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Laurie Ruettimann

  • newBest of Let’s Fix Work: Bob Sutton
    Let’s Fix Work is wrapping up its first season at the end of the month. After six months, I can honestly say that I have a podcast to meet cool people. One of those people is Bob Sutton. Consider me a fangirl. He wrote The No Asshole Rule, and ther…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • newLet’s Fix Work Episode 33 — Bonus Episode: The Politics of Sports Journalism with Jeff Pearlman
    Are you living your dream or someone else’s? What does it really take to land a promising writing career in 2018? Joining Laurie today is sports journalist and New York Times best-selling author Jeff Pearlman. They talk about Jeff’s amazing journ…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • newBest of Let’s Fix Work: Jason Lauritsen
    Let’s Fix Work is wrapping up its first season at the end of the month. This week, I’m highlighting some of the conversations I’ve loved. Here’s Jason Lauritsen talking about how to start small and get clear on what you want. Jason has a new…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • Best of Let’s Fix Work: Scott Stratten, UnMarketing
    The first season of Let’s Fix Work is wrapping up because I’m having gallbladder surgery. We’ve had some fabulous guests, including Scott Stratten of UnMarketing. Here’s the show if you missed it. The transcript is below. Laurie: Hi everybody…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 2:00pm -

Sagacity | HR

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

HR Ringleader

  • Ten Conference Commandments for #HRTechConf
    Remember, there are many reasons professionals attend conferences.  The reason with the most benefit is networking.  By trying new ways to boost your networking skills and opportunities you will come home knowing you had a successful event! Rea…
    - 39 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 2:54pm -
  • Making Use of HR Data
    Anytime you attend an analytics session, there is this underlying feeling of dread about the volume of data that you’re about to consume. In this session, Nicole was able to condense the results down to a consumable amount, then relate the response…
    - 51 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 5:17pm -
  • HR Florida: 40 Years of HR Changes and Growth
    HR is advancing at a fast pace as we keep up with technological, social and political changes in our world.  This is no easy task.  No only are we charged with being the keepers of our organization’s people practices, we’re handling the complia…
    - 54 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 1:27pm -
  • HR Florida: Your First Stop to Organizational Success!
    HR Florida is still offering sessions around the must-have compliance, data and HR basics.  But they are also providing a dive into how some of the most current trends are impacting our workplaces.  Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, pay tr…
    - 59 days ago, 21 Aug 18, 3:10pm -

TalentWise

  • Recent FCRA Updates You Need to Know
    The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has been in the news lately due to the changes from the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which amended sections of the Dodd-Frank Act. One of the amendments, The Security Freeze Not…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 8:43am -
  • Sterling Sponsors 2018 SIA’s 40 Under 40 Leaders List
    The temporary or contractor worker sector (or the gig economy) is growing at a rapid rate and will continue to influence the US economy for many decades to come. It has transformed how organizations are sourcing for their talent and how the definiti…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 12:00am -
  • New FCRA Amendments Update Security Freeze Notices
    The background screening industry is highly regulated by federal, state and local laws. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal consumer protection law dating back to the 1970’s that governs consumer background checks. The services and…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 12:00am -
  • Importance of Workforce Monitoring and Re-screening in the Financial Services Industry
    Employers understand the importance of conducting due diligence on their candidates by completing background checks. But it is just as important to monitor and re-screen employees after hire. Employees represent your company and brand to clients, pro…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 12:00am -

HR Schoolhouse

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

Michael Vandervort

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

EveryDay People

  • Spice It Up !!
    This past weekend I had the pleasure of being the closing keynote of the Wisconsin SHRM State HR Conference !! This was a bucket list item for me because I always love the chance to be among my HR peers, and this time I was able to send them forth wi…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Oct 18, 11:45pm -
  • Choose
    A new workweek is upon us. I’m sure it’s going to be filled with both challenges and opportunities. If you’re like most people, you probably feel that the challenges far outweigh the opportunities. That may not be the case, but it gives you the…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 1:05am -
  • Drop the Mic !!
    This past week I was fortunate to be a part of the Illinois SHRM State Conference. I was scheduled to be a speaker and was geeked to have the opportunity !! As I was sitting in the terminal before my flight from Cincinnati to Chicago, I received an e…
    - 19 days ago, 30 Sep 18, 11:28pm -
  • Happy John Jorgensen Day !!

