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  • newTop 5 Blogs in the Workplace – #Halloween Edition
    Welcome to this week’s edition of the Top 5 Blogs in the Workplace. It’s only fitting that since today is Halloween we’re highlighting our favorite Halloween/HR related blogs of the week! To get on the list, visit hrblogger.info and sign up! It…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:17pm -
  • newHow To Be Gracious When You Don’t Know
    When you don’t know what’s next, what’s going on, or what is expected of you, it’s important to accept the momentary lack of clarity and be gracious with the situation, yourself and others. Graciousness means bringing kindness, ease and gener…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:17pm -
  • newTop 10 Ways Employers Can Improve Leave Administration
    Join HR Today on November 5 for a complete, plain-language explanation of leave laws, and practical ways to apply them.  The program is designed for small to mid-sized employers, executives who wear multiple hats (including “personnel”) or the b…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:17pm -
  • newEpisode 9 – Build an Amazing Career Site with Shannon Smedstad
    Introducing the episode 9 of the Workology Podcast powered by Blogging4Jobs featuring employment branding expert, Shannon Smedstad. The Workology Podcast is a place where we discuss the science and art of the workplace. Gain powerful insights, resou…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 5:19pm -
  • newHappy Halloween! That Psycho Executive Isn’t Just a Costume
    It’s Halloween once again and a wonderful opportunity to display our inner desires, fears, and humor. Fourteen years after American Psycho came out, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale’s character) remains a popular choice for young white men, primar…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 5:17pm -
  • newManaging your Future Boss
    As an HR practitioner you may or may not have managed a former boss or worked for a former employee. It can be awkward, but there’s absolutely nothing in your professional life that better illustrates the value of the golden rule than swapping role…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:17pm -
  • newThe Growing Value of Employer Brands [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Join our webinar on 11/12/14 at 12 PM CST about how to create an awesome employ…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:17pm -
  • How to Implement an Employee Referral Program [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Employee referrals are one of the most lucrative ways to hire employees. Accord…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:17pm -
  • TalentCircles and SwoopTalent Announce Alliance #hrtechconf
      TalentCircles© Inc., an interactive talent acquisition platform hailed as one of the most transformative HR technology solutions by enabling organizations to create and nurture their talent pools announces a strategic relationship with SwoopTalen…
    - 23 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 3:19pm -
  • Summer Slackers? Does the Hot Weather Affect Productivity?
    As the mercury rises, there are a number of impacts on office staff. Whether it be disputes over climate controls or laxity of lunch hours, the summer sun can adversely affect staff’s working environment and mentality. A survey conducted by One Po…
    - 36 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 2:17pm -
  • The Age of Social Recruiting [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Infographic Highlights: 79% of peoplare likely to use social media in their job…
    - 43 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 2:17pm -
  • Cool LinkedIn Recruiter Alumni Search Hack
    Last year, LinkedIn updated their terms of service to allow for high school age students and younger professionals to create a LinkedIn account. In the US, you can create a LinkedIn account when you are 14 years of age. This change in terms of servic…
    - 44 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 1:17pm -
  • I’ve Fallen Out of Love with Twitter
    For the last 6 years, Twitter has been the glue that has held my community together. It has facilitated client relationships, business opportunities and even introduced me to best friends. Twitter has been the secret sauce that has catapulted my blog…
    - 33 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 2:35am -
  • The Why Behind HR Technology’s Hype Cycle
    I’ve been giving a lot of thought these days to the adoption speed or lack there of when it comes to human resources technology. In trying to explain the cycle, I’ve taken a page from Gartner and how the cycle moves. Adoption is often very slow w…
    - 20 May 14, 11:17am -
  • How to Sell to HR: Current Advertising & Marketing Trends
    The human capital and HR industry is a hard nut to crack. It’s an elitist and exclusive female dominated bunch. The men in the industry likely came from the recruiting or operations side of the house. Outsiders are viewed skeptically particularly t…
    - 19 Feb 14, 8:25pm -
  • Your Company Careers Page is the Heart of Your Employment Brand
    Not too long ago, I wrote about the 9 channels of employment branding. Employment branding is one piece of your overall recruitment strategy. It is the most strategic part of your recruiting plans and activities. Employment branding incorporates trad…
    - 12 Feb 14, 3:52pm -
  • The Difference Between an HR Business Partner & Just HR
    Human Resources. HR. It’s an industry that is elusive in understanding to many including your CEO, hiring manager or employees. Just exactly who is HR and what do they do for your business, compliance and for the employee? I’ve often said that HR…
    - 5 Feb 14, 2:17pm -
  • The Top Three Trends for Enterprise Social Media at Work
      Earlier today, I talked at Social HR Camp in San Francisco about the 7 uses of enterprise social media at work. I’m seeing three important trends for social media use at work especially for the large enterprise organization when it comes to impl…
    - 6 Dec 13, 11:02pm -

Talent Junky

  • Let’s Get Physical-Mobile to Motion
    Mobile Recruiting is all the hype, as it should be. There are a lot of opinions out there on how it should be used, laments on the high cost and inconsistent data, and stories of how mobile has made some companies winners in the candidate experience…
    - 14 May 14, 11:03pm -
  • “The Mantrum”-It’s Exactly How it Sounds…
    Over the years I’ve worked with or for a number of Recruiting Leaders who were largely made up of men, most of whom had a certain  “je ne c’est quoi” about them (I knew 7 years of French would payoff at some point!). It wasn’t until my bea…
    - 10 Apr 14, 9:02pm -
  • The Art of Picking Your Friends Nose-Marketing and Recruiting Unite (Part 2)
    Can you imagine actually letting someone pick your nose, or worse yet having to be the picker? I gag a little each time I think about it but it’s an accurate analogy of the uncomfortable relationship between Recruiting and Marketing. After months…
    - 25 Mar 14, 4:51pm -
  • Marketing vs Recruiting-How to Pick Your Friends Nose Part 1
    I run into it every week…the huge chasm between Recruiting and Marketing departments. If your Marketing department seems less than enthusiastic to work with you toward recruiting initiatives, you’re not alone. In fact, if your Marketing departmen…
    - 18 Mar 14, 11:45pm -
  • Stop Nagging your Employees for Referrals!
    Are you struggling to meet your employee referral hiring percentage? Probably. Do you even have an employee referral program with hiring goals attached to it? If not you should (see ERE.net, CareerXroads, or SHRM if you need convincing).  Let me off…
    - 15 Jan 14, 9:34pm -
  • Recycled..err, I mean refreshed…ummm I mean revisited Candidates
    I recently quit my job of over 6 1/2 years to explore life outside of my teeny weeny corporate bubble and help other companies build out programs to attract, engage, and retain top talent.  I’m finding that most corporate recruiting organizations…
    - 12 Dec 13, 5:19pm -

DATIS HR Cloud

  • newHow to Connect With Your Team When You Don’t Have Time
    This blog article, “How to Connect With Your Team When You Don’t Have Time“,  was originally written by Susan Foster, Linked 2 Leadership, on October 29th, 2014 and was reposted with permission. “Time is the coin of your life. It is the...
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:08pm -
  • newUsing Human Capital Management to Provide Higher Quality of Care
    With a dizzying array of quality care measures being debated in the human services industry, it can be difficult to know where to start in the evaluation and improvement process. However, there is an often-overlooked, yet fundamental, place you can..…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 1:19pm -
  • 5 Reasons You Need to Create and Manage Your Personal Brand
    This DATIS blog article, “5 Reasons You Need to Create and Manage Your Personal Brand“, was shared by Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS, LLC, on October 20, 2014 and was reposted with permission. Personal branding has become a hot topic in the wo…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 12:10pm -
  • DON’T Always Exceed Expectations
    This DATIS Blog article, “DON’T Always Exceed Expectations“, was originally written by Charlie Green, Trust Matters, on August 12, 2013 and was reposted with permission. Many of us go around repeating a mantra that we think is self-evident…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:08pm -
  • Automated HCM for SMBs
    Do you… use spreadsheets to track employees’ time onboard new hires with Word documents give performance appraisals on paper It’s ok. You are not alone. There is hope. Many small to medium sized organizations are still completing HR functions t…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 3:40pm -
  • Practices, Not Platitudes
    I recently took part in a conversation about compensation of employees. Some readers offered criticism on the Merit Money practice, described in my new Workout book, claiming that Merit Money is just another way to incentivize people. The feedb…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 12:50pm -

HR Schoolhouse

  • The Circle of (Employee) Life – #EWS2014
    (This post is sponsored by my friends at Spherion but any thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone. See below for full disclosure).  One of the things that drives me mad in HR and in organizations is the tendency to compartmentalize or ‘disc…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 12:26pm -
  • I’m on a Boat!
    I attended a Lunch N’ Learn meeting yesterday sponsored by a local business group. There were about 15 people in attendance from both small businesses and large multi-state organizations. The topic, of interest to all as based on the discussion tha…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:20pm -
  • Conference Culture and Local Flavor
    Last week I was fortunate to attend 3 separate SHRM conferences right here in Louisiana; the SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference and Exposition, the New Orleans SHRM (chapter) Annual Conference and the Greater Baton Rouge (chapter) Annual Confere…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:55pm -
  • This is Modern Day Recruiting – LIVE from #gbrshrm14
    I’m attending the Greater Baton Rouge SHRM Annual Conference today along with several hundred of my fellow HR professionals. We have coffee, croissants and, theoretically, cocktails at the post-conference Happy Hour. Mid-morning I’m sitting in a…
    - 14 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 4:47pm -
  • Changing the Conversation about Diversity & Inclusion – #SHRMDiv
    I had the opportunity to attend the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference and Exposition in New Orleans on Monday and was just enraptured; it was my first time attending this particular SHRM conference. I could tell, right out of the gate, that this…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 12:08pm -
  • Making the Unconscious Conscious – Live from #SHRMDiv
    I’m excited to be attending the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference and Exposition in New Orleans today; it’s the first time I’ve been able to attend this event and want to thank SHRM for inviting me to participate as a blogger. Rumor has it…
    - 18 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 3:57pm -

Micheal Vandervort

  • newImportant Labor Relations update for restaurant and franchise owners #NLRB
    Politico has a really great column dealing with labor relations issues called Morning Shift.  Lately, I’m reading every day.  Today they ran a story in which NLRB General Counsel RIchard Griffin discusses the status of “Joint Employer” cases…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:12pm -
  • Life lessons from (almost) 30 years in HR
    Highs and Lows are part of every career  I wrote a post on my old blog back in January 2010 called Life Lessons from 25 years in Human Resources. I recently had occasion to revisit that post when someone reached out to me for some help in discussing…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Oct 14, 12:32pm -
  • Working in the Sharing Economy
    Interesting story about a work stoppage by Uber drivers. In the sharing economy, you don’t actually have to stop going to work to go on stirke, you just have to turn off your app. According to the website In These Times, by In These Times, Uber dri…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:24am -
  • CUE versus Queue: Getting stuff in line

    - 13 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 12:33pm -
  • New Job
    I posted this on Facebook the other day, and got something like 200 like and comments, but it’s exciting news for me so it’s going up on the blog too. I’ve accepted a new job as the Executive Director of CUE Inc, which is the foremost labor an…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 1:22am -
  • Seasons of Change
    It’s the Season of Change on #CarnivalofHR The heat of summer has passed.  The crisp air of Autumn is starting to blow. The leaves are starting to change color, and for a brief shining moment, all of nature shines with an astonishing blaze of gl…
    - 37 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 8:15am -

Hacker Rank Blog

  • newWant a successful business? Get gaming.
    (CNN) – Business is a game, as Bill Gates observed, and in the modern workplace any distinction is fast dissolving. Firms are increasingly adopting the principles of successful gaming and applying them to the office to build teams of problem solve…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 8:43pm -
  • Amplify uses HackerRank to vet candidates for its dev team
    HackerRank is a platform for vetting devs, which has been used by Brooklyn’s largest tech employer, Amplify, since HackerRank’s earlier incarnation as InterviewStreet. According to Matt Yardeni, Amplify’s Recruiting Director, who we previous…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 4:27pm -
  • Hackers + Prizes + Pizza: Back2School CodeSprint Recap
    A few weeks ago, 600 college students from 87 universities across the nation put their schoolwork aside and unleashed their inner hacker by competing in our Back2School CodeSprint, our version of a hackathon. This was their shot to flex their hacker…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 10:34pm -
  • How to Find Technical Talent Using Google X-Ray and Boolean Strings
    One of the most effective ways to source for technical talent online is using what is called Boolean search. Boolean allows you to combine words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT (known as Boolean operators) to limit, broaden, or define your…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 9:40pm -
  • CodeSprint (India) 2014: The competition for top developer talent
    When we decided ‘There will be War and Code will Flow” as tagline for CodeSprint India 2014, little did we know that it will be taken this seriously! Well, India has witnessed an onslaught of competitive programming over the last 3 weeks! Like a…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 5:08pm -
  • Making the world flat, one programmer at a time. Vivek Ravishankar, Co-founder at HackerRank. #PNHangout.
    I am one of the founders of HackerRank, formally called InterviewStreet, where we are building a platform for programmers to hone their skills and companies to streamline their recruiting process. Currently we are a team of 66 split across Palo Alt…
    - 21 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 3:47pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

  • HR Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy
    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…
    - 71 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:47pm -
  • HR Cinema: Ocean’s 11
    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…
    - 86 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 1:30pm -
  • HR Cinema: Casablanca
    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…
    - 93 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 1:25pm -
  • HR Cinema: Wreck-It Ralph
    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 s…
    - 2 Jun 14, 1:00pm -
  • HR Cinema: Road House
    This week on HR Cinema, we’re going to look at one of my personal favorite movies from the 80s (possibly because TNT and USA played it 4 times a day when I was at a very impressionable age), Road House starring the one and only Patrick Swayze.  Ju…
    - 27 May 14, 1:00pm -
  • HR Cinema: Iron Man
    HR: Cinema will be a new 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 incorporat…
    - 19 May 14, 2:00pm -

Work4Labs

  • newNiche Recruiting for Hiring Specialized Talent
    Recruiting! It’s all the rage. Whenever I ask human resources professionals and managers, what’s their number one problem today, the answer is always “Recruiting and Retention.” There is a link between recruiting strategies and retention numb…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:33pm -
  • Trouble Hiring Nurses? Here’s How You Can Find Them
      Nursing shortage is giving hospitals headaches and recruiters fits Hiring Nurses is a challenge. First of all there is a definite shortage in the United States. Since the recession, the healthcare industry has been an exploding sector for job Cont…
    - 29 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:30pm -
  • Three Things You Need to Know About Social Recruiting, Part 3 – Social Job Distribution
    I get it, you’ve got a vacancy and you need to fill it fast. But spray ‘n’ pray on social media won’t work! In fact, it’ll undo all the good work you’ve done building a following. In part one we Continue reading →
    - 38 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:32pm -
  • Build a Better Candidate Experience with Mobile Recruiting
    Mobile is not the next big thing, it IS the big thing. The reasons are plain and simple, nearly everyone has a smartphone and a tablet, nearly everyone is on social media and it’s more efficient and cost effective than Continue reading →
    - 50 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 3:25pm -
  • 5 More Reasons to Start Social Recruiting Today
    Recently, we shared 4 Reasons to Start Social Recruiting Today. Social recruiting can significantly change the way you hire candidates. It allows you to quickly and easily engage with potential candidates, both passive and active, on a more personal…
    - 52 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 4:01pm -
  • Hiring Millennials in Today’s Workplace
    Every generation has a different attitude about work. Knowing how to attract and retain employees from different generations is imperative to any organization’s success. Millennials are the most recent generation to enter the workplace. By definiti…
    - 57 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 3:15pm -

PeopleGoal Blog

  • Employee engagement: The secret recipe
    Employee engagement: The secret recipeOrganizations with high employee engagement are more likely to outperform those with low employee engagement because engaged employees are more committed and motivated with their work. The concept of “employe…
    - 15 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • A case for continuous and connected employee performance management
    A case for continuous and connected employee performance managementSophie is a marketing assistant for a fast growing technology company. She joined the company a year ago and she is about to write her performance review for a performance discussio…
    - 18 May 14, 11:00pm -
  • Conducting Sentiment Analysis with PeopleGoal
    Conducting Sentiment Analysis with PeopleGoalOne of our central theses at PeopleGoal is that if we're able to increase the employee engagement in performance management then we can give some really valuable data back to our clients; data that will…
    - 24 Mar 14, 12:00am -
  • The 10 Best Places To Work For in the past 5 years
    The 10 best places to work for in the past 5 yearsCreating a great workplace can increase your ROI as a company. According to GreatPlaceToWork the Fortune 100 Best Companies provide more than 2x the return to shareholders of companies not on the li…
    - 18 Mar 14, 12:00am -
  • Does ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) increase employee productivity?
    Does ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) increase employee productivity?Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) is an employee performance management approach created by Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler where employees are paid for their output (result…
    - 3 Mar 14, 12:00am -
  • Leadership styles and the millennials: What is their leadership style?
    Leadership styles and the millennials: What is their leadership style?"Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way." - General George PattonFrom Jack Welch and Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg there can be many leadership styles based on the leader's c…
    - 25 Feb 14, 12:00am -

