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  • newHow to Apply Design Thinking to Innovate Performance Management
    In an illuminating TEDTalk “The way we think about work is broken”, Barry Schwartz encourages us to think about whether it’s human nature that creates institutions or institutions which can shape...Workology is the art and science of work, HR…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:17pm -
  • newYour Wellness Program Just Crossed the Line Into Weird
    Free food is consistently one of the most popular work perk not directly related to work itself (i.e. flexibility, half days). People love to eat for free and FS Investments is happy to give all of...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 5:39pm -
  • newHow Does Sleep Deprivation Affect You and Your Day at Work?
    There’s nothing better than curling up with a soft blanket and pillow and getting some sleep. However, 37 percent of Americans don’t get near the required amount of rest. Stress is a significant...Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 2:17pm -
  • Are You Ready to Have Employees Displaced?
    We have all read about robots replacing workers in the not too distant future. I wrote about it in Future Friday: Repetition may spell the end of your job on my blog. Other posts include one of mine...Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 2:17pm -
  • How to Get Started with Your Digital Recruiting Strategy
    This morning I’m sitting in a workshop session on the subject of recruiting and hiring. Things are just kicking off, and as I listen to the speaker and talk to the recruiters and HR...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment.…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 3:40pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • #Hamilton files: Good HR Recruiters should hire a Theatre Major
    “Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.”  — Willem Dafoe Sounds like how high-performance teams must work now.  Let me tell you why. I finally saw Hamilton in Chicago.  OMG…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 3:14pm -
  • My Toughest Leave of Absence Situations, A Lesson In Action
    My following piece, originally posted on ALEX by JellyVision, is part two in a three part series titled:  My Toughest Leave Of Absence Situations. DB – I’m so glad to be writing my second post for ALEX’s “My Toughest Leave Of Absence Situ…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 6:19pm -
  • TWITTERCHAT:! Join me as host of SHRM #Nextchat: The Secret Recipe for Great Hiring
    Friends, Please join me Wend, August 30th, 3pm ET as I host SHRM’s popular #Nextchat.  #Nextchat is a twitterchat where HR pros are given the opportunity to share thoughts, ideas, and best practices with each other on various HR topics.  It’s o…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 4:07pm -
  • ERE Conference! Recruiting! Minneapolis! And Your Chance To Save $300!
    Wouldn’t you rather spend $300 dollars on ice cream than a conference.  If so, read ahead! My friends — If you are a recruiter, HR Pro, or leader interested in learning from the best, don’t miss the always inventive, always exciting ERE Fall C…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 3:52pm -
  • VIDEO: #HR On The Run > 3 Reasons To Change Your Brand.
    On this episode of HR On The Run I talk about HR Branding — more importantly — what are some reasons you or your team may need a brand refresh.  My inspiration? The new rebrand of Coke Zero to Coke Zero Sugar. (What?!) Watch to hear 3 reasons wh…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 2:16pm -
  • I Was In Charlottesville, Here’s What Locals Want Me To Share.
    By the biggest of coincidences I was in Charlottesville the weekend of the recent protests. My husband, who rarely has to travel outside of AL for work, had to take a deposition in a small Pennsylvania town not far from Charlottesville.  Since we’…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 5:58pm -

Sagacity | HR

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

Micheal Vandervort

  • How can HR help in Houston?
    How can HR help in Houston? There are a lot of things you can do besides just donating $10 to the Red Cross via text. See if your company has a matching program and make a donation. The organization I work for made a donation to the American Red Cros…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 4:50pm -
  • What’s Your SHRM Relationship Status? Final Thoughts on #SHRM17
    Final Thoughts on #SHRM17 How would you describe your relationship with SHRM?   Member Volunteer Vendor Speaker Staff Board Member New Attendee Certified Professional In this grouping, I am or have been a 1) member 2) volunteer 3) speaker 4) new att…
    - 85 days ago, 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…
    - 86 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 3:22pm -
  • It’s Time To Make A Change #shrm17
    It’s Sunday, June 25th.  Today is the day that I made the decision to switch from being an avid Uber user to a hopeful Lyft user.   The reason I made this decision today comes from conversations I had with other HR pros while serving as a member…
    - 87 days ago, 25 Jun 17, 9:22pm -
  • If Not You, Who? If Not Now, When? Kat Cole @ #SHRM17
    I’m writing a series of three short blogs that touch on the key points that I encountered in New Orleans while attending the SHRM 2017 Conference and Exposition.  I’m going to start with the Sunday keynote, Kat Cole.  I’m a fan boy of this am…
    - 87 days ago, 25 Jun 17, 7:45pm -
  • Culture Is a Four-Letter Word
    Culture Is a Four-Letter Word Welcome to a guest post from Steven Blue in which he discusses some of the issues facing companies in the gig economy like Uber. By Steven L. Blue When I started to write this article I originally titled it “Culture Is…
    - 23 Mar 17, 10:45pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

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

Robin Schooling Blog

  • History of Labor: 1908
    The post History of Labor: 1908 appeared first on Robin Schooling.
    - 16 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 11:51am -
  • No Phone? No Profile? No Problem!
    Guess what? Not all of us live, work and try to hire people in Silicon Valley. And, according to Matt Charney, that’s probably a good thing. Scads of us who spend our days working in HR or Talent Acquisition are recruitingThe post No Phone? No Pr…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 11:14am -
  • Lookin’ for HR Love in All the Wrong Places
    Just a few short weeks ago the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition rolled into New Orleans; with the volunteers and vendors and attendees there were 20,000’ish folks at this HR love fest. I enjoyed the big show; I always do.The post Lookin’ for…
    - 71 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 11:36am -
  • Happiness and Engagement: Can’t We All Get Along?
    Are you happy at work? Do you awake refreshed each morning? Do you leap out of bed eager to take on a new day? Do you look forward to hanging out with your co-workers as you complete your spreadsheets andThe post Happiness and Engagement: Can’t We…
    - 86 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 11:33am -
  • The State of Employee Benefits – #SHRM17
    In conjunction with the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition, SHRM released their 2017 Employee Benefits report (you can download the report here).  There’s lots of interesting information and data; one key finding is that organizations that…
    - 92 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 10:02pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • 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…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 10:44pm -
  • Reflections of a #hrtechoholic – AHRI 2017
    #hrtechoholic is a word, there I said it. And thanks to Australian HR Institute (AHRI) for feeding my hrtechoholism (yes that is another word now too!). Without any drum-roll, here are my observations from the few hours spent at the exhibition and ga…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 1:19am -
  • Series: Part 1: Is Diversity delivering ROI?
    The answer is obvious. According to McKinsey, 2015 “Companies with diversity outperform less diverse organizations (15% higher for gender diversity, 35% higher for ethnic diversity)”. Surprisingly though, most companies fail to set-up their D&I…
    - 83 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 2:40am -
  • Are companies strangling innovators while wanting to be “innovative”?
    For years I and (my networks) have worked with companies wanting to be “innovative”. We have applauded their quest, and even gone along for the ride (at least emotionally). But in most instances, we have come away asking “Are companies strangli…
    - 23 May 17, 10:36pm -
  • Data Driven HR starts with…wait for it…measuring data!
    In the past few years, after being involved in about a dozen HR technology projects, I can say one thing with certainty, I am yet to meet a 100% data driven HR function. I am going to start by making clear, THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT verbal HR admonishin…
    - 12 Feb 17, 9:11pm -
  • Series: Making the case for technology: Part 2: What are the benefits?
    In a recent post, I discussed the cost of buying new technology. This is a common question every person trying to purchase new technology in their organisation gets asked “Where is the business case?”. However, the business case is not complete w…
    - 23 Jan 17, 9:42am -

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

  • newSixty Savage Seconds – Sales meetings are like sex
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled “Sales Meetings Are Like Sex“. Let m…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 9:00pm -
  • The candidate response that nearly made me cry
    Last week, I was sitting opposite a recruiter in the Consult Recruitment Newmarket office, in Auckland. She had just called a candidate in response to her application. The candidate burst into tears. “I have applied for hundreds of jobs, and you ar…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 9:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Job-order triage. The simple, sexy recruiting skill.
    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 “Job-order triage. The simple, sexy re…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 10:00pm -
  • What I told the African headhunters!
    I just got back from a speaking tour in South Africa. We spoke to 800 recruiters over six events in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The response was phenomenal, and it was fascinating to note that the issues they face on the southern tip of Africa, are f…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 9:06pm -
  • Free Greg Savage webinar for UK Recruiters
    Free Greg Savage Webinar Tomorrow, Tuesday 29th August. 12-noon UK time Brilliant opportunities exist for recruiters over the next few years. But only if changes are made, new skills acquired, and fresh tactics perfected. Join Greg Savage and Chris S…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Greg Savage: Free webinar for United States recruiters
    Specially designed for US subscribers of ‘The Savage Truth’ Next week, 31st August,2017 @  9 am PST 30 minutes of punchy information on what recruiters must do now to thrive. Make sure you do not miss the ‘Golden Era’ of Recruitment Free Gre…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 3:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • User Experience & Artificial Intelligence in HR Technology
    The Infor HCM team continues to innovate in HR technology– from Artificial Intelligence, advanced analytics, and importantly,  user experience design.
    - 44 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 12:20pm -
  • Back In the Saddle: SHRM17
    I'm back in the saddle, but it's a different ride this time.  Stay tuned for what I see and hear on my unstructured journey and follow #SHRM17 on Twitter for all the latest on sessions, learning and fun at the event.
    - 93 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 2:39pm -
  • Killing Anxiety at Work
    The key for me has been to only work in situations where I am not put in that position. When it comes to my team or people I partner with, I keep that in mind. I don't ascribe to the idea that I am the ultimate editor of everyone else's work. And
    - 13 Mar 17, 1:46am -
  • The Consistency Fallacy
    Who are you now? What can you do to ensure that the you of tomorrow is also being considered?
    - 28 Feb 17, 4:42pm -
  • Becoming the Leader Who Has All the Good Questions
    Finding the ideal job means that you should only be comfortable with about 70% of what you’re being asked to achieve.
    - 10 Feb 17, 1:45pm -

