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  • newFive Ways to Find Your Tribe with Social Media
    There is something comforting about returning to a place where you felt like you belong. I recently had the opportunity to return to Denver/Boulder area. I spent most of my 20s in this area. This is...Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 2:17pm -
  • newSHRM Recertification Basics: Why Should You Recertify?
    Having an HR certification was a differentiator in my early HR career and in those moments that I needed clarity or a base on which to build a strategy, program or plan, I  found the foundation of my...Workology is the art and science of work, HR…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 2:17pm -
  • New to HR? Understanding Company Property
    Being in your first official business role can be extremely exciting. You’re fresh out of school and have been waiting on the moment you’ll get that “You’re Hired!”...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 2:17pm -
  • Are Great Remote Workers Born or Made?
    What makes a good remote employee? If you transplant any regular office employee to remote conditions, will he/she be as productive? Is there a certain “type” of employee who thrives when working...Workology is the art and science of work, HR a…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 2:17pm -
  • Ep 130 – How to Find Meaning at and in Your Work
    This year has drawn me personally to finding meaning as an individual and in my business too. In this fast paced world full of so many things and so little time, I believe a growing number of people...Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 5:17pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

    *My post below, in its entirety can be found on the Globoforce blog as well.  Check them out for great content too! -DB  After 20… Continue reading → 7 TIPS TO PREVENT LONELINESS – THE NEW WORKPLACE CRISIS
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 4:10pm -
  • 5 Reasons To Attend #WorkHuman 2018
    Hello DBHR Friends! I will have the pleasure of attending the Globoforce Workhuman conference this April 2-5, in wonderful Austin, TX. See my VLOG below… Continue reading → 5 Reasons To Attend #WorkHuman 2018
    - 16 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 2:30pm -
  • The HR Rebellion Includes Engaging Employees. Here’s A New Playbook To Help You.
    Rebels are few and far between.  But when they stick, they stick. Rosa Parks, David Bowie, #metoo leaders, Galileo, the Star Wars Rebel Alliance, Abe… Continue reading → The HR Rebellion Includes Engaging Employees. Here’s A New Playbook To He…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 6:06pm -
  • Must Read HR Blogs: Feb Carnival Of HR
    DBHR Friends —  My job is to save you time.  One of my goals is to introduce you to great HR pros, content and tips… Continue reading → Must Read HR Blogs: Feb Carnival Of HR
    - 30 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 4:53pm -
  • #WorkHuman: Can Harassers, Like Shaun White, Be Forgiven in #Metoo Era?
    To learn, discuss and listen to question’s like this, you must join me at this year’s WorkHuman Conference.  Also, at the bottom of the post… Continue reading → #WorkHuman: Can Harassers, Like Shaun White, Be Forgiven in #Metoo Era?
    - 35 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 3:58pm -
  • #WorkHuman Conference: 2 Words – BRENE’ BROWN!
    Hello Friends! Check out my latest VLOG on why you must attend the 2018 WorkHuman Conference this April.  One of the keynotes is a favorite… Continue reading → #WorkHuman Conference: 2 Words – BRENE’ BROWN!
    - 35 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 10:01pm -

Sagacity | HR

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

Micheal Vandervort

  • newQuestions 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…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • newMeeting 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…
    - 2 days ago, 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.
    - 82 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -
  • You need to be at WorkHuman 2018
    Only Two Days Left to Save $300 on WorkHuman 2018 Have you heard of WorkHuman?  If you haven’t, you should check it out.   It’s an event. It’s a movement.  It’s among the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended. If you know about WorkHu…
    - 83 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 8:54pm -
  • WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31
    Brene Brown and many other terrific speakers coming to WorkHuman2018 in Austin April 2-5, 2018! Rates go up on October 31st. Use code WH18INF-MVA to save $300!  The post WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31 appeared…
    - 30 Oct 17, 8:31pm -
  • How can HR help in Houston?
    How can HR help in Houston? There are a lot of things you can do besides just donating $10 to the Red Cross via text. See if your company has a matching program and make a donation. The organization I work for made a donation to the American Red Cros…
    - 29 Aug 17, 4:50pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newThursday in the Trenches- Meet Small Business HR Leader Elaine Piontkowski
    In February, Christine and I got together to plan out content and offerings for the next several months. One of the things I shared with her and I believe I’ve mentioned here before, is that we have such a great subscriber base of small business HR…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Making Wellness Work for Your Small Business
    Wellness was a hot topic a few years back in human resources, with companies of all sizes implementing different programs and investing beaucoup dollars in healthcare changes, tech, prizes etc… It seemed like everywhere we looked, a new startup com…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Why Having an Anti-Harassment Policy Isn’t Enough
    After reading the news of the history of sexual harassment happening inside the Dallas Mavericks organization, I wondered if they had an anti-harassment policy. Chances are good they did. Chances are good that they claimed a zero tolerance policy and…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 1:15pm -
  • DIYHR for the Scrappy Startup and the Bootstrapped Small Business
    In April, this business will turn 7 years old. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed. I started this business after experiencing a layoff while on maternity leave. I wanted to balance being mom and employee. I didn’t want my husband and…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • File Retention and Payroll Record Requirements Small Business Should Be Aware Of
    One of the most common phrases said to us by new clients is “we don’t know what we don’t know”. When it comes to HR, founders and small business leaders have immense knowledge around their product or service, but not so much around the laws r…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 2:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • Your HYPER-Local Workplace Culture
    Amy and Becky have adjoining cubicles in your Midwest Region Customer Care Service Center. They’ve sat within 10 feet of each other since 2002 and together have survived 2 CEOs, 3 Department Directors and 6 Supervisors. Amy took care ofThe post Yo…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 12:22pm -
  • I Hate Twitter’s 280-Character Limit
    At the risk of sounding like the crabby old neighbor lady, waving an upraised fist and shouting “get off my lawn,” let me just say that I despise Twitter’s 280-character limit. With a passion. I’ve been hanging on Twitter sinceThe post I Hat…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 12:43pm -
  • Elephants in the Workplace
    An elephant never forgets. We all know that saying. It implies, for some reason, that elephants possess some incredible long term memory. (Apparently though, there is some research backing this up). There are also elephants at work. Which can beThe…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 12:28pm -
  • The Employee Experience: As Simple as “X” and “Y?”
    Sixty years ago Douglas McGregor from the MIT Sloan School of Management presented two theories of workforce motivation he named “Theory X” and “Theory Y.” Over the intervening decades these theories have been used by leadership teams, HR pro…
    - 53 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 12:45pm -
  • Is it Ever Time to STOP Chasing a Dream?
    The internet, magazines and even the backs-of-cereal-boxes are filled with inspirational messages, stories and exhortations. Quotes abound as HR bloggers, career coaches and life style experts share words of encouragement: “You are never too old to…
    - 67 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:22pm -

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…
    - 4 days ago, 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…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • AI for Dummies
    What is it? Artificial Intelligence, as wiki describes it, is “any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.” It goes on to provide other definitions, but I like this derivation “a…
    - 74 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 8:15am -
  • Pre-hire Assessments Redefined
    Wow, that turned out to be the wrong person for the job! Felt this way after recruiting someone you hired recently? I have and I know I am not alone. This happens more often than it should in the hiring process. Most companies make candidates go thro…
    - 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

  • newSavage Sell webinar. Next week.
    The Savage Sell series of Master-classes wraps up in NZ tomorrow, after six big Aussie events. We have had over 1,400 recruiters sign-up to the nine events, and the feedback has been largely stupendously good (except for the hard seats in Sydney. Ver…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Mar 18, 7:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Your most dangerous competitor is…?
    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 ‘Your most dangerous competitor is…?…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 8:00pm -
  • Greg Savage back in Dublin!
    Dear Irish ‘Savage Truth’ reader, Some of you may have been at my Masterclass in Dublin in 2016 (If you were at that event, check the video! You are probably in it!) Many of you have asked, ‘when is the next one’? Well I am delighted to tell…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • Why DO clients give out job-orders in competition?
    This week Savage Sell kicks off. (On Wednesday 7th, in fact!) It’s huge. Nine cities, all across Australia and NZ. More than 1,400 recruiters attending. It’s a masterclass in sophisticated selling, and one topic we will hammer is the ability to s…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 8:00pm -
  • Artificial Intelligence and Recruitment. The 250 words you need to read
    I am getting a lot of questions about Artificial Intelligence and recruitment. I have even been asked to give several speeches on the impact of AI and machine learning on the future of recruitment. And of course I have little real idea. Nor do most p…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 8:30pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – The only metric that matters
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘The only metric that matters’. Let…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 8:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • Take Control- Stop Feeling Burned Out At Work!
    Employees begin to care less as their burnout grows. You may see decrease in productivity or in the quality of the work product. This also hits the company's bottom line in a negative way. Read More ...
    - 25 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 10:16am -
  • The Dangers of Loud “Business Talking” in Public
    It can be a career-ending move to share the wrong information in public. Don't make the mistake. Read More ...
    - 37 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 3:29pm -
  • 3 a.m. Eternal- Are You Waking Up In the Night?
    Adults have always had stress and things to worry about, but with the state of our world, our political climate, our workplace demands and our family and personal situations, it seems that the attempt to handle it all means that more of us are waking…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • Surround Yourself With a Team of Rivals
    The idea that "having rivals on a team will disrupt things" is correct. But, it leads to a more calculated approach to the goals and can even push innovation or creativity in ways you'd never expect. Read More ...
    - 66 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:38pm -
  • Top 3 Things HR Leaders Can Do to Impact Retention in 2018
    I'm talking about tangible things that you can do today to make real impact in your organization in the next couple months. Read More ...
    - 77 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 6:41pm -

