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Laurie Ruettimann

  • newDon’t Celebrate Great Places to Work
    I don’t believe in patting adults on the back for being adults, and I don’t believe in celebrating great places to work. Are you a great place to work? Fabulous. Congratulations for doing the bare minimum. You’re not a great place to work? Clos…
    - 19 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 2:06pm -
  • newLet’s Fix Work Episode 23 — The Reckoning of HR with Robin Schooling
    Robin Schooling is ‘America’s HR Lady’ and has been Laurie’s dear friend for quite some time. Despite that, Laurie has been putting off the HR episode because, frankly, HR has a bad reputation for fixing work. It took someone like Robin, who…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • newWhat It’s Like to Be An HR Influencer: Microsoft
    Ever wonder what it’s like to be an influencer and someone who is important to an industry? Me too. Sometimes, people and companies want to talk to me about work-related technology and trends. More and more, I say no. A few months ago, I got a call…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 6:45am -
  • Voice of HR
    If anybody is the “Voice of HR,” it’s Mark Stelzner. Years ago, Jason Seiden and I worked with our buddy Mark to make magic happen with the #VoiceofHR brand. While we never made it work as a company, we had a booth and went to some conferences.…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 10:45am -

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

  • Elle~ A Tribute to A Young Woman Making A Difference
    Elle was a strong supporter of charities that sought to fight it. Please visit her tribute page to learn more about how to support the many people suffering today. Read More ...
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 3:23pm -
  • Soaring Into Automated Technology Upgrades with Oracle
    Soar is unique in that customers have a dedicated Oracle concierge service that ensures the best possible experience.  There is a mobile app that allows customers to continuously monitor the status of the cloud transition.  It also has something I…
    - 69 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 4:18am -
  • Is Your Health at Risk From Your Work Culture?
    It's imperative that you seek to understand what really drives your own behavior, as well as your teams' behaviors. Don't rely on what you think you already know.  ASK them what is causing their stress.  You may not be able to solve for everything,…
    - 2 May 18, 3:12pm -
  • Take Control- Stop Feeling Burned Out At Work!
    Employees begin to care less as their burnout grows. You may see decrease in productivity or in the quality of the work product. This also hits the company's bottom line in a negative way. Read More ...
    - 26 Feb 18, 10:16am -

HR Schoolhouse

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

Michael Vandervort

  • The #SHRM18 Podcast Extravaganza @DriveThruHR
    Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast (part two) Podcast sponsored by CUE Inc.  and ClearCompany On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team…
    - 61 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 9:31pm -
  • Questions and Answers in Difficult Times
    Questions and Answers in Difficult Times  I’ve been thinking about questions and answers a lot the last few days.  I’ll come back to that point in a bit. SHRM has C-suite level executives as keynote speakers at their National Conference and Exp…
    - 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 -
  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -

EveryDay People

  • newWhat’s Your Sandwich Board ??
    I love when you’re out browsing shops in a town and you see a sandwich board. They are either telling you the specials of the day, or they have a catchy message to try to grab your attention. I have to be honest that I love the ones that are humoro…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Aug 18, 11:12pm -
  • Some Assembly Required !!

    - 9 days ago, 5 Aug 18, 11:29pm -
  • Wonderful, Always
    This past week I woke up earlier than normal because I need to do some last minute shopping and prep for a day of development for our managers. As most people tend to do, I had a list in my head of what I needed to purchase. I wanted to get into the…
    - 16 days ago, 29 Jul 18, 10:56pm -
  • Be Upfront !!
    Have you ever had to buy anything? Of course you have. It’s interesting that the process of the sale often determines whether you make a purchase or not. A great connection and interaction may land a sale, and the opposite experience will most assu…
    - 23 days ago, 23 Jul 18, 12:08am -

