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Laurie Ruettimann

  • newThe Confidence of a Middle-Aged White Man
    A lot of my girlfriends are fond of saying, “God, grant me the confidence of a middle-aged white man.” It always makes me laugh out loud. I think it comes from this article on Medium, which is also funny to me. It’s the belief that your hardshi…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Sep 18, 2:23pm -
  • newLet’s Fix Work 28 – Girl Scouts Run the World with Sylvia Acevedo
    Would it surprise you if we said that a large number of female leaders in America were Girl Scouts? Sylvia is a Rocket Scientist, STEM Leader, and Tech Founder, and she’s also the Girl Scouts of America’s CEO. Join Laurie and Sylvia as they unrav…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • newInstagram Secrets: Increase Your Following and Likes
    There’s a discussion happening with some of my fellow public speakers. We want to know the Instagram secrets. Most of us are under 10,000 followers and can’t crack 200 likes. People “like” us, but our stories are only watched by about 10% of…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 18, 2:05pm -
  • My Friends are Burned Out
    Hello, everybody, I’m home from Las Vegas and in “hurricane prep” mode. I’m snacking and doing laundry. I’ll be making book recommendations on Twitter, later today, so be sure to follow me for round the clock coverage of my ordinary life. I…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 5:54pm -

Sagacity | HR

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

HR Ringleader

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

HR Schoolhouse

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

Michael Vandervort

  • HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years!
    HR Florida, Celebrating 40 Years! Did you know that HR Florida is celebrating their 40th-anniversary event in Orlando next week?  It’s not too late to register.  That’s amazing.   I’m a huge fan of HR Florida, the state chapter for SHRM. …
    - 28 days ago, 22 Aug 18, 4:20pm -
  • The #SHRM18 Podcast Extravaganza @DriveThruHR
    Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast (part two) Podcast sponsored by CUE Inc.  and ClearCompany On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team…
    - 97 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 -

EveryDay People

  • Do You Have a Minute ??
    Do you remember the classic cartoon The Jetsons? I loved watching this show because it was a cool version of what people thought the future would hold. One of my favorite aspects of the cartoon was the video calls that George Jetson would make with h…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Sep 18, 11:45pm -
  • Share Stories !!
    Do you remember when you when you were young and you’d have story time? I used to love it when my mom would read stories to me, and I loved doing it with my kids as well. I’m also old enough to remember the Bookmobile !! It was this giant convert…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Aug 18, 11:54pm -
  • Replacement Parts
    My Mom is an amazing human in almost every way !! This November she will celebrate her 80th birthday and I’m geeked to see that come along with family and friends. If you met my Mom, you wouldn’t think that she’s roamed this planet for eight de…
    - 30 days ago, 19 Aug 18, 10:52pm -
  • What’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…
    - 37 days ago, 12 Aug 18, 11:12pm -

Women of HR

  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kristy Wallace, Ellevate Network
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 62 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 11:00am -

TLNT

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

  • newWhat is the Role of a Chief Learning Officer?
    With an increasing need for professionals to grow in scope to keep up with the competition, learning and development has become an important phenomenon at the workplace, often playing a huge part in the specialization and career trajectory of the pro…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Sep 18, 2:58pm -
  • newTop HR Certifications
    Certifications have always proven their worth both – when you are seeking a job or a promotion. The same is true for HR Certifications. Whether you are a new entrant in the HR field or are an experienced professional, HR certifications can be prett…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Sep 18, 12:50pm -
  • newHow Artificial Intelligence is Changing Human Resources
    Artificial Intelligence and HR Leadership Being a pervasive part of our lives, Artificial Intelligence is used widely by two-thirds of today’s consumer. It is actually an interesting fact that most of the AI users are applying it without even givin…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 3:11pm -
  • newHelping Leaders Get More From Employees
    Event Preview: Evolve Sales Leaders Think Tank Breakfast The Evolve event series continues on Friday 21 Sept with a helpful morning session focused on ways sales-focused leaders can get better motivate their employees. The Evolve Sales Leaders Thin…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 2:38pm -

