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  • new7 Ways Managers Can Build Trust in the Workplace
    How many people trust their managers? A recent study by Edelman found that one in three employees don’t trust their employer. Another study by EY found that number to be even lower, with only 46% having trust in their organization, and 49% in their…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 5:17pm -
  • newVR Dominated ComiCon, Is the Workplace Next?
    Monday night I stumbled out of Toronto’s Pearson Airport, making my shambling way home after five days of interviews, previews, FunkoPop Toys and cosplay at San Diego ComiCon. Although I attended as press and took advantage of the press room and s…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 3:31pm -
  • newEp 90 – What Workplace Issues Matter to the RNC & DNC?
    You might be surprised to know that this year is an election year and that last week was the Republican National Convention. On Monday, 1.6 million tweets were sent by 449,000 people in the US about the first night of the RNC and 9,900 tweets were se…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 5:17pm -
  • newWhat Does the Future Hold for the New College Graduate?
    I read an article the other day written by Lana Payne, the Atlantic Region director for Unifor, the largest private sector union in Canada. She was bemoaning the future of Canadian college graduates. In her opinion it is not a rosy one. That article…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 2:22pm -
  • Elizabeth Warren Called Out the Gig Economy at the DNC
    In her keynote address to the DNC Monday night in Philadelphia, Senator Elizabeth Warren took on the American economy and specifically called out the gig economy for creating opportunities for workers, but also making it harder for them to access th…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 5:39pm -
  • Why Sourcing Is the Red-Headed Step Child of Recruiting
    There have been times in my career that I’ve said recruiting is based on gut feelings and intuition. It’s that good feeling or bad one that you get when you are interviewing with a candidate. Unfortunately these instincts no matter how clear not…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 2:17pm -
  • Utilizing Recruitment Metrics is the key to Your Ultimate Candidate Attraction
    Even in our 21st century, data driven world, too many talent management strategies are governed by gut feelings and standard operating procedures that have been around since the middle of last century. Nine of ten respondents to a recent Salesforce M…
    - 20 Oct 15, 2:00pm -
  • How to Calculate Employee Turnover
    In a perfect world, your recruiting would net you the perfect candidates. They would develop into valuable employees, and separations would happen at the end of a productive and successful career. In today’s more fluid workplace, this rarely happen…
    - 8 Oct 15, 1:00pm -
  • Why is a Landing Page key to Great Recruiting & Hiring
    The benefits of a well designed Landing Page As a recruiter you can understand the heartbreak of the job seeker who finds that just right job opening only to find that the posting was outdated and leads to a “failure to find” message. You share t…
    - 8 Sep 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to Use SEO Best Practices to Deepen Your Talent Pool
    SEO, like so many buzzwords on the interwebs, gets thrown around a lot, almost to the point that it loses its meaning. Search Engine Optimization can be a tricky concept to nail down, between changing trends in search and changes to the search algori…
    - 1 Sep 15, 1:00pm -
  • 10 Great Landing Page Examples in Recruiting & Hiring
    Why a Great Landing Page is Important. When it comes to career and job posting landing pages, not all companies are equal, in fact, some are just down right dreadful. I’ve collected a list of ten great career pages and we’re going to tell you why…
    - 25 Aug 15, 1:00pm -
  • 19 Best Free Job Boards Recruiters Can Use Today
    Advantages of Free Job Boards When it comes to job boards, there are several of them out there.   In this article we look at some of the best free job boards.   Not every job board is free, especially to a recruiter.   If your looking to maximiz…
    - 18 Aug 15, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Ways to Quit Stealing Blog Content
    If you are receiving this blog from me, it’s likely that instead of calling you out, I’m politely suggesting that you remove my original content that has been copied and pasted onto your site. In short, I’m tired of your shit. I appreciate that…
    - 21 Jan 15, 8:19pm -
  • I’ve Fallen Out of Love with Twitter
    For the last 6 years, Twitter has been the glue that has held my community together. It has facilitated client relationships, business opportunities and even introduced me to best friends. Twitter has been the secret sauce that has catapulted my blog…
    - 29 Sep 14, 2:35am -
  • The Why Behind HR Technology’s Hype Cycle
    I’ve been giving a lot of thought these days to the adoption speed or lack there of when it comes to human resources technology. In trying to explain the cycle, I’ve taken a page from Gartner and how the cycle moves. Adoption is often very slow w…
    - 20 May 14, 11:17am -
  • How to Sell to HR: Current Advertising & Marketing Trends
    The human capital and HR industry is a hard nut to crack. It’s an elitist and exclusive female dominated bunch. The men in the industry likely came from the recruiting or operations side of the house. Outsiders are viewed skeptically particularly t…
    - 19 Feb 14, 8:25pm -
  • Your Company Careers Page is the Heart of Your Employment Brand
    Not too long ago, I wrote about the 9 channels of employment branding. Employment branding is one piece of your overall recruitment strategy. It is the most strategic part of your recruiting plans and activities. Employment branding incorporates trad…
    - 12 Feb 14, 3:52pm -
  • The Difference Between an HR Business Partner & Just HR
    Human Resources. HR. It’s an industry that is elusive in understanding to many including your CEO, hiring manager or employees. Just exactly who is HR and what do they do for your business, compliance and for the employee? I’ve often said that HR…
    - 5 Feb 14, 2:17pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • HR needs to Chop Wood; Carry Water
    Some days just are awful.  I mean really awful. You hear of a team member’s passing.  You become overwhelmed with workload.  A good friend disappoints and rejects you. Your husband leaves you.  Your wife doesn’t trust you. You learn you have…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 2:00pm -
  • Your Best HR strategy: Give Up Being Proactive
    I’ve been in Sr. HR for sometime.  I’ve sat in countless strategy sessions.  Something I’ve noticed most execs (including HR) state emphatically is the need to be proactive.  Some even pine for proactivity, treating their inability to wrap…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 16, 2:14pm -
  • What I Learned On My Summer Vacation
      Me, my husband and 15 friends vacationed in St. George Island, Florida, for a week.  Here is what I learned: Making time for life-long best friends is a non-negotiable I like being called Aunt Dawn Kids really do amazing things.  Give 6 kids an…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 2:00pm -
  • Worst Open Enrollment Ever: 10 Sure-Fire Steps To Disaster
    Life is full of hot messes. Honey Boo-Boo. Orange “circus peanuts.” Shia LaBouf. Black licorice. Gary Busey. The list goes on and on…. But when you’re in HR, just about nothing feels more disastrous than a bad benefits open enrollment. So ju…
    - 66 days ago, 24 May 16, 11:57am -
  • Deliberately Disrupt Your Comfort Zone
    “I gotta go through the fire and brace the flame, let it burn real deep to get over the pain, I gotta break through.  I gotta break through.”  —My girl, Mary J. Blige! So, I did a speaking gig for #DisruptHR Chicago a few weeks ago.  A new…
    - 72 days ago, 18 May 16, 5:30pm -
  • Game Of Thrones + Performance Planning = Awesome Webinar
    “Shame…Shame…Shame…” if you miss this AWESOME webinar. You guys know I am addicted to TV (I can think of worse).  And you know I share the good news on leadership practices.  And you know I am a member of the Fistful of Talent Crew. I’v…
    - 81 days ago, 9 May 16, 3:47pm -

Sagacity | HR

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

Micheal Vandervort

  • newKeeping Up with the Compliances
    CUE Labor and Employee Relations Daily It’s a lot easier than keeping up with your pesky spendthrift neighbors! The business community continues to be concerned about many of the NLRB decisions that are being handed down.  It seems like the Nation…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 5:02pm -
  • Persuader Rule: The Window is Closing on an Important Date for HR #SHRM16
    New blog up over on the CUE blog that contains some very important information about the Department of Labor persuader rule and employer compliance. Earlier this month, the Department of Labor created a very brief “grandfather” period for persuad…
    - 35 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 6:02pm -
  • Drive Thru HR Does #SHRM16
      What you need to know about social security A very special live episode of Drive Thru HR hosted by Michael where he talks to representatives from the Social Security Administration, sharing useful information about social security for individuals…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 8:37pm -
  • Day 1.5 at #SHRM16 Randomness and Regulations
      I’m blogging again this year for SHRM at the National show aka #SHRM16. Once again, I’ve spent the entire event networking, which means I’ve only attended one session so far – a labor law overview by Chad Richter from Jackson Lewis. Chad h…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 5:49pm -
  • I Am Part of the Problem
    I Am Part of the Problem: Misogyny in the Workplace This was shared with me recently. Given …life recently, I thought it was worth sharing with others in the HR community, especially as we head into the week of #SHRM16. – Michael Several events i…
    - 45 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 6:17pm -
  • Q&A with #SHRM16 Speaker Chad Richter
    Q&A with #SHRM16 Speaker Chad Richter  The annual SHRM conference starts in just 6 days. I’m blogging for SHRM again this year.  One of the things they asked us to do is to feature one of the speakers from the conference. Here’s my Q&A profile…
    - 46 days ago, 13 Jun 16, 2:55pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newThree Reasons Why Your Panel Interviews Aren’t Working
    I really don’t like panel interviews. I have never liked them. Not as a candidate. Not as a recruiter. They are awkward, uncomfortable and rarely glean any useful information that wasn’t already discovered. Further, if they are not handled proper…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 1:00pm -
  • newPrioritizing HR Projects in Small Businesses
    On Monday I talked about small businesses who think big when it comes to their human capital processes. A common follow up question, and one that I received in email in response to that post, was about prioritizing HR projects if you can’t do them…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 1:00pm -
  • What It Means to Think Big as a Small Business
    I’ve been using this tag line of “small business who think big” for just under a year now. I took some time last year to really understand my target audience and focus my work and thought that best defines the clients I want to work with. It se…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 1:00pm -
  • Every Open Role is Newsworthy
    Yesterday I saw this article being shared quite a bit on Twitter from my HR/Recruiting friends. If you don’t want to click over and read it, I’ll tell you that it talks about how Paycor, a Cincinnati based company, is growing and will be adding 2…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 16, 1:00pm -
  • Small Businesses and the Need for a Culture Priority
    When you get to be a lady of a certain age, you start to think about all of the things that weren’t around 10 or 15 years ago that are of the utmost importance now. You wonder how you got by without certain things – like smart phones – and wond…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 1:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • The #HROlympics
    While the Olympic athletes are deciding whether or not to stay in the Olympic Village or head on out and book a room at the local Hilton, the rest of us are just sitting here waiting for the opening ceremoniesThe post The #HROlympics appeared first…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 11:42am -
  • Analog or Digital? Recruiting Hourly Workers
    I recently got to chat with my friend Tim Sackett about the challenges many organizations face when sourcing, attracting and hiring hourly workers. We discussed some techniques and tools that have worked well for us and, hopefully, will work forThe…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 11:45am -
  • The #tru Community – Louisiana Style

    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 12:07pm -
  • Women at Work – 1960
    The Sixties. The Beatles arrived in the USA and I arrived on the planet (thanks Mom and Dad!). Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique (1963), physicist Maria Goepper-Mayer won a Nobel Prize (1963), The National Organization for Women was foundedT…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 11:42am -
  • Getting Sexy at #SHRM16 – Snapchat Style
    I apologize ahead of time. This blog post may very well provide a vision of me, sitting on my porch in the 90 degree heat of a south Louisiana summer, yelling at the kids as they ride their bikes up andThe post Getting Sexy at #SHRM16 – Snapchat…
    - 43 days ago, 16 Jun 16, 11:42am -

HR Tech Girl

  • Think you can implement HR technology in 2016 with skills from the 90’s? Think Again!
    If you were implementing an ERP platform in the 90’s, it would have been safe to assume that HR function would mostly sit back, and IT (both internal and external resources) would be running the show. The IT departments would typically be large, an…
    - 39 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 5:32am -
  • Series: Making the case for technology: Part 1: What does it cost?
    This is a common question every person trying to purchase new technology in their organisation gets asked “Where is the business case?”. To answer this question or prepare the business case you will need to know a few things. In this series I wil…
    - 19 Mar 16, 8:07am -
  • Make first impressions that last…
    After a competitive and time consuming recruitment process, you’ve (read recruiter) finally selected the best candidate for the job. The hiring manager is relieved, and you’re on to the next role to fill. Time is ticking, and the hiring manager u…
    - 2 Feb 16, 6:45am -
  • 2015 in review
    The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take abo…
    - 31 Dec 15, 3:18pm -
  • HR Tech Fest 2015 – It’s not a wrap, it’s just the beginning of learning!
    HR Tech Fest 2015 – It’s not a wrap, it’s just the beginning of learning! This was my first year at hrtechfest and it certainly won’t be the last. After a cracking start in 2014, serial tweeting, and twitter pals coercion I was swayed to atte…
    - 16 Dec 15, 1:09am -
  • When it comes to jobs, are you comparing apples to broccoli?
    The oddity of comparing apples to broccoli may strike you as weird or blatantly absurd, but unfortunately most companies are doing exactly this when it comes to their jobs.          VS            On a regular basis I scan the popular job s…
    - 13 Dec 15, 10:18pm -

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

  • Such a great recruitment business. So I bought it! And why.
    Well, I didn’t buy the whole business. But I did invest a significant amount of money for a significant shareholding, and a place on the Board. I thought long and hard about publishing this blog. This is personal financial information after…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 9:00pm -
  • Your current candidate strategy is a catastrophe
    The way both Agency and Corporate recruiters ‘attract’ and find candidates is, for the most part, an unmitigated disaster, costing a fortune and resulting in ‘B’ class hires, and an ever-increasing ‘time to hire’. And no one seems…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 9:00pm -
  • Re-inventing KPIs for the modern recruiter.
    Mostly, recruiters hate KPIs. Often, relentless focus on KPIs does more harm than good. Routinely, Managers drive old-school KPIs because they are bereft of any new ideas to increase productivity, and sad to say, the less success delivered by…
    - 32 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 9:00pm -
  • I have never recommended a book before. Till now. Buy it
    I started blogging and tweeting in about 2009. For several years, my brother Chris Savage, then the COO of the largest digital and marketing business in the southern hemisphere, ridiculed my social activities, describing them as ‘trivial’…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 9:00pm -
  • The big secret. Unique candidates
    It is a scandal how much work recruiters do that they do not get paid for. And it’s getting worse. But there is a way to get a greater return on your efforts. Sadly, 90% of recruiters have no idea how. You can learn the secret now…
    - 45 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 9:00pm -
  • Are you ‘Yesterday’s Hero’, on the slide to recruiting hell?
    Agency recruitment is not dying. In fact it’s thriving. But not for everyone! The winners will be the modern recruiters who evolve, re-tool, up-skill and re-invent. The rate of change in recruitment means the landscape is littered with ‘y…
    - 67 days ago, 23 May 16, 9:00pm -

