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  • newEp 24 – Judge Rules to Include Overtime in Holiday Pay
    Welcome to the new Workology Go Podcast. In just under five minutes, we get you the HR and workplace news you need before you start your day. Get ready, get set and go with the Workology Go Podcast....Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 20 hours ago, 9 Jul 19, 2:12pm -
  • newHow to Improve Efficiency in Your Business
    When it comes to running a business, processes and systems can always be improved, no matter how smoothly your company is running. Whether it’s a project that gets delayed or unproductive meetings,...Workology is the art and science of work, HR a…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 2:17pm -
  • Ep 23 – Your Blockchain in HR Guide In Just 5 Minutes
    Welcome to the new Workology Go Podcast. In just under five minutes, we get you the HR and workplace news you need before you start your day. Get ready, get set and go with the Workology Go Podcast....Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 2:12pm -
  • How the Right HR Tech Can Make Hiring Easier
    A question I often get from business owners and high-level executives is how they can use technology to improve their hiring process. The good news is that there is HR software at every level of what...Workology is the art and science of work, HR a…
    - 9 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 2:17pm -
  • Ep 22 – How Successful People Stay Calm
    Welcome to the new Workology Go Podcast. In just under five minutes, we get you the HR and workplace news you need before you start your day. Get ready, get set and go with the Workology Go Podcast....Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 13 days ago, 27 Jun 19, 5:17pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

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

Micheal Vandervort

  • Caregiving and Work
    I’m in Florida dealing with elder care issues this week. If you are looking for something to add to your employee offerings, talking to people about the realities of elder care in today’s society and offering some benefits seems like a ripe oppor…
    - 47 days ago, 24 May 19, 3:10pm -
  • HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years!
    HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years! Did you know that HR Florida is celebrating their 40th-anniversary event in Orlando next week?  It’s not too late to register.  That’s amazing.   I’m a huge fan of HR Florida, the state chapter for SHRM. …
    - 22 Aug 18, 4:20pm -
  • The #SHRM18 Podcast Extravaganza @DriveThruHR
    Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast (part two) Podcast sponsored by CUE Inc.  and ClearCompany On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team…
    - 14 Jun 18, 9:31pm -
  • Questions and Answers in Difficult Times
    Questions and Answers in Difficult Times  I’ve been thinking about questions and answers a lot the last few days.  I’ll come back to that point in a bit. SHRM has C-suite level executives as keynote speakers at their National Conference and Exp…
    - 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast
      Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM Nat…
    - 20 Mar 18, 7:51pm -
  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • What Happens When “Leadership Development” is a Buzzword
    While our services cover the entire employee life cycle, from recruiting to compliance to performance management (and everything in between), I spend my days in leadership development and employee training. I firmly believe the sooner an organization…
    - 14 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 1:00pm -
  • Thursday in the Trenches- Meet Small Business HR Leader Stephanie Hammerwold
    This month our Thursday in the Trenches focuses on a Small Business HR Leader I’ve had the pleasure to work with one on one on the recruitment side of HR as one of our clients. Stephanie Hammerwold has been with Arcules for the past year and half a…
    - 20 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 1:00pm -
  • What Small Businesses Should Include on Every Job Posting
    Most job postings look exactly the same. A short paragraph about the company, a brief summary of the job opening and then a laundry list of job duties. Job seekers eyes become so accustomed to the format, that they skim every posting to see if they f…
    - 28 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 1:00pm -
  • Three Ways to Get Feedback from Employees That Aren’t Engagement Surveys
    Things that make small businesses unique and present opportunities at the same time present challenges. Being small can be both a blessing and a curse, like many things in life. One area that small businesses often struggle is in getting valuable fee…
    - 35 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 1:00pm -
  • How HR Can Use Empowerment to be Seen as a Business Partner
    For a while now, HR practitioners have lamented over the fact that other leaders in their organization do not see or treat them as true business partners. They cite this as the reason that they can not implement more strategic HR initiatives because…
    - 42 days ago, 29 May 19, 1:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • Walking Towards Futility: A Wellness Fail
    It seems there is nothing that brings HR professionals as much joy as rolling out tortuous physical activities for unwitting employees in the name of “Wellness.” There are companies that, in the quest to promote healthy lifestyles (aka “lower h…
    - 50 days ago, 21 May 19, 1:15pm -
  • Global Human Capital Trends Report – 2019
    Last week Deloitte released the 2019 Global Human Capital Trends report. It’s always a must read for me and I strongly encourage other HR leaders and those involved in the talent/people space to take a look. Last year, Deloitte described the rise o…
    - 86 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 2:35pm -
  • Hiring Henchmen, Underlings, and Evil Minions
    The other week, without much else going on, Mr. S. and I settled down on the couch and watched a marathon of James Bond movies. (editorial note: I never liked Pierce Brosnan in the role and, IMO, Roger Moore was the absolute worst.) As always, when w…
    - 18 Mar 19, 12:16pm -
  • Company Values: Not the Same as It Ever Was
    I have, over the course of time, participated in and/or facilitated numerous activities designed to create, define and encapsulate company “Mission, Vision & Values.”  Quite often, because some training facilitator settled on a way to approach t…
    - 5 Mar 19, 1:15pm -
  • There’s So Much Work Yet to be Done – #BlackBlogsMatter
    There was an alarming, sickening and, sadly, not surprising story that hit the news last week; a lawsuit has been filed against General Motors (GM) in which 8 workers outline allegations of racist behavior, threats and intimidation in the workplace.…
    - 21 Jan 19, 1:50pm -

HR Tech Girl

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

PeopleGoal Blog

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

The Savage Truth

  • newHow to crush your credibility as a leader in 5 seconds. And you do it!
    This is how you destroy your credibility as a leader. Lose respect. And undermine motivation. And we are all guilty of this — me for sure. You too. It’s the one leadership trait that will erode trust and destroy morale. Please don’t do it. (2 m…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 8:10pm -
  • Savage Sell Masterclass UK. 200 signed up already!
    Savage Sell Sophisticated selling for the Modern Recruiter Over 200 UK recruiters signed up already! Don’t miss out This series of half-day master classes will be held in September 2019,  in London, Manchester and Glasgow. These will likely be  s…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 4:58am -
  • The two questions you must ask at every client meeting
    The client meeting is a golden moment of truth in our business. And so many recruiters screw up that opportunity. Often by talking too much and not asking the smart questions. I should know. I have done over 2,000 client meetings, many of the early o…
    - 16 days ago, 24 Jun 19, 9:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – What Resilience In Recruitment Really Means
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘What Resilience In Recruitment Really…
    - 23 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 8:01pm -
  • ‘Burn-out’ – and why recruiters really leave Agencies.
    What causes ‘burn-out’ and why people fail and leave. The management skill that will reverse high staff turnover and drive retention and productivity. (Less than three minutes) • Why we have high staff turnover in recruitment. • People leave…
    - 30 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 8:23pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – When The Client Is Talking, You Are Selling!
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘When The Client Is Talking, You Are S…
    - 44 days ago, 27 May 19, 9:28pm -

HR Ringleader

  • newColoring Outside the Lines: Deconstructing Talent Best Practices to Find What Really Works
    Best practices.  Does the phrase make your eyes light up at the possibilities, or do you cringe at the thought of just taking someone else’s strategy and shoe-horning it into your organizational culture?  Either way, there are some lessons to b…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 2:10pm -
  • Time Out: Are You Living Well?
    As I write this, I am enjoying some time outdoors. It’s in these quiet, alone moments that I reflect on who I am, where I am, and choices I make. Although I still have so much to learn, I have reached the point I no Read More ...
    - 23 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 2:04pm -
  • Busting HR Technology Implementation Myths
    Have you ever been tasked with making a technology selection for your organization, then leading that implementation? For many HR leaders, this scenario plays out at some point in their career. I’ve long said that this is not something that HR prof…
    - 31 Mar 19, 11:01pm -
  • The Root of the Productivity Gap
    For as long as I can remember, organizations have been trying to find ways to increase the productivity of employees.  A number of tactics have been used including measurement and tracking, incentives, engagement plans, self-imposed targets and mor…
    - 20 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • How Optimizing Staff Scheduling Benefits Your Organization
    Inside fast-paced workplaces, many leaders are challenged with optimizing staff scheduling. While there are still companies managing staff scheduling manually, most are using automated staff scheduling solutions. While there are many reasons for the…
    - 4 Mar 19, 12:00pm -

