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  • newWhat Your Vote Means for Immigration
    As I discussed almost a year ago, immigration has become one of, if not the, key issue in the U.S. Presidential election. Now we’re in the final stretch of this election season and voters finally get to go to the polls to cast their votes, its im…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 16, 5:17pm -
  • newGender Pay Gap Contributing to Global Inequality Says Oxfam
    A new report from Oxfam Canada suggests that the gender pay gap is contributing to growing inequality. While the pay gap varies from nation to nation, and between women within nations, not one country has fully closed the gap — and in some countri…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 2:17pm -
  • newEp 100 – Frank Discussions About Sexual Harassment at Work & the Election
    The Internet exploded last week on the topic of sexual misconduct and harassment for Republican Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump. According to a 2008 study by the Association of Women in Action, 54% of the respondents reported to have experienced s…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 5:17pm -
  • newWorkification of Games: Office Freakout is More Mindless Work
    Gamification, the application of game elements to non-game tasks and activities has spread from marketing trend, to education, to our daily lives at home and at work. App developers have made a game of learning, getting healthy, answering our emails…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 2:17pm -
  • newWill Millennials End Up Being Less Creative in the Workplace?
    I was reading an article by Lisa Baird, a former principal designer at IDEO, talking about the existence of Unicorn employees, “the type of person whose professional expertise is both deep and wide in multiple subject areas.” That subject was in…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 5:17pm -
  • What Social Media Sites Are the Best Way to Engage College Students and Recent Grads?
    Chances are you are sitting down evaluating your year end strategy with regard go recruiting, specifically your college and campus recruiting and hiring efforts. As a talent acquisition leader, you are taking stock of your last year while evaluating…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 2:17pm -
  • Utilizing Recruitment Metrics is the key to Your Ultimate Candidate Attraction
    Even in our 21st century, data driven world, too many talent management strategies are governed by gut feelings and standard operating procedures that have been around since the middle of last century. Nine of ten respondents to a recent Salesforce M…
    - 20 Oct 15, 2:00pm -
  • How to Calculate Employee Turnover
    In a perfect world, your recruiting would net you the perfect candidates. They would develop into valuable employees, and separations would happen at the end of a productive and successful career. In today’s more fluid workplace, this rarely happen…
    - 8 Oct 15, 1:00pm -
  • Why is a Landing Page key to Great Recruiting & Hiring
    The benefits of a well designed Landing Page As a recruiter you can understand the heartbreak of the job seeker who finds that just right job opening only to find that the posting was outdated and leads to a “failure to find” message. You share t…
    - 8 Sep 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to Use SEO Best Practices to Deepen Your Talent Pool
    SEO, like so many buzzwords on the interwebs, gets thrown around a lot, almost to the point that it loses its meaning. Search Engine Optimization can be a tricky concept to nail down, between changing trends in search and changes to the search algori…
    - 1 Sep 15, 1:00pm -
  • 10 Great Landing Page Examples in Recruiting & Hiring
    Why a Great Landing Page is Important. When it comes to career and job posting landing pages, not all companies are equal, in fact, some are just down right dreadful. I’ve collected a list of ten great career pages and we’re going to tell you why…
    - 25 Aug 15, 1:00pm -
  • 19 Best Free Job Boards Recruiters Can Use Today
    Advantages of Free Job Boards When it comes to job boards, there are several of them out there.   In this article we look at some of the best free job boards.   Not every job board is free, especially to a recruiter.   If your looking to maximiz…
    - 18 Aug 15, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Ways to Quit Stealing Blog Content
    If you are receiving this blog from me, it’s likely that instead of calling you out, I’m politely suggesting that you remove my original content that has been copied and pasted onto your site. In short, I’m tired of your shit. I appreciate that…
    - 21 Jan 15, 8:19pm -
  • I’ve Fallen Out of Love with Twitter
    For the last 6 years, Twitter has been the glue that has held my community together. It has facilitated client relationships, business opportunities and even introduced me to best friends. Twitter has been the secret sauce that has catapulted my blog…
    - 29 Sep 14, 2:35am -
  • The Why Behind HR Technology’s Hype Cycle
    I’ve been giving a lot of thought these days to the adoption speed or lack there of when it comes to human resources technology. In trying to explain the cycle, I’ve taken a page from Gartner and how the cycle moves. Adoption is often very slow w…
    - 20 May 14, 11:17am -
  • How to Sell to HR: Current Advertising & Marketing Trends
    The human capital and HR industry is a hard nut to crack. It’s an elitist and exclusive female dominated bunch. The men in the industry likely came from the recruiting or operations side of the house. Outsiders are viewed skeptically particularly t…
    - 19 Feb 14, 8:25pm -
  • Your Company Careers Page is the Heart of Your Employment Brand
    Not too long ago, I wrote about the 9 channels of employment branding. Employment branding is one piece of your overall recruitment strategy. It is the most strategic part of your recruiting plans and activities. Employment branding incorporates trad…
    - 12 Feb 14, 3:52pm -
  • The Difference Between an HR Business Partner & Just HR
    Human Resources. HR. It’s an industry that is elusive in understanding to many including your CEO, hiring manager or employees. Just exactly who is HR and what do they do for your business, compliance and for the employee? I’ve often said that HR…
    - 5 Feb 14, 2:17pm -

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Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • Thinking about #Recruiting Assessments> Don’t Miss #FOT Webinar
    The gang at Fistful of Talent is back with some more recruiting gold.  If you are in HR, Recruiting, Leadership and like talking about sports, this webinar is for YOU. Join my pals, recruiting experts, R.J. Morris and Kris Dunn as they present(dru…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Sep 16, 4:45pm -
  • HR Pros need a win-win-win? Join me and ClearCompany in Napa.
    Want a win-win-win?  Want to hear great people talk (win 1) about great talent strategies (win 2) while drinking great wine (win 3)?  Of course you do.  Join me, Kris Dunn, William Tincup, Kyle Lagunas, Maren Hogan, Laurie Ruettimann and a host o…
    - 42 days ago, 9 Sep 16, 3:32pm -
  • Career Page Need A Lift? Daxko’s Got You Covered
    Come on folks.  You know your careers page needs an facelift.  You know first impressions to candidates mean a lot. You’re not sure where to start.  Never fear… Yesterday 2 of my Daxko People Team Members, Beth Wolfe (Talent Acquisition Specia…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:35pm -
  • Burke Bedside Chat: Can I Discriminate Against Boring People?
    Every Tuesday I conduct my Burke Bedside Chat live on Facebook.  It’s me and my trusted side-kick, hubby Bo Burke, sitting in bed doing what old-people do…we go to bed early and talk about random stuff on Facebook. Live. Along with talking abou…
    - 58 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 8:10pm -
  • 10 Songs To Survive Open Enrollment
    As the great Bob Marley said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”. Well that’s GREAT because one thing that can be pain-inducing for everyone is open enrollment. And just like marathoners need a little music mojo t…
    - 60 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 7:48pm -
  • HR needs to Chop Wood; Carry Water
    Some days just are awful.  I mean really awful. You hear of a team member’s passing.  You become overwhelmed with workload.  A good friend disappoints and rejects you. Your husband leaves you.  Your wife doesn’t trust you. You learn you have…
    - 88 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 2:00pm -

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

  • Keeping Up with the Compliances
    CUE Labor and Employee Relations Daily It’s a lot easier than keeping up with your pesky spendthrift neighbors! The business community continues to be concerned about many of the NLRB decisions that are being handed down.  It seems like the Nation…
    - 86 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 5:02pm -
  • Persuader Rule: The Window is Closing on an Important Date for HR #SHRM16
    New blog up over on the CUE blog that contains some very important information about the Department of Labor persuader rule and employer compliance. Earlier this month, the Department of Labor created a very brief “grandfather” period for persuad…
    - 24 Jun 16, 6:02pm -
  • Drive Thru HR Does #SHRM16
      What you need to know about social security A very special live episode of Drive Thru HR hosted by Michael where he talks to representatives from the Social Security Administration, sharing useful information about social security for individuals…
    - 21 Jun 16, 8:37pm -
  • Day 1.5 at #SHRM16 Randomness and Regulations
      I’m blogging again this year for SHRM at the National show aka #SHRM16. Once again, I’ve spent the entire event networking, which means I’ve only attended one session so far – a labor law overview by Chad Richter from Jackson Lewis. Chad h…
    - 21 Jun 16, 5:49pm -
  • I Am Part of the Problem
    I Am Part of the Problem: Misogyny in the Workplace This was shared with me recently. Given …life recently, I thought it was worth sharing with others in the HR community, especially as we head into the week of #SHRM16. – Michael Several events i…
    - 14 Jun 16, 6:17pm -
  • Q&A with #SHRM16 Speaker Chad Richter
    Q&A with #SHRM16 Speaker Chad Richter  The annual SHRM conference starts in just 6 days. I’m blogging for SHRM again this year.  One of the things they asked us to do is to feature one of the speakers from the conference. Here’s my Q&A profile…
    - 13 Jun 16, 2:55pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newHow to Out the Bosses Favorite and Keep Your Job
    While conducting a recruiting workshop at ILSHRM an attendee had a situation that caused her to seek out advice. Her story, as they often are, is one that probably everyone has dealt with at least once in their career. I would venture a guess that a…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 12:59pm -
  • The Total Cost of a Bad Hire for a Small Business
    While sources may disagree on the exact monetary value of a bad hire, everyone agrees on one thing, they are expensive. Whether the cost be 5 times the salary or 30% of the first years salary, bad hires cost companies every single year. And that cost…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 1:09pm -
  • Developing Small Business Leaders When You Don’t Know How
    Leadership development is crucial for any business. I will fight anyone who disagrees to the death. Ok maybe not to the death, but I will argue the point until I just can’t anymore. Leaders, regardless of how long they have been in a leadership rol…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 1:00pm -
  • Recognizing Burnout in Employees and What to Do About It
    Regardless of how well we enjoy our job, all of us have experienced burnout. Whether it be because we are overworked and under appreciated or because we are bored and under stimulated, the effects of burnout can be detrimental to our job performance…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 16, 1:00pm -
  • Employee Referral Programs for Tight Budgets
    Even with the inclusion of more and more social networking and non-traditional recruiting methods into business recruiting strategy, employee referrals remain one of the top sources of qualified candidates across companies of all sizes. There is no h…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 16, 1:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • newLet’s Get #ERE16 Tattoos on Bourbon Street!
    Next week (and I’m quite excited!) I’m heading over to from Baton Rouge to New Orleans (a 60 mile drive which, by Louisiana traffic standards, will take 3 hours) in order to get my TA mojo on at The EREThe post Let’s Get #ERE16 Tattoos on Bour…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 11:37am -
  • HR and the Digital Bubble
    I’m looking forward to attending the HR Technology Conference & Exposition (##HRTechConf) next week where, once again, I’ll be a member of the HR Tech Insiders team. This post, Digital Readiness and Matters of HR, originally appeared on the #HRT…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Sep 16, 11:32am -
  • Time for an Upgrade – the HR Technology Experience
    I’m always somewhat amused when a new iPhone (or pick your device) comes out. As soon as the iPhone7 went on sale on September 16th my Facebook timeline was filled with status updates of “I’ve ordered mine!” and “my phoneThe post Time for…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Sep 16, 11:58am -
  • Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company – #HRTechConf
    Here’s one of the things I like about the HR Technology Conference & Exposition – discovering where the innovation is happening. What solutions are being created? What problems are being solved? How, let’s get down to brass tacks people, doesT…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 12:41pm -
  • Startup Pavilion at the #HRTechConf
    In just a few short weeks (October 4 – 7, 2016) the always anticipated, never imitated, HR Technology Conference & Exposition will be kicking off at Chicago’s McCormick Place. While the Expo Hall is an HR tech enthusiast’s dream comeThe post S…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 1:14pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • Think you can implement HR technology in 2016 with skills from the 90’s? Think Again!
    If you were implementing an ERP platform in the 90’s, it would have been safe to assume that HR function would mostly sit back, and IT (both internal and external resources) would be running the show. The IT departments would typically be large, an…
    - 21 Jun 16, 5:32am -
  • Series: Making the case for technology: Part 1: What does it cost?
    This is a common question every person trying to purchase new technology in their organisation gets asked “Where is the business case?”. To answer this question or prepare the business case you will need to know a few things. In this series I wil…
    - 19 Mar 16, 8:07am -
  • Make first impressions that last…
    After a competitive and time consuming recruitment process, you’ve (read recruiter) finally selected the best candidate for the job. The hiring manager is relieved, and you’re on to the next role to fill. Time is ticking, and the hiring manager u…
    - 2 Feb 16, 6:45am -
  • 2015 in review
    The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take abo…
    - 31 Dec 15, 3:18pm -
  • HR Tech Fest 2015 – It’s not a wrap, it’s just the beginning of learning!
    HR Tech Fest 2015 – It’s not a wrap, it’s just the beginning of learning! This was my first year at hrtechfest and it certainly won’t be the last. After a cracking start in 2014, serial tweeting, and twitter pals coercion I was swayed to atte…
    - 16 Dec 15, 1:09am -
  • When it comes to jobs, are you comparing apples to broccoli?
    The oddity of comparing apples to broccoli may strike you as weird or blatantly absurd, but unfortunately most companies are doing exactly this when it comes to their jobs.          VS            On a regular basis I scan the popular job s…
    - 13 Dec 15, 10:18pm -

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

  • Is the recruitment industry dysfunctional? That would be YES!
    I have written of the dysfunction in the recruitment industry before. And certainly the whole concept of taking non-exclusive, contingent job orders in competition is as rooted a business model, as I know. But now we are shooting ourselves in…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 9:00pm -
  • The people with the best people always win. Always.
    Technology? Yes, you have got to have the best, and you have to know how to use it. But the point of difference in recruitment is still people, and in my view that will increasingly be the case. Stands to reason. Everyone who is a serious pla…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 16, 9:00pm -
  • 12 crucial recruiter tips. (In 10 words or less).
    A powerful two-minute read for all the desk recruiters out there. 12 tips. Each no longer than 10 words. Will lead you to fun and money. Click on the hyperlinks if you want more details on each concept. 1. Walk away from shitty margins or cli…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 9:00pm -
  • 50,000 Twitter Followers! Only took 7 years, 2 weeks, and 5 days
    Modern recruiters build a strong online personal brand. It’s not cliche, it’s not marketing babble, it’s not the blathering of some pony-tailed, ear-ringed digital acolyte. It’s a deal-breaker for recruiting success. It will become th…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Sep 16, 9:00pm -
  • The five biggest mistakes recruitment leaders are making now
    It’s a tough time to be a recruitment leader. So many challenges, so much change. In my work across the globe, meeting and advising Owners and Managers of recruitment businesses, five key themes have emerged. Don’t make these mistakes as…
    - 46 days ago, 5 Sep 16, 9:00pm -
  • Such a great recruitment business. So I bought it! And why.
    Well, I didn’t buy the whole business. But I did invest a significant amount of money for a significant shareholding, and a place on the Board. I thought long and hard about publishing this blog. This is personal financial information after…
    - 88 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 9:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • Oracle “Human Talks” Episode 3: Guest, Matthew Jurosek
    Human Talks is a show where we talk to HCM practitioners, analysts, and Oracle partners. Each episode is approximately 5 minutes, so well worth your time in hearing what is happening in the world of HCM.
    - 46 days ago, 5 Sep 16, 12:21pm -
  • Steps to Re-Imagine and Reinvent Your Workplace
    The importance of thinking ahead, about identifying important trends in workplaces, and how HR and business leaders can be ready for the future.
    - 52 days ago, 30 Aug 16, 4:11pm -
  • Oracle “Human Talks” Show: Guest, Tim Hickey of Exelon
    Human Talks is a show where we talk to HCM practitioners, analysts, and Oracle partners. Each episode is approximately 5 minutes, so well worth your time in hearing what is happening in the world of HCM.
    - 63 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 6:15pm -
  • Trish McFarlane on the Future of Work: Live from Inforum
    Infor may have embraced HCM through a variety of acquisitions, but they have reinvented these into a powerful set of cloud-based human capital management solutions built to adapt to your organization’s evolving business strategy.
    - 72 days ago, 10 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Announcing the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network!
    And now with the launch of the new HR Happy Hour Network (details are in the release here), we are partnering with George LaRocque, Ben Eubanks, Madeline Laurano, and Mollie Lombardi in what we know will be an exciting new group of shows.
    - 78 days ago, 4 Aug 16, 10:04am -

