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  • newHow to Identify and Handle Low Performers
    A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and a company is only as strong as its lowest-performing employees. At first, this analogy may appear to be an overreach—after all, how can one or even...Workology is the art and science of work, HR…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 5:17pm -
  • newTop 5 Trends from the Expo Floor at #SHRM17
    The doors to SHRM17’s Exhibit Hall have officially closed and as with every SHRM conference, I spent some time chatting with vendors and walking up and down those long walk ways to talk to as...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and rec…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 2:17pm -
  • new6 Employee Benefit Trends in 2017 #SHRM17
    In this war for talent, it’s more than just employee perks that can drive candidate conversions and retention. Companies are growing and shifting their benefit offerings. The Affordable Care...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recr…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 8:43pm -
  • newLabor Department Immigration Investigations Are Changing
    The Labor Department has announced plans to more aggressively enforce employment-based nonimmigrant visa programs and crack down on abuses of worker visa programs through increased investigations....Workology is the art and science of work, HR and…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 2:01pm -
  • newWill Cashiering Be the Next Job to Disappear?
    Last week Amazon and Whole Foods announced a $13.4 billion purchase deal that would give Amazon a foothold in the fresh market, neatly supplementing its existence business in dry goods and virtually...Workology is the art and science of work, HR a…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 6:42pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • #workhuman:  How Do Opposites Attract? Common Purpose.

    - 22 days ago, 31 May 17, 11:43am -
  • #Leadership Lesson Fm Gregg Allman – Faking It Doesn’t Fly
    This week Greg Allman died.  Founding member and keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist for The Allman Brothers, Greg lived a full-life.  Perhaps too full at times, for his cup did overflow many times, but no one would accuse Greg Allman of being boring.…
    - 24 days ago, 29 May 17, 4:58pm -
  • #HR Hired Before Execs! Fad or Fundamental
    Over the years I’ve seen HR practices come and go.  Remember the Zappo’s “Holacracy”? Sounded great…but didn’t stick. This, my friends, is what we would call a fad.  So, in that vein, a friend of mine forwarded me a New York Times Artic…
    - 28 days ago, 25 May 17, 2:00pm -
  • #WorkHuman Speaker, Mary Faulkner >Myth Of Empowerment
    I’m inviting you to join me at this year’s WorkHuman conference May 30th – June 1st, brought to you by Globoforce. If you come, expect one of the most exciting Leadership/HR events of the year!  Want to see why > CLICK HERE! (yeah, that’s…
    - 76 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 6:36pm -
  • The Rules Of HR Blogging? Are There Rules?
    People ask me a lot what it takes to be a blogger (fancy people say writer).  They want to know what the rules are to write great posts.  I have a four word answer: Be authentic and consistent. Other than that, there aren’t any rules.  Write w…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 1:15pm -
  • Want To Be The “Master Of Your Domain”? #WorkHuman adds keynote, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
    Friends — If you needed another reason to join me and a whole lot of great people at one of the best HR/Leadership/Engagement conferences of the year, Globoforce’s WorkHuman, I’ve got one for you… One of my favorite people of all time, Julia…
    - 98 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 3:42pm -

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

  • Culture Is a Four-Letter Word
    Culture Is a Four-Letter Word Welcome to a guest post from Steven Blue in which he discusses some of the issues facing companies in the gig economy like Uber. By Steven L. Blue When I started to write this article I originally titled it “Culture Is…
    - 91 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 10:45pm -
  • You’ll Know About it When I Think You Need to Know About It
    But how will you know? No one is that smart.  No one is smart enough to ask all the questions, and no leader is smart enough to know when to give the information you might need to run your business effectively.   I’m on a slightly tangential rant…
    - 20 Nov 16, 11:06pm -
  • ICYMI>>>New Learning Resource for Employee Relations Professionals
    New Learning Resource for Employee Relations Pros CUE just finished up a fantastic conference in Dallas.   We truly appreciate everyone who helped make it a big success. While I was there, I got to take a look at a brand new and innovative product o…
    - 21 Oct 16, 2:51pm -
  • Keeping Up with the Compliances
    CUE Labor and Employee Relations Daily It’s a lot easier than keeping up with your pesky spendthrift neighbors! The business community continues to be concerned about many of the NLRB decisions that are being handed down.  It seems like the Nation…
    - 27 Jul 16, 5:02pm -
  • Persuader Rule: The Window is Closing on an Important Date for HR #SHRM16
    New blog up over on the CUE blog that contains some very important information about the Department of Labor persuader rule and employer compliance. Earlier this month, the Department of Labor created a very brief “grandfather” period for persuad…
    - 24 Jun 16, 6:02pm -
  • Drive Thru HR Does #SHRM16
      What you need to know about social security A very special live episode of Drive Thru HR hosted by Michael where he talks to representatives from the Social Security Administration, sharing useful information about social security for individuals…
    - 21 Jun 16, 8:37pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newEmployee Email Pitfalls Small Businesses Should Avoid
    As much as we all lament it’s existence, email is still a primary tool for communicating in the workplace. At least once a day I get asked for my email address by someone wanting to send me information. It is the one tab that is open the most on my…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • newWhy Challenging Employees May Be Good For Them
    As most of you know SHRM17 is happening this week in New Orleans. I am missing it for the first time in years and have a serious case of FOMO. To ease my jealousy a bit I have been religiously following the Twitter stream. If you aren’t following a…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • Lack of Brand Awareness – The Small Business Recruiting Killer
    Many of my friends are at HR Tech World this week. During the first day, I think before the main part of the actual conference kicked off, I saw a post from a friend that shared this stat, “Candidates follow your company for 7 months prior to every…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • Dealing with Big Personalities in Small Environments
    Before I get to today’s post, I wanted to share a link to an interview Christine recently did with Vocate. Now on to it… Small businesses come with all types of unique challenges. Ensuring the product or service is viable. Securing the level of f…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • SHRM 2017 Small Business Session Guide – Download Now!
    Updated 6/21/2017: Since SHRM17 is over, we have taken down the guide, but we will release one every year so check back in 2018 for SHRM18. As sometimes does, life has happened to me over the last few weeks and I had to back out of attending SHRM17.…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 6:38pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • newThe State of Employee Benefits – #SHRM17
    In conjunction with the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition, SHRM released their 2017 Employee Benefits report (you can download the report here).  There’s lots of interesting information and data; one key finding is that organizations that…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 10:02pm -
  • What’s Nexxt? – #SHRM17
    Yeaterday, of at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, Beyond (The Career Network) unveiled its new brand, platform and vision for the future of talent acquisition which is based on nearly 20 years of feedback and ongoing innovation. Nexxt, asT…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 3:36pm -
  • A Salute to the Volunteers – #SHRM17
    The big show, SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition (SHRM17), officially kicks off tomorrow here in New Orleans; my Facebook and Twitter feeds are filled with innumerable refrains of “I’m on my way” and “I’ve arrived; here’s a pictur…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 2:46pm -
  • Candor in the Workplace #WorkHuman
    There’s a new (ish) concept in the arena of employee feedback – Radical Candor. In the best selling book Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, author Kim Scott (a former Google director and consultant) explains that r…
    - 24 days ago, 29 May 17, 12:40pm -
  • Who Loves Ya Baby! #nextchat
    Do YOU love HR? I do. Well…maybe it’s more that I “like” HR. Perhaps it’s that I “have a REALLY strong attraction” for HR? Something. I dunno. But look…if I didn’t like love ‘have a really strong attraction’ for human resour…
    - 43 days ago, 10 May 17, 12:59pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • 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…
    - 30 days ago, 23 May 17, 10:36pm -
  • Data Driven HR starts with…wait for it…measuring data!
    In the past few years, after being involved in about a dozen HR technology projects, I can say one thing with certainty, I am yet to meet a 100% data driven HR function. I am going to start by making clear, THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT verbal HR admonishin…
    - 12 Feb 17, 9:11pm -
  • Series: Making the case for technology: Part 2: What are the benefits?
    In a recent post, I discussed the cost of buying new technology. This is a common question every person trying to purchase new technology in their organisation gets asked “Where is the business case?”. However, the business case is not complete w…
    - 23 Jan 17, 9:42am -
  • HR Technology selection without the meerkats
    Have you recently jumped online to buy anything? If you have, especially insurance, you know the meerkats and those voices! If you haven’t, well you may(not) be missing out. But the concept is simple:   Know you(r) needs and wants (or your organis…
    - 12 Dec 16, 1:24pm -
  • Think you can implement HR technology in 2016 with skills from the 90’s? Think Again!
    If you were implementing an ERP platform in the 90’s, it would have been safe to assume that HR function would mostly sit back, and IT (both internal and external resources) would be running the show. The IT departments would typically be large, an…
    - 21 Jun 16, 5:32am -
  • Series: Making the case for technology: Part 1: What does it cost?
    This is a common question every person trying to purchase new technology in their organisation gets asked “Where is the business case?”. To answer this question or prepare the business case you will need to know a few things. In this series I wil…
    - 19 Mar 16, 8:07am -

PeopleGoal Blog

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

The Savage Truth

  • newThe recruiting secret that made me more money than any other
    Success in recruitment is ‘lots of activity – done well, with the right people’. Activity x Quality x Target Market 

= Success 
= Fun and money I believe (actually, I know) that activity is key to the ongoing success of any recruitment p…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 9:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Have YOU dumbed recruitment down?
    Here's something totally new from The Savage Truth “Sixty Savage Seconds” A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters... sixty seconds to make you think.
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 10:00pm -
  • Another loudmouth ‘recruiter-hater’ falls from grace
    I take zero pleasure when someone fails in business. I know too well the risk, stress and hard work it takes to start and build a business, and admire anyone who tries, regardless of the outcome. However it’s always important to be humble as you go…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 9:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Competing on price is a slippery slope to recruiting hell
    Here's something totally new from The Savage Truth “Sixty Savage Seconds” A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters... sixty seconds to make you think.
    - 23 days ago, 30 May 17, 8:10am -
  • Guess what? Recruiters are the worst recruiters!
    Is it as we have always suspected? That recruiters are themselves, poor recruiters? Like the cobblers kid who had the worst shoes, do recruiters have the worst recruitment process? Especially when they recruit recruiters, for themselves? I asked that…
    - 38 days ago, 15 May 17, 9:00pm -
  • New! Greg Savage in South Africa, 2017
    Dear South African ‘Savage Truth’ reader, I am excited to invite you to my new South African Recruiter Masterclass Series – to be held in Cape Town and Johannesburg in August, 2017. We have two events, one aimed at Recruiters, the other at Owne…
    - 44 days ago, 9 May 17, 5:00am -

HR Ringleader

  • Back In the Saddle: SHRM17
    I'm back in the saddle, but it's a different ride this time.  Stay tuned for what I see and hear on my unstructured journey and follow #SHRM17 on Twitter for all the latest on sessions, learning and fun at the event.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 2:39pm -
  • Killing Anxiety at Work
    The key for me has been to only work in situations where I am not put in that position. When it comes to my team or people I partner with, I keep that in mind. I don't ascribe to the idea that I am the ultimate editor of everyone else's work. And
    - 13 Mar 17, 1:46am -
  • The Consistency Fallacy
    Who are you now? What can you do to ensure that the you of tomorrow is also being considered?
    - 28 Feb 17, 4:42pm -
  • Becoming the Leader Who Has All the Good Questions
    Finding the ideal job means that you should only be comfortable with about 70% of what you’re being asked to achieve.
    - 10 Feb 17, 1:45pm -
  • The Secret to Amping Up Your Productivity
    The real action is not in the small tasks that we take to be more productive.
    - 26 Jan 17, 2:06pm -

