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  • newHow to Create the Perfect Job Posting (Part 2)
    Check out part 1 to learn more about the Perfect Job Posting Series by clicking here. Subscribe to our RSS feed to be alerted to the entire blog series.  It’s a candidate driven marketplace. The job market including tech is red-hot, and the brigh…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 6:17pm -
  • newWhat About a Tattoo As a “Wearable Device”?
    I have written several times on the use and utility of wearable and embeddable devices in HR, most notably here and here. Some people get squeamish about the thought of embedding a device in their body, while others decry the expense of wearable devi…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 3:17pm -
  • newThe Benefits of Paying Employees to Volunteer
    The holiday season is in full swing, so this is a good time to talk about giving back. This is the time of year when it is common for companies to do food drives and other charitable acts in the spirit of the season. But have you thought about how su…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 3:17pm -
  • Giving thanks at Work. (You better not limit it to November)
    It’s turkey time people. Regardless of what this time of year means to you personally, it’s inevitable that you begin to think about what you’re most thankful for in life whether that’s people, situations, chocolate chip cookies, whatever. No…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 3:17pm -
  • Give Thanks
    As the Thanksgiving season is upon us I think it is worthwhile to take a few minutes to reflect. For those of us in HR, our year is both drawing to a close and increasing in activity. Between open enrollments, Q1 recruitment planning with managers, e…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Nov 15, 6:27pm -
  • 10 days of #HRGoodness
    This year Jessica and I thought we would do something different and try to share in the community that we have created with what we’re calling #HRGoodness. We’d love to have you join in. These are the activities that we’ll be doing over the nex…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Nov 15, 3:17pm -
  • Utilizing Recruitment Metrics is the key to Your Ultimate Candidate Attraction
    Even in our 21st century, data driven world, too many talent management strategies are governed by gut feelings and standard operating procedures that have been around since the middle of last century. Nine of ten respondents to a recent Salesforce M…
    - 43 days ago, 20 Oct 15, 2:00pm -
  • How to Calculate Employee Turnover
    In a perfect world, your recruiting would net you the perfect candidates. They would develop into valuable employees, and separations would happen at the end of a productive and successful career. In today’s more fluid workplace, this rarely happen…
    - 55 days ago, 8 Oct 15, 1:00pm -
  • Why is a Landing Page key to Great Recruiting & Hiring
    The benefits of a well designed Landing Page As a recruiter you can understand the heartbreak of the job seeker who finds that just right job opening only to find that the posting was outdated and leads to a “failure to find” message. You share t…
    - 85 days ago, 8 Sep 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to Use SEO Best Practices to Deepen Your Talent Pool
    SEO, like so many buzzwords on the interwebs, gets thrown around a lot, almost to the point that it loses its meaning. Search Engine Optimization can be a tricky concept to nail down, between changing trends in search and changes to the search algori…
    - 92 days ago, 1 Sep 15, 1:00pm -
  • 10 Great Landing Page Examples in Recruiting & Hiring
    Why a Great Landing Page is Important. When it comes to career and job posting landing pages, not all companies are equal, in fact, some are just down right dreadful. I’ve collected a list of ten great career pages and we’re going to tell you why…
    - 99 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 1:00pm -
  • 19 Best Free Job Boards Recruiters Can Use Today
    Advantages of Free Job Boards When it comes to job boards, there are several of them out there.   In this article we look at some of the best free job boards.   Not every job board is free, especially to a recruiter.   If your looking to maximiz…
    - 18 Aug 15, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Ways to Quit Stealing Blog Content
    If you are receiving this blog from me, it’s likely that instead of calling you out, I’m politely suggesting that you remove my original content that has been copied and pasted onto your site. In short, I’m tired of your shit. I appreciate that…
    - 21 Jan 15, 8:19pm -
  • I’ve Fallen Out of Love with Twitter
    For the last 6 years, Twitter has been the glue that has held my community together. It has facilitated client relationships, business opportunities and even introduced me to best friends. Twitter has been the secret sauce that has catapulted my blog…
    - 29 Sep 14, 2:35am -
  • The Why Behind HR Technology’s Hype Cycle
    I’ve been giving a lot of thought these days to the adoption speed or lack there of when it comes to human resources technology. In trying to explain the cycle, I’ve taken a page from Gartner and how the cycle moves. Adoption is often very slow w…
    - 20 May 14, 11:17am -
  • How to Sell to HR: Current Advertising & Marketing Trends
    The human capital and HR industry is a hard nut to crack. It’s an elitist and exclusive female dominated bunch. The men in the industry likely came from the recruiting or operations side of the house. Outsiders are viewed skeptically particularly t…
    - 19 Feb 14, 8:25pm -
  • Your Company Careers Page is the Heart of Your Employment Brand
    Not too long ago, I wrote about the 9 channels of employment branding. Employment branding is one piece of your overall recruitment strategy. It is the most strategic part of your recruiting plans and activities. Employment branding incorporates trad…
    - 12 Feb 14, 3:52pm -
  • The Difference Between an HR Business Partner & Just HR
    Human Resources. HR. It’s an industry that is elusive in understanding to many including your CEO, hiring manager or employees. Just exactly who is HR and what do they do for your business, compliance and for the employee? I’ve often said that HR…
    - 5 Feb 14, 2:17pm -



  • newDelegation: Doing it Right
    This DATIS blog article, “Delegation: Doing it Right” was originally posted by Wally Bock, Three Star Leadership, on November 19th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. Delegation is one of the ways you can assign work to your team members.…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 2:25pm -
  • Who is Coaching Your Team?
    This DATIS blog article, “Who is Coaching Your Team?“, was originally posted by Elliot Begoun, Linked2Leadership, on November 12th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. Who is Coaching Your Team? This is a question that every leader of a mid…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 1:37pm -
  • How a Reorganization Became a Leadership Disaster
    This DATIS blog article, “How a Reorganization Became a Leadership Disaster“, was originally written by Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS, LLC, on July 13h, 2015 and was reposted with permission. Reorganizations are usually painful and ugly – bu…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 2:45pm -
  • Preparing for a Business Audit
    Tax Audit. The simple phrase is enough to send chills down a business owner’s spine. However, if a tax audit is prepared properly, the chills and uneasy feelings will become obsolete. In many cases, when the IRS contacts you about...
    - 14 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 3:07pm -
  • How Leaders Can Create Informed Employees
    This DATIS blog article, “How Leaders Can Create Informed Employees“, was originally posted by Russ Fradin, Linked 2 Leadership, on November 12th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. Your employees are your lifeblood, and as a leader, one…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 2:07pm -
  • Ten Leadership Attributes People are Looking for in a Leader
    This DATIS Blog Article, “Ten Leadership Attributes People are Looking for in a Leader“, was originally posted by Tal Shnall, Leadership Hospitality, on November 8th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. This week I had an opportunity to…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Nov 15, 3:24pm -

Sagacity | HR

  • Lead by Example: Rosa Parks Set the Bar
    Albert Schweitzer, philosopher and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, said, Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing. The most important action a leader can take is to set an example.  A successful business cannot sust…
    - 44 days ago, 19 Oct 15, 12:00pm -
  • Financial Sector Sees No Job Growth in September
    There were no job gains in the Financial Activities sector in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Jobs Report released on Friday.  Financial Activities, which includes the banking, securities, insurance and real estate sub-s…
    - 58 days ago, 5 Oct 15, 1:12pm -
  • Is It Time to Put the Performance Review on a PIP?
    In an article from the April 2015 issue of HR Magazine, author Dori Meinert discusses the qualitative approaches to employee performance appraisals being chosen by many companies.  The elimination of performance ratings and stack ranking of employee…
    - 75 days ago, 18 Sep 15, 1:39am -

Micheal Vandervort

  • newToday Is Giving Tuesday. Please give for #NoKidHungry
    Today Is Giving Tuesday Organizations like No Kid Hungry use the funds we donate and put it to work in the community, thereby continuing to pay forward.  On Giving Tuesday, if you make a donation, that donation will be matched. #GivingTuesday for #N…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 7:21pm -
  • Labor Relations, Social Media and the NLRB
    My slide deck for Illinois SHRM, the Cement Employer's Association and the Greater Baton Rouge SHRM event. The post Labor Relations, Social Media and the NLRB appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 36 days ago, 27 Oct 15, 12:26am -
    FALL 2015 CUE CONFERENCE – KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!!! The excitement is building and your conference program team is putting the finishing touches on the CUE Conference in Denver. We can’t wait to see you there. As you plan your conference experience…
    - 67 days ago, 26 Sep 15, 4:31pm -
  • Breaking>>Board Issues Decision in Browning-Ferris Industries
    This decision will have far-reaching impacts on the fast food industry as well as many others.  More to come soon. Board Issues Decision in Browning-Ferris Industries In a 3-2 decision involving Browning-Ferris Industries of California, the National…
    - 96 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 8:01pm -
  • NLRB: A woman voted yes for the union and
    you won’t believe what happened next… First ever NLRB election Twitter #FAIL An NLRB decision released this week may represent the first time an NLRB union election was set aside by a “selfie” posted by one of the employees voting in the el…
    - 10 Jul 15, 2:01am -
  • I’m a Poet, but didn’t know it. #SHRM15
    I’m a poet? Over the last four years at the SHRM National Conference it’s become a tradition for a group of HR professionals from across the country to gather and hold a fundraising event for Share Our Stength and their No Kid Hungry campaign.  …
    - 8 Jul 15, 10:41pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newThree Keys to Meaningful Performance Discussions
    There has been this debate going on in the HR space for a few years now around annual performance reviews and whether or not they are necessary or whether they even provide any value. I tend to be on the side that says you don’t have to do away wit…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 3:57pm -
  • Are You Really Giving Your Employees a Holiday Break?
    For many American businesses and employees, tomorrow is a holiday. It is a day off focused on spending time with family and giving thanks for our many blessings. Many employers completely shut down and provide a day off with pay for all employees. Or…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 12:00pm -
  • Leadership is Deliberate
    I believe every single day is made up of millions of little choices. At our home, while driving, at work and any other place we travel each day, we make an enormous amount of choices. Some of those we make on auto-pilot while others are more delibera…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 12:00pm -
  • Should I Call Myself a Consultant to Fill in Job Search Gaps?
    When I was first laid off in 2010 I started going to as many networking groups as I could. At an HR specific group a new acquaintance asked my story and after telling her I had been laid off she said, “Oh so your a consultant now?” with a wink. I…
    - 11 days ago, 21 Nov 15, 12:00pm -
  • Why Business Gaps are Important for Your Employer Brand Story
    In my opinion there is a major piece of an employer’s brand story that we often forget to tell. Maybe it seems embarrassing to share. Maybe businesses want to only focus on the positive. Maybe they just don’t think about sharing this. I get all t…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 12:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • newWhat if your HR Lady was Amish?
    I’m spending the next several days in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area which is the home to the largest and oldest Amish community in the US. I am fascinated beyond belief. I took a trip to this part of the countryThe post What if your HR Lady was…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 12:35pm -
  • Scheduling and Workplace Flexibility
    Many discussions at last week’s #KronosWorks conference centered around a component of workplace flexibility that often causes HR professionals and organizational leaders to break out in a sweat, envision a painful )and potentially futile) change m…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 1:02pm -
  • Data, Systems, and Workforce Management – #KronosWorks
    I’m thrilled to be attending #KronosWorks for the 3rd year in a row. I always have a great time and I’m thankful the team at Kronos keeps inviting me back. Even after I had a bit too much wine at dinner aThe post Data, Systems, and Workforce M…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 1:10pm -
  • PSA: One Candidate’s Experience
    Earlier this year, after 2 years of being a solopreneur running Silver Zebras, I realized that I missed being part of an organization. Correction; I REALLY missed being part of an organization. Oh sure, being master of my domain (inThe post PSA: One…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Nov 15, 12:33pm -
  • What to do BEFORE the “Engagement Survey”
    Gather ‘round and let me tell you a story about employee engagement. This is a simple tale. When you hear it you’ll realize it required neither the purchase of shiny new technology nor the services of a high-priced consultant. NoThe post What to…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Nov 15, 12:14pm -
  • The Real World – #HRTechConf Edition

    - 37 days ago, 26 Oct 15, 11:32am -

HR Tech Girl

  • Finding your ‘dream geek’ just got easier!
    How many times have you (Hiring Manager or recruiter or both) hired a developer or technical resource to only find out one or two weeks later that their technical skills weren’t as advanced as you required? In fact any recruiter or hiring manager w…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Nov 15, 12:43am -
  • 10 new trends in HR technology signal big disruptions by Josh Bersin
    10 new trends in HR technology signal big disruptions – under: ATS, CHRO, HR, HR For Dummies, HR Software, HR Systems, HR Technology, HRIS, HRMS, Learning Software, LMS, Recruitment, Succession Planning, Technology, TMS,…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 11:49am -
  • 4 tips for successfully ushering in new HCM technology
    4 tips for successfully ushering in new HCM technology at your office – under: ATS, CHRO, HR, HR For Dummies, HR Software, HR Systems, HR Technology, HRIS, HRMS, Learning Software, LMS, Recruitment, Technology, TMS, Trai…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 3:34am -
  • Annual HR Systems Survey Analysis
    Annual HR Systems Survey Analysis Is Here! – under: HR Systems
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 3:31am -
  • Searching for new ways to engage and motivate?
    Searching for new ways to engage and motivate the modern employee – under: HR Systems Tagged: engage, HR, HR for Dummies, Motivate
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 3:30am -
  • 5 strategies for improving your company’s employee review process
    Originally posted on Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management:One of the most important aspects of human capital management is being able to examine your staff closely and find the common strengths and weaknesses among your employees. What sk…
    - 97 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 9:02am -

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 -
  • Are you a leader or a manager? Be a linchpin instead
    Print from personal collection by Hugh MacLeod available at qapingvoid By Marylene Delbourg-DelphisYou don't like this question... and you are right!You do not want to come across as arrogant by calling yourself a "leader,” or too pedestrian by s…
    - 89 days ago, 4 Sep 15, 12:56am -
  • How to Improve Communication Within Your Recruiting Team
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellWhen most recruitment teams discuss communications, the focus will naturally go to the outbound communications between company and candidates. While this is essential for successful recruitment and hiring strategies, solid ou…
    - 90 days ago, 3 Sep 15, 1:11pm -
  • I Dub Thee the Year of Communication in Recruiting & Hiring
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellLearn more about how to improve recruiting communication by checking back for this two part series. In the world we live in, a debate rages on. Do we communicate more, or less? We say a lot more, but is it just coming across…
    - 91 days ago, 2 Sep 15, 1:11pm -
  • How Negative Viral Publicity Can Hurt Your #EmployerBrand and What You Can Do About It
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellWhen Martin Beijerinck, discovered the first known virus, in 1898, little could he imagine how his concept of infectious disease would mutate to define the rapid spread of data, information or content through the internet. We…
    - 92 days ago, 1 Sep 15, 1:11pm -
  • Zachary Misko: A rare blend of competence and courtesy in the HR industry
    By Marylene Delbourg-DelphisI do not attend too many tradeshows and conferences per year... Among the ones I like is the HRO Today Forum that takes place annually in May. They also hold annual in events in APAC (Spring) and Europe (November).  The…
    - 96 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 3:37pm -
  • TalentCircles Celebrates 400th Blog with Our Top 10 Recruiting Blogs
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellOn Monday morning, I realized as I hit “publish” on the TalentCircles blog that we had published our 400th blog post. Yes, you read correctly four hundred blogs! You can click here to check it out which post was lucky 400…
    - 97 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 1:11pm -

