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  • newEp 162 – The Value of HR Certification: Pay and Career Trajectory
    I’m on a mission to find out more about the value of HR certification. At Workology, we’re a proud approved provider of both SHRM and HRCI certifications. I’m also excited because, starting in 2019,...Workology is the art and science of work,…
    - 20 hours ago, 12 Dec 18, 6:16pm -
  • newNew Year’s Resolutions: Be Yourself in 2019 (And Beyond)
    Oscar Wilde’s most famous quote, “Be yourself everyone else is already taken,” maybe the new mantra for the next generation of workers. It is amazing that he has been deceased for over a century and...Workology is the art and science of work,…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 3:45pm -
  • newHow Employers Can Help Employees Improve Health and Wealth Engagement
    This post is sponsored by HSA Bank empowering employees and employers to do make the most of their healthcare dollars. See our FTC disclosure at the end.  The costs and expenses associated with...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and re…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 3:17pm -
  • Ep 161 – The Value of HR Certification: #HRCI or #SHRM?
    I’m on a mission to find out more about the value of HR certification. At Workology, we’re a proud approved provider of both SHRM and HRCI. I’m also excited because we now offer SHRM Prep Course...Workology is the art and science of work, HR…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 3:50pm -
  • 3 Ways to Get #HRCI Credits Online and Continuing Education
    LEARN offers 2 free course credits including a business HRCI credit for free. Click here to get started.  HRCI and SHRM combined have nine credential programs. Between the two, there are nine...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recr…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 2:26pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • How Do Great Leaders Move Forward? Dan Schawbel Says Get “Back To Human”
    It takes me a while to get through business books. There is so much competing for my attention: Ozark on Netflix, pics of my friends’ kids on Instagram, my daily skinny, non-fat, vanilla latte, hot from Starbucks.  However, every now and then a bo…
    - 43 days ago, 31 Oct 18, 5:51pm -
  • Can Technology End Unconscious Recruiting Bias?
    Can HR technology and chatbots remove unconscious bias in recruiting? I’m telling you there’s a chance. Let’s start with this one fact: Most of us really, really like ourselves. A lot. We usually believe the way we do things is pretty spot on.…
    - 51 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 7:00pm -
  • Big Acquisition News from LinkedIn! #TalentConnect Week at #DBHR
    Hey Gang — it’s day one of LinkedIn #TalentConnect Week and we are starting off with a BANG.  Watch this short clip to hear about some BIG LinkedIn acquisition news…
    - 66 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 6:28pm -
  • On DBHR> It’s LinkedIn #TalentConnect Week!
    Hello Friends!  I’m happy to announce the beginning of LinkedIn Talent Connect Week at DBHR.  Next Week (October 8-11, 2018) LinkedIn is having their annual Talent Connect conference in Anaheim, CA.  I’m thrill to announce I will both cover an…
    - 69 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 4:59pm -
  • #HRTechConf 2018: Text Recruiting Is HERE
    Yesterday the 2018 #HRTechnology conference kicked off in wonderful, fabulous Las Vegas. HR pros, this is a conference that should be on your annual must-go-to list, so add it to your 2019 budget now. Most companies use some sort of employee “syste…
    - 93 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 6:35pm -
  • When A Colleague Gets Their Just Rewards, Graciousness Wins
    We’ve all dealt with a colleague or boss who treated us poorly. It hasn’t been the norm in my world, so when it has happened occasionally, I’d channel the five stages of grief in 48 hours: Denial: Did that just happen Anger: Eff that guy! Barga…
    - 20 Jul 18, 5:06pm -

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

  • HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years!
    HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years! Did you know that HR Florida is celebrating their 40th-anniversary event in Orlando next week?  It’s not too late to register.  That’s amazing.   I’m a huge fan of HR Florida, the state chapter for SHRM. …
    - 22 Aug 18, 4:20pm -
  • The #SHRM18 Podcast Extravaganza @DriveThruHR
    Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast (part two) Podcast sponsored by CUE Inc.  and ClearCompany On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team…
    - 14 Jun 18, 9:31pm -
  • Questions and Answers in Difficult Times
    Questions and Answers in Difficult Times  I’ve been thinking about questions and answers a lot the last few days.  I’ll come back to that point in a bit. SHRM has C-suite level executives as keynote speakers at their National Conference and Exp…
    - 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast
      Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM Nat…
    - 20 Mar 18, 7:51pm -
  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -
  • You need to be at WorkHuman 2018
    Only Two Days Left to Save $300 on WorkHuman 2018 Have you heard of WorkHuman?  If you haven’t, you should check it out.   It’s an event. It’s a movement.  It’s among the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended. If you know about WorkHu…
    - 29 Dec 17, 8:54pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • Signing Off the Acacia HR Blog for 2018
    This blog started in 2010 before the business was even official. I started a blog (then called HR Chatterbox) as a way to keep myself relevant while I decided what I wanted to do after a layoff. When I started the business, the blog switched to being…
    - 28 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • Course Correcting a Lack of Accountability
    Whenever we talk to a new startup client, we ask questions around the type of environment they want to build for employees. What type of culture do they want to have? What is their leadership style and how do they plan to work within it and adjust wh…
    - 31 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • The Advantage of Perspective: How Knowing Your Personality Type Creates Understanding
    I tweeted last week that I was very frustrated with someone for acting like an introvert. The irony in that? I’m an introvert. This individual kept emailing instead of picking up the phone to discuss, assumed I understood what was in her head and w…
    - 35 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • SHRM’s Newest Event Could be a Game Changer for HR Departments of One
    Last year, at the annual SHRM conference, there was a greater focus on HR Departments of One. I heard a stat, and I’m not sure if it’s true so take it for what it is, that 72,000 SHRM members are HRDOO. If that is accurate, that is nearly 25% of…
    - 38 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • HR Compliance in 2019: Everything Small Businesses Need to Know [Webinar]
    Most of the time, when the, “everything you need to know for the next year” posts and webinars start popping up, I ignore them. Anyone who works closely with me (or lives with me) will tell you that I am a jump out of the plane and build the para…
    - 42 days ago, 1 Nov 18, 1:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • Zombie Human Resources; #DTHR Comes Back from the Dead
    Podcasting is hot. It’s so hot that every person I know seems to have a podcast. Sometimes it seems as if it’s gotten to the point where one of my dogs (I put my money on Mr. Crumples) is soonThe post Zombie Human Resources; #DTHR Comes Back fro…
    - 44 days ago, 30 Oct 18, 12:14pm -
  • I Refuse to Maintain the Status Quo
    I dare say that most humans are creatures of habit and routine. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; in our hurly-burly lives it’s nice to rely on muscle-memory so we can drive the same daily route to the office orThe post I Refuse to Maintain th…
    - 59 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 1:01pm -
  • Workin’ for a Livin’ – HR Style
    Is work something we need to fix? Is work broken? Does work suck? Unfortunately, for far too many people, the answer is an overwhelming “yes.” Earlier this year my friend Laurie Ruettimann launched the “Let’s Fix Work” podcast where sheThe…
    - 72 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 12:01pm -
  • “Wait til @jkjhr sees us, he loves us!” – #ILSHRM18
    Many of us like to point to our vast social networks and talk about the friendships we have either made or deepened that are directly attributable to hanging out on social media. I, for one, can point to the earlyThe post “Wait til @jkjhr sees us,…
    - 80 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 2:46pm -
  • Eeeww: The Top Employee “Issue” That Makes HR People Queasy
    Working in human resources means you get to do all sorts of cool things related to organizational culture, employee experience, performance and development, and change management. Sometimes you just get to crank out some good old-fashioned rah-rah ch…
    - 30 Aug 18, 12:47pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • Visible | Accountable | Sustainable: Performance & Talent Management
    Has performance management really changed that much since World War I? I would have to say Yes, but not because of the new fads making headlines. The companies and leaders that have successfully led people towards a shared purpose will beg to differ…
    - 19 Mar 18, 6:23am -
  • Is BYOS the next frontier for #HRTech?
    The words BYOD are no longer new to anyone. In fact with most companies allowing, encouraging and providing support for various devices, it is now expected that most employees will bring one or more devices to work and use them for work. However, wha…
    - 28 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • AI for Dummies
    What is it? Artificial Intelligence, as wiki describes it, is “any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.” It goes on to provide other definitions, but I like this derivation “a…
    - 8 Jan 18, 8:15am -
  • Pre-hire Assessments Redefined
    Wow, that turned out to be the wrong person for the job! Felt this way after recruiting someone you hired recently? I have and I know I am not alone. This happens more often than it should in the hiring process. Most companies make candidates go thro…
    - 7 Dec 17, 10:48pm -
  • Series: Part 2: What does a diverse workforce look like?
    If you have recently visited hrtechgirl, you may have read my post on Is Diversity delivering ROI?. This piqued my interest in all things diversity and inclusion. So this post looks at some thoughts around “What does a diverse workforce look like?…
    - 25 Sep 17, 11:26pm -
  • Fabulous, Functional and Affordable – the new age of HRIS
    Is your HRIS fabulous, functional and affordable? The HRIS market is exploding with options. In fact, a google search for HRIS might leave you with over 7 million results. Sounds overwhelming? I can understand why. But search for fabulous HRIS and yo…
    - 28 Aug 17, 10:44pm -

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

  • newBilling Manager Masterclass. ‘Super-Early-Bird’ closing soon.
    Super Early Bird deal closes in two days! Secrets of the Successful Billing Manager This is the big one. An all-new masterclass for Billing Managers, the hardest job in recruitment. That is, any recruiter who has to juggle personal targets with manag…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 6:37pm -
  • Do you have a ‘lets-piss-candidates-off’ strategy?
    The massive criticism of agency recruiters over the treatment of candidates? Often justified. Plenty of poorly trained recruiters around, and plenty more who don’t care enough to make an effort. But understand this. Agency recruiters do not come in…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 7:40pm -
  • New! Greg Savage Masterclass. ‘The Billing Manager’.
    Billing. Managing. Leading. Secrets of the Successful Billing Manager This is the big one. An all-new masterclass for Billing Managers, the hardest job in recruitment. That is, any recruiter who has to juggle personal targets and managing consultants…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 8:00pm -
  • Nothing is tougher than leading in a downturn.
    My previous two blogs were on the theme of ensuring your company is recession-proof. The first, ‘A recession is coming. And you will not survive’, told tales of recessions past, and how we rode them out when many others did not. Last week in ‘R…
    - 24 days ago, 19 Nov 18, 8:01pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Always be recruiting. Even if you are not hiring.
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘Always be recruiting. Even if you are…
    - 27 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 7:40pm -
  • Recession. Are you vulnerable?
    I ask all my clients to consider this question at Board level. And it always shocks them.   “What would happen if our permanent Gross Profit (Net fees) dropped by 50%, and temporary/contract GP by 25%? And the drop occurred in a month and did not…
    - 38 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 5:15am -

HR Ringleader

  • The HR Federation 2019 HCM Trends Report
    The HR Federation, a network of leading HR market analysts, bring our research together to identify the most impactful trends for 2019.  We believe organizational leaders like you need a holistic approach to the Human Capital Management market to en…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • Considerations When Implementing A New HR Technology Strategy
    The City of Memphis is going through a HR transformation journey and it is being supported by the technology they are putting in place. Ms. Smith shared some of the challenges, their approaches to those challenges, and some of the early results. Rea…
    - 36 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 11:26am -
  • Keeping Your Career On Track: Get Rid of the Moles
    In every workplace, there are people who behave like moles.  They are often quiet about it, but they scurry around derailing your hard work at every turn.   Read More ...
    - 36 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 10:53am -
  • Ten Conference Commandments for #HRTechConf
    Remember, there are many reasons professionals attend conferences.  The reason with the most benefit is networking.  By trying new ways to boost your networking skills and opportunities you will come home knowing you had a successful event! Rea…
    - 94 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 2:54pm -
  • Making Use of HR Data
    Anytime you attend an analytics session, there is this underlying feeling of dread about the volume of data that you’re about to consume. In this session, Nicole was able to condense the results down to a consumable amount, then relate the response…
    - 29 Aug 18, 5:17pm -

