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  • 2015: Strategies and Trends for the HR Professional
    2014 was a time of change in our industry and many of the predictions for the year seem, in hindsight, to be spot on. From social media and mobile continuing to change the way in which we recruit, to a constantly evolving workforce and new methods t…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 8:17pm -
  • What Recruiters & Managers MUST Do to Fill Positions Quickly
    I hear it too often.  Why hasn’t this position been filled?  We just aren’t getting ENOUGH candidates.  The candidates aren’t strong enough.  As a recruiter I am the middleman between the manager and my organization and getting someone h…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 6:17pm -
  • Manner Monday: The Best Holiday Present is Your Presence
    Every Monday Blogging4Jobs invites our resident Etiquette Expert, CareySue Vega (@Etiquette101), to share tips when it comes to etiquette in the workplace during our own Manner Monday segment. This segment is for the practitioner who is focused on cr…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 6:17pm -
  • Online Training vs. Classroom Training
    I love that technology has opened up a lot of possibilities for training, but sometimes it is not as effective as classroom training. When figuring out what format to use for training, it can be a challenge to pick the most effective method. Not all…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 3:17pm -
  • Top 5 #Workplace Blogs of the Week
    Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 Blogs in the #Workplace. These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space. We serve as your weekly recap of top blogs that we’ve read throughout…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 3:17pm -
  • Baby Steps Towards a Social Media Prescence
    There is a time when everyone is terrified of social media.  If you are just getting started, don’t be afraid to start slow.  It is probably something new to you.  There will be a lot of things you don’t understand, and things you need to lear…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 8:17pm -
  • How to Hook (Source) the Best in Class Candidates
    As a recruiter in today’s market, you have to always be looking towards tomorrow. If you are looking for the candidate who is a perfect fit, it’s safe to say that the talent pool is small. And all economic indicators and industries are pointing t…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 2:59pm -
  • Social Media Use in Recruiting Reaches Unprecedented Levels
    Does your company use Social Media to recruit potential hires?  If so, what form of Social Media does your company use for recruiting candidates. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are the top 3 Social Media platforms being used for recruitment. Current…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 1:17pm -
  • 2015 Predictions Recruiting Strategies
      Learn the secrets from the masters to find and assess your top technical talent by joining our 12/9 webinar at 1 PM EST. Click here to register.  The old way of recruiting and hiring is no more. We’ve entered a more social and interactive era…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Dec 14, 10:17pm -
  • How Recruiters Can Build a Candidate Database with an ATS
      Learn the secrets from the masters to find and assess your top technical talent by joining our 12/9 webinar at 1 PM EST. Click here to register.  Most recruiting and talent acquisition teams have a potential candidate gold mine waiting in the m…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 1:34pm -
  • Take The Recruiter’s Lounge Blog Reader Survey & Win
    Since acquiring The Recruiter’s Lounge in early 2014, we’ve been spending the last few months watching, learning and researching to continue honoring Jim Stroud and this blog’s legacy. We have just launched our first annual reader survey to se…
    - 24 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 2:17pm -
  • Are you an Old School or New School Recruiter?
    Indeed there was a time not so long ago where there wasn’t a Smartphone, ATS, or even the CLOUD.   Back in the day a lot of us used Fax Machines, and Gigantic Rolodexes.  How have the times changed for you?  Are you still an Old School, New Sko…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • 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…
    - 89 days ago, 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 -
  • The Top Three Trends for Enterprise Social Media at Work
      Earlier today, I talked at Social HR Camp in San Francisco about the 7 uses of enterprise social media at work. I’m seeing three important trends for social media use at work especially for the large enterprise organization when it comes to impl…
    - 6 Dec 13, 11:02pm -



  • Beyond Leadership: The Importance of Efficient Teams
    This DATIS blog article, “Beyond Leadership: The Importance of Efficient Teams“, was originally posted by Tom Schuite, Linked 2 Leadership, in December 2014 and was reposted with permission. While we emphasize leadership quite a bit, most of us i…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 2:27pm -
  • How Your Lack of Transparency is Destroying Your Team
    This DATIS blog article, “How Your Lack of Transparency is Destroying Your Team“, was originally shared by Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS, LLC, on October 8th, 2014 and was reposted with permission. People want to know what’s going on.  Th…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 2:53pm -
  • The CEO and the Board: Building an Effective Partnership
    Many nonprofit organizations have a very structured organizational hierarchy that ends with the board of directors. Before boards, a CEO had complete authority in managing the company and making impactful decisions. Today, the Board of Directors must…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 1:59pm -
  • How to Avoid Stress: The Proven Strategy
    This DATIS blog article, “How to Avoid Stress: The Proven Strategy“, was originally written by Donald Latumahina, Life Optimizer, in October 2014 and was reposted with permission. Like it or not, stress is a potential problem for all of us. St…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 1:50pm -
  • Can Leadership Be a One Size Fits All?
    This DATIS blog article, “Can Leadership Be a One Size Fits All?“, was originally posted by Tom Schuite, Linked 2 Leadership, in December 2014 and was reposted with permission. When I was 20, I was given my first formal leadership...
    - 15 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 2:38pm -
  • Leading Through Change
    Change is constantly occurring in all organizational environments, forcing many to restructure, cut costs, and reorganize in order to meet the overall goals of the organization. Though it is often difficult, the change process is vital to an organiza…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 1:41pm -

HR Schoolhouse

  • Why Your HR Lady Likes to Tell You “No”
    There’s an interesting dynamic often at play in the workplace when the CEO/Owner/Company President serves as an ersatz father figure while the beleaguered HR lady is assigned the role of substitute mother. (And yes; I realize I am assigning gender…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 1:21pm -
  • Join Us for #truBatonRouge
    We’re holding an event in Baton Rouge on January 29th and I hope you’ll join us as we explore topics related to talent, recruiting, HR, culture and technology. This free event, planned by the community for the benefit of the community, is for YOU…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 2:54pm -
  • Work Factors and Retention Outcomes #EWS2014
    I’ve been partnering with my friends at Spherion to share some information from their 2014 Emerging Workforce Study; see below for full disclosure details. As 2014 draws to a close, HR professionals from hither and yon are pulling together end…
    - 15 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 1:26pm -
  • The One Where You Get to Drink
    Earlier this week I had a phone/video call with a friend in Australia about all manner of things related to work, business, and HR. As the conversation progressed we entered the realm of HR/business cliches when we got to talking about Zappos. It’…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 2:55pm -
  • Diving Deep on Complacency
    Complacency: a feeling of being satisfied with how things are and not wanting to try to make them better; a complacent feeling or condition (Merriam-Webster)  **********  This week has turned into my week for writing about words/concepts that freq…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 5:23pm -
  • I Want it Now: Entitlement in the Workplace
    Entitlement: the condition of having a right to have, do, or get something; the feeling or belief that you deserve to be given something (such as special privileges) Merriam-Webster ********** I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the damage that c…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 1:20pm -

Micheal Vandervort

  • American Council of Employees Objects to New VW Union Policy
    ACE Objects to Unfair Implementation of VW Engagement Policy and Calls Count of UAW Membership Inaccurate CHATTANOOGA, TN— In a letter sent Friday to VW-Chattanooga Operations CEO Christian Koch, the American Council of Employees formally express…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 6:07pm -
  • Hacking Your Business Travel Made Simple
    Hacking Travel Tips Many of us in the sphere of human resources and social media travel often.  A few people I know seem to enjoy unlimited spending accounts, but most are like me – traveling on my dime, or working with a company who has a financi…
    - 20 days ago, 7 Dec 14, 2:37pm -
  • Maintaining a Positive Employee Environment
    Employee engagement is an ongoing effort, and CUE members find the resources and tools they need to support that effort within the CUE community. CUE Inc. is the preeminent LR organization in the U.S and Canada. We are a member run organization dedic…
    - 35 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:11pm -
  • Work viewed through a constant lens
    Video is ubiquitous in our society today. We are on camera nearly all the time, whether we are aware of it or not. I’ll be driving to the airport this morning to catch a flight from Orlando to San Antonio. I’m on camera as I leave my neighborhood…
    - 41 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 12:15pm -
  • You can check in, but they’ll check you out
    Hotel Room Privacy This has been viewed a couple million times, but that doesn’t make it any less creepy given that I stay in a hotel room almost weekly, just like many of you.  Yet another privacy issue to worry about (or simply choose to ignore)…
    - 45 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 9:01am -
  • Your Employee’s Personal Information is at Risk
     Guarding the HR Data In a world of data breaches, here’s a case of data breach that should send cold shivers down the spine of HR departments everywhere. In the past few months, I have received four new credit cards from my credit union due to da…
    - 46 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 12:31pm -

Hacker Rank Blog

Employer's Lawyer Blog

  • 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 -
  • HR Cinema: Road House
    This week on HR Cinema, we’re going to look at one of my personal favorite movies from the 80s (possibly because TNT and USA played it 4 times a day when I was at a very impressionable age), Road House starring the one and only Patrick Swayze.  Ju…
    - 27 May 14, 1:00pm -
  • HR Cinema: Iron Man
    HR: Cinema will be a new 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 incorporat…
    - 19 May 14, 2:00pm -


  • How to Hire Retail Employees
    The retail industry has one of the highest turnover rates and therefore is one of the most difficult to keep staffed. Staff is always fluctuating due to consumer spending. Some seasons have more personnel than others. The pay is usually Continue read…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 6:31pm -
  • Niche Recruiting for Hiring Specialized Talent
    Recruiting! It’s all the rage. Whenever I ask human resources professionals and managers, what’s their number one problem today, the answer is always “Recruiting and Retention.” There is a link between recruiting strategies and retention numb…
    - 58 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:33pm -
  • Trouble Hiring Nurses? Here’s How You Can Find Them
      Nursing shortage is giving hospitals headaches and recruiters fits Hiring Nurses is a challenge. First of all there is a definite shortage in the United States. Since the recession, the healthcare industry has been an exploding sector for job Cont…
    - 86 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:30pm -
  • Three Things You Need to Know About Social Recruiting, Part 3 – Social Job Distribution
    I get it, you’ve got a vacancy and you need to fill it fast. But spray ‘n’ pray on social media won’t work! In fact, it’ll undo all the good work you’ve done building a following. In part one we Continue reading →
    - 95 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:32pm -
  • Build a Better Candidate Experience with Mobile Recruiting
    Mobile is not the next big thing, it IS the big thing. The reasons are plain and simple, nearly everyone has a smartphone and a tablet, nearly everyone is on social media and it’s more efficient and cost effective than Continue reading →
    - 11 Sep 14, 3:25pm -
  • 5 More Reasons to Start Social Recruiting Today
    Recently, we shared 4 Reasons to Start Social Recruiting Today. Social recruiting can significantly change the way you hire candidates. It allows you to quickly and easily engage with potential candidates, both passive and active, on a more personal…
    - 9 Sep 14, 4:01pm -

PeopleGoal Blog

  • Employee engagement: The secret recipe
    Employee engagement: The secret recipeOrganizations with high employee engagement are more likely to outperform those with low employee engagement because engaged employees are more committed and motivated with their work. The concept of “employe…
    - 15 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • A case for continuous and connected employee performance management
    A case for continuous and connected employee performance managementSophie is a marketing assistant for a fast growing technology company. She joined the company a year ago and she is about to write her performance review for a performance discussio…
    - 18 May 14, 11:00pm -
  • Conducting Sentiment Analysis with PeopleGoal
    Conducting Sentiment Analysis with PeopleGoalOne of our central theses at PeopleGoal is that if we're able to increase the employee engagement in performance management then we can give some really valuable data back to our clients; data that will…
    - 24 Mar 14, 12:00am -
  • The 10 Best Places To Work For in the past 5 years
    The 10 best places to work for in the past 5 yearsCreating a great workplace can increase your ROI as a company. According to GreatPlaceToWork the Fortune 100 Best Companies provide more than 2x the return to shareholders of companies not on the li…
    - 18 Mar 14, 12:00am -
  • Does ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) increase employee productivity?
    Does ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) increase employee productivity?Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) is an employee performance management approach created by Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler where employees are paid for their output (result…
    - 3 Mar 14, 12:00am -
  • Leadership styles and the millennials: What is their leadership style?
    Leadership styles and the millennials: What is their leadership style?"Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way." - General George PattonFrom Jack Welch and Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg there can be many leadership styles based on the leader's c…
    - 25 Feb 14, 12:00am -
  • newDespite Technology, Recruiting is Still About the People. Always.
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellIt seems that across the HR industry, technology has begun to take center stage. Some may think that HR has turned into one giant robot, while others may want us to believe we couldn’t do our jobs without it. But the role o…
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • Jeff Lackey @Rolls-Royce: Creative People + Authentic Storytelling = The Right Hire
    By Marylene Delbourg-DelphisOne of the best presentations at the December HCI Conference in San Francisco was the last one: Jeff Lackey's. The title says it all: "Creative People + Authentic Storytelling = The Right Hires." I love such straightforwa…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 3:18pm -
  • The Future Success of Talent Acquisition Starts with Partnerships within Your Company
     By Jessica Miller-MerrellWhen executives talk about what makes a company successful, they often use terms like profit, sales and revenue, but when it comes down to the critical conversations of how to make it all happen, the talks soon turn to peop…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • Recruiting, Like Business, Must Be Flexible and Adaptive
    By Jessica Miller-MerrellSometimes in life you have to learn things the hard way. I had the pleasure of doing just that early in my career when my team was entrusted with an enormous task and simply weren’t able to pull through. It was no small mat…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • Knowledge is at the Center in the Battle for Best-in-Class Candidates
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell From one expert article to the next, there are plenty of methods and suggestions for recruiting the best candidates. However, one thing that not many industry leaders touch on is the recurring theme that is found in nearly…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness
    By Jessica Miller-Merrell Job seekers know what it takes to stand out among the many candidates that are vying for jobs. And while they typically could learn a thing or two from the companies they’re interested in, job seekers may have a bit of kn…
    - 15 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 3:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • Stop Playing the Blame Game at Work
    When we are successful, we attribute those results to ourselves and a very positive, internal locus of control. When we fail or a situation fails, we attribute those results to others and external factors.
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 12:44pm -
  • Don’t Blame HR for Making all the Bad Policies
    I can tell you from experience that HR is not writing all of your organization’s policies. In fact, the most senior leadership often comes to HR to add specific policies, thus they are sometimes more operationally focused or financially focused.…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 11:06am -
  • Christmas Re-Gifting: Good Idea or Torture?
    What do you think about re-gifting? Do you do it? What's the WORST gift you've ever re-gifted or received that you think was re-gifted to you?
    - 11 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 8:32pm -
  • What’s Killing Creativity in our Students?
    How people become tenacious. Is it a characteristic you're born with or can we learn tenacity?
    - 39 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 2:28pm -
  • HCMx Radio- My New Podcast Brings Research to HR Pros
    Today is an exciting day at Brandon Hall Group; it’s launch day for our radio podcast, HCMx Radio.
    - 46 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 11:24am -

People Equation

  • newJoyful Wishes for You
    Wishing you a joyful day, full of wonder and warmth. And some cookies, if you’re into that sort of thing.
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • How to Make Exiting Employees Advocates for Your Company
    Guest Post by Mark Feffer As the economy improves, more American workers are leaving their jobs to pursue new opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 2.75 million people quit their positions in September, bringing the month…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 11:30am -
  • Monkey See Monkey Do: New Leaders Emulate Their Bosses
    Nobody likes to be told what to do, but give them a positive example, and you might be surprised at the results. Consider this social experiment conducted by author Daniel Pink for his TV show Crowd Control , as reported on the blog Barking Up the W…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 11:35am -
  • 100 Thinkers and Speakers about Leadership
    Yesterday my friend and fellow HR blogger Robin Schooling tagged me in a Facebook post:   I couldn’t figure out what she was talking about until I clicked the link. Evidently Jeff Haden, a contributing editor at Inc. magazine picked up a post by a…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 11:35am -
  • Human Resources Today – Resources for the People Side of Business
    A new site just launched called Human Resources Today.  Human Resources Today curates content from many sources on the web regarding the people side of HR: employee engagement, leadership, corporate culture, employee retention and workplace communi…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 11:35am -
  • Leadership and Being a Role Model – 20 Ideas
    At one time or another, we’re all in a position to lead. We’re parents, teachers, coaches, managers and committee leaders.  As such, we know that setting a good example is an important part of leadership. But it’s not always easy. I wrote a po…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 11:30am -

