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  • new#SXSW Exclusive: Building a 21st Century Workforce
    I’ve been thinking a lot about my 10-year-old daughter and how her future job and career has likely not been developed yet. I encourage her to participate in technology development (she recently...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:17pm -
  • newAre You Doing Recruitment Halfway?
    I recently talked to a higher level candidate who has been job searching for months. He said the hardest and most frustrating part of the job search is trying to get that first conversation with the...Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 2:16pm -
  • New HR Recertification LEARN by Workology Courses
    To celebrate these new courses we’re offering a $50 discount through April 15, 2019 for annual plans. To claim your $50 discount, sign up for LEARN. LEARN is an on-demand resource for HR and...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recr…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 2:17pm -
  • Ep 173 – Should Ugly Be a Protected Class
    An Italian study released last year showed that attractive women who sent photos with their résumés got called back 54% of the time, as opposed to the average callback rate of 30%. Another academic...Workology is the art and science of work, HR a…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 5:17pm -
  • SXSW Exclusive: The Rise of the Empathetic Leader
    I’ve written recently about the skills needed to be a great leader that Google revealed after talking to their employees for a 10-year study. Empathy, concern, and respect are critical to a...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recru…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 2:17pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • newCultures of Appreciation Require Training The “Giver”
    At the Workhuman Conference, SVP, Derek Irvine shared an incredible stat. When asked “what is the one thing you would change in your organization’s culture,” data from their recognition software stated: Foster A Culture of Appreciation. Of cour…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 3:02pm -
  • Best way to celebrate International Women’s Day, Quit Saying Your Sorry
    I am a woman. I’ve navigated a successful HR career. I’ve lead HR Boards. I’ve helped create award-winning workplaces. I’ve spoken internationally on HR/Leadership topics. And, I still have the habit of saying sorry when it’s not warranted.…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 4:35pm -
  • Did You Forget Employee Appreciation Day?! How to Make Thanks A Ritual
    Every first Friday in March is the unofficially observed employee appreciation day. You forgot, didn’t you. I’ve got a secret to share. If you make “thanks” a part of your…I don’t know… everyday leadership practice, it is ok if you acci…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 3:30pm -
  • Join Me For Webinar> Learning & Development “Selfies”:Self-Driven Career Development
    Are you a small HR team, bootstrapping your development programs? Are you a team with few training resources and no time? Are you having trouble connecting learning objectives to your overwhelmed employees? Then it’s time for you to let go of some…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 3:00pm -
  • Dawn’s HR Best-Bet> Register For #Workhuman!
    Yep, it’s time again for one of my favorite HR Leadership conferences of the year > Workhuman by Globoforce! This year’s event is March 18-21 in one of my favorite cities…Nashville, TN. Seriously, this is an awesome place for a truly awesome ev…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
  • Oscar Time! Which Best Pic Looks Like Your Career Page?
    It’s OSCAR time.  Me and the gang at Three Ears Media (I’m looking at you Katrina) love a great movie! I mean, have you seen The Wife yet? omg. On that note, we also love a great career website. To honor Oscar season, I did a mashup of Best Pict…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 8:31pm -

Micheal Vandervort

  • HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years!
    HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years! Did you know that HR Florida is celebrating their 40th-anniversary event in Orlando next week?  It’s not too late to register.  That’s amazing.   I’m a huge fan of HR Florida, the state chapter for SHRM. …
    - 22 Aug 18, 4:20pm -
  • The #SHRM18 Podcast Extravaganza @DriveThruHR
    Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast (part two) Podcast sponsored by CUE Inc.  and ClearCompany On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team…
    - 14 Jun 18, 9:31pm -
  • Questions and Answers in Difficult Times
    Questions and Answers in Difficult Times  I’ve been thinking about questions and answers a lot the last few days.  I’ll come back to that point in a bit. SHRM has C-suite level executives as keynote speakers at their National Conference and Exp…
    - 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast
      Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM Nat…
    - 20 Mar 18, 7:51pm -
  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -
  • You need to be at WorkHuman 2018
    Only Two Days Left to Save $300 on WorkHuman 2018 Have you heard of WorkHuman?  If you haven’t, you should check it out.   It’s an event. It’s a movement.  It’s among the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended. If you know about WorkHu…
    - 29 Dec 17, 8:54pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • California Leave Laws: What Small Businesses Need to Know
    Many of our clients reside in the state of California. We often receive questions about the many different California Leave Laws and which one applies to small businesses. As I wrote today’s post, (and it is a little lengthy- but bear with me) I tr…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • Three HR Challenges Made More Difficult by Working for a Non-Profit
    I had lunch with my friend Sarah recently where we discussed the best part of working with small businesses when you do not have an industry niche. The variety. That is, the variety of business types that you get to work with. I told Sarah about my c…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 2:00pm -
  • What Gen Z Means for Small Business Recruiting
    I hate myself a little for writing this. I normally avoid generational posts like the plague. I have never uttered a word about millennial’s even when it would have made for great click bait. However, I’m a bit concerned about small business recr…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • The Difference Between CEO’s and Founders and Why It Matters
    I spoke to a group of HR Departments of One in December and started my talk with this topic. If I’m honest it was a bit off topic from my main point, but I felt it was important to discuss. It took me a few years to recognize that there was a diffe…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • Thursday in the Trenches- Meet Small Business HR Leader Tim Brown
    Last year we started our Thursday in the Trenches series as a way to connect the many Small Business HR Professionals together to share best practices and ideas. Our typical client and reader works for businesses with 500 or less employees. And actua…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 2:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • newHiring Henchmen, Underlings, and Evil Minions
    The other week, without much else going on, Mr. S. and I settled down on the couch and watched a marathon of James Bond movies. (editorial note: I never liked Pierce Brosnan in the role and, IMO, Roger Moore was the absolute worst.) As always, when w…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 12:16pm -
  • Company Values: Not the Same as It Ever Was
    I have, over the course of time, participated in and/or facilitated numerous activities designed to create, define and encapsulate company “Mission, Vision & Values.”  Quite often, because some training facilitator settled on a way to approach t…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 1:15pm -
  • There’s So Much Work Yet to be Done – #BlackBlogsMatter
    There was an alarming, sickening and, sadly, not surprising story that hit the news last week; a lawsuit has been filed against General Motors (GM) in which 8 workers outline allegations of racist behavior, threats and intimidation in the workplace.…
    - 58 days ago, 21 Jan 19, 1:50pm -
  • Work and Life and Everything In Between
    My mother, who has dementia, has been living with us now for a week.   A really really REALLYlong week. Getting her to Louisiana was neither an easy task not did it occur in a particularly seamless fashion. Over the last month I made two emergency…
    - 65 days ago, 14 Jan 19, 1:51pm -
  • The Worst Places to Work Award
    Chances are pretty good that the city in which you live has some sort of “Best Places to Work” Award.  Mine does. Perhaps your company ponied up the $$ and applied for one of these awards; if you work in HR chances are you managed the entry inc…
    - 77 days ago, 2 Jan 19, 1:10pm -

HR Tech Girl

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

PeopleGoal Blog

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

The Savage Truth

  • new10 signs your ‘client’ does not take you seriously
    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 ’10 signs your ‘client’ does not t…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 7:05pm -
  • 12 crucial ‘Communication Commandments’ for real leaders
    It is obvious, but much of what defines a good leader is their communication style. What you say. How you say it. When you say it. And also, importantly, what you do not say. I have made all these mistakes myself, and sum up my learning for you in wh…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 7:23pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – 10 reasons you won’t be promoted and might get fired
    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 ’10 reasons you won’t be promoted an…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 7:20pm -
  • The one thing you MUST achieve at a client meeting.
    Meeting with a recruiting client for the first time is a nuanced and sophisticated skill. Many recruiters don’t seek out this critical opportunity. In fact, some avoid it. Those that do, often make fatal mistakes which harm their chances of buildin…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 7:15pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Leadership is action!
    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 ‘Leadership is Action!’. Let me know…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 7:34pm -
  • Agency Recruitment? Best it has ever been!
    Agency recruitment is the best it's ever beenThe data proves it and you need to take advantage of the opportunity nowBut also prepare for the way it will be...
    - 51 days ago, 28 Jan 19, 6:38pm -

HR Ringleader

  • newThe Root of the Productivity Gap
    For as long as I can remember, organizations have been trying to find ways to increase the productivity of employees.  A number of tactics have been used including measurement and tracking, incentives, engagement plans, self-imposed targets and mor…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • How Optimizing Staff Scheduling Benefits Your Organization
    Inside fast-paced workplaces, many leaders are challenged with optimizing staff scheduling. While there are still companies managing staff scheduling manually, most are using automated staff scheduling solutions. While there are many reasons for the…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 12:00pm -
  • Join Me! Let’s Break Our New Year Routine
    As I look back at my last ten years, I see many times when I was not gentle with myself. I was HARD on myself. I bullied myself... Read More ...
    - 73 days ago, 6 Jan 19, 3:59pm -
  • The HR Federation 2019 HCM Trends Report
    The HR Federation, a network of leading HR market analysts, bring our research together to identify the most impactful trends for 2019.  We believe organizational leaders like you need a holistic approach to the Human Capital Management market to en…
    - 20 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • Considerations When Implementing A New HR Technology Strategy
    The City of Memphis is going through a HR transformation journey and it is being supported by the technology they are putting in place. Ms. Smith shared some of the challenges, their approaches to those challenges, and some of the early results. Rea…
    - 7 Nov 18, 11:26am -

