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  • newHow to Communicate to Your Team About a Company Layoff
    This is a two-part series on navigating company layoffs in HR. Click here to read part 1.  A layoff might be happening at your company. As an HR professional, announcing, communicating, helping...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and re…
    - 16 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 3:17pm -
  • newStarting Up: The Building Blocks of HR Start-Up Success
    You have reached Workology PREMIUM Content. To access this content, please register here.SourceWorkology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 3:17pm -
  • Five Things to Rethink About Employee Engagement
    Employee engagement has been a top HR trend for years now. We know it’s important and we all want to increase our engagement levels, but…how? It’s notoriously difficult to raise and...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitme…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:17pm -
  • Ep 122 – How Manager Onboarding Changes Everything
    Episode 122: Don’t Forget About Onboarding Managers, Not Just Employees (@sharlyn_lauby) Research shows that new hires are more likely to leave companies within the first 18 months of their...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recru…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 6:42pm -
  • Your Pet Project Is Probably Going to Fail
    …but there might be some things you can do to avoid it.  The successful execution of a project, like the creation of any effective work environment, is reliant on the leadership of the group....Workology is the art and science of work, HR and re…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 3:17pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

Sagacity | HR

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

Micheal Vandervort

  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 17 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -
  • You need to be at WorkHuman 2018
    Only Two Days Left to Save $300 on WorkHuman 2018 Have you heard of WorkHuman?  If you haven’t, you should check it out.   It’s an event. It’s a movement.  It’s among the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended. If you know about WorkHu…
    - 18 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 8:54pm -
  • WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31
    Brene Brown and many other terrific speakers coming to WorkHuman2018 in Austin April 2-5, 2018! Rates go up on October 31st. Use code WH18INF-MVA to save $300! https://www.workhuman.com/  The post WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31 appeared…
    - 78 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 8:31pm -
  • How can HR help in Houston?
    How can HR help in Houston? There are a lot of things you can do besides just donating $10 to the Red Cross via text. See if your company has a matching program and make a donation. The organization I work for made a donation to the American Red Cros…
    - 29 Aug 17, 4:50pm -
  • What’s Your SHRM Relationship Status? Final Thoughts on #SHRM17
    Final Thoughts on #SHRM17 How would you describe your relationship with SHRM?   Member Volunteer Vendor Speaker Staff Board Member New Attendee Certified Professional In this grouping, I am or have been a 1) member 2) volunteer 3) speaker 4) new att…
    - 27 Jun 17, 7:18pm -
  • Born on the Bayou – HR Social Media #shrm17
    A big topic of discussion that ran through the week of #ASHRM17 was how the New Orleans SHRM 2009 event was in many ways the birth of the social media sphere that exists in SHRM today.  I was part of a terrific informal dinner that took place one ni…
    - 26 Jun 17, 3:22pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newHR Tech for the Smallest of Businesses
    Whenever I speak to small business groups the question comes up about HR tech that is available and affordable for small employers. We are going to be writing more about specific HR technology throughout the year, but thought we would start a post th…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • The Value of Learning and Development in Small Business
    When interviewing candidates for startup or small business roles, the most common question that comes up centers around the stability of the business. For some this is a very easy question to answer. They are well funded, turning a profit and being s…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • 2018 HR Audit Checklist
    At its core, human resource management is a tactical function that was created to ensure compliance. Without diving too much into the history, the action of governments creating laws for employers to follow, created a need for a role within every com…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • HR Strategy and Goal Setting for 2018
    In my HR career, I have found us to be a very reactive bunch. We tend to tackle whatever is in front of us or on fire with little thought to what’s ahead. I don’t think this is a deliberate action, but more a coping mechanism. Over the years HR h…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • 3 Resolutions Small Business Leaders Should Make for the New Year
    Even if you are not a typical resolution setter, there is something about the new year that gives us all a feeling of starting fresh. We have the opportunity to begin again, even if working towards the same goals. There is a renewal in the new year t…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 2:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • newIs it Ever Time to STOP Chasing a Dream?
    The internet, magazines and even the backs-of-cereal-boxes are filled with inspirational messages, stories and exhortations. Quotes abound as HR bloggers, career coaches and life style experts share words of encouragement: “You are never too old to…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:22pm -
  • Dispatches from Oz – #HRTechFest

    - 48 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 11:38am -
  • The Dark Web of EMPLOYER References
    It goes both ways of course; candidates seek information on a prospective employer AND companies search for nuggets of digestible content on a new hire. LinkedIn profiles are examined and mined not only for information but also for contacts, connecti…
    - 76 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 11:33am -
  • The Power of Many. The Power of ONE.
    Every now and again I dig into the archives. Here’s a post from 2012. Still true.  ********* Last week, in the manner that these things occur, there was a picture making the rounds on Facebook that poked fun (in an amusingThe post The Power of M…
    - 83 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 11:33am -
  • If You Can’t Stand the HR Heat…Stay Out of the Kitchen
    There’s always fascinating stuff going on where I live but this story has consumed me since I am (1) an HR lady (2) a lover-of-good-food (3) an observer of culturally-significant-moments, and (4) a Louisianian. In between all the Harvey WeinsteinT…
    - 85 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 11:23am -

HR Tech Girl

  • AI for Dummies
    What is it? Artificial Intelligence, as wiki describes it, is “any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.” It goes on to provide other definitions, but I like this derivation “a…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 8:15am -
  • Pre-hire Assessments Redefined
    Wow, that turned out to be the wrong person for the job! Felt this way after recruiting someone you hired recently? I have and I know I am not alone. This happens more often than it should in the hiring process. Most companies make candidates go thro…
    - 40 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 10:48pm -
  • Series: Part 2: What does a diverse workforce look like?
    If you have recently visited hrtechgirl, you may have read my post on Is Diversity delivering ROI?. This piqued my interest in all things diversity and inclusion. So this post looks at some thoughts around “What does a diverse workforce look like?…
    - 25 Sep 17, 11:26pm -
  • Fabulous, Functional and Affordable – the new age of HRIS
    Is your HRIS fabulous, functional and affordable? The HRIS market is exploding with options. In fact, a google search for HRIS might leave you with over 7 million results. Sounds overwhelming? I can understand why. But search for fabulous HRIS and yo…
    - 28 Aug 17, 10:44pm -
  • Reflections of a #hrtechoholic – AHRI 2017
    #hrtechoholic is a word, there I said it. And thanks to Australian HR Institute (AHRI) for feeding my hrtechoholism (yes that is another word now too!). Without any drum-roll, here are my observations from the few hours spent at the exhibition and ga…
    - 23 Aug 17, 1:19am -
  • Series: Part 1: Is Diversity delivering ROI?
    The answer is obvious. According to McKinsey, 2015 “Companies with diversity outperform less diverse organizations (15% higher for gender diversity, 35% higher for ethnic diversity)”. Surprisingly though, most companies fail to set-up their D&I…
    - 30 Jun 17, 2:40am -

PeopleGoal Blog

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

The Savage Truth

  • newThe Future of Recruitment {Podcast}
    Greg and Steve Walker of idibu talk about the future of recruitment, the necessity of change, the skills technology can replace, staying productive, and personal insights. Part 1 of this 5 part podcast focuses on the future of recruitment, asking Gre…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Jan 18, 8:12pm -
  • He made $150k by changing the KPI
    This is a story about innovation. It’s also about leadership, measurement and fresh KPI thinking. And it’s about making money. I learned the lesson in a Board Meeting with my client Donald Stout, MD of Now Careers in Sydney. (Now Careers has seve…
    - 29 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 8:47pm -
  • New! Savage Masterclass. Filling fast. Get Early Bird rate now!
    Savage Sell Sophisticated selling for the Modern Recruiter This series of half-day master classes will be held in March 2018, in nine cities in Australia and New Zealand. 600 recruiters have booked already! These will be sold out, so please – book…
    - 30 days ago, 17 Dec 17, 8:30pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Two questions great recruiters ask every time
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘Two questions great recruiters ask ev…
    - 36 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 8:00pm -
  • The dumbest thing a recruitment manager ever said to me.
    It was one of the million cups of coffee I have with recruitment company owners every year. And don’t get me wrong. I love those meetings. This is where I learn, and keep my finger on the pulse. This particular guy wanted to talk about business dev…
    - 43 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 8:08pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Are you “yesterday’s hero”?
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled Are you “yesterday’s hero”?. Let m…
    - 50 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 7:52pm -

HR Ringleader

  • newSurround Yourself With a Team of Rivals
    The idea that "having rivals on a team will disrupt things" is correct. But, it leads to a more calculated approach to the goals and can even push innovation or creativity in ways you'd never expect. Read More ...
    - 17 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:38pm -
  • Top 3 Things HR Leaders Can Do to Impact Retention in 2018
    I'm talking about tangible things that you can do today to make real impact in your organization in the next couple months. Read More ...
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 6:41pm -
  • How Word Choice and Tone Matters in Your Communciation
    The words you choose, along with tone, determine your effectiveness in communicating with colleagues. Read More ...
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 4:32pm -
  • Your 2018 Theme: Making A Difference
    We'll all have days where we don't measure up to our own standards, and some where we don't measure up to the standards of our colleagues. Read More ...
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 5:34pm -
  • Writing & Creativity: The Power of the Blank Page
    Much like when we were kids and needed a permission slip to do things, many adults fall into the pattern of not moving forward with something as if they don’t have permission. Read More ...
    - 58 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 6:00pm -