People Equation

  • Why Silence at Work is a Good Thing—For Introverts and Extroverts Alike
    I am the offspring of two very different personality types: a gregarious extrovert and a studious introvert. My youth was shaped by my mother’s extroverted style. She had a positive, upbeat energy and effortless charm in social situations. From her…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 10:30am -
  • 10 Simple Phrases that Cast Sunlight
    Last week I wrote about how we are naturally drawn towards positive people because they inspire us. In nature, that’s called the “heliotropic effect,” which describes how plants grow or move towards sunlight. This week, I penned a similar piece…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 16, 10:30am -
  • In Support of Amy Cuddy and Power Posing
    Wonder Woman kicks butt. She’s strong, principled, and makes people tell the truth with her golden lasso. When I was a kid, I watched the Linda Carter version on TV.  She’s my favorite heroine, as evidenced by the many WW items adorning my home.…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 16, 10:30am -
  • Finding Your Sunshine At Work
    Every summer, I plant a small veggie garden in my Michigan backyard. Even though the location is too shady for some of the sun-loving plants, it’s the only place that works in our yard, so we (and by “we”, I mean both the plants and I) make do.…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 16, 10:30am -
  • Are Unspoken Issues Creating Mischief on Your Team?
    When the results of Google’s research on team effectiveness (called “Project Aristotle”) were revealed earlier this year, the conclusion was surprising: the best teams have just one thing in common. Factors such as clear goal-setting and team m…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 10:30am -
  • Why Leaders Need to Understand the Difference between Influence and Manipulation
    If you enact a leadership role, you have some measure of influence. And you also likely don’t see yourself as a manipulator. Do you know where influence stops and manipulation begins?  Read on to learn what two prominent authors who’ve conducted…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Sep 16, 2:45pm -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newGreat Culture in Born from Great Leadership!
    You know what doesn’t work but we keep hoping it might? Grassroots culture! The kind of culture where you want your employees to establish. The kind of culture that vendors keep telling you that you must have to be sustainable. The reality is a gr…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 12:35pm -
  • newMichigan Recruiter’s Conference 2016 Takeaways
    Last week the 3rd annual Michigan Recruiter’s Conference took place in Grand Rapids, MI onsite at our corporate host Amway World Headquarters. 150 Corporate Talent Acquisition Leaders and Pros participated and heard from an outstanding lineup of sp…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 12:45pm -
  • T3 – Health Fair Connections @HealthFairGuys
    This week on T3 I take a look at the HR technology app Health Fair Connections. Health Fair Connections (HFC) is a unique software that allows benefit’s professionals to secure vendors for their internal health fairs, maximize employee participatio…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 12:32pm -
  • The Ultimate Gift Guide for Boss’s Day! #MakeBossesGreatAgain
    Does anyone really celebrate National Boss’s Day?  It seems like something made up by some drunk employees one night and then the next day they realized it went too far! What’s next National “White Man’s” Day? Oh wait, my black friends, wo…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 12:12pm -
  • It’s Super Hard to Write a Cool Job Posting!
    Almost every solid TA pro and leader I know wants to have cool, hip, on fleek, whatever new saying the kids on Snap are saying, type job postings. What most organizations end up with is still the old written job description, KSAs, boring I just feel…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 12:33pm -
  • 5 Steps to Becoming the Most Liked HR Pro Ever!
    The old adage “I’d rather be respected than liked” was made up by people who didn’t have any friends!  And it’s been perpetuated for centuries by HR Pros who didn’t think it was professional to have friends in their organizations.  “…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 16, 1:16pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • The 4 Reasons Agency Recruiting Trumps Corporate Recruiting EVERY TIME
    For seven years I enjoyed the comfortable, predictable and somewhat steady life of an in-house recruiter, which, let’s face it, had its advantages.  Candidates came to me, positions just landed in my lap, and I actually got to interact with the h…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 2:00pm -
  • How to Ace a Virtual Career Fair
    Let’s face it. We live in a virtual world.  Every day more and more of our lives are moving online. And so it only makes sense that the process of job hunting, hiring, and job fairs is going virtual.  More and more companies are moving their old…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 16, 10:00am -
  • What Do You Have Without Your Integrity?
    I have been blown away this year by the lack of integrity with organizations.  I have written about the candidate experience and specifically outlined what employers are doing to candidates when they go on interviews.  I want to take it a step furt…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Sep 16, 2:58pm -
  • So…. What Have You Actually Sold?!!!
    So as a sales recruiter, I have talked some real gems.  I am saying that with complete sarcasm.  Knowing how to decipher what is real and what is bullshit is something I have become quite good at over the years.  What makes sales recruiting so dif…
    - 30 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 10:00am -
  • My 2 Cents on Why Millennials Don’t Suck
    So I know this post is going to touch a few nerves.  I know it is going to piss some people off.  I know some people will agree and others will just prefer to not pick a side.  Hell, at least I am not writing about the Trump/ Clinton debacle.  No…
    - 53 days ago, 29 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • 5 Ways to Customize a Cover Letter & Get Hired
    Searching for a job can be time-consuming. It’s tempting to cut corners and send a mass-produced letter, but doing so can hurt your chances of making the first cut and landing a first interview. Employers today find most of their applicants online.…
    - 63 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 10:00am -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • The Human Touch – #HRTechConf 2016
    The 2016 HR Technology Conference has now come and gone; another year, another fantastic show.  This year’s iteration offered all that one has come to expect, and then some.  The addition of the Women in HR Technology pre-conference summit was ce…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • “Be Fearless” – Women in HR Technology #HRTechConf
    In preparing for this year’s HR Technology Conference, one of the sessions I was most looking forward to was the pre-conference “Women in HR Technology” event.  Anytime something new is offered on the agenda you just never know how it’s goin…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Women In Technology at #HRTechConf 2016
    We’re now past the halfway point of September, and summer officially comes to a close this week.  That can only mean that the HR Technology Conference is right around the corner!  This year’s event moves back to Chicago from its typical Las Veg…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Truth In Advertising
    In most instances people and situations present themselves at face value. We however ignore the signs. We see what we choose to see. Painting the scene with our biases, expectations, experiences, hopes, dreams and yes fears.  After all why not, we w…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Disciplined Work, Lifelong Learning and Tikkun Olam {HR Leader Series}
    Editor’s Note: Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais will be writing a series of posts over the coming months featuring successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.  Today’s post is the fi…
    - 58 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Develop Our Future Workforce with Community Outreach?
    The future of our workforce should be very important to you. It is critical to your employer and should be considered very strategic to individual businesses and your industry. I want you to look at the incredible investment you can make for you, you…
    - 73 days ago, 9 Aug 16, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHR Tech Weekly: Episode #92: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    This week: Ultimate Software Buys Kanjoya, To Launch UltiPro Perception, 5 Biggest Announcements Google Just Made, Top Announcements from Dreamforce 2016, Facebook’s new Slack competitor, Workplace, AudioEye, ADP demonstrate better accessibility to…
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Oct 16, 4:00pm -
  • newSo Long, It’s Been Good To Know You
    "What was once considered verboten, former employees are now returning to their previous employers. With unemployment low, companies are relying on alumni networks and re-recruiting departed employees to fill open positions." - Matthew J. Stollak
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 12:32pm -
  • newHRExaminer Radio: Episode #201: Tom Janz
    Tom Janz is the Chief Science Officer and Co-founder of Plenarium and Chief Scientist at He started his career in academia with positions at the University of Waterloo, in the Faculty of Engineering, Simon Fraser University in…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 4:00pm -
  • HRExaminer Radio: Episode #200: Tim Newnham
    Tim Newnham has the role of Market Connector at Tim is fluent in current and future trends in the HRIS, Payroll, Integrated HCM and Talent Management arena.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 4:00pm -
  • The Present of HR
    On some levels, the present of HR is unrecognizable. If your experience of HR is that it’s the same-old same-old, you’re missing what’s happening. It’s not the future. It’s the right now. It’s the present of HR.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 11:47am -
  • HRExaminer v7.40
    In this week’s feature article China Gorman shares her career experiences with equal pay in, Half the Money. StackOverflow, the developers’ online watercooler, launched Developer Story this week. John Sumser looks at the new enhan…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 4:00pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newMinnesota IT Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page: Senior Software Engineer - Full Time Job - Software for Good Senior Full Stack .NET Software Engineer - Architect - Full Time Job - Fision UI - UX Designer...
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 4:41pm -
  • Job Search Tips: Finding A 2016 Seasonal Retail Job
    A quick post with some information following the announcement that Amazon is hiring 1,000 local seasonal workers: Amazon hiring 1,000 holiday workers in Twin Cities, 140,000 nationwide And last months announcement that Target is hiring 70,000 across…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 10:04pm -
  • Recruiting Tips: Show Your “Under Construction” Photos
    I just had a long conversation with a Minneapolis startup CTO and we were talking about their upcoming expansion including an office move and build out. He was wondering if they should show off the move, new space and if...
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 16, 7:40pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Senior IT Recruiter - Full Time Job - C.H. Robinson Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Ecolab Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - HealthPartners Corporate Recruiter...
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 16, 1:58pm -
  • Minnesota Morning… Exhale
    I am on day five of doing nothing and it feels really weird. One part freeing and one part W T H… I should be working my (bleep) off. One good thing is I don’t wake up exhausted any more....
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 16, 10:01pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Sourcing Specialist - Full Time Job - Patterson Companies Sr. Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - Amazon Recruiting Coordinator - Full Time Job - Amazon Sr Technology...
    - 19 days ago, 2 Oct 16, 6:53pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newDon’t Forget About Burr: Bringing New Talent & Longtime Employees Together
    If you have any interest in today’s pop culture, chances are you’ve heard of a little Broadway musical called Hamilton. If you haven’t, here’s the quick rundown: musical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the... Get the RestThe post Don’t…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 1:07pm -
  • newWhat Did 56,000+ Software Developers Say About the Job Market?
    Stack Overflow recently released the results from their annual Developer Survey and this year over 56,000 Developers from 173 countries answered questions about the tech they love, the tech they hate... Get the RestThe post What Did 56,000+ Softwar…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 1:32pm -
  • newAre You Tracking Recruiters? Or Spying?
    Trackers. The bane of every recruiter. Call trackers, “activity” trackers, shared trackers, weekly trackers, monthly trackers, “tick” sheets….no matter the name or the purpose, most recruiters I’ve managed consider these... Get the RestT…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 1:14pm -
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Hiring a Competitor’s Star or Day-Old Bread?
    In the Talent Acquisition world, hiring a big name player from a competitor can be a huge “get,” or it can backfire. “What do you mean, RJ?  I thought hiring... Get the RestThe post Can You Hear Me Now? Hiring a Competitor’s Star or Day-Old…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 12:27pm -
  • VP of Equality Is The Rationalized Replacement for VP of Diversity at Salesforce
    If you don’t like the answer, you can always change the question. Especially if you have money. Lots of money. There’s a lot of companies across America that struggle with... Get the RestThe post VP of Equality Is The Rationalized Replacement fo…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 12:27pm -
  • 5 Truths About Detail Orientation In the People You Hire
    My company gets the opportunity to be involved in thousands of hires ever year.  It’s an interesting test tube, especially since we help other companies hire.  So, it’s not our... Get the RestThe post 5 Truths About Detail Orientation In the P…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 4:59pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • HR Technology in 2017: Disruption Ahead
    This week we publish our HR Technology Disruptions for 2017, and I expect to see some radical changes in the year ahead. Let me summarize the highlights here, and I encourage you to read the 50 page...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advis…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 16, 7:19pm -
  • Workday Launches Learning: Brings Video to the Enterprise
    The Learning Management Systems (LMS) marketplace is over $3 billion in size, and includes hundreds of platforms to help companies manage all aspects of their employee training. The problem is that...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Adviso…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Sep 16, 3:06pm -
  • The Future of Work: It’s Already Here… And Not As Scary As You Think
    I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Singularity University Summit in San Francisco on The Future of Work. After months of research on the topic, reading dozens of books and articles on AI,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Ad…
    - 31 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 12:38am -
  • The New Digital World of Work – How it is Changing HR (In India)
    I just finished an amazing week in India, including a speech at a major HR Technology conference in Delhi.As many of you may know, India is now the second largest internet market and the HR...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Se…
    - 78 days ago, 4 Aug 16, 11:55am -
  • Data Proves that Culture, Values, and Career are Biggest Drivers of Employment Brand
    We just completed a detailed analysis of Glassdoor data among more than 6,000 companies and 2.2 million employees and I wanted to share a few important findings. If you consider “Would you...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Ser…
    - 88 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 11:26pm -
  • The HR Software Market Reinvents Itself
    The $14+ billion marketplace[1] for HR software and platforms is reinventing itself. Fueled by mobile apps, analytics, video, and a focus on team-centric management, we are seeing a disruptive change...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advi…
    - 94 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 1:28pm -

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • newStop talking about what drives employee engagement – it’s about WHO drives it
    Companies need to put management and leadership at the center of their engagement strategy. The post Stop talking about what drives employee engagement – it’s about WHO drives it appeared first on The HR Gazette.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 6:30pm -
  • newDisruptHR Chicago: Sponsor Spotlight with Hanold Associates
    Jason Hanold is the CEO & Managing Partner of Hanold Associates, a retained boutique executive search firm specializing in Human Resources officer and board recruiting. Before launching Hanold Associates, Jason was a Partner with Russell Reynolds As…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 3:30pm -
  • newHRchat Podcast: Tim & Kristen Harcourt talk about High Performers vs High Potentials
    Kristen shares her career journey and speaks about "high performers" vs "high potentials" in the workplace.The post HRchat Podcast: Tim & Kristen Harcourt talk about High Performers vs High Potentials appeared first on The HR Gazette.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 6:30pm -
  • newDisruptHR Chicago: Interview with Mindy Mackenzie
    The only thing you can reliably change or control at any company is yourself and that you can do that better by stepping on the Life Scale once per month.The post DisruptHR Chicago: Interview with Mindy Mackenzie appeared first on The HR Gazette.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 3:30pm -
  • DisruptHR Chicago: Sponsor Spotlight with Skill Scout
    Chicago is an international economic force to be reckoned with. In order to stay ahead, we have to keep up with the changing needs and experiences of our people. The post DisruptHR Chicago: Sponsor Spotlight with Skill Scout appeared first on The HR…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 3:30pm -
  • HR Event Preview: HR Leaders Summit In Canada
    Every year HR Leaders Summit brings together senior HR professionals to discuss some of the most pressing industry challenges. The post HR Event Preview: HR Leaders Summit In Canada appeared first on The HR Gazette.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 1:00pm -

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

  • #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 -
  • File 13 Phrases
    Here's a few choice inappropriate comments that seem benign in nature but really have deeper vitriol. I vote that these are removed from office lexicon in 2016, who's with me?"Working hard or hardly working?"This is just poor form. It implies jokingl…
    - 25 Apr 16, 2:00pm -