HR Ringleader

People Equation

  • newMastering Leadership – A Roadmap for Personal Transformation
    Few would argue that “leadership effectiveness” is one of the most important elements of business success. Yet, how many leaders in their organizations make their own leadership development a top priority? Even fewer set out to make a monumental…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 11:30am -
  • newWant to Land that Job? Pay Attention to the “Big 4” of Hiring
    I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study (“EWS.”)  All opinions are mine. Want to find a new job? You proba…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 11:30am -
  • The Many Benefits of Gratitude
    What are you grateful for? Our national holiday of Thanksgiving is tomorrow, so naturally, gratitude is on my mind. I was curious about the tangible benefits of gratitude. Can the act of being grateful have mental benefits? What about physical benefi…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 12:58pm -
  • What You Learn When You Tell People No
    How good are you at saying “no?” It’s a fascinating subject to me. This is probably because I’m still a work in process when it comes to being 100% comfortable saying no. One way to look at saying “no” is from the standpoint of you as the…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 5:52pm -
  • 5 Things to Know When You Move into Senior Management
    Stepping into a senior leadership role has its own set of unique challenges. The scope of your job gets bigger. You have to answer to more people. It’s easy to become distanced from the front-line workforce. I interviewed several business people an…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 11:30am -
  • 23 Leadership Essays via @LeadChangeGroup
    The Lead Change Group is hosting this month’s Leadership Development Carnival. In it, you’ll find over 20 leadership authors, consultants and coaches who wrote about various leadership topics, including: Leaders who have “real” conversations…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Nov 15, 4:32pm -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • new2015 Top Post: Top 25 Rap Lyrics That Shaped My Leadership Style
    I’m on vacation this week, so you’re getting a best of week from The Project. These are the most read posts of 2015 to this point. Enjoy!  Last year I did blog series on The Top 25 Rap Lyrics that shaped my leadership style.  The posts, individ…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 12:59pm -
  • new2015 Top Post: 5 Reasons I Got My @SHRM – SCP
    I’m on vacation this week, so you’re getting a best of week from The Project. These are the most read posts of 2015 to this point. Enjoy!  I’ve been known to rail against the man (SHRM) once in a while.  I only do it, because I care.  If I d…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 12:57pm -
  • 5 Things HR Pros Do At Work The Day After Thanksgiving!
    The Friday after the Thanksgiving holiday has to be the most useless day of work ever.  I know many folks who still don’t get this off as a holiday, and either have to burn vacation or burn PTO to get this day off paid – obviously not including…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 1:56pm -
  • The Sackett Thanksgiving Menu
    It’s Thanksgiving in America and you’re reading a blog post.  I’m assuming a few things about you at this moment: 1. You’re bored because you have family around that is driving you nuts. 2. You’re in a food coma and need the nice warm glow…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Nov 15, 1:14pm -
  • The Best Places To Work for Men!
    Have you noticed that Best Places type lists are starting to go a bit far.  I get we need lists like Best Places to Work for Women, Minorities, LGBT, etc. It just seems like we’ve jumped the shark when it comes to best places to work lists.  At t…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 12:40pm -
  • What Would It Take To Get Your Employee To Leave You?
    Anthology (formerly Poachable) came out with a fun survey recently that polled where current employees of some of the hottest tech companies would go if given the chance.  The results are interesting and really speak to organizational fit, and the…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 12:27pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • newCompanies are ALL Going After the Same 5% of Talent Available
    Here is the deal.  Companies want to hire the best of the best.  It is a recruiters job to find and attract the talent.  Think that is easy?  If you said it is, then I want you to tell me in detail how you would go about doing it.  It isn’t as…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 6:54pm -
  • What a Recruiter REALLY Does- #iamarecruiter
    So, what does a recruiter do?  What value does a recruiter provide?  What is interesting is that you would think most people would get the answer to this question quickly.  In reality though, you would be surprised what percentage of Americans don…
    - 13 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 6:57pm -
  • Answered Prayers- The TRUE Bulls Eye Recruiting Story
    Last year was a crazy year.   I was working at Rosetta Stone and by last summer I knew it was time for a change.  I loved the company and I loved my co-workers, but the fire in my belly to work at that company was just gone.  No fault of Rosetta S…
    - 26 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 8:16pm -
  • How to Effectively Transfer Knowledge Between Baby Boomers and Millennials
    With the anticipated Baby Boomer brain drain that companies are due to face in the near future, many managers are looking for solutions to bridge the growing knowledge gap that the impending mass exodus of Baby Boomers will create. Fortunately, there…
    - 36 days ago, 27 Oct 15, 2:00pm -
  • Forever In Disguise – You are CHEATING YOURSELF!

    - 43 days ago, 20 Oct 15, 10:00am -
  • Why LIE TO YOURSELF? You CAN NOT Hide from Recruiters!
    Three weeks ago I went to a recruiting event in Dallas, Texas called Sourcecon. There were 600 people in a packed room from companies all around the world.  They were talking about sourcing and recruiting strategies to hire people in the hottest mar…
    - 55 days ago, 8 Oct 15, 10:00am -

HR Cloud

  • Is it Time for Your Company to do a Cultural Assessment?
    Those of us who work in human resources talk about company culture a lot. A heck of a lot. But let’s face it, for all the talk, company culture is...
    - 15 days ago, 17 Nov 15, 5:00pm -
  • 5 Most Important HR Stats of 2015
    We’re now nearly through 2015, so let’s look at some of the most important statistics about HR reported in the media so far.   1. The #1 challenge is culture and engagement.  In...
    - 27 days ago, 4 Nov 15, 7:46pm -
  • HR Cloud Launches New Engagement Platform at HR Tech
    HR Cloud drew the attention of HR Tech attendees with the release of its new Engagement Platform. Hundreds of demos were conducted at the HR Cloud booth, and HR pros...
    - 35 days ago, 27 Oct 15, 7:42pm -
  • Great HR is Technology Driven HR – #HRTechConf
    I had a conversation with a colleague the other day about the upcoming HR Technology Conference and Exposition. “Do HR practitioners attend?” he asked. “I always thought that conference was...
    - 54 days ago, 8 Oct 15, 6:55pm -
  • So You Want Productive Employees?
    A recent Forbes article fills us in on the secret of ultra-productive people. Funny thing is that many of the “11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently” go against the grain....
    - 63 days ago, 30 Sep 15, 12:11am -

Women of HR

  • newThe More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same – What Matters to Employers in the Hiring Process #EWS2015
    Editor’s Note: Women of HR has partnered with Spherion on a series of sponsored posts to bring you highlights and commentary from their 2015 Emerging Workforce Study, which contains a great deal of interesting data and statistics about future trend…
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 11:00am -
  • Performance Partnerships with 1on1s: Connect, Calibrate, and Coach
      When it comes to annual performance reviews, it’s clear we’re at a major crossroads in the workplace. With 95 percent of managers dissatisfied with the process — and 90 percent of HR leaders saying annual reviews don’t yield accurate data…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • Getting What You Want In the Workplace
    Recently, I gave a talk to the Association for Women in Communications in Springfield Illinois (aka AWC Springfield) called Getting What You Want in the Workplace.  Since we focus on women in HR on this blog, I thought it was fitting to share wha…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • Job Hunting Over 50
    I am  54 years old.  I have a tendency to start many of my blog posts with this information.  Why?  To add context to whatever I’m passionate enough about to write at that moment.  I’m also an HR professional and I like to think I am progres…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • How Equal Wages Will Win the War for Talent
    It feels as if we’ve been talking about closing the wage gap between the sexes for eons now. Women continue to battle for equal pay for equivalent position and performance, and are still met with lots of nodding heads but little seeming to be done.…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • Machines, Insights, and Team Leaders – #HRTechConf 2015
    Another HR Technology Conference has come and gone….another year, another great show filled with ideas, predictions, and of course all manners of technological innovations, from the smallest start-ups, to the latest and greatest from the big, estab…
    - 34 days ago, 29 Oct 15, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job - Patterson Companies Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Code42 College Recruiting Coordinator - Full Time Job - Ecolab Recrui…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 2:53pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiter - Full Time Job - C.H. Robinson Manager Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job - UnitedHealth Group Sr Recruiter - Full Time Job - Orbital ATK Talent Acquisition...
    - 24 days ago, 8 Nov 15, 2:30pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: VP - Director Of Human Resources - Full Time Job - When I Work Senior Sales Recruiter - Full Time Job - Code42 Contract Sourcer - Full Time Contract...
    - 34 days ago, 29 Oct 15, 5:22pm -
  • VP - Director Of Human Resources Job At When I Work
    Who We’re Looking For When I Work is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Human Resource leader to lead our company strategy around culture and talent relations as we continue to grow. We welcome a leader who can share and...
    - 35 days ago, 28 Oct 15, 12:49pm -
  • Trend: More IT Pros Quitting Their Jobs
    Recruiting… recruiting… recruiting… It’s all everyone in my world talks about. And I get it. But once every six months or so I write a post here about retention… a reminder that we’re all recruiting IT pros and they have...
    - 35 days ago, 27 Oct 15, 8:22pm -
  • 10 Weeks Left On The 2015 Hiring Calendar… Not Exactly
    Take a quick look at the calendar above and you will see there are 10 weeks left in 2015. And you might be thinking… that’s a lot of time to do, finish up end of the year hiring. Yeah umm…...
    - 37 days ago, 26 Oct 15, 4:55pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newToday is #GivingTuesday
    Remember how you ate a bunch of food last week and then went out and bought a bunch of junk for family members who don’t love you during the holiday... Get the RestThe post Today is #GivingTuesday appeared first on Fistful of Talent.
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 3:20pm -
  • newKris Dunn asks Why Don’t We Headhunt People With Sh***y Commutes More Than We Do?
    When it comes to hard to fill positions in tough segments and industries, why don’t we headhunt people with sh**ty commutes more than we do? We all know that a... Get the RestThe post Kris Dunn asks Why Don’t We Headhunt People With Sh***y Commu…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 2:07pm -
  • new“I’m Not Your HR Person” and Other Things You Want To Say To Your Parents
    It’s inevitable. Every holiday or family gathering means that at some point, usually within 45 minutes of your arrival, a parent will pull you aside and say, “Can you take... Get the RestThe post “I’m Not Your HR Person” and Other Things Y…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 4:04pm -
  • new5 Things You Need To Know This Week
    Welcome back to another week with your favorite blogging team! Get back into the swing of things after your holiday with these 5 must-reads! 1.What Gets Made In LA Is... Get the RestThe post 5 Things You Need To Know This Week appeared first on Fist…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 2:38pm -
  • Don’t Post and Pray, Give Thanks Instead
    Thanksgiving is just as much about gratitude as it is about tradition, football, and turkey. On a personal level, I am grateful my health, financial security, family and freedom. On... Get the RestThe post Don’t Post and Pray, Give Thanks Instead…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 2:56pm -
  • 5 Things Naming Your Conference Rooms Says About Your Leadership Style…
    My boy Tim Sackett and I recently had the pleasure of being on the Meridian Knowledge L&D Hangout series, where we waxed poetic a bit on all things leadership.  It... Get the RestThe post 5 Things Naming Your Conference Rooms Says About Your Leader…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 5:36pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • Purpose at Work: It Comes from Within
    Over the last few years a lot has been written about making jobs “purposeful.”Reid Hoffman just posted an article about the importance of purpose, and described how LinkedIn creates...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Service…
    - 17 days ago, 15 Nov 15, 5:45am -
  • HR Technology for 2016: Ten Disruptions on the Horizon
    It’s HR Technology season, and once again vendors are introducing amazing and disruptive new technologies in all areas of HR.  I developed our “Ten Big Disruptions” report again...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services i…
    - 41 days ago, 22 Oct 15, 4:48pm -
  • Workday Introduces Learning: A Fresh Approach To The LMS Market
    A shoe just dropped in the talent management marketplace. Workday introduced Workday Learning, the company’s new solution for learning management (LMS), career development, video content...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 60 days ago, 3 Oct 15, 5:02pm -
  • A New Market is Born: Employee Engagement, Feedback, and Culture Apps
    As the economy grows and the job market gets hotter, employee engagement and retention has become a top priority. As I discuss in Why Culture the Hottest Topic in Business Today, CEOs are bending...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 74 days ago, 19 Sep 15, 5:46pm -
  • Feedback is the Killer App
    All over the world companies are trying to find new ways to change their performance management practices to improve employee engagement, performance, and development.Many are eliminating...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Servi…
    - 96 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 4:14pm -
  • Oracle Gains Momentum in the HR Software Market – A Story of Patience and Focus
    For more than 35 years Oracle has been a player in the software market. Founded in 1977 as a database and technology company, Oracle is now one of the largest players in all areas of business...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory S…
    - 21 Jun 15, 9:09am -

Your HR Buddy

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

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

  • newEmployers: don’t fire employees for taking legally prescribed meds
    Employers should be familiar with the requirements of ADA, at least to the extent that they don’t do what one employer allegedly did. The EEOC announced that it settled for $750,000 a 2009 ADA case against an employer which apparently never even…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 2:00pm -
  • newHow to effectively challenge overqualified employees (so they don’t get bored)
    The CIPD Employee Outlook report is a comprehensive quarterly summary of the work issues that are most frustrating to employees, and what companies need to do to boost engagement and productivity in their workforce. In this quarter’s review, the co…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 5:33pm -
  • newClearFit – DisruptHR Toronto Sponsor Spotlight
    DisruptHR Toronto is pleased to have ClearFit as a Gold Sponsor. It is important to partner with organizations that share the “disruptive” mindset.The post ClearFit – DisruptHR Toronto Sponsor Spotlight appeared first on The HR Gazette.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 4:30pm -
  • newHow to create an enjury-free workspace
    Every morning I settle into my chair, sit up nice and straight, place my fingers piano-player-perfectly on the keyboard, and start working. By about 3:00 pm my graceful posture has deflated into a slight slouch; by 4:30 pm I’m lucky if my rear end…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 2:10pm -
  • Employment agreements – pros and cons of employee contracts
    Making a contractual agreement with a new employee during the potential employee interview process is not common in most fields, but it makes good business sense to do so in some industries.The post Employment agreements – pros and cons of employ…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 8:00pm -
  • Holiday parties – naughty, nice and nonexistent
    Figured the same day I opened up our holiday-party email (we’re having our small departmental one but nixing the gift exchange) would be a good day to share a few holiday-party notes I’ve been compiling to kick off the season.  I guess top of…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 2:00pm -

HR Minion

  • Over thinking it
    I have a conundrum. I don’t think I want to continue with this blog anymore. (Pause for the collective gasps of horror from my audience). I know, I know. For the last year or so I have been finding myself less dedicated to this blog. I can continue…
    - 1 Aug 14, 1:00am -
  • Dogs and Advertising
    One thing you learn very quickly as a blogger, especially if you ever get to be part of a social media team at a conference or event, is that you quickly start getting pitches from marketers about stuff to talk about on your blog. At first, it can be…
    - 24 Jun 14, 12:47am -
  • 11 Reasons Candidates Don’t Want to Work for You
    This past month a great Slideshare was being passed around online, “Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I will Never Hire You” by Mark O’Toole. As an HR pro who’s done her fair share of hiring, I loved it. Sure, none of the informati…
    - 16 Apr 14, 1:50pm -
  • Leaving a Bad Job Before it Starts
    We’ve all had bad jobs before. If we’re lucky, that just meant bad hours or bad pay. The unlucky ones got bad co-workers, hazardous conditions, unethical or harassing environments, or bad managers. Not all bad job situations are the same, but the…
    - 3 Apr 14, 3:53pm -
  • 6 years
    On March 20, 2008 I started my HR Minion Blog. I didn’t know if anyone would ever read or care about what I wrote. I didn’t know how long it would last. But I felt I had something to say about HR and I also wanted to find a way to feel more conne…
    - 20 Mar 14, 11:30am -
  • Thomas the Tank Engine & Your Job Search
    Job searching sucks. Trying to find opportunities sucks, the application process sucks, networking can suck, interviewing sucks, and rejection sucks. It all can be an emotionally draining and dehumanizing experience. I’m just full of sunshine and b…
    - 27 Feb 14, 7:05pm -

HR Tact

  • Carnival of HR: HR Resolutions
    Happy New Year to all! It's that time of year for introspection and reflection. How will you grow this year?As promised... for Carnival of HR I'm hosting "HR Resolutions" from around the globe.  These are various blog posts that speak about new tre…
    - 8 Jan 14, 1:00pm -
  • Hosting HR Carnival (next week)
    January 8th (next week) I will be hosting HR Carnival! I want to see your posts on your HR Resolutions!Send to me at christineassaf at gmail dot com no latter than Monday, January 6th! No hangover excuses! 
    - 31 Dec 13, 4:46pm -
  • Guest Speaker on Drive Thru HR - Check it out!
    Popular Social Networking Internet Radio with DriveThru HR on BlogTalkRadioDriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speak…
    - 18 Nov 13, 7:11pm -
  • Mastering your Resume & Interview: Tips to Get Hired
    My presentation at Houston Tech Fest was recorded and now shared to the world! Check it out! 
    - 17 Oct 13, 2:02pm -
  • Houston TechFest 2013
    Come by and join me at Houston TechFest this Saturday.  I'll be presenting on "Tips and Tricks to Get You Hired" and "Giving Feedback." For event info and schedule - click here. 
    - 25 Sep 13, 8:10pm -
  • What does HR do?