People Equation

  • Lead Like a Human, Not a Manager
    In today’s fast-paced world of business is it possible to bring humanity back to leadership? A new book backed by research and co-authored by a Harvard Business Review contributor aims to answer that question for you. In The Mind of the Leader: How…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 10:30am -
  • Leadership Tips for Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace
    “I asked you here today to let you know where I’ve been for the past month. I was in a mental health facility.” So began a conversation with a colleague that I admired tremendously. His confession surprised me; we had worked on a long-term proj…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 11:30am -
  • Leaders Who Know When to Shut Up Get Better Ideas from the Team
    For many years, I worked with a highly effective (and very respected) leader named Jack, who at the time was a senior executive at a large insurance company. After working together on a few corporate projects, Jack asked me to lead a three-day strate…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • Renewing Your Leadership Purpose with Compassion
    Years ago, when I was a 23 year old assistant human resources manager at a department store, one of our sales associates suffered a heart attack and died while at work. At the time, I was out of town, attending my grandfather’s funeral. Upon my ret…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • Real-World Ideas for Developing Your Team
    What does internal career mobility look like at your company? Maybe it’s a fancy program spearheaded by your HR or talent development team. Or maybe it’s a boot strap operation with limited funding. Providing your employees with “career mobilit…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • Resources to Counteract Mean and Nasty in the Workplace
    In November, people observe World Kindness Day, which was started in 1998 by an international coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that wanted to shine a spotlight on the positive power of being kind. There are many corners of the world…
    - 27 Nov 17, 11:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newIs This a Major Sign Your Company Culture is Broke?
    Or, is this just the reality of workplaces today, in the world we live in with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements? That’s the question I was asking myself this week when the Wall Street Journal reported that a group of female employees at Nike circu…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 12:55pm -
  • newCareer Confessions of GenZ w/@CamSackett: Maybe You Should Take Our Smartphones Away!
    March Madness is fully upon us. This season unites us all over a love for college basketball or in my case, a love for winning money by googling an article about who the “Cinderella” teams are and somehow winning your neighborhood pool (it’s on…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 12:55pm -
  • newYour Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @MontageTalent – The Better Candidate Experience
    This week on the Weekly Dose I review the interview and hiring platform Montage. Montage was started as one of those technologies that filled in some of the huge gaps that most ATS systems just didn’t address. It’s easiest to think of them as an…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 12:55pm -
  • How to be an Adult! An Employer’s Edition
    Don’t buy into the hype! “Oh, just do what you love!” That’s not being an adult, that’s being a moron! Just do what makes you happy! No, that’s what a child does. “Tim, we just want to hire some ‘adults’!” I hear this statement fr…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 12:55pm -
  • 3 Ways Employers Should Be Encouraging March Madness!
    For those that know me, I’m a huge basketball fan.  Pro, college, AAU, high school, hell, if you really dig into my past you would probably find me hanging out at some playground breaking down the defense effort of a pickup game between grade scho…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 12:55pm -
  • Are HR Conferences Responsible for Ensuring You Connect? #UltiConnect
    So, this week I’m out at Ultimate Software’s annual customer conference called Ultimate Connections. They do a great job with their conference, and like their software, they’re willing to change quickly and try stuff. A couple of things happene…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 12:55pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

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

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • Why I Chose A Career in Human Resources
    During my first semester of college, I applied for a social media marketing internship with a small, local marketing company. It was my first office job. Four years have gone by and I’m still with that same company. Only I’m no longer an intern,…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • The Evolving Workplace #WorkHuman 2018
    Throughout history, our workplaces have continued to evolve.   Back in the days of the Industrial Revolution and the dawn of mass production, focus was on efficiency, scale, quality control, and essentially getting “stuff” made.  Employees work…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • #MeToo Focus in the Caribbean #HRCruise2018
    Editor’s Note:  One of our regular contributors, Donna Rogers, recently participated as an attendee and speaker on the 2018 HR Conference Cruise.  What’s an HR Cruise you may ask?  According to the website, it combines “a robust Human Resour…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Workplace Wellness Takes Sail #HRCruise2018
    Editor’s Note:  One of our regular contributors, Donna Rogers, recently participated as an attendee and speaker on the 2018 HR Conference Cruise.  What’s an HR Cruise you may ask?  According to the website, it combines “a robust Human Resour…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Why I Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions to Explore Possibilities Instead
    I don’t need studies to know that writing down goals works.  I’ve seen the proof over and over.  Still there is some impressive research surrounding goals and why writing them down makes a difference. Back in 1979, Harvard researchers supposedl…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Is Being Positive Holding You Back?
    As Human Resources Leaders, we represent the whole company. Our contribution is making the whole company stronger. What about when things aren’t going so well? Some HR business partners become cheerleaders, encouraging better performance or higher…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newSINS: Software Is Not Service
    “Software as a Service companies suffer stock price declines when they give their customers adequate support. As a result, the hidden costs of SaaS purchases often include additional staff or big consulting contracts.” - John Sumser
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 11:30am -
  • newHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #270: Noel Webb
    John Sumser speaks with Noel Webb, the co-founder and CEO of Karen HR (a cognitive recruiting assistant).
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • newCEOs and HR: Then and Now
    China Gorman makes a ‘then vs. now’ comparison of how CEOs are owning talent and culture-related issues in their organizations.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 11:30am -
  • About Me
    "I learned three important skills along the way: a pilot’s eye for trouble, an engineer’s view of problem-solving, and an OD (Organizational Development) view of management." - John Sumser
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 11:53am -
  • HRExaminer v9.11
    While PWC’s latest report on the impact of AI and automation focuses on how robots will take our jobs, a different finding drew our interest. ‘Learning mishaps’ occur when a machine doesn’t have all of the information but gives a recommendati…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #163: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    Updates From the Ultimate Software Connections 2018 Users Conference, Bullhorn Acquires Talent Rover and JobScience, PredictiveHR Secures Funding and Creates Alliance With TrenData, and Paycor Adds to Leadership Team.
    - 8 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 5:12pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newMSP On Deck Podcast #17: Bind Funding, HelpSystems Acquisition, Recruiters Being Recruited And Ping.MN Debuts
    We start our 17th podcast episode with news of the Bind $60M Series A funding. That’s not a round size I think anyone was expecting. Kathy walks us through her conversation with Tony Miller, CEO of Bind, and how they...
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 10:03pm -
  • newCommercial Project Manager Best 2018 Job On Indeed
    Indeed has their The Best Jobs in the United States: 2018 and I am happy to see construction related jobs are coming back: #1 Commercial Project Manager #5 Preconstruction Manager #6 Construction Superintendent #12 Construction Estimator #19 Construc…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 5:26pm -
  • Minnebar 13 Sessions I Am Attending
    We are 4 weeks away from Minnebar 13 and I am already thinking about the day… what sessions I want to attend, old friends to see and new ones to make. And conversations to have. It’s going to a busy...
    - 5 days ago, 17 Mar 18, 10:06pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Acquisition Recruiter - Full Time Job - Xcel Energy Campus Recruiting Associate - Full Time Job - KPMG Recruiter - Full Time Job - University of Minnesota Physicians...
    - 6 days ago, 17 Mar 18, 5:56pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Director Of Talent - Full Time Job - ICF Olson Sr. IT Sourcer - Full Time Job - U.S. Bank Regional Recruiter - Full Time Minnesota Job - SUPERVALU...
    - 12 days ago, 11 Mar 18, 12:06am -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - Cargill Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job - Nilfisk Sr. Talent Sourcer - Full Time Job - Cargill Sr. Technical Talent...
    - 18 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 4:17pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • new7 Controllable Things Any HR Pro Can Do To Make Their Company Better
    There are scores of tips for HR pros to help make their companies better – be more strategic, be disruptive, be an advisor, etc. Being all those things is good, but it takes focus. Here are seven controllable (but not always easy) acts any HR pro…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 3:23pm -
  • newDrake’s “God’s Plan” Is Telling You How to Do Recruiting and HR
    –Imagine if I never met the broskis… ————————————————— Life with kids these days is hard for a GenX parent.  While my wife has temporarily Jedi-mind tricked my 14-year old into loving hits from the 70s and 80s (…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 3:30pm -
  • Keeping Your Best Hands on Deck in Times of Uncertainty
    You know there’s a funny fact about mosquitoes…only the female variety of mosquito will bite you, while only the male mosquito makes an audible “buzz” when it flies. So the saying goes, it’s when you hear nothing that you should worry most.…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 1:26pm -
  • Source Smarter Not Harder With Marketing
    I know what you’re thinking – “Another Recruiting and Marketing article.” I get it, we’re all aware of the relationship and similarities between Marketing and Recruiting. Most commonly, we hear about employer branding and how marketing can…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 1:40pm -
  • Leaders Should Use “Empathy” Cheat-Sheets, As Long As They Mean It
    Did you know Trump was in the news? Of course you did. After the Parkland shooting, Trump met with several survivors to talk about the shooting’s impact. Per the Trump playbook, not to miss a photo op, Trump allowed the open discussion to be videoe…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 5:10pm -
  • Sometimes You Just Need To “Burn” A Hire
    I love baseball. There is a concept in baseball where a pitcher will “burn” a pitch, here and there. Basically, it means that the pitcher isn’t actually trying to throw a strike; they are using this pitch to set up another pitch.  For all inte…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 4:54pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • HR’s Essential Role in The New World of Work
    The new world of work can be complex, difficult, and unproductive. In this video I discuss HR’s Essential Role in the New World of Work, presented at the HRD Summit in the UK in early...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 4:37pm -
  • Agile Organization Models Are Going Mainstream
    As I describe in the article “Agile Organization Models Are Going Mainstream,” we are now seeing an accelerating shift in organizational structure toward what we call a “network of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services…
    - 63 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:29pm -
  • People Analytics: Here With A Vengeance
    I’ve been studying People Analytics for almost 20 years now and this world has really changed. In this article I’d like to give you some insights on the explosive growth,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterpr…
    - 94 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 5:55pm -
  • Becoming Simply Irresistible. Part 2: Supportive Management
    As our Simply Irresistible model shows below, there are five essential elements of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, a humane work environment, growth opportunities, and trust...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advi…
    - 2 Dec 17, 8:31pm -
  • Becoming Irresistible Part 1: Meaningful Work
    In our Simply Irresistible model for the employee experience (aka employee engagement), we describe five core drivers of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, fantastic...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Servic…
    - 13 Nov 17, 2:21pm -
  • HR Technology in 2018: Ten Disruptions Ahead
    I’ve been an analyst following the HR Tech market for almost 20 years now, and this year things are changing faster than ever. In the report we just published, “HR Technology Disruptions...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 3 Nov 17, 2:52pm -

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • newHRchat Interview with Manny Campione, Normandin Beaudry
    The latest HRchat episode features Manny Campione. Manny has recently joined Normandin Beaudry as Senior Consultant in its Toronto office. He has worked across multiple industries over the past 25 years in Human Resources leading teams in total re…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 1:08pm -
  • HRchat Interview with Jane Watson, Actionable
    The latest HRchat episode features Jane Watson, Head of People & Operations at Actionable. Jane is the author of the insightful Talent Vanguard blog, where she discusses trends and challenges from the leading edge of HR. As Head of People for Actiona…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 1:20pm -
  • Six Top Recruiting Trends
    New Trends in Recruiting  Recruiting is harder than ever. For example, did you know that only 30% of your potential candidates are looking for a job (Source: LinkedIn) and top candidates stay available on the market for only 10 days  (Source: Offic…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 11:25am -
  • Strategic People Analytics Conference Coming to Chicago
    marcus evans will host the 2nd Edition Strategic People Analytics Conference on May 22-23, 2018 in Chicago, IL. This meeting will bring together leading professionals in People Analytics, HR Analytics, Workforce Strategy, and HR Operations to highlig…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 9:11pm -
  • People Analytics – Why We Need to Invest in More Than Just Data!
    As part of the build-up to the April 16 InnovateWork Toronto summit, panellist Dave Johnston gives his take on the panel topic: Both sides of People Analytics: How to Make it Work and What to Avoid. Traditional management theory says that the more c…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 1:57pm -
  • Global HR Trends Interview with Erica Briody, IQVIA
    Global HR Trends Summit Toronto Speaker Interview Ahead of the Global HR Trends Summit Toronto, we got a chance to interview Erica Briody, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at IQVIA. Tell us a bit about yourself and your profession…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 4:27pm -

