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  • newMe Too & What Human Resources Can Do About It
    Like many of you on social media, I posted and tweet and a status update with the words “Me too” this week. I scrolled through and was disheartened by the number of updates I saw just...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitme…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 5:21pm -
  • newHR’s Huge Responsibility for the Workplace of the Future
    In the online publication SiliconRepublic, I read an interview with Ali Rayl, the global head of customer experience for Slack, the global online messaging system. Although the article was...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitm…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:17pm -
  • newWhy Startups Desperately Need to Hire Human Resources
    In light of the recent scandals at high-growth startups like Uber and Thinx, we need HR in our organizations from small startups to large corporations. However, HR isn’t just there to be the fashion...Workology is the art and science of work, HR…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 2:17pm -
  • newNot So Fearless Girl: State Street Settles Discrimination Suit
    On October 6 State Street Corporation settled with the Department of Labor, agreeing to pay $4.5 million in back pay and $500,000 in interest to a settlement fund for underpaid female executives....Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 6:21pm -
  • new5 Ways A Knowledge Base Can Cut Employee Training Time
    Training new employees to tap their highest potential is essential for business success. As success of any organization is directly tied to employee skill and performance, gaps in training can prove...Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:17pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • newTop Question I Still Get from #HR Pros; What Tech do I need?
    I speak around the country at conferences about a variety of things.  Hiring, culture, modern employees, learning and development, and burnout are amongst the topics I cover.  Typically after the sessions, it is normal for attendees to come ask me…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 1:46pm -
  • Effective Recruiting Teams Using Multiple Softwares via #HRTechConf
    Modern recruiting/ talent acquisitions teams, it is time to roll up your sleeves and get your tech on.  Why?  To be effective most pros are using multiple talent acquisition platforms to provide a soup-to-nuts recruiting experience.  And not just…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 4:53pm -
  • VIDEO>HR On The Run: Sexism & Preventing “Weinstein’s”
    This edition of HR On The Run… Harvey Weinstein, media mogul, founder of Mirimax, producer of incredible movies is now another cliche’ loser.  Not shockingly, he’s admitted to perpetrating rampant sexual abuse towards several actresses, assist…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 6:21pm -
  • Join Me on #Nextchat: Women in HR Technology #HRTechConf
    Hey Gang– I’m off to the HR Technology Conference and I want to invite you to participate in a very timely twitterchat.  The folks at #SHRM are hosting a special technology themed #nextchat where we are going to discuss women in technology-based…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 6:04pm -
  • Keep Your Conference From Being a S**t Show! My Tips, even a NEW one.
    I’ll be attending the HR Technology Conference and will be speaking at the Fall ERE Recruiting Conference over the next few weeks.  As a speaker for ERE I participated in a virtual QA for all attendees.  Of course many were interested in how to p…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 4:16pm -
  • VIDEO: #HR On The Run > 4 Tips To Execute Your Emergency Prep Plan
    In this Episode of Hr On The Run: In light of the terrible events in Las Vegas this past week, I thought it appropriate to share 4 simple tips to help HR pros execute emergence preparedness plans.  Stay Safe — DB
    - 14 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 3:29pm -

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

  • 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…
    - 51 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 4:50pm -
  • What’s Your SHRM Relationship Status? Final Thoughts on #SHRM17
    Final Thoughts on #SHRM17 How would you describe your relationship with SHRM?   Member Volunteer Vendor Speaker Staff Board Member New Attendee Certified Professional In this grouping, I am or have been a 1) member 2) volunteer 3) speaker 4) new att…
    - 27 Jun 17, 7:18pm -
  • Born on the Bayou – HR Social Media #shrm17
    A big topic of discussion that ran through the week of #ASHRM17 was how the New Orleans SHRM 2009 event was in many ways the birth of the social media sphere that exists in SHRM today.  I was part of a terrific informal dinner that took place one ni…
    - 26 Jun 17, 3:22pm -
  • It’s Time To Make A Change #shrm17
    It’s Sunday, June 25th.  Today is the day that I made the decision to switch from being an avid Uber user to a hopeful Lyft user.   The reason I made this decision today comes from conversations I had with other HR pros while serving as a member…
    - 25 Jun 17, 9:22pm -
  • If Not You, Who? If Not Now, When? Kat Cole @ #SHRM17
    I’m writing a series of three short blogs that touch on the key points that I encountered in New Orleans while attending the SHRM 2017 Conference and Exposition.  I’m going to start with the Sunday keynote, Kat Cole.  I’m a fan boy of this am…
    - 25 Jun 17, 7:45pm -
  • Culture Is a Four-Letter Word
    Culture Is a Four-Letter Word Welcome to a guest post from Steven Blue in which he discusses some of the issues facing companies in the gig economy like Uber. By Steven L. Blue When I started to write this article I originally titled it “Culture Is…
    - 23 Mar 17, 10:45pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • Why Training Should be a Priority in all Businesses
    One of the projects I enjoy working on the most is creating training and development programs for clients. We create training programs that cover a broad range of topics such as every day work procedures, compliance issues like anti-harassment and cu…
    - 38 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Employee Performance Plans that Actually Work
    I don’t know a single leader who enjoys dealing with employee performance issues. Few things are more frustrating in a business setting than an employee who is either not performing or who has behavioral issues. It is an area where experience doesn…
    - 42 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Small Thinking that Holds Small Businesses Back
    Our motto at Acacia HR Solutions is that small businesses can do anything big businesses can do – they only have to know how to scale. Often, when I say that to people I get a nod in agreement. I’ve learned however, that nodding in agreement and…
    - 44 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
  • Pre- and Post-Hire Team Building Ideas for Startups and Small Businesses
    A make or break factor of all startups and small businesses is the cohesiveness of the teams being built. Whether the organization is starting with just a few or ramping quickly, getting new hires to work together efficiently and effectively is top o…
    - 52 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • What You Want Employees to Say When They Leave
    Scrolling through LinkedIn lately I’ve seen a number of posts marking someone’s last day with their current company. The post, often of someone moving on to another opportunity, are appreciative of the opportunity they had, grateful for the relat…
    - 56 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 1:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • The 1987 Personnel Technology Conference #HRTechConf
    Imagine, if you will, that the HR Tech Conference had not held its inaugural event 20 years ago but had, instead, started up thirty years ago in 1987.  I don’t know about y’all but I was working in an officeThe post The 1987 Personnel Technolog…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 8:22pm -
  • Women in HR Technology #HRTechConf #nextchat
    Today is the start of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas; it’s the 20th annual event and we’re kicking off with the 2nd Annual Women in HR Tech pre-conference event today. Sessions include: Finding, Supporting and Developing…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:30pm -
  • Sexy HR: The Stuff My Mother Never Told Me
    Some of my friends think I have one of the most fascinating jobs ever as the HR leader at a casino; gambling! free drinks! the-fresh-scent-of-crisp-dollar-bills! B-girls! Craps on demand! Now I admit I totally have the best stories from myThe post S…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 11:34am -
  • Human Centered Hiring and Culture Fit
    The importance of aligning hiring to organizational culture is endlessly discussed, debated, and analyzed. Everyone from researchers to C-suite leaders to HR professionals has an opinion on how to achieve this seemingly elusive nirvana. We constantly…
    - 27 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:32am -
  • History of Labor: 1908
    The post History of Labor: 1908 appeared first on Robin Schooling.
    - 45 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 11:51am -

HR Tech Girl

  • 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?…
    - 24 days ago, 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…
    - 52 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 10:44pm -
  • Reflections of a #hrtechoholic – AHRI 2017
    #hrtechoholic is a word, there I said it. And thanks to Australian HR Institute (AHRI) for feeding my hrtechoholism (yes that is another word now too!). Without any drum-roll, here are my observations from the few hours spent at the exhibition and ga…
    - 57 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 1:19am -
  • Series: Part 1: Is Diversity delivering ROI?
    The answer is obvious. According to McKinsey, 2015 “Companies with diversity outperform less diverse organizations (15% higher for gender diversity, 35% higher for ethnic diversity)”. Surprisingly though, most companies fail to set-up their D&I…
    - 30 Jun 17, 2:40am -
  • Are companies strangling innovators while wanting to be “innovative”?
    For years I and (my networks) have worked with companies wanting to be “innovative”. We have applauded their quest, and even gone along for the ride (at least emotionally). But in most instances, we have come away asking “Are companies strangli…
    - 23 May 17, 10:36pm -
  • Data Driven HR starts with…wait for it…measuring data!
    In the past few years, after being involved in about a dozen HR technology projects, I can say one thing with certainty, I am yet to meet a 100% data driven HR function. I am going to start by making clear, THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT verbal HR admonishin…
    - 12 Feb 17, 9:11pm -

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

  • newToday! Free webinar. Modern selling in recruitment. Greg and Chris Savage
    Its on today! Free! Sign up now. ‘Sophisticated Sales Skills for the Future Fit Recruiter’ 18th October 2017 12.30pm Sydney time 2.30 pm NZ time Greg and Chris Savage and the RCSA are delighted to offer a free webinar, where they will give us a g…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – The big secret to taking exclusive job orders
    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 Big Secret to Taking Exclusive Jo…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • Free Greg Savage Webinar for ANZ recruiters
    ‘Sophisticated Sales Skills for the Future Fit Recruiter’ 18th October 2017 12.30pm Sydney time Greg and Chris Savage are launching a brand new Masterclass in March 2018. The RCSA are delighted to offer a free webinar featuring both Greg and Chri…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • What I know now that I wish I had known at 20
    Wouldn’t it be great to be 20 years old but with the benefit of a lifetime experience? What different decisions would you make? Recently I was asked these questions and many more by Mark Kelly as part of his WIKN series. The podcast is short but ad…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Sales meetings are like sex
    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 “Sales Meetings Are Like Sex“. Let m…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 9:00pm -
  • The candidate response that nearly made me cry
    Last week, I was sitting opposite a recruiter in the Consult Recruitment Newmarket office, in Auckland. She had just called a candidate in response to her application. The candidate burst into tears. “I have applied for hundreds of jobs, and you ar…
    - 38 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 9:00pm -

HR Ringleader

People Equation

  • 5 Human Capital Management Trends
    There’s a lot going on in the Human Capital Management (“HCM”) industry. My role as writer and industry analyst affords me the chance to interact with many thought leaders in this arena. I recently wrote a round-up of emerging HCM trends that h…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:46pm -
  • Is Failure to Speak Up Impeding Your Team’s Productivity?
    As a leader, you know that productive employees bring value to your team.  Recent findings from a white paper by consulting and training firm VitalSmarts highlight the magnitude of high performers’ productivity: they are 21 times less likely to ex…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 10:30am -
  • Our Egos are a Problem at Work. But Not in the Way You Think.
    The word “ego” carries a lot of baggage, with connotations like: Blowhard. Difficult to get along with. Egomaniac. Middle man to the Id and Superego. Rarely have three letters evoked so much emotional drama. In fact, perhaps you experienced a bit…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 10:30am -
  • 3 Tips for More Productivity with Less Stress
    When you think “time management,” what are the productivity practices that will make the most difference? We’re always trying to squeeze as much as we can out of our days. But here’s the thing: there are only so many hours in the day and only…
    - 44 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 10:30am -
  • Don’t Overload Your Team Ecosystem With Star Players
    You want a team loaded with star players, right? What leader wouldn’t want a team filled with high-performing folks?  Isn’t a team stacked with rocks stars is a good thing? It depends. Research into team performance reveals a surprising element:…
    - 49 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 10:30am -
  • 6 Reasons You Might Be Setting a Poor Example for Your Team
    Young kids speak the truth, as anyone who’s ever been called out by a preschooler can tell you. I’ll never forget the time my three-year-old son looked at me with his innocent, big brown eyes and said, “Mama, you told me that’s a bad word. Ho…
    - 87 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newDoes Your Annual Review Process Include Terminations?
    By now most of you probably have had the chance to read the Telsla article where they terminated 400 employees directly after their annual review process. If not, check out the link. Also, my buddy Kris Dunn did a great write up on Tesla’s ‘uniqu…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 12:31pm -
  • newEveryone Has An Organizational Expiration Date
    I was out at the HR Technology Conference last week and I was reminded of a post I ran a few years back. I ran into a ton of friends and colleagues, many that I’ve known for about ten years. These are good, smart people who are successful in the HR…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 12:32pm -
  • HR Technology is Outpacing Leadership Skill #HRTechConf