    - 10 Sep 13, 12:00pm -

Everyday People

  • newSpoons !!
    You may not have know this, but I grew up in small town Ohio. My extended family started out primarily as farmers. A few of my cousins still farm, but the majority of us have ventured into different occupations. We … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 2:11am -
  • Belong !!
    This past week I was fortunate to attend one of my favorite events – the SHRM Volunteer Leader Summit. It’s a great event for many reasons, but the main draw for me is being with other HR volunteers. We have … Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 2:54am -
  • Don’t Be a Bobblehead !!
    Everyone has their quirks. Most of the time we keep them to ourselves, but I’m cool with you knowing one of mine. I’m a collector. Not a hoarder, a collector. I have always collected things that interest me. When I … Continue reading →
    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 2:17am -
  • Be a Story Listener !!
    This past weekend I had a true adventure. I went to visit my son at Ohio University for Dad’s Weekend. I have a vested interest in this not only because of my amazing son, but because I’m an alumni of … Continue reading →
    - 23 days ago, 9 Nov 15, 1:58am -
  • Yep.
    One of the best aspects of my job in HR is that I get to recognize our Team Members when they hit years of service milestones. I wrote about this in the past, but here’s a quick recap. When one … Continue reading →
    - 30 days ago, 2 Nov 15, 2:01am -
  • All the Time !!
    One of my favorite daily things to do is randomly call friends on my commute home. I have almost an hour in the car, and it’s a great way to make the time go by. (Don’t worry, I’m a hands … Continue reading →
    - 37 days ago, 25 Oct 15, 8:15pm -

Workplace Diva

  • Five Tips For Taking Kids To the Company Party
    You have received an invitation to the company party that says young kids are welcome. So...are you going to bring your kids, or not? I've been there, shadowing a trouble-seeking toddler who was aggressively roaming the very well-manicured, multi-lev…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 6:12pm -
  • How To Turn Workplace Gift Giving Into A Gift For Yourself
    It's not even mid-November, but this year is moving quickly toward its logical conclusion: December. This means it's time to add new entries to my annual Oh No, It's the Holidays Again! blog series. So far, we've uncovered the unfortunate truth about…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Nov 15, 6:21pm -
  • Workplace Distractions Creep Into the C-suite
    Do you feel like workplace distractions have taken a toll on your ability to concentrate? Take heart, everyone: Senior managers are feeling attention span pain, too! Workplace distractions abound in the 21st Century, and with today's open office envi…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Nov 15, 6:50pm -
  • The Millennials Are the Most Jealous Generation
    A new study reveals which generation is the most likely to have the green-eyed monster quietly lurking within, and I'll warn you now that it isn't pretty. We've already discussed our jealous co-workers, but what drives their envy and how old are the…
    - 26 days ago, 6 Nov 15, 4:44pm -
  • Disclosing A Disability In Cover Letters Is Risky Business
    Imagine you've been handed two cover letters that look virtually identical in terms of qualifications and experience, except for one thing: One of the job applicants admits to a disability on paper. Which one would you interview? Well, a new Rutgers/…
    - 27 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 6:30pm -
  • Half Of Us Have Cracked A Smartphone Screen
    Have you ever cracked the screen on your smartphone, but kept right on using it for months? Well, you might be interested in a Motorola global survey that phones home just how often we crack our smartphone screens, how it happens, and which countries…
    - 33 days ago, 30 Oct 15, 1:47pm -

Corn on the Job

  • How To Take Charge Of Your Marketing Career
    If you’re looking to find work in the marketing industry, you may just want to get good at online marketing. Marketing companies and agencies really like people who know how to befriend Google. In particular, they like people who know about the dif…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 3:42pm -
  • How New Job Search & Recruitment Tools are Changing HR
    Disclosure: Post sponsored by Spherion, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. Yet again, I have another great research article and blog from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce Study findings.  Today’s blog post wil…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 3:20pm -
  • No Job, No Money: Reasons It Could Be the Right Time to Relocate
      Gainful employment and money in your pocket aren’t just ways to pay the bills. The ability to take care of yourself, follow a budget, have a social life and even make future plans are a source of pride and dignity. In light of this, when you fin…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Nov 15, 6:26pm -
  • Double Dipping with Pay and Experience at Your Workplace
    While you may never have had the misfortune to be stuck in a job or even a role that you don’t truly like, many people have found themselves there for extended periods of time. It can truly be a difficult thing to do. Going to work day after day an…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Nov 15, 3:48pm -
  • Career Choices: Top Tips for Accepting or Rejecting That Job Promotion
      Few things are more flattering than being offered a promotion, especially if it is an unexpected surprise. It feels good to know that your contributions are valued, but it is important not to let the good feelings override your good judgement abou…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Nov 15, 2:47pm -
  • Sign of the Times: Knowing When it’s High Time to Change Careers
      One of the toughest decisions you may face is whether or not to continue on your current career path. Everyone’s circumstances are different and just because your friends envy you for your career doesn’t mean you’re always going to be happy…
    - 35 days ago, 28 Oct 15, 5:58pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The One Crystal

  • Okay Guys: Enough is Enough

    - 8 Apr 15, 8:21pm -
  • #HRCarnival: The Truth of Employee Recognition in Branding
    The value of employee recognition goes far beyond branding. The post #HRCarnival: The Truth of Employee Recognition in Branding appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 25 Feb 15, 11:33pm -
  • Being Crystal: The Confessions of an Over-Thinker
    I realized the best thing I could possibly do for myself was to stop trying to figure everything out. The post Being Crystal: The Confessions of an Over-Thinker appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 2 Feb 15, 10:43am -
  • 2014 Year in Review: “Fix You”
    “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”―Abraham LincolnThe post 2014 Year in Review: “Fix You” appeared first on TheOneCrystal.Com.
    - 20 Dec 14, 2:09am -
  • In Response to #AlexFromTarget
    This morning, I weighed in with initial thoughts on the #AlexFromTarget situation; creating a social media phenomenon of one of their employees, a high school student from Frisco named Alex.  It seems to me that while modern marketing both sees and…
    - 4 Nov 14, 5:11pm -
  • Being Crystal: Why I Stay(ed) and Why I Left
    There are things which we hold close to our chest, not really wanting to share with others.  Of course, there are all kinds of reasons for it; but two stick out when it comes to domestic abuse:  there is a sad reality of judgement against the victi…
    - 9 Sep 14, 2:17pm -

The HR Blog

  • Are You Sitting To Death?
    Having a corner seat in the office has been one of the most cherished achievements in an employee’s life, a desk, which has a good, view and can comfortably seat the incumbent for eight to ten hours daily. Did you know that, having a permanent seat…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 5:15pm -

Just Joan

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • How Expensive Will #SHRM16 Hotels Be?
    With the news that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference in Washington, DC, I bring you my 7th annual expose of SHRM hotel costs.To be honest, I gasped when I saw the prices for 2016.   Is this the most expen…
    - 43 days ago, 20 Oct 15, 6:12pm -
  • Why Good #HR Leaders Aren't Worried About the NLRB "Joint Employer" Decision
    Last week, the NLRB ruled in a 3-2 decision that "two or more entities are joint employers of a single workforce if (1) they are both employers within the meaning of the common law;  and (2) they share or codetermine those matters governing the es…
    - 93 days ago, 31 Aug 15, 12:00pm -
  • Why THIS #SHRM Board of Directors election REALLY Matters
    About this time each year, I receive notification that SHRM will be having their annual election for their Board of Directors.  I usually gloss over the names, as few, if any, know how individuals are chosen for the vaunted position, and I rarely ha…
    - 6 Aug 15, 2:25pm -
  • Employee Relations, Tough Conversations, and #SHRM15
    Several years ago, long-time family and friends got together over the holidays for a good meal.  Grown children were back in the nest, and we enjoyed the repast reminiscing about days gone by.The conversation, however, drifted into a discussion rega…
    - 7 Jul 15, 1:24pm -
  • #SHRM15 Day 1 Quick Impressions
    This is my fifteenth straight year of attending the SHRM Annual Conference.  Here are my quick impressions from day 1:As always, kudos to the many volunteers helping to support the Annual Conference.  If you have an opportunity, be sure to thank th…
    - 29 Jun 15, 6:01am -
  • Eleven Things NOT to DO at #SHRM15
    In about a month, individuals will be heading to Las Vegas to attend the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference.  This will be my 15th SHRM Annual Conference, and, based on my years of experience, here are the things you do NOT want to do while attending.1. …
    - 27 May 15, 12:00pm -

HR Potential

  • White Noise
    Noise exhausts me. Particularly background noise. I have a husband who listens to the radio and television at the same time. I have a house full of children who enjoy the hellish din soft play centres. I have to overhear all the problems of my fell…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 6:56am -
  • HR Students: Who to Follow on Twitter
    I’ve never done any kind of “who to follow” or “best of” post before because there’s so many people on Twitter and other platforms sharing great content. However, it’s a question I’m increasingly asked by my students. They’re poised…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 7:44am -
  • Rethinking Networking
    One of the modules I teach involves the use of case studies to bring key Human Resources issues to life. A recent theme was learning and development, with one of the questions asking students to think about learning via networks. This generated some…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Nov 15, 8:12am -
  • #CIPD15 Key Themes Day Two
    @hrpotential‘s lowdown on the key themes of the second and final day of #CIPD15 The right network Linking back to yesterday’s theme of diversity driving innovation, there was a lot to be said on day two about expanding networks. But wait a minute…
    - 26 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 7:39pm -
  • #CIPD15 Key Themes Day One
    @hrpotential‘s lowdown on the key themes of #CIPD15 Day One: The swings and roundabouts of HR Analytics There is little disagreement that the data is there, we just need to use it to make better decisions. Maybe one of the reasons why it hasn’t t…
    - 27 days ago, 4 Nov 15, 7:27pm -
  • 15 Shades of HR #CIPD15
    First of all apologies for paraphrasing the title of what must be this century’s worst successful book, if not ever. Neither is it particularly original, but then what is? I’m more sorry that via the existence of this blog post I’m going to hav…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Nov 15, 12:06pm -

Evil HR Lady

  • new5 Great Habits That Will Make Your Career Soar
    Have you ever had a colleague who seemed to just intuitively know what the boss wanted and, as a result, rose rapidly while you were stuck taking notes and making coffee? Sure, sometimes it’s just luck because their personality matches the boss’s…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 1:04pm -
  • What if Charlie Sheen Were Your Employee?
    Charlie Sheen just announced he’s HIV positive. While Sheen is rich and famous and has all sorts of legal things set up to protect him and his interests, most people with HIV lead much more normal lives. In fact, you may have some people with HIV s…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 1:16pm -
  • This Holiday Perk Could Last Year-Round
    What is a cash-strapped startup to do when the holidays roll around? It’s traditional to give the employees something in December (although, the employees should not get something for the boss, so don’t expect it). So, what to buy? You can, of co…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 1:14pm -
  • What You Need to Know About FMLA
    The Family and Medical Leave Act, better known by its initials, FMLA, has been the law since 1993 when President Bill Clinton signed it. This means that for a good portion of the workforce it’s always been in effect. With a law in effect for 22 pl…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 1:13pm -
  • Star Wars Open Enrollment Period

    - 13 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 9:55am -
  • End of Life Conversations Do Not Belong at the Office
    Remember the death panel conversations? Well, a more sensitive term for this is an End of Life Planning Discussion. These are great things and everyone should be having them-not just the elderly. We never know when we’re going to get in an accident…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Nov 15, 1:11pm -

Lean HR

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

Total Picture Radio


  • Top @Fishdogs Conference Tips for #SHRM15
    This year will mark my 5th year as an official SHRM Blogger.  I attended my first SHRM Annual conference in 2011.  It was a pretty great experience thanks to the awesome SHRM event and social media crews, the Zappos talent team (Craig's amazing Za…
    - 19 Jun 15, 8:32pm -
  • Infographic: Interesting 2014 #SocialMedia Stats
    Microsoft gives us an interesting look on the actual audiences of some our favorite social media platforms.  You might be surprised at the results.  Click on the infographic below for the full view.Interesting 2014 #SocialMedia user stats Facebook,…
    - 6 Jan 15, 3:17am -
  • What Words Get Content Shared the Most on Social Media?
    This great infographic from Quicksprout answers the tricky question of what words get content shared the most on social media.  We know content is king.  But the real trick is to get people sharing your posts so that THEIR networks get exposed to y…
    - 6 Jan 15, 3:09am -
  • Getting Past Your Social Media Anxiety
    Great Infographic for those new to social media or wanting to ramp up their game in a more personal way.View in Pinterest
    - 6 Jan 15, 2:55am -
  • The Fascinating 1st Tweets of the #NewWayToWork Futurists
    This post will show you the first Tweets of some of today's tech and work "futurists", and how to discover the first tweets from anyone or about anything.  Manhattan, mid November 2014, hacking the future of work. The "secret" (ish) meeting spot is…
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  • Acquiring The Souls of Boomerangs: The #NewWayToWork
    We live in an age of diminishing talent in many fields, tech being the most obvious. With the proliferation of mobile technology and do-it-yourself apps, there is less interest in pursuing software development degrees.Companies are going to extremes…
    - 16 Nov 14, 9:49pm -

Inc Blot

  • 12 Rules For Investing
    • In every market, you control what matters most (your behavior). • Risk is a permanent loss of capital. • Start now. Start again tomorrow. • Trouble is opportunity. • “Diversified” does not mean “never going to go down.” • … Co…
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  • The World Needs Your Weird
    My wife and I welcomed our second child last November and as is the time-honored tradition, my mother in law came out to help during those sleepless first few weeks. Taking advantage of the extra hands and much in need … Continue reading →The pos…
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  • Can Being Weird Make You Rich and Happy? – Dr. Daniel Crosby at TEDxBYU

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  • Is now a good time to buy stocks?
    Happy belated Valentine’s Day dear readers- it would seem that irrationality is in the air just as surely as love! The Crosby Irrationality Index was up this month after sitting at just over 71 in January. While the market has … Continue reading…
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  • The Planning Fallacy aka Why Stuff Always Takes Longer Than You Think It Should
    Last November my wife and I were blessed with the birth of Liam, our second child and first son. My wife, who had diligently prepared for all aspects of the baby’s arrival, had been encouraging me to prepare my overnight … Continue reading →The…
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  • Investing and the Danger of the Herd
    “Try the chicken piccata, it’s our most-ordered dish.” “Consider the Richmond, it’s our most popular floor plan.” Salespeople have long understood our tendency to follow the herd and take comfort in outsourcing our decision-making to othe…
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Cost of Work

  • newHow to Build a Brand by Chris Fields
    How to Build a Brand by Chris Fields So, I get calls and emails from time to time from people asking me, “How do you do it?” Interesting question because one, I still ask myself that and two, I remember...Read more
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 12:30pm -
  • The Skills/Talent Gap is Nothing New
    The Skills/Talent Gap is Nothing New Trends get blown-up and overplayed all the time, think beards, camo gear, Soulja Boy and LMFAO ((you know the Party Rock Anthem guys?) LMFAO indeed, all the way to the one-hit wonder bank, say...Read more
    - 23 days ago, 9 Nov 15, 12:58pm -
  • When Was The Last Time You Changed Someone’s Life?
    Human Resources professionals are in a unique position if you believe it or not. We are one of the few positions that can change someone’s life (in a good way). Just in case you have never heard of me, I’m...Read more
    - 91 days ago, 2 Sep 15, 1:00pm -
  • The Human Resource Cycle
    The HR Cycle So much is made of the future of HR. What will it look like? What will HR do? How will things change? As a guy who is not a practitioner but still very much interested in HR,...Read more
    - 28 Jul 15, 12:30pm -
  • Busy? Pish! If You’re On Social Media Then You Have Time
    Busy? Pish! If you’re on social media then you have time. We hear a lot about people wasting time on social media when they could be and should be doing other things. We all procrastinate to some degree – all...Read more
    - 15 Jul 15, 1:00pm -

The Buzz on HR

  • Nothing Left To Ponder
    I’ve been a contributor at the Performance I Create blog since 2012. And although my schedule has become way more hectic and I’ve had to slow down much of my “Buzz” work, I’ve continued to write monthly for PIC without lapse or fail. I beli…
    - 19 May 15, 10:30am -
  • The 5 Phrases That Are Hurting Your Reputation
    On average, we deal with over 100 email messages in our inbox every day. More and more, we rely on our emails to document and track communication between us and the people we work with and for. Knowing this, sometimes, we go too far or not far enough…
    - 19 Feb 15, 12:00pm -
  • Finding the “Flow” at Work
    A couple weeks ago, I downloaded the game app “Flow” onto my phone and tablet. It’s a game where you connect matching colors to fill the board space. The colors cannot cross or overlap; they cannot go outside the game board. You win by successf…
    - 4 Feb 15, 11:00am -
  • From PIC — “HR is Headed for Self-Destruction”
    One of my favorite old skool hip-hop songs is “Self Destruction.” After 20 years, I still know over 90% of the lyrics. It is one of a few old skool jams that causes me to stop whatever I’m doing and lose myself in words and nostalgia for a few…
    - 28 Jan 15, 3:00pm -
  • 5 Reasons I Love Victorio Milian — and You Should Too!
    Three years ago, the folks over at the Starr Conspiracy launched a thing called Tim Sackett Day. Tim is a great HR blogger who just wasn’t getting the love he deserved from the folks out there who make the Top Lists … You know the lists — Top H…
    - 23 Jan 15, 10:00am -
  • How I Would #MakeHRBetter
    I got an email last week from the awesome Steve Browne announcing that he was hosting the first Carnival of HR for 2015. The Carnival has been around for almost 8 years now. Each week, one HR blogger takes a turn hosting. The host selects a theme and…
    - 14 Jan 15, 11:00am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newIs Emotional Intelligence More Important than IQ in Leadership?
    Though there’s no doubt that climbing the career ladder takes a significant level of intelligence, there’s more to succeeding in a leadership role than having a high IQ. In fact, one of the most valuable qualities of a good leader is a high emot…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 6:03pm -
  • new6 Reasons You Should Keep Up Your Job Search During the Holiday Season
    As the holiday season draws in, it’s easy to get distracted by all the festivities going on around you and your job hunt will often get placed on the back burner. It’s a busy time of the year and it’s a common misconception that hiring manager…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 4:03pm -
  • new10 Ways Tech Companies Can Recruit and Retain Women #TechTuesday
    Women in technology — or the lack thereof — is a tricky subject, and one that isn’t easy to resolve. Reports of bias, unequal pay, and limited opportunities abound. Even in the face of numbers that show a direct correlation between more women i…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 2:03pm -
  • new5 Habits That Recruiters Need to Break
    When you’re doing a job day in day out, it’s easy to fall into habits. However, in an ever evolving industry such as recruitment, old habits could lead to you missing out on the best talent. As new technology is introduced, employer needs change…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 6:03pm -
  • newHow to Stay Motivated During the Festive Season
    As well as being one of the most wonderful times of the year, the holiday season can also be a major productivity killer. It’s a time to celebrate and have fun – but what are some ways that you can do this, as well as keeping productivity high? T…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 4:03pm -
  • new5 Common Job Seeking Tips That Totally Contradict Each Other
    Starting a job hunt is a confusing time for a lot of reasons. One of them is that all manner of people will offer you advice you didn’t ask for, on how best to go about it. This would be fantastic if there was just one single way to get a job, but…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 2:03pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • My Morning With Opal Covey. #OpalForMayor
    Ok, so let’s discuss my involvement with Toledo Mayoral candidate, Opal Covey.  Opal Covey was going viral on the internet. Like many Toledoans Americans, I quickly became obsessed. I couldn’t get enough of her. My friends (and even my husband)…
    - 31 days ago, 1 Nov 15, 12:37am -
  • The Bad Friend
    Something like this recently rolled through my Facebook timeline: When do you stop inviting that friend who never shows up to things? The comments on that post went something like this: Three times and then I take it as a hint our friendship is ove…
    - 42 days ago, 20 Oct 15, 9:09pm -
  • One girl. One cup.
    I can’t do it anymore. I’m throwing in the towel. Or rather… the toilet paper. Every morning I’ve been starting my day with a shake from Shakeology. I finally got the recipe to where it was manageable. Lots of ice, a scoop of chocolate powde…
    - 64 days ago, 29 Sep 15, 12:04am -
  • Idiocracy
    Do you ever think, “Dammit. Is there something I’m missing, or am I the smartest human alive?” Samesies. All political debates with men talking about women have me like: #SorryNotSorry #MyUterusDespisesYou #78CentsOnYourDollar #IsTheJokeOnUs? K…
    - 76 days ago, 17 Sep 15, 3:38am -
  • Meredith’s Non-Diet Diet Quest
    You guys, I am getting fat(ter). Here’s the thing, I LOATHE starving myself and sweating. I’m a happy eater, who has been living a pretty fantastic life this past year. And I’m very busy, like most moms. I want the magic bullet. I once took Ad…
    - 82 days ago, 11 Sep 15, 12:30am -