People Equation

  • Resources to Counteract Mean and Nasty in the Workplace
    In November, people observe World Kindness Day, which was started in 1998 by an international coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that wanted to shine a spotlight on the positive power of being kind. There are many corners of the world…
    - 51 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 11:30am -
  • Leadership and the Civil Workplace: It Starts with You
    Did you know that nearly half of the people in your organization are afraid to be civil to one another? According to Georgetown University researcher Christine Porath, 40% of employees say they hesitate to show civility at work because they fear peop…
    - 57 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 11:30am -
  • What Does it Mean to Work Human? Join Me in Austin, Texas to Find Out
    Would you like to bring a bit more humanity into your workplace? Who wouldn’t? Sometimes our work lives make us feel like numbers on a spreadsheet. As an antidote to the daily grind of the workplace, I attend the WorkHuman conference to hear the be…
    - 79 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 10:30am -
  • 5 Human Capital Management Trends
    There’s a lot going on in the Human Capital Management (“HCM”) industry. My role as writer and industry analyst affords me the chance to interact with many thought leaders in this arena. I recently wrote a round-up of emerging HCM trends that h…
    - 99 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:46pm -
  • Is Failure to Speak Up Impeding Your Team’s Productivity?
    As a leader, you know that productive employees bring value to your team.  Recent findings from a white paper by consulting and training firm VitalSmarts highlight the magnitude of high performers’ productivity: they are 21 times less likely to ex…
    - 5 Oct 17, 10:30am -
  • Our Egos are a Problem at Work. But Not in the Way You Think.
    The word “ego” carries a lot of baggage, with connotations like: Blowhard. Difficult to get along with. Egomaniac. Middle man to the Id and Superego. Rarely have three letters evoked so much emotional drama. In fact, perhaps you experienced a bit…
    - 25 Sep 17, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newYour Weekly Dose of HR Tech: Will Blockchain Change Recruitment?
    So, I didn’t make millions of dollars on Bitcoin and quite frankly it pisses me off when I miss bubble like this! At this point, you’re probably tired of hearing about Bitcoin and Blockchain. I’m thankful for the bubble because it forced me to…
    - 19 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:52pm -
  • newThe Power of Your Network is Still the Most Valuable Thing You Own!
    If you’re even a casual reader of this blog you know I have three sons. Two of those sons are in college. Being that my life’s work has been in HR and Recruiting you better believe they understand the importance of good grades and internships! Be…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:55pm -
  • What Happens When ‘Dad’ Doesn’t Like How His Daughter’s Boss is Managing Her?
    If you follow sports recently you can’t get away from Lavar Ball, the overbearing Dad of three really talented basketball-playing sons. His oldest, Lonzo, is a really talented rookie in the NBA with the Lakers, his middle son was at UCLA as a fresh…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 12:58pm -
  • 9 Ways IBM (and the rest of us) Should Be Reinventing Talent @IBMWatsonTalent
    Amber Grewal is the Head of Global TA for IBM. It’s a big job. She posted on LinkedIn recently and gave her 9 ways IBM is reinventing recruiting. It’s pretty good. I’m not sure she wrote it. My experience is with giant corporations that they ra…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 1:34pm -
  • LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2018
    Each year, over the past few years, I look forward to reviewing LinkedIn’s annual Recruiting Trends report. The 2018 version is no different! It’s sixty pages of insight and case studies and really digs into the hottest trends in recruiting we ar…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 1:55pm -
  • Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech – iCIMS buys TextRecruit
    iCIMS made big news this week by acquiring the best-of-breed recruiting software TextRecruit. TextRecruit is a program that uses text messaging, live chat, and artificial intelligence to help companies hire faster. One of my 2018 predictions was that…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 1:10pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • newThe CANDIDATES Are Just Not That Into You!
    I remember dating.  Sometimes it was fun, and other times I think I remember feeling like I would rather be locked in my room than to be on that date.  Usually I knew pretty quickly if there was chemistry or a match.  I can’t imagine doing it ag…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Jan 18, 9:01pm -
  • Before You Say “YES”, Ask These 5 Questions
    As a recruiter, I encounter candidates in different stages of their job search. I talk to people who haven’t looked for a job in years, and I also talk to people who change jobs regularly. It could be personal preference/choice, or it could or it c…
    - 18 Sep 17, 3:32am -
  • SALES SPOTLIGHT- Jason Bagshaw- What it takes to be #1
    This week I have the great pleasure of interviewing Jason Bagshaw of Deltek.  Jason is one of my very good friends and quite honestly one of the hardest working and most successful salespeople I know.  His answers are spot on and it is obvious to m…
    - 20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • 30 Minutes is NOT Long Enough to Interview with the Hiring Manager
    Let’s talk about the interview process for a minute. A recruiter scours the internet for the right candidates. They call the competition. They look through all of the applications. They work very hard to make sure they are identifying the right tal…
    - 12 Jun 17, 3:00pm -
  • SALES SPOTLIGHT: Bill Gostkowski
    A couple of weeks ago Bulls Eye Recruiting highlighted 3 traits that all successful sales people have in common.  I discussed that I would be highlighting sales superstars and what differentiates them from the pack.  I had the honor and privilege…
    - 31 May 17, 5:13pm -
  • 3 Traits That ALL Successful Sales People Have in Common
    I have talked to all kinds of sales people over the years.  I have talked to successful ones and ones that have really struggled in their profession.  Why do some sales people continue to crush their quota and over perform?  What drives them?  St…
    - 9 May 17, 4:00pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • The Subtle Art of Not Caring
    A promotion, a pay raise or a financial achievement should be an opportunity for celebration and acknowledgment; yet it is more likely to expose judgment, jealousy or comparison from colleagues, family and friends. Being influenced by other people’…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Rethinking How We Age at Work
    As a middle-aged female with a long career in HR communications consulting, I’ve been reconsidering my role as a “maturing” business woman. In my experience, women tend to behave in one of two ways as they get older. One camp is proud of their…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Improving Employee Engagement with Rewards and Recognition
    A recent Gallup research study shows that employees who do not feel properly recognized are twice as likely to say they will quit within the next year. Fortunately, companies can make a big difference by offering employee reward and recognition pro…
    - 71 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Cultivating Habits for Today and the Future [HR Leader Series]
    Editor’s Note: This is the third post in the HR Leader Series, in which Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais features successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.     Jenny Ooi’s passion…
    - 78 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • Helpful Resources for Women in Tech
    Google is recently caught under fire over allegations of gender pay discrimination. An employee-led probe at the tech giant alleges that female employees are still compensated less than their male counterparts, at most job levels. As a matter of fact…
    - 83 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • “People Still Matter” – #HRTechConf 2017           
      The 2017 edition of the HR Technology Conference wrapped up about a week and a half ago, and other than transitioning back to my real world day-to-day responsibilities, I’ve also spent the time since then processing what I heard and what I learn…
    - 85 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHiring Suffers From Too Much Feeling and Not Enough Thinking
    "Unless you’re stocking Dramamine in the office, maybe it’s time to step off the rollercoaster and try an approach to hiring that features fewer emotional thrills, but better results." - Bob Corlett
    - 17 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:35pm -
  • newThe Dream
    When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 2:21pm -
  • HRExaminer v9.02
    In Good at Terrified, Heather Bussing writes, “Fear is not something to fight, overcome, ignore, hide from, or defeat. It’s not a weakness. Fear is good stuff. It protects us, gives us important information, motivates us.” What is J…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 5:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #154: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    iCIMS Acquires TextRecruit, Paychex adds Tip Network, Monster wins US Treasury Department deal, UofT new gender identification option, and VC's invested the most capital in 2017 since the dotcom era
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 12:30pm -
  • Should You Trash Your Policy Manual?
    Policies are not a good way to manage. Policies don’t fix performance, attendance, or behavior issues. So, what if you got rid of your policy manual?
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:30pm -
  • HRIntelligencer v2.02
    This week's stash of insight in The HRIntelligencer includes an argument against using technology to eliminate bias.
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 1:00pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newMinnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiter - Full Time Job - Patterson Companies Chief Talent Officer - Full Time Job - Robins Kaplan Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job - Siteimprove Sr. Technical...
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 5:06pm -
  • Minnesota IT Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page… Information Security & Compliance Manager - Full Time Job - Zipnosis Full Stack Software Engineer - Contract To Hire Job - Upsie Lead Full Stack Developer - Full Time...
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 7:25pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiter - Full Time Job - Cub Foods Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Liberty Diversified International Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job - Nilfisk Recruitme…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 5:30pm -
  • State Of Startup Recruiting
    The past months I have been talking with a number of Midwest startup CEO’s, CTO’s and non tech Co Founder’s about recruiting and what to expect in 2018. The main point I left with all of them is that they...
    - 12 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 9:04pm -
  • MSP On Deck Podcast #13: Maria Ploessl, Executive Director Of MinneStar, TechStars Farm To Fork And Minnesota Tech Hiring
    Here we are with MSP On Deck Podcast #13 and with this… I am caught up. That’s right, this is our latest podcast and going forward I will posting them here as soon as they are available. This episode we...
    - 13 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 7:48pm -
  • Q&A With Minnesota Headhunter: An Intro To The Minnesota Startup And Tech Scene
    As 2017 was winding down I was getting a number of inquiries about the Minnesota startup and tech scene from people outside Minnesota. I think the recruiting trip to Chicago, the Fly in Program during Twin Cities Startup Week and...
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 7:33pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newWhen High-Pots Believe in the Uniqueness of Their Special
    In the Talent world, we hear about high potential employees all the time. “She’s a high-potential; that team is loaded with high-pots; we need a high-pot to take on that unit.” Everybody wants someone labeled as a high-potential talent. Everyon…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 3:48pm -
  • Turn Your Talent Failures Into Wins (Part 1)
    It’s a new year and business leaders are goal setting and planning out the year with the best of intentions. Just after we’ve finished scrambling to “achieve” last year’s goals, we’ve rushed into planning, without the care and strategic t…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:28pm -
  • The Word of the Year for 2018 Is…?
    I have given this some thought. No, it is not “Dilly-Dilly”. Although that may be the most used word I have heard since football season started in September. There are already a lot of words of the year out there. Tim Egan at the New York Times r…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 5:48pm -
  • What Part of the Normal American Workplace Will Be Most Impacted by #metoo?
    There’s a ton of good that’s come from the daily breaking news associated with the #metoo movement.  Creeps everywhere are being held responsible for their behavior, and society in general seems to have a higher awareness for what’s appropriat…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 6:26pm -
  • Why Resumes Need to Retire
    I spoke at a conference 5 years ago in which I declared, “resumes suck”.  The context was about over-inflated resumes filled with key words, and on the other side, employers who dismiss great talent based on a piece (or 10) of paper.  In short,…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 2:37pm -
  • Should An Attorney Be On Every HR team? Don’t Kick The Idea Out Of Bed Yet.
    A few days ago I read an insightful post from the HR Bartender herself, Sharlyn Lauby (go ahead and start following her stuff now).  The post titled, “Employees: When Should You Lawyer Up…”, answered a reader’s question about getting legal a…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 4:10pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • People Analytics: Here With A Vengeance
    I’ve been studying People Analytics for almost 20 years now and this world has really changed. In this article I’d like to give you some insights on the explosive growth,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterpr…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 5:55pm -
  • Becoming Simply Irresistible. Part 2: Supportive Management
    As our Simply Irresistible model shows below, there are five essential elements of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, a humane work environment, growth opportunities, and trust...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advi…
    - 45 days ago, 2 Dec 17, 8:31pm -
  • Becoming Irresistible Part 1: Meaningful Work
    In our Simply Irresistible model for the employee experience (aka employee engagement), we describe five core drivers of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, fantastic...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Servic…
    - 65 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 2:21pm -
  • HR Technology in 2018: Ten Disruptions Ahead
    I’ve been an analyst following the HR Tech market for almost 20 years now, and this year things are changing faster than ever. In the report we just published, “HR Technology Disruptions...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 75 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 2:52pm -
  • The New Disrupted World of Work: Seven Practices For High-Impact HR
    The world of work has been disrupted in ways I’ve never seen. We’re working many more hours (we’ve lost an entire week of vacation time since 2000), we feel overwhelmed (40% of US...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services…
    - 100 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 3:05pm -
  • Video: My Discussion with Greg Pryor from Workday about Careers and Learning
    ... Read more»Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management
    - 24 Sep 17, 4:16pm -

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • newHow Chatbots Can Solve the Most Annoying HR Problems
    Technology is an integral part of our lives. Take for example ‘Siri’, the famous and widely used voice-based mobile assistant, which plays a huge role in our day-to-day lives. Yes, the popular intelligent personal assistant can help you with almo…
    - 8 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:35pm -
  • Podcast Interview with Mira Greenland: Recruiting for SMBs: Challenges and Opportunities
    In the latest episode of the CPSA Recruitment and Talent show, Kevin W. Grossman talks with Mira Greenland, SVP Strategic Accounts and SaaS Social Recruiting Sales at CareerArc. Discover the personal character traits recruiters should look for when s…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 9:06pm -
  • Vendor Profile: APN Consulting Inc.
    APN Consulting Inc. If you need advice for anything technology related, APN Consulting Inc. is a superb choice! APN offers technology that supports a business human resources department. If you are looking to grow IT into your business, APN can help…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 2:51pm -
  • HR in 2018: The Impact of the Gig Economy on the World of Work
    The economy is booming. This is due, in part, to the prevalence of short-term contracts and freelance work. In today’s gig economy, temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and freelancers in…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 4:01pm -
  • HRchat Podcast Interview: Performance Management Tech and Strategy with Jilaine Parkes
    In the first episode of HRchat in 2018, we hear from Jilaine Parkes, President and Founder at SpriggHR, about tactics and tools which can help ensure companies accurately measure and support the development of employees. SpriggHR is an online perform…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 2:37pm -
  • Podcast Interview with Jennifer Koss: Hiring for Sales-Focused Positions
    In the latest episode of the CPSA Recruitment and Talent show, Kevin W. Grossman talked with Jennifer Koss, Sr. Account Director of Strategic Operations at WilsonHCG about what recruiters really should look for in sales candidates.   CPSA members ge…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 8:44pm -

