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  • newMarcus Buckingham Rocked #SHRM15 Day 2 Keynote – 3 Important Shifts for HR to Make
    I ALWAYS enjoy listening to Marcus Buckingham (@mwbuckingham) – I always have key learnings and takeaways every time. This morning at #SHRM15 was no different when Buckingham kicked off Day 2 of the conference. Today’s big takeaways? Buckingham r…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 9:09pm -
  • newThe Life of an HR Generalist. Is it right for you? #SHRM15
    I’m a generalist. That’s right. Jack of all trades, master of none. I love my job because I get to use my brain in a variety of different ways on any given day. There are never dull moments. However, there are certainly moments when I’m knee de…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 5:17pm -
  • newHR Best Practices: Going Beyond Minimum Requirements
    Every year brings changes to employment laws. For HR professionals, this means regularly reviewing employee handbooks and policies and making updates to remain in compliance. It may be tempting to adjust your policy to meet the bare minimum requireme…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 2:17pm -
  • new15 Best Inspirational Tweets From @coachkwisdom #SHRM15 Keynote
    The SHRM 2015 Conference officially kicked off a few moments ago with Coach Mike Krzyzewski discussing leading others, inspiration and developing talent to create a winning team. In his keynote, he talks more about relationships, setting rules or w…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jun 15, 11:03pm -
  • Millennials are Easier to Attract Than You Think #SHRM15
    I’m no stranger to self-promotion. This year during SHRM I am going to be speaking on the SMART Stage and it’s almost my cherry popping experience speaking in front of a crowd with a presentation. I speak a lot during hackathons that I run, but t…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 7:17pm -
  • Top 5 #SHRM15 Blogs of the Week
    With SHRM being only a few days away (if you haven’t already arrived in Vegas) there is an overload of great content being put out from all directions. Without being too self-serving I wanted to introduce to you the top SHRM related blogs that I h…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 5:17pm -
  • Millennials: How to Help Them Tackle their Personal Financial Crisis
    In 2013, New York Life released the results of a survey that included respondents from three generations. Although the survey covered a number of different areas, the responses regarding financial satisfaction were particularly revealing. Approxima…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • Candidates Aren’t Cattle. Why Email Isn’t Effective in Recruiting and Hiring
    As the years go by, I find that email becomes less and less of a useful tool for me, and I’m not alone. While it’s true that we all still use email at work, we’ve also moved many of those conversations that once took place in email to other pla…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jun 15, 1:17pm -
  • 5 Ways to Get Job Seekers to Quit Stalking Jobs through Recruiters
    As a recruiter job applicants who won’t give up can become a problem. While determination and a willingness to keep trying are both admirable traits, so is learning to take no for an answer. Before you allow your frustration to overwhelm your commo…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • 3 Cost Effective Ways of Attracting the Best Talent to Your Organization
      Finding the best talent and hiring them before your competitors is always a good feeling, but it’s a misconception to think that in doing so you have to spend big bucks. If you want to get a head start on the competition and win while keeping co…
    - 35 days ago, 26 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • Understanding the Psychology of Job Rejection – Part 2
    This is a two part series on job rejection psychology. Click here for Part 1.  Is Job Rejection Normal? Some job rejection is a normal part of even the most successful career cycles, but what about those workers who experience longer periods of reje…
    - 40 days ago, 21 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • Understanding the Psychology of Job Rejection – Part 1
    This is a two part series on job rejection psychology. Click here for Part 2.  All of us experience it in some way nearly every day of our lives. Rejection is one common human experience that we all wish wasn’t and job rejection can be especially…
    - 41 days ago, 20 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Ways to Quit Stealing Blog Content
    If you are receiving this blog from me, it’s likely that instead of calling you out, I’m politely suggesting that you remove my original content that has been copied and pasted onto your site. In short, I’m tired of your shit. I appreciate that…
    - 21 Jan 15, 8:19pm -
  • I’ve Fallen Out of Love with Twitter
    For the last 6 years, Twitter has been the glue that has held my community together. It has facilitated client relationships, business opportunities and even introduced me to best friends. Twitter has been the secret sauce that has catapulted my blog…
    - 29 Sep 14, 2:35am -
  • The Why Behind HR Technology’s Hype Cycle
    I’ve been giving a lot of thought these days to the adoption speed or lack there of when it comes to human resources technology. In trying to explain the cycle, I’ve taken a page from Gartner and how the cycle moves. Adoption is often very slow w…
    - 20 May 14, 11:17am -
  • How to Sell to HR: Current Advertising & Marketing Trends
    The human capital and HR industry is a hard nut to crack. It’s an elitist and exclusive female dominated bunch. The men in the industry likely came from the recruiting or operations side of the house. Outsiders are viewed skeptically particularly t…
    - 19 Feb 14, 8:25pm -
  • Your Company Careers Page is the Heart of Your Employment Brand
    Not too long ago, I wrote about the 9 channels of employment branding. Employment branding is one piece of your overall recruitment strategy. It is the most strategic part of your recruiting plans and activities. Employment branding incorporates trad…
    - 12 Feb 14, 3:52pm -
  • The Difference Between an HR Business Partner & Just HR
    Human Resources. HR. It’s an industry that is elusive in understanding to many including your CEO, hiring manager or employees. Just exactly who is HR and what do they do for your business, compliance and for the employee? I’ve often said that HR…
    - 5 Feb 14, 2:17pm -


  • newOn Leadership and “It’s Not You, It’s Me” Syndrome
    This DATIS Blog Article, “On Leadership and “It’s Not You, It’s Me” Syndrome”, was originally posted by Andrea Pampaloni, Linked 2 Leadership, on June 25th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. Several years ago I played recreationa…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 1:33pm -
  • Making the Most of the Seasons in Life
    This DATIS blog article, “Making the Most of the Seasons in Life”, was originally written by Donald Latumahina, Life Optimizer, and was reposted with permission. I like to learn from the lives of others, and one of the things I’ve learned is…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 1:15pm -
  • Using Unified Data to Ensure ACA Compliance
    New regulations and workforce challenges in today’s business environment can make it feel like we are driving at full speed through a rapidly shifting landscape. In particular, the ACA is proving to be a major roadblock for many organizations. Alth…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 1:57pm -
  • Realizing Your Potential: A Lesson from History
    This DATIS blog article, “Realizing Your Potential: A Lesson from History” was originally written by Donald Latumahina, Life Optimizer, and was reposted with permission. I love reading books from different fields. One that I read recently is A…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 1:16pm -
  • 5 Reasons Why Smart Leaders Take Vacation
    This DATIS Blog Article, “5 Reasons Why Smart Leaders Take Vacation“, was originally posted by Fiona Moriarty, Linked 2 Leadership, on June 11th, 2015 and was reposted with permission. Being a leader can take its toll in some very troubling…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 12:57pm -
  • The Deadly Costs of an Outdated HR System
    Today, it seems as though the only thing constant in our work environment is change. Technological advancements and organizational growth are driving changes in the way we manage employees, recruit talent, analyze data, and more. However, some organi…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 12:27pm -

Sagacity | HR

  • 4 tips for making the most of new performance management technologies
    Originally posted on Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management:Technology has already had a profound transformative effect on many things we do in business. We now have cloud solutions for storing our data remotely and accessing it, mobile dev…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 2:32am -
  • Mindful Work at Aetna
    Aetna’s stock recently hit a record high and its unconventional CEO, Mark T. Bertolini, is proud of reshaping the corporate culture to include stress-reducing benefits such as yoga and meditation classes for employees. More than one-quarter of the…
    - 27 days ago, 3 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • Business Leaders Who Influenced Performance Appraisals
    People have complained about performance appraisals for centuries.  And the nature of their complaints have remained consistent through the ages.  “The Imperial Rater of Nine Grades seldom rates men according to their merits but always according…
    - 27 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 7:00pm -

Micheal Vandervort

  • newSpeed Kills – Live from #SHRM15
    @SHRM15Blogger This week I’m at the giant 2015 SHRM Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.  When I say huge, I mean gigantic as in over 15,000 HR professionals in town to learn about the latest and greatest in HR. I did my share of educating yesterday…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 9:12pm -
  • Labor Relations Round-Up
    A Baker’s Dozen Labor Donuts Labor Relations professionals had a busy week. Here are headlines from a baker’s dozen stories I’ve had my eye on this week.  Check out the stories. Breaking: Union postpones election at Boeing Plant in South Carol…
    - 73 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 7:43pm -
  • NLRB. HR ain’t got time for that!
    Human Resources People are Busy “Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, And looking up I noticed I was late.” – The Beatles I woke up this morning and felt a disturbance in the Force. It…
    - 77 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 2:41pm -
  • Breaking: NLRB Issues Guidance for New Election Rules
    NLRB General Counsel Issues Guidance for Representation Case Rule Implementation From the NLRB website: General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. issued a guidance memo on modifications to the representation case procedures that will take effect on Ap…
    - 84 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 7:37pm -
  • Labor Relations Round-Up for April 3, 2015
    Labor Relations Stories for April 3, 2015 Image source: Forbes Blogging over the Easter weekend is stupid, but then no one ever said that I was….never mind.  This is a simple post anyway with headlines from five important labor relations stories t…
    - 87 days ago, 4 Apr 15, 1:35pm -
  • Are You Prepared For the NLRB “Union Spring”?
    Your Best Laid Plans May Be Screwed Over the past several weeks, a number of large employers have been announcing that they are raising wages for their hourly workforce, including McDonald’s which just announced a wage increase for the 90,000 emplo…
    - 87 days ago, 3 Apr 15, 7:19pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • Top Five Articles Job Seekers Need to Read This Week June 15, 2015
    For years a myth has been floating around that companies do not hire in the summer so job seekers should just take a break. Not true. Companies hire when they have an opening (and sometimes when they don’t) so do not relax just because things may s…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 3:42pm -
  • Nearly Halfway Through 2015. Where is Your Focus?
    While it’s very hard to believe, we are almost halfway through 2015. I have literally no idea where the month of April went. I vaguely remember May and while June is moving a bit slower things are about to get crazy with travel and new projects in…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jun 15, 4:20pm -
  • How Companies Can Compensate with Benefits Instead of Pay
    A conundrum nearly all small businesses face lies in hiring talent to help grow the business. Not only do they struggle actually finding the talent, but also in being able to compensate appropriately. Often cash strapped businesses delay hiring the t…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • Top Five Articles Job Seekers Need to Read This Week June 8, 2015
    I spoke with a job seeker last week who kept making this same statement, “Man, searching for a job sure has changed since the last time I did it.” Ironically, his last job search wasn’t all that long ago – just 8 years. Yet, the world job see…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jun 15, 3:35pm -
  • Dealing with the Narcissistic Leader
    I’ve written a few posts lately starting with the words “Dealing With…” They are usually focused on dealing with one type of employee or another. A lawyer friend of mine who reads my blog asked if I would write one from the opposite point of…
    - 26 days ago, 4 Jun 15, 4:40pm -

Robin Schooling Blog

  • Jurassic World: Candidates Loose in the Theme Park
    Amidst all the information we read and see about the death of the resume and candidates being able to apply with the one-click sharing of a social profile here in Jurassic the real World job seekers encounter some decidedly archaicThe post Jurassic…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 1:44pm -
  • Big Data for Big Tools
    I read an article yesterday from the Wall Street Journal entitled “Are Companies Any Good at Picking Stars?” in which the author stated that despite companies having more data than ever (big data!), predicting which employees will be successful i…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 12:02pm -
  • Is it Always a Choice? Scrumptious vs. Bland.
    One recent evening Mr. S. and I made a post-dinner stop for a cocktail at one of our favorite local restaurants where we’ve had numerous delicious meals. The food is fantastic to the point where I want to bathe in aThe post Is it Always a Choice?…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 11:55am -
  • Why I Can Be a Feminist and Still Support #MissUSA
    Last night we had the kickoff meeting for the #KreweDeCrown; a team of 8 members of the Baton Rouge Social Media Association (note: the #krewe thing is total Louisiana). We’ll be serving as social media ambassadors for Visit Baton Rouge byThe pos…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 11:55am -
  • Here’s What Talent Agility Looks Like
    Mary managed a small team consisting of 3 employees. The positions they held were coveted jobs in a small but well-known company. With few exceptions these employees tended to be entry-level professionals who used these jobs to launch their careersT…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jun 15, 11:50am -
  • Improve the system. Don’t overcomplicate it.
    I hate to cook. I can easily spend hours watching Giada or Ina or any other number of folks on The Food Network but will do anything and everything to stay out of the kitchen myself. Fortunately Mr. S. notThe post Improve the system. Don’t overcom…
    - 32 days ago, 29 May 15, 1:35pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • new7 Must-Ask Questions About Cloud Technology Providers
    Originally posted on Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management:By Jayson Saba,VP of Strategy and Industry Relations at Ceridian. Human resource professionals are increasingly called upon as leaders and strategists who take companies into cloud…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 9:27am -
  • A Few Thoughts on Pre-Hire Predictive Analytics
    Originally posted on Something Different HR:<> …So I recently came across an interesting press release from a firm called Talent Analytics. The release says that the Company can feed its cloud platform into your ATS/HRIS/LMS etc.,…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:29pm -
  • Implementing Pay for Performance at All Levels of an Organization
    Originally posted on Something Different HR:<> Towers Watson Executives Donald Delves and Lori Wisper discuss what pay for performance means for executives vs. employees and why the differences in pay matter. …I’ll note that in…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 15, 10:16am -
  • Job Boards Aren’t Dead, Just Different.
    Originally posted on Snark Attack:Innovation and competition have always gone hand in hand, and the recruiting technology industry has historically been no exception to this rule. One has to look no further than only a few years back to see evidence…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Jun 15, 6:36am -
  • 4 ways to improve retention through better work flexibility
    Originally posted on Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management:While a lot of things about HR are constantly changing, there’s one element that always stays the same, and that’s the focus on maximizing employee retention and productivity.…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jun 15, 3:12am -
  • 10 Candidate Experience Statistics Every Recruiter Should Know
    Originally posted on Snark Attack:With hundreds of employers voluntarily subjecting their hiring process to the intense scrutiny involved in being adjudicated by nearly 95,000 applicant responses, the 2014 Candidate Experience Awards did more than ju…
    - 25 days ago, 5 Jun 15, 10:42am -

PeopleGoal Blog

  • Training Materials: PeopleGoal
    A fully interactive training guide for PeopleGoal covering basic employee activities, manager activities and administration activities.
    - 69 days ago, 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 -
  • newToo Many Cooks in the Kitchen: How to Unify Your Employment Branding Efforts #SHRM15
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell These days, employment branding is on the hearts and minds of many talent acquisition leaders. Even though it seems to be everywhere, it is still a relatively new phenomenon and subset of the recruitment industry. The conce…
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Sales Training Might Be Your Most Powerful Recruiting Asset - Part Two
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell If you haven’t yet picked up on it, let me be the one to tell you that recruiters are the sales people of talent management. In part one of this series I talked about how similarly aligned our processes are with tradition…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Sales Training Might Be Your Most Powerful Recruiting Asset - Part One
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell I’ve always been of the opinion that even though we are in the recruiting and HR industry, our profession resembles other industries in many ways. I’ve talked before about how similarly aligned we are with marketing, an…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 9:14pm -
  • Why Employment Branding and the Candidate Experience Matter
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Right now the job market is growing every day, our economy is booming and recruiters are stretched thinner than they ever have been. It’s an exciting time for businesses to be expanding and recruiters to be challenged pro…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • How to Create Clickable Content in Employment Branding
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Employment branding is one of the most talked about strategies in recruiting right now and there is a focus on creating content that is clickable and contagious. While this is a great focus to have, we’ve got to remember…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Ways to Repurpose Your Employment Branding Content
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Content is a major part of any employment branding campaign, and a lot of time and effort goes into creating content that people want, need and are looking for. Since we work hard to produce quality content, we definitely w…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 4:00pm -

