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  • newEp 220 – How to Find and Select Accessible Workplace Technology
    There is so much more to accessibility when it comes to technology selection and there are so many moving parts which is why having the right technology resources and familiarity in those systems and...Workology is the art and science of work, HR a…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 8:13pm -
  • Using Audio Learning to Pass the HRCI and SHRM Certification Exams
    Are you looking for digital HR Certification courses? Look no further than Workology’s Ace the HR Exam course and SHRM Certification Prep course.  When you’re preparing to study for the HRCI or...Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 3:38pm -
  • What Are the Pass Rates for the SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, and SHRM-SCP?
    In our HR certification study group on Facebook, we have an amazing community of supportive HR professionals who are working towards their HR certifications. We cheer (and hit those like buttons)...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and r…
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 2:45pm -
  • Workplace Resources During The Coronavirus
    *This list has been updated with additions made on 3/30/20. These are labeled with a *NEW* next to them.  I know that it goes without saying but we are working and a living in a time that has never...Workology is the art and science of work, HR an…
    - 9 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 3:31pm -
  • How to Reduce Stress with Guided Meditation for HR
    These last few weeks have been hard for everyone especially those that work in HR. We are working long hours writing and implementing policy changes, fielding employee and leader questions, and...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and rec…
    - 9 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 3:26pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • Cultures of Appreciation Require Training The “Giver”
    At the Workhuman Conference, SVP, Derek Irvine shared an incredible stat. When asked “what is the one thing you would change in your organization’s culture,” data from their recognition software stated: Foster A Culture of Appreciation. Of cour…
    - 19 Mar 19, 3:02pm -
  • Best way to celebrate International Women’s Day, Quit Saying Your Sorry
    I am a woman. I’ve navigated a successful HR career. I’ve lead HR Boards. I’ve helped create award-winning workplaces. I’ve spoken internationally on HR/Leadership topics. And, I still have the habit of saying sorry when it’s not warranted.…
    - 8 Mar 19, 4:35pm -
  • Did You Forget Employee Appreciation Day?! How to Make Thanks A Ritual
    Every first Friday in March is the unofficially observed employee appreciation day. You forgot, didn’t you. I’ve got a secret to share. If you make “thanks” a part of your…I don’t know… everyday leadership practice, it is ok if you acci…
    - 4 Mar 19, 3:30pm -
  • Join Me For Webinar> Learning & Development “Selfies”:Self-Driven Career Development
    Are you a small HR team, bootstrapping your development programs? Are you a team with few training resources and no time? Are you having trouble connecting learning objectives to your overwhelmed employees? Then it’s time for you to let go of some…
    - 1 Mar 19, 3:00pm -
  • Dawn’s HR Best-Bet> Register For #Workhuman!
    Yep, it’s time again for one of my favorite HR Leadership conferences of the year > Workhuman by Globoforce! This year’s event is March 18-21 in one of my favorite cities…Nashville, TN. Seriously, this is an awesome place for a truly awesome ev…
    - 28 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
  • Oscar Time! Which Best Pic Looks Like Your Career Page?
    It’s OSCAR time.  Me and the gang at Three Ears Media (I’m looking at you Katrina) love a great movie! I mean, have you seen The Wife yet? omg. On that note, we also love a great career website. To honor Oscar season, I did a mashup of Best Pict…
    - 21 Feb 19, 8:31pm -

Micheal Vandervort

  • Caregiving and Work
    I’m in Florida dealing with elder care issues this week. If you are looking for something to add to your employee offerings, talking to people about the realities of elder care in today’s society and offering some benefits seems like a ripe oppor…
    - 24 May 19, 3:10pm -
  • HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years!
    HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years! Did you know that HR Florida is celebrating their 40th-anniversary event in Orlando next week?  It’s not too late to register.  That’s amazing.   I’m a huge fan of HR Florida, the state chapter for SHRM. …
    - 22 Aug 18, 4:20pm -
  • The #SHRM18 Podcast Extravaganza @DriveThruHR
    Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast (part two) Podcast sponsored by CUE Inc.  and ClearCompany On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team…
    - 14 Jun 18, 9:31pm -
  • Questions and Answers in Difficult Times
    Questions and Answers in Difficult Times  I’ve been thinking about questions and answers a lot the last few days.  I’ll come back to that point in a bit. SHRM has C-suite level executives as keynote speakers at their National Conference and Exp…
    - 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast
      Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM Nat…
    - 20 Mar 18, 7:51pm -
  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • Weekly Live Q&A for Exclusively for Startup and Small Business HR
    When I first started my business, I knew from the get go that I would be focusing in on the startup and small business space. People would ask me what my niche was and my answer was always the same: small businesses. People would tell me I needed to…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 1:00pm -
  • A Simple Remote Policy for Ultimate Flexibility When it is Needed Most
    For over a week now HR professionals across the globe have been encouraging companies to let those working from home, especially those with spouses or kids at home, have immense flexibility in how they are accomplishing their work. For a few days tha…
    - 11 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 1:00pm -
  • A Day in the Life of Two Work at Home Moms
    I posted a thread on LinkedIn last week about the challenges of working at home with kids. Since so many are facing that challenge for the first time, I thought I could draw on my 10 years of building a business with a little one in tow and share wha…
    - 18 days ago, 18 Mar 20, 1:00pm -
  • Unintentional Pay Gaps are Still Gaps….and They Should be Fixed
    *this post includes ad content from a collaboration with Dice. I was paid for my time and social shares of the article linked in this post. I receive no further compensation from clicks to linked articles. Dice just released their Gender Pay Gap in T…
    - 25 days ago, 11 Mar 20, 1:00pm -
  • Writing Job Descriptions for Hybrid Roles in Your Small Business
    I read an article recently about why hybrid roles are good for business. The author was working to convince large organizations that they should purposefully create hybrid roles. As I was reading through the reasons why hybrid roles would benefit an…
    - 32 days ago, 4 Mar 20, 2:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • A Few Considerations for Remote “Team Engagement”
    Even as we grapple, globally, with the containment and fight of the pandemic, there are many lovely things happening as a result of the ‘Rona. One thing I’ve noticed is how my neighbors on Nextdoor are less passive-aggressive and actually being,…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 1:56pm -
  • A New Normal (?) for the Employee Performance Review
    Facebook has announced, via an internal memo, that Mark Zuckerberg sent to employees earlier this week, they would be paying a $1,000 bonus to every employee to help during the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, Zuckerberg also said the company will…
    - 17 days ago, 19 Mar 20, 1:27pm -
  • Tips for Your Virtual Happy Hour #workfromhome
    We’ve been doing virtual team Happy Hours at Peridus Group since WELL before virtual team Happy Hours became the new normal. Now, with numerous people working from home for the first time, they’re finding ways to socially interact from a safe d…
    - 18 days ago, 18 Mar 20, 1:28pm -
  • Carnival of HR – Happy 13th Anniversary Edition!
    Thirteen years ago today (2/21/2007) the first Carnival of HR blog post was published. A blogging carnival (which in the pre-Instagram stories and TikTok days was quite the thing!) is a social media ‘gathering’ when a blog owner hosts and invit…
    - 44 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 2:56pm -
  • The Brave New World of ‘Open Hiring’
    Greyston Bakery was founded 38 years ago in Yonkers, NY and per Mike Brady, CEO, the company “was founded on the idea that a profitable business could be the backbone of ethical practice.”  Greyston Bakery pioneered the practice of Open Hiring…
    - 47 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 2:25pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • Recruitment Yarns: Learn|Share|Thrive | Collaborate
    Last year I attended Recruitment Yarns. This is not my usual forum, so I had to think whether my attendance would add value to my own learning as well as my understanding of recruitment industry. But I can confirm that it did both of those things. So…
    - 2 Sep 19, 11:23am -
  • Experience Design and Persistence: The key ingredients for HR Tech implementations
    At a recent HR Leadership roundtable, amongst some really great company, wine tasting and in cold pouring rain, the topic was certainly hot “What does it take to go on a HR Technology journey?” Is it just great technology, AI, Data, Mobile first,…
    - 31 Aug 19, 9:02am -
  • Visible | Accountable | Sustainable: Performance & Talent Management
    Has performance management really changed that much since World War I? I would have to say Yes, but not because of the new fads making headlines. The companies and leaders that have successfully led people towards a shared purpose will beg to differ…
    - 19 Mar 18, 6:23am -
  • Is BYOS the next frontier for #HRTech?
    The words BYOD are no longer new to anyone. In fact with most companies allowing, encouraging and providing support for various devices, it is now expected that most employees will bring one or more devices to work and use them for work. However, wha…
    - 28 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • AI for Dummies
    What is it? Artificial Intelligence, as wiki describes it, is “any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.” It goes on to provide other definitions, but I like this derivation “a…
    - 8 Jan 18, 8:15am -
  • Pre-hire Assessments Redefined
    Wow, that turned out to be the wrong person for the job! Felt this way after recruiting someone you hired recently? I have and I know I am not alone. This happens more often than it should in the hiring process. Most companies make candidates go thro…
    - 7 Dec 17, 10:48pm -

PeopleGoal Blog

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

The Savage Truth

  • newThe Savage Crisis Toolbox for Recruiters
    All my COVID-19 recruiter advice is here. For Recruitment Owners, Managers and Recruiters. (and others too maybe,  I feel.) None of us has all the answers in this unique and most challenging of times. Here is the best advice I can come up with in re…
    - 1 day ago, 4 Apr 20, 7:17am -
  • newThe best recruiter ever to walk on God’s green earth
    Graham Whelan is the best recruiter I ever met in 40 years, and one of the nicest human beings ever to walk on God’s green earth. We met in London in the early 80s, he was my boss at Accountancy Placements in the mid-’80s, and we started Recruit…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 2:30am -
  • 30 tactics for recruiters to survive and thrive in the time of COVID-19
    These are the toughest of times. I have been through many recessions, but this is different because of the health and isolation factors. We can’t meet clients or candidates face to face, they can’t meet each other, and most recruiters are working…
    - 7 days ago, 29 Mar 20, 6:49pm -
  • Free Recruiter business action plan in time of crisis
    The world is spiralling down. Everything we believed is solid, is not. We need a plan. A structure. I made a start by providing you with this Matrix and planning structure on Sunday. But here is something much, much better. I stole it from my brother…
    - 11 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 6:50pm -
  • What recruitment owners are doing right now!
    My diary for last week shows 32 meetings (mostly phone and video) with recruitment agency owners. It does not show the dozens of ad-hoc calls, and the hundred-plus email and LinkedIn messages. Nor does it convey the panic and emotion in those meeting…
    - 13 days ago, 23 Mar 20, 7:23pm -
  • This is for OWNERS/MANAGERS of recruitment companies in Covid-19 crisis
    This is an ’emergency blog’ being put out on a Sunday to assist with conversations you will be having this week. I hope it helps you. I have had dozens of crisis meetings with owners in the past week, about how to respond to the current situation…
    - 15 days ago, 21 Mar 20, 5:17am -

HR Ringleader

  • Coronavirus: Simple Steps for Organizations
    As one of the most deadly, untreatable viruses spreads around the world, I am getting inundated with questions about people strategy and how best to respond.  The issue is the amount of information, and misinformation, about how best to prepare.  W…
    - 26 days ago, 10 Mar 20, 5:29pm -
  • HR Federation 2020 Human Capital Management Trends Report- The Definitive Guide
    As we enter a new decade, the HR Federation, a network of leading HR market analysts, is back to bring you our insights on the 2020 HCM Trends.  Our member firms partner using research gathered through surveys, executive and practitioner interviews…
    - 16 Dec 19, 9:24pm -
  • Coloring Outside the Lines: Deconstructing Talent Best Practices to Find What Really Works
    Best practices.  Does the phrase make your eyes light up at the possibilities, or do you cringe at the thought of just taking someone else’s strategy and shoe-horning it into your organizational culture?  Either way, there are some lessons to b…
    - 8 Jul 19, 8:10am -
  • Time Out: Are You Living Well?
    As I write this, I am enjoying some time outdoors. It’s in these quiet, alone moments that I reflect on who I am, where I am, and choices I make. Although I still have so much to learn, I have reached the point I no longer worry. I clung to guilt,…
    - 17 Jun 19, 2:04pm -
  • Busting HR Technology Implementation Myths
    Have you ever been tasked with making a technology selection for your organization, then leading that implementation? For many HR leaders, this scenario plays out at some point in their career. I’ve long said that this is not something that HR prof…
    - 31 Mar 19, 11:01pm -
  • The Root of the Productivity Gap
    For as long as I can remember, organizations have been trying to find ways to increase the productivity of employees.  A number of tactics have been used including measurement and tracking, incentives, engagement plans, self-imposed targets and mor…
    - 20 Mar 19, 1:00pm -

People Equation

  • Here’s How to Set Yourself Up for Success Next Year
    It’s less than a month to the new year and now is the time to set yourself up for success next year. That probably seems crazy to you, given that most of us are probably caught in the mad dash of holiday preparations and year-end tasks for work. (1…
    - 10 Dec 19, 11:30am -
  • The Key Interview Question Many Hiring Managers Forget to Ask