HR Ringleader

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

HR Examiner

  • newHR Tech Weekly: Episode #187: Stacey Harris and John Sumser
    Stacey Harris and John Sumser host their annual highlights show from The 2018 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas.
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Sep 18, 5:00pm -
  • newHRExaminer Watchlist: Analytics Integration: OneModel
    OneModel takes the clients data, as is, and integrates it into a customizable set of People Analytics.
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Sep 18, 11:30am -
  • newHRExaminer Watchlist: 21st Century Data Governance: SwoopTalent
    Using data usually requires a massive governance program to standardize and stabilize the data outputs of different tools. SwoopTalent provides an automated answer that eliminates the need for committee-based data management conversations.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 11:30am -
  • HRExaminer v9.37
    Our focus over the coming weeks is to introduce you to John Sumser’s findings in HRExaminer’s new report, The 2019 Index of Intelligent Technology in HR. Our first article serves as an introduction to the report. Next, we focus in on the most int…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 4:00pm -

HR Cloud

Your HR Buddy

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

HR Minion

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

DATIS HR Cloud

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

HR Gazette

  • newWhat is the Role of a Chief Learning Officer?
    With an increasing need for professionals to grow in scope to keep up with the competition, learning and development has become an important phenomenon at the workplace, often playing a huge part in the specialization and career trajectory of the pro…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Sep 18, 2:58pm -
  • newTop HR Certifications
    Certifications have always proven their worth both – when you are seeking a job or a promotion. The same is true for HR Certifications. Whether you are a new entrant in the HR field or are an experienced professional, HR certifications can be prett…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Sep 18, 12:50pm -
  • newHow Artificial Intelligence is Changing Human Resources
    Artificial Intelligence and HR Leadership Being a pervasive part of our lives, Artificial Intelligence is used widely by two-thirds of today’s consumer. It is actually an interesting fact that most of the AI users are applying it without even givin…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 3:11pm -
  • newHelping Leaders Get More From Employees
    Event Preview: Evolve Sales Leaders Think Tank Breakfast The Evolve event series continues on Friday 21 Sept with a helpful morning session focused on ways sales-focused leaders can get better motivate their employees. The Evolve Sales Leaders Thin…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 2:38pm -

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

  • newEmployees Are Having Trouble Answering All of Their Emails
    A new study from LinkedIn, which I never use, asked more than 1,000 employees to name their most common workplace challenges. Here's the list: 1. Finding work-life balance (38%)2. Managing their workload (31%)3. Dealing with coworkers (26%)4. Workpl…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Sep 18, 2:23pm -
  • newStudy Finds Bcc'ing Your Boss at Work Is a Bad Idea
    You're replying to an email at work, and decide to bcc the boss on it. You're just trying to keep the boss in the loop, but a new study reveals bcc'ing the boss on a group message could come back to bite you!Researchers at University of Cambridge Jud…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 4:46pm -
  • That Bites! Employees Aren't Taking Their Lunch Breaks Anymore
    Ah, the lunch break. The time of day when we grab lunch solo or with our coworkers, and enjoy a brief respite from work. Or at least we used to, back in the day when we felt like we had time to do such things, according to the results dished up in a…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 3:00pm -
  • What If Your Gen Z Coworker Doesn't Remember 9/11?
    On 9/11, I always wonder whether or not to write anything. Usually, I spend the day largely lost in contemplation, and reflection. It's a hard day, still. Surreal. Like other Gen Xers, I remember exactly where I was, and what I was doing that morning…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 2:28pm -

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…
    - 69 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…
    - 99 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…
    - 12 May 18, 2:01am -
  • How To Do A Good Performance Review
    Continue reading How To Do A Good Performance Review at Human Resources Blog | Top HR Blog.
    - 12 Apr 18, 4:18am -

The HR Capitalist

Unbridled Talent

  • From Felon to Entrepreneur and Impact Maker with Adam Martin
    What if we were all given an unlimited amount of grace despite our shortcomings? Adam Martin is the Founder of F5 Project, an organization that provides job and housing opportunities to felons leaving the prison system so they can have a sense of pur…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • Bringing Clarity and New Practices to Diversity and Inclusion with Joe Gerstandt
    Joe Gerstandt isn’t just a straight white dad with tons of tattoos. He’s also an expert on diversity and inclusion who has trained leaders at Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, the government, and more. He also speaks on how each of us can becom…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • 6 Ways to Share Your Personal Brand with the World
    Communicating your personal brand doesn’t have to be complicated. Your next step is often right under your nose! This episode concludes Jennifer’s three part series on personal branding, and she shares 6 ways that you can do to begin sharing your…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Taking Your Personal Brand to the Next Level with Jennifer McClure
    In the words of Sally Hogshead, “Different is better than better.” In the second part of a 3-part series on personal branding, Jennifer shares some tools, strategies and exercises from her Personal Brand Worksheet that you can use to discover whe…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 1:00pm -

