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Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • Join Dawn Burke On HRExaminer Radio: Executive Conversations
    Friends.  I gotta give you the real deal.  The hook up.  I am thrilled to be the featured guest on the HRExaminer BlogTalk Radio Show:  Executive Conversations. The Executive Conversations show will be broadcast this Friday, February 10th at 9am…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 2:10pm -
  • ALWAYS Believe Adults Mean What They Say
    As HR Pros and Talent Acquisitions Specialists we have to make judgments based on information. We usually gather this information in the form of interviews (job interviews, coaching interviews, feedback surveys, etc.). What have I learned after all t…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 2:22pm -
  • 2017 #WorkHuman Conference > A New Event for A New HR
    Friends – As someone who attends a lot of HR/Leadership/Engagement conferences I want to put one at the top of your radar. And since you are pals of mine – I can get you a pretty swell Dawn Magic Discount (up to $700 off the on-sight registration…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jan 17, 2:36pm -
  • VideoCast Throwback: What Keeps Recruiters Up At Night
    Lord I love a hair flip…. I am a contributor for a great talent management blog called Fistful Of Talent.  There I host a videocast series called No Scrubs sponsored by my pals at Jobvite.  No Scrubs is all about talent management, recruiting, en…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 2:15pm -
  • What I learned on my Christmas Break
    Bras, BackFat, Work/Life Balance and Bowie…It’s all in here. Here we go: I’m lucky I get to travel.  I work to travel. Admitting personal stuff on the internet is liberating and scary.  That being said, there are more people in your corner th…
    - 50 days ago, 3 Jan 17, 5:18pm -
  • Control Your HR World W These Princess Leia Tricks
    Since learning Carrie Fisher passed away, I thought it would be nice to repost my Fistful Of Talent post from January 2016.  Enjoy! –DHB You say you’ve lost control? You’ve never had control. But you can’t let that stop you. You’ve got wo…
    - 56 days ago, 28 Dec 16, 6:08pm -

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

  • You’ll Know About it When I Think You Need to Know About It
    But how will you know? No one is that smart.  No one is smart enough to ask all the questions, and no leader is smart enough to know when to give the information you might need to run your business effectively.   I’m on a slightly tangential rant…
    - 94 days ago, 20 Nov 16, 11:06pm -
  • ICYMI>>>New Learning Resource for Employee Relations Professionals
    New Learning Resource for Employee Relations Pros CUE just finished up a fantastic conference in Dallas.   We truly appreciate everyone who helped make it a big success. While I was there, I got to take a look at a brand new and innovative product o…
    - 21 Oct 16, 2:51pm -
  • Keeping Up with the Compliances
    CUE Labor and Employee Relations Daily It’s a lot easier than keeping up with your pesky spendthrift neighbors! The business community continues to be concerned about many of the NLRB decisions that are being handed down.  It seems like the Nation…
    - 27 Jul 16, 5:02pm -
  • Persuader Rule: The Window is Closing on an Important Date for HR #SHRM16
    New blog up over on the CUE blog that contains some very important information about the Department of Labor persuader rule and employer compliance. Earlier this month, the Department of Labor created a very brief “grandfather” period for persuad…
    - 24 Jun 16, 6:02pm -
  • Drive Thru HR Does #SHRM16
      What you need to know about social security A very special live episode of Drive Thru HR hosted by Michael where he talks to representatives from the Social Security Administration, sharing useful information about social security for individuals…
    - 21 Jun 16, 8:37pm -
  • Day 1.5 at #SHRM16 Randomness and Regulations
      I’m blogging again this year for SHRM at the National show aka #SHRM16. Once again, I’ve spent the entire event networking, which means I’ve only attended one session so far – a labor law overview by Chad Richter from Jackson Lewis. Chad h…
    - 21 Jun 16, 5:49pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newWhy Favoritism is Hurting Your Small Business
    As much as we all know we shouldn’t, we do in fact, play favorites. The most experienced among us do not let it interfere with our work in a major way. But the reality is, deep down, there are those on our team we like better than others and if giv…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 6:50pm -
  • Conferences, Events and New Resources – Oh My!
    That’s Parker. I talked about him here just before my holiday break. In a few short months he has gone from 9 pounds to 30. He had just been groomed in this photo and was a bit mad at me. He wouldn’t look at me, but is still pretty cute, even whe…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • Leading Through Uncertain Times
    Regardless what side of the aisle you find yourself on, I think we can all agree that the past few weeks since the inauguration have been tumultuous. No one can predict what happens next. This uncertainty has many people nervous about the future. And…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 2:04pm -
  • Leading Through Small Business Growing Pains
    Businesses usually become clients in one of two stages. Either they are in startup or the very early phase of just beginning to hire employees beyond the founder or they have just experienced a jump in headcount rapidly and are experiencing some grow…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
  • Should You Buy or Build Small Business Leaders?
    I love this question. I love philosophizing about these things. Playing out the “on the one hand” scenario. I’m one of those weirdos who enjoys playing out possible scenarios in an effort to figure out which might work out the best. Because wit…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 2:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • The Unofficial (and totally non-scientific) History of HR Blogging
    I’ve been gearing up for the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Carnival of HR and, as we all know, I enjoy nothing more than a good party! The Carnival was started in 2007 by Suzanne Lucas (@RealEvilHRLady) who passedThe post The Unofficial (…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 1:18pm -
  • Humans Work Best…When They #WorkHuman
    Many years ago I held a job that just drained every ounce of my mojo. It wasn’t an overly taxing gig; truth be told the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities at Acme Corporation (as we’ll call it) were fairly easy.  EveryThe post Humans Work Be…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Jan 17, 12:33pm -
  • Saluting @LisaRosendahl – #TimSackettDay
    Today, just like every other day, hundreds of thousands of HR leaders will head off to work. A veritable battalion of professionals, they work in every industry and at every size organization imaginable. Unsung heroes, most of them; leading theThe p…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 1:02pm -
  • A Tale of Disengagement: The Marginalized Employee
    A friend of mine is frustrated at work. Frustrated enough to adopt the mantra “I’m learning to not even care.” (as he so succinctly put it).  And he is, by nature, a very caring person.  He cares about his customers, hisThe post A Tale of D…
    - 63 days ago, 22 Dec 16, 12:45pm -
  • Now Listen Up: #TalentTalk
    I like to talk (surprise!) and, perhaps more specifically, I quite often like to talk about HR, talent development, and leadership.  Nothing wrong with that; I enjoy what I do in my day-to-day life and never (well, rarely ever) get tiredThe post N…
    - 86 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 12:41pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • 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…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 17, 9:11pm -
  • Series: Making the case for technology: Part 2: What are the benefits?
    In a recent post, I discussed the cost of buying new technology. This is a common question every person trying to purchase new technology in their organisation gets asked “Where is the business case?”. However, the business case is not complete w…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 9:42am -
  • HR Technology selection without the meerkats
    Have you recently jumped online to buy anything? If you have, especially insurance, you know the meerkats and those voices! If you haven’t, well you may(not) be missing out. But the concept is simple: Know you(r) needs and wants (or your organisati…
    - 73 days ago, 12 Dec 16, 1:24pm -
  • Think you can implement HR technology in 2016 with skills from the 90’s? Think Again!
    If you were implementing an ERP platform in the 90’s, it would have been safe to assume that HR function would mostly sit back, and IT (both internal and external resources) would be running the show. The IT departments would typically be large, an…
    - 21 Jun 16, 5:32am -
  • Series: Making the case for technology: Part 1: What does it cost?
    This is a common question every person trying to purchase new technology in their organisation gets asked “Where is the business case?”. To answer this question or prepare the business case you will need to know a few things. In this series I wil…
    - 19 Mar 16, 8:07am -
  • Make first impressions that last…
    After a competitive and time consuming recruitment process, you’ve (read recruiter) finally selected the best candidate for the job. The hiring manager is relieved, and you’re on to the next role to fill. Time is ticking, and the hiring manager u…
    - 2 Feb 16, 6:45am -

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

  • newNine changes recruiters must make – now!
    Everyone is telling recruiters they need to change. Hey, half my blogs touch on the same theme! So, you might be thinking, “OK, I get it. Change is key. But specifically, in what areas is this change meant to take place?” Good question! W…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 8:00pm -
  • Only hire recruiters from ‘Generation C’.
    Forget Millennials, Gen X and the Baby Boomers. The only group of recruiters that have any chance of success as we enter a brave new world of recruiting, will be most certainly be from ‘Generation C’. Yes indeed, there is only one group o…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Feb 17, 8:00pm -
  • Savage Masterclass. Big Early-Bird Savings closing this week!
    Dear ‘Savage Truth’ reader, Over 750 recruiters have already signed up. Why would you miss it? We will be in nine cities across Australia and NZ. S.P.R.I.N.T The Six Pillars of the Future-Fit Recruiter S.P.R.I.N.T gives you over 100 of th…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Jan 17, 8:00pm -
  • The real secret to building a personal online brand
    The modern recruiter knows that ‘brand’ is key. And the smart modern recruiter knows how to amplify that brand via ‘personal digital marketing’. This blog will get far less readers than my normal fare because anything to do with ‘so…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 8:00pm -
  • The best recruiter Christmas party in the history of recruitment!
    I don’t like recruitment Christmas parties. And I have been to a few. At least 50 I would say. 50? How old are you Greg? 100? No, not quite. But 35 years in this biz, and many years where I went to several parties, across various offices of…
    - 66 days ago, 18 Dec 16, 8:00pm -
  • Greg Savage ‘Modern Recruiter Masterclass’ in Europe!
    Dear European ‘Savage Truth’ readers, I am very excited to invite you to my new half-day ‘Modern Recruiter Masterclass’ to be held in Prague and Bratislava in April 2017 Maybe you saw me speak at the ‘Evolve’ Conference in Brno in…
    - 78 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 8:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • Becoming the Leader Who Has All the Good Questions
    Finding the ideal job means that you should only be comfortable with about 70% of what you’re being asked to achieve.
    - 13 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 1:45pm -
  • The Secret to Amping Up Your Productivity
    The real action is not in the small tasks that we take to be more productive.
    - 28 days ago, 26 Jan 17, 2:06pm -
  • Celebrating HR Pros: Lisa Rosendahl
    Lisa is one of the most fun, smart, happy people I've had the pleasure of knowing. She inspires me every day, even though I may not tell her as often as I should.
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 1:01pm -
  • Owning Engagement in Your Workplace
    The relationships that an individual employee builds with colleagues and clients that truly indicate how likely the employee is to stay with the organization.
    - 49 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 2:01pm -
  • Disruption for Good
    When you approach your work, your team, your career....even your enemies, if you do so with a positive outlook and intent to communicate, you'll find that you can disrupt for good.
    - 14 Nov 16, 7:44pm -

People Equation

  • new10 Years of #HR Posts – Happy Anniversary @CarnivalofHR
    The Carnival of HR is 10 years old today! I starting contributing to the Carnival in 2009. That’s led to connections with countless of really smart minds in the recruiting, talent development and general HR arena. Robin Schooling, a VP of HR is the…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 12:51pm -
  • newImprove Your Decision Making By Doing These Three Things
    Strappy heels or comfy flats? Ivy League or state college? At first glance, one choice is relatively simple, the other more fraught with complex decision-making. Look more closely, and you’ll see that sometimes even the “easy” choices are diffi…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:30am -
  • 6 Phrases to Get a Derailed Conversation Back on Track
    My mother always said that the true test of marriage was if a couple could successfully hang wallpaper together. Mr. People Equation and I have that handled. No problem. But engaging in a task that requires me to follow Mr. People Equation’s direct…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 11:30am -
  • Trends in Professional Development – Self-Serve Learning
    Humans are naturally curious creatures. When my kids were little it was such fun to watch them learn about their world. Give them a cardboard box, plastic spoons and nesting measuring cups and they would experiment endlessly. Somewhere along the line…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 11:30am -
  • Research that Supports Being “Good with People”

    - 21 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 11:30am -
  • Three Sentences that Cost Your Business Time, Money, and Grief
    “You can’t change horses in mid-stream.” “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” “This time is different.” How many times have you heard these (or similar) sayings tossed out at the conference table when you’re making an imp…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Jan 17, 11:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

Bullseye Recruiting

  • 5 Lessons I Learned About Courage From My Son
    The other day I took my 5 1/2 year old son rock climbing.  We had 3 hours without my daughter and wife because they were selling Girl Scout cookies.  I told him I would take him to do whatever he wanted to do because that was “our special time”…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 4:00pm -
  • Why We All Need to be Humble & Kind
    So 2017 has had a rocky start in the US. I am truly disturbed by all of the noise that is happening and the division of people. I was listening to Bobby Bones the other day and he described scrolling through Facebook like “going to the dentist”.…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 3:00pm -
  • A Guide to the Employment Sales Assessment Test
    Congratulations candidate! You have successfully created the perfect sales resume.  Your dream job has just called you in for an interview. Now what? It’s now time to do your homework. You want to make sure that in this competitive job market you…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • 2017- The New Normal- Becoming “Less Social”