    - 6 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 1:44pm -
  • The Next Great HR Technology Company! #HRTechConf
    Yesterday opened the 20th HR Technology Conference and I attended one of my all-time favorite sessions hosted by Steve Boese called The Next Great HR Technology Company. The idea is kind of a Voice-like competition where you begin with a number of or…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 3:14pm -
  • Building the Perfect TA Tech Stack! #HRTechConf
    Arguably the hottest tech at HR Tech will be in the Talent Acquisition space. TA Tech has blown up over the past decade with billions of dollars entering the marketplace in investment. It seems like every single day I’m getting an announcement in…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 3:00pm -
  • Turns Out, Employees Don’t Actually Leave Managers!
    For decades we’ve been telling leaders this one thing about employees and retention. We’ve said it so much, it’s actually become ‘common’ knowledge we take for granted. It’s this one phrase: Employees don’t leave companies, they leave m…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 12:18pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • 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…
    - 31 days ago, 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 -
  • 3 Traits That ALL Successful Sales People Have in Common
    I have talked to all kinds of sales people over the years.  I have talked to successful ones and ones that have really struggled in their profession.  Why do some sales people continue to crush their quota and over perform?  What drives them?  St…
    - 9 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • Why it is a Waste of Time to Post Jobs
    Have you had difficulty getting applicants to apply to your jobs lately?  You aren’t alone.  I have heard a ton of complaints this year.  Most companies are questioning if it is the job posting itself.  Should you tweak your description?  Shou…
    - 4 May 17, 3:05pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • Women in Technology – What Can You Do To Move the Needle? #HRTechConf
    The 2017 HR Technology Conference kicked off on Tuesday morning with the second annual Women in HR Technology summit.  Back bigger and better than ever this year – in a much bigger conference space to alleviate the overflow issues from the unexpec…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 5:41pm -
  • #VegasStrong at #HRTechConf
    Next week I’ll be joining thousands of other HR professionals as we converge on Las Vegas for the 20th annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition.  I’ve already written about my thoughts on the upcoming show.  This post serves a different p…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 2:38pm -
  • What it Takes to Become a CHRO
    If you dream of becoming a CHRO, remember the number 60. By the end of this article, it will remind you of what type of people make it to CHRO and the CHRO hiring trends over the past several years. Every year, HR@Moore surveys CHROs. Here are some i…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • #HRTechConf 2017 – An HR Practitioner’s Perspective and Preview
    The 2017 edition of the HR Technology Conference – the 20th annual by the way – is now about two weeks away.  This annual gathering, celebration, and showcase of all things HR technology related has quickly become one of my favorite HR events of…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • How Learning & Development Can Boost Your Hiring Success Rate
    Let’s face it. Hiring can be tough. The unemployment rate is low – just 4.4% according to the Department of Labor Statistics – and employers are competing against one another to hire the best talent. So what can you do to boost your hiring su…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • How Women Can Punch Up Their Careers And Go For That Promotion
    Often many women feel unfulfilled with their careers, either because they feel they can’t advance or because they are stuck in a rut. For some, it’s difficult to move ahead because many employers are reluctant to put family-oriented individuals i…
    - 30 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • HRExaminer v8.40
    A flurry of self-proclaimed Artificial Intelligence products swept the HRTech Conference this week. Amid the storm of new products and ideas are some key factors you must understand. John Sumser begins his multi-part series on the emergence of intell…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #256: Dr. David Kippen
    John Sumser speaks with Dr. David Kippen, the CEO and Chief Strategist at Evviva Brands, an agency he founded in 2009 with partner Cate Newsom after a number of years as TMP Worldwide's Head of Global Brand Strategy.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • What is a Decision? 1
    Self-proclaimed Artificial Intelligence products and services are sweeping the HRTech Conference in Las Vegas this week. In most cases, the new tools make statistical predictions, forecasts, and recommendations. What we do with that stuff is hard to…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 11:30am -
  • HRIntelligencer 1.20
    Highlights: Creepiest Stories in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Development. Tech innovator Tim O’Reilly: Don’t fear technology, robots, or the future.
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 11:30am -
  • Women and Tech – The Pace of Change
    Women’s roles in our culture and work have changed significantly over the last 100 years. Here’s some context on the evolution of women’s rights in the US from Heather Bussing.
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • HRExaminer v8.39
    If large groups of people, lots of activity, sound, noise, and light feel overwhelming, you may be an introvert. Let’s just say the HR Tech Conference is an extrovert’s delight. You need The Introvert’s Guide to the HR Tech Conference by Heathe…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 4:00pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Associate Vice President Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job - Regis Talent Acquisition Manager II - Full Time Job - Ecolab University Recruiting Specialist - Full Time Job -...
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 8:30pm -
  • MSP On Deck Podcast #6: Amazon HQ2, Twin Cities Startup Week And Code42 IPO
    The next episode of MSP On Deck Podcast is out and was recorded September 14th. It starts with Kathy Grayson, Senior Reporter at Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal (click LinkedIn | @mspbjGrayson), asking me about my thoughts on the...
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 7:09pm -
  • Twin Cities Startup Week 2017
    Here we go… Twin Cities Startup Week (@tcstartupweek #tcsw) begins today. Well, technically last night with a kick off party. This is the 3rd Twin Cities Startup Week… this year with around 150 events up from 100 and 50 in...
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 6:13pm -
  • Minneapolis Recruiting IT Pros In Chicago
    (knock) (knock) (knock) Good Morning Chicago!!! This morning a number of my recruiter colleagues from Minneapolis and St Paul are arriving for a day of recruiting Chicago tech professionals ending with a 2 hour gathering at Motor Row Brewery on...
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 7:59pm -
  • MSP On Deck Podcast #5: Scott Burns Of Structural And Osborne370
    Yesterday I mentioned that this summer I have been working on a Minnesota startup and tech podcast with Kathy Grayson and Casey Allen called MSP on Deck. Check out => MSP On Deck Podcast Is Live And Focusing On The...
    - 28 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 11:03pm -
  • MSP On Deck Podcast Is Live And Focusing On The Minnesota Tech And Startup Scene
    I’ve been waiting for this day all summer. While not quite Santa Claus arriving, a 7 lb walleye off the dock or the Gophers beating the Badgers for Paul Bunyan’s Axe… it might be next on the list. The MSP...
    - 29 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:01pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newInfluence 101 – It’s Not Enough To Ask For A Raise: Understand Who You’re Asking
    Raises. Of course you should ask for them. Don’t get caught thinking the market inside your company will take care of you. But with that said, let’s break down a couple of realities: 1. Only good-to-great performers really have leverage to ask fo…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 1:18pm -
  • newTesla Fired Hundreds….To “Improve Morale”
    When you geek out on talent like the folks here at FOT, it’s fun to sit back and watch high profile companies make big talent decisions.  Intrigue, strategy and risk are all embedded in public leadership transitions, succession planning, business…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 3:21pm -
  • new3 Ways Recruiters Can Win With Storytelling
    Being a great storyteller alone isn’t going to make you a great recruiter, but it’s definitely a differentiating factor between good and great. When looking at the parallels between high performing Recruiters and high performing Sales Professiona…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 1:43pm -
  • Bad Luck or Bad Recruiting?
    It’s Friday the 13th – that means beware any black cats you see, ladders you walk under, mirrors you break, salt you spill and all other omens of a truly unlucky day. Whether or not you personally put much stock in Friday the 13th being a particu…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 2:16pm -
  • To Certify Or Not To Certify….That Is The Question For HR Today
    For years I’ve worked on the HR fringe as a sourcer.  And I say the fringe, because sourcing is truly a subset of recruiting which is a subset of HR. I didn’t start my career with the intent of being a sourcer, I actually started focused on bein…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 12:47pm -
  • There Is No Such Thing As “Overqualified”
    I’m jaded and don’t subscribe to the overqualified candidate debate. To me it is binary—you’re qualified or you are not. I am not sure when the term overqualified entered the Talent parlance. It may, by all accounts, be the must overused term…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 12:43pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • The New Disrupted World of Work: Seven Practices For High-Impact HR
    The world of work has been disrupted in ways I’ve never seen. We’re working many more hours (we’ve lost an entire week of vacation time since 2000), we feel overwhelmed (40% of US...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 3:05pm -
  • Video: My Discussion with Greg Pryor from Workday about Careers and Learning
    ... Read more»Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management
    - 25 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 4:16pm -
  • People Analytics Grows Up: Healthy New Focus On Productivity
    Over the last decade, HR departments and businesses have become better at collecting data about people. We used to know employees’ ages, demographics, salary histories, performance ratings and...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:03pm -
  • A New World of Corporate Learning Arrives: And It Looks Like TV
    Over the last several years the corporate learning marketplace has been under stress. Video-based learning programs, free courses, MOOCs, and hundreds of high fidelity technical and professional...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 10 Jun 17, 1:24am -
  • Google for Jobs: Disrupting The $200 Billion Recruiting Market?
    Have you ever looked for a job? Of course you have. It’s a daunting process, and one which Google hopes to make easier than ever.The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 20-24% of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services i…
    - 26 May 17, 1:41pm -
  • Google for Jobs: Disrupting The Recruiting Market?
    One of the most challenging problems in business is matching the right person to the right job, and this goes on all the time.The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 20-24% of Americans...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 25 May 17, 4:28pm -

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…
    - 59 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days ago, 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…
    - 65 days ago, 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…
    - 66 days ago, 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: Building Organizational Capacity and InnovateWork Toronto with Christine Miners [podcast]
    In this episode of the HRchat show, Bill Banham is joined by Christine Miners, Managing Director of Talent at Verity International, a Canadian Human Resource consulting firm, focused on providing service across three areas of specialty: Career Manage…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 12:19pm -
  • newDisruptHR San Francisco Interview with Andrea Robb
    Ahead of DisruptHR San Francisco on Oct 17, we interviewed speaker Andrea Robb, Talent Design Director at Airbnb. Andrea is a designer, researcher, leader, and coach in her role as Talent Design Director at Airbnb, and in her prior roles at Lucasfilm…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:50pm -
  • DisruptHR San Francisco Interview with Nancy Hauge
    Ahead of DisruptHR San Francisco on Oct 17, we interviewed one of the event’s awesome speakers, Nancy Hauge. A former stand-up comedian, Nancy Hauge failed her way to Silicon Valley where she found that an improvisation background and being unencu…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 5:05pm -
  • Are You Living and Leading a Positive Office Culture?
    One of the biggest ‘hot button’ topics in business today is the creation of a positive office culture. Are your employees happy and engaged? Do they actively participate and live the values of your company? With massive generational divides in th…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 1:35pm -
  • Four Powerful Business Communication Strategies
    Efficient and fast business communication is a key aspect of any business’s long-term success. In order to thrive, an organization must facilitate team members’ access to information in a timely manner and ability to effectively collaborate with…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 3:13pm -
  • Top Ten HR Tech Articles of 2017
    Searching for data on the latest HR tech trends? Need to find tips on the right HR tech tools for your organization? Want to get more insights into how new people-focused software can help your employees feel engaged and focused? We can help. Check o…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 2:37pm -