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

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

Everyday People

  • Gratitude
    When I was a junior in high school, I took Chemistry. The class was a mix of juniors and seniors and was sure to be challenging. On the first day, a very young man walked into the room with a white shirt and a tie as we were chatting away and not pay…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 12:03am -
  • What’s Your Name ??
    Your name. Everyone has one. The truth is that it is the most significant identifier of who we are as a human. You prefer to have others know your name when they talk to you because it provides a more personal connection. What is unique about names i…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Mar 18, 11:43pm -
  • #HRMixTape2018 – The Employee Edition
    I was so geeked when I heard that my friend, Mark Hendy, was bringing the #HRMixTape challenge back for 2018 !! Being a giant music freak, I couldn’t pass this up at all. I wanted to take a different look for mix tape and focus on our interactions…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 1:26am -
  • Fighting Distractions !!
    Recently, I went out of town for the first SHRM Board meeting of the year. It gave me a break from the norm of heading into the office every day. Taking a short mental break from your normal pattern is incredibly refreshing. Now, I was going from one…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 12:46am -
  • Something to Believe In !!
    Do you remember the movie Bull Durham ?? It’s one of my all-time favorites. There’s a scene where Susan Sarandon meets with Tim Robbins (the talented pitching rookie) and Kevin Costner (the long-term minor league catcher), and she’s deciding wh…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 1:09am -
  • Encourage Daily !!
    We all have things that have become daily habits. They range from when you wake up to whether you have breakfast or not to how you commute to work. These daily activities are so ingrained into our lives that we actually notice if something is slightl…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 2:09am -

Workplace Diva

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

Corn on the Job

  • newDUI Arrests or Convictions: Are Work Prospects Doomed Forever?
    Each year, an estimated 1.5 million people in the US are arrested for drunk driving. Impaired driving involving alcohol is a serious offense claiming 28 lives each day in addition to injuries and disabilities. It has also negative consequences on t…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 5:23pm -
  • newFive Ways to Motivate and Encourage Your Employees to Improve Productivity
    Any good business owner knows that it’s impossible to achieve company success without the support of a dedicated, motivated, and productive team. Whether you’re breaking into the market with a new start-up or want to refresh and improve an establ…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 11:49am -
  • newA step-by-step guide to starting a recruitment company
    Starting a business in any domain is never easy, however the idea itself is usually met with enthusiasm by the future business owner. One of the reasons behind this enthusiasm is the connections you can make because of the Internet we all use nowaday…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 11:44am -
  • newWhen It Comes To Employee Appreciation Companies Need Effective Tactics
      If you want to properly appreciate employees, you must be all-encompassing about it. Technologically savvy employees require your appreciation, but so do those who work in a non-technological capacity; you’re all part of the same “team”, as…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 2:01pm -
  • Medical Negligence Law – Is This A Good Legal Career Path For You?
    If you are studying to become a solicitor, you have probably already given some consideration to what type of law you would like to be involved in when you begin your career properly. With so many forms of law where people need help and advice, it ca…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 8:30pm -
  • These Issues Are Ruining Your Employment Prospects!
    Applying for and succeeding in getting the job that you want can seem like an unscalable mountain at times. After all, it’s a competitive world, and there are always others out that are applying for the same things as you. Sadly, to make matters wo…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 11:39pm -

The One Crystal

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

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

The HR Blog

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

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

  • newImpact Makers Episode 4 – 3 Actions Impact Makers Take Every Day
    Not long ago, Jennifer went to a conference in Australia, where she was a chairperson and keynote speaker. During the event, two young women approached Jennifer with the desire to improve their careers, but they didn’t know where to go to get the s…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 1:15pm -
  • Impact Makers Episode 3 – The Heart of Human Resources with Steve Browne
    Steve Browne is a connector in every sense of the word. From a young age, he’s always felt at home ‘swimming in people.’ Today, Jennifer and Steve discuss what makes him a connector, and some of the unique insights he has as a leader and impact…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 11:55am -
  • Impact Makers Episode 2 – The Thriving Contrarian with Laurie Ruettimann
    Jennifer and Laurie have been friends for years, traveling the world together. But Laurie is more than just a friend. She made an incredible impact on Jennifer’s life and set her on the path to where she is today. Are you stuck or unsure of what to…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 12:50pm -
  • Impact Makers 1 – What Does It Mean to Be An Impact Maker?
    You’ve heard the term ‘impact’ from the mouths of CEOs and management from many different industries, applied in many different ways. But what does it mean to be an ‘impact maker?’ Today Jennifer shares some heart-touching stories that serv…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 12:39pm -
  • Flipping The Script: Conflict Isn’t Bad, It’s Good
    Conflict can be helpful in the workplace - maybe even necessary - if you want your ideas to become the best that they can be, and for disruption and/or innovation to occur.
    - 29 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 6:54pm -
  • Welcome New Year! Now, When Can I Take A Vacation?
    For most people, it’s the first work day of the new year, and you’ve probably already seen or read several articles about hopeful New Year’s resolutions, what people will be doing to make 2018 their Best Year Ever, and even what went wrong in 2…
    - 79 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 9:22pm -

True Faith HR

  • newThe Shape of #WorkHuman
    Copyright Fox SearchlightTwo weeks ago, "The Shape of Water" earned the Best Picture win at the Academy Awards.  Set in a high security government lab in the 1960s, this literal fish out of water tale tells the unique story of a mute woman who falls…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 1:48pm -
  • What Would HR Be Like In An Organized Crime Family?
    Today, during a during a class discussion of HR as a profession, a student queried, "what would it be like to do HR as a member of an organized crime family? Could you do a lecture on that?"  Now, as far as I know, no one I am familiar with currentl…
    - 49 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 7:48pm -
  • Could You Scout Talent 24/78 365 Days A Year? #8ManRotation
    As 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, and the need for talent management and acquisition becomes increasingly important, it seems HR professionals are continually trying to keep up; being reactive instead of proactive. Imagine, instead, you had to…
    - 24 Aug 17, 6:51pm -
  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas in two weeks with a few of the 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. O…
    - 27 Jun 17, 8:16pm -
  • Three Takeaways from #SHRM17
    I'm back from another whirlwind SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans. I've attended for seventeen (17) straight years, so what did I notice in particular about this one?1.  As always, the volunteers and SHRM staff once again did an exemplary job in…
    - 22 Jun 17, 6:30pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM18 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2018 Conference being held in Chicago, IL, June 17-20.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (on…
    - 22 Jun 17, 3:56pm -

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • newThe Best Employee Perks Even Small Businesses Can Afford
    You’ve probably heard about the best employee perks the big Silicon Valley players offer—free gourmet lunches, on-site massages and huge common areas stocked with the latest video games—and may have thought smaller businesses can’t compete. T…
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  • newA Recruiter Said What He Hates about Candidates and the Candidates Punched Back Twice as Hard
    There is often a tenuous relationship between recruiters and job seekers, which is funny because they need each other to be successful. But, they drive each other nuts and that came out to be blatantly obvious when a recruiter posted his pet-peeves…
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  • newStories Are Great Training Tools—If You Don’t Embarrass Someone
    Part of the training process is explaining what not to do. If you say, “Don’t do X,” people may tune it out. But if you say, “John did X and then the furnace blew up!”—well, people tend to remember that. It’s easy to come up with storie…
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  • newThis Imminent Labor Law Ruling Could Change the Fabric of McDonalds Forever
    Did you start your career at McDonald’s? Chances are more than a few of you did, and those that didn’t may have worked for another business that operated on the franchise model. How the franchise model works is that a person or group buys the r…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 11:06am -
  • 5 Leadership Lessons from Hamilton
    I had the envied opportunity to see Hamilton in London this weekend, and while the play itself was a masterpiece, I couldn’t get out of Evil HR Lady mode. So many management lessons stood out to me, so I just had to share. Your ensemble makes…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 4:18pm -
  • Where Should You Really Spend Your Recruiting Dollars? Here Are 5 Scrappy Ideas
    If you work for a hot startup or a Fortune 100 company, recruiting is no big deal. If you work for the former, applications probably flood your website. Plus, you’ve got the budget to splurge on specialized headhunters to find the exact match for e…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 12:29pm -

Lean HR

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

Total Picture Radio


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

Inc Blot

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

Cost of Work

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

The Buzz on HR

  • new#BlackBlogsMatter – Week 7 – What Black People Be Thinking
    This has been one of the hardest posts to write within the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge. Considering that I setup the calendar, that is hard to admit and make sense of. But the truth is I sat down to write and suddenly felt both blocked and burdened b…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 6 – Defining Inclusion, Equality and Equity
    Diversity is important. In our workplaces, it leads to better environments and decision-making and profits. Yes. Companies with consistent commitment to diversity are more profitable and their employees are more satisfied with their work.  Issa fact…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 5 – Working Woke vs Woke Work
    “Woke” remains a common phrase used to point out discriminatory behavior by people and institutions and to encourage people to be mindful and aware of the lowkey discriminatory behavior. As I’ve discussed previously in the posts … What Woke…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter Bonus: 365 Days of Diversity
    While Black History Month has ended, the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge has not. The Weekly Flavor of the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge will continue for 11 more weeks. In addition to my own writings, I will be incorporating some guest posts and round-ups…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 4: Opporcoonities
    Black people began being caricatured during slavery. Slave masters characterized Black people as slow, lazy and  stupid. They made fun of them and dehumanized them further by comparing them to animals and depicting them with exaggerated, unattractiv…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 3: The 7 Levels of Wokeness
    As I said in Tao Te Woke – Part 1, there are levels to being Woke.  The more you proclaim how Woke you are, the more likely you are to not be very Woke at all. Woke is something you should be about, not speak about. Still, Wokeness is not a compet…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:30am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newWhen Positive Discrimination Can Be Completely Legal
    “Is this fake news?” was the message I received through my Facebook page with a screenshot of an advertisement for a training opportunity at a BBC radio station. It clearly stated that the roles were only open to people from Black and Asian backg…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 5:01pm -
  • newHow Can You Measure Your Employer Brand Success?
    Measuring employer brand has notoriously been tricky. You ask employer brand managers all around the world how they do it, and everyone has a different answer. So we’ve collated 10 ways to measure your employer brand from 10 employer branding maste…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 5:10pm -
  • newWhy Your Bias Against Tattoos Means You’re Missing Out on Talent
    Whether it’s motivational quotes, pictures of flowers, or an image of a beloved pet – tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years. In fact, it’s estimated that around one in five UK adults have tattoos, with those under 40 signific…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 5:02pm -
  • How to Give Honest Feedback to Candidates
    Job-seekers are routinely advised to seek feedback when they are not successful in securing a role for which they have interviewed.  Feedback is the communication to an applicant who has been unsuccessful in securing an offer of employment for whic…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 5:04pm -
  • How thyssenkrupp Engineered a Culture for Tomorrow
    Elevators. Submarines. High-speed trains. What’s the common denominator? The answer is thyssenkrupp, a German industrial conglomerate with some 150k employees. Dr. Stefan Schmitt is Head of Human Resources Strategy at thyssenkrupp. He tells us…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 5:02pm -
  • 5 Ways to Make Your Job Post Stand Out From the Crowd
    Recruiters and employers are constantly trying out some new way of creating job postings. We will do whatever we can to get noticed. If you’re trying to attract talented people, then it’s vital you find a way to get your job post to stand out…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Mar 18, 5:05pm -

