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Workology

  • newHow HR Can Really Decrease Sexual Harassment in Our Workplace
    In light of recent news about sexual harassment in the workplace, I don’t think we have to ask ourselves how often it really happens. It really happens. A lot. And so much of it is underreported by...Workology is the art and science of work, HR a…
    - 16 mins ago, 21 Nov 17, 3:17pm -
  • Top Reads of the Week: Workplace Equality
    Now that the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index is out, every organization in the top ten has been trumpeting their big win. But increasing workplace equality is about more...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and re…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:28pm -
  • 4 Ways to Combat Substance Abuse at Work
    This piece by Kate Rodriguez was originally published on The Economist’s Executive Education blog here.  U.S. workplaces may be safer than they’ve ever been, but creating policies that support...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:17pm -
  • If Robots Can Be Citizens, They Can Be Employees
    Last month Saudi Arabia recognized the humanoid robot Sophia, by granting it citizenship. The robot, which looks like a very plastic person and has sufficiently sophisticated AI to carry on short...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and r…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 3:17pm -
  • New to HR? How to Prepare for a Meeting
    I know, it’s crazy, you’d think business professionals would know all of the steps to prepare for a meeting, but oh, would you be surprised. Meetings are a major part of the workforce no...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recrui…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:17pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • Want to Look Smart about Google For Jobs? Recruiter Nation Live Hangout Series W/ Jobvite & Fistful of Talent!
    Hey Gang!  The FOT gang and Jobvite are at it again.  Joining forces to help you have #nobadhires. Join my friends Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn for the inaugural edition of The Recruiter Nation Live Hangout Series  Our first hangout is at 1pm ET on…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 2:52pm -
  • Top Question I Still Get from #HR Pros; What Tech do I need?
    I speak around the country at conferences about a variety of things.  Hiring, culture, modern employees, learning and development, and burnout are amongst the topics I cover.  Typically after the sessions, it is normal for attendees to come ask me…
    - 36 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 1:46pm -
  • Effective Recruiting Teams Using Multiple Softwares via #HRTechConf
    Modern recruiting/ talent acquisitions teams, it is time to roll up your sleeves and get your tech on.  Why?  To be effective most pros are using multiple talent acquisition platforms to provide a soup-to-nuts recruiting experience.  And not just…
    - 40 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 4:53pm -
  • VIDEO>HR On The Run: Sexism & Preventing “Weinstein’s”
    This edition of HR On The Run… Harvey Weinstein, media mogul, founder of Mirimax, producer of incredible movies is now another cliche’ loser.  Not shockingly, he’s admitted to perpetrating rampant sexual abuse towards several actresses, assist…
    - 41 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 6:21pm -
  • Join Me on #Nextchat: Women in HR Technology #HRTechConf
    Hey Gang– I’m off to the HR Technology Conference and I want to invite you to participate in a very timely twitterchat.  The folks at #SHRM are hosting a special technology themed #nextchat where we are going to discuss women in technology-based…
    - 42 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 6:04pm -
  • Keep Your Conference From Being a S**t Show! My Tips, even a NEW one.
    I’ll be attending the HR Technology Conference and will be speaking at the Fall ERE Recruiting Conference over the next few weeks.  As a speaker for ERE I participated in a virtual QA for all attendees.  Of course many were interested in how to p…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 4:16pm -

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

  • WorkHu,am 2018 early bird ends October 31
    Brene Brown and many other terrific speakers coming to WorkHuman2018 in Austin April 2-5, 2018! Rates go up on October 31st. Use code WH18INF-MVA to $300! https://www.workhuman.com/   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm No Ego: How leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 8:31pm -
  • How can HR help in Houston?
    How can HR help in Houston? There are a lot of things you can do besides just donating $10 to the Red Cross via text. See if your company has a matching program and make a donation. The organization I work for made a donation to the American Red Cros…
    - 84 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 4:50pm -
  • What’s Your SHRM Relationship Status? Final Thoughts on #SHRM17
    Final Thoughts on #SHRM17 How would you describe your relationship with SHRM?   Member Volunteer Vendor Speaker Staff Board Member New Attendee Certified Professional In this grouping, I am or have been a 1) member 2) volunteer 3) speaker 4) new att…
    - 27 Jun 17, 7:18pm -
  • Born on the Bayou – HR Social Media #shrm17
    A big topic of discussion that ran through the week of #ASHRM17 was how the New Orleans SHRM 2009 event was in many ways the birth of the social media sphere that exists in SHRM today.  I was part of a terrific informal dinner that took place one ni…
    - 26 Jun 17, 3:22pm -
  • It’s Time To Make A Change #shrm17
    It’s Sunday, June 25th.  Today is the day that I made the decision to switch from being an avid Uber user to a hopeful Lyft user.   The reason I made this decision today comes from conversations I had with other HR pros while serving as a member…
    - 25 Jun 17, 9:22pm -
  • If Not You, Who? If Not Now, When? Kat Cole @ #SHRM17
    I’m writing a series of three short blogs that touch on the key points that I encountered in New Orleans while attending the SHRM 2017 Conference and Exposition.  I’m going to start with the Sunday keynote, Kat Cole.  I’m a fan boy of this am…
    - 25 Jun 17, 7:45pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

Robin Schooling Blog

  • The Dark Web of EMPLOYER References
    It goes both ways of course; candidates seek information on a prospective employer AND companies search for nuggets of digestible content on a new hire. LinkedIn profiles are examined and mined not only for information but also for contacts, connecti…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 11:33am -
  • The Power of Many. The Power of ONE.
    Every now and again I dig into the archives. Here’s a post from 2012. Still true.  ********* Last week, in the manner that these things occur, there was a picture making the rounds on Facebook that poked fun (in an amusingThe post The Power of M…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 11:33am -
  • If You Can’t Stand the HR Heat…Stay Out of the Kitchen
    There’s always fascinating stuff going on where I live but this story has consumed me since I am (1) an HR lady (2) a lover-of-good-food (3) an observer of culturally-significant-moments, and (4) a Louisianian. In between all the Harvey WeinsteinT…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 11:23am -
  • An HR Biology Lesson: Menstruation Version
    Last month I had the pleasure of speaking at the Ohio HR conference for the second time. Fabulous event (as always) with lots of peace, love and happiness HR-style. This was approximately a ‘cycle’ ago with a bunch of womenThe post An HR Biology…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 11:30am -
  • The 1987 Personnel Technology Conference #HRTechConf
    Imagine, if you will, that the HR Tech Conference had not held its inaugural event 20 years ago but had, instead, started up thirty years ago in 1987.  I don’t know about y’all but I was working in an officeThe post The 1987 Personnel Technolog…
    - 41 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 8:22pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • Series: Part 2: What does a diverse workforce look like?
    If you have recently visited hrtechgirl, you may have read my post on Is Diversity delivering ROI?. This piqued my interest in all things diversity and inclusion. So this post looks at some thoughts around “What does a diverse workforce look like?…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 11:26pm -
  • Fabulous, Functional and Affordable – the new age of HRIS
    Is your HRIS fabulous, functional and affordable? The HRIS market is exploding with options. In fact, a google search for HRIS might leave you with over 7 million results. Sounds overwhelming? I can understand why. But search for fabulous HRIS and yo…
    - 85 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…
    - 91 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 1:19am -
  • Series: Part 1: Is Diversity delivering ROI?
    The answer is obvious. According to McKinsey, 2015 “Companies with diversity outperform less diverse organizations (15% higher for gender diversity, 35% higher for ethnic diversity)”. Surprisingly though, most companies fail to set-up their D&I…
    - 30 Jun 17, 2:40am -
  • Are companies strangling innovators while wanting to be “innovative”?
    For years I and (my networks) have worked with companies wanting to be “innovative”. We have applauded their quest, and even gone along for the ride (at least emotionally). But in most instances, we have come away asking “Are companies strangli…
    - 23 May 17, 10:36pm -
  • Data Driven HR starts with…wait for it…measuring data!
    In the past few years, after being involved in about a dozen HR technology projects, I can say one thing with certainty, I am yet to meet a 100% data driven HR function. I am going to start by making clear, THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT verbal HR admonishin…
    - 12 Feb 17, 9:11pm -

PeopleGoal Blog

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

The Savage Truth

  • newMassive lies recruiters tell themselves.
    This may not be a comfortable read. Almost all recruiters tell themselves huge lies. I did it when I was a recruiter, and I did it when I was manager too. It’s a human trait on a broader level for sure, as well. We finesse reality to make ourselves…
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 8:00pm -
  • New Savage Masterclass! ‘Sophisticated Selling’.
    Savage Sell Sophisticated selling for the Modern Recruiter This series of half-day master classes will be held in March 2018, in nine cities in Australia and New Zealand. 400 recruiters have booked in the first week! These will be sold out, so please…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 8:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Multi-tasking is a big fat lie!
    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 “Multi-tasking is a big fat lie!“. L…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • Savage Masterclass Series in UK. On now!
    400 plus UK recruiters are signed up already. A few seats still left. Don’t delay. Savage Sprint: For all Recruiters and Recruiting Leaders  (Details here) London Tomorrow, Tuesday. Morning session. 5 seats left! London: Tomorrow, Tuesday. Afterno…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • No, actually, recruitment does NOT build character
    I was chatting to a recruitment company owner the other day, and we were debating about how tough Agency recruitment is as an industry. He went on to say how the rigours of learning the recruitment business was excellent for ‘building character’.…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • Today! Free webinar. Modern selling in recruitment. Greg and Chris Savage
    Its on today! Free! Sign up now. ‘Sophisticated Sales Skills for the Future Fit Recruiter’ 18th October 2017 12.30pm Sydney time 2.30 pm NZ time Greg and Chris Savage and the RCSA are delighted to offer a free webinar, where they will give us a g…
    - 35 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • newWriting & Creativity: The Power of the Blank Page
    Much like when we were kids and needed a permission slip to do things, many adults fall into the pattern of not moving forward with something as if they don’t have permission. Read More ...
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • 3 Steps to More Strategic Meetings
     When holding high-level, strategic meetings, it's important to remind participants why the business, and their role, exists. Read More ...
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 11:14am -
  • Calculating the Number of People it Takes to Change Your Organization
    I learned that in order to turn or change an organization, you only need to find the square root of the total employees and focus on spreading the word through that number of people. Read More ...
    - 12 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 11:34am -
  • What Are Your Boundaries At Work?
    For many people, being truly present at work is not possible.  The demands of very busy jobs, ones where they take pride in the rapid pace, makes present, thoughtful decisions a luxury. Read More ...
    - 13 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 3:28pm -
  • 3 Ways To Become a More Modern Leader: Culture, Technology, Innovation
    If you continue to get met with resistance from leadership stuck in the past, ask questions to learn what they think could be better with their ways and give examples of how new approaches "fix" those. Read More ...
    - 35 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 4:24pm -

