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Laurie Ruettimann

  • newWhat Now? Thoughts on the #MeToo Movement
    The other morning, I watched middle-school boys march to school. They were a loud gaggle of arms and legs and energy moving on impulse and swinging backpacks and books by their fingertips. These boys laughed and screamed and slammed themselves into o…
    - 21 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 4:02pm -
  • new2018 Goals: You Need a New Headshot and Portrait
    Three years ago, a colleague of mine told me that my internet headshots made me look amateurish and angry. He said — It’s nice that your husband is a photographer, but you literally need to step up your game and invest a few bucks in a profession…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 9:04pm -
  • newReaders are Leaders: Join the #HRBookClub
    We’re about halfway through January. Will you meet your reading goal and finish one book each month? Right now, there’s a team of people working hard to build because I think you can read 12 books each year. We are trying to help HR p…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 3:50pm -
  • Workplace Harassment: We Got Him!
    I’m writing this note to inform you that the Workplace Harassment Summit was canceled because we got him. That one guy who was making your job a nightmare? It’s over for him thanks to the #MeToo movement, so there’s no need for me to do a talk…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 2:46pm -

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

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

  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 17 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -
  • You need to be at WorkHuman 2018
    Only Two Days Left to Save $300 on WorkHuman 2018 Have you heard of WorkHuman?  If you haven’t, you should check it out.   It’s an event. It’s a movement.  It’s among the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended. If you know about WorkHu…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 8:54pm -
  • WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31
    Brene Brown and many other terrific speakers coming to WorkHuman2018 in Austin April 2-5, 2018! Rates go up on October 31st. Use code WH18INF-MVA to save $300!  The post WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31 appeared…
    - 79 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 8:31pm -
  • How can HR help in Houston?
    How can HR help in Houston? There are a lot of things you can do besides just donating $10 to the Red Cross via text. See if your company has a matching program and make a donation. The organization I work for made a donation to the American Red Cros…
    - 29 Aug 17, 4:50pm -

EveryDay People

  • newHR Kaleidoscope !!
    This past week I was fortunate to present to my home SHRM chapter the Greater Cincinnati HR Association (GCHRA). It was special to me because this is the place where I “grew up” as an HR professional. They provided the laboratory to get to meet p…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:13am -
  • What Are You Reading ??
    I know that it is a bit odd to ask what you’re reading when it’s currently this blog. But, I want to delve a bit deeper than the obvious because I’ve seen a flurry of posts and efforts asking if you’re reading books. And, if you are, which bo…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 12:00am -
  • These Days
    As another year comes to an end, I’ve seen sentiments ranging from “good riddance” to “thank goodness that’s over.” We have been surrounded by news of violence, turmoil, political upheaval, personal failure, on-going war and massive natur…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 9:40pm -
  • The Best Present !!
    As the clock ticks toward Christmas, the hype and push for more purchasing increases. It almost reaches a frenetic pace. It seems that the message is that if you don’t make that one final purchase, then your entire holiday season will be less wonde…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 2:00am -

Women of HR

  • The Subtle Art of Not Caring
    A promotion, a pay raise or a financial achievement should be an opportunity for celebration and acknowledgment; yet it is more likely to expose judgment, jealousy or comparison from colleagues, family and friends. Being influenced by other people’…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Rethinking How We Age at Work
    As a middle-aged female with a long career in HR communications consulting, I’ve been reconsidering my role as a “maturing” business woman. In my experience, women tend to behave in one of two ways as they get older. One camp is proud of their…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Improving Employee Engagement with Rewards and Recognition
    A recent Gallup research study shows that employees who do not feel properly recognized are twice as likely to say they will quit within the next year. Fortunately, companies can make a big difference by offering employee reward and recognition pro…
    - 71 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Cultivating Habits for Today and the Future [HR Leader Series]
    Editor’s Note: This is the third post in the HR Leader Series, in which Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais features successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.     Jenny Ooi’s passion…
    - 78 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 11:00am -


