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Laurie Ruettimann

  • You Must Have a Mentor
    I just finished Andy Janning’s book called Heroes, Villains, and Drunk Old Men: A Love Story for Real Life. I loved it. It’s autobiographical, motivational, and calls upon Andy’s expertise in the HR/training space to provide specific strategies…
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 2:44pm -
  • HR Tribe
    I just finished Steve Browne’s book called HR on Purpose. It’s a positive and affectionate appreciation of an industry that can use a little optimism right now. If you’re going to be in HR, you might as well embrace it and enjoy it. Go out ther…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 3:40pm -
  • Join Me for TLNT’s Harassment Summit
    When I quit my job in HR and dreamed of being a writer and speaker, I never thought that I would keynote a conference about workplace harassment with Gretchen Carlson in New York City on January 28, 2018. My dreams were a little more traditional. I h…
    - 5 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 11:45am -
  • How to Innovate in HR Blogging
    I’ve been thinking about how to innovate in the world of HR blogging, which is a ridiculous thing to write. When you’ve been on the internet for over ten years, and everybody around you is an expert in the future of work, it’s not easy to stay…
    - 6 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 2:58pm -

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

  • Writing & Creativity: The Power of the Blank Page
    Much like when we were kids and needed a permission slip to do things, many adults fall into the pattern of not moving forward with something as if they don’t have permission. Read More ...
    - 21 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • 3 Steps to More Strategic Meetings
     When holding high-level, strategic meetings, it's important to remind participants why the business, and their role, exists. Read More ...
    - 28 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 11:14am -
  • Calculating the Number of People it Takes to Change Your Organization
    I learned that in order to turn or change an organization, you only need to find the square root of the total employees and focus on spreading the word through that number of people. Read More ...
    - 32 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 11:34am -
  • What Are Your Boundaries At Work?
    For many people, being truly present at work is not possible.  The demands of very busy jobs, ones where they take pride in the rapid pace, makes present, thoughtful decisions a luxury. Read More ...
    - 33 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 3:28pm -

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

  • WorkHu,am 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 $300! https://www.workhuman.com/   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm No Ego: How leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama…
    - 42 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 -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 26 Jun 17, 3:22pm -

EveryDay People

  • newMoved to Tears
    The holidays seem to raise the level of emotions everywhere you go. My wife has the Hallmark Channel on seemingly 24/7 to take in every Christmas movie she can. I peek in every once in awhile as well. It’s great to watch a story with a positive end…
    - 21 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 1:27am -
  • One Thing Leads to Another !!
    There’s a myth in the workplace that I’d like to take on, and hopefully debunk. The majority of work that occurs every day regardless of industry is that we strive to be “done.” It consumes us. Entire strategic plans are regularly based on th…
    - 8 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 2:17am -
  • Shine !!
    I look forward to the weekend after Thanksgiving because that is when my family traditionally decorates for Christmas. I’ll hold out every year even though society keeps trying to make the holiday season start earlier and earlier. My favorite part…
    - 15 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 12:52am -
  • Friends in HR !!
    HR is often a profession practiced in isolation. That’s unfortunate but true. HR folks are isolated both inside their organization somewhat because of the nature of the work that we do, and outside because HR people are reluctant to connect on purp…
    - 22 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 2:12am -

Women of HR

  • 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 41 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • Helpful Resources for Women in Tech
    Google is recently caught under fire over allegations of gender pay discrimination. An employee-led probe at the tech giant alleges that female employees are still compensated less than their male counterparts, at most job levels. As a matter of fact…
    - 46 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 11:00am -