People Equation

  • newLeadership and the Civil Workplace: It Starts with You
    Did you know that nearly half of the people in your organization are afraid to be civil to one another? According to Georgetown University researcher Christine Porath, 40% of employees say they hesitate to show civility at work because they fear peop…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 11:30am -
  • What Does it Mean to Work Human? Join Me in Austin, Texas to Find Out
    Would you like to bring a bit more humanity into your workplace? Who wouldn’t? Sometimes our work lives make us feel like numbers on a spreadsheet. As an antidote to the daily grind of the workplace, I attend the WorkHuman conference to hear the be…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 10:30am -
  • 5 Human Capital Management Trends
    There’s a lot going on in the Human Capital Management (“HCM”) industry. My role as writer and industry analyst affords me the chance to interact with many thought leaders in this arena. I recently wrote a round-up of emerging HCM trends that h…
    - 42 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:46pm -
  • Is Failure to Speak Up Impeding Your Team’s Productivity?
    As a leader, you know that productive employees bring value to your team.  Recent findings from a white paper by consulting and training firm VitalSmarts highlight the magnitude of high performers’ productivity: they are 21 times less likely to ex…
    - 47 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 10:30am -
  • Our Egos are a Problem at Work. But Not in the Way You Think.
    The word “ego” carries a lot of baggage, with connotations like: Blowhard. Difficult to get along with. Egomaniac. Middle man to the Id and Superego. Rarely have three letters evoked so much emotional drama. In fact, perhaps you experienced a bit…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 10:30am -
  • 3 Tips for More Productivity with Less Stress
    When you think “time management,” what are the productivity practices that will make the most difference? We’re always trying to squeeze as much as we can out of our days. But here’s the thing: there are only so many hours in the day and only…
    - 77 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newT3 – Google for Jobs Doesn’t Care if Employers Like Them or Not!
    Okay, first let me say, I love Google for Jobs, mostly. Please, Google, don’t end my online life or anything! Remember, Don’t Be Evil! Okay, I know it’s now “Do the Right Thing!” So, Google for Jobs (GFJ) was started with the best intentio…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:10pm -
  • newWait, what!? You want me to actually work…
    I took this job because you guys have a rocking careers website… I took this job because of your awesome culture… I took this job because your employees wear whatever they want… I took this job because you serve unlimited gourmet coffee, all da…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:40pm -
  • Is not being anonymous on Glassdoor really a bad thing?
    If you didn’t see it this week Glassdoor got some bad news from the U.S. Court of Appeals: Glassdoor, an online job-rating site, must unmask anonymous users who posted damaging reviews about a company under investigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:42pm -
  • She Said/He Said is Becoming Even More Problematic for HR!
    “I was harassed!”, said an employee. What do you do? The media would have everyone believe that we support this statement and believe this person 100%. It’s very in vogue right now to support claims of harassment 100% without hearing the other…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 12:55pm -
  • What is the right diversity mix of employees for your organization?
    This is a question I think many executives and HR and TA leaders struggle with. SHRM hasn’t come out and given guidance. ATAP has not told us at what levels we should be at with our diversity mix. So, how do we come up with this answer? Seems like…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:44pm -
  • T3 – @Uber is jumping into HR!
    This week on T3 I take a look at the ‘uber’ popular ride-sharing company Uber. Uber for Business made its debut at the HR Technology Conference this year selling itself as a legitimate HR technology company for HR and TA pros. So, how does the Ub…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 1:25pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

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

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • Improving Employee Engagement with Rewards and Recognition
    A recent Gallup research study shows that employees who do not feel properly recognized are twice as likely to say they will quit within the next year. Fortunately, companies can make a big difference by offering employee reward and recognition pro…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Cultivating Habits for Today and the Future [HR Leader Series]
    Editor’s Note: This is the third post in the HR Leader Series, in which Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais features successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.     Jenny Ooi’s passion…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • Helpful Resources for Women in Tech
    Google is recently caught under fire over allegations of gender pay discrimination. An employee-led probe at the tech giant alleges that female employees are still compensated less than their male counterparts, at most job levels. As a matter of fact…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • “People Still Matter” – #HRTechConf 2017           
      The 2017 edition of the HR Technology Conference wrapped up about a week and a half ago, and other than transitioning back to my real world day-to-day responsibilities, I’ve also spent the time since then processing what I heard and what I learn…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • Women in Technology – What Can You Do To Move the Needle? #HRTechConf
    The 2017 HR Technology Conference kicked off on Tuesday morning with the second annual Women in HR Technology summit.  Back bigger and better than ever this year – in a much bigger conference space to alleviate the overflow issues from the unexpec…
    - 41 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 5:41pm -
  • #VegasStrong at #HRTechConf
    Next week I’ll be joining thousands of other HR professionals as we converge on Las Vegas for the 20th annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition.  I’ve already written about my thoughts on the upcoming show.  This post serves a different p…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 2:38pm -

HR Examiner

  • newAgile isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
    "For me there is tremendous scope for HR to move forward through well designed standards. Agility may be more popular but it’s a fragile concept." - Dr. Chris Andrews
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 2:15pm -
  • HRExaminer v8.45
    Abhijit Bhaduri and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic join us this week to talk about a better way to hire. They cover known problems in the hiring process like confirmation bias, and the less known, such as How to Hire Someone Who is Not Good at Communica…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #146: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    This week: Kronos Workforce Dimensions stirs HR tech world, Entelo Strengthens Leadership Team, Google Search now shows estimated salary ranges for online job listings, LinkedIn launches Career Advice to connect you with a professional mentor, Google…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:05pm -
  • Culture Paradox
    "Culture is another one of those buzzwords that can mean almost anything. In HR, it usually means the shared values, behavior, goals, and identity of the people that work at the company." - Heather Bussing
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • A Brutal Simplicity of Thought
    "How did two wheels emancipate women? When bicycles became available in the 1880’s, women did not have to rely on men for transportation. “The bicycle became their freedom machine.”
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:30pm -
  • HRIntelligencer v1.25
    Highlights: Resisting Reduction: Designing our Complex Future with Machines. The AI​ ​Now​ ​​Report for 2017, the State of the AI art, plus much more.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 12:30pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newSurvey | 56% Of Candidates Do Not Negotiate Salary In A Job Offer
    A recent CareerBuilder Job Offer Survey with some interesting statistics on how candidates and employers deal with an offer. The candidate numbers: 51% they don't attempt it because they don't feel comfortable asking for more money 47% they are afrai…
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 4:08pm -
  • newMinnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Acquisition & Development Manager - Full Time Job - ONE20 Employment Recruiter - Full Time Job - CBRE Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job - Carlson Wagonlit...
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 1:54pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Here are the current Minnesota Recruiter Jobs: Talent Acquisition Data Analyst - Full Time Job - Regis Recruiting Coordinator - Full Time Job - Prime Therapeutics Recruiting Speciali…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 3:20pm -
  • Minnesota Morning | Ageism In Tech, Minnesota Has More Jobs Than Unemployed Workers And Make It MSP Recap
    I am back spending more time at CoCo in the Minneapolis Grain Exchange. With the expansion there are more places to work, engage, be social and hide out. I still find my best place to work is “the balcony”. It’s...
    - 13 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 3:24pm -
  • MSP On Deck Podcast #7 And #8: Jamf And eBureau Acquisitions, Minnesota Unicorns And Recruiting To Minneapolis
    This is a 2 for 1 podcast post and starting with the latter one first… Podcast #8 starts with Casey Allen (click EnterpriseRising | LinkedIn | @casey__allen) talking about the Jamf Software and eBureau acquisitions. Then Kathy Grayson, Senior Repor…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 2:32am -
  • Minnesota IT Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page… Software Developer – Python And/Or React - Full Time Job - Wildflower Foundation Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Engineer - Full Time Job - Aftercode / Rambl Front End Develope…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Nov 17, 11:37pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • new3 Ingredients Needed for New Manager Success
    Howdy folks, welcome to Texas, home of the folksy colloquialism. In today’s edition, we learn how to make chicken salad! No, no, not the delectable combination of poultry and love scooped on your plate at Corner Bakery. I’m talking about doing t…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 3:04pm -
  • The *Real* Way You Make Your Employer Brand Come To Life On Social Media
    Your social media checklist for your employer brand might look something a little like this: Careers-focused channels created? Check. Posting regularly? Check. Growing your audience? Check. While those items alone ensure a robust social media plan, t…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 1:50pm -
  • Questions Every GenZ Should Ask Themselves as They Come Into the Workforce!
    We’re about to have a new drinking game, kids! So, it used to be I would sit at a conference and every time a speaker said, “Millennial” everyone in the room would have to take a drink of their favorite adult beverage. Thirteen minutes into eve…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 4:23pm -
  • How You Can Help Your Hiring Teams Improve Their Candidate Experience By Relating It To Dating
    Here you are, after hours of sourcing, screening candidates, aggressively rubbing your forehead in frustration, and finally the gem that you’ve scoured the earth for appears! It’s a relief that you’re on the right track to filling that role. Yo…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 4:08pm -
  • Throwing HR Under the Bus
    If you work in HR, at some point in your career you will get thrown under the proverbial bus. Some may experience these tires rolling over your body multiple times. This goes for every faction of HR, including Talent, Benefits, Comp, OD, and generali…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 2:41pm -
  • The Bad #CEO Files: Identifying The Clueless Narcissist
    Holy crap, narcissism is alive and well in 2017! Narcissism in the workforce is nothing new; the narcissistic leader is nothing new. However, turn on any news channel and you’ll quickly see narcissists are center stage with a spotlight shining very…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 4:48pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • Becoming Irresistible Part 1: Meaningful Work
    In our Simply Irresistible model for the employee experience (aka employee engagement), we describe five core drivers of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, fantastic...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Servic…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 2:21pm -
  • HR Technology in 2018: Ten Disruptions Ahead
    I’ve been an analyst following the HR Tech market for almost 20 years now, and this year things are changing faster than ever. In the report we just published, “HR Technology Disruptions...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 2:52pm -
  • The New Disrupted World of Work: Seven Practices For High-Impact HR
    The world of work has been disrupted in ways I’ve never seen. We’re working many more hours (we’ve lost an entire week of vacation time since 2000), we feel overwhelmed (40% of US...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 3:05pm -
  • Video: My Discussion with Greg Pryor from Workday about Careers and Learning
    ... Read more»Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management
    - 58 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 4:16pm -
  • People Analytics Grows Up: Healthy New Focus On Productivity
    Over the last decade, HR departments and businesses have become better at collecting data about people. We used to know employees’ ages, demographics, salary histories, performance ratings and...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 64 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 -

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…
    - 92 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…
    - 96 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 99 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