    - 44 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 6:00pm -
  • 5 Differentiators of Successful Recruiters in a Competitive Market
    As anyone who’s been in the recruiting business long enough, you will know that recruiting success doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, if you’re going for quick wins and instant gratification, brother, you’ve chosen the wrong line of work ent…
    - 79 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 11:00am -
  • Keeping Talent Pipelines Warm to Fill Positions Faster!
    If you’re like many people in the world of talent acquisition, you probably feel like you’re running on a treadmill most of the time.  A req comes in, you post/inmail/call to fill it, and move on to the next.  Each day you’ve got to put one f…
    - 97 days ago, 18 Nov 16, 12:07am -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • newYou Can Learn A Lot Hanging Around The Playground
    If you knew now that what made you popular as a teenager could potentially make you unpopular as an adult would you have behaved differently? I know I would. Let’s dial it back even further. If you understood that the simple messages bestowed upon…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • Sometimes You Need a Break….And That’s Okay [Revisited]
    Editor’s Note: This post originally ran in January.  I’m reposting it now due to some site issues that required taking down the original.   It happens to the best of us. Despite your good intentions, sometimes life gets in the way. Job respons…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • A Worthy Tribute – #TimSackettDay 2017
    I’m late to this party.  But as they say, better late than never. Yesterday was “Tim Sackett Day.”  If you’re not familiar with this annual occurrence, it’s the one day a year that the HR blogging community comes together to recognize som…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • Recipe for Resilience
    There are times when it appears the tide has washed ashore.  Your boat has sprung a leak. The sun has set in your backyard.  During these temporary dark periods it appears that no matter how quickly you bail out water, paddle up stream, reach for s…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • Teach Your Children Well: They Might Be Listening!
    My Birthday and Mother’s Day gifts did not come this year in beautiful boxes with lovely ribbons.  They did not come in the form of a bouquet or in breathtaking flats of flowers carefully chosen by my family to lovingly plant in my garden.  Nor i…
    - 100 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 11:00am -
  • The Thing That’s Stopping You from Hiring Based on Merit
    The person next in line to enter the room looked sharp, confident and ready to ace their first job interview. Dressed in a blue suit, shiny shoes and with their hair well combed, they were ready to take over the world and show that hard work pays off…
    - 8 Nov 16, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHRx Big Ideas Radio: Episode #9: Performance Management That Actually Works with Jamie Resker
    John Sumser talks about Performance Management That Actually Works with Jamie Resker, Founder of Employee Performance Solutions and a recognized innovator in the area of performance management. Jamie's ground-breaking work as the originator of the Pe…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • newPolitics & Work 3: Individual Survival Guide
    "At work, you have some control over what you are doing and get to do things you (hopefully) are good at and enjoy. Feeling competent and getting things done really helps when politics has people untethered and uncomfortable." - Heather Bussing
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • newHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #226: Stephan Millard
    Stephan Millard is a senior product marketing professional with over twelve years experience in working with both leading HR & sales performance management (SPM) technologies. With experience as both an industry analyst at Ventana Research and leadin…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • newPolitics & Work 2: HR Survival Guide
    Continued political turmoil is causing headaches at work. This is the second of three articles from Heather Bussing directed at organizations, HR, and individuals. Today's article is the HR Survival Guide. Heather will conclude the series tomorrow wi…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 2:15pm -
  • newLet’s celebrate. Work.
    When was the last time you celebrated someone else at work? Not their birthday, work anniversary or going away party. Now, we celebrate by closing our office door or going to the car to scream and jump up and down. We cheer behind closed doors.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 12:30pm -
  • HRExaminer v8.07
    Several years ago Dr. Todd Dewett penned, “Dewett’s Rules.” This is part of Dr. Dewett’s book, The Little Black Book of Leadership. Recently, new bits of truth have begun to stick in his brain. Tap into his latest gems in, DEWETT’S RULES -…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 5:00pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newMinnesota Morning | Arthur Ventures $50M Fund, Titans Of Technology And Tech Cities 2017
    OK… I know it seems I talk a lot about the weather but when you get a string of 40F - 60F days you want to talk about it. And take photos, walk and daydream. Yes this is coming to...
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 7:23pm -
  • newWebinar: Minnesota IT Jobs, Salary and Recruiting Report - Spring 2017
    A frequent question I get locally and nationally is “what’s going on in Minnesota?”. After all the fall and winter events and conferences and leading into spring it’s time for me to give some clarity… I am putting together a...
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 2:29pm -
  • newRecap: MinneDemo 25
    Another fun night at MinneDemo (February 16th, 2017)… one part new Minnesota tech, one part Minnesota tech community reunion and one part networking although for me that last one was mostly nonexistent. More on that later. MinneDemo 25 was held...
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 6:20pm -
  • Minnesota IT Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page: UI/UX Designer - Full Time Job - Jump Technologies Server - Database Developer - Full Time Job - Jump Technologies iOS Developer - Full Time Job - ONE20 QA...
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 17, 5:32pm -
  • Programming Languages Most Used On Weekends
    It’s a winter weekend in Minneapolis so after doing some kid craft things and having some free time I decided to work on a couple of work projects. Not sourcing and recruiting ones but stuff I have been meaning to...
    - 11 days ago, 11 Feb 17, 8:26pm -
  • Minnesota Morning | SWAT Solutions Open House, Twin Cities Startup Week 2017 And 10 Articles To Read
    Yes… a photo of the extended forecast. If you give me temperatures in mid February that start with a “4” or “5” I am going to celebrate it. Sure we need some snow or rain to get us out of...
    - 12 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 8:56pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newThat College Degree is Almost Meaningless When It Comes to Job Readiness
    In 2014, Gallup did a survey basically asking business leaders and Chief Academic Officers of higher education institution one question: “Do you believe academic programs are preparing graduates for jobs?” ... Get the RestThe post That College…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 3:27pm -
  • newHow to Beat Weak Hiring Managers When You Interview
    If you’re like me, you’ve routinely got friends, family and colleagues asking you for career advice.  When it comes to the topic of interviewing, I’m on record as saying that... Get the RestThe post How to Beat Weak Hiring Managers When You I…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 3:11pm -
  • newBuilt to Last
    Sorry, I am not talking about the book. This Built to Last is about centuries old principles, practices and even some physical items. Its Presidents’ week. A celebration of two... Get the RestThe post Built to Last appeared first on Fistful of Tal…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 4:30pm -
  • Quality of Hire Matters When No One Gets Fired
    No environment exists in America where people are fired dispassionately, quickly and easily. It just doesn’t happen, folks. Yes, there are boiler rooms and call centers where people smile and... Get the RestThe post Quality of Hire Matters When No…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 2:35pm -
  • The One Thing It Takes to Be a Real Manager
    Although it pains me to say it, I’m somewhat of an expert on passive-aggressive behavior. The good people at Wikipedia describe passive-aggressive behavior as follows: The indirect expression of hostility, such... Get the RestThe post The One Thi…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 2:59pm -
  • When a High Potential Employee Fails
    No matter what company, high potential employees (high pots) get that fancy designation because in their world, they rock. They succeed and turn in solid results. In whatever discipline they work,... Get the RestThe post When a High Potential Emplo…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 1:54pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • Citizenship On The Rise: What This Means To Business and HR
    New research (The Deloitte Millennial Survey) shows that global citizenship is on the rise, and this trend is directly impacting business leaders and HR practices around the world.Here are the...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 5:35pm -
  • A New Wave of HR Technology Consolidation Begins
    As I describe in the article “The HR Software Market Reinvents Itself,” we have entered a new world in the $14 billion market for HR software and tools. While many large organizations have made the...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Ad…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Jan 17, 9:38pm -
  • Why We Must Be So Careful About Where We Spend Our Time
    Why we must be so careful about where we spend our time…“As William James observed, we must reflect that, when we reach the end of our days, our life experience will equal what we have...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 98 days ago, 17 Nov 16, 2:28pm -
  • Future of Work: The People Imperative, Keynote from Singularity University Global Summit
    This keynote highlights “The Future of Work” and explains why this is a topic about people and organizations, not machines.  Would love your comments.... Read more»Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Lear…
    - 4 Nov 16, 2:45pm -
  • HR Technology in 2017: Disruption Ahead
    This week we publish our HR Technology Disruptions for 2017, and I expect to see some radical changes in the year ahead. Let me summarize the highlights here, and I encourage you to read the 50 page...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advis…
    - 4 Oct 16, 7:19pm -
  • Workday Launches Learning: Brings Video to the Enterprise
    The Learning Management Systems (LMS) marketplace is over $3 billion in size, and includes hundreds of platforms to help companies manage all aspects of their employee training. The problem is that...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Adviso…
    - 27 Sep 16, 3:06pm -

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • newThe How and Why of a Meaningful Workplace [Infographic]
    Corporate Volunteering Corporate CSR programs provide both employees and the employers with a plethora of advantages and benefits. Employees are inspired and happier, while employers see these results increasing the bottom line. Check out the infogra…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 6:50pm -
  • newDrive Employee Engagement Through Personalized Learning
    How do you attract and retain top talent? To eliminate actively disengaged employees, companies are looking to re-strategize their employee engagement programs to attract and retain top talent. Take a look at these three ways you can leverage persona…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • new7 Talent Acquisition Tips To Get The Best Workers In 2017
    Talent acquisition is an important component for most businesses. If you are looking to increase your talent pool in 2017, then there are certain steps that you should take and tips that you can follow. These will increase the likelihood that you tak…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • newHRchat: Aki Kakko on Innovation, HR Events and Building a Global Business Community [podcast]
    In this episode of the HRchat show, host Bill Banham talks with Aki Kakko, a serial entrepreneur emerged in the world of HR and Big Data. Aki´s mission is to disrupt recruitment and HR and provide the solutions that would help society better underst…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 10:16pm -
  • newLet Employee Training Maximize Your Return on Investment
    Companies often think in strict terms of profit and loss. One vital component on the road to success and profit is the employee. To fully engage employees, managers must invest in training that not only helps them with their jobs but also lets them l…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • newWhat Actually Works in the Job Searching Process?
    Indeed, it’s an intriguing question to all job seekers, no matter if they are fresh graduates or a manager with 10 years of experience in the industry. What really works in looking for a job? I truly wish there was a clear-cut method and if we foll…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 2:00pm -

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…
    - 99 days ago, 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

  • newKeep It Real !!
    It seems that the workplace environment is more of a moving target than ever. Employees have higher expectations of themselves and the work they do. I continue to see blogs and articles about how “frustrating” this is for HR, and I have to giggle…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 5:44pm -
  • Wide Awake !!
    During my time at Ohio University, I fell hard for a new band (at the time) called U2. After I heard their music, I couldn’t get enough of them. We had two record (yes, record) stores in Athens at the time, and I made sure to make regular trips to…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 2:11am -
  • Give a Sign !!
    This weekend my family and I found a hidden gem !! We visited the American Sign Museum. Who would have thought that signs have a history? It was fascinating to walk through very familiar signs of various sizes, colors and neon lights. We learned the…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Feb 17, 1:58am -
  • Given First
    Trust. It’s a topic that’s getting a ton of attention these days. It’s in our discussions, our social media and in societies around the globe. People are trying to determine if people are/aren’t trustworthy and there’s never a clear answer…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Jan 17, 12:25am -
  • Steady, as she goes #TimSackettDay
    It’s funny that the people who are the most visible on Social Media forums get the most “attention” when the vast majority of HR professionals diligently do their work with little fanfare. One of the great aspects I love about #TimSackettDay is…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:31pm -
  • In Between
    This weekend my wife and I went on a road trip to visit my parents. This is always a great time because I’m fortunate to have an incredible mom and dad who are vibrant, active and engaging. They’re both in their mid-seventies, so I’m thankful t…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 2:04am -

Workplace Diva

  • newI'm Outta Here! 18 Workplace Events that Make Employees Quit
    Can you pinpoint the exact moment you decided to quit a particular job? That moment when you said to yourself: "I just can't do this anymore"? A recent Tickld article asked 30 employees to share a work moment where it became crystal clear they would…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 6:26pm -
  • Survey Finds Employees of All Ages Suck at Using Social Media
    Think you have the social media skills to pay the bills? Maybe your company's social media manager does, but he or she might be too busy worrying about how to respond should our POTUS say something bad about the company on Twitter! Too bad a new stud…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 4:49pm -
  • Wednesday Workplace News Round-up
    The news cycle is spinning out of control, and we can't stop paying attention even while we work. So I'll go ahead and add a workplace news round-up to this morning's hot mess of breaking news. Here are a few workplace-related headlines making news t…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 3:28pm -
  • Happy Valentine's Day, Your Office Romance is Inappropriate
    Happy Valentine's Day! As you watch your co-worker purr over her potted ursine garden, here's something to take to heart: 1 in 5 employees in a new survey think somebody at work is engaged in an inappropriate office relationship!Seattle-based leaders…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 8:13pm -
  • Elon Musk: Employees Will Need High Bandwidth Brains to Compete with Robots
    Artificial intelligence. No, I'm not talking about the know-it-all in the office who actually doesn't know anything. I'm talking about computers that can do our jobs better and faster than we can! And Tesla/Space X CEO Elon Musk thinks human employee…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 7:47pm -
  • Sad! All the Trump Talk at Work is Hurting our Productivity
    A new employee survey finds talking about you-know-who at work is hurting our productivity levels lately. Let's all meet by the virtual water cooler to #discuss!That's right: All the Trump talk at work is dragging down our numbers, according to a new…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 3:14pm -

Corn on the Job

  • new5 Totally Awesome Ways to Amplify Your French Learning
    Learning a foreign language isn’t about classes or homework – it’s about immersion in the process. Want to become as fluent in French as a native speaker? Decided to Learn French? Here Are 8 Life Hacks You Never Thought of! Learning a foreign l…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 10:12pm -
  • 4 ways to make yourself instantly more employable in 2017
    Scouring job sites and sending out resumes is all well and good but in today’s job market it simply isn’t enough. Competition has never been fiercer, and often hundreds of applicants are battling it out for the same role. How do you make yourself…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 5:41pm -
  • Who benefits from part-time jobs?
    This article was originally published on CareerBuilder on 10/26/16. SUGGESTIONS FOR FINDING A SIDE GIG Part-time jobs offer flexibility, extra income, and the chance to advance in a new career. They’re not right for everyone’s career path, though…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 4:12pm -
  • 4 Tips for a Professional Headshot
    Professional headshots are one of the most frequently requested photo sessions. That’s because they’re needed for all sorts of things — business cards, press releases, resumes, auditions, and more. If a client has asked you to shoot headshots,…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Feb 17, 4:02pm -
  • It’s All Greek To Me: How Your Personality Type Should Shape Your Career
    Source The Greek Gods; champions of mythology, rulers of everything from the sky to the space beneath the earth. And they have… precisely what, to do with your job search? The above question is a valid one, but never fear; there is a point to this…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Feb 17, 3:31pm -
  • Using a Value-based Approach to Job-Seeking
    Photo Credit What do you usually look for when searching for a job? Most people would first check the salary. Then, they will take a look at the job description and find out if it matches their educational background and expertise. There are also tho…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Feb 17, 3:24pm -