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

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

Everyday People

  • newHR Kaleidoscope !!
    This past week I was fortunate to present to my home SHRM chapter the Greater Cincinnati HR Association (GCHRA). It was special to me because this is the place where I “grew up” as an HR professional. They provided the laboratory to get to meet p…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:13am -
  • What Are You Reading ??
    I know that it is a bit odd to ask what you’re reading when it’s currently this blog. But, I want to delve a bit deeper than the obvious because I’ve seen a flurry of posts and efforts asking if you’re reading books. And, if you are, which bo…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 12:00am -
  • These Days
    As another year comes to an end, I’ve seen sentiments ranging from “good riddance” to “thank goodness that’s over.” We have been surrounded by news of violence, turmoil, political upheaval, personal failure, on-going war and massive natur…
    - 16 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 9:40pm -
  • The Best Present !!
    As the clock ticks toward Christmas, the hype and push for more purchasing increases. It almost reaches a frenetic pace. It seems that the message is that if you don’t make that one final purchase, then your entire holiday season will be less wonde…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 2:00am -
  • Moved to Tears
    The holidays seem to raise the level of emotions everywhere you go. My wife has the Hallmark Channel on seemingly 24/7 to take in every Christmas movie she can. I peek in every once in awhile as well. It’s great to watch a story with a positive end…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 1:27am -
  • One Thing Leads to Another !!
    There’s a myth in the workplace that I’d like to take on, and hopefully debunk. The majority of work that occurs every day regardless of industry is that we strive to be “done.” It consumes us. Entire strategic plans are regularly based on th…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 2:17am -

Workplace Diva

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

Corn on the Job

  • newWhat Careers Suit Your Personality?
    There are so many careers out there to suit so many different people. Work is a place for your personality really to thrive. If you’re somewhere you hate, this just isn’t going to happen. You need to have a passion for your role, and this often d…
    - 15 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 4:47pm -
  • newDangers of Working in Construction
    There are a lot of dangers that come with working in construction. If you are thinking about starting a career in construction or even thinking about starting your own construction company, you need to be sure that you have the right safety equipment…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:17am -
  • How to Write a Resume with an AI Assistant?
    The hiring industry is continually evolving. If we compare the scenarios of the past to the present, we can find an increase in competition in the overall industry. Nearly 250 resumes are attracted on an average by any job opening. In these resumes,…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 7:18pm -
  • Workers Must Watch Out For These Types Of Wage Theft
    Wage theft is a new hot topic sweeping across the United States. The issue picked up even more steam when Donald Trump repealed wage theft protections in March of 2017. Working professionals, in particular, are rightly concerned with the prevalence o…
    - 25 days ago, 23 Dec 17, 3:30am -
  • Changing Career? 7 Ways To Make The Right Change First Time
    As we end one year and begin another, our minds can often be a whirlwind of possibilities and changes we want to make. Many of us focus on self-improvement and it can either go one of two ways. We either make promises and resolutions in the full know…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 1:34pm -
  • The 5 Largest Banks in the United States
    When choosing a bank, it isn’t always in your best interest to choose from the largest banks in the United States for a number of reasons. The one thing you ‘may’ find lacking when a bank gets that big is a definite lack of the very same custom…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 5:33pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

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

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

The HR Blog

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

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • Could You Scout Talent 24/78 365 Days A Year? #8ManRotation
    As 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, and the need for talent management and acquisition becomes increasingly important, it seems HR professionals are continually trying to keep up; being reactive instead of proactive. Imagine, instead, you had to…
    - 24 Aug 17, 6:51pm -
  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas in two weeks with a few of the 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. O…
    - 27 Jun 17, 8:16pm -
  • Three Takeaways from #SHRM17
    I'm back from another whirlwind SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans. I've attended for seventeen (17) straight years, so what did I notice in particular about this one?1.  As always, the volunteers and SHRM staff once again did an exemplary job in…
    - 22 Jun 17, 6:30pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM18 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2018 Conference being held in Chicago, IL, June 17-20.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (on…
    - 22 Jun 17, 3:56pm -
  • You're Likely Not Going to be Happy about the Box Lunches at #SHRM17. Don't Complain About It.
    It's less than a week to the SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans, and I'm busy reviewing sessions and finalizing trip details, so this will be a short, but important, post.  Here it is:Don't complain about the box lunch at SHRM.This will be my 17t…
    - 12 Jun 17, 5:13pm -
  • #WorkHuman, Artificial Intelligence, and the Voight-Kampff Machine
    One of my favorite movies is Blade Runner.  Based on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. Dick, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Blade Runner tells the story of a retired Replicant Hunter (Ford), who is called back…
    - 26 May 17, 7:02pm -

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • newAn HR Viewpoint of Trump’s Bad Language
    By now the whole world has blown up over President Trump’s “sh!thole” remark. It even caused a stir as foreign newspapers tried to figure out how to translate the word properly. Chinese media outlets are tightly controlled and have relatively…
    - 20 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:57am -
  • newSam’s Club and Walmart Face a PR Disaster Caused by Bad HR
    Walmart: Everything is awesome! Raises and bonuses for all! Also Walmart: Shh, we’re closing 53 Sam’s Clubs. Don’t look! On the same day, people. And they didn’t even tell all the Sam’s club employees that they were being laid off before th…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:44pm -
  • How I Increased My LinkedIn Views By 10x Almost Immediately
    For almost as long as I’ve been writing on the internet, I’ve been sharing my posts on LinkedIn. To be honest, I did so because it was easy. I just clicked on the little button above and that was that. I never expected many people to see what I…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 1:23pm -
  • 5 Tips for a Stronger Sick Leave Policy
    According to United Press International, 37 percent of Americans say they would go to work sick because they lack a sick leave policy that allows them to take time off to recover. At least 25 percent actually do show up sick. Sure, you might think i…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • How to Help Employees Struggling Outside the Office
    With the festivity of the holidays behind us, the upcoming winter months can be difficult. Five percent of Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder, and more than 14 million adults suffer from depression, which can be exacerbated by short…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:07pm -
  • What If It Were Illegal to Keep Your Co-Worker’s Salary Secret?
    One of the things that I loved about being an HR data person was knowing how much money everyone else made. My very first HR job was as an HR admin for the head of Compensation, and I got to run reports for her, which meant I knew everyone’s sa…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 1:47pm -

Lean HR

  • Shifting Gears
    As we’ve discussed around these parts in the past, I’ve not been writing here as much as I would like.  There’s lot of reasons (none of them terribly good), but I’ve felt like I should be doing more.  With that in mind, I’m excited to sha…
    - 12 Jan 15, 4:13pm -
  • #GivingTuesday – A Special Day for #NoKidHungry
      As we come out of the Thanksgiving holiday, it is easy to lose ourselves in the commercial gorging known as Christmas.  It’s the reason Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (or at the very least, my favorite in the second half of the year).  Ch…
    - 2 Dec 14, 2:21pm -
  • It Will Not Stand
    “However, I continue to try and I continue, indefatigably, to reach out. There’s no way I can single-handedly save the world or, perhaps, even make a perceptible difference – but how ashamed I would be to let a day pass without making one more…
    - 1 Dec 14, 2:31pm -
  • Servant Leadership: Dice
    After my recent post on the great things being done by people in our space, I decided this is too important of a topic to not continue.  And my promise to you is I won’t ever pimp out a company that I do any business with unless I tell you.  I’…
    - 18 Nov 14, 2:10pm -
  • In Praise of Single Parents
      In the process of unwinding from my last trip, I indulged in a short marathon of my TV pleasures, including The Walking Dead, The Flash and (germane to this post) Arrow.  Specifically, I had a moment in watching The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoa…
    - 15 Nov 14, 2:15pm -
  • Dubai – City of Glass and Growth
    I was fortunate enough to get a chance to visit Dubai this week.  If you’ve never been, it’s worth the flight over.  A beautiful city, built on twin pillars of opulence and arrogance.  Man made islands built from the endless supply of desert s…
    - 12 Nov 14, 2:00pm -

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

  • Plug and Pray – The Evolution of AI for Recruiting
    Long, long ago, back when job boards ruled the Earth, primitive recruiters and sourcers used to rely on an archaic tactic known as “post and pray.” By simply posting job descriptions on pretty much every career site in existence (and there were m…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 1:35am -
  • Ready for the robots: Survey says job candidates are mostly okay with AI Apps in the application process
    Artificial intelligence is taking over parts of the recruitment process. From answering initial candidate questions to scheduling interviews, and even assessing skills, this is a growing trend that is rapidly streamlining how we hire. We recently sur…
    - 27 Jul 17, 12:22pm -
  • Building An Effective Employee Referral Program
    Your best source for job candidates? Employees. CA Technologies’ Craig Fisher outlines the do’s and don’ts for building an employee referral program. Why should getting employee referrals be part of your recruiting strategy? “They tend to h…
    - 17 Oct 16, 11:46am -
  • 3 bold steps to get noticed by employers – Craig writes on @DailyMuse
    Via TheMuse.com: If you’re a job seeker, you probably dream about recruiters reaching out to you with opportunities that are just perfect. Instead of submitting your resume over and over to the black hole of online applications, wouldn’t it be so…
    - 13 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence
    Craig interviewed by The Economist. One of the most important brands you can focus on to support your company and your career is yourself.The post Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence appeared first on Craig Fisher.
    - 4 Oct 16, 6:09pm -
  • 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter
    If your tweets are falling on deaf ears, you’re not alone. According to a study by the iCIMS Hire Expectations Institute, 51% of all jobs on social media are posted to TwitterThe post 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter appeared first on Cra…
    - 23 Aug 16, 9:27pm -