  • newHow Recruitment Consultants Can Thrive and Survive
    Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in Human Resources and Recruitment. Many question the role of external recruitment partners in both the current and future hiring landscape. In most developed job markets we’ve observed many enterprises…
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Nov 17, 2:08pm -
  • newEmployee Communications: Up Close and Personal
    Today’s employee makes their way through each day on information overload – @home, @work, @anywhere. As digital consumers, employees have learned to filter the massive amount of content they receive, ignoring some types of information and readily…
    - 24 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 3:44pm -
  • newMulti Generational Learning: Top Tips
    One of the big complaints that entry-level candidates have about finding a job is that employers always want someone with at least two years of job experience. They wonder how they are supposed to gain two years of experience if no one will hire the…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 3:24pm -
  • 5 Golden Rules For Nurturing Success Within Your Team
    Are you wondering how you can build a successful team? If so, you are in luck because successful teamwork and collaboration can be taught through the right approaches to leadership. There are many components involved in creating a successful team and…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 10:33pm -
  • Tech Recruitment: Three Hard Truths
    Using tech recruiters to fill tech positions is common in the startup world, but getting the value you expect isn’t. You’ve likely been told about the proprietary vaults of candidates you can’t access. Or you’ve been promised high-quality hir…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 4:34pm -
  • Time to Get Innovative: InnovateWork Toronto Speakers
    The next in the series of InnovateWork Toronto events takes place this evening in downtown Toronto. 300-350 HR, Talent, and Tech pros are expected to come together for lots of networking and to hear from some of the brightest minds in the business. H…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 1:52pm -

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

  • newFriends in HR !!
    HR is often a profession practiced in isolation. That’s unfortunate but true. HR folks are isolated both inside their organization somewhat because of the nature of the work that we do, and outside because HR people are reluctant to connect on purp…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 2:12am -
  • Just Twirl !!
    Every week I get to see joy unlike anything else around. I’m a greeter at my church and there’s a young family who has two kids – a boy and a girl. As they come up to the front door, their daughter comes running up and jumps in the air to come…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 1:47am -
  • The 2nd Cut
    I love working in the yard !! I mean it. It’s cathartic for me to be able to get away from regular day-to-day activities and just lose myself outside. My yard is full of mature trees that are now in their full natural color. The leaves had their bi…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 1:30am -
  • Don’t Be a Zombie !!
    It’s the week of Halloween, and I know that HR is scary overall. It doesn’t have to be, but many people position it as a field that is daunting, challenging and often overwhelming. When I hear these descriptions of human resources, I can empathiz…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 12:17am -
  • Us and Them
    I am a self-avowed Pink Floyd fan. Seriously. I have everything they’ve ever done on vinyl and CD’s. Yes, I know streaming exists, but that’s for another post . . . As I was driving this weekend, I was taking in The Dark Side of the Moon which…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 1:44am -
  • Urgent or Important ??
    Another work week is upon us. As you enter the office to jump into the mix of the day, are you anxious? I think that many people are. This is especially true if you practice HR. Why do I say that? It’s because our days are never our own. When you w…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:47am -

Workplace Diva

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

Corn on the Job

  • 4 Tips for Creating an ATS-Friendly Resume
    Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are ubiquitous in the recruitment industry of today. Some sources say that up to 98% of recruiters, HR professionals, and sourcers rely on ATSs to automate some parts of their recruitment process, both to increase spe…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 7:31pm -
  • Helping People Through Career Choices – Can It Be Done?
    Pexels Not everyone has dreams of earning a triple figure salary. For some people, in fact for the quiet majority, a sustainable, satisfying, and accurately paid job is all they need. This affords them the opportunity to craft a wonderful life narrat…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 4:32pm -
  • No-Fail Ways Of Landing A Job
    Having a job is pretty important to most of us, both for our livelihood and our identity. However, with all the fluctuations in the job market finding a new position can be challenging at best. Challenging is not the same as impossible though, and th…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 4:30pm -
  • Need More Qualifications? 5 Tips Gaining More Credentials
    Image Source Many job require some form of qualifications. Whilst some people resign to the fact that they’ll never have the necessary education, others take the bold action to go back to school and get those grades. Getting an education after leav…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 1:52am -
  • Physical Therapy Jobs, Training and Career Options
      Physical Therapist Job Description The role of a Physical Therapist is to diagnose and treat patients who have medical problems that may limit their mobility and inhibit them from functioning normally. Once diagnosed, PTs will develop a plan for e…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 11:38pm -
  • Careers For Those That Care
    If your current job leaves you unfulfilled and like you want to do more, chances are at some point you’ve considered a career change. It’s easy to get stuck in the rat race, earning lots of money for a big corporation and going home at the end of…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 2:12am -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

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

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

The HR Blog

  • Use Coworking For Networking
    One of the attractive features of the concept of co-working is its work culture of which networking is an inherent part. In a co-working space, entrepreneurs Continue reading Use Coworking For Networking at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 9 Jul 17, 9:17am -
  • The Art of Salary Negotiation
    There is no point in jumping directly in the salary negotiation arena; you start slow until you know where the other party is coming from. You should pay attention to positioning. The traditional style of you and your team on side and they on the oth…
    - 2 Jul 17, 9:19am -
  • Getting Ready For Developmental Coaching
    Developmental coaching, in contrast, is focused on your long-term development as a whole, with an aim to increase your broader human capacities. It is geared towards equipping you to make a smooth transition to a higher level of functioning.Continue…
    - 22 Jun 17, 9:38am -
  • Tips For Conducting Training Needs Analysis Accurately?
    The first step in the process of ensuring the appropriateness and effectiveness of training is an organisational need analysis process. This process clarifies organisational objectives and the desired level of performance. Needs analysis is a common…
    - 15 Jun 17, 9:48am -
  • HR Interview Questions That You Must Be Ready For
    The HR interviewers tend to review your resume carefully and will notice if you have bee out of work between positions, and this is often seen as a sign that one of your job stints didn't go, as you would have planned for. Continue reading HR Interv…
    - 9 Jun 17, 9:29am -
  • How To Become Good At Motivational Coaching
    A motivational coach listens with empathy, really trying hard to imagine what it might be like to be the other person, trying to feel “as if” they were in the other person’s shoes, communicating this attempt at understanding with reflective lis…
    - 6 Jun 17, 9:55am -

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

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

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • newHow Can I Say I Want to Work Less Without Looking Lazy?
    WIn job interviews, hiring managers often promise the world and then when you start working, they pull it back. This happened to a reader of mine. During the job interview, the hiring manager said: “You should know that during busy periods, you w…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 11:38am -
  • newAn Evil HR Lady Facebook Community!
    Come join me over at my new Evil HR Lady Facebook Community Page! It’s a group so you can post things and discuss things a lot more easily. I’ll be phasing out my old Facebook page, so make the switch or join anew. Everyone is invited, as long as…
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 5:13pm -
  • newPennsylvania Considers Banning Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements
    Pennsylvania State Judy Schwank (D-Berks) introduced a bill that would prohibit non-disclosure clauses on sexual harassment settlements. If her bill becomes law, settlements that restrict “the disclosure of the name of any person suspected of se…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 2:19pm -
  • It’s Time for Tesla (and Everyone Else) to Take Racial Harassment Seriously
    “You don’t have a positive attitude!” or “You’re not a team player!” or “It was just a joke. Everyone jokes.” Look, I’m a fan of positive attitudes, teamwork, and jokes, but when it comes to race in the workplace, foul language and…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 11:57am -
  • We Don’t Have a Talent Shortage, We Have a Training Shortage
    I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Chris Rainey on the HR Leaders Podcast–and Youtube Channel. You can watch it below or listen to it on Apple Podcasts by clicking here. Give it a listen and tell me what you think.The post We Don’t Have…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:11pm -
  • What Are the Worst Presents You’ve Received from a Boss or Co-Worker?
    Have you received a holiday present, only to find out that the cost was deducted from your paycheck? Or, been given a framed picture of the boss? What’s the worst present you’ve gotten from your boss or co-worker over the year?  Or have you been…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 1:21pm -

Lean HR

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

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

  • Ready for the robots: Survey says job candidates are mostly okay with AI Apps in the application process
    Artificial intelligence is taking over parts of the recruitment process. From answering initial candidate questions to scheduling interviews, and even assessing skills, this is a growing trend that is rapidly streamlining how we hire. We recently sur…
    - 27 Jul 17, 12:22pm -
  • Building An Effective Employee Referral Program
    Your best source for job candidates? Employees. CA Technologies’ Craig Fisher outlines the do’s and don’ts for building an employee referral program. Why should getting employee referrals be part of your recruiting strategy? “They tend to h…
    - 17 Oct 16, 11:46am -
  • 3 bold steps to get noticed by employers – Craig writes on @DailyMuse
    Via TheMuse.com: If you’re a job seeker, you probably dream about recruiters reaching out to you with opportunities that are just perfect. Instead of submitting your resume over and over to the black hole of online applications, wouldn’t it be so…
    - 13 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence
    Craig interviewed by The Economist. One of the most important brands you can focus on to support your company and your career is yourself.The post Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence appeared first on Craig Fisher.
    - 4 Oct 16, 6:09pm -
  • 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter
    If your tweets are falling on deaf ears, you’re not alone. According to a study by the iCIMS Hire Expectations Institute, 51% of all jobs on social media are posted to TwitterThe post 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter appeared first on Cra…
    - 23 Aug 16, 9:27pm -
  • 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…
    - 96 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…
    - 97 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