Talent Circles

  • newThree Strategic Focuses in Your Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategy
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellLadies and gentlemen, fall is in full swing. You may be wondering what crisp weather, falling leaves and college football have to do with talent acquisition and retention strategies, but if you’re anything like me, you know…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 5:48pm -
  • How Sourcing Can Elevate Your Talent Community
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellAs recruiters, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. When we have a position open, we hit up the usual job-seeker websites, post job descriptions on social media and possibly spread the word to our usual connections. Naturally,…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • 4 Ways to Keep Your Talent Community Engaged
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Engaging your talent network is a significant effort that involves time, commitment and an investment in being engaged yourself. After all, at the heart of engaging potential candidates is the interactive conversation that m…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Understanding the Flow of Talent in Building a Talent Attraction Strategy
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell To me, one of the most beautiful things that we as people have the privilege of viewing is the ocean. What I love about it, besides the fact that it’s just gorgeous to look at, is that it is an incredibly powerful force ma…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • The Engagement Economy Starts with Your Candidate
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell We all know that the candidate experience is a major part of employee engagement but often times we can’t see beyond the initial touch points. The unfortunate part of this is that the initial touches are just that, touches…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:32pm -
  • Diversity Recruiting is a Long Term Strategy
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellI’m thankful that diversity is a hot topic especially in Silicon Valley and within the technology industries. Companies are establishing mentorship programs, offering scholarships and focusing recruitment efforts on female…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 5:00pm -

Blogging4Jobs

How to Enter in HR Credits into HRCI
With the new HRCI recertification platform changing, here are some advice and tips on how to use the new system and enter in your recert credits quickly and easily!
- 29 Jan 14, 4:45pm -
Crowdsourcing Feedback is New Trend in Employee Reviews
via YouTube Capture
- 18 Jun 13, 6:30pm -
Rushing water at Indian hills & 36th street in Norman. Crazy flood!
via YouTube Capture
- 1 Jun 13, 4:24am -
Ryleigh Talking on Skype
Ryleigh talks to her daddy on Skype while he's away and traveling for work
- 1 Dec 11, 1:24pm -
Carrie Corbin Talent Net Live Mar 2011
Carrie Corbin discusses AT&T's social media recruitment and mobile technology strategies at the 2011 Talent Net Live Conference in Austin, TX. http://www.blogging4jobs.com/toolbox-hr
- 18 Jul 11, 3:20am -
#shrm11 Vendor Hall
Jessica Miller-Merrell walks the 2011 SHRM Conference vendor hall to find super heros from Manpower. Learn more at http://blogging4jobs.com.
- 28 Jun 11, 9:41pm -

HR Ringleader

  • The Importance of Getting Someone’s Name Right
    We all love to hear people use our names. It gives the impression that we matter and that they are paying attention. When the opposite happens and the wrong name is used, the negative effect can be far greater than had they not used the name at all…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:22am -
  • Purge Your “To Do” List Today
    No one wants to keep hearing how busy you are or how overwhelmed you are. Take control. Eliminate the excess.
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:02am -
  • Becoming a HR Influencer- 4 Skills to Help You Do It
    If you approach connecting with other professionals in your industry in a manner that is helpful, sincere and consistent, you will gain friends and followers organically.
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 4:51pm -
  • Live from Achievers- HR Happy Hour #190
    Steve Boese and I recently had the great fortune of hosting the HR Happy Hour show LIVE while at the Achievers ACE 2014 event in Toronto. Our show topic was Reskilling Your HR Team for the Modern Workplace.
    - 32 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 1:51pm -
  • Join us for HRevolution November 7-8 in Dallas!
    At HRevolution, we believe individuals and organizations embrace the future when given the opportunity to discuss and test their ideas in a safe environment. We provide an open forum for discussion, collaboration, and relationship building within t…
    - 35 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 3:15pm -

People Equation

  • newEmployee Engagement and Company Mission: What’s the Connection? #EWS2014
    I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study.  All opinions are mine. Employee engagement continues to surface a…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 10:45am -
  • Do Job-Seekers Have Rights?
    Do job-seekers who work with recruiters or staffing agencies have “rights”? It’s an interesting premise. Recruiting firm The Wunderland Group even goes so far as to propose a job-seeker’s “Bill of Rights”. I like the spirit of this infogr…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 10:35am -
  • Social Intelligence – It’s Hardly Ever About You
    It’s hardly ever about you. That’s a key take-away I gleaned from GRAPE’s October presenter, leadership coach Tamara Rosier, who spoke about “Social Intelligence: What it Is and Why It Matters”. Now, you might think that I’m talking about…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:14pm -
  • When Leaders Should Take a Tough Line
    What should a leader do when a team member just doesn’t quite “fit” with the company culture? That’s the question I address in this month’s Smartblog on Leadership article. It really boils down to leadership “tough love” – you can’t…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 10:35am -
  • Career Advice from HR Answers.com
    For the month of September, the focus of my HR Answers page was “Careers”. Do you have a desire to move forward in your career, or even just get more out of the job you have now? Here are three articles that offer career-building tips:     Firs…
    - 18 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • Zen of Jen: Who are You Really Talking To?
    Ever read any self-help books? If so, you’re most likely familiar with the term “self-talk” which, as its name suggests, is the act of talking to oneself. There’s negative self-talk (“I’m such an idiot – why did I do that?”) and posit…
    - 22 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 10:35am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newI’m Not White Enough
    The world of sports tends to bring up societal issues constantly, and the NFL didn’t disappoint last week when Seattle Seahawk’s quarterback Russell Wilson was accused, anonymously by teammates, as “not being ‘black’ enough”.  It’s an…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:53am -
  • new7 Rules for your Office Halloween Party
    Is your office dressing up for Halloween? Mine isn’t.  It’s not that I wouldn’t.  Okay, I wouldn’t.  But if others wanted to, I wouldn’t say “no”.  I mean everyone has that one person in their office that’s a little way too excite…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:56am -
  • newAre You Reliable or Flashy?
    I’m going to put this into a car analogy.  Reliable is a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry.  Flashy is a Chevy Camaro or a Dodge Charger.  You really can’t be both. In the auto world the closest thing to being both is a Tesla, and most people can…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:28am -
  • T3 – The Resumator
      T3 – Talent Tech Tuesday – is a weekly series here at The Project to educate and inform everyone who stops by on a daily/weekly basis on some great recruiting and sourcing technologies that are on the market.  None of the companies who I high…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:53am -
  • Recruitment Marketing Is Not One-size Fits All!
    Hey, gang I’m running a sponsored post by the great folks at Spherion regarding their 2014 Emerging Workforce Study which has some really great data, check it out.  The big ‘Wow’ that came out of the study for me is how organizations might b…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 11:41am -
  • You Need a Professional Tribe
    One of the things I speak about when presenting to HR pros is there need to become part of the ‘Tribe’.  Meaning, if you want to have your seat at the table, you want to gain influence with your leadership team, you need to become part of that t…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:20am -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • 3 Key Characteristics of Sucessful Leaders in HR
    What does it take to make an HR organization successful?  What would you say are the key characteristics?  Having the right leaders in place within an organization is essential.  Personally, I believe HR leaders must possess 3 main traits to have…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:29pm -
  • Recruiting Differently- Abled Employees
    A growing trend all over the world, recruitment of differently- abled employees has been on the rise over the last few years. Companies are coming to terms with the various benefits of hiring disabled employees, starting from the leverage derived by…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • The 5 Rules of “Boss Hunting”
    Bosses are a lot like dates, after a certain number of them you know what works and what does not. When I was greener in my professional life, I just wanted a job in the field that I was pursuing. Obviously, a boss was part of joining the company, bu…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 10:03am -
  • 7 Ways NOT to Impress a Recruiter
    Earlier this year I wrote a post called How to Impress a Recruiter which was wildly popular.  It was a story about how someone used Twitter, blogs, and research to help a person stand out from other candidates.  As a recruiter, it is not easy to k…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 10:19am -
  • 10 Things I Have Learned From Blogging
    So over the past couple of years I have really stepped out of my shell.  I have to tell you that speaking in front of individuals and writing for the whole world to see, was never something I thought I would do.  In fact, I was pretty terrified to…
    - 24 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • Referrals Are Still KING When Hiring Employees
    Recruiting.  It is made to be so hard.  There is so much talk about the active and passive candidate.  Who is the best fit for the role?  Where do you find them?  What are the best tools to find candidates. The way I see it is companies need to…
    - 32 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 2:00pm -

HR Cloud

  • newOnboarding from Scratch: Grasping Onboarding Benefits and Best Practices
    ONBOARDING, QUITE SIMPLY, is bringing a newly hired employee “on board.” However, as simple as that sounds, a lot of effort, planning and interdepartmental collaboration is needed to accomplish the...
    - 19 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:21pm -
  • Vote for HR Cloud’s Onboard Video for “Video of the Day” 
    HR Cloud’s new video about the benefits of its Onboard software has been nominated as Video of the Day by VOTD. You can help make the video a VOTD winner...
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 7:24pm -
  • The #HRTechConf Wrap Up
    If you didn’t make it to HR Tech this year, here’s what you missed. Size Matters Each year, HR Tech just gets bigger. There are more vendors, more attendees, and...
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:49pm -
  • 3 Ways to Remove Workplace Stress
    Many of us support the belief that if we work hard and put in long hours on the job, the stress that we deal with on a regular basis is...
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 6:33pm -
  • How to Identify Cultural Fit
    We talk about cultural fit often, but what does it really mean? How do we actually assess this during an interview? What is it? Cultural fit is the ability of...
    - 31 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 9:30pm -

Women of HR

  • newLearning from the Best HR Bloggers
    Editor’s Note: Several of our Women of HR contributors also host their own blogs.  Today our writer Judy Lindenberger talks about her own quest to continue to improve her blog and blogging skills. If you search the internet for the best HR blogs,…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • What Do Job Search Sites for Women Offer?
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella got a whole lot more attention than he bargained for when he opined that women in technology could do more for their careers by being patient and relying on “karma” rather than asking for raises. The implication was th…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • HR Tech Wrap Up: Key Takeaways for HR Practitioners #HRTechConf
    Earlier this week I talked about my initial impressions of this year’s HR Technology Conference – how upon arriving back home and beginning to process everything I learned I was left feeling a bit overwhelmed, and how that feeling is actually a p…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • HR Tech Wrap Up: Overwhelmed and Loving It #HRTechConf
    It’s about a week and a half since the 2014 version of the HR Technology Conference wrapped up in Las Vegas.  I once again had the opportunity to attend as part of the social media & blogging team, my second time attending the full conference.  I…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Technology, Smechtology
    What does the word “technology” do to your blood pressure when you hear it?  How about “digital space?”  “Social media?” Your answer may be different depending on a few things: Your age; Your geography; Your career choice; and possibly,…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Ten Facts About Women in the Tech Industry
      Men have always dominated the workforce, winning out over the fairer sex in both wages earned and positions held. Sadly, this trend is continuing in the tech industry today.   Even though Google has often been called one of the best places to wor…
    - 24 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHRExaminer v5.36
    Apple and Facebook now cover the cost of freezing eggs for employees. In our feature article, The Frozen Eggs of Happiness, Heather Bussing looks beyond the headlines at the bigger picture.Jason Lauritsen shares his ideas for approaching employee e…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • The Frozen Eggs of Happiness
    The benefit is part of a larger, generous approach to having children, and not having them.
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 9:30pm -
  • Why I Fired My Sales Department
    "I had an underperformer in my company that I needed to fire: the sales department. And by “the sales department” I mean the website." - Bob Corlett
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 7:47pm -
  • HRExaminer v5.35
    In this week’s feature five-part series, John Sumser takes a look at The View From The CFO’s Office. There’s nothing quite like the fleeting glimpse we catch of the world seen from another’s perspective. Whether enigmatic or charismatic, the…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • Blaming the Customer
    It’s easier to blame the customer than to try and understand what value actually means to them.
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 8:59am -
  • Breakthrough Staffing
    Staffing Advisor's new website signals a shift in third party recruiting to transparency, predictability, fixed prices, and educated customers.
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:01am -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • Survey: 1 in 4 Employers Have Caught An Employee Faking Sick Through Social Media
    Careerbuilder posted their annual Most Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick and once again I am not surprised. Humored… not surprised. Memo to the people: if you are going to call in sick do not, let me repeat that… do...
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 6:39pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Contract To Hire Recruiters - Full Time Contract Job - UnitedHealth Group Contract Technical Recruiter - Full Time Contract Job - Cray Recruiting Director - Full Time Job -...
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 3:31pm -
  • Be Aware Of This LinkedIn Phishing Email
    A week ago on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook I posted the following status update (click image to make it larger): Phishing for LinkedIn password? Received this today... note the email address I have at least 15 friends and colleagues reply...
    - 21 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 4:51pm -
  • 10 Minnesota Startups To Pitch Steve Case At Rise Of The Rest
    The Rise of the Rest Tour rolled into Minneapolis this morning. Steve Case, Co Founder of AOL and startup investor, is in town for a series of events today similar to ones held in other cities to promote entrepreneurism and...
    - 24 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 6:01pm -
  • Press Release: Coding Bootcamp To Launch In Minnesota
    For a number of weeks I have been actively promoting the Corcordia Coding Bootcamp and recruiting for the Lead Instructor - .Net position (click link for job description). Debuting this week is the web site: Concordia Coding Bootcamp And we...
    - 45 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 9:57pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiting Supervisor - Full Time Job - U.S. Bank Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Full Time Job - 3M Recruiter - Full Time Job - BI Worldwide Recruiting Sourcing Specialist...
    - 52 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 9:26pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newClowns, Who Needs ‘Em?
    It seems appropriate, given the disturbing “armed clown” craze, that my Halloween post be dedicated to others of the same ilk. If you haven’t referenced this particular storyline, here’s a... Get the RestThe post Clowns, Who Needs ‘Em? app…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:03pm -
  • newHiring Former Athletes as a Recruiting Strategy – Genius or a Cop-Out?
    Was with an SVP of a pretty cool company a couple of months back and he lamented what he considers to be a broken recruiting strategy—hiring former jocks for sales... Get the RestThe post Hiring Former Athletes as a Recruiting Strategy – Genius…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:32pm -
  • newSteve Boese explains How The NBA Can Teach You (Almost) Everything You Need To Know About Talent Management
    Tonight is the opening of the 2014-2015 NBA season, (also known as the greatest day of the year in my house). I am a firm believer that sports, and particularly NBA basketball, offer some of... Get the RestThe post Steve Boese explains How The…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 1:13pm -
  • newAnarchy In The J.O.B
    Anarchist: A person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power. Guess what? Anarchists are alive and well in your company. And HR is SICK OF IT. Every... Get the RestThe post Anarchy In The J.O.B appeared first on Fistful o…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 2:27pm -
  • newChelsea Rowe names 10 Signs You Might Be A Workaholic
    A few months back, I shared a post about how much of a workaholic I was in grad school. I was in rough shape and didn’t realize I was overworking myself until... Get the RestThe post Chelsea Rowe names 10 Signs You Might Be A Workaholic appeared…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:51pm -
  • Not Taking All Of Your PTO? A Lose-Lose For Everyone
    It’s late October and as the last six weeks or so of 2014 begin to wind down, if you are like many other American workers, you are facing a crisis... Get the RestThe post Not Taking All Of Your PTO? A Lose-Lose For Everyone appeared first on Fistf…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 2:25pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • Yes, It’s Perfectly Ok Not To Be A Manager
    A very interesting Careerbuilder survey just found that the majority of employees do not want to be managers. This research, which surveyed over 3,600 employees, found that only 40% of men and 29% of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advi…
    - 38 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 1:01pm -
  • Update on SuccessFactors, Achievers, and Glassdoor
    This week I attended three client conferences – SuccessFactors Successconnect, the Achievers Customer Experience, and the Glassdoor Employment Brand Summit. All three of these companies are...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Ser…
    - 49 days ago, 13 Sep 14, 12:48am -
  • Putting the “Strategic” into Strategic HR (and Management)
    One of the buzzwords we often use in the talent world is “strategic HR.” Given all the administrivia which HR people do, is it really possible for HR to be “strategic?” If so,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in…
    - 56 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 12:31pm -
  • The Red Hot Market for Learning Management Systems
    We just released our newest research on the corporate Learning Management Systems market and the numbers are astounding. The market is well over $2.5 billion and grew by over 21% this year.These...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisor…
    - 64 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:28pm -
  • Video Predictions for HR in the Coming Year: #1-5
    These predictions were recorded in the summer of 2014 and discuss our top 10 predictions for HR, talent, and learning in the coming year. For more details please download our 2014 Predictions Report....Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Adv…
    - 76 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 3:49pm -
  • Simplify: The Decluttering of Human Resources
    I recently read a wonderful article in The Economist entitled Decluttering the Company and it reminded me of the tremendously important job we have to simplify business at all levels.Well we in HR...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Adv…
    - 84 days ago, 9 Aug 14, 4:58am -