HR Ringleader

People Equation

  • newLeadership Communication is Vital During a Crisis
    Even though it happened over 20 years ago, the memory is vivid: While working in corporate America, I was waiting for a fax for one of my projects. Upon hearing the sound of an incoming fax, I grabbed the paper off the machine, read it, and then lost…
    - 19 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 10:30am -
  • 3 Sure-Fire Ways to Ruin Trust with Your Team
    Charlie is a charming, highly persuasive marketing executive for a growing technology company. He’s a delight to work with—until you tell him what he’s asking for isn’t possible. Then, his charm rapidly dissipates. On a good day, you’ll get…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 10:30am -
  • 4 Things Top Managers Do To Improve Employee Engagement
    Improving your interactions with employees isn’t rocket science, but it does take effort. I interviewed top managers to find out specifically what they do to create connection and engagement with their employees. You’ll find a list of four tips f…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 10:30am -
  • Tips for Maintaining Your Focus as a Leader
    In the new book The Disciplined Leader, John Manning writes about the importance of focus—and how it drives leadership success. After reading the book, I had the opportunity to ask John some follow up questions. What follows is an edited version of…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 10:30am -
  • 16 Discussion Questions to Help You Lead Better Meetings

    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 10:30am -
  • 52 Messages for Becoming a Disciplined Leader
    As a leader, are you committed to “relentless self-control and positive work habits?” In the book The Disciplined Leader, author John Manning makes the case for discipline, writing that effective leaders employ “consistent application of certai…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 10:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newLive from #SHRM15 – S#*t HR Tech Salespeople Say!
    That’s right SHRMies today is the day!  2 pm West Coast time, because you know it’s the best coast, Kris Dunn, and I will be dropping knowledge at SHRM 2015. Our presentation will give you the ins and outs of selecting your next HR and/or Talent…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 2:37pm -
  • newLive from #SHRM15 – Secret Sauce Recipes!
    Yeah, I know it’s Sunday and I normally don’t post on a Sunday, but I’m at the annual SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas and it starts today. The opening keynote speaker is Coach K, the Duke University head basketball coach.  I’m not a bi…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 2:19pm -
  • Live From #SHRM15 – Everyone Wants Priority Status
    Next week I’ll be speaking at SHRM’s Annual National Conference in Las Vegas with my good friend Kris Dunn.  Come check us out!  Our session is titled: We’re Bringing Techy Back!  It’s on Monday, June 29th at 2pm in rooms N228-N230. In thi…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 11:55am -
  • The #1 Way to Communicate Success of a HR Change!
    Adobe recently changed their annual performance review process of the traditional once-per-year review to a more modern design of having frequent feedback throughout the year: So, based in part on ideas crowdsourced from employees, Morris and her tea…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 11:52am -
  • Do Demotions Work?
    Quietly, Brian Williams returned to NBC last week. Not in his usual spot of nightly news anchor, but in a demoted spot, for less pay: The embattled former NBC Nightly News anchor has been demoted and will receive reportedly less money in his new role…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 11:09am -
  • T3 – PeopleDoc
    This week on T3 I’m reviewing PeopleDoc.  PeopleDoc is a cloud-based HR Service Delivery and HR document management solutions.  What does that mean? PeopleDoc has four components to what they do. First, they manage all of our employee and HR docu…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 11:43am -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • newThe Candidates WILL NOT Wait for Companies to Make Hiring Decisions
    News Flash!! It is 2015 and it is an employee’s market. Have I said that this year? Only about a thousand times. Summertime does not mean hiring is slowing down. It means that hiring is hot as the Texas weather. That, my friends, is steaming hot. D…
    - 19 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • 10 Ways to Recognize An Unfillable Requisition
    The empty chair. The “no hire”. Let me tell you, it happens. There are some positions that are just not going to get filled. You can argue with me until you are blue in the face, but it is the honest truth. I wish it weren’t true, but it is a c…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • I’m Not Here to Kiss Your A**!!!
    The other night my wife Laura and I were out to dinner with some close friends and we had a pretty heated discussion about entitlement.  There is nothing more that pisses me off than people who think they can get something for nothing.  For years…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • The VALUE of Using a Third Party Recruiter
    What is a third party recruiter? Why should you consider using one? How do you go about choosing the right recruiter for your needs?   What VALUE does a third party recruiter bring to your organization? In 2015, the recruiting landscape is more com…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 6:07pm -
  • 7 Things to AVOID SAYING in a Screening Interview
    With the recruiting market picking up, I am screening more candidates than I have in a long time.  A majority of the candidates I am talking to haven’t looked for jobs in years.  I’m not blaming the candidates for being a little rusty on their…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • Flexible Workplace & Hours Are Top Priorities for Candidates
    After talking with candidates this past month, they have made one point very clear.  Candidates need and want flexibility.  The world has changed.  If your company doesn’t have a flexible work environment or if you haven’t started thinking abo…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 10:00am -

HR Cloud

  • HR Cloud Releases New Set of Apps at SHRM 15 
    Adding to its portfolio of HR software, HR Cloud is launching several awesome new apps at SHRM 15, including Directory, Social, Benefits, Assets, Time Off, and Offboard.  Directory, a free app...
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 10:38pm -
  • 6 Tips to Make the Most of #SHRM15
    The SHRM 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition is right around the corner and I, for one, look forward to taking the trip to Las Vegas. I know we all want...
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 8:31pm -
  • Your CEO Wants HR Software. Now What? Your Guide to Moving Forward.
    Great news! As an HR pro you’ve presented your business case to company top dogs and got the go-ahead for a new HR technology solution. Or perhaps the CEO identified...
    - 19 days ago, 10 Jun 15, 6:55pm -
  • How to Turn Employees into Brand Ambassadors
    A group that owns several restaurants and pubs recently embarked on an initiative to train employees. But these employees weren’t going to be trained like everyone else. They were going...
    - 27 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 5:24pm -
  • 4 Ways to Move Millennials from Underemployed to Hyper-Utilized
    Most managers who see an empty chair at a Millennial’s desk or see them sinking a lot of time into social media while on the job would chalk the behavior...
    - 34 days ago, 26 May 15, 7:16pm -

Women of HR

  • To Be, Or Not To Be…. “Ballsy?”
    I recently found myself involved in an online discussion with some colleagues regarding the use of the term “ballsy.”  Let me set the stage: one colleague posted a link to an article and suggested that the content of it was “ballsy” consider…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • Maximizing Your #SHRM15 Experience
    The 2015 edition of the SHRM Annual Conference and Expo is now just a little over a week away.  As you begin your preparations to converge on Fabulous Las Vegas next weekend, amidst deciding which comfy shoes you’re going to bring (and maybe some…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • What Happens In Vegas, Shouldn’t Stay In Vegas (In This Case…) #SHRM15 Preview
    We’re just a few weeks out from the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference, happening this year from June 28th – July 1st in the mecca of all conference meccas, Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.  Vegas tends to be rather polarizing as far as conference goers ar…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • 40 Tips to Enhance Your Life
    We are at the mid-point of the year – which for me means a time to reassess and figure out where I am. Am I where I want to be? Am I heading in the right direction? Are we meeting our corporate goals? Am I meeting my personal goals? As long as…
    - 27 days ago, 3 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • Entrepreneur Spotlight: Advice from Fiona Gathright, A Minority Business Owner
    In the fall of 2004, my business partner Juliet Rodman and I founded Wellness Corporate Solutions, a national provider of workplace health screenings and corporate wellness programming. Back then, our headquarters was my kitchen table — and for the…
    - 33 days ago, 28 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Legacies
    I’ve been thinking a lot about legacies lately. You see, last week I had the opportunity to participate in a unique and amazing experience.  In preparation for and in honor of the impending retirement of long time music teacher and director of the…
    - 42 days ago, 19 May 15, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • newHRExaminer Radio: Episode #101: Kieran Snyder
    Join host John Sumser as he speaks with Kieran Snyder, Textio Co-Founder and CEO. Listen to HRExaminer Radio episode 101.
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • newFive Links: Recruiting is Regional (and so is HR)
    Talent Acquisition and Management is most often an expression of local culture, customs, and, manners. Today's links give a good foundation for thinking about the issues.
    - 18 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 11:01am -
  • HRExaminer v6.24
    100th Episode HRExaminer Radio: A conversation between Terry Starr and John Sumser back in 2012 helped trigger John’s venture into online broadcasting. Fast forward to 2015 and The HRExaminer Radio Hour is celebrating the 100th Episode this week wi…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Five Links: Some Real Technology
    The automation of everything or Software is Eating Everything is going faster and faster. Here are five links where you can learn more.
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 11:40am -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #25: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    HR Tech Weekly Episode 25 with Stacey Harris and John Sumser.
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Five Links: New Quantified Employee Tools
    There's no escaping the fact that self monitoring (and company monitoring of those various selves) is a coming thing.
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 3:55pm -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • Video: Finding A Job Using Social Media
    Back in May (2015) I gave my 6th presentation at Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St Paul: Get Recruited: Finding Your Next Job Through Social Media When Mykl Roventine asked me to speak again this year I paused thinking… does anybody...
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 4:17pm -
  • Minnesota IT Jobs And Career Resources For IT Pros vIII
    Short and simple… a number of Minnesota IT pros are looking for career information, job search advice, how to ask for a raise in salary or rates, etc. Here are 2 videos (2013 and 2014 sessions at MinneBar. 2015 has...
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 8:40pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Head of Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job - Vista Outdoor Healthcare Recruiter - Full Time Job - Pride Health Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - The...
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 6:19pm -
  • Survey: 20% Of IT Pros Are Not On LinkedIn… Some Thoughts
    A survey from Stack Overflow says that 20% of those surveyed (those on Stack Overflow) do not have a LinkedIn profile. Like with all surveys (I say this every time I post something like this) the “who was surveyed” matters....
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 5:24pm -
  • Minnesota IT Jobs: How Stiff Is The Recruiting Competition From Silicon Valley?
    “There’s no way we can compete with Facebook.” My reply: “Who cares?” That was part of an IM with CTO a couple of weeks ago after one of his senior developers gave his two weeks notice. He is leaving for...
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 7:07pm -
  • Minnesota IT Jobs: Do We Have Enough Talent In Minnesota?
    I posted the Minnesota IT Jobs Report for 2015 yesterday (and below) and have already had a number of inquiries mostly from Minnesota startup and tech company (a few from San Francisco and Silicon Valley) CEO’s – CIO’s – CTO’s...
    - 26 days ago, 3 Jun 15, 6:56pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newWhat Kills a Cat but Makes a Leader?
    “Curiosity killed the cat.” This friendly little ditty told to children across the country is intended to squelch the wandering mind of young kids so as not to annoy their... Get the RestThe post What Kills a Cat but Makes a Leader? appeared fir…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 2:41pm -
  • new5 Things You Should Know This Week
    Welcome back to another great week with FOT! Get your Monday started with these 5 must-reads: 1. We did the math: Is an MBA worth it?: Business school requires a huge investment... Get the RestThe post 5 Things You Should Know This Week appeared f…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 1:52pm -
  • Closing Is What Matters
    Oh man, that was really painful to watch. One shot down, one hole to go, and Dustin Johnson pipes two perfect shots that only a select few humans can even dream... Get the RestThe post Closing Is What Matters appeared first on Fistful of Talent.
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 2:40pm -
  • Join Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn at SHRM National in Vegas!
    It’s true. If you’re at SHRM National next week, you’ve got a rare opportunity to see Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn presenting together at “We’re Bringing Techy Back” at 2pm... Get the RestThe post Join Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn at SHRM Nati…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 1:26pm -
  • Yes, I Heard About That. Very Sad. So, Are You Open To A New Opportunity?
    Here is a question for you as an HR/Talent professional: Is there ever any circumstance where it is not okay to cold call into a company or to directly call... Get the RestThe post Yes, I Heard About That. Very Sad. So, Are You Open To A New Opportu…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 2:39pm -
  • Tim Sackett explains The #1 Way To Communicate Success of A HR Change!
    Adobe recently changed their annual performance review process of the traditional once-per-year review to a more modern design of having frequent feedback throughout the year: So, based in part on... Get the RestThe post Tim Sackett explains The #1…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 2:09pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • Oracle Gains Momentum in the HR Software Market – A Story of Patience and Focus
    For more than 35 years Oracle has been a player in the software market. Founded in 1977 as a database and technology company, Oracle is now one of the largest players in applications software,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jun 15, 9:09am -
  • The Simplification of Work: What is HR’s Role?
    In our research during the Human Capital trends 2015 project, we found that while more than 2/3 of the companies we talked with are dealing with “the overwhelmed employee,” a similar number told us...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Ad…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jun 15, 1:35pm -
  • The Disruptions and Future of Corporate Learning, Firing Line video with Bill Kutik
    Bill Kutik and I sat down and discussed disruptions in corporate learning – why learning technology, video, and advanced learning strategies are becoming one of the hottest topics in business,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 27 days ago, 3 Jun 15, 2:51pm -
  • CornerstoneOnDemand Introduces New Analytics and Platform Offerings
    In early May I attended the CornerstoneOnDemand (CSOD) customer conference and this year the company introduced several important new offerings.As an introduction, CornerstoneOnDemand is one of the...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and A…
    - 42 days ago, 18 May 15, 7:07pm -
  • Is IT a profession in Crisis? Why IT professionals feel left out.
    The world of Information Technology has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Decades ago, Information Technology (IT) was considered a creative and strategic profession. These individuals...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 51 days ago, 9 May 15, 8:19pm -
  • The Four Keys to Bold HR: Lessons for the Year Ahead
    We just finished our 8th annual IMPACT research conference in Florida, and our theme was Bold HR – pushing the envelope on talent and HR practices, reinventing what we do, and starting with a...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory S…
    - 56 days ago, 4 May 15, 11:13pm -

Your HR Buddy

  • HR is a Consulting Function not Shared Services
    During my interview with Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte; I asked him, ‘Do companies really need to rethink about having an HR department. Why do some companies say ‘No’ to having an HR department and what are some of th…
    - 16 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • 4 tips to help candidates ease up during Interviews
    Interviews can be stressful for both interviewer (Recruiters/HR/Hiring Manager) and job candidate. It’s challenging for both to know if it is going to be a right fit or not. A great recruiter would do his best job of building a relationship with th…
    - 11 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Employee Satisfaction and Culture Instigators at Rackspace
    Yesterday Crystal Miller and I interviewed Kelly Long @Kelly_long, HR Chief of Staff at Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company and she talked about the unique work culture at Rackspace, tracking employee satisfaction and having ‘Culture Instigators’…
    - 10 Feb 15, 3:28pm -
  • My Top 10 HR and Recruiting blog posts of the year 2014
    I took a review of my last year’s blogs to assess and find out what worked and why. It is always great information to know how I can relate to my audience and how I can serve you better.  And It helps me make some blogging strategy for this year t…
    - 9 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Future of Work – Independent Workers
    ‘According to Intuit by 2020 40% of American Workers will be freelancers. Another study conducted by MBO partners found that today there are approximately 30 million independent workers and that by 2019 this number will grow to 40 million’ – Th…
    - 5 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • Snapchat and Instagram for Employer Branding
    You know what will I do when I want to see some inside stories on Corporate culture! I will check @HRCultureclub on Instagram. Stephanie Krieg, Founder of HR Culture club has been doing an amazing job of sharing some unique and interesting inside sto…
    - 4 Feb 15, 1:30pm -