TLNT

  • newBe Sure Your Diversity Program Addresses These 3 Issues
    Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is no longer about filling a quota. Today, D&I is recognized as a key way to boost profits and increase innovation. It simply makes business sense. McKinsey’s 2015 Diversity Matters report revealed a strong correlat…
    - 4 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 6:18pm -
  • newEngaging Your Freelance Talent Is More Important Than Ever
    The war for talent continues to rage, and 77% of CEOs are now concerned about talent/skills availability as a business threat, according to PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey. But where do CEOs turn to find this valuable and elusive talent...
    - 7 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 3:23pm -
  • newYou Can’t Say ‘Yes’ to Everything
    It is fundamentally impossible for one person to “do it all.” At some point, you are going to need to learn how to say “no” when your bosses or co-workers want to dump more work into your lap. Saying “yes”...
    - 9 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 1:35pm -
  • It’s Time to Talk About What HR Can Do About Sexual Harassment
    I never thought that I would keynote a conference about workplace harassment with Gretchen Carlson. Ten years after leaving my day-to-day job in HR, it’s disheartening that women and people of color still continue to face extraordinary hurdles in t…
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 5:06pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • 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…
    - 4 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?…
    - 77 days ago, 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 -
  • Reflections of a #hrtechoholic – AHRI 2017
    #hrtechoholic is a word, there I said it. And thanks to Australian HR Institute (AHRI) for feeding my hrtechoholism (yes that is another word now too!). Without any drum-roll, here are my observations from the few hours spent at the exhibition and ga…
    - 23 Aug 17, 1:19am -

HR Gazette

  • newHorrible vs. Extraordinary Bosses
    I entered my office on Friday to a box on my desk. I assumed it was some equipment from my IT team, but upon further examination I saw it was from a Prime online retailer. I opened it to find a personal gift to me from my Chief HR Officer; something…
    - 6 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 4:30pm -
  • newCrucial Steps Towards Employee Engagement That Managers Can Miss
    So, you want to engage your employees? Welcome to the quandary that has 70% of America’s business leadership in crisis mode. Why 70%? That’s Gallup’s estimation of the national employee disengagement level. The ball-park fiscal consequence: $50…
    - 8 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 2:45pm -
  • HRchat Podcast Interview: New Channels to Educate and Engage Employees with Miles DePaul
    In this episode of the HRchat show, host Bill Banham speaks with Miles DePaul, Co-Founder and Managing Director at PatchFM and speaker at the DisruptHR Toronto event. PatchFM is used by large companies to help employees better engage with internal n…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 5:47pm -
  • DisruptHR Toronto Interview with Ilana Ben-Ari
    #DisruptHRTO is happening tonight at MaRS in downtown Toronto. Ahead of the big event, we got a chance to chat with one of the amazing speakers, Ilana Ben-Ari, Founder, CEO Twenty One Toys. Tell Us About Yourself – Your Career History and How You…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 5:05pm -

HR Ringleader

  • Writing & Creativity: The Power of the Blank Page
    Much like when we were kids and needed a permission slip to do things, many adults fall into the pattern of not moving forward with something as if they don’t have permission. Read More ...
    - 21 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • 3 Steps to More Strategic Meetings
     When holding high-level, strategic meetings, it's important to remind participants why the business, and their role, exists. Read More ...
    - 28 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 11:14am -
  • Calculating the Number of People it Takes to Change Your Organization
    I learned that in order to turn or change an organization, you only need to find the square root of the total employees and focus on spreading the word through that number of people. Read More ...
    - 32 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 11:34am -
  • What Are Your Boundaries At Work?
    For many people, being truly present at work is not possible.  The demands of very busy jobs, ones where they take pride in the rapid pace, makes present, thoughtful decisions a luxury. Read More ...
    - 33 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 3:28pm -

HR Examiner

  • newWhat Happens When Creative Thinking Meets Creative Practice?
    "So how might we take the good intent behind creative thinking, and activate it, and give it a better chance of becoming useful?" - Doug Shaw
    - 10 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 12:30pm -
  • HRExaminer v8.47
    Google and Facebook decided to enter the recruitment marketing industry, and Microsoft got serious about deep integration with LinkedIn. Jeff Dickey-Chasins maps the Shifting Sands in Recruitment Marketing. Between political correctness a…
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 5:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #149: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    This week: Emotional Intelligence Tracking Tools, Cornerstone OnDemand Names Jeff Lautenbach as President of Global Field Operations, Workday: The Pummeling Was Long Overdue, and VitalSource Acquires Intrepid Learning.
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 11:30am -
  • The Cult of Nice (You’re Doing It Wrong)
    Today, between political correctness and buzzword, double-speak, it’s almost impossible to understand what anyone really means. They may not know themselves. But people sure are good at telling others: I’m Offended. You’re Doing It Wrong!
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 1:40pm -