People Equation

  • Michelle Obama’s Mindset for Coping with Change
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama has a tried-and-tried formula for coping with change: don’t make a big deal out of it. That’s the workplace take-away that most impressed me when I heard Mrs. Obama speak at WorkHuman 2017 conference. It’s advic…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 3:50pm -
  • WorkHuman: Still on My A-List for Conferences
    WorkHuman 2017 is now a memory. I’ve traveled home from Phoenix and had a few days to digest the benefits of this conference. I’m happy to report all of the observations from my first WorkHuman still apply. Now in its third year, the WorkHuman co…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 10:30am -
  • WorkHuman Day 3: @MichelleObama and @Globoforce
    Day 3 at the WorkHuman conference. Today social media will be flooded with the hashtag #WorkHuman and #MichelleObama because the former first lady closed the conference with a one-hour interview with Walgreen’s Chief Diversity Officer Steve Pembert…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 10:56pm -
  • #WorkHuman Day 2: Organization of the Future
    WorkHuman Day 2 just wrapped. Here’s how the day went down. HR Executive Panel Derek Irvine, Globoforce’s VP, Client Strategy & Consulting, moderated a three-person panel of senior leaders in the HR role. The topics were wide-ranging, covering ma…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 2:00am -
  • #WorkHuman 2017 Day 1: Bring Your Whole Self to Work
    It’s Day 1 of Globoforce’s WorkHuman 2017 conference. As I mentioned in this post, I’m covering several tracks as a “live blogger” for the Globforce team. So here’s how my time in Phoenix has shaped up so far . . . My WorkHuman Experience…
    - 23 days ago, 31 May 17, 2:02am -
  • Getting Ready for #WorkHuman 2017
    In less than 48 hours, I’ll board a plane headed to Phoenix for the WorkHuman 2017 event. This three-day business conference, which is produced by recognition software experts Globoforce, is unlike any I’ve ever attended. Globoforce is leading th…
    - 26 days ago, 27 May 17, 1:05pm -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newThe Next Great Trick in HR to Become World Class!
    Oh, Tim must be talking about the great A.I. tech that’s coming out, or the next great tech that will replace staffing agencies, or the next website that will change the entire industry forever – “Oh hey! Google Jobs.” I’m sure he’s going…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 12:05pm -
  • newThe Key Trait of Every Great Employee #SHRM17
    For twenty years I’ve been hiring and firing people.  I’ve been lucky enough to have some really great performers, a bunch of good performers and also a few really crappy performers.  It seems like every time I turn, someone has an answer for m…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:30am -
  • newT3 – @HireVue’s “Introduce Yourself” is a pretty cool Recruitment Marketing tool
    This week on T3 I’m talking about the video interview and assessment platform HireVue. Most people know HireVue as the high-end video interview platform, but HireVue found out a couple of years ago that they could turn all of this video data into s…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 12:11pm -
  • How Big Is Your Hotel Room? Measuring your HR Influence! #SHRM17
    Just got off the spring HR conference season, although it seems like the HR/TA conference season is now never ending. It used to be the conference season for HR and TA conferences were spring and fall, with the one outlier being SHRM National at the…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 12:18pm -
  • The Best Recruitment Marketing I’ve Seen in Years! #VueDD17
    Okay, the last post from HireVue’s Digital Disruption, but it was something I had to share! TA leader Molly Weaver at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City is killing the game! If you do an interview with Children’s on the HireVue platform,…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 11:42am -
  • Should Talent Acquisition Be Driving Revenue in Your Organization? #VueDD17
    I’m on a plane flying back from HireVue’s Digital Disruption in Park City, UT this week. Really well-done user conference which is more non-user conference than user conference. Agenda loaded with great TA content, a ton of really high-level TA l…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 6:41pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • newSALES 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…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • 30 Minutes is NOT Long Enough to Interview with the Hiring Manager
    Let’s talk about the interview process for a minute. A recruiter scours the internet for the right candidates. They call the competition. They look through all of the applications. They work very hard to make sure they are identifying the right tal…
    - 10 days ago, 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…
    - 22 days ago, 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…
    - 44 days ago, 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…
    - 49 days ago, 4 May 17, 3:05pm -
  • 10 Questions to Ask Sales People If They Leave Companies before 18 Months
    It is always a red flag when sales people leave jobs before 18 months.  I would say the first 6-9 months are really about the individual learning about the company, the products, and seeing if they are a good cultural fit.  The next 9 months are re…
    - 72 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 2:00pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • newInfluence and a Culture of Innovation – #SHRM17
    The 2017 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo is well underway.  This year’s edition in New Orleans, LA boasts the second largest in history from an attendance perspective with well over 17,000 attendees from across the…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Lower Your Employee Turn Over Rate by Doing These 3 Things
    Employers who experience high employee turnover lose a lot of time and money to new hire searches, interviews, onboarding and training. Although this problem is commonly seen in the retail sector, employee attrition can occur in any industry and any…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Levity in the Workplace #SHRM17
    Later this month I’ll be heading to New Orleans to once again join the ranks of the SHRM Annual Blogging and Social Media team.  Stay tuned over the next few months for various posts on what to expect, session and speaker previews, and on-site cov…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • You Belong Here – #WorkHuman 2017
      “You Belong Here.” What if all of our organizations really, truly embodied that sentiment?   It’s a sentiment that could be found everywhere throughout the 2017 edition of the WorkHuman conference.  WorkHuman, in case you have yet to hear…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Just Breathe…Everything Else is Optional
    I’ve become a fairly avid practitioner of Bikram yoga.  If you’re not familiar, Bikram is a type of yoga consisting of 26 distinct postures practiced over the course of 90 minutes in a hot room.  Make that a very hot room…105 degrees with app…
    - 30 days ago, 23 May 17, 11:00am -
  • Recognition, Praise, and Appreciation in Reverse
    Employee recognition and reward is such a hot topic in the leadership, management and human resources fields.  Although fading to a degree, “Employee Engagement”, was a big buzzword at all the conferences for the last decade or so.  With all th…
    - 37 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHRIntelligencer 1.04
    John Sumser has the Big Picture on algorithmic fallibility, HR's view, Execution, Tutorials, and the quote of the week.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 11:42am -
  • You Can’t Build a Good Culture Without Clear Goals
    Common culture begins not just with a shared sense of values, but also a shared view of objectives. Colin Kingsbury discusses how the influence of goals is overlooked when shaping company culture.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
  • HRExaminer v8.24
    Enthusiasm, encouragement, support — these are all helpful, lovely, necessary ingredients which go towards co-creating a good working experience. And they’re not enough. Read, Taking and Sharing Responsibility from Doug Shaw. The…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #125: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    This week: HR Tech World Updates, ASCENDIFY, Talent App Store, Should company’s make Vacation mandatory, and HR Tech Ethics of HR and Machine Learning (John and Stacey's HR Tech World Presentation).
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 11:30am -
  • HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #241: Steven Rothberg
    Steven Rothberg is the President and Founder of College Recruiter. Steven believes that every student and recent graduate deserves a great career. He believes in creating a great candidate and recruiter experience. Steven grew up in Winnipeg, Canada…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
  • 10 Things for HR to Know about GDPR
    "The European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on May 25, 2018. The new regulation, which aims to protect the personal data of EU citizens, will have wide-ranging implications for businesses around the glo…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 11:30am -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Clinical Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Bright Health Lead Talent Acquisition Partner - Full Time Job - Andersen Corporation Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job -...
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 1:28pm -
  • Minnesota IT Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page… Groups I am working with: TCF Bank Sr. Oracle Data - BI Analyst SPS Commerce Senior Cloud Engineer Friends who are hiring: Sr. QA And Test Automation Engineer -...
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 11:47pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Manager, Technology Recruiting - Full Time Job - SPS Commerce Recruiting Manager - Full Time Job - Intertech Recruiting Coordinator - Full Time Job - Prime Therapeutics Recruiter -..…
    - 28 days ago, 25 May 17, 9:27pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Sourcer - Full Time Job - Life Time Recruiter - Full Time Job - Ziegler Lead Talent Acquisition Recruiter - Full Time Job - Royal Bank of Canada Talent...
    - 56 days ago, 28 Apr 17, 2:04am -
  • Minnesota IT Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page… Groups I am working with: TCF Bank Solution Architect Senior Data And BI Engineer Data And BI Engineer Director Of BI And Data Oracle Data And BI Architect Kidizen...
    - 68 days ago, 15 Apr 17, 2:41pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiter - Full Time Job - SPS Commerce Talent Manager - Full Time Job - Kipsu Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - Calabrio Recruiter - Full Time Job...
    - 71 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 3:34pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • new3 Referral Mistakes You Need To Stop Making ASAP
    Referrals can be a recruiter’s best friend—especially if it’s a good one that leads to a hire. We all want more candidates, but we don’t just want any candidate—we want... Get the RestThe post 3 Referral Mistakes You Need To Stop Making AS…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 1:12pm -
  • newAmateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience
    Managers don’t get much respect at Uber. How else would you explain the fact that 63 percent of the ride-share company’s management team is, according to head of global diversity... Get the RestThe post Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers Wi…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 2:15pm -
  • newThe Key To Getting Internal Promotions–The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need
    Brown-noser.  Suck-up.  Kiss-A**. These are the terms you’ll hear.  Pay them no mind, white-collar worker.  You’re here to win. Those are the stones thrown by the masses who don’t have... Get the RestThe post The Key To Getting Internal Pr…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 1:31pm -
  • It’s Been 20 Years…Where Is Online Sourcing Now?
    It’s interesting as a working mother when pivotal career moments time with my children.  My middle child was the impetus for my career in sourcing.  I had been testing the... Get the RestThe post It’s Been 20 Years…Where Is Online Sourcing N…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 3:14pm -
  • 4 Ways To NOT Get My Business
    It’s part of the game, we all understand. As long as “buyers” exist, there will always be “sellers.” Now, in an age of increasing transparency, there are multiple ways for... Get the RestThe post 4 Ways To NOT Get My Business appeared firs…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 11:33am -
  • Keep Your Culture From Becoming the Cult of Personality  
    This is likely a no brainer to most, but it can be tricky, so worth exploring.  I am a big, big advocate for the concept of culture in the workplace. ... Get the RestThe post Keep Your Culture From Becoming the Cult of Personality   appeared firs…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 11:48am -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • 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…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jun 17, 1:24am -
  • Google Jobs: Disrupting The Recruiting Market?
    Have you ever looked for a job? Of course you have. It’s a daunting process, and one which Google hopes to make easier than ever.The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 20-24% of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services i…
    - 27 days ago, 26 May 17, 1:41pm -
  • Google for Jobs: Disrupting The Recruiting Market?
    One of the most challenging problems in business is matching the right person to the right job, and this goes on all the time.The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 20-24% of Americans...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 28 days ago, 25 May 17, 4:28pm -
  • SuccessFactors: Growth And Innovation Continues
    Harvard Business Review research shows that 70-90% of corporate acquisitions fail [1], often driven by an unclear strategy, lack of culture alignment, or poor execution on business integration....Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 38 days ago, 15 May 17, 4:40pm -
  • The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned
    Over the last few months I’ve had a series of meetings with Chief Learning Officers, talent management leaders, and vendors of next generation learning tools. My goal has been simple: try to...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Se…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:52pm -
  • AI, Robotics, and Cognitive Computing Are Changing Business Faster Than You Thought
    The digital world of work is here, and organizations are struggling to adapt. JPMorgan Chase & Co now uses software to perform the mind-numbing job of interpreting commercial loans, reducing...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 8 Mar 17, 9:15pm -

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • newEvent Review: innovatework Toronto
    Last night, over 170 HR pros, leaders, tech enthusiasts and innovators came together for the second installment of innovateworkTO at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. Hosted by The HR Gazette’s Bill Banham and Worktango’s Rob Catalano, the…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 9:06pm -
  • new4 Ways to Increase Internal Communications to Boost Employee Engagement
    No employee wants to be left in the dark or feel like they are not part of the team. The more information an employee has at their disposal to do their job, the more confident they feel while doing it, one reason why internal communications are so im…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • newHow to make your pre-employment screening super effective
    Recruiting new people to join your company comes with many responsibilities and factors of which a hiring professional should be aware. It is necessary to get to know the individual as completely as you can before hiring him/her which is why pre-empl…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Points of Satisfaction in Buying HR Technology. E3: Negotiation with Adam Hale, Sage People
    Seven Points of Satisfaction in buying HR Tech is a new webcast series is based on a popular series written by William Tincup and Jeremy Ames and published exclusively on The HR Gazette. Jeremy and Adam discuss important topics such as: Transitionin…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 2:30pm -
  • Artificial Intelligence will change recruitment
    As we enter the age of robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), let’s get prepared to encounter innovation, disruption and new business models very similar to what happened when the internet caught fire and led to the creation of many different…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 3:28pm -
  • What to Look for When Hiring a Recruiter
    Nowadays, a recruiter has to manage diverse positions, where each requires a very specific set of skills and experience. To make things even worse (or better, from candidates’ perspective), now, candidates have access to a tremendous power given to…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 1:00pm -

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

  • Carnival of HR: Post-Election Reflection
    Happy post-election, HR friends and welcome the end of a tumultuous year! What better way to finish things up than some Carnival of HR, bringing you the best of the HR blogging community.  And while there was not a theme for submission I can't hel…
    - 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

  • Paperback Writer !!
    Did you ever know someone who always seemed to have their head in the clouds? They seem to see the world from different angles and make observations that may not seem congruent with others around them. They may be seen as contrarians, but they’re g…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 12:33am -
  • IRL !!
    I’ve been active in social media for over a decade now, and I’ve done it intentionally. It’s amazing to me in a world where social media forums are methods to communicate literally around the world that there are those who still see it as a “…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jun 17, 11:28pm -
  • Jay.
    This past week I lost a dear friend. His name is Jay. His passing wasn’t expected. He was driving home after work when debris came through his windshield and killed him instantly. The news was as staggering as the way he passed. It doesn’t seem p…
    - 24 days ago, 30 May 17, 12:39am -
  • Give From Your Overflow !!
    Have you ever been so exhausted after an event that you just had to collapse? Isn’t that a great feeling ?? That may seem counter intuitive, but it is refreshing to know that you’ve given your all for something. There are needs all over the world…
    - 32 days ago, 22 May 17, 2:18am -
  • Get Rid of the Can’ts !!
    Have you ever reflected about your perspective and approach on things in life? Do you tend to look at things logically or emotionally? Are you someone who sees the worst in others or the best? Chances are you’re a blend. Most people are. I tend to…
    - 39 days ago, 15 May 17, 12:46am -
  • Time Frames !!
    We’re getting ready to have a Rummage Sale at our church at the end of May and that means people are bringing donations in. It’s heartwarming to see people so generous, and it’s fun to go through the items to see what “treasures” they’ve…
    - 46 days ago, 7 May 17, 11:58pm -

