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I’ve Moved. The End of the HR Schoolhouse

HR Schoolhouse

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.

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I’m from HR. And I’m Here to Help.

HR Schoolhouse

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

HR Schoolhouse

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.

Live Webinar: Our Gift to You – 12 Tips, Tools and Tricks for Recruiting in 2019

With the New Year right around the corner, make the resolution to get your recruiting processes dialed in. Attract top talent by providing a cohesive and enticing experience that get candidates in the door and excited about your company. Join Alissa Bencks, VP of Organizational Effectiveness at Wonderlic and leading Recruiter Rick Powell in a joint webinar to learn how you can drive more candidates to each opening, 'sell' your company to top candidates, and create a positive brand image with your recruiting efforts this holiday season with 12 tips for a more impactful hiring process.

The Community Has Spoken – #truBatonRouge

HR Schoolhouse

“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”

HR Schoolhouse

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

HR Schoolhouse

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

HR Schoolhouse

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’

HR Schoolhouse

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.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Why @Victorio_M is Awesome! #timsackettday

HR Schoolhouse

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

HR Schoolhouse

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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Top Skills of High Performing HR Data Scientists

Visier

The support of the CHRO and other key leaders can go a long way in ensuring organization-wide interest in people analytics, but you will need other enablers to evangelize adoption. Many roles contribute to successful people analytics enablement.

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Your Hidden Weapon: 9 Best Practices for Working with Third-Party Recruiters

Leveraging third-party recruiters has been the golden ticket for many when filling critical roles. Whether seasoned at utilizing third-party search or new to it, this report breaks down how best to use this secret weapon to ensure the best ROI.

6 Steps for Ethically Sound People Analytics

Visier

Dirk Petersen of Insight222 shares his sage advice on data ethics and how people analytics teams can successfully build up this capability. In late July 2017, a Who’s Who of Silicon Valley people analytics leaders came together at Intel.

Technology Doesn’t Replace People – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos is hosting a free eSymposium for HR and payroll professionals next week.

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Everything #HR Needs to Know About Prescriptive Analytics

HR Bartender

We’ve discussed several aspects of technology in this HR technology series. Today I wanted to share a concept that we should be a bit more focused on: prescriptive analytics. Technology now allows us to do more than just process information, it helps us make decisions.

Employee Check-Ins: 6 Essential Components for Success

HR Bartender

( Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Readex Research , which provides expert online and mail survey services to help businesses understand their internal and external customers. Their services include employee experience surveys. Enjoy the post!).

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

Candidate Experience: The Importance of Developing a Strategy

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp , a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. They’ve recently relaunched their customer interface, HireSelect. It’s been completely reworked to help organizations hire faster and smarter.

Transform Company Culture with Good Communication Analytics

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is sponsored by Microsoft, whose mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. They have a website dedicated to Modern HR , a content collection focused on digital transformation. Check it out when you have a moment.

Everything HR Needs to Know About Blockchain

HR Bartender

One of the somewhat newer technology-related topics to surface is blockchain. When it first came out, I must admit that I didn’t see it having much of an HR component. So, I started paying attention…but at a distance. Well, I was wrong.

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Microlearning: 5 Reasons Your Company Should Consider It

HR Bartender

There are many different types of learning: social learning, mobile learning, and elearning are just a few. A relatively new type of learning that’s attracting attention is microlearning. Think of it as small learning units or bite sized pieces of content.

Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

The Difference Between Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

HR Bartender

During this year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo , I had the opportunity to attend a pre-conference workshop on improving human performance. One of the big takeaways from the workshop was the difference between goals, objectives, and outcomes.

Understanding the Limits of Convenience – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Regular readers of this blog know I’m a planner. I plan everything. I think I’d even plan spontaneity. That’s why I couldn’t help but laugh at this Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos.

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Your 2018 Social Recruiting Strategy: Remember These 7 Key Elements

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Jefferson Online , a comprehensive university with preeminence in transdisciplinary, experiential professional education, research, and discovery, delivering exceptional value for 21st-century students.

Half of Your Employees Think They're Underpaid—Here's What You Can Do About It

Cornerstone On Demand

Do you pay your employees fairly? Of course! You did your research when making salary offers, you award regular cost of living raises and you pay for their overtime work. Still, according to a recent study by Robert Half, 46 percent of employees feel that they are underpaid.

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Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

Cybersecurity Talent Shortage: Why HR Needs to Map Unconventional Career Paths

Visier

“Have you ever considered a career in hacking?”. This may be an unusual way to start a career coaching conversation in most workplaces, but it’s an important question to ask employees from non-technical fields–and women in particular.

Revolutionary HR Technology - What You Can Expect in 2019

ClearCompany HRM

The HR tech stack has been consistently evolving for decades. From moving to the cloud, to the rise of mobile and video, to big data, we’ve been following this evolution for quite some time.

Why Millennials Quit (And How to Keep Them Around)

Cornerstone On Demand

Here's a surprising statistic : almost half of millennials (44 percent) believe that working for a single company is a better way to advance their career than jumping from firm to firm. Talk about debunking the stereotype of millennials as entitled job-hoppers!

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Use a Growth Mindset to Reduce Bias

HR Bartender

I ran across a very interesting article from Harvard Business Review titled,” Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage ”.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.