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Mar 29

In Human vs. Machine – You need some Machines on your team!

The Spring SourceCon Conference recently took place in San Diego. If you don’t know what SourceCon is, it’s basically the one place in the world sourcing pros get together to share the secret sauce! I’ve never been invited, but I hear it’s really awesome. (The “I’ve never been invited” is somewhat of an inside joke […]

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Mar 27

Body Language Matters in Recruiting Great Talent

So, possibly the greatest basketball coach of all time is University of Connecticut’s Women’s Basketball coach, Geno Auriemma.  He currently has a 109 game winning streak in NCAA Division I basketball. Many of his current players have never lost a collegiate game! You have no idea how unreal that streak is. It’s not like he […]

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Mar 22

Who Knew the World’s Best HR Technology Talks Happened in Cleveland!?

That’s right kids! I’m coming to Believeland! Wednesday, April 12th, from 4-6pm, I’ll be speaking at Cleveland SHRM’s – HR Technology SIG. This will be a great night of learning and fun. It’s awesome that the HR and TA community leaders in Cleveland are putting this on, I can’t tell you how forward thinking that […]

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Mar 15

3 Ways to Get Rid of an Overpaid, Underperforming Employee

One of the biggest issues we face as HR Pros is trying to get rid of our overpriced employees.  Let’s be real, we made our own bed with this issue!  We were the ones going to our ‘comp’ guy, going “No, we have to go over the range, this talent is worth it!”  Now you’re living […]

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Mar 9

Working from Home is One Big Lie!

Right now every single one of your employees is saying they would prefer to work from home! You’re doing everything you can to add work-at-home options to as many roles as possible, because this is the single hottest trend in workplaces, and it’s the only way you can attract talent to your organization. By the […]

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Mar 1

Why do you still give out performance ratings?

Let me give you a quick breakdown of how 100% of your employees feel about the performance rating they will receive this year: Performance Rating on a 1 (you suck and should be shot) to 5 (we couldn’t live without you):  Rating of 5 –  The message you were trying to send: “We value your […]

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Feb 27

Would You Hire Magic Johnson?

(this is Magic and I at a recent MSU basketball game) You might not have paid attention to this because you’re not a sports geek, more specifically an NBA sports geek, but the Los Angeles Lakers just hired their most famous player ever, Magic Johnson, to be their President of Basketball Operations. If you know anything […]

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Feb 10

Maybe You Should Just Do The Job You Were Hired For

It seems like frustration is at an all-time high. On a daily basis people are coming unglued over things they have no control over, and never will. We are told to be more empathetic. We are told our employees need us to be “X”. You fill in the “X” because it changes pretty much article […]

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Feb 8

Compromise Kills Innovation

The most innovative leaders of our time were mostly assholes. Why? They refused to budge on their idea. Everything in their body told them what needed to be done to make their idea happen, and they refused to compromise on even the smallest details. This is how greatness happens. True change only happens when someone […]

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Feb 6

The Super Bowl Should be on Saturday: An Employer’s Plea

So, it’s the Monday after Super Bowl and 15% of your employees didn’t show up. As HR professionals we are not shocked by this, it happens every year after the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl has become an unofficial national holiday. You don’t even have to like the teams playing to want to go to […]

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