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”

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  • 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

  • How To Design a Great Mentoring Program?
    With the rapid changes in the world economy coupled with geopolitical divides, organizations are going through challenging times. The unexpected changes have left employees grasping for direction and support; Mentoring is the most common way of filli…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 6:07pm -
  • Four Actions That Prove You Don’t Have Strategic Ability
    If you want to be perceived as someone with a strategic mindset, be tolerant of long brainstorming sessions and debate before things start simplifying.The post Four Actions That Prove You Don’t Have Strategic Ability appeared first on Human Resour…
    - 92 days ago, 22 Nov 16, 7:58pm -
  • Do You Have What It Takes To Lead?
    Don’t let criticism prevent you from taking the lead, however, don’t be blind to the right suggestions. To do this, break the journey into smaller milestones, and after completing a milestone, reflect and see what could have been done betterThe…
    - 93 days ago, 22 Nov 16, 2:29pm -
  • How to Keep Motivation Levels High
    People come in different shape, sizes and motivation drivers. As a manager you need to be cognizant of the diversity and that the one shoe fits all approach is doomed to fail. You can use these tips and tricks to keep your colleagues motivated.The p…
    - 93 days ago, 22 Nov 16, 2:05pm -
  • How To Be A Change Leader
    Your task as a change leader is to envision and help bring about change in the organization, a change that has positive long - term consequences for single parts of the organization and for the organization as a whole or the society it operates withi…
    - 19 Oct 16, 2:39am -
  • Demystifying Corporate Culture
    As a leader have a role in making the cultural change work succeed. You have to make an endeavor to establish the formal conditions for a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable effective interactions in a cross - cultural fra…
    - 18 Oct 16, 6:50pm -

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

  • Why You Should Hire the V.I. Poo Actress (@kaidasayss)
    On Monday night, my wife had control of the remote and had the TV set on HGTV.  An episode of "Tiny House Hunters" (which is a misleading title - I keep expecting it to be about little people looking for homes that are height appropriate) was on. …
    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 2:10pm -
  • Here's to You, @lisarosendahl #TimSackettDay
    Tim Sackett Day began four years ago as a way to recognize those hard working HR professionals grinding away doing the real influencing on a day-to-day basis. As the hashtag suggests, the first recipient was the aforementioned Tim Sackett.  In sub…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 11:50am -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM17 Hotels Be?
    With the news that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2017 SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, I bring you my 8th annual look at SHRM hotel costs.After the most expensive SHRM Conference hotel cost in 16 years in Washington, DC…
    - 98 days ago, 16 Nov 16, 5:54pm -
  • Bill Murray and What Money Can't Buy #8ManRotation
    2016 has not exactly been a banner year for my sports teams.  The Michigan State Spartans football team got blown up in the College Football Playoff by Alabama followed by its worst start to a Big Ten season since the 1990s.  The Spartan basketball…
    - 24 Oct 16, 4:15pm -
  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas on Thursday with a couple of 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. On Thursday, I wi…
    - 11 Jul 16, 1:26pm -
  • My Annual Love Letter to the @SHRMFoundation #SHRM16
    Dear SHRM Foundation,We’ve known each other for years.  We’ve had our ups (your support of the HRGames) and our downs (the 247 Director’s Circle pins you sent me as a sign of your affection).  However, despite this rollercoaster of emotio…
    - 20 Jun 16, 6:18pm -

HR Potential

  • 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…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 2:47pm -
  • Place Based Leadership
    “The social world is accumulated history” (Bourdieu, 1986) “The social space we occupy has been historically generated.” (Skeggs, 1997) One of the best parts of research is when you stumble across one or two pieces of information that enable…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 9:13am -
  • My Own Reflection
    I’m currently reading Roald Dahl’s Matilda with my middle daughter. I smile, not just at the funny parts, but when Matilda is curled up with her nose in a book while the rest of the family is watching TV. Certainly my parents were not like Matil…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Jan 17, 5:07pm -
  • Woman gets top job
    The news that Theresa May has been appointed leader of the Conservative Party, and tomorrow will Prime Minister, brought back to my mind some research I came across while developing my new module. She is adamant she will make a success of Brexit; th…
    - 12 Jul 16, 8:41am -
  • A Tale of Two Voters
    My dad turned 70 last year. He’s a lifelong right-wing staunch Tory who completes The Telegraph crossword daily. As you may expect he’s very traditional; he was and still is the epitome of a very anti-liberal parent (and grandparent). To me he’…
    - 28 Jun 16, 8:28am -
  • No Going Back
    The small, now defunct, local authority at which I started my career had a room termed “the bunker”; a veritable treasure trove of dusty government papers, untouched by data laws, hidden behind large metal locked doors. For young apprentices like…
    - 26 Jun 16, 10:14am -

Evil HR Lady

  • newGood News For Ugly People: You’re Going to be Rich
    Beautiful people earn more money than regular folks. We’ve known this for a long time and it’s been widely reported on. But research from Satoshi Kanazawa and Mary C. Still found that it’s not the beautiful people who have an advantage when it…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 10:20am -
  • newWhy HR Is Critical for Business Success
    Lots of people misunderstand HR. After all, HR is the group that often has to deliver bad news. But HR can be a rewarding career that makes a difference in people’s lives and helps businesses succeed. Why HR? Many individuals pursue HR because they…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 2:19pm -
  • newDilemma of the Month: Holding Exempt Employee Accountable
    Last year, we hired someone to run our small business, and we paid him very well. However, he was always coming in late, taking Fridays off, calling in sick, having car trouble and dentist appointments, etc. He was an exempt employee, so we kept payi…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:17am -
  • Swiss Saturday: Reusable Shopping Bags
    The Swiss are big on using reusable shopping bags. They are always for sale–about $2 for a sturdy plasticky-cloth bag and $0.30 for a paper bag. There are times when those plastic disposable bags are available, but they’ve recently started chargi…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 9:40am -
  • Expert: IBM Made the Right Move in Forcing Everyone Into the Office
    Last week, IBM told employees that full-time telecommuting was done and everyone would need to work in one of six offices. I strongly denounced this change as short-sighted. Bruce Hall, President and CMO of Eureka! Inventing, disagreed with me. He po…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 11:51am -
  • How Is the Day Without Immigrants Going For You?
    13.3 percent of the US population are immigrants. 26 percent of the US population is either an immigrant or a first generation American. So what if all these people took today off–from work and school? From the looks of things, this isn’t an isol…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 5:27pm -

Lean HR

  • On Grace
    I get that there hasn’t been a lot to read around here. I got the itch to write this a few weeks back, the day before the Presidential Election. When I finished, I realized the piece rambles a bit, and that it may not go anywhere valuable. Then I r…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 8:30am -
  • Dusting It Off

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  • Guest Blogging Today
    I know, I know.  I haven’t written anything here in far too long.  I’ve been writing over on the Dovetail Blog, as I’m sure you know.  (You did know, right?  Yeah, of course you did.) Anyway, I was asked to drop a few lines for eLevated Car…
    - 24 Aug 15, 1:41pm -
  • How’d You Like to Help Write a Book?
    If you’ve seen the front page, you know book number two is on the way.  I’ve got a fun project lined up for number three, and if you’d like to help, I’ve got just the thing for you. This one will be a collaboration with two of my previous (a…
    - 28 Jan 15, 4:07pm -
  • Happy #TimSackettDay to Victorio Milian!
    Each year, Tim Sackett Day rolls around and we, as a society, take a day off to appreciate how awesome someone is.  This year, said awesomeosity takes the form of Victorio Milian.  He is a singular human being, and you should know him. There’s go…
    - 23 Jan 15, 3:29pm -
  • Guest Appearance on #DTHR
      It’s always a pleasure to be invited to sit and talk with smart people, which I got to do today.  Check out the link to hear my chat with Nisha Raghavan and Crystal Miller on Drive Thru HR!  We talked culture, we talked Dovetail Software and…
    - 15 Jan 15, 8:17pm -

Total Picture Radio


  • Building An Effective Employee Referral Program
    Your best source for job candidates? Employees. CA Technologies’ Craig Fisher outlines the do’s and don’ts for building an employee referral program. Why should getting employee referrals be part of your recruiting strategy? “They tend to h…
    - 17 Oct 16, 11:46am -
  • Craig Fisher Published on @DailyMuse – 3 bold steps to get noticed by employers
    Via If you’re a job seeker, you probably dream about recruiters reaching out to you with opportunities that are just perfect. Instead of submitting your resume over and over to the black hole of online applications, wouldn’t it be so…
    - 13 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence
    Craig interviewed by The Economist. One of the most important brands you can focus on to support your company and your career is yourself.The post Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence appeared first on Craig Fisher.
    - 4 Oct 16, 6:09pm -
  • 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
    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…
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  • 16 Apps for 2016 [Podcast]
    In this episode of The Cool Tools Show podcast, Craig and Lars review their most used apps for 2016.  Enjoy! Craig and Lars cool tools list includes: Evernote, Wonderlist, Sunrise, Balanced, Hootsuite, PhotoShop Fix, Headspace, Suggestions, IceCream…
    - 15 Jan 16, 12:54pm -

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
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  • 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

  • newDay 22 – Black Economic Empowerment
    Welcome to the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge! Throughout the 28 days of February, my posts will not (necessarily) be about HR, Leadership or Management topics. The economy of Black America equals approximately 1.3 BILLION dollars. Yet only about $0.02/…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 3:34am -
  • newDay 21 – The Power of Black Twitter
    Welcome to the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge! Throughout the 28 days of February, my posts will not (necessarily) be about HR, Leadership or Management topics. Black Twitter is NOT a separate website from It is what the community of Black u…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 11:25pm -
  • newDay 20 – Reverse Racism Isn’t Real
    Welcome to the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge! Throughout the 28 days of February, my posts will not (necessarily) be about HR, Leadership or Management topics. Racism is discrimination directed against someone of a different race based on the belief th…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 2:06am -
  • Day 19 – Ratchet Reality TV
    Welcome to the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge! Throughout the 28 days of February, my posts will not (necessarily) be about HR, Leadership or Management topics. Ratchet reality TV shows follow real people through orchestrated interactions where they beh…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 10:30pm -
  • Day 18 – Black Girl Magic
    Welcome to the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge! Throughout the 28 days of February, my posts will not (necessarily) be about HR, Leadership or Management topics. Black Girl Magic is a concept and movement started to celebrate the beauty, power and resili…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 7:12pm -
  • Day 17 – Young Gifted and Black
    Welcome to the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge! Throughout the 28 days of February, my posts will not (necessarily) be about HR, Leadership or Management topics. The future is bright. Despite the horrible atrocities still happening to Black people and th…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 1:57am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newCan Recruiting with Facebook Work?
    You started off by being able to poke your friends, or look-up people you used to go to school with and add them to your account. Since then Facebook has introduced lots of different features for its users including adding filters to your photos, mak…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 6:01pm -
  • newHow YOU Can Stop Bad Practice in Recruitment
    There isn’t a day goes by at the moment when you can avoid a status or blog on LinkedIn bemoaning all that is wrong with recruitment – albeit usually written by recruiters about their competition – and whilst I occasionally partake in the “b…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 4:03pm -
  • newHow Recruiters Can Deal with Bad Reviews on Social Media
    Clients and candidates are posting reviews about their experiences of recruitment companies more readily than ever before. These range from * ratings on Google, Facebook and Yell to sharing experiences with their respective followers on LinkedIn and…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 6:03pm -
  • newIs Your Employer Brand Fake News?
    When marketing takes the lead, employer brands can become a reflection of what the audience wants to hear, not what it actually is. I am a brand marketer. I believe in marketing. I have spent my career in marketing. I like having a job! That said, wh…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 4:03pm -
  • new9 DIY Headhunting Tips for Small Businesses
    What do you do, as an in-house recruiter, when your favourite agencies have tried and failed to find suitable candidates for a key role? You might commission an executive search firm to run a headhunt, but that may not be feasible in a small or mediu…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 5:50pm -
  • newWhy Talent Attraction is the Most Important Function in Your Business
    Anybody I talk to who is super smart, recognise how important the alignment between core business strategy and talent attraction is. However, as I discussed in September after I went to the LikeMinds conference – very rarely do businesses see it…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 4:03pm -

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

  • newDiversity Double Dutch, Jump In
    At the close of 2014 I wrote a reflective piece about how one of my childhood dreams inspired me take the annual performance review seriously. As a child, I longed for the ability to jump Double Dutch with such precision and expertise that I could re…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 1:30pm -
  • newCelebrate Black History: #MalcolmX

    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 3:15pm -
  • newKeep Calm in the Political Storm
    To be honest, I’ve been feeling a little militant these days. There’s unrest all around us. There’s hatred. There’s a blatant disregard for certain groups of people, their struggles and quite frankly their rights. It’s partially my fault th…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 1:30pm -
  • Celebrate Black History: #MuhammadAli

