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Laurie Ruettimann

  • newLet’s Fix Work Episode 15 — When Artificial Intelligence Is Smarter Than Policymakers with Sam Weston
    Sam Weston is attempting the impossible: trying to educate our lawmakers about technology and its effect on the workforce. Okay, maybe it’s not impossible, but so far, it’s been an uphill battle as automation and artificial intelligence have cont…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Let’s Fix Work Episode 14 — Therapy: Should I Quit My Job?
    Laurie gets emails all the time with the same question: ‘Should I quit my job?’ She admits right off she might not be the best person to ask; she’s not exactly driven to work. Despite that, she’s been in the HR world for the past 25 years and…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Let’s Fix Work Episode 13 — Creating Leadership Accountability with Vince Molinaro
    Has your company tried to implement leadership training that ended up doing absolutely nothing for the leaders or the employees? If so, you’re not alone, and it’s because they’re missing a key component in what makes a great leader: accountabil…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • PRK is not LASIK
    I am finally over the hump of PRK surgery. What’s PRK surgery? It’s like LASIK to correct eyesight, except it’s not like LASIK at all. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. It’s surgery and much more invasive. PRK works like this: They remo…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 11:42pm -

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

  • Soaring Into Automated Technology Upgrades with Oracle
    Soar is unique in that customers have a dedicated Oracle concierge service that ensures the best possible experience.  There is a mobile app that allows customers to continuously monitor the status of the cloud transition.  It also has something I…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 4:18am -
  • Is Your Health at Risk From Your Work Culture?
    It's imperative that you seek to understand what really drives your own behavior, as well as your teams' behaviors. Don't rely on what you think you already know.  ASK them what is causing their stress.  You may not be able to solve for everything,…
    - 50 days ago, 2 May 18, 3:12pm -
  • Take Control- Stop Feeling Burned Out At Work!
    Employees begin to care less as their burnout grows. You may see decrease in productivity or in the quality of the work product. This also hits the company's bottom line in a negative way. Read More ...
    - 26 Feb 18, 10:16am -
  • The Dangers of Loud “Business Talking” in Public
    It can be a career-ending move to share the wrong information in public. Don't make the mistake. Read More ...
    - 14 Feb 18, 3:29pm -

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

  • The #SHRM18 Podcast Extravaganza @DriveThruHR
    Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast (part two) Podcast sponsored by CUE Inc.  and ClearCompany On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 9:31pm -
  • Questions and Answers in Difficult Times
    Questions and Answers in Difficult Times  I’ve been thinking about questions and answers a lot the last few days.  I’ll come back to that point in a bit. SHRM has C-suite level executives as keynote speakers at their National Conference and Exp…
    - 91 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast
      Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM Nat…
    - 93 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 7:51pm -
  • 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.
    - 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -

EveryDay People

  • What Others See . . .
    How many times have you walked into as an HR pro, and you felt the room grow cold and silent? If the answer is once, that’s TOO many !! The old standby you hear from HR folks is that when you walk into a room and people audibly say, “Ssshhhh, her…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 10:18pm -
  • The Box
    Today is a very meaningful day for many families. Memorial Day is when we remember those who lost their lives in military service. My biological dad served in the Vietnam War. He was different than many people who were drafted. He voluntarily enliste…
    - 24 days ago, 28 May 18, 2:12am -
  • Be A Door Opener !!
    Recently, it seems like Linked In has unlocked some vault of invitations. I’m not complaining, but it’s a bit daunting to get a constant stream of requests to connect. I’m not an “open networker”, but I am very comfortable in making connect…
    - 32 days ago, 20 May 18, 11:55pm -
  • HR Like An Artist !!
    I don’t consider myself a “typical” male. I have many interests and enjoy all of them. I can talk sports with the best of them, but I don’t limit myself to sports alone. I love engaging in conversations about politics, religion, music, travel…
    - 38 days ago, 14 May 18, 12:40am -

Women of HR

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What will it take to get leaders to listen?
    Sexual harassment in the workplace has taken an unprecedented center stage in recent months, with waves of new high-profile cases coming to light.  With Time Magazine naming #MeToo as its person of the year, and FT honoring Susan Fowler as “Per…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • 5 Workplace Skills That Will Be Vital in The Future
    In the future, when information and knowledge become more readily assessable to everyone and robots begin to replace humans at work, only one question remains… what will the future of workplace look like? Many believe that robots represent the futu…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • The Myth of Culture Fit: Practices that Perpetuate the Myth
    Hiring for and encouraging culture fit within our organizations is a concept that sounds ideal, in theory.  The problem is that the reality of culture fit is often misaligned with what it should, in fact, represent.  In a recent post I set the stag…
    - 23 days ago, 29 May 18, 11:00am -
  • “Expand Your World” – Not Just a Catchy Theme #SHRM18
    The 2018 edition of the SHRM Annual Conference and Expo is now just about one month away.  Each year SHRM chooses a theme for the event, something that’s meant to inspire attendees and encourage us to think about our careers and the HR professio…
    - 30 days ago, 22 May 18, 11:00am -

