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Laurie Ruettimann

  • newWhy I Still Love the Premortem
    It’s been awhile since I’ve written about failure, but not a day goes by when I don’t think about the concept of the “premortem.”  As a reminder, a premortem is an act of thinking about how you’ll fail before you do something. Modify you…
    - 20 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 11:24am -
  • newNew HR Job Board
    I’ve been traveling all over, this spring, attending conferences and networking with amazing talent-focused business leaders. One thing that’s true for every event? Almost everybody is looking for a new job. I’ve had hundreds of in-person conve…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 1:47pm -
  • Let’s Fix Work Episode 4 – Be the Change at Work with Amanda Hite
    With all the wisdom out there about creating a great culture at work, you might think companies would have it well in hand by now. Unless you work in one of those companies getting it wrong. Creating a great culture at work isn’t as easy as it soun…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 10:45am -
  • Let’s Fix Work
    Work is broken. I’m here to fix it. Every two weeks, I’m bringing you interviews and insights from my friends — people who are changing the world, taking risks and showing up every damn day to say NO to corporate bullshit, misogyny, institution…
    - 11 days ago, 2 Apr 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

  • 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 ...
    - 46 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 10:16am -
  • The Dangers of Loud “Business Talking” in Public
    It can be a career-ending move to share the wrong information in public. Don't make the mistake. Read More ...
    - 58 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 3:29pm -
  • 3 a.m. Eternal- Are You Waking Up In the Night?
    Adults have always had stress and things to worry about, but with the state of our world, our political climate, our workplace demands and our family and personal situations, it seems that the attempt to handle it all means that more of us are waking…
    - 60 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • Surround Yourself With a Team of Rivals
    The idea that "having rivals on a team will disrupt things" is correct. But, it leads to a more calculated approach to the goals and can even push innovation or creativity in ways you'd never expect. Read More ...
    - 87 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:38pm -

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

  • 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 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast
      Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM Nat…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 7:51pm -
  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -
  • You need to be at WorkHuman 2018
    Only Two Days Left to Save $300 on WorkHuman 2018 Have you heard of WorkHuman?  If you haven’t, you should check it out.   It’s an event. It’s a movement.  It’s among the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended. If you know about WorkHu…
    - 29 Dec 17, 8:54pm -

EveryDay People

  • Love Your Job !!
    Over the past several years, I’ve been fortunate to travel to HR conferences all over the U.S. I’ve had to learn how to be a “good” traveler through much anxiety and frustration. I know that is an unfounded fear, but I’m just being candid.…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 11:29pm -
  • Rest for Work !!
    Have you ever been exhausted? Or, is a better question, when aren’t you exhausted? When you meet most people the two answers that are given most when you ask how someone’s day is going is either “busy” or “tired.” Neither option sounds th…
    - 18 days ago, 25 Mar 18, 11:58pm -
  • Gratitude
    When I was a junior in high school, I took Chemistry. The class was a mix of juniors and seniors and was sure to be challenging. On the first day, a very young man walked into the room with a white shirt and a tie as we were chatting away and not pay…
    - 25 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 12:03am -
  • What’s Your Name ??
    Your name. Everyone has one. The truth is that it is the most significant identifier of who we are as a human. You prefer to have others know your name when they talk to you because it provides a more personal connection. What is unique about names i…
    - 32 days ago, 11 Mar 18, 11:43pm -

Women of HR

  • newCourageous Leaders, Courageous Workplaces #WorkHuman 2018
    Courage. What does that word mean to you? Does it evoke images of great, daring deeds?  Of facing a perilous situation head on with no regard for one’s own safety and well-being, like a fire fighter barreling head on into a blazing inferno? But do…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Why I Chose A Career in Human Resources
    During my first semester of college, I applied for a social media marketing internship with a small, local marketing company. It was my first office job. Four years have gone by and I’m still with that same company. Only I’m no longer an intern,…
    - 31 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • The Evolving Workplace #WorkHuman 2018
    Throughout history, our workplaces have continued to evolve.   Back in the days of the Industrial Revolution and the dawn of mass production, focus was on efficiency, scale, quality control, and essentially getting “stuff” made.  Employees work…
    - 38 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • #MeToo Focus in the Caribbean #HRCruise2018
    Editor’s Note:  One of our regular contributors, Donna Rogers, recently participated as an attendee and speaker on the 2018 HR Conference Cruise.  What’s an HR Cruise you may ask?  According to the website, it combines “a robust Human Resour…
    - 45 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 11:00am -