    - 5 Nov 19, 11:30am -
  • Turn Your Responsibilities into Accomplishments to Land that Dream Job
    My friend Sandra (not her real name) called me up and asked me to review her resume. She was applying for a new job within her organization and hadn’t done the “interview thing” in nearly 10 years. Sandra’s resume showed an impressive series…
    - 19 Aug 19, 10:30am -
  • Which Stay Interview Questions Work Best?
    This sponsored post is shared with you by Dick Finnegan, CEO of C-Suite Analytics and THE Expert on Stay Interviews. An in-demand speaker and top-selling author, Dick travels the world speaking about Trust and Leadership and has authored five books o…
    - 8 Jul 19, 3:17pm -
  • Are Leaders Who Coach Lazy?
    As the parent of two teens, I’ve become quite accustomed to The Eye Roll. This ocular straining happens most often when I request a previously agreed upon task be completed by said teen. Me: “Hey, it’s time to empty the trash. Trash pick up is…
    - 22 May 19, 10:30am -
  • People Equation Named Top 25 HR Blog for 2019
    So here’s a fun tidbit I just learned – BambooHR recently named The People Equation blog a Top 25 HR blog for 2019 in the “management” category. They wrote, “Jennifer V. Miller has centered her career on the people elements of business and…
    - 20 May 19, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • new#CoronaDiaries – Return to Work Protocols and Your MVPs! (video)
    This week on the Corona Diaries I dig into what the heck it’s going to be like when we finally all come back to work, from our Work from Home sentences! At least for the extroverts who can’t wait to … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 12:55pm -
  • newE8: The HR Famous Podcast – Video Conference Like a Pro!
    In Episode 8 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends)  Kris Dunn and I (Jessica Lee on break) get together with Dawn Burke (Senior Writer at Fistful of Talent, Sr. Consultant at Recruiting Toolbox) to talk about video meeting…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 12:55pm -
  • Your “New” Most Valuable Employees!
    What happens after you test positive for COVID-19, go through the illness and come out on the other side? Freedom! That’s what! Like most viruses, once you have that virus your body builds up an immunity against it, and you … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 12:55pm -
  • Reader Question: Can I negotiate my offer during the COVID Pandemic?
    So, we like to think that no one is hiring right now, or the only people hiring are Amazon, Grubhub, hospitals, etc. The reality is, even in the worse economy, a lot of stuff still needs to happen. Many organizations … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 12:55pm -
  • Trying Not to Lose in HR!
    I usually love this time of year, primarily for March Madness and because I love basketball.  I should have spent the weekend watching the NCAA Tournament but alas nature had other plans, and instead I spent that time watching past … Continue read…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 12:55pm -
  • #CoronaDiaries – Stupid Facts about Tim and HR Tech Marketing! (video)
    The weekly video series Corona Diaries is back and this week Tim talks stupid facts about himself and the good and bad of HR Tech Marketing during a pandemic crisis. It’s been a hot topic on the social channels this … Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 12:55pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • It’s Your Destiny… Take Control
    I’ve been away from Women of HR for a while.  It was never my intention to let this platform go into hiatus, but as we all know life happens and best intentions are sometimes eclipsed by the realities of life.  But nevertheless, I’m back with t…
    - 27 days ago, 9 Mar 20, 1:11pm -
  • The Science is Simple: Women on the Rise
    With my team at Messina Staffing in Chicago, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting many talented women with wonderful jobs in science, technology, and engineering. Today, I see women rising everywhere I look, and the opportunities are only increasing…
    - 26 Nov 19, 11:00am -
  • A Cautionary Tale: Amazon’s Experiment with AI in Hiring
    While the search for true human-level computing power is still elusive, the targeted use of artificial intelligence is currently transforming individual lives and entire industries. From intelligent sourcing and automatic ordering optimizing supply c…
    - 19 Nov 19, 11:00am -
  • 5 Ways To Use Empathy to Become An Effective HR Leader
    “You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” – John Steinbeck A couple of years ago I remember asking the CHRO of the company I employed at about what he thought was the most important characteristic an HR leader should posses…
    - 12 Nov 19, 11:00am -
  • The New Digital Human Workplace #HRTechConf
    The 2019 version of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition wrapped up about a week and a half ago, and as always it was a world class showcase of HR technology solutions, ideas, and trends in the space.  It’s a show that I wish every human re…
    - 15 Oct 19, 3:42pm -
  • Is your company recognizing “Her” enough?
    “She needs your respect, not your comfort. Needs your support, not your sweet words. Girls with dreams become women with vision. All she needs is the freedom to create her own world.”   ~ Bithika Halder     Let’s be honest! Talking about gen…
    - 30 Jul 19, 12:00pm -

HR Examiner

  • newHRExaminer v10.66
    Jason Lauritsen writes, “The past few weeks have felt a little like riding a roller coaster with a blindfold on. Through it all, I keep coming back to the same question.” What’s the Right Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak?…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 4:00pm -
  • newHR Tech Weekly: Episode #260: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    This week, Stacey and John discuss the Kronos and Ultimate Software Merger, Strivr, Microsoft Teams, Qualtrics, and StoryCorps.
    - 2 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 11:30am -
  • newRethinking the Golden Rule at Work
    “Let’s begin with a new and improved rule. For leaders, the rule is to treat others kindly with appropriate fairness.” - Dr. Todd Dewett
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 3:49pm -
  • What’s the Right Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak?
    “For a moment, I wondered if I was wrong in feeling the way I did. How should I be feeling? There seemed to be a wide array of options based on the responses I’d received.” - Jason Lauritsen
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 4:47pm -
  • The Cold Reality of Corporate Life is That Titles Matter
    Talent Strategist Mary Faulkner writes, "They'll tell you titles are immaterial. That no one actually looks at titles but they're lying."
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 11:38am -
  • AI Hiring: Bias in the Code
    “While it is true that a machine can do a better job at relentlessly sticking to a narrow script, it cannot see or understand things that are not in the data. Unlike people and their unconscious biases, machines can only change their approach with…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 4:32pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • Recruiting Advice During The Coronavirus Shutdown: Be Transparent About Your Hiring Timeline
    This one is going to be short… yesterday I posted => Conversation With A CEO: You Shouldn’t Stop Recruiting During The Coronavirus Shutdown about recruiting during the shutdown. I should have the sign up page for the Recruiting Into A...
    - 4 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 9:11pm -
  • Conversation With A CEO: You Shouldn’t Stop Recruiting During The Coronavirus Shutdown
    Last Friday I had a blog post => It’s Time To Go and in part: Recruiting Into A Slowing Economy, Recession And Coming Out The Other Side To be blunt… most companies are dropping the ball. So many groups have...
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 7:54pm -
  • It’s Time To Go
    I’m done sitting around reacting to the news of the day: Coronavirus, layoffs, politics and whatever else is bringing on stress. Dealing with the Coronavirus has already been a part of my work for… eight weeks. Eight weeks. Eight weeks...
    - 9 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 8:22pm -
  • A Brief Memo To CEO's... Some Of You Are Failing To Lead
    A week ago I wrote A Brief Memo To CEO's... It's Time To Lead including: “Every day your employees, teams, staff are watching what you do, what you say and how you say it. In the past days and weeks...
    - 16 days ago, 20 Mar 20, 4:52pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers. Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Spring 2020 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring. NEWS… check out our regions new talent.…
    - 18 days ago, 18 Mar 20, 4:51pm -
  • I’m Worried About The Impact Of Coronavirus On Individuals
    Today’s edition of… What I’m Thinking About I posted this earlier today on Facebook: Let me be serious for a moment… Get away from a potential baby boom, lost spring break trips and March Madness being cancelled for a moment...
    - 21 days ago, 14 Mar 20, 10:20pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newImportance of Goal Setting, in Crisis
    Have you been able to make progress against your goals over the past couple months, or has everything been pushed aside due to the corona virus crisis? If you’re like me, all goals unrelated to this pandemic and “keeping the lights on” haven’…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 11:04am -
  • From Adversity Comes Opportunity For HR
    “Every adversity contains, at the same time, a seed of equivalent opportunity”. One of many quotes from the controversial Napoleon Hill, an American Self-help author from the early 20th century. I know your probably saying – Mark where did that…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 11:28am -
  • The HR Famous Podcast: E8 – Video Work Meetings: Winning On ZOOM
    In Episode 8 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn (Jessica Lee on break) get together with Dawn Burke (Senior Writer at Fistful of Talent, Sr. Consultant at Recruiting Toolbox) to talk about video m…
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 11:32am -
  • How S**t Got Sideways As Companies Furloughed/Laid Off People in the Corona Meltdown
    There’s never a good time to impact people’s livelihood with layoffs or furloughs. But it’s clear now that there’s never a worse time than during a global pandemic economic meltdown, when all of your employees are involuntarily working from h…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 11:46am -
  • Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck in the Midst of COVID-19
    In the wake of an uncertain future for so many employees as a result of COVID-19 devastation, I encourage HR Leaders everywhere to be sensitive to its impact on our most vulnerable employee groups. Witnessing the impact of the recent temporary busine…
    - 10 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 12:00pm -
  • Bad Timing and Your Employment Assessment
    The timing of your employment assessment matters. Post apply usually isn't it. Here's Katrina Kibben's advice on how to create an assessment experience.The post Bad Timing and Your Employment Assessment appeared first on Fistful of Talent.
    - 11 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 11:10am -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • What Is HR Doing To Respond? Take The COVID-19 Pulse of HR Now.
    The #1 question on everyone’s mind is “what’s happening now?” Today we are launching an important initiative with MIT and Sloan Management Review to give you real-time updates...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in…
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 1:47pm -
  • Can SuccessFactors Lead The HCM Market Again? It Could Be Coming.
    If you’re buying HR technology right now, I’m sure your budget is unclear, and many companies will slow down or postpone purchases. What this usually means is that the...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise…
    - 9 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 8:10pm -
  • What The Coronavirus Teaches Us About Leadership: A Lot
    As I wrote about in The Big Reset, the global pandemic is changing many things. One of them is the way we evaluate leadership.Now, as in any crisis, we live in the fog of war. Is the virus getting...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advis…
    - 9 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 2:38am -
  • India Goes On Lockdown: What Does This Mean?
    I’ve been flooded with calls from HR leaders wanting to talk about what they should do to respond to the Crisis. And today the country of India announced a national lockdown, sending 1.3...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Servic…
    - 11 days ago, 24 Mar 20, 9:50pm -
  • The Big Reset: Making Sense Of The Coronavirus Crisis
    How fast life can change. One day, it feels normal. The next day we’re “sheltering in place” in our homes…distancing ourselves from neighbors when we go for a walk.It’s a paradoxical time. In the...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research…
    - 14 days ago, 22 Mar 20, 7:40pm -
  • Message To HR Tech Vendors: Focus On The Problem, Not Your Product
    There is so much going on I’m barely keeping up. I’ve already talked with more than 20 companies this week and we’re doing a major webinar next Tuesday The World Changed Overnight:...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services…
    - 14 days ago, 22 Mar 20, 3:40pm -

Your HR Buddy

  • Candidate Engagement and Talent Attraction Through Videos
    Job seekers are no different than consumers who would want to take look at a product/service and read through reviews, see demos or try out a product before making a decision to purchase. The more relevant information online for customers to read thr…
    - 60 days ago, 4 Feb 20, 11:06pm -
  • Employer Branding Journey at Qualtrics – Challenges and Big Wins
    Starting off your Employer Branding efforts from scratch can be very exciting and challenging at the same time. From convincing your leadership team to getting their consistent buy-in and having your employees to be the talent brand army and voice of…
    - 10 Dec 19, 3:02am -
  • Employer Branding on a Budget – How to start small and scale 
    Employer branding is much more than posting pictures of fun Fridays at work. Employers of any size have realized this by now that having the right strategy with great buy-in from the leadership team and the support of their employee community to ampl…
    - 11 Nov 19, 1:58am -
  • 5 Steps to Building a Strategic Employer Brand
    To build a strong employer brand, there are several steps you should take! Employers who had a strategic strategy at the beginning have been successful in launching, activating and maintaining their employer brand. Would you like to know what it take…
    - 16 Sep 19, 1:48pm -
  • Top Ways to Use Videos in Recruitment and Talent Attraction
    If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video’s worth can be ten-fold and maybe more than that. Employers who incorporated videos in their recruitment and talent attraction efforts were able to better connect with their talent, share authent…
    - 9 Sep 19, 12:34am -
  • Global Employer Brand and Diversity Recruitment Strategy at Amgen
    Bringing your employees stories to life is authentic content marketing at its best. Being real, meaningful, engaging and authentic..I can go on an on when I think of the Amgen‘s Employer Brand. They recently launched their Diversity recruiting camp…
    - 26 Aug 19, 6:45am -

HR Gazette

Everyday People

  • Do Good. Be Kind.
    How are you holding up? It’s a question we should be asking everyone we know. I’m positive I never thought I’d live to see a situation where all of life as we know it was altered in a matter of days. So, how are you holding up? I think this is…
    - 6 days ago, 29 Mar 20, 10:54pm -
  • Getting Together !!
    As I write this, the entire world has changed. It’s unprecedented and has caused an environment of isolation in order to hopefully ensure safety in the long-term. Emotions range from anxiety and fear to confidence and hope. The whole situation has…
    - 13 days ago, 22 Mar 20, 10:53pm -
  • Hornets Nest !!
    My wife and I are following a typical pattern that happens once your kids grow up and move out on their own. We’ve been in our home since 1991 and I’m very fond of it. I love the neighborhood, our yard and the house itself. Debbie and I were chat…
    - 27 days ago, 9 Mar 20, 12:51am -
  • Travels
    This past weekend I happened to travel. I’ve come a long way personally when it comes to trips. I used to get very anxious about almost every aspect from finding a place to park at an airport to talking to a desk clerk at a hotel. It’s not ration…
    - 34 days ago, 1 Mar 20, 11:58pm -
  • The Music in You !!
    This past weekend my wife and I were invited to a friend’s house. We’ve known this family for 20+ years and our children grew up together. It’s not uncommon for all of us to see each other from time to time, but this was a momentous occasion. T…
    - 41 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 12:12am -
  • Recharge Your Battery !!
    This past Friday morning I was up early and headed out to my car in the garage. As I turned the key in the ignition, all I heard was a click, click, click. I let out an audible sigh because I knew my battery was dead. This was not how I wanted to sta…
    - 48 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 1:01am -