Your HR Buddy

  • 5 Factors that engaged workplaces have in common
    Have you ever noticed what all highly engaged workplaces have in common? Well, Building a great work culture that clearly narrates who you are as an organization starts from its own leaders and it should be part of your company’s DNA. But in a rac…
    - 52 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Why Recruiters dislike HR and vice versa
    There has always been a disconnect between HR and Recruiter even as the profession evolved. On one side we have Sourcers and third party recruiters who have a hacker mentality who focus on bringing that purple squirrel, using the boolean search strin…
    - 53 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 2:18pm -
  • Rudy Karsan on Mega skills, Employee Engagement and HR skills
    “Work has evolved from something we did to survive to something that defines us. It is more than just a source of income; giving us a strong sense of service and contribution to society and providing stature and dignity. If we are engaged at work,…
    - 57 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Performance Appraisals Tips for Managers and Employees
    It’s time for annual performance appraisal in many organizations. Managers and employees are equally busy and often feel dreadful to go through this period as the discussions are going to be uncomfortable for both. But here are a few nuggets that I…
    - 64 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • Talent Assessment Skills Every Hiring Manager Should Have
    Having worked with many Hiring managers across different functions I have seen that most of them, especially new managers are not comfortable in interviewing candidates. Bringing the best people onto the team was always on top of their mind, yet not…
    - 65 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • 3 Employee Communication Mistakes to avoid
    Well informed employees will trust their organization and perform to their full potential when they are aware of what to expect and why things are happening the way it does in the organization. And most often the lack of communication creates ambigui…
    - 66 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 1:00pm -

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 Virtual Cafe

  • Connecting with co-workers online is like tying a noose around your own neck
    I don’t know about ya’ll, but my summer has been off the charts busy! To look at this blog reminds me of an old fashioned western ghost town. I can almost hear the shoot-em-up tune when I click on my blog and see the tumbleweeds a’blowin. Some…
    - 70 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 7:25pm -
  • When Social Media Silence Falls
    Social Media is what you make of it. I use it for personal use but I also use it for both work and professional growth because I like technology and the creative outlet it provides. Yet, I often ask myself what would happen if I went silent for weeks…
    - 21 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • Personal Branding: Sharing Who You Are With the World from @SabrinaLBaker
      How Do You Share Who You Are With the World? On April 30th at 2pm CT, I will be conducting a webinar focused on personal branding. One of the things I talk about with recruiters or job seekers new to the social media space is how their personal…
    - 11 Apr 14, 12:30pm -
  • 100 Funny Southern sayings (Volume Two) to start off your Weekend!
    So I thought I would pull together a few (some very funny) Southern sayings. Yes, we have our own language down in the South. Even my husband commented when moving there when we first married “I feel as if I have moved to another planet.” And som…
    - 4 Apr 14, 1:18pm -
  • Using Klout to Screen Job Applicants
    This post originally aired in July 2012. I thought I might bring it back around. Makes sense! _____________________________ Don’t get me wrong, I love Klout perks. I’ve gotten some good chit over the past few years – anything from wine openers…
    - 27 Mar 14, 12:30pm -
  • Here’s what you get when you have a half-arse Social Media approach
    So I was minding my own business, probably baking a cake or something, when I received a knock on my door. It was a sales rep who caught me at 6:30 pm in the evening, half-dressed (okay, still in my pajamas) and right smack in the middle of doing som…
    - 21 Mar 14, 12:33pm -

HR Minion

  • Over thinking it
    I have a conundrum. I don’t think I want to continue with this blog anymore. (Pause for the collective gasps of horror from my audience). I know, I know. For the last year or so I have been finding myself less dedicated to this blog. I can continue…
    - 92 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:00am -
  • Dogs and Advertising
    One thing you learn very quickly as a blogger, especially if you ever get to be part of a social media team at a conference or event, is that you quickly start getting pitches from marketers about stuff to talk about on your blog. At first, it can be…
    - 24 Jun 14, 12:47am -
  • 11 Reasons Candidates Don’t Want to Work for You
    This past month a great Slideshare was being passed around online, “Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I will Never Hire You” by Mark O’Toole. As an HR pro who’s done her fair share of hiring, I loved it. Sure, none of the informati…
    - 16 Apr 14, 1:50pm -
  • Leaving a Bad Job Before it Starts
    We’ve all had bad jobs before. If we’re lucky, that just meant bad hours or bad pay. The unlucky ones got bad co-workers, hazardous conditions, unethical or harassing environments, or bad managers. Not all bad job situations are the same, but the…
    - 3 Apr 14, 3:53pm -
  • 6 years
    On March 20, 2008 I started my HR Minion Blog. I didn’t know if anyone would ever read or care about what I wrote. I didn’t know how long it would last. But I felt I had something to say about HR and I also wanted to find a way to feel more conne…
    - 20 Mar 14, 11:30am -
  • Thomas the Tank Engine & Your Job Search
    Job searching sucks. Trying to find opportunities sucks, the application process sucks, networking can suck, interviewing sucks, and rejection sucks. It all can be an emotionally draining and dehumanizing experience. I’m just full of sunshine and b…
    - 27 Feb 14, 7:05pm -

HR Tact

  • Carnival of HR: HR Resolutions
    Happy New Year to all! It's that time of year for introspection and reflection. How will you grow this year?As promised... for Carnival of HR I'm hosting "HR Resolutions" from around the globe.  These are various blog posts that speak about new tre…
    - 8 Jan 14, 1:00pm -
  • Hosting HR Carnival (next week)
    January 8th (next week) I will be hosting HR Carnival! I want to see your posts on your HR Resolutions!Send to me at christineassaf at gmail dot com no latter than Monday, January 6th! No hangover excuses! 
    - 31 Dec 13, 4:46pm -
  • Guest Speaker on Drive Thru HR - Check it out!
    Popular Social Networking Internet Radio with DriveThru HR on BlogTalkRadioDriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speak…
    - 18 Nov 13, 7:11pm -
  • Mastering your Resume & Interview: Tips to Get Hired
    My presentation at Houston Tech Fest was recorded and now shared to the world! Check it out! 
    - 17 Oct 13, 2:02pm -
  • Houston TechFest 2013
    Come by and join me at Houston TechFest this Saturday.  I'll be presenting on "Tips and Tricks to Get You Hired" and "Giving Feedback." For event info and schedule - click here. 
    - 25 Sep 13, 8:10pm -
  • What does HR do?

    - 10 Sep 13, 12:00pm -

Everyday People

  • Be a Builder !!
      When I look at the vast field of HR, I have to say that I am swayed to the power of Culture more than other facets.  I truly believe that people decide to either stay at a company or … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 2:06am -
  • Sorry, We’re Closed !!
    This weekend, my son took a giant step of leadership and initiative !!  He began work on his Eagle Scout project.  He started building a shed to replace a POD for the Animal Friends Humane Society who currently has to … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 6:59pm -
  • The Campaign for HR !!
    We’re getting closer and closer to another election season.  Even though this is a “light” year for elections locally, that doesn’t stop the candidates who are running for office from filling the airwaves with commercials. And, true to form,…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 12:59am -
  • As You Wish.
    Tomorrow I am celebrating a true milestone in my life, and the life of another.  My amazing wife Debbie and I will have been married 25 years !!  It’s incredible to think that we have literally been married for half … Continue reading →
    - 25 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:35pm -
  • An Oasis in the Desert !!
    As I sit to type my weekly post, I am overlooking a beautiful mountain range that encircles the Las Vegas strip.  It’s my first time to visit Vegas, and I find it to be an incredibly intriguing human experiment !!  … Continue reading →
    - 32 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 5:25pm -
  • What’s Your Sentence ??
    As I write, I’m recovering from the Ohio SHRM State Conference. It was another incredible event full of learning, fun, laughter and engaged HR pros. Everyone there found something that they could use as a takeaway to improve their role … Continue…
    - 40 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 1:07am -

Workplace Diva

  • newWorkplace Trends: New App Blocks Work Email At Home
    You've got no new messages! It's the message stressed-out, off-the-clock employees have longed to receive for years now, and a new workplace app is finally making it happen! It's no secret that our work-life balance is off-kilter these days, thanks i…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:09pm -
  • newAre You the Employee Who Never Wears A Halloween Costume?
    Halloween is almost here, and you have to come up with a costume to wear to work, or to the company party. Who, or what, will you be this year? After some thought, and more than a little bit of foot-dragging, you've decided to go with a Halloween wa…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:20pm -
  • Say, What?! The 12 Worst Things An Intern Can Say At Work
    The Millennials. We can't work with them, and increasingly, we can't work without them. For Gen Xers, it feels like only yesterday when we were the lowly-paid (if we were paid...) intern fetching coffee, making copies and answering the phones. Now…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 4:58pm -
  • How Should We React To A Co-worker's Plastic Surgery?
    It seems like everyone is talking about Renee Zellweger today. Specifically, everyone seems to be wondering what has happened to adorable Dorothy Boyd from the 1996 movie, Jerry Maguire. Great movie. Personally, I've always liked Renee Zellweger, who…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 7:44pm -
  • Management Scandals Can Hurt Our Future Job Search
    A new study finds that scandal in the C-suite can make it harder for even the company's entry-level employees to land future jobs, even if they've done nothing morally or ethically wrong. Trickle-down economy, indeed. The fascinating study, entitled…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 1:31pm -
  • Does Your Company Need A Chief Birthday Officer?
    Some many co-workers, so many birthdays. How is a harried office manager supposed to stay on top of it all? Well, Edible Arrangements, which makes yummy edible arrangements, has come up with its own solution to this age-old, company-wide problem! It'…
    - 14 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 6:07pm -

Corn on the Job

  • Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study Part 1 (Infographic)
    Disclosure: Post sponsored by Spherion, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.   Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study Check out study here:  http://www.spherion.com/ews/survey-findings/2014-ews/ Spherion has…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 3:29pm -
  • Looking for a job as a freelancer writer? Start here
    Freelancing is as popular as ever and why not?  Earning money on the side or full-time with your skills sounds like a nice big piece of pie, doesn’t it?  So sweet! If you’re looking forward to getting started, here are some tips for you. Study…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 6:46pm -
  • Before You Apply: Get Ready to Lead
    Have you felt stuck in middle management for far too long, or do you think you can do better than your current position? If you’re feeling restless and ready to take on more responsibility, then it’s time to go after that new job or promotion. Ho…
    - 23 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 1:19pm -
  • How to Get Started on Climbing the Corporate Ladder
    In the modern business world there is little need to stand still. With fast-tracked career progression available for the most effective business people, it pays to perform to a high standard in your work. Proficient and effective employees are invari…
    - 35 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 2:54pm -
  • Assessing the Risks of Your Next Job
    Did you know that working can be risky business? In 2012, there were 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries in the private sector requiring at least one day off of work. The following year, there were over 4,400 workplace fatalities. It is enough to…
    - 37 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 8:07pm -
  • The Way Forward: Why You’ll Never Regret Studying For a Degree
    Obtaining suitable employment is one of the most competitive tasks you’re likely to endure, so it makes sense to give yourself every fighting chance. Having the right educational qualifications can help you to steal the edge over competition on the…
    - 38 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 12:26pm -

Texas Strategic HR

  • The Social Media Overshare and You
    I’m fairly active on social media. If you google my name, you’ll find a Pinterest account, where I pin and save elaborate DIY bookshelves that I’ll never actually make. You’ll see a Twitter account with far too many photos of my daughter and…
    - 31 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:18pm -
  • Wage Gap for Women in the Law
    Did you know women in the legal industry only earn 87 percent of male attorneys’ salaries? Today there is a wide gender gap in pay and professional opportunities for women in the legal industry and the basis for this pay gap is multifaceted. One re…
    - 52 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 7:33pm -
  • Pay Ranges: The Great Divide
    Most HR professionals that I know are in one of two camps when it comes to employee compensation. There’s Camp Disclosure, where employees have access to the company pay grades and understand where they fall in the structure. There’s Camp Shield,…
    - 77 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 1:41pm -
  • Take This Job and…..
    As most of you know, I truly enjoy work. Throughout my career, whether I was bussing tables, selling tanning memberships, or slinging Awesome Blossoms out of a fryer, I’ve always done my best and tried to make the most out of every opportunity. Tod…
    - 88 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 12:31pm -
  • The Five People You Meet at the Airport
    (My apologies to Mitch Albom for bastardizing the title of his book. I’m certain it’s a fine and good book.) Although it’s not my current state, I was quite the business traveler for several years. I had roles in both sales and HR and spent a g…
    - 1 Jul 14, 12:12pm -
  • Your Reputation Bites at Work
    Unless you’re living in a cave, you’ve heard about this week’s biting incident at the Uruguay v. Italy World Cup game. Luis Suarez, a Uruguayan player and a known soccer biter, viciously bit an Italian player when they were scrapping for a ball…
    - 26 Jun 14, 12:34pm -

The One Crystal

  • Being Crystal: Why I Stay(ed) and Why I Left
    There are things which we hold close to our chest, not really wanting to share with others.  Of course, there are all kinds of reasons for it; but two stick out when it comes to domestic abuse:  there is a sad reality of judgement against the victi…
    - 52 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 2:17pm -
  • “Waking Up:” Embarking on #90Meals with #NoKidHungry
    Thoreau penned, “It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about??” And reading those words, I "woke up." I've committed to use my social influence to do some tangible good for No Kid Hungry during the cours…
    - 60 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 6:44pm -
  • Being Crystal: This is NOT the Dating from “Sex in the City” #NSFW
    Let me warn you all up front:  this is TOTALLY rantastic, has nothing to do with work and is really me just working out the frustrations of dating in 2014. For anyone that knows me well, they know that even though I haven’t been dating since I was…
    - 76 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 3:56am -
  • The #Leadership Struggles of an #ENTJ: Judge Less, Meditate More
    I’ve been trying to meditate to the thought that Pink shared in this picture all morning.  Turns out? Meditation is not my strong suit.  My mind works in a dozen different directions at any given time, so focusing in on a singular train of though…
    - 30 Jun 14, 1:50pm -
  • Illegitimacy and Inequality at Work
    The first time that slavery was abolished was during the Qin Dynasty of China (221-206 BC). The last time it was officially abolished was in 2007 by Mauritania; making slavery de jure illegal in all countries.  The defining characteristics of slaver…
    - 27 May 14, 12:06am -
  • Quick Thoughts: Don’t Shoot the Messenger
    Heard this recently in conversation and thought it was a pretty interesting turn of phrase.  Almost always, it either precedes or sums up communication unpleasantries. Bottom line, it means two things: That the bearer of bad news doesn’t want to t…
    - 4 Mar 14, 5:15pm -

The Cynical Girl

  • 39
    Dearest You, Thanks for coming to see my on my 39th birthday. So far, the day is pretty good. Scrubby hasn’t peed on anything, yet. But I am really writing to tell you that today is the last day I will post on this blog. That’s right. I am killin…
    - 8 Jan 14, 11:45am -
  • Deleting Your Social Footprint: Facebook 101
    January 1st was a pretty easy day for me. I went to Starbucks. I ran with my husband. I sat on the couch and read through a stack of magazines. I had over 300 interactions on Facebook in about 30 minutes of total online time. Not that it’s any of y…
    - 7 Jan 14, 11:45am -
  • Cynicism Ain’t Easy
    It’s time for you to learn the difference between cynicism, pessimism and nihilism. Cynicism is an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest. Cynics are often skeptics. Pessimism is a tendency to see the worst aspect…
    - 6 Jan 14, 11:45am -
  • The week ahead begins with January 5, 2014.
    Hello, everyone. Welcome to the first Sunday of the rest of your lives. Did you have a good holiday season? Everyone make it out without too much damage? I totally forgot that I was supposed to be at International CES, this week. I applied for a pres…
    - 5 Jan 14, 11:45am -
  • Day Off: Tom Ford
    On Saturdays, I’ll post songs on my running mix.
    - 4 Jan 14, 11:45am -
  • F@%k It Friday: Resolutions
    My friend Jennifer McClure has made some important resolutions for the new year. Bite-sized chunks. Go check them out. If you had to give up something for 30 days, what would it be? I was going to join Jennifer and become a vegan for 30 days … but…
    - 3 Jan 14, 11:45am -

Just Joan

  • 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…
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  • SHRM and Social Media – What a Difference a Few Years Make
      My first SHRM conference was in March 2010, and it was not the big “Annual” affair that I am currently attending. It was the SHRM Legal and Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, designed for lawyers and senior HR pros who have a responsib…
    - 25 Jun 14, 3:39am -
  • What Can You Do With What You Know?
    Day two of SHRHM 14 started with internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman’s presentation focused on the future of business, and more specifically on the changes brought about by the digital explosion and i…
    - 23 Jun 14, 7:34pm -
  • Feel Better to Do Good After #SHRM14
      Before I attended my first SHRM Annual, I pondered the important question, “What does Michael J. Fox have to do with HR?” I didn’t understand at that time that SHRM follows a set of specific criteria when choosing its keynotes. (Matt Stollak…
    - 23 Jun 14, 10:48am -
  • There’s A First Time For Everything, But ROI Helps You Get A Second Time
    My first SHRM Annual Conference was supposed to be in 2011 in Las Vegas. The morning I was scheduled to depart, by husband became seriously ill and I missed it. (Gory details here.) But I can easily recall the anticipation and excitement that I felt.…
    - 22 Jun 14, 4:59pm -
  • #SHRMChat – March Recap and April Preview
    March Recap Our March #SHRMChat  on Governmental Affairs was hosted by Lisa Horn,  Director, Congressional Affairs at SHRM. The discussion was spirited and engaging, and every question was enthusiastically discussed. Here is the briefest of recaps,…
    - 4 Apr 14, 6:33pm -