People Equation

  • 3 Tips for More Productivity with Less Stress
    When you think “time management,” what are the productivity practices that will make the most difference? We’re always trying to squeeze as much as we can out of our days. But here’s the thing: there are only so many hours in the day and only…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 10:30am -
  • Don’t Overload Your Team Ecosystem With Star Players
    You want a team loaded with star players, right? What leader wouldn’t want a team filled with high-performing folks?  Isn’t a team stacked with rocks stars is a good thing? It depends. Research into team performance reveals a surprising element:…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 10:30am -
  • 6 Reasons You Might Be Setting a Poor Example for Your Team
    Young kids speak the truth, as anyone who’s ever been called out by a preschooler can tell you. I’ll never forget the time my three-year-old son looked at me with his innocent, big brown eyes and said, “Mama, you told me that’s a bad word. Ho…
    - 58 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • When Leaders Hold on Too Tightly Employee Engagement Suffers
    Are we looking at employee retention the wrong way? HR professionals and leaders invest significant time and effort on employee retention. There’s an interesting paradox to this organizational form of “holding on” to employees: the more we try…
    - 69 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 3:29pm -
  • A Very Human Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hearing actor and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus speak at the WorkHuman conference in Phoenix. She was interviewed by Michelle Gielan, a former news journalist turned positive psychology researcher. As Louis-Dreyf…
    - 85 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 10:30am -
  • Michelle Obama’s Mindset for Coping with Change
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama has a tried-and-tried formula for coping with change: don’t make a big deal out of it. That’s the workplace take-away that most impressed me when I heard Mrs. Obama speak at WorkHuman 2017 conference. It’s advic…
    - 100 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 3:50pm -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newDo you pay your employees more for referring Diverse candidates?
    I know a ton of HR Pros right now who have been charged by their organizations to go out and “Diversify” their workforce.  By “Diversify”, I’m not talking about diversity of thought, but to recruit a more diverse workforce in terms of ethn…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:11pm -
  • newBeing a Fair Leader Won’t Get You Promoted!
    Look out HR Leaders this one is going to sting a little – from The Harvard Business Review: “In management, fairness is a virtue. Numerous academic studies have shown that the most effective leaders are generally those who give employees a voice,…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:59am -
  • newEveryone has their own rules. These are mine. The Sackett Rules!
    I’m heading back from South Africa today, so I’m re-posting a blog post I wrote six years ago. The day I wrote it I was at SHRM with Matt Stollak and Matt Charney, who gave me the motivation for this! It’s fun looking back on some old posts and…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:49pm -
  • It’s Better to Make a Wrong Decision Fast
    For those that don’t know I played and coached volleyball for a great deal of my life.  Being from Michigan I can tell you that is rare (being a male) and I got called “gay” more than once while fundraising to make money to pay for traveling n…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 11:53am -
  • Is Talent Acquisition Wasting Your Hiring Manager’s Time?
    I had a conversation the other day with a corporate HR Director and we were talking recruiters, corporate recruiters.  My friend had a dilemma, a classic corporate recruiting scenario. The problem is she has recruiters who are doing a decent job,…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 11:40am -
  • The 5 Hiring Managers You Never Want to Work With
    I tend to read a lot about the type of manager you want to work for and with. It got me thinking, what about the 5 Hiring Managers You Don’t Want!? Not only for performance reviews but for interviews, development planning, discipline, etc. In HR we…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 11:42am -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • newBefore 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…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 3:32am -
  • SALES SPOTLIGHT- Jason Bagshaw- What it takes to be #1
    This week I have the great pleasure of interviewing Jason Bagshaw of Deltek.  Jason is one of my very good friends and quite honestly one of the hardest working and most successful salespeople I know.  His answers are spot on and it is obvious to m…
    - 92 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • 30 Minutes is NOT Long Enough to Interview with the Hiring Manager
    Let’s talk about the interview process for a minute. A recruiter scours the internet for the right candidates. They call the competition. They look through all of the applications. They work very hard to make sure they are identifying the right tal…
    - 12 Jun 17, 3:00pm -
  • SALES SPOTLIGHT: Bill Gostkowski
    A couple of weeks ago Bulls Eye Recruiting highlighted 3 traits that all successful sales people have in common.  I discussed that I would be highlighting sales superstars and what differentiates them from the pack.  I had the honor and privilege…
    - 31 May 17, 5:13pm -
  • 3 Traits That ALL Successful Sales People Have in Common
    I have talked to all kinds of sales people over the years.  I have talked to successful ones and ones that have really struggled in their profession.  Why do some sales people continue to crush their quota and over perform?  What drives them?  St…
    - 9 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • Why it is a Waste of Time to Post Jobs
    Have you had difficulty getting applicants to apply to your jobs lately?  You aren’t alone.  I have heard a ton of complaints this year.  Most companies are questioning if it is the job posting itself.  Should you tweak your description?  Shou…
    - 4 May 17, 3:05pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • newHow Women Can Punch Up Their Careers And Go For That Promotion
    Often many women feel unfulfilled with their careers, either because they feel they can’t advance or because they are stuck in a rut. For some, it’s difficult to move ahead because many employers are reluctant to put family-oriented individuals i…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Empowering Women in HR Technology – #HRTechConf 2017
    “We need more women in leadership roles.” A common theme across many companies, and many industries.  But an issue that seems to be gaining more and more steam in the technology and HR technology industries in particular.  Historically male-dom…
    - 42 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Machines Will Rule the Workplace?  Not So Fast…
    There’s no arguing that we’re in an era of unprecedented technological advancement.  When I look back on when I started my career just out of college (longer ago now than I care to admit, but still not that long ago) and think about how much the…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Accommodating the Needs of Parents Who Are Shift Workers
    Parents who are shift workers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to scheduling. From a parent’s perspective, they want to have flexibility in their schedule so that they are able to meet the demands of their child, whether it be attendin…
    - 64 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:25pm -
  • 5 Things Startup Companies Should Look for When Hiring New Employees
    When looking for new employees, finding candidates with relevant industry experience is often necessary.  But let’s face it, there will often be many candidates with very similar credentials. Credentials are important, but not necessarily sufficie…
    - 69 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • “All In” for a Better, Stronger Workplace – #SHRM17
    “All In” was the theme for the 2017 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo, which wrapped up last week.  A theme that could be interpreted in a multitude of ways, it was certainly pervasive throughout the week with att…
    - 82 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #253: Tom Hammond
    John Sumser speaks with Tom Hammond, the Vice President of corporate strategy and product management at Paychex where he's worked for more than 25 years. Tom is a graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. where he earned his Bachelor of…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:30pm -
  • newHRIntelligencer 1.17
    Highlights: McKinsey on How artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies. Expert doubles down robots still threaten 47% of U.S. jobs. Neuroevolution: A different kind of deep learning. Inside Facebook’s AI Workshop.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:21am -
  • newHR Tech Weekly: Episode #138: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    This week: ADP Analyst Day Update New York, Equifax Data Breach, and Paycom Ranks No. 2 on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 5:16pm -
  • newTo Drop or Not to Drop Performance Ratings
    If you want to evolve your system, but have been stymied by the ratings issue, then the good news is this: you can still measure performance without a traditional rating system.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 2:28pm -
  • HRExaminer v8.36
    In any job review you’ll find two divergent evaluations of the exact same experience. Herein lies the fundamental problem with performance ratings. Jason Lauritsen outlines Why Performance Ratings are Harmful. Richard Mirabil…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 4:00pm -
  • Why Performance Ratings are Harmful
    "Performance ratings have overstayed their welcome. It’s time to put them in their proper place— as a relic of traditional management that proved to be more harmful than helpful." - Jason Lauritsen
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 4:00pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newMinnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Here are the current Minnesota Recruiter Jobs: Vice President of Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job - Life Time Fitness Corporate Recruiter - Full Time Job - Technical...
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:11pm -
  • Minnesota Headhunter Chats With Chris Russell On The Rec Tech Podcast
    Just before Labor Day I spent almost an hour chatting with Chris Russell for his Rec Tech Podcast. Chris and I have been long time followers of each other professionally and also of our fishing escapades. Chris is very active...
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 8:36pm -
  • Recruiting Advice: Put Your “Careers” Button At The Top Of Your Page
    Let me nerd out for a couple of minutes… where is your “Careers” or “Jobs” button on your web page? Is it above the fold/scroll like the screen shots above from Kipsu and General Mills? Well done and you can...
    - 26 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 6:26pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant - Full Time Job - The Toro Company Lead Talent Acquisition Partner - Full Time Job - Andersen Corporation Sr Recruiter - Full Time Job...
    - 37 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 5:35pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Social Media Recruitment Specialist - Full Time Job - Caribou Coffee Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job - Factory Motor Parts Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job...
    - 47 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 5:09pm -
  • 50 Phrases Not To Use In Your Job Descriptions
    A little sarcasm, small rant and moment of reflection with this one… we always see the surveys about what words and phrases not to use in resumes. You know the one’s: “Hey dummy stop using these words. They make you...
    - 55 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 1:29pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newHR’s New Motto: “Memento te Esse Iniuriam”
     “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller 1986 That infamous line is now 32 years old.... Get the RestThe post HR’s New Motto: “Memento te Esse Iniuriam” appeared fir…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Sep 17, 2:12pm -
  • newVIDEO: SmashUps with Rob Kelly – What’s In An ATS?
    This month on SmashUps, Tim Sackett chews the HR fat with Rob Kelly, co-founder and CEO of Ongig, a company whose mission it is “to make job ads awesome”. Every... Get the RestThe post VIDEO: SmashUps with Rob Kelly – What’s In An ATS? appea…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:31pm -
  • newWhat We Need Now In HR….A Better Employment Verification System
    I guess I’m jaded after all these years–I don’t have a lot of faith in employment verifications or references. Why? They’re supplied by the candidate.  Are they really going to... Get the RestThe post What We Need Now In HR….A Better Empl…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 3:19pm -
  • 4 Questions To Ask Your Employee Who Just Quit
    Sometimes it’s a shock when a star employee leaves your company to pursue another opportunity. Sometimes it’s not (and you kinda wanted them to leave, know what I’m sayin’?) Shocked... Get the RestThe post 4 Questions To Ask Your Employee Wh…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 1:39pm -
  • Don’t Confuse Operation Leaders & Business Leaders 
    The hardest decision Chief Executives and their talent pros make involves figuring out who to put in the big chairs in their companies.  A big chair means running a unit... Get the RestThe post Don’t Confuse Operation Leaders & Business Leaders …
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 3:04pm -
  • Why Is PTO Still A Damn Nightmare?
    Vincent Price would LOVE our sick and vacation policies… If the C-Suite is still pushing back on keeping archaic vacation and sick programs, you need to quit that organization. Pronto. ... Get the RestThe post Why Is PTO Still A Damn Nightmare? a…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 2:21pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • newPeople Analytics Grows Up: Healthy New Focus On Productivity
    Over the last decade, HR departments and businesses have become better at collecting data about people. We used to know employees’ ages, demographics, salary histories, performance ratings and...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:03pm -
  • A New World of Corporate Learning Arrives: And It Looks Like TV
    Over the last several years the corporate learning marketplace has been under stress. Video-based learning programs, free courses, MOOCs, and hundreds of high fidelity technical and professional...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 10 Jun 17, 1:24am -
  • Google for Jobs: Disrupting The $200 Billion Recruiting Market?
    Have you ever looked for a job? Of course you have. It’s a daunting process, and one which Google hopes to make easier than ever.The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 20-24% of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services i…
    - 26 May 17, 1:41pm -
  • Google for Jobs: Disrupting The Recruiting Market?
    One of the most challenging problems in business is matching the right person to the right job, and this goes on all the time.The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 20-24% of Americans...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 25 May 17, 4:28pm -
  • SuccessFactors: Growth And Innovation Continues
    Harvard Business Review research shows that 70-90% of corporate acquisitions fail [1], often driven by an unclear strategy, lack of culture alignment, or poor execution on business integration....Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 15 May 17, 4:40pm -
  • The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned
    Over the last few months I’ve had a series of meetings with Chief Learning Officers, talent management leaders, and vendors of next generation learning tools. My goal has been simple: try to...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Se…
    - 27 Mar 17, 9:52pm -

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • new#NextGenTA Diversity by Design: Event Preview
    Tonight is the September #NextGenTA meetup at MaRS in downtown Toronto. The popular event will, this time, be talking about “Diversity by Design” and includes a panel of top experts and lots of opportunities for networking. The event promises to…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 12:37pm -
  • Why Your Applicant Tracking System Needs to be Calendar-Connected
    We all know the benefits of your average applicant tracking system: candidate screening, posting to job boards for you, and helping you to easily search through hundreds of applications. The benefits of using an application tracking system don’t st…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 11:06am -
  • 3 HR Lessons from Hogwarts #Lumos
    The purpose of this article is to embrace my comedic “vulnerability” of being a Harry Potter fan as a child to shed light on children that are facing very real vulnerabilities throughout the world. Hopefully, you will find “just a smidge” of…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Sep 17, 11:15am -
  • 3 Tips To Analyze Resumes Swiftly
    According to Career Builder, job postings will attract 250 resumes on average. If it’s your task to sort through these resumes to find the perfect candidate, you may find yourself feeling a little daunted and your “flight” reflex may be kicking…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 2:49pm -
  • How To Delegate Without Feeling Awkward
    As a leader, have you ever felt uncomfortable about ‘delegating’ tasks to staff or colleagues? Most of us are little awkward about delegating, but that’s only because we’ve never really been taught how to do it. If you knew how to allocate ta…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 2:40pm -
  • 5 Tips for Staying Staffed with Top Talent
    It’s not just you. Everyone is having trouble hiring these days. A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that we’ve got more unfilled job openings than any other time in our history. Jobs around the office, such as receptionists…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 2:28pm -