People Equation

  • 5 Reasons to Read “Back to Human”
    Dan Schawbel has made a living researching and writing about Millennials. As a member of the the generation born between 1981 and 1996, he’s in a unique position to offer career advice about this much-discussed demographic. Schawbel’s two previou…
    - 30 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 11:51am -
  • Be Kind to One Another at Work
    Tomorrow is World Kindness Day. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to be kind. And, as Barbara De Angelis points out, you get something out of the deal too. Everybody wins. So be kind to one another at work and see what happens. For work-related ideas…
    - 31 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 11:30am -
  • 1-1 Meetings Getting Stale? Make this Change for Better Results
    Acknowledging team success via a “Friday Wins Meeting” like this one at content marketing tech firm Percolate has become standard practice at many companies. Many teams also informally share wins at their daily huddle meetings. There’s somethin…
    - 66 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 10:30am -
  • Planting Seeds of Greatness Requires You to SEE the Human in Your Employees
    Great leaders are like farmers; they plant seeds of greatness in their employees. Then these leaders provide all the conditions necessary for them to grow. So says Kevin Ames, co-author of Appreciate: Celebrating People, Inspiring Greatness. Ames, wh…
    - 77 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 5:06pm -
  • How to Become a Modern Elder
    It makes for a great fish-out-of-water movie premise: fifty-something worker has to report to a much younger boss and is perplexed with the change in power structure (ala Dennis Quaid’s character in In Good Company.) But it’s not so funny when yo…
    - 86 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:30am -
  • 4 Low-Cost Ways to Develop Your Team’s Soft Skills
    Leaders are often reminded “what’s inspected gets done.” While this adage is typically applied to measurable task-related behaviors such as productions goals, it’s also relevant for human elements of the workplace like interpersonal skills. A…
    - 27 Aug 18, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newCan we talk about the Kevin Hart Academy Award thing!?
    If you haven’t seen or heard, comedian Kevin Hart was asked to host the Oscars. It’s a big deal for an entertainer to get that gig, 25-30 million viewers big! After it was announced, some news outlets ran some stories about some homophobic tweets…
    - 24 hours ago, 12 Dec 18, 1:55pm -
  • newThe 12 Steps of a Recovery Passionate A**hole!
    I wrote a post a while back titled, “The 5 Things HR Leaders Need to Know About Developing Employees“. In that post I had a paragraph: When I was young in my career, I was very ‘passionate’. That’s what I liked calling it – passionate.  …
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 1:55pm -
  • newEmployee Holiday Gift Guide
    It’s usually HR’s job to come up with the annual employee gift. Most companies are lame and will do the exact same thing every year. If they don’t give a turkey on Thanksgiving, they’ll definitely give out turkeys at Christmas. If they did gi…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 1:55pm -
  • Does it Capture Eyeballs? #RecruitmentMarketing
    First off, hat tip to my buddy, Glen Cathey for sharing the article I’m about to reference. If you don’t know Glen, do yourself a favor and get to know him, follow him, stalk him. He’s brilliant and I read everything he ever puts out. If releas…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 12:55pm -
  • Transform Recruitment Marketing Conference is Back for June 2019!!! @Smashfly
    Transform is Back!!! Smashfly Transform is the bold community that’s impressively grown from 200 at the first-ever Recruitment Marketing Conference in Boston in 2016 to more than 10,000 strong across the globe today. Transform is the place for this…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 3:01pm -
  • Gen Z HR Pros!! Are you ready to blog or vlog? I want you to join me!
    So, this summer my son, Cameron, and I started up this series on my blog called, “Career Confessions of Gen Z”. He did an awesome job finding his voice and creating compelling content that was coming straight from the mouth of Gen Z, and not some…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 1:55pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • “GHOSTING” HAS TO STOP NOW!- NO ONE WINS
    I had never heard the term “ghosting” until this year.  I mean it isn’t a brand new term. It is a topic and word that has been discussed in the workplace for several years now.  I just never thought I WOULD EXPERIENCE IT.   After all, I…
    - 21 Aug 18, 2:53pm -
  • Are You CHASING or BEING CHASED by Employers?
    In 2007 I lost my job.  I didn’t hit quota.  I was put on a P.I.P. (Performance Improvement Plan) and I didn’t make the numbers I was supposed to make.  I worked hard.  I put in the hours.  I just didn’t meet their expectations.  Looking…
    - 1 Feb 18, 2:53pm -
  • The CANDIDATES Are Just Not That Into You!
    I remember dating.  Sometimes it was fun, and other times I think I remember feeling like I would rather be locked in my room than to be on that date.  Usually I knew pretty quickly if there was chemistry or a match.  I can’t imagine doing it ag…
    - 15 Jan 18, 9:01pm -
  • Before You Say “YES”, Ask These 5 Questions
    As a recruiter, I encounter candidates in different stages of their job search. I talk to people who haven’t looked for a job in years, and I also talk to people who change jobs regularly. It could be personal preference/choice, or it could or it c…
    - 18 Sep 17, 3:32am -
  • SALES SPOTLIGHT- Jason Bagshaw- What it takes to be #1
    This week I have the great pleasure of interviewing Jason Bagshaw of Deltek.  Jason is one of my very good friends and quite honestly one of the hardest working and most successful salespeople I know.  His answers are spot on and it is obvious to m…
    - 20 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • 30 Minutes is NOT Long Enough to Interview with the Hiring Manager
    Let’s talk about the interview process for a minute. A recruiter scours the internet for the right candidates. They call the competition. They look through all of the applications. They work very hard to make sure they are identifying the right tal…
    - 12 Jun 17, 3:00pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • Is Perfectionism Required to Be Successful?
    In a business world often still very male dominated, being a woman can be a challenge. How do women manage the challenges and strive to be successful? Often, it’s by trying to be perfect. We’re taught by culture that perfectionism is supposed to…
    - 51 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • 6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
    - 58 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
    - 73 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 2:34pm -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 28 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kristy Wallace, Ellevate Network
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 23 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • HR Practitioners’ Relationship With HR Technology – “It’s Complicated” #HRTechConf
    For those who work in or regularly interact within the HR technology space, it may be tempting to assume that all HR practitioners are well-versed in and understand both the value and limits of workplace technology.  That in the year 2018, when we a…
    - 24 Jul 18, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #304: Stela Lupushor
    John Sumser speaks with Stela Lupushor, founder and Chief Executive Re-framer of Reframe Work, a consulting firm advising organizations on workplace inclusion. Most recently, Stela established and led the people analytics functions at Fidelity Invest…
    - 21 hours ago, 12 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • newEverything’s On The Record
    "There used to be two ways to tell someone something, in person or in writing, one on the record, one informal. Our new ways of communicating have added nuance and changed our views." - Heather Bussing
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:30pm -
  • The Twisted HR / Employee Relationship
    "My premise is this: the HR/Employee relationship is dysfunctional and almost surely codependent." - Paul Hebert
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 12:30pm -
  • HRExaminer v9.49
    Does your organization have a process and tools that highlight warning signs, triggers, or alarms when your data for key performance measures go out of range? Erin Spencer explains more in, The Timer’s Going Off. Mary Faulkner shares s…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #303: Brian Sommer
    John Sumser speaks with Brian Sommer, the Founder of TechVentive and an Enterprise software industry analyst that covers the ERP, finance, and HR sectors for Diginomica and other publications.
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 12:30pm -
  • Scaling the Enterprise
    "It’s a long way from product launch to achieving scale. Making any serious Enterprise Software viable is like seasoning a cast iron skillet. Usage makes it better." - John Sumser
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 12:30pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newTech Career Advice: Take Control Of Finding Your Next Job
    I am seeing a trend lately with the conversations I am having with tech pros… and I am not sure if it is because I have been attending more tech events and meetups so these conversations find me, if it...
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 11:23pm -
  • newMy Minnebar 2018 Presentation: Managing Your IT Career v10 (Why Recruiters Suck So Bad)
    Minnestar sent out their email newsletter today and I saw after the Minnedemo 31 save the date for February 7 at Pantages Theater and the Minnebar 14 save the date for April 27th at Best Buy HQ’s… there is a...
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 11:26pm -
  • Minneapolis And St Paul Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers: Talent & Recruitment Manager - Full Time Job - Element Fleet Corporation Staffing Specialist - Full Time Job - Hennepin County Talent Acquisition…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Dec 18, 10:51pm -
  • Poll: Most Promising Minnesota Startup
    The Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal has their annual poll open for voting => “What's the most promising Minnesota startup of 2018?” This year’s list: Bind Benefits Bright Health Dispatch Foodsby HabitAware Sansoro Health Sezzle That’s a…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 3:14pm -
  • 10 Minutes With Neal Tovsen, CTO, Consultant And Tech Community Supporter
    “10 Minutes With…” is a blog series where I get to promote old friends, friends of friends, new people I have met and those who are doing cool and interesting things in Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota and the Midwest....
    - 10 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 12:17am -
  • Minneapolis And St Paul Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers: Technical Sourcing Recruiter - Full Time Job - Amazon Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - Amazon Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time...
    - 10 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 6:55pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newThe Killer HR App – Your Face

    - 22 hours ago, 12 Dec 18, 3:55pm -
  • newGiving a Christmas Bonus So Employees Don’t End Up Feeling Like Clark Griswold
    The more holiday seasons I work, the more I feel like Clark Griswold. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, the character certainly will. It’s the role Chevy Chase played numerous times, but most memorably in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. A…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:38pm -
  • newBest Places to Work Isn’t Real, but…
    Any of the best places to work lists are basically just a marketing gimmick. We all know this, right? RIGHT!? (Let’s be clear, I’m not actually talking about the specific company ‘Best Places’, but the concept of awards that say you’re bett…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 2:56pm -
  • The Career (and Life) Benefits of Going Global
    I’ve had the really good fortune of traveling internationally for a good chunk of my career. It’s been a career filled with humbling and tremendous learning, derived from surviving the potent mix of immigration/border security lines, horrific pl…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 3:59pm -
  • The Five New Year’s Resolutions of an HR Leader
    2019 is just around the corner and HR leaders everywhere are making their New Year’s resolutions. I’m not talking about false promises to lay off gluten, flatten that spare tire around the midsection, call grandma in Sheboygan more often, eat mo…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 2:11pm -
  • Why HR Should Pay Attention to Technology Design Trends
    Technology is eating the world. Everything – and I don’t say this with any hyperbole – is technology. Even the human stuff we do every day (or should do every day) is a function of technology. I’m almost positive if HR (and business in genera…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 3:34pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • The Alternative Workforce: It Isn’t So Alternative Any More
    Over the last few years we’ve talked extensively about the alternative workforce; contract, contingent, gig, and crowd-sourced workers. Well, we now know that this workforce is bigger than you...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 1:24pm -
  • Learning In The Flow Of Work: Arriving Now
    Several months ago I started writing about Learning in The Flow Of Work, an idea based on many trends in the workforce today. (video details below.) Well, I want to give you an update: a lot of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory S…
    - 13 days ago, 30 Nov 18, 2:39pm -
  • We Wasted Ten Years Talking About Performance Ratings. The Seven Things We’ve Learned.
    I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve had talking with companies about changing their performance management process. Going back to 2015 articles were written by people like Marcus Buckingham and...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Ad…
    - 28 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 11:54pm -
  • Why Did SAP Pay $8 Billion To Acquire Qualtrics?
    This week was a big one in the world of enterprise software: SAP announced plans to acquire Qualtrics, a fast-growing scrappy provider of survey and feedback software, for $8 billion. And this was...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisor…
    - 30 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 11:51pm -
  • New Research Shows “Heavy Learners” More Confident, Successful, and Happy at Work
    I’ve been studying HR and L&D for almost 20 years now, and I constantly get the question “how do you compute the ROI of learning?”I get tired of answering this question, so I...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in…
    - 34 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 8:04pm -
  • Learning In The Flow Of Work: What It’s All About
    Here is a brand new video of my presentation on the topic, delivered at LinkedIn Talent Connect this Fall.... Read more»The post Learning In The Flow Of Work: What It’s All About...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services i…
    - 39 days ago, 4 Nov 18, 9:00pm -

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • newRecruitment and Millennial Stereotypes
    The Hiring Game and Overcoming Millennial Stereotypes You’ve read the headlines: Millennials Are Entitled, Millennials Are Job Hoppers, or the infamous Millennials Are Lazy. The common perception of millennials, those who are born from 1981-1996, i…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 18, 1:21pm -
  • newTailoring SEO to Grow Your HR Strategy
    SEO and HR Strategy: Using Search Tools to Improve Your Human Resources Have you ever wondered what your employees really think about your company? Of course, you have. You probably do surveys and ask for feedback on exit interviews. We all do, but w…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 2:11pm -
  • newHRchat Podcast Interview: HR and Supporting Entrepreneurship with Matt Burns, Global HR Collective
    In the latest episode of the HRchat show, Bill Banham talks with Matt Burns, Founder of Global HR Collective and Member & Contributor at Forbes Human Resources Council. Listen to discover: What is Global HR Collective, what’s the mission and how…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 1:55pm -
  • newHolidays and the Office: Company Party Etiquette
    It is the holiday season which means lots of company events! When you’re tasked with putting on an event for the whole company, it can be difficult to know where to start. If you want to be able to throw something that will live long in the memory,…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 8:22pm -
  • newHow to Make Your Workplace Happier and Healthier in 2019
    On average, we spend most of our waking hours at the office, with about four in 10 workers logging more than 50 hours a week! With so much time spent in the workplace, it’s understandable that we’d want to make it as comfortable and enjoyable as…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 2:20pm -
  • Employee Onboarding Best Practices For 2019
    New employees are usually filled with enthusiasm to contribute to a company’s success. Onboarding is one of the most important things for them. Though it doesn’t seem like a big deal, as an HR professional it is your responsibility to make sure t…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 1:26pm -

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

  • The Best Gift to Give !!
    We’re in the midst of the holiday season. You can’t escape the endless string of Christmas music or the many, many television channels completely dedicated to Christmas movies. Every retail location is decorated to the hilt as well. You can’t e…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 12:07am -
  • Dig In !!
    Entering December, the last place I thought I’d be was out in my yard doing one last round of yard work, but that’s where I was this Sunday !! I spent over 3 1/2 hours cutting down dead items from our many flower beds, picking up sticks from coun…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 12:44am -
  • What You Have . . .
    This past week we celebrated Thanksgiving in the States. It is my favorite holiday because it is a chance to step back, reflect and give thanks for all that you have. We kept things low key as my immediate family gathered. It was wonderful to spend t…
    - 18 days ago, 26 Nov 18, 1:03am -
  • Blanket Forts !!
    I remember that when I was young my brother and I would pull out as many blankets as we could and start “building.” We’d drape them over and piece of furniture we could find and make our fort. Some forts were small, but most were massive and se…
    - 25 days ago, 19 Nov 18, 12:29am -
  • Is This the Real Life ??
    “Is this just fantasy? . . .” The opening lyrics to the Queen classic anthem “Bohemian Rhapsody” grab me every time.  This weekend I went to see the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, because I am a huge Queen fan, and have been for many decades. I l…
    - 31 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 2:20am -
  • Vote.
    There is always some level of risk when you delve into the world of politics. I’m cool with that because this is a topic that is critical in my opinion. Now, take a deep breath before you read on. This isn’t a post that is for or against any cand…
    - 39 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 12:27am -