    - 26 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 11:07am -

Women of HR

  • 6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 2:34pm -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 53 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kristy Wallace, Ellevate Network
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 58 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 11:00am -

TLNT

  • newThe ‘Sexy’ Side of Time & Attendance: It’s Not Just Punching In
    What’s the sexiest tech acquisition of the past five or six years? You probably just had “Instagram” somewhere near your lips, but what if it were a time and attendance suite? Like it or not, some HCM acquisitions are notably...
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 6:51pm -
  • newA Merger Is the Time For Workers to Double-Down
    Mergers are a fact of working life. They can be very good news for organizations as they offer opportunities for increased efficiency and scale. When managed well, they can bring about efficiency in the workplace and economy. Yet mergers cause...
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 4:43pm -
  • newSHRM Harassment Survey: Some Improvement, But Culture Needs to Change
    “Change is taking place, but organizational culture must continue to evolve.” That’s one takeaway from the study that SHRM released earlier this month as part of its “Harassment-Free Workplace Series.” “We have a long way to go.” Th…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 2:10pm -
  • newThe 3 Anchors of a Successful Employee Experience Plan
    Understanding the milestones in employees’ professional and personal lives that impact their work is crucial to building a tailored employee experience framework. Employee experience is about a person’s entire journey from the time they become aw…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 6:50pm -

HR Tech Girl

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

HR Gazette

  • newTips For Improving Workplace Health And Safety
    Improving health and safety standards in any organization can have a halo-like effect on the business. Not only will workers be safer, it’s likely there job satisfaction and productivity will also increase, if meaningful improvements have been made…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 2:31am -
  • newCPSA Partners with Government of Canada to Promote Sales Designations
    Sales Designations Receive Big Boost from Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP) This week, Canadian Professional Sales Association and the Government of Canada announced a new relationship which will bring considerable funding…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 5:50pm -
  • newHow to Create a Cybersecurity Policy
    Cyber attacks target organizations both large and small, so no matter what size your company is, you need a cybersecurity policy. A good cybersecurity policy makes it easy for your members to practice good security discipline, because they have a set…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 3:30pm -
  • newHRchat Podcast Interview: How to Make Your Talent Strategy Skyrocket with Dr. Benjamin Slade, NASA
    Employee Engagement and Talent Strategy Expert Insights Hot on the heels of the People Analytics Summit, Bill Banham got an opportunity to interview Dr. Benjamin Slade, a research & analysis lead in the Talent Strategy & Engagement Division of NASA.…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 4:13pm -

HR Ringleader

  • Ten Conference Commandments for #HRTechConf
    Remember, there are many reasons professionals attend conferences.  The reason with the most benefit is networking.  By trying new ways to boost your networking skills and opportunities you will come home knowing you had a successful event! Rea…
    - 39 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 2:54pm -
  • Making Use of HR Data
    Anytime you attend an analytics session, there is this underlying feeling of dread about the volume of data that you’re about to consume. In this session, Nicole was able to condense the results down to a consumable amount, then relate the response…
    - 51 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 5:17pm -
  • HR Florida: 40 Years of HR Changes and Growth
    HR is advancing at a fast pace as we keep up with technological, social and political changes in our world.  This is no easy task.  No only are we charged with being the keepers of our organization’s people practices, we’re handling the complia…
    - 54 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 1:27pm -
  • HR Florida: Your First Stop to Organizational Success!
    HR Florida is still offering sessions around the must-have compliance, data and HR basics.  But they are also providing a dive into how some of the most current trends are impacting our workplaces.  Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, pay tr…
    - 59 days ago, 21 Aug 18, 3:10pm -