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

  • Urgent or Important ??
    Another work week is upon us. As you enter the office to jump into the mix of the day, are you anxious? I think that many people are. This is especially true if you practice HR. Why do I say that? It’s because our days are never our own. When you w…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:47am -
  • Untitled
    This past weekend I was in Chicago for a combination of events. First of all, I was a speaker at the HR Conference for Legal Professionals through ALA. Secondly, I was also celebrating my 28th wedding anniversary with my amazing wife !! We’ve been…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 1:07am -
  • Bitter or Better ??
    Change. A simple word that is infinite in how it can be defined, measured and approached. There are countless articles, training courses, books and opinions on what change is/isn’t and how to approach it when it occurs. That seems ironic to me beca…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 2:32am -
  • Bailey
    There’s a very cool place that is a five minute drive from my house called Station Road Farm. Many towns have a place like this where you can buy flowers, produce, mulch, pumpkins, etc. It is a popular location because it’s a farm that seems to h…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 12:46am -
  • Tie Dye, Ice Cream & T-Shirts !!
    This past week I was in my element more than usual because I attended the Ohio SHRM State HR Conference. I was able to be surrounded by my peers as well as a constant vibe of music, tie dye, lava lamps and harmony. Yes, I know that sounds like seriou…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:38am -
  • Being Human
    I typically stay away from blogging about current events, but the recent response to Hurricane Harvey touched me. The outpouring of people willing to step in and help other humans was encouraging to say the least. I know there’s so much yet to be d…
    - 38 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 2:02am -

Workplace Diva

  • How to Fight the Loneliness Epidemic at Work
    Have you heard about the workplace loneliness epidemic? It's the theory that we're all at work alone, together. Now all the alone time on the clock is getting to us!The more technology brings us together, the more it's pulling us apart. Why talk to e…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 5:36pm -
  • Your Yelling Boss Gets Tired of Yelling After a Week
    Being a jerk to employees makes your boss feel better -- but only for awhile until the abuse begins to take a toll on the boss's mental health, according to a new Michigan State University study. You might think the manager who is a yeller secretly e…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 6:10pm -
  • 20% of Workplace Coffee Mugs Have Poop on Them
    Do you use a ceramic coffee mug at work? Well, your cuppa of French vanilla medium roast might just contain traces of fecal matter. Drink up, everyone!A new University of Arizona study finds the vast majority (90%) of office coffee mugs have gross ge…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 7:10pm -
  • Are You Tired of Teammates Riding Your Coattails at Work?
    Your employer encourages employee collaboration -- and a lot of it! -- but your co-workers always look to you to provide the details, the documentation, and even the party decorations while they never seem to bring anything to the table! Another day,…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:17pm -
  • How to Handle a Co-worker's Hard Candy Habit
    You're trying to work, but all you can hear is a co-worker working on a jawbreaker. Sweet mercy. Let's talk about the co-worker with the raging hard-candy habit!Maybe your co-worker has a thing for Jolly Ranchers or Tootsie Rolls, when he's not reach…
    - 29 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 7:20pm -
  • To Raise a Good Future Employee, Stop Saying "You're So Smart"
    Are you a parent raising the next generation? Well, don't forget that you're also raising a future employee. And raising a stellar future employee may require eliminating the phrase "you're so smart" from your parental vocabulary!A new UC San Diego s…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 8:27pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newThe Guide to Social Media and How Companies Use It to Hire You
    Online presence screening has never been a significant topic until in recent years when companies check out people’s online identities as the basis for their hiring potential. Social media background check is now a standard action both for personal…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 5:29pm -
  • Landing High Paying Jobs: A Super Quick And Effective Guide
    We all need money to survive, that much is a fact. Some might not need much, and others will want more for entertainment, clothes, and other non-essentials. Whichever category you fall into doesn’t really matter. Landing a high paying job can be a…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 1:18am -
  • 5 Signs a Company is Good to Work For, and 3 Signs They’re Not
    Landing the office job of your dreams starts with finding the right company to work for. When you find the perfect employer it’s like finding a spouse. The relationship is mutually beneficial, enjoyable and you can grow together. But finding a high…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 12:23am -
  • How to Screen an Applicant via Social Media
    Working in the HR department can sometimes become very stressful. Facing a variety of people with different personalities can give someone a headache, and it would sometimes result in a very difficult situation for the company. If multiple applicants…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 6:06pm -
  • What are the best jobs sectors in the post-Brexit economy?
    The impacts of Brexit on jobs in the UK is still uncertain, as immigrants have taken up millions of jobs in the service sector, and the government is planning to prevent visaless EU citizens from being able to live and work in the country from March…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 1:39pm -
  • But It Looked So Easy! 10 Tips For First Time Managers (Infographic)
     Good managers make it look easy so the realities of management come as a a big surprise to most people. The promotion to your first management job is the toughest career transition of all for most people. As a manager you need to be available to yo…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 11:25am -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

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

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

The HR Blog

  • 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 -
  • Getting Ready For Developmental Coaching
    Developmental coaching, in contrast, is focused on your long-term development as a whole, with an aim to increase your broader human capacities. It is geared towards equipping you to make a smooth transition to a higher level of functioning.Continue…
    - 22 Jun 17, 9:38am -
  • Tips For Conducting Training Needs Analysis Accurately?
    The first step in the process of ensuring the appropriateness and effectiveness of training is an organisational need analysis process. This process clarifies organisational objectives and the desired level of performance. Needs analysis is a common…
    - 15 Jun 17, 9:48am -
  • HR Interview Questions That You Must Be Ready For
    The HR interviewers tend to review your resume carefully and will notice if you have bee out of work between positions, and this is often seen as a sign that one of your job stints didn't go, as you would have planned for. Continue reading HR Interv…
    - 9 Jun 17, 9:29am -
  • How To Become Good At Motivational Coaching
    A motivational coach listens with empathy, really trying hard to imagine what it might be like to be the other person, trying to feel “as if” they were in the other person’s shoes, communicating this attempt at understanding with reflective lis…
    - 6 Jun 17, 9:55am -

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • 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…
    - 56 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 6:51pm -
  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas in two weeks with a few of the 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. O…
    - 27 Jun 17, 8:16pm -
  • Three Takeaways from #SHRM17
    I'm back from another whirlwind SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans. I've attended for seventeen (17) straight years, so what did I notice in particular about this one?1.  As always, the volunteers and SHRM staff once again did an exemplary job in…
    - 22 Jun 17, 6:30pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM18 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2018 Conference being held in Chicago, IL, June 17-20.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (on…
    - 22 Jun 17, 3:56pm -
  • You're Likely Not Going to be Happy about the Box Lunches at #SHRM17. Don't Complain About It.
    It's less than a week to the SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans, and I'm busy reviewing sessions and finalizing trip details, so this will be a short, but important, post.  Here it is:Don't complain about the box lunch at SHRM.This will be my 17t…
    - 12 Jun 17, 5:13pm -
  • #WorkHuman, Artificial Intelligence, and the Voight-Kampff Machine
    One of my favorite movies is Blade Runner.  Based on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. Dick, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Blade Runner tells the story of a retired Replicant Hunter (Ford), who is called back…
    - 26 May 17, 7:02pm -

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’…
    - 17 days ago, 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…
    - 26 days ago, 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…
    - 96 days ago, 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…
    - 97 days ago, 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

  • newEngage in Monthly Health Plan Monitoring to Improve Engagement, Costs
    When you change your health plan, make sure to engage in health plan monitoring so you learn what works and what doesn’t. That way, if need be, you can change for the following year. Why start in November instead of January? Because most health pla…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 7:18am -
  • newTesla Fires Hundreds of Workers for Poor Performance
    Last week, Tesla terminated hundreds of employees for performance. The actual number has not been released, but estimates range from 400 to 1200 people. Regardless of the actual number, that’s a lot. Usually, when companies terminate large number…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 1:18pm -
  • newWhat is the Happiest Job For You?
    I get lots of questions that begin with “should I….?” Should I get an MBA? Should change my major? Should I quit my job? And I always answer, “I don’t know. What do you want?” Because people are always searching for that elusive “happin…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:52pm -
  • How Health Coverage Changes as Your Company Grows
    Health coverage is a difficult and expensive part of any business. You can’t attract good employees without good health care, and the evolving legal landscape means that the required coverage may change. That’s difficult for small businesses to n…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 11:19am -
  • Why I Just Blocked You on LinkedIn
    Not less than 10 minutes ago, I blocked someone on LinkedIn. I actually have an open door LinkedIn policy. If you want to connect with me, I’ll connect with you. The more the merrier, I say! If you want your LinkedIn account to only be people you…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 10:48am -
  • Amazon Suspends Studio Head for Sexual Harassment After Sitting on Allegations for 2 Years
    In the wake of the shocking revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s years and years of sexual harassment, another movie executive faces sexual harassment allegations. Roy Price, head of Amazon Movie Studios is currently on a leave of absence after Isa…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 4:48pm -

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…
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  • Servant Leadership: Dice
    After my recent post on the great things being done by people in our space, I decided this is too important of a topic to not continue.  And my promise to you is I won’t ever pimp out a company that I do any business with unless I tell you.  I’…
    - 18 Nov 14, 2:10pm -
  • In Praise of Single Parents
      In the process of unwinding from my last trip, I indulged in a short marathon of my TV pleasures, including The Walking Dead, The Flash and (germane to this post) Arrow.  Specifically, I had a moment in watching The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoa…
    - 15 Nov 14, 2:15pm -
  • Dubai – City of Glass and Growth
    I was fortunate enough to get a chance to visit Dubai this week.  If you’ve never been, it’s worth the flight over.  A beautiful city, built on twin pillars of opulence and arrogance.  Man made islands built from the endless supply of desert s…
    - 12 Nov 14, 2:00pm -

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

  • 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…
    - 84 days ago, 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…
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  • 3 bold steps to get noticed by employers – Craig writes on @DailyMuse
    Via TheMuse.com: If you’re a job seeker, you probably dream about recruiters reaching out to you with opportunities that are just perfect. Instead of submitting your resume over and over to the black hole of online applications, wouldn’t it be so…
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  • 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 -
  • 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter
    If your tweets are falling on deaf ears, you’re not alone. According to a study by the iCIMS Hire Expectations Institute, 51% of all jobs on social media are posted to TwitterThe post 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter appeared first on Cra…
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  • Sharing your culture – How to activate your employee advocates – case study
    An employer’s brand should be built from the inside out. Just as part of an organization’s marketing message should come from its customers, the employer brand should be championed by its employees.The post Sharing your culture – How to activa…
    - 16 Aug 16, 3:53am -