  • newHR Has a Role, But Leadership Has to Take Responsibility For Conduct and Culture
    I am still processing the significant amount of commentary about HR’s role in the recent sexual harassment scandals. I wrote earlier about the demands placed on HR that keep us buried in adminis-trivia so that we don’t have time for important w…
    - 20 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 5:12pm -
  • newManaging Absenteeism In a Multi-Generation Workforce
    The composition of the workplace is continually changing as new generations enter. For the first time in history, older generations are working later into their lives giving us five generations in the workforce. As workplaces and the people in it...
    - 21 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 3:35pm -
  • newHere’s How to Make Sure You Don’t Hire a Toxic Worker
    Nobody intends to hire the whiner, the troublemaker, or the sharp-tongued twit that ticks off customers and drives coworkers crazy. But somehow a few seem to work their way through the system and get hired, managing to lower the morale...
    - 23 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:35pm -
  • newAre You Bike-Shedding Your Feedback?
    Bike-shedding refers to the act of spending lots of time on unimportant details while leaving crucial matters unattended. The term traces back to 1955 article in The Economist by C. Northcote Parkinson, a British naval historian and author. “Parkin…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 5:35pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • 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…
    - 9 days ago, 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…
    - 41 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 10:48pm -
  • Series: Part 2: What does a diverse workforce look like?
    If you have recently visited hrtechgirl, you may have read my post on Is Diversity delivering ROI?. This piqued my interest in all things diversity and inclusion. So this post looks at some thoughts around “What does a diverse workforce look like?…
    - 25 Sep 17, 11:26pm -
  • Fabulous, Functional and Affordable – the new age of HRIS
    Is your HRIS fabulous, functional and affordable? The HRIS market is exploding with options. In fact, a google search for HRIS might leave you with over 7 million results. Sounds overwhelming? I can understand why. But search for fabulous HRIS and yo…
    - 28 Aug 17, 10:44pm -

HR Gazette

  • newHow Chatbots Can Solve the Most Annoying HR Problems
    Technology is an integral part of our lives. Take for example ‘Siri’, the famous and widely used voice-based mobile assistant, which plays a huge role in our day-to-day lives. Yes, the popular intelligent personal assistant can help you with almo…
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:35pm -
  • Podcast Interview with Mira Greenland: Recruiting for SMBs: Challenges and Opportunities
    In the latest episode of the CPSA Recruitment and Talent show, Kevin W. Grossman talks with Mira Greenland, SVP Strategic Accounts and SaaS Social Recruiting Sales at CareerArc. Discover the personal character traits recruiters should look for when s…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 9:06pm -
  • Vendor Profile: APN Consulting Inc.
    APN Consulting Inc. If you need advice for anything technology related, APN Consulting Inc. is a superb choice! APN offers technology that supports a business human resources department. If you are looking to grow IT into your business, APN can help…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 2:51pm -
  • HR in 2018: The Impact of the Gig Economy on the World of Work
    The economy is booming. This is due, in part, to the prevalence of short-term contracts and freelance work. In today’s gig economy, temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and freelancers in…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 4:01pm -

HR Ringleader

HR Examiner

  • newHiring Suffers From Too Much Feeling and Not Enough Thinking
    "Unless you’re stocking Dramamine in the office, maybe it’s time to step off the rollercoaster and try an approach to hiring that features fewer emotional thrills, but better results." - Bob Corlett
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:35pm -
  • newThe Dream
    When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 2:21pm -
  • HRExaminer v9.02
    In Good at Terrified, Heather Bussing writes, “Fear is not something to fight, overcome, ignore, hide from, or defeat. It’s not a weakness. Fear is good stuff. It protects us, gives us important information, motivates us.” What is J…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 5:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #154: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    iCIMS Acquires TextRecruit, Paychex adds Tip Network, Monster wins US Treasury Department deal, UofT new gender identification option, and VC's invested the most capital in 2017 since the dotcom era
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 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 -