People Equation

  • newWhich Stay Interview Questions Work Best?
    This sponsored post is shared with you by Dick Finnegan, CEO of C-Suite Analytics and THE Expert on Stay Interviews. An in-demand speaker and top-selling author, Dick travels the world speaking about Trust and Leadership and has authored five books o…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 3:17pm -
  • Are Leaders Who Coach Lazy?
    As the parent of two teens, I’ve become quite accustomed to The Eye Roll. This ocular straining happens most often when I request a previously agreed upon task be completed by said teen. Me: “Hey, it’s time to empty the trash. Trash pick up is…
    - 49 days ago, 22 May 19, 10:30am -
  • People Equation Named Top 25 HR Blog for 2019
    So here’s a fun tidbit I just learned – BambooHR recently named The People Equation blog a Top 25 HR blog for 2019 in the “management” category. They wrote, “Jennifer V. Miller has centered her career on the people elements of business and…
    - 51 days ago, 20 May 19, 10:30am -
  • Lessons from the Farm Book Review
    I grew up in a farming community along the shores of Lake Michigan in the American Midwest. My grandparents were farmers. And although my folks didn’t farm, I spent a fair amount of time on my Grandpa V’s farm. Especially the summer of my 13th ye…
    - 63 days ago, 8 May 19, 10:30am -
  • Stand Up-Sit Down Meeting Energizer
    If you’ve ever hosted a day-long meeting or workshop, you know that even the best gatherings sometimes experience a dip in energy.  To reboot the vigor in the conference room, here’s a quick and easy  meeting energizer that helps revitalize peo…
    - 79 days ago, 22 Apr 19, 10:30am -
  • How to Avoid Getting Sucked Into Needless Activity
    There’s no shortage of important work to do – both at home and in your job. So, the last thing you want tossed your way is unnecessary work. Nobody likes needless activity, right? But this is easier said than done. I’m sure you can easily recal…
    - 86 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newShould You Measure a Candidate’s Desire to Work For You in Response Time?
    I have expectations as a leader in my organizations for other employees who are in a leadership position in my company. One of those expectations is, if I call or text you on off hours, weekends, vacations, etc., for something that is urgent to the b…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 12:55pm -
  • You Can Love America and Not be a Racist
    I had a big learning recently. Might seem like a pretty obvious thing for me, but I really didn’t understand how it was shaping my thought process. Politically, right now in our country, we’re a mess. You can actually love America and being an Am…
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 12:55pm -
  • The First Gay Person I Ever Met. #Pride
    June was Pride month and as it wrapped up on Sunday I was loving all the pictures on my social feeds from New York and really all over the world. It really made me think about why I’m an Ally for this community. Where did it all start? I was in sev…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 12:55pm -
  • The Worst HR Advice I’ve Ever Given to an Employee
    A few days ago this thought came to me: “What is the worst advice I’ve ever given anyone?’  Usually, in a case like this the first thing you think of is usually correct!  In my case, I came up with a number of things right away, none of which…
    - 9 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 12:55pm -
  • Every HR and TA Tech Vendor Should Go To @SHRM National for this One Reason! #SHRM
    I absolutely love going to the SHRM National Conference.  I’ve been 8 out of the last 9 years. I’ve spoken at many. I’ve been a part of the blogger team at many. I’ve had real conversations with real HR and Talent pros at every single one. I…
    - 12 days ago, 28 Jun 19, 12:55pm -
  • How can a HR vendor standout in a sea of competition? #SHRM19
    Just flying back from the SHRM National Conference. This SHRM conference was the biggest ever. Over 20,000 HR and TA pros and leaders all in one location. Thousands of others from vendors and support staff. It was a bit crazy and awesome all at the s…
    - 13 days ago, 27 Jun 19, 12:55pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • Building Organizations Worthy of Our People #WorkHuman 2019
    I recently had the honor and privilege of attending the Workhuman conference for my fourth year in a row.  That’s four out of five years for me.  I missed the first year, but only because I didn’t know about the event until it was already happe…
    - 98 days ago, 3 Apr 19, 12:00pm -
  • How to Excel as a Young Woman Entering the Workforce Today
    Today, most Americans consider women just as capable of leadership as men. Despite this, there are still a number of barriers that women have to navigate when they strive to advance their career. The glass ceiling continues to be a very real issue, p…
    - 5 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • The “Great Culture” Fallacy
    Organizational Culture. No doubt, it’s a hot topic among HR professionals and business leaders alike.  In a time when the competition for great talent continues to heat up, most seem to agree that having a great company culture is certainly a comp…
    - 29 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Is Perfectionism Required to Be Successful?
    In a business world often still very male dominated, being a woman can be a challenge. How do women manage the challenges and strive to be successful? Often, it’s by trying to be perfect. We’re taught by culture that perfectionism is supposed to…
    - 23 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • 6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
    - 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
    - 1 Oct 18, 2:34pm -

HR Examiner

  • newLatency in AI and Intelligent Software
    It's easy for intelligent software that learns from decisions made by the company to fall behind what employees are experiencing and learning. John Sumser walks us through the important issues.
    - 18 hours ago, 9 Jul 19, 4:47pm -
  • newWant to improve candidate experience? Change the piping.
    “In our industry most activities for a better candidate experience are scratching the surface. They are well meaning but they don’t change the process, they don’t change the piping.” - Felix Wetzel
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 5:39pm -
  • HRExaminer v10.27
    Could we have made the first trip to the moon in 2019? It’s more than an interesting question from Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D. John Sumser explains What Puts the Intelligence in Intelligent Software. John Sumser speaks with Jamie T…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 4:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #224: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    StepStone acquires majority of Appcast, Fellow.app, the startup building software for managers announces $6.5M in seed funding, Paris-based HR tech company CleverConnect raises €5.5M to reduce unemployment in Europe, London-based HR platform Clear…
    - 6 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 3:00pm -
  • HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #329: Jamie Troiano, founder and CEO, PredictiveHR
    John Sumser speaks with Jamie Troiano, PredictiveHR’s founder and CEO. With 20 years experience, Jamie launched PredictiveHR in 2016; combining HR domain expertise, cutting edge technology and extreme business acumen. Jamie’s success with Fortune…
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 4:00pm -
  • HR Tech: What Puts the Intelligence in Intelligent Software?
    “It is easy to feel overwhelmed by emerging technology of any kind. The following is intended to give you a simplified foundation for understanding the new technologies that many in the market still call AI, but is better labeled Intelligent Softwa…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 11:01am -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newPaul DeBettignies To Speak At Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St Paul #120
    That sounds like a formal headline… this is me taking my own advice and example of the kind I will be giving in a couple of weeks at SMBMSP focusing in part on our personal digital profiles. I bumped into...
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 7:52pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers. Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Summer 2019 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring. NEWS… check out our regions new talent.…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 8:28pm -
  • 50 Weeks Of Service… My Countdown To Turning 50
    I turned 49 yesterday. As usual… I let the day generally go by with little fanfare. I’m not a birthday person… not my own. I love yours. I did have a wonderful weekend connecting with friends. There were a lot...
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 12:24pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Summer 2019
    Is this a hiring pause, the beginning of the slump and slowdown some (me) have been fearing… are we going back to a new “normal”? I have been posting Minnesota Recruiter Jobs for 10 years and this time last year...
    - 14 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 8:34pm -
  • Minnesota Tech, IT, Data, Design and UX Job Boards
    One of the most frequently questions I receive is where should someone go online to find a Minneapolis and St Paul Tech, IT, Data, Design or UX job. I put a list together below of where I would look. NOTE:...
    - 16 days ago, 24 Jun 19, 9:46pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers. Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Spring 2019 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring. NEWS… check out our regions new talent.…
    - 17 days ago, 23 Jun 19, 7:33pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newCommunicating Through Organizational Change
    I recently delivered a presentation to my organization that will have a huge impact on the lives of our team members. I believe that the impact will be a very positive one. Regardless of this, change is change. Which is to say that change is hard. Bu…
    - 19 hours ago, 9 Jul 19, 3:27pm -
  • newThe Rise of the Recruiting Suite
    When it comes to HR and recruiting technology, almost all companies right now have a foundational tech stack: Payroll HRIS ATS Many of you also have learning, performance, add-on tech, etc. But almost all of us have the big 3. What we’ve seen recen…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 2:45pm -
  • What Does It Mean When You Send Me Emails Over a Long Holiday Weekend?
    It’s Friday, July 5th, so that can mean only one thing–a large percentage of people in America are taking the day off, or are at work enjoying the silence that comes with an American Holiday falling on Tuesday or Thursday. American holidays on Tu…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 4:20pm -
  • Herding Cats…and Recruiters
    Remember when you had a recruiting desk to manage? You had your requisitions, you had phone screens scheduled, interviews scheduled, you knew your hiring managers, and you developed a rhythm. Cashing checks and snapping necks. And then they went and…
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 12:40pm -
  • A New Concept In Assessments: Attraction
    After joining my first big company, Monster.com, I was sent to my first big conference. As their social media ninja, they wanted me to know the most forward-thinking social strategies and sent me to learn from the big brands. I geeked out. I read all…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 1:39pm -
  • Today’s Job Listings: They’re Silly, Pretentious, and Have Gone off the Deep End
    I’ve seen a LOT of job listings over the last few years, so I shouldn’t be surprised at any of the preposterous skill requirements that some hiring managers seem to be looking for. But then I saw this one. I could hardly believe what was listed a…
    - 9 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 2:00pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • newWhy Leadership Development Feels Broken: And How We’re Fixing It
    The market for leadership development solutions is enormous: more than $14 billion is spent by corporations and there are more than 70,000 books and videos on the topic. When we ask companies about...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Adviso…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 7:29pm -
  • Learning Technology Evolves: Integrated Platforms Are Arriving
    The enormous market for training and learning tools is very fragmented. Today there are more than 200 LMS vendors, more than 30 LXP vendors, and thousands of vendors who build collaboration tools,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisor…
    - 11 days ago, 29 Jun 19, 10:29pm -
  • The Pixelated Workforce: A Job For Almost Everyone
    We just finished a significant research study on the Alternative Workforce, and it was a real eye-opener. Not only do almost 40% of Americans now have part-time or contingent jobs, but almost 2/3 of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advis…
    - 17 days ago, 23 Jun 19, 8:56pm -
  • Career Management Goes Mission Critical: And It’s All About To Change
    One of the most disruptive changes in the world of work is the new way we manage our careers. Only a few decades ago people relied on their employers for a career, and we more or less trusted our...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 22 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:17am -
  • The Distressing Story of Age In The Workforce
    Over the last decade we have been obsessed by the role of Millennials at work. They’re more demanding. They want more development. They keep changing jobs.Promote me faster! Give me a raise!...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 30 days ago, 9 Jun 19, 11:18pm -
  • The Talent Experience Market Is Real: And HR Tech Vendors Are Scrambling
    As I talked about in the article From Talent Management To Talent Experience, the market for corporate talent management software has changed.Companies are no longer happy with end-to-end talent...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisor…
    - 37 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 1:12pm -

Your HR Buddy

  • 4 Employer Branding Mistakes You Need to Avoid
    There is no doubt that building and maintaining a powerful employer brand will help you stand out, attract the best talent to your organization, become an employer of the choice and retain your employees. These 2017 Top Companies are competitive when…
    - 17 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • AI Cannot Replace the Human Element in Recruiting
    If you are in Recruiting, one of the buzzwords you hear the most these days is Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Recruiting. Robots..Chatbots…Machine learning…AI…are taking over the HR and Recruiting world and creating anxiety of robots stealing…
    - 15 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • Blogging with a Purpose
    Two years ago, HR blogging, broadcasting DiveThruHR Podcasts and India HR LIVE talk shows had been my full-time job. No, It wasn’t a paying gig!  But I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from that experience, which helped me get ahead in my c…
    - 14 Aug 17, 12:28pm -
  • HR is a Consulting Function not Shared Services
    During my interview with Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte; I asked him, ‘Do companies really need to rethink about having an HR department. Why do some companies say ‘No’ to having an HR department and what are some of th…
    - 16 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • 4 tips to help candidates ease up during Interviews
    Interviews can be stressful for both interviewer (Recruiters/HR/Hiring Manager) and job candidate. It’s challenging for both to know if it is going to be a right fit or not. A great recruiter would do his best job of building a relationship with th…
    - 11 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Employee Satisfaction and Culture Instigators at Rackspace
    Yesterday Crystal Miller and I interviewed Kelly Long @Kelly_long, HR Chief of Staff at Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company and she talked about the unique work culture at Rackspace, tracking employee satisfaction and having ‘Culture Instigators’…
    - 10 Feb 15, 3:28pm -

