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I’ve Moved. The End of the HR Schoolhouse

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This post originally ran in early 2015 when I stopped posting at the HRSchoolhouse and migrated over to my current site. When I changed my hosting it somehow dropped off so, since I still get a lot of traffic here at the Schoolhouse, I’ve decided to repost it. Please join me at my current blog/site.

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Another View of HR ‘Big Data’

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Last week I read this article explaining that “Big data knows when you’re going to quit your job before you do.” The article relates how VMware is using Workday to predict when and/if certain employees are in danger of leaving the organization. Workday’s Insight Applications, summarized here , are rolling out in 2015 and are designed to predict future business outcomes.

I’m from HR. And I’m Here to Help.

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I really am. But I understand why you may not believe me. Over the years, perhaps, you’ve had frustrating interactions with poker-faced human resources ladies desperately clinging to antiquated policies and procedures. It’s entirely possible that an HR Business Partner, who, according to your company collateral is supposed to ‘build coalitions and effect change,’ only brought about frustration by tossing up roadblocks and obstacles.

The ennui of the average worker

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Once upon a time people worked in offices like this. Desks lined up in neat and orderly rows. Handbags tucked securely inside drawers. Open concept…well, for some of the employees. As this picture dates from the 1960’s, my guess is this was where the gals in the secretarial pool sat. The fellas, no doubt, had plush and luxurious offices with windows. I am worn out just looking at this picture. Now for all I know these busy employees were doing stimulating and enthralling work.

Simplify Your Background Check and Compliance Process

Staying compliant in your hiring process starts with a rock-solid background check process. Having a consistent program that documents compliance policies and mitigates risk is a necessity in today’s fast-paced hiring landscape. Join Curt Schwall, Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at EBI, and learn what it takes to run a top-notch background check program that ensures you stay compliant.

The Community Has Spoken – #truBatonRouge

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“HR people and recruiters sure think differently, don’t they?” quote from #truBatonRouge attendee). They sure do; and I’ve talked about it quite a bit. I feel somewhat able to pontificate on the subject as I’ve not only worked for an agency, been an internal recruiter, and managed corporate recruiting teams, but have also held numerous HR leadership positions over the years.

Why Your HR Lady Likes to Tell You “No”

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There’s an interesting dynamic often at play in the workplace when the CEO/Owner/Company President serves as an ersatz father figure while the beleaguered HR lady is assigned the role of substitute mother. (And

You CAN Bring the Sexy Back: ‘Branding’ Employee Discipline

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It seems you can’t click open your web browser without reading something about “Employer Branding.” Or “Talent Branding.” Good stuff to be sure; I think it’s important and critical. What fascinates me is how we tend to explore this concept primarily from a talent attraction or recruiting standpoint. Oh sure, during the strategy phase of “employer branding” there is cursory attention paid to overall organizational culture and the end-loop/integration to the employee life cycle. “If

Repetition and Reruns for the HR Win

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The other day as I lay prone on the sofa flipping through channels I happened upon “When Harry Met Sally.” The last 30 minutes of “When Harry Met Sally.”. Now I’ve seen this movie so many times I feel as if I not only assisted in writing the script but also hung out during filming and gave notes to the actors, picked out the set decorations, and had a hand in Meg Ryan’s wardrobe. I can sing along to every song on the Harry Connick Jr. infused soundtrack.

Desperate, Sweaty, SWM Looking for ‘Love’

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The dating/recruiting comparisons are endless and we’ve been drawing parallels for years. The conversation will continue for some time; we’re waiting, after all, for the much-anticipated eHarmony launch of its recruiting/assessment/matching platform later this year. One thing I’ve never seen dissected though is how one’s approach , to either the dating process or the hiring process, impacts the final outcome.

The Key to Strategic HR: Process Automation

Do you want to automate your HR processes, but don’t know where to start? In this eBook, PeopleDoc explores which processes benefit the most from automation, and how an HR Service Delivery platform can help get things off the ground.

Why @Victorio_M is Awesome! #timsackettday

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When I think about my friend Victorio Millian I have strong visual recollections. I see the beautiful photos he takes of his beloved NYC and the smiling faces of his two kids and their mother. I remember the times we’ve been able to sit down and have a chat and a bit of fun at various events over the years. I remember that the first time we met face to face (as people are wont to say) was in an elevator. In 2010. Victorio is a human resources professional. And a damn good one.

Moving Day! The End of the HR Schoolhouse

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You and I have had a great run here at the HR Schoolhouse. This blog was started in 2010 as a place where I could share my thoughts about HR and work, poke a stick at stuff I found absurd or ridiculous, and find solace in the blank page. I still intend to do those things…I’m just going to be doing it under my own name. From a practical standpoint this allows me to bring multiple sites (my blog, my business) together.