Everyday People

  • Never Look Back !!
    I have some questions for you. Do you enjoy being in your job? Is it what you expected? Are you engaged yourself? These are the types of questions you would use to have a conversation with an employee to help them gauge whether they are enjoying thei…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 2:08am -
  • Changing Lives
    I’ve mentioned in the past that I am fortunate to have amazing kids. They’re really adults now, and they’re still amazing !! I remember that when they were young they asked what I did for a living. When I told them that I was in Human Resources…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 16, 11:50pm -
  • Stand.
    The world around us seems to be doing its best to rip itself apart. We are bombarded with examples of social unrest, protests, and a political climate that is far from friendly. It’s hard to not have these, as well as many other, situations fill ev…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Oct 16, 2:17am -
  • Hi There !!
    I just had the pleasure of being the opening keynote speaker at SHRM Georgia  yesterday and it was a blast !! Any time I can get in front of, and among, my peers is a pleasure. I mean it. When I get a chance to be with other HR folks I get more and…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 1:44pm -
  • You Have A Choice !!
    Have you been watching social media lately? Even if you aren’t on the forums, the media makes sure to share tweets from political candidates. There’s one consistent feel to the majority of what is being shared – negativity. Honestly, most of wh…
    - 40 days ago, 12 Sep 16, 12:23am -
  • I Will Follow !!
    Followers. It’s amazing to see how a word can transform and become something completely different. I’ve always thought of the word as a group of people who were willing to get behind someone, or some effort, that they believed in. I still do. How…
    - 54 days ago, 29 Aug 16, 12:30am -

Workplace Diva

  • newWeak! How To Talk Like Donald Trump At Work
    I was having lunch with a friend at a fast-casual dining establishment. Amid the trays and discarded straw wrappers, I asked how things were going. "I'm an eating machine," my friend deadpanned between bites of burrito. "I'm a total disaster with a b…
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Oct 16, 1:41pm -
  • newWorkplace Trends: The Workplace Advice Bot
    Have a problem at work and need some advice? Never fear, the workplace advice bot is here!We now live in a world where bots are beginning to offer workplace advice. Or should I say, where bots are beginning to pull up relevant business articles for u…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 1:55pm -
  • newWhen A Co-worker Thinks You're Leaving Early (But You're Leaving On Time!)
    It's been a long day filled with meetings, conference calls and demanding customers, but now it's quitting time! You're making a beeline for the door when a work peer lays on the guilt trip. "Hey, you're bailing on us early again, I see. Aren't you g…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 3:28pm -
  • USA Makes List of Top 10 Most Empathetic Countries In the World
    If the presidential election has you worried that we're losing compassion for one other, then take heart: A new survey of more than 104,000 people around the world ranks the United States as number seven on the list of most-empathetic countries!The s…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 2:46pm -
  • Seven Steps For Creating a Kinder, Gentler Workplace
    Is the election getting your down? You are not alone; a new American Psychological Association/Harris Poll survey finds the presidential election is leading to incredible levels of personal stress!This election has become so dark, and so negative, th…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 4:22pm -
  • When A Co-worker's Power Posing Invades Your Personal Space
    The story du jour is the release of Workplace by Facebook, a workplace version of Facebook that will allow privacy-challenged employees everywhere to sandwich cute cat pictures between slices of corporate intellectual property in one, long news feed.…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 16, 2:27pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newThe Trend of Job Hopping in 2016
    It seems like every year, new trends arise with regard to just about everything from fashion choices to the way people choose to handle their lives, new trends arise on a routine basis. This includes perceptions about jobs and finding the career that…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 1:59pm -
  • 6 Skills Recent Graduates gain working in Insurance.
      Gaining transferrable skills is one of the most important things a new graduate should look for in their first few jobs after graduation. Chances are the first job you take will not be your dream job. It may not even be in the industry you ultimat…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 16, 6:18pm -
  • Growing Your Small Business
    Sometimes your overall goals and ambitions are much harder to reach then you’d expect when starting a new business. The constant challenge to try and stand out and be different and better than your competition can be a battle. Without the right res…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Sep 16, 2:08pm -
  • Got Creative Writing Skills? Check Out These Career Possibilities!
    Some people like to claim that there’s not a lot you can do with creative writing skills these days. Well, I’m not quite sure where people are getting that idea. Here are some of the great career paths available to you through creative writing! C…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Sep 16, 3:57pm -
  • Advance Your Career in Project Management Online
    Some people are happy to spend their career being told what to do by others. However, many would much prefer to be the one in charge. Managerial positions allow for more control over the work you complete and give you more responsibility. A lot of pe…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 3:05pm -
  • Ways to Make Your Office More Efficient
      Americans are working more hours than ever before. Nearly 4 out of 10 workers claim they log 50+ hours a week at their job. Americans also get less vacation days than other countries with only 15 days on average and Europeans getting 28 days on av…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 1:00pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

  • You Don’t Own Me
    A closer look at social influence, reputation management and the "Influence Spin Cycle"The post You Don’t Own Me appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 14 days ago, 7 Oct 16, 6:44pm -
  • 38 Special… (Happy Birthday to Me)
    Another birthday down and now I’m 38.  Wanna see where I’ve been?  Here’s the 2 posts you need to read, just click on the year: 2013 – I think this was the last one I did.  That made me kind of sad, so decided I’d pick it back up again…
    - 82 days ago, 1 Aug 16, 2:07am -
  • Deeply Flawed & Still Learning: Black Lives Matter.
    Racism exists.  There’s no denying it, which I don’t (and haven’t).  Even so, I have been absolutely clueless as to just how deeply ingrained and pervasive institutionalized racism actually is in around the world (not just America).  Needles…
    - 11 Jul 16, 3:37am -
  • “All Lives Matter.” Said Without Apology.

    - 8 Jul 16, 8:41pm -
  • Getting Past The Gossip Girl (or Guy)
    Sometimes, no matter how much I’d like to believe the contrary, it can feel like we never really escape high school.  Who gossiped with whom about what, who got invited to what party, who showed up to what event and who didn’t, what’s the stat…
    - 4 Apr 16, 10:21pm -
  • Love Yourself
    Have you ever just had to deal with something (or maybe someone)  you just couldn’t get behind?   Of course you have… we all have.  Last year, for me it was lists.  You know what I’m talking about:  influencer marketing lists typically…
    - 15 Feb 16, 1:22am -

The HR Blog

  • newHow To Be A Change Leader
    Your task as a change leader is to envision and help bring about change in the organization, a change that has positive long - term consequences for single parts of the organization and for the organization as a whole or the society it operates withi…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 2:39am -
  • newDemystifying Corporate Culture
    As a leader have a role in making the cultural change work succeed. You have to make an endeavor to establish the formal conditions for a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable effective interactions in a cross - cultural fra…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 6:50pm -
  • newIf You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Get It
    In any negotiation, the goal should be to avoid an outcome where the final response is a “no.” What-if responses help you in driving the conversation further by suggesting pointed actions that you can take to implement the suggestions or roadbloc…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 5:45pm -
  • How Does Your Company Measure Your Potential?
    Sages and researchers from HR define it in the following way “ Potential is not only the skill but also the will to develop or perform at a higher level in future.” As we see it, potential refers to the capability of an individual to perform at a…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Sep 16, 5:46pm -
  • How To Lead A Cross Border Team
    As a team leader, you need to remember that leading remote international teams requires creating new ways to work together. These tips will help you in deciphering the complex task of leading a remote international team successfully.The post How To…
    - 36 days ago, 15 Sep 16, 6:04pm -
  • Tips To Create a Sense of Oneness Within Your Team.
    By starting with a clear direction from the top, everyone on your team can understand the importance, the urgency, and the goals of the assignment from day one. After that by nudging your key team members for exceptional individual effort and the clo…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Sep 16, 5:52pm -

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas on Thursday with a couple of 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. On Thursday, I wi…
    - 11 Jul 16, 1:26pm -
  • My Annual Love Letter to the @SHRMFoundation #SHRM16
    Dear SHRM Foundation,We’ve known each other for years.  We’ve had our ups (your support of the HRGames) and our downs (the 247 Director’s Circle pins you sent me as a sign of your affection).  However, despite this rollercoaster of emotio…
    - 20 Jun 16, 6:18pm -
  • The 2015 Season of the #8ManRotation is Here #SHRM16
    Often imitated and never duplicated, the 2015 Season (our 6th edition) of The 8 Man Rotation is here.   While it may be mid-June, the takes from Steve Boese, Kris Dunn, Lance Haun, Tim Sackett, and myself are just as fresh today as they were when t…
    - 15 Jun 16, 1:21pm -
  • Q&A with #SHRM16 Speaker Jennifer McClure (@jennifermcclure)
    Jennifer McClure is a sought-after Keynote Speaker and Executive Coach. She combines her experiences as a Business Leader, Human Resources Executive and Executive Recruiter with an engaging, entertaining and informative style to help Leaders unlea…
    - 9 Jun 16, 3:13pm -
  • True Faith #HR Revisited - 1963 (Vendors and #SHRM16)
    With the SHRM Annual Conference less than 2 weeks away, I thought the timing was perfect to revisit this post from 2011 about the requests of vendors to meet.  There are only slight modifications to reflect that its 2016.  Note...Since I wrote this…
    - 6 Jun 16, 7:37pm -
  • Eleven Things Attendees Should NOT Be Doing at #SHRM16
    In less than a month, individuals will be heading to Washington DC to attend the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference.  This will be my 16th straight SHRM Annual Conference, and, based on my years of experience, here are the things you do NOT want to do wh…
    - 31 May 16, 7:00pm -

HR Potential

  • Woman gets top job
    The news that Theresa May has been appointed leader of the Conservative Party, and tomorrow will Prime Minister, brought back to my mind some research I came across while developing my new module. She is adamant she will make a success of Brexit; th…
    - 12 Jul 16, 8:41am -
  • A Tale of Two Voters
    My dad turned 70 last year. He’s a lifelong right-wing staunch Tory who completes The Telegraph crossword daily. As you may expect he’s very traditional; he was and still is the epitome of a very anti-liberal parent (and grandparent). To me he’…
    - 28 Jun 16, 8:28am -
  • No Going Back
    The small, now defunct, local authority at which I started my career had a room termed “the bunker”; a veritable treasure trove of dusty government papers, untouched by data laws, hidden behind large metal locked doors. For young apprentices like…
    - 26 Jun 16, 10:14am -
  • Failing businesses owe multiple debts
    It’s unfortunate, but not unexpected news that retail giant BHS has had to call in the administrators – an all too common trend among time served retailers. Of those who haven’t crumbled like C&A or Woolworths, many (WHSmith for example) have b…
    - 25 Apr 16, 12:32pm -
  • Why the homeless can’t get a job
    One of the first things I did in my last role (as HR and Business Strategy Manager at a social housing company) was to attend a conference on homelessness. Living and working in a fairly rural area meant that this was an issue I was aware of, but was…
    - 10 Mar 16, 7:30am -
  • Have you got the skills? #TagTeamBlog2
    Here it is folks, the second Tag Team/Co-blog from myself and my “spiritual partner in HR”, the one and only Mr Perry Timms (@PerryTimms). This time we’re discussing skills and to resolve the UK conundrum of skills being viewed as a social and…
    - 5 Feb 16, 8:00am -

Evil HR Lady

  • newNo, NBC Should Not Have Fired Billy Bush
    I am really, really, tired of this election. I just with that there would stop be employment related things going on in the election. Can’t we keep it to important issues like we need a law that prohibits hidden raisins in cinnamon rolls? Right? Of…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 12:12pm -
  • newThe Five Worst Things You Can Do After You Lose Your Job
    When boss yanks your job out from under your feet, the result can be devastating. Whether you’re fired because of misbehavior on your part or a mistake on the company’s part, it feels awful. If you’re laid off, you at least have the comfort of…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 11:32am -
  • newMy Co-Workers Are Voting for Trump
    I sit across the cube wall from 4 hipster type web designers – all guys. (I’m a nerdy female data analyst). The guys are all conservative republicans, so I usually tune out the political talk or put on my headphones. As you mentioned, a video wen…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 10:46am -
  • newYes, You Can Ask Your Employee to Do That, but Should You?
    Legally, you can ask your non-union employees to do just about anything (unless it requires a license or something, let’s not go overboard here). But should you ask them to do everything? Of course not. There are some things you shouldn’t ask of…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 10:06am -
  • Ask Questions that Are Legal and Useful, Not These
    Small talk is nice. I like small talk. (Sometimes, other times my introvert side comes out and I’m like, no I’m good not knowing one here at this party, I’ll just casually eat 15 brownies). But, in a job interview, small talk can make it look l…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 9:58am -
  • There May Be 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, but Only Seven Ways to Quit Your Job
    You’ve quit a job, right? How did you do it? Did you provide two weeks’ notice or did you slink away or did you throw a screaming fit? These are just three of the seven ways you can leave a job. I’m sure you’re more creative than the research…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 10:50am -

Lean HR

  • Guest Blogging Today
    I know, I know.  I haven’t written anything here in far too long.  I’ve been writing over on the Dovetail Blog, as I’m sure you know.  (You did know, right?  Yeah, of course you did.) Anyway, I was asked to drop a few lines for eLevated Car…
    - 24 Aug 15, 1:41pm -
  • How’d You Like to Help Write a Book?
    If you’ve seen the front page, you know book number two is on the way.  I’ve got a fun project lined up for number three, and if you’d like to help, I’ve got just the thing for you. This one will be a collaboration with two of my previous (a…
    - 28 Jan 15, 4:07pm -
  • Happy #TimSackettDay to Victorio Milian!
    Each year, Tim Sackett Day rolls around and we, as a society, take a day off to appreciate how awesome someone is.  This year, said awesomeosity takes the form of Victorio Milian.  He is a singular human being, and you should know him. There’s go…
    - 23 Jan 15, 3:29pm -
  • Guest Appearance on #DTHR
      It’s always a pleasure to be invited to sit and talk with smart people, which I got to do today.  Check out the link to hear my chat with Nisha Raghavan and Crystal Miller on Drive Thru HR!  We talked culture, we talked Dovetail Software and…
    - 15 Jan 15, 8:17pm -
  • Resolution, Evolution, Revolution
    I loathe New Year’s Resolution posts.  They always seem terribly self-indulgent and loaded with future failure.  They are the worst posts I’ve ever seen.  I bet you get a free bowl of soup with a post like that. (Looks good on you, though.)  …
    - 13 Jan 15, 2:07pm -
  • Guest Appearance on HCMx Radio
    Check Out Business Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with HCMx Radio on BlogTalkRadio with HCMx Radio on BlogTalkRadio I’m on HCMx Radio! Listen to my talk with Trish McFarlane about The Culture Equation: How Important is Company Culture? Thinking about…
    - 12 Jan 15, 8:06am -

Total Picture Radio


  • Building An Effective Employee Referral Program
    Your best source for job candidates? Employees. CA Technologies’ Craig Fisher outlines the do’s and don’ts for building an employee referral program. Why should getting employee referrals be part of your recruiting strategy? “They tend to h…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 11:46am -
  • Craig Fisher Published on @DailyMuse – 3 bold steps to get noticed by employers
    Via If you’re a job seeker, you probably dream about recruiters reaching out to you with opportunities that are just perfect. Instead of submitting your resume over and over to the black hole of online applications, wouldn’t it be so…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence
    Craig interviewed by The Economist. One of the most important brands you can focus on to support your company and your career is yourself.
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 16, 6:09pm -
  • 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter
    If your tweets are falling on deaf ears, you’re not alone. According to a study by the iCIMS Hire Expectations Institute, 51% of all jobs on social media are posted to Twitter
    - 59 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 9:27pm -
  • Sharing your culture – How to activate your employee advocates
    An employer’s brand should be built from the inside out. Just as part of an organization’s marketing message should come from its customers, the employer brand should be championed by its employees.
    - 66 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 3:53am -
  • 16 Apps for 2016 [Podcast]
    In this episode of The Cool Tools Show podcast, Craig and Lars review their most used apps for 2016.  Enjoy! Craig and Lars cool tools list includes: Evernote, Wonderlist, Sunrise, Balanced, Hootsuite, PhotoShop Fix, Headspace, Suggestions, IceCream…
    - 15 Jan 16, 12:54pm -

Inc Blot

  • Home
    Talent Management Organizations that succeed do so by winning the war for talent. Our comprehensive talent management solutions help you establish permanent systems for selecting, retaining, motivating, and leading your most valuable assets. IncBlot…
    - 31 days ago, 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
    - 22 days ago, 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