HR Gazette

  • newHacking HR Toronto – Creating Connection in a World of Decentralization
    Ahead of Hacking HR Toronto, speaker Josh Siegal shares his thoughts on issues related to his session. The era of the knowledge worker has created an undeniable war for talent.  In order to win, in almost any industry, organizations need the very b…
    - 16 hours ago, 9 Jul 19, 6:32pm -
  • newWhy Your Employee Training is A Waste of Resources (And How to Change That)
    Changing How We Train Employees It goes without saying that the more complex the job at hand is, the more energy (but not necessarily money) you need to invest in order to ensure you’ll have some results at the end of the day. The trouble is, many…
    - 22 hours ago, 9 Jul 19, 12:30pm -
  • newHR Compliance for Small Businesses
    In this article, HR expert Johanna Skitt looks at how delaying compliance within your small business could cost you valuable momentum down the road. The post HR Compliance for Small Businesses appeared first on The HR Gazette.
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 1:06pm -
  • Essential Employee Recognition Program Best Practices
    Top Employee Recognition Tips Competition for top talent is fierce, and your newly trained and highly skilled workers are constantly being poached by recruiters and other organizations. To cultivate a strong workplace culture and foster employee enga…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 12:45pm -
  • Employer Branding – Companies Getting it Right
    Today’s job market is competitive. Like, really competitive. For the hiring company, that is. With the scales tipped in favor of candidates, employer branding has taken on a new level of importance. There just aren’t enough candidates, and those…
    - 6 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 1:02pm -
  • Letting Teamwork Make the Dream Work
    The Importance of Workplace Collaboration Although it may sometimes be difficult to improve, efficient teamwork is vital to the success of almost any business. Cooperation allows corporations to combine the strengths and views of all their employees.…
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 1:00pm -

Everyday People

  • newMilestones
    Each year the country celebrates another July 4th, and it becomes a year older. With all of the picnics, concerts, fireworks and days off from work, we tend to overlook this fact. Even though America is a mere 243 years old (young compared to many co…
    - 2 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 11:33pm -
  • It’s All About . . .
    . . . the people !! I, along with about 20,000 others, just finished attending SHRM19. It was a full, adventurous and exhausting conference. This isn’t new. Any HR conference of this scale is hard to wrap your hands around because there are so many…
    - 9 days ago, 30 Jun 19, 11:00pm -
  • Make the Climb !!
    When my wife and I went to England recently, it seemed like everything was an adventure !! Some of that was because each experience was new. You couldn’t help but be awestruck by the deep, rich history that surrounded you at every turn. Before we w…
    - 30 days ago, 9 Jun 19, 10:59pm -
  • Hands Across the Water !!
    I’m not sure if you noticed, but I took a few weeks off from blogging. That’s because my wife and I went to England for a two week vacation to have an early celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary !! (Before I go any further, you need to know…
    - 38 days ago, 2 Jun 19, 10:35pm -
  • Stand Up and Cheer !!
    I’ve mentioned several times on this blog that I’m a fiercely proud alumni of Ohio University !! It’s a phenomenal university that is tucked in the hills of southeast Ohio along the banks of the Hocking River. It has the distinction of being th…
    - 66 days ago, 5 May 19, 9:59pm -
  • No Permit Required !!
    This past weekend my wife, daughter and I traveled to Athens, Ohio to help my son clear out his apartment one week before he graduates from Ohio University !! (I’ll write more about this milestone next week.) Being an alumni and proud Bobcat, I alw…
    - 72 days ago, 28 Apr 19, 11:10pm -

Workplace Diva

  • Buying the office snacks and supplies can be a thankless job
    Congratulations! Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to buy the snacks and office supplies for your office.The problem is, no one at work has made an executive decision about what to buy, exactly. Your mission, therefore, is to "just"…
    - 18 days ago, 22 Jun 19, 8:06pm -
  • When coworkers keep asking for favors they never return
    Something has come up, and you ask a coworker for a small favor. You hate to ask, but this coworker has asked you repeatedly for favors and you have always obliged. This coworker will be happy to return the favor, right?You are very surprised when th…
    - 19 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 5:37pm -
  • A wrinkle in time: Is #TooOld the next #MeToo?
    Sexual harassment has been outed on Twitter, thanks to #MeToo. But another movement is primed, plumped and patiently waiting to have its moment in the social media sun: age discrimination.If you have ever felt like you weren't hired or promoted becau…
    - 20 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 2:54pm -
  • Study finds employers tend to hire liars for certain jobs
    Do you work with a liar? Well, that liar might be in the job on purpose. New research finds employers can be attracted to hiring those among us who have a sketchy relationship with the truth for certain occupations!Researchers at the University of Ch…
    - 27 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 2:43pm -
  • A boss's bad reaction to employees' ideas can kill any future ideas
    Do you offer your ideas freely at work? If you have grown reluctant to share your thoughts in meetings, then you might be interested in new research that finds managers could be stifling innovation simply in the way they reject employees' ideas!When…
    - 28 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 5:38pm -
  • Let's bag on the new hire who just bought a designer purse
    A stay-at-home neighbor has recently gone back to work (outside the home) now that the kids are in school. How do you know? Well, she probably told you about it, but she might have another way of announcing her re-entry into the paid workforce: the d…
    - 29 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 2:25pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newWhat Skills Should You Graduate With?
    When it comes to picking a college major in college, or a master’s to study, you’ll want to make sure that it’s the right one. And most importantly of all, you’ll want to be sure that you can gain the necessary skills to land the career of yo…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 6:24pm -
  • The Trends For Recruiting Process That Will be Popular in 2020
      (via: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/recruitment-employment-hiring-job-4009327/) A business is full of important areas, but recruiting has to sit at or near the top of the list. Having a strong recruitment process is important to having a healt…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 1:27pm -
  • Low-Cost Tuition: 7 Brick and Mortar Colleges to Apply For Today
    Most people today are always looking for a way to save money, and that includes finding ways to get an education without coming out of a four-year university with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. While it’s not the norm to find an affordab…
    - 17 days ago, 23 Jun 19, 4:43pm -
  • Did You Know? Seemingly Little Things That Can Affect Your Instagram Posts
    Whether you’re using Instagram to build your brand, run your business, or earn some extra cash as an influencer, you’re always looking for ways you can improve your posts and get more engagement. As a business or influencer, engagement is the key…
    - 23 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 3:17pm -
  • Highly-Employable Skills To Help You Stand Out
    Career development is something that is a never-ending thing. We all know how it goes, and none of it starts with just landing the job of your dreams, and then boom, you’re all done. From one thing to another, the opportunities that you will have w…
    - 47 days ago, 24 May 19, 12:03am -
  • Jobs That Suit Those Seeking Progression!
    Seeking out progression within your career is just so important in our eyes. Progression means that you’re not always going to be the one at the bottom of what you do, getting put with all the jobs that you don’t really want to do. But if you’r…
    - 51 days ago, 20 May 19, 2:13pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The HR Blog

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

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

True Faith HR

  • newHelping Callie (@SHRMCallieZ)
    I've been teaching for nearly 25 years, and have probably taught over 5,000 students.  Few, if any, have combined the wit, charm, and intelligence of Callie Zipple. Callie is simply one of the best students I’ve had the opportunity to teach.   …
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 12:59pm -
  • Kawhi Leonard, the #8ManRotation, and the #NBASummerLeague
    Bringing the blog out from the mothballs for a couple of reasons.First, check out this clip of the NBA whisperer, Adrian Wojnarowski chatting with Scott Van Pelt about the free agency status of the mercurial Kawhi Leonard.  As of this writing, Kawhi…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 2:11pm -
  • Was There Ever A Golden Age of Conversation?
    The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series kicked off its theme of "Technology and Community"with Dr. Carol Bruess discussing "Our Love-Affair With Technology: Some (Inconvenient) Truths."Given the topic, it was not surprising to hea…
    - 28 Sep 18, 1:57pm -
  • True Faith #HR Replay: Why HR Should Care About The @NBASummerLeague #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas today and meeting up with the whole (?) 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Tim Sackett, and, possibly Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If…
    - 8 Jul 18, 5:53pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM19 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2019 Conference being held in Las Vegas, June 23-26.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (…
    - 21 Jun 18, 2:39pm -
  • True Faith #HR Rewind: The MBTI of Easter
    Originally posted March 27, 2016 While some believe there are 16 distinct personality types based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I've long held there are 16 distinct personality types based on Easter candy preference...the ECTI.  The…
    - 28 Mar 18, 1:00pm -

HR Potential

  • Can HR ever be ethical?
    Following on from last week’s post What is HRM? I asked the students for their opinions on whether HR can ever be ethical. If you are interested in the background to this lecture, please refer to last year’s blog post. Yes, HR can be Ethical Thi…
    - 17 Oct 18, 7:17am -
  • What is HRM? 2018
    It’s that time of year again when I ask students to submit their comments and ideas about the fundamental basis of HRM. It’s pretty hard to believe that my last posts on the blog were of the exact same questions last year – that’s PhD life fo…
    - 11 Oct 18, 10:51am -
  • Can HRM ever be ethical?
    This post is part of a mini series in which I am engaging the students from my module in answering fundamental questions about HRM. The module is critically focussed (rather than mainstream), based on the necessity that HRM reflect and critique it’…
    - 2 Oct 17, 12:01pm -
  • What is HRM?
    For those of you who aren’t aware, I run a module for students in the final year of their undergraduate degree called Employee Resourcing and Development. In order to differentiate the module, as well as building on the student’s knowledge from…
    - 23 Sep 17, 12:53pm -
  • #durhamminersgala 2017 favourite snaps
    The Durham Miner’s Gala is one of my favourite days of the year. I have been attending most of them for around 13 years. I love the brass band music, the colourful banners and the history of the event. This year I decided to take a camera and try t…
    - 15 Jul 17, 9:45am -
  • From Political Economy to the Job Centre
    Last week I attended the Critical Management Studies conference, hosted by Edge Hill University in the faded grandeur of the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. It was my second time visiting the city and also my second academic conference. Although my strea…
    - 14 Jul 17, 11:20am -

Evil HR Lady

  • newIKEA Poland Fires Man for Anti-LGBTQ Posts. Could You?

