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Laurie Ruettimann

  • newEmail Marketing Works
    Email marketing works. It might not apply to every segment of the marketplace. But, if you want middle-aged people to buy your goods or services, send them an email. Here’s why. I’m trying to add more fun back into my marriage, which is going ab…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 1:44pm -
  • newCarnival of HR: February 2018 Edition
    Today is the Carnival of HR, a glorious celebration of writers and thinkers who create fabulous HR and recruiting content. It’s an excellent list of reading, but it’s long. My advice? Bookmark this page. Come back when you catch yourself mindless…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 11:45am -
  • newWhat’s Next for #MeToo
    I’ve been trying to write a follow-up on the #MeToo movement for Vox. It’s been a struggle to write about what’s next because I don’t know what will happen. I’m not optimistic. In my original article on Vox, I called out Uber’s HR depart…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 1:52pm -
  • Workaholics Anonymous
    I met a woman who’s in recovery from working too much. She attends a twelve-step program called Workaholics Anonymous. At first, I was incredulous. Workaholics Anonymous? Come on, give me a break. I’m sure these meetings are filled with people wh…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:15pm -

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

  • 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 ...
    - 8 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…
    - 11 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 ...
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:38pm -
  • Top 3 Things HR Leaders Can Do to Impact Retention in 2018
    I'm talking about tangible things that you can do today to make real impact in your organization in the next couple months. Read More ...
    - 49 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 6:41pm -

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

  • 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.
    - 53 days ago, 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…
    - 55 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 8:54pm -
  • WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31
    Brene Brown and many other terrific speakers coming to WorkHuman2018 in Austin April 2-5, 2018! Rates go up on October 31st. Use code WH18INF-MVA to save $300! https://www.workhuman.com/  The post WorkHuman 2018 early bird ends October 31 appeared…
    - 30 Oct 17, 8:31pm -
  • How can HR help in Houston?
    How can HR help in Houston? There are a lot of things you can do besides just donating $10 to the Red Cross via text. See if your company has a matching program and make a donation. The organization I work for made a donation to the American Red Cros…
    - 29 Aug 17, 4:50pm -

EveryDay People

  • Something to Believe In !!
    Do you remember the movie Bull Durham ?? It’s one of my all-time favorites. There’s a scene where Susan Sarandon meets with Tim Robbins (the talented pitching rookie) and Kevin Costner (the long-term minor league catcher), and she’s deciding wh…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 1:09am -
  • Encourage Daily !!
    We all have things that have become daily habits. They range from when you wake up to whether you have breakfast or not to how you commute to work. These daily activities are so ingrained into our lives that we actually notice if something is slightl…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 2:09am -
  • I Like What I Like !!
    When my kids were small, eating out was an adventure to say the least. Our options included any restaurant that had some form of chicken nuggets. I don’t know how that gets into their DNA, but it did. We couldn’t vary from this extremely limited…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Feb 18, 11:51pm -
  • Just Flourish !!
    Unless you’re a self-avowed hermit, you’re surrounded by people. It’s inevitable that there are humans around you the majority of your day. Since that is the environment you find yourself in, you have a choice to embrace it or avoid it. This is…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Jan 18, 10:29pm -

Women of HR

  • newWorkplace Wellness Takes Sail #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…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • newWhy I Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions to Explore Possibilities Instead
    I don’t need studies to know that writing down goals works.  I’ve seen the proof over and over.  Still there is some impressive research surrounding goals and why writing them down makes a difference. Back in 1979, Harvard researchers supposedl…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Is Being Positive Holding You Back?
    As Human Resources Leaders, we represent the whole company. Our contribution is making the whole company stronger. What about when things aren’t going so well? Some HR business partners become cheerleaders, encouraging better performance or higher…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • The Subtle Art of Not Caring
    A promotion, a pay raise or a financial achievement should be an opportunity for celebration and acknowledgment; yet it is more likely to expose judgment, jealousy or comparison from colleagues, family and friends. Being influenced by other people’…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 11:00am -

