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Laurie Ruettimann

  • newSpeakers: How and When to Use the F-Bomb
    Years ago, I worked for a guy named Bret Starr. He’s a kindhearted CEO of a marketing agency, and he loved me dearly. He asked me to join his merry band of misfits when I was freaking out because my husband had lost his job during the great recessi…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 1:11pm -
  • The Future of Work
    I’m attending a technology conference where no fewer than two dozen people are walking around saying that they’re experts on the future of work. If they’re not using the word expert, they’re referring to themselves as futurists. I remember th…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 10:55pm -
  • The 2017 HR Tech Conference: How to Help
    The 2017 HR Technology Conference & Exposition is more than just a conference. It’s a vibrant and robust community. People from all over the world travel to Las Vegas to talk about crucial workforce issues such as culture, engagement and the employ…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 3:01pm -
  • Failure, Mindfulness and Gratitude
    I was on a JetBlue flight that hit a bird. Well, it hit a bird on its way to Raleigh. Apparently, nobody thought it was a big deal. We boarded the aircraft as if the bird incident were just a minor inconvenience. Bird? What bird? That’s not a hazma…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 8:36pm -

Sagacity | HR

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

HR Ringleader

HR Schoolhouse

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

Michael Vandervort

  • How can HR help in Houston?
    How can HR help in Houston? There are a lot of things you can do besides just donating $10 to the Red Cross via text. See if your company has a matching program and make a donation. The organization I work for made a donation to the American Red Cros…
    - 51 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 4:50pm -
  • What’s Your SHRM Relationship Status? Final Thoughts on #SHRM17
    Final Thoughts on #SHRM17 How would you describe your relationship with SHRM?   Member Volunteer Vendor Speaker Staff Board Member New Attendee Certified Professional In this grouping, I am or have been a 1) member 2) volunteer 3) speaker 4) new att…
    - 27 Jun 17, 7:18pm -
  • Born on the Bayou – HR Social Media #shrm17
    A big topic of discussion that ran through the week of #ASHRM17 was how the New Orleans SHRM 2009 event was in many ways the birth of the social media sphere that exists in SHRM today.  I was part of a terrific informal dinner that took place one ni…
    - 26 Jun 17, 3:22pm -
  • It’s Time To Make A Change #shrm17
    It’s Sunday, June 25th.  Today is the day that I made the decision to switch from being an avid Uber user to a hopeful Lyft user.   The reason I made this decision today comes from conversations I had with other HR pros while serving as a member…
    - 25 Jun 17, 9:22pm -

EveryDay People

  • Urgent or Important ??
    Another work week is upon us. As you enter the office to jump into the mix of the day, are you anxious? I think that many people are. This is especially true if you practice HR. Why do I say that? It’s because our days are never our own. When you w…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:47am -
  • Untitled
    This past weekend I was in Chicago for a combination of events. First of all, I was a speaker at the HR Conference for Legal Professionals through ALA. Secondly, I was also celebrating my 28th wedding anniversary with my amazing wife !! We’ve been…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 1:07am -
  • Bitter or Better ??
    Change. A simple word that is infinite in how it can be defined, measured and approached. There are countless articles, training courses, books and opinions on what change is/isn’t and how to approach it when it occurs. That seems ironic to me beca…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 2:32am -
  • Bailey
    There’s a very cool place that is a five minute drive from my house called Station Road Farm. Many towns have a place like this where you can buy flowers, produce, mulch, pumpkins, etc. It is a popular location because it’s a farm that seems to h…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 12:46am -

Women of HR

  • Women in Technology – What Can You Do To Move the Needle? #HRTechConf
    The 2017 HR Technology Conference kicked off on Tuesday morning with the second annual Women in HR Technology summit.  Back bigger and better than ever this year – in a much bigger conference space to alleviate the overflow issues from the unexpec…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 5:41pm -
  • #VegasStrong at #HRTechConf
    Next week I’ll be joining thousands of other HR professionals as we converge on Las Vegas for the 20th annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition.  I’ve already written about my thoughts on the upcoming show.  This post serves a different p…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 2:38pm -
  • What it Takes to Become a CHRO
    If you dream of becoming a CHRO, remember the number 60. By the end of this article, it will remind you of what type of people make it to CHRO and the CHRO hiring trends over the past several years. Every year, HR@Moore surveys CHROs. Here are some i…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • #HRTechConf 2017 – An HR Practitioner’s Perspective and Preview
    The 2017 edition of the HR Technology Conference – the 20th annual by the way – is now about two weeks away.  This annual gathering, celebration, and showcase of all things HR technology related has quickly become one of my favorite HR events of…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 11:00am -


