next two postsPart 1: Do you have a best friend at workPart 2: How Disney customers benefi…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 7:31am -
  • Your first job interview part 2
    How to ace your first job interviewGetting ready for your first job interview experience? Your first job interview experience is coming up. Don’t worry, HRN here to spit some knowledge so you know what to expect. More importantly, I am here to…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 3:58am -
  • Ace your first job interview part 1
    Do you know what to expect with your first job interview?The dreaded first job interviewYour first job interview is like any other experience when meeting another person. First encounters range from “Get me the f*&$ out of here” to “I nail…
    - 28 days ago, 25 Jan 18, 4:01am -
  • How your manager is setting you up for failure. How to encourage them to tell us what we NEED to hear.
    Is your manager telling you want to hear or what you need to hear?Is your manager doing you any favors? Manager feedback is critical to our careers. If you have heard any of the following in the last month from your manager, don’t assume you a…
    - 35 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 3:22am -
  • Why you should interview your personal friends when they apply at your company
    I am not going to interview my friend!You just referred a friend of yours to apply for a job at your companyFriend comes in for an interview and your manager likes your referralHiring manager asks you to personally interview your friendYou resp…
    - 41 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 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

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

RU HRelevant

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

Christopher in HR

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

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • Dear HR: Please Take a Look at Your Conference
    Over the past year or so, I have had a number of conversations with female colleagues that work in and around the HR space regarding sexual harassment. It should not have surprised me, but it did, that so many of them had personally experienced haras…
    - 74 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 4:39pm -
  • 10 years in.
    Ten years ago today, I was employed by a regional healthcare system, leading their efforts focused on increasing workforce diversity, having an inclusive organizational culture, and delivering culturally competent care. I did not know it at the time,…
    - 25 Jul 17, 9:49pm -
  • Privilege Will Rock You to Sleep
    I benefit from a tremendous amount of privilege. I have, throughout my life, received the benefit of the doubt, from people, organizations, and institutions, including when I did not deserve it. When you are on the advantaged side of things, privileg…
    - 13 Jun 17, 5:19pm -
  • Inclusion. Reducing the consequences of identity.
    I have written here frequently and recently about the importance of getting crystal clear on what inclusion means in your organization. One of the big reasons this is so important is that it makes it much easier to then identify specific behaviors an…
    - 3 May 17, 10:20pm -
  • Are humans really the most valuable asset in your organization?
    I am skeptical. I am not skeptical that it is true that human beings are your organization’s most valuable asset. I personally have little doubt that it is true — rather I am skeptical that you actually believe it, and here is why. If you and the…
    - 2 May 17, 10:12pm -
  • Inclusive Meetings – Interruptions
    Last week I wrote about picking specific chunks of the workflow in your organization to focus your inclusion efforts on as an alternative to the easily overwhelming goal of culture change. I then wrote about and shared some ideas of how we might do t…
    - 26 Apr 17, 11:56pm -

China Gorman Blog

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

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

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newPOWER MOVE: Who can get away with wearing sunglasses inside
    There are only two reasons to wear sunglasses inside (excluding for any medical/eye issues).Reason one (and this is by FAR the most common) - said inside sunglass wearer is a Grade A loser/jerk/poseur/idiot, and the sunglasses are screaming 'Look a…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • newLearn a new word: Conway's Law
    Have you ever noticed the tendency for large, complex, and difficult to navigate organizations to create to create large, complex, and difficult to navigate products, services, and policies?Alternatively, have you noticed, (I am sure you have), how…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:53pm -
  • newPresidents, ranked
    For a 'one of those holidays, but is it really a holiday?' Monday, I present to you, faithful reader, this unscientific, unresearched, highly subjective, incredibly incomplete, and 100% accurate ranking of Presidents - defined very loosely.Here goe…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:25pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 311 - Creating a Culture of Performance Based on Feedback
    HR Happy Hour 311 - Creating a Culture of Performance Based on FeedbackHost: Steve BoeseGuest: Marie-Claire Barker, Global Chief Talent Officer, WavemakerListen to the show HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Marie-Clair…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • The changing mix of employee compensation increases
    TL:DR - More and higher one-time bonuses, fewer and less annual salary/wage increasesIn the aftermath of the recent tax reform legislation passed by the US Congress and signed by the President, you certainly must have noticed a pretty long list of…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 1:31pm -
  • Are HR's diversity and inclusion strategies proprietary information?
    Companies suing each other after an employee leaves one company to join another, especially when the companies are competitors, over the details in the employee's non-compete agreement is not all that uncommon. Particularly in the tech industry wh…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 1:22pm -