HR Ringleader

People Equation

  • Giving Praise as a Way to Increase Your Happiness
    Are you a praise giver or taker? How you respond may offer a clue into your level of happiness at work. Happiness researcher Shawn Achor has made a name for himself studying the many facets of happiness. His research has uncovered a startling connect…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 10:30am -
  • Are You Over-Functioning in Your Leadership Role?
    Most people want to work for a caring boss. Not only is it more enjoyable, it’s good for your health, according to research by Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer. Compassion is certainly a hallmark of leadership effectiveness. But can a leader care…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 10:30am -
  • Scavenger Hunts as an Easy and Cost-Effective Way to Build Teamwork
    This post is brought to you by Strayboots, a company that provides customized mobile-enhanced scavenger hunts for corporate team-building events.  See below for full disclosure. When you were a kid, did you ever participate in a scavenger hunt at a…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Jul 16, 10:30am -
  • When Persistence is Just Plain Stupid
    When my kids were babies, it was fascinating to watch them learn to walk. One of my kids was determined from a very early age—far before it was physically feasible—to stand upright in what my husband and I can only assume was an attempt to begin…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 10:30am -
  • 6 Unexpected Sources of Leadership Inspiration
    Have you ever been to a leadership training program and realized the concepts taught would be as much use to you at home as at work? According to research by Development Dimensions International, leaders who apply their newly learned skills at work a…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Jul 16, 10:30am -
  • Manners Matter at Work

    - 32 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newI Need A Nurse, Stat!
    In the United States, we are facing a major nursing crisis, unlike anything we have ever seen. If you’re in the healthcare industry, you already know this and you’re living this nightmare each day. Your recruiters are beyond frustrated in trying…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 11:50am -
  • newThe Grass Isn’t Always Greener
    This is HR’s go-to advice for employees who put in their two-week notice, especially if that employee is heading to a competitor: “Just remember! The grass isn’t always greener!”  HR is mostly right. I’d say here’s the actual breakdown o…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 11:31am -
  • newHR, The DNC is showing you how not to communicate!
    We love to cover our ass in HR. It’s actually in The HR Rule Book, page 1, first paragraph: “Like our brothers and sisters in the Real Estate game, we all have really only one rule to live by. They live by, “Location, location, location”. In…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 11:25am -
  • T3 – day100 @dayonehundred
    This week on T3 I review the reference checking technology start-up day100. day100 is an automated reference checking, candidate selection technology that uses a candidate-driven process to get fast and accurate results of who the candidate truly is…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 11:32am -
  • Is Smiling at a Black Person in an Interview a Racist Microagression?
    From the land of we’ve gone off the deep end of political correctness, check this out! Do you suffer from “White Guy” smile? “When you pass a person of color on the street, do you give them the “white guy smile”? Congratulations, you’re…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 12:11pm -
  • The First Sign You Suck at Hiring!
    Hiring people to work for you directly is probably the single hardest thing you’ll ever have to do as a manager of people. To be fair, most people are average at hiring, some are flat out kill and probably 20% are awful at hiring. The first sign yo…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 16, 11:58am -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • It Is a Matter of WHEN, Not IF You Will Change Jobs
    The longer I am in the workforce, the more I realize how important it is to build strong relationships with your co-workers and your management team.  Today I was going through all of my contacts at one of my former employers on LinkedIn and it abso…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 10:00am -
  • 7 Reasons “Band-Aid Jobs” are Good for Your Career
    So, you have left your job.  For one reason or another, things just didn’t work out.  It is a shame really.  You didn’t think you would be in this situation this year.  The company isn’t doing well.  The new management that was brought in…
    - 23 days ago, 6 Jul 16, 1:00pm -
  • Making Sense of 2016- 4.7% Unemployment Rate, LinkedIn, & Candidate Shortages
    Things are about to get weird.  Let’s talk about the unemployment rate in the United States.  In May of 2016, the U.S. unemployment rate was 4.7%.  That is the lowest it has been since 2007.  In June the unemployment rate in Austin was 2.9%! I…
    - 46 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • School’s Out. Will You Pour Me a Shot of Whiskey?
    It is officially here.  Summer.  It got here a heck of a lot quicker than I thought it would.  Wasn’t it just Christmas?  This year is nearly half over.  How in the world did that happen?!  Having a couple of young kids, summer means many thi…
    - 57 days ago, 2 Jun 16, 3:05pm -
  • Does a Job Title HELP or HURT Your Career?
    This could quite possibly be one of the toughest questions to answer in recruiting today.  The reason it is such a tough question is because it is a double-edged sword.  Everyone wants to be promoted.  Everyone wants to advance their career.  Alm…
    - 72 days ago, 18 May 16, 10:00am -
  • 5 Things on You Should NEVER Say or Do on a Resume
    Sometimes when I am reading resumes I feel like I should be a third grade English teacher rather than a recruiter.  Why do I say this?  I am simply amazed by the mistakes made on resumes.  The misspellings, the run on sentences, the formatting, an…
    - 78 days ago, 12 May 16, 10:00am -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

HR Examiner

  • newHRExaminer v7.29
    Dr. David Kippen writes, “At the simplest level, the shift from engagement to purpose is, quite paradoxically, a shift from scarcity to optimism. Beyond paying bills, most of us seek meaningful work because we seek meaningful lives.” Meet Purpose…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 4:00pm -
  • newHR Tech Weekly: Episode #80: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    This week: Stacey Harris returns to HR Tech Weekly, The Case for Working in Silicon Valley and Living in the Rust Belt, IBM beats the street in Q2 with sales of $20.24B, EPS of $2.95, cloud revenues up 30%, Microsoft, Phenom People, Remesh, Yahoo Is…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 4:00pm -
  • HRExaminer Radio: Episode #177: Teela Jackson
    Teela Jackson is the VP of Talent Delivery at Talent Connections in Atlanta where she leads the HR Search Practice. Teela received the Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 Under 40 Award and is a member of the 10th class of honorees. Teela is also volunteer…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 4:00pm -
  • Seven Companies to Watch: July, 2016
    Each week, I talk to five or six startups and consume their demos. Over the years, I've learned that success in HRTech is a combination of the founder's personal characteristics and the technology. Here are some of the companies that came through th…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 11:14am -
  • HRExaminer Radio: Episode #176: Tish Squillaro
    Tish Squillaro is the founder of CANDOR Consulting, a management consulting firm that advises executives. She’s also the co-author of HeadTrash and HeadTrash2, has written for Wired Magazine, and is a regular guest on several radio programs.
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 4:00pm -
  • Meet Purpose, the New Black
    Simply put, your higher purpose answer the question, “what’s your company on this earth to do besides make money?” If you have a clear answer, are you communicating it? If not, if your organization’s higher purpose is not clear to you, it’s…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 11:18am -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Sr Recruiter and Evangelist - Full Time Job - When I Work Senior Technology Recruiter - Full Time Job - Best Buy IT Recruiter - Full Time Job -...
    - 34 days ago, 25 Jun 16, 10:23pm -
  • Minnesota Startup When I Work Raises $15M Series B Round
    Some BIG news from When I Work today as the company announced a $15M Series B Round bringing total funding to $24M. Last week the team found out during the company stand up… this is a photo of Chad Halvorson...
    - 51 days ago, 8 Jun 16, 7:00pm -
  • Minnesota Morning… It’s Time
    “It’s Time” is a phrase I used a few years ago (I don’t do New Year’s resolutions) as a reminder of what I needed to be thinking about. This year I went with “Change the game… and the rules”. It’s...
    - 67 days ago, 23 May 16, 2:07pm -
  • Minnesota Morning: What Do You Really Want?
    I saw a tech friend of mine at Beta.MN this week I had not seen in person in many months. Sure Twitter, Instagram and Facebook keep us informed… keep us in touch sort of, but not really. Not in an...
    - 69 days ago, 21 May 16, 5:41pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiter - Full Time Job - Prime Therapeutics Recruiter - Full Time Job - The Schwan Food Company Talent Acquisition Advisor I - Full Time Job - Buffalo Wild...
    - 3 Apr 16, 7:44pm -
  • Minnesota Cup 2016 Starts Today
    The Minnesota Cup kicks off today and below is a press release with a bunch of information on this years competition. For more information and to follow along click: Minnesota Cup (web site) Minnesota Cup (Facebook) @MinnesotaCup Press Release: ENTRE…
    - 21 Mar 16, 2:21pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newNobody Wants Those Crummy Trump Jobs
    I’m unabashedly libertarian in my politics. I don’t think government can solve anything that you can’t fix yourself. There are exceptions, of course. You can’t fight systemic problems like racism... Get the RestThe post Nobody Wants Those Cr…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:58pm -
  • newVIDEO: RJ Morris and Dawn Burke on Hiring Manager “Gambling” (The Secret Sauce Show from OutMatch)
    Welcome to our video series, Secret Sauce, brought to you by the awesome team at OutMatch! Each month, our host, R.J. Morris, will chat with a featured guest on ways... Get the RestThe post VIDEO: RJ Morris and Dawn Burke on Hiring Manager “Gambli…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 11:18am -
  • new3 Key Components Positioning Your Sourcing Team for Success
    My last day at Staffing Advisors was July 22nd.  I did a record notice – for me at least- nearly 4 weeks from the time I notified my boss to... Get the RestThe post 3 Key Components Positioning Your Sourcing Team for Success appeared first on Fis…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 2:04pm -
  • newThe New School Podcast: How Recruiters Can Build Relationships With Tough Candidates
    Welcome to the latest episode of The New School Podcast, featuring host, Tim Sackett! In this episode, Tim talks to Paul DeBettignies, aka The Minnesota Headhunter, a Minnesota IT Recruiter with 17 years... Get the RestThe post The New School Pod…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 11:35am -
  • newHiring Former Athletes as a Recruiting Strategy – Genius or a Cop-Out?
    Was with an SVP of a pretty cool company a couple of months back and he lamented what he considers to be a broken recruiting strategy—hiring former jocks for sales... Get the RestThe post Hiring Former Athletes as a Recruiting Strategy – Genius…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 1:32pm -
  • newTim Sackett Says the NFL’s Rooney Rule is Failing
    What the heck is the Rooney Rule? “The Rooney Rule is a National Football League policy that requires league teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football... Get the RestThe post Tim Sackett Says the NFL’s Rooney R…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 11:55am -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • Data Proves that Culture, Values, and Career are Biggest Drivers of Employment Brand
    We just completed a detailed analysis of Glassdoor data among more than 6,000 companies and 2.2 million employees and I wanted to share a few important findings. If you consider “Would you...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Ser…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 11:26pm -
  • The HR Software Market Reinvents Itself
    The $14+ billion marketplace[1] for HR software and platforms is reinventing itself. Fueled by mobile apps, analytics, video, and a focus on team-centric management, we are seeing a disruptive change...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advi…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 1:28pm -
  • People Analytics Market Growth: Ten Things You Need to Know
    I’ve been studying the use of analytics in HR and L&D for almost 20 years, and it has been a fun but frustrating space. While many have believed in data as a critical part of HR and...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jul 16, 6:44am -
  • The Art of Doing Less
    “You can’t manufacture time.”I recently had a half day meeting with several of the leading HR leaders in Silicon Valley and after many hours of discussion about the future of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Jun 16, 11:48pm -
  • Making the Matrix Work
    Over the last year we’ve been doing a lot of research on organizational design. Our newest research shows that 92% of companies are trying to redesign their teams to increase speed and agility,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 66 days ago, 24 May 16, 1:55pm -
  • Different by Design: The Fabric of the New Organization
    We just finished our 9th annual research conference, IMPACT 2016, and I was once again inspired by the innovation, passion, and sharing among the 600 or so people who joined us. This year’s...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Ser…
    - 92 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 11:03pm -

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • newHR Event Preview: SuccessFactors SuccessConnect 2016
    At SuccessConnect 2016, you can attend two-and-a-half days of educational training, participate in more than 16 hours of high-level networking opportunities with HR professionals, and choose from more than 80 in-depth breakout sessions.The post HR E…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 3:00pm -
  • newYou’re Doing It All Wrong – Don’t Focus on Retention!
    Too many think that a retention plan is simply making sure the company provides a positive atmosphere or provides attractive benefits...The post You’re Doing It All Wrong – Don’t Focus on Retention! appeared first on The HR Gazette.
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 6:30pm -
  • newEmployee Engagement = Involvement
    Employee engagement is the end result, the fruit if you like, of increased interest in your business.The post Employee Engagement = Involvement appeared first on The HR Gazette.
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 3:41pm -
  • newHR Event Preview: TATECH Conference and Expo
    The TATECH Conference & Expo is 100% dedicated to talent acquisition technology and strategy and has a single goal: Optimizing the RECRUITER Experience™. To be held September 19-21, 2016 at The Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, this unique event,…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 4:21pm -
  • Why Employee Engagement Is Starting To Annoy Me
    I believe in the concept of employee engagement. I think focusing on employees is key in impacting success of customers and businesses. I love HR and the HR technology space trying to support this cause. I’ve enjoyed being surrounded by it for the…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 4:24pm -
  • Why Should You Use Online Employee Incentives?
    Choosing to run an online employee incentive program doesn’t always fall under the HR department’s responsibility, but it tends to be their responsibility to set up the infrastructure including getting employees onboard. This can prove to be a da…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 4:08pm -

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

  • #truNOLA: The Recruitment UNconference
    Do you hate name tags? Dislike concurrent sessions that don't give any real actionable items? Want to talk about recruitment and talent but loathe PowerPoint presentations? Then come to the #Tru Recruitment UNConference in New Orleans, Louisiana on…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Jul 16, 2:00pm -
  • You are a unicorn… and so is everyone else.
    Listen up, people.You are unique. And different. And there’s only one of you. Your DNA. Your neurons. The people you meet. The interactions you have — big and small. They are all yours. Your entirety of you is irreplaceable.You’re a unicorn…
    - 30 days ago, 29 Jun 16, 2:00pm -
  • I Learned It From Watching You
    My work ethic comes from my father.Maybe that's not the best opening of a blog post. And maybe I should have lead with some father-daughter story that makes you ooey-gooey nostalgic, but put simply, my dad is a huge influence in how I do things at th…
    - 44 days ago, 15 Jun 16, 2:00pm -
  • SQL Saturday Pensacola Saturday, June 4
    If you are in the Pensacola area, come to SQL Saturday 491 on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Free event. Lots to learn. I'll be speaking about:Giving Feedback: How to Effectively Communicate to your EmployeesAs a manager or team leader giving effective fee…
    - 59 days ago, 31 May 16, 7:40pm -
  • WorkHuman
    What is WorkHuman? wall of donutsSecond year running, WorkHuman is an HR conference presented by Globoforce (an employee recognition software company). Breaking out of the norm, WorkHuman gathers "human capital" professionals in one place and say…
    - 78 days ago, 12 May 16, 2:00pm -
  • File 13 Phrases
    Here's a few choice inappropriate comments that seem benign in nature but really have deeper vitriol. I vote that these are removed from office lexicon in 2016, who's with me?"Working hard or hardly working?"This is just poor form. It implies jokingl…
    - 95 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 2:00pm -