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

  • newTie Dye, Ice Cream & T-Shirts !!
    This past week I was in my element more than usual because I attended the Ohio SHRM State HR Conference. I was able to be surrounded by my peers as well as a constant vibe of music, tie dye, lava lamps and harmony. Yes, I know that sounds like seriou…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:38am -
  • Being Human
    I typically stay away from blogging about current events, but the recent response to Hurricane Harvey touched me. The outpouring of people willing to step in and help other humans was encouraging to say the least. I know there’s so much yet to be d…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 2:02am -
  • Chores !!
    I remember growing up and having a chart on the refrigerator that denoted the chores that my brother and I were responsible for. My Mom was a widow during this time, so it was like pulling teeth to get two young boys to be responsible and have any ty…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 12:56am -
  • Legacy
    I’m just getting back into the swing of things after enjoying a week with my amazing wife wandering through New England. We did more of an “off the beaten path” vacation with a mix of historical sites, lighthouses, touring towns and just soakin…
    - 31 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 1:59am -
  • Who Will Speak For Me ??
    As you go into work this week, the first thing on your mind will most likely be a problem or challenge you’re facing. It could be a deadline that is looming or a myriad of other things that genuinely need your attention. I doubt, however, that empl…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 11:59pm -
  • Exist or Thrive ??
    Another work week is upon us. How does that make you feel? Seriously. What’s your attitude going in? I know the realistic answer is “it depends” because I can’t understand or cover all of the life situations everyone is facing. These probably…
    - 52 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 1:47am -

Workplace Diva

  • newTo Raise a Good Future Employee, Stop Saying "You're So Smart"
    Are you a parent raising the next generation? Well, don't forget that you're also raising a future employee. And raising a stellar future employee may require eliminating the phrase "you're so smart" from your parental vocabulary!A new UC San Diego s…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 8:27pm -
  • Artwork is Disappearing from the Open Office Environment
    Take a look around your department. Do you see artwork hanging on the walls? No? Let me guess: there are no walls on which to hang the artwork. The open office environment has claimed another casualty in addition to our ability to focus and concentra…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 5:23pm -
  • When Co-workers Turn Standing Desks Into a Competition
    Never one to miss out on workplace trends, your employer has invested in standing desks for everyone on your team. Everything was fine at first, but now you've discovered that your lower back isn't so hip to this trend. So you pull up a chair, sit do…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 6:34pm -
  • Sorry Snapchat, Senior Managers Just Aren't That Into You
    Do you like connecting with co-workers over social media? And which social media platform do you like to use?A new OfficeTeam survey of more than 1,000 U.S. employees and 300 senior managers finds that we may not have U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's social m…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 7:08pm -
  • Slam! When You Catch a Co-worker Going Through Your Desk
    You walk into the office to find a co-worker rummaging through your desk with determined intensity. This co-worker is looking for something, but what? Let's dish about the co-workers you catch going through your desk!Maybe this co-worker is looking f…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 1:15pm -
  • Sorry, There's No Such Thing as a "Robot Proof" Job
    I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day weekend, the time of year when we celebrate the U.S. labor force by emailing them in the wee hours and making them come to work on Monday.Well, at least a robot hasn't stolen your job yet, right? Okay…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 3:13pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newStill Out of Work? 6 Blue-Collar Jobs Not to Turn Your Nose Up At
      If you’re a white-collar worker, that is, someone whose job isn’t manual, for example, an office worker, then odds are that’s your strict preference when looking for a job. Good luck to you if you can find what you’re looking for and not h…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 7:14pm -
  • DIY Tax Software Vs. Hiring a Professional: Which is Right for Your Small Business?
    Every business owner faces the question at one point or another: Should I do it myself or hire a professional? This is especially true of tax processes, where the smallest of mistakes can result in significant, business-altering consequences. While c…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 1:32pm -
  • Saving a Sinking Business Is Easier Than It May Seem
    Businesses fall on hard times from time to time; it’s inevitable and it’s just what they do. Whether these hard times be brought about by escalating financial problems. Whether they be brought about by a loss of custom. Whether they be brought ab…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 4:54pm -
  • Fashion Careers Worth Considering
    Fashion Careers Worth Considering You know you want to work in the fashion industry, but you aren’t sure exactly where you fit. It’s a competitive industry; however, there are opportunities down every runway. There’s something for fashion consc…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 7:35pm -
  • No Work? Time To Look Elsewhere
    It’s no secret that the job market is a tough one. For every job that goes onto the public listings, there are 100 job applications that get put into it. The competition is fierce and with the record level of applications for every role available,…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 2:29pm -
  • The Power of Positivity When Job Hunting
    Job hunting is stressful enough when you’re already gainfully employed or undergoing a period of education or retraining for a new career. If you’re out for work having been fired or laid off by your previous employer, however, then it can be a c…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 1:51pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

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

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

The HR Blog

  • Use Coworking For Networking
    One of the attractive features of the concept of co-working is its work culture of which networking is an inherent part. In a co-working space, entrepreneurs Continue reading Use Coworking For Networking at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 73 days ago, 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…
    - 80 days ago, 2 Jul 17, 9:19am -
  • Getting Ready For Developmental Coaching
    Developmental coaching, in contrast, is focused on your long-term development as a whole, with an aim to increase your broader human capacities. It is geared towards equipping you to make a smooth transition to a higher level of functioning.Continue…
    - 90 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:38am -
  • Tips For Conducting Training Needs Analysis Accurately?
    The first step in the process of ensuring the appropriateness and effectiveness of training is an organisational need analysis process. This process clarifies organisational objectives and the desired level of performance. Needs analysis is a common…
    - 97 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 9:48am -
  • HR Interview Questions That You Must Be Ready For
    The HR interviewers tend to review your resume carefully and will notice if you have bee out of work between positions, and this is often seen as a sign that one of your job stints didn't go, as you would have planned for. Continue reading HR Interv…
    - 9 Jun 17, 9:29am -
  • How To Become Good At Motivational Coaching
    A motivational coach listens with empathy, really trying hard to imagine what it might be like to be the other person, trying to feel “as if” they were in the other person’s shoes, communicating this attempt at understanding with reflective lis…
    - 6 Jun 17, 9:55am -

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • Could You Scout Talent 24/78 365 Days A Year? #8ManRotation
    As 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, and the need for talent management and acquisition becomes increasingly important, it seems HR professionals are continually trying to keep up; being reactive instead of proactive. Imagine, instead, you had to…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 6:51pm -
  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas in two weeks with a few of the 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. O…
    - 85 days ago, 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…
    - 90 days ago, 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…
    - 90 days ago, 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…
    - 100 days ago, 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

  • #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…
    - 67 days ago, 15 Jul 17, 9:45am -
  • From Political Economy to the Job Centre
    Last week I attended the Critical Management Studies conference, hosted by Edge Hill University in the faded grandeur of the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. It was my second time visiting the city and also my second academic conference. Although my strea…
    - 68 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 11:20am -
  • Hrpotential’s Key Themes ufhrd2017
    Having just returned from the Universidade Europeia in Lisbon, I am keen to share my learning from attending my first academic conference; the University Forum for Human Resource Development. (John Watkins) One of the most interesting papers was me w…
    - 12 Jun 17, 8:46am -
  • The Art of Seeing
    Some time ago I read a neuroscience book that suggested a technique for seeing issues from another person’s perspective. The process, accompanied by an explanatory diagram, involved imagining yourself physically occupying the same space as that per…
    - 9 Feb 17, 2:47pm -
  • Place Based Leadership
    “The social world is accumulated history” (Bourdieu, 1986) “The social space we occupy has been historically generated.” (Skeggs, 1997) One of the best parts of research is when you stumble across one or two pieces of information that enable…
    - 21 Jan 17, 9:13am -
  • My Own Reflection
    I’m currently reading Roald Dahl’s Matilda with my middle daughter. I smile, not just at the funny parts, but when Matilda is curled up with her nose in a book while the rest of the family is watching TV. Certainly my parents were not like Matil…
    - 14 Jan 17, 5:07pm -

Evil HR Lady

  • newWhy Your Boss Makes You Punch a Time Clock
    What do you think about the idea of professional or semi-professional (i.e., highly-skilled college graduates) hourly employees having to clock in and out daily and for breaks, etc., especially in a creative field? My company just adopted a product…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:08am -
  • newWhy I Would Make a Terrible Traditional Candidate
    I haven’t looked for a traditional job for years–I’ve been self-employed for the past 8. But, yesterday a recruiter sent me a job description for a job that actually fit my talents, was in my local area, and that I was qualified for. This neve…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 10:19am -
  • LuLaRoe Changes Return Policy, Costing Consultants Thousands
    LuLaRoe Consultant, Samantha Langston, had enough about two weeks ago. She had joined LuLaRoe in June 2016 and believed it was her path to financial success. The company, she says, encouraged her to take out loans to not only buy stock to sell, but a…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 11:09am -
  • Mentoring and 3 Other Things That Don’t Help Women Break the Glass Ceiling
    Everyone knows you need a mentor to help you succeed in business, right? Especially if you’re a woman–you need someone in the know (preferably a senior executive) who can help you get there. Well, a recent study published at BCG, written by an a…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:48am -
  • My Coworker Thinks He’s the Voice of HR
    We are a small company. We have no HR department, but we do have a jerk. A jerk who is a director and has decided that he is the voice of HR. Nobody appointed him to this role. He frequently dips snuff at his desk, which is a shared table with eight…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 4:50pm -
  • This Woman Built a Successful Facebook Community and then Shut It Down. Here’s Why.
    Social media is a key to a lot of things in today’s modern life. So, if you’ve built up a big group on Facebook, you’d want to nurture and grow that group, right? Well, Naomi Hattaway, founder of I Am A Triangle, grew her Facebook group to…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:10am -

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


  • 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…
    - 55 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 12:22pm -
  • Building An Effective Employee Referral Program
    Your best source for job candidates? Employees. CA Technologies’ Craig Fisher outlines the do’s and don’ts for building an employee referral program. Why should getting employee referrals be part of your recruiting strategy? “They tend to h…
    - 17 Oct 16, 11:46am -
  • 3 bold steps to get noticed by employers – Craig writes on @DailyMuse
    Via If you’re a job seeker, you probably dream about recruiters reaching out to you with opportunities that are just perfect. Instead of submitting your resume over and over to the black hole of online applications, wouldn’t it be so…
    - 13 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence
    Craig interviewed by The Economist. One of the most important brands you can focus on to support your company and your career is yourself.The post Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence appeared first on Craig Fisher.
    - 4 Oct 16, 6:09pm -
  • 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 -
  • Sharing your culture – How to activate your employee advocates – case study
    An employer’s brand should be built from the inside out. Just as part of an organization’s marketing message should come from its customers, the employer brand should be championed by its employees.The post Sharing your culture – How to activa…
    - 16 Aug 16, 3:53am -

Inc Blot

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

Cost of Work

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

The Buzz on HR

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

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newA Guide to the Future of Work, with Josh Bersin
    We sat down with Josh Bersin, the Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, to discuss where he believes the future of work is heading towards, and what the most important aspects to consider within that would be. Tell us about Bersin by Deloitte and what you d…
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:08pm -
  • new4 Ways to Hire Specialized Talent
    There’s always been a debate over whether it’s best to hire people who have lots of general skills or one very specific skill. And while there are cases to be made on both sides of the argument, there’s definitely a time and place for specializ…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 4:06pm -
  • newHow Microsoft Aligned People Promise with Purpose
    How can a not-so-cool any more tech company attract the best talent? By aligning its people promise with its overall purpose (of course). Paul Davies is a Consumer Marketing Director at Microsoft, and we spoke to him about the employer brand and peop…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 4:08pm -
  • Generation Z: How Employers Should Prepare for Them
    Gen Z (iGen or Centennials) is the generation that comes after Millennials and includes people that have been born after 1996. Some of them are already 21 years old, therefore entering the workforce and challenging all of our assumptions of how to t…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 4:07pm -
  • 7 Rules for Giving Feedback to Interview Candidates
    Offering feedback to candidates is vital, especially for students and younger professionals. There has been widespread encouragement towards the British government to make feedback after face-to-face interviews mandatory among all employers in order…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 4:05pm -
  • Active vs. Passive Candidates: Who Will Be Your Next Hire?
    For recruiters, it can be a daily struggle to find the best talent. Separating ‘ready to switch’ job seekers from ‘active’ job seekers is the basic principle from which any hiring process begins. It is generally accepted that passive candidat…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 4:04pm -