The Tim Sackett Project

  • newYou Will Never Win The Employee Engagement Battle
    There is an interesting Psychological phenomenon that happens when you do something over and over, it’s called “decline effect.”  Decline effect, simply, is when you first go out and measure something, then put some focus on bettering that one…
    - 17 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 12:22pm -
  • newMerry Christmas HR and Talent Pros

    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 12:08pm -
  • newHR’s Christmas Gift
    Ok, before we get started, stop it.  I could have titled this, “HR’s Holiday Gift” or “HR’s Chanukah Gift”, etc. But, I didn’t, the majority of people celebrate Christmas, so I used Christmas. Breath in HR people. (for the record we ce…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 12:45pm -
  • T3 – Fuel50
    T3 – Talent Tech Tuesday – is a weekly series here at The Project to educate and inform everyone who stops by on a daily/weekly basis on some great recruiting and sourcing technologies that are on the market.  None of the companies who I highlig…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 12:06pm -
  • 5 Things Leaders Need To Know About Developing Employees
    I think we try and deliver a message in organizations that all employees need and want to be developed.  This is a lie.  Many of our employees do want and need development. Some don’t need it, they’re better than you.  Some don’t want it, ju…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 12:39pm -
  • HR’s Greeting Cards
    Around the holidays I go out and get greeting cards to send out to various friends and family.  We also receive a ton of holiday cards at home and work. I’m always amazed at how specific the greeting card companies have gotten.  Just this past we…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 12:59pm -

Bullseye Recruiting

  • The 5 Best & 5 Worst Paying Jobs In America
    What do you want to do when you grow up?  I wish someone would have told me what career path to take, but I had to figure it out on my own.  Being a recruiter has been the best profession for me, but what is the right profession for you?  While sa…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 3:17pm -
  • The 10 Commandments of Reducing Stress at Work
    The present day professional is a hard worker who devotes extra hours to work and is busy chasing success. He is interrupted six-seven times an hour and remains distracted for up to two hours in a day. He may have a prestigious job in a big corporate…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • The Lease on Life
    It is holiday season.  The stores have Christmas lights lit up enticing customers to buy their products.  There is a hustle for buying presents.  Holiday parties are abundant.  Everyone seems to eat and drink a little too much.  It is fun and it…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • 10 Reasons Every Recruiter Must Start With An Agency
    It was 1995, and I had just graduated from Ole Miss, the Harvard of the South. I couldn’t fathom what my first job would look like. I considered moving to Memphis, Tennessee but I really didn’t really have any business connections. I packed my th…
    - 37 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • The Global Difference Between a CEO, President, & Managing Director
    I have had the opportunity to talk to a number of different organizations and recruiters around the world over the past year.  One of the countries I blogged about was Australia in the #globalrecruitment series.   Mark Smith, Director of  people2…
    - 44 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 3:56am -
  • 5 Reasons Why You SHOULD Take the Interview
    Recently I have talked to a significant number of individuals about people who are “thinking about” changing jobs.   I would say a majority of the people I have talked to have been in their current job for a number of years.   Though people in…
    - 52 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 4:02am -

HR Cloud

  • Three Keys to Selecting a Solid HR Technology Solution
    Research has shown that companies are planning to greatly increase their HR technology investment in the coming year. The focus is shifting away from reducing cost and moving towards increased efficiency...
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 4:38pm -
  • How to Work With IT to Implement a Killer HR Tech Solution
    I recently read an article defining the term “behavioral IT” as outlined by IT professional, Prem Kamble. He defines behavioral IT as the “behavioral aspects of IT driven transitions, particularly...
    - 10 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 5:30pm -
  • 3 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement
    Employee engagement appears to be on the decline the past few years. According to a 2013 Gallup Poll, 63% of employees are “not engaged” by their current work. Ouch. This...
    - 17 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 6:00pm -
  • 10 Ways The Cloud Improves HR Processes
    The cloud is here and that is a good thing for HR professionals. The difficulty is that it forces HR to wade into a new technology—and that takes time. This...
    - 22 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 5:46pm -
  • How to Strengthen Your Company Brand
    The ‘Employer Brand’ is, to put it simply, an organization’s reputation as an employer. This brand is what people (employees, applicants, candidates, and the public) associate with the organization whether...
    - 31 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 7:57pm -

Women of HR

  • Happy Holidays from Women of HR
    In the spirit of the holidays, Women of HR is taking some time off to enjoy the season with our family and friends. Thank you to all of our readers for coming back again and again throughout the year. You help to make our community what it is.   We…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • The New Rules of Engagement: Digitization
    Yvonne Sell and Georg Vielmetter recently wrote Leadership 2030, a new book outlining how 6 powerful trends are impacting life as we know it. They identified these 6 megatrends as Globalization 2.0, Environmental Crisis, Demographic Change, Digitiza…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • 5 Characteristics Great Women Leaders Share
    Throughout the years, women have faced – and continue to face – numerous challenges when it comes to succeeding in business. Yet despite significant challenges, female leaders are becoming more and more common – and they’re making a positive…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • Where Do You Start When You Begin With a Blank Page?
    Simply, you start at the top and you go from there. One word at a time, which  then forms a sentence, which then forms a paragraph and before you know it, a whole page indeed. What has this got to do with you and HR? A lot.   Consider this. You do…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • A Day of Rest and Thanks
    It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. so we’re taking the day off. To our U.S. readers, enjoy your day with family and friends, turkey dinners, and football…..or however you choose to celebrate. To our readers elsewhere, have a great day and g…
    - 30 days ago, 27 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Snowstorms, Resilience, and Gratitude  
        I just lived through one of the craziest weeks and weather experiences I can remember.  You see, I live in the Southtowns of Buffalo, NY.  And for anyone who may have missed the story, we were just pounded with one heck of a snowstorm.  Yeah…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 11:00am -

HR Examiner

  • HRExaminer v5.42
    Americans are quitting their jobs at the fastest pace since 2008. In this week's feature article, Maren Hogan responds with,  “Stop the Bleeding: 3 Ways to Retain Employees.”People sure are good at telling others: I’m Offended. You’re Do…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 5:00pm -
  • You’re Doing It Wrong: the Cult of Nice
    The Cult of Nice is when the only meaning is a version of “you’re doing it wrong” or “you’re not being Nice.”
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 4:17pm -
  • Stop the Bleeding: 3 Ways to Retain Employees
    2.8 million people quit their jobs in September of this year, which is the highest level since 2008. Is there a way to stop the bleeding?
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 4:50pm -
  • Looking Back: Pocket Doc
    Our current definitions of what is and isn’t HRTech are astonishingly narrow. What's changed?
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 2:50am -
  • HRExaminer v5.41
    In our feature article this week Victorio Milian discusses how candidate names impact hiring results and candidate experience. Read Victorio’s article, “What’s My Name?.”John Sumser talks about what happens to people when software creators…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 6:06pm -
  • Read Kiese Laymon
    "The most powerful book I read in 2014 was Keise Laymon’s How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America." -Heather Bussing
    - 15 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 2:22am -

Minnesota Headhunter

  • Web Developer - Content Management System | Minnesota IT Jobs
    Full Time Minnesota IT Job Are you a Web Develop who wants to work with talented architects and a proven group of founders with many years of experience in the tech and startup space and clients that include Google, Twitter...
    - 4 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 8:16pm -
  • Project Manager - Agile | Minnesota IT Jobs
    Full Time Minnesota IT Job Are you a Project Manager who wants to work with talented architects, developers and a proven group of founders with many years of experience in the tech and startup space and clients that include Google,...
    - 4 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 7:50pm -
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Staffing Coordinator - Full Time Job - Express Scripts Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - Thomson Reuters Sr Recruiter Technology - Full Time Job - Target Talent Acquisition...
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 4:47pm -
  • LinkedIn Survey: Top 25 Skills Of 2014
    LinkedIn crunched a bunch of data and came up with The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014. It needs to be noted that this is comes from their users and what recruiters are searching for on their...
    - 8 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 10:52pm -
  • Call Me… I’m Never Too Busy
    I have had what started as a couple, and now grown to quite a few, comments the past months similar to: We had some recruiting we needed help with and knowing how busy you are we called someone else We...
    - 8 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 5:37pm -
  • Minnesota Startup ToggleGreen Seeking A UX Designer
    Who do you know who is a freelance Designer looking for nights and weekend work for equity in a startup that could, if interested, turn into a full time role? I am on the Advisory Board of ToggleGreen and we...
    - 10 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 10:48pm -

Fistful of Talent

  • newHow Much Do We Really Need To Know About Our Candidates?
    So, I’ve just dropped in my post for my favorite tools and gizmos of 2014 and I think there’s something to be said about the Connectifier, 360Social, and Vibe type... Get the RestThe post How Much Do We Really Need To Know About Our Candidates?…
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 4:20pm -
  • newAn ATS Saved My Bacon. No, Seriously.
    Today, for Christmas or whatever December-ish holiday you celebrate, I give you the present of a cool sounding but not yet overused buzzword: “System Agility.” Sounds slick, right? We all... Get the RestThe post An ATS Saved My Bacon. No, Serio…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 3:50pm -
  • newTim Sackett explains HR’s Christmas Gift
    Ok, before we get started, stop it.  I could have titled this, “HR’s Holiday Gift” or “HR’s Chanukah Gift”, etc. But, I didn’t, the majority of people celebrate Christmas, so... Get the RestThe post Tim Sackett explains HR’s Christm…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 2:46pm -
  • 10 Things To Do At Work on Christmas EVE EVE and Christmas EVE
    If you’re reading this, you’re probably at work on this fine Christmas Eve Eve. That sucks, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas. Regardless of your religion (or lack thereof), you’re... Get the RestThe post 10 Things To Do At Work on Chris…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 3:51pm -
  • Paul Hebert says Growing Employee Engagement – A Visual Reminder?
    The time right before the new year is a time of extremes. Either your workload drops to near zero because your function isn’t driven by the year end deadlines –... Get the RestThe post Paul Hebert says Growing Employee Engagement – A Visual Re…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 2:20pm -
  • Ladies, Bring Your Diet Pills: SHRM15 and Dr. Oz
    Every year, the Society for Human Resource Management has an annual conference. They choose speakers who have something to say about work, money, power, and politics. One year, SHRM invited Condoleezza Rice... Get the RestThe post Ladies, Bring Yo…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 3:41pm -

Josh Bersin Blog

  • Leadership and Talent Challenges in Asia. It’s Different.
    I recently completed a tour of Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo) and met with dozens of Human Resources and business leaders. It was a fascinating trip and I want to share a few thoughts.1....Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory S…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 8:27pm -
  • The Talent Analytics Market Heats Up With New Cloud Offerings
    Workday Introduces Predictive Analytics: Workday Insights ApplicationsThe market for corporate talent analytics has gotten red hot in the last two years. Almost every major organization we talk...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 48 days ago, 8 Nov 14, 10:18pm -
  • The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril
    The HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation.  We are tracking more than 100 new startups in social and referral...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory…
    - 54 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 5:23am -
  • Yes, It’s Perfectly Ok Not To Be A Manager
    A very interesting Careerbuilder survey just found that the majority of employees do not want to be managers. This research, which surveyed over 3,600 employees, found that only 40% of men and 29% of...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advi…
    - 95 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 1:01pm -
  • Update on SuccessFactors, Achievers, and Glassdoor
    This week I attended three client conferences – SuccessFactors Successconnect, the Achievers Customer Experience, and the Glassdoor Employment Brand Summit. All three of these companies are...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Ser…
    - 13 Sep 14, 12:48am -
  • Putting the “Strategic” into Strategic HR (and Management)
    One of the buzzwords we often use in the talent world is “strategic HR.” Given all the administrivia which HR people do, is it really possible for HR to be “strategic?” If so,...Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in…
    - 5 Sep 14, 12:31pm -

Your HR Buddy

  • Recruitment Metrics That Matter – Tiffany Kuehl
    Recruitment Metrics That Matter Listen to one of our shows at @DriveThruHR with Tiffany Kuehl, @TiffanyKuehl, Talent Acquisition Manager at MTS Systems corporation where she talks about looking at metrics to strategically recruit your candidates. C…
    - 31 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Leveraging Social and Mobile for Training
    Leveraging Social and Mobile for Training Sharlyn Lauby’s HR Bartender blog is one of my top favorite HR blogs out there. And I had the honor to interview her at DriveThruHR where she talked about some of the latest trends in the training space by…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • How should HR collaborate with other business partners
    How should HR collaborate with other business partners! Listen to my Interview with Trish McFarlane,  @trishmcfarlane, VP of Human Resource Practice, Principal Analyst at Brandon Hall Group. An insightful conversation where she urges HR and recru…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • 5 Factors that engaged workplaces have in common
    Have you ever noticed what all highly engaged workplaces have in common? Well, Building a great work culture that clearly narrates who you are as an organization starts from its own leaders and it should be part of your company’s DNA. But in a rac…
    - 9 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Why Recruiters dislike HR and vice versa
    There has always been a disconnect between HR and Recruiter even as the profession evolved. On one side we have Sourcers and third party recruiters who have a hacker mentality who focus on bringing that purple squirrel, using the boolean search strin…
    - 8 Sep 14, 2:18pm -
  • Rudy Karsan on Mega skills, Employee Engagement and HR skills
    “Work has evolved from something we did to survive to something that defines us. It is more than just a source of income; giving us a strong sense of service and contribution to society and providing stature and dignity. If we are engaged at work,…
    - 4 Sep 14, 1:00pm -

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 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

  • Go Against the Flow !!
    This weekend I had to get my HR Nerd on and go see The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. It was phenomenal and you should absolutely see it in the theater for the best experience.  You may not be … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 1:04am -
  • Build Your Own Model !!
    Now that we are getting closer to Christmas and my kids are really young adults, I miss the days when toys were exciting !!  The days when you hoped and hoped for something that was truly special, and that you … Continue reading →
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 4:00am -
  • It Only Takes 3 Chords !!
    I don’t know if many people were as excited as I was about some music news this week, but I was Geeked !! Rock giants, AC/DC, released their seventeenth album called Rock or Bust.  I’ve heard a few tracks and … Continue reading →
    - 19 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 1:31am -
  • Thankful.
    This past week my family, along with many others, celebrated Thanksgiving.  I am still a traditionalist when it comes to the holidays and their order.  Gathering together over food is always a good thing, but what drives it home for … Continue re…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 3:09am -
  • Advancing HR !!
    I spent the last week at the SHRM Volunteer Leader Summit in Washington, DC.  It is one of my favorite events because the attendees are some of the most active and engaged members that SHRM has.  It’s also very cool … Continue reading →
    - 33 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 2:46am -
  • Squeals of Joy !!
    This past week I got to do something that I haven’t done often over the past few years.  I was interviewing potential candidates to become Team Members for one of our pizzerias. Typically, our great Managers interview, but I got … Continue readi…
    - 40 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:17am -