Women of HR

  • HR Practitioners’ Relationship With HR Technology – “It’s Complicated” #HRTechConf
    For those who work in or regularly interact within the HR technology space, it may be tempting to assume that all HR practitioners are well-versed in and understand both the value and limits of workplace technology.  That in the year 2018, when we a…
    - 22 days ago, 24 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • A New Entry Into the HCM Technology Space at #SHRM18 #MicrosoftForHR
    The 2018 edition of the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo has now been in the history books for several weeks.  Although I’ve shifted back into the day to day responsibilities of my “real job,” I’m still mullin…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Vision and Sacrifice: Turning a Business Idea into a Success
    There’s an old saying that goes, “It takes a million to make a million.” That may be true for some people, but for many men and women who have a great business idea, making it pay means having grit, determination, creativity, and a willingness…
    - 29 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Company Culture: More Than Words on a Page
    Last month, I spoke with more than 1,400 employees who were afraid that the culture at their company, which had been carefully cultivated for years, was about to change. Like many companies who are part – or become part – of an enterprise parent…
    - 36 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 11:00am -

TLNT

  • newA Small Company Guide to Growing a Health Compensation Program
    Note: Today begins a 4-part series on compensation practices for small companies. Over the next four weeks, Margaret O’Hanlon will show how a small company typically deals with compensation, discussing each of a few key practices and what problems…
    - 14 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 6:42pm -
  • newWomen Are Ready to Lead, So Put Them In
    For the past few decades there’s been a lot of talk about how companies need to build a strong bench of female leaders to diversify C-suites and senior management roles. It would be counter to a significant body of research...
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 4:30pm -
  • newData Has a Powerful Role In Promoting C-Level Collaboration
    “What can you do to increase collaboration between HR and other leaders?” That question was asked of Peter Navin, SVP of employee experience at Grand Rounds. His answer, which took me aback, was “analytics.” I always position analytics as a..…
    - 19 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 2:04pm -
  • new“We Have a Pay-For-Performance Program” Not!
    My business career has spanned a long time and working from both sides of the desk. First as a compensation practitioner filling out survey questionnaires and working my way up the ladder, and then (much) later as a global compensation...
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 6:20pm -

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

  • newRemote Workers: Ways to Increase Productivity
    Managing employees is a challenge for any business leader – but managing remote workers presents some unique challenges. If you’re used to the first-in-last-out philosophy of traditional corporate workplaces, you might be confused on how to check…
    - 20 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:08pm -
  • Five Strategies to Ramp Up Employee Training
    If you’re a business owner, the way that you train your people is crucial. Without the right tools and strategies, you could miss out on great talent and the importance of bringing them up within the company so they don’t jump ship. So treat your…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 3:05pm -
  • PODCAST: Using Sales Tactics to Sell Yourself in Interviews
    Sales Recruitment: Interview Tips from Elinor Stutz Are you looking for that ideal sales role? Ready to make a step up and work for a brand which represents your values and can meet your earning potential?  For those sales pros with a few years exp…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 2:41pm -
  • Easier and More Effective Performance Evaluation Tips
    Simplifying Employee Performance Evaluations Employee performance evaluation is one of the most important practices that contribute to organizational success. Evaluating employee performance can, however, be a stressful job. Managers have to monito…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 2:26pm -

HR Ringleader

  • Elle~ A Tribute to A Young Woman Making A Difference
    Elle was a strong supporter of charities that sought to fight it. Please visit her tribute page to learn more about how to support the many people suffering today. Read More ...
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 3:23pm -
  • Soaring Into Automated Technology Upgrades with Oracle
    Soar is unique in that customers have a dedicated Oracle concierge service that ensures the best possible experience.  There is a mobile app that allows customers to continuously monitor the status of the cloud transition.  It also has something I…
    - 69 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 4:18am -
  • Is Your Health at Risk From Your Work Culture?
    It's imperative that you seek to understand what really drives your own behavior, as well as your teams' behaviors. Don't rely on what you think you already know.  ASK them what is causing their stress.  You may not be able to solve for everything,…
    - 2 May 18, 3:12pm -
  • Take Control- Stop Feeling Burned Out At Work!
    Employees begin to care less as their burnout grows. You may see decrease in productivity or in the quality of the work product. This also hits the company's bottom line in a negative way. Read More ...
    - 26 Feb 18, 10:16am -