Knowledge Infusion Blog

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

HR Gazette

HR Minion

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

HR Tact

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

    - 10 Sep 13, 12:00pm -

Everyday People

  • Extroverts Guide to #SHRM15 !!
    The SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition starts in one week in Las Vegas !! This venue seems to scream “extrovert” with all of it’s bright lights, shows and casinos. With over 15,000 people, expected the Conference can be overwhelming for eve…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 1:23am -
  • Fly Like an Eagle !!
    This post isn’t a tribute to the incredible Steve Miller Band, but I may have to do that at a later time !! No, this week I’m straying from the world of HR to pay tribute to my son, Josh. … Continue reading →
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 1:16am -
  • Who Will Speak For Me ??
    A little over a week ago, I lost a dear SHRM HR friend and peer, Sharon Connell-Rick from North Dakota. It is tragic because Sharon was a victim of domestic violence. I don’t pretend to understand this in any logical way … Continue reading →
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jun 15, 12:56am -
  • Let’s Bounce !!
    It’s an exciting time at the Browne house because my amazing son just graduated from High School !! I know that the graduation season is wonderful because of the accomplishments of our kids. For everyone who is experiencing this milestone … Conti…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 15, 12:48am -
  • The Beautiful Blues !!
    This past week the world lost a true musical legend, Mr. B.B. King. He was a genius and a huge influence not only as a Blues artist, but to the world of rock n’ roll. Without B.B. King, as well … Continue reading →
    - 43 days ago, 18 May 15, 1:40am -
  • Kill the Ants !!
    How did you day start today? It’s a simple enough question. We all have fairly set patterns especially during the work week. Do you jump up to the shower, grab a hot cup of coffee, turn on the TV? I’m … Continue reading →
    - 50 days ago, 11 May 15, 12:39am -

Workplace Diva

  • Fired Millennials Most Likely To Vent Over Social Media
    You just lost your job (so sorry...), and you really, really need to vent. Who do you turn to? If you're a Millennial, then you're most likely to turn to social media! Social recruiting and outplacement service CareerArc recently queried more than…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 3:06pm -
  • Does Your Co-worker Always Show Up Too Early?
    Look at you, arriving for your next meeting with 10 minutes to spare! Aren't you the punctual one today. Wait, who's that? Oh, it's the business colleague who always arrives super-early to everything. Yes, it's time to discuss the overly-punctual c…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 3:17pm -
  • Here Are The Best States For Working Dads
    We always hear about the best states for working mothers, but what about the best states for working fathers? Anyone, anyone? Luckily, personal finance website WalletHub has released a new survey that ranks the best places for working dads! With Fa…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 4:31pm -
  • Survey Reveals Social Media's Biggest Workplace Problem
    You keep urging a fellow business professional to get with the times and join social media, but he or she won't do it. Why is that? Don't worry, a new survey reveals the reasons why many working professionals still cling to their offline status! Sc…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 1:30pm -
  • Showing Off Without Showing Up: The Aspirational R.S.V.P.
    Do you use social media to invite other working professionals to your business events? Do many of them say they'll be there, but they never show up? Congratulations, you've just been had by something called "The Aspirational R.S.V.P"! As the old s…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 6:27pm -
  • Twitter To Lose the 140-character Limit On Direct Messages
    Twitter announced that it will lose the 140-character limit on direct messages starting next month. Now everyone will be able to message each other directly, and at Tolstoy length, to say "thanks" for the follow! Our public tweets will still be limit…
    - 18 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 3:22pm -

Corn on the Job

  • Entry-level options for a career in sport
    If you’re a person who lives, breathes and sleeps a sport such as basketball, football or baseball, then you may be considering a career in sports. However, as everyone knows, to actually play any of these sports as a pro you have to have amazing a…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 1:14pm -
  • How To Get The Career Of Your Dreams In A Competitive Market
    Many employers out there are looking for qualified individuals. The problem is that they aren’t finding the ones with the qualifications they want and need. This is making for a very competitive job market. However, just because there is a lot of c…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 11:27pm -
  • By the Numbers: Pushing Back Against Workplace Age Discrimination
    Age discrimination is alive and well, unfortunately. Here’s how to fight it. O-Level Discrimination O-level discrimination is not supposed to happen, but it does. Sometimes, prospective employees call in the big guns, like Claims Direct, to settle…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jun 15, 1:38pm -
  • Looking for Your Dream Job? Here’s 3 Steps on How to Get There
    Your dream job is just around the corner. Theoretically. But why is it so hard for you to get there? You know what you want to do, you’ve known for so long, but somehow you’re being held back. Do you find there are obstacles, challenges, people a…
    - 39 days ago, 22 May 15, 11:00am -
  • The Best Hands-On Jobs For Active People
    If the idea of spending your working life in an office makes you feel a little sad, then you’re going to love the job suggestions on this page. We’ve looked at all manner of different industries in the hope of identifying the perfect roles for pe…
    - 39 days ago, 21 May 15, 8:29pm -
  • Is it Worth Quitting Your Job to Work on a Farm/Outback?
    Are you feeling sick of the daily grind and dream of getting away to someplace remote, tropical, peaceful or exciting? If so, it might be time to consider quitting your job to travel around the country or the globe. One of the biggest things that sto…
    - 42 days ago, 19 May 15, 1:23pm -

Texas Strategic HR

  • newInternational #SHRM15 Attendees – Read This! #SHRM15Blogger
    You’ve made the trip from your home country to the hot climate of Las Vegas. Or, you’re like me, and you are based in the US and you manage an international team. Here’s a post just for you- must attends, sessions that you may appreciate, and g…
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 2:50pm -
  • new#SHRM15 Must Attend Sessions for HR Executives
    I’m pumped to blog for #SHRM here at #SHRM15 in the hot hot locale of Las Vegas, NV. SHRM Annual conference offers something for EVERYONE and every level of HR professional. For those of us who are the HR leader at our respective organizations, her…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jun 15, 11:17pm -
  • Going to #SHRM15? Here’s why you should! #Vegas #SHRM #HR
    I know what you’re thinking: Las Vegas is hot in June. I don’t need the HRCI hours. The hotels are probably already booked. How will the office survive without me? My response: the whole US is hot in June, you could probably use to learn the newe…
    - 26 days ago, 4 Jun 15, 1:50am -
  • Top 20 Human Resource Blogs
    Thanks to Staff Squared for making Texas Strategic HR #14 of the Top HR blogs of 2015! It’s a list with many far more distinguished and prolific bloggers so I very much appreciate being on the list. Want to see the other bloggers on their list? Go…
    - 74 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 5:07pm -
  • How To Manage Underperformance
    Special thanks to Grapevine Evaluations for providing this content! A business comprised of cheerful, motivated employees runs like a well-oiled machine. Unfortunately, as attractive a goal as this may be, it is rarely the case; businesses are collec…
    - 97 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 3:34pm -
  • 5 Types of Toxic Employees and How to Deal with Them [Infographic]
    Guest post by: Reuben Yonatan Founder and CEO of GetVoIP. Reuben’s writings blend commentary, research, and perspective on cloud computing, digital media, software trends, business strategies, and enterprise solutions.   One bad apple is all it ta…
    - 25 Feb 15, 4:45pm -

The One Crystal

  • Okay Guys: Enough is Enough

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

The HR Blog

  • Keeping the Virtual Team Motivated
    Most of the modern organizations suffer from the pandemic of low motivation and the level gets worse off, if you are in a virtual team. Virtual team leaders face substantial challenges when it comes to motivating from a distance. Lets look at the top…
    - 48 days ago, 12 May 15, 6:34pm -
  • How To Grow Leaders Effectively
    For long the task of developing leaders has been outsourced to the Human Resources department, save a few most of them have spent millions of dollars without any fruitful results.  Leadership is an experience and it would be naïve to assume that by…
    - 61 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 10:30pm -
  • Worlds Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire – Elizabeth Holmes
    Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company, Theranos. To fund Theranos, she dipped into the pot her parents had saved for the tuition, for she believed that her tuition money could be better used in…
    - 61 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 8:55pm -
  • Stop Living In The Past During Performance Reviews
    Future orientation is the degree to which individuals engage in future-oriented behaviors such as investment and development to prepare the workforce to meet future organizational needs. Now lets look at the three key elements of performance review a…
    - 84 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 3:36am -
  • How To Develop Perseverance
    Perseverance is easier said than done, standing up like the Great Wall of China in the face of adversity requires stamina and conviction. Lets look at some of the ways to develop perseverance. As Thomas Alva Edison said, “Our greatest weakness lies…
    - 84 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 3:28am -
  • Patience Pays In Corporate Life
    Impatient people interrupt, finish other people's sentences when they hesitate, ask people to hurry, urge people to finish and get to the point. All these behaviors of impatient people intimidate, irritate and demotivate others.
    - 97 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 1:02am -

Just Joan

  • newCoach K at #SHRM15
    A few days before SHRM11, I wrote a blog post about the selection of Michael J. Fox as one of the keynote speakers. I was unhappy about what I perceived as the irrelevance of an actor speaking about HR at a time when jobs were scare and the professio…
    - 23 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 5:59am -
  • 4 Tips for #SHRM15 No One Is Mentioning
    My apologies to regular readers who haven’t seen me blog in a year. The last quarter of 2014 and the first of 2015 was full of personal problems that killed my desire to blog about workplace issues. Or about anything.  But SHRM15 is here, and it…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 6:33am -
  • Best and Worst of SHRM14
      There is no argument.  The best part of any conference is the connections you make and renew. If you ask me to name JUST ONE THING that made this conference great, it would be the hugs and handshakes from the people. But that is the responsibilit…
    - 30 Jun 14, 10:00am -
  • SHRM and Social Media – What a Difference a Few Years Make
      My first SHRM conference was in March 2010, and it was not the big “Annual” affair that I am currently attending. It was the SHRM Legal and Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, designed for lawyers and senior HR pros who have a responsib…
    - 25 Jun 14, 3:39am -
  • What Can You Do With What You Know?
    Day two of SHRHM 14 started with internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman’s presentation focused on the future of business, and more specifically on the changes brought about by the digital explosion and i…
    - 23 Jun 14, 7:34pm -
  • Feel Better to Do Good After #SHRM14
      Before I attended my first SHRM Annual, I pondered the important question, “What does Michael J. Fox have to do with HR?” I didn’t understand at that time that SHRM follows a set of specific criteria when choosing its keynotes. (Matt Stollak…
    - 23 Jun 14, 10:48am -

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • new#SHRM15 Day 1 Quick Impressions
    This is my fifteenth straight year of attending the SHRM Annual Conference.  Here are my quick impressions from day 1:As always, kudos to the many volunteers helping to support the Annual Conference.  If you have an opportunity, be sure to thank th…
    - 23 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 6:01am -
  • Eleven Things NOT to DO at #SHRM15
    In about a month, individuals will be heading to Las Vegas to attend the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference.  This will be my 15th SHRM Annual Conference, and, based on my years of experience, here are the things you do NOT want to do while attending.1. …
    - 34 days ago, 27 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • Sign of a Strong Employment Brand? Candidates Doing the Recruiting
    There are good times to be a Michigan State Spartans fan.  In fact, if you were a member of the MSU Class of 2015, you've known nothing but success.  Michigan State is the first school in NCAA history to win four consecutive bowl games and reach th…
    - 35 days ago, 26 May 15, 12:40pm -
  • Ph.D.'s Gotta Ph.D.: 4 Ways Academic Staffing Differs from Traditional Staffing
    As we head into spring, most colleges and universities are currently wrapping up or have already completed, their search for tenure-track faculty members.  Having served on five search committees for our department over the past four years, and as a…
    - 3 Mar 15, 1:51pm -
  • The 2014 Season of the #8ManRotation is Here!
    Like the Replacements 2015 tour, the latest edition of the 8 Man Rotation is back by unpopular demand.  Hot takes from Steve Boese, Kris Dunn, Lance Haun, Tim Sackett and myself on all that happened in the world of sports in 2014 and how HR can lear…
    - 11 Feb 15, 11:30am -
  • #SHRM Chapter Advisors, the SHRM Case Competition & Career Summit #SHRMStudent
    One of the underappreciated roles among SHRM volunteers is the SHRM student chapter advisor.  The success of a SHRM student chapter is typically dependent on a willing faculty member to step up and take responsibility for being the lead contact.  H…
    - 9 Feb 15, 12:00pm -

HR Potential

  • The Office goes Back to the Future
    While none of us have a crystal ball we’re pretty fond of trying to look ahead to what the future might hold for us. As far as organisations are concerned a competitive edge only comes with predicting what’s just around … Continue reading →
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  • Potential vs performance
    What’s more important to your company, it’s future or its past? Any business leader worth their salt isn’t going to think twice before answering. The future, of course. No matter how you’ve performed in the past, the future is going … Conti…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jun 15, 7:20am -
  • Six Degrees
    My story starts a little under 80 years ago, in 1936. It was the year that King George V died, and King Edward VIII both ascended to the throne, and then abdicated. It was also the year in which the controversial Summer … Continue reading →
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 15, 12:12pm -
  • Blindsided
    Do you see what I mean? It’s in plain sight. Can’t you see what I’m trying to achieve? Just a few every day expressions that emphasise the importance we place on our ability to see. I remember my secondary music … Continue reading →
    - 45 days ago, 15 May 15, 7:06pm -
  • Is Auditioning the New Interviewing?
    No. No, no, no, no. Dear God No. This was my initial reaction to the question emblazoned across the front of People Management magazine. Is auditioning the new interviewing? As if an interview wasn’t bad enough anyway, someone decided to … Contin…
    - 47 days ago, 13 May 15, 7:23pm -
  • The Blame Game
    “I take complete responsibility.” There’s a reason we don’t often hear these words, particularly in the arena of politics. Typically they speak of humbleness and honesty. Yet they’re unlikely to have earned Milliband much respect on resigni…
    - 52 days ago, 8 May 15, 7:01pm -

Evil HR Lady

  • How to Ask for a Vacation When You’re New to a Job

    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 2:47pm -
  • Why It’s Time To Change Your Company’s Dress Code
    My employer (hospital ER) seems to have an outdated dress code. ER staff are expected to cover all their tattoos with long sleeves, and to maintain their hair in “conventional” colors. This hospital is located in a large, liberal city. It’s als…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • 8 Tips for Success as a Team Leader
    You’re a team leader! Congratulations on your leadership role. But, what exactly does a team leader do? It’s not quite a manager role – most team leaders don’t have hire/fire power over their team members – but it’s not the same as being…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 12:13pm -
  • How to Manage Your Career Like Taylor Swift
    Apple said, “We’re going to give away music for free! And we’re not paying any of the artists!” Taylor Swift responded, “Well, you’re not giving away mine!” And Apple? It immediately caved. (These are not direct quotes, by the way.) W…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 8:12pm -
  • 10 Reasons You Should Absolutely Not Work This Weekend
    The weekend is the time you can catch up on work, right? Clients aren’t calling, so you can just put your head down and get something actually accomplished, right? Okay, so you’ll go to your kid’s soccer game, but since nothing is more boring t…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 4:37pm -
  • Every Single Person Finds Me Difficult to Work With
    A few months ago, I had the misfortune of losing my boss and the girl who worked with me. We are a three person department and we were an amazing team.  Eventually, I got a new Boss and a new partner, but the partner they gave me has a hard time ret…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 11:11am -

Lean HR

  • How’d You Like to Help Write a Book?
    If you’ve seen the front page, you know book number two is on the way.  I’ve got a fun project lined up for number three, and if you’d like to help, I’ve got just the thing for you. This one will be a collaboration with two of my previous (a…
    - 28 Jan 15, 4:07pm -
  • Happy #TimSackettDay to Victorio Milian!
    Each year, Tim Sackett Day rolls around and we, as a society, take a day off to appreciate how awesome someone is.  This year, said awesomeosity takes the form of Victorio Milian.  He is a singular human being, and you should know him. There’s go…
    - 23 Jan 15, 3:29pm -
  • Guest Appearance on #DTHR
      It’s always a pleasure to be invited to sit and talk with smart people, which I got to do today.  Check out the link to hear my chat with Nisha Raghavan and Crystal Miller on Drive Thru HR!  We talked culture, we talked Dovetail Software and…
    - 15 Jan 15, 8:17pm -
  • Resolution, Evolution, Revolution
    I loathe New Year’s Resolution posts.  They always seem terribly self-indulgent and loaded with future failure.  They are the worst posts I’ve ever seen.  I bet you get a free bowl of soup with a post like that. (Looks good on you, though.)  …
    - 13 Jan 15, 2:07pm -
  • Guest Appearance on HCMx Radio
    Check Out Business Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with HCMx Radio on BlogTalkRadio with HCMx Radio on BlogTalkRadio I’m on HCMx Radio! Listen to my talk with Trish McFarlane about The Culture Equation: How Important is Company Culture? Thinking about…
    - 12 Jan 15, 8:06am -
  • Materials
    I’m a reader. There, I said it. I feel better. And not Kindle or Nook reading either. I like books. I like the way they feel, the way the smell, the heft, the comfort, and having a bunch of texts at my disposal to make me look educated. Appearances…
    - 12 Jan 15, 3:36am -