The HR Capitalist

  • newThe Power of Manager Observation and Your Managers of People
    If there's one absolute, it's that young managers of people would like all performance-related items to be black and white. When's the last time managing people didn't include shades of gray? Right. One of the most powerful things we can...
    - 49 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:34pm -
  • newDo College Athletes Make Better Hires?
    Some people love to hire jocks. Is that a viable hiring strategy? I'm up over at Fistful of Talent today trying to answer this very question. Bottom line - you can't generalize and there are lots of great hires who...
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:42pm -
  • newRULE #1 For the New World HR Pro: You Gotta Ask...
    I'm on record as saying that HR pros can learn a lot from Sales Pros. At the top of the list is learning to negotiate. Of all the negotiation skills available, the most valuable one is the first-strike position, or...
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:40pm -
  • HR CAPITALIST JOB OF THE MONTH: HR Business Partner (Fortune 500, Charlotte)
    Backstory - Hey Kids - Working to find a great Fortune 500 company multiple HR Business Partners in Charlotte, NC. Great HR leadership, and you'll be working directly with line of business leaders to solve their people pain/issues. This is...
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 2:54pm -
  • One Thing We Should Interview More For: EMPATHY
    Because it's hard. You've got a career, a family, outside interests, etc. And as an employer, we want you to have all those things. The thing is, others have those things as well. When you step back to look at...
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 5:50pm -
  • Is Corporate Meritocracy Dead As Soon As a Merit Matrix Arrives On the Scene?
    Helping a client through the following academic exercise - it's an interesting one: Is Corporate Meritocracy Dead As Soon As a Merit Matrix Arrives On the Scene? What do you think? My gut tells me that when a company is...
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 5:32pm -

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • How Expensive Will #SHRM15 Hotels Be?
    With the news  that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference, I bring you my 6th annual expose of SHRM hotel costs.I look at selected SHRM conference brochures (i.e., the ones that I still possessed) over the p…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • One Month Until #HRevolution
    On November 8, one month from today, leading HR professionals will be heading to Grapevine, TX and Symbolist HQ to have a little BBQ and discuss the latest HR issues at the 7th iteration of HRevolution.  The full agenda can be found here, but I want…
    - 23 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 6:13pm -
  • Is Looking at GPA Lazy HR? The Role of Grade Inflation
    As a professor, I am vigilant in examining my grading practices to ensure students are receiving a fair and deserved grade.  I want to ensure that the grade reflects the work and performance a student demonstrated over the course of a semester.  La…
    - 65 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 12:55pm -
  • "The Leftovers" and HR
    I'm 100% in on HBO's "The Leftovers." The basic premise is that three years ago, 2% of the world's population simply vanished without a trace.  Three years later, there are no answers for what happened, and much of society is still coping and griev…
    - 79 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 10:10am -
  • Yield Ratios, NASCAR, and the National Guard
    If you are responsible for recruiting at your organization, I hope you are paying attention to your yield ratios.  At its core, yield ratios tell you how the various sources you target for recruiting (i.e., newspaper ads, job postings, college job f…
    - 84 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 10:21am -
  • Quick Lessons Learned from the 2014 #NBASummerLeague
    I'm back from the now annual trip to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with most of the 8 Man Rotation (Steve Boese, Kris Dunn, Lance Haun).  The trip was filled with good food, conversation, music (in the form of Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails in…
    - 22 Jul 14, 2:49pm -

WePow Blog

  • 5 Ways to Socially Optimize Your Talent Acquisition Strategy
    Do you consider yourself to be one of those social media “gurus”, “change makers”, or “engagers”? If your answer to that question is "no," don’t worry. There are few actual social media experts who know everything. It’s simple, really…
    - 92 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Rid Your Company Culture of the "I Quit" Mentality
    The two little words “I quit” can come as a shock to an employer, especially if they come from the lips of a person who has only been with the organization for a short period of time. While it may come as a surprise, employees everywhere in the…
    - 94 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Top 10 Must-Dos to Keep Quality Candidates Coming
    In a dog-eat-dog recruiting world the competition over quality candidates is fierce. Everyone is trying to beat each other out using every trick they can come up with. While tricks can be effective in the short run, you will need a solid foundation t…
    - 99 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Recruiting the Virtual Workforce: It’s More than a Trend
    When recruiting for a virtual position a whole new can of recruiting method worms is opened. It takes a special kind of candidate to handle a virtual position, and it takes a special kind of candidate experience to entice that candidate to work for…
    - 22 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • Video Interviewing: A Centralized Process in a Decentralized World
    Whenever we recruit or hire for anything it is crucial for us to maintain our professionalism and abide by all laws and regulations. Last thing any of us, or the organization of which we work for need is a discrimination lawsuit from a candidate expe…
    - 17 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Healthcare Recruiting: Doctors in Demand
    It is currently being predicted by the AAMC that by year 2020 there will be a deficit of approximately 100,000 physicians in the United States. As it stands today, supply and demand are fairly close. Even with that being said, it still costs approxim…
    - 15 Jul 14, 7:25pm -

Evil HR Lady

  • newPrepare for All Your Meetings in 5 Minutes or Less With Charlie
    Before you go on a sales call, or to a job interview, or conduct a job interview, do you Google the person you’ll be meeting? If you have time, of course you do. If you don’t have time, you don’t, which can leave you unprepared for that meeting…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:20pm -
  • newMy boss makes sexist, racist, homophobic comments during company meetings
    Dear Evil HR Lady, I recently openly criticized the “head honcho” of my company. Amongst 3 or 4 co-workers, I let it be known that that I was growing tired of the consistent homophobic, sexist and racist remarks that the boss makes during company…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 7:41am -
  • newLots of People Are Happy and Rich. Here’s How to Be One of Them
    Do you want to be happy? Truly happy? And what about rich? If you want to be happy and rich, stop looking at what you don’t have and start looking at what you do have. Last week, my Inc colleague, Jeff Haden, wrote an article titled: It Seems No On…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 6:19pm -
  • newYour Employee Is Under Ebola Quarantine. Now What?
    Let’s say you’re an employer in New York or New Jersey and one of your employees has been exposed to Ebola and is under mandatory quarantine. What are your obligations to the employee? And, frankly, what is your obligation to your remaining staff…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:18pm -
  • 2 Halloween Posts
      5 Tips For Your Office Halloween Party Halloween is the greatest holiday. There are no obligations to go visit Grandma, or humor your mother by silently listening to Uncle Hank’s slightly offensive stories. You don’t have to make a fancy meal.…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 2:30pm -
  • The 4 Questions of Self-Appraisal for the CEO
    One of the best things about being the boss is that no one tells you what to do. Scratch that: Your investors tell you what they expect, and you had better meet those expectations. Your mentors tell you where you’re screwing up. And your employees?…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 1:47pm -

Lean HR

  • Be The Match at #SHRM14

    - 22 Jun 14, 8:50pm -
  • Strike Out Hunger at SHRM 2014
    In what has become a much anticipated part of the SHRM Annual conference, the social team is once again taking time out on Sunday to benefit No Kid Hungry, this time hitting the lanes in tribute to The Big Lebowski and, of course, NKH mega-supporter…
    - 13 Jun 14, 3:03pm -
  • Tension in the Room
    I’ve noticed an odd trend over the last couple of years.  I wanted to share to see if anyone else has seen it, or if it is just me. When you work in HR tech, you straddle the line between two functions.  I find myself in meetings with HR teams or…
    - 9 May 14, 6:07pm -
  • Why You Should STFU About SHRM
    I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating.  If you want to be critical of SHRM, if you want to talk at length of how many things they get wrong, but you are not willing to pitch in and make it better?  STFU. There has been a long standing and…
    - 25 Apr 14, 3:03pm -
  • Should Freedom of Speech Go to the Top?
    I consider myself browser neutral (as long as it isn’t IE), and spend most of my day with both Firefox and Chrome running.  So news about either of them tends to catch my eye.  So when I see news that Mozilla employees are asking the CEO to step…
    - 28 Mar 14, 2:11pm -
  • King IPO Disappoints. Here’s the Lesson.
    King, who brought us the completely addicting Candy Crush, filed for their IPO yesterday.  It was not what you might call a success.  Day two did not start off better.  How could anyone have seen this coming? King is, at this point, a one-trick po…
    - 27 Mar 14, 2:55pm -

Total Picture Radio

  • The Big HCM Race to the Cloud
    ill Kutik returns to TotalPicture Radio to discuss his Tech Trends feature article in the October issue of Human Resource Executive Magazine, and HRE Online titled "Second Turn of the HCM Horse Race", - an in-depth article that zeros in on the big t…
    - 28 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 9:00pm -
  • Bill Kutik: The Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix
    In Bill Kutik's latest Human Resource Executive Online HR Technology Column titled Death to the Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix, he reveals how little "merit" is actually involved in determining annual salary increases. His opening paragraph is classic Kut…
    - 35 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 7:58pm -
  • Kathryn Minshew Giving a Voice to Millennials
    When Kathryn Minshew was looking to make a career transition, she realized there was a big opportunity to create an online resource to help millennials understand and navigate their career options. Her experience led to creating The Muse.
    - 52 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 1:49pm -
  • Recruiting is Marketing - Daniel Chait, CEO Greenhouse
    This summer, Peter Clayton, producer/host of TotalPicture Radio, moderated a panel discussion at Quirky in New York City on sourcing strategies — one of his panelists, Daniel Chait, co-founder and CEO of Greenhouse is our guest today for this HR Te…
    - 59 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:41am -
  • Why Do Most Job Ads Read the Same?
    Companies that are able to communicate a message that conveys what it would really be like to work there day-to-day are the ones that will stand out and attract the best talent. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do. In fact, more than half of compa…
    - 66 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:59pm -
  • Oracle & SAP Encircle Their On-Premise Base - A Conversation with Bill Kutik
    Hey there's a video version of this podcast too! Visit Bill's show page in the HR Technology channel of TotalPicture Radio www.totalpicture.com. Bill Kutik is HR Technology Columnist, leading independent industry analyst - co-chair emeritus of the 1…
    - 73 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 7:06pm -

Fishdogs

  • newPersonal branding with Social Media
    Your prospects want to know more about you.  Give them an easy way to check you out.  It is much better to offer something interesting about yourself right up front than to have your prospects have to go searching for information about you.I highly…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:48am -
  • Top 5 Things to Share on Linkedin
    There is soooo much content on Linkedin these days.  A few years back, Linkedin began a conscious effort to serve up interesting news items and articles to keep users on the platform longer and more often.  They needed to be less of a bounce-in/bou…
    - 46 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 6:57pm -
  • How to get hired at Whole Foods
    Hiring Conscious Leaders at Whole Foods Market - +Andres Traslavina talks with Craig Fisher about Whole Foods recruiting practices and his upcoming appearance at the TalentNet Live Social Recruiting Conference 9/12/14 http://talentnetlive.com …
    - 59 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:19pm -
  • Riffle by @CrowdRiff - #CoolTools Quickie Demo by @Fishdogs
    If you are interested in who you're interacting with, or should be interacting with, on Twitter, you might want to check out the Riffle app by CrowdRiff.  Riffle is a Google Chrome extension that integrates with all major social media dashboards, in…
    - 60 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:14pm -
  • How to Use the New LinkedIn Header Image for Profiles
    Great tutorial on Linkedin header images from Viveka von Rosen at SocialMediaExaminer.com.  It just happens to showcase my Linkedin header image. How to Use the New LinkedIn Header Image for ProfilesBy Viveka von RosenPublished August 6, 2014 Ha…
    - 78 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 12:02pm -
  • Culture Branding and Job Posting on Instagram
    You probably know by now that content from Facebook Pages is getting lower priority in the Facebook news feed.  Facebook announced, in January 2014, that it had devalued text updates from brand pages in favor of updates that include pictures, citin…
    - 22 Jul 14, 1:09pm -

Inc Blot

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

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

  • “No” Doesn’t Allow You to Grow
    Words Like “No” Do Not Allow You To Grow Every year I try to learn and do something new. That’s the easy part. Personally, if my life is exactly the same as it was 365 days ago, then I am...Read more
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • Disavowed: HR’s Double Agent
    I was noticing that on the CostofWork things may seem to be on the negative side lately– the dark side of the HR force, which is so not like me. Sure, I love Darth Vader, Scar from the Lion King,...Read more
    - 15 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • Just A Bunch of Old #HR Folks!
    A Bunch of Old HR Folks I was going to title this one “A Bunch of Old HR Ladies” but this article is about being too old and not about being too female…plus I love the ladies. Whelp, I hate to...Read more
    - 24 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • Maybe You Should Step Down (From #HR)
    Maybe You Should Step Down (From #HR) I’m on a kick lately to not separate HR from business operations because I think they are all connected. One advantage to being a consultant is that I get to sit up in...Read more
    - 64 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • #TNSHRM14 – Life in the Fast Lane
    Howdy Partner! Okay, I don’t really talk like that as you will see in a moment. I’d like to take a second and dispel some myths about Tennesseans. First we do not wear Daniel Boone hats – at least not...Read more
    - 81 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 12:30pm -

The Buzz on HR

  • Is It Time To Re-Write That Job Posting?
    If your HR Department is like mine, you’re juggling everything from applicant sourcing to COBRA administration and all points in between. So when you write a job posting that effectively describes the role and responsibilities, you feel like you’…
    - 30 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:15am -
  • HR Rock, Paper, Scissors … SHOOT!!
    I came across an interesting employee relations issue a few months ago. Here’s a quick summary of what happened … A White female employee made a complaint about her Hispanic male supervisor, claiming he was treating her unfairly and was generally…
    - 43 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • Did You Know that I’m a MVP?
    Did you know that I’m a MVP??? I’m not talking about being a Most Valuable Person … although I am that, too. I’m talking about being a Multifarious Voice Presenter!! The MVP Speaking Group was started this summer by my Blog-FF, HR Jedi and R…
    - 45 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • What is HR Thirsty For?
    I attended a HR luncheon not too long ago. I arrived early and found no one there I knew. Instead of going into introvert mode, I decided to sit down at a table, join the conversation and try to make some new connections. Here’s what I walked in o…
    - 51 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • Bringing that “Back to School” Magic to HR – part 3
    In Part One, I gave tips on orientation and onboarding. In Part Two, I talked about the importance of setting the tone through expectations. I would be remiss if I didn’t discuss the part of ‘the student’. So that’s what Part 3 is about ……
    - 57 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • Bringing that “Back to School” Magic to HR – part 2
    In yesterday’s post, I talked about 3 simple ways HR can create magic for new hires like teachers going back to school. This post continues that thought by taking a look at how teacher’s set the tone and expectations in their classroom at the st…
    - 58 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 10:15am -

Total Picture Radio

  • The Big HCM Race to the Cloud
    ill Kutik returns to TotalPicture Radio to discuss his Tech Trends feature article in the October issue of Human Resource Executive Magazine, and HRE Online titled "Second Turn of the HCM Horse Race", - an in-depth article that zeros in on the big t…
    - 28 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 9:00pm -
  • Bill Kutik: The Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix
    In Bill Kutik's latest Human Resource Executive Online HR Technology Column titled Death to the Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix, he reveals how little "merit" is actually involved in determining annual salary increases. His opening paragraph is classic Kut…
    - 35 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 7:58pm -
  • Kathryn Minshew Giving a Voice to Millennials
    When Kathryn Minshew was looking to make a career transition, she realized there was a big opportunity to create an online resource to help millennials understand and navigate their career options. Her experience led to creating The Muse.
    - 52 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 1:49pm -
  • Recruiting is Marketing - Daniel Chait, CEO Greenhouse
    This summer, Peter Clayton, producer/host of TotalPicture Radio, moderated a panel discussion at Quirky in New York City on sourcing strategies — one of his panelists, Daniel Chait, co-founder and CEO of Greenhouse is our guest today for this HR Te…
    - 59 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:41am -
  • Why Do Most Job Ads Read the Same?
    Companies that are able to communicate a message that conveys what it would really be like to work there day-to-day are the ones that will stand out and attract the best talent. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do. In fact, more than half of compa…
    - 66 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:59pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • Anxiety. The struggle is real… Alternate title: A Dozen Little Known Ways You Can Die
    I guess I have anxiety. Living with anxiety seems fun and awesome. Especially since I have ADHD and my overactive brain is always on, only now it’s thinking about worst case scenarios. For example, I think the world will come to an end in our life…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 12:59pm -
  • The 15 Best Things About Working From Home
    Theresa Lollis and I were chatting about all of the reasons why working from home is awesome. The conversation took place partly to keep up moral from our home offices (because it kind of does suck when you talk to your dog more than actual people s…
    - 24 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 1:19pm -
  • Leggings Are Not Pants
    If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 2,567 times. Leggings are not pants. I was hoping I would stop seeing this trend. But instead, I see more camel toe than I can stand on a daily basis. I see it at the grocery store, I see it at the bars, heck I…
    - 45 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 8:39pm -
  • Takedown Culture
    I’ve noticed something very disturbing in the past few years, and it just keeps getting worse. Social media has developed this nasty place of taking each other down. We love nothing more than to see a thread of comments, 152 deep, where people are…
    - 57 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 2:35pm -
  • #VoicemailsAreDumbStopLeavingThem
    I don’t normally look this stressed out, but when I do, it’s because I have 1,383 unheard voicemail messages. No, for real, I am going to prove it to you: Stop it with the voicemails. I know I can’t be alone on this. #VoicemailsAreDumbStopLeavi…
    - 71 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 10:28pm -