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • PIC Podcast Episode IV : Cursing at Work, Ban the Box and Black Friday
    Our latest episode (IV) of the PIC podcast. In this episode Sarah William and Keirsten Greggs hosts Janine Truitt, Chris Fields and PIC Creator, Chris Ponder returns for one more fantastic ride. We discussed Cursing People out at Work, President Obam…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 2:49pm -
  • It’s a Great Time To Be On PIC
    Hi All, We are taking a little holiday break but we will be back in 2016. I’ve been with PIC for nearly 5 years, longer than any other contributor and I believe we are just hitting our stride. We have gone through some changes but the content, visi…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 1:30pm -
  • Do the Crap That Scares You
    Over three years ago, I was asked to join Performance I Create. It was both an honor and something that scared the mess out of me, because I was joining the ranks of some of the best and brightest in HR. If I had let my very unreasonable fear of bein…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Nov 15, 1:30pm -
  • A Camera and a Computer Equals Creativity
    Today’s post is about creativity, something many of us in Human Resources  could us a little more of.  Sadly much of my creativity has been overtaken by 941’s,  1099’s, WH381s and the like.  Today I am recycling something from the past. In…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 1:29pm -
  • You Know It’s Time to Make a Job Change If …
    As I reflect on 2015, I can’t help but think of how many friends I know who’ve made serious career moves this year. I’ve watched many friends leave crappy jobs and go to new ones … And, while this is worth celebrating, it isn’t really a sur…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Nov 15, 1:30pm -
  • Make Your Mark !!
    It’s no secret I am a huge MN Twins fan. There have been a number of legendary players to don the Twins uniform, Tony Oliva, Harmon Killebrew, Kent Hrbek, to name a few. Their legend goes beyond player stats and extends into who they are and what t…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 1:30pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • newWhy is Computing History Vanishing?
    When future generations of computer scientists look back at the advancements in their field between 1980-2015, they’ll turn blank pages. Historian Martin Campbell-Kelly points out that “up to the late 1970s, software history was almost exclusivel…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 6:05pm -
  • HackerRank Disrupts IT Hiring [CIO]
    Tech companies have often left talented coders behind in their quest for chasing students from top-notch universities. Here’s how young guns like HackerRank are changing talent acquisition as we know it.The post HackerRank Disrupts IT Hiring [CIO]…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Nov 15, 5:04pm -
  • Blockchain and The Decentralization Of CS Education

    - 30 days ago, 2 Nov 15, 5:58pm -
  • The New Normal of CS Education: Artificial Intelligence
    This is the 1st of a 2-part article in which HackerRank CEO & Cofounder Vivek Ravisankar evaluates why self-learning is the new normal of CS education.  If all humans have the same brain capacity—about 300 million pattern recognizers in our cort…
    - 43 days ago, 20 Oct 15, 4:48pm -
  • Q&A with Gayle Laakmann McDowell on Acing Programming Interviews
    Last week, the renowned Gayle Laakmann McDowell, author of Cracking the Coding Interview and CEO of, live streamed a 1-hour Q&A session in honor of this weekend’s Women’s Cup, an all-female online hackathon. She offered a wide rang…
    - 51 days ago, 12 Oct 15, 4:09pm -
  • Can Programmers Change the Government?
    There will come a day when “FedEx Sends Package via Space” will blow up our augmented reality lenses. But which entity will achieve such a feat: Private or public? Which would you bet on: SpaceX or NASA? Over 50 years ago, NASA was cemented acros…
    - 56 days ago, 6 Oct 15, 7:19pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newWage-and-hour issues continue to confound employers, with more looming
    Two stories on Employment Law360 caught my attention: McDonald’s To Pay $1.5M To Settle Workers' Wage Suit and Wage Suits Hit Record High Amid Focus On Worker Rights. First, McDonald’s Corp. agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit claimin…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 1:11pm -
  • newShould you allow employees to shop online from work?
    Today is Cyber Monday, the day online retailers promote their (alleged) deepest holiday discounts. It is estimated that more than 125 million Americans will take advantage of these sales and shop online today. And, many, if not most, of them will…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 12:45pm -
  • Everything you want to know about employee holiday pay (but are afraid to ask)
    Yesterday I said that I’d be back next week, but then I checked the analytics for my site and noticed a huge spike for a post that digs deep into the archives: 8 things you need to know about holiday pay. So, since tomorrow is Turkey Day, with most…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 1:04pm -
  • Announcing my induction to the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame
    Most people assume that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame indicated seminal acts such as the Rolling Stones as part of the museum’s inaugural class. Those assumptions are wrong. The Stones did not earn their enshrinement until 1989, in the Hall’s four…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 1:05pm -
  • One early unexpected result from the NLRB’s ambush election rules
    The first six months of the NLRB’s ambush election rules have resulted in one expected result and one unexpected result. On the expected front, the median time from the filing of a representation petition to the holding of an election has dropped…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 12:27pm -
  • WIRTW #391 (the “headliner” edition)
    In my never-ending quest to turn my legal blog into a promotional blog for my daughter’s nascent music career, I bring you the debut performance of this year’s School of Rock Jr. Headliners — Sunday, December 6, from 4 to 8 pm, at Coda (a new,…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 1:14pm -

The Recruiting Unblog

  • Could Moocs be the next big thing in college recruiting?
    If you follow the learning and development community, then Moocs, or Massive On-line Open Courses won’t be a new concept. They have been gaining momentum, popularity and adoption since first appearing in 2008. .Wikipedia defines a Mooc…
    - 14 May 14, 5:16am -
  • The Talent Tipping Point
    I’ve never been a big fan of the talent community concept. I get the idea. It would be nice if jobs, careers and companies were interesting enough to support real communities. A real community in my opinion, enables everyone to…Read m…
    - 13 May 14, 3:08am -
  • Mental Health And Recruiting: A Little Honesty
    I’ve been thinking of re-launching my blog, and today I think I have something important enough to start writing again. Yesterday, at #truStockholm, I got in to a bit of a conversation with someone about mental health, and how to…Read more →R…
    - 12 May 14, 5:25am -
  • The #trulondon9 Schedule: Feb 26. Live from London
    This #trulondon is all change. We’ve tightened things up by making the tracks 40 minutes, we’ve gone back to the City Hotel, which many past participants have called our spiritual home deep in Brick Lane, and we’ve added “show and…
    - 23 Feb 14, 12:24am -
  • Big Data and Recruiting. A new @BillBoorman Whitepaper
    Related posts:Free Whitepaper: From Transaction To Relationship: The Agency Opportunity If you’ve seen me speaking recently at the Recruitment Agency...Big data in the recruiting process with Gild #HRTechEurope I’m live blogging from #HRTe…
    - 21 Feb 14, 1:15am -
  • #trulondon 9 – Feb 26’th – All new line up

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

  • HR tips for a fast growth startup company
    While out at SXSW recently, I got the chance to catch up with ZipRecruiter.  As a fast growing tech startup, building a team AND supplying their core product to small/medium businesses around the world, I thought they might have some interesting th…
    - 7 Apr 15, 2:11pm -
  • Five things from SXSW 2015
    With my fifth SXSW safely tucked away, I’m now familiar enough with the pattern to know the learning hits in three stages: the stuff that hits you in the face while in Austin, the stuff that seeps out of your subconscious as the margaritas evaporat…
    - 20 Mar 15, 10:54am -
  • Agile recruiting – and DiceTalentNet highlights
    Had a great day at TalentNet yesterday – wanted to share a few takeaways, my slide deck, and also some appreciation for those behind it.  Trying to get anything organised during SXSW is a battle – vying for venue space and more importantly, peo…
    - 14 Mar 15, 2:28pm -
  • SXSW, DiceTalentNet and Data: good & evil
    Been a busy few months and fallen right out of the habit of blogging!  Time to spur it on, since SXSW beckons later this week, which means it’s about five years since I started this. I certainly remember writing up some reflections after my fir…
    - 10 Mar 15, 11:33am -
  • Security for your social data – from the inside
    After the recent Sony hack, I’ve seen a load of posts on security, password managers, two-step authentication and more – all of which are a good step towards protecting your accounts from trouble. However, I haven’t seen anything on protecti…
    - 18 Dec 14, 1:14pm -
  • Fabric – startup HR launch, courtesy of HRTechEurope
    I’m back at HRTechEurope this week (fourth time, I think?) – and it’s clear the event is bigger than ever. I’m guessing maybe 2,500 people in total, certainly a serious buzz. Previous visits have included representing existing vendors in th…
    - 23 Oct 14, 11:41am -

Take It Personel-ly

  • newSimplify Your Business With These Techniques
    Most business owners would agree that simplifying their operation is a good idea. As the saying goes; “Work Smarter, Not Harder”. There’s no need to work harder than is necessary to be productive and enjoy the benefits. Ideally, you should al…
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Dec 15, 1:49am -
  • newGender and the Universal Model – Mastering Leadership
    For most leaders today, complexity is outpacing their personal and collective development. Most leaders are in over their heads, whether they know it or not. The most successful organizations over time are the best led.  While this has always been t…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 5:41pm -
  • newTop Tips To Take Webinar Marketing To The Next Level
    Okay, so what is a webinar? Good question, because a lot of readers will be thinking the same thing. A webinar is a seminar that is on the Internet, and they are a great source of advertising for businesses. Instead of having to organize meetings for…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 4:18pm -
  • newHolographic Technology And The Many Industries That Use It
    As holographic technology becomes more widespread, innovative industries are using 3D holograms in a variety of practical, creative and entertaining ways. Image by LuchezarS via Flickr The use of holographic technology in a variety of industries is b…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 1:39pm -
  • newReview: HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477DFW
      While smartphones, tablets and computers may be on your holiday wish list, you may want to consider adding a new printer to the holiday shopping list as well. If you work from home, have a family that needs access to a printer or even have a small…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Nov 15, 8:38pm -

Make HR Happen

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

No Excuses HR

  • newTeach or Stop Leading
    "No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it."- Peter DruckerExpectationsThe leadership lens I use to see the world often tricks me. I am accustomed to talking about leadership behavior, leadership style, leadership savvy,…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 1:13pm -
  • No Shame this Season
    "When I look back upon my life,it's always with a sense of shame.I've always been the one to blame."Happy Holidays?One of the most exciting times of the year is kicking off right now...the hectic, joyous, family-oriented and festive stretch from Than…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 7:04pm -
  • The Morning After
    I spend a lot of time focusing on action in my work. Building plans, developing complicated and sensitive relationships, and making decisions quickly to keep a long list of priorities moving forward.Lots of time, energy and words invested in my daily…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 1:12pm -
  • You I Need
    I think it's fascinating how some leaders make their lives so difficult. Those same leaders typically make the lives of those around them equally as difficult, yet they can't see how disruptive they are. SMH.I Need You (in the mirror)There is a simpl…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 2:05pm -
  • HR Reflections: Learning to Lead
    CrawlingIt was all about that first opportunity...and learning what I didn't know. Laws, compliance, rules, policies, structure, control, process...that was good HR.Then it was about managing...and learning what I didn't know. People, behavior, exp…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 12:52pm -
  • Apex Predator
    I'm a super competitive guy. I like to win. I push myself hard at work, in my workouts, and in how I try to cram two lives into just one. I like the pressure to differentiate myself, my company, and my clients from the competitors in their respective…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Nov 15, 1:18pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • Yoga Pants and Conformity
    Yoga pants are everywhere. The other day I was in Starbucks and noticed most of the women in the store were wearing yoga pants. I counted approximately 20 women and 18 were wearing the same black, super skin-tight pants.The post Yoga Pants and Confo…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 9:12pm -
  • The Big Lie: Nothing Will Change
    Employees are told a big lie in most mergers or acquisitions. What is that big lie? Nothing will change. The underhanded purpose of this statement is to calm down the troops so they will keep their heads down and work hard to complete the details of…
    - 21 days ago, 10 Nov 15, 10:02pm -
  • 29 Signs You Lack Self-Awareness At Work
    Dr. Carl Jung, the late Swiss psychiatrist, once said, “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Society, including you and me, needs to learn from the annoying habits of others. We need to learn ho…
    - 26 days ago, 6 Nov 15, 12:12pm -
  • You Deserve A Great Workplace
    Employees deserve to be employed by a great workplace. At a minimum, people should be treated with respect and dignity. They don’t need gourmet chefs, company restaurants, ping-pong tables or a concierge. Employees need an environment built on trus…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Nov 15, 5:22pm -
  • Karma is Ruthless for Baby Boomers
    Baby Boomers sowed into the wind and now are reaping a whirlwind. After graduating from business school, recruiters told me I didn’t have enough experience although I had worked three years at an energy company in the public relations department. I…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Nov 15, 3:46pm -
  • 5 Types of Speakers
    After attending a great number of local training sessions, regional continuing education seminars and national convention keynote speeches, I have determined there are at least five types of speakers: #1 Hurling Harry He merely spews memorized inform…
    - 35 days ago, 28 Oct 15, 3:41pm -

HR Remix

  • Get The Wrong People Off The Bus
    Last week I read an article about a startup called Code42, based in Minneapolis.   After raising additional funds and seeing 100% year over year growth employees might have felt pretty good about their future.  Or maybe not…   The company recen…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 12:45pm -
  • Please Be An Advocate For Veterans
    Last week I closed out the year with PIC discussing veteran hiring and the positive role HR can play in that process. In the video I talk specifically about how HR can combat various stereotypes about veteran hiring and help hiring managers understan…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 12:00pm -
  • End Your Week On A Positive Note
      I just wrapped up my week on an incredibly positive note at the Northeast Ohio Women’s Leadership Conference.   I realize the “incredibly” in that sentence is redundant but it fits.  The conference featured women in leadership positions f…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Nov 15, 12:30pm -
  • The Bad Manager Hangover
      Moving into any new leadership role can be difficult.  It is even more difficult if you are inheriting a team that has been badly managed or neglected. In these teams you’ve inherited a situation that is a challenge for the most-experienced lea…
    - 51 days ago, 12 Oct 15, 11:30am -
  • Performance Doesn’t Happen Without Accountability
    We need more accountability.  We need it from our politicians,  our leaders,  our friends and of course – ourselves. If you want to move your organization further, get better results or just make it a nicer place to work we have to push for acco…
    - 64 days ago, 29 Sep 15, 11:06am -
  • The Weekly reMix – HR Lite Edition
    Not much HR this week.  Shocking I know.  I guess that my insights and interests were other places as some big events happened this week, culminating of course with the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks today. I’ve never written about that d…
    - 82 days ago, 11 Sep 15, 10:53am -