Workplace Diva

  • newPost-Vacation Glow? Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Employees Return to Work Feeling Stressed
    How do you feel when you come back to work after taking a vacation? Are you relaxed? Happy? Sad? Stressed out of your ever-loving mind? If you selected the last option, then you're right on trend with a new survey out today from Seattle leadership de…
    - 24 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 4:51pm -
  • newMillennials Worry About Their Workplace Fashion Choices
    Do you instinctively know what to wear to work? If not, welcome to the club because a new OfficeTeam survey reveals many employees are flummoxed by modern workplace fashion! We don't understand the dress code at our workplace, we don't know if our ou…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 8:56pm -
  • A-I, Yi, Yi: We Think Robots Will Take Somebody Else's Job, Not Ours
    How do you feel about artificial intelligence in the workplace? Is it a good thing, or a bad thing?A new survey reveals a high level of human anxiety around automation and the rise of AI. But the survey reveals another tidbit that's even more interes…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 8:01pm -
  • At Least We're Making an Effort to be Civil at Work
    It's a bleak day for civility here in the nation's capital, but the seventh annual Civility In America survey provides a tiny ray of light: nine in 10 employed Americans consider their workplace to be quite civil.Weber Shandwick, along with Powell Ta…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 6:57pm -
  • Smiling In Victory Makes Our Competitors Less Cooperative
    You've just had a huge workplace win, and you feel like taking a victory lap to celebrate! But new research might make you wonder whether the victory lap is worth it.The University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies and the U.…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 5:53pm -
  • Are Employers Looking Past Autistic Job Candidates?
    Good body language is important in a job interview, and we're taught the basics of body language from a young age. Sit up straight. Sit still. Stop fidgeting. Don't talk with your hands. Smile, don't smirk.Our body language can make us or break us in…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 1:17pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newWhy Workplace Happiness and Job Satisfaction is Critical for New Hires
    It is often said that money cannot buy happiness. The size of one’s monthly salary hardly equates to job satisfaction and this observation is becoming increasingly apparent in modern times. This is the very same reason why overall workplace content…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 2:00pm -
  • How NOT to HR: The Avengers Edition (Infographic)
    It’s just as important to avoid bad practices in the workplace as it is to implement good ones. Lucky for us, the Avengers can help us learn some things we shouldn’t ever do. Really though, do any of this stuff and Thanos will hire your employees…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 3:49pm -
  • 5 Crucial Things Every Graduate Looking For Their Dream Job Must Focus On
    It’s hard not to worry if you’re a graduate these days. A lot of people are unable to find a great job in their chosen field when they leave college, so they’re stuck somewhere they don’t want to be. The unlucky ones can’t even find a job i…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 2:00pm -
  • Will London still be Europe’s business capital after Brexit?
    As you may have heard, the UK is leaving the European Union. Early in the referendum campaign, and in the months before the triggering of Article 50, commentators feared this would be bad for business. Now we are months into the formal leaving proces…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 1:57pm -
  • Improve Your Work Ethic and Take One Step Closer to Success
    Most of the time, success isn’t just achieved by talent, skill, or luck alone. People tend to forget that one’s work ethic plays a vital role to achieving their goals. Without it, the foundation of your path to success is conducive to being unrel…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 11:37am -
  • Earn The Dosh Without The Boss
    Do you want to make a lot of money without having someone telling you what to do and how to do it? It sounds like you’re looking for a career that pays where you can essentially just be your own boss. It might sound like a pipe dream, but there are…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 1:32pm -

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

  • 5 Tough HR Interview Questions Worth Preparing For
    Clearing the HR interview requires dexterity in handling technical and non-technical questions with the same finesse, here are five HR interview questions that can throw you off the guard and reduce your chances of securing the job.Continue reading…
    - 7 Mar 17, 1:16pm -
  • Practicing Mindfulness Can Boost Your Career
    Off late, the corporate world has started noticing the benefits of introducing mindfulness in the workplace. Here are some reasons why practising mindfulness may be good for your career.Continue reading Practicing Mindfulness Can Boost Your Career a…
    - 7 Mar 17, 1:07pm -
  • Dealing With Demon of Politics
    In recent year, management teams with have continuously struggled with politics and its negative impact on teams and individuals. Corrosive politics has a long lasting negative impact on an organisation and most of us have been its victim at one time…
    - 7 Mar 17, 8:17am -
  • Measuring the ROI of Training Programs
    Kirkpatrick, a veteran of this field has published taxonomy of different kinds of data that can be used in evaluating training programs in organisations as well as other HR-interventions. Let us take a look at them.Continue reading Measuring the ROI…
    - 24 Feb 17, 12:30pm -
  • The Business Case For Gender Diversity
    Continue reading The Business Case For Gender Diversity at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 20 Feb 17, 8:22am -
  • How To Design a Great Mentoring Program?
    Continue reading How To Design a Great Mentoring Program? at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 13 Jan 17, 6:07pm -

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

  • 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…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 5:13pm -
  • #WorkHuman, Artificial Intelligence, and the Voight-Kampff Machine
    One of my favorite movies is Blade Runner.  Based on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. Dick, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Blade Runner tells the story of a retired Replicant Hunter (Ford), who is called back…
    - 27 days ago, 26 May 17, 7:02pm -
  • The #1 Thing You Should NOT Do at #SHRM17
    It is hard not to read several articles a day bemoaning the performance appraisal process, and how it should be abolished. There have been a lot of reasons given for wanting its demise. However, I have discovered the real reason.  Much like lawyers…
    - 94 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 7:39pm -
  • Why You Should Hire the V.I. Poo Actress (@kaidasayss)
    On Monday night, my wife had control of the remote and had the TV set on HGTV.  An episode of "Tiny House Hunters" (which is a misleading title - I keep expecting it to be about little people looking for homes that are height appropriate) was on. …
    - 17 Feb 17, 2:10pm -
  • Here's to You, @lisarosendahl #TimSackettDay
    Tim Sackett Day began four years ago as a way to recognize those hard working HR professionals grinding away doing the real influencing on a day-to-day basis. As the hashtag suggests, the first recipient was the aforementioned Tim Sackett.  In sub…
    - 23 Jan 17, 11:50am -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM17 Hotels Be?
    With the news that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2017 SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, I bring you my 8th annual look at SHRM hotel costs.After the most expensive SHRM Conference hotel cost in 16 years in Washington, DC…
    - 16 Nov 16, 5:54pm -

HR Potential

  • 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…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 8:46am -
  • The Art of Seeing
    Some time ago I read a neuroscience book that suggested a technique for seeing issues from another person’s perspective. The process, accompanied by an explanatory diagram, involved imagining yourself physically occupying the same space as that per…
    - 9 Feb 17, 2:47pm -
  • Place Based Leadership
    “The social world is accumulated history” (Bourdieu, 1986) “The social space we occupy has been historically generated.” (Skeggs, 1997) One of the best parts of research is when you stumble across one or two pieces of information that enable…
    - 21 Jan 17, 9:13am -
  • My Own Reflection
    I’m currently reading Roald Dahl’s Matilda with my middle daughter. I smile, not just at the funny parts, but when Matilda is curled up with her nose in a book while the rest of the family is watching TV. Certainly my parents were not like Matil…
    - 14 Jan 17, 5:07pm -
  • Woman gets top job
    The news that Theresa May has been appointed leader of the Conservative Party, and tomorrow will Prime Minister, brought back to my mind some research I came across while developing my new module. She is adamant she will make a success of Brexit; th…
    - 12 Jul 16, 8:41am -
  • A Tale of Two Voters
    My dad turned 70 last year. He’s a lifelong right-wing staunch Tory who completes The Telegraph crossword daily. As you may expect he’s very traditional; he was and still is the epitome of a very anti-liberal parent (and grandparent). To me he’…
    - 28 Jun 16, 8:28am -

Evil HR Lady

  • newHow Do Your Office Perks Stack up Against the Competition?
    Healthy office perks are big business, even for small businesses. When deciding what’s best for your company, it makes sense to look at what will actually make your employees happier and healthier — not just things that are more fun. Employees Wa…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:44am -
  • newYale Dean Just Lost Her Job for Rude Yelp Reviews
    June Y. Chu, the Dean of Pierson College, one of Yale’s residential colleges, was placed on leave a month ago after her rude and inappropriate Yelp reviews came to light. Yale announced that she has permanently left the position. Chu officially res…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:26am -
  • newDon’t Promote Your Best Techs, but Give Them a Raise
    he natural order of things is that you work hard, become proficient in what you do, and then get promoted to management, right? That’s how companies often work, and while sometimes it’s an effective strategy, it fails miserably in many cases. Why…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 3:18pm -
  • newThe 50 Most Annoying Office Jargon Phrases
    Expecting all your coworkers to understand your jargon is just blue-sky thinking. Maybe we should brainstorm or action a project so that going forward we can think outside of the box and make sure we are all singing from the same hymn-sheet. If not,…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 2:51pm -
  • newMake New Hires Comfortable With a Welcome Package
    New hires may be fabulous additions to your staff, but since they don’t even know where the bathrooms are, they need a lot of information on their first day. If you want your employees to be happy, there should be a great onboarding process. The So…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 10:42am -
  • What Can Jennifer Lawrence Teach HR Leaders About Pay Equity?
    When actress Jennifer Lawrence found out her male co-stars were earning more than her, she famously called out Hollywood for its lack of pay equity for actresses. Many discounted her points because she was still very highly paid, despite the fact tha…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 10:19am -

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


  • Building An Effective Employee Referral Program
    Your best source for job candidates? Employees. CA Technologies’ Craig Fisher outlines the do’s and don’ts for building an employee referral program. Why should getting employee referrals be part of your recruiting strategy? “They tend to h…
    - 17 Oct 16, 11:46am -
  • 3 bold steps to get noticed by employers – Craig writes on @DailyMuse
    Via If you’re a job seeker, you probably dream about recruiters reaching out to you with opportunities that are just perfect. Instead of submitting your resume over and over to the black hole of online applications, wouldn’t it be so…
    - 13 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence
    Craig interviewed by The Economist. One of the most important brands you can focus on to support your company and your career is yourself.The post Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence appeared first on Craig Fisher.
    - 4 Oct 16, 6:09pm -
  • 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter
    If your tweets are falling on deaf ears, you’re not alone. According to a study by the iCIMS Hire Expectations Institute, 51% of all jobs on social media are posted to TwitterThe post 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter appeared first on Cra…
    - 23 Aug 16, 9:27pm -
  • Sharing your culture – How to activate your employee advocates
    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 -
  • 16 Apps for 2016 [Podcast]
    In this episode of The Cool Tools Show podcast, Craig and Lars review their most used apps for 2016.  Enjoy! Craig and Lars cool tools list includes: Evernote, Wonderlist, Sunrise, Balanced, Hootsuite, PhotoShop Fix, Headspace, Suggestions, IceCream…
    - 15 Jan 16, 12:54pm -

Inc Blot

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

Cost of Work

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

  • 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…
    - 72 days ago, 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…
    - 77 days ago, 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…
    - 79 days ago, 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…
    - 84 days ago, 30 Mar 17, 10:30am -
  • Demand a Compassionate Workplace
    I’m a huge fan of the show This is Us. Every Tuesday, I’m perched on my couch with my tissues ready for the emotional roller coaster. One of the storylines centers around Randall, who is a bit of a workaholic, struggling with work/life balance wh…
    - 91 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 11:45am -
  • Performance Reviews Made Simple
    This has been a great week for me. On Tuesday, I had the daunting privilege of speaking at a DisruptHR event. It is the first time I’ve stepped on a speaker’s stage in over a year. I was nervousAF — but I rocked it! Video to come. On Wednesday,…
    - 98 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 11:45am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • new7 Tips for Surviving as a Recruiter Today
    How does a recruiter not only survive but actually thrive in today’s climate where most markets and sectors are saturated, where there is an ever-changing threat from social media and internal recruiters strategically placed to cut recruitment cost…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Jun 17, 3:05pm -
  • newMeet Google’s New AI-Powered Job Search Engine
    Google over the past few years has been focused on turning itself into an artificial intelligence company. They have been implementing AI into their platforms in order to improve search results, better translate languages and offer a better overall e…
    - 24 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 4:46pm -
  • newHow to Obtain Decent Work
    I recently attended a conference that focused on career development and various current research trends in this area. One thing that surprised many individuals at the conference is the desire to seek decent work, and the concept of decent work for al…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 3:08pm -
  • newBuilding a Customer-Centric Organization That Employees Love
    Greg Reed had never heard of HomeServe before he joined. Now he claims to have the best job in the world. During his time with the company they were hit with a £30 million fee for mis-selling, had a complete change of management and the business has…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 6:01am -
  • newThe Best Recruiting Tools and Software for 2017
    Running a successful recruiting agency is all about utilising all tools, tactics, and software available to streamline your process. Recruiting software can help your internal team with the process of sourcing possible employees, hiring individuals a…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 5:03pm -
  • new5 Ways You Can Help New Hires to Succeed
    The irony won’t be lost on the seasoned recruiters among us when I say that the sector holds a fairly meagre success rate for hiring amongst ourselves. If you work in an agency with a lower onboarding success rate, you might also notice a culture d…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 5:05pm -