Workplace Diva

  • newSorry, TLDR: Is Failure To Read Directions Costing Companies Millions?
    My child recently took part in one of those hilarious "read the directions all the way through before taking this test" tests. Yes, that test. Many of us know the one. If we had taken the time to read to the end of the page, then we would learn that…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 5:12pm -
  • Five Ways To Correct Embarrassing Writing Mistakes At Work
    We send a work-related email or text, only to realize seconds later that our message contains a very embarrassing spelling error. Oops. Okay, now what? If we work long enough, an embarrassing spelling error on the job will happen to us. We meant to w…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 5:17pm -
  • Season's Grievances: When Co-workers Call In "Sick"
    All right, we've spent enough time discussing holiday gift-giving in the workplace. It's time to talk about our co-worker who is giving our holiday-harried workplace the slip to learn Van Halen songs! Do you know that December is the month when empl…
    - 10 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 7:36pm -
  • Here's What Not To Get Your Co-worker For Christmas
    We need to buy our co-worker a BIG REVEAL present for the Secret Santa is finally over office party on Friday, but we don't know what to buy. Never fear, because Consumer Reports is here with a survey that reveals what we don't want for Christmas! T…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 9:25pm -
  • CFOs: Managing Millennials Is More Work Than It's Worth
    Ah, the Millennials! We can't read the business section anymore without finding at least one article about how awesome they are, and how management should bend to their every workplace whim. A new Duke University/CFO Magazine survey, however, finds c…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 3:04pm -
  • How To Talk To A Co-worker's Spouse At Company Parties
    The company holiday party circuit is in full swing, and employees everywhere are making nice with their co-workers over appetizers and eggnog. Oh! Who do we have here? Our co-workers brought their significant others to the party, too! Here's how to…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 7:16pm -

Corn on the Job

    Disclosure: Post sponsored by Spherion, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. If you missed Part 2, you can find it here.   Study Overview As part of Spherion’s 2014 E…
    - 15 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
  • Most popular jobs for students during the winter holidays
    The Winter holidays are a great timeframe for students all around to party, rest and, of course, grab some holiday jobs. Summer holidays brings them a lot of different choices, but winter holidays are also a good time period that has a lot of job ope…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 3:24pm -
    Disclosure: Post sponsored by Spherion, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study Check out study here:…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 4:25pm -
  • Are university educations the best you can get?
    Work Placements and Qualifications Can Give an Edge in the Employment Market Finding the right type of job is never an easy task, especially in today’s competitive employment market. Making the choice between obtaining a university degree and plung…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 5:03pm -
  • As the Demand for Nursing Jobs Increase, So Do Options for Nurses
    Nursing is hands-down one of the hardest, yet one of the most rewarding professions there is. Ask any group of nurses and they’ll tell you it’s not just a job to them, it’s a life. It’s a calling. And it takes someone very special to answer t…
    - 52 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 9:04pm -
  • Tricks to Landing a Job Before It Goes Public
    Going up against potentially hundreds of other candidates for a single position can often be a sobering process for any job seeker. Constant rejections and length interviews can sometimes mean that your face becomes just another in the pile. On these…
    - 53 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 8:21pm -

Texas Strategic HR

  • That’s NOT HR’s Domain
    I believe most HR departments understand their purpose and why they exist within organizations. It’s all about HUMAN CAPITAL. Recruiting it, retaining it, training it, managing it, developing it. Yes, sometimes you’ll plan a company picnic, and y…
    - 31 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 1:37am -
  • This Week I Turn 35.
    Dear Cosmo and Glamour, I turn 35 this week. I seldom read you, except when trapped in waiting rooms where the only other option is a well loved version of Highlights magazine. I must tell you, however- I refuse to buy into your crappy lists that tel…
    - 51 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 2:45am -
  • Pick Two (Good, fast, cheap)
    I wish I could put this sign in every home, every business, and every public place I could find. This is the TRUTH. When you’re looking at vendors, don’t be wooed by the folks who tout their solution as the cheapest, the fastest, and the best. So…
    - 56 days ago, 1 Nov 14, 1:29am -
  • The Social Media Overshare and You
    I’m fairly active on social media. If you google my name, you’ll find a Pinterest account, where I pin and save elaborate DIY bookshelves that I’ll never actually make. You’ll see a Twitter account with far too many photos of my daughter and…
    - 88 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:18pm -
  • Wage Gap for Women in the Law
    Did you know women in the legal industry only earn 87 percent of male attorneys’ salaries? Today there is a wide gender gap in pay and professional opportunities for women in the legal industry and the basis for this pay gap is multifaceted. One re…
    - 9 Sep 14, 7:33pm -
  • Pay Ranges: The Great Divide
    Most HR professionals that I know are in one of two camps when it comes to employee compensation. There’s Camp Disclosure, where employees have access to the company pay grades and understand where they fall in the structure. There’s Camp Shield,…
    - 15 Aug 14, 1:41pm -

The One Crystal

  • 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.
    - 7 days ago, 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…
    - 52 days ago, 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 -
  • “Waking Up:” Embarking on #90Meals with #NoKidHungry
    Thoreau penned, “It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about??” And reading those words, I "woke up." I've committed to use my social influence to do some tangible good for No Kid Hungry during the cours…
    - 1 Sep 14, 6:44pm -
  • Being Crystal: This is NOT the Dating from “Sex in the City” #NSFW
    Let me warn you all up front:  this is TOTALLY rantastic, has nothing to do with work and is really me just working out the frustrations of dating in 2014. For anyone that knows me well, they know that even though I haven’t been dating since I was…
    - 17 Aug 14, 3:56am -
  • The #Leadership Struggles of an #ENTJ: Judge Less, Meditate More
    I’ve been trying to meditate to the thought that Pink shared in this picture all morning.  Turns out? Meditation is not my strong suit.  My mind works in a dozen different directions at any given time, so focusing in on a singular train of though…
    - 30 Jun 14, 1:50pm -

The Cynical Girl

  • 39
    Dearest You, Thanks for coming to see my on my 39th birthday. So far, the day is pretty good. Scrubby hasn’t peed on anything, yet. But I am really writing to tell you that today is the last day I will post on this blog. That’s right. I am killin…
    - 8 Jan 14, 11:45am -
  • Deleting Your Social Footprint: Facebook 101
    January 1st was a pretty easy day for me. I went to Starbucks. I ran with my husband. I sat on the couch and read through a stack of magazines. I had over 300 interactions on Facebook in about 30 minutes of total online time. Not that it’s any of y…
    - 7 Jan 14, 11:45am -
  • Cynicism Ain’t Easy
    It’s time for you to learn the difference between cynicism, pessimism and nihilism. Cynicism is an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest. Cynics are often skeptics. Pessimism is a tendency to see the worst aspect…
    - 6 Jan 14, 11:45am -
  • The week ahead begins with January 5, 2014.
    Hello, everyone. Welcome to the first Sunday of the rest of your lives. Did you have a good holiday season? Everyone make it out without too much damage? I totally forgot that I was supposed to be at International CES, this week. I applied for a pres…
    - 5 Jan 14, 11:45am -
  • Day Off: Tom Ford
    On Saturdays, I’ll post songs on my running mix.
    - 4 Jan 14, 11:45am -
  • F@%k It Friday: Resolutions
    My friend Jennifer McClure has made some important resolutions for the new year. Bite-sized chunks. Go check them out. If you had to give up something for 30 days, what would it be? I was going to join Jennifer and become a vegan for 30 days … but…
    - 3 Jan 14, 11:45am -

Just Joan

  • 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 -
  • There’s A First Time For Everything, But ROI Helps You Get A Second Time
    My first SHRM Annual Conference was supposed to be in 2011 in Las Vegas. The morning I was scheduled to depart, by husband became seriously ill and I missed it. (Gory details here.) But I can easily recall the anticipation and excitement that I felt.…
    - 22 Jun 14, 4:59pm -
  • #SHRMChat – March Recap and April Preview
    March Recap Our March #SHRMChat  on Governmental Affairs was hosted by Lisa Horn,  Director, Congressional Affairs at SHRM. The discussion was spirited and engaging, and every question was enthusiastically discussed. Here is the briefest of recaps,…
    - 4 Apr 14, 6:33pm -

The HR Capitalist

  • new3 Things to Do While Fake Working Between Christmas and New Years' Day....
    Let's face it, the week between Christmas and New Year's Day creates two types of people: 1. Those that try to totally disconnect from work because they know that it's going to be dead anyway, and 2. Those that decide...
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 4:40pm -
  • newA Very Special Christmas Eve Story From the HR Capitalist...
    Capitalist Note: This story is a Christmas Eve tradition at the HR Capitalist. Merry Christmas... It's Christmas Eve. Time for anticipation. Time for reflection. Time for an outrageous demand towards a candidate that could only occur from the bowels…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 12:52pm -
  • Welcome to the Hoops Coaches Absolutely Losing their **** Conference Room...
    At Kinetix, we have some themed conference and breakout rooms. There's Boiler Room, Tommy Boy, Moneyball, etc. The holidays are a good time to think about remodeling and since it's hoops season, I think it's time to have a room...
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 4:26pm -
  • What "The Interview" Saga Tells You About Your Career...
    By now, you've heard the news. Seth Rogen and his band of merry-men filmed a motion picture set to be released over Christmas called "The Interview", which basically stars Rogan and others as would be assassins of the North Korean...
    - 4 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 6:59pm -
  • The Case for Not Deconstructing Your Failures...
    There's a lot of business propaganda out there related to failure. Ready for some successories quotes? LET'S DO THIS: 1. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill 2. “Failure is..…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 6:51pm -
  • Feeling Flat on Performance Reviews? You Need Stacked Ranking...
    It's December and it's time to do performance reviews. You're tired. You just want to go on vacation, and you really don't know where to start to distinguish between Johnny and Jenny from a performance perspective. Sucks to be you....
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 2:42pm -

Unbridled Talent

True Faith HR

  • newTrue Faith #HR Rewind: Best Employment Application Ever - Kris Kringle
    Originally posted December 25, 2012From "Miracle On 34th Street"Merry Christmas everyone
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  • 3 Adult Learning Trends You Need to Know for 2015
    I'm up at the Talent Advisor Portal at CareerBuilder's Hiring Site talking how adult learning will impact 2015.  Learn how the problems of adult literacy, MOOCs, and the growth of online competency-based education will likely impact HR.   Check it…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 12:43pm -
  • MUST SEE: The Conference Concierge #HalfBakedHR #HRevolution
    As noted before on the blog, Sir William Tincup and I had the honor of presenting a session at HRevolution on Half-Baked HR, a set of 40 HR ideas that are meant to challenge our expectations of what HR can be.  These ideas aren't necessarily full…
    - 38 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Employee-to-Employee Wellness Challenges #HalfBakedHR #HRevolution
    As noted before on the blog, Sir William Tincup and I had the honor of presenting a session at HRevolution on Half-Baked HR, a set of 40 HR ideas that are meant to challenge our expectations of what HR can be.  These ideas aren't necessarily full…
    - 39 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 1:15pm -
  • #HalfBakedHR - Mobile Video Interviewing Prep #HRevolution
    The 7th iteration of HRevolution took place last weekend.  Want to know about how it went?  Check out the recap HR Happy Hour podcast as well as posts from:*Ben Eubanks - The Evolution of HRevolution*Steve Boese - Owning Disruption at HRevolution*K…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 12:43pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM15 Hotels Be?
    With the news  that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference, I bring you my 6th annual expose of SHRM hotel costs.I look at selected SHRM conference brochures (i.e., the ones that I still possessed) over the p…
    - 66 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 12:00pm -

HR Potential

  • Confidence in Careers
    I was recently tasked with simulating interviews for a group of school leavers. To start with I wasn’t too enthralled about going. I was there on behalf of a colleague who’d had a better offer – I was sure I … Continue reading →
    - 18 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 9:40pm -
  • What’s wrong with being nice
    To put it bluntly, there’s two things wrong with being nice. First of all there’s a universal prejudice that niceness and the ability to make “tough” decisions are incompatible. Second, it’s like being nice person is an invitation for other…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 8:41pm -
  • Bruised
    Have you ever been bruised? Of course you have. It’s a cushion. An automatic reaction. Trying to protect us. Ultimately from one thing. The hurt. It’s very tender, but we like to press it. Every so often. Just to make … Continue reading →
    - 27 days ago, 29 Nov 14, 7:17pm -
  • Solving Unemployment 1930’s Style
    I come from a family of hoarders. Well that’s what my parents always told me anyway. When we cleared my grandparents’ house in the 1980s it was a treasure trove of interesting, yet mostly useless, items. Everything in the attic … Continue readi…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 12:49pm -
  • The Magic Screen
    I own an original 1960’s Etch a Sketch that was my mother’s as a child. There’s no particular reason I’ve kept it – you can hardly draw on it any more – other than nostalgia and sentiment. In fact I’d … Continue reading →
    - 38 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 7:14am -
  • Has Agility Got a Bad Name Already?
    Isn’t it always the way with things, that when something falls out of favour, something else quickly rushes in to fill that space. And so too it is with change management and agility. Change management was too rigid. It was … Continue reading →
    - 45 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 8:50am -

Evil HR Lady

  • How to hire an employment lawyer
    I frequently tell people it’s time to hire an attorney. For instance, I got an email from someone yesterday, who believes he’s been illegally terminated from the Philly school district. His assigned union rep is best buddies with the principal wh…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • Why Won’t a Nonprofit Provide a Christmas Party for Employees?
    I’m interested in your thoughts and experience with the not for profit sector and Christmas. We know that while the skills to do non-profit work are usually high, the wages are often low. People accept this as par for the course of doing good work.…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 1:00pm -
  • Your supervisor doesn’t have to stop your mean co-worker
    I am having an issue at work with a coworker at work that I am hoping you can help me with.  This coworker is constantly coming to assumptions that I am doing my job wrong and blaming me for things.  Most of the time she is blaming me for things th…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
  • How You Should Manage Depression in the Workplace
    While holiday cheer is a great thing for many of us, some of us suffer from depression, and the holidays can be an additional stressor. “High expectations, money woes, and other holiday hazards can spell trouble for anyone, but especially those pro…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 1:00pm -
  • Will asking for a bullying policy make me a target?
    After a nasty episode with a Director at our organization (I am not a director so there is a power imbalance here), I am considering asking our HR department to adopt a workplace bullying policy similar to the one SHRM (Society for Human Resources Ma…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 1:08pm -
  • 5 Ways to Maximize Productivity During the Holidays
    While on the one hand, December can be an extremely productive month when you consider all aspects of your life, it can be a complete drag at work because you’re doing so much shopping, cooking, and party organizing outside of work. This can make y…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 4:22pm -

Lean HR

  • #GivingTuesday – A Special Day for #NoKidHungry
      As we come out of the Thanksgiving holiday, it is easy to lose ourselves in the commercial gorging known as Christmas.  It’s the reason Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (or at the very least, my favorite in the second half of the year).  Ch…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 2:21pm -
  • It Will Not Stand
    “However, I continue to try and I continue, indefatigably, to reach out. There’s no way I can single-handedly save the world or, perhaps, even make a perceptible difference – but how ashamed I would be to let a day pass without making one more…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 2:31pm -
  • Servant Leadership: Dice
    After my recent post on the great things being done by people in our space, I decided this is too important of a topic to not continue.  And my promise to you is I won’t ever pimp out a company that I do any business with unless I tell you.  I’…
    - 39 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 2:10pm -
  • In Praise of Single Parents
      In the process of unwinding from my last trip, I indulged in a short marathon of my TV pleasures, including The Walking Dead, The Flash and (germane to this post) Arrow.  Specifically, I had a moment in watching The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoa…
    - 42 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 2:15pm -
  • Dubai – City of Glass and Growth
    I was fortunate enough to get a chance to visit Dubai this week.  If you’ve never been, it’s worth the flight over.  A beautiful city, built on twin pillars of opulence and arrogance.  Man made islands built from the endless supply of desert s…
    - 45 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Vendors and Education – Servant Leadership
    I wrote a post a while back talking about the infuriating trend of vendors who speak at events and do nothing but sell. It gives others a bad name, and leaves the audience with a bad taste in their collective mouth. It’s not ok, and I maintain that…
    - 50 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 2:00pm -

