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  • newHow HR Can Create and Sustain a Culture of Performance
    When millennials make career decisions, company culture is one of the major factors that determines whether they join (or leave) an organization.  And it’s not just millennials; a newly released...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and…
    - 40 mins ago, 14 Feb 20, 6:02pm -
  • newThree Ways to Build Your Business’ OKR Muscles
    As a business-performance consultant, I’ve seen the full range of how companies manage talent. Whether they are well-run organizations looking for a few process enhancements or companies in need of...Workology is the art and science of work, HR a…
    - 2 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 4:20pm -
  • newTo Build a Culture of Feedback, Tie it to Values
    As humans, our core values define and shape us and serve as internal beacons to guide our actions and behaviors. It is the same for any organization’s values. Values are vitally important to the...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and…
    - 6 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 1:07pm -
  • newHow to Apply the “Golden Rule” to Giving Performance Feedback
    Whether you call it “the golden rule” or “the golden law,” we all collectively understand it this way: do unto others as you would have them do to you.  I’ve worked with a lot of managers who feel...Workology is the art and science of wo…
    - 6 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 1:00pm -
  • newEp 213 – HR Freelancers Enter the HR Workforce
    We’ve been talking about the “gig economy” for a few years now, and how the growth of freelancing and contract work impacts how we work in the HR space. A recent study by the Freelance Union...Workology is the art and science of work, HR and…
    - 24 hours ago, 13 Feb 20, 6:57pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

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

Micheal Vandervort

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

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newThe Case for Remote Teams (when small business hiring is tough)
    The cry I hear from small business recruiters, HR pro’s and leaders everywhere is that their top challenges often center around hiring. Attracting, paying and retaining the talent they need can be a constant battle. Especially during growth mode. W…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • Areas of HR to Outsource Based on Employee Population
    Human resources is one of those functions whose priorities change greatly based on employee size. When you are a startup with only a few people, your goals are to be legally compliant and hire who you need – and somehow pay them. As you grow, more…
    - 9 days ago, 5 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • Why Language Representation Matters in Employee-Employer Relationships
    In California, where many of our clients operate, bilingual human resource professionals are in big demand. Whenever I am working with a potential client through the sales process I always ask whether bilingual is something they need. Many of them wi…
    - 16 days ago, 29 Jan 20, 4:11pm -
  • Our NEW My HR Expert Self-Service Site is Live!
    We have offered an HR Hotline service for many years now. In fact, it is something I have offered, in some form or fashion, since the inception of the business. The hotline allows small business leaders to call, text or email HR related questions and…
    - 23 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • 2020 Goals for Small Businesses Who Put Employees First
    Of course we had to start the year with a goals/resolution type post. Are you even a blogger if you don’t? In all seriousness, I start here for one big reason. I don’t hear many small business leaders talking about their people related goals. If…
    - 37 days ago, 8 Jan 20, 2:00pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • OnBoarding The Newest Member of the Team
    We’re dog people in the Schooling household. Oh sure, we’ve had cats over the years (RIP Liza, Cleo and Sasha) but as far as we’re concerned there’s nothing like the unconditional love that emanates from a canine companion.  At one stage we…
    - 18 days ago, 27 Jan 20, 1:54pm -
  • Realism vs. Idealism: Why HR Should Tilt at Windmills
    I’ve worked in HR for decades and I want to tell you a secret. For all our chatter about the transformation of HR, the new and elevated role of the HR leader, and the name change from CHRO to Chief People Officer, we are still, by and large, doing…
    - 25 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 3:50pm -
  • ‘Tis the Season – Company Holiday Party Memories
    I love a good company party. And, at the risk of having my “strategic HR” card permanently revoked, I admit I even enjoy planning them. Over the years I’ve organized everything from sit down service awards galas to parties with DJs, bands and (…
    - 60 days ago, 16 Dec 19, 1:35pm -
  • Employee Experience: More than a Buzzword
    Employee Experience (EX) is one of those phrases that, if one were so inclined, could fill a “Buzzword Bingo” card at most any HR conference/event over the last few years. We’ve been talking about it for a while now so, inevitably, there are fo…
    - 84 days ago, 22 Nov 19, 4:13pm -
  • Judging You (on your own recognizance)
    As an HR professional, my legal bona fides derive from attendance at numerous employment law seminars coupled with dedicated (some may some obsessive) viewing of Law & Order over the years. And when I say Law & Order I mean the big three of the franc…
    - 25 Oct 19, 1:56pm -

HR Tech Girl

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

PeopleGoal Blog

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

The Savage Truth

  • newThis is where the Billing Manager goes wrong!
    Why do so many great recruiters fail when asked to manage other recruiters? There are many reasons for that. The Billing Manager role is the hardest job in recruitment, although it can also be the most rewarding if you get it right. Let me count the…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 7:34pm -
  • Recruitment is not Tinder. And this is why.
    Technology and lack of skill are driving plenty of recruiters to treat recruitment like a dating app. Swipe left. Swipe right. Transactional, keyword matching, resume spamming recruiting drones take heed. (Please). This is what will differentiate the…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Feb 20, 7:13pm -
  • Are you ‘client-flabby’ or are you ‘client-fit’?
    Recruiters often complain about the fickleness of clients. Clients don’t return our calls, they don’t give commitment, and they don’t follow through. Often true. But, is it always the client’s fault? Does the relationship flounder because you…
    - 18 days ago, 27 Jan 20, 6:57pm -
  • It was 40 years ago today… yeah, yeah, yeah
    23rd January 1980. That’s the date I started as a recruiter.   40 YEARS AGO! TODAY!   $10,000 per annum. Executive Recruiter. John P Young and Associates. Adelaide. South Australia What a journey since then. What adventures. What trials. What gre…
    - 23 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Great Recruiters Do Not Always Make Great Managers
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘Great Recruiters Do Not Always Make G…
    - 25 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 6:39pm -
  • 10 recruitment trends I predicted in 2010. A decade later, how foolish do I look?
    A decade ago I was honoured to present a keynote address to the RCSA National Conference in Hobart. (The original here. August 2010) In that speech, I laid out 10 trends that I believed would impact the recruiting profession, and which I predicted we…
    - 32 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 7:12pm -

HR Ringleader

  • HR Federation 2020 Human Capital Management Trends Report- The Definitive Guide
    As we enter a new decade, the HR Federation, a network of leading HR market analysts, is back to bring you our insights on the 2020 HCM Trends.  Our member firms partner using research gathered through surveys, executive and practitioner interviews…
    - 60 days ago, 16 Dec 19, 9:24pm -
  • Coloring Outside the Lines: Deconstructing Talent Best Practices to Find What Really Works
    Best practices.  Does the phrase make your eyes light up at the possibilities, or do you cringe at the thought of just taking someone else’s strategy and shoe-horning it into your organizational culture?  Either way, there are some lessons to b…
    - 8 Jul 19, 8:10am -
  • Time Out: Are You Living Well?
    As I write this, I am enjoying some time outdoors. It’s in these quiet, alone moments that I reflect on who I am, where I am, and choices I make. Although I still have so much to learn, I have reached the point I no longer worry. I clung to guilt,…
    - 17 Jun 19, 2:04pm -
  • Busting HR Technology Implementation Myths
    Have you ever been tasked with making a technology selection for your organization, then leading that implementation? For many HR leaders, this scenario plays out at some point in their career. I’ve long said that this is not something that HR prof…
    - 31 Mar 19, 11:01pm -
  • The Root of the Productivity Gap
    For as long as I can remember, organizations have been trying to find ways to increase the productivity of employees.  A number of tactics have been used including measurement and tracking, incentives, engagement plans, self-imposed targets and mor…
    - 20 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • How Optimizing Staff Scheduling Benefits Your Organization
    Inside fast-paced workplaces, many leaders are challenged with optimizing staff scheduling. While there are still companies managing staff scheduling manually, most are using automated staff scheduling solutions. While there are many reasons for the…
    - 4 Mar 19, 12:00pm -

People Equation

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

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

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newThe 3 Rules for Kissing Your Boss on Valentine’s Day!
    May 20, 2013, I published a silly little post on my blog called “The Rules About Hugging at Work”. The post might have taken me twenty minutes to write. It was just an idea I got, like thousands of others, I thought it was funny, so I wrote about…
    - 5 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 1:55pm -
  • newYour Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @Talkpush #HRTech
    This week on The Weekly Dose I revisit a recruiting technology called Talkpush that I originally took a look 5 years ago! Guess what? Quite a few things changed in five years! Talkpush, now, is the Recruitment Automation Platform that makes hiring co…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 1:55pm -
  • HR Famous! The Podcast is now Live! Episode 1
    I’ve personally been on nearly 100 different podcasts as a guest! I get asked, and I’m like, yeah! Let’s do this! I mean who doesn’t want to hear me on a podcast!? For years, I’ve been told by folks, “you should start a podcast!” But, l…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 1:55pm -
  • Compromise Kills Innovation!
    The most innovative leaders of our time were mostly assholes. Why? They refused to budge on their idea. Everything in their body told them what needed to be done to make their idea happen, and they refused to compromise on even the smallest details.…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 1:55pm -
  • The Top 5 Gifts to Get that Special Someone at the Office for Valentine’s Day!
    Let’s get creepy today! Remember back when you were in elementary school and your mom or dad would take you to the store and you would pick out your box of Valentine’s to give out at school? You had to make one of those little ‘mailboxes’ out…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 1:55pm -
  • Just Do Your Damn Job, Timmy!