HR Examiner

  • newDissonance
    It’s not possible to wade through everything you’d like to read, watch, discuss, or think about. The information explosion forces us all to specialize, but not without a cost.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 11:30am -
  • HRExaminer v9.32
    Mary Faulkner explores why your action plans may not be resulting in real action. Read, There is no “action” in your action plans. What if HR was Outlawed? Read a fresh perspective on the danger of irrelevance from Jason Lauritsen.…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
  • HR Tech Weekly: Episode #182: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    John discusses his follow-up report on Intelligent Software and AI, New CEO and Funding for Namely, and Walmart on-demand paycheck app available to 200,000 Employees.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 1:24pm -
  • Time and Change
    "It is so important to take into account the time and work involved in change when evaluating the benefits of any new program or tool. It is frustrating, dispiriting, and expensive when the software that is supposed to help us just becomes the work."…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 11:30am -

HR Cloud

Your HR Buddy

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

HR Minion

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

DATIS HR Cloud

  • 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 75 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 3:28pm -
  • The Importance of Employee Satisfaction for Nonprofits
    To put it simply, employee satisfaction is measure of how content, or satisfied, an employee is within their role and organization. Employee satisfaction is crucial for organizational success in all industries, and numerous studies have found positiv…
    - 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

  • newRemote Workers: Ways to Increase Productivity
    Managing employees is a challenge for any business leader – but managing remote workers presents some unique challenges. If you’re used to the first-in-last-out philosophy of traditional corporate workplaces, you might be confused on how to check…
    - 20 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:08pm -
  • Five Strategies to Ramp Up Employee Training
    If you’re a business owner, the way that you train your people is crucial. Without the right tools and strategies, you could miss out on great talent and the importance of bringing them up within the company so they don’t jump ship. So treat your…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 3:05pm -
  • PODCAST: Using Sales Tactics to Sell Yourself in Interviews
    Sales Recruitment: Interview Tips from Elinor Stutz Are you looking for that ideal sales role? Ready to make a step up and work for a brand which represents your values and can meet your earning potential?  For those sales pros with a few years exp…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 2:41pm -
  • Easier and More Effective Performance Evaluation Tips
    Simplifying Employee Performance Evaluations Employee performance evaluation is one of the most important practices that contribute to organizational success. Evaluating employee performance can, however, be a stressful job. Managers have to monito…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 2:26pm -

HR Tact

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

Workplace Diva

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

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…
    - 34 days ago, 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…
    - 64 days ago, 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…
    - 95 days ago, 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

  • newMindfulness and Meditation Might Be Bad For Your Company...
    There's a great scene in the movie The Matrix i'll use as the intro to talking about mindfulness. It goes something like this - one of the machines (Agent Smith) has captured the leader of the human resistance, and he...
    - 19 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 2:03pm -
  • Asking for Salary Info: Your Latest Rundown of Which States/Cities Have Bans
    Ok, kids - we're up to 10 states and 8 municipalities that have outlawed/banned asking candidates questions about pay history. That's a lot. Kind of sneaks up on you. The laws are aimed at ending the cycle of pay discrimination...
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 1:01pm -
  • When Employees Challenge Others to Step Up or Get Out...
    The Cleveland Browns (pro football) are bad. HBO has a show called "Hard Knocks", which embeds cameras at a training camp of one team each year. This year, they are on campus with the Browns. The hope, of course, is...
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 4:23pm -
  • Lessons for HR: A PhD on Netflix Revenue and Spending...
    "The goal, is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us." -Netflix CEO Reed Hastings -------------------------------- Simple task from the HRC today. Watch this six minute video below and get a PhD on the Netflix spending spree on original...
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 5:58pm -

Unbridled Talent

  • Your Personal Brand With Jennifer McClure
      In his Fast Company article, Tom Peters wrote that this is ‘The Age of the Individual,’ and that everyone, from the receptionist to the CEO, must take charge of their own careers by becoming the CEO of The Brand Called You. That was back in 19…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Create Your Own Career Opportunities with Kris Dunn
    Are you ready to meet the Oprah of HR? On today’s episode of Impact Makers, Jennifer sits down with the infamous HR wizard, Kris Dunn. He is the founder of two popular blogs The HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent and is also the CHRO of Kine…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • Creating a Culture of Caring with Mary Miller
    The old adage that preaches “to follow your dreams” might seem outdated in today’s precarious working world but get ready to meet a visionary that’s turning fantasy into reality. In this episode, Jennifer talks with Mary Miller, the CEO of a…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • Networking and Relationship Building in Today’s Noisy World
    We all need other people in order to help us grow! Whether you’re looking for a job, a contact, promoting a service or looking to collaborate, there are many ways to go about it. In today’s episode, Jennifer shares some thoughts and pointers on h…
    - 34 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 1:00pm -