Workplace Diva

  • When a coworker has zero sense of late 20th Century history
    You're chatting with a few (much) younger coworkers when one of them suddenly blurts out a "fact" that takes you aback."That was way back in the 1980s when Nixon was still president," this coworker says with confidence. Really? As the only person in…
    - 41 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 6:28pm -
  • 30% of scheduled meetings never happen, and it's costing employers
    The conference room has been reserved for the 2 p.m. meeting. At least 10 employees have confirmed they will be there. See you then!2 p.m. rolls around, but no one is there. Welcome to the age of the "ghost meeting", where a meeting room is booked, b…
    - 43 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 10:40pm -
  • Nearly two-thirds of managers feel uncomfortable talking to HR
    Do you enjoy interacting with your company's HR department about your own career development? Oh, I see. You avoid it like the plague. Then you might be interested in a new survey that finds your manager likely feels the same way!Global mobile "coach…
    - 45 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 5:23pm -
  • Amid a flurry of layoffs, is the economy really as good as advertised?
    Here's a question we could debate all day: is the economy really as good as advertised?It's a question that's been on my mind like Reagan-era eggs frying in a pan as I scroll through one headline after another about employee layoffs. Kohl's and Wayfa…
    - 46 days ago, 19 Feb 20, 5:03pm -
  • Darkness at noon: When a coworker controls the office blinds
    You're hard at work when a coworker closes the nearby office blinds without asking first. Talk about throwing shade; it's like a cave in here now. Let's talk about the battle of the office blinds!This coworker made an executive decision, and that dec…
    - 46 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 10:05pm -
  • New study reveals the most ageist professions
    Ageism. It's the biggest wrinkle in the modern workplace. Once you hit a certain age, all professional bets are off. Just take your "No Malarkey" bus fare and hit the road, pal! Before we get to the survey, can I just ask who let Joe Biden run with "…
    - 52 days ago, 13 Feb 20, 6:54pm -

Corn on the Job

  • Rebooting Your Career – Help Wanted on IT Help Desks
    Picking a career can be tricky. Often times, for many of us, the career picks us. We find a steady job, roll up our sleeves, get to work and start down a career path that wasn’t necessarily part of our ‘game planPicking a career can be tricky. Of…
    - 9 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 3:42pm -
  • The 3 People You’re Competing Against as a Job Seeker
    Pixabay – CCO Licence If you want to ace that next big interview, you need to know about the kind of competition you’ll be up against. That way, you can work out how to beat them and be the person who gets to sign that contract… The Super-Power…
    - 24 days ago, 12 Mar 20, 3:22pm -
  • How to Quickly Adapt your Resume When Applying for More Jobs
    Source-Pixabay Over 50% of American employees claim to be actively looking for a new job? Finding and landing a great job is a very complicated process. Most job openings attract hundreds of applicants, which is why you have to find a way to rise abo…
    - 32 days ago, 4 Mar 20, 1:29pm -
  • Seven Reasons You Should Volunteer
    One of the hardest things that anyone can write for themselves is a resume. Having to detail your own achievements is challenging; primarily if you were taught to be humble and not brag about your abilities and successes. The thing is, a resume is yo…
    - 33 days ago, 3 Mar 20, 2:19pm -
  • Don’t Let Your Teaching Career Trip Over Trial Lessons
    So, you’ve decided that teaching is the career for you. Congratulations! What could be better than spreading your knowledge to the next generation? There’s just one setback – you’ve got to get through God knows how many trial lessons before y…
    - 33 days ago, 3 Mar 20, 2:16pm -
  • 5 Big Mistakes That College Students Need To Avoid
    A college degree can help you get ahead in your career and there are a lot of career paths that you cannot follow unless you have one. That’s why going to college is so beneficial, no matter how old you are. However, college is incredibly expensive…
    - 34 days ago, 2 Mar 20, 5:28pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The HR Blog

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

  • Four Strategies to Meet Business Challenges in the Future and Deliver Maximum Impact on Results
    I’m very fortunate that my dream job is also my day job, and through my work as a professional speaker, I have the opportunity to speak at conferences and events around the world to leaders in a variety of organizations. Typically, I’m speaking a…
    - 38 days ago, 27 Feb 20, 7:42pm -
  • How to Identify Your Career Drivers and Take Action
    Last year, I attended a conference called BridgeCon, which is produced by the team at Instructure. The conference was held in beautiful Park City, Utah, and it was a great opportunity for me to learn more about their Bridge Career product — an empl…
    - 41 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 7:43pm -
  • 10 Things You Need to Do to Make This Year Your Best Year Ever
    As I’m sure you did too, I spent some time during the end of year holidays to reflect on the past year, the past decade, and my life in general. I also spent a little time – not enough yet – to consider the new year, and the new decade that lie…
    - 65 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 6:02pm -
  • The Random Show — Conversations with My BFF Laurie Ruettimann
    When my BFF, Laurie Ruettimann, called me up and told me about her unplanned, open afternoon and a need for a last-minute podcast guest, I suggested we do a recording together to fill the gap. Inspired by Tim Ferriss’ recurring random conversations…
    - 66 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 4:25pm -
  • My Favorite Apps and Online Tools
    I really enjoy reading blog posts and listening to podcasts from leaders that I follow, where they share some of their favorite tools and resources for productivity, running their businesses – or just cool apps that they use. When others share what…
    - 67 days ago, 29 Jan 20, 3:23pm -
  • How to Start a Movement — The Origin Story of DisruptHR
      As the Chief Excitement Officer of DisruptHR, I’m often asked to share how DisruptHR got it’s start. Were we planning to start a movement? Did we have plans for it to grown into what it’s become today? The easy answer to both of those questi…
    - 88 days ago, 8 Jan 20, 7:00pm -

True Faith HR

  • Support the @SHRMFoundation, and get one of @SHRMCallieZ's books #SHRM #HR
    Last year, we lost a shining light in HR - Callie Zipple - to stomach cancer at the far too young age of 32 (and you can read my thoughts about her from a previous blogpost here).  As a student and as a representative of SHRM, she was always strivin…
    - 82 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 4:51pm -
  • Helping Callie (@SHRMCallieZ)
    I've been teaching for nearly 25 years, and have probably taught over 5,000 students.  Few, if any, have combined the wit, charm, and intelligence of Callie Zipple. Callie is simply one of the best students I’ve had the opportunity to teach.   …
    - 8 Jul 19, 12:59pm -
  • Kawhi Leonard, the #8ManRotation, and the #NBASummerLeague
    Bringing the blog out from the mothballs for a couple of reasons.First, check out this clip of the NBA whisperer, Adrian Wojnarowski chatting with Scott Van Pelt about the free agency status of the mercurial Kawhi Leonard.  As of this writing, Kawhi…
    - 5 Jul 19, 2:11pm -
  • Was There Ever A Golden Age of Conversation?
    The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series kicked off its theme of "Technology and Community"with Dr. Carol Bruess discussing "Our Love-Affair With Technology: Some (Inconvenient) Truths."Given the topic, it was not surprising to hea…
    - 28 Sep 18, 1:57pm -
  • True Faith #HR Replay: Why HR Should Care About The @NBASummerLeague #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas today and meeting up with the whole (?) 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Tim Sackett, and, possibly Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If…
    - 8 Jul 18, 5:53pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM19 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2019 Conference being held in Las Vegas, June 23-26.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (…
    - 21 Jun 18, 2:39pm -

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • newWhen You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use Payroll Protection Loans
    With jobless claims hitting record highs, you might finally need to figure how to ask for help. A portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocates $350 billion in government-backed loans for small businesses, unde…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 12:32pm -
  • newEvil HR Lady on Podcasts
    First, I love being on podcasts. I love listening to podcasts. It’s super fun! So, if you have a podcast, I’m probably happy to be on it. Anyone doing a podcast about labor law violations in Tiger King? I am there. Here’s a few places to hear a…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 10:53am -
  • 5 Ways to Manage a Human Resources Crisis During COVID-19
    Your employees are not okay. In this COVID-19 world, this is a fact for every single one of your employees. They may act like they are okay. They may say they are okay, but they are not okay. Most aren’t pretending. This is just hard. Every one of…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 2:23pm -
  • How to Lay Off Employees When Everyone Is Remote
    Rent the Runway laid off all of its brick and mortar staff. With stores shut and parties canceled, layoffs make complete sense. But, they reportedly did it via Zoom. Is that acceptable? In the pre-social distancing rules, the answer to that would be…
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 5:12pm -
  • How the Paycheck Protection Plan Can Help Save Your Business
    If you’re a small business owner (defined as fewer than 500 employees) whose functions aren’t “essential” (and even some whose are) you’re probably feeling a huge financial pinch. You may have laid off employees (painfully), and you may b…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 6:11pm -
  • 3 Ways the Coronavirus Has Changed Your Workplace for the Better
    Chances are, your organization made massive changes due to Coronavirus shelter-in-place and other orders. Some of them should be temporary, but some of the changes should be permanent. Let’s look at a few things that have changed. Destigmatized Wo…
    - 8 days ago, 28 Mar 20, 11:27am -

Total Picture Radio


  • TalentNet Live Celebrates 10 Years 12/6 at Toyota HQ in Plano, TX
    Fun fact: the top RECRUITING and HR conference in TEXAS is celebrating 10 YEARS Dec. 6th at TOYOTA's North American HQ in Plano! The post TalentNet Live Celebrates 10 Years 12/6 at Toyota HQ in Plano, TX appeared first on…
    - 8 Oct 19, 5:52pm -
  • Sourcecon preview from speaker Craig Fisher
    Hey this is Craig Fisher and it’s almost fall!  I know it seems hot right now.  But you know where it’s gonna be hotter in September? Atlanta for SourceCon September 24 through 26.  I hope you’ll join me.  We’re gonna talk tech.  We’re…
    - 4 Sep 18, 10:26pm -
  • Employer Branding That Really Works for Recruiting Gen Y Workers
    OK. I get it. You’re probably tired of hearing about Millennials (Gen Y) by now. I can’t say I blame you, if we’re being honest. But as much hiring hype as Gen Y has received in recruiting over the years, the fact is that no employer can affo…
    - 7 Aug 18, 9:14pm -
  • The “New Traditional” Workforce
    A recent Allegis Group survey found that 7.7 percent of companies were fully satisfied that their recruiting functions met expectations for quality, speed, and cost control. If you feel you’re in the other 92 percent, congratulations! You know yo…
    - 30 Jan 18, 2:41pm -
  • Plug and Pray – The Evolution of AI for Recruiting
    Long, long ago, back when job boards ruled the Earth, primitive recruiters and sourcers used to rely on an archaic tactic known as “post and pray.” By simply posting job descriptions on pretty much every career site in existence (and there were m…
    - 29 Dec 17, 1:35am -
  • Ready for the robots: Survey says job candidates are mostly okay with AI Apps in the application process
    Artificial intelligence is taking over parts of the recruitment process. From answering initial candidate questions to scheduling interviews, and even assessing skills, this is a growing trend that is rapidly streamlining how we hire. We recently sur…
    - 27 Jul 17, 12:22pm -

