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Laurie Ruettimann

  • newLet’s Fix Work Episode 18 — Dirty F-Words with Shawn Madden
    Shawn Madden is made of fun. No, really. His company, Fun Corp, runs ‘friend building’ parties for small to medium sized teams and companies to help create real social connections and friendships that directly affect culture. Because his business…
    - 19 hours ago, 9 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • F@%k It Friday: Lakes or Oceans?
    Hey, everybody. Years ago, I did a series of blog posts called “F@%k It Friday.” We’d spend the day on Friday talking about stuff that has nothing to do with work or HR. So, it’s Friday afternoon. I worked hard, this week. Let’s have some f…
    - 3 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 8:39pm -
  • Let’s Fix Work: The Movement
    Hey, everybody. I’ve been absent from blogging because there aren’t enough mental hours in the day to write a book proposal, launch a podcast, focus on my wellbeing, read books, earn a little cash, and be present in my home life. Sometimes I need…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 2:02pm -
  • Let’s Fix Work Episode 17 — The Disconnected Workforce with Elisa Camahort Page
    Elisa Camahort Page co-founded BlogHer, later became the CCO at SheKnows Media after they acquired BlogHer, and is now a writer and consultant. Entrepreneur, speaker, conference leader, and blogger, Elisa has the type of bird’s-eye view of work the…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 1:00pm -

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

  • Soaring Into Automated Technology Upgrades with Oracle
    Soar is unique in that customers have a dedicated Oracle concierge service that ensures the best possible experience.  There is a mobile app that allows customers to continuously monitor the status of the cloud transition.  It also has something I…
    - 33 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 4:18am -
  • Is Your Health at Risk From Your Work Culture?
    It's imperative that you seek to understand what really drives your own behavior, as well as your teams' behaviors. Don't rely on what you think you already know.  ASK them what is causing their stress.  You may not be able to solve for everything,…
    - 69 days ago, 2 May 18, 3:12pm -
  • Take Control- Stop Feeling Burned Out At Work!
    Employees begin to care less as their burnout grows. You may see decrease in productivity or in the quality of the work product. This also hits the company's bottom line in a negative way. Read More ...
    - 26 Feb 18, 10:16am -
  • 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 ...
    - 14 Feb 18, 3:29pm -

HR Schoolhouse

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

Michael Vandervort

  • The #SHRM18 Podcast Extravaganza @DriveThruHR
    Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast (part two) Podcast sponsored by CUE Inc.  and ClearCompany On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team…
    - 25 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 9:31pm -
  • Questions and Answers in Difficult Times
    Questions and Answers in Difficult Times  I’ve been thinking about questions and answers a lot the last few days.  I’ll come back to that point in a bit. SHRM has C-suite level executives as keynote speakers at their National Conference and Exp…
    - 22 Mar 18, 7:49pm -
  • Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast
      Meeting the #SHRM18 Bloggers via #DTHR Podcast On February 16th, I had an idea.  In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group that SHRM created for the members of the social media team that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM Nat…
    - 20 Mar 18, 7:51pm -
  • Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017
    The life lessons of my HR career The post Life lessons from more than 30 years in HR circa 2017 appeared first on Michael VanDervort.
    - 31 Dec 17, 12:32pm -

EveryDay People

  • newAllow Grace
    Have you ever made a mistake at work? Have you ever talked poorly about someone else you work with, or that you know, without that person knowing about it? Have you ever disappointed someone else because you didn’t follow through on what you said y…
    - 1 day ago, 8 Jul 18, 11:18pm -
  • You Never Know
    I’m still recovering from SHRM18. There were so many memorable experiences that it’s hard to capture them all. I had the chance to see old friends, meet some folks who’ve I’ve only known through social media and also meet a ton of new people.…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 2:27am -
  • Step Out of Line !!
    I’ve just returned from SHRM18, and this was one of the best SHRM Annual Conferences I’ve attended. It was the largest and most attended in SHRM’s history, and yet it felt very accessible and easy to maneuver. The attendees were geeked whether…
    - 15 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 12:32am -
  • What Others See . . .
    How many times have you walked into as an HR pro, and you felt the room grow cold and silent? If the answer is once, that’s TOO many !! The old standby you hear from HR folks is that when you walk into a room and people audibly say, “Ssshhhh, her…
    - 29 days ago, 10 Jun 18, 10:18pm -

