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Hiring Henchmen, Underlings, and Evil Minions

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Hello? Have I reached the Recruiting Department? The other week, without much else going on, Mr. S. and I settled down on the couch and watched a marathon of James Bond movies. editorial note: I never liked Pierce Brosnan in the role and, IMO, Roger Moore was the absolute worst.).

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Work and Life and Everything In Between

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My mother, who has dementia, has been living with us now for a week. A really really REALLY long week. Getting her to Louisiana was neither an easy task not did it occur in a particularly seamless fashion. Over the last month I made two emergency (last-minute) cross-country trips.

Company Values: Not the Same as It Ever Was

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I have, over the course of time, participated in and/or facilitated numerous activities designed to create, define and encapsulate company “Mission, Vision & Values.”.

The Worst Places to Work Award

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Chances are pretty good that the city in which you live has some sort of “Best Places to Work” Award. Mine does.

The 2019 PayScale Wage Index

No matter your industry, it's crucial that you stay up to date on the current compensation trends. The PayScale Index will let you do just that - it tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees in 19 job categories. Get the report today, and start taking advantage of these crucial insights.

Global Human Capital Trends Report – 2019

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Last week Deloitte released the 2019 Global Human Capital Trends report. It’s always a must read for me and I strongly encourage other HR leaders and those involved in the talent/people space to take a look. Last year, Deloitte described the rise of the social enterprise and this year’s report outlines how the factors and pressures that have driven the social enterprise not only continue but are growing more acute.

Workin’ for a Livin’ – HR Style

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Is work something we need to fix? Is work broken? Does work suck? Unfortunately, for far too many people, the answer is an overwhelming “yes.”

I Refuse to Maintain the Status Quo

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I dare say that most humans are creatures of habit and routine. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; in our hurly-burly lives it’s nice to rely on muscle-memory so we can drive the same daily route to the office or know that Friday evening will inevitably be comprised of pizza, pajamas and movies.

Eeeww: The Top Employee “Issue” That Makes HR People Quesy

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Working in human resources means you get to do all sorts of cool things related to organizational culture, employee experience, performance and development, and change management.

Zombie Human Resources; #DTHR Comes Back from the Dead

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Podcasting is hot. It’s so hot that every person I know seems to have a podcast. Sometimes it seems as if it’s gotten to the point where one of my dogs (I put my money on Mr. Crumples) is soon to announce that he’s starting up a podcast.

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.

A Primer on Gender Friendly Conference & Event Swag

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Back in the day I worked for an organization that was quite keen on holding team retreats. These were off-site business affairs held at a somewhat centrally located resort or venue that could accommodate business meetings, dinners and frivolity for 100 or so managers for several days.

Employee Relations: Why Such a Bad Rap?

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Once upon a time, on the heels of the Industrial Revolution, we heralded the birth of the Personnel HR profession. Industrial Relations begat Labor Relations with its accompanying cliché: a smoke-filled room laden with labor bosses and cigar-chomping industrialists hammering out a collective bargaining agreement.

Ass in Chair, Inc.

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Right now, as you’re reading this, people around the world are sitting in their offices. They have a desk, chair, phone and a computer with a monitor.

“Wait til @jkjhr sees us, he loves us!” – #ILSHRM18

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Many of us like to point to our vast social networks and talk about the friendships we have either made or deepened that are directly attributable to hanging out on social media. I, for one, can point to the early days on #HRtwitter as instrumental in bringing lots of people into my life; folks on whom I continue to rely for advice, counsel, fun and frivolity. People I admire and adore. John Jorgensen is one of those people.

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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.

Your Company’s “Management Culture Number”

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If there’s one word that every HR practitioner (and every employment attorney for that matter) would spend good money to have embroidered on a custom-made throw pillow to keep in their office it would be “document.” Good grief how we love to talk about documentation.

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.

Looking for the BEST in Your New Hires

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The hiring process can be tortuous. Lengthy and cumbersome, the journey from completing an application to day-one-of-employment is often fraught with peril for both the applicant and the recruiting/HR team.

Longing to Belong

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I’ve recently found myself diving into multiple conversations, online and off, about “belonging” at work.

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

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

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

The Not-So Magical Place Where HR Policies are Born

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Those Phantom Workplace Activities

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You would think, in this day and age of transparency in the workplace and access to rapid-fire tech and communication tools that organizations would no longer be ready, willing and able to operate under a cloak of invisibility. If you think that you would be wrong.

Eeeww: The Top Employee “Issue” That Makes HR People Queasy

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Working in human resources means you get to do all sorts of cool things related to organizational culture, employee experience, performance and development, and change management.

Advocating for the Workplace Revolution

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I can barely browse through LinkedIn or Facebook, open a magazine (remember those?), or attend a conference/event where the topic of the Future of Work is not being debated, dissected and regurgitated out as sound bites.

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.

Elephants in the Workplace

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An elephant never forgets. We all know that saying. It implies, for some reason, that elephants possess some incredible long term memory. Apparently though, there is some research backing this up). There are also elephants at work. Which can be super awesome. Or sometimes quite dreadful.

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.

Engaging Top Tech Candidates Doesn’t Have to be a Mystery

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Finding – and more importantly – having conversations with tech talent is an ongoing challenge isn’t it? If you’re looking for an Application Developer with Agile or JavaFX experience (by tomorrow!)

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 ?

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.

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.

The Aftermath #50ShadesofHR

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MEMORANDUM. February 16, 2015. TO: All Employees. FROM: Janet Jones, Director of Human Resources. RE: Inappropriate Workplace Conversations. It has come to my attention that a fair number of you saw the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” this past weekend.

The Unofficial (and totally non-scientific) History of HR Blogging

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I’ve been gearing up for the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Carnival of HR and, as we all know, I enjoy nothing more than a good party!

BattleBots: Attraction, Retention and Employee Benefits

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Yesterday, as is often the case, there was a good discussion in the HR Open Source Facebook Group. A group member posed a question stating she was looking for creative ideas as her company wants to offer additional benefits/perks beyond the basics (medical/dental/vision).

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.