    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 1:30pm -
  • Politicized Consumers: Tell the Boss to Shut-Up about Trump
    The election has left many deeply scared, others second guessing their decisions, and Trump supporters more diligent than ever. No matter where you fall in this spectrum there are some indisputable facts: He won and is the President He did NOT win th…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 1:30pm -
  • Showing Some Valentine’s Day Love for SHRM-SCP
    I recently returned from a Society for Human Resource Management conference in San Diego called the “SHRM Regional Council Business Meeting”.  On twitter we adopted the hashtag #SHRMBiz.  Those in attendance were State Council Directors from al…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 2:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • newHealthTap Builds a Skills-Based Hiring Growth Machine with HackerRank
    What if sharing your symptoms with a doctor was as easy as sharing a photo with a friend? HealthTap is one startup that’s making this possible. Having received more than 23,000 notes from people thanking HealthTap for saving lives, the company is…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 7:47pm -
  • Top Performing Coding Bootcamps
     It used to be that companies mainly look for developers from top universities, like Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley. Now, things are changing. Computer science education is more accessible online. We’re standardizing technical skill assessment. Many…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 9:42pm -
  • Which Countries Have the Most Skilled Female Developers?
                        It’s no secret that there’s a gender gap in coding. Women make up less than a third of the tech talent pool in Silicon Valley. At Google and Facebook, women make up just 17% and 15% of technical positions. One of the…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 9:45pm -
  • Skills-Based Hiring Can Narrow the Tech Talent Gap
    This article was originally published on blog. Recruiters are adopting data-driven practices and tools to find skilled candidates, relying less on methods like poring over resumes and following their gut instincts. The tech industry especial…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 5:38pm -
  • Which Universities Have the Best Coders in the World?
    With early college admissions under way for many universities around the country, we got to thinking: Which colleges have the best coders in the world? While there are academic rankings, like the Top Computer Science Programs by US News & World repor…
    - 78 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 4:27pm -
  • Helping Veterans Who Code
    Roughly 10%* of all job postings in the military require technical skills (like crypto technician). Yet, the military doesn’t offer a clear transition path into software engineering roles. When Jon Deng was deployed as a field artillery captain in…
    - 11 Nov 16, 4:04pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

The Recruiting Unblog

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

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • newShould Your Business Adopt An Enterprise Resource Planning System?
    Data appears to be the new currency of the 21st century. It is becoming more imperative for all large organizations like governments and corporations to function in a meaningful way in world where the rate of human knowledge appears to be doubling ev…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 8:11pm -
  • Be the Customer – Guest Post from @ChipRBell
      How do you stand out as a business? There are many ways to respond to that question but customer service is always a top differentiator. A lot of customers will pay more for a product, service or brand if you offer a unique experience and treat…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 8:47pm -
  • Making Your Way Into Marketing
    Marketing is a great career path for anyone that values creativity and wants to earn money from that creative energy. Every business needs to be marketed in order to attract new clientele and so the opportunities are endless. That said, marketing is…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 8:14pm -
  • Cat Got Your Tongue? Improving Communication In Your Business
    In today’s fast-paced and increasingly digitized world, it seems that everyone has a very short attention span, making it hard for business owners to get people’s attention and hold it. To ensure that people pay attention to your messages and res…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 8:36pm -
  • The Key Steps to Self-Employment Success
    It’s no wonder that more and more individuals are choosing to become self-employed. It can provide you with the freedom to work wherever and whenever you want, lets you cut out the dreaded commute and enables you to become your own boss. In reality…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 7:38pm -

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…
    - 55 days ago, 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…
    - 64 days ago, 20 Dec 16, 5:24pm -
  • The Worst Advice Ever: Be Authentic
    It is possible to wear out a good thing by overusing it. Tap someone once with a finger and you get their attention… do it repeatedly and you make a bruise. The same is true with using words until they become so stale that they induce nausea. Liste…
    - 25 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Technology and Respect for Its Roots
    One of my favorite pieces of art is Winston Link’s photograph “Old Maude bows to the Virginia Creeper” in which an old horse seems to be giving deference to the approach of new technology. Gene and Roy Hampton just happened to be at the crossin…
    - 17 Aug 15, 4:55pm -
  • The Pervasive Post and Pray Pathology
    The corruption of our thinking began with learning things that we are unwilling to unlearn. Beginning with inventing the wheel and discovering fire, we eventually came to worship better technological advances. Often we found that automation alone was…
    - 28 Jul 15, 1:00pm -

No Excuses HR

  • newRecruitment Marketing Is Not A Threat
    The concept of establishing an employer brand and then leveraging contemporary recruitment marketing strategies to capitalize on that brand are foreign to most HR leaders.Sure, they've read about it, know they need to work on it, but somehow feel li…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 12:31pm -
  • newNo Lives Matter
    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."- Martin Luther King, Jr."Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak, is to speak. Not to act is to act."- Dietrich BonhoefferOther than my parents, I have two…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 1:52pm -
  • Hey Recruiter! No Brand? No Game.
    "All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You."- Tom PetersIt's Not A FadThe notion that individua…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 11:57am -
  • Wishpower
    I have a dilemma. I struggle with trying to figure it out constantly in my work. The answer seems obvious to me, yet the concept feels impossible to so many. On one hand I recognize the impact a robust employer brand can have on an organization's re…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 11:58am -
  • Loyal?
    Loyal. What a fine word. It brings to mind legions of employees, lined up cheering when new memos are released via email blast, right?Oh, wait. I mean... Loyal. It brings to mind employees sacrificing until it hurts so a company can make draconian c…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Feb 17, 12:11pm -
  • Cro-Magnon HR
    Effective healthcare human resources leadership, and more recently, recruiting and employer branding are the center pieces of my career. As in, my entire career. It's been a wild ride, but for the most part, I wouldn't trade any of it for a different…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 12:23pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • new2017 List of Great Place to Work Lists
    If you are looking for the definitive list of great place to work lists, this blog post is for you. The People Group’s 2017 List of Great Place to Work Lists has compiled all relevant great workplace award and certification programs. If you are lo…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 5:37pm -
  • 5 Steps to Eliminate Bossholes
    Bossholes are a big problem. An even bigger problem is that CEO’s find the truth hard to believe when one of their lieutenants is accused of bossholing. When employee relations issues negatively impact morale, quality and productivity, some leaders…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 3:55pm -
  • Hiring Fast-Paced Candidates Only
    “You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment,” says the job advertisement. It’s rather amusing when job postings require candidates who work in a hurry. What does that even mean? What does the human resource staffer or hiring manager…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 5:28pm -
  • The Psychopath Test for Bosses
    It is possible an extremely toxic boss could be a psychopath. Toxic bosses wreak havoc on your culture and expose organizations to significant financial risks. That is why CEO’s, organizational leaders and human resource professionals should read t…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 8:01pm -
  • This Bosshole is Making Me Lose My Mind

    - 84 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 7:45pm -
  • 7 Good Reasons to Fire a Bad Boss
    A good boss ignites positive power among her people while a bad boss brews negative power over her people.  A good boss delivers exceptional results with the dedication of her people. A bad boss delivers unpredictable results, along with chaos, con…
    - 94 days ago, 21 Nov 16, 2:12pm -

HR Remix

  • newJanuary Reading & Writing Update
    Last month I wrote about my plan to read at least one book a month this year. I’m happy to report that I finished my January book… in February.  The January selection was The Big Sort, which has been sitting on my book shelf for four years, alo…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 12:31pm -
  • Why I’m Reading A Book A Month
    I don’t make resolutions (click here for all the details).  I don’t like the precedent that self-reflection is a once-a-year activity. Yuck. You should take the time to reflect throughout the year.  Despite my aversion to New Years resolutions,…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Jan 17, 12:30pm -
  • You & Google Have The Same HR Problems
      Over the holidays I discovered that we, everyday HR pro’s, share more similar HR problems with Google then you would think. According to this article, many current and former Googlers have a lot of gripes about the company. Now some of this stuf…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Trump Won. We Can All Move Along Now. Right?
    Nope. As evidenced by the #notmypresident hashtag and protests, our President-Elect will be stirring up strong emotions for at least four more years. As  HR Pro’s we are going to continue to see this bleed into the workplace. That’s why I’ve p…
    - 100 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 12:30pm -
  • A Decade in HR : Don’t Close Doors
    I was updating my LI profile the other night and realized that I have been in HR for over TEN years.  A decade in a profession that can be incredibly rewarding, frustrating and sometimes soul-crushing all in the same day. Over the last decade, I’v…
    - 8 Nov 16, 12:30pm -
  • Half Measures
    I’ve been watching Breaking Bad again and noticing new details. For example,  the beautiful photography. Every time I watch an episode I want to move to New Mexico. Thanks to the prequel series Better Call Saul, I’m also paying attention to the…
    - 1 Nov 16, 11:30am -

Talent Culture

  • newWhy You Can’t Afford to Skimp on Employee Engagement
    We’ve all heard the case for employee engagement—higher engagement levels lead to greater employee output, increased productivity and favorable business outcomes. So why do so many leaders treat engagement like just another task on their to-do li…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 11:30am -
  • newHow Startups Are Using Technology To Go Global
    The quintessential startup of the ‘80s and ‘90s was an image of a person or two sitting in a garage, developing software or inventing a gadget. Apple, Google, and HP were all created this way. The image persists, with just a minimum of a place t…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 11:30am -
  • newNew Data on Impact of Office Design and Décor
    We’ve known about the importance of work environments for some time now. In a 2003 survey by Management Today, 97 percent of respondents said they regard their workplace as a symbol of whether or not they are valued by their employer. While this sh…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • new#WorkTrends Preview: Brand Culture at the Intersection of HR and Strategy
    Imagine your consumer brand and employer brand as concentric circles. In the very center you’ll find an overlap of similar traits. So why do companies struggle to understand how the two are actually critical to both your consumers and employees and…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:30am -
  • Getting to NO in the New Year and Shark Tank!
    We all know we need to say NO at times. Otherwise, every YES that should be a NO risks resulting in a NO that should be a YES down the road.  But saying NO can be incredibly hard. Saying yes all of the time, is not simply people pleasing, although t…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • Say Yes to Gamification
    Gamification is proving to be an effective tactic to help motivate employees and increase engagement. A dedicated workforce can be your greatest asset and — whether it’s because of lower employee turnover or increased productivity. That’s why e…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 1:49pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • Lovely Lisa Rosendahl wins Tim Sackett Day
    Hello Dahly, This is @animal, Dahly. It's so nice to see you up where you belong. Man, sometimes I wake up in the morning and ask myself: Is there anyone in the arts world as interesting as Lisa Rosendahl? And then I tell myself: wrong Lisa Rosendahl…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 2:01pm -

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

    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

  • Why hard work goes unnoticed in corporate America
    Why hard work goes unnoticed Last week I blogged about a candidate who in all rights is a superstar. Unfortunately, from a career standpoint, if you were to talk with her, you would never know it. I love how she puts in the hard work and is so humble…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 4:53am -
  • Career accomplishments, why we need to share them with our managers
    Accomplishment Are you talking about your accomplishments in an interview? We think we are but most of us are not. We are too humble, too shy, or brought up to act differently. Many of us don’t realize it. The next few posts are going to show us ho…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Jan 17, 3:04am -
  • 401k explained in everyday terms, a misunderstood company benefit
    Candidates have choices beyond the 401k When markets are tight for talent, employers add more benefits to the menu. (I consider Seattle’s job market to be tight.)  These could include free food, entertainment, flexible work schedules and unlimit…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 4:47am -
  • Employee engagement
    Employee engagement Employee engagement takes many forms. It surprises me how often executives don’t capitalize on the many opportunities to maximize employee engagement that are available in an office for not much money or effort. I work for a sm…
    - 62 days ago, 23 Dec 16, 3:21am -
  • Why cover letters gets a bad rap, and they shouldn’t!
    Cover letters get a bad rap. It’s unfortunate, because I would say that most of the folks that are hired include cover letters. Don’t get me wrong, I throw out a lot of cover letters. It isn’t because of a rule that states “Cover Letters ar…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 5:41pm -
  • How HR F’s-up an exit interview
    Exit Interview I have a friend that is going through an exit interview process. She is leaving her current job for a new gig. Her current HR department is taking it personally. This friend is a VERY gracious individual and when I say doesn’t have…
    - 84 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 5:40am -