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

  • newCelebrating The Silent Leaders In My Life
    Leaders are undoubtedly everywhere! If you look up the word leader, you’ll find all sorts of definitions. Growing up, I didn’t care to know or need to know the definition of a leader. The leaders in my life were at home, school, work, within my c…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • The Resistance of American Women
    It’s March! This means we celebrate women in history. Through the US Congress’ designation in the late 80s, this month offers a special opportunity in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities to recognize and celebrate the often-overlook…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Women’s History; We Need More Sheroes
    The roles of women and the ways they have impacted society have changed tremendously since women first gained the right to vote in 1920. In decades past, the contributions of women were often limited, as they were commonly controlled by men, whether…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Burning My Bra

    - 11 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • We, The Members of the Black LGBTQ Community, Are Valuable and Talented Employees
    Imagine growing up in a world where you can’t look up to anyone like you because they do not exist.  Well, that’s pretty much the story of my life. Don’t get me wrong. In the age of Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae and Ava DuVernay we have no shortag…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 2:00pm -
  • We Haven’t Come This Far to Only Get This Far
    In high school my favorite shirt said: A Woman’s Place is in the House. And in the Senate. When I bought it in the 1970’s, the workplace was still getting used to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Okay, it’…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 2:15pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • HackerRank’s Approach to GDPR
    Abhijit Tamhane is the VP of product management and technology leader at HackerRank where he’s on a mission to build amazing products that match every…The post HackerRank’s Approach to GDPR appeared first on .
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 1:40pm -
  • 3 Steps to Reduce Bias in Your Technical Screening Process
    How do you design a truly fair process to evaluate developer candidates? On the one hand, we all have unconscious biases that creep into the…The post 3 Steps to Reduce Bias in Your Technical Screening Process appeared first on .
    - 9 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 4:10pm -
  • H-4 Visa Holders’ Skills are Hidden in Plain Sight
    WSJ published an op-ed on this story by HackerRank’s CEO & Cofounder Vivek Ravisankar. Note: names in this article denoted with an asterisk (*) have…The post H-4 Visa Holders’ Skills are Hidden in Plain Sight appeared first on .
    - 16 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 6:16pm -
  • Gayle Laakmann McDowell Deconstructs the Engineering Interview Process
    This is the third episode of HackerRank Radio, our podcast for engineering leaders interested in solving developers’ toughest problems today: Hiring the right developers. Hosted by…The post Gayle Laakmann McDowell Deconstructs the Engineering I…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 4:06pm -
  • From the Front Lines: 3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Recruiting Top Tech Talent
    When you’ve got a thoroughly thought-out strategy in place and the best resources at your disposal, you feel like nothing can stop your recruiting efforts.…The post From the Front Lines: 3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Recruiting Top Tech Talent appe…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 6:20pm -
  • How VMware Increased the Talent Funnel while Decreasing Screening Time
    As a talent leader, you’re often tasked with seemingly impossible assignments: finding talent that meets all hiring managers’ expectations, screening for technical skills, ensuring company…The post How VMware Increased the Talent Funnel while…
    - 51 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 3:55pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

The Recruiting Unblog

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

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • newSimple Innovations That Can Radically Change Your Business
    If there’s one mistake that far too many business owners tend to make it’s to assume that there’s a point where your business is “good enough.” The moment that you think that your business is good enough is the moment that it ends up fallin…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Mar 18, 7:09pm -
  • Employee Burnout Protection Plan
    There are times when employees reach the point of exhaustion that their work performance and productivity become significantly impaired. Yes, employee burnout is real. The common causes of employee burnout are heavy workloads, hectic schedules, and p…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 11:58am -
  • Are You Still Effective If You Are Working 70 Hours a Week?
    The last ten years has seen a rapid increase in digital technology. This has shrunk the world of business and theoretically made the working week shorter. Add in the advancements in robotics and AI and we should all be working ten hours a week! Yet t…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 3:03pm -
  • What Is An Impact Assessment And Why Is It Important?
    Impact assessments are commonly associated with businesses but in fact they are applicable to all areas of life. In short, an impact assessment will look at what possible outcome a specific action can have and how to minimize or prevent any negative…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 2:50pm -
  • Guest Post: Recruiting Top Talent on PURPOSE
    The following is a special guest post by Jeff Vanderwielen, Ph.D., and John Izzo Ph.D. They have a new book coming out soon called  The Purpose Revolution: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good (out March…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 11:48am -

Make HR Happen

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

No Excuses HR

  • newDeveloping Internal Blogging Teams
    So, you've finally decided to execute on a robust employer brand strategy. Your career site is actually a real site, not just a job list, you're pushing content several times a week and distributing it across multiple dedicated HR social channels.Wel…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 11:43am -
  • I Saw, Today
    I saw commitment today.I saw dedication to patients.I saw a team completely focused on a goal.I saw preparation.I saw real-time accountability.I saw transparency.I saw energy.I saw follow through.I saw transparency.I saw communication.I saw passion.I…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 12:17pm -
  • Indefatigable
    Persisting tirelessly.I love the word indefatigable. I want to be that...every everything I do. It is a word that needs to become part of who I am as a father, partner, friend, leader and person.I want to, somehow, be everything. Is that ev…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 12:17pm -
  • I Walked Alone Into a Fight
    Community - a unified body of individualsTeam - a group of people with a full set of complimentary skillsNetwork - an association of individuals with common interests providing mutual assistanceFriends - one attached to another by affection or esteem…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 5:46pm -
  • On the Brink of Lies
    "I've had enough of her...get rid of her today.""We're fallen behind schedule...someone is going to pay!""That's ridiculous...go writer her up now. Right now!""That's why I have you keep me out of trouble when I have to take action.""We've…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 12:57pm -
  • The Best Form of Self Interest
    Now that's an odd title, don't you think? Of all things to be discussing on a human resources leadership blog...self interest?Them, and MeOne of the challenges I face in my leadership practice is balancing my nonstop desire to push harder, faster, an…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 1:07pm -

The Chief People Officer

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

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

    - 29 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Why I Meet Once A Week With My Team
    That’s right. Once a week I meet with every single person on my team. Sometimes our meetings are 15 minutes, other times a half hour. I even ask them to complete a weekly form before our meeting. I adapted it from Cy Wakeman’s Reality Based Leade…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • Ten Simple Ways To Be A Great Manager
    Ten quick tips on how to be the great manager your employees want: 1. Ask their opinion But only do this if you actually care. And do not shut down their ideas with laughter or bad body language. You may say “great idea” but your body language or…
    - 50 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • It’s About The Heart – Why You Should Never Counter Offer
    We spend a lot of time talking about retaining our best people. Too many times though, we wait until our star gives us their resignation notice and then we try the worst tactic possible – the counter offer.  Some managers scurry about trying to fi…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Jan 18, 12:15pm -
  • Getting Rid of Annual Appraisals Won’t Solve Your Performance Management Problem
    The annual appraisal, the culmination of the traditional Performance Management process, is broken, fundamentally flawed and completely irrelevant.  The process of having a formal discussion with someone 2-3 times a year is laughable for a number of…
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  • Where Leaders Go Wrong
    Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are t…
    - 73 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 12:30pm -

Talent Culture

  • new4 HR Tech Trends That Are Changing HR for Retailers
    From cloud-based data management to employee apps, the way retailers use technology to do business is shifting, and that shift […]The post 4 HR Tech Trends That Are Changing HR for Retailers appeared first on TalentCulture.
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  • newWant to Improve HR? Ask Better Questions First
    Boston got hit with its third snowstorm in two weeks recently, and more than a few work initiatives overseen by […]The post Want to Improve HR? Ask Better Questions First appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • #WorkTrends Recap: Building Your EQ
    When you turn on your laptop or open your office door, what do you bring with you? I’m not talking […]The post #WorkTrends Recap: Building Your EQ appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 7 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 2:16pm -
  • 5 Ways AI Makes Hiring Easier
    It’s one thing to see AI coming our way in HR. It’s another thing to know the best ways to […]The post 5 Ways AI Makes Hiring Easier appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 8 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • #WorkTrends Recap: Why Fun at Work Matters
    It’s official: Forced fun is over. “Let people have the brand of fun that works for them in the context […]The post #WorkTrends Recap: Why Fun at Work Matters appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 14 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 3:13pm -
  • Talent Management Systems That Deliver Real Productivity: 3 Things You Should Demand When Evaluating HR Tech
    Technology is intended to make employees feel more connected and productive in their organizations. So why do so many employees […]The post Talent Management Systems That Deliver Real Productivity: 3 Things You Should Demand When Evaluating HR Tec…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 10:51pm -

Recruiting Animal

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

Amplify Talent

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

Strategy Focused HR

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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…
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  • Maybe Amazon’s New World Of Work Isn’t Right For Someone Like Me
    “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,” said former Amazon employee Bo Olson, who worked in book marketing. Or, they very wisely chose to leave.Explanations like “we’re not totally sure” or “I’ll get back to you”…
    - 24 Aug 15, 6:10am -

Interview Geek

  • One-and-Done: The NBA’s Strategy For Managing Millennials
    The NBA instituted a rule in 2006 that an athlete must be at least 19 years old and at least one year removed from graduating high school. And the term One-and-Done was born. It’s gained enough acceptance over the last decade that I wouldn’t be s…
    - 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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    - 4 Mar 16, 12:00pm -

