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Laurie Ruettimann

  • Let’s Fix Work: Life Through the Social Lens of Two Brooklyn Entrepreneurs
    For episode two of this season, we welcome Nando Rodriguez and German Marin from Brooklyn New York to the show. Nando Rodriguez is a former recruiter and blogger who now works as a coach, influencer and an advocate. German is a LinkedIn headshot and…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 11:45am -
  • Keynote Speaking: Scarcity and Abundance Mindset
    I only hang out with badass women who ask tough questions about the status quo. Earlier this week, I talked to Katie Augsburger. Based in Portland, she is a hands-on HR professional with demonstrated success in leadership and employee development, or…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 6:41pm -
  • Do Creative Employee Perks Matter in a Tight Labor Market?
    My buddy Josh Bersin lights the world on fire with his research and insights about the world of work. Last week, he gave us the 15 coolest perks to hit the office in 2019. 15 coolest Perks to hit the office in 2019. 1. Pawternity 2. Fertility support…
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 1:52pm -
  • Let’s Fix Work: The Retailpocalypse and Worker Dissatisfaction with Áine Cain
    Let’s Fix Work is back for Season 2. The first episode has Laurie interviewing a returning audience favorite, Áine Cain. Áine is a reporter in the retail section at Business Insider. She covers Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and Lowe’s. We beg…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 3:00pm -

Sagacity | HR

  • Lead by Example: Rosa Parks Set the Bar
    Albert Schweitzer, philosopher and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, said, Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing. The most important action a leader can take is to set an example.  A successful business cannot sust…
    - 19 Oct 15, 12:00pm -
  • Financial Sector Sees No Job Growth in September
    There were no job gains in the Financial Activities sector in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Jobs Report released on Friday.  Financial Activities, which includes the banking, securities, insurance and real estate sub-s…
    - 5 Oct 15, 1:12pm -
  • Is It Time to Put the Performance Review on a PIP?
    In an article from the April 2015 issue of HR Magazine, author Dori Meinert discusses the qualitative approaches to employee performance appraisals being chosen by many companies.  The elimination of performance ratings and stack ranking of employee…
    - 18 Sep 15, 1:39am -
  • Healthcare Leaders: Is Your BHAG as Humbling as El Capitan?
    David Covington, CEO & President of Recovery Innovations, Inc., has written a great article comparing the Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG) of overcoming smallpox, polio and HIV to the goal of eliminating death by suicide. Originally posted on davidwc…
    - 13 Sep 15, 3:11am -

HR Ringleader

  • The HR Federation 2019 HCM Trends Report
    The HR Federation, a network of leading HR market analysts, bring our research together to identify the most impactful trends for 2019.  We believe organizational leaders like you need a holistic approach to the Human Capital Management market to en…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • Considerations When Implementing A New HR Technology Strategy
    The City of Memphis is going through a HR transformation journey and it is being supported by the technology they are putting in place. Ms. Smith shared some of the challenges, their approaches to those challenges, and some of the early results. Rea…
    - 36 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 11:26am -
  • Keeping Your Career On Track: Get Rid of the Moles
    In every workplace, there are people who behave like moles.  They are often quiet about it, but they scurry around derailing your hard work at every turn.   Read More ...
    - 36 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 10:53am -
  • Ten Conference Commandments for #HRTechConf
    Remember, there are many reasons professionals attend conferences.  The reason with the most benefit is networking.  By trying new ways to boost your networking skills and opportunities you will come home knowing you had a successful event! Rea…
    - 94 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 2:54pm -

TalentWise

  • 10 Ways to Thank Your Employees This Holiday Season
    With the holidays just around the corner, everyone is starting to think about what gifts they can find to help them celebrate this special season and show how much they appreciate their loved ones. During this time of year, you should also be thinkin…
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 5:56pm -
  • Holiday Shopping Season Is Here: Here are Four Seasonal Hiring Tips for Employers
    Thanksgiving has just passed, which means…it’s almost December. And, for retailers, that means an entirely separate can of worms cranberry sauce: it’s already…peak holiday shopping season! From managing influxes of inventory to preparing for…
    - 15 days ago, 28 Nov 18, 5:35pm -
  • Five Tips for Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining Veterans
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 370,000 US veterans were out of work in 2017. With a veteran-filled candidate pool, connection and communication are essential in the hiring process. Here are five tips to help draw veteran talent to your…
    - 31 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 4:43pm -
  • Recent FCRA Updates You Need to Know
    The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has been in the news lately due to the changes from the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which amended sections of the Dodd-Frank Act. One of the amendments, The Security Freeze Not…
    - 72 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 8:43am -

HR Schoolhouse

  • I’ve Moved. The End of the HR Schoolhouse
    This post originally ran in early 2015 when I stopped posting at the HRSchoolhouse and migrated over to my current site. When I changed my hosting it somehow dropped off so, since I still get a lot of traffic here at the Schoolhouse, I’ve decided t…
    - 12 Aug 17, 4:50pm -
  • The Community Has Spoken – #truBatonRouge
    “HR people and recruiters sure think differently, don’t they?” (quote from #truBatonRouge attendee) They sure do; and I’ve talked about it quite a bit. I feel somewhat able to pontificate on the subject as I’ve not only worked for an agency…
    - 3 Feb 15, 12:59pm -
  • Desperate, Sweaty, SWM Looking for ‘Love’
    The dating/recruiting comparisons are endless and we’ve been drawing parallels for years. The conversation will continue for some time; we’re waiting, after all, for the much-anticipated eHarmony launch of its recruiting/assessment/matching plat…
    - 28 Jan 15, 12:45pm -
  • Why @Victorio_M is Awesome! #timsackettday
    When I think about my friend Victorio Millian I have strong visual recollections. I see the beautiful photos he takes of his beloved NYC and the smiling faces of his two kids and their mother. I remember the times we’ve been able to sit down and ha…
    - 23 Jan 15, 12:35pm -

Michael Vandervort

  • HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years!
    HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years! Did you know that HR Florida is celebrating their 40th-anniversary event in Orlando next week?  It’s not too late to register.  That’s amazing.   I’m a huge fan of HR Florida, the state chapter for SHRM. …
    - 22 Aug 18, 4:20pm -
  • The #SHRM18 Podcast Extravaganza @DriveThruHR
    Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast (part two) Podcast sponsored by CUE Inc.  and ClearCompany On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team…
    - 14 Jun 18, 9:31pm -
  • Questions and Answers in Difficult Times
    Questions and Answers in Difficult Times  I’ve been thinking about questions and answers a lot the last few days.  I’ll come back to that point in a bit. SHRM has C-suite level executives as keynote speakers at their National Conference and Exp…
    - 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast
      Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM Nat…
    - 20 Mar 18, 7:51pm -