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

DATIS HR Cloud

  • newEliminating the Duplication of Effort with HR Software
    Data entry is a time-consuming process that continuously weighs down HR, and restricts their ability to perform their core responsibilities or play a part in strategy formulation. This process is especially tiresome when HR professionals have to manu…
    - 6 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 4:36pm -
  • Top 4 Hiring Mistakes to Avoid
    Many people believe that employees are the backbone of an organization. If executives have the right employees, their workforce can strive, grow, and be successful. Considering the importance of productive employees, it’s important to make sure tha…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 9:30pm -
  • How to Motivate Millennials
    Every organization strives for growth, stability, and the maximum amount of productivity from their employees. Achieving organizational success is accomplished by having a motivated workforce that understands the end goal. With that said, what exactl…
    - 6 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 3:06pm -
  • HR Trends 2018: What to Expect
    For more HR trends to expect in 2018, don’t forget to reserve your spot for our ‘HR Forecast: What to Expect in 2018‘ webinar on December 14th. 2017 was a huge year for HR departments around the country, with organizations...
    - 10 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 8:25pm -

HR Gazette

  • newHorrible vs. Extraordinary Bosses
    I entered my office on Friday to a box on my desk. I assumed it was some equipment from my IT team, but upon further examination I saw it was from a Prime online retailer. I opened it to find a personal gift to me from my Chief HR Officer; something…
    - 6 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 4:30pm -
  • newCrucial Steps Towards Employee Engagement That Managers Can Miss
    So, you want to engage your employees? Welcome to the quandary that has 70% of America’s business leadership in crisis mode. Why 70%? That’s Gallup’s estimation of the national employee disengagement level. The ball-park fiscal consequence: $50…
    - 8 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 2:45pm -
  • HRchat Podcast Interview: New Channels to Educate and Engage Employees with Miles DePaul
    In this episode of the HRchat show, host Bill Banham speaks with Miles DePaul, Co-Founder and Managing Director at PatchFM and speaker at the DisruptHR Toronto event. PatchFM is used by large companies to help employees better engage with internal n…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 5:47pm -
  • DisruptHR Toronto Interview with Ilana Ben-Ari
    #DisruptHRTO is happening tonight at MaRS in downtown Toronto. Ahead of the big event, we got a chance to chat with one of the amazing speakers, Ilana Ben-Ari, Founder, CEO Twenty One Toys. Tell Us About Yourself – Your Career History and How You…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 5:05pm -

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,…
    - 27 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 33 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 7:38pm -

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.
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 15 Jun 17, 9:48am -

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’…
    - 70 days ago, 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…
    - 79 days ago, 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

  • newQueen Elizabeth Shows How a True Leader Reacts to Criticism
    Queen Elizabeth II has managed to make the British Royalty what most of the world thinks of when they think about Royal Families. When she turned 90 in 2016, 76 percent of British Adults were in favor of keeping the monarchy and 75 percent said tha…
    - 9 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 12:50pm -
  • newUpdating Insurance Based on Life Milestones
    Life changes mean different health care needs. Accordingly, your employees may need help updating insurance coverage as they encounter new life milestones. As open enrollment season is now underway, it’s a good time to sit down and talk with employ…
    - 10 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 11:53am -
  • When #MeToo and Sexual Harassment Revelations Trigger PTSD at the Office, What Do You Do?
    Yesterday, another two public officials resigned due to sex scandals and their resignations seem a bit backward. The first, Al Franken (D-Minn) had photos of him inappropriately touching women. He, however, denied that he’d really done anything re…
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 12:20pm -
  • What You Should Know about Crowdfunding Your Business
    So, you want to start a business, but are not independently wealthy enough to invest your own money. Have you considered crowdfunding for business? This method might be the answer you’re looking for. But first, there’s a lot you should know. What…
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 11:51am -

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…
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  • #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…
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  • 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

  • Coaching: Do You Abuse or Encourage?
    Coach. Coaching. Coached … It has quickly become one of the most over-used words in our workplace lexicons. As in, “I coached him on XYZ-thing and he got better” or “All she needs is some additional coaching.” It’s been used so much that…
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  • Refuting The Myth of “No Action Required”
    One of the best things about the organizations I’ve worked for is the constant feedback. Monthly, quarterly, annual … Feedback. Every project, every committee, every major meeting … Feedback. Report, metrics, trends … Feedback. There was and…
    - 6 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 11:30am -
  • Your 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…
    - 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…
    - 16 Aug 17, 11:00am -