Total Picture Radio

  • Insights From a Savvy HR Tech Investor
    Happy Holidays! It's that time of year folks... everyone in our space is making predictions for HR Tech in 2015. Our guest today is Taras Polischuk an investment professional in HR Tech, uniquely qualified to weigh-in on this topic.
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 10:38am -
  • WIN. How to Succeed in the New Game of Business
    Shark Tank meets HR, Recruiting and the interview process. International business leader Roger Harrop, speaker and author reveals his approach to auditioning job candidates, and much more! Don't miss this one.
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 11:50am -
  • Aligning Strategy and Sales With HR Leaders
    According to Harvard Business School professor Frank Cespedes, that gap between your company's sales efforts and strategy? It's real-and a huge vulnerability. How HR Leaders can help.
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 12:35pm -
  • Twitter is Not a Strategy
    In a cultural climate saturated by technology, HR and talent acquisition professionals have focused their energies on creating newer and more digital methods of promoting their employer brands, with the fear that if they don't embrace "Big Data"…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 12:05pm -
  • Best Recruiter Program
    The Candidate Experience has been recognized as an integral part of a talent acquisition strategy. As the demand for talent intensifies, more companies are realizing there's a real cost to the lack of communication with candidates.
    - 33 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 12:17pm -
  • Case Study Retained Executive Search
    Behind the Scenes: An in-depth look at the how and why of a executive search.
    - 64 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:17pm -


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

  • A Comic Book CRISIS
    Okay let me set this up first. I love comic book movies. Which originated from my love of comic books as a kid. Believe it or not most grown ass men are either secretly or not so secretly geeking out over...Read more
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:30pm -
  • Between #MikeBrown and #EricGarner
    I had written this big ole long article on Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, Eric Garner in New York, the 12 year old boy, Tamir Rice in Cleveland, OH and even Trayvon Martin in Florida but I decided that it...Read more
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 12:35pm -
  • Get Off Social Media
    You will not a find a bigger advocate of social media than me. I actually used it to resurrect my career. Seriously, thanks to Twitter, Blogs, LinkedIn and even Facebook, I have been able to connect with great people like...Read more
    - 37 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:19pm -
  • Dear Millennials, I Don’t Hate You But the Universe Does
    I would hate to be a Millennial – at least according to the internet! Thanks Whitney B aka @TheWriteGirl on Twitter who is a great writer (she has to be with a name and blog title like that) for sharing her...Read more
    - 44 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • When it all falls down
    When Things Fall Apart… Let’s say you are working and doing well in your job and loving it. The team is awesome and management treats you like a valuable asset. You are killing those projects, knocking them out of the...Read more
    - 51 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 12:15pm -

The Buzz on HR

  • Changing with Faith — HR Lessons from The Preacher’s Wife
    “The Preacher’s Wife” is set New York City during what should be the happiest season of all…Christmastime.  It is the story of St. Matthew’s Baptist Church, it’s pastor, the pastor’s wife, and an angel who has come to help the church o…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
  • Not Your Typical Christmas Carol
    any traditions accompany the Christmas season. Events – both religious and secular – bring joy, laughter, and much more to countless women, men, girls, and boys. Music is played. Carols are sung. It is the season to be jolly as each and everyone…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 11:58am -
  • All is Not as it Seems: HR Lessons from Christmas in Connecticut
    One of the movies I most look forward to watching each year is Christmas in Connecticut starring Barbara Stanwyck. It’s more romantic comedy than HR How To, but there are a few potential lessons.   A Quick(ish) Summary Elizabeth Lane writes a popu…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • Who is the Real Scrooge? The Boss….or The Employee?
    We are all familiar with the story “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens in which Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser of a boss, is visited by his dead partner and then three Christmas ghosts that help him see the error of his ways in order to turn over a…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • It’s Time to Deck the Halls Again!
    I love the Christmas holiday season. Since I started this blog, each year, I feature guest writers in December sharing HR lessons from class holiday movies. This year, my guests are all new contributors from the blogging team at Performance I Create…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:30am -
  • How To Delegate Effectively – Part 2
    Last week, over at Performance I Create, I wrote a post entitled “How To Delegate Effectively.” This week, I’m continuing my advice on how to effectively delegate here. In part 1 at PIC, the focus was on the reasons to delegate and ensuring cle…
    - 52 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 10:30am -

Total Picture Radio

  • Insights From a Savvy HR Tech Investor
    Happy Holidays! It's that time of year folks... everyone in our space is making predictions for HR Tech in 2015. Our guest today is Taras Polischuk an investment professional in HR Tech, uniquely qualified to weigh-in on this topic.
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 10:38am -
  • WIN. How to Succeed in the New Game of Business
    Shark Tank meets HR, Recruiting and the interview process. International business leader Roger Harrop, speaker and author reveals his approach to auditioning job candidates, and much more! Don't miss this one.
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 11:50am -
  • Aligning Strategy and Sales With HR Leaders
    According to Harvard Business School professor Frank Cespedes, that gap between your company's sales efforts and strategy? It's real-and a huge vulnerability. How HR Leaders can help.
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 12:35pm -
  • Twitter is Not a Strategy
    In a cultural climate saturated by technology, HR and talent acquisition professionals have focused their energies on creating newer and more digital methods of promoting their employer brands, with the fear that if they don't embrace "Big Data"…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 12:05pm -
  • Best Recruiter Program
    The Candidate Experience has been recognized as an integral part of a talent acquisition strategy. As the demand for talent intensifies, more companies are realizing there's a real cost to the lack of communication with candidates.
    - 33 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 12:17pm -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • I’m going to tell you what everyone is saying about your latest MLM venture, just not to your face. #SorryNotSorry
    Before we even get started, we might as well get this out of the way, I totally understand that you, the best MLM Sales Consultant ever, are going to disagree with me. I understand that this is going to upset you. I understand that you will rage in t…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 9:26pm -
  • Just say no.
    I’ve been doing this weirdly gratifying experiment. I’ve been telling people no whenever I don’t want to do something. In fact, I think I’m starting to get off on telling people no. I’m obsessed! Probably because I’ve spent so many years…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 4:08pm -
  • Meredith’s Drunk Book Club: The Missing Something Club Review
    They gave me a list of questions to discuss with you guys. I’m throwing the list out the window. I want to explore the deeper meaning of this book. Because even if you didn’t read a single page, the deeper meaning really is something worth someth…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 2:22pm -
  • Meredith’s Drunk Book Club: The Missing Something Club by William Haylon
    You guys! This is so much fun! Remember when I went on that dreadful talk show, hosted by that bitch, Katie Couric? Well, I made friends while I was there. Because, you know, when you decide to take down that bitch Katie Couric, you should probably f…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 10:33pm -
  • Anxiety. The struggle is real… Alternate title: A Dozen Little Known Ways You Can Die
    I guess I have anxiety. Living with anxiety seems fun and awesome. Especially since I have ADHD and my overactive brain is always on, only now it’s thinking about worst case scenarios. For example, I think the world will come to an end in our life…
    - 73 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 12:59pm -

HR Bacon Hut

Performance I Create

  • Happy Holidays
    2014 has been a great year and 2015 is going to be even better. We are taking a break from content to spend time with our family and friends, but we will be back with fresh, new content January 5, 2015. Have a wonderful holiday!  
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 1:30pm -
  • How to Use Video to Nail Your Next Job Application
    Video CVs are fast becoming the new must-have item when it comes to job applications and it is easy to see why. The infographic below from Richard Madison at the Brighton School of Business & Management, explores the growing trend of using video in r…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 1:30pm -
  • Discomfort is Your Key To Greatness in 2015
    For those of you that follow me, you know that this year and quite possibly most of last year I have been pushing myself into new terrains. In doing so, it has occurred to me that most people resist the urge of pushing themselves to try new things be…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 1:15pm -
  • No Strings in 2015
    A few hundred people will read this article (thank you) and of those, I am willing to bet about half would rather be doing something other than what they are currently doing for a living. My fellow PIC contributor Barb Buckner wrote something about i…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 1:20pm -
  • Career Inertia
    It’s my turn.  The next to the last day of Performance I Create’s advise for a better 2015. While I should feel like the headliner, y’all had to wait to the very end to hear from me.  Instead I feel more some movie stars fifth husband.  I ha…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 1:15pm -
  • Slow Down and Be Kind To Yourself
    As I head into 2015, like everyone else, I’m thinking about the things I want to achieve and how to go about making it all happen. The list is very long and includes goals that are physical, mental, spiritual, professional, financial, aspirational,…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 1:15pm -

HackerRank Blog

Ohio Employment Law Blog

  • WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)
    With the end of the year drawing nigh, today’s post will be my last of 2014 (barring any hot-off-the-presses breaking news). I wish all of my readers a joyous holiday season (whatever your December celebration of choice), and a happy New Year. I’…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 12:50pm -
  • The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)
    For the past two Noels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). If you’re feeling brave, post a video of yourself singing along. H…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 12:41pm -
  • Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractors
    If you are a federal contractor of subcontractor, in four months you will have new affirmative action obligations relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. According to a Final Rule issued last week by the Office of Federal Contract Complia…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 1:00pm -
  • Adverse actions come in all shapes and sizes
    Consider these facts, taken from Kudla v. Olympic Steel (Ohio Ct. App. 11/20/14). Employee, age 65, is fired from his job as part of a corporate reorganization. Employer has a change of heart, however, and rescinds the termination after Employee lawy…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 1:23pm -
  • The NLRB was a busy beaver last week
    Late last week, the NLRB made huge news. In Purple Communications, the NLRB ruled that employees have a right to use their employers’ email systems during non-working time to communicate about union issues. For more on this case, I suggest checking…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 1:12pm -
  • WIRTW #348 (the “blackheart” edition)
    Twice a year, my kids’ school invites any students in grades K – 5 who take private music lessons to perform in a recital for the entire Lower School. On Thursday, 16 students displayed their musical talents. We heard Christmas carols, standards,…
    - 15 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 12:45pm -

The Recruiting Unblog

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

    - 6 Feb 14, 7:44am -

Musings From Sussex

  • 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…
    - 9 days ago, 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…
    - 65 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:41am -
  • Disabling the Facebook Browser
    For the last few weeks, the Facebook app on Android has been rolling out a new feature – it’s own internal browser.  Some say it’s lighter and faster than other browsers, enabling you to skip from Facebook to links and back more efficiently (…
    - 88 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 9:19am -
  • Preparing for the European Sourcing Summit

    - 2 Sep 14, 11:27am -
  • How to quickly check fake profiles on LinkedIn
    I’ve seen a real rise in the number of fake LinkedIn profiles recently.  There’s a wealth of signals that can give them away (language used, connection patterns, location discrepancies etc.) – but what’s the fastest way to check out whether…
    - 18 Jun 14, 9:47pm -
  • What will you be doing for iRecruit 2014?
    I’m excited to be heading out to the iRecruit Expo in Amsterdam again this summer – but this year, with a twist. In previous years, I’ve attended as a vendor, as a blogger and as a track leader for the unconference.  This year, I’m taking on…
    - 6 May 14, 9:43am -

The Human Race Horses

  • Finale
    Endings and beginnings “Everything has to come to an end, sometime.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz   Check out the new Michael VanDervort Blog New blog, same dude.   I started the Human Race Horses blog on July 14, 2007.   Si…
    - 20 Apr 14, 8:24pm -
  • The Bane of Social Media
    Social Media Conundrums Social media is the bane of all brands. Things can go wrong so easily, often impacting your brand  without any warning. You should definitely stay away from social media at all costs. You should definitely stay away from soci…
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  • The Internet of Peeps
     IoP = Internet of People Your car may be the future cockpit of the Internet of Things (IoT), and your house will be largely managed by apps in a few years, but the big change coming down the road is the Internet of People. (IoP).  Actually, it’s…
    - 13 Apr 14, 1:23pm -
  • Jay Hardy Sells Company to Employees
    Hardy Diagnostics now employee-owned Jay Hardy, President of Hardy Diagnostics, recently crossed a big item off of his “to do” list—he sold the company to his employees that he and his lifelong friend,Rob Shibata, founded 34 years ago.  ”I…
    - 11 Apr 14, 1:24pm -
  • Employer agrees to rescind social media policy
    On April 7, 2014, Valero Services, Inc. agreed to rescind its nationwide social media policy and to post and mail a NLRB remedial notice to its employees throughout the country in response to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (N…
    - 8 Apr 14, 7:56pm -
  • NLRB News: Live-streaming will be available for NLRB April 10-11 public hearing
    The National Labor Relations Board public hearing on the proposed amendments governing representation-case procedures, will be webcast in its entirety, viewable on the agency’s website at Pre-registered attendees mu…
    - 7 Apr 14, 7:58pm -

Make HR Happen

  • 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…
    - 5 days ago, 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 -
  • Talent Wars – The Talent Strikes Back
    A few years ago I wrote a series of articles for job seekers based on The Art of War by Sun Tzu. There have been numerous analogies comparing warfare to business practices, but this week, prompted by a NY Times Op-Ed piece, my colleagues and I engage…
    - 4 Apr 14, 6:22pm -
  • How to Engage and Learn From Twitter Chats
    Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse at “the making of” a job search chat on Twitter? The decision that we made (a little bit me and a lot of Steve Levy and Cyndy Trivella) to move Open Mic Career Chat (#OMCchat) to Friday at Noon happened becau…
    - 7 Mar 14, 2:54pm -
  • The Tangled Dynamics of Twitter Chat Advice
    I am a regular on Twitter chat events and have been a participant, moderator and guest host on many of them. My latest endeavor is through a partnership with two scions of the Twittersphere, Cyndy Trivella (@CyndyTrivella) and Steve Levy (@LevyRecrui…
    - 5 Mar 14, 12:00pm -

No Excuses HR

  • The Future of Talent is Leader Brand
    I've been a strong advocate that leaders need to be brand ambassadors for their organizations. I don't mean simply saying nice things about their companies when asked; I'm talking about a proactive approach to spread the word about the great things…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 11:44am -
  • (I'm Not Your) Scapegoat
    Let's be honest for a minute. Leading is hard. Sometimes impossibly difficult to the point that despite our best efforts, we simply don't know what to do in the moment. When we're dealing with a crisis, or a struggling team member, or external pressu…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Dead Eyes See No Future (of Talent)
    "The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes. Even modest talent with those characteristics grows."- Milton Glaser The future of work is suc…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 11:55am -
  • Mythical Beings
    I've come across hundreds of leaders in my lifetime. Many of them are so weak and ineffective it's made me wonder how they ever landed their job. Or any job. Ever.FantasyWhat does the ideal leader look like anyway? Are they supposed to know everyth…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Death Squad
    Personal and professional transformation are phrases that often sound inspiring, yet are rarely achieved. Why is that? In a world that has changed so rapidly in the last five years, it astounds me that more leaders have not taken a long hard look in…
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  • Stand Up and Shout - #NewWayToWork
    Last December I threw in the towel. I had been living in a never ending battle with my Inbox and had lost all hope. I gave up...thinking I could never actually integrate the most important communication tools and documents in my world into one place…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 12:09pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • Merry Christmas from The People Group!
    The post Merry Christmas from The People Group! appeared first on The People Group.
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 4:27pm -
  • 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…
    - 10 days ago, 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…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 9:22pm -
  • 21 Annoying Habits at Work
    Some people are simply, well, annoying. Unaware of their distracting and irritating behavior, they drive workers out of their minds. Based on findings from The People Group research team, below are the 21 most annoying habits at work. 21 Annoying Hab…
    - 29 Aug 14, 2:09pm -
  • 5 Ethical Reasons for Great Workplaces
    Are you looking for a company with an ethical culture? That’s a very good idea because, according to China Gorman, CEO of the Great Place to Work Institute, “More than 50% of the largest corporate bankruptcies have happened due to unethical busin…
    - 27 Aug 14, 3:12pm -
  • 15 Signs of Depression at Work
    When someone commits suicide they are indescribably distraught and filled with pain. Suicide, a method of death nobody wants to talk about, becomes their tragic version of a pain reliever. Severe depression is usually the silent assassin. Sometimes,…
    - 18 Aug 14, 8:52pm -