TLNT

  • new5 Ways to Make New Hires Wish They Turned You Down
    When it comes to the employee lifecycle, no period of time is more important than those first few days and months in a new job. Both the employee and the organization want to start off on the right foot, making...
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 6:15pm -
  • newEgg Freezing: Who Benefits Most?
    A few years ago Apple and Facebook introduced an employee benefit that made headlines — egg freezing. Just so everyone understands what it is — the scientific name is Oocyte Cryopreservation. It allows women to freeze and store their eggs until.…
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 4:30pm -
  • newToday’s Learning is Nothing Like Tomorrow’s Is Going to Be
    Organizations are investing in talent development now more than ever. According to LinkedIn’s 2017 Workplace Learning Report, talent is the top priority for 69% of learning and development (L&D) professionals. And despite the rise of new learning…
    - 17 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 2:36pm -
  • newYour Workforce Tools Are More Strategic Than You Might Think
    This is not a typical article about attracting talented job candidates or retention — while a rich topic, it has become a little tired. There are volumes of research on employee retention – some focus on affirmative strategies; others on...
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 6:00pm -

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…
    - 25 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 6:23am -
  • Is BYOS the next frontier for #HRTech?
    The words BYOD are no longer new to anyone. In fact with most companies allowing, encouraging and providing support for various devices, it is now expected that most employees will bring one or more devices to work and use them for work. However, wha…
    - 75 days ago, 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…
    - 95 days ago, 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

  • newThe Upside of Flexible Working
    When it comes to being an employer, it can be tough to find the right way to manage your employees to help create maximum productivity. Luckily for you, there are a few alternate options and ideas that you can do in order to keep employees motivated…
    - 17 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 2:32pm -
  • newInnovateWork Toronto Preview: Sponsors
    InnovateWorkTO, the HR and tech event co-founded by WorkTango’s Rob Catalano and The HR Gazette’s Bill Banham, is just a few days away. Once again, the summit is sold out as Toronto’s growing community of business innovators come together to he…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 3:01pm -
  • newEmployer Branding: 5 Ways to Promote Your Company
    Why is Employer Branding So Important? With unemployment being much lower, candidates now have the advantage in the job market. They get to pick and choose their employer. That why it is important to make your company stand out from your competitors…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 1:25pm -
  • newHow to Work and Prosper in a Post #MeToo World
      The times they are a-changin’. And not a minute too soon. But how should we conduct ourselves in a post #MeToo environment? When I first completed drafting my thoughts for this article, a colleague asked me a basic question: Why are you only…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 12:32pm -

HR Ringleader

  • 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 ...
    - 46 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 10:16am -
  • The Dangers of Loud “Business Talking” in Public
    It can be a career-ending move to share the wrong information in public. Don't make the mistake. Read More ...
    - 58 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 3:29pm -
  • 3 a.m. Eternal- Are You Waking Up In the Night?
    Adults have always had stress and things to worry about, but with the state of our world, our political climate, our workplace demands and our family and personal situations, it seems that the attempt to handle it all means that more of us are waking…
    - 60 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • Surround Yourself With a Team of Rivals
    The idea that "having rivals on a team will disrupt things" is correct. But, it leads to a more calculated approach to the goals and can even push innovation or creativity in ways you'd never expect. Read More ...
    - 87 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:38pm -

HR Examiner

  • newSuite vs Point Solutions (From A Facebook Conversation)
    Just like comparing a Swiss Army Knife to a single purpose blade, comparing point solutions to suite solutions is a sort of silly thing. The question that’s missing is, ‘how do you tell when it’s important to use best of breed solutions and wha…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 11:46am -
  • newHRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #273: Hessam Lavi
    John Sumser speaks with Hessam Lavi, the Director of Product at SmartRecruiters. He previously co-founded Jobspotting, a smart recommendation engine for job seekers which was acquired by SmartRecruiters in 2017. Previously, Hessam managed a team at G…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 4:17pm -
  • newHRIntelligencer v2.13
    Navigating the evolution of this emerging generation of automated technology is a global concern. At the same time, important quality issues, such as reproducibility of results, are coming to light as the first wave is installed.
    - 3 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 11:04am -
  • What Doesn’t Quite Work 1
    John Sumser begins an exploration of the limits of current thinking on intelligent software in management, particularly Human Resources Management.
    - 4 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 11:13am -