Just Joan

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

True Faith HR

  • True Faith #HR 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…
    - 38 days ago, 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 (…
    - 55 days ago, 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 -
  • Speaker Evaluations and #SHRM18
    Last year on the SHRM blog, I bemoaned the sorry state of affairs of speaker evaluations by those HR professionals who are supposedly experienced in the art of giving feedback.  Too often, the comments given to speakers are rarely helpful, or, frank…
    - 23 Mar 18, 7:34pm -

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • newWhy Omarosa Manigault Newman’s Recordings Should Terrify All Business Owners
    Omarosa Manigault Newman has a new book coming out, Unhinged, about her time in the Trump White House. I’m sure people who agree with it will proclaim it as gospel truth and people who disagree with it will cry “fake news!” That’s not what…
    - 20 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 12:32pm -
  • newSorry, HR, You Don’t Get Any Friends at Work
    I like people. I like helping people. I like having people over to my house for dinner. In fact, just last night I had Kate Bischoff and her kids over for dinner. Kate’s a work colleague and a friend. It was fabulous. But, if you’re an HR person,…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 10:50am -
  • Lawsuit: Wegmans Told Employee to “Suck It up” Instead of Granting FMLA
    Wegmans is a grocery store with an absolutely stellar reputation. They are currently in the number two spot on Fortune’s Top 100 Companies to Work for, and they’ve been on that list for the past 21 years. They promote from within, they offer sch…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 10:15am -
  • 10 Ideas to Keep Summer Employee Engagement High
    When the sun is shining and the weather is beautiful, no one loves being cooped up in the office. Therefore, it makes sense that it can sometimes be difficult to maintain high levels of summer employee engagement. It’s hard to work when you’d r…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 10:40am -

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

  • 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 10:30am -
  • 5 Elements for Excellent Employee Experience
    Employee Experience refers to the employee’s observations and perceptions about their employment with the company they work for. It includes their experiences and reflections during their journey as an employee. It is the place where culture, physi…
    - 35 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 10:30am -
  • Lessons from My Hair Scarf
    I’ve had the same hair scarf since the mid-90s. I bought it from a Black Beauty supply store on the southside (pronounced souf-saahd) of Richmond, VA during my first year of college. That scarf has been with me thru every major moment in my adult l…
    - 56 days ago, 20 Jun 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!
    - 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

  • 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…
    - 36 days ago, 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…
    - 43 days ago, 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…
    - 47 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • Personal Branding May Not Be What You Think It Is
    People are making a career out of that personal branding bandwagon that may have seen better days. There are multiple examples of selling the idea and products associated with personal branding. We have massaged and smithed this buzzword of years ago…
    - 56 days ago, 20 Jun 18, 3:08pm -

No Excuses HR

  • newI Have 99 Problems
    ...and I think I might be the biggest one.Ouch.Not MeSometimes I feel like I've mastered the art of identifying what is wrong with everybody else in the world. Corporate leaders, politicians, colleagues, companies, acquaintances, and on and on...What…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 11:55am -
  • You Think You Know
    "Despite everything you think you know"Yeah, we're all geniuses now that we have cool job titles, right? We always know the best path forward.Sure we do."You're ruled by a ruinous pack of lies"How is it going...blindly following along whatever you ar…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 11:45am -
  • Thank You, May I Have Another?
    What was your first reaction when you read the title to this post?"Thank you, may I have another?"Did you "go negative" right away? Did you think I would be discussing HR leaders getting dumped on by their colleagues, the employees, and a long list o…
    - 15 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 12:17pm -
  • It's Time to Suffer
    "I'm not good enough.""I'm not going to get that new job.""I really messed up that relationship.""It's my own fault...I just can't handle all this pressure.""I'll never have an opportunity to get ahead here."Our Mind: Friend or Foe?The often discusse…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 5:42pm -

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. . ."