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

  • 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 47 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

  • newIf Not Us, Then Who
    "That's not my job.""Those issues are outside my scope.""I don't have authority to address that.""I'm in HR, that's an Operations issue."It's About ActionWhat in the world is happening?Have we lost our way in HR? Is there something inherent in how we…
    - 9 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 1:12pm -
  • Get Off My Lawn
    I have become an angry old man.You see, getting (a bit) older is an interesting thing. While I try really hard to be a positive force in my little world, I can sometimes fall in the trap of...well...not being so positive.Those Darn LeadersThe curse o…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 1:51pm -
  • Your Career Site Is A Retention Tool
    A job list.That is literally what your "career" site is. A simple, boring, ineffective list of current open positions.Oh, wait. You might have a picture of a smiling beautiful person who doesn't work at your company on your "site" too. Nice touch. I…
    - 7 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 1:54pm -
  • Scared to Death
    "Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things."- Peter DruckerI feel like I've been a rule-breaker in human resources leadership for many years. Ours is a profession filled with policies, rules, SOPs, laws, regulations, and…
    - 11 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 1:15pm -

HR Remix

  • 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…
    - 35 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 14 Jun 17, 12:30pm -

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…
    - 24 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 28 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 5:27pm -
  • "Everything You've Ever Wanted. . ."

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

HR Nasty

  • 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…
    - 12 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 4:05am -
  • Thank you, site re-design and audio downloads
    HRNasty wants to say “Thank You”Thank you for your support. If you are a long time reader, you have noticed a new site design. It has been about 8 years since this blog first started and it’s about time for an update. When I first started thi…
    - 19 days ago, 23 Nov 17, 3:57am -
  • Top 5 unintended messages that crush careers. It’s not what you say, it is what is heard that matters
    Intent vs. impactEffective communication (in Corporate America)As a guy working in HR, effective communication matters. I need to be careful with what I do and say. As much as the rules and policies apply to everyone, they apply more to the peopl…
    - 25 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:10pm -
  • Cover letters format that generated a call from the VP
    15 applications later, things are getting desperate. I will listen to dad.Proven Cover Letter FormatHave you turned in 10 plus resumes with no response and heard less than crickets? It’s a wasteland. It’s a silent black hole. Not even a “Do…
    - 33 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 5:35am -

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…
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  • The Day HR Got Real – My Worst Day on the Job
    HR Gal FridayI love Louisiana and, in particular, Baton Rouge. I love LSU even though our governor, Bobby Jindal, seems dead set on stripping all its funding and turning it into a Diesel Driving Academy with a football team. I gripe about mosquitoes…
    - 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…
    - 97 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Compensation Transparency
    Ben Eubanks over at Lighthouse Research and Advisory has written a fascinating white paper on transparency. Transparency in Compensation:  Trends and Best Practices, underwritten by salary.com, is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impac…
    - 22 Aug 17, 2:49pm -
  • The Value of Purpose

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  • 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

  • newCHART OF THE DAY: When does work usually get done?
    A few years ago I wrote about a study that concluded that the optimal day/time to conduct a job interview was exactly 10:30AM on Tuesday.Back then, I wrote:Even without data to back up that claim, it at least makes intuitive sense to me. Monday…
    - 9 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 12:59pm -
  • newSteve's Holiday Gift Recommendation #4 - The Converse you need in 2018's Color of the Year
    There are few things in life I enjoy more than some new kicks. I am not willing to admit publicly just how many pairs of sneakers I own. Let's just say it is somewhere between 'Man that's a lot of sneakers' and 'Wow, I think you have a problem with s…
    - 1 day ago, 10 Dec 17, 1:36pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 305 - Workplace Movie Hall of Fame: 'Big'
    HR Happy Hour 305 - Workplace Movie Hall of Fame - 'Big'Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneListen to the show HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, it is the return of the popular 'Workplace Movie Hall of Fame' series with a look at 1988's ma…
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Color of the Year 2018
    In the continuing tradition of 'If it interests me, it must be interesting to other people too' that explains just about everything that gets covered on this blog, it is once again time to examine one of my favorite and recurring topics - Pantone's '…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 1:41pm -