HR Gal Friday

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

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

RU HRelevant

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

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

    - 11 Feb 15, 3:13am -

Christopher in HR

  • User Error
    Be mindful. Not long ago I received a pre-loaded debit card as a thank you. In days past we received checks and had to go to the bank (at least until technology improved so we could take pictures of the checks as we deposited them). All in all, cards…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 11:45am -
  • Cool Beans
    Life’s too short for bad coffee. Over the holidays I had some time to catch up with people I don’t get to see that often. I hope this year I do a better job staying connected so that catch-up isn’t as needed. One morning I met with a friend at…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Jan 17, 12:45pm -
  • Break Time
    Gimme a break. I don’t know if Kit Kat still uses that jingle as I haven’t watched tv in a long time. Must have been a good jingle though – I remember it. People asking for a break is pretty tame stuff. We see it in movies, the office, a thousa…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Jan 17, 12:16pm -
  • Yay! Team!
    There’s no I in team. But there’s damn sure a me. In the US it’s time to talk about teams again! The NBA is heating up just as the NFL is about to peak and thoughts of spring training slowly bob on the horizon causing us to think that pennant i…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 2:22pm -
  • Tea Leaves
    Can you read tea leaves? The art of tea leaf reading dates back to the 17th Century. Tasseography – divining the future from the past (via leaves) – still has followers today even if you don’t practice it. Or believe it. Before you dismiss the…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 9:38am -
  • Winter
    It’s a soft winter’s night. The moon is nearing full and shines warmly through the cloudless sky. I sit on the porch reflecting on the goodness of life surrounded by the sounds of the city offset by my chimes swaying softly overhead. People are w…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 11:58am -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • How about we stop letting other people define the work?
    Most of the few posts I have managed this year have been focused on language. I think that language is one of the most powerful and one of the most overlooked tools at our disposal. A fair amount of the resistance that I meet in the workplace relativ…
    - 9 Aug 16, 4:04am -
  • Inclusion: What are you building on?
    Somewhere in their delightful book, Switch, Dan and Chip Heath write “What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity.” I believe this to be true and especially true when it comes to D&I work. I would say that the lack of clear, concise, co…
    - 25 Jul 16, 3:20pm -
  • More on this word, diversity.
      One of the tendencies that I increasingly see among organizations and leaders in their definitions of diversity is to lump it together with commonality. Not a small number of times I have heard or read the statement “diversity is the sum total o…
    - 8 Mar 16, 8:23pm -
  • About this word “diversity.”
    I have been writing about moving diversity and inclusion work forward and the foundational significance of language. Language itself can be paradigm shifting, it is one of our most powerful, and also one of our most commonly overlooked interventions.…
    - 15 Feb 16, 3:30pm -
  • Where to start.
    My last post spoke to encouraging signs that there is some real energy building up around actually doing the work of making our workplaces and communities more inclusive. Not just lip service, not just a parade of good intentions, not just posters an…
    - 10 Feb 16, 4:06pm -
  • Time to get started?
    I am hopeful. I feel like there is a new momentum gathering behind this work. Maybe it is time to get started? With the actual work of inclusion, that is. I know, I know… This may bring about a certain amount of psychological pain for some, exhaust…
    - 2 Feb 16, 3:54pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • newGot Culture?
    Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report is out. It’s a lot of information (214 pages!). But it’s important information and you’ll enjoy the most current data from this global collector and analyzer of work related data. We talk about…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • What The Heck Is Candidate Experience?
    Well, it’s that time of year. All kinds of new research reports are being published – the kinds of reports that we collect and never seem to have enough time to read. We’ve all got them on our hard drives. … Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • Artificial Intelligence and Talent
    I’ve just come across Talent Tech Labs’ Trends Report on Artificial Intelligence, Real AI – Sourcing, Engagement, & Selection. You need to read this. Full stop. With a chapter each focused on sourcing, engagement, and selection, and a closing i…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • Underutilized Recruitment Marketing Tactics
    A recent SmashFly publication, the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Report Card for the 2016 Fortune 500, came across my desk a couple of weeks ago. And if you’re involved at all in recruiting talent, you’ll find it interesting. It’s easy to ……
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • That State of American Jobs and Workers
    While I was browsing the internet looking for some economic data, I came across this 2016 report from the Pew Research Center:  The State of American Jobs. And it is compelling! The Pew Research Center is “a nonpartisan fact tank … Continue read…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Is “HR Analytics” an Oxymoron?
    As we head full-on into 2017, a friend sent me the link to a survey analysis that is extremely eye-opening. Still Under Construction:  The State of HR Analytics 2016, conducted and published by the New Talent Management Network, has some … Continu…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 12:00pm -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newThe Uber HR mess, it probably starts at the pitch meeting
    I don't have a lot more to add to what has been voluminous coverage over the last several days of the recent expose of Uber's (probably) hostile work environment, particularly for the women at Uber. The process of the shocking reveal of what is was r…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 2:17pm -
  • newHRE Column: What is Driving Innovation in Workplace Technology
    Once again, I offer my semi-frequent reminder and pointer for blog readers that I also write a monthly column at Human Resource Executive Online called Inside HR Tech that can be found here.This month, I take a look at the emerging consumer and…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 1:44pm -
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Report from Startup Land
    I don't like to get too caught up in tracking and detailing the latest trends and moves in HR, Talent, or even workplace technology emanating from Silicon Valley. After all, the vast majority of us do not work in go-go startups, can't really empathiz…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 1:05pm -
  • I know he has the title, but is he believable?
    I'm sure you've seen reports of the numerous large and some high-profile organizations that are altering or outright scrapping traditional, ratings-centric performance management processes to move towards a more nimble, flexible, and frequently cente…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 2:23pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 275 - Employer Branding on a Global Scale at GE
    HR Happy Hour 275 - Employer Branding on a Global Scale at GEHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Shaunda Zilich, Global Employer Brand Leader, GEListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, hosts Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane are j…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • Signs of the Corporate Death Spiral #5 : Have we learned nothing from Yahoo?
    Every once in a while, I still come across a story about a book or books being banned, or even burned, in a local area or school system. And every time I hear a story like that I make the same , bad joke - "They are burning books? Burning them? I mea…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 2:00pm -

Women of HR

  • newYou Can Learn A Lot Hanging Around The Playground
    If you knew now that what made you popular as a teenager could potentially make you unpopular as an adult would you have behaved differently? I know I would. Let’s dial it back even further. If you understood that the simple messages bestowed upon…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • Sometimes You Need a Break….And That’s Okay [Revisited]
    Editor’s Note: This post originally ran in January.  I’m reposting it now due to some site issues that required taking down the original.   It happens to the best of us. Despite your good intentions, sometimes life gets in the way. Job respons…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • A Worthy Tribute – #TimSackettDay 2017
    I’m late to this party.  But as they say, better late than never. Yesterday was “Tim Sackett Day.”  If you’re not familiar with this annual occurrence, it’s the one day a year that the HR blogging community comes together to recognize som…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • Recipe for Resilience
    There are times when it appears the tide has washed ashore.  Your boat has sprung a leak. The sun has set in your backyard.  During these temporary dark periods it appears that no matter how quickly you bail out water, paddle up stream, reach for s…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • Teach Your Children Well: They Might Be Listening!
    My Birthday and Mother’s Day gifts did not come this year in beautiful boxes with lovely ribbons.  They did not come in the form of a bouquet or in breathtaking flats of flowers carefully chosen by my family to lovingly plant in my garden.  Nor i…
    - 100 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 11:00am -
  • The Thing That’s Stopping You from Hiring Based on Merit
    The person next in line to enter the room looked sharp, confident and ready to ace their first job interview. Dressed in a blue suit, shiny shoes and with their hair well combed, they were ready to take over the world and show that hard work pays off…
    - 8 Nov 16, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

  • September’s Bronx Photo Stories event was a lot of fun. It...
    September’s Bronx Photo Stories event was a lot of fun. It was good to catch up with folks, and see the evolution of the Roberto Clemente Plaza taking shape on 149th and 3rd in The Bronx.I’m still in awe of seeing my photos on display!This an…
    - 26 Oct 16, 11:46am -
  • Bronx Photo StoriesI’m glad to have been at the...
    Bronx Photo StoriesI’m glad to have been at the #BronxPhotoStories event! Good music, dance, and art–by the community, for the community.This and other photos can be found on my photography website. And check out my first book of photos, New Y…
    - 25 Oct 16, 11:37am -
  • Okay ladies now let’s get in formation…This and...
    Okay ladies now let’s get in formation…This and other photos can be found on my photography website. And check out my first book of photos, New York City: The Quietest Place on Earth, out now!
    - 25 Oct 16, 9:31am -
  • “Kings are like stars — they rise and set, they have / The...
    “Kings are like stars — they rise and set, they have / The worship of the world, but no repose.” ~ Percy Bysshe ShelleyThis and other photos can be found on my photography website. And check out my first book of photos, New York City: The Qui…
    - 21 Oct 16, 5:41pm -
  • I’m as fine and dandy as candy, baby.FYI, the dandy on...
    I’m as fine and dandy as candy, baby.FYI, the dandy on the bike is yoga teacher Dana Trixie Flynn. A fan recognized her in the photo on Instagram and tagged her! This and other photos can be found on my photography website. And check out my fir…
    - 20 Oct 16, 4:42pm -
  • They stood, patient, muteProducts of human designWaiting to be...
    They stood, patient, muteProducts of human designWaiting to be clothed.This and other photos can be found on my photography website. And check out my first book of photos, New York City: The Quietest Place on Earth, out now!
    - 19 Oct 16, 5:36pm -

Benz Communications

  • 7 Can’t-miss seminars that will boost your benefits communications
    Employee engagement is the ultimate challenge—and reward—for benefits professionals. It’s the culmination of lots of hard work by many people on your team. While there’s no way to shortcut the process, you can bolster your success with t…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 2:01pm -
  • Detail overload? Strike the right balance in your communications
    At some point in our careers, we HR professionals are bound to encounter this sobering realization: Many of the employees we work with don’t know what the heck we’re talking about a lot of the time.
    - 14 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 5:09pm -
  • What to tell employees about health care reform now
    With efforts under way in Washington to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, your employees will be turning to you to explain how any changes to Obamacare will affect their health coverage. As hard as it may be to talk about a subject that’s in…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Feb 17, 1:46pm -
  • Use the new hire experience to set the tone for benefits communication
    The new hire onboarding experience is your opportunity to make a first—and lasting—impression with new employees about the benefits you provide and how to engage with them. To set the right tone with this captive audience, borrow a few tips…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Jan 17, 2:23pm -
  • Why mobile is shifting the way employers promote benefits to employees
    Ten years ago, there was no such thing as a “smartphone,” and when the iPhone was unveiled in 2007 no one could have predicted the mobile revolution that followed. From Facebook to selfies and everything in-between, our phones have become ou…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 3:05pm -
  • 5 Ways to connect with those hard-to-reach employees
    Benefits communications can be especially challenging when your teams aren’t working under the same roof or even in the same country. Here are some key strategies for keeping your employees informed and engaged—wherever they are.
    - 42 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 3:13pm -

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

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

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

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

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR


  • newFAQ: 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. 
    - 8 hours ago, 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 -
  • Implementing EEOC Protections for LGBT Workers
    Recent debates in Mississippi and North Carolina have raised many questions about how to protect the specific legal rights of the LGBT community. As a business owner, one of the most important steps you can take is to look closely at your…
    - 21 Apr 16, 4:31pm -
  • Global PEO: Expanding Beyond Your Borders
    Expanding a business overseas is risky, but it can also deliver huge rewards. When you expand your company beyond your national borders, the compliance regulations and corporate business norms of multiple locations can be overwhelming. Yo…
    - 13 Apr 16, 7:07pm -
  • $15 Minimum Wage and your PEO
    When it comes to social legislation, what happens in California doesn’t stay there. It’s approval of a new minimum wage strategy will be followed in New York and, surely, other states. What does California’s business have to do with…
    - 6 Apr 16, 4:18pm -


  • Discussing Who Episode 34 – Capturing Sherlock Holmes
    Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return for another rollercoaster season of SHERLOCK. We examine the history of the character, answer questions submitted by listeners, review the current season, and more. Did you like the current season? Let u…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 5:42pm -
  • Doctor Who Podshock Episode 338
    Episode 338 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available via the Gallifreyan Embassy website and on iTunes.  In this episode, the Podshock crew reviews The Return of Doctor Mysterio, the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special. Doctor Who Podshock Episode 338…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Feb 17, 4:26pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 33 – The Scoop on the Relativity Podcast
    What happens when the only person who can help may be located billions of miles away? Lee Shackleford answers that question in his upcoming serial, Relativity. What is Relativity? Lee crafts a journey for our minds and ears within the steel walls of…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Feb 17, 4:11pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 32 – LIVE Review of Marvel’s Civil War II
    In this Marvel Comics focused episode, we discuss the high and low points of Civil War II/ Protect the future. Change the future. Team Captain Marvel or Team Iron Man? We discuss it all during this LIVE show. Plus, Marvel’s decision to change the r…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Feb 17, 10:10pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 31 – The Return of Doctor Mysterio
    We review the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas episode, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, in Episode 31 of Discussing Who. Join us as we review the only new episode of Doctor Who in 2016! Hosted by Kyle Jones, Clarence Brown, and Lee Shackleford.
    - 21 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 1:09am -
  • Discussing Who Episode 30 – Ten Most Anticipated Movies of 2017
    In our final episode of 2016, we say goodbye the year gone by and hello to 2017. Using an article written by blogger, podcaster, and co-host of the Reality Breached Podcast, Sergio Lugo, II, we comment on the Ten Most Anticipated Movies of 2017. Does…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Jan 17, 6:06pm -


  • newRelationship matters
    Have you ever had a relationship at work? When you think about the amount of time that people spend in work, the role that it plays in our lives, it would seem almost inevitable that relationships would occur. Yet for decades, organisations have been…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 8:00am -
  • Rethinking brand
    The passing years have seen countless arguments about the distinctions (or lack of them) between consumer, corporate and employer brands. From my early days of working with branding, nearly twenty years ago, to now a lot of the same conversations and…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 8:00am -
  • 5 interview questions that you’re asking (but probably shouldn’t)
    1) Where would you like to be in five/ten years’ time? Nothing says, “tell me a bag of lies” like this question. Given the chance to answer honestly, most of us would probably say, “on a beach, having won the lottery, without the need to work…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Feb 17, 8:00am -
  • Give yourself a chance
    How many times have you heard, “I’m not very good at” or listened to yourself say the same? Our ability to artfully segment activities in to “the things we can do” and “the things we can’t do” is legendary. But how do we really know…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • Barrels of water & impenetrable cultures
    In Tours in France, there is a beautiful medieval square called the Place Plumereau, now the home to multiple bars and restaurants. As a thriving spot, it offers employment opportunities, pouring drinks, serving tables, preparing food. The employees…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • Inclusion isn’t passive
    The past six months have brought a focus on social and economic divisions that is greater than probably any other period of my lifetime. And with it comes the talk of the need for greater cohesion and the inevitable use of the word inclusion. Every a…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 8:00am -


  • A Focus on Human Performance & Well-Being
    Surprisingly, with the ease of technology at our fingertips, studies have shown that employee engagement levels have stagnated, productivity has not risen (even though we think we are more productive with all of our tech gadgets!), and employees toda…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • The Impact of Work-Life on Employee Well-Being
    When it comes to recruiting and retaining talent, the topic of culture is becoming a “deal breaker” for many – not just a “nice to have” anymore. There are many variables that define a culture and these include the environment, policies, at…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • Digital HR: Don’t Be Left Behind
    Technology has threaded itself into just about every aspect of our personal and professional lives. This is nothing new. However, the way in which we view and utilize technology is always changing. This holds true for the field of HR. In 2017, busine…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Strategic HR Planning for the Year Ahead – How to Begin
    Whether you’re trying to improve your physical health or the health of your company’s bottom line, a little planning goes a long way. Strategic HR planning is a process that identifies current and future human resources needs in an effort to achi…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Next Generation Performance Management
    For many of us, annual performance reviews may not evoke feelings of excitement. Perhaps the arbitrary questions and subjective ratings are seen as ineffective, having little impact to the business. Or maybe the fact that managers and employees do no…
    - 75 days ago, 10 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • What to Include in Your New Hire Training
    New hire orientation and training is an important time in the lifecycle of an employee. A good experience can leave the employee feeling confident in her choice to join your company and excited about the future. On the other hand, a poor experience c…
    - 89 days ago, 26 Nov 16, 1:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