    - 8 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 1:55pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

HR Cloud

Women of HR

  • The Science is Simple: Women on the Rise
    With my team at Messina Staffing in Chicago, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting many talented women with wonderful jobs in science, technology, and engineering. Today, I see women rising everywhere I look, and the opportunities are only increasing…
    - 81 days ago, 26 Nov 19, 6:00am -
  • A Cautionary Tale: Amazon’s Experiment with AI in Hiring
    While the search for true human-level computing power is still elusive, the targeted use of artificial intelligence is currently transforming individual lives and entire industries. From intelligent sourcing and automatic ordering optimizing supply c…
    - 88 days ago, 19 Nov 19, 6:00am -
  • 5 Ways To Use Empathy to Become An Effective HR Leader
    “You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” – John Steinbeck A couple of years ago I remember asking the CHRO of the company I employed at about what he thought was the most important characteristic an HR leader should posses…
    - 95 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 6:00am -
  • The New Digital Human Workplace #HRTechConf
    The 2019 version of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition wrapped up about a week and a half ago, and as always it was a world class showcase of HR technology solutions, ideas, and trends in the space.  It’s a show that I wish every human re…
    - 15 Oct 19, 10:42am -
  • Is your company recognizing “Her” enough?
    “She needs your respect, not your comfort. Needs your support, not your sweet words. Girls with dreams become women with vision. All she needs is the freedom to create her own world.”   ~ Bithika Halder     Let’s be honest! Talking about gen…
    - 30 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • Three Ways to Improve Your Employee Engagement Plan Right Now
    Employee engagement is top-of-mind in our HR industry. As the tight job market continues, retention is equally as important as recruitment. Employers are focusing on ways to better engage workers who might otherwise go elsewhere seeking what they per…
    - 23 Jul 19, 7:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHRExaminer v10.59
    With Predictions Everywhere, Here are 9 Trends from John Sumser that are Shaping AI and Intelligent Tools in HR Tech. Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D. has a great question. Could we have made the first trip to the moon in 2020? J…
    - 2 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 5:00pm -
  • newHR Tech Weekly: Episode #253: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    Topics: SmartRecruiter HiringSuccess Conference, Walk Me’s new CFO Andrew Casey, People Analytics Firm Visier Announces Nick Lisi as Chief Sales Officer, Belgium’s SD WORX Acquires Pointlogic, Ceridian hiring 2,000+ positions in Canada over next…
    - 6 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 12:30pm -
  • newPredictions Everywhere – 9 Trends that are Shaping AI and Intelligent Tools in HR Tech
    “Humans are not good at making decisions. And yet, the proliferation of intelligent tools will give every decision-maker at every level a range of conflicting inputs from which a decision must be made.” - John Sumser
    - 1 day ago, 13 Feb 20, 3:11pm -
  • newHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #352: Liz Wessel, Co-founder and CEO WayUp
    John Sumser speaks with Liz Wessel, the Co-Founder, and CEO of WayUp. Liz has been featured as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, named one of the “18 Coolest Women in Silicon Valley” by Business Insider, and one of New York Business Journal’s “Mo…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 5:00pm -
  • newWhat Puts the Intelligence in Intelligent Software and AI Hiring Tools?
    Veteran HR Technology analyst John Sumser demystifies the common elements found in AI and intelligent software. From Machine Learning and NLP to RPA and chatbots, these are the ingredients that put the Intelligence in Intelligent Software and AI.
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 6:49pm -
  • Could we have made the first trip to the moon in 2020?
    “The question is, could we do it all today starting from scratch? Assuming the technical solutions are all in place, why might a trip to the moon not be possible today?” It's more than an interesting question from Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D.
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 2:59pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers. Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Summer 2019 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring. NEWS… check out our regions new talent.…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 6:31pm -
  • Conversation With A CTO: Do You Interview To Include Or Exclude Candidates From The Process
    I’ve had a repeating experience when speaking with hiring managers and I finally figured out how to ask them a question that would get to the core of the matter: “When you interview, do you ask questions to include or...
    - 8 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 6:27pm -
  • Top 100 Jobs In The U.S. 2020
    U.S. News and World Report has put out their 100 Best Jobs in 2020. I, being a list person, always find these things interesting mostly to see if it jives with what I am experiencing here in the Midwest and...
    - 10 days ago, 4 Feb 20, 6:12pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers. Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Summer 2019 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring. NEWS… check out our regions new talent.…
    - 10 days ago, 4 Feb 20, 12:38pm -
  • Conversation With A Minneapolis Head Of Product: Yes, Product Owners Are In Demand In Minneapolis And St Paul
    Earlier this week I had a catch up call with Head of Product at a SaaS group here in the Twin Cities. After catching up on Gopher football, New Year’s resolutions and themes, Q4 ’19 hiring trends and 2020 hiring...
    - 16 days ago, 29 Jan 20, 9:21pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers. Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Summer 2019 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring. NEWS… check out our regions new talent.…
    - 16 days ago, 29 Jan 20, 8:30pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newIt’s Hell to Be a Gig Worker in California Today
    Despite all the yapping that California Is a “model” for the rest of the nation, take it from a Native Californian: it’s getting a lot harder to live and work out here in the Golden State. And since the beginning of 2020, it’s gotten really…
    - 3 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 4:01pm -
  • newWhy do Great Managers Matter? A Statistical Lesson
    My Bachelor degree is in statistics. Actually “Quantitative Business Analysis,” which is fancy for statistics. I loved the idea of using math to “predict” outcomes and prove hypotheses. My senior paper attempted to use a variety of statistica…
    - 1 day ago, 13 Feb 20, 1:41pm -
  • newHR’s Greatest Opportunity to Support Gender Diversity
    As a mom of a young daughter, I’m paying more attention to the gender diversity push than ever before. I personally never felt passed over for roles or promotions due to my gender – nor afforded them because of my gender either. That said, until…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 3:35pm -
  • What You’re Getting Wrong About Finding Candidates of Color
    It is not uncommon for clients to ask me, “where should I post my open position if I want a candidate of color to apply?” When I get asked this question, I can’t help but wonder: “Do companies think black candidates are not using LinkedIn?”…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 5:27pm -
  • Every Recruiting Process is in Disorder until you Organize it
    What is disorder? Disorder is a messy desk, dirty house, a body that needs to be showered, work that is not in order. When you woke up today was everything in order? Were the dishes done, work happening and no dogs barking? Did I mention kids? If you…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 1:43pm -
  • Being Busy Is a Form of Laziness
    Today I share a quick quip on productivity and refer to an old, but spot on blog post from Tim Ferris (the author of the 4 hour work week) about focusing on truly important work. Ferris: “If you consistently feel the counterproductive need for volu…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 3:22pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • newReliance, One Of The Largest Companies In India, Takes HR Very Seriously
    We just completed a two-day strategy meeting with Reliance Industries, one of the largest and most profitable companies in India.The company runs the world’s largest oil refinery, operates...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Se…
    - 19 mins ago, 14 Feb 20, 6:23pm -
  • The Future of Work: Lessons In Job Architecture and Career Management
    As I’ve discussed in several articles, the hyper-competitive job market has made internal mobility one of the most important strategies in HR. LinkedIn’s latest study (2020 Global Talent...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Serv…
    - 5 days ago, 9 Feb 20, 3:22pm -
  • We’re Running Out Of Workers. Now What Do We Do?
    In all my years as a working professional, I’ve never lived in an economy where “there are not enough workers.” But that’s where we are.For the next ten years, the term...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Ente…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 6:22am -
  • 2020 Predictions: Reinventing Work, Reinventing HR, Reinventing Ourselves
    2020 will be a year of reinvention. As we enter the thirteenth year since the global economic meltdown, businesses are seeing slowing but continued growth, uncertainty about politics and global...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory S…
    - 15 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 11:11pm -
  • Our New Role: Bringing Kindness To Work
    In 2014 I wrote a speech titled “Simply Irresistible,” describing the need to rethink the concepts of employee engagement. That speech, which turned into a research model, described how...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Servi…
    - 19 days ago, 26 Jan 20, 7:59pm -
  • Introducing Josh Bersin Academy Live!
    Mark your calendar for June 8-10 in sunny Los Angeles on the USC campus as we debut our first professional development conference, JBA Live! Why another HR conference?  Well, this will be...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Ser…
    - 23 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 1:26pm -

