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Laurie Ruettimann

  • newLFR Summer Book Review
    At some point, I’ll get back to work and start writing. But not now. Instead, I wanted to pause for a moment and reflect on Huge Inc’s summer reading recommendations. It’s heady and interesting and full of books I’ll never read because I’m…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:45am -
  • Volunteering is a Lifeline
    Years ago, my husband and I moved from Chicago to a tiny city in Michigan for his job. We said yes because we couldn’t say no. The Chicago site was shutting down, and the relocation offer was also a promotion. In fact, my husband’s HR guy was the…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 10:45am -
  • The Core Four: Essential Components of a Meaningful Workplace
    “What’s next, Laurie?” People want to know what’s next for me, and the answer is that I’m not sure. I’ve killed my startup, but I haven’t killed the idea that companies can avoid making the same mistakes over and over again. What keeps…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 10:45am -
  • On Communicating
    Hi, everybody. Love you. I’m fine. I wanted to say hi and talk about communicating.The post On Communicating appeared first on Laurie Ruettimann.
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 3:28pm -

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

  • User Experience & Artificial Intelligence in HR Technology
    The Infor HCM team continues to innovate in HR technology– from Artificial Intelligence, advanced analytics, and importantly,  user experience design.
    - 13 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 12:20pm -
  • Back In the Saddle: SHRM17
    I'm back in the saddle, but it's a different ride this time.  Stay tuned for what I see and hear on my unstructured journey and follow #SHRM17 on Twitter for all the latest on sessions, learning and fun at the event.
    - 62 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 2:39pm -
  • Killing Anxiety at Work
    The key for me has been to only work in situations where I am not put in that position. When it comes to my team or people I partner with, I keep that in mind. I don't ascribe to the idea that I am the ultimate editor of everyone else's work. And
    - 13 Mar 17, 1:46am -
  • The Consistency Fallacy
    Who are you now? What can you do to ensure that the you of tomorrow is also being considered?
    - 28 Feb 17, 4:42pm -

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…
    - 7 days ago, 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

  • What’s Your SHRM Relationship Status? Final Thoughts on #SHRM17
    Final Thoughts on #SHRM17 How would you describe your relationship with SHRM?   Member Volunteer Vendor Speaker Staff Board Member New Attendee Certified Professional In this grouping, I am or have been a 1) member 2) volunteer 3) speaker 4) new att…
    - 53 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 7:18pm -
  • Born on the Bayou – HR Social Media #shrm17
    A big topic of discussion that ran through the week of #ASHRM17 was how the New Orleans SHRM 2009 event was in many ways the birth of the social media sphere that exists in SHRM today.  I was part of a terrific informal dinner that took place one ni…
    - 54 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 3:22pm -
  • It’s Time To Make A Change #shrm17
    It’s Sunday, June 25th.  Today is the day that I made the decision to switch from being an avid Uber user to a hopeful Lyft user.   The reason I made this decision today comes from conversations I had with other HR pros while serving as a member…
    - 55 days ago, 25 Jun 17, 9:22pm -
  • If Not You, Who? If Not Now, When? Kat Cole @ #SHRM17
    I’m writing a series of three short blogs that touch on the key points that I encountered in New Orleans while attending the SHRM 2017 Conference and Exposition.  I’m going to start with the Sunday keynote, Kat Cole.  I’m a fan boy of this am…
    - 55 days ago, 25 Jun 17, 7:45pm -

EveryDay People

  • Who Will Speak For Me ??
    As you go into work this week, the first thing on your mind will most likely be a problem or challenge you’re facing. It could be a deadline that is looming or a myriad of other things that genuinely need your attention. I doubt, however, that empl…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 11:59pm -
  • Exist or Thrive ??
    Another work week is upon us. How does that make you feel? Seriously. What’s your attitude going in? I know the realistic answer is “it depends” because I can’t understand or cover all of the life situations everyone is facing. These probably…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 1:47am -
  • What You Say . . .
    . . . matters. This may seem like an overly obvious statement. However, I don’t think we believe it because we are extremely careless with our words – especially when it comes to people. It’s so easy to get frustrated with how others treat you,…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 1:48am -
  • Send a Note !!
    When I went to high school . . . (Yes, I know I sound like my Dad, but hang with me) . . . you used to write notes to people to get their attention. It was like a spy movie because you didn’t want to get caught, or have someone read it who was ……
    - 34 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:02am -

Women of HR

  • Empowering Women in HR Technology – #HRTechConf 2017
    “We need more women in leadership roles.” A common theme across many companies, and many industries.  But an issue that seems to be gaining more and more steam in the technology and HR technology industries in particular.  Historically male-dom…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Machines Will Rule the Workplace?  Not So Fast…
    There’s no arguing that we’re in an era of unprecedented technological advancement.  When I look back on when I started my career just out of college (longer ago now than I care to admit, but still not that long ago) and think about how much the…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Accommodating the Needs of Parents Who Are Shift Workers
    Parents who are shift workers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to scheduling. From a parent’s perspective, they want to have flexibility in their schedule so that they are able to meet the demands of their child, whether it be attendin…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:25pm -
  • 5 Things Startup Companies Should Look for When Hiring New Employees
    When looking for new employees, finding candidates with relevant industry experience is often necessary.  But let’s face it, there will often be many candidates with very similar credentials. Credentials are important, but not necessarily sufficie…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:00am -