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

  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 3 – The Year of Return
    It has been 400 years since the first Africans were captured and brought to America to be enslaved. It is estimated that enslaved Africans contributed more than $300 billion to the American economy, enabling this country to advance to become one of t…
    - 45 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 10:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 2 – The Miseducation of Whypipo
        Take a moment to watch this video to understand what inspired the theme for this post.     Because I don’t have the desire or capacity to keep explaining Supremacy, Privilege and Whiteness or why unlearning it is so essential to our collect…
    - 54 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 10:45am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 1 – For The Last Time: Black Blogs STILL Matter
    Each year, I’ve kicked this challenge off by writing about why it is important.   In 2017, I said Black Blogs Matter because ” the pressure feels unlike anything you’ve ever felt before. And you know you have to press forward, beyond your anxi…
    - 61 days ago, 4 Feb 20, 10:45am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – The Final Challenge Calendar
    I am pleased to share the final #BlackBlogsMatter challenge calendar with you.     Thank you for rocking with me and the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge for the last 4 years.   Let’s do this! One last time.    
    - 68 days ago, 28 Jan 20, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Now What?
    2019 marked the 3rd year of the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge. I started the Challenge to break myself out of a writing rut and express some of the feelings I’d been suppressing about the difficulties myself and other Black people face in our workpla…
    - 75 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Get Up, Stand Up … from the Table
    2019 was a difficult year for me in my day job.   In fact, if I’m being completely honest, I’ve had a difficult 2 – 3 years in my day job.   While I loved the HR team I’d built and many of the co-workers I interacted with from day-to-day, I…
    - 19 Nov 19, 10:00am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • How Employer Brand Teams Can Respond to a Crisis
    What happens to employer branding in a time of crisis? In this special episode responding to the global crisis surrounding COVID-19, Jörgen Sundberg and Andy Partridge connect on how employer brand teams can respond and what Link Humans is doing to…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 3:30pm -
  • Survival Tips for Parents Who Now Must Work from Home
    On the afternoon of Friday, 20 March, schools across the UK were ordered to close ‘until further notice’ to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across Great Britain and Northern Ireland. At the same time, organizations that have avoided b…
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 4:03pm -
  • 6 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job
    How long has it been since you met someone who started and ended his or her career at the same company? The days of working 40+ years for the same employer and retiring with a generous pension after years of company loyalty have been replaced with a…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 4:03pm -
  • Coping Under the Current Economic Climate
    I’m a 25-year-old Recruitment Consultant, and since March 2020, like many people within my generation, I’ve lived in an economic bubble. The economy has always grown, never had to fight for business, I’ve been working in a candidate short marke…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 10:30am -
  • Strategies for Attracting Top Talent in a Competitive Industry
    To catch the eyes of top talent, this telecommunications company revisited and revamped its EVP, generating innovative strategies for reaching prospective candidates. Sarah Dovlo is VP Global Employer Branding & HR Marketing at Deutsche Telekom. Have…
    - 7 days ago, 29 Mar 20, 4:04pm -
  • How to Deal With a Bully in the Office
    Bet you thought you’d left the bullies behind at school! Sadly, bullying is every bit as much of a problem for adults as it is for kids. Science has shown that bullies often act the way they do as a way of unleashing the pent-up feelings they’ve…
    - 8 days ago, 28 Mar 20, 5:03pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • HR Certifications, Are They Really Important?
    Human resources and work environments are rapidly evolving, including an increasingly diverse, four-generation workforce that requires knowledgeable, certified HR professionals who can bring multiple skills to the job. HR is transforming itself into…
    - 46 days ago, 19 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • Natural Hair Should Be Protected By Law & Don’t Ask (White) Men About It
    There’s been a lot of talk about natural hairstyles lately. In fact, more than talk, there are major news stories revolving around cities ban natural hair discrimination in the workplace and even our children with natural hairstyles are being victi…
    - 48 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • How Can #HR Support Trump? (a serious question)
    *Editorial note* Sometimes social conversations are better than articles and blog posts, such as the case with this social conversation converted into a blog post.  Since 2017, I have wondered how can anyone, especially HR professionals, supports Do…
    - 53 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • Stop Snooping, Spying, and Stalking Your Employees
    Silently Stalking Employees The internet has created many opportunities for people to start their own company, join organizations they’ve always dreamt of, provide for themselves and/or their families. It has helped create thought leaders and influ…
    - 73 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • Engaging in Bullying Behavior and Being a Bully are Different Things
    Many of you who have read my blogs over the years know that I often refer to, learn from, or are inspired by my kids. Today’s post is no different but in this case, it is written with one of them. I was trying to wrap my arm around bullying, micro…
    - 75 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • Happy Birthday, Dr. King (I’d Be Lost Without You)
    For me, today kicks off a week-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Yes, I know as a nation it is celebrated the 3rd Monday in January, HOWEVER, his bornday is January 15th. So why do I celebrate beginning on his actual birthday u…
    - 81 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 3:15pm -

HackerRank Blog

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • NBC News takes the unprecedented step to release its internal Matt Lauer harassment report
    Image by Max Goldberg via Wiki CommonsYesterday morning, NBC News released the complete report into its months long investigation of Matt Lauer.I was astounded by NBC’s transparency. It is extraordinarily rare for a private company…
    - 10 May 18, 11:21am -
  • Sympathetic does not always equal protected under the ADA
    Photo by Pexels on PixabayToday’s opinion is a lesson straight out of the school of hard knocks. No matter how sympathetic the plaintiff or how harrowing his plights, the law is the law and sometimes it’s just not on his side.When…
    - 9 May 18, 11:34am -
  • Should employers still test for marijuana?
    Photo by Michael Fischer from PexelsOhio’s medical marijuana program is set to be fully operational by September 2018. Ohio will join 28 other states, and the District of Columbia, in which doctors can legally prescribe marijuana to treat c…
    - 8 May 18, 11:49am -
  • The 8th nominee for the “worst employer of 2018” is … the age discriminator
    Today’s nominee for the Worst Employer of 2018 is Seasons 52, a national, Orlando-based restaurant chain.Last week, it agreed to pay $2.85 million to settle a nationwide class age discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC. The laws…
    - 7 May 18, 11:45am -
  • WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)
    Never in my life did I think that I’d ever attend a biker rally. Yet, three weeks from tomorrow, I’ll be in Sandusky, at Ohio Bike Week.Why?I’ll be watching Norah and her bandmates warming up the crowd for 80’s hair ba…
    - 4 May 18, 11:34am -
  • THIS is how you reasonably accommodate a disabled employee
    Photo by David Pisnoy on UnsplashI’ve spent a lot of time over the past 16 months discussing bad employers—those that so mishandled employees that they earned a spot on my list of America’s Worst Employers.Today, I thought I’d…
    - 3 May 18, 12:01pm -

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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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

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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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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Take It Personel-ly

  • newHow to Increase Employee Morale: 7 Gestures Your Team Will Love
    Want to increase company morale in the office? Good idea!  Studies show that happy employees can be as much as 20% more productive than unhappy employees. So, by creating a positive office environment, rewarding your employees for their hard work…
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  • newWhat Kind Of Home Worker Are You?
    Even before the global pandemic we’re currently experiencing, remote working has been growing in popularity in recent years. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re all used to it, or that it comes second-nature. Now that many of us h…
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  • newEssential Employment Skills Employers Look for When Hiring Employees
    From a very young age, we are told that for us to succeed and live the dream, we need to get good grades in school. This is because having good grades in school will naturally put us in a position to get good jobs; that will allow us to afford the li…
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  • new7 Morning Habits for Entrepreneur Success
    There is no doubt that entrepreneurship can be very hard, as it requires a lot of confidence and self-discipline. Yet, the rewards can be incredible. Those who can display all good qualities needed for a successful entrepreneur are rewarded with a li…
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  • How Automation Can Help Your Retail Business
    A city overrun with robots might be the stuff of science fiction dystopias, but there is more to automation than the robot revolution. The automation technologies being used in retail today are much more subtle and friendly. From touch screen menus a…
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  • Who Is This Guy Snooze?
    There are no discoverable historical records about Doctor Snooze, but we do see evidence of his influence. His name is emblazoned on every alarm clock and smartphone in the world. Whoever he was, the damage done by his philosophy of instant gratifica…
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  • Awareness of Time Usage and Personal Decision Making
    There are two truisms not usually put together that seem to make perfect sense when accidental usage brings them together. Peter Drucker’s quote, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed,” is one of th…
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  • Lies About Multitasking In Resumes and Jobs
    Most people take pride in calling themselves multitaskers. Like other motherhood and apple pie topics, it has become a badge of honor to lay claim to the ability to do it even though there is not much proof that it works or even that it exists. Emplo…
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  • The Burn-out Culture of Too Muchism
    “Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.” – Plato   Plato’s comments regarding multitasking were probably meant to be instructive to his followers. We can assume that the point of this lesson was to…
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  • Personal Branding May Not Be What You Think It Is
    People are making a career out of that personal branding bandwagon that may have seen better days. There are multiple examples of selling the idea and products associated with personal branding. We have massaged and smithed this buzzword of years ago…
    - 20 Jun 18, 3:08pm -

No Excuses HR

  • I Know
    I'm not sure where to start. It's been a couple of week since the world, literally, shut down. I've had so many emotions that I don't even know how to frame them...process them...or take charge of them.At least, sometimes I don't.I'm worried about l…
    - 10 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 4:44pm -
  • The Smoke of Many Fires
    There are lots of warning signs of trouble ahead in the world of work. We can see them if we're willing to actually look. I mean, really look. I'm So Effective, Just Look at My TitleSure, it's easy to point the finger at this person or that person a…
    - 27 days ago, 9 Mar 20, 11:27am -
  • Gratitude and Limits
    There was a time when I was an up and comer. I was on the career fast track, and I knew it. I didn't take it for granted; in fact, quite the opposite was true. At times I couldn't believe my good fortune and was grateful for every moment. I tried to…
    - 40 days ago, 25 Feb 20, 5:41pm -
  • I Have Plans
    They say that battle plans always look good until the battle starts. Then everything changes in an instant regardless of what was expected. I think the same can be true in business.Strategic Plans, Business Plans, Marketing PlansI like plans. I like…
    - 55 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 6:19pm -
  • Kindness, Grace...and Work?
    "It's not personal, it's business."I've said this a thousand times...and I'm quite sure I'll say it a thousand times more before I call it a career and delete my email accounts forever.Faith and Leadership in the WorkplaceI've been writing about fait…
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  • What's Your Leadership Definition?
    Your CEO steps onto the elevator with you, turns to greet you, and instead of saying hello, says..."tell me your leadership definition."What's your answer? I'll wait...but I'm not sure you'll have time to wait in that elevator.Leadership Is Everythi…
    - 76 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 12:47pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • Great Place to Work Award Programs
    The Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune Magazine started the best workplace award movement in the late 1990s. Fast forward to today, there are increasing numbers of award programs. Below is a centralized list: Great Place to Work Award Programs…
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  • Saying Goodbye Leads to Saying Hello
    I miss my dog. Holly, a fluffy white Bichon Frise, was my faithful companion for over 15 years. She followed me throughout the house, not too far behind. When I sat down, she jumped on my lap. When I went outside, she followed me. When I went to the…
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  • Ageism and Best Places to Work
    “Hear the one about the unemployed middle-aged guy who tripped and fell into the new economy?” Dan Lyons, Author of Disrupted   It sucks being a middle-aged worker. Of all organizations in the U.S., award-winning best places to work should not d…
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  • The Culture Revolution: Bracing for the Third Wave
    American businesses are experiencing a cultural tsunami. A tsunami is a series of overwhelming ocean waves caused by an underwater earthquake, volcanic eruption or landslide. The triggering event causes a displacement of water along with multiple wav…
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  • Great Places to Work in the State of Oklahoma
    If you are searching for a great place to work in the State of Oklahoma, be sure to first look at organizations who have obtained an official great workplace designation. Although these awards do not guarantee the workplace is perfect, it shows, howe…
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  • Great Places to Work in the City of Tulsa
    If you’re an employee located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and searching for a career at a great organization, you should only consider a Certified Great Place to Work. These companies have earned this designation after completing a rigorous vetting proce…
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HR Remix

  • Building Organizations Where Employees Can Be Creative
    Businesses across all industries are facing unprecedented disruption: rapidly evolving technology (AI, automation, etc.), new entrants in traditional markets, and changing business and consumer expectations. These disruptors are forcing organizatio…
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  • What Does A Good HR Business Partner Look Like?
    The HR Business Partner is a job for experienced pros with education in HR and business…you can find all the details on that with easy internet search,  You don’t need me to tell you about the education and work experience required for this kind…
    - 22 Oct 19, 11:23am -
  • I’m Back From a 30 Day Digital Detox
    Digital technology is everywhere and for many of us its necessary to do our jobs. I couldn’t hibernate on a remote mountain for a month so I had to figure out a way I could keep my job and try digital minimalism. The post I’m Back From a 30 Day…
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  • Don’t Let Someone Else Tell Your Story
    New leaders have a short amount of time to tell their story. Leaders are brought in under a number of circumstances – sometimes its a simple transition from one job to the next and other times its because something needs to be “fixed.” Regardle…
    - 4 Mar 19, 12:01pm -
  • Save Your Sanity This Year
    For many of us its goal setting time and that means some of us will get overly ambitious and set close-to-impossible goals for this new year (its possible I have experience in this area). Most of us don’t set these goals because we want to fail. Mo…
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  • Why I Write & Speak Outside of Work
    A few weeks ago I spoke at Disrupt HR Detroit about how to make work suck less. It was 5 minutes, 20 slides and a little nerve wracking but I left exhilarated – I challenged myself, met new people and learned a lot. Did my company pay me to go ther…
    - 15 Oct 18, 11:45am -

Talent Culture

  • new#WorkTrends: The AI-Powered Leadership Coach
    If there’s a silver lining to this global pandemic, it may be that we’re all getting a lot more familiar with AI, data and AI-driven analysis. When researchers and policy makers explain the forecasting changes based on a constant influx of new da…
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  • #WorkTrends: How to Make Your Work Culture Rock
    What does a person do when the pressure is on them? That’s what NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo asked in his daily press conference on March 26. The same could be asked of our organizations. In her #WorkTrends conversation with workplace culture exp…
    - 9 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 12:15pm -
  • Continuous Listening: Moving Beyond Standard Practices
    The second in a two-piece series on Continuous Listening.  In Part One of my series on Continuous Listening, I looked at the flaws of taking a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to an employee’s development. Continuous Listening and asking t…
    - 13 days ago, 23 Mar 20, 7:53pm -
  • #WorkTrends: The Power of Business Readiness
    Meghan M. Biro sat down with Tim Minahan, the Executive Vice President of Business Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at Citrix, for a frank discussion about being ready for anything in your business — including COVID-19. Meghan and our team at T…
    - 16 days ago, 20 Mar 20, 4:29pm -
  • Observing Workplace Compliance During a Crisis
    News surrounding the coronavirus pandemic is developing at such a breakneck pace that by the time you read this article, the data in it will probably be outdated. As of this writing, there are more than 186,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide. In the U.…
    - 19 days ago, 17 Mar 20, 7:09pm -
  • Remote Work During Coronavirus: Leadership Matters
    Bottom line: employees, last I looked, are people. And we need to protect and support our people during this incredibly tough time. We’re all facing phenomenal degrees of uncertainty as we navigate uncharted and scary territory. We don’t know how…
    - 19 days ago, 17 Mar 20, 5:20pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • How To Command a Niche
    Link: Charge What You Deserve. 3 Quick and easy ways to Command a Profitable Niche October 13th, 2008 · No Comments So, who IS that client of yours? Where are you going to “dig your niche”? You are going to dig right where your B-O-M-B is! Your…
    - 13 Mar 19, 10:18am -