Women of HR

  • newWhy I Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions to Explore Possibilities Instead
    I don’t need studies to know that writing down goals works.  I’ve seen the proof over and over.  Still there is some impressive research surrounding goals and why writing them down makes a difference. Back in 1979, Harvard researchers supposedl…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Is Being Positive Holding You Back?
    As Human Resources Leaders, we represent the whole company. Our contribution is making the whole company stronger. What about when things aren’t going so well? Some HR business partners become cheerleaders, encouraging better performance or higher…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • The Subtle Art of Not Caring
    A promotion, a pay raise or a financial achievement should be an opportunity for celebration and acknowledgment; yet it is more likely to expose judgment, jealousy or comparison from colleagues, family and friends. Being influenced by other people’…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Rethinking How We Age at Work
    As a middle-aged female with a long career in HR communications consulting, I’ve been reconsidering my role as a “maturing” business woman. In my experience, women tend to behave in one of two ways as they get older. One camp is proud of their…
    - 77 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Improving Employee Engagement with Rewards and Recognition
    A recent Gallup research study shows that employees who do not feel properly recognized are twice as likely to say they will quit within the next year. Fortunately, companies can make a big difference by offering employee reward and recognition pro…
    - 7 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Cultivating Habits for Today and the Future [HR Leader Series]
    Editor’s Note: This is the third post in the HR Leader Series, in which Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais features successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.     Jenny Ooi’s passion…
    - 31 Oct 17, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

Benz Communications

Recruitifi Blog

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

HR Hardball

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

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

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

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR

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HR to WHO

Change-Effect

  • newIt doesn’t hurt to be kind
    A lesson I’ve learnt as I’ve got older is that kindness is a very different to softness. Too often, images and predetermination of the role of HR professionals can make the young practitioner shy away from kindness, fearing the tag of being soft,…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • The distraction of talent management
    We love to over engineer a management practice, don’t we? And never more so than the area of “talent management”. We take something with a relatively simple principle at it’s core and turn it into an elaborate, process driven, complex, labori…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • The secret of exceptional leaders
    Throughout my career I’ve often been asked what I think the secret to being a great leader is. I’ve probably said things like, vision and drive or strategic thinking and commercial acumen. The truth is that I don’t think any of these things are…
    - 23 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Increasing the divide
    A few years ago I was debating the issue of unpaid internships and the effect of this on social mobility.  The common theme at the time was that paying for internships would solve the problem. It was a compelling argument because of it’s simplicit…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • The 7 qualities of exceptional practice
    Creativity – Whilst it might seem a strange one to start the list with, the ability to bring creativity into design and problem solving is one of the aspects that really sets exceptional practitioners apart. We can all suggest something we’ve don…
    - 37 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • That’s not a gap, not if you look from over here…
    The BBC ran an article this weekend highlighting the gender pay gaps of a number of companies that had already reported. The original article is here. Already we’re starting to hear some interesting responses to the debate that it has raised: It’…
    - 44 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 8:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • Boosting Employee Well-being in the Workplace
    The topic of employee well-being – the state of being comfortable, happy, and healthy – is a hot topic in the workplace today. Why? If a person is unhappy or uncomfortable in her work, she is far less likely to invest her full energy and effort i…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Feb 18, 1:00pm -
  • Learning in 2018: New Methods to Maximize the Learning Experience
    There are many benefits to learning. Learning keeps us youthful and healthy, makes us more interesting, gives depth to our skillset, and can be fun. In an organization, an educated workforce is critical to keeping your company growing, fostering inno…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Feb 18, 1:00pm -
  • Continuous Performance Management is Here. Are You Ready?
    The old method of reviewing employee performance once a year is quickly on its way out. Why? Because reviewing performance only once a year is not enough to keep our goals and development objectives top of mind. As a result, teachable moments are mis…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
  • Ready… Set… Take Action! Tips for Making Your Goals a Reality.
    It’s the beginning of a New Year and time to ACT on your goals! Continue the momentum of a fresh start by putting your action plan for achieving your goals into motion. Here are some critical steps to help you achieve your goals this year: Focus; D…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 1:10pm -
  • Setting HR Goals: Make 2018 the Best Year Yet
    Most likely, you have engaged in some sort of strategic planning session as we approach 2018. When looking at the year ahead, ensuring your HR goals align with the overall business strategy is critical. After all, your people are what propel your bus…
    - 74 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • From my family to yours… wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hello! The holiday season is upon us. A time of year for gathering with family and friends, reflecting on our successes and challenges, and looking ahead to the New Year. This time of year is particularly special to me as I begin to reflect on all of…
    - 88 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 1:00pm -

HR Culture Club

  • OfferLetter.io: 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 Indeed.com, Monster, etc.) is about 10%. Not to mention the…
    - 29 Aug 14, 7:33pm -
  • Do You Search Your Company Hashtag?
    I’ve been hearing a lot of these days about social recruiting, turning employees into brand ambassadors, and creating a “Your culture is your brand” social media strategy.  I realized awhile ago that not only do companies already have brand am…
    - 22 Aug 14, 8:28pm -

Accidental HR

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

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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

Stratify

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

Break the Frame

  • newYou May Be Making a Bigger Difference Than You Think
    John came to talk with me because he was frustrated and wanted to quit his job. He’s smart, driven, creative, and as far as he’s concerned, doing crap work. It felt more like he was tasked with burning a budget instead of making a difference.  J…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 10:30am -
  • Sometimes You Just Need a Win – Here’s How You Get It
    The competition was high, and I wasn’t feeling lucky. A rousing game of Exploding Kittens was nearing its conclusion, and then it happened. My husband got a steal, reached into my hand, and put his fingers on the card that I needed to stay in the g…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 10:30am -
  • 15 Ways to Use Your Planner Effectively to Increase Your Productivity and Success