TLNT

  • new4 Tips to Help You Become a Valued Partner
    Whether you are an HR consultant, an outsourced solution provider, an internal HR professional, a senior HRBP, or a CHRO, everyone wants to become a valued partner in the business. Given the current talent landscape, more and more of the big...
    - 18 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 6:19pm -
  • newIt’s Not Complicated. HR Is About the People
    Andrea Butcher thinks we’ve over-complicated HR. “We’re making tools and processes for the business and not for people,” Butcher tells her Indianapolis audience of HR professionals. “So no wonder people don’t like us, because we complicat…
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 4:05pm -
  • newHealthcare Hiring Tips Anyone Can Use
    At the beginning of 2018, the healthcare industry became the largest source of jobs in the U.S. for the first time in history. The industry surpassed manufacturing and retail, which is very significant given that these industries have led the...
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 2:10pm -
  • newLeadership Lessons from the Golden State Warriors Locker Room
    On June 8th, the Golden State Warriors basketball team won its second consecutive National Basketball Association championship. Observers agree that the Warriors are packed with talent, no doubt the principal reason for their success. But on the way…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 6:27pm -

HR Tech Girl

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

HR Gazette

  • newProviding Honest Feedback and Motivating Employees
      Employee Feedback Tips Providing honest feedback to your employees can be challenging, but if done right it can motivate your employees to succeed. When your employees have clear guidance, through honest feedback, they will perform to their fulles…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jun 18, 10:22am -
  • newThree Ways to Keep Employees Safe in the Workplace
    As a business owner, you should know that the safety of your employees is vital to the success of your company. Instead of looking at employee safety as an expense, you should instead think of it as a long-term investment in the health of your busine…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jun 18, 10:13am -
  • newHow to Hire Through Social Media
    Social Media Recruiting Finding a job has become incredibly simple. Everything is posted online nowadays, so you can apply for any job you want right in front of your computer. Regardless of your skill level and preferences, there is something out th…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 10:03am -
  • Five Basic E-commerce Terms You Should Know
    As the e-commerce phenomenon grows, the number of sellers looking to jump on the bandwagon is growing at a frantic pace. It is not only the new sellers who want to try their hand at this trending way of selling.  Even the ones already running succes…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 1:55pm -

HR Ringleader

  • Soaring Into Automated Technology Upgrades with Oracle
    Soar is unique in that customers have a dedicated Oracle concierge service that ensures the best possible experience.  There is a mobile app that allows customers to continuously monitor the status of the cloud transition.  It also has something I…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 4:18am -
  • Is Your Health at Risk From Your Work Culture?
    It's imperative that you seek to understand what really drives your own behavior, as well as your teams' behaviors. Don't rely on what you think you already know.  ASK them what is causing their stress.  You may not be able to solve for everything,…
    - 50 days ago, 2 May 18, 3:12pm -
  • Take Control- Stop Feeling Burned Out At Work!
    Employees begin to care less as their burnout grows. You may see decrease in productivity or in the quality of the work product. This also hits the company's bottom line in a negative way. Read More ...
    - 26 Feb 18, 10:16am -
  • The Dangers of Loud “Business Talking” in Public
    It can be a career-ending move to share the wrong information in public. Don't make the mistake. Read More ...
    - 14 Feb 18, 3:29pm -

HR Examiner

  • newHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #281: Regina Viadro
    John Sumser speaks with Regina Viadro of EPAM Systems, a technology consulting firm with expertise in Robotic Process Automation. Regina has responsibility for EPAM’s business portfolio across the East Coast (NYC, Boston and Atlanta metro areas) an…
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • The Case For Evidence-Based Interviewing: Part 2
    What kind of an interview sequence consistently results in identifying and attracting top performers? Bob Corlett wraps up his two-part series on The Case For Evidence-Based Interviewing.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 11:30am -
  • HRExaminer v9.24
    The job interview is supposed to predict which candidate will be most successful and encourage that ideal candidate to accept an offer. Most interviews accomplish neither goal. Bob Corlett makes The Case For Evidence-Based Interviewing: Part 1.…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #176: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    Workday Acquires Talent Agency Platform Rallyteam To Bolster Machine Learning Capability and Financial Modeling Startup Adaptive Insights, Homebase Launches Hiring With $20M in Series B Funding, Raet And Talentsoft Sign Strategic Partner Agreement, P…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 11:30am -