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

  • Here’s What Happened When I Took Southwest Airlines’ First Flight to Cincinnati
    Given my years of involvement in social media, I like to think that I have developed a little cache with social media since I can lay down a quick witty twitter here and there, or somehow shoot an embarrassing or funny video and get it up on YouTube…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 3:18pm -
  • The Hypocritic Oath; How Not to Lead
    Every morning when my favorite radio shows go to commercial, I may just switch over to another channel. Where I live, the other channel happens to be one that airs the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the big…
    - 29 days ago, 24 May 17, 12:30pm -
  • Dave’s HR Tech Review: Paylocity
    This post is a high-level overview of the HR/Payroll/HCM software provider Paylocity.  With full disclosure in mind, I must tell you that this is the software application that I use at my place of employment.  We have been a client since 2015.  Pa…
    - 31 days ago, 22 May 17, 12:30pm -
  • Mistakes Were Made – Know How To Correct the Course
    The way news moves today (both real and #fakenews) I could write a post a day about how one U.S. company or another screwed up regarding public relations, customer relations, or employee relations. It could be United Airlines – pick one of many rea…
    - 43 days ago, 10 May 17, 12:30pm -
  • Paid Time Off for Activism, Is a Real Thing
    Employee Engagement has been a hot topic for a number of years. By definition, it is the extent to which employees are committed to the organization’s mission and values, feel passionate about their jobs, and are committed to the overall success of…
    - 45 days ago, 8 May 17, 12:30pm -
  • Trust the Process (unless it’s broken)
    Are your company’s executives listening when you tell them the process is broken? Has anyone said to you, “Just get it done!” In this age of tech innovation there is at least one person in your office who is convinced that all you need to do is…
    - 52 days ago, 1 May 17, 12:30pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • 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…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 4:34pm -
  • HackerRank Makes Tech Hiring Better
    As a software engineer at Amazon, Vivek Ravisankar spent hours in interviews screening possible recruits for the company. He estimated that sometimes it took 50…The post HackerRank Makes Tech Hiring Better appeared first on .
    - 31 days ago, 23 May 17, 12:02am -
  • How to Hire for Your Startup [Video]
     If you ask any startup founder about their biggest challenges, hiring technical talent is almost always one of them. Three experts who built products to…The post How to Hire for Your Startup [Video] appeared first on .
    - 49 days ago, 5 May 17, 12:08am -
  • Winning Tech Candidates from Google, Facebook
    From centuries old financial institutions, to the world’s largest retailers, talented recruiters are hiring candidates away from tech companies like Facebook and Google everyday. With…The post Winning Tech Candidates from Google, Facebook appear…
    - 64 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 4:05pm -
  • The H-1B Visa Curb Could Benefit These Countries
    The post The H-1B Visa Curb Could Benefit These Countries appeared first on .
    - 77 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 2:16am -
  • Where Should You Open Your Next Engineering Office?
    Update: This article was picked up by USA Today  For half a century, Silicon Valley has dwarfed nearly every other place in tech innovation. Consider:…The post Where Should You Open Your Next Engineering Office? appeared first on .
    - 77 days ago, 6 Apr 17, 10:00am -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newReporting harassment down is no trigger for employer action, says 6th Circuit
    Employers have a legal obligation to investigate known sexual and other unlawful harassment, and exercise reasonable care to prevent and promptly correct any unlawfully harassing behavior. When in harassment “known” by an employer such that…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 11:30am -
  • new6th Circuit grants EEOC broad subpoena powers
    The Witch: I’m not a witch! I’m not a witch! Sir Bedevere: But you are dressed as one The Witch: *They* dressed me up like this! Crowd: We didn’t! We didn’t… The Witch: And this isn’t my nose. It’s a false one. Sir B…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:27am -
  • newThe 12th nominee for the “worst employer of 2017” is … the parental stereotyper
    Last week, Derek Rotondo, a dad of two young children, filed a sex discrimination charge with the EEOC against his employer of seven years, J.P. Morgan. Why? I’ll let Derek explain, in a blog he wrote for the ACLU. Last week, my wife and…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 11:27am -
  • The 11th nominee for the “worst employer of 2017” is … the pregnant pause
    The EEOC has taken a judgment of $118,483 against a New jersey debt collection firm in a pregnancy discrimination case. Why? Because the firm rescinded a job offer to a female employee after it learned that she was pregnant. That alone,…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 11:23am -
  • WIRTW #465 (the “gimme a break” edition)
    Next week, I am taking a much needed break, as I will be out of the office. I’ll see everyone back on June 19. Of course, now that I’ve committed not to blog next week, the employment-law poop will certainly hit the fan next week, in which ca…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jun 17, 11:23am -
  • DOL pulls Obama-era guidance on joint employment and independent contractors
    The past two years have been busy for the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. One can directly track a large part of its busy workload to its enlargement of who qualifies as an “employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In 201…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 11:19am -

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

  • newHealth & Safety In the Workplace: 4 Golden Rules
    Credit All business owners need to work hard to ensure that their employees are safe at all times. Today, I’m going to highlight four golden rules you’ll need to consider. Failure to take health and safety seriously in the workplace could ha…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 7:02pm -
  • Every Freelancer Needs These Top Things To Be Successful
    It’s always hard getting off the starting line if you decide to become a freelancer. After all, unlike guaranteed work with a permanent 9 to 5 type position, it can be challenging to get a steady stream of work coming in to create a more stable…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 11:57am -
  • 3 Signs It’s Time For A Career Change
    Although many people train for years to be in a job they plan on being in for years and years, there’s no shame in going for a career change. People don’t stay the same. People develop and evolve. They get new interests, likes and dislikes, and a…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 5:45pm -
  • Book Review: Back Pocket Coach and Guest Post – How To Diplomatically Critique Another
    Back Pocket Coach provides 33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others.     Book Details: Book Title: Back Pocket Coach: 33 Effective Communication Str…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 5:37pm -
  • LG G6 Review – A Beautifully Designed Phone
      The new LG G6 Phone is overall a beautifully designed phone.  It feels slick and smooth and it is definitely worth considering if you are looking to upgrade your current phone as it is cheaper than the Galaxy S8. LG has done a superb job and it i…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jun 17, 9:19pm -

Make HR Happen

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

No Excuses HR

  • newWhen Employees Make Mistakes
    Question: How many of us have team members that have stumbled?Answer: All of us.Reactions, Fear and True ColorsMistakes are one of the most important opportunities for leaders to demonstrate to the rest of the team what they are all about. Are anger,…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 2:30pm -
  • The Secret Talent Weapon You're Wasting
    Every organization I speak with "wants" to be a contemporary player in the ongoing struggle to attract talent. However, most have no idea how to leverage social or digital tools to make that desire a reality.Sadly, one of the most powerful and freque…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 11:42am -
  • When Was the Last Time You...
    Regret. It's a part of everyone's career. Sometimes we are thankful we didn't get what we wished for; and, at others we look back and shake our heads at what might have been. It can generate emotions from a sense of relief, to feeling caught in a fru…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 12:12pm -
  • Lead By Example In Employer Brand Marketing
    It's a tired phrase...lead by example...but one that hangs on so long because it is perhaps the most powerful leadership strategy available. When leaders match their actions to their words amazing things can happen.As I think about the leaders I've w…
    - 23 days ago, 30 May 17, 3:38pm -
  • I Don't Have the Time for My Personal Brand
    The questions, and the obvious struggle, seems to be popping up everywhere I turn. Colleagues and clients alike are starting to understand just how important having a personal brand is for their career.Now, for those of you that think "personal brand…
    - 30 days ago, 23 May 17, 12:02pm -
  • You Can't Bring Me Down
    I thought you could use a heavy dose of my view of the last twenty years of work!You Can't...- make me a hater with your hate- worry me with your rumors- get me worked up simply because you are an insecure old-school leader- stop me from pushing the…
    - 37 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:02am -

The Chief People Officer

  • newHow to Drop Dead at Your Desk
    Rather than dying in the loving arms of your spouse or close family member, at an old age, maybe you prefer to die at your desk while working. That seems to be the wishes of many frantic Type A personalities I have encountered throughout my career.…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 5:01pm -
  • Have We Lost Our Moral Compass?
    According to ABC News, a disturbing surveillance video shows an elderly, 78 year old man by the name of Angel Torres, getting hit by a speeding car, and then shockingly, being ignored by bystanders. The video, when broadcast on network news in June 2…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Jun 17, 10:05am -
  • Givers and Takers: Which One Are You?
    In my career, I have observed two distinctly different employees: Givers and Takers. Givers rarely cause employee relations issues. Takers, however, are energy vampires on the prowl to suck the life out of anyone who steps inside your doors. I have p…
    - 27 days ago, 26 May 17, 11:00am -
  • Counter-Intuitive Thinking and Living
    Counter-intuitive thinking and living — This is how great leaders must approach the world of work to build truly great companies with positive company cultures. Transformational leaders must work against the grain of prevalent culture to build a…
    - 30 days ago, 23 May 17, 9:00pm -
  • When the Canary Stops Singing
    Miner’s canaries were once routinely used in coal mining as an early warning system. Toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and methane in the mine would kill the bird before affecting the miners. Because canaries tend to sing much of the time, they p…
    - 33 days ago, 20 May 17, 5:24pm -
  • For Most CEOs It’s Too Hard to be Soft
    Some CEO’s get it — most CEO’s don’t. Treating employees with respect and dignity while working to gain their trust; this is the secret sauce to begin an organization’s path to a great workplace. It is not complicated. The CEO must live b…
    - 36 days ago, 17 May 17, 9:38pm -

HR Remix

  • 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…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Three Years, Three Trips to the Finals #DefendTheLand
    By the time LeBron took his “talents to South Beach” my husband and I had taken our talents out of state as well. LeBron did what many people from the Northeast Ohio area do. You leave Cleveland for warmer weather and better opportunities. As lon…
    - 21 days ago, 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…
    - 28 days ago, 25 May 17, 11:30am -
  • How To Have A Great First Day At The New Job
    Like a Japanese tea ceremony, your first day at the new job offers many opportunities to offend, insult and look like a clueless foreigner. Whether its figuring out the best exit to avoid the five ‘o’clock rush or how to find the “good” offic…
    - 37 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:30am -
  • The Change We Need In HR Is Customer Service
    Customer service is critical to HR and too often we don’t think of it until we get a complaint. 99.9999% of roles in HR require customer service.  By customer service I mean: a pleasant attitude, timely follow up and the ability to solve problems.…
    - 51 days ago, 2 May 17, 11:15am -
  • 5 Thoughts On Trust
    You need to trust that your team can take care of business and your team needs to trust that you have their back. That trust can be simple: “I trust Bob’s opinion so I’m going to send him my client presentation and ask for his feedback.” To t…
    - 56 days ago, 27 Apr 17, 11:30am -

Talent Culture

  • newHow Data is Driving Employee Burnout—and What to Do About It
    Big data has gone from buzzword to business staple, affecting everything from how companies recruit and hire to how employees […]The post How Data is Driving Employee Burnout—and What to Do About It appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:30am -
  • newDetermining If an On-site Fitness Center is Right For You
    Think the days of the company gym have gone by the wayside? Think again. Amid the boom in individualized fitness […]The post Determining If an On-site Fitness Center is Right For You appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • newComplacency
    I struggled with the title of this post, wanting something more eye catching, provocative, perhaps a little less negative.  Complacency […]The post Complacency appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 10:30am -
  • newWhy Do People Watch Porn at Work?
    Lots of people watch porn at work. How many is a lot? The numbers vary, in part because sex is […]The post Why Do People Watch Porn at Work? appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • newPurpose Drives Productivity: 5 Steps to Optimize Communication for Your Workforce
    The pointless 9-to-5 grind is dead. Today, people need a purpose in their work. They want to be part of […]The post Purpose Drives Productivity: 5 Steps to Optimize Communication for Your Workforce appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 10:30am -
  • Fixing Your Company’s Social Media Mistakes
    If you are a small-to-medium business, chances are you are doing social media wrong. Your follower base is small, and […]The post Fixing Your Company’s Social Media Mistakes appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 10:30am -

Recruiting Animal

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

Amplify Talent

  • (re)Introducing A m p l i f y
    A m p l i f y is a new subsidiary of Amplify Talent, working in the space between Employer and Consumer Brand to help companies re-imagine the intersection of culture, talent, and brand.We partner with CMO’s and CHRO’s to bridge the gap between…
    - 5 Apr 16, 5:58pm -
  • TEMPLATE: Hiring Manager Onboarding Checklist
    Onboarding is a crucial component to successful recruiting. All of the hard work and goodwill built up over the recruiting courtship can be undone with a bad onboarding process. The challenge many recruiters face is that they feel they don't "own" on…
    - 30 Mar 16, 1:55pm -
  • The Return of Random Tweets of Kindness #RTOK 3/8/16
    Random Tweets of Kindness will be returning Tuesday March 9, 2016. This year we’ll be broadening the campaign across social media; so you can use#RTOK on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, blogs, or wherever you want to say thanks or share gratitude.
    - 3 Mar 16, 3:15pm -
  • Amplify Talent 2015 Year In Review        
    As 2015 comes to a close, I want to thank all of you for being part of the Amplify Talent community. This month marks the two-year anniversary of Amplify Talent. I’ve learned a tremendous amount since launching in 2013, and am deeply grateful for t…
    - 24 Dec 15, 2:59pm -
  • LISTEN: SoundCloud’s Head of People Partnerships, Noor van Boven, on #BestPartJob Podcast
    Noor van Boven shares experience and insights from her career in Recruiting and Human Resources. In this episode, Noor shares how her Father influenced her career, taking time off to travel, why she prefers "people operations" to "human resources", t…
    - 4 Nov 15, 2:34pm -
  • LISTEN: “Everyone Should Be Tradigital” @MetMuseum Chief Digital Officer, Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) [Podcast]
    Sree Sreenivasan shares experience and insights from his career spanning Journalism, Academia, and the Arts. In this episode, Sree walks me through where his passion for technology comes from, his 30 year love affair with the Met, the museum of dead…
    - 29 Oct 15, 1:45pm -

Strategy Focused HR

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    - 8 Nov 15, 9:47am -
  • Only Time Will Tell If You REALLY Believe That Employees Come First
    There are only three agenda items at our executive meetings: People, sales, and profit.In what order I asked? “That is the order,” was the response.Everyone in the room looked on like an approving parent.I belong to a group in Dubai that we calle…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:45am -
  • Are You Making Sure To Change Your Talent Along With Your Strategy?
    I have never had strategy and talent explained that way. I am a professor at a Business School here in Dubai and I teach strategy. We should put something together.At the end of one of my speeches, I was approached by this professor who gave me his b…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:34am -
  • The Tide Is Turning – The Old Ways Of Managing A Workforce Are Evolving
    These were recent headlines that came across my news feed: Would You Give Staff a Three-Day Weekend? Global Retailer Uniqlo is Giving it a GoFacebook Co-founder Calls Out Tech Industry for Lack of Work-Life BalanceHow Working Long Hours is Hitting Yo…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:23am -
  • Better Engagement? It Trickles Down From Managers to Your Employees
    I do not care whether anyone here likes me or not.Please do not come to me with this, I should be the last person that you come to with questions, go figure it out.Now I just do my job and what is required. Nothing more.This one-sided conversation wa…
    - 2 Sep 15, 9:51am -
  • Maybe Amazon’s New World Of Work Isn’t Right For Someone Like Me
    “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,” said former Amazon employee Bo Olson, who worked in book marketing. Or, they very wisely chose to leave.Explanations like “we’re not totally sure” or “I’ll get back to you”…
    - 24 Aug 15, 6:10am -

Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

  • "Love Changes Everything. . ."
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    - 7 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • "Talent Is A Wonderful Thing. . ."
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    - 4 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • "Your Body Language Shapes Who Your Are"
    I recently had the pleasure of reading Amy Cuddy's game changing book Presence, it's had me rethinking how I hold myself, how I present information, how I tackle challenges, how I meet with new and familiar colleagues, how I conquer the things that s…
    - 2 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • "Color Blind or Color Brave"
    As a society we have challenges, in human resources we often face those challenges in a myriad of ways in our work, in my industry - higher education - diversity, equity, and inclusion have and continue to be critically important topics and at my em…
    - 24 Feb 16, 12:00pm -
  • "When We Are No Longer Able To Change. . ."
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    - 22 Feb 16, 12:00pm -
  • "The Puzzle of Motivation"
    Daniel Pink and his books hold a fair share of shelf space in my professional library, his insights on what motivates us are fascinating and I can't recommend his books Drive and To Sell is Human enough, seeing him drop knowledge bombs at this past y…
    - 17 Feb 16, 12:00pm -

HR Nasty

  • Promotion from Manager to Director, why this jump is difficult for most
    Promotion to Director What makes a promotion to Director harder than a promotion to Manager? The easy part of becoming promoted from individual contributor to Manager is gaining subject matter expertise. Unfortunately, “more” of what landed us…
    - 42 days ago, 12 May 17, 2:33am -
  • Promotion at work from individual contributor to manager, what it really takes
    Promotion at work from Individual Contributor to Manager Last week we covered the mysteries surrounding a promotion at work and why climbing the career ladder can be so elusive. We shed light on the qualifiers that most of us do NOT think about when…
    - 49 days ago, 4 May 17, 4:54am -
  • How to overcome the politics of a job promotion
    Why the Job Promotion is a mystery Landing a job promotion isn’t easy. This isn’t surprising because most of us don’t know or understand what we need to demonstrate to our managers.  When was the last time your manager coached you on exact…
    - 56 days ago, 27 Apr 17, 5:40am -
  • Career advice and wisdom
    Career Advice The last few weeks has seen a steady stream of folks outside the HRNasty office. The end results share a similar resource and I thought that sharing this resource might benefit others. Here is what happens. The confessor comes by and sh…
    - 70 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 1:09am -
  • Job Interviews, when should I show up?
    When to arrive for a job interview This week’s topic is a job interview no brainer to many, but I feel it is important. Based on a long history of conducting interviews, this is a topic that needs to be explained. Show up too early or too late to…
    - 76 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 5:19am -
  • Requesting resources, how to get the full amount needed
    Are you asking for enough when requesting company resources? Today’s post is a phenomenon I have observed over the years that I haven’t seen mentioned in other blogs. Employees are shortchanging themselves when requesting company resources. This…
    - 85 days ago, 30 Mar 17, 3:59am -

HR Gal Friday

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

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

RU HRelevant

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

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

    - 11 Feb 15, 3:13am -

Christopher in HR

  • newHope
    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…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 10:15am -
  • Greatness
    Are you grateful? Yesterday I had a full day – between playing golf and then marshaling I was on the course for 14 hours and the peak temp was 99 (37 C for my global friends.) It was a long day. I knew I had to stop at the grocery store on the way…
    - 25 days ago, 28 May 17, 4:34pm -
  • The Doctor is Out
    I’m not a doctor, but I play one on tv. That’s an old commercial so it my not resonate with many of you but what I remember being surprised about was that the actor had to remind the viewer he wasn’t a doctor. As if. Flash forward to current ti…
    - 35 days ago, 18 May 17, 11:54am -
  • Productive
    Cough, ahem. Yours truly has been fighting a series of flu-like problems for a month now. Actually, that’s not accurate: my respiratory has been fighting me and I’ve been covering up in a weak imitation of Ali’s Rope-a-Dope. Except, I’m losin…
    - 43 days ago, 10 May 17, 9:55am -
  • Be Good at Life
    You can do it. Much of what I write about is centered on being effective at work. After three decades in some of the most successful technology companies in the world I’ve learned more than a few things. And one of the fundamentals I’ve learned i…
    - 66 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 9:51am -
  • Three Things
    Wanna get ahead? Take note. People ask me a lot what it takes to be successful in business. How you define success may have something to do with the equation, but the truth is there are constants. Regardless of your career path in the private sector,…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 1:56pm -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • 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…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 5:19pm -
  • Inclusion. Reducing the consequences of identity.
    I have written here frequently and recently about the importance of getting crystal clear on what inclusion means in your organization. One of the big reasons this is so important is that it makes it much easier to then identify specific behaviors an…
    - 50 days ago, 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…
    - 51 days ago, 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…
    - 57 days ago, 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…
    - 59 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:48pm -
  • Inclusive Meetings
    In my last post, I talked about focusing your inclusion efforts on a specific aspect of your culture or work experience. One of my favorite early targets for intervention is meetings. Meetings are an aspect of work that often touch all or nearly all…
    - 64 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 6:28pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • newThe Woodstock For HR
    The competitive world of HR Conferences may be changing forever. And that’s not a bad thing, in my opinion. Innovation is happening in this space – from stronger SHRM state conference offerings, to an additional HR technology-related conference (…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Internet Trends and the USA’s Income Statement
    Every year, I look forward to two reports:  The Deloitte Human Capital Trends report and the Kleiner Perkins Internet Trends report. I’ve written about the Deloitte report here and here; and the Internet Trends report here and here. The 2017 … C…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 5:56pm -
  • Investing in Recruitment Marketing?
    “Over 70% of companies are planning to invest in solutions with recruitment marketing capabilities over the next 12 months.” This is one of the opening quotes in Aptitude Research’s Recruitment Marketing Index 2017, a comprehensive review of th…
    - 23 days ago, 30 May 17, 2:03pm -
  • The Workforce: Not As Simple as Red or Blue, Male or Female, or Generation
    Jobvite’s annual Job Seeker Nation Study was published a couple of weeks ago. They took a whole new approach, given the current political environment in the U.S., and it’s fascinating. Subtitled, Finding the Fault Lines in the American Workforce,…
    - 30 days ago, 23 May 17, 11:00am -
  • Conference Attendance 301
    In 2010 I wrote Conference Attendance 101, a post on my blog, Data Point Tuesday. It has been one of the most shared, re-posted, and quoted blog posts I’ve ever written. Attending HR conferences successfully – getting the most out … Continue re…
    - 37 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:01am -
  • Empathy: Corporate Performance Enhancer?
    If you’ve heard me speak on “Humanity Means Business,” you know I pay a lot of attention to the intersection of corporate culture, business performance, and people. And I mention several organizations that measure and/or rank employers on scale…
    - 44 days ago, 9 May 17, 11:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newLife at 2.0x Speed
    I was talking to some folks I met recently at an event about the HR Happy Hour Show, and the cool things that are happening there with the other HR Happy Hour Network Shows, (I admit to talking about this a lot. I'm sorry). During the conversation, o…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 11:34am -
  • Diversity and Inclusivity Starting with the Job Application
    I'm not a user of Snapchat. Mainly because I am an adult, I was never able to figure it out the two or three times my HR Happy Hour partner Trish McFarlane tried to explain it to me, and also because I am an adult.While 'maturing' as a platform, (I…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • n = 1
    1. Three trips to China in the last three years and I am pretty sure it is the most fascinating place I've ever been and may ever get to. HR Tech China was amazing. Shanghai is probably the best city I've visited. I didn't get to see this when we wer…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 11:55am -
  • Learn a new word: Positive Predictive Value
    Predictive analytics and the application of algorithms to help make 'people' decisions in organizations has been a subject of development and discussion for several years now. The most common applications of predictive tech in HR have been to assess…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 12:04pm -
  • CHART OF THE DAY: The Aging Global Population
    I am just back from an extended trip that included stops in China for HR Tech China as well as Japan - two places, Japan in particular, who are dealing with the economic and social challenges of an aging population.Usually the 'aging' statistics of…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 11:55am -
  • Notes from the road #22 - A long, strange trip it's been edition
    Writing this (brief) dispatch from the Delta Sky Club (again), as I wait for the final leg on the trip back from what has been a long, interesting, challenging, and incredibly rewarding two-week trip Phoenix - Shanghai - Tokyo - (back to) Phoenix - a…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 12:37am -

Women of HR

  • newInfluence and a Culture of Innovation – #SHRM17
    The 2017 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo is well underway.  This year’s edition in New Orleans, LA boasts the second largest in history from an attendance perspective with well over 17,000 attendees from across the…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Lower Your Employee Turn Over Rate by Doing These 3 Things
    Employers who experience high employee turnover lose a lot of time and money to new hire searches, interviews, onboarding and training. Although this problem is commonly seen in the retail sector, employee attrition can occur in any industry and any…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Levity in the Workplace #SHRM17
    Later this month I’ll be heading to New Orleans to once again join the ranks of the SHRM Annual Blogging and Social Media team.  Stay tuned over the next few months for various posts on what to expect, session and speaker previews, and on-site cov…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • You Belong Here – #WorkHuman 2017
      “You Belong Here.” What if all of our organizations really, truly embodied that sentiment?   It’s a sentiment that could be found everywhere throughout the 2017 edition of the WorkHuman conference.  WorkHuman, in case you have yet to hear…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Just Breathe…Everything Else is Optional
    I’ve become a fairly avid practitioner of Bikram yoga.  If you’re not familiar, Bikram is a type of yoga consisting of 26 distinct postures practiced over the course of 90 minutes in a hot room.  Make that a very hot room…105 degrees with app…
    - 30 days ago, 23 May 17, 11:00am -
  • Recognition, Praise, and Appreciation in Reverse
    Employee recognition and reward is such a hot topic in the leadership, management and human resources fields.  Although fading to a degree, “Employee Engagement”, was a big buzzword at all the conferences for the last decade or so.  With all th…
    - 37 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

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

Benz Communications

  • With its focus on stress, Intuit's expanded wellness program strikes a chord with employees
    As many employers are starting to recognize, managing stress is an important part of leading a healthy life and key to being a productive employee. Intuit is facing this challenge head-on by expanding its new Well Minds program. 
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 5:30pm -
  • How to meet communication budget and resource challenges
    Most companies realize they benefit from communicating more frequently and more intentionally with its employees. But they have no idea how to do more, given their limited budgets, small teams, and overwhelming lists of other responsibilities.…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 5:00pm -
  • Our strategy for developing a high-caliber employee benefits website
    Recently, a high-tech client asked for our help in creating a benefits website strategy. They wanted to offer their internal customers the same high-caliber user experience that they provide their external customers on their slick, cutting-edge…
    - 37 days ago, 16 May 17, 9:07pm -
  • Silver lining of ACA uncertainty? More traction for voluntary benefits
    Communicating about employee benefits amid the legislative swirl in Washington may have its challenges, but the hype surrounding efforts to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act also presents an ideal opportunity for your voluntary benefits…
    - 51 days ago, 2 May 17, 6:00pm -
  • 7 Reasons your employees don’t care about their benefits
    If you’re having a hard time getting employees to take notice of their benefits and engage with the programs you provide, you’re not alone. It’s a story we hear a lot from our new clients. In fact, it’s often the No.1 problem we’re ask…
    - 65 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 6:00pm -
  • ACA repeal and replace didn’t happen: Managing costs while in limbo
    With the defeat of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), it’s back to benefits business as usual, while we wait for more details on what change might look like. For insights on how to move forward, join the webinar: Repeal and Replace Didn't Ha…
    - 72 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 6:00pm -

Recruitifi Blog

  • Unleashing talent as a competitive weapon
    Whether you’re still focusing on traditional “time-to-hire” or agonizing over what an unfilled position is costing your company, you know that when it comes to recruiting and hiring, time is of the essence. This already high pressur…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:42pm -
  • the challenges of recruiting in hypergrowth
    Perfecting your recruitment and hiring process is hard enough during so-called normal conditions, but as Wrede Petersmeyer and the rest of the team at Airbnb found out, it’s even more difficult during a period of hypergrowth. Since Wred…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:39pm -
  • Full-Time Workers Increasingly Willing to Work Part-Time
    Introduction A new RecruitiFi survey on the career paths of 1,000 U.S. full-time and part-time adult employees found that individuals currently working full-time are increasingly likely to seek part-time work due to the flexibility as…
    - 16 Nov 15, 8:55pm -
  • The Intersection of Ad Tech and IT Recruiting
    Due to the omnipresence of smartphones and the web’s proven success as an advertising platform, there’s increased demand to place candidates with an intersection of IT and advertising skills in positions. The burgeoning ad tech indust…
    - 16 Nov 15, 8:02pm -
  • IT Recruiting: Cloud Computing and Big Data Candidates are in Demand
    There are certain areas of IT recruiting where demand far exceeds supply, such as cloud computing and related areas like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and big data. Moving to cloud-based platforms saves companies money and offers very real…
    - 7 Oct 15, 2:14pm -
  • Maybe You Should be Recruiting Job Hoppers
     Recruiting job hoppers may wind up costing employers a large sum of money due simply to their unreliability. The average cost to replace an employee is 21 percent of that employee’s yearly salary, so hiring a job hopper might wind up…
    - 1 Oct 15, 2:02pm -

HR Hardball

  • Perfect is The Enemy of The Good (Candidate)
    There’s still some mystery as to who, exactly, coined the phrase “The perfect is the enemy of the good,” but it’s a lesson that we try to impart in our recruiting practices every day. It’s pretty simple to find the […]The post Perfect is…
    - 28 days ago, 25 May 17, 12:24pm -
  • And the Hourly Shall Inherit the Earth…
    Volume recruiting. The bane of the recruiting experience. I don’t care how good you are as a recruiting professional, until you’ve put on the flame suit and sat in a volume recruiting chair, you’ll never be able to fully appreciate […]The po…
    - 59 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:55am -
  • Counter-Offers & Boomerangs
    Nothing quite like a marriage metaphor, right? You’ve heard these stories (or perhaps you’ve lived this story) – after years of asking, pleading, and begging (to a man’s ears = “nagging”) the husband to change his ways to no avail, […]…
    - 73 days ago, 10 Apr 17, 11:36am -
  • The “Look-Down” Generation
    It literally drives me crazy…driving in the morning/evening commute every day is a stressful task without added annoyances, but there it is, every…..single… After finally navigating your way around the human impediment clogging traffic…
    - 23 Feb 17, 1:05pm -
  • TeamWORK or TeamBUILDING?
    My Talent Acquisition team recently participated in a teambuilding event courtesy of our friends at Strayboots. I can tell you we looked forward to this event for weeks, as the thought of a scavenger hunt through the middle of the […]The post Team…
    - 16 Feb 17, 12:48pm -
  • Cupid is (Still) Stupid, Six Years Later
    It’s the sixth annual reposting of an instant classic, compliments of my first born (now 15), when he created the masterpiece below as his rendition of a class assignment. He blessed us with a poem that I vowed to re-visit on […]The post Cupid…
    - 14 Feb 17, 1:20pm -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

