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Feb 16

Moneyball Rules: Offering More Experienced Workers Less Money!

For years I’ve been trying to get people to understand this Moneyball concept as it relates to hiring, but few really listen. I know you saw the movie, Moneyball, where a major league baseball general manager finds success by signing and drafting ‘undervalued’ players. The players are undervalued for a number of reasons, it doesn’t […]

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Feb 15

America First: The White Collar Workers Who Got Outsourced

Your liberal friends want you to believe everyone who voted for Trump are racist, low paid, middle-aged white dudes from the Midwest. It’s nice and clean when you put it into that box. It fits the narrative they are selling really well.  They don’t want you to know about the black female in California who […]

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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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Jan 27

Would You Facebook Live Your Interview?

A few weeks ago, after an NFL playoff game, a wide receiver from the Pittsburg Steelers, Antonio Brown, Facebook Lived his coaches post-game talk to the team. That kind of talk is almost always a private conversation between the coach and the players. Beyond the concept of betrayal between player and coach, this entire thing […]

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Jan 16

Why do we still hate hiring older workers?

Over two years ago I wrote a post for Halogen’s Talent Space blog titled: The Gray Wave: Why Companies Refuse to Hire Older Workers. It was very popular when it launched and it still gets great traffic because apparently there are a ton of older people Googling things like “why won’t companies hire older people?” […]

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Dec 28

What is your most valuable hiring source?

I’m taking a break from my normal writing during the holidays to share some of my most read posts of 2016. Enjoy.  I find every year, I’ve been blogging now for 8 years, that my most read and shared posts are usually based on a fairly basic problem we all face, and quite simply just […]

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Dec 15

How to Rehab Your Career in One Step

I know a lot of people who have had to go through the process of rehabbing their career. You make a bad move for money, or you get fired for some reason that will look bad but doesn’t necessarily mean you’re bad, or you out of work for longer than you wanted to be and […]

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Dec 7

Which HR Certification Should I Get? HRCI or SHRM?

I’m being put in the middle of two friends. On one side I have HRCI. I’ve known HRCI ever since I got certified in my SPHR in 2001. I trust them, they were my first professional designation. They made me feel special. On the other side, I have SHRM. I’ve known SHRM a bit longer. […]

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Dec 5

The One Conference HR Pros Need to Go to in 2017 #WorkHuman

So, I’ve been on the record that my favorite conference to attend is the HR Technology Conference. It’s my favorite because I geek out on HR and TA Tech and I’ll send three days on the expo floor demoing every product under the sun. That’s me. That’s not most HR pros. I’ve actually had HR […]

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Dec 2

Pretty People Make the Best Employees

What do you think of, in regards to smarts, when I say: “Sexy Blond model type”? What about: “Strong Athletic Jock?” What about: “Scrawny nerdy band geek?” My guess is most people would answer: Dumb, Dumb, Smart – or something to that context. In HR we call this profiling and make no mistake, profiling is […]

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