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Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • VideoCast Throwback: What Keeps Recruiters Up At Night
    Lord I love a hair flip…. I am a contributor for a great talent management blog called Fistful Of Talent.  There I host a videocast series called No Scrubs sponsored by my pals at Jobvite.  No Scrubs is all about talent management, recruiting, en…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 2:15pm -
  • What I learned on my Christmas Break
    Bras, BackFat, Work/Life Balance and Bowie…It’s all in here. Here we go: I’m lucky I get to travel.  I work to travel. Admitting personal stuff on the internet is liberating and scary.  That being said, there are more people in your corner th…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Jan 17, 5:18pm -
  • Control Your HR World W These Princess Leia Tricks
    Since learning Carrie Fisher passed away, I thought it would be nice to repost my Fistful Of Talent post from January 2016.  Enjoy! –DHB You say you’ve lost control? You’ve never had control. But you can’t let that stop you. You’ve got wo…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Dec 16, 6:08pm -
  • I Woke Up To A President Trump > This Is What HR Can Learn
    It’s the day after the election at Daxko (where I work), and lots of people have taken PTO. It is remarkably quiet in the office. Interesting. I don’t write about politics. I’m not educated enough on that topic to be anyone’s voice in politic…
    - 66 days ago, 18 Nov 16, 2:56pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 9 Sep 16, 3:32pm -

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

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

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • Leading Through Small Business Growing Pains
    Businesses usually become clients in one of two stages. Either they are in startup or the very early phase of just beginning to hire employees beyond the founder or they have just experienced a jump in headcount rapidly and are experiencing some grow…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
  • Should You Buy or Build Small Business Leaders?
    I love this question. I love philosophizing about these things. Playing out the “on the one hand” scenario. I’m one of those weirdos who enjoys playing out possible scenarios in an effort to figure out which might work out the best. Because wit…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
  • Three Things Leaders Can Always Do More
    There are things in this world we can never do enough. Things we can always do more of and still reap the benefits. Exercise. Reading. Eating chocolate. Ok maybe there is a limit on that last one, but there shouldn’t be. As leaders, there are a few…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 5:40pm -
  • One Word for 2017: Easy
    Happy New Year! I hope you had a relaxing and fulfilling holiday season. Along with the majority of people, we are back to work today and ready to focus on what new things we can do in 2017. I’ve never been one for resolutions or goals. I am the ki…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
  • New Puppy and a Holiday Break
    On December 10th we surprised our nearly seven year old son with his very first puppy. He had no idea it was coming and was so happy he cried when he found out. It is a moment my husband and I will never forget. That day we drove to the breeders and…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Dec 16, 2:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • newSaluting @LisaRosendahl – #TimSackettDay
    Today, just like every other day, hundreds of thousands of HR leaders will head off to work. A veritable battalion of professionals, they work in every industry and at every size organization imaginable. Unsung heroes, most of them; leading theThe p…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 1:02pm -
  • A Tale of Disengagement: The Marginalized Employee
    A friend of mine is frustrated at work. Frustrated enough to adopt the mantra “I’m learning to not even care.” (as he so succinctly put it).  And he is, by nature, a very caring person.  He cares about his customers, hisThe post A Tale of D…
    - 32 days ago, 22 Dec 16, 12:45pm -
  • Now Listen Up: #TalentTalk
    I like to talk (surprise!) and, perhaps more specifically, I quite often like to talk about HR, talent development, and leadership.  Nothing wrong with that; I enjoy what I do in my day-to-day life and never (well, rarely ever) get tiredThe post N…
    - 55 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 12:41pm -
  • Set it and Forget It: Cooking With HR Technology
    I’ve recently found myself in numerous conversations with HR professionals and recruiters about striking the balance between effective use of HR technology and still maintaining a human touch in the processes that impact candidates, applicants and…
    - 56 days ago, 28 Nov 16, 12:51pm -
  • Let’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…
    - 96 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 11:37am -

HR Tech Girl

  • HR Technology selection without the meerkats
    Have you recently jumped online to buy anything? If you have, especially insurance, you know the meerkats and those voices! If you haven’t, well you may(not) be missing out. But the concept is simple: Know you(r) needs and wants (or your organisati…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Dec 16, 1:24pm -
  • Think you can implement HR technology in 2016 with skills from the 90’s? Think Again!
    If you were implementing an ERP platform in the 90’s, it would have been safe to assume that HR function would mostly sit back, and IT (both internal and external resources) would be running the show. The IT departments would typically be large, an…
    - 21 Jun 16, 5:32am -
  • Series: Making the case for technology: Part 1: What does it cost?
    This is a common question every person trying to purchase new technology in their organisation gets asked “Where is the business case?”. To answer this question or prepare the business case you will need to know a few things. In this series I wil…
    - 19 Mar 16, 8:07am -
  • 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 -

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

  • The real secret to building a personal online brand
    The modern recruiter knows that ‘brand’ is key. And the smart modern recruiter knows how to amplify that brand via ‘personal digital marketing’. This blog will get far less readers than my normal fare because anything to do with ‘so…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 8:00pm -
  • The best recruiter Christmas party in the history of recruitment!
    I don’t like recruitment Christmas parties. And I have been to a few. At least 50 I would say. 50? How old are you Greg? 100? No, not quite. But 35 years in this biz, and many years where I went to several parties, across various offices of…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Dec 16, 8:00pm -
  • Greg Savage ‘Modern Recruiter Masterclass’ in Europe!
    Dear European ‘Savage Truth’ readers, I am very excited to invite you to my new half-day ‘Modern Recruiter Masterclass’ to be held in Prague and Bratislava in April 2017 Maybe you saw me speak at the ‘Evolve’ Conference in Brno in…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 8:00pm -
  • Take the holiday. But keep the pipeline pumping for 2017!
    Most of us will have some kind of break in the next month or so. Christmas, New Year, summer holidays, Chinese New Year. You, your clients and your candidates are going to have some well-deserved downtime. But what about the cost? We won’t…
    - 49 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 12:03am -
  • 12 massive blunders most recruiters are making right now
    Many recruiters are adapting and re-skilling as the market evolves. Most are not. Indeed, the majority continue with tactics that don’t work. Here are the top 12 blunders I see recruiters making everywhere. How do you rate ?
    - 56 days ago, 28 Nov 16, 8:00pm -
  • Recruitment is a tough job. This is about 100 times tougher.
    I went on a cruise. Not my normal ‘thing’, but it was pretty good. Saw lots of cool places and ate too much. The usual, I suppose. I also met some of the most fascinating, hard working and impressive people I have ever met. And none of th…
    - 70 days ago, 14 Nov 16, 8:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • newCelebrating HR Pros: Lisa Rosendahl
    Lisa is one of the most fun, smart, happy people I've had the pleasure of knowing. She inspires me every day, even though I may not tell her as often as I should.
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 1:01pm -
  • Owning Engagement in Your Workplace
    The relationships that an individual employee builds with colleagues and clients that truly indicate how likely the employee is to stay with the organization.
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 2:01pm -
  • Disruption for Good
    When you approach your work, your team, your career....even your enemies, if you do so with a positive outlook and intent to communicate, you'll find that you can disrupt for good.
    - 70 days ago, 14 Nov 16, 7:44pm -
  • #CarnivalofHR: Scary Tales from HR
    Carnival of HR: Scary HR edition
    - 91 days ago, 24 Oct 16, 1:25pm -
  • 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.
    - 5 Sep 16, 12:21pm -

People Equation

  • newTim Sackett Day Honors @lisarosendahl – Unsung HR Hero
    Oh, boy, is she gonna hate this. There’s a reason some heroes are unsung: they hate the publicity. But I’m doing it anyway. My friend (and card-carrying introvert) Lisa Rosendahl is being honored as 2017’s Tim Sackett Day recipient. What is Tim…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 11:30am -
  • My Must-Attend Conference of 2017 #workhuman
    This time each year, many people peruse their industry’s conference offerings to decide which ones to attend. If you’re in the human resources, talent management, organizational development or leadership functions in your company, I suggest the W…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 11:30am -
  • 4 Tips for Staying Humble
    One of the biggest egos in the cartoon world belongs to the character Plankton from the Nickelodeon cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants.  Plankton’s over-inflated sense of worth (and his never-ending quest to steal the coveted Krabby Patty recipe) leads…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 11:30am -
  • A Dose of Medicine for Executives with BSO Syndrome
    As a member of a company (big or small) you’ve probably felt a case of organizational whiplash from time to time. You know what I’m talking about? It’s that sensation you get when so many different “Big Ideas” get introduced (and then elimi…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Dec 16, 11:30am -
  • Author Q & A with Bill Treasurer
    Next month, one of my favorite leadership authors, Bill Treasurer, releases a new book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass: How to Learn from Rough Landings, Blunders, and Missteps .  Read my book review here. As part of the book launch, I was lucky enoug…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Dec 16, 11:30am -
  • Leaders Who Get a Swift Kick in the Butt Are Better for It
    Leadership, as a topic, can be perplexing. As a leader, you are expected to be bold and calculated, passionate and reasonable, rational and emotional, driven and patient  . . .and yes, confident and humble. Faced with all of these often conflicting…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Dec 16, 11:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newIt’s Tim Sackett Day: Celebrating Lisa Rosendahl
    January 23, 2012, my friends made that day forever be known as Tim Sackett Day!  By January 23, 2013, those same friends thought I couldn’t take another day of celebration and honor, and decided to honor another individual but still call it Tim Sa…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 1:09pm -
  • newThe One Fix to Talent Acquisition You’re Too Afraid to Implement
    There’s a ton of reasons we are afraid of stuff. I was never scared of the dark, but for some stupid reasons, I’m scared of bees. I know that I’m not going to die from a bee. I’ve been stung. It hurts, you get over it. Yet, I hate when a bee…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:32pm -
  • The Joe Biden Employee Appreciation Award
    I’m sure by now most of you have seen President Obama give Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It was very moving, no matter which side of the aisle you sit: Let’s face it, being the Vice President of the United States is a thankless job…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 12:56pm -
  • I Love the Buzz of a Recruiting Team in Full Motion!
    On a Tuesday night recently I stayed late at the office, took my laptop and sat out in our recruiting bullpen. Hearing everyone at once on calls, talking to candidates, selling, recruiting, is like music to me. There’s an energy you can feel, and s…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 12:25pm -
  • T3 – @Appcast_io – Talent Attraction is the New Talent Acquisition
    Yo, gang – I’m doing this webinar this week. Check me out! Discover why talent acquisition is being laid to rest, giving rise to a new game in town: talent attraction. Thursday, January 19th | 2:00 PM ET This free webinar present simple strateg…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 12:42pm -
  • Why do we still hate hiring older workers?
    Over two years ago I wrote a post for Halogen’s Talent Space blog titled: The Gray Wave: Why Companies Refuse to Hire Older Workers. It was very popular when it launched and it still gets great traffic because apparently there are a ton of older pe…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 12:30pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • 2017- The New Normal- Becoming “Less Social”

    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 6:00pm -
  • 5 Differentiators of Successful Recruiters in a Competitive Market
    As anyone who’s been in the recruiting business long enough, you will know that recruiting success doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, if you’re going for quick wins and instant gratification, brother, you’ve chosen the wrong line of work ent…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 11:00am -
  • Keeping Talent Pipelines Warm to Fill Positions Faster!
    If you’re like many people in the world of talent acquisition, you probably feel like you’re running on a treadmill most of the time.  A req comes in, you post/inmail/call to fill it, and move on to the next.  Each day you’ve got to put one f…
    - 67 days ago, 18 Nov 16, 12:07am -
  • 6 Statements & Words That Can Ruin Your Resume!!
    Among all the hiring related application materials, resumes were, are and will continue to play immensely crucial roles in the hiring process. Statistics say that today, average employers spend only a few seconds looking at resumes, which makes it im…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 11:00am -
  • You Can Put a Spit Shine on a TURD, But it is still a TURD!!
    Here is the thing about recruiting.  There are good candidates and there are bad candidates.  There are also plenty of mediocre candidates.  What kind of candidate do you think you are? The economy is good right now.  Hiring is high and unemploym…
    - 82 days ago, 2 Nov 16, 3:00pm -
  • Sales People Versus Order Takers
    There is a stigma regarding sales people that inaccurately lumps together professionals with offensive losers. We’ve all had that experience where we wished the person in front of us would shut up and go away. The very thought of dealing with a sal…
    - 88 days ago, 27 Oct 16, 6:58pm -