HR Nasty

  • newHRNasty’s Zen and the Employee Experience
    The employee experience doesn’t happen by accidentHRNasty and the Zen of the Employee Experience I am responsible for the employee experience and believe that I am the CEO of my personal brand. What I represent, who I am, and how I conduct myse…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 7:06am -
  • Career management, HR says 99% of employees are not pro-active with their careers
    Is your career moving as much as you are working? Hard work isn’t enoughCareer ManagementAre you practicing career management? Most of us think we are managing our career, but let me ask you the following questions:Have you talked to your man…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 4:47am -
  • Setting expectations with your manager at work. Have you talked to your manager recently?
    I used to exceed expectations at work. I am working harder now. What happened?Are you setting the right expectations with your manager?If you have never said “no” to your manager, you are probably NOT setting expectations. This post is for yo…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 3:26pm -
  • Disneyland shows an HR veteran how employee engagement increases customer loyalty
    What every company, manager, and employee can learn from Disney. Lessons on employee engagement, corporate culture, and attention to detail which have stood the test of time and live up to being the Happiest Place on Earth. The post Disneyland sho…
    - 36 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 6:15am -
  • How Disney reinforces why best friends at work are important
    HRNasty, first-time visit to Disneyland with work colleagues on a PTO day.Disney, best friends, and engaged employeesA recent trip to Disney inspired the next two postsPart 1: Do you have a best friend at workPart 2: How Disney customers benefi…
    - 43 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 7:31am -
  • Your first job interview part 2
    How to ace your first job interviewGetting ready for your first job interview experience? Your first job interview experience is coming up. Don’t worry, HRN here to spit some knowledge so you know what to expect. More importantly, I am here to…
    - 50 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 3:58am -

HR Gal Friday

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

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

RU HRelevant

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

Christopher in HR

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

Joe Gerstandt Blog

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

China Gorman Blog

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

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  • Are HR And Finance Finally Going To Be Friends?
    How on earth can it be August 1st? For that matter, how on earth can it be 2017? After taking off three weeks for vacation and business travel commitments, it’s time to be back considering new research and data of … Continue reading →
    - 1 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Happy 4th of July!
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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

  • newIntroducing the Human Friendly Workplace Podcast
    I'm super excited to share with you the debut episode of the newest podcast on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network - The Human Friendly Workplace Podcast hosted by employee engagement and workplace culture expert Jason Lauritsen. On the Human Friendl…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • What the Toys R Us meltdown reminds us about workforce trends
    By now you probably have seen the sad news that Toys R Us is in bankruptcy, and is facing the likely closure of its 700+ stores in the US in the coming months.Definitely a sad day for many, especially for the thousands of Toys R Us employees soon t…
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  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 315 - Breaking Through with Diversity & Inclusion
    HR Happy Hour 315 - Breaking Through with Diversity & InclusionSponsored by Virgin Pulse - Steve BoeseGuests: Cecile Alper-Leroux, Dr. Jarik Conrad - Ultimate SoftwareRecorded Live at Ultimate Connections 2018Listen to…
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  • HRE Column: Succeeding with HR Tech - Part 2
    Once again, I offer my semi-frequent reminder and pointer for blog readers that I also write a monthly column at Human Resource Executive Online called Inside HR Tech that can be found here.This month, I continue the topic of 'Success with HR…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 314 - The Employer Health Care Benefits Update for 2018
    HR Happy Hour 314 - The Employer Health Care Benefits Update for 2018Host: Steve BoeseGuest: Shandon FowlerListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Shandon Fowler, Founder and Principal of Four8 Insights, a benefits t…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • n = 1
    1. Tariffs: I am not an economist, and I don't even play one on TV. But these blanket tariffs, (code for taxes), sort of feel wrong to me. It is super complicated for sure, but the idea that in 2018 we (America), wants to value one kind of industry o…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 1:18pm -

Women of HR

  • Why I Chose A Career in Human Resources
    During my first semester of college, I applied for a social media marketing internship with a small, local marketing company. It was my first office job. Four years have gone by and I’m still with that same company. Only I’m no longer an intern,…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • The Evolving Workplace #WorkHuman 2018
    Throughout history, our workplaces have continued to evolve.   Back in the days of the Industrial Revolution and the dawn of mass production, focus was on efficiency, scale, quality control, and essentially getting “stuff” made.  Employees work…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • #MeToo Focus in the Caribbean #HRCruise2018
    Editor’s Note:  One of our regular contributors, Donna Rogers, recently participated as an attendee and speaker on the 2018 HR Conference Cruise.  What’s an HR Cruise you may ask?  According to the website, it combines “a robust Human Resour…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Workplace Wellness Takes Sail #HRCruise2018
    Editor’s Note:  One of our regular contributors, Donna Rogers, recently participated as an attendee and speaker on the 2018 HR Conference Cruise.  What’s an HR Cruise you may ask?  According to the website, it combines “a robust Human Resour…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Why I Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions to Explore Possibilities Instead
    I don’t need studies to know that writing down goals works.  I’ve seen the proof over and over.  Still there is some impressive research surrounding goals and why writing them down makes a difference. Back in 1979, Harvard researchers supposedl…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Is Being Positive Holding You Back?
    As Human Resources Leaders, we represent the whole company. Our contribution is making the whole company stronger. What about when things aren’t going so well? Some HR business partners become cheerleaders, encouraging better performance or higher…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

  • newHappy #worldpoetryday everyone!Today I shared a poem inspired...
    Happy #worldpoetryday everyone!Today I shared a poem inspired by one of my photos with my #patrons on #Patreon. I’m only **a little embarrassed**. 😌So tell me, what’s your favorite poem? Favorite poet? I have a bunch, from classics like La…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Mar 18, 11:33pm -
  • Spring is around the corner, hopefully. I am *done* with the...
    Spring is around the corner, hopefully. I am *done* with the snow and cold! It’s time for growth and renewal. It’s also time for me to try new things with my photo work.This weekend I shared some works-in-progress (WIPs) with my #patrons. The…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 10:01pm -
  • Hey everyone. **How are you this Saturday?**Me? I just figured...
    Hey everyone. **How are you this Saturday?**Me? I just figured out how to do something cool with my photos that I shared with some of my #patrons on #Patreon! It’s a small but fun thing, that my old self figured out. See, I can learn new things!…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Mar 18, 10:17pm -
  • I have a new content on my Patreon page!In this update, I...
    I have a new content on my Patreon page!In this update, I share new developments with my patrons about on the evolution of my photography. This exclusive content is for those contributing $3 or more per month.If you want to become my patron, cli…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 8:18pm -
  • I’ve been rejected.Back in January I submitted photos to...
    I’ve been rejected.Back in January I submitted photos to the 2018 New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by The New York Times Lens blog. Unfortunately, I wasn’t selected.I’m not devastated, although I can’t pretend to be happy about it. As…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 10:19pm -
  • Good morning. Starting the day by organizing photo print sets to...
    Good morning. Starting the day by organizing photo print sets to send to my eligible #patrons. Also, strong #coffee. *sip* ☕If you want to get my photos in your inbox or mailbox (or both!), check out my #Patreon page. The link is in my bio. And f…
    - 8 Oct 17, 2:42pm -

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…
    - 51 days ago, 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…
    - 80 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • Motherhood and Cliche
    My daughter is 16, going on college. I remember being pregnant worrying about what I would do if the baby was sick on a day I couldn't be off work. The worry was for nothing. My answer was clear the moment I saw my daughter for the very first time -…
    - 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 -

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR




  • Sometimes people will fail
    Here’s a thing; Not everyone can be successful in their job. And that’s ok. There are multiple reasons why failure happens, it can be the role, the requirements, the skills, the culture of the organisation, the leadership and management or just d…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 8:00am -
  • Presence and state
    We all know that how you show up in a certain situation or moment can change the impact that you have and the outcomes that you achieve. No more so than when you hold a leadership position. My advice to leaders is always to think as much about how th…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 8:00am -
  • Are you sure you’re recruiting the best?
    Its back to a favourite topic of mine, education. Last week parents up and down the land were waiting to hear which secondary schools their children had got in to. As any parent who has ever been through the process will tell you, it is full of uncer…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 8:00am -
  • It’s all about responsibility
    I’m going to go out on a limb here and state my belief that the world broadly splits into two groups of people: Those that always believe someone else should carry the can Those that always believe they’re ultimately responsible. In our rational…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • It doesn’t hurt to be kind
    A lesson I’ve learnt as I’ve got older is that kindness is a very different to softness. Too often, images and predetermination of the role of HR professionals can make the young practitioner shy away from kindness, fearing the tag of being soft,…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • The distraction of talent management
    We love to over engineer a management practice, don’t we? And never more so than the area of “talent management”. We take something with a relatively simple principle at it’s core and turn it into an elaborate, process driven, complex, labori…
    - 46 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 8:00am -


  • The Role of AI at Work
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just something in movies anymore – it is becoming more and more mainstream every day. Recently, we discussed the role of AI in eLearning. But what about other facets of the workplace? How can we leverage the bene…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 5:00pm -
  • Flexible Work Arrangements That Work for Your Business
    Flexible work arrangements are well-received by employees, but often business leaders shy away. Why? Misconceptions on flexible work arrangements, which are often based on a fear of change or lack of control, can hinder an organization’s ability to…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Boosting Employee Well-being in the Workplace
    The topic of employee well-being – the state of being comfortable, happy, and healthy – is a hot topic in the workplace today. Why? If a person is unhappy or uncomfortable in her work, she is far less likely to invest her full energy and effort i…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Feb 18, 1:00pm -
  • Learning in 2018: New Methods to Maximize the Learning Experience
    There are many benefits to learning. Learning keeps us youthful and healthy, makes us more interesting, gives depth to our skillset, and can be fun. In an organization, an educated workforce is critical to keeping your company growing, fostering inno…
    - 48 days ago, 3 Feb 18, 1:00pm -
  • Continuous Performance Management is Here. Are You Ready?
    The old method of reviewing employee performance once a year is quickly on its way out. Why? Because reviewing performance only once a year is not enough to keep our goals and development objectives top of mind. As a result, teachable moments are mis…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
  • Ready… Set… Take Action! Tips for Making Your Goals a Reality.
    It’s the beginning of a New Year and time to ACT on your goals! Continue the momentum of a fresh start by putting your action plan for achieving your goals into motion. Here are some critical steps to help you achieve your goals this year: Focus; D…
    - 76 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 1:10pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

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

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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