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

  • Your Employees Are In Pain … Acknowledge It and Help Them.
    In How to Manage After the Events in Charlottesville, I talked about what organizations need to be prepared to do from a policy enforcement standpoint should something like those events happen involving employees in your workplace. But what about the…
    - 63 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:30am -
  • How To Manage After the Events at Charlottesville
    This weekend was hurtful and horrible for America. On Friday,  in Charlottesville, Virginia, White Supremacists marched with torches thru the city to the statue of Thomas Jefferson located on the campus of University of Virginia in protest of decisi…
    - 64 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Prioritizing Your Priorities
    Productivity has become a huge focus for me in 2017. Juggling multiple priorities for me is nothing new. However, as my responsibilities and team continues to grow, I have to be more organized in order to remain effective. I also have to be more awar…
    - 11 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Dear Pepsi, Your Apology Sucks
    Pepsi released a commercial ad this week featuring model and Kardashian sister Kendall Jenner wandering into a protest and resolving the tensions by handing out Pepsi drinks. The imagery was an homage to a popular #BlackLivesMatter photo. And the wor…
    - 6 Apr 17, 10:00am -
  • Addressing Gender Bias Complaints
    Last week’s post discussed ways to show women the respect they deserve at work. One of the recommendations was believing women when they bring gender bias and discrimination to management’s attention. When the issues are not blatant, it can be di…
    - 4 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Give Women the Respect They Deserve at Work
    Recently, a story went viral about a man accidentally sending emails as his woman co-worker.  The person he emailed argued with him about recommendations. However, when he clarified that he was actually sending them email, not the woman, they immedi…
    - 30 Mar 17, 10:30am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newWhat Does Google’s Entry Into the Recruitment Space Mean for the Industry?
    With Google for Jobs and Google Hire, Google has formally staked their place in the recruitment industry and it looks like they’re here to stay. It’s one of the biggest bombshells to hit the recruitment space in recent times, so how big of an im…
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 4:03pm -
  • new8 Ways to Give Negative Feedback to Employees
    Sponsored by Workopolis: If done properly, performance reviews can be a fantastic way to boost employee engagement and productivity, both of which go a long way towards addressing retention issues. Of course, this is all easier said than done. Giving…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 4:04pm -
  • new3 Tech Companies Visualising the Future of Work
    It’s 2017. The year when cars started to drive by themselves, hamburgers can be made in a factory and Alexa is ruling your home environment. This might sound like a science fiction movie to you but we are at the cusp of something bigger than we hav…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 4:04pm -
  • How to Give Employees the Workplace They Want
    How do you win the war for talent? A question all the top dogs continue to ask themselves and one of the biggest issues facing the industry. In the eyes of a futurist, it’s all about the employee experience. To win the war you need to give employe…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 4:01pm -
  • 7 Tips for Keeping Your Employees Motivated
    When you are recruiting new staff, it is important not to forget to nurture your existing team. New staff will quickly pick up the habits and points-of-view of their colleagues – good and bad – so it is important to keep the office atmosphere as…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 4:02pm -
  • Why Bad Days Matter in Recruitment
    It is a stigma in recruitment (especially with all the bragging and oversharing that goes on over social media channels about celebrating success, brilliant client wins, smashing targets and hot deals) that anyone ever has a bad day/week/month/quarte…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 4:05pm -

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

  • newI Have a Few Quibbles
    Ever since Paul Hebert departed from Facebook, I have missed his frequent crotchety, get-off-my-lawn type of observations.  His posts essentially took care of my need to express myself in that way. I simply “liked” or commented and left satisfie…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • newLet’s Talk About Abortion
    Let’s talk about abortion. Reproductive choice is fundamental to women’s opportunity and equality. I believe that is why it is currently under attack in Congress. I am here because abortion was illegal; I was born at a home for unwed mothers. I w…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • Why HR Cannot/Must Not Ignore the Racial Tension in America, Right Now.
    Why HR Cannot/Must Not Ignore the Racial Tension in America, Right Now. I’ve been part of the social HR community for nearly 7 years now and one thing is clear to me, for the most part, we do not like to talk about RACISM. We want to pretend it’s…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • Leadership Toxicity
    March 2008, Candidate Obama had to give a major speech on race relations.  Not because of something he did or said, but because his Pastor made a statement that the media played incessantly for days. As President, he was met with criticism for speak…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 12:32pm -
  • Office Poli-TRICKS

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  • PROTESTS: Stop Being Part of the Problem
    I spent the last few days engaging in conversations about the recent NFL “protests.” One the one hand, I’m glad I did it, even if it made me less productive at work! I do believe, broadly speaking, that having conversations about injustice is a…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 1:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • The Best Advice from Lever’s Talent Innovation Summit 2017
    Mina Feuerhaken leads recruiting at HackerRank, a skills-based technical assessment platform empowering over 1,000 companies across industries. She’s fascinated by career choices people make, as…The post The Best Advice from Lever’s Talent Inn…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 5:48pm -
  • 27 Tools & Resources to Boost Technical Recruiting in 2017
    TL;DR: View Infographic of 27 Tech Recruiting Tools  for 2017 Recruiting the best and the brightest developers in the business is hard work – especially when…The post 27 Tools & Resources to Boost Technical Recruiting in 2017 appeared first on…
    - 51 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 4:38pm -
  • The United States of Developers
    Update: This piece was picked up by Forbes, Axios, CNET,  Venture Beat & SiliconAngle. TLDR; Which state takes the cake for the best developers? Washington outperforms California as…The post The United States of Developers appeared first on .
    - 85 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:57am -
  • The 4 Pillars Recruiters Need to Build Trust with Engineering Managers
    In the technical recruiting game, earning trust from your partner—aka your hiring manager—is an imperative edge. Just ask Neal Rosenblum, who has spent his career…The post The 4 Pillars Recruiters Need to Build Trust with Engineering Managers…
    - 5 Jun 17, 4:34pm -
  • HackerRank Makes Tech Hiring Better
    As a software engineer at Amazon, Vivek Ravisankar spent hours in interviews screening possible recruits for the company. He estimated that sometimes it took 50…The post HackerRank Makes Tech Hiring Better appeared first on .
    - 23 May 17, 12:02am -
  • How to Hire for Your Startup [Video]
     If you ask any startup founder about their biggest challenges, hiring technical talent is almost always one of them. Three experts who built products to…The post How to Hire for Your Startup [Video] appeared first on .
    - 5 May 17, 12:08am -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newNo, you do not need a workplace emoji policy
    I read a blog yesterday that asked the following question? “Do you need a workplace emoji policy?”They say yes, I say an unequivocal no.They argue that inappropriate emoji use might lead to misunderstandings and harassment liabili…
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 11:49am -
  • newWeinstein case highlights problem of “ostriching” harassment
    It’s been a busy few days in employment-law land, with the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case dominating the headlines.What have we learned?Weinstein is an (alleged) (do I really need to add this qualifier?) serial harasser,…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 11:31am -
  • There is no *good* reason to be anti-LGBTQ rights
    Last week I presented a webinar entitled, “The Top 10 Employee Handbook Mistakes.”I discussed, among other policies, missing at-will disclaimers, salary discussion bans, failing to define the FMLA leave-year, inflexible leave of absence…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 11:25am -
  • WIRTW #480 (the “another Fake ID” edition)
    Indulge me, as this morning I once again take off my employment-law blogger hat, and replace it with my proud dad / music blogger hat.Fake ID had quite the successful opening weekend of music. They started last Saturday night rocking The Pond…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 10:51am -
  • Do you know what to do when an employee dies on the job?
    It’s news an employer never wants to deliver.“I’m sorry, but your spouse (or partner, child, or other family member) had an accident at work and unfortunately passed away.”But it happens. In fact, according to OSHA it’s happ…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 12:23pm -
  • Jemele Hill story underscores employees lack of understanding about personal social media and work
    Social media has irreparably torn down the wall that has historically separated one’s work life from one’s personal life.Earlier this week, ESPN personality Jemele Hill learned this lesson the hard way.The network suspended Ms…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 11:41am -

The Recruiting Unblog

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

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Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • Tips on Managing A Busy Work Schedule
    When I think about my average work day my hard starts to spin. It seems that my workload is constantly increasing and that I am trying to cram as much as I possibly can into a typical work day. I manage several projects at once so I constantly have…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:26am -
  • 7 Smart Tips for Organizing Your Small Business Workplace
    It’s already difficult to keep a small space organised. It’s even more challenging when a bunch of people are trying to work in it. If you have a small office for your small business, things probably feel a little overwhelming. You need to be abl…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 3:31pm -
  • How to Use the Power of Subconscious Mind to Succeed
    The subconscious mind. A part of our mind that we will never be able to muster into a physical and easily understandable form but a part that exists nonetheless. In fact, 90% of our brains are made from it. 90% of our brains? That’s a huge amount o…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 1:25pm -
  • If The Grind Never Stops, Why Should You?
    Running a business is something that can be seen as a 24/7 kind of gig, wouldn’t you agree? The grind literally doesn’t stop when you have the overwhelming responsibility of running a business, taking care of all aspects of the business while sti…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 1:13pm -
  • You Can Stay Healthy At Work – Try These Suggestions
    Did you know that October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month? Staying healthy is important – not just physically also mentally.  It can be hard to think of your health at work when your workload piles up, you work long hours, or decide to…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 10:05am -

Make HR Happen

  • 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…
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  • Technology and Respect for Its Roots
    One of my favorite pieces of art is Winston Link’s photograph “Old Maude bows to the Virginia Creeper” in which an old horse seems to be giving deference to the approach of new technology. Gene and Roy Hampton just happened to be at the crossin…
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  • The Pervasive Post and Pray Pathology
    The corruption of our thinking began with learning things that we are unwilling to unlearn. Beginning with inventing the wheel and discovering fire, we eventually came to worship better technological advances. Often we found that automation alone was…
    - 28 Jul 15, 1:00pm -

No Excuses HR

  • You Didn't See Them Coming
    I've been away from the blog for a couple of weeks. It's been a wild ride of speaking at conferences, connecting with progressive human resources executives, and candidly, getting really fired up about the future of HR.But not the HR group we normall…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 12:27pm -
  • Propaganda, Culture & Employer Brand
    You spend so much time telling me your culture and people are the most valuable assets of your organization....but you don't round, you don't invest precious resources in employees, and you spend your whole day in meetings claiming to be busy.You don…
    - 34 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 12:13pm -
  • Simple, Not Easy
    I've attended many leadership development classes. I've facilitated hundreds of hours of them too. In addition, conferences have been a regular part of my life for years as an attendee and speaker, and I've sought out the leadership-oriented sessions…
    - 37 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 12:33pm -
  • Bleed the Fifth
    "If you are a boss, ask yourself: When you look back at how you've treated followers, peers, and superiors, in their eyes, will you have earned the right to be proud of yourself? Or will they believe that you ought to be ashamed of yourself and be em…
    - 43 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 1:44pm -
  • One-Faced Leader
    I hear a hell of a lot of noise in the world of leadership. Fancy titles, and years of doing the same thing over and over without changing with the times...er...I mean, lots of experience...do not equate with one of the easiest ways to be effective.B…
    - 51 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 12:04pm -
  • Vulnerability - A New Leadership Competency
    I've been working for a long time. Well, actually, for a really long time, and most of that has been in leadership. Some of the "virtues" of leadership I learned early on were to never show weakness or be indecisive, because...weakness = career overi…
    - 57 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 3:53pm -

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…
    - 20 days ago, 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…
    - 22 days ago, 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…
    - 23 days ago, 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…
    - 29 days ago, 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…
    - 38 days ago, 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…
    - 64 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 6:37am -

HR Remix

  • Lack of Curiosity is Killing Your Career
    And Your Organization No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives. – Neil deGrasse Tyson People are terrified to ask questions. Over time that fear of asking questions, the inability to…
    - 73 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 11:15am -
  • #HRTailgate : How to Be An HR Social Media Rock Star
    Have you ever scanned a job candidate’s Twitter account as much as their resume? Thought about using social media to showcase your HR expertise? You’re not alone. Social networks are changing the landscape of offices around the world, and the imp…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:15pm -
  • Carnival of HR – Pre #SHRM17 Edition
    This time of year, the HR conference season is in full swing and if you can’t make a major conference, you can still attend vicariously through other attendees on social media.  A few weeks ago, I followed the #WorkHuman conference on Twitter, Ins…
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  • Three Years, Three Trips to the Finals #DefendTheLand
    By the time LeBron took his “talents to South Beach” my husband and I had taken our talents out of state as well. LeBron did what many people from the Northeast Ohio area do. You leave Cleveland for warmer weather and better opportunities. As lon…
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  • The Power of an Apology
    “I’m sorry.” “I apologize.”  Those two phrases hold a great deal of power because they can repair a relationship and soothe hurt feelings. Sometimes, the lack of an apology can irretrievably hurt a work relationship. This effect is compoun…
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  • How To Have A Great First Day At The New Job
    Like a Japanese tea ceremony, your first day at the new job offers many opportunities to offend, insult and look like a clueless foreigner. Whether its figuring out the best exit to avoid the five ‘o’clock rush or how to find the “good” offic…
    - 16 May 17, 11:30am -