PeopleGoal Blog


  • newHow to Handle Toxic Employees
    Happy employees do better work. A study by the University of Warwick in England found that when workforce morale is high, employees are 12% more productive. Statistics like these have executives going above and beyond to try and increase employee...
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 2:31pm -
  • The Power of Modern Benefits Administration
    Open Enrollment and benefit selection can be a daunting task for any HR administrator. Ask yourself, have we truly found the best way to communicate changes being made to our employees’ plans and guide them through this process? With new...
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 3:13pm -
  • Sacrificing Comfort for Growth with HR Technology
    Change is hard. Sticking to what we know is easy. Taking risks and leaps of faith are a test of our physical and mental strength, and the older we get the tougher and more impactful these decisions become. Often, however,...
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 2:40pm -
  • Professional Goal Setting: Looking Back to Move Forward
    The New Year brings so much promise, so much opportunity, so much change. Many of us start the year thinking about the changes we are going to make, which in turn establish our goals for the years ahead.  Unfortunately, by...
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 6:52pm -

HR Gazette

  • newHow Chatbots Can Solve the Most Annoying HR Problems
    Technology is an integral part of our lives. Take for example ‘Siri’, the famous and widely used voice-based mobile assistant, which plays a huge role in our day-to-day lives. Yes, the popular intelligent personal assistant can help you with almo…
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:35pm -
  • Podcast Interview with Mira Greenland: Recruiting for SMBs: Challenges and Opportunities
    In the latest episode of the CPSA Recruitment and Talent show, Kevin W. Grossman talks with Mira Greenland, SVP Strategic Accounts and SaaS Social Recruiting Sales at CareerArc. Discover the personal character traits recruiters should look for when s…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 9:06pm -
  • Vendor Profile: APN Consulting Inc.
    APN Consulting Inc. If you need advice for anything technology related, APN Consulting Inc. is a superb choice! APN offers technology that supports a business human resources department. If you are looking to grow IT into your business, APN can help…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 2:51pm -
  • HR in 2018: The Impact of the Gig Economy on the World of Work
    The economy is booming. This is due, in part, to the prevalence of short-term contracts and freelance work. In today’s gig economy, temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and freelancers in…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 4:01pm -

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

  • Night Howl: When Early Birds Run the Team's Schedule
    It's 6 a.m. on a Monday morning, and you're already sitting in a meeting. You know, the Monday morning meeting that used to start at a very-manageable 10 a.m. -- until the early birds on the team decided that 10 o'clock was way too late. Night owls,…
    - 64 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 6:06pm -
  • Non-Stop Holiday Music Could Hurt Employees' Mental Health
    The holidays are here, and for many employees it means the same short list of holiday songs played on repeat loop all day long, for weeks on end. Now some psychologists are warning that all this repetitious, 24/7 holiday musical cheer could be hurtin…
    - 65 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 8:11pm -
  • Dealing with Co-workers Who Always Fish for Advice (Then Refuse to Take It)
    Your co-worker has a dilemma and seems to be fishing for advice. So, being the nice co-worker you are, you kindly offer some handy advice. But all you get from this co-worker is an icy, cold glare. "I know," this co-worker says in an irritated tone o…
    - 69 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 8:07pm -
  • Four in Five U.S. Employers Will Give Employees Paid Thanksgiving Off
    Do you get a four-day Thanksgiving weekend this year? If so, you're not alone: four in five U.S. employers will be giving employees a few paid days off!Hey, those Black Friday fights don't happen in a vacuum; we need to be out of the office and actua…
    - 70 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 7:38pm -

The HR Blog

The HR Capitalist

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

  • Could You Scout Talent 24/78 365 Days A Year? #8ManRotation
    As 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, and the need for talent management and acquisition becomes increasingly important, it seems HR professionals are continually trying to keep up; being reactive instead of proactive. Imagine, instead, you had to…
    - 24 Aug 17, 6:51pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 22 Jun 17, 3:56pm -