  • newGreat Managers Coach By Holding Up A Mirror
    It’s no secret that the feedback we share with others fails to bring about positive and lasting change. By some estimates, people ignore our feedback nearly 70% of the time. There are lots of reasons why – it’s not specific, too infrequent,…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 4:40pm -
  • newWith Women’s Employment Slowing, Employers Need to Do More
    An opinion piece in The New York Times a few weeks ago really jolted me. I had my head buried in “best company” applications all summer— helping clients put together strong submissions for the Fortune 100 Best Companies list. It’s time-co…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 2:50pm -
  • new8 Reasons We Are Not Happy at Work
    Why are we unhappy at work? That’s the question I wanted to answer when a poll my company, InspiredWork, conducted found that 84% of workers globally reported being less than perfectly happy at work. What I discovered is that we have...
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 12:49pm -
  • newYour High Performers Are Watching How You Treat Low Performers
    One of the most important environmental factors affecting employee performance is the performance levels of their coworkers. Humans are herd animals and we pay attention to what the rest of the herd is doing. What we believe is impressive, possible,.…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 17, 4:30pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • Series: Part 2: What does a diverse workforce look like?
    If you have recently visited hrtechgirl, you may have read my post on Is Diversity delivering ROI?. This piqued my interest in all things diversity and inclusion. So this post looks at some thoughts around “What does a diverse workforce look like?…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 11:26pm -
  • Fabulous, Functional and Affordable – the new age of HRIS
    Is your HRIS fabulous, functional and affordable? The HRIS market is exploding with options. In fact, a google search for HRIS might leave you with over 7 million results. Sounds overwhelming? I can understand why. But search for fabulous HRIS and yo…
    - 52 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 10:44pm -
  • Reflections of a #hrtechoholic – AHRI 2017
    #hrtechoholic is a word, there I said it. And thanks to Australian HR Institute (AHRI) for feeding my hrtechoholism (yes that is another word now too!). Without any drum-roll, here are my observations from the few hours spent at the exhibition and ga…
    - 58 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 1:19am -
  • Series: Part 1: Is Diversity delivering ROI?
    The answer is obvious. According to McKinsey, 2015 “Companies with diversity outperform less diverse organizations (15% higher for gender diversity, 35% higher for ethnic diversity)”. Surprisingly though, most companies fail to set-up their D&I…
    - 30 Jun 17, 2:40am -

HR Gazette

  • newHRchat: Building Organizational Capacity and InnovateWork Toronto with Christine Miners [podcast]
    In this episode of the HRchat show, Bill Banham is joined by Christine Miners, Managing Director of Talent at Verity International, a Canadian Human Resource consulting firm, focused on providing service across three areas of specialty: Career Manage…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 12:19pm -
  • DisruptHR San Francisco Interview with Andrea Robb
    Ahead of DisruptHR San Francisco on Oct 17, we interviewed speaker Andrea Robb, Talent Design Director at Airbnb. Andrea is a designer, researcher, leader, and coach in her role as Talent Design Director at Airbnb, and in her prior roles at Lucasfilm…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:50pm -
  • DisruptHR San Francisco Interview with Nancy Hauge
    Ahead of DisruptHR San Francisco on Oct 17, we interviewed one of the event’s awesome speakers, Nancy Hauge. A former stand-up comedian, Nancy Hauge failed her way to Silicon Valley where she found that an improvisation background and being unencu…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 5:05pm -
  • Are You Living and Leading a Positive Office Culture?
    One of the biggest ‘hot button’ topics in business today is the creation of a positive office culture. Are your employees happy and engaged? Do they actively participate and live the values of your company? With massive generational divides in th…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 1:35pm -

HR Ringleader

HR Examiner

  • newHRx Big Ideas Radio: Episode #31: Alfonso Díez David
    John Sumser talks with Alfonso Díez David, an experienced international HR Leader at the helm of HR for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Alfonso has 27 years in the Automotive Industry (19 in HR, 8 in IT) leading large business initiatives, m…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • newHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #257: Karin Bootsma
    John Sumser speaks with Karin Bootsma, the Vice President of Marketing at RiseSmart. Bootsma has two decades of technology and human capital management marketing experience at public and private companies.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • newTrending Now
    Maren Hogan adds her predictions to the latest trends that she's hearing about at HR and recruiting conferences.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 11:30am -
  • newHRIntelligencer 1.21
    Highlights: “The really important AI breakthroughs at work will be made by bright, empathetic, or highly skilled humans working alongside incredibly diligent but very boring machines.” Read, What the rise of the AI dull-bots means for humans.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 64 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • AI Cannot Replace the Human Element in Recruiting
    If you are in Recruiting, one of the buzzwords you hear the most these days is Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Recruiting. Robots..Chatbots…Machine learning…AI…are taking over the HR and Recruiting world and creating anxiety of robots stealing…
    - 66 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • Blogging with a Purpose
    Two years ago, HR blogging, broadcasting DiveThruHR Podcasts and India HR LIVE talk shows had been my full-time job. No, It wasn’t a paying gig!  But I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from that experience, which helped me get ahead in my c…
    - 67 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 12:28pm -

HR Minion

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

PeopleGoal Blog


  • newWorkforce Management of the Future
    The future of workforce management is constantly evolving. Just when you think you’ve implemented the most modern software, a new digital tool disrupts the industry. It is becoming harder and harder to predict the next big thing to change the...
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 2:14pm -
  • Top 3 Millennial Retention Strategies
    Employee retention is important for any organization that is looking for stability and growth. High employee turnover is not only expensive, but can also negatively affect the culture and overall environment of an office. With millennials being the l…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 6:54pm -
  • Five Question Fridays with Craig Bass
    Introducing this week’s installment of ‘Five Question Fridays,’ a unique interview series that seeks insight from some of the most respected leaders, experts, and executives in the Health and Human Services industry. Last week, we hosted Susan…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 1:39pm -
  • Why Recruitment Software is the Future
    Web-based recruitment software has become the standard for all organizations in the Health and Human Services industry. It allows organizations of all sizes to simplify the identification, screening, hiring, and onboarding of applicants. With less ti…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 9:26pm -