Women of HR

  • Expand Your World By Thinking Bigger – #SHRM18
    Each year the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo has a theme, some sort of idea that’s woven throughout the event, a guiding force for speakers and attendees as they navigate the show.  This year’s event, which wrap…
    - 12 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What will it take to get leaders to listen?
    Sexual harassment in the workplace has taken an unprecedented center stage in recent months, with waves of new high-profile cases coming to light.  With Time Magazine naming #MeToo as its person of the year, and FT honoring Susan Fowler as “Per…
    - 28 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • 5 Workplace Skills That Will Be Vital in The Future
    In the future, when information and knowledge become more readily assessable to everyone and robots begin to replace humans at work, only one question remains… what will the future of workplace look like? Many believe that robots represent the futu…
    - 35 days ago, 5 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • The Myth of Culture Fit: Practices that Perpetuate the Myth
    Hiring for and encouraging culture fit within our organizations is a concept that sounds ideal, in theory.  The problem is that the reality of culture fit is often misaligned with what it should, in fact, represent.  In a recent post I set the stag…
    - 42 days ago, 29 May 18, 11:00am -

TLNT

  • newIs Happiness the Secret to Engagement?
    Note: This article is part of an occasional series dedicated to exploring the contribution of human capital assets (people!) to the valuation of a business. Welcome to The New ROI: Return on Individuals. Previous articles in the series can be f…
    - 15 hours ago, 9 Jul 18, 5:02pm -
  • newEngagement Will Improve If Your Managers Are Genuinely Human
    Employees need genuine connections with coworkers and the organization to be engaged. Study after study will tell you it’s all about treating them like whole people, with all the respect and deference that implies. We all inherently understand what…
    - 18 hours ago, 9 Jul 18, 2:30pm -
  • 4 Ways a Financial Wellness Program Benefits You and Your Employees
    The Great Recession of 2008 was the single biggest financial catastrophe to hit the U.S. in the Post World-War II era. Though this may seem like old news, and the country may seem well on its way to recovery, millions...
    - 4 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 6:36pm -
  • Technology Can Help Streamline Your Referral Program
    The employee referral is the best source of hire for a number of reasons. Referrals cost less money and require less time to hire, especially, if you have properly trained your employees to assess candidates before referring them. Also, referrals...
    - 4 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 4:35pm -

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

  • How to Help Employees Push Their Career After Maternity Leave
    Today she’s taking new superpowers back to the office! Restored motivation. Refreshed life values. A desire to build a career and be more effective so she could go home earlier. A professional HR manager, you can use this new mom’s enthusiasm to…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 3:26pm -
  • HR Survey: How Can Physicians Avoid Burnout?
    A recent survey of physicians found that 2 in every 5 said they felt burned out while 3 in every 20 felt depressed. It’s no secret that the medical profession is not only highly demanding on the physician’s time and energy but also the array of h…
    - 6 days ago, 4 Jul 18, 3:13pm -
  • Why You Need to Treat Your Job Advert as a Piece of Content
    The Job advert is competing with other digital content that exists out there, to get the attention of content consumers. And taking into consideration the type of content that exists out there, which is the result of meticulous examination and data-…
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 11:15am -
  • Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace
    Behaving properly shouldn’t be that difficult. Sadly, for some, it is. So, how do you protect your company from being exposed to liability, embarrassment, and vilification? Taking action involves four basic steps: First, implement a workplace train…
    - 14 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 11:44am -

HR Ringleader

  • Soaring Into Automated Technology Upgrades with Oracle
    Soar is unique in that customers have a dedicated Oracle concierge service that ensures the best possible experience.  There is a mobile app that allows customers to continuously monitor the status of the cloud transition.  It also has something I…
    - 33 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 4:18am -
  • Is Your Health at Risk From Your Work Culture?
    It's imperative that you seek to understand what really drives your own behavior, as well as your teams' behaviors. Don't rely on what you think you already know.  ASK them what is causing their stress.  You may not be able to solve for everything,…
    - 69 days ago, 2 May 18, 3:12pm -
  • Take Control- Stop Feeling Burned Out At Work!
    Employees begin to care less as their burnout grows. You may see decrease in productivity or in the quality of the work product. This also hits the company's bottom line in a negative way. Read More ...
    - 26 Feb 18, 10:16am -
  • 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 ...
    - 14 Feb 18, 3:29pm -