TLNT

  • newFour Ways to Create a Growth Mindset Team
    In my experience leading and working with teams — whether they’re startups, groups of engineers, or global leadership — there are a few things that have really stood out to drive success. First, leaders and team members have to be willi…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 5:43pm -
  • newIs Learning Without HR a Developing Trend?
    Emoquo is a good example of a new generation of learning products. It’s a cool little tool that uses short videos to help employees figure out how to handle specific interpersonal issues in the workplace. It has all the hallmarks...
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 3:51pm -
  • newHR 101: 5 Ways to Win Back Your Stressed Out Workers
    According to a survey administered by Kronos and Future Workplace, 46% of human resource professional respondents (at organizations with 100 to over 2,500 employees) blame burnout for up to half of their staff quitting each year. The top three reason…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 1:35pm -
  • newHere’s Your Guide to Holding Effective One-on-Ones
    One of the most under-appreciated tools of any manager’s toolkit is the one-on-one meeting. It’s a regular time for you to connect with each person reporting to you, get a sense of what they’re working on, where their priorities are,...
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 18, 5:35pm -

HR Tech Girl

  • 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 46 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…
    - 77 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 10:48pm -
  • Series: Part 2: What does a diverse workforce look like?
    If you have recently visited hrtechgirl, you may have read my post on Is Diversity delivering ROI?. This piqued my interest in all things diversity and inclusion. So this post looks at some thoughts around “What does a diverse workforce look like?…
    - 25 Sep 17, 11:26pm -

HR Gazette

  • newHow to Motivate Your Staff and Make Them More Productive
    Workplace Productivity High workplace productivity is the hallmark of a successful company – there are no two views on that. In this competitive marketplace, hard work and smart work go hand in hand. So this approach forms the basis of increased pr…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 2:39pm -
  • newInnovateWork Returns to Toronto with Amazing Line-Up of Speakers
    The April 2018 #InnovateWorkTO event will bring together HR, Talent, Tech and C-Level pros for an evening of learning and networking that’s bigger and better than ever before! Once again, 100s of professionals will come together at MaRS for awesom…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 2:08pm -
  • newHow to Hire a Global Mobility Manager
    If your business is expanding and sending employees overseas, it may be time to hire a global mobility manager… The business landscape is global – and organisations of every shape and size are contributing to a growing trend of international expa…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 10:49am -
  • newHow to Build High Performing Business
    In an era when industrial jobs are being shipped out to emerging markets, it is rather interesting to consider countries like Germany.  In Germany, labor costs are 60-80% higher and they are still holding their own employees, despite a 38-40 hour wo…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 10:58am -

HR Ringleader

  • 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 ...
    - 8 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…
    - 11 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 ...
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:38pm -
  • Top 3 Things HR Leaders Can Do to Impact Retention in 2018
    I'm talking about tangible things that you can do today to make real impact in your organization in the next couple months. Read More ...
    - 49 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 6:41pm -

HR Examiner

  • newInclusion Comes First
    "We are rapidly turning “human” and “humanizing” into some of our newest and most fashionable buzzwords, as much of what is said and written in their name has little to do with humans.” – Joe Gerstandt
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • newHRIntelligencer 2.07
    This week, we illuminate the science of changing your mind, a nonsense blue sky proposal, a look at online courses in AI, Apple watch medical breakthroughs, planning for GDPR and resource-rich pointers to NLP and crypto.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:24pm -
  • Fiddling While Rome Burns
    Nero is a role model for doing the exact wrong thing at the exact wrong time. The HR profession is focused on doing the old stuff better. Without much debate, HR is moving to perfect its 20th-century mission and mostly ignoring its 21st Century oblig…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 12:46pm -
  • Why Black Blogs Matter
    "We expect that everyone else experiences the world as we do, and that the way things work for us is the way it works for everyone. This is why it is so hard to recognize our own privilege and biases; they seem normal and natural." - Heather Bussing
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 12:30pm -