HR Gazette

  • newHRchat: Building Organizational Capacity and InnovateWork Toronto with Christine Miners [podcast]
    In this episode of the HRchat show, Bill Banham is joined by Christine Miners, Managing Director of Talent at Verity International, a Canadian Human Resource consulting firm, focused on providing service across three areas of specialty: Career Manage…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 12:19pm -
  • DisruptHR San Francisco Interview with Andrea Robb
    Ahead of DisruptHR San Francisco on Oct 17, we interviewed speaker Andrea Robb, Talent Design Director at Airbnb. Andrea is a designer, researcher, leader, and coach in her role as Talent Design Director at Airbnb, and in her prior roles at Lucasfilm…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:50pm -
  • DisruptHR San Francisco Interview with Nancy Hauge
    Ahead of DisruptHR San Francisco on Oct 17, we interviewed one of the event’s awesome speakers, Nancy Hauge. A former stand-up comedian, Nancy Hauge failed her way to Silicon Valley where she found that an improvisation background and being unencu…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 5:05pm -
  • Are You Living and Leading a Positive Office Culture?
    One of the biggest ‘hot button’ topics in business today is the creation of a positive office culture. Are your employees happy and engaged? Do they actively participate and live the values of your company? With massive generational divides in th…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 1:35pm -

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

  • How to Fight the Loneliness Epidemic at Work
    Have you heard about the workplace loneliness epidemic? It's the theory that we're all at work alone, together. Now all the alone time on the clock is getting to us!The more technology brings us together, the more it's pulling us apart. Why talk to e…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 5:36pm -
  • Your Yelling Boss Gets Tired of Yelling After a Week
    Being a jerk to employees makes your boss feel better -- but only for awhile until the abuse begins to take a toll on the boss's mental health, according to a new Michigan State University study. You might think the manager who is a yeller secretly e…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 6:10pm -
  • 20% of Workplace Coffee Mugs Have Poop on Them
    Do you use a ceramic coffee mug at work? Well, your cuppa of French vanilla medium roast might just contain traces of fecal matter. Drink up, everyone!A new University of Arizona study finds the vast majority (90%) of office coffee mugs have gross ge…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 7:10pm -
  • Are You Tired of Teammates Riding Your Coattails at Work?
    Your employer encourages employee collaboration -- and a lot of it! -- but your co-workers always look to you to provide the details, the documentation, and even the party decorations while they never seem to bring anything to the table! Another day,…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:17pm -

The HR Blog

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

The HR Capitalist

  • newIs Anonymous Feedback From Employees OK?
    Who here is tired of seeing disgruntled employees rip your company on Glassdoor? Wow..almost everyone. I can't say I'm surprised. Anonymous feedback is rapidly being recognized for what it is. The newspaper industry entered the digital industry with…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 2:13pm -
  • Tesla: Now the Most Interesting Workplace Culture in The World...
    Forget Google, Apple and if you're into pain, Uber. Tesla is now the most interesting workplace culture in the world. Here's 4 reasons why, my friends: 1--For starters, they've got a founder who is brilliant and unreasonable all at the...
    - 3 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 4:45pm -
  • The More Your Company Wins, the More Great Talent Will Allow You To Coach...
    I saw this one last weekend. I think you'll enjoy it. Here's your set up. Alabama's football team is coached by Nick Saban - did a post early this week after what a control freak he is. The thing is,...
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 5:53pm -
  • The HR Capitalist Playbook for Men Avoiding Workplace Harassment Claims...
    Harassment claims have been in the news lately, and it's an interesting time for HR leaders. Whether you're talking about the latest Harvey Weinstein reports or all the crazy stuff that went down at Uber, you've probably never had everyone's...
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 4:37pm -

Unbridled Talent

Just Joan

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

True Faith HR

  • Could You Scout Talent 24/78 365 Days A Year? #8ManRotation
    As 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, and the need for talent management and acquisition becomes increasingly important, it seems HR professionals are continually trying to keep up; being reactive instead of proactive. Imagine, instead, you had to…
    - 56 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 6:51pm -
  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas in two weeks with a few of the 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. O…
    - 27 Jun 17, 8:16pm -
  • Three Takeaways from #SHRM17
    I'm back from another whirlwind SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans. I've attended for seventeen (17) straight years, so what did I notice in particular about this one?1.  As always, the volunteers and SHRM staff once again did an exemplary job in…
    - 22 Jun 17, 6:30pm -
  • How Expensive Will #SHRM18 Hotels Be?
    While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2018 Conference being held in Chicago, IL, June 17-20.  You, too, can make your early reservation for next year's conference (on…
    - 22 Jun 17, 3:56pm -