TLNT

  • newPower Doesn’t Just Corrupt, It Can Rewire Your Brain
    You’ve heard the expression, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” We’ve all suspected the truth of Lord Acton’s indictment and have witnessed the tone deaf boss emotionally obtuse to his effect on underlings. Now…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • newRecognition Can Help You Win (and Keep Winning) the Talent War
    The battle for talent is as fierce as it has been in nearly a decade, prompting business leaders to reexamine people strategies and practices in order to be competitive. It’s also underscoring the importance of employee recognition – and for...
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 2:23pm -
  • new7 Strategies For HR People to Speak Up and Be Heard
    Janet is a human resource manager who’s lost her mojo when it comes to asserting herself in her newest position. “I’ve become afraid to speak up when I should,” she confessed to me. She’s not alone – I hear this...
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 7:45am -
  • newLeaders Say ‘Purpose’ Is Important, But It Doesn’t Often Guide Decisions
    I’m seeing a trend in the human capital management space wherein vendors/consulting firms are creating mini-whitepapers rather than big research reports. The continuation of “Snack Nation,” I guess. But I like it. For those among us who just do…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 4:41pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • Is Diversity delivering ROI?
    The answer is obvious. According to McKinsey, 2015 “Companies with diversity outperform less diverse organizations (15% higher for gender diversity, 35% higher for ethnic diversity)”. Surprisingly though, most companies fail to set-up their D&I…
    - 51 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 2:40am -
  • Are companies strangling innovators while wanting to be “innovative”?
    For years I and (my networks) have worked with companies wanting to be “innovative”. We have applauded their quest, and even gone along for the ride (at least emotionally). But in most instances, we have come away asking “Are companies strangli…
    - 88 days ago, 23 May 17, 10:36pm -
  • Data Driven HR starts with…wait for it…measuring data!
    In the past few years, after being involved in about a dozen HR technology projects, I can say one thing with certainty, I am yet to meet a 100% data driven HR function. I am going to start by making clear, THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT verbal HR admonishin…
    - 12 Feb 17, 9:11pm -
  • Series: Making the case for technology: Part 2: What are the benefits?
    In a recent post, I discussed the cost of buying new technology. This is a common question every person trying to purchase new technology in their organisation gets asked “Where is the business case?”. However, the business case is not complete w…
    - 23 Jan 17, 9:42am -

HR Gazette

  • newinnovatework Toronto Review
    Despite the wet conditions and dense traffic, HR, Talent, and tech enthusiasts came out in their droves last night to hear from top speakers and an awesome panel at the third innovateworkTO summit. The event included lots of networking and learning…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 4:30pm -
  • HR Tech Interview: Roy Pereira
    Ahead of innovateworkTO this week, we got a chance to chat with Zoom.ai CEO, Roy Pereira. Here’s the first of a two part interview. Read the second part at our partner title, WorkingTech. Tell us about your career up to joining Zoom. I took Comput…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 4:11pm -
  • How is cloud replacing shared services in HR?
    Cloud computing has secured a safe spot when it comes to offering integrated service solutions. From SaaS to BPaaS, the cloud frenzy has been influencing the way businesses function and consume services. Though shared services have already been deliv…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 1:04pm -
  • Study Finds Employees Struggling to Manage Anger Perform Poorly
    Every year unethical conduct costs employers billions of dollars. But much of the time unethical behavior can fly under an employer or supervisor’s radar. The Signs So what signs should companies look for when evaluating employees? A study publishe…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 1:00pm -

HR Ringleader

  • User Experience & Artificial Intelligence in HR Technology
    The Infor HCM team continues to innovate in HR technology– from Artificial Intelligence, advanced analytics, and importantly,  user experience design.
    - 13 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 12:20pm -
  • Back In the Saddle: SHRM17
    I'm back in the saddle, but it's a different ride this time.  Stay tuned for what I see and hear on my unstructured journey and follow #SHRM17 on Twitter for all the latest on sessions, learning and fun at the event.
    - 62 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 2:39pm -
  • Killing Anxiety at Work
    The key for me has been to only work in situations where I am not put in that position. When it comes to my team or people I partner with, I keep that in mind. I don't ascribe to the idea that I am the ultimate editor of everyone else's work. And
    - 13 Mar 17, 1:46am -
  • The Consistency Fallacy
    Who are you now? What can you do to ensure that the you of tomorrow is also being considered?
    - 28 Feb 17, 4:42pm -

HR Examiner

HR Cloud

Your HR Buddy

  • new4 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…
    - 3 days ago, 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…
    - 5 days ago, 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…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 12:28pm -
  • Nisha Raghavan @TheHRbuddy is in the Job Market finally! #HireHRbuddy
    Yes, You read it right! I am currently available in the job market and looking to getting back to a Full-time Corporate HR/Talent Acquisition role in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, TX. Finally after a long wait of 4 years I am now eligible to work in th…
    - 10 Sep 15, 1:30pm -

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 -

PeopleGoal Blog

DATIS HR Cloud

  • newFive Question Fridays With Linda Rosenberg
    Our ‘Five Question Fridays’ interview series is back this week with another exciting guest. The goal of this interview series is to talk to the brightest minds in the Health and Human Services about everything from technology to policy. In...
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 12:55pm -
  • newMillennial Managers: Is Your Workforce Ready?
    You’re probably thinking, “Here we go again with another millennial article,” but we are not here to discuss the negative and frequently criticized reputation of this demographic. The time has finally come for millennials to denounce their ster…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 6:26pm -
  • Empower Your Workforce Through Employee Self-Service
    As HR and Payroll software continues to grow in both prevalence and popularity, the phrase employee self-service, commonly referred to as ESS, is becoming more well-known. ESS is a feature that allows employees to manage their own personal informatio…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 6:10pm -
  • HR Software For Human Services Organizations
    My new Amazon Echo arrived in the mail yesterday. I could not resist ordering one a few weeks ago when they were offered half-price on Amazon Prime Day. It was amazing that a device so powerful and intelligent could be...
    - 9 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 3:08pm -