HR Cloud

Your HR Buddy

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

HR Minion

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

PeopleGoal Blog

DATIS HR Cloud

  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 6:07pm -
  • Things to Know Before NatCon 18
    NatCon 18 is just around the corner and the excitement is high around the DATIS office. This year marks the eighth NatCon conference for DATIS, and this year’s lineup is set to be one of the best yet. With that...
    - 11 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 3:40pm -
  • 3 Ways to Improve Interdepartmental Communication
    We’ve all heard the famous saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” However cliché it may sound, it rings true in the context of an organization. For projects to go off without a hitch, managers need to make sure that all...
    - 18 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 12:45pm -
  • Top 5 HR Metrics to Track in 2018
    Organizations are constantly measuring employee success by keeping tabs on specific performance metrics, assessing their quality of work, and monitoring their contribution to organizational goals. With that said, it is equally important to routinely…
    - 25 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 1:21pm -

HR Gazette

  • newThe Upside of Flexible Working
    When it comes to being an employer, it can be tough to find the right way to manage your employees to help create maximum productivity. Luckily for you, there are a few alternate options and ideas that you can do in order to keep employees motivated…
    - 17 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 2:32pm -
  • newInnovateWork Toronto Preview: Sponsors
    InnovateWorkTO, the HR and tech event co-founded by WorkTango’s Rob Catalano and The HR Gazette’s Bill Banham, is just a few days away. Once again, the summit is sold out as Toronto’s growing community of business innovators come together to he…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 3:01pm -
  • newEmployer Branding: 5 Ways to Promote Your Company
    Why is Employer Branding So Important? With unemployment being much lower, candidates now have the advantage in the job market. They get to pick and choose their employer. That why it is important to make your company stand out from your competitors…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 1:25pm -
  • newHow to Work and Prosper in a Post #MeToo World
      The times they are a-changin’. And not a minute too soon. But how should we conduct ourselves in a post #MeToo environment? When I first completed drafting my thoughts for this article, a colleague asked me a basic question: Why are you only…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 12:32pm -

HR Tact

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

Workplace Diva

  • Night Howl: When Early Birds Run the Team's Schedule
    It's 6 a.m. on a Monday morning, and you're already sitting in a meeting. You know, the Monday morning meeting that used to start at a very-manageable 10 a.m. -- until the early birds on the team decided that 10 o'clock was way too late. Night owls,…
    - 14 Nov 17, 6:06pm -
  • Non-Stop Holiday Music Could Hurt Employees' Mental Health
    The holidays are here, and for many employees it means the same short list of holiday songs played on repeat loop all day long, for weeks on end. Now some psychologists are warning that all this repetitious, 24/7 holiday musical cheer could be hurtin…
    - 13 Nov 17, 8:11pm -
  • Dealing with Co-workers Who Always Fish for Advice (Then Refuse to Take It)
    Your co-worker has a dilemma and seems to be fishing for advice. So, being the nice co-worker you are, you kindly offer some handy advice. But all you get from this co-worker is an icy, cold glare. "I know," this co-worker says in an irritated tone o…
    - 9 Nov 17, 8:07pm -
  • Four in Five U.S. Employers Will Give Employees Paid Thanksgiving Off
    Do you get a four-day Thanksgiving weekend this year? If so, you're not alone: four in five U.S. employers will be giving employees a few paid days off!Hey, those Black Friday fights don't happen in a vacuum; we need to be out of the office and actua…
    - 8 Nov 17, 7:38pm -

The HR Blog

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

  • newImpact Makers Episode 7 — How I Became A Speaker and Entrepreneur
    Jennifer gets a LOT of questions from many different types of people. Chief among those questions is how she got to where she is in her career. People want to know how she’s managed to make such an impact through her entrepreneurship and her speaki…
    - 17 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 2:30pm -
  • Impact Makers Episode 6 — Quit the Cubicle with Mike Kim
    Mike Kim is one of those guys who doesn’t need much of an introduction. He’s been an online force with his blog and podcast, and the wisdom he freely shares about his experience in leaving corporate America to become an entrepreneur. Today, Jenni…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Impact Makers Episode 5 – Radical Candor in Marketing with William Tincup
    William Tincup isn’t normal. Neither was his marketing agency, which used its eccentricity to shake up an industry that had become boring and stale. You either loved them or hated them. When Tincup stepped away from the agency, he continued marchin…
    - 15 days ago, 29 Mar 18, 1:15pm -
  • Impact Makers Episode 4 – 3 Actions Impact Makers Take Every Day
    Not long ago, Jennifer went to a conference in Australia, where she was a chairperson and keynote speaker. During the event, two young women approached Jennifer with the desire to improve their careers, but they didn’t know where to go to get the s…
    - 22 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 1:15pm -