Workplace Diva

  • newFeeling slow and sluggish at work? Blame global warming
    Feeling tired at work lately? Well, you might be able to blame your exhaustion on more than poor sleep habits, because rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere could be making everyone feel tired, and stupid! I'll type slowly so we can all unde…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 7:43pm -
  • 2019 workplace trends: re-evaluating social media scoring of applicants
    If you want a job in certain industries these days, then it's a good idea to have a lot of followers on social media. But after what we've seen in the last year, maybe it's time to admit this thinking could be wrong.Many employers love to see a job c…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 5:17pm -
  • Hello? How to deal with coworkers who stare
    Another day at work, another day of dealing with the coworker who knows you're there, but never acknowledges you. Sometimes, you catch this coworker staring at you. Let's stare down this uncomfortable workplace problem together!Before we go any furth…
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 6:46pm -
  • 2019 workplace trends: pawternity benefits
    It may sound barking mad, but "pawternity" benefits -- a.k.a. time off to be with a new pet -- are shaping up to be a hot workplace perk for 2019. Woof!Our pets are our furry babies, so why shouldn't employees get some time off to acquaint a newly-ad…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 5:21pm -
  • When you want to walk but your coworker insists on driving
    You're on your way to meet a client whose office is four blocks away. You start walking in that direction, but your teammate makes a beeline for her car. "I can drive!" she says. "It's too far to walk." Huh?You don't mind walking. In fact, a short, b…
    - 13 days ago, 30 Nov 18, 6:28pm -
  • It's 2018, where is my paperless office?
    A new study finds your coworkers might see you as neurotic and uncaring just because your work area is cluttered. Let's meet by the water cooler to discuss!Psychologists at the University of Michigan (Flint and Ann Arbor campuses) explored the dirty…
    - 16 days ago, 27 Nov 18, 3:16pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newHow to Write a Killer Resume for Mechanical Engineering
    In many ways, writing a resume for a mechanical engineering job is no different than writing a resume for any other type of job. You want to highlight specific achievements that show your suitability for the position, pay attention to the details whe…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 7:48pm -
  • newWant to Become a Top Leader? Here are Some Ways an MBA Degree Can Help
    If your career plan is focused on you becoming a great leader at some point, either ASAP or sometime down the track, it’s important to start working on developing your managerial skills and traits sooner rather than later.  There are many abilitie…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 7:36pm -
  • new5 Ways Essaybots helps you to write Academic essays
    Essaybot is an expert essay writing tool who helps you in writing an excellent essay when given the topic and the suggestions. It also helps to find and complete your sentences for your essay using Artificial intelligence. In case, you are worried a…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 2:00pm -
  • Recruiters and Job Fairs
    Recruiters are critical for any company. They are part of the human resources team. One of the biggest tactics in the human resources department is recruiting and maintaining an efficient staff. The human resources department will either hire an inte…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 8:50pm -
  • How Essaybot Helps You Write Academic Essay
    Have you ever had a block while essay writing? Do you have a unique term paper to help you stand out? Or you a procrastinator like me, and you are left with just one night to write an essay. I might have just what you need. Introducing the Essaybot E…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 4:48pm -
  • How to Create a Great Work Environment for Millennial Employees
    As we have evolved as a society, our idea of a job, making a living and being employed has changed significantly. Work is no longer just a means to a check, it’s actually a place we seek fulfillment, purpose and happiness. This is especially true f…
    - 14 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 2:56pm -

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

  • How to draw up your career growth plan
    The career growth plan creates a spirit of accountability by documenting your responsibility in making the future happen. You can take these steps to develop your career growth planContinue reading How to draw up your career growth plan at Human Re…
    - 12 Jul 18, 1:43am -
  • How To Become A Top Performer In Your Company?
    To become a top performer, the first step is to stretch yourself, go beyond your limits, for limits are set by the human mind and can be reset by you. By setting higher standards, you would place a challenge for yourself and strive hard to achieve it…
    - 12 Jun 18, 1:49am -
  • How To Receive Feedback Constructively To Grow In Your Career
    Mostly we mistake this ability as a sign of weakness, nothing can be further from the truth. Ability to receive feedback constructively is a sign of courage and mighty.Continue reading How To Receive Feedback Constructively To Grow In Your Career at…
    - 12 May 18, 2:01am -
  • How To Do A Good Performance Review
    Continue reading How To Do A Good Performance Review at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 12 Apr 18, 4:18am -
  • How to Turbo Charge Your Career
    Continue reading How to Turbo Charge Your Career at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 12 Apr 18, 2:18am -
  • How To Become Better at Global Thinking
    Continue reading How To Become Better at Global Thinking at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 12 Mar 18, 2:33am -

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

  • What I'm Thankful for in 2018!
    Thanksgiving. Can't let it come and go without telling you what I'm thankful for. First and foremost, I'm thankful for an incredible family, my faith, the blessing of meaningful work, etc. Next up? I'm thankful for the incredible melting pot...
    - 22 days ago, 21 Nov 18, 1:26pm -
  • The HR Capitalist is on Break Finishing a Book...
    Quick post - to let all who are kind enough to subscribe and read this site daily know where I am. After 11 years of posting almost every business day, I'm taking a month off to put the finishing touches...
    - 66 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 4:57pm -
  • Amazon Raising All US Workers to a Minimum of $15/hr Is The Simplest Business Decision Ever...
    In case you missed it, Amazon announced today that it would establish a $15/hr minimum hourly wage for all 350,000 of its U.S. employees. The new pay threshold will go into effect Nov. 1 and impact all full-time, temporary and...
    - 72 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 5:18pm -
  • HR HATER WEEK: Why Passive HR People Fail to Deal With The Problem...
    Capitalist Note: This week is HR Haters week at the Capitalist. Let's ID the personas out there who don't respect HR and figure out how to deal with them. See the first two posts in this series here and here....
    - 84 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 1:38pm -
  • HR HATER WEEK: How the People Who Hate HR Will Stick It You...
    Capitalist Note: This week is HR Haters week at the Capitalist. Let's ID the personas out there who don't respect HR and figure out how to deal with them. HOW THE PEOPLE WHO HATE HR WILL STICK IT TO YOU...
    - 86 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 2:27pm -
  • HR HATER WEEK: Identifying People Who Hate HR...
    Capitalist Note: This week is HR Haters week at the Capitalist. Let's ID the personas out there who don't respect HR and figure out how to deal with them. ----------------------------- I’ve been in HR for over 20 years. I’m somewhat...
    - 87 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 4:42pm -

Unbridled Talent

  • Success, Leading To Win and Faith with Eric Peoples
    What you feed will live and what you starve will die – the same principle applies to leadership. If you want to be a great leader, you have to feed your fire to serve and inspire. Today, Jennifer and Eric to talk about success, leadership, and coac…
    - 70 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Finding Your Voice and Telling Your Story with Val Brown
    Whether you’re thrilled or terrified to talk about your story, it’s important to remember that everyone has something unique to share with the world – one that’s meaningful and inspiring. But how do you tell your story without compromising yo…
    - 77 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • From Felon to Entrepreneur and Impact Maker with Adam Martin
    What if we were all given an unlimited amount of grace despite our shortcomings? Adam Martin is the Founder of F5 Project, an organization that provides job and housing opportunities to felons leaving the prison system so they can have a sense of pur…
    - 98 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • Bringing Clarity and New Practices to Diversity and Inclusion with Joe Gerstandt
    Joe Gerstandt isn’t just a straight white dad with tons of tattoos. He’s also an expert on diversity and inclusion who has trained leaders at Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, the government, and more. He also speaks on how each of us can becom…
    - 30 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • 6 Ways to Share Your Personal Brand with the World
    Communicating your personal brand doesn’t have to be complicated. Your next step is often right under your nose! This episode concludes Jennifer’s three part series on personal branding, and she shares 6 ways that you can do to begin sharing your…
    - 23 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Taking Your Personal Brand to the Next Level with Jennifer McClure
    In the words of Sally Hogshead, “Different is better than better.” In the second part of a 3-part series on personal branding, Jennifer shares some tools, strategies and exercises from her Personal Brand Worksheet that you can use to discover whe…
    - 16 Aug 18, 1:00pm -

True Faith HR

  • Was There Ever A Golden Age of Conversation?
    The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series kicked off its theme of "Technology and Community"with Dr. Carol Bruess discussing "Our Love-Affair With Technology: Some (Inconvenient) Truths."Given the topic, it was not surprising to hea…
    - 76 days ago, 28 Sep 18, 1:57pm -
  • True Faith #HR Replay: Why HR Should Care About The @NBASummerLeague #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas today and meeting up with the whole (?) 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Tim Sackett, and, possibly Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If…
    - 8 Jul 18, 5:53pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM19 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2019 Conference being held in Las Vegas, June 23-26.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (…
    - 21 Jun 18, 2:39pm -
  • True Faith #HR Rewind: The MBTI of Easter
    Originally posted March 27, 2016 While some believe there are 16 distinct personality types based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I've long held there are 16 distinct personality types based on Easter candy preference...the ECTI.  The…
    - 28 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Speaker Evaluations and #SHRM18
    Last year on the SHRM blog, I bemoaned the sorry state of affairs of speaker evaluations by those HR professionals who are supposedly experienced in the art of giving feedback.  Too often, the comments given to speakers are rarely helpful, or, frank…
    - 23 Mar 18, 7:34pm -
  • The Shape of #WorkHuman
    Copyright Fox SearchlightTwo weeks ago, "The Shape of Water" earned the Best Picture win at the Academy Awards.  Set in a high security government lab in the 1960s, this literal fish out of water tale tells the unique story of a mute woman who falls…
    - 20 Mar 18, 1:48pm -

HR Potential

  • Can HR ever be ethical?
    Following on from last week’s post What is HRM? I asked the students for their opinions on whether HR can ever be ethical. If you are interested in the background to this lecture, please refer to last year’s blog post. Yes, HR can be Ethical Thi…
    - 57 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 7:17am -
  • What is HRM? 2018
    It’s that time of year again when I ask students to submit their comments and ideas about the fundamental basis of HRM. It’s pretty hard to believe that my last posts on the blog were of the exact same questions last year – that’s PhD life fo…
    - 63 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:51am -
  • Can HRM ever be ethical?
    This post is part of a mini series in which I am engaging the students from my module in answering fundamental questions about HRM. The module is critically focussed (rather than mainstream), based on the necessity that HRM reflect and critique it’…
    - 2 Oct 17, 12:01pm -
  • What is HRM?
    For those of you who aren’t aware, I run a module for students in the final year of their undergraduate degree called Employee Resourcing and Development. In order to differentiate the module, as well as building on the student’s knowledge from…
    - 23 Sep 17, 12:53pm -
  • #durhamminersgala 2017 favourite snaps
    The Durham Miner’s Gala is one of my favourite days of the year. I have been attending most of them for around 13 years. I love the brass band music, the colourful banners and the history of the event. This year I decided to take a camera and try t…
    - 15 Jul 17, 9:45am -
  • From Political Economy to the Job Centre
    Last week I attended the Critical Management Studies conference, hosted by Edge Hill University in the faded grandeur of the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. It was my second time visiting the city and also my second academic conference. Although my strea…
    - 14 Jul 17, 11:20am -

Evil HR Lady

  • newWhy I Had to Ruin the Lives of Four Teenagers on a Tram
    Last week I was on the tram when a group of teenage boys came and sat near me. Their language was atrocious and they kept calling each other “gay.” So, knowing that their behavior at 13 was indicative of how they would be for their entire liv…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:04pm -
  • newDilemma Of The Month: How To Handle An Activist Employee
    One of our employees is a vegan activist, and has started posting material on the “evils of eating meat” outside his cubicle or leaving them strewn around shared spaces (in the kitchen, near the copier, etc.). Is there anything I can do about thi…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 11:48am -
  • Study: The Surprising Thing Holding Women Back
    I worked for Burger King for about 18 months during and after high school. I quit at the end of the summer to go away to college. When I returned to my hometown following my freshman year of college, in need of a summer job, I didn’t even think of…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Dec 18, 1:44pm -
  • The Best Office Secret Santa Idea Ever (Throwback Friday)
    Office holiday gift exchanges are designed to be fun, but in the end, you often end up buying something someone else doesn’t like, need, or want and receiving something you don’t like, need, or want. We keep doing it in the name of “fun.” Man…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • Sorry, HR, You Don’t Get Any Friends at Work–The DisruptHR Talk
    A few months ago, I wrote an article about how HR can’t have friends at work and it kind of created controversy. LinkedIn went kind of nuts discussing it, with people digging in their heels on both sides. I stand firmly behind my position that true…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 11:25am -
  • From Believe All Women to Hire No Women?
    If Neil deGrasse Tyson’s accusers had come forth 5 years ago, it wouldn’t have made a blip in the media–traditional or social. Two of the accusations involved him being “creepy.” That is, he looked further at a tattoo of the planets on a wo…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 1:35pm -

Lean HR

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

Total Picture Radio

Fishdogs

  • Sourcecon preview from speaker Craig Fisher
    Hey this is Craig Fisher and it’s almost fall!  I know it seems hot right now.  But you know where it’s gonna be hotter in September? Atlanta for SourceCon September 24 through 26.  I hope you’ll join me.  We’re gonna talk tech.  We’re…
    - 100 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 10:26pm -
  • Employer Branding That Really Works for Recruiting Gen Y Workers
    OK. I get it. You’re probably tired of hearing about Millennials (Gen Y) by now. I can’t say I blame you, if we’re being honest. But as much hiring hype as Gen Y has received in recruiting over the years, the fact is that no employer can affo…
    - 7 Aug 18, 9:14pm -
  • The “New Traditional” Workforce
    A recent Allegis Group survey found that 7.7 percent of companies were fully satisfied that their recruiting functions met expectations for quality, speed, and cost control. If you feel you’re in the other 92 percent, congratulations! You know yo…
    - 30 Jan 18, 2:41pm -
  • Plug and Pray – The Evolution of AI for Recruiting
    Long, long ago, back when job boards ruled the Earth, primitive recruiters and sourcers used to rely on an archaic tactic known as “post and pray.” By simply posting job descriptions on pretty much every career site in existence (and there were m…
    - 29 Dec 17, 1:35am -
  • Ready for the robots: Survey says job candidates are mostly okay with AI Apps in the application process
    Artificial intelligence is taking over parts of the recruitment process. From answering initial candidate questions to scheduling interviews, and even assessing skills, this is a growing trend that is rapidly streamlining how we hire. We recently sur…
    - 27 Jul 17, 12:22pm -
  • Building An Effective Employee Referral Program
    Your best source for job candidates? Employees. CA Technologies’ Craig Fisher outlines the do’s and don’ts for building an employee referral program. Why should getting employee referrals be part of your recruiting strategy? “They tend to h…
    - 17 Oct 16, 11:46am -

