A Very Special Christmas Eve Story From the HR Capitalist.

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note: This story is a Christmas Eve tradition at the HR Capitalist. Bring me a Diet Mountain Dew while you''re at it, because this eggnog sucks. . The year is 2002 and it''s Christmas Eve. I''m at Church with my three kids. I''ll look at it.

How Expensive Will #SHRM15 Hotels Be?

True Faith HR

I look at selected SHRM conference brochures (i.e., The first quartile is at $131, and the 3rd quartile is at $1596. The lowest price hotel is at $99 with a top price of $179. With the news that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference, I bring you my 6th annual expose of SHRM hotel costs. the ones that I still possessed) over the past 15 years to see what it would cost a person to book a single room on a per night average.

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Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

Revolutionary Wellness

It is too common for me to hear “I have more energy during the day," “I lost weight just from eating breakfast” and “I am now not overeating at night like I used to.”. The first group took in 700 calories at breakfast, 500 at lunch and 200 at dinnertime. 2002; 46(1):24-30.

Take Control of Health Controlling Insulin

Revolutionary Wellness

Walking after most meals or not being inactive for more than 60 minutes at a time (excluding sleep), will increase glut4 receptor's activity and lower the workload of the already overtaxed pancreas beta cells. 2002;44(3):175-80. Available at: [link] 6/10/2013

“Calories In, Calories Out” What a Joke!

Revolutionary Wellness

All of these items are essential in keeping the metabolism revving at its highest possible speed. In fact, from 1977 to 2002 consumption of calories through sweetened beverages doubled. 2002;44(3):175-80. “Factory Foods” are Sickening and Fattening.

Women Advancing The Workforce [nfographic]

Inpower Coaching

Women-owned businesses are growing significantly, with 20% more business in 2007 than there were in 2002. Check out the resources in the InPower Coaching EQ at Work and Soft Skills Research Index. Although we’ve made great strides over the last hundred years in defining equality and in blurring the line between genders and their roles in society, there aren’t that many women in leadership positions.

11 Reasons You Should Work at Women-led Companies


Perhaps most notably, an analysis from Quantopian, a Boston-based trading firm, found that between 2002 and 2014, companies with women in control saw returns that were 226% higher. At the end of the day, it will ultimately affect how much you enjoy and progress in your career.

Positive Psychology Strategies for Keeping Stress at Bay Through the Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis

Thrive Global

I’m a professor of Psychological Science and the sophomore Class Advisor on the Dean of Studies team at Vassar College, where we are now moving to distance learning. The measure of our success will be how well we cope today, at this very moment. 2002; Owren & Amoss, 2014).

If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try again. Then, file an age discrimination lawsuit. Then try again.

The Employer Handbook

In 2002, with an eye toward teaching in the future, she went back to school and earned a degree in early childhood education. And in the Winter of 2014, the woman did land a job in the school district as a full-time substitute teacher.

Why smarter machines call for smarter HR

Bersin with Deloitte

Kahneman and collaborator Amos Tversky were awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences—even though both were trained as psychologists. Kathi Enderes , PhD, is a vice president and the talent & workforce research leader at BersinTM, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

For Young Creatives, Where's the "New" New York?

Cornerstone On Demand

The group of creative innovators and problem-solvers defined by social scientist Richard Florida in 2002—scientists and engineers, professors and teachers, poets and architects, nurses and doctors, artists and musicians—are spreading their wings and flocking to new frontiers.

Chill Out: It Really Doesn't Matter Where Your Kids Go to College.

The HR Capitalist

I was blessed to have my first son do the minimum at a really good high school to get a 3.7 I've got a senior in High School, and you know what that means - time for admission envy, parental handwringing and everything that goes with along with that.

When Your Last Job/Company Was So Terrible You Can't Get Hired Again.

The HR Capitalist

Wow, she worked at Google. He worked at HealthSouth - didn't the FBI raid that place for fraud?". The company survived and now no one blinks an eye at hiring someone with HealthSouth on their resume.

California Work-Related Injury and Illness Rate is Lowest in 13 Years


The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) released California’s 2014 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illness, showing work-related injuries remain at their lowest level since 2002.

How Expensive Will #SHRM14 Hotels Be?

True Faith HR

With the news that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference, I bring you my 5th annual expose of SHRM hotel costs. I look at selected SHRM conference brochures (i.e., Clearly, prices in 2001 will be different than in 2014, so I use an inflation calculator to adjust costs to today''s dollars. So, how does the 2014 Conference in Orlando compare to years past? The first quartile is at $139, and the 3rd quartile is at $186.

Gamification Over: Three Mistakes to Avoid in Your Promotions


According to P & S Market Research , the global gamification market is projected to grow to $23 billion by 2022, up from $1 billion in 2014. Coined in 2002 and made popular in 2010, gamification’s staying power amongst organizations, large and small alike, shows that when done right, it can bring tangible benefits to your incentives programs, and, ultimately, your company.

Executive Interview: Brendan O’Brien, Co-Founder And Chief Architect At Aria Systems

SAP Innovation

The product architecture he designed for Aria in 2002 is the culmination of that experience; it’s an infinitely flexible and scalable billing solution that can be adapted to any industry or vertical. Could you tell us more about your current role as the co-founder at Aria Systems?