  • Happy #TKDay!! Cuz We All Need a Tiffany
    March 15th is Tiffany Keuhl‘s birthday … so the BlogFFs decided to embarrass celebrate her with posts across our collective social media. I met Tiffany on Twitter about 4 years ago when she retweeted something I posted. Soon after, I followed her…
    - 15 Mar 16, 12:40pm -
  • From PIC — “The Many Ridiculous Roles for Women in the Workplace”
    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 or Daughter. Mother is expected to coddle and comfort and cover, even when…
    - 14 Mar 16, 11:00am -
  • The Trouble with Being Transparent
    Transparent. It’s one of the biggest buzzwords used to describe management style and workplace culture today. Like all buzzwords, the definition of what “transparent” means in the world of work varies … For me, it is a management style and/o…
    - 1 Mar 16, 11:00am -
  • From PIC — Sarah Williams’ Recipe for Workplace Fun
    I have always had a love/hate relationship with workplace fun. I’ve seen employer attempts to create “fun workplaces” go horribly wrong … Instead of fostering cooperative happy, and more productive environments, it spawned competitive, entit…
    - 17 Feb 16, 11:00am -
  • HR in Formation
    I’ve never been a big Beyonce fan. I’ve written about it on this blog before … But her talent and influence are undeniable. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 2 weeks, you know Beyonce released a controversial new song and vi…
    - 16 Feb 16, 11:00am -
  • “No Thank You Please” — And The Importance of Directives
    Just after the start of the new year, I came across this story in my Facebook timeline about a school in North Carolina where teachers were discouraged from using “please” and “thank you” in communication with students. Coined as No-NonSense…
    - 11 Feb 16, 11:25am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newWhat Company Clues Can You Pick Up at the Interview?
    Before a job interview, most candidates are aware of the standard pre-interview preparation that’s expected of them. Researching a company and its management online has long been a prerequisite for a successful interview, not just to inform the app…
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Oct 16, 5:01pm -
  • newWhy Recruiters Need Emotional Intelligence (Now, Like Never Before)
    We talk at length about how and why the candidates we recruit must be high on the EQi scale but often fail to turn the mirror back on ourselves. As we rely more on data in the recruitment process, the value of recruiters rests in the ability to pract…
    - 24 hours ago, 20 Oct 16, 3:01pm -
  • newEmbrace Diversity or Face Adversity
    Forget naming, shaming and blaming; workplace diversity is everyone’s responsibility. When it comes to encouraging inclusive company cultures, it shouldn’t be about pointing the finger at the lack of diversity in an organisation and hoping the bo…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 5:01pm -
  • newIs Your Employee Benefits Package Competitive Enough?
    An attractive benefits package is a great way for employers to compete for high calibre employees, but what employee perks are considered the most enticing to today’s job seekers? Our latest salary and recruitment survey for our local region shows…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 3:01pm -
  • newPimp Your Emails, Because You’re Worth It
    Email is trapped in a strange place. It’s possible you have an ageing Gran who still thinks it’s post that comes from Yorkshire, whilst at the other end of the continuum some companies are now engaging with potential recruits via apps such as Sna…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 5:01pm -
  • newMemes Tell Lies and So Do Job Ads
    I’ve been a little busy lately (for ‘busy’ read ‘writer’s block’). While thinking about what to write next, it hit me out of the blue! Or should I say, Richard Branson told me… Let me explain. On LinkedIn (a recruiting gem) there are c…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 3:01pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • This will go in history down as my best idea… or my worst.
    This is a post about money. Talking about money is rude. But when have you ever known me to be polite? Zero times. Right now I’m paying a social media manager, a nanny, a few part-time graphic designers, some part-time photographers, my mom (she…
    - 86 days ago, 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

  • newHow To Ruin The Office Party for Everyone
    Termination dust (snow) is on our mountaintops. It’s not particularly early…this is Alaska…but nonetheless, it always SEEMS early. The countdown has begun, of sorts, and now we watch the white blanket slowly but surely make its way down to us…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 12:30pm -
  • newNot So Fast! Before You Play the Blame Game
    Benny was pissed. (names have been changed to protect the guilty) Benny was a client of mine and was not happy. A relatively simple mistake had become compounded by the multiples of people affected by it, and by the time everything was corrected some…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 12:30pm -
  • Hateration: When Did Women Become So Bad?
    I know some people will read this or skim it and head straight for the comments because I am about to share something that we all have seen but rarely talk about – especially coming from a man. When did women become so hateful and bad? I mean men h…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 12:30pm -
  • Ditch the Holiday Party
    Ah yes, the time honored tradition of the holiday party.  Formerly known as the Christmas party until the damn PC police made us change the name! If you work at a company which hosts a Holiday party, the event itself can vary- sometimes it’s a for…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 12:30pm -
  • Three Things to Consider Before You Plan Your Next Holiday Party
    Tis the season for holiday parties and festivities. You and your team have worked hard this year and in return you think a party with you and their peers will be a welcomed token of appreciation. Your enthusiasm could be misguided. SHRM surveyed HR p…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 16, 12:30pm -
  • Fight the Good Fight #HR Practitioners
    I used to attend conferences and leave refreshed and energetic. There was fellowship, sharing of ideas and strategies, and optimism. I’d return to my workplace (and reality) with presentation slides, pamphlets and business cards ready to change the…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 16, 12:30pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • newYet Another Diversity Program is Not Enough
    For at least the past 50 years, companies have been trying to solve the diversity problem with various incarnations of requiring trainings, incentives for recruiter and awareness programs. While these are important steps forward, how can you expect r…
    - 18 hours ago, 20 Oct 16, 8:47pm -
  • Introducing Cracking the Coding Interview Tutorial & New Study on Interview Practice
    How many practice coding challenges does it take to ace your coding interview? In celebration of the launch of our newest Cracking the Coding Interview tutorial series, we did a study on coding interview practice. Our goal was to uncover just how mu…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Sep 16, 4:17pm -
  • Which Country Would Win in the Programming Olympics?
        Update: This article has been picked up by the Washington Post, Business Insider, eWeek and InfoWorld. Which countries have the best programmers in the world? Many would assume it’s the United States. After all, the United States is the home…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 4:54pm -
  • HackerRank Partners with Zip Code Wilmington to Bring Unprecedented Federal Aid to Bootcamp Students
    Today marks an unprecedented event for higher education nationwide. The US Department of Education is giving up to $17 million in loans and grants to select, proven nontraditional education programs to offer student federal aid. Until now, the gove…
    - 66 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 2:30pm -
  • In the Fight for Talent, it’s All About Speed
    About a month ago, Phil Hord changed his status from “not looking” to “actively seeking.” What followed was like a blender of job offers swirling in his brain. Few professionals are hotter commodities today than Phil. He’s a senior software…
    - 72 days ago, 10 Aug 16, 2:50pm -
  • Huffington Post: The Story Behind HackerRank And Its Mission To Help Programmers Across The Globe
    Software engineers are highly sought by almost every company nowadays as companies try to keep up with the developments of technology. These companies have HR teams dedicated to hiring the best software engineers out there in terms of both skill and…
    - 74 days ago, 8 Aug 16, 5:20pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newWIRTW #435 (the "spare time" edition)
    How do you spend your down time? What do you do when you’re not working? Me? I blog, and I play roadie for Norah and Donovan. If you happen to work as an animator at Pixar, you craft emotionally compelling and visually stunning short animated films…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 11:27am -
  • newIs social recruiting discriminatory?
    Yesterday, I noted that the EEOC is examining the impact of “big data” on how employers reach employment decisions.Looking at an issue and doing something about it, however, are two entirely different animals. I wonder what business t…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 11:41am -
  • newEEOC reiterates its enforcement priorities for the next four years
    Earlier this week, the EEOC announced its updated Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017 – 2021. So, what issues must employers have on their radar? From the EEOC’s press release:Eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring.Protecting…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 11:48am -
  • OSHA publishes final rule on whistleblower complaints under the Affordable Care Act
    As I’ve previously documented in this space, OSHA does a whole lot more than just regulate workplace safety. Its other responsibilities include enforcing the anti-retaliation whistleblower protections of a veritable alphabet soup of federal law…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 11:35am -
  • Billy Bush, harassment, and employer liability
    Dan Rather, who is riding out the sunset of career interviewing musicians on Mark Cuban’s cable channel, also has been killing it lately on his Facebook page. He recently posted the following, tipping his hat to an article on The Huffington…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 11:48am -
  • WIRTW #434 (the "Fruity Tunes" edition)

    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 11:35am -

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

  • newTrading as a Business? Here’s Some Winning Advice
    Is the pursuit of trading calling to you? Well, it doesn’t have to be something you do on the side. Trading can be done by developing a formal business. And yes, this means even a small company with several employees. Here’s what you should under…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 10:31am -
  • newTo Save Or To Invest, That Is The Question
    Most of us want to grow our money. We might want to buy something of our own or to look out for our future. Whatever the case, there are two main strategies to consider. One is to save up the money, the other is to invest it into something else. But…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 10:22am -
  • What You Need To Become The Standout Applicant In Any Hiring Process
    If we’re to be honest then, yes, in all likelihood, you’ll have some stiff competition at your next interview. It’s the same with most of them. The job market is stretched thin and there are a lot of people wanting work. So, how do you stand ab…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 16, 10:12pm -
  • Status Games: Skills No Leader Can Be Without
      What, fundamentally, is a boss? Is it someone who dishes out orders and expects results? Is it someone who is approachable regardless of any given circumstance and is “nice”? Or is it both? Or is it something else entirely? Running your own bu…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 16, 9:16pm -
  • Why Working In Care Should Be Your Next Career Move
    Are you a naturally caring person? Do you like to help people, and always find yourself going the extra mile for others? In that case, working in care could be perfect for you. Whether you’re just starting off in your career, or want to make a chan…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 2:26am -

Make HR Happen

  • Technology and Respect for Its Roots
    One of my favorite pieces of art is Winston Link’s photograph “Old Maude bows to the Virginia Creeper” in which an old horse seems to be giving deference to the approach of new technology. Gene and Roy Hampton just happened to be at the crossin…
    - 17 Aug 15, 4:55pm -
  • The Pervasive Post and Pray Pathology
    The corruption of our thinking began with learning things that we are unwilling to unlearn. Beginning with inventing the wheel and discovering fire, we eventually came to worship better technological advances. Often we found that automation alone was…
    - 28 Jul 15, 1:00pm -
  • We Have To Talk… Before It’s Too Late!
    Last year a BBC article told the story of Julia Rogers of Newton Abbot, Devon. After over-the-counter remedies for backache didn’t help alleviate her pain, she went to her doctor complaining that it seemed to be spreading into her abdomen. She was…
    - 22 Jun 15, 2:45pm -
  • The Rules for Being Funny… or Serious
    Here it is in a nutshell: There are no rules. I’m sorry if you expected more than that, but anyone who professes to know a one-size-fits-all definition for each band of the humor spectrum is lying or misguided at best. It is usually a matter of sit…
    - 11 May 15, 10:30am -
  • The Missing Dash
    It has been said that a person’s tombstone marks three things: the beginning of life, the end of life, and a dash to represent everything in between. As we go through life cramming as much as we can into our dash, other people have dashes that cro…
    - 30 Mar 15, 10:00am -

No Excuses HR

  • newBully Leaders and How To Protect Your Team
    Superior.Egotistical.Pompous.Domineering.Condescending.Pushy.Mocking.Acerbic.Inconsiderate.There are many words for it, but it all comes down to one thing.BullyingBully LeadersI'm not sure why I'm still a little surprised each time I hear about a lea…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 11:54am -
  • Defining Your Brand
    Work is hard. Successful work is even harder. For those that have moved up the ranks, or aspire to one day, there is a new requirement that must be addressed.That "requirement" is staring back at you in the mirror every morning as you contemplate you…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 11:33am -
  • I Don't Care Anymore
    When I started my career I used to worry about a lot of things. Sometimes the level of worry stopped me from getting my work done. At other times I moved so slowly that when I finally did make a decision it was so agonizingly late that it didn't impa…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 16, 11:06am -
  • The 'Club' Is A Pathetic Excuse
    Mission Statements.Values.Codes of Ethics.Guiding Principles....lots of important words...But,The words don't matter in a good ol' boy corporate culture.You Can't Hide From Your DecisionsI've been working for a long time. During the last twenty year…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 16, 12:41pm -
  • Piece of Your Action
    Quick poll: how many of you have executives running around your organization getting into everyone else’s business? These same leaders are often focused on their own popularity instead of tackling the real issues facing organizations in a thoughtfu…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 16, 11:14am -
  • You Can Go For It Too!
    "I knew things needed to change. I just didn't feel like I was staying as current as I used to do so effortlessly. It felt like my job had changed, the industry had changed...and somehow I was suddenly stuck in place."RealizationI remember when I rea…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 16, 2:59pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • newQuikTrip is the Workplace Unicorn of the Convenience Store Industry
    QuikTrip, a convenience store enterprise headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., has demonstrated how to succeed through positive people practices. One of those is the practice of showing respect to their employees 24/7. You will find no bigger QuikTrip fan t…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 5:30pm -
  • 10 Rules for a Better Life and Career
    Are you looking for a way to improve the quality of your life and career? Below are the ten hard and fast recommendations: #1 Your career should not be your top priority. #2 Remain true to yourself by using your God-given skills and abilities. #3 Be…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 16, 7:00pm -
  • Make Your Own Rules
    All the rules have changed. Rules for college. Rules for career. Rules for work/life balance. Rules for retirement. All of it. This is what many American workers thought would happen…  Go to high school. Attend college. Start a life long career. B…
    - 44 days ago, 7 Sep 16, 8:57pm -
  • 10 Recommendations for HR Leaders
    As an HR leader, it should be your calling to make a positive difference in your company’s culture. There is no greater priority than creating a best in class work environment where employees are treated with respect. Your organization will not be…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:30pm -
  • How to Hire Great People: Look at the Inside, not the Outside
    If you want to build an enduring, successful and profitable business, hire people based on their heart, not their highlight reel. Look at the inside, not the outside. A candidate’s physical appearance alone can be deceiving. We live in a culture fa…
    - 64 days ago, 18 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • Your Salary Does Not Define Your Worth
    Wealth versus Worth Your wealth does not determine your worth. Our society celebrates money, power and influence. It is disturbing that our country measures an individual’s importance based on their level of income or net worth. Regardless of this…
    - 79 days ago, 3 Aug 16, 4:07pm -

HR Remix

  • Welcome To The Freak Show
    Yes, I’m referring to the American Presidential election.  It is a freak show.  There are so many hot topics to keep track of:  plagiarized speeches, pay for play allegations and walls.  It’s not as if serious issues like terrorism, the natio…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Sep 16, 11:30am -
  • Five Signs You Are Not Ready to Be A Manager
    Today’s post comes to us from Helen Sabell. She works for the College for Adult Learning, and is passionate about lifelong learning. She has designed, developed and authored many workplace leadership and training programs, both in Australia and ove…
    - 8 Jun 16, 11:30am -
  • Wearable Technology At Work
      If it seems like everyone is wearing a Fitbit or a smart watch, you aren’t completely imagining it.  According to a recent report, 21 million items were sold in the wearable technology category (Pebble, Fitbit, smart watch, etc;) in 2014 and th…
    - 6 Jun 16, 10:30am -
  • A Decade In #HR: I Have No Impact

    - 4 May 16, 11:15am -
  • The Rise of A.I.
    You, awesome HR professional, probably think that robots are pretty far removed from your day-to-day existence.  You probably think that there is no possible way you could ever be replaced by a robot.  Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role as Terminator p…
    - 2 May 16, 12:00pm -
  • A Decade in #HR : If You Don’t Have This Quality You Are Useless
      I was updating my LI profile the other night and realized that I have been in HR for over TEN years.  A decade in a profession that can be incredibly rewarding, frustrating and sometimes soul-crushing all in the same day.   Over the last decade,…
    - 20 Apr 16, 11:30am -