    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 1:17pm -
  • Warning: Your Internship May Come with a Non-Compete Agreement
    How many times have you signed documents without looking at every word? We figure that because we’re good and honest people, everyone else is and no one would try to trick us. But, according to the Wall Street Journal companies are now getting th…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 11:40am -
  • Can You Switch a Full-Time Worker Into a Contractor?
    We have a longtime employee who asked to work from home after having twins. She’s been working from home for a year now successfully. She just got a new boss, and he wants her either in the office full time or to change her status to a contractor.…
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 10:27am -
  • 9 True Tales of Ghosting at Work
    Yesterday, I wrote about ghosting at work and I got a tremendous response from readers about their own stories. Enjoy or be horrified, depending on what side of the interview table you’re on.  Donald: We had an HR manager scheduled to start in…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 10:09am -
  • Your Job Candidates and New Hires are Ghosting You. This is What You’ve Earned
    Have you had a new hire not show up on what was supposed to be her first day? Have you had a job candidate come in for an interview and then stop returning your calls and your emails? Have you had a new hire work for a few weeks and then disappear?…
    - 9 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 10:39am -
  • When the Push to Save Money Costs Lives: Lessons from Boeing’s 737 Max
    There are always billboards on I-95 advertising cheap Lasik eye surgery. While I have terrible eyesight, if I ever decided to have surgery, I certainly wouldn’t want to make the decision based on the best bargain. I want anyone who operates on my e…
    - 10 days ago, 30 Jun 19, 10:17am -

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

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

Cost of Work

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

The Buzz on HR

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newHR Jobs Are Changing- And So Are Their Salaries
    Over the past decade, HR has evolved immensely. Due to our increased reliance and integration of technology, all aspects of a business are changing, including HR. With this change has come a wave of new HR jobs, such as the Chief People Officer and t…
    - 19 hours ago, 9 Jul 19, 4:08pm -
  • newThe Leader’s Guide to Team Productivity
    Imagine you have a team of skilled, talented, and educated professionals. Each team member has relevant training and experience, a good attitude, and a solid work ethic. They even get along with each other. And when all these pieces fall into place,…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 4:04pm -
  • newHow to Attract Top Talent by Creating Excellent Candidate Experiences
    It’s the go-to broadcaster in the UK for sports and movie fans but as an employer, they are much more than that. You don’t have to be a media-luvvy to work there as they’ve got a lot of fingers in a lot of pies. We speak with the broadcasting m…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 4:04pm -
  • How to Deal With a Toxic Work Environment
    When you find yourself trapped in a toxic work environment, your number one priority should be to protect your mental health. If you end up depressed or sick due to the way things are run, fixing things or making your escape will become much more dif…
    - 4 days ago, 6 Jul 19, 4:05pm -
  • Why the Security Industry Needs Women, by Women
    The security industry needs more women. Thankfully more and more people are pushing for diversity and equality across all sectors, but there are plenty of industries where men still dominate the workforce. And security is one of them. Whether they me…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 4:10pm -
  • How will Google AI Affect Your Businesses Online Presence this Year?
    Everybody is familiar with Google and has most likely used the search engine to their advantage at one point or another. Any questions you have and that appear in your mind, you can find a quick answer to once you type it into the respective search e…
    - 6 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 4:07pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • newRead This Before You Send Your Daughters Into The Workforce
    Each year we send our daughters (and sons) into the workforce with pride and glee. Although that first job is a great induction to independence, compensation, and adulting – it can also be a young person’s first brush with sexual harassment, disc…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 1:00pm -
  • Variations of TRANSformation
    Until a few years ago, I knew nothing about transgender people. Then one night in my law school class a student told a story about going to the veteran’s hall to meet some of his buddies he had served in the military with. They were sitting around…
    - 14 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 1:00pm -
  • The Fundamentals of Mentorship
    “Every mentorship has its ebbs and flows. When there isn’t a Goldilocks amount of work to do — Mentees often become bored in the program.” – Phidelia Johnson All of us should occasionally ask ourselves whether we are managing our careers or…
    - 16 days ago, 24 Jun 19, 1:00pm -
  • If You Think You Are Such A Great Leader, Why Don’t You Just Ask?
    It boggles my mind how common sense is not so common these days.  So-called experts and leaders, like me, can write articles, hosts podcasts, author books, and give speeches to hiring managers and human resources professionals all over the country,…
    - 35 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 1:00pm -
  • Your Duplicitous Nature Is Showing
    I don’t remember much from kindergarten other than a cute boy named Tide. I do, however, remember my teacher. More specifically, I remember she used the word, “kind” a lot. She’d put the word into questions: “Heather, was it kind of you to…
    - 37 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 1:00pm -
  • How I Failed an LGBTQ Employee
    The story I am about to share with you happened 20 years ago and looking back on it, I was wrong – handled it wrong.  I was on the wrong side of history and honestly, I am embarrassed about it.  Here’s what happened. The company I worked for ha…
    - 43 days ago, 28 May 19, 1:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • Developers’ Take: Collaboration and Mentorship is Crucial in Software Development
    This is the final installment of a 3-part series where we interviewed Gen Z developers around the world about their views on their job opportunities, workplaces, developer communities, and more.  You can read the first installment of the series to l…
    - 4 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 11:42pm -
  • How Atlassian Approaches Diversity and Inclusion with Balance & Belonging
    This is the 13th episode of HackerRank Radio, featuring HackerRank’s VP of Customer Success, Gaurav Verma, and his interviews with customers from the HackerRank main () meetup series. Ever since Tracy Chou asked the big question, “Where are the n…
    - 7 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 11:22pm -
  • HackerRank Partners with IBM Kenexa BrassRing
    Used by over 1,500 customers across industries and around the world, HackerRank is the industry-leading and enterprise-grade technical skill assessment platform. With scalable team management, advanced compliance features, security and privacy contro…
    - 15 days ago, 25 Jun 19, 10:31pm -
  • Best Practices for Amplifying Your University Recruiting Program
    How can one team of recruiters provide an immersive hiring experience for tens, hundreds, or even thousands of university candidates? We asked our in-house Customer Success experts—who’ve worked with some of the biggest university recruiting prog…
    - 15 days ago, 25 Jun 19, 8:38pm -
  • The Engineering Approach to Tech Hiring at Bazaarvoice
    This is the 12th episode of HackerRank Radio, a podcast for engineering leaders interested in solving developers’ toughest problems today: Hiring the right developers. You can subscribe to us on iTunes and Google Play. Bazaarvoice is helping com…
    - 20 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • HR.main() London: Tech Hiring in a Candidate’s Market
    The HR.main() series is truly one of a kind. It distills need-to-know strategies for hiring tech talent in a jam-packed 3-hour format, unveiling actionable tactics from talent leaders across the world. HR.main() London was the 10th iteration of this…
    - 41 days ago, 30 May 19, 7:20pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • Supercharge and Protect your Podcast Feeds
    Announcing Procaster by FeedBlitz Built for professional podcasters, Procaster extends FeedBlitz’s established RSS feed service, enabling power publishers to: ● Keep thousands of episodes live with extra RSS feed capacity● Securely deliver prem…
    - 56 days ago, 15 May 19, 3:11pm -
  • How to Take Your RSS to Email from Meh to Yeah!
    RSS to Email is a form of email automation that uses a feature almost every website has, though for some it’s a hidden feature: the RSS Feed. Utilizing the RSS Feed, you can send automatic emails to notify your subscribers of changes to your site,…
    - 96 days ago, 5 Apr 19, 2:16pm -
  • Getting Started with A/B Testing Your Emails
    A big part of email marketing – of all marketing – is finding out what works best for your brand and audience. For those just starting on our email platform or those who are looking to change up how they make their emails, it can be stressful to…
    - 4 Mar 19, 5:58pm -
  • Should You Use Gifs in Your Emails?
    On websites, social media, and even messaging apps, animations are everywhere. Why not have them in your mailings as well? Marketing is all about capturing interest and gifs can be another tool in your arsenal. If a picture says a thousand words, wha…
    - 20 Feb 19, 9:00pm -
  • 5 Ways to Target and Shape Your Mailings with Groups
    Sending targeted mailings to your subscribers is one of the most successful ways to boost open rates, click throughs, and social shares. You’re sending content created specifically for those subscribers, using their owwn language, and based off the…
    - 14 Feb 19, 5:52pm -
  • 4 Useful Ways to Segment Your Subscriber List
    It’s important to not only have a subscriber list, but to understand it and make the most of it. What content brings in users? Why do certain users engage more than others? Who is under-engaged on this list, and how do you reach them? Cue segmentat…
    - 30 Jan 19, 8:19pm -

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…
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  • 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…
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  • The #trulondon9 Schedule: Feb 26. Live from London
    This #trulondon is all change. We’ve tightened things up by making the tracks 40 minutes, we’ve gone back to the City Hotel, which many past participants have called our spiritual home deep in Brick Lane, and we’ve added “show and…
    - 23 Feb 14, 12:24am -
  • Big Data and Recruiting. A new @BillBoorman Whitepaper
    Related posts:Free Whitepaper: From Transaction To Relationship: The Agency Opportunity If you’ve seen me speaking recently at the Recruitment Agency...Big data in the recruiting process with Gild #HRTechEurope I’m live blogging from #HRTe…
    - 21 Feb 14, 1:15am -
  • #trulondon 9 – Feb 26’th – All new line up

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Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • newHow to Respond to Workplace Discrimination
    Many of us have been taught not to enter conflicts, to be diplomatic about any hostility, but not a lot of us were taught to stand up for ourselves when threatened. If you ever got bullied at school, you probably first tried to brush it off, and you…
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  • newProven Ways to Analyze Website Visitor Data
    You cannot avoid talking about online visitor data when the subject of web analytics crops up since it’s one of your primary sources of customer data. Each visit, click, or form signup that takes place on your website can give you tremendous insigh…
    - 1 day ago, 9 Jul 19, 10:16am -
  • new10 Instant Energy Boosting Tips To Avoid Mid-Day Slump
    We’ve all experienced it. The fatigue, difficulty in concentrating, the droopy eyelids! It’s the much dreaded ‘mid-day slump. And, we all know just how much of a toll it can take on our productivity. If only there was some way to kick it off. W…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 10:43am -
  • Achieving Your Optimal Work-Life Balance as a YouTuber
    A survey by Grapevine revealed that only two percent of YouTubers have more than 100,000 subscribers, nine percent have between 5,000 and 100,000 subscribers, and the remaining 89 percent have fewer than 5,000. Becoming a successful YouTuber is not…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 9:48am -
  • Estate Planning For Small Business Owners in 5 Simple Steps
    Owning a small business isn’t easy, as you have so many things on your mind every day, all of which are fighting for your attention. It may be hard to think of the future when you are working hard to be successful as each day comes. Yet, having an…
    - 6 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 10:24am -
  • Who Is This Guy Snooze?
    There are no discoverable historical records about Doctor Snooze, but we do see evidence of his influence. His name is emblazoned on every alarm clock and smartphone in the world. Whoever he was, the damage done by his philosophy of instant gratifica…
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  • Awareness of Time Usage and Personal Decision Making
    There are two truisms not usually put together that seem to make perfect sense when accidental usage brings them together. Peter Drucker’s quote, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed,” is one of th…
    - 10 Jul 18, 3:03pm -
  • Lies About Multitasking In Resumes and Jobs
    Most people take pride in calling themselves multitaskers. Like other motherhood and apple pie topics, it has become a badge of honor to lay claim to the ability to do it even though there is not much proof that it works or even that it exists. Emplo…
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  • The Burn-out Culture of Too Muchism
    “Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.” – Plato   Plato’s comments regarding multitasking were probably meant to be instructive to his followers. We can assume that the point of this lesson was to…
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  • Personal Branding May Not Be What You Think It Is
    People are making a career out of that personal branding bandwagon that may have seen better days. There are multiple examples of selling the idea and products associated with personal branding. We have massaged and smithed this buzzword of years ago…
    - 20 Jun 18, 3:08pm -