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

Break the Frame

  • newDo You Hold Yourself Accountable for Action or Wait for Someone Else?
    This week my son was reading the Diary of Anne Frank, and I looked her up on Wikipedia to share more details about her life. In the middle of the article on her diary was Anne Frank centric porn. I was shocked as I skimmed and forced myself to ignore…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 9:30am -
  • Vulnerability Creates Connection. Time to Let Down Your Guard?
    Most people have a flawed assumption that their challenges at work and home are so unique that no one else could ever understand. Sure, maybe they’d sympathize but empathize? No way. As a result, they push down their worries, fears, concerns, hopes…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 9:30am -
  • Isn’t It Time You Stop Making Things up and Making Yourself Miserable?
    Everyone does it. Something happens, it feels like a slight, and you dig into it. Picking at it all day like a scab that’s about to bleed and you know you shouldn’t touch, but you do anyway.  Just the other day, I made an offer to someone who lo…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 10:30am -
  • Four Simple yet Powerful Affirmations to Live Your Best Life
    In the leadership program I run for primary school students, I not only teach them leadership tools but also share concepts to live their best life.  It may seem silly, but many of the ideas that resonate with these young people also resonate with s…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 10:30am -
  • You May Be Making a Bigger Difference Than You Think
    John came to talk with me because he was frustrated and wanted to quit his job. He’s smart, driven, creative, and as far as he’s concerned, doing crap work. It felt more like he was tasked with burning a budget instead of making a difference.  J…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 10:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

    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

  • The Existential Problem of Coonery
    510040000010 Let’s start by defining what a “coon” is. A “coon” is a black person who values what white people think of them more than they care to honor their culture and the suffrage of the racial group they identify with. A “coon” se…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Feb 18, 3:14pm -
  • The State of the Union on Wokeness
    210040000000 This week’s theme for #BlackBlogsMatter is “The Tao of Woke”. As a result, I decided to speak about the state of “wokeness” and what it should mean for you as we continue to navigate difficult themes around race relations and s…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 8:55pm -
  • Six Tips for Cultivating a Healthy Online Work Environment
    000030000000 The need for a healthy and satisfying work environment is not up for discussion. Any enlightened manager knows its benefits. The same need extends to remote workgroups, and that is still something of a revelation to many leaders.  Perha…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Living in Color: Why I Stopped Caring About What White People Think
    3771390030232   It must be a hell of a feeling when your skin, ideas, and presence become a golden ticket of Willy Wonka proportions in life. It must be nice to not only create the rules, systems, and standards but to actually be “the standard”.…
    - 44 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Black Blogs Still Matter Because We Can No Longer Afford Silence
    010240000411 Today not only marks the first day of February, but it also marks my first official day back on the blog. It is also the beginning of Black History Month and the revered Black Blogs Matter Challenge. Today’s theme is Black Blogs Still…
    - 50 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 3:12pm -
  • The Only Thing Leaders Should Have Top Of Mind For 2018 is Integrity
    021071000010 This is the time of year that predictions are made and data is shared about what the strategic and operational goals are for the upcoming year. Although management firms spend an inordinate amount of time and money collecting this data a…
    - 15 Nov 17, 4:44pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Evidence-Based HR: What It Is, and Why We Should Care
    I’ve been wanting to write about evidence-based HR for a while, in part because back in 2013 I wrote a blog post critiquing the idea (brattily titled: “Evidence-Based HR: Are We Kidding Ourselves?”) and have since completely changed my opinion.…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 2:44am -
  • The Lost Art of Choosing No
    Life is a series of trade-offs. Helpfully, life has continued to remind me of this fact (thanks life), despite it being something I should know well by now. One way to explain this concept is the Four Burners Theory. Have you heard of it? Essentially…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 2:44am -
  • The HR Journey – Are We There Yet?
    The word ‘journey’ should probably only be used if you’re talking about how someone got to the Olympics, or to Mordor. And yet I’m using it here because I’ve been thinking about the rhetoric and reality of change and transformation. We are…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 4:25am -
  • What Managers Mean by ‘Managing Up’
    I remember the first time a manager asked me for advice on how to train one of their employees to “manage up”. This kind of question is my favourite part of working in HR. It’s like overhearing a fascinating snippet of conversation as you pass…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 3:06am -
  • It’s a Sign: Org Culture & Harassment
    Culture. It keeps coming up in the conversations I’m having with HR professionals about sexual harassment right now. After writing about sexual harassment last year and launching a related project for 2018, I’m having a lot of these conversations…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 3:43am -
  • Getting Messy
    I am a messy desk person. I always have been a messy desk person, and at this point I think I always will be a messy desk person. This fact always seems to come as a surprise to colleagues and friends. “But you seem so organized!” they exclaim, i…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 3:25am -

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

  • 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…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Mar 18, 8:07am -
  • Visie op Agile HR
    Boskma, Buizer, van de Hoef, Peters en Zelen behandelen in het boek ‘Agile HR’ de (on)misbare rol van HR in wendbare organisaties. In het boek staat de volgende vraag centraal, namelijk: ‘Hoe richt je een organisatie en daarbij behorende HR-fun…
    - 66 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:25pm -
  • Vision of Workforce Analytics – getting started
    In the book ‘The Power of People’ Guenole, Ferrar and Feinzig discuss the emerging phenomenon ‘Workforce Analytics’: the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in workforce-related data to inform decision making a…
    - 10 Dec 17, 3:33pm -
  • Visie op Workforce Analytics – aan de slag
    Guenole, Ferrar en Feinzig behandelen in het boek ‘The Power of People’ het opkomende fenomeen ‘Workforce Analytics’: het ontdekken, interpreteren en communiceren van betekenisvolle patronen in arbeid-gerelateerde gegevens ter ondersteuning v…
    - 8 Dec 17, 6:51pm -
  • Vision of Workforce Analytics – the fundamentals
    In the book ‘The Power of People’ Guenole, Ferrar and Feinzig discuss the emerging phenomenon ‘Workforce Analytics’: the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in workforce-related data to inform decision making a…
    - 29 Oct 17, 7:23pm -
  • Visie op Workforce Analytics – de grondslagen
    Guenole, Ferrar en Feinzig behandelen in het boek ‘The Power of People’ het opkomende fenomeen ‘Workforce Analytics’: het ontdekken, interpreteren en communiceren van betekenisvolle patronen in arbeid-gerelateerde gegevens ter ondersteuning v…
    - 28 Oct 17, 5:34pm -

HR Bartender

  • newHow to Find Budget Dollars for Employee Recognition
    Employee retention depends on engagement. And that can require budget dollars for recognition. The Workhuman Conference shows us how to find the budget dollars we need.The post How to Find Budget Dollars for Employee Recognition appeared first on hr…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 8:57am -
  • new4 Things Companies Need to Compete In a Digital World
    It's a digital world and companies need to compete to grow and thrive. Innovation is just one of the 4 things companies need to compete in a digital world.The post 4 Things Companies Need to Compete In a Digital World appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 8:57am -
  • Should HR Give Employees Advice – Ask #HR Bartender
    We want our employees to succeed. So we try to help them when they face work issues. But should HR give employees personal advice? The post Should HR Give Employees Advice – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 8:57am -
  • Know When to Upgrade Your Technology – Friday Distraction
    To upgrade technology or not - that is the question. Getting the newest technology is great as long as you can afford it. Kronos shares 4 questions to ask as a guide to upgrades.The post Know When to Upgrade Your Technology – Friday Distraction ap…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 8:57am -
  • 6 Reasons to Attend the 2018 SHRM Talent Conference – #SHRMTalent
    Talent acquisition is the top priority for companies this year. The SHRM Talent Conference can help you learn more about recruiting and retention. Here are 6 key reasons to attend.The post 6 Reasons to Attend the 2018 SHRM Talent Conference – #SHR…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 8:57am -
  • Employee Engagement Roadmap: It Is Not Too Late to Create Yours for 2018!
    An employee engagement roadmap helps connect organizational actions with long-term goals. A roadmap guides managers in activities that help build strong engagement.The post Employee Engagement Roadmap: It Is Not Too Late to Create Yours for 2018! a…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 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…
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    - 11 Jun 14, 1:31am -
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    - 20 May 14, 7:15am -
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Leadership Freak

  • new7 Power Tips for Having a Tough Conversation
    “The point is this: difficult conversations are almost never about getting the facts right. They are about conflicting perceptions, interpretations, and values.” Douglas Stone, Difficult Conversations. 7 Power Tips for Having a Tough… Continue…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Mar 18, 12:07am -
  • new6 Power Tips for Having a Tough Conversation
    You tried to deal with the issue when it was small but there’s no improvement. Now it’s time for a tough conversation. Power Tips for Tough Conversations: #1. Build positive relationships: Positive relationships… Continue reading →
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 11:26am -
  • newCreating Change Starts with ‘Getting Out of One’s Bubble’
    Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Dr. C. Otto Scharmer to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of Essentials of Theory U. (Deadline:… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 10:57am -
  • newHow to See Opportunity Everywhere You Go
    The way you show up impacts what you see. Leaders who show up to fix things see problems and inadequacies. Leaders who show up to celebrate progress see strengths and opportunities. The world… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 10:57am -
  • The Complete List of ‘UP’ for Leaders
    Thanks to readers who correct, clarify, and expand on the ideas presented here on Leadership Freak. Several readers expanded the ideas in this morning’s post. I can’t resist compiling a ‘complete’ list of… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 8:58pm -
  • How to Show Up, Stir Up, Build Up, and Shut Up
    If you let your mind wander, you’ll end up where you don’t want to go. Give your personal leadership focus and direction. #1. Show Up. Bring your best self to work by determining… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 10:57am -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newI’m supposed to hide that I was a stay-at-home mom, rude receptionist, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I was told to hide that I used to be a stay-at-home mom I had a very strange review yesterday, where my boss shared some feedback that she received from another leader in our organization. Basic…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Mar 18, 4:03am -
  • newam I sabotaging my former intern’s job prospects?
    A reader writes: About two and a half years ago, I was hired by a cultural organization as their only staff person. While the job was not without its challenges, it was a great learning experience and I excelled in my role, which has greatly boosted…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 5:59pm -
  • newmy office is moving … to my boss’s house
    A reader writes: I work for a small company with two full-time employees, two part-time, and a weekly bookkeeper. My boss is wealthy, mercurial, and often out of the office or traveling. Recently, he announced that he has decided to move our office f…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 4:30pm -
  • newknowledge swap! share your expertise with people here
    Are you good at something and willing to share that expertise with others here? Here’s what I propose for a change of pace: 1. In the comment section below, name something you’re really good at that you’d be willing to answer questions about. I…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 2:59pm -
  • newcoworker calls me his “work wife,” error in my offer letter, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My coworker calls me his “work wife” A couple of months ago, I joined a new team at work, in a role that is somewhat isolated from the rest of the group. So I was glad when another junior st…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Mar 18, 4:03am -
  • newsomeone I’ve known for years lied to get me to hire someone terrible she wanted to get rid of
    A reader writes: “Arya” and I were classmates in college. We were in the same year and did the same major. We’ve known each other for 16 years and have worked together twice; one time she was my manager and the other time I was hers. We often a…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 5:59pm -