EveryDay People

  • The Best Gift to Give !!
    We’re in the midst of the holiday season. You can’t escape the endless string of Christmas music or the many, many television channels completely dedicated to Christmas movies. Every retail location is decorated to the hilt as well. You can’t e…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 12:07am -
  • Dig In !!
    Entering December, the last place I thought I’d be was out in my yard doing one last round of yard work, but that’s where I was this Sunday !! I spent over 3 1/2 hours cutting down dead items from our many flower beds, picking up sticks from coun…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 12:44am -
  • What You Have . . .
    This past week we celebrated Thanksgiving in the States. It is my favorite holiday because it is a chance to step back, reflect and give thanks for all that you have. We kept things low key as my immediate family gathered. It was wonderful to spend t…
    - 18 days ago, 26 Nov 18, 1:03am -
  • Blanket Forts !!
    I remember that when I was young my brother and I would pull out as many blankets as we could and start “building.” We’d drape them over and piece of furniture we could find and make our fort. Some forts were small, but most were massive and se…
    - 25 days ago, 19 Nov 18, 12:29am -

Women of HR

  • Is Perfectionism Required to Be Successful?
    In a business world often still very male dominated, being a woman can be a challenge. How do women manage the challenges and strive to be successful? Often, it’s by trying to be perfect. We’re taught by culture that perfectionism is supposed to…
    - 51 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • 6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
    - 58 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
    - 73 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 2:34pm -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 28 Aug 18, 11:00am -

TLNT

  • newAutomation’s Scary, But You Can’t Avoid Talking About It
    We live in a world of perpetually upgraded work. Each day, work becomes a little more automated, employee and worker rewards become a little more immediate and job-related learning becomes a little more virtual. But in order for businesses to st…
    - 3 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 7:13pm -
  • newThe Important Benefit No One Talks About
    When candidates are weighing job offers, employer-covered benefits are often a deciding factor. In fact, Glassdoor reported that nearly 60% of workers place benefits as their top consideration when determining a job offer, and 80% would even choose a…
    - 5 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 5:35pm -
  • newIs Google For Jobs a Job Board Slayer?
    The unemployment rate is at a record low and job openings are at a record high. These should be happy times for job boards that provide the all-important access to job seekers, riding a similar wave of record job listings...
    - 7 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 3:33pm -
  • newLove: The Next Leadership Skill
    To paraphrase Jackie DeShannon, “What the business world needs now is love, sweet love.” What’s love got to do it? Exactly what Robin Anselmi explained at a DisruptHR meeting in Richmond, VA last spring. “Love makes us smarter,” she said...…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 18, 5:40pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • Visible | Accountable | Sustainable: Performance & Talent Management
    Has performance management really changed that much since World War I? I would have to say Yes, but not because of the new fads making headlines. The companies and leaders that have successfully led people towards a shared purpose will beg to differ…
    - 19 Mar 18, 6:23am -
  • Is BYOS the next frontier for #HRTech?
    The words BYOD are no longer new to anyone. In fact with most companies allowing, encouraging and providing support for various devices, it is now expected that most employees will bring one or more devices to work and use them for work. However, wha…
    - 28 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • AI for Dummies
    What is it? Artificial Intelligence, as wiki describes it, is “any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.” It goes on to provide other definitions, but I like this derivation “a…
    - 8 Jan 18, 8:15am -
  • Pre-hire Assessments Redefined
    Wow, that turned out to be the wrong person for the job! Felt this way after recruiting someone you hired recently? I have and I know I am not alone. This happens more often than it should in the hiring process. Most companies make candidates go thro…
    - 7 Dec 17, 10:48pm -

HR Gazette

  • newProfessional Growth: The Case For HR Certifications
    There has been an interesting debate on whether or not credentials in HR are really worth the time and money. And do they even serve any purpose in the real world. But while there have been conflicting views on the same, the fact remains – your cha…
    - 9 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 1:56pm -
  • newRecruitment and Millennial Stereotypes
    The Hiring Game and Overcoming Millennial Stereotypes You’ve read the headlines: Millennials Are Entitled, Millennials Are Job Hoppers, or the infamous Millennials Are Lazy. The common perception of millennials, those who are born from 1981-1996, i…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 18, 1:21pm -
  • newTailoring SEO to Grow Your HR Strategy
    SEO and HR Strategy: Using Search Tools to Improve Your Human Resources Have you ever wondered what your employees really think about your company? Of course, you have. You probably do surveys and ask for feedback on exit interviews. We all do, but w…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 2:11pm -
  • newHRchat Podcast Interview: HR and Supporting Entrepreneurship with Matt Burns, Global HR Collective
    In the latest episode of the HRchat show, Bill Banham talks with Matt Burns, Founder of Global HR Collective and Member & Contributor at Forbes Human Resources Council. Listen to discover: What is Global HR Collective, what’s the mission and how…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 1:55pm -

HR Ringleader

  • The HR Federation 2019 HCM Trends Report
    The HR Federation, a network of leading HR market analysts, bring our research together to identify the most impactful trends for 2019.  We believe organizational leaders like you need a holistic approach to the Human Capital Management market to en…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • Considerations When Implementing A New HR Technology Strategy
    The City of Memphis is going through a HR transformation journey and it is being supported by the technology they are putting in place. Ms. Smith shared some of the challenges, their approaches to those challenges, and some of the early results. Rea…
    - 36 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 11:26am -
  • Keeping Your Career On Track: Get Rid of the Moles
    In every workplace, there are people who behave like moles.  They are often quiet about it, but they scurry around derailing your hard work at every turn.   Read More ...
    - 36 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 10:53am -
  • Ten Conference Commandments for #HRTechConf
    Remember, there are many reasons professionals attend conferences.  The reason with the most benefit is networking.  By trying new ways to boost your networking skills and opportunities you will come home knowing you had a successful event! Rea…
    - 94 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 2:54pm -

HR Examiner

  • newVirtues of HR and Vocation
    As Frederick Buechner described, vocation is “the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
    - 6 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 4:50pm -
  • newHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #304: Stela Lupushor
    John Sumser speaks with Stela Lupushor, founder and Chief Executive Re-framer of Reframe Work, a consulting firm advising organizations on workplace inclusion. Most recently, Stela established and led the people analytics functions at Fidelity Invest…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • newEverything’s On The Record
    "There used to be two ways to tell someone something, in person or in writing, one on the record, one informal. Our new ways of communicating have added nuance and changed our views." - Heather Bussing
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:30pm -
  • The Twisted HR / Employee Relationship
    "My premise is this: the HR/Employee relationship is dysfunctional and almost surely codependent." - Paul Hebert
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 12:30pm -

HR Cloud

Your HR Buddy

  • How I Used Social Media to Land a Job Within a Month
    Job hunting won’t be a dreaded series of anxious and stressful experiences if you have a proper strategy in place. In this post, I would like to share how I used social media to land a job within a month. You see, the norm is that someone quits the…
    - 21 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • 4 Employer Branding Mistakes You Need to Avoid
    There is no doubt that building and maintaining a powerful employer brand will help you stand out, attract the best talent to your organization, become an employer of the choice and retain your employees. These 2017 Top Companies are competitive when…
    - 17 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • AI Cannot Replace the Human Element in Recruiting
    If you are in Recruiting, one of the buzzwords you hear the most these days is Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Recruiting. Robots..Chatbots…Machine learning…AI…are taking over the HR and Recruiting world and creating anxiety of robots stealing…
    - 15 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • Blogging with a Purpose
    Two years ago, HR blogging, broadcasting DiveThruHR Podcasts and India HR LIVE talk shows had been my full-time job. No, It wasn’t a paying gig!  But I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from that experience, which helped me get ahead in my c…
    - 14 Aug 17, 12:28pm -