  • Perhaps I am being overly dramatic…
    I know that I have come to  a pivotal point in my life when I actually find myself wanting to  quote a Kenny Rogers song.  I will give you a minute to Google who he is (or remind yourself, if you used to know). …(cue elevator music)… So the Ga…
    - 2 Sep 16, 10:00am -
  • Sustainable and renewable blog posts
    Recycling is not only an encouraged, but expected practice these days. For that reason, I would like to re-use, renew and recycle a blog post that I wrote awhile back. Often times we focus on those people that provide us with support at work or compl…
    - 11 Jun 16, 11:00am -
  • 6 Signs That You Should Keep Your Blog
    I recently grumbled that there is a lot of blah, blah, blah out there, particularly in the realm of HR. I am sure this is prevalent in all areas, but since I don’t read blogs written by accountants or econometricians, I can only surmise that there…
    - 10 Jun 16, 11:00am -
  • Shooting myself in the foot
    I was hesitant to open my blog, because it’s been so long and I had the same feeling I have when I open a Tupperware dish that has been sitting in the back of my fridge for months. I know it’s going to be bad, but just how bad…well that’ s th…
    - 27 May 16, 1:22pm -
  • Being clear about transparency
    Transparency. Apparently everyone wants it.  We want to know everything about everything.  We want to understand that reasons for all decisions, we want to know all the ingredients in our food, we want the ability to scrutinize the minutiae of ever…
    - 25 May 16, 1:12pm -
  • My honest opinion 
    Recently a friend who was actively looking for work asked me my opinion on a job she wanted to apply to. She had me at “your opinion”. She was struggling with striking the right tone in response to the job posting that included this gem: “able…
    - 12 Jan 16, 4:13pm -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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


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

Break the Frame

  • newGetting Unstuck When Big Dreams and Personal Risk Collide
    Going big is freaking scary and takes a lot of work too. You may fall hard and painfully, you may fail spectacularly, or you may just fizzle out; none of which is very appealing. For 99% of the population, the risk associated with change is a favori…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 10:30am -
  • 10 Leadership Lessons from Life’s Most Embarrassing Moments
      Everyone has an embarrassing story or two or three. Some people let those flashes of embarrassment turn into horrifying moments locked away never to see the light of day again. Others, once the sting has passed, are embraced.   Over the years, ma…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 10:30am -
  • How to Beat Goals Fatigue and Stay Focused on Success
    January is a popular time to set big goals. “This year I want to… This year will finally be the year I… This is my year…   The year you what?   Lose weight? Change jobs? Write a book? Start your business? Get promoted?   No matter what you…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 10:30am -
  • What You Need to Know to Move From Surviving to Thriving
    Parents remember their child’s first day of preschool. Your baby, leaving the nest and on their way to college. Well, not exactly college but it is their first time exploring the social world away from you, their mommy or daddy, and your watchful e…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jan 17, 10:30am -
  • What One Word Would You Be Willing to Tattoo?
    Since I was a teenager, I thought about getting a tattoo. My father, a physician, would not so subtly leave articles around the house about people having terrible allergic reactions to tattoos and with a raised eyebrow and commanding voice suggested…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jan 17, 10:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • Generational Theory Forgot The Xennial Experience
    010051000110 I have long had a love/hate relationship with the generation talk. The part I hate is simply boiled down to the fact that employers and marketers alike often think that generational theory provides them with a magic checklist with which…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 3:10pm -
  • Heads Down, Mouths Shut: The Distracted Generation
    0320101000020 To say there is a lot going on in the world right now is probably an understatement. The current events of the moment are so cumbersome and so complex that for many it has become emotionally and physically taxing. The interesting thing…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 8:58pm -
  • Why self-preservation is top of mind for me in 2017?
    010080000010 Welcome back! I took a bit of a hiatus at the end of last year to rest, regroup and reflect on 2016. Of late, I have been hearing way too many stories about people namely bloggers and influencers that have effectively worked themselves t…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 3:49pm -
  • TED at IBM Recap: 3 Women Sparking Big Ideas and Activation
    0100111000010 I had the esteemed privilege of attending TED at IBM last month in San Francisco. Admitedly, I was prepared to be impressed by their usual roster of inspiring speakers making strides in every field from technology to healthcare. However…
    - 73 days ago, 12 Dec 16, 1:16pm -
  • Five Things Brands Need To Know When Working With Influencers
    002071000010I’ve been working for a few years now with multiple brands per year. I have worked with brands in the music industry to emerging technology companies. When I reflect on what has made for a great partnership in the past, there are severa…
    - 86 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 2:58pm -
  • S.H.E. Summit Recap: Succeeding on Your Own Terms
    010030000010I had the privilege of attending S.H.E. Summit two weekends ago as press. My attendance at the event was the culmination of a two-year promise I made to myself to get there. I stumbled upon this event a few years ago while on Twitter. I s…
    - 11 Nov 16, 12:00pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Weekly Musings – February 19, 2017
    A weekly post in which I share (some of) the most thought-provoking content I read this week(ish), which I am too lazy to write full blog posts about.   Leadership Leadership is Not About Your Good Intentions – Johnathan Nightingale, The Co-Pour T…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 4:36am -
  • My New Role at
    2017 is off to an exciting start for me, with a new role as Head of People for I never take the decision to move jobs or organizations lightly, and I already know that I’ve made a great choice. I believe in the change that Actionable…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 2:11am -
  • Weekly Musings – February 12, 2017
    A weekly post in which I share (some of) the most thought-provoking content I read this week(ish), which I am too lazy to write full blog posts about.   Teams If Your Team Agrees on Everything Then Working Together is Pointless – Harvard Business…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 17, 11:46pm -
  • Weekly Musings – January 29, 2017
    A weekly post in which I share (some of) the most thought-provoking content I read this week(ish), which I am too lazy to write full blog posts about.   Mental Health in the Workplace Morneau Shepell finds organizational change linked to physical an…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Jan 17, 11:19pm -
  • HR: What We Don’t Know About the Gig Economy Might Hurt Us
    For all the talk about the “Future of Work”, it still seems a bit abstract, doesn’t it? It can feel like we have quite enough to deal with in the Present of Work, without thinking about what the future might hold. Automation, AI, “Precarious…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Jan 17, 9:36pm -
  • Weekly Musings – January 22, 2017
    A weekly post in which I share (some of) the most thought-provoking content I read this week(ish), which I am too lazy to write full blog posts about.   Generation Nope New Study Finds All Millennials Are Not the Same – Early & Late Millennials Ha…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Jan 17, 11:33pm -

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

  • Vision of 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…
    - 73 days ago, 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…
    - 82 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 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 -
  • Visie op The Morning Star Company
    Stelt u zich een organisatie voor zonder bazen, aangestelde managers, titels, hiërarchie, zichtbare structuur en eenzijdige bevoegdheid om te ontslaan. Stelt u zich een dergelijke organisatie voor die de markt domineert – uitsluitend georganiseerd…
    - 7 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Visie op Valve en de Cabal
    Introductie Valve is in 1996 door voormalig Microsoftwerknemers Gabe Newell en Mike Harrington opgericht en wereldwijd één van de meest bekende, innovatieve en succesvolle softwarebedrijven met een rijke geschiedenis. Het bedrijf telt ongeveer drie…
    - 15 Mar 16, 9:35pm -

HR Bartender

  • newEmployees Need to Learn Freelancing Skills
    I read a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article recently titled, “The End of Employees”. It’s a good read and you should check it out when you have a moment. The article talks about the growing number of companies that are using freelancers, contrac…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 9:57am -
  • What To Do If You’re Placed On Suspension – Ask #HR Bartender
    I know. You’re reading the title of this post and probably saying to yourself, “What the –?!” That’s exactly what this HR Bartender reader is saying as well. I would like to know if I have the right to contact my employer regarding the outc…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 9:57am -
  • Online Forms Are a Step In the Right Direction – Friday Distraction
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos recently announced that they’ve been officially certified as a great workpl…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 9:57am -
  • Using an #HR Career Portfolio to Develop Your Skills
    We talk a lot on this blog about the need to develop skills. No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to regularly take inventory of your skills and develop learning action plans. I recently came across a new way of thinking about lea…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 9:57am -
  • Being a Leader and Tacit Approval in Today’s Workplace
    I’ve mentioned before that I used to work for a boss who had me issue the same memo every year about tacit approval. The memo was designed to remind everyone of their responsibilities as a manager and leader as well as the basic principles of busin…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 9:57am -
  • Can Employees Refuse a Pay Increase – Ask #HR Bartender
    I’ve always (jokingly) said that the one thing I can count on is an employee not refusing a pay increase. Well, this reader note shows me that’s not always the case. Hello! I have a problem I’m hoping you can help me with. I told my boss that I…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Feb 17, 9:57am -

Human Resource Management

  • Corporate Nirvana – A Tale of Urban Enlightenment
    Book Author: Sonali D'silva (Talent Development Professional, Author and Avid Blogger)I have been one of those professionals who had no time for myself or for reflection and had lost touch with my...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 30 Jun 14, 6:33am -
  • Take another Shot
    Click on the image to enlarge and view.Click Here to visit our Thought Catalog.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 11 Jun 14, 1:31am -
  • Employee Leadership
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Leadership Freak

  • newDon’t Kill Your Big Idea
    We’re doing it again!! 30 more free books!  Last Wednesday’s  book give away did so well, we’re having another!  Leave a comment on this post by 2/25/2017 to become eligible to win one… Continue reading →
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • newRandom Surprise
    A guest post by best selling author Chip Bell. ***** Working with Caesars Palace in Vegas for me debunked myths about the casino world. Slot machines are not influenced by the number of… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 11:03pm -
  • newHow to Be a Leader Others Talk About – in a Good Way
    20  free books! Leave a comment on this post by 2/23/2017 to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of Chip Bell’s new book, Kaleidoscope. ——— My conversation with bestselling author Chip Bell transformed… Continue re…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 2:45pm -
  • new7 Ways Leaders Seize the Opportunity of Second Failure
    You hoped they would do better but they failed again. Why? Second chances – by themselves – prolong failure. People will fail tomorrow in the same way they failed today, unless they change.… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 3:04pm -
  • How to Interrupt Others and Get to the Point
    You wouldn’t be polite to someone who reached into your pocket to steal your credit cards. Don’t be polite with people who persistently steal your time by talking on and on. Common rules… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 8:22pm -
  • Solution Saturday: I’m a Male Leader with an All Female Team
    Hi Dan, Love your blog, it’s my regular go-to! I am the male CEO of an organization that has no other male staff. I find increasingly that staff and board members are going… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 5:22pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newis it weird to have your spouse visit you at your office?
    A reader writes: I recently got a job running a research facility at a university. A few months into the job, my soon-to-be wife mentioned she’d like to come in and see my office. I, however, find this kind of weird. I don’t see anyone else’s s…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 6:59pm -
  • newhow can I help an employee who suffers from anxiety?
    A reader writes: How can I help an employee who is suffering from anxiety? The employee in question is a very hardworking, very conscientious employee but she suffers from excessive worry and anxiety. This isn’t my diagnosis — she told me she’s…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 5:30pm -
  • newmy employee tells small lies but is otherwise good at her job
    A reader writes: I manage two clinics, both of which are located in the same building. By necessity, I spend most of my day at the main clinic; I oversee everything, but the nature of the work in the smaller clinic does not require constant clinical…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 3:59pm -
  • newhow often can you take mental health days, is this employee ranking system insane, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. How often can you take mental health days? How often (if ever) do you think someone should take a mental health day? I think about taking one every few weeks, and then convince myself I am too b…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Feb 17, 5:03am -
  • newmy boss wants 20% of my salary from my next job
    A reader writes: I recently told my boss that I am looking for a new job, and that I would be leaving his company within four weeks. When I had a few offers, I met with the boss and discussed them with him, especially since one of the offers is a cur…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 6:59pm -
  • newhow should I handle questions about my age at work?
    A reader writes: I want to ask about workplace etiquette relating to a person’s age. I work in digital media and have done well for myself in my career. Recently, I was attending a conference with my boss and presenting on a project to a group of h…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 5:30pm -


  • “You are the Most Valuable Asset” – Is it true?
    What is the “most overused words” in the corporate lexicon?  If you answered “People are our most valuable asset”, you are correct. For decades, top executives and business managers have echoed the platitude “our employees are our most val…
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  • Revenge Hiring and Revenge Firing
    What happens when someone is Hired to get even or Fired to get even? Recruitment is one of the most important factors when it comes to putting your organization into a position where it can compete, and be successful. Getting the right people into th…
    - 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…
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  • How to Deal with a Micromanager ?
    Now that you came to realize what the key signs of a micromanager are (if you missed our previous article about this topic feel free to check it here: Are you a Micromanager?), we now move to another aspect which is the key problem for people being m…
    - 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…
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  • How to Become World’s Best Boss: an Interview with Michael Scott
    Who’s better to sit in for an interview with than Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s own Michael Scott, “World’s Best Boss” ?! We arranged to have this great “fictional” interview with Michael (based upon actual quotes from The Office) to learn…
    - 12 Apr 13, 7:52pm -