Talent Culture

  • newEleven Skills to Robot-Proof Your Career
    Will a robot take your job within the next decade? The answer is absolutely, unequivocally … it depends. Mechanization and automation have, of course, been eliminating or drastically reducing employment in various professions for more than two cent…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 11:30am -
  • newBe More Productive with Remote Workers
    Are you seeking a way to enhance productivity in the office? Counter to what you may be considering, it may be beneficial for you to offer employees the opportunity to work remotely.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 24% of American…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 4:23pm -
  • newHow To Get The Most Out of Your Job Ad
    So, you’re hoping to create some buzz around the job ad you’ve just published on your careers page? Today’s recruiting environment is competitive and complex. Recruiting the best candidates starts with making the right first impression—and us…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • newThink Beyond Mobile Apply for a Stronger Mobile Candidate Experience
    For more insights on recruitment marketing best practices employed by the world’s leading organizations, including mobile candidate experience, get a free download of SmashFly’s Recruitment Marketing Report Card for the 2015 Fortune 500.  This…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 15, 10:17pm -
  • The Five Secrets to Retaining Millennial Talent
    The job market is definitely heating up. Millennials, now the largest demographic in the American workforce, are moving into leadership positions. Wired from birth, Millennials have different expectations than their older colleagues, and those expect…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 11:30am -
  • A Contrarian Approach to Time Management
    Is it time to do a 180 degree shift on the subject of time management? So much has been written on how to manage one’s time more effectively; I sometimes wonder if the guidance being offered by so many “experts” is resonating with people. In to…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 11:00am -

Recruiting Animal

  • Jacob Madsen, Recruiter
    On November 4, 2015, Jacob Sten Madsen was the guest on The Recruiting Animal Show. We spent half of The Recruiting Animal Show talking about how to turn down a candidate who has lost out on a job with compassion. The featured guest, Jacob Madsen was…
    - 27 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 4:14pm -
  • Turning Down a Losing Candidate
    On November 4, 2015 we spent half of The Recruiting Animal Show talking about how to turn down a candidate who has lost out on a job with compassion. The featured guest, Jacob Madsen was joined in the discussion by Amy Miller and Michael Cox. Amy had…
    - 27 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 11:38am -
  • Long-Term Recruiting Conversations
    Source: Rachel Saunders interviewed by J.T. O'Donnell (edited) To get the best people, a recruiter has to start lots of dialogs and earn the trust and respect of the talent she wants to hire. The process can take months but ensures the candidate take…
    - 38 days ago, 25 Oct 15, 3:39pm -
  • How To Contact Candidates
    Source: Ryan Leary I spent a lot of time at Sourcecon listening to presentations talk about how to use the phone over email -- or email over phone -- and the best ways to say hello to a candidate. It's a silly conversation and a waste of time. If you…
    - 38 days ago, 25 Oct 15, 3:30pm -
  • First Recruiting Contact - Send Personalized Email
    Source: Rachel Saunders, Yahoo recruiter interviewed by J.T. O'Donnell (edited) I invest a lot of time researching candidates b4 contacting them. This helps me customize my email. And that differentiates me from other recruiters. And that's important…
    - 38 days ago, 25 Oct 15, 3:19pm -

Amplify Talent

Strategy Focused HR

    Please check out our new website atwww.strategyfocusedhr.comWe will no longer post to this site.  Thank you very much for your support over the years.  Please join us at the above so that we can stay connected.
    - 24 days ago, 8 Nov 15, 9:47am -
  • Only Time Will Tell If You REALLY Believe That Employees Come First
    There are only three agenda items at our executive meetings: People, sales, and profit.In what order I asked? “That is the order,” was the response.Everyone in the room looked on like an approving parent.I belong to a group in Dubai that we calle…
    - 70 days ago, 23 Sep 15, 10:45am -
  • Are You Making Sure To Change Your Talent Along With Your Strategy?
    I have never had strategy and talent explained that way. I am a professor at a Business School here in Dubai and I teach strategy. We should put something together.At the end of one of my speeches, I was approached by this professor who gave me his b…
    - 70 days ago, 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…
    - 70 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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

  • Spooky: Ninjas, Workhorses & Zombies
    A couple of years back I fulfilled a professional dream to write (and get published) an article that makes gratuitous use of the words zombie and ninja - and as one might expect with such subject matter it's a bit spooky (or at least makes one questi…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Nov 15, 4:47pm -
  • "The Single Biggest Problem. . ."
    Graphic Photo Credit: RubioBuitrago via Compfight cc
    - 30 days ago, 2 Nov 15, 12:00pm -
  • Some Midweek Wisdom
    Graphic Photo Credit: Jeremy Brooks via Compfight cc
    - 41 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 7:57pm -
  • Nine Questions
    The next participant in The Field Guide's interview series - "Nine Questions" - with HR thought leaders is Kyle Jones - a favorite of the many HR bloggers I read on a regular basis (and a fellow Whovian to boot). Below, Kyle gives us his thoughts…
    - 58 days ago, 5 Oct 15, 2:18pm -
  • Assess, Measure, & Manage - Oh My!
    I'm excited to share that I have a new article up over at TalentCulture titled, "Performance Management: Going Beyond the Appraisal." It is my hope that in addition to the sporadic pieces I write and manage to find homes for at places like TLNT, ERE…
    - 65 days ago, 28 Sep 15, 12:39pm -
  • Flying on a Jet Plane
    Next week is the CUPA-HR National Conference in scenic Orlando - the university has four separate presentations and will be the recipient of the National HR Excellence Award; of the four presentations we're fortunate to facilitate, I am leading two o…
    - 69 days ago, 24 Sep 15, 11:00am -

HR Nasty

  • Interns and internships, how to get noticed and hired
    Can interns manage their manager? Todays post is on mentors, mentee’s and all of the feel good that surrounds what is right about these relationships. If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know I am a big proponent of mentors and I…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 3:51am -
  • Phone Screen, HR exec explains the most common mistakes and how to prepare
    Phone screen, the common mistakes Phone screens are the great unknowns in the job interview process. I believe the phone interview is the easiest interview to prepare for and the intent of this post is provide reasons why and confidence. My goal is…
    - 27 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 2:34am -
  • Managing workplace change, how to survive this career killer
    How do you react during workplace change? This is just a personal observation on change in the workplace, but I believe that 90% of employees feel they handle change in a positive manner. As a casual observer that is usually involved with rolling o…
    - 34 days ago, 29 Oct 15, 3:56am -
  • Annual Review, how to take control of your career
    Take control of your annual review There is a lot of talk about Fortune companies moving away from annual reviews. I am sure this isn’t news to anyone reading this blog, but some quick hit facts: GE, the company that made the annual review famous i…
    - 47 days ago, 16 Oct 15, 3:05am -
  • Thank you note after the interview: hand written or email?
    HR Executive breaks down the pros and cons between the hand written and email thank you note after the interview. Which one makes or breaks your job search?The post Thank you note after the interview: hand written or email? appeared first on by HRN…
    - 55 days ago, 8 Oct 15, 5:49am -
  • Job interview insight
    Job Interview Insight I just had drinks with a couple of great friends / colleagues and half way through the conversation I literally burst out with a “F’me, I’m a dumbass! I wish I had recorded this conversation, this would make a great blog p…
    - 62 days ago, 1 Oct 15, 4:25am -

HR Gal Friday

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

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

RU HRelevant

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

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

    - 11 Feb 15, 3:13am -

Christopher in HR

  • newGifts

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  • This Blows
    The following was originally written for and shared by my friends at Performance I Create Ah, Fall. Even in my part of the sunny south Fall has finally arrived with a chill in the air, the morning mist and yes, … Continue reading →
    - 26 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 11:39pm -
  • Mercy
    The quality of mercy is not strain’d. In one of William Shakespeare’s most elegant passages (that’s saying a lot folks) Portia reminds us – cross-dressed in the guise of Balthazar since women could not address the court – that the … Conti…
    - 43 days ago, 20 Oct 15, 10:55am -
  • Nilometer
    How high is the water? In ancient Egypt the Nile was the source of life and death. Even today this almost entirely desert country depends heavily on the annual flooding of the Nile as the melting snow packs in Ethiopia … Continue reading →
    - 48 days ago, 15 Oct 15, 8:50am -
  • Pride
    Get it right. Recently I watched a documentary on Canadian small farming ( which I enjoyed (and reminded me why I never wanted to be a farmer.) While harvesting broccoli one farmer says to the other in disgust – look … Conti…
    - 57 days ago, 6 Oct 15, 12:08pm -
  • Determination
    Are you committed? In the canon of self-help/self-motivation literature virtual and hard copy I see lots of advice and admonition today. Build your brand, be different, lead, listen, collaborate… That’s a lot of stuff. And unless said-advice is e…
    - 58 days ago, 5 Oct 15, 11:11am -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • What matters most, and who decides?
    Maybe you have had an experience similar to this… A number of years ago I went to work for an organization that in the interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding process was very focused on, and proud of, its core values. And they were good values. The…
    - 89 days ago, 4 Sep 15, 2:48pm -
  • Where shall we go from here? The Future of Diversity and Inclusion.
    10 years ago, I did quite a bit of “101” stuff. I did a lot of presentations on what diversity and inclusion mean for the workplace of today, and a lot of making the business case. I do very little of that today, and much more regularly am intera…
    - 3 Jul 15, 4:01pm -
  • Kids, Vegas, Poetry and a little help.
    See you in Vegas? The 2015 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition is rapidly approaching and it is in Las Vegas this year. This is a big conference, so there would be lots to do and see regardless of where it was held, j…
    - 16 Jun 15, 1:03pm -
  • Does gender make a difference in the hiring process? Of course not, right?
    You are a fair employer. You try to look at all candidates equally and don’t discriminate based on demographics. You care about talent. But like it or not, stereotypes and unintentional bias impact our thought process and decisions in complex ways…
    - 7 May 15, 1:41pm -
  • How will you win the war for height?
    We all know that tall people make better employees, are more driven, and have superior leadership skills…that goes without saying, but how much do you base your hiring decisions on height? A little? A lot? On a scale of 1-10 how important is height…
    - 30 Apr 15, 3:35pm -
  • Uphill or Downhill?
    Difference can be a powerful catalyst. The tension of difference is at the root of all change, learning, and innovation. None of these things can happen without the inclusion of different ideas, information, perspectives, identities, experiences, pra…
    - 16 Apr 15, 2:02pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • newCuba and Maslow
    Last week I wrote about some of my experiences on a recent HR study delegation to Cuba. My comments were pretty tough. With another week of reflection behind me, I want to write about the people of Havana, not the … Continue reading →
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 10:30am -
  • Cuba: Jerry-rigged To Fail
    Gerry Crispin and I led a delegation of 21 senior HR executives to Cuba last week. I’m still processing what we experienced and learned, but wanted to share some high level observations for you. First of all, read Laurie Ruettimann’s … Continue…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 10:30am -
  • Should You Care About Worker Happiness?
    Universum has just published another fascinating survey analysis that should be required reading for any leader wondering about the engagement of their employees, humanity in the workplace, or whether or not their workforce is happy. The summary is a…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Nov 15, 10:30am -
  • Sometimes it IS about the methodology!
    There’s no denying that Linkedin is a 600 pound gorilla in the talent acquisition space. But as I write that, I wonder in what space exactly Linkedin is. Wikipedia says Linkedin is a business-oriented social networking service. Linkedin says it’s…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Nov 15, 10:30am -
  • Annual HR Systems Survey Analysis Is Here!
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference each fall is the publication of the annual HR Systems Survey White Paper by Sierra-Cedar. With the retirement of long-time analyst Lexy Martin, Stacey Harris has stepped up magnificently and publi…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • Get To Know Me: Here Comes GenZ
    We haven’t quite got GenY figured out, and here comes GenZ! Universum, the global employer branding firm, has conducted a GenZ survey and found some interesting conclusions. In Generation Z Grows Up we’re given a bit of a peek into … Continue r…
    - 36 days ago, 27 Oct 15, 10:30am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newKnow what game you're playing
    Three separate but sort of related stories from the worlds of music, movies, and sports that all seem to point in the same direction, even if it might not seem so at first glance. First, the background information, and then the (painfully obvious) co…
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 2:00pm -
  • newLearn a new word: Face with tears of joy
    At the risk of sounding a little too much like the 'get off of my lawn' old codger that I am fighting against becoming, please take a look at the image on the left, your Oxford Dictionaries 'Word of the Year' for 2015 and try hold back your tears for…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 2:00pm -
  • HRE Column: Thinking about HR Tech User Experience
    Here is my semi-frequent reminder and pointer for blog readers that I also write a monthly column at Human Resource Executive Online called Inside HR Tech and that archives of which can be found here.As usual, the Inside HR Tech column is about,…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 2:06pm -
  • For your Holiday weekend viewing: The 8 Man Rotation's favorite sports movies
    We're heading into a long holiday weekend, at least in the USA, and it is quite possibly the greatest holiday of them all - Thanksgiving. Eating, drinking, sleeping, eating some more, taking in some sports on TV or in person, shopping - it is the qui…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 2:00pm -
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: The Citi Smarter Worklife Challenge
    I had a call last week with some really cool folks from Citigroup, often shortened to just Citi, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations. Even for such a large, well-known global brand, the challenges facing Citi are n…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 1:00pm -
  • Biases, ranked
    I love when things work out exactly as I thought they would. I also love when I overestimate my own ability and when I forget what it is like when people do not have as much information on a subject as I have. And when I underestimate how long it is…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 2:00pm -

Women of HR

  • newThe More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same – What Matters to Employers in the Hiring Process #EWS2015
    Editor’s Note: Women of HR has partnered with Spherion on a series of sponsored posts to bring you highlights and commentary from their 2015 Emerging Workforce Study, which contains a great deal of interesting data and statistics about future trend…
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 11:00am -
  • Performance Partnerships with 1on1s: Connect, Calibrate, and Coach
      When it comes to annual performance reviews, it’s clear we’re at a major crossroads in the workplace. With 95 percent of managers dissatisfied with the process — and 90 percent of HR leaders saying annual reviews don’t yield accurate data…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • Getting What You Want In the Workplace
    Recently, I gave a talk to the Association for Women in Communications in Springfield Illinois (aka AWC Springfield) called Getting What You Want in the Workplace.  Since we focus on women in HR on this blog, I thought it was fitting to share wha…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • Job Hunting Over 50
    I am  54 years old.  I have a tendency to start many of my blog posts with this information.  Why?  To add context to whatever I’m passionate enough about to write at that moment.  I’m also an HR professional and I like to think I am progres…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • How Equal Wages Will Win the War for Talent
    It feels as if we’ve been talking about closing the wage gap between the sexes for eons now. Women continue to battle for equal pay for equivalent position and performance, and are still met with lots of nodding heads but little seeming to be done.…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • Machines, Insights, and Team Leaders – #HRTechConf 2015
    Another HR Technology Conference has come and gone….another year, another great show filled with ideas, predictions, and of course all manners of technological innovations, from the smallest start-ups, to the latest and greatest from the big, estab…
    - 34 days ago, 29 Oct 15, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

  • newPhotos, Fear, and Inspiration
    My success comes from several truths:When you believe in what you’re doing, keep moving...
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 10:03am -
  • newI love the magic that’s contained in this city. It’s...
    I love the magic that’s contained in this city. It’s not easy to see, let alone tap into. But it’s there, waiting.I took this shot in the Spring of 2014. I was with my kids looking for Easter eggs. This was part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt.…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 5:35pm -
  • Open wide.I was on my way to an appointment and came across...
    Open wide.I was on my way to an appointment and came across the staging area for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons. As a native New Yorker, this is actually the first time seeing the balloons in real life. They’re impressive to see up…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 4:45pm -
  • Be better, y'all.Circumstances have made it so I have to take...
    Be better, y'all.Circumstances have made it so I have to take my daughter to school each morning. This has added roughly an hour to my already long commute. However, it’s also given us a chance to talk, enjoy each other’s company, as well as ha…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Nov 15, 1:23pm -
  • Stop, look, and listen.From the MTA Arts for Transit...
    Stop, look, and listen.From the MTA Arts for Transit webpage:“Balladeer Remy Francois was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and relocated to Montreal, Canada as a child. Here he began singing, playing guitar, and remembering songs of his homeland.…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 3:12pm -
  • Celebrate life.A hi-res version of this photo can be found...
    Celebrate life.A hi-res version of this photo can be found here.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 2:15pm -

Benz Communications

  • Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Benz
    Give thanks.
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 6:17pm -
  • 1095-Communications Made Easy
    We’re excited to announce the hot-off-the-presses 1095-C Toolkit, which will save you time, money and headaches when communicating about the 1095-C within your organization. 
    - 13 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 7:00pm -
  • 5 ways the 1095 Form is like Halloween
    Hot on the heels of annual enrollment, your next benefits communication challenge is just around the corner. In a few months, you’ll need to send employees the 1095 Form, required under the Affordable Care Act as a way for Americans to show pr…
    - 42 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 6:00pm -
  • 3 tips to personalize benefits communication
    Benefit pros’ secret weapon is that you have data that marketers would kill for—incredible information about employees’ benefit plan enrollment and participation, health and retirement account balances, income levels, family makeup, health…
    - 56 days ago, 7 Oct 15, 5:06pm -
  • Fast—and free—tips and tools to boost your benefits enrollment
    With just weeks to go until annual enrollment season begins, we know benefits professionals might be growing a bit weary. So, we’ve created some quick-hit tips and tools to energize you and your communications and power you over the enrollment…
    - 64 days ago, 29 Sep 15, 4:33pm -
  • Get ready for 401(k) Day: 3 ways benefits pros can prepare
    As we head into the Labor Day weekend, we wanted to remind you that the Friday after Labor Day is generally recognized at national 401(k) Day. With that in mind, we’ve offered three high-ease and low-flash ways you can weave 401(k) Day into yo…
    - 90 days ago, 3 Sep 15, 6:00pm -