HR Minion

  • HR’s Favorite Things
    2016 is already halfway over and it has been a little rough personally. But professionally, things have been going good. It’s ironic, because last year it was the exact opposite. HR can be a tough profession and when things are going bad, they go r…
    - 7 Jun 16, 11:00am -
  • Observations from #ALSHRM16
    The 2016 AL SHRM State Conference is over and I felt I came away with a lot of good information. I also had a great time getting to meet and socialize with other HR professionals from across Alabama. And isn’t that the reason we go to conferences?…
    - 24 May 16, 11:00am -
  • Attending a Conference like a Pro
    We are entering the conference season and there are a lot of opportunities out there for you to geek out with thousands of your fellow HR pros. Whether you attend for the continuing education credits, to stay up to date on legal changes, or even just…
    - 17 May 16, 11:00am -
  • Mansplain it to me
    This past weekend I had an uncomfortable experience with a guy who over the span of 3 hours felt the need to pick on me, mansplain to me, and just generally be a creeper. It got to the point where I had to ignore him and as soon as I could, get out o…
    - 13 May 16, 11:00am -

DATIS HR Cloud

  • Top 4 Benefits of Unified Solutions
    When it comes to HR software, many of the major vendors in the market choose to sell their prepackaged solutions individually, forcing organizations to pay separately for functions like Applicant Tracking, Credential Management, Payroll, Benefits Adm…
    - 17 Jul 18, 4:24pm -
  • Recruitment Issues Facing Human Services Organizations
    As mental health gains political, cultural, and international attention, more Americans are seeking help from licensed, qualified professionals in their area. While industry executives are encouraged by the increasing demand for services, they’re c…
    - 1 Jun 18, 3:28pm -
  • The Importance of Employee Satisfaction for Nonprofits
    To put it simply, employee satisfaction is measure of how content, or satisfied, an employee is within their role and organization. Employee satisfaction is crucial for organizational success in all industries, and numerous studies have found positiv…
    - 16 Apr 18, 6:28pm -
  • 3 Alternatives to the Annual Performance Review
    In the past few years, several leading HR publications have discussed the downward spiral of the annual performance review. SHRM’s “Is the Annual Performance Review Dead?,” and HR.com’s “The Slow Death of Annual performance Reviews,” are…
    - 9 Apr 18, 6:07pm -

HR Gazette

  • newProfessional Growth: The Case For HR Certifications
    There has been an interesting debate on whether or not credentials in HR are really worth the time and money. And do they even serve any purpose in the real world. But while there have been conflicting views on the same, the fact remains – your cha…
    - 9 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 1:56pm -
  • newRecruitment and Millennial Stereotypes
    The Hiring Game and Overcoming Millennial Stereotypes You’ve read the headlines: Millennials Are Entitled, Millennials Are Job Hoppers, or the infamous Millennials Are Lazy. The common perception of millennials, those who are born from 1981-1996, i…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 18, 1:21pm -
  • newTailoring SEO to Grow Your HR Strategy
    SEO and HR Strategy: Using Search Tools to Improve Your Human Resources Have you ever wondered what your employees really think about your company? Of course, you have. You probably do surveys and ask for feedback on exit interviews. We all do, but w…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 2:11pm -
  • newHRchat Podcast Interview: HR and Supporting Entrepreneurship with Matt Burns, Global HR Collective
    In the latest episode of the HRchat show, Bill Banham talks with Matt Burns, Founder of Global HR Collective and Member & Contributor at Forbes Human Resources Council. Listen to discover: What is Global HR Collective, what’s the mission and how…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 1:55pm -

HR Tact

  • Carnival of HR: Post-Election Reflection
    Happy post-election, HR friends and welcome the end of a tumultuous year! What better way to finish things up than some Carnival of HR, bringing you the best of the HR blogging community.  And while there was not a theme for submission I can't hel…
    - 16 Nov 16, 2:00pm -
  • #truNOLA: The Recruitment UNconference
    Do you hate name tags? Dislike concurrent sessions that don't give any real actionable items? Want to talk about recruitment and talent but loathe PowerPoint presentations? Then come to the #Tru Recruitment UNConference in New Orleans, Louisiana on…
    - 4 Jul 16, 2:00pm -
  • You are a unicorn… and so is everyone else.
    Listen up, people.You are unique. And different. And there’s only one of you. Your DNA. Your neurons. The people you meet. The interactions you have — big and small. They are all yours. Your entirety of you is irreplaceable.You’re a unicorn…
    - 29 Jun 16, 2:00pm -
  • I Learned It From Watching You
    My work ethic comes from my father.Maybe that's not the best opening of a blog post. And maybe I should have lead with some father-daughter story that makes you ooey-gooey nostalgic, but put simply, my dad is a huge influence in how I do things at th…
    - 15 Jun 16, 2:00pm -

Workplace Diva

  • Feeling slow and sluggish at work? Blame global warming
    Feeling tired at work lately? Well, you might be able to blame your exhaustion on more than poor sleep habits, because rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere could be making everyone feel tired, and stupid! I'll type slowly so we can all unde…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 7:43pm -
  • 2019 workplace trends: re-evaluating social media scoring of applicants
    If you want a job in certain industries these days, then it's a good idea to have a lot of followers on social media. But after what we've seen in the last year, maybe it's time to admit this thinking could be wrong.Many employers love to see a job c…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 5:17pm -
  • Hello? How to deal with coworkers who stare
    Another day at work, another day of dealing with the coworker who knows you're there, but never acknowledges you. Sometimes, you catch this coworker staring at you. Let's stare down this uncomfortable workplace problem together!Before we go any furth…
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 6:46pm -
  • 2019 workplace trends: pawternity benefits
    It may sound barking mad, but "pawternity" benefits -- a.k.a. time off to be with a new pet -- are shaping up to be a hot workplace perk for 2019. Woof!Our pets are our furry babies, so why shouldn't employees get some time off to acquaint a newly-ad…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 5:21pm -

The HR Blog

  • How to draw up your career growth plan
    The career growth plan creates a spirit of accountability by documenting your responsibility in making the future happen. You can take these steps to develop your career growth planContinue reading How to draw up your career growth plan at Human Re…
    - 12 Jul 18, 1:43am -
  • How To Become A Top Performer In Your Company?
    To become a top performer, the first step is to stretch yourself, go beyond your limits, for limits are set by the human mind and can be reset by you. By setting higher standards, you would place a challenge for yourself and strive hard to achieve it…
    - 12 Jun 18, 1:49am -
  • How To Receive Feedback Constructively To Grow In Your Career
    Mostly we mistake this ability as a sign of weakness, nothing can be further from the truth. Ability to receive feedback constructively is a sign of courage and mighty.Continue reading How To Receive Feedback Constructively To Grow In Your Career at…
    - 12 May 18, 2:01am -
  • How To Do A Good Performance Review
    Continue reading How To Do A Good Performance Review at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 12 Apr 18, 4:18am -