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

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR


  • 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
    - 97 days ago, 17 Mar 17, 2:30pm -
  • FAQ: What Is a Co-Employment Relationship?
    When you partner with a PEO, you enter a co-employment relationship. That relationship offers a lot of benefits to small businesses, including vendor management, benefits administration, recruiting assistance, and more. 
    - 22 Feb 17, 9:20pm -
  • Will PEO Certification Make a Difference for Small Businesses
    On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA), giving professional employer organizations (PEOs) statutory recognition. Essentially, PEOs will now have the opportunity to seek certification with the…
    - 24 May 16, 2:43pm -
  • Employee Health Benefits: now and into the future
    The future of employer sponsored medical benefits lies in what’s happening now. Regardless of what happens in the upcoming elections, no leadership is in a position to unwind history or throw babies out with the bathwater. It’s just t…
    - 29 Apr 16, 3:31pm -
  • Implementing EEOC Protections for LGBT Workers
    Recent debates in Mississippi and North Carolina have raised many questions about how to protect the specific legal rights of the LGBT community. As a business owner, one of the most important steps you can take is to look closely at your…
    - 21 Apr 16, 4:31pm -
  • Global PEO: Expanding Beyond Your Borders
    Expanding a business overseas is risky, but it can also deliver huge rewards. When you expand your company beyond your national borders, the compliance regulations and corporate business norms of multiple locations can be overwhelming. Yo…
    - 13 Apr 16, 7:07pm -


  • Discussing Who Episode 47: Review of Doctor Who Series 10, Episode 5
    Jamie Mathieson crafts another stellar episode in ‘Oxygen’, the fifth episode of Doctor Who Series 10. Bill, Nordole, and The Doctor find themselves aboard a space station where they must spend the most valuable currency available. What happens w…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jun 17, 10:46pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 46: Recap and Review of WHOLanta 2017
    Colin Baker. Nicola Bryant. Jamie Mathieson. Camille Coduri. All were featured at WHOLanta 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia on May 05-07, 2017. We made history with the first in-person meeting of the Discussing Who podcast team! This special episodes include…
    - 36 days ago, 17 May 17, 10:59pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 45: Review of Doctor Who Series 10, Episode 4
    What creaks and crawls within the walls? The Doctor and Bill discover the answer in 'Knock Knock' before paying a visit to the Vault. Plus, the team give their final thoughts on WHOLanta 2017! Hosted by Kyle Jones, Clarence Brown, and Lee Shackleford…
    - 36 days ago, 17 May 17, 3:57pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 44: Review of “Thin Ice” Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 3
    The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Bill to London 1814 in "Thin Ice". What lies below the frozen Thames? Can the Doctor and Bill get back before the tea is ready? Plus, WHOLanta 2017! Join us as we review Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode Three. Hosted by…
    - 42 days ago, 11 May 17, 11:58am -
  • Discussing Who Episode 43: Review of Smile, Doctor Who Series 10 Ep 2
    The Doctor and Bill Potts go on their second adventure in “Smile.” Can a robot who speaks emoji be bad? Join us as we review Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode Two. Former guest Angie Meadows returns to give her take on Series 10. Plus, WHOLanta 2017…
    - 43 days ago, 11 May 17, 12:57am -
  • Discussing Who Episode 42 – Review of The Pilot, Doctor Who Series 10
    The Doctor meets Bill Potts in “The Pilot.” What mystery lies within the vault? And, will the Twelfth Doctor survive until the end of the series? Join us as we review Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode One. Hosted by Kyle Jones, Clarence Brown, and L…
    - 57 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 1:35pm -


  • Talent management starts at home
    We talk a lot about talent. But in any situation, on any day, I’d rather have a hard-working, committed but good team member, than an exceptional, but erratic and slightly lazy one. Of course, I realise that the reality is seldom binary but the poi…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • What do we do?
    If you listened to a lot of the stuff and nonsense that is written and spoken about HR you’d think we were all engaged in hand to hand ninja fighting with machines, whilst repeating the mantra, “the future of work is human” and promising a tomo…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Principles or pragmatism?
    In life there is a natural continuum between principles and pragmatism. It runs throughout our work, our personal decisions, our politics and our businesses. Running the gauntlet between the two polar forces is a key tenet of successful leadership. T…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Give better interview
    Let me start this piece with a giant caveat – I know I’m not the world’s best interviewer. I get bored, I have a tendency to wander in to areas that interest me and I want to explore and I have (on the very odd occasions) been known to be judge…
    - 23 days ago, 30 May 17, 7:00am -
  • What will the election mean for HR?
    As we move towards the General Election, The main parties are making their manifestos available and so far the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats have published theirs. There is surprising consensus about the main themes to be tackled, bu…
    - 31 days ago, 22 May 17, 7:00am -
  • What are your boundaries?
    Look at any source of advice on relationships and you’ll see reference to standards and boundaries. Like romantic relationships, our expectations of others at work can help or hinder our progress to achieving harmony. We don’t always need to get…
    - 38 days ago, 15 May 17, 7:00am -


  • The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Recognition
    Great job! You’re Awesome! Way to go! When someone directs praise and recognition your way, it’s hard not to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. In the workplace, employee recognition is linked to higher levels of happiness, job satisfactio…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Jun 17, 12:00pm -
  • How to Build a Learning Culture
    Today’s employees are hungry for opportunities to build their skills. They actively seek out companies that invest time, energy, and resources into employee learning and development (L&D). In turn, those employers who make this investment see highe…
    - 40 days ago, 13 May 17, 12:00pm -
  • The Benefits of an Internship Program
    Internship programs can be a real benefit for both company and intern. For example, • Employee productivity levels increase and bandwidth expands when interns are on board. Always good to have more hands on deck! • Employers have a talent pool at…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Apr 17, 12:00pm -
  • How to Maximize Your Employee Referral Program
    Employee referral programs have long been a successful tool to have in your recruitment toolbox. Referrals are great in many ways, but some of the top reasons include: • Referrals stay longer with your organization • Referrals tend to outperform…
    - 68 days ago, 15 Apr 17, 12:00pm -
  • 4 Common Employee Handbook Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
    The employee handbook is a staple for any organization. It is the roadmap for your organization – identifying the unique aspects of your company while at the same time laying out important policies that specify employee conduct, guide management de…
    - 82 days ago, 1 Apr 17, 12:00pm -
  • Don’t Wait! Your Leaders of Tomorrow Are Ready Now!
    Leadership continues to be a key focus of today’s management. Who are our leaders of tomorrow? How do we make sure they are ready to lead? Waiting to move a high-potential employee into a leadership role when “the time is right” may not be the…
    - 96 days ago, 18 Mar 17, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

  • 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…
    - 29 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 73 days ago, 10 Apr 17, 12:56pm -
  • To Do List…version 2
    I am a To Do List kind of person.  Not only do they help me get a sense of what I need to do, but they also act as a visual reminder of how much I am procrastinating, as well as how I continually over-estimate what I am capable of doing in a reasona…
    - 92 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 10:00am -
  • Perhaps I am being overly dramatic…
    I know that I have come to  a pivotal point in my life when I actually find myself wanting to  quote a Kenny Rogers song.  I will give you a minute to Google who he is (or remind yourself, if you used to know). …(cue elevator music)… So the Ga…
    - 2 Sep 16, 10:00am -
  • Sustainable and renewable blog posts
    Recycling is not only an encouraged, but expected practice these days. For that reason, I would like to re-use, renew and recycle a blog post that I wrote awhile back. Often times we focus on those people that provide us with support at work or compl…
    - 11 Jun 16, 11:00am -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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


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

Break the Frame

  • newTurn off Your Autopilot and Tune into Your Wake-Up Moment
    When I moved to Australia, not only did I need to learn to drive on the opposite side of the road, but with the steering wheel on the opposite side of the car. Yes, I drove over more than my share of curbs initially, and parking took me an eternity,…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 9:30am -
  • 5 Must-Dos to Avoid the Breaking Point in Your Life and Leadership
    The shelf was near overflowing for months, but I wouldn’t admit it. There was always more than a sliver of space which was an open invitation to keep piling. Photo albums, cookbooks, and children’s books my kids had outgrown years ago. All happil…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 9:30am -
  • Dumb Things Leaders Say When They Think No One is Listening
    Waiting for my flight during a long layover, I admit, I tried to read my book but listened to a lot of the people around me talk on their phones. More than a few of them used their time productively and deserved a gold star. They were working on thei…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 9:30am -
  • Can You Live a Happy Life Just by Choosing Happiness?
    People like to say that happiness is a choice, but that’s only partly true. It’s not as simple as telling yourself, “I’m going to be happy!” and suddenly waves of happiness wash over you and your entire life is transformed. Would be nice, y…
    - 23 days ago, 30 May 17, 9:30am -
  • Leadership Lesson: How to Avoid the Perils of Commiserating
    Things at work were stressful, to put it mildly. Stupid policy changes were getting in the way of doing great work. No matter where you turned, people were talking about the new policy and not saying nice things. The CEO put out clever messaging via…
    - 44 days ago, 9 May 17, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • Is Your Recruitment Process Still in the Stone Age?
    003030000010 Have you ever called a promising candidate for a follow-up interview only to find out they just took up a job at a competing firm? How often does this happen? If it’s more than once, it’s already one too many! If you are missing out…
    - 23 days ago, 30 May 17, 11:30am -
  • Trust: Why It Matters and How Tech Can Help
    200070010040Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored guest blog post. I will receive compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statement, I…
    - 35 days ago, 18 May 17, 11:30am -
  • Three Steps to Finding Success Through Clarity
    020031000010I’ve been having a lot of conversations with friends, family and colleagues about where I am currently and where all my efforts are headed. Young adults everywhere are charged with deciding at the ripe age of 17 what they want to do wit…
    - 36 days ago, 17 May 17, 4:50pm -
  • A Business Curse Word For The Ages: Diversity
    031091000010  I’ve spent the better half of my career immersed in work environments that had to keep a watchful eye over things like diversity & inclusion. The work felt like something I should be proud of — seeing as though it is predicated upo…
    - 57 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 2:09pm -
  • Giving a voice to the voiceless with technology
    0000100000090Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored product review. 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…
    - 79 days ago, 4 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • HR Technology Solution Provides Customers with More Options: A Look Inside Lanteria HR
    013051000030Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored product review. 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 w…
    - 98 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 3:06pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Late to the Introvert Party
    I resist popular things. Apparently there’s a name for this: reactance, and it relates to not enjoying being told what to do. I didn’t see The Sixth Sense until 2008, and then I proceeded to tell everyone I knew who’d raved about when it was re…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 2:49am -
  • Are We Disrupted Yet?
    On Thursday evening, I had a great time (after pushing through a moderate amount of terror) speaking at DisruptHR Toronto
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 2:18am -
  • What I Learned at WorkHuman 2017
    When several of the smartest people in your network all tell you to do the same thing...well, you do it. Which is how I found myself in Phoenix, Arizona this week at WorkHuman 2017
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 12:50am -
  • Weekly Musings – May 28, 2017
    A weekly post in which I share thoughts provoked by (some of) the great content I came across this week(ish).
    - 25 days ago, 29 May 17, 1:08am -
  • Weekly Musings – May 21, 2017
    A weekly post in which I share thoughts provoked by (some of) the great content I came across this week(ish).
    - 32 days ago, 22 May 17, 2:07am -
  • Weekly Musings – May 14, 2017
    A weekly post in which I share thoughts provoked by (some of) the great content I came across this week(ish).
    - 39 days ago, 15 May 17, 2:45am -

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

  • 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…
    - 98 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 1:24pm -
  • Vision of Holacracy
    In the book “Holacracy” Brian Robertson outlines a ground-breaking approach to organisation: no managers, only roles. By using this method, the gap between how things are and how they could be are incorporated quickly and effectively. This allows…
    - 11 Dec 16, 8:19pm -
  • Vision of Semco Style
    In the book “Maverick” Ricardo Semler discusses the success story behind the world’s most unusual workplace: Semco. Semco manufactures a range of products. It are not the products that make Semco extraordinary, but the manner in which Semco’s…
    - 3 Dec 16, 9:59am -
  • Vision of The Morning Star Company
    Imagine a company with no human bosses, no designated managers, no titles, no hierarchy, no visible structure, and no unilateral authority to fire anyone. Imagine such a company gaining ascendancy in its industry – organized solely around shared pr…
    - 22 Nov 16, 8:33pm -
  • Vision of Buurtzorg
    Buurtzorg, a large Dutch nursing care provider, is a good example of an organization running with Teal management structures and practices. Buurtzorg (the name means neighborhood care in Dutch) was founded in 2006 by Jos de Blok. He set up the compan…
    - 28 Oct 16, 6:56pm -
  • Visie op The Morning Star Company
    Stelt u zich een organisatie voor zonder bazen, aangestelde managers, titels, hiërarchie, zichtbare structuur en eenzijdige bevoegdheid om te ontslaan. Stelt u zich een dergelijke organisatie voor die de markt domineert – uitsluitend georganiseerd…
    - 7 Sep 16, 11:00am -