HR Cloud

Your HR Buddy

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

HR Minion

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

DATIS HR Cloud

  • Recruitment Issues Facing Human Services Organizations
    As mental health gains political, cultural, and international attention, more Americans are seeking help from licensed, qualified professionals in their area. While industry executives are encouraged by the increasing demand for services, they’re c…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 3:28pm -
  • The Importance of Employee Satisfaction for Nonprofits
    To put it simply, employee satisfaction is measure of how content, or satisfied, an employee is within their role and organization. Employee satisfaction is crucial for organizational success in all industries, and numerous studies have found positiv…
    - 66 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 6:28pm -
  • 3 Alternatives to the Annual Performance Review
    In the past few years, several leading HR publications have discussed the downward spiral of the annual performance review. SHRM’s “Is the Annual Performance Review Dead?,” and HR.com’s “The Slow Death of Annual performance Reviews,” are…
    - 73 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 6:07pm -
  • Things to Know Before NatCon 18
    NatCon 18 is just around the corner and the excitement is high around the DATIS office. This year marks the eighth NatCon conference for DATIS, and this year’s lineup is set to be one of the best yet. With that...
    - 80 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 3:40pm -

HR Gazette

  • newProviding Honest Feedback and Motivating Employees
      Employee Feedback Tips Providing honest feedback to your employees can be challenging, but if done right it can motivate your employees to succeed. When your employees have clear guidance, through honest feedback, they will perform to their fulles…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jun 18, 10:22am -
  • newThree Ways to Keep Employees Safe in the Workplace
    As a business owner, you should know that the safety of your employees is vital to the success of your company. Instead of looking at employee safety as an expense, you should instead think of it as a long-term investment in the health of your busine…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jun 18, 10:13am -
  • newHow to Hire Through Social Media
    Social Media Recruiting Finding a job has become incredibly simple. Everything is posted online nowadays, so you can apply for any job you want right in front of your computer. Regardless of your skill level and preferences, there is something out th…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 10:03am -
  • Five Basic E-commerce Terms You Should Know
    As the e-commerce phenomenon grows, the number of sellers looking to jump on the bandwagon is growing at a frantic pace. It is not only the new sellers who want to try their hand at this trending way of selling.  Even the ones already running succes…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 1:55pm -

HR Tact

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

Workplace Diva

  • Five Tips For Dealing with Smartphone-Addicted Teammates
    You're in a meeting when the teammate next to you whispers the five most annoying words in the modern workplace lexicon: "What did she just say?" Your co-worker, who only a few seconds ago couldn't be pulled away from an invigorating round of Super M…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 6:34pm -
  • Dealing with Co-workers Who Don't Plan Ahead for Childcare
    Summer is almost here, which means at least one of your co-workers will realize they still haven't planned out their summer childcare arrangements, and all of the day camps are full. Oops. Let's talk about the co-worker whose childcare arrangements a…
    - 35 days ago, 17 May 18, 5:51pm -
  • The Self-Employed Think the Robot Revolution Won't Hurt Them
    Many employees are worried about artificial intelligence entering the workplace. No, I'm not talking about the 20-something Millennial your company hired last week; I'm talking about real robots here!But there's one group of workers who think AI in t…
    - 36 days ago, 16 May 18, 7:06pm -
  • Blast From the Past: Trying to Keep a Calendar in the Trump Era
    Do you feel like the future can't happen fast enough, but the past can be hard to remember?I was trying to remember when I had my last dental checkup, because it felt like months had passed since my last one. My last checkup was in...January? I must…
    - 42 days ago, 10 May 18, 3:19pm -

The HR Blog

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

  • Playing To Your Strengths with Mary Ellen Slayter
    Staying nimble and agile will take you a long way – in business and in life. Jennifer catches up with her friend Mary Ellen Slayter, pivot master and CEO of Reputation Capital Media Services, LLC, a B2B content marketing agency based out of Baton…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Rewire Yourself for Growth with Tim Sackett
    When it comes to making an impact, nobody brings the fire like Tim Sackett. Jennifer catches up with her old friend and firebrand who isn’t afraid to say, blog and write what’s on his mind. As outspoken leader in his field, with 20 years of top-…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Understanding Human Behavior To Do Well, Do Good And Do You with Dr. Daniel Crosby
    When the market moves as fast and Donald Trump tweets, how should we think about money in the digital age? Jennifer talks with psychologist and behavioral finance expert Dr. Daniel Crosby about his life story and how he has built a career helping bot…
    - 21 days ago, 31 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • Take Risks And Take Action To Grow With Ben Brooks
    Everyone’s journey to becoming an impact maker is different and unique. Today, Jennifer talks with business coach Ben Brooks, the founder and CEO of Pilot, Inc about his path from a rental car company to founding his own digital coaching service, a…
    - 28 days ago, 24 May 18, 1:00pm -