No Excuses HR

  • Downshift
    Hey friends...I'm back from an incredible week away with my sons. I'm blessed beyond words to be able to have fun as well as to experience wild moments with them (literally...think sharks!)TimeAs my children become adults, it is increasingly clear to…
    - 9 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 11:52am -
  • I Grind Harder Than You
    I've spent lots of time over the years pushing myself. that ridiculous "inbox zero" goal...the perceived need to be the first one in the office and the last to leave...the email sessions over the weekend to stay on top of every single thing in the u…
    - 28 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 1:38pm -
  • My Secret Ingredients to Interviewing
    Over the years I've interviewed for a variety of jobs. In the early part of my career I was...well...not even close to qualified for some of them. But that didn't stop me from getting hired.What was the secret combination of magical spells I put on t…
    - 36 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 1:21pm -
  • The Shortest Straw
    Drawing the Shortest Straw: Chosen to do a task that nobody wants to do (read here --> leading Human Resources)They Have No IdeaThe unknown pressure of leading HR.The toughest, most confrontational roles.The most intense issues to address...investiga…
    - 51 days ago, 20 May 19, 12:01pm -
  • Gotta Go
    I've recently had the privilege to speak at several #DisruptHR events in Atlanta and Tampa. My talk focused on the potential for human resources leaders...and candidly, all leaders...to take risks, live their values, and lead with conviction.That's w…
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  • Hear the Silence So Loud
    I'm taking a different look at leadership today...in a very personal way. I am grateful to have such a supportive community to share my perspectives. Thank you friends.----------------------------------I am a proud member of Hyde Park United Methodis…
    - 64 days ago, 7 May 19, 12:02pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • Great Place to Work Award Programs
    The Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune Magazine started the best workplace award movement in the late 1990s. Fast forward to today, there are increasing numbers of award programs. Below is a centralized list: Great Place to Work Award Programs…
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  • Saying Goodbye Leads to Saying Hello
    I miss my dog. Holly, a fluffy white Bichon Frise, was my faithful companion for over 15 years. She followed me throughout the house, not too far behind. When I sat down, she jumped on my lap. When I went outside, she followed me. When I went to the…
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  • Ageism and Best Places to Work
    “Hear the one about the unemployed middle-aged guy who tripped and fell into the new economy?” Dan Lyons, Author of Disrupted   It sucks being a middle-aged worker. Of all organizations in the U.S., award-winning best places to work should not d…
    - 97 days ago, 4 Apr 19, 5:14pm -
  • The Culture Revolution: Bracing for the Third Wave
    American businesses are experiencing a cultural tsunami. A tsunami is a series of overwhelming ocean waves caused by an underwater earthquake, volcanic eruption or landslide. The triggering event causes a displacement of water along with multiple wav…
    - 14 Dec 18, 7:11pm -
  • Great Places to Work in the State of Oklahoma
    If you are searching for a great place to work in the State of Oklahoma, be sure to first look at organizations who have obtained an official great workplace designation. Although these awards do not guarantee the workplace is perfect, it shows, howe…
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  • Great Places to Work in the City of Tulsa
    If you’re an employee located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and searching for a career at a great organization, you should only consider a Certified Great Place to Work. These companies have earned this designation after completing a rigorous vetting proce…
    - 22 Jun 18, 2:59pm -

HR Remix

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

Talent Culture

  • new#WorkTrends: How Video Can Make Hiring More Human
    Video may have killed the radio star, but it’s doing the exact opposite for the recruitment process — it’s making it stronger and more dynamic. We’re seeing the rise of video in all aspects of recruiting, from branding and marketing to the in…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 4:18pm -
  • What HR Teams Can Learn from ‘The Experience of Work’ Report
    Citrix and The Economist have teamed up for a study called “The Experience of Work.” Meghan M. Biro breaks down the findings about how technology can help productivity and engagement and what HR leaders can take away from the study.The post What…
    - 14 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 12:55am -
  • 4 Strategies for a Better Health Benefits Experience
    Your benefits are missing the target if employees don’t engage with them. Meghan M. Biro offers four strategies for making sure your benefits programs succeed in engaging employees.The post 4 Strategies for a Better Health Benefits Experience appe…
    - 15 days ago, 25 Jun 19, 11:00am -
  • #WorkTrends: How to Build a Company Where Everyone Wants to Work
    We all want to work at an organization with a great culture, but how can you build your own? Sprinklr Chief Culture and Talent Officer Diane Adams joins #WorkTrends to break it all down.The post #WorkTrends: How to Build a Company Where Everyone Wan…
    - 19 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 11:37pm -
  • Putting Health Back in Health Care Plans: What Companies Must Do Now
    Here’s a bit of irony: When we think of health care we don’t often think of health or wellness; we think of insurance to help us cope with illness and injury. We also think of the process of dealing with those benefits — which on many occasions…
    - 26 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 3:41pm -
  • #WorkTrends: AI for HR
    As we in HR know, AI is more than just a topic Common raps about in Microsoft commercials. Ready or not, it’s the future of work — and it’s coming quicker than we think. So how can your organization adopt and embrace AI solutions while also mak…
    - 26 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 12:00pm -

Recruiting Animal

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

Strategy Focused HR

  • WE HAVE MOVED
    Please check out our new website atwww.strategyfocusedhr.comWe will no longer post to this site.  Thank you very much for your support over the years.  Please join us at the above so that we can stay connected.
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  • Only Time Will Tell If You REALLY Believe That Employees Come First
    There are only three agenda items at our executive meetings: People, sales, and profit.In what order I asked? “That is the order,” was the response.Everyone in the room looked on like an approving parent.I belong to a group in Dubai that we calle…
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  • Are You Making Sure To Change Your Talent Along With Your Strategy?
    I have never had strategy and talent explained that way. I am a professor at a Business School here in Dubai and I teach strategy. We should put something together.At the end of one of my speeches, I was approached by this professor who gave me his b…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:34am -
  • The Tide Is Turning – The Old Ways Of Managing A Workforce Are Evolving
    These were recent headlines that came across my news feed: Would You Give Staff a Three-Day Weekend? Global Retailer Uniqlo is Giving it a GoFacebook Co-founder Calls Out Tech Industry for Lack of Work-Life BalanceHow Working Long Hours is Hitting Yo…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:23am -
  • Better Engagement? It Trickles Down From Managers to Your Employees
    I do not care whether anyone here likes me or not.Please do not come to me with this, I should be the last person that you come to with questions, go figure it out.Now I just do my job and what is required. Nothing more.This one-sided conversation wa…
    - 2 Sep 15, 9:51am -
  • Maybe Amazon’s New World Of Work Isn’t Right For Someone Like Me
    “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,” said former Amazon employee Bo Olson, who worked in book marketing. Or, they very wisely chose to leave.Explanations like “we’re not totally sure” or “I’ll get back to you”…
    - 24 Aug 15, 6:10am -

Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

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

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

  • How to pitch new ideas in the corporate world and your personal life
    Are you getting all of your new ideas launched and executed?How do you present new ideas at work?Have you ever pitched an idea to our boss and run into a brick wall? Was your idea shot full of holes or dismissed? Today I provide insight into why…
    - 20 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 5:19am -
  • Getting over the fear of providing employee feedback
    This guy has no fear of providing employee feedback for improvement (and a little something extra)Employee feedback is hardAs a manager, one of the most common, anxiety causing moments is when we need to provide “ employee feedback” for impr…
    - 57 days ago, 14 May 19, 12:28am -
  • Why you should never say, “I can do this job” in an interview
    Don’t mention that you can do the job in an interview!The most common phrase in an interviewthat candidates share with their interviewer is, “I can do this job”. Believe it or not, this is a phrase you want to avoid in your interviews. This…
    - 69 days ago, 2 May 19, 3:28pm -
  • How the exit interview fails the company
    Keep employees engaged so they don’t think about giving their two-week notice. Does your company conduct exit interviews?Last week I blogged about employees turning in their two-week notice. As an HR person, it has been my experience that more…
    - 82 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 10:27pm -
  • Two week notice. Why you don’t have to quit the job you hate.
    Turning in your two-week notice without a conversation is a short-sighted moveWhy quitting your job should be the last resortIf you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice for any of the following reasons, I encourage you to have an ho…
    - 90 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 3:40am -
  • Is your company training program instilling the right attitude?
    Is your company training setting the right work ethic?A 9-5 work ethic and nothing more?I would suggest that a number of company training programs are not pushing new hires fast enough. I especially believe this is the case in a few areas:Train…
    - 98 days ago, 3 Apr 19, 5:04pm -