People Equation

  • newFollow #WorkHuman 2019 This Week
    This week, Globoforce (recently renamed as WorkHuman) hosts its 5th WorkHuman Conference in Nashville. If you’re reading this, you’re probably not in Nashville. But that’s OK. You can still follow the goings on from wherever you happen to be. F…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 10:30am -
  • Gen Z: The Challenges and Opportunities with New Talent from a New Generation
    This post is brought to you by Mitrefinch, an HR software company that provides workforce management solutions for small – midsize companies. Gen Z is made up of people born between 1995 and 2012. While the youngest Gen Zers are still in elementary…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 10:30am -
  • Last call for #WorkHuman 2019 in Nashville
    What are you doing March 18 – 21, 2019? For all you procrastinators out there, it’s not too late to attend WorkHuman 2019 in Nashville. I just got an email from my contact at Globoforce, the company that organizes the event. There are still a few…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Mar 19, 2:43pm -
  • Praise and Feedback Aren’t the Same Thing
    As a foodie, I love all kinds of mash-ups. From bacon apple pie to mac and cheese quesadillas it’s stimulating to creatively pair ingredients in unexpected ways. But when it comes to leadership communication, combining certain types of information…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 11:30am -
  • Are You Having Career Conversations?
    Are you having career conversations? My friend Julie Winkle Giulioni is launching an expanded and revised version of her bestselling book, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want. It’s a perfect r…
    - 64 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 11:30am -
  • Leading the 50+ Employee
    The workforce is getting grayer, and it appears that business practices have yet to catch up to the trend. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workers 55 years and older are the fastest growing segment of the working population. Pair tha…
    - 72 days ago, 7 Jan 19, 11:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • new4 Ways to Enhance the Workplace for Generation Z
    The youngest talent populating the labour market belongs to a cohort called Generation Z; generally defined as anyone born after 1997. Now making up roughly 30% of the global population, the question has quite rightly been asked: how can we strategiz…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • newHiring Alone – The Biggest Failure of Talent Acquisition!
    It takes a village. That’s what Hillary told us in her famous children’s book. You can’t raise a child by yourself, it takes a village to raise a child fully. At least that’s our hope and ideal. I think it takes a village to hire correctly as…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 12:55pm -
  • newIN 2025, APPLICATIONS WILL BE accepted for the job of a lifetime—literally!
    Swedish artistic duo Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby recently announced their next project which they are calling “Eternal Employment”. The project is fully funded and they have even started to write a job description for this ‘artistic’ endea…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 12:55pm -
  • Career Confessions from Gen Z: Texas Tops List for Women Entrepreneurship!!
    Did you know that, currently, there are more CEOs named “John” than all women CEOs combined? But fear not! There is hope on the horizon. Texas has recently been named the best state for women entrepreneurs based on several scoring categories.  A…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 12:55pm -
  • Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: I Failed @SHRM’s new Talent Acquisition Credential!
    So, you guys know I wrote a book, right? A book on talent acquisition! I truly believe I actually know something about Talent Acquisition and Recruiting! So, it came as a pretty big shock when I took SHRM’s new TA Specialty Credential and Failed It…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 12:45pm -
  • Finally! A Plan for Employee Smoke Breaks that Works!
    I’ve long been very outspoken about how I hate employee smoke breaks. I don’t smoke and I don’t get a paid hour each day to just stand outside and slowly kill myself! I do love diet Mt. Dew! Can I stand outside, get paid, do zero work, and just…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 12:55pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • How to Excel as a Young Woman Entering the Workforce Today
    Today, most Americans consider women just as capable of leadership as men. Despite this, there are still a number of barriers that women have to navigate when they strive to advance their career. The glass ceiling continues to be a very real issue, p…
    - 43 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • The “Great Culture” Fallacy
    Organizational Culture. No doubt, it’s a hot topic among HR professionals and business leaders alike.  In a time when the competition for great talent continues to heat up, most seem to agree that having a great company culture is certainly a comp…
    - 50 days ago, 29 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Is Perfectionism Required to Be Successful?
    In a business world often still very male dominated, being a woman can be a challenge. How do women manage the challenges and strive to be successful? Often, it’s by trying to be perfect. We’re taught by culture that perfectionism is supposed to…
    - 23 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • 6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
    - 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
    - 1 Oct 18, 2:34pm -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 28 Aug 18, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHR Data Quality
    Neil McCormick and Dr. Chris Andrews discuss the need for a globally recognized, structured approach, to managing and maintaining the overall workforce data quality in organizations.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:25pm -
  • newWhat Do Dots, Detail, and Data Have to Do with Koala Bears?
    "So next time people are talking about data, how it will change our ability to see things, and that all this information will increase our potential knowledge, know that it’s sort of true." - Heather Bussing
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 10:56am -
  • HRExaminer v10.11
    Performance Management is evolving into a continuous conversation model. Jamie Resker shares eight tips for modernizing your process. Read, The Only Way to Change Performance Management is to Stop Doing This. Year-round communicat…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • It’s Not What You Say, But How You Say It
    Regular manager and employee interaction yields higher engagement. Simple. But there is one problem. Many managers don’t communicate well with their employees.
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 11:30am -
  • Assessing Talent for the Future of Work (Video)
    While scientific and psychometric measurement for "fit" has existed for decades, it remains very hard to sell into large organizations. This panel led by John Sumser debates the tried and true vs. the innovative and unproven in assessing talent for t…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 4:00pm -
  • HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #317: Bonnie Tinder, Founder & CEO at Raven Intel
    John Sumser speaks with Bonnie Tinder, the founder & CEO at Raven Intel. She is a 20+ year veteran of the HR Technology space, holding positions in HR Implementation, Marketing, and Sales leadership with companies like Cornerstone, NGA HR, Ceridian,…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 4:00pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newMinnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers. Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand – Fall 2018 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring. NEWS… check out our regions new talent.…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 11:51am -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers. Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand – Fall 2018 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring. NEWS… check out our regions new talent.…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 11:36am -
  • St Paul #10 Best City For Women In Tech
    For the past five years SmartAsset has put together data (gender pay gap, income after housing costs, tech jobs filled by women and four year employment growth) and ranked them. Click The Best Cities for Women in Tech in 2019...
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 3:10pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers. Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand – Fall 2018 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring. NEWS… check out our regions new talent.…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 12:43pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers. Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand – Fall 2018 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring. NEWS… check out our regions new talent.…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 1:58pm -
  • Minneapolis #4 Best City In The U.S. To Find A Tech Job
    Survey time again (I’ll have another tomorrow)… this one from AgileCraft and their post Best Cities for Tech Jobs in the US. They “… looked at some of the most demanded tech jobs as well as EMSI US Occupation hiring...
    - 30 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 7:53pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newTo Tell or Not To Tell…I Spy a TYPO in Your Resume.
    Oh, that is a question. Tell the candidate? Don’t tell the candidate? I mean really, attention to detail is key in most jobs. Especially anything at the executive level, and certainly anything administrative. And good grief, if it’s accounting or…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 1:26pm -
  • newIs Your Degree Better Than Mine?
    Nothing like a juicy scandal involving prestigious universities, wealthy parents, and vlogging teenagers to tank workplace productivity this past week. Come on. You know you were watching Olivia Jade showcase her luxury Christmas haul vs. banging out…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 2:17pm -
  • Duck Season, Wabbit Season, Conference Season, and March Madness: Part 2
    Yes, it is time for March Madness. Spring is definitely in the air. About this time last year, I departed from my political and assertive writing to do a mash-up of topics impacting the HR and Talent community. Well, It’s time for a “Part 2,” s…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 4:45pm -
  • The Five Most Important Things To Do To Show The World You’re Freaking Awesome at What You Do.
    Professional awesomeness. You’ve got it. The world needs to know about it. I’ve mentioned in the past that you need a plan if you want real career traction. Some of my rants have focused on the reality that you have to be willing to tell the wo…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 3:47pm -
  • Bosses Behaving Badly: When Integrity Matters Most
    How many of us have seen our leaders (C-Suite, bosses, the ivory tower, “the brass”) abandon their integrity when the going gets rough? Maybe they decided to cut salaries to shed costs without cutting their own, or they identified a sacrificial l…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 1:57pm -
  • Can You Choose Your Work/Life Balance? 3 Actions To Take.
    Can you? In this world where we are always on, is it possible to draw a line in the proverbial sand and give yourself that desired balance? Is it possible to feel like you have mastered being a super employee and super (mom/dad/spouse/partner/person)…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 2:40pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

Your HR Buddy

  • 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 -
  • HR is a Consulting Function not Shared Services
    During my interview with Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte; I asked him, ‘Do companies really need to rethink about having an HR department. Why do some companies say ‘No’ to having an HR department and what are some of th…
    - 16 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • 4 tips to help candidates ease up during Interviews
    Interviews can be stressful for both interviewer (Recruiters/HR/Hiring Manager) and job candidate. It’s challenging for both to know if it is going to be a right fit or not. A great recruiter would do his best job of building a relationship with th…
    - 11 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Employee Satisfaction and Culture Instigators at Rackspace
    Yesterday Crystal Miller and I interviewed Kelly Long @Kelly_long, HR Chief of Staff at Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company and she talked about the unique work culture at Rackspace, tracking employee satisfaction and having ‘Culture Instigators’…
    - 10 Feb 15, 3:28pm -

HR Gazette

  • newFive HR Mistakes Small Business Must Avoid When Hiring New Employees
    HR related mistakes often cost a lot to the small business. Here we will take a look at the 5 HR related mistakes small business must avoid when hiring new employees.The post Five HR Mistakes Small Business Must Avoid When Hiring New Employees appea…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 1:30pm -
  • newBuilding Effective Workplace Communication Strategies With Technology
    After you’ve defined what exactly you need from a potential new strategy, you must take stock of how well your past workplace communication strategies have fared. Are there signs of employee disengagement? Is work not being completed because of com…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 7:22pm -
  • newHRchat Podcast Interview: Connections Between Sport and Business with Tegan Cochrane
    In the latest episode of the HRchat show, Matt Burns interviews three-time Canadian cycling champion turned marketing consultant Tegan Cochrane about her experiences of the moving from athletics to business. Now a creative and marketing consultan…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 7:21pm -
  • newThings To Consider In An Office Environment To Avoid Getting Infected By Ransomware
    A very popular trend developing with Ransomware hackers is to extort money from businesses and corporations. What makes this easy is that it just takes one wrong email attachment to be opened on one computer in the system. Half an hour after that wro…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 8:05pm -
  • new5 Tips for How to Be an Effective Interviewer
    You know what people say: it’s good to be prepared. Be prepared for a test, for a vacation, for an interview. And just like your candidate will spend an ample amount of time researching the company before an interview, why shouldn’t you, as a man…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 7:21pm -
  • newHR Tech Summit Toronto Preview
    Key figures in the HR tech sector are will in downtown Toronto on June 18th & 19th for HR Tech Summit. The HR Gazette is a media partner and we’re excited about the keynote presentations, industry panel discussions, a contemporary trade-expo, tech…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 7:14pm -

Everyday People

  • newBlank Canvas !!
    This past Friday my wife and I were invited by a friend to come to the soft opening of her new business. She had once been in a Corporate Wellness role, but recently was affected by a downsizing. This is never easy. To be between jobs is challenging…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 11:04pm -
  • Take Your Shot !!
    A few weeks ago my wife and I got to experience something we had been anticipating for over two years. We went to see the musical Hamilton !! We had heard all the hype and hoped it would live up to it. We even did some show prep by listening to the s…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 11:17pm -
  • Practice the Practice !!
    Last year in November, my wife and I joined a gym. We wanted to get healthy, and we wanted to get ahead of the traditional rush of folks who make their annual New Year’s resolution. This isn’t a major accomplishment for most, but since we’re bo…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 1:32am -
  • A Bright Future !!
    “How old are you? Seriously, what’s your age?” Pretty straightforward isn’t it? If that’s how I introduced myself, how would you react? I bet you’d be “offended” or put off because you would wonder why that had any bearing whatsoever…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 12:18am -
  • #HRMixTape2019 – The HR Edition !!
    A few years ago my good friend, Mark Hendy, a fellow HR pro from Wales in the UK put a challenge out to put together a mix tape of songs. I remember growing up and literally making mix tapes taking songs from countless vinyl albums. It was always har…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 12:05am -
  • All the Verts !!
    This past week has been an interesting week of interactions. They ranged from conversations in my office to various connections on-line in social media forums. I tend to take in as much as possible on a regular basis because I enjoy all of the contac…
    - 38 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 12:17am -

Workplace Diva

  • newPsst, here's how to leave the office gossip clique behind
    You're part of a workplace clique that likes to gossip about everyone else in the office. As time passes, however, you're feeling more and more uncomfortable about being a part of this group. You want out. Sitting with the office gossip clique leaves…
    - 37 mins ago, 20 Mar 19, 2:37pm -
  • newNot hiring (you): Some employers don't want to hire Millennials anymore
    When we think of hiring discrimination, we tend to picture employees over 50 who are having a hard time finding work due to their age. It's a real issue in hiring. So I was amazed over the weekend to come across comments in a New York Times story fro…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:27pm -
  • newHow to handle coworkers who dump their work on you as the new hire
    It's your first week at a new job, and you feel like one of your new teammates is sizing you up. It's like this coworker is testing your boundaries to see how much he or she can get away with! Maybe this coworker asked you on Day One to answer his ph…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 8:23pm -
  • Would Alexander Hamilton get his shot in today's gilded age?
    I've been following the college admissions scandal. It resonates, and I can't look away. To me, it symbolizes everything that is currently wrong with our culture. It symbolizes greed, selfishness, shamelessness, boastfulness, and recklessness. It sym…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 6:55pm -
  • LOL? When a coworker won't stop showing you funny memes
    You are speaking face to face with a coworker. Everything is going fine, until this coworker shoves his phone in your face again and says: "Hey! Have you seen this one yet?" It's time to talk about the office menace that is meme culture!Chances are,…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 3:59pm -
  • When your new coworkers keep raving about the ex-employee you were hired to replace
    You're starting a new job where you're taking the place of a former employee you never had the chance to meet. The problem is, you feel like the shadow of this former employee still looms large. Simply put, your coworkers can't stop raving about the…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 6:07pm -

Corn on the Job

  • new“Think BIG” by Dr. h.c. Harald Seiz – Why Self Belief is so Important to an Entrepreneur
    Having travelled the path from a modest life as a child in Germany to becoming the founder and CEO of companies with an overall turnover of 100 million euros, Dr. h. c. Harald Seiz is perfectly placed to talk about the important role that self-belief…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 3:24am -
  • newThe Keys to Finding Meaningful Work
    Image source Most people search for careers that will provide them with financial security rather than looking for work that fulfills their passions and dreams. Find a career that is fulfilling seems to be left for those talented few that have an exc…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:36pm -
  • newLook Outside The Workplace To Enhance Your Career
    When it comes to looking for a job or chasing a promotion, your focus will be on crafting the most effective resume. Focusing on your job experience and your achievements can help convince your employer that you’re the best person for the job, but…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:13pm -
  • The Various Differences Between Marketing & Branding
    Marketing and branding experts can both agree that branding involves a lot of creative decision-making. The process of coming up with a brand is just like coming up with a marketing campaign. You need to choose your aesthetics very early on because t…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 3:40am -
  • Tips on Maintaining Your Professionalism During Financial Difficulties.edited
    Acting with professionalism does not mean you have to overcompensate with kindness.  Every successful business owner understands that business is business. And, professionalism means working with competence.  So as a professional, you have an oblig…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 3:46pm -
  • How To Ask Effective Interview Questions
    When you’re a hiring manager your same old questions can become so mundane and honestly, they’re not even that effective anymore. Candidates find new ways to avoid your generic and outdated questions every single day. But here’s what you need t…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Mar 19, 10:35pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The HR Blog

