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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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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

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 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.

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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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Running the Family Business

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A bit of news came out last night about our beloved Saints. As reported by The Times-Picayune , “ New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies.”. Of course, as with anything of this sort, there’s all manner of speculation. Did Rita want to eventually move the team out of New Orleans? Is Gayle (a much younger 3 rd wife for Tom Benson) a gold-digger?

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.

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.

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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.

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

Hacked By RxR HaCkEr

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Working Remotely: Ideal Work Environment Or Threat To Culture And Employee Productivity?

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The traditional office landscape is changing and has been for quite some time, but the degree to which it should be shifting is subject to debate.

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.

Why Company Leaders Should Focus On Boosting Workplace Happiness

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Humankind has long struggled to find the secret to living a happy life, but what about workplace happiness? Have you ever wondered how your employees feel at work ?

Innovative HR and Why Technology Innovators Can’t Survive Without It

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Editor’s note: This popular post has been updated with new data and information to ensure you’re ready for the talent demands of today and the future. As a tech company, we experience first hand the challenges faced by HR and business leaders in the hyper-competitive tech talent market.

Read These Top Articles For Leadership Development And Change Management

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Type “leadership” into the search bar on Amazon and prepare to sift through more than 70,000 titles. And that’s just books! Countless more articles, theses, and treatises on the topic have been written by savants from Cicero to Machiavelli to Lincoln. Needless to say, there’s a lot to say.

Helping End Hunger Nationwide with Feeding America

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Giving has been a core part of Ultimate Software’s “People First” culture since our founding more than 25 years ago. Life can take many unexpected twists and turns, and we at Ultimate feel extremely fortunate to be where we are today.

17 Features Every ATS Must Have

What should an ATS do for you? With so many applicant tracking systems on the market it can be hard to find the best one for your organization. Check out our list and learn the 17 crucial features every ATS must have!

7 Skills HR Technologists Will Need in the Next Eight Years

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It takes the right mix of People, Process, and Technology to make today’s organization function successfully. This has been true as long as the workplace has existed, but what has changed is how fast technology is disrupting the way we live and work.

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3 Ways for Small Businesses to Track Employee Hours

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As back-office functions go, tracking employee hours can sometimes get overlooked. This is especially true for many new businesses with small teams. But the issue of time theft, no matter how big your business, is anything but small.

Thinking of Changing Performance Reviews? Focus on These Core Components

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Performance reviews are dead, or so we have been told. The data shows a shrinking support for the traditional method: only 15% of companies have not adjusted their annual performance management process and do not plan to.

Why the Employee Experience May Be More About the Employee Than the Experience - DecisionWise

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Leo Tolstoy said: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ” The employee experience often is more about the employee than the experience itself. As organizations look to create a positive employee experience, begin with the employee.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

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Measure Quality of Hire With These Three Critical Factors

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Editor’s note: This popular article has been updated to include new research and data. According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Global Recruiting Trends report , 56% of recruiters use talent acquisition data to increase employee retention. .

Is Performance Management Broken? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Extensive research in the past few years has focused on improving and gauging success of traditional performance management methods. But even with upgrades like 360 reviews and calibration, performance management falls short of accurately measuring performance due to persistent bias.

4 Data-Driven Steps to Increase Headcount on a Budget

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Preparing to increase headcount at a large organization is like comparing the cost of bread at different supermarkets: At your regular neighborhood store, a loaf might cost $2.28, but at a high-end store, a loaf might cost $3.98.

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What Do Honesty, Integrity, and Trust Mean in Leadership? - DecisionWise

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I spend part of almost every day coaching leaders through feedback they have received from a 360 degree feedback survey. I’ve found it heartening that consistently the area of greatest concern to these leaders is Integrity and Trust.

Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

Dice’s new Tech Salary Report is here. The skinny? While Cloud, Big Data and Process Management skills are driving the biggest pay increases, employers are also offering non-monetary motivators to attract and retain tech talent. Find out which skills and incentives are hot.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Future of Work, Now

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Most of us have experienced how the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing everything about the way we live, shop and communicate.

What HR Leaders Need to Know About The Growth Divide

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Innovation, productivity, and sustainable growth are a handful of typical priorities for HR leaders and executive teams. So why is there a huge disconnect between what employers and employees believe is necessary to support these priorities?

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Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover

Reflektive

A great company culture goes beyond work perks. While those special perks (free gourmet lunches, for example) are thrilling for new hires and a great tool for recruiters, they aren’t enough to keep your best employees engaged over time.

3 Lessons on Creating a Culture of Employee Recognition

Lighthouse

Employee recognition is a powerful tool to engage workers. Yet all too often recognition initiatives fail.

Ultimate Recruiting Metrics Spreadsheet

Tracking your recruiting performance is tough without an ATS. This is exactly why we created our recruiting metrics spreadsheet. Download the spreadsheet now and start tracking the KPIs that matter!