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

  • newThe Return of PIC: Defiantly Independent
    PIC Has NOT Been Acquired. Any previous announcements to the contrary were premature. Due to strategic differences in leadership, communications, and vision we realized that no one understands or values PIC as much as we do. We determined that an acq…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • What I’ve Learned As Content Manager of PIC
    Performance I Create is over 7 years old. It was created by Chris Ponder (another great guy) in 2011. Back then I was new to social media and blogging. I had just started my first blog, the CostofWork, which is no more. Chris tweeted an open call for…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • Dave Ryan Reviews ADP, The Behemoth
    This is the second review/overview of some of the major Payroll/HR software providers in the marketplace.  Today I want to talk about ADP (Automatic Data Processing). They are the behemoth out there. The Company is publicly traded and is often quote…
    - 58 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 12:39pm -
  • From Zero F**ks Given to Trying to Give a F**k
    Surely by now you’ve heard the term “zero f**ks, given” or as it is most used “I don’t give a f**k” this phrase is so popular that it has its own text message code, IDGAF. And, the “finger sign” emoji was approved and rolled out for w…
    - 61 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • The Bright Side of HR
    I’ve been in HR for twelve years. To say it’s a love/hate job is an understatement. Some days are rewarding, other days not quite. I’ve thought about leaving HR but stop when I remember the good stuff: the variety, the phenomenal HR people I’…
    - 63 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • Can You Handle a Long Career in HR?
    I came to an HR career after about 12 years in Engineering and Operations. I had been on the periphery, trying to learn how to make operations better through better people-related decisions. As anyone who has spent a significant time in HR will tell…
    - 65 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:30pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • 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…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 4:38pm -
  • The United States of Developers
    Update: This piece was picked up by Forbes, Axios, CNET,  Venture Beat & SiliconAngle. TLDR; Which state takes the cake for the best developers? Washington outperforms California as…The post The United States of Developers appeared first on .
    - 56 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:57am -
  • The 4 Pillars Recruiters Need to Build Trust with Engineering Managers
    In the technical recruiting game, earning trust from your partner—aka your hiring manager—is an imperative edge. Just ask Neal Rosenblum, who has spent his career…The post The 4 Pillars Recruiters Need to Build Trust with Engineering Managers…
    - 5 Jun 17, 4:34pm -
  • HackerRank Makes Tech Hiring Better
    As a software engineer at Amazon, Vivek Ravisankar spent hours in interviews screening possible recruits for the company. He estimated that sometimes it took 50…The post HackerRank Makes Tech Hiring Better appeared first on .
    - 23 May 17, 12:02am -
  • How to Hire for Your Startup [Video]
     If you ask any startup founder about their biggest challenges, hiring technical talent is almost always one of them. Three experts who built products to…The post How to Hire for Your Startup [Video] appeared first on .
    - 5 May 17, 12:08am -
  • Winning Tech Candidates from Google, Facebook
    From centuries old financial institutions, to the world’s largest retailers, talented recruiters are hiring candidates away from tech companies like Facebook and Google everyday. With…The post Winning Tech Candidates from Google, Facebook appear…
    - 19 Apr 17, 4:05pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

The Recruiting Unblog

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

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • newTips To Navigate Smoothly Through The Holiday Gift-Giving Season At Your Office
    The gift-giving season picks up every time the holidays set in and it is never too early to think ahead. We have to find appropriate gifts to share with our friends and family. Considering that everyone has his or her own preference, finding the righ…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:56pm -
  • newA Career in Logistical Management Is an Idea Worth Considering
    Being young and looking for a career can be a daunting challenge, but one thing to consider is where the jobs will likely be found. Two important factors are the demand for certain jobs and the overall direction of the economy. For this reason, you n…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:23pm -
  • newGuest post: The 2017 Paid Time Off Benchmarks Report [Free Download]
    What we learned surveying 200 Canadian businesses about paid time off The concept of taking paid time off from work, whether due to illness, a personal emergency, or to go on vacation, seems simple. Employers understand that their employees’ have l…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 4:57pm -
  • newReview of the OMAX 40X-2500X Digital LED Trinocular Microscope with 5MP USB Camera
    The world of microscopy is so fascinating! You don’t need to be a scientist or researcher to own a good quality microscope, and enjoy the world of what is not visible to the naked eye. Microscopes are great for learning about the (small) world arou…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 4:29pm -
  • Internet Business, Should You Buy Or Build?
    When you are thinking about building an internet business, there is going to be quite a few tough questions that you’ll need to answer before you actually begin. Looking further than the skills you have, and the goals you’ve set for the business,…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 5:39pm -

Make HR Happen

  • Go Forth and Spam No More
    The debate rages on at conferences, meetings, online media, and in just plain gossip. Why does everyone say they hate spam and then engage in the same practices they deplore? This is especially puzzling when the spaminator is a recruiter who is not o…
    - 30 Dec 16, 10:46am -
  • Loosening the Life of Lethargy
    Read any motivational book or blog post about accomplishing anything in business or in life and there is probably an underlying assumption that everyone wants to be lively and progressive. Sweet memes are made of this. Is this an unrealistic picture…
    - 20 Dec 16, 5:24pm -
  • The Worst Advice Ever: Be Authentic
    It is possible to wear out a good thing by overusing it. Tap someone once with a finger and you get their attention… do it repeatedly and you make a bruise. The same is true with using words until they become so stale that they induce nausea. Liste…
    - 25 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Technology and Respect for Its Roots
    One of my favorite pieces of art is Winston Link’s photograph “Old Maude bows to the Virginia Creeper” in which an old horse seems to be giving deference to the approach of new technology. Gene and Roy Hampton just happened to be at the crossin…
    - 17 Aug 15, 4:55pm -
  • The Pervasive Post and Pray Pathology
    The corruption of our thinking began with learning things that we are unwilling to unlearn. Beginning with inventing the wheel and discovering fire, we eventually came to worship better technological advances. Often we found that automation alone was…
    - 28 Jul 15, 1:00pm -

No Excuses HR

  • Propaganda, Culture & Employer Brand
    You spend so much time telling me your culture and people are the most valuable assets of your organization....but you don't round, you don't invest precious resources in employees, and you spend your whole day in meetings claiming to be busy.You don…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 12:13pm -
  • Simple, Not Easy
    I've attended many leadership development classes. I've facilitated hundreds of hours of them too. In addition, conferences have been a regular part of my life for years as an attendee and speaker, and I've sought out the leadership-oriented sessions…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 12:33pm -
  • Bleed the Fifth
    "If you are a boss, ask yourself: When you look back at how you've treated followers, peers, and superiors, in their eyes, will you have earned the right to be proud of yourself? Or will they believe that you ought to be ashamed of yourself and be em…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 1:44pm -
  • One-Faced Leader
    I hear a hell of a lot of noise in the world of leadership. Fancy titles, and years of doing the same thing over and over without changing with the mean, lots of not equate with one of the easiest ways to be effective.B…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 12:04pm -
  • Vulnerability - A New Leadership Competency
    I've been working for a long time. Well, actually, for a really long time, and most of that has been in leadership. Some of the "virtues" of leadership I learned early on were to never show weakness or be indecisive, because...weakness = career overi…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 3:53pm -
  • Generation 'Leadership-Do-Your-Job'
    "Parents [and leaders] often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it."- Haim GinottThe PeopleI'm not a big fan of focusing exclusively on one generation or another when I think about job satisfaction, leadersh…
    - 36 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:05pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • newHow Candidate Experience Impacts Hiring
    Guest Blog by Kira Kirk 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 candidates s…
    - 53 mins ago, 20 Sep 17, 2:48pm -
  • Five Recommendations to Build a Better-Than-Advertised Company Culture
    Author and speaker Steve Furtick says the reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. Many of us have experienced the struggle between social media hype and the realities of li…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 8:54pm -
  • The Rumor Mill at Work
    If you are a business leader working to create a great workplace built on trust and respect, the typical company grapevine and rumor mill can work against your best efforts.  The people who tend to run these unofficial underground communication syst…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 6:37am -
  • When Good People Do Nothing
    Does your company allow bullying to occur in your workplace? If so, does your company also promote themselves as a responsible corporate citizen, espouse social responsibility, healthy living, nutrition and exercise, and charitable giving? If you ans…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 12:12pm -
  • 5 Ways to be Productive without Looking Busy
    Many employees fear they need to always look busy, even if they are taking a short break or silently thinking through a work issue. Workers feel the pressure to look busy even if they are faking it. This pressure to look busy is not the answer to cor…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Results through Flexibility
    When you give your energy and passion to a large corporation, eventually you lose your identity. It is possible to lose your identity and your personality in order to be molded into what the company expects. To climb the corporate ladder, some folks…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:46am -

HR Remix

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

Talent Culture

  • newDon’t be a Joyless Leader
    Are you a joyless leader? Read more to find out how to find your joy and reach your goals that you set out for your company and employees.The post Don’t be a Joyless Leader appeared first on TalentCulture.
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  • new7 Tips to Turn Bad Bosses into Inspiring Leaders
    If you have a bad boss, don’t despair. You can turn them into an inspired leader by following these seven tips. The post 7 Tips to Turn Bad Bosses into Inspiring Leaders appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 10:30am -
  • newApplicant Screening: How to Show Talent You Really Want Them
    Applicant screening and background checks can improve the hiring experience and drive candidate engagement when they’re done right. Here, 5 best practices to follow.The post Applicant Screening: How to Show Talent You Really Want Them appeared fir…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
  • newDiversity Matters: 5 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Overlook It
    Workplace diversity is not an option anymore. See how far we’ve come with diversity initiatives and where we still need to go to achieve complete diversity.The post Diversity Matters: 5 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Overlook It appeared first on T…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
  • newGallup’s Profound Discovery: Engagement Is Driven By Good Managers With Rare Talents
    Engagement in the workplace is down. Here are a few ways great managers can turn their talents into practices while inspiring uncommon commitment and productivity along the way.The post Gallup’s Profound Discovery: Engagement Is Driven By Good Man…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 10:30am -
  • new#WorkTrends Preview: Turn Bad Bosses into Inspiring Leaders
    Turning bad bosses into inspiring leaders is not impossible. Join #WorkTrends this week to discuss the ways energized bosses can create engaged employees.The post #WorkTrends Preview: Turn Bad Bosses into Inspiring Leaders appeared first on TalentCu…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 1:00pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • newFearless Cold Calls - Free e-Book
    It's called an ebook but it's really just a pamphlet. An easy read. 22 pages in a big font (plus notes). It offers a few reasons why you might be uncomfortable making cold calls. And it suggests a fairly simple way to address the problem. To get your…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 11:28pm -

Amplify Talent

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

Strategy Focused HR

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  • Only Time Will Tell If You REALLY Believe That Employees Come First
    There are only three agenda items at our executive meetings: People, sales, and profit.In what order I asked? “That is the order,” was the response.Everyone in the room looked on like an approving parent.I belong to a group in Dubai that we calle…
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  • Are You Making Sure To Change Your Talent Along With Your Strategy?
    I have never had strategy and talent explained that way. I am a professor at a Business School here in Dubai and I teach strategy. We should put something together.At the end of one of my speeches, I was approached by this professor who gave me his b…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:34am -
  • The Tide Is Turning – The Old Ways Of Managing A Workforce Are Evolving
    These were recent headlines that came across my news feed: Would You Give Staff a Three-Day Weekend? Global Retailer Uniqlo is Giving it a GoFacebook Co-founder Calls Out Tech Industry for Lack of Work-Life BalanceHow Working Long Hours is Hitting Yo…
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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”…
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Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

  • "Long Time Gone"
    It's been a minute since the last post here at the old field guide and quite a bit has happened in my professional life since then.Two promotions, a couple of reorganizations, an awesome new boss (and a new boss for my new boss), some major changes o…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 3:24pm -
  • "All The Presentations"
    A reminder to any higher ed HR folks that frequent the field guide, I have the pleasure of presenting on "The Datafication of Talent Fulfillment" in several weeks at the CUPA-HR National Conference alongside some awesome colleagues. On a similar note…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 3:24pm -
  • "Love Changes Everything. . ."
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  • "Talent Is A Wonderful Thing. . ."
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  • "Your Body Language Shapes Who Your Are"
    I recently had the pleasure of reading Amy Cuddy's game changing book Presence, it's had me rethinking how I hold myself, how I present information, how I tackle challenges, how I meet with new and familiar colleagues, how I conquer the things that s…
    - 2 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • "Color Blind or Color Brave"
    As a society we have challenges, in human resources we often face those challenges in a myriad of ways in our work, in my industry - higher education - diversity, equity, and inclusion have and continue to be critically important topics and at my em…
    - 24 Feb 16, 12:00pm -