  • “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…
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  • 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…
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  • 5 Great Motivational Books You Should Read
    Who needs motivation? humm, everyone?! It is in fact a key aspect of anyone’s work experience, and life in general. Without motivation, one would sit idle, do nothing, feel depressed. And even though we had previously written many articles regardin…
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  • How to Deal with a Micromanager ?
    Now that you came to realize what the key signs of a micromanager are (if you missed our previous article about this topic feel free to check it here: Are you a Micromanager?), we now move to another aspect which is the key problem for people being m…
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  • 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…
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  • How to Become World’s Best Boss: an Interview with Michael Scott
    Who’s better to sit in for an interview with than Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s own Michael Scott, “World’s Best Boss” ?! We arranged to have this great “fictional” interview with Michael (based upon actual quotes from The Office) to learn…
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HR Observations

  • newGreat ideas to prevent employees from clocking in for one another: A guest post
      Today’s post was written by Fredrick Cameron. Previously I published his post Have you ever thought of adding games to the company culture? This post talks about a problem that many organizations have struggled with in the past. Nearly US$400 m…
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  • newPersonally, I want my flight attendants to be safety conscious!
    Like many of you, I realize that there are inherent risks in an airplane flying. As a result of these risks, if someone had pointed out a safety problem, I would appreciate a crew member being responsible enough to investigate the problem if it had b…
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  • newThe EEO-1 Report is due by March 31st
    March Madness basketball and St. Patrick’s Day are not the only events that you need to pay attention to in the month of March. If you are a private employer with 100 or more employees you have a report due to the EEOC by March 31st. This is the sa…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 11:05am -
  • Are drug companies and safety experts shaking in their boots?
    I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about drug testing. I mentioned attitudes toward drug testing were changing as a result of the legalization of marijuana in a number of states and jurisdictions. He told me his company was consi…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 11:05am -
  • Future Friday: A thought for the day
    “The workplace has always been a fluid concept, from factories and workshops, to offices and coffee shops. This trend of a workplace being anything anywhere, according to the needs of the times, is set to continue – with the virtual office simply…
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  • Ways to Honor Star Employees on a Tight Budget
    Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at  Many businesses go through lean times, but that does not mean you have to put recognition on hold. Consider the following options for rewarding employees that are beneficial for…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 11:05am -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • Future of Jobs, #FutureOfWork in the age of #ArtificialIntelligence, Gig-economy - The #India perspective
    “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future” – goes a Danish quote. One routinely sees the fallacy of predictions even by experts. That’s because we overestimate the quantum of change in the short term, but under-estimat…
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  • Happy New Year wishes to all of you
    As 2017 draws to a close, here's wishing all of you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year.May 2018 bring you meaningful and purposeful work, continued love of your close ones, and lots of new learnings!If you want to talk to me about a story or a…
    - 86 days ago, 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…
    - 93 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • Interviewed by the students of IIITM Gwalior on HR, #socialmedia and @v_beyond
    The students at IIITM Gwalior interviewed me for their atudent magazine and they've published it online on their blog.You can go read it here.Some excerpts I wanted to highlight.On my social media journey:Well I was lucky I started blogging in 2002 a…
    - 94 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 6:07am -
  • Listed amongst 100+ Brilliant HR Blogs
    A company called USA Mobile Drug Testing put out a list earlier this month in which they included this blog at number 19 in what they called 100+ Brilliant HR Blogs to Follow It was an honor to be listed amongst some of by longtime blogging friends l…
    - 99 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 10:38am -
  • My blog post on #diversity #hiring #recruitment at the @v_beyond blog
    Diversity is no longer a “good to do” thing for corporate around the world. It’s become a “must do” imperative. Studies around the world from academic research to research by consulting firms like McKinsey and Deloitte point to the fact org…
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Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

  • Moving Beyond The Brand – What Are You Buying?…
    When you buy something from a company, you expect to be treated like you are the most important person to the people on the other end of the cash register. You signed up to be treated like gold and for a company, there is a lot of work that goes beyo…
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  • The embarrassing but successful launch of a new product
    One day, I will be embarrassed about the first bag of coffee we roasted and shipped. Creating something new is exciting and also a vulnerability test. There is a lot of work behind a new product that does not get to see the light of day. I am happy w…
    - 11 Jul 17, 1:22pm -
  • Roasting Coffee at the source – Guatemalan Speciality Cafe Owner – Zach Daggett
    Did you know, coffee grows well in about 29-35 countries? In this podcast episode, I interview Guatemalan specialty coffee shop owner, Zach Daggett. After college, Zach did several trips to Guatemala and realized that coffee was something he had to e…
    - 20 Jun 17, 1:16pm -
  • SPECIAL DEAL For The First 100 – #Sumato100 – Coffee Talk
    The first 100 people who are willing to take a chance on a start-up and give them their hard earned money are people worth paying attention to. At Sumato Coffee Co., we launched last week and earned 73 customers. Yeah. I call them our #Sumato100. We…
    - 9 Jun 17, 1:23pm -
  • What I am doing now – Sumato Coffee Co.
    Right now I am doing the hard work of starting a business. I am leaving HireVue in the coming weeks. I am focused on doing it right. I am leaving HireVue better than when I found it and I am ending things professionally and with my personality on the…
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  • How Do You Talk To Yourself At 5AM…
    Psst - Gentle Reminder...How you talk to yourself is a sign at how you view life. Do you call yourself a dumbass? You are not a dumbass. Would you call the people (family, friends, co-workers) around you a dumbass? If you do, you know that is not ri…
    - 20 Apr 17, 12:46pm -

Upstart HR

  • How to Attend an HR Conference (and make it worth your while) [Podcast]
    One of the greatest compliments I get from you, the listener, is when I have the opportunity to share something highly practical with you that you can use to improve your results in a powerful way. Today’s discussion is one of those. Think about th…
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  • #UltiConnect 2018: AI Means HR Can Be More Human
      This week I spent some time at the Ultimate Connections conference in Las Vegas with the team from Ultimate Software (Twitter stream here). There were tons of product updates and great sessions, but one of the biggest takeaways for me was around A…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 5:15pm -
  • 8 Reasons to Marry an HR Professional (From the Archives)
    Last year my wife and I celebrated our tenth anniversary. Four kids, three houses, two sets of in-laws, and hundreds of silly arguments about toothpaste, dirty clothes, or what to eat for dinner later. And we’re still going strong. Several years ag…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 12:37pm -
  • The Secret to Great Team Performance May Surprise You [Podcast]
    The way we have done business in the past–it’s not going to work in the future. The world is volatile, complex… There’s rapid change. We have to change ourselves. It’s not making a change with tech or tools, it’s about the soft things: t…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 1:39pm -
  • I’ll be at #SHRM18 — My Interview on #DriveThruHR
    Last week I had a quick conversation with my long-time friend Michael Vandervort on the DriveThruHR podcast. As one of the official social media team members for the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference, Mike wanted to chat about me, my background, and my cur…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 2:34pm -
  • Workers Feel The Pressure of the Skills Gap Around the World [Podcast]
    As HR leaders, we’re well aware of the skills gap. Hiring and retaining workers for key roles is what takes up a key part of our mental energy on a daily basis, but what about the workers themselves? In a new report that analyzes global worker opi…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Feb 18, 12:06pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Naomi’s Christmas: Restorative Aloneness And A Childhood Spent In Retail
    A Page From Bloom’s Camera 1950 Catalog Ron left the house this morning before dawn, headed to Redmond, OR to spend Christmas with a range of Wallaces. Time moves more slowly when I’m alone, and it’s a very rare treat. Having a few days at home…
    - 90 days ago, 23 Dec 17, 4:26pm -
  • Reprise: A Great Miracle Happened Here!
    Take Your Chances, Win Some Gelt Chanukah 2017, With My HR Tech Wishes For 2018 Have you ever played the Chanukah game of spin the dreidel? With or without the modified rules derived from “spin the bottle?” Did you know that the four letters, one…
    - 11 Dec 17, 9:00pm -
  • Belated Comments On Workday’s 2-27-2017 Earnings Call
    [This should have been written and published in early March, but that’s when our kitchen remodel project went into what’s called demolition, and life at Bloom & Wallace has been pretty disrupted ever since. It’s going to be gorgeous when finish…
    - 26 Apr 17, 11:32pm -
  • A Layman’s Thoughts On American Healthcare
    At the end of 2009, as the ACA was being born, while I was recovering from a fully insured (but dreadfully painful post-op) rotator cuff surgery, I shared my two cents worth on the coming of the ACA. With the healthcare debate now front and central…
    - 16 Apr 17, 4:15pm -
  • Strategic Planning Is A Mindset!
    Strategic planning is a mindset which can be applied to great swaths of your life. If you’re willing to do the heavy lifting, just like in business, strategic planning provides much improved outcomes. With all of my exciting plans for Christmas an…
    - 9 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — The Whole Story In One Sitting!
    Preface I don’t know what got into me. Without any planning of plot or characters, without any outline of key points chapter by chapter and, quite frankly, without knowing what the hell I was doing, I just started writing. The first chapter was pos…
    - 4 Jan 17, 1:00pm -

HR Success Guide

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

David Jackson HR

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

Thinking About Learning

  • newCognitive bias in L&D
    One of the harder topics to address through L&D solutions is the topic of cognitive bias. It’s a hard topic to address because as more research has been done in the area, we’ve uncovered many forms that bias can be manifest, and we’re also lear…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 8:27am -
  • Deeper, Learning
    Last year I attended the facilitation shindig run by Julie Drybrough. The shindig is designed to provide a space to explore different aspects of facilitation, for facilitators to practice their craft, to learn some new things, and go deeper in thinki…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 8:27am -
  • Modern Learning – it’s in the design
    The below is essentially the outline of what I’m going to be talking about at Learning Technologies conference on Weds 31 Jan. I’m one of a set of L&D bloggers who try to make sense of the L&D landscape as it shifts and evolves with insights and…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 2:47pm -
  • Agency in L&D

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  • My #3GoodThings for this week
    I facilitated my first proper session with a management group in my new role. I’m really pleased to have got this under my belt. Being new in a company means some initial lag before you feel confident in understanding the context and delivering som…
    - 70 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:39pm -
  • L&D are business leaders, too
    I often hear how L&D need to be better aligned to the business. That when we design and deliver solutions of varying sorts, we have to ensure business leaders are bought in. That we’re not part of HR. That L&D are a cost to the business. How we nee…
    - 71 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 7:52am -