HR Examiner

  • newHRExaminer v9.42
    What happens to your recruitment marketing if you can’t articulate what kind of candidate you need or define the right metric to gauge your effort? Jeff Dickey-Chasins explores the challenges in, Articulating the Problem – or Not? Ma…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • newHR Tech Weekly: Episode #192: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    John and Stacey discuss Slack acquiring email app Astro, Microsoft 365 is getting AI-powered suggestions, WalkMe raises $40 million to help people navigate complex user interfaces, and PeopleFluent Separates Workforce Compliance and Diversity Divisio…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 11:30am -
  • newPrivilege
    "For organizational leaders, I think one of the challenges of our times is going to be centered around privilege. What is assumed to be fixed, and what is flexible, will be a factor in determining how an organization is perceived by those who choose…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 11:30am -
  • newHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #294: Jason Lauritsen
    John Sumser speaks with Jason Lauritsen, a keynote speaker, author, and consultant. Jason is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently. He has just published his latest book about Unlocking High P…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 4:00pm -

HR Cloud

Your HR Buddy

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

HR Minion

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

DATIS HR Cloud

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

HR Gazette

  • newTips For Improving Workplace Health And Safety
    Improving health and safety standards in any organization can have a halo-like effect on the business. Not only will workers be safer, it’s likely there job satisfaction and productivity will also increase, if meaningful improvements have been made…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 2:31am -
  • newCPSA Partners with Government of Canada to Promote Sales Designations
    Sales Designations Receive Big Boost from Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP) This week, Canadian Professional Sales Association and the Government of Canada announced a new relationship which will bring considerable funding…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 5:50pm -
  • newHow to Create a Cybersecurity Policy
    Cyber attacks target organizations both large and small, so no matter what size your company is, you need a cybersecurity policy. A good cybersecurity policy makes it easy for your members to practice good security discipline, because they have a set…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 3:30pm -
  • newHRchat Podcast Interview: How to Make Your Talent Strategy Skyrocket with Dr. Benjamin Slade, NASA
    Employee Engagement and Talent Strategy Expert Insights Hot on the heels of the People Analytics Summit, Bill Banham got an opportunity to interview Dr. Benjamin Slade, a research & analysis lead in the Talent Strategy & Engagement Division of NASA.…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 4:13pm -

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

  • newSurvey Reveals How Employees Are Bonding With the Boss
    How close are you with your boss at work? From following each other on Snapchat to asking the boss for advice on personal matters, a new survey finds many employees are finding various ways to bond with the boss!Researchers at Olivet Nazarene Univers…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 5:35pm -
  • It's World Food Day, So Let's Talk about Hunger at Work
    Employers like employees who are hungry for the work. But what if employees are hungry for food because they can't afford to buy enough of it?Today is World Food Day, which is meant to highlight issues around chronic hunger and food sustainability. W…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 4:16pm -
  • One-Third of Employees Think Managers Set Pay Based on Feelings
    Here's a Monday kind of question for you: Do you think your manager sets your pay based primarily on skills, or how they feel about you? Cloud-based compensation software firm Beqom has issued its 2018 Compensation and Culture Report, which, among ot…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 5:22pm -
  • Like a Boss! 80% of U.S. Workers are Happy with Their Managers
    October 16 is National Boss's Day, the one day of the year when we're supposed to compliment the boss. Luckily, a new survey finds that saying "good job!" to the boss and actually meaning it might not be so hard to do, after all!Staffing firm OfficeT…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 4:41pm -