HR Nasty

  • Corporate life is a game. How one man found his dream job and didn’t sell his soul to win it.
    Find your dream job Todays post is a success story of a candidate going from frustration to dream job. I couldn’t be happier or prouder of this guy. He worked his ass off and he deserves every bit of his success. He went from frustrated fishing gui…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 3:00am -
  • HRNasty’s business podcasts for the corporate lifestyle
    Business Podcasts I receive requests for a list of recommended business books on a regular basis. If my parents knew that folks were coming to ME for a reading list they would be rolling over in their graves. Growing up, they were big on the classics…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 6:47am -
  • Lawless Forge, the Mother of all Corporate Team Building Events
    Corporate Team Building We have all been to corporate team building events. Trust falls, Kum Bah Yah and sharing personal stories. Yuck! Bah Humbug and bullshit. Don’t get me wrong, I am all about team building activities and work on employee engag…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 2:00am -
  • HWE, Hostile Work Environment
    Politics in the workplace, the new Hostile Work Environment Today I am making some predictions as it relates to the Hostile Work Environment. If you have been pissed off about topics in the past, stop reading and check out one of my favorite podcasts…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 4:05am -
  • Control and manage your interview and the person conducting the interview
    Manage your interview part 2 As a candidate, you need to manage your interview. Last weeks post was on the topic of overcoming a recruiter that didn’t make use of follow-up questions. Many candidates have a solid skill set that fits the job descrip…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 4:41am -
  • Overcome the inexperienced job interviewer
    Job recruiter If you have been interviewed by a job recruiter that didn’t know anything about your job or a hiring manager that was new to interviewing, this post is for you. After reading this post, you won’t have to worry about being cheated ou…
    - 42 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 5:43pm -

HR Gal Friday

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

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

Christopher in HR

  • Math 101
    Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it’s hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let’s start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I’ve worked with…
    - 84 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 10:15am -
  • Greatness
    Are you grateful? Yesterday I had a full day – between playing golf and then marshaling I was on the course for 14 hours and the peak temp was 99 (37 C for my global friends.) It was a long day. I knew I had to stop at the grocery store on the way…
    - 28 May 17, 4:34pm -
  • The Doctor is Out
    I’m not a doctor, but I play one on tv. That’s an old commercial so it my not resonate with many of you but what I remember being surprised about was that the actor had to remind the viewer he wasn’t a doctor. As if. Flash forward to current ti…
    - 18 May 17, 11:54am -
  • Productive
    Cough, ahem. Yours truly has been fighting a series of flu-like problems for a month now. Actually, that’s not accurate: my respiratory has been fighting me and I’ve been covering up in a weak imitation of Ali’s Rope-a-Dope. Except, I’m losin…
    - 10 May 17, 9:55am -
  • Be Good at Life
    You can do it. Much of what I write about is centered on being effective at work. After three decades in some of the most successful technology companies in the world I’ve learned more than a few things. And one of the fundamentals I’ve learned i…
    - 17 Apr 17, 9:51am -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • 10 years in.
    Ten years ago today, I was employed by a regional healthcare system, leading their efforts focused on increasing workforce diversity, having an inclusive organizational culture, and delivering culturally competent care. I did not know it at the time,…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 9:49pm -
  • Privilege Will Rock You to Sleep
    I benefit from a tremendous amount of privilege. I have, throughout my life, received the benefit of the doubt, from people, organizations, and institutions, including when I did not deserve it. When you are on the advantaged side of things, privileg…
    - 99 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 5:19pm -
  • Inclusion. Reducing the consequences of identity.
    I have written here frequently and recently about the importance of getting crystal clear on what inclusion means in your organization. One of the big reasons this is so important is that it makes it much easier to then identify specific behaviors an…
    - 3 May 17, 10:20pm -
  • Are humans really the most valuable asset in your organization?
    I am skeptical. I am not skeptical that it is true that human beings are your organization’s most valuable asset. I personally have little doubt that it is true — rather I am skeptical that you actually believe it, and here is why. If you and the…
    - 2 May 17, 10:12pm -
  • Inclusive Meetings – Interruptions
    Last week I wrote about picking specific chunks of the workflow in your organization to focus your inclusion efforts on as an alternative to the easily overwhelming goal of culture change. I then wrote about and shared some ideas of how we might do t…
    - 26 Apr 17, 11:56pm -
  • Your first mistake toward inclusion, and how to avoid it.
    The first mistake, the most common mistake, and possibly the most limiting mistake that organizations make in the name of inclusion is failing to clarify their objective. They get all revved up in pursuit of a vague, ambiguous target only to find the…
    - 24 Apr 17, 4:48pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • Are You Ready for AI?
    The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) is a pretty high falutin’ outfit. It’s the business and economics research arm of McKinsey & Company. Not focused so much on middle-market HR folks, it publishes a wealth of well-researched papers that focus on…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Compensation Transparency
    Ben Eubanks over at Lighthouse Research and Advisory has written a fascinating white paper on transparency. Transparency in Compensation:  Trends and Best Practices, underwritten by, is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impac…
    - 29 days ago, 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 →
    - 50 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Happy 4th of July!
    - 78 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • One Internet Trend To Watch
    As I’ve written in the past, Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is a treasure trove of data that most HR professionals miss. That’s because the report isn’t about HR trends, it’s about internet trends. But almost any way you … Co…
    - 85 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 11:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newHow important is knowing the product for a new hire?
    I riffed yesterday about how JetBlue is leaning into a pretty serious shortage of pilot candidates by expanding the talent pools and significantly increasing their investment in training and development in order to essentially 'build' the candidates…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Sep 17, 2:41pm -
  • newA reminder that any 'skills gap' is also an employer's problem to solve
    Whether or not there is a true 'skills gap' crisis in the US labor market is certainly subject to debate. For every analysis that indicates that the pipeline of qualified candidates that colleges and other training programs are producing are not meet…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 296 - HR Gives Back 2017
    HR Happy Hour 296 - HR Gives Back 2017Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Mollie LombardiListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish welcome Mollie Lombardi from Aptitude Research Partners to talk about HR Gives Back…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 5:17pm -
  • For anyone building or implementing AI for HR or hiring
    You can't swing a hammer anywhere these days without hitting an 'AI in HR' article, prediction, webinar, talk, or HR conference session. Heck, we will have a fair bit of AI in HR talk at the upcoming HR Technology Conference in October.But one of th…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
  • VOTE! For the Next Great HR Technology Company
    Quick shot for a busy Monday and a humble appeal to enlist the help and support of blog readers with something that is equal parts fun, cool, important, and did I mention fun?Folks that read the blog should know that I am the Program Chair for the H…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 295 - Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company
    HR Happy Hour 295 - Discovering the Next Great HR Technology CompanyHost: Steve BoeseGuest: George LarocqueListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by George Larocque to talk about innovation in HR Tech, and discuss the eig…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 4:29pm -

Women of HR

  • newHow Women Can Punch Up Their Careers And Go For That Promotion
    Often many women feel unfulfilled with their careers, either because they feel they can’t advance or because they are stuck in a rut. For some, it’s difficult to move ahead because many employers are reluctant to put family-oriented individuals i…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Empowering Women in HR Technology – #HRTechConf 2017
    “We need more women in leadership roles.” A common theme across many companies, and many industries.  But an issue that seems to be gaining more and more steam in the technology and HR technology industries in particular.  Historically male-dom…
    - 42 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Machines Will Rule the Workplace?  Not So Fast…
    There’s no arguing that we’re in an era of unprecedented technological advancement.  When I look back on when I started my career just out of college (longer ago now than I care to admit, but still not that long ago) and think about how much the…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Accommodating the Needs of Parents Who Are Shift Workers
    Parents who are shift workers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to scheduling. From a parent’s perspective, they want to have flexibility in their schedule so that they are able to meet the demands of their child, whether it be attendin…
    - 64 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:25pm -
  • 5 Things Startup Companies Should Look for When Hiring New Employees
    When looking for new employees, finding candidates with relevant industry experience is often necessary.  But let’s face it, there will often be many candidates with very similar credentials. Credentials are important, but not necessarily sufficie…
    - 69 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • “All In” for a Better, Stronger Workplace – #SHRM17
    “All In” was the theme for the 2017 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo, which wrapped up last week.  A theme that could be interpreted in a multitude of ways, it was certainly pervasive throughout the week with att…
    - 82 days ago, 30 Jun 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…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:42pm -
  • the challenges of recruiting in hypergrowth
    Perfecting your recruitment and hiring process is hard enough during so-called normal conditions, but as Wrede Petersmeyer and the rest of the team at Airbnb found out, it’s even more difficult during a period of hypergrowth. Since Wred…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:39pm -
  • Full-Time Workers Increasingly Willing to Work Part-Time
    Introduction A new RecruitiFi survey on the career paths of 1,000 U.S. full-time and part-time adult employees found that individuals currently working full-time are increasingly likely to seek part-time work due to the flexibility as…
    - 16 Nov 15, 8:55pm -
  • The Intersection of Ad Tech and IT Recruiting
    Due to the omnipresence of smartphones and the web’s proven success as an advertising platform, there’s increased demand to place candidates with an intersection of IT and advertising skills in positions. The burgeoning ad tech indust…
    - 16 Nov 15, 8:02pm -
  • IT Recruiting: Cloud Computing and Big Data Candidates are in Demand
    There are certain areas of IT recruiting where demand far exceeds supply, such as cloud computing and related areas like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and big data. Moving to cloud-based platforms saves companies money and offers very real…
    - 7 Oct 15, 2:14pm -
  • Maybe You Should be Recruiting Job Hoppers
     Recruiting job hoppers may wind up costing employers a large sum of money due simply to their unreliability. The average cost to replace an employee is 21 percent of that employee’s yearly salary, so hiring a job hopper might wind up…
    - 1 Oct 15, 2:02pm -

HR Hardball

  • 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 -
  • Counter-Offers & Boomerangs
    Nothing quite like a marriage metaphor, right? You’ve heard these stories (or perhaps you’ve lived this story) – after years of asking, pleading, and begging (to a man’s ears = “nagging”) the husband to change his ways to no avail, […]…
    - 10 Apr 17, 11:36am -
  • The “Look-Down” Generation
    It literally drives me crazy…driving in the morning/evening commute every day is a stressful task without added annoyances, but there it is, every…..single… After finally navigating your way around the human impediment clogging traffic…
    - 23 Feb 17, 1:05pm -
  • TeamWORK or TeamBUILDING?
    My Talent Acquisition team recently participated in a teambuilding event courtesy of our friends at Strayboots. I can tell you we looked forward to this event for weeks, as the thought of a scavenger hunt through the middle of the […]The post Team…
    - 16 Feb 17, 12:48pm -
  • Cupid is (Still) Stupid, Six Years Later
    It’s the sixth annual reposting of an instant classic, compliments of my first born (now 15), when he created the masterpiece below as his rendition of a class assignment. He blessed us with a poem that I vowed to re-visit on […]The post Cupid…
    - 14 Feb 17, 1:20pm -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

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

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR


  • newAsk These 8 Questions When You Compare PEO Companies
    If you’re a small business owner and you need help with HR, take comfort in the fact that thousands of others have faced that same dilemma. HR responsibilities take time, resources, and blood/sweat/tears that you may not be able to inve…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:26pm -
  • Don’t Fall For These 3 PEO Myths
    Partnering with a PEO can seem intimidating, especially for entrepreneurs. You’ve poured your lifeblood into your business, and now someone wants you to hand over the reins? Not likely
    - 17 Mar 17, 2:30pm -
  • FAQ: What Is a Co-Employment Relationship?
    When you partner with a PEO, you enter a co-employment relationship. That relationship offers a lot of benefits to small businesses, including vendor management, benefits administration, recruiting assistance, and more. 
    - 22 Feb 17, 9:20pm -
  • Will PEO Certification Make a Difference for Small Businesses
    On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA), giving professional employer organizations (PEOs) statutory recognition. Essentially, PEOs will now have the opportunity to seek certification with the…
    - 24 May 16, 2:43pm -
  • Employee Health Benefits: now and into the future
    The future of employer sponsored medical benefits lies in what’s happening now. Regardless of what happens in the upcoming elections, no leadership is in a position to unwind history or throw babies out with the bathwater. It’s just t…
    - 29 Apr 16, 3:31pm -
  • Implementing EEOC Protections for LGBT Workers
    Recent debates in Mississippi and North Carolina have raised many questions about how to protect the specific legal rights of the LGBT community. As a business owner, one of the most important steps you can take is to look closely at your…
    - 21 Apr 16, 4:31pm -


