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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 14

HR Blogging is about making HR Connections #UltiConnect

An HR friend of mine, Cheryl Nelson, and I are out at Ultimate Connections, Ultimate Software’s annual user conference. I twisted her arm to get her on video because she just started writing her own HR blog after reading hundreds of my posts! Cheryl’s new blog is called “Kolor Me HR” check it out. Cheryl […]

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Mar 7

Career Confessions from GenZ: Are you Pre-boarding Interns?

College orientation was one of the most uncomfortable and awkward experiences of my life. I would say that most other current college students would attest to this. I think it’s very unreasonable to expect a group of 18-year-olds to meet for the first time and become friends in a short time span while learning everything […]

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Feb 23

When Should You Let Employees Lead Themselves?

I like to compare sports coaches to business leaders. I know it’s different, but in so many ways there are great comparisons when it comes to execution, performance, and team dynamics. Coaches are known from time to time to get out the way and let players take over. Player only meetings, player-coaches, etc. What coaches […]

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Feb 21

Career Confessions from GenZ: What Attracts GenZ to Your Work Place?

Career Confessions from GenZ is a weekly series authored by Cameron Sackett, a Sophomore at the Univesity of Michigan majoring in Communications and Advertising. Make sure you connect with him on LinkedIn: I’m going to be frank: the prospect of working for the rest of my life is absolutely terrifying. I’ve been saying for years […]

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Feb 19

Are you willing to reduce your office cafeteria prices for female employees?

I read an article a few weeks back in Detroit about a local gym that is offering a reduced gym membership for females. Males pay full price, females pay 30% less because females make less than males. How does that sound? From the article: “Ever wonder why XY>XX? WE DO! The Gym values its male […]

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Feb 14

Career Confessions from GenZ: What Does GenZ Want From You at a Career Fair?

Career Confessions from GenZ is a weekly series authored by Cameron Sackett, a Sophomore at the Univesity of Michigan majoring in Communications and Advertising. Make sure you connect with him on LinkedIn: Honestly, there is nothing more terrifying to me than a career fair! It seems almost like speed dating, where you have to make […]

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Feb 9

The Future of Executive Performance Reviews are Here! Are you ready?

A small news story hit this past week and you might have missed it. It was about Facebook hiring a pollster to follow Mark Zuckerburg around to measure what people (all people) thought of him, not Facebook. Here’s a bit from The Verge: “It was a very unusual role,” McGinn says. “It was my job […]

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Feb 7

Career Confessions from GenZ: How Does GenZ Want You to Communicate With Them?

Career Confessions from GenZ is a weekly series authored by Cameron Sackett, a Sophomore at the Univesity of Michigan majoring in Communications and Advertising. Make sure you connect with him on LinkedIn: One of the things that my generation is most notorious for is our cell phone usage. According to The Washington Post, current teens […]

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