  • newWhy It’s Time to Close the Gender Pay Gap
    Sponsored by Jobbio: While the gender pay gap is widely discussed, there are still those of us who question its validity, claiming that women are more focused on parenthood, that they don’t negotiate their salary effectively or that they simply lac…
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 5:04pm -
  • newEmployer Branding: The Inbound Recruiting Way
    Building an employer brand, especially online, for all the world to see has become paramount to your business. It’s easier than ever to discover what a workplace is like nowadays, so why not take full advantage of that? Most of you reading this wil…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 5:05pm -
  • new11 Work from Home Jobs You Can Do
    Working from home has become a significant part of the 21st-century business world. Even though there are contradictory opinions about the efficiency of employees working remotely, freelance jobs are persistently on the rise. A broad variety of compa…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 5:03pm -
  • How to Maximize Social Engagement on LinkedIn
    Coinciding with the announcement of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies, we find out how Charlton Morris, the runner-up, leverages LinkedIn to provide value, promote employee involvement and establish their brand on the platfo…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:04pm -
  • Developing a Coaching Culture Within Your Organisation
    There are considerable business benefits to developing a coaching culture within an organization as well as providing career progression opportunities for employees. Coaching targets high performance and improvement at work and usually focuses on spe…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:02pm -
  • Social Media in Recruitment: Useful or a Giant Waste of Time?
    It’s definitely a norm; using Twitter and LinkedIn to advertise and promote jobs, as well as using these platforms to connect and communicate with potential candidates. Using social media is seen as an essential component to any kind of recruiting…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 5:03pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • Trust Issues (a tale of two bosses)
    Currently, I am working for 2 bosses. I have 2 different clients that I work for as the Communications and Social Media Manager. Unlike the resume writing business which is a solopreneur endeavor, I don’t call the shots here, I’m a hired gun. In…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:12pm -
  • The Common Enemy (We Are Stronger Together)
    I stumbled across an article written a few years ago about politics in our country in which the authors, Jonathan Haidt and Sam Abrams walked the reader through what he believed was the Top 10 Reasons American Politics Are Broken. While the article…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 2:51pm -
  • Writing Is My Sanctuary
    My Sanctuary I liked a boy when I was eight years old and I was overwhelmed by my feelings. His name was Bradley and he had dark hair and was really good at kickball. I wrote a silly little diddy on my guitar. No one knew I liked him and I never to…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • HR…They’re not on the Employee’s Side
    I have worked in Human Resources for a long time, I have seen a lot, and come to understand things pretty well.  Although, in HR we don’t work in an idyllic vacuum, HR employees work for an organization. So just like all other employees, if you be…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas To Me
    I love the holidays. Usually it’s the one time of the year that everyone is nice to each other. I said usually! I am nervous about this holiday season. I’m nervous because everyone is on edge and has a short fuse. A women goes into a local Wal-Ma…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Get Ready For The Most UNCOMFORTABLE Holiday Season Ever!
    Fall is here, and the Christmas season is right around the corner. Festivities! Gifts! Peace to all, and to all a goodnight (or something to that effect)! I hope your ready to be even more uncomfortable around your loved ones than you usually would.…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 1:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • How Looker Evaluates Skills First to Foster World Class Technical Talent
      You’ve just started a new role as the head of recruiting for a 150-person startup that powers data-driven cultures for hundreds of businesses. The…The post How Looker Evaluates Skills First to Foster World Class Technical Talent appeared firs…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 5:09pm -
  • Take the State of Developer Survey 2017
    Thank you to those of you who are part of our community of 3M+ developers. We’re looking to learn a little more about you, and…The post Take the State of Developer Survey 2017 appeared first on .
    - 29 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 4:57pm -
  • The Best Advice from Lever’s Talent Innovation Summit 2017
    Mina Feuerhaken leads recruiting at HackerRank, a skills-based technical assessment platform empowering over 1,000 companies across industries. She’s fascinated by career choices people make, as…The post The Best Advice from Lever’s Talent Inn…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 5:48pm -
  • 27 Tools & Resources to Boost Technical Recruiting in 2017
    TL;DR: View Infographic of 27 Tech Recruiting Tools  for 2017 Recruiting the best and the brightest developers in the business is hard work – especially when…The post 27 Tools & Resources to Boost Technical Recruiting in 2017 appeared first on…
    - 84 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 .
    - 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 -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newYour employees are your brand ambassadors; train them accordingly
    “Dad, can you take me to the craft store?”My 6th grader has a diorama due the day after Thanksgiving break.So, off Norah and I went to the craft store last night.“Can you help me find fake moss for the floor of…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:36pm -
  • newEmployees that steal don’t win discrimination cases, but might win defamation cases
    Jason Shann worked as the Enterprise Desktop Management Team Leader in the IT department of Atlantic Health System. He also suffered from tinnitus, a crackling and buzzing noises in his left ear caused by an Eustachian tube dysfunction. His tinni…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 1:18pm -
  • WIRTW #484 (the “what I’m listening to this week” edition)
    A few weeks ago I listed my five favorite podcasts, and asked you for some suggestions to add to my listening queue.Had I waited a month, Hostile Work Environment would have topped the list.Each week, Marc and Dennis will bring true sto…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:28pm -
  • Work stress and the ADA
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about stress, and the anxiety it can, and often does, cause.Stress induced anxiety can cripple someone. According to the Anxiety and Depressions Association of America:72 percent of people who h…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:26pm -
  • It’s amazing what one finds while packing
    Yesterday afternoon, I received the following email from a co-worker:To: Office AllSubject: Pardon the office all email I am sure you all have found interesting things that you had completely forgotten as you cleaned up your workspaces…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 1:01pm -
  • Announcing “The Employment Law Year in Review” Webinar
    Do you enjoy webinars?Do you have an affinity for six of the internet’s top labor and employment law and HR bloggers coming together to present said webinar?Do you desire SHRM and HRCI credits?Before you answer, what if told…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 12:50pm -

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

  • newSweet Reads Box Subscription Makes The Perfect Holiday Gift For Bibilophiles!
    With the holidays fast approaching it can be hard to come up with unique and creative ideas for gift ideas. I have the perfect gift suggestion for the bibliophile on your list (or for yourself!). It is called the Sweet Reads Box. Sweet Reads Box is C…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 6:33pm -
  • newA Black Friday Planning Guide for Buyers and Sellers
    Halloween is barely over and Christmas is already lurking around the corner. With just a little over a month left before Santa Claus is coming to town, lots of people are starting to prepare their wish lists for the holiday season. However, the real…
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 5:46pm -
  • The Importance of Sexual Harassment Prevention for Your Business
    Lately, it seems that sexual harassment allegations have become the norm across Hollywood and on Capitol Hill, as more people are stepping forward to share stories of abuse and mistreatment by people in power. With all the media attention on these in…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:36pm -
  • 5 Ways To Give Yourself a Break During the Work Day
    Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. ~Lao Tzu It can be hard among over achiever types to take a break. With so much do to it can be hard to justify taking a break as well if thin…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 11:19am -
  • The 5 Personality Traits You Need To Be A Successful Entrepreneur
    You may be one of the many people who dream about being their own boss. The premise is simple; you start trading and become good at it. From there you move to starting a company and building a brand that is known across the world. Once established yo…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 3:54pm -

Make HR Happen

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

No Excuses HR

  • I Can Handle It (All)
    I've been told recently that when work issues get a little complicated, I switch into "I will handle everything mode" in order to resolve the crisis of the day.Well...that kind of makes me sound like I believe I'm Superman...and for as much as I woul…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:51pm -
  • Aspect
    I see the world in a certain way. I don't think that's a bad thing; in fact, I'm not sure how I could see it any other way. I'll always have those unconscious biases playing in the background and influencing how I think, speak and act.The challenge,…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 1:08pm -
  • Sports, Business, and Missing the Big Picture
    The link between business and sports is a powerful one. We often refer to our employees as members of the "team"...and we hope that unselfish "play" will result in a "big win" for the company. Some claim that sports references go over their heads...…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 1:50pm -
  • It's A Secret
    Sometimes strange things happen when people are promoted to leadership. They don't turn into creatures of the night or anything cool like that; but they do seem to suddenly feel empowered to hoard information.Yes, this sounds absolutely ridiculous.Ye…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 1:37pm -
  • Pick Up the Full Armor
    Leadership in the digital age is a curious thing. On one hand we try to inspire, motivate, and encourage other leaders to be as impactful as possible. We share positive images from our lives, we call each other out, we push ourselves...all wrapped in…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 12:58pm -
  • Be Relentless
    "I don't care how good you think you are, or how great others think you are - you can improve, and you will. Being relentless means demanding more of yourself than anyone else could ever demand of you, knowing that every time you stop, you can still…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 12:32pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • Live and Work with Perspective
    We all need perspective in our lives before we start our work day.  Perspective helps us understand how important daily issues really are in the whole scheme of life.  The issues and life events around us scream for our attention each day. Natural…
    - 53 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • A Question of Control
    The level of control a company wields over an employee has often been a concern of mine.  When an employee receives a paycheck for work performed, should they be expected to give up a certain amount of their God-given freedoms? I have found great co…
    - 55 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Eleven Steps to Create a Magnetic Field for Talent
    How do you create a magnetic field for talent? Here are a few tips that might help: #1 Sincerity: Show sincere care and concern for your employees. Ask them about their families and how they are doing.  Learn the names of their spouse, significant o…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • How Candidate Experience Impacts Hiring
    Guest Blog by Kevin McCrann Every single candidate can be an ambassador or a critic of your company. It’s important to ensure a positive impression and candidate experience, regardless of the offer. In a recent CareerBuilder survey, 56% of candidat…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 2:48pm -
  • Five Recommendations to Build a Better-Than-Advertised Company Culture
    Author and speaker Steve Furtick says the reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. Many of us have experienced the struggle between social media hype and the realities of li…
    - 71 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…
    - 97 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 6:37am -

HR Remix

  • Why I’m Defiant
    You may have noticed I have not been writing a lot on HRreMix. The truth is I’ve been a bit bored with blogging lately.  Like everyone else I seem to be spending a lot of time on the visual: watching too much “prestige” tv and posting photos o…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Lack of Curiosity is Killing Your Career
    And Your Organization No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives. – Neil deGrasse Tyson People are terrified to ask questions. Over time that fear of asking questions, the inability to…
    - 7 Aug 17, 11:15am -
  • #HRTailgate : How to Be An HR Social Media Rock Star
    Have you ever scanned a job candidate’s Twitter account as much as their resume? Thought about using social media to showcase your HR expertise? You’re not alone. Social networks are changing the landscape of offices around the world, and the imp…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:15pm -
  • Carnival of HR – Pre #SHRM17 Edition
    This time of year, the HR conference season is in full swing and if you can’t make a major conference, you can still attend vicariously through other attendees on social media.  A few weeks ago, I followed the #WorkHuman conference on Twitter, Ins…
    - 14 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Three Years, Three Trips to the Finals #DefendTheLand
    By the time LeBron took his “talents to South Beach” my husband and I had taken our talents out of state as well. LeBron did what many people from the Northeast Ohio area do. You leave Cleveland for warmer weather and better opportunities. As lon…
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  • The Power of an Apology
    “I’m sorry.” “I apologize.”  Those two phrases hold a great deal of power because they can repair a relationship and soothe hurt feelings. Sometimes, the lack of an apology can irretrievably hurt a work relationship. This effect is compoun…
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Talent Culture

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

Recruiting Animal

  • Recruiting Animal Show Essentials
    GUESTS NEEDED - VOLUNTEER, IT'S FUN LIVE SHOW: EVERY WED NOON EASTERN Click here to listen --- Anyone can call to talk: 646-652-2754 LOTS OF CLIPS FROM THE SHOW ABOUT THE HOST --- REVIEWS ALL SHOW INFO --- Info For Guests --- ARCHIVES Guests: 2017 02…
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  • Fearless Cold Calls - Free e-Book
    It's called an ebook but it's really just a pamphlet. An easy read. 22 pages in a big font (plus notes). It offers a few reasons why you might be uncomfortable making cold calls. And it suggests a fairly simple way to address the problem. To get your…
    - 64 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…
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  • TEMPLATE: Hiring Manager Onboarding Checklist
    Onboarding is a crucial component to successful recruiting. All of the hard work and goodwill built up over the recruiting courtship can be undone with a bad onboarding process. The challenge many recruiters face is that they feel they don't "own" on…
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  • The Return of Random Tweets of Kindness #RTOK 3/8/16
    Random Tweets of Kindness will be returning Tuesday March 9, 2016. This year we’ll be broadening the campaign across social media; so you can use#RTOK on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, blogs, or wherever you want to say thanks or share gratitude.
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  • Amplify Talent 2015 Year In Review        
    As 2015 comes to a close, I want to thank all of you for being part of the Amplify Talent community. This month marks the two-year anniversary of Amplify Talent. I’ve learned a tremendous amount since launching in 2013, and am deeply grateful for t…
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  • LISTEN: SoundCloud’s Head of People Partnerships, Noor van Boven, on #BestPartJob Podcast
    Noor van Boven shares experience and insights from her career in Recruiting and Human Resources. In this episode, Noor shares how her Father influenced her career, taking time off to travel, why she prefers "people operations" to "human resources", t…
    - 4 Nov 15, 2:34pm -
  • LISTEN: “Everyone Should Be Tradigital” @MetMuseum Chief Digital Officer, Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) [Podcast]
    Sree Sreenivasan shares experience and insights from his career spanning Journalism, Academia, and the Arts. In this episode, Sree walks me through where his passion for technology comes from, his 30 year love affair with the Met, the museum of dead…
    - 29 Oct 15, 1:45pm -