  • newDiscussing Who Episode 60: Discussing Comics Spider-Man Homecoming
    Tom Holland brings Spider-Man home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  What did we think? Join us as we give our impressions before-and-after the movie. All things Amazing Spider-Man PLUS Discussing Comics on YouTube! Hosted…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:28am -
  • newDiscussing Who Episode 59: Review of The Doctor Falls
    We begin the show with a spoiler warning because the moment has arrived. We've reached the end of Series 10 as 'The Doctor Falls'.  Missy, along with her her prior incarnation, must decide whether or not they will stand with...or against...The Doct…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:24am -
  • Can Captain America Be Redeemed?
    Captain America betrays the Avengers for Hydra! Or, did he?  The events of Marvel’s Secret Empire #10 makes me ask the question: Can Captain America Be Redeemed?   Can Captain America Be Redeemed?     Prior to reading the last book in the Secre…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Sep 17, 10:08pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 57: Review of World Enough and Time
    We begin the show with a spoiler warning because the fall of the Doctor approaches. Missy, along with her snacks, investigate a distress signal aboard a ship caught in a black hole. Will Doctor Who save the day? Doctor? Doctor Who? Did you wait for m…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 11:24pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 56: Review of The Eaters of Light
    We review ‘The Eaters of Light’, the tenth episode of Doctor Who Series 10. The Doctor, Bill, and Nardole go in search of the Lost Ninth Legion. Can Missy be far behind? Hosted by Kyle Jones, Clarence Brown, Lee Shackleford, and Angie Meadows.  
    - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 11:20pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 55: Review of The Waters of Mars
    We review ‘Empress of Mars’, the ninth episode of Doctor Who Series 10. The Doctor, Bill, and Nardole go to Mars, encounter the Ice Warriors, and see an unexpected friend dating back to the Third Doctor era. Hosted by Kyle Jones, Clarence Brown,…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 11:16pm -


  • newIf it walks like a duck
    The connection between self belief and outcomes can be one of the most powerful drivers of performance. When an individual or team truly believe in something, they can often deliver results greater than the sum of the parts. That’s why we often see…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Be a high performing team
    Over the years, I’ve seen a number of really exceptional teams working in different organisations and in different functions. I’ve been part of some great teams and also some that were really quite dysfunctional. If you’re struggling, or intere…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • HR Room 101
    You have one choice. What is it? Be brave…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • What’s your ambition?
    Do you have an ambition? I’m not talking personally – whether you want to walk on the moon, play the violin, or live by the sea is really a matter only for yourself and your loved ones. I’m also not talking about your career trajectory. I’m t…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Get a proper job
    In my middle teens, I dreamed of owning and running my own restaurant. It combined my love of cooking, food and entertaining with an interest in business and management. When I expressed this view to those influential in my life, the consensus was pr…
    - 30 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Ten ways to make a better day
    Is it me, or is there a general sense of menace and disgruntlement in society? Sometimes it feels like an all-pervasive nastiness is in the air – like atoms bouncing off one another, we go around getting increasingly grumpy with the world. And of c…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 7:00am -


  • Using Mindfulness to Transform Your Workplace
    Mindfulness. You may have heard this term being thrown around more and more. It is not a new concept; however, with the speed of life today, it is a practice that has come back into vogue. But what is mindfulness and how can you promote it in the wor…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Recruitment Roundtables: A Great Way to Improve Process & Stakeholder Relationships
    When consulting with clients on improving their recruiting function, I have found poor communication is one of the top reasons there is a breakdown in the process. Strengthening the relationship between key stakeholders (e.g., recruiters and hiring…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Internship Program
    Designing an internship program that is a win-win for both the organization and the intern is not as challenging as you may think. To design a program that is a true value-add to the company as well as an enriching experience for the intern, a little…
    - 46 days ago, 5 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Managing Remote Employees
    For many of today’s organizations, hiring remote workers is a great way to grow their talent pool – enabling them to hire the best person for the job, regardless of location. Yet, knowing how to manage an employee you do not see face-to-face ever…
    - 60 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 12:00pm -
  • Embracing the Spirit of Summer at Work
    Remember the excitement as a child when the summer months rolled around? When that last school bell rang, a sense of adventure and freedom was upon us as we looked forward to warm, sunny days outside riding bikes with friends, staying up late, and em…
    - 74 days ago, 8 Jul 17, 12:00pm -
  • Strategies for a Successful Employee Rewards Program
    How we recognize and reward our employees has evolved over the years, yet the key to a successful program has always been to keep it fresh and engaging. When designing a recognition and rewards program, knowing what rewards to offer can sometimes be…
    - 88 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

  • 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…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 11:58am -
  • The price of saying yes
    I have a history of backing out of things.  I would like to think that most of these decisions were sound and that there was a reason that I decided to not pursue whatever course of action I was on. There was a time when I would have reflectively sa…
    - 80 days ago, 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…
    - 80 days ago, 2 Jul 17, 10:25am -
  • Sweating the little things
    Years ago someone gave me the book “Don`t Sweat the Small Stuff“ (with the cutesy subtitle: “and it`s all small stuff“). I can`t say that I was overly impressed at what I considered to be the implication that I get worked up over little thing…
    - 24 May 17, 5:15pm -
  • Issues with navigating
    “How lost to myself I have become“  – The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood These words have been burned into my brain ever since I read them.  Maybe it`s more accurate to say that they struck a nerve, because I have the distinct impression…
    - 23 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Sober thoughts
    I love Ernest Hemingway`s recommendation to : write drunk, edit sober. However, after numerous false starts and some really questionable (and possibly litigious) blog drafts, I came to realize that this advice was better applied figuratively and not…
    - 10 Apr 17, 12:56pm -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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


  • 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

  • new7 Major Leadership Mistakes You’re Making Right Now
    Once upon a time, I was an HR consultant who was regularly invited into organizations to conduct 1×1 interviews with their employees. We’d talk about what was working, what wasn’t, and their suggestions for the future. Ultimately, I’d compile…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Would You Pause Your Career and Take a Sabbatical?
    Many years ago, I worked for a large consulting firm, and business was struggling. Rather than laying off large numbers of people, they decided to offer a FlexLeave sabbatical. It was time off to follow a dream with the ability to step back into thei…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Are You Suffering From “I’ll Do It Later” Syndrome?
    Do you know what you want to do and then, um, not get around to it? If so, you’re like millions of others who are suffering from “I’ll Do It Later” Syndrome.  Ok, so I made up that it’s a syndrome, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a prob…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • 20 Questions to Gauge Your Commitment to Your Current Path
      There are times when we all ask ourselves, “is my current path the right one?” I know I’ve been asking myself that question left, right, and center since I left Washington DC for the Outback. My business, family, and friends all factor into…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • What You Can Learn from the Worst Parent on the Planet
    I am a horrible parent. The kind that my children will definitely swap stories about when they go to college, and I’ll win an unofficial award for the cruel and unusual punishment that I put my kids through on a daily basis. Some of the egregious o…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 9:00am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • 6 HR Epiphanies Learned Through 6 Years of Blogging
    022090000020 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-…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:01am -
  • Five Ways Video Can Enhance Your Recruitment Process
    011040000010In an increasingly mobile world, many businesses are beginning to shift towards more effective execution within their HR departments. Implementing video into the process of recruitment not only provides an integral solution for businesses…
    - 30 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 11:30am -
  • Five Questions That Will Lead You to the Best ATS
    000080000020Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored guest post. I will receive compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services, and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statement, I will…
    - 44 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 5:00am -
  • The Underground Workforce: Immigrants
    010081000040  A little over a month ago, I traveled to Queens to go pick up my 10th wedding anniversary cake from a family friend. To give you some context, I live in Long Island, NY (the forgotten borough, unless you talk The Hamptons) so anytime I…
    - 85 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 3:41pm -
  • Is Your Recruitment Process Still in the Stone Age?
    003040000010 Have you ever called a promising candidate for a follow-up interview only to find out they just took up a job at a competing firm? How often does this happen? If it’s more than once, it’s already one too many! If you are missing out…
    - 30 May 17, 11:30am -
  • Trust: Why It Matters and How Tech Can Help
    200070010040Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored guest blog 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…
    - 18 May 17, 11:30am -

Talent Vanguard

  • newDoes HR Really Have a Role in Innovation?
    This week I attended two events held by networks I’m part of (Strategic Capability Network and Toronto Organization Development Network) that looked at innovation from the organization and individual level. Innovation risks being yet another superf…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 10:38pm -
  • Networking Doesn’t Suck. Our Mindset Does.

    - 10 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 2:58am -
  • The One Thing You Should Know About a Career in HR
    I’m doing really well at the saddest goal I’ve ever set. This year, after an honest assessment of where my time was going and a realization that I was consistently overcommiting myself, I faced facts and stopped doing some things. Chief among the…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 4:24pm -
  • Psychic Entropy, Deep Work, and the Post-Knowledge Economy
    Being a knowledge worker is so 2016. At a recent event, a speaker described our economy as being on the threshold of the ‘post knowledge era‘ – a period in which companies will achieve competitive advantage not by accruing the most data, but by…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 3:57am -
  • Don’t Make Me Happy
    I’ve just spent a week working with a few of my Actionable colleagues on the other side of the world. This gave me cause to reflect on both the obvious and intangible elements that contribute to our exceptionally collaborative team culture. It also…
    - 30 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 4:15am -
  • Did We Create the “Passionate Quitter”?
    If you had to choose between two employees for your organization, both solid performers, one deeply passionate about their work and profession but who will leave within 3 years, and the other who is looking for a long-term career with your company bu…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 11:29pm -

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

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

HR Bartender

  • newHow to Assess Your Company’s Onboarding Program
    Onboarding is more than just orientation. Done right, it helps retain and engage new hires. So, we need to assess our onboarding program for maximum effectiveness.The post How to Assess Your Company’s Onboarding Program appeared first on hr barten…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 8:57am -
  • Managers Should Spend the Majority of Their Time Doing This
    Managers have a lot to do. And that's exactly why managers should spend most of their time doing this. It helps with goals, performance and learning.The post Managers Should Spend the Majority of Their Time Doing This appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 8:57am -
  • 5 Business Lessons Learned from Adult Dot to Dot Books
    Adult coloring books were the rage, helping employees with stress relief. Now we have dot to dot for grownups. A little fun can be good for employee engagement.The post 5 Business Lessons Learned from Adult Dot to Dot Books appeared first on hr bart…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 8:57am -
  • Should Employees Receive an Auto Allowance – Ask #HR Bartender
    Should employees who drive for company business get an auto allowance? What should be in an auto allowance policy? Our friends from Paycom have the answers.The post Should Employees Receive an Auto Allowance – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on h…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 8:57am -
  • The $100,000 Bill: ALL Labor Law Changes Impact Your Bottom Line
    Human resources has to manage labor law. Whether laws are added or removed, there are costs. Technology can help reduce the cost burden. Kronos shows us how.The post The $100,000 Bill: ALL Labor Law Changes Impact Your Bottom Line appeared first on…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 8:57am -
  • INTERVIEW: Dr. Jac Fitz-enz on Human Capital Metrics
    Metrics or big-data, human resources needs all of it. Dr. Jac Fitz-enz, HR metrics pioneer, shares his insights on human capital in the impact on HR.The post INTERVIEW: Dr. Jac Fitz-enz on Human Capital Metrics appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 10 days ago, 10 Sep 17, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

