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Getting Woke with David Creelman

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For HR professionals, difficult conversations are the ticket of admission to strategic partnership. In this second episode of Season 2, I chat with David Creelman , a global HR consultant based in Canada (we won’t hold that against him, eh?)

Getting Woke(r) with David Creelman

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Like a Happy Days episode from days gone by, I teased this topic into a “To Be Continued” two-parter.

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Armadillos and Fauci

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In your wildest dreams could you imagine a cloth mask being the focal point of a cultural civil war? This is the nuttiest thing in America since Pet Rocks were a serious fad. From what I can tell, we have three distinct groups, each with an equal amount of support.

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Helping Them Grow with Julie Winkle-Giulioni

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We make it way more difficult than it needs to be, don’t we? It’s a universally accepted tenet that our ability and willingness to develop our people may be the most important investment in time and resources we have.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Improving Your Tech Hiring Practices

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(Part 1 of 2) If you’re worried about planning an effective recruiting strategy, you’re not alone.

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Being Rebellious with Kyle Roed, S.1 Episode 12

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Episode 12 brings us Kyle Roed, senior HR practitioner with CPM Holdings, author of the “ New School HR ” blog, and the creator and host of the Rebel HR Podcast , found wherever you fancy your podcast platforming.

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Wanted: Courage (Apply Within)

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I completed my podcast interview with Karin Hurt yesterday as we discussed the concepts in her new book, Courageous Cultures. btw, I can’t wait for you guys to hear the finished product, so stay tuned for the release date.

Stepping Up with Kris Dunn, Season 1 Ep. 11

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When you get a couple old HR bulls pawing the dirt, the conversation goes fast & furious.

3 Things Your Employees Are Doing in The Age of COVID

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When a company is in a state of uncertainty, it is estimated that employees lose as much as 2 additional hours per day in productivity. The anxiety associated with change or even the possibility of change puts people into a distracted state beyond the norm.

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3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

Being Authentic with Sarah Hodges…

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This is a fun one, folks ~ Sarah Hodges is an executive coach, speaker, and founder of the Hodges Leadership Institute, an On’Demand, web-based program designed to improve corporate culture through leadership EQ training, all backed by her proprietary neurophysiological “A+ Method.” ” Download The HodgesCoaching 2020 Brochure right here.

HR Hardball Episode 8, Owning It with Andy Storch

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Andy Storch is a busy guy…host of two podcasts , founder of the Talent Development Think Tank conference and Talent Development Virtual Summit, husband, father, friend and just for kicks…author!

It’s The End of Jobs As We Know It (and I feel fine)

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Season 2 kicks off with a bang as I chew the fat with the inimitable Jeff Wald, best selling author, founder of two tech firms, angel investor, startup advisor and all-around man with a plan. His latest book, The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations is based on gobs of data that is too often ignored in the world of Human Resources. The book also includes the predictions of 20 leading “futurists” when asked to share their vision for the 2040 workforce.

Improving Your Tech Hiring Practices, Part II

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This post courtesy of Artur Meyster, CTO of CareerKarma. Check him out on LinkedIn , he’s got a hell of a backstor y! And remember to check out Part 1 ! Reducing Application and Interview Processes.

How to Select the Right Training Software for Your Company

Creating a training program for your organization can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many platforms that offer lots of solutions. How do you decide which one is right for you? Learn about the features to look for and questions to ask before making an important investment in your company’s future.

Perfect Document, Imperfect Men

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We, The (quite flawed) People have some pretty amazing goals to strive for. The bar was set high when our Founders crafted the Declaration of Independence, to boot: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”. Beautiful, inspiring, and….there there is still quite a bit of work to do. But, believe me, that’s the point.

Action Requested!

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With an introductory episode in the can and my first three interviews scheduled and ready to record, the HR Hardball podcast is on target for an October launch!

No Degree? No Problem.

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When our oldest son, Jack, set off for college last year (University of North Texas) we prayed he would somehow find a new passion for school that had escaped him the last two years of high school.

Juice Box Hero!!

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Back when my kids thought I was cool, we had a pretty amazing run of “Car Karaoke” episodes* that we posted to YouTube. In some episodes , the family dog even made an appearance. Easily some of the most memorable times of my life, I still share them on occasion just to embarrass them.

Brand Health Report: Tech Talent Ranks the Most Innovative Companies They'd Love to Work for and Why

Hired surveyed more than 4,000 tech workers to find out which companies rank as their most desirable employers and how other organizations can compete for their attention. Download this report to learn what tech talent values most in a potential employer and how to improve your employer brand.

Caution, Gaslighting in Process

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Three Days Left Before the #MediaCleanse begins!! Funny, my wife and I went to eat sushi this week and sat at the bar. There were two TV’s on for patrons to watch – on the left, CNN was the channel. On the right, FOXNews was on.