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

  • newUnderstanding the Virtual Organizational Chart
    Change is exciting. Change can be scary. Let’s face it, change is a lot of work. As organizations continue to grow and add new employees the organizational landscape continues to change.  We all have experienced it.  One person leaves, a...
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 9:24pm -
  • Don’t Fear Your Software Implementations
    When we speak to health and human service agencies, we’ve found that the idea of implementing new technology is quite intimidating to many executives. Uncertainty and hesitation arises when faced with the costs, length, and resources often associat…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:22pm -
  • Digital Investment: Effectively Equipping Your Organization
    In today’s business world, organizations need to invest in themselves to keep up with their competition. We live in a time where executives are under pressure to continuously innovate their internal processes, and implement digital tools and strate…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 8:47pm -
  • Common Regulatory Compliance Issues Facing Health and Human Services Organizations
    Regulatory compliance is the practice of conforming to and abiding by all laws, regulations, guidelines, and specifications relevant to a given organization. While all industries are faced with unique compliance obligations that must be adhered to, m…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 3:53pm -

HR Gazette

  • newHow to Motivate Your Staff and Make Them More Productive
    Workplace Productivity High workplace productivity is the hallmark of a successful company – there are no two views on that. In this competitive marketplace, hard work and smart work go hand in hand. So this approach forms the basis of increased pr…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 2:39pm -
  • newInnovateWork Returns to Toronto with Amazing Line-Up of Speakers
    The April 2018 #InnovateWorkTO event will bring together HR, Talent, Tech and C-Level pros for an evening of learning and networking that’s bigger and better than ever before! Once again, 100s of professionals will come together at MaRS for awesom…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 2:08pm -
  • newHow to Hire a Global Mobility Manager
    If your business is expanding and sending employees overseas, it may be time to hire a global mobility manager… The business landscape is global – and organisations of every shape and size are contributing to a growing trend of international expa…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 10:49am -
  • newHow to Build High Performing Business
    In an era when industrial jobs are being shipped out to emerging markets, it is rather interesting to consider countries like Germany.  In Germany, labor costs are 60-80% higher and they are still holding their own employees, despite a 38-40 hour wo…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 10:58am -

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

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

  • 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…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 7:48pm -
  • Could You Scout Talent 24/78 365 Days A Year? #8ManRotation
    As 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, and the need for talent management and acquisition becomes increasingly important, it seems HR professionals are continually trying to keep up; being reactive instead of proactive. Imagine, instead, you had to…
    - 24 Aug 17, 6:51pm -
  • True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation
    I'm heading to Las Vegas in two weeks with a few of the 8 Man Rotation folk (Kris Dunn, Steve Boese, Lance Haun) to take in a couple days of NBA Summer League action.  Worth revisiting this July 2013 post.  If you're in the area, come join us. O…
    - 27 Jun 17, 8:16pm -
  • Three Takeaways from #SHRM17
    I'm back from another whirlwind SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans. I've attended for seventeen (17) straight years, so what did I notice in particular about this one?1.  As always, the volunteers and SHRM staff once again did an exemplary job in…
    - 22 Jun 17, 6:30pm -