Total Picture Radio


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

Inc Blot

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

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

  • Still Mad About South Carolina? You Are Not Paying Attention (or helping)!
    This is not about HR. (It’s bigger than that) Last week, we all saw the horrible tragedy in South Carolina, where 21 year old, Dylan Roof, a white male, went in the a historical black church during Wednesday night bible study and opened...Read m…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 12:30pm -
  • Working to Death
    Working To Death “I was about to unleash a firestorm of HR down on their %#@$ a$s!!” I first realized that I am not immortal when I had my first major surgery. The night before the surgery the nurse was...Read more
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • Just Pondering It All (Thank You, Chris)
    FYI: This is a thank you note to Chris Ponder. Who is Chris Ponder? Well, he’s a certified HR professional who now lives in the Dallas area. He is what we would call an early adaptor to social media and...Read more
    - 42 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:30pm -
  • Does a Face Tattoo Means You’ve Given Up On Life?
    The face tattoo…it’s becoming more and more common these days. The history of the face tattoo is embedded deep in cultural traditional and heritage – like most fashion statements, it used to signify status. If you look back over history you...…
    - 43 days ago, 18 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • Much Bigger > HR
    Much Bigger Than HR Sorry to be break it to you but there are some things that are bigger than HR. I get inspired from the things that I deal with and the things that my friends deal with. When...Read more
    - 49 days ago, 12 May 15, 12:30pm -

The Buzz on HR

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

UnderCover Recruiter

  • newHow to Stay Productive When You’re Working from Home #MondayMotivation
    Working from home is a perk that many companies have been allowing their employees to embrace. Often employees feel more productive and produce high quality work as they don’t feel the restraints that they may feel in the workplace. Working from ho…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 5:04pm -
  • newMarc Maron’s Podcast with the President Exemplifies How Job Interviews Can be Conducted
    I’m multi-tasking. Not something I’m particularly good at, but listening to Marc Maron’s podcast with President Obama I’m reminded how interviewing techniques, questions and the process employers have used for hiring over decades is broken.…
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 3:01pm -
  • newHow to Run a Candidate-Led Recruitment Service
    When I set my business up almost 10 yrs ago, my differentiator at that time was to market exclusive recruitment professionals and to genuinely be seen as the “go to” person to be trusted with their own career search. Incredibly, despite the pleth…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 1:02pm -
  • new6 Tips for Dressing for a Job Interview
    The first impression you make when you go for a job interview is the most important one. Before you even open your mouth, you are being judged on how you dress and this can give out certain ideas about who you are as a person as well as your work et…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 4:03pm -
  • new10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings
    How many hours do you spend in meetings every week? How many of those meetings are actually productive? If your answer to the first questions is “too many”, and your answer to the second questions are “too few”, then you’re not alone. A glo…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 4:03pm -
  • 10 of the Biggest Pet Peeves Recruiters Have About Candidates
    Whether it’s poorly written resumes, or making avoidable mistakes in an interview, recruiters all have their pet peeves when it comes to candidates, and time after time candidates make silly mistakes that cost them an interview or even the role. So…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 3:01pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • Working mother guilt? I have zero.
    Women always ask me this cringe worthy question: So… Where are your kids right now? Who is watching them? Sometimes it’s packaged differently. Like: I don’t know how you do it. How do you juggle owning a company and spend time with your family?…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 1:53pm -
  • The Last Day
    Hey Kendra, It’s Friday morning, and you’re probably reading this before your LAST RADIATION TREATMENT! But I’m actually writing this in the middle of the night, last night. It’s about 1:00am. I should be sleeping, but fuck it. I really want…
    - 18 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 5:07am -
  • Meredith’s Drunk Book Club: Fat Girl Walking
    Brittany, I’ve been putting your book review off, and here I am, down to the night before your book comes out, sobbing behind my keyboard. I know the length of time it has taken to me to write this has maybe been hurting your feelings or been confu…
    - 42 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:41am -
  • Updated Wedding Vows
    Dear Husband, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I updated our wedding vows to more accurately reflect what we committed to eight years ago. You’re welcome in advance. We promise to put our relationship first, even before the kids.  I would say this has been the…
    - 49 days ago, 12 May 15, 11:39am -
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
    I’ve been writing this blog for about five-and-a-half years (which equates to 38-and-a-half blog years). ME: Will you help me start a blog and somehow teach me how to turn this into a career? I think I’m going to get downsized.  BRITTANY: Of cou…
    - 55 days ago, 6 May 15, 1:02pm -

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • Time to Power Up Your Creative Thinking!
    We have a guest writer,  JoAnn Corley, who is conducting 2 Mega Sessions at SHRM National Conference Explosion June 29 – July 1st in Las Vegas. Check the conference app for complete scheduling.  JoAnn has a new book out now “Brain on Fire –…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • No Talent Left Behind
      There is this sentiment in the world of business and HR that people who are intrinsically-driven and high-performing are the only people we need to power our companies. In fact, I have observed on several occasions the disdain of a hiring manager…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • If You’re Having Talent Problems We Feel Bad For You Son…
    We’ve got 99 problems but “Talent” ain’t one! Performance I Create is a talented crew, so who better to give advice and insight on this thing we call “talent”? When I think about this overused word; I think, “How did we get here?” We…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • Representing PIC at #SHRM15 (Vegas Baby!)
    Hi Readers, Followers, Fans and Friends, Performance I Create has some of the best contributors and speakers in the HR Community and if you’ve never met them, its only a matter of time because we are everywhere.  Society for Human Resource Managem…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • Finding “True Grit” In Today’s Talent
    For the month of June we have been talking talent here at #PICHR.  I always seem to get caught up in the concept of top talent being equal to “the best and the brightest.” However I have always viewed that as misnomer, because not every employer…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • Talent Management Infograhics
    Anyone who knows me knows that I like Infograhics, I also like StarWars, Marvel, Big Dunks and scotch (on the rocks), but that’s not important. Here on Performance I Create, in the month of June,  we have been discussing Talent, all things talent…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:00pm -

HackerRank Blog

  • newHow Programmers Freed Hollywood
    In Disney’s 1982 film Tron, software engineer Kevin Flynn is teleported inside a computer by the evil supercomputer Master Control Program. The camera pans over an endless arena with geometric 3-dimensional floating objects above a white grid. Surr…
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 3:59pm -
  • Q&A with Ben Pfaff, VMware’s Principal Engineer & Open vSwitch Leader
    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to work at VMware, the trailblazer of network virtualization, you don’t want to miss this. On Monday June 22nd, 1 PM PST, VMware’s Principal Engineer Ben Pfaff will be live coding the solution to…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jun 15, 8:06pm -
  • Democratizing Healthcare Through Technology
    This article originally appeared on You’ve probably read plenty about the trendiest fitness consumer gadgets, like the Fitbit, Jawbone or Apple HealthKit. But there’s a more significant healthcare revolution emerging right now at the…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 4:52pm -
  • HackerRank Introduces Company Pages: VMware is the First to Redefine Developer Engagement
    How much can a resume or professional social profile tell employers about programming skills? What does 15 endorsements for “data structures” skill really mean? No matter how hard you dig, you won’t definitively know if someone’s a good prog…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 9:54pm -
  • Cisco’s CodeSprint Pioneered a New Way to Attract Software & Security Innovators
    Cisco partnered with HackerRank to run a 2.5 day CodeSprint that pulled over 6,500 engineers and surfaced the best software and security talent in the world.   Cisco builds the highways of the Internet. Its engineering and security team is among the…
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 8:24pm -
  • Livestream Recap: SnapDragon Shares Pearls of Programming Wisdom
    On May 31st, the legendary, wise and experienced Derek Kisman (aka SnapDragon) graciously answered dozens upon dozens of questions posted by passionate hackers via HackerRank Live for 6 hours! What’s more, he did the entire live cast and coding on…
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 5:40pm -

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • newEqual in love, but not yet equal at work—the next frontier of LGBT rights
    Friday was certainly exciting. SCOTUS surprised everyone by releasing Obergefell v. Hodges [pdf] a day earlier than expected. In case you missed it, in a 5-4 opinion authored by swing-vote Justice Kennedy, SCOTUS held that gay marriage as a nation-wi…
    - 17 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 12:05pm -
  • My appearance on Stossel, now live on the Internet.
    Special bonus on this fine summer Friday. If you missed my appearance on Stossel two weeks ago, Fox Business has posted the episode on its website.Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comYou can watch it here. My segment starts at 18:39.…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 1:19pm -
  • WIRTW #372 (the “bad work day” edition)
    Next time you think you had a bad day at work, remember, at least you weren’t hit with an axe. From Mediate:During last Sunday’s broadcast of Fox & Friends, co-host Pete Hegseth tossed an axe to tease an upcoming segment on timbersp…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 11:25am -
  • A lesson in how NOT to respond to a harassment complaint
    Diana Retuerto worked in the office of Berea Moving & Storage. She claimed that the company’s owner, Willard Melton, made “verbal advances” towards her, including comments about dreams he was having about her, her physical appearance, and quest…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 11:36am -
  • Yes, GINA covers cheek swabs, even ones to uncover employee misconduct
    I’ve always said that employment law is a dirty job, and this case more than proves my point.Atlas Logistics Group, a Georgia food-storage company, had a big problem. One of its employees began habitually defecating in its warehouse. (In c…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 11:37am -
  • Just because lone acts of harassment aren’t always actionable doesn’t mean you should ignore them
    By now, you’ve likely heard of the furor over the Confederate flag following the horrific church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. You haven’t? Well, watch this, from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and then let’s talk.…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 11:00am -

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…
    - 13 May 14, 3:08am -
  • Mental Health And Recruiting: A Little Honesty
    I’ve been thinking of re-launching my blog, and today I think I have something important enough to start writing again. Yesterday, at #truStockholm, I got in to a bit of a conversation with someone about mental health, and how to…Read more →R…
    - 12 May 14, 5:25am -
  • The #trulondon9 Schedule: Feb 26. Live from London
    This #trulondon is all change. We’ve tightened things up by making the tracks 40 minutes, we’ve gone back to the City Hotel, which many past participants have called our spiritual home deep in Brick Lane, and we’ve added “show and…
    - 23 Feb 14, 12:24am -
  • Big Data and Recruiting. A new @BillBoorman Whitepaper
    Related posts:Free Whitepaper: From Transaction To Relationship: The Agency Opportunity If you’ve seen me speaking recently at the Recruitment Agency...Big data in the recruiting process with Gild #HRTechEurope I’m live blogging from #HRTe…
    - 21 Feb 14, 1:15am -
  • #trulondon 9 – Feb 26’th – All new line up

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

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

Take It Personel-ly

  • newWhat’s So Human About Human Resources?
     My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. – Jack Welch People are your company’s most valuable asset. How you treat them and help them develop and grow in their roles contr…
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 3:55pm -
  • Interview With Author John Manning On The Disciplined Leader
    I feel honored to be able to  participate in book launches, and last week I helped to spread the buzz about John Manning’s first book; The Disciplined Leader.  John’s book is a valuable tool for any leader (new or old). I think that Marshall…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 12:42pm -
  • Lessons About Authenticity From Failing At It
    The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.  C.G. Jung Authenticity is a hot topic and ‘buzzword’ that gets used a lot at work and in the media. What does it mean to be authentic? How does being authentic affect you as a leader?…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 1:16pm -
  • 5 Things That The Sony SmartWatch 3 Can’t Do (And Things That It Can)
    I have been enjoying my experience using my Sony Xperia Z3 tremendously. It is a great smartphone and I have integrated the Z3 into all aspects of my life (as my business and personal phone). You can read my previous tips on using it here.  I was th…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 10:30pm -
  • Busy Isn’t Better
    This week I am excited to be taking part in the launch of John Manning’s book, The Disciplined Leader. You can read a sample chapter here. It is a fantastic book that will help veteran and novice leaders develop and improve upon their skills, and…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 3:21pm -

Make HR Happen

  • We Have To Talk… Before It’s Too Late!
    Last year a BBC article told the story of Julia Rogers of Newton Abbot, Devon. After over-the-counter remedies for backache didn’t help alleviate her pain, she went to her doctor complaining that it seemed to be spreading into her abdomen. She was…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 2:45pm -
  • The Rules for Being Funny… or Serious
    Here it is in a nutshell: There are no rules. I’m sorry if you expected more than that, but anyone who professes to know a one-size-fits-all definition for each band of the humor spectrum is lying or misguided at best. It is usually a matter of sit…
    - 50 days ago, 11 May 15, 10:30am -
  • The Missing Dash
    It has been said that a person’s tombstone marks three things: the beginning of life, the end of life, and a dash to represent everything in between. As we go through life cramming as much as we can into our dash, other people have dashes that cro…
    - 92 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Who Needs Social Media?
    Before you answer that question too quickly with your typical knee-jerk reaction, think about how you formed that opinion. Is it based on facts or are you blindly following suggestions planted by faux experts of the online realm. Do we accept it as a…
    - 22 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • When is a job not a job?
    “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” – George Bernard Shaw Recently I acted on emotions rather than logic because of a hard lesson that was taught to me years ago…
    - 18 Jul 14, 11:00am -

No Excuses HR

  • I Met the Future...and it Means Business
    I recently had the privilege of spending a couple of hours with a young man who will be graduating form college next Spring. He decided to spend this summer learning as much as he could about the world of work. He wants to be as prepared as possible…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 11:09am -
  • What's Important Now
    I have a long list of priorities in my life right now. You probably do too. When I think about the expectations of me to a lot.Whether that means coming through consistently for my company and our making…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jun 15, 9:56pm -
  • Abeyance (Will Kill Your Career)
    Work can feel like a mad scramble sometimes. The priority list...the projects...the endless stream of 'important' email...lots of meetings......and don't let me forget the tremendous weight of the pressure from our personal lives that can push us to…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 11:53am -
  • Hello, I Love You
    This post is taken from a completely fictitious interview I conducted with no one...or...everyone...who has ever been your company.------------------------------------------------------Jay - Congratulations on your new job. You must be ver…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 11:48am -
  • Stronger Than Hate
    I've been thinking about the tremendous amount of sadness in the news lately from around the world. There are big things like war, famine, and blatant violations of human rights happening all the time.Isn't that last comment enough to make you sick?…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jun 15, 12:02pm -
  • To Reign Again
    There is something special about being on top of your game. The world of work is so complicated these days that this feeling is more elusive than ever before. But when you know things are working...when the team is jelling...and your colleagues are a…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 10:54am -

The Chief People Officer

  • 8 Steps to Flip HR
    I really like a cable show, called Flip or Flop. It is a HGTV program focusing on a couple who buy homes at rock-bottom prices, make radical home improvements, then flip them, hopefully, at a profit. If they lose money on the house, it’s called a f…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 10:21pm -
  • 5 Tips for Making a Difference
    If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business. It’s that simple. -Richard Branson A huge number of people shared this quote with their friends and followers after I posted it on my social networking s…
    - 77 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 4:28pm -
  • If the CEO is a bosshole, the company will be a hellhole
    Recently I read the article, “Culture, From the Top: The Emergence of the Culture Chief” by Jennifer King, HR Analyst, Software Advice. She is adding her contribution to the dialogue in the culture space as we continue to observe an increasingly…
    - 25 Feb 15, 6:05am -
  • Sucking Sound is People Leaving Your Company
    Have you seen a movie depicting a riveting moment when the bad guy shoots a window in a large airliner flying at a high altitude? Suddenly, there’s a huge sucking sound and unsuspecting passengers are pulled through a hole in the fuselage and into…
    - 10 Feb 15, 4:41pm -
  • Only a Person Who Risks is Free
    Guest Post by Chery Gegelman Two years ago, my husband was invited to relocate to a part of the world we said we never wanted to live. That invitation came during a time that I was actively encouraging clients, family and friends to leave their comfo…
    - 17 Dec 14, 12:29pm -
  • 7 Benefits of Positive Disruptors
    Positive disruptors are good for organizations. They see opportunities for improvement everywhere. While participating on a non-profit board conference call, we were asked to offer up qualities we brought to the organization. Most of the qualities th…
    - 4 Dec 14, 9:22pm -