HR Gazette

  • newinnovatework Toronto Review
    Despite the wet conditions and dense traffic, HR, Talent, and tech enthusiasts came out in their droves last night to hear from top speakers and an awesome panel at the third innovateworkTO summit. The event included lots of networking and learning…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 4:30pm -
  • HR Tech Interview: Roy Pereira
    Ahead of innovateworkTO this week, we got a chance to chat with Zoom.ai CEO, Roy Pereira. Here’s the first of a two part interview. Read the second part at our partner title, WorkingTech. Tell us about your career up to joining Zoom. I took Comput…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 4:11pm -
  • How is cloud replacing shared services in HR?
    Cloud computing has secured a safe spot when it comes to offering integrated service solutions. From SaaS to BPaaS, the cloud frenzy has been influencing the way businesses function and consume services. Though shared services have already been deliv…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 1:04pm -
  • Study Finds Employees Struggling to Manage Anger Perform Poorly
    Every year unethical conduct costs employers billions of dollars. But much of the time unethical behavior can fly under an employer or supervisor’s radar. The Signs So what signs should companies look for when evaluating employees? A study publishe…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 1:00pm -

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

  • Post-Vacation Glow? Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Employees Return to Work Feeling Stressed
    How do you feel when you come back to work after taking a vacation? Are you relaxed? Happy? Sad? Stressed out of your ever-loving mind? If you selected the last option, then you're right on trend with a new survey out today from Seattle leadership de…
    - 59 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 4:51pm -
  • Millennials Worry About Their Workplace Fashion Choices
    Do you instinctively know what to wear to work? If not, welcome to the club because a new OfficeTeam survey reveals many employees are flummoxed by modern workplace fashion! We don't understand the dress code at our workplace, we don't know if our ou…
    - 61 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 8:56pm -
  • A-I, Yi, Yi: We Think Robots Will Take Somebody Else's Job, Not Ours
    How do you feel about artificial intelligence in the workplace? Is it a good thing, or a bad thing?A new survey reveals a high level of human anxiety around automation and the rise of AI. But the survey reveals another tidbit that's even more interes…
    - 64 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 8:01pm -
  • At Least We're Making an Effort to be Civil at Work
    It's a bleak day for civility here in the nation's capital, but the seventh annual Civility In America survey provides a tiny ray of light: nine in 10 employed Americans consider their workplace to be quite civil.Weber Shandwick, along with Powell Ta…
    - 66 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 6:57pm -

The HR Blog

  • Use Coworking For Networking
    One of the attractive features of the concept of co-working is its work culture of which networking is an inherent part. In a co-working space, entrepreneurs Continue reading Use Coworking For Networking at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 42 days ago, 9 Jul 17, 9:17am -
  • The Art of Salary Negotiation
    There is no point in jumping directly in the salary negotiation arena; you start slow until you know where the other party is coming from. You should pay attention to positioning. The traditional style of you and your team on side and they on the oth…
    - 49 days ago, 2 Jul 17, 9:19am -
  • Getting Ready For Developmental Coaching
    Developmental coaching, in contrast, is focused on your long-term development as a whole, with an aim to increase your broader human capacities. It is geared towards equipping you to make a smooth transition to a higher level of functioning.Continue…
    - 59 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:38am -
  • Tips For Conducting Training Needs Analysis Accurately?
    The first step in the process of ensuring the appropriateness and effectiveness of training is an organisational need analysis process. This process clarifies organisational objectives and the desired level of performance. Needs analysis is a common…
    - 66 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 9:48am -

The HR Capitalist

  • newABOUT INNOVATION: Why Are Nirvana Cover Bands So Good?
    Sell the kids for food Weather changes moods Spring is here again Reproductive glands He's the one Who like all our pretty songs And he likes to sing along And he likes to shoot his gun But he don't know...
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 5:46pm -
  • A Performance vs Potential 9-Box From a Portion of Our Company...
    Here's a 9-box from a department in our company - performance on the horizontal, potential on the vertical. Not bad at all. Some like Picasso. Some like Warhol. I think this is art. If you want to order this as...
    - 4 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 2:48pm -
  • The Tyranny of Single Stall, Gender-Neutral Bathrooms in the Workplace...
    Notes to follow from life on the road... Topic: Transgender individual's rights to use either bathroom (men's or women's) they desire. Buckle up, people. But it's probably not going to be what you think. I spend a lot of time...
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:28pm -
  • The Elon Musk Test For Whether You Deserve a Raise....
    You're going to love this one... In his 2015 book, "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," Ashlee Vance shares the story of how Musk stopped working with his longtime executive assistant in early 2014. According...
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 1:53pm -

Unbridled Talent

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

  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas in two weeks with a few of the 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. O…
    - 53 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 8:16pm -
  • Three Takeaways from #SHRM17
    I'm back from another whirlwind SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans. I've attended for seventeen (17) straight years, so what did I notice in particular about this one?1.  As always, the volunteers and SHRM staff once again did an exemplary job in…
    - 58 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 6:30pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM18 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2018 Conference being held in Chicago, IL, June 17-20.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (on…
    - 58 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 3:56pm -
  • You're Likely Not Going to be Happy about the Box Lunches at #SHRM17. Don't Complain About It.
    It's less than a week to the SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans, and I'm busy reviewing sessions and finalizing trip details, so this will be a short, but important, post.  Here it is:Don't complain about the box lunch at SHRM.This will be my 17t…
    - 68 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 5:13pm -