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

  • newCompanies are Reducing Employee Stress by Doing this One Simple Thing
    Do you have $500 you could access for an emergency? If you do, you’re in the minority of Americans. According to a 2017 Bankrate survey, 59 percent of us don’t have $500 to cover an emergency. The problem is, savings or not, emergencies happen…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 12:50pm -
  • newThe Ultimate Guide to Handling Office Bullies
    When my daughter was in first grade, she came home complaining about a girl who bullied her. I went to the teacher and explained and asked that she keep an eye on the situation. A few days later the teacher reported that my daughter was mistaken–t…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 18, 1:22pm -
  • new5 Steps to Take in the Wake of a Data Security Breach
    Equifax, Target and Yahoo each suffered a massive data security breach that made their customers vulnerable. While you may think you are safe because your customer data isn’t nearly as interesting as these giant corporations, nothing could be fart…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:32am -
  • newThe NLRB Says Google Did Not Violate Discrimination Laws in Firing James Damore
    In August, Google fired engineer James Damore for an internal memo he wrote which questioned the role of biology in career choice. He wondered if the reason there were fewer women in tech than one might expect had more to do with innate differenc…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:12am -

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 4: Opporcoonities
    Black people began being caricatured during slavery. Slave masters characterized Black people as slow, lazy and  stupid. They made fun of them and dehumanized them further by comparing them to animals and depicting them with exaggerated, unattractiv…
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  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 3: The 7 Levels of Wokeness
    As I said in Tao Te Woke – Part 1, there are levels to being Woke.  The more you proclaim how Woke you are, the more likely you are to not be very Woke at all. Woke is something you should be about, not speak about. Still, Wokeness is not a compet…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter Week 3 – Tao Te Woke (part 1)
    The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text estimated to have been written in 400 B.C. by  Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching roughly translates to mean “the way of integrity”. The author’s name translates to “old master,” which likely means the autho…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:30am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge – Week 2 – Stop Worrying What White People Think
    I would guesstimate about 10% of White people are full out, active racists. They see anyone who isn’t White as inferior and actively works to oppress them at every opportunity. I would guesstimate another 10% are appalled by the racism of the world…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 11:30am -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

The HR Bacon Hut

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

  • newBlessings
    I'm not sure if you've noticed or not, but there is a heck of a lot of negativity in the world today. Political leaders don't talk to each other anymore, they simply retreat to the safety of their extreme left, or extreme right news networks and grip…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 2:06pm -
  • The Inability to Respond
    As Human Resources leaders, we care deeply about leadership competencies in two ways:- The first, is putting forth the effort to identify, develop, and implement them. - The second, which is BY FAR the one we immediately forget, is to hold our leade…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 1:36pm -
  • The Judge In Me
    "We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others."- Jose Emilio Pachecoclotheswordsassociatesdepartmentacademic backgroundcolor of skingenderfaith perspectivehome addresscartechvacationspoliticsfrien…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 12:35pm -
  • There Aren't Any "HR Problems"
    I can clearly remember the moments when the senior team was sitting around a conference room table, the tension was palpable, and the pressing issues were shared with the group."It's an Operations issue."My gut reaction: thank God it's not HR.So Wron…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 1:27pm -

HR Remix

  • newSupporting Black History Month

    - 12 hours 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 30 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…
    - 97 days ago, 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

  • Disneyland shows an HR veteran how employee engagement increases customer loyalty
    What every company, manager, and employee can learn from Disney. Lessons on employee engagement, corporate culture, and attention to detail which have stood the test of time and live up to being the Happiest Place on Earth. The post Disneyland sho…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 6:15am -
  • How Disney reinforces why best friends at work are important
    HRNasty, first-time visit to Disneyland with work colleagues on a PTO day.Disney, best friends, and engaged employeesA recent trip to Disney inspired the next two postsPart 1: Do you have a best friend at workPart 2: How Disney customers benefi…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 7:31am -
  • Your first job interview part 2
    How to ace your first job interviewGetting ready for your first job interview experience? Your first job interview experience is coming up. Don’t worry, HRN here to spit some knowledge so you know what to expect. More importantly, I am here to…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 3:58am -
  • Ace your first job interview part 1
    Do you know what to expect with your first job interview?The dreaded first job interviewYour first job interview is like any other experience when meeting another person. First encounters range from “Get me the f*&$ out of here” to “I nail…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Jan 18, 4:01am -