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • Recipe for Resilience
    There are times when it appears the tide has washed ashore.  Your boat has sprung a leak. The sun has set in your backyard.  During these temporary dark periods it appears that no matter how quickly you bail out water, paddle up stream, reach for s…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • Teach Your Children Well: They Might Be Listening!
    My Birthday and Mother’s Day gifts did not come this year in beautiful boxes with lovely ribbons.  They did not come in the form of a bouquet or in breathtaking flats of flowers carefully chosen by my family to lovingly plant in my garden.  Nor i…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 11:00am -
  • The Thing That’s Stopping You from Hiring Based on Merit
    The person next in line to enter the room looked sharp, confident and ready to ace their first job interview. Dressed in a blue suit, shiny shoes and with their hair well combed, they were ready to take over the world and show that hard work pays off…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Nov 16, 11:00am -
  • 7 Steps To Overcome Historical Hurts On Trust
    Have you ever struggled to release the pain caused by broken trust?  Sure, you wanted to forget what happened. To move through the experience and move on. Yet, the pain lingered like a phantom limb. Stealing your focus. Draining your energy. Holding…
    - 81 days ago, 3 Nov 16, 11:00am -
  • “Pretty Good For a Girl”
    I recently had the opportunity to see a particular band with a pretty big cult following at a local music club.  Though I had heard a lot about this band from others who have seen them at one of their many semi-annual visits to the area, this was th…
    - 90 days ago, 25 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • 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…
    - 97 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHow AI Will Change HR by 2020 (and Beyond)
    "AI-empowered sentiment analysis will go further, offering HR an ‘emotional dashboard”’ for their organization. Human resource staff will spot burnout from common cues and intervene before it becomes problematic. Unsung heroes who shepherd proj…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 3:30pm -
  • HRExaminer v8.03
    Mary Faulkner shares seven tactics to reduce the risk of implementing HR Tech. Read, The gamble of implementing HR Tech. After spending twelve years at Harvard University, Shawn Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 5:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #105: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    This week: Gartner to Buy CEB Inc. for $2.6 Billion in Cash, Stock (Paywall), Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, Jeremy Roche joins Unit4 as Chief Product Officer, Trump and Sessions plan to restrict highly skilled foreign workers. Hyderabad…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 5:00pm -
  • Happiness Runs
    We’re wired to transmit information from brain to brain. And, we can reprogram the fundamentals. This was a part of an amazing talk given by Shawn Achor as the opening keynote for the Ultimate Software User Conference.
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 12:39pm -
  • HRx Big Ideas Radio: Episode #4: The HR Headhunter with Brad Warga
    John Sumser talks with Brad Warga about The HR Headhunter. Brad is a principal at Heidrick & Struggles. With a focus on human resource officers within the Global Technology Practice, Brad advises boards, CEOs, and investors on acquiring world-class H…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 5:00pm -
  • HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #221: Martin Burns HireClix
    Martin Burns is Strategic Consulting Leader for HireClix, a consumer advertising agency with a focus on recruitment. A long-time practitioner and corporate recruiting leader, he combines significant expertise in strategy, technology, and marketing. H…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 4:53pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • newMinnesota IT Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page: Software Test Engineer - Full Time Job - Zipnosis Sr. Front End Engineer - Full Time Job - BuzzFeed Security Analyst - Full Time Job - SPS Commerce Configuration...
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 5:31pm -
  • Minnesota Morning: Hack The Gap, Amazon Minneapolis Office And The Iron Yard Demo Day
    Facebook’s “On This Day” shows me that many years this has been a cold week in Minneapolis… looks like I’ve posted a number of thoughts and photos of very cold days. That seems to parallel a local weather report I...
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 7:47pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Manager Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job - Capella Education Company Director Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job - Allina Health Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Full Time Job -...
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jan 17, 6:24pm -
  • Minnesota Morning | The Iron Yard, MyAlerts Funding And MN Tech Podcast
    “The not so glamorous side of #recruiterlife: 12 hour day, caffeine, sandwich in the skyway, Spotify, 21 tabs and a bunch of Chrome extensions. Looking for iOS Dev's #MNtech” I posted that photo yesterday after having a conversation with a...
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 7:59pm -
  • Minnesota Morning | Do It Now, Minnesota Recruiter Jobs And Minnesota Jobs Scene
    It’s 2017… it feels good to say that. Not because 2016 sucked or was an awful year. 2016 was a year of business and personal confirmation. I don’t know that I learned a lot of new things… but I validated/affirmed...
    - 20 days ago, 3 Jan 17, 3:19pm -
  • Tips For Doing A Job Search In The New Year
    Yesterday I had an interview at WCCO TV (CBS) with Kylie Bearse and Kim Johnson to give some tips on finding a job in the New Year. They start the segment with this CareerBuilder survey Workers Reveal Plans to Land...
    - 24 days ago, 30 Dec 16, 4:28pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newHR and the Dark Side of Leadership
    I am speaking in June at #SHRM 2017 in New Orleans on “HR and the Dark Side of Leadership”. Dark topics are not new for me or for many of... Get the RestThe post HR and the Dark Side of Leadership appeared first on Fistful of Talent.
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 2:46pm -
  • VIDEO: No Scrubs with Tim Sackett – A Call To Arms For Recruiters
    Check out the latest episode of No Scrubs below, featuring host Dawn Burke and her guest Tim Sackett, Fistful of Talent contributor and President at HRU Technical Resources. They’re throwing back to the Beastie... Get the RestThe post VIDEO: N…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 2:29pm -
  • Here’s Why Life — and HR — Is So Very Different in the Aloha State
    HONOLULU — It’s been 20 years since I’ve been in Hawaii, but the moment I arrived back in Honolulu last week, it felt like I had never left. My connection with... Get the RestThe post Here’s Why Life — and HR — Is So Very Different in t…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 3:42pm -
  • Nike is Running an Epic HR Experiment
    When I was a kid, I desperately wanted to work at Nike. It had to be the coolest workplace in the world. In my head, I imagined that employees received... Get the RestThe post Nike is Running an Epic HR Experiment appeared first on Fistful of Talent…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 12:35pm -
  • 5 Steps for Preventing Recruiter Burnout
    My grandmother worked at a General Motors metal fabrication plant, raised five daughters, had the most wonderful dinner on the table each night, looked absolutely beautiful at all times, and... Get the RestThe post 5 Steps for Preventing Recruiter B…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 12:22pm -
  • “He’s a Good Guy, Except For The Jihad”… (The Burden of Action in HR)
    If you can’t see the tweet above this line, enable images.  It’s worth it. I was chilling out reading the Wall Street Journal (#humblebrag) during the the South’s latest snowmaggedon... Get the RestThe post “He’s a Good Guy, Except For Th…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 6:42pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • Why We Must Be So Careful About Where We Spend Our Time
    Why we must be so careful about where we spend our time…“As William James observed, we must reflect that, when we reach the end of our days, our life experience will equal what we have...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 67 days ago, 17 Nov 16, 2:28pm -
  • Future of Work: The People Imperative, Keynote from Singularity University Global Summit
    This keynote highlights “The Future of Work” and explains why this is a topic about people and organizations, not machines.  Would love your comments.... Read more»Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Lear…
    - 80 days ago, 4 Nov 16, 2:45pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 4 Aug 16, 11:55am -

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

  • newThe Shift of Performance Management
    In order to engage in business growth, we must shift from the traditional performance management, a process that is no longer working. On a primary level, traditional performance reviews are used to document an employee’s performance and used to de…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 4:30pm -
  • The Importance of Team Building
    When employees hear about having to participate in team building activities and games, many will find an excuse to get out of it. Team building has a bad rep as many view it as utterly useless and unproductive. However,  team building is the most im…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 4:30pm -
  • The Employee Engagement Awards Announces Engagement 101
    The Employee Engagement Awards today announces its inaugaural #Engagement101 list. The top influencers & experts in the world of Employee Engagement. The list recognises people from all walks of business: the boardroom, HR, Internal Communications, F…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 2:59pm -
  • The Importance of Talent Management
    “There is no way to spend too much time on obtaining and developing the best people” – Larry Bossidy Many organizations are coming to the realization that success comes from a strong pool of talent. In “Talent Management: A Critical part of e…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 4:30pm -
  • Authenticity – It’s More Than a Leadership Buzzword
    The rallying cry to “be yourself” may sound idealistic. But, as an inclusion professional, my ongoing work with senior leaders and organizations points to just that – authenticity – as a critical component of effective leadership and organiza…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 3:43pm -
  • Community Building, Thought Leadership and Disrupting The World of Work with Jennifer McClure
    Discover what it takes to be a successful speaker within the World of Work, what goes into HR community building, and the latest developments with the hugely successful DisruptHR series. The post Community Building, Thought Leadership and Disrupting…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 7:30pm -

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

  • Carnival of HR: Post-Election Reflection
    Happy post-election, HR friends and welcome the end of a tumultuous year! What better way to finish things up than some Carnival of HR, bringing you the best of the HR blogging community.  And while there was not a theme for submission I can't hel…
    - 68 days ago, 16 Nov 16, 2:00pm -
  • #truNOLA: The Recruitment UNconference
    Do you hate name tags? Dislike concurrent sessions that don't give any real actionable items? Want to talk about recruitment and talent but loathe PowerPoint presentations? Then come to the #Tru Recruitment UNConference in New Orleans, Louisiana on…
    - 4 Jul 16, 2:00pm -
  • You are a unicorn… and so is everyone else.
    Listen up, people.You are unique. And different. And there’s only one of you. Your DNA. Your neurons. The people you meet. The interactions you have — big and small. They are all yours. Your entirety of you is irreplaceable.You’re a unicorn…
    - 29 Jun 16, 2:00pm -
  • I Learned It From Watching You
    My work ethic comes from my father.Maybe that's not the best opening of a blog post. And maybe I should have lead with some father-daughter story that makes you ooey-gooey nostalgic, but put simply, my dad is a huge influence in how I do things at th…
    - 15 Jun 16, 2:00pm -
  • SQL Saturday Pensacola Saturday, June 4
    If you are in the Pensacola area, come to SQL Saturday 491 on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Free event. Lots to learn. I'll be speaking about:Giving Feedback: How to Effectively Communicate to your EmployeesAs a manager or team leader giving effective fee…
    - 31 May 16, 7:40pm -
  • WorkHuman
    What is WorkHuman? wall of donutsSecond year running, WorkHuman is an HR conference presented by Globoforce (an employee recognition software company). Breaking out of the norm, WorkHuman gathers "human capital" professionals in one place and say…
    - 12 May 16, 2:00pm -

Everyday People

  • newSteady, as she goes #TimSackettDay
    It’s funny that the people who are the most visible on Social Media forums get the most “attention” when the vast majority of HR professionals diligently do their work with little fanfare. One of the great aspects I love about #TimSackettDay is…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:31pm -
  • In Between
    This weekend my wife and I went on a road trip to visit my parents. This is always a great time because I’m fortunate to have an incredible mom and dad who are vibrant, active and engaging. They’re both in their mid-seventies, so I’m thankful t…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 2:04am -
  • Get in Shape !!
    A New Year is upon us and everyone is supposed to be making resolutions. They’re evidently our feeble attempt to alter something that we want to see improve in our life. It’s odd that we wait until the 1st of January every year to get the urge an…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 1:07am -
  • Be Unlikely !!
    When I was young, I remember watching Christmas specials on TV with my family. As a point of reference, this was long before cable TV and 1,000’s of channels. There were four networks to choose from – ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS. We didn’t think we w…
    - 36 days ago, 19 Dec 16, 3:17am -
  • Next Year !!
    As 2016 winds down, it’s a great time to reflect on what has transpired over the last twelve months. It’s easy to step back and take sides to argue your point. What I was aiming at was broader and more holistic. I’m sure people had a mix of suc…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Dec 16, 2:38am -
  • Believe
    Year-end is always a full time for HR. There are various open enrollment efforts, reports and social events. Throw into the mix that we’re in the midst of the holiday season which brings it’s own set of emotions ranging from positive to stressful…
    - 50 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 2:57am -