HR Potential

  • #durhamminersgala 2017 favourite snaps
    The Durham Miner’s Gala is one of my favourite days of the year. I have been attending most of them for around 13 years. I love the brass band music, the colourful banners and the history of the event. This year I decided to take a camera and try t…
    - 36 days ago, 15 Jul 17, 9:45am -
  • From Political Economy to the Job Centre
    Last week I attended the Critical Management Studies conference, hosted by Edge Hill University in the faded grandeur of the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. It was my second time visiting the city and also my second academic conference. Although my strea…
    - 37 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 11:20am -
  • Hrpotential’s Key Themes ufhrd2017
    Having just returned from the Universidade Europeia in Lisbon, I am keen to share my learning from attending my first academic conference; the University Forum for Human Resource Development. (John Watkins) One of the most interesting papers was me w…
    - 69 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 8:46am -
  • The Art of Seeing
    Some time ago I read a neuroscience book that suggested a technique for seeing issues from another person’s perspective. The process, accompanied by an explanatory diagram, involved imagining yourself physically occupying the same space as that per…
    - 9 Feb 17, 2:47pm -

Evil HR Lady

  • newBarclays Puts Creepy Sensors to See Where All the Bankers Are
    You’d be perfectly okay with your boss installing a monitoring device called “OccupEye” that can tell them when you’re at your desk and when you’re not, right? The fact that it has a creepy name doesn’t really help me feel comfortable…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 10:30am -
  • newI Took 10 Flights in a Month, and Here’s What Happened
    This was a summer of flying. My two children and I took a total of 10 flights in a matter of four weeks, and while I was prepared for the worst, the recent news hadn’t prepared me for what would really happen with our flights. Here’s what happene…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 12:55pm -
  • newThe Importance of Paid Time Off and Vacation
    Americans famously get less paid time off than other developed nations, and yet we don’t manage to use it all. While it may seem better to have your employees working than to have them enjoying their PTO, the reality is that you should want them ou…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 10:13am -
  • newDealing with Ransomware Attacks
    Have you heard of WannaCry, Cryptolocker or Cryptowall? These, and other malware, cause ransomware attacks. That’s where someone steals your data and holds it hostage. Your data is worth far more than your hardware, so it can put any business into…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:11am -

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

  • newYour Employees Are In Pain … Acknowledge It and Help Them.
    In How to Manage After the Events in Charlottesville, I talked about what organizations need to be prepared to do from a policy enforcement standpoint should something like those events happen involving employees in your workplace. But what about the…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:30am -
  • How To Manage After the Events at Charlottesville
    This weekend was hurtful and horrible for America. On Friday,  in Charlottesville, Virginia, White Supremacists marched with torches thru the city to the statue of Thomas Jefferson located on the campus of University of Virginia in protest of decisi…
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  • Prioritizing Your Priorities
    Productivity has become a huge focus for me in 2017. Juggling multiple priorities for me is nothing new. However, as my responsibilities and team continues to grow, I have to be more organized in order to remain effective. I also have to be more awar…
    - 11 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Dear Pepsi, Your Apology Sucks
    Pepsi released a commercial ad this week featuring model and Kardashian sister Kendall Jenner wandering into a protest and resolving the tensions by handing out Pepsi drinks. The imagery was an homage to a popular #BlackLivesMatter photo. And the wor…
    - 6 Apr 17, 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

  • Go Forth and Spam No More
    The debate rages on at conferences, meetings, online media, and in just plain gossip. Why does everyone say they hate spam and then engage in the same practices they deplore? This is especially puzzling when the spaminator is a recruiter who is not o…
    - 30 Dec 16, 10:46am -
  • Loosening the Life of Lethargy
    Read any motivational book or blog post about accomplishing anything in business or in life and there is probably an underlying assumption that everyone wants to be lively and progressive. Sweet memes are made of this. Is this an unrealistic picture…
    - 20 Dec 16, 5:24pm -
  • The Worst Advice Ever: Be Authentic
    It is possible to wear out a good thing by overusing it. Tap someone once with a finger and you get their attention… do it repeatedly and you make a bruise. The same is true with using words until they become so stale that they induce nausea. Liste…
    - 25 Oct 16, 2:30pm -
  • Technology and Respect for Its Roots
    One of my favorite pieces of art is Winston Link’s photograph “Old Maude bows to the Virginia Creeper” in which an old horse seems to be giving deference to the approach of new technology. Gene and Roy Hampton just happened to be at the crossin…
    - 17 Aug 15, 4:55pm -

No Excuses HR

  • Generation 'Leadership-Do-Your-Job'
    "Parents [and leaders] often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it."- Haim GinottThe PeopleI'm not a big fan of focusing exclusively on one generation or another when I think about job satisfaction, leadersh…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:05pm -
  • Give Me Your Soul
    Loyal - "unswerving in allegiance"ThenThere was a time when employees were thankful to have a good job, working for a good company, one that would 'take care' of them for the duration of their career. It seems to me however, there was an imbalance b…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:06am -
  • "Who" Is Your Recruitment Strategy
    I hear lots of discussions that go something like this...P1  "So, what is your recruitment strategy?"P2  "What do you mean?"P1  "You know, are you using LinkedIn more, or spending money on Indeed?"P2  "Oh, yea, we're looking into that, and defini…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 11:47am -
  • The Corporate World's Hot Mess
    I'm not one of the young guns anymore. I'm not that 'rising star' (in my mind) that takes bold action, launches new strategies, or sets the world on fire. Wait a second, who am I kidding, of course I still do all of those things! However, I view the…
    - 25 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 10:56am -