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • newThere Are Levels To This… A Word on Employee Relations
    I wonder at times if companies understand or care about the risk employee issues pose to the organization. I have worked in organizations where nothing got settled at the company level and they were happy to pay people off. I have also worked for org…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • newKeeping Your Refrigerator Employees from Spoiling
    Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.   – Joseph B. Wirthlin I have a friend with a son who plays football. I like football. That’s not to say I totally understand all the rules of the game but nonetheless I do enjoy watchi…
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  • It’s All Trial and Error
    As I wonder through life it seems as though my journey often ends up in some form of social media as a Facebook post, a tweet or a blog post. Why is this the case? I guess I am always on a quest to learn about people and things, from people or throug…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • Employee Engagement is an Emotional Activity
    According to a Dale Carnegie study, employee engagement is ‘the emotional and functional commitment an employee has to his or her organization”. This study shows: $11 Billion is lost annually due to employee turnover Companies with engaged employ…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • How to Delegate Effectively
    Unless you’re a department of 1, doing everything yourself is not possible or recommended. When you’re not effectively delegating, you feel overwhelmed, undervalued and stuck. You can only work so many hours in a day. You can only complete so man…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • Managing the Jay Cutler on Your Team
    Sunday was another excruciating day as a Chicago Bears fan. After seeing the Bears beat the Atlanta Falcons last week, I sat through a game where Chicago’s quarterback, Jay Cutler threw an interception, had two fumbles and only threw for 190 yards;…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 12:30pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • newWant a successful business? Get gaming.
    (CNN) – Business is a game, as Bill Gates observed, and in the modern workplace any distinction is fast dissolving. Firms are increasingly adopting the principles of successful gaming and applying them to the office to build teams of problem solve…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 8:43pm -
  • Amplify uses HackerRank to vet candidates for its dev team
    HackerRank is a platform for vetting devs, which has been used by Brooklyn’s largest tech employer, Amplify, since HackerRank’s earlier incarnation as InterviewStreet. According to Matt Yardeni, Amplify’s Recruiting Director, who we previous…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 4:27pm -
  • Hackers + Prizes + Pizza: Back2School CodeSprint Recap
    A few weeks ago, 600 college students from 87 universities across the nation put their schoolwork aside and unleashed their inner hacker by competing in our Back2School CodeSprint, our version of a hackathon. This was their shot to flex their hacker…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 10:34pm -
  • How to Find Technical Talent Using Google X-Ray and Boolean Strings
    One of the most effective ways to source for technical talent online is using what is called Boolean search. Boolean allows you to combine words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT (known as Boolean operators) to limit, broaden, or define your…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 9:40pm -
  • CodeSprint (India) 2014: The competition for top developer talent
    When we decided ‘There will be War and Code will Flow” as tagline for CodeSprint India 2014, little did we know that it will be taken this seriously! Well, India has witnessed an onslaught of competitive programming over the last 3 weeks! Like a…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 5:08pm -
  • Making the world flat, one programmer at a time. Vivek Ravishankar, Co-founder at HackerRank. #PNHangout.
    I am one of the founders of HackerRank, formally called InterviewStreet, where we are building a platform for programmers to hone their skills and companies to streamline their recruiting process. Currently we are a team of 66 split across Palo Alt…
    - 21 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 3:47pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newWIRTW #343 (the “trick or treat” edition)
    True confession—I do not like Halloween. I never did. As a kid, I tolerated the holiday because it brought a bounty of candy. As I aged out of trick or treating, however, whatever soft feelings I had for the holiday devolved to hardened ire. The on…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:26am -
  • newEEOC files historic lawsuit challenging biometric testing by employers
    It’s no secret that health insurance costs are out of control. To help combat this surge, many employers have turned to biometric testing for their employees. Biometric testing is part of corporate wellness programs where employees measure certain…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:25am -
  • newCourt of appeals decision highlights risk of (mis)classifying employees
    I once handled a wage-and-hour investigation in which the employer, before retaining my services, hired an HR consultant to help classify its employees as exempt or non-exempt. The DOL, however, disagreed, and reclassified half of the company’s emp…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:40am -
  • The times they are a changin’ for LGBT discrimination
    Last week, the The U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced a landmark determination that the Department of the Army engaged in “frequent, pervasive and humiliating,” gender-identity discrimination against an Army software specialist who had tran…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:49am -
  • Does social media hold the cure for your malingering, hooky playing employees?
    In one of the better earlier episodes of The Office, the Assistant to the Regional Manager, Dwight Schrute, thinks that one of his co-workers is faking an illness to get out of work. So, he stakes out the employee’s house to investigate and uncover…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 12:02pm -
  • WIRTW #342 (the “family photo” edition)
    Photo by Jenny Gildea Photography (who I cannot more highly recommend). Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination “How Can We Accommodate You?” — via Employment Discrimination Report Hearing Religious and Pregnancy Discrimination Cases…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:28am -

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

  • Fabric – startup HR launch, courtesy of HRTechEurope
    I’m back at HRTechEurope this week (fourth time, I think?) – and it’s clear the event is bigger than ever. I’m guessing maybe 2,500 people in total, certainly a serious buzz. Previous visits have included representing existing vendors in th…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:41am -
  • Disabling the Facebook Browser
    For the last few weeks, the Facebook app on Android has been rolling out a new feature – it’s own internal browser.  Some say it’s lighter and faster than other browsers, enabling you to skip from Facebook to links and back more efficiently (…
    - 31 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 9:19am -
  • Preparing for the European Sourcing Summit

    - 59 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:27am -
  • How to quickly check fake profiles on LinkedIn
    I’ve seen a real rise in the number of fake LinkedIn profiles recently.  There’s a wealth of signals that can give them away (language used, connection patterns, location discrepancies etc.) – but what’s the fastest way to check out whether…
    - 18 Jun 14, 9:47pm -
  • What will you be doing for iRecruit 2014?
    I’m excited to be heading out to the iRecruit Expo in Amsterdam again this summer – but this year, with a twist. In previous years, I’ve attended as a vendor, as a blogger and as a track leader for the unconference.  This year, I’m taking on…
    - 6 May 14, 9:43am -
  • Replacing your career site with LinkedIn or Facebook? Think again.
    Time for a weekend rant – gotta get this one off my chest!  I’ve heard a bunch of people previously discuss whether it’s still worth building your own website, or whether Facebook can actually replace it (indeed, the digital specialists andSoM…
    - 5 Apr 14, 9:12am -

The Human Race Horses

  • Finale
    Endings and beginnings “Everything has to come to an end, sometime.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz   New blog, same dude.   I started the Human Race Horses blog on July 14, 2007.   Since then I have published 1,530 posts of w…
    - 20 Apr 14, 8:24pm -
  • The Bane of Social Media
    Social Media Conundrums Social media is the bane of all brands. Things can go wrong so easily, often impacting your brand  without any warning. You should definitely stay away from social media at all costs. You should definitely stay away from soci…
    - 14 Apr 14, 10:04am -
  • The Internet of Peeps
     IoP = Internet of People Your car may be the future cockpit of the Internet of Things (IoT), and your house will be largely managed by apps in a few years, but the big change coming down the road is the Internet of People. (IoP).  Actually, it’s…
    - 13 Apr 14, 1:23pm -
  • Jay Hardy Sells Company to Employees
    Hardy Diagnostics now employee-owned Jay Hardy, President of Hardy Diagnostics, recently crossed a big item off of his “to do” list—he sold the company to his employees that he and his lifelong friend,Rob Shibata, founded 34 years ago.  ”I…
    - 11 Apr 14, 1:24pm -
  • Employer agrees to rescind social media policy
    On April 7, 2014, Valero Services, Inc. agreed to rescind its nationwide social media policy and to post and mail a NLRB remedial notice to its employees throughout the country in response to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (N…
    - 8 Apr 14, 7:56pm -
  • NLRB News: Live-streaming will be available for NLRB April 10-11 public hearing
    The National Labor Relations Board public hearing on the proposed amendments governing representation-case procedures, will be webcast in its entirety, viewable on the agency’s website at http://www.nlrb.gov/openmeeting. Pre-registered attendees mu…
    - 7 Apr 14, 7:58pm -

Make HR Happen

  • When is a job not a job?
    “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” – George Bernard Shaw Recently I acted on emotions rather than logic because of a hard lesson that was taught to me years ago…
    - 18 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Talent Wars – The Talent Strikes Back
    A few years ago I wrote a series of articles for job seekers based on The Art of War by Sun Tzu. There have been numerous analogies comparing warfare to business practices, but this week, prompted by a NY Times Op-Ed piece, my colleagues and I engage…
    - 4 Apr 14, 6:22pm -
  • How to Engage and Learn From Twitter Chats
    Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse at “the making of” a job search chat on Twitter? The decision that we made (a little bit me and a lot of Steve Levy and Cyndy Trivella) to move Open Mic Career Chat (#OMCchat) to Friday at Noon happened becau…
    - 7 Mar 14, 2:54pm -
  • The Tangled Dynamics of Twitter Chat Advice
    I am a regular on Twitter chat events and have been a participant, moderator and guest host on many of them. My latest endeavor is through a partnership with two scions of the Twittersphere, Cyndy Trivella (@CyndyTrivella) and Steve Levy (@LevyRecrui…
    - 5 Mar 14, 12:00pm -
  • Is There Value in Job Search Chats on Twitter?
    Probably the question should be, “Is there REALLY value in job search chats on Twitter?” The knee jerk response by most casual Twitter users is a resounding “No!” For those at the other end of the spectrum there is an almost addictive propert…
    - 3 Mar 14, 12:00pm -

No Excuses HR

  • Toxic Sleep
    I've spent years working out....and stopping...then starting again. It's not an uncommon cycle for many of us. I tried various strategies, programs and tricks to keep myself motivated. None of them had the staying power to help me move from being a…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Sworn to Believe
    It's campaign season again. That can only mean one thing...people calling each other names on television! One of my favorite criticisms is that someone flip-flopped on an issue.Wait a second. We're now attacking people because they learned something…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Arise and Purify
    Sometimes we find ourselves feeling...well... stuck. It often comes in waves. Work gets complicated despite our best efforts to add value...we miss more workouts than we should... and personally life seems a bit off track. We feel low. I hate that…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • The (Brand, Marketing, Digital, HR) Beast Inside of Me
    I get fired up about work. Specifically, my work. I've had the privilege of being a human resources leader for many years; and the longer I work in that space the more opportunities I see outside HR that can dramatically improve how I get my work don…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Choices
    “If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.”  - Dietrich BonhoefferWhen you think about where you are today...does it feel like you are on the wrong train? If so, what are you going to do abou…
    - 18 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 11:16am -
  • Don't Tread...On the Brand!
    Recently I walked into the building where my office is located, and one of our Security Officers stopped me to ask a question. She wondered why I step to the side every time I come into the building as the doors slide open? I thanked her for asking…
    - 22 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 10:45am -

The Chief People Officer

  • 21 Annoying Habits at Work
    Some people are simply, well, annoying. Unaware of their distracting and irritating behavior, they drive workers out of their minds. Based on findings from The People Group research team, below are the 21 most annoying habits at work. 21 Annoying Hab…
    - 63 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:09pm -
  • 5 Ethical Reasons for Great Workplaces
    Are you looking for a company with an ethical culture? That’s a very good idea because, according to China Gorman, CEO of the Great Place to Work Institute, “More than 50% of the largest corporate bankruptcies have happened due to unethical busin…
    - 65 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 3:12pm -
  • 15 Signs of Depression at Work
    When someone commits suicide they are indescribably distraught and filled with pain. Suicide, a method of death nobody wants to talk about, becomes their tragic version of a pain reliever. Severe depression is usually the silent assassin. Sometimes,…
    - 74 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 8:52pm -
  • 10 Big Layoff Lies
    A number of leaders are tempted to tell lies when their companies are delivering pink slips to unsuspecting employees. Lying to employees who may be losing their source of income is unethical and a sign of a toxic workplace. Lying leaders erode the t…
    - 81 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 1:59pm -
  • 29 Signs You Lack Self-Awareness
    Dr. Carl Jung, the late Swiss psychiatrist, once said, “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Society, including you and me, needs to learn from the annoying habits of others. We need to learn ho…
    - 88 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 11:50am -
  • 7 Reasons CEO’s Avoid Creating Great Workplaces
    The benefits from creating a great place to work are well documented. So, why do a majority of CEO’s avoid dedicating time and resources to create great workplaces for their people? Here are seven reasons CEO’s avoid creating great workplaces: Bo…
    - 93 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:00pm -

HR Remix

  • newThe Social Side Of Attracting Talent
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • newA New Chapter and A New Home
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 10:44am -
  • How To Resign From Your Miserable Job (Hint: Put Away the Camera)
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 25 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • Why You Need A Confidential Informant
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 32 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 10:30am -
  • #TNSHRM14
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 37 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 11:13am -
  • Do As I Say Not As I Do
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.hrremix.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 59 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:30am -

Talent Culture

  • newThe Bravery Of Being Fearlessly Authentic
    “We play the game With the bravery of being out of range We zap and maim With the bravery of being out of range…”—Roger Waters (musician and writer)Small craters pocked the desk around her laptop dock. Tiny tendrils ... Read MoreThe post T…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • newCould Employee Appreciation Transform Your Hiring Strategies?
    Employee retention is an important business consideration because high turnover rates are costly and often detrimental to overall team performance. However, even with the best retention rates, companies usually need to hire new workers once in a whi…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:30am -
  • newGetting Things Done Vs. Making An Impact
    There is a lot of discussion about productivity, but I’ve always preferred the term velocity. I’ve found that my velocity to goal determines my career velocity. By that I mean the speed and efficiency with which I achieve my goals ... Read MoreT…
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:00pm -
  • new#TChat Recap: Leadership Development: At The Cliff
    The balance of power is shifting in the employer/employee relationship. What does it mean for the future of work? The #TChat crowd weighs inRead MoreThe post #TChat Recap: Leadership Development: At The Cliff appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
  • new10 Things About Work I Wish I Had Been Told
    It always amazes me the stories I hear about people who are new to the world of work.The guys with jeans around the back of their thighs, the girls not dressed much better, headphones plugged in while they eat ... Read MoreThe post 10 Things About…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 7:00pm -
  • newBest Behavior, Best Practices: The Etiquette Of Successful Onboarding
    Let’s talk about the etiquette of onboarding new hires. Newfangled definition of bringing a new employee into your business, meet old-fashioned principle of good behavior in social situations.The process of bringing a new employee up to speed so t…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:00pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • newShould Recruiters Ask About Sex Life?
    PLAY - Should Recruiters Ask About Sex Life - Oct 29, 2014
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:56pm -
  • newAnimal Complains About The AfterShow
    PLAY - Animal complains about the aftershow - Oct 29, 2014 See Also: Animal Crew Speaks.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:23pm -
  • The Animal Crew Speaks
    Here is part of the Aftershow from October 22, 2014. Present are: Jerry Albright, Maureen Sharib, Michael Cox, Mike Astringer, Jimmy Durbin, Jeremy Roberts, Cathy Mannis and Travis Yeager. PLAY - AFTER SHOW Review of Oct 22, 2014 Show PLAY - Animal c…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 4:25pm -
  • Love
    From: Jay Ponet Love should not control, condemn, judge, or even intervene but simply accept, receive, give, and attend. Nonetheless, someone who loves you may enact her love in a manner which you legitimately find offensive. It is a mistake to belie…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 1:03pm -
  • Vulgar Videos on Facebook
    Intro: Recruiting Animal Show: Sept. 10, 2014 PLAY - Raunchy Lyrics on Facebook
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 4:45pm -
  • Jerry Has Done Everything
    A clip from The Recruiting Animal Show (Mike Chuidan, Sept. 10, 2014) PLAY - Jerry Has Done Everything Also featuring: Michael Cox, Jeff Newman,Travis Yeager, Mike Chuidan and Maureen Sharib
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 3:40pm -

Amplify Talent

  • Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit Keynote: Re-Imaging Recruiting [Video]
    Sharing some thoughts on what recruiting might look like if we built it from the ground up at September's inaugural Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit.
    - 25 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:35pm -
  • Introducing: Amplify Talent VIP Newsletter
    The Amplify VIP Program is a carefully curated collection of news and information at the intersection of Recruiting, Employer Branding, and Technology delivered to your inbox each month. We do the research – scouring media, press, blogs, podcasts,…
    - 39 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 6:45pm -
  • A Case For Reinventing Job Descriptions
    Talent is more fluid than ever. The average tenure is shrinking. Candidates don’t want to rely upon boilerplate JD’s to give them a sense of whether they should explore your jobs. They want to know about things like specific deliverables, success…
    - 46 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 12:55pm -
  • Decoding The DNA Of Great Recruiters (Part I)
    I’ve spent the fifteen years in recruiting leadership roles, hiring dozens of recruiters over that time. Some turned out to be exceptional, others never quite lived up to expectations. So, what makes a great recruiter? How do we identify those exce…
    - 53 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 12:40pm -
  • Cool Tools Quickie: Humin
    Today's Cool Tool Quickie is a new tool aimed at replacing the contacts app on your phone - Humin. Humin takes your phone address book to the next level, providing contextual information about your contacts (where you met, location, company, etc.). I…
    - 57 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 3:14pm -
  • Glassdoor Summit Preview: You Say You Want A [r]Evolution? #GDSummit
    What if...we started over. What if we built recruiting today, based on current job search behaviors and expectations? What would it look like?
    - 65 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 2:00pm -