Workplace Diva

  • Buh-bye! How to Quit a Job with Class and Style
    Did you see White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest give the Obama administration's last White House press briefing yesterday? Earnest took a few minutes to talk about the job, and to thank his co-workers. Then his boss, President Obama, came forwar…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 3:36pm -
  • Big Surprise, Narcissistic Bosses Create Bully Employees
    When the boss is a complete narcissist, employees turn into big, bad bullies with big, bad reputations. Or so says a new management study. Let's all do our best Frank Underwood power pose, and discuss!
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 10:06pm -
  • This New Gadget Lets Employers Dial Down the Noise Level
    Open office environments are noisy, and there goes your co-worker taking another loud, long-winded smartphone call! Perhaps you need to make a call, but your phone calls are neither loud nor long-winded, of course. Either way, you wish there were a w…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 5:14pm -
  • What If Your Boss Will Only Speak With You In Cyberspace?
    Like everyone else, I'm been following the war of words between Meryl Streep and our Twittering president-elect. For the record, I agree with Ms. Streep. We need empathy, and a lot more of it these days.For my blog, however, this war of words raises…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 5:55pm -
  • Going Viral: When Colleagues Suddenly Tell You They're Contagious
    You're meeting with a fellow professional when they tell you they have the stomach flu. Oops, it's too late now. You've been exposed!This topic is on my mind this week as everyone in the greater Washington DC area tries to duck and weave around a hig…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Jan 17, 8:11pm -
  • What If You Still Can't Decide If You Like Social Media?
    So I'm getting back into the blogging swing of things and came across an article in The Guardian entitled "I've Left Twitter. It Is Unusable For Anyone But Trolls, Robots and Dictators." Oh, boy. #Discuss.As Guardian writer Lindy West elaborates in 1…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 6:21pm -

Corn on the Job

  • newUse SEO Best Practices to Land Your Next Job
    If you have no idea what SEO stands for it is time to learn. Search Engine Optimization helps anyone who is searching for a specific person, item, idea, or service online locate exactly what they want. Understanding how SEO works will make it easier…
    - 20 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 1:28am -
  • The Sheer Amount These Entry-Level Finance Jobs Pay Will Blow Your Mind
    There’s only one reason why people go into the world of finance: the money. The good news is that for people just climbing the first few rungs of the financial sector job market, there’s plenty of the stuff to go around. Entry-level finance jobs…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 3:57pm -
  • Still Career Hunting? Look Into These Lucrative Part-Time Jobs!
    Flickr Searching for a full-time job isn’t always as fruitful as we want it to be. It can take a while to nail one that really appeals to us and feels like it can actually get us somewhere in life. But does that mean you should spend all your time…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 4:25pm -
  • How to Keep Stress Free in the Job Seeking Process
    If losing a job is stressful, looking for a new job can be twice as difficult. Searching for a job is very uncomfortable and for some the experience can be unfamiliar. There are a few people who enjoy the process of selling themselves to prospective…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 2:19pm -
  • Working No Matter What the Weather: The Best Outdoor Jobs for the No-Desk Crowd
    For some people, the thought of sitting at a desk all day in front of a computer is abhorrent: they would much rather spend their time outside, under the sky, moving around from one place to another to keep themselves happy. Often, those same people…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 2:16pm -
  • Could Medical Lab Technician Be The Perfect Career For You?
    If you’ve always wanted to have a career that lets you help people, and make the world at large a better place, then the medical sector is going to have an obvious allure. However, the careers that most people associate with medicine; doctors, nurs…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 5:30pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

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

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

The HR Blog

  • How To Design a Great Mentoring Program?
    With the rapid changes in the world economy coupled with geopolitical divides, organizations are going through challenging times. The unexpected changes have left employees grasping for direction and support; Mentoring is the most common way of filli…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 6:07pm -
  • Four Actions That Prove You Don’t Have Strategic Ability
    If you want to be perceived as someone with a strategic mindset, be tolerant of long brainstorming sessions and debate before things start simplifying.The post Four Actions That Prove You Don’t Have Strategic Ability appeared first on Human Resour…
    - 62 days ago, 22 Nov 16, 7:58pm -
  • Do You Have What It Takes To Lead?
    Don’t let criticism prevent you from taking the lead, however, don’t be blind to the right suggestions. To do this, break the journey into smaller milestones, and after completing a milestone, reflect and see what could have been done betterThe…
    - 62 days ago, 22 Nov 16, 2:29pm -
  • How to Keep Motivation Levels High
    People come in different shape, sizes and motivation drivers. As a manager you need to be cognizant of the diversity and that the one shoe fits all approach is doomed to fail. You can use these tips and tricks to keep your colleagues motivated.The p…
    - 62 days ago, 22 Nov 16, 2:05pm -
  • How 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…
    - 97 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 2:39am -
  • Demystifying 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…
    - 97 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 6:50pm -

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

  • newHere's to You, @lisarosendahl #TimSackettDay
    Tim Sackett Day began four years ago as a way to recognize those hard working HR professionals grinding away doing the real influencing on a day-to-day basis. As the hashtag suggests, the first recipient was the aforementioned Tim Sackett.  In sub…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 11:50am -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM17 Hotels Be?
    With the news that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2017 SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, I bring you my 8th annual look at SHRM hotel costs.After the most expensive SHRM Conference hotel cost in 16 years in Washington, DC…
    - 68 days ago, 16 Nov 16, 5:54pm -
  • Bill Murray and What Money Can't Buy #8ManRotation
    2016 has not exactly been a banner year for my sports teams.  The Michigan State Spartans football team got blown up in the College Football Playoff by Alabama followed by its worst start to a Big Ten season since the 1990s.  The Spartan basketball…
    - 91 days ago, 24 Oct 16, 4:15pm -
  • 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 -

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • newA Basic Primer for Job Hunting from Ellen, Sheldon, Micheal Scott, and Robin Williams
    There are some basics of job hunting that we can all use. A local high school asked me to teach their 11th and 12th graders how to tackle their first job hunt. In order to keep it from being boring, I turned to that source of teen joy: YouTube. Turns…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 1:51pm -
  • newSwiss Saturday: Parent Teacher Conferences
    Just because I’ve done two Swiss Saturdays in a row don’t take that as a promise that I’ll continue. This week I met with my son (grade 3) and his teachers for a parent-teacher-student conference. As a side note, I hate bringing my kids to thes…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 10:21am -
  • Your Employees Inability to Speak up Is Costing Your Business Big Money
    Open door policies are pretty ubiquitous, but simply having the policy doesn’t mean people will actually speak their minds. Your employees aren’t telling you everything they should and it’s costing you—$7,500 per conversation failure and seve…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 12:08pm -
  • The Secret to Helping Your Average Child Succeed
    Let’s face it: Your children are not likely to be above average. Unlike the people of Lake Wobegon, our kids follow a standard bell curve and that means most children will fall into the “average” category. Not brilliant. Not stupid. Just normal…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 3:01pm -
  • My Employee’s Husband Was Arrested. Should I Tell The Executive Team?
    We have an employee that has been an above-average employee. Yesterday, I learned that her husband was arrested by the FBI as a member of a large drug trafficking ring and money laundering. Our employee (“Jane”) works in a position that allows he…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 12:43pm -
  • What If an Employee Refuses to Answer Emails in the Evening?
    Nick Corcodilos, who writes at Ask the Headhunter, tackled a question from a reader who wanted to know if he was unreasonable for expecting to only work during business hours. Corcodilos comes down firmly on the side of the employee who wants to have…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 3:06pm -

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…
    - 98 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…
    - 13 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence
    Craig interviewed by The Economist. One of the most important brands you can focus on to support your company and your career is yourself.The post Personal Brand is More Than Your Digital Presence appeared first on Craig Fisher.
    - 4 Oct 16, 6:09pm -
  • 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter
    If your tweets are falling on deaf ears, you’re not alone. According to a study by the iCIMS Hire Expectations Institute, 51% of all jobs on social media are posted to TwitterThe post 6 Tips for Engaging Tech Pros via Twitter appeared first on Cra…
    - 23 Aug 16, 9:27pm -
  • Sharing your culture – How to activate your employee advocates
    An employer’s brand should be built from the inside out. Just as part of an organization’s marketing message should come from its customers, the employer brand should be championed by its employees.The post Sharing your culture – How to activa…
    - 16 Aug 16, 3:53am -
  • 16 Apps for 2016 [Podcast]
    In this episode of The Cool Tools Show podcast, Craig and Lars review their most used apps for 2016.  Enjoy! Craig and Lars cool tools list includes: Evernote, Wonderlist, Sunrise, Balanced, Hootsuite, PhotoShop Fix, Headspace, Suggestions, IceCream…
    - 15 Jan 16, 12:54pm -

Inc Blot

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

Cost of Work

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

The Buzz on HR

  • 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

  • newHow to Fight the Urge to Slack Off #MondayMotivation
    Can you imagine how much less guilt and frustration you would feel if you could somehow make yourself do the things you don’t want to do? Put simply, sometimes it’s just really hard to motivate yourself. If only there were some fail-proof tech…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 6:01pm -
  • new4 Things I Learned About Recruitment in 2016
    I’m not great with predicting the future. I was pleased to be involved in a webcast with Firefish Software just before Christmas to gaze into an imaginary recruitment-focused crystal ball – but I was a little rebellious. I predicted 2017 would…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 4:01pm -
  • newWhy Website Trust Signals Are Needed to Attract Top Talent
    How can you make sure your employer brand is trustworthy and credible? Start by looking at your website – is it full of trust signals or trumpet-blowing? I’ve spoken to Filip Matous who is a Digital Strategist and author of ‘How To Get Your We…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 17, 4:01pm -
  • new7 Ways to Prove Impact in Your CV
    If an employer is going to invest in you as a candidate, they will expect you to make an impact in your role. So, when writing your CV, it’s important to show how your actions have benefited your previous employers. Rather than simply listing your…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 4:01pm -
  • How to Lose a Candidate in 10 Days
    Have you ever wondered what it is that annoys candidates the most about dealing with recruiters? There are a number of things you can do to test a candidate’s patience – think Kate Hudson crazy in ‘How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days’. Over the 10…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 4:01pm -
  • 12 Animals That Would Totally Make Great Recruiters
    Ever wondered which animals would make really good recruiters? Me neither, until today. We all know that animals are incredibly intelligent (well most of them, not you, Goldfish). All species are smart in their own special ways, possessing unique tra…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 6:01pm -

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…
    - 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