Ways to Improve Results of Workplace Diversity Initiatives

Get Hppy

By looking at the unique work qualities of the individual, rather than comparing it to traditional standards, you’ll have different views and opinions at the top of the ladder. In 2014, that number rose to 91 percent.

How Expensive Will #SHRM16 Hotels Be?

True Faith HR

To examine this question, I look at selected SHRM conference brochures (i.e., With the news that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference in Washington, DC, I bring you my 7th annual expose of SHRM hotel costs.

20 business, tech, and science podcast picks for 2020


Here at TSheets, we have an eclectic crew of people who listen to all sorts of podcasts. Reply All : Hosts PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman started the podcast in 2014 with Gimlet Media. These captivating podcasts use the art of storytelling to look at the curious ways in which humans behave.

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Data Breaches, a New Google Partnership & Other Weekly News


Researchers looked at data collected from the General Social Survey from 2002 to 2014 and constructed a multidimensional measure of how health, mental health and on-the-job injuries were associated with employees’ quality of work among 6,000 adults in the US. So it’s not worrying employers or, at least, not very much.”.

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Are You Falling for the Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”?

Business2Community Leadership

That phrase is a misleading myth at best and actively dangerous at worst. It’s not as common as you might think for a project with a clear plan to come in at or under budget. For instance, a 2002 study of major construction projects found that 86% went over budget.

Actionable Tips for Improving the Employee Experience, Turnover & Patient Satisfaction


If you still need an impetus to pay attention, take a look at the scary stats below that underscore the importance of healthcare facilities taking strategic aim at reduc­ing employee turnover, as well as providing an employee experience that links to improving the patient experience and HCAHPS scores. 2014). 2014 National Healthcare and RN Retention Report. JAMA 2002; 288(16): 1987–93.

How to Empower Leaders to Become Engagement Champions


And the numbers are even worse beyond our borders, with engagement standing at a mere 13% worldwide! As customer training manager at Achievers, I often work with organizations who are excited and committed to improving employee engagement, but they don’t really know where to start.

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Overcoming the Manager Divide: How HR can Accelerate the Path to Gender Pay Equity


The Manager Divide clearly links an underrepresentation of women in manager positions — at key points in their careers — to a widening of the gender wage gap. 27% of working mothers said they quit their job at some point for family reasons, compared to 10% of working fathers.

Understanding Change and Its Impact on Engagement


Otherwise, it can wreak havoc on us when there’s too much at once and we’re not prepared for it. Too much top down change at once can result in disengaged employees, which equates to a loss in productivity. By: Leigh Burger. Senior Implementation Manager, Achievers.

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How Expensive Will #SHRM17 Hotels Be?

True Faith HR

With the news that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2017 SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, I bring you my 8th annual look at SHRM hotel costs. To examine this question, I look at selected SHRM conference brochures (i.e., over the course of the conference, that'll be enough to cover a good meal at Emeril's or Commander's Palace.

Shower Thought: Signalling Belonging To Others In The Workplace.

Thrive Global

Too often in presentations I see people not looking at the person sharing information, or in private conversations, a co-worker looks over the shoulder — breaking the connection.

New Report May Help COBRA Plan Admins Seeking Insight on HCTC Advance Payment Process

HR Daily Advisor

The HCTC was originally created in 2002 to aid workers displaced by trade-related shifts in employment. From 2002 until the credit’s expiration in 2013, the tax credit fluctuated in size; however, at the time of the credit’s expiration, the credit represented 72.5%

How Expensive Will #SHRM19 Hotels Be?

True Faith HR

To examine this question, I look at selected SHRM conference brochures (i.e., You'll be able to stay at 5-hotels at a lower rate than most of the options in Chicago this year. While the SHRM Annual Conference just ended, the SHRM Housing Office gave attendees a sneak peek into the prices for the 2019 Conference being held in Las Vegas, June 23-26.

How Expensive Will #SHRM18 Hotels Be?

True Faith HR

To examine this question, I look at selected SHRM conference brochures (i.e., Add in the expensive hotel tax rate, and that's about the cost of two large Deep Dish pizzas at Gino's East per night you could have had as an alternative. You'll be able to stay at 5-hotels at a lower rate than most of the options in Chicago next year.

Swimming Lessons: 5 Gold-Medal Tips to Get Peak Performance from Top Talent

Linkedin Talent Blog

So, during the recent USA Swimming National Championships at Stanford University, LinkedIn invited Russell to speak to our Global Talent Organization about what it takes to coax ever-better performances from the best swimmers in the world. collected eight medals at those two meets.

Compassion For Self – Part 6

Thrive Global

Rather than spawning genetically related sweet little offspring, they now have sugary siblings showing up at the door — hundreds of them — who bear little genetic or chemical resemblance to them but have been cast into their “adoptive” family. High-fructose corn syrup is a sweetener that arrived at the door in the late 1960s. Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at U.C.

Employer Breastfeeding Laws by State


378-2 provides that it is unlawful discriminatory practice for any employer or labor organization to refuse to hire or employ, bar or discharge from employment, withhold pay from, demote or penalize a lactating employee because an employee breastfeeds or expresses milk at the workplace.

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

Robin Schooling

There was lots of reminiscing about which HR bloggers were the entre-drugs (my phrase) into HR blog reading; Kris Dunn, Laurie Ruettimann, Neil Morrison, Lance Haun, Ann Bares (and the crew at Compensation Cafe), ERE and Recruiting Blogs made many a list. 2002 – Jim Stroud begins blogging.