    - 9 Nov 17, 12:51pm -

HR Nasty

  • 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 27 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:…
    - 47 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 12:23am -
  • What to do when we realize we provided the wrong interview answer
    Uhh yeah, wrong answer. How do you recover?Wrong Interview AnswerWhat do you do when you realize that you provided the wrong interview answer? What do you do when you realize we could have answered an interview question more effectively after we…
    - 55 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 5:18am -

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

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

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newCHART OF THE DAY: ETFs, Active Managers, and Human Specialization
    Today's Chart of the Day comes to us from the world of Finance and our pals at Bloomberg and shows just how once type of job, the "active", (and human) mutual fund manager is being disrupted by another kind of manager - a 'passive' one, modeled again…
    - 20 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • newPODCAST: #HRHappyHour 333 - How AI in HR Will Enhance the Employee Experience
    HR Happy Hour 333 - How AI in HR Will Enhance the Employee ExperienceSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Jeanne Meister, Future WorkplaceListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, hos…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • n = 1
    1. Beloved footwear brand Crocs is in a bit of trouble. Might want to stock up on some just in case. I did the same move when I learned that Twinkies were being discontinued a few years back.2. There was some really interesting coverage on what auto…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 12:22pm -
  • Culture, Experience, Dedication (and a little summer basketball)
    Warning - This post seems to be about basketball. It is not entirely about basketball. Maybe 87%.Basketball is largely a year-round sport these days, but during the period from the end of the NBA's official Summer League in Las Vegas, (absolutely t…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 1:00pm -

Women of HR

  • HR Practitioners’ Relationship With HR Technology – “It’s Complicated” #HRTechConf
    For those who work in or regularly interact within the HR technology space, it may be tempting to assume that all HR practitioners are well-versed in and understand both the value and limits of workplace technology.  That in the year 2018, when we a…
    - 22 days ago, 24 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • A New Entry Into the HCM Technology Space at #SHRM18 #MicrosoftForHR
    The 2018 edition of the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo has now been in the history books for several weeks.  Although I’ve shifted back into the day to day responsibilities of my “real job,” I’m still mullin…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Vision and Sacrifice: Turning a Business Idea into a Success
    There’s an old saying that goes, “It takes a million to make a million.” That may be true for some people, but for many men and women who have a great business idea, making it pay means having grit, determination, creativity, and a willingness…
    - 29 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Company Culture: More Than Words on a Page
    Last month, I spoke with more than 1,400 employees who were afraid that the culture at their company, which had been carefully cultivated for years, was about to change. Like many companies who are part – or become part – of an enterprise parent…
    - 36 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

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

Talent Culture

  • newHow to Intentionally Create a More Inclusive Culture
    Inclusion is a popular buzzword, but are companies doing more than just paying lip service to the idea? Some organizations […]The post How to Intentionally Create a More Inclusive Culture appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 22 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • #WorkTrends: What to Expect at HR Tech 2018
    This year’s HR Technology Conference will be Sept. 11-14 in Las Vegas. How has the industry changed in the past […]The post #WorkTrends: What to Expect at HR Tech 2018 appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • 5 Ugly Myths About Changing Career in Your 30s
    Traditionally, being in your 20s is seen as a time to be footloose and fancy free, to conclude your education, […]The post 5 Ugly Myths About Changing Career in Your 30s appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • How Employee Advocacy Drives Recruitment Diversity
    Organizations that take the opportunity to be more inclusive are winning. Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on […]The post How Employee Advocacy Drives Recruitment Diversity appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 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

  • newYou want just ONE tip on recruitment success?
    You want a tip on your recruitment career? Don’t mess with your reputation. It’s the only thing you will take with you when you leave. Every contact with candidate, clients or colleague is a ‘moment of truth’. Ask yourself after every interac…
    - 1 day ago, 13 Aug 18, 9:17pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – A client in pain is a very good thing
    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 ‘A client in pain is a very good thing…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 9:52pm -
  • My best and worst investments, mantras and advice {Podcast}
    This is a podcast.Its pretty direct and honest, covering;My best and worst investments, be it money or time.Flaws later turned into strengths.Mentor-ship lessons.What key advice would I give to my 30 year old self.Quotes, rules or man…
    - 14 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 9:46pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – The candidate is assessing YOU too
    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 candidate is assessing YOU too’…
    - 22 days ago, 23 Jul 18, 9:50pm -

