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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.

Live Webinar: Competing in a Candidate Driven Market – How to Recruit in 2018

With unemployment at an 18-year low, recruiters are now faced with a unique challenge that they haven't had to face in some time. The market is hot and the best candidates are often receiving more than one offer. In an environment where candidates are "ghosting" interviews and even offers, how do you compete? Join us on September 27th, 2018 for a live webinar with Scott Conklin, VP of Human Resources at Paycor and learn what candidates really care about and how to get the offer signed.

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.

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.

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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Your 2018 Social Recruiting Strategy: Remember These 7 Key Elements

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(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.

Live Webinar: Train Like a Boss – Close the Skills Gap and Boost Employee Retention

Recruiting quality employees is no easy task. With unemployment at an all-time low, it's now more crucial than ever to engage and retain the employees you've hired. A demonstrated investment in employee development can set you apart and help attract more quality candidates. According to a recent report from Linkedin, over a fourth of HR professionals expect to be increasing their budgets in learning and development. Join us on 8/30 for a live webinar with Greg Goold, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor.

Everything HR Needs to Know About Blockchain

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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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Training Decisions Have Real Bottom-Line Growth [infographic] – Friday Distraction

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I always think of this time of year as “ budget season ”. You know, when organizations are thinking about what they’ve accomplished during the current year and the goals they want to achieve in the upcoming year. Not only is it great for performance, but it helps to create the budget.

The New HR Tech Landscape: Best of Breed VS End-to-End

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There are a few situations that lead teams to start the research process for new technology: Your employees are swamped with manual tasks and desperate for some relief. Your team is approaching a growth period that requires automation or reporting to be successful.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About HR Technology

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In the U.S., this weekend is the Labor Day holiday. It’s a holiday to celebrate the American worker. I’m sure there are many other countries that celebrate their employees throughout the year. It totally makes sense to recognize the thing that makes your organization unique – people.

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Just Released – Our 2018 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

BountyJobs curates the most impactful data in their marketplace: trends in salaries and fees across key verticals, emerging industry game changers, and other valuable analytics sure to influence your hiring strategy for the back half of the year. Download it!

3 Strategies for Achieving Your Career Goals

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you in a position to succeed in your field.

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 ”.

Use Strategic Planning Techniques to Build Your Workforce Plan

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With unemployment rates at historic lows , organizations have to not only think about filling open requisitions, they also have to develop a long-term approach to staffing. Frankly, if an organization waits until they have an opening before they start strategizing their sources, it will be too late.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence

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Over the past few months, we’ve talked about chatbots and machine learning. It only seems logical that we should have a discussion about artificial intelligence (also known as AI).

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.

Change Management: 5 Situations When You May Need It

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According to global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, over 70 percent of change management efforts fail. No surprise, this is due to several reasons: low employee engagement, lack of management support, poor collaboration, and no accountability.

Employee Retention is Everyone’s Responsibility

HR Bartender

I came across this article recently on Undercover Recruiter titled, “ Why Employee Retention Should Be a Talent Acquisition Responsibility ”. It’s a good read worth checking out. My takeaway was that talent acquisition professionals play a role in employee retention.

How to Find Mentors Who Will Support Your Goals

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you a position to succeed in your field.

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Recruiters: 8 Things Job Seekers Want from You [poll results]

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Just in case you missed it, a few months ago, I wrote an article about the things that recruiters want from job seekers. I received a comment saying that it would be interesting to look at the flip side: What do job seekers want from recruiters? Great question!

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.

3 Reasons to Earn the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential

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Just in case you missed it, during the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Conference, they announced a new specialty credential in talent acquisition that will launch in June 2018. If you’re wondering what a specialty credential is, think of it as sort of a micro credential.

Employee Engagement and Commitment Are Not the Same Thing

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As recruiting remains a challenge, I believe organizations will focus their resources toward making sure that they can keep the employees they have. Just like it’s easier to retain a customer (versus getting a new one), organizations will realize the same about employees. .

Employee Engagement Is a Financial Strategy

HR Bartender

We spend a lot of time talking about creating employee engagement. The rationale being that engaged employees are highly productive. And productivity fuels the business. In creating employee engagement, we need to think about employee satisfaction.

Bookmark This! #SHRM18 Conference Edition

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A couple of weeks ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) held its annual conference in Chicago. Over 22,000 human resources professionals were in attendance. It was an exciting and extremely educational event. It was also impossible to take in everything that the event has to offer.

Compensation Dictionary

We’ve compiled a list of fundamental compensation terms and why they’re important to know. Think of this as your comp cheat sheet—terms you need to know to put you on the fast track to becoming that cool comp kid we know you can be. Sure, you’ve heard some of the terms before, but you have no idea what they mean. Not to worry! Download this eBook and you’ll be ‘comp’letely fluent in no time. This ebook contains four sections: Section 1: Comp 101. Section 2: Market Pricing. Section 3: Pay Structures. Section 4: Pay Concerns and Pay Raises.

All Your Candidate EX Questions Answered

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We’re currently facing a candidate-driven market, which has made the candidate experience more important than ever. Companies are taking note that a positive recruiting process attracts the A Players your company is searching for. We know that the candidate experience isn’t cut and dry.

Should Your Organization Hire Employees for Cultural Fit

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Many organizations say that, when it’s time to hire an employee, skills and experience are important but cultural fit matters more. So, what exactly does that mean? Let’s start with what it doesn’t mean. Cultural “fit” isn’t supposed to be similar-to-me.

Build a Social Recruiting Army to Amplify Your Employment Brand

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the PESO Model and how it can help frame your recruitment marketing strategy. Today, I wanted to add something to that conversation because there’s one aspect of the model that I can see being underutilized and it’s shared media.

New Hires Not Engaged? How to Design an Onboarding Intervention

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

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!