Your HR Buddy

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

HR Gazette

Everyday People

  • I Have an Idea
    I had a unique experience growing up in Ada, Ohio because every grade of our school was in one building. You could attend kindergarten and graduate from your senior year in the same place. It was all I knew so it was normal to me. Every class you too…
    - 5 days ago, 9 Feb 20, 11:47pm -
  • Runnin’ Down YOUR Dream !!
    This Sunday something happened that hasn’t happened for an entire month. The sun came out. Now, I know the sun is always present, but it hasn’t shown itself in Greater Cincinnati during the month of January. Seeing sunlight was a welcome break fr…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Feb 20, 12:15am -
  • Friends
    This weekend the weather was a mix of clouds, mist, sleet and brisk winds. Everything was wet everywhere you looked. The wind made it feel colder than the actual temperature. This isn’t a blog post about the weather in West Chester, Ohio. These are…
    - 19 days ago, 26 Jan 20, 11:49pm -
  • Make Your Work Art !!
    This week one of my musical heroes passed away. Neil Peart was the drummer and lyricist of the legendary progressive rock band Rush. Whenever you admit that you’re a fan of Rush, you get mixed reactions. There are those who are die hard fans, and t…
    - 33 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 2:45am -
  • Take It In !!
    This past week I celebrated another trip around the sun and became another year older. I find that I now look at each new year as a time to reflect. This is something newer for me and something I wish I would do more. For instance, I have now been al…
    - 40 days ago, 6 Jan 20, 1:33am -
  • A New Decade !!
    I’m sure that I will be one of many posts about what to look forward to in 2020 and beyond. I’m good with that. I strive to be a person who looks ahead. I value the past and the experiences I’ve had so far over my lifetime, and hope that I’ve…
    - 47 days ago, 29 Dec 19, 11:55pm -

Workplace Diva

  • newNew study reveals the most ageist professions
    Ageism. It's the biggest wrinkle in the modern workplace. Once you hit a certain age, all professional bets are off. Just take your "No Malarkey" bus fare and hit the road, pal! Before we get to the survey, can I just ask who let Joe Biden run with "…
    - 24 hours ago, 13 Feb 20, 6:54pm -
  • newThe workplace has become a professional pressure cooker, study says
    I know you're busy doing the jobs of three people, and so I'll make this quick: a new study says the workplace is more stressful than it was five years ago!As if you didn't know this already given your ever-increasing workload, right? Well, a new Kor…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 6:20pm -
  • Stressed at work? Staring at a potted plant can help you calm down
    A new study finds that having a potted plant near your work area can help reduce your high levels of workplace stress. Let us all sit around like potted plants and take in the key details of the study, shall we?Before we get to the study, however, pl…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 3:56pm -
  • Senior managers "like" job seekers who pester current employees online
    A new year, a new job. At least, you are thinking about changing jobs. In fact, a new survey finds half of workers plan to do just that.But what do you need to catch the eye of the typical senior manager in 2020? According to a new Accountemps survey…
    - 36 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 6:38pm -
  • Happy New Year, I'm Moving
    It's been a bit crazy lately. I am in the process of moving, and I simply haven't had the time or mind share to blog. By "moving", I do not mean that I am moving my website. No, I am in the process of moving my entire physical self to another city in…
    - 37 days ago, 8 Jan 20, 8:00pm -
  • Your coworkers would fine you $28 for every missed deadline if they could
    A coworker just missed a work deadline. What do you do now? Forget friendly reminders, because a new survey finds nearly eight in 10 employees would FINE this coworker $28 for every missed deadline!via GIPHYBritish company Savoy Stewart surveyed more…
    - 67 days ago, 9 Dec 19, 6:34pm -

Corn on the Job

  • new3 things you’ll learn from your first job
    You might have worked a couple of jobs in high school and college, but nothing comes close to the jungle you are about to join. After reading that invite letter, you are probably excited about landing your first corporate position. You can finally ma…
    - 5 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 1:51pm -
  • newOptions For Working In The Educational Sector That Doesn’t Involve High School
      Source – CC0 Licence Most of us feel that in order to work in the educational sector that becoming a teacher is the most obvious option. And while there are so many different strands in the educational sector when you are considering the overall…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 7:15pm -
  • Keeping Fit as Part of Your Job
    We all know how important it is to maintain a decent level of fitness, in combination with eating a balanced diet, in order to be considered healthy. Some people are lucky enough to have fitness and the need to remain active as part of their career.…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 8:37pm -
  • 7 Benefits of Online Study Programs
    With the creation and development of online educational resources, more people than ever now have access to higher education. Before these courses were available, a college education was limited to those with the time and money to attend established…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 2:48pm -
  • Is Becoming a Teacher the Right Job for You?
    Are you not sure if becoming a teacher is the right job for you? Maybe you are thinking about going on a training course, but you just don’t know if you are cut out to go all the way. Either way, if you want to help yourself then this guide will te…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 5:06am -
  • The 5 Most Dangerous Things About Being A Nurse
    When thinking about dangerous jobs, nurses don’t really enter into the public consciousness. We often think of police and firefighters as having dangerous jobs, and rightly so. Yet, being a nurse has a lot of possibility of injuries and illnesses t…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Feb 20, 6:04pm -

Texas Strategic HR

The HR Blog

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

  • 10 Things You Need to Do to Make This Year Your Best Year Ever
    As I’m sure you did too, I spent some time during the end of year holidays to reflect on the past year, the past decade, and my life in general. I also spent a little time – not enough yet – to consider the new year, and the new decade that lie…
    - 14 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 6:02pm -
  • The Random Show — Conversations with My BFF Laurie Ruettimann
    When my BFF, Laurie Ruettimann, called me up and told me about her unplanned, open afternoon and a need for a last-minute podcast guest, I suggested we do a recording together to fill the gap. Inspired by Tim Ferriss’ recurring random conversations…
    - 15 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 4:25pm -
  • My Favorite Apps and Online Tools
    I really enjoy reading blog posts and listening to podcasts from leaders that I follow, where they share some of their favorite tools and resources for productivity, running their businesses – or just cool apps that they use. When others share what…
    - 16 days ago, 29 Jan 20, 3:23pm -
  • How to Start a Movement — The Origin Story of DisruptHR
      As the Chief Excitement Officer of DisruptHR, I’m often asked to share how DisruptHR got it’s start. Were we planning to start a movement? Did we have plans for it to grown into what it’s become today? The easy answer to both of those questi…
    - 37 days ago, 8 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Intentional Networking Strategies for Introverts (And Extroverts!)
    When you hear the word “networking”, or someone tells you that you need to “network”, what comes to mind? In general, if you’re extroverted, or gain energy by interacting with people, then you may feel as excited about networking – as you…
    - 58 days ago, 18 Dec 19, 10:02pm -
  • Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish – and How to Make It a Strategic Priority
    Maybe it’s because I’m getting older every year – which is totally unfair – but more and more, when I think about what I’m grateful for, it’s my health – specifically my body’s ability to move about the world and do the things I want…
    - 63 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 6:18pm -

True Faith HR

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

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • newHappy Valentine’s Day!
    Love is in the air! So, as a reminder about proper boundaries in the world of work, here are some mushy posts. And some not so mushy posts. 10 Ways to Show Your Employees You Love Them Happy Valentine’s Day: Tales of Harassment Horror at Work Welco…
    - 5 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 1:29pm -
  • newEmployment-at-Will Does Not Mean What You Think It Means
    “I live in an at-will state, so there’s nothing I can do, but…” I see this phrase, or one similar, all the time. But at-will doesn’t mean it’s a free-for-all when companies want to fire someone. Here’s what you need to know (as an emplo…
    - 9 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 9:47am -
  • How to Pick up Women on LinkedIn
    One thing I love about being a woman on LinkedIn is the fabulous messages I get from Army Generals and entrepreneurs who find me so incredibly attractive that they have to reach out. Like this message I received today from “Greg.”  I put “Gr…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 4:11pm -
  • When This HR Leader and His Team Got Laid Off, He Responded in a Perfect Way
    Outsourcing happens. Sometimes it’s an excellent decision for the company, and sometimes it is not, but regardless when it happens people lose their jobs. That is precisely what happened to Chief Human Resources Leader and General Counsel Marc Alif…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 11:53am -
  • Corporate Jargon that We Love to Hear
    There are plenty of things your coworkers say that drive you up the wall. There are plenty of things that you say that drive your coworkers up the wall. But, it turns out there are some corporate phrases–jargon that people like to hear. Who knew?…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 2:56pm -
  • Human Resources Is Not A Customer Service Department
    Everybody hates HR. Employees hate HR because they always seem to take the management side. Management hates HR because HR is always saying no, or requiring documentation, or making demands on their already busy schedule. Usually, when we understan…
    - 9 days ago, 5 Feb 20, 12:35pm -