The HR Capitalist

  • What I'm Thankful for in 2018!
    Thanksgiving. Can't let it come and go without telling you what I'm thankful for. First and foremost, I'm thankful for an incredible family, my faith, the blessing of meaningful work, etc. Next up? I'm thankful for the incredible melting pot...
    - 22 days ago, 21 Nov 18, 1:26pm -
  • The HR Capitalist is on Break Finishing a Book...
    Quick post - to let all who are kind enough to subscribe and read this site daily know where I am. After 11 years of posting almost every business day, I'm taking a month off to put the finishing touches...
    - 66 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 4:57pm -
  • Amazon Raising All US Workers to a Minimum of $15/hr Is The Simplest Business Decision Ever...
    In case you missed it, Amazon announced today that it would establish a $15/hr minimum hourly wage for all 350,000 of its U.S. employees. The new pay threshold will go into effect Nov. 1 and impact all full-time, temporary and...
    - 72 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 5:18pm -
  • HR HATER WEEK: Why Passive HR People Fail to Deal With The Problem...
    Capitalist Note: This week is HR Haters week at the Capitalist. Let's ID the personas out there who don't respect HR and figure out how to deal with them. See the first two posts in this series here and here....
    - 84 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 1:38pm -

Unbridled Talent

  • Success, Leading To Win and Faith with Eric Peoples
    What you feed will live and what you starve will die – the same principle applies to leadership. If you want to be a great leader, you have to feed your fire to serve and inspire. Today, Jennifer and Eric to talk about success, leadership, and coac…
    - 70 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Finding Your Voice and Telling Your Story with Val Brown
    Whether you’re thrilled or terrified to talk about your story, it’s important to remember that everyone has something unique to share with the world – one that’s meaningful and inspiring. But how do you tell your story without compromising yo…
    - 77 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • From Felon to Entrepreneur and Impact Maker with Adam Martin
    What if we were all given an unlimited amount of grace despite our shortcomings? Adam Martin is the Founder of F5 Project, an organization that provides job and housing opportunities to felons leaving the prison system so they can have a sense of pur…
    - 98 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • Bringing Clarity and New Practices to Diversity and Inclusion with Joe Gerstandt
    Joe Gerstandt isn’t just a straight white dad with tons of tattoos. He’s also an expert on diversity and inclusion who has trained leaders at Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, the government, and more. He also speaks on how each of us can becom…
    - 30 Aug 18, 1:00pm -

Just Joan

  • Who Should Get Your #SHRM Board of Directors Vote?
    I usually don’t care too much about the #SHRM Board of Directors vote. I should care – but I’m pretty sure I am not the only uninvolved SHRM member out there. This year is different, though, and I care enough to want to blog about that differen…
    - 10 Sep 15, 2:54pm -
  • The Best and Worst of #SHRM15
    I wrote my first conference recap post – then called “Rants and Raves” – in March of 2010. This has become my favorite blogging experience of every conference I attend, because it really causes me to think about what is happening around me…
    - 3 Jul 15, 5:09pm -
  • Social Media Concepts at #SHRM15
    Last year (#SHRM14) I wrote a blog about how far SHRM had come with its position on social media presentations since my original involvement in SHRM-related conferencing in 2010. So I wasn’t exactly surprised this year when the sessions included on…
    - 30 Jun 15, 11:36pm -
  • Coach K at #SHRM15
    A few days before SHRM11, I wrote a blog post about the selection of Michael J. Fox as one of the keynote speakers. I was unhappy about what I perceived as the irrelevance of an actor speaking about HR at a time when jobs were scare and the professio…
    - 29 Jun 15, 5:59am -

True Faith HR

  • Was There Ever A Golden Age of Conversation?
    The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series kicked off its theme of "Technology and Community"with Dr. Carol Bruess discussing "Our Love-Affair With Technology: Some (Inconvenient) Truths."Given the topic, it was not surprising to hea…
    - 76 days ago, 28 Sep 18, 1:57pm -
  • True Faith #HR Replay: Why HR Should Care About The @NBASummerLeague #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas today and meeting up with the whole (?) 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Tim Sackett, and, possibly Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If…
    - 8 Jul 18, 5:53pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM19 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2019 Conference being held in Las Vegas, June 23-26.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (…
    - 21 Jun 18, 2:39pm -
  • True Faith #HR Rewind: The MBTI of Easter
    Originally posted March 27, 2016 While some believe there are 16 distinct personality types based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I've long held there are 16 distinct personality types based on Easter candy preference...the ECTI.  The…
    - 28 Mar 18, 1:00pm -

HR Potential

  • Can HR ever be ethical?
    Following on from last week’s post What is HRM? I asked the students for their opinions on whether HR can ever be ethical. If you are interested in the background to this lecture, please refer to last year’s blog post. Yes, HR can be Ethical Thi…
    - 58 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 7:17am -
  • What is HRM? 2018
    It’s that time of year again when I ask students to submit their comments and ideas about the fundamental basis of HRM. It’s pretty hard to believe that my last posts on the blog were of the exact same questions last year – that’s PhD life fo…
    - 63 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:51am -
  • Can HRM ever be ethical?
    This post is part of a mini series in which I am engaging the students from my module in answering fundamental questions about HRM. The module is critically focussed (rather than mainstream), based on the necessity that HRM reflect and critique it’…
    - 2 Oct 17, 12:01pm -
  • What is HRM?
    For those of you who aren’t aware, I run a module for students in the final year of their undergraduate degree called Employee Resourcing and Development. In order to differentiate the module, as well as building on the student’s knowledge from…
    - 23 Sep 17, 12:53pm -

Evil HR Lady

  • newMy CEO Is Forcing Me to Resign
    I was recently told I must resign and my CEO asked me how much time I will need to do so. I feel that this is being done due to discrimination on the basis of my ethnicity and sex. However, the evidence I have is fairly minimal.  Would you recommend…
    - 9 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 1:10pm -
  • newWhy I Had to Ruin the Lives of Four Teenagers on a Tram
    Last week I was on the tram when a group of teenage boys came and sat near me. Their language was atrocious and they kept calling each other “gay.” So, knowing that their behavior at 13 was indicative of how they would be for their entire liv…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:04pm -
  • newDilemma Of The Month: How To Handle An Activist Employee
    One of our employees is a vegan activist, and has started posting material on the “evils of eating meat” outside his cubicle or leaving them strewn around shared spaces (in the kitchen, near the copier, etc.). Is there anything I can do about thi…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 11:48am -
  • Study: The Surprising Thing Holding Women Back
    I worked for Burger King for about 18 months during and after high school. I quit at the end of the summer to go away to college. When I returned to my hometown following my freshman year of college, in need of a summer job, I didn’t even think of…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Dec 18, 1:44pm -