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

  • newAppropriation, Correctness, Grief, and Gremlins
    Gremlins is the story of the Peltzer family of Kinston Falls, USA.  Dad, Randy, is an inventor and on his way home from a convention, he stops in Chinatown where some kid takes him to an underground store to pitch products to the kid’s grandfather…
    - 3 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • newLessons in Company Culture from the movie, Elf
    The movie Elf was was released 15 years ago. It stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, an orphan who crawls into Santa’s bag of toys and ends up at the North Pole as an infant. Rather than send him back to the orphanage, Santa allows an elf-man who never set…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • Christmas Classics are Back Again!
    I love classic Christmas movies. The joy of the simple, feel-good stories and the sweet nostalgia of watching the same shows and movies year after year just can’t be beat. For a few years on this blog, I dedicate several posts in December to the cl…
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 11:30am -
  • Helping Domestic Violence Survivors in the Workplace
    I was attacked one Sunday night just over 10 years ago. We were separated only a few weeks at the time. He returned to the house while me and our children were sleeping. I was startled awake to find him standing over me. The physical attack began wit…
    - 64 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 10:00am -
  • The Most Ridiculous Roles for Women at Work
    Early in my career, I read an article which said  men generally cast women into 1 of 5 roles in the workplace. Those 5 roles are Mother Wife Girlfriend/Mistress Sister Daughter Mother is expected to coddle and comfort and cover, even when you’re n…
    - 29 Aug 18, 10:30am -
  • What HR is to Me … Now
    The Buzz on HR reached its 7th Blogiversary in May. I was taking a little sabbatical from writing following the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge so I didn’t make much fuss about it. But I gotta admit, 7 Years is a really big deal and I’m proud of myse…
    - 1 Aug 18, 10:00am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • new8 Ways to Track Underperforming Employees
    When you hire an employee, you have certain expectations, you look forward that the employee will now add value to your company. The true measure of the value of any business is by the performance of the employees. However, there are times when emplo…
    - 21 hours ago, 12 Dec 18, 5:08pm -
  • new4 Steps to Creating an Effective Talent Strategy
    At our most recent series of Director Clubs, we teamed up with experts from Grant Thornton to lead discussions on the current talent landscape. We were able to draw on the findings of Grant Thornton’s ‘People Power’ research to highlight how ta…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 5:10pm -
  • newGender Pay Reporting
    Gender pay reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees. The employer must publish six calculations showing t…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 5:08pm -
  • Keep Christmas Festive, Not Stress-tive
    Christmas may be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, but for workers, the festive period can mean longer hours, busier shifts and more pressure. December can leave workers feeling drained, unmotivated and unable to perform to the best of their…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Dec 18, 5:08pm -
  • Why Your Employees are Quitting (And What You Can do About it)
    You’ve got yourself a talented team of people that are skilled in their jobs – of course, you don’t want to lose them. Employees are the most valuable asset to your business and a high turnover of them can cripple your business. Job vacancies h…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Dec 18, 5:09pm -
  • Making Complicated Things Simple
    Charles H. Duell, the Commissioner of the US patent office, once said this: “Everything that can be invented has been invented.”  He said that in 1899.  We can smile at that now, but that kind of thinking haunts me a bit.  I think it’s morph…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 5:08pm -

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

  • SHRM, This Is Not “Business as Usual”
    As a Human Resources Professional I work in a complex system of employee requirements, business requirements and state and federal laws. Like many HR professionals I’m tasked with hiring the best talent we can afford, supporting an organization whe…
    - 13 Aug 18, 12:45pm -
  • This is America: Emmett Till Lies, Smartphones & Cops
    “Talk about entangled and coming at you fast, every day is a race against circumstances in my uniform of choice, geography and travel.  The normal morning coffee and commute are usually without incident and serve as a time of meditation and radio…
    - 18 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • Money Isn’t Everything But It’s Hard To Walk Away From It
      As a young adult I was told that you never bring up salary during an interview and that you let them bring it up first. I was also told that you shouldn’t let money determine your happiness. We have all heard that money doesn’t buy you happine…
    - 16 Jul 18, 1:15pm -
  • Representing the Underrepresented
      Diversity | Diverse These words have lost their gravitas. Watered down and plastered on flyers, corporate websites, and as buzzwords on job descriptions, resumes and cover letters. The original meaning of diversity held hope that people who lacked…
    - 11 Jul 18, 1:31pm -
  • Entitlement – It’s Your Fault
    “Hey, that’s not fair!” God, I cringe when I hear that, and I have heard it quite often. Someone got to eat at his desk when someone else was prohibited from doing so. A group was complaining about the annual pay increases getting reduced becau…
    - 8 Jul 18, 9:51pm -
  • A Miserable 4th of July
    When I was a kid, the 4thof July was the focal point of the summer. My uncle would take us to buy fireworks, although they were illegal within the city limits. It didn’t stop us or any of our neighbors. We would barbeque any and everything on the g…
    - 4 Jul 18, 1:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • LinkedIn’s Approach to Scaling, Talent Shortages, and AI
    This is the 9th episode of HackerRank Radio, a podcast for engineering leaders interested in solving developers’ toughest problems today: Hiring the right developers. Hosted by Vivek Ravisankar (CEO & Co-founder, HackerRank). You can subscribe to…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 10:14pm -
  • [Infographic] Attract Developers With the Right Recruiting Process
    Most hiring managers and tech recruiters today rely on basic metrics like the number of hires or time to hire to measure success. But, these metrics don’t tell companies what parts of their recruiting process need improvement and how to attract the…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 9:11pm -
  • 3 Reasons You’re Not Building Compatible Tech Teams
    Building out a technical team is a huge undertaking. Not only do you have to evaluate for skills and technical knowledge: you also have to curate a team that can work well together. Ultimately, creating a harmonious, productive team is a function of…
    - 13 days ago, 1 Dec 18, 12:38am -
  • Stripe: 4 Principles of a Respected Developer Brand
    The name Stripe holds a lot of weight within the developer community. They’ve built an API platform that allows companies to receive online payments. But there are many API companies here in the Valley; how did Stripe grow to become one of the most…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 10:42pm -
  • Inside the Digital Transformation at Lloyds Bank
    This is the 8th episode of HackerRank Radio, a podcast for engineering leaders interested in solving developers’ toughest problems today: Hiring the right developers. Hosted by Vivek Ravisankar (CEO & Co-founder, HackerRank). You can subscribe to…
    - 24 days ago, 19 Nov 18, 8:51pm -
  • [Checklist] How to Effectively Screen Full-Stack Developers
    This is part of our hiring checklist series, where we share insights to help you screen developers. You can find our other checklists here:  Assessing Junior vs. Senior Developers Assessing Data Analysts vs. Data Scientists vs. Data Engineers Assess…
    - 30 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 9:49pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • Three Ways to Re-engage Inactive Email Subscribers
    Regardless of if you’ve got a list of email subscribers in the hundreds or thousands, there are always some users who are inactive. While you can always gain new followers through better forms, email automation, and great content, how do you hold o…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 6:28pm -
  • Making Money on Vacation with Email Marketing Automation
    Whether it’s the holidays with the family or spending some well-deserved time on a sunny beach somewhere, just because you’re away doesn’t mean your business has to grind to a halt. One of those key parts is communication: making sure your new…
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • How Spam Filters Work (And How You Can Avoid Them)
    Having your marketing email being marked as spam hurts in more ways than one. It means your email isn’t being viewed by its recipient if they do see it, they think it’s unimportant, and it’s more likely for your domain (or your sender’s if yo…
    - 29 days ago, 14 Nov 18, 6:38pm -
  • Building Better Content for Your Email Marketing
    There’s a saying in marketing: content is king. If you’re a blogger or content creator, you’re already familiar with the maxim. However, when it comes to marketing your businesses and services online, each method of marketing has its own prefer…
    - 37 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 6:36pm -
  • Faster, Easier and Better: Introducing the New FeedBlitz Experience
    FeedBlitz has been serving the email marketing community for nearly 15 years. We’ve been around the block a time or two, and have made our fair share of adjustments to the app along the way. But there was one thing that kept coming up time and time…
    - 49 days ago, 25 Oct 18, 1:01pm -
  • Integrating FeedBlitz with Everything with Zapier
    One of the best ways to get the most out of any email marketing automation solution is to integrate it with your other systems and services. Customer checked out of your online store? Add them to the customers group in your email app. Did they reques…
    - 60 days ago, 14 Oct 18, 6:45pm -

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

  • newYour Business Needs A Leader
    Your business most definitely does need a leader, and you might have thought instantly, ‘well it has one’. Your business needs a leader this time of year more than it does any other, but that doesn’t mean you can just have one big push at the e…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 1:45pm -
  • How Well Are You Looking After Your Employees, Really?
    An entrepreneur has a lot to juggle in their mind. Entrepreneurship involves the marriage of numerous (often very disparate) skills and there are great many considerations that we contend with every single day in the operation of our enterprises. Am…
    - 14 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 1:57pm -
  • 4 Basic SEO Principles That All Entepreneurs Should Keep in Mind
    There’s just no getting around the fact that, in this day and age, SEO needs to be one of the fundamental considerations of just about all businesses. Whether your business operates wholly in the physical world, or especially if it’s entirely web…
    - 15 days ago, 28 Nov 18, 3:50pm -
  • A Brief History Of Printers And What The Future Holds
    Printers are so integrated into our way of life, especially in the world of business, that it’s hard to imagine not being able to easily get a physical copy of any document or image that you need. Before the computer printer was invented and popula…
    - 15 days ago, 28 Nov 18, 3:44pm -
  • How to Not Lose Track of Productivity During Hectic Holiday Weeks
    Let’s face it: The holidays are a difficult stretch to work and stay productive. There are parties and extra things to do. There are distractions galore. And people are excited and looking forward to gathering with friends and family to celebrate t…
    - 21 days ago, 22 Nov 18, 2:48pm -

Make HR Happen

  • Who Is This Guy Snooze?
    There are no discoverable historical records about Doctor Snooze, but we do see evidence of his influence. His name is emblazoned on every alarm clock and smartphone in the world. Whoever he was, the damage done by his philosophy of instant gratifica…
    - 30 Aug 18, 11:30am -
  • Awareness of Time Usage and Personal Decision Making
    There are two truisms not usually put together that seem to make perfect sense when accidental usage brings them together. Peter Drucker’s quote, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed,” is one of th…
    - 10 Jul 18, 3:03pm -
  • Lies About Multitasking In Resumes and Jobs
    Most people take pride in calling themselves multitaskers. Like other motherhood and apple pie topics, it has become a badge of honor to lay claim to the ability to do it even though there is not much proof that it works or even that it exists. Emplo…
    - 3 Jul 18, 5:37pm -
  • The Burn-out Culture of Too Muchism
    “Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.” – Plato   Plato’s comments regarding multitasking were probably meant to be instructive to his followers. We can assume that the point of this lesson was to…
    - 29 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • Personal Branding May Not Be What You Think It Is
    People are making a career out of that personal branding bandwagon that may have seen better days. There are multiple examples of selling the idea and products associated with personal branding. We have massaged and smithed this buzzword of years ago…
    - 20 Jun 18, 3:08pm -

No Excuses HR

  • Your Tops for 2018
    For those of us who are devoted to Spotify we have just received our Top Songs list for 2018. It's not a big surprise to me that many of the songs near the top of the list are from bands I've seen this year. It's been a fantastic music year...as I…
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  • Crash and Burn Leadership
    Wait, what?We're leaders. We don't have time for anything ever, let alone ourselves, right? We care for others!We care for our teams!We care for our CEOs!We care for the employees!We...crash and burn. That's what we do.We crash. and. burn.Give Giv…
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  • The Great Unsaid
    "Oh, yes...he has always acted that way. It's just part of life here.""She does that all the time...her team has learned to work around her.""When he gets in one of his moods, look out!""She's always rude and interrupts..yet we hold everyone else acc…
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  • Influencer
    What comes to mind when you hear the term influencer? Is it a prolific blogger or motivational speaker? Perhaps it's a celebrity or someone 'larger than life?' Maybe it's someone with a ba-zillion followers on a social channel?While those labels hav…
    - 37 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 1:27pm -
  • Rising
    Some candid stuff today...and a quick 'cut to the chase.' I've been doing a lot of introspective work lately. As in a L O T.Old Habits Don't HelpTurns out my world-class skill of compartmentalizing every facet of my life turned out to be a flawed s…
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  • Reunited and Returned
    A question for you today...do you feel as if you've 'figured it all out?' I'm not being a smart you-know-what here. I'm actually curious if you feel that way. Honesty is the Best PolicyTo be honest with you, I kinda feel like I had it all figured o…
    - 65 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 11:50am -

The Chief People Officer

  • Great Places to Work in the State of Oklahoma
    If you are searching for a great place to work in the State of Oklahoma, be sure to first look at organizations who have obtained an official great workplace designation. Although these awards do not guarantee the workplace is perfect, it shows, howe…
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  • Great Places to Work in the City of Tulsa
    If you’re an employee located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and searching for a career at a great organization, you should only consider a Certified Great Place to Work. These companies have earned this designation after completing a rigorous vetting proce…
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  • Sometimes Experts Really Suck at Being Experts
    J.K. Rowling, writer of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, faced rejection from so-called experts. Twelve publishers rejected Rowling’s first Harry Potter manuscript. Twelve “experts” rejected who was to become the world’s first billi…
    - 6 Jun 18, 12:47pm -
  • Making a Best Workplace List is Not a Marketing Strategy
    Trying to make a best workplace list is not a marketing strategy. It is a people strategy. Making the “list” should be based on treating employees with trust and respect. If your great workplace initiative is being championed by the marketing dep…
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  • Core Values Should Extend to Candidate Experience
    An organization’s core values should extend to their candidate experience. From the moment a job candidate enters their data in an applicant tracking system, the organization’s core values should reach out and touch them. For most companies, appl…
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  • Size Does Not Matter
    Size does not matter. David and Goliath is the biblical story of a small boy who volunteers to fight a giant warrior. David didn’t have a chance. His odds were dismal. Conventional wisdom said he didn’t have the size or skills to win. Yet, he de…
    - 16 May 18, 9:07pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

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  • Why I Meet Once A Week With My Team
    That’s right. Once a week I meet with every single person on my team. Sometimes our meetings are 15 minutes, other times a half hour. I even ask them to complete a weekly form before our meeting. I adapted it from Cy Wakeman’s Reality Based Leade…
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  • Ten Simple Ways To Be A Great Manager
    Ten quick tips on how to be the great manager your employees want: 1. Ask their opinion But only do this if you actually care. And do not shut down their ideas with laughter or bad body language. You may say “great idea” but your body language or…
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  • It’s About The Heart – Why You Should Never Counter Offer
    We spend a lot of time talking about retaining our best people. Too many times though, we wait until our star gives us their resignation notice and then we try the worst tactic possible – the counter offer.  Some managers scurry about trying to fi…
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  • Getting Rid of Annual Appraisals Won’t Solve Your Performance Management Problem
    The annual appraisal, the culmination of the traditional Performance Management process, is broken, fundamentally flawed and completely irrelevant.  The process of having a formal discussion with someone 2-3 times a year is laughable for a number of…
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  • Where Leaders Go Wrong
    Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are t…
    - 9 Jan 18, 12:30pm -