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Hacked By RxR HaCkEr

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Hacked By RxR HaCkEr. The post Hacked By RxR HaCkEr appeared first on HR Schoolhouse. General HR change hr human resources me

Social Media Background Checks: Are They Okay – Ask #HR Bartender

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I knew that today’s title will get your attention. . I’ve been waiting for someone to send me this question! I’m sure this reader’s note will resonate with many: I have a question regarding social media.

The New Recruiting Mindset: Stay Competitive in a Changing Talent Landscape

What were once strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are now likely falling short in effectiveness. Strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are likely now outdated and ineffective. This report gives actionable tactics to implement now from boosting your employer brand to the exact perks to offer that winning candidate.before your competitor does.

How Neurodiverse Employees Move Your Business Forward

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A good friend from my home country of Scotland always struggled to keep up with his peers in school. But he also succeeded where most people would have failed.

The Ultimate Guide to Success with People Analytics

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Any leader–whether a CHRO, an IT director or a leader in reporting and analytics–that’s thinking of buying or deploying people analytics has seen that data-driven organizations outperform.

Employee Turnover: Solve It Using 4 Levels of Analytics

HR Bartender

Every organization has a problem they want to solve. It could be a small problem or a large one. The key to solving problems is: Gathering the right information Having a good approach.

3 Tools to Help You Manage Your Digital Life

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I recently published a list of cybersecurity resources from TechCrunch and Google. If you haven’t seen them, it’s worth checking out. Technology continues to fill our lives, which means we need to find ways to manage it.

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Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Connect and Engage with Job Candidates Using These 5 Recruiting Strategies

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Organizations spend hours sourcing applicants, reviewing qualifications, interviewing candidates, and internal discussions among the recruiting team. But one of the most important steps in the recruiting process is one some companies spend very little time doing – selection.

Why HR Transformation is Not the Answer

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The way organizations have executed HR transformation over the past two decades is a perfect illustration of how theory and practice diverge. When Dave Ulrich introduced his HR transformation model in 1995, he spread the revolutionary concept of COEs , HRBPs, and HR Shared Services.

Important Lessons From the Slower-Growing Gig Economy

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“Retail arbitrage” is how Juston and Kristen Herbert are saving $50,000 to adopt a child. They scour big box stores such as Target for clearance deals on products like water bottles, which they then buy for $5 and sell on Amazon for $19.95.

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How to Get Better Results In Your Work

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It’s a given that organizations want employees to perform at a high-level. But what about employees? I know there are some who might think otherwise, but overall, I’d like to believe that employees want to perform well too.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

The Next Employee Challenge: Loneliness In the Workplace

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Loneliness is not the same as being alone. Being alone is … being by yourself. If you Google loneliness, it’s being “sad because one has no friends or company.” Often, we talk about loneliness in terms of older people.

Onboarding: Take Your Process From Basic to Strategic

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a provider of strategic onboarding solutions to drive workforce readiness and organizational transformation.

Why Workforce Analytics Shouldn’t Start with the Data

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One of the most common models in HR analytics is shown in Figure 1. The model starts with the data, then you draw insights, and finally tell a story.

5 Rules to Effectively Manage Your Email

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I recently received a note on Twitter asking, “What’s your ‘managing email’ process?” I love this question! Not because I’m the world’s leading expert on email, because I’m not. But I do spend a lot of time on email and I’m happy to share my system if it can help someone out. .

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

Unleash 2019: It’s All About Smart Data and Reboot(ing) HR

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I’m looking forward to Unleash this year. An eight-hour flight with no one interrupting me sounds sublime right now. I’m very much looking forward to being back in London, a city I love, have visited numerous times, lived in and honeymooned in.

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Rewards and Recognition Can Be Work Related – Friday Distraction

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A few weeks ago, I published a Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos about recognition and rewards. It was about the boss who gave every member of the team an ugly holiday sweater. I hope you’ll check it out if you haven’t already.

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How to Turn Your Vision for Data-Driven HR into a Reality

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Many HR professionals are bombarded with blog posts and emails reminding them that if they don’t do something about people analytics, then they are missing out. It shows up in every trend report and “prediction” newsletter.

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12 Ways to Go From Administrative HR to Business Impact HR

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I have been publicly forecasting HR’s future since 1998, when I wrote the groundbreaking, but at the time controversial article “ e-HR – A Walk Through the 21st Century HR Department ” for the IHRIM Journal.

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

Automation Is Not a Replacement for Interaction – Friday Distraction

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I recently participated in a Twitter chat hosted by the Workforce Institute at Kronos on the topic of predictions. You can check out the chat recap on the Workforce Institute blog. One of the questions that we talked about was automation and machine learning.

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