  • How to draw up your career growth plan
    The career growth plan creates a spirit of accountability by documenting your responsibility in making the future happen. You can take these steps to develop your career growth planContinue reading How to draw up your career growth plan at Human Re…
    - 12 Jul 18, 1:43am -
  • How To Become A Top Performer In Your Company?
    To become a top performer, the first step is to stretch yourself, go beyond your limits, for limits are set by the human mind and can be reset by you. By setting higher standards, you would place a challenge for yourself and strive hard to achieve it…
    - 12 Jun 18, 1:49am -
  • How To Receive Feedback Constructively To Grow In Your Career
    Mostly we mistake this ability as a sign of weakness, nothing can be further from the truth. Ability to receive feedback constructively is a sign of courage and mighty.Continue reading How To Receive Feedback Constructively To Grow In Your Career at…
    - 12 May 18, 2:01am -
  • How To Do A Good Performance Review
    Continue reading How To Do A Good Performance Review at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 12 Apr 18, 4:18am -
  • How to Turbo Charge Your Career
    Continue reading How to Turbo Charge Your Career at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 12 Apr 18, 2:18am -
  • How To Become Better at Global Thinking
    Continue reading How To Become Better at Global Thinking at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 12 Mar 18, 2:33am -

The HR Capitalist

  • Minimum Viable Product in the World of HR...
    If there's one thing that HR could do better at, it's caring less about being perfect and shipping more HR product. You see it all the time in the world of HR. We have big plans. Those big plans include...
    - 35 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 4:42pm -
  • The Cold-Blooded Art of Owning/Getting In Front of Huge Career Mistakes...
    Let's face it. If you're in the game and playing to win. you're going to have some failures. Sh*t that goes sideways. "Regrettable situations", as I like to refer to them. I like to think Teddy Roosevelt had it right...
    - 37 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 1:12pm -
  • Suck Less: The Reality Behind Your Small Failures at Work...
    Let's talk about small failures at work. The kind that stack up and make you feel like you had a crappy week. Some of you think everyone is watching you when you fail small. The dirty little secret is no...
    - 43 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 12:37pm -
  • Chill Out: It Really Doesn't Matter Where Your Kids Go to College...
    I've got a senior in High School, and you know what that means - time for admission envy, parental handwringing and everything that goes with along with that. Sarah's going to Vanderbilt/Harvard/Stanford. Man, I wish my kid would have worked...
    - 44 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 5:26pm -
  • Google For Jobs: Is Indeed Dead Yet?
    We've talked a lot about Google For Jobs and it's potential impact on your future recruitment marketing spend. As a quick reset, Google for Jobs was launched in October of 2017 and was thought to be a significant blow to...
    - 49 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 4:21pm -
  • HR Spotify: Fast and Furious Soundtrack Songs, Ranked...
    In case you missed it - I did the following review of a Netflix documentary - Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. Go read that and watch that Netflix joint. But at the end of that post, I let...
    - 50 days ago, 29 Jan 19, 12:44pm -

Unbridled Talent

  • Success, Leading To Win and Faith with Eric Peoples
    What you feed will live and what you starve will die – the same principle applies to leadership. If you want to be a great leader, you have to feed your fire to serve and inspire. Today, Jennifer and Eric to talk about success, leadership, and coac…
    - 4 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Finding Your Voice and Telling Your Story with Val Brown
    Whether you’re thrilled or terrified to talk about your story, it’s important to remember that everyone has something unique to share with the world – one that’s meaningful and inspiring. But how do you tell your story without compromising yo…
    - 27 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • From Felon to Entrepreneur and Impact Maker with Adam Martin
    What if we were all given an unlimited amount of grace despite our shortcomings? Adam Martin is the Founder of F5 Project, an organization that provides job and housing opportunities to felons leaving the prison system so they can have a sense of pur…
    - 6 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • Bringing Clarity and New Practices to Diversity and Inclusion with Joe Gerstandt
    Joe Gerstandt isn’t just a straight white dad with tons of tattoos. He’s also an expert on diversity and inclusion who has trained leaders at Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, the government, and more. He also speaks on how each of us can becom…
    - 30 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • 6 Ways to Share Your Personal Brand with the World
    Communicating your personal brand doesn’t have to be complicated. Your next step is often right under your nose! This episode concludes Jennifer’s three part series on personal branding, and she shares 6 ways that you can do to begin sharing your…
    - 23 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Taking Your Personal Brand to the Next Level with Jennifer McClure
    In the words of Sally Hogshead, “Different is better than better.” In the second part of a 3-part series on personal branding, Jennifer shares some tools, strategies and exercises from her Personal Brand Worksheet that you can use to discover whe…
    - 16 Aug 18, 1:00pm -

True Faith HR

  • Was There Ever A Golden Age of Conversation?
    The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series kicked off its theme of "Technology and Community"with Dr. Carol Bruess discussing "Our Love-Affair With Technology: Some (Inconvenient) Truths."Given the topic, it was not surprising to hea…
    - 28 Sep 18, 1:57pm -
  • True Faith #HR Replay: Why HR Should Care About The @NBASummerLeague #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas today and meeting up with the whole (?) 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Tim Sackett, and, possibly Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If…
    - 8 Jul 18, 5:53pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM19 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2019 Conference being held in Las Vegas, June 23-26.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (…
    - 21 Jun 18, 2:39pm -
  • True Faith #HR Rewind: The MBTI of Easter
    Originally posted March 27, 2016 While some believe there are 16 distinct personality types based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I've long held there are 16 distinct personality types based on Easter candy preference...the ECTI.  The…
    - 28 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Speaker Evaluations and #SHRM18
    Last year on the SHRM blog, I bemoaned the sorry state of affairs of speaker evaluations by those HR professionals who are supposedly experienced in the art of giving feedback.  Too often, the comments given to speakers are rarely helpful, or, frank…
    - 23 Mar 18, 7:34pm -
  • The Shape of #WorkHuman
    Copyright Fox SearchlightTwo weeks ago, "The Shape of Water" earned the Best Picture win at the Academy Awards.  Set in a high security government lab in the 1960s, this literal fish out of water tale tells the unique story of a mute woman who falls…
    - 20 Mar 18, 1:48pm -

HR Potential

  • Can HR ever be ethical?
    Following on from last week’s post What is HRM? I asked the students for their opinions on whether HR can ever be ethical. If you are interested in the background to this lecture, please refer to last year’s blog post. Yes, HR can be Ethical Thi…
    - 17 Oct 18, 7:17am -
  • What is HRM? 2018
    It’s that time of year again when I ask students to submit their comments and ideas about the fundamental basis of HRM. It’s pretty hard to believe that my last posts on the blog were of the exact same questions last year – that’s PhD life fo…
    - 11 Oct 18, 10:51am -
  • 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 -

Evil HR Lady

  • newHow the #MeToo Movement Is Making an Impact on Workplace Sexual Harassment Policy
    The #MeToo movement threw the whole country for a loop, but no one more than HR and employee relations managers. Human Resources generally investigates claims of sexual harassment, but many companies had been doing a poor job of this. While most of…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 12:47pm -
  • newPlease Stop Parenting Your Adult Children
    One of the reasons we don’t hire teenagers to run businesses is that we want adults. Adults should be independent, but a new survey shows that parents are continuing to parent their adult children way too far into adulthood. USA Today reports th…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 1:11pm -
  • AI in HR: It’s Not Just for Hiring Anymore
    Artificial intelligence is already all the rage in tech circles, and now human resource departments are getting in on the action, too. While the most prominent place for AI in HR has typically recruiting—with bots that can help screen resumes and…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 11:44am -
  • Employee Loyalty: An Open Letter to Loyal Employees
    Yes, the new hires make more than you, the company party was a bit of a disaster and open enrollment won’t bring anyone joy. Please keep those suggestions coming! Dear Loyal Employees, Thank you so much for, uh, working with us for the past few yea…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 11:00am -
  • The College Bribery and Cheating Scandal is Really a Sign of HR Failure
    You’ve heard now how CEOs and Movie stars manipulated the system, bribed people, made up sports teams, and arranged for their kids to cheat on SATs and ACTs in order to get into “good” schools.  But, have we stopped to think about why it’s…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 10:09am -
  • What if a High Performing Executive is Also a Bully?
    One of my employees, Katie, recently approached me with complaints about her manager, Holly. Katie told me Holly is abrasive, curses at employees in public and has gone through five administrative staff members in the past seven months because she’…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 11:13am -

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

  • Sourcecon preview from speaker Craig Fisher
    Hey this is Craig Fisher and it’s almost fall!  I know it seems hot right now.  But you know where it’s gonna be hotter in September? Atlanta for SourceCon September 24 through 26.  I hope you’ll join me.  We’re gonna talk tech.  We’re…
    - 4 Sep 18, 10:26pm -
  • Employer Branding That Really Works for Recruiting Gen Y Workers
    OK. I get it. You’re probably tired of hearing about Millennials (Gen Y) by now. I can’t say I blame you, if we’re being honest. But as much hiring hype as Gen Y has received in recruiting over the years, the fact is that no employer can affo…
    - 7 Aug 18, 9:14pm -
  • The “New Traditional” Workforce
    A recent Allegis Group survey found that 7.7 percent of companies were fully satisfied that their recruiting functions met expectations for quality, speed, and cost control. If you feel you’re in the other 92 percent, congratulations! You know yo…
    - 30 Jan 18, 2:41pm -
  • Plug and Pray – The Evolution of AI for Recruiting
    Long, long ago, back when job boards ruled the Earth, primitive recruiters and sourcers used to rely on an archaic tactic known as “post and pray.” By simply posting job descriptions on pretty much every career site in existence (and there were m…
    - 29 Dec 17, 1:35am -
  • Ready for the robots: Survey says job candidates are mostly okay with AI Apps in the application process
    Artificial intelligence is taking over parts of the recruitment process. From answering initial candidate questions to scheduling interviews, and even assessing skills, this is a growing trend that is rapidly streamlining how we hire. We recently sur…
    - 27 Jul 17, 12:22pm -
  • Building An Effective Employee Referral Program
    Your best source for job candidates? Employees. CA Technologies’ Craig Fisher outlines the do’s and don’ts for building an employee referral program. Why should getting employee referrals be part of your recruiting strategy? “They tend to h…
    - 17 Oct 16, 11:46am -