Inc Blot

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

Cost of Work

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

The Buzz on HR

  • 4 Important Issues Missing from the Top 2018 HR Trends
    Last week, I wrote about the Top 5 HR Trends for 2018. If you haven’t already, please check them out. However, there are some important issues in our world-place that are impacting our workplace that were missing from that list. And I couldn’t ge…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 11:45am -
  • Top 5 HR Trends for 2018
    2018 is upon us and it is time for predictions of what this new year will bring. Here’s my Top 5 Trends in HR for 2018 (in no particular order) …  Artificial Intelligence (AI) … For years, HR has been behind the curve in the world of AI and th…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 11:40am -
  • The Best of the Buzz 2017
    2017 was a good year for The Buzz on HR, both online and off. The best part was finding my voice again as a writer and speaker. And feeling supported and encouraged by my readers to express myself fully and freely. As someone who writes about managem…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 11:30am -
  • 5 Management Lessons from Die Hard
    “Die Hard?? That’s not a Christmas movie,” you say.  The devil is a lie! Not only is Die Hard a Christmas movie, it’s one of the best everrrrr. Set at an office Christmas party on Christmas Eve with Christmas carols all up and thru both the…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 11:30am -
  • 8 Things You’ve Never Noticed in Frosty the Snowman
    Frosty the Snowman. We all know the song and have probably seen the 50 year old classic TV special. In case you don’t know or remember, some kids build a snowman and put a magicians’ hat on its head. The snowman comes to life. It plays and sings…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 11:30am -
  • 3 Management Lessons from A Charlie Brown Christmas
    A Charlie Brown Christmas is far and away my all-time favorite Christmas classic. The show opens with Charlie Brown not feeling any holiday cheer. He thinks Christmas has become too commercialized and focused on all the wrong things. He speaks with h…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 11:30am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newJobs in the New Year: Demand Outweighs Supply
    A third of Brits make New Year’s resolutions, and while hitting the gym or kicking that smoking habit to the curb often top the list, the promise of applying for a new job or pursuing a new career path is top of many people’s New Year’s Resolut…
    - 15 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 5:03pm -
  • newThe Employer Brand Catch 22
    Sponsored by SMRS There was an interesting detail in the LinkedIn 2017 Global Trends survey, recently released, around the disconnect between what’s desirable and what’s doable. Among the recruiters surveyed, when asked to name one thing they wan…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 5:02pm -
  • newDeutsche Bahn’s Talent Acquisition Strategy
    This week we’re speaking to a global mobility company that does so much more than just operating trains. With hundreds of thousands of employees globally, Deutsche Bahn has recently launched a very honest employer brand campaign. We chat with Kerst…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 5:06pm -
  • The Biggest Recruitment Lessons of 2017
    As we dive head-first into 2018, it’s worth putting away some time to take stock, reflecting on the lessons of the year gone by.  High employment levels across the board have resulted in several emerging trends, including flexible working, pay inc…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 5:08pm -
  • Why AI Will Enhance Our HR Approach
    Technology is evolving at a breath-taking pace and the HR profession role has, until recently, tended to focus on sourcing talent to support digital products and services. Emerging technologies have the potential to truly reshape the world in which w…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 5:02pm -
  • 6 Ways to Upskill Your Way to a New Job
    Upskilling isn’t just for candidates. For those in the recruitment and HR industry, investing in professional development through a range of courses, workshops, and events can go a long way in nailing that new job or gaining a promotion. With both…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 5:01pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • newMLK50: An Enduring Dream
    Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On April 4, 1968 he was murdered in Memphis, TN by James Earle Ray at the Lorraine Motel which has been converted to the Civil Rights Museum. Memphis is a wonderful town with many layers. Sure…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • Bringing HR Back: Black Mirror
    Bringing HR Back: Black Mirror It’s time to get real about where we are as a profession. We all know that the good ones never get the attention they deserve or more “airtime” than the bad ones, yet the fact remains, we can do more and better. T…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • 2017 Highs, Lows, Ups, and Downs
      When 2017 started I was pretty sure it was going to be the end of PerformanceICreate.  It had been a tough 2016 and I was not sure if I wanted to continue with it. In fact, I was pretty sure I did not. This website was started by Chris Ponder, no…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • It’s Almost 2020 and Companies Still Don’t Care About Diversity
      Remember all those articles you read five years ago about diversity being a pivotal focus of the 2020 workplace?  You probably even read one this morning.  The fact is that companies still truly don’t care about diversity.  It’s all lip ser…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Stop Catering To Your Worst Employees
      If you had a friend who: Frequently undermined your actions or words by gossiping about you Took your good actions and twisted them into something negative Tells you that YOU are the problem, while refusing to acknowledge their own role When you t…
    - 35 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 1:44pm -
  • Free #HR Holiday Advice, Party After the New Year (You’re Welcome)
      “It’s Christmas time in Hollis, Queens/ Mom’s cooking chicken and collard greens/ Rice, stuffing, macaroni and cheese/ And Santa puts gifts under Christmas trees” That’s one of the most iconic Christmas raps songs of all time by RUN-DMC!…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 2:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • How Optiver Hires Engineers & Scales Large Teams [with David Kent]
    This is the first episode of HackerRank Radio, our new podcast for engineering leaders interested in solving developers’ toughest problems today: Hiring the right developers. Hosted…The post How Optiver Hires Engineers & Scales Large Teams [wit…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • How Looker Evaluates Skills First to Foster World Class Technical Talent
      You’ve just started a new role as the head of recruiting for a 150-person startup that powers data-driven cultures for hundreds of businesses. The…The post How Looker Evaluates Skills First to Foster World Class Technical Talent appeared firs…
    - 64 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 5:09pm -
  • Take the State of Developer Survey 2017
    Thank you to those of you who are part of our community of 3M+ developers. We’re looking to learn a little more about you, and…The post Take the State of Developer Survey 2017 appeared first on .
    - 86 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 4:57pm -
  • The Best Advice from Lever’s Talent Innovation Summit 2017
    Mina Feuerhaken leads recruiting at HackerRank, a skills-based technical assessment platform empowering over 1,000 companies across industries. She’s fascinated by career choices people make, as…The post The Best Advice from Lever’s Talent Inn…
    - 26 Sep 17, 5:48pm -
  • 27 Tools & Resources to Boost Technical Recruiting in 2017
    TL;DR: View Infographic of 27 Tech Recruiting Tools  for 2017 Recruiting the best and the brightest developers in the business is hard work – especially when…The post 27 Tools & Resources to Boost Technical Recruiting in 2017 appeared first on…
    - 29 Aug 17, 4:38pm -
  • The United States of Developers
    Update: This piece was picked up by Forbes, Axios, CNET,  Venture Beat & SiliconAngle. TLDR; Which state takes the cake for the best developers? Washington outperforms California as…The post The United States of Developers appeared first on .
    - 26 Jul 17, 11:57am -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newHow likely are you to sexually harass?
    Are you tired of seeing your Facebook feed littered with the results of your friends’ quizzes, with titles such as, “Which Game of Thrones Character are You?” or “Which Disney Couple Defines You?”Well, I have one more quiz for y…
    - 19 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:30pm -
  • newToday’s America would deeply disturb Dr. MLK
    A date appropriate reminder that our nation works better when our leaders seek to unite rather than divide.We should strive to take these words to heart.      Related StoriesA real stinker of an ADA lawsuitIn all the…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 1:17pm -
  • WIRTW #489 (the “on tour” edition)
    It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a family rock ‘n’ roll update, so here it goes.If you’re in the Cleveland area, you have three chances to catch Fake ID this month.The Sky Zone shows are free. Tickets for the Symposium…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 12:32pm -
  • An argument for a more reasonable bereavement leave policy
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about death.These past few days have been the first time I’ve had to deal with it on a family level as an adult. And there’s a lot to think about.And it’s not just the grieving, and the cryi…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:25pm -
  • The 2nd nominee for the “worst employer of 2018” is … the arresting school board
    There are lots of correct ways to respond to employee complaints.Handcuffing and arresting the employee is most definitely NOT one of them. Yet, this is exactly what the Vermilion, Louisiana, school board did when a teacher…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 1:54pm -
  • Sadness
    We are incredibly sad today, as my mother-in-law passed away. Norah told me that her head was swimming and that she couldn’t process her emotions. I told her that while I couldn’t tell her how she should feel, I could share with her…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 12:53pm -

The Recruiting Unblog

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

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • 5 Ways to Overcome Cultural Barriers in the Workplace
    As businesses continue to grow their operations in different countries, the need to make workplaces more and more diverse has never been so important. Employees from different cultures are bringing divergent thinking and original ideas to their workp…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 6:35pm -
  • Mastering Safety In Your New Business
    Source There are many things you need to think about and get used to in order to ensure that your business treats its people well. Buy one of the most important, and something which will always be a primary concern or entrepreneurs everywhere, is saf…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 7:15pm -
  • You’ve Been Successful in your Career, Now Be Successful in Life
    It’s not easy to find success in your career. You work hard to acquire the educational certificates you need to enter your profession, and can then spend years getting to the point where you can feel you’ve finally made it in your career. But wha…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 7:13pm -
  • Last Minute Gift Ideas For Your Colleagues
    With only a few days left before Christmas you may be scrambling to find gifts for your colleagues at work. Could be a gift of thanks or for a gift exchange but whatever the reason, here are some suggestions of gift ideas that meet every budget range…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 1:49am -
  • How To Effectively Increase Your Investment Income
    Investors have long understood the importance of proper diversification of assets when it comes to growing income. This is one of the fundamental principles of investing. However, people would have a lot more wealth to spread around if it were truly…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 4:24pm -

Make HR Happen

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

No Excuses HR

  • newSenior Leaders, Cheap Talk, & Being Present
    "Culture is to recruiting, as product is to marketing."- Hubspot's Culture CodeCulture, Culture, CultureThe word culture sure gets thrown around a lot, don't you think? For me, it's right up there with values. If I hear one more executive espouse th…
    - 18 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:29pm -
  • Flowers 'AND' Weeds
    I put a lot of energy into (trying) to be a positive person. I'm talking...fired-up, today is awesome, I love everybody and everything...kind of positive. It's not fake, or insincere. It's who I am.Being HumanDespite my commitment to being Mr. Positi…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 1:17pm -
  • Who was the last?
    person you complimented on your team?person you mentored?person you helped during a tough time?person you supported to receive a promotion?person you were courageous enough to give honest feedback to?person you held accountable?person you told was a…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 1:38pm -
  • New Year, Old Challenge
    "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward."- Amelia…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 3:31pm -
  • HR is Messy
    A few years ago a member of my team asked me a question. We were discussing a sensitive issue that required some finesse to work through. I was also working toward a specific outcome, and knew I needed to take several important steps in order to get…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 1:17pm -
  • Should Have Known Better
    "That time I pushed for what I thought was best, without really listening to what my colleagues were telling me."I should have known better."When I didn't take the time to fully understand all of the politics involved."I should have known better."The…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 1:04pm -

The Chief People Officer

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

HR Remix

  • Where Leaders Go Wrong
    Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are t…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 12:30pm -
  • Are You The Man (or Woman) Behind The Curtain?
    Wizard of Oz Spoiler Alert! The Wizard of Oz is a mysterious and terrifying leader. Sitting atop his castle, he appears to his subjects as a frightening, disembodied head. Only after Dorothy and her motley crew visit, do we realize that the Wizard is…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 12:32pm -
  • How To Make Better Career Decisions in 2018
    My Advice To You This New Year: Have a Code “You, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by. And so become yourself because the past is just a goodbye.” -Neil Young “A man must have a code.” – Bunk “Oh, no doubt.” – O…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 12:15pm -
  • Why I’m Defiant
    You may have noticed I have not been writing a lot on HRreMix. The truth is I’ve been a bit bored with blogging lately.  Like everyone else I seem to be spending a lot of time on the visual: watching too much “prestige” tv and posting photos o…
    - 72 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Lack of Curiosity is Killing Your Career
    And Your Organization No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives. – Neil deGrasse Tyson People are terrified to ask questions. Over time that fear of asking questions, the inability to…
    - 7 Aug 17, 11:15am -
  • #HRTailgate : How to Be An HR Social Media Rock Star
    Have you ever scanned a job candidate’s Twitter account as much as their resume? Thought about using social media to showcase your HR expertise? You’re not alone. Social networks are changing the landscape of offices around the world, and the imp…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:15pm -

Talent Culture

  • new5 Common Bad Hires and How to Prevent Them
    Recruiters and hiring managers both dread the same scenario: After the first month on the job, the new hire is […]The post 5 Common Bad Hires and How to Prevent Them appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 17 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • new#WorkTrends Recap: Real-World Testing Your Business Idea
    If you’re like me, you have 10 different business ideas in the back of your head. But whether you’re an […]The post #WorkTrends Recap: Real-World Testing Your Business Idea appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 7:19pm -
  • newShare the Score to Truly Engage Your Employees
    Today, I want to talk employee engagement, what it really looks like, and why a scorecard is such an important […]The post Share the Score to Truly Engage Your Employees appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • 4 Reasons On-Site Fitness Centers Have Become Key Recruiting Tools in the Struggle for Talent
    It’s no secret: Today’s employers are struggling to recruit top talent. Current government statistics tell us the U.S. employment rate […]The post 4 Reasons On-Site Fitness Centers Have Become Key Recruiting Tools in the Struggle for Talent ap…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • #WorkTrends Recap: Pacing for Growth
    What’s your big plan for your business or team in 2018? We all want to stretch, improve and grow, but […]The post #WorkTrends Recap: Pacing for Growth appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 3:07pm -
  • Are You Living an Accidental Life?
    By nature of having both a seven and nine-year-old living under the same roof as me, I get the privilege […]The post Are You Living an Accidental Life? appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 3:00pm -

Recruiting Animal

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

Amplify Talent

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

Strategy Focused HR

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

Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

  • "The Who Behind Your Why"
    I'm excited to share that I have a new article up over at TalentCulture titled, "The Value of Value Propositions." For a sneak peek of my latest, read on:Industry, products and services, customer base – these are all things that differ in terms a…
    - 61 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:06pm -
  • "The Magic Eight Ball of Recruiting"
    In what is the first of two articles I have going up this week, my new piece on the idea of predicting the talent fit pre-hire, titled "The Future of Hiring is Quality of Hire," is now live at ERE. For a sneak peek, read on:The function responsible f…
    - 64 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 1:38pm -
  • "Season of Change"
    It's been a bit crazy this past year, as anyone that bothers to read posts around these parts probably surmised. Over the course of these last 15 months, I presented at the CUPA-HR National Conference (2016), got a new boss, saw my role grow and expa…
    - 65 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 5:27pm -
  • "Everything You've Ever Wanted. . ."