  • Corporate Nirvana – A Tale of Urban Enlightenment
    Book Author: Sonali D'silva (Talent Development Professional, Author and Avid Blogger)I have been one of those professionals who had no time for myself or for reflection and had lost touch with my...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 30 Jun 14, 6:33am -
  • Take another Shot
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    - 11 Jun 14, 1:31am -
  • Employee Leadership
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    - 1 Jun 14, 2:23pm -
  • Leadership Roadmap
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    - 20 May 14, 7:15am -
  • Training and Development
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    - 19 May 14, 3:35am -

Leadership Freak

  • newOne Acronym That Captures the Essence of Mentoring
    Thank you for the comments and emails on making an acronym that explains MENTOR. Your suggestions are incredible. I’ve decided to add “ing” to expand possibilities. With your help, here’s where I landed.… Continue reading →
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:04am -
  • newAn Acronym That Explains Mentoring
    I could use some help. I’m trying – without success – to create an acronym that captures the essence of mentoring. How would you use MENTOR or MENTORING as an acronym? What I… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:10am -
  • new7 Profound Benefits of Navigating Storms
    There will come a time when things get worse, even when you try to make them better. Optimism is an attitude toward storms, not exemption from them. Don’t be startled when skies grow… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:16pm -
  • newHow to Bridge the Gap that Holds You Back
    The way people experience you is often different from the way you intend. You hoped to hear, “Thanks for the encouragement.” Instead you heard, “You’re pushy.”   It’s self-defeating when good intentions produce… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 8:21pm -
  • How to Say No to the Boss When You’ve Always Said Yes
    You’re trapped if you can’t say no to the boss. My first no. The first time I said no to my boss was a painful moment of clarity. I wanted to be the… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 2:23pm -
  • 7 Ways to Say, “No,” When It’s Easier to Say, “Yes”
    Tough and mean are two different things. Mean is uncaring. You don’t have to choose between a caring heart and tough decision. 7 Ways to say, “No.” #1. Declare good intentions. “I’d love… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 11:32am -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager


  • “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

  • newA dose of people wisdom from Peter Drucker
    Often people are hired for the wrong reasons. Hiring managers seek to minimize weaknesses rather than maximizing strengths. That is not the formula for success in hiring, according to Peter Drucker. From his book The Effective Executive, as quoted in…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:05am -
  • newREMINDER! Today is the day you must start using the new I-9
    Back in July, I wrote There is a new I-9 form and you had better start using it! I told you that the USCIS had published a new I-9 form that was to be used starting in September. Well, was the day! As of today the form what has an expiration date of…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:05am -
  • newYes! Interactive means Interactive and not just once!
    Under the ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act) there is a requirement that employers have interactive discussions with employees about their needs for accommodations in performing their jobs. My Miriam-Webster dictionary defines int…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 11:05am -
  • Future Friday: The explanation of the future is about prediction and not certainty
    This past week Hurricane Irma ripped through the Southeast, wreaking mass destruction and havoc. Many people in the Southeast are not able to read this blog post because they remain without power, even as far north as Atlanta. Irma was a good model f…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 11:05am -
  • The date and data required for the EEO-1 report changed
    Many of you may have already read that the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) suspended the implementation of the new EEO-1 form until further review. The EEO-1 is a report required by the government (EEOC) for companies with over 100 employ…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 11:05am -
  • From the Archive: Learn to be funny it will improve your Communication Skills
    Yesterday I gave a presentation to the North Alabama SHRM conference in Huntsville, Alabama. I tried to incorporate some humor in to my presentation, even though the topic of investigations is not really a humorous subject. I hope it worked. Regardle…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 3:20pm -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

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…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 5:22pm -
  • The embarrassing but successful launch of a new product
    One day, I will be embarrassed about the first bag of coffee we roasted and shipped. Creating something new is exciting and also a vulnerability test. There is a lot of work behind a new product that does not get to see the light of day. I am happy w…
    - 71 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 1:22pm -
  • Roasting Coffee at the source – Guatemalan Speciality Cafe Owner – Zach Daggett
    Did you know, coffee grows well in about 29-35 countries? In this podcast episode, I interview Guatemalan specialty coffee shop owner, Zach Daggett. After college, Zach did several trips to Guatemala and realized that coffee was something he had to e…
    - 92 days ago, 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

  • newNew Research: Be Weird to Get the Hiring Manager’s Attention
    I received the highlights from a new CareerBuilder study this week and they made me laugh for two reasons. First, because some of these ideas are actually pretty good, and second, because whoever wrote the press release of the data analysis is a bit…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 2:11pm -
  • Help Me Pick the Next Great HR Tech Company
    This year I have the honor (and challenge) of being one of four analysts working with the HR Technology Conference to pick the next great HR tech company. Of the hundreds of submissions to this year’s contest, eight have been selected and four will…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 12:23pm -
  • 3 Keys to Creating Engaging Learning Experiences [Webinar]
    By now you’ve most likely heard about and begun thinking about the employee experience, because you can’t turn around without reading an article or hearing someone speak about it. In essence, it’s a deeper look at the practices you use across t…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 1:20pm -
  • Compensation Transparency: Advice for Getting the Balance Just Right
    When we think about tools like Expedia and Yelp, we realize the value of transparency in the marketplace. The underlying issue is information asymmetry – when one party has more information than the other, that party has additional leverage in a di…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • Performance Management, Culture, and Business Results [New Research]
    This summer at Lighthouse we’ve been working our way through a number of research studies, but to be honest one of the ones I’ve been incredibly pumped about is focused on performance management. It’s probably because I get a sense of the disco…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 7:14pm -
  • Reinventing Recruiting: An Interview with Terry Terhark of randrr [Podcast]
    Tried to find a new job lately? It’s easy to feel like a rat in a wheel, running faster and faster yet getting nowhere. Despite this being a candidate’s market, it’s easy to feel like you are never going to get ahead of the game. In today’s c…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 1:00pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Belated Comments On Workday’s 2-27-2017 Earnings Call
    [This should have been written and published in early March, but that’s when our kitchen remodel project went into what’s called demolition, and life at Bloom & Wallace has been pretty disrupted ever since. It’s going to be gorgeous when finish…
    - 26 Apr 17, 11:32pm -
  • A Layman’s Thoughts On American Healthcare
    At the end of 2009, as the ACA was being born, while I was recovering from a fully insured (but dreadfully painful post-op) rotator cuff surgery, I shared my two cents worth on the coming of the ACA. With the healthcare debate now front and central…
    - 16 Apr 17, 4:15pm -
  • Strategic Planning Is A Mindset!
    Strategic planning is a mindset which can be applied to great swaths of your life. If you’re willing to do the heavy lifting, just like in business, strategic planning provides much improved outcomes. With all of my exciting plans for Christmas an…
    - 9 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — The Whole Story In One Sitting!
    Preface I don’t know what got into me. Without any planning of plot or characters, without any outline of key points chapter by chapter and, quite frankly, without knowing what the hell I was doing, I just started writing. The first chapter was pos…
    - 4 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Finale
    [Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI , Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI, Chapter XVII and Chapter XVIII in case you missed…
    - 30 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Chapter XVIII
    [Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI , Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI and Chapter XVII in case you missed them.] There wa…
    - 29 Dec 16, 1:00pm -

HR Success Guide

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

David Jackson HR

  • BREXIT and Human Resources
    For those who didn’t catch my presentation at the ‘HR in Turbulent Times’ conference last week, here are my slides and the key points I made under each. Three key contextual impacts for HR – Economic, Trade, and Labour supply. Although all th…
    - 79 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 1:05pm -
  • Why you should abolish your HR function in 2017
    You will be sceptical – of course. You will expect this to be some kind of ‘clickbait’ nonsense to draw you in and feed my stats. The truth is though, I really do believe that 2017 is the year we will finally begin to at least talk about killin…
    - 88 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 7:52pm -
  • The Future of Surgery in Cyberspace
    Until now, we have imagined the coming cyborgs as physical amalgamations of humans and machines; of flesh and tech. But the power of the cyborg concept as it pertains to the future of work is not restricted by these physical pairings. Instead, the vi…
    - 94 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 9:28pm -
  • Why do we Hate our own Voices in the Workplace?
    In a world of constant data collection and recording, why do we still resist voice and video recording in the workplace? In 2017, our workplaces are overflowing with devices capable of capture but there is a step that we are refusing to take. There i…
    - 95 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 10:40am -
  • The Warm Human and the Cold Machine
      We increasingly talk about the advancement of automation and robots as an opportunity for humanity rather than a threat. But the continued dualism of our thought puts us at risk of oversimplifying and narrowing rather than widening out our thought…
    - 95 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 7:10am -
  • Diversity & Inclusion in 2017
    Diversity and Inclusion is a powerful pairing of concepts in our workplaces today. What does the resignation of Tim Farron add to our understanding of diversity of thought in 2017? However carefully Tim Farron may have chosen his words, many people (…
    - 97 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 6:53pm -

Thinking About Learning

  • Why delivering training doesn’t enable learning
    We’ve become quite sophisticated in our understanding of what it means when people learn. Psychologists have studied humans for decades through which we’ve continually evolved our understanding of how learning occurs. Through early models we unde…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 8:49pm -
  • Intersectionality, Diversity, Inclusion
    Intersectionality – Intersectionality is the idea that multiple identities intersect to create a whole that is different from the component identities As I continue my own journey in understanding how we cultivate and develop organisations where d…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 3:11pm -
  • Long live the LMS
    No, really! As with most things that have utility, people find issue with using them preferring other ways of going about life. Don’t want to carry cash? No problem seeing most people can use contactless to pretty much do everything they need. Does…
    - 43 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:04am -
  • Straw man arguments in L&D
    A short post today. One of the things that really rile me up is when L&Ders themselves present straw man arguments about L&D theories / models when they haven’t taken the time to understand the original piece properly. It happens in political rheto…
    - 48 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 9:12pm -
  • Does the L&D world really need another programme?
    For those of you who’ve been following my recent activity, you’ll know that I’ve launched a programme called Modern Learning Leader. I wrote a recent post on how I got to making the event happen. The webinars start on Monday, and the Slack chan…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:32am -
  • The Big Questions
    Sometimes on a weekday morning I watch The Big Questions on BBC One (when I’m at home you understand). It can be good viewing. If you’re not familiar, they talk about topical subjects, bringing in people of very different opinions into the audien…
    - 83 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 7:07am -

T Recs

  • 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…
    - 92 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 7:15am -
  • The Talent Challenges for HR
    Attracting, hiring, developing and retaining the right people has always been a crucial part of any organisation’s success. The methods of doing so successfully, however, are evolving fast. With growing skills gaps, uncertain trading conditions and…
    - 24 Apr 17, 7:29am -
  • Are You Listening to Your Employees?
    If there’s one thing that should be high on the agenda of HR teams, then its the employee experience. Yet only 30% of businesses try and measure it, which is poor when compared to the 72% who measure customer experience, and baffling when so much o…
    - 27 Mar 17, 10:26am -
  • 5 Ways to Deal With Skill Mismatches
    72% of Directors and business leaders are worried about their skills pipeline. Permanent candidate availability is at an all time low. Skills gaps are reaching crisis proportions. 740,000 more people with digital skills will be needed in the workforc…
    - 2 Mar 17, 8:11am -
  • Challenges Facing Executive Search
    I was recently invited to attend the World Executive Search Congress in London. It’s a two-day conference with a variety of speakers covering techniques, marketing, relationship building and perspectives on where the sector is and where it is going…
    - 24 Oct 16, 8:05am -
  • The New Talent Journey
      The way that talent is attracted, hired, on-boarded, developed and retained is evolving. New technologies, changing attitudes to work and employment (from both employers and workers), heightened expectations and a growing transparency around how b…
    - 5 Oct 16, 11:58am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