HR Observations

  • newCarnival of HR- 10th Anniversary Edition
    I have been participating in the Carnival of HR for a long time. I will be hosting a session later this year. This edition marks the 10th anniversary of HR bloggers submitting posts to this consolidation of blogs. There are too many good ones for me…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 12:03pm -
  • newA New study finds that deadlines are the biggest contributor to stress in the workplace
    A recent survey by the job search website CareerCast revealed that of the eleven things that cause stress in the workplace, deadlines are the biggest contributor to the stress that employees experience. According to the report “Employees were asked…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 12:03pm -
  • newA Little History of Presidents Day
    Today is President’s Day, a Federal holiday. The origin of the day was the celebration of George Washington’s birthday, February 22nd. Although an unofficial observance at first, it was made an official holiday in 1879 by Rutherford B. Hayes, but…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 12:03pm -
  • From the Archive Future Friday: Hot Job of the Future
    There is a new show on television called APB. It is about a tech billionaire, who after witnessing his friends death, signs on the help fight crime. One of the tools he uses to fight crime is a drone. Watch a sports show and you will likely see live…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 12:53pm -
  • A Follow up to Who do you report harassment to if the harasser is the CEO?
    On Valentine Day, of all days, I wrote a blog post called Who do you report harassment to if the harasser is the CEO? That post sparked some interesting responses for a couple of reasons. The most notable response came from, Chris McKinney, a Texas a…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 12:03pm -
  • 4 Ways to Project a Stronger Leadership Presence in HR
    Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at These are tips to increase your presence in HR. It is not everything but it does have impact.   When you work in human resources, the presence you project has a major impact. Human…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 12:03pm -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • Attending @SHRMIndia's Annual Conference #SHRMI16 at Delhi next week
    Excited to be heading to Delhi next week to attend the SHRM India Annual Conference.The theme this year is:Sounds exciting and looks amazing too. Check out the promo videoDo check out the speaker list and the agenda. If excited do join us by register…
    - 23 Sep 16, 3:44am -
  • My talk on Attracting Talent using #socialmedia at #SMDayPune
    30th June is celebrated as Social Media Day - and this year I was invited to talk about Social Media as a way to Attract and Engage Talent at The Social Media Day at Pune. The other speakers were Advertising legend Prahlad Kakar, Personal Branding ex…
    - 6 Jul 16, 11:16am -
  • ‪#‎socialmedia‬ and ‪#‎employerbranding‬
    The folks at Workplace Insights interviewed me on the topic.You can read it online hereSome excerpts:Do you think the investment in employer branding actually gives valuable returns to an organization?Right now, nobody is tracking it. Once the invest…
    - 6 Jul 16, 10:56am -
  • Am listed in the top 75 global HR blogs to follow in 2016
    So yesterday I got to know that my blog was amongst the top 75 HR blogs to follow in 2016 even though I haven't been blogging much. Am thankful to the folks at proven hope to be blogging a lot…
    - 11 Feb 16, 10:43am -
  • Moving from Flipkart on to a freelance role
    So the news is that I am moving on from Flipkart to consult with large companies and startups to help them help them articulate their employment branding message, strategy and channel ..Let me know at Twitter or LinkedIn If you want to talk to me abo…
    - 16 Nov 15, 1:13pm -
  • Reflections on @SHRMIndia's #SHRMI15 annual conference
    Last week I headed to Delhi as a member of the social media squad invited by SHRM India to attend their annual conference. The conference kicked off in style with a flashmob, singing "We are HR" (to the tune of "We will rock you") , and then was key…
    - 29 Sep 15, 3:05am -

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

  • Repetition, boring & ugly – leads to great performances
    Repetition is boring. The great performers repetitively practice and practice until change happens. Repetition is gradual, which makes change gradual. Rep by rep your body and mind change and the type of work you put out changes… Change is boring t…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 1:59pm -
  • It. Is. 2017 – Do You Know What To Do?…
    "When you see a new trail, or a footprint you do not know, follow it to the point of knowing." - Uncheedah (The grandmother of Ohiyesa)If you are like the other millions of people out there you have a resolution related to health, organization, livi…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 1:53pm -
  • Ep. 27 – Secret Tech Sauce Podcast – End of Year Mic Drop 2016/2017
    The mic drop is a gesture of intentionally dropping the microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show triumph. While this episode will not be on the level of an Eddie Murphy mic drop from the 1980s, you will get a lesson on what a mic drop…
    - 56 days ago, 29 Dec 16, 2:08pm -
  • You Want Perfect – Create A Fiction Life
    Never think you can’t do something perfect. It may be your parent, boss, lover or friend telling you that are not perfect (which is probably true) but you can create something perfect. Non-Fiction life is not perfect. Fiction life can be created to…
    - 69 days ago, 16 Dec 16, 1:59pm -
  • Secret Tech Sauce Podcast – Ep #26 – High Impact Listening -Tatiana Kolovou
    Bad Speaking Karma - "When everyone is looking at their phones during a speaking presentation. This will come back to haunt you.” - Tatiana KolovouListening formula - “Purpose + Presence - Distractions = High Impact Listening” - Tatiana Kolovo…
    - 79 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 5:10pm -
  • Busy vs. On Top of Things
    Difference between being busy and being on top of things...If I ask how things are going and you say "I am busy" or "things have been hectic". You are just busy and probably out of control and not on top of things. You have let life take control of…
    - 85 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 1:45pm -

Upstart HR

  • newNew Research on Generations in the Workplace
    After looking deeply at the research on generations in the workplace, I have come up with some findings that will help everyone to perform their jobs better. It seems like a new study comes out every day attempting to explain how to approach each gen…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 12:42pm -
  • 7 Lessons on Creating a Powerful Employee Experience
    I just finished reading a brand new book called The Employee Experience. It’s a great look at the relatively new concept of creating an experience for employees, not just trying to engage them or do some other one-off program that doesn’t deliver…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 12:30pm -
  • What Female CEOs Can Teach Us About Growth and Success [Podcast]
    The HR profession is mostly women (look around you at any event and you’ll see). Yet when we look at the representation of females in the C-suite, whether in HR or in general, the blend is more evenly mixed or even weighted towards men. Why? The 20…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • Presale: New HR Certification Audio Tools (Limited Time)
    One of the most common questions I get from people interested in certification is where to find something they can listen to in the car, on a walk, or even at work. I’ve mentioned before that as busy as I am with kids and work, I really like to lis…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Jan 17, 12:05pm -
  • 40+ Free HR Training Sources: Case Studies, Podcasts, and More
    Two years ago I wrote an article that has been incredibly popular about how to learn HR for free. Today I’m updating that article here with new information and additional sources, rounding it out at just over 3,000 words–no small task! This is fo…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:08pm -
  • Hiring at the Push of a Button: An Interview with Wonolo Cofounder [Podcast]
    The idea of a “gig” isn’t anything new, but the concept of using gig workers as an alternative source of talent certainly is. More companies are starting to realize that getting a job done doesn’t always have to mean creating a requisition, p…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 12:30pm -

In Full Bloom

  • 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…
    - 45 days ago, 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…
    - 50 days ago, 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…
    - 55 days ago, 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…
    - 56 days ago, 29 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Chapter XVII
    [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 and Chapter XVI in case you missed them.] As they kicked around…
    - 57 days ago, 28 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Chapter XVI
    [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 and Chapter XV in case you missed them.] While they were still digesting Zel…
    - 58 days ago, 27 Dec 16, 1:00pm -

HR Success Guide

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

David Jackson HR

  • Continuing Emotional Maintenance
      We talk about Continuing Professional Development and building the skills and experience we need to succeed in the workplace. We talk less, if at all, about the need to maintain our selves and our emotional health as practitioners. What does this…
    - 98 days ago, 17 Nov 16, 7:36am -
  • HR in Virtual Reality – What Did we Learn?
    We made a big deal before the event about this being a ‘World First’. After the experience, we are more certain than ever that we are getting the first misty glimpses of a New World. Collaboration across continents has never felt so comfortable,…
    - 27 Oct 16, 7:46am -
  • To Err is Human
    Last week it was the football manager Sam Allardyce. Before that it was Keith Vaz. The list of people who have made mistakes of judgement or else simply acted in a human way, and have paid for it with their jobs, is long. We all know it will get long…
    - 3 Oct 16, 6:41am -
  • A Question of Trust
    When we talk about trust, we think about people making big decisions in organisations. We might think about financial transparency or corporate decisions around pay, sustainability or stewardship. In truth though, most of the decision making that hap…
    - 21 Sep 16, 8:42am -
  • The New Frontiers: Virtual Reality
    There is a theory that every passing generation sees history repeating and that there is nothing new under the Sun. Those of us who were at the forefront of surfing the web in the early 1990s now stand before new frontiers. This time though, we are r…
    - 11 Aug 16, 7:21am -
  • Emotions in the Virtual Workplace
    In my recent article on cyborgs I wrote about the fact that, far from constraining our humanity, tech will release and expand it. This generated a lot of interest and people have been asking me for more practical examples. One of the more tangible ex…
    - 29 Jul 16, 7:43am -

Thinking About Learning

  • newThe application of psychology in L&D
    I remember years ago when studying for my psychology degree that people used to say to me – “I better be careful what I say around you now!”, or “I don’t want to be psycho-analysed by you, Sukh!” I mean I had a cursory understanding of ps…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 4:34pm -
  • Psychology and L&D
    In L&D, we’re often faced with having to deliver pieces of content which are based on some understanding of the human condition. The content we get asked to deliver ranges from how to give feedback well, to how to deliver a presentation, to how to…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 10:47am -
  • Gaps and spaces – lessons from driving
    Years ago, I worked for a training consultancy and driving to different sites was part of the job. Because of this commitment, the company provided driving lessons to enable us to be better and smarter drivers so there’d be less likelihood of accid…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Feb 17, 10:53pm -
  • How can we help others develop strong learning practice? 
    Last week at the Learning Technologies conference, I was glad to have chaired sessions with Harold Jarche and John Stepper. Both are well known in the field of L&D, particularly via social media. I’ve followed both their works for some time and it…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 8:18am -
  • Facilitation, OD, coaching, and partisanship
    I’ve been wondering of late, how important is it for a facilitator, coach or OD person to be objective in the work they do? I mean, do I want someone who is a clear fence sitter and doesn’t provide direction to a group/individual towards their go…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Feb 17, 11:51am -
  • Compliance training: Ticking a box or having an impact?
    I was asked to take part in a podcast with Good Practice and here it is. Have a listen and I look forward to your comments. It’s on the topic of compliance training and how we can improve what it is, how we deliver it, and how we can improve the im…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Feb 17, 11:13am -

T Recs

  • Challenges Facing Executive Search
    I was recently invited to attend the World Executive Search Congress in London. It’s a two-day conference with a variety of speakers covering techniques, marketing, relationship building and perspectives on where the sector is and where it is going…
    - 24 Oct 16, 8:05am -
  • The New Talent Journey
    The way that talent is attracted, hired, on-boarded, developed and retained is evolving. New technologies, changing attitudes to work and employment (from both employers and workers), heightened expectations and a growing transparency around how busi…
    - 5 Oct 16, 11:58am -
  • Employer Brand Challenges & Solutions
    Employer branding has been a hot topic for some time. The perception of what a business would be like to work for is built from a number of interactions and sources, some within the organisation’s control and some outside of it. The issues around i…
    - 19 Sep 16, 7:03am -
  • 4 Things About Skill Shortages

    - 7 Sep 16, 7:13am -
  • Recruitment Agency Opportunities and Threats
    I recently partnered with Broadbean Technology for some detailed research on the SME recruitment agency market in the UK. The aim was to look at how they were doing and also at ways in which they were adapting to market changes. Overall we found the…
    - 11 Aug 16, 7:08am -
  • Do We Really Have Skill Shortages?
    Do we really have major skill shortages? Are they a myth? Or do we have a problem with recruitment? No recruiter would ever get fired because there’s a skill shortage, so do the individual circumstances around each shortage go unscrutinised? OECD r…
    - 3 Aug 16, 7:06am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • A Lesson Learned.
    You can teach an old dog new tricks. Just not if that dog also has a Facebook account.
    - 28 days ago, 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…
    - 55 days ago, 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…
    - 72 days ago, 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…
    - 75 days ago, 9 Dec 16, 5:45pm -
  • Underneath It All: Don’t Speak About These 10 Biggest BS Buzzwords.
    For an industry whose professional certification involves “competency based assessments,” there’s a surprising amount of incompetence when it comes to sorting out the product marketing buzz and BS coming from companies offering the coolest stuf…
    - 78 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 1:18pm -
  • Money Trees: Facebook, LinkedIn and The Future of Recruiting.
    Facebook has reportedly thrown the opening salvo in its long anticipated move into the recruiting and hiring vertical, with TechCrunch reporting yesterday that the ubiquitous social network has confirmed it is beginning to roll out a “Jobs” tab,…
    - 8 Nov 16, 12:51pm -

HR Remix

  • newJanuary Reading & Writing Update
    Last month I wrote about my plan to read at least one book a month this year. I’m happy to report that I finished my January book… in February.  The January selection was The Big Sort, which has been sitting on my book shelf for four years, alo…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 12:31pm -
  • Why I’m Reading A Book A Month
    I don’t make resolutions (click here for all the details).  I don’t like the precedent that self-reflection is a once-a-year activity. Yuck. You should take the time to reflect throughout the year.  Despite my aversion to New Years resolutions,…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Jan 17, 12:30pm -
  • You & Google Have The Same HR Problems
      Over the holidays I discovered that we, everyday HR pro’s, share more similar HR problems with Google then you would think. According to this article, many current and former Googlers have a lot of gripes about the company. Now some of this stuf…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Trump Won. We Can All Move Along Now. Right?
    Nope. As evidenced by the #notmypresident hashtag and protests, our President-Elect will be stirring up strong emotions for at least four more years. As  HR Pro’s we are going to continue to see this bleed into the workplace. That’s why I’ve p…
    - 100 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 12:30pm -
  • A Decade in HR : Don’t Close Doors
    I was updating my LI profile the other night and realized that I have been in HR for over TEN years.  A decade in a profession that can be incredibly rewarding, frustrating and sometimes soul-crushing all in the same day. Over the last decade, I’v…
    - 8 Nov 16, 12:30pm -
  • Half Measures
    I’ve been watching Breaking Bad again and noticing new details. For example,  the beautiful photography. Every time I watch an episode I want to move to New Mexico. Thanks to the prequel series Better Call Saul, I’m also paying attention to the…
    - 1 Nov 16, 11:30am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • Treat me like I’m me
    Short one.  There is a lovely line that Aaron Sorkin has recycled a few time in his scripts. You can find a brilliant video of his recycled lines here.  The line is “Don’t talk to me like I’m other people” It’s normally uttered by a char…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 8:01am -
  • My first profound TV interview 
    The below was my status feed a year ago on Facebook. I thought I’d share it so people can either laugh or learn. Both are very important.  — Today was my first TV interview. I think I’m supposed to pretend that it’s all in a day’s work and…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 7:50am -
  • Speed reading on #Kindle & #Productivity 
    I’ve been a fast reader as long as I can remember. I didn’t learn how to speed read, but if the average person reads at 200-250wpm I’ve read enough to have a normal speed well above that.  Yesterday Google suggested that I might like a speed r…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 7:53am -
  • Proximity Problems 
    I’ve got a longer post written on the issue of what I call ‘the proximity problem’ within organisations that I’ll release next year. For now I have this.  When my mother had late stage cancer her spine was hugely weak. She risked a broken ba…
    - 71 days ago, 14 Dec 16, 12:15pm -
  • CIPD Branches, doughnuts and strategy
    This morning I’ll be hanging out in the cafe at CIPD Towers and calling it work. We are attempting to write the first draft of our business area’s strategy out in the open with the entire organisation joining in. I look after, amongst other thing…
    - 79 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 7:52am -
  • Defence of the #HR Dark Arts
    As Harry Potter fever is about to strike again it only seems fitting that I do an unintentionally clickbaity blog on the Dark Arts. It’s like magic.  I was lucky enough to do a workshop last week with Rob Briner. The aim was to give some folk the…
    - 14 Nov 16, 7:47am -