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • newHow to React When an Employee Accuses the Most Powerful Person in the Office of Sexual Harassment
    You’re the HR Manager and an employee comes to you and says, “I’d like to report sexual harassment.” You pull out your notepad and a pen and say, “Sit down, and tell me what happened.”  Moments like these are a dime a dozen when you’r…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 12:52pm -
  • newEngage in Monthly Health Plan Monitoring to Improve Engagement, Costs
    When you change your health plan, make sure to engage in health plan monitoring so you learn what works and what doesn’t. That way, if need be, you can change for the following year. Why start in November instead of January? Because most health pla…
    - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 7:18am -
  • newTesla Fires Hundreds of Workers for Poor Performance
    Last week, Tesla terminated hundreds of employees for performance. The actual number has not been released, but estimates range from 400 to 1200 people. Regardless of the actual number, that’s a lot. Usually, when companies terminate large number…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 1:18pm -
  • What is the Happiest Job For You?
    I get lots of questions that begin with “should I….?” Should I get an MBA? Should change my major? Should I quit my job? And I always answer, “I don’t know. What do you want?” Because people are always searching for that elusive “happin…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:52pm -

Lean HR

  • Shifting Gears
    As we’ve discussed around these parts in the past, I’ve not been writing here as much as I would like.  There’s lot of reasons (none of them terribly good), but I’ve felt like I should be doing more.  With that in mind, I’m excited to sha…
    - 12 Jan 15, 4:13pm -
  • #GivingTuesday – A Special Day for #NoKidHungry
      As we come out of the Thanksgiving holiday, it is easy to lose ourselves in the commercial gorging known as Christmas.  It’s the reason Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (or at the very least, my favorite in the second half of the year).  Ch…
    - 2 Dec 14, 2:21pm -
  • It Will Not Stand
    “However, I continue to try and I continue, indefatigably, to reach out. There’s no way I can single-handedly save the world or, perhaps, even make a perceptible difference – but how ashamed I would be to let a day pass without making one more…
    - 1 Dec 14, 2:31pm -
  • Servant Leadership: Dice
    After my recent post on the great things being done by people in our space, I decided this is too important of a topic to not continue.  And my promise to you is I won’t ever pimp out a company that I do any business with unless I tell you.  I’…
    - 18 Nov 14, 2:10pm -

Cost of Work

  • This Year Was Supposed to About Race, So What Happened?
    Whelp, I was going to dedicate this year to race relations on this blog. However something weird happened. ALL HELL BROKE LOSE. Black men kept getting shot and streamed live on Facebook and social media. They went viral. I got...Read more
    - 29 Sep 16, 10:25am -
  • Why Doesn’t Women’s History Month Piss (Some of) You Off Like Black History Month Does?
    “All year long I am writing about race relations in America because things are so poor – anger and hatred seem to dominate the news. We are less tolerant than any point over the last 30 years.” Seriously, just the...Read more
    - 22 Mar 16, 12:30pm -
  • Tiffany, It’s Your Day (#TKDay)
    It was in 2012 that I first encountered Tiffany Kuehl online during the SHRM National Conference Explosion in Atlanta. I had already met Dave Ryan and spoken to Steve Browne and a few others but I remember Tiffany because she was...Read more
    - 15 Mar 16, 2:30pm -
  • The Intersection of Racism and Poverty
    Well, this year I am writing about Race Relation in 2016. Things are so messed up and you would think they would be getting better in 2016, but they are not.   I have learned that America is divided into...Read more
    - 2 Mar 16, 3:00pm -

The Buzz on HR

  • Your Employees Are In Pain … Acknowledge It and Help Them.
    In How to Manage After the Events in Charlottesville, I talked about what organizations need to be prepared to do from a policy enforcement standpoint should something like those events happen involving employees in your workplace. But what about the…
    - 64 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:30am -
  • How To Manage After the Events at Charlottesville
    This weekend was hurtful and horrible for America. On Friday,  in Charlottesville, Virginia, White Supremacists marched with torches thru the city to the statue of Thomas Jefferson located on the campus of University of Virginia in protest of decisi…
    - 65 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Prioritizing Your Priorities
    Productivity has become a huge focus for me in 2017. Juggling multiple priorities for me is nothing new. However, as my responsibilities and team continues to grow, I have to be more organized in order to remain effective. I also have to be more awar…
    - 11 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Dear Pepsi, Your Apology Sucks
    Pepsi released a commercial ad this week featuring model and Kardashian sister Kendall Jenner wandering into a protest and resolving the tensions by handing out Pepsi drinks. The imagery was an homage to a popular #BlackLivesMatter photo. And the wor…
    - 6 Apr 17, 10:00am -

Lifes Crazy Joke

  • This will go in history down as my best idea… or my worst.
    This is a post about money. Talking about money is rude. But when have you ever known me to be polite? Zero times. Right now I’m paying a social media manager, a nanny, a few part-time graphic designers, some part-time photographers, my mom (she…
    - 27 Jul 16, 2:00pm -
  • Five Podcasts To Get You Into Podcasts
    The other day I had to explain to my mom what the word “podcast” means (which is hilarious since years ago I co-hosted a fairly successful one). Podcasts are these little bits of talk radio (for lack of a better description) that come in every g…
    - 13 Apr 16, 1:26pm -
  • Skinny people get sick, too.
    I thought I was having a heart attack. Or maybe a panic attack. But the more I sat there, wheezing, chest tight, arms numb – the more I realized I was probably going to die. This was it, I had finally worked myself to death. Putting in 80 hours a…
    - 6 Apr 16, 1:43pm -
  • I’ve been wearing leggings as pants for Science.
    I’ve been adamant about leggings not being pants. Because they’re leggings. And not pants. You can read my most popular blog post ever about this highly controversial (and totally polarizing) topic by clicking here. I was the one who told all of…
    - 11 Feb 16, 11:18pm -