Christopher in HR

  • We Want You! (sort of…)
    No thank you. Sam and I go back for years having met at a tech company and keeping up with each other since. He’s a good guy, talented as an HR Business Partner and his skills are above average. He has a strong brand. Last November a tech firm reac…
    - 29 Jan 19, 2:23pm -
  • A Matter of Degrees
    She shivered. As my better half and I left a quaint little bistro in the early evening the temperature had changed since we entered. From a balmy 70 initially, (21 to my friends on the other side of the pond) it was now a nippy 62 (17) since the sun…
    - 29 Nov 18, 12:55pm -
  • Good News
    It was a dark and stormy night… Actually that’s not true: it was a beautiful sunny morning but I’ve always wanted to start a post like that! The phone rang and although I didn’t recognize it I answered anyway as it was a local call and I hope…
    - 27 Nov 18, 3:22pm -
  • Fall Out
    Everything in its season. There is no question the world’s a little colder place in the fall. While my friends south of the equator are fast heading towards spring, we in the northern climes are snuggled into fall looking towards the Equinox and wi…
    - 10 Nov 18, 12:15pm -
  • Math 101
    Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it’s hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let’s start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I’ve worked with…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:13pm -
  • Hope
    Watch the children. Right outside my door is a running path that goes around a small pond, skirts the edge of two hospitals and eventually meanders past a pretty good-sized playground at the edge of a large market. The playground is usually full, oth…
    - 20 Jun 17, 10:15am -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • Inclusion in Action, cont’d
    As I said in my last post… Diversity means difference, and there is nothing more universally human than difference. Difference has consequences. Rolling a boulder up hill is very different from rolling the same boulder down hill because gravity has…
    - 85 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 6:39pm -
  • Inclusion in Action
    Diversity means difference. Literally. Diversity means difference, and human beings are positively riddled with difference. One of the very few things that is universally true of all human beings is that each of us is in some way different. Differenc…
    - 90 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 12:06pm -
  • Inclusion Demands Higher Standards
    Of the many misperceptions regarding inclusion, the most common might be the idea that inclusion requires you to lower your standards – inclusion somehow means “anything goes.” Not only is there a healthy does of bias baked into this idea, it i…
    - 27 Feb 19, 8:38pm -
  • 6 Ways to Accelerate your Diversity & Inclusion Efforts
    I consistently see organizations with unnecessary barriers slowing their D&I efforts down or blocking them altogether. Want to move forward? Here are six opportunities to consider. I will unpack each of these further in following posts: Clarify your…
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  • Leverage points for change. Where do you focus your efforts?
      I no longer remember where I first came across it, but I have kept some version of the above image in my journal for many years now. It is one of the lenses I apply to clarify my own thinking around what exactly I am doing and whether or not I am…
    - 24 Apr 18, 6:05pm -
  • Radiance
    If ten lamps are in one place, each differs in form from another; yet you can’t distinguish whose radiance is whose when you focus on the light. In the field of spirit there is no division; no individuals exist. Sweet is the oneness of the Friend w…
    - 16 Apr 18, 12:30pm -

China Gorman Blog

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

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

Steve Boese HR Technology

Women of HR

  • Building Organizations Worthy of Our People #WorkHuman 2019
    I recently had the honor and privilege of attending the Workhuman conference for my fourth year in a row.  That’s four out of five years for me.  I missed the first year, but only because I didn’t know about the event until it was already happe…
    - 98 days ago, 3 Apr 19, 12:00pm -
  • How to Excel as a Young Woman Entering the Workforce Today
    Today, most Americans consider women just as capable of leadership as men. Despite this, there are still a number of barriers that women have to navigate when they strive to advance their career. The glass ceiling continues to be a very real issue, p…
    - 5 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • The “Great Culture” Fallacy
    Organizational Culture. No doubt, it’s a hot topic among HR professionals and business leaders alike.  In a time when the competition for great talent continues to heat up, most seem to agree that having a great company culture is certainly a comp…
    - 29 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Is Perfectionism Required to Be Successful?
    In a business world often still very male dominated, being a woman can be a challenge. How do women manage the challenges and strive to be successful? Often, it’s by trying to be perfect. We’re taught by culture that perfectionism is supposed to…
    - 23 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • 6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
    - 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
    - 1 Oct 18, 2:34pm -

Creative Chaos HR

  • **New Patreon Post**..“It’s my hope that…...
    **New Patreon Post**..“It’s my hope that… those in the LGBTQIA+ community recognize the inhumanity of what’s occurring with the Muslim and immigrant ones, and works in solidarity with them. It’s also my hope that we all do what we can to…
    - 13 days ago, 27 Jun 19, 1:45pm -
  • **New Patreon Post**..It’s time again to share a high...
    **New Patreon Post**..It’s time again to share a high resolution photo with my patrons. The one I chose this month will hopefully spur people to think about the world we inhabit now, and the one we desire to have. I myself have used this image i…
    - 19 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 10:35am -
  • “The mystery is not on the technique but in each of...
    “The mystery is not on the technique but in each of us.” ~ Harry Callahan ..Taking photos, technically speaking, is pretty straightforward. Creating images that speak to the creator, as well as the audience, is much more challenging. For me, i…
    - 20 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • **New Patreon Post**..As much as I know about photography,...
    **New Patreon Post**..As much as I know about photography, I’ve always considered myself a student of the craft. Now, I’ve formally become one!..In my latest Patreon post I share a behind-the-scenes look at the photography course I’m curr…
    - 21 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 2:14pm -
  • **New Patreon Post**..“I love my father, warts and all....
    **New Patreon Post**..“I love my father, warts and all. Directly and indirectly, he’s helped to shape me into the parent I am today. I’m proud of him, and I hope he feels the same about me.”..Recently I wrote a photo essay for my #Patre…
    - 22 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 12:35pm -
  • **New Patreon Post **..“Mother’s day isn’t...
    **New Patreon Post **..“Mother’s day isn’t always easy for people… This post isn’t meant to illustrate that those who possess the title of "Mom” are perfect, or above criticism. Family can be murky and complicated stuff.“This snipp…
    - 59 days ago, 12 May 19, 9:51am -

Benz Communications

Recruitifi Blog

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

HR Hardball

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

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

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

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

Change-Effect

  • newYou’ve got to buy a ticket
    When we want things to change, we need to act. There is no circumstance where this applies more than in the culture of the teams and organisations that we work in. Ultimately culture is a reflection of all of our actions, all of our behaviours and al…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • Shooting yourself in the foot, the recruiter way

    - 9 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • Lead for the many (and not the few)
    It is July 14th, 2015 and, despite the generally good weather, there has been a sudden and heavy downpour. I remember it well because I was on foot making my way to speak at a CIPD event at City Hall. Unfortunately I’d understood County Hall, which…
    - 16 days ago, 24 Jun 19, 7:00am -
  • How aware are you?
    Let me ask you a simple question. How aware are you of what’s going on? I mean, how really aware? What can you feel right now? What can you smell? Is it hot or cold? Can you recount everything that happened in the last five minutes? The people that…
    - 23 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 7:00am -
  • Cards on the table, this means more
    A number of years ago I was helping an organisation through a significant change, the sort that goes from top to bottom. The leadership team thought through and worried about all of the changes that we made, how they’d be received and how we explai…
    - 30 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 7:00am -
  • HR: A 10 point agenda for change
    If you ever wanted proof of how dismally most people view the HR profession, then you need go no further than this piece from the Guardian online on Friday. What started as a question about working hours, turned in to a free for all regarding the sta…
    - 37 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 7:00am -

PeopleTactics

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

HR Culture Club

  • Resume Quick Tips

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

Accidental HR

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

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

  • Remix: 6 Lessons on Playing Smart and Failing Forward
    Dug this one up from the archives, dusted it off and gave it a fresh polish — you might even see your own reflection in it. 1 #NoHustleWasted. The shortcut to success takes years to create. There’s no copy & paste formula for it and along the way…
    - 13 Sep 16, 4:12am -
  • Lean Learning
    It first happened in 2010 and then everyday thereafter. Emerging from my Master’s Degree in Adult Learning & Global Change and leaning into social media, I couldn’t connect the dots between 40 pages of a training workbook and 140 characters on Tw…
    - 17 May 15, 8:00pm -
  • Why Learning Should Be Open Source
    If knowledge is not open source, we are running a dangerous experiment with the collective intellect of humanity.   At times the sound of the rain seemed to be louder than the crescendo of voices inside the coffee shop during the lunch rush; an enli…
    - 17 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • Is Your Organization Collaboratively Intelligent?
    They say too much of something is not always a good thing – when you’re not being smart about it. Collaboration is no exception. Is your organization collaboratively intelligent? A Collaboratively Intelligent Organization has a culture of sharing…
    - 12 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • Leaders, Time to Get Your Shift Together
    In a time of scarcity, the greatest abundance is the plentiful of being more of who we already are. Today’s leaders own a lot. We are responsible for a continuum that has the bottom line on one end, and on the other, cultivating conditions for the…
    - 13 Aug 14, 4:28am -
  • Get Your Head in the Cloud with Disruptive E-Learning Technology
    I’m excited to be collaborating with e-learning company Docebo, on a series of sponsored posts and guest posts on topics ranging from Business Process Humanization to Learning Design for Employer Branding, and this first post on a review of their l…
    - 20 Mar 14, 3:21pm -

Break the Frame

  • Leaders: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Not Always Fire
    The smell was overwhelming; reminiscent of burnt popcorn, but substantially worse. It crept into our couch, carpets, clothes, and hair. Who knew that charred oatmeal was so toxic?  The day started like any other. My child wanted oatmeal for breakfas…
    - 29 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 9:30am -
  • How to Restock Your Personal Leadership Coffers Before Hitting Empty
    I admit I’m obsessive about keeping my pantry stocked. There’s a sale on tomato sauce? I’m buying. Who wants to be caught without that one thing you need? We have shampoos, hand soap, and garbage bags to last for months. The shelves with soup a…
    - 36 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 9:30am -
  • 10 Personal Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned from a Dog
    This January, we got a new family member, and her name is Sadie. I should mention, she’s a Havanese, and was almost 13 weeks old when she got put in a crate, stowed under an airplane and eventually arrived at freight claim at our local airport. Wit…
    - 44 days ago, 27 May 19, 9:30am -
  • 10 Lessons Learned From NOT Publishing My First Novel
    We have an obsession with perfection. Look at Facebook or Instagram for two minutes, and you’ll see the best parts of everyone’s life. What you don’t see are the 852 pictures that were not quite right and didn’t make the cut.   One thing yo…
    - 57 days ago, 14 May 19, 9:30am -
  • The Unexpected Leadership Aha from the Audience of Avengers: Endgame
    The theater was packed, and we rushed down the first available row to find our seats. As luck would have it, the seat in front of me was empty. I was relieved I’d have three hours of unobstructed views for Avengers: Endgame.  The lights turned dow…
    - 64 days ago, 7 May 19, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • Human Performance Deserves More Than a Review
    2110730000010Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored blog post. I will or have received compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services, and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statemen…
    - 25 Feb 19, 10:06pm -
  • The Game of Supremacy Chess
    010051000010 Have you ever won or enjoyed playing a game where the rules were not explained to you? Let’s try this another way, have you ever enjoyed a game where the people you were playing with started switching up the rules midgame leaving you a…
    - 7 Feb 19, 5:52pm -
  • The Audacity of No Rebuttal
    110121101121  I am no stranger to a good debate. In fact, I quite enjoy a healthy conversation comprised of fact, experience and well-placed opinion every once and again. The operative word here is healthy and by healthy I mean all parties in the de…
    - 3 Feb 19, 1:00pm -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter : Let’s Separate For Peace Sake
    040040000310As I continue on my journey of life, I find the one thing I consistently seek is peace. I enjoy peace in my relationships, peace of mind, peace in matters of the heart, and just general equilibrium as much as possible with most things in…
    - 24 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • 10 Perspectives to Digest for 2019
    610060000040We are entering the last year of the 2010s. One year from 2020, a year painted as the poster child of human advancement and something of a sci-fi fantasy. From all I can tell, we haven’t exactly accelerated into a Jetson reality of flyi…
    - 1 Jan 19, 1:00pm -
  • #Unleash18 Solve For Happiness, Change The World with Mo Gawdat
    110010000031 “If we get AI right it is the last frontier for humanity. Everything beyond AI will invent and create on our behalf beyond that.” ~Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer of Google X How does this statement sit with you? Right now,…
    - 24 May 18, 6:24pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Announcing the Aperta Project’s Toronto Tech Study
    “To make something good of the future, you have to look the present in the face.” Simone de Beauvoir I’m so proud to announce the launch of The Aperta Project, and its first collaborative initiative: The Toronto Tech Study. As many of you will…
    - 37 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 11:26am -
  • On Power & Transparency
    I’ve become increasingly fascinated by power in the last few years. Think about it: power is woven through every experience we have with others: in relationships, interactions, and organizations, but we almost never acknowledge it. Saying power is…
    - 58 days ago, 13 May 19, 2:49am -
  • The Lazy Gardener
    This morning I spent nearly three hours digging out a Wisteria from my front garden. It was there when we moved in 5 years ago, hastily planted by the sellers to make the house look more appealing. “Wait”, I was told by people who knew more about…
    - 65 days ago, 6 May 19, 2:27am -
  • Understanding Toxic Cultures
    I had a whirlwind week, and a highlight was facilitating a fantastic panel discussion on toxic cultures at the Conference Board of Canada’s Corporate Culture Conference. This is a topic I’ve been asked to speak about a lot in the last year, and i…
    - 4 Feb 19, 3:05am -
  • Drowning in the Daily Grind
    Like a lot of people, I just read ‘How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation’, an article by Anne Helen Petersen. If you haven’t read it yet I urge you to do so. It’s excellent and touches on a web of issues facing today’s workforce. Wh…
    - 7 Jan 19, 3:13am -
  • 2018 Writing Reflections
    Welcome to 2019! I didn’t plan to write or publish this 2018 reflection on blogging, but I got up today and that’s what happened… I think this is a good annual practice for me to get into in order to think about the year in review and the year…
    - 1 Jan 19, 4:52pm -