HR Hardball Episode 9, “Winging It” with Charlie Morrison

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Long time friend and occasionally competent poker player (also CEO of Wingstop , I should mention), Charlie Morrison takes time to discuss foundational values, the business dynamic of the “ pivot ” required during times of change, the importance of corporate culture and the critical role our restaurant employers play in the American ecosystem. Charlie has chops – as Chairman and CEO of Wingstop, Inc.,

“Hey September, Hold My Beer” (love, October)

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I hate to say “we saw this coming,” but honestly, what did you expect October to be like? The final month marching towards an explosive election, cities are still on fire, COVID cases on the rise and a laptop from Hell. Hang onto your seat folks, we’re in the home stretch. Current Events hardball October podcast


HR Hardball, The Podcast – Episode 6 “Happiness is an Action”

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“You find happiness and then you find success, not the other way around.” ” That message is woven consistently through my conversation with Dr. Pele. This is not your everyday “doctor;” Dr. Pelè is a bestselling author and educator who partners with leaders, teams, and individuals to achieve high performance through the science of happiness (He can also carry a tune; my personal favorite is “ Thank You. “).

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

HR Hardball The Podcast, Episode 5 – “2nd Responders”

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Friend and businesswoman extraordinaire Anastasia Valentine joins me for our most “COVID-y” episode to date. As the President and Managing Partner of Resource 1 Consulting, “Staz” and her team are a success story. Be nimble, be creative, be empathetic, but find a way to get the job done.

HR Hardball, The Podcast – Episode 3, “Me & My Orange Soul”

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Hey there HR…having a slow morning? Maybe a case of the Mondays? Well hold onto your arse because the Energizer Bunny named Carolynn Morris is about to hold court. Carolynn shares her personal experience of owning the room before she was even equipped to do it! Learn about the origin of “Orange Soul” and the importance of being comfy in your own skin.

HR Hardball, The Podcast – Episode 2, “Courage”

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Karin Hurt, CEO and Founder of “Let’s Grow Leaders” joins me for this inaugural Hardball interview. We come out of the gate strong, discussing the need for individual courage in the corporate world. We discuss individual moments of courage, “talking trucks,” and the importance of HR not falling prey to the FOSU (“Fear Of Speaking Up”) syndrome.

HR Hardball, The Podcast – Episode 1

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Hello HR, and welcome to a slice of audio mind-droppings. For almost 12 years I’ve been doing my best to provide a non-traditional look at Human Resources and human behavior via the written word. “HR Hardball” has been recognized as one of the best in the industry, and it has been a great passion for many years. But how many blogs can one head produce? Maybe, I thought, it’s time to finally take a stab at this freaking podcast “thing.”

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Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Pack Light, But Effectively

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As I continue to assimilate into a new role with a new company in a new industry complete with its own lexicon, library of acronyms and secret handshakes, I continue to remind myself “ none of that matters.”. It’s a natural reaction to slow-play your integration into a new role. No one likes the guy/girl who comes in with guns blazing, a-whompin’ and a-whumpin’ every living thing before they know the company dynamics. So how long do you wait before you engage? Six months? A year? A week?

The Sh*t Storm Trifecta

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So here we all are, this is really happening. A pandemic response of historic significance, social unrest like we haven’t seen since the 1960’s , and it’s less than six months until we have an election that promises to provide an explosive outcome – no matter who is found to be the victor. That’s one huge matzah ball. If it wasn’t enough to manage yourself, your family and your employees through one of these events, let’s juggle three chainsaws and hope we catch the right end.

Media Diet Update – Day 2

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Day 2 of #MediaFasting and I am immediately assured of one certainty….I’m I’m onto something here. My usual diet of DailyWire, Zeducation , HodgeTwins , Officer Tatum , and assorted #FoxNews clips was a bit harder to resist than I had first imagined (“I can stop anytime”), but that’s the lie every addict tells him/herself. Today I even had a reasonable, rational conversation with a “mask activist” and found some merit to the discussion.

25 of The Best Remote Jobs in 2020 and How to Find Them

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During this “interesting” time of dealing with Covid-19, I thought it would be nice to add the voice of a few subject matter experts to the conversation; please welcome Career Advice Contributor, Gabrielle Gardiner , to discuss “25 of the Best Remote Jobs in 2020 and How to Find Them.” ” Remote work is the wave of the future, and COVID-19 is speeding up the process.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

Seismic Shifts in Human Resources

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We’ve all probably said some version of “our kids/grandkids will be talking about this in History class one day,” which, in my house is met with a response of “OK Boomer.” Nevertheless… Consider that statement; First, I don’t care how “Boomer” it sounds (and, for the record, I am NOT), this absolutely will be talked about for generations to come. Unless we count that last time we closed the country…oh wait, that never happened.