HR Remix

  • Lack of Curiosity is Killing Your Career
    And Your Organization No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives. – Neil deGrasse Tyson People are terrified to ask questions. Over time that fear of asking questions, the inability to…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 11:15am -
  • #HRTailgate : How to Be An HR Social Media Rock Star
    Have you ever scanned a job candidate’s Twitter account as much as their resume? Thought about using social media to showcase your HR expertise? You’re not alone. Social networks are changing the landscape of offices around the world, and the imp…
    - 53 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 12:15pm -
  • Carnival of HR – Pre #SHRM17 Edition
    This time of year, the HR conference season is in full swing and if you can’t make a major conference, you can still attend vicariously through other attendees on social media.  A few weeks ago, I followed the #WorkHuman conference on Twitter, Ins…
    - 67 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Three Years, Three Trips to the Finals #DefendTheLand
    By the time LeBron took his “talents to South Beach” my husband and I had taken our talents out of state as well. LeBron did what many people from the Northeast Ohio area do. You leave Cleveland for warmer weather and better opportunities. As lon…
    - 80 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 10:45am -

The HR Field Guide

  • "Long Time Gone"
    It's been a minute since the last post here at the old field guide and quite a bit has happened in my professional life since then.Two promotions, a couple of reorganizations, an awesome new boss (and a new boss for my new boss), some major changes o…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:07am -
  • "Love Changes Everything. . ."
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  • "Talent Is A Wonderful Thing. . ."
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  • "Your Body Language Shapes Who Your Are"
    I recently had the pleasure of reading Amy Cuddy's game changing book Presence, it's had me rethinking how I hold myself, how I present information, how I tackle challenges, how I meet with new and familiar colleagues, how I conquer the things that s…
    - 2 Mar 16, 12:00pm -

HR Nasty

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…
    - 33 days ago, 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

  • 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…
    - 53 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 12:13pm -
  • Hope
    Watch the children. Right outside my door is a running path that goes around a small pond, skirts the edge of two hospitals and eventually meanders past a pretty good-sized playground at the edge of a large market. The playground is usually full, oth…
    - 61 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 10:15am -
  • Greatness
    Are you grateful? Yesterday I had a full day – between playing golf and then marshaling I was on the course for 14 hours and the peak temp was 99 (37 C for my global friends.) It was a long day. I knew I had to stop at the grocery store on the way…
    - 83 days ago, 28 May 17, 4:34pm -
  • The Doctor is Out
    I’m not a doctor, but I play one on tv. That’s an old commercial so it my not resonate with many of you but what I remember being surprised about was that the actor had to remind the viewer he wasn’t a doctor. As if. Flash forward to current ti…
    - 94 days ago, 18 May 17, 11:54am -

China Gorman Blog

  • The Value of Purpose

    - 5 days ago, 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 →
    - 19 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Happy 4th of July!
       
    - 47 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • One Internet Trend To Watch
    As I’ve written in the past, Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is a treasure trove of data that most HR professionals miss. That’s because the report isn’t about HR trends, it’s about internet trends. But almost any way you … Co…
    - 54 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 11:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newCHART OF THE DAY: There are more job openings in the USA than ever
    I know I have written a couple of versions of this post in the last year or so, but to me, and as the data referenced in the post title keeps increasing, I think it is worth taking a look at the latest job openings data.As always courtesy of our pa…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • Three quick takes on the LinkedIn - hiQ Labs news
    First the news in case you missed this yesterday.From our pals at Fortune:A U.S. federal judge on Monday ruled that Microsoft's LinkedIn unit cannot prevent a startup from accessing public profile data, in a test of how much control a social me…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • Webinar: Choose the Future: Five Important HR Tech Conference Themes
    Quick announcement of a FREE webinar I will be doing this Wednesday, August 16 at 2PM ET to discuss some current and important HR Technology Trends, and to do a bit of preview of the upcoming HR Technology Conference. You can read the abstract of…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 1:23pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 292 - Shaping and Improving Company Culture
    HR Happy Hour 292 - Shaping and Improving Company CultureHost: Steve BoeseGuest: David Sturt, EVP, OC TannerRecorded live at OC Tanner's Influence Greatness Conference in Snowbird, UtahListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve was…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 1:00pm -

Women of HR

  • Empowering Women in HR Technology – #HRTechConf 2017
    “We need more women in leadership roles.” A common theme across many companies, and many industries.  But an issue that seems to be gaining more and more steam in the technology and HR technology industries in particular.  Historically male-dom…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Machines Will Rule the Workplace?  Not So Fast…
    There’s no arguing that we’re in an era of unprecedented technological advancement.  When I look back on when I started my career just out of college (longer ago now than I care to admit, but still not that long ago) and think about how much the…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Accommodating the Needs of Parents Who Are Shift Workers
    Parents who are shift workers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to scheduling. From a parent’s perspective, they want to have flexibility in their schedule so that they are able to meet the demands of their child, whether it be attendin…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:25pm -
  • 5 Things Startup Companies Should Look for When Hiring New Employees
    When looking for new employees, finding candidates with relevant industry experience is often necessary.  But let’s face it, there will often be many candidates with very similar credentials. Credentials are important, but not necessarily sufficie…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 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

  • newThis Is How You Can Support Your Employees Mental Health Self Care
    When computer engineer Madalyn Parker told her team she would be taking a mental health day, her boss at the […]The post This Is How You Can Support Your Employees Mental Health Self Care appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • newBuild Lasting Relationships at HR Tech Connect
    HR tech is undergoing dramatic change—from the shift to mobile and the explosion of analytics and artificial intelligence, to new […]The post Build Lasting Relationships at HR Tech Connect appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 10:30am -
  • new#WorkTrends Recap: Using Empathy to Reduce Anxiety in the Workplace
    Now more than ever we need empathy — especially with recent events. Our professional lives and personal lives can’t always […]The post #WorkTrends Recap: Using Empathy to Reduce Anxiety in the Workplace appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • newBeing Human at Work
    When our oldest child entered middle school, we found it necessary to meet with his principal. At that time of […]The post Being Human at Work appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:30am -