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

  • Why you should interview your personal friends when they apply at your company
    I am not going to interview my friend!You just referred a friend of yours to apply for a job at your companyFriend comes in for an interview and your manager likes your referralHiring manager asks you to personally interview your friendYou resp…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 5:24am -
  • ESPP explained in layman’s terms (employee stock purchase plan)
    Take responsibility for your career and your retirementEmployee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)I just read a stat that stated that the average American household has less than $5000.00 in savings for retirement. With the start of a brand new year, I t…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 6:54am -
  • How parents can turn the Christmas experience into interview training
    Kids that were not prepared for the big interview with the CEO of ChristmasSeason of Birth ControlAs we move into the Holiday season, I find I really enjoy this time of year. I am able to break out my heavy sweaters and overcoats that I only have…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 3:37am -
  • The company Christmas tree AKA Ornament Hanger
    They don’t make em’ like this anymoreCompany Christmas tree breaks the rulesJust because I work in HR doesn’t mean I have to follow all the rules. I prefer guidelines and today’s post is a glimpse into how Johnny Law, the HR deputy tries…
    - 48 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 4:05am -
  • Thank you, site re-design and audio downloads
    HRNasty wants to say “Thank You”Thank you for your support. If you are a long time reader, you have noticed a new site design. It has been about 8 years since this blog first started and it’s about time for an update. When I first started thi…
    - 55 days ago, 23 Nov 17, 3:57am -
  • Top 5 unintended messages that crush careers. It’s not what you say, it is what is heard that matters
    Intent vs. impactEffective communication (in Corporate America)As a guy working in HR, effective communication matters. I need to be careful with what I do and say. As much as the rules and policies apply to everyone, they apply more to the peopl…
    - 62 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:10pm -

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…
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  • The Day HR Got Real – My Worst Day on the Job
    HR Gal FridayI love Louisiana and, in particular, Baton Rouge. I love LSU even though our governor, Bobby Jindal, seems dead set on stripping all its funding and turning it into a Diesel Driving Academy with a football team. I gripe about mosquitoes…
    - 7 Jun 13, 1:02pm -
  • The Most Important Component of Your HR Career

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

RU HRelevant

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

Christopher in HR

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

Joe Gerstandt Blog

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

China Gorman Blog

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

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

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newStriking for a 28-hour work week: What happens when workers feel like they have the upper hand
    Over the weekend while taking a break from freezing and shoveling snow, I caught this recent piece from the Guardian - German workers strike for the right to two-year, 28-hour working week'.Turns out in Germany the combination of the traditionally…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 1:31pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 309 - The Importance of the Manager - Employee Relationship
    HR Happy Hour 309 - The Importance of the Manager - Employee RelationshipHost: Steve BoeseGuest: Adam Rogers, CTO, Ultimate SoftwareListen to the show HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Adam Rogers, CTO of HR Technolog…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • CHART OF THE DAY: The Changing Composition of the US Workforce
    There are only two websites you need. Actually three, if you count this one. And hint, none of them are Facebook. I promise you that one day you will regret all the time you wasted with Facebook. But I digress.One is BLS.gov, the Bureau of Labor S…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • What comes after the smartphone?
    Today, January 9, 2018, marks the 11th anniversary of the launch of the original iPhone, when back on January 9, 2007 the late Steve Jobs introduced the world to the gadget that would change personal, workplace, and social technology profoundly.Eve…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 2:09pm -
  • SAVED FOR LATER: A word about words - the ones your use in your public job listings
    Since no one asked, a quick word about the process I have used for ages to find/save ideas for blog topics.I use Feedly, (while pouring one out for the late, great Google Reader), to subscribe to about 400 news and information sources on topics lik…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • Millennials are the best. And so are Baby Boomers
    Quick and amusing take for a 'Freezing to Death Friday' in Western New York.Take a look at the below chart, courtesy of Lendingtree.com survey of 1,000 US workers on perceptions of co-workers spanning three generations at work - Millennnials, Gen…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 3:01pm -

Women of HR

  • The Subtle Art of Not Caring
    A promotion, a pay raise or a financial achievement should be an opportunity for celebration and acknowledgment; yet it is more likely to expose judgment, jealousy or comparison from colleagues, family and friends. Being influenced by other people’…
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  • Rethinking How We Age at Work
    As a middle-aged female with a long career in HR communications consulting, I’ve been reconsidering my role as a “maturing” business woman. In my experience, women tend to behave in one of two ways as they get older. One camp is proud of their…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Improving Employee Engagement with Rewards and Recognition
    A recent Gallup research study shows that employees who do not feel properly recognized are twice as likely to say they will quit within the next year. Fortunately, companies can make a big difference by offering employee reward and recognition pro…
    - 71 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Cultivating Habits for Today and the Future [HR Leader Series]
    Editor’s Note: This is the third post in the HR Leader Series, in which Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais features successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.     Jenny Ooi’s passion…
    - 78 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • Helpful Resources for Women in Tech
    Google is recently caught under fire over allegations of gender pay discrimination. An employee-led probe at the tech giant alleges that female employees are still compensated less than their male counterparts, at most job levels. As a matter of fact…
    - 83 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • “People Still Matter” – #HRTechConf 2017           
      The 2017 edition of the HR Technology Conference wrapped up about a week and a half ago, and other than transitioning back to my real world day-to-day responsibilities, I’ve also spent the time since then processing what I heard and what I learn…
    - 85 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

Benz Communications

Recruitifi Blog

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

HR Hardball

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

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • Yes, I am Judging You
    If it looks like I have been judging you, it's because I have. If it wasn't me evaluating how you chose to respond on a group email and coming up with a snarky response I'll never deliver or predicting the negative impacts of your personal motivatio…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • Motherhood and Cliche
    My daughter is 16, going on college. I remember being pregnant worrying about what I would do if the baby was sick on a day I couldn't be off work. The worry was for nothing. My answer was clear the moment I saw my daughter for the very first time -…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • A Reluctant Exerciser: On the Road to Recovery
    I completed The Fast Factory Challenge today. My goals for the 6-weeks were pedestrian: recharge my exercise routine,  clean up my diet, and downsize my menopausal muffin top . Not for one moment did I entertain the idea of shifting my lifelong rela…
    - 61 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:22pm -
  • Changing the HR Story
    The new year presents a fresh start. If there is something you'd like to start doing, stop doing or change the way you are doing it, this is when many jump on the resolution train. Whether you are a resolution-maker or not, making something better is…
    - 12 Jan 15, 12:00pm -
  • My Leadership Sweet Spot
    Leaders must be learners and last week I completed the Healthcare Leadership Development Program. It was great program focused on each of us as individual leaders, the healthcare environment we operate in and leadership in crisis. As a wrap-up, each…
    - 23 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Learning From Those We lead
    There were times when I thought I knew it all: fresh out of college with a diploma that said I was educated, reporting for my first assignment with a shiny 2nd Lieutenant gold bar that said I was in charge, or stepping into an HR Director role with y…
    - 16 Sep 14, 2:00pm -

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

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Change-Effect

  • newThe 7 qualities of exceptional practice
    Creativity – Whilst it might seem a strange one to start the list with, the ability to bring creativity into design and problem solving is one of the aspects that really sets exceptional practitioners apart. We can all suggest something we’ve don…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • That’s not a gap, not if you look from over here…
    The BBC ran an article this weekend highlighting the gender pay gaps of a number of companies that had already reported. The original article is here. Already we’re starting to hear some interesting responses to the debate that it has raised: It’…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Room 101 – 2018
    The first working week of the new year and the air is full of resolutions of hope and good intentions. At the same time, we’ll all be making assertions about the things to watch in the coming year. Frankly, I’m beyond predictions, who knew what t…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Five simple things
    1) Learn in times of adversity – when things are tough you’re forced to look at life with a level of granularity and forensic inspection that can be absent in normal or easier times. Understanding the insight you gain, but not dwelling on it, is…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • The only precedent that matters
    Many times throughout my career, I’ve discussed the issue of precedent. I imagine in HR departments up and down the land, people are arguing what might or might not set one. Pronunciation /ˈprɛsɪd(ə)nt/ An earlier event or action that is regard…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • Five simple steps to improve social mobility
    I was genuinely saddened by the news this weekend that Alan Milburn and others were resigning from the board of the Social Mobility Commission. I’ve had interactions with this work for the last seven or eight years and I’ve been a big champion of…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 8:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • Ready… Set… Take Action! Tips for Making Your Goals a Reality.
    It’s the beginning of a New Year and time to ACT on your goals! Continue the momentum of a fresh start by putting your action plan for achieving your goals into motion. Here are some critical steps to help you achieve your goals this year: Focus; D…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 1:10pm -
  • Setting HR Goals: Make 2018 the Best Year Yet
    Most likely, you have engaged in some sort of strategic planning session as we approach 2018. When looking at the year ahead, ensuring your HR goals align with the overall business strategy is critical. After all, your people are what propel your bus…
    - 39 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • From my family to yours… wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hello! The holiday season is upon us. A time of year for gathering with family and friends, reflecting on our successes and challenges, and looking ahead to the New Year. This time of year is particularly special to me as I begin to reflect on all of…
    - 53 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • How to Host an Enjoyable (and Safe!) Company Holiday Party
    When the idea of a company holiday party comes up, as a business leader you may get visions of the movie Office Christmas Party in your head – what an HR nightmare! Never fear, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season as a team – without…
    - 67 days ago, 11 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Designing an Education Assistance Program That Is Right for Your Company
    Over 50% of companies today offer some type of education assistance. And it’s not too hard to see why – employees that participate in their company’s education assistance program are more likely to be promoted and stay long-term (contrary to th…
    - 81 days ago, 28 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • The Benefits of an HR Audit
    The word ‘audit’ does not usually elicit feelings of excitement; however, taking time to thoroughly review a process is essential to keep things running smoothly. Conducting a proactive HR audit is a great way to give yourself peace of mind (espe…
    - 95 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

  • newMy expectations for 2018 (and why last year can suck eggs)
    I recently said that 2017 could end any day now because I was done with it.  As if on January 1st everything would re-set and we would be starting fresh.  That would be nice, but the reality is far from that. Last year was one of the most difficult…
    - 18 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:24pm -
  • The simple act (and gift) of offering help
    I know, it’s been 4 months. Give me a break, if you can wait 11 years between Avatar movies, then surely 4 months isn’t that big of a deal.  Unless you have no intention of seeing Avatar 2…but why wouldn’t you?  You saw all of the Harry Pot…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 11:58am -
  • Dealing with the laundry in your head
    I used to write because I liked trying to sort out what I was thinking – I have always been much more successful at expressing myself in writing than in speaking.  As someone who needs to reflect a bit, digest and then make sure I`m clear – writ…
    - 25 Aug 17, 11:58am -
  • The price of saying yes
    I have a history of backing out of things.  I would like to think that most of these decisions were sound and that there was a reason that I decided to not pursue whatever course of action I was on. There was a time when I would have reflectively sa…
    - 3 Jul 17, 2:10am -
  • Midyear: Are we there yet?!
    Midyear review season is upon us and it is a time for reflection.  A time to look back over the past six months at all that you have accomplished.  Or, in my case, wonder what they hell just happened and how am I going to spin this.  I mean, it wa…
    - 2 Jul 17, 10:25am -
  • Sweating the little things
    Years ago someone gave me the book “Don`t Sweat the Small Stuff“ (with the cutesy subtitle: “and it`s all small stuff“). I can`t say that I was overly impressed at what I considered to be the implication that I get worked up over little thing…
    - 24 May 17, 5:15pm -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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