  • newChallenge Yourself, Then Your Employees
    It’s so easy to complain. It’s even easier to point out where other people are falling short or when they’re not meeting our expectations. I’ve been in meetings with leaders and non-leaders and that have quickly turned from brainstorming and…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 1:30pm -
  • Let’s Never Say We’re Tired of Dr. King Again
    Let’s Never Say We’re Tired of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Again All throughout elementary and high school, I learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  His birthday was recognized as a national holiday in 1983, I was 10 years old. Aspects of Dr.…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 1:30pm -
    Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   From the youngest to the oldest, if you know one thing about him, it’s that he had a dream.  You know that on August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington for Jobs and Fre…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 1:30pm -
  • Is Your Performance Making Mom and Dad Proud?
    Every day when we go to work, we are performers.  Just like the performers on the stage, the movie set or the recording studio, most every day is a performance.  If the day wasn’t a performance, then it was a research day or preparation day getti…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 1:30pm -
  • Don’t Let Your President Get Your Butt Fired
    Don’t Let YOUR President Get Your Butt Fired! Well it’s a new year but for millions of Americans, it’s the same old song. As you may have heard, in one of the biggest upsets in the history of upsets, Donald J Trump defeat Hiliary Clinton to bec…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 1:30pm -
  • The Last Carnival of #HR for 2016
    Indeed! Before you scroll through the list looking for your own name, please take a moment and check out these truly great articles and save of them to your blog roll. By hosting this, the last Carnival of HR for 2016, I have connected with some new…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Dec 16, 1:30pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • Skills-Based Hiring Can Narrow the Tech Talent Gap
    This article was originally published on blog. Recruiters are adopting data-driven practices and tools to find skilled candidates, relying less on methods like poring over resumes and following their gut instincts. The tech industry especial…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 5:38pm -
  • Which Universities Have the Best Coders in the World?
    With early college admissions under way for many universities around the country, we got to thinking: Which colleges have the best coders in the world? While there are academic rankings, like the Top Computer Science Programs by US News & World repor…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 4:27pm -
  • Helping Veterans Who Code
    Roughly 10%* of all job postings in the military require technical skills (like crypto technician). Yet, the military doesn’t offer a clear transition path into software engineering roles. When Jon Deng was deployed as a field artillery captain in…
    - 73 days ago, 11 Nov 16, 4:04pm -
  • Bloomberg: Wall Street’s Frantic Push to Hire Coders
    For almost five years, Gregory Furlong worked 50-hour weeks as a shipping clerk at a Best Buy two miles from his childhood home in Wilmington, Delaware. It was a kind of employment purgatory for a computer obsessive who tinkers with motherboards in h…
    - 87 days ago, 28 Oct 16, 5:25pm -
  • One Way to Close the Gender Gap
    Believe it or not, there’ve been more *articles written on diversity in tech in 2016 than in the last three years combined. You know the deal: Why Diversity Matters, The Grim Diversity Numbers and The Problem’s Getting Worse. What’s not writ…
    - 88 days ago, 27 Oct 16, 6:39pm -
  • Yet Another Diversity Program is Not Enough
    This article was originally published on Forbes If our unconscious biases trigger stereotypes that influence our judgement about people, what exactly should we do when we’re on the ground? For the past 50 years or so, companies have been trying to…
    - 95 days ago, 20 Oct 16, 8:47pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newOn the news: Hyman on reckless employee tweets and our new President
    Last Thursday morning I received a call from Mike Brookbank, a reporter for WEWS, our local ABC affiliate. “I saw your quotes on on how to post on social media about President Trump without losing your job. I’m pitching a similar story…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:07pm -
  • WIRTW #445 (the “dynamic duo” edition)
    Last weekend was School of Rock weekend for the Hyman family. My kids showed a packed club what they’ve been working on for the past four months.Norah never disappoints when she performs (or in life, for that matter). Some 10 year old girl…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 12:30pm -
  • A not-so-subtle reminder about the need for cybersecurity training
    I feel like I’ve written a lot lately about the needfor cybersecurity training for employees (for example, here, here, and here). Yet, as long as employees keepopening unknown emails and clicking on strange links, we need reminders of why…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 12:45pm -
  • OSHA suggests employer best practices for anti-retaliation programs
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published recommended best practices to protect from retaliation employees who report workplace safety or other concerns under any of the 22 statutes OSHA enforces.The document, entitl…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 12:03pm -
  • Pets in your workplace? Assess the risks and draft a policy.
    A reader recently emailed the following question:Some people need service dogs to get to work. But many more simply want to take their dogs to work. What is the protocol? What are the HR rules on this? And what are the penalties for…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 12:28pm -
  • SCOTUS to review NLRB ban on class-action waivers
    One of the biggest issues on the NLRB’s hit list over the past few years has been class-action waivers. In D.R. Horton, a 3-2 majority of the Board held that an arbitration agreement which requires employees to waive their right to collectively…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 12:34pm -

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

  • Don’t Jump The Career Gun: Progressing In Your Current Role Could Be The Answer
    Lots of people feel like they’re undervalued in their current jobs. That could be because they aren’t happy with the progress they’ve made. It can also happen when you work in the same role for a long time. You just get used to the day to day t…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 7:48pm -
  • Don’t Let Complex Projects Overwhelm You
    For most modern businesses, projects are the lifeblood. But doesn’t it seem like business projects are getting more and more complex these days? It’s essential keep your head in the game and your mind properly focused on completing these projects…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 9:09pm -
  • Keep Your Online Customers Coming Back For More
    The online world is rough for any business owner who isn’t already at the top of the market. You’ll face intense levels of competition, expensive costs to keep marketing at the right point and pressure to perform well from investors. Do you think…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 8:52pm -
  • Breaking The Bank: Unexpected Costs Your Firm Could Face This Year
    All business owners must acknowledge the fact that unexpected costs could cause havoc for their operations. There is no way to predict when something will go wrong and you’ll have to spend a fortune. For that reason, it’s sensible to keep as much…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 8:39pm -
  • Chapter And Verse: Encouraging Your Staff To Continually Develop In The Workplace
    The first thing you need to think of when it comes to running your own business is understanding the investments that you will make in every aspect of the company. Not just financial investments, but the personal ones. Investing in your employees is…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 8:14pm -

Make HR Happen

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

No Excuses HR

  • newI'm Not Talking To You
    Time moves fast, right? We all seem to be hustling harder than ever, and the months and years keep pace as time literally roars past us. When I started blogging in 2010, I hoped I could avoid flaming out in several months and not completely embarrass…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:03pm -
  • Deciding to Win
    Consider your situation right now...personally or professionally. Have you achieved your goals? Are you hustling with a company that you love? Have you found a sense of inner peace...with all of the successes and failures and near-misses and disap…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 12:25pm -
  • Too Fast for Love?
    Two years.It's hard to believe. Two years filled with action, risk, bold moves, incredible support and success. Two years with a group of people who are committed to doing things differently than everyone else. Two years of being part of a leadership…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 12:36pm -
  • Making Payment
    "The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are, for what you could become." - Charles DickensEntitlementIt seems to me the world is filled with a sense of entitlement. It's not just the wave of younger employees i…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 3:19pm -
  • New You? No Chance, Right?
    This is not a New Year's resolutions post. Here's why...I don't think you're going to keep any of yours. January 1st has nothing to do with changing your life.I'd rather talk about a hardcore commitment story. It's about someone who struggled with we…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Jan 17, 12:38pm -
  • What Really Matters
    There are two things in life that clearly demonstrate our priorities, values, and commitments; despite our endless talk, arm flailing, and sometimes bombastic speeches about accountability and strategy in fancy conference rooms.CalendarRegardless of…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Dec 16, 11:48am -

The Chief People Officer

  • Hiring Fast-Paced Candidates Only
    “You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment,” says the job advertisement. It’s rather amusing when job postings require candidates who work in a hurry. What does that even mean? What does the human resource staffer or hiring manager…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 5:28pm -
  • The Psychopath Test for Bosses
    It is possible an extremely toxic boss could be a psychopath. Toxic bosses wreak havoc on your culture and expose organizations to significant financial risks. That is why CEO’s, organizational leaders and human resource professionals should read t…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 8:01pm -
  • This Bosshole is Making Me Lose My Mind

    - 54 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 7:45pm -
  • 7 Good Reasons to Fire a Bad Boss
    A good boss ignites positive power among her people while a bad boss brews negative power over her people.  A good boss delivers exceptional results with the dedication of her people. A bad boss delivers unpredictable results, along with chaos, con…
    - 63 days ago, 21 Nov 16, 2:12pm -
  • 5 Reasons for a No Layoff Policy
    Organizations that value employee engagement have much to gain by adopting a no layoff policy. This game-changing, people policy assures employees that the organization will not issue pink slips when the economy goes south. A no layoff policy provide…
    - 67 days ago, 17 Nov 16, 7:42pm -
  • 5 Reasons to be Authentic in Your Life and Career
    Living an authentic life breeds contentment. Authenticity comes from understanding our personality and sticking with it.  Authenticity is less complicated. There are those who search for success and happiness by morphing into different personalities…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 6:28pm -

HR Remix

  • You & Google Have The Same HR Problems
      Over the holidays I discovered that we, everyday HR pro’s, share more similar HR problems with Google then you would think. According to this article, many current and former Googlers have a lot of gripes about the company. Now some of this stuf…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Trump Won. We Can All Move Along Now. Right?
    Nope. As evidenced by the #notmypresident hashtag and protests, our President-Elect will be stirring up strong emotions for at least four more years. As  HR Pro’s we are going to continue to see this bleed into the workplace. That’s why I’ve p…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 12:30pm -
  • A Decade in HR : Don’t Close Doors
    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, I’v…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Nov 16, 12:30pm -
  • Half Measures
    I’ve been watching Breaking Bad again and noticing new details. For example,  the beautiful photography. Every time I watch an episode I want to move to New Mexico. Thanks to the prequel series Better Call Saul, I’m also paying attention to the…
    - 83 days ago, 1 Nov 16, 11:30am -
  • Should You Ditch Your Holiday Party?
    The World Series is ALMOST over (did you hear the Cleveland Indians are up 3-1? Go Cleveland!!!), Halloween is tomorrow and our long nightmare known as the Presidential election will be over in a week. And so it looks like autumn is off to a solid st…
    - 85 days ago, 30 Oct 16, 3:33pm -
  • 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…
    - 6 Sep 16, 11:30am -

Talent Culture

  • newRewire Your Workplace for the Digital World of Work
    Sometimes we forget how much the internet has changed our lives over the last 20 years. On a personal level, it’s enhanced the way we view the world and communicate with each other. But on a business level, it’s redefined the way we work and the…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 3:22pm -
  • new#WorkTrends Preview: Benefits of Pets in the Workplace
    This week’s show is going to the dogs… specifically to dogs in the workplace. According to researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, it was discovered that pets in the workplace actually create a buffer between stres…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 2:59pm -
  • 8 Ways to Create a Lean Workflow in 2017
    Sometimes when we focus so much of our energy on workplace efficiency, we end up making the problem worse. I once worked at a marketing company that changed its workflow structure so often, half the job was remembering which processes we were current…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
  • Five Powerful HR Resolutions to Implement in 2017
    It’s the first month of a new year, and you know what that means—time to get moving on those resolutions and goals for the new year. Setting goals in the corporate world isn’t just an individual pursuit, however. It should involve your entire t…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 11:30am -
  • #WorkTrends Recap: The New Digital Workplace: Four Key Trends
    As technology advances and changes our workplaces, many pundits speculate on the trends that we need to be mindful of. Companies are developing global footprints and with that employ people based in different countries with varying cultural nuances,…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
  • Corporate Perks: A Thinly Veiled Disguise
    It’s no secret that there is a war going on… a tug of war to be exact. Companies are scrambling to find the best and brightest talent and many are failing miserably. One of the tactics used by many companies is to seduce candidates with profound…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 11:30am -

Recruiting Animal

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

Amplify Talent

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

Strategy Focused HR

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

Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

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

HR Nasty

  • 401k explained in everyday terms, a misunderstood company benefit
    Candidates have choices beyond the 401k When markets are tight for talent, employers add more benefits to the menu. (I consider Seattle’s job market to be tight.)  These could include free food, entertainment, flexible work schedules and unlimit…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 4:47am -
  • Employee engagement
    Employee engagement Employee engagement takes many forms. It surprises me how often executives don’t capitalize on the many opportunities to maximize employee engagement that are available in an office for not much money or effort. I work for a sm…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Dec 16, 3:21am -
  • Why cover letters gets a bad rap, and they shouldn’t!
    Cover letters get a bad rap. It’s unfortunate, because I would say that most of the folks that are hired include cover letters. Don’t get me wrong, I throw out a lot of cover letters. It isn’t because of a rule that states “Cover Letters ar…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 5:41pm -
  • How HR F’s-up an exit interview
    Exit Interview I have a friend that is going through an exit interview process. She is leaving her current job for a new gig. Her current HR department is taking it personally. This friend is a VERY gracious individual and when I say doesn’t have…
    - 54 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 5:40am -
  • Thanksgiving, Artful Ashes, what I am thankful for
    Thankful For Artful Ashes, you made a huge difference for me in 2016, and this a post of thanks to Greg, Christina, Minhi and the crew there in Ballard Washington. Readers of this blog know that 2016 was a tough year for Mr. and Mrs. HRNasty.   I…
    - 61 days ago, 24 Nov 16, 6:42am -
  • Overcoming a negative reputation in 4 easy steps
    Normally this time of year, I would post on the topic of inappropriate Halloween costumes and make a prediction of what NSFW characters are going to show up at the company and create a negative reputation.  I have done that a few times over the yea…
    - 89 days ago, 27 Oct 16, 6:03am -