Everyday People

  • Be Heard !!
    This past week, I had the opportunity to participate in something that still seems surreal. I spent a few days in Cleveland, Ohio during the Republican National Convention. It was an incredible spectacle, and it was hard to take it all in. I was fort…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 12:46am -
  • Come Together
    I just came back from a quick trip to Seattle. No, it wasn’t because I was chasing Pokemon for Pokemon Go. I was a part of the SHRM Talent Symposium hosted by the Puget Sound SHRM Chapters – Seattle SHRM, Lake Washington HR Association, South Kin…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 12:53am -
  • HR Haka !!
    A new workweek is upon us. How are you doing? Are you ready for what’s ahead? Have you bought into the pattern that Mondays are supposed to be horrid and a sluggish way to start the week? Are you someone that needs some motivation to get moving tha…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 12:31am -
  • Sparklers and Candles !!
    This past week we had an amazing celebration at work !! We had two Team Members retire which isn’t common at our company. We’re so fortunate to have a great culture where people work for us for many years. It’s a true anomaly in today’s workp…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Jul 16, 11:59pm -
  • Remember the Who !! #SHRM16
    I’m catching up on rest after an exhilarating SHRM Annual Conference. It was truly wonderful the entire time. This year I experienced a new view of the conference as a member of the SHRM Board of Directors. I have hesitated to write about being on…
    - 33 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 1:03am -
  • Dads.
    I am very fortunate to be a father. I mean that. This is something that I wanted to become at some point in my life. I am also very fortunate to have grown up surrounded by an extended family where I saw strong fatherhood models both from their perso…
    - 41 days ago, 18 Jun 16, 9:42pm -

Workplace Diva

  • new10 Signs Your Workplace Is Overly Competitive
    How competitive is your workplace? If you feel like you're constantly competing over minor things at work, then it's not just your imagination: The workplace is getting more competitive! Nearly one-third of 306 managers in a new OfficeTeam report sai…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 2:02pm -
  • newMy Hopes For Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech
    Like everyone else, I'm waiting to hear Hillary Clinton's historic acceptance speech tonight.Ms. Clinton will have a parade of successful, highly-accomplished women speak on her behalf. At least, that's what I gather from watching the live cable news…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 7:20pm -
  • When A Narcissistic Teammate Rules Your Work Team
    The warning signs are all there, and you've worked through the checklist to conclude that one of your teammates is definitely a narcissist. This dude puts the "I" in "team," but everyone on the team loves him.Every time the narcissistic work peer spe…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 2:12pm -
  • Forget Take Your Dog to Work Day, Let's Talk About Cats
    The British have a new prime minister in Theresa May, who is moving into Larry the Cat's house at No. 10 Downing Street in London. Yes, you read that correctly, because I'm quite certain that Theresa May is moving in with Larry the Cat instead of the…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 1:58pm -
  • Pokemon Goes to Work, Confuses Employees Who Don't Play Pokemon
    Are you playing Pokemon Go? I don't want to distract you from walking into another lamp post, but we need to talk about playing Pokemon Go at work.Pokemon Go is one of the first augmented reality games to really take off as a cultural phenomenon. Peo…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Jul 16, 4:19pm -
  • Five Tips For Hustling Past a Co-worker's Side Hustle
    You have a job, but that's no excuse for not having a side hustle! What is a "side hustle"? It's the downtime-deflecting, 21st-Century way of saying "a second job" or "side job." It's sort of like how we used to say "free agent nation," but now we sa…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Jul 16, 1:03pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newOur Take on Pokémon Go (as if you needed another)
    This post was originally published on strayboots.  Read the original article here It’s been a few weeks now since Pokémon Go unleashed its digital maelstrom on the mobile gaming world, and there’s been no lack of perspectives offered up on what…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 4:56pm -
  • Best Industries To Work In
    Choosing the right career field can keep you from experiencing disappointment when you are searching for a job, or after you have worked in a field for a number of years.  If you choose a field where there is very little job growth, you could see yo…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 5:28pm -
  • So You Want To Be A Truck Driver? Six Things You Need To Know
    Truck driving is one of the biggest occupations in America. More people drive trucks than pretty much anything else. It’s a huge job creator and pays well to boot. With some many people looking for careers in the sector, it’s worth finding out a…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 5:04pm -
  • The 4-Step Guide to Getting Back To Work After An Accident
    After you’ve suffered from an accident or injury, you’ll need to take some time off work to relax and recover. However, some injuries will make it a lot harder adjusting to life back at work. Thankfully, there are various ways you can help yourse…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 4:56pm -
  • Fantastic Careers Outside The Office
    If you don’t want to be stuck in an office for the rest of your life, there are other career options that you may want to consider. Perhaps you would prefer a job that involves more physical labor that keeps you active through the day. Or, maybe yo…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jul 16, 1:13am -
  • The Skills You Need To Succeed In The Big Data Industry
    It’s no secret that big data is now a big hit. And that means that the rush is on to find talented individuals able to work with this new data paradigm. Over the last five years, the industry has seen demand for data analysts more than quadruple. B…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jul 16, 1:08am -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

  • Deeply Flawed & Still Learning: Black Lives Matter.
    Racism exists.  There’s no denying it, which I don’t (and haven’t).  Even so, I have been absolutely clueless as to just how deeply ingrained and pervasive institutionalized racism actually is in around the world (not just America).  Needles…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 3:37am -
  • “All Lives Matter.” Said Without Apology.

    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 16, 8:41pm -
  • Bullying? Is BS.
    For the last year now, I’ve been dealing with a bully.   For a while, it was very passive-aggressive:  to my face, he was nice while asking me to do things like help him out by buying his girlfriend a plane ticket in December (which I did becaus…
    - 56 days ago, 4 Jun 16, 1:44am -
  • Getting Past The Gossip Girl (or Guy)
    Sometimes, no matter how much I’d like to believe the contrary, it can feel like we never really escape high school.  Who gossiped with whom about what, who got invited to what party, who showed up to what event and who didn’t, what’s the stat…
    - 4 Apr 16, 10:21pm -
  • Love Yourself
    Have you ever just had to deal with something (or maybe someone)  you just couldn’t get behind?   Of course you have… we all have.  Last year, for me it was lists.  You know what I’m talking about:  influencer marketing lists typically…
    - 15 Feb 16, 1:22am -
  • Okay Guys: Enough is Enough

    - 8 Apr 15, 8:21pm -

The HR Blog

  • newWhat are you doing to avoid being fired from your job?
    It’s a tough world out there, with newer technologies eating the older behemoths and pushing them in oblivion. It’s a matter of time before we see organizations restructure themselves to face the new world order, that is hyper-connected and hyper…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 1:21am -

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

  • newMerging In Heavy Traffic On Your Commute: A Guide
    Rant time people - This topic will be emotional for many of you - Merging on your way to work. There are rules. You're antisocial and a bit of a moron if you don't follow the rules. Let's do this:...
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:22pm -
  • newHR Capitalist Summer Jobs - My Best and Worst...
    The gang at Fistful of Talent (my other blog, multi-contributor) did a weekend post a few years back on best/worst summer jobs. Go check out that post here, but in the meantime here's what I outlined as my best/worst summer...
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 12:54pm -
  • newHR BUDGET SEASON: Recruitment Advertising/Marketing Trends
    Hey HR and Recruiting leaders - It's the early days of budget season - or at least prep for budget season - for a lot of you. If you are like me, you're likely looking at headcount projections for next...
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 12:17pm -
  • Your Leadership Team Wants Hires Only From Elite Schools - They're Wrong...
    It's a dance as old as time itself. Your leadership team has opinions on talent - which is good. They're interested. That's a positive. But one of the calls a lot of leadership teams make is this: "In order to...
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 12:58pm -
  • BUDGET SEASON: How Your Finance Team Treats Turnover REALLY Matters...
    Welcome to the early days of budget season, American HR Leaders!! Snuggled up to the friendly Finance and Accounting pros in your organization lately? Great... Here's a little snigglet to make sure you have enough cash to fund all the...
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 12:20pm -
  • HEY GEN X: This Concert In Vegas Proves You're Getting Old...
    Two boys on a playground Tryin' to push each other down See the crowd gather 'round Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd I'm Gen-X - a lot of you are Gen-X as well. The Boomers already know that they're...
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 16, 11:42am -

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas on Thursday with a couple of 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. On Thursday, I wi…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 1:26pm -
  • My Annual Love Letter to the @SHRMFoundation #SHRM16
    Dear SHRM Foundation,We’ve known each other for years.  We’ve had our ups (your support of the HRGames) and our downs (the 247 Director’s Circle pins you sent me as a sign of your affection).  However, despite this rollercoaster of emotio…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 6:18pm -
  • The 2015 Season of the #8ManRotation is Here #SHRM16
    Often imitated and never duplicated, the 2015 Season (our 6th edition) of The 8 Man Rotation is here.   While it may be mid-June, the takes from Steve Boese, Kris Dunn, Lance Haun, Tim Sackett, and myself are just as fresh today as they were when t…
    - 44 days ago, 15 Jun 16, 1:21pm -
  • Q&A with #SHRM16 Speaker Jennifer McClure (@jennifermcclure)
    Jennifer McClure is a sought-after Keynote Speaker and Executive Coach. She combines her experiences as a Business Leader, Human Resources Executive and Executive Recruiter with an engaging, entertaining and informative style to help Leaders unlea…
    - 50 days ago, 9 Jun 16, 3:13pm -
  • True Faith #HR Revisited - 1963 (Vendors and #SHRM16)
    With the SHRM Annual Conference less than 2 weeks away, I thought the timing was perfect to revisit this post from 2011 about the requests of vendors to meet.  There are only slight modifications to reflect that its 2016.  Note...Since I wrote this…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Jun 16, 7:37pm -
  • Eleven Things Attendees Should NOT Be Doing at #SHRM16
    In less than a month, individuals will be heading to Washington DC to attend the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference.  This will be my 16th straight SHRM Annual Conference, and, based on my years of experience, here are the things you do NOT want to do wh…
    - 59 days ago, 31 May 16, 7:00pm -

HR Potential

  • Woman gets top job
    The news that Theresa May has been appointed leader of the Conservative Party, and tomorrow will Prime Minister, brought back to my mind some research I came across while developing my new module. She is adamant she will make a success of Brexit; th…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Jul 16, 8:41am -
  • A Tale of Two Voters
    My dad turned 70 last year. He’s a lifelong right-wing staunch Tory who completes The Telegraph crossword daily. As you may expect he’s very traditional; he was and still is the epitome of a very anti-liberal parent (and grandparent). To me he’…
    - 31 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 8:28am -
  • No Going Back
    The small, now defunct, local authority at which I started my career had a room termed “the bunker”; a veritable treasure trove of dusty government papers, untouched by data laws, hidden behind large metal locked doors. For young apprentices like…
    - 33 days ago, 26 Jun 16, 10:14am -
  • Failing businesses owe multiple debts
    It’s unfortunate, but not unexpected news that retail giant BHS has had to call in the administrators – an all too common trend among time served retailers. Of those who haven’t crumbled like C&A or Woolworths, many (WHSmith for example) have b…
    - 95 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 12:32pm -
  • Why the homeless can’t get a job
    One of the first things I did in my last role (as HR and Business Strategy Manager at a social housing company) was to attend a conference on homelessness. Living and working in a fairly rural area meant that this was an issue I was aware of, but was…
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  • Have you got the skills? #TagTeamBlog2
    Here it is folks, the second Tag Team/Co-blog from myself and my “spiritual partner in HR”, the one and only Mr Perry Timms (@PerryTimms). This time we’re discussing skills and to resolve the UK conundrum of skills being viewed as a social and…
    - 5 Feb 16, 8:00am -

Evil HR Lady

  • newI Think I’m A Clone Now
    When you hire people, you want people who are just like you–right? Someone with whom you could be best friends? Lots of people hire this way, but it’s not the right way to hire. While culture is important, what’s more important is that you find…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:31pm -
  • newWant Engaged Employees? Try Team Building
    Having a cohesive team is critical to the success of your department–and your entire company. Why is this? And how can you do this? To answer these questions, I interviewed Strayboots CEO Ido Rabiner over at Cornerstone, Inc.’s ReWork blog. For m…
    - 23 hours ago, 28 Jul 16, 8:23pm -
  • newHave You Ever Received an Unfair Performance Rating?
    One of my readers had her boss announce that everyone would receive low ratings because there wasn’t money for raises. This is not how this should work. Unfortunately, not every company HR and/or Finance department has half a clue. (Hint: You shoul…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 12:15pm -
  • Megyn Kelly’s Dress Was Inappropriate
    I  keep seeing articles supporting Megan Kelly’s spaghetti strap dress. It’s cute, and it doesn’t indicate anything negative about her morality or ability as a reporter. However, what it does indicate is either a complete lack of awareness abo…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 10:56am -
  • Sheryl Sandberg Now Thinks It’s Okay to Cry at Work
    After Sheryl Sandberg tragically lost her husband, she realized that she might not have been right about everything in Lean In. For instance, she acknowledges that the book assumes a supportive spouse, and now that she doesn’t have one, she can se…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 10:56am -
  • Nervous? Here’s How to Ask for a Raise Anyway
    If you’re doing a fantastic job, or you’re doing a good job and your pay isn’t up to market rate, it’s time to ask for a raise. Some managers are on top of things like that, and you don’t need to really worry about it, but lots of managers…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 16, 11:14am -