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

  • newUS companies are flush with cash, where does 'raise wages' fall on the priority list?
    Last week on the blog we noted the shift in the mix of annual employee compensation increases - companies have and are continuing to increase their use of one-time and variable comp increases like annual bonuses and lessen their use of base (and in…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 2:20pm -
  • newPOWER MOVE: Who can get away with wearing sunglasses inside
    There are only two reasons to wear sunglasses inside (excluding for any medical/eye issues).Reason one (and this is by FAR the most common) - said inside sunglass wearer is a Grade A loser/jerk/poseur/idiot, and the sunglasses are screaming 'Look a…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • newLearn a new word: Conway's Law
    Have you ever noticed the tendency for large, complex, and difficult to navigate organizations to create to create large, complex, and difficult to navigate products, services, and policies?Alternatively, have you noticed, (I am sure you have), how…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:53pm -
  • Presidents, ranked
    For a 'one of those holidays, but is it really a holiday?' Monday, I present to you, faithful reader, this unscientific, unresearched, highly subjective, incredibly incomplete, and 100% accurate ranking of Presidents - defined very loosely.Here goe…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:25pm -

Women of HR

  • newWorkplace Wellness Takes Sail #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…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • newWhy I Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions to Explore Possibilities Instead
    I don’t need studies to know that writing down goals works.  I’ve seen the proof over and over.  Still there is some impressive research surrounding goals and why writing them down makes a difference. Back in 1979, Harvard researchers supposedl…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Is Being Positive Holding You Back?
    As Human Resources Leaders, we represent the whole company. Our contribution is making the whole company stronger. What about when things aren’t going so well? Some HR business partners become cheerleaders, encouraging better performance or higher…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • The Subtle Art of Not Caring
    A promotion, a pay raise or a financial achievement should be an opportunity for celebration and acknowledgment; yet it is more likely to expose judgment, jealousy or comparison from colleagues, family and friends. Being influenced by other people’…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 11:00am -

Creative Chaos HR

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

Talent Culture

  • newHow to Get More Done at Work with Digital Assistants
    “Siri, how many tablespoons are in a cup?” “Alexa, what’s the weather forecast for tomorrow?” You probably use digital assistants […]The post How to Get More Done at Work with Digital Assistants appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:24pm -
  • new4 Ways to Encourage Active, Healthy Teams in Winter
    The beginning of 2018 has brought with it record cold and extreme snowfall in many parts of the country, making […]The post 4 Ways to Encourage Active, Healthy Teams in Winter appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • How to Get Your Email Under Control
    Inbox zero — is it a faraway dream, or a reachable goal? Getting your email under control can feel like […]The post How to Get Your Email Under Control appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 4:48pm -
  • #WorkTrends Recap: The Secret to Conflict Without Casualties
    Every team needs a little healthy conflict. That’s not the kind of thing any HR leader would want to put […]The post #WorkTrends Recap: The Secret to Conflict Without Casualties appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:37pm -

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

  • Sixty Savage Seconds – The only metric that matters
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘The only metric that matters’. Let…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 8:00pm -
  • 3 wrong responses to recruitment change. And one smart one.
    It’s obvious. Much of recruitment is changing, very fast. We may not like it, but that is the fact. Technology most obviously, but also candidate behavior and client expectations. And of course the rapid onset of Artificial Intelligence and machine…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 8:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – Don’t outsource your career
    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 ‘Don’t outsource your career’. Let…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 8:00pm -
  • Savage Sell. Early Bird Discounts close tomorrow!
    Savage Sell Sophisticated selling for the Modern Recruiter EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS CLOSE TOMORROW BIG SAVINGS This series of half-day master classes will be held in nine cities in Australia and New Zealand. 1,100 recruiters have booked already! Many of…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 8:00pm -