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

  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 5 – Beware D&I Mascots
    One of my personal stretch goals for 2019 was to make better use of my YouTube channel and create more video content. So this week’s #BlackBlogsMatter post is a vlog. I will do 2 more vlog-style posts between now and the end of the #BlackBlogsMatte…
    - 35 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 4 – Black Pawns on White ChessBoards
    Shoutout to the Super Bowl for making this post super easy for me to write. Because what happened in the days leading up to the game, during the pre-show and halftime show are perfect examples of what Black Pawns on White ChessBoards looks like in ac…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 3 – I Ain’t Going Black & Forth with You
    As I continue to learn more about the history and future of Black people and all the systems designed to keep us oppressed that we continue to overcome, and the many intersections of our identities with those of many other marginalized identities and…
    - 49 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 2 – Make America Separate Again?
    “Separate but Equal” was a legal doctrine which said racial segregation did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of equal protection as long as the separate facilities provided to each race were equal. This meant federal, state and loca…
    - 57 days ago, 22 Jan 19, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 1 – Black Blogs STILL Matter
    Many ask me why I am still doing this. What's the point? What's the goal?
    - 64 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 11:00am -
  • 7 Words & Phrases to Eliminate in 2019
    Verbal fillers come in different shapes and sizes. It is more than just “um”, “uh” and “like”.  It can also be phrases or words we use so often their meaning and message get twisted and diminished.  Effective communication, both written…
    - 69 days ago, 10 Jan 19, 11:00am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • new5 Ways to Encourage Career Progression as a Recruiter
    Increasingly, one of the most popular questions we’re hearing from candidates is ‘are there career progression opportunities?’. We can see why – 91% of millennials say progression is one of their top priorities, so businesses who don’t hav…
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 5:03pm -
  • newModernize Your Recruitment Marketing for Gen Z
    Every generation to enter the workforce has influenced recruiting strategy, and Gen Z is no different. What’s the new competitive edge with these diverse, tech-savvy candidates entering the workforce? Recruitment marketing. Why Recruitment Marketin…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 5:07pm -
  • newAutumn – The Most Popular Time of the Year for Employee Recognition
    With Employee Appreciation Day taking place last week, at Perkbox, we set off to uncover some of the latest trends amongst UK businesses in recognizing employees over the last 10 months. We did so by using a sample of  2,810 companies that currently…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 5:09pm -
  • Recruitment in Song
    When it comes to a lyrical genius, they don’t come any more talented than Canadian singer Drake. But did you know his songs could help you when it comes to recruitment? Have a read of these and see if they will help you bag your next talent. 1. We…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Mar 19, 5:05pm -
  • Show Me the Money
    It’s a situation we have all faced at one time or another. You have the candidate in for the second interview, and they are, as far as you can see, ideal. The perfect experience, a personality that is a great fit for the team and they are excited a…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 5:09pm -
  • Recruiting to Build a Dream Team
    A dream business team will comprise a well-balanced group of people who complement each other, challenge each other and bring out the best in each other. They will work efficiently together and be equipped and supported to achieve business objectives…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 5:06pm -

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

  • newEqual Pay Is Not a Favor or a Perk; It’s the Law!
    If you don’t pay all employees equal pay for equal work, you can violate: Title VII The Equal Pay Act State employment discrimination laws State equal pay laws Salary History laws Pay Equity is also a huge problem. Pew Research in 2016 determined:…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • Ethical Leadership Starts With Us
    Ethics and leadership are closely aligned and in my opinion, difficult if not impossible to separate. You can’t have strong, positive leadership without ethics. And you can’t have a robust, ethical culture without strong leadership that endorse a…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 2:00pm -
  • The Burden of Empathy: A Woman’s Tale of Being a Victim and Witness of Harassment
    I’ve spent most of my life completely ignorant to my white girl privilege. When I finally started to wake up, I was not prepared for the pain and shame I would feel. It’s not enough to say, “I didn’t know.” It was all around me, it was in t…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 2:00pm -
  • February 2019 Has Been Filled With Blackface, Hate Crimes, Racist Advertising, and Plantation Slave Games… But We Can’t Stop.
    You know your Black History Month is going to crap when elected officials are wearing blackface paint, teachers are telling kids to play slave plantation games, high end fashion designers are using racists symbols and imagery, and a tween is shot 28…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • The Character Gap Is Much Worse Than The Skills Gap
    A few years ago Google released an internal study that said there was no correlation that workers with four-year degree equates to successful employees. More recently, Elon Musk (The Tesla and SpaceX innovator) has said he doesn’t care if you have…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • Career Advice After 40 Years In The Game
    I quit my in December of 2018. Well, technically I retired, but it is still quitting. After 40 years of learning and growing within the context of my job, I am choosing to do that on my own now. On my own schedule, and choosing which assignments I wa…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 1:59pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • newA Data-Driven Guide to Hiring Full-Stack Developers
    We’ve all heard it before: tech recruiting is a candidate’s market. And few candidates are as in demand as full-stack developers. Full-stack development is one of the fastest growing jobs in the world. When you think about what they do, it’s no…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 6:05pm -
  • HackerRank main() New York: How BlackRock, Bloomberg, and More Are Tackling Talent Analytics and Branding
    HackerRank main() is also coming to Mountain View and London this May! Join us to hear from talent leaders at Atlassian, Twilio, Lloyds Bank, and more. The HackerRank main() series is one of a kind. Unveiling actionable tactics from talent leaders ac…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 1:45am -
  • Recruiting Top Developer Talent with Stripe
    This is the 11th episode of HackerRank Radio, a podcast for engineering leaders interested in solving developers’ toughest problems today: Hiring the right developers. Hosted by Vivek Ravisankar (CEO & Co-founder, HackerRank). You can subscribe to…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 2:00am -
  • Introducing a New Way to Assess the Health of Your Recruitment Workflow
    Our goal at HackerRank is to help companies optimize their hiring process. Over the years, we have learned that the best approach for helping our customers is to surface the right insights into their own data. When I think about complex work like tec…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 2:55pm -
  • [Checklist] Key Skills of an Effective QA Engineer
    This is part of our hiring checklist series, where we share insights to help you screen developers. You can find our other checklists here:  Junior vs. Senior Developers Data Analysts vs. Scientists vs. Engineers DevOps Talent Back-End Developers Fr…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 3:30pm -
  • Fostering Candidate Engagement: A Guide for Coding Assessment Users
    Coding assessments are an effective way to gauge developer skills quickly. But to maximize their impact on candidate engagement, you have to know how—and when—to use them in your hiring process. Designing the right assessment is vital. But findin…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 5:00pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • Getting Started with A/B Testing Your Emails
    A big part of email marketing – of all marketing – is finding out what works best for your brand and audience. For those just starting on our email platform or those who are looking to change up how they make their emails, it can be stressful to…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 5:58pm -
  • Should You Use Gifs in Your Emails?
    On websites, social media, and even messaging apps, animations are everywhere. Why not have them in your mailings as well? Marketing is all about capturing interest and gifs can be another tool in your arsenal. If a picture says a thousand words, wha…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 9:00pm -
  • 5 Ways to Target and Shape Your Mailings with Groups
    Sending targeted mailings to your subscribers is one of the most successful ways to boost open rates, click throughs, and social shares. You’re sending content created specifically for those subscribers, using their owwn language, and based off the…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 5:52pm -
  • 4 Useful Ways to Segment Your Subscriber List
    It’s important to not only have a subscriber list, but to understand it and make the most of it. What content brings in users? Why do certain users engage more than others? Who is under-engaged on this list, and how do you reach them? Cue segmentat…
    - 49 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 8:19pm -
  • How to Make Popup Email Subscription Forms That Work
    There’s a myriad amount of ways to gain new subscribers to your email lists, from subscribe-by-text to opt-ins during checkout. But one of the most powerful ways is to have an email subscription form on your website that brings itself to your users…
    - 69 days ago, 10 Jan 19, 8:45pm -
  • Introducing a Brand New Way to Deliver Your Content
    File attachments are now available for single mailing campaigns and funnels! Skip the extra steps of uploading files to your site then linking them in your emails, by instantly delivering opt-in incentives, course materials, ebooks, slides and more.…
    - 69 days ago, 10 Jan 19, 5:59pm -

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

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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

  • Tips for Finding the Right Mentor
    No matter what industry you’re in, or how long you’ve been in that industry, it’s likely there’s a lot you could learn. Seeking out and successfully finding a mentor could make you better at whatever it is that you do. If you’re feeling stu…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 6:03pm -
  • How Self-Care Can Help You Achieve Your Career Goals
    Advancing your career takes hard work and a tremendous amount of effort. At times, it’s likely you may have to put in hours outside of your scheduled work day in order to complete the tasks at hand. However, going above and beyond can lead to exhau…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 3:04pm -
  • Awesome Apartments Where Startup Entrepreneurs Live
    As a startup entrepreneur, you understand that starting a project can be costly, especially when you are on the market for an apartment within your budget at the same time. On top of that, rent is rapidly rising with the median asking rent rising fro…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 1:30pm -
  • Best 12 apps and plugins for writers in 2019
    Writing is not an easy task. To become an excellent writer, you need a lot of practice and persistence. Whether it’s WordPress blog post, a news article or a novel, a writer spends many hours converting his ideas and inspiration into words. Nowaday…
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  • 12 Famous Philosophers and Their Guiding Principles
    Philosophy, the ancient study of wisdom, can often feel overwhelming to those who didn’t study the concepts and questions posed by some of the greatest thinkers to ever live. But many of the thoughts from the likes of Socrates to more modern philos…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 10:35am -
  • Who Is This Guy Snooze?
    There are no discoverable historical records about Doctor Snooze, but we do see evidence of his influence. His name is emblazoned on every alarm clock and smartphone in the world. Whoever he was, the damage done by his philosophy of instant gratifica…
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  • Awareness of Time Usage and Personal Decision Making
    There are two truisms not usually put together that seem to make perfect sense when accidental usage brings them together. Peter Drucker’s quote, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed,” is one of th…
    - 10 Jul 18, 3:03pm -
  • Lies About Multitasking In Resumes and Jobs
    Most people take pride in calling themselves multitaskers. Like other motherhood and apple pie topics, it has become a badge of honor to lay claim to the ability to do it even though there is not much proof that it works or even that it exists. Emplo…
    - 3 Jul 18, 5:37pm -
  • The Burn-out Culture of Too Muchism
    “Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.” – Plato   Plato’s comments regarding multitasking were probably meant to be instructive to his followers. We can assume that the point of this lesson was to…
    - 29 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • Personal Branding May Not Be What You Think It Is
    People are making a career out of that personal branding bandwagon that may have seen better days. There are multiple examples of selling the idea and products associated with personal branding. We have massaged and smithed this buzzword of years ago…
    - 20 Jun 18, 3:08pm -

No Excuses HR

  • newI Don't Have Time for Social Media & Other Excuses
    I am blessed to work with great clients across the country...and for that matter I've been blessed to work with fantastic leaders for decades. One of the more interesting (and humorous) things I've heard while consulting, training and designing stra…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 1:39pm -
  • Physicians Need a Personal Brand Too
    A lot of time and energy is spent discussing the need for leaders, professionals, and just about everyone who is interested in advancing their careers to develop a robust personal brand.Make fun all you want...personal brands matter in the modern wor…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 1:00pm -
  • Do You See Them?
    This week is one of my favorites of the year. Why? It's the week of our annual meeting at Kinetix. We bring all of our employees together from across the country to our corporate office in Atlanta for training, team-building, and celebration of an i…
    - 33 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 1:19pm -
  • Inspire Sacrifice
    What? Inspiring sacrifice? That sounds...well...miserable.Vision FirstWhere am I headed with this notion of inspiring sacrifice? It starts with each of us as individuals. More specifically, it comes from those times in our lives when the world seems…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 1:33pm -
  • Extreme User Interviews
    "The way to get good ideas, is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away."- Linus PaulingLaunching A New IdeaOver the course of my career I've come up with plenty of good ideas. At least I thought they were good ideas. A valuable lesson I lear…
    - 56 days ago, 23 Jan 19, 2:06pm -
  • Crush the Industry
    I'm feeling particularly fired up to start the year. Now before you roll your eyes and write this off as another "New Year, New You" post, hang in there. Since when was it a bad thing to get fired up?FocusA state or condition permitting clear percept…
    - 63 days ago, 16 Jan 19, 4:24pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • The Culture Revolution: Bracing for the Third Wave
    American businesses are experiencing a cultural tsunami. A tsunami is a series of overwhelming ocean waves caused by an underwater earthquake, volcanic eruption or landslide. The triggering event causes a displacement of water along with multiple wav…
    - 96 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 7:11pm -
  • Great Places to Work in the State of Oklahoma
    If you are searching for a great place to work in the State of Oklahoma, be sure to first look at organizations who have obtained an official great workplace designation. Although these awards do not guarantee the workplace is perfect, it shows, howe…
    - 28 Jun 18, 3:47pm -
  • Great Places to Work in the City of Tulsa
    If you’re an employee located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and searching for a career at a great organization, you should only consider a Certified Great Place to Work. These companies have earned this designation after completing a rigorous vetting proce…
    - 22 Jun 18, 2:59pm -
  • Sometimes Experts Really Suck at Being Experts
    J.K. Rowling, writer of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, faced rejection from so-called experts. Twelve publishers rejected Rowling’s first Harry Potter manuscript. Twelve “experts” rejected who was to become the world’s first billi…
    - 6 Jun 18, 12:47pm -
  • Making a Best Workplace List is Not a Marketing Strategy
    Trying to make a best workplace list is not a marketing strategy. It is a people strategy. Making the “list” should be based on treating employees with trust and respect. If your great workplace initiative is being championed by the marketing dep…
    - 30 May 18, 3:04pm -
  • Core Values Should Extend to Candidate Experience
    An organization’s core values should extend to their candidate experience. From the moment a job candidate enters their data in an applicant tracking system, the organization’s core values should reach out and touch them. For most companies, appl…
    - 29 May 18, 7:50pm -