HR Examiner

  • newThe Global Movement for Human Resources Standards
    "Imagine the potential for productivity improvement, comparison, and collaboration through the application of common terminology, metrics, and recommended processes." - Neil McCormick
    - 17 hours ago, 9 Jul 18, 3:24pm -
  • HRExaminer v9.27
    This week, John Sumser lays out an emerging model for a world-class standard benefits program, one increasingly personalized to the needs and interests of the individual. Read Part 1 Here and then finish up with Part 2. HRIntelligencer…
    - 4 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • Shepherd’s Result Triangle
    "Most people and companies are good at figuring out their goals. And many are pretty good at showing they care, well, at least about themselves. But knowing what you want and caring about it is exactly the right place to start." - Heather Bussing
    - 4 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 11:30am -
  • Failure is Still Underrated
    Success is the single greatest predictor of failure. Meanwhile, forward progress depends on experimentation which understandably has a large failure rate.
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 12:41pm -

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

  • 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…
    - 39 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 3:28pm -
  • The Importance of Employee Satisfaction for Nonprofits
    To put it simply, employee satisfaction is measure of how content, or satisfied, an employee is within their role and organization. Employee satisfaction is crucial for organizational success in all industries, and numerous studies have found positiv…
    - 85 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 6:07pm -
  • Things to Know Before NatCon 18
    NatCon 18 is just around the corner and the excitement is high around the DATIS office. This year marks the eighth NatCon conference for DATIS, and this year’s lineup is set to be one of the best yet. With that...
    - 99 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 3:40pm -

HR Gazette

  • How to Help Employees Push Their Career After Maternity Leave
    Today she’s taking new superpowers back to the office! Restored motivation. Refreshed life values. A desire to build a career and be more effective so she could go home earlier. A professional HR manager, you can use this new mom’s enthusiasm to…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 3:26pm -
  • HR Survey: How Can Physicians Avoid Burnout?
    A recent survey of physicians found that 2 in every 5 said they felt burned out while 3 in every 20 felt depressed. It’s no secret that the medical profession is not only highly demanding on the physician’s time and energy but also the array of h…
    - 6 days ago, 4 Jul 18, 3:13pm -
  • Why You Need to Treat Your Job Advert as a Piece of Content
    The Job advert is competing with other digital content that exists out there, to get the attention of content consumers. And taking into consideration the type of content that exists out there, which is the result of meticulous examination and data-…
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 11:15am -
  • Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace
    Behaving properly shouldn’t be that difficult. Sadly, for some, it is. So, how do you protect your company from being exposed to liability, embarrassment, and vilification? Taking action involves four basic steps: First, implement a workplace train…
    - 14 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 11:44am -

HR Tact

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

Workplace Diva

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

The HR Blog

The HR Capitalist

  • newAre HR Pros A Good Fit to Start an Amazon Partner Delivery Business?
    If there's one thing HR Pros know plenty about, it's recruiting, retention and everything it takes to keep a business afloat on the people side of the business. That mean in some aspects of life, HR pros are the perfect...
    - 20 hours ago, 9 Jul 18, 12:48pm -
  • CAPITALIST DEFINITIONS: "Renegade Demo"
    From a meeting with a client last week: Renegade Demo (ˈrenəˌɡād/ˈdemō) - The time when you walk by an office or your cube as a leader in your company and realized your growth has outpaced your ability to properly train...
    - 4 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 11:11am -
  • Do You Know Someone Who Leads By Management Book-of-the-Month Club?
    I was up over at Fistful of Talent earlier this week talking about the good faith practice of Management By Best-Selling Leadership Book. Do you have a friend that fits this profile? Have you staged an intervention? Head over to...
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 12:29pm -
  • 5 Reasons I'm Bullish On America...
    Seems like it's been a rough year in America. The economy is still going, but things have never felt more divisive - which obviously spills over into the workplace, thus the post on something you thought had nothing to do...
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 3:08pm -

Unbridled Talent

  • Leading with your Story with Mary Faulkner
    When it comes to changing hearts and minds in the workplace, nothing will bring people to your podium like a powerful personal story. Today, Jennifer talks with her good friend and old colleague Mary Faulkner, the author of the widely read blog Survi…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • Going Against The Flow with Claire Coder
    In today’s world, getting a degree isn’t the only way to making your entrepreneurial dream a reality. Jennifer talks with Claire Coder, a 21-year-old college dropout and founder/CEO of the wildly successful Aunt Flow. Her company provides high-…
    - 12 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Understanding your Greater Purpose with Kevin Monroe
    The search for one’s true purpose in life is one of the most daunting questions we humans face – but it doesn’t have to be. Jennifer chats with Kevin Monroe, a self-described servant leader who brings his lifelong study of purpose into his work…
    - 19 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Playing To Your Strengths with Mary Ellen Slayter
    Staying nimble and agile will take you a long way – in business and in life. Jennifer catches up with her friend Mary Ellen Slayter, pivot master and CEO of Reputation Capital Media Services, LLC, a B2B content marketing agency based out of Baton…
    - 26 days ago, 14 Jun 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