    - 15 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 10:30am -
  • Big Goals Falling Flat? You Need Some WOW.
    Goals are meant to inspire you to change in a meaningful way, work hard and help you make the leap from where you are today to where you want to be in the future. Still, for years, my clients have talked about how year after year their goals don’t…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 10:30am -
  • Four Secrets to Unleashing the Power of Your Next Stumble
    My daughter had a big presentation at school at the end of the year. I decided to wear my fancy-schmancy high heel sandals to the ceremony. As I teetered on my 4.5-inch heels, I looked good. Billy Crystal would have been proud.  We walked with purpo…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Jan 18, 10:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • The State of the Union on Wokeness
    210040000000 This week’s theme for #BlackBlogsMatter is “The Tao of Woke”. As a result, I decided to speak about the state of “wokeness” and what it should mean for you as we continue to navigate difficult themes around race relations and s…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 8:55pm -
  • Six Tips for Cultivating a Healthy Online Work Environment
    000020000000 The need for a healthy and satisfying work environment is not up for discussion. Any enlightened manager knows its benefits. The same need extends to remote workgroups, and that is still something of a revelation to many leaders.  Perha…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Living in Color: Why I Stopped Caring About What White People Think
    1841380030230   It must be a hell of a feeling when your skin, ideas, and presence become a golden ticket of Willy Wonka proportions in life. It must be nice to not only create the rules, systems, and standards but to actually be “the standard”.…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Black Blogs Still Matter Because We Can No Longer Afford Silence
    010240000411 Today not only marks the first day of February, but it also marks my first official day back on the blog. It is also the beginning of Black History Month and the revered Black Blogs Matter Challenge. Today’s theme is Black Blogs Still…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 3:12pm -
  • The Only Thing Leaders Should Have Top Of Mind For 2018 is Integrity
    021071000010 This is the time of year that predictions are made and data is shared about what the strategic and operational goals are for the upcoming year. Although management firms spend an inordinate amount of time and money collecting this data a…
    - 98 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 4:44pm -
  • Screening Applicants Using Social Media: What You Need to Know
    100061000020 Photo by William Iven on Unsplash Almost everyone uses social media, but should you use it in your recruitment process? Many recruiters are turning to social media to help solicit applications so it makes sense that those same individ…
    - 25 Oct 17, 1:42pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • newIt’s a Sign: Org Culture & Harassment
    Culture. It keeps coming up in the conversations I’m having with HR professionals about sexual harassment right now. After writing about sexual harassment last year and launching a related project for 2018, I’m having a lot of these conversations…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 3:43am -
  • Getting Messy
    I am a messy desk person. I always have been a messy desk person, and at this point I think I always will be a messy desk person. This fact always seems to come as a surprise to colleagues and friends. “But you seem so organized!” they exclaim, i…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 3:25am -
  • Policies and Practical Drift
    I’m working on policies right now, which is always slightly depressing. Developing policies always feels like a lose-lose situation. At least some of them are necessary, but no one loves them. Organizations tend to view policy in very binary ways,…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 4:02am -
  • Riding the Doom Loop
    I am currently re-reading ‘Thinking in Systems: A Primer’ by Donella Meadows, a book that had a big impact on me the first time I read it. This time around, it reminded me of the Doom Loop. A Doom Loop, aside from being an exceptionally good name…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 3:10am -
  • What Drives Your People?
    “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” If you’ve interviewed in the last decade or so you’re likely to have heard this question. I’ve always I struggled with answering it because it seems to demand performance rather than honesty. How can…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 3:35am -
  • How Being a Bad Manager Made Me a Better HR Person
    This week I read that about 70% of US managers are afraid to talk to their employees. This produced a series of conflicting thoughts: I sort of sympathize. I want to avoid talking to anyone about 70% of the time, so #twinsies, you know? It also deser…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 3:46am -

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 Agile HR
    Boskma, Buizer, van de Hoef, Peters en Zelen behandelen in het boek ‘Agile HR’ de (on)misbare rol van HR in wendbare organisaties. In het boek staat de volgende vraag centraal, namelijk: ‘Hoe richt je een organisatie en daarbij behorende HR-fun…
    - 36 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:25pm -
  • Vision of Workforce Analytics – getting started
    In the book ‘The Power of People’ Guenole, Ferrar and Feinzig discuss the emerging phenomenon ‘Workforce Analytics’: the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in workforce-related data to inform decision making a…
    - 73 days ago, 10 Dec 17, 3:33pm -
  • Visie op Workforce Analytics – aan de slag
    Guenole, Ferrar en Feinzig behandelen in het boek ‘The Power of People’ het opkomende fenomeen ‘Workforce Analytics’: het ontdekken, interpreteren en communiceren van betekenisvolle patronen in arbeid-gerelateerde gegevens ter ondersteuning v…
    - 75 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 6:51pm -
  • Vision of Workforce Analytics – the fundamentals
    In the book ‘The Power of People’ Guenole, Ferrar and Feinzig discuss the emerging phenomenon ‘Workforce Analytics’: the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in workforce-related data to inform decision making a…
    - 29 Oct 17, 7:23pm -
  • Visie op Workforce Analytics – de grondslagen
    Guenole, Ferrar en Feinzig behandelen in het boek ‘The Power of People’ het opkomende fenomeen ‘Workforce Analytics’: het ontdekken, interpreteren en communiceren van betekenisvolle patronen in arbeid-gerelateerde gegevens ter ondersteuning v…
    - 28 Oct 17, 5:34pm -
  • Visie op de disruptieparadox
    In deze blog wordt een recensie gegeven over het boek ‘De disruptieparadox’ van Menno Lanting.  Allereerst wordt een samenvatting van het boek gegeven waarna wordt afgesloten met een review en conclusie. Samenvatting Het boek ‘De disruptie…
    - 8 Aug 17, 8:05pm -