HR Remix

  • Don’t Let Someone Else Tell Your Story
    New leaders have a short amount of time to tell their story. Leaders are brought in under a number of circumstances – sometimes its a simple transition from one job to the next and other times its because something needs to be “fixed.” Regardle…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 12:01pm -
  • Save Your Sanity This Year
    For many of us its goal setting time and that means some of us will get overly ambitious and set close-to-impossible goals for this new year (its possible I have experience in this area). Most of us don’t set these goals because we want to fail. Mo…
    - 43 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 11:30am -
  • Why I Write & Speak Outside of Work
    A few weeks ago I spoke at Disrupt HR Detroit about how to make work suck less. It was 5 minutes, 20 slides and a little nerve wracking but I left exhilarated – I challenged myself, met new people and learned a lot. Did my company pay me to go...T…
    - 15 Oct 18, 11:45am -
  • How Do We Get the Important Work Done?
    In our last two posts we talked about how organizations play a big role in helping people focus on the important work; the work that moves organizations forward. However, you, as a leader or individual contributor also play a huge role in your abili…
    - 25 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Carnival of HR – Your Break From The Summer Heat
    Yowza! It is blazing hot here in Ohio this summer! We are on week two without rain…and when you live near Lake Erie that is definitely something to celebrate! Some take a look at the heat wave and complain but I embrace the heat. I soak it up with…
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  • How Do We Build Organizations That Support Important Work?
      This is the second in a three-part series about the time management problem, which I see as a problem finding time to do important work – work that moves the organization and its people forward. I’m not interested in the same recycled advice,…
    - 10 Jul 18, 11:30am -

Talent Culture

  • new12 Tips for Purchasing HR Tech Wisely, Part 2
    My previous post was devoted to the first six of my 12 HR tech-buying guidelines. In this post I share the remaining six … but not before I take a moment to marvel at the juggernaut the HR tech marketplace has become. First of all, it’s ginormous…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 11:00am -
  • #WorkTrends: Build a Better Candidate Experience
    With the rise of LinkedIn and job boards, it’s easier to find qualified candidates now more than ever. However, with a robust job market and so branded recruited experiences, engaging with your candidates is actually even more challenging than it h…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 2:10pm -
  • What Generation Z Expects from the Candidate Experience
    Generation Z is moving into the workforce, causing more disruption in the job market. They’ve arrived during record-low unemployment and when the search for talent at all levels is extremely competitive. These workers, the oldest of whom were born…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 11:00am -
  • #WorkTrends: Iterate! How HR Can Get Agile
    At the beginning of his career, Ed Muzio was getting frustrated in a meeting that was going nowhere. Though Muzio kept his mouth shut, a friend of his noticed how disgruntled he was. After the meeting, Muzio’s friend told him that he had an obligat…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 3:58pm -
  • Why You Need To Start Training Your Recruiting Teams for AI-Related Hiring
    AI is here to stay. You are going to need to hire AI talent no matter what your industry is — and now is the time to start preparing your organization to do that effectively and efficiently. It’s just not going to happen on its own. Once upon a t…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 2:24pm -
  • #WorkTrends: How to Beat Burnout
    Leadership and executive coach Beth Benatti Kennedy coaches many of her clients through their own experiences with burnout. It’s something she knows about firsthand. While working as a counselor in Boston public schools, she realized that she was b…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 1:00pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • How To Command a Niche
    Link: Charge What You Deserve. 3 Quick and easy ways to Command a Profitable Niche October 13th, 2008 · No Comments So, who IS that client of yours? Where are you going to “dig your niche”? You are going to dig right where your B-O-M-B is! Your…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 10:18am -

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

Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

  • "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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • Overcoming age in the job interview
    Age doesn’t have to be a factor in the job interviewMature candidateToday’s post focuses on the mature candidate as part three of a 3 part series on age discrimination in the job interview. Lessons from this post can be used for all age demog…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 11:55pm -
  • Interview Ageism: Why I decline candidates over 50
    Would you decline 63-year-old Bill Gates? Job Interview AgeismLast week we discussed the topic of age discrimination in the job interview and a few of my personal theories on why job interview ageism exists.Before anyone gets into a huffCand…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 11:02pm -
  • Age discrimination in the job interview
    Age Discrimination in the job interview. You can do something about it.Age Discrimination and the job interviewAge discrimination in a job interview is a volatile topic. Candidates can feel helpless when they feel this happens and it isn’t just…
    - 47 days ago, 1 Feb 19, 3:45am -
  • Is it OK to have a company Christmas tree? HR speaks out
    No trees were cut, bound, lashed, or had melted candle wax dripped on themCompany Christmas treeWith so much sensitivity in the workplace and so much insensitivity in the political arena, I thought I would update a classic post. Every year, I am…
    - 6 Dec 18, 12:11am -
  • Remote worker, why some companies allow it and why others don’t want to
    Effective remote workers in their elementHow the remote worker can demonstrate successDo you want to be a remote worker? With evolving workforces and the new technologies entering the job market, one common perk in a comp package is the ability t…
    - 13 Nov 18, 4:09am -
  • A different attitude towards workplace diversity
    Let there be cake!Disclaimer: *The following story is a true workplace diversity story. I wrote the below post which was uploaded on our company website and am reposting it here with permission. The names have been omitted to protect from poaching.…
    - 10 Oct 18, 3:00am -

Christopher in HR

  • We Want You! (sort of…)
    No thank you. Sam and I go back for years having met at a tech company and keeping up with each other since. He’s a good guy, talented as an HR Business Partner and his skills are above average. He has a strong brand. Last November a tech firm reac…
    - 50 days ago, 29 Jan 19, 2:23pm -
  • A Matter of Degrees
    She shivered. As my better half and I left a quaint little bistro in the early evening the temperature had changed since we entered. From a balmy 70 initially, (21 to my friends on the other side of the pond) it was now a nippy 62 (17) since the sun…
    - 29 Nov 18, 12:55pm -
  • Good News
    It was a dark and stormy night… Actually that’s not true: it was a beautiful sunny morning but I’ve always wanted to start a post like that! The phone rang and although I didn’t recognize it I answered anyway as it was a local call and I hope…
    - 27 Nov 18, 3:22pm -
  • Fall Out
    Everything in its season. There is no question the world’s a little colder place in the fall. While my friends south of the equator are fast heading towards spring, we in the northern climes are snuggled into fall looking towards the Equinox and wi…
    - 10 Nov 18, 12:15pm -
  • 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 -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • Inclusion Demands Higher Standards
    Of the many misperceptions regarding inclusion, the most common might be the idea that inclusion requires you to lower your standards – inclusion somehow means “anything goes.” Not only is there a healthy does of bias baked into this idea, it i…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 8:38pm -
  • 6 Ways to Accelerate your Diversity & Inclusion Efforts
    I consistently see organizations with unnecessary barriers slowing their D&I efforts down or blocking them altogether. Want to move forward? Here are six opportunities to consider. I will unpack each of these further in following posts: Clarify your…
    - 8 May 18, 1:42pm -
  • Leverage points for change. Where do you focus your efforts?
      I no longer remember where I first came across it, but I have kept some version of the above image in my journal for many years now. It is one of the lenses I apply to clarify my own thinking around what exactly I am doing and whether or not I am…
    - 24 Apr 18, 6:05pm -
  • Radiance
    If ten lamps are in one place, each differs in form from another; yet you can’t distinguish whose radiance is whose when you focus on the light. In the field of spirit there is no division; no individuals exist. Sweet is the oneness of the Friend w…
    - 16 Apr 18, 12:30pm -
  • Mostly self-promotional…
    Hey! Felt like I should probably see if this thing still works! A few things that might be of interest to you… I am working on a series of videos, focused primarily on Inclusion. What is it, why does it matter, how does it happen, why does it not h…
    - 26 Mar 18, 2:43pm -
  • 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…
    - 9 Dec 17, 4:39pm -

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

Women of HR

  • How to Excel as a Young Woman Entering the Workforce Today
    Today, most Americans consider women just as capable of leadership as men. Despite this, there are still a number of barriers that women have to navigate when they strive to advance their career. The glass ceiling continues to be a very real issue, p…
    - 43 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • The “Great Culture” Fallacy
    Organizational Culture. No doubt, it’s a hot topic among HR professionals and business leaders alike.  In a time when the competition for great talent continues to heat up, most seem to agree that having a great company culture is certainly a comp…
    - 50 days ago, 29 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Is Perfectionism Required to Be Successful?
    In a business world often still very male dominated, being a woman can be a challenge. How do women manage the challenges and strive to be successful? Often, it’s by trying to be perfect. We’re taught by culture that perfectionism is supposed to…
    - 23 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • 6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
    - 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
    - 1 Oct 18, 2:34pm -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 28 Aug 18, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

  • newThis week I’m attending the #WorkHuman conference! As a...
    This week I’m attending the #WorkHuman conference! As a #HR professional, this is a key event for me...I’m looking forward to engaging sessions, exciting keynote speakers, and working with business professionals on how to be stronger ethical l…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 12:57pm -
  • In the beginning…..#NYC #streetphotography #TheBronx...
    In the beginning…..#NYC #streetphotography #TheBronx #landscapephotography #Brooklyn #nikonphotography #Queens #portraitphotography #Manhattan #blackandwhitephotography #StatenIsland #what_i_saw_in_nyc #ilovemypatrons #artwillsavemysoul #nyclove…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 9:56am -
  • Welcome to Riverdale. ..#NYC #StreetPhotography #TheBronx...
    Welcome to Riverdale. ..#NYC #StreetPhotography #TheBronx #LandscapePhotography #Brooklyn #NikonPhotography #Queens #PortraitPhotography #Manhattan #BlackandWhitePhotography #StatenIsland #what_i_saw_in_nyc #ilovemypatrons #artwillsavemysoul #nycl…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 9:53am -
  • Snow and ice, unsafe to walk in. Yet it can bebeautiful as...
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Victorio Milian (@creativechaosphotography) on Mar 7, 2019 at 2:47am PSTSnow and ice, unsafe to walk in. Yet it can bebeautiful as well...I’m not a fan of snowfall, esp. here in…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 10:47am -
  • **Print For Sale**..I recently bought frames for some images...
    **Print For Sale**..I recently bought frames for some images of mine. I wanted to see which ones worked best in that format. After some trial and error (along with some feline assistance), I narrowed it down to two...The first is of my amazing…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 10:52am -
  • **New Prints!**..I got the itch to get some test prints...
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Victorio Milian (@creativechaosphotography) on Mar 2, 2019 at 3:30am PST**New Prints!**..I got the itch to get some test prints recently. The ones shown in this video are larger (6 x…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Mar 19, 11:30am -

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…
    - 18 Jul 17, 11:25am -
  • 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…
    - 31 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 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 -…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