Talent Culture

  • How Recruiters Can Stop Unconscious Bias During Resume Screening [Video]
    How can technology help reduce your bias in recruiting? Take a look!The post How Recruiters Can Stop Unconscious Bias During Resume Screening [Video] appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 17 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 10:30am -
  • Employers May Soon Base Hiring Decisions on Your Social Media Posts. Will They “Like” You?
    Can your social media activity hurt your chances at landing your dream job? The answer may surprise you.The post Employers May Soon Base Hiring Decisions on Your Social Media Posts. Will They “Like” You? appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 20 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
  • How to Choose the Best HR Tech for Your Business
    If it’s time to choose HR tech for your business or update, do you know which exercises to do that will help you make the best choices for your needs? We do.The post How to Choose the Best HR Tech for Your Business appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 20 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 10:30am -
  • #WorkTrends Recap: Competing and Caring for Employees
    Finding the right culture takes experimenting. This week on #WorkTrends we discussed the various aspects that need to be in your culture.The post #WorkTrends Recap: Competing and Caring for Employees appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 3:31pm -
  • Employee Engagement is Not a Survey (and How to Do It Without One)
    Serious about employee engagement? Ignore the surveys and take a deeper look at what employee engagement really means.The post Employee Engagement is Not a Survey (and How to Do It Without One) appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 10:30am -
  • Telepresence Robots: The New Look of Telecommuting
    A telepresence robot could change the way people telecommute. Here are a few reasons for the increase in popularity.The post Telepresence Robots: The New Look of Telecommuting appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 22 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 1:00pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • Recruiting Animal Show Essentials
    GUESTS NEEDED - VOLUNTEER, IT'S FUN LIVE SHOW: EVERY WED NOON EASTERN Click here to listen --- Anyone can call to talk: 646-652-2754 LOTS OF CLIPS FROM THE SHOW ABOUT THE HOST --- REVIEWS ALL SHOW INFO --- Info For Guests --- ARCHIVES Guests: 2017 02…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 3:47pm -
  • Fearless Cold Calls - Free e-Book
    It's called an ebook but it's really just a pamphlet. An easy read. 22 pages in a big font (plus notes). It offers a few reasons why you might be uncomfortable making cold calls. And it suggests a fairly simple way to address the problem. To get your…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 11:28pm -

Amplify Talent

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

Strategy Focused HR

  • WE HAVE MOVED
    Please check out our new website atwww.strategyfocusedhr.comWe will no longer post to this site.  Thank you very much for your support over the years.  Please join us at the above so that we can stay connected.
    - 8 Nov 15, 9:47am -
  • Only Time Will Tell If You REALLY Believe That Employees Come First
    There are only three agenda items at our executive meetings: People, sales, and profit.In what order I asked? “That is the order,” was the response.Everyone in the room looked on like an approving parent.I belong to a group in Dubai that we calle…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:45am -
  • Are You Making Sure To Change Your Talent Along With Your Strategy?
    I have never had strategy and talent explained that way. I am a professor at a Business School here in Dubai and I teach strategy. We should put something together.At the end of one of my speeches, I was approached by this professor who gave me his b…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:34am -
  • The Tide Is Turning – The Old Ways Of Managing A Workforce Are Evolving
    These were recent headlines that came across my news feed: Would You Give Staff a Three-Day Weekend? Global Retailer Uniqlo is Giving it a GoFacebook Co-founder Calls Out Tech Industry for Lack of Work-Life BalanceHow Working Long Hours is Hitting Yo…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:23am -
  • Better Engagement? It Trickles Down From Managers to Your Employees
    I do not care whether anyone here likes me or not.Please do not come to me with this, I should be the last person that you come to with questions, go figure it out.Now I just do my job and what is required. Nothing more.This one-sided conversation wa…
    - 2 Sep 15, 9:51am -
  • Maybe Amazon’s New World Of Work Isn’t Right For Someone Like Me
    “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,” said former Amazon employee Bo Olson, who worked in book marketing. Or, they very wisely chose to leave.Explanations like “we’re not totally sure” or “I’ll get back to you”…
    - 24 Aug 15, 6:10am -

Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

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

HR Nasty

  • Establishing credibility and career momentum for new hires
    Career Momentum Wondering how you establish credibility and career momentum as a new hire? Whether you are a recent graduate or a veteran of the corporate game, credibility is the one thing that doesn’t take any special skills to acquire. If you ju…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 6:14am -
  • Body language and the job interview, how it can make or break your shot
    Body language and the interview Body language during an interview is the topic of today’s post. We might be saying the right things, but if your body isn’t communicating a consistent message, we might as well stay at home. If your body is communi…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 4:01am -
  • Use the Gallup Q12 questions to manage your manager
    Gallup Q12 for employees This week’s I want to blog about how we can use the Gallup Q12 questions so that you, as an individual contributor, can set yourself up for success. I believe that employees should take control of their careers. If we wait…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 5:12am -
  • New manager training
    New manager training Disclaimer: The following is not a preferred new manager training course. A new manager training would actually have a start and continue throughout the entire career. Even CEO’s receive management training. Most new manager tr…
    - 28 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 5:30am -
  • Corporate life is a game. How one man found his dream job and didn’t sell his soul to win it.
    Find your dream job Today’s post is a success story of a candidate going from frustration to dream job. I couldn’t be happier or prouder of this guy. He worked his ass off and he deserves every bit of his success. He went from frustrated fishing…
    - 35 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 3:00am -
  • HRNasty’s business podcasts for the corporate lifestyle
    Business Podcasts I receive requests for a list of recommended business books on a regular basis. If my parents knew that folks were coming to ME for a reading list they would be rolling over in their graves. Growing up, they were big on the classics…
    - 42 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 6:47am -

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…
    - 94 days ago, 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…
    - 18 May 17, 11:54am -
  • 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

  • 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,…
    - 86 days ago, 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 -
  • Your first mistake toward inclusion, and how to avoid it.
    The first mistake, the most common mistake, and possibly the most limiting mistake that organizations make in the name of inclusion is failing to clarify their objective. They get all revved up in pursuit of a vague, ambiguous target only to find the…
    - 24 Apr 17, 4:48pm -

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…
    - 44 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Compensation Transparency
    Ben Eubanks over at Lighthouse Research and Advisory has written a fascinating white paper on transparency. Transparency in Compensation:  Trends and Best Practices, underwritten by salary.com, is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impac…
    - 58 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 2:49pm -
  • The Value of Purpose

    - 65 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • 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 →
    - 79 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Happy 4th of July!
       
    - 4 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • One Internet Trend To Watch
    As I’ve written in the past, Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is a treasure trove of data that most HR professionals miss. That’s because the report isn’t about HR trends, it’s about internet trends. But almost any way you … Co…
    - 27 Jun 17, 11:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newMy HR Technology Conference Top 10 List #HRTechConf
    I'm back! Sorry (not really sorry), for the dearth of posts the last 10 or 12 days, but the run-up prior, the event itself, and the necessary de-compression from the 20th Annual HR Technology Conference has kept me pretty busy.But after two decent…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • Notes from the road #23 - Where do I start edition?
    Quick shot from my favorite place to write these late night missives - The Delta Sky Club.Here's 5 things I think I think in the run up to next week's HR Technology Conference.5. HR Tech is in Las Vegas next week and rest assured the Conference is…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • The sometimes fine line between retention and regrettable turnover
    Your pal Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine passed away last week at the age of 91.While you probably now plenty (maybe more than you care to know) about the Playboy brand and Hef's pretty remarkable life, you might not know the impetus for h…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 298 - HR and the Productivity Network
    HR Happy Hour 298 - HR and the Productivity NetworkHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Mike Psenka, President & Founder, MoovilaListen to the show HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish talk with Mike Psenka of Moovila…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
  • Protests, free speech, and how the 'Work/life blend' people got it wrong
    Your right to free speech in the workplace has largely been a settled matter, at least here in the US. Essentially, you don't have any such right in the workplace. Or said differently, if you attempt in going too far in exercising what you think sh…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
  • CHART OF THE DAY: What do employee health benefits cost anyway?
    In between arguing with sports teams, players, owners, and fans on Twitter, one of the other things that the US government's leaders have spent a bunch of time on in 2017 are the attempts, (and so far, 'attempting' is all that has been done), at revi…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 1:00pm -

Women of HR

  • Women in Technology – What Can You Do To Move the Needle? #HRTechConf
    The 2017 HR Technology Conference kicked off on Tuesday morning with the second annual Women in HR Technology summit.  Back bigger and better than ever this year – in a much bigger conference space to alleviate the overflow issues from the unexpec…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 5:41pm -
  • #VegasStrong at #HRTechConf
    Next week I’ll be joining thousands of other HR professionals as we converge on Las Vegas for the 20th annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition.  I’ve already written about my thoughts on the upcoming show.  This post serves a different p…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 2:38pm -
  • What it Takes to Become a CHRO
    If you dream of becoming a CHRO, remember the number 60. By the end of this article, it will remind you of what type of people make it to CHRO and the CHRO hiring trends over the past several years. Every year, HR@Moore surveys CHROs. Here are some i…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • #HRTechConf 2017 – An HR Practitioner’s Perspective and Preview
    The 2017 edition of the HR Technology Conference – the 20th annual by the way – is now about two weeks away.  This annual gathering, celebration, and showcase of all things HR technology related has quickly become one of my favorite HR events of…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • How Learning & Development Can Boost Your Hiring Success Rate
    Let’s face it. Hiring can be tough. The unemployment rate is low – just 4.4% according to the Department of Labor Statistics – and employers are competing against one another to hire the best talent. So what can you do to boost your hiring su…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • How Women Can Punch Up Their Careers And Go For That Promotion
    Often many women feel unfulfilled with their careers, either because they feel they can’t advance or because they are stuck in a rut. For some, it’s difficult to move ahead because many employers are reluctant to put family-oriented individuals i…
    - 30 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

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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…
    - 10 days ago, 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…
    - 20 days ago, 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…
    - 93 days ago, 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

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

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

  • Get Ready for 2018 ACA Open Enrollment Deadline With New SBC Form Requirements
    Looking ahead to your 2018 ACA open enrollment deadline? This year, businesses will need to incorporate updates to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage form they distribute to employees—and the changes are significant.  In this post,…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 6:31pm -
  • Ask These 8 Questions When You Compare PEO Companies
    If you’re a small business owner and you need help with HR, take comfort in the fact that thousands of others have faced that same dilemma. HR responsibilities take time, resources, and blood/sweat/tears that you may not be able to inve…
    - 30 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:26pm -
  • Don’t Fall For These 3 PEO Myths
    Partnering with a PEO can seem intimidating, especially for entrepreneurs. You’ve poured your lifeblood into your business, and now someone wants you to hand over the reins? Not likely
    - 17 Mar 17, 2:30pm -
  • FAQ: What Is a Co-Employment Relationship?
    When you partner with a PEO, you enter a co-employment relationship. That relationship offers a lot of benefits to small businesses, including vendor management, benefits administration, recruiting assistance, and more. 
    - 22 Feb 17, 9:20pm -
  • Will PEO Certification Make a Difference for Small Businesses
    On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA), giving professional employer organizations (PEOs) statutory recognition. Essentially, PEOs will now have the opportunity to seek certification with the…
    - 24 May 16, 2:43pm -
  • Employee Health Benefits: now and into the future
    The future of employer sponsored medical benefits lies in what’s happening now. Regardless of what happens in the upcoming elections, no leadership is in a position to unwind history or throw babies out with the bathwater. It’s just t…
    - 29 Apr 16, 3:31pm -