Lean HR

  • Guest Blogging Today
    I know, I know.  I haven’t written anything here in far too long.  I’ve been writing over on the Dovetail Blog, as I’m sure you know.  (You did know, right?  Yeah, of course you did.) Anyway, I was asked to drop a few lines for eLevated Car…
    - 24 Aug 15, 1:41pm -
  • How’d You Like to Help Write a Book?
    If you’ve seen the front page, you know book number two is on the way.  I’ve got a fun project lined up for number three, and if you’d like to help, I’ve got just the thing for you. This one will be a collaboration with two of my previous (a…
    - 28 Jan 15, 4:07pm -
  • Happy #TimSackettDay to Victorio Milian!
    Each year, Tim Sackett Day rolls around and we, as a society, take a day off to appreciate how awesome someone is.  This year, said awesomeosity takes the form of Victorio Milian.  He is a singular human being, and you should know him. There’s go…
    - 23 Jan 15, 3:29pm -
  • Guest Appearance on #DTHR
      It’s always a pleasure to be invited to sit and talk with smart people, which I got to do today.  Check out the link to hear my chat with Nisha Raghavan and Crystal Miller on Drive Thru HR!  We talked culture, we talked Dovetail Software and…
    - 15 Jan 15, 8:17pm -
  • Resolution, Evolution, Revolution
    I loathe New Year’s Resolution posts.  They always seem terribly self-indulgent and loaded with future failure.  They are the worst posts I’ve ever seen.  I bet you get a free bowl of soup with a post like that. (Looks good on you, though.)  …
    - 13 Jan 15, 2:07pm -
  • Guest Appearance on HCMx Radio
    Check Out Business Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with HCMx Radio on BlogTalkRadio with HCMx Radio on BlogTalkRadio I’m on HCMx Radio! Listen to my talk with Trish McFarlane about The Culture Equation: How Important is Company Culture? Thinking about…
    - 12 Jan 15, 8:06am -

Total Picture Radio


Inc Blot

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

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

  • Why Doesn’t Women’s History Month Piss (Some of) You Off Like Black History Month Does?
    “All year long I am writing about race relations in America because things are so poor – anger and hatred seem to dominate the news. We are less tolerant than any point over the last 30 years.” Seriously, just the...Read more
    - 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 -
  • Why #BlackLivesMatter Trumps All Lives Matter
    Why #BlackLivesMatter Trumps #AllLivesMatter What comes to mind when you hear or read “Black Lives Matter”? Anger, frustration, hatred or guilt? Odds are you didn’t say sympathy, love and understanding. I am proud of the movement so far; I say.…
    - 18 Jan 16, 1:30pm -

The Buzz on HR

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

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newRec2Rec Explained: Do Recruiters Really Need Recruiters?
    It is often called the “dark side” of recruitment; it tends to polarise recruiters, and to anyone outside of recruitment, it baffles and confuses people as to what we actually do. Rec to Rec aka R2R aka Rec2Rec (hereonin known as R2R) is a secto…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 3:02pm -
  • newHow to Explain Why You Stayed in the Same Job so Long
    If you’ve been fielding a bit of push-back from people saying you’ve stayed in one job too long, you’re not alone. Let me start by saying; there’s no such thing as the ‘perfect candidate’. Forget profiles on paper, all humans have imperf…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 5:02pm -
  • new5 Things You’re Forgetting to Do Before Sending Your Resume
    If you could choose between a beautifully tailored outfit designed to fulfil all of your wildest fashion dreams or a ready-to-wear baggy tee from some random retailer, which would you pick? That’s a rhetorical question. You’d obviously want tha…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 3:02pm -
  • newWhy to Avoid the Trap of Client Familiarity
    Now bear with me on this; I’m just as culpable as you on this one. We all have clients we deal with who we get on with like a house on fire, knowing exactly the kind of candidate they need for their numerous roles. We’re guilty of taking half-a…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 5:02pm -
  • new3 Habits of All Great Communicators
    I have been fortunate enough to travel to many countries and work with professionals from various industries and backgrounds. No matter where in the world I am, there is a certain type of person who always stands out to me. There’s something sp…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 3:02pm -
  • 12 Candidate Warning Signs For Interviewers
    Can you really assess a candidate’s suitability fully from just a few conversations? How can you figure out their working style, their office compatibility and aptitude when you’ve only met them once or twice? Candidates aren’t the enemy, and…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 5:02pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • newThis 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…
    - 2 days ago, 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

  • Employee Trust is a 2-way Street
    Trust, it’s fairly common knowledge that we all want to be trusted. It’s the basis of most relationships. We teach our kids to be honest and trustworthy. We want to trust our spouses. And we need that same level of trust in our organization becau…
    - 30 days ago, 29 Jun 16, 12:30pm -
  • P.I.C. Reports: The New Corporate Communications
    Companies spend millions on safe and secure internal communications systems however they still fall short of capturing everyone’s attention. We’re all familiar with traditional methods of organizational communications, things like email blasts, o…
    - 32 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 12:30pm -
  • Is Trust a Coincidence?
    Is it an amazing coincidence… …the leaders I trusted the most through my career were the exact same leaders who placed their trust in me? …I believed in the leaders who believed in me? …I cared about the leaders who cared about me? …I gave…
    - 35 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 12:30pm -
  • June Office Blues
    And now the fun begins. No matter where you are in the US, summer is slowly starting. In my region an unseasonably rainy May kept us at bay, the swimming pools not used, basketball courts empty and only the most intrepid runners facing Spring showers…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 12:30pm -
  • I’m Sorry HR But Like Public Enemy Said: “Can’t Trust It”
    It was a typical day. I was driving along listening to the Backspin channel. Reminiscing, rapping, and relishing a time when rap music had meaning.  “Can’t Truss It”, by Public Enemy came on, so naturally, I felt it necessary to match the ener…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 12:30pm -
  • You Down With O.P.P.?
    O.P.P., how can I explain it I’ll take you frame by frame it To have you all jumpin’ shall we singin’ it O is for Other, P is for People scratch ya temple The last P…well…that’s not that simple It’s sorta like another way to call someth…
    - 42 days ago, 17 Jun 16, 12:30pm -

HackerRank Blog

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newWIRTW #423 (the “final frontier” edition)
    The Icarus Craft (with gold record)As you can tell from reading this weekly column, I’m a bit of a music fan. I’ve also always been fascinated by outer space. In another life (one in which I’m actually good at science) I’d like to thi…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 11:23am -
  • newOSHA says “negative” to post-accident testing
    Buried in OSHA’s impending final rule on electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses is this little nugget. OSHA believes that you violate the law if you require an employee to take a post-accident drug test. Let me repeat. Accordi…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 11:33am -
  • newEEOC offers guidance for Youth@Work
    Do you employee minors? If so, you should be aware of the wage-and-hour laws for child labor. The Department of Labor, however, isn’t the only federal agency taking a look at your under-18 employees. Recently, the EEOC launched an entire portal…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 11:32am -
  • For God’s sake, think before you email
    I have lots of readers. Thousands upon thousands. Do you know who doesn’t read my blog, however? Former DNC Chair (and Congresswoman) Debbie Wasserman Schultz. How do I know? Because, if she does, she would have read this:Do I really need t…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 11:32am -
  • Ohio Supreme Court sides with workers’ comp fraud
    Ohio has a specific statute that protects injured workers from retaliation after filing a workers’ compensation claim. O.R.C. 4123.90 states:No employer shall discharge, demote, reassign, or take anypunitive action against any employee…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 11:40am -
  • WIRTW #422 (the “Pikachu” edition)
    The story of the week? Not the RNC, but Pokémon GO!, something about which I (happily) know very little. What does the blogosphere have to say about this phenomenon?Pokémon GO! Catch ‘Em All—All The Workplace Issues, That Is — vi…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 16, 11:16am -

The Recruiting Unblog

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

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • newHow to Find the Perfect Serviced Office for You and Your Business
    Congratulations! Your idea has legs after all and you can finally move it out of your dad’s basement and into your very own office space in EC3. On the other hand, maybe you’re streamlining your operation ahead of a downturn in the economy and yo…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 8:21pm -
  • newHow To Prevent Hackers From Stealing Sensitive Information
    Hackers routinely steal. They steal credit card information from ecommerce sites and sensitive information from company websites. It’s a game for them, a puzzle to solve, a code to crack. The fact that they are ruining people’s lives is rarely a…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 8:11pm -
  • newBragi The Dash Review
      The Dash by Bragi looks like something out of my favorite science fiction shows. They are futuristic in appearance, small and completely wireless. Being able to wear earphones without any type of wire is an amazing experience! I am the type of per…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 3:30pm -
  • The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro Review: Best Entertainment Tablet
    If you are looking for a great all around tablet for home and work, but that also rocks your entertainment needs, then you should consider the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro. This tablet is perfect for binge watching Netflix and for keeping everyone entertain…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 16, 5:55pm -
  • Top Apps For Boosting Productivity
    Smartphones are now a key part of our lives and are often a distraction when trying to get work done. However, a new wave of top fresh applications that boost productivity have hit app stores on all platforms, ranging from organisation aids to smartp…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 16, 3:55pm -

Make HR Happen

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

No Excuses HR

  • One
    Sometimes it only takes one... - person to believe in you- leader to give you a chance- voice to stand up to bigotry- glance held for an extra moment - kind word to change the course of someone's day- act of courage- chance encounter that changes....…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:01pm -
  • Master of Puppets
    “There are those whose primary ability is to spin wheels of manipulation. It is their second skin and without these spinning wheels, they simply do not know how to function. They are like toys on wheels of manipulation and control. If you remove on…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 11:14am -
  • Processing Change Requires One Thing
    When I'm involved in major organizational changes I invest a lot of energy to get the messaging right. Key people are consulted, potential fallout is examined and controlled for as much as possible, and endless versions of "the message" are scrutiniz…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 10:59am -
  • You Can Be A Powerhouse can feel the energy in the room change when they come in...they bring something special that is hard to describe; yet, every one on the team wants to be around them...I want to be that person too...SuccessIt's a funny thing that happens to peo…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Jul 16, 11:19am -
  • Pass the Tchotchkes ...I'm Developing A Wellness Plan
    I'm a big fan of wellness programs. As a long time HR-guy I'm sure you're not surprised. If done well, they can impact the health plan spend for the organization. After all, the real goal of any wellness plan is to spend less money on the company spo…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 16, 11:10am -
  • Finding Freedom
    What's holding you back from doing what you really want? Who or what is standing in your way?Money? Status? Responsibilities? Comfortable routines?Maybe it's time to...- try something new- take a risk- stop accepting that things will always "happe…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Jul 16, 11:00am -

The Chief People Officer

  • new13 Tips for Creating a High Octane Work Culture
    Creating a High Octane Work Culture My car requires high octane gasoline. The fuel is more expensive but the engine runs at peak performance. Put the low octane stuff in the tank and the engine is sluggish and makes a disturbing clattering sound. Hig…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 4:33pm -
  • Helping People in the Job Market
    The job market is a tough place. Did you need help when you entered the job market? Maybe you are in the market right now. When I started my career after graduating from college, the job market was a tough place to be. Our country was in a recession…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 4:45pm -
  • 5 Steps When an Employer is Sucking Out Your Soul
    You are working for an employer that is not good to you or for you. It's like smoking a pack of cigarettes every day because you "need" them but they are killing you on the inside.The post 5 Steps When an Employer is Sucking Out Your Soul appeared f…
    - 23 days ago, 6 Jul 16, 4:25pm -
  • 6 Tips for Making a Difference
    If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business. It’s that simple. -Richard Branson Making a difference in life resonates with people. We want a life mission, not merely a career. Your soul will not be…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 16, 2:45pm -
  • Dumb Things at Work
    (If you are offended by the words dumb or stupid, don’t read this article.) We all do dumb things. Smart people do it. Not-so-smart people do it. I have done my share of stupid too. However, in life and work, it’s better to stay away from certain…
    - 44 days ago, 15 Jun 16, 3:02pm -
  • The Biggest Small Act of Being Friendly
    Friendliness does not mean you are a pushover, weak, lazy or unmotivated. Being friendly is simply good manners.The post The Biggest Small Act of Being Friendly appeared first on The People Group.
    - 59 days ago, 31 May 16, 3:47pm -

HR Remix

  • Five Signs You Are Not Ready to Be A Manager
    Today’s post comes to us from Helen Sabell. She works for the College for Adult Learning, and is passionate about lifelong learning. She has designed, developed and authored many workplace leadership and training programs, both in Australia and ove…
    - 51 days ago, 8 Jun 16, 11:30am -
  • Wearable Technology At Work
      If it seems like everyone is wearing a Fitbit or a smart watch, you aren’t completely imagining it.  According to a recent report, 21 million items were sold in the wearable technology category (Pebble, Fitbit, smart watch, etc;) in 2014 and th…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Jun 16, 10:30am -
  • A Decade In #HR: I Have No Impact

    - 86 days ago, 4 May 16, 11:15am -
  • The Rise of A.I.
    You, awesome HR professional, probably think that robots are pretty far removed from your day-to-day existence.  You probably think that there is no possible way you could ever be replaced by a robot.  Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role as Terminator p…
    - 88 days ago, 2 May 16, 12:00pm -
  • A Decade in #HR : If You Don’t Have This Quality You Are Useless
      I was updating my LI profile the other night and realized that I have been in HR for over TEN years.  A decade in a profession that can be incredibly rewarding, frustrating and sometimes soul-crushing all in the same day.   Over the last decade,…
    - 20 Apr 16, 11:30am -
  • Carnival of HR – Post-Primary Hangover Edition
    In an early preview of November’s presidential battle, excuse me, election, I voted yesterday in Ohio’s presidential primaries. Now, depending on last night’s outcome you might have a political hangover (it’s only March?) or are trying to fig…
    - 16 Mar 16, 12:30pm -

Talent Culture

  • newScaling Culture 2: *When* It Goes Wrong
    The second part in a series exploring the why, when, and how of managing company culture in a growth organization. If you’ve ever had to work with another human, you know good relationships make for good work. These bonds are the conduits of cul…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:00pm -
  • newPeople Analytics: Tapping into a Powerful Resource
    HR has relied on the use of data and analytics for years but has only recently begun to embrace people analytics. Defined as using a data-driven approach to inform your people practices, programs and processes, people analytics is a powerful resource…
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 10:45am -
  • new#WorkTrends Recap: Negotiation 101: Never Split The Difference
    Negotiation is a vital life skill for anyone. We negotiate every day whether we know it or not. People still are unsure of their negotiating abilities. During this week’s #WorkTrends show, we were joined by former FBI Lead International Hostage Neg…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 3:00pm -
  • new10 Challenging Issues Employers Will Face in 2016
    In the past year, there have been tremendous workplace changes as court cases, legislation and regulatory actions have called into question the very nature of employee rights and employer obligations. Based on these developments, an employer may need…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 1:00pm -
  • newIt Takes Talent To Become A Top Recruiter
    Job seekers these days have few advantages when applying for jobs if they don’t have an inside contact to smooth the path. The best recruiters make it easy to connect and make it possible to forge a working relationship with the brand. A recruiters…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 10:31am -
  • newIntegrating Digital Presence and Adopting a More Holistic Approach
    We’re slowly heading to the end of this year 2016, and the digital landscape keeps on evolving. From social networks to chat apps, via livestreaming, there’s quite a large choice for sharing your voice. You’re probably already convinced by the…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 1:00pm -