HR Bartender

  • new5 Ways to Reinvent the Traditional Job Interview
    The job interview has changed a lot over the years. But, has it changed enough to keep up? Here are 5 ways to reinvent the traditional job interview.The post 5 Ways to Reinvent the Traditional Job Interview appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 9:57am -
  • Why Employees Leave Companies in 2018 [poll results]
    Why do employee leave companies in 2018? It's thought that employees leave bad managers. But the top reason may surprise you! Businesses need to be ready in 2018.The post Why Employees Leave Companies in 2018 [poll results] appeared first on hr bar…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 9:57am -
  • Minimize Employee Distractions So They Can Focus On the Work – Friday Distraction
    Employees can be subjected to a lot of distractions at work. The right technology can help managers minimize distractions like unanswered scheduling requests.The post Minimize Employee Distractions So They Can Focus On the Work – Friday Distractio…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 9:57am -
  • Training Should Include Employee Self Learning Strategies
    We know the need for individuals to embrace and direct their own learning. Training should help strategically guide self learning efforts for maximum effectiveness.The post Training Should Include Employee Self Learning Strategies appeared first on…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 9:57am -
  • Recruiters: Use Cognitive Aptitude Tests to Expand Your Candidate Pipeline
    Candidate tests are often thought of as filters to help narrow search. Used properly, a cognitive aptitude test can help recruiters broaden the talent pipeline.The post Recruiters: Use Cognitive Aptitude Tests to Expand Your Candidate Pipeline appea…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 9:57am -
  • 3 Tips to Digitally Engage Your Workforce
    We need to engage our employees. That's too important to overlook. Technology has become a key component in employee engagement. Here are 3 ways technology can help.The post 3 Tips to Digitally Engage Your Workforce appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 10 days ago, 11 Feb 18, 9:57am -

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 -
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    - 11 Jun 14, 1:31am -
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    - 20 May 14, 7:15am -
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    - 19 May 14, 3:35am -

Leadership Freak

  • newThree Qualities Needed to be a Better Boss
    30 Book Giveaway!! 30 free copies of Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Keep the Best People Leave a comment on this guest post by Mark Miller to become eligible to win one… Continue reading →
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:04pm -
  • new7 Ways to Instill Confidence in Those Who Lack Boldness
    Treating people like losers tends to cause them to act like losers. The power of a respected leader is their ability to help others believe in themselves. People who believe they matter tend… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:01pm -
  • newHow Curiosity Changed My Life

    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 1:56pm -
  • newSecret Sauce: Daydream Your Way to Success
    Negativity is the ability to dream up problems aggravated by the inability to imagine solutions. You might have a leadership position, but you can’t actually lead until you can daydream. Everything is first… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 12:42am -
  • Dear Dan: How Much Time Should I Spend Convincing Naysayers
    Dear Dan, We have lots of great people in our organization, but there are a few vocal naysayers. The negative people don’t seem to like anything. We want to make change, but a… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 17 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Start Worrying When the Noise Stops
    Our first computer was an expensive marvel that came with a 40 meg hard drive and windows 3.0. Yes, “meg” as in megabyte. The salesman said we would never fill a hard drive… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:02pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newmy employee uses a wheelchair … but I found out he doesn’t really need one
    A reader writes: I’m a manager in charge of a division at my company. “Drew,” one of the people I manage, uses a wheelchair. When first hired, Drew was told to ask if any accommodation was needed. He has never asked for any. Our area is on the…
    - 21 mins ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:59pm -
  • newhair extensions at work, can I ask for my old desk back, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Hair extensions at work I was asked not to wear hair extensions at work, in an casual office setting. My hair extensions are clip-in, but they’re real human hair, they’re professionally dyed…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 5:03am -
  • newmy boss said I have “disconcerting heart-to-hearts” with my coworkers
    A reader writes: I’ve joined an academic research group about nine months ago for a PhD and am very happy here! The team is enthusiastic, we get along great, and also regularly have drinks after work or during weekends. In that group, I am directly…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 6:59pm -
  • newmy boss loves me but hates my coworker
    A reader writes: I started a new job six months ago and it has been really amazing. I report directly to the head of our small department, Jamie. My relationship with Jamie is pretty great. I feel incredibly supported, and she goes out of her way to…
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 5:30pm -
  • newI share an office with a smoker, and the smell is making me sick
    A reader writes: I have a question about sharing an office with a smoker. I share an office with one office mate. We are the only two employees under our boss and we cover for each other (and two other employees in another department) when the other…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 3:59pm -
  • newcoworker gave my presentation without my okay, acupuncture as team-building, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My coworker gave my presentation without my okay I recently had to call out sick last minute, which meant I missed a brief presentation I was supposed to give as part of a larger meeting. I told…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 5:03am -