HR to WHO

  • Discussing Who Episode 64: Orphan Black, The Story So Far
    Do our genetics define who we are? Does nature trump nurture? Or, can the opposite hold true? Orphan Black explores these questions while introducing the audience to Allison, Sarah, Beth, Cosima, Rachel, Helena, and many more; all given life onscreen…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 8:53pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 62: Introducing the 13th Doctor
    The wait is over! Spoilers ahead! The 13th Doctor has been named! Yes, Doctor Who made history once again on Sunday, July 16, 2017 with the announcement naming the thirteenth person to take up the role of The Doctor.  Now, the cycle of fan acceptanc…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 5:49pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 61: Krewe Du Who Interview
    Paul Patecek of Krewe du Who takes center stage in Episode 61. Paul tells of first discovering Doctor Who, building a K-9 and a TARDIS, and all about the Krewe du Who. He also provides info on the annual NOLA Time Fest. We also celebrate our friends…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 5:43pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 63: Discussing and Debating Digital and Traditional Paper Comic Books
    Digital comic books. Traditional paper comics. Or, maybe both? We discuss and debate the pros and cons of going all digital against buying from a local comic store. Would someone use a single service, like Comixology, to purchase books, go to individ…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 5:50pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 60: Discussing Comics Spider-Man Homecoming
    Tom Holland brings Spider-Man home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  What did we think? Join us as we give our impressions before-and-after the movie. All things Amazing Spider-Man PLUS Discussing Comics on YouTube! Hosted…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:28am -
  • Discussing Who Episode 59: Review of The Doctor Falls
    We begin the show with a spoiler warning because the moment has arrived. We've reached the end of Series 10 as 'The Doctor Falls'.  Missy, along with her her prior incarnation, must decide whether or not they will stand with...or against...The Doct…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:24am -

Change-Effect

  • Dignity isn’t optional
    Last week’s rolling fatberg of a story featured a Hollywood mogul’s repeatedly obnoxious and fundamentally unacceptable (illegal) behaviour. I can’t imagine there is anyone that isn’t up to date with the story – widely reported – so I won…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Are you running a marathon, or becoming a marathon runner?
      One of the fundamental reasons organisations struggle with change is that they frame it in the wrong way. I’m not a huge fan of sporting analogies, but forgive me this once. One day I wake up and say that I want to run the London marathon. There…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 7:04am -
  • Abolishing university fees is not the answer
    Our problems with education are much deeper and more complicated than the debate about whether university fees should be free or not. In fact, I’d go as far as saying that making our current university system free would be catastrophic financial mi…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • When corporate culture goes bad
    I’ve watched the developments at Ryanair unfold with a combination of incredulity and interest – I have to admit that it isn’t a company I’ve historically had a lot of time for and I’ll do pretty much anything to avoid using their services.…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • If it walks like a duck
    The connection between self belief and outcomes can be one of the most powerful drivers of performance. When an individual or team truly believe in something, they can often deliver results greater than the sum of the parts. That’s why we often see…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Be a high performing team
    Over the years, I’ve seen a number of really exceptional teams working in different organisations and in different functions. I’ve been part of some great teams and also some that were really quite dysfunctional. If you’re struggling, or intere…
    - 38 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 7:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • The Benefits of an HR Audit
    The word ‘audit’ does not usually elicit feelings of excitement; however, taking time to thoroughly review a process is essential to keep things running smoothly. Conducting a proactive HR audit is a great way to give yourself peace of mind (espe…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • How Are You Making Life at Work Better?
    In our last blog, we discussed the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace. Mindfulness can help make life at work more enjoyable and rewarding. According to the 2017 Bersin Report, a major focus in the years ahead will be on human performance – a…
    - 19 days ago, 30 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Using Mindfulness to Transform Your Workplace
    Mindfulness. You may have heard this term being thrown around more and more. It is not a new concept; however, with the speed of life today, it is a practice that has come back into vogue. But what is mindfulness and how can you promote it in the wor…
    - 33 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Recruitment Roundtables: A Great Way to Improve Process & Stakeholder Relationships
    When consulting with clients on improving their recruiting function, I have found poor communication is one of the top reasons there is a breakdown in the process. Strengthening the relationship between key stakeholders (e.g., recruiters and hiring…
    - 61 days ago, 19 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Internship Program
    Designing an internship program that is a win-win for both the organization and the intern is not as challenging as you may think. To design a program that is a true value-add to the company as well as an enriching experience for the intern, a little…
    - 75 days ago, 5 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Managing Remote Employees
    For many of today’s organizations, hiring remote workers is a great way to grow their talent pool – enabling them to hire the best person for the job, regardless of location. Yet, knowing how to manage an employee you do not see face-to-face ever…
    - 89 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

  • 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…
    - 55 days ago, 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 -
  • Sweating the little things
    Years ago someone gave me the book “Don`t Sweat the Small Stuff“ (with the cutesy subtitle: “and it`s all small stuff“). I can`t say that I was overly impressed at what I considered to be the implication that I get worked up over little thing…
    - 24 May 17, 5:15pm -
  • Issues with navigating
    “How lost to myself I have become“  – The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood These words have been burned into my brain ever since I read them.  Maybe it`s more accurate to say that they struck a nerve, because I have the distinct impression…
    - 23 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Sober thoughts
    I love Ernest Hemingway`s recommendation to : write drunk, edit sober. However, after numerous false starts and some really questionable (and possibly litigious) blog drafts, I came to realize that this advice was better applied figuratively and not…
    - 10 Apr 17, 12:56pm -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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

Stratify

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

Break the Frame

  • newSuccess 101: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do
    Yes, I hired him because of his strong HR background but also because of his go-getter attitude. The Talent Management consulting practice I was leading was expanding, and I needed someone who was confident, energetic and innovative. After rounds of…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:30am -
  • Are You Making a Bad Day Your Worst Day Ever?
    My daughter’s retainer came unglued from her mouth and stuck out like she was chewing on a metal toothpick. A new teenager, in 7th grade, she was mortified and disappointed that the local dentist couldn’t fit her in for a fix until late afternoon…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • 7 Major Leadership Mistakes You’re Making Right Now
    Once upon a time, I was an HR consultant who was regularly invited into organizations to conduct 1×1 interviews with their employees. We’d talk about what was working, what wasn’t, and their suggestions for the future. Ultimately, I’d compile…
    - 30 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Would You Pause Your Career and Take a Sabbatical?
    Many years ago, I worked for a large consulting firm, and business was struggling. Rather than laying off large numbers of people, they decided to offer a FlexLeave sabbatical. It was time off to follow a dream with the ability to step back into thei…
    - 37 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Are You Suffering From “I’ll Do It Later” Syndrome?
    Do you know what you want to do and then, um, not get around to it? If so, you’re like millions of others who are suffering from “I’ll Do It Later” Syndrome.  Ok, so I made up that it’s a syndrome, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a prob…
    - 44 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • newI Used To Love D&I: Why I’ve Fallen Out of Love With Diversity & Inclusion
    011011000010  Diversity and Inclusion was not my intended path. It was something that I knew very well at the ground-level being most often the only black woman in the companies, departments, and teams I worked for. Nonetheless, it wasn’t my focus…
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 4:27pm -
  • 6 HR Epiphanies Learned Through 6 Years of Blogging
    0220100000020 Yesterday was my 6th year blogiversary for this here blog. I am eternally thankful for the ride I have had to date with this blog. After 10+years of living HR day-to-day (6 of which I have spent writing about it too) — you have many a…
    - 37 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:01am -
  • Five Ways Video Can Enhance Your Recruitment Process
    011040000010In an increasingly mobile world, many businesses are beginning to shift towards more effective execution within their HR departments. Implementing video into the process of recruitment not only provides an integral solution for businesses…
    - 59 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 11:30am -
  • Five Questions That Will Lead You to the Best ATS
    000080000020Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored guest post. I will receive compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services, and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statement, I will…
    - 73 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 5:00am -
  • The Underground Workforce: Immigrants
    010081000040  A little over a month ago, I traveled to Queens to go pick up my 10th wedding anniversary cake from a family friend. To give you some context, I live in Long Island, NY (the forgotten borough, unless you talk The Hamptons) so anytime I…
    - 27 Jun 17, 3:41pm -
  • Is Your Recruitment Process Still in the Stone Age?
    003040000010 Have you ever called a promising candidate for a follow-up interview only to find out they just took up a job at a competing firm? How often does this happen? If it’s more than once, it’s already one too many! If you are missing out…
    - 30 May 17, 11:30am -

Talent Vanguard

  • An HR Crisis: Harassment at Work

    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 3:32am -
  • Countdown to My 100th Post: #3
    Hi! We’re getting close now… a few short weeks until I hit post 100. Hope I don’t run out of ideas for 100 and just type “People are our most valuable asset” 100 times… Anyway, I’m sharing my third most read post of all time this week.…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 12:56pm -
  • Reflection as a Discipline
    Adaptive. Agile. Responsive. Whether you believe that the world is changing faster than ever or not, I suspect there is near-universal agreement among leaders that organizations must become more nimble to succeed. However, as is often the case, the d…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 3:43am -
  • The Countdown to my 100th Post Continues: #4
    Hello again and happy Thursday. As part of the countdown to my 100th post (on October 29th), I’m sharing my top 5 most-read posts of all time, and a few that I really liked, but that hardly anyone else read. Here’s my 4th most-read post of all ti…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 12:42pm -
  • Imagining HR’s Role in Our Digital Future
    Last Monday I was part of a panel at an event titled “Keeping HR Human in a Digital World”. It was a great panel with diverse viewpoints and experience, and a lively audience that stuck around to ask questions and chat. A question that wasn’t a…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 1:08am -
  • The Countdown to my 100th Post is On!
    Well, times flies when you are trying to think of something coherent to say 100 times…that is how the saying goes, right?  Maybe not…I can tell you that it does feel like yesterday that I started blogging in an unnoticed corner of the internet,…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 12:45pm -

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

  • Visie op de disruptieparadox
    In deze blog wordt een recensie gegeven over het boek ‘De disruptieparadox’ van Menno Lanting.  Allereerst wordt een samenvatting van het boek gegeven waarna wordt afgesloten met een review en conclusie. Samenvatting Het boek ‘De disruptie…
    - 72 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 8:05pm -
  • Visie op de Federale Overheidsdienst Sociale Zekerheid
    Frank van Massenhove en Tom Auwers behandelen in hun boek ‘De collega’s werken thuis’ het inspirerende verhaal van de hervorming van de Federale Overheidsdienst Sociale Zekerheid (FODSZ) tot een transparante en goed presterende overheidsorganis…
    - 16 Mar 17, 1:24pm -
  • Vision of Holacracy
    In the book “Holacracy” Brian Robertson outlines a ground-breaking approach to organisation: no managers, only roles. By using this method, the gap between how things are and how they could be are incorporated quickly and effectively. This allows…
    - 11 Dec 16, 8:19pm -
  • Vision of Semco Style
    In the book “Maverick” Ricardo Semler discusses the success story behind the world’s most unusual workplace: Semco. Semco manufactures a range of products. It are not the products that make Semco extraordinary, but the manner in which Semco’s…
    - 3 Dec 16, 9:59am -
  • Vision of The Morning Star Company
    Imagine a company with no human bosses, no designated managers, no titles, no hierarchy, no visible structure, and no unilateral authority to fire anyone. Imagine such a company gaining ascendancy in its industry – organized solely around shared pr…
    - 22 Nov 16, 8:33pm -
  • Vision of Buurtzorg
    Buurtzorg, a large Dutch nursing care provider, is a good example of an organization running with Teal management structures and practices. Buurtzorg (the name means neighborhood care in Dutch) was founded in 2006 by Jos de Blok. He set up the compan…
    - 28 Oct 16, 6:56pm -