Just Joan

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

True Faith HR

  • True Faith #HR Rewind: The MBTI of Easter
    Originally posted March 27, 2016 While some believe there are 16 distinct personality types based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I've long held there are 16 distinct personality types based on Easter candy preference...the ECTI.  The…
    - 85 days ago, 28 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Speaker Evaluations and #SHRM18
    Last year on the SHRM blog, I bemoaned the sorry state of affairs of speaker evaluations by those HR professionals who are supposedly experienced in the art of giving feedback.  Too often, the comments given to speakers are rarely helpful, or, frank…
    - 90 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 7:34pm -
  • The Shape of #WorkHuman
    Copyright Fox SearchlightTwo weeks ago, "The Shape of Water" earned the Best Picture win at the Academy Awards.  Set in a high security government lab in the 1960s, this literal fish out of water tale tells the unique story of a mute woman who falls…
    - 93 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 1:48pm -
  • What Would HR Be Like In An Organized Crime Family?
    Today, during a during a class discussion of HR as a profession, a student queried, "what would it be like to do HR as a member of an organized crime family? Could you do a lecture on that?"  Now, as far as I know, no one I am familiar with currentl…
    - 1 Feb 18, 7:48pm -

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

  • newI’m Pregnant and Starting a New Job. Can I Be Fired for Taking Leave?
    I start a new job next week. I’ll be 25 weeks pregnant. I interviewed really early on and didn’t disclose “just in case”. I was contacted a month later with an offer. At this point, I am bordering fat and pregnant depending on what I am weari…
    - 60 mins ago, 21 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • newHow to Build a Diverse Workforce
    What does diversity mean, exactly? What makes a workplace diverse? We use this word so often as a synonym for racial diversity that we forget there are all types of diversity. According to Merriam-Webster, diversity simply means “an instance of bei…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jun 18, 10:44am -
  • newWhat to Say (and Not Say) When an Employee Is Depressed
      Depression isn’t limited to a few. Over 300 million people, globally, suffer from it. This means it’s quite likely that you know someone who is currently in its grasp, and it isn’t pleasant. Left untreated, depression can literally be deadl…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 1:16pm -
  •  The Very Common Things Cruel Managers Do
    What constitutes cruelty at the office? Someone asked on Quora “What was the cruelest thing a company has ever done to you as an employee?” You may be prepared for stories of confiscating passports or not wage theft, and those things are cruel.…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 11:19am -

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

  • newLessons from My Hair Scarf
    I’ve had the same hair scarf since the mid-90s. I bought it from a Black Beauty supply store on the southside (pronounced souf-saahd) of Richmond, VA during my first year of college. That scarf has been with me thru every major moment in my adult l…
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  • It’s Time to Get Serious About Pay Transparency and Equity
    More and more states are passing laws requiring pay equity between men and women. More and more states are passing laws protecting employees who share information about their pay and who file claim against their employer for inexplicable disparities.…
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  • Check Out My Recent Podcast Interviews!
    Since ending the 2018 #BlackBlogsMatter challenge, I’ve taken a brief break from blogging. I poured a lot of myself creatively and emotionally into the posts I wrote. I needed a moment to recharge. In the meanwhile, I’ve done 2 awesome interviews…
    - 21 days ago, 31 May 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 15 – Shifting the Minority Mindset
    I don’t like the word “minority”. People are not minorities. People are miracles. To be conceived, gestate and born alive and healthy is a miracle. To get up every day and go out into a world that was built for you to be oppressed and fail is a…
    - 55 days ago, 27 Apr 18, 10:30am -

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!
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  • 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
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Make HR Happen

  • newPersonal Branding May Not Be What You Think It Is
    People are making a career out of that personal branding bandwagon that may have seen better days. There are multiple examples of selling the idea and products associated with personal branding. We have massaged and smithed this buzzword of years ago…
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  • Holes in Your Underwear (and Other Little Secrets)
    We’ve all done it. That last pair of underwear in the drawers drawer is not something you would be proud to have others see you wearing. Your mother always told you not to leave home without pristine underwear in case of an accident. If there is no…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 8:52pm -
  • Wanted – Team Player
    What does being a team player in a business environment mean? It’s probably easier to describe the characteristics of a non-team player. In 1964, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart wrote about a decision on pornography by saying that he couldn’…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 3:41pm -
  • Good Enough Is Not Enough
    We are at war. Mediocrity is winning so far. I went shopping for shoes in one of those stores that advertises designer shoes at discount prices. I asked a mature looking woman wearing a store ID badge what happened to all the Brannock devices they us…
    - 23 days ago, 29 May 18, 1:58pm -