Strategy Focused HR

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

Interview Geek

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

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

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

  • Top 5 unintended messages that crush careers. It’s not what you say, it is what is heard that matters
    Intent vs. impactEffective communication (in Corporate America)As a guy working in HR, effective communication matters.The post Top 5 unintended messages that crush careers. It’s not what you say, it is what is heard that matters appeared fir…
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  • Cover letters format that generated a call from the VP
    15 applications later, things are getting desperate. I will listen to dad.Proven Cover Letter FormatHave you turned in 10 plus resumes with no response and heard less than crickets?The post Cover letters format that generated a call from the VP…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 5:35am -
  • Recently graduated millennial asks “What can I expect from work?”
    I talk with a recent graduate who takes the right attitude and asks great questionsI have been working with millennial’s recently and running into a similar theme.The post Recently graduated millennial asks “What can I expect from work?” ap…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 7:17pm -
  • Halloween Costume
    Great costume for the workplaceInappropriate Halloween CostumeNot just Halloween costumes, but Inappropriate Halloween Costume is today’s topic du jour.The post Halloween Costume appeared first on HRNasty.
    - 33 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:28pm -
  • Establishing credibility and career momentum for new hires
    Momentum will mean the difference between a career that moves and a career that stagnates.Career MomentumWondering how you establish credibility and career momentum as a new hire?The post Establishing credibility and career momentum for new hir…
    - 40 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 6:14am -
  • Body language and the job interview, how it can make or break your shot
    Sit like this during an interview and you will send the wrong messageBody language and the interviewBody language during an interview is the topic of today’s post.The post Body language and the job interview, how it can make or break your sho…
    - 47 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 4:01am -

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…
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  • Confessions of a Current (and Former) Social Media Whore
    HR Gal FridayThere. I said it. A lot of you already know it. I know some of you have talked about it, so let’s bring it out in the open. My attitude towards social media changes more than my underwear during any given week. Sometimes I feel like ev…
    - 25 Jun 13, 11:02pm -
  • Why Trusting Your Gut Can Go Badly – A Sheriff’s Tale
    HR Gal FridayOnce upon a time, there was a lowly HR assistant, newly tasked with hiring several manual laborers for a factory. The factory was located in a poor neighborhood with not many good jobs available. Most of the people in this neighborhood w…
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  • The Day HR Got Real – My Worst Day on the Job
    HR Gal FridayI love Louisiana and, in particular, Baton Rouge. I love LSU even though our governor, Bobby Jindal, seems dead set on stripping all its funding and turning it into a Diesel Driving Academy with a football team. I gripe about mosquitoes…
    - 7 Jun 13, 1:02pm -
  • The Most Important Component of Your HR Career

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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…
    - 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…
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  • Workplace Astigmatism
    For the last 10 years, I’ve boasted that my vision has not changed. I laugh at optometrists when I walk into their examination rooms because I know that the result is going to be the same…”Well Mr. Harris, everything is … Continue reading →
    - 7 Apr 15, 2:50pm -

Christopher in HR

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

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • 10 years in.
    Ten years ago today, I was employed by a regional healthcare system, leading their efforts focused on increasing workforce diversity, having an inclusive organizational culture, and delivering culturally competent care. I did not know it at the time,…
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  • Privilege Will Rock You to Sleep
    I benefit from a tremendous amount of privilege. I have, throughout my life, received the benefit of the doubt, from people, organizations, and institutions, including when I did not deserve it. When you are on the advantaged side of things, privileg…
    - 13 Jun 17, 5:19pm -
  • Inclusion. Reducing the consequences of identity.
    I have written here frequently and recently about the importance of getting crystal clear on what inclusion means in your organization. One of the big reasons this is so important is that it makes it much easier to then identify specific behaviors an…
    - 3 May 17, 10:20pm -
  • Are humans really the most valuable asset in your organization?
    I am skeptical. I am not skeptical that it is true that human beings are your organization’s most valuable asset. I personally have little doubt that it is true — rather I am skeptical that you actually believe it, and here is why. If you and the…
    - 2 May 17, 10:12pm -
  • Inclusive Meetings – Interruptions
    Last week I wrote about picking specific chunks of the workflow in your organization to focus your inclusion efforts on as an alternative to the easily overwhelming goal of culture change. I then wrote about and shared some ideas of how we might do t…
    - 26 Apr 17, 11:56pm -
  • 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…
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  • Compensation Transparency
    Ben Eubanks over at Lighthouse Research and Advisory has written a fascinating white paper on transparency. Transparency in Compensation:  Trends and Best Practices, underwritten by salary.com, is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impac…
    - 91 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 →
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  • Happy 4th of July!
       
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  • One Internet Trend To Watch
    As I’ve written in the past, Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is a treasure trove of data that most HR professionals miss. That’s because the report isn’t about HR trends, it’s about internet trends. But almost any way you … Co…
    - 27 Jun 17, 11:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newJob Titles of the Future: Man-Machine Teaming Manager
    It's been ages since I have had a new entry in the extremely popular 'Job Titles of the Future' series, but over the weekend I came across an interesting report from tech consultancy Cognizant titled '21 Jobs of the Future: A Guide to Getting - and S…
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  • Steve's Holiday Gift Recommendation #1 - The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
    Is it me, or did things seem to get just a little bit slower this week? I swear I noticed the first signs of 'Getting geared up for the Holidays' this week, at least judging by the relative calm of my email inbox. Or maybe it could be that I am just…
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  • Self-driving bus crashes, proving all buses should be self-driving
    In case you missed it, a fairly significant pilot of self-driving vehicles, in this case shuttle buses, launched last week in Las Vegas. In this test, shuttle buses developed by French company Navya ARMA will carry passengers along a half-mile route…
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  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 302 - Tim Sackett and Talent Acquisition Technology
    HR Happy Hour 302 - Tim Sackett and Talent Acquisition TechnologyHost: Steve BoeseGuest: Tim SackettListen to the show HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Tim Sackett, President of HRU Technical Resources, popular writer…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 1:18pm -
  • The rules for when you request a meeting with someone else
    WARNING: Some borderline old-guy 'get off my lawn' about to follow...The situation: You have the kind of job where a fairly large, variable, and growing collection of folks are contacting you to set up meetings and phone calls. These are usually fo…
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  • Most of the time, distractions are your fault
    I had an acquaintance reach out to me recently who wanted my advice on an issue he has been experiencing in his workplace since, as he said to me in his note, 'Know something about HR'. While that is entirely up for debate, I had the sense that this…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 12:21pm -

Women of HR

  • Improving Employee Engagement with Rewards and Recognition
    A recent Gallup research study shows that employees who do not feel properly recognized are twice as likely to say they will quit within the next year. Fortunately, companies can make a big difference by offering employee reward and recognition pro…
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  • Cultivating Habits for Today and the Future [HR Leader Series]
    Editor’s Note: This is the third post in the HR Leader Series, in which Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais features successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.     Jenny Ooi’s passion…
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  • Helpful Resources for Women in Tech
    Google is recently caught under fire over allegations of gender pay discrimination. An employee-led probe at the tech giant alleges that female employees are still compensated less than their male counterparts, at most job levels. As a matter of fact…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • “People Still Matter” – #HRTechConf 2017           
      The 2017 edition of the HR Technology Conference wrapped up about a week and a half ago, and other than transitioning back to my real world day-to-day responsibilities, I’ve also spent the time since then processing what I heard and what I learn…
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  • Women in Technology – What Can You Do To Move the Needle? #HRTechConf
    The 2017 HR Technology Conference kicked off on Tuesday morning with the second annual Women in HR Technology summit.  Back bigger and better than ever this year – in a much bigger conference space to alleviate the overflow issues from the unexpec…
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  • #VegasStrong at #HRTechConf
    Next week I’ll be joining thousands of other HR professionals as we converge on Las Vegas for the 20th annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition.  I’ve already written about my thoughts on the upcoming show.  This post serves a different p…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 2:38pm -

Creative Chaos HR

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Recruitifi Blog

  • Unleashing talent as a competitive weapon
    Whether you’re still focusing on traditional “time-to-hire” or agonizing over what an unfilled position is costing your company, you know that when it comes to recruiting and hiring, time is of the essence. This already high pressur…
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  • the challenges of recruiting in hypergrowth
    Perfecting your recruitment and hiring process is hard enough during so-called normal conditions, but as Wrede Petersmeyer and the rest of the team at Airbnb found out, it’s even more difficult during a period of hypergrowth. Since Wred…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:39pm -
  • Full-Time Workers Increasingly Willing to Work Part-Time
    Introduction A new RecruitiFi survey on the career paths of 1,000 U.S. full-time and part-time adult employees found that individuals currently working full-time are increasingly likely to seek part-time work due to the flexibility as…
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  • 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…
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  • Maybe You Should be Recruiting Job Hoppers
     Recruiting job hoppers may wind up costing employers a large sum of money due simply to their unreliability. The average cost to replace an employee is 21 percent of that employee’s yearly salary, so hiring a job hopper might wind up…
    - 1 Oct 15, 2:02pm -

HR Hardball

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

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • A Reluctant Exerciser: On the Road to Recovery
    I completed The Fast Factory Challenge today. My goals for the 6-weeks were pedestrian: recharge my exercise routine,  clean up my diet, and downsize my menopausal muffin top . Not for one moment did I entertain the idea of shifting my lifelong rela…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:22pm -
  • Changing the HR Story
    The new year presents a fresh start. If there is something you'd like to start doing, stop doing or change the way you are doing it, this is when many jump on the resolution train. Whether you are a resolution-maker or not, making something better is…
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  • 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 -

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

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

HR to WHO

Change-Effect

  • newChange your words, change your thinking
    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again –  the language that we use matters. It matters, because through our use of language we convey messages of importance or unimportance, of trust or distrust. Our choice of words conveys more than the simpl…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Cohesion is the next big thing
    You want to know what the next big thing for business is going to be? Of course you do, we always want to know the next big thing. Right? But this time it’s serious. I’m serious. The next big thing is cohesion. When we talked about the future of…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • It can happen anywhere
    Watching the allegation of sexual harassment at Westminster unfold, fills me with a sense of despair. Only three weeks ago I was writing that dignity wasn’t optional in relation to the Hollywood revelations and now not a day goes by without allegat…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Are you in A job or THE job?
    Most of us in our careers will move between jobs and employers. We will spend time in roles that we love and roles that we need to do. The ability to recognise which type of role you’re doing, and why, is critical to being both successful and happy…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 8:30am -
  • The future of jobs
    Last week the REC published their report on the Future of Jobs. I’d absolutely recommend taking a read of it if you haven’t already. It is freely available here. What really excited me about the commission was the range of interests being express…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Dignity isn’t optional
    Last week’s rolling fatberg of a story featured a Hollywood mogul’s repeatedly obnoxious and fundamentally unacceptable (illegal) behaviour. I can’t imagine there is anyone that isn’t up to date with the story – widely reported – so I won…
    - 36 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 7:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • How to Host an Enjoyable (and Safe!) Company Holiday Party
    When the idea of a company holiday party comes up, as a business leader you may get visions of the movie Office Christmas Party in your head – what an HR nightmare! Never fear, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season as a team – without…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Designing an Education Assistance Program That Is Right for Your Company
    Over 50% of companies today offer some type of education assistance. And it’s not too hard to see why – employees that participate in their company’s education assistance program are more likely to be promoted and stay long-term (contrary to th…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • The Benefits of an HR Audit
    The word ‘audit’ does not usually elicit feelings of excitement; however, taking time to thoroughly review a process is essential to keep things running smoothly. Conducting a proactive HR audit is a great way to give yourself peace of mind (espe…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • How Are You Making Life at Work Better?
    In our last blog, we discussed the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace. Mindfulness can help make life at work more enjoyable and rewarding. According to the 2017 Bersin Report, a major focus in the years ahead will be on human performance – a…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Using Mindfulness to Transform Your Workplace
    Mindfulness. You may have heard this term being thrown around more and more. It is not a new concept; however, with the speed of life today, it is a practice that has come back into vogue. But what is mindfulness and how can you promote it in the wor…
    - 66 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…
    - 94 days ago, 19 Aug 17, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

