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Where should you focus your HR Efforts in the future?

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We all want to predict the future. I want to know which company will be the next AOL, or the next Apple. I want to know where to tell my kids to put their money so they can take care of me in in my old age in the same lifestyle they have grown accustomed to under my roof. Trust me.

3 Words to Add to Employee Titles to Drive Engagement

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If you work in corporate America you worry about employee engagement. If you work in corporate “World” you worry about employee engagement. And if you pay attention to employee engagement data you know it really hasn’t changed much in 10 years or so.

When is ONE thing really THREE things? Whenever you want to sell newspapers and employee engagement.

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We are a one-trick pony society now. We have abandoned our ability to see our world as a complex set of iterations, interactions and interrelationships. We think the economy is ONLY a function of Fed interest policy. We think the election is ONLY a function of media.

10 HR Topics No One Should Blog about Any More

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This is one of those “apology” posts. You’ve seen them before. A blogger takes a break or doesn’t post as much as they have in the past, so they do a post to apologize for not posting and promising to never let that happen again. I might have done one of those before.

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.

#HRTech Conference – Bigger and Badder Than Hurricane Matthew

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SEO link bait aside, the headline still stands. I’m in Chicago this week for HRTech. I’m one of the designated “bloggers” for the event which means I get a pass to the event and … well… that’s about it. I say that up front just to be clear there is not pay to play or other exchange.

Alina Tubman on the “PaulCast”… Audit the Finance Department?

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Another “PaulCast” is up and ready for your listening pleasure (or not). I know Trump is upset about not earning an Emmy and so am I. The whole podcasting industry is rigged I tell ya. Rigged! But seriously folks.

Lois Melbourne on the “Paul”Cast – What I wish I had been told…

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Today’s “Paul”Cast is all about taking the bull by the horns and reaching out to your network and owning that task. And we’re lucky enough to have Lois Melbourne to thank for that advice. I’ve known Lois for a few years.

Newest “Paul”Cast with Kelly Irons from DevelopUs – Feedback as a Gift?

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As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider subscribing to the the new site by clicking here.

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Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Stop Recognizing Employees.

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This post is a redo of a post from a few years back (about 4 or 5 to be not-exact.) I decided to remix/repost based on a twitter conversation I had with @TrishMcFarlane and @AKABruno (aka Matt Stollack.). Trish said: “Interesting.

The New Recruiting Mindset: Stay Competitive in a Changing Talent Landscape

What were once strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are now likely falling short in effectiveness. Strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are likely now outdated and ineffective. This report gives actionable tactics to implement now from boosting your employer brand to the exact perks to offer that winning candidate.before your competitor does.

Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – The 5-Part Series

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No one believes because they dissected a frog in High School they are qualified to perform surgery on their pets or heaven forbid another human (well some do but yuck!)

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4th in a 5-Part Series – Control is Critical

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3rd In the Series – Design for the Many – Not the Few?

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Should You Pay Employees Extra for Working on Special Organizational Projects?

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Somewhat recently (sorry – I’m a bit backlogged) a question came up on one of my HR-focused discussion groups in Facebook. The poster was seeking ideas on how to compensate employees for being part of a company effort described as…. “…a

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

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Updates over on the new site…

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Still haven’t switched your subscription to the new site? It’s easy. Just click here. But for you hold outs… here’s what you missed in the last couple of weeks. Your Company is no Longer Your Employees’ Nexus of Value.

Blame your company culture on the pens you use.

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Culture – the tapestry of who and what your company is and stands for. Woven from many different behaviors – large and small. Culture isn’t what is written on posters outside the offices of your senior leadership team.

Why All the Individual Suggestions for Engagement Are WRONG

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If you’re getting this update you haven’t switched your subscription to the new site. I just checked my feeds and deleted anyone on this feed who was also on the list for the new feed. So only those who haven’t switched are getting this update.

Change Is Good!

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I need 3 minutes of your time. 3 minutes to make my life easier. And you know it is ALL about me. But really, this will make YOUR life easier (and so much better.). If you’re getting this update via email you are subscribed to the “old” site.

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.

If You Manage People This Post Will Make You 100% More Effective

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Being a Participant VS Participating

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#1 Thing Incentive Programs Get Wrong

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Recognition – Incentive – Engagement [They Are NOT the Same]

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I keep a file of all the articles I find about how to drive performance in organizations. Some are good. Some are horrible. Most are about 50% correct.

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.

Employee Engagement and The Stanford Prison Experiment

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Image a worldwhere the meek have really inherited the earth. Where the rich are now at the bottom of the economic pyramid and the poor are now the ruling class. Imagine working in a factory shooting screws for 10 years and the next Monday you show up and you’re the foreman.

New Research: Employees Work Harder When They Are Almost Starving

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[Warning – rant ahead]. Love that headline? What if I told you that you can get more production from your employees if they are hungry? Or cold. Or tired. Or flat out exhausted. What if I told you that the most creative and innovative your employees can be is after they are sleep deprived for 3 days?

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Little Shop of Engagement Horrors

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It is no secret that employee engagement has become a vapor for most companies. The percentage of “engaged” employees has remained stable (and low) for well over 10 years.

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Podcast with Karen Schulman Dupuis – What You Wished Someone Told You…

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Continuing the ongoing podcast series exploring the tips, tricks, and advice you wish someone had provided when you were first starting out in life. In the post that introduced this podcast idea I provided my advice: Don’t assume a title means intelligence.

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

HR Professionals – You Wouldn’t Like Them When They’re Angry

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Seems HR gets more than their fair share of abuse. From HBR running their ongoing series on why HR sucks or how HR needs to change to why everyone hates HR. What exactly did HR do to Harvard Business Review? Please apologize so we can get some good press going for HR.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm – Then Became an Employee Engagement Guru

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Show of hands… how many of you like being compared to domesticated farm animals? Or even non-domesticated animals for that matter? Except for honey badgers and wolverines – those are some bad-ass animals. I’m cool if someone said I was like a honey badger or wolverine. But what about cows?

If I’m not home … I might be here…

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When I started writing my blog I was prolific. One a day. Every day. Over time I got busier and busier. And the blog suffered. Still does. I’m still writing but not always here.

Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – Part 1? – Consider Your Brand

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Or is it Part 2 since I posted the intro piece last week? Does the intro count at Part 1? I’m going to say no. The parts are the elements – the Intro/Summary aren’t part of the series. So this series really has 7 parts but only 5 of them are numbered. Confused yet?

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How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

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