Women of HR

  • 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 41 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • Helpful Resources for Women in Tech
    Google is recently caught under fire over allegations of gender pay discrimination. An employee-led probe at the tech giant alleges that female employees are still compensated less than their male counterparts, at most job levels. As a matter of fact…
    - 46 days ago, 26 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, 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

  • new#WorkTrends Preview: Servant Leadership in the Modern Workplace
    Join #WorkTrends this week to discuss the ways companies can implement servant leadershipThe post #WorkTrends Preview: Servant Leadership in the Modern Workplace appeared first on TalentCulture.
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  • newThe 5 P’s of Culture Management
    Growth shifts the focus from people to product in business - creating irreversible damage. Use the 5 Ps to ensure you don’t become a victim of growth.The post The 5 P’s of Culture Management appeared first on TalentCulture.
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  • Finding Inspiration at Work: How to Get Your Mojo Back
    Feeling uninspired at work? Get your workplace mojo back by answering these 4 questions.The post Finding Inspiration at Work: How to Get Your Mojo Back appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Snacks Make All the Difference: Why Free Food is a Great Workplace Perk
    Want to improve the mood in your office? Offer free food. Here’s why workplace snacks make all the difference.
The post Snacks Make All the Difference: Why Free Food is a Great Workplace Perk appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 11:30am -

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

  • newSixty 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…
    - 2 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 8:00pm -
  • The dumbest thing a recruitment manager ever said to me.
    It was one of the million cups of coffee I have with recruitment company owners every year. And don’t get me wrong. I love those meetings. This is where I learn, and keep my finger on the pulse. This particular guy wanted to talk about business dev…
    - 7 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 8:08pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Are you “yesterday’s hero”?
    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 Are you “yesterday’s hero”?. Let m…
    - 14 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 7:52pm -
  • Massive lies recruiters tell themselves.
    This may not be a comfortable read. Almost all recruiters tell themselves huge lies. I did it when I was a recruiter, and I did it when I was manager too. It’s a human trait on a broader level for sure, as well. We finesse reality to make ourselves…
    - 21 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 8:00pm -

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

  • Get Ready for 2018 ACA Open Enrollment Deadline With New SBC Form Requirements
    Looking ahead to your 2018 ACA open enrollment deadline? This year, businesses will need to incorporate updates to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage form they distribute to employees—and the changes are significant.  In this post,…
    - 74 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 6:31pm -
  • Ask These 8 Questions When You Compare PEO Companies
    If you’re a small business owner and you need help with HR, take comfort in the fact that thousands of others have faced that same dilemma. HR responsibilities take time, resources, and blood/sweat/tears that you may not be able to inve…
    - 83 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:26pm -
  • 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 -

HR to WHO

Change-Effect

  • newThe only precedent that matters
    Many times throughout my career, I’ve discussed the issue of precedent. I imagine in HR departments up and down the land, people are arguing what might or might not set one. Pronunciation /ˈprɛsɪd(ə)nt/ An earlier event or action that is regard…
    - 14 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • Five simple steps to improve social mobility
    I was genuinely saddened by the news this weekend that Alan Milburn and others were resigning from the board of the Social Mobility Commission. I’ve had interactions with this work for the last seven or eight years and I’ve been a big champion of…
    - 8 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • Cultures of permission
    I’ve had the honour to work in a range of different organisations, in different sectors, to see and support teams that operate both successfully and…well, let’s call it sub optimally. And in every organisation I’ve worked in, at one point or…
    - 15 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Change your words, change your thinking
    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again –  the language that we use matters. It matters, because through our use of language we convey messages of importance or unimportance, of trust or distrust. Our choice of words conveys more than the simpl…
    - 22 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 8:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • newSetting 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 30 days ago, 11 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Designing an Education Assistance Program That Is Right for Your Company
    Over 50% of companies today offer some type of education assistance. And it’s not too hard to see why – employees that participate in their company’s education assistance program are more likely to be promoted and stay long-term (contrary to th…
    - 44 days ago, 28 Oct 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

  • 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…
    - 16 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. 
    - 17 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…
    - 69 days ago, 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…
    - 78 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:32am -

