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Apr 20

What Does Being a “Partner” Mean in Business?

I work in a world where most of the time I’m working for free. I run a staffing firm. By its nature, staffing is working for free until someone thinks you have something valuable enough to pay for (a great candidate). The trick to being really good at staffing is to try and work for […]

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Apr 9

Are you “True” to your game?

There is a phrase that is often used in a number of contexts, the phrase is: “Stay true to the game”  I’ve always almost seen it used when talking about sports, and almost always in basketball. But I’ve seen it used across pop culture for decades. “The game” is that thing you do. Maybe it’s […]

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Apr 2

5 Traits that Make Great HR Partners Great!

I use to think the title ‘HR Partner’ was played out and it probably was for a time.  There was a point a few years ago when every HR Pro had to change their title from HR Manager, HR Director, etc., to HR Partner.  It always made me feel like we were all apart of […]

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Mar 30

The Latest Dating Trend has Always been a Leadership Trend!

Have you heard of the dating concept called, “Stashing”? Here’s the Urban Dictionary definition of stashing (editor’s note: you know you’re about to read a great HR post when it starts with a definition from Urban Dictionary!): “Stashing is when you’re in a relationship with someone and you refuse to introduce them to your friends […]

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Mar 16

3 Ways Employers Should Be Encouraging March Madness!

For those that know me, I’m a huge basketball fan.  Pro, college, AAU, high school, hell, if you really dig into my past you would probably find me hanging out at some playground breaking down the defense effort of a pickup game between grade school kids.  So, when March Madness time comes around each year […]

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Mar 15

Are HR Conferences Responsible for Ensuring You Connect? #UltiConnect

So, this week I’m out at Ultimate Software’s annual customer conference called Ultimate Connections. They do a great job with their conference, and like their software, they’re willing to change quickly and try stuff. A couple of things happened while I was here and it got me thinking about what the true value of any […]

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Mar 5

The One Word Recruiters Use to Describe Themselves That’s a Lie!

Did you catch the article on LinkedIn by Lydia Abbot, The Top 10 Words Recruiters Use to Describe Themselves? If not, go check it out. Lydia is a content marketer for LinkedIn and she puts out some good stuff based on inside data LI data. In this piece, she basically gave us the Top 10 […]

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Feb 16

Lifesaving Advice I Gave My Son When Someone Starts Shooting At His School

Last night I had to sit my 14-year-old son down and have “the ‘talk”. It was uncomfortable, it should be, having “the talk” is never easy for parents and their kids. Unfortunately, this wasn’t “the talk” I thought I would be having with him. This talk was about what he needed to do to stay […]

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Feb 12

Do you know what you really want in your career?

About ten years ago I came home one day and said to my wife, “I can’t do this anymore”. It doesn’t matter what I was doing, I just couldn’t do that anymore. I knew it. Something had to change. Steve Jobs is famously quoted as saying, “people don’t know what they want until you show them”, […]

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Feb 8

Life is Better With Rivals!

I like it all! The winning, the competition, the energy, and yes, even the losing. Without losing you stop caring about trying to win. Not everyone thinks this way. In fact, many don’t think this way. There is a belief in the world we don’t need rivals. We should all get along and “rival” is […]

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