Change-Effect

  • new7 tips for my younger self
    I was talking last week to someone about the advice that I wished I’d had as a younger professional, the things that I’ve learnt over the years that if I’d had a mentor or advisor would have been really helpful counsel. Would I have acted on it…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 8:00am -
  • Make work better. For everyone.
    I looked with disgust at a news story last week that showed photos of a very successful UK business man, effectively pawing a young female employee. I’ve written before about power and the interface with inappropriate behaviour and actions. We cann…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 8:00am -
  • The power of language
    The power of language to engage is nothing new to us. It’s why corporations spend millions each year on their advertising and marketing, testing the ways in which certain words resonate or repel their target audiences. A shift of one word in a sent…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 8:00am -
  • You are as you act
    Every day is full of a myriad of choices,  the majority of these are small and seemingly meaningless. Whether you hold open the door for someone that’s coming toward you, or put your hand in your pocket for the person sat on the pavement on your w…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 8:00am -
  • I already know who you are
    A couple of events last week made me reflect on the assumptions that we so often make of others and how in doing so we build narratives that skew our perspective on the world. Every day is filled with multiple interactions that we evaluate with the a…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 8:00am -
  • We need to embrace the truths that hurt
    I’ll start off by explaining why I do the job I do. Simply, I want people to have a better experience of work, to feel safe at work, to be fairly rewarded in exchange for their efforts. You can call it making work better, making work human or any o…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 8:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • Designing a Job-Specific Training Program
    When hired, employees bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to your organization; however, often times there are a few gaps here and there – and of course there is always the learning curve of your business. Training an employee on wha…
    - 2 Aug 18, 8:13pm -
  • The New Kid on the Block: How to Welcome Your New Hire
    Remember the first day of school when you were little? The excitement, the anxiety, the unknown – all the emotions! Starting a new job can elicit the same feelings as we felt on those tender days in grade school…regardless of how old we get. Bein…
    - 17 Jul 18, 6:17pm -
  • Recruitment Benchmarking: Metrics to Consider
    In today’s world, tracking business metrics is essential for leaders to understand where their organizations shine and where they need to improve. Monitoring these metrics on a consistent basis – and turning the results into real-life change –…
    - 22 Jun 18, 5:51pm -
  • Learning Ability: The Key to Hiring Talent for Tomorrow
    When it comes to talent, we tend to think of hiring someone who has a specific list of skills or experience to meet our business needs of TODAY. Hiring someone based on how well his resume matches the job description is a traditional approach and not…
    - 8 Jun 18, 6:51pm -
  • HR & Business Metrics: What Are You Tracking?
    As the value of having real-time data at your fingertips becomes increasingly important, the use of people analytics has evolved from mere project-based initiatives to a more proactive integrated strategy that drives work forward. Instead of operatin…
    - 11 May 18, 9:27pm -
  • How Up-To-Date is Your Employment Application?
    The employment application is a standard document for any recruiting process. Having applicants complete the employment application at the onset of the recruitment phase is important. Equally important is making sure it is up-to-date on the ever-chan…
    - 28 Apr 18, 2:00am -

HR Culture Club

  • Resume Quick Tips

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

Accidental HR

  • Why vulnerability is so important
    It irks me that I am sitting down to write this post so early on in January  because I feel like this should either be a look back on 2018 (summary: professionally productive, personally it sucked eggs) or my goals for 2019 (make it out alive). Howe…
    - 75 days ago, 4 Jan 19, 5:53pm -
  • Speaking Up Now When I Should Have Then
    This post has been sitting in draft mode for quite some time.  There are a number of reasons for this, but the main one was that I was having trouble deciding what I really was hoping to achieve by putting it out there.  Then, every time I thought…
    - 21 Nov 18, 11:00pm -
  • Avoidance
    There is an aspect of every job that we don’t like, some task or responsibility that we always push off because it seems pointless or worse, causes us stress. In the case of those stress-inducing items, there is a really good chance that is somethi…
    - 12 Nov 18, 11:52pm -
  • Thinking about the future in reverse
    It is no secret that I struggle for inspiration to write.  Or is motivation?  Maybe opportunity?  My head is full and I am overflowing with observations, but for some reason it doesn`t make it to my hands. Is it possible to have carpal tunnel that…
    - 13 Feb 18, 11:01am -
  • My expectations for 2018 (and why last year can suck eggs)
    I recently said that 2017 could end any day now because I was done with it.  As if on January 1st everything would re-set and we would be starting fresh.  That would be nice, but the reality is far from that. Last year was one of the most difficult…
    - 16 Jan 18, 1:24pm -
  • The simple act (and gift) of offering help
    I know, it’s been 4 months. Give me a break, if you can wait 11 years between Avatar movies, then surely 4 months isn’t that big of a deal.  Unless you have no intention of seeing Avatar 2…but why wouldn’t you?  You saw all of the Harry Pot…
    - 19 Dec 17, 11:58am -

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 -
  • Lean Learning
    It first happened in 2010 and then everyday thereafter. Emerging from my Master’s Degree in Adult Learning & Global Change and leaning into social media, I couldn’t connect the dots between 40 pages of a training workbook and 140 characters on Tw…
    - 17 May 15, 8:00pm -
  • 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 -

Break the Frame

  • newAre You Ready to Stop Circling the Career Parking Lot?
    More cars were driving around in circles than spaces in the lot. We were I a long line that moved slower than a snail. Each one of us hoped that the next space to open would be ours.  I was in the line first! I was polite and let that person in fron…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 9:30am -
  • The Most Successful Leaders Ask Open-Ended Questions – Do You?
    A few years ago, I went by another name for a couple of weeks, Juror Number One. It was a medical malpractice lawsuit, and I was fascinated by the jury selection process. The quality of their questions determined the mix of people who held the power.…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 9:30am -
  • 15 Compelling Reasons You Shouldn’t Hire a Coach
    Imagine the dinner party conversation. Room full of strangers and everyone is making polite yet slightly boring conversation. Hot topics range from the weather to upcoming holidays to what you do for work. Often, when asked what I do, I’ll say I’…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 10:30am -
  • Help! I’m Afraid I’ll be Hung out to Dry
    This week, I watched a TV show where two employees went to the boss and asked him to intervene with a third employee. They said they were miserable and would do whatever necessary to make it stop.   Later that day, the boss went to speak to the off…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 10:30am -
  • Leadership Tips to Manage the Primacy and Recency Effect
    The restaurant was beautiful. We walked through the grand room of the main restaurant and were escorted to the intimate dining area designed for romance. Between courses, we were encouraged to step outside on the terrace to enjoy the fresh air and th…
    - 36 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 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…
    - 15 May 16, 7:53am -
  • The Importance of *expletive* Intermissions
    It's the Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, and last night we went along to support a friend's show - you know one of those things where it's probably not your cup of tea, but you want to see your people succeed. Well within the first 5 minutes, it was so…
    - 21 Jun 15, 3:54am -
  • You're Better than Samsung
    I will never buy a product that needs to shit on the competition to advertise itself.That's probably why I find Samsung phones unattractive.And why I change the channel every time this Ford Territory MkII ad comes on:It just makes me cringe at all th…
    - 15 Mar 15, 10:49am -
  • Be The Asshole Who Says It
    Those special relationships at work aren't doing anyone favours.Think of that team mate that's really liked, but needs extra guidance with 'careful cotton gloves'- they're not getting the real picture. And that respected colleague who can't print a d…
    - 27 Feb 15, 3:26pm -
  • Weed
    It’s spring, and although everything is green, I was surprised that when I actually looked at the garden, a huge amount of weeds have sprung up. It was a good reminder that in times of growth, we have to be really on guard about what’s establishi…
    - 14 Oct 14, 12:38pm -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • Human Performance Deserves More Than a Review
    2110730000010Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored blog post. I will or have received compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services, and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statemen…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 10:06pm -
  • The Game of Supremacy Chess
    010051000010 Have you ever won or enjoyed playing a game where the rules were not explained to you? Let’s try this another way, have you ever enjoyed a game where the people you were playing with started switching up the rules midgame leaving you a…
    - 41 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 5:52pm -
  • The Audacity of No Rebuttal
    110121101121  I am no stranger to a good debate. In fact, I quite enjoy a healthy conversation comprised of fact, experience and well-placed opinion every once and again. The operative word here is healthy and by healthy I mean all parties in the de…
    - 45 days ago, 3 Feb 19, 1:00pm -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter : Let’s Separate For Peace Sake
    040040000310As I continue on my journey of life, I find the one thing I consistently seek is peace. I enjoy peace in my relationships, peace of mind, peace in matters of the heart, and just general equilibrium as much as possible with most things in…
    - 55 days ago, 24 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • 10 Perspectives to Digest for 2019
    110050000030We are entering the last year of the 2010s. One year from 2020, a year painted as the poster child of human advancement and something of a sci-fi fantasy. From all I can tell, we haven’t exactly accelerated into a Jetson reality of flyi…
    - 78 days ago, 1 Jan 19, 1:00pm -
  • #Unleash18 Solve For Happiness, Change The World with Mo Gawdat
    110010000031 “If we get AI right it is the last frontier for humanity. Everything beyond AI will invent and create on our behalf beyond that.” ~Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer of Google X How does this statement sit with you? Right now,…
    - 24 May 18, 6:24pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Understanding Toxic Cultures
    I had a whirlwind week, and a highlight was facilitating a fantastic panel discussion on toxic cultures at the Conference Board of Canada’s Corporate Culture Conference. This is a topic I’ve been asked to speak about a lot in the last year, and i…
    - 45 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 3:05am -
  • Drowning in the Daily Grind
    Like a lot of people, I just read ‘How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation’, an article by Anne Helen Petersen. If you haven’t read it yet I urge you to do so. It’s excellent and touches on a web of issues facing today’s workforce. Wh…
    - 73 days ago, 7 Jan 19, 3:13am -
  • 2018 Writing Reflections
    Welcome to 2019! I didn’t plan to write or publish this 2018 reflection on blogging, but I got up today and that’s what happened… I think this is a good annual practice for me to get into in order to think about the year in review and the year…
    - 78 days ago, 1 Jan 19, 4:52pm -
  • What the People I Learned From in 2018 Learned in 2018
    Well, it looks like we made it. 2018 is moving into our rearview mirror and I’ll bet I’m not the only one with mixed feelings about that. This year was turbulent, both generally and personally. I left a beloved team, made the leap into independen…
    - 81 days ago, 29 Dec 18, 3:41am -
  • Concept Creep & the Buzzword Arms Race
    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” — Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the words we use for important ideas about work ‘diffuse’ over time, and all the pr…
    - 3 Dec 18, 3:19am -
  • The Space Between
    “…complexity is about how things connect far more than what the things are.”  – Dave Snowden I crashed my brain in August. In the same way that my computer gets slower and slower as I accumulate more and more open tabs, I was finally left wi…
    - 26 Nov 18, 3:15am -

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 Lean HR – beïnvloeden en veranderen van cultuur
    Jekiel behandelt in het boek ‘Lean Human Resources’ het herontwerp van HR-processen voor een cultuur van continue verbetering. Het boek is onderverdeeld in zes delen en in het derde deel wordt het volgende beschreven: de aspecten van cultuurveran…
    - 23 Aug 18, 7:00pm -
  • Visie op Lean HR – hervorming van HR
    Jekiel behandelt in het boek ‘Lean Human Resources’ het herontwerp van HR-processen voor een cultuur van continue verbetering. Het boek is onderverdeeld in zes delen en in het tweede deel wordt het volgende beschreven: een stappenplan voor de her…
    - 31 Jul 18, 6:00pm -
  • Visie op Lean HR – voorkom verspilling talent en mislukken cultuurverandering
    Jekiel behandelt in het boek ‘Lean Human Resources’ het herontwerp van HR-processen voor een cultuur van continue verbetering. Het boek is onderverdeeld in zes delen en in het eerste deel wordt het volgende beschreven: de verspilling van talent e…
    - 21 Jul 18, 1:18pm -
  • Vision of Lean (Six Sigma) HR
    Lay gives a short explanation of the Lean philosophy and its evolution in the book ‘Lean HR’. Then a collection of easy-to-use tools is treated to find and analyze improvement projects.  A structured approach is offered to reduce waste in your…
    - 25 Apr 18, 7:01pm -
  • Visie op Lean (Six Sigma) HR
    Lay geeft in het boek ‘Lean HR‘ een korte uiteenzetting van de Lean filosofie en de evolutie ervan. Vervolgens wordt een verzameling van eenvoudig te gebruiken tools behandeld om verbeterprojecten te vinden en te analyseren. Hierbij wordt een ges…
    - 11 Apr 18, 7:42pm -
  • Vision of Agile HR
    In the book ‘Agile HR’ Boskma, Buizer, van de Hoef, Peters and Zelen discuss the (un)missable rol of HR in agile organizations. The central question in the book is: How do you design an organization and the associated HR-function in such a way th…
    - 17 Mar 18, 8:07am -

HR Bartender

  • new11 Tips for SHRM Annual Conference Attendees – #SHRM19
    SHRM Annual Conference attendees are always in for a treat. Here are 11 tips to help you get the most out of your conference experience.The post 11 Tips for SHRM Annual Conference Attendees – #SHRM19 appeared first on hr bartender.
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  • Social Media Background Checks: Are They Okay – Ask #HR Bartender
    Social media background checks are a regular part of recruiting. Attorney Heather Bussing shares her thoughts on using social media as part of a background check.The post Social Media Background Checks: Are They Okay – Ask #HR Bartender appeared f…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 8:57am -
  • Organizational Leaders Must Understand Their Workforce – Friday Distraction
    Leaders need to be empathetic and understand their workforce. Kronos shows us employee engagement is about building a positive environment.The post Organizational Leaders Must Understand Their Workforce – Friday Distraction appeared first on hr ba…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 8:57am -
  • 3 Tools to Help You Manage Your Digital Life
    Digital life refers to how we interact with our technology in our daily lives. Here are 3 tools that can help you manage your digital life.The post 3 Tools to Help You Manage Your Digital Life appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 8:57am -
  • How to Get Your First Job In Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender
    Human Resources can be a fun, challenging and rewarding career. SHRM board member Steve Browne shares his tips for starting a career in HR.The post How to Get Your First Job In Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 8:57am -
  • Hold Managers Accountable For Developing Talent
    Talent development is a foundational element of business success. Managers should develop their people and make it part of performance expectations.The post Hold Managers Accountable For Developing Talent appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 10 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