HR Remix

  • Ideas From Google Any HR Pro Can Try
    This week I’m reading the new book from Laszlo Bock, Google’s head of People Operations,  called “Work Rules!.” Despite the stereotypes about Google there is actually a lot of good information in this book.   I’m half way through the book…
    - 35 days ago, 26 May 15, 11:30am -
  • Thank You Chris #ThanksPonder
      One of the first people to let me write for their blog was Chris Ponder over at Performance I Create. Chris was looking for writers and I was looking to write more.  It was a good fit. Over time new members came and went but the core team stayed…
    - 42 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:11pm -
  • Twitter As A Case Study On Why Your Organization Needs Transparent HR Processes
    A former employee of Twitter, Tina Huang,  filed suit against the social media company two weeks ago alleging gender discrimination.  Among her allegations and complaints are the following:   “Promotion into Twitter’s senior technical position…
    - 85 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • Using Silence Effectivley
    Happy St. Patrick’s day all!   Fun fact: Did you know that St. Patrick’s day was not celebrated in Ireland until the 1960’s? Ireland actually spent the day in mourning and bars (gasp!) were closed.  Only in the 1960’s did the country decide…
    - 17 Mar 15, 11:44am -
  • What Lance Armstrong Taught Me About Ethics and Cost Cutting
    A fact you may not have known about me: I LOVE documentaries. I watch documentaries on all topics: war,  natural disasters, social movements, people, etc;  What I love about documentaries is that a good one can put you in the place of people living…
    - 10 Mar 15, 10:30am -
  • Work Is Love Made Visible?
    Is work love made visible? I think the answer, in many cases is yes.  How else do you explain the deliciousness of fresh baked bread? A beautifully landscaped yard? A perfectly structured jacket?   Of course there are many people who work in jobs t…
    - 16 Feb 15, 12:30pm -

Talent Culture

  • newOnboarding: First Impressions Count
    Let’s start with the assumption that your organization wants to attract and keep top talent. Did you know that orientation and onboarding actually starts from the first contact you have with your potential new employees? They start learning about y…
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  • newSix Reasons Why You Should Make The Most Of Your Vacation Days
    Take a vacation this year! We’ve all let those “not this year” excuses  pile up with our workload, but not taking a vacation could actually be more damaging than you might think to workplace satisfaction and productivity. There are many common…
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 4:38pm -
  • newOpportunity Cost Be Damned
    Two middle-aged men walk into an elevator. The taller and heavier of the two points to the other’s t-shirt. It’s an Saturday Night Live t-shirt with a silkscreen silhouette of Will Ferrell in the “More Cowbell” sketch. “Very nice,” he say…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 1:23pm -
  • HR: You CAN Get There From Here
    R.E.M sang the words and they are sometimes, jokingly, attributed to people from Maine – “you can’t get there from here.” For those in HR, it’s not an uncommon thought – there are so many changes to workflows that seem straightforward and…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Planning For Tomorrow: Generation Z
    While a lot of companies are still struggling with millennials, a smart HR manager is already looking at the generation Z, oldest of whom are turning 18 and slowly entering the workforce. Generation Z will be, by all estimates, even trickier than mil…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • Workplace Safety: How To Survive Working at Jurassic World
    Most businesses have one aspect or another that could lead to employees being injured, maimed or killed. Nurse attendants must move heavy loads, zoo attendants brave cages filled with lions, medical laboratory assistants handle dangerous chemicals, a…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 1:00pm -

Recruiting Animal

  • Recruiting BS (Bull Sessions) -- Animal Show Clips
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION To copy a file right click on the player, then click on Copy Link Location. Advice For Guests BJ Mendelson - Buy Some Clothes Animal Show Business BJ Mendelson - Confused Identity - 1 min Billy Kolbrener - I'm Taking a big risk - 1…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 9:46pm -
  • Amy Ala on The Recruiting Animal Show
    Amy Ala, an IT Recruiter for a Major Software Company, was our guest on The Recruiting Animal Show on June 24, 2015. Technically, things got off to a bad start. I called in on Skype with a headset but when the show started I couldn't hear anything so…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 12:02am -
  • One Way To Attack Procrastination -- Just start doing anything
    From: Greg Ciotti (edited) 1. Russian psychologist Bluma "Zeigarnik Effect" Zeigarnik says: we are better at remembering things that are partially done. She had people do puzzles then interrupted them. Then they were asked them to recall the tasks th…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 1:39pm -
  • Nick Livingston on The Recruiting Animal Show
    Nick Livingston is the CEO of He was the guest on The Recruiting Animal Show on June 17, 2015. A few weeks ago, Daniel Chait told us that while the golden rules of recruiting are very well known, lots of companies don't use them. As a res…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 3:12pm -
  • Using Humour To Sell
    From: Gillian Zoe Segal, How a Job In Sales Can Equip You to Make Billions (edited) Sara Blakely says that when you are selling to someone for the first time you have about 15 seconds to capture their attention. But if you can make them smile or laug…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 2:15pm -
  • Questions For Employers
    From: - Al Green: How to Get the Inside Scoop on a Company (edited) What kind of person does especially well here? What type of person isn’t as strong a fit? What time do you normally come in to work and leave for the day? Can you tell me about a t…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 2:05pm -

Amplify Talent

Strategy Focused HR

  • When It Comes To Ongoing HR Development, It’s Really Up To You
    “Can I see a show of hands of people that watch CNBC or any other business channel? Can I also see a show of hands of those that read the business section of your newspaper?”Both those questions were asked over the past two weeks at different HR…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 7:16am -
  • We Could Learn A Lot From How The World Handles Employee Vacations
    “No, that will not work. I leave for holiday on the 8th of June and will not return till around the 15thof July.”That was the response from a Chief Learning Officer who we have been trying to get together for a meeting. However, it hit me as he t…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 6:57am -
  • An Imperative For Today’s HR: A Sharp Focus On Data And Analytics
    This past week I participated as conference chair for the first ever workforce analytics conference in the Workforce Analytics Forum that was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.the Middle East —It was amazing to see the various industries from te…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 6:46am -
  • Corporate Power: It Has Shifted to Your Customers AND Employees
    “We challenge you to find a consumer mobile offer available in the UAE that is better than the offersyou can get with Etisalat,”read the company’s website. “We promise to match or beat any offer, guaranteeing you that with Etisalat, you will…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 15, 12:18pm -
  • First Impressions: Why Onboarding Employees Is Like Going on a First Date
    "I arrived early excited about my first day and my first real job from college. I just could not believe how disorganized they were. It was like nothing you said. As a matter of fact, they were not expecting me until the following week. When I showed…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 15, 11:59am -
  • Are You Always Ready For When the Worst Finally Comes?
    “Well, I lost my job today. To all my Tech friends, let me know of any Mac tech support jobs.”That was the post that went up on Facebook! As I knew this individual, I immediately reached out to see how I could help. Since I had a lot of friends i…
    - 49 days ago, 12 May 15, 3:09pm -

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…
    - 96 days ago, 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

  • To Quote Nappy Roots
    "We're gonna have a good day..." And today was one of those days, one in a string over the last couple of months for my team(s) - as I mentioned in my last post, our HR Communications & Education team won an Excellence Award from the IABC, this follo…
    - 73 days ago, 18 Apr 15, 2:47am -
  • I Get to Work With Smart People Who Win Prizes
    I am fortunate to work with several great teams in my current role - one of those groups that I've had the great opportunity to lead over the last 18 months is our HR Communications team (they'll soon be transitioning to a new director in an expanded…
    - 80 days ago, 11 Apr 15, 3:45am -
  • Infographic: 'Tis The Season
    The office holiday party can be a highlight of the winter season or a dreaded "event" depending on where and who you work with; and if you work in my office its planning and logistics are a form of initiation if you've joined our team since the previ…
    - 11 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three
    As a matter of honesty, I'm historically awful when it comes to test preparation. It's one of those areas that despite knowing the criticality of being at my best, I tend to be lackluster. Give me a project or a team to lead or a strategic challenge…
    - 9 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Guest Post: The Gender Gap in the Legal Professions (Infographic)
    The following is a guest post from John Sinden on behalf of the Washington University in St. Louis' School of Law:In 2010, the percentage of J.D. and LL.B. degrees earned by women, as a total of all degrees earned, reached 49 percent. Although this n…
    - 2 Oct 14, 7:31pm -
  • Monday Morning Wisdom (No. 7)
    This week's words of insight come from one of my favorite commute songs, "Losers" by The Belle Brigade - it's equal parts humility, awesome, and business zen...Header Photo Credit: Steve Wilson via Compfight cc
    - 23 Jun 14, 5:15pm -

HR Nasty

  • #1 Job Interview Mistake
    Job Interview Mistake There are 100’s of blog posts out there on job interview mistakes. I am usually not one to join a crowded room or try to improve on what 100’s have already done, but I feel this one is important. Hopefully my insight into th…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 5:10am -
  • Trust in leadership and employee surveys
    Trust in Leadership Do your employees trust the leadership team? Last week I shared my beliefs on why I think employees should fill out employee job satisfaction surveys and this is part deux on the same topic. When employees do not want to fill ou…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jun 15, 3:37am -
  • Employee Survey, can companies track individual answers?
    Employee surveys The topic of employee surveys is always a controversial topic. Management wants to hear employee opinions and employees want to do the right thing but are afraid their answers can be tracked. If you have read this blog, you know that…
    - 33 days ago, 28 May 15, 3:32am -
  • 7 steps to Beat the Performance Improvement Plan
    PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLAN, 7 steps to beat the PiP What is a Performance Improvement Plan, AKA PIP? How does it work? What are your chances of surviving beyond the Performance Improvement Plan? Can an employee still have a successful career after…
    - 47 days ago, 14 May 15, 6:22am -
  • Do you have a strong resume? Why your best effort makes a difference!
    Do you feel you have a strong resume? Will your resume stand up to the competition? A recruiter explains why time spent improving your resume will pay big dividends even after you landed your job offer. How the resume affects the job interview.The…
    - 54 days ago, 7 May 15, 2:50pm -
  • Phone screen questions, how to get past this job interview
    The phone Screen To most candidates, phone screens are the great unknowns in the job interview process and most of us consider this the hardest step in the interview process to prepare for. I disagree. I believe the phone interview is the easiest int…
    - 61 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 3:12am -

HR Gal Friday

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

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

RU HRelevant

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

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

    - 11 Feb 15, 3:13am -

Christopher in HR

  • Summer Days
    Hello dear reader. Its no secret June has not been a blogging month for me: did you notice? Probably not. Like you, lots has been happening in the summer days (which start in May around here). The new position is … Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 10:10am -
  • Goodwill
    What if you committed to goodwill? Friday, bereft of sleep – having been on the road for a while changing time zones twice – and running on reserves (which I do not recommend) I had to make it through a … Continue reading →
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jun 15, 1:03am -
  • Daily Dose
    How do you start your day? I was intrigued in reading David Brooks’ latest work – The Road to Character – that he referenced a practice I used to use and had lain aside. Invigorated to see it agian, I … Continue reading →
    - 26 days ago, 4 Jun 15, 2:32pm -
  • Rocky Road
    Do you like ice cream? If you like ice cream you really like it. I had a friend – a wispy thin woman – who kept several quarts in her freezer. Not one or two: several. Generous as most Southern … Continue reading →
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 12:47pm -
  • Best Blogs 22 Mai 2015
    Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world at work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perh…
    - 39 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:44pm -
  • The Truth About Work
    Now sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. Longtime readers and coworkers alike know that I am a pretty straight shooter. In fact, in my younger days I thought the more honest the better as I spewed forth the … Continue reading →
    - 40 days ago, 21 May 15, 11:37am -

Joe Gerstandt Blog

  • Kids, Vegas, Poetry and a little help.
    See you in Vegas? The 2015 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition is rapidly approaching and it is in Las Vegas this year. This is a big conference, so there would be lots to do and see regardless of where it was held, j…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 1:03pm -
  • Does gender make a difference in the hiring process? Of course not, right?
    You are a fair employer. You try to look at all candidates equally and don’t discriminate based on demographics. You care about talent. But like it or not, stereotypes and unintentional bias impact our thought process and decisions in complex ways…
    - 54 days ago, 7 May 15, 1:41pm -
  • How will you win the war for height?
    We all know that tall people make better employees, are more driven, and have superior leadership skills…that goes without saying, but how much do you base your hiring decisions on height? A little? A lot? On a scale of 1-10 how important is height…
    - 61 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 3:35pm -
  • Uphill or Downhill?
    Difference can be a powerful catalyst. The tension of difference is at the root of all change, learning, and innovation. None of these things can happen without the inclusion of different ideas, information, perspectives, identities, experiences, pra…
    - 75 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 2:02pm -
  • Are you hiring for inclusion?
    Maybe you are already working on bringing more diversity into your workforce. Maybe you have some targeted outreach programs, are increasing the diversity of your applicant pool, and are scrubbing the hiring process for bias. Good stuff. But are you…
    - 84 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 2:16pm -
  • The difference between your first thought and your second thought.
    “There is prejudice in the world, without a doubt, but you are looking in the wrong place Joe! You can’t afford to be judgmental in the talent business. I am a businessman, and bias is just bad for business.” This is from a conversation that I…
    - 91 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 2:41pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • The Employee Recognition Landscape is Changing
    The fifth research report in an annual partnership between SHRM and Globoforce was published this week. And, interestingly, there is a surprise. Namely, that retention/turnover is the top challenge reported by nearly 1,000 SHRM members. This is a sur…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • Business Resilience and Freedom
    Creating a great workplace culture that is employee focused is hard. Worthwhile and hard. Creating a freedom-centric culture is also worthwhile. And even harder, because it is focused not just on creating a culture that is based on trust, it … Cont…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • Working in the “Gig Economy”
    Last week I introduced you to Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2015 report which I suggested should be required reading for HR. This report, which really should have been titled, The Internet in 2015 Is All About HR, shared important data … Continue…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • Required Reading for HR: Internet Trends 2015
    Really. I’m not kidding. You may think from the title that Internet Trends 2015 is a report that has nothing to do with Human Resources. You couldn’t be more wrong. It’s ALL about HR. And how nearly everything about business, … Continue readi…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • I’m Not Your Mother!
    Some things are simple. Some things are complicated. And some things that seem simple are actually pretty complicated. For example, it seems like a simple observation that happy employees are better employees. And, in fact, data abound to prove that…
    - 35 days ago, 26 May 15, 10:00am -
  • Where Do Candidates Come From?
    There is a robust conversation in the talent arena about “candidate experience” led largely by Gerry Crispin and Elaine Orler, founders of the Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards (#CandE). There are lots of opinions about whether ens…
    - 42 days ago, 19 May 15, 10:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newThe Top Three Reasons HR (or any) Tech Projects Fail
    I am in the final stages of prep for my and Trish McFarlane's SHRM Presentation tomorrow on HR Technology Implementations which means that lately I have spent more time thinking about technology projects these last few weeks than I have in a while.A…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 2:42pm -
  • Ways to describe basketball talent, ranked
    Following up yesterday's post on last night's NBA Draft, (and yes, the subject of that post, one Kristaps Porzingis was indeed selected by my New York Knicks, long may the Porzingis era reign), with a new edition of the ever-popular Ranked series on…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 12:45pm -
  • TALENT ASSESSMENT TIP: Watch out for 'soft' eyes
    The NBA Draft is tonight!  Aside, if you follow me on Twitter at @SteveBoese, be forewarned that there will likely be a flurry of NBA Draft tweets starting at about 8PM ET tonight.As I am sure I have previously covered on the blog here and over at…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • Work and the next wave of industry transformation
    I like reading stuff from McKinsey and the other Tier 1 management consultancies out there like BCG, Bain, Booz Allen and the like. Sure, sometimes they are a little behind trend, try to place names (and the ensuing trademarked models and frameworks)…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • We don't ask you for free iPhones
    In case you missed it, pop star Taylor Swift laid the smack down on one of the world's most powerful corporations, Apple, when her pressure made Tim Cook and company back down on their plans to not pay artist royalties during the three-month free tri…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 1:01pm -
  • PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 216 - Keeping HR Data Secure
    HR Happy Hour 216 - Keeping HR Data SecureRecorded Friday June 19, 2015Hosts: Trish McFarlane, Steve BoeseGuest : Roland Cloutier, VP, Chief Security Officer, ADPListen to the show HEREThis week on the show, Steve and Trish were joined by AD…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 11:44am -