Just Joan

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

True Faith HR

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

HR Potential

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

Evil HR Lady

  • new9th Circuit: Forget asking about salary history, you can’t even use it if it’s offered,
    Last year, the 9th circuit ruled that it was okay to pay a teacher from Arizona who moved to California less than her co-workers because the formula was based strictly on the previous salary and had nothing to do with sex. If the teachers in questi…
    - 21 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 10:27am -
  • newHow to Create an Employee Handbook
    When running a business, you’re probably so busy with everything that you might not have thought about how to create an employee handbook. In fact, there’s a good chance you haven’t thought about an employee handbook at all. However, it’s a…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 12:40pm -
  • newWhy Your Barista Probably Has a College Degree
    I have two degrees: a bachelor’s and a master’s. I wrote lots of papers, did lots of math, sang in a choir, and completely bombed a Hebrew class. What I didn’t learn to do was make coffee. (Or speak Hebrew, but that’s my own fault.) In fact,…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 11:18am -
  • Dilemma of the Month: Easing An Employee Into Retirement
    We are a 30-agent real estate brokerage company with one administrative assistant, our lone employee. She has been with us for more than 30 years and is loyal and cheerful, and always answers the phone with a smile. However, her professional abilitie…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 10:01am -

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

  • new#BlackBlogsMatter – Week 10 – Don’t Let Yourself Be The One Black Friend
    It is not unusual when you’re Black to find yourself being the only Black person a White person knows and regularly interacts with. At work or school or even church, you’re it. And because you’re the only Black person they know, your White frie…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 10:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 9 – Addressing MicroAggression
    A micro-aggression is a statement, action or incident regarded as an indirect, subtle or unintentional discrimination against people of a marginalized group.  Micro-aggressions are dog whistles; they are coded language that appears to mean one thing…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 10:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 8 – White Privilege STILL So Fragile
    I spoke about the Theory of White Privilege Fragility during last year’s #BlackBlogsMatter challenge. I made fun of it and got into some interesting conversations online and offline as a result. Mostly with White people who were triggered by me mak…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 7 – What Black People Be Thinking
    This has been one of the hardest posts to write within the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge. Considering that I setup the calendar, that is hard to admit and make sense of. But the truth is I sat down to write and suddenly felt both blocked and burdened b…
    - 23 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 11:00am -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

The HR Bacon Hut

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

Make HR Happen

  • Safety Nets and Backup Plans
    Intelligent decision making requires the use of all weapons in our arsenal. Careless decision making is far easier. Except for a situation that is of so little importance that anything works, or is so simple nothing fails, the route to a less than a…
    - 3 Nov 17, 2:51pm -
  • Life and Career Analogs
    In a recent impromptu interview with award winning movie writer/director Edward Lyons, a story I hope he will someday allow me to record and promote, something clicked in my brain. My career in talent acquisition in a corporate world is not so differ…
    - 25 Oct 17, 6:30pm -
  • Go Forth and Spam No More
    The debate rages on at conferences, meetings, online media, and in just plain gossip. Why does everyone say they hate spam and then engage in the same practices they deplore? This is especially puzzling when the spaminator is a recruiter who is not o…
    - 30 Dec 16, 10:46am -
  • Loosening the Life of Lethargy
    Read any motivational book or blog post about accomplishing anything in business or in life and there is probably an underlying assumption that everyone wants to be lively and progressive. Sweet memes are made of this. Is this an unrealistic picture…
    - 20 Dec 16, 5:24pm -