HR Bartender

  • newA New Employee Benefit: Social Justice PTO
    Could Social Justice PTO be the new recruiting and retention benefit? It was discussed at the Globoforce WorkHuman conference and it's paid time off for a cause.The post A New Employee Benefit: Social Justice PTO appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 8:57am -
  • newContractor Makes Stupid Mistake At a Client Site – Ask #HR Bartender
    Do contractors need a code of conduct? This HR Bartender reader made a mistake with a client. Foley & Lardner attorney Larry Perlman shares his expertise. The post Contractor Makes Stupid Mistake At a Client Site – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:57am -
  • Onboarding Is Your Foundation For the Employee Experience
    At the SilkRoad Connections Conference, Madeline Laurano discussed onboarding strategies. Onboarding should define 2 touchpoints in the employee experience.The post Onboarding Is Your Foundation For the Employee Experience appeared first on hr barte…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 8:57am -
  • Companies Should Strive for Perfect Paychecks – Friday Distraction
    We rely on our employees to get things done. And they rely on our organization for their paycheck. That's one reason we should strive for perfect paychecks.The post Companies Should Strive for Perfect Paychecks – Friday Distraction appeared first…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 8:57am -
  • High Performance Involves Taking Care of Yourself
    High performance is highly valued in the workplace. But it takes more than desire. Arrianna Huffington shares her keys to high performance on a LinkedIn Learning program.The post High Performance Involves Taking Care of Yourself appeared first on hr…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 8:57am -
  • Creating a Culture of Original Thinkers
    Employee retention and engagement rely on company culture. At the Globoforce WorkHuman Conference, Wharton School professor Adam Grant shared 5 attributes of cultures with original thinkers.The post Creating a Culture of Original Thinkers appeared f…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 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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    - 1 Jun 14, 2:23pm -
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    - 20 May 14, 7:15am -
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Leadership Freak

  • new4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 3
    Failure to make decisions is worse than making wrong decisions. At least you can change wrong decisions. You can learn from bad decisions. Failure to decide is surrender. Strong people grow feeble until… Continue reading →
    - 26 mins ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:01am -
  • newBlast Past Fear of Failure and Soar
    New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of Find the Fire: Reignite Your Inspiration & Make Work Exciting Again Leave a comment on this guest post by Scott Mautz to become eligible to win one… Continue reading →
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 12:04pm -
  • newHow to Cuddle Up with “No” and Win With Doom and Gloomers
    Dreamers swim in an ocean filled with doom and gloomers who love pointing out danger. Dreamers start with “Yes”. Everyone else seems like a kill-joy. Dreamers see resistance when others don’t fall in… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 7:05pm -
  • new4 Questions in 4 Days That Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 2
    The tyranny of the urgent sucks the life out of your best self. You get lost in results. People are tools. Relationships become burdens.   Today’s question: How do you want to show… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 11:37am -
  • new4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance
    It’s Monday morning in the U.S. (Apologies to everyone who is a day ahead of us.) I’m posting 4 questions in four days that enable leaders to strengthen teams and elevate performance. Tantrums:… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 12:33pm -
  • 4 Ways to Get the Most from Sadness
    Any leader who is upbeat all the time, in my opinion, is out of touch or faking it. Real leaders have real feelings. You might see the good in failure. But you don’t… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 7:28pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

LebHR

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

HR Observations

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • newFacebook's Resume Feature - Should LinkedIn be worried? My take
    Yesterday it was all over the tech websites, Facebook is reportedly testing a new resume feature called "work histories" that can help users share them privately.Here are my thoughts about how this can play out:Facebook is making an enterprise play.…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 17, 7:55am -
  • Featured in @HRMarketer's list of global list of #EmployerBranding Consultants
    Discovered today that I was added to HRMarketer's list of global Employer Branding ConsultantsHRMarketer is a platform and insights company that marketing departments of HR service providers and vendors use to get their message across. You can read m…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 10:15am -
  • Wait what? The A-Z gurus of HR..and whoa!
    Never in my wildest dreams I had thought that I would be in a list that included Laszlo Bock (the guy who set up Google's HR practices and author of Work Rules) and Dave Ulrich (c'mon if you don't know him - what are you reading this blog for?)Howeve…
    - 30 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 6:44am -
  • My reflections of #SHRMiAC the annual conference of @SHRMIndia
    I was really looking forward to SHRM India's Annual Conference this year. It had an amazing line up of speakers and delegates and offered me an opportunity to catch up with friends and make new ones.So after a sleepless night, because I had an early…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 9:58am -
  • If you're at @SHRMIndia's Annual Conference #SHRMiAC on 14-15 Sept then let's meet
    I will be attending SHRM India's Annual Conference this week in Delhi. The theme this year is "Win" There's an exciting lineup of speakers. What I love is the virtual pre event networking via a mobile app and the browser, where you can message fello…
    - 38 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 8:12am -
  • Reflection on the first Rozgar (Employment) Summit in #Lucknow organized by @NHRDN and UP Government
    A few weeks ago, I had recieved an invitation from the Director General of the National HRD Network, Dhananjay Singh that NHRDN had partnered with the Department of Labour and Employment of the Government of Uttar Pradesh and they would hold an even…
    - 50 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 9:57am -

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

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…
    - 69 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 5:22pm -
  • 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…
    - 100 days ago, 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…
    - 22 May 17, 12:45pm -
  • 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

  • newRecapping the We’re Only Human Podcast: One Year, Many Lessons
    Whew. I’m in recovery mode from last week’s jaunt to Vegas for the HR Technology Conference. For people in my line of work, that’s our version of the Olympics (or whatever other metaphor you need to demonstrate how much it puts you through the…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:06pm -
  • Want a Sneak Peek at my Upcoming Ignite Talk?
    This week I’m at the HR Technology Conference. I wrote about everything I’m looking forward to and planning to talk about last week on the Lighthouse blog if you want to check it out. One thing I’m doing again this year is a 5-minute Ideas and…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 2:15pm -
  • HR Gives Back: Help Me Raise Money for Parkinson’s Research
    Be sure to read all the way to the end. I’m giving away free stuff to those that help! The first person I ever met with Parkinson’s disease was Mollie. She is an incredibly sharp analyst and friend, and she taught me some great lessons in my days…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 10:22am -
  • Lessons on Creating Powerful Moments of Performance
    I’m reading a new book, and it’s pretty amazing. The Power of Moments tells stories and gives examples of how to create amazing moments of value for employees, students, families, etc. Two of the principles from the book can be leveraged for empl…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 10:15am -
  • Can I Focus on Compliance and Still Be a Good Employer? [Podcast]
    HR compliance is a necessary evil in the workplace. Rarely do employers make it to the top of the “best employers” lists by handling FMLA or DOL regulations well. Yet time and time again we see HR professional flocking to sessions like “Top 10…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • How to Comfort Employees in Times of Need
    I know I need to focus on engagement and our HR strategy. But how can I do that when some of our employees don’t even have homes to go home to? When I had this conversation with an HR leader based in Houston just after the hurricane had unleashed f…
    - 28 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 1:15pm -

In Full Bloom

  • 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 -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Finale
    [Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI , Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI, Chapter XVII and Chapter XVIII in case you missed…
    - 30 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Chapter XVIII
    [Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI , Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI and Chapter XVII in case you missed them.] There wa…
    - 29 Dec 16, 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

  • How the RMT can win the Passenger Safety Argument
    The RMT union are doing everything they can to position their latest strike action as being about passenger safety rather than simply about jobs for their members. If this argument is to be compelling, it needs to go further than simply maintaining t…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 8:05am -
  • London didn’t vote for Brexit, so why is it in charge of how it happens?
    Tobias Buck writes in the Financial Times this weekend about the shift to the right wing ‘Alternative for Germany’ being powered primarily by those in the East of the country feeling increasingly left behind. We in the UK had the same issue with…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Oct 17, 11:43am -
  • The Dangers of a Human Future of Work
    The erstwhile counter-intuitive idea that the rise of the machines will enable a renewed valuing of what it is to be human, has been helpful as we think about the future of work. Rather than simply operating as ‘inefficient robots’ we can celebra…
    - 19 days ago, 30 Sep 17, 8:24am -
  • BREXIT and Human Resources
    For those who didn’t catch my presentation at the ‘HR in Turbulent Times’ conference last week, here are my slides and the key points I made under each. Three key contextual impacts for HR – Economic, Trade, and Labour supply. Although all th…
    - 3 Jul 17, 1:05pm -
  • Why you should abolish your HR function in 2017
    You will be sceptical – of course. You will expect this to be some kind of ‘clickbait’ nonsense to draw you in and feed my stats. The truth is though, I really do believe that 2017 is the year we will finally begin to at least talk about killin…
    - 24 Jun 17, 7:52pm -
  • The Future of Surgery in Cyberspace
    Until now, we have imagined the coming cyborgs as physical amalgamations of humans and machines; of flesh and tech. But the power of the cyborg concept as it pertains to the future of work is not restricted by these physical pairings. Instead, the vi…
    - 18 Jun 17, 9:28pm -

Thinking About Learning

  • newWhat do you need to know as a modern day L&Der?
    I’ve been speaking with and mentoring some people over recent months in helping them think about how to get into the world of L&D. Two in particular stand out for me as people who want to get into L&D, but aren’t part of this world. One’s even…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 2:22pm -
  • Bias, fallacies, and facilitation 
    Let’s get a few things straight. Biases are inherent in every human We can’t get rid of them (nor should we be trying to) They are designed to help us arrive at decisions quickly You can mitigate their impact by being aware they exist You do this…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 6:16am -
  • Joseph, the taxi driver
    He’s 67 years old from Haiti. A black man, with grey short hair. Eyes that tell a lifetime’s stories. He picked us up from the hotel and took us to our destination. Here was a man who has been doing this one task for 22 years. He’s a family man…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 12:12am -
  • Why delivering training doesn’t enable learning
    We’ve become quite sophisticated in our understanding of what it means when people learn. Psychologists have studied humans for decades through which we’ve continually evolved our understanding of how learning occurs. Through early models we unde…
    - 35 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 8:49pm -
  • Intersectionality, Diversity, Inclusion
    Intersectionality – Intersectionality is the idea that multiple identities intersect to create a whole that is different from the component identities As I continue my own journey in understanding how we cultivate and develop organisations where d…
    - 51 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 3:11pm -
  • Long live the LMS
    No, really! As with most things that have utility, people find issue with using them preferring other ways of going about life. Don’t want to carry cash? No problem seeing most people can use contactless to pretty much do everything they need. Does…
    - 72 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:04am -

T Recs

  • 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…
    - 7 days ago, 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…
    - 8 days ago, 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 -
  • 5 Ways to Deal With Skill Mismatches
    72% of Directors and business leaders are worried about their skills pipeline. Permanent candidate availability is at an all time low. Skills gaps are reaching crisis proportions. 740,000 more people with digital skills will be needed in the workforc…
    - 2 Mar 17, 8:11am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • The Neverending Story: The 2017 State of the Recruiting Internet.
    The three biggest internet trends recruiting and hiring pros need to know in 2017 (and beyond).
    - 12 Jun 17, 6:15am -
  • Word Count.
    I haven’t written on this site for quite some time; normally, I go through the motions of cross posting content from Recruiting Daily, which gets all my original content since, well, they pay my salary, but recently that platform has become ubiquit…
    - 18 Apr 17, 8:04am -
  • A Lesson Learned.
    You can teach an old dog new tricks. Just not if that dog also has a Facebook account.
    - 25 Jan 17, 6:40pm -
  • Predictions That Probably Won’t Happen: 2017 Talent Trends.
    The thing about talent trends posts is that if it were possible to predict the future of recruiting and HR, we’d probably have figured out some way to make it suck a little less. Of course, the glacial pace of change in these parts means that for t…
    - 29 Dec 16, 5:54pm -
  • Your Fault: Don’t Blame Glassdoor for Your Crap Company Culture.
    There are few companies able to generate more mainstream media coverage than Glassdoor1, who has a long track record of using the massive amounts of proprietary data across their site to generate some analytics and insights into what’s really going…
    - 12 Dec 16, 5:34pm -
  • Why Google Is The Ultimate Spyware.
    A Google product manager filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court yesterday, alleging the company’s strict internal confidentiality policies represent a breach of California labor laws. The lawsuit alleges that Google has implemented an enterpr…
    - 9 Dec 16, 5:45pm -