Just Joan

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

True Faith HR

  • 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…
    - 73 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 (…
    - 90 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

  • newDel Taco and McDonald’s Face Sexual Harassment Claims–Is Fast Food a Haven for Harassers?
    The EEOC filed suit against Del Taco due to sexual harassment complaints from “young female employees.” They claim that at least three male supervisors harassed the young women. The female employees filed complaints and faced retaliation inste…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:05am -
  • newWorkplace Retaliation
    Did you know you can lose a sexual harassment lawsuit even when no one was actually sexually harassed and the court agrees that no sexual harassment took place? You can, if you retaliate against the person who made the complaint. Sure, it won’t be…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 2:09pm -
  • This New Labor Ruling Could Be a Huge Win for McDonald’s and Other Franchise Chains
    On a normal day you might stop at Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee, drop off a package at the UPS Store, get a late lunch at McDonalds, make a quick phone call to Kumon to check on your child’s latest test scores, get your hair cut at Great Clips,…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 3:36pm -
  • Why a Chief Marketing Officer Wants His Best Employees to Quit
    Turnover is expensive and we all want our best employees to stay in our business, right? Of course, right. Except that sometimes you want even the best and the brightest to go out to other companies. While I’ve advocated this for years, I was some…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 12:57pm -

Lean HR

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

Cost of Work

  • This Year Was Supposed to About Race, So What Happened?
    Whelp, I was going to dedicate this year to race relations on this blog. However something weird happened. ALL HELL BROKE LOSE. Black men kept getting shot and streamed live on Facebook and social media. They went viral. I got...Read more
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  • 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

  • The Most Ridiculous Roles for Women at Work
    Early in my career, I read an article which said  men generally cast women into 1 of 5 roles in the workplace. Those 5 roles are Mother Wife Girlfriend/Mistress Sister Daughter Mother is expected to coddle and comfort and cover, even when you’re n…
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  • 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 63 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…
    - 70 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 10:30am -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

The HR Bacon Hut

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

Make HR Happen

  • Who Is This Guy Snooze?
    There are no discoverable historical records about Doctor Snooze, but we do see evidence of his influence. His name is emblazoned on every alarm clock and smartphone in the world. Whoever he was, the damage done by his philosophy of instant gratifica…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 11:30am -
  • Awareness of Time Usage and Personal Decision Making
    There are two truisms not usually put together that seem to make perfect sense when accidental usage brings them together. Peter Drucker’s quote, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed,” is one of th…
    - 71 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…
    - 78 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…
    - 82 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 5:00pm -

No Excuses HR

  • newWhat is Your 'One Word?'
    I'm not sure it's fair to ask you to reduce your entire life down to 'one word.' Our lives are full of all sorts of emotions, activities, responsibilities, aspirations, convictions, anxieties, and goals.One word?Why Just OneI think there's something…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 10:54am -
  • Bullets
    The corporate kind.We take them...at least I believe we're supposed to. We take them personally, for our colleagues, and for our organizations. We don't share the majority of them with anyone.We just take them. Straight up.Martyrdom or LeadershipBal…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 12:13pm -
  • I Tried to Look Too Far Ahead
    There is an allure about achievement...at least there is for me. I consider myself to be fairly driven in just about everything I do. Career, relationships, family, music, fitness, faith...it's full speed all the time.It feels like I'm always pushing…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Sep 18, 1:07pm -
  • Undisputed
    I love the term face-plant. I should, I've recently become the undisputed master of face-planting. Sure, it's not the title I was hoping for...but, one must accept reality and deal with it.RealityThat's where I have the most trouble...I don't do well…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 12:08pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