Amplify Talent

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

Strategy Focused HR

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

Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

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

HR Nasty

  • In memory of Mrs. HRNasty 1967 – 2016
    Phyllodes Tumor For those of you who don’t know me personally, last year, Mrs. Nasty was diagnosed with a Phyllodes Tumor. This ultimately became a terminal case of cancer and at the time I started this post, she had very little time left. In Apr…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jul 16, 7:06am -
  • Internship Interview process demystified
    Beat the internship interview Last week we discussed the Nasty logic on how to land a internship for undergraduates. A sophomore wrote in the below email and I had so much detail, I had to break the post up into two parts. Last weeks post is here, an…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 4:36pm -
  • Internship application process demystified, how freshmen can steal internships from graduating seniors
    HR exec explains what hiring managers are looking for from summer interns and how freshman, sophomores and juniors can steal these positions from graduating seniors. The post Internship application process demystified, how freshmen can steal intern…
    - 44 days ago, 16 Jun 16, 5:57am -
  • Career epiphany and why relationships at work make a difference
    Career epiphany If you have a career epiphany, you want to share it and that is exactly what happened. A reader of this blog  just let me know about her career epiphany (while reading this blog) and I had to share it with the group. Career: an occ…
    - 49 days ago, 10 Jun 16, 7:47pm -
  • Your career goal, how to get your manager on board and supportive
    HR exec explains why so many employees are not getting promoted, what is missing and how to get your manager on your side and supportive when it comes to promotions, transfers, and your career goal.The post Your career goal, how to get your manager…
    - 58 days ago, 2 Jun 16, 3:23am -
  • Career Goals, what to say to your manager to jump start your career
    Everyone has career goals. Unfortunately, just having career goals isn't enough. There are a few critical steps that your manager needs to hear and see before we can expect a promotion, raise or transfer to another department. How to manage your mana…
    - 62 days ago, 28 May 16, 11:55pm -

HR Gal Friday

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

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

RU HRelevant

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

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

    - 11 Feb 15, 3:13am -

Christopher in HR

  • Get Over It
    Are you pretty smart? I am. At least I thought I was. Coming out of college – check that, high school- I was convinced I was not only smart but decisive, a take-action kind of guy. Believe me, there are scenarios where you want smart take-action or…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 7:29pm -
  • Punt
    So it goes. My friend Mick and I were talking the other day. I’d love to tell you we were enjoying a strong bevvy watching the afternoon unwind but we were both still working. I’d called him a few days earlier for advice on a project I was lookin…
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 16, 11:10am -
  • Hungry Birds
    Ah, the smell of fresh cut grass in the hot days of summer. Long time readers know I enjoy summer days more than anything else: having been born in Phoenix I like hot 365 days a year. Call me crazy. Like every season summer has its rituals. The backy…
    - 22 days ago, 7 Jul 16, 12:19pm -
  • Eso Depende
    Depende. Years ago I learned to scuba dive in Cozumel. In many ways it was the trip of a lifetime. One of the most memorable elements to me however was the sanguine response of my scuba instructor every time I asked a question. “Depende,” he woul…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 16, 10:38am -
  • The Value Quotient
    Take a deep breath. An advantage of being an elder presence in the workforce (and I assure you there are many) is that I carry with me a long canon of previous experience and can get past many things if not all with some set of ease if not a sense of…
    - 30 days ago, 29 Jun 16, 12:03pm -
  • Focus
    Do you like to hike? Hiking is one of those things (much like golf) that you can do for your entire life, and it keeps you out in the fresh air. If there’s a cool stream near by so much the better. I like it. Hiking requires a certain perspective a…
    - 31 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 10:43am -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • Inclusion: What are you building on?
    Somewhere in their delightful book, Switch, Dan and Chip Heath write “What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity.” I believe this to be true and especially true when it comes to D&I work. I would say that the lack of clear, concise, co…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 3:20pm -
  • More on this word, diversity.
      One of the tendencies that I increasingly see among organizations and leaders in their definitions of diversity is to lump it together with commonality. Not a small number of times I have heard or read the statement “diversity is the sum total o…
    - 8 Mar 16, 8:23pm -
  • About this word “diversity.”
    I have been writing about moving diversity and inclusion work forward and the foundational significance of language. Language itself can be paradigm shifting, it is one of our most powerful, and also one of our most commonly overlooked interventions.…
    - 15 Feb 16, 3:30pm -
  • Where to start.
    My last post spoke to encouraging signs that there is some real energy building up around actually doing the work of making our workplaces and communities more inclusive. Not just lip service, not just a parade of good intentions, not just posters an…
    - 10 Feb 16, 4:06pm -
  • Time to get started?
    I am hopeful. I feel like there is a new momentum gathering behind this work. Maybe it is time to get started? With the actual work of inclusion, that is. I know, I know… This may bring about a certain amount of psychological pain for some, exhaust…
    - 2 Feb 16, 3:54pm -
  • What matters most, and who decides?
    Maybe you have had an experience similar to this… A number of years ago I went to work for an organization that in the interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding process was very focused on, and proud of, its core values. And they were good values. The…
    - 4 Sep 15, 2:48pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • Tangible Vs. Intangible Assets
    You might not be aware of a trend in the corporate valuation world. You might not think that developments in how companies are being valued by the financial world would be of interest to HR. But, hold on to your … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 11:08am -
  • Engaged and Committed or Dazed and Confused?
    There are a great deal of research and writing about engagement. Sometimes, I think it’s all we see. And there are a lot of solutions providers who will help you measure engagement, diagnose why engagement is low, increase engagement – … Contin…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 11:30am -
  • Employer Branding Now
    Universum, the global employer branding and market research organization, recently published a new report on the state of employer branding practices. It’s good. If you’re unclear about what employer branding is, this report is for you. If you’…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Jul 16, 11:00am -
  • The ROI of Working Human
    The SHRM Foundation’s latest Effective Practice Guideline, Creating a More Human Workplace Where Employees and Business Thrive, was released just in time for the SHRM Annucal conference this week. The timing couldn’t have been more appropriate, a…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 10:00am -
  • Human Capital Trends To Think About
    Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends 2016 Report, The new organization: different by design, is definitely worth a read. It’s long – 124 pages – but it will make you smart. Download it and start browsing. I won’t say much about the … Continue…
    - 45 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 11:30am -
  • Your People and Global Internet Trends
    Data Point Tuesday’s mission is to find reports and impactful data sources that most HR professionals would never find and serve up some of their more interesting data points for consideration. Usually the reports come out of the Human Capital ……
    - 52 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 11:30am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

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Benz Communications

  • newCelebrating our first decade!
    This month, we celebrate 10 years of serving our clients! We are humbled and honored to have reached this milestone. Thank you to the incredible group of companies and individuals who have been part of our journey: our clients, our team, our par…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 8:15am -
  • 5 Ways to make your passive enrollment a strategic success
    Is 2017 shaping up to be a year of few or no benefits changes? Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to strengthen the value proposition of your benefits, and help employees get the most out of the programs you offer. 
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 3:02pm -
  • How to build a communications strategy for a successful M&A
    Mergers and acquisitions—along with employees’ uncertainty about their jobs—are at an all-time high, and there’s no sign that they’re on the decline. While there is no shortage of information about how to successfully execute an M&A fr…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Jul 16, 3:00pm -
  • What else can we automate?
    Far too many Americans’ financial success is left up to chance. And, for many people, the cards are just plain stacked against them. This is why financial wellness has captured employers’ attention the past few years—why we’re seeing it…
    - 31 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 3:00pm -
  • Feel the love: what employees say when your benefits communication is effective
    After you’ve spent months pouring your heart and soul into developing and rolling out your communications campaign, there’s nothing more inspiring than hearing from employees about what’s working well for them—or learning what isn’t so…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 7:51pm -
  • 2 videos that support the case for benefits communication
    Here at Benz Communications, we spend our days advocating for more and better benefits communication, so we’re always excited when we see companies put this into practice. This is why I was thrilled to say “yes,” when benefits giant Amerit…
    - 44 days ago, 15 Jun 16, 7:48pm -

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

HR Hardball

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

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

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

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR


  • Will PEO Certification Make a Difference for Small Businesses
    On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA), giving professional employer organizations (PEOs) statutory recognition. Essentially, PEOs will now have the opportunity to seek certification with the…
    - 66 days ago, 24 May 16, 2:43pm -
  • Employee Health Benefits: now and into the future
    The future of employer sponsored medical benefits lies in what’s happening now. Regardless of what happens in the upcoming elections, no leadership is in a position to unwind history or throw babies out with the bathwater. It’s just t…
    - 91 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 3:31pm -
  • Implementing EEOC Protections for LGBT Workers
    Recent debates in Mississippi and North Carolina have raised many questions about how to protect the specific legal rights of the LGBT community. As a business owner, one of the most important steps you can take is to look closely at your…
    - 99 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 4:31pm -
  • Global PEO: Expanding Beyond Your Borders
    Expanding a business overseas is risky, but it can also deliver huge rewards. When you expand your company beyond your national borders, the compliance regulations and corporate business norms of multiple locations can be overwhelming. Yo…
    - 13 Apr 16, 7:07pm -
  • $15 Minimum Wage and your PEO
    When it comes to social legislation, what happens in California doesn’t stay there. It’s approval of a new minimum wage strategy will be followed in New York and, surely, other states. What does California’s business have to do with…
    - 6 Apr 16, 4:18pm -
  • How to Protect Yourself from Social Media Disasters
    Social media has become an important marketing tool for businesses, but it’s also an integral part of personal interactions for both employees and employers. Sometimes the line between public and private becomes blurry and the two arena…
    - 1 Apr 16, 7:13pm -


  • newDiscussing Who LIVE Show Star Trek Beyond and ComicCon Scheduled
    Join us on Mixlr for the next LIVE show when we will discuss Star Trek Beyond, our favorite ComicCon trailers, and more. We will be LIVE on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8PM CST.
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 16, 4:24am -
  • Celebrating Seven Years of the Cultdom Collective
    The Cultdom Collective will be celebrating this anniversary LIVE on Talkshoe on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 2pm EDT. Join us as we celebrate seven years with the Cultdom Collective.
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 16, 8:04pm -
  • How Fantasy Becomes Reality
    During Episode 10 of Discussing Who, Lee Shackleford mentioned a conversation he had with his wife, Dr. Karen Dill-Shackleford. This conversation – a discussion regarding Sherlock Holmes – prompted Karen to ask: If Sherlock Holmes can be a mouse,…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Jul 16, 5:04pm -
  • A Change of Character
    In Discussing Who Episode 10 we discussed the (potential) ramifications of changing a character’s age, sex, race, and sexual orientation. We pondered whether or not, for example, a character's race was essential to his/her essence, or if it were ma…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Jul 16, 5:03pm -
  • The Dark Side of Video Game Fandom
    But, as much as I enjoy Doctor Who, would it not be safe to assume that there are others who have never heard of the show - or don’t like it? If everyone liked it, would not there be billions watching at the same time when a new episode airs?
    - 25 days ago, 4 Jul 16, 5:02pm -
  • Wonder Woman REBIRTH We Will Have the Truth
    DC Rebirth: Wonder Woman hit the stands today. And, as a fan of the Amazing Amazon, it didn’t come a moment too soon! This was the first time since August 2011 when Diana - the Diana we know - graced the book once again.
    - 51 days ago, 9 Jun 16, 1:58am -


  • The four HR essentials
    You can read as many competency models as you like, but from my perspective there are four characteristics that really separate a high potential HR practitioner from the rest of the field. Credibility, Commerciality, Context and Creativity. Credibili…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 7:00am -
  • From strength to strength
    You won’t remember, nor should you, but back in 2011 I wrote about you. It was about being yourself, being strong, being able to make your decisions and hold your own in a world where people will be quick to tell you how you should be, how you shou…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 7:00am -
  • 7 steps to interview success
    I shudder to think of the amount of time I’ve spent interviewing over the last twenty years, every role from the C suite, through Managing Director and profit centre heads to technical specialisms and seasonal workers. Every interview is different,…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 7:00am -
  • After the storm…
    Last week I wrote a post that became a bit of a beast. It happens every now and then and once it is done, all you can do is sit back and accept the repercussions of your actions. A number of things were said to me, a number of accusations made and a…
    - 26 days ago, 4 Jul 16, 7:00am -
  • The most entitled generation
    They don’t care about the impression they make on other people. They think everything evolves around them. They don’t care about their reputation. Yet they want constant acclaim. Are they the most entitled generation that has ever existed? The ba…
    - 33 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • Culture is everything. Everything is culture.
    Over the past few weeks, we’ve witnessed tragic events take place on both sides of the Atlantic, under the shadow of separate political campaigns – the US presidency and the UK referendum. A brilliant piece of writing in The Spectator caught my e…
    - 40 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 7:00am -


  • Identifying Leadership Potential through Technology
    With the impending leadership gap, more and more companies are focusing their resources on grooming the next generation of leaders. The goal of any succession plan is to find the most qualified people and get them on track to that next position. Howe…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jul 16, 12:00pm -
  • How to Build and Keep a Rock Star Team
    The well-known saying “a team is only as strong as its weakest link” is so true. Whether you’re on the sports field or in the boardroom, having a talented, synergistic team can be the key to winning the championship game or landing that high re…
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jul 16, 12:00pm -
  • Summer Fun! Showing Employee Appreciation During the Summer
    Employees who feel appreciated for their hard work and dedication tend to show higher levels of engagement, job satisfaction, and overall morale – all of which impact your company’s bottom line. There are a million ways to show your employees you…
    - 34 days ago, 25 Jun 16, 12:00pm -
  • Electronic HR Files: Are They Right For Your Company?
    Moving HR files from traditional paper filing systems to online cloud-based providers can be a great way to enhance the efficiency of your HR function. Not to mention, it makes accessing and updating employee information really convenient! If you are…
    - 48 days ago, 11 Jun 16, 12:00pm -
  • Prepare for an HR Audit with These 3 Easy Steps
    Conducting a proactive internal HR audit of your HR files, documents, and processes is a smart idea to help button up your HR function. But where do you start? The word “audit” strikes fear into some; however, a proactive audit is the best way to…
    - 62 days ago, 28 May 16, 12:00pm -
  • Building a Bridge over the Leadership Gap
    With the upcoming exit of millions of Baby Boomers from the workforce, there is a looming deficit of leadership talent ready and willing to take those jobs. First, from a sheer numbers perspective, there are not enough qualified workers for the numbe…
    - 76 days ago, 14 May 16, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