HR Potential

  • Can HRM ever be ethical?
    This post is part of a mini series in which I am engaging the students from my module in answering fundamental questions about HRM. The module is critically focussed (rather than mainstream), based on the necessity that HRM reflect and critique it’…
    - 2 Oct 17, 12:01pm -
  • What is HRM?
    For those of you who aren’t aware, I run a module for students in the final year of their undergraduate degree called Employee Resourcing and Development. In order to differentiate the module, as well as building on the student’s knowledge from…
    - 23 Sep 17, 12:53pm -
  • #durhamminersgala 2017 favourite snaps
    The Durham Miner’s Gala is one of my favourite days of the year. I have been attending most of them for around 13 years. I love the brass band music, the colourful banners and the history of the event. This year I decided to take a camera and try t…
    - 15 Jul 17, 9:45am -
  • From Political Economy to the Job Centre
    Last week I attended the Critical Management Studies conference, hosted by Edge Hill University in the faded grandeur of the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. It was my second time visiting the city and also my second academic conference. Although my strea…
    - 14 Jul 17, 11:20am -

Evil HR Lady

  • newAn HR Viewpoint of Trump’s Bad Language
    By now the whole world has blown up over President Trump’s “sh!thole” remark. It even caused a stir as foreign newspapers tried to figure out how to translate the word properly. Chinese media outlets are tightly controlled and have relatively…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:57am -
  • newSam’s Club and Walmart Face a PR Disaster Caused by Bad HR
    Walmart: Everything is awesome! Raises and bonuses for all! Also Walmart: Shh, we’re closing 53 Sam’s Clubs. Don’t look! On the same day, people. And they didn’t even tell all the Sam’s club employees that they were being laid off before th…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:44pm -
  • How I Increased My LinkedIn Views By 10x Almost Immediately
    For almost as long as I’ve been writing on the internet, I’ve been sharing my posts on LinkedIn. To be honest, I did so because it was easy. I just clicked on the little button above and that was that. I never expected many people to see what I…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 1:23pm -
  • 5 Tips for a Stronger Sick Leave Policy
    According to United Press International, 37 percent of Americans say they would go to work sick because they lack a sick leave policy that allows them to take time off to recover. At least 25 percent actually do show up sick. Sure, you might think i…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 11:00am -

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

  • 4 Important Issues Missing from the Top 2018 HR Trends
    Last week, I wrote about the Top 5 HR Trends for 2018. If you haven’t already, please check them out. However, there are some important issues in our world-place that are impacting our workplace that were missing from that list. And I couldn’t ge…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 11:45am -
  • Top 5 HR Trends for 2018
    2018 is upon us and it is time for predictions of what this new year will bring. Here’s my Top 5 Trends in HR for 2018 (in no particular order) …  Artificial Intelligence (AI) … For years, HR has been behind the curve in the world of AI and th…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 11:40am -
  • The Best of the Buzz 2017
    2017 was a good year for The Buzz on HR, both online and off. The best part was finding my voice again as a writer and speaker. And feeling supported and encouraged by my readers to express myself fully and freely. As someone who writes about managem…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 11:30am -
  • 5 Management Lessons from Die Hard
    “Die Hard?? That’s not a Christmas movie,” you say.  The devil is a lie! Not only is Die Hard a Christmas movie, it’s one of the best everrrrr. Set at an office Christmas party on Christmas Eve with Christmas carols all up and thru both the…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 11:30am -

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

  • Safety Nets and Backup Plans
    Intelligent decision making requires the use of all weapons in our arsenal. Careless decision making is far easier. Except for a situation that is of so little importance that anything works, or is so simple nothing fails, the route to a less than a…
    - 75 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 2:51pm -
  • Life and Career Analogs
    In a recent impromptu interview with award winning movie writer/director Edward Lyons, a story I hope he will someday allow me to record and promote, something clicked in my brain. My career in talent acquisition in a corporate world is not so differ…
    - 84 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 6:30pm -
  • 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 -