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

  • ‘Exclusive’ candidates will double your billings
    Not long ago I wrote how ‘unique candidates’ are the future of successful recruiting. Indeed, recruiters talk a great deal about securing exclusive job orders (although few recruiters actually know how!) while we should really put equal focus on…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 9:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – The modern recruiter: sourcer vs seducer
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled “The Modern Recruiter: Sourcer vs Sedu…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 10:00pm -
  • The Savage UK Recruitment Director Masterclass
    This is no time for ‘business as usual’ if you want to grow profits, fast. That’s why the Greg and Chris Savage Owner and Manager ‘Savage Growth Accelerator’ Master Class is no ‘normal’ seminar. It gives you a unique ‘action plan’ f…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • Great recruiters live on the ‘edge’.
    Today’s recruiter is never ‘done‘. You are never ‘trained’, ‘expert’, or ‘finished with learning’. It’s constant renewal, up-skilling and starting again. That is your challenge from today on. I like the concept of ‘living on the…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 9:00pm -

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

  • Don’t Fall For These 3 PEO Myths
    Partnering with a PEO can seem intimidating, especially for entrepreneurs. You’ve poured your lifeblood into your business, and now someone wants you to hand over the reins? Not likely
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  • FAQ: What Is a Co-Employment Relationship?
    When you partner with a PEO, you enter a co-employment relationship. That relationship offers a lot of benefits to small businesses, including vendor management, benefits administration, recruiting assistance, and more. 
    - 22 Feb 17, 9:20pm -
  • Will PEO Certification Make a Difference for Small Businesses
    On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA), giving professional employer organizations (PEOs) statutory recognition. Essentially, PEOs will now have the opportunity to seek certification with the…
    - 24 May 16, 2:43pm -
  • Employee Health Benefits: now and into the future
    The future of employer sponsored medical benefits lies in what’s happening now. Regardless of what happens in the upcoming elections, no leadership is in a position to unwind history or throw babies out with the bathwater. It’s just t…
    - 29 Apr 16, 3:31pm -

HR to WHO

  • Discussing Who Episode 47: Review of Doctor Who Series 10, Episode 5
    Jamie Mathieson crafts another stellar episode in ‘Oxygen’, the fifth episode of Doctor Who Series 10. Bill, Nordole, and The Doctor find themselves aboard a space station where they must spend the most valuable currency available. What happens w…
    - 69 days ago, 11 Jun 17, 10:46pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 46: Recap and Review of WHOLanta 2017
    Colin Baker. Nicola Bryant. Jamie Mathieson. Camille Coduri. All were featured at WHOLanta 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia on May 05-07, 2017. We made history with the first in-person meeting of the Discussing Who podcast team! This special episodes include…
    - 94 days ago, 17 May 17, 10:59pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 45: Review of Doctor Who Series 10, Episode 4
    What creaks and crawls within the walls? The Doctor and Bill discover the answer in 'Knock Knock' before paying a visit to the Vault. Plus, the team give their final thoughts on WHOLanta 2017! Hosted by Kyle Jones, Clarence Brown, and Lee Shackleford…
    - 94 days ago, 17 May 17, 3:57pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 44: Review of “Thin Ice” Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 3
    The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Bill to London 1814 in "Thin Ice". What lies below the frozen Thames? Can the Doctor and Bill get back before the tea is ready? Plus, WHOLanta 2017! Join us as we review Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode Three. Hosted by…
    - 11 May 17, 11:58am -

Change-Effect

  • Ten ways to make a better day
    Is it me, or is there a general sense of menace and disgruntlement in society? Sometimes it feels like an all-pervasive nastiness is in the air – like atoms bouncing off one another, we go around getting increasingly grumpy with the world. And of c…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Should you only work once?
    How many jobs should one person have? I don’t mean in the entirety of their life, but at any one time. My default belief, probably like many of you, is one. I mean if you can’t get paid enough from one job, then there’s probably something wrong…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Who is HR responsible for?
    In the fallout from the BBC pay debate, I found myself responding to indignant comments about the “state of HR” by pointing out that I very much doubted that the contracts that were under discussion were covered by the BBC’s HR team. The debate…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • Reasons to be cheerful
    We’re talking about gender pay – After a week of headlines about the BBC, this might not feel like a positive but the fact we are even having the conversation is. It is very easy to single out the BBC, but I wouldn’t mind betting that the detai…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 7:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • newRecruitment Roundtables: A Great Way to Improve Process & Stakeholder Relationships
    When consulting with clients on improving their recruiting function, I have found poor communication is one of the top reasons there is a breakdown in the process. Strengthening the relationship between key stakeholders (e.g., recruiters and hiring…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Internship Program
    Designing an internship program that is a win-win for both the organization and the intern is not as challenging as you may think. To design a program that is a true value-add to the company as well as an enriching experience for the intern, a little…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Managing Remote Employees
    For many of today’s organizations, hiring remote workers is a great way to grow their talent pool – enabling them to hire the best person for the job, regardless of location. Yet, knowing how to manage an employee you do not see face-to-face ever…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 12:00pm -
  • Embracing the Spirit of Summer at Work
    Remember the excitement as a child when the summer months rolled around? When that last school bell rang, a sense of adventure and freedom was upon us as we looked forward to warm, sunny days outside riding bikes with friends, staying up late, and em…
    - 43 days ago, 8 Jul 17, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