  • Sustainable and renewable blog posts
    Recycling is not only an encouraged, but expected practice these days. For that reason, I would like to re-use, renew and recycle a blog post that I wrote awhile back. Often times we focus on those people that provide us with support at work or compl…
    - 48 days ago, 11 Jun 16, 11:00am -
  • 6 Signs That You Should Keep Your Blog
    I recently grumbled that there is a lot of blah, blah, blah out there, particularly in the realm of HR. I am sure this is prevalent in all areas, but since I don’t read blogs written by accountants or econometricians, I can only surmise that there…
    - 49 days ago, 10 Jun 16, 11:00am -
  • Shooting myself in the foot
    I was hesitant to open my blog, because it’s been so long and I had the same feeling I have when I open a Tupperware dish that has been sitting in the back of my fridge for months. I know it’s going to be bad, but just how bad…well that’ s th…
    - 63 days ago, 27 May 16, 1:22pm -
  • Being clear about transparency
    Transparency. Apparently everyone wants it.  We want to know everything about everything.  We want to understand that reasons for all decisions, we want to know all the ingredients in our food, we want the ability to scrutinize the minutiae of ever…
    - 65 days ago, 25 May 16, 1:12pm -
  • My honest opinion 
    Recently a friend who was actively looking for work asked me my opinion on a job she wanted to apply to. She had me at “your opinion”. She was struggling with striking the right tone in response to the job posting that included this gem: “able…
    - 12 Jan 16, 4:13pm -
  • Hungry, Hungry HiPos
    ‘Tis the season for performance appraisals, evaluations, and incentive bonuses. And whether you like them or not, whether they fall into the pro or the con side of your list, performance management programs are generally a part of most organization…
    - 5 Jan 16, 11:00am -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

  • Why Learning Should Be Open Source
    If knowledge is not open source, we are running a dangerous experiment with the collective intellect of humanity.   At times the sound of the rain seemed to be louder than the crescendo of voices inside the coffee shop during the lunch rush; an enli…
    - 17 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • Leaders, Time to Get Your Shift Together
    In a time of scarcity, the greatest abundance is the plentiful of being more of who we already are. Today’s leaders own a lot. We are responsible for a continuum that has the bottom line on one end, and on the other, cultivating conditions for the…
    - 13 Aug 14, 4:28am -
  • Get Your Head in the Cloud with Disruptive E-Learning Technology
    I’m excited to be collaborating with e-learning company Docebo, on a series of sponsored posts and guest posts on topics ranging from Business Process Humanization to Learning Design for Employer Branding, and this first post on a review of their l…
    - 20 Mar 14, 3:21pm -
  • Here’s Why YOU Didn’t Think of That
    Dear Smart Humans, In my work around “Conscious Disruption” I talk about first Showing Up – without apology or permission in the full glory of ourselves. We are so keen to edit, so quick to hack where the shortest path to success doesn’t requ…
    - 16 Dec 13, 6:23pm -
  • 5 Steps to Being Fabulous in the Workplace and Beyond
    It’s been an interesting few months as I’ve reconnected with parts of myself that I had shelved in favour of what I thought I should be doing, how I thought I should be living and who I thought mattered (on paper). The funny thing is, I didn’t…
    - 18 Oct 13, 4:53pm -
  • Design Free or Die Hard
    “…a brand needs to know what it believes, and this way it can behave and communicate in ways that are that much stronger” — Nicolas Bordas   AND I WOULD ADD IN WAYS THAT ARE MUCH MORE HUMAN We must all view our unique creation as an act…
    - 15 Oct 13, 5:21pm -


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

Break the Frame

  • Say No to the Jerks – Be a Happiness Superhero
    You know that person at the office (or friends or family) who drives you nuts? They’re critical, snarky, and often downright nasty in a backhanded “who me?” kind of way. Oh, and they ruin your day on a regular basis. If you had any shot at happ…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 9:30am -
  • What If There Was a Magic Pill to Turn Around a Bad Day?
    I’m in New Jersey this week at my parent’s home, and it’s like I’m 16 again. There’s squabbling with my siblings, stress with my mom and, happily, lots of love too. It’s tough when multiple people move in for a few weeks, and although the…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Jul 16, 9:30am -
  • How To Make Life Interesting Again
    We’re having a big party in a few weeks with friends and family in America during one of our annual visits. For the past 12 months, I’ve been obsessing over the details which are a challenge given that I live roughly 10,500 miles away (16,900 km)…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 9:30am -
  • Forget Success, Think Satisfaction
    My client, Marc, and I had been working together for almost a year as he grew his business from an idea into a thriving consulting practice. At the start of every coaching conversation, I’d ask him for the agenda. This week’s was a surprise. “I…
    - 45 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 9:30am -
  • How to Get Through the Storm and Create a Fresh Start
    I live in the middle of nowhere. Well, to be more accurate, I live in the middle of a very large continent in the middle of the desert. It rarely rains and even the sight of clouds punctuating the blue sky is a rarity. When I first moved here, we had…
    - 52 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

  • 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…
    - 75 days ago, 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 -
  • I was 'one of the boys' and it made me a bitch
    The danger of the boys club is not the fact that there’s multiple men in one space, it goes code red when a girl becomes ‘one of the boys’. How do I know? Because I used to be the chosen one. I was one of the boys with a bunch of guys that I ab…
    - 6 Aug 14, 12:45pm -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • Ask Czarina Live Replay: How My Daughters Inspired My Last Livestream
    010021000010Last week, I shared my thoughts on the importance of speaking up when things have gone horribly wrong in society. I also shared that I would be hosting my “Black Out Show” as my first Ask Czarina Live after vacation. What I didn’t r…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 4:58pm -
  • Lift Every Voice: Why Now Is Not The Time To Be Quiet
    012071000020Many years ago, my parents enrolled me in a camp near my childhood home. The children that attended the camp were mostly black with a sprinkling of Latinos. Besides the usual water gun fights, outdoor sports and movies – I learned somet…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 1:26pm -
  • Detoxing and Affirmations: An Entrepreneur’s Promise
    000000000000Aristocracy of HR community, the time has come for your Czarina to take a break. In 2013, I started off my year by speaking about “introspection and execution” (see here for that post). I made some promises to myself and put some thin…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Jul 16, 11:30am -
  • There’s Nothing Kush-y About Marijuana Legalization: What Businesses Need To Know
    020130000010Marijuana Legalization has been a topic that evaded me until recently. I had no real interest in it. That was until I started watching a channel called Viceland on my Amazon TV. There is this very interesting show called ‘Weediquette’…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 16, 11:30am -
  • Plugging-In When Your Inspiration and Energy Takes a Timeout
    023031000110For at least the past two weeks, I have been beyond tired and uninspired to write anything new. I am not a fan of forcing myself to write when I’m not feeling it, so I decided to honor the space I have been in. To describe the feeling,…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 11:30am -
  • When There Are No Resources For Your “Human” Resources
    012031000010 I completely get that there are many businesses that continue to feel the pinch financially. With that “pinch” it requires cutbacks in certain areas and in some cases across the board. One of the areas I am seeing some less than reas…
    - 57 days ago, 2 Jun 16, 5:28pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Stop Trying to Disrupt Stuff and Get Business-As-Usual Right
    At a recent author’s talk at the University of Toronto, Joshua Gans opened discussion about his latest book ‘Disruption Dilemma’ by observing: “People now want to be called disruptive, even when what they are doing is not, and that is a probl…
    - 81 days ago, 10 May 16, 12:43am -
  • Mentorship and the So-Called “Entitled Generation”
    Happy Easter (or long weekend) to you! You can find me guest-posting at the EOList this week as part of a great Mentorship Month line-up. I  got  a little bit ranty about ‘millennials’ and mentorship. Check it out!   Image credit: Faye Cornish…
    - 25 Mar 16, 2:49am -
  • #HRPA2015: Why Your Organization Needs More Rebels, Heretics, and Weirdos
    What a whirlwind at the 2015 HRPA Annual Conference this week! On day one, following three keynotes, 2 sessions, lots of coffee, and two after-parties later, I arrived home with a brain full of ideas and an iPhone full of notes. Here’s my first pos…
    - 25 Jan 15, 5:07am -
  • HR: Organizational Cheerleader or Agony Aunt?
    Note: This post was my contribution to the crowd-sourced ebook This Time It’s Personnel: Humane Resourced 2. The brainchild of David D’Souza, HR pro, fellow contrarian, and spectacular blogger at 101 Half Connected Things, all proceeds from the s…
    - 22 Dec 14, 1:19pm -
  • I’m Back and Pre-Conference Blogging at LiveHR!
    Hello there! Season’s greetings to you. It’s no secret that I’ve taken a significant break from blogging here at Talent Vanguard in the past several months. Life got pretty busy in 2014 and I suddenly found myself chairing a committee which run…
    - 20 Dec 14, 8:33pm -
  • Networking is Dead. Long Live Networking!
    Those of us embroiled in the ‘war for talent’ often fail to appreciate that this ‘talent’ is made up of individuals fighting their own war for the job they want, or even just a foot in the door. This is the unique ugliness of our modern day l…
    - 24 Jul 14, 11:51am -

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

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

HR Bartender

  • newRecipes for #HR Success: Ethical Practice
    (Editor’s Note: This series is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you in the best position to succeed in…
    - 11 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:57am -
  • newYour Employees Want Quality Recognition [poll results]
    A couple of weeks ago, I asked you if it’s possible to recognize employees too much. This was in response to a comment I heard that employees never tire of praise. Here’s what you said about recognition at work: Honestly, we shouldn’t be surpri…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 8:57am -
  • Transforming Performance Management for Increased Agility
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad, a global leader in cloud-based talent management solutions. They were named a winner in HRO Today’s annual “TekTonic Awards for excellence in HRMS Suites.” Congrats…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 8:57am -
  • Make Your Brand MORE Than It Is Today
    One of my biggest takeaways from this year’s Great Place to Work Conference was the idea that organizations have one brand. It’s not about having a consumer brand and an employment brand. Organizations are using a singular brand to appeal to cust…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 16, 9:15am -
  • Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Summer Fun Edition
    I saw “Back to School” ads over the weekend and thought to myself, “How can school be starting again?! It just ended!” Reminds me of when I was on summer vacation as a kid. So I’m dedicating this post to the kid in all of us. “Winter is c…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jul 16, 8:57am -
  • Employment Laws: Where Employees Work or Live – Ask #HR Bartender
    We’ve answered questions before related to employment laws about giving notice and final paychecks. Today’s reader note offers a bit of a different twist. I work in Indiana but our company has a location in California. We have an employee who wor…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 16, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

  • new2 Proven Behaviors That Make Dumb Teams Smart
    Team intelligence, under the right conditions, exceeds the intelligence of individual team members. Many teams are dumber than their individual members. Corporate teams may be the dumbest of all. 5 questions to determine… Continue reading →
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 11:46am -
    I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak reades. Thanks to Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner for contributing this insightful post challenging the strengths myth. From the ancient literature… Con…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 11:07am -
    I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to Douglas R. Conant for contributing this insightful post on bringing goals to life. Many leaders understand the importance of des…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 12:03pm -
  • Are You a New Manager? Four Conversations You’ll Need to Master
    I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to Scott Blanchard for contributing this insightful post on four conversations new managers need to master. Sixty percent of new man…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 11:02am -
  • Leaders Say Things Others Won’t Say
    I have invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to John C. Maxwell for contributing this insightful post on saying things others won’t say. One of the… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 11:54am -
  • 4 Behaviors Account for 89% of Leadership Effectiveness
    Mckinsey research* suggests 4 leadership behaviors make the difference between strong and weak leadership. Top 20 Leadership Behaviors: Be supportive. Champion desired change. Clarify objectives, rewards, and consequences. Communicate prolifically an…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 16, 7:05pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager


  • 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 -
  • 5 Great HR Blogs you Should Follow
    So you are into the Human Resources field, maybe just entering into this exciting HR career (or as Michael Scott from the office describes HR as they “suck the air out of the room they walk into” .. lol, but that’s just Michael Scott), you migh…
    - 10 Apr 13, 8:12pm -
  • Virtual Workplace 4 Key Tools and Implementation Steps
    As we had defined earlier virtual workplaces and their types, and discussed also their advantages, challenges, as well as their future .. Today we continue this discussion shedding lights on the tools and implementation of virtual workplaces. In esse…
    - 27 Mar 13, 8:05pm -

HR Observations

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • My talk on Attracting Talent using #socialmedia at #SMDayPune
    30th June is celebrated as Social Media Day - and this year I was invited to talk about Social Media as a way to Attract and Engage Talent at The Social Media Day at Pune. The other speakers were Advertising legend Prahlad Kakar, Personal Branding ex…
    - 23 days ago, 6 Jul 16, 11:16am -
  • ‪#‎socialmedia‬ and ‪#‎employerbranding‬
    The folks at Workplace Insights interviewed me on the topic.You can read it online hereSome excerpts:Do you think the investment in employer branding actually gives valuable returns to an organization?Right now, nobody is tracking it. Once the invest…
    - 23 days ago, 6 Jul 16, 10:56am -
  • Am listed in the top 75 global HR blogs to follow in 2016
    So yesterday I got to know that my blog was amongst the top 75 HR blogs to follow in 2016 even though I haven't been blogging much. Am thankful to the folks at proven hope to be blogging a lot…
    - 11 Feb 16, 10:43am -
  • Moving from Flipkart on to a freelance role
    So the news is that I am moving on from Flipkart to consult with large companies and startups to help them help them articulate their employment branding message, strategy and channel ..Let me know at Twitter or LinkedIn If you want to talk to me abo…
    - 16 Nov 15, 1:13pm -
  • Reflections on @SHRMIndia's #SHRMI15 annual conference
    Last week I headed to Delhi as a member of the social media squad invited by SHRM India to attend their annual conference. The conference kicked off in style with a flashmob, singing "We are HR" (to the tune of "We will rock you") , and then was key…
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  • Attending #SHRMI15 24th-25th this week by @SHRMIndia
    Tonight I head over to Delhi to attend SHRM India's annual conference at Delhi on 24th and 25th.Looking forward to attending the talks by speakers like Dr TV Rao, one of the pioneers of HRD in India, G Ramkumar of ICICI Bank, Abhijit Bhaduri of Wipro…
    - 22 Sep 15, 9:35pm -