The HR Bacon Hut

  • TNSHRM! Social Media We Have Arrived!
    NSHRM! Social Media We Have Arrived!
    - 10 Sep 13, 6:36pm -
  • Resuscitate HR with Bacon
    The must-Have #bacon snack recommendation for #SHRM13 from HR Bacon Hut would be chunks of bacon and pretzels in chocolate chip batter!
    - 17 Jun 13, 10:39pm -
  • What? No Bacon? Just SHRM?
    Tonight: 6pm-7pm cst my SHRM Chapter Middle Tennessee SHRM will be hosting a social media workshop. We need a back channel. #MTSHRMeep
    - 16 Jan 13, 5:32pm -
  • HRevolution 2012
    Why doe #HRevolution feel somehow different this year? #shrm #shrmlead #tchat #dthr
    - 6 Oct 12, 12:58pm -

Make HR Happen

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

No Excuses HR

  • newJudgment Day
    "If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that sometimes our assumptions and preconceived notions are wrong, and therefore, our interpretation of events is incorrect. This causes us to overreact, to take tings personally, or to judge people…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 12:05pm -
  • You Didn't See Them Coming
    I've been away from the blog for a couple of weeks. It's been a wild ride of speaking at conferences, connecting with progressive human resources executives, and candidly, getting really fired up about the future of HR.But not the HR group we normall…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 12:27pm -
  • Propaganda, Culture & Employer Brand
    You spend so much time telling me your culture and people are the most valuable assets of your organization....but you don't round, you don't invest precious resources in employees, and you spend your whole day in meetings claiming to be busy.You don…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 12:13pm -
  • Simple, Not Easy
    I've attended many leadership development classes. I've facilitated hundreds of hours of them too. In addition, conferences have been a regular part of my life for years as an attendee and speaker, and I've sought out the leadership-oriented sessions…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 12:33pm -

HR Remix

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

The HR Field Guide

  • "Love Changes Everything. . ."
    Header Photo Credit: jpberba via Compfight cc
    - 7 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • "Talent Is A Wonderful Thing. . ."
    Header Photo Credit: cobalt123 via Compfight cc
    - 4 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • "Your Body Language Shapes Who Your Are"
    I recently had the pleasure of reading Amy Cuddy's game changing book Presence, it's had me rethinking how I hold myself, how I present information, how I tackle challenges, how I meet with new and familiar colleagues, how I conquer the things that s…
    - 2 Mar 16, 12:00pm -
  • "Color Blind or Color Brave"
    As a society we have challenges, in human resources we often face those challenges in a myriad of ways in our work, in my industry - higher education - diversity, equity, and inclusion have and continue to be critically important topics and at my em…
    - 24 Feb 16, 12:00pm -

HR Nasty

  • newHalloween Costume
    Inappropriate Halloween Costume Not just Halloween costumes, but Inappropriate Halloween Costume is today’s topic du jour. It is the middle of October and some of us are thinking about costumes for the company Halloween costume contest. Remember, i…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:28pm -
  • Establishing credibility and career momentum for new hires
    Career Momentum Wondering how you establish credibility and career momentum as a new hire? Whether you are a recent graduate or a veteran of the corporate game, credibility is the one thing that doesn’t take any special skills to acquire. If you ju…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 6:14am -
  • Body language and the job interview, how it can make or break your shot
    Body language and the interview Body language during an interview is the topic of today’s post. We might be saying the right things, but if your body isn’t communicating a consistent message, we might as well stay at home. If your body is communi…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 4:01am -
  • Use the Gallup Q12 questions to manage your manager
    Gallup Q12 for employees This week’s I want to blog about how we can use the Gallup Q12 questions so that you, as an individual contributor, can set yourself up for success. I believe that employees should take control of their careers. If we wait…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 5:12am -

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

Christopher in HR

  • Math 101
    Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it’s hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let’s start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I’ve worked with…
    - 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…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Compensation Transparency
    Ben Eubanks over at Lighthouse Research and Advisory has written a fascinating white paper on transparency. Transparency in Compensation:  Trends and Best Practices, underwritten by, is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impac…
    - 59 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 2:49pm -
  • The Value of Purpose

    - 66 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Are HR And Finance Finally Going To Be Friends?
    How on earth can it be August 1st? For that matter, how on earth can it be 2017? After taking off three weeks for vacation and business travel commitments, it’s time to be back considering new research and data of … Continue reading →
    - 80 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 11:00am -

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newDigital Talent Profiles and the Blockchain
    I'm still unwinding a bit from last week's HR Tech Conference, and one of the things I like to think about after the event is more of a question I suppose. Namely, 'Where there any trends or new technologies that we should have paid more attention to…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:04am -
  • newMy HR Technology Conference Top 10 List #HRTechConf
    I'm back! Sorry (not really sorry), for the dearth of posts the last 10 or 12 days, but the run-up prior, the event itself, and the necessary de-compression from the 20th Annual HR Technology Conference has kept me pretty busy.But after two decent…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • Notes from the road #23 - Where do I start edition?
    Quick shot from my favorite place to write these late night missives - The Delta Sky Club.Here's 5 things I think I think in the run up to next week's HR Technology Conference.5. HR Tech is in Las Vegas next week and rest assured the Conference is…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • The sometimes fine line between retention and regrettable turnover
    Your pal Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine passed away last week at the age of 91.While you probably now plenty (maybe more than you care to know) about the Playboy brand and Hef's pretty remarkable life, you might not know the impetus for h…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 12:00pm -