Recruitifi Blog

  • 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…
    - 15 days ago, 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…
    - 15 days ago, 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…
    - 56 days ago, 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…
    - 62 days ago, 1 Oct 15, 2:02pm -
  • IT Recruiting: Mobile Jobseekers are Everywhere
    If you’re an IT recruiter, it needs to be said: the more mobile-savvy your strategy, the easier attracting top talent will be. According to a recent set of statistics from Glassdoor, jobseekers are going mobile just like the rest of us,…
    - 76 days ago, 17 Sep 15, 5:40pm -
  • How Employers are Responding to Job-Hoppers
    Millennials have different values and mindsets than the generations that preceded them, causing employers to actively alter how they plan to retain their staff. Companies now recognize that a job and a salary can no longer ensure workplac…
    - 96 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 2:54pm -

HR Hardball

  • Arrogant Recruiting
    (published on LinkedIn, November 17, 2015) “Did I just hear that?” Yup, I did. “If they really want to work here, they won’t care if the application process takes an hour.” I had a friend call me recently to act as a […]The post Arroga…
    - 11 days ago, 21 Nov 15, 2:38am -
  • Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade
    “Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade” is the fifth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. As discussed in the […]The post…
    - 47 days ago, 16 Oct 15, 12:38pm -
  • SourceCon in Dallas? Bring Cab Fare…
    Well howdy folks, and welcome to Dallas ~ now get your Smartphones out and download the Uber app. On behalf of the Metroplex (I’ll get to that in a minute), please bring your consumer dollar and spend liberally. If you’re […]The post SourceCon…
    - 79 days ago, 14 Sep 15, 12:37pm -
  • Don’t P*** On My Leg

    - 83 days ago, 10 Sep 15, 11:54am -
  • Engagement & Productivity: What if you didn’t have to choose?
    This article is the summary of the 6 posts in the July blog series featuring a revolutionary employee engagement concept called Engaged Productivity™.  Read the other articles in the series here or at:   Engagement and Produc…
    - 20 Aug 15, 12:00pm -
  • Trump – It’s No Longer a Gimmick
    Note – Originally posted on LinkedIn, 8/10/15, but it keeps getting better. Highlighted any updates to this circus. It was June 16th when The Hairpiece announced in his Presidential candidacy speech that “The Mexican government is forcing their m…
    - 17 Aug 15, 12:54pm -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

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

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR


  • 4 Ways Employees Benefit from a PEO Partnership
    Partnering with a PEO carries significant benefits for employers, but every good business owner also wants to know how that partnership will affect his or her employees. Will it be confusing to have a different employer of record? Will th…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 3:19pm -
  • ACA Automatic Enrollment Mandate Repealed – What now?
    Federal budgets are such monsters that very few people ever get their hands on one. But, on November 2, the White House and Congress agreed on a document that will keep things operation through 2016. Who knows what got the forces to compr…
    - 27 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 3:48pm -
  • Ensuring Safety Compliance for Solitary Workers
    Worker safety comprises not only your stated policies and procedures, but also the commitment of workers to watch each other’s back. As the old saying goes, there is safety in numbers. But the safety net disappears when individuals must…
    - 32 days ago, 30 Oct 15, 9:46pm -
  • 6 Ways a PEO Can Make Your Holiday Season a Success
    The holiday season is almost upon us. With pumpkins and scarecrows making their debut in stores, the holiday freight train is pulling out of the station, and many small businesses feel like they have to hang on for dear life until January…
    - 41 days ago, 22 Oct 15, 4:20pm -
  • How Will the SCOTUS Same Sex Marriage Decision Change Insurance Benefits for Small Businesses?
    The Supreme Court’s historic ruling giving same sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states carries with it some significant ramifications in terms of insurance benefits. Some businesses have already made the decision to drop domest…
    - 27 Jul 15, 7:32pm -
  • Dealing with a Competent but Decidedly Negative Employee
    Every company has them – employees who have been passed over for promotion or have even been demoted. Though competent in their current position, they have been found wanting for further advancement. In their own minds, however, a di…
    - 23 Jul 15, 4:20pm -


  • Celebrating 52 Years of Doctor Who
    It all began 52 years ago on Saturday, November 23, 1963 with the broadcast of "An Unearthly Child" on the BBC.  Now, on November 23, 2015, we mark the 52nd anniversary of Doctor Who. Celebrating 52 years of Doctor Who The Doctor was first introduce…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 2:26am -
  • We Have to Do Better
    We have to do better. Why? How much time do we spend, as a human race, focusing on our various differences? What if the human race could be better than this? We have to do better.
    - 15 days ago, 17 Nov 15, 1:03am -
  • A Moment for Clara Oswald?
    With only four episodes remaining in the 2015 series of Doctor Who, Jenna Coleman’s time as Clara Oswald will come to an end over the next few weeks.
    - 18 days ago, 14 Nov 15, 4:39am -
  • The One Thing We Often Forget
    Culture, in my opinion and based upon my own understanding, is a set of norms defined by a group. It creates boundaries, standards, and expectations for individuals who participate within. But, there is one thing we often forget.
    - 21 days ago, 11 Nov 15, 4:52am -
  • Harness The Power of Internal Talent
    What is the first thing you do when you receive notice of a new position or are told of the pending departure of an employee? Do you go into overdrive thinking of all the things needed to recruit viable talent for a replacement? How many of us often…
    - 34 days ago, 29 Oct 15, 2:52pm -
  • Enthusiasm and The Performance Impact
    We all motivate others at some point in our careers. There is a connection linking enthusiasm and the performance impact. What is the performance impact? It is our methodology that gives us the power to spark creativity or, just as easily, hinder the…
    - 34 days ago, 29 Oct 15, 1:43pm -


  • newDisrupting HR?
    I wish I could be like the cool kids, all the cool kids seem to disrupt….. You know when even the establishment talks about disrupting that you’re seriously missing out. That somehow there is a boat that has sailed, you didn’t even managed to w…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • Let’s groove on, ‘cause it’s time to move on

    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • Uber, Netflix, Facebook and Google teach us nothing
    Where once the FTSE100 and Fortune 500 were the darlings of the industry, lining up to share case study after case study. They’ve now been replaced by the new generation of corporate clones – those organisations that “disrupted” the previous…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • HR can make the world a better place
    Imagine if you could make the world a better place. Imagine if you could go to work and contribute to a more harmonious, more secure, safer and happier world. Would that appeal? How about if you could do that by working in HR? We spend so much of our…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • There is no “Digital Revolution”
    Every day, I hear people in business talking about digital transformation, digital disruption, the digital revolution. I hear them talk about their organisations becoming digital businesses. But the thing is, in most cases they aren’t becoming an…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Nov 15, 8:00am -
  • Is HR the moral compass?
    Like a librarian at a swingers party, one of the biggest criticisms of HR is our propensity to say no. I too have been critical in the past of the fact that we tend to use negative language and over rely on legislation and policy to substitute for cl…
    - 37 days ago, 26 Oct 15, 8:00am -


  • How to Engage Employees
    Employee engagement involves employees making collective and individual efforts toward attaining organizational goals. Employees are not just focused on their own needs, but those of the organization as a whole. Sounds like an employer’s dream, rig…
    - 18 days ago, 14 Nov 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to Find the Candidates You Want With LinkedIn
    Although numerous online job boards and recruiting resources exist today, LinkedIn still dominates the recruiting world in terms of networking and identifying new opportunities. However, any system as robust as LinkedIn with millions of users can be…
    - 32 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 12:00pm -
  • Is a PTO Bank Right for You?
    In a recent study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 42% of employers offered a Paid Time Off (PTO) plan versus separate vacation and sick policies. Before jumping on the PTO bandwagon, make sure to consider the following…
    - 46 days ago, 17 Oct 15, 12:00pm -
  • Workforce Planning for the Year Ahead
    Workforce planning can help your company stay on track to achieving your business goals. Having the right people in place at the right time can make all the difference. When it comes to your business goals and objectives for the upcoming year, much o…
    - 60 days ago, 3 Oct 15, 12:00pm -
  • How to Implement Telecommuting
    Today’s employment landscape differs greatly than that of past generations. Years ago, the idea of working from home for many was hard to conceive – impossible even! Yet now (powered with all of our technology!), we have the ability to conduct bu…
    - 74 days ago, 19 Sep 15, 12:00pm -
  • How to Do Employee Training on a Budget
    Training can be a costly expense for any organization. Blindly approving employee requests for training can quickly get out of hand. Fortunately, a little planning can go a long way. Here are a few strategies to keep in mind: When it comes to employe…
    - 88 days ago, 5 Sep 15, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

  • The attraction of owning it
    I was recently asked to consider, as an employee, what I look for in an organization. I can be shallow at times and my immediate thoughts were: a good cook, great dancer, and an ability to gauge and react appropriately to my moods….uh, I mean, good…
    - 42 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 10:00am -
  • What the world needs more of: constant reminders and a POP of colour!
    Do you know what phrase irritates the hell out of me? ” POP of colour”.  As in, “Hey, do you know what this room needs? A POP of colour!” Not just a dash, splash or a bit…but a POP of colour!  And yes, the uppercase letters and exclamatio…
    - 56 days ago, 7 Oct 15, 10:00am -
  • Drawn to distraction
    With the recent stiffer legislation targeting distracted drivers from talking and texting while driving, I couldn’t help but stop to consider is this enough. We are such an incredibly distracted society. We have been led to believe and have complet…
    - 90 days ago, 3 Sep 15, 10:00am -
  • Negative energy is still energy
    You know how there are people out there who are really judge-y and quick to comment when things are going crappy. Well, it turns out I am one of them. It’s true.  How sad. The reality is that my posts were fuelled by all the things going wrong tha…
    - 94 days ago, 30 Aug 15, 12:51am -
  • Exit Stage Left
    Marsha:  John? John: Yes Marsha? Marsha: I know that our relationship is ending because you have decided to move on, but I was wondering if I could ask you something…one last small, teency-weency thing? John: What is it Marsha? Marsha: John, I kno…
    - 14 Jul 15, 10:00am -
  • Food for thought
    I know that the last time I popped in, I implied that I was coming back.  I wasn’t trying to be a tease.  I honestly thought that I was ready to come back, but I wasn’t.  I frequently thought about blog posts – I composed them, developed the…
    - 7 Jul 15, 10:02am -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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


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

Break the Frame

  • What to Do When Your Perfect Life Comes Crashing Down
    I’ve had a pretty great life so far. Of course, there were things that weren’t all rainbows and unicorns, like my child who needed medical care for the first few years of her life. There was also the time the company I worked for was acquired, an…
    - 50 days ago, 13 Oct 15, 9:30am -
  • 7 Things Really Stuck People Refuse to Do
    “I’m not stuck, I know what to do,” Jane told me during our first conversation. “That’s great!” I replied. “Why aren’t you doing it?” “The list is just long, it’s going to take forever.” “Take something off it,” I suggest…
    - 57 days ago, 6 Oct 15, 9:30am -
  • Wisdom to Live Life to the Fullest with True-Heartedness
    This week I’m travelling in Japan with my family. Part of our decision to move to Australia from the USA several years ago was to live life to the fullest – to intentionally  break out of our routines and experience the world beyond our day-to-d…
    - 64 days ago, 29 Sep 15, 9:30am -
  • What Is Co-Active Leadership?
    In early 2009, I went on a journey to become a certified coach. It always bothered me when people hung up a shingle to sell their coaching services with no training at all, and I believe training and certification elevate your skills and what you bri…
    - 71 days ago, 22 Sep 15, 9:30am -
  • Why Believe in Your Gifts Even When Others Don’t?
    My son refused to go to school this morning. Yes, I could have dragged him to the car without his shoes and uniform while he screamed and cried, but that seemed like a no-win start to the day. Instead, I drove his sister so she wouldn’t get a tardy…
    - 78 days ago, 15 Sep 15, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

  • 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 -
  • I was 'one of the boys' and it made me a bitch
    The danger of the boys club is not the fact that there’s multiple men in one space, it goes code red when a girl becomes ‘one of the boys’. How do I know? Because I used to be the chosen one. I was one of the boys with a bunch of guys that I ab…
    - 6 Aug 14, 12:45pm -
  • Forgiving yourself for your full time job
    How amazing are biological rhythms that we just accept, like REM cycles, tides, moons, seasons – flowers that open and close at certain hours of the day. We say “yes of course, these things should have this rhythm because they are from nature and…
    - 10 Jun 14, 2:29pm -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • Ask Czarina Live: The Rise of the Black Female Entrepreneur
      A few month’s ago, I was searching for articles on female entrepreneurship. I needed statistics and facts around this topic. I was beyond pleasantly surprised to find this Entrepreneur article called: The fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs i…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Nov 15, 1:00pm -
  • Competitive Partnerships Powering the Future of Business
    I was at IBM Insight last week and as per usual it was an awarding experience. There is a shift going on in business and technology that I find both interesting and exciting. It is a shift that is about partnership over competition. Big name technolo…
    - 27 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 12:30pm -
  • Ask Czarina Live: Is Social Media Destroying Lives?
      There’s lots of buzz lately about the effects of social media use on children as well as adults. In the span of 2-3 weeks, I have encountered two stories of social influencers who are no longer interested in “keeping up appearances” on socia…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Nov 15, 12:30pm -
  • Ask Czarina Live: The State of Working Parenthood
      I am coming at you from IBM Insight in Las Vegas. I promise you I will be back to churning out more than just Ask Czarina Live posts soon, but I am on the move a lot this month. Before I proceed, I want to thank everyone who joined me last week. I…
    - 35 days ago, 27 Oct 15, 7:45pm -
  • “Ask Czarina Live” is Coming to a Periscope Near You
      If you haven’t been bitten by the Periscope bug yet, let me coax you to join me this upcoming Thursday, 10/22 as I kick off my weekly Periscope show: “Ask Czarina Live”. This will be an opportunity for me to tackle topics both in the HR real…
    - 43 days ago, 20 Oct 15, 11:30am -
  • Reimagining HR: Career Paths To New Levels – Including the CEO Seat!
          Today’s guest author is: Joanne Rencher, Founder of WGN in HR and Chief People Officer for Girl Scouts of USA. Blow up HR.  Disrupt it.  Embed it in the business. Outsource all of it.  Move HR Operations somewhere else in the company. D…
    - 50 days ago, 13 Oct 15, 11:30am -

Talent Vanguard

  • #HRPA2015: Why Your Organization Needs More Rebels, Heretics, and Weirdos
    What a whirlwind at the 2015 HRPA Annual Conference this week! On day one, following three keynotes, 2 sessions, lots of coffee, and two after-parties later, I arrived home with a brain full of ideas and an iPhone full of notes. Here’s my first pos…
    - 25 Jan 15, 5:07am -
  • HR: Organizational Cheerleader or Agony Aunt?
    Note: This post was my contribution to the crowd-sourced ebook This Time It’s Personnel: Humane Resourced 2. The brainchild of David D’Souza, HR pro, fellow contrarian, and spectacular blogger at 101 Half Connected Things, all proceeds from the s…
    - 22 Dec 14, 1:19pm -
  • I’m Back and Pre-Conference Blogging at LiveHR!
    Hello there! Season’s greetings to you. It’s no secret that I’ve taken a significant break from blogging here at Talent Vanguard in the past several months. Life got pretty busy in 2014 and I suddenly found myself chairing a committee which run…
    - 20 Dec 14, 8:33pm -
  • Networking is Dead. Long Live Networking!
    Those of us embroiled in the ‘war for talent’ often fail to appreciate that this ‘talent’ is made up of individuals fighting their own war for the job they want, or even just a foot in the door. This is the unique ugliness of our modern day l…
    - 24 Jul 14, 11:51am -
  • Live a Deliberate Life, “Beyond the Picket Fence”
    This week, I’m interviewing Chris Taylor, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker, about his first book Beyond the Picket Fence, now available for pre-order. I was intrigued about the message of Chris’s book to live a deliberate life and wanted to know…
    - 8 Jul 14, 11:42am -
  • Everyone Must Be Exceptional
    An explicit focus in almost every area of HR is getting, developing, growing, and keeping top performers. The cream of the crop, the engaged, motivated and committed super star, showering discretionary effort wherever they go like flower petals.   A…
    - 12 Jun 14, 11:00am -