LebHR

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

  • newSix Interesting age facts HR and business leaders should know
    A couple of interesting age facts taken from Tom Peters’ book The Little BIG Things. Written in 2010, the information he gives us about age is still relevant today, given that in 2017 age discrimination cases were in the top five discrimination cla…
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  • newWhen you make a promise (aka contract) keep the promise!
    Many moons ago, when I was a recruiter for a software company, I brought an applicant in that was highly regarded. In the interview process, he told us a story of why he was no longer with the very well-known company with whom he had been employed. H…
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  • newHow long do I have to keep HR records? From the Archive
    For the entirety of consulting I have gotten the question of how long records need to be kept. Since I got that question again last week I thought I would republish this post.  In my work, I spend time looking at the personnel files for many compani…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 12:05pm -
  • Future Friday: Merging AI and workers
    For those of you that are frightened by the prospect of a robotic future, where your job, even your life has been taken over by artificial intelligence you can relax. The prevailing point of view today is not a take over of human jobs by artificial i…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:05pm -
  • Reducing flu at work is a matter of business continuity
    As I have been watching the news daily I hear reports of yet another death caused by the flu. It seems to have a very detrimental effect on students. However, even when it doesn’t cause a death, it can be debilitating to a workplace, especially a s…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 12:05pm -
  • What do harassment, Valentine’s Day and HR have to do with each other?
    This post is not exactly about Valentine’s Day, nor is it specifically about harassment, as you will discover as you read further. It is more about the profession of HR. This post is a repeat of one I wrote last year at this time. However, today is…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 12:05pm -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • Future of Jobs, #FutureOfWork in the age of #ArtificialIntelligence, Gig-economy - The #India perspective
    “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future” – goes a Danish quote. One routinely sees the fallacy of predictions even by experts. That’s because we overestimate the quantum of change in the short term, but under-estimat…
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  • Happy New Year wishes to all of you
    As 2017 draws to a close, here's wishing all of you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year.May 2018 bring you meaningful and purposeful work, continued love of your close ones, and lots of new learnings!If you want to talk to me about a story or a…
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  • Chatbots, AI, HR Tech - quoted in this article by @toymango in Economic Times
    My friend Tanmoy Goswami was working on an article on chatbots and AI and reached out to me about the earlier wave of HR technology (which we called ESN, Enterprise 2.0 etc)Tech-enabled engagement platforms have a patchy history. Before bots, there w…
    - 63 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • Interviewed by the students of IIITM Gwalior on HR, #socialmedia and @v_beyond
    The students at IIITM Gwalior interviewed me for their atudent magazine and they've published it online on their blog.You can go read it here.Some excerpts I wanted to highlight.On my social media journey:Well I was lucky I started blogging in 2002 a…
    - 64 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 6:07am -
  • Listed amongst 100+ Brilliant HR Blogs
    A company called USA Mobile Drug Testing put out a list earlier this month in which they included this blog at number 19 in what they called 100+ Brilliant HR Blogs to Follow It was an honor to be listed amongst some of by longtime blogging friends l…
    - 69 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 10:38am -
  • My blog post on #diversity #hiring #recruitment at the @v_beyond blog
    Diversity is no longer a “good to do” thing for corporate around the world. It’s become a “must do” imperative. Studies around the world from academic research to research by consulting firms like McKinsey and Deloitte point to the fact org…
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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…
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  • Do not let planning get in the way of execution
    For those of you who are still shaking their head at the images from Atlanta and lines of cars, people stranded, walking home and sitting on the road for over 12 hours...well I join you in that head shaking.In case you missed it, here is a brief slid…
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  • It's okay to not be Zappos....they had to start somewhere also
    Not surprisingly a lot of talk has been going on in the last week or so about Zappos significant shift to flattening their management hierarchy .  In this Washington Post article it notes: "The unusual approach is called a “holacracy.” Develope…
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  • Do you have a career plan?
    One of the hardest questions for me to ever answer was and is, "Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?" This question creates mini panic attacks in my gut. What if I answer wrong? Should I be specific or general? Worst of all, what if I don't know…
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  • Changing the learning curve
    I have read Penelope Trunk for some years now, back when she was with Brazen Careerist and now since she's been out on her own.I won't lie some musings I drift over and some I really read. However if you haven't read one of her most recent postings,…
    - 7 Apr 13, 11:32pm -
  • Don't be that HR horror story
    If you follow different HR blogs out there, you've no doubt come across one of the better ones by Chris Fields.   In fact one of his more recent posts about taking your "HR hat off" made me recall my own interactions with friends or relatives and me…
    - 21 Mar 13, 2:09am -

HR Hound

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

Upstart HR

In Full Bloom

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

HR Success Guide

  • How to Improve Staff Engagement in the Legal Industry
    Author: Avelina Patay (NeoMam Studios)Click Here to visit similar Presentations.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 27 Aug 15, 11:30pm -
  • How do you motivate Low Performers to do a Better Job?
    Author: Antony XavierThis is a question that keeps many managers up at night. And it's hard to answer. The answer is hard because different things motivate different employees. For example, one...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 20 Aug 15, 11:30pm -
  • The World's Biggest Office
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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