Lean HR

  • Shifting Gears
    As we’ve discussed around these parts in the past, I’ve not been writing here as much as I would like.  There’s lot of reasons (none of them terribly good), but I’ve felt like I should be doing more.  With that in mind, I’m excited to sha…
    - 12 Jan 15, 4:13pm -
  • #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…
    - 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…
    - 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’…
    - 18 Nov 14, 2:10pm -

Cost of Work

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

The Buzz on HR

  • newAppropriation, Correctness, Grief, and Gremlins
    Gremlins is the story of the Peltzer family of Kinston Falls, USA.  Dad, Randy, is an inventor and on his way home from a convention, he stops in Chinatown where some kid takes him to an underground store to pitch products to the kid’s grandfather…
    - 12 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • newLessons in Company Culture from the movie, Elf
    The movie Elf was was released 15 years ago. It stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, an orphan who crawls into Santa’s bag of toys and ends up at the North Pole as an infant. Rather than send him back to the orphanage, Santa allows an elf-man who never set…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • Christmas Classics are Back Again!
    I love classic Christmas movies. The joy of the simple, feel-good stories and the sweet nostalgia of watching the same shows and movies year after year just can’t be beat. For a few years on this blog, I dedicate several posts in December to the cl…
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 11:30am -
  • Helping Domestic Violence Survivors in the Workplace
    I was attacked one Sunday night just over 10 years ago. We were separated only a few weeks at the time. He returned to the house while me and our children were sleeping. I was startled awake to find him standing over me. The physical attack began wit…
    - 65 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 10:00am -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • This will go in history down as my best idea… or my worst.
    This is a post about money. Talking about money is rude. But when have you ever known me to be polite? Zero times. Right now I’m paying a social media manager, a nanny, a few part-time graphic designers, some part-time photographers, my mom (she…
    - 27 Jul 16, 2:00pm -
  • Five Podcasts To Get You Into Podcasts
    The other day I had to explain to my mom what the word “podcast” means (which is hilarious since years ago I co-hosted a fairly successful one). Podcasts are these little bits of talk radio (for lack of a better description) that come in every g…
    - 13 Apr 16, 1:26pm -
  • Skinny people get sick, too.
    I thought I was having a heart attack. Or maybe a panic attack. But the more I sat there, wheezing, chest tight, arms numb – the more I realized I was probably going to die. This was it, I had finally worked myself to death. Putting in 80 hours a…
    - 6 Apr 16, 1:43pm -
  • I’ve been wearing leggings as pants for Science.
    I’ve been adamant about leggings not being pants. Because they’re leggings. And not pants. You can read my most popular blog post ever about this highly controversial (and totally polarizing) topic by clicking here. I was the one who told all of…
    - 11 Feb 16, 11:18pm -

The HR Bacon Hut

  • TNSHRM! Social Media We Have Arrived!
    NSHRM! Social Media We Have Arrived!
    - 10 Sep 13, 6:36pm -
  • Resuscitate HR with Bacon
    The must-Have #bacon snack recommendation for #SHRM13 from HR Bacon Hut would be chunks of bacon and pretzels in chocolate chip batter!
    - 17 Jun 13, 10:39pm -
  • What? No Bacon? Just SHRM?
    Tonight: 6pm-7pm cst my SHRM Chapter Middle Tennessee SHRM will be hosting a social media workshop. We need a back channel. #MTSHRMeep
    - 16 Jan 13, 5:32pm -
  • HRevolution 2012
    Why doe #HRevolution feel somehow different this year? #shrm #shrmlead #tchat #dthr
    - 6 Oct 12, 12:58pm -

Make HR Happen

  • Who Is This Guy Snooze?
    There are no discoverable historical records about Doctor Snooze, but we do see evidence of his influence. His name is emblazoned on every alarm clock and smartphone in the world. Whoever he was, the damage done by his philosophy of instant gratifica…
    - 30 Aug 18, 11:30am -
  • Awareness of Time Usage and Personal Decision Making
    There are two truisms not usually put together that seem to make perfect sense when accidental usage brings them together. Peter Drucker’s quote, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed,” is one of th…
    - 10 Jul 18, 3:03pm -
  • Lies About Multitasking In Resumes and Jobs
    Most people take pride in calling themselves multitaskers. Like other motherhood and apple pie topics, it has become a badge of honor to lay claim to the ability to do it even though there is not much proof that it works or even that it exists. Emplo…
    - 3 Jul 18, 5:37pm -
  • The Burn-out Culture of Too Muchism
    “Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.” – Plato   Plato’s comments regarding multitasking were probably meant to be instructive to his followers. We can assume that the point of this lesson was to…
    - 29 Jun 18, 5:00pm -

No Excuses HR

  • Your Tops for 2018
    For those of us who are devoted to Spotify we have just received our Top Songs list for 2018. It's not a big surprise to me that many of the songs near the top of the list are from bands I've seen this year. It's been a fantastic music year...as I…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 9:43pm -
  • Crash and Burn Leadership
    Wait, what?We're leaders. We don't have time for anything ever, let alone ourselves, right? We care for others!We care for our teams!We care for our CEOs!We care for the employees!We...crash and burn. That's what we do.We crash. and. burn.Give Giv…
    - 15 days ago, 28 Nov 18, 6:56pm -
  • The Great Unsaid
    "Oh, yes...he has always acted that way. It's just part of life here.""She does that all the time...her team has learned to work around her.""When he gets in one of his moods, look out!""She's always rude and interrupts..yet we hold everyone else acc…
    - 28 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 3:17pm -
  • Influencer
    What comes to mind when you hear the term influencer? Is it a prolific blogger or motivational speaker? Perhaps it's a celebrity or someone 'larger than life?' Maybe it's someone with a ba-zillion followers on a social channel?While those labels hav…
    - 37 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 1:27pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

    - 22 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Why I Meet Once A Week With My Team
    That’s right. Once a week I meet with every single person on my team. Sometimes our meetings are 15 minutes, other times a half hour. I even ask them to complete a weekly form before our meeting. I adapted it from Cy Wakeman’s Reality Based Leade…
    - 6 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • Ten Simple Ways To Be A Great Manager
    Ten quick tips on how to be the great manager your employees want: 1. Ask their opinion But only do this if you actually care. And do not shut down their ideas with laughter or bad body language. You may say “great idea” but your body language or…
    - 1 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • It’s About The Heart – Why You Should Never Counter Offer
    We spend a lot of time talking about retaining our best people. Too many times though, we wait until our star gives us their resignation notice and then we try the worst tactic possible – the counter offer.  Some managers scurry about trying to fi…
    - 23 Jan 18, 12:15pm -