Talent Culture

  • new5 Ways Technology is Changing the Face of HR
    With potentially groundbreaking HR technology solutions emerging, we’re seeing a tech boom that is fundamentally reshaping the way we work — and how we think about HR. According to the 2019 HCM Trends report from The HR Federation, a network of l…
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  • new2019 Will Be an Amazing — and Bewildering — Year for HR Tech Buyers
    The year ahead is going to be amazing for those of you who purchase HR and recruiting tech. We’re witnessing an unprecedented proliferation of talent platforms, solutions and services — now complete with artificial intelligence and super-smart al…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • #WorkTrends: Diversity in Practice
    The evidence continues to pile up: Diversity pays. Whether you’re in the heart of Silicon Valley or elsewhere, diversity at work provides a greater breadth of thought, experiences and approaches, and it’s becoming more important than ever in busi…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 1:00pm -
  • 5 Questions Hiring Managers Should be Asking About Modern Personality Tests
    Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger has said one of his methods for finding the right job candidate is to arrive early for a breakfast interview and ask the restaurant manager to purposely make a mistake with the candidate’s order. He says the tactic…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • Which Comes First, the Culture or the Practices? The Chicken-and-Egg Problem in HR Tech
    In the innovation and HR tech field, one of the common concerns we hear from people is that their culture might not be ready for new practices, processes or tools. They say their employees simply wouldn’t be ready for the kind of transparency and p…
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 3:27pm -
  • #WorkTrends: How to Help People Reach Their Full Potential at Work
    We all demand love in some form in our personal lives, but we skimp on asking for it at work. Treating people as a commodity instead of focusing on relationships is a surefire path to burnout and low long-term productivity, says Jason Lauritsen, an a…
    - 13 days ago, 30 Nov 18, 12:00pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • Treat Smart People To Lunch
    Hubspot's policy: "Take someone smart out for a meal. Learn something. Expense it. No approval needed. No limits. No rules. Use good judgment.“ At age 24, Shah had a small network so he asked a senior sales rep for guidance. “His advice: ‘Picku…
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  • Swearing Is Good For You
    On The Recruiting Animal Show, guest, Chris Schwacofer, came under fire for his salty tongue. So, here's an article about that: "For as long as I can remember, I’ve been unable to convincingly curse.... If I’m chatting with a colleague and they s…
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  • Job Search Optimism
    The other day, Rob Dromgoole, an excellent recruiter, posted a quotation from Colin Powell on Facebook. It read: "Optimism is a force multiplier". That was one of of Powell's rules for leadership. He also said this: "I am talking about a gung-ho atti…
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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.
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  • Amplify Talent 2015 Year In Review        
    As 2015 comes to a close, I want to thank all of you for being part of the Amplify Talent community. This month marks the two-year anniversary of Amplify Talent. I’ve learned a tremendous amount since launching in 2013, and am deeply grateful for t…
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  • LISTEN: SoundCloud’s Head of People Partnerships, Noor van Boven, on #BestPartJob Podcast
    Noor van Boven shares experience and insights from her career in Recruiting and Human Resources. In this episode, Noor shares how her Father influenced her career, taking time off to travel, why she prefers "people operations" to "human resources", t…
    - 4 Nov 15, 2:34pm -
  • LISTEN: “Everyone Should Be Tradigital” @MetMuseum Chief Digital Officer, Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) [Podcast]
    Sree Sreenivasan shares experience and insights from his career spanning Journalism, Academia, and the Arts. In this episode, Sree walks me through where his passion for technology comes from, his 30 year love affair with the Met, the museum of dead…
    - 29 Oct 15, 1:45pm -

Strategy Focused HR

  • WE HAVE MOVED
    Please check out our new website atwww.strategyfocusedhr.comWe will no longer post to this site.  Thank you very much for your support over the years.  Please join us at the above so that we can stay connected.
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  • Only Time Will Tell If You REALLY Believe That Employees Come First
    There are only three agenda items at our executive meetings: People, sales, and profit.In what order I asked? “That is the order,” was the response.Everyone in the room looked on like an approving parent.I belong to a group in Dubai that we calle…
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  • Are You Making Sure To Change Your Talent Along With Your Strategy?
    I have never had strategy and talent explained that way. I am a professor at a Business School here in Dubai and I teach strategy. We should put something together.At the end of one of my speeches, I was approached by this professor who gave me his b…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:34am -
  • The Tide Is Turning – The Old Ways Of Managing A Workforce Are Evolving
    These were recent headlines that came across my news feed: Would You Give Staff a Three-Day Weekend? Global Retailer Uniqlo is Giving it a GoFacebook Co-founder Calls Out Tech Industry for Lack of Work-Life BalanceHow Working Long Hours is Hitting Yo…
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  • Better Engagement? It Trickles Down From Managers to Your Employees
    I do not care whether anyone here likes me or not.Please do not come to me with this, I should be the last person that you come to with questions, go figure it out.Now I just do my job and what is required. Nothing more.This one-sided conversation wa…
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  • Maybe Amazon’s New World Of Work Isn’t Right For Someone Like Me
    “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,” said former Amazon employee Bo Olson, who worked in book marketing. Or, they very wisely chose to leave.Explanations like “we’re not totally sure” or “I’ll get back to you”…
    - 24 Aug 15, 6:10am -

Interview Geek

  • One-and-Done: The NBA’s Strategy For Managing Millennials
    The NBA instituted a rule in 2006 that an athlete must be at least 19 years old and at least one year removed from graduating high school. And the term One-and-Done was born. It’s gained enough acceptance over the last decade that I wouldn’t be s…
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  • Draft Your Team Like an NFL General Manager
    Guest Blogger: Marc Prine PhD With the NFL Draft on its way, there are few things that can make or break a team’s season and the career of a General Manager (GM) more than a bad draft decision. Similarly, there are a few things that can stall your…
    - 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…
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  • 3 Ways Millennials Are Influencing Healthcare
    [Breaking News] – The healthcare landscape is changing, and while those in DC continue to have polite, bipartisan discussions on how to “solve” this nagging problem, HR departments everywhere are trying to keep up. A new study released last wee…
    - 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

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

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  • "Love Changes Everything. . ."
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  • "Talent Is A Wonderful Thing. . ."
    Header Photo Credit: cobalt123 via Compfight cc
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HR Nasty

  • Is it OK to have a company Christmas tree? HR speaks out
    No trees were cut, bound, lashed, or had melted candle wax dripped on themCompany Christmas treeWith so much sensitivity in the workplace and so much insensitivity in the political arena, I thought I would update a classic post. Every year, I am…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 12:11am -
  • Remote worker, why some companies allow it and why others don’t want to
    Effective remote workers in their elementHow the remote worker can demonstrate successDo you want to be a remote worker? With evolving workforces and the new technologies entering the job market, one common perk in a comp package is the ability t…
    - 30 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 4:09am -
  • A different attitude towards workplace diversity
    Let there be cake!Disclaimer: *The following story is a true workplace diversity story. I wrote the below post which was uploaded on our company website and am reposting it here with permission. The names have been omitted to protect from poaching.…
    - 64 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • What is your desired salary?
    Will your answer to the Desired Salary question make it rain?We know the Desired Salary question is coming“What is your desired salary question?” Ever worried if your number was too high or too low when interviewing for your dream job? Ever w…
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  • Company compensation philosophy and how it effects your desired salary
    A compensation philosophy isn’t just about the BenjaminsThe interview question of questionsI don’t think a week goes by where I am asked how to answer the standard interview question “What is your desired salary?”  Truthfully, I don’t…
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  • Why most employees are expendable vs. promotable? A VP speaks out.
    Are you promotable?Are you Promotable or Expendable at your job?Ninety percent of employees feel they are promotable. In reality, from a manager’s standpoint, 90 percent of employees fall into category number 2 and 3 listed below.Promotable:…
    - 29 Jun 18, 12:23am -

HR Gal Friday

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

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

RU HRelevant

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

Christopher in HR

  • A Matter of Degrees
    She shivered. As my better half and I left a quaint little bistro in the early evening the temperature had changed since we entered. From a balmy 70 initially, (21 to my friends on the other side of the pond) it was now a nippy 62 (17) since the sun…
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  • Good News
    It was a dark and stormy night… Actually that’s not true: it was a beautiful sunny morning but I’ve always wanted to start a post like that! The phone rang and although I didn’t recognize it I answered anyway as it was a local call and I hope…
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  • Fall Out
    Everything in its season. There is no question the world’s a little colder place in the fall. While my friends south of the equator are fast heading towards spring, we in the northern climes are snuggled into fall looking towards the Equinox and wi…
    - 33 days ago, 10 Nov 18, 12:15pm -
  • Math 101
    Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it’s hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let’s start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I’ve worked with…
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  • Hope
    Watch the children. Right outside my door is a running path that goes around a small pond, skirts the edge of two hospitals and eventually meanders past a pretty good-sized playground at the edge of a large market. The playground is usually full, oth…
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  • Greatness
    Are you grateful? Yesterday I had a full day – between playing golf and then marshaling I was on the course for 14 hours and the peak temp was 99 (37 C for my global friends.) It was a long day. I knew I had to stop at the grocery store on the way…
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Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • 6 Ways to Accelerate your Diversity & Inclusion Efforts
    I consistently see organizations with unnecessary barriers slowing their D&I efforts down or blocking them altogether. Want to move forward? Here are six opportunities to consider. I will unpack each of these further in following posts: Clarify your…
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  • Leverage points for change. Where do you focus your efforts?
      I no longer remember where I first came across it, but I have kept some version of the above image in my journal for many years now. It is one of the lenses I apply to clarify my own thinking around what exactly I am doing and whether or not I am…
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  • Radiance
    If ten lamps are in one place, each differs in form from another; yet you can’t distinguish whose radiance is whose when you focus on the light. In the field of spirit there is no division; no individuals exist. Sweet is the oneness of the Friend w…
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  • Mostly self-promotional…
    Hey! Felt like I should probably see if this thing still works! A few things that might be of interest to you… I am working on a series of videos, focused primarily on Inclusion. What is it, why does it matter, how does it happen, why does it not h…
    - 26 Mar 18, 2:43pm -
  • Dear HR: Please Take a Look at Your Conference
    Over the past year or so, I have had a number of conversations with female colleagues that work in and around the HR space regarding sexual harassment. It should not have surprised me, but it did, that so many of them had personally experienced haras…
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  • 10 years in.
    Ten years ago today, I was employed by a regional healthcare system, leading their efforts focused on increasing workforce diversity, having an inclusive organizational culture, and delivering culturally competent care. I did not know it at the time,…
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China Gorman Blog

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

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

  • newJob titles of the future: Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer
    If 2018 was the 'Year of AI' in enterprise technology, 2019 is shaping up to be Year 2 I would suspect. The development, growth, spread, and seeming ubiquity of technology providers touting their AI and Machine Learning powered solutions is showing n…
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  • Color of the Year 2019
    In the continuing tradition of 'If it interests me, it must be interesting to other people too' that explains just about everything that gets covered on this blog, it is once again time to examine one of my favorite and recurring topics - Pantone's '…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 3:05pm -
  • Sensing age discrimination at work? Maybe try changing your date of birth
    Here in the US, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) specifically forbids workplace age discrimination against people who are age 40 and over. The law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job…
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  • Accepting bids for sneaker sponsorship deals
    (Kinda) big news in NBA and sneaker culture circles this week with the news that the Toronto Raptor star Kawhi Leonard has reached an agreement to become a spokesperson for the New Balance sneaker company, part of the venerable brand's strategy to co…
    - 13 days ago, 30 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 349 - Unlocking High Performance with Jason Lauritsen
    HR Happy Hour 349 - Unlocking High Performance with Jason LauritsenHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Jason LauritsenSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were jo…
    - 16 days ago, 27 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • HRE Column: Navigating #HRTech Mergers and Acquisitions
    Shaking off the post-Thanksgiving holiday turkey coma to share with you, gentle reader, the latest installment of the monthly Inside HR Tech Column that runs on Human Resource Executive Online.The piece is titled Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions…
    - 17 days ago, 26 Nov 18, 1:50pm -

Women of HR

  • Is Perfectionism Required to Be Successful?
    In a business world often still very male dominated, being a woman can be a challenge. How do women manage the challenges and strive to be successful? Often, it’s by trying to be perfect. We’re taught by culture that perfectionism is supposed to…
    - 51 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • 6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
    - 58 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
    - 73 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 2:34pm -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 28 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kristy Wallace, Ellevate Network
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 23 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • HR Practitioners’ Relationship With HR Technology – “It’s Complicated” #HRTechConf
    For those who work in or regularly interact within the HR technology space, it may be tempting to assume that all HR practitioners are well-versed in and understand both the value and limits of workplace technology.  That in the year 2018, when we a…
    - 24 Jul 18, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

  • **New client, new prints**..I had a new client come through...
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Victorio Milian (@victorio_m) on Dec 10, 2018 at 4:47am PST**New client, new prints**..I had a new client come through and order two prints from my #Etsy shop recently. A freshly min…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 12:48pm -
  • **Getting the Shot**..I spent this past Sunday morning trying...
    **Getting the Shot**..I spent this past Sunday morning trying to take photos of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. One of my #Patreon supporters had expressed interest in a photo I shared recently of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, and asked if they…
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 12:54pm -
  • **Deadlines for Holiday Orders!**Hey everyone. Just a...
    **Deadlines for Holiday Orders!**Hey everyone. Just a reminder, if you’re ordering from my #Etsy shop and you want them by Christmas:..**Orders for my self-published photo book must be placed by 9 pm EST TODAY (Monday the 3rd)**..**Orders f…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 7:38pm -
  • **Holiday orders are on their way**!This past week was a...
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Victorio Milian (@victorio_m) on Dec 2, 2018 at 8:49am PST**Holiday orders are on their way**!This past week was a banner one for my photography work. I received a number of orders on…
    - 11 days ago, 2 Dec 18, 4:50pm -
  • A special someone came through and purchased two copies of my...
    A special someone came through and purchased two copies of my self-published photo book recently. Picture me doing a happy dance as I process the order. **shimmies**I appreciate everyone that supports my art. Whether it’s likes, retweets, refer…
    - 15 days ago, 28 Nov 18, 4:14pm -
  • In 2016, I had the honor of having one of my favorite couples...
    In 2016, I had the honor of having one of my favorite couples frame and hang a print of mine. This was early in my image making journey. Up until this point I would post photos, but I hadn’t thought to make prints. One day I took the plunge and g…
    - 18 days ago, 25 Nov 18, 3:43pm -