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

  • newYay! Team!
    There’s no I in team. But there’s damn sure a me. In the US it’s time to talk about teams again! The NBA is heating up just as the NFL is about to peak and thoughts of spring training slowly bob on the horizon causing us to think that pennant i…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 2:22pm -
  • Tea Leaves
    Can you read tea leaves? The art of tea leaf reading dates back to the 17th Century. Tasseography – divining the future from the past (via leaves) – still has followers today even if you don’t practice it. Or believe it. Before you dismiss the…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 9:38am -
  • Winter
    It’s a soft winter’s night. The moon is nearing full and shines warmly through the cloudless sky. I sit on the porch reflecting on the goodness of life surrounded by the sounds of the city offset by my chimes swaying softly overhead. People are w…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 11:58am -
  • Character
    Got character? I know, I’ve heard it a hundred times: character is what we do when no one else is looking, right? Maybe not. Maybe character is what we do when everyone is looking. The other day I sent a note to a work mate reminding her how good s…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 12:31pm -
  • Running in the Dark
    Do you run in the dark? I live on a running trail surrounding a pond. Oh the trail isn’t long, but it is right outside my door. So when I’m not running on it I’m often looking at it. Sitting on my porch admiring the view from the intersection o…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 5:36am -
  • Hearth
    Home is where the hearth is. The end of year is oft a time to look back with some remiss and forward with some hope. We tend to think of highs and lows – heights and hollows – yet I find I think more of hearth as the years continue to pass. There…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Dec 16, 1:58pm -

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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • That State of American Jobs and Workers
    While I was browsing the internet looking for some economic data, I came across this 2016 report from the Pew Research Center:  The State of American Jobs. And it is compelling! The Pew Research Center is “a nonpartisan fact tank … Continue read…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Is “HR Analytics” an Oxymoron?
    As we head full-on into 2017, a friend sent me the link to a survey analysis that is extremely eye-opening. Still Under Construction:  The State of HR Analytics 2016, conducted and published by the New Talent Management Network, has some … Continu…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Generations At Work
    I was doing some research for a client and came across this report from Monster:  Monster Multi-Generational Survey, published in 2016. The underlying survey was concluded in January 2016 and surveyed more than 2,000 across the Boomer, X, Y and ……
    - 20 days ago, 3 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Whatever Happened to Succession Planning?
    Here’s an interesting and quick read by Ben Eubanks and Trish McFarlane for Ultimate Software:  The New Realities of Work. Ben and Trish are seasoned HR leaders turned analysts within the HR technology space and this quick read reflects the … Co…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • Talent Acquisition the Data-Driven Way

    - 41 days ago, 13 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • Zombie HR
    The Future of Work, a new report from the SHRM Foundation, is a quick study on, well, the future of work. Everyone talks about the future of work like it’s the next scary thing coming for us after the zombies … Continue reading →
    - 48 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 12:00pm -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newOn the balance between data and people
    Quick shot for a busy Monday. If your organization is one of the many that has or has implemented or has at least considered implementing a more data intensive and analytical approach to the HR and talent management, then I recommend taking a quick l…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
  • The Wisdom of Jeff Van Gundy - Part VIII
    Time to revive an old series on the blog, and one of my favorites - on the (continuing) Wisdom of Jeff Van Gundy.Since it has been a while, here's a little refresher on just who Jeff Van Gundy is, and why management, leadership, and organizational c…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 1:30pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 272 - Humanizing Employee Background Checks
    HR Happy Hour 272 - Humanizing Employee Background ChecksHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Brian Monahan, Co-Founder, InflectionListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve Boese is joined by Brian Monahan, Co-Founder of Inflec…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
  • Blue Monday
    Blue Monday is not just the name of a New Order song from the 80s, it is also the designation given to the third Monday in January (that is today, in case you are still sleepy), by the British academic Cliff Arnall. Dr. Arnall postulated that a combi…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 1:07pm -
  • HRE Column: Looking ahead to HR Tech 2017 - #HRTechConf
    Once again, I offer my semi-frequent reminder and pointer for blog readers that I also write a monthly column at Human Resource Executive Online called Inside HR Tech that can be found here.This month, in what has become an annual exercise for me…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 1:42pm -
  • CHART OF THE DAY: People are quitting faster than you can fire them
    Do you know what the best day of the month is for workforce trends and labor market geeks is?Of course you do - when the monthly JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) report is released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics!That great day was…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 2:00pm -

Women of HR

  • Recipe for Resilience
    There are times when it appears the tide has washed ashore.  Your boat has sprung a leak. The sun has set in your backyard.  During these temporary dark periods it appears that no matter how quickly you bail out water, paddle up stream, reach for s…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • Teach Your Children Well: They Might Be Listening!
    My Birthday and Mother’s Day gifts did not come this year in beautiful boxes with lovely ribbons.  They did not come in the form of a bouquet or in breathtaking flats of flowers carefully chosen by my family to lovingly plant in my garden.  Nor i…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 11:00am -
  • The Thing That’s Stopping You from Hiring Based on Merit
    The person next in line to enter the room looked sharp, confident and ready to ace their first job interview. Dressed in a blue suit, shiny shoes and with their hair well combed, they were ready to take over the world and show that hard work pays off…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Nov 16, 11:00am -
  • 7 Steps To Overcome Historical Hurts On Trust
    Have you ever struggled to release the pain caused by broken trust?  Sure, you wanted to forget what happened. To move through the experience and move on. Yet, the pain lingered like a phantom limb. Stealing your focus. Draining your energy. Holding…
    - 81 days ago, 3 Nov 16, 11:00am -
  • “Pretty Good For a Girl”
    I recently had the opportunity to see a particular band with a pretty big cult following at a local music club.  Though I had heard a lot about this band from others who have seen them at one of their many semi-annual visits to the area, this was th…
    - 90 days ago, 25 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • 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…
    - 97 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

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

Benz Communications

  • Why mobile is shifting the way employers promote benefits to employees
    Ten years ago, there was no such thing as a “smartphone,” and when the iPhone was unveiled in 2007 no one could have predicted the mobile revolution that followed. From Facebook to selfies and everything in-between, our phones have become ou…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 3:05pm -
  • 5 Ways to connect with those hard-to-reach employees
    Benefits communications can be especially challenging when your teams aren’t working under the same roof or even in the same country. Here are some key strategies for keeping your employees informed and engaged—wherever they are.
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 3:13pm -
  • Take advantage of resolutions to tee up wellness in the new year
    Don’t annoy employees with the typical cheesy stock photos, generic statements about healthy living or the-sky-is-falling reminders about soaring health care costs. Instead, educate employees and their families about the practical ways your co…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 6:08pm -
  • Reflecting on the past decade and looking ahead with insights from industry leaders
    We have the honor of being a voice in the ever-important and always-changing employee benefits industry. Our 10th anniversary offered the opportunity to reach out to many of our friends, clients, and partners, and ask them to reflect on the pas…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Dec 16, 6:33pm -
  • Open enrollment debrief worksheet: Kick-start 2017 with an action plan
    Before you file away this year’s open enrollment campaign deliverables—and while it’s still top of mind—we recommend that you take some time to reflect upon your enrollment communications campaign this year. Use our new Open enrollment…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 6:22pm -
  • Apply behavioral economics to build a better wellness program
    The just-released Irrationally Healthy Report can guide you toward making practical, cost-effective changes to improve your employees’ health—with surprisingly little effort.
    - 55 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 3:39pm -

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.  …
    - 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 -


  • newDiscussing Who Episode 25 – Review of Black Mirror
    Black Mirror has been called the Twilight Zone of the digital age, and it may very well be! From pigs to social media to virtual reality and the afterlife, each episode creates an individual world where the viewer is forced to speculate and/or admit…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 17, 5:39pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 24 – Supergirl Your Questions Answered
    We discuss changing networks, character origins, character popularity, and more as we attempt to answer listener-submitted questions about the Maid of Might, Supergirl! Join us as we tackle everything from the spelling of her name to the Seduction of…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 4:35pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 23 – Review of Doctor Strange
    He is the Master of the Mystic Arts. He is the Sorcerer Supreme. He may not be THE Doctor, but he is definately A Doctor. Join us as we discuss the origins of Marvel Comics’ top magical character and review the blockbuster movie, Doctor Strange. Ho…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 3:56pm -
  • Relativity Podcast by Lee Shackleford
    Relativity is the name of a new science fiction serial said to be "a sci-fi serial for your ears and mind." This new series follows two characters - one on Earth and the other billions of miles away in deep space - as they must learn to rely on each…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 1:45am -
  • Discussing Who Episode 22 – Review of The Husbands of River Song
    The Doctor and River Song visit the Singing Towers of Darillium when Alex Kingston returned for the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special. Join us as we review the Husbands of River Song. Hosted by Kyle Jones, Clarence Brown, and Lee Shackleford.
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jan 17, 2:52pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 21 – Review of Marvel Comics’ Death of X Number 1
    What event brought the X-Men and the Inhumans to the brink of war? What happened to Cyclops and Emma Frost? Who lives? Who dies? Will the Death of X mini-series answer those questions, or will it lead to more? Are you Team Inhumans or Team Mutants?…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Jan 17, 1:52am -


  • newBarrels of water & impenetrable cultures
    In Tours in France, there is a beautiful medieval square called the Place Plumereau, now the home to multiple bars and restaurants. As a thriving spot, it offers employment opportunities, pouring drinks, serving tables, preparing food. The employees…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • Inclusion isn’t passive
    The past six months have brought a focus on social and economic divisions that is greater than probably any other period of my lifetime. And with it comes the talk of the need for greater cohesion and the inevitable use of the word inclusion. Every a…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • Expectation versus reality
    In life, whether  at work or at home, there are expectations and there are realities. One hopes for certain things to occur and then observes how things play out over time. Rarely does life play the hand which we expect to encounter and yet often th…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 8:00am -
  • The end of 2016
    So, here we are. Coming to the end of 2016 and for me, the last time this year that I’m going to sit down and write. Glad it’s over? Yeah, the prevailing view seems to be that 2016 has been a bit of a sucky year. But I’m not so sure. Beyond the…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Dec 16, 8:00am -
  • Meeting the productivity gap
    I have a confession to make, I’ve become a little obsessed by meetings. I’m fascinated by the way in which we, in organisations, fill significant proportions of our time talking about the things that need to be done. Which feels kind of weird. I…
    - 50 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 8:00am -
  • Shift your perspective
    If nothing else, 2016 has shone a very strong and revealing light on the seemingly polarised nature of society. Our ability to see, hear, repeat and convey from a singular point of view. “They just don’t get it” “Why can’t they open their e…
    - 57 days ago, 28 Nov 16, 8:00am -