Women of HR

  • To Be, Or Not To Be…. “Ballsy?”
    I recently found myself involved in an online discussion with some colleagues regarding the use of the term “ballsy.”  Let me set the stage: one colleague posted a link to an article and suggested that the content of it was “ballsy” consider…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • Maximizing Your #SHRM15 Experience
    The 2015 edition of the SHRM Annual Conference and Expo is now just a little over a week away.  As you begin your preparations to converge on Fabulous Las Vegas next weekend, amidst deciding which comfy shoes you’re going to bring (and maybe some…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • What Happens In Vegas, Shouldn’t Stay In Vegas (In This Case…) #SHRM15 Preview
    We’re just a few weeks out from the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference, happening this year from June 28th – July 1st in the mecca of all conference meccas, Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.  Vegas tends to be rather polarizing as far as conference goers ar…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • 40 Tips to Enhance Your Life
    We are at the mid-point of the year – which for me means a time to reassess and figure out where I am. Am I where I want to be? Am I heading in the right direction? Are we meeting our corporate goals? Am I meeting my personal goals? As long as…
    - 27 days ago, 3 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • Entrepreneur Spotlight: Advice from Fiona Gathright, A Minority Business Owner
    In the fall of 2004, my business partner Juliet Rodman and I founded Wellness Corporate Solutions, a national provider of workplace health screenings and corporate wellness programming. Back then, our headquarters was my kitchen table — and for the…
    - 33 days ago, 28 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Legacies
    I’ve been thinking a lot about legacies lately. You see, last week I had the opportunity to participate in a unique and amazing experience.  In preparation for and in honor of the impending retirement of long time music teacher and director of the…
    - 42 days ago, 19 May 15, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

Benz Communications

Recruitifi Blog

  • RecruitiFi Presents: Social Recruiting Webinar with Tony Restell
    A strong social media presence can attract a steady flow of targeted candidates to your business. It can spark conversations with potential clients and elevate you to a position of authority in the niche recruiting markets you serve. But y…
    - 25 days ago, 5 Jun 15, 2:00pm -
  • How to Reject Candidates Properly
    Rejection hurts. Don’t believe me? Ask high school you. He’ll remind you of the time Becky from homeroom stood you up, leaving you to watch a drive-in showing of “Say Anything” all by yourself.  No man should be forced to finish a…
    - 54 days ago, 7 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • 3 Habits of Successful Recruiters

    - 74 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 2:22pm -
  • Time to Hire Matters – Just Not the Way You Think
    “Time to Hire” is a longstanding efficacy metric in corporate recruiting, one that has shaped the way that recruiting professionals source talent. In trying to keep their time to hire down, recruiters focus on the jobs that have been ope…
    - 83 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 5:30pm -
  • The Differences Between the Three Main Generations in the Workforce
    WAIT. Don’t click away. Before you go thinking this is another blog post about how to recruit Millennials, I need to clarify. While this post will certainly detail some of the traits Millennials have, this is intended more to trace the e…
    - 99 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:52pm -
  • Maximizing Recruiting Capacity
    Planning for your recruiting cycles can be a major challenge. It’s as much of an art as it is a science to know exactly when half your new college grads are going to quit or when you’re going to have to bring on an influx of contingent w…
    - 13 Mar 15, 4:28pm -

HR Hardball

  • Special Sauce

    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 12:01pm -
  • Recruiters – Serving Two Masters (or more)
    Not to get all Biblical on you, but the good book does say “No one can serve two masters.” (Matt 6:24) It actually says a whole lot of things, but for now let’s just focus our attention here. Now, ol’ […]The post Recruiters – Serving Two…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 11:56am -
  • Sympathy for the Devil
    Besides the distinction of being a kick-ass jam, the Rolling Stones classic tune “Sympathy for the Devil” offers an interesting discussion on the duplicity of human nature. We’re a funny bunch of monkeys, my fellow HR professionals… as “goo…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 12:19pm -
  • The Feeling is Mutual

    - 35 days ago, 26 May 15, 12:03pm -
  • My Job? I MOVE People
    “We Make People Move” is the first in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. We make people move. That’s the answer. […]The po…
    - 49 days ago, 12 May 15, 12:02pm -
  • Are You Pushing Your Top Talent Away?
    You know what’s a difficult thing to do? Leaving a good job is a difficult thing to do. When you’re fortunate enough to work for an employer that treats you fairly, offers competitive compensation, and provides job security, that’s usually [……
    - 56 days ago, 5 May 15, 12:49pm -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • Tim Sackett Day Honoree: Victorio Milian
    Some do it for the glory. Many do not.It's easy to get blinded by the star power of the names in lights to see beyond the marquee to the real stars. The real stars are people who do what they do, not for the glory, but for the experience, for the kno…
    - 23 Jan 15, 11:45am -
  • Changing the HR Story
    The new year presents a fresh start. If there is something you'd like to start doing, stop doing or change the way you are doing it, this is when many jump on the resolution train. Whether you are a resolution-maker or not, making something better is…
    - 12 Jan 15, 12:00pm -
  • My Leadership Sweet Spot
    Leaders must be learners and last week I completed the Healthcare Leadership Development Program. It was great program focused on each of us as individual leaders, the healthcare environment we operate in and leadership in crisis. As a wrap-up, each…
    - 23 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Learning From Those We lead
    There were times when I thought I knew it all: fresh out of college with a diploma that said I was educated, reporting for my first assignment with a shiny 2nd Lieutenant gold bar that said I was in charge, or stepping into an HR Director role with y…
    - 16 Sep 14, 2:00pm -
  • Taking the Gloves Off: Leaders and HR
    Human resources can be complex, confusing and exasperating. Communications between leaders and their human resources department don't have to be.Unfortunately, they are.  Photo credit: iStock…
    - 2 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Kids, Mind Your Orthodonist: A Day in the Life Sunday
    Anna Curzan, delivered a wonderful TED talk, What Makes a Word "Real." While you wonder if  "hangry," "unfriend" and "multislacking" are real words, let me give three real words that are ignored at your own risk: wear your retainer.…
    - 31 Aug 14, 1:00pm -

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR


  • IRS Updates HSA Contribution Limits for 2016
    This month the IRS announced changes to health savings account (HSA) contribution limits as well as limits on high-deductible health plan (HDHP) minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket amounts. The changes reflect inflation expectations and cos…
    - 17 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 6:36pm -
  • Top 10 Questions Asked About Using a PEO
    Hiring a PEO is a big step for your business, and you undoubtedly have questions about how your daily operations and responsibilities will change. In this post, we answer ten of the most commonly asked questions from our clients about how…
    - 33 days ago, 27 May 15, 5:31pm -
  • 5 Ways to Leverage the Power of Social Media for Hiring
    Social media isn’t the new kid on the block anymore. Almost everyone has a Facebook account, and LinkedIn has become a standard networking tool in most industries. While most businesses now have a presence on Facebook and Twitter, many don…
    - 66 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 6:33pm -
  • What Does the Affordable Care Act Mean for Your Business?
    March 23rd marked the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Designed to make health care insurance available to more people, the ACA brought with it a host of new regulations and compliance concerns for busin…
    - 70 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 6:30pm -
  • A Lesson in Smart Business Management from the Masters Golf Tournament
    Anyone who watched Jordan Speith completely dominate the Masters tournament – one of golf's four majors – this past weekend could not help but be impressed by his mastery of “course management.” He is not the longest of hitters nor…
    - 77 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 2:03pm -
  • Employee Orientation in a PEO world
    The orientation of new employees to their job, position, and environment should assure a smooth transition into the business’s goals and culture. The process invites the employee to fit in and to understand how the fit will benefit emplo…
    - 81 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 2:58pm -


  • #PICHR Posts from May 2015
    How do YOU create performance? The following posts appeared on Performance I Create during the month of May 2015.
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 5:21pm -
  • In Memory of The Emmanuel Nine
    Sometimes I don’t understand the depths of evil that is in the world today. I simply cannot understand how people can do to others the things that people do. I don’t – no, I can’t – fathom why we choose to spend so much time worrying about…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jun 15, 6:52pm -
  • BBC Releases First Doctor Who Series 9 Teaser
    The BBC has released the first teaser trailer for Series 9 of Doctor Who.
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jun 15, 4:05pm -
  • My Introduction to Doctor Who
    Some of you may know me from recent episodes of Podshock. While we are quickly manipulating the vortex that will take us to Doctor Who Series 9, I wanted to introduce myself and discuss how I came to join the Podshock team.
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jun 15, 10:45pm -
  • #PICHR Posts from April 2015
    How do YOU create performance? The following posts appeared on Performance I Create during the month of April 2015.
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 2:38pm -
  • The Case of Rolling Stone and the Guest Commenter
    As Americans, we are all entitled to our opinions. We h […]
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jun 15, 7:58pm -


  • newTen reasons we don’t care about candidate experience
    We love talking about candidate experience. I hear time and time again how important it is, yet the reality is that most of us are pretty dreadful at it regardless of whether we are HR or recruitment professionals. The fact is that most recruiters do…
    - 22 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 7:00am -
  • Make a difference
    “If it doesn’t make a difference, it doesn’t make a difference.” I know that sounds ridiculously simple, but that’s because it is. In our running of businesses, in our organisations, in our practice, we need to ask ourselves one simple ques…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 7:00am -
  • Can you make the case?
    There are two truths that I’ve learnt through blogging: – If you write enough words the statistical odds are, that at some point, you will land on something that makes sense. – If you reread that particular “thing” enough times, you’ll w…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 7:00am -
  • The outsourcing myth
    Outsourcing has hung around our profession for a while. And it is easy to see why it’s an attractive proposition for a number of reasons: For the CFO it removes headcount and overhead For the HRD it allows the focus to shift to strategy For the CEO…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jun 15, 7:00am -
  • HR can’t manage talent
    A non-scientific study of CEOs that I’ve recently spoken to indicates one consistent concern; Talent Management. Fortunately, at the same time, the good people at the Harvard Business Review have provided the slightly more scientific back up indica…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 15, 7:00am -
  • The 5 future trends that HR needs to embrace
    Technology is getting smaller As a child of the 70s and 80s, I know all about BIG technology. Seriously, guys these days don’t know they’re born. I had to wear a back pack for the batteries to support my first Walkman (yeah, I know…..what’s o…
    - 43 days ago, 18 May 15, 7:00am -


  • newHow to Avoid Costly Payroll Traps
    Did you know that each year, businesses spend as much as 40% of their time on non-revenue generating tasks with much of this dedicated to payroll? Not to mention, payroll is the most common area in which businesses get into trouble – often facing f…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • How to Engage Your Audience
    When preparing for a meeting, you probably spend a lot of time ensuring that you are presenting the right content in an organized way. However, equally important is the ability to engage your audience. The last thing you want is for your message to b…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • How to Write a Job Posting that Attracts Candidates
    Gone are the days of simply posting the job description to attract talent. Today, employers need to be creative and focused on the specific candidate pool they wish to attract – especially when it comes to millennials. Here are a few strategies to…
    - 31 days ago, 30 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • How to Implement a PTO Donation Policy
    Tragedy happens to all of us – whether it is a death in the family, personal illness, natural disaster, or other circumstance out of our control. When eligible, employees can elect Family and Medical Leave or short/long-term disability; however, an…
    - 45 days ago, 16 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • How Do I Build a Collaborative Team
    Are your employees working together or just alongside one another? Encouraging collaboration among your team can be beneficial to your employees as well as your bottom-line. In order to have successful collaboration, you must have the right people an…
    - 52 days ago, 9 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • How to Plan a Company-wide Retreat
    Hosting a company-wide retreat can be a great way to promote collaboration between your various departments. With the day-to-day nature of business, employees can feel isolated from the rest of the organization (even in small companies) as they focus…
    - 59 days ago, 2 May 15, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

Accidental HR

  • Be careful what you say to people – they may just listen
    So…it’s been awhile. I would like to say it was self-imposed cleansing from all things technological and social media related, but the truth is that I sat back and just didn’t have anything to say. I have been tired, lazy, and drained. But that…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • My To Do list
    Things that I need to do: Write on my blog Read other people’s blogs Catch up on Twitter Tweet Accept that I have moved on from my last job Embrace my new job Re-prioritize this list. Okay, let’s start again… Read other people’s blogs so that…
    - 61 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 2:00am -
  • Every day is performance review day
    When I was a kid I remember asking my parents why, if there was a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, was there no Kid’s Day.  I’m sure you can all predict what there answer was…because it’s the same thing I said to my kids when they asked…
    - 91 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Why dancing lessons might improve your performance at work
    The other day I was in the wine store trying to decide whether I was looking for a bottle of inspiration, relaxation, or something to go with chicken.  As I stood there contemplating my choices I realized that they were playing really good big band…
    - 93 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Parting ways
    I remember reading a list of things that Audrey Hepburn put together about beauty tips.  There was one point that struck me, not necessarily because I thought it was accurate, but because I thought…how can I do that? “People, even more than thin…
    - 12 Mar 15, 1:06pm -
  • Atoning for my sense of humour
    I have often thought that one of the reasons that I have been successful in developing relationships in HR is my ability to look at situations through the lens of other people, whether that’s the manager or the employee.  Of course, it might also…
    - 8 Mar 15, 1:10pm -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

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


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

Break the Frame

  • newWhy We Need Authenticity in Workplaces
    I’m currently reading the book Wired for Authenticity. I’m happy to share with you a guest post from the author, Henna Inam. We share a passion for greater authenticity at work and in life.   I was at a speaking engagement last week and the next…
    - 20 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 9:30am -
  • Are You Committing These Mistakes Consultants Make?
    It can be hard to avoid the big mistakes consultants make if you’re blind to the potholes. I’m sharing my own messy story to help you avoid some of the dips in the road in which I tripped and faltered. Any consultant will tell you, consulting can…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 9:30am -
  • 7 Proven Strategies to Stop Being a Know-It-All
    I try to help my children with their homework when they need it. As much as it annoys them, I’m always offering to quiz them on their spelling words, review multiplication tables, or just cuddle up to read a book. If you ask them why they often dec…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 9:30am -
  • Ever Wonder Why Write a Book? Here You Go.
    I sat down this morning to write a blog post because I always publish on Tuesdays. I’m very committed to my blog and wasn’t about to let a week slip by without a post. For the first time in a long time, I found myself staring at my screen, starti…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 9:30am -
  • What Do You Notice? Flaws or Fabulousness?
    A few years ago a colleague of mine nominated me for an HR Leadership Award for Greater Washington.  I was really honored and thought we’d have a lot of fun hanging out at the receptions, doing some networking and attending the awards dinner toget…
    - 35 days ago, 26 May 15, 9:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