Women of HR

  • Women in Technology – What Can You Do To Move the Needle? #HRTechConf
    The 2017 HR Technology Conference kicked off on Tuesday morning with the second annual Women in HR Technology summit.  Back bigger and better than ever this year – in a much bigger conference space to alleviate the overflow issues from the unexpec…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 5:41pm -
  • #VegasStrong at #HRTechConf
    Next week I’ll be joining thousands of other HR professionals as we converge on Las Vegas for the 20th annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition.  I’ve already written about my thoughts on the upcoming show.  This post serves a different p…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 2:38pm -
  • What it Takes to Become a CHRO
    If you dream of becoming a CHRO, remember the number 60. By the end of this article, it will remind you of what type of people make it to CHRO and the CHRO hiring trends over the past several years. Every year, HR@Moore surveys CHROs. Here are some i…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • #HRTechConf 2017 – An HR Practitioner’s Perspective and Preview
    The 2017 edition of the HR Technology Conference – the 20th annual by the way – is now about two weeks away.  This annual gathering, celebration, and showcase of all things HR technology related has quickly become one of my favorite HR events of…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

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

Talent Culture

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

  • newToday! Free webinar. Modern selling in recruitment. Greg and Chris Savage
    Its on today! Free! Sign up now. ‘Sophisticated Sales Skills for the Future Fit Recruiter’ 18th October 2017 12.30pm Sydney time 2.30 pm NZ time Greg and Chris Savage and the RCSA are delighted to offer a free webinar, where they will give us a g…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – The big secret to taking exclusive job orders
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled “The Big Secret to Taking Exclusive Jo…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • Free Greg Savage Webinar for ANZ recruiters
    ‘Sophisticated Sales Skills for the Future Fit Recruiter’ 18th October 2017 12.30pm Sydney time Greg and Chris Savage are launching a brand new Masterclass in March 2018. The RCSA are delighted to offer a free webinar featuring both Greg and Chri…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 8:00pm -
  • What I know now that I wish I had known at 20
    Wouldn’t it be great to be 20 years old but with the benefit of a lifetime experience? What different decisions would you make? Recently I was asked these questions and many more by Mark Kelly as part of his WIKN series. The podcast is short but ad…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 8:00pm -

Something Different HR


  • Get Ready for 2018 ACA Open Enrollment Deadline With New SBC Form Requirements
    Looking ahead to your 2018 ACA open enrollment deadline? This year, businesses will need to incorporate updates to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage form they distribute to employees—and the changes are significant.  In this post,…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 6:31pm -
  • Ask These 8 Questions When You Compare PEO Companies
    If you’re a small business owner and you need help with HR, take comfort in the fact that thousands of others have faced that same dilemma. HR responsibilities take time, resources, and blood/sweat/tears that you may not be able to inve…
    - 30 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:26pm -
  • Don’t Fall For These 3 PEO Myths
    Partnering with a PEO can seem intimidating, especially for entrepreneurs. You’ve poured your lifeblood into your business, and now someone wants you to hand over the reins? Not likely
    - 17 Mar 17, 2:30pm -
  • FAQ: What Is a Co-Employment Relationship?
    When you partner with a PEO, you enter a co-employment relationship. That relationship offers a lot of benefits to small businesses, including vendor management, benefits administration, recruiting assistance, and more. 
    - 22 Feb 17, 9:20pm -


  • newDiscussing Comics: Who are the Inhumans?
    In this episode of Discussing Comics, we give our thoughts on Marvel's Inhumans trailer, which is coming to ABC sometime this fall. Clarence has plenty of questions in tow, as Kyle gives the deets, including a bit of Inhumans backstory. Hosted by Kyl…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:58pm -
  • newDiscussing Comics: Interview with Spidey-Team at MSCC 2017
    Clarence Brown and I had an opportunity to interview members of the Spidey-Team at the 2017 Mississippi Comic Con back in June. This following video showcases some of our discussion.  
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:53pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 64: Orphan Black, The Story So Far
    Do our genetics define who we are? Does nature trump nurture? Or, can the opposite hold true? Orphan Black explores these questions while introducing the audience to Allison, Sarah, Beth, Cosima, Rachel, Helena, and many more; all given life onscreen…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 8:53pm -
  • Discussing Who Episode 62: Introducing the 13th Doctor
    The wait is over! Spoilers ahead! The 13th Doctor has been named! Yes, Doctor Who made history once again on Sunday, July 16, 2017 with the announcement naming the thirteenth person to take up the role of The Doctor.  Now, the cycle of fan acceptanc…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 5:49pm -