  • newTrue 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…
    - 2 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 (…
    - 19 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

  • newPhysical vs Electronic Employment Records: What’s the Better Choice?
    It’s easy enough to make paper employment records—you just have to write something down. An electronic record, on the other hand, can be a bit more complicated. They have some serious advantages, though. Ultimately, it’s time to make the switc…
    - 20 hours ago, 9 Jul 18, 11:51am -
  • newSwiss Sunday: Women’s Work
    A couple of weeks ago, my sister in law and her 2.5-year-old visited. As all 2.5-year-olds do when they are away from home, he came down with a high fever (40.3 Celsius, or 104.5 Fahrenheit). So, my kids’ pediatrician agreed to see him on short not…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Jul 18, 10:02am -
  • newIf You Want People to Collaborate, Get Rid of this Office Plan
    Employees hate open office plans, but at least they help employees collaborate and work together? It saves companies money and it increases teamwork, right? Well, wrong. Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, at Harvard Business School and Harvard Univ…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Jul 18, 10:30am -
  • Social Mores Have Changed; Biology Hasn’t
    Let’s talk about three sexual harassment cases. A female coach and physical education teacher sued the school district because another employee, also female, made crude remarks about her breasts, touched her without permission, and said, “I will…
    - 4 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 12:33pm -

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

  • Lessons from My Hair Scarf
    I’ve had the same hair scarf since the mid-90s. I bought it from a Black Beauty supply store on the southside (pronounced souf-saahd) of Richmond, VA during my first year of college. That scarf has been with me thru every major moment in my adult l…
    - 20 days ago, 20 Jun 18, 10:30am -
  • It’s Time to Get Serious About Pay Transparency and Equity
    More and more states are passing laws requiring pay equity between men and women. More and more states are passing laws protecting employees who share information about their pay and who file claim against their employer for inexplicable disparities.…
    - 27 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 10:30am -
  • Check Out My Recent Podcast Interviews!
    Since ending the 2018 #BlackBlogsMatter challenge, I’ve taken a brief break from blogging. I poured a lot of myself creatively and emotionally into the posts I wrote. I needed a moment to recharge. In the meanwhile, I’ve done 2 awesome interviews…
    - 40 days ago, 31 May 18, 11:00am -
  • #BlackBlogsMatter – Week 15 – Shifting the Minority Mindset
    I don’t like the word “minority”. People are not minorities. People are miracles. To be conceived, gestate and born alive and healthy is a miracle. To get up every day and go out into a world that was built for you to be oppressed and fail is a…
    - 74 days ago, 27 Apr 18, 10:30am -

Lifes Crazy Joke

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

The HR Bacon Hut

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

Make HR Happen

  • 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 11 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • Personal Branding May Not Be What You Think It Is
    People are making a career out of that personal branding bandwagon that may have seen better days. There are multiple examples of selling the idea and products associated with personal branding. We have massaged and smithed this buzzword of years ago…
    - 20 days ago, 20 Jun 18, 3:08pm -
  • Holes in Your Underwear (and Other Little Secrets)
    We’ve all done it. That last pair of underwear in the drawers drawer is not something you would be proud to have others see you wearing. Your mother always told you not to leave home without pristine underwear in case of an accident. If there is no…
    - 26 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 8:52pm -

No Excuses HR

  • newThe HR Clique
    Whoa! Wait just a second...a clique for HR? Impossible...we love everybody, you know...the employees, people...and stuff. Right?The Gig is UpI may be venturing onto thin ice here, but it seems to me something has changed in the HR space as the world…
    - 19 hours ago, 9 Jul 18, 12:49pm -
  • Absolutely Positive!
    I write a lot about leaders striving to be better (including me!) Often those messages are embedded in real life examples of leadership failures (including me again!).But here's the thing...so much of what happens around us...to us...and for us...is…
    - 12 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 4:53pm -
  • Rocking Chair Leadership
    "I'm on it!""We're moving fast on this one!""The team is all over it!""Everyone is so busy working on this!"I.Don't.Believe.You.Activity Does Not Equal ProgressHow many leaders have you heard describing how 'busy' they are; or, their teams are? How m…
    - 19 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 6:55pm -
  • Rockstars Want to Work for Rockstars, So Build Your Personal Brand
    Recently I had an opportunity to be a guest on Jeff Hyman's terrific podcast - Strong Suit! Jeff and I roared through the show so quickly I couldn't believe it ended so fast.Here's the kickoff to the show...click the link below and give it a listen!…
    - 33 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 6:14pm -