HR Remix

  • Challenge Yourself in 2015
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  • It’s That Time of Year
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  • The One Thing That Will Kill Your Job Search And How To Fix It
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    - 26 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 11:30am -
  • Emerging Workforce Study – Brand Advocates, Retention & Leadership Pipeline
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    - 31 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • The Employee Self Service Challenge
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    - 40 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Not Your Typical HR Conference
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    - 44 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 12:45pm -

Talent Culture

  • newEmployee Happiness: A Top-3 Company Metric
    Unlike revenue, profit or cost-cutting, reporting on the benefits of having happy employees hasn’t been black and white in the past. Today, there are dozens of reports, surveys and statistics that show the correlation between happy employees and im…
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  • new5 Tips To Overcome Being Overwhelmed At Work
    Work stresses people out. In fact, 1 million Americans call in sick over stress every day and 25% say work is the most stressful thing in their lives. The volume of work, urgency of quarter or year end, competing demands ... Read MoreThe post 5 Tips…
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  • Tackling the Talent Challenge
    Businesses have survived the recession and are now looking toward the future. In the face of global megatrends, including technological development, demographic change and urbanization, businesses are changing and so is the workplace. We are in an er…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 12:30pm -
  • How Can We Be Happier At Work?
    We seem to be working longer hours with greater intensity, yet feeling satisfied with our work lives has proven elusive for many of us. While we continue to invest more time and energy into our careers — we somehow remain ... Read MoreThe post How…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 8:00pm -
  • 8 Actions You Can Take To Survive A Shift
    When do you know a shift is occurring that will significantly alter the competitive landscape and terms of play?There are some people who lead a shift and determine its direction. Steve Jobs engineered a series of discontinuities that not ... Read M…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 12:30pm -
  • A Wave-Making Christmas Miracle
    I still couldn’t believe our car wasn’t back yet. The local auto shop owner shrugged and shook his head.“Sorry Kevin, but I’m going to have to lock up. I don’t want you to have to wait in the rain ... Read MoreThe post A Wave-Making Chris…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 10:30am -

Recruiting Animal

  • Psychology and Thanksgiving
    Photo: Muhammad Ali talks a man off a ledge Introduction: Recruiting Animal Show, Nov. 26, 2014 (3:15 min) Thanksgiving and Positive Thinking
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  • People Make Shoddy Arguments
    From: Russell Brand: Revolution -- A Review by Jamie Bartlett (edited) He cites an experiment, conducted in the 1990s in Washington, DC, where thousands of people meditated together and tested the impact on the area. Brand notes excitedly that over t…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 8:06pm -
  • The Dangers of Blogging
    Alexandra Levit spoke to The Recruiting Animal about the potential negative effect of blogging on your career. This was recorded on October 15, 2011 during the Occupy Wall Street movement. She wrote a book about this and related topics. It's called B…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 7:37pm -
  • How To Call Into The Recruiting Animal Show
    BY PHONE The guest calls in on: 646-652-2754. Other callers also use: 646-652-2754. Everyone calls 646-652-2754. That number is in New York. If you are not free to listen on your device's speakers you can call in just to listen. SKYPE You can use Sky…
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  • We Like Easily-Processed Information
    From: The Shazam Effect by Derek Thompson FLUENCY Our brains are wired to prefer melodies we already know. David Huron, a musicologist at Ohio State University, estimates that at least 90 percent of the time we spend listening to music, we seek out s…
    - 36 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:47am -
  • Will The Internet Expose Our Flaws?
    My introduction to The Recruiting Animal Show of November 19, 2014. It's about 5 minutes long. Our Transparent World
    - 37 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:15am -

Amplify Talent

  • Cool Tools Holiday Episode: Tools, Tech, and Apps for 2015 [Podcast]
    Craig Fisher and I wrap up 2015 with a show that features some of the tech, apps, and tunes they will be checking out in 2015.
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 4:05pm -
  • Kill Your Unicorns
    There's never been a better time to be a recruiter. I believe this. There are a variety of career paths, tools, and techniques that recruiters can pursue. There’s room for “old school recruiters” who just want to make placements with their rolo…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 1:45pm -
  • How To Uncover Your Employer Brand Organically [Cool Tools Podcast w/Brand Amper]
    Cool Tools Show hosts, Craig Fisher and Lars Schmidt talk with CEO of startup Brand Amper, Jason Seiden, about his new tool that helps companies give their employees a voice and a better way to talk about work in a more Profersonal (TM) way online.
    - 25 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 3:06pm -
  • How To Increase Hiring Efficiency With Social Recruiting [Dice Webinar]
    Want to learn how to incorporate social into your recruiting workflow? Join me Wednesday 11/19 2-2:45p EST for the latest webinar in Dice's Open Web series where I'll be sharing proven techniques on how to increase your hiring efficiency with social…
    - 44 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
  • “Brand Or Be Branded” [Video]
    You don’t need to be a Fortune 500 company, or the latest start-up, to have a winning and engaging talent brand. These SMB recruiting leaders share the talent brand and content tips that have worked well for them.
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  • Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit Keynote: Re-Imaging Recruiting [Video]
    Sharing some thoughts on what recruiting might look like if we built it from the ground up at September's inaugural Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit.
    - 82 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:35pm -

Strategy Focused HR

  • Becoming a Talent Specialist: You Just Need to Find Your HR Sweet Spot
    “We have had approximately 22 speakers over the past few day. Our focus was on Employee Engagement. We have sliced/diced it every way possible.We have heard theory, metrics, branding, and plain old common sense — all in the guise of getting our e…
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  • Breathe Deep ...........
    My father mentioned to me that the police was following us. The year was the early 80’s and he had just picked up his new Cadillac Fleetwood and we were driving back to my home in New Jersey.  My parents were in the back seat and my son who was a…
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  • Are You Taking Care of Your Own Scheduled Maintenance?
    “The scheduled maintenance light came on; what do I do?”As we enter December, which is the end of our calendar year, I thought of my wife’s comments above. She freaks out every time a light flashes. My reply was that it is simply time for thes…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 3:34pm -
  • A Few Things to Consider If You Want My Help in Finding a Job
    Thank you for accepting my request. l am currently looking for a job and l was wondering if you could help me? l am in Dubai on a tourist visa. Please find below my CV.Can you kindly review my CV and help me find a job?My husband needs a new job. He…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 10:21am -
  • In Case You’ve Forgotten, Here’s How Real Leadership Looks
    “This holiday season, you’ve probably seen or read about all the retailers opening their doors as early as 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day. We have decided not to follow that trend. Instead, we believe family comes first and you should be at home cele…
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  • Someone Is Always Watching or Listening, So Make Your Message Clear
    Do I know you?Someone commented on a picture that I posted on Facebook, saying to me that  “you look more and more like your daddy.”When the person responded to that question, I was in for the surprise of my life. The woman grew up a few blocks…
    - 51 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 5:04am -

Interview Geek

  • 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…
    - 59 days ago, 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…
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  • 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…
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  • It’s 2014: 3 Ways Technology Can Drive Your People Strategy
    Last Saturday night I sat on the patio of a local pub trying to hold back from devouring the plate of funnel cake fries sitting in the middle of the table but, more importantly, to celebrate one of my closest friend’s 25th birthday. We all went to…
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  • Be an Employment Brand Junkie: My 2014 HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference Take-Away
    I love Southwest Airlines; therefore I have a Southwest Visa and avidly watch my points tally up. I have convinced myself my internal energy tank is low without Starbucks in the morning and I have to use my mobile application to pay or else it doesn…
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  • Labor Unions: Who The Heck Is Kain Coulter?
    Unions are out of style. Just like kids from suburbia with popped collars. Despite this “behind the times” thinking, The NLRB ruled on March 27th that Northwestern University Football players are employees and can unionize because college footba…
    - 23 May 14, 2:00pm -

The HR Field Guide

  • 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…
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  • 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…
    - 18 days ago, 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…
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  • 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
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  • Employee Wellness is Simply a Matter of Employee Engagement
    This week's #YLLD comes in the form of a #ThrowbackThursday post - dating to April 2013 and an article I wrote, "Employee Wellness is Simply a Matter of Employee Engagement" appeared at TLNT - the tenets I proposed at the time still hold true and mea…
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  • How LinkedIn Has Become My Personal ERP
    Ten years ago SHRM had the notion to create subgroups based on HR specialty (a concept they've abandoned), at the time I'd recently moved from an HR Generalist role into one focused solely on recruitment - it was the job that changed my perspective o…
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HR Nasty

  • newMy new job sucks, HR exec explains when and how to quit
    Smile and run away as fast as you can.My new job sucks, how soon can I quit?Your job sucks but you don’t want to quit because you feel like the short tenure on your resume will look bad. Do you fear explaining your short job history in your nex…
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  • Company Christmas Party behavior broken down and interpreted
    The gossip after the company Christmas party will be remembered and exaggeratedCompany Christmas party, mind your P’s and Q’sThe typical HR post around this time of year will discuss why we call the Christmas Parties the “Holiday Parties”…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 6:06am -
  •, get your company to pay for your classes
    There is budget for your training, you just need the right approachSkilledup.comHave you cursed your manager after being declined when you requested to take a class or attend a conference?Have you been the victim of the classic “We don’t ha…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 5:31am -
  • Creative Resumes, why they hurt your job search
    Just because we have the tools, doesn’t mean we are qualified to use themCreative ResumesAre you using a creative resume template? Have you incorporated color or design elements into your resume? Are you using an artistic design template found…
    - 31 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 7:52am -
  • Laptop Etiquette: Laptops in meetings. Distraction or efficiency tool?
    I know this may appear rude, but I want to get something out of this meeting!Laptop EtiquetteWhat is the etiquette when it comes to typing on laptops in meetings? I have some personal ideas and practices that I will share below, but frankly, I do…
    - 37 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:35am -
  • Hiring Process, the truth behind the scenes
    Where are the Candidates?Hiring ProcessA few years ago, I wrote a post on the hiring process titled “When do recruiters call back?” The premise was that it is easy to get frustrated when it takes so long time to hear back from a recruiter on…
    - 44 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 4:50am -

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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • The Most Important Component of Your HR Career

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  • 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

  • Know When To Fold ‘Em – Don’t Leave Your Success To Chance
    I’ve been told that all of my hobbies involve a certain amount of danger or risk. Some say that my love for cigars is crazy and hazardous, but I’ve been able to learn so many things and reach so many people through … Continue reading →
    - 22 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 2:53pm -
  • Pissed Off For Greatness
    I’ve never been a huge Baltimore Ravens fan (partially because they’ve beat up my TN Titans too many times), but I did enjoy watching Linebacker Ray Lewis play. Lewis, a future Hall of Famer and amateur “preacher”, was known just as much f…
    - 37 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:30pm -
  • Recruit Different

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  • HR Transformers: Avoiding The Age of Extinction
    Nothing says “Saturday Morning” like a good cartoon. I’d wake up early on the weekends just to see what mom was cooking and to see what adventures my favorite animated characters were about to embark on. Watching those same shows … Continue r…
    - 73 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • #CUPAHR14 Wrap-Up
    There’s nothing I enjoy more than being able to hang out with and grow with my peers. The icing on the cake is when all of those peers not only work in my discipline, but in the exact same industry as … Continue reading →
    - 82 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 1:14pm -
  • Leadership Position, Follower Mindset
    I see a lot of things in my line of work. Organizational issues, backbiting and fighting, several people that need to shut up and sit down, but more importantly, people in leadership positions that need to stand up…and actually lead. … Continue r…
    - 10 Sep 14, 1:47pm -

Christopher in HR

  • newDenigration
    Let’s rethink 2015. Like you perhaps I’m an avid reader of blogs, post, articles, links etc related to the art and science of organization behavior, or, how work gets done. And perhaps also like you I’ve noted a trend that … Continue reading…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 1:49pm -
  • Best Blogs 19 Dec 2014
    Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, ……
    - 7 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 7:26pm -
  • Its You
    Not long ago I wrote about some silly things employers do to mash up the recruitment process. You can read that here In all fairness though it helps to balance the equation by reporting o…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:03pm -
  • Best Blogs 12 Dec 2014
    Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, ……
    - 14 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 1:25am -
  • The Specialist
    Are you comfy? In the U.S. we have Employee Relations Specialists. We might call them managers or reps, and frequently just ER, but get to a certain size and you will employ these people too. Not to be confused with … Continue reading →
    - 17 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 11:39am -
  • The Bell Ringer
    Ring your bell. There's an old grocery store here – well, 40 years, old by US standards – that I don't use much. You see I can walk to two others and they're both organic so I don't need the … Continue reading →
    - 18 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 11:39am -

Talent Anarchy

  • Are you busy tonight? Let’s talk Freak Freak Flags. #TChat
    While I know we’ve been pretty awful at posting here lately, we haven’t been sitting idle.  Joe and I have been busy creating, disrupting, and throwing sparks from stage and in other places (more on that soon).  For now, I wanted to share a qui…
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  • It’s Time To Get Rid Of Old School Management Thinking
    Today, we bring you a guest post from Jacob Shriar at Officevibe.  We love to give voice to those trying to revolutionize work.  And, we thought you’d enjoy this.  Check it out.   This is a warning to all companies still practicing old school m…
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  • On the Future of Work. And love.
    On November 11th and 12th we are going to be facilitating another Frontier Project, this one in Houston. Whereas our last Frontier Project focused on the future of H.R., this one will be focused on the future of work. The Frontier Project is a rel…
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  • You’re not fine. Stop saying you are. #FreakFlag
    “How are you?” We ask this question of each other all the time.  Whether we mean it is a question that will have to wait for another day.   Today, I’m more interested in talking about our answers. Maybe it’s because we suspect that many who…
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  • Speak your Truth

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  • Best Practices are a Lie
    Note: This post was originally written for and posted on the Peoplefluent Blog.  Talent is the most critical ingredient to success for most businesses. We’ve progressed to where we don’t even have to argue this point with most executives. The li…
    - 27 Jun 13, 12:57pm -

China Gorman Blog

  • Social Recruiting: It’s All About the Mobile
    69% of recruiters expect competition to increase in 2015. The demand for highly skilled workers is on the rise, with no indication of plateauing anytime soon. With the fiercely competitive nature of talent acquisition, what can organizations do to ma…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 10:30am -
  • Global Workforce Gender Diversity: It’s Not Happening
    Focusing on diversity in the workplace is an essential step in building a great culture. Advancing gender diversity is a key focus area that organizations should look to, armed with the knowledge that there is still significant progress to make … C…
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  • Flexible Work Arrangements Fever