  • Dealing with the laundry in your head
    I used to write because I liked trying to sort out what I was thinking – I have always been much more successful at expressing myself in writing than in speaking.  As someone who needs to reflect a bit, digest and then make sure I`m clear – writ…
    - 88 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 11:58am -
  • The price of saying yes
    I have a history of backing out of things.  I would like to think that most of these decisions were sound and that there was a reason that I decided to not pursue whatever course of action I was on. There was a time when I would have reflectively sa…
    - 3 Jul 17, 2:10am -
  • Midyear: Are we there yet?!
    Midyear review season is upon us and it is a time for reflection.  A time to look back over the past six months at all that you have accomplished.  Or, in my case, wonder what they hell just happened and how am I going to spin this.  I mean, it wa…
    - 2 Jul 17, 10:25am -
  • Sweating the little things
    Years ago someone gave me the book “Don`t Sweat the Small Stuff“ (with the cutesy subtitle: “and it`s all small stuff“). I can`t say that I was overly impressed at what I considered to be the implication that I get worked up over little thing…
    - 24 May 17, 5:15pm -
  • Issues with navigating
    “How lost to myself I have become“  – The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood These words have been burned into my brain ever since I read them.  Maybe it`s more accurate to say that they struck a nerve, because I have the distinct impression…
    - 23 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Sober thoughts
    I love Ernest Hemingway`s recommendation to : write drunk, edit sober. However, after numerous false starts and some really questionable (and possibly litigious) blog drafts, I came to realize that this advice was better applied figuratively and not…
    - 10 Apr 17, 12:56pm -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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

Stratify

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

Break the Frame

  • newHow to Be More Creative, Innovative and Confident in Five Words
    Over the years, I’ve coached senior executives, led workshops for leaders at all levels and most recently ran a leadership program for 5th graders at a local primary school. While the complexity of their lives and responsibilities varied widely, so…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 10:30am -
  • How Being Impulsive Can Change your Life for the Better
    As we grow up, we’re taught, “Don’t act impulsively! Think things through before you do something you’ll regret!” That’s not always good advice. Being impulsive isn’t intrinsically bad and in fact, can transform your life and relationsh…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 10:30am -
  • 5 Simple Rules for Living and Leading
    As I drove slowly down the street, through the neighborhood, on my way home, I saw a woman who I assumed was walking her dog up ahead. She stood motionless, silent, and looked like she was waiting. As I neared, she walked away, no dog in tow.  When…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 10:30am -
  • Guest Post: Care and Feeding of the Mind – 5 Exercises to Build Your Emotional Strength
    I’m happy to share with you this guest post today from Mark Nation in support of his new book, Made for Amazing. I’ve read it and strongly encourage you to check it out. Look forward to your thoughts! As a society, we’ve come to care a lot abou…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 9:30am -
  • 5 Proven Ways to Effectively Move from Vendor to Partner
    They did what they were paid to do. Every week, the team parked at our curb, unloaded the mowers and mowed the lawn. Funny, nobody thought it was a problem that most of the lawn was dead. If they didn’t show up for a year, it would still just be di…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • The Only Thing Leaders Should Have Top Of Mind For 2018 is Integrity
    010041000010 This is the time of year that predictions are made and data is shared about what the strategic and operational goals are for the upcoming year. Although management firms spend an inordinate amount of time and money collecting this data a…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 4:44pm -
  • Screening Applicants Using Social Media: What You Need to Know
    100061000020 Photo by William Iven on Unsplash Almost everyone uses social media, but should you use it in your recruitment process? Many recruiters are turning to social media to help solicit applications so it makes sense that those same individ…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 1:42pm -
  • I Used To Love D&I: Why I’ve Fallen Out of Love With Diversity & Inclusion
    121041000150  Diversity and Inclusion was not my intended path. It was something that I knew very well at the ground-level being most often the only black woman in the companies, departments, and teams I worked for. Nonetheless, it wasn’t my focus…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 4:27pm -
  • 6 HR Epiphanies Learned Through 6 Years of Blogging
    0220100000020 Yesterday was my 6th year blogiversary for this here blog. I am eternally thankful for the ride I have had to date with this blog. After 10+years of living HR day-to-day (6 of which I have spent writing about it too) — you have many a…
    - 70 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:01am -
  • Five Ways Video Can Enhance Your Recruitment Process
    011050000010In an increasingly mobile world, many businesses are beginning to shift towards more effective execution within their HR departments. Implementing video into the process of recruitment not only provides an integral solution for businesses…
    - 92 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…
    - 7 Aug 17, 5:00am -

Talent Vanguard

  • newHR in the Age of Distraction
    It wouldn’t have occured to me to write about technology this week, even after attending Adam Alter’s talk about addictive tech at Rotman on Monday, which made such a big impression on me. Then Austin Kleon’s weekly newsletter landed in my inbo…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 3:09am -
  • How to Help Teams Turn Conflict Into a Superpower
    Working in HR means working with conflict. Often that conflict appears in our inbox or at our office door because it’s reached a stage at which it feels unmanageable to one or more of those involved. When it lands there, we can find ourselves cast…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 3:51am -
  • How to Set Work/Life Boundaries that Work
    The only job I’ve ever been fired from was at The Body Shop, and I totally deserved it. In my last year of high school I had enough credits to need only a handful of classes, so I got two retail jobs at the local mall to pay for car insurance and c…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 3:53am -
  • When Are Subcultures in Your Organization a Problem?
    A major challenge of talking about something as complex as culture is that we have to be reductive to be succinct. Something as layered, nuanced, and invisible would take ages to accurately convey (if we could even put it into words), but often, we t…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 2:45am -
  • Reflecting on 100 Talent Vanguard Posts
    I really try not to blog about blogging, because there are far more interesting things to blog about. However, I’m going to ask you to indulge me today in light of the fact that I published my 100th post here on Talent Vanguard this week . As part…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 12:44pm -
  • Leadership Capacity and Constraint
    “Leaders are made not born”. We must believe this, since our organizations spend a staggering amount of money every year to improve the managerial and leadership skills of their employees. We also place a high value on leadership as individuals,…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 2:42am -

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

  • Vision of Workforce Analytics – the fundamentals
    In the book ‘The Power of People’ Guenole, Ferrar and Feinzig discuss the emerging phenomenon ‘Workforce Analytics’: the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in workforce-related data to inform decision making a…
    - 23 days ago, 29 Oct 17, 7:23pm -
  • Visie op Workforce Analytics – de grondslagen
    Guenole, Ferrar en Feinzig behandelen in het boek ‘The Power of People’ het opkomende fenomeen ‘Workforce Analytics’: het ontdekken, interpreteren en communiceren van betekenisvolle patronen in arbeid-gerelateerde gegevens ter ondersteuning v…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Oct 17, 5:34pm -
  • Visie op de disruptieparadox
    In deze blog wordt een recensie gegeven over het boek ‘De disruptieparadox’ van Menno Lanting.  Allereerst wordt een samenvatting van het boek gegeven waarna wordt afgesloten met een review en conclusie. Samenvatting Het boek ‘De disruptie…
    - 8 Aug 17, 8:05pm -
  • 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 -

HR Bartender

  • newBookmark This! Resources to Develop HR Competencies
    Developing our HR competencies should be a priority for career growth. SHRM has several resources to help us make wise investments at all levels in our career.The post Bookmark This! Resources to Develop HR Competencies appeared first on hr bartende…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 9:57am -
  • newHow to Handle a Work Suspension – Ask #HR Bartender
    A work suspension isn't common but it happens. How do you handle it? Employment advisor Marc Alifanz shares is expertise on dealing with a workplace suspension.The post How to Handle a Work Suspension – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr barte…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 9:57am -
  • Managing Change Is an Essential Skill – Friday Distraction
    The speed of change is a huge concern to business today. Managing change is an essential skill. Kronos shows the importance of learning how to manage change.The post Managing Change Is an Essential Skill – Friday Distraction appeared first on hr b…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:57am -
  • Realistic Job Previews: 5 Questions Recruiters Should Ask
    Realistic job previews help candidates know about positions they are applying for. It helps companies and candidates. Recruiters should ask these 5 questions.The post Realistic Job Previews: 5 Questions Recruiters Should Ask appeared first on hr bar…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:57am -
  • Companies Don’t Have to Get Employee Feedback About Everything
    Employee feedback is an important part of engagement. But some attempts to get feedback can backfire and cause more harm. Choose your survey topics very wisely.The post Companies Don’t Have to Get Employee Feedback About Everything appeared first…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 9:57am -
  • Reporting Workplace Bullying to HR – Ask #HR Bartender
    HR needs to know when bullying takes place in the workplace. So, when any employee knows about workplace bullying, they should report it directly to HR.The post Reporting Workplace Bullying to HR – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Nov 17, 9:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

  • newHow to Embrace Your Nobility and Lead with Dignity
    I decided to begin the presentation, “Thank you for being heroes.” But, I ended up saying the opposite. It was dark while I drove to the hotel. I was scheduled to give a… Continue reading →
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:13pm -
  • newHow to Show Up Like a Leader Today
    Some leaders work too hard while the people around them don’t work hard enough.  You’ll burn out if you’re always the first person to arrive and the last person to leave. Leaders create… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:03pm -
  • newSecret Sauce: A Chief Operating Officer Didn’t Get Promoted
    If promotion or advancement didn’t work out for you, the practical lessons in this post are for you. Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” I invite leaders who I admire to share real world… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 12:39pm -
  • Solution Saturday: Harassing Naughty Employees
    Dear Dan, I know you are a coach and proponent for encouraging people to receive help from mentors and coaches. What would you suggest to employees who have been misled by leadership-type coaches…grossly…for… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 1:36pm -
  • How to Lead Conversations that end with Vitality
    You beat yourself up. So do the people around you. Don’t climb in a hole and pull dirt in on yourself. Maybe it’s time to throw dirt out of the hole! Practice: While… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:32pm -
  • How I Drained the Power from a Great Question
    Bill said, “I remember you asked a really powerful question. I felt the energy go up.” He was reflecting on a coaching conversation I had with him and Kevin months ago. Bill illustrated his… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:29pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