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

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

HR Bartender

  • newHuman Resources: 6 Unconventional Skills to Develop for Future Professional Success
    Human Resources pros need to plan for today and tomorrow. Here are 6 unconventional skills Human Resources professionals need to develop for future success.The post Human Resources: 6 Unconventional Skills to Develop for Future Professional Success…
    - 1 day ago, 9 Jul 19, 8:57am -
  • The News Is Part Of Your Employment Brand
    Your employment brand has a strong impact on recruiting and employee engagement. Employees respond negatively to news about unethical company behavior.The post The News Is Part Of Your Employment Brand appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 3 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 8:57am -
  • Organizations and Employees: We Are In This Together
    Organizations and employees work together for success. Kronos shows us that leaders guide employees to build engagement and employee teamwork.The post Organizations and Employees: We Are In This Together appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 8:57am -
  • Independence Day and Being Grateful
    Independence Day in the United States gives us time off from work. We can think about our own independence and be grateful for today and the future.The post Independence Day and Being Grateful appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 6 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 8:57am -
  • Considerations When Eliminating Employee Benefits – Ask #HR Bartender
    Benefits can be tricky and emotional because they usually won't last forever. Here are a few considerations when eliminating a benefit.The post Considerations When Eliminating Employee Benefits – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 10 days ago, 30 Jun 19, 8:57am -
  • Flight Risk? Stay Interviews Can Alert Managers
    Stay interviews could help managers identify employee flight risks. Have regular, open communication helped by right technology solution.The post Flight Risk? Stay Interviews Can Alert Managers appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 12 days ago, 28 Jun 19, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • newMake Friends with Your Past – It can’t be Left Behind
    The idea of leaving the past behind is an offense to who you are. And the hope of recreating the past is an offense to who you might become. Penobscot Bay, Maine Nostalgia:… Continue reading →
    - 23 hours ago, 9 Jul 19, 11:20am -
  • newHow to Build an Organization Where People Take Care of Each Other
    You might believe that taking care of each other is weak or silly. But think of the alternative. Care is nurtured. An uncaring team is a symptom of neglect. 5 expressions of care… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 11:00am -
  • How to Resolve the Negative Realities of Positive Thinking
    “The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” George Will Optimism is dangerous when it causes you to: Lose motivation. When you… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 12:54pm -
  • The 3 Expressions of Freedom at Work
    Freedom at work isn’t earned, it’s unearned. Give people freedom to do the things you hired them to do. Treat people like the competent responsible individuals you hired – unless they prove otherwise.… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 12:25pm -
  • We Missed the Exit to Chick-fil-A
    I’m back home in Central Maine where the people are wicked sharp, the Humpty Dumpty chips are wicked good, and the air smells like Christmas trees. (See pronunciation guide below.) “Wicked” is an… Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 11:47am -
  • The Five Practices of Smart Teams
    Teams, like individuals, can be stupid or smart. Stupid teams consists of smart people who engage in stupid behaviors. The 5 practices of smart teams: #1. Team members disagree with the team leader.… Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 11:00am -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

LebHR

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

HR Observations

  • See you at #SHRM19?
    I am packing my bags and heading to Las Vegas to join approximately 19,000 people with an interest in HR. Once again I am an official blogger and tweeter, though there are so many people tweeting that is almost redundant, or is it? An invitation If y…
    - 20 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 3:26pm -
  • How Leadership Skills Learned in School Help in the Workplace
    Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. When you were in school, you probably questioned how a certain subject would ever help you later on in life. “When will I ever even use calculus?” you might have protested at 1…
    - 21 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 12:19pm -
  • Are you using your data collected by AI ethically? Probably not! A #SHRM19 interview.
    Ira Wolfe is well versed in the challenges of collecting data and using it ethically. At SHRM19 in Las Vegas, he will talk about the challenges HR is facing in collecting data and properly using that data. Wolfe is the author of Recruiting in the Age…
    - 23 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 11:45am -
  • Older workers in tech have no chance according to one study!
    Are you an older worker in tech and have wondered why you are not getting ahead in your job? A recent study, reported on by Valerie Bolden-Barrett in the HR Dive, shows that age discrimination is alive and well in the tech industry. That is probably…
    - 27 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 11:45am -
  • A Guest Post: Why Should Restaurant Companies Have HR Departments?
    Today’s guest post focuses on the restaurant industry. Valmira Rashiti is a practical mystic, book worm and very much fond of words, whether written or spoken. She currently writes for Kiwi, which is a restaurant LMS that aims to help restaurant…
    - 29 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 11:45am -
  • Future Friday: Thought for the day.
    I came across this statement that I thought was profound enough to stand on its own. “Your first impression isn’t a handshake anymore. It’s your online presence that will decide the fate of your career.” This is a quote by personal branding g…
    - 33 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 2:18pm -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

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

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

Upstart HR

  • newHow Can We Fix the Exit Interview Process? [Reader Question]
    When I left my last job, I had an exit interview where my employer asked me all kinds of questions about my satisfaction and why I was leaving, but I didn’t answer honestly because I was already leaving. Do they actually use that information or was…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 1:19pm -
  • Do I Have to Buy a Standing Desk for My Employee?
    Spoiler alert: people have a love/hate relationship with standing desks. Some people swear by them, others can’t stand the thought of standing all day long on top of their otherwise demanding job. But this is a real issue that HR teams are dealing…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 2:47pm -
  • 5 Secrets for How to Be a Great Place to Work
    One of the annual occurrences here in North Alabama is the “best place to work” competition. It’s a regular staple for HR leaders and employers to try and prove they are, well, one of the best places to work. One of the firms that I know fairly…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 1:11pm -
  • We’re Only Human 58: Open Sourcing the Recruiting Playbook from Northwestern Mutual
    What if you had a way to continuously research and qualify candidates, creating a never-ending pipeline of interested individuals ready to take the jobs your company is hiring for? That’s the vision of Paul Shane, a talent acquisition and onboardin…
    - 9 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 2:05pm -
  • We’re Only Human 57: Prioritizing D&I at Online Gaming Firm NCSOFT
    Many HR leaders are guilty of being overloaded and failing to keep tabs on the external environment outside the business. They may be buttoned up on the inside, but forces and factors outside the walls of the firm can also impact how the organization…
    - 21 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 7:58pm -
  • Alabama’s New Equal Pay Act: What You Need to Know
    Last week I posted this to my personal Facebook page, but I think it will be relevant to many of the people here as well because other states are adding these on a regular basis (California, Delaware, Atlanta GA, Hawaii, Illinois, and more!) The equa…
    - 23 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 2:05pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Passover Memories: Family, Food, And Immigration Policy
    Passover Seder At The Obama White House I’ve been feeling a little weepy this Passover, awash in memories of the epic Seders of my orthodox Jewish childhood. They were epic, not just in the number of people participating, nor in the abundance of wo…
    - 79 days ago, 22 Apr 19, 6:36pm -
  • A Bloom’s Christmas: Retail Inventory Management
    Blooms Camera Ad Circa 1950 There are times when I really hate being a grownup, when I’d like nothing better than to be the child I never was. When your Mom dies before your sixth birthday, you grow up fast. And when your Jewish family’s economic…
    - 24 Dec 18, 2:42am -
  • The Cavalry Isn’t Coming: “We The People” Are Our Only Defense
    There was always the moment, in those old Westerns, when the settler families, perhaps led by John Wayne, realized that the Cavalry weren’t going to get there in time to save them from the outlaw gang which was intent on raping their women, stealin…
    - 11 Jul 18, 11:43pm -
  • We Cannot Be Paralyzed By Our Fears!
    I cried myself to sleep last night, more discouraged about America than I could ever remember. We worked so hard to get to an enviable place in our pursuit of that more perfect union, to a level of human and civil rights, of social justice and the ru…
    - 28 Jun 18, 9:05pm -
  • Conference Attendee Tips — Illustrated Journaling, Golden Age mysteries, Boat Shows and More
    Naomi & Cousin Ronni Circa 1950 Yes, I’m retired, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped learning — or attending conferences. Whether it’s the annual Florida Watercolor Society convention, and Urban Sketchers event, Emily’s List conferen…
    - 13 Jun 18, 2:18am -
  • Suicide Leaves Indelible Scars: Remembering Joey Shapiro
    Remembering Joey Shapiro Anthony Bourdain’s suicide and all the related tributes, personal introspections, lamentations and analysis have really upset me, and not because I feel his loss personally. Not being a foodie, I didn’t even know who he w…
    - 9 Jun 18, 6:49pm -