HR Remix

  • Supporting Black History Month

    - 22 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Why I Meet Once A Week With My Team
    That’s right. Once a week I meet with every single person on my team. Sometimes our meetings are 15 minutes, other times a half hour. I even ask them to complete a weekly form before our meeting. I adapted it from Cy Wakeman’s Reality Based Leade…
    - 6 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • Ten Simple Ways To Be A Great Manager
    Ten quick tips on how to be the great manager your employees want: 1. Ask their opinion But only do this if you actually care. And do not shut down their ideas with laughter or bad body language. You may say “great idea” but your body language or…
    - 1 Feb 18, 12:30pm -
  • It’s About The Heart – Why You Should Never Counter Offer
    We spend a lot of time talking about retaining our best people. Too many times though, we wait until our star gives us their resignation notice and then we try the worst tactic possible – the counter offer.  Some managers scurry about trying to fi…
    - 23 Jan 18, 12:15pm -

The HR Field Guide

  • "The Who Behind Your Why"
    I'm excited to share that I have a new article up over at TalentCulture titled, "The Value of Value Propositions." For a sneak peek of my latest, read on:Industry, products and services, customer base – these are all things that differ in terms a…
    - 17 Nov 17, 3:06pm -
  • "The Magic Eight Ball of Recruiting"
    In what is the first of two articles I have going up this week, my new piece on the idea of predicting the talent fit pre-hire, titled "The Future of Hiring is Quality of Hire," is now live at ERE. For a sneak peek, read on:The function responsible f…
    - 14 Nov 17, 1:38pm -
  • "Season of Change"
    It's been a bit crazy this past year, as anyone that bothers to read posts around these parts probably surmised. Over the course of these last 15 months, I presented at the CUPA-HR National Conference (2016), got a new boss, saw my role grow and expa…
    - 13 Nov 17, 5:27pm -
  • "Everything You've Ever Wanted. . ."

    - 9 Nov 17, 12:51pm -

HR Nasty

  • 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:…
    - 11 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…
    - 19 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 5:18am -
  • Job Reference follow up
    A beautiful gesture!Job reference follow upYou would be surprised how many candidates unintentionally burn bridges with their references after the job was landed. Don’t think it was you? If we are not reaching out with updates to these importan…
    - 26 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 3:51am -
  • Control what your job references say about you
    Direct what is said in your references checksControlling the reference checks conversationFor most of us, the reference checks stage of a job search either scare us shitless or we don’t realize how important this step is. Depending on our pers…
    - 33 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 2:24am -

HR Gal Friday

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

RU HRelevant

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

Christopher in HR

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

China Gorman Blog

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

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

Steve Boese HR Technology

  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 328 - SHRM Annual Recap with My Daughter
    HR Happy Hour 328- SHRM Annual Recap with My DaughterSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comHosts: Trish McFarlaneGuest: Carleigh McFarlane, Trish's daughterListen to the show HEREThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, host Trish McFarla…
    - 4 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 12:30pm -
  • Fourth of July Rewind: The Best Introduction Ever
    NOTE: Reprising a post from July 6, 2016 - enjoy before you fire up the grill!This is the best speaker/performer/sportsman introduction that you will hear all year - maybe ever.It comes to us courtesy of the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest held on…
    - 6 days ago, 4 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 327 - Business and HR Transformation at General Motors
    HR Happy Hour 327 - Business and HR Transformation at General MotorsSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Michael Arena, Chief Talent Officer, General MotorsListen HEREThis week on the HR Ha…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • This week on the #HRHappyHour Podcast Network
    This was a big week on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network and with the HR Happy Hour on Alexa, so in case you missed anything or wanted to catch up on your favorite HR podcasts this weekend, here is a quick rundown of this past week across the HHH Net…
    - 10 days ago, 30 Jun 18, 12:12pm -