Switch and Shift

  • newUpgrade Leadership Skills by Asking Yourself These 6 Questions
    It’s vital you are positioned to withstand the uncertainty of a volatile business world. Your influence and power as a leader are undermined if you can’t thrive in such a world. To support your growth and success, keep yourself in a wisdom loop.…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • newAn Interview with Chip Bell, Author of Kaleidoscope: Delivering Innovative Service that Sparkles
    We recently had the opportunity to talk to author Chip R. Bell about his most recent book, Kaleidoscope: Delivering Innovative Service that Sparkles. The book explores the nature and value of innovative service. Mr. Bell is a renowned keynote speaker…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • newEmployee Coaching: The Missing Factor from Your Talent Strategy [Infographic]
    Employees who receive effective training and development are more engaged and equipped to perform at their best. That’s why Quantum Workplace , a company with an employee feedback platform designed to make work better each day,  created this in…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • Why the Pro-Employee Movement Matters to Your Business
    Let’s get one thing clear up front; too many companies today fail to be pro-employee. The traditional, ubiquitous mindset regarding the employer-employment arrangement has been a barrier to humanizing and modernizing the workplace. Advancements in…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • Global Expansion: How to Avoid Cultural Faux Pas
    The moment you go international, you're met with challenges involving staying on brand, relating to your message, your employees, and the new market’s culture. It's not a step for the faint of heart. Issues related to cultural mismatches or haphaza…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • Reduce Job Stress: 6 Simple Strategies Anyone Can Follow [Infographic]
    You’ve downed your third cup of coffee since 6:30 am. Your next online meeting is in five minutes and the Blue Screen of Death taunts you from your computer screen. You get a message from your boss asking when you’ll be done with the draft propo…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 11:00am -

Leadership Freak

  • newDon’t Kill Your Big Idea
    We’re doing it again!! 30 more free books!  Last Wednesday’s  book give away did so well, we’re having another!  Leave a comment on this post by 2/25/2017 to become eligible to win one… Continue reading →
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • newRandom Surprise
    A guest post by best selling author Chip Bell. ***** Working with Caesars Palace in Vegas for me debunked myths about the casino world. Slot machines are not influenced by the number of… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 11:03pm -
  • newHow to Be a Leader Others Talk About – in a Good Way
    20  free books! Leave a comment on this post by 2/23/2017 to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of Chip Bell’s new book, Kaleidoscope. ——— My conversation with bestselling author Chip Bell transformed… Continue re…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 2:45pm -
  • new7 Ways Leaders Seize the Opportunity of Second Failure
    You hoped they would do better but they failed again. Why? Second chances – by themselves – prolong failure. People will fail tomorrow in the same way they failed today, unless they change.… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 3:04pm -
  • How to Interrupt Others and Get to the Point
    You wouldn’t be polite to someone who reached into your pocket to steal your credit cards. Don’t be polite with people who persistently steal your time by talking on and on. Common rules… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 8:22pm -
  • Solution Saturday: I’m a Male Leader with an All Female Team
    Hi Dan, Love your blog, it’s my regular go-to! I am the male CEO of an organization that has no other male staff. I find increasingly that staff and board members are going… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 5:22pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 2/22/17
    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...
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 2/21/17
    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...
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
  • newBook Review: Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford
    I love Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford for three reasons. The first is that the worst boss I ever had was an absolute clean desk freak. He insisted that your desk should be completely...
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
  • Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 2/20/17
    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...
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: Help your team members succeed
    It’s not sufficient to accomplish the mission. Part of your job is helping your team members succeed. Help your team members succeed today by making sure they have the skills and resources to do what you ask them...
    - 5 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 7:00pm -

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

  • Do you mind if I pray?
    No, I don’t mind if you pray. What I do mind is that you asked me that question while I was in the middle of an interview process with your company. I do mind that you were the HR manager of a large organization and still risked asking that questio…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 1:08pm -
  • Best practices danger
    I’ve noticed that in our profession we are constantly motivated to find the “best practices” surrounding a scenario or issue. I’m sure this isn’t restricted to the HR profession, but that’s obviously what we are going to talk about on thi…
    - 80 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 12:21pm -
  • You look like you can do this job.
    I recently attended #SHRMVLS in DC with a slew of my favorite SHRM Volunteers from all over the country. This is my second time attending and the connections I make at this event are so valuable. These are other HR volunteers from across the country…
    - 86 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 12:40pm -
  • No Gender Pay Gap?
    Recruiter A gets hired in 2006. Recruiter A has seven years of experience and a bachelors in history. Recruiter A is offered a salary of $53,000 Recruiter B is offered $50,000 in 2016 with ten years of experience and a bachelors in human resource man…
    - 17 Oct 16, 11:06am -
  • How do I retain my people?
    Do what I do. Find out what your employees problem is and solve it. As a recruiter I spend a lot of time getting to know what your employees enjoy about their job, but the closer is always fixing what they don’t like about their job. Do you know wh…
    - 12 Sep 16, 11:59am -
  • Why you need a smile file
    I had a really crappy day. A real bummer of a day. A terrible, no-good day. Someone said some really mean things to me and had me second guessing what kind of employee/recruiter/hr professional/person I am. Lucky me I have some wonderful co-workers a…
    - 14 Jul 16, 10:43am -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • Opening Doors
    The evolution of employee preference has spotlighted Emotional Intelligence where the Total Rewards Model once held court. This wave of change will seek to replace transaction with transformation. While the concept is exciting, scaling and corralling…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 4:09pm -
  • The HR Ice Cream Truck
    The Society for Human Resource Management created their competency model with the intention of solving today's most pressing people issues. This year, our blog squad is tasked with exploring the SHRM Competency Wheel. You'll get a variety of viewpoin…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 12:36am -
  • A New Year Manifesto
    2016 was not a proud year for social media. Election opinion drudge, celebrity death priority and a general lack of new ideas clouded the medium. Some of it was sad and some of it frustrating, mostly the opinions that people are free to share separat…
    - 49 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 5:16pm -
  • Top 5 - 2016
    Friends -I have been posting my top 5 albums for nearly a decade on this blog and to you via email in years prior. In 2016, it was all I could do not to post my Top 20 favorite albums. Indeed, the year past may have been the best year in the History…
    - 64 days ago, 21 Dec 16, 2:22pm -
  • 3 Pearls
    Business is growing ever-complex: more vendors doing more things, shrinking company budgets, a workforce starving for opportunity and a quest to find what really matters to those you seek to recruit. There are consultants and technologies and process…
    - 71 days ago, 13 Dec 16, 8:31pm -
  • The Fishing Rod Dilemma
    I never liked the phrase Employee Recognition; it just seemed to affiliate pats on the back with showing up... a benefit more than a measure for compensation, a "nice to have" more than a critical measurement of success. It should also be noted that…
    - 8 Nov 16, 9:44pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • newThat is SO last week
    Over the weekend, a female Uber employee published a blog post that accuses the company of systemic sex discrimination and harassment. Uber quickly reacted, hiring former Attorney General Eric Holder to perform an “urgent investigation” of the…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 4:34pm -
  • Focus on the FMLA – Part II
    Last week, we wrote about some of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements that can be particularly challenging for employers. This week, we’re going to focus on an aspect of FMLA entitlement that causes employers a lot of confusion: i…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 10:20pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, in her first public commentssince her appointment, new EEOC Chair Victoria Lipnic indicated that the agency will focus on age discrimination, equal pay, and job growth.  Lipnic also indicated that the agency will re-evaluate the costs an…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 8:22pm -
  • Focus on the FMLA – Part I
    This post is the first of two about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)—and more specifically, about aspects of the FMLA that may be less familiar and seem to be sticking points for employers’ compliance efforts.In general, the FMLA provides…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 10:44pm -
  • That is SO last week
    The challengeof diversity in the technology sector continues to make headlines. Last week, Apple’s shareholders said they will challenge the company’s diversity initiatives at an upcoming shareholder meeting because the company is not doing enoug…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Feb 17, 5:29pm -
  • OWBPA Basics
    We have found that the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) is a source of confusion and misunderstanding for some of our clients. Even experienced HR professionals and in-house counsel have questions about what it requires. Here are some b…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Feb 17, 7:15pm -

What Goes Around

  • How Do You Measure Value?
    Value is an interesting and sometimes tricky thing to play with, I like to approach my work considering what a fair exchange of value for all parties might look like. I was contacted this week about speaking at an event which people pay several hundr…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 6:56am -
  • Making 2017 Better Than 2016. Part 1 : Coming Back From Nowhere.
    In very brief summary, 2016 was a poor year. A look back shows me I didn’t plan sufficiently and didn’t take enough action. I also took my eye off some important things, and spent too much time worrying about things which had passed and/or I had…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 8:36am -
  • Nail Bar : Responding to Differences
    I was at the CIPD conference in Manchester recently, and decided as the continuation of experimenting with difference, to have my nails done for the second year running. Why? Two main reasons. First, I was curious to see how people reacted, and secon…
    - 92 days ago, 23 Nov 16, 9:10am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Heaven Forbid We TALK to Employees!
    I’m jotting this post off in a hurry because the muse is hitting me and I have a full “to-do” list this week. A good friend and smart guy Jason Lauritsen posted in Facebook a link to an article entitled: “Employers are creepily analyzing your…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 12:39pm -
  • Don’t Mess With Lisa Rosendahl!
    HR is a tough job. And there are tough people who do this job. One of them is Lisa Rosendahl. Today is Tim Sackett Day – a day to recognize someone in HR who doesn’t usually get the props they deserve. Someone who makes the trains run and makes p…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jan 17, 1:40pm -
  • Words With Friends – Words With Emotion
    Incentives and rewards influence behavior. Recognition influences behavior. Simply paying attention influences behavior (ask Elton Mayo and Fritz Roethlisberger after their studies at the Hawthorne plant in the 1920s). What you say influences behavio…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 1:28pm -
  • Which Video Game Are You? Take Our Quiz and Get Whitepaper on Incentives & Games
      “If you were a video game which game would you be?” No. This isn’t a trick interview question from Gryzzl or some other high tech company. It’s a question we’re asking related to our newest whitepaper “Unleash an Epic Incentive Program…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Jan 17, 1:20pm -
  • Put an ACE up your sleeve when designing incentive programs…
    There are a million things to consider when designing an effective incentive program. But at a very high level you want to do three things… Get your audience to accept and commit to the program. Find a way to have your audience become owners of the…
    - 50 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 3:43pm -
  • 2017 Resolutions – Top 10 “Won’t Post” Topics for 2017
    Note: I just noticed that I published a “10 Posts Not to Write About HR” back in September. So this is a bit of rehash. It has more in it and I’ve already written it so … what the hey… enjoy. I normally don’t do resolutions. I just decid…
    - 52 days ago, 2 Jan 17, 2:44pm -

HR Warrior

  • Three Platforms for Learning in Blended Classroom
     SCOOP.ITI’d like to start out with a site that is not on the list SCOOP.IT but would be along the lines of Delicious and Diigo as a social bookmarking site.  I use it for all of my classes and have a link to the appropriate scoop in the appropri…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 17, 6:27pm -
    Here is another awesome research paper a student has written specific to the HR needs of small business owners (SBO).  SBO's make up a majority of my clientel because they don't have the budget or the demand for a full time HR professional most of t…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Jan 17, 11:14pm -
  • Retail Sales Management & Human Resources
    PREFACE: Every now and then, I stumble upon an outstanding student paper that would be very helpful to certain management members in a specific field. As we are in the hieght of the retail sales season as we just passed Black Friday and today is Cy…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Nov 16, 11:13pm -
  • Profanity in the Workplace
    I ran across this post written by my good friend and fellow HR professional Kevin Epley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR and thought it would be an excellent guest post because I have ran into this problem in the past myself. As a Human Resources professional have yo…
    - 8 Nov 16, 4:57pm -
  • What's HOT in HR?
    I admit, adding #Blogger to any of my online profiles looks like an untruth especially, if you look at the gaps this past couple years with my blogging efforts.  However, I plan to do better going forward starting with this blog I intended to write…
    - 29 Sep 16, 9:10pm -
  • Overtime Rule Published
    The DOL has published the long awaited overtime rule and it's effective date is December 1st of this year.  Read more here:
    - 18 May 16, 10:43am -

Rollercoaster HR

  • 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 →
    - 37 days ago, 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 →
    - 45 days ago, 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…
    - 95 days ago, 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 ……
    - 98 days ago, 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 -
  • 1st days
    Here in Michigan, Labor Day truly signals the end of summer as school starts on the Tuesday after for the vast majority of students in the state. It’s fun watching my children prepare for the year ahead in very different … Continue reading →
    - 6 Sep 16, 11:57am -

A Leading Perspective

  • 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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 -
  • Open Fire
    Tomorrow would have been my mother’s 74th birthday. Nearly every year, I post something to honor her, whether it be here on the blog or via another medium. I woke up today thinking of my dear mother. Lots of things crossed my sleepy mind such as h…
    - 13 Jun 16, 3:31am -