The HR Field Guide

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

    - 9 Nov 17, 12:51pm -

HR Nasty

  • Is it OK to have a company Christmas tree? HR speaks out
    No trees were cut, bound, lashed, or had melted candle wax dripped on themCompany Christmas treeWith so much sensitivity in the workplace and so much insensitivity in the political arena, I thought I would update a classic post. Every year, I am…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 12:11am -
  • Remote worker, why some companies allow it and why others don’t want to
    Effective remote workers in their elementHow the remote worker can demonstrate successDo you want to be a remote worker? With evolving workforces and the new technologies entering the job market, one common perk in a comp package is the ability t…
    - 31 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 4:09am -
  • A different attitude towards workplace diversity
    Let there be cake!Disclaimer: *The following story is a true workplace diversity story. I wrote the below post which was uploaded on our company website and am reposting it here with permission. The names have been omitted to protect from poaching.…
    - 65 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • What is your desired salary?
    Will your answer to the Desired Salary question make it rain?We know the Desired Salary question is coming“What is your desired salary question?” Ever worried if your number was too high or too low when interviewing for your dream job? Ever w…
    - 26 Jul 18, 5:20am -

HR Gal Friday

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

RU HRelevant

  • Destination Nashville #HRTN17
    The 2017 Tennessee SHRM Conference will most definitely be the destination for up-to-date and relevant HR industry news, best practices and networking. But in the mean time and in between time, HR folks like to have a good time…and there’s … Co…
    - 17 Jul 17, 5:03pm -
  • Talent Will Only Get Us So Far
    From sports to work, we see so many individuals with an incredible amount of talent that still somehow manage to jack it all up and fall flat on their faces. Whether it be the charismatic new employee that can charm management, … Continue reading…
    - 12 Jun 15, 1:05pm -
  • Performance He Created
    Two and a half years ago, a group of HR practitioners and bloggers took a chance on me, this rookie blogger that was trying to find his place in the game. After only being in the HR social media space … Continue reading →
    - 19 May 15, 1:43pm -
  • Forget HR! I’m Going To Work For Starbucks
    Is the grass always greener on the other side? Not necessarily. But I can tell you when it comes to employee incentives, benefits and having executive advocates, the coffee may be stronger and sweeter on the other side…at Starbucks. Today … Conti…
    - 14 Apr 15, 2:23pm -

Christopher in HR

  • A Matter of Degrees
    She shivered. As my better half and I left a quaint little bistro in the early evening the temperature had changed since we entered. From a balmy 70 initially, (21 to my friends on the other side of the pond) it was now a nippy 62 (17) since the sun…
    - 14 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 12:55pm -
  • Good News
    It was a dark and stormy night… Actually that’s not true: it was a beautiful sunny morning but I’ve always wanted to start a post like that! The phone rang and although I didn’t recognize it I answered anyway as it was a local call and I hope…
    - 16 days ago, 27 Nov 18, 3:22pm -
  • Fall Out
    Everything in its season. There is no question the world’s a little colder place in the fall. While my friends south of the equator are fast heading towards spring, we in the northern climes are snuggled into fall looking towards the Equinox and wi…
    - 33 days ago, 10 Nov 18, 12:15pm -
  • Math 101
    Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it’s hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let’s start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I’ve worked with…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:13pm -

China Gorman Blog

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

    - 15 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Are HR And Finance Finally Going To Be Friends?
    How on earth can it be August 1st? For that matter, how on earth can it be 2017? After taking off three weeks for vacation and business travel commitments, it’s time to be back considering new research and data of … Continue reading →
    - 1 Aug 17, 11:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newHRE Column: HCM Trends for 2019
    Heading into the final stretch of 2018 and I wanted to share with you, gentle reader, the latest installment of the monthly Inside HR Tech Column that runs on Human Resource Executive Online.The piece is titled HR Technology Trends You Can't Afford…
    - 9 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 2:01pm -
  • newJob titles of the future: Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer
    If 2018 was the 'Year of AI' in enterprise technology, 2019 is shaping up to be Year 2 I would suspect. The development, growth, spread, and seeming ubiquity of technology providers touting their AI and Machine Learning powered solutions is showing n…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 18, 2:00pm -
  • Color of the Year 2019
    In the continuing tradition of 'If it interests me, it must be interesting to other people too' that explains just about everything that gets covered on this blog, it is once again time to examine one of my favorite and recurring topics - Pantone's '…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 3:05pm -
  • Sensing age discrimination at work? Maybe try changing your date of birth
    Here in the US, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) specifically forbids workplace age discrimination against people who are age 40 and over. The law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 4:52pm -

Women of HR

  • Is Perfectionism Required to Be Successful?
    In a business world often still very male dominated, being a woman can be a challenge. How do women manage the challenges and strive to be successful? Often, it’s by trying to be perfect. We’re taught by culture that perfectionism is supposed to…
    - 51 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • 6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
    - 58 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
    - 73 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 2:34pm -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 28 Aug 18, 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, www.supermaneddy.com.I 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 -

Talent Culture

  • new5 Ways Technology is Changing the Face of HR
    With potentially groundbreaking HR technology solutions emerging, we’re seeing a tech boom that is fundamentally reshaping the way we work — and how we think about HR. According to the 2019 HCM Trends report from The HR Federation, a network of l…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 12:00am -
  • new2019 Will Be an Amazing — and Bewildering — Year for HR Tech Buyers
    The year ahead is going to be amazing for those of you who purchase HR and recruiting tech. We’re witnessing an unprecedented proliferation of talent platforms, solutions and services — now complete with artificial intelligence and super-smart al…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • #WorkTrends: Diversity in Practice
    The evidence continues to pile up: Diversity pays. Whether you’re in the heart of Silicon Valley or elsewhere, diversity at work provides a greater breadth of thought, experiences and approaches, and it’s becoming more important than ever in busi…
    - 6 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 1:00pm -
  • 5 Questions Hiring Managers Should be Asking About Modern Personality Tests
    Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger has said one of his methods for finding the right job candidate is to arrive early for a breakfast interview and ask the restaurant manager to purposely make a mistake with the candidate’s order. He says the tactic…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 12:00pm -

Recruiter Chicks

  • Last Minute Tips for #SHRM14
    Here are 14 tips as the countdown begins for #SHRM14.  Most will be useful for SHRM Annual Conference newbies and some will be great reminders for those of us who are SHRM Conference veterans.  Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!   1.  Be p…
    - 19 Jun 14, 1:33pm -
  • SHRM13: Keep Calm and Forge Ahead
    HR Conferences are a great way to learn, grow, get informed about the latest employment law related updates, network with fellow HR professionals and get a general idea of where HR is headed.  Chris Havrilla and I were honored to attend the SHRM Ann…
    - 21 Jun 13, 4:24am -
  • 5 Tips for SHRM Annual Conference First Timers
    SHRM’s Annual Conference is rapidly approaching.  I usually start thinking about packing for this amazing adventure about two weeks out.  Coincidentally, I just returned from a family vacation to Disneyworld and I have often referred to the…
    - 4 Jun 13, 1:08pm -
  • The Interview – Button Up!
    Periodically, we all need to be reminded of the importance of buttoning up in an interview.  An interview is a business meeting where job seekers and hiring managers put their best foot forward to determine if there is a match.  It’s all about ma…
    - 17 Apr 13, 5:05am -