Strategy Focused HR

  • What Do You Do When Your Career Suddenly Gets Cancelled?
    “I would advise all of them if they find another career, take it and do not look back.”This statement came from a captain in a local police force. He was referencing the layoffs that had hampered the police department in a large East Coast city.C…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:40am -
  • The New Career Mantra: Turn Every Call and Contact Into an Interview
    “I worked all those years, coming to work every day, doing a great job. Each year there was a raise and eventually more responsibility.I went home at the end of the day and came back the following day. I repeated that cycle all those years until on…
    - 13 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 12:32pm -
  • You’ll Be a Better Leader and Manager If You Don’t Believe the Hype
    She asked me to wait a minute, went to her room and came back with a piece of paper. It was a list that she had compiled of her important events that I had missed due to work commitments.Talk about a wake-up call. The list included 22 items, from her…
    - 21 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • When It Comes to Good Management, It’s All About Just Walking Around
    I can’t believe this guy. He did not show any concern as to why I was leaving. He is the CXX and he had three people leave within the past month, plus me. And with all of us, there was no exit interview or anything.When I tried to steer the convers…
    - 29 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 10:00am -
  • Getting Ready to Pounce When the Next Opportunity Comes
    “Can you make the connection for me? I would love to get an opportunity with them based on this article.”The other email read, “Could you send a copy of my resume over to her and tell her to “help a brother out.”Friday is a day for me to co…
    - 37 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 11:35am -
  • It Takes the Right Talent Mix to Get the Culture Thing Right
    “No the manager was cool, it was just that I could not survive in that culture. I had to get out.”We have all heard the phrase that people don’t leave companies, they leave managers. Well, hearing that had me thinking.Yes, this makes sense. I q…
    - 42 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 8:49am -

Interview Geek

  • new3 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…
    - 2 days ago, 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…
    - 70 days ago, 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…
    - 70 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:08pm -
  • It’s 2014: 3 Ways Technology Can Drive Your People Strategy
    Last Saturday night I sat on the patio of a local pub trying to hold back from devouring the plate of funnel cake fries sitting in the middle of the table but, more importantly, to celebrate one of my closest friend’s 25th birthday. We all went to…
    - 70 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:05pm -
  • Be an Employment Brand Junkie: My 2014 HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference Take-Away
    I love Southwest Airlines; therefore I have a Southwest Visa and avidly watch my points tally up. I have convinced myself my internal energy tank is low without Starbucks in the morning and I have to use my mobile application to pay or else it doesn…
    - 23 Jun 14, 12:10pm -
  • Labor Unions: Who The Heck Is Kain Coulter?
    Unions are out of style. Just like kids from suburbia with popped collars. Despite this “behind the times” thinking, The NLRB ruled on March 27th that Northwestern University Football players are employees and can unionize because college footba…
    - 23 May 14, 2:00pm -

The HR Field Guide

  • Guest Post: The Gender Gap in the Legal Professions (Infographic)
    The following is a guest post from John Sinden on behalf of the Washington University in St. Louis' School of Law:In 2010, the percentage of J.D. and LL.B. degrees earned by women, as a total of all degrees earned, reached 49 percent. Although this n…
    - 29 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 7:31pm -
  • Monday Morning Wisdom (No. 7)
    This week's words of insight come from one of my favorite commute songs, "Losers" by The Belle Brigade - it's equal parts humility, awesome, and business zen...Header Photo Credit: Steve Wilson via Compfight cc
    - 23 Jun 14, 5:15pm -
  • Employee Wellness is Simply a Matter of Employee Engagement
    This week's #YLLD comes in the form of a #ThrowbackThursday post - dating to April 2013 and an article I wrote, "Employee Wellness is Simply a Matter of Employee Engagement" appeared at TLNT - the tenets I proposed at the time still hold true and mea…
    - 19 Jun 14, 12:51pm -
  • How LinkedIn Has Become My Personal ERP
    Ten years ago SHRM had the notion to create subgroups based on HR specialty (a concept they've abandoned), at the time I'd recently moved from an HR Generalist role into one focused solely on recruitment - it was the job that changed my perspective o…
    - 18 Jun 14, 5:58pm -
  • Monday Morning Wisdom (No. 6)
    Some words of wisdom from a man known for building worlds of whimsy...Header Photo Credit: Steve Wilson via Compfight cc
    - 17 Jun 14, 9:17pm -
  • What Is Your Most Important Professional Achievement?
    Over the last week I've had the opportunity to participate as part of two separate interview panels for a couple of spots we're filling within our larger HR organization - both of the roles call for a certain degree of a technical skill set. The c…
    - 12 Jun 14, 10:42am -

HR Nasty

  • newHalloween Costume 2014
    It’s that time of year again. Halloween approaches and of course, it wouldn’t be an HRNasty Halloween if I couldn’t try and predict the tasteless Halloween costumes some fools will wear this year to work.   This year will probably be a double…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:45pm -
  • Find a mentor
    Read about how to accelerate your career here: http://hrnasty.com/find-a-mentor/The post Find a mentor appeared first on by HRNasty, HR gone rogue.
    - 16 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:58am -
  • Best Business Books
    An MBA friend recently entered the work force and asked me to recommend some good business books to read. He is fortunate because his job puts him in situations where he spends extended periods of time with executives. He figured that reading any boo…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 3:07am -
  • Job resume format, why your resume isn’t getting any response
    Job resume formatHow you format your job resume is the most critical step when it comes to your job search. Yes, how you dress in job interview matters, as does how you answer job interview questions. But for most of us, the job search starts menta…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 1:48am -

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

  • Recruit Different

    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 3:19pm -
  • HR Transformers: Avoiding The Age of Extinction
    Nothing says “Saturday Morning” like a good cartoon. I’d wake up early on the weekends just to see what mom was cooking and to see what adventures my favorite animated characters were about to embark on. Watching those same shows … Continue r…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • #CUPAHR14 Wrap-Up
    There’s nothing I enjoy more than being able to hang out with and grow with my peers. The icing on the cake is when all of those peers not only work in my discipline, but in the exact same industry as … Continue reading →
    - 25 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:14pm -
  • Leadership Position, Follower Mindset
    I see a lot of things in my line of work. Organizational issues, backbiting and fighting, several people that need to shut up and sit down, but more importantly, people in leadership positions that need to stand up…and actually lead. … Continue r…
    - 51 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 1:47pm -
  • HR Through Rosy Colored Glasses
    Working at a University, it’s impossible not to walk around and feel old as you see thousands of young and eager faces going to and from class. While I don’t work directly with students much, I get “drafted” every year by … Continue readin…
    - 65 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 1:43pm -
  • Social In The Smokies #TNSHRM14
    On September the 17th, I will be traveling to Sevierville, TN and hanging out with the coolest, most professionally driven Human Resources practitioners this side of the Mississippi River at #TNSHRM14. While our theme is “Life In The Fast Lane. Ke…
    - 78 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 2:04pm -

Christopher in HR

  • newService
    Who do you serve? Not long ago I worked with a client – I'm always vague so as not to breach confidentiality – and I was immeresed in old school HR I thought we'd left behind. Now, before I use … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:34pm -
  • Umber
    The witching hour arrives. This last week before Daylight Saving time is a nice one if you’re an early riser like me. Elf sets the tone be stirring around 4 insisting on her nocturnal prowl and I let her out … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 12:35pm -
  • Party Time
    You could be Dracula. This snippet of a conversation was overheard the other day as the office Halloween party nears. I'd forgotten as my schedule has me in anther office that day but most people haven't. It's a big deal. … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 10:42am -
  • Best Blogs 24 October 2014
    Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps e…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 3:18pm -
  • All That Glitters
    Beware shiny objects. I have a friend who's easily distracted. In fact, two friends like that. While it means they're engaging to speak with since they know a little about a lot, when I work with them I have to … Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 10:35am -
  • Plan B
    Sometimes you need a Plan B. Not long ago I helped a friend with some work around the house. The truth is I'm pretty handy with home repair and renovation projects and as my ex would tell you, I never … Continue reading →
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 11:31am -

Talent Anarchy

  • Are you busy tonight? Let’s talk Freak Freak Flags. #TChat
    While I know we’ve been pretty awful at posting here lately, we haven’t been sitting idle.  Joe and I have been busy creating, disrupting, and throwing sparks from stage and in other places (more on that soon).  For now, I wanted to share a qui…
    - 18 Jun 14, 4:13pm -
  • It’s Time To Get Rid Of Old School Management Thinking
    Today, we bring you a guest post from Jacob Shriar at Officevibe.  We love to give voice to those trying to revolutionize work.  And, we thought you’d enjoy this.  Check it out.   This is a warning to all companies still practicing old school m…
    - 28 Jan 14, 2:56pm -
  • On the Future of Work. And love.
    On November 11th and 12th we are going to be facilitating another Frontier Project, this one in Houston. Whereas our last Frontier Project focused on the future of H.R., this one will be focused on the future of work. The Frontier Project is a rel…
    - 7 Oct 13, 4:19pm -
  • You’re not fine. Stop saying you are. #FreakFlag
    “How are you?” We ask this question of each other all the time.  Whether we mean it is a question that will have to wait for another day.   Today, I’m more interested in talking about our answers. Maybe it’s because we suspect that many who…
    - 6 Aug 13, 11:03am -
  • Speak your Truth

    - 2 Jul 13, 12:13pm -
  • Best Practices are a Lie
    Note: This post was originally written for and posted on the Peoplefluent Blog.  Talent is the most critical ingredient to success for most businesses. We’ve progressed to where we don’t even have to argue this point with most executives. The li…
    - 27 Jun 13, 12:57pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • What War for Talent?
    Accenture’s 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey compares the expectations and perceptions of 2014’s university graduates with the realities of the working world according to both 2012 and 2013 graduates. This comparison casts a focused and sp…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • 2014 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces: Trends for Thought
    Here at Great Place to Work we’re getting ready to reveal the 2014 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list, so there seems like no better a time to talk about a positive organizational trend that’s been occurring among many of the … Contin…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • CEO Insights: The Bumpy Road to ALWAYS ON
    PWC’s 17th annual global CEO report “Good to Grow: 2014 US CEO Survey”, provides a thorough snapshot of executive leadership perspectives and approaches at the current moment. PWC’s report includes perspectives from over 1,300 CEOs from 68 co…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • HR: How Disconnected Are You From Employees?
    ADP recently released a report which, based on data they’ve collected from several studies, examines the causes and implications of a persistent disconnect recorded between HR’s and employees’ perceptions. The topic is an interesting one: despi…
    - 24 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 10:30am -
  • Pump Up Your Change Management Competencies
    IBM recently released an executive report: “Making change work… while the work keeps changing – How change architects lead and manage organizational change.” The report, based on data from their latest “Making Change Work Study” seems a v…
    - 31 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 10:30am -
  • The 2020 Workforce: Misconceptions Between Management and Employees
    Oxford Economics and SAP recently released the report “Workforce 2020: The Looming Talent Crisis” aimed at understanding the opportunities and challenges of the evolving workforce. The research is based on survey responses from over 2,700 executi…
    - 38 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 10:30am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newPODCAST - #HRHappyHour 194 - Small Improvements
    HR Happy Hour 194 - Small ImprovementsRecorded Wednesday October 29, 2014Hosts: Trish McFarlane, Steve BoeseGuest: Linda JonasThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were joined by Linda Jonas, International traveler, and Directo…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:44pm -
  • newMicrosoft Band and the Future of Wearables at Work
    As a certified data and tech geek, and a wannabee runner, (slow runner at least), I am totally fascinated and interested in the launch of Microsoft Band, the software giant's new wearable fitness tracking device. What interests me with the Microsof…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:12pm -
  • How the NBA can teach you (almost) everything you need to know about talent management
    Tonight is the opening of the 2014-2015 NBA season, (also known as the greatest day of the year in my house). I am a firm believer that sports, and particularly NBA basketball, offer some of the best real-world and public manifestations and examples…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 2:35pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 193 - Humanizing Data
    HR Happy Hour 193 - Humanizing DataRecorded Thursday October 23, 2014Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Paul HebertThis time on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish welcomed long time show friend and expert on influence and recognitio…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 1:11pm -
  • From HR Executive - On being a better HR Tech consumer
    Some readers might know that in addition to being the Program Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference that additionally I write a monthly column for Human Resource Executive (magazine and online), titled Inside HR Tech. The latest Inside HR Tech pie…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:13pm -
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Everything you want to know about Labor Force Participation
    I know that I definitely have hit Labor Force Participation a few times in the past in the often imitated but never exceeded CHART OF THE DAY series here on the blog, but now thanks to some really excellent work out of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atl…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 12:43pm -

Women of HR

  • newLearning from the Best HR Bloggers
    Editor’s Note: Several of our Women of HR contributors also host their own blogs.  Today our writer Judy Lindenberger talks about her own quest to continue to improve her blog and blogging skills. If you search the internet for the best HR blogs,…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • What Do Job Search Sites for Women Offer?
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella got a whole lot more attention than he bargained for when he opined that women in technology could do more for their careers by being patient and relying on “karma” rather than asking for raises. The implication was th…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • HR Tech Wrap Up: Key Takeaways for HR Practitioners #HRTechConf
    Earlier this week I talked about my initial impressions of this year’s HR Technology Conference – how upon arriving back home and beginning to process everything I learned I was left feeling a bit overwhelmed, and how that feeling is actually a p…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • HR Tech Wrap Up: Overwhelmed and Loving It #HRTechConf
    It’s about a week and a half since the 2014 version of the HR Technology Conference wrapped up in Las Vegas.  I once again had the opportunity to attend as part of the social media & blogging team, my second time attending the full conference.  I…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Technology, Smechtology
    What does the word “technology” do to your blood pressure when you hear it?  How about “digital space?”  “Social media?” Your answer may be different depending on a few things: Your age; Your geography; Your career choice; and possibly,…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Ten Facts About Women in the Tech Industry
      Men have always dominated the workforce, winning out over the fairer sex in both wages earned and positions held. Sadly, this trend is continuing in the tech industry today.   Even though Google has often been called one of the best places to wor…
    - 24 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

  • Honoring The Dead
    I was listening to some music recently via Grooveshark (an online music service I subscribe to) when I noticed a small, colorful icon near the bottom of the page. When I clicked on it, it brought me to a website, www.supermaneddy.com.I was set to be…
    - 24 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • The Future of HR: Pathways and Spectrums
    On Tuesday, February 11th, I attended an inaugural HR networking event here in New York City. It was entitled, The Future of HR, and Jennifer McClure (President & Chief Talent Strategist at Unbridled Talent LLC)was the guest speaker.It was an opportu…
    - 17 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • Cutting Ties: How To Disconnect From Work
    A few weeks ago the family and I took an extended weekend trip to Washington DC. It was good to get out of New York City for a while to see family and friends. As with any trip involving small children, planning is essential. We had to pack clothes,…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • In Over Your Head: How To Grow Into A Job Role
    A few weeks ago I went out and invested in myself--I bought a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera. It had been something that I wanted for a while, and was in a position to take the plunge, so to speak.My new camera.I'm enjoying it. The camera i…
    - 3 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • A Great Read - This Is Everything I Know: A 24-Hour Comic About Comics
    As a freelance consultant, I love this Tumblr post by C. Spike Troutman entitled, This Is Everything I Know: A 24-Hour Comic About Comics.It's a clear, intelligent, and engaging overview of how to achieve a measure of personal and professional succes…
    - 27 Jan 14, 2:30pm -
  • 2014: Here's To Routine and Chaos
    I wake up, say hello to the world, grab some coffee, and proceed to hustle. It may be a new year, but it's the same old routine for me.Life. Death. Rebirth. Hustle. My commitment for 2014.— Victorio Milian (@Victorio_M) January 1, 2014Over the pas…
    - 1 Jan 14, 1:57pm -

Benz Communications

Connecting Career and Life

  • Will You Be Leaving the Office Early on June 2nd?
    Will You Be Leaving the Office Early on June 2nd? May 28th, 2009 | by Leanne Apparently June 2nd is the 5th annual “Leave the Office Earlier” day. Leave it to me to learn about this “holiday” when I own my own business, instead of the 4 previ…
    - 4 Jun 13, 4:45pm -
  • An employee pledge
    Last week I wrote a Worker’s Bill of Rights. And I’m sticking to it. I think these are common sense rights that actually do not cost companies money but strengthen the employee/employer relationship, increase productivity and the bottom line. To…
    - 4 Jun 13, 4:43pm -
  • What the Celtics win can teach you about leadership
    ’m sure many of you who also follow me on twitter and have friended me on Facebook are now sick of my “Let’s Go Celtics” mentality and rants. But I’m a rabid Boston fan and always have been…so sorry, that’s not going to stop. Besides wh…
    - 30 May 13, 11:14pm -
  • What I took from the Yahoo! and Best Buy News
    What I took from the Yahoo! and Best Buy News April 8th, 2013 | by Leanne Chase I’m finally ready to weigh in on the not-so-recent news that Yahoo! brought their remote workforce back to the mother ship each day and that Best Buy is abandoning ROWE…
    - 30 May 13, 10:03pm -
  • The magic of a roundtable
    I’ve always been a start-up, smaller company kind of gal. I think the largest organization I’ve ever worked for had about 160 employees – and that was big. The post The magic of a roundtable appeared first on CareerLifeConnection.com.
    - 30 May 13, 10:03pm -
  • The Netflix email and attracting top talent
    Yep I got that email yesterday. You know the one, the one from Netflix. In it I was told the service I now get for $9.99 a month will go up to more than $16 per month starting on Sept. 1st.The post The Netflix email and attracting top talent appear…
    - 30 May 13, 10:01pm -