Strategy Focused HR

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  • Only Time Will Tell If You REALLY Believe That Employees Come First
    There are only three agenda items at our executive meetings: People, sales, and profit.In what order I asked? “That is the order,” was the response.Everyone in the room looked on like an approving parent.I belong to a group in Dubai that we calle…
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  • Are You Making Sure To Change Your Talent Along With Your Strategy?
    I have never had strategy and talent explained that way. I am a professor at a Business School here in Dubai and I teach strategy. We should put something together.At the end of one of my speeches, I was approached by this professor who gave me his b…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:34am -
  • The Tide Is Turning – The Old Ways Of Managing A Workforce Are Evolving
    These were recent headlines that came across my news feed: Would You Give Staff a Three-Day Weekend? Global Retailer Uniqlo is Giving it a GoFacebook Co-founder Calls Out Tech Industry for Lack of Work-Life BalanceHow Working Long Hours is Hitting Yo…
    - 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

  • "The Who Behind Your Why"
    I'm excited to share that I have a new article up over at TalentCulture titled, "The Value of Value Propositions." For a sneak peek of my latest, read on:Industry, products and services, customer base – these are all things that differ in terms a…
    - 17 Nov 17, 3:06pm -
  • "The Magic Eight Ball of Recruiting"
    In what is the first of two articles I have going up this week, my new piece on the idea of predicting the talent fit pre-hire, titled "The Future of Hiring is Quality of Hire," is now live at ERE. For a sneak peek, read on:The function responsible f…
    - 14 Nov 17, 1:38pm -
  • "Season of Change"
    It's been a bit crazy this past year, as anyone that bothers to read posts around these parts probably surmised. Over the course of these last 15 months, I presented at the CUPA-HR National Conference (2016), got a new boss, saw my role grow and expa…
    - 13 Nov 17, 5:27pm -
  • "Everything You've Ever Wanted. . ."

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  • "Love Changes Everything. . ."
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  • "Talent Is A Wonderful Thing. . ."
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    - 4 Mar 16, 12:00pm -

HR Nasty

  • Job search help through free automated cover letter and resume accounts
    Let professional recruiters help you find a job with the latest automated toolLeveling the playing field for the unemployed with free job search toolsToday I want to offer free job search help. If you were recently laid off or know someone who wa…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 12:58am -
  • Working from home, managing your manager remotely, and Covid-19
    Working from homeWorking from homeCovid-19 has many employees working from home. Because this is a new practice for many, I wanted to share some best practices to ensure success as you work from home.Working from home isn’t anything new. Folk…
    - 11 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 5:25pm -
  • Corporate training behavior and future opportunities
    All employees attend corporate training. How your participation level or lack of participation can kick start or shutter your career. The post Corporate training behavior and future opportunities appeared first on HRNasty.
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  • Scripts for providing feedback to your manager
    Providing feedback should be approached as a favor given, not an accusationScripts for providing feedbackThis is the third in a series on the topic of giving feedback to your manager. For most of us, this can be an intimidating conversation becau…
    - 53 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 4:38am -
  • Take the initiative and have a tough conversation with your manager
    Your team members fly is open. Does that have to be a tough conversation?The tough conversation doesn’t have to be toughLast week we discussed why your manager might be difficult to work with. This week’s topic was supposed to discuss scripts…
    - 66 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 4:29am -
  • What did I do to my incompetent manager to deserve this?
    I have an incompetent managerYour manager sucks. We have all worked for them. Maybe someone in positional power is an ass and could benefit from feedback for improvement. You may feel your incompetent manager shouldn’t have their role.  We have…
    - 85 days ago, 11 Jan 20, 6:44am -

Christopher in HR

  • The Experience
    Woe to the candidate experience. Perhaps not dead, but terminal. No longer a hot topic, not the high point of networking conversations anymore yet this drama still plays out as an endless soap opera searching for new sponsors. We can do better. Cons…
    - 25 days ago, 10 Mar 20, 10:14pm -
  • Pay It Forward
    Do the right thing. Sometime in the next five to ten years my career as such will be over. I won’t be doing HR work as an ’employee’ although I’m sure I’ll still teach and speak and above all mentor. I’m asking you to consider mentoring t…
    - 44 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 6:04pm -
  • We Want You! (sort of…)
    No thank you. Sam and I go back for years having met at a tech company and keeping up with each other since. He’s a good guy, talented as an HR Business Partner and his skills are above average. He has a strong brand. Last November a tech firm reac…
    - 29 Jan 19, 2:23pm -
  • A Matter of Degrees
    She shivered. As my better half and I left a quaint little bistro in the early evening the temperature had changed since we entered. From a balmy 70 initially, (21 to my friends on the other side of the pond) it was now a nippy 62 (17) since the sun…
    - 29 Nov 18, 12:55pm -
  • Good News
    It was a dark and stormy night… Actually that’s not true: it was a beautiful sunny morning but I’ve always wanted to start a post like that! The phone rang and although I didn’t recognize it I answered anyway as it was a local call and I hope…
    - 27 Nov 18, 3:22pm -
  • Fall Out
    Everything in its season. There is no question the world’s a little colder place in the fall. While my friends south of the equator are fast heading towards spring, we in the northern climes are snuggled into fall looking towards the Equinox and wi…
    - 10 Nov 18, 12:15pm -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • Inclusion in Action, cont’d
    As I said in my last post… Diversity means difference, and there is nothing more universally human than difference. Difference has consequences. Rolling a boulder up hill is very different from rolling the same boulder down hill because gravity has…
    - 16 Apr 19, 6:39pm -
  • Inclusion in Action
    Diversity means difference. Literally. Diversity means difference, and human beings are positively riddled with difference. One of the very few things that is universally true of all human beings is that each of us is in some way different. Differenc…
    - 11 Apr 19, 12:06pm -
  • Inclusion Demands Higher Standards
    Of the many misperceptions regarding inclusion, the most common might be the idea that inclusion requires you to lower your standards – inclusion somehow means “anything goes.” Not only is there a healthy does of bias baked into this idea, it i…
    - 27 Feb 19, 8:38pm -
  • 6 Ways to Accelerate your Diversity & Inclusion Efforts
    I consistently see organizations with unnecessary barriers slowing their D&I efforts down or blocking them altogether. Want to move forward? Here are six opportunities to consider. I will unpack each of these further in following posts: Clarify your…
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  • Leverage points for change. Where do you focus your efforts?
      I no longer remember where I first came across it, but I have kept some version of the above image in my journal for many years now. It is one of the lenses I apply to clarify my own thinking around what exactly I am doing and whether or not I am…
    - 24 Apr 18, 6:05pm -
  • Radiance
    If ten lamps are in one place, each differs in form from another; yet you can’t distinguish whose radiance is whose when you focus on the light. In the field of spirit there is no division; no individuals exist. Sweet is the oneness of the Friend w…
    - 16 Apr 18, 12:30pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • Are You Ready for AI?
    The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) is a pretty high falutin’ outfit. It’s the business and economics research arm of McKinsey & Company. Not focused so much on middle-market HR folks, it publishes a wealth of well-researched papers that focus on…
    - 5 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Compensation Transparency
    Ben Eubanks over at Lighthouse Research and Advisory has written a fascinating white paper on transparency. Transparency in Compensation:  Trends and Best Practices, underwritten by, is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impac…
    - 22 Aug 17, 2:49pm -
  • The Value of Purpose

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  • Are HR And Finance Finally Going To Be Friends?
    How on earth can it be August 1st? For that matter, how on earth can it be 2017? After taking off three weeks for vacation and business travel commitments, it’s time to be back considering new research and data of … Continue reading →
    - 1 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Happy 4th of July!
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  • One Internet Trend To Watch
    As I’ve written in the past, Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is a treasure trove of data that most HR professionals miss. That’s because the report isn’t about HR trends, it’s about internet trends. But almost any way you … Co…
    - 27 Jun 17, 11:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

Women of HR

  • It’s Your Destiny… Take Control
    I’ve been away from Women of HR for a while.  It was never my intention to let this platform go into hiatus, but as we all know life happens and best intentions are sometimes eclipsed by the realities of life.  But nevertheless, I’m back with t…
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  • The Science is Simple: Women on the Rise
    With my team at Messina Staffing in Chicago, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting many talented women with wonderful jobs in science, technology, and engineering. Today, I see women rising everywhere I look, and the opportunities are only increasing…
    - 26 Nov 19, 11:00am -
  • A Cautionary Tale: Amazon’s Experiment with AI in Hiring
    While the search for true human-level computing power is still elusive, the targeted use of artificial intelligence is currently transforming individual lives and entire industries. From intelligent sourcing and automatic ordering optimizing supply c…
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  • 5 Ways To Use Empathy to Become An Effective HR Leader
    “You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” – John Steinbeck A couple of years ago I remember asking the CHRO of the company I employed at about what he thought was the most important characteristic an HR leader should posses…
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  • The New Digital Human Workplace #HRTechConf
    The 2019 version of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition wrapped up about a week and a half ago, and as always it was a world class showcase of HR technology solutions, ideas, and trends in the space.  It’s a show that I wish every human re…
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  • Is your company recognizing “Her” enough?
    “She needs your respect, not your comfort. Needs your support, not your sweet words. Girls with dreams become women with vision. All she needs is the freedom to create her own world.”   ~ Bithika Halder     Let’s be honest! Talking about gen…
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Creative Chaos HR

  • Heading into the weekend…..Don’t forget to let...
    Heading into the weekend…..Don’t forget to let loved ones know how important they are to you...Image description: a photo of a man walking by a yarn mural by @naomirag...#ChaosPhotos #NikonPhotography #NYC #TheBronx #Manhattan #Brooklyn…
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  • There’s a lot going on in the world. It can feel...
    There’s a lot going on in the world. It can feel overwhelming. It can also be paralyzing. For myself, when things have me feeling helpless, I try to do a few things to get me back on track. Whether it’s focusing on #selfcare, paying attention to…
    - 24 days ago, 11 Mar 20, 9:44pm -
  • It’s starting to feel like spring, here in NYC....
    It’s starting to feel like spring, here in NYC. Let’s hope it lasts. ..Image description: a photo of a sunflower...#ChaosPhotos #NikonPhotography #NYC #TheBronx #nature #everydaybronx #bronxnarratives #nyc_explorers #IG_streetphotography #w…
    - 26 days ago, 9 Mar 20, 11:20pm -
  • **A Harlem Haiku**..Children of HarlemMay the ancestors...
    **A Harlem Haiku**..Children of HarlemMay the ancestors protectguide, and smile on you...Have a great weekend, everyone. ..Image description: a photo of two children walking past a mural of abolitionist and suffragist Sojourner Truth...…
    - 37 days ago, 28 Feb 20, 7:50pm -
  • “Everything in New York is a photograph. All the things...
    “Everything in New York is a photograph. All the things that are supposed to be dirty or rough or unrefined are the most beautiful things.” ~ Ann-Marie MacDonald..Image description: a photo of two people standing on the corner, waiting to cros…
    - 38 days ago, 26 Feb 20, 10:45pm -
  • Good doggos...Image description: a photo of two dogs facing...
    Good doggos...Image description: a photo of two dogs facing each other, being petted...#ChaosPhotos #NikonPhotography #StreetPhotography #NYC #nyc_explorers #BlackIsBeautiful #nycphotographer #pets #dogsofinstagram #nycwanderings #picturesofnew…
    - 40 days ago, 25 Feb 20, 12:13am -

Benz Communications

  • What to Tell Your Employees About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Their Benefits
    As a benefits leader, you’re likely involved in your organization’s emergency preparations and response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. There are a lot of great resources you can leverage as you think through how this may affect your…
    - 27 days ago, 9 Mar 20, 2:32pm -
  • 3 Upcoming Webinars to Kick-Start Your Benefits Communication
    Join Jennifer Benz and Megan Yost for a 3-part webinar series on how to create effective benefits communication that drives engagement. All 3 sessions are free—register for any or all!
    - 32 days ago, 4 Mar 20, 1:00am -
  • Benefits Ambassadors Are the Real Deal
    Benefits ambassadors—employees who promote the programs you offer—can be powerful parts of your benefits communication plan. When you’re trying to explain a complicated health platform, get people jazzed about a new benefit, or increase pa…
    - 46 days ago, 19 Feb 20, 1:00am -
  • Debunking 7 Myths About Employee Benefits Communication
    When the greatest barrier to benefit engagement has nothing to do with your communications, it’s time for a reset. The best tips and techniques for successful benefits communication won’t make a difference if you’re still holding on to the…
    - 61 days ago, 4 Feb 20, 5:16pm -
  • Personalized Benefits Communication: Are We Making It Easy Enough?
    Personalization is a top priority for large employers, and thinking about ease of access is key to making that effort work.
    - 75 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 7:51pm -
  • What's Trending in Employee Benefits for 2020
    As we move into 2020, there are some really exciting topics that are top of mind and are driving our work with large organizations. Here are just a few of the things I’m most energized about and spending the most time working through.
    - 81 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 11:43pm -