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  • Supply Chain Management: Closing the Skills Gap
    It’s an issue that organizations seem consistently faced with today: a lack of skilled workers that can further their growth, success, and ability to compete with competitors. This “skills gap” is explained by the U.S Chamber of Commerce Founda…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 10:30am -
  • CHRO to CEO: Stairway to Heaven
    The Korn Ferry Institute recently released a report that looks at the leadership traits of “best-in-class” executives, and the important relationship between Chief Executive Officers and Chief Human Resources Officers. The report “CEOs and CHRO…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • Peer Recognition, Culture and Going the Extra Mile
    What motivates employees? It is money? Feeling valued at work? Connecting with a company’s social mission? All these are good answers, but a new study from TINYpulse that analyzed over 200,000 employee responses relating to organizational culture f…
    - 39 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 10:30am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newREPRISE: I don't see him like a robot. I see him like a person.
    Note: The blog is taking some well-deserved rest for the next few days (that is code for I am pretty much out of decent ideas, and I doubt most folks are spending their holidays reading blogs anyway), and will be re-running some of best, or at least…
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  • newREPRISE: Christmas Past - Smokes, Guns, Chicken, and Beer
    Note: The blog is taking some well-deserved rest for the next few days (that is code for I am pretty much out of decent ideas, and I doubt most folks are spending their holidays reading blogs anyway), and will be re-running some of best, or at least…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
  • newPODCAST - #HRHappyHour 197 : Non-predictions for HR in 2015
    HR Happy Hour 197 : Non-predictions for HR in 2015Recorded Tuesday December 23, 2014Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneFor the might-be-the-final show of 2014, HR Happy Hour hosts Steve and Trish took a quick look back at some of the big themes…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 1:30pm -
  • Ways in which to contact me, ranked
    This story is literally ALL OVER my Twitter feed this morning:Coca-Cola Disconnects Voice Mail at HeadquartersThe headline is pretty self-explanatory, but if you needed more context, here is an excerpt from the piece on Bloomberg:Forget about lea…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 1:18pm -
  • Persistent sameness
    I read two really interesting pieces over the weekend, the first was a really long, (I mean really long, give yourself an hour or so to take this one on), review and analysis of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack. This is an endlessly interesting a…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 12:52pm -
  • The Canary Trap, or, how to plug an information leak
    This is possibly, actually almost certainly, my favorite story of 2014. It involves basketball, information security, organizational intrigue, and espionage tactics. And it just might be a helpful example for you if you are faced with a 'leaker', i.e…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 1:19pm -

Women of HR

  • Happy Holidays from Women of HR
    In the spirit of the holidays, Women of HR is taking some time off to enjoy the season with our family and friends. Thank you to all of our readers for coming back again and again throughout the year. You help to make our community what it is.   We…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • The New Rules of Engagement: Digitization
    Yvonne Sell and Georg Vielmetter recently wrote Leadership 2030, a new book outlining how 6 powerful trends are impacting life as we know it. They identified these 6 megatrends as Globalization 2.0, Environmental Crisis, Demographic Change, Digitiza…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • 5 Characteristics Great Women Leaders Share
    Throughout the years, women have faced – and continue to face – numerous challenges when it comes to succeeding in business. Yet despite significant challenges, female leaders are becoming more and more common – and they’re making a positive…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • Where Do You Start When You Begin With a Blank Page?
    Simply, you start at the top and you go from there. One word at a time, which  then forms a sentence, which then forms a paragraph and before you know it, a whole page indeed. What has this got to do with you and HR? A lot.   Consider this. You do…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • A Day of Rest and Thanks
    It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. so we’re taking the day off. To our U.S. readers, enjoy your day with family and friends, turkey dinners, and football…..or however you choose to celebrate. To our readers elsewhere, have a great day and g…
    - 30 days ago, 27 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Snowstorms, Resilience, and Gratitude  
        I just lived through one of the craziest weeks and weather experiences I can remember.  You see, I live in the Southtowns of Buffalo, NY.  And for anyone who may have missed the story, we were just pounded with one heck of a snowstorm.  Yeah…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

  • Honoring The Dead
    I was listening to some music recently via Grooveshark (an online music service I subscribe to) when I noticed a small, colorful icon near the bottom of the page. When I clicked on it, it brought me to a website, was set to be…
    - 24 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • The Future of HR: Pathways and Spectrums
    On Tuesday, February 11th, I attended an inaugural HR networking event here in New York City. It was entitled, The Future of HR, and Jennifer McClure (President & Chief Talent Strategist at Unbridled Talent LLC)was the guest speaker.It was an opportu…
    - 17 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • Cutting Ties: How To Disconnect From Work
    A few weeks ago the family and I took an extended weekend trip to Washington DC. It was good to get out of New York City for a while to see family and friends. As with any trip involving small children, planning is essential. We had to pack clothes,…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • In Over Your Head: How To Grow Into A Job Role
    A few weeks ago I went out and invested in myself--I bought a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera. It had been something that I wanted for a while, and was in a position to take the plunge, so to speak.My new camera.I'm enjoying it. The camera i…
    - 3 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • A Great Read - This Is Everything I Know: A 24-Hour Comic About Comics
    As a freelance consultant, I love this Tumblr post by C. Spike Troutman entitled, This Is Everything I Know: A 24-Hour Comic About Comics.It's a clear, intelligent, and engaging overview of how to achieve a measure of personal and professional succes…
    - 27 Jan 14, 2:30pm -
  • 2014: Here's To Routine and Chaos
    I wake up, say hello to the world, grab some coffee, and proceed to hustle. It may be a new year, but it's the same old routine for me.Life. Death. Rebirth. Hustle. My commitment for 2014.— Victorio Milian (@Victorio_M) January 1, 2014Over the pas…
    - 1 Jan 14, 1:57pm -

Benz Communications

Connecting Career and Life

  • Will You Be Leaving the Office Early on June 2nd?
    Will You Be Leaving the Office Early on June 2nd? May 28th, 2009 | by Leanne Apparently June 2nd is the 5th annual “Leave the Office Earlier” day. Leave it to me to learn about this “holiday” when I own my own business, instead of the 4 previ…
    - 4 Jun 13, 4:45pm -
  • An employee pledge
    Last week I wrote a Worker’s Bill of Rights. And I’m sticking to it. I think these are common sense rights that actually do not cost companies money but strengthen the employee/employer relationship, increase productivity and the bottom line. To…
    - 4 Jun 13, 4:43pm -
  • What the Celtics win can teach you about leadership
    ’m sure many of you who also follow me on twitter and have friended me on Facebook are now sick of my “Let’s Go Celtics” mentality and rants. But I’m a rabid Boston fan and always have been…so sorry, that’s not going to stop. Besides wh…
    - 30 May 13, 11:14pm -
  • What I took from the Yahoo! and Best Buy News
    What I took from the Yahoo! and Best Buy News April 8th, 2013 | by Leanne Chase I’m finally ready to weigh in on the not-so-recent news that Yahoo! brought their remote workforce back to the mother ship each day and that Best Buy is abandoning ROWE…
    - 30 May 13, 10:03pm -
  • The magic of a roundtable
    I’ve always been a start-up, smaller company kind of gal. I think the largest organization I’ve ever worked for had about 160 employees – and that was big. The post The magic of a roundtable appeared first on
    - 30 May 13, 10:03pm -
  • The Netflix email and attracting top talent
    Yep I got that email yesterday. You know the one, the one from Netflix. In it I was told the service I now get for $9.99 a month will go up to more than $16 per month starting on Sept. 1st.The post The Netflix email and attracting top talent appear…
    - 30 May 13, 10:01pm -

HR Hardball

  • Glassdoor Can Learn From Wikipedia
     Back in June, I wrote an initial piece about based on a survey conducted by my friends at Software Advice, a company that reviews HR technology, and found what at first seemed like a contradiction in information; According to this…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 1:28pm -
  • Welcome to Ferguson
    “Let’s burn this bitch down.” – Louis Head, step-father to Michael Brown & Ferguson, Missouri citizen. I’d say that’s a strong-to-quite-strong statement made by Mr. Head. At first blush, like many people, I was appalled and a little bit…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 1:39pm -
  • The Pipeline Depends on The Process
    Part of being an effective HR Business Partner is expanding your knowledge base to include your internal clients. My buddy Adam Boyd offers some great advice on the challenges faced by selling professionals. I see a lot of similarities in […]The p…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 1:39pm -
  • Portion Control
    Say hello to our new Compensation Contributor, Meghann Helman Bedell…self-admitted compensation geek and keeper of the flame at GenYHR. This is it…the one time each year when we suck it up and ask for more money. It seems reasonable; you […]Th…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 1:13pm -
  • HR; Are we Innovative? Or Having a Mid-Life Crisis?
    This past weekend, I attended #HRevolution in Grapevine, TX. Being somewhat of an introvert, this was a good stretch assignment for me (assigned by me) in my continuing efforts to learn more about “What’s Next?” in Human Resources. Great group…
    - 46 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:08pm -
  • Do We Get What We Deserve?
    #Election2014. Thank God that’s over. Howdy Texans, we have a new Governor! For those of you who care, Greg Abbott won the gubernatorial vote over Wendy Davis in a bit of a landslide. I’m thrilled. Not necessarily by Mr. Abbott’s […]The post…
    - 51 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 2:23am -

Lisa Rosendahl Blog

  • 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…
    - 95 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Learning From Those We lead
    There were times when I thought I knew it all: fresh out of college with a diploma that said I was educated, reporting for my first assignment with a shiny 2nd Lieutenant gold bar that said I was in charge, or stepping into an HR Director role with y…
    - 16 Sep 14, 2:00pm -
  • Taking the Gloves Off: Leaders and HR
    Human resources can be complex, confusing and exasperating. Communications between leaders and their human resources department don't have to be.Unfortunately, they are.  Photo credit: iStock…
    - 2 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • Kids, Mind Your Orthodonist: A Day in the Life Sunday
    Anna Curzan, delivered a wonderful TED talk, What Makes a Word "Real." While you wonder if  "hangry," "unfriend" and "multislacking" are real words, let me give three real words that are ignored at your own risk: wear your retainer.…
    - 31 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • {Safety} Crazy Comes in Many Sizes
    It was 1980-something in Erie, Pennsylvania and my college roommates and I were getting ready to go out. Whether we were heading to Paparelli's Pub, the Pike house or an after hours club, we stayed together, watched out for each other and stepped in…
    - 28 Aug 14, 11:00am -
  • Taking Community For Granted
    We long for a place where everybody knows our name.  We seek community. While there continue to be discussions over what actually defines a community, for many, it is a sense of cohesiveness among a group of people.Let's go with that.…
    - 24 Jun 14, 11:00am -

Recruiter Chicks

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

Something Different HR


  • Small Business Recruiting Trends - What's Your Plan?
    Social media offer small business owners unprecedented convenience and reach. They find social technologies indispensable for building brand, networking, and marketing. Chasing all these tasks is time-intensive, can be distracting, and sometimes even…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 10:14pm -
  • Break the Mold in Your Questioning to Find the Best Job Candidates
    Despite their ever-increasing responsibilities, most successful managers fall into the rut of asking the same interview questions regardless of the candidate's qualifications or of the position being filled. This can be a hazardous undertaking as mos…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 9:11pm -
  • Small business uncertainty following mid-term elections
    November’s mid-term election decided contests throughout the nation. A first glance shows results favored the Republicans who threaten to wield their mandate with a big stick. For small business interests, this means yet another “wait and see.”…
    - 31 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 4:12pm -
  • What’s the quid pro quo in a PEO deal?
    Much has been said about when and why you need a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) in your corner. But, once you make the decision to act, you will confront a scenario that anticipates your start. As you close in on your agreement you will mee…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 7:10pm -
  • Creating and Sustaining Identity in a PEO Relationship
    A corporate brand is much more than its name and logo. A successful organization’s brand is a function of its employees’ identity. Either brand identity lies in employee DNA or it does not. According to Americus Reed, II of the University of Penn…
    - 38 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 3:01pm -


  • newMerry Christmas from HR to WHO
    Thanks for being along for the journey so far in 2014! Merry Christmas from HR to WHO!The post Merry Christmas from HR to WHO appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 3:38pm -
  • Monday Motivation for December 22, 2014
    The post Monday Motivation for December 22, 2014 appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 2:10pm -
  • 4 HR Blog Posts: 12/16/2014
    This post signals the return of an ongoing series from 2013 - with a twist. I originally limited the timeframe to a previous seven day period. This will no longer be the case. So, enjoy these 4 HR Blog Posts becuase they are relevant - regardless of…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 2:45pm -
  • Monday Motivation for December 15, 2014
    The post Monday Motivation for December 15, 2014 appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 2:10pm -
  • Lost! Finished! Kaput! Gone!
    I had a choice. I could either stress and attempt to recreate it OR I could take my frustration and channel it into something positive. I chose the second option and started writing.The post Lost! Finished! Kaput! Gone! appeared first on HR to Who.
    - 14 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 3:17pm -


  • Give me a break
    It's time for the annual Christmas break. But as you go off for your well deserved rest, are you thinking about those people around you? Those people that also deserve time off. Some of them working to get things ready for the new year, some of them…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 8:10am -
  • Reflect and review
    Reviewing and reflecting is fine. But acting and planning is better. We need to be thinking about how to go further and deliver more, how to excite and amaze, not look back. At this time of the year, the blogosphere is full of well meaning reflection…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • There’s no such thing as a bad idea
    There's no such thing as a bad idea. Honestly.
    - 19 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Why Christmas sucks for #HR
    Christmas in the workplace is a hell of a place to be.....
    - 26 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Technology is HR’s biggest asset
    Technology is increasingly the biggest asset that the HR leader has, but too few of us are engaging and using it successfully. After a week of discussing HR and consumer technology trends, here are the opportunities that I think we have.
    - 33 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • The soft, warm fart of social acceptance
    Having the confidence to listen to and understand the voices that challenge and contradict with your own thoughts, opinions and views is key to growing and learning. Beware the individual or organisation that surrounds itself with those that placate.
    - 47 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 8:00am -


  • What Employees Want In A Manager
    One reason employees may start testing the waters for new opportunities could be the relationship they have with their direct manager. Managers play a pivotal role in keeping employees productive, motivated, and happy. The company and position could…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Dec 14, 1:00pm -
  • What Are the Benefits of Mentoring?
    Although a formal mentoring program would be the preferred route, having an informal mentoring relationship with an employee can reap the same benefits and compliment your company’s existing talent management strategy. Mentoring benefits your organ…
    - 14 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 1:00pm -
  • How to Retain Your Best Employees
    The conversation every manager dreads – your top performer just tendered his resignation and has accepted another position. Why did he decide to leave? What could have been done to keep him? There are several reasons an employee may start to look o…
    - 21 days ago, 6 Dec 14, 1:00pm -
  • How Do I Keep My Team Motivated?
    Over time, employees may lose their motivation. When this happens, the company suffers – productivity and creativity decline and absenteeism and turnover increase. How can you keep their motivation going? Below are a few strategies you can implemen…
    - 28 days ago, 29 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • How to Use Social Media to Recruit
    When social media is utilized appropriately, a company can effectively market their brand – attracting clientele and future talent. Recruitment is one area within HR that social media can be very powerful. Below are a few strategies you can use to…
    - 35 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • How to Develop an Employee Referral Program
    Employee referral programs can be one of the most successful and cost effective recruitment tools a company can employ. When designed and executed correctly, an employee referral program can produce top quality hires, while minimizing the cost and ti…
    - 42 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 1:00pm -

HR Culture Club

  • 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 -
  • Kick Ass Cover Letter that Gets an Interview
    Companies with awesome culture often hire for a cultural fit first and foremost, so throw out what you learned about snoozy cover letters to land an interview by writing a kick ass cover letter.  One thing most companies that care about culture has…
    - 7 Jul 14, 3:35pm -
  • Using the Law of Attraction in Your Job Search
    I’ve been nerding out on Wayne Dyer lately.  If you’re not down with Wayne, he’s a spiritual leader that uses metaphysical  teachings (think The Secret) to help you create an out-of-this-world life.  He’s written a lot of books  and I’v…
    - 23 Jun 14, 3:32pm -
  • Why Getting Fired from a Startup is Trendy
    While I love startup culture, there is a trend amongst these beer-pong playing cultures and that is hiring fast, but firing just as quickly.  If you are attracted to startup culture too, this is something you need must be aware of before sending i…
    - 12 Jun 14, 12:10pm -
  • Help Your Employees Find Their Next Job
    I feel like a drug dealer.  Meet me at the bar.  You can’t tell anyone.  They’re nervous, checking to see if anyone they know is around.  We talk in hushed voices… About them quitting their job. They have a job, but need a new one fast.  I…
    - 28 May 14, 3:29pm -