The HR Blog

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

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

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

Just Joan

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

True Faith HR

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

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • new3 Open Enrollment Best Practices Every HR Manager Should Know
    Every HR manager counts down until the first day of open enrollment. This year, that date is November 1. As the busy season fast approaches, it’s important to be adequately prepared. Review the following three open enrollment best practices and re…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 10:18am -
  • newIf You’re Going to Rage Quit, Do It Right
    When your boss is horrible, or customers have unreasonable and rude requests, or you just can’t take it anymore, you may wish to “rage quit” your job–walk out in a dramatic fashion. Quitting without notice makes for some sweet revenge. Who ca…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 3:13pm -
  • San Churro Chocolateria Shows a Sweet Way to Recruit
    I love dessert. I’m a firm believer that food can bring us together, and dessert can do that in a very special way. It must be true because I saw the most amazing LinkedIn post from Todd Rogerson, the Chief Happiness Officer for San Churro Choc…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:36am -
  • How to Create a Small Business Benefits Package Your Employees Will Love
    While the desire to create a great small business benefits package may not have been one of the reasons you decided to go into business, if you want your company to thrive, the benefits you offer are of the utmost importance. Your benefits help keep…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 10:25am -

Lean HR

  • Shifting Gears
    As we’ve discussed around these parts in the past, I’ve not been writing here as much as I would like.  There’s lot of reasons (none of them terribly good), but I’ve felt like I should be doing more.  With that in mind, I’m excited to sha…
    - 12 Jan 15, 4:13pm -
  • #GivingTuesday – A Special Day for #NoKidHungry
      As we come out of the Thanksgiving holiday, it is easy to lose ourselves in the commercial gorging known as Christmas.  It’s the reason Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (or at the very least, my favorite in the second half of the year).  Ch…
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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

  • Helping Domestic Violence Survivors in the Workplace
    I was attacked one Sunday night just over 10 years ago. We were separated only a few weeks at the time. He returned to the house while me and our children were sleeping. I was startled awake to find him standing over me. The physical attack began wit…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 10:00am -
  • The Most Ridiculous Roles for Women at Work
    Early in my career, I read an article which said  men generally cast women into 1 of 5 roles in the workplace. Those 5 roles are Mother Wife Girlfriend/Mistress Sister Daughter Mother is expected to coddle and comfort and cover, even when you’re n…
    - 52 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 10:30am -
  • What HR is to Me … Now
    The Buzz on HR reached its 7th Blogiversary in May. I was taking a little sabbatical from writing following the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge so I didn’t make much fuss about it. But I gotta admit, 7 Years is a really big deal and I’m proud of myse…
    - 80 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • 5 Ways To Ensure Mediocre Performance
    Creating and maintaining high performance in our workplaces is not easy. It takes a lot of effort … And that’s probably why so many individuals and organizations fail at it. Not everyone is cut out for it. Not everyone wants to put in the work it…
    - 94 days ago, 18 Jul 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
    - 6 Oct 12, 12:58pm -

Make HR Happen

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

No Excuses HR

  • Reunited and Returned
    A question for you today...do you feel as if you've 'figured it all out?' I'm not being a smart you-know-what here. I'm actually curious if you feel that way. Honesty is the Best PolicyTo be honest with you, I kinda feel like I had it all figured o…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 11:50am -
  • Finding My Way
    I'm not exactly sure when it happened, but I've found myself in somewhat of an awkward place. Professionally, I have a terrific job with a company that is being recognized in the industry and growing fast. I love human resources work...it just match…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 6:06pm -
  • For Soon Is Yesterday
    I've been thinking a lot lately about how I...well...think about things. I like to have a clear understanding of what's behind me, as well as a vision of what's ahead...develop a game plan...execute well...and get to where I just knew I would get to…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Sep 18, 12:30pm -
  • What is Your 'One Word?'
    I'm not sure it's fair to ask you to reduce your entire life down to 'one word.' Our lives are full of all sorts of emotions, activities, responsibilities, aspirations, convictions, anxieties, and goals.One word?Why Just OneI think there's something…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 10:54am -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