T Recs

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

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Um Yea: Not Another 2018 HR Tech Trends Post.
    Here’s a good way to kick off a new year: for the first time in like, a decade, I’m actually not dreading writing one of those annual preview posts. See, if you’re in the recruitment content marketing business (a pretty shit nice, TBH), every y…
    - 66 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:21pm -
  • Git Up, Git Out: Why Prisons Are Killing Diversity in the Workplace.
    If employers truly cared about diversity, then a felony conviction would be a non-issue for recruiting, if not an asset.
    - 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 -
  • HiQ Lawsuit: When LinkedIn Loses, Everybody Wins.
    Throughout its history, LinkedIn has slowly, albeit deliberately, evolved from what used to be a fairly innocuous social network into one of the internet’s most extensive sources of personal data. Some of this, of course, is inevitable, given Linke…
    - 16 Aug 17, 1:14pm -
  • The G Spot: Google Gets Into the HR Tech Game, Because Why Not?
    For a function long consigned to being something of a technological backwater, the very thought that the most ubiquitous, transformative and, arguably, the most innovative company in the history of technology has thrown its hat in the recruiting ring…
    - 24 Jul 17, 1:04pm -
  • Something You Forgot: Sentiment Analysis for HR and Recruiting
    Despite our near obsessive fixation on “employee engagement,” this term remains largely amorphous and highly ambiguous, a subjective subject at best. Inherently, HR knows that an engaged workforce is more satisfied in their jobs, more productive…
    - 17 Jul 17, 12:48pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

    - 29 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Why I Meet Once A Week With My Team
    That’s right. Once a week I meet with every single person on my team. Sometimes our meetings are 15 minutes, other times a half hour. I even ask them to complete a weekly form before our meeting. I adapted it from Cy Wakeman’s Reality Based Leade…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • Ten Simple Ways To Be A Great Manager
    Ten quick tips on how to be the great manager your employees want: 1. Ask their opinion But only do this if you actually care. And do not shut down their ideas with laughter or bad body language. You may say “great idea” but your body language or…
    - 50 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • It’s About The Heart – Why You Should Never Counter Offer
    We spend a lot of time talking about retaining our best people. Too many times though, we wait until our star gives us their resignation notice and then we try the worst tactic possible – the counter offer.  Some managers scurry about trying to fi…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Jan 18, 12:15pm -
  • Getting Rid of Annual Appraisals Won’t Solve Your Performance Management Problem
    The annual appraisal, the culmination of the traditional Performance Management process, is broken, fundamentally flawed and completely irrelevant.  The process of having a formal discussion with someone 2-3 times a year is laughable for a number of…
    - 64 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Where Leaders Go Wrong
    Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are t…
    - 73 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 12:30pm -

101 Half Connected Things

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

Switch and Shift

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

Leadership Freak

  • new7 Power Tips for Having a Tough Conversation
    “The point is this: difficult conversations are almost never about getting the facts right. They are about conflicting perceptions, interpretations, and values.” Douglas Stone, Difficult Conversations. 7 Power Tips for Having a Tough… Continue…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Mar 18, 12:07am -
  • new6 Power Tips for Having a Tough Conversation
    You tried to deal with the issue when it was small but there’s no improvement. Now it’s time for a tough conversation. Power Tips for Tough Conversations: #1. Build positive relationships: Positive relationships… Continue reading →
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 11:26am -
  • newCreating Change Starts with ‘Getting Out of One’s Bubble’
    Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Dr. C. Otto Scharmer to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of Essentials of Theory U. (Deadline:… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 10:57am -
  • newHow to See Opportunity Everywhere You Go
    The way you show up impacts what you see. Leaders who show up to fix things see problems and inadequacies. Leaders who show up to celebrate progress see strengths and opportunities. The world… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 10:57am -
  • The Complete List of ‘UP’ for Leaders
    Thanks to readers who correct, clarify, and expand on the ideas presented here on Leadership Freak. Several readers expanded the ideas in this morning’s post. I can’t resist compiling a ‘complete’ list of… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 8:58pm -
  • How to Show Up, Stir Up, Build Up, and Shut Up
    If you let your mind wander, you’ll end up where you don’t want to go. Give your personal leadership focus and direction. #1. Show Up. Bring your best self to work by determining… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 10:57am -

Three Star Leadership

  • newDo You Want a Rich Life? 4 Things to Do Every Day
    I’m pretty sure no one has ever gotten up in the morning and said to him or herself, “I’m going to waste this whole day and maybe the entire week, too!” No one does it on purpose, but lots of us do it. And we...
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 6:00pm -
  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 3/21/18
    Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any...
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 6:00pm -
  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 3/2/18
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 6:00pm -
  • Book Review: Multipliers
    A friend of mine recommended Liz Wiseman’s book, Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. I checked out the Amazon reviews, which looked really good. I checked out some of Ms. Wiseman’s articles...
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 6:00pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: People are people
    People are people. Obvious, right? But that statement has some profound implications for you. People have emotions and they bring them to work. People are unique, not interchangeable parts. People have relationships and...
    - 5 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 6:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • My favorite woman
    There’s no better person I could write about on #InternationalWomensDay than my Grandma! I love this woman so much and she loves me just as much. Grandma has been the strongest female role model throughout my life and such an influence on me. I fel…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 1:39am -
  • Go to Human Resources…if you dare!
    Go to Human Resources. In a time when sexual harassment victims are speaking up in a variety of industries I’m seeing more and more people ask, “Where was HR?” … “Did anyone go to HR?” I’ve just scrolled past these comments and kept my…
    - 31 Oct 17, 3:08am -
  • 3 ways Technology has made me a better HR Pro
    If you thought this was a blog post about the many HRIS options out there you can just close this page now. For those of you that want to know what I’m talking about that’s not an HRIS here it is: Google. Y’all…. I can google anything! It’s…
    - 20 Jul 17, 12:50pm -
  • Participation Trophies at Work
    Found this post while cleaning up my drafts and decided to publish it. I wrote this almost two years ago, yet didn’t need to change a thing.   I have yet to meet a millennial that enjoys being called a millennial. I often hear from my fellow gener…
    - 17 Jul 17, 1:51pm -
  • Stay in touch #SHRM17
    It never feels like enough time at national conference. Every one is back home by now and getting in their usual work routine again (after a 12 and a half hour crash to recharge our introverted batteries-just me?). We are all catching up on what we m…
    - 29 Jun 17, 1:30pm -
  • Leading the witness
    Often times we are eager to interview candidates to join our organization and some times we get so excited or have so much information to cover that we make this common interview mistake – we lead the witness. With an estimated 5-6 million jobs op…
    - 26 Jun 17, 12:11pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • A Hitch in the Hierarchy: Bridging Manager/Employee Relationships
    Back in 2014, I conducted a training for the Northern California Human Resource Association entitled: Our Three AudiencesThe goal was to workshop the avenues in which Human Resources is the one true conduit to all organizational functions: Employees,…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 5:23pm -
  • Water In Hand
    At the onset of 2018, I made a few adjustments: more exercise, more sleep, less beer, no Facebook.So Far So Good!The unfortunate part of growing old is no matter how many sit ups you do, you're gonna get fat. The wonderful thing about getting old is…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 2:14pm -
  • Saint of Circumstance
    For all intents and purposes, most may believe that 2017 was an exceptionally trying year. The political climate has bred contempt, frustration has created disagreement and turmoil seems ever-afoot.I have found as life grows longer, so the edges get…
    - 65 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:24pm -
  • Top 5 - 2017
    Friends -Another year has come and gone; a painful year in many ways. When times are challenging the influence of art becomes of paramount importance. So, it is with great pleasure that I review with you the year in music.St Vincent and Weezer return…
    - 85 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 8:43pm -
  • A Million Oysters
    One of the world's finest chefs crashed and burned. He was at the absolute apex of one of the world's mostly subjective and challenging professions serving transformational cuisine in Paris. With his success came the pressure to be original, creative…
    - 12 Dec 17, 10:18pm -
  • So Much Wasted Time
    As a 70's pop singer departed the earth his final words were, "so much wasted time".After 67 years it would be a shame to discover your precious time had been wasted. Or would it?When your time is up, how will your legacy present itself? Having spent…
    - 6 Dec 17, 4:59pm -

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

  • newThe 100 Year Life
    I’m live blogging from the 2018 ChangeBoard future talent conference. Emma Birchall spoke about the 100 year life. I found this session fascinating. Emma’s Nana is 1 of 14 kids, there are 74 grandkids – that’s Nana’s secret to a long and ha…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 2:38pm -
  • newChangeBoard Conference : Mental Health, Inclusion and Good Work.
    I’m spending the day at the ChangeBoard Future Talent event. The key themes for today are, the fourth industrial revolution (I confess I didn’t even know that was a thing), inclusion and mental health. A few points which have resonated with me so…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Mar 18, 10:48am -
  • Onwards, Upwards, Artwards : Not Giving Up
    Rejection Earlier this year, along with thousands of others, I submitted an entry to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Yesterday, March 15th 2018, this happened: I’m disappointed by the decision. I wouldn’t have submitted the work if I didn’…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 8:10am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

  • 121517 WMAY Local First Spotlight Rogers HR Consulting

    - 12 days ago, 10 Mar 18, 10:01pm -
  • #MeToo Focus in the Caribbean
    The morning after a day in Jamaica starts off with a bang in Julie Pugh's session covering Harassment in the Headlines most recently refenced by hashtags #MeToo and #TimesUp.  Her session was titled Have Your Life Jacket Handy: The HR Professional's…
    - 42 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 3:48pm -
  • Workplace Wellness Takes SAIL
    It's Showtime at sea for attendees of the 1st Annual #HRCruise heading to Haiti and Jamaica.  After a great opening session by Greg Hawks, the first session of the week began with Brad and Suzanna Cooper with US Corporate Wellness.  They have walke…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 4:19pm -
  • Bereavement Leave FAILs When it Comes to Flexibility
    The following was originally posted on the WomenofHR site on 7/14/15. I am reposting here because I will be referring to it in upcoming presentation where I have done some additional research around this topic of Bereavement Leave. My mission is to…
    - 66 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 9:28pm -
  • How Emergency Management Can Fit into Businesses While Taking the Burden off HR
    Guest Post By Kendall Herbert, Emergency Management SpecialistAccidents, Emergencies, and Natural Disasters happen every day, and their repercussions can affect everyone. Emergency managers are the experts who assist work centers and businesses to pr…
    - 10 Nov 17, 5:31pm -
  • Is the Good Ole' Boy Network a Myth or Reality?
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Com…
    - 10 Oct 17, 1:00pm -

Rollercoaster HR

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

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

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

A Leading Perspective

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

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