Talent Culture

  • newManagers: Warding Off Unsafe Workplace Culture
    My friend, a McDonald’s employee at the time, once shared a story about an experience with a funny (but unsafe) workplace culture. His manager told him that if he licked the freezing cold ice cream machine with his tongue, he’d give him a free Mc…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 1:00pm -
  • new#WorkTrends Preview: Lights. Camera. Action. = Video Power
    You’ve heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” right? We all have. Well, if pictures make a big impact, you can only imagine how much more video can do!  Visual communications are poised to take over the world—with video at…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 10:30am -
  • new5 Books That Predict The Future Of Workplace Leadership
    These authors aren’t fortune-tellers, but their works can shed light on the future of leaders and workplaces. Our long-enduring resistance to bringing the heart into workplace management dates as far back as the industrial revolution. Traditional l…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 1:00pm -
  • new#WorkTrends Recap: “The 11 Laws of Likability”
    Most of us want people to like us, especially in social settings, but sometimes the idea of going out there and schmoozing seems phony and feels like pretending. And who wants to feel like a phony? No one. Guess what? You don’t have to, according t…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 10:30am -
  • newSustaining Us: How Organizations Are Evolving to Meet the Future Of Work
    Recently, GE explained how it will deeply revise performance reviews — an often untenable practice which has plagued organizations, both large and small for decades.  Heavy with the burden of process and time, yearly reviews have long been the b…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 1:00pm -
  • new4 Ways To Make Workplace Wellness A Culture Win
    Here’s an idea for cutting edge talent management: workplace wellness programs. Implemented well, they’re mutual ROI meets wearable tech meets a deep level of employee engagement that reflects beautifully on employer brand. Not only can they enha…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 10:30am -

Recruiting Animal

  • The Psychology of Confidence
    BUY MY E-BOOK for 99 cents I wrote a new ebook. It's called The Psychology of Confidence. It is a rewrite of my Psychology of Job Hunting but it's shorter and more streamlined. Here's the introduction. After I left university, I drove cab for awhile.…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 16, 7:18pm -

Amplify Talent

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

Strategy Focused HR

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

Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

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

HR Nasty

  • newpositive attitude, career accelerator
    Positive attitude vs. Negative attitude A positive attitude is an asset and anyone that tells you otherwise sucks. All kidding aside, a negative attitude is one of the personality traits that will keep an individual contributor out of management. It…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 2:47am -
  • Presidential Debate 2016, the ultimate job interview
    Presidential Debate Disclaimer: Any political opinions as it relates to the presidential debate in this post are not intentional and merely coincidental. The writer does not take any financial compensation from advertising or placements. This blo…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 16, 4:49am -
  • HR professional brand
    Professional brand I was recently asked to sit down with a small group of HR professionals and the intent was to talk about our professional brand as an HR professional. The session was a lot of fun and turned out to me more of a round table Q&A…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 4:46am -
  • Why most candidates take the wrong job offer
    Accepting the wrong job offer In the past 3 weeks, I have met with three different job seekers and I noticed a common thread. With each situation, the candidates DID NOT realize they were working against themselves in their job search. Frankly, I t…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 5:04am -
  • LinkedIn Connections, how many are needed?
    Linkedin connections question I recently received a question on LinkedIn connections from one of our interns.  His goal is to become a wealth manager where network cultivation will be critical. I thought it was a great question and should be share…
    - 36 days ago, 15 Sep 16, 3:19am -
  • What is your 5 year plan? Interview question demystified
    What is your 5 year plan?  The “What is your 5 year plan?” and “What is your 3 year plan?” are both very common interview questions. I admit I ask the question on a regular basis when I am conducting interviews and there are a couple of thin…
    - 43 days ago, 8 Sep 16, 5:23pm -

HR Gal Friday

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

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

RU HRelevant

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

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

    - 11 Feb 15, 3:13am -

Christopher in HR

  • Get Over It
    Are you pretty smart? I am. At least I thought I was. Coming out of college – check that, high school- I was convinced I was not only smart but decisive, a take-action kind of guy. Believe me, there are scenarios where you want smart take-action or…
    - 93 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 7:29pm -
  • Punt
    So it goes. My friend Mick and I were talking the other day. I’d love to tell you we were enjoying a strong bevvy watching the afternoon unwind but we were both still working. I’d called him a few days earlier for advice on a project I was lookin…
    - 8 Jul 16, 11:10am -
  • Hungry Birds
    Ah, the smell of fresh cut grass in the hot days of summer. Long time readers know I enjoy summer days more than anything else: having been born in Phoenix I like hot 365 days a year. Call me crazy. Like every season summer has its rituals. The backy…
    - 7 Jul 16, 12:19pm -
  • Eso Depende
    Depende. Years ago I learned to scuba dive in Cozumel. In many ways it was the trip of a lifetime. One of the most memorable elements to me however was the sanguine response of my scuba instructor every time I asked a question. “Depende,” he woul…
    - 30 Jun 16, 10:38am -
  • The Value Quotient
    Take a deep breath. An advantage of being an elder presence in the workforce (and I assure you there are many) is that I carry with me a long canon of previous experience and can get past many things if not all with some set of ease if not a sense of…
    - 29 Jun 16, 12:03pm -
  • Focus
    Do you like to hike? Hiking is one of those things (much like golf) that you can do for your entire life, and it keeps you out in the fresh air. If there’s a cool stream near by so much the better. I like it. Hiking requires a certain perspective a…
    - 28 Jun 16, 10:43am -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • How about we stop letting other people define the work?
    Most of the few posts I have managed this year have been focused on language. I think that language is one of the most powerful and one of the most overlooked tools at our disposal. A fair amount of the resistance that I meet in the workplace relativ…
    - 73 days ago, 9 Aug 16, 4:04am -
  • Inclusion: What are you building on?
    Somewhere in their delightful book, Switch, Dan and Chip Heath write “What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity.” I believe this to be true and especially true when it comes to D&I work. I would say that the lack of clear, concise, co…
    - 88 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 3:20pm -
  • More on this word, diversity.
      One of the tendencies that I increasingly see among organizations and leaders in their definitions of diversity is to lump it together with commonality. Not a small number of times I have heard or read the statement “diversity is the sum total o…
    - 8 Mar 16, 8:23pm -
  • About this word “diversity.”
    I have been writing about moving diversity and inclusion work forward and the foundational significance of language. Language itself can be paradigm shifting, it is one of our most powerful, and also one of our most commonly overlooked interventions.…
    - 15 Feb 16, 3:30pm -
  • Where to start.
    My last post spoke to encouraging signs that there is some real energy building up around actually doing the work of making our workplaces and communities more inclusive. Not just lip service, not just a parade of good intentions, not just posters an…
    - 10 Feb 16, 4:06pm -
  • Time to get started?
    I am hopeful. I feel like there is a new momentum gathering behind this work. Maybe it is time to get started? With the actual work of inclusion, that is. I know, I know… This may bring about a certain amount of psychological pain for some, exhaust…
    - 2 Feb 16, 3:54pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • Why Do We Ignore the Tip of the Spear?
    I’ve written here before that middle managers are the tip of the spear, organizationally speaking, for everything. Productivity? Check. Change management? Check. Communication? Check. Culture? Check. Engagement? Check. Talent development? Check. Re…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Next Up On The Workforce Landscape: Independence Pass
    Independent Work:  Choice, Necessity, and the Gig Economy, published this week by the McKinsey Global Institute, is fascinating reading. If you’re in HR, Talent Acquisition or are a leader of people, you’ve probably been paying attention to the…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • It’s Tough Being a Recruiter
    The new JobVite 2016 Recruiter Nation survey analysis is in. (I wrote about last year’s survey here.) And, as usual, it’s interesting. The JobVite folks surveyed 1,600 recruiters – customers and non-customers — from the U.S. This is the ninth…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Generations at Work: Working Hard or Hardly Working?
    I’m not a big fan of over-generalizing the characteristics of the different generations in the workforce. It’s just too easy to say “Millennials are entitled;” “Baby Boomers aren’t good with social media;” or “Gen Xers are lazy.” To…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Business Depends on Learning
    Every year, the Deloitte Human Capital Trends report is a treasure trove of insight into organization behavior and opportunities for success. You can go back to it multiple times and get something new each time. This is true for the … Continue read…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Is Your Organization An ACE?
    I rarely do book reviews here at Data Point Tuesday. When I do, it’s because the book is written specifically for my readers, HR professionals in the trenches, and because I know and respect the author. Today I’d like to … Continue reading →
    - 38 days ago, 13 Sep 16, 11:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newREMINDER: LinkedIn is still not the real world
    In what has become an annual tradition on the blog, as beloved as the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, the running of the bulls in Pamplona, or me passing out on the sofa in a turkey/stuffing coma each Thanksgiving, I wanted to offe…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 1:00pm -
  • newTaking care of customers by taking care of employees, Part 2
    A few months ago I shared on the blog some details about fast-food giant McDonald's recent improvements in both same store sales, customer satisfaction, and customer service, (think shorter wait times in the drive thru), that were largely attributed…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 1:07pm -
  • newCHART OF THE DAY: All the places you can't stop emailing
    Today's CHART OF THE DAY comes to us courtesy of the folks at Adobe, who recently shared some results from their second annual consumer email survey. As you may have already expected, after taking a side-eyed glance at your out of control Inbox, ou…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 2:12pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 263 - Introducing HR Market Watch
    A few weeks back Trish McFarlane and I shared the exciting news of the launch of the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network, and shared the details on the first three new podcast titles joining the HR Happy Hour family. Two of the new podcasts, Research on th…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 11:43am -
  • It's not too early to start planning next year's vacation
    Even though it is only mid-October, I found myself spending a decent amount of time this past weekend thinking about 2017 vacation plans. It could be that I am still a little tired from coming off the recently concluded HR Technology Conference, whic…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 1:00pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 262 - The HR Technology Conference Recap #HRTechConf
    HR Happy Hour 262 - The HR Technology Confrence Recap #HRTechConfHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneRecorded October 12, 2016Listen to the show HEREThe 19th Annual HR Technology Conference concluded last week, and on this episode of the HR Ha…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 12:00pm -

Women of HR

  • The Human Touch – #HRTechConf 2016
    The 2016 HR Technology Conference has now come and gone; another year, another fantastic show.  This year’s iteration offered all that one has come to expect, and then some.  The addition of the Women in HR Technology pre-conference summit was ce…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • “Be Fearless” – Women in HR Technology #HRTechConf
    In preparing for this year’s HR Technology Conference, one of the sessions I was most looking forward to was the pre-conference “Women in HR Technology” event.  Anytime something new is offered on the agenda you just never know how it’s goin…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Women In Technology at #HRTechConf 2016
    We’re now past the halfway point of September, and summer officially comes to a close this week.  That can only mean that the HR Technology Conference is right around the corner!  This year’s event moves back to Chicago from its typical Las Veg…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Truth In Advertising
    In most instances people and situations present themselves at face value. We however ignore the signs. We see what we choose to see. Painting the scene with our biases, expectations, experiences, hopes, dreams and yes fears.  After all why not, we w…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Disciplined Work, Lifelong Learning and Tikkun Olam {HR Leader Series}
    Editor’s Note: Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais will be writing a series of posts over the coming months featuring successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.  Today’s post is the fi…
    - 58 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Develop Our Future Workforce with Community Outreach?
    The future of our workforce should be very important to you. It is critical to your employer and should be considered very strategic to individual businesses and your industry. I want you to look at the incredible investment you can make for you, you…
    - 73 days ago, 9 Aug 16, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

Benz Communications

Recruitifi Blog

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

HR Hardball

  • “Say My Name”….The Science of Recruiting
    Before the magic of Vince Gilligan forever bastardized the name “Heisenberg,” the actual man was one of the more recognized and respected names in the field of physics, and a flat-out pioneer in quantum mechanics. Check out the big brain on [……
    - 11 Mar 16, 1:57pm -
  • Recruiting “Leftovers”
    Even as kids we all realized something… when you ask “what’s for dinner?” and the answer is “leftovers,” Mom was out of time, patience, or energy. No matter the reason, dinner was going to be, as they say, “sub-par.” Edible? […]The…
    - 8 Feb 16, 1:31pm -
  • The Secret to Creating a Bi-Winning Employee Engagement Strategy
    The Secret to Creating a Bi-Winning Employee Engagement Strategy ‘Bi-winning’, a term popularized by actor Charlie Sheen, means winning on the ultimate level. Bi-winning is “winning here, and winning there”. And I am about to share with you t…
    - 4 Jan 16, 2:08pm -
  • Me & Chuck Muncie
    If the name “Chuck Muncie” means anything to you at all, it probably indicates one of two things: You’re old. You’re a passionate fan of the NFL and it’s history of characters. I have the advantage of being both. But that […]The post Me…
    - 23 Dec 15, 2:34pm -
  • The Waiting is The Hardest Part
    How many sources of input does it take to make a decision? In the rapid-paced profession of talent acquisition, the answer is almost certainly “TOO many.” As the pressure to fill seats intensifies, the challenges in clearing that final hurdle…
    - 17 Dec 15, 2:46am -
  • Arrogant Recruiting
    (published on LinkedIn, November 17, 2015) “Did I just hear that?” Yup, I did. “If they really want to work here, they won’t care if the application process takes an hour.” I had a friend call me recently to act as a […]The post Arroga…
    - 21 Nov 15, 2:38am -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

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

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR


  • Will PEO Certification Make a Difference for Small Businesses
    On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA), giving professional employer organizations (PEOs) statutory recognition. Essentially, PEOs will now have the opportunity to seek certification with the…
    - 24 May 16, 2:43pm -
  • Employee Health Benefits: now and into the future
    The future of employer sponsored medical benefits lies in what’s happening now. Regardless of what happens in the upcoming elections, no leadership is in a position to unwind history or throw babies out with the bathwater. It’s just t…
    - 29 Apr 16, 3:31pm -
  • Implementing EEOC Protections for LGBT Workers
    Recent debates in Mississippi and North Carolina have raised many questions about how to protect the specific legal rights of the LGBT community. As a business owner, one of the most important steps you can take is to look closely at your…
    - 21 Apr 16, 4:31pm -
  • Global PEO: Expanding Beyond Your Borders
    Expanding a business overseas is risky, but it can also deliver huge rewards. When you expand your company beyond your national borders, the compliance regulations and corporate business norms of multiple locations can be overwhelming. Yo…
    - 13 Apr 16, 7:07pm -
  • $15 Minimum Wage and your PEO
    When it comes to social legislation, what happens in California doesn’t stay there. It’s approval of a new minimum wage strategy will be followed in New York and, surely, other states. What does California’s business have to do with…
    - 6 Apr 16, 4:18pm -
  • How to Protect Yourself from Social Media Disasters
    Social media has become an important marketing tool for businesses, but it’s also an integral part of personal interactions for both employees and employers. Sometimes the line between public and private becomes blurry and the two arena…
    - 1 Apr 16, 7:13pm -


  • Discussing Who Episode 15 – Review of Stranger Things
    In this episode we discuss the Netflix original series, Stranger Things, and give our review of the shows' first season. Plus, we talk about an upcoming Doctor Who event and more in Episode 15 of Discussing Who. Hosted by Clarence Brown and Kyle Jone…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 16, 3:11pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 14 – Review of Suicide Squad
    Amanda Waller. Deadshot. Harley Quinn. The Enchantress. Rick Flag, Jr. All collide within our review of the Suicide Squad. Join us as our discussion takes us from the very beginning of the Squad up to the 2016 movie. Hosted by Kyle Jones and Clarence…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 16, 3:05pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 13 – Justice League, Wonder Woman, and Star Trek Beyond
    In this episode, we discuss the trailers for Justice League and Wonder Woman, giving our expectations for and thoughts on both. We review the latest Star Trek movie and give our thoughts on the latest news of the upcoming series. All this and more i…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 12:28am -
  • Discussing Who Episode 12
    One of the original heroes of Marvel Comics met his demise in the pages of Civil War II #3. Kyle Jones and Clarence Brown discuss the latest Star Trek and Doctor Who news and review this INCREDIBLE death. All this and more in the FIRST LIVE episode…
    - 89 days ago, 24 Jul 16, 3:09am -
  • When Will Things Change
    I woke this morning, showered, dressed, brewed and fixed a cup of coffee, and sat down to watch CNN’s New Day, as I do most every morning. It’s approximately 6:15am and I’m watching two people talking about a family member who had been killed b…
    - 8 Jul 16, 3:17am -
  • Review of Wonder Woman Rebirth – We Will Have the Truth!
    As a fan of the Amazing Amazon, it didn’t come a moment too soon! This was the first time since August 2011 when Diana - the Diana we know - graced the book once again. Little did we (I) realize...she had been there all along.
    - 3 Jul 16, 11:28pm -