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

The HR Field Guide

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

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HR Nasty

  • A different attitude towards workplace diversity
    Let there be cake!Disclaimer: *The following story is a true workplace diversity story. I wrote the below post which was uploaded on our company website and am reposting it here with permission. The names have been omitted to protect from poaching.…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 3:00am -
  • What is your desired salary?
    Will your answer to the Desired Salary question make it rain?We know the Desired Salary question is coming“What is your desired salary question?” Ever worried if your number was too high or too low when interviewing for your dream job? Ever w…
    - 86 days ago, 26 Jul 18, 5:20am -
  • Company compensation philosophy and how it effects your desired salary
    A compensation philosophy isn’t just about the BenjaminsThe interview question of questionsI don’t think a week goes by where I am asked how to answer the standard interview question “What is your desired salary?”  Truthfully, I don’t…
    - 93 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 2:39am -
  • Why most employees are expendable vs. promotable? A VP speaks out.
    Are you promotable?Are you Promotable or Expendable at your job?Ninety percent of employees feel they are promotable. In reality, from a manager’s standpoint, 90 percent of employees fall into category number 2 and 3 listed below.Promotable:…
    - 29 Jun 18, 12:23am -

HR Gal Friday

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

RU HRelevant

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

Christopher in HR

  • Math 101
    Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it’s hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let’s start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I’ve worked with…
    - 28 Jun 17, 12:13pm -
  • Hope
    Watch the children. Right outside my door is a running path that goes around a small pond, skirts the edge of two hospitals and eventually meanders past a pretty good-sized playground at the edge of a large market. The playground is usually full, oth…
    - 20 Jun 17, 10:15am -
  • Greatness
    Are you grateful? Yesterday I had a full day – between playing golf and then marshaling I was on the course for 14 hours and the peak temp was 99 (37 C for my global friends.) It was a long day. I knew I had to stop at the grocery store on the way…
    - 28 May 17, 4:34pm -
  • The Doctor is Out
    I’m not a doctor, but I play one on tv. That’s an old commercial so it my not resonate with many of you but what I remember being surprised about was that the actor had to remind the viewer he wasn’t a doctor. As if. Flash forward to current ti…
    - 18 May 17, 11:54am -

China Gorman Blog

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

Women of HR

  • 6 Tips for Getting Away Without Sacrificing Your Business
    You have climbed your way up the career ladder, shattered glass ceilings and have a long history of success on your resume. But you didn’t work this hard to stay perched at the top with no respite from your daily duties. You need to take advantage…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Business Outcomes & Human Centered Experiences – #HRTechConf 2018
    The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago.  As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 2:34pm -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 53 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kristy Wallace, Ellevate Network
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 58 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

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

Talent Culture

  • new#WorkTrends: Is Your Team Really Motivated?
    When it comes to employee management and engagement, a large body of research indicates that respect, purpose and relationships are more effective than money. So why are so many organizations still struggling to move the needle on worker engagement?…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • 3 Trends Affecting Global Mobility and the Nature of Work
    In today’s dynamic and global marketplace, it’s more important than ever that organizations are agile — and they can get there by building adaptive and diverse workforces. That means companies need to be able to move people around the world eff…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • #WorkTrends: Bring Your Human to Work with Erica Keswin
    Erica Keswin, a workplace strategist who recently published a fascinating new book, “Bring Your Human to Work,” recalls a chat with a CEO who shared how nine people in his company had a seemingly normal conference call. “After the call they rea…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 12:42pm -
  • 4 Common Misconceptions About Co-Working
    When I first started working in the co-working industry more than 15 years ago, everyone who walked through our door had to be educated about what co-working actually was. From reassuring people that there was enough space for all to work comfortably…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 11:00am -

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

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

HR to WHO

Change-Effect

  • Technical education isn’t second class
    Anyone who has followed this blog for any period of time will know that I’m a massive proponent of technical education as a worthy alternative to traditional academic paths. Back in 1995 I was working as a lecturer in a Further Education college wh…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • Another fad, another failure
    Anyone has read my blog over the last decade will know that I have been pretty vocal about the faddism in business management and leadership. We like nothing more than getting behind the latest silver bullet destined to solve all our problems. Employ…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • Sometimes you need to let go
    Last week I was thinking about a conversation at work that had really got my goat. It was one of those conversations that happens without warning, that you participate in and then when you walk away you stop and think, “how on earth did that happen…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • We are better together
    I read this post recently, by my friend Sukh Pabial on whether Learning and Development should be part of “HR”, or should be a stand alone function. It is a debate that raises its head on a regular basis and plays out in both L&D and Recruitment…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 7:27am -