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

  • newHow to Survive Your First Year in a New Business
    Making the leap from employee to entrepreneur can be both exciting and terrifying. Your first year in a new business can be tough and full of ups and downs. The more you plan for all eventualities, the easier it will be to problem solve, grow, and co…
    - 11 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 11:40am -
  • 3 Reasons Taking Time Off is So Important
    For lots of people, taking time off is the best part of their job. Not only can they afford to take 2 weeks off to go and see the sea or relax by a pool, they work hard for the pleasure of doing those things. However, lots of people don’t take very…
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 1:57pm -
  • Living A Stress-Free Life
      One of the biggest health problems that all of us suffer from are stress related. If you are not able to deal with high levels of stress it can lead to a break down along with causing major health issues both physically and mentally. The modern wo…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 11:30am -

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…
    - 42 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…
    - 16 Jul 15, 1:53pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • newTop Performing Employees May Not Be Your Best Leaders
    As even the flattest of organizations grow, they find the need to add more leaders. When that growth happens quickly, organizations may look internally to see who may be able to fill those leadership shoes. One of the top metrics used in this case is…
    - 8 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Make Microlearning Part of Your Learning and Development Strategy
    I have talked quite a bit over the years about how I believe training and development is an essential component of any business. Even small businesses, with limited budgets and resources, can put a focus on employee learning and will reap significant…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Creating a Positive Employee Experience for Your Small Business
    I met with the HR Manager of a potential client last week and she described the company as a 10 year old startup. She explained that while the business was established, growing and thriving, they still liked to do things “scrappy”. I like that de…
    - 7 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment is More Than Just Training
    You would have had to be living under a rock to not have heard of all the sexual harassment allegations being brought forward these days. Celebrities, politicians and the like are all being publicly shamed for their crude and inappropriate behavior.…
    - 11 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 2:00pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • 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…
    - 5 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 4:59pm -
  • Don't Lend Your Hand
    "It was later than I thought when I first believed you, now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools"- Jerry GarciaIn the midst of these fatiguing times, the above excerpt from a song written in 1974 entered my mind, the prose somehow timely.When…
    - 47 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 8:46pm -
  • 10 Years After
    Today marks my 10th year in the human capital management industry. I was prepared to write a post about all the things done well and the opportunities missed, but you've read 500 such posts on this blog.What does it really mean for a man nearing his…
    - 49 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 4:17pm -
  • All The Little Pieces
    The winter of our discontent is seemingly upon us. The news is bad, tragedy seems all around us, our country is in unrest.... people are divided.It is in these times that people who do not pray, turn to prayer. When things get rough, people look for…
    - 69 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 1:47pm -

What Goes Around

  • newThe 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…
    - 15 hours ago, 11 Dec 17, 7:33am -
  • Action For Digital Literacy : Part One
    The Observation ‘How Do We Become Digital?’ ~ Question to the panel at Learning Live 2017 ‘I feel like I’ve been sent back in time 20 years, because this is the same question that’s been asked in every conference for years; how are we going…
    - 5 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 8:16am -
  • Time To Talk
    The longer I left it, the more difficult it became. I’ve not been feeling well lately. When I say lately, I mean months and months, maybe even a year or two…I’m not entirely sure. What I do know is that I’ve been carrying this unwellness arou…
    - 64 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 8:19am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

    - 7 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 2:05pm -
  • Jobvite and Fistful of Talent Hangout!
    Our first hangout is at 1pm ET on Tuesday, November 14th Google for Jobs/ROI of Recruitment Marketing Spend! What You Need to Know to Look Smart!! This past fall I participated in a great series of events for Jobvite called the Recruiter Nation Live…
    - 31 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.…
    - 38 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 2:06pm -
  • Change Is Good!
    I need 3 minutes of your time. 3 minutes to make my life easier. And you know it is ALL about me. But really, this will make YOUR life easier (and so much better.) If you’re getting this update via email you are subscribed to the “old” site. I…
    - 40 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 12:29pm -

HR Warrior

  • 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…
    - 31 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: http://womenofhr.com/is-the-good-ol%E2%80%99-boy-network-just-a-myth/As I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Com…
    - 62 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: http://womenofhr.com/bride-to-be-discouraged-employee/As I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Community College…
    - 63 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 11:47pm -
  • 54 Active Job Search Sites
    I spent a couple hours today research job sites because my students are going to search them tonight in class and I was using an extremely outdated list.  While I could probably spend a few more hours, I need to move on to other course prep as today…
    - 75 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 7:20pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • 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 →
    - 56 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 1:19pm -
  • 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 -

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