  • OfferLetter.io: Your Salary Negotiation Tool
    I’m a huge fan of pay transparency.  Basically, my thought is if you’re paying people fairly, what do you have to hide?  Of course, not everyone feels that it is proper to talk about pay, but even giving people a formula for how pay is calculat…
    - 21 May 15, 7:33pm -
  • Job Search Webinars
    Forget changing the margins on your resume and sending it in to job portals where you don’t even get a response. I’m here to bring you all of my best tips to help you land your dream job with 2 job search webinars. Did you know more people get jo…
    - 11 Mar 15, 7:16pm -
  • Corporate Culture Steals from Quicken Loans
    Quicken Loans made big waves last year, climbing the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work List from #13 to #5, so you know they have some corporate culture ideas you want to steal.  One of the most basic ways they get team members to chug the QL Kool-Ai…
    - 26 Jan 15, 4:52pm -
  • Office Tech at CES
    In case you’re not familiar with CES, it’s a super big electronic and tech show in Las Vegas supplying all of the new trends to meet your office needs.  While nerds and Sin City don’t often go together, when they do it’s a crazy mishmash of…
    - 14 Jan 15, 2:53pm -

101 Half Connected Things

  • They need to #learn… Or maybe… 
    There is a framing issue with thinking about organisational capability (and individual capability) that has been troubling me. And that’s the posing of organisational issues as learning needs –  rather than learning needs AND/OR required systemi…
    - 59 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 6:53am -
  • That bridge in happier times
    When the Olympics were in London in 2012 I took my daughter up to see the marathon. We arrived at London Bridge station and walked across the sealed off bridge. Sealed off for better reasons.  Whilst we were crossing it we came across a group of Fre…
    - 77 days ago, 4 Jun 17, 8:56am -
  • How I Became a Success in HR 
    I’m often asked how I became successful in HR.  I’ve never viewed myself as such – I know some great people who I consider in a different league to me – but in the spirit of the type of list you’ll find in Inc or on LinkedIn I thought I’…
    - 25 Apr 17, 8:10pm -
  • What have you done for me lately? 
    I just picked up on this quote here  I spent Saturday with some of our volunteers talking about how we might evolve our local networks and communities. We’ve made real progress in our relationships with our volunteers in this area – and I know…
    - 27 Mar 17, 7:25am -

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

  • newIt’s Time To Take Your Career To The Next Level
    Are you ready to move forward along your career path? You have to be careful that you don’t stay in the same place at the exact same level for too long. Otherwise, you’ll find it’s years later, and you’re still in the same job you started whe…
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  • A Gentle Soul: Career Ideas For Those That Care
    When thinking about a new career, most people look towards their hobbies and interests to guide them into something they can love. Of course, this sort of method is great, as it will fulfill more than one part of your life. But, it isn’t the only w…
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  • More Pain Than Gain: What to do to Improve Your Work Life
    We all have a work life and a home life. If one of those is causing us stress, it can make our lives feel far worse and less enjoyable. That’s probably not what you want. So, here’s how you can improve your work life if it’s starting to feel l…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 12:57pm -

HR Pockets

  • 3 ways Technology has made me a better HR Pro
    If you thought this was a blog post about the many HRIS options out there you can just close this page now. For those of you that want to know what I’m talking about that’s not an HRIS here it is: Google. Y’all…. I can google anything! It’s…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:50pm -
  • Participation Trophies at Work
    Found this post while cleaning up my drafts and decided to publish it. I wrote this almost two years ago, yet didn’t need to change a thing.   I have yet to meet a millennial that enjoys being called a millennial. I often hear from my fellow gener…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:51pm -
  • Stay in touch #SHRM17
    It never feels like enough time at national conference. Every one is back home by now and getting in their usual work routine again (after a 12 and a half hour crash to recharge our introverted batteries-just me?). We are all catching up on what we m…
    - 52 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 1:30pm -
  • Leading the witness
    Often times we are eager to interview candidates to join our organization and some times we get so excited or have so much information to cover that we make this common interview mistake – we lead the witness. With an estimated 5-6 million jobs op…
    - 55 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 12:11pm -

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

  • newCreate a Robust Benefits Package That Makes (Most) Everyone Happy
    In today’s world, people want a variety of benefit offerings from their employers- in fact they pretty much expect it. Companies used to be considered great employers if they offered decent pay and medical benefits, but that is not the case anymore…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • It’s Time to Refresh Your Recruitment Strategy…Or Actually Have One
    One of the topics I speak about at HR meetings is “Getting Ahead of the Recruitment Curve”. Like all of my talks, I tailor it to small businesses or those without a ton of resources or budget. Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, I thin…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 2:35pm -
  • Get Your Employees Excited and Engaged About Open Enrollment
    Acacia HR’s Christine Kopp is getting you ready for Open Enrollment in today’s post. That’s right, the title says get your employees EXCITED and ENGAGED about open enrollment this year. I know it’s August, but now is the time to start plannin…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 5:30pm -
  • Encouraging Risk-Taking in Your Employees
    I have two newish clients who are embarking on very similar journeys. Both are international companies launching their business, or as spin-off, in the states for the first time. Both have decided to launch in California, because if you can get the p…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 4:00pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • Better (For Now)
    Each summer, I have the opportunity to teach a class to college students. After coaching baseball among 10 years old boys and days spent with professionals of various generations, being on campus is a pleasant change of pace.Being a teacher, a coach…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 2:13pm -
  • At The Risk of Sounding Unpopular
    I've been suffering social media fatigue of late. Taking a little time off has allowed for some personal introspection:The amount of content made available to us can be overwhelming.Is there a way to find only the information that we deem meaningful?…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 8:02pm -
  • Workforce Report - 2017
    Moments after stepping off the plane from New Orleans I headed into San Francisco to present at the Northern California Human Resources Association's Compensation Conference.After a week of interacting with 10's of thousands of HR Professionals, a fe…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 10:15pm -
  • SHRM17 Take Aways
    The Society for Human Resource Management have concluded our 69th Annual Conference. Ideas were shared, people spoke and exhibitors exhibited while HR Pros braved the rain and well-functioning air conditioning.This having been my 10th SHRM Annual Con…
    - 57 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 7:55pm -