No Excuses HR

  • newSenior Leaders, Cheap Talk, & Being Present
    "Culture is to recruiting, as product is to marketing."- Hubspot's Culture CodeCulture, Culture, CultureThe word culture sure gets thrown around a lot, don't you think? For me, it's right up there with values. If I hear one more executive espouse th…
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:29pm -
  • Flowers 'AND' Weeds
    I put a lot of energy into (trying) to be a positive person. I'm talking...fired-up, today is awesome, I love everybody and everything...kind of positive. It's not fake, or insincere. It's who I am.Being HumanDespite my commitment to being Mr. Positi…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 1:17pm -
  • Who was the last?
    person you complimented on your team?person you mentored?person you helped during a tough time?person you supported to receive a promotion?person you were courageous enough to give honest feedback to?person you held accountable?person you told was a…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 1:38pm -
  • New Year, Old Challenge
    "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward."- Amelia…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 3:31pm -

HR Remix

  • Where Leaders Go Wrong
    Does the thought of issuing orders and having your loyal minions follow those orders without question make you jealous? Do you yearn for the “good old days” when people just did what they were told? There’s nothing wrong with that, if you are t…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 12:30pm -
  • Are You The Man (or Woman) Behind The Curtain?
    Wizard of Oz Spoiler Alert! The Wizard of Oz is a mysterious and terrifying leader. Sitting atop his castle, he appears to his subjects as a frightening, disembodied head. Only after Dorothy and her motley crew visit, do we realize that the Wizard is…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 12:32pm -
  • How To Make Better Career Decisions in 2018
    My Advice To You This New Year: Have a Code “You, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by. And so become yourself because the past is just a goodbye.” -Neil Young “A man must have a code.” – Bunk “Oh, no doubt.” – O…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 12:15pm -
  • Why I’m Defiant
    You may have noticed I have not been writing a lot on HRreMix. The truth is I’ve been a bit bored with blogging lately.  Like everyone else I seem to be spending a lot of time on the visual: watching too much “prestige” tv and posting photos o…
    - 72 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 12:00pm -

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…
    - 61 days ago, 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…
    - 64 days ago, 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…
    - 65 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 5:27pm -
  • "Everything You've Ever Wanted. . ."

    - 69 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 12:51pm -

HR Nasty

  • Why you should interview your personal friends when they apply at your company
    I am not going to interview my friend!You just referred a friend of yours to apply for a job at your companyFriend comes in for an interview and your manager likes your referralHiring manager asks you to personally interview your friendYou resp…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 5:24am -
  • ESPP explained in layman’s terms (employee stock purchase plan)
    Take responsibility for your career and your retirementEmployee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)I just read a stat that stated that the average American household has less than $5000.00 in savings for retirement. With the start of a brand new year, I t…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 6:54am -
  • How parents can turn the Christmas experience into interview training
    Kids that were not prepared for the big interview with the CEO of ChristmasSeason of Birth ControlAs we move into the Holiday season, I find I really enjoy this time of year. I am able to break out my heavy sweaters and overcoats that I only have…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 3:37am -
  • The company Christmas tree AKA Ornament Hanger
    They don’t make em’ like this anymoreCompany Christmas tree breaks the rulesJust because I work in HR doesn’t mean I have to follow all the rules. I prefer guidelines and today’s post is a glimpse into how Johnny Law, the HR deputy tries…
    - 48 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 4:05am -

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

  • Math 101
    Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it’s hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let’s start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I’ve worked with…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:13pm -
  • Hope
    Watch the children. Right outside my door is a running path that goes around a small pond, skirts the edge of two hospitals and eventually meanders past a pretty good-sized playground at the edge of a large market. The playground is usually full, oth…
    - 20 Jun 17, 10:15am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 18 May 17, 11:54am -