PeopleTactics

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

HR Culture Club

  • Resume Quick Tips

    - 12 Apr 18, 11:08am -
  • Kick Ass Cover Letter that Gets an Interview
    Companies with awesome culture often hire for a cultural fit first and foremost, so throw out what you learned about snoozy cover letters to land an interview by writing a kick ass cover letter.  One thing most companies that care about culture has…
    - 12 Apr 18, 11:04am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • We didn’t care enough
    Yesterday someone asked me why a problem hadn’t been solved before and I replied that we obviously just hadn’t cared enough. It felt like that needed a longer explanation, so I told them what I’m about to tell you… Things that organisations r…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:51am -
  • Whole lot of history
    There is a way the conversation often goes when you are new to a role. And a way it can go How it often goes “Why don’t we do my brilliant idea. I’m the breath of fresh air new boss?” “Tried it, didn’t work” How it can go “I was looki…
    - 52 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 6:41am -
  • Feedback is a gift
    Feedback is a gift. Or it is like a gift in many ways. Or at least 10. My Auntie Rosie was the worst gift giver in our family – and also brought the most joy. Watching my cousin pretend to be delighted at receiving an electric lemon squeezer as a p…
    - 59 days ago, 22 Aug 18, 6:49am -
  • Version 0.1
    Someone once told me that version 0.1 is the most important. I now tell my teams that version 0.1 is the most important. Because I agree that version 0.1 is the most important Version 0.0 means we are discussing a blank space, nothing has formed. Ver…
    - 75 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 6:53am -

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

  • newHow to Fit Sleep into a Busy Schedule
    Sleep is necessary for a healthy life, but all too often meetings, chores and other responsibilities get in the way of proper rest. You could get all the right furniture, heavy blankets and comfy pillows you’ve been dreaming of, but you don’t hav…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 2:19pm -
  • How 12 Artists and Creatives Faced (and Overcame) Failure #infographic
    Have you ever been so stifled by failing at something that you basically just want to give up completely? That is certainly a normal reaction. But it’s also important to know and understand that failure is inevitable. It’s a natural part of the p…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 10:45am -
  • What You Can do to Reduce Energy Waste in Your Bedroom
    Want to go green in your bedroom? It’s easier than you might think. Although products like your mattress and other furniture may produce waste in manufacturing and disposal, it is possible to minimize the energy waste created by furnishing your bed…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 10:24am -

HR Pockets

  • I’ll staple those applications
    This is a story about a time I when I had a great idea. The year was two thousand and seven. I was all of 21 years old and very ambitious. I had been working my first “grown up” job for a year now and had been exceeding all expectations. I had le…
    - 3 Jul 18, 12:47pm -
  • Only 48 hours
    Like most of the #SHRM18 attendees and bloggers I have a lot of thoughts to share with you all from the sessions I attended, but one has constantly been running through my mind since Wednesday. What if you only had 48 hours to respond to the biggest…
    - 26 Jun 18, 12:14pm -
  • The first time I tweeted
    Hot off the heels of #SHRM18 and I have to share that I’ve been quite sappy about it! First reason being because Chicago is where it all started for me. #SHRM13 was the first time I was invited to be a part of the bloggers team and I was absolutely…
    - 24 Jun 18, 6:46pm -
  • #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…
    - 14 Jun 18, 1:40pm -