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

HR Remix

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

101 Half Connected Things

  • 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…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 6:48am -
  • They need to #learn… Or maybe… 
    There is a framing issue with thinking about organisational capability (and individual capability) that has been troubling me. And that’s the posing of organisational issues as learning needs –  rather than learning needs AND/OR required systemi…
    - 90 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 6:53am -
  • That bridge in happier times
    When the Olympics were in London in 2012 I took my daughter up to see the marathon. We arrived at London Bridge station and walked across the sealed off bridge. Sealed off for better reasons.  Whilst we were crossing it we came across a group of Fre…
    - 4 Jun 17, 8:56am -
  • How I Became a Success in HR 
    I’m often asked how I became successful in HR.  I’ve never viewed myself as such – I know some great people who I consider in a different league to me – but in the spirit of the type of list you’ll find in Inc or on LinkedIn I thought I’…
    - 25 Apr 17, 8:10pm -
  • What have you done for me lately? 
    I just picked up on this quote here  I spent Saturday with some of our volunteers talking about how we might evolve our local networks and communities. We’ve made real progress in our relationships with our volunteers in this area – and I know…
    - 27 Mar 17, 7:25am -
  • London wakes
    I was on one of the first tubes this morning. On the way to catch an early train from King’s Cross. It’s strange to pass through a station this large when it is devoid of people. It’s beautiful and unnerving all at once. I missed the bustle. Fo…
    - 23 Mar 17, 5:58am -

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…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 2:19pm -
  • Mentoring and Training: Managing the Generational Shift in Today’s Workforce
    We’re now making workforce history as Millennials have become the dominant demographic in the US, outnumbering Baby Boomers 80 million to 76 million. There is a resulting generational shift in the workforce currently underway, and gathering steam.…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • The Power of Personal Vision to Drive Organizational Change
    Does your personal vision statement inspire others to greatness? Is it hardwired into the DNA of your people? If not, take time today to further refine your vision, and collaborate with your team on an action plan to bring your company's vision to li…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • Be One of the Best Places to Work, Even If You Didn’t Make a List
    We’re over halfway through the 2017 work year, and many lists of the best places to work are rolling out. Inc. Magazine (in partnership with Quantum Workplace) surveyed 169,000 people and compiled a list of 50 Best Places to Work. Fortune (…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • The Missing Link in Culture Success: An Interview with Dr. Robert A. Cooke
    According to Dr. Robert Cooke, CEO of Human Synergistics and Associate Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago, “The organization as a whole, including all departments, teams, and individuals within it—and really…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 8:55pm -
  • 13 Ways Your Company Can Foster a Sense of Belonging
    Pat Wadors, Senior VP of Global Talent for LinkedIn, believes that three factors - Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIBS) - are the key drivers of employee engagement. A sense of belonging, in particular - the feeling that you can bring your authe…
    - 49 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 11:49am -

Leadership Freak

  • newOne Acronym That Captures the Essence of Mentoring
    Thank you for the comments and emails on making an acronym that explains MENTOR. Your suggestions are incredible. I’ve decided to add “ing” to expand possibilities. With your help, here’s where I landed.… Continue reading →
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:04am -
  • newAn Acronym That Explains Mentoring
    I could use some help. I’m trying – without success – to create an acronym that captures the essence of mentoring. How would you use MENTOR or MENTORING as an acronym? What I… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:10am -
  • new7 Profound Benefits of Navigating Storms
    There will come a time when things get worse, even when you try to make them better. Optimism is an attitude toward storms, not exemption from them. Don’t be startled when skies grow… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 12:16pm -
  • newHow to Bridge the Gap that Holds You Back
    The way people experience you is often different from the way you intend. You hoped to hear, “Thanks for the encouragement.” Instead you heard, “You’re pushy.”   It’s self-defeating when good intentions produce… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 8:21pm -
  • How to Say No to the Boss When You’ve Always Said Yes
    You’re trapped if you can’t say no to the boss. My first no. The first time I said no to my boss was a painful moment of clarity. I wanted to be the… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 2:23pm -
  • 7 Ways to Say, “No,” When It’s Easier to Say, “Yes”
    Tough and mean are two different things. Mean is uncaring. You don’t have to choose between a caring heart and tough decision. 7 Ways to say, “No.” #1. Declare good intentions. “I’d love… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 11:32am -

Three Star Leadership

  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 9/19/17
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 6:00pm -
  • newBook Review: Competing Against Luck
    Most observers agree that the percentage of new products that succeed is small and that the percentage of products that succeed extravagantly is vanishingly small. Among those same observers, there are two theories...
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 6:00pm -
  • newLeadership Reading to Start Your Week: 9/18/17
    Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership...
    - 3 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 5:30pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: Care for the people
    You have two jobs as a boss. One is accomplishing the mission. The other is caring for the people. Here are three ways to care. Care for the people by keeping them safe. That means safe from you, the Powers that Be, the...
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 10:30am -
  • Leadership: Stamp Out Assholes Now!
    If you’ve ever had a really bad boss, you know what it’s like. When I worked for my version of the Worst Boss Ever, it affected just about everything. We spent a lot of time playing defense and trying to stay out of...
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 6:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • 3 ways Technology has made me a better HR Pro
    If you thought this was a blog post about the many HRIS options out there you can just close this page now. For those of you that want to know what I’m talking about that’s not an HRIS here it is: Google. Y’all…. I can google anything! It’s…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:50pm -
  • Participation Trophies at Work
    Found this post while cleaning up my drafts and decided to publish it. I wrote this almost two years ago, yet didn’t need to change a thing.   I have yet to meet a millennial that enjoys being called a millennial. I often hear from my fellow gener…
    - 65 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:51pm -
  • Stay in touch #SHRM17
    It never feels like enough time at national conference. Every one is back home by now and getting in their usual work routine again (after a 12 and a half hour crash to recharge our introverted batteries-just me?). We are all catching up on what we m…
    - 83 days ago, 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…
    - 86 days ago, 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…
    - 89 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 11:39am -
  • Learning into action #SHRM17
    As I sit in another general session for #SHRM17 I wonder with my colleagues if this information is new to people in the audience. Great speaker, great information, fun delivery, but is the core of the message still new? We have to remind ourselves th…
    - 92 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 3:08pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • The Fruits Of Our Labor
    I don't know who makes the schedule but I must commend him/her on their placement of Labor Day!Labor Day comes at a perfect time: The weather is changing, the kids are getting back to school, the tarp is pulled over the pool and beach chairs are put…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 9:27pm -
  • Shelter from the Storm
    Times are uncertain. The corporate world gets more competitive every day, our personal lives are never simple and the world at large isn't hurling any compliments our way.You ever feel like the harder you fight, the further you grow away from content…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 1:50pm -
  • Better (For Now)
    Each summer, I have the opportunity to teach a class to college students. After coaching baseball among 10 years old boys and days spent with professionals of various generations, being on campus is a pleasant change of pace.Being a teacher, a coach…
    - 49 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 2:13pm -
  • At The Risk of Sounding Unpopular
    I've been suffering social media fatigue of late. Taking a little time off has allowed for some personal introspection:The amount of content made available to us can be overwhelming.Is there a way to find only the information that we deem meaningful?…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 8:02pm -
  • Workforce Report - 2017
    Moments after stepping off the plane from New Orleans I headed into San Francisco to present at the Northern California Human Resources Association's Compensation Conference.After a week of interacting with 10's of thousands of HR Professionals, a fe…
    - 75 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 10:15pm -
  • SHRM17 Take Aways
    The Society for Human Resource Management have concluded our 69th Annual Conference. Ideas were shared, people spoke and exhibitors exhibited while HR Pros braved the rain and well-functioning air conditioning.This having been my 10th SHRM Annual Con…
    - 89 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 7:55pm -

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

What Goes Around

  • Taking Responsibility
    A friend recently pointed me in the direction of a short TED talk by Barry Schwartz (8 minutes), titled “The way we think about work is broken.” Schwartz observes that we’re not used to challenging things which have become socially acceptable…
    - 41 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 8:04am -
  • Preparation : The Colour And The Shape
    This month has a lot of creativity, art, and culture in it. June kicked off with The Art of Innovation talk at the HR Inner Circle, followed by an Art of Innovation election night special at the offices of BDG. Over the next two weekends I am partici…
    - 92 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 8:18am -
  • The Art of Innovation : HR Inner Circle
    This week, I spent a very interesting and enjoyable day at the 2017 HR Inner Circle Conference. I got to meet and speak with a lot of interesting people, I heard two friends, Phil and Ian, talk about their work, and I spoke with the audience about ex…
    - 8 Jun 17, 7:07am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • 3rd In the Series – Design for the Many – Not the Few?
    As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 1:51pm -
  • A New “Paul”Cast – Tie Dyed and Geeked Out!
    As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – Part 2 – Time to Align
    Note to Subscribers: Sort of a bait and switch here… If you don’t want to read this quick update on my blog subscriptions you can get to the article by clicking here. On to the update. When I started blogging again on my own site I quickly threw…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 2:15pm -
  • Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – Part 1? – Consider Your Brand
    Or is it Part 2 since I posted the intro piece last week? Does the intro count at Part 1? I’m going to say no. The parts are the elements – the Intro/Summary aren’t part of the series. So this series really has 7 parts but only 5 of them are nu…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:05pm -
  • Patrick Lynch from the Frontier Group on the #”Paul”Cast
    My THE Ohio State University fandom took a hit in this “Paul”Cast  because my guest – Patrick Lynch – got his undergrad at that school up north and then doubled down getting his MBA at its little sister, the Spartans. (O – H…) When I…
    - 65 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:40pm -
  • Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – The 5-Part Series
    No one believes because they dissected a frog in High School they are qualified to perform surgery on their pets or heaven forbid another human (well some do but yuck!) Yet when it comes to incentive and recognition program design it seems that a lot…
    - 72 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 3:20pm -

HR Warrior

  • newSeptember is Disaster Preparedness Month!
    The following is from our local SHRM Chapter.  I thought I would share it as a member to help others who are working on Disaster Plans this month:While we thankfully do not have hurricanes in Illinois, the events along the coast reminds us of the im…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 1:59am -
  • HR Conference Cruise video

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  • Recent Speaking Gig Topics
    I am often contacted about what I speak on and since I rewrite a new paragraph or two every time, I thought I would document it here for those who have interest.I cover any topic related to management and especially as it relates to employees via hum…
    - 10 May 17, 4:36pm -
  • 21 Prezi's Last Year + 25 Clients
    Wow! Now you can see part of why I have not been blogging as much as in the past. The Running an HR Department of One (aka Doing More with Less) was with my speaking partner Mr. Dave Ryan the HRCzar. In addition to the speaking list below, I did HR c…
    - 23 Feb 17, 8:32pm -
  • Annual Review of Blogging Here & Elsewhere
    This year was one of the slowest blogging years I have had due to growing consulting business, Rogers HR Consulting, on the side while maintaining my full time job.  I appreciate the independent consultants I work with to keep the consulting work go…
    - 23 Feb 17, 6:30pm -
  • Three Platforms for Learning in Blended Classroom
     SCOOP.ITI’d like to start out with a site that is not on the list SCOOP.IT but would be along the lines of Delicious and Diigo as a social bookmarking site.  I use it for all of my classes and have a link to the appropriate scoop in the appropri…
    - 12 Feb 17, 6:27pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • Yes, write now!
    This is a pivotal week for us. So much to consider, to say, and to do. I know this hard for many of you, but it’s so important so bear with me for a moment. If everyone I know would … Continue reading →
    - 17 Jan 17, 12:58pm -
  • Bright and Lively
    Welcome to 2017! The beginning of 2017 is a start for something new in my life. It marks the official launch of my new HR consulting firm, Allegro HR. During the last quarter of 2016, there was work put into … Continue reading →
    - 9 Jan 17, 3:59pm -
  • Comfortable being Uncomfortable
    A theme that was highlighted during this year’s SHRM Volunteer Leader Summitwas “being comfortable being uncomfortable.” Three different speakers I heard (including two of the keynote presentations) used the phrase and emphasized the concept. I…
    - 20 Nov 16, 2:55pm -
  • Everyday or Extraordinary?
    Is it possible that the things we experience as everyday occurrences are actually extraordinary? Summer evenings in my home had many of the same things that anyone would experience. Kids chasing fireflies, the music of ice cream trucks, and lots ……
    - 17 Nov 16, 12:05pm -
  • Yes, we are all “different”
    Over the last few weeks, I have been in several discussions about changes and the dissection of things that may or may not work. Each of these chats has included at one point or another a qualifier that we are … Continue reading →
    - 3 Nov 16, 12:05pm -
  • 1st days
    Here in Michigan, Labor Day truly signals the end of summer as school starts on the Tuesday after for the vast majority of students in the state. It’s fun watching my children prepare for the year ahead in very different … Continue reading →
    - 6 Sep 16, 11:57am -

A Leading Perspective

  • 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 -