No Excuses HR

  • newThe Grind
    What do you think of when you hear the phrase "the grind?" Is it how you feel about your job? Is it the burden of life in general? Is it a faux commitment to fitness? I'm guessing you didn't feel good about it.The Grind Can FuelIf I were to answer t…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:19pm -
  • This Is Not the Edge of the World
    The rollercoaster world of work is...exhausting.exhilarating.maddening.exciting.frustrating.rewarding.the worst.the best.No matter what it is for you today, remember you're not living on the edge of your world. It's just the thrill of the ride. Hang…
    - 21 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 12:26pm -
  • Developing Internal Blogging Teams
    So, you've finally decided to execute on a robust employer brand strategy. Your career site is actually a real site, not just a job list, you're pushing content several times a week and distributing it across multiple dedicated HR social channels.Wel…
    - 24 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 11:43am -
  • I Saw, Today
    I saw commitment today.I saw dedication to patients.I saw a team completely focused on a goal.I saw preparation.I saw real-time accountability.I saw transparency.I saw energy.I saw follow through.I saw transparency.I saw communication.I saw passion.I…
    - 31 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 12:17pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

    - 50 days ago, 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…
    - 66 days ago, 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…
    - 71 days ago, 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…
    - 80 days ago, 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

  • newJob application follow up
    Job application follow up?Are you hearing from employers after you turn in your cover letter and resume? Or are you like many who never hear back from the hiring company and end up dismayed with the application system?I only know what I hear abou…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Apr 18, 4:15am -
  • HRNasty’s Zen and the Employee Experience
    The employee experience doesn’t happen by accidentHRNasty and the Zen of the Employee Experience I am responsible for the employee experience and believe that I am the CEO of my personal brand. What I represent, who I am, and how I conduct myse…
    - 22 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 7:06am -
  • Career management, HR says 99% of employees are not pro-active with their careers
    Is your career moving as much as you are working? Hard work isn’t enoughCareer ManagementAre you practicing career management? Most of us think we are managing our career, but let me ask you the following questions:Have you talked to your man…
    - 36 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 4:47am -
  • Setting expectations with your manager at work. Have you talked to your manager recently?
    I used to exceed expectations at work. I am working harder now. What happened?Are you setting the right expectations with your manager?If you have never said “no” to your manager, you are probably NOT setting expectations. This post is for yo…
    - 43 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 3:26pm -

HR Gal Friday

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

RU HRelevant

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

Christopher in HR

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

China Gorman Blog

  • Are You Ready for AI?
    The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) is a pretty high falutin’ outfit. It’s the business and economics research arm of McKinsey & Company. Not focused so much on middle-market HR folks, it publishes a wealth of well-researched papers that focus on…
    - 5 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Compensation Transparency
    Ben Eubanks over at Lighthouse Research and Advisory has written a fascinating white paper on transparency. Transparency in Compensation:  Trends and Best Practices, underwritten by salary.com, is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impac…
    - 22 Aug 17, 2:49pm -
  • The Value of Purpose

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

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • newPODCAST: #HRHappyHour 318 - Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit Report: Helping Employees Thrive
    HR Happy Hour 318 - Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit Report: Helping Employees ThriveHost: Steve BoeseGuests: Aimée Dodson, Thrive Director, Movement Mortgage; David Osborne, CEO, Virgin PulseRecorded live at the Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit in Mia…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 1:33pm -
  • newHRE Column: Getting Personal with HR Tech
    Once again, I offer my semi-frequent reminder and pointer for blog readers that I also write a monthly column at Human Resource Executive Online called Inside HR Tech that can be found here.This month, after having attended several HR technolo…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 4:05pm -
  • Is every company soon to be an 'Artificial Intelligence' company?
    A few years back the quote 'Every company is a technology company' made the rounds on social media and in presentations on the workplace, the future of work, and in probably too many TED talks to try and compile.But while some work and workplace say…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 317 - When Women Thrive: Supporting Women in the Workplace
    HR Happy Hour 317 - When Women Thrive: Supporting Women in the WorkplaceHost: Steve BoeseGuest: Pat Milligan, MercerSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comListen HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Pat Milligan…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 1:00pm -