Recruitifi Blog

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

HR Hardball

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

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

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

Something Different HR



  • Inclusion matters more than ever
    Somewhere close to you now, There will be people feeling crippling anxiety that they cannot or do not want to show. There will be people hiding conditions or vulnerabilities that they carry silently each day. There will be people who are carers, not…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • The best way out
    I’ve had a paperweight on my desk for about the last 30 years. It contains a quote, I believe, from Robert Frost, “The best way out is always through”. The idea of having a paperweight in this day and age may seem somewhat superfluous, but the…
    - 13 days ago, 23 Mar 20, 8:00am -
  • When leadership calls
    Throughout our careers, there will occasions when we are asked, more than ever, to demonstrate our worth as leaders. Whether through a change, a significant challenge, or indeed a crisis. Any of us that manage people will be asked to step up, to step…
    - 20 days ago, 16 Mar 20, 8:00am -
  • COVID- 19 provides us with a moral leadership question
    I’m genuinely loathed to write anything that might be seen to be riding on a sensationalist wave. At the same time, it is almost impossible to pass a day without stories relating to the spread of COVID-19 and the impact that is already having, and…
    - 27 days ago, 9 Mar 20, 8:00am -
  • It’s more than bums on seats
    I’ve always enjoyed resourcing. Well, with the exception of interviewing which I to this day find the most terribly dull activity to spend a whole day on – one or two is my limit. Which makes it more surprising to me when few leaders seem to spen…
    - 34 days ago, 2 Mar 20, 8:00am -
  • When the going gets tough
    Sometimes life as a leader just gets tough. You reach a point where you feel like you’re putting in more energy than the reward you’re getting out. It is hard to see the future, to plot a course, to be able to understand where you’re leading to…
    - 41 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 8:00am -


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

HR Culture Club

  • ¿Cuál Es La Historia Y Evolución De La Dieta Keto?
    Si ha seguido las tendencias alimentarias en los últimos años, es probable que haya oído hablar de la dieta cetogénica (Ketogénica). Este método de alimentación alto en grasas y bajo en carbohidratos ha cautivado la cultura popular, y más per…
    - 11 Oct 19, 6:28am -
  • Que es Keto? – Guia comprensiva
    ¿Qué es una dieta Keto? Una dieta Keto es bien conocida por ser una dieta baja en carbohidratos, donde el cuerpo produce cetonas en el hígado para ser utilizadas como energía. Se conoce como muchos nombres diferentes: dieta cetogénica, dieta ket…
    - 7 Sep 19, 5:17pm -
  • Dieta Keto Opiniones
    ¿Qué es Dieta Keto? La Dieta Keto es una dieta extremadamente baja en carbohidratos o sin carbohidratos que obliga al cuerpo a un estado de cetosis. La cetosis ocurre cuando las personas comen una dieta baja en carbohidratos o sin carbohidratos y l…
    - 6 Sep 19, 5:53am -
  • Pastillas Efervescentes
    Las pastillas efervescentes se están volviendo cada vez más populares en una variedad de sectores, incluidos los suplementos y el uso farmacéutico debido a la facilidad con la que se pueden consumir. Las pastillas efervescentes están diseñadas p…
    - 1 Sep 19, 5:45pm -

Accidental HR

  • Summer of `86 Revisited
    The summer of 1986 I was 14 and about to start high school in September.  I knew it was vital to take stock over the summer months because I was certain that something monumental was going to happen. The year before I had moved from the suburbs to t…
    - 12 Aug 19, 1:21am -
  • Why vulnerability is so important
    It irks me that I am sitting down to write this post so early on in January  because I feel like this should either be a look back on 2018 (summary: professionally productive, personally it sucked eggs) or my goals for 2019 (make it out alive). Howe…
    - 4 Jan 19, 5:53pm -
  • Speaking Up Now When I Should Have Then
    This post has been sitting in draft mode for quite some time.  There are a number of reasons for this, but the main one was that I was having trouble deciding what I really was hoping to achieve by putting it out there.  Then, every time I thought…
    - 21 Nov 18, 11:00pm -
  • Avoidance
    There is an aspect of every job that we don’t like, some task or responsibility that we always push off because it seems pointless or worse, causes us stress. In the case of those stress-inducing items, there is a really good chance that is somethi…
    - 12 Nov 18, 11:52pm -
  • Thinking about the future in reverse
    It is no secret that I struggle for inspiration to write.  Or is motivation?  Maybe opportunity?  My head is full and I am overflowing with observations, but for some reason it doesn`t make it to my hands. Is it possible to have carpal tunnel that…
    - 13 Feb 18, 11:01am -
  • My expectations for 2018 (and why last year can suck eggs)
    I recently said that 2017 could end any day now because I was done with it.  As if on January 1st everything would re-set and we would be starting fresh.  That would be nice, but the reality is far from that. Last year was one of the most difficult…
    - 16 Jan 18, 1:24pm -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

  • Remix: 6 Lessons on Playing Smart and Failing Forward
    Dug this one up from the archives, dusted it off and gave it a fresh polish — you might even see your own reflection in it. 1 #NoHustleWasted. The shortcut to success takes years to create. There’s no copy & paste formula for it and along the way…
    - 13 Sep 16, 4:12am -
  • Lean Learning
    It first happened in 2010 and then everyday thereafter. Emerging from my Master’s Degree in Adult Learning & Global Change and leaning into social media, I couldn’t connect the dots between 40 pages of a training workbook and 140 characters on Tw…
    - 17 May 15, 8:00pm -
  • Why Learning Should Be Open Source
    If knowledge is not open source, we are running a dangerous experiment with the collective intellect of humanity.   At times the sound of the rain seemed to be louder than the crescendo of voices inside the coffee shop during the lunch rush; an enli…
    - 17 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • Is Your Organization Collaboratively Intelligent?
    They say too much of something is not always a good thing – when you’re not being smart about it. Collaboration is no exception. Is your organization collaboratively intelligent? A Collaboratively Intelligent Organization has a culture of sharing…
    - 12 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • Leaders, Time to Get Your Shift Together
    In a time of scarcity, the greatest abundance is the plentiful of being more of who we already are. Today’s leaders own a lot. We are responsible for a continuum that has the bottom line on one end, and on the other, cultivating conditions for the…
    - 13 Aug 14, 4:28am -
  • Get Your Head in the Cloud with Disruptive E-Learning Technology
    I’m excited to be collaborating with e-learning company Docebo, on a series of sponsored posts and guest posts on topics ranging from Business Process Humanization to Learning Design for Employer Branding, and this first post on a review of their l…
    - 20 Mar 14, 3:21pm -

Break the Frame

  • 10 Simple, Powerful, and Positive Things You CAN Do During COVID-19
    The sky is so blue today. There are few clouds, and it’s warm, verging on hot. A little breeze is blowing, and it seems like the kind of day to take it slow, relax with friends and family, and enjoy the moment. Then, like a freight train, the truth…
    - 12 days ago, 24 Mar 20, 9:30am -
  • When Hit With Inconvenience, Do You Leap to Impossible?
    It had rained for two days, and the river flowed. Most of the year, the river that cuts through the town where I live is dry, they even have “boat races” in the dry riverbed every August. It’s so dry that even small amounts of rain lead to floo…
    - 26 days ago, 10 Mar 20, 9:30am -
  • 101 Ways to Create a More Satisfying and Fulfilling Life
    Everyone complains. Sure, there are a few people who think life is amazing 24/7, but the rest of us, we complain at least occasionally. Maybe it’s about the heat or the cold, or the car or our kids or the traffic or cooking or clean up; we complain…
    - 40 days ago, 25 Feb 20, 10:30am -
  • Essential Leadership Lessons to Survive Life with Teens
    Babies are cuddly, toddlers are cute and say the funniest things, preschoolers break your heart when they walk into the classroom without looking back, and primary school kids want you to see them and be with them. Then they go to high school, and it…
    - 47 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 10:30am -
  • Break Free From the Perils of Trying to Repeat the Past
    Summertime, as marked by kids out of school and lazing the days away, ends in Australia this week. It’s back to school in a couple of days, which means I’m back to my routine too. To mark the end of the season, our family went to the beach for a…
    - 68 days ago, 28 Jan 20, 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

  • Human Performance Deserves More Than a Review
    2110730000010Campaign/FTC disclosure: This is a sponsored blog post. I will or have received compensation for this post. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services, and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statemen…
    - 25 Feb 19, 10:06pm -
  • The Game of Supremacy Chess
    020051000010 Have you ever won or enjoyed playing a game where the rules were not explained to you? Let’s try this another way, have you ever enjoyed a game where the people you were playing with started switching up the rules midgame leaving you a…
    - 7 Feb 19, 5:52pm -
  • The Audacity of No Rebuttal
    110121101121  I am no stranger to a good debate. In fact, I quite enjoy a healthy conversation comprised of fact, experience and well-placed opinion every once and again. The operative word here is healthy and by healthy I mean all parties in the de…
    - 3 Feb 19, 1:00pm -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter : Let’s Separate For Peace Sake
    040040000310As I continue on my journey of life, I find the one thing I consistently seek is peace. I enjoy peace in my relationships, peace of mind, peace in matters of the heart, and just general equilibrium as much as possible with most things in…
    - 24 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • 10 Perspectives to Digest for 2019
    1020070100061We are entering the last year of the 2010s. One year from 2020, a year painted as the poster child of human advancement and something of a sci-fi fantasy. From all I can tell, we haven’t exactly accelerated into a Jetson reality of fly…
    - 1 Jan 19, 1:00pm -
  • #Unleash18 Solve For Happiness, Change The World with Mo Gawdat
    110010000031 “If we get AI right it is the last frontier for humanity. Everything beyond AI will invent and create on our behalf beyond that.” ~Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer of Google X How does this statement sit with you? Right now,…
    - 24 May 18, 6:24pm -

Talent Vanguard

  • Waking Up in Wonderland
    Some people say that stress is the gap between expectation and reality. This seems like an overly simplistic definition, but I think it gets at something true about the challenges associated with being continuously disappointed. Consider it in the co…
    - 69 days ago, 27 Jan 20, 3:29am -
  • It’s Not Rocket Surgery

    - 7 Oct 19, 2:34am -
  • The Indirect Approach
    I’m relearning how to breathe. Which is odd, since the fact that I’m typing this suggests I already know how to do that. And since I’ve also just returned to school to do a masters degree it would be fair to expect that I’d be into more advan…
    - 23 Sep 19, 2:34am -
  • A Year of Not Knowing
    I haven’t been writing. I’ve wanted to, but I’ve been deep in a trough of not knowing. It feels pretty awful, but I’ve been here before and I know the drill. I have to keep going and eventually I’ll come out the other side. Writing on the i…
    - 15 Jul 19, 2:28am -
  • Announcing the Aperta Project’s Toronto Tech Study
    “To make something good of the future, you have to look the present in the face.” Simone de Beauvoir I’m so proud to announce the launch of The Aperta Project, and its first collaborative initiative: The Toronto Tech Study. As many of you will…
    - 3 Jun 19, 11:26am -
  • On Power & Transparency
    I’ve become increasingly fascinated by power in the last few years. Think about it: power is woven through every experience we have with others: in relationships, interactions, and organizations, but we almost never acknowledge it. Saying power is…
    - 13 May 19, 2:49am -