The Recruiter's Lounge

  • newThe Growing Value of Employer Brands [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Join our webinar on 11/12/14 at 12 PM CST about how to create an awesome employ…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:17pm -
  • How to Implement an Employee Referral Program [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Employee referrals are one of the most lucrative ways to hire employees. Accord…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:17pm -
  • TalentCircles and SwoopTalent Announce Alliance #hrtechconf
      TalentCircles© Inc., an interactive talent acquisition platform hailed as one of the most transformative HR technology solutions by enabling organizations to create and nurture their talent pools announces a strategic relationship with SwoopTalen…
    - 23 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 3:19pm -
  • Summer Slackers? Does the Hot Weather Affect Productivity?
    As the mercury rises, there are a number of impacts on office staff. Whether it be disputes over climate controls or laxity of lunch hours, the summer sun can adversely affect staff’s working environment and mentality. A survey conducted by One Po…
    - 36 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 2:17pm -
  • The Age of Social Recruiting [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Infographic Highlights: 79% of peoplare likely to use social media in their job…
    - 43 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 2:17pm -
  • Cool LinkedIn Recruiter Alumni Search Hack
    Last year, LinkedIn updated their terms of service to allow for high school age students and younger professionals to create a LinkedIn account. In the US, you can create a LinkedIn account when you are 14 years of age. This change in terms of servic…
    - 44 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 1:17pm -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • 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…
    - 38 days ago, 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…
    - 45 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 2:00pm -
  • Taking the Gloves Off: Leaders and HR
    Human resources can be complex, confusing and exasperating. Communications between leaders and their human resources department don't have to be.Unfortunately, they are.  Photo credit: iStock…
    - 59 days ago, 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.…
    - 61 days ago, 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…
    - 64 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:00am -
  • Taking Community For Granted
    We long for a place where everybody knows our name.  We seek community. While there continue to be discussions over what actually defines a community, for many, it is a sense of cohesiveness among a group of people.Let's go with that.…
    - 24 Jun 14, 11:00am -

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

  • Rethinking the Performance Appraisal Metric
    Many managers and business owners give short shrift to the daily performance counseling aspects of their job and simply rely on the annual performance evaluation to let their employees know how they are doing. While this strategy may save some time i…
    - 51 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 1:12pm -
  • 5 Dynamic Ways your Business Benefits from Partnering with a PEO
    A professional employer organization (PEO) offers your business a brighter future. The co-employment relationship promises small and medium sized businesses a new employee infrastructure, one that benefits from economies of scale in purchasing group…
    - 70 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:38am -
  • What You Give is What You Get
    On the most fundamental level, employees want a decent wage for a decent day's work. Unfortunately, this simplification does not always translate to the workplace as managers and employees have radically different ideas of what the statement means. S…
    - 86 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 3:13pm -
  • Even the Smartest Organizations Need People Skills
    The United States preeminent space agency, NASA, using the best and brightest in our country, sent men to the moon and back over four decades ago. In the ensuing years, NASA has continued to provide incalculable benefits to both the businesses and pe…
    - 22 Jul 14, 7:13pm -
  • Can You Smoke 'Em if you Got 'Em?
    What to Do about E-Cigarettes in the WorkplaceWhile the FDA has not made a formal decision as to the status of e-cigarettes, it seems that anti-smoking advocates have already laid claim to the moral high ground claiming – without any conclusive pro…
    - 15 Jul 14, 3:07pm -

HR to WHO

  • newHold On To Your Childhood Heroes
    Hold on to Your Childhood Heroes by: Chris Fields &nbsp […]The post Hold On To Your Childhood Heroes appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:48pm -
  • newThe Comic Book Hero
    We all have our heroes. And, for those of you who know […]The post The Comic Book Hero appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:44am -
  • Social Media: What Matters to YOU?
    When choosing your social media process, don't forget to ask what matters to YOU.The post Social Media: What Matters to YOU? appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 12 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 6:27pm -
  • Doctor Who Podshock Series 8 Review, Part One
    Series 8 of Doctor Who is reviewed via Doctor Who PodshockThe post Doctor Who Podshock Series 8 Review, Part One appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 17 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 1:52am -
  • The Closing of the Gate
    My MegaGate journey comes to an end. Join me as I reflect upon my 18+ years with the company that helped define who I am today.The post The Closing of the Gate appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 31 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:25am -

Change-Effect

  • Essential HR marketing
    Every day we are ultimately marketing and selling our work to our colleagues within the business. It is not something that we should be afraid of, far from it. We should be constantly focused on our target markets and delivering our messages in ways…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 8:05am -
  • The consumerisation of #HR
    We have made our organisations to complex and over managed. We need to take a step back and work harder on simplification. But more than that we need to consumerise our offering, to think of employees and managers as the end user and design intervent…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • You’re not as big as you think
    There is a lot of talk at the moment about HR and big data. The thing is, that most companies don''t have enough employees or data for it to be considered medium, never mind big. Once again we are chasing a myth and creating an industry from a fad.
    - 18 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • Engage your brain
    There is an intrinsic stupidity in our focus on employee engagement. But it isn't the thing that you probably think I'm going to say. Th stupidity comes from our belief that we create engagement, not disengagement.
    - 25 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 7:10am -
  • The fallacy of commerciality
    I've written before about my issues with the term "commercial HR". It just doesn't mean anything. Or it means different things to different people. So how do we challenge this effectively? And what can you do if you're asked about this in an intervie…
    - 32 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 6:55am -
  • These things I know…..
    When you think back to the early part of your career, what are the things that you'd like to have known? I'm speaking at an event this week and that started me thinking about the advice I would have given myself.
    - 39 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 7:10am -

PeopleTactics

  • Ensure that Your Form I-9 Process is in Compliance As Required by Law
    Are you completing the Form I-9 for your employees? And if you are completing it, are you doing it correctly? There are many specific rules associated with this form and process — and these rules can cause significant problems for employers if they…
    - 97 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 8:00am -
  • Do You Know How to Write a Job Posting that Will Attract the Right Candidates?
    Job postings are an advertisement and like any other advertisement their purpose is to get someone interested and to take action. Job postings should 1.) spur a candidate’s interest, 2.) help the candidate determine if they are a good fit in terms…
    - 19 Jul 14, 8:00am -
  • What Does Human Resources Support Cost?
    One of the first questions I often get from potential clients is how much does Human Resources (HR) support cost? This is a tough question because HR support can take many forms. For example, you could hire an employee, consultant, or administrative…
    - 12 Jul 14, 8:00am -
  • Having Fun with Your Employees Results in a Successful Business
    When was the last time you did something fun with your employees? If you can’t remember, then that’s a sure sign it’s been too long! While it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day work that needs to be done; it’s absolutely critical to…
    - 5 Jul 14, 8:00am -
  • Are You a Compassionate Boss?
    What type of boss are you? When times get tough for your employees, do you provide them with support? Or, are you more concerned with when they are going to return to work and if they have the leave who will cover their absence? Life storms (e.g., se…
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  • VIDEO: Making Internships Work for Your Business and Intern
    Last Sunday, Marissa Levin, CEO of Successful Culture and Chairman of Information Experts, and I discussed the value of internships to a business as well as some landmines to avoid during a segment on the Washington Business Report. You can click her…
    - 21 Jun 14, 8:00am -

HR Culture Club

  • Get Hired + a $4k Signing Bonus (this weekend ONLY)
    This Chick has visited more job boards than she cares to admit. Do you get a job off of a job board? No. You get information about a job, but the odds of getting a job from a job board (like Indeed.com, Monster, etc.) is about 10%. Not to mention the…
    - 63 days ago, 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…
    - 70 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 8:28pm -
  • Kick Ass Cover Letter that Gets an Interview
    Companies with awesome culture often hire for a cultural fit first and foremost, so throw out what you learned about snoozy cover letters to land an interview by writing a kick ass cover letter.  One thing most companies that care about culture has…
    - 7 Jul 14, 3:35pm -
  • Using the Law of Attraction in Your Job Search
    I’ve been nerding out on Wayne Dyer lately.  If you’re not down with Wayne, he’s a spiritual leader that uses metaphysical  teachings (think The Secret) to help you create an out-of-this-world life.  He’s written a lot of books  and I’v…
    - 23 Jun 14, 3:32pm -
  • Why Getting Fired from a Startup is Trendy
    While I love startup culture, there is a trend amongst these beer-pong playing cultures and that is hiring fast, but firing just as quickly.  If you are attracted to startup culture too, this is something you need must be aware of before sending i…
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  • Help Your Employees Find Their Next Job
    I feel like a drug dealer.  Meet me at the bar.  You can’t tell anyone.  They’re nervous, checking to see if anyone they know is around.  We talk in hushed voices… About them quitting their job. They have a job, but need a new one fast.  I…
    - 28 May 14, 3:29pm -

Accidental HR

  • newHappy Halloween
    I don’t usually post things about sentimental holidays like Halloween, but I just had to. It’s always been a blast in our household – although this year seems to be the exception. It’s the first year where we have not decorated and have prett…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:59am -
  • Gap Analysis
    I’m all over the place these days – literally and figuratively. Take this blog for example. One minute I’m sharing how I feel like I’ve lost my creative mojo, then I’m comparing your work team to onions, and then the next I’m building a p…
    - 14 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 10:00am -
  • Layers: Onions, ogres and your team

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  • The unicorn candidate
    A quick glance through my blogs posts will reveal that I have a tendency to focus on and write about the things that irritate me. Do I think it’s my purpose in life to point out the failings of others? Do I have to be as judgmental as I am? Do I th…
    - 37 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 10:00am -
  • How asking for feedback saved this blog
    If Golom had only asked Bilbo this riddle, maybe he could have kept his damn Precious. I am always asked for, but never really wanted? I am often avoided when needed and ignored when warranted? Both my presence and absence hold the power to determine…
    - 39 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 10:00am -
  • Be careful for what you wish for
    I grew up with a relatively equal amount of male friends and female friends. This started in grade school and stretched well into university and beyond. In fact, during high school, I would say that the majority of my friends were guys or at least it…
    - 57 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 11:59am -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

  • 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…
    - 80 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 4:28am -
  • Get Your Head in the Cloud with Disruptive E-Learning Technology
    I’m excited to be collaborating with e-learning company Docebo, on a series of sponsored posts and guest posts on topics ranging from Business Process Humanization to Learning Design for Employer Branding, and this first post on a review of their l…
    - 20 Mar 14, 3:21pm -
  • Here’s Why YOU Didn’t Think of That
    Dear Smart Humans, In my work around “Conscious Disruption” I talk about first Showing Up – without apology or permission in the full glory of ourselves. We are so keen to edit, so quick to hack where the shortest path to success doesn’t requ…
    - 16 Dec 13, 6:23pm -
  • 5 Steps to Being Fabulous in the Workplace and Beyond
    It’s been an interesting few months as I’ve reconnected with parts of myself that I had shelved in favour of what I thought I should be doing, how I thought I should be living and who I thought mattered (on paper). The funny thing is, I didn’t…
    - 18 Oct 13, 4:53pm -
  • Design Free or Die Hard
    “…a brand needs to know what it believes, and this way it can behave and communicate in ways that are that much stronger” — Nicolas Bordas   AND I WOULD ADD IN WAYS THAT ARE MUCH MORE HUMAN We must all view our unique creation as an act…
    - 15 Oct 13, 5:21pm -
  • Death by Conference: When Smart People Use Comic Sans
    Dear Speaker, Here’s the deal. If you get a stage to share your knowledge, it is your duty to humankind to influence the way people think, live, believe and behave — not just talk about yourself/product/service. Knowledge is only power when i…
    - 12 Oct 13, 6:15pm -

Stratify

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

Break the Frame

  • Leadership: Building an Alliance to Create Success
    I’ve been sick for a week now.  Not just a little cold, but hacking cough, sore throat, achy, and absolutely exhausted. I’m sure it’s the flu and it appears to be very fond of me.  It happens that my illness has coincided with a critical poin…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 9:30am -
  • 25 Ways to Unleash the Quiet Hero in You
    Tonight after dinner,  I cuddled with my son as he read to me as a part of his bedtime routine.  When he was done, he looked up at me and told me I’m his hero.  All I did was close my laptop, put my arm around him and listen, but to him, it real…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:30am -
  • Your Choice: Tolerate or Change?
    A few weeks ago I was talking to some friends during a dinner party at our house.  While we waited for the steak to cook on the barbecue, I was sharing my excitement for my new eCourse that was about to launch and I asked my friends:  Have you ever…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 9:30am -
  • Stretch Goals Should Inspire Not Keep You Stuck
    My kids rode their bikes home as fast as they could to tell me their exciting news!  They decided to participate in NaMoWriMo and write a book in the month of November.  The music teacher is leading the charge over lunch and recess and they’d sel…
    - 24 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 9:30am -
  • Guest Post: Be a Great Boss with an Organizational Constitution
    I’ve been a fan of Chris Edmonds for quite some time.  His down to earth attitude, combined with his incredible insights into organizational culture made an impression on me from day one.  I am a long time champion of the responsibility of lead…
    - 28 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

  • 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…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 12:38pm -
  • I was 'one of the boys' and it made me a bitch
    The danger of the boys club is not the fact that there’s multiple men in one space, it goes code red when a girl becomes ‘one of the boys’. How do I know? Because I used to be the chosen one. I was one of the boys with a bunch of guys that I ab…
    - 86 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 12:45pm -
  • Forgiving yourself for your full time job
    How amazing are biological rhythms that we just accept, like REM cycles, tides, moons, seasons – flowers that open and close at certain hours of the day. We say “yes of course, these things should have this rhythm because they are from nature and…
    - 10 Jun 14, 2:29pm -
  • When Friction with Leadership Pays
    The 2 key points to working with leadershipA leader acts like a grinding stone sharpener - you know that huge wheel of stone that you hold metal objects to and it sharpens them down to a fine edge? There's some that come with finger guards, some that…
    - 25 Mar 14, 1:17pm -
  • A Happy Death is the Worst Death of All
    Have you ever heard of hypoxia? It's the starvation of oxygen from the body, you know, like when you'e at high altitude. My partner who is training to be a pilot had to do a test of how long he could function effectively without oxygen. He explained…
    - 16 Mar 14, 12:01pm -
  • Passing the High Performance Buck Back
    This guy would have saved so much time if he just asked the dog to try opening the door first... If we really value our stars, we give them that opportunity to have a go, then we offer the support.I don't think it matters what size your HR team is, o…
    - 20 Feb 14, 11:22am -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • Why Focusing on Internal Equity Isn’t a Compensation Strategy?
        Outside of my love for both Recruitment and Talent Management lies a fascination with Compensation Strategy. It is the window of opportunity that every company has to compete for talent. Not every company can deal the same cards. Some will lag…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 8:30am -
  • Mean Girls In Leadership
      There are extreme cases of  “leaning-in” and women asserting themselves in the workplace. In fact, the asserting is more like aggression and the leaning isn’t necessarily “in” but rather on the backs of other employees. What am I talkin…
    - 22 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 8:30am -
  • “I am Revolutionizing HR” HUNITE – In Work, In Life, In The Moment
        We are a company that believes trusting and supporting the power of individuals will lead to greater things in the workplace. After more than a decade of building HR portals, we realized it was time to revolutionize the way we work, because the…
    - 39 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 1:02pm -
  • “I am Revolutionizing HR”- Social Data and The Entelo Advantage

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  • “I am Revolutionizing HR”- The One-Page Proposal
      In 2002, Patrick G. Riley published “The One-Page Proposal” that became a bestselling self-help book in North America, China, Japan, and Korea, which described how the author succeeded in helping businesses all around the world using one-page…
    - 53 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 8:30am -
  • “I am Revolutionizing HR” Series Preview
    It’s a very exciting time in HR Technology. In fact, a June 2014 article by Aliah Wright on SHRM.org, indicates an increase in both company interest and spending for HR Technology. The article goes on to state that 30% of respondents in a Towers Wa…
    - 57 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 8:30am -

Talent Vanguard

  • Networking is Dead. Long Live Networking!
    Those of us embroiled in the ‘war for talent’ often fail to appreciate that this ‘talent’ is made up of individuals fighting their own war for the job they want, or even just a foot in the door. This is the unique ugliness of our modern day l…
    - 99 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:51am -
  • Live a Deliberate Life, “Beyond the Picket Fence”
    This week, I’m interviewing Chris Taylor, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker, about his first book Beyond the Picket Fence, now available for pre-order. I was intrigued about the message of Chris’s book to live a deliberate life and wanted to know…
    - 8 Jul 14, 11:42am -
  • Everyone Must Be Exceptional
    An explicit focus in almost every area of HR is getting, developing, growing, and keeping top performers. The cream of the crop, the engaged, motivated and committed super star, showering discretionary effort wherever they go like flower petals.   A…
    - 12 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • The Tyranny of the Happy Workplace
    “An office is a place to live life to the fullest, to the max. An office is a place where dreams come true.” – Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin Have you noticed how organizations are no longer content with simply having engaged employees? Now they…
    - 14 Apr 14, 12:22pm -
  • A Complete Guide to Your Mentor
    If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I have strong feelings about the ability of mentorship to accelerate career progression and professional achievement. So, it will come as no surprise to you that I am up on my soap box at the EOList this we…
    - 18 Mar 14, 12:28pm -
  • Organizational Forgetting
    One of the very few downsides to becoming a homeowner is that people (ok, your parents), don’t want to store your things (ok, junk) anymore: “You have your own basement now.” Fair enough. That is how I found myself sorting through half a dozen…
    - 16 Feb 14, 6:24pm -