Something Different HR

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Change-Effect

  • It doesn’t hurt to be kind
    A lesson I’ve learnt as I’ve got older is that kindness is a very different to softness. Too often, images and predetermination of the role of HR professionals can make the young practitioner shy away from kindness, fearing the tag of being soft,…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • The distraction of talent management
    We love to over engineer a management practice, don’t we? And never more so than the area of “talent management”. We take something with a relatively simple principle at it’s core and turn it into an elaborate, process driven, complex, labori…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • The secret of exceptional leaders
    Throughout my career I’ve often been asked what I think the secret to being a great leader is. I’ve probably said things like, vision and drive or strategic thinking and commercial acumen. The truth is that I don’t think any of these things are…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Increasing the divide
    A few years ago I was debating the issue of unpaid internships and the effect of this on social mobility.  The common theme at the time was that paying for internships would solve the problem. It was a compelling argument because of it’s simplicit…
    - 32 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 8:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • 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…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Feb 18, 1:00pm -
  • Learning in 2018: New Methods to Maximize the Learning Experience
    There are many benefits to learning. Learning keeps us youthful and healthy, makes us more interesting, gives depth to our skillset, and can be fun. In an organization, an educated workforce is critical to keeping your company growing, fostering inno…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Feb 18, 1:00pm -
  • Continuous Performance Management is Here. Are You Ready?
    The old method of reviewing employee performance once a year is quickly on its way out. Why? Because reviewing performance only once a year is not enough to keep our goals and development objectives top of mind. As a result, teachable moments are mis…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
  • Ready… Set… Take Action! Tips for Making Your Goals a Reality.
    It’s the beginning of a New Year and time to ACT on your goals! Continue the momentum of a fresh start by putting your action plan for achieving your goals into motion. Here are some critical steps to help you achieve your goals this year: Focus; D…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 1:10pm -

HR Culture Club

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

101 Half Connected Things

  • 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 90 days ago, 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. 
    - 90 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 8:27am -
  • What is democratic leadership?
    Edmund Burke said that an MP “owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion” In these days of conversation about how democratic an organisation could/should be I thi…
    - 90 days ago, 25 Nov 17, 5:27am -

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

  • newHow To Create A Marketing Calendar for 2018
    If you’re a small business owner running your own marketing strategy, you know how difficult it can be to keep up with the trends, let alone your own schedule! The turn of a new year brings with it new goals, aspirations and planning strategies for…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 11:09am -
  • newThe Importance of Personalization in Advertisements and Promotions
    Marketing and advertising are the bane of many businesses, not just restaurants. For many business owners, effectively communicating with consumers is a mystery. Some people just assume it’s a matter of budget, while others believe you need a strok…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 11:13am -
  • newGuest Post by @kenblanchard : Servant Leadership: Getting Your Ego Out of the Way
    What is servant leadership? Servant leadership happens when we act with respect, care, and fairness for the well-being of all involved, and not for our own self-serving interests. When we serve first and lead second, we help individuals and organizat…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:02am -

HR Pockets

  • 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 -
  • Participation Trophies at Work
    Found this post while cleaning up my drafts and decided to publish it. I wrote this almost two years ago, yet didn’t need to change a thing.   I have yet to meet a millennial that enjoys being called a millennial. I often hear from my fellow gener…
    - 17 Jul 17, 1:51pm -
  • Stay in touch #SHRM17
    It never feels like enough time at national conference. Every one is back home by now and getting in their usual work routine again (after a 12 and a half hour crash to recharge our introverted batteries-just me?). We are all catching up on what we m…
    - 29 Jun 17, 1:30pm -