Women of HR

  • Expand Your World By Thinking Bigger – #SHRM18
    Each year the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo has a theme, some sort of idea that’s woven throughout the event, a guiding force for speakers and attendees as they navigate the show.  This year’s event, which wrap…
    - 12 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What will it take to get leaders to listen?
    Sexual harassment in the workplace has taken an unprecedented center stage in recent months, with waves of new high-profile cases coming to light.  With Time Magazine naming #MeToo as its person of the year, and FT honoring Susan Fowler as “Per…
    - 28 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • 5 Workplace Skills That Will Be Vital in The Future
    In the future, when information and knowledge become more readily assessable to everyone and robots begin to replace humans at work, only one question remains… what will the future of workplace look like? Many believe that robots represent the futu…
    - 35 days ago, 5 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • The Myth of Culture Fit: Practices that Perpetuate the Myth
    Hiring for and encouraging culture fit within our organizations is a concept that sounds ideal, in theory.  The problem is that the reality of culture fit is often misaligned with what it should, in fact, represent.  In a recent post I set the stag…
    - 42 days ago, 29 May 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

  • new#WorkTrends: What We Can Learn About HR From New Paychex Research
    It’s no secret that the role of HR and HR technology is changing rapidly. If you want your organization to […]The post #WorkTrends: What We Can Learn About HR From New Paychex Research appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 17 hours ago, 9 Jul 18, 2:58pm -
  • What Every Leader Needs to Know About Retaining Millennials
    By 2025, millennials will make up 75 percent of the global workforce. While it’s tough to assign broad characteristics to […]The post What Every Leader Needs to Know About Retaining Millennials appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 4 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Innovation and Technology: The Irreplaceable Human Factor
    Innovation is more than just a buzzword today — it’s everything. If organizations aren’t considered innovative, they’re deemed also-rans. The […]The post Innovation and Technology: The Irreplaceable Human Factor appeared first on TalentCul…
    - 7 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • What Soft Skills Do Employers Want?
    Most jobs have specific requirements. But beyond technical skills, employees also need more general soft skills to get the job […]The post What Soft Skills Do Employers Want? appeared first on TalentCulture.
    - 12 days ago, 28 Jun 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

  • newSixty Savage Seconds – Your database is a candidate graveyard
    Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ‘Your database is a candidate graveyar…
    - 11 hours ago, 9 Jul 18, 9:04pm -
  • Can YOU help The Savage Truth?
    Have you ever got some value from The Savage Truth? One of my blogs maybe (I have written over 300!)? Sixty Savage Seconds perhaps? My YouTube videos perchance? Then I am delighted! But they take a lot of work as you can imagine. And it’s taken 40…
    - 7 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 9:14pm -
  • ‘Savage Sell’ Masterclass. Now on video!
    Presenting the full Savage SELL Masterclass in 7 easy to absorb videos In March 2018, Greg and Chris Savage travelled around Australia and New Zealand presenting the acclaimed Savage SELL Masterclass. Now by popular demand, the RCSA is pleased to pr…
    - 14 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 9:00pm -
  • Sixty Savage Seconds – You are a leader huh? Can you do this?
    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 ‘You are a leader huh? Can you do this…
    - 27 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 9:57pm -

Something Different HR

PEOCompare

HR to WHO

Change-Effect

  • newResilience and mental wellbeing
    I’m fascinated by the topic of resilience and the interplay with mental wellbeing. Both have been at the centre of a much discussion in the world of work over the last few years and whilst I’m by no means an expert on the specific topics, I wonde…
    - 1 day ago, 9 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • 7 tips for better HR practice
    Express a view – don’t fall into the trap of, “it’s my position to advise, you make the choice”. Not only does this annoy managers, it also disempowers you and makes you inessential. Why bother asking you if that’s all you do? Don’t be…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • The myth of the external candidate
    I’m always slightly nervous when it comes to comparing internal and external candidates. In many ways it is like moving house. On one hand you have you have the wonderful description of a potential property and beautifully taken photos and on the o…
    - 15 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Lead change with care
    I’ve written before about toxic cultures, but I was struck by the story that I read over the weekend about the legal case being brought against former executives of France Telecom. I’m no expert on the case in hand, but the story sets out a cultu…
    - 22 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 7:00am -

PeopleTactics

  • 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 –…
    - 18 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…
    - 32 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 6:51pm -
  • HR & Business Metrics: What Are You Tracking?
    As the value of having real-time data at your fingertips becomes increasingly important, the use of people analytics has evolved from mere project-based initiatives to a more proactive integrated strategy that drives work forward. Instead of operatin…
    - 59 days ago, 11 May 18, 9:27pm -
  • How Up-To-Date is Your Employment Application?
    The employment application is a standard document for any recruiting process. Having applicants complete the employment application at the onset of the recruitment phase is important. Equally important is making sure it is up-to-date on the ever-chan…
    - 73 days ago, 28 Apr 18, 2:00am -