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

The HR Field Guide

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

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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…
    - 55 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…
    - 62 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:…
    - 82 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…
    - 90 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…
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  • The Day HR Got Real – My Worst Day on the Job
    HR Gal FridayI love Louisiana and, in particular, Baton Rouge. I love LSU even though our governor, Bobby Jindal, seems dead set on stripping all its funding and turning it into a Diesel Driving Academy with a football team. I gripe about mosquitoes…
    - 7 Jun 13, 1:02pm -

RU HRelevant

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

Christopher in HR

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

China Gorman Blog

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

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

Steve Boese HR Technology

Women of HR

  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kathryn Minshew, The Muse
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Women in HR Tech – A Q&A With Kristy Wallace, Ellevate Network
    One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition for me over the past couple of years has been the Women in HR Technology event.  A half day event occurring on the first day of the conference, it brings together some of the most…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 62 days ago, 19 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

  • newDeciding on an Intramural Program for Your Business
    “All work and no play” may not make Jack a dull boy, but it certainly does him no health favors. A 2013 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that nearly 80 percent of North American adults don’t get the recommended…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Sep 18, 1:16pm -
  • newHow to Help Employees Who Are Grieving
    Mindy Corporon was CEO of a successful wealth management firm, traveling around the country meeting with clients, garnering recognition as a high-profile woman in finance and mentoring emerging leaders — all while raising two boys. Everything chang…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 12:02pm -
  • #WorkTrends: Smoothing Out Your Messy HR Processes
    HR is at a crossroads. Technology is making it easier to streamline messy, time-consuming HR processes, but where does that leave HR teams? On this week’s episode, longtime HR pro Ryan Higginson-Scott of PeopleDoc joins us to share answers every HR…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 12:05pm -
  • Take a Peek at 3 Real Corporate Well-Being Programs That Work
    Companies are investing more resources in creative wellness programs. Why? The evidence is mounting that the physical and emotional well-being of workers is intrinsically tied to the performance of organizations of all sizes. Still, statistics sugges…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 11:00am -

Recruiter Chicks

  • Last Minute Tips for #SHRM14
    Here are 14 tips as the countdown begins for #SHRM14.  Most will be useful for SHRM Annual Conference newbies and some will be great reminders for those of us who are SHRM Conference veterans.  Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!   1.  Be p…
    - 19 Jun 14, 1:33pm -
  • SHRM13: Keep Calm and Forge Ahead
    HR Conferences are a great way to learn, grow, get informed about the latest employment law related updates, network with fellow HR professionals and get a general idea of where HR is headed.  Chris Havrilla and I were honored to attend the SHRM Ann…
    - 21 Jun 13, 4:24am -
  • 5 Tips for SHRM Annual Conference First Timers
    SHRM’s Annual Conference is rapidly approaching.  I usually start thinking about packing for this amazing adventure about two weeks out.  Coincidentally, I just returned from a family vacation to Disneyworld and I have often referred to the…
    - 4 Jun 13, 1:08pm -
  • The Interview – Button Up!
    Periodically, we all need to be reminded of the importance of buttoning up in an interview.  An interview is a business meeting where job seekers and hiring managers put their best foot forward to determine if there is a match.  It’s all about ma…
    - 17 Apr 13, 5:05am -

The Savage Truth

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

HR to WHO

Change-Effect

  • newWe are better together
    I read this post recently, by my friend Sukh Pabial on whether Learning and Development should be part of “HR”, or should be a stand alone function. It is a debate that raises its head on a regular basis and plays out in both L&D and Recruitment…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 7:27am -
  • Getting stuff done
    I was pondering this weekend on the essence of getting things done at work. Organisations are brilliant at creating structures and processes that are well-intentioned but can ultimately get in the way of actual activity. When things aren’t working…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • It’s ok to care
    I have a confession to make. When I hear about an employee that we’ve let down or treated badly, it hurts me. I can’t stand to read or hear about cases where teams that I lead and manage have fundamentally failed in their key responsibility to ma…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • Qualifying success
    I’m currently in-between receiving A-level results and GCSEs for my two kids. Having been through the exam period with them and now awaiting results, I’m reminded how frankly barbaric this process is. As a means of assessing potential and capabil…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Aug 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…
    - 48 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…
    - 64 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 –…
    - 89 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…
    - 8 Jun 18, 6:51pm -