What Goes Around

  • Taking Responsibility
    A friend recently pointed me in the direction of a short TED talk by Barry Schwartz (8 minutes), titled “The way we think about work is broken.” Schwartz observes that we’re not used to challenging things which have become socially acceptable…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 8:04am -
  • Preparation : The Colour And The Shape
    This month has a lot of creativity, art, and culture in it. June kicked off with The Art of Innovation talk at the HR Inner Circle, followed by an Art of Innovation election night special at the offices of BDG. Over the next two weekends I am partici…
    - 61 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 8:18am -
  • The Art of Innovation : HR Inner Circle
    This week, I spent a very interesting and enjoyable day at the 2017 HR Inner Circle Conference. I got to meet and speak with a lot of interesting people, I heard two friends, Phil and Ian, talk about their work, and I spoke with the audience about ex…
    - 73 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 7:07am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – Part 2 – Time to Align
    Note to Subscribers: Sort of a bait and switch here… If you don’t want to read this quick update on my blog subscriptions you can get to the article by clicking here. On to the update. When I started blogging again on my own site I quickly threw…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 2:15pm -
  • Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – Part 1? – Consider Your Brand
    Or is it Part 2 since I posted the intro piece last week? Does the intro count at Part 1? I’m going to say no. The parts are the elements – the Intro/Summary aren’t part of the series. So this series really has 7 parts but only 5 of them are nu…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:05pm -
  • Patrick Lynch from the Frontier Group on the #”Paul”Cast
    My THE Ohio State University fandom took a hit in this “Paul”Cast  because my guest – Patrick Lynch – got his undergrad at that school up north and then doubled down getting his MBA at its little sister, the Spartans. (O – H…) When I…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:40pm -
  • Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – The 5-Part Series
    No one believes because they dissected a frog in High School they are qualified to perform surgery on their pets or heaven forbid another human (well some do but yuck!) Yet when it comes to incentive and recognition program design it seems that a lot…
    - 40 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 3:20pm -

HR Warrior

  • HR Conference Cruise video

    - 85 days ago, 26 May 17, 3:53pm -
  • Recent Speaking Gig Topics
    I am often contacted about what I speak on and since I rewrite a new paragraph or two every time, I thought I would document it here for those who have interest.I cover any topic related to management and especially as it relates to employees via hum…
    - 10 May 17, 4:36pm -
  • 21 Prezi's Last Year + 25 Clients
    Wow! Now you can see part of why I have not been blogging as much as in the past. The Running an HR Department of One (aka Doing More with Less) was with my speaking partner Mr. Dave Ryan the HRCzar. In addition to the speaking list below, I did HR c…
    - 23 Feb 17, 8:32pm -
  • Annual Review of Blogging Here & Elsewhere
    This year was one of the slowest blogging years I have had due to growing consulting business, Rogers HR Consulting, on the side while maintaining my full time job.  I appreciate the independent consultants I work with to keep the consulting work go…
    - 23 Feb 17, 6:30pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • Yes, write now!
    This is a pivotal week for us. So much to consider, to say, and to do. I know this hard for many of you, but it’s so important so bear with me for a moment. If everyone I know would … Continue reading →
    - 17 Jan 17, 12:58pm -
  • Bright and Lively
    Welcome to 2017! The beginning of 2017 is a start for something new in my life. It marks the official launch of my new HR consulting firm, Allegro HR. During the last quarter of 2016, there was work put into … Continue reading →
    - 9 Jan 17, 3:59pm -
  • Comfortable being Uncomfortable
    A theme that was highlighted during this year’s SHRM Volunteer Leader Summitwas “being comfortable being uncomfortable.” Three different speakers I heard (including two of the keynote presentations) used the phrase and emphasized the concept. I…
    - 20 Nov 16, 2:55pm -
  • Everyday or Extraordinary?
    Is it possible that the things we experience as everyday occurrences are actually extraordinary? Summer evenings in my home had many of the same things that anyone would experience. Kids chasing fireflies, the music of ice cream trucks, and lots ……
    - 17 Nov 16, 12:05pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • newERE Conference! Recruiting! Minneapolis! And Your Chance To Save $300!
    Wouldn’t you rather spend $300 dollars on ice cream than a conference.  If so, read ahead! My friends — If you are a recruiter, HR Pro, or leader interested in learning from the best, don’t miss the always inventive, always exciting ERE Fall C…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 3:52pm -
  • newVIDEO: #HR On The Run > 3 Reasons To Change Your Brand.
    On this episode of HR On The Run I talk about HR Branding — more importantly — what are some reasons you or your team may need a brand refresh.  My inspiration? The new rebrand of Coke Zero to Coke Zero Sugar. (What?!) Watch to hear 3 reasons wh…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 2:16pm -
  • I Was In Charlottesville, Here’s What Locals Want Me To Share.
    By the biggest of coincidences I was in Charlottesville the weekend of the recent protests. My husband, who rarely has to travel outside of AL for work, had to take a deposition in a small Pennsylvania town not far from Charlottesville.  Since we’…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 5:58pm -
  • Want Affordable, Effective Workers Fast: Hire “Brandless” Employees.
    Companies and agencies are continuously trying to find the “holy grail” of talent:  New hires who can do the job well and come at an affordable salary. As an HR pro, I don’t know how many times I’ve been told by hiring managers to find the…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 3:43pm -