Women of HR

  • newCourageous Leaders, Courageous Workplaces #WorkHuman 2018
    Courage. What does that word mean to you? Does it evoke images of great, daring deeds?  Of facing a perilous situation head on with no regard for one’s own safety and well-being, like a fire fighter barreling head on into a blazing inferno? But do…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Why I Chose A Career in Human Resources
    During my first semester of college, I applied for a social media marketing internship with a small, local marketing company. It was my first office job. Four years have gone by and I’m still with that same company. Only I’m no longer an intern,…
    - 31 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • The Evolving Workplace #WorkHuman 2018
    Throughout history, our workplaces have continued to evolve.   Back in the days of the Industrial Revolution and the dawn of mass production, focus was on efficiency, scale, quality control, and essentially getting “stuff” made.  Employees work…
    - 38 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • #MeToo Focus in the Caribbean #HRCruise2018
    Editor’s Note:  One of our regular contributors, Donna Rogers, recently participated as an attendee and speaker on the 2018 HR Conference Cruise.  What’s an HR Cruise you may ask?  According to the website, it combines “a robust Human Resour…
    - 45 days ago, 27 Feb 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 AI Makes Hiring More Accurate and More Personal
    AI is projected to catapult from a $643.7 million market today to $36.8 billion by 2025. Bersin by Deloitte calls […]The post How AI Makes Hiring More Accurate and More Personal appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 21 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • newThe Future of Performance Management
    How could you get better at your job? What does your manager think about your performance this month? And what […]The post The Future of Performance Management appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 3 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 12:56pm -
  • #WorkTrends: How Hollywood Is Killing HR
    What are you working on right now? Who’s helping you? If you’re like a lot of people, you’re probably working […]The post #WorkTrends: How Hollywood Is Killing HR appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 4 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 12:30pm -
  • Fellowes Sit-Stand Desk Review
    Do you exercise every day? Improving my personal wellness is at the top of my resolution list for 2018. So […]The post Fellowes Sit-Stand Desk Review appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 8 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 7:34pm -

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

  • This piece of advice changed a recruitment business forever
    I quite often get emails and messages from people who have appreciated or acted on my advice. I won’t lie to you, it’s gratifying when the experience you pass on, helps others. Keeps me going to be honest. But sometimes the impact of a little gui…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 9:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Being a recruiter rocks!
    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 ‘Being a recruiter rocks!’. Let me k…
    - 9 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 9:00pm -
  • Savage Sell webinar. Next week.
    The Savage Sell series of Master-classes wraps up in NZ tomorrow, after six big Aussie events. We have had over 1,400 recruiters sign-up to the nine events, and the feedback has been largely stupendously good (except for the hard seats in Sydney. Ver…
    - 23 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 7:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Your most dangerous competitor is…?
    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 ‘Your most dangerous competitor is…?…
    - 31 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 8:00pm -

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

HR to WHO

Change-Effect

  • A few gender pay comparisons
    Conservative Campaign headquarters reported that women’s median hourly rate is 15.7% higher than men’s, whilst the Labour Party recorded a median hourly rate for women 4% lower than men’s. The CBI reported that women’s median hourly rate is…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Toxic cultures and ticking time bombs
    The strange thing about toxic cultures, is the inability of those within to see how bad things have really got. It normally takes an inflection point or disruptive external event to raise levels of awareness to the point of consciousness. Looking at…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Sometimes people will fail
    Here’s a thing; Not everyone can be successful in their job. And that’s ok. There are multiple reasons why failure happens, it can be the role, the requirements, the skills, the culture of the organisation, the leadership and management or just d…
    - 25 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 8:00am -
  • Presence and state
    We all know that how you show up in a certain situation or moment can change the impact that you have and the outcomes that you achieve. No more so than when you hold a leadership position. My advice to leaders is always to think as much about how th…
    - 32 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 8:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • Real-Time Feedback: Why You Need It and What to Do With It
    Chances are, somewhere in your organization you are collecting real-time feedback. Real-time feedback provides us with a glimpse into a segment’s current feelings, attitudes, and behaviors that can have an impact on our business. However, just gath…
    - 13 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 10:02pm -
  • The Role of AI at Work
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just something in movies anymore – it is becoming more and more mainstream every day. Recently, we discussed the role of AI in eLearning. But what about other facets of the workplace? How can we leverage the bene…
    - 28 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 5:00pm -
  • Flexible Work Arrangements That Work for Your Business
    Flexible work arrangements are well-received by employees, but often business leaders shy away. Why? Misconceptions on flexible work arrangements, which are often based on a fear of change or lack of control, can hinder an organization’s ability to…
    - 41 days ago, 3 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Boosting Employee Well-being in the Workplace
    The topic of employee well-being – the state of being comfortable, happy, and healthy – is a hot topic in the workplace today. Why? If a person is unhappy or uncomfortable in her work, she is far less likely to invest her full energy and effort i…
    - 55 days ago, 17 Feb 18, 1:00pm -