HR Culture Club

  • Resume Quick Tips

    - 89 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 11:08am -
  • Kick Ass Cover Letter that Gets an Interview
    Companies with awesome culture often hire for a cultural fit first and foremost, so throw out what you learned about snoozy cover letters to land an interview by writing a kick ass cover letter.  One thing most companies that care about culture has…
    - 89 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 11:04am -

101 Half Connected Things

  • newWhy I strongly dislike PowerPoint.
    (I hate it, but if I wrote hate in the title someone would contact me and say ‘hate is such a strong word, do you really hate it? In these days of conflict isn’t there enough hate in the world?’ – and I’d hate having to type a polite respon…
    - 2 hours ago, 10 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • newFirst 100 days
    Someone pointed out to me that I’ve had my first 100 days in my new role. Since that number is a purely arbitrary number I thought I’d jot down some working out loud style piffle about stuff I’ve done or should be learning from. I was slightly…
    - 1 day ago, 9 Jul 18, 6:03am -
  • Christmas lights and credit
    I worked for an organisation a long time ago that paid the last few thousand pounds needed to meet a city’s fundraising target for lights. We weren’t the biggest donor by a long way but the local press gave us the headline of ‘X steps in to sav…
    - 13 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 7:26am -
  • One about pedestals
    This will probably be my only World Cup blog. I’ve avoided using a football term in the title to hopefully avoid the accusations of clickbait. My last blog was on what behaviour we excuse due to being far too generous to people with charisma. This…
    - 14 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 10:21am -

Texas Strategic HR

Take It Personel-ly

  • How to Enjoy the Summer Weather (Even if You’re Cooped in an Office)
    It’s now July, which means that summer is in full swing (in the Northern Hemisphere at least). The place where I live is currently in a heat wave, which is driving many people crazy. Personally, I love the hot summer days much more than the cold da…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 2:30pm -
  • Why does leading remotely feel different? by @KevinEikenberry and @WTurmel
    Excited to be hosting a guest post from Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel on my blog. They have co-authored a great new book together called The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership. The authors’ “Three-O” Model refocuse…
    - 13 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • 7 Ways to Increase Productivity
    Productivity is important to all working professionals, since high levels of productivity means a lot of work is getting done. One of the difficult things to do is to increase productivity levels, as we all have tendencies to plateau. Despite these t…
    - 19 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 2:30pm -

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…
    - 7 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 26 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

  • #SHRM18 Wrap Up – More Focus on HR Departments of One
    I am back from a week-long trip where my time was split between the annual SHRM conference in Chicago and a few days at Cedar Point in OH with the family. Both allowed me to spend time with family, do things that I love to do and seek a few thrills a…
    - 15 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • How to Make Your Small Business ADA Compliant
    It’s time for another not so sexy HR topic- how to make your small business ADA compliant. Let’s be honest, most of the federal laws don’t really pertain to the smallest of businesses but this one does. I know I dealt with many times in HR and…
    - 22 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • How Personality Profiles Increase the Effectiveness of Leadership Development Programs
    In May I talked about one reason many leadership development programs fail – lack of individuality. Programs that assume leadership development is one size fits all and do not individualize may be less effective than those that provide different tr…
    - 26 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • #SHRM18 Exhibitor Spotlight: The Movember Foundation
    One of the things I love about being the co-founder of DISRUPTHR Los Angeles and putting together events is meeting amazing HR and business leaders who are doing really great work. One such meeting happened just after Memorial Day when a speaker from…
    - 29 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 1:00pm -

Don't Forget to Remember

  • HR Technology in the Post SHRM18 Era
     The Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference has concluded. HR Professionals are in equal parts exhausted and inspired as they digest knowledge and seek to share it in their native space.Having attended 8 SHRM Annual Conferences in t…
    - 13 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 1:51pm -
  • Building The Foundation
    What Keeps You Up at Night?This question was once posed to corporate executives in an effort to understand their critical business concerns.It's also a very human question.Do you wake up at 3am to stare at the ceiling, your head pounding with concern…
    - 14 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 2:01pm -
  • This is 40.... 5
    Friends -The Mrs and I celebrated my 45th year on earth at Atelier Crenn a few days back... and it was glorious!I guess I'm half way through this wonderful Merry-Go-Round called life so I'd be foolish not to share a few things I've learned to this po…
    - 69 days ago, 1 May 18, 11:48pm -
  • Exhibitor Excellence Defined
    The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference will be the 10thstraight that I’ve had the pleasure of attending. Perhaps more intriguing is the fact that I’ve participated in this conference as an Exhibitor and an Attendee alike. I know the pure joy of workin…
    - 78 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 7:35pm -