  • The Importance of *expletive* Intermissions
    It's the Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, and last night we went along to support a friend's show - you know one of those things where it's probably not your cup of tea, but you want to see your people succeed. Well within the first 5 minutes, it was so…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jun 15, 3:54am -
  • You're Better than Samsung
    I will never buy a product that needs to shit on the competition to advertise itself.That's probably why I find Samsung phones unattractive.And why I change the channel every time this Ford Territory MkII ad comes on:It just makes me cringe at all th…
    - 15 Mar 15, 10:49am -
  • Be The Asshole Who Says It
    Those special relationships at work aren't doing anyone favours.Think of that team mate that's really liked, but needs extra guidance with 'careful cotton gloves'- they're not getting the real picture. And that respected colleague who can't print a d…
    - 27 Feb 15, 3:26pm -
  • Weed
    It’s spring, and although everything is green, I was surprised that when I actually looked at the garden, a huge amount of weeds have sprung up. It was a good reminder that in times of growth, we have to be really on guard about what’s establishi…
    - 14 Oct 14, 12:38pm -
  • I was 'one of the boys' and it made me a bitch
    The danger of the boys club is not the fact that there’s multiple men in one space, it goes code red when a girl becomes ‘one of the boys’. How do I know? Because I used to be the chosen one. I was one of the boys with a bunch of guys that I ab…
    - 6 Aug 14, 12:45pm -
  • Forgiving yourself for your full time job
    How amazing are biological rhythms that we just accept, like REM cycles, tides, moons, seasons – flowers that open and close at certain hours of the day. We say “yes of course, these things should have this rhythm because they are from nature and…
    - 10 Jun 14, 2:29pm -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • “Ask Czarina” The #SHRM15 Edition
    Hey HR Aristocrats! On Sunday, I will be travelling to Las Vegas as a member of the 2015 SHRM National Blogger Team. It is my first time visiting Vegas and I am beyond excited. There will be a lot going on in my corner. I want to get you caught up, s…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • Millennials: Making The World a Better Place One Startup at a Time
    Campaign/FTC disclosure: I will receive paid sponsorship for promoting this campaign. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statement, I will only work with and showcase p…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • The Value of Employee Feedback in Meetings
          Today’s post is by guest Aristocrat contributor Lola Dart. Lola Dart is the creator of The MINTOA™ Mentality and owner of Live and Learn with Lola. She works together with clients to make their lives better by teaching them how to trans…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • Are You Making Sensible HR Technology Choices?
    Technology is evolving rapidly. HR Technology is a subsection of this innovation, and is also evolving rapidly in its own right. In addition to rapid expansion, HR Technology appears to be lucrative as well. According to a 2014 Forbes Article by Josh…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • #ProOpinion: Closed Mouths Stagnate Progress
    Campaign/FTC disclosure: I will receive compensation for promoting this campaign. I only work with companies I feel have great products, services and offerings. In accordance with my blog disclosure statement, I will only work with and showcase produ…
    - 43 days ago, 18 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • Will HR Transform or Be Transformed?
        I love Human Resources.The idea that we are charged with an organizations most prized possession- its people- is no easy task. Everybody has their niche in HR. My role in the organizations I worked for were focused on process improvement and fa…
    - 48 days ago, 12 May 15, 7:10pm -

Talent Vanguard

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

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

  • newVision of the cooperative (Infographic)
    Inspired by the cleaning company ‘Coöperatief schoongewoon’ where the cleaners themselves are owners this blog discusses the cooperative. ‘Schoongewoon‘ is a cooperative on the model of the many worker cooperatives in the Spanish town of Mon…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 11:25am -
  • Visie op de coöperatie (Infographic)
    Geïnspireerd door de uitzending van VPRO Tegenlicht op 22 februari 2015 met de aflevering ‘Nederland kantelt’ wordt in deze blog de (zelf)organisatievorm coöperatie aangestipt. In de aflevering ‘Nederland kantelt’ wordt kennis gemaakt met…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 7:54pm -
  • Vision of Eckart’s Notes (Infographic)
    In the book ‘Eckart’s Notes‘ Eckart Wintzen explains the success formula with which he transformed BSO/Origin from one-man company to a multinational. In the book, the controversial ‘cell philosophy’ is discussed with which Wintzen made BSO…
    - 31 days ago, 30 May 15, 11:38am -
  • Visie op Eckart’s Notes (Infographic)
    Eckart Wintzen vertelt in het boek ‘Eckart’s Notes‘ over de succesformule, waarmee hij zijn BSO/Origin liet groeien van eenmansbedrijf tot multinational. In het boek komt de spraakmakende ‘celfilosofie’ aan bod, waarmee Wintzen BSO/Orig…
    - 39 days ago, 21 May 15, 8:00pm -
  • Vision of The Connected Company (Infographic)
    In the book ‘The Connected Company‘ Dave Gray discusses a blueprint of the future company. According to Gray, companies should not only closely connect with all stakeholders, but also organize their work completely different. A company should be…
    - 46 days ago, 14 May 15, 8:12pm -
  • Visie op The Connected Company (Infographic)
    Dave Gray behandelt in het boek ‘The Connected Company‘ een blauwdruk van de onderneming van de toekomst. Volgens Gray moeten bedrijven zich niet alleen nauw verbinden met alle belanghebbenden, maar ook hun werk compleet anders inrichten. Een b…
    - 52 days ago, 9 May 15, 10:37am -

HR Bartender

  • newEverything #HR Needs To Know About SEO
    I believe that one of the most mysterious technology terms out there is SEO (aka Search Engine Optimization). Lots of people claim to be SEO experts. Many folks will tell you to do this or that because it “improves SEO.” But honestly, what does t…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 8:57am -
  • Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #SMDAY
    Tuesday, June 30 is Social Media Day. It was started in 2010 by Mashable to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. Many cities host a local version – here’s what my community in South Florida is doing. If your ci…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 8:57am -
  • Hello #SHRM15 Conference Attendees!
    Tomorrow I’m heading to Las Vegas. I’m attending the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference. This isn’t my first SHRM Annual – in fact, my first SHRM conference (more than a few years ago) was also in Las Vegas. At th…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 8:57am -
  • Pre-Boarding: Bring High Tech and High Touch to Onboarding
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is sponsored by Xerox. For more than a half a century, Xerox has been a leader in document technology and services. Xerox Content Management Services helps organizations organize, classify and manage their most critic…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 8:57am -
  • The Golden Rule of Giving a Great Presentation
    For many of us when we’re asked to do a presentation, we have to wear three hats: Developer – We have to put together the outline, references, resources, etc. We’re the developer of content. The good news is we’re also the subject matter expe…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jun 15, 8:57am -
  • Being Understaffed Isn’t An Excuse – Friday Distraction
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Be sure to check out The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated’s latest radio talk on Tal…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 8:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

  • new10 Ways to Find More Energy Today
    Energy comes to you from your inner world and the world around you. Find energy by respecting it. 10 Ways to Find More Energy Today #1. Reject the need to be right all… Continue reading →
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 1:09pm -
  • new16 Ways to Get to the Truth
    Insulated leaders don’t ask, because they don’t want to know. You are less than you could be, because people aren’t telling you the truth.   4 surprising reasons employees don’t speak up: Positive suggestions create more… Continue readi…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jun 15, 9:37pm -
  • newSolution Saturday: How Organizations Become Great at Developing Great People
    Four organizations recently asked me how they might enhance their people-development efforts. In the end, it’s a question about the future. The people on your team reflect the future of your organization. Great… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 3:15pm -
  • How to Reach the Ultimate Goal of Leadership
    Getting things done is the lesser goal of leadership. The ultimate goal of leadership is nothing less than transformation. The biggest roadblock to transformation, within organizations, is the false belief that information is… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 3:36pm -
  • One Day You Begin to Believe
    One day you begin to believe and everything changes. “Everything you will ever do as a leader is based on one audacious assumption. It’s the assumption that you matter.” The Truth about Leadership,… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 10:41am -
  • 3 Ways to Fail Successfully
    Some failures are useful, but not all. Failure is useless when caused by… Lack of effort. Dishonesty. Intentional deviation. Deal quickly and firmly with useless failure. Useful failure teaches you what isn’t working. The… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 10:49am -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • newmanaging someone who doesn’t want to move up, conflicting instructions, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Managing someone who doesn’t aspire to move up I’m a fairly new department head with two direct reports. This is my first experience managing full-time staff (I’ve previously managed numer…
    - 1 hour ago, 30 Jun 15, 4:03am -
  • newcandidates who don’t respond to interview invitations
    A reader writes: I have recently begun a position where I do a lot of applicant screening. I review resumes, conduct phone screens and participate in in-person interviews with my boss. (Thank you so much for your columns! They’ve been invaluable to…
    - 11 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 5:58pm -
  • new5 trends that are making your work life harder
    Some recent workplace trends are good ones – such as the increase in telecommuting, a growing call for paid sick leave, and the gradually closing pay gap between men and woman. But not everything is moving in a worker-friendly direction; with many…
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 4:30pm -
  • newhow to deal with customers hitting on support reps
    A reader writes: I work at a smallish software company (just under 100 employees over 2 locations). I’m middle management in the technical support department, and we have a live chat system that we use to interact with customers. We usually have ou…
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 3:00pm -
  • newtelling a coworker her shirt is too sheer, saying WTF at work, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Should I tell my coworker that her shirt is too sheer? One of my coworkers has a white shirt that is sheer enough that her bra can clearly be seen through it. I’m not sure if I should say some…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 15, 4:03am -
  • newweekend free-for-all – June 27-28, 2015
    This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. (This one is truly no work and no school. If you have a work question, you can email it to me or post it in the work-related…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 5:55pm -


  • 5 Great Motivational Books You Should Read
    Who needs motivation? humm, everyone?! It is in fact a key aspect of anyone’s work experience, and life in general. Without motivation, one would sit idle, do nothing, feel depressed. And even though we had previously written many articles regardin…
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  • How to Deal with a Micromanager ?
    Now that you came to realize what the key signs of a micromanager are (if you missed our previous article about this topic feel free to check it here: Are you a Micromanager?), we now move to another aspect which is the key problem for people being m…
    - 22 Apr 13, 5:03pm -
  • Are you a Micromanager?
    Are you a micromanager? sometimes termed a control freak? well sadly most micromanagers will answer by no ! as they do not feel that they are micromanaging. Actually many people will feel insulted if they are called micromanagers. The effects of thi…
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  • How to Become World’s Best Boss: an Interview with Michael Scott
    Who’s better to sit in for an interview with than Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s own Michael Scott, “World’s Best Boss” ?! We arranged to have this great “fictional” interview with Michael (based upon actual quotes from The Office) to learn…
    - 12 Apr 13, 7:52pm -
  • 5 Great HR Blogs you Should Follow
    So you are into the Human Resources field, maybe just entering into this exciting HR career (or as Michael Scott from the office describes HR as they “suck the air out of the room they walk into” .. lol, but that’s just Michael Scott), you migh…
    - 10 Apr 13, 8:12pm -
  • Virtual Workplace 4 Key Tools and Implementation Steps
    As we had defined earlier virtual workplaces and their types, and discussed also their advantages, challenges, as well as their future .. Today we continue this discussion shedding lights on the tools and implementation of virtual workplaces. In esse…
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HR Observations

  • new#SHRM15 is about connecting
    Steven Browne is one of the most outgoing HR people you will meet. He is that way with a purpose. He made a presentation on the Smart Stage at the SHRM Conference in Las Vegas. According to Steve he is “geeked” to be at SHRM15 and he wanted to co…
    - 21 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 8:00am -
  • Future Friday: The Future of HR is in relationships- Four Tips for the #SHRM15 Conference
    I have written a number of times that the future of HR is to keep the “human” in human resources. As technology advances and jobs consisting of tasks become increasingly automated the one area that will not be automated is that of “relationship…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • Making your employees feel proud to be an employee
    Sitting in my office I heard my wife exclaim from her office “That’s wonderful!” Naturally I was curious and asked her “What was wonderful?” She said she had just received the company newsletter and it contained a story that she said told a…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • SHRM National Conference and Building a Smarter Workforce
    Starting next Sunday, June 28, I will be attending the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas. I am going at a member of the official blogger team for SHRM. In that capacity I will be live Tweeting from the keynote presentations and selected concurren…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • When stupid HR results in new laws
    I think there is already too much employment related legislation, so I hate it when stupid HR practices prompt legislators to introduce legislation to counteract the stupid HR practice. But alas… No good reason A group of Democrat Senators have int…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • A New Frontier at Work: Balancing the Scales for Employee Well-Being
    Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at We live in an age where the meaning of work-life balance is slowly diminishing. Most workplaces value employees not only for their work, but for their dedication and constant commi…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 11:00am -

The Employer Handbook

  • newWhat the Supreme Court’s marriage-equality decision means for your workplace.
    Ok, presumably, I’m not the only employment lawyer trying to apply the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges to the employer-employee relationship. But, I can guarantee that this will be the best post you read about it today. #noguar…
    - 18 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • Update your job descriptions. Because, Americans with Disabilities Act.
      A friendly reminder that, just because your job description might say what an employee is supposed to do, doesn’t mean that’s what your employee actually does. And, in an Americans with Disabilities Act case, here’s why that matters… At 7…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • How to avoid a colonoscopy gone bad in your workplace
    One of my very best readers, a true HR all-star, forwarded to me this article from Tom Jackson at the Washington Post, about a colonoscopy gone wrong. Actually, the procedure was a success. However, the patient hit record on his smartphone before th…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • Pee and Poop: One employer cleans up; another pays $2.25 million
    Just another ho-hum Wednesday here at the ol’ Handbook. Urine trouble now. So, did you hear the one about the employee who got caught urinating next to shopping carts near the front entrance of a big home improvement store? He even admitted to, a…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • 3d Cir: No serious health condition? No problem. You too may have FMLA rights.
    Yep, in this precedential opinion, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals created a Family and Medical Leave Act loophole that could protect “the most frivolous leave requests.” Folks, if your business is covered under the FMLA, and you’ve ever ha…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 11:00am -
  • The “E” in E-Mail stands for Exhibit. As in Exhibit A.
      Not a day goes by — or, so it seems — that an employee isn’t making headlines for some social media stupidity that results in losing a job. But, social needs to keep its ego in check and pay respect to the true OG that paved the way. Yea…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 11:00am -

Talent & Social Business

Thoughts For a Better Workplace

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

HR Hound

  • Respect: Earn your right to use the “Feet On Desk” Pose
    During your office walk arounds see who uses the "Feet On The Desk" pose. At first glance, it looks like nothing, but dig in deeper and see what you know about the person with his/her feet on the desk...- Do they lack power or influence and are maki…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 12:58pm -
  • Abandoning the need for approval
    It's possible you work in an office full of the behavior and belief that approvals and head nods are needed for every little action you take. You want to expense that in-flight wi-fi for $8 bucks, so you can work on the airplane? Seek approval. You w…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 8:13pm -
  • Vador Will Destroy Your Lead Generating Emails
    Read the attempt at a "Sales Lead Generating" introductory email below, then let's talk after you wake up. If you hit delete, I understand because I did the same thing when I received the email yesterday...___________________________________________…
    - 18 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 1:36pm -
  • The text book that doesn’t exist for your career
    This past week I heard a talk by Dan Pallotta via #VUEDD15 that got me thinking...In the HR/Recruiting space I often get hit up for career advice. Usually someone wants more of something they don't have - more money, fame, recognition or responsibil…
    - 25 days ago, 5 Jun 15, 3:46pm -
  • #PersonalBranding – Millennial Style – Cara Parrish
    Our culture places a huge emphasis on doing work the way it has always been done and hope you get recognized. Enter "Personal Branding", for taking control of being recognized. The term has been around since before my generation (HT Gen X), but each…
    - 32 days ago, 29 May 15, 2:47pm -
  • 4 Un-Technical Tips To Being More Productive On A Computer
    You will spend most of your life on a computer, working, playing and such. You might as well make your time more productive, so you can do the things you need to get done. Below are FOUR tips - to being more productive with your tools of the compute…
    - 41 days ago, 20 May 15, 1:11pm -