  • The value of critical thinking
    Human beings are beautifully imperfect creatures – that’s what makes us interesting and frustrating in equal measure. We have the ability to process the most complex information and draw sense and understanding from it. And at the same time, we h…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 7:00am -
  • The HR Tech bubble is ready to burst
    I’ve just come back from the HR Technology Conference and Expo in Chicago. It was a brilliantly organised and put together conference, pulling a range of suppliers and practitioners from all over the globe, the big, the small and the start-up. I w…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 16, 7:00am -
  • Get innovative, goddamit!
    It is a common refrain from business leaders – the need to be more “creative”, more “innovative” and to look at opportunities that explore beyond the present. “If we do what we’ve always done, well get what we’ve always got” is the…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 16, 7:00am -
  • Organisational culture is complicated
    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a definition of organisational culture that I agree with. It seems to almost through the act of definition we make compromises that detract from the complexity. We talk about culture as a collective phenomenon, yet in…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Sep 16, 7:00am -
  • It is not ok
    Would you think it acceptable if someone at work shouted at you, called you names, told you to do your f***ing job? Or if they reminded you how important they were and that they could have you sacked? How about if they were drunk, high, abusive or se…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 7:00am -
  • In praise of spin
    I’ve worked in HR long enough to know that it has an image problem. One that is generally unfair, but probably the result of our own endeavours. Our knee jerk reaction, like anyone in this scenario, is to tell everyone they’re wrong. That actuall…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Sep 16, 7:00am -


  • How to Handle a Negative Exit Interview
    When an employee gives a glowing account of her experience with a company during an exit interview, the feedback is easy to take. However, when the feedback is not so warm and fuzzy, it can take the person conducting the exit interview off guard –…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 16, 12:00pm -
  • Avoiding Termination: How to Get a Struggling Employee Back on Track
    No one likes to watch someone struggle – especially in their work, which affects their livelihood and self-confidence. So why do we often see managers doing little to help their struggling employees – waiting until it is too late to act and then…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 16, 12:00pm -
  • Pay Transparency: A New Shift in Today’s Workplace
    Pay transparency is the concept of allowing employees to discuss their pay and benefits without fear of reprisal. In the past, many organizations prohibited employees from discussing their compensation – even to the point of threatening termination…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • Equal Pay: Getting It Right
    Recently, several states around the country have amended their equal pay and pay transparency laws in an effort to ensure employees are being compensated fairly for the work they do. Most recently, Massachusetts has become the first state to prohibit…
    - 48 days ago, 3 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • The Benefits of Paid Parental Leave
    Organizations that support time-off for employees tend to see higher productivity, satisfaction, and retention. However, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) only about 12% of private sector employers offer some form of paid…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Aug 16, 12:00pm -
  • A Successful Open Enrollment – It is Possible!
    Open enrollment. These two words can strike fear into the person charged with managing it from beginning to end. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be scary! With the right preparation and communication plan, you can be off and running. Here’s ho…
    - 76 days ago, 6 Aug 16, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

  • Perhaps I am being overly dramatic…
    I know that I have come to  a pivotal point in my life when I actually find myself wanting to  quote a Kenny Rogers song.  I will give you a minute to Google who he is (or remind yourself, if you used to know). …(cue elevator music)… So the Ga…
    - 49 days ago, 2 Sep 16, 10:00am -
  • Sustainable and renewable blog posts
    Recycling is not only an encouraged, but expected practice these days. For that reason, I would like to re-use, renew and recycle a blog post that I wrote awhile back. Often times we focus on those people that provide us with support at work or compl…
    - 11 Jun 16, 11:00am -
  • 6 Signs That You Should Keep Your Blog
    I recently grumbled that there is a lot of blah, blah, blah out there, particularly in the realm of HR. I am sure this is prevalent in all areas, but since I don’t read blogs written by accountants or econometricians, I can only surmise that there…
    - 10 Jun 16, 11:00am -
  • Shooting myself in the foot
    I was hesitant to open my blog, because it’s been so long and I had the same feeling I have when I open a Tupperware dish that has been sitting in the back of my fridge for months. I know it’s going to be bad, but just how bad…well that’ s th…
    - 27 May 16, 1:22pm -
  • Being clear about transparency
    Transparency. Apparently everyone wants it.  We want to know everything about everything.  We want to understand that reasons for all decisions, we want to know all the ingredients in our food, we want the ability to scrutinize the minutiae of ever…
    - 25 May 16, 1:12pm -
  • My honest opinion 
    Recently a friend who was actively looking for work asked me my opinion on a job she wanted to apply to. She had me at “your opinion”. She was struggling with striking the right tone in response to the job posting that included this gem: “able…
    - 12 Jan 16, 4:13pm -

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…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Sep 16, 4:12am -
  • Why Learning Should Be Open Source
    If knowledge is not open source, we are running a dangerous experiment with the collective intellect of humanity.   At times the sound of the rain seemed to be louder than the crescendo of voices inside the coffee shop during the lunch rush; an enli…
    - 17 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • Leaders, Time to Get Your Shift Together
    In a time of scarcity, the greatest abundance is the plentiful of being more of who we already are. Today’s leaders own a lot. We are responsible for a continuum that has the bottom line on one end, and on the other, cultivating conditions for the…
    - 13 Aug 14, 4:28am -
  • Get Your Head in the Cloud with Disruptive E-Learning Technology
    I’m excited to be collaborating with e-learning company Docebo, on a series of sponsored posts and guest posts on topics ranging from Business Process Humanization to Learning Design for Employer Branding, and this first post on a review of their l…
    - 20 Mar 14, 3:21pm -
  • Here’s Why YOU Didn’t Think of That
    Dear Smart Humans, In my work around “Conscious Disruption” I talk about first Showing Up – without apology or permission in the full glory of ourselves. We are so keen to edit, so quick to hack where the shortest path to success doesn’t requ…
    - 16 Dec 13, 6:23pm -
  • 5 Steps to Being Fabulous in the Workplace and Beyond
    It’s been an interesting few months as I’ve reconnected with parts of myself that I had shelved in favour of what I thought I should be doing, how I thought I should be living and who I thought mattered (on paper). The funny thing is, I didn’t…
    - 18 Oct 13, 4:53pm -


  • 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

  • 5 Unconventional Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth
    I made a big mistake. I knew it when it happened, but unfortunately, I have photographic evidence. I cut my hair. Boo hoo. Right? We all get haircuts, and I’ve had some radical ones over the years. Hair grows. This time was different. My mistake wa…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 9:30am -
  • 3 Proven Ways to Break the Frame of Self-Limiting Beliefs
    The words that you use shape your experiences, and there are some words and phrases that hold you back. They’re like handcuffs, keeping you right where you are; dreaming big and playing small. I’ll bet you know a lot of them, and if we were in a…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Sep 16, 9:30am -
  • What’s the Absolute Worst Thing You Can Do As a Leader?
    Lately, I’ve been noticing some parallels between poor leadership behavior and young kids. Not shocking since I think we’ve all met a childish leader or two. Think about it, poor leaders and small children are willing to dig deeper into a hole in…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 9:30am -
  • Let’s Be Real: Hitler Costume is NOT an Innocent Mistake
    Last week my child’s school made the international news. It was Book Week in Australia, and kids were encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character. One boy asked his teacher’s advance permission for his costume, and it was granted. He…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Sep 16, 9:30am -
  • The Secret to Success (Hint: It’s Not Follow Your Passion)
    In 2011 Pentatonix, an a capella powerhouse, came onto the music scene when they won Season 3 of the American reality TV contest, The Sing-Off. Since their TV win, Pentatonix has won two Grammys and is on their second world tour – selling out venu…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Sep 16, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • The Romper Room of Leadership
    020051000000 Are we still at a point where leaders are unable to provide their employees with constructive feedback regarding their performance? I’ve recently been made aware of several situations where there are clear deficits in performance from…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 10:30am -
  • 3 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Business Needs a Technology Upgrade
    000041000010  Today’s Guest Aristocrat is: Maria Gee. “Maria Gee is The Content Manager for  A restaurant worker turned blog-writing-video-directing machine, she aims to educate and entertain those in the hospitality field. “ The…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 16, 11:30am -
  • Is the “Grown Up” World Where Talent Goes To Die?
    022182001630I am deep into a book called: No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need To Do To Have a Great Career by Larry Smith. In this book, he asserts that: “the grown-up world is where talent goes to die.” Reading this statement jolted me gratefull…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 11:30am -
  • Three Lessons I Have Learned From Five Years of Blogging
    012071010010 September 13th will mark the 5 year anniversary of The Aristocracy of HR. I certainly never set out to become a blogger, so reaching this milestone is pretty darn special. There were quite a few people who gave me a chance and supported…
    - 44 days ago, 7 Sep 16, 11:30am -
  • The Cloak of Silence: Why Your Employees Won’t Communicate
    021051000030 There are all of these articles about communication and engagement. I have contributed my thoughts in some of them. They are all useful in some regard if you want to get to the bottom of your engagement and communication issues. Except,…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 5:14pm -
  • Three Reasons Why Failure Feels So Permanent
    021061000050 I was on Facebook last week and happened to see a headline that actor, Will Smith had some choice words for “The Donald”. I clicked on the headline and watched the video of his press conference in Dubai for Suicide Squad. When probed…
    - 66 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 3:46pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Stop Trying to Disrupt Stuff and Get Business-As-Usual Right
    At a recent author’s talk at the University of Toronto, Joshua Gans opened discussion about his latest book ‘Disruption Dilemma’ by observing: “People now want to be called disruptive, even when what they are doing is not, and that is a probl…
    - 10 May 16, 12:43am -
  • Mentorship and the So-Called “Entitled Generation”
    Happy Easter (or long weekend) to you! You can find me guest-posting at the EOList this week as part of a great Mentorship Month line-up. I  got  a little bit ranty about ‘millennials’ and mentorship. Check it out!   Image credit: Faye Cornish…
    - 25 Mar 16, 2:49am -
  • #HRPA2015: Why Your Organization Needs More Rebels, Heretics, and Weirdos
    What a whirlwind at the 2015 HRPA Annual Conference this week! On day one, following three keynotes, 2 sessions, lots of coffee, and two after-parties later, I arrived home with a brain full of ideas and an iPhone full of notes. Here’s my first pos…
    - 25 Jan 15, 5:07am -
  • HR: Organizational Cheerleader or Agony Aunt?
    Note: This post was my contribution to the crowd-sourced ebook This Time It’s Personnel: Humane Resourced 2. The brainchild of David D’Souza, HR pro, fellow contrarian, and spectacular blogger at 101 Half Connected Things, all proceeds from the s…
    - 22 Dec 14, 1:19pm -
  • I’m Back and Pre-Conference Blogging at LiveHR!
    Hello there! Season’s greetings to you. It’s no secret that I’ve taken a significant break from blogging here at Talent Vanguard in the past several months. Life got pretty busy in 2014 and I suddenly found myself chairing a committee which run…
    - 20 Dec 14, 8:33pm -
  • Networking is Dead. Long Live Networking!
    Those of us embroiled in the ‘war for talent’ often fail to appreciate that this ‘talent’ is made up of individuals fighting their own war for the job they want, or even just a foot in the door. This is the unique ugliness of our modern day l…
    - 24 Jul 14, 11:51am -

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 The Morning Star Company
    Stelt u zich een organisatie voor zonder bazen, aangestelde managers, titels, hiërarchie, zichtbare structuur en eenzijdige bevoegdheid om te ontslaan. Stelt u zich een dergelijke organisatie voor die de markt domineert – uitsluitend georganiseerd…
    - 44 days ago, 7 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Visie op Valve en de Cabal
    Introductie Valve is in 1996 door voormalig Microsoftwerknemers Gabe Newell en Mike Harrington opgericht en wereldwijd één van de meest bekende, innovatieve en succesvolle softwarebedrijven met een rijke geschiedenis. Het bedrijf telt ongeveer drie…
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  • Visie op de evolutie van management
    Zoals begin 2015 uitgezonden in de documentaire ‘Het einde van de manager‘ van het programma VPRO Tegenlicht, ligt de rol van de manager onder vuur. Verschillende organisaties laten zien hoe zij werknemers de macht geven en zelfsturing de ruimte…
    - 25 Jan 16, 6:00pm -
  • Visie op Semco-stijl
    Ricardo Semler behandelt in het boek ‘Semco-stijl’ het inspirerende verhaal van de meest opzienbarende werkplek ter wereld: Semco. Semco produceert een reeks van producten. Het zijn niet de producten die Semco bijzonder maken, maar de wijze waaro…
    - 9 Dec 15, 8:26pm -
  • Visie op Holacracy
    Brian Robertson behandelt in het boek ‘Holacracy’ een door hem gelijknamig ontwikkelde methode die een organisatie wendbaar en slagvaardig maakt. Door toepassing van deze methode wordt de kloof tussen hoe de dingen zijn en hoe ze zouden kunnen zi…
    - 16 Sep 15, 7:51pm -
  • Visie op Buurtzorg
    Buurtzorg Nederland is hét voorbeeld als het gaat om innovatief organiseren. Sharda Nandram mocht een jaar lang in de keuken van deze organisatie kijken en heeft op basis hiervan de theorie ‘Integrating Simplyfication’ afgeleid. Sharda Nandram i…
    - 4 Aug 15, 7:07pm -

HR Bartender

  • newIf You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get – Friday Distraction
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. For the second consecutive year, Great Place to Work placed Kronos on its list of the…
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  • newThe You, Me and We of Career Development
    I’ve mentioned before that I have a tendency to stockpile magazines so I can read during flights. This time of year is conference season which tends to be my busiest, with a lot of travel from September through the end of the year. Well, this year…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 8:57am -
  • 10 Activities that Encourage Employees to Take the Lead in Their Development
    (Editor’s Note: This post is brought to you by HighGround, the employee development and engagement platform leader. They were named one of the Next Great Technology Companies at this year’s HR Technology Conference and Expo in Chicago. Enjoy the…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 8:57am -
  • Offered Same Job by Two Different Recruiters – Ask #HR Bartender
    This is not a farfetched story. With the job market heating up, finding top talent is a very competitive business. Today’s reader note deals with in-house and external recruiters sourcing the same people. I haven’t been able to find someone discu…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 16, 8:57am -
  • Take Inventory of What You Have – Friday Distraction
    I’m not really into collecting stuff but I still find there are times when I look around the house and see clutter. So I picked up a copy of Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declutteri…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 8:57am -
  • Career Journaling: 9 Tips to Start Today
    A few years ago, I heard about the idea of career journaling during Ultimate Software’s Connections Conference. The idea really intrigued me, but I must admit I didn’t do anything with it. Then I ran across an article on The Muse titled “6 Ways…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 16, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