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

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

HR Bartender

  • newManagers: How to Support Remote Employees – Ask #HR Bartender
    Managers are suddenly finding themselves having to support remote employees. Here are 2 key things managers can do to support a remote workforce.The post Managers: How to Support Remote Employees – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 8:57am -
  • Remote Employees: Employement Law Posting Requirements
    Employment law posting requirements have not changed so it applies to remote employees too. Poster Guard Attorney Ashley Kaplan explains the law.The post Remote Employees: Employement Law Posting Requirements appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 8:57am -
  • 3 Workplace Articles Every Manager Should Read Right Now
    Every manager has to deal with engagement, retention and productivity. Today's extraordinary situation gets help from the Workforce Institute at Kronos.The post 3 Workplace Articles Every Manager Should Read Right Now appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 7 days ago, 29 Mar 20, 8:57am -
  • Bookmark This! Effective Business Meetings Edition
    Virtual or in person, business meetings are not easy. Here are a few tips and resources to help you have the best business meetings possible.The post Bookmark This! Effective Business Meetings Edition appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 10 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 8:57am -
  • Improve the Employee Experience by Providing Answers
    The employee experience drives engagement and retention. Paycom shows how simply anwering employee questions can improve the employee experience.The post Improve the Employee Experience by Providing Answers appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 12 days ago, 24 Mar 20, 8:57am -
  • The ART of Effective Goal Setting
    Goal setting is a critical part of successful business management. SMART goal setting has been around for a while. TRAMS goal setting is a new approach.The post The ART of Effective Goal Setting appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 14 days ago, 22 Mar 20, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • new7 Ways to Have Fun on Zoom During a Pandemic
    There’s nothing funny about people dying from coronavirus. At the same time, we see people making the best of challenging situations. One group of medical staff waited around the elevator door so they… Continue reading →
    - 19 hours ago, 4 Apr 20, 2:16pm -
  • newHelp, I’m Always Thinking About Work
    I’m asking myself, “Who are you if you aren’t working?” Work brings value and meaning to life. But what if there’s more? I’m mildly workaholic according to an assessment on CNN. The assessment… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 11:12am -
  • newThe Secret that Turns Frailty to Opportunity
    The façade of competence destroys leaders. Disruption, adversity, and crisis remind you of frailty. How you respond to frailty sets the course of your future. Frailty strengthens you to release: Self-absorption. Self-infatuation. Self-glorification.…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 12:05pm -
  • Playful Mischief: A Story of Deception
    Apart from love, mischief is cruel. My last mischievous act almost went too far. You should know that my wife (Dale) enjoys “her” birds. She fills the feeders every morning. Every evening she… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 12:07pm -
  • 15 Discussion Topics that Strengthen Teams During Stress
    15 discussion topics that strengthen teams during stress: What do you admire about your team members? Direct reports? What strengths/skills/attributes does our team have that will help us thrive during the next 30… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 10:48am -
  • Tin Rhythms from Tiny Hearts: Boldness to Lead with Empathy
    Some complain they aren’t supported and others find ways to serve. Some wait for people to care for them and some choose to care for others. There are two buckets and you are… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 1:09pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newweekend free-for-all – April 4-5, 2020
    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.) Book recommendation of the week: The Glass Hotel, by Emily St. John Mandel. Thi…
    - 1 day ago, 4 Apr 20, 6:15am -
  • newopen thread – April 3-4, 2020
    It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance t…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 3:00pm -
  • newmy coworker is breaking her paid quarantine, company expects people to keep working after they quit, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions and a sixth thing. Here we go… 1. My coworker is in quarantine with pay — and doing deliveries on the side The place I work at still needs to be open despite the pandemic. The work cannot be done from home. O…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 4:03am -
  • newmy company’s bad decision got me yelled at online (and socially)
    A reader writes: I’m a mid-senior level employee at an imprint of one of the big 5 publishing houses. Publishing, as you may have noticed if you follow the news, is an increasingly controversy-prone industry; over the past couple of years, especial…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 6:15pm -
  • newhere is your script if you need to check on a job you haven’t started yet
    I’m getting a lot of questions about what to do if you’ve accepted a job, have a start date at some point in the future, and are wondering if it’s going to be pushed back or even if the offer might be revoked. If you’re in that situation, her…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 5:29pm -
  • newmy employee gave notice and now is slacking off
    A reader writes: An employee of mine put in his two weeks’ notice a week ago. During that conversation, I outlined the tasks for his remaining time, and checked in with him again on the Monday after that conversation. However, for the past week, he…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 4:29pm -


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

HR Observations

  • How Employers Can Provide New Growth Opportunities for Employees: A guest post
    This guest post was written by Keith Coppersmith. Employees are the greatest asset any company can have. Unfortunately, a lot of employers only see their employees as a means to an end. However, without employees, there’s no work and without work,…
    - 45 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:59pm -
  • How Can the Construction Industry Overcome HR Challenges? A Guest Post
    This is a guest post from Megan R. Nichols, STEM Writer. She offers advice to HR professionals in the construction industry. The construction industry has made significant advancements within technology and management practices in the past decade. Ma…
    - 68 days ago, 28 Jan 20, 3:41pm -
  • How to Use HR Technology to Your Advantage: A Guest Post
    This guest post was written by Ryan Farley The big challenge for Human Resources teams in the foreseeable future will be staying on top of the game. Digital technology has freed HR staffs from mundane and repetitive tasks in payroll, benefits, and i…
    - 6 Dec 19, 6:18am -
  • How Robotic Process Automation Can Transform Your HR Department
    ‘Artificial intelligence’ and ‘machine learning’ are buzzwords you might find in any given publication centered around technology, but there’s another popular phrase that HR professionals might want to be aware of: robotic process automatio…
    - 6 Nov 19, 12:45pm -
  • How to Assess and Improve Chemical Plant Safety: A guest post
    In my home town, in a recent news story, we were told of a community protest against a chemical plant and its emissions. The local authorities moved quickly to at least temporarily close the plant. Little did they know that action would have repercus…
    - 4 Nov 19, 2:16pm -
  • Why Good HR Teams Started Using Kaizen Philosophy For All Employees
    Today’s guest post was written by Ashley Wilson. Every business today is under immense pressure to improve efficiency, communication and ensure continuous improvement within the organization. The HR department – Human Resources – is at the cent…
    - 30 Oct 19, 11:45am -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • People development and the role of the Manager in the Future of Work
    In my last post I touched upon the fact that there needs to be a constant reskilling of people in the future of work, and this also impacts the role of the manager much more than beforeThe critical role of the First Line ManagerWhile leadership devel…
    - 55 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 8:37am -
  • The Dark Side of the #HRTech driven #DigitalTransformation and #FutureOfWork we prefer to not talk about
    I try to attend a couple of HR Technology conferences every year:n SHRM's Tech Conference, and People Matters' TechHR Conference.These conferences are unlike the more traditional HR Conferences. There's a different energy, with international speaker…
    - 67 days ago, 29 Jan 20, 9:07am -
  • Can "Kindness" be a goal for the HR professional?
    Josh Bersin is one of the foremost thinkers of HR in the contemporary world. Having followed him from his HR analyst days, through his firm's acquisition by Deloitte, and now to his newest avatar with the Bersin Academy, whatever Josh thinks about th…
    - 69 days ago, 27 Jan 20, 6:30am -
  • Making it to Rise.Global's list of Top 10 HR Influencers of January
    You can find the full list here.If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
    - 75 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 9:21am -
  • Top 10 HR people to follow in 2020
    I was pleasantly surprised when Staffing Software and Applicant Tracking System, iSmartRecruit included me in their list of 10 HR people to follow in 2020My new year resolution is to get back to blogging in a big way :)If you want to talk to me about…
    - 75 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 8:47am -
  • Recap of the panel on #gigeconomy at the 9th National HR Conference at XLRI
    Last weekend I attended the 9th National HR Conference at XLRI, Jamshedpur.On 19th, I moderated a panel discussion on implications for HR in the era of the gig economy. The panelists were author and thought leader Abhijit Bhaduri, Shamita Chatterjee…
    - 75 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 8:04am -

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 -

Upstart HR

  • WOH 78: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What Employers Need to Know
    “Here’s my general advice for businesses–don’t be afraid to get help.” In recent weeks a flurry of legislative activity has led to numerous laws to help employers and businesses dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, and the Families First Cor…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 1:06pm -
  • Rising Up to Embrace Our Humanity
    “Come on. You can do it. I know you can. I believe in you.” I’m watching my baby make the transition to “toddler,” and it’s a bittersweet moment. No longer will she stay where she’s put. She’s going to start exploring the world, and t…
    - 9 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 1:30pm -
  • Free Access to HR Certification Courses and Other HR Tools
    [Update 3/23 at 9:29am CST] We have already given away our first $1,000 but are doubling down and offering a total of $2,000 in courses at this time. We are hoping to bring something positive out of such a negative and worrisome time for our workforc…
    - 13 days ago, 23 Mar 20, 12:33pm -
  • 4 Ways to Support Employees During a Crisis
    Over the last few weeks the environment has changed dramatically when it comes to work and life. As an HR leader, I can remember other times of crisis in the past, such as when our employees had their homes destroyed by tornadoes. We have to deal wit…
    - 20 days ago, 16 Mar 20, 1:21pm -
  • WOH 77: Implementing the Agile Talent Acquisition Methodology at BBVA
    Agile talent acquisition? What’s that?  Many of the talent leaders we encounter have heard of agile as it pertains to the software development industry, but what lessons does this methodology have for today’s talent leaders?  Agile, at its core…
    - 24 days ago, 12 Mar 20, 1:30pm -
  • Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race (Book Review)
    A few weeks ago a friend recommended a book called Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race and Getting Free From the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us. It is an excellent book for anyone to read to better understand the different perspectives tha…
    - 27 days ago, 9 Mar 20, 1:40pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Let’s Talk About Life: The Power Of Memories
    My 55th Birthday Celebration Weekend My father passed away in 1995 just before my 50th birthday, and we buried him on my birthday. At his funeral, there was quite a crowd, not because of his prominence but because of all he had done for others in the…
    - 9 Aug 19, 8:33pm -
  • Passover Memories: Family, Food, And Immigration Policy
    Passover Seder At The Obama White House I’ve been feeling a little weepy this Passover, awash in memories of the epic Seders of my orthodox Jewish childhood. They were epic, not just in the number of people participating, nor in the abundance of wo…
    - 22 Apr 19, 6:36pm -
  • A Bloom’s Christmas: Retail Inventory Management
    Blooms Camera Ad Circa 1950 There are times when I really hate being a grownup, when I’d like nothing better than to be the child I never was. When your Mom dies before your sixth birthday, you grow up fast. And when your Jewish family’s economic…
    - 24 Dec 18, 2:42am -
  • The Cavalry Isn’t Coming: “We The People” Are Our Only Defense
    There was always the moment, in those old Westerns, when the settler families, perhaps led by John Wayne, realized that the Cavalry weren’t going to get there in time to save them from the outlaw gang which was intent on raping their women, stealin…
    - 11 Jul 18, 11:43pm -
  • We Cannot Be Paralyzed By Our Fears!
    I cried myself to sleep last night, more discouraged about America than I could ever remember. We worked so hard to get to an enviable place in our pursuit of that more perfect union, to a level of human and civil rights, of social justice and the ru…
    - 28 Jun 18, 9:05pm -
  • Conference Attendee Tips — Illustrated Journaling, Golden Age mysteries, Boat Shows and More
    Naomi & Cousin Ronni Circa 1950 Yes, I’m retired, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped learning — or attending conferences. Whether it’s the annual Florida Watercolor Society convention, and Urban Sketchers event, Emily’s List conferen…
    - 13 Jun 18, 2:18am -

HR Success Guide

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

Thinking About Learning

  • Myths of Learning laid bare

    - 8 days ago, 28 Mar 20, 11:37am -
  • Don’t fight the Overwhelm
    Some thoughts on how to deal with the current Overwhelm due to COVID-19 global pandemic. First, don’t fight the Overwhelm. This shit is overwhelming. It has been sudden and dramatic and most of us haven’t had to deal with anything of this scale i…
    - 18 days ago, 18 Mar 20, 5:14pm -
  • New Voices in L&D – Luke Bevan
    There is something about the fresh eyes of those new to the workforce which is really infectious and enjoyable to listen to. Here, Luke Bevan shares his enthusiasm and thoughts on how to make an impact in the world of training. It’s really good to…
    - 37 days ago, 28 Feb 20, 7:00am -
  • New Voices in L&D – Helen Marshall
    A key area for discussion in L&D is the disproportionate number of men occupying senior roles in L&D, and what we can do to correct for this and at the same time advocate for and speak out against sexism (mainly against women) and misogyny. Helen Mar…
    - 39 days ago, 26 Feb 20, 7:00am -
  • New Voices in L&D – Alok Dubey
    As we start the last week in the series of New Voices in L&D, Alok Dubey takes us into the interesting new world of Learning Experience Design. I say new world, because to many this ‘title’ or ‘phrase’ isn’t common L&D language, and there i…
    - 41 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 7:00am -
  • New Voices in L&D – Richard Nichols
    This piece from Richard Nichols is a fascinating piece on career transitions, learning new skills, and the quality of the learning we need beyond the education/instruction side of things. I don’t edit or amend the pieces being written for me. I’m…
    - 44 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 7:00am -

T Recs

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

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Blind As A Bat: Oracle, Catz and the Heavyside Lawyer
    Oracle has sued Google; Supreme Court accepts case which will set precedent on API ownership, fair use doctrine.
    - 46 days ago, 19 Feb 20, 5:57pm -
  • Let Me Ride.
    This is my first post on this site in a really long time. Here's hoping it doesn't get me fired.
    - 18 Dec 19, 6:56pm -
  • Virtual Insanity: Rethinking The Traditional Workplace.
    One of my senior leaders once told me a funny story about the time his kid was asked about what Dad did for work. “He talks on the phone in the basement all day,” the kid replied. This pretty much sums up a lot of people’s perceptions about vir…
    - 5 Jun 18, 2:49pm -
  • Glassdoor: An M&A Which Will Live in Infamy.
    There are a lot of companies out there that actually walk the walk. Glassdoor, for a long time, was one of the good guys; they practiced the same sort of radical transparency they preached and were the rare company to actually champion the employee…
    - 10 May 18, 3:16pm -
  • Feeling Lucky: Google Gets Into Sourcing.
    One of the foundational premises of talent sourcing lies in the fact that traditional search engines are notoriously bad at searching for individual people and profiles, particularly as they relate to jobs. If you’re looking for something, search…
    - 28 Mar 18, 3:01pm -
  • Um Yea: Not Another 2018 HR Tech Trends Post.
    Here’s a good way to kick off a new year: for the first time in like, a decade, I’m actually not dreading writing one of those annual preview posts. See, if you’re in the recruitment content marketing business (a pretty shit nice, TBH), every y…
    - 16 Jan 18, 2:21pm -

