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Oct 12

You Don’t Have to Solve Problems in HR to be Succcessful

I keep hearing everywhere that all organizations want from employees is people who are problem solvers! Executives when asked what they are looking for in future and current employees will wax poetically about we just need ‘good’ people (which is really slang for more people who look and act like ‘us’) who can ‘solve problems’. […]

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Jul 15

It’s Always Someone’s First Time

Sometimes I forget that many other HR and Talent pros aren’t as geeky about the profession as I am.  I like to break down the profession of HR on the following scale: 1. The 1%ers.  These are the people who really get HR and Talent. They are the ones who actually decide what the future of […]

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Jun 26

Live From #SHRM15 – Everyone Wants Priority Status

Next week I’ll be speaking at SHRM’s Annual National Conference in Las Vegas with my good friend Kris Dunn.  Come check us out!  Our session is titled: We’re Bringing Techy Back!  It’s on Monday, June 29th at 2pm in rooms N228-N230. In this session we’ll discuss everything you need to know, as an HR and […]

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Jun 22

What Not To Eat: Work Edition

We are constantly bombarded in the media about what we should be eating and what we shouldn’t be eating. Just last week the FDA came out with it’s new ban on Transfats starting in 2018.  While this is a good thing for the health of our society, it’s just one example of how we are […]

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May 27

The 5 New Rules of Work

I’m usually a big fan of Fast Company articles, but one recently seemed like the biggest contrived piece of new-aged garbage, I just had to share! The article has a great premise: These Are The New Rules of Work.  You know, one of those articles that will show us all how we use to do […]

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Apr 24

HR’s Work Uniform

I got put on to an article recently about a female Art Director who decided to where the exact same outfit to work everyday.  She’s been doing it for the last three years: “I have no clue how the idea of a work uniform came to me, but soon, the solution to my woes came […]

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Apr 17

What is ‘Meaningful Work’, really?

I had a couple of communications recently that lit a fire under my ass over the concept of ‘meaningful work’.  You see, there is this widely held belief by a great number of HR pros that to have true employee engagement your employees must feel like they have meaningful work. I don’t necessarily disagree with […]

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Apr 13

Recruitment Non-Poaching Agreements and Bad HR

Workforce had an interesting article – When the War on Talent Ends with a Peace Treaty – regarding some national non-profit teaching institutions who regularly found themselves competing against each other for teacher talent. Being “non-profit” these organizations felt that it was their “mission” to find a better way to recruit teachers. A better way, meaning […]

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Mar 2

There is No Kill Switch On Awesome!

Happy Monday Friends! Let’s make this week completely Awesome! Spring is upon us! (well, some of us) There is no better time to be alive! Well, I hear the sixties were pretty great, and the fifties, possibly the twenties…anywho… Remember –   What awesome stuff are you going to do this week?  

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Feb 27

Labor Unions are Dinosaurs

You already know I’m not a fan of labor unions.  I just don’t see the point to them in today’s society.  They were needed once in our history. They are no longer needed. Employers, for the most part, in today’s information is everywhere world, can’t afford to treat employees bad.  It doesn’t mean that we […]

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