No Excuses HR

  • Rockstars Want to Work for Rockstars, So Build Your Personal Brand
    Recently I had an opportunity to be a guest on Jeff Hyman's terrific podcast - Strong Suit! Jeff and I roared through the show so quickly I couldn't believe it ended so fast.Here's the kickoff to the show...click the link below and give it a listen!…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 6:14pm -
  • Failure Is Not A Competency
    Proclaiming one's failures seems to be a trendy thing to do these last few years. It's an odd thing though, at least it is to me.I get the whole "learn from your mistakes" angle...but, really...relishing in one's failures?Lower the BarI'll be honest…
    - 22 days ago, 30 May 18, 11:51am -
  • #MeToo Is About Everyone
    Anger is rampant. Accusations are rampant. Accountability is rampant. Men are running for cover, and women feel more empowered than ever before. It's embarrassing that in a country with as much potential as the United States, it's taken this long fo…
    - 30 days ago, 22 May 18, 12:36pm -
  • Standing In the Middle of a Time of Worry
    Long title, I know. It's a line from a song that is pretty cool. But it speaks to something so pervasive in the workplace (and outside the workplace too.)The weight of...everything.So much to accomplish. So many projects. So many needs for the ri…
    - 38 days ago, 14 May 18, 2:32pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

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

The HR Field Guide

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

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HR Nasty

  • newWhat to do when we realize we provided the wrong interview answer
    Uhh yeah, wrong answer. How do you recover?Wrong Interview AnswerWhat do you do when you realize that you provided the wrong interview answer? What do you do when you realize we could have answered an interview question more effectively after we…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Jun 18, 5:18am -
  • Job Reference follow up
    A beautiful gesture!Job reference follow upYou would be surprised how many candidates unintentionally burn bridges with their references after the job was landed. Don’t think it was you? If we are not reaching out with updates to these importan…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 3:51am -
  • Control what your job references say about you
    Direct what is said in your references checksControlling the reference checks conversationFor most of us, the reference checks stage of a job search either scare us shitless or we don’t realize how important this step is. Depending on our pers…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 2:24am -
  • How many job references?
    Is your recruiter able to reach the 2 job references you provided?How many job references should I provide? Congrats! We landed a job offer and the hiring company is going to check your job references. Today, I want us to think about providing m…
    - 21 days ago, 31 May 18, 4:12am -

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…
    - 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

  • newLearn a new word: 'Foldering'
    From the world of 'the lengths people will go to in order to keep their employers, law enforcement, and/or the government from snooping on their digital communications' comes today's Learn a New Word - 'Foldering'.Not familiar?Neither was I until…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 10:57am -
  • newA chart, like a picture, says more than words do
    Welcome back to the work week (and try not to skip out on too much of what you need to do this week to watch the World Cup). Actually, can we pass a law that makes the World Cup more convenient to my personal time zone? But enough about that.Here's…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 12:35pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 324 - HR and the Internet and Technology Trends for 2018
    HR Happy Hour 324 - HR and the Internet and Technology Trends for 2018Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, hosts Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane tal…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • When to tell an employee who resigns - 'No need to work your two weeks notice, just get out of here'
    The World Cup kicks off today and in what can only be deemed a fantastic coincidence for the 'Sports and HR' blogosphere, the event has already provided us with an incredible story upon which to opine, one that fits the formula of 'Yes, it is a 'spor…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 1:00pm -

Women of HR

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What will it take to get leaders to listen?
    Sexual harassment in the workplace has taken an unprecedented center stage in recent months, with waves of new high-profile cases coming to light.  With Time Magazine naming #MeToo as its person of the year, and FT honoring Susan Fowler as “Per…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • 5 Workplace Skills That Will Be Vital in The Future
    In the future, when information and knowledge become more readily assessable to everyone and robots begin to replace humans at work, only one question remains… what will the future of workplace look like? Many believe that robots represent the futu…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • The Myth of Culture Fit: Practices that Perpetuate the Myth
    Hiring for and encouraging culture fit within our organizations is a concept that sounds ideal, in theory.  The problem is that the reality of culture fit is often misaligned with what it should, in fact, represent.  In a recent post I set the stag…
    - 23 days ago, 29 May 18, 11:00am -
  • “Expand Your World” – Not Just a Catchy Theme #SHRM18
    The 2018 edition of the SHRM Annual Conference and Expo is now just about one month away.  Each year SHRM chooses a theme for the event, something that’s meant to inspire attendees and encourage us to think about our careers and the HR professio…
    - 30 days ago, 22 May 18, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