  • newHoly Shift
    You have a holy shift in your story. It happened when you realized you still had room to grow and more to learn. Humility and humiliation: “We learn about humility through humiliation.” Bill… Continue reading →
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 11:00am -
  • newMotivation to Televise Your Colonoscopy
    Last year, Katie Couric convinced Jimmy Kimmel to televise his first colonoscopy. In 2000, Katie televised her own. What motivates a person to have a colonoscopy on national television? The answer is pain.… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 11:32am -
  • newThe Shamrock System – Plus, Minus, and Equal
    Frank Shamrock is one of the most successful mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of all time. He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990s by the Wrestling Observer. The Shamrock development… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 11:50am -
  • How to Knock a Box off a Stool with a Cookie
    In a recent workshop, I invited a participant to knock a small box off a stool using a cookie. She stood with her back to the stool and tossed the cookie over her… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 12:44pm -
  • Three Principles that Explain Authentic Decision-Making
    You can’t make a good decision until you know who you are. Decisions based on someone else’s values are dissatisfying and ineffective. 3 principles that explain authentic decision-making: #1. Identity tells you what… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 11:40am -
  • 7 Secrets Remarkable Leaders Embrace that Average Leaders Neglect
    32,294 is the number of points it took for LeBron James to pass Michael Jordan on the N.B.A.’s top scorers list. It happened on March 6, 2019.* Lebron is now #4 on the… Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 11:00am -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

LebHR

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

HR Observations

  • On Vacation
    I am taking a break from blogging for the next several weeks. I am on a much-needed vacation. Thank you for your understanding.
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 11:45am -
  • Motivated Employees and Where to Find Them
    Today’s blog is a guest post.  Sometimes companies take that “we are a customer-centric business” mantra so seriously that they either neglect their employees or they fail to grasp their role in their brand’s success. While it’s commendabl…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 11:45am -
  • The USDOL releases new salary requirements to maintain exempt status
    On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor released the long-awaited adjustment to the salary level that is the first hurdle to claiming an employee is exempt from being paid overtime. This movement toward a new salary level began in the…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 11:45am -
  • A lesson in overtime pay
    Two employers learned a lesson in understanding the rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA requires that non-exempt employees receive overtime pay based on their “regular of pay”. Unfortunately, many employers don’t understand that ter…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 3:02pm -
  • USDOL announces a new compliance tool
      The U.S. Department of Labor is definitely trying to be more helpful to employers. They have released a new compliance tool that will make it easier for employers to determine if they are doing the right things when it comes to overtime, proper p…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 12:45pm -
  • Finding workers from Generation Z
    When you talk to older HR people and executives about the workers in the upcoming generation of workers, those known as Generation Z, the assumption is that you will need some high tech, whizbang, method to reach these workers who have been connected…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 12:45pm -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • Thoughts for 2019
    It's been a week and a day since 2019 started. I have mostly been hibernating metaphorically. Mostly because the whole greeting everyone "Happy New year" feels not-quite-genuine Resolutions are also not my style.However, I have been reading and rumin…
    - 71 days ago, 8 Jan 19, 10:02pm -
  • Reflecting back on 2018
    I learned a lot about myself this year.. mostly about what I failed at.. and my weaknesses. Thankful to those who chose to forgive me. In 2018 I became a real orphan.. My mother passed away in June.. And I have been shunned by my extended family..I t…
    - 13 Jul 18, 5:24am -
  • Listed as No. 2 #SocialMedia Influencer in India by @SHRMIndia at #SHRMTech18
    I couldn't make it to SHRMTech conference this year which started yesterday and will end today.However was pleased to know when my fellow BlogSquad members told me that I was number 2 in the list of Top 30 social media influencers in #HR.Abhijit Bhad…
    - 27 Apr 18, 4:59am -
  • Future of Jobs, #FutureOfWork in the age of #ArtificialIntelligence, Gig-economy - The #India perspective
    “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future” – goes a Danish quote. One routinely sees the fallacy of predictions even by experts. That’s because we overestimate the quantum of change in the short term, but under-estimat…
    - 4 Jan 18, 6:15am -
  • Happy New Year wishes to all of you
    As 2017 draws to a close, here's wishing all of you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year.May 2018 bring you meaningful and purposeful work, continued love of your close ones, and lots of new learnings!If you want to talk to me about a story or a…
    - 27 Dec 17, 8:20am -
  • Chatbots, AI, HR Tech - quoted in this article by @toymango in Economic Times
    My friend Tanmoy Goswami was working on an article on chatbots and AI and reached out to me about the earlier wave of HR technology (which we called ESN, Enterprise 2.0 etc)Tech-enabled engagement platforms have a patchy history. Before bots, there w…
    - 20 Dec 17, 8:00am -

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

Upstart HR

  • newWe’re Only Human 53: How to Partner with Your Talent Analytics Team
    Organizations that have analytics talent, whether it’s a dedicated team or just a single data-loving person within the HR function, often struggle with how to leverage the expertise they bring to the table. In today’s discussion, Ben interviews t…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 1:05pm -
  • Talent Mobility: How to Get Line Managers On Board
    In the last few years, it seems like I’ve become the expert on internal talent mobility (the process of moving people inside the organization via promotions, transfers, etc.). I’ve published multiple pieces on the topic, written several white pap…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 2:51pm -
  • We’re Only Human 52: The Top 3 HR Tech Implementation Mistakes
    Okay, you’ve selected your HR tech solution. You’ve signed the paperwork. Now it’s time for implementation–are you ready?  Technology implementations, regardless of whether you’re using Oracle, SAP, Workday, or someone else, are challengin…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 2:39pm -
  • Why Do Companies Pay Cost of Living, Not What the Job is Worth? [Reader Question]
    Another reader question today, this time on compensation. If you have questions you can always email ben@upstarthr.com and we’ll fit it into the queue if possible! Why do companies pay employees by cost of living of the city/country that the employ…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 1:02pm -
  • 6 Surefire Strategies to Recognize Remote Employees
    Remote employees are becoming more and more common in the modern workplace. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly a quarter of US employees do some or all of their work from home. While the trend is positive across virtually al…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 9:30pm -
  • We’re Only Human 51: IBM #Think2019 with Special Guest Madeline Laurano
    Last week Ben and his closest 40,000 friends visited San Francisco for the 2019 IBM Think Conference. The event, despite the rainy weather, was a smashing success. HR Track sessions were standing room only and the customer panels, featuring world lea…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 12:08pm -

In Full Bloom

  • A Bloom’s Christmas: Retail Inventory Management
    Blooms Camera Ad Circa 1950 There are times when I really hate being a grownup, when I’d like nothing better than to be the child I never was. When your Mom dies before your sixth birthday, you grow up fast. And when your Jewish family’s economic…
    - 87 days ago, 24 Dec 18, 2:42am -
  • The Cavalry Isn’t Coming: “We The People” Are Our Only Defense
    There was always the moment, in those old Westerns, when the settler families, perhaps led by John Wayne, realized that the Cavalry weren’t going to get there in time to save them from the outlaw gang which was intent on raping their women, stealin…
    - 11 Jul 18, 11:43pm -
  • We Cannot Be Paralyzed By Our Fears!
    I cried myself to sleep last night, more discouraged about America than I could ever remember. We worked so hard to get to an enviable place in our pursuit of that more perfect union, to a level of human and civil rights, of social justice and the ru…
    - 28 Jun 18, 9:05pm -
  • Conference Attendee Tips — Illustrated Journaling, Golden Age mysteries, Boat Shows and More
    Naomi & Cousin Ronni Circa 1950 Yes, I’m retired, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped learning — or attending conferences. Whether it’s the annual Florida Watercolor Society convention, and Urban Sketchers event, Emily’s List conferen…
    - 13 Jun 18, 2:18am -
  • Suicide Leaves Indelible Scars: Remembering Joey Shapiro
    Remembering Joey Shapiro Anthony Bourdain’s suicide and all the related tributes, personal introspections, lamentations and analysis have really upset me, and not because I feel his loss personally. Not being a foodie, I didn’t even know who he w…
    - 9 Jun 18, 6:49pm -
  • Life Explained: A 3-Legged Stool
    I’ve never understood people who take full credit for their accomplishments, as though getting top grades, running the fastest mile, being the most productive developer on the team, exceeding sales targets or alphabetizing by author and within genr…
    - 1 Jun 18, 1:31am -

HR Success Guide

  • How to Improve Staff Engagement in the Legal Industry
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    - 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 -

Thinking About Learning

  • Is there a right way to express appreciation?
    It’s an odd question isn’t it? It’s something that has occurred to me several times and it happens frequently enough. People trying to express appreciation for something and feeling they have to add in a bit of “constructive criticism” for…
    - 57 days ago, 22 Jan 19, 7:38am -
  • What’s the difference between using digital tech for learning and personal consumption?
    Leading on from yesterday’s blog post, Myles Runham asked the above question. My assertion was that …consuming digital for personal purposes is fundamentally different to consuming digital for learning purposes. It comes down to the way we use di…
    - 64 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 7:16am -
  • Just how important are digital skills for L&D?
    The skill set needed by L&D is ever-growing. The traditional skills of being able to design performance enhancing courses/workshops/programmes is still very much needed, as is the need for high quality delivery and facilitation in-person. Anyone who…
    - 65 days ago, 14 Jan 19, 9:50am -
  • Facilitating a product/project review
    This week I facilitated a product review and thought it might be helpful to share the process I went through and my learnings and experience. A product review is where you take the time to systematically review what’s happening with a product, use…
    - 68 days ago, 11 Jan 19, 8:42am -
  • What I’ve learned about facilitation
    The art and skill of facilitation for me has been one of the core skills I’ve developed in my time as an L&Der. When I look back over the years, there have been several moments when I’ve known that facilitation as an enabler is a highly powerful…
    - 15 Nov 18, 7:26am -
  • Higher expectations of L&D vendors
    In a LinkedIn post yesterday, Sheridan Webb wrote an article about her perceptions of how “L&D” have unhelpful attitudes towards “trainers”. It’s a good thinking piece. I value good writing about what we do as a profession and oftentimes we…
    - 24 Oct 18, 6:46am -

T Recs

  • 8 Ways to Improve Hiring and Retention
    Almost every piece of research covering the priorities of business leaders and senior HR professionals will conclude that recruiting and retaining the people they need is the top priority and main challenge. Research covering aspirations of employees…
    - 23 Oct 18, 10:52am -
  • Under New Management
    This weekend sees the start of the new Premier League football season and I, for one, can’t wait. Regular readers will know that I’m an Arsenal fan, who’s been following them home and away since my early teens. But this weekend is a little more…
    - 10 Aug 18, 7:40am -
  • Thoughts From Jobseekers on How Work is Changing
    It seems that barely an hour passes on digital communication channels without predictions, opinions and discussions appearing about the future of work. Those last three words alone now appear on bios and as individual specialisms. The battle is often…
    - 9 Aug 18, 2:05pm -
  • Technology, People, Recruitment and The Tipping Point
    The recruitment ecosystem is constantly shifting shapes and dynamics, and ameliorating in new and different ways. Technology is driving much of this. The simple days of agencies, internal and advertising platforms (be they print or digital) have chan…
    - 4 Jun 18, 4:12pm -
  • Be Courageous, Be Human, #WorkHuman
    Do the internal systems and structures within your company work against people reporting harassment or bullying, or are there ‘safe spaces’ or non-judgmental support for those who need to tell their story? Can HR create these? And if not, then is…
    - 10 Apr 18, 8:16am -
  • 3 Things about Digital Transformation
    October is traditionally HR technology month.  2 major conferences with accompanying expos, and chances to see what new functionalities the major companies have lined up, as well as some of the newer, start-up tech businesses. For all the bright shi…
    - 23 Oct 17, 6:51am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