HR Success Guide

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

Thinking About Learning

  • newWhat I learned at the inaugural #WomenInLearning conference
    I was highly appreciative and privileged to get a late ticket to the first #WomenInLearning conference last week. When I’m at events like this, my bias is to share the insights as best I can. I try to honour the speakers for their content as much a…
    - 1 day ago, 9 Jul 19, 6:29am -
  • What happens when tech helps imitate human movement?
    At the CogX event I attended a few weeks back, I went to a session from the CEO of CTRL-labs, Thomas Reardon. He was talking about Neural Interface and The Future of Control This was a fascinating talk, absolutely cutting edge stuff. When I think abo…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 9:02am -
  • AI, financial crime, and learning
    Be warned. This is a long blog post. The question of learning is a deeply fascinating one. What does it mean to learn? What are the processes for learning? When we are learning, what is happening to us and for us? What can we learn? What can’t we?…
    - 20 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 6:48am -
  • The day I didn’t go to a learning conference
    Last week I decided to go to a very different kind of event. I registered to head over to CogX in London. CogX is an expo event where they talk about AI and the future of tech. It was seriously impressive stuff. First of all, the event was held at Ki…
    - 22 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 8:52pm -
  • Why L&D need to be at more HR meetings
    I hear it regularly enough. I’ve written about it previously. And yet it’s still a topic which gets refreshed. HR bashing is a thing. Oddly, many in L&D seem to want to do it just as much with no irony that the business views the two as the same…
    - 35 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 7:54am -
  • Learning and training are entirely different things
    I’ve been thinking lately about the methods of L&D that have been written and spoken about in the last 20/30 years. I’ve been writing this blog now for about 10 years. You can see the many topics I’ve written about in that time and they vary a…
    - 37 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 9:03pm -

T Recs

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

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

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

HR Remix

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

101 Half Connected Things

  • Executive Function and Low Functioning Executives
    Synopsis: a couple of thoughts on fatigue, quality of thinking and modern work that I can’t be bothered to reference properly. In Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman he references a theory by Shafir and Mullainathan that ‘Scarcity consumes you,…
    - 23 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 6:59am -
  • What I want from HR
    Synopsis: An emptying of my head around what I want (and don’t) from HR teams I work with. I worked for years in HR. I now, technically, have a ‘normal’ role, despite still spending quite a bit of time writing and discussing HR. Leading teams a…
    - 64 days ago, 7 May 19, 7:00am -
  • Applicants – and Paintings Without Prices
    Synopsis: A short piece on value. If you ever get a chance to walk around an exhibition at an auction house it is an odd experience. The exhibits have a guide price – and you are essentially being told what holds more value than other things. The u…
    - 78 days ago, 23 Apr 19, 6:59am -
  • How different would it look if…
    Synopsis: short read on interpretation of performance and motivation. Deals with how to agree that someone is underperforming (there is no strengths based thinking in this blog, it’s about agreeing it is going wrong…) One of the hardest challenge…
    - 28 Mar 19, 8:51am -
  • The Milkshake Provocation
    Content: a short reflection on how being shouted at when younger still has a positive impact now. Even though I’d never recommend shouting When I was about 16 I was working in a fast food chain that has a largely arch based logo. I had been told to…
    - 25 Mar 19, 8:16am -
  • Welcome people well – then tell me
    Synopsis: a short request for a practical change in language. Easy to make happen. Change ‘onboarding’ to ‘welcome’ then let me know. In 2017 I wrote that there must be a better name for the process of welcoming someone to an organisation tha…
    - 11 Mar 19, 7:53am -

Leadership Freak

  • newMake Friends with Your Past – It can’t be Left Behind
    The idea of leaving the past behind is an offense to who you are. And the hope of recreating the past is an offense to who you might become. Penobscot Bay, Maine Nostalgia:… Continue reading →
    - 23 hours ago, 9 Jul 19, 11:20am -
  • newHow to Build an Organization Where People Take Care of Each Other
    You might believe that taking care of each other is weak or silly. But think of the alternative. Care is nurtured. An uncaring team is a symptom of neglect. 5 expressions of care… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 11:00am -
  • How to Resolve the Negative Realities of Positive Thinking
    “The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” George Will Optimism is dangerous when it causes you to: Lose motivation. When you… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 12:54pm -
  • The 3 Expressions of Freedom at Work
    Freedom at work isn’t earned, it’s unearned. Give people freedom to do the things you hired them to do. Treat people like the competent responsible individuals you hired – unless they prove otherwise.… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 12:25pm -
  • We Missed the Exit to Chick-fil-A
    I’m back home in Central Maine where the people are wicked sharp, the Humpty Dumpty chips are wicked good, and the air smells like Christmas trees. (See pronunciation guide below.) “Wicked” is an… Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 11:47am -
  • The Five Practices of Smart Teams
    Teams, like individuals, can be stupid or smart. Stupid teams consists of smart people who engage in stupid behaviors. The 5 practices of smart teams: #1. Team members disagree with the team leader.… Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 11:00am -

Three Star Leadership

  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life Lee Iacocca Edition
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 17 hours ago, 9 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • newBook Review: Quiet
    I bought Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, because several other books I read cited it and called it insightful and revolutionary. It turned out to be a book I thought...
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • newBoss’s Tip of the Week: Don’t put it off
    When there’s a problem or when you need to talk to a team member about performance, the best time is usually now. Unless there’s a compelling reason not to, have that conversation or solve that problem right...
    - 3 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/3/19
    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...
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • Leaders and Strategies in Real Life: 7/2/19
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 6:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

HR Pockets

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

Don't Forget to Remember

  • 3 Vessels to Cultural Engagement
    It was a lively Pre-SHRM19 NextChat last week as we addressed the topic of Organizational Culture. We've been tackling culture within organizations since the turn of the century when the pendulum began to swing from Micro-Management to Employee Empow…
    - 22 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:40pm -
  • The State of Human Capital Management
    A recent study by HR.Com showed increased focus on the replacement of HRIS, Payroll and/or Performance Management systems. The intent to overhaul points to three specific trends:System Consolidation is afootRule Structures are changing Systems that…
    - 40 days ago, 31 May 19, 12:26am -
  • In Commencement
    To The Class of 2019 -You sit now in a place where possibilities are limitless, your ambition is boundless and there is not a single barricade before you.... why should there be?When tomorrow's sunshine hits your hung over head, the reality of the li…
    - 54 days ago, 17 May 19, 3:08pm -
  • Workforce Synchronicity
    As we head into #SHRM19 , attendees are called to many tasks: keynotes, general sessions, the exhibitor hall, networking opportunities and a little bit of well-deserved YOU time.Your SHRM Annual Conference Experience can benefit from making the conne…
    - 57 days ago, 14 May 19, 7:16pm -
  • You'll Have to Risk Frustration
    It was a sleepless night after the little league team I coach along with the local basketball and hockey teams all suffered losses. One who does not understand sports would think my mental anguish in such a predicament to be senseless.... it may just…
    - 63 days ago, 8 May 19, 7:35pm -
  • The Self-Awareness Teeter Totter
    Each day you wake up with one thing on your mind:What Do I Need To Do Better?The concept of that which keeps us up at night is an ongoing call to find solutions for the things we seem incapable of fixing. When we find a way to enter into slumber, the…
    - 66 days ago, 5 May 19, 6:55pm -

Employment Law Navigator

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

What Goes Around

The Social HR Connection

  • newAn Update from Ashley
    A few years ago, I wrote a blog about the importance of taking a break to recalibrate career and personal goals. After managing this blog and keeping up with social media for years, I needed a mental break so I could find renewed passion for what I w…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 3:22pm -
  • 4 Tips to Stay Relevant Before Searching for Your Next Job
    Want to know the best way to be proactive in your job search? Check out my latest VentureFizz post here to learn more.
    - 31 Jan 17, 3:33pm -
  • 4 Tips for Becoming a Great Remote Employee
    Curious about taking a remote role? Already working virtually but want to improve your success? Check out my latest blog on VentureFizz for some tips! Click here to read more.
    - 2 Nov 16, 5:19pm -
  • Finding Your ‘Culture Fit’ During the Job Search
    Learn more about company culture and how finding the right one for you matters.
    - 7 Sep 16, 3:40pm -
  • 4 Recruiting Practices that Won’t Turn Off Candidates
    Whether you’re a new recruiter or seasoned, corporate or agency, these 4 practices are always a good reminder for creating a good candidate experience. Click here to check out my latest blog post on VentureFizz for more details.
    - 3 Aug 16, 2:58pm -
  • 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. 
    - 28 Apr 16, 3:08pm -

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

  • newGrievances and the Hiring Process
    Units of local government have the responsibility to conduct business in the most transparent manner possible.  This includes the hiring process. Applicants for public jobs should feel confident that the selection process was fair and designed so th…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 9:39pm -
  • HR Legislative Update Covering: Lactation Room, Nursing Mothers, Severance & EMS Rest Exclusion
    Several new laws have taken effect in the last year that affect Public Employers primarily.  Please review this legislative update carefully and contact me for any further information you may need to ensure compliance.P.A. 100-0947 (January 1, 2019)…
    - 21 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 9:53pm -
  • Disciplinary Action up to and Including Termination
    My blogging has been pretty sporadic lately! I just finished an overload semester and had a boat load of client work to handle as well. So unpaid work gets pushed aside. I hope to get more regular on this site as time moves forward. Here's a summary…
    - 43 days ago, 28 May 19, 5:50pm -
  • What's New in HR for Illinois Employers?
    By Donna Rogers Skowronski, M.Ed., SPHR, SHRM-SCP via www.RogersHR.comNow – already required in your workplaces New IL Poster required due to ISSERRA change as of 1/1/19.IL Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act requires employers to allow breaks as…
    - 25 Feb 19, 8:11pm -
  • Employer Changes in Illinois: 300 Days Plus New POSTER
    The following are a couple employment related changes all business owners and human resources professionals in Illinois should be aware of.DOCUMENTATION RECOMMENDEDEmployees of any Illinois employer now have a much longer time frame to bring a compla…
    - 10 Oct 18, 4:52pm -
  • Top HR Podcasts Chosen for HR Student Review
    Since 2011, I have incorporated a social learning aspect to my HRM and Strategic HRM course.  The graduate students get to chose while the undergraduates are assigned a specific podcast to listen to each week.  Over the years, I have incorporated b…
    - 27 Aug 18, 2:03am -

Rollercoaster HR

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

A Leading Perspective

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

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