  • Testosterone in the Workplace
    If we are going to talk about a human future of work, we have to think about what it is that makes us human and not robots. We are seeing interesting discussions beginning around neuro-diversity, and around the menopause at work, but the powerful rol…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 1:04pm -
  • Equal Pay for ‘Equal Work’ will not help Women
    Recent reporting on equal pay has taken as given the concept of equal work. In the future work place, this idea simply doesn’t make sense. Instead, the focus will be on value and that will be a far more helpful mechanism to address gender discrimin…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 1:04pm -
  • Ethics and Mortgages
    It’s easy to rattle off clichés and quotes about having principles and acting ethically. It’s hard to seriously challenge practices and decisions at work that you are uncomfortable with. When I have supported people through these kinds of dilemm…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 8:44am -
  • Bound in Blockchains
    We have all clicked “I Accept” on terms and conditions that we’ve never read. Somehow, it doesn’t feel the same as writing our signature on a piece of paper; we would never physically sign a contract without reading it. So what happens when o…
    - 84 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 9:13am -
  • Rigid Thinking for a Fluid Future? Why Matthew Taylor is Wrong
    At the first in a series of #VibrantEconomy events at Manchester Metropolitan University tonight, Matthew Taylor of the RSA talked about the future of work. Rather than focus on the complexity of the challenges, and the radicalism required, what we g…
    - 97 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:10pm -
  • Skinning the Interface: the case for Augmented Reality
    The headline grabbing claims that human workers will be replaced by robots are misleading. Currently, there are only about 5% of jobs that could realistically be replaced by robots. There are though a million jobs that could be done better, faster an…
    - 100 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 8:35pm -

Thinking About Learning

  • Modern Learning – it’s in the design
    The below is essentially the outline of what I’m going to be talking about at Learning Technologies conference on Weds 31 Jan. I’m one of a set of L&D bloggers who try to make sense of the L&D landscape as it shifts and evolves with insights and…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 2:47pm -
  • Agency in L&D

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  • My #3GoodThings for this week
    I facilitated my first proper session with a management group in my new role. I’m really pleased to have got this under my belt. Being new in a company means some initial lag before you feel confident in understanding the context and delivering som…
    - 40 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:39pm -
  • L&D are business leaders, too
    I often hear how L&D need to be better aligned to the business. That when we design and deliver solutions of varying sorts, we have to ensure business leaders are bought in. That we’re not part of HR. That L&D are a cost to the business. How we nee…
    - 41 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 7:52am -
  • Things will be ok
    It’s tough at the moment. The constant threat of a world war looms with an unhinged President in Trump and equally unhinged leader in Kim-Jong Un. Brexit is only set up to be a disaster. And if we look at human history, here’s some things that gi…
    - 47 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 7:10am -
  • The art of doing nothing
    I remember listening to a talk, I think by Alan Wallace, where he was talking about the discomfort people have of doing nothing. He shared about how people are so uncomfortable in being with their own thoughts, they would rather play a pointless game…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 12:23pm -

T Recs

  • 3 Things about Digital Transformation
    October is traditionally HR technology month.  2 major conferences with accompanying expos, and chances to see what new functionalities the major companies have lined up, as well as some of the newer, start-up tech businesses. For all the bright shi…
    - 23 Oct 17, 6:51am -
  • Confession Time. I Used to be a Millennial.
    I have a confession to make. I was once a millennial. Although when I was, we weren’t called millennials. We were called long-haired layabouts. And nobody could care less what we thought about anything or what we wanted from the workplace. In commo…
    - 12 Oct 17, 3:18pm -
  • 3 Ways to Begin Better Hiring
    The way we recruit and onboard has to change. A run through of some recent research* tells us that: 85% of HR decision makers admitting that their business had hired someone who proved to be a bad fit for the job 1 in 5 of HR decision makers say that…
    - 11 Oct 17, 5:15pm -
  • Time to Redefine What we Mean by Talent
    The way we attract, hire, retain and develop the people our businesses need is changing. And so are the roles we want them to do and the way we operate. Yet too many organisations continue recruit as they always have, reporting skills shortages and c…
    - 20 Jun 17, 7:15am -
  • The Talent Challenges for HR
    Attracting, hiring, developing and retaining the right people has always been a crucial part of any organisation’s success. The methods of doing so successfully, however, are evolving fast. With growing skills gaps, uncertain trading conditions and…
    - 24 Apr 17, 7:29am -
  • Are You Listening to Your Employees?
    If there’s one thing that should be high on the agenda of HR teams, then its the employee experience. Yet only 30% of businesses try and measure it, which is poor when compared to the 72% who measure customer experience, and baffling when so much o…
    - 27 Mar 17, 10:26am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