Total Picture Radio


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

Cost of Work

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

The Buzz on HR

  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 2 – The Miseducation of Whypipo
        Take a moment to watch this video to understand what inspired the theme for this post.     Because I don’t have the desire or capacity to keep explaining Supremacy, Privilege and Whiteness or why unlearning it is so essential to our collect…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 10:45am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 1 – For The Last Time: Black Blogs STILL Matter
    Each year, I’ve kicked this challenge off by writing about why it is important.   In 2017, I said Black Blogs Matter because ” the pressure feels unlike anything you’ve ever felt before. And you know you have to press forward, beyond your anxi…
    - 10 days ago, 4 Feb 20, 10:45am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – The Final Challenge Calendar
    I am pleased to share the final #BlackBlogsMatter challenge calendar with you.     Thank you for rocking with me and the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge for the last 4 years.   Let’s do this! One last time.    
    - 17 days ago, 28 Jan 20, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Now What?
    2019 marked the 3rd year of the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge. I started the Challenge to break myself out of a writing rut and express some of the feelings I’d been suppressing about the difficulties myself and other Black people face in our workpla…
    - 24 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Get Up, Stand Up … from the Table
    2019 was a difficult year for me in my day job.   In fact, if I’m being completely honest, I’ve had a difficult 2 – 3 years in my day job.   While I loved the HR team I’d built and many of the co-workers I interacted with from day-to-day, I…
    - 87 days ago, 19 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – The Fatigued & MicroAggressed Restless
    Completing the #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge for 2019 hasn’t been easy. First of all, I migrated my blog in the middle of the Challenge and there were technical difficulties (It’s finished now and looked GRRRRREAT — so if you haven’t viewed it…
    - 31 Oct 19, 5:00am -

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newWhy Office Romances Should be Allowed to Blossom
    Office romances take place in every workplace, no matter where in the world you are. Some last a lifetime, literally, while others fizzle out often causing an awkward atmosphere in the office for a while. But is it really a sackable offence to get in…
    - 2 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 5:10pm -
  • newHow to Prevent Unnoticed Email Security Risks in Your Business
    An inordinate amount of data passes through business email addresses every day. However, the more companies send valuable data through email channels, the more likely it is to cause security risks. With phishing emails being the most common method …
    - 1 day ago, 13 Feb 20, 5:05pm -
  • newWhat’s the Best Way to Negotiate a Salary?

    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 5:05pm -
  • The Art of the Pivot in Executive Search
    A key piece in identifying the right executive candidate happens before the search begins, during the engagement launch. We identify the desired education, skills, experience and cultural fit of targeted candidates and use that to bring the client an…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 5:08pm -
  • Why Safety and Stability are Important Foundations for Employee Engagement
    The words ‘safe’ and ‘stable’ may not immediately sound the most engaging, but they can play a significant role in developing and maintaining an attractive workplace culture that supports highly-engaged employees. At Pure, we spend a lot of t…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 5:06pm -
  • The Must-do Interview Checklist for Your Candidates
    Preparation, preparation, and preparation – it’s something you’ve probably told your candidates a thousand times to do ahead of a job interview. We’ve heard of the saying, ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’ and that’s something you…
    - 5 days ago, 9 Feb 20, 5:09pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • newHow Can #HR Support Trump? (a serious question)
    *Editorial note* Sometimes social conversations are better than articles and blog posts, such as the case with this social conversation converted into a blog post.  Since 2017, I have wondered how can anyone, especially HR professionals, supports Do…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 2:00pm -
  • Stop Snooping, Spying, and Stalking Your Employees
    Silently Stalking Employees The internet has created many opportunities for people to start their own company, join organizations they’ve always dreamt of, provide for themselves and/or their families. It has helped create thought leaders and influ…
    - 22 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • Engaging in Bullying Behavior and Being a Bully are Different Things
    Many of you who have read my blogs over the years know that I often refer to, learn from, or are inspired by my kids. Today’s post is no different but in this case, it is written with one of them. I was trying to wrap my arm around bullying, micro…
    - 24 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • Happy Birthday, Dr. King (I’d Be Lost Without You)
    For me, today kicks off a week-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Yes, I know as a nation it is celebrated the 3rd Monday in January, HOWEVER, his bornday is January 15th. So why do I celebrate beginning on his actual birthday u…
    - 30 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 3:15pm -
  • You’d Better Think About What You’re Trying To Do To Me
    NPR recently reported that 1 in 16 women say that their first sexual experience was rape. Here is the link to that report. Think about that for a moment. Think about what that entails and why it is important for all of us to know. As a woman who ha…
    - 2 Oct 19, 1:00pm -
  • Don’t Allow Supremacy On Your Watch!
    “Go back to where you came from!” It saddened me to no end that the president of the United States had the audacity to say this about four members of Congress recently. It sickens me to know that so many of “my fellow”  Americans seem to sup…
    - 30 Sep 19, 1:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

Ohio Employment Law Blog

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

The Recruiting Unblog

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

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Musings From Sussex

  • On the passing of my father
    As some know, my father passed way recently. He lived for many years with cancer, before a sudden deterioration. A few people know, and I’ve received some heartfelt messages of support. I’m thankful indeed for those – but it’s also made me re…
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  • Is time flying? Is Twitter dying? Is this blog still alive?
    Got a huge backlog of things I want to write about, but simply haven’t made the time of late.  Everything starts with a first step, they say… Been a close watcher of the ups and downs at Twitter over the last year or so – with most of the com…
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  • HR tips for a fast growth startup company
    While out at SXSW recently, I got the chance to catch up with ZipRecruiter.  As a fast growing tech startup, building a team AND supplying their core product to small/medium businesses around the world, I thought they might have some interesting th…
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  • Five things from SXSW 2015
    With my fifth SXSW safely tucked away, I’m now familiar enough with the pattern to know the learning hits in three stages: the stuff that hits you in the face while in Austin, the stuff that seeps out of your subconscious as the margaritas evaporat…
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  • Agile recruiting – and DiceTalentNet highlights
    Had a great day at TalentNet yesterday – wanted to share a few takeaways, my slide deck, and also some appreciation for those behind it.  Trying to get anything organised during SXSW is a battle – vying for venue space and more importantly, peo…
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  • SXSW, DiceTalentNet and Data: good & evil
    Been a busy few months and fallen right out of the habit of blogging!  Time to spur it on, since SXSW beckons later this week, which means it’s about five years since I started this. I certainly remember writing up some reflections after my fir…
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Take It Personel-ly

  • newKnow The Difference Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Everyone goes through some sort of money trouble, but going bankrupt is an entirely different level of daunting. As scary and depressing as it may sound, though, declaring bankruptcy isn’t all bad. For many people, it just might be the way out of t…
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  • newFive Eating Habits That Are Negatively Affecting Your Workday Productivity
    Dr. Eva Selhub uses an excellent analogy and compares your brain to a luxury car; practicing good habits such as only putting high-quality gasoline in the car leads to peak performance on the road, while eating healthy food and practicing positive di…
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  • newImprove Sustainability in Your Office in 9 Easy Steps
    Today’s business owners have more to keep track of than ever. Sustainability, while a recent development, is a real factor in attracting and keeping talent and upholding your company’s corporate social responsibility. Your office might have a jum…
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  • new4 Ways to Brighten Your Jewelry and Accessories Sales Numbers
    Over the years, customers have evolved in the way they shop for jewelry. Today, jewelry and accessories customers are turning to brands that offer a more comprehensive buying experience with a significant web presence. Nonetheless, the industry has r…
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  • newCountries With the Fastest Internet to Make Working Abroad Easier
    We are living in a digital age where you no longer have to commit to working a strict 9-5 desk job. Companies are beginning to loosen their grips by offering work from home benefits. In addition, freelancers and digital nomads are able to work from a…
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  • Who Is This Guy Snooze?
    There are no discoverable historical records about Doctor Snooze, but we do see evidence of his influence. His name is emblazoned on every alarm clock and smartphone in the world. Whoever he was, the damage done by his philosophy of instant gratifica…
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  • Awareness of Time Usage and Personal Decision Making
    There are two truisms not usually put together that seem to make perfect sense when accidental usage brings them together. Peter Drucker’s quote, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed,” is one of th…
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  • Lies About Multitasking In Resumes and Jobs
    Most people take pride in calling themselves multitaskers. Like other motherhood and apple pie topics, it has become a badge of honor to lay claim to the ability to do it even though there is not much proof that it works or even that it exists. Emplo…
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  • The Burn-out Culture of Too Muchism
    “Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.” – Plato   Plato’s comments regarding multitasking were probably meant to be instructive to his followers. We can assume that the point of this lesson was to…
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  • Personal Branding May Not Be What You Think It Is
    People are making a career out of that personal branding bandwagon that may have seen better days. There are multiple examples of selling the idea and products associated with personal branding. We have massaged and smithed this buzzword of years ago…
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No Excuses HR