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 Holacracy
    Brian Robertson behandelt in het boek ‘Holacracy’ een door hem gelijknamig ontwikkelde methode die een organisatie wendbaar en slagvaardig maakt. Door toepassing van deze methode wordt de kloof tussen hoe de dingen zijn en hoe ze zouden kunnen zi…
    - 76 days ago, 16 Sep 15, 7:51pm -
  • Visie op Buurtzorg
    Buurtzorg Nederland is hét voorbeeld als het gaat om innovatief organiseren. Sharda Nandram mocht een jaar lang in de keuken van deze organisatie kijken en heeft op basis hiervan de theorie ‘Integrating Simplyfication’ afgeleid. Sharda Nandram i…
    - 4 Aug 15, 7:07pm -
  • Visie op strategie
    Geïnspireerd door Sensation ‘The Legacy’, welke op 4 juli 2015 heeft plaatsgevonden,  worden in deze blog een aantal aanvullende strategieën op het model van Treacy en Wiersema aangestipt. Sensation maakt elk jaar een nieuwe show welke de zint…
    - 6 Jul 15, 6:30pm -
  • Vision of the cooperative
    Inspired by the cleaning company ‘Coöperatief schoongewoon’ where the cleaners themselves are owners this blog discusses the cooperative. ‘Schoongewoon‘ is a cooperative on the model of the many worker cooperatives in the Spanish town of Mon…
    - 27 Jun 15, 11:25am -
  • Visie op de coöperatie
    Geïnspireerd door de uitzending van VPRO Tegenlicht op 22 februari 2015 met de aflevering ‘Nederland kantelt’ wordt in deze blog de (zelf)organisatievorm coöperatie aangestipt. In de aflevering ‘Nederland kantelt’ wordt kennis gemaakt met…
    - 22 Jun 15, 7:54pm -
  • Vision of Eckart’s Notes
    In the book ‘Eckart’s Notes‘ Eckart Wintzen explains the success formula with which he transformed BSO/Origin from one-man company to a multinational. In the book, the controversial ‘cell philosophy’ is discussed with which Wintzen made BSO…
    - 30 May 15, 11:38am -

HR Bartender

  • new10 Steps for Identifying Your Transferable Job Skills
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you in the best position to succeed in your field.…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 9:57am -
  • newEmployee Well-Being Impacts Your Recruiting Efforts
    We know that one of the most effective ways to recruit is using employee referral programs. Last year, SilkRoad reported that employee referrals in the U.S. accounted for 57% of interviews and 61% of hires. So we agree – employee referrals are impo…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Nov 15, 9:57am -
  • Be Happy With How You Currently Spend Your Time
    Andi Fisher over at Misadventures with Andi has done it again. She’s introduced another blog post format that I just love. Here’s the first one that I wrote about. This new one focuses on how you currently spend your time. So I decided to give it…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 9:57am -
  • Using RACI to Improve Organizational Teams
    I’m a big believer in accountability. I also believe that, in teams, responsibility and authority go hand in hand. If you’re responsible for a task or project, then you should have the authority to make things happen. You are going to be held acc…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Nov 15, 9:57am -
  • Be Generous With Your Employees – Friday Distraction
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our generous friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. This week at KronosWorks 2015, The Workforce Institute released the third book in its…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 9:57am -
  • Office Space Should Be Reflective of Your Work
    That’s why office space is called work space. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) If you haven’t seen it, Inc. Magazine recently published a list of the World’s Coolest Office Spaces. There are some very eye-catching designs, so be sure to check it…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 9:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

  • new10 Ways to Win with Your Control Freak
    Show me a leader who isn’t a control freak and I’ll show you a wimp. You were born a control freak. The tantrums you threw as a toddler were responses to losing control. You… Continue reading →
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 1:37pm -
  • newDealing with a Control Freak’s Tantrum
    It feels great to get your way and lousy when you don’t. Hot emotion is a control freak’s tantrum. Popping veins and red faces are an adult’s way of throwing themselves on the… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 2:09pm -
  • 7 Ways to Get a Grip on Daily Life
    You are the reason your life is like it is.  7 ways to get a grip on daily life: #1. Pack your schedule. When someone calls for an appointment, don’t look for a… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 2:48pm -
  • A Way of Seeing that Expands Leadership
    Gratitude is a way of seeing, even when life isn’t perfect. The opposite of gratitude: Envy. You can’t enjoy what you have because others have more. Blindness. You close your eyes to goodness.… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 26 Nov 15, 2:24pm -
  • What if…
    Stop asking, “What about?” Start asking, “What if?” What if the people you’re trying to please approved of you? How would you spend your energy? Living to please others is serving fear. Serve… Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 11:28am -
  • 3 Strategies to Fuel Vitality and Eliminate Gossip
    Gossip makes weak leaders feel powerful. It’s foolish to undermine the people you’re counting on. Strong teams aren’t built by spreading venom, focusing on weaknesses, or dredging up animosity.  Real leaders don’t feel strong… Continue re…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 2:25pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager


  • 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 -
  • 5 Great HR Blogs you Should Follow
    So you are into the Human Resources field, maybe just entering into this exciting HR career (or as Michael Scott from the office describes HR as they “suck the air out of the room they walk into” .. lol, but that’s just Michael Scott), you migh…
    - 10 Apr 13, 8:12pm -
  • Virtual Workplace 4 Key Tools and Implementation Steps
    As we had defined earlier virtual workplaces and their types, and discussed also their advantages, challenges, as well as their future .. Today we continue this discussion shedding lights on the tools and implementation of virtual workplaces. In esse…
    - 27 Mar 13, 8:05pm -

HR Observations

  • newHow about a tool to save time, clean up communication and appeal to Millennials?
    If you had a tool that could communicate your benefits better would you be interested? If you had a tool that saved HR hours a week would you be interested? If this tool was mobile based, thus appealing to a large part of you employee population woul…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 12:00pm -
  • newTake Caution and Care with Holiday Parties
    There is no lack of horror stories associated with holiday parties. As we are entering the big holiday party season I will tell you a short one that ended a person’s career. Hopefully it will serve as a lesson. T’was the week before Christmas and…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 12:00pm -
  • Black Friday

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  • Happy Thanksgiving from Omega HR Solutions
    I hope your holiday is a relaxing and safe one. In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives take a moment to reflect on your circumstances. If you are ready this you are in better shape than many.
    - 6 days ago, 26 Nov 15, 12:00pm -
  • Future Friday on Wednesday: High Tech clothing in time for the holidays
    Ever wonder how a gecko can walk up a wall or across a ceiling and not fall off? You wouldn’t be the first one to do so. Scientists and engineers have been looking the gecko’s “technology” for some time and they have come up with some practic…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 12:00pm -
  • A House divided on Generational differences
    If you want to find out about generational differences ask someone, they will have an opinion to share. Are Millennials more self-absorbed than previous generations? Are Millennials more concerned about society? Are Millennials more concerned about e…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 12:00pm -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

  • ThanksGiving Edition: 49 Life Questions You Can Ask Candidates or Relatives
    In recruiting you are always making decisions about someone: is there current work a good place; is the school they graduated from reputable; do they have skills; do they present themselves favorable; will they do a good job if you hire them… We do…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:25pm -
  • A Conversation With ProtoHack Founder Cole Fox – Secret Tech Sauce Podcast
    Email Subscribers – sorry for the random email on Tuesday titled, “Why The Hell Are We Doing This?” Blame this guy – Riley Carrasquillo. He has a helpful podcast on programming and tech too, click HERE for his Web of Tomorrow pod. He is helpi…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 2:11pm -
  • #TwitterPolls – the idea needs to marinate
    Twitter polls were released this past week (see my polls below. Email subscribers click through). Good idea, but the ongoing use for Twitter Polls needs to marinate with me.Thanks @gabevillamizar - for the nudge to use Twitter Polls. If I do not tha…
    - 30 days ago, 1 Nov 15, 8:48pm -
  • How many crap storms have you survived?
    A crap storm (using crap vs. shit - trying not to offend you with language) will last as long as you let it. Crap storms surprise you like a slow guy on the tennis court with bad form. You are supposed to win the tennis match easily, but now stuck in…
    - 33 days ago, 30 Oct 15, 3:46pm -
  • Have an engagement issue? Run a few Plays…
    Engagement continues to be an issue. Less than one third of the US workforce is engaged in what they do. In short three people on your team of ten will go above and beyond the call of duty today...Consider using "Plays" with your team or organizatio…
    - 41 days ago, 22 Oct 15, 4:55pm -
  • Does size matter? #TalentConnect
    Our world fools us into thinking "more" people, more money or more time is better. More can be overwhelming and people get harder to control and coordinate when more people enter the crowd. So yes, size matters but the smaller crowds and start-ups ar…
    - 47 days ago, 16 Oct 15, 5:27pm -

Upstart HR

  • newHow Gaming Builds a Social Culture
    A few weeks ago, one of my good friends was tapping away at his phone, and I asked him what he was up to. He told me that he was playing this “Clash of Clans” game online. During my college days, I played games regularly. I enjoyed it, and it was…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 12:30pm -
  • Why Candidate Experience is Least Important for Many
    One of the most common terms around recruiting these days is candidate experience. If you’re late to the game, it’s basically a look at how candidates are treated as they enter your recruiting funnel all the way to getting an offer, if they move…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to Coach Employees and Managers on Career Options
    As I look back on the past five years and all of the people I’ve met, I have made some interesting conclusions about career choices. My background as an HR pro has helped to expose me to a wide variety of experiences, people, and career options. I…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 12:30pm -
  • Notes and Closing Comments from #HRevolution 2015
    This weekend was a whirlwind of activity as HRevolution swept through Saint Louis. It was one of the best yet (I’ve heard from some that this one was the most impressive), and as I head back to work I want to keep a few of the great conversations a…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Nov 15, 11:50am -
  • Stop Wasting Time Measuring HR Data
    Please. For goodness sake, please stop measuring HR data. See, I know why you’re doing it. You heard this “big data” thing it was a good idea, and you started gathering information. Then you realized how easy it was, so you started pulling toge…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Nov 15, 1:00pm -
  • How Your Brain Works During Training
    I’ve been reading a slew of books lately focused on neuroscience. One line in the latest hit me, and I thought it would be interesting to pull together some of the thoughts from a few to share. Here’s the tidbit (emphasis mine): What do [scientif…
    - 37 days ago, 26 Oct 15, 1:18pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Reflections For Thanksgiving 2015
    Being both Jewish and American presents me with two major opportunities each year (so on Rosh Hashanah and now on Thanksgiving) to reflect on how very fortunate I am to live in this amazing country and on what I can do to make it and myself better.…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 7:51pm -
  • Prepare Your Questions For #HRTechWorld and #HRTechConf
    If you don’t ask the right questions, you sure as hell won’t get useful answers! It’s HR technology conference season, and we’d better get our act together if we’re going to get the maximum value from our time spent at these conferences. Th…
    - 49 days ago, 14 Oct 15, 5:33pm -
  • #HRTechWorld And #HRTechConf 2015 Attendee Tips
    I Love Paris In The Fall! With only one of me while both major HR technology conferences — if you haven’t attended the HR Tech World Congress, you may not realize that it’s become as large and as much of a must attend as the wonderful and separ…
    - 55 days ago, 8 Oct 15, 2:35pm -
  • Reflections On Turning 70 — I’m Not Going Quietly!
    Naomi & Cousin Ronni Circa 1950 I’m turning 70 this week — yes, 70 years old — and that milestone, combined with the natural period of reflection that I always observe around the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, has reminded me…
    - 71 days ago, 22 Sep 15, 10:49am -
  • In Enterprise Software And Luxury Accommodations, Details Matter And No Disappointments Accepted
    St. Mawes, the quintessential south Cornish coast village. Ron and I have been spending a lovely holiday in England, treating ourselves to very high end accommodations in London and the Cotswolds, and now on the south coast of Cornwall. We’ve been…
    - 83 days ago, 10 Sep 15, 5:07pm -
  • Reprise: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, And The “Days Of Awe” — 5776
    Not only does Yom Kippur begin at sundown on 9/22/2015, but my birthday follows immediately thereafter — 9/24/2015 — and it’s A BIG ONE, 70. It’s the age I always thought of as really old, but of course I’ve now redefined old age to start a…
    - 92 days ago, 1 Sep 15, 7:54am -

HR Success Guide

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

David Jackson HR

  • newHR and Business Ethics
    I was featured recently in a CIPD Podcast on HR and Business Ethics. You can find the Podcast recording here and a full transcript by clicking the ‘continue reading’ link below. CIPD Podcast Transcript: HR & Business Ethics Date: 01/12/15 Duratio…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Nov 15, 8:35pm -
  • Ethics, Confidence and Employability
    We know it’s hard to challenge a management team when you are concerned about the ethical dimension of what’s happening. That’s why it’s so important to know that you could find another job if you needed to. We know how important continuous p…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Nov 15, 8:05pm -
  • Bringing HR Analytics to Life
    The ability to work with data is now a core part of the HR practitioner’s skill set. “I work in HR, so don’t do spreadsheets” is no longer acceptable. But why is this the case, and why is a fluency in using data now so important? This is my s…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Nov 15, 5:38pm -
  • How do you feel today? Emotion and Strategic HR
    Strategic HRM is about leaving behind the pink and fluffy stuff of how people feel and what we can do to make them feel better. Instead, we are focussed on what we can measure and business outcomes. What happens though when the science tells us that…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Nov 15, 1:16pm -
  • ‘My Conker Tree’: A post about stewardship
    I’ve got a conker tree in my front garden. It was there before me, it will be there after me, but I have a role in looking after it now. For many of us, the roles we have at work are the same. How should we think about stewardship at work? The Hors…
    - 52 days ago, 11 Oct 15, 9:59am -
  • Could you manage Reggie Perrin?
    The classic series gave us an insight into the life of an imaginative person trapped in a world of work that was procedural and meaningless. What would Reggie do today and how much better equipped are we to unlock the power of the imagination? So as…
    - 55 days ago, 8 Oct 15, 7:48am -

Thinking About Learning

  • newToo much of a good thing?
    I read a paper recently published by Adam Grant and Barry Schwartz entitled ‘Too Much of a Good Thing: The Challenge and the Opportunity of the Inverted U‘. It’s a long read, and it’s in academic speak, so if you do, take the time to digest i…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 11:39am -
  • newThe language of bias and prejudice
    I’ve always been a fan of the English language and the capacity of the language to allow us to describe many things we come across in our lives. I love that we can find many subtle nuances to describe minor differences between thoughts, feelings, i…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 8:19am -
  • Quick thoughts on Amazon, metrics and learning
    I had a really good conversation with a friend about how we assess the impact of online learning tools. It got me thinking about Amazon and their approach to selling products. Ultimately you know if it was worth placing your product on Amazon if it w…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 11:21am -
  • Modern working and the learning challenge
    Some recent blogging from different people has got me thinking more about the world of work and therein the challenges that lie ahead for the world of learning at work. Mervyn Dinnen wrote a piece where he spoke about the rise of what’s called the…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 8:36am -
  • 3 degrees of influence
    I was at an Action for Happiness talk the other evening by Nic Marks. He’s authored The Happiness Manifesto and came up with the Happy Planet Index. He was talking about his thoughts on what he called Intelligent Happiness. A play on Emotional Inte…
    - 19 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 9:41pm -
  • Introversion and extraversion isn’t about happy and sad
    One of the things that I’ve always enjoyed about psychology is how it helps us to understand more than just surface level understanding of things that we come across in day to day life. In particular, the very purpose of psychology is to enable bet…
    - 21 days ago, 10 Nov 15, 10:37pm -

T Recs

  • The 4 Trends Driving the Future of Recruitment
    Every attempt to try and understand what’s on the agenda for CEOs, HRDs and businesses in general will arrive at the conclusion that finding and keeping people is our main priority. The way we attract and retain, engage and develop, reward and reco…
    - 14 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 8:02am -
  • 10 Emerging HR Trends
    A lot of the HR and Recruitment commentary I see focuses on skills shortages and hiring difficulties, with concerns over attraction, retention and development. This often overlooks some of the many nuanced changes and developments in a number of HR p…
    - 44 days ago, 19 Oct 15, 2:26pm -
  • HR and The Gig Economy
    Nestled amongst a list of potential future C-Level roles in a recent Fast Company article was ‘Chief Freelance Relationship Officer’. Some groaned but this made perfect sense to me. According to the author: “As companies continue to increase th…
    - 47 days ago, 16 Oct 15, 2:28pm -
  • What’s the Future for Recruitment Agencies?
    At the recent RecFest conference, Roopesh from Workday opened a session exploring the relationship between agency and in-house recruiters by leading the attendees in a raucous sing-a-long of the Only Fools and Horses theme. It went down so well that…
    - 92 days ago, 1 Sep 15, 7:11am -
  • The fattening of the rush hour
    Originally posted on Flip Chart Fairy Tales:Five years ago I asked whether people were starting work earlier. Based on my own observations and anecdotes from others, it seemed to me that roads and railways were packed with commuters at times of the m…
    - 7 Aug 15, 7:57am -
  • Getting to Grips With HR Analytics
    If there’s one topic that has both dominated and divided the on-going conversations around HR over the last year or two, then its data. Specifically big data and what to do with it. We constantly seem to be told that HR doesn’t have the capabilit…
    - 10 Apr 15, 7:02am -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • newSelling Out.
    An editor is not supposed to interject their own voice or agenda into their publication; ostensibly, similar to stage managers or offensive linemen or HR generalists, our job is to stay hidden in the background; like the above professions, the only t…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 12:33pm -
  • Diverse Erection Careers.
    If you think you have a hard time overcoming stuff like negative Glassdoor reviews, compensation that’s not competitive with the market or some of the other challenges most commonly ascribed to employer branding initiatives, trust me. You have noth…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 11:12am -
  • Temporary Insanity.
    “Don’t worry. You’ll get the hang of it.” With those famous last words, she pivoted on a worn heel and walked back around the corner to the fluorescent drenched cube farm set aside for the office and administrative staff , leaving me alone at…
    - 33 days ago, 30 Oct 15, 2:46pm -
  • Fit Happens.
    “I do this for my culture, To let them know what my peeps look like when we roll in a Roadster. Show them how to move in a room full of vultures; Industry is shady, it needs to be taken over.” -Jay Z We all understand the inherent importance, an…
    - 56 days ago, 7 Oct 15, 3:56pm -
  • Stop Selling Candidate Experience.
    Fun fact: I own the trademark on the “slogan” (their term) candidate experience in the United States. I’m pretty sure that it’s unenforceable, but I’ve got the paperwork to prove that I at least paid the filing fee and was issued an e-mail…
    - 63 days ago, 30 Sep 15, 2:40pm -
  • Insane in the Membrane.
    “Rip that mainframe, I’ll explain/why people like me is going insane.” – Cypress Hill Another day, another recruiting tool, and it’s always the same shit. This is the silver bullet that’s going to solve everything.  The problem with a…
    - 70 days ago, 23 Sep 15, 3:22pm -