The Savage Truth

  • Billing Manager Masterclass. ‘Super-Early-Bird’ closing soon.
    Super Early Bird deal closes in two days! Secrets of the Successful Billing Manager This is the big one. An all-new masterclass for Billing Managers, the hardest job in recruitment. That is, any recruiter who has to juggle personal targets with manag…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 6:37pm -
  • Do you have a ‘lets-piss-candidates-off’ strategy?
    The massive criticism of agency recruiters over the treatment of candidates? Often justified. Plenty of poorly trained recruiters around, and plenty more who don’t care enough to make an effort. But understand this. Agency recruiters do not come in…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 7:40pm -
  • New! Greg Savage Masterclass. ‘The Billing Manager’.
    Billing. Managing. Leading. Secrets of the Successful Billing Manager This is the big one. An all-new masterclass for Billing Managers, the hardest job in recruitment. That is, any recruiter who has to juggle personal targets and managing consultants…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 8:00pm -
  • Nothing is tougher than leading in a downturn.
    My previous two blogs were on the theme of ensuring your company is recession-proof. The first, ‘A recession is coming. And you will not survive’, told tales of recessions past, and how we rode them out when many others did not. Last week in ‘R…
    - 24 days ago, 19 Nov 18, 8:01pm -

Something Different HR

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Change-Effect

  • Recruiting stupidity
    Sometimes we get an unexpected lens on the profession. Too often we look from our own position of knowledge and insight and not often enough do we put ourselves in the shoes of a user, whether as an employee or candidate. We talk about “candidate e…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • Read less, talk more
    Everyone I know has written a book. My social media feeds and email inbox are all full of friends, colleagues and contacts exalting their new publications. Whether it is recruitment and resourcing, learning or the latest stream – HR Disruption/Tran…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • A blueprint for HR
    I’ve been in the world of people management long enough to know that our profession is not without criticism. Many of the challenges we face are of our own making as we flit between almost schizophrenic versions of our own identity, causing confusi…
    - 32 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Your sickness policy is killing the world
    Did you ever think that policy you introduced to protect against “shirkers” was going to cause a global crisis? Well maybe you need to think again. Last year, Public Health England warned that unless we started to address resistance to antibiotic…
    - 39 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 8:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • Designing a Job-Specific Training Program
    When hired, employees bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to your organization; however, often times there are a few gaps here and there – and of course there is always the learning curve of your business. Training an employee on wha…
    - 2 Aug 18, 8:13pm -
  • The New Kid on the Block: How to Welcome Your New Hire
    Remember the first day of school when you were little? The excitement, the anxiety, the unknown – all the emotions! Starting a new job can elicit the same feelings as we felt on those tender days in grade school…regardless of how old we get. Bein…
    - 17 Jul 18, 6:17pm -
  • Recruitment Benchmarking: Metrics to Consider
    In today’s world, tracking business metrics is essential for leaders to understand where their organizations shine and where they need to improve. Monitoring these metrics on a consistent basis – and turning the results into real-life change –…
    - 22 Jun 18, 5:51pm -
  • Learning Ability: The Key to Hiring Talent for Tomorrow
    When it comes to talent, we tend to think of hiring someone who has a specific list of skills or experience to meet our business needs of TODAY. Hiring someone based on how well his resume matches the job description is a traditional approach and not…
    - 8 Jun 18, 6:51pm -

HR Culture Club

  • Resume Quick Tips

    - 12 Apr 18, 11:08am -
  • 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…
    - 12 Apr 18, 11:04am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • newOn the future of work – a brief note
    The brightest thinkers paint different views of our near to mid future. They describe alternate realities where automation and AI (often used interchangeably) come to rob us of our jobs or free us of our shackles. It’s possible that both camps migh…
    - 15 hours ago, 13 Dec 18, 8:06am -
  • A (rejected) Evidence Based Review
    My review of Evidence-Based Management: How to Use Evidence to Make Better Organizational Decisions which you can buy here was rejected by Amazon yesterday for not following their guidelines. I think it does, I imagine they objected to the cow in a t…
    - 18 days ago, 26 Nov 18, 7:25am -
  • How do you value improving others?
    I was talking a while back with the very wise Stefan Stern about the notion of talent and where we place value. One of the things I think we genuinely undervalue is the ability to build or realise capacity/capability in others. The ability to support…
    - 42 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 7:41am -
  • We didn’t care enough
    Yesterday someone asked me why a problem hadn’t been solved before and I replied that we obviously just hadn’t cared enough. It felt like that needed a longer explanation, so I told them what I’m about to tell you… Things that organisations r…
    - 86 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:51am -

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

  • newYour Business Needs A Leader
    Your business most definitely does need a leader, and you might have thought instantly, ‘well it has one’. Your business needs a leader this time of year more than it does any other, but that doesn’t mean you can just have one big push at the e…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 1:45pm -
  • How Well Are You Looking After Your Employees, Really?
    An entrepreneur has a lot to juggle in their mind. Entrepreneurship involves the marriage of numerous (often very disparate) skills and there are great many considerations that we contend with every single day in the operation of our enterprises. Am…
    - 14 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 1:57pm -
  • 4 Basic SEO Principles That All Entepreneurs Should Keep in Mind
    There’s just no getting around the fact that, in this day and age, SEO needs to be one of the fundamental considerations of just about all businesses. Whether your business operates wholly in the physical world, or especially if it’s entirely web…
    - 15 days ago, 28 Nov 18, 3:50pm -

HR Pockets

  • What can I do for #GivingTuesday?
    Giving Tuesday is here friends! Giving Tuesday happens the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving (and ya know, Black Friday & Cyber Monday), it’s an international day of charitable giving. Who am I giving to on this #GivingTuesday? I’m so glad you aske…
    - 16 days ago, 27 Nov 18, 1:11pm -
  • I’ll staple those applications
    This is a story about a time I when I had a great idea. The year was two thousand and seven. I was all of 21 years old and very ambitious. I had been working my first “grown up” job for a year now and had been exceeding all expectations. I had le…
    - 3 Jul 18, 12:47pm -
  • Only 48 hours
    Like most of the #SHRM18 attendees and bloggers I have a lot of thoughts to share with you all from the sessions I attended, but one has constantly been running through my mind since Wednesday. What if you only had 48 hours to respond to the biggest…
    - 26 Jun 18, 12:14pm -
  • The first time I tweeted
    Hot off the heels of #SHRM18 and I have to share that I’ve been quite sappy about it! First reason being because Chicago is where it all started for me. #SHRM13 was the first time I was invited to be a part of the bloggers team and I was absolutely…
    - 24 Jun 18, 6:46pm -