  • new6 Secrets Wise Leaders Know About the Power of Delegating
    The ability to delegate is the power to build a future bigger than yourself. 6 secrets wise leaders know about delegating: Wise leaders know that delegating includes people development and relationship building. Effective delegating: Builds… Cont…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 11:13am -
  • new7 Ways to Make Decisions Others Support
    It doesn’t matter how decisive you are if your team doesn’t grab the rope and pull. Worse yet, they might support you when you’re in the room, but drop the rope in disapproval when you’re… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 11:25am -
  • new10 Ways to Protect Relationships and Avoid Bleeding Out for Your Organization
    The higher you go, the more likely you’ll bleed out for your organization.  You’ll come to hate the job you love, if you never turn off work. Surprise: Sooner or later some ‘unqualified’… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 12:16pm -
  • How to Dance with Tough Issues Long Enough to Do Some Real Good
    The deadly sin of tough conversations is going halfway. Discomfort causes some leaders to cut them short. Work up enough courage to dance with tough issues long enough to do some real good. Halfway… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 1:06pm -
  • 4 Ways to Develop Talent by Coaching Through Success
    Success is a terrible thing to waste. Problems, challenges, and mistakes are so magnetic that leaders might forget to coach team members through success. A couple of years ago, while working with a… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 3:20pm -
  • 3 Guaranteed Ways to Lower a Leader’s Frustration
    If you’re like many leaders, you’re frustrated with something right now. If you aren’t frustrated, all I need to do is bring up common trigger issues. Results fell short. Unexpected problems blocked progress. Someone… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 16, 9:32pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newopen thread – October 21-22, 2016
    It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance t…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 10:17am -
  • newcan I ask my manager to tell sick people to stay at home?
    This is timely, because I’m currently laid up with a fever and terrible sore throat… A reader writes: I work for a company with an accrued PTO policy that is used for all vacation time and sick leave. However, we have the option to work from hom…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 16, 5:59pm -
  • newsome surprising benefits of procrastinating (at last!)
    Over at the Fast Track by QuickBase today, I take a look at several big work-related stories in the news right now: some surprising benefits of procrastinating (at last!), misconceptions about remote work, and more. You can read it here.You may al…
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Oct 16, 4:30pm -
  • newmy department assistant is grumpy and impatient with me
    A reader writes: My department’s administrative assistant (we’ll call her Olga) is incredibly impatient, and expects me to quickly complete things that I don’t have any control over. For example, I work often with her on finalizing the contract…
    - 24 hours ago, 20 Oct 16, 2:59pm -
  • newmy abusive ex works at the company where I’m interviewing, friends keep trying to lure me from my job, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My abusive ex works at the company where I’m interviewing I have been out of work since June, when my previous company laid me off. My unemployment benefits end at the end of November, and I h…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 4:03am -
  • newan employer asked me the lowest salary I’d accept, rejected me, and then refused to keep talking
    A reader writes: This is a puzzler for me: I recently had a third party recruiter get me in touch again with the hiring manager of a position I had applied and interviewed for but got passed over for earlier this year. I was excited for the second ch…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 5:59pm -


  • “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…
    - 42 days ago, 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…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 11:53am -
  • 5 Great Motivational Books You Should Read
    Who needs motivation? humm, everyone?! It is in fact a key aspect of anyone’s work experience, and life in general. Without motivation, one would sit idle, do nothing, feel depressed. And even though we had previously written many articles regardin…
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  • How to Deal with a Micromanager ?
    Now that you came to realize what the key signs of a micromanager are (if you missed our previous article about this topic feel free to check it here: Are you a Micromanager?), we now move to another aspect which is the key problem for people being m…
    - 22 Apr 13, 5:03pm -
  • Are you a Micromanager?
    Are you a micromanager? sometimes termed a control freak? well sadly most micromanagers will answer by no ! as they do not feel that they are micromanaging. Actually many people will feel insulted if they are called micromanagers. The effects of thi…
    - 17 Apr 13, 5:46pm -
  • How to Become World’s Best Boss: an Interview with Michael Scott
    Who’s better to sit in for an interview with than Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s own Michael Scott, “World’s Best Boss” ?! We arranged to have this great “fictional” interview with Michael (based upon actual quotes from The Office) to learn…
    - 12 Apr 13, 7:52pm -

HR Observations

  • newFuture Friday: The demise of the open work space and the rise of the personalized workspace
    A week or so ago I saw a post on my Facebook feed from John Sumser about open work spaces. It was called Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace. It resonated with people who read it, both good and bad. The general cons…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • newRetaliation is a big deal to the EEOC
    On September 7, 2016 I wrote Guarding against retaliation is a much more active process now! Since then I have read some additional material that certainly indicates that retaliation is a very big deal to the EEOC. The EEOC has even prepared suggeste…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • newMaking you a better professional: Four great reads in HR
    Today I am letting you know about four great posts from other writers. These posts will educated and inform you. They did me. Maybe we are offering something we don’t have to First up is Robin Shea. She wrote about a study that shows that flexibili…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • A story of sexual harassment and bad HR
    Firing an employee because it is in her best interest is never a good reason to terminate someone involved in a sexual harassment situation. It leads to something called “retaliation” which makes the lawsuit even more complicated. Lawsuit filed T…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Onionhead in the workplace: Crying a warning on workplace discrimination
    I was not going to write about this at first, but when you see two prestigious law firms like Seyfarth Shaw and Constangy Brooks devoting “ink” you sit up and pay attention. Now you may be wondering what the heck is Onionhead. There are two answe…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Future Friday: Artificial Intelligence and the HR world
    Last week I attended the #Dreamforce conference, the annual conference of, while in Chicago the #HRTech Conference was held. At #Dreamforce I watched demonstration of’s new Artificial Intelligence component called Eins…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 11:00am -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

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

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

  • newPODCAST #22: Kolby Kolibas – “There are no such things as hacks. You just gotta put the work in.”
    "There are no such things as hacks. You just gotta put the work in." - Kolby Kolibas"Being an entrepreneur is not like being in a rap video. It sucks. It's hard. It's lonely. It's almost costed me my family, five or six times." - Kolby KolibasKolby…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 4:31pm -
  • Saturday Edition: Ten Things Anyone Can Do
    Ten things anyone can do. Do these things to give yourself control over your day… Being On Time – This one is tough for me too. I am too much of an optimist and believe that I can get a lot done in a little time which causes me to be late. I get…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 16, 1:01pm -
  • Secret Tech Sauce Podcast: Episode 21: Arne Giske – Host of The Millennial Entrepreneur
    "The Secret Sauce is being a human in business. With Podcasts - You get a little bit of extra room to move around and be yourself. You can't make a script for an hour-long show and you -Arne GiskeHosting a podcast is no vacation job. My guest for t…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 16, 9:07pm -
  • Secret Tech Sauce Podcast: Ep 20 – Marie Schneegans – CEO – Never Eat Alone
    No sales pitch here. My podcast, Secret Tech Sauce, is back after a three-month break. My guest is Marie Schneegans, founder of the company - Never Eat Alone. She is incredible and will share how her company creates a community inside of organization…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 2:20am -
  • The Meeting Mind
    Someone's mind in a meeting does not concentrate on what other people are saying. They develop "meeting mind". Meeting mind is when people are in a meeting with something else on their mind. They can't stay off their laptop or iPhone and are out of t…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Sep 16, 12:56pm -
  • Work that is Important to You…
    Working on work that is important to you...I do not respect this guy or this gal so I do not need to work to impress them. I can do the work I want to work on and what I want to do. If I am NOT doing the work I want to do, then I should be disappoin…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 5:37pm -

Upstart HR

  • A letter to my soon-to-be-born child
    Going way personal today. Take it or leave it, but I always write what moves me. Thanks! Dear Peanut, We are so very excited to meet you. I’ve been going back and forth between nervousness and excitement over the past few weeks, because I know that…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 12:00pm -
  • Elements of High CEO Approval Ratings: An Interview with Glassdoor’s Chief Economist
    If you check out a company’s profile on Glassdoor, one of the first things you see is the CEO approval rating. As an HR leader, this is a number that I was always concerned with as a signal for overall employee satisfaction. It’s common to hear s…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 16, 11:07am -
  • Oops! How Failing an Interview Question Taught Her About HR Strategy
    I had been on the job search for a little while, and I was very thrilled when I received a request to come in and interview for a manufacturing operation that produced rubber molds and other rubber pieces. This was going to be my first big HR role, a…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 16, 12:00pm -
  • SMB to Enterprise: The HR Technology Divide (#HRTechConf)
    Recently I was interviewed by a good friend from SHRM’s Public Affairs team, Mary Kaylor. She asked me a few questions about the HR Technology Conference, and you can read it all here. What I want to expound upon here is the final question in the i…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 16, 12:00pm -
  • Why I’m Attending an IT Conference (Advice for HR Leaders)
    This week I’m in Atlanta for the Microsoft Ignite event. Yes, I see the puzzled expressions. Microsoft? IT? What am I thinking? No, I’m not making a career change. I’m perfectly happy where I am. Here’s the deal. I have been to tons of events…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • How Much Is Employee Turnover Costing You?
      I will be presenting more on this topic at the HR Innovators Virtual Conference – 2 Days, 6 Education-packed sessions from top-rated speakers covering topics critical to success today, including, millennials and culture, creating meaningful wor…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 12:00pm -

In Full Bloom

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…
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David Jackson HR

  • To Err is Human
    Last week it was the football manager Sam Allardyce. Before that it was Keith Vaz. The list of people who have made mistakes of judgement or else simply acted in a human way, and have paid for it with their jobs, is long. We all know it will get long…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 16, 6:41am -
  • A Question of Trust
    When we talk about trust, we think about people making big decisions in organisations. We might think about financial transparency or corporate decisions around pay, sustainability or stewardship. In truth though, most of the decision making that hap…
    - 30 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 8:42am -
  • The New Frontiers: Virtual Reality
    There is a theory that every passing generation sees history repeating and that there is nothing new under the Sun. Those of us who were at the forefront of surfing the web in the early 1990s now stand before new frontiers. This time though, we are r…
    - 71 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 7:21am -
  • Emotions in the Virtual Workplace
    In my recent article on cyborgs I wrote about the fact that, far from constraining our humanity, tech will release and expand it. This generated a lot of interest and people have been asking me for more practical examples. One of the more tangible ex…
    - 84 days ago, 29 Jul 16, 7:43am -
  • Building the Homocracy
    If we are to build a future of work that is human, our approach to organisational structure and job design needs to change. How many times have we heard the mantra that we must design structures and roles across abstract need, not individuals? Why wo…
    - 86 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 7:46am -
  • The Cyborgs Will Be More Human Than Us
    Is the future of work going to be determined by the rise of the machines? Is the development of artificial intelligence going to leave us humans as redundant fleshy blobs? Or is it the case that, far from reducing the importance of humanity, the tech…
    - 95 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 10:11am -

Thinking About Learning

  • newLearning Styles, MBTI, NLP and asbestos
    The other week I wrote about morals and ethics of L&D models and interventions we choose to use. It’s an interesting one because many practitioners are wedded to their preferred models, theories, etc.  In truth, I can be too. I find it increasingl…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 7:49am -
  • Line managers and the learning conundrum
    Years (read decades) ago, we lived in a world where our line managers were the be all and end all of all things progression / promotion / development / that extra thing for us. If you wanted a promotion, a pay rise, to go on training, pretty much any…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 9:53am -
  • Ethics and Morals in L&D
    How often do we as practitioners consider the ethics and morals of what we do? What kind of ethics and morals do we need to consider as practitioners? What part do ethics and morals play in the design of learning solutions? I don’t know how openly…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 16, 9:44am -
  • Open sharing: a day of facilitation
    Today’s brief was: A new service was started about 9 months ago. They’re a team of 7 including the manager. They were cracking on with getting the service rolling and creating processes as they went along. They needed a day to reflect on how they…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Oct 16, 9:00pm -
  • My PLN makes me smarter because of who they are
    I mean, that’s pretty much my whole blog post in the title right there. But as is my privilege, I’ll expand a bit. I’ve been asked to give some insight into my career to date at a CIPD London meeting tomorrow night, and this is pretty much what…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Oct 16, 7:39pm -
  • Technology, learning and adoption
    While at the CIPD Leaders in Learning event this week, Andy Lancaster shared some helpful insights about the role of technology in learning today. He first described how at the CIPD they’re bringing more of a focus to being a knowledge content prov…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Sep 16, 8:18am -

T Recs

  • The New Talent Journey
    The way that talent is attracted, hired, on-boarded, developed and retained is evolving. New technologies, changing attitudes to work and employment (from both employers and workers), heightened expectations and a growing transparency around how busi…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 16, 11:58am -
  • Employer Brand Challenges & Solutions
    Employer branding has been a hot topic for some time. The perception of what a business would be like to work for is built from a number of interactions and sources, some within the organisation’s control and some outside of it. The issues around i…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 7:03am -
  • 4 Things About Skill Shortages

    - 44 days ago, 7 Sep 16, 7:13am -
  • Recruitment Agency Opportunities and Threats
    I recently partnered with Broadbean Technology for some detailed research on the SME recruitment agency market in the UK. The aim was to look at how they were doing and also at ways in which they were adapting to market changes. Overall we found the…
    - 71 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 7:08am -
  • Do We Really Have Skill Shortages?
    Do we really have major skill shortages? Are they a myth? Or do we have a problem with recruitment? No recruiter would ever get fired because there’s a skill shortage, so do the individual circumstances around each shortage go unscrutinised? OECD r…
    - 79 days ago, 3 Aug 16, 7:06am -
  • We’re All Recruiters Now…
    The recruitment landscape has evolved rapidly in recent years. The process of attracting and hiring the talent that business needs has become ever more complex and multi-layered. Digital tools have enabled quicker and simpler applications – no long…
    - 20 Jan 16, 8:01am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Street Dreams.
    Millennial themed content is kind of like the minstrel show of the new Millennium. It’s blatantly offensive to a protected class through sweeping stereotypes for the purposes of entertaining the masses who largely distrust this largely marginalized…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 9:04pm -
  • The Great Gig In The Sky.
    There’s a running narrative among recruiting and HR people in which the concept of the “gig economy” is held as a sort of utopian progression of work. In theory, the ‘gig economy’ means that workers choose when (and if) to work, function as…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 16, 12:06pm -
  • The Catch Up: Views on HR Technology.
    I have been writing HR Technology Conference related preview posts for 8 years now. This realization depresses me. The best years of my life have been spent on, well, this. The nice thing, though, is that nothing has really changed since the first on…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Sep 16, 4:07pm -
  • No Mercy, No Fear: How To Hack The Job Interview.
    For all the talk of “reinvention” in recruiting, for all the products promising to “disrupt” hiring, and for all the banal banter about fixing what’s “broken” in talent acquisition today, the one part of the process that has more or le…
    - 44 days ago, 7 Sep 16, 6:15pm -
  • Revenge of the Nerds.
    There is no skills gap out there in technology, except when it comes to tech recruiting. Here's what needs to change.
    - 56 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 7:39am -
  • Stoned Raiders: A Blunt Look at Randstad’s Monster Hit.
    If you think Randstad bought Monster for its technology, think again. Here are some blunt thoughts on what it means for recruiting.
    - 66 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 12:21pm -

HR Remix

  • Welcome To The Freak Show
    Yes, I’m referring to the American Presidential election.  It is a freak show.  There are so many hot topics to keep track of:  plagiarized speeches, pay for play allegations and walls.  It’s not as if serious issues like terrorism, the natio…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Sep 16, 11:30am -
  • Five Signs You Are Not Ready to Be A Manager
    Today’s post comes to us from Helen Sabell. She works for the College for Adult Learning, and is passionate about lifelong learning. She has designed, developed and authored many workplace leadership and training programs, both in Australia and ove…
    - 8 Jun 16, 11:30am -
  • Wearable Technology At Work
      If it seems like everyone is wearing a Fitbit or a smart watch, you aren’t completely imagining it.  According to a recent report, 21 million items were sold in the wearable technology category (Pebble, Fitbit, smart watch, etc;) in 2014 and th…
    - 6 Jun 16, 10:30am -
  • A Decade In #HR: I Have No Impact

    - 4 May 16, 11:15am -
  • The Rise of A.I.
    You, awesome HR professional, probably think that robots are pretty far removed from your day-to-day existence.  You probably think that there is no possible way you could ever be replaced by a robot.  Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role as Terminator p…
    - 2 May 16, 12:00pm -
  • A Decade in #HR : If You Don’t Have This Quality You Are Useless
      I was updating my LI profile the other night and realized that I have been in HR for over TEN years.  A decade in a profession that can be incredibly rewarding, frustrating and sometimes soul-crushing all in the same day.   Over the last decade,…
    - 20 Apr 16, 11:30am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • newLegacy & Ego