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

HR Remix

  • Don’t Let Someone Else Tell Your Story
    New leaders have a short amount of time to tell their story. Leaders are brought in under a number of circumstances – sometimes its a simple transition from one job to the next and other times its because something needs to be “fixed.” Regardle…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 12:01pm -
  • Save Your Sanity This Year
    For many of us its goal setting time and that means some of us will get overly ambitious and set close-to-impossible goals for this new year (its possible I have experience in this area). Most of us don’t set these goals because we want to fail. Mo…
    - 43 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 11:30am -
  • Why I Write & Speak Outside of Work
    A few weeks ago I spoke at Disrupt HR Detroit about how to make work suck less. It was 5 minutes, 20 slides and a little nerve wracking but I left exhilarated – I challenged myself, met new people and learned a lot. Did my company pay me to go...T…
    - 15 Oct 18, 11:45am -
  • How Do We Get the Important Work Done?
    In our last two posts we talked about how organizations play a big role in helping people focus on the important work; the work that moves organizations forward. However, you, as a leader or individual contributor also play a huge role in your abili…
    - 25 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Carnival of HR – Your Break From The Summer Heat
    Yowza! It is blazing hot here in Ohio this summer! We are on week two without rain…and when you live near Lake Erie that is definitely something to celebrate! Some take a look at the heat wave and complain but I embrace the heat. I soak it up with…
    - 18 Jul 18, 12:30pm -
  • How Do We Build Organizations That Support Important Work?
      This is the second in a three-part series about the time management problem, which I see as a problem finding time to do important work – work that moves the organization and its people forward. I’m not interested in the same recycled advice,…
    - 10 Jul 18, 11:30am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • Welcome people well – then tell me
    Synopsis: a short request for a practical change in language. Easy to make happen. Change ‘onboarding’ to ‘welcome’ then let me know. In 2017 I wrote that there must be a better name for the process of welcoming someone to an organisation tha…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 7:53am -
  • Unlimited Annual Leave
    Contents: a short blog on why we need to keep a focus on the substance of what matters to people I was on 5Live a couple of weeks ago talking about unlimited annual leave. When you give a radio interview broadly you get to answer the questions and th…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 7:50am -
  • The Thought Terminating Clichés of Work
    Content: a reflection on thought terminating clichés in work – with an explanation from Wikipedia up front I had the delight of learning a new term recently. “A thought-terminating cliché is a commonly used phrase, sometimes passing as folk wis…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 8:19am -
  • Leading is tough…
    On January 2nd a well fed version of me plopped down at my desk full of good intentions. And before I got to answering emails and walking about wishing people New Year I took some time out to think about accountability, collaboration and trust. Befor…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 7:35am -
  • The breakable laws of HR
    A few months ago I was asked to speak at the graduation ceremony for a group of Civil Service Fast Stream folk. It got me thinking as to what things I believe about HR. One of them is about the importance of context – so I call these things breakab…
    - 58 days ago, 21 Jan 19, 8:03am -
  • Your Guru lied
    One of the most pernicious, sanctimonious and unhelpful lies told on conference stages and in books is that you have to look after your people and customers to be a success. You’ve been told it many times – that if you don’t do these things the…
    - 93 days ago, 17 Dec 18, 7:44am -

Leadership Freak

  • newHoly Shift
    You have a holy shift in your story. It happened when you realized you still had room to grow and more to learn. Humility and humiliation: “We learn about humility through humiliation.” Bill… Continue reading →
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 11:00am -
  • newMotivation to Televise Your Colonoscopy
    Last year, Katie Couric convinced Jimmy Kimmel to televise his first colonoscopy. In 2000, Katie televised her own. What motivates a person to have a colonoscopy on national television? The answer is pain.… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 19 Mar 19, 11:32am -
  • newThe Shamrock System – Plus, Minus, and Equal
    Frank Shamrock is one of the most successful mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of all time. He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990s by the Wrestling Observer. The Shamrock development… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 11:50am -
  • How to Knock a Box off a Stool with a Cookie
    In a recent workshop, I invited a participant to knock a small box off a stool using a cookie. She stood with her back to the stool and tossed the cookie over her… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 12:44pm -
  • Three Principles that Explain Authentic Decision-Making
    You can’t make a good decision until you know who you are. Decisions based on someone else’s values are dissatisfying and ineffective. 3 principles that explain authentic decision-making: #1. Identity tells you what… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 11:40am -
  • 7 Secrets Remarkable Leaders Embrace that Average Leaders Neglect
    32,294 is the number of points it took for LeBron James to pass Michael Jordan on the N.B.A.’s top scorers list. It happened on March 6, 2019.* Lebron is now #4 on the… Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 11:00am -

Three Star Leadership

  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 3/19/19
    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, 19 Mar 19, 6:00pm -
  • newWhat I’m Reading Now: The Leader Habit
    I’m reading The Leader Habit: Master the Skills You Need to Lead – In Just Minutes A Day by Martin Lanik because it’s about two subjects I read and write about: leadership and habits. Plus, reviewers I respect...
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 6:00pm -
  • newBoss’s Tip of the Week: Find your common interests
    The odds are that you share at least one common interest with everyone on your team. Find out what it is for each person and having non-business conversations will be easy. Here’s a hint. The best way to find out...
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 5:20pm -
  • Weekend Leadership Reading: 3/15/19
    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, 15 Mar 19, 6:00pm -
  • Leadership: A Turing Test for Bosses
    Alan Turing made many contributions to the Allied effort in World War II and to the many fields that have coalesced into computer science. He’s best known among laypeople like me for his “Turing Test,”...
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 6:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • newWould your employees hire you?
    I enjoy a good conference, and I especially enjoy a good speaker who is reinforcing things I agree with in a room full of thousands of people. I realize that means I’m participating in a self-serving conference experience and not necessarily someth…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 4:20pm -
  • After interview thank you note advice:
    Recently I called on some of my pals to help me navigate a question… What makes a thank you note from a candidate stand out after an interview. Check out what some of the best business professionals had to say below and let us know if you would add…
    - 36 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 4:21pm -
  • Don’t do it tomorrow
    Why do it tomorrow when you can do it today? Time management has been my biggest challenge over the last couple of months. I thought after giving up some of my volunteer roles I would have all this free time, but that hasn’t exactly happened. I don…
    - 46 days ago, 3 Feb 19, 2:53am -
  • Don’t underestimate boundaries
    Boundaries at work/with work are good for you. You can love your work and have boundaries. I’d argue that having boundaries can make it easier to love your work. Boundaries at work can look like saying no to projects you know you don’t have the b…
    - 47 days ago, 2 Feb 19, 2:34am -
  • Who do you really support?
    The most important career lesson I ever learned was to understand the business. There seems to be a lot of back and forth about HR being business professionals/or not being business professionals. In my opinion the easiest way to win this discussion…
    - 48 days ago, 1 Feb 19, 2:36am -
  • Dig out the root
    When I was in elementary school one of my chores was to pull weeds in the yard. I didn’t really like that chore much. Day after day I would pull up dandelions out of the yard only to find two or three times as many the next day. If you don’t get…
    - 49 days ago, 31 Jan 19, 12:58am -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • Recognizing Red Flags
    As the practice of  Employee Recognition takes a more-strategic organizational purpose, initiative expansion and platform consolidation are guiding course adjustment. Pats on the back are only one part of a larger Employee Value Proposition (EVP), s…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 8:03pm -
  • Career Utopia on Your Terms
    I'm in a wonderful spot in my career where people (old and young) are looking to me for career advice. My consulting does not waiver from one generation to another, I just happen to be the man in the middle. I have learned a lot of lessons from my ti…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 8:48pm -
  • Human Resources in the Social Enterprise
    The world  of Human Resources is not often affiliated with snap decisions. HR Professionals are well-thought-out and change tends to happen by committee. Any given workforce would look upon such strategic alchemy with appreciation, however, the HR B…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 4:47pm -
  • 2019 Employee Engagement Trends
    Last week BI Worldwide published the Employee Engagement trends that will impact programs this calendar year. The results rectify program initiatives that continue to entice participation. There are also a few new trends that are taking intrigue to a…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 7:49pm -
  • Systematic EVP
    We've reviewed the trajectory of Workforce planning for ages: Employee Recognition gave way to Employee Engagement which is now being called Employee Experience. These phrases more-closely resemble buzz words but there is a distinction to be made in…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 8:46pm -
  • Drive
    I am always humbled by reminders that nothing in life is of insurmountable importance. It comes in song, laughter overheard and the rare occasion to drive on the open road.We are reminded of life's simple pleasures when we hear the voice of a familia…
    - 43 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 2:28pm -

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

  • newCherry Blossom
    On the first day of spring
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 6:49am -
  • That Is What It Was : This Is What It Is
    I’m in Minden, a fascinating historic town in the North Rhine Westphalia region of Germany. The main reason for my visit is to take part in an art exhibition as part of a cultural festival celebrating the relationships Minden has with its twin town…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 2:19pm -
  • In The Fullness of Time
    Be curious. Start something. Keep going.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 4:32pm -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

  • What's New in HR for Illinois Employers?
    By Donna Rogers Skowronski, M.Ed., SPHR, SHRM-SCP via www.RogersHR.comNow – already required in your workplaces New IL Poster required due to ISSERRA change as of 1/1/19.IL Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act requires employers to allow breaks as…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 8:11pm -
  • Employer Changes in Illinois: 300 Days Plus New POSTER
    The following are a couple employment related changes all business owners and human resources professionals in Illinois should be aware of.DOCUMENTATION RECOMMENDEDEmployees of any Illinois employer now have a much longer time frame to bring a compla…
    - 10 Oct 18, 4:52pm -
  • Top HR Podcasts Chosen for HR Student Review
    Since 2011, I have incorporated a social learning aspect to my HRM and Strategic HRM course.  The graduate students get to chose while the undergraduates are assigned a specific podcast to listen to each week.  Over the years, I have incorporated b…
    - 27 Aug 18, 2:03am -
  • HR Assessment Risk Summary
    In summarizing the potential for risk in the human resources and personnel practices of organizations visited over the past few years, the highest risk of audits, investigations, grievances and the resulting potential for penalties, fines and legal c…
    - 28 Jun 18, 10:58pm -
  • Talking HR with Brian Pierce from WMAY
    This morning I had a chance to talk with Brian Pierce from WMAY as a member of Local First Springfield. We talked about ice cream, management coaching, hiring and retaining employees and more.  Have a listen!Listen to "Rogers HR Consulting - 6/15/18…
    - 15 Jun 18, 9:12pm -
  • Social Learning Platforms in the Classroom?
    Yes, social learning platforms are in my classrooms (face-to-face, blended, and online) and have been part of my teaching methodology since 2011 or so.  I personally got online around 2008 not too long after social media started getting popular amon…
    - 10 Apr 18, 2:03am -

Rollercoaster HR

  • Radical Mutuality
    The first time I read the term “radical mutuality” I became giddy. I was reading a piece my boss shared with our team, A Nation of Weavers, written by David Brooks of the New York Times when that term entered … Continue reading →
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 1:01pm -
  • Good teams
    For the 1st time in my nearly six years as the HR Director in our local school district, I have the opportunity to hire someone onto my own team. This is prompted by the retirement of one of my team … Continue reading →
    - 22 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 12:41pm -
  • A love letter, of sorts, to @SHRM
    This is a post that has been lingering in both my mind and on my hard drive for while. While there is certainly some love spoken about, pain and emptiness are part of this story too. I believe the reason … Continue reading →
    - 30 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 1:16pm -
  • 10 Percent
    In my world, so far, 2019 hasn’t been a year worth savoring or celebrating. The combination of crappy winter weather (otherwise known as living in SW Michigan!), the sudden death of a valued colleague because of the winter weather, and … Continue…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 11:36am -
  • Inspiration can be anywhere
    Inspiration can be defined as the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. It’s said that Salvador Dali found inspiration for his famous painting The Persistence of Memory by seeing melting…
    - 63 days ago, 16 Jan 19, 11:59am -
  • The Path Ahead
    The last 3 weeks have been nice ones in the Galin household. While the holidays with its expected hustle and bustle added joy, it was especially nice having my oldest home again after he completed his 1st semester at college. … Continue reading →
    - 72 days ago, 7 Jan 19, 2:20pm -

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 -