Charlie Judy

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

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • Signing Off the Acacia HR Blog for 2018
    This blog started in 2010 before the business was even official. I started a blog (then called HR Chatterbox) as a way to keep myself relevant while I decided what I wanted to do after a layoff. When I started the business, the blog switched to being…
    - 28 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • Course Correcting a Lack of Accountability
    Whenever we talk to a new startup client, we ask questions around the type of environment they want to build for employees. What type of culture do they want to have? What is their leadership style and how do they plan to work within it and adjust wh…
    - 31 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • The Advantage of Perspective: How Knowing Your Personality Type Creates Understanding
    I tweeted last week that I was very frustrated with someone for acting like an introvert. The irony in that? I’m an introvert. This individual kept emailing instead of picking up the phone to discuss, assumed I understood what was in her head and w…
    - 35 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • SHRM’s Newest Event Could be a Game Changer for HR Departments of One
    Last year, at the annual SHRM conference, there was a greater focus on HR Departments of One. I heard a stat, and I’m not sure if it’s true so take it for what it is, that 72,000 SHRM members are HRDOO. If that is accurate, that is nearly 25% of…
    - 38 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 2:00pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • How Gamification Won
    I remember hearing Rajat Paharia on a panel discussion some years ago denouncing the term Gamification. He was at the time dubbed the Father of the strategic technical discipline. Logically, the commodification of the behavioral practice wore him out…
    - 24 days ago, 19 Nov 18, 10:13pm -
  • A Chance At Gratitude
    I woke up early in an East Coast town and (against my better judgment) checked my social media feed. I was met with positivity (?) Two positive posts in a row.... 2! With the mid-term election a day behind us, people may have exhausted their hatred f…
    - 34 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 5:58pm -
  • Behave Yourself
    It was an honor to be included in Dr. Bob Nelson's new book "1001 Ways to Engage Employees". I shared a case study with Dr Bob which showcased how we used the SCARF methodology to enhance a major technology company's performance management strategy.M…
    - 41 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 8:41pm -
  • Collabratory
    Sales people are naturally competitive, in fact, most people are competitive (whether they choose to admit it or not). Competition fails to impress because it is perceived to be rooted in jock culture. No one is impressed by chest pounding (especiall…
    - 49 days ago, 25 Oct 18, 1:33pm -

What Goes Around

  • newStories of Hope and Courage
    My friend Andy Copps recently invited me to take part in a storytelling event in London, called Stories of Hope and Courage. I was asked to provide some live art to accompany the stories as they unfolded, and there was some live music in the mix too.…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 7:16am -
  • Minden Calling : European Adventures
    A few weeks ago I wrote about the free art project extending into Europe. Since then, I’ve accepted a kind invitation to show some of my art at an exhibition in Minden, Germany. Minden is one of the towns twinned with our borough, and next March th…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 10:37am -
  • Lights Out : A Labour of Love
    When I was a kid, I remember my Mum buying me a Spider Man comic while I was ill, and off school for a few days. For years after that I bought loads of different Marvel comics, and I always remembered that day I read my first one. Stan Lee, the creat…
    - 27 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 4:08pm -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

    - 4 Dec 17, 2:05pm -
  • Jobvite and Fistful of Talent Hangout!
    Our first hangout is at 1pm ET on Tuesday, November 14th Google for Jobs/ROI of Recruitment Marketing Spend! What You Need to Know to Look Smart!! This past fall I participated in a great series of events for Jobvite called the Recruiter Nation Live…
    - 10 Nov 17, 3:39pm -
  • Why All the Individual Suggestions for Engagement Are WRONG
    If you’re getting this update you haven’t switched your subscription to the new site. I just checked my feeds and deleted anyone on this feed who was also on the list for the new feed. So only those who haven’t switched are getting this update.…
    - 3 Nov 17, 2:06pm -
  • Change Is Good!
    I need 3 minutes of your time. 3 minutes to make my life easier. And you know it is ALL about me. But really, this will make YOUR life easier (and so much better.) If you’re getting this update via email you are subscribed to the “old” site. I…
    - 1 Nov 17, 12:29pm -

HR Warrior

  • Employer Changes in Illinois: 300 Days Plus New POSTER
    The following are a couple employment related changes all business owners and human resources professionals in Illinois should be aware of.DOCUMENTATION RECOMMENDEDEmployees of any Illinois employer now have a much longer time frame to bring a compla…
    - 64 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 4:52pm -
  • Top HR Podcasts Chosen for HR Student Review
    Since 2011, I have incorporated a social learning aspect to my HRM and Strategic HRM course.  The graduate students get to chose while the undergraduates are assigned a specific podcast to listen to each week.  Over the years, I have incorporated b…
    - 27 Aug 18, 2:03am -
  • HR Assessment Risk Summary
    In summarizing the potential for risk in the human resources and personnel practices of organizations visited over the past few years, the highest risk of audits, investigations, grievances and the resulting potential for penalties, fines and legal…
    - 28 Jun 18, 10:58pm -
  • Talking HR with Brian Pierce from WMAY
    This morning I had a chance to talk with Brian Pierce from WMAY as a member of Local First Springfield. We talked about ice cream, management coaching, hiring and retaining employees and more.  Have a listen!Listen to "Rogers HR Consulting - 6/15/18…
    - 15 Jun 18, 9:12pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • So…Can I Bring My Bong to Work Now?

    - 7 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 8:33pm -
  • 29 pieces
    Twenty-nine. That is the number of pieces of mail I received from vendors in the lead up to the opening of #SHRM18 in Chicago tomorrow. As someone who has been blessed to attend multiple of these annual extravaganzas of everything … Continue readin…
    - 16 Jun 18, 9:50pm -
  • Screaming at my technology
    This week I have been fighting a regular battle with my HRIS. For those not in the know, HRIS stands for Human Resource Information System. If an uninterested observer were watching this battle unfold, I believe they would unequivocally state … Con…
    - 19 Feb 18, 11:05pm -
  • The lessons from first jobs
    All of us had a first job at some point. The question I ask now that some of our careers have gone 10, 20, even 30 years on; what lessons from our first jobs are we carrying with us today? … Continue reading →
    - 16 Jan 18, 1:15pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • How Do Great Leaders Move Forward? Dan Schawbel Says Get “Back To Human”
    It takes me a while to get through business books. There is so much competing for my attention: Ozark on Netflix, pics of my friends’ kids on Instagram, my daily skinny, non-fat, vanilla latte, hot from Starbucks.  However, every now and then a bo…
    - 43 days ago, 31 Oct 18, 5:51pm -
  • Can Technology End Unconscious Recruiting Bias?
    Can HR technology and chatbots remove unconscious bias in recruiting? I’m telling you there’s a chance. Let’s start with this one fact: Most of us really, really like ourselves. A lot. We usually believe the way we do things is pretty spot on.…
    - 51 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 7:00pm -
  • Big Acquisition News from LinkedIn! #TalentConnect Week at #DBHR
    Hey Gang — it’s day one of LinkedIn #TalentConnect Week and we are starting off with a BANG.  Watch this short clip to hear about some BIG LinkedIn acquisition news…
    - 66 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 6:28pm -
  • On DBHR> It’s LinkedIn #TalentConnect Week!
    Hello Friends!  I’m happy to announce the beginning of LinkedIn Talent Connect Week at DBHR.  Next Week (October 8-11, 2018) LinkedIn is having their annual Talent Connect conference in Anaheim, CA.  I’m thrill to announce I will both cover an…
    - 69 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 4:59pm -