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Jan 23

The Truly Absurd Power of a Bad Idea!

Have you ever been caught in a downward vortex of a truly crappy idea that at some point you wondered to yourself, “how the heck did we get here!?” I like to think I’m the kryptonite of bad ideas in my organization. It’s part of my personality of being a bit unfiltered in my thoughts […]

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Jan 17

HR Managers! Sometimes Executive Compensation is Above Your Pay Grade!

From the front lines of in the weeds HR Management in Detroit – HR Manager claims to have been fired for whistleblowing on some unfair executive compensation practices! From the front lines of real HR: A human resources manager at the publicly-funded Great Lakes Water Authority has filed a whistleblower arbitration case against the agency, […]

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Jan 16

SHRM-SCP or HRCI-SPHR? HR Pros – Which one should you get?

I’ve been HR blogging for ten years. You learn a few tricks about blogging after that amount of time. One is you find out what people actually want to read by the search words they use to find your blog and various blog posts. One of the most all-time most searched for terms that find […]

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Jan 15

What is this hire supposed to do?

I’m only talking to leaders today. We tend to fall into this rut. I have a position on my team. A person leaves. We need to fill that position. Before you fill your next position, as yourself this one question: How will this hire bring us closer to reaching our business objective?  In fact, you […]

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Jan 10

Why Do You Go To Work So Early?

Cooper: You know Dad you don’t have to go to work so early. Me: Yes I do, someone has to pay the bills, put food on the table, keep the lights on. Cooper: Yeah, I guess you’re right. Me: (internal voice) – he’s probably right. This was a conversation my youngest son and I had […]

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Jan 8

A 30-Minute Commute is All Most People Are Willing to Take!

We all kind of know this fact. Once you get more than 30 minutes away from your job, no matter how you actually come into work, it starts to feel like a chore. You begin to hate the commute. Doesn’t matter if you drive, take a train, walk, etc. 30 minutes, one-way, is our max! […]

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Dec 30

The Best of 2019: The 3 Rules About Kissing Your Boss!

I’m on a holiday break. Boys are home, we’re going on a trip. So, I’ve put together a Best of 2019 post list for you to enjoy. I’ll be back after the holidays with new stuff and some cool announcements for 2020! (This post was actually written in 2017, but for some reason got new […]

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Dec 27

The Best of 2019: The Reason You’re Being Ghosted After an Interview!

I’m on a holiday break. Boys are home, we’re going on a trip. So, I’ve put together a Best of 2019 post list for you to enjoy. I’ll be back after the holidays with new stuff and some cool announcements for 2020!  Dear Timmy, I recently applied for a position that I’m perfect for! A […]

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Dec 20

The One Thing that Correlates to High Employee Happiness in Your Office!

Oh, I bet its working for a great boss! Or, maybe it’s having a best friend at work! No, it must be dog-friendly! Puppies make me happy! I wonder if it’s money or free tacos or something like that!? No, you’re all wrong! In fact, the one thing that correlates to high employee happiness at […]

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Dec 18

This isn’t about “Fit”, it’s about your Bias is showing!

“We’re big on CULTURE and fit!” We’re looking for the “right” person, not just skills!” “We just kind of know if they’ll fit or not…” Of course, it’s not The Project if we don’t have some sports analogies that I tie back to some HR topic! That’s how this puppy was founded, probably won’t change. […]

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