  • I Have Plans
    They say that battle plans always look good until the battle starts. Then everything changes in an instant regardless of what was expected. I think the same can be true in business.Strategic Plans, Business Plans, Marketing PlansI like plans. I like…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 6:19pm -
  • Kindness, Grace...and Work?
    "It's not personal, it's business."I've said this a thousand times...and I'm quite sure I'll say it a thousand times more before I call it a career and delete my email accounts forever.Faith and Leadership in the WorkplaceI've been writing about fait…
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  • What's Your Leadership Definition?
    Your CEO steps onto the elevator with you, turns to greet you, and instead of saying hello, says..."tell me your leadership definition."What's your answer? I'll wait...but I'm not sure you'll have time to wait in that elevator.Leadership Is Everythi…
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  • Your Last 10%
    A number of years ago I was with a great friend at his workplace where he was speaking with a member of his team about a difficult topic. He sensed she was trying to be diplomatic and was not being completely forthright as she answered his questions.…
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  • Ready To Go
    I'm ready to go.It's Not About the New YearIdentifying goals, resolutions, or whatever you prefer to call the "beginning of the year lists" can be fun, inspiring, and confusing all at once.Are we supposed to have lists? Yes we are!Is there something…
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  • Expressions of Power
    Power is an interesting concept. We chase it...we are fearful of it...we are quick to identify abuses of it......and then we chase it some more.What's the Real StoryThere is an allure to success, and the trappings that come along with it. Titles, mon…
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The Chief People Officer

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

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

  • #WorkTrends: Email Still Matters: Etiquette for Today’s Users
    Here’s a term for you: email brick. It’s that dense blob of text in an email that starts at the top and doesn’t come up for air until the end. No line breaks, paragraphs or bullet points, and often, no readers. We tend to avoid reading those em…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 2:01pm -
  • #WorkTrends: Acing the Metrics: Reading the Data on Engagement
    Sometimes a #WorkTrends episode answers a trending question so clearly it’s as if we never have to ask the question again. That’s what happened when Meghan M. Biro sat down with Leila Zayed of Best Companies Group to talk about measuring engageme…
    - 14 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 1:15pm -
  • U-Haul’s Nicotine-Free Policy: Fostering Wellness, or Cutting Costs?
    If a company eliminates applicants because of an unhealthy behavior, are they fostering workplace wellness, or cutting healthcare costs? Are they promoting a culture of healthy employees, or discriminating against potential candidates? Or is it somew…
    - 15 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 1:20pm -
  • 5 Ways to Build a Great Candidate Experience in 2020
    Heading into a hiring spree for the new year? Last year, the Talent Board Candidate Experience Research Report found that if a prospective hire has a negative candidate experience, they’re increasingly willing to sever their relationship with tha…
    - 16 days ago, 29 Jan 20, 2:15pm -
  • Finding Gen Z Talent in 2020: Three Predictions
    TalentCulture asked Kristen Ribero, Director of Enterprise Marketing for Handshake, for three predictions on how we’ll be finding Gen Z talent in 2020. It’s all about democratizing opportunity and building diverse teams; sourcing tech talent beyo…
    - 21 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 6:00pm -
  • #WorkTrends: The Human Impact of Data Literacy

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Recruiting Animal

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

Strategy Focused HR

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

Interview Geek

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

The HR Field Guide

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

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  • "Love Changes Everything. . ."
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  • "Talent Is A Wonderful Thing. . ."
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HR Nasty

  • newScripts for providing feedback to your manager
    Providing feedback should be approached as a favor given, not an accusationScripts for providing feedbackThis is the third in a series on the topic of giving feedback to your manager. For most of us, this can be an intimidating conversation becau…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 4:38am -
  • Take the initiative and have a tough conversation with your manager
    Your team members fly is open. Does that have to be a tough conversation?The tough conversation doesn’t have to be toughLast week we discussed why your manager might be difficult to work with. This week’s topic was supposed to discuss scripts…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 4:29am -
  • What did I do to my incompetent manager to deserve this?
    I have an incompetent managerYour manager sucks. We have all worked for them. Maybe someone in positional power is an ass and could benefit from feedback for improvement. You may feel your incompetent manager shouldn’t have their role.  We have…
    - 34 days ago, 11 Jan 20, 6:44am -
  • Why your budget request will cause you to fail
    You know she is asking for what she really wants!Budget requestEver put together a budget request for a special project? When you are working on a project that requires employee hours or financial resources, is your budget request on point? One o…
    - 2 Nov 19, 2:00am -
  • Career Tracker, HRNasty launches a Resume Builder and Job Offer Calculator
    Career Tracker, the next step in your job searchListen to Career Tracker roar. HRNasty is quiet no moreBig news on the HRNasty front. I am proud to announce that I am a co-founder of a new product/software service called Career Tracker.  Career…
    - 22 Aug 19, 12:55am -
  • How to pitch new ideas in the corporate world and your personal life
    Are you getting all of your new ideas launched and executed?How do you present new ideas at work?Have you ever pitched an idea to our boss and run into a brick wall? Was your idea shot full of holes or dismissed? Today I provide insight into why…
    - 20 Jun 19, 5:19am -

Christopher in HR

  • We Want You! (sort of…)
    No thank you. Sam and I go back for years having met at a tech company and keeping up with each other since. He’s a good guy, talented as an HR Business Partner and his skills are above average. He has a strong brand. Last November a tech firm reac…
    - 29 Jan 19, 2:23pm -
  • A Matter of Degrees
    She shivered. As my better half and I left a quaint little bistro in the early evening the temperature had changed since we entered. From a balmy 70 initially, (21 to my friends on the other side of the pond) it was now a nippy 62 (17) since the sun…
    - 29 Nov 18, 12:55pm -
  • Good News
    It was a dark and stormy night… Actually that’s not true: it was a beautiful sunny morning but I’ve always wanted to start a post like that! The phone rang and although I didn’t recognize it I answered anyway as it was a local call and I hope…
    - 27 Nov 18, 3:22pm -
  • Fall Out
    Everything in its season. There is no question the world’s a little colder place in the fall. While my friends south of the equator are fast heading towards spring, we in the northern climes are snuggled into fall looking towards the Equinox and wi…
    - 10 Nov 18, 12:15pm -
  • Math 101
    Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it’s hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let’s start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I’ve worked with…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:13pm -
  • Hope
    Watch the children. Right outside my door is a running path that goes around a small pond, skirts the edge of two hospitals and eventually meanders past a pretty good-sized playground at the edge of a large market. The playground is usually full, oth…
    - 20 Jun 17, 10:15am -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

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

China Gorman Blog

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

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

Steve Boese HR Technology

Women of HR

  • The Science is Simple: Women on the Rise
    With my team at Messina Staffing in Chicago, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting many talented women with wonderful jobs in science, technology, and engineering. Today, I see women rising everywhere I look, and the opportunities are only increasing…
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  • A Cautionary Tale: Amazon’s Experiment with AI in Hiring
    While the search for true human-level computing power is still elusive, the targeted use of artificial intelligence is currently transforming individual lives and entire industries. From intelligent sourcing and automatic ordering optimizing supply c…
    - 88 days ago, 19 Nov 19, 6:00am -
  • 5 Ways To Use Empathy to Become An Effective HR Leader
    “You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” – John Steinbeck A couple of years ago I remember asking the CHRO of the company I employed at about what he thought was the most important characteristic an HR leader should posses…
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  • The New Digital Human Workplace #HRTechConf
    The 2019 version of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition wrapped up about a week and a half ago, and as always it was a world class showcase of HR technology solutions, ideas, and trends in the space.  It’s a show that I wish every human re…
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  • Is your company recognizing “Her” enough?
    “She needs your respect, not your comfort. Needs your support, not your sweet words. Girls with dreams become women with vision. All she needs is the freedom to create her own world.”   ~ Bithika Halder     Let’s be honest! Talking about gen…
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  • Three Ways to Improve Your Employee Engagement Plan Right Now
    Employee engagement is top-of-mind in our HR industry. As the tight job market continues, retention is equally as important as recruitment. Employers are focusing on ways to better engage workers who might otherwise go elsewhere seeking what they per…
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Creative Chaos HR