    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 6:23am -
  • Ketchup Bottles & Inequality 
    At the end of last week I had the pleasure of attending the CIPD Wales conference. 450 HR professionals getting together to learn and talk about the future. I also had two fried breakfasts in a hotel.  On the first day I came down for breakfast and,…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 7:11am -
  • #OD – Nothing but pragmatic 
    It was the CIPD OD Conference yesterday so I got to hang about with some OD types and talk. If you don’t know what OD is then I’m going to let you Google that all by yourself and then once you come up out of the rabbit hole with a big grin in two…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 16, 7:20am -
  • Where is your manager? 
    The context  Yesterday we launched a London wide peer to peer mentoring scheme for the CIPD. It was chaotic and overwhelming and as I wake up this morning there is a good chance to that 40 people will get a mentoring relationship out of the exercise…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 6:45am -
  • Catching the tortoise
    The Greek Philosopher and smarty pants Zeno articulated a number of paradoxes. Paradoxes are statements that, despite seemingly soundly based on reason, appear to lead to seemingly logically impossible or self contradictory positions.  One of the mo…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Sep 16, 6:53am -
  • Separating facts from fiction
    A link to a new piece from me in Personnel Today. Have a good week – and make like Quakers
    - 45 days ago, 6 Sep 16, 11:10am -

Switch and Shift

Leadership Freak

  • new6 Secrets Wise Leaders Know About the Power of Delegating
    The ability to delegate is the power to build a future bigger than yourself. 6 secrets wise leaders know about delegating: Wise leaders know that delegating includes people development and relationship building. Effective delegating: Builds… Cont…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 11:13am -
  • new7 Ways to Make Decisions Others Support
    It doesn’t matter how decisive you are if your team doesn’t grab the rope and pull. Worse yet, they might support you when you’re in the room, but drop the rope in disapproval when you’re… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 16, 11:25am -
  • new10 Ways to Protect Relationships and Avoid Bleeding Out for Your Organization
    The higher you go, the more likely you’ll bleed out for your organization.  You’ll come to hate the job you love, if you never turn off work. Surprise: Sooner or later some ‘unqualified’… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 12:16pm -
  • How to Dance with Tough Issues Long Enough to Do Some Real Good
    The deadly sin of tough conversations is going halfway. Discomfort causes some leaders to cut them short. Work up enough courage to dance with tough issues long enough to do some real good. Halfway… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 1:06pm -
  • 4 Ways to Develop Talent by Coaching Through Success
    Success is a terrible thing to waste. Problems, challenges, and mistakes are so magnetic that leaders might forget to coach team members through success. A couple of years ago, while working with a… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 3:20pm -
  • 3 Guaranteed Ways to Lower a Leader’s Frustration
    If you’re like many leaders, you’re frustrated with something right now. If you aren’t frustrated, all I need to do is bring up common trigger issues. Results fell short. Unexpected problems blocked progress. Someone… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 16, 9:32pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newDanger: Focus on Short-Term Shareholder Value is Toxic
    In 1962, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. delivered a speech titled “A Business and Its Beliefs: The Ideas that Helped Build IBM” to celebrate the company’s fiftieth anniversary. A year later that speech was expanded into a...
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 16, 6:00pm -
  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 10/19/16
    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...
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 6:00pm -
  • newBy and About Leaders: 10/18/16
    I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn’t studying “leadership” at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try...
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 6:00pm -
  • Book Review: Peak
    Let’s cut right to the chase on this one. If you’ve read anything about Ericsson’s work, especially the concept of “deliberate practice,” and you want to understand it, you should buy and read Peak: Secrets...
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 6:00pm -
  • Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 10/17/16
    Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership...
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 16, 6:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • No Gender Pay Gap?
    Recruiter A gets hired in 2006. Recruiter A has seven years of experience and a bachelors in history. Recruiter A is offered a salary of $53,000 Recruiter B is offered $50,000 in 2016 with ten years of experience and a bachelors in human resource man…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 11:06am -
  • How do I retain my people?
    Do what I do. Find out what your employees problem is and solve it. As a recruiter I spend a lot of time getting to know what your employees enjoy about their job, but the closer is always fixing what they don’t like about their job. Do you know wh…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Sep 16, 11:59am -
  • Why you need a smile file
    I had a really crappy day. A real bummer of a day. A terrible, no-good day. Someone said some really mean things to me and had me second guessing what kind of employee/recruiter/hr professional/person I am. Lucky me I have some wonderful co-workers a…
    - 99 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 10:43am -
  • Dying HR
    If it’s only an HR initiative, it will die. If it’s only an HR initiative, it will die. it. will. die. I was taken aback when a very seasoned HR professional shared this phrase with me recently. Not so much because its a true or false statement,…
    - 29 Jun 16, 11:48am -
  • The Fortune is in the Follow-Up (#SHRM16)
    In networking marketing we have a phrase that fuels everything we do: “The fortune is in the follow-up.” Basically when we say this we are encouraging our teammates or down-line to follow-up with prospects, don’t let the conversation or the int…
    - 22 Jun 16, 4:09pm -
  • Quick Guide to Tuesday at #SHRM16
    Conference wraps up tomorrow afternoon, but there’s still plenty to see and do! So what can you look forward to today? Here’s a quick list! Immediately after general session you can catch a pop up session right outside the exit of general session…
    - 21 Jun 16, 12:56pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • It Can Happen
    It's been a strange year.......The Presidential election has created bewilderment, dismay and frustration across our United States.  Seems all of our heroes are dying.People who influence ours lives probably shouldn't.Everyone is now a cyber journal…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 1:40pm -
  • Employee Recognition: Picking Up The Pieces
    As I enter my 10th year in the Human Capital Management space, I figured it would be beneficial to my readers to reflect on how our industry has (and has not) evolved over the last decade's time.* The following scenarios are built on real life busine…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 1:21pm -
  • The Future of Work
    For those of you who are unaware, the Society for Human Resource Management ( #SHRM ) holds a weekly chat on Twitter. Every Wednesday over lunch we hop into interactive idea sharing of what we can do to usher change into the Corporate World. It's cal…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Aug 16, 7:35pm -
  • The Single Most Important Lesson I've Learned
    When I graduated college I was so incredibly pumped to get a "real job". Some of my friends struggled to find purpose, but I loved working! I was the first to show up to work and the last to leave. I volunteered for new assignments and always partici…
    - 93 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 2:49pm -
  • Employee Engagement: Behind The Curtain
    It started with a lamp... a logo-ed lamp....The guys who used to sell class rings out of the trunks of their cars began imprinting corporate logos to belt buckles as a side business. If you performed well, you got a trophy, literally. People apprecia…
    - 16 Jun 16, 7:47pm -
  • In Commencement
    To The Class of 2016 -As the world changes you will see opportunity before you and come to understand that YOU can change the world.There may be things in your mind that seem overwhelmingly important at the moment, they may not be. The minute you wal…
    - 19 May 16, 6:45pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • newEEOC Announces Enforcement Priorities
    On Monday, the EEOC announcedits updated strategic enforcement plan for fiscal years 2017 through 2021. The updated plan contains the organization’s priorities and strategies for enforcing laws and regulations on equal opportunity and freedom from…
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Oct 16, 7:39pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, the EEOC held a public meetingon the growing use of big data and predictive analytics in employment decision-making. A panel of industrial psychologists, attorneys, and labor economists told the EEOC that the use of big data and analytics…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 7:37pm -
  • Variations on the Theme of Sexual Harassment
    We’ve writtena lot about sexual harassment recently, as have other commentators. As the subject is discussed, it’s important to remember that sexual harassment can present itself in many ways. It doesn’t always involve a boss harassing a subo…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 7:26pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, The EEOC announced a public meeting on the use of big data in employment practices. This gathering is a continuation of the agency’s interestin the relationship between data analytics and discrimination.  EEOC Commissioners will lead a…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 16, 6:14pm -
  • Enforceable Promises
    The very first item on our list of rules for employers is this: don’t make promises to your employees that you can’t or won’t keep.  Employers’ promises include those set out in employment contracts, of course, but there are others promises…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 16, 7:30pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a lawthat requires employers to prove they are not paying workers differently because of their race or ethnicity. This new requirement builds on California’s Equal Pay Act, which took effect Januar…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 16, 5:44pm -

What Goes Around

  • newNotes From A Big Tent
    Here are my notes (they read more like a series of brain farts) from last week’s The Future of Work is Human Big Tent event. Hosts : Robert Phillips and Peter Cheese Speakers : Adrian Chiles, Veronica Hope Halley, Lynda Gratton, Luke Johnson, Amand…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 6:25am -
  • Big Tent : Narrow Door
    When thinking about change, how do you enable greater diversity in your processes? This week I attended the Future of Work is Human Big Tent. There were lots of interesting, necessary and at times fascinating subjects on the agenda. National alienati…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 16, 6:19am -
  • I Wish…
    I’m attending an event this week called The Big Tent. It’s part of an initiative (mild panic) currently being run by the CIPD and Jericho Chambers, under the banner of ‘The Future of Work is Human‘. By way of further explanation of what to ex…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 16, 7:28am -

The Social HR Connection

  • Finding Your ‘Culture Fit’ During the Job Search
    Learn more about company culture and how finding the right one for you matters.
    - 44 days ago, 7 Sep 16, 3:40pm -
  • 4 Recruiting Practices that Won’t Turn Off Candidates
    Whether you’re a new recruiter or seasoned, corporate or agency, these 4 practices are always a good reminder for creating a good candidate experience. Click here to check out my latest blog post on VentureFizz for more details.
    - 79 days ago, 3 Aug 16, 2:58pm -
  • VentureFizz Post: Talent Branding- How to Stand Out from the Crowd
    I’m back! If you’re breaking into employment branding or recruitment marketing, check out my latest post on VentureFizz. It offers some great tips to get you started and keep you organized. Click here to see the post. 
    - 28 Apr 16, 3:08pm -
  • Why Taking a Break is a Good Thing
    It’s been a little while, I know. After years of consistently blogging, guest blogging, Tweeting, social networking, and so on, I took a step back to assess. In the beginning, I used blogging as a way to build a personal brand in the pursuit of lan…
    - 29 Jul 15, 3:53pm -
  • Employment Branding: The Social Media Piece
    I’ve had acquaintances and colleagues reach out to me regarding employment branding over the years, and, in many cases, they simply wanted to brainstorm different ways to build a grassroots brand with little-to-no budget. I had been in similar situ…
    - 1 Apr 15, 4:22pm -
  • Asking Questions During the Interview Process
    Interviewing is never easy no matter how skilled or comfortable you are when it comes to selling yourself.  Preparation prior to the interview can be involved and the amount of interviews within an interview loop can be demanding. The agonizing wait…
    - 4 Feb 15, 6:33pm -

What is Paul Thinking?

  • newWhere should you focus your HR Efforts in the future?
    We all want to predict the future. I want to know which company will be the next AOL, or the next Apple. I want to know where to tell my kids to put their money so they can take care of me in in my old age in the same lifestyle they have grown accust…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Oct 16, 12:04pm -
  • When is ONE thing really THREE things? Whenever you want to sell newspapers and employee engagement.
    We are a one-trick pony society now. We have abandoned our ability to see our world as a complex set of iterations, interactions and interrelationships. We think the economy is ONLY a function of Fed interest policy. We think the election is ONLY a f…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 12:08pm -
  • #HRTech Conference – Bigger and Badder Than Hurricane Matthew
    SEO link bait aside, the headline still stands. I’m in Chicago this week for HRTech. I’m one of the designated “bloggers” for the event which means I get a pass to the event and … well… that’s about it. I say that up front just to be cl…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Oct 16, 4:16pm -
  • 3 Words to Add to Employee Titles to Drive Engagement
    If you work in corporate America you worry about employee engagement. If you work in corporate “World” you worry about employee engagement. And if you pay attention to employee engagement data you know it really hasn’t changed much in 10 years…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 11:46am -
  • 10 HR Topics No One Should Blog about Any More
    Yes. This is one of those “apology” posts. You’ve seen them before. A blogger takes a break or doesn’t post as much as they have in the past, so they do a post to apologize for not posting and promising to never let that happen again. I migh…
    - 36 days ago, 15 Sep 16, 6:25pm -
  • Rayanne Thorn on the “Paul”Cast … Do the thing you suck at?
    Rayanne Thorn joins the “Paul”Cast to chat about doing something different with your life and your career. Normally we talk about leveraging your strengths and focusing on what you do well while outsourcing the stuff you suck at. Rayanne is the …
    - 53 days ago, 29 Aug 16, 2:48pm -

HR Warrior

  • What's HOT in HR?
    I admit, adding #Blogger to any of my online profiles looks like an untruth especially, if you look at the gaps this past couple years with my blogging efforts.  However, I plan to do better going forward starting with this blog I intended to write…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 9:10pm -
  • Overtime Rule Published
    The DOL has published the long awaited overtime rule and it's effective date is December 1st of this year.  Read more here:
    - 18 May 16, 10:43am -
  • 10 Tips for Managing Conflict at Work or Home
    In honor of the GFWC ILLINOIS annual conference at the President Lincoln Hotel here in Springfield, IL today and tomorrow, I thought I would put my suggestions in writing for future reference. I am honored to be asked to speak on Conflict although li…
    - 12 May 16, 4:12pm -
  • Highlights from 2015
    Well, it's time once again for reflection, documentation, and most importantly improvement.  I have personally had quite a hectic year.  Actually, it's been a couple hectic years with the loss of three of my four family members of origin (dad, brot…
    - 6 Feb 16, 1:42am -
  • Getting What You Want in the Workplace
    Here is the direct link on the Women Of HR blogsite:
    - 20 Nov 15, 11:46am -
  • Bereavement Leave Flexibility Fail
    Although difficult to write and dedicated to my brother Donald Rogers Jr., this piece is a must read for all managers who have 3-5 day bereavement leave policies in their workplace.…
    - 16 Oct 15, 1:59pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • 1st days
    Here in Michigan, Labor Day truly signals the end of summer as school starts on the Tuesday after for the vast majority of students in the state. It’s fun watching my children prepare for the year ahead in very different … Continue reading →
    - 45 days ago, 6 Sep 16, 11:57am -
  • Traditions
    Like many of you in the United States, I attended fireworks with my family over this Fourth of July weekend. This prompted discussion among us about previous holidays and the traditions that accompany them. My wife reminisced about watching fireworks…
    - 5 Jul 16, 12:57pm -
  • Difficult to fill?
    There is more talk at this year’s SHRM Annual Conference about recruiting difficulties than there has been during my previous visits to this conference. We 1st heard about this from the perspective of Mike Rowe. He pointed out that we … Continue…
    - 22 Jun 16, 3:54pm -
  • What I am looking forward to at #SHRM16

    - 17 Jun 16, 11:40am -
  • Confessions of a serial SHRM speaker
      Many people know Karl Ahlrichs after seeing him speak at local, state, and national SHRM events. For all but 2 of the last 20 years, Karl has been a fixture at SHRM Annual Conferences and returns to Washington DC … Continue reading →
    - 9 Jun 16, 10:02pm -
  • It’s a classic
    When this question was originally posted, I figured it would be an easy one for me to answer. However, as forced reflection is apt to make us do, I found myself considering and reconsidering the answer. Music is an essential … Continue reading →
    - 11 Mar 16, 2:24pm -

A Leading Perspective

  • Does this country need more HR professionals?

    - 98 days ago, 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 -
  • Open Fire
    Tomorrow would have been my mother’s 74th birthday. Nearly every year, I post something to honor her, whether it be here on the blog or via another medium. I woke up today thinking of my dear mother. Lots of things crossed my sleepy mind such as h…
    - 13 Jun 16, 3:31am -
  • National in our Nation’s Capital
    SHRM16!! It’s right around the corner! Are you going? If so, have you thought about how you’re going to go about it? I know that seems odd but trust me on this one, if you’re going to a national conference of this size, you need to think about…
    - 13 Jun 16, 2:28am -