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

  • newDoing Something or Doing Nothing
    One of the most likely ways to fail at doing something is to do something. Doing something or doing nothing. Both choices can lead you to trouble or lead you to joy and both choices are an action.When you reflect on your day it will be hard to say y…
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  • All Minds Matter. Speak Your Mind. #BlackMindsMatter too
    “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius We can think what we want but always know it is your thoughts that make your life. Marcus Aurelius was a philosopher and Roman…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Jul 16, 4:54pm -
  • Work on your Illusion
    The ability to change without the reason for change takes discipline beyond the average person. Many people change because they have a catastrophe occur in their life (illness, death, major body change, life change etc.). In business, this shows up w…
    - 28 days ago, 1 Jul 16, 10:45pm -
  • Your Value On Snapchat is only good for 24 hours
    These days - your work can last as long as your Snapchat story, 24 hours...A couple weeks ago during a business trip to Seattle, I changed things up a bit and presented RACI with Oumar Traore (HireVue Global Talent Manager) on the Snapchat. Tune in…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 1:09pm -
  • Career Advice – Take Your Own Medicine
    The other day I had a talk with an ambitious businessman. He was all about helping other people in their careers but left little room to help himself. He felt cheated. Mr. Ambitious needs to take his own medicine. He should identify his leadership li…
    - 51 days ago, 8 Jun 16, 2:56pm -
  • Can you hustle like Mr. Miyagi?
    The term hustle is often used to describe someone with an ability to get things done with minimal resources. Many people think -hustling is "appearing busy" or "walking fast in the office" or "thinking while someone is speaking, instead of listening"…
    - 56 days ago, 3 Jun 16, 5:44pm -

Upstart HR

  • It’s Time to Break HR-Who’s With Me?
    Once you get into HR you’ll see. It sucks the life out of you and before long you’ll be like everyone else in HR–just hating your life and making it miserable for everyone else. That conversation with a friend prior to me taking my first HR job…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 16, 12:51pm -
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People: HR Edition
    Want to be a true HR leader within your business? Learn to influence others. When you think about it, there are few decisions that HR makes with ultimate authority. A significant portion of what we accomplish comes through the influence, coaching, an…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 1:27pm -
  • Looking for a Speaker for Your HR Event?
    I’ve had this question pop up from a few people I have met in recent weeks, so excuse the commercial if you’re not looking for a speaker for your event or to train your HR team… :-) I know from interacting with many of the readers of this blog…
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 16, 4:29pm -
  • Should Employees Give Notice When They Quit?
    I just wanted to say “thank you” for the last few years. I have enjoyed my work and appreciate the opportunity to contribute. As of today I am turning in my two week notice… Like you probably have, I have had multiple versions of that conversat…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Jul 16, 12:17pm -
  • Want to End Harassment? It’s a Culture Thing (#SHRM16)
    In case you missed it, there was a SHRM Conference Daily post this week with a very interesting headline. In short, the EEOC said that training doesn’t reduce discrimination. The logic behind the commentary had a few holes that I want to point ou…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 8:25pm -
  • #SHRM16: The ROI of Relationships
    I’m blessed again this year to be attending the SHRM Annual Conference. Yesterday I spoke with a friend that I haven’t seen at a SHRM event in a while. I asked him about what he was most looking forward to, and he had a quick response for me: the…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 12:20pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Home Remodeling, Moving To SaaS, And Life Lessons
    Familiar Vendor Is NO Excuse For Short-Cutting Due Diligence! In the last year, I’ve relearned a valuable lesson in vendor research, short-listing, evaluation, selection and management, and it’s been a very painful, expensive, and embarrassing le…
    - 30 days ago, 29 Jun 16, 7:01pm -
  • Annual Reprise — Father’s Day Thoughts: Remembering Jack Samuel Bloom
    [When I wrote the original version of this post for Father’s Day 2010, I never planned to update and then reprise this post annually. But as each Father’s Day approaches, my sense of loss increases. With no family members of my father’s genera…
    - 42 days ago, 17 Jun 16, 1:55pm -
  • Grand Passion Is Essential To Both Great Wine And Enterprise Software
    Hunter Valley, Australia Ron and I spent mid-Feb to mid-March 2016 traveling in New Zealand and Australia, spending most of our time visiting with much-loved friends in both countries who we see far less often than we’d like. Although we have tons…
    - 2 Apr 16, 6:00pm -
  • From Human Resource Management To Worker Management Or ???
    If you’ve read even a few of my posts, then you know I focus pretty consistently on an issue that lurks, quietly but dangerously, waiting to sabotage our best efforts to achieve improved organizational outcomes through improved workforce performanc…
    - 14 Feb 16, 8:18pm -
  • Workday’s 2015 Tech Summit: What Hasn’t Been Reported Widely Enough
    There’s been a ton of great coverage out of Workday’s 2015 Tech Summit, a preliminary list of which I’ve included below and to which I’ll add as others bring their coverage to my attention. But having attended this well-run event and after r…
    - 31 Dec 15, 2:12am -
  • A Bloom’s Christmas: Inventory Management And Retail Retold
    [I’ll get back to writing about #EnSW, especially #HRtech, right after the New Year, but my recent strolls down memory lane have been part of my celebrations and reflections on turning 70, something you only get to do once. I also hope to make a lo…
    - 20 Dec 15, 4:27pm -

HR Success Guide

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

  • newEmotions in the Virtual Workplace
    In my recent article on cyborgs I wrote about the fact that, far from constraining our humanity, tech will release and expand it. This generated a lot of interest and people have been asking me for more practical examples. One of the more tangible ex…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 7:43am -
  • newBuilding the Homocracy
    If we are to build a future of work that is human, our approach to organisational structure and job design needs to change. How many times have we heard the mantra that we must design structures and roles across abstract need, not individuals? Why wo…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 7:46am -
  • The Cyborgs Will Be More Human Than Us
    Is the future of work going to be determined by the rise of the machines? Is the development of artificial intelligence going to leave us humans as redundant fleshy blobs? Or is it the case that, far from reducing the importance of humanity, the tech…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 10:11am -
  • Encountering the ‘other’ at work
    A copy of my article on encountering the ‘other’ at work that was published last week over at In the lead up to the EU Referendum in the UK this week, we have heard people claiming that, despite the polls, we are headin…
    - 31 days ago, 29 Jun 16, 7:38am -
  • Questions for Collective Bargaining in 2016
    In the same week that the University & College Union (UCU) have gone out on a two day national strike, Jeremy Corbyn has restated his support for a move to collective pay bargaining in the Civil Service. But how do we balance the value of ‘strength…
    - 64 days ago, 26 May 16, 10:49am -
  • Christmas Trees and Hourglasses
      We know that the requirement for skills is changing in organisations, but what does this mean for traditional organisational shapes and career progression? The image that we always used to use for organisations was the Christmas tree. With a singl…
    - 17 Mar 16, 8:13am -

Thinking About Learning

  • I’m a cisgender, binary, Indian, heterosexual male and here’s why that matters
    I haven’t been writing too much about L&D and the world of work lately. In fact, the writing bug has kind of gone away from me. I’m far more concerned at the moment about how there are many people in society who are struggling in dealing with the…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Jul 16, 4:47pm -
  • Grace and humanity
    Last week, I gave an Ignite talk for the inaugural Disrupt HR London event organised by Katrina Collier. I like the Ignite format because it forces you to have to be clear about your message, your story has to be tight and you are forced to think abo…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Jul 16, 8:02am -
  • I will stand for inclusion. I will stand against intolerance.
    Today, I am morose. More so than the riots we had across the UK in 2011. At the time of the riots I couldn’t understand how to help those who felt actively disaffected by the changes the government was sweeping onto them. Today, the UK has voted to…
    - 35 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 1:24pm -
  • The Innocuity of HR Blogging
    A few weeks back I was at the Social Age Safari learning about all things social, learning, change and leadership. In one of the breakout sessions, there was a call to talk about blogging, how do people start, what should they write about, that kind…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Jun 16, 1:16pm -
  • Open conversations about diversity at conferences
    It’s a tough one, and there are no right or wrong answers. There are questionable questions, and questionable answers. Sometimes we can respond with absolute brilliance, grace, respect and inclusion. At others times we can respond with ill thought,…
    - 67 days ago, 23 May 16, 4:21pm -
  • Delivering a new kind of L&D
    I’ve been heading up a project for the organisation to work towards achieving 100% completion of appraisals (inclusive of review, objectives and PDP). It’s a tough target to achieve, and was set by the board so highlights the seriousness that is…
    - 73 days ago, 17 May 16, 1:00pm -

T Recs

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

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn.
    While I’m generally pretty good at reading the M&A market in the HR Technology space, I admit that the announcement that venerable tech titan Microsoft was acquiring LinkedIn took me, like many in the industry, by complete surprise.  It is not an…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 8:41am -
  • 10 Things Only People Who Write Recruiting Related Content Will Understand.
    This is seriously just a bunch of .gifs. Reading it will make you dumber. OK, we warned you.
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 6:17pm -
  • Head of the Class: The Diversity Double Standard.
    “Me move to Stockton, him fed him monster, I can’t live here no more. Sip holy water, turned working people into the working poor. Well I keep on knocking; I keep on knocking but I can’t get in.” – Fantastic Negrito, The Working Poor Every…
    - 45 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 3:33pm -
  • Observations on Job Aggregation.
    By now, I’m sure you saw the “big news” that Simply Hired was shutting down effective June 26. If you’re like 99.99% of the American population, your initial reaction was, “what the hell is a Simply Hired?” The fact of the matter is, th…
    - 52 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 3:55pm -
  • Must Be The Money.
    When I was recruiting, the biggest lie I ever told candidates was that salary is dependent upon experience. If you ever see anything to the ‘DOE’ throwaway in a job ad, or if you ever hear a hiring manager or recruiter answer your comp question w…
    - 59 days ago, 31 May 16, 2:55pm -
  • Why “Employee Engagement” Is The Successories Poster of HR.
    Employee engagement is one of those perpetual trending topics in HR and recruiting, probably because for years now, pundits and practitioners alike still haven’t figured out how to confront what seems to be a fairly endemic case of malaise and apa…
    - 78 days ago, 12 May 16, 5:00pm -

HR Remix

  • Five Signs You Are Not Ready to Be A Manager
    Today’s post comes to us from Helen Sabell. She works for the College for Adult Learning, and is passionate about lifelong learning. She has designed, developed and authored many workplace leadership and training programs, both in Australia and ove…
    - 51 days ago, 8 Jun 16, 11:30am -
  • Wearable Technology At Work
      If it seems like everyone is wearing a Fitbit or a smart watch, you aren’t completely imagining it.  According to a recent report, 21 million items were sold in the wearable technology category (Pebble, Fitbit, smart watch, etc;) in 2014 and th…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Jun 16, 10:30am -
  • A Decade In #HR: I Have No Impact

    - 86 days ago, 4 May 16, 11:15am -
  • The Rise of A.I.
    You, awesome HR professional, probably think that robots are pretty far removed from your day-to-day existence.  You probably think that there is no possible way you could ever be replaced by a robot.  Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role as Terminator p…
    - 88 days ago, 2 May 16, 12:00pm -
  • A Decade in #HR : If You Don’t Have This Quality You Are Useless
      I was updating my LI profile the other night and realized that I have been in HR for over TEN years.  A decade in a profession that can be incredibly rewarding, frustrating and sometimes soul-crushing all in the same day.   Over the last decade,…
    - 20 Apr 16, 11:30am -
  • Carnival of HR – Post-Primary Hangover Edition
    In an early preview of November’s presidential battle, excuse me, election, I voted yesterday in Ohio’s presidential primaries. Now, depending on last night’s outcome you might have a political hangover (it’s only March?) or are trying to fig…
    - 16 Mar 16, 12:30pm -

101 Half Connected Things

  • 1 in 4 chance of being British. 
    That’s my grandfather. Bill Fox from Bolton.He married Frieda Thomas from Pembrokeshire.  My grandmother on the other side was Elizabeth Thorburn from Cardiff.  My grandfather, however, was Francis D’Souza and came from a India, more specifical…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 6:57am -
  • Rigging your review: this works and it shouldn’t
    It’s always handy to know how to rig or beneficially influence a process. Especially if you work in HR and you want things to be fair. So here is a list of things that people should watch out for their colleagues doing. And if you run the process i…
    - 47 days ago, 13 Jun 16, 6:50am -
  • Dragnet, Being Naked and Politics.
    (Yeah, it’s a Brexit one, it’s about the debate around Brexit. My only publicly expressed view on the Brexit decision remains that it’s very important) . There’s a crucial debate going on at the moment, except that there really isn’t. Or to…
    - 54 days ago, 6 Jun 16, 5:55am -
  • Organisational veneer – Scratch the surface
    The thin veneer that both organisations and people maintain vexes me. It gets my goat. It is a bugbear. An annoyance. A useless distraction from and distortion of truth. What happens when we scratch it? I’m sure we all manage our reputations to a d…
    - 58 days ago, 2 Jun 16, 6:52am -
  • Do a #RIGBY – A Different Performance Review
    If you are watching Silicon Valley then you will know about #RIGBY. If you aren’t then you should watch Silicon Valley. #RIGBY stands for ‘Richard is great, but y’ know’ and is a shorthand used by the characters for skipping the bit where we…
    - 66 days ago, 25 May 16, 6:46am -
  • Values and Moments of Truth
    I’m sitting opposite a distressed gentleman who is on the phone. He is demanding the name of the person on the other end of the phone line in the contact centre that he is tied up with. It’s his fifth call to try and resolve an issue. He says the…
    - 88 days ago, 3 May 16, 6:33am -