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

HR Remix

  • Why I Meet Once A Week With My Team
    That’s right. Once a week I meet with every single person on my team. Sometimes our meetings are 15 minutes, other times a half hour. I even ask them to complete a weekly form before our meeting. I adapted it from Cy Wakeman’s Reality Based Leade…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • Ten Simple Ways To Be A Great Manager
    Ten quick tips on how to be the great manager your employees want: 1. Ask their opinion But only do this if you actually care. And do not shut down their ideas with laughter or bad body language. You may say “great idea” but your body language or…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • It’s About The Heart – Why You Should Never Counter Offer
    We spend a lot of time talking about retaining our best people. Too many times though, we wait until our star gives us their resignation notice and then we try the worst tactic possible – the counter offer.  Some managers scurry about trying to fi…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Jan 18, 12:15pm -
  • Getting Rid of Annual Appraisals Won’t Solve Your Performance Management Problem
    The annual appraisal, the culmination of the traditional Performance Management process, is broken, fundamentally flawed and completely irrelevant.  The process of having a formal discussion with someone 2-3 times a year is laughable for a number of…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Where Leaders Go Wrong
    Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are t…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 12:30pm -
  • Are You The Man (or Woman) Behind The Curtain?
    Wizard of Oz Spoiler Alert! The Wizard of Oz is a mysterious and terrifying leader. Sitting atop his castle, he appears to his subjects as a frightening, disembodied head. Only after Dorothy and her motley crew visit, do we realize that the Wizard is…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 12:32pm -

101 Half Connected Things

  • Swimming Shorts and Unbeaten Runs
    Someone once said to me that you can lower your expectations in different circumstances, but your standards should remain the same. It was during the last recession – and their theory was that at the point you blame the external environment for you…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 7:50am -
  • Onboarding
    Onboarding is a terrible term. Somewhere someone’s CV has ‘I coined the term ‘onboarding” written on it and they should be proud of getting something into such common usage and slightly apologetic that we use such an odd term to mean ‘make…
    - 88 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 10:24am -
  • Sorry. 
    That last post wasn’t finished. Technical issue at this end. Since I can’t undo emails the only options appear to be to pretend it didn’t happen – or apologise and wish you a good weekend… Apologies – and have a good weekend. 
    - 88 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 8:27am -
  • What is democratic leadership?
    Edmund Burke said that an MP “owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion” In these days of conversation about how democratic an organisation could/should be I thi…
    - 88 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 5:27am -
  • My job – come and get it
    For the last (almost two years) I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to head up the CIPD’s relationship with our branch network and with our Council. Our branch network is one of the world’s biggest communities of HR and people development practi…
    - 4 Oct 17, 6:30am -
  • L&D, specialism and accessibility
    I love the L&D profession. I know great people doing great work in enabling organisations and people to flourish. I also lament, at times, the profession’s ability to progress its own thinking and activity and a reliance on outmoded methodologies o…
    - 25 Sep 17, 6:32am -

Switch and Shift

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

Leadership Freak

  • newThree Qualities Needed to be a Better Boss
    30 Book Giveaway!! 30 free copies of Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Keep the Best People Leave a comment on this guest post by Mark Miller to become eligible to win one… Continue reading →
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:04pm -
  • new7 Ways to Instill Confidence in Those Who Lack Boldness
    Treating people like losers tends to cause them to act like losers. The power of a respected leader is their ability to help others believe in themselves. People who believe they matter tend… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:01pm -
  • newHow Curiosity Changed My Life

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  • newSecret Sauce: Daydream Your Way to Success
    Negativity is the ability to dream up problems aggravated by the inability to imagine solutions. You might have a leadership position, but you can’t actually lead until you can daydream. Everything is first… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 12:42am -
  • Dear Dan: How Much Time Should I Spend Convincing Naysayers
    Dear Dan, We have lots of great people in our organization, but there are a few vocal naysayers. The negative people don’t seem to like anything. We want to make change, but a… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 17 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Start Worrying When the Noise Stops
    Our first computer was an expensive marvel that came with a 40 meg hard drive and windows 3.0. Yes, “meg” as in megabyte. The salesman said we would never fill a hard drive… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:02pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 2/20/18
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Feb 18, 7:00pm -
  • newBook Review: The Boys in the Boat
    In 2014, I was working with a client to help him put together a book of profiles of top performers in his field. My client interviewed all of them. My job was to review his interviews and then conduct follow-up...
    - 2 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 7:00pm -
  • newBoss’s Tip of the Week: The Team is Your Destiny
    When you become a boss, you place your destiny in the hands and hearts of your team. They get to choose whether to pitch in or not, whether to play nice with each other or not, whether to listen to your directions or...
    - 3 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 7:00pm -
  • Weekend Leadership Reading: 2/16/18
    Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take...
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 7:00pm -
  • Mr. Morris Lives
    Helen is well past ninety. She’s physically healthy, but there are a lot of things she doesn’t remember. When I stop to talk to her, she always asks the name of my dog. When I tell her, she always says that’s...
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 7:00pm -