  • Honoring The Dead
    I was listening to some music recently via Grooveshark (an online music service I subscribe to) when I noticed a small, colorful icon near the bottom of the page. When I clicked on it, it brought me to a website, www.supermaneddy.com.I was set to be…
    - 24 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • The Future of HR: Pathways and Spectrums
    On Tuesday, February 11th, I attended an inaugural HR networking event here in New York City. It was entitled, The Future of HR, and Jennifer McClure (President & Chief Talent Strategist at Unbridled Talent LLC)was the guest speaker.It was an opportu…
    - 17 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • Cutting Ties: How To Disconnect From Work
    A few weeks ago the family and I took an extended weekend trip to Washington DC. It was good to get out of New York City for a while to see family and friends. As with any trip involving small children, planning is essential. We had to pack clothes,…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:30pm -
  • In Over Your Head: How To Grow Into A Job Role
    A few weeks ago I went out and invested in myself--I bought a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera. It had been something that I wanted for a while, and was in a position to take the plunge, so to speak.My new camera.I'm enjoying it. The camera i…
    - 3 Feb 14, 2:30pm -

Talent Culture

  • newHow to Include Remote Workers in Wellness Programs
    With the gig economy hot and salaried employees craving more flexibility, much of the workforce is settling into a telecommuting […]The post How to Include Remote Workers in Wellness Programs appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • #WorkTrends: The Power of People Data
    “People analytics” is a term that gets a lot of people (myself included!) very excited. But the idea of people […]The post #WorkTrends: The Power of People Data appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • #SHRM18: Q&A with Maestro Health CHRO Sheryl Simmons
    I have a long list of speakers I can’t wait to see at SHRM next week. High on that list […]The post #SHRM18: Q&A with Maestro Health CHRO Sheryl Simmons appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • To Spark Real Employee Engagement, Choose Your HR Tech Wisely
    On June 28, Paycom and I are collaborating on a webinar about engagement that everyone needs to attend. Why? Because […]The post To Spark Real Employee Engagement, Choose Your HR Tech Wisely appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 12:28pm -

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

  • Sixty Savage Seconds – You are a leader huh? Can you do this?
    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 ‘You are a leader huh? Can you do this…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 9:57pm -
  • The Future of Talent. Free webcast
    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand recently launched a new paper on ‘The Future of Talent’, produced by the CA ANZ and PwC. The results were launched in Auckland to an audience of 350, and Greg Savage was the keynote speaker. Here is…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 9:11pm -
  • South Africa. Free Savage recruitment webinar this week!
    Sophisticated selling for the Modern Recruiter This series of half-day master classes will be held in July 2018, in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. As a prelude to the masterclass, we offer a glimpse into the content.. free   Free webinar! 40 mi…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 5:00am -
  • The length of your life is not as important as exploring its full width.
    My life?

 1958 – 2043. That’s what my tombstone will say. If the Shiraz does not get me sooner, and I last that long. It could easily say 1958 – 2018. (Although I sincerely hope not!) But that’s the point. The dates themselves are not th…
    - 31 days ago, 21 May 18, 8:48pm -

Something Different HR

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Change-Effect

  • Lead change with care
    I’ve written before about toxic cultures, but I was struck by the story that I read over the weekend about the legal case being brought against former executives of France Telecom. I’m no expert on the case in hand, but the story sets out a cultu…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Lionel Shriver is wrong
    It was with a level of incredulity that I read the comments by Lionel Shriver over the weekend about the inclusivity agenda being championed by Penguin Random House. For those who know me, I spent the best part of 9 years in the business and would li…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Women on Boards – Let the excuses begin
    The interim report from the Hampton Alexander Review caused headlines last week. On explaining why they didn’t have enough female representation on their Boards, the review cited the most commonly heard reasons from FTSE 350 chairs and chief execu…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Technical skills need qualifications too…
    My very first, post university, job was as a lecturer of Psychology. I worked evening at the local Further Education (FE) college teaching GCSE and A-level Psychology to adult returners who had either not got the qualifications in their youth, or dec…
    - 23 days ago, 29 May 18, 7:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • Learning Ability: The Key to Hiring Talent for Tomorrow
    When it comes to talent, we tend to think of hiring someone who has a specific list of skills or experience to meet our business needs of TODAY. Hiring someone based on how well his resume matches the job description is a traditional approach and not…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 6:51pm -
  • HR & Business Metrics: What Are You Tracking?
    As the value of having real-time data at your fingertips becomes increasingly important, the use of people analytics has evolved from mere project-based initiatives to a more proactive integrated strategy that drives work forward. Instead of operatin…
    - 41 days ago, 11 May 18, 9:27pm -
  • How Up-To-Date is Your Employment Application?
    The employment application is a standard document for any recruiting process. Having applicants complete the employment application at the onset of the recruitment phase is important. Equally important is making sure it is up-to-date on the ever-chan…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Apr 18, 2:00am -
  • Promoting a Respectful Workplace
    Plain and simple – there is no room for harassment in the workplace. Behaviors that constitute harassment can impede the victim’s ability to function at their best and inadvertently affect those around them. When an employee is harassed by a co-w…
    - 69 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -

HR Culture Club

  • Resume Quick Tips

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  • Kick Ass Cover Letter that Gets an Interview
    Companies with awesome culture often hire for a cultural fit first and foremost, so throw out what you learned about snoozy cover letters to land an interview by writing a kick ass cover letter.  One thing most companies that care about culture has…
    - 70 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 11:04am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • newThe Goblin King Discount
    If you watch the film Labyrinth then you will see David Bowie stealing a baby away and then telling a 15 year old girl that the baby only gets to go back home if she submits to his wishes. Let that one sink in. “ I ask for so little. Just fear me,…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 7:13am -
  • Books and learning
    Over the past few weeks I’ve been gradually moving my ‘business books’ into the office. I operate a lending library (and have for a number of years) where anyone can borrow a book if they i) promise to return it ii) leave it for me to put it ba…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 6:15am -
  • Convenience will prevail
    One of the most important elements of the way we think and choose is that our stated long term preferences simply aren’t always aligned with our immediate actions. I’ve just been reading a piece on the future of gaming services and it contains a…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 4:14pm -
  • How to listen to a conference speaker…
    Over the past couple of years I became a thought leader. It’s scary stuff because you don’t really get to opt out in the way you might think. Last week I received a book from someone I have never spoken to and the letter inside read ‘Dear Thoug…
    - 21 days ago, 31 May 18, 6:50am -

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

  • 10 Common Project Management Mistakes
    Making mistakes and learning is really what helps us elevate ourselves from the normal flawed human to an experienced individual. It’s an essential part of the learning process we all must go through to become better individuals. However not all mi…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 11:10am -
  • True Costs of Investing in a Business (And Ways to Raise Funds)
    You’ve decided that you’re tired of churning out hours of work for pennies on the dollar. After years of working a traditional 9 to 5,  you’re ready to take the plunge into entrepreneurship. You’re not quite sure if you want to start your ow…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 1:17pm -
  • Decluttering ideas for your home office
    As the saying goes, ‘a tidy space means a tidy mind’, however many of us still work in cluttered and untidy environments despite this sound advice. Many studies support the notion that people who work in a cluttered, disorganised environment are…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 11:33am -

HR Pockets

  • #SHRM18 Speaker Spotlight: Pamela Meyer, PhD
    I took some time to chat with Pamela Meyer, Ph.D about her #SHRM18 session Agility Shift: People Practices, Models and Metrics to Create a More Agile, Competitive Organization. Her session title caught my attention because ‘Agile’ is a term that…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 1:40pm -
  • Bad Training is… bad! A #SHRM18 Interview with Patti Perez
    One of the things I get excited about as a conference blogger is the chance to chat with some of the speakers ahead of the event. I pick different speakers every year to, wait for it…, expand my world! Okay, that was a cheesy set-up to spotlight th…
    - 23 days ago, 29 May 18, 9:28pm -
  • The Most Awkward Position on Your Board
    My faithful readers know that I’ve been involved in my local SHRM chapter since about 2008 and that I’ve held a lot of different volunteer roles through those years (holy cow that’s ten years, which I think makes me a chapter historian by defau…
    - 79 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 1:17pm -
  • My favorite woman
    There’s no better person I could write about on #InternationalWomensDay than my Grandma! I love this woman so much and she loves me just as much. Grandma has been the strongest female role model throughout my life and such an influence on me. I fel…
    - 9 Mar 18, 1:39am -