Accidental HR

  • The Insider’s Guide to Selecting Your Conference Sessions
    Originally posted on LIVE HR:So you’re going to the 2015 HRPA Conference and Trade Show…woo hoo! Prepare to be educated and inspired, all while surrounded by other engaged and in-the-know HR folks. So, now what? With an ever growing menu of compe…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 6:16pm -
  • Under the influence
    How easily influenced are you?  If you are like most people who I know, you will think that you have out-grown the tendency to do things just because everyone else is doing it. In fact, I would put myself in this category – I would like to think t…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 11:07am -
  • Why interviews are important to HR
    We have a new HR grad working with our group on a contract.  She is awesome. She is awesome because she is still really keen on doing good HR.  She is awesome because she asks a million questions.  And she is awesome because her filter isn’t ful…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • For every reaction…there’s an equal and opposite policy or protest
    Hey, did you know it’s almost Christmas?  Really – I think there needs to be just a few more reminders out there.  The retail industry and media are failing us. I would like to reassure you that I’m not going to talk about Christmas – I cam…
    - 22 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 2:27pm -
  • Generally speaking
    One of the most difficult questions for me to answer is in what areas to do want to develop, learn or want training. It’s not for lack of wanting to develop, but rather from a fear of boxing myself in. I have a hard time choosing – I want to lear…
    - 38 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 9:16pm -
  • Undoing kindergarten: You don’t have to share everything
    There was a time when information was THE ultimate currency.  It was so precious that it in some instance “a little knowledge’ was considered “a dangerous thing”. Today – information is like a Starbucks.  You can find it anywhere and in r…
    - 45 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 11:00am -

Corporate HR Girl

Salima Nathoo

  • 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 -
  • Death by Conference: When Smart People Use Comic Sans
    Dear Speaker, Here’s the deal. If you get a stage to share your knowledge, it is your duty to humankind to influence the way people think, live, believe and behave — not just talk about yourself/product/service. Knowledge is only power when i…
    - 12 Oct 13, 6:15pm -


  • 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

  • How to Embrace Your Personal Leadership Truth
    I was thinking about today’s post, deciding what I wanted to communicate and I started to feel like an imposter.  Tempted to simply share my top posts for the year, like a cherry on top of the best sundae ever, I decided to leave that for another…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 10:30am -
  • How to Effectively Look Back and Plan Forward
    I’m looking forward to tomorrow when I sit down, thanks to G+, with my accountability partner for the past two years.  We’re going to do a year in review for our businesses and take a strategic look forward into the new year; It’s time for som…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 10:30am -
  • Do You Have to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone?
    At my child’s netball game I was talking to another parent who has lived in our small town all her life.  I moved  from a major metropolitan area to one of the most remote towns on the planet, but to her, it’s alway just been home.  Of course,…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 10:30am -
  • Time to #BreaktheFrame: Life, Leadership and LEGO
    I work with people who feel stuck and want to break the frames that are holding them back. Recently, I’ve been playing with ways to look at those frames and use what’s present to create a new world view.  Sitting in my home office, I was looking…
    - 24 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 10:30am -
  • How to Toss Self Pity and Find Gratitude
    Even if you’re not American, it’s hard to miss that it’s Thanksgiving in the USA this week.  Almost every blogger seems to be writing about the power of gratitude and why we should all take the time to be grateful.  I strongly agree that grat…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 10:30am -

Whipper Snapper HR

  • 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…
    - 74 days ago, 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 -
  • When Friction with Leadership Pays
    The 2 key points to working with leadershipA leader acts like a grinding stone sharpener - you know that huge wheel of stone that you hold metal objects to and it sharpens them down to a fine edge? There's some that come with finger guards, some that…
    - 25 Mar 14, 1:17pm -
  • A Happy Death is the Worst Death of All
    Have you ever heard of hypoxia? It's the starvation of oxygen from the body, you know, like when you'e at high altitude. My partner who is training to be a pilot had to do a test of how long he could function effectively without oxygen. He explained…
    - 16 Mar 14, 12:01pm -
  • Passing the High Performance Buck Back
    This guy would have saved so much time if he just asked the dog to try opening the door first... If we really value our stars, we give them that opportunity to have a go, then we offer the support.I don't think it matters what size your HR team is, o…
    - 20 Feb 14, 11:22am -

The Aristocracy of HR

  • Race Relations and The Workplace: The Role of Human Resources
    Disclaimer: This post was co-written by Steve Levy of the uber awesome, Recruiting Inferno blog and Janine Truitt, Chief Innovations Officer of Talent Think Innovations, LLC and Founder of The Aristocracy of HR. If you haven’t recognized the surge…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • From Root to STEM: Why I’m Raising My Daughter To Appreciate Coding and All Things STEM
    FTC Disclosure: I participated in Dice’s Hour of Code event on December 9th, 2014. I have been compensated to discuss my experiences and thoughts in relation to this event. In accordance with my blog disclosure statement, I will only work with an…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 4:04pm -
  • A Global Look At The Future of Work
    I had the privilege of being invited to the first ever IBM and Purematter Thinkathon: Hacking The Future of Work event in New York City last month. It has taken me this long to properly synthesize all of my thoughts and experiences from the event. Wh…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 7:30am -
  • How to Reach Those Holiday Job Shoppers
    As the calendar flips over to the months of November and December, our minds inevitably drift to holiday shopping. Recruiters are preparing their shopping lists now for the hiring that is sure to begin (budgets willing!) come January. Taking advantag…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 9:05am -
  • “Out of Her Comfort Zone”-The London Sessions: Mary J. Blige Album Review
    FTC Disclosure: I participated in the Mary J Blige: The London Sessions album review program as a member of bLink Marketing Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own. Reader Comment Disclaimer: Comments submitted may…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 8:30am -
  • Corporate America Has Lost Another Soldier…Me
    When I graduated from college, I had a fire in my belly that you could see from miles away- I was hungry for opportunity. I purposely went into to HR having done my research on it as a profession. Additionally, I was told that there was an ongoing ne…
    - 45 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 7:00am -

Talent Vanguard

  • 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…
    - 5 days ago, 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…
    - 6 days ago, 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 -
  • The Tyranny of the Happy Workplace
    “An office is a place to live life to the fullest, to the max. An office is a place where dreams come true.” – Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin Have you noticed how organizations are no longer content with simply having engaged employees? Now they…
    - 14 Apr 14, 12:22pm -

Career Connects

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

Visueel Voorop in HR

  • Visie op een bedrijfskundige benadering van HRM (Paper)
    In onderstaande paper, ingesloten met behulp van OneDrive, wordt op basis van een literatuurstudie uitgezocht wat de bedrijfskundige aspecten van HRM zijn. Daarnaast is deze paper op basis van eerder gepubliceerde blogs geschreven door deze in same…
    - 56 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • Vision of HR Value Proposition
    A value proposition is a statement that clearly identifies what advantages customers will receive by purchasing a particular product or service. Applied to HR, the HR value proposition is a systemic approach that makes visible and credible the value-…
    - 2 Jul 14, 9:34pm -
  • Visie op HR waardepropositie
    Een waardepropositie is een concrete uitwerking van de gekozen positionering waarmee een organisatie klanten voor haar aanbod probeert te winnen. Een waardepropositie speelt in op de behoeften van specifieke doelmarkten en gaat dieper in op de unieke…
    - 27 May 14, 6:21pm -
  • Vision of tactical management of human capital
    Tactics include the tactical management of an organisation. Tactical management is a plan for the deployment of resources and ways to achieve a particular goal. This plan should contribute to the strategy of an organisation. Strategy describes how…
    - 2 Dec 13, 4:00pm -
  • Vision of Corporate Effectuation and HR Business Model
    The pressure on HR for the creation of (more) value to an organization increases. As mentioned in my previous blog ´HR Business Model Canvas´, an HR business model describes the value proposition for the HR domain. However, the market is changing…
    - 30 Sep 13, 6:08pm -
  • Visie op Corporate Effectuation en HR Business Model
    De druk op HR voor het creëren van (meer)waarde aan een organisatie neemt toe. Zoals in mijn vorige blog ‘Visie op HR Business Model’ aangegeven, kan door middel van een HR Business Model de waardecreatie door HR worden beschreven. Echter, … C…
    - 10 Sep 13, 5:45pm -

HR Bartender

  • Embracing Organizational “Outsiders”
    During this year’s HR Technology Conference, I had the opportunity to hear Andrew McAfee from MIT talk about his book, “The Second Machine Age”. One point he made during the presentation was that organizations need to get better at hiring and e…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 9:57am -
  • Telecommuting Is Not a Profession
    I recently ran across an article talking about the “honest truths of the telecommuting profession.” The article went on to explain that individuals who telecommute need to be self-motivated, have excellent prioritization skills and exceptional co…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Dec 14, 10:57am -
  • Know Your Limits – 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. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries — including more than half of the Fortun…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 9:57am -
  • Are You Playing Chess or Checkers With Your Career
    At this year’s SilkRoad Connections conference, Ryan Estis asked a question that stuck with me. Are you playing chess or checkers with your career? Think about it. Playing checkers implies that we’re only thinking one move ahead. Chess means that…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 9:57am -
  • Everything #HR Needs to Know About “The Cloud”
    (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. Over 12,000 organizations run in the KronosCloud including Briggs & Stratton, Maryland-National…
    - 13 days ago, 14 Dec 14, 10:57am -
  • The Fine Line Between Job Hopping and Career Growth [infographic] – Friday Distraction
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professio…
    - 15 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 9:57am -

Human Resource Management

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

Leadership Freak

  • new10 Ways to Build Success in 2015
    Successful leaders: Over-respond to courage when you see it in others. Bold screw ups are better than timid success. Spend 20% of your time acknowledging problems and 80% creating solutions. The 80/20 ratio is usually… Continue reading →
    - 17 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 12:01pm -
  • newThe Atheist and “Oh Holy Night”
    One of the most leaderly things I experience is a hearty “Merry Christmas,” from friends who don’t celebrate Christmas. An atheist and Christmas: Placide Cappeau, author of the poem that became, “Oh Holy… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 3:27pm -
  • newHow to Solve Five Issues that Sabotage Success

    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 4:14pm -
  • 12 Questions that Solve Collisions of Expectation
    Remarkable leaders exceed expectation. Organizations love or hate leaders based on expectation. Exceed expectation and you’re respected, honored, even revered. Disappoint expectation long enough, you’re gone. Excitement, joy, sadness, and disappo…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 2:40pm -
  • 10 Ways to Spot a Know-It-All
    Everyone else is wrong, when you know you’re right. Their brilliance decreases as you imagine yours going up. There’s an inverse relationship between how smart you think you are and how dumb you think… Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 1:35pm -
  • Why My Wife Swats Flies before Riding Bulls
    My wife and I joke that she can’t walk out of the house without emptying the dishwasher. She takes care of small things before tackling big. Detail-people swats flies before riding bulls. Flies distract. Swatting flies… Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 20 Dec 14, 6:43pm -

Three Star Leadership

Ask a Manager

  • new4 more reader updates
    Here are four more updates from people who had their letters answered here this year. 1. I made a huge, fireable mistake at work I didn’t mention this in my original e-mail but we brought the mistake to our manager’s attention immediately. There…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 5:00pm -
  • newopen thread – December 26, 2014
    It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance t…
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 4:00pm -
  • newasking about difficult coworkers in an interview, apologizing for a terrible cover letter, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Can I ask about difficult coworkers in an interview? I’ve been interviewing for a new job recently, and I’ve noticed that I’m frequently getting asked how I deal with difficult coworkers.…
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  • newupdate: I don’t want my coworkers to know I’m living off cupcakes from the employee kitchen
    Three years ago, back in 2011, I published a letter from a reader who didn’t want her coworkers to know that she was “living off of cupcakes from the employee kitchen.” She was struggling financially and couldn’t afford meals, let alone new…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 5:03am -
  • newupdate: my new coworker wants to forbid music in the office
    Remember the letter-writer whose new coworker wanted people to stop playing music in the office? Here’s the update. As I expected, we did end up having that new worker stay on as a permanent hire. After reading everyone’s thoughtful responses on…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 7:00pm -
  • new4 more updates from readers
    Here are four more updates from people who had their letters answered here this year. 1. How much can I push back on a freelance client who’s asking for significant rewrites? (#3 at the link) After reading your answer and some of the comments, I di…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
    - 27 Mar 13, 8:05pm -

HR Observations

  • newMerry Christmas
    Christmas has many different meanings. To me it is a time of family, giving, caring, relaxation and having some fun. I hope each of you enjoy the holiday the best you can.
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  • newBeing Thankful for Others on Christmas Eve
    Despite the fact that many, many people in the U.S. have Christmas Eve off there are still many that work. Many of them are on duty to provide the rest of us with essential services. Many of them are there for our safety. Some are there to help us wi…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • A Christmas lesson from Dickens
    I published this last year, but I liked it and I decided to repost it. I think the lessons are as valuable today.  One of my favorite books is A Christmas Carol. Most of us know it by the many movies that have been made, some well done, the others n…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Do Service Awards Still Matter?
    This is a sponsored blog post written by Jenny Watkins of the Terryberry Company.    I read an article the other day on service awards, and if I’m being honest, it kind of ticked me off.  The author starts out: “No worker has ever received an…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Future Friday: Looking forward to SHRM Atlanta and 7 steps to being a practical HR Futurist
    I have a presentation that I have done several times called “7 Steps to becoming a practical HR futurist.” I think it is important for Human Resources professionals to have an eye toward the future. And I am happy to announce that I will be prese…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Seven ways working for a good company is like having a good marriage
    Today is my wedding anniversary! Now you may think was does this have to do with anything in HR? As I have reflected on my marriage I found a lot of similarities with working for a good company. I share these with you below. Seven similarities # 1- C…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 12:00pm -

The Employer Handbook

Talent & Social Business

  • New assignment - focused on employer branding leveraging social media
    Here's an update - I have joined Flipkart as Director - Talent Branding. In this role, I would be driving the Talent Branding initiatives of Flipkart across various talent segments. I would also be responsible for creating, enhancing, maintaining vir…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:47pm -
  • HR Director salaries in India
    So I was poking about the Payscale site yesterday and discovered this chart about HR Director salaries in India reported by 260 individuals apparently with that designation.Human Resources (HR) Director Salary (India)Compare your salary. Get a FREE s…
    - 15 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 11:26am -
  • "Like" my Facebook page - 2000 and counting
    In case you don't know, I operate a Facebook page called, er, quite unimaginatively "Gautam Ghosh" where I share interesting news and updates linked to HR, the future of work and careers.So if you want to be updated about what I am reading and findin…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 10:18am -
  • Top 50 HR Blogs to read in 2015
    The folks at HR Software Insight compiled a list of top 50 HR Blogs to read in 2015 and this blog was listed there :)Yeah, that makes me happy :)Go ahead check out the list - there are many high quality blogs that you might love subscribing to ! If…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 2:18am -
  • The collaboration code. #ihrchat in the news
    If you're in HR and active on Twitter then you know that there's an active Twitter chat called #ihrchat moderated by Tanvi Gautam. Last week the topic was on collaboration and the guest was Essar Group's HR Head Aadil Malia.Tanvi then also wrote an…
    - 24 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 6:25am -
  • Lessons in Failure in #HRTech and #SocialRecruiting
    I somehow missed this news. Remember BranchOut, which was touted as the LinkedIn for Facebook?Well looks like the company is dying (or is already dead). According to TechCrunch:The company’s assets have been acquired by 1-Page, an HR software compa…
    - 30 days ago, 27 Nov 14, 2:00pm -

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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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