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

  • new3 Recruiting Practices Killing Small Business Hiring
    Small businesses start from behind in the recruiting space. Candidates are unaware that the business exists much less that it is hiring. If they do know they may be hesitant about joining a small business due to stability issues. If the business can…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • How to talk HR Strategy to Small Business Leaders
    HR strategy or being strategic in HR has been a hot topic for a while now. HR practitioners lament over how they would like to be more strategic or work on strategic things. They long to work in an environment where HR is seen as a strategic partner.…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • How to Use Inclusive Job Descriptions to Attract Top Talent for Your Small Business
    Recently I began working on a client project to make their job descriptions more inclusive. Our client was having difficulty attracting women and minorities to work for them. They were part of a heavily male-dominated industry but saw their lack of d…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • Master Class – How the Best Places to Work Leverage Personality Type
    Our next Master Class offering covers it all: recruiting, employee engagement, employee development, communication, team efficiency and solving for world peace. Ok, maybe that last one is an exaggeration, but we actually might make a dent in organiza…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 1:00pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • newOur Happiness Dilemma
    This month I enter my 12 year in the Human Capital Management space. Trends have come and gone but our function remains in the positive part of Human Resources. Continually, we seek to serve the function of bringing people together, our extended goal…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 3:36pm -
  • Shimmering Reflection
    At the start of any given day I have two goals:Remember the fleeting and spare moments of pure happinessRemember that my problems are insignificant I know people who are in pain. Their lives have been forever changed by an event or series of events…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 8:15pm -
  • HR Tech 18
     With the HR Technology Conference upon us, all my friends are abuzz...... !What new technology is coming?What's developing in the AI, Bot and Big Data spaces?What are the new buzzwords?Are the old Vanguards still relevant?At HR Tech, exhibitors, en…
    - 46 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 1:32pm -
  • Love Headlock
      Summer has given way to the fall. The humidity is blowing over the hills, sweat replaced by shivers. Soon bags will float upon the air and jackets will leave the closet.I'm ever-humbled by my love for the human race when I see young people enjoyin…
    - 51 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 1:56pm -

What Goes Around

  • Things Used To Be So Much Better…
    I’ve just listened to an interview on the radio with Paul Lambert, a former Scottish international football player and manager. The Scotland team are on a particularly poor run of form just now, having lost six of the eight games they’ve played s…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 7:40am -
  • Fraud. A warning.
    Recently published data shows that more than £500m has been stolen from customers of British banks in the first half of this year. £145m of that was due to authorised push payment (APP) scams, in which people are conned into sending money to anoth…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Sep 18, 6:15am -
  • A Gift Inside A Gift
    I recently agreed to donate a piece of art to a fundraising event for Wallington Animal Rescue (WAR), an excellent local good cause, run tirelessly by Neil and Amanda. As the event drew nearer, I got more nervous. A painting of a cat had been reques…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 7:35am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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

HR Warrior

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

Rollercoaster HR

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

    - 9 Jan 18, 12:38pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • Big Acquisition News from LinkedIn! #TalentConnect Week at #DBHR
    Hey Gang — it’s day one of LinkedIn #TalentConnect Week and we are starting off with a BANG.  Watch this short clip to hear about some BIG LinkedIn acquisition news…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 6:28pm -
  • On DBHR> It’s LinkedIn #TalentConnect Week!
    Hello Friends!  I’m happy to announce the beginning of LinkedIn Talent Connect Week at DBHR.  Next Week (October 8-11, 2018) LinkedIn is having their annual Talent Connect conference in Anaheim, CA.  I’m thrill to announce I will both cover an…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 4:59pm -
  • #HRTechConf 2018: Text Recruiting Is HERE
    Yesterday the 2018 #HRTechnology conference kicked off in wonderful, fabulous Las Vegas. HR pros, this is a conference that should be on your annual must-go-to list, so add it to your 2019 budget now. Most companies use some sort of employee “syste…
    - 38 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 6:35pm -
  • When A Colleague Gets Their Just Rewards, Graciousness Wins
    We’ve all dealt with a colleague or boss who treated us poorly. It hasn’t been the norm in my world, so when it has happened occasionally, I’d channel the five stages of grief in 48 hours: Denial: Did that just happen Anger: Eff that guy! Barga…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Jul 18, 5:06pm -