Benz Communications

Recruitifi Blog

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

HR Hardball

  • Fool’s Gold – The “Passive” Candidate
    “Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry. Not only is it described as the gold standard of a “strategic” Recruiting team, but “passive recruiting” started appeari…
    - 9 Oct 17, 3:17pm -
  • 3 Things Glassdoor Taught Me
    About a year ago, I started to manage our corporate Glassdoor account. Seemed like the perfect responsibility for me to assume; I lead our Talent Acquisition department, I love to write, and my 17 years as a married man has […]The post 3 Things Gl…
    - 29 Sep 17, 12:16pm -
  • Herding Cats….and Recruiters
    Remember when you had a recruiting desk to manage? You had your requisitions, you had phone screens scheduled, interviews scheduled, you knew your hiring managers, and you developed a rhythm. Cashing checks and snapping necks. And then they went and…
    - 18 Jul 17, 11:25am -
  • Kicking The Ant Pile
    I think most of us would admit that being a control freak is a frustrating (and ultimately losing) proposition. At work, our ability to “control” things is usually more dependent upon the company cruising on auto-pilot, business as usual, allowin…
    - 19 Jun 17, 11:14am -
  • Perfect is The Enemy of The Good (Candidate)
    There’s still some mystery as to who, exactly, coined the phrase “The perfect is the enemy of the good,” but it’s a lesson that we try to impart in our recruiting practices every day. It’s pretty simple to find the […]The post Perfect is…
    - 25 May 17, 12:24pm -
  • And the Hourly Shall Inherit the Earth…
    Volume recruiting. The bane of the recruiting experience. I don’t care how good you are as a recruiting professional, until you’ve put on the flame suit and sat in a volume recruiting chair, you’ll never be able to fully appreciate […]The po…
    - 24 Apr 17, 11:55am -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • Character Building Experiences
    We all face experiences that test our temperament, our spirit, and our moral fiber. They provoke us to choose between what we feel we should do and what we would do, if not for the expectations of others. Or, they stop us in our tracks because they a…
    - 31 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • Yes, I am Judging You
    If it looks like I have been judging you, it's because I have. If it wasn't me evaluating how you chose to respond on a group email and coming up with a snarky response I'll never deliver or predicting the negative impacts of your personal motivatio…
    - 2 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • Motherhood and Cliche
    My daughter is 16, going on college. I remember being pregnant worrying about what I would do if the baby was sick on a day I couldn't be off work. The worry was for nothing. My answer was clear the moment I saw my daughter for the very first time -…
    - 11 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • A Reluctant Exerciser: On the Road to Recovery
    I completed The Fast Factory Challenge today. My goals for the 6-weeks were pedestrian: recharge my exercise routine,  clean up my diet, and downsize my menopausal muffin top . Not for one moment did I entertain the idea of shifting my lifelong rela…
    - 17 Nov 17, 5:22pm -
  • Changing the HR Story
    The new year presents a fresh start. If there is something you'd like to start doing, stop doing or change the way you are doing it, this is when many jump on the resolution train. Whether you are a resolution-maker or not, making something better is…
    - 12 Jan 15, 12:00pm -
  • My Leadership Sweet Spot
    Leaders must be learners and last week I completed the Healthcare Leadership Development Program. It was great program focused on each of us as individual leaders, the healthcare environment we operate in and leadership in crisis. As a wrap-up, each…
    - 23 Sep 14, 1:00pm -

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

Change-Effect

  • Recruiting stupidity
    Sometimes we get an unexpected lens on the profession. Too often we look from our own position of knowledge and insight and not often enough do we put ourselves in the shoes of a user, whether as an employee or candidate. We talk about “candidate e…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • Read less, talk more
    Everyone I know has written a book. My social media feeds and email inbox are all full of friends, colleagues and contacts exalting their new publications. Whether it is recruitment and resourcing, learning or the latest stream – HR Disruption/Tran…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • A blueprint for HR
    I’ve been in the world of people management long enough to know that our profession is not without criticism. Many of the challenges we face are of our own making as we flit between almost schizophrenic versions of our own identity, causing confusi…
    - 31 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Your sickness policy is killing the world
    Did you ever think that policy you introduced to protect against “shirkers” was going to cause a global crisis? Well maybe you need to think again. Last year, Public Health England warned that unless we started to address resistance to antibiotic…
    - 38 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Lawyers have moral responsibilities too
    In the middle of last week, a story broke about a businessman who had made financial settlements using Settlement Agreements including NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) on a number of occasions following claims of sexual harassment and racial abuse. D…
    - 45 days ago, 29 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • The shadow you cast
    A number of years ago I was dealing with the behaviour of an executive colleague. For a number of reasons their conduct had been called into question and we were trying to unpick a somewhat difficult situation. Once it was all sorted I was amazed to…
    - 52 days ago, 22 Oct 18, 7:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • Designing a Job-Specific Training Program
    When hired, employees bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to your organization; however, often times there are a few gaps here and there – and of course there is always the learning curve of your business. Training an employee on wha…
    - 2 Aug 18, 8:13pm -
  • The New Kid on the Block: How to Welcome Your New Hire
    Remember the first day of school when you were little? The excitement, the anxiety, the unknown – all the emotions! Starting a new job can elicit the same feelings as we felt on those tender days in grade school…regardless of how old we get. Bein…
    - 17 Jul 18, 6:17pm -
  • Recruitment Benchmarking: Metrics to Consider
    In today’s world, tracking business metrics is essential for leaders to understand where their organizations shine and where they need to improve. Monitoring these metrics on a consistent basis – and turning the results into real-life change –…
    - 22 Jun 18, 5:51pm -
  • Learning Ability: The Key to Hiring Talent for Tomorrow
    When it comes to talent, we tend to think of hiring someone who has a specific list of skills or experience to meet our business needs of TODAY. Hiring someone based on how well his resume matches the job description is a traditional approach and not…
    - 8 Jun 18, 6:51pm -
  • HR & Business Metrics: What Are You Tracking?
    As the value of having real-time data at your fingertips becomes increasingly important, the use of people analytics has evolved from mere project-based initiatives to a more proactive integrated strategy that drives work forward. Instead of operatin…
    - 11 May 18, 9:27pm -
  • How Up-To-Date is Your Employment Application?
    The employment application is a standard document for any recruiting process. Having applicants complete the employment application at the onset of the recruitment phase is important. Equally important is making sure it is up-to-date on the ever-chan…
    - 28 Apr 18, 2:00am -

HR Culture Club

  • Resume Quick Tips

    - 12 Apr 18, 11:08am -
  • Kick Ass Cover Letter that Gets an Interview
    Companies with awesome culture often hire for a cultural fit first and foremost, so throw out what you learned about snoozy cover letters to land an interview by writing a kick ass cover letter.  One thing most companies that care about culture has…
    - 12 Apr 18, 11:04am -

Accidental HR

  • Speaking Up Now When I Should Have Then
    This post has been sitting in draft mode for quite some time.  There are a number of reasons for this, but the main one was that I was having trouble deciding what I really was hoping to achieve by putting it out there.  Then, every time I thought…
    - 22 days ago, 21 Nov 18, 11:00pm -
  • Avoidance
    There is an aspect of every job that we don’t like, some task or responsibility that we always push off because it seems pointless or worse, causes us stress. In the case of those stress-inducing items, there is a really good chance that is somethi…
    - 31 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 11:52pm -
  • Thinking about the future in reverse
    It is no secret that I struggle for inspiration to write.  Or is motivation?  Maybe opportunity?  My head is full and I am overflowing with observations, but for some reason it doesn`t make it to my hands. Is it possible to have carpal tunnel that…
    - 13 Feb 18, 11:01am -
  • My expectations for 2018 (and why last year can suck eggs)
    I recently said that 2017 could end any day now because I was done with it.  As if on January 1st everything would re-set and we would be starting fresh.  That would be nice, but the reality is far from that. Last year was one of the most difficult…
    - 16 Jan 18, 1:24pm -
  • The simple act (and gift) of offering help
    I know, it’s been 4 months. Give me a break, if you can wait 11 years between Avatar movies, then surely 4 months isn’t that big of a deal.  Unless you have no intention of seeing Avatar 2…but why wouldn’t you?  You saw all of the Harry Pot…
    - 19 Dec 17, 11:58am -
  • Dealing with the laundry in your head
    I used to write because I liked trying to sort out what I was thinking – I have always been much more successful at expressing myself in writing than in speaking.  As someone who needs to reflect a bit, digest and then make sure I`m clear – writ…
    - 25 Aug 17, 11:58am -

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 -
  • Lean Learning
    It first happened in 2010 and then everyday thereafter. Emerging from my Master’s Degree in Adult Learning & Global Change and leaning into social media, I couldn’t connect the dots between 40 pages of a training workbook and 140 characters on Tw…
    - 17 May 15, 8:00pm -
  • 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 -

Stratify

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

Break the Frame

  • newYour To-Do List Won’t Suffer When You Do This Too
    We fill our time. It’s that simple. You have two hours open; you don’t magically leave them open to think, explore or play. Instead, you cram in another to-do, or meeting, or shopping, or whatever. When it’s over, you’re on to the next thing…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 11:12am -
  • 21 Quotes to Find Inner Peace and Ditch Stress this Holiday Season
    My number is 16,800. That’s how many kilometers separate me from my family. This holiday season, FaceTime will fool me into thinking I’m present as they gather to eat, celebrate and reminisce. At some point, we’ll disconnect our call, they’ll…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 10:30am -
  • What Do You Do When Life is Disappointing?
    Recently, a grocery store chain in Australia ran a promotion. For every $30 or more you spent in a single shop, you could enter online for a $5,000 flight voucher from Qantas. In fact, you could enter five times a day during the promotion month which…
    - 30 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 10:30am -
  • When You Feel the Fear, Do This Instead
    I’ve been away for a few weeks on one of the most significant trips that our family has ever taken. We ate well, followed the footsteps of history, and did things that we would never do at home. In our son’s case, that meant rappelling down a mak…
    - 44 days ago, 30 Oct 18, 9:30am -
  • Office Politics Getting You Down? Here’s How to Survive… and Thrive
    Office politics are like a dirty word. We say it while cringing and it’s usually accompanied by a barely perceptible eye roll. Often, when people are asked how they describe office politics, the first word that comes to mind is painful. Oh, and str…
    - 79 days ago, 25 Sep 18, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • #Unleash18 Solve For Happiness, Change The World with Mo Gawdat
    110010000031 “If we get AI right it is the last frontier for humanity. Everything beyond AI will invent and create on our behalf beyond that.” ~Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer of Google X How does this statement sit with you? Right now,…
    - 24 May 18, 6:24pm -
  • #Unleash18 Humans + Bureaucracy: Control No More
    010050200020   “Bureaucracy is a global thing. “ ~ Gary Hamel, Professor at London Business School I had the opportunity to sit in on a Q&A session Day 1 with Gary Hamel, Professor at London Business School at Unleash 2018 in Vegas. Long before…
    - 21 May 18, 4:19pm -
  • The Challenge of Empathy
    13200600000110  Before I get to my story, a quote from a 2017 Forbes article titled: “How Empathetic Are You, Really?”. On empathy, the author Liz Guthridge says: “Being empathetic is similar to cooking. You may know the recipe for how to prep…
    - 12 Apr 18, 7:14pm -
  • The Existential Problem of Coonery
    520050000010 Let’s start by defining what a “coon” is. A “coon” is a black person who values what white people think of them more than they care to honor their culture and the suffrage of the racial group they identify with. A “coon” se…
    - 25 Feb 18, 3:14pm -
  • The State of the Union on Wokeness
    220040000000 This week’s theme for #BlackBlogsMatter is “The Tao of Woke”. As a result, I decided to speak about the state of “wokeness” and what it should mean for you as we continue to navigate difficult themes around race relations and s…
    - 16 Feb 18, 8:55pm -
  • Six Tips for Cultivating a Healthy Online Work Environment
    000030000000 The need for a healthy and satisfying work environment is not up for discussion. Any enlightened manager knows its benefits. The same need extends to remote workgroups, and that is still something of a revelation to many leaders.  Perha…
    - 12 Feb 18, 12:00pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Concept Creep & the Buzzword Arms Race
    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” — Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the words we use for important ideas about work ‘diffuse’ over time, and all the pr…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 3:19am -
  • The Space Between
    “…complexity is about how things connect far more than what the things are.”  – Dave Snowden I crashed my brain in August. In the same way that my computer gets slower and slower as I accumulate more and more open tabs, I was finally left wi…
    - 17 days ago, 26 Nov 18, 3:15am -
  • Changing the Pattern
    Do you ever feel like you’re having the same conversation over and over again? Maybe it’s with your boss, a colleague, your spouse, a parent, with yourself? I know I do, and it feels like being stuck in a well. We might use slightly different wor…
    - 38 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 3:30am -
  • At the Threshold – Liminality and New Roles
    I began a new role at a new organization a few weeks ago, and I’m once again appreciating the unique and precious experience of being in a liminal space. The concept of liminality comes from anthropology, and refers to a finite period in which we s…
    - 59 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 2:19am -
  • Where the Cracks Come From
    Burnout. Like a particularly unforgettable destination, those of us who’ve paid a visit nod knowingly to one another. No matter how long ago it was, we recall the familiar landmarks of our journey with easy clarity. And we never want to go back. An…
    - 73 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 2:55am -
  • You Are What You Read
    We are awash in great writing. There’s never been a time in history when so many have had access to so much high-quality content, often for no more than the price of a monthly data plan.  As an avid reader, this is a blessing and a curse. I’ve f…
    - 80 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 2:44am -

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 Lean HR – beïnvloeden en veranderen van cultuur
    Jekiel behandelt in het boek ‘Lean Human Resources’ het herontwerp van HR-processen voor een cultuur van continue verbetering. Het boek is onderverdeeld in zes delen en in het derde deel wordt het volgende beschreven: de aspecten van cultuurveran…
    - 23 Aug 18, 7:00pm -
  • Visie op Lean HR – hervorming van HR
    Jekiel behandelt in het boek ‘Lean Human Resources’ het herontwerp van HR-processen voor een cultuur van continue verbetering. Het boek is onderverdeeld in zes delen en in het tweede deel wordt het volgende beschreven: een stappenplan voor de her…
    - 31 Jul 18, 6:00pm -
  • Visie op Lean HR – voorkom verspilling talent en mislukken cultuurverandering
    Jekiel behandelt in het boek ‘Lean Human Resources’ het herontwerp van HR-processen voor een cultuur van continue verbetering. Het boek is onderverdeeld in zes delen en in het eerste deel wordt het volgende beschreven: de verspilling van talent e…
    - 21 Jul 18, 1:18pm -
  • Vision of Lean (Six Sigma) HR
    Lay gives a short explanation of the Lean philosophy and its evolution in the book ‘Lean HR’. Then a collection of easy-to-use tools is treated to find and analyze improvement projects.  A structured approach is offered to reduce waste in your…
    - 25 Apr 18, 7:01pm -
  • Visie op Lean (Six Sigma) HR
    Lay geeft in het boek ‘Lean HR‘ een korte uiteenzetting van de Lean filosofie en de evolutie ervan. Vervolgens wordt een verzameling van eenvoudig te gebruiken tools behandeld om verbeterprojecten te vinden en te analyseren. Hierbij wordt een ges…
    - 11 Apr 18, 7:42pm -
  • Vision of Agile HR
    In the book ‘Agile HR’ Boskma, Buizer, van de Hoef, Peters and Zelen discuss the (un)missable rol of HR in agile organizations. The central question in the book is: How do you design an organization and the associated HR-function in such a way th…
    - 17 Mar 18, 8:07am -