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

  • newUsing the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to Create Common Language
    I’ve written before about the fact that I am a certified MBTI facilitator. I talked about personality type in this post and will be talking about it more throughout the year. With all of the personality type profiling available today, I’m often a…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Harnessing the Transformative Power of People- WorkHuman 2018
    As a blogger, I have the honored privilege of being invited to many human resources events throughout the year. These events range from leadership events, user conferences, small HR conferences, large HR conferences, technology conferences and ones f…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • SHRM’s Workflex in the 21st Century and Why Small Businesses Should Take Note
    Both Christine and I have talked about how we believe that workflex opportunities serve as a competitive advantage for our clients. With our startup clients, who are asking employees to work insanely hard for a while without a lot of perks until thin…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • 3 Ways to Make Small Business Recruiting Easier
    I wish I had a magic wand that I could twirl in the air and it would find the perfect candidate for every open role we are working on. I know a few hiring managers who wish we had one too. A startup client just received Series B funding and has been…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 2:00pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:24pm -
  • Top 5 - 2017
    Friends -Another year has come and gone; a painful year in many ways. When times are challenging the influence of art becomes of paramount importance. So, it is with great pleasure that I review with you the year in music.St Vincent and Weezer return…
    - 57 days ago, 27 Dec 17, 8:43pm -
  • A Million Oysters
    One of the world's finest chefs crashed and burned. He was at the absolute apex of one of the world's mostly subjective and challenging professions serving transformational cuisine in Paris. With his success came the pressure to be original, creative…
    - 72 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 10:18pm -

What Goes Around

  • Sometimes The Angels Punish Us, By Answering Our Prayers.
    I’m in the final stages of preparation for my submission to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In the run up to a decision like this, there’s a strong whiff of doubt in the air…will I be able to come up with anything vaguely good enough…? A…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 7:43am -
  • Which Way Is Up?
    This weekend I am finalising my submission for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The deadline for applications is February 14th, and as the theme this year is ‘Art Made Now’, I’m planning on delivering something current. As you can see, in t…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Feb 18, 1:42pm -
  • I Think I’m In Love
    Another day, another angel! I started making this last night, and on and on it went. I opted for a much longer wing shape than before, and the steady hand required to paint the angel made the process quite tiring at times. Anyway, here it is, ready t…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 12:38pm -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

    - 80 days ago, 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

  • #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…
    - 13 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…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 4:19pm -
  • Bereavement Leave FAILs When it Comes to Flexibility
    The following was originally posted on the WomenofHR site on 7/14/15. I am reposting here because I will be referring to it in upcoming presentation where I have done some additional research around this topic of Bereavement Leave. My mission is to…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 9:28pm -
  • How Emergency Management Can Fit into Businesses While Taking the Burden off HR
    Guest Post By Kendall Herbert, Emergency Management SpecialistAccidents, Emergencies, and Natural Disasters happen every day, and their repercussions can affect everyone. Emergency managers are the experts who assist work centers and businesses to pr…
    - 10 Nov 17, 5:31pm -

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…
    - 3 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 →
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:15pm -
  • Clean vs. Cluttered

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

    - 51 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 4:59pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • newMust 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
    - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 18, 4:53pm -
  • #WorkHuman: Can Harassers, Like Shaun White, Be Forgiven in #Metoo Era?
    To learn, discuss and listen to question’s like this, you must join me at this year’s WorkHuman Conference.  Also, at the bottom of the post… Continue reading → #WorkHuman: Can Harassers, Like Shaun White, Be Forgiven in #Metoo Era?
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 3:58pm -
  • #WorkHuman Conference: 2 Words – BRENE’ BROWN!
    Hello Friends! Check out my latest VLOG on why you must attend the 2018 WorkHuman Conference this April.  One of the keynotes is a favorite… Continue reading → #WorkHuman Conference: 2 Words – BRENE’ BROWN!
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 10:01pm -
  • Register Here! Jobvite/FOT Hangout Series > Getting Ready for the Jan 2018 Hiring Rush
    Hey Gang!  Join me, Kris Dunn and Jobvite for another great installment of The Recruiter Nation Live Hangout Series! Our next hangout is at 1pm ET on December 14th (this… Continue reading → Register Here! Jobvite/FOT Hangout Series > Gettin…
    - 73 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 5:01pm -