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Lookin’ for HR Love in All the Wrong Places

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Just a few short weeks ago the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition rolled into New Orleans; with the volunteers and vendors and attendees there were 20,000’ish folks at this HR love fest. I enjoyed the big show; I always do.

Who Loves Ya Baby! #nextchat

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Do YOU love HR? Well…maybe it’s more that I “like” HR. Perhaps it’s that I “have a REALLY strong attraction” for HR? Something. I dunno.

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A Salute to the Volunteers – #SHRM17

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The Week in HR: Baton Rouge Edition

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So what’s happening? What have y’all been talking about in HR & Recruiting over the past week? I’m sure I missed a blog post or two about “When Candidates Act Like Ryan Lochte.” There were, no doubt, numerous posts I didn’t read about the Randstad/Monster deal.

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Hammer Time: The HR Dress Code Game

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Jeans. Jeans with holes or frayed edges. Dark denim. Light denim. Skirts that are too short. Cleavage that is too prominent. Underwear. No underwear. Dreadlocks. Hair that’s not a “color found in nature.” Facial hair. Hair on men that extends below the collar. Earrings that are too big.

What’s Nexxt? – #SHRM17

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Yeaterday, of at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition , Beyond (The Career Network) unveiled its new brand, platform and vision for the future of talent acquisition which is based on nearly 20 years of feedback and ongoing innovation. Nexxt , as it’s been re-named, is being rolled out as a full-service recruiting platform for companies and agencies that can provide a targeted method of sourcing the best people from a broader talent pool. “We’ve

Set it and Forget It: Cooking With HR Technology

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I’ve recently found myself in numerous conversations with HR professionals and recruiters about striking the balance between effective use of HR technology and still maintaining a human touch in the processes that impact candidates, applicants and employees.

The Most Boring Answers to the Question “What Does HR Do?”

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I was poking around the internet recently and, as inevitably happens, I fell down a rabbit hole. It started with a review of numerous HR job postings which are always amusing; is there seriously a human being out there who craves the job title Human Resources Point Person ?

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Do Something Awesome Every Day

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I recently had lunch with a woman I worked with several years ago; she and I had interacted somewhat frequently to attend to business but we also genuinely liked each other. Simpatico and compatible.

Will They Stay or Will They Go?

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You know what’s a hot buzzword lately? Stay interviews.

Guess What HR? You Don’t “Hire & Fire”

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If you work in human resources what follows is a pretty common exchange. Random Guy You Just Met: “What do you do?”. You: “I work in human resources.”. RGYJM: “Oh. So you hire and fire.”. Right? Am I right? If I had a nickel… well, you know the rest. So how do you respond to RGYJM?

No Joke: Your HR Lady is the Funnest Person You (Don’t) Know

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I’m going to let you in on a secret; those aloof stern-faced bureaucrats who work in your human resources department are, quite possibly, some of the most engaging and enjoyable people at your company. I’m not kidding. They’re probably a lot of fun. Naturally you scoff.

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PSA: One Candidate’s Experience

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Earlier this year, after 2 years of being a solopreneur running Silver Zebras , I realized that I missed being part of an organization. Correction; I REALLY missed being part of an organization. Oh sure, being master of my domain (in the non Seinfeldian way) was great.

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A Tale of Disengagement: The Marginalized Employee

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A friend of mine is frustrated at work. Frustrated enough to adopt the mantra “I’m learning to not even care.” (as as he so succinctly put it). . And he is, by nature, a very caring person. . He cares about his customers, his company, and his performance.

Anecdotes, Stereotypes, and Hiring Cojones

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Last week I had the pleasure of participating as a “mock interviewer” (Lord… how many times have I done this in my HR career?) for a batch of fresh-faced interns in the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s InternBR program.

Repeat After Me: Just Don’t Be a Richard

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I’ve had numerous conversations over the last several months that have given me pause as an HR professional. Wait, let me amend that. Conversations that have given me pause as a business professional.

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I Still Like Cover Letters

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I belong to numerous Facebook groups filled with members who are sourcers, recruiters, HR folks, techies, and assorted “talent” pundits.

What if your HR Lady was Amish?

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I’m spending the next several days in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area which is the home to the largest and oldest Amish community in the US. I am fascinated beyond belief.

Let’s Talk #HRTF16

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I am, let’s face it, the typical HR practitioner. I do boring stuff like write policies and lecture train managers. I coordinate open enrollment meetings.

HR Service Delivery: Signed and Sealed

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Looking for a hot conversational topic when you’re stuck chatting with a bunch of HR professionals? Whether you’re sitting with two of them at the train station or stuck in some in-house training session with your company’s entire HR team here’s a surefire discussion starter: ask them who they serve in their organization. In other words whose needs are they there to meet and/or satisfy? The business? Leaders and managers? Employees? I guarantee this exchange will be both captivating and heated.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

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Why Your HR Leader Doesn’t Need to Worry About the FMLA

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I had a fascinating conversation last week with a colleague who told me about a recent meeting he attended. This was an in-house event, at a fairly large enterprise, and the CHRO took to the stage to speak to hundreds of HR team members.

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Human Centered Hiring and Culture Fit

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The importance of aligning hiring to organizational culture is endlessly discussed, debated, and analyzed. Everyone from researchers to C-suite leaders to HR professionals has an opinion on how to achieve this seemingly elusive nirvana.

A Different Twist on HR Networking

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Over the last week I’ve read just about every #SHRM15 recap post. In 99.9% of them (ok, I just pulled that statistic out of the air but it’s pretty close) the author opined something like “networking is one of the greatest benefits for attendees of the big show.”.

3 Things Your HR Department is Doing Right Now

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Managing employee data on spreadsheets. I recently read a job posting for an HR Director position with a mid-sized organization (several thousand employees).

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

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Everybody’s Working for the Future

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I‘ve partnered with Spherion to provide insight and information from the 2015 Emerging Workforce Study but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. In the immortal words of Mike Reno and Loverboy : “Everybody’s working for the weekend. Everybody wants a new romance.

Now Listen Up: #TalentTalk

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I like to talk (surprise!) and, perhaps more specifically, I quite often like to talk about HR, talent development, and leadership.

Time for an Upgrade – the HR Technology Experience

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I’m always somewhat amused when a new iPhone (or pick your device) comes out. As soon as the iPhone7 went on sale on September 16 th my Facebook timeline was filled with status updates of “I’ve ordered mine!” and “my phone should be shipped by xx date!” The memes quickly followed. Headphone jacks?

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Collaboration: Why Culture Matters

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Once you, as a company leader or department/functional leader, decide to focus on increasing collaboration in the workplace the first step is to assess readiness. This involves exploring a bit of cultural reality. What’s really going on?

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

HR and the Digital Bubble

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I’m looking forward to attending the HR Technology Conference & Exposition (##HRTechConf) next week where, once again, I’ll be a member of the HR Tech Insiders team. This post, Digital Readiness and Matters of HR , originally appeared on the #HRTechConf site.