  • newHeading into the weekend…..Take care of those you...
    Heading into the weekend…..Take care of those you love, especially yourself...Image description: a photo of a family in shadow. They are walking from left to right, past a heart shaped mural located on the wall behind them...#ChaosPhotos #…
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  • newGood morning, good souls. May you be filled with beauty and joy,...
    Good morning, good souls. May you be filled with beauty and joy, so you can be the light in the dark for others to see...Image description: a photo of a crowd at a political protest. In the foreground on the right side of the photo is a little gir…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 12:08pm -
  • “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but...
    “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hahn..Have a joyful day, everyone. ..Image description: a photo of a man walking past a billboard featuring Black women a…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 1:02pm -
  • Heading into the weekend…..Another busy week is coming...
    Heading into the weekend…..Another busy week is coming to a close. There were struggles, for sure. I also saw as well as experienced acts of compassion, thoughtfulness, and community building. It’s yet another reminder that life is brutal, yet…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 12:55pm -
  • Sending a clear signal is important. It helps people understand...
    Sending a clear signal is important. It helps people understand what you believe in, or how you think about the world around you. How it’s received is another matter. ..What signals do you purposely send into the world?...Image description:…
    - 9 days ago, 5 Feb 20, 12:15pm -
  • Pace yourself. The week’s just beginning…..Image...
    Pace yourself. The week’s just beginning…..Image description: a photo of two yellow street signs. The one on top shows an arrow curved to the left. The one below it says, “20 MPH.”..#StreetPhotography #NYC #TheBronx #Brooklyn #Queens #…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Feb 20, 12:51pm -

Benz Communications

  • Debunking 7 Myths About Employee Benefits Communication
    When the greatest barrier to benefit engagement has nothing to do with your communications, it’s time for a reset. The best tips and techniques for successful benefits communication won’t make a difference if you’re still holding on to the…
    - 10 days ago, 4 Feb 20, 5:16pm -
  • Personalized Benefits Communication: Are We Making It Easy Enough?
    Personalization is a top priority for large employers, and thinking about ease of access is key to making that effort work.
    - 24 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 7:51pm -
  • What's Trending in Employee Benefits for 2020
    As we move into 2020, there are some really exciting topics that are top of mind and are driving our work with large organizations. Here are just a few of the things I’m most energized about and spending the most time working through.
    - 31 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 11:43pm -
  • 2 Universities Show Behavioral Nudges That Work
    Change is hard. Read how 2 universities used the carrot-and-stick approach—coupled with strategic, multi-channel communications—to drive CDHP enrollment and wellness engagement.
    - 73 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 1:00am -
  • Can You Be Green and Use Printed Materials for Benefits Communication?
    Keep print in your benefits communications mix by choosing recycled or certified paper and printers committed to environmentally friendly printing options.
    - 87 days ago, 20 Nov 19, 12:19am -
  • Why Your Employees Do Nothing (and What to Do About It)
    When you roll out a new program or campaign and you’re underwhelmed by the response to it, don’t assume there’s a problem with program. Instead, there may be a few common barriers preventing your people from taking action. Luckily, we know…
    - 5 Nov 19, 6:23pm -

Recruitifi Blog

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

HR Hardball

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

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

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

Something Different HR



  • Inclusion means everyone
    I’m not sure how many of you saw the social media fallout from the Good Morning Britain debate that led to Iain Dale walking out of the studio. If you need to catch up with it you can here. It was supposed to be a discussion about mental health and…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 8:00am -
  • Hold your nerve
    I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve arrived at an event, a dinner or a networking session and walking into the room it appears that everyone knows everyone else. And of course, I know no-one. My mind searches to try and understand which mag…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Feb 20, 8:00am -
  • Confidence and humility in leaders
    One of the joys of my job is the ability to observe people performing in their roles as leaders. The psychologist in me loves the field study presented every day. Over the last 25 years I’ve had the fortune to observe a number of hugely successful…
    - 18 days ago, 27 Jan 20, 8:00am -
  • Pious indignation and false promises
    Running an organisation of any size is tricky. There is an assumption that simply because of your position that you must know the correct answer for everything.  Not only must your actions be without criticism, but your intentions too. And we will b…
    - 25 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 8:00am -
  • Beliefs, behaviours and systems
    The beginning of any year always coincides with commitments to do things differently. Whether in our personal lives or in the workplace, there is something about the reflection caused by a change in year that leads to a desire to change. You only hav…
    - 32 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 8:00am -
  • 9 things that won’t happen in 2020
    We close the gender pay gap – Repeat after me, “equal pay and gender pay are not the same thing”. Gender Pay reporting is a good thing and has opened up a much needed debate. The issues are widespread and complex – occupational segregation, e…
    - 39 days ago, 6 Jan 20, 8:00am -


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

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

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

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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

Break the Frame

  • Break Free From the Perils of Trying to Repeat the Past
    Summertime, as marked by kids out of school and lazing the days away, ends in Australia this week. It’s back to school in a couple of days, which means I’m back to my routine too. To mark the end of the season, our family went to the beach for a…
    - 17 days ago, 28 Jan 20, 10:30am -
  • Best of Break the Frame: Elevate Your Life, Leadership, and Success
    Looking back over the last year, some highlights stand out. For me, it’s when we got our dog and all the ways big and small we spent time together as a family. Work highlights included writing more often and finishing my continuing education study…
    - 45 days ago, 31 Dec 19, 10:30am -
  • How to Make Lasting Change in Your Life and Leadership
    Let me set the stage. It was the end of a workshop on change. Picking up a friend, I wasn’t there to add my two cents, but it was difficult for me to say nothing. Here’s the gist:  If you want to change, just do this new thing.   Nothing about…
    - 59 days ago, 17 Dec 19, 10:30am -
  • What One Word Do You Need to Embrace in the Year Ahead?
    It’s a big thing on the internet, picking one word to guide your life and leadership in the year ahead. For me, one word is a lot more do-able than a laundry list of resolutions that fade within weeks. Resolutions are pressure. Words? More specific…
    - 66 days ago, 10 Dec 19, 10:30am -
  • A Structured Guide: How to Look Back to Move Forward
    As I approached my car from a distance, I silently cursed. The car parked next to me looked like it was so close, it was questionable if I’d be able to open my door. Imagine my surprise when there was more room than I’d anticipated because that c…
    - 73 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 10:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