  • Does your data give you courage?
    When is it too late to speak up? The tolerance to accept the decisions that have been made and march along like a good soldier is a decision itself. It is a scary place to be in when you later realize the decisions you made are wrong and you need to…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 6:09pm -
  • Why your Christmas gift means little to me
    There is a popular relationship book called the 5 Love Languages. Maybe you have used it in your personal relationships... There is also a related book for the workplace. It's called the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the WorkPlace. I thought a revie…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 1:45pm -
  • 3 thoughts on your Hump-Day
    It's Hump Day (Wednesday) and the light at the end of the tunnel to your weekend is near. You might be at school closing out finals or at work closing out some end of year projects or deals. It's Hump day...ahh and it looks like you will survive this…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 4:12pm -
  • Sleep harder than the competition
    Sleep is the chief at the table. Too little sleep is associated with illness and poor attention at work. Too much sleep you have the same effect. How much sleep do you need? About 7.2 hours...The everyday people you surround yourself with probably d…
    - 24 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 1:44pm -
  • A form of audio that can replace radio, #DTHR
    There are people who listen to radio and there are people who use dial-up internet. One is like Pedro and one is like Napoleon Dynamite. Two peas in a pod. With so many Spotifiy stations, Pandora channels, podcasts and free downloads...why would anyo…
    - 36 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:28pm -
  • The One Policy Your Company Does Not Have
    Many companies create policies and procedures that allow bureaucracy to creep in and before you know it everything becomes a "management" decision. In your society of work, life etc. you have the privilege to make decisions about your life, but the m…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 4:05pm -

Upstart HR

  • We Wish You…
    From the Eubanks house to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas! Whatever reason you have to celebrate this time of the year, enjoy it. I pray that you’re blessed beyond measure and that you take a little time to bless others as well. Any oppor…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • I Sent You a Meaningless Email–Um, I Mean eCard
    I sent you an eCard. No, really. I care so much that I took the two minutes to fill out an online form and email (spam) dozens of people all at the same time with a message that is so vague and so general that I could have sent it to people that I…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 5:07pm -
  • Newsflash: HR Creates a Policy
    Breaking news Anywhere, USA – This morning we got word that someone in HR created a policy. We’re not sure what the policy was as of the time of this report; however, we were assured by our sources that it was “highly necessary” for the busin…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:13pm -
  • Engagement Tip #49: Highlighting Employee Interests
    I talked previously about my jump to Republic Wireless. I love the phone and the service, but I also love following the company’s blog and learning more about who’s behind all of that greatness. Recently they shared a very unique idea that I want…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 11:30am -
  • The Ultimate Holiday Party Flow Chart
    I don’t know about you, but I have seen, read, and heard more about holiday parties this year than ever before. Honestly it’s more exhausting reading this stuff than actually planning, hosting, and cleaning up after one of the things. Should we h…
    - 15 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 11:15am -
  • Can I (and Should I) Fire An Employee for Social Media Content?
    There is a phenomenon that doesn’t get talked about much publicly, but it’s something that in-the-trenches HR folks deal with fairly regularly. While we want to “rise up” and think about big picture, have a strategic viewpoint, and assume th…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 11:10am -

In Full Bloom

  • A Bloom’s Christmas: Inventory Management And Retail Retold
    [Disclosure: If you think you’ve read something very similar before, you’re quite right. And you may read an updated version in the future. I learned so much about business, absorbed it through my pores, as I worked at Bloom’s Camera (later, B…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • A Great Miracle Happened Here! — Chanukah 2014 Wishes For HR Tech in 2015
    The Elegant Dreidel I Always Wanted Take Your Chances, Win Some Gelt Have you ever played the Chanukah game of spin the dreidel? Did you know that the four letters, one on each side of the dreidel, make up a phrase that translates to “a great mirac…
    - 13 days ago, 14 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • A Rare (For Me) Commentary On Very Small Market US Payroll Tech
    Payroll — You Can Laugh or You Can Cry Background This post was inspired by a recent discussion among the Enterprise Irregulars. It began when one of our members called our attention to a recent story about ZenPayroll’s impressive roster of succe…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • Applications Integration — Core HR And Talent Management
    ALL CREDIT GOES TO JOSH BERSIN FOR THIS GREAT IMAGE. [Looking for an appropriate image to convey the necessity of deep integration across core HR (whose system’s name is HRMS) and talent management (whose system’s name is usually abbreviated TM),…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • Reprise: Thanksgiving 2014, Marc Benioff’s 1-1-1, And Immigration Reform
    Classic Windowsill Tzedakah Box Being both Jewish and American presents me with two major opportunities (so Rosh Hashanah and now Thanksgiving) each year to reflect on how very fortunate I am to live in this amazing country and on what I can do to ma…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • “Now I Had The Time Of My Life, And I Owe It All To You”
    Or, How Macular Degeneration Changes Your Thinking Even Before It Changes How You See The World One of my favorite movies ever is “Dirty Dancing.” It takes place at a Borscht Belt-style resort of the late 1950’s/early 1960’s, has a musical s…
    - 50 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 11:20am -

HR Success Guide

  • newSeason's Greetings
    Click Here to check out our recent celebrations.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 12:30am -
  • LinkedIn Vs Facebook for Professionals
    Author: Richard Madison (Brighton School of Business and Management)Click Here to visit similar Presentations.[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 6 days ago, 21 Dec 14, 12:30am -
  • Just working isn’t enough to Succeed
    Author: Nishit Lal“Success comes to those who act” is a commonly heard phrase. But the irony is that people work every day yet they don’t succeed. There are people who work on their enterprise yet...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit m…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 6:25am -
  • Team Events by Gauri Technologies (Apr'14 - Dec'14)
    ♦ Town Hall Meet   ♦ Eid   ♦ Birthdays   ♦ Potluck   ♦ Independence Day   ♦ Presentations ...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    - 10 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 3:21am -
  • Recruiter's Role in Building Successful Organization
    Author: Antony XavierWould you like to work as a Recruiter? Do you want to know what is the role of a recruiter in building a successful organization or Are you already a recruiter but would like to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 14 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 1:22pm -
  • Corporate Culture - How does your Company Behave?
    Author: Linda C. Lucarelli (Paychex Inc.)Would you know how to define corporate culture? If asked, could you tell someone about the culture of your organization?Simply put, culture it is the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 8:32am -

David Jackson HR

  • Working in the Northern Powerhouse
    In his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer (UK Finance Minister for the benefit of my international readers) made several references to supporting the development of a ‘Northern Powerhouse’. For people who ar…
    - 22 days ago, 5 Dec 14, 12:24pm -
  • HR on the Night Shift
    Everything changes at night. As the moon rises and darkness falls the majority of a population will wind down, log off and kiss somebody goodnight. But as the day ends for most of us the workday is just beginning for others. These are the people who…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 9:01pm -
  • Time to Bring Your “A Game”
    There has been a fair bit of commentary about the new CIPD report HR: Getting Smart About Agile Working – and rightly so. Thankfully, the CIPD have decided to continue their recent and welcome trend of hitting nails on heads when it comes to timely…
    - 46 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 11:45am -
  • Freedoms or Fetters? – Unlimited Annual Leave
    Gem Reucroft was blogging last week about the importance of trust in the employment relationship. As you would expect, it was a typically thought provoking and timely piece which prompted me to think about trust more broadly. Many of the big workplac…
    - 89 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 12:27pm -
  • Walking into the Workplace of the Future
    There is a problem with thinking about the future of work. It’s a problem that is neither unique to the subject nor new. The problem is one of conceptualising a World or, rather, a disorganised set of possibilities some of which are clearer than ot…
    - 14 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • Hail the Champions but remember the Backroom Heroes
    There is a certain nobility to the new CIPD Manifesto for Work. I rather like to think of the Chartered Institute as being headed up by a gallant team of ‘Chiefs’ and ‘Heads’ leading a crusade against youth unemployment, low pay and skills ga…
    - 7 Jul 14, 7:28pm -

Thinking About Learning

  • Peer based learning
    I’m delivering a webinar this morning for the Learning and Skills Group on peer learning as a support to classroom based learning. Here’s my notes of what I’m going to be talking about. On one end of the spectrum you have L&Ders who firmly beli…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 7:33am -
  • ‘Twas the time before Christmas
    ‘Twas the time before Christmas, when all through the place, Not a person was stirring, not even a new face, The training was frozen for this time of yule, In hopes that appraisals would be kicked by the mule. There was plans being nestled all up i…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 7:01am -
  • Gamification in Learning and Development
    I came across an article yesterday where the author was trying to connect how we can use gamification in learning and development. The author failed. Miserably. What he tried to describe was essentially that through the use of exercises, energisers,…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 10:31am -
  • Is it disingenuous to search out happiness?
    I’m digging deeper into Positive Psychology by reading Martin Seligman’s book Flourish. And I’ve been revisiting the work of Tal Ben-Shahar and his work on the science of happiness. There’s so much to this field that I’m becoming highly att…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 7:01am -
  • Obvious lessons in running an open workshop
    1. Don’t plan to do it two Saturdays before Christmas. 2. Doing it on a Saturday is fine if you give people enough notice. 3. Trying to do it in a 5 week window isn’t enough notice. 4. People being interested is lovely. People booking seats is lo…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 7:41am -
  • Behavioural Economics and L&D/HR
    I come across a lot of interesting stuff in my Twitter timeline. I follow too many interesting people you see. Mostly, though, there are too many clever people out there studying the human condition in a plethora of ways which I try to understand bet…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 12:53pm -

T Recs

  • The Uberfication of Knowledge
    Johnny refilled the kettle for his second instant coffee of the morning. Still in his pyjamas, he took a glance at his proper coffee machine. It had been about 6 weeks since he and Susan had drawn up their emergency household budget plan, with overpr…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 8:26am -
  • Talking About Employer Brand
    Whenever I attend an in-house recruitment conference, and attendees break out to discuss their big challenges, the two issues most consistently raised are pipelining and brand. Cost of hire and quality also feature along with volume of irrelevant app…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 5:06pm -
  • Are You Really Recruiting Socially?
    My first tools in recruitment were a phone and a rolodex. I used them a lot but never said that I was telephone recruiting. My first MD had previously invested in a fax machine but regarded it as the devils own work come to wreck the recruitment indu…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Nov 14, 7:52am -
  • Who’s Up For a Debate at #TruLondon?
        Earlier this year I chaired a debate between Bill Boorman and Felix Wetzel about the future model of recruitment. You can read my summary here. I ran it along fairly traditional debating lines. Bill proposed the motion and had 5 minutes to put…
    - 1 Sep 14, 7:28am -
  • Want the Best Talent? Give Them Great Coffee!
    Regular readers and followers of my social media accounts will know that I like a coffee. It isn’t just the taste and revitalising powers of caffeine that do it for me, but the whole culture that has grown around coffee and coffee shops in recent…
    - 26 Jun 14, 6:56am -
  • It’s the Sunshine Summer Solstice #HRCarnival!
    It’s midsummer. Whether you’re celebrating, ignoring or just happy that we’ve got as much daylight as we’re going to get in a day this year, the HR Carnival has rolled into Town and it’s my pleasure to be your host. For us in the UK this pa…
    - 20 Jun 14, 12:14pm -

Matt Charney's Snark Attack

  • How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center of Social?
    Hootsuite, a high growth, high tech employer based in Vancouver has emerged as one of the most widely used social business platforms on the market. Its enterprise social monitoring and publishing tools have fueled the company’s explosive growth fro…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 5:00pm -
  • Smart Phones, Dumb Recruiters.
    While candidate experience is largely seen in the strategic and process purview, and mobile tends to be seen largely through the lens of recruiting technology, the fact remains that making a meaningful change to candidate experience means first makin…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 4:55pm -
  • Frienemies With Benefits: How HR Ruins Recruiting
    One of the hottest of hot button issues in human capital these days seems to be the categorization of the recruiting function and whether or not it belongs in HR in the first place. It may seem superficially pithy, but it’s a dialogue with drastic…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 12:37pm -
  • Big Data, Small Minds: The Real Math Problem in Recruiting
    Every time I hear someone talk about anything involving stupid, specious concepts in recruiting, which is to say pretty much the entire response to that “join the conversation” cliché in our little industry, I get a little nauseous. I’m no ety…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 5:14pm -
  • Caveat Emptor: How To Stop Getting Screwed By Software
    For a market that’s both historically underserved and largely inexperienced in software selection, making this challenging, yet critical, decision for recruiting and staffing seems like more trouble than simply sticking to spreadsheets. Spoiler al…
    - 50 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 4:42pm -
  • Pity The Tool: The Limitations of HR Technology
    If you think about the myriad steps required in full cycle recruiting, the fact that we’re so focused on that very small slice of stuff that happens before a candidate even actually applies underscores how much of the talent acquisition conversatio…
    - 58 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:26pm -


  • Let’s Get Physical-Mobile to Motion
    Mobile Recruiting is all the hype, as it should be. There are a lot of opinions out there on how it should be used, laments on the high cost and inconsistent data, and stories of how mobile has made some companies winners in the candidate experience…
    - 14 May 14, 11:03pm -
  • “The Mantrum”-It’s Exactly How it Sounds…
    Over the years I’ve worked with or for a number of Recruiting Leaders who were largely made up of men, most of whom had a certain  “je ne c’est quoi” about them (I knew 7 years of French would payoff at some point!). It wasn’t until my bea…
    - 10 Apr 14, 9:02pm -
  • The Art of Picking Your Friends Nose-Marketing and Recruiting Unite (Part 2)
    Can you imagine actually letting someone pick your nose, or worse yet having to be the picker? I gag a little each time I think about it but it’s an accurate analogy of the uncomfortable relationship between Recruiting and Marketing. After months…
    - 25 Mar 14, 4:51pm -
  • Marketing vs Recruiting-How to Pick Your Friends Nose Part 1
    I run into it every week…the huge chasm between Recruiting and Marketing departments. If your Marketing department seems less than enthusiastic to work with you toward recruiting initiatives, you’re not alone. In fact, if your Marketing departmen…
    - 18 Mar 14, 11:45pm -
  • Stop Nagging your Employees for Referrals!
    Are you struggling to meet your employee referral hiring percentage? Probably. Do you even have an employee referral program with hiring goals attached to it? If not you should (see, CareerXroads, or SHRM if you need convincing).  Let me off…
    - 15 Jan 14, 9:34pm -
  • Recycled..err, I mean refreshed…ummm I mean revisited Candidates
    I recently quit my job of over 6 1/2 years to explore life outside of my teeny weeny corporate bubble and help other companies build out programs to attract, engage, and retain top talent.  I’m finding that most corporate recruiting organizations…
    - 12 Dec 13, 5:19pm -

HR Remix

  • Challenge Yourself in 2015
    This past year was full of challenges for me, if you are a regular reader you know what I mean, if not click here and here.  Although challenging, I came out of the experience with a better perspective on my strengths and weaknesses. That perspectiv…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 11:30am -
  • It’s That Time of Year
    Disclosure: Post sponsored by Spherion, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.   Yes, it’s the holidays but it’s also the time of year when your employees start considering jumping ship. Turns out all that focus…
    - 15 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 12:30pm -
  • The One Thing That Will Kill Your Job Search And How To Fix It
    It’s your resume…duh! There is a perception that if you have the right connections or experience you don’t need to worry about your resume. Unfortunately that is only true in rare circumstances. Most professionals must spend a good amount of ti…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Dec 14, 11:30am -
  • Emerging Workforce Study – Brand Advocates, Retention & Leadership Pipeline
    Disclosure: Post sponsored by Spherion, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. Last month I highlighted some initial data from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce Study and this month I’m back with more helpful informa…
    - 31 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • The Employee Self Service Challenge
    This week I’m writing over at Performance I Create about Employee Self- Service.  Here is a quick snippet: What does employee self-service look like in 2014 and beyond? Easy to read and understand interfaces? Does it include video? Options to chat…
    - 40 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Not Your Typical HR Conference
    There was hardly a mention of SHRM and that wasn’t a bad thing because the conversations were great.   Everything about HR evolution is classic un-conference. If you are content to sit in your chair  this is not the conference for you.   For sta…
    - 44 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 12:45pm -