  • Dignity isn’t optional
    Last week’s rolling fatberg of a story featured a Hollywood mogul’s repeatedly obnoxious and fundamentally unacceptable (illegal) behaviour. I can’t imagine there is anyone that isn’t up to date with the story – widely reported – so I won…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Are you running a marathon, or becoming a marathon runner?
      One of the fundamental reasons organisations struggle with change is that they frame it in the wrong way. I’m not a huge fan of sporting analogies, but forgive me this once. One day I wake up and say that I want to run the London marathon. There…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 7:04am -
  • Abolishing university fees is not the answer
    Our problems with education are much deeper and more complicated than the debate about whether university fees should be free or not. In fact, I’d go as far as saying that making our current university system free would be catastrophic financial mi…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • When corporate culture goes bad
    I’ve watched the developments at Ryanair unfold with a combination of incredulity and interest – I have to admit that it isn’t a company I’ve historically had a lot of time for and I’ll do pretty much anything to avoid using their services.…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 7:00am -


  • The Benefits of an HR Audit
    The word ‘audit’ does not usually elicit feelings of excitement; however, taking time to thoroughly review a process is essential to keep things running smoothly. Conducting a proactive HR audit is a great way to give yourself peace of mind (espe…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • How Are You Making Life at Work Better?
    In our last blog, we discussed the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace. Mindfulness can help make life at work more enjoyable and rewarding. According to the 2017 Bersin Report, a major focus in the years ahead will be on human performance – a…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Using Mindfulness to Transform Your Workplace
    Mindfulness. You may have heard this term being thrown around more and more. It is not a new concept; however, with the speed of life today, it is a practice that has come back into vogue. But what is mindfulness and how can you promote it in the wor…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Recruitment Roundtables: A Great Way to Improve Process & Stakeholder Relationships
    When consulting with clients on improving their recruiting function, I have found poor communication is one of the top reasons there is a breakdown in the process. Strengthening the relationship between key stakeholders (e.g., recruiters and hiring…
    - 62 days ago, 19 Aug 17, 12:00pm -

HR Culture Club

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

101 Half Connected Things

  • My job – come and get it
    For the last (almost two years) I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to head up the CIPD’s relationship with our branch network and with our Council. Our branch network is one of the world’s biggest communities of HR and people development practi…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 6:30am -
  • L&D, specialism and accessibility
    I love the L&D profession. I know great people doing great work in enabling organisations and people to flourish. I also lament, at times, the profession’s ability to progress its own thinking and activity and a reliance on outmoded methodologies o…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:32am -
  • What else would need to change…
    I’m on a flight to Aberdeen to chat to some folk about the future of work. I’ve just read a piece by Tim Harford in the on board magazine about how we ignore less glamorous inventions in favour of exciting and more obviously revolutionary technol…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 6:48am -
  • They need to #learn… Or maybe… 
    There is a framing issue with thinking about organisational capability (and individual capability) that has been troubling me. And that’s the posing of organisational issues as learning needs –  rather than learning needs AND/OR required systemi…
    - 22 Jun 17, 6:53am -

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

  • Tips on Managing A Busy Work Schedule
    When I think about my average work day my hard starts to spin. It seems that my workload is constantly increasing and that I am trying to cram as much as I possibly can into a typical work day. I manage several projects at once so I constantly have…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:26am -
  • 7 Smart Tips for Organizing Your Small Business Workplace
    It’s already difficult to keep a small space organised. It’s even more challenging when a bunch of people are trying to work in it. If you have a small office for your small business, things probably feel a little overwhelming. You need to be abl…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 3:31pm -
  • How to Use the Power of Subconscious Mind to Succeed
    The subconscious mind. A part of our mind that we will never be able to muster into a physical and easily understandable form but a part that exists nonetheless. In fact, 90% of our brains are made from it. 90% of our brains? That’s a huge amount o…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 1:25pm -

HR Pockets

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

Charlie Judy

  • expectations beware
    It turns out we spend a lot of our lives running around trying to do what others expect of us. It is essentially how we're reared. Parents set expectations and we either meet them or don't. Our spouses have expectations, our children have expectatio…
    - 12 Aug 15, 4:14pm -
  • customize this
    Your employees can walk into any Starbucks and get their very own special patent-able beverage...because that's the way they want it. They can tap Pandora to stream straight to their little eardrums any type of music at any time...because that's the…
    - 22 Jul 15, 11:39pm -
  • right talent right place
    Nitro, a document productivity company, recently asked me to respond to the following question for an E-Book they were publishing. How can HR professionals maximize their company presence to attract top talent?This is what I told them..."Firs…
    - 16 Jul 15, 1:53pm -