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

HR to WHO

Change-Effect

  • newGetting the job done
    When my kids were little I’d ask them to clear the table. In response they’d take their plates and put them on the side. As they grew older and with a little direction, they learnt to take other peoples’ plates too and maybe put the salt and pe…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Time out!
    As the schools start to break up, thoughts turn to the summer holidays and, for many, their only true break from the world of work. Whether travelling away, staying with friends or family, or simply taking time out at home, a holiday is an important…
    - 23 days ago, 23 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Know when to hold back
    There’s one thing I observe in successful leaders, they know how to find the balance between support and stretch for their teams. They know how to allow their team to feel the discomfort of challenge and adversity, but also when to step in and prov…
    - 30 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Resilience and mental wellbeing
    I’m fascinated by the topic of resilience and the interplay with mental wellbeing. Both have been at the centre of a much discussion in the world of work over the last few years and whilst I’m by no means an expert on the specific topics, I wonde…
    - 37 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 7:00am -

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…
    - 13 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…
    - 29 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 –…
    - 54 days ago, 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…
    - 68 days ago, 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

  • 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…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 6:53am -
  • Evidence Based Playfulness
    I’ve been doing a couple of things recently and I’ve been watching some conversations develop that suggest they aren’t compatible. I think they are – so I thought I’d outline why. What are the two things? Encouraging people to embrace a mor…
    - 14 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 7:30am -
  • The Nature of Your Jobs
    For long time readers (that’s both of you) my aversion to Apple as an organisation and the near cult of Steve Jobs is well documented. However, I’m also pretty ‘whole of market’ about where I get my wisdom – because I think learning is so p…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 6:45am -
  • Discomfort vs Fear
    I’ve just hopped off a stage where I was talking about the future of work. The people who had been on before me had talked about being positive about it so I went for a more dystopian view (for a sense of balance and because I’d had a bad commute…
    - 29 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 7:01am -

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

  • newEducation Never Stops: 4 Places Where You Can Expand Your Career Knowledge
    If you want to keep on advancing in your career, you have to keep on growing. This means keep on learning, keep on adapting, and keep on putting the effort in. Nobody wants to be stuck where they already are, because with experience you risk being re…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 2:22pm -
  • How to Avoid Distractions While Working
    Distractions and tiredness are the bane of productivity, and both go hand in hand. Distractions are more easily succumbed to when you’re tired, and being distracted is tiring in itself. I find the easiest way to deal with my lack of productivity is…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 2:30pm -
  • Minimalist Marketing Matters
    When it comes to marketing, most companies go all out. After all, without the right marketing in place, no one will get far enough to find out what you do. The advertisements you put out are responsible for getting your name out there. And, that can…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 2:58pm -

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…
    - 43 days ago, 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…
    - 50 days ago, 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…
    - 52 days ago, 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…
    - 62 days ago, 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