Stratify

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

Break the Frame

  • newWhat’s Your Personal Leadership Garbage Disposal?
    My entire life, I’ve lived in houses with garbage disposals. In fact, I assumed that it was something everyone had and only in adulthood learned that was not the case. Here, in Australia, most people I’ve met in my town have never seen a garbage…
    - 21 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 10:30am -
  • Making the Hard Choice Between Pain and Persistence
    Alone on the enormous beach, it was as if we had discovered a secret paradise. The crystal clear water barely had a ripple, the sun was hot with the perfect cool breeze, and we took a collective deep breath as we looked out on the deep blue expanse…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 10:30am -
  • New Year, New You? Not Exactly.
    Every time the new year swings around, most of us load up on resolutions and promises designed to ensure that this year will be different than the last. We’ll be healthier, happier and more successful than ever. Boo on last year bring on the new ye…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 10:30am -
  • Now Is the Perfect Time to Break Down Your Boxes
    This week I’m doing what most people dread – moving. It’s not that making a move is bad; it’s exciting. The crappy parts are packing up your current house, sorting through the years worth of things that should have been tossed long ago, and c…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 10:30am -
  • How to Find Balance When Your Life Is Overfilled with Tasks and To-Dos
    I admit it, I rarely enjoy the checkout experience at the grocery store despite the fact that I’ve met some funny, kind, and engaging people while waiting in line.  It’s the bagging of my purchases that makes my blood pressure rise.  Part of me…
    - 36 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 10:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • The Only Thing Leaders Should Have Top Of Mind For 2018 is Integrity
    021071000010 This is the time of year that predictions are made and data is shared about what the strategic and operational goals are for the upcoming year. Although management firms spend an inordinate amount of time and money collecting this data a…
    - 63 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 4:44pm -
  • Screening Applicants Using Social Media: What You Need to Know
    100061000020 Photo by William Iven on Unsplash Almost everyone uses social media, but should you use it in your recruitment process? Many recruiters are turning to social media to help solicit applications so it makes sense that those same individ…
    - 84 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 1:42pm -
  • I Used To Love D&I: Why I’ve Fallen Out of Love With Diversity & Inclusion
    121051000150  Diversity and Inclusion was not my intended path. It was something that I knew very well at the ground-level being most often the only black woman in the companies, departments, and teams I worked for. Nonetheless, it wasn’t my focus…
    - 91 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 4:27pm -
  • 6 HR Epiphanies Learned Through 6 Years of Blogging
    0220100000020 Yesterday was my 6th year blogiversary for this here blog. I am eternally thankful for the ride I have had to date with this blog. After 10+years of living HR day-to-day (6 of which I have spent writing about it too) — you have many a…
    - 12 Sep 17, 11:01am -
  • Five Ways Video Can Enhance Your Recruitment Process
    011050000010In an increasingly mobile world, many businesses are beginning to shift towards more effective execution within their HR departments. Implementing video into the process of recruitment not only provides an integral solution for businesses…
    - 21 Aug 17, 11:30am -
  • Five Questions That Will Lead You to the Best ATS
    000080000020Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored guest post. I will receive compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services, and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statement, I will…
    - 7 Aug 17, 5:00am -

Talent Vanguard

  • newHow Being a Bad Manager Made Me a Better HR Person
    This week I read that about 70% of US managers are afraid to talk to their employees. This produced a series of conflicting thoughts: I sort of sympathize. I want to avoid talking to anyone about 70% of the time, so #twinsies, you know? It also deser…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 3:46am -
  • Tell Me About It…
    It’s a bright, shiny new year, and the world has been given a fresh start. Good thing too, since we really need a do-over after 2017. But underneath the flurry of optimistic resolutions and ardent promises to eat better and exercise, we’d be wise…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 3:43am -
  • What the People I Learned From in 2017 Learned in 2017
    I learned a lot this year, even if you don’t count all the things I learned for a second or even third time (sigh). I’d been vaguely thinking that I should write something about these lessons, when I had a flash of inspiration. Instead of sharing…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 6:53pm -
  • Losing the Map
    As the end of the year draws closer, I find it hard to resist the urge to plot out goals for 2018. I’m a planner and find goals highly motivating. In years past I’ve taken time to carefully plan annual objectives and break them down into the quar…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 3:40am -
  • What HR Needs to Do Now
    The tide of revelations about sexual harassment at work has continued to go out, receding to expose an ugly landscape that has been there all along. I suspect that I’m not the only one who has found it shocking and yet also depressingly unsurprisin…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 4:08am -
  • How We Get Corporate Wellness Wrong
    December is upon us, and with it come admonitions to enjoy a season filled with peace, joy, and reflection. In reality, it’s also a mad scramble to finish projects and see people before the arbitrary temporal landmark that is December 31st. Prevail…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 3:33am -

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

  • newVisie op Agile HR
    Boskma, Buizer, van de Hoef, Peters en Zelen behandelen in het boek ‘Agile HR’ de (on)misbare rol van HR in wendbare organisaties. In het boek staat de volgende vraag centraal, namelijk: ‘Hoe richt je een organisatie en daarbij behorende HR-fun…
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:25pm -
  • Vision of Workforce Analytics – getting started
    In the book ‘The Power of People’ Guenole, Ferrar and Feinzig discuss the emerging phenomenon ‘Workforce Analytics’: the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in workforce-related data to inform decision making a…
    - 38 days ago, 10 Dec 17, 3:33pm -
  • Visie op Workforce Analytics – aan de slag
    Guenole, Ferrar en Feinzig behandelen in het boek ‘The Power of People’ het opkomende fenomeen ‘Workforce Analytics’: het ontdekken, interpreteren en communiceren van betekenisvolle patronen in arbeid-gerelateerde gegevens ter ondersteuning v…
    - 40 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 6:51pm -
  • Vision of Workforce Analytics – the fundamentals
    In the book ‘The Power of People’ Guenole, Ferrar and Feinzig discuss the emerging phenomenon ‘Workforce Analytics’: the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in workforce-related data to inform decision making a…
    - 80 days ago, 29 Oct 17, 7:23pm -
  • Visie op Workforce Analytics – de grondslagen
    Guenole, Ferrar en Feinzig behandelen in het boek ‘The Power of People’ het opkomende fenomeen ‘Workforce Analytics’: het ontdekken, interpreteren en communiceren van betekenisvolle patronen in arbeid-gerelateerde gegevens ter ondersteuning v…
    - 81 days ago, 28 Oct 17, 5:34pm -
  • Visie op de disruptieparadox
    In deze blog wordt een recensie gegeven over het boek ‘De disruptieparadox’ van Menno Lanting.  Allereerst wordt een samenvatting van het boek gegeven waarna wordt afgesloten met een review en conclusie. Samenvatting Het boek ‘De disruptie…
    - 8 Aug 17, 8:05pm -

HR Bartender

  • newOrganizations Need to Address the Core Issues with Performance Reviews
    Performance reviews continue to be hotly debated. Remember, the review is just one part of the performance management process. Keep these 3 key things in mind.The post Organizations Need to Address the Core Issues with Performance Reviews appeared f…
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 9:57am -
  • newJob Seekers: 12 Things that Recruiters are Looking For Right Now
    Recruiters share their list of things that job seekers do well, need to do better, and should start doing now. No more guesswork! This list is developed by full-time professional recruiters.The post Job Seekers: 12 Things that Recruiters are Looking…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 9:57am -
  • Employee Experience: Make it Easy to Buy, Use, and Share – Friday Distraction
    Customers prefer products that are easy to buy and easy to use. Kronos shows us that the same applies to the employee experience. Employees want an easy experience.The post Employee Experience: Make it Easy to Buy, Use, and Share – Friday Distract…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 9:57am -
  • 5 Ways HR Can Leverage a Marketing Mindset for Real Results
    Marketing has had a connection with human resources since the beginning. Branding and recruiting are just two examples. Turning employees into brand ambassadors is the key.The post 5 Ways HR Can Leverage a Marketing Mindset for Real Results appeared…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 9:57am -
  • Affordable Care Act (#ACA): Don’t Forget Your 2017 Requirements!
    Affordable Care Act changes will impact 2018. But we still have to remember our 2017 requirements. ComplyRight shares with us many resources to make that a whole lot easier!The post Affordable Care Act (#ACA): Don’t Forget Your 2017 Requirements!…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 9:57am -
  • Want a New Job in 2018? Here are 10 Things You Need to Know
    Many people will be looking for a new job. There is a lot to know about recruiters, resumes, references and job interviews. Here are 10 great resources to help you land that new job.The post Want a New Job in 2018? Here are 10 Things You Need to Kno…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Jan 18, 9:57am -

Human Resource Management

  • Corporate Nirvana – A Tale of Urban Enlightenment
    Book Author: Sonali D'silva (Talent Development Professional, Author and Avid Blogger)I have been one of those professionals who had no time for myself or for reflection and had lost touch with my...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 30 Jun 14, 6:33am -
  • Take another Shot
    Click on the image to enlarge and view.Click Here to visit our Thought Catalog.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 11 Jun 14, 1:31am -
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    - 1 Jun 14, 2:23pm -
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    - 20 May 14, 7:15am -
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    - 19 May 14, 3:35am -

Leadership Freak

  • newHow to Know if You’re a Manager or a Leader
    You’re not managing just because you run meetings or have a title. You might own the place, but that doesn’t make you a leader. Think of leadership and management as distinct ways of… Continue reading →
    - 19 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:18pm -
  • new3 Principles of Feedback that Works
    I wrote, “Don’t give your boss feedback on his poor performance,” in, “Solution Saturday: My Boss is a Terrible Leader.” So, what makes feedback work? Feedback: Angry faces, loud horns, smiles and thumbs… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:28pm -
  • newSecret Sauce Sunday: Fortune 300 CEO Shares Top Secret to Success
    Secret Sauce Sundays are my opportunity to invite leaders who I respect to share ideas that have changed their leadership. Today, Doug Conant shares his secret sauce. For the past 20 years of his… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 9:12pm -
  • Solution Saturday: My Boss is a Terrible Leader
    Hi Dan, I’ve been visiting, enjoying, and learning from your blog for few months now. Thank you for all the insight and wisdom you share on a daily basis! I can’t help but… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 2:22pm -
  • At Least 85%* are Not Self-Aware
    Reject the thought that you’re self-aware. Odds are you don’t see yourself and you don’t see yourself as others see you either. Dangers of self-blindness: If you don’t see yourself, you can’t understand… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 1:57pm -
  • 3 Laws of Vitality: Defeat Energy Vampires Before they Defeat You
    Energy vampires* cheer when: Urgencies distract from priorities. Meetings suck the life out of people. Tough conversations get rescheduled or avoided. Elephants – taboo topics – crowd conference rooms. Outdated systems and processes… Continue r…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 4:48pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newshould I tell my boss her photo is terrible, my boss calls me a “baby,” and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My boss is using a terrible photo — should I say something? I work remotely as a part-time assistant for a former professor of mine from college. We’ve known each other for a few years now a…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Jan 18, 5:03am -
  • newmy boss is a notorious liar, and he yells too
    A reader writes: My boss is a notorious liar. All staffers are aware of this, and, in fact, it’s become somewhat of a running joke around the office. Some of this takes the form of exaggeration (“Five different people told me…” means one pers…
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:59pm -
  • newI don’t want to share my personal life with nosy coworkers
    A reader writes: I work for a small company on a project with a major client. Recently, I had a family member become sick and hospitalized. Because I knew that I would more than likely would be taking some time off, I was sure to talk to the client a…
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 5:30pm -
  • newwhy didn’t I get a full-time offer after my internship?
    A reader writes: Something has been bothering me for the last few months. I worked at a financial company as an intern over the summer. My job dealt with computer programming, so my assignments were based on that and a big group project presentation…
    - 16 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 3:59pm -
  • newtelling a rude candidate we’ll never interview him, someone is going through my trash, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. How can I tell a rude candidate that we’ll never interview him? I am pretty used to giving feedback to rejected candidates. I know how terrible to have a great conversation with a recruiter an…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jan 18, 5:03am -
  • newupdate: my employee lies and says other people’s work is her own
    Remember the letter-writer whose employee was claiming credit for other people’s work?  Here’s the update. Thank you so much for answering my letter and to all the commenters – I really appreciated all the advice there. The reply and comments…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 6:59pm -

LebHR

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

HR Observations

  • new5 Human Resource Management Goals for Your Small Business
    I occasionally publish the work of freelance writers who write about human resources. Today’s guest writer writes about HR and small business.   It’s that time of year: suddenly everyone is swearing off sugar and joining a gym. But when you wor…
    - 18 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:12pm -
  • newWhen is the best time to make important decisions?
    Last week I reported on some information from Dan Pink’s new book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. I mentioned that I was getting my copy that day and I would be writing about my reading of the book. This is the first report of sever…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:05pm -
  • Future Friday: What are you doing to prevent the ongoing “brain drain”?
    When you read the term “brain drain” most of us envision freshly trained, younger students, leaving a state or country and taking their talents elsewhere. Many of us have not thought about the brain drain that is occurring at the other end of the…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 12:05pm -
  • A new test for determining if your intern should be a paid intern
    The US Department of Labor is in the process of becoming a “friendlier” place. One such change has come in the form of a new test to determine if an intern can be an unpaid intern or if they should be paid. No longer six factors In 2011 I wrote a…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:05pm -
  • When minimum wage may not mean what you think it means
    Under the FLSA the minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Does that mean that no one can get paid less than that on an hourly basis, or is there another way to view this? Is paying less than $7.25 illegal? Two Xerox employees made claim they were being paid…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 12:05pm -
  • The best time to deliver bad news
    Dan Pink’s new book was released today. My copy is to be delivered by 8 pm according to Amazon. Some people, however, are privy to advance copies. Eric Barker, author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree, both the blog and the book, got an advance copy of…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 12:05pm -