What Goes Around

  • What Really Matters?
    A Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of Board Meeting Preparation. Taking a train into London during the rush hour, I overheard a conversation about today’s board meeting at Megacorp, and more specifically, what kind of sandwiches each board director re…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 7:42am -
  • Book Pixies : Inspired By Art
    Buy a book. Read a book. Pass the book on. The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for any one but inspire them? (Bob Dylan) I was contacted a few days ago by Sam. Sam works in the library of a local schoo…
    - 12 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 6:23am -
  • Father’s Day
    Earlier this week I was going through some old papers, searching for news cuttings which Dad had kept that connected us as a family, to the local area. Leafing through the stack of documents, I found much more than I was originally looking for. I unc…
    - 23 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 9:16am -

The Social HR Connection

What is Paul Thinking?

  • Updates over on the new site…

    - 4 Dec 17, 2:05pm -
  • Jobvite and Fistful of Talent Hangout!
    Our first hangout is at 1pm ET on Tuesday, November 14th Google for Jobs/ROI of Recruitment Marketing Spend! What You Need to Know to Look Smart!! This past fall I participated in a great series of events for Jobvite called the Recruiter Nation Live…
    - 10 Nov 17, 3:39pm -
  • Why All the Individual Suggestions for Engagement Are WRONG
    If you’re getting this update you haven’t switched your subscription to the new site. I just checked my feeds and deleted anyone on this feed who was also on the list for the new feed. So only those who haven’t switched are getting this update.…
    - 3 Nov 17, 2:06pm -
  • Change Is Good!
    I need 3 minutes of your time. 3 minutes to make my life easier. And you know it is ALL about me. But really, this will make YOUR life easier (and so much better.) If you’re getting this update via email you are subscribed to the “old” site. I…
    - 1 Nov 17, 12:29pm -

HR Warrior

  • HR Assessment Risk Summary
    In summarizing the potential for risk in the human resources and personnel practices of organizations visited over the past few years, the highest risk of audits, investigations, grievances and the resulting potential for penalties, fines and legal…
    - 11 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 91 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 2:03am -
  • 121517 WMAY Local First Spotlight Rogers HR Consulting

    - 10 Mar 18, 10:01pm -

Rollercoaster HR

  • 29 pieces
    Twenty-nine. That is the number of pieces of mail I received from vendors in the lead up to the opening of #SHRM18 in Chicago tomorrow. As someone who has been blessed to attend multiple of these annual extravaganzas of everything … Continue readin…
    - 23 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 9:50pm -
  • Screaming at my technology
    This week I have been fighting a regular battle with my HRIS. For those not in the know, HRIS stands for Human Resource Information System. If an uninterested observer were watching this battle unfold, I believe they would unequivocally state … Con…
    - 19 Feb 18, 11:05pm -
  • The lessons from first jobs
    All of us had a first job at some point. The question I ask now that some of our careers have gone 10, 20, even 30 years on; what lessons from our first jobs are we carrying with us today? … Continue reading →
    - 16 Jan 18, 1:15pm -
  • Clean vs. Cluttered

    - 9 Jan 18, 12:38pm -

HROS Case Studies

Dawn H. Burke Blog

  • HR On The Run >Starbucks Diversity Training & De-escalating Anger
    Now that I work from home, there are times I have to get out of the house. You guessed it, I do the rest of… Continue reading → HR On The Run >Starbucks Diversity Training & De-escalating Anger
    - 27 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 1:30pm -
  • @Dawnhburke #SHRM18 Spotify Playlist
    OK – I bit. Someone challenged me to create a #SHRM18 conference playlist.  Since I love music, and listen to lots of it – I… Continue reading → @Dawnhburke #SHRM18 Spotify Playlist
    - 28 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 7:38pm -
  • Corporate Diversity Leaders: Less Focus On Demographics, More On Belonging
    “There are champions of “diversity” and there are champions of a “demographic”. We need to be more concerned when something happens to one of us;… Continue reading → Corporate Diversity Leaders: Less Focus On Demographics, More On Belon…
    - 32 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 1:30pm -
  • #SHRM18 > 4 Speakers #HR Can’t Miss If You Want To Re-Skill
    Hello Friends! I am going to be covering the SHRM National Conference this month in Chicago, IL (yes, one of my fav states).  Since I… Continue reading → #SHRM18 > 4 Speakers #HR Can’t Miss If You Want To Re-Skill
    - 33 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 8:46pm -