China Gorman Blog

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

    - 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

  • newStriking for a 28-hour work week: What happens when workers feel like they have the upper hand
    Over the weekend while taking a break from freezing and shoveling snow, I caught this recent piece from the Guardian - German workers strike for the right to two-year, 28-hour working week'.Turns out in Germany the combination of the traditionally…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 1:31pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 309 - The Importance of the Manager - Employee Relationship
    HR Happy Hour 309 - The Importance of the Manager - Employee RelationshipHost: Steve BoeseGuest: Adam Rogers, CTO, Ultimate SoftwareListen to the show HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Adam Rogers, CTO of HR Technolog…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • CHART OF THE DAY: The Changing Composition of the US Workforce
    There are only two websites you need. Actually three, if you count this one. And hint, none of them are Facebook. I promise you that one day you will regret all the time you wasted with Facebook. But I digress.One is, the Bureau of Labor S…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • What comes after the smartphone?
    Today, January 9, 2018, marks the 11th anniversary of the launch of the original iPhone, when back on January 9, 2007 the late Steve Jobs introduced the world to the gadget that would change personal, workplace, and social technology profoundly.Eve…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 2:09pm -

Women of HR

  • The Subtle Art of Not Caring
    A promotion, a pay raise or a financial achievement should be an opportunity for celebration and acknowledgment; yet it is more likely to expose judgment, jealousy or comparison from colleagues, family and friends. Being influenced by other people’…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Rethinking How We Age at Work
    As a middle-aged female with a long career in HR communications consulting, I’ve been reconsidering my role as a “maturing” business woman. In my experience, women tend to behave in one of two ways as they get older. One camp is proud of their…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Improving Employee Engagement with Rewards and Recognition
    A recent Gallup research study shows that employees who do not feel properly recognized are twice as likely to say they will quit within the next year. Fortunately, companies can make a big difference by offering employee reward and recognition pro…
    - 71 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Cultivating Habits for Today and the Future [HR Leader Series]
    Editor’s Note: This is the third post in the HR Leader Series, in which Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais features successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.     Jenny Ooi’s passion…
    - 78 days ago, 31 Oct 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, 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 Common Bad Hires and How to Prevent Them
    Recruiters and hiring managers both dread the same scenario: After the first month on the job, the new hire is […]The post 5 Common Bad Hires and How to Prevent Them appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • new#WorkTrends Recap: Real-World Testing Your Business Idea
    If you’re like me, you have 10 different business ideas in the back of your head. But whether you’re an […]The post #WorkTrends Recap: Real-World Testing Your Business Idea appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 7:19pm -
  • newShare the Score to Truly Engage Your Employees
    Today, I want to talk employee engagement, what it really looks like, and why a scorecard is such an important […]The post Share the Score to Truly Engage Your Employees appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • 4 Reasons On-Site Fitness Centers Have Become Key Recruiting Tools in the Struggle for Talent
    It’s no secret: Today’s employers are struggling to recruit top talent. Current government statistics tell us the U.S. employment rate […]The post 4 Reasons On-Site Fitness Centers Have Become Key Recruiting Tools in the Struggle for Talent ap…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:00pm -

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

  • newThe Future of Recruitment {Podcast}
    Greg and Steve Walker of idibu talk about the future of recruitment, the necessity of change, the skills technology can replace, staying productive, and personal insights. Part 1 of this 5 part podcast focuses on the future of recruitment, asking Gre…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 8:12pm -
  • He made $150k by changing the KPI
    This is a story about innovation. It’s also about leadership, measurement and fresh KPI thinking. And it’s about making money. I learned the lesson in a Board Meeting with my client Donald Stout, MD of Now Careers in Sydney. (Now Careers has seve…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 8:47pm -
  • New! Savage Masterclass. Filling fast. Get Early Bird rate now!
    Savage Sell Sophisticated selling for the Modern Recruiter This series of half-day master classes will be held in March 2018, in nine cities in Australia and New Zealand. 600 recruiters have booked already! These will be sold out, so please – book…
    - 31 days ago, 17 Dec 17, 8:30pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Two questions great recruiters ask every time
    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 ‘Two questions great recruiters ask ev…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 8:00pm -