Switch and Shift

  • newToxic Managers: How to Deal with Horrible Bosses [Infographic]
    Thanks to this infographic prepared by GetVoIP, you can learn to better recognize the eight most common types of toxic managers. Perhaps more important, you'll learn what you can do to lessen their impact on your job experience, productivity, and gen…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:00pm -
  • new6 Productivity Apps to Achieve Success in Business
    There are many factors that lead to achieving success in business. In today’s world, with all of the wonderful technology available at our fingertips, certain apps built for productivity help us achieve meaningful, lasting success. Today, we will t…
    - 10 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 10:00am -
  • newFive Overlooked Ways to Purposefully Create Workplace Optimism
    If you want to achieve greater business results, and help people feel more fulfilled and happy with their work, you need to intentionally create workplace optimism. Not the warm-and-fuzzy, puppies-butterflies-and-rainbows kind of optimism, but the ki…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 10:00am -
  • newLeadership That Triggers Employee Success Right Before Your Eyes!
    Culture is a by-product of leadership. However, the challenge is for local leadership to believe in, and embrace emotionally intelligent leadership as a style, and not as a soft skill. It can’t be turned on, and turned off when the mood suits you…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 12:00pm -
  • newDon’t Copy Hubspot’s Culture Code Slide Deck
    Companies now tell me their prospective customers ask about the culture. They want to know what it’s like to do business with you before they pull the trigger. So okay, a deck that clarifies your culture is useful, but don’t copy Hubspot’s. You…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 10:00am -
  • Great Leaders Aren’t Superheroes: They Create Them
    The idea of great leaders acting as superheroes is typical for 20th-century-management model thinking, starting from the assumption that organizational complexity needs to be governed through systems of command and control and that being a ‘good ma…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 10:00am -

Leadership Freak

  • new2 Proven Behaviors That Make Dumb Teams Smart
    Team intelligence, under the right conditions, exceeds the intelligence of individual team members. Many teams are dumber than their individual members. Corporate teams may be the dumbest of all. 5 questions to determine… Continue reading →
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 11:46am -
    I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak reades. Thanks to Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner for contributing this insightful post challenging the strengths myth. From the ancient literature… Con…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 11:07am -
    I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to Douglas R. Conant for contributing this insightful post on bringing goals to life. Many leaders understand the importance of des…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 12:03pm -
  • Are You a New Manager? Four Conversations You’ll Need to Master
    I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to Scott Blanchard for contributing this insightful post on four conversations new managers need to master. Sixty percent of new man…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 11:02am -
  • Leaders Say Things Others Won’t Say
    I have invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to John C. Maxwell for contributing this insightful post on saying things others won’t say. One of the… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 11:54am -
  • 4 Behaviors Account for 89% of Leadership Effectiveness
    Mckinsey research* suggests 4 leadership behaviors make the difference between strong and weak leadership. Top 20 Leadership Behaviors: Be supportive. Champion desired change. Clarify objectives, rewards, and consequences. Communicate prolifically an…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 16, 7:05pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newStories and Strategies from Real Life: 7/29/16
    Some of the best learning happens when you read stories about real people and real companies. Read them for ideas, for lessons, and inspiration. This week’s stories and strategies from real life are about Ecolab...
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 6:00pm -
  • newDon’t read another leadership book
    Here’s a news flash. The worst leaders aren’t bad because they don’t know what they should do. Great leaders aren’t great because they read the most books. You’re judged based on what you do. So before you...
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 6:00pm -
  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 7/27/16
    Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any...
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 6:00pm -
  • By and About Leaders: 7/26/16
    I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn’t studying “leadership” at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try...
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 6:00pm -
  • Business Book Classic: Moments of Truth
    For a long time, we didn’t have to worry about business book “classics” because there just weren’t that many business books. Today gazillions of business books are published every year. Some are great, others...
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 6:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • Why you need a smile file
    I had a really crappy day. A real bummer of a day. A terrible, no-good day. Someone said some really mean things to me and had me second guessing what kind of employee/recruiter/hr professional/person I am. Lucky me I have some wonderful co-workers a…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 10:43am -
  • Dying HR
    If it’s only an HR initiative, it will die. If it’s only an HR initiative, it will die. it. will. die. I was taken aback when a very seasoned HR professional shared this phrase with me recently. Not so much because its a true or false statement,…
    - 30 days ago, 29 Jun 16, 11:48am -
  • The Fortune is in the Follow-Up (#SHRM16)
    In networking marketing we have a phrase that fuels everything we do: “The fortune is in the follow-up.” Basically when we say this we are encouraging our teammates or down-line to follow-up with prospects, don’t let the conversation or the int…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 4:09pm -
  • Quick Guide to Tuesday at #SHRM16
    Conference wraps up tomorrow afternoon, but there’s still plenty to see and do! So what can you look forward to today? Here’s a quick list! Immediately after general session you can catch a pop up session right outside the exit of general session…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 12:56pm -
  • HRs role in the skills gap
    Day 2 of #SHRM16 is underway and I’m hearing a lot of good things and seeing some fun takeaways via social media for all levels of HR professionals. Mike Rowe and Alan Mulally killed it yesterday at the opening session-I never thought a story about…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 3:50pm -
  • I’m ready for #SHRM16
    Are you? I am ready to get to DC and see some of my friends and get some running done in my favorite place in just a couple of days! So here’s all the things I’m doing in the 11th hour to get ready: Download #SHRM16 app Add sessions to app Add b…
    - 42 days ago, 18 Jun 16, 3:48am -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • The Single Most Important Lesson I've Learned
    When I graduated college I was so incredibly pumped to get a "real job". Some of my friends struggled to find purpose, but I loved working! I was the first to show up to work and the last to leave. I volunteered for new assignments and always partici…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 2:49pm -
  • Employee Engagement: Behind The Curtain
    It started with a lamp... a logo-ed lamp....The guys who used to sell class rings out of the trunks of their cars began imprinting corporate logos to belt buckles as a side business. If you performed well, you got a trophy, literally. People apprecia…
    - 43 days ago, 16 Jun 16, 7:47pm -
  • In Commencement
    To The Class of 2016 -As the world changes you will see opportunity before you and come to understand that YOU can change the world.There may be things in your mind that seem overwhelmingly important at the moment, they may not be. The minute you wal…
    - 71 days ago, 19 May 16, 6:45pm -
  • The Real Crux of Our Conversation
    "One's greatest fear in professional life is to be in a position of having energy and ambition but no applicable skills" - Anonymous I have the good fortune of working with people of every age: I coach kids, counsel college men and interact professi…
    - 79 days ago, 11 May 16, 5:22pm -
  • Will They Miss You When You're Gone?
    Remember the scene from Jerry Maguire when he leaves his former employer with an inspired speech confronting the firms lack of integrity? ... and as soon as he walks out the door everyone gets right back to work."Everyone is Important, No One is Irre…
    - 20 Apr 16, 1:48pm -
  • Without This, Success is Impossible
    Every day, we contemplate the best way in which to engage our employees and the metrics to determine the effective nature of the aforementioned.Should we do a survey, pay for a study or ask an expert for their insight on Best Practices?We strive to d…
    - 5 Apr 16, 7:22pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • newDMEC Conference Focuses on Leaves and Reasonable Accommodation
    Last week, the Disability Management Employer Coalition held its annual conference in New Orleans. The conference focused on how employers can bring individuals with disabilities into the workplace and manage their needs once they are hired. In our v…
    - 23 hours ago, 28 Jul 16, 8:29pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm.  Last week, several blogs discussed what employers can do to limit the effect of the game on the workplace.  HR Morning advised looking at information technology and social media policies to make sure that t…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 3:42pm -
  • Managing Politics and Social Issues at Work
    This is a time of intense politics and troubling news.  The headlines – and the strong feelings they generate – inevitably affect the workplace.  Managers and HR professionals often end up moderating political arguments and consoling employees…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 16, 8:17pm -
  • That is SO last week
    The combined topics of Facebook and race were in the news last week. A Pennsylvania judge ruled that an employee’s personal Facebook page laced with race-based stereotypes could be used to impeach her in her lawsuit, which alleged she was subjec…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 7:31pm -
  • Busting Employment Law Myths
    Employment lawyers get to hear lots of great stories and lots of client opinions.  That’s part of why we love our jobs.  Many of the stories describe goofy or inappropriate employee behavior – and some include goofy or inappropriate employer r…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 6:44pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, former FOX News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment suit against her boss, Roger Ailes.  Ms. Carlson’s complaint makes a number of allegations, including quid pro quo harassment, and was filed against Mr. Ailes individual…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 2:56pm -

What Goes Around

  • Are These The Right Things?
    I am a member of a Facebook group called New Business : Next Steps, run by Ann Hawkins and Ed Goodman, authors of an excellent book by the same name. Ann often bookends our working week with some good questions about what we’d like to achieve, and…
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 16, 10:52am -
  • Who Said That?
    Disrupt HR is an event made up of short form Ignite talks, and while the talk format is very popular and increasingly common, yesterday’s session was the first time a series of talks like this were offered under the Disrupt HR banner in London. I…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jun 16, 7:45am -
  • Leading People In A Disrupted World
    This blog post is based around a talk titled ‘Leading People In A Disrupted World’, given by Lucy Adams at the PPMA summit in Birmingham, on June 23rd 2016. Lucy Adams used to be HR Director at The BBC, then this happened. In her post BBC world,…
    - 32 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 7:48am -

The Social HR Connection

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

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Monica Fochtman on the “Paul”Cast… What I wish I had been told…
    Are you taking responsibility for your own engagement at work? Are you the craftsperson of your own happiness? It seems from what we read today that companies own employee engagement and employee happiness. But not so fast says Monica Fochtman, Ph.D.…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 1:17pm -
  • Take me to the pilot… Good Incentive Design
    Incentive programs are sometimes more art than science. I think that is due to a variety of studies that contradict each other and gurus who do the same. That tension creates “gray” areas and they get filled with the “art” part of the design.…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 12:13pm -
  • Ray Zinn on the “Paul”Cast… What I wish I had been told…
    As I got ready to upload this podcast I noticed just how long it has been since my last post. I am embarrassed! Chaulk it up to being busy – which also equates to better business. I can attest – there is an uptick in the economy. And speaking of…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 2:01pm -
  • How To REALLY Design an Incentive To Drive Behavior
    There are no shortages of people telling you how to get things done at work. I’m one of them. There is, however,  a shortage of people who will HONESTLY tell you how to get things done at work. Too often advice on the internet is buried deep insid…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 12:19pm -
  • Webinar Alert – Fistful of Talent, Recruiting, Awesomeness!
    I love my FOT tribe… we get to talk about weird and wonderful stuff associated with HR. And we get to talk to interesting people when we do webinars and videos. Heads up – another great FOT webinar is coming your way… Jobvite, Kris Dunn and Daw…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 11:55am -
  • Drew Hawkins on the “Paul”Cast… What I wish I had been told…
    Back behind the microphone with Drew Hawkins. Drew is someone I met about 8 years ago as I was just firing up a single practitioner consulting service and we was working in Chicago at a semi-competitor. We were both banging the social media drum for…
    - 45 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 12:35pm -

HR Warrior

  • Overtime Rule Published
    The DOL has published the long awaited overtime rule and it's effective date is December 1st of this year.  Read more here:
    - 72 days ago, 18 May 16, 10:43am -
  • 10 Tips for Managing Conflict at Work or Home
    In honor of the GFWC ILLINOIS annual conference at the President Lincoln Hotel here in Springfield, IL today and tomorrow, I thought I would put my suggestions in writing for future reference. I am honored to be asked to speak on Conflict although li…
    - 78 days ago, 12 May 16, 4:12pm -
  • Highlights from 2015
    Well, it's time once again for reflection, documentation, and most importantly improvement.  I have personally had quite a hectic year.  Actually, it's been a couple hectic years with the loss of three of my four family members of origin (dad, brot…
    - 6 Feb 16, 1:42am -
  • Getting What You Want in the Workplace
    Here is the direct link on the Women Of HR blogsite:
    - 20 Nov 15, 11:46am -
  • Bereavement Leave Flexibility Fail
    Although difficult to write and dedicated to my brother Donald Rogers Jr., this piece is a must read for all managers who have 3-5 day bereavement leave policies in their workplace.…
    - 16 Oct 15, 1:59pm -
  • State of Union Membership in Illinois
    This morning, I was interviewed by WTAX talk radio about the title above.  This coming the morning after Governor Bruce Rauner’s AFSCME arbitration veto failed in the Illinois House and as we approach the Labor Day weekend which was initially star…
    - 4 Sep 15, 3:23pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • Traditions
    Like many of you in the United States, I attended fireworks with my family over this Fourth of July weekend. This prompted discussion among us about previous holidays and the traditions that accompany them. My wife reminisced about watching fireworks…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Jul 16, 12:57pm -
  • Difficult to fill?
    There is more talk at this year’s SHRM Annual Conference about recruiting difficulties than there has been during my previous visits to this conference. We 1st heard about this from the perspective of Mike Rowe. He pointed out that we … Continue…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 3:54pm -
  • What I am looking forward to at #SHRM16

    - 42 days ago, 17 Jun 16, 11:40am -
  • Confessions of a serial SHRM speaker
      Many people know Karl Ahlrichs after seeing him speak at local, state, and national SHRM events. For all but 2 of the last 20 years, Karl has been a fixture at SHRM Annual Conferences and returns to Washington DC … Continue reading →
    - 50 days ago, 9 Jun 16, 10:02pm -
  • It’s a classic
    When this question was originally posted, I figured it would be an easy one for me to answer. However, as forced reflection is apt to make us do, I found myself considering and reconsidering the answer. Music is an essential … Continue reading →
    - 11 Mar 16, 2:24pm -
  • Week 4 reflection question
    This week’s question is relatively straightforward and a bit personal in nature. Is there a song, piece of music, or sound that you rely on for inspiration? My #HRMusicShare friends should have some great answers for this one!  
    - 8 Mar 16, 11:49am -

A Leading Perspective

  • Does this country need more HR professionals?

    - 14 days ago, 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…
    - 39 days ago, 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…
    - 40 days ago, 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…
    - 42 days ago, 17 Jun 16, 9:43pm -
  • Open Fire
    Tomorrow would have been my mother’s 74th birthday. Nearly every year, I post something to honor her, whether it be here on the blog or via another medium. I woke up today thinking of my dear mother. Lots of things crossed my sleepy mind such as h…
    - 47 days ago, 13 Jun 16, 3:31am -
  • National in our Nation’s Capital
    SHRM16!! It’s right around the corner! Are you going? If so, have you thought about how you’re going to go about it? I know that seems odd but trust me on this one, if you’re going to a national conference of this size, you need to think about…
    - 47 days ago, 13 Jun 16, 2:28am -