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 HR Value Proposition
    A value proposition is a statement that clearly identifies what advantages customers will receive by purchasing a particular product or service. Applied to HR, the HR value proposition is a systemic approach that makes visible and credible the value-…
    - 2 Jul 14, 9:34pm -
  • Visie op HR waardepropositie
    Een waardepropositie is een concrete uitwerking van de gekozen positionering waarmee een organisatie klanten voor haar aanbod probeert te winnen. Een waardepropositie speelt in op de behoeften van specifieke doelmarkten en gaat dieper in op de unieke…
    - 27 May 14, 6:21pm -
  • Vision of tactical management of human capital
    Tactics include the tactical management of an organisation. Tactical management is a plan for the deployment of resources and ways to achieve a particular goal. This plan should contribute to the strategy of an organisation. Strategy describes how…
    - 2 Dec 13, 4:00pm -
  • Vision of Corporate Effectuation and HR Business Model
    The pressure on HR for the creation of (more) value to an organization increases. As mentioned in my previous blog ´HR Business Model Canvas´, an HR business model describes the value proposition for the HR domain. However, the market is changing…
    - 30 Sep 13, 6:08pm -
  • Visie op Corporate Effectuation en HR Business Model
    De druk op HR voor het creëren van (meer)waarde aan een organisatie neemt toe. Zoals in mijn vorige blog ‘Visie op HR Business Model’ aangegeven, kan door middel van een HR Business Model de waardecreatie door HR worden beschreven. Echter, … C…
    - 10 Sep 13, 5:45pm -
  • Vision of SWOT analysis HR Business Model
    The SWOT analysis HR can serve as a structured planning method to evaluate the HR Business Model. The results of this method are the basis of a stronger, more competitive Business Model for HR to attract high potentials and deploy the right … Con…
    - 11 Jul 13, 8:20pm -

HR Bartender

  • newRecruiters: Target Your Audience [infographic] – Friday Distraction
    I’ll never forget a recruiting assignment I was given during my days at the airline. I had just started working for the company and my boss called. She said, “I need for you to find us a director of in-flight services.” I said, “Sure thing. I…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 8:57am -
  • newQuick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #HRTechConf Edition
    Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the HR Technology Conference in (you guessed it) Las Vegas. This is my second year attending the show and I must say the event is quickly becoming one of my “must attend” conferences. If you’r…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:57am -
  • What’s the Next Big Thing in Recruiting
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at iCIMS, a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions. The iCIMS Talent Platform was recognized as a 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner by…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 8:57am -
  • The Innovation Series (Part 1) – Can Innovation Be Taught/Learned
    I saw this question on Twitter in reaction to the post “Managers aren’t Prepared to Handle Today’s Realities and Tomorrow’s Challenges”. Can you “teach” innovative thinking? I believe the answer is yes. You can teach innovative thinking…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 9:57am -
  • Getting Ready For the Affordable Care Act #ACA – Friday Distraction
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. During the HR Technology Conference, they announced that they have added project management trac…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 8:57am -
  • What Is Ban the Box [infographic]
    This post impacts both HR pros and job seekers. If you’re not aware of “Ban the Box”, this is legislation you might want to pay attention to. It’s a civil rights movement organized to persuade employers to remove the box on applications that…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • newHow to Get the Most From Irritating People
    You don’t want to understand irritating people. You want to control, correct, or eject them. Leaders who don’t understand irritating people resort to authority and miss opportunity. Influence and personal growth decline in proportion… Continue…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:03pm -
  • newThree Ways to Protect Success
    Letting down destroys you. Maintaining and sustaining success is harder than achieving it. Humility is your companion on the way up. Arrogance trips you at the top. Three ways to protect success: #1.… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:53pm -
  • newSeven Ways to Spot Wise Advice You Should Follow
    Wise leaders listen to wise leaders. But, the danger of seeking advice is listening to fools. Avoid advice from arrogant know-it-alls who are eager to tell you what to do. 3 ways to… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:16pm -
  • 10 Ways to Find the Upside of Feeling Down
    Feeling bad about feeling sad makes it worse. Everyone knows happiness is better than sadness. Happiness prevents the flu, enriches relationships, cures dandruff, and prolongs life. No one aspires to live a long… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 12:04pm -
  • How to Develop the People You Really Want
    Leaders who neglect people seldom get what they really want. Three essentials for skillful leaders: Produce useful results. Build relationships. Strengthen culture. Successful leaders do all three at the same time – all… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 12:44pm -
  • 10 Ways to Reject Bad Failure and Embrace Good
    Some types of failure should be tolerated, even welcomed; other types should be rejected completely. Failure is good when you’re better for it and others don’t pay too high a price. Fruitless failure:… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 10:02pm -

Three Star Leadership

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LebHR

  • 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…
    - 17 Apr 13, 5:46pm -
  • How to Become World’s Best Boss: an Interview with Michael Scott
    Who’s better to sit in for an interview with than Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s own Michael Scott, “World’s Best Boss” ?! We arranged to have this great “fictional” interview with Michael (based upon actual quotes from The Office) to learn…
    - 12 Apr 13, 7:52pm -
  • 5 Great HR Blogs you Should Follow
    So you are into the Human Resources field, maybe just entering into this exciting HR career (or as Michael Scott from the office describes HR as they “suck the air out of the room they walk into” .. lol, but that’s just Michael Scott), you migh…
    - 10 Apr 13, 8:12pm -
  • Virtual Workplace 4 Key Tools and Implementation Steps
    As we had defined earlier virtual workplaces and their types, and discussed also their advantages, challenges, as well as their future .. Today we continue this discussion shedding lights on the tools and implementation of virtual workplaces. In esse…
    - 27 Mar 13, 8:05pm -

HR Observations

  • newFuture Friday: Monitoring employee well-being by testing their sweat
    I know there were probably some “ewww” responses to this headline, but there are some excellent possibilities for this technology. Think safety, productivity, and saving lives. Diagnosing with sweat According to Susan Scutti, in Medical Daily, a…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • newThe NLRB creates another test for Independent Contractor Status
    If you have been paying attention (here, here and here) the U.S. government has been cracking down on the use of independent contractors. In a big move to restrict “mis-classification” of employees as independent contractors the USDOL and the IRS…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • newHow do I terminate an employee with an H1-B visa?
    H1-B visas are special documents that allow people with special skills to work in the United States. Only 65,000 of these visas are issued annually, thus terminating someone on an H1-B is a big deal. Requirements to have an H1-B According to the Depa…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Is Your Small Business Prepared for Disaster?
    Today’s post brought to you from our friends at SocialMonsters.org You may think your small business doesn’t have to worry about recent large-scale data breaches at big companies like Target. However, experts like Defense Intelligence Agency’s…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Why it is important to your job to get enough sleep
    As we approach the weekend where daylight savings time comes to an end I thought some facts about the importance of sleep on performance were in order. I have written some similar posts in the past, see in particular Three Work Reasons to get a Good…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 12:32pm -
  • Future Friday: Training will be critical in the next decade
    According to a study conducted by Oxford Economics for SAP on SuccessFactor clients the future for many companies shows them to be unprepared in a number of different areas regarding people, talent, and HR. One area in which these companies reported…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:00am -

The Employer Handbook

  • newEmployee lawfully fired after making "shoot them all" Facebook threats
    Yesterday, I addressed how what an employee says on Facebook can mean losing a job offer. In that case, the National Labor Relations Board determined that insubordination on Facebook is still insubordination and, thus, grounds for termination.Today…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • newYes, what you say on Facebook can cost you a job offer
    Even the National Labor Relations Board agrees.Case in point, two people (Moore and Callaghan) who worked at a teen center during the 2011-2012 school year were sent re-hire letters for the 2012-2013 school year. After the school sent out the re-hi…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:00pm -
  • newHR CHEATSHEET: When an employee texts you from an Ebola quarantine tent
    Five minutes ago, after taking the obligatory selfies and between games of Candy Crush, one of your employees texted (because, calling in, as if!) from an Ebola quarantine tent to alert you that she will be out of work for 21 days, while under observ…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • Tweet today with the EEOC about the Americans with Disabilities Act #EEOC4NDEAM
    I'll be at the SHRM Lehigh Valley Annual Conference today presenting "What's Hot at the EEOC...and How to Avoid Getting Burned!" with the EEOC's Mary Tiernan.If you're at the conference, stop by with pizza and beer and say hello with pizza and beer…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • Social media blunders cost a chef and a chief their jobs
    After the jump, more proof that both entry-level employees and C-Suite executives can do dumb stuff and receive the Vince McMahon treatment...* * *
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  • Think an employee is faking sick? Check social media.
    It's that time of year again. Open enrollment, flu shots, and CareerBuilder.com's list of the most creative excuses for missing work.But before I get to that, how about some missed-work statistics based on responses from 2,203 hiring managers and…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:00pm -

Talent & Social Business

  • newOn demergers -quoted in the Business Standard @bsindia
    The folks at Business Standard did a story on demergers and asked me for an opinion on how organizations could do it better, some excerpts:According to independent HR consultant Gautam Ghosh, "A corporate spin-off is not necessarily bad news for empl…
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  • Some Twitter conversations on Social Media, Job Hunting and HR
    Today was an interesting day - I was invited by Tech Mahindra to be a guest on their #TechMChat on Social HR. Just an hour to go for #TechMChat with @GautamGhosh & @SucharitaPalepu sharing their thoughts about Social HR pic.twitter.com/ISsdpricJb—…
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  • Looking for my next gig
    So after one and a half years with Philips in two roles I am ready for the next challenge. What can I do?I can help HR teams leverage social technologies for employer branding, social recruiting, social recognition, internal communications and social…
    - 33 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 6:23pm -
  • Twitter and Blogging for Learning & Development Leaders
    Last week I was invited to present to a group of global learning leaders of a BPO/KPO firm on my Twitter and Blogging journey.This is the presentation I made.Looking forward to your feedback Social media for learning leaders from Gautam Ghosh If…
    - 33 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 6:18pm -
  • Indian HR is ready for the Tech Revolution - thoughts from #TechHR14
    Around 10 days ago I attended India's first ever Tech HR conference organized by People Matters in Gurgaon. I was privileged to be invited to speak at the unconference track in the event and host a Google Hangout with analysts Alan Lepofsky and Holge…
    - 61 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:57am -
  • Panel on Social HR at @SMWMumbai on 23rd Sept #SMWMumbai
    So I'll be speaking on a panel discussion on "Social HR" at Social Media Week Mumbai 2014.My fellow panelists would be:Heather Saville Gupta - Chief Talent Officer, 120 Media Collective (Moderator for the panel) Madhur Ramani - Co-Founder and Managi…
    - 66 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:19pm -

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

  • Sometimes all it takes is finding the right coach...
    Even if you are not a fan of singing competitions on TV (I personally haven't watched American Idol in years) the winner of The Voice last night, Josh Kaufman, was a pretty big success not only for the franchise, but for the artist himself.He had lon…
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  • Do not let planning get in the way of execution
    For those of you who are still shaking their head at the images from Atlanta and lines of cars, people stranded, walking home and sitting on the road for over 12 hours...well I join you in that head shaking.In case you missed it, here is a brief slid…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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HR Hound

  • newThe Everyday Billboard Job You Pursue
    The job that will make you famous with your picture on a billboard is the job everyday people like you pursue.Too often people work hard, pour their personal lives into their professional lives and it all becomes one. They are their profession and w…
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  • 3 Ways To Be Creative In Recruitment Marketing [#InTalent Edition]
    I just snuggled back into my home in Salt Lake City after being with 4,000 of my closest recruiting and marketing friends in San Francisco. I was at a LinkedIn event called Talent Connect or #InTalent for people on the Twitters.Everyone says Talent…
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  • To survey or Not to survey
    When to survey...When you need frontline feedback from a mass amount of people. Get their feedback, then act.When you want new and different ideas to help solve problems. Survey people and let them ask questions too.When you want to assess culture…
    - 14 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 1:57pm -
  • NO Technology is better than BAD Technology [#DF14 Edition]
    Less is more when it comes to technology solutions to serve an organization. Better yet, no technology is better than bad technology...Donna Morris, SVP of People at Adobe killed their annual performance review process and the bad technology behind…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 1:25pm -
  • 24 Divas and Ballers to Know in HR Technology at #HRTechConf [3rd Edition]
    Divas, your female version of a Vegas hustler. Ballers, your male version of a Vegas guy who has made it big.24 Divas and Ballers are getting after it on the HR Tech Exhibit floor. They walk the floor, then hustle social media to draw attention to #…
    - 22 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 2:58pm -
  • 14 Kick-Ass Social Butterflies You Need To Greet at #HRTechConf [2nd Edition]
    Social Butterflies at HR Tech are people who can habitually flirt with any HR Technology vendor or buyer, but not take themselves too seriously. They have influence, large social networks and of course create kick ass content. Make sure Social Butter…
    - 28 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 1:04pm -

Upstart HR

  • newHR Video Roundup Version I
    I am testing out something new this week and have been publishing short, 1-2 minute videos on YouTube daily as a way to get some quick thoughts out there on a variety of topics. I’m rounding up this week’s content here. Let me know what you think…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • newWhy You Should Force Your Employees to Read Books
    This topic is a bit controversial, but it’s something that I believe and stand by. Why? Because I’m a fan of reading, for one, but also because I have personally seen this work as a tool in the world of work. I’ve used books within performance…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:27am -
  • What’s Your Best Retention Tip/Driver?
    Hello, friends! This coming week I will be talking with some companies in my area on behalf of my local SHRM chapter (North Alabama SHRM). This topic will be focused on retention, and I wanted to see if you had any insights, tips, or other considerat…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 11:15am -
  • Unconventional HR Advice: Love Your People
    Last week I was listening to a business owner talk about how he leads his company. He talked through several areas he thought were pertinent, but one statement he made really stuck out. You have to love your people. -Zack Penney As I think back over…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:23pm -
  • The Real Reason People Hate HR
    First, read this from the Ask a Manager blog: HR won’t let us hold people accountable for performance I just read your column about accountability and got aggravated because one of my long-standing frustrations as a manager at the large, governme…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 11:31am -
  • Should HR Be Managing Contingent Workers?
    One of the best conversations I had last week was about how technology is changing to allow internal HR/recruiting leaders to also take over the management of contingent workers: free agents, temps, etc. But, if you’ve spent some time in HR, you pr…
    - 14 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 11:15am -

In Full Bloom

  • Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, And The “Days Of Awe” — 5775
    Not only does Rosh Hashanah begin 9/23/2014 at sundown, but my birthday follows immediately thereafter — 9/24/2014 — and it’s a big one. Not THE BIG ONE, but close enough to remind me that another decade is coming to a close. With far fewer yea…
    - 42 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:55pm -
  • Reprise — #HRTechConf And #HRTechEurope 2014 Attendee Tips
    This comes to you from our Viking Longship, Forseti, tied up in the very heart of the City of Bordeaux on its completely renewed waterfront. We’ve had a wonderful three weeks of travel in France, including a week’s wine tasting cruise through the…
    - 49 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 8:58am -
  • 2014 Edition: Do You Know How To Answer These HR Technology Questions?
    [ It's HR technology conference season, and we'd better get our shit together if we're going to get the maximum value from our time spent at these conferences. That means knowing what questions we're trying to answer before we're bombarded with vendo…
    - 52 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 8:38am -
  • Annual Reprise — Father’s Day Thoughts: Remembering Jack Samuel Bloom
    Yahrzeit Candle [When I wrote the original version of this post for Father's Day 2010, I never planned to update and then reprise this post annually. But as each Father's Day has approached, my sense of loss increases. I so wish my Dad were still he…
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  • Reprise 2014: SAP, SAP, Wherefore Art Thou SAP?
    SAP Founders 1988 — Klaus Tschira On The Left [The first version of this post was published May 25th, 2013 during the run-up to SAPPHIRE NOW 2013 and very shortly after SAP announced Lars Dalgaard's departure and Vishal Sikka's increased responsib…
    - 1 Jun 14, 1:03am -
  • Hidden Talent
    As some of you know from my tweets, I tap danced last night as part of a very special adaptation of a classic Fibber McGee and Molly radio show at our annual fundraiser, Radio Daze: OnStage With Florida Rep. It was quite a night, a successful and rea…
    - 30 Mar 14, 10:04pm -

HR Success Guide

  • newWelcoming the New Hire
    Author: Antony XavierIt’s always challenging to hire the best fit and more challenging to retain. People come with a dream and & want to work with great people & Want to belong to a great...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:30am -
  • Career Engagement Benchmarking Research
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    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:30pm -
  • Are your Leaders Talent Trappers or Talent Builders?
    Author: Anne Fulton, CEO, Fuel50 / Career Engagement GroupHere at Fuel50 we spend a lot of time talking about talent.  How to identify it, how to develop it, and most recently, how to leverage...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 11:30pm -
  • 6 SEO and Social Secrets Every Entrepreneur Must Know
    Author: Vijay GaikwadWhy should entrepreneurs and business owners care about integrating search and social into a marketing plan? They can’t afford not to. Let the statistics speak for...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu…
    - 14 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 11:49am -
  • Strategies for Bridging the Gap between the Employee and the Manager
    Author: Antony XavierMaintaining healthy employee relations is very vital for the success of any organization. In many organizations it is unclear what employees want from their Manager.Not having...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 20 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 4:05pm -
  • Welcome Back
    Author: Antony XavierIn today's scenario Job hopping has become so common. This is one phenomenon once which was seen frequently in few industries earlier, is now happening across the industries....[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 27 days ago, 4 Oct 14, 11:30pm -