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

The Aristocracy of HR

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

Talent Vanguard

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

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

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

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

HR Bartender

  • newBookmark This! Encore Career Edition
    An encore career refers to a career change, typically later in life. This could be great for individuals and companies looking for talent.The post Bookmark This! Encore Career Edition appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 1 day ago, 13 Feb 20, 9:57am -
  • Should I Become a Generalist or Specialist – Ask #HR Bartender
    Human resources is like many professions - there are generalists and specialists. Here are six things to consider when deciding which is better.The post Should I Become a Generalist or Specialist – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 9:57am -
  • Use #HR Predictions As the Foundation for Your Talent Strategy
    A talent strategy needs to be backed by data and predictions. The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated shares their talent predictions.The post Use #HR Predictions As the Foundation for Your Talent Strategy appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 5 days ago, 9 Feb 20, 9:57am -
  • Staffing Shortages Are Not a Customer Service Excuse
    Staffing shortages are a big issue for businesses. But we can't use it as an excuse for poor customer service. Customer loyalty is important.The post Staffing Shortages Are Not a Customer Service Excuse appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 8 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 9:57am -
  • Employee Engagement: 3 Things We All Want from Work
    Employee engagement has a lot of moving parts. It can be overwhelming to consider it all. But there are 3 things all employees want from work.The post Employee Engagement: 3 Things We All Want from Work appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 10 days ago, 4 Feb 20, 9:57am -
  • The Pros and Cons of Working From Home – Ask #HR Bartender
    Working from home may be the top goal of many workers. Here are several tips and resources discussing the pros and cons of working from home.The post The Pros and Cons of Working From Home – Ask #HR Bartender appeared first on hr bartender.
    - 12 days ago, 2 Feb 20, 9:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • newHow to Energize a Team that’s Lost Heart
    Everything’s hard when you lose heart. Fearful people play-it-safe. “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Vince Lombardi If your team lost enthusiasm, what are you going to change about yourself? What did you… Continue reading →
    - 7 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • newThe Single Predictor of Long-Term Success
    There’s hope for you if you aren’t the smartest person at the table. Average people succeed as long as they keep going when the path is steep. Talent, intelligence, good fortune, and opportunity… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 13 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • new12 Questions that Expose the Real Problem
    The real problem is the pattern. Pattern recognition is the issue when the same problem keeps coming back. 12 questions to expose destructive patterns: What do others say to you that you repeatedly… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • Seven Tips to Avoid Being Controlled by Manipulators
    Leaders who repeatedly complain about the same issue want affirmation, not resolution. Every suggestion you offer to a manipulator is inadequate. Never take up the sword for someone who’s standing on the sideline.… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Powerful Strategies that Strengthen Teams
    Discouraged people have hearts like water and knees like butter. The ability to rise is about you, not the challenge. 7 causes of discouragement: Hard work with no or slow progress. Disappointed expectation.… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 12:51pm -
  • 3 Lessons From Eeyore on Cheering Up
    It’s dreary here. February and March are cruel in Pennsylvania. I recently talked with a friend in New Zealand. It’s late summer there. But it’s late winter here and it’s been cloudy since… Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 1:28pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newa Valentine’s Day round-up
    In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here’s a round-up of some past posts that involved romantic relationships — some good, some bad, and some really weird. My dad is dating my boss, and they want me to go to couples therapy with them (and the f…
    - 2 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 5:00pm -
  • newopen thread – February 14-15, 2020
    It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance t…
    - 3 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 3:50pm -
  • newshould you mention an employee’s smell during a reference check, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Should you mention an employee’s smell during a reference check? A few years back, I managed an employee who was on a performance plan and was on the verge of being let go. A new position open…
    - 14 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 5:03am -
  • newI’m still not doing the job I was hired for two years ago
    A reader writes: I’ve been at my current job for two years, and have been doing … okay. No big issues, but in previous reviews my boss has talked about me in terms of good, not great. I’m definitely struggling with efficiency, and am generally…
    - 24 hours ago, 13 Feb 20, 6:59pm -
  • newupdates: the conference expenses, asking to move back to an old job, and more
    Here are three updates from people whose letters were answered here in the past. 1. Should we let an employee pay their own way to a conference in an exciting location? (#2 at the link) Thank you for answering my question and to all the commenters fo…
    - 1 day ago, 13 Feb 20, 5:29pm -
  • newask the readers: how can we help gender transitions at work go well?
    It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I’m a leader in my company’s LGBT employee group, and we are working on a set of Gender Transition Guidelines to be used by transgender employees who transition while at our com…
    - 1 day ago, 13 Feb 20, 3:59pm -


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

HR Observations

  • How Can the Construction Industry Overcome HR Challenges? A Guest Post
    This is a guest post from Megan R. Nichols, STEM Writer. She offers advice to HR professionals in the construction industry. The construction industry has made significant advancements within technology and management practices in the past decade. Ma…
    - 17 days ago, 28 Jan 20, 3:41pm -
  • How to Use HR Technology to Your Advantage: A Guest Post
    This guest post was written by Ryan Farley The big challenge for Human Resources teams in the foreseeable future will be staying on top of the game. Digital technology has freed HR staffs from mundane and repetitive tasks in payroll, benefits, and i…
    - 71 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 6:18am -
  • How Robotic Process Automation Can Transform Your HR Department
    ‘Artificial intelligence’ and ‘machine learning’ are buzzwords you might find in any given publication centered around technology, but there’s another popular phrase that HR professionals might want to be aware of: robotic process automatio…
    - 6 Nov 19, 12:45pm -
  • How to Assess and Improve Chemical Plant Safety: A guest post
    In my home town, in a recent news story, we were told of a community protest against a chemical plant and its emissions. The local authorities moved quickly to at least temporarily close the plant. Little did they know that action would have repercus…
    - 4 Nov 19, 2:16pm -
  • Why Good HR Teams Started Using Kaizen Philosophy For All Employees
    Today’s guest post was written by Ashley Wilson. Every business today is under immense pressure to improve efficiency, communication and ensure continuous improvement within the organization. The HR department – Human Resources – is at the cent…
    - 30 Oct 19, 11:45am -
  • 5 Essential Technologies for Your HR Department
    Human Resources Department (HR) employees are in charge of multiple tasks on a daily basis, all of which are high-responsibility duties. Organizing interviews for new employees, checking the overall employees’ satisfaction levels, and managing ever…
    - 18 Oct 19, 11:45am -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

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

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

Upstart HR

  • newWOH 74: Using Internal Podcasts to Communicate with Deskless Workers
    Today, more workers than ever are in roles that do not provide them with an office, a desk, or even a computer or email address. Forbes says that more than 2 billion workers work in a deskless environment. So how can employers communicate with those…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 3:11pm -
  • SHRM-SCP vs SPHR: Which Senior HR Certification Makes More Sense?
    Are you a senior HR pro thinking about getting a certification, and you’re selecting between the SHRM-SCP and the SPHR? Have you wondered if the SHRM senior professional certification or the HRCI senior professional in human resources certification…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 1:38pm -
  • WOH 73: What it Takes to Mentor Women (and Men)
    In our study on Disruption and Reskilling, we found that one of the top ways employees want to learn new and different skill sets is through coaching and mentoring. However, mentoring is one of those concepts that is often oversimplified in the workp…
    - 22 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • Weigh In: What’s Hot in Talent Acquisition and Recruiting in 2020?
    Click here to give your vote in 20 seconds or less.  One of the most fun pieces of my work is getting the opportunity to tap into the ideas, energy, and creativity from HR and talent leaders like you and then share that insight with the rest of the…
    - 30 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 2:46pm -
  • WOH 72: How Intel Designs Intentional Candidate Experiences
    Employers have been talking about candidate experience for years, but many of them still struggle to make it better in practical ways. Should they focus on technology? The interview? How the culture is communicated? Intel has taken a holistic approac…
    - 32 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • The Top 5 Podcast Episodes of We’re Only Human in 2019
    Nearly 11 years ago I started writing this blog as a way to capture my learning moments in a new HR job. Today, I still write a good bit but it comes in the form of reports, research, and case studies. I still create plenty of content, but the podcas…
    - 38 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 1:00pm -

In Full Bloom

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

HR Success Guide

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

Thinking About Learning

  • newNew Voices in L&D – Ashton Massey
    When I opened up the blog for new voices in L&D, I wasn’t sure who might accept. I am delighted that Ashton Massey asked to be involved. She’s very new to the world of corporate learning, and corporate life at all! Her piece below is full of enth…
    - 12 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 7:00am -
  • newNew Voices in L&D – Eva Adam, part 2
    Welcoming Eva Adam back to the blog, Eva presents an interesting argument about whether or not L&D is an employee benefit. Read on to find out more on what she thinks. I don’t edit or amend the pieces being written for me. I’m not an editor, and…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 7:00am -
  • New Voices in L&D – Eva Adam
    Starting us off in Week 2 of the New Voices in L&D series is Eva Adam. She’s fairly new to the world of L&D with a couple of years in different L&D roles. Having worked in different roles before finding L&D, she describes L&D as “L&D can feel lik…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 7:00am -
  • New Voices in L&D – Liz Burkinshaw
    Next in the series of New Voices in L&D is this short and creative piece from Liz Burkinshaw. Liz has experience in being an HR professional and moving into the L&D space. This image says a lot about her topic of inclusion and diversity, and her ques…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 7:00am -
  • New Voices in L&D – Katherine Maldonado
    Next in the series of New Voices in L&D is this piece from Katherine Maldonado. Katherine is an experienced professional and entering into the world of L&D from her academic further studies. It’s great to read a piece where someone ties together in…
    - 9 days ago, 5 Feb 20, 7:00am -
  • New Voices in L&D – Luke Goodwin
    I’m delighted to start the February series of New Voices in L&D with this piece from Luke Goodwin. Luke explains his journey from having left L&D to go into operations, and come back to the profession and what he sees as having changed, and where t…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Feb 20, 7:00am -

T Recs

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

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Let Me Ride.
    This is my first post on this site in a really long time. Here's hoping it doesn't get me fired.
    - 58 days ago, 18 Dec 19, 6:56pm -
  • Virtual Insanity: Rethinking The Traditional Workplace.
    One of my senior leaders once told me a funny story about the time his kid was asked about what Dad did for work. “He talks on the phone in the basement all day,” the kid replied. This pretty much sums up a lot of people’s perceptions about vir…
    - 5 Jun 18, 2:49pm -
  • Glassdoor: An M&A Which Will Live in Infamy.
    There are a lot of companies out there that actually walk the walk. Glassdoor, for a long time, was one of the good guys; they practiced the same sort of radical transparency they preached and were the rare company to actually champion the employee…
    - 10 May 18, 3:16pm -
  • Feeling Lucky: Google Gets Into Sourcing.
    One of the foundational premises of talent sourcing lies in the fact that traditional search engines are notoriously bad at searching for individual people and profiles, particularly as they relate to jobs. If you’re looking for something, search…
    - 28 Mar 18, 3:01pm -
  • Um Yea: Not Another 2018 HR Tech Trends Post.
    Here’s a good way to kick off a new year: for the first time in like, a decade, I’m actually not dreading writing one of those annual preview posts. See, if you’re in the recruitment content marketing business (a pretty shit nice, TBH), every y…
    - 16 Jan 18, 2:21pm -
  • Git Up, Git Out: Why Prisons Are Killing Diversity in the Workplace.
    If employers truly cared about diversity, then a felony conviction would be a non-issue for recruiting, if not an asset.
    - 12 Dec 17, 2:33pm -