Arcadia HR Solutions

  • Why Training Should be a Priority in all Businesses
    One of the projects I enjoy working on the most is creating training and development programs for clients. We create training programs that cover a broad range of topics such as every day work procedures, compliance issues like anti-harassment and cu…
    - 39 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Employee Performance Plans that Actually Work
    I don’t know a single leader who enjoys dealing with employee performance issues. Few things are more frustrating in a business setting than an employee who is either not performing or who has behavioral issues. It is an area where experience doesn…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Small Thinking that Holds Small Businesses Back
    Our motto at Acacia HR Solutions is that small businesses can do anything big businesses can do – they only have to know how to scale. Often, when I say that to people I get a nod in agreement. I’ve learned however, that nodding in agreement and…
    - 44 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
  • Pre- and Post-Hire Team Building Ideas for Startups and Small Businesses
    A make or break factor of all startups and small businesses is the cohesiveness of the teams being built. Whether the organization is starting with just a few or ramping quickly, getting new hires to work together efficiently and effectively is top o…
    - 53 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 3:00pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • All The Little Pieces
    The winter of our discontent is seemingly upon us. The news is bad, tragedy seems all around us, our country is in unrest.... people are divided.It is in these times that people who do not pray, turn to prayer. When things get rough, people look for…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 1:47pm -
  • Dream Different
    Before our less-than-imaginative media made dreaming a commodity, the concept meant more than just a right to work. It seems even in addressing the most important Human Rights, we look for labels and fence-sides. This way, everything is black and whi…
    - 27 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 4:08pm -
  • The Fruits Of Our Labor
    I don't know who makes the schedule but I must commend him/her on their placement of Labor Day!Labor Day comes at a perfect time: The weather is changing, the kids are getting back to school, the tarp is pulled over the pool and beach chairs are put…
    - 37 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 9:27pm -
  • Shelter from the Storm
    Times are uncertain. The corporate world gets more competitive every day, our personal lives are never simple and the world at large isn't hurling any compliments our way.You ever feel like the harder you fight, the further you grow away from content…
    - 53 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 1:50pm -

What Goes Around

  • Time To Talk
    The longer I left it, the more difficult it became. I’ve not been feeling well lately. When I say lately, I mean months and months, maybe even a year or two…I’m not entirely sure. What I do know is that I’ve been carrying this unwellness arou…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 8:19am -
  • Cutting The Fringe
    For the last four years, it’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with excellent people, developing and delivering a range of creative fringe events at the annual CIPD conference. Up until a few weeks ago – we were getting ready to make it fi…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 8:01am -
  • Taking Responsibility
    A friend recently pointed me in the direction of a short TED talk by Barry Schwartz (8 minutes), titled “The way we think about work is broken.” Schwartz observes that we’re not used to challenging things which have become socially acceptable…
    - 71 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 8:04am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • new#1 Thing Incentive Programs Get Wrong
    As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 1:24pm -
  • 5 of 5 – The Final Chapter Enterprise Incentive Design – The FIRST Thing You Should Do
    As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 2:10pm -
  • Newest “Paul”Cast with Kelly Irons from DevelopUs – Feedback as a Gift?
    As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:12pm -
  • 4th in a 5-Part Series – Control is Critical
    As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 2:17pm -

HR Warrior

  • Is the Good Ole' Boy Network a Myth or Reality?
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Com…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • Engaged Bride to Be = Discouraged Employee
    The following was originally written in 2011 and posted on the Women of HR site here: I prepare for a program on harassment and discrimination to be delivered at the Danville Community College…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 11:47pm -
  • 54 Active Job Search Sites
    I spent a couple hours today research job sites because my students are going to search them tonight in class and I was using an extremely outdated list.  While I could probably spend a few more hours, I need to move on to other course prep as today…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 7:20pm -
  • What HR should know about Evacuation and Re-entry Post Disaster
    To continue our focus on Disaster Preparedness this month, I would like to introduce guest author, Kendall Herbert who specializes in Emergency Management and will be in the job market next Spring after graduating with his Bachelors degree in Emergen…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 2:36pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • 12 years
    Twelve years is a long time to do anything. For the last 12 years I’ve been fortunate to serve as a volunteer leader for the Indiana State Council of SHRM. In that time we’ve accomplished a great many things together. … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 1:19pm -
  • Yes, write now!
    This is a pivotal week for us. So much to consider, to say, and to do. I know this hard for many of you, but it’s so important so bear with me for a moment. If everyone I know would … Continue reading →
    - 17 Jan 17, 12:58pm -
  • Bright and Lively
    Welcome to 2017! The beginning of 2017 is a start for something new in my life. It marks the official launch of my new HR consulting firm, Allegro HR. During the last quarter of 2016, there was work put into … Continue reading →
    - 9 Jan 17, 3:59pm -
  • Comfortable being Uncomfortable
    A theme that was highlighted during this year’s SHRM Volunteer Leader Summitwas “being comfortable being uncomfortable.” Three different speakers I heard (including two of the keynote presentations) used the phrase and emphasized the concept. I…
    - 20 Nov 16, 2:55pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • Top Question I Still Get from #HR Pros; What Tech do I need?
    I speak around the country at conferences about a variety of things.  Hiring, culture, modern employees, learning and development, and burnout are amongst the topics I cover.  Typically after the sessions, it is normal for attendees to come ask me…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 1:46pm -
  • Effective Recruiting Teams Using Multiple Softwares via #HRTechConf
    Modern recruiting/ talent acquisitions teams, it is time to roll up your sleeves and get your tech on.  Why?  To be effective most pros are using multiple talent acquisition platforms to provide a soup-to-nuts recruiting experience.  And not just…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 4:53pm -
  • VIDEO>HR On The Run: Sexism & Preventing “Weinstein’s”
    This edition of HR On The Run… Harvey Weinstein, media mogul, founder of Mirimax, producer of incredible movies is now another cliche’ loser.  Not shockingly, he’s admitted to perpetrating rampant sexual abuse towards several actresses, assist…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 6:21pm -
  • Join Me on #Nextchat: Women in HR Technology #HRTechConf
    Hey Gang– I’m off to the HR Technology Conference and I want to invite you to participate in a very timely twitterchat.  The folks at #SHRM are hosting a special technology themed #nextchat where we are going to discuss women in technology-based…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 6:04pm -