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Armadillos and Fauci

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In your wildest dreams could you imagine a cloth mask being the focal point of a cultural civil war? This is the nuttiest thing in America since Pet Rocks were a serious fad. From what I can tell, we have three distinct groups, each with an equal amount of support.

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Perfect Document, Imperfect Men

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We, The (quite flawed) People have some pretty amazing goals to strive for.

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Juice Box Hero!!

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Back when my kids thought I was cool, we had a pretty amazing run of “Car Karaoke” episodes* that we posted to YouTube. In some episodes , the family dog even made an appearance. Easily some of the most memorable times of my life, I still share them on occasion just to embarrass them.

Caution, Gaslighting in Process

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Three Days Left Before the #MediaCleanse begins!! Funny, my wife and I went to eat sushi this week and sat at the bar. There were two TV’s on for patrons to watch – on the left, CNN was the channel. On the right, FOXNews was on.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

The Sh*t Storm Trifecta

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So here we all are, this is really happening. A pandemic response of historic significance, social unrest like we haven’t seen since the 1960’s , and it’s less than six months until we have an election that promises to provide an explosive outcome – no matter who is found to be the victor.

Media Diet Update – Day 2

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Day 2 of #MediaFasting and I am immediately assured of one certainty….I’m I’m onto something here. My usual diet of DailyWire, Zeducation , HodgeTwins , Officer Tatum , and assorted #FoxNews clips was a bit harder to resist than I had first imagined (“I can stop anytime”), but that’s the lie every addict tells him/herself. Today I even had a reasonable, rational conversation with a “mask activist” and found some merit to the discussion.

Seismic Shifts in Human Resources

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We’ve all probably said some version of “our kids/grandkids will be talking about this in History class one day,” which, in my house is met with a response of “OK Boomer.”

Seismic Shifts in Human Resources

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We’ve all probably said some version of “our kids/grandkids will be talking about this in History class one day,” which, in my house is met with a response of “OK Boomer.”

Women, Hear Me Roar!

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Human Resources provides one of the handful of opportunities for a man to work in a corporate profession dominated by women. As such, I’ve had the opportunity to work with (and for) a multitude of women over my 20 years in the HR arena.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

The Pretender, Part II

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For those of you who read Part 1 of this series, here’s hoping you’ve forgiven me for taking subtle shots at Dirty Dancing, mullets, and Democrats.

The Pretender, Part II

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For those of you who read Part 1 of this series, here’s hoping you’ve forgiven me for taking subtle shots at Dirty Dancing, mullets, and Democrats.

The Pretender, Part 1

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If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences. Another way to say that, “Be careful what you wish for,” but Google reminded me that’s also the name of a cheesy Nick Jonas flick (redundant, I know.)

The Pretender, Part 1

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If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences. Another way to say that, “Be careful what you wish for,” but Google reminded me that’s also the name of a cheesy Nick Jonas flick (redundant, I know.)

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Energizing Employees for Better Performance

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What exactly is “ energy ” – in the social or workplace sense?

3 Things We’ll See in HR by 2022

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On Friday of last week (10/20), I was a guest on Michael Cameron’s daily radio program “ Win-Win@Work ” and had the opportunity to speak about my favorite topic – building and leading a world-class recruiting team.

Six Seconds That Cost You Dearly….

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It’s one of the great statistics in recruiting…”Recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume.” ” According to The Ladders, 4.8 of those seconds are reviewing four areas; name, current position, current employer, and dates of employment.

Scattershooting…on Bosses Day

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Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Chris Rock… Here, on the most awkward of “celebrated” office days, it seems appropriate to share my own reflections about becoming a “boss.”

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Employee Experience; is The Honeymoon Over?

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“Candidate experience.” Google that term and you get just over 11 million hits. I’m guessing a fair percentage of those can be traced back to the contributors on this site, myself included, as sharing the gospel of the candidate experience is a pretty cool thing to do, don’tcha know?

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Compliance Training

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Compliance training has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight, following high-profile sexual harassment scandals that have dominated the news cycle for months.

5 Lessons My House Taught Me About Change Management

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This… is our house. On the bright side, we feel a nice breeze in the evenings… This is the view from what used to be the kitchen, looking out towards what used to be our family room, behind which you can see what was once our patio. All of it in demoliton mode.

Don’t Out-kick Your Coverage

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Believe it or not, this post was not necessarily motivated by the fact we are knee-deep into the greatness that is football season. Timing is right, however, for this particular message. Be careful you don’t out-kick your coverage.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

3 Things Glassdoor Taught Me

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About a year ago, I started to manage our corporate Glassdoor account. Seemed like the perfect responsibility for me to assume; I lead our Talent Acquisition department, I love to write, and my 17 years as a married man has accustomed me to baseless criticism. I kid, I kid.

Kicking The Ant Pile

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I think most of us would admit that being a control freak is a frustrating (and ultimately losing) proposition.

Fool’s Gold – The “Passive” Candidate

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“Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry.

New Law Coming Soon

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“So, [candidate-person], how much do you currently make?” ” . How is it that something so obviously inappropriate to ask in any social or professional setting is one of the boilerplate questions asked of every job candidate? “ What do you currently make?

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

When in Doubt, Swing the Bat

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One of the great joys in my life was coaching Little League baseball…with two boys of my own, I’ve been lucky enough to have over a dozen seasons on the diamond with little guys wanting to learn the great game.

Win-Win@Work Interview with Michael Cameron

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Imagine Leading a Talent Acquisition Team with an Average of 250 Open Positions per Month. The post Win-Win@Work Interview with Michael Cameron appeared first on HR Hardball™. Uncategorized engagement hardball human resources interview leadership radio recruiting staffing team

The Candidate Cocktail

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Next week (June 10-12, Denver) I am honored to deliver a keynote at the HCI event for “Strategic Talent Acquisition.” ” The title for my presentation? “The Candidate Cocktail, How Sweet It Is.” ” I’ve got a theory, and it’s a pretty good one – this competitive hiring market is no accident. It’s a confluence of events (past and present) that created a job-seeker we’ve never encountered before.

Employee Experience; is The Honeymoon Over?

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“Candidate experience.” Google that term and you get just over 11 million hits. I’m guessing a fair percentage of those can be traced back to the contributors on this site, myself included, as sharing the gospel of the candidate experience is a pretty cool thing to do, don’tcha know?

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

The “Look-Down” Generation

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It literally drives me crazy…driving in the morning/evening commute every day is a stressful task without added annoyances, but there it is, every… single… day.

Herding Cats….and Recruiters

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Remember when you had a recruiting desk to manage? You had your requisitions, you had phone screens scheduled, interviews scheduled, you knew your hiring managers, and you developed a rhythm. Cashing checks and snapping necks. And then they went and promoted you.

I love this place! Wait…I got screwed!

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Women, Hear Me Roar!

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Human Resources provides one of the handful of opportunities for a man to work in a corporate profession dominated by women. As such, I’ve had the opportunity to work with (and for) a multitude of women over my 20 years in the HR arena. By and large the experience has given me an extremely satisfying and fortuitous professional history.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.