HR Remix

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

101 Half Connected Things

  • Fairness, Silos & The Proximity Problem
    Why proximity breeds unfairness
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 7:15am -
  • The Surprising Truth About Obvious Truths
    I regularly talk and write about the need for a more evidence based approach to creating work that works better for more people. Less guff. There is too much faddishness and too many poorly thought out and poorly joined up initiatives. I’m therefor…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Feb 20, 7:45am -
  • Hipster HR
    One of my favourite stories of last year was of someone complaining of their photo (from a stock gallery) being used in an article about hipsters. The claim was that their photo being used portrayed them in a negative light. The article was on group…
    - 18 days ago, 27 Jan 20, 7:30am -
  • A Year Without Work
    Early in my career I took a job in a department that was supposed to be delivering a major new product for one of our business partners. It seemed like a great opportunity. What happened next was that the deal was delayed and the delayed again. But w…
    - 29 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 6:02pm -
  • Compromise and Strength
    We often see strength as somehow inextricably linked to inflexibility. We ask people what they stand for. We don’t ask what they’d bend for or maybe where they would move or shift. What ground they would give. If I know the ground you won’t mov…
    - 63 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 8:14am -
  • Why You Won’t Get Your Own Statue
    Synopsis: why a more distributed sharing of information might make people’s contributions less enduring, but more useful. There will never be a statue made of me*. There’s a high chance that if you are reading this you want get one either. I’m…
    - 77 days ago, 29 Nov 19, 9:13am -

Leadership Freak

  • newHow to Energize a Team that’s Lost Heart
    Everything’s hard when you lose heart. Fearful people play-it-safe. “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Vince Lombardi If your team lost enthusiasm, what are you going to change about yourself? What did you… Continue reading →
    - 7 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • newThe Single Predictor of Long-Term Success
    There’s hope for you if you aren’t the smartest person at the table. Average people succeed as long as they keep going when the path is steep. Talent, intelligence, good fortune, and opportunity… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 13 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • new12 Questions that Expose the Real Problem
    The real problem is the pattern. Pattern recognition is the issue when the same problem keeps coming back. 12 questions to expose destructive patterns: What do others say to you that you repeatedly… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • Seven Tips to Avoid Being Controlled by Manipulators
    Leaders who repeatedly complain about the same issue want affirmation, not resolution. Every suggestion you offer to a manipulator is inadequate. Never take up the sword for someone who’s standing on the sideline.… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Powerful Strategies that Strengthen Teams
    Discouraged people have hearts like water and knees like butter. The ability to rise is about you, not the challenge. 7 causes of discouragement: Hard work with no or slow progress. Disappointed expectation.… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 12:51pm -
  • 3 Lessons From Eeyore on Cheering Up
    It’s dreary here. February and March are cruel in Pennsylvania. I recently talked with a friend in New Zealand. It’s late summer there. But it’s late winter here and it’s been cloudy since… Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 1:28pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newWeekend Leadership Reading: 2/14/20
    Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take...
    - 3 hours ago, 14 Feb 20, 4:00pm -
  • newLeadership: 5 Ways to Make Your Team a Great Place to Work
    Leadership is one of the few jobs where you can make the world and work better for other people. You can turn out great work that makes a difference for others. You can help team members grow and meet their own goals...
    - 1 day ago, 13 Feb 20, 4:00pm -
  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 2/12/20
    Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any...
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 4:00pm -
  • Book Review: The Leader You Want to Be
    At the beginning of The Leader You Want to Be, Amy Jen Su introduces us to Leader A and Leader B. Leader A is super effective. Things are going well. The leader is happy and satisfied. Leader B is the opposite. The...
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 4:00pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: After the talk
    After you talk to a team member about performance or behavior, he or she should leave the meeting thinking about what they will do differently. Nothing else. Prepare and conduct your meeting to eliminate distractions...
    - 5 days ago, 9 Feb 20, 7:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

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

Charlie Judy

HR Pockets

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

Don't Forget to Remember

  • From Beneath The Ice
    When he was deemed old enough, his father allowed him to tag along on an ice fishing adventure. They woke in the dead of night to navigate the cold wind that kissed the black ice. Through the dead silence he heard a noise that sounded like car skiddi…
    - 43 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 9:10pm -
  • Top 5 - 2019
    Do you ever feel like you are forced to like certain bands... that some music is just assumed cool and therefore called upon to celebrate? Have you noticed a merging of pop and indie music with commercial groups topping indie lists?The list I'm publi…
    - 59 days ago, 17 Dec 19, 9:09pm -
  • The Opportunity Economy
    2020 seems like an ominous number......I'm sure there are movies of lore that have characterized the year forthcoming with jet packs and laser beams. Much has changed through technology and there are trends emerging that will have an impact on the wa…
    - 71 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 8:02pm -
  • I'll Take The Stairs
    Early in my career I was obsessed with moving up the corporate ladder. I wanted to lead and effect change and create new avenues for organizational development. It was important to me. While my intentions were genuine, my process was flawed. I create…
    - 92 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 2:54pm -
  • Controlling Candidate Experience
    Coming out of the HRTech Conference, there seem to be a thousand emerging technologies to improve the hiring process. Machines can organize data bases, create better user experience and track end-to-end process. Once we've conquered those things it's…
    - 1 Nov 19, 2:08pm -
  • Motivational Mapping
    The art of establishing Employee Engagement has been a Slow Train Coming.....We've adopted buzzwords and put others to bed. We've seen technology impact frequency and pats on the back are now covered with a strategic glove. Things don't change with r…
    - 25 Sep 19, 3:58pm -

Employment Law Navigator

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

What Goes Around

  • Drawn To Inclusion
    Using dialogue and cocreated art to explore representation
    - 4 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 6:22am -
  • Saying Goodbye
    We travelled to Bristol to say goodbye to a dear old friend this week. Liz did a huge service to our family. Sometime after my Mum died in 1984, Dad met Liz and they became and stayed good friends. My Dad was not always easy to get along with, indeed…
    - 6 days ago, 8 Feb 20, 11:04am -
  • Talent 2020 : The Future Is Unwritten.
    Back in 2015 I wrote a prediction piece for Cornerstone and HRZone. Mervyn Dinnen, Rob Briner, and Dr. Tom Calvard also contributed. I rediscovered my scribbles this morning and thought it might be interesting to take a look, five years on, and see h…
    - 17 days ago, 28 Jan 20, 2:04pm -

The Social HR Connection

  • Introducing Harlow Creative Co.
    First and foremost, I want to thank those who have stuck with me through my career journey these last 7+ years. From HR and recruiting to content strategy to employer branding, it has been extremely rewarding. Since starting this blog in 2012, I’ve…
    - 50 days ago, 26 Dec 19, 7:48pm -
  • An Update from Ashley
    A few years ago, I wrote a blog about the importance of taking a break to recalibrate career and personal goals. After managing this blog and keeping up with social media for years, I needed a mental break so I could find renewed passion for what I w…
    - 7 Jul 19, 3:22pm -
  • 4 Tips to Stay Relevant Before Searching for Your Next Job
    Want to know the best way to be proactive in your job search? Check out my latest VentureFizz post here to learn more.
    - 31 Jan 17, 3:33pm -
  • 4 Tips for Becoming a Great Remote Employee
    Curious about taking a remote role? Already working virtually but want to improve your success? Check out my latest blog on VentureFizz for some tips! Click here to read more.
    - 2 Nov 16, 5:19pm -
  • Finding Your ‘Culture Fit’ During the Job Search
    Learn more about company culture and how finding the right one for you matters.
    - 7 Sep 16, 3:40pm -
  • 4 Recruiting Practices that Won’t Turn Off Candidates
    Whether you’re a new recruiter or seasoned, corporate or agency, these 4 practices are always a good reminder for creating a good candidate experience. Click here to check out my latest blog post on VentureFizz for more details.
    - 3 Aug 16, 2:58pm -

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

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

Rollercoaster HR

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

A Leading Perspective

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

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