HR Bartender

  • newEverything #HR Needs to Know About Boolean Search
    A few weeks ago, I attended the SHRM Talent Management Conference and TAtech Spring Congress. Both events are very heavily focused on talent acquisition, which isn’t a surprise given all of the media attention on “full employment”. But it made…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 8:57am -
  • newHow Your Small Business Can Attract and Retain Top Talent
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), a leading provider of insurance, annuities, retirement plans, and other employee benefits. They were recently recognized by the Ethisphere Inst…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 5:00pm -
  • Onboarding: Your Connection Between Recruiting and Learning
    We’ve all seen the headlines lately about the U.S. being at “full employment”. On the surface, full employment might sound like a good thing, right? Well, not so fast. Full employment can create a couple of challenges. Over inflated compensatio…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 8:57am -
  • Quick Shots for #Recruiting and #HR Pros – Boomerang Employees Edition
    Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve received several notes about boomerang employees. In a nutshell, boomerang employees are basically rehires. They worked for the organization, left, and have boomeranged back. It’s a good time to talk about boom…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 8:57am -
  • How to Create Learning Paths that Align with Company Goals
    A learning path is a sequence of activities that allows a person to build knowledge or skill. For instance, an employee who wants to become more proficient in project management might have a learning path that includes: proposal writing, budgeting, s…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 8:57am -
  • Give Your New Managers the Tools to Succeed
    Managers have one job – to find and train their replacement. When managers are focused on that one job, they hire the best talent, train for success, coach for high performance, and retain employees. They can take a vacation or attend a conference…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • newWill Uber Survive its Toxic Culture
    The problems at Uber is bigger than CEO Travis Kalanick. Yes, he’s ultimately responsible. However, there’s a team of leaders in place who need to step up and take aggressive public action. The fact that investors had to step up and do what the l…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:07pm -
  • newDrama and Who Broke the Media Projector
    No one knows when or how, but one of our media projectors is broken. I was fascinated how Doers, Dreamers, and Feelers responded.   Mr. Feeler wondered how someone could break something and not report it. He felt a measure of insult and indignation.…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 4:13pm -
  • newHow to Find and Invite Others to Ride the Bull with You
    Leading is like riding a bull in the rodeo. I recently asked a leader, “What shifts for you if you think of inviting someone to ride the bull with you?” He said, “It feels uncomfortable to think others might ride the bull with me.” The choice…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 12:07pm -
  • newAll I Want is Just a Little Respect
    Aretha Franklin speaks for everyone when she sings, “All I want is just a little respect.” Don’t poke dogs and expect them to kiss you.  The song, “Respect,” was written by Otis Redding. He released it in 1965, but Aretha Franklin’s vers…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 7:20pm -
  • Three Stumbles From Defeat
    Every leader is three stumbles from defeat. But stumble-points reveal footholds for success. The path down is easier than the path up. 3 stumbles from defeat: #1. A closed door. Novices and simpletons can’t see the peril of a closed door. Leadershi…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 11:11pm -
  • A Simple Strategy for Making a Bigger Difference Today
    Other people helped you get where you are. Do that for someone else. Don’t wait for people to come to you. Opportunities slip away while you wait. Seek opportunities to help others see their power. Transformational conversations: You make a differ…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 12:38am -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newask the readers: what kind of work can I do that’s not in an office?
    I’m throwing this one out to commenters to weigh in on. A reader writes: I am in my third office job and I’m starting to think its not the place, but the actual “office” that is giving me trouble. My first job was okay but only part time so I…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 2:59pm -
  • newI want to bill an employer who wasted my time, returning to work after working in the adult industry, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I want to invoice an employer who wasted my time in an interview process I was recently involved in a two-month interview process where they flew me out for an in person interview as a “final…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 4:03am -
  • newthe Ask a Manager book is coming
    Y’all, I wrote a book. ASK A MANAGER: Clueless Coworkers, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and Other Work Conversations Made Easy will be published by Random House/Ballantine next spring. The book — which is nearly all new content that you haven’t read…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 5:21pm -
  • newwhat to say to a chronically late employee
    A reader writes: I have a new salaried staff member who is a manager-in-training for a new location we are opening up. She has worked for us for a week now, and is having child-care issues causing her to be tardy or have to leave earlier than expecte…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 4:30pm -
  • newshould I sabotage my terrible employer on my way out?
    A reader writes: I have a question regarding ownership and I will preface it by saying that I realize it’s kind of a petty one. I am the graphic designer (I’m the only one) at a small IT company that does a lot of government work. Most of the wor…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 2:59pm -
  • newmy mom is mad I didn’t negotiate more, inappropriate ring tones, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My mom is mad that I didn’t negotiate more I recently received a job offer that I’m really excited about. There is growth opportunity, I get great vibes from my new manager (and her manager)…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 4:03am -


  • “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

  • newReport from Day 3 of #SHRM17
    Tuesday at #SHRM17 started off with a rousing presentation from Patrick Lencioni, CEO  The Table Group. Patrick’s theme was selecting the right team. He had a great deal of information but the information that I thought was most important to reco…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:05am -
  • newDay two report from the #SHRM conference
    The day started off for many attendees with attending a 7 am session. I am not that ambitious this year, but it was interesting walking by the various session rooms hearing snippets of wisdom as I walked by. My first session was the general session w…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 9:00am -
  • A Report from #SHRM17- Kat Cole the REAL Wonder Woman
    The opening session of #SHRM17 was held today. People scrambling to register, others looking a might peaked from a night on Bourbon Street Saturday night. We met in the main hall to the music of Irwin Mayfield playing Satchmo on the trumpet. He said…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 11:05am -
  • Future Friday from the Archive: Don’t let today get in the way of tomorrow
    I had a student ask me the other day about how she can further her HR career. It reminded my of this post. If you are going to be at #SHRM17 in New Orleans, watch for me, I can be found at the Bloggers Lounge or in a session. I read an interesting po…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 11:05am -
  • Carnival of HR: It’s all about SHRM17
    Next week is #SHRM17. I will be in attendance. To recognize #SHRM17 this month’s Carnival of HR is hosted by Melissa Fairman. She is encouraging you to follow the conference via social media if you cannot attend in person. In the meantime she poste…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 11:05am -
  • Can you swear in the workplace and get away with it?
    I bet it is a sure thing that all of us have heard some vulgar words at work. I certainly have. I worked in a manufacturing plant in Illinois and with some employees every other word was “mother-f**king” this and “mother-f**king” that. The qu…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 11:05am -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

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

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

  • newRoasting 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…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 1:16pm -
  • SPECIAL DEAL For The First 100 – #Sumato100 – Coffee Talk
    The first 100 people who are willing to take a chance on a start-up and give them their hard earned money are people worth paying attention to. At Sumato Coffee Co., we launched last week and earned 73 customers. Yeah. I call them our #Sumato100. We…
    - 13 days ago, 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…
    - 31 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 12:46pm -
  • Everything you say YES to – You say No to something else
    Everything you say YES to, you say NO to at least one other thing...I say yes to writing and no to sleeping.I say yes to starting a business and no to my current job and no to a little more sleep.I say yes to watching TV and no to working harder t…
    - 69 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 12:41pm -
  • Follow the rules OR do what is right
    Many organizations have a tribe of people who will follow the rules, no matter what.When people get lazy, they want a rule to help them live their life. Rigid rules are for the lazy minded and people who just want to follow the tribe inside of the o…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Mar 17, 12:44pm -

Upstart HR

  • How Talent Technology Enables Employee Engagement [Podcast]
    Listen on Stitcher Listen on Blogtalkradio Talent management technology has come a long way in recent years. I can still remember seeing a demo for a technology solution back in 2014 and the salesperson was so proud of the fact that I could copy and…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 12:45pm -
  • 9 Lessons for Running a Great HR Function
    This weekend I was doing some spring cleaning. Well, summer cleaning, since I missed the spring season. Anyway, one of the things I found was a box of items I used to keep on my whiteboard next to my desk as reminders of important aspects of HR. Thes…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • My Anniversary
    I attended the WorkHuman conference a few weeks ago in Arizona and connected with many friends and colleagues that I hadn’t seen in a while, and each of them asked how my work was going. This week marks my one year anniversary of running Lighthou…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 12:25pm -
  • HR’s Bad Reputation is Discouraging Me from an HR Career
    My good friend Alison Green over at Ask a Manager passed me this question she received because it’s HR-centric. I think many of you will get value from what could have been just another private email conversation, so I’m sharing the question and…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 12:45pm -
  • University of Phoenix Research: Your Employees Aren’t Innovative Enough [Podcast]
    Note: If you’re looking for a good app to access We’re Only Human and other podcasts, I personally use Stitcher on my Android device.  Did you know that your employees aren’t innovative or creative enough? That’s the latest from a research…
    - 23 days ago, 30 May 17, 12:45pm -
  • Learning Anarchy: The Risks and Rewards of Informal Learning (Webinar)
    According to Deloitte, more than 80% of learning is informal in nature, yet many companies are still unsure how to harness this critical mass of activities to improve performance, minimize risk and deliver organizational value. Consider this: if you…
    - 30 days ago, 23 May 17, 12:45pm -

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…
    - 57 days ago, 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…
    - 67 days ago, 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

  • The Future of Surgery in Cyberspace
    Until now, we have imagined the coming cyborgs as physical amalgamations of humans and machines; of flesh and tech. But the power of the cyborg concept as it pertains to the future of work is not restricted by these physical pairings. Instead, the vi…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 9:28pm -
  • Why do we Hate our own Voices in the Workplace?
    In a world of constant data collection and recording, why do we still resist voice and video recording in the workplace? In 2017, our workplaces are overflowing with devices capable of capture but there is a step that we are refusing to take. There i…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 10:40am -
  • The Warm Human and the Cold Machine
      We increasingly talk about the advancement of automation and robots as an opportunity for humanity rather than a threat. But the continued dualism of our thought puts us at risk of oversimplifying and narrowing rather than widening out our thought…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 7:10am -
  • Diversity & Inclusion in 2017
    Diversity and Inclusion is a powerful pairing of concepts in our workplaces today. What does the resignation of Tim Farron add to our understanding of diversity of thought in 2017? However carefully Tim Farron may have chosen his words, many people (…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 6:53pm -
  • The ‘Age of Choice’ – CIPD NAP 17 Ignite Session
    For those who weren’t able to catch my Ignite session at the CIPD NAP17 conference – here are the slides and main points under each. If we are to enhance the employee experience, we need to close the chasm that has grown between the modern world,…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jun 17, 5:24pm -
  • Critical Thinking, Diversity and Compromise
    We are increasingly aware of the value of critical thinking in the HR profession. We need though to remain alive to the risk of valuing this in itself, rather than the changes in the workplace and the World that critical thinking can inform and drive…
    - 43 days ago, 10 May 17, 3:55pm -

Thinking About Learning

  • newDisruption of Thinking
    It’s just relentless at the minute isn’t it? One thing after the other. I think it all started in 2016 when we heard David Bowie died. It just didn’t stop from that point on. It wasn’t just the sad news which kept coming. It was also the shoc…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:38am -
  • Design and bias
    I remember about 10 years ago delivering training on interview skills for recruitment. A major part of the training was helping people to understand there may be potential to discriminate based on protected characteristics such as gender, race, disab…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 8:39am -
  • Unrealistic expecations of the modern L&D and HR pro
    There is a thing I am noticing in HR and L&D circles. It’s a tough one to nail or to highlight in a helpful way. And I’m not pointing fingers – and trying very hard not to as well. But there’s a thing. A credibility problem which I’ve been…
    - 22 days ago, 31 May 17, 9:51am -
  • Thoughts and stuff from #ldcu17
    It’s been a week now since the L&D Connect unconference in London and as is my want, a good point to think about how the day went and why we do them. Primarily, the unconference format allows for people to co-create an agenda and drive their own le…
    - 23 days ago, 30 May 17, 9:11am -
  • How do you facilitate an unconference? 
    Not all unconferences are run like this. Our recent London one (today in fact!) ran like this. The day starts with explaining how some of the “rules” work.  (There was so much movement of the wall that the writing got vanished!) It then moves in…
    - 30 days ago, 23 May 17, 2:59pm -
  • Marginal gains and L&D
    Every now and then I get to video me presenting. I enjoy presenting and am always looking for ways to test how I present, what I present, and different formats. I’ve done Ignite talks a number of times now, and each time is always challenging. The…
    - 34 days ago, 19 May 17, 10:44am -

T Recs

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

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

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

HR Remix

  • 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…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Three Years, Three Trips to the Finals #DefendTheLand
    By the time LeBron took his “talents to South Beach” my husband and I had taken our talents out of state as well. LeBron did what many people from the Northeast Ohio area do. You leave Cleveland for warmer weather and better opportunities. As lon…
    - 21 days ago, 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…
    - 28 days ago, 25 May 17, 11:30am -
  • How To Have A Great First Day At The New Job
    Like a Japanese tea ceremony, your first day at the new job offers many opportunities to offend, insult and look like a clueless foreigner. Whether its figuring out the best exit to avoid the five ‘o’clock rush or how to find the “good” offic…
    - 37 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:30am -
  • The Change We Need In HR Is Customer Service
    Customer service is critical to HR and too often we don’t think of it until we get a complaint. 99.9999% of roles in HR require customer service.  By customer service I mean: a pleasant attitude, timely follow up and the ability to solve problems.…
    - 51 days ago, 2 May 17, 11:15am -
  • 5 Thoughts On Trust
    You need to trust that your team can take care of business and your team needs to trust that you have their back. That trust can be simple: “I trust Bob’s opinion so I’m going to send him my client presentation and ask for his feedback.” To t…
    - 56 days ago, 27 Apr 17, 11:30am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • newThey 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…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 6:53am -
  • That bridge in happier times
    When the Olympics were in London in 2012 I took my daughter up to see the marathon. We arrived at London Bridge station and walked across the sealed off bridge. Sealed off for better reasons.  Whilst we were crossing it we came across a group of Fre…
    - 18 days ago, 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’…
    - 58 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 8:10pm -
  • What have you done for me lately? 
    I just picked up on this quote here  I spent Saturday with some of our volunteers talking about how we might evolve our local networks and communities. We’ve made real progress in our relationships with our volunteers in this area – and I know…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Mar 17, 7:25am -
  • London wakes
    I was on one of the first tubes this morning. On the way to catch an early train from King’s Cross. It’s strange to pass through a station this large when it is devoid of people. It’s beautiful and unnerving all at once. I missed the bustle. Fo…
    - 91 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 5:58am -
  • Outcomes drive and Kenny Dalglish 
    I remember hearing a story about Kenny Dalglish. It may or may not be true. It may or may not be about Kenny Dalglish. It goes a bit like this.  At the very successful Liverpool side of the 1980’s a new player joins the squad. He notices that Kenn…
    - 94 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 7:44am -