HR Culture Club

  • Resume Quick Tips

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

101 Half Connected Things

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

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

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…
    - 78 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…
    - 85 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…
    - 87 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…
    - 97 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

  • newPromotion and New Employee Update: Our Team, While Still Small, is Getting Mightier
    Whenever someone asks me how I started this business, I tell them that I am more than happy to tell my story, but advise them not to do it my way. I never had plans to start a business and still feel like I am stumbling and fumbling through most days…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • Three Categories of Training for Small Business Leadership Development
    Small businesses face unique challenges just by nature of being small. Everyone is wearing multiple hats. Everyone is under the pressure of knowing that nearly everything they do either contributes to growth or prohibits it. Everyone is trying to kee…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • DISRUPTHR Los Angeles 9/26 – Speaker Lineup and Awesome Partners
    It’s hard to believe that our 4th DISRUPTHR Los Angeles is right around the corner. My partner in crime, James and I are so proud of how our little event has grown. We are headed back to Haworth, our amazing location partners. The Haworth Showroom,…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • The 3 Stages of #HRTech Every Small Business Goes Through
    One of the major conferences I have yet to attend is the annual HR Technology conference. This year’s event is happening September 11-14 in Las Vegas. Four days of everything HR Tech. This is the place to be if you want to meet with new or existing…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 1:00pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • newShimmering Reflection
    At the start of any given day I have two goals:Remember the fleeting and spare moments of pure happinessRemember that my problems are insignificant I know people who are in pain. Their lives have been forever changed by an event or series of events…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Sep 18, 8:15pm -
  • HR Tech 18
     With the HR Technology Conference upon us, all my friends are abuzz...... !What new technology is coming?What's developing in the AI, Bot and Big Data spaces?What are the new buzzwords?Are the old Vanguards still relevant?At HR Tech, exhibitors, en…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 1:32pm -
  • Love Headlock
      Summer has given way to the fall. The humidity is blowing over the hills, sweat replaced by shivers. Soon bags will float upon the air and jackets will leave the closet.I'm ever-humbled by my love for the human race when I see young people enjoyin…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 1:56pm -
  • The Plane Thief
    "boys and girls in cars, dogs and birds on lawns" On August 10th 2018, Richard Russell stole a plane. I don't believe he should be glorified by the act nor do I consider him a villain.The entire fiasco has been met with bewilderment.My friend John Ro…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 7:50pm -

What Goes Around

  • Pressure Drop
    I’ve been working on the next free art drop, and I can’t seem to shake the excellent song ‘Pressure Drop’ while I’m painting. Originally by Toots and The Maytals, I’m aware the song has also been covered by The Specials and The Clash, and…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Sep 18, 7:53am -
  • 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 70 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 7:16am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

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  • 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.…
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  • 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

  • Top HR Podcasts Chosen for HR Student Review
    Since 2011, I have incorporated a social learning aspect to my HRM and Strategic HRM course.  The graduate students get to chose while the undergraduates are assigned a specific podcast to listen to each week.  Over the years, I have incorporated b…
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  • 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…
    - 82 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…
    - 96 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 -

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…
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  • 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 →
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  • Clean vs. Cluttered

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HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • #HRTechConf 2018: Text Recruiting Is HERE
    Yesterday the 2018 #HRTechnology conference kicked off in wonderful, fabulous Las Vegas. HR pros, this is a conference that should be on your annual must-go-to list, so add it to your 2019 budget now. Most companies use some sort of employee “syste…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 6:35pm -
  • When A Colleague Gets Their Just Rewards, Graciousness Wins
    We’ve all dealt with a colleague or boss who treated us poorly. It hasn’t been the norm in my world, so when it has happened occasionally, I’d channel the five stages of grief in 48 hours: Denial: Did that just happen Anger: Eff that guy! Barga…
    - 61 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 my work from Starbucks. I’ve talked to a handful of Starbucks employees and got their take on the diversity training given a few weeks back.…
    - 98 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 said sure thing. So, here is my playlist.  Songs can be attributed to HR functions, summer songs,  songs you’ll wann…
    - 99 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 7:38pm -