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

  • newHow to Make Your Small Business ADA Compliant
    It’s time for another not so sexy HR topic- how to make your small business ADA compliant. Let’s be honest, most of the federal laws don’t really pertain to the smallest of businesses but this one does. I know I dealt with many times in HR and…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • How Personality Profiles Increase the Effectiveness of Leadership Development Programs
    In May I talked about one reason many leadership development programs fail – lack of individuality. Programs that assume leadership development is one size fits all and do not individualize may be less effective than those that provide different tr…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • #SHRM18 Exhibitor Spotlight: The Movember Foundation
    One of the things I love about being the co-founder of DISRUPTHR Los Angeles and putting together events is meeting amazing HR and business leaders who are doing really great work. One such meeting happened just after Memorial Day when a speaker from…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • HR Tech for Small Businesses and Why Your Spreadsheets Work Just Fine (Maybe)
    If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that our motto is simple. Small businesses can do anything big businesses can do as long as they know how to scale. One of the most common areas small businesses need to know how to scale is…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 1:00pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • This is 40.... 5
    Friends -The Mrs and I celebrated my 45th year on earth at Atelier Crenn a few days back... and it was glorious!I guess I'm half way through this wonderful Merry-Go-Round called life so I'd be foolish not to share a few things I've learned to this po…
    - 51 days ago, 1 May 18, 11:48pm -
  • Exhibitor Excellence Defined
    The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference will be the 10thstraight that I’ve had the pleasure of attending. Perhaps more intriguing is the fact that I’ve participated in this conference as an Exhibitor and an Attendee alike. I know the pure joy of workin…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 7:35pm -
  • Wait Stations
    "I am taking tiny steps forward" The Great John Darnielle revealed the power of transition in recent conversation. I've often noted that life's most memorable occasions lie in the moments in-between; sparse flashes of reward cradled in the ugly arms…
    - 69 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 9:23pm -
  • Happy Birthday Marley
    Happy Birthday Marmalade -I'm acutely aware that you are officially old enough to read this blog so I'll try not to embarrass you. I've been writing these letters to you before you could even read. I guess it's just my way of telling you how proud I…
    - 87 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 9:48pm -

What Goes Around

  • Father’s Day
    Earlier this week I was going through some old papers, searching for news cuttings which Dad had kept that connected us as a family, to the local area. Leafing through the stack of documents, I found much more than I was originally looking for. I unc…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 9:16am -
  • Gold Against The Soul
    This week’s free art drop emerged while reflecting on a hectic week of (just) meeting deadlines. It’s a postscript to a small body of work I completed earlier in the week, which I will write more about in the next few days. Gold Against The Soul…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 12:34pm -
  • The London Open 2018 : Whitechapel Gallery
    Question. How do you distil 2,600 artistic submissions down to a final list of just 22? Answer. With love, care, and attention. The London Open is a triennial exhibition with over 80 years of history, taking place at The Whitechapel Gallery. The sele…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 8:49am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

  • Talking HR with Brian Pierce from WMAY
    This morning I had a chance to talk with Brian Pierce from WMAY as a member of Local First Springfield. We talked about ice cream, management coaching, hiring and retaining employees and more.  Have a listen!Listen to "Rogers HR Consulting - 6/15/18…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 9:12pm -
  • Social Learning Platforms in the Classroom?
    Yes, social learning platforms are in my classrooms (face-to-face, blended, and online) and have been part of my teaching methodology since 2011 or so.  I personally got online around 2008 not too long after social media started getting popular amon…
    - 72 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:03am -
  • 121517 WMAY Local First Spotlight Rogers HR Consulting

    - 10 Mar 18, 10:01pm -
  • #MeToo Focus in the Caribbean
    The morning after a day in Jamaica starts off with a bang in Julie Pugh's session covering Harassment in the Headlines most recently refenced by hashtags #MeToo and #TimesUp.  Her session was titled Have Your Life Jacket Handy: The HR Professional's…
    - 9 Feb 18, 3:48pm -

Rollercoaster HR

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

    - 9 Jan 18, 12:38pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • HR On The Run >Starbucks Diversity Training & De-escalating Anger
    Now that I work from home, there are times I have to get out of the house. You guessed it, I do the rest of… Continue reading → HR On The Run >Starbucks Diversity Training & De-escalating Anger
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 1:30pm -
  • @Dawnhburke #SHRM18 Spotify Playlist
    OK – I bit. Someone challenged me to create a #SHRM18 conference playlist.  Since I love music, and listen to lots of it – I… Continue reading → @Dawnhburke #SHRM18 Spotify Playlist
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 7:38pm -
  • Corporate Diversity Leaders: Less Focus On Demographics, More On Belonging
    “There are champions of “diversity” and there are champions of a “demographic”. We need to be more concerned when something happens to one of us;… Continue reading → Corporate Diversity Leaders: Less Focus On Demographics, More On Belon…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 1:30pm -
  • #SHRM18 > 4 Speakers #HR Can’t Miss If You Want To Re-Skill
    Hello Friends! I am going to be covering the SHRM National Conference this month in Chicago, IL (yes, one of my fav states).  Since I… Continue reading → #SHRM18 > 4 Speakers #HR Can’t Miss If You Want To Re-Skill
    - 15 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 8:46pm -