HR Remix

  • Work Is Love Made Visible?
    Is work love made visible? I think the answer, in many cases is yes.  How else do you explain the deliciousness of fresh baked bread? A beautifully landscaped yard? A perfectly structured jacket?   Of course there are many people who work in jobs t…
    - 16 Feb 15, 12:30pm -
  • Embrace It or Change It
    It’s a classic winter day here in Cleveland.  Highs in the 30’s and 8-10 inches forecasted to fall between Sunday and Monday morning.  Along with the snow comes the usual amount of reactions: panic rushes to the grocery store (I thought this on…
    - 2 Feb 15, 1:37pm -
  • What I’ve Learned
    Today is the seventh and final day of the Your Turn Challenge. I successfully blogged for seven days straight and I have not lost my mind or stressed out too much about it. In fact, after day 3 I got into a little bit of a writing rhythm and discover…
    - 25 Jan 15, 2:32pm -
  • I Surprise Myself Sometimes
    Here we are at day number 6 of the Your Turn Challenge and I’m still writing.  This may be the first ever blog post I have published on a Saturday.  The last few days I haven’t focused so much on the Challenge questions because I’ve had plent…
    - 24 Jan 15, 2:22pm -
  • A Very Cool HR Cat – #timsackettday
    Today is the Annual Tim Sackett day where we highlight the efforts of the regular HR pro. I love that our HR community does this.     We spend a lot of time listening to “thought leaders” at conferences and reading their books but what about th…
    - 23 Jan 15, 12:30pm -
  • To Get The Job You May Need to Spin A Little
    People are inherently judgy. You. Me. Everybody.   When we have a lack of information we get even judgier.  I’m particularly guilty of that.  I’ve been doing some home repair and seriously questioning the sanity of the people who used to live…
    - 22 Jan 15, 12:51pm -

101 Half Connected Things

  • Noise, grumpiness, productivity and control
    It’s been a long day. It’s been a long couple of days. I’m sitting on a plane and we have been in flight for about an hour. The baby in the seat next to me has been crying for just over an hour. No amount of music can drown out the sound of tha…
    - 42 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 6:40am -
  • Content in nice clothes
    I get to go to a lot of conferences and I also get to speak at a lot of events too. So I spend quite a bit of time wrestling with content vs delivery. I’m lucky enough to work for an organisation that has bags of its own content, but we also have p…
    - 55 days ago, 8 Oct 15, 5:46am -
  • One lesson from #ENGvWAL
    Don’t kick for the corner.
    - 66 days ago, 26 Sep 15, 9:21pm -
  • Leaders: Is that how you want to be seen?
    I wrote some time ago about the fact that senior teams on organisations are people too. I was chatting to a group a few weeks ago about influencing organisational strategy and that sometimes the aspirational influencing techniques and the ROI figures…
    - 76 days ago, 17 Sep 15, 7:52am -
  • Brangelina Cultures
    I remember reading some years ago about a theory as to why so many movie stars fall in love with other on set. The example given was Angelina Jolie splitting up Brad Pitt’s relationship with ‘America’s sweetheart’ Jennifer Aniston.  The argu…
    - 84 days ago, 9 Sep 15, 6:59am -
  • Brave L&D – is the other folk
    Go on then. Two quick stories. In each I think the bravery comes from the people who backed me, not from me (because I just did what I do and that’s not very brave). i) the annual budget for L&D comes through – and despite the fact the headcount…
    - 89 days ago, 4 Sep 15, 7:12am -

Switch and Shift

  • newHumanizing Technology Behind Employee Recognition Programs
    Unfortunately, many recognition and reward programs end up transacting things or “stuff” to people, versus truly celebrating and humanly acknowledging them. Software and hardware diminishes our ability to properly express appreciation unless we h…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 12:00pm -
  • newJoin The Optimism Posse and Receive 5 Exclusive Benefits
    I’m inviting 100 of my friends, colleagues and readers to join my “Optimism Posse” – a group of people committed to helping spread the optimistic word!... Read More»The post Join The Optimism Posse and Receive 5 Exclusive Benefits appeared…
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 11:00am -
  • new9 Ways to Show Your Appreciation to Employees and Customers
    YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about how they show appreciation towards employees and customers. Here are their responses.... Read More»The post 9 Ways to Show Your Appreciation to Employees and Customers appeared first on Swi…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • newYou Can’t Do This Alone: Time to Build a Community
    A few weeks ago the Social Leader community discussed how to be the best example of your brand, but social media isn't just one person's responsibility. It takes a community to build a brand. ... Read More»The post You Can’t Do This Alone: Time t…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • 6 Ways to Awaken the Potential in Your Workforce
    The great thing about investing in human potential is it’s both morally and fiscally responsible. When you help people become their best possible selves, your company benefits as much as they do. The effects can also spread beyond the company’s w…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 11:00am -
  • Our Most Cherished Thanksgiving Traditions
    Despite the commercialization of Thanksgiving, there are traditions that families and friends honor to bring meaning to sharing a meal together. It’s these traditions that our Switch & Shift family are reflecting on. Below are our cherished Thanksg…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Nov 15, 1:00pm -

Leadership Freak

  • new10 Ways to Win with Your Control Freak
    Show me a leader who isn’t a control freak and I’ll show you a wimp. You were born a control freak. The tantrums you threw as a toddler were responses to losing control. You… Continue reading →
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 1:37pm -
  • newDealing with a Control Freak’s Tantrum
    It feels great to get your way and lousy when you don’t. Hot emotion is a control freak’s tantrum. Popping veins and red faces are an adult’s way of throwing themselves on the… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 2:09pm -
  • 7 Ways to Get a Grip on Daily Life
    You are the reason your life is like it is.  7 ways to get a grip on daily life: #1. Pack your schedule. When someone calls for an appointment, don’t look for a… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 2:48pm -
  • A Way of Seeing that Expands Leadership
    Gratitude is a way of seeing, even when life isn’t perfect. The opposite of gratitude: Envy. You can’t enjoy what you have because others have more. Blindness. You close your eyes to goodness.… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 26 Nov 15, 2:24pm -
  • What if…
    Stop asking, “What about?” Start asking, “What if?” What if the people you’re trying to please approved of you? How would you spend your energy? Living to please others is serving fear. Serve… Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 11:28am -
  • 3 Strategies to Fuel Vitality and Eliminate Gossip
    Gossip makes weak leaders feel powerful. It’s foolish to undermine the people you’re counting on. Strong teams aren’t built by spreading venom, focusing on weaknesses, or dredging up animosity.  Real leaders don’t feel strong… Continue re…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 2:25pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newBy and About Leaders: 12/1/15
    I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn’t studying “leadership” at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try...
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Dec 15, 8:00pm -
  • newLeadership Reading to Start Your Week: 11/30/15
    Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership...
    - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 15, 8:00pm -
  • Stories and Strategies from Real Life: 11/27/15
    Some of the best learning happens when you read stories about real people and real companies. Read them for ideas, for lessons, and inspiration. This week’s stories and strategies from real life are about Urban...
    - 4 days ago, 27 Nov 15, 8:00pm -
  • From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/25/15
    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...
    - 6 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 8:00pm -
  • By and About Leaders: 11/24/15
    I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn’t studying “leadership” at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try...
    - 7 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 8:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

  • 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…
    - 22 days ago, 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…
    - 27 days ago, 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 -
  • HR Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy
    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…
    - 21 Aug 14, 3:47pm -

Charlie Judy

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

HR Pockets

  • Don’t forget about me
    It’s Labor Day and instead of laboring, I’m catching up on some HR blog reading. I love that blogging and other social media channels allow me to keep up with so many awesome HR professionals leading the way in our field, but with the good comes…
    - 86 days ago, 7 Sep 15, 5:42pm -
  • Dear Manager
    A few things to remind you about the manager you set out to be, you know for when you have your next gig as a manager. What better way to hold yourself accountable than to put it online for the world to see. So here goes: Dear Manager, Remember the t…
    - 96 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 1:22pm -
  • Just say NO to overtime
    Here’s my common sense response to the FLSA proposed rule. Pay your people for the work they are doing. Seriously, that’s all. Ideally, pay them what they are worth. If you don’t think they are worth what you’re paying them, it might be time…
    - 14 Jul 15, 12:34pm -
  • Making room at the top
    Once upon a time my favorite NFL team made a tough decision. A decision that I was not behind at the time. A decision that led several people to jump ship from supporting their organization and start supporting another. They made a decision to change…
    - 7 Jul 15, 11:39am -
  • #HappyBirthdayCadence
    Originally posted on hrpockets:This post is not like my normal snarky, ill-humored, HR related post. This post is very personal. This post will break your heart and it will challenge you. On June 22nd of this year a dear friend of mine, Jessica McGui…
    - 4 Jul 15, 3:25pm -
  • Where do we go from here? #SHRM15
    #SHRM15 the conference is a wrap! We had a lot of fun, it was really hot, I met great people, hung out with old friends, and had a classy time! Now that we’ve learned lots of great tips and tools and received some wonderful advice, it’s time to g…
    - 3 Jul 15, 10:42am -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • This Is Not A Math Test!
    The odds may be stacked against you but what the odds don't know is this is not a math test... this is a completely different kind of test; one where passion has a funny way of trumping logic...Numbers can be fascinating in the way they expand and dr…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 4:58pm -
  • Ms. Misery
    There is a lady who goes to my gym and she stands waiting for occupied machines. She does not have a purpose in her workout regimen, she is simply waiting for the opportunity to remove another person from their routine.I know a woman who walks the st…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 12:48am -
  • The Harvey Dilemma
    When two team are competing in a Championship, neither of which you care about, you look for intriguing story lines. On Monday, a nation of casual observers discovered Matt Harvey... the barrel-chested embodiment of determination who was destined to…
    - 27 days ago, 4 Nov 15, 7:53pm -
  • Debriefing HR Tech
    The HR Tech Conference has become the most relevant event in the Human Resource industry! As we close the convention center doors on the 2015 #HRTechConf , here are a few thoughts on the state of technology in the HR space.....Most Will Not SurviveAs…
    - 41 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 9:15pm -
  • That Which We Lost In The Fall
    I recently sat with a friend complaining about the stress of work, parenting, husbanding and the like. The conversation progressed and we talked of a friend battling Leukemia, we then realized how frivolous our complaining had been.We are healthy, w…
    - 53 days ago, 9 Oct 15, 7:35pm -
  • The Holacracy Debate
    A long time ago I read an article about Medium's company culture. The piece introduced Jason Stirman and an approach to performance management know as Holacracy. Since then the debate regarding the merits of Holacracy has gathered significant momentu…
    - 63 days ago, 30 Sep 15, 5:30pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • newThat is SO last week
    Last week, a LinkedIn job posting caught the eye of The Huffington Post because it included the following language: “The position is for a receptionist, so female candidates are preferred.”  This is exactly the type of discriminatory hiring the…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 5:10pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, the EEOC released its Fiscal Year 2015 Report, in which it describes 12 months of positive results. According to the report, monetary relief obtained for individuals was up, and the number of systemic charges of discrimination increased. …
    - 9 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 5:44pm -
  • Employee Wellness Technology: Cool and Risky
    It should come as no surprise that one of us here at the Navigator has an Apple Watch.  (Hint: It’s Kate.) Although everything about the watch pleases its owner, she is a particular fan of the Activity App that tracks calorie burn and heart rate d…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 6:50pm -
  • That is SO last week
    It’s no secret that employers can gain information about productivity and safety if they monitor employees. They can also catch employees engaged in misconduct. In light of a recent advice memorandumfrom the National Labor Relations Board, unionize…
    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 4:48pm -
  • HR Compliance: Shooting the Messenger
    Sometimes being in human resources is no fun at all.  It’s hard to be the one who has to facilitate a reduction in force.  It’s uncomfortable to be responsible for telling an employee that he needs to shower more often.  It’s challenging whe…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Nov 15, 3:16pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, a jury awarded sports journalist, T.J. Simers a $7.1 million verdict in his age and disability discrimination suit against the Los Angeles Times.  Mr. Simers alleged that he was subjected to discrimination following a “mini-stroke” at…
    - 23 days ago, 9 Nov 15, 6:12pm -

What Goes Around

  • People Artists
    In April 2015 I received a lovely note from my friend David Zinger, asking if I would like to make a contribution to a forthcoming book, titled People Artists. With a title like that – how could I refuse? David asked me a handful of questions whi…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 8:30am -
  • Nail Varnish : Change is Hard
    While visiting Manchester recently to take part in the 2015 CIPD conference, I had my nails done. I wasn’t driven by anything in particular, beyond the simple curiosity of trying something different, so I booked myself in for a manicure and off I…
    - 12 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 8:58am -
  • Not All Who Wander Are Lost – CoCreated Conversations On The Future of HR

    - 16 days ago, 16 Nov 15, 8:10am -

The Social HR Connection

  • Why Taking a Break is a Good Thing
    It’s been a little while, I know. After years of consistently blogging, guest blogging, Tweeting, social networking, and so on, I took a step back to assess. In the beginning, I used blogging as a way to build a personal … Continue reading →
    - 29 Jul 15, 3:53pm -
  • Employment Branding: The Social Media Piece
    I’ve had acquaintances and colleagues reach out to me regarding employment branding over the years, and, in many cases, they simply wanted to brainstorm different ways to build a grassroots brand with little-to-no budget. I had been in similar situ…
    - 1 Apr 15, 4:22pm -
  • Asking Questions During the Interview Process
    Interviewing is never easy no matter how skilled or comfortable you are when it comes to selling yourself.  Preparation prior to the interview can be involved and the amount of interviews within an interview loop can be demanding. The agonizing ……
    - 4 Feb 15, 6:33pm -
  • Why Recruiters Lose Candidates
    Being a job seeker again showed me the many ways the recruiting process has changed, for better and for worse. While looking for work, currently and in the past, I’ve worked with some fantastic recruiters who provided a great candidate … Continue…
    - 14 Jan 15, 8:24pm -
  • 2014 at a Glance
    Wow. We’ve made it through another whole year and it seems like they’re flying by faster and faster. As I take a moment to reflect on my personal and professional highlights of 2014, I’m reminded of how much can change … Continue reading →
    - 6 Jan 15, 5:52pm -
  • Rediscovering Your Identity
      Identity is a funny thing. We spend our time trying to distinguish it, both personally and professionally, and then spend our lives trying to build and protect it once we know what it is. Our experiences and surroundings transform … Continue rea…
    - 29 Dec 14, 6:00pm -

What is Paul Thinking?

HR Warrior

  • Getting What You Want in the Workplace
    Here is the direct link on the Women Of HR blogsite:
    - 12 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 11:46am -
  • Bereavement Leave Flexibility Fail
    Although difficult to write and dedicated to my brother Donald Rogers Jr., this piece is a must read for all managers who have 3-5 day bereavement leave policies in their workplace.…
    - 47 days ago, 16 Oct 15, 1:59pm -
  • SHRM Members: Please Vote for Steve Browne
    Rdg Poetry 4NoKidsHungryFundraiser @SHRM15I have had a couple chapter member audiences I have been able to reach out to since it Steve Browne announced his candidacy for the SHRM Board. One was as late as this week where many of the audience had al…
    - 83 days ago, 10 Sep 15, 3:58pm -
  • State of Union Membership in Illinois
    This morning, I was interviewed by WTAX talk radio about the title above.  This coming the morning after Governor Bruce Rauner’s AFSCME arbitration veto failed in the Illinois House and as we approach the Labor Day weekend which was initially star…
    - 89 days ago, 4 Sep 15, 3:23pm -
  • #MOSHRM15 Conference Ingenuity
    Having been on the #ILSHRM board since 2001 and the CIC-SHRM board from 1997-2005, I have had several years of conference planning experience both directly and indirectly.  I the honor of starting the first CIC-SHRM Legislative Conference and severa…
    - 6 Aug 15, 7:36pm -
  • "Learn A New" or "Snag Some Swag" in #MOSHRM15 Exhibit Hall
    My vote is to "Learn A New..." specifically to build your organizations business intelligence. Improved business intelligence will help managers make better, timely, and significantly more accurate decisions that have a huge impact on the bottom line…
    - 5 Aug 15, 7:58pm -