HR Bartender

  • newDealing With Managers Who No Show for Interviews – Ask #HR Bartender
    If managers don't show up for interviews, it sends the message that they don't respect the candidate's time. That's not the perception you want.The post Dealing With Managers Who No Show for Interviews – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr bart…
    - 4 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 9:57am -
  • newLabor Law Posters Are Not a Substitute for Mandatory Employee Handouts
    Mandatory employee handouts keep companies in compliance. Telling employees their legal rights is the right thing. Poster Guard shows us how to stay compliant.The post Labor Law Posters Are Not a Substitute for Mandatory Employee Handouts appeared f…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 9:57am -
  • Recruiting Challenges: People and Process Are the Answer
    Recruiting is an HR function that needs to be evaluated regularly. Here are several resources that can help make your recruiting program great!The post Recruiting Challenges: People and Process Are the Answer appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 4 days ago, 9 Dec 18, 9:57am -
  • Establishing New Performance Measurements – Friday Distraction
    Payroll is important! HR and payroll need to have realistic, measurable performance goals that directly align with the candidate and employee experience.The post Establishing New Performance Measurements – Friday Distraction appeared first on hr b…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 9:57am -
  • 5 Retirement Strategies Companies Need to Start Planning For Now
    Retirement strategies are quickly becoming a key part of business. Retaining senior workers is crucial. So is planning for knowledge transfer to their replacements.The post 5 Retirement Strategies Companies Need to Start Planning For Now appeared fi…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 9:57am -
  • Recruiters: 6 Things When Texting Job Candidates
    A texting strategy is important for successful recruiting. Learn 6 things to consider when using texting as part of your strategic recruiting efforts.The post Recruiters: 6 Things When Texting Job Candidates appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 9:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • newHow a Jerk Revealed Her Purpose
    On November 20, 2011, I had a car accident that landed me in the hospital for several weeks. I received a menu from food services every morning. But I was busy doing other… Continue reading →
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • newTips for Engaging with People Who Matter Most
    New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Rodger Dean Duncan to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of, “LeaderSHOP.” (Deadline: 12/16/2018) We… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • newWhat’s Twice as Important as Technical Skill
    The difference between top and average performers isn’t technical skill. Yes, in order to succeed you need technical skill. But to thrive at top levels of organizational leadership you need something more than… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • New Results Using Old Methods is a Frustrating Myth
    The only way to achieve greater success using old methods is to work harder. But doing more with less has a limited lifespan. Working harder only works when you aren’t working hard already.… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • You See Things As You Are – Not as They Are
    “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” attributed to Anais Nin. You believe you are the answer. You see what you look for and defend what you see. Seeing:… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • The George H.W. Bush Quote They’re Getting Wrong
    I’ve seen a George H.W. Bush quote floating around on the Internet that completely misses the point. Former President George Bush didn’t say, “I think history will point out some of the things… Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 12:00pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

LebHR

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

HR Observations

  • newGuest post: A Guide to Human Resource Surveys & HR Questions with Samples
    Today’s post is written by Freddie Tubbs, who is a human resources manager at Academized. He regularly takes part in HR and business events and contributes columns to Paper Fellows and Australian help blogs. While your business may already us…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 18, 12:45pm -
  • newFrom the Archive: Icy weather, the “zone of employment” and workers’ compensation
    Very disagreeable seems to have arrived early this December 2018, so I have decided to republish this post from last January. Take heed on how to handle slips and falls by employees. It is winter time in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result snow and…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:45pm -
  • Future Friday: Will “Human skills” be enough in the future?
    Fast Company magazine published an article titled 5 Myths about the future of work that you need to stop believing. These include: YOU NEED TO BE A QUICK LEARNER TO SUCCEED- It is not really the speed at which you learn something, it is whether you m…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 12:45pm -
  • 3 Things Employees Look for in a Workplace
      Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.com The things that employees look for in a workplace has changed and evolved over the past few years. This can make it challenging for some employers to keep up. If you take a look…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 12:45pm -
  • Employers just keep messing up!
    In the past month, there were multiple stories of employers messing up compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Here are the stories: Alabama Installation Company to Pay $134,097 to 22 Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 12:45pm -
  • The Penalties for Misclassifying Independent Contractors
    Recently a company in Louisiana agreed to pay nearly $250,000 in penalties for improperly classifying employees as independent contractors. Specifically, “…an electrical contractor based in New Iberia, Louisiana – has paid $249,278 in back wage…
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 12:45pm -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • Listed as No. 2 #SocialMedia Influencer in India by @SHRMIndia at #SHRMTech18
    I couldn't make it to SHRMTech conference this year which started yesterday and will end today.However was pleased to know when my fellow BlogSquad members told me that I was number 2 in the list of Top 30 social media influencers in #HR.Abhijit Bhad…
    - 27 Apr 18, 4:59am -
  • Future of Jobs, #FutureOfWork in the age of #ArtificialIntelligence, Gig-economy - The #India perspective
    “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future” – goes a Danish quote. One routinely sees the fallacy of predictions even by experts. That’s because we overestimate the quantum of change in the short term, but under-estimat…
    - 4 Jan 18, 6:15am -
  • Happy New Year wishes to all of you
    As 2017 draws to a close, here's wishing all of you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year.May 2018 bring you meaningful and purposeful work, continued love of your close ones, and lots of new learnings!If you want to talk to me about a story or a…
    - 27 Dec 17, 8:20am -
  • Chatbots, AI, HR Tech - quoted in this article by @toymango in Economic Times
    My friend Tanmoy Goswami was working on an article on chatbots and AI and reached out to me about the earlier wave of HR technology (which we called ESN, Enterprise 2.0 etc)Tech-enabled engagement platforms have a patchy history. Before bots, there w…
    - 20 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • Interviewed by the students of IIITM Gwalior on HR, #socialmedia and @v_beyond
    The students at IIITM Gwalior interviewed me for their atudent magazine and they've published it online on their blog.You can go read it here.Some excerpts I wanted to highlight.On my social media journey:Well I was lucky I started blogging in 2002 a…
    - 19 Dec 17, 6:07am -
  • Listed amongst 100+ Brilliant HR Blogs
    A company called USA Mobile Drug Testing put out a list earlier this month in which they included this blog at number 19 in what they called 100+ Brilliant HR Blogs to Follow It was an honor to be listed amongst some of by longtime blogging friends l…
    - 14 Dec 17, 10:38am -

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

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

Upstart HR

  • Can We Dock an Employee for Using Company Paid Leave? [Reader Question]
    We get all kinds of interesting questions about HR, talent, and the workplace, and today is no exception. Have your own question? Shoot it in to us and we’ll keep it anonymous! Can an employee be docked on a yearly/scored performance evaluation for…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 1:30pm -
  • We’re Only Human 45: How to Pursue a Culture of Learning Innovation
    Ask almost any business leader, and they’ll tell you that they want their organization to have a culture of learning. However, in today’s discussion, Mark Onisk points out that firms often fail at that “squishy” dream because it’s not well-…
    - 13 days ago, 30 Nov 18, 7:28pm -
  • What Are the 2019 Trends in HR?
    In terms of writing and reading content, I have always been anti-trends. Every year people recycle the same information over and over, and it never really reflects reality. However, this year I partnered with a team to create a list of real trends fo…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 3:10pm -
  • Buy a Book, Get Free Stuff: Limited Time Only
    We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for this important announcement! This year I’ve written my first book. It’s coming out in North America on December 28th. Since the publisher decided to push it to the end of the month, it’s not…
    - 24 days ago, 19 Nov 18, 1:21pm -
  • Something Personal for Veteran’s Day
    Note from Ben: my wonderful wife, Melanie, recently wrote this as a personal tribute and “thank you” to those veterans closest to our family. She’s taken to doing more writing of late to share personal stories with our kids both now and in the…
    - 31 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 12:59pm -
  • We’re Only Human 44: 3 Ways to Incorporate Agility into Talent Management 
    Companies are putting more focus on helping people grow and develop not just for engagement purposes, but to field a workforce with greater potential and possibilities. -John Taylor, RiseSmart   Talent management is a process that many companies st…
    - 36 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 2:36pm -

In Full Bloom

  • The Cavalry Isn’t Coming: “We The People” Are Our Only Defense
    There was always the moment, in those old Westerns, when the settler families, perhaps led by John Wayne, realized that the Cavalry weren’t going to get there in time to save them from the outlaw gang which was intent on raping their women, stealin…
    - 11 Jul 18, 11:43pm -
  • We Cannot Be Paralyzed By Our Fears!
    I cried myself to sleep last night, more discouraged about America than I could ever remember. We worked so hard to get to an enviable place in our pursuit of that more perfect union, to a level of human and civil rights, of social justice and the ru…
    - 28 Jun 18, 9:05pm -
  • Conference Attendee Tips — Illustrated Journaling, Golden Age mysteries, Boat Shows and More
    Naomi & Cousin Ronni Circa 1950 Yes, I’m retired, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped learning — or attending conferences. Whether it’s the annual Florida Watercolor Society convention, and Urban Sketchers event, Emily’s List conferen…
    - 13 Jun 18, 2:18am -
  • Suicide Leaves Indelible Scars: Remembering Joey Shapiro
    Remembering Joey Shapiro Anthony Bourdain’s suicide and all the related tributes, personal introspections, lamentations and analysis have really upset me, and not because I feel his loss personally. Not being a foodie, I didn’t even know who he w…
    - 9 Jun 18, 6:49pm -
  • Life Explained: A 3-Legged Stool
    I’ve never understood people who take full credit for their accomplishments, as though getting top grades, running the fastest mile, being the most productive developer on the team, exceeding sales targets or alphabetizing by author and within genr…
    - 1 Jun 18, 1:31am -
  • Moving On: Tying Up The Loose Ends Of My Career
    It’s A Start! After several years of winding down my career gradually, I’m finally ready to pull the plug 100%. May 21, 2018 will hereafter be known as my retirement date. I’ve had a really wonderful time, done my best to make a difference, and…
    - 21 May 18, 7:17pm -

HR Success Guide

  • How to Improve Staff Engagement in the Legal Industry
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  • 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

  • A Bigger Prize worth Fighting For #UHR2018
    I’m fortunate enough to be spending the next few day at the UK Universities’ HR (UHR) conference in Bristol. The theme this year is “Universities: competitive advantage or collective advancement?”. I don’t see those two concepts as mutually…
    - 21 May 18, 8:15pm -
  • Rethinking Redeployment
    Unprecedented challenges require unprecedented approaches to workforce management. As British Telecom moves away from its traditional approach to redeploying staff, accepting higher redundancy payments instead, we need to think about how we handle re…
    - 13 May 18, 11:03am -
  • Testosterone in the Workplace
    If we are going to talk about a human future of work, we have to think about what it is that makes us human and not robots. We are seeing interesting discussions beginning around neuro-diversity, and around the menopause at work, but the powerful rol…
    - 7 Feb 18, 1:04pm -
  • Equal Pay for ‘Equal Work’ will not help Women
    Recent reporting on equal pay has taken as given the concept of equal work. In the future work place, this idea simply doesn’t make sense. Instead, the focus will be on value and that will be a far more helpful mechanism to address gender discrimin…
    - 2 Feb 18, 1:04pm -
  • Ethics and Mortgages
    It’s easy to rattle off clichés and quotes about having principles and acting ethically. It’s hard to seriously challenge practices and decisions at work that you are uncomfortable with. When I have supported people through these kinds of dilemm…
    - 2 Feb 18, 8:44am -
  • Bound in Blockchains
    We have all clicked “I Accept” on terms and conditions that we’ve never read. Somehow, it doesn’t feel the same as writing our signature on a piece of paper; we would never physically sign a contract without reading it. So what happens when o…
    - 29 Nov 17, 9:13am -

Thinking About Learning

  • What I’ve learned about facilitation
    The art and skill of facilitation for me has been one of the core skills I’ve developed in my time as an L&Der. When I look back over the years, there have been several moments when I’ve known that facilitation as an enabler is a highly powerful…
    - 28 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 7:26am -
  • Higher expectations of L&D vendors
    In a LinkedIn post yesterday, Sheridan Webb wrote an article about her perceptions of how “L&D” have unhelpful attitudes towards “trainers”. It’s a good thinking piece. I value good writing about what we do as a profession and oftentimes we…
    - 50 days ago, 24 Oct 18, 6:46am -
  • What is selflessness?
    My 11yo son asked me this last night. It was late so I had to give him the short answer – doing things for others without thinking about how it might affect you, and not expecting gratitude or thanks for doing it. It’s a concept I think about oft…
    - 58 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 6:59am -
  • The truth of personality profiling
    …is that most of the time, the proper psychometric and personality tools that are out there produce accurate profiles as much as people may not want them to. I meet people regularly enough who ‘hate’ them because they don’t want to be profile…
    - 65 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 11:16am -
  • The skill of interrogating models in L&D
    One of the tasks we often have to do in L&D is interrogate and evaluate the models presented to us. Pretty much everything in L&D revolves around a model, and it can be easy to get lost in the array of stuff that’s out there. Evaluation models can…
    - 73 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 5:11pm -
  • Should L&D be part of HR? This question, again?
    It comes around regularly enough. Should L&D sit with HR? I used to think about this question. Until I got over it. It got raised again last week at the Learning Live conference. It got me thinking about several different points. L&D isn’t a lobbyi…
    - 93 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 9:29am -