  • newShould Your Small Business Conduct Employee Surveys
    I’m going to show my hand at the start of this post and say that I am not a big fan of employee surveys for small businesses. At least not in the traditional way that employee surveys are administered. Conducting an “anonymous” survey with ques…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • California’s New Independent Contractor Law and a Simple Test for Small Businesses
    On April 30, 2018, California passed a new test for the classification of independent contractors. The new rules require employers to meet three distinct criteria before deeming someone an independent contractor. If they do not meet all of these crit…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • August 2018 Webinar – Getting Ahead of the Recruiting Curve
    As I said last week and will repeat a million more times on this blog, recruiting is one area that all small businesses struggle with. Even if applicant flow is strong, getting the right people in the door can be a challenge. If you listen to some an…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Three Reasons You Are Struggling to Hire for Your Small Business
    We spend a lot of time with our clients and on this blog focusing on recruiting and recruiting related projects. Currently, we are serving as contract recruiters for 3 clients, streamlining a recruiting process by building a candidate workflow to inc…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 1:00pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • newA Tuesday in Oxford
      It's 10am on the streets of Oxford, Ohio and you can hear a pin drop; a revelatory contrast from just a few hours prior. For the 7th year in a row, I've traveled from California to Ohio to facilitate Leadership training for undergraduate men.....…
    - 13 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 7:32pm -
  • 100 Records
    My mom gave me a record player when I was 4. It was portable and battery powered, so I could take it anywhere. This concert in a box was heavy for my small frame but I would have towed a wheel barrel to bring music with me. At that time I owned 2 rec…
    - 13 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 9:44pm -
  • HR Technology in the Post SHRM18 Era
     The Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference has concluded. HR Professionals are in equal parts exhausted and inspired as they digest knowledge and seek to share it in their native space.Having attended 8 SHRM Annual Conferences in t…
    - 49 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 1:51pm -
  • Building The Foundation
    What Keeps You Up at Night?This question was once posed to corporate executives in an effort to understand their critical business concerns.It's also a very human question.Do you wake up at 3am to stare at the ceiling, your head pounding with concern…
    - 50 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 2:01pm -

What Goes Around

  • Visual Communication : How To Make Monica’s Accidental Zine
    A short video explaining how to make Monica Biagioli’s excellent, accidental zine design (full credits available here), plus a quick look at an example of how I have used it. ? More to follow…
    - 14 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 1:34pm -
  • Visual Communication : Different ways of recording our thoughts
    I recently attended an Open Space event discussing Paradigms of Mental Health. Open Space Technology is a very liberating, loose framework within which to convene dialogue. I like it a lot, it’s a great opportunity to hear many voices, I use it oft…
    - 35 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 7:16am -
  • What Really Matters?
    A Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of Board Meeting Preparation. Taking a train into London during the rush hour, I overheard a conversation about today’s board meeting at Megacorp, and more specifically, what kind of sandwiches each board director re…
    - 41 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 7:42am -

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

  • 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…
    - 47 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 9:12pm -
  • Social Learning Platforms in the Classroom?
    Yes, social learning platforms are in my classrooms (face-to-face, blended, and online) and have been part of my teaching methodology since 2011 or so.  I personally got online around 2008 not too long after social media started getting popular amon…
    - 10 Apr 18, 2:03am -
  • 121517 WMAY Local First Spotlight Rogers HR Consulting

    - 10 Mar 18, 10:01pm -

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…
    - 59 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 9:50pm -
  • Screaming at my technology
    This week I have been fighting a regular battle with my HRIS. For those not in the know, HRIS stands for Human Resource Information System. If an uninterested observer were watching this battle unfold, I believe they would unequivocally state … Con…
    - 19 Feb 18, 11:05pm -
  • The lessons from first jobs
    All of us had a first job at some point. The question I ask now that some of our careers have gone 10, 20, even 30 years on; what lessons from our first jobs are we carrying with us today? … Continue reading →
    - 16 Jan 18, 1:15pm -
  • Clean vs. Cluttered

    - 9 Jan 18, 12:38pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • 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… Continue reading → When A Colleague Gets Their Just Rewards, Graciousness Wins
    - 26 days ago, 20 Jul 18, 5:06pm -
  • HR On The Run >Starbucks Diversity Training & De-escalating Anger
    Now that I work from home, there are times I have to get out of the house. You guessed it, I do the rest of… Continue reading → HR On The Run >Starbucks Diversity Training & De-escalating Anger
    - 63 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 1:30pm -
  • @Dawnhburke #SHRM18 Spotify Playlist
    OK – I bit. Someone challenged me to create a #SHRM18 conference playlist.  Since I love music, and listen to lots of it – I… Continue reading → @Dawnhburke #SHRM18 Spotify Playlist
    - 64 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 7:38pm -
  • Corporate Diversity Leaders: Less Focus On Demographics, More On Belonging
    “There are champions of “diversity” and there are champions of a “demographic”. We need to be more concerned when something happens to one of us;… Continue reading → Corporate Diversity Leaders: Less Focus On Demographics, More On Belon…
    - 68 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 1:30pm -