HR Remix

  • Building Organizations Where Employees Can Be Creative
    Businesses across all industries are facing unprecedented disruption: rapidly evolving technology (AI, automation, etc.), new entrants in traditional markets, and changing business and consumer expectations. These disruptors are forcing organizatio…
    - 4 Dec 19, 11:30am -
  • What Does A Good HR Business Partner Look Like?
    The HR Business Partner is a job for experienced pros with education in HR and business…you can find all the details on that with easy internet search,  You don’t need me to tell you about the education and work experience required for this kind…
    - 22 Oct 19, 11:23am -
  • I’m Back From a 30 Day Digital Detox
    Digital technology is everywhere and for many of us its necessary to do our jobs. I couldn’t hibernate on a remote mountain for a month so I had to figure out a way I could keep my job and try digital minimalism. The post I’m Back From a 30 Day…
    - 7 Oct 19, 11:00am -
  • Don’t Let Someone Else Tell Your Story
    New leaders have a short amount of time to tell their story. Leaders are brought in under a number of circumstances – sometimes its a simple transition from one job to the next and other times its because something needs to be “fixed.” Regardle…
    - 4 Mar 19, 12:01pm -
  • Save Your Sanity This Year
    For many of us its goal setting time and that means some of us will get overly ambitious and set close-to-impossible goals for this new year (its possible I have experience in this area). Most of us don’t set these goals because we want to fail. Mo…
    - 5 Feb 19, 11:30am -
  • Why I Write & Speak Outside of Work
    A few weeks ago I spoke at Disrupt HR Detroit about how to make work suck less. It was 5 minutes, 20 slides and a little nerve wracking but I left exhilarated – I challenged myself, met new people and learned a lot. Did my company pay me to go ther…
    - 15 Oct 18, 11:45am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • AI, Bias, Riot Police and Recruitment
    I recently read another article posing the choice as to whether AI being used in recruiting software is introducing or removing bias. This is a choice that I’ve seen written about, almost relentlessly, for the last few years and I’m going to be b…
    - 41 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 7:37am -
  • Fairness, Silos & The Proximity Problem
    Why proximity breeds unfairness
    - 55 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 7:15am -
  • The Surprising Truth About Obvious Truths
    I regularly talk and write about the need for a more evidence based approach to creating work that works better for more people. Less guff. There is too much faddishness and too many poorly thought out and poorly joined up initiatives. I’m therefor…
    - 62 days ago, 3 Feb 20, 7:45am -
  • Hipster HR
    One of my favourite stories of last year was of someone complaining of their photo (from a stock gallery) being used in an article about hipsters. The claim was that their photo being used portrayed them in a negative light. The article was on group…
    - 69 days ago, 27 Jan 20, 7:30am -
  • A Year Without Work
    Early in my career I took a job in a department that was supposed to be delivering a major new product for one of our business partners. It seemed like a great opportunity. What happened next was that the deal was delayed and the delayed again. But w…
    - 80 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 6:02pm -
  • Compromise and Strength
    We often see strength as somehow inextricably linked to inflexibility. We ask people what they stand for. We don’t ask what they’d bend for or maybe where they would move or shift. What ground they would give. If I know the ground you won’t mov…
    - 13 Dec 19, 8:14am -

Leadership Freak

  • new7 Ways to Have Fun on Zoom During a Pandemic
    There’s nothing funny about people dying from coronavirus. At the same time, we see people making the best of challenging situations. One group of medical staff waited around the elevator door so they… Continue reading →
    - 19 hours ago, 4 Apr 20, 2:16pm -
  • newHelp, I’m Always Thinking About Work
    I’m asking myself, “Who are you if you aren’t working?” Work brings value and meaning to life. But what if there’s more? I’m mildly workaholic according to an assessment on CNN. The assessment… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 11:12am -
  • newThe Secret that Turns Frailty to Opportunity
    The façade of competence destroys leaders. Disruption, adversity, and crisis remind you of frailty. How you respond to frailty sets the course of your future. Frailty strengthens you to release: Self-absorption. Self-infatuation. Self-glorification.…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 12:05pm -
  • Playful Mischief: A Story of Deception
    Apart from love, mischief is cruel. My last mischievous act almost went too far. You should know that my wife (Dale) enjoys “her” birds. She fills the feeders every morning. Every evening she… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 12:07pm -
  • 15 Discussion Topics that Strengthen Teams During Stress
    15 discussion topics that strengthen teams during stress: What do you admire about your team members? Direct reports? What strengths/skills/attributes does our team have that will help us thrive during the next 30… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 10:48am -
  • Tin Rhythms from Tiny Hearts: Boldness to Lead with Empathy
    Some complain they aren’t supported and others find ways to serve. Some wait for people to care for them and some choose to care for others. There are two buckets and you are… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 1:09pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newWeekend Leadership Reading: 4/3/20
    Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take...
    - 2 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 1:00pm -
  • newAre you a “me first” leader?
    Organizations designate some people as responsible for the performance of a group. I call them “Capital L Leaders.” That’s you if leadership is your job. And, if that’s you, you have a big temptation to...
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 1:00pm -
  • From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/1/20
    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...
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 1:00pm -
  • Leadership and Management Book Podcast: Books on Thinking
    When Art and I decided to do a podcast about books on thinking, I thought, “This will be tough. I don’t have many, maybe any, books on thinking per se.” It was tough, but for a different reason. I had books on...
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 1:00pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: Let’s take a moment to share
    Business meetings shouldn’t be all business. At the start of every meeting one leader I worked with always said: “We don’t get a lot of time together, so let’s take a moment for the people part of us. What’s...
    - 7 days ago, 29 Mar 20, 6:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

HR Pockets

  • Why’d you wear that?
    I recently had a chance to catch up with some of my favorite local HR friends and let me just go on record now, that doesn’t happen enough! After catching up on other areas of life we did the usual: swapped weird stories, dissected everything aroun…
    - 22 Oct 19, 12:32pm -
  • Before sexual harassment makes it to the workplace
    Before we experienced sexual harassment at work, we experienced it somewhere else.
    - 30 Jul 19, 12:17pm -
  • What do your employees even do?
    My inbox and timeline are consistently filled with employee engagement tips. Every day I get something from a vendor or two trying to pitch an HR Tech tool to solve employee engagement or a white paper on effective employee engagement strategy. No ma…
    - 19 Jul 19, 12:55pm -
  • Would your employees hire you?
    I enjoy a good conference, and I especially enjoy a good speaker who is reinforcing things I agree with in a room full of thousands of people. I realize that means I’m participating in a self-serving conference experience and not necessarily someth…
    - 19 Mar 19, 4:20pm -
  • After interview thank you note advice:
    Recently I called on some of my pals to help me navigate a question… What makes a thank you note from a candidate stand out after an interview. Check out what some of the best business professionals had to say below and let us know if you would add…
    - 12 Feb 19, 4:21pm -
  • Don’t do it tomorrow
    Why do it tomorrow when you can do it today? Time management has been my biggest challenge over the last couple of months. I thought after giving up some of my volunteer roles I would have all this free time, but that hasn’t exactly happened. I don…
    - 3 Feb 19, 2:53am -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • Moving Toward Certainty
    We are 2 weeks into a 12 week (?) isolation. Times are uncertain but words like transparency and candor are becoming commonplace. It's been refreshing. When you dig into what is genuinely important, the difference between partnership and product tran…
    - 8 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 10:27pm -
  • Right Now Won't Last Forever
    We are concluding day 3 of mandated social distancing here in Northern California but it seems like it's been 3 months. Its been made apparent that this new style of existence may last for 3 months.... thus feeling as though we've been in the bunker…
    - 17 days ago, 18 Mar 20, 9:25pm -
  • Some Inspirational Educational Material
    It's day one of social distancing and we're still getting used to tribal isolation. My children will be e-learning their curriculum over the next two weeks so to break up the monotony I advised my son to take a look at the video content below. You mi…
    - 19 days ago, 16 Mar 20, 11:17pm -
  • Virtual Culture
    Paranoia, uncertainty, and maybe a bit of loneliness are all turns of phrase to characterize the current state of work. With the fear of disease front of mind, companies have been forced to separate their workforce. For one who espouses Employee Enga…
    - 25 days ago, 11 Mar 20, 3:27pm -
  • 2020 - So Far
    My post at the onset of 2020 looked out at the year to come with wide-eyed (if not intimidated) anticipation. I'd noted that the turn of the decade along with the over-abundance of new years resolutions seemed like a lot to tackle. But, if the first…
    - 36 days ago, 28 Feb 20, 9:10pm -
  • Silo Busting
    "We've always done it this way" - anonymousMicro-Management is the single greatest deterrent to organizational progress in today's workforce. We all know that people don't leave companies, they leave bad bosses. Yet, workplace bullying at the expense…
    - 46 days ago, 19 Feb 20, 2:45pm -

Employment Law Navigator

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

What Goes Around

  • Ocean Dragons
    No one knows for sure if Ocean Dragons exist. In times of uncertainty, seafaring folk will often tell of huge graceful shapes surging just below the waterline, occasionally breaking the surface. But were those dragon scales they saw, or simply the su…
    - 8 days ago, 28 Mar 20, 2:13pm -
  • March Meet The Maker : Phase One
    I recently found out about March Meet The Maker – a month long creative practice diary hosted primarily on Instagram, started by Joanne Hawker. I am enjoying rising to the challenges of the daily creative prompts, and I’ve decided to record these…
    - 25 days ago, 11 Mar 20, 7:05am -
  • Leap Day Rising
    The waiting is over, Leap Day 2020 is here.
    - 41 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 7:42am -

The Social HR Connection

  • Introducing Harlow Creative Co.
    First and foremost, I want to thank those who have stuck with me through my career journey these last 7+ years. From HR and recruiting to content strategy to employer branding, it has been extremely rewarding. Since starting this blog in 2012, I’ve…
    - 26 Dec 19, 7:48pm -
  • An Update from Ashley
    A few years ago, I wrote a blog about the importance of taking a break to recalibrate career and personal goals. After managing this blog and keeping up with social media for years, I needed a mental break so I could find renewed passion for what I w…
    - 7 Jul 19, 3:22pm -
  • 4 Tips to Stay Relevant Before Searching for Your Next Job
    Want to know the best way to be proactive in your job search? Check out my latest VentureFizz post here to learn more.
    - 31 Jan 17, 3:33pm -
  • 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.
    - 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 -

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

  • Grievances and the Hiring Process
    Units of local government have the responsibility to conduct business in the most transparent manner possible.  This includes the hiring process. Applicants for public jobs should feel confident that the selection process was fair and designed so th…
    - 8 Jul 19, 9:39pm -
  • HR Legislative Update Covering: Lactation Room, Nursing Mothers, Severance & EMS Rest Exclusion
    Several new laws have taken effect in the last year that affect Public Employers primarily.  Please review this legislative update carefully and contact me for any further information you may need to ensure compliance.P.A. 100-0947 (January 1, 2019)…
    - 19 Jun 19, 9:53pm -
  • Disciplinary Action up to and Including Termination
    My blogging has been pretty sporadic lately! I just finished an overload semester and had a boat load of client work to handle as well. So unpaid work gets pushed aside. I hope to get more regular on this site as time moves forward. Here's a summary…
    - 28 May 19, 5:50pm -
  • What's New in HR for Illinois Employers?
    By Donna Rogers Skowronski, M.Ed., SPHR, SHRM-SCP via www.RogersHR.comNow – already required in your workplaces New IL Poster required due to ISSERRA change as of 1/1/19.IL Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act requires employers to allow breaks as…
    - 25 Feb 19, 8:11pm -
  • Employer Changes in Illinois: 300 Days Plus New POSTER
    The following are a couple employment related changes all business owners and human resources professionals in Illinois should be aware of.DOCUMENTATION RECOMMENDEDEmployees of any Illinois employer now have a much longer time frame to bring a compla…
    - 10 Oct 18, 4:52pm -
  • Top HR Podcasts Chosen for HR Student Review
    Since 2011, I have incorporated a social learning aspect to my HRM and Strategic HRM course.  The graduate students get to chose while the undergraduates are assigned a specific podcast to listen to each week.  Over the years, I have incorporated b…
    - 27 Aug 18, 2:03am -

Rollercoaster HR

  • 2020 = Read
    As snow softly falls this evening here in southwest Michigan, I find myself looking forward to 2020 and the possibilities that still await us upon the dawn of the new year. While I am not one for making resolutions, I … Continue reading →
    - 96 days ago, 31 Dec 19, 1:53am -
  • Radical Mutuality
    The first time I read the term “radical mutuality” I became giddy. I was reading a piece my boss shared with our team, A Nation of Weavers, written by David Brooks of the New York Times when that term entered … Continue reading →
    - 7 Mar 19, 1:01pm -
  • Good teams
    For the 1st time in my nearly six years as the HR Director in our local school district, I have the opportunity to hire someone onto my own team. This is prompted by the retirement of one of my team … Continue reading →
    - 26 Feb 19, 12:41pm -
  • A love letter, of sorts, to @SHRM
    This is a post that has been lingering in both my mind and on my hard drive for while. While there is certainly some love spoken about, pain and emptiness are part of this story too. I believe the reason … Continue reading →
    - 18 Feb 19, 1:16pm -
  • 10 Percent
    In my world, so far, 2019 hasn’t been a year worth savoring or celebrating. The combination of crappy winter weather (otherwise known as living in SW Michigan!), the sudden death of a valued colleague because of the winter weather, and … Continue…
    - 6 Feb 19, 11:36am -
  • Inspiration can be anywhere
    Inspiration can be defined as the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. It’s said that Salvador Dali found inspiration for his famous painting The Persistence of Memory by seeing melting…
    - 16 Jan 19, 11:59am -

A Leading Perspective

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

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