Something Different HR




  • newThe 7 qualities of exceptional practice
    Creativity – Whilst it might seem a strange one to start the list with, the ability to bring creativity into design and problem solving is one of the aspects that really sets exceptional practitioners apart. We can all suggest something we’ve don…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • That’s not a gap, not if you look from over here…
    The BBC ran an article this weekend highlighting the gender pay gaps of a number of companies that had already reported. The original article is here. Already we’re starting to hear some interesting responses to the debate that it has raised: It’…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Room 101 – 2018
    The first working week of the new year and the air is full of resolutions of hope and good intentions. At the same time, we’ll all be making assertions about the things to watch in the coming year. Frankly, I’m beyond predictions, who knew what t…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Five simple things
    1) Learn in times of adversity – when things are tough you’re forced to look at life with a level of granularity and forensic inspection that can be absent in normal or easier times. Understanding the insight you gain, but not dwelling on it, is…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 8:00am -


  • Ready… Set… Take Action! Tips for Making Your Goals a Reality.
    It’s the beginning of a New Year and time to ACT on your goals! Continue the momentum of a fresh start by putting your action plan for achieving your goals into motion. Here are some critical steps to help you achieve your goals this year: Focus; D…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 1:10pm -
  • Setting HR Goals: Make 2018 the Best Year Yet
    Most likely, you have engaged in some sort of strategic planning session as we approach 2018. When looking at the year ahead, ensuring your HR goals align with the overall business strategy is critical. After all, your people are what propel your bus…
    - 39 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • From my family to yours… wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hello! The holiday season is upon us. A time of year for gathering with family and friends, reflecting on our successes and challenges, and looking ahead to the New Year. This time of year is particularly special to me as I begin to reflect on all of…
    - 53 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • How to Host an Enjoyable (and Safe!) Company Holiday Party
    When the idea of a company holiday party comes up, as a business leader you may get visions of the movie Office Christmas Party in your head – what an HR nightmare! Never fear, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season as a team – without…
    - 67 days ago, 11 Nov 17, 1:00pm -

HR Culture Club

  • Your Salary Negotiation Tool
    I’m a huge fan of pay transparency.  Basically, my thought is if you’re paying people fairly, what do you have to hide?  Of course, not everyone feels that it is proper to talk about pay, but even giving people a formula for how pay is calculat…
    - 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

  • Onboarding
    Onboarding is a terrible term. Somewhere someone’s CV has ‘I coined the term ‘onboarding” written on it and they should be proud of getting something into such common usage and slightly apologetic that we use such an odd term to mean ‘make…
    - 53 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 10:24am -
  • Sorry. 
    That last post wasn’t finished. Technical issue at this end. Since I can’t undo emails the only options appear to be to pretend it didn’t happen – or apologise and wish you a good weekend… Apologies – and have a good weekend. 
    - 53 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 8:27am -
  • My job – come and get it
    For the last (almost two years) I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to head up the CIPD’s relationship with our branch network and with our Council. Our branch network is one of the world’s biggest communities of HR and people development practi…
    - 4 Oct 17, 6:30am -
  • L&D, specialism and accessibility
    I love the L&D profession. I know great people doing great work in enabling organisations and people to flourish. I also lament, at times, the profession’s ability to progress its own thinking and activity and a reliance on outmoded methodologies o…
    - 25 Sep 17, 6:32am -

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

  • 5 Ways to Overcome Cultural Barriers in the Workplace
    As businesses continue to grow their operations in different countries, the need to make workplaces more and more diverse has never been so important. Employees from different cultures are bringing divergent thinking and original ideas to their workp…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 6:35pm -
  • Mastering Safety In Your New Business
    Source There are many things you need to think about and get used to in order to ensure that your business treats its people well. Buy one of the most important, and something which will always be a primary concern or entrepreneurs everywhere, is saf…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 7:15pm -
  • You’ve Been Successful in your Career, Now Be Successful in Life
    It’s not easy to find success in your career. You work hard to acquire the educational certificates you need to enter your profession, and can then spend years getting to the point where you can feel you’ve finally made it in your career. But wha…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 7:13pm -