The Employer Handbook

  • newWhat does it take to be individually liable for discrimination? A lot.
    Image Credit: Photofunia.com Most discrimination lawsuits involve a single, individual plaintiff and, on the other side of the “v,” a company as the sole defendant.  But, sometimes, that plaintiff will name additional individual defendants too,…
    - 20 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:30am -
  • Dear Handbook: Is it cool if I spray air fresheners to mask my co-worker’s obnoxious chronic body odor?
    Image Credit: Photofunia.com For Amber Bridges, a former City of Indianapolis employee, it allegedly got her fired. But, that didn’t stop her from filing an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Spraying ai…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 11:30am -
  • Dude, where’s my car?
    Image Credit: Photofunia.com The title of this blog post is somewhat misleading. Yes, this post combines cars and employment law. But, more than anything, it was just an excuse to use this cool image, play The Cars – a song called “Drive,” no l…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 11:30am -
  • The Trump DOL just unearthed a bunch of employer-friendly Bush-era Opinion Letters.
    Image Credit: Photofunia.com Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor did more for employers than just revamp its internship test. It re-issued a slew of opinion letters to help employers with sticky wage-and-hour issues. I’ve highlighted a few of…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 11:30am -
  • Lawsuit: Google discriminates against male, white, and conservative employees.
    Image Credit: Photofunia.com Remember that male Google software engineer who got fired last year after posting a 3,300-word criticism of Google’s diversity policies on the company’s internal website. If you don’t check this out. Well, guess w…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 11:30am -
  • DOL buries its 6-factor internship test 6 feet under
    Image Credit: Photofunia.com On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced here that it was changing its test for whether a company needs to pay its interns. Well, let’s take a step back. The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that requ…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 11:30am -

Talent & Social Business

  • Future of Jobs, #FutureOfWork in the age of #ArtificialIntelligence, Gig-economy - The #India perspective
    “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future” – goes a Danish quote. One routinely sees the fallacy of predictions even by experts. That’s because we overestimate the quantum of change in the short term, but under-estimat…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 6:15am -
  • Happy New Year wishes to all of you
    As 2017 draws to a close, here's wishing all of you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year.May 2018 bring you meaningful and purposeful work, continued love of your close ones, and lots of new learnings!If you want to talk to me about a story or a…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 8:20am -
  • Chatbots, AI, HR Tech - quoted in this article by @toymango in Economic Times
    My friend Tanmoy Goswami was working on an article on chatbots and AI and reached out to me about the earlier wave of HR technology (which we called ESN, Enterprise 2.0 etc)Tech-enabled engagement platforms have a patchy history. Before bots, there w…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • Interviewed by the students of IIITM Gwalior on HR, #socialmedia and @v_beyond
    The students at IIITM Gwalior interviewed me for their atudent magazine and they've published it online on their blog.You can go read it here.Some excerpts I wanted to highlight.On my social media journey:Well I was lucky I started blogging in 2002 a…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 6:07am -
  • Listed amongst 100+ Brilliant HR Blogs
    A company called USA Mobile Drug Testing put out a list earlier this month in which they included this blog at number 19 in what they called 100+ Brilliant HR Blogs to Follow It was an honor to be listed amongst some of by longtime blogging friends l…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 10:38am -
  • My blog post on #diversity #hiring #recruitment at the @v_beyond blog
    Diversity is no longer a “good to do” thing for corporate around the world. It’s become a “must do” imperative. Studies around the world from academic research to research by consulting firms like McKinsey and Deloitte point to the fact org…
    - 54 days ago, 24 Nov 17, 6:50am -

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

  • Moving Beyond The Brand – What Are You Buying?…
    When you buy something from a company, you expect to be treated like you are the most important person to the people on the other end of the cash register. You signed up to be treated like gold and for a company, there is a lot of work that goes beyo…
    - 11 Aug 17, 5:22pm -
  • The embarrassing but successful launch of a new product
    One day, I will be embarrassed about the first bag of coffee we roasted and shipped. Creating something new is exciting and also a vulnerability test. There is a lot of work behind a new product that does not get to see the light of day. I am happy w…
    - 11 Jul 17, 1:22pm -
  • Roasting Coffee at the source – Guatemalan Speciality Cafe Owner – Zach Daggett
    Did you know, coffee grows well in about 29-35 countries? In this podcast episode, I interview Guatemalan specialty coffee shop owner, Zach Daggett. After college, Zach did several trips to Guatemala and realized that coffee was something he had to e…
    - 20 Jun 17, 1:16pm -
  • SPECIAL DEAL For The First 100 – #Sumato100 – Coffee Talk
    The first 100 people who are willing to take a chance on a start-up and give them their hard earned money are people worth paying attention to. At Sumato Coffee Co., we launched last week and earned 73 customers. Yeah. I call them our #Sumato100. We…
    - 9 Jun 17, 1:23pm -
  • What I am doing now – Sumato Coffee Co.
    Right now I am doing the hard work of starting a business. I am leaving HireVue in the coming weeks. I am focused on doing it right. I am leaving HireVue better than when I found it and I am ending things professionally and with my personality on the…
    - 22 May 17, 12:45pm -
  • How Do You Talk To Yourself At 5AM…
    Psst - Gentle Reminder...How you talk to yourself is a sign at how you view life. Do you call yourself a dumbass? You are not a dumbass. Would you call the people (family, friends, co-workers) around you a dumbass? If you do, you know that is not ri…
    - 20 Apr 17, 12:46pm -

Upstart HR

  • newOnboarding: Creating Connections to Coworkers and Culture
    The onboarding process can be one of the most overlooked areas for organizations needing a quick win in the overall employee experience. Instead of leveraging this process as a way to drive engagement and create a lasting impression, some organizatio…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:48pm -
  • Will an HR Certification Make Me More Valuable for a Senior HR Role? [Reader Question]
    HR certification questions are often seen as pretty binary: either I get one or I don’t. But in reality there’s a lot of nuance to the decision. Should I get an HR degree or an HR certification? Will this help my career? Can it make me more compe…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 1:05pm -
  • Talent Lessons from the Transportation Industry [Podcast]
    How should you structure your talent attraction and retention strategies if you are in an industry where there are sharp declines in talent entering the field, high turnover rates, and a physically and emotionally demanding job description? That’s…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 1:29pm -
  • Lessons on Culture & Engagement from the Trucking Industry [Podcast]
    Host: Ben Eubanks Guest: Randy Swart, COO, A. Duie Pyle What would you do if you found out that you were facing a drastic shortage in the primary candidates you hire? How would you work to retain the workers you have while simultaneously marketing yo…
    - 18 days ago, 30 Dec 17, 3:16pm -
  • Artificial Intelligence for HR (a practical viewpoint!)
    I’m in the middle of writing a book. Yes, a BOOK! I’m having fun and writing a ton, but I’m also looking for a little help. See, I need some examples from vendors and employers to help me fill in a few case studies and would love to feature you…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 12:19pm -
  • Want to Meet in 2018?
    As the year winds down one of the things I’m spending time on is scheduling out my 2018 year. Travel, conferences, speaking, etc. I have several events on the calendar already where I’ll be speaking (such as the HRPA Conference January in Toronto…
    - 31 days ago, 17 Dec 17, 12:22pm -

In Full Bloom

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

HR Success Guide

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

David Jackson HR

  • Bound in Blockchains
    We have all clicked “I Accept” on terms and conditions that we’ve never read. Somehow, it doesn’t feel the same as writing our signature on a piece of paper; we would never physically sign a contract without reading it. So what happens when o…
    - 49 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 9:13am -
  • Rigid Thinking for a Fluid Future? Why Matthew Taylor is Wrong
    At the first in a series of #VibrantEconomy events at Manchester Metropolitan University tonight, Matthew Taylor of the RSA talked about the future of work. Rather than focus on the complexity of the challenges, and the radicalism required, what we g…
    - 61 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:10pm -
  • Skinning the Interface: the case for Augmented Reality
    The headline grabbing claims that human workers will be replaced by robots are misleading. Currently, there are only about 5% of jobs that could realistically be replaced by robots. There are though a million jobs that could be done better, faster an…
    - 64 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 8:35pm -
  • ‘#FinDom’: A case study of how work is changing in the 4th Industrial Revolution
    When we think about the future of work, we often think about three key principles: The use of tech to enable fast cheap start-ups; having more than one source of work and income; and the roles that robots will or will not be able to replace. We can s…
    - 65 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 12:30pm -
  • Humanity, Community and Automation
    We talk boldly about the benefits of reducing low skilled jobs and automating repetitive processes, but we mustn’t lose sight of the human value of ‘micro-interactions’. It is in these small moments of kindness or service that we experience and…
    - 67 days ago, 11 Nov 17, 2:32pm -
  • Why Employment Rights cause misery, and how to replace them
    There is an important role for government in protecting people from exploitation and abuse. But there is also a point at which these protections become so conservative in nature that they do more harm than good. With the rapid acceleration of change…
    - 67 days ago, 11 Nov 17, 8:42am -

Thinking About Learning

  • My #3GoodThings for this week
    I facilitated my first proper session with a management group in my new role. I’m really pleased to have got this under my belt. Being new in a company means some initial lag before you feel confident in understanding the context and delivering som…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:39pm -
  • L&D are business leaders, too
    I often hear how L&D need to be better aligned to the business. That when we design and deliver solutions of varying sorts, we have to ensure business leaders are bought in. That we’re not part of HR. That L&D are a cost to the business. How we nee…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 7:52am -
  • Things will be ok
    It’s tough at the moment. The constant threat of a world war looms with an unhinged President in Trump and equally unhinged leader in Kim-Jong Un. Brexit is only set up to be a disaster. And if we look at human history, here’s some things that gi…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 7:10am -
  • The art of doing nothing
    I remember listening to a talk, I think by Alan Wallace, where he was talking about the discomfort people have of doing nothing. He shared about how people are so uncomfortable in being with their own thoughts, they would rather play a pointless game…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 12:23pm -
  • Communities of Practice; L&D Connect
    In 2011, I attended my first set of events which were organised through social media. It was an absolute watershed moment in my professional development. Through mostly Twitter, and at the time the #connectinghr hashtag, I connected with some really…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 1:25pm -
  • Santa and engagement
    Oh yes, I went there. At this festive time of year, I got to thinking about the myth of Santa, and the many different stories that have been created about him. But moreso, what would the elves be doing for their L&D? Santa’s clearly the chairman. B…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 9:36am -

T Recs

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

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • newUm Yea: Not Another 2018 HR Tech Trends Post.
    Here’s a good way to kick off a new year: for the first time in like, a decade, I’m actually not dreading writing one of those annual preview posts. See, if you’re in the recruitment content marketing business (a pretty shit nice, TBH), every y…
    - 17 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:21pm -
  • Git Up, Git Out: Why Prisons Are Killing Diversity in the Workplace.
    If employers truly cared about diversity, then a felony conviction would be a non-issue for recruiting, if not an asset.
    - 36 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 2:33pm -
  • The Road to Hella: Why Silicon Valley Doesn’t Really Matter Anymore.
    It’s no secret that I’ve long hated the San Francisco area. These reasons, of course, extend beyond the more obvious, superficial stuff. While I have a sincere and deep-seated animosity for Giants and Golden State Warrior fans, streets that perpe…
    - 90 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 1:35pm -
  • HiQ Lawsuit: When LinkedIn Loses, Everybody Wins.
    Throughout its history, LinkedIn has slowly, albeit deliberately, evolved from what used to be a fairly innocuous social network into one of the internet’s most extensive sources of personal data. Some of this, of course, is inevitable, given Linke…
    - 16 Aug 17, 1:14pm -
  • The G Spot: Google Gets Into the HR Tech Game, Because Why Not?
    For a function long consigned to being something of a technological backwater, the very thought that the most ubiquitous, transformative and, arguably, the most innovative company in the history of technology has thrown its hat in the recruiting ring…
    - 24 Jul 17, 1:04pm -
  • Something You Forgot: Sentiment Analysis for HR and Recruiting
    Despite our near obsessive fixation on “employee engagement,” this term remains largely amorphous and highly ambiguous, a subjective subject at best. Inherently, HR knows that an engaged workforce is more satisfied in their jobs, more productive…
    - 17 Jul 17, 12:48pm -