Switch and Shift

  • new9 Fun Ways to Promote Team Bonding this Summer
    And just like that, we've traded our scarves for sunglasses, and switched our Pumpkin Spice Lattes to Unicorn Frappucinos. Summer is officially here... again! While summer creates unique opportunities for team bonding activities, happy hours and Nerf…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • newNegative Feedback: Turning a Negative into a Positive [Infographic]
    With summer come thoughts of sunny beaches and lazy days filled with sunscreen and exotic, tiny-umbrella-adorned drinks. At least, that’s where our thoughts are. First we have to deal with Mid-Year Performance Reviews. Although reviews are becoming…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • EQ: Three Benefits of Emotional Intelligence for Today’s Business Leaders
    Not long ago, promotions went to employees with the most technical expertise. Companies bent over backward to gain specialized industry knowledge, so it made sense to promote based on its merit. But the times, as they say, are a-changin'. At a certai…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • Inspire Uninspired Employees: How to Spark Motivation
    Does it sometimes feel like you're wasting your breath trying to inspire uninspired employees? Managers make their best attempt at coaching employees to harness their own sense of motivation to achieve their personal and professional goals. But many…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • The Global Workforce Is Changing with Millennials in Mind
    Four years from now, Millennials will make up half of the global workforce. They were raised in different times and in a different way, and this often leads to misconceptions. Older generations often accuse Millennials of being entitled, less account…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • How to Strengthen Your Team with Intentional and Open Communication
    I once worked in an office where, at some point along the way, management instituted the policy that creatives shouldn’t communicate directly with managers in charge of client services. Staff managers were interlocutors with whom we creatives commu…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 10:00am -

Leadership Freak

  • newWill Uber Survive its Toxic Culture
    The problems at Uber is bigger than CEO Travis Kalanick. Yes, he’s ultimately responsible. However, there’s a team of leaders in place who need to step up and take aggressive public action. The fact that investors had to step up and do what the l…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:07pm -
  • newDrama and Who Broke the Media Projector
    No one knows when or how, but one of our media projectors is broken. I was fascinated how Doers, Dreamers, and Feelers responded.   Mr. Feeler wondered how someone could break something and not report it. He felt a measure of insult and indignation.…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 4:13pm -
  • newHow to Find and Invite Others to Ride the Bull with You
    Leading is like riding a bull in the rodeo. I recently asked a leader, “What shifts for you if you think of inviting someone to ride the bull with you?” He said, “It feels uncomfortable to think others might ride the bull with me.” The choice…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 12:07pm -
  • newAll I Want is Just a Little Respect
    Aretha Franklin speaks for everyone when she sings, “All I want is just a little respect.” Don’t poke dogs and expect them to kiss you.  The song, “Respect,” was written by Otis Redding. He released it in 1965, but Aretha Franklin’s vers…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 7:20pm -
  • Three Stumbles From Defeat
    Every leader is three stumbles from defeat. But stumble-points reveal footholds for success. The path down is easier than the path up. 3 stumbles from defeat: #1. A closed door. Novices and simpletons can’t see the peril of a closed door. Leadershi…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 11:11pm -
  • A Simple Strategy for Making a Bigger Difference Today
    Other people helped you get where you are. Do that for someone else. Don’t wait for people to come to you. Opportunities slip away while you wait. Seek opportunities to help others see their power. Transformational conversations: You make a differ…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 12:38am -

Three Star Leadership

  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 6/21/17
    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...
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jun 17, 6:00pm -
  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 6/20/17
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 6:00pm -
  • newBook Review: Creativity Inc
    Creativity Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in The Way of True Inspiration is the intertwined stories of Ed Catmull and Pixar Animation. It’s more than that, though. It may be the best book you’ll ever...
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 6:00pm -
  • Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 6/19/17
    Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership...
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 6:00pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: Don’t get lost in the technology
    Technology is everywhere. There are computers and tablets and smartphones. There are dashboards and databases and email and social media. Technology can be seductive, but it should only be an aid. People are your...
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 11:30am -

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

  • newLearning into action #SHRM17
    As I sit in another general session for #SHRM17 I wonder with my colleagues if this information is new to people in the audience. Great speaker, great information, fun delivery, but is the core of the message still new? We have to remind ourselves th…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 3:08pm -
  • newEducation as a Benefit at #SHRM17
    This morning I had the pleasure of taking a few minutes to sit down with Rachel Carlson, CEO and Co-Founder of Guild Education and one of her colleagues Zach Rowe. I was interested in knowing more about what Guild Education has going on and what the…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 11:09pm -
  • #SHRM17 Interview with Heather Kinzie
    YOU GUYS, #SHRM17 IS ALMOST HERE!!! I’m so excited! I love having the opportunity to see some of my HR Friends from across the globe, learn new things, and meet new people. I spend a lot of time going through the sessions listed and deciding which…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jun 17, 4:05pm -
  • 5 ways to be “All In” at #SHRM17
    The countdown is on for #SHRM17!! I get so excited for the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition every year because I’m guaranteed to see some of my extremely smart HR pals, discover some awesome presenters, learn a thing or two, and have a great t…
    - 59 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:14am -
  • Should I drop my PHR?
    Great news friends! I have earned my SHRM-SCP. I’m super excited about it because I never thought I would ever try to earn a senior certification, but when someone shared with me last year that they thought I had enough years experience to be a men…
    - 76 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 11:43am -
  • Do you mind if I pray?
    No, I don’t mind if you pray. What I do mind is that you asked me that question while I was in the middle of an interview process with your company. I do mind that you were the HR manager of a large organization and still risked asking that questio…
    - 17 Jan 17, 1:08pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • newLive From SHRM17 - Day Three
    The rain has come to New Orleans and it may be possible to hold #SHRM18 before the end of the week with the amount of HR rock stars who may be stranded in the airport... :(Day 3 had a very direct theme: Performance Management (and the need to improve…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 12:41am -
  • newLive From SHRM17 - Day Two
    It was a wildly informative and highly engaged day here in New Orleans as the Convention Center was buzzing early and stayed open late!HR Pros had the opportunity to take in speaking engagements from the industry's best and check out the latest in HR…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 10:49pm -
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About HR Tech from Vivek Patel
    I don’t believe there is a more-progressive suite in the tech space than that of Human Resource related technology. Call it HCM or HRIS or HRIT, so much has happened so fast and there is a technical solution for every employee support function.The…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 6:38pm -
  • My #SHRM17 Wish List
    It’s been a decade since I first attended The Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference. While there are always new buzz words and evolving trends, many of the HR related topics from 2007 are still on the #SHRM17 agenda.If I may voice…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 2:40pm -
  • How I Got to SHRM17
    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference is a month away. This is the largest gathering of HR Professionals on earth and a seminal opportunity to network, find new ideas and gather certification credits.I attended my first S…
    - 28 days ago, 25 May 17, 6:45pm -
  • Becoming a Brain Scientist
    I had heard it told that hard work requires no talent. I'm not sure I completely agree with that. Sure, anyone can get up and put their body into motion without having a Doctorate in Brain Science (is that a thing?). However, the difference between s…
    - 37 days ago, 16 May 17, 2:40pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • newThat is SO last week
    Last week, in recognition of the 50thanniversary of the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the EEOC held a public meeting at which experts advised that age discrimination and bias against older workers persists. The meeting was ent…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 4:50pm -
  • Documentation, Recording, and Credibility
    Credibility matters in many employer-employee interactions.  Hiring or promotion decisions may be made, in part, based on a candidate’s apparent trustworthiness. Internal investigations seek to determine who to believe. Jobs are saved and lost ba…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 9:32pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, Uber remained in the headlines. The resultsof an independent investigation into harassment complaints at Uber were shared with Uber employees. The investigation examined 215 claims of harassment at Uber, and resulted in the firingof more t…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 6:31pm -
  • Liability Risks Associated With Employer-provided Alcohol
    What’s the common denominator in these 4 workplace incidents?  Each one was reported to us by a concerned client, and each one consumed the client’s time, efforts and resources. - An employee has significant performance problems.  His supervi…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 9:29pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, Uber announced that it had fired Anthony Levandowski, the former lead engineer for Google’s autonomous vehicle unit.  Uber hired Levandowski to lead its efforts to develop a self-driving automobile. The firing occurred in the midst of a…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 8:01pm -
  • Is That a Disability?
    We recently wrote about the $3.3 million verdict in a disability discrimination case brought by an employee who is allergic to certain scents and chemicals.  For some of our readers, it came as a surprise that a scent allergy is a protected disabili…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 4:57pm -

What Goes Around

  • newPreparation : The Colour And The Shape
    This month has a lot of creativity, art, and culture in it. June kicked off with The Art of Innovation talk at the HR Inner Circle, followed by an Art of Innovation election night special at the offices of BDG. Over the next two weekends I am partici…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 8:18am -
  • The Art of Innovation : HR Inner Circle
    This week, I spent a very interesting and enjoyable day at the 2017 HR Inner Circle Conference. I got to meet and speak with a lot of interesting people, I heard two friends, Phil and Ian, talk about their work, and I spoke with the audience about ex…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 7:07am -
  • Stretch Your Canvas
    This is one of many lovely art works I’ve collected over the years, made by people who I work with who tell me they cannot draw. Apologies, I don’t currently know the name of the artist, but what we have here is a visual response to the question…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 7:29am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Should You Pay Employees Extra for Working on Special Organizational Projects?
    Somewhat recently (sorry – I’m a bit backlogged) a question came up on one of my HR-focused discussion groups in Facebook. The poster was seeking ideas on how to compensate employees for being part of a company effort described as… “…a pret…
    - 37 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:24am -
  • Employee Engagement and The Stanford Prison Experiment
    Image a worldwhere the meek have really inherited the earth. Where the rich are now at the bottom of the economic pyramid and the poor are now the ruling class. Imagine working in a factory shooting screws for 10 years and the next Monday you show up…
    - 44 days ago, 9 May 17, 11:11am -
  • New Research: Employees Work Harder When They Are Almost Starving
    [Warning – rant ahead] Love that headline? What if I told you that you can get more production from your employees if they are hungry? Or cold. Or tired. Or flat out exhausted. What if I told you that the most creative and innovative your employees…
    - 49 days ago, 4 May 17, 12:25pm -
  • Little Shop of Engagement Horrors
    It is no secret that employee engagement has become a vapor for most companies. The percentage of “engaged” employees has remained stable (and low) for well over 10 years. I’ve even suggested that maybe our 30%-ish engagement statistics represe…
    - 62 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 1:13pm -
  • Tess Ausman on the “Paul”Cast – Dress for Success?
    Haven’t done a “Paul”Cast in a while and frankly – I felt really rusty in this episode. But Tess Ausman helped pull me through and we ended up with an interesting discussion on dressing for success when starting your career (or starting any n…
    - 72 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 12:30pm -
  • My #SHRM17 To-Do List
    Two months from now thousands of HR Professionals (and a enough amateurs to make it interesting) will descend on New Orleans for the 2017 Society of Human Resource Management annual conference. There will be parties. There will be regrets. There will…
    - 14 Mar 17, 1:16pm -

HR Warrior

  • HR Conference Cruise video

    - 27 days ago, 26 May 17, 3:53pm -
  • Recent Speaking Gig Topics
    I am often contacted about what I speak on and since I rewrite a new paragraph or two every time, I thought I would document it here for those who have interest.I cover any topic related to management and especially as it relates to employees via hum…
    - 43 days ago, 10 May 17, 4:36pm -
  • 21 Prezi's Last Year + 25 Clients
    Wow! Now you can see part of why I have not been blogging as much as in the past. The Running an HR Department of One (aka Doing More with Less) was with my speaking partner Mr. Dave Ryan the HRCzar. In addition to the speaking list below, I did HR c…
    - 23 Feb 17, 8:32pm -
  • Annual Review of Blogging Here & Elsewhere
    This year was one of the slowest blogging years I have had due to growing consulting business, Rogers HR Consulting, on the side while maintaining my full time job.  I appreciate the independent consultants I work with to keep the consulting work go…
    - 23 Feb 17, 6:30pm -
  • Three Platforms for Learning in Blended Classroom
     SCOOP.ITI’d like to start out with a site that is not on the list SCOOP.IT but would be along the lines of Delicious and Diigo as a social bookmarking site.  I use it for all of my classes and have a link to the appropriate scoop in the appropri…
    - 12 Feb 17, 6:27pm -
    Here is another awesome research paper a student has written specific to the HR needs of small business owners (SBO).  SBO's make up a majority of my clientel because they don't have the budget or the demand for a full time HR professional most of t…
    - 27 Jan 17, 11:14pm -

Rollercoaster HR

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

A Leading Perspective

  • Networking, Inspiration, and Education; Preparing for #SHRM17
    It’s springtime and for many of us, this means rebirth, growth and perhaps even “new life.”  All around us, we see the signs. Before we know it, life will literally be buzzing around us. As HR professionals, we see this transformation in our w…
    - 94 days ago, 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!
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