  • newDigital HR: Don’t Be Left Behind
    Technology has threaded itself into just about every aspect of our personal and professional lives. This is nothing new. However, the way in which we view and utilize technology is always changing. This holds true for the field of HR. In 2017, busine…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Strategic HR Planning for the Year Ahead – How to Begin
    Whether you’re trying to improve your physical health or the health of your company’s bottom line, a little planning goes a long way. Strategic HR planning is a process that identifies current and future human resources needs in an effort to achi…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Next Generation Performance Management
    For many of us, annual performance reviews may not evoke feelings of excitement. Perhaps the arbitrary questions and subjective ratings are seen as ineffective, having little impact to the business. Or maybe the fact that managers and employees do no…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • What to Include in Your New Hire Training
    New hire orientation and training is an important time in the lifecycle of an employee. A good experience can leave the employee feeling confident in her choice to join your company and excited about the future. On the other hand, a poor experience c…
    - 58 days ago, 26 Nov 16, 1:00pm -
  • How to Recruit for Soft Skills
    You are sitting across the table from a job applicant. His resume checks off all of the hard skills (e.g., technical knowledge, software skills, product knowledge, industry experience) for which you are looking. But does he bring the soft skills need…
    - 72 days ago, 12 Nov 16, 1:00pm -
  • Respect & Compassion: The Keys to a Successful Termination Meeting
    As a manager, the time will come (if it hasn’t already) for you to let one of your employees go. Terminations are an inevitable part of business and leaders must make these tough decisions based on the good of the company. However, even for the mos…
    - 86 days ago, 29 Oct 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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • Turning A Bad Year Around in Time for a Good 2017
    This week I’m honored to have a guest post from my friend and professional colleague Barbara Clifford. Barbara has worked in many fields and is now a time management and stress management coach helping busy professionals take more effective control…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 10:30am -
  • 10 Best to Help You Change and Create a Life You Love
    Each year, at the end of the calendar year, I look back at my analytics to see what posts on the Break the Frame blog resonated most with readers. Sometimes they’re new and oftentimes they’re evergreen. The most interesting and fun part is look…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Dec 16, 10:30am -
  • The Best Leaders Know That December Isn’t Always Winter
    December is the heart of the winter; cold and blustery. It means winter coats, and school cancellations and navigating the treacherous black ice. But not for everyone. In Florida and California, it’s probably still warm-ish and in Hawaii downright…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Dec 16, 10:30am -
  • This Is the Mindset You Need to Make 2017 a Success
    Legs shaking, body tense and fighting through the pain; it’s an incredibly satisfying feeling to push yourself to your limit. In fact, it’s rare that people explore the edges of their capabilities. When was the last time you found your breaking p…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Dec 16, 10:30am -
  • Why You’re the Only One Who Can Honor Your Life Choices
    This afternoon my son had his Science Fair, and before school, I asked him how many parents were going to make it – it was scheduled for mid-day. He said less than half the kids reported that their parent would attend – they had to work. We talke…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 10:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

  • Why self-preservation is top of mind for me in 2017?
    010050000010 Welcome back! I took a bit of a hiatus at the end of last year to rest, regroup and reflect on 2016. Of late, I have been hearing way too many stories about people namely bloggers and influencers that have effectively worked themselves t…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 3:49pm -
  • TED at IBM Recap: 3 Women Sparking Big Ideas and Activation
    0100101000010 I had the esteemed privilege of attending TED at IBM last month in San Francisco. Admitedly, I was prepared to be impressed by their usual roster of inspiring speakers making strides in every field from technology to healthcare. However…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Dec 16, 1:16pm -
  • Five Things Brands Need To Know When Working With Influencers
    002071000010I’ve been working for a few years now with multiple brands per year. I have worked with brands in the music industry to emerging technology companies. When I reflect on what has made for a great partnership in the past, there are severa…
    - 55 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 2:58pm -
  • S.H.E. Summit Recap: Succeeding on Your Own Terms
    010030000010I had the privilege of attending S.H.E. Summit two weekends ago as press. My attendance at the event was the culmination of a two-year promise I made to myself to get there. I stumbled upon this event a few years ago while on Twitter. I s…
    - 73 days ago, 11 Nov 16, 12:00pm -
  • The Romper Room of Leadership
    020061000000 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…
    - 97 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 10:30am -
  • 3 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Business Needs a Technology Upgrade
    000061000010  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…
    - 11 Oct 16, 11:30am -

Talent Vanguard

  • newWeekly Musings – January 22, 2017
    A weekly post in which I share (some of) the most thought-provoking content I read this week(ish), which I am too lazy to write full blog posts about.   Generation Nope New Study Finds All Millennials Are Not the Same – Early & Late Millennials Ha…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jan 17, 11:33pm -
  • Weekly Musings – January 15, 2017
    A weekly post in which I share (some of) the most thought-provoking content I read this week(ish), which I am too lazy to write full blog posts about: Disruption HR Disrupted – Lucy Adams I pre-ordered this book in December based on my recent intro…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 17, 11:20pm -
  • Weekly Musings – January 8, 2017
    A weekly post in which I share (some of) the most thought-provoking content I read this week(ish), which I am too lazy to write full blog posts about: Work/Life The Calm Company (our next book) – Signal v. Noise Our brains are great pattern-seeker…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jan 17, 8:28pm -
  • 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 -

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

  • Vision of Holacracy
    In the book “Holacracy” Brian Robertson outlines a ground-breaking approach to organisation: no managers, only roles. By using this method, the gap between how things are and how they could be are incorporated quickly and effectively. This allows…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Dec 16, 8:19pm -
  • Vision of Semco Style
    In the book “Maverick” Ricardo Semler discusses the success story behind the world’s most unusual workplace: Semco. Semco manufactures a range of products. It are not the products that make Semco extraordinary, but the manner in which Semco’s…
    - 51 days ago, 3 Dec 16, 9:59am -
  • Vision of The Morning Star Company
    Imagine a company with no human bosses, no designated managers, no titles, no hierarchy, no visible structure, and no unilateral authority to fire anyone. Imagine such a company gaining ascendancy in its industry – organized solely around shared pr…
    - 62 days ago, 22 Nov 16, 8:33pm -
  • Vision of Buurtzorg
    Buurtzorg, a large Dutch nursing care provider, is a good example of an organization running with Teal management structures and practices. Buurtzorg (the name means neighborhood care in Dutch) was founded in 2006 by Jos de Blok. He set up the compan…
    - 87 days ago, 28 Oct 16, 6:56pm -
  • Visie op The Morning Star Company
    Stelt u zich een organisatie voor zonder bazen, aangestelde managers, titels, hiërarchie, zichtbare structuur en eenzijdige bevoegdheid om te ontslaan. Stelt u zich een dergelijke organisatie voor die de markt domineert – uitsluitend georganiseerd…
    - 7 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • 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…
    - 15 Mar 16, 9:35pm -

HR Bartender

  • newEmployee is Having an Affair With the Boss – Ask #HR Bartender
    We’ve answered a lot of questions about the workplace, but never one like this. Hi Sharlyn, I really enjoy your blog. I’m hoping you can provide me with some advice. One of my employees is having a sexual relationship with my boss, our department…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 17, 9:57am -
  • Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – 2017 HR Law Edition
    Regardless of who you voted for and your feelings about the election process, here in the United States, we have a new President and Congress. And I’m sure that, at some point, we will find ourselves dealing with changes to HR law. I know from prof…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 9:57am -
  • Middle Managers Are the Key to Reducing Bureaucracy
    I ran across this post title the other day – “Forget Middle Managers. Here’s Why.” Of course, the article goes on to explain how bureaucratic organizations are filled with ineffective managers. Which can be very true. And, if your organizatio…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 9:57am -
  • 6 Ways to Use Technology to Advance Your Career – Ask #HR Bartender
    The New Year always makes me think about goals and the things I want to accomplish. Based on today’s reader note, I’m not the only person who thinks that way. Hi, I’m an HR professional living in India. I want to learn new things in human resou…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 9:57am -
  • Performance Management Might Change But It’s Not Going Away
    If there was one term that dominated the workplace conversation in 2016 it was the “performance appraisal.” That’s okay. I think it’s good to re-evaluate traditions. The performance review hasn’t changed for decades. It’s long overdue. Th…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 17, 9:57am -
  • Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Goals Edition
    There’s a statistic that only 8 percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. I happen to think part of the reason is because people don’t set good goals in the first place. Here are some resources to help you set better goal…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 9:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • newThe Butterfly Dust Incident
    He looked up from the back deck and said he was going to fly. “How are you going to do that?” his mom asked. “I rubbed the dust from a butterfly’s wings on… Continue reading →
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 2:41pm -
  • newHow to use Caution Like a Leader and Act with Discreet Boldness
    Do something where failure matters. Too much caution results in inactive leadership. All leadership requires action. When I ask experienced leaders what they would do differently, they often say they would take more… Continue reading →
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jan 17, 11:25pm -
  • new3 People to Throw Off the Team
    Teams have more potential than individuals, only if individual members make them function effectively. Danger: Poorly functioning teams: Waste time. Squander resources. Discourage talent. Drain organizational energy. The power of one: One distracting…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 7:05pm -
  • 25 CEOs List 20 Things that Keep them up at Night
    I had dinner last evening with 25 CEOs. Before dinner, each one answered the question, “What keeps you up at night?” Here’s a sampling from the conversation. Growing small and sticking to our… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 11:07pm -
  • How to Create Organizational Vitality and Be a Place Where People Love Coming to Work
    People struggle and sink when environments feel like death. 7 signs your organization is sick: Low performers are protected. Anyone who isn’t growing, needs to go. Coach them up or out.  Secrets saturate… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 5:01pm -
  • 4 Ways to Get Real with Weaknesses so You can Hire the Best People and Maximize Strengths
    Everyone who’s remarkable at something is really lousy at many things. Don’t let this stop you from attempting great things, but keep it in mind the next time you’re frustrated with teammates. Highly… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 12:00pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newshould you send job interview thank-you notes through email or postal mail?
    A reader writes: I have an interview next week for a position at a small company in the middle of relocating. The owner already moved to the area where I’m located and will be the one conducting the interview, and we’re meeting up at a coffee sho…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 6:59pm -
  • newthings that will make you look unprofessional in your job search
    If you’re job-searching, you probably (hopefully!) know the basic professionalism mistakes to avoid, like using an unprofessional moniker in your email address, having a silly outgoing voicemail message, or flooding social media with photos of your…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 5:30pm -
  • newI yelled at our intern
    A reader writes: One of our interns, who I supervise directly, has been performing pretty poorly for a while. I’ve met with him and been giving him feedback, but it hasn’t worked. This afternoon we were scheduled to meet again, where I was planni…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 3:59pm -
  • newwearing a fake wedding ring to a job interview, coworker bosses me around, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Should I wear a fake wedding ring to a job interview? My boyfriend is moving for an incredible job opportunity, and I plan to join him within the next year. It’s too far a distance to keep my…
    - 16 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 5:03am -
  • newweekend free-for-all – January 21-22, 2017
    This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. (This one is truly no work and no school. If you have a work question, you can email it to me or post it in the work-related…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 4:00pm -
  • how to solve a conflict between two strong-willed employees
    A reader writes: What do you do when you have two very strong-headed and opinionated employees working closely together, one a team leader and the other a newer employee, who have a personality conflict? The team leader has been with the company for…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 5:00pm -


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

  • newCompulsory union memberships died a little bit more
    On January 7, 2017, the ability of unions to force people to pay dues against their wishes died another bit when Kentucky passed Right-to-work legislation. This brings the number of states that allow employees to make a choice about belonging to a un…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:03pm -
  • Future Friday: Letting employees select the new boss
    What if you had a way to get company leaders based on their ability to interact with peers rather than their resume? Would you be interested? A company named Tiny Pulse, led by David Niu, thinks they have developed a way to select leaders that is mor…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 12:03pm -
  • Three great reads for Thursday to educate and inform
    I am presenting to you today three great blog posts from the reading that I have done. I hope you found them as educational and as informative as I did. Number 1 This post comes from Matt Monge of The Mojo Company. I met Matt at an HR conference wher…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 12:03pm -
  • Court ruling may change how we look at age discrimination
    In my experience people who are not in HR are often surprised to find out that the age limit in age discrimination is 40 years of age. The reaction is often “That is not that old!” When asked what age they thought was old and should be afforded s…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 12:03pm -
  • Regulations written for big companies make life difficult for small companies
    In a great post on her blog, attorney Robin Shea talked about the new EEOC guidance on sexual harassment that was just released. You can find it here, and you should read it! You have until February 9th to let the EEOC know what you think about it. Y…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 12:03pm -
  • Work Anniversary Gifts Your Employees Will Appreciate
    Today’s post is brought to you by my friends from If you’re thinking of giving your employees a company-branded keychain for their anniversary, you might want to think again. Forty-seven percent of employees appreciate their em…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 12:03pm -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