LebHR

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

HR Observations

  • newMy Thanksgiving week

    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:05pm -
  • Future Friday: Your future is up to you!
    Back in October of 2011, I wrote a post called  Reputation Capital: Key to Hiring in the Future. I repeated the post in September of 2013. Both these posts were based on a comment made in the book The 2020 Workplace by Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Wi…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:05pm -
  • Government starting to recognize the gig economy exists
    Do you know anyone that drives for Uber? What about someone who does side jobs in areas such as small maintenance, sewing, dog-sitting, or even childcare? What about you? Do you do some consulting on the side? If the answer is yes, then you know abou…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 12:05pm -
  • From the Archive: Lessons on Talent from Theodore Roosevelt
    When struck with a bout of writer’s block I reach back into the archive and find something I thought was good. This piece makes that grade.  Theodore Roosevelt was known for his bold leadership during his presidency. He is considered to have had o…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:05pm -
  • Setbacks
    We all have setbacks in life, be they family, friends, personal life or work. If they happen to you just remember the words of Robert Cheeke, an American bodybuilder, motivational speaker, and author. He said: Sometimes small setbacks are just bles…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 12:05pm -
  • The Best Resources for Veterans and Their Families
    This post was originally published in February of 2015, but given that November 11th, this past Saturday was Veterans’ day I thought this should be reposted. The tragedy of suicides among veterans needs to be alleviated by the action of many.   T…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 12:05pm -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • newBook Review: #HitRefresh by @satyanadella
    Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of the book by Harper Collins' publicists. They reached out to me and I did not solicit it.The book is part memoir, part manifesto and part forecasting of the future of technology. As he explains he's written the boo…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 8:15am -
  • My keynote at 9th HR Summit at ABV-IIITM Gwalior
    I addressed the 9th HR Summit at ABV-Gwalior last weekend and throughly enjoyed interacting with the students and finding out about their startup incubator. Also interacted with business leaders from across India (and virtually with one from the US)I…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 7:40am -
  • featured in a list of Recruitment Thought Leaders
    I really am not a recruiter, but feel incredibly honored to be featured in this list of Recruitment Thought Leaders along with these amazing list of people I have followed via the internet for a long time!If you want to talk to me about a story or a…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 2:51pm -
  • Addressing @BPCLimited HR team
    In October I was honored to be welcomed by the HR team at BPCL at their HR competency building workshop as a guest speaker. I talked to them about the role of HR as a media and technology integrator.Here are a pictures from the eventThis is the prese…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 6:22am -
  • Facebook's Resume Feature - Should LinkedIn be worried? My take
    Yesterday it was all over the tech websites, Facebook is reportedly testing a new resume feature called "work histories" that can help users share them privately.Here are my thoughts about how this can play out:Facebook is making an enterprise play.…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 7:55am -
  • Featured in @HRMarketer's list of global list of #EmployerBranding Consultants
    Discovered today that I was added to HRMarketer's list of global Employer Branding ConsultantsHRMarketer is a platform and insights company that marketing departments of HR service providers and vendors use to get their message across. You can read m…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 10:15am -

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

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

Upstart HR

  • newHow Much Money Can You Earn With an HR Certification? [Free Calculator]
    How much does an HR certification impact your salary? While it matters differently at every organization and for each person, let’s answer that question with some data. Using data from Payscale.com we (hat tip to my youngest brother Barrett for his…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:11pm -
  • Preparing for the HR Certification Exams: Audio Style
    Earlier this year I launched a “beta” version of the HR Certification audio product. That has continued to mature and develop and now has 50+ tracks and several hours of content that ranges from technical to practical. For example, it covers high…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 7:12pm -
  • How to Radically Change Your Performance Management Practice [Podcast]
    In today’s episode of We’re Only Human, I talk with Autumn Spehar, HR Director at Stout Advisory, about how her company made a radical change in its approach to performance management. We also talk about how it’s working out one year later and…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 12:25pm -
  • Tips for Hiring Deaf Individuals: Practical Advice for Employers
    Carol and Teri. I’ll never forget them as long as I live. These two women were amazing. Always bright and cheerful, I couldn’t help but smile as well any time they were around. And they taught me an incredible amount not just about the technical…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 12:26pm -
  • The Neuroscience of Great Learning Content: Attention, Memory, and Exploration [Podcast]
    Ask any business leader, and they’ll tell you they invest in the development of their workforce with the goal of improving performance. Yet the training and content delivery methods of the past aren’t keeping pace with the needs of the modern lea…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 12:55pm -
  • Should I Get My Master’s Degree in HR?
    For most of you, I’ll go ahead and said it: You should not get a master’s degree in HR. Really. While that doesn’t apply to everyone, it does apply to a large number of the people that email, comment, and interact with me online. That’s mainl…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 12:30pm -

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

  • Rigid Thinking for a Fluid Future? Why Matthew Taylor is Wrong
    At the first in a series of #VibrantEconomy events at Manchester Metropolitan University tonight, Matthew Taylor of the RSA talked about the future of work. Rather than focus on the complexity of the challenges, and the radicalism required, what we g…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:10pm -
  • Skinning the Interface: the case for Augmented Reality
    The headline grabbing claims that human workers will be replaced by robots are misleading. Currently, there are only about 5% of jobs that could realistically be replaced by robots. There are though a million jobs that could be done better, faster an…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 8:35pm -
  • ‘#FinDom’: A case study of how work is changing in the 4th Industrial Revolution
    When we think about the future of work, we often think about three key principles: The use of tech to enable fast cheap start-ups; having more than one source of work and income; and the roles that robots will or will not be able to replace. We can s…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 12:30pm -
  • Humanity, Community and Automation
    We talk boldly about the benefits of reducing low skilled jobs and automating repetitive processes, but we mustn’t lose sight of the human value of ‘micro-interactions’. It is in these small moments of kindness or service that we experience and…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Nov 17, 2:32pm -
  • Why Employment Rights cause misery, and how to replace them
    There is an important role for government in protecting people from exploitation and abuse. But there is also a point at which these protections become so conservative in nature that they do more harm than good. With the rapid acceleration of change…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Nov 17, 8:42am -
  • Stewardship, Alternative Capitalism and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    As Klaus Schwab wrote in his book The Fourth Industrial Revolution, “Neither technology nor the disruption that comes with it is an exogenous force over which humans have no control. All of us are responsible for guiding its evolution, in the decis…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Nov 17, 12:08pm -

Thinking About Learning

  • newThings to be aware of in L&D’s future
      Virtual Reality. It’s a fascinating technology. There’s so much potential for what it can do. In the main? It’ll remain quite niche, and only the cash rich organisations will be able to afford the investment of making it work. The hook for L…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 6:08pm -
  • Kindness isn’t a commodity
    Some while ago I remember starting to hear a thing. It was an odd thing. People would tell me, Oh I do like to say thank you or give praise, but it has to be for a special thing. Right, so you have the ability to help someone feel better about themse…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 7:52am -
  • The cognitive element of learning
    Psychologists have been researching memory for a long old while, and we have many insights into memory that we never really understood previously, continue to learn more about memory, and understand more about the purpose of memory. We now know thing…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 6:42am -
  • #MyFirstTimeTraining
    It was in my first role and in the early months of 2004. I was part of a training team, and I’d joined them as a Training Officer – somewhere between a coordinator, responsible for delivering some training myself, and supporting the advisors in d…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Top tips for being a good social media citizen
    Don’t feel you have to respond to every update or post. Recognise that most people are sharing things that of interest to them. Try not to evangelize or suggest what people should do. If you feel you can only respond negatively to someone, first ta…
    - 31 days ago, 21 Oct 17, 4:51pm -
  • See It Be It – speaking about resilience and inclusion
    This week I was invited to give a talk at an event called See It Be it, organised by Cannes Lions. I was asked to talk about resilience in the workplace. The idea behind See It Be It is for women in creative industries to be given a forum where they…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 9:12am -

T Recs

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

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • The Road to Hella: Why Silicon Valley Doesn’t Really Matter Anymore.
    It’s no secret that I’ve long hated the San Francisco area. These reasons, of course, extend beyond the more obvious, superficial stuff. While I have a sincere and deep-seated animosity for Giants and Golden State Warrior fans, streets that perpe…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 1:35pm -
  • HiQ Lawsuit: When LinkedIn Loses, Everybody Wins.
    Throughout its history, LinkedIn has slowly, albeit deliberately, evolved from what used to be a fairly innocuous social network into one of the internet’s most extensive sources of personal data. Some of this, of course, is inevitable, given Linke…
    - 97 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:14pm -
  • The G Spot: Google Gets Into the HR Tech Game, Because Why Not?
    For a function long consigned to being something of a technological backwater, the very thought that the most ubiquitous, transformative and, arguably, the most innovative company in the history of technology has thrown its hat in the recruiting ring…
    - 24 Jul 17, 1:04pm -
  • Something You Forgot: Sentiment Analysis for HR and Recruiting
    Despite our near obsessive fixation on “employee engagement,” this term remains largely amorphous and highly ambiguous, a subjective subject at best. Inherently, HR knows that an engaged workforce is more satisfied in their jobs, more productive…
    - 17 Jul 17, 12:48pm -
  • 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 -

HR Remix

  • Why I’m Defiant
    You may have noticed I have not been writing a lot on HRreMix. The truth is I’ve been a bit bored with blogging lately.  Like everyone else I seem to be spending a lot of time on the visual: watching too much “prestige” tv and posting photos o…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Lack of Curiosity is Killing Your Career
    And Your Organization No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives. – Neil deGrasse Tyson People are terrified to ask questions. Over time that fear of asking questions, the inability to…
    - 7 Aug 17, 11:15am -
  • #HRTailgate : How to Be An HR Social Media Rock Star
    Have you ever scanned a job candidate’s Twitter account as much as their resume? Thought about using social media to showcase your HR expertise? You’re not alone. Social networks are changing the landscape of offices around the world, and the imp…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:15pm -
  • Carnival of HR – Pre #SHRM17 Edition
    This time of year, the HR conference season is in full swing and if you can’t make a major conference, you can still attend vicariously through other attendees on social media.  A few weeks ago, I followed the #WorkHuman conference on Twitter, Ins…
    - 14 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Three Years, Three Trips to the Finals #DefendTheLand
    By the time LeBron took his “talents to South Beach” my husband and I had taken our talents out of state as well. LeBron did what many people from the Northeast Ohio area do. You leave Cleveland for warmer weather and better opportunities. As lon…
    - 1 Jun 17, 10:45am -
  • The Power of an Apology
    “I’m sorry.” “I apologize.”  Those two phrases hold a great deal of power because they can repair a relationship and soothe hurt feelings. Sometimes, the lack of an apology can irretrievably hurt a work relationship. This effect is compoun…
    - 25 May 17, 11:30am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • My job – come and get it
    For the last (almost two years) I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to head up the CIPD’s relationship with our branch network and with our Council. Our branch network is one of the world’s biggest communities of HR and people development practi…
    - 48 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 6:30am -
  • L&D, specialism and accessibility
    I love the L&D profession. I know great people doing great work in enabling organisations and people to flourish. I also lament, at times, the profession’s ability to progress its own thinking and activity and a reliance on outmoded methodologies o…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:32am -
  • What else would need to change…
    I’m on a flight to Aberdeen to chat to some folk about the future of work. I’ve just read a piece by Tim Harford in the on board magazine about how we ignore less glamorous inventions in favour of exciting and more obviously revolutionary technol…
    - 76 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 6:48am -
  • They need to #learn… Or maybe… 
    There is a framing issue with thinking about organisational capability (and individual capability) that has been troubling me. And that’s the posing of organisational issues as learning needs –  rather than learning needs AND/OR required systemi…
    - 22 Jun 17, 6:53am -
  • That bridge in happier times
    When the Olympics were in London in 2012 I took my daughter up to see the marathon. We arrived at London Bridge station and walked across the sealed off bridge. Sealed off for better reasons.  Whilst we were crossing it we came across a group of Fre…
    - 4 Jun 17, 8:56am -
  • How I Became a Success in HR 
    I’m often asked how I became successful in HR.  I’ve never viewed myself as such – I know some great people who I consider in a different league to me – but in the spirit of the type of list you’ll find in Inc or on LinkedIn I thought I’…
    - 25 Apr 17, 8:10pm -

