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Jun 21

The Key Trait of Every Great Employee #SHRM17

For twenty years I’ve been hiring and firing people.  I’ve been lucky enough to have some really great performers, a bunch of good performers and also a few really crappy performers.  It seems like every time I turn, someone has an answer for me on how to hire better.  For years I have given the […]

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Jun 14

The Perfect Change Model for HR #VueDD17

I’m out in Park City, UT this week at Hirevue’s Digital Disruption conference. The conference is designed for TA pros and leaders looking to ‘disrupt’ their current TA shop and the agenda is packed with great content and speakers. Rusty Rueff kicked off the conference with a great keynote on disruption and change. (Side editor’s […]

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Jun 7

Do you really want to get better?

I’ve been writing about HR, Talent, and Leadership every day going on seven years. If you go around telling people you know something about something, guess what? They’re going to ask you to tell them about something, specifically as it relates to their circumstance.  So, I get asked my advice quite a bit about talent […]

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Jun 2

Maybe we got this Culture Fit thing all Wrong! #WorkHuman

So, I’m sitting on a plane flying back from the WorkHuman conference and I’m going through my notes. Here’s one of the things I wrote down: “Instead of culture fit, what if we focused on culture contribution…”  I don’t even remember who said it that sparked me to write it down, but I loved it. […]

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Jun 1

How Will You Kill Your Company? #WorkHuman

At the WorkHuman conference, Adam Grant, author of “Originals: How Non-Conformists Rule the World” gave an informing and entertaining keynote, but one question he asked really stood out for me over everything else. It was the concept of asking the leaders in your company this one question: “How will you kill this company?” Actually, go […]

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May 18

Hyperlocal Hiring

The BLS reports that 80% of hourly workers live within 5 miles of where they work. Snagajob’s 2017 State of the Hourly Workforce survey found that 70% of our hourly workers refuse to commute more than 30 minutes to work. When you take a look at your own total workforce, my guess is you’ll find […]

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May 12

People Who Are Always Late Are the Real Terrorists

I have a confession to make. I’m anally retentive on time. I’m so on time, that if I’m ‘on time’ I think I’m late. For me, being on time means I’m ten minutes early to whatever it is I’m scheduled to do. If I know I might be late, I get anxiety. My close friends, […]

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May 5

The One Thing That Will Have The Most Positive Impact to your HR Career #TSLive17

I just got back from attending the Halogen TalentSpace Live 2017 conference. Halogen is the industry leader in Performance Management. Great product, great tools for your hiring managers and organization. On the first day of the conference, it was announced they would be acquired by Saba. Saba is the industry leader in Learning, so it […]

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May 1

Everything I Know About Recruiting I Learned from my 70 year old Mother!

So, most of you know I’m the President of HRU Technical Resources. Most of you don’t know my Mom is the CEO! She makes sure to point that out to me about once per month! Today is her 70th birthday. While it’s been a while since she’s been on the phone filling requisitions, to this […]

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Apr 28

I Can’t Make You Recruit!

My mind is still racing after coming back from SHRM Talent this week! So many great conversations I had with TA leaders and pros. I actually think the level of conversation at functional specific conferences is higher because everyone is feeling the same pain! It’s not to say a conference like SHRM National can’t be […]

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