HR Remix

  • Lack of Curiosity is Killing Your Career
    And Your Organization No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives. – Neil deGrasse Tyson People are terrified to ask questions. Over time that fear of asking questions, the inability to…
    - 73 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 11:15am -
  • #HRTailgate : How to Be An HR Social Media Rock Star
    Have you ever scanned a job candidate’s Twitter account as much as their resume? Thought about using social media to showcase your HR expertise? You’re not alone. Social networks are changing the landscape of offices around the world, and the imp…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:15pm -
  • Carnival of HR – Pre #SHRM17 Edition
    This time of year, the HR conference season is in full swing and if you can’t make a major conference, you can still attend vicariously through other attendees on social media.  A few weeks ago, I followed the #WorkHuman conference on Twitter, Ins…
    - 14 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Three Years, Three Trips to the Finals #DefendTheLand
    By the time LeBron took his “talents to South Beach” my husband and I had taken our talents out of state as well. LeBron did what many people from the Northeast Ohio area do. You leave Cleveland for warmer weather and better opportunities. As lon…
    - 1 Jun 17, 10:45am -
  • The Power of an Apology
    “I’m sorry.” “I apologize.”  Those two phrases hold a great deal of power because they can repair a relationship and soothe hurt feelings. Sometimes, the lack of an apology can irretrievably hurt a work relationship. This effect is compoun…
    - 25 May 17, 11:30am -
  • How To Have A Great First Day At The New Job
    Like a Japanese tea ceremony, your first day at the new job offers many opportunities to offend, insult and look like a clueless foreigner. Whether its figuring out the best exit to avoid the five ‘o’clock rush or how to find the “good” offic…
    - 16 May 17, 11:30am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • 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…
    - 15 days ago, 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…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:32am -
  • What else would need to change…
    I’m on a flight to Aberdeen to chat to some folk about the future of work. I’ve just read a piece by Tim Harford in the on board magazine about how we ignore less glamorous inventions in favour of exciting and more obviously revolutionary technol…
    - 43 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 6:48am -
  • They need to #learn… Or maybe… 
    There is a framing issue with thinking about organisational capability (and individual capability) that has been troubling me. And that’s the posing of organisational issues as learning needs –  rather than learning needs AND/OR required systemi…
    - 22 Jun 17, 6:53am -
  • That bridge in happier times
    When the Olympics were in London in 2012 I took my daughter up to see the marathon. We arrived at London Bridge station and walked across the sealed off bridge. Sealed off for better reasons.  Whilst we were crossing it we came across a group of Fre…
    - 4 Jun 17, 8:56am -
  • How I Became a Success in HR 
    I’m often asked how I became successful in HR.  I’ve never viewed myself as such – I know some great people who I consider in a different league to me – but in the spirit of the type of list you’ll find in Inc or on LinkedIn I thought I’…
    - 25 Apr 17, 8:10pm -

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…
    - 42 days ago, 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.…
    - 43 days ago, 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…
    - 49 days ago, 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 (…
    - 51 days ago, 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…
    - 62 days ago, 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…
    - 78 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 11:49am -

Leadership Freak

  • new4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 3
    Failure to make decisions is worse than making wrong decisions. At least you can change wrong decisions. You can learn from bad decisions. Failure to decide is surrender. Strong people grow feeble until… Continue reading →
    - 26 mins ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:01am -
  • newBlast Past Fear of Failure and Soar
    New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of Find the Fire: Reignite Your Inspiration & Make Work Exciting Again Leave a comment on this guest post by Scott Mautz to become eligible to win one… Continue reading →
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 12:04pm -
  • newHow to Cuddle Up with “No” and Win With Doom and Gloomers
    Dreamers swim in an ocean filled with doom and gloomers who love pointing out danger. Dreamers start with “Yes”. Everyone else seems like a kill-joy. Dreamers see resistance when others don’t fall in… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 7:05pm -
  • new4 Questions in 4 Days That Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 2
    The tyranny of the urgent sucks the life out of your best self. You get lost in results. People are tools. Relationships become burdens.   Today’s question: How do you want to show… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 11:37am -
  • new4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance
    It’s Monday morning in the U.S. (Apologies to everyone who is a day ahead of us.) I’m posting 4 questions in four days that enable leaders to strengthen teams and elevate performance. Tantrums:… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 12:33pm -
  • 4 Ways to Get the Most from Sadness
    Any leader who is upbeat all the time, in my opinion, is out of touch or faking it. Real leaders have real feelings. You might see the good in failure. But you don’t… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 7:28pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 10/18/17
    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...
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 10/17/17
    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...
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • newBook Review: The Asshole Survival Guide
    Full disclosure. I count Bob Sutton as a friend. I also think he’s one of the top business authors writing today. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve read any of his other work, including Hard Facts, Dangerous...
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 10/16/17
    Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership...
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: Influence is a super power
    It’s a good news/bad news thing. Your team members watch and listen to everything you do and say. They talk about it among themselves. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they take what you do and...
    - 6 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 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

  • 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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…
    - 94 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:51pm -
  • Stay in touch #SHRM17
    It never feels like enough time at national conference. Every one is back home by now and getting in their usual work routine again (after a 12 and a half hour crash to recharge our introverted batteries-just me?). We are all catching up on what we m…
    - 29 Jun 17, 1:30pm -
  • Leading the witness
    Often times we are eager to interview candidates to join our organization and some times we get so excited or have so much information to cover that we make this common interview mistake – we lead the witness. With an estimated 5-6 million jobs op…
    - 26 Jun 17, 12:11pm -
  • Three Interview Rule
    I’ve always suffered a bit of a professional identity crisis. Am I recruiting or am I HR? Am I both? Are they one in the same? I’ve gone back and forth, but one thing I can say without a doubt that fits with both HR and Recruiting is solid relati…
    - 23 Jun 17, 11:39am -
  • Learning into action #SHRM17
    As I sit in another general session for #SHRM17 I wonder with my colleagues if this information is new to people in the audience. Great speaker, great information, fun delivery, but is the core of the message still new? We have to remind ourselves th…
    - 20 Jun 17, 3:08pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • All The Little Pieces
    The winter of our discontent is seemingly upon us. The news is bad, tragedy seems all around us, our country is in unrest.... people are divided.It is in these times that people who do not pray, turn to prayer. When things get rough, people look for…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 1:47pm -
  • Dream Different
    Before our less-than-imaginative media made dreaming a commodity, the concept meant more than just a right to work. It seems even in addressing the most important Human Rights, we look for labels and fence-sides. This way, everything is black and whi…
    - 27 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 4:08pm -
  • The Fruits Of Our Labor
    I don't know who makes the schedule but I must commend him/her on their placement of Labor Day!Labor Day comes at a perfect time: The weather is changing, the kids are getting back to school, the tarp is pulled over the pool and beach chairs are put…
    - 37 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 9:27pm -
  • Shelter from the Storm
    Times are uncertain. The corporate world gets more competitive every day, our personal lives are never simple and the world at large isn't hurling any compliments our way.You ever feel like the harder you fight, the further you grow away from content…
    - 52 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 1:50pm -
  • Better (For Now)
    Each summer, I have the opportunity to teach a class to college students. After coaching baseball among 10 years old boys and days spent with professionals of various generations, being on campus is a pleasant change of pace.Being a teacher, a coach…
    - 78 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 2:13pm -
  • At The Risk of Sounding Unpopular
    I've been suffering social media fatigue of late. Taking a little time off has allowed for some personal introspection:The amount of content made available to us can be overwhelming.Is there a way to find only the information that we deem meaningful?…
    - 83 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 8:02pm -

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…
    - 83 days ago, 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…
    - 87 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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…
    - 94 days ago, 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…
    - 98 days ago, 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

  • Time To Talk
    The longer I left it, the more difficult it became. I’ve not been feeling well lately. When I say lately, I mean months and months, maybe even a year or two…I’m not entirely sure. What I do know is that I’ve been carrying this unwellness arou…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 8:19am -
  • Cutting The Fringe
    For the last four years, it’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with excellent people, developing and delivering a range of creative fringe events at the annual CIPD conference. Up until a few weeks ago – we were getting ready to make it fi…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 8:01am -
  • Taking Responsibility
    A friend recently pointed me in the direction of a short TED talk by Barry Schwartz (8 minutes), titled “The way we think about work is broken.” Schwartz observes that we’re not used to challenging things which have become socially acceptable…
    - 70 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 8:04am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • new#1 Thing Incentive Programs Get Wrong
    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…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 1:24pm -
  • 5 of 5 – The Final Chapter Enterprise Incentive Design – The FIRST Thing You Should Do
    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…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 2:10pm -
  • Newest “Paul”Cast with Kelly Irons from DevelopUs – Feedback as a Gift?
    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…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:12pm -
  • 4th in a 5-Part Series – Control is Critical
    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…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 2:17pm -
  • 3rd In the Series – Design for the Many – Not the Few?
    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…
    - 44 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 1:51pm -
  • A New “Paul”Cast – Tie Dyed and Geeked Out!
    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…
    - 57 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 12:30pm -

HR Warrior

  • Is the Good Ole' Boy Network a Myth or Reality?
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: http://womenofhr.com/is-the-good-ol%E2%80%99-boy-network-just-a-myth/As I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Com…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • Engaged Bride to Be = Discouraged Employee
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: http://womenofhr.com/bride-to-be-discouraged-employee/As I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Community College…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 11:47pm -
  • 54 Active Job Search Sites
    I spent a couple hours today research job sites because my students are going to search them tonight in class and I was using an extremely outdated list.  While I could probably spend a few more hours, I need to move on to other course prep as today…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 7:20pm -
  • What HR should know about Evacuation and Re-entry Post Disaster
    To continue our focus on Disaster Preparedness this month, I would like to introduce guest author, Kendall Herbert who specializes in Emergency Management and will be in the job market next Spring after graduating with his Bachelors degree in Emergen…
    - 27 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 2:36pm -
  • September is Disaster Preparedness Month!
    The following is from our local SHRM Chapter.  I thought I would share it as a member to help others who are working on Disaster Plans this month:While we thankfully do not have hurricanes in Illinois, the events along the coast reminds us of the im…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 1:59am -
  • HR Conference Cruise video

    - 26 May 17, 3:53pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • new12 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 →
    - 3 days ago, 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 -
  • Bright and Lively
    Welcome to 2017! The beginning of 2017 is a start for something new in my life. It marks the official launch of my new HR consulting firm, Allegro HR. During the last quarter of 2016, there was work put into … Continue reading →
    - 9 Jan 17, 3:59pm -
  • Comfortable being Uncomfortable
    A theme that was highlighted during this year’s SHRM Volunteer Leader Summitwas “being comfortable being uncomfortable.” Three different speakers I heard (including two of the keynote presentations) used the phrase and emphasized the concept. I…
    - 20 Nov 16, 2:55pm -
  • Everyday or Extraordinary?
    Is it possible that the things we experience as everyday occurrences are actually extraordinary? Summer evenings in my home had many of the same things that anyone would experience. Kids chasing fireflies, the music of ice cream trucks, and lots ……
    - 17 Nov 16, 12:05pm -
  • Yes, we are all “different”
    Over the last few weeks, I have been in several discussions about changes and the dissection of things that may or may not work. Each of these chats has included at one point or another a qualifier that we are … Continue reading →
    - 3 Nov 16, 12:05pm -

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 -