Upstart HR

  • newLeadership Wisdom from Dr. Ben Carson
    Last week I had the chance to see Dr. Ben Carson speak at an event. For clarity, this was a faith-based event, not a political one. I have seen the movie Gifted Hands twice (highly recommended!), and I was excited to hear some of his story in his ow…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • Will You Vote For Me?
    I learned this week that one of my former bosses nominated me for a Young Professional Award for the work I have done over the past few years, both with this site and within the community where I live. I was (and still am) humbled by that support. As…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 8:05pm -
  • Prioritizing Employees by Engagement Level
    The most engaged… are first in line. Recently I read a blog post about email marketing and delivery, and that line struck me. Stick with me, because I think there’s an intriguing question it brings up. People that run companies and blogs often u…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 1:30pm -
  • Hacked, Jacked, and 11 Other Random Things
    It’s been a whirlwind this past week and I’m just catching my breath for a bit. The site was hacked for the first time in over six years. Lesson learned: choose a strong password and don’t ignore strange activity with your web host. I was able…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 1:12pm -
  • How to Improve Someone’s Life (Today)
    Taking an informal mentoring role in support of someone else is easy, and you can start in minutes. Plus you get the chance to help shape the direction of someone else’s path, and that is an exciting prospect. Today I’m going to talk about how yo…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jun 15, 12:05pm -
  • Are You Going to SHRM in Las Vegas? #SHRM15
    A few weeks from now I’ll be joining thousands of my closest HR friends in Las Vegas for the 2015 SHRM Conference. This year is a bit different than the years I visited only as an attendee, because I will be speaking on behalf of Brandon Hall Group…
    - 26 days ago, 4 Jun 15, 2:48pm -

In Full Bloom

  • Persistent HRM Object Model Errors Part II — Separating Position From Worker
    Objects To The Left Of Us, Objects To The Right Introduction I’ve been on the warpath about flawed HR technology object models (and their predecessors, flawed data models) for longer than most of you have been sentient. My pique on this subject goe…
    - 25 days ago, 5 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • Modest Rant — Your HR Technology Portfolio Contains Three Types Of HCM Applications
    Different But Equally Beautiful [This post was inspired by an exchange in the HR Technology Conference discussion group.] When I look across all of HRM with the most expansive and contemporary perspective on work and workers (so here I include humano…
    - 39 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:58am -
  • Israel and Jordan: A Traveller’s Tale
    The Bloom Girls And Husbands In Israel [It’s been three months since I did my last direct client consulting, and I’m loving the transition to industry observer and kibitzer. I’ve got two major blog post series underway — one on persistent er…
    - 13 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • Modest Rant — No HCM Pain/Rethink/Disruption, Then Little Business Gain
    Don’t Even Think About Getting Innovation Without Disruption [This post evolved from my Twitter reactions to a range of marketing messages and advertorials which make it sound as though their current on-premise customers, as well as the on-premise…
    - 25 Feb 15, 12:00pm -
  • Modest Rant — HCM SaaS Economics
    With a huge shout-out to Brian Sommer from whose wonderful blog post I “borrowed” this graphic. [The impetus for this post was some absolute nonsense online which sort of equated SaaS to “cloud” (and faux “cloud” at that), then suggested…
    - 21 Feb 15, 8:30pm -
  • Persistent HRM Object Model Errors Part I — Job And Position
    Objects To The Left Of Us, Objects To The Right Introduction In May 2012, I published a blog post that covered the basics of objects and object modeling — the very basic basics. Assuming you’ve all been studying this topic since then (if you hadn…
    - 2 Feb 15, 9:20pm -

HR Success Guide

  • newResume Etiquette
    Author: Jesse (Blueberry Labs)Click Here to visit similar Presentations.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jun 15, 11:30pm -
  • Be Productive at Work
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    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 1:24am -
  • Further Your Career with a Second Language
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    - 9 days ago, 20 Jun 15, 11:30pm -
  • Ask without Fear
    Author: Antony XavierOne has nothing to lose but only to gain by asking, but still many people are afraid to Ask because of rejection but they don't realize that they are actually rejecting...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 11:30pm -
  • Magnify Your Offshore Presence
    Author: Gaurav BahadurLess than 20% Offshore Development CentersHave Budget Allocation for Promoting Offshore SetupOffshore development centers have poor visibility. As support centers they are...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Jun 15, 5:35am -
  • What makes Global Teamwork, Offshoring, Nearshoring & Remote Coorperations so Interesting?
    Author: Hugo MesserIn this article, I would like to share (a short version of) my personal story with you. I have done a short interview with myself:♦ What drew me to this market?An odd...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 96 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:53am -

David Jackson HR

  • Could you handle a Formula 1 HR contract?
    As creative as the HR thinkers in the Blogosphere (and the associated Twitterati) tend to be on things like working hours and location, less is said about the fundamentals of the employment contracts that we might like to see. As Lewis Hamilton signs…
    - 35 days ago, 25 May 15, 6:57pm -
  • The Truth about NHS Workforce Planning
    The risk when trying to deal with complex and hard challenges is to aim for the easy targets. From a distance, workforce planning in the NHS looks like a sitting duck in the UK’s biggest blame game. Get closer though, and the picture shifts.   Eve…
    - 43 days ago, 18 May 15, 8:06am -
  • A Story about Organisational Loyalty
    For as long as I can remember the bell of doom has been ringing for the so called job for life. The apocryphal story of the man who starts by sweeping the floor working his way up to Managing Director (smoking a cigar in a plush office) belongs in so…
    - 67 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 7:39am -
  • What’s your high score on Twitter?
    What’s your next target for Twitter? 10,000 followers? How about beating your personal best of 32 retweets? And have you finished LinkedIn yet or are you still aiming for that elusive 500+ connections? It is a term that may sound intimidating but,…
    - 16 Mar 15, 8:52am -
  • Trial by MP3 – SmartPhone Surveillance in the Workplace
    Once again in the UK, football fans have shamed themselves with racist and sexist taunts. They were caught by others who recorded them on smart phones. What does this instant access to recording devices mean for bullying and bad behaviour in the work…
    - 11 Mar 15, 8:21am -
  • Who are you having lunch with today?
    It’s become fashionable to talk about work as something more than being in the office or being productive from 9am to 5pm. We talk about working flexibly, at home, in cafes and on trains. Lunchtimes, though, are still the territory of the hom…
    - 10 Mar 15, 8:19am -

Thinking About Learning

  • The Practise of Positive Psychology
    On Saturday I’m going to be talking at the CIPD Northern Area Partnership conference. Here’s what I’m going to be talking about. Positive psychology is all about how to strengthen experiences of feeling good. We spend so much time living, that…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 5:51pm -
  • Life, reality and the past
    As time progresses, one of the continuing trends I’m becoming more aware of is how what used to be called hippy tree hugging bullshit is finding more and more business relevance. Take views on sustainability and being green. Ten years ago, recyclin…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 9:25am -
  • Respond to this #learningcasestudy
    Today on the blog I try something different. I want to see how people take a case study and respond to it. It’s a case study so there’s no right or wrong answer. Unless you answer wrongly of course. A company wants to start improving their people…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 7:06am -
  • Is neuroscience anything more than snake oil?
    It’s hard to know which things come our way as fads and which are here to stay. Which are snake oil and which are the real deal. Which are genuinely of value and which tell us nothing even though they persist. Tarot card readers interest me. Random…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jun 15, 6:44am -
  • Digital Literacy and Inclusion
    I first remember hearing about digital literacy a while back on Steve Wheeler’s blog. In talking about digital literacy he gave the comparison of driving a car. In England, we learn to drive a car, take a test, pass it, and go on to buy a car which…
    - 26 days ago, 4 Jun 15, 7:21am -
  • Membership, fairness and doing the right thing
    A while ago I recall a consultant I worked with talking to a team about doing things right and doing the right thing. As business decisions go, sometimes we think we have to do things right as the way forward. Less often does it seem that we do thing…
    - 39 days ago, 22 May 15, 6:30am -

T Recs

  • Getting to Grips With HR Analytics
    If there’s one topic that has both dominated and divided the on-going conversations around HR over the last year or two, then its data. Specifically big data and what to do with it. We constantly seem to be told that HR doesn’t have the capabilit…
    - 81 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 7:02am -
  • Whose Employer Brand is it Anyway?
    Back in December I went to the Employer Brand Management Conference, which I previewed in this post. I have written about employer brand quite a few times for HR and recruitment audiences – its a hot topic that many practitioners seem to want to kn…
    - 83 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 4:03pm -
  • #HRTechEurope – We’re All Millennials Now!
    Last week’s HRTechEurope conference and exhibition spanned 2 full days of interesting content and thought provoking presentations, 1500 delegates and lots of fun. There was a blog squad of 21 leading to a range of views and insights as we digested…
    - 91 days ago, 31 Mar 15, 8:18am -
  • Looking for Collaboration and Simplification at #HRTechEurope
    The conversations around HR, recruitment, technology and the future of work move on to Docklands next Tuesday and Wednesday as HRTech Europe rolls in to Town. Always one of my favourite events, the mix of practitioners, theorists, commentators, suppl…
    - 20 Mar 15, 7:28am -
  • Talking HR Data & Analytics at #HRAnalyticsLDN
    Is 2015 the year analytics finally goes mainstream for the HR profession? A few thoughts: In most areas of our personal and professional lives we now have endless information on which to base a decision. No longer do we invest time and money without…
    - 9 Mar 15, 7:34am -
  • 21st Century Vacancy, 20th Century Recruitment Process
    Steve received many email notifications of LinkedIn messages, most of them spam, but this one grabbed his interest immediately. It was from a recruiter who worked for a leading global digital brand in his industry and said that his name had been reco…
    - 23 Feb 15, 11:47pm -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • Another #SHRM15 Post No One Really Needs.
    I was recently called out on one of those “top secret” Facebook groups everybody’s in, the kind populated with the same kind of people who think that promoting “Exclusive VIP Access” to anyone who clicks a link, about why, exactly, SHRM kee…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 7:41pm -
  • Job Boards Aren’t Dead, Just Different.
    Innovation and competition have always gone hand in hand, and the recruiting technology industry has historically been no exception to this rule. One has to look no further than only a few years back to see evidence of a trend that, like most history…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Jun 15, 3:03pm -
  • 10 Candidate Experience Statistics Every Recruiter Should Know
    With hundreds of employers voluntarily subjecting their hiring process to the intense scrutiny involved in being adjudicated by nearly 95,000 applicant responses, the 2014 Candidate Experience Awards did more than just open the recruiting books up at…
    - 26 days ago, 4 Jun 15, 2:43pm -
  • Original Content.
    I haven’t posted content here the last couple weeks, so while I was thinking about reposting one I actually liked from the corporate blog this week, I would crank out original content, instead. See, kids, original content is basically cocaine for…
    - 45 days ago, 15 May 15, 6:27pm -
  • Talent Hacks.
    As someone who gets to cover the glamorous and exciting world of HR and recruiting for a living, it might surprise you to learn that while I’m a professional writer, I can’t say B2B blogger made the list of things I wanted to be when I grew up. B…
    - 62 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 2:23pm -
  • High Times.
    I go to a bunch of HR conferences, and all of them, unilaterally, have one common item on their respective agendas: drinking. Whether that’s in the guise of a “networking event,” a “cocktail reception” or the many ancillary vendor-sponsored…
    - 70 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 7:05pm -

HR Remix

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

101 Half Connected Things

  • newLearning to swim
    I’ve just spent an hour attempting to teach my daughter to swim. I’m not a very good swimming teacher. Apparently Adrian Moorhouse was coached to Olympic success by a man who couldn’t swim. I can’t manage to coax my daughter out of water wing…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 2:34pm -
  • Left hand drive and being a new starter
    I’m in Lake Garda for a few days, soaking up the sun and reading some books. In an ill advised moment of bravado I decided that I’d brave the Italian roads rather than get a taxi to and from the airport. That was an error of the highest magnitude…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:18pm -
  • The Elephant Powder Test and HR
    A guy is walking down the road and he comes across an old man sprinkling white powder on the road. He walks up to the old man and the conversation goes something like this What are you doing? I’m sprinkling elephant dust What does that do? It keep…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 6:45am -
  • 5 Lessons from Yorkshire – #CIPDNAP15
    I’m off the to the CIPD Northern Area Partnership Conference today. It’ll be just the second time I’ve been back to York since I moved back ‘down South’ 3 years ago. I spent 15 years in Yorkshire – learning to love a good pint of bitter,…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 8:28am -
  • The Performance Balcony and Informality
    Last week I spent some time sitting outside on a balcony chatting with Matt Partovi. Matt is the founder of Culturevist, a community of people so passionate about culture that they’d leave their jobs rather than see theirs compromised. Check them…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 7:05am -
  • Rumours, Movie Making and Greatest Achievements
    Confounding people’s expectations was a way to maintain integrity – Lindsay Buckingham About 6 months ago I watched an extended interview with Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. It was a both enthralling and awkward hour of TV to watch, as he w…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 7:05am -

Switch and Shift

Leadership Freak

  • new10 Ways to Find More Energy Today
    Energy comes to you from your inner world and the world around you. Find energy by respecting it. 10 Ways to Find More Energy Today #1. Reject the need to be right all… Continue reading →
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jun 15, 1:09pm -
  • new16 Ways to Get to the Truth
    Insulated leaders don’t ask, because they don’t want to know. You are less than you could be, because people aren’t telling you the truth.   4 surprising reasons employees don’t speak up: Positive suggestions create more… Continue readi…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jun 15, 9:37pm -
  • newSolution Saturday: How Organizations Become Great at Developing Great People
    Four organizations recently asked me how they might enhance their people-development efforts. In the end, it’s a question about the future. The people on your team reflect the future of your organization. Great… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 3:15pm -
  • How to Reach the Ultimate Goal of Leadership
    Getting things done is the lesser goal of leadership. The ultimate goal of leadership is nothing less than transformation. The biggest roadblock to transformation, within organizations, is the false belief that information is… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 3:36pm -
  • One Day You Begin to Believe
    One day you begin to believe and everything changes. “Everything you will ever do as a leader is based on one audacious assumption. It’s the assumption that you matter.” The Truth about Leadership,… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 10:41am -
  • 3 Ways to Fail Successfully
    Some failures are useful, but not all. Failure is useless when caused by… Lack of effort. Dishonesty. Intentional deviation. Deal quickly and firmly with useless failure. Useful failure teaches you what isn’t working. The… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 10:49am -

Three Star Leadership

  • newLeadership Reading to Start Your Week: 6/29/15
    Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership...
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jun 15, 7:00pm -
  • Stories and Strategies from Real Life: 6/26/15
    Some of the best learning happens when you read stories about real people and real companies. Read them for ideas, for lessons, and inspiration. This week’s stories and strategies from real life are about Under...
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 7:00pm -
  • Becoming a great boss: where to start
    Do you want to be a great boss? If you’re responsible for the performance of a group, then you’re a boss, no matter what official title you carry. It’s not an easy job and you won’t ever be done...
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 7:00pm -
  • From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/24/15
    Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any...
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 7:00pm -
  • By and About Leaders: 6/23/15
    I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn’t studying “leadership” at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try...
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 7:00pm -

Employer's Lawyer Blog

  • 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…
    - 28 days ago, 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…
    - 56 days ago, 4 May 15, 11:24pm -
  • HR Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy
    HR Cinema is an ongoing feature here at The Employer’s Lawyer.  It combines my love of movies with my passion for human resources and employment law.  Please feel free to suggest movies in the comments and I will do my best to incorporate your su…
    - 21 Aug 14, 3:47pm -
  • HR Cinema: Ocean’s 11
    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…
    - 6 Aug 14, 1:30pm -
  • HR Cinema: Casablanca
    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…
    - 30 Jul 14, 1:25pm -
  • HR Cinema: Wreck-It Ralph
    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 s…
    - 2 Jun 14, 1:00pm -