HR Remix

  • Where Leaders Go Wrong
    Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are t…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 12:30pm -
  • Are You The Man (or Woman) Behind The Curtain?
    Wizard of Oz Spoiler Alert! The Wizard of Oz is a mysterious and terrifying leader. Sitting atop his castle, he appears to his subjects as a frightening, disembodied head. Only after Dorothy and her motley crew visit, do we realize that the Wizard is…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 12:32pm -
  • How To Make Better Career Decisions in 2018
    My Advice To You This New Year: Have a Code “You, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by. And so become yourself because the past is just a goodbye.” -Neil Young “A man must have a code.” – Bunk “Oh, no doubt.” – O…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 12:15pm -
  • Why I’m Defiant
    You may have noticed I have not been writing a lot on HRreMix. The truth is I’ve been a bit bored with blogging lately.  Like everyone else I seem to be spending a lot of time on the visual: watching too much “prestige” tv and posting photos o…
    - 72 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Lack of Curiosity is Killing Your Career
    And Your Organization No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives. – Neil deGrasse Tyson People are terrified to ask questions. Over time that fear of asking questions, the inability to…
    - 7 Aug 17, 11:15am -
  • #HRTailgate : How to Be An HR Social Media Rock Star
    Have you ever scanned a job candidate’s Twitter account as much as their resume? Thought about using social media to showcase your HR expertise? You’re not alone. Social networks are changing the landscape of offices around the world, and the imp…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:15pm -

101 Half Connected Things

  • Onboarding
    Onboarding is a terrible term. Somewhere someone’s CV has ‘I coined the term ‘onboarding” written on it and they should be proud of getting something into such common usage and slightly apologetic that we use such an odd term to mean ‘make…
    - 53 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 10:24am -
  • Sorry. 
    That last post wasn’t finished. Technical issue at this end. Since I can’t undo emails the only options appear to be to pretend it didn’t happen – or apologise and wish you a good weekend… Apologies – and have a good weekend. 
    - 53 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 8:27am -
  • My job – come and get it
    For the last (almost two years) I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to head up the CIPD’s relationship with our branch network and with our Council. Our branch network is one of the world’s biggest communities of HR and people development practi…
    - 4 Oct 17, 6:30am -
  • L&D, specialism and accessibility
    I love the L&D profession. I know great people doing great work in enabling organisations and people to flourish. I also lament, at times, the profession’s ability to progress its own thinking and activity and a reliance on outmoded methodologies o…
    - 25 Sep 17, 6:32am -
  • What else would need to change…
    I’m on a flight to Aberdeen to chat to some folk about the future of work. I’ve just read a piece by Tim Harford in the on board magazine about how we ignore less glamorous inventions in favour of exciting and more obviously revolutionary technol…
    - 6 Sep 17, 6:48am -
  • They need to #learn… Or maybe… 
    There is a framing issue with thinking about organisational capability (and individual capability) that has been troubling me. And that’s the posing of organisational issues as learning needs –  rather than learning needs AND/OR required systemi…
    - 22 Jun 17, 6:53am -

Switch and Shift

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

Leadership Freak

  • newHow to Know if You’re a Manager or a Leader
    You’re not managing just because you run meetings or have a title. You might own the place, but that doesn’t make you a leader. Think of leadership and management as distinct ways of… Continue reading →
    - 19 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:18pm -
  • new3 Principles of Feedback that Works
    I wrote, “Don’t give your boss feedback on his poor performance,” in, “Solution Saturday: My Boss is a Terrible Leader.” So, what makes feedback work? Feedback: Angry faces, loud horns, smiles and thumbs… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:28pm -
  • newSecret Sauce Sunday: Fortune 300 CEO Shares Top Secret to Success
    Secret Sauce Sundays are my opportunity to invite leaders who I respect to share ideas that have changed their leadership. Today, Doug Conant shares his secret sauce. For the past 20 years of his… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 9:12pm -
  • Solution Saturday: My Boss is a Terrible Leader
    Hi Dan, I’ve been visiting, enjoying, and learning from your blog for few months now. Thank you for all the insight and wisdom you share on a daily basis! I can’t help but… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 2:22pm -
  • At Least 85%* are Not Self-Aware
    Reject the thought that you’re self-aware. Odds are you don’t see yourself and you don’t see yourself as others see you either. Dangers of self-blindness: If you don’t see yourself, you can’t understand… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 1:57pm -
  • 3 Laws of Vitality: Defeat Energy Vampires Before they Defeat You
    Energy vampires* cheer when: Urgencies distract from priorities. Meetings suck the life out of people. Tough conversations get rescheduled or avoided. Elephants – taboo topics – crowd conference rooms. Outdated systems and processes… Continue r…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 4:48pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 1/16/18
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:00pm -
  • newFour Picks for 2017’s Best Book
    If you read a lot, you may find that choosing a “best book” is like selecting a favorite child. Well I asked the Intentional Reading Panel for “your pick for “best book you read in 2017,’ along...
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 7:00pm -
  • newBoss’s Tip of the Week: Play “What if?”
    The great bosses I’ve worked with are constantly playing the game of “What if?” in their head to help them prepare for “surprises.” Think of it as ad hoc scenario planning. Ask yourself...
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  • Weekend Leadership Reading: 1/12/18
    Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take...
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 7:00pm -
  • 2 Magic Words
    “May I have some more ice cream?” “What’s the magic word?” “Please, may I have some more ice cream?” I’ve been on both sides of that conversation. I’ve been the kid who wanted more ice cream and I’ve...
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 7:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • Go to Human Resources…if you dare!
    Go to Human Resources. In a time when sexual harassment victims are speaking up in a variety of industries I’m seeing more and more people ask, “Where was HR?” … “Did anyone go to HR?” I’ve just scrolled past these comments and kept my…
    - 78 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 3:08am -
  • 3 ways Technology has made me a better HR Pro
    If you thought this was a blog post about the many HRIS options out there you can just close this page now. For those of you that want to know what I’m talking about that’s not an HRIS here it is: Google. Y’all…. I can google anything! It’s…
    - 20 Jul 17, 12:50pm -
  • Participation Trophies at Work
    Found this post while cleaning up my drafts and decided to publish it. I wrote this almost two years ago, yet didn’t need to change a thing.   I have yet to meet a millennial that enjoys being called a millennial. I often hear from my fellow gener…
    - 17 Jul 17, 1:51pm -
  • Stay in touch #SHRM17
    It never feels like enough time at national conference. Every one is back home by now and getting in their usual work routine again (after a 12 and a half hour crash to recharge our introverted batteries-just me?). We are all catching up on what we m…
    - 29 Jun 17, 1:30pm -
  • Leading the witness
    Often times we are eager to interview candidates to join our organization and some times we get so excited or have so much information to cover that we make this common interview mistake – we lead the witness. With an estimated 5-6 million jobs op…
    - 26 Jun 17, 12:11pm -
  • Three Interview Rule
    I’ve always suffered a bit of a professional identity crisis. Am I recruiting or am I HR? Am I both? Are they one in the same? I’ve gone back and forth, but one thing I can say without a doubt that fits with both HR and Recruiting is solid relati…
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Don't Forget to Remember

  • newSaint of Circumstance
    For all intents and purposes, most may believe that 2017 was an exceptionally trying year. The political climate has bred contempt, frustration has created disagreement and turmoil seems ever-afoot.I have found as life grows longer, so the edges get…
    - 11 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:24pm -
  • Top 5 - 2017
    Friends -Another year has come and gone; a painful year in many ways. When times are challenging the influence of art becomes of paramount importance. So, it is with great pleasure that I review with you the year in music.St Vincent and Weezer return…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 8:43pm -
  • A Million Oysters
    One of the world's finest chefs crashed and burned. He was at the absolute apex of one of the world's mostly subjective and challenging professions serving transformational cuisine in Paris. With his success came the pressure to be original, creative…
    - 35 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 10:18pm -
  • So Much Wasted Time
    As a 70's pop singer departed the earth his final words were, "so much wasted time".After 67 years it would be a shame to discover your precious time had been wasted. Or would it?When your time is up, how will your legacy present itself? Having spent…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 4:59pm -
  • Don't Lend Your Hand
    "It was later than I thought when I first believed you, now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools"- Jerry GarciaIn the midst of these fatiguing times, the above excerpt from a song written in 1974 entered my mind, the prose somehow timely.When…
    - 83 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 8:46pm -
  • 10 Years After
    Today marks my 10th year in the human capital management industry. I was prepared to write a post about all the things done well and the opportunities missed, but you've read 500 such posts on this blog.What does it really mean for a man nearing his…
    - 86 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 4:17pm -

Employment Law Navigator

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

What Goes Around

  • Feel The Fear : And Do It Anyway
    The Brook is a lovely community arts venue, bar and restaurant, owned by Andy and Thea Brook. As a family we started visiting The Brook about two and a half years ago. Since then Keira has had a birthday party there, I’ve hidden free art there seve…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 10:58am -
  • Good Things

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  • The Art of Resilience : Video
    At short notice, Neil Usher asked me to give a short talk at Corenet earlier this year. Neil’s a friend, so I said yes, and worried about it later! The event was filmed, and until this weekend, I’d forgotten that the audio/video team sent me an u…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 7:33am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

  • newBereavement Leave FAILs When it Comes to Flexibility
    The following was originally posted on the WomenofHR site on 7/14/15. I am reposting here because I will be referring to it in upcoming presentation where I have done some additional research around this topic of Bereavement Leave. My mission is to…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Jan 18, 9:28pm -
  • How Emergency Management Can Fit into Businesses While Taking the Burden off HR
    Guest Post By Kendall Herbert, Emergency Management SpecialistAccidents, Emergencies, and Natural Disasters happen every day, and their repercussions can affect everyone. Emergency managers are the experts who assist work centers and businesses to pr…
    - 68 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 5:31pm -
  • Is the Good Ole' Boy Network a Myth or Reality?
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: http://womenofhr.com/is-the-good-ol%E2%80%99-boy-network-just-a-myth/As I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Com…
    - 99 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • Engaged Bride to Be = Discouraged Employee
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: http://womenofhr.com/bride-to-be-discouraged-employee/As I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Community College…
    - 99 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 11:47pm -
  • 54 Active Job Search Sites
    I spent a couple hours today research job sites because my students are going to search them tonight in class and I was using an extremely outdated list.  While I could probably spend a few more hours, I need to move on to other course prep as today…
    - 27 Sep 17, 7:20pm -
  • What HR should know about Evacuation and Re-entry Post Disaster
    To continue our focus on Disaster Preparedness this month, I would like to introduce guest author, Kendall Herbert who specializes in Emergency Management and will be in the job market next Spring after graduating with his Bachelors degree in Emergen…
    - 22 Sep 17, 2:36pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • newThe lessons from first jobs
    All of us had a first job at some point. The question I ask now that some of our careers have gone 10, 20, even 30 years on; what lessons from our first jobs are we carrying with us today? … Continue reading →
    - 18 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:15pm -
  • Clean vs. Cluttered

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

    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 4:59pm -
  • 12 years
    Twelve years is a long time to do anything. For the last 12 years I’ve been fortunate to serve as a volunteer leader for the Indiana State Council of SHRM. In that time we’ve accomplished a great many things together. … Continue reading →
    - 93 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 1:19pm -
  • Yes, write now!
    This is a pivotal week for us. So much to consider, to say, and to do. I know this hard for many of you, but it’s so important so bear with me for a moment. If everyone I know would … Continue reading →
    - 17 Jan 17, 12:58pm -
  • Bright and Lively
    Welcome to 2017! The beginning of 2017 is a start for something new in my life. It marks the official launch of my new HR consulting firm, Allegro HR. During the last quarter of 2016, there was work put into … Continue reading →
    - 9 Jan 17, 3:59pm -

A Leading Perspective

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

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