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

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

  • It. Is. 2017 – Do You Know What To Do?…
    "When you see a new trail, or a footprint you do not know, follow it to the point of knowing." - Uncheedah (The grandmother of Ohiyesa)If you are like the other millions of people out there you have a resolution related to health, organization, livi…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 1:53pm -
  • Ep. 27 – Secret Tech Sauce Podcast – End of Year Mic Drop 2016/2017
    The mic drop is a gesture of intentionally dropping the microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show triumph. While this episode will not be on the level of an Eddie Murphy mic drop from the 1980s, you will get a lesson on what a mic drop…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Dec 16, 2:08pm -
  • You Want Perfect – Create A Fiction Life
    Never think you can’t do something perfect. It may be your parent, boss, lover or friend telling you that are not perfect (which is probably true) but you can create something perfect. Non-Fiction life is not perfect. Fiction life can be created to…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Dec 16, 1:59pm -
  • Secret Tech Sauce Podcast – Ep #26 – High Impact Listening -Tatiana Kolovou
    Bad Speaking Karma - "When everyone is looking at their phones during a speaking presentation. This will come back to haunt you.” - Tatiana KolovouListening formula - “Purpose + Presence - Distractions = High Impact Listening” - Tatiana Kolovo…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 5:10pm -
  • Busy vs. On Top of Things
    Difference between being busy and being on top of things...If I ask how things are going and you say "I am busy" or "things have been hectic". You are just busy and probably out of control and not on top of things. You have let life take control of…
    - 54 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 1:45pm -
  • Episode 25 – Secret Tech Sauce Podcast – Nick Symmonds 2X Olympian & CEO RunGum
    On human work  – “I love working. I think humans are made to be productive and work.” Perseverance and setbacks – “Every single thing in life is going to have obstacles. There are people who persevere through obstacles and there are people…
    - 63 days ago, 21 Nov 16, 8:01pm -

Upstart HR

  • new40+ Free HR Training Sources: Case Studies, Podcasts, and More
    Two years ago I wrote an article that has been incredibly popular about how to learn HR for free. Today I’m updating that article here with new information and additional sources, rounding it out at just over 3,000 words–no small task! This is fo…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:08pm -
  • Hiring at the Push of a Button: An Interview with Wonolo Cofounder [Podcast]
    The idea of a “gig” isn’t anything new, but the concept of using gig workers as an alternative source of talent certainly is. More companies are starting to realize that getting a job done doesn’t always have to mean creating a requisition, p…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 12:30pm -
  • New Research: What Candidates Really Want from Employers
    Last week I published some new research that frankly surprised me. When we hear about video interviews, assessments, and hiring processes, we expect candidates and employers to be on opposite ends of the spectrum. But it’s not the case. When asked…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 12:11pm -
  • HR State of the Union: 2017 Edition
    Every year I republish my “state of the HR union” article from previous years with new additions and edits as a challenge to each of you. Am I on target, or did I miss anything pertinent?  Early every year, the President of the United States mak…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Jan 17, 12:03pm -
  • 3 Things to Get Your HR Friends for the Holidays
    I haven’t always been a last minute shopper, but some years it sneaks up on me. If you’re looking for that gift for the special HR someone in your life, or if you are looking for an idea for yourself, here are three ideas that will delight the HR…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • The Side Gig: How to Monetize Your HR Passions

    - 42 days ago, 12 Dec 16, 1:11pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Strategic Planning Is A Mindset!
    Strategic planning is a mindset which can be applied to great swaths of your life. If you’re willing to do the heavy lifting, just like in business, strategic planning provides much improved outcomes. With all of my exciting plans for Christmas an…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — The Whole Story In One Sitting!
    Preface I don’t know what got into me. Without any planning of plot or characters, without any outline of key points chapter by chapter and, quite frankly, without knowing what the hell I was doing, I just started writing. The first chapter was pos…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Finale
    [Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI , Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI, Chapter XVII and Chapter XVIII in case you missed…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Chapter XVIII
    [Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI , Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV, Chapter XV, Chapter XVI and Chapter XVII in case you missed them.] There wa…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Chapter XVII
    [Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI , Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV, Chapter XV and Chapter XVI in case you missed them.] As they kicked around…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • Death By Lousy HRM — Chapter XVI
    [Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI , Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV and Chapter XV in case you missed them.] While they were still digesting Zel…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Dec 16, 1:00pm -

HR Success Guide

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

David Jackson HR

  • Continuing Emotional Maintenance
      We talk about Continuing Professional Development and building the skills and experience we need to succeed in the workplace. We talk less, if at all, about the need to maintain our selves and our emotional health as practitioners. What does this…
    - 68 days ago, 17 Nov 16, 7:36am -
  • HR in Virtual Reality – What Did we Learn?
    We made a big deal before the event about this being a ‘World First’. After the experience, we are more certain than ever that we are getting the first misty glimpses of a New World. Collaboration across continents has never felt so comfortable,…
    - 89 days ago, 27 Oct 16, 7:46am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 29 Jul 16, 7:43am -

Thinking About Learning

  • A post about blogging as an L&Der
    I’ve been writing a blog now for about 8 years. I have a modest followership (totally a word I just made up). The topics tend to focus on people and the workplace, sometimes I write about personal stuff, and sometimes I write about topics to do wit…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 4:54pm -
  • The business of joy
    We’re fortunate enough to have spent a couple of weeks in the sunny climes of Orlando, enjoying all things Disney. We’re fans of the animated films in our family, and regularly enjoy watching the films – old and new – again and again. At diff…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 12:04pm -
  • The challenge of change
    I was fundamentally challenged in 2016. Much of what I thought I knew about how the world works just didn’t follow the rules. The events in the UK and the USA will be analysed for years and decades to come. Historians will look back in careful deta…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Jan 17, 10:02pm -
  • Designing empathy into compliance training
    I’ve been thinking about how smart people are recently. I’ve also been thinking about how easily people get swayed by arguments and are influenced in their thinking. And, as I wrote last week, I’ve been thinking about how learning is complicate…
    - 55 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 3:59pm -
  • Learning is complicated
    Humans are complicated. Learning is what makes us human. So learning is complicated, too. Simple answers in learning are likely to be wrong. — Donald H Taylor (@DonaldHTaylor) November 23, 2016 This tweet from Don captures something I’ve been thi…
    - 60 days ago, 24 Nov 16, 11:36am -
  • And we all know what that means…
    As a facilitator, one of the hardest things I have to deal with is helping others articulate themselves so they’re being clear on what they want to say and to whom they’re saying it. Most people have a belief that they are likely to offend someon…
    - 62 days ago, 23 Nov 16, 8:00am -

T Recs

  • Challenges Facing Executive Search
    I was recently invited to attend the World Executive Search Congress in London. It’s a two-day conference with a variety of speakers covering techniques, marketing, relationship building and perspectives on where the sector is and where it is going…
    - 92 days ago, 24 Oct 16, 8:05am -
  • The New Talent Journey
    The way that talent is attracted, hired, on-boarded, developed and retained is evolving. New technologies, changing attitudes to work and employment (from both employers and workers), heightened expectations and a growing transparency around how busi…
    - 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…
    - 19 Sep 16, 7:03am -
  • 4 Things About Skill Shortages

    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 3 Aug 16, 7:06am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Predictions That Probably Won’t Happen: 2017 Talent Trends.
    The thing about talent trends posts is that if it were possible to predict the future of recruiting and HR, we’d probably have figured out some way to make it suck a little less. Of course, the glacial pace of change in these parts means that for t…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Dec 16, 5:54pm -
  • Your Fault: Don’t Blame Glassdoor for Your Crap Company Culture.
    There are few companies able to generate more mainstream media coverage than Glassdoor1, who has a long track record of using the massive amounts of proprietary data across their site to generate some analytics and insights into what’s really going…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Dec 16, 5:34pm -
  • Why Google Is The Ultimate Spyware.
    A Google product manager filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court yesterday, alleging the company’s strict internal confidentiality policies represent a breach of California labor laws. The lawsuit alleges that Google has implemented an enterpr…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Dec 16, 5:45pm -
  • Underneath It All: Don’t Speak About These 10 Biggest BS Buzzwords.
    For an industry whose professional certification involves “competency based assessments,” there’s a surprising amount of incompetence when it comes to sorting out the product marketing buzz and BS coming from companies offering the coolest stuf…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 1:18pm -
  • Money Trees: Facebook, LinkedIn and The Future of Recruiting.
    Facebook has reportedly thrown the opening salvo in its long anticipated move into the recruiting and hiring vertical, with TechCrunch reporting yesterday that the ubiquitous social network has confirmed it is beginning to roll out a “Jobs” tab,…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Nov 16, 12:51pm -
  • 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…
    - 98 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 9:04pm -

HR Remix

  • You & Google Have The Same HR Problems
      Over the holidays I discovered that we, everyday HR pro’s, share more similar HR problems with Google then you would think. According to this article, many current and former Googlers have a lot of gripes about the company. Now some of this stuf…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Trump Won. We Can All Move Along Now. Right?
    Nope. As evidenced by the #notmypresident hashtag and protests, our President-Elect will be stirring up strong emotions for at least four more years. As  HR Pro’s we are going to continue to see this bleed into the workplace. That’s why I’ve p…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 12:30pm -
  • A Decade in HR : Don’t Close Doors
    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, I’v…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Nov 16, 12:30pm -
  • Half Measures
    I’ve been watching Breaking Bad again and noticing new details. For example,  the beautiful photography. Every time I watch an episode I want to move to New Mexico. Thanks to the prequel series Better Call Saul, I’m also paying attention to the…
    - 83 days ago, 1 Nov 16, 11:30am -
  • Should You Ditch Your Holiday Party?
    The World Series is ALMOST over (did you hear the Cleveland Indians are up 3-1? Go Cleveland!!!), Halloween is tomorrow and our long nightmare known as the Presidential election will be over in a week. And so it looks like autumn is off to a solid st…
    - 85 days ago, 30 Oct 16, 3:33pm -
  • 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…
    - 6 Sep 16, 11:30am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • newSpeed reading on #Kindle & #Productivity 
    I’ve been a fast reader as long as I can remember. I didn’t learn how to speed read, but if the average person reads at 200-250wpm I’ve read enough to have a normal speed well above that.  Yesterday Google suggested that I might like a speed r…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 7:53am -
  • Proximity Problems 
    I’ve got a longer post written on the issue of what I call ‘the proximity problem’ within organisations that I’ll release next year. For now I have this.  When my mother had late stage cancer her spine was hugely weak. She risked a broken ba…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Dec 16, 12:15pm -
  • CIPD Branches, doughnuts and strategy
    This morning I’ll be hanging out in the cafe at CIPD Towers and calling it work. We are attempting to write the first draft of our business area’s strategy out in the open with the entire organisation joining in. I look after, amongst other thing…
    - 49 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 7:52am -
  • Defence of the #HR Dark Arts
    As Harry Potter fever is about to strike again it only seems fitting that I do an unintentionally clickbaity blog on the Dark Arts. It’s like magic.  I was lucky enough to do a workshop last week with Rob Briner. The aim was to give some folk the…
    - 71 days ago, 14 Nov 16, 7:47am -
  • #workoutloud week. #WOL
    It’s Work Out Loud week and you can find a good summary of intent and good practice from Helen Blunden here.  For my part I know that with my organisation’s biggest event of the year #CIPDACE16 taking place I’m unlikely to find too many oppor…
    - 78 days ago, 7 Nov 16, 7:44am -
  • Legacy & Ego