T Recs

  • 8 Ways to Improve Hiring and Retention
    Almost every piece of research covering the priorities of business leaders and senior HR professionals will conclude that recruiting and retaining the people they need is the top priority and main challenge. Research covering aspirations of employees…
    - 51 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 10:52am -
  • Under New Management
    This weekend sees the start of the new Premier League football season and I, for one, can’t wait. Regular readers will know that I’m an Arsenal fan, who’s been following them home and away since my early teens. But this weekend is a little more…
    - 10 Aug 18, 7:40am -
  • Thoughts From Jobseekers on How Work is Changing
    It seems that barely an hour passes on digital communication channels without predictions, opinions and discussions appearing about the future of work. Those last three words alone now appear on bios and as individual specialisms. The battle is often…
    - 9 Aug 18, 2:05pm -
  • Technology, People, Recruitment and The Tipping Point
    The recruitment ecosystem is constantly shifting shapes and dynamics, and ameliorating in new and different ways. Technology is driving much of this. The simple days of agencies, internal and advertising platforms (be they print or digital) have chan…
    - 4 Jun 18, 4:12pm -
  • Be Courageous, Be Human, #WorkHuman
    Do the internal systems and structures within your company work against people reporting harassment or bullying, or are there ‘safe spaces’ or non-judgmental support for those who need to tell their story? Can HR create these? And if not, then is…
    - 10 Apr 18, 8:16am -
  • 3 Things about Digital Transformation
    October is traditionally HR technology month.  2 major conferences with accompanying expos, and chances to see what new functionalities the major companies have lined up, as well as some of the newer, start-up tech businesses. For all the bright shi…
    - 23 Oct 17, 6:51am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Virtual Insanity: Rethinking The Traditional Workplace.
    One of my senior leaders once told me a funny story about the time his kid was asked about what Dad did for work. “He talks on the phone in the basement all day,” the kid replied. This pretty much sums up a lot of people’s perceptions about vir…
    - 5 Jun 18, 2:49pm -
  • Glassdoor: An M&A Which Will Live in Infamy.
    There are a lot of companies out there that actually walk the walk. Glassdoor, for a long time, was one of the good guys; they practiced the same sort of radical transparency they preached and were the rare company to actually champion the employee…
    - 10 May 18, 3:16pm -
  • Feeling Lucky: Google Gets Into Sourcing.
    One of the foundational premises of talent sourcing lies in the fact that traditional search engines are notoriously bad at searching for individual people and profiles, particularly as they relate to jobs. If you’re looking for something, search…
    - 28 Mar 18, 3:01pm -
  • Um Yea: Not Another 2018 HR Tech Trends Post.
    Here’s a good way to kick off a new year: for the first time in like, a decade, I’m actually not dreading writing one of those annual preview posts. See, if you’re in the recruitment content marketing business (a pretty shit nice, TBH), every y…
    - 16 Jan 18, 2:21pm -
  • Git Up, Git Out: Why Prisons Are Killing Diversity in the Workplace.
    If employers truly cared about diversity, then a felony conviction would be a non-issue for recruiting, if not an asset.
    - 12 Dec 17, 2:33pm -
  • The Road to Hella: Why Silicon Valley Doesn’t Really Matter Anymore.
    It’s no secret that I’ve long hated the San Francisco area. These reasons, of course, extend beyond the more obvious, superficial stuff. While I have a sincere and deep-seated animosity for Giants and Golden State Warrior fans, streets that perpe…
    - 19 Oct 17, 1:35pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

    - 22 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Why I Meet Once A Week With My Team
    That’s right. Once a week I meet with every single person on my team. Sometimes our meetings are 15 minutes, other times a half hour. I even ask them to complete a weekly form before our meeting. I adapted it from Cy Wakeman’s Reality Based Leade…
    - 6 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • Ten Simple Ways To Be A Great Manager
    Ten quick tips on how to be the great manager your employees want: 1. Ask their opinion But only do this if you actually care. And do not shut down their ideas with laughter or bad body language. You may say “great idea” but your body language or…
    - 1 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • It’s About The Heart – Why You Should Never Counter Offer
    We spend a lot of time talking about retaining our best people. Too many times though, we wait until our star gives us their resignation notice and then we try the worst tactic possible – the counter offer.  Some managers scurry about trying to fi…
    - 23 Jan 18, 12:15pm -
  • Getting Rid of Annual Appraisals Won’t Solve Your Performance Management Problem
    The annual appraisal, the culmination of the traditional Performance Management process, is broken, fundamentally flawed and completely irrelevant.  The process of having a formal discussion with someone 2-3 times a year is laughable for a number of…
    - 18 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Where Leaders Go Wrong
    Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are t…
    - 9 Jan 18, 12:30pm -

101 Half Connected Things

  • newOn the future of work – a brief note
    The brightest thinkers paint different views of our near to mid future. They describe alternate realities where automation and AI (often used interchangeably) come to rob us of our jobs or free us of our shackles. It’s possible that both camps migh…
    - 6 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 8:06am -
  • A (rejected) Evidence Based Review
    My review of Evidence-Based Management: How to Use Evidence to Make Better Organizational Decisions which you can buy here was rejected by Amazon yesterday for not following their guidelines. I think it does, I imagine they objected to the cow in a t…
    - 17 days ago, 26 Nov 18, 7:25am -
  • How do you value improving others?
    I was talking a while back with the very wise Stefan Stern about the notion of talent and where we place value. One of the things I think we genuinely undervalue is the ability to build or realise capacity/capability in others. The ability to support…
    - 41 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 7:41am -
  • We didn’t care enough
    Yesterday someone asked me why a problem hadn’t been solved before and I replied that we obviously just hadn’t cared enough. It felt like that needed a longer explanation, so I told them what I’m about to tell you… Things that organisations r…
    - 85 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:51am -
  • Whole lot of history
    There is a way the conversation often goes when you are new to a role. And a way it can go How it often goes “Why don’t we do my brilliant idea. I’m the breath of fresh air new boss?” “Tried it, didn’t work” How it can go “I was looki…
    - 29 Aug 18, 6:41am -
  • Feedback is a gift
    Feedback is a gift. Or it is like a gift in many ways. Or at least 10. My Auntie Rosie was the worst gift giver in our family – and also brought the most joy. Watching my cousin pretend to be delighted at receiving an electric lemon squeezer as a p…
    - 22 Aug 18, 6:49am -

Switch and Shift

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

Leadership Freak

  • newHow a Jerk Revealed Her Purpose
    On November 20, 2011, I had a car accident that landed me in the hospital for several weeks. I received a menu from food services every morning. But I was busy doing other… Continue reading →
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • newTips for Engaging with People Who Matter Most
    New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Rodger Dean Duncan to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of, “LeaderSHOP.” (Deadline: 12/16/2018) We… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • newWhat’s Twice as Important as Technical Skill
    The difference between top and average performers isn’t technical skill. Yes, in order to succeed you need technical skill. But to thrive at top levels of organizational leadership you need something more than… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • New Results Using Old Methods is a Frustrating Myth
    The only way to achieve greater success using old methods is to work harder. But doing more with less has a limited lifespan. Working harder only works when you aren’t working hard already.… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • You See Things As You Are – Not as They Are
    “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” attributed to Anais Nin. You believe you are the answer. You see what you look for and defend what you see. Seeing:… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • The George H.W. Bush Quote They’re Getting Wrong
    I’ve seen a George H.W. Bush quote floating around on the Internet that completely misses the point. Former President George Bush didn’t say, “I think history will point out some of the things… Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 12:00pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 12/12/18
    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...
    - 19 hours ago, 12 Dec 18, 7:00pm -
  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 12/11/18
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 7:00pm -
  • newBook List: Best Books on 21st Century Management and Leadership
    In 2007, Gary Hamel and Bill Breen challenged readers to look ahead a decade and think about what management will be like then. That was a challenging question, and Hamel and Breen described key issues and offered...
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 7:00pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: Try asking for feedback
    Think of it as the Ed Koch Rule. That irrepressible Mayor of New York went around the streets asking people, “How am I doing?” If you ask that question, you just might learn something important. This is a...
    - 4 days ago, 9 Dec 18, 7:00pm -
  • Weekend Leadership Reading: 12/7/18
    Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take...
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 7:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • What can I do for #GivingTuesday?
    Giving Tuesday is here friends! Giving Tuesday happens the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving (and ya know, Black Friday & Cyber Monday), it’s an international day of charitable giving. Who am I giving to on this #GivingTuesday? I’m so glad you aske…
    - 16 days ago, 27 Nov 18, 1:11pm -
  • I’ll staple those applications
    This is a story about a time I when I had a great idea. The year was two thousand and seven. I was all of 21 years old and very ambitious. I had been working my first “grown up” job for a year now and had been exceeding all expectations. I had le…
    - 3 Jul 18, 12:47pm -
  • Only 48 hours
    Like most of the #SHRM18 attendees and bloggers I have a lot of thoughts to share with you all from the sessions I attended, but one has constantly been running through my mind since Wednesday. What if you only had 48 hours to respond to the biggest…
    - 26 Jun 18, 12:14pm -
  • The first time I tweeted
    Hot off the heels of #SHRM18 and I have to share that I’ve been quite sappy about it! First reason being because Chicago is where it all started for me. #SHRM13 was the first time I was invited to be a part of the bloggers team and I was absolutely…
    - 24 Jun 18, 6:46pm -
  • #SHRM18 Speaker Spotlight: Pamela Meyer, PhD
    I took some time to chat with Pamela Meyer, Ph.D about her #SHRM18 session Agility Shift: People Practices, Models and Metrics to Create a More Agile, Competitive Organization. Her session title caught my attention because ‘Agile’ is a term that…
    - 14 Jun 18, 1:40pm -
  • Bad Training is… bad! A #SHRM18 Interview with Patti Perez
    One of the things I get excited about as a conference blogger is the chance to chat with some of the speakers ahead of the event. I pick different speakers every year to, wait for it…, expand my world! Okay, that was a cheesy set-up to spotlight th…
    - 29 May 18, 9:28pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • How Gamification Won
    I remember hearing Rajat Paharia on a panel discussion some years ago denouncing the term Gamification. He was at the time dubbed the Father of the strategic technical discipline. Logically, the commodification of the behavioral practice wore him out…
    - 24 days ago, 19 Nov 18, 10:13pm -
  • A Chance At Gratitude
    I woke up early in an East Coast town and (against my better judgment) checked my social media feed. I was met with positivity (?) Two positive posts in a row.... 2! With the mid-term election a day behind us, people may have exhausted their hatred f…
    - 34 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 5:58pm -
  • Behave Yourself
    It was an honor to be included in Dr. Bob Nelson's new book "1001 Ways to Engage Employees". I shared a case study with Dr Bob which showcased how we used the SCARF methodology to enhance a major technology company's performance management strategy.M…
    - 41 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 8:41pm -
  • Collabratory
    Sales people are naturally competitive, in fact, most people are competitive (whether they choose to admit it or not). Competition fails to impress because it is perceived to be rooted in jock culture. No one is impressed by chest pounding (especiall…
    - 49 days ago, 25 Oct 18, 1:33pm -
  • Our Happiness Dilemma
    This month I enter my 12 year in the Human Capital Management space. Trends have come and gone but our function remains in the positive part of Human Resources. Continually, we seek to serve the function of bringing people together, our extended goal…
    - 56 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 3:36pm -
  • Shimmering Reflection
    At the start of any given day I have two goals:Remember the fleeting and spare moments of pure happinessRemember that my problems are insignificant I know people who are in pain. Their lives have been forever changed by an event or series of events…
    - 86 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 8:15pm -

Employment Law Navigator

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

What Goes Around

  • newStories of Hope and Courage
    My friend Andy Copps recently invited me to take part in a storytelling event in London, called Stories of Hope and Courage. I was asked to provide some live art to accompany the stories as they unfolded, and there was some live music in the mix too.…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 7:16am -
  • Minden Calling : European Adventures
    A few weeks ago I wrote about the free art project extending into Europe. Since then, I’ve accepted a kind invitation to show some of my art at an exhibition in Minden, Germany. Minden is one of the towns twinned with our borough, and next March th…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 10:37am -
  • Lights Out : A Labour of Love
    When I was a kid, I remember my Mum buying me a Spider Man comic while I was ill, and off school for a few days. For years after that I bought loads of different Marvel comics, and I always remembered that day I read my first one. Stan Lee, the creat…
    - 27 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 4:08pm -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

  • Employer Changes in Illinois: 300 Days Plus New POSTER
    The following are a couple employment related changes all business owners and human resources professionals in Illinois should be aware of.DOCUMENTATION RECOMMENDEDEmployees of any Illinois employer now have a much longer time frame to bring a compla…
    - 64 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 4:52pm -
  • Top HR Podcasts Chosen for HR Student Review
    Since 2011, I have incorporated a social learning aspect to my HRM and Strategic HRM course.  The graduate students get to chose while the undergraduates are assigned a specific podcast to listen to each week.  Over the years, I have incorporated b…
    - 27 Aug 18, 2:03am -
  • HR Assessment Risk Summary
    In summarizing the potential for risk in the human resources and personnel practices of organizations visited over the past few years, the highest risk of audits, investigations, grievances and the resulting potential for penalties, fines and legal…
    - 28 Jun 18, 10:58pm -
  • Talking HR with Brian Pierce from WMAY
    This morning I had a chance to talk with Brian Pierce from WMAY as a member of Local First Springfield. We talked about ice cream, management coaching, hiring and retaining employees and more.  Have a listen!Listen to "Rogers HR Consulting - 6/15/18…
    - 15 Jun 18, 9:12pm -
  • Social Learning Platforms in the Classroom?
    Yes, social learning platforms are in my classrooms (face-to-face, blended, and online) and have been part of my teaching methodology since 2011 or so.  I personally got online around 2008 not too long after social media started getting popular amon…
    - 10 Apr 18, 2:03am -
  • 121517 WMAY Local First Spotlight Rogers HR Consulting

    - 10 Mar 18, 10:01pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • So…Can I Bring My Bong to Work Now?

    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 8:33pm -
  • 29 pieces
    Twenty-nine. That is the number of pieces of mail I received from vendors in the lead up to the opening of #SHRM18 in Chicago tomorrow. As someone who has been blessed to attend multiple of these annual extravaganzas of everything … Continue readin…
    - 16 Jun 18, 9:50pm -
  • Screaming at my technology
    This week I have been fighting a regular battle with my HRIS. For those not in the know, HRIS stands for Human Resource Information System. If an uninterested observer were watching this battle unfold, I believe they would unequivocally state … Con…
    - 19 Feb 18, 11:05pm -
  • The lessons from first jobs
    All of us had a first job at some point. The question I ask now that some of our careers have gone 10, 20, even 30 years on; what lessons from our first jobs are we carrying with us today? … Continue reading →
    - 16 Jan 18, 1:15pm -
  • Clean vs. Cluttered

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

    - 2 Jan 18, 4:59pm -

A Leading Perspective

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

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