HR Culture Club

  • newResume Quick Tips

    - 21 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 11:08am -
  • newKick 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…
    - 21 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 11:04am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • The Organisational Trailer
    The trailer is not the story. The story can’t just be the trailer. When I was younger you only really saw trailers for most films in the cinema. They were a treat. They tended to be quite short and designed to not give anything away. The concept of…
    - 6 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 8:44pm -
  • Swimming Shorts and Unbeaten Runs
    Someone once said to me that you can lower your expectations in different circumstances, but your standards should remain the same. It was during the last recession – and their theory was that at the point you blame the external environment for you…
    - 81 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 7:50am -
  • Onboarding
    Onboarding is a terrible term. Somewhere someone’s CV has ‘I coined the term ‘onboarding” written on it and they should be proud of getting something into such common usage and slightly apologetic that we use such an odd term to mean ‘make…
    - 25 Nov 17, 10:24am -
  • Sorry. 
    That last post wasn’t finished. Technical issue at this end. Since I can’t undo emails the only options appear to be to pretend it didn’t happen – or apologise and wish you a good weekend… Apologies – and have a good weekend. 
    - 25 Nov 17, 8:27am -

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

  • new8 Things You Need to Know About Starting a Business
    Starting your own business can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. However, it is very demanding since you will spend countless hours consulting with accountants, lawyers, and other entrepreneurs. You can save yourself time by get…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 10:40am -
  • newBook Review by @CozyRebekah : The Art of Game Design
    Video games are straight-up awesome. They allow you to experience new and immersive worlds, they give you opportunities to play as unique characters, and they’re a good outlet for negative energies. Because of that, I’ve wanted to become a game d…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 11:21am -
  • How to Foster Intrinsic Motivation in Your Team
    For many employees, motivation comes from an outside source. It could be the fact that their job is a great resume builder and a stepping stone to a new position. Or, they might put in that extra effort to get overtime pay. They may just work hard to…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 10:54am -

HR Pockets

  • The Most Awkward Position on Your Board
    My faithful readers know that I’ve been involved in my local SHRM chapter since about 2008 and that I’ve held a lot of different volunteer roles through those years (holy cow that’s ten years, which I think makes me a chapter historian by defau…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 1:17pm -
  • My favorite woman
    There’s no better person I could write about on #InternationalWomensDay than my Grandma! I love this woman so much and she loves me just as much. Grandma has been the strongest female role model throughout my life and such an influence on me. I fel…
    - 35 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 1:39am -
  • Go to Human Resources…if you dare!
    Go to Human Resources. In a time when sexual harassment victims are speaking up in a variety of industries I’m seeing more and more people ask, “Where was HR?” … “Did anyone go to HR?” I’ve just scrolled past these comments and kept my…
    - 31 Oct 17, 3:08am -
  • 3 ways Technology has made me a better HR Pro
    If you thought this was a blog post about the many HRIS options out there you can just close this page now. For those of you that want to know what I’m talking about that’s not an HRIS here it is: Google. Y’all…. I can google anything! It’s…
    - 20 Jul 17, 12:50pm -

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

  • newWorkHuman- Where Small Business Has an Advantage
    I spent last week at the WorkHuman pioneered by Globoforce event in Austin, Texas. This event is a can’t miss for me. So much so that I even dragged my family along as it coincided with Spring Break. If you haven’t heard of WorkHuman, you should…
    - 19 hours ago, 12 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • How to Use Text Messaging to Improve Your Small Business Recruiting Process
    It’s a wonder how we ever survived without our smartphones. It is really unbelievable how many times a day I check my phone to help me run my life and business. Email, calendar, voicemail, social networking and maybe the reason I check my phone the…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Reflecting on A Year of HR Community, Friendship and Serving Small Business
    Sabrina started Acacia HR Solutions almost 7 years ago this April. I remember when she first called me to tell me her plan of starting her own business. I can honestly say a small part of me thought she might be a little crazy (or maybe sleep deprive…
    - 11 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 2:30pm -
  • Working with MBTI Personality Type: The Feeler
    There is an exercise I do in our Myers Briggs team building workshops that highlights the difference between T (thinking) types and F (feeling) types. It is one of my favorite exercises because it typically brings about the biggest a-ha moments. In f…
    - 15 days ago, 29 Mar 18, 1:00pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • Happy Birthday Marley
    Happy Birthday Marmalade -I'm acutely aware that you are officially old enough to read this blog so I'll try not to embarrass you. I've been writing these letters to you before you could even read. I guess it's just my way of telling you how proud I…
    - 17 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 9:48pm -
  • A Hitch in the Hierarchy: Bridging Manager/Employee Relationships
    Back in 2014, I conducted a training for the Northern California Human Resource Association entitled: Our Three AudiencesThe goal was to workshop the avenues in which Human Resources is the one true conduit to all organizational functions: Employees,…
    - 30 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 5:23pm -
  • Water In Hand
    At the onset of 2018, I made a few adjustments: more exercise, more sleep, less beer, no Facebook.So Far So Good!The unfortunate part of growing old is no matter how many sit ups you do, you're gonna get fat. The wonderful thing about getting old is…
    - 59 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 2:14pm -
  • Saint of Circumstance
    For all intents and purposes, most may believe that 2017 was an exceptionally trying year. The political climate has bred contempt, frustration has created disagreement and turmoil seems ever-afoot.I have found as life grows longer, so the edges get…
    - 86 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:24pm -