Switch and Shift

  • How Leaders Can Help Boost Employee Productivity [Infographic]
    Nothing puts a damper on the workday like a drop in productivity. A shift in one level of an organization can create a domino effect that potentially leads to a decrease in company morale, and even poor customer service. How can leaders boost employe…
    - 75 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.…
    - 76 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…
    - 82 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 (…
    - 84 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…
    - 95 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…
    - 2 Aug 17, 11:49am -

Leadership Freak

  • newHow to Embrace Your Nobility and Lead with Dignity
    I decided to begin the presentation, “Thank you for being heroes.” But, I ended up saying the opposite. It was dark while I drove to the hotel. I was scheduled to give a… Continue reading →
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:13pm -
  • newHow to Show Up Like a Leader Today
    Some leaders work too hard while the people around them don’t work hard enough.  You’ll burn out if you’re always the first person to arrive and the last person to leave. Leaders create… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:03pm -
  • newSecret Sauce: A Chief Operating Officer Didn’t Get Promoted
    If promotion or advancement didn’t work out for you, the practical lessons in this post are for you. Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” I invite leaders who I admire to share real world… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 12:39pm -
  • Solution Saturday: Harassing Naughty Employees
    Dear Dan, I know you are a coach and proponent for encouraging people to receive help from mentors and coaches. What would you suggest to employees who have been misled by leadership-type coaches…grossly…for… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 1:36pm -
  • How to Lead Conversations that end with Vitality
    You beat yourself up. So do the people around you. Don’t climb in a hole and pull dirt in on yourself. Maybe it’s time to throw dirt out of the hole! Practice: While… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:32pm -
  • How I Drained the Power from a Great Question
    Bill said, “I remember you asked a really powerful question. I felt the energy go up.” He was reflecting on a coaching conversation I had with him and Kevin months ago. Bill illustrated his… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:29pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newBooks that make the greatest impact on Mike Figliuolo
    I asked the members of the Intentional Reading Panel which books made the greatest impact on their business or life. Here’s Mike Figliuolo’s answer. The books that have made the greatest impact on my business life...
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • newBoss’s Tip of the Week: Help team members grow and develop
    You know that part of your job is helping your team members succeed. That’s not just for today. Help them succeed tomorrow, too. Talk to your team members about their goals and hopes. Help your team members create...
    - 2 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • Weekend Leadership Reading 11/17/17
    Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take...
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • Leadership: Pictures Big and Small
    Bob was one of the great supervisors that I studied. The teams he led were always productive and people loved to work for him. His reputation for preparing people for promotion was a big plus. His peers thought he was...
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 7:08pm -
  • From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/15/17
    Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any...
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 7:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • Go to Human Resources…if you dare!
    Go to Human Resources. In a time when sexual harassment victims are speaking up in a variety of industries I’m seeing more and more people ask, “Where was HR?” … “Did anyone go to HR?” I’ve just scrolled past these comments and kept my…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 3:08am -
  • 3 ways Technology has made me a better HR Pro
    If you thought this was a blog post about the many HRIS options out there you can just close this page now. For those of you that want to know what I’m talking about that’s not an HRIS here it is: Google. Y’all…. I can google anything! It’s…
    - 20 Jul 17, 12:50pm -
  • Participation Trophies at Work
    Found this post while cleaning up my drafts and decided to publish it. I wrote this almost two years ago, yet didn’t need to change a thing.   I have yet to meet a millennial that enjoys being called a millennial. I often hear from my fellow gener…
    - 17 Jul 17, 1:51pm -
  • Stay in touch #SHRM17
    It never feels like enough time at national conference. Every one is back home by now and getting in their usual work routine again (after a 12 and a half hour crash to recharge our introverted batteries-just me?). We are all catching up on what we m…
    - 29 Jun 17, 1:30pm -
  • Leading the witness
    Often times we are eager to interview candidates to join our organization and some times we get so excited or have so much information to cover that we make this common interview mistake – we lead the witness. With an estimated 5-6 million jobs op…
    - 26 Jun 17, 12:11pm -
  • Three Interview Rule
    I’ve always suffered a bit of a professional identity crisis. Am I recruiting or am I HR? Am I both? Are they one in the same? I’ve gone back and forth, but one thing I can say without a doubt that fits with both HR and Recruiting is solid relati…
    - 23 Jun 17, 11:39am -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • Don't Lend Your Hand
    "It was later than I thought when I first believed you, now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools"- Jerry GarciaIn the midst of these fatiguing times, the above excerpt from a song written in 1974 entered my mind, the prose somehow timely.When…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 8:46pm -
  • 10 Years After
    Today marks my 10th year in the human capital management industry. I was prepared to write a post about all the things done well and the opportunities missed, but you've read 500 such posts on this blog.What does it really mean for a man nearing his…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 4:17pm -
  • All The Little Pieces
    The winter of our discontent is seemingly upon us. The news is bad, tragedy seems all around us, our country is in unrest.... people are divided.It is in these times that people who do not pray, turn to prayer. When things get rough, people look for…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 1:47pm -
  • Dream Different
    Before our less-than-imaginative media made dreaming a commodity, the concept meant more than just a right to work. It seems even in addressing the most important Human Rights, we look for labels and fence-sides. This way, everything is black and whi…
    - 60 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 4:08pm -
  • The Fruits Of Our Labor
    I don't know who makes the schedule but I must commend him/her on their placement of Labor Day!Labor Day comes at a perfect time: The weather is changing, the kids are getting back to school, the tarp is pulled over the pool and beach chairs are put…
    - 70 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…
    - 85 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 1:50pm -

Employment Law Navigator

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

What Goes Around

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

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Jobvite and Fistful of Talent Hangout!
    Our first hangout is at 1pm ET on Tuesday, November 14th Google for Jobs/ROI of Recruitment Marketing Spend! What You Need to Know to Look Smart!! This past fall I participated in a great series of events for Jobvite called the Recruiter Nation Live…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 3:39pm -
  • Why All the Individual Suggestions for Engagement Are WRONG
    If you’re getting this update you haven’t switched your subscription to the new site. I just checked my feeds and deleted anyone on this feed who was also on the list for the new feed. So only those who haven’t switched are getting this update.…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 2:06pm -
  • Change Is Good!
    I need 3 minutes of your time. 3 minutes to make my life easier. And you know it is ALL about me. But really, this will make YOUR life easier (and so much better.) If you’re getting this update via email you are subscribed to the “old” site. I…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 12:29pm -
  • If You Manage People This Post Will Make You 100% More Effective
    As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 1:32pm -
  • Being a Participant VS Participating
      As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consi…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 11:55am -
  • #1 Thing Incentive Programs Get Wrong
    As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider…
    - 35 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 1:24pm -

HR Warrior

  • How Emergency Management Can Fit into Businesses While Taking the Burden off HR
    Guest Post By Kendall Herbert, Emergency Management SpecialistAccidents, Emergencies, and Natural Disasters happen every day, and their repercussions can affect everyone. Emergency managers are the experts who assist work centers and businesses to pr…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 5:31pm -
  • Is the Good Ole' Boy Network a Myth or Reality?
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: http://womenofhr.com/is-the-good-ol%E2%80%99-boy-network-just-a-myth/As I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Com…
    - 42 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • Engaged Bride to Be = Discouraged Employee
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: http://womenofhr.com/bride-to-be-discouraged-employee/As I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Community College…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 11:47pm -
  • 54 Active Job Search Sites
    I spent a couple hours today research job sites because my students are going to search them tonight in class and I was using an extremely outdated list.  While I could probably spend a few more hours, I need to move on to other course prep as today…
    - 55 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 7:20pm -
  • What HR should know about Evacuation and Re-entry Post Disaster
    To continue our focus on Disaster Preparedness this month, I would like to introduce guest author, Kendall Herbert who specializes in Emergency Management and will be in the job market next Spring after graduating with his Bachelors degree in Emergen…
    - 60 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 2:36pm -
  • September is Disaster Preparedness Month!
    The following is from our local SHRM Chapter.  I thought I would share it as a member to help others who are working on Disaster Plans this month:While we thankfully do not have hurricanes in Illinois, the events along the coast reminds us of the im…
    - 65 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 1:59am -

Rollercoaster HR

  • 12 years
    Twelve years is a long time to do anything. For the last 12 years I’ve been fortunate to serve as a volunteer leader for the Indiana State Council of SHRM. In that time we’ve accomplished a great many things together. … Continue reading →
    - 36 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 1:19pm -
  • Yes, write now!
    This is a pivotal week for us. So much to consider, to say, and to do. I know this hard for many of you, but it’s so important so bear with me for a moment. If everyone I know would … Continue reading →
    - 17 Jan 17, 12:58pm -
  • Bright and Lively
    Welcome to 2017! The beginning of 2017 is a start for something new in my life. It marks the official launch of my new HR consulting firm, Allegro HR. During the last quarter of 2016, there was work put into … Continue reading →
    - 9 Jan 17, 3:59pm -
  • Comfortable being Uncomfortable
    A theme that was highlighted during this year’s SHRM Volunteer Leader Summitwas “being comfortable being uncomfortable.” Three different speakers I heard (including two of the keynote presentations) used the phrase and emphasized the concept. I…
    - 20 Nov 16, 2:55pm -
  • Everyday or Extraordinary?
    Is it possible that the things we experience as everyday occurrences are actually extraordinary? Summer evenings in my home had many of the same things that anyone would experience. Kids chasing fireflies, the music of ice cream trucks, and lots ……
    - 17 Nov 16, 12:05pm -
  • Yes, we are all “different”
    Over the last few weeks, I have been in several discussions about changes and the dissection of things that may or may not work. Each of these chats has included at one point or another a qualifier that we are … Continue reading →
    - 3 Nov 16, 12:05pm -

A Leading Perspective

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

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