HR Pockets

  • Go to Human Resources…if you dare!
    Go to Human Resources. In a time when sexual harassment victims are speaking up in a variety of industries I’m seeing more and more people ask, “Where was HR?” … “Did anyone go to HR?” I’ve just scrolled past these comments and kept my…
    - 78 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 3:08am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 29 Jun 17, 1:30pm -

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…
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Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newHR Tech for the Smallest of Businesses
    Whenever I speak to small business groups the question comes up about HR tech that is available and affordable for small employers. We are going to be writing more about specific HR technology throughout the year, but thought we would start a post th…
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  • The Value of Learning and Development in Small Business
    When interviewing candidates for startup or small business roles, the most common question that comes up centers around the stability of the business. For some this is a very easy question to answer. They are well funded, turning a profit and being s…
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  • 2018 HR Audit Checklist
    At its core, human resource management is a tactical function that was created to ensure compliance. Without diving too much into the history, the action of governments creating laws for employers to follow, created a need for a role within every com…
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  • HR Strategy and Goal Setting for 2018
    In my HR career, I have found us to be a very reactive bunch. We tend to tackle whatever is in front of us or on fire with little thought to what’s ahead. I don’t think this is a deliberate action, but more a coping mechanism. Over the years HR h…
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Don't Forget to Remember

  • newSaint of Circumstance
    For all intents and purposes, most may believe that 2017 was an exceptionally trying year. The political climate has bred contempt, frustration has created disagreement and turmoil seems ever-afoot.I have found as life grows longer, so the edges get…
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  • Top 5 - 2017
    Friends -Another year has come and gone; a painful year in many ways. When times are challenging the influence of art becomes of paramount importance. So, it is with great pleasure that I review with you the year in music.St Vincent and Weezer return…
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  • A Million Oysters
    One of the world's finest chefs crashed and burned. He was at the absolute apex of one of the world's mostly subjective and challenging professions serving transformational cuisine in Paris. With his success came the pressure to be original, creative…
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  • So Much Wasted Time
    As a 70's pop singer departed the earth his final words were, "so much wasted time".After 67 years it would be a shame to discover your precious time had been wasted. Or would it?When your time is up, how will your legacy present itself? Having spent…
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What Goes Around

  • Feel The Fear : And Do It Anyway
    The Brook is a lovely community arts venue, bar and restaurant, owned by Andy and Thea Brook. As a family we started visiting The Brook about two and a half years ago. Since then Keira has had a birthday party there, I’ve hidden free art there seve…
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  • Good Things

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  • The Art of Resilience : Video
    At short notice, Neil Usher asked me to give a short talk at Corenet earlier this year. Neil’s a friend, so I said yes, and worried about it later! The event was filmed, and until this weekend, I’d forgotten that the audio/video team sent me an u…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 7:33am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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  • 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…
    - 68 days ago, 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.…
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  • 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…
    - 77 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 12:29pm -

HR Warrior

  • newBereavement Leave FAILs When it Comes to Flexibility
    The following was originally posted on the WomenofHR site on 7/14/15. I am reposting here because I will be referring to it in upcoming presentation where I have done some additional research around this topic of Bereavement Leave. My mission is to…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 9:28pm -
  • How Emergency Management Can Fit into Businesses While Taking the Burden off HR
    Guest Post By Kendall Herbert, Emergency Management SpecialistAccidents, Emergencies, and Natural Disasters happen every day, and their repercussions can affect everyone. Emergency managers are the experts who assist work centers and businesses to pr…
    - 68 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 5:31pm -
  • Is the Good Ole' Boy Network a Myth or Reality?
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Com…
    - 99 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • Engaged Bride to Be = Discouraged Employee
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Community College…
    - 100 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 11:47pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • newThe 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 →
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  • Clean vs. Cluttered

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  • Discussions and Debates in 2018!

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  • 12 years
    Twelve years is a long time to do anything. For the last 12 years I’ve been fortunate to serve as a volunteer leader for the Indiana State Council of SHRM. In that time we’ve accomplished a great many things together. … Continue reading →
    - 93 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 1:19pm -

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