What Goes Around

  • newIf It Starts At The Top There’s A Long Way To Go
    I really enjoyed listening to Lenny Henry at the recent Changeboard Future Talent event. His talk was funny and powerful – I was live blogging on the day and first shared some of what he spoke about here. Something which really struck me in the tal…
    - 21 mins ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:30am -
  • Beauty In Impermanence
    The free art project begins its third year. Last week’s painting has been hidden and found – where it has gone to, and with whom, I do not know. This week there’s blossom on the trees – a sight of fleeting beauty. This week’s free art drop…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 10:38am -
  • We Are All Artists : Free Art Project Second Anniversary
    Start something. Keep going. Be Curious. The next free art drop is about to hit the streets. So what? This one feels a little special to me, as it marks the second anniversary of the We Are All Artists free art project. 104 consecutive weeks of makin…
    - 12 days ago, 1 Apr 18, 11:28am -

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

  • 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…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:03am -
  • 121517 WMAY Local First Spotlight Rogers HR Consulting

    - 33 days ago, 10 Mar 18, 10:01pm -
  • #MeToo Focus in the Caribbean
    The morning after a day in Jamaica starts off with a bang in Julie Pugh's session covering Harassment in the Headlines most recently refenced by hashtags #MeToo and #TimesUp.  Her session was titled Have Your Life Jacket Handy: The HR Professional's…
    - 63 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 3:48pm -
  • Workplace Wellness Takes SAIL
    It's Showtime at sea for attendees of the 1st Annual #HRCruise heading to Haiti and Jamaica.  After a great opening session by Greg Hawks, the first session of the week began with Brad and Suzanna Cooper with US Corporate Wellness.  They have walke…
    - 66 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 4:19pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • 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…
    - 52 days ago, 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 →
    - 87 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:15pm -
  • Clean vs. Cluttered

    - 94 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 12:38pm -
  • Discussions and Debates in 2018!

    - 2 Jan 18, 4:59pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • 7 TIPS TO PREVENT LONELINESS – THE NEW WORKPLACE CRISIS
    *My post below, in its entirety can be found on the Globoforce blog as well.  Check them out for great content too! -DB  After 20… Continue reading → 7 TIPS TO PREVENT LONELINESS – THE NEW WORKPLACE CRISIS
    - 25 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 4:10pm -
  • 5 Reasons To Attend #WorkHuman 2018
    Hello DBHR Friends! I will have the pleasure of attending the Globoforce Workhuman conference this April 2-5, in wonderful Austin, TX. See my VLOG below… Continue reading → 5 Reasons To Attend #WorkHuman 2018
    - 37 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 2:30pm -
  • The HR Rebellion Includes Engaging Employees. Here’s A New Playbook To Help You.
    Rebels are few and far between.  But when they stick, they stick. Rosa Parks, David Bowie, #metoo leaders, Galileo, the Star Wars Rebel Alliance, Abe… Continue reading → The HR Rebellion Includes Engaging Employees. Here’s A New Playbook To He…
    - 45 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 6:06pm -
  • Must Read HR Blogs: Feb Carnival Of HR
    DBHR Friends —  My job is to save you time.  One of my goals is to introduce you to great HR pros, content and tips… Continue reading → Must Read HR Blogs: Feb Carnival Of HR
    - 51 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 4:53pm -