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Switch and Shift

  • New Year’s Resolution: Keeping Your Employees Happy
    Dedicated and driven employees are a great asset to any business. Without staff, your business wouldn’t function and you’d struggle to manage daily operations single-handedly. To ensure your business maintains high levels of efficiency and produc…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 4:48pm -
  • 10 Tips for Reducing Employee Stress in the New Year [Infographic]
    With the holiday season over, we are all likely experiencing some stress while we try to ramp up for the new year, and manage our backlog of work and our endless stream of emails. This might be a good time to think about what we can do to reduce empl…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • Five Influences Trump Will Have on the Employee Experience
    Whether you love him or hate him, one thing is for sure with a Trump Presidency: change will happen. Over the past few years, we have proclaimed that we have entered the “Age of the Employee.” Employees have more power and options than ever befor…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Longtime Employees
    You and your longtime employees have gone through a lot together. You’ve developed a special bond as the company evolved, and you might even hang out together on the weekends. What if one of these individuals began underperforming or acting dishone…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders – Part Two
    In this series, I want us to take a look at the obstacles to raising up leaders, and how we can overcome them. We’ll also include some practical ways you can coach and inspire future leaders. ... Read More»The post Practical Tips to Raise Up and…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders – Part One
    If you Google any derivative of “raising up leaders,” you will discover the first several pages of search results are from faith-based organizations, not business publications. If business rises and falls on the shoulders of its leaders, shouldn…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 11:00am -

Leadership Freak

  • newThe Butterfly Dust Incident
    He looked up from the back deck and said he was going to fly. “How are you going to do that?” his mom asked. “I rubbed the dust from a butterfly’s wings on… Continue reading →
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 2:41pm -
  • newHow to use Caution Like a Leader and Act with Discreet Boldness
    Do something where failure matters. Too much caution results in inactive leadership. All leadership requires action. When I ask experienced leaders what they would do differently, they often say they would take more… Continue reading →
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jan 17, 11:25pm -
  • new3 People to Throw Off the Team
    Teams have more potential than individuals, only if individual members make them function effectively. Danger: Poorly functioning teams: Waste time. Squander resources. Discourage talent. Drain organizational energy. The power of one: One distracting…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 7:05pm -
  • 25 CEOs List 20 Things that Keep them up at Night
    I had dinner last evening with 25 CEOs. Before dinner, each one answered the question, “What keeps you up at night?” Here’s a sampling from the conversation. Growing small and sticking to our… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 11:07pm -
  • How to Create Organizational Vitality and Be a Place Where People Love Coming to Work
    People struggle and sink when environments feel like death. 7 signs your organization is sick: Low performers are protected. Anyone who isn’t growing, needs to go. Coach them up or out.  Secrets saturate… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 5:01pm -
  • 4 Ways to Get Real with Weaknesses so You can Hire the Best People and Maximize Strengths
    Everyone who’s remarkable at something is really lousy at many things. Don’t let this stop you from attempting great things, but keep it in mind the next time you’re frustrated with teammates. Highly… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 12:00pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newBook Review: The Hard Thing About Hard Things
    If you want to know why The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers is worth buying, here’s the money quote. “Almost all management books focus on how to do things correctly...
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 7:00pm -
  • newLeadership Reading to Start Your Week: 1/23/17
    Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 17, 7:00pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: Lose the adjectives
    Use objective, non-judgmental language when you document behavior or when you give feedback. That makes it easier to have a conversation about the behavior and easier to defend your description in an adversarial...
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 7:00pm -
  • How will you get better today?
    There’s no such thing as “overnight success” in leadership. Great leaders don’t get great all at once. They get great by making a little progress every day and then stringing that progress together across the...
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 7:00pm -
  • From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/18/17
    Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any...
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 7:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • Do you mind if I pray?
    No, I don’t mind if you pray. What I do mind is that you asked me that question while I was in the middle of an interview process with your company. I do mind that you were the HR manager of a large organization and still risked asking that questio…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 1:08pm -
  • Best practices danger
    I’ve noticed that in our profession we are constantly motivated to find the “best practices” surrounding a scenario or issue. I’m sure this isn’t restricted to the HR profession, but that’s obviously what we are going to talk about on thi…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 12:21pm -
  • You look like you can do this job.
    I recently attended #SHRMVLS in DC with a slew of my favorite SHRM Volunteers from all over the country. This is my second time attending and the connections I make at this event are so valuable. These are other HR volunteers from across the country…
    - 55 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 12:40pm -
  • 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 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…
    - 14 Jul 16, 10:43am -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • The HR Ice Cream Truck
    The Society for Human Resource Management created their competency model with the intention of solving today's most pressing people issues. This year, our blog squad is tasked with exploring the SHRM Competency Wheel. You'll get a variety of viewpoin…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 12:36am -
  • A New Year Manifesto
    2016 was not a proud year for social media. Election opinion drudge, celebrity death priority and a general lack of new ideas clouded the medium. Some of it was sad and some of it frustrating, mostly the opinions that people are free to share separat…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 5:16pm -
  • Top 5 - 2016
    Friends -I have been posting my top 5 albums for nearly a decade on this blog and to you via email in years prior. In 2016, it was all I could do not to post my Top 20 favorite albums. Indeed, the year past may have been the best year in the History…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Dec 16, 2:22pm -
  • 3 Pearls
    Business is growing ever-complex: more vendors doing more things, shrinking company budgets, a workforce starving for opportunity and a quest to find what really matters to those you seek to recruit. There are consultants and technologies and process…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Dec 16, 8:31pm -
  • The Fishing Rod Dilemma
    I never liked the phrase Employee Recognition; it just seemed to affiliate pats on the back with showing up... a benefit more than a measure for compensation, a "nice to have" more than a critical measurement of success. It should also be noted that…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Nov 16, 9:44pm -
  • 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…
    - 97 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 1:40pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • Understanding National Origin Discrimination – Part 2
    Last week, we discussed the definition of national origin discrimination and the requirements imposed on employers by state and federal law. Today’s post provides examples of workplace issues involving workers’ national origin, and provides poin…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 6:11pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, there were developments in two cases in different Pennsylvania courts involving employer liability—or lack thereof—for data breaches involving employee personally identifiable information (PII). A Pennsylvania state appellate court aff…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 7:07pm -
  • Understanding National Origin Discrimination – Part 1
    In 2000, 7,792 complaints of discrimination based on national origin were filed with the EEOC.  By 2002, in part because of the societal effects of 9/11, the number had increased to 9,046.  In 2010, 11,304 such complaints were filed. As issues rela…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 10:20pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, the Department of Justice issued a releasedescribing efforts to increase diversity in law enforcement.  The release states that “Underlying this work is a recognition that while greater workforce diversity alone cannot ensure fair and…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 7:33pm -
  • A Particular Challenge: Managing Mental Disability in the Workplace
    Understanding disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation is a challenge for employers, and particularly for the in-house counsel and HR professionals who must manage disability issues in the workplace.  As you probably already know, any…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 9:36pm -
  • That is SO last week
    During the Navigator’sholiday break, many commentators wrote about what the new year is likely to bring for employers and employees. The Washington Post identified social policy, technology and diversity as the three issues employers should be con…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Jan 17, 5:10pm -

What Goes Around

  • How Do You Measure Value?
    Value is an interesting and sometimes tricky thing to play with, I like to approach my work considering what a fair exchange of value for all parties might look like. I was contacted this week about speaking at an event which people pay several hundr…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 6:56am -
  • Making 2017 Better Than 2016. Part 1 : Coming Back From Nowhere.
    In very brief summary, 2016 was a poor year. A look back shows me I didn’t plan sufficiently and didn’t take enough action. I also took my eye off some important things, and spent too much time worrying about things which had passed and/or I had…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 8:36am -
  • Nail Bar : Responding to Differences
    I was at the CIPD conference in Manchester recently, and decided as the continuation of experimenting with difference, to have my nails done for the second year running. Why? Two main reasons. First, I was curious to see how people reacted, and secon…
    - 61 days ago, 23 Nov 16, 9:10am -

The Social HR Connection

  • 4 Tips for Becoming a Great Remote Employee
    Curious about taking a remote role? Already working virtually but want to improve your success? Check out my latest blog on VentureFizz for some tips! Click here to read more.
    - 82 days ago, 2 Nov 16, 5:19pm -
  • Finding Your ‘Culture Fit’ During the Job Search
    Learn more about company culture and how finding the right one for you matters.
    - 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.
    - 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 -

What is Paul Thinking?

  • newDon’t Mess With Lisa Rosendahl!
    HR is a tough job. And there are tough people who do this job. One of them is Lisa Rosendahl. Today is Tim Sackett Day – a day to recognize someone in HR who doesn’t usually get the props they deserve. Someone who makes the trains run and makes p…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 1:40pm -
  • Words With Friends – Words With Emotion
    Incentives and rewards influence behavior. Recognition influences behavior. Simply paying attention influences behavior (ask Elton Mayo and Fritz Roethlisberger after their studies at the Hawthorne plant in the 1920s). What you say influences behavio…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 1:28pm -
  • Which Video Game Are You? Take Our Quiz and Get Whitepaper on Incentives & Games
      “If you were a video game which game would you be?” No. This isn’t a trick interview question from Gryzzl or some other high tech company. It’s a question we’re asking related to our newest whitepaper “Unleash an Epic Incentive Program…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Jan 17, 1:20pm -
  • Put an ACE up your sleeve when designing incentive programs…
    There are a million things to consider when designing an effective incentive program. But at a very high level you want to do three things… Get your audience to accept and commit to the program. Find a way to have your audience become owners of the…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 3:43pm -
  • 2017 Resolutions – Top 10 “Won’t Post” Topics for 2017
    Note: I just noticed that I published a “10 Posts Not to Write About HR” back in September. So this is a bit of rehash. It has more in it and I’ve already written it so … what the hey… enjoy. I normally don’t do resolutions. I just decid…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Jan 17, 2:44pm -
  • Alina Tubman on the “PaulCast”… Audit the Finance Department?
    Another “PaulCast” is up and ready for your listening pleasure (or not). I know Trump is upset about not earning an Emmy and so am I. The whole podcasting industry is rigged I tell ya. Rigged! But seriously folks. Today’s podcast features Alin…
    - 82 days ago, 2 Nov 16, 12:40pm -

HR Warrior

  • Retail Sales Management & Human Resources
    PREFACE: Every now and then, I stumble upon an outstanding student paper that would be very helpful to certain management members in a specific field. As we are in the hieght of the retail sales season as we just passed Black Friday and today is Cy…
    - 56 days ago, 28 Nov 16, 11:13pm -
  • Profanity in the Workplace
    I ran across this post written by my good friend and fellow HR professional Kevin Epley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR and thought it would be an excellent guest post because I have ran into this problem in the past myself. As a Human Resources professional have yo…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Nov 16, 4:57pm -
  • 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…
    - 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 -

Rollercoaster HR

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

A Leading Perspective

  • Back Off; It’s Mine! (A tale of missed opportunity)
    “I hope you don’t often feel the breeze of an opportunity passing you by.” Carol Strider (aka Heather’s mom) I was traveling a while ago and overheard someone say, “you did not lose the opportunity; someone simply wanted it more.” I conte…
    - 61 days ago, 24 Nov 16, 1:34am -
  • Does this country need more HR professionals?

    - 15 Jul 16, 11:50pm -
  • Purposeful HR
    I’m here at SHRM16 milling about with thousands of other Human Resource Professionals. I was on a walk last night, proudly wearing my SHRM16 Blogger tshirt, and stepped into a joint to get some water. An employee of the store, referring to my shir…
    - 20 Jun 16, 3:35pm -
  • Get Certified; Stay Certified!
    Years and years ago, I decided I wanted to get certified. This was no small deal; I had been raised in state government and NONE of my peers or supervisors were certified nor did any of them, as far as I could tell, see the value in it. I began the s…
    - 20 Jun 16, 12:20am -
  • Mindfully Including Howard Ross
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