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

  • Go to Human Resources…if you dare!
    Go to Human Resources. In a time when sexual harassment victims are speaking up in a variety of industries I’m seeing more and more people ask, “Where was HR?” … “Did anyone go to HR?” I’ve just scrolled past these comments and kept my…
    - 31 Oct 17, 3:08am -
  • 3 ways Technology has made me a better HR Pro
    If you thought this was a blog post about the many HRIS options out there you can just close this page now. For those of you that want to know what I’m talking about that’s not an HRIS here it is: Google. Y’all…. I can google anything! It’s…
    - 20 Jul 17, 12:50pm -
  • Participation Trophies at Work
    Found this post while cleaning up my drafts and decided to publish it. I wrote this almost two years ago, yet didn’t need to change a thing.   I have yet to meet a millennial that enjoys being called a millennial. I often hear from my fellow gener…
    - 17 Jul 17, 1:51pm -
  • Stay in touch #SHRM17
    It never feels like enough time at national conference. Every one is back home by now and getting in their usual work routine again (after a 12 and a half hour crash to recharge our introverted batteries-just me?). We are all catching up on what we m…
    - 29 Jun 17, 1:30pm -
  • Leading the witness
    Often times we are eager to interview candidates to join our organization and some times we get so excited or have so much information to cover that we make this common interview mistake – we lead the witness. With an estimated 5-6 million jobs op…
    - 26 Jun 17, 12:11pm -
  • Three Interview Rule
    I’ve always suffered a bit of a professional identity crisis. Am I recruiting or am I HR? Am I both? Are they one in the same? I’ve gone back and forth, but one thing I can say without a doubt that fits with both HR and Recruiting is solid relati…
    - 23 Jun 17, 11:39am -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • Water In Hand
    At the onset of 2018, I made a few adjustments: more exercise, more sleep, less beer, no Facebook.So Far So Good!The unfortunate part of growing old is no matter how many sit ups you do, you're gonna get fat. The wonderful thing about getting old is…
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  • Saint of Circumstance
    For all intents and purposes, most may believe that 2017 was an exceptionally trying year. The political climate has bred contempt, frustration has created disagreement and turmoil seems ever-afoot.I have found as life grows longer, so the edges get…
    - 36 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:24pm -
  • Top 5 - 2017
    Friends -Another year has come and gone; a painful year in many ways. When times are challenging the influence of art becomes of paramount importance. So, it is with great pleasure that I review with you the year in music.St Vincent and Weezer return…
    - 56 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 8:43pm -
  • A Million Oysters
    One of the world's finest chefs crashed and burned. He was at the absolute apex of one of the world's mostly subjective and challenging professions serving transformational cuisine in Paris. With his success came the pressure to be original, creative…
    - 71 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 10:18pm -
  • So Much Wasted Time
    As a 70's pop singer departed the earth his final words were, "so much wasted time".After 67 years it would be a shame to discover your precious time had been wasted. Or would it?When your time is up, how will your legacy present itself? Having spent…
    - 77 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 4:59pm -
  • Don't Lend Your Hand
    "It was later than I thought when I first believed you, now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools"- Jerry GarciaIn the midst of these fatiguing times, the above excerpt from a song written in 1974 entered my mind, the prose somehow timely.When…
    - 25 Oct 17, 8:46pm -

Employment Law Navigator

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

What Goes Around

  • Sometimes The Angels Punish Us, By Answering Our Prayers.
    I’m in the final stages of preparation for my submission to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In the run up to a decision like this, there’s a strong whiff of doubt in the air…will I be able to come up with anything vaguely good enough…? A…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 7:43am -
  • Which Way Is Up?
    This weekend I am finalising my submission for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The deadline for applications is February 14th, and as the theme this year is ‘Art Made Now’, I’m planning on delivering something current. As you can see, in t…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Feb 18, 1:42pm -
  • I Think I’m In Love
    Another day, another angel! I started making this last night, and on and on it went. I opted for a much longer wing shape than before, and the steady hand required to paint the angel made the process quite tiring at times. Anyway, here it is, ready t…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 12:38pm -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

  • #MeToo Focus in the Caribbean
    The morning after a day in Jamaica starts off with a bang in Julie Pugh's session covering Harassment in the Headlines most recently refenced by hashtags #MeToo and #TimesUp.  Her session was titled Have Your Life Jacket Handy: The HR Professional's…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 3:48pm -
  • Workplace Wellness Takes SAIL
    It's Showtime at sea for attendees of the 1st Annual #HRCruise heading to Haiti and Jamaica.  After a great opening session by Greg Hawks, the first session of the week began with Brad and Suzanna Cooper with US Corporate Wellness.  They have walke…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 4:19pm -
  • Bereavement Leave FAILs When it Comes to Flexibility
    The following was originally posted on the WomenofHR site on 7/14/15. I am reposting here because I will be referring to it in upcoming presentation where I have done some additional research around this topic of Bereavement Leave. My mission is to…
    - 37 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 9:28pm -
  • How Emergency Management Can Fit into Businesses While Taking the Burden off HR
    Guest Post By Kendall Herbert, Emergency Management SpecialistAccidents, Emergencies, and Natural Disasters happen every day, and their repercussions can affect everyone. Emergency managers are the experts who assist work centers and businesses to pr…
    - 10 Nov 17, 5:31pm -
  • Is the Good Ole' Boy Network a Myth or Reality?
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: http://womenofhr.com/is-the-good-ol%E2%80%99-boy-network-just-a-myth/As I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Com…
    - 10 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • Engaged Bride to Be = Discouraged Employee
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: http://womenofhr.com/bride-to-be-discouraged-employee/As I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Community College…
    - 9 Oct 17, 11:47pm -

Rollercoaster HR

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

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

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

A Leading Perspective

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

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