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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!

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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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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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.

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.

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.

“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

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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.

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. “).

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.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

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.

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.

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, 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.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

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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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.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

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.

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.

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.

Women, Hear Me Roar!

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Human Resources provides one of the handful of opportunities for a man to work in a corporate profession dominated by women. As such, I’ve had the opportunity to work with (and for) a multitude of women over my 20 years in the HR arena. By and large the experience has given me an extremely satisfying and fortuitous professional history.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Energizing Employees for Better Performance

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What exactly is “ energy ” – in the social or workplace sense? There are a number of definitions and explanations, and perhaps this one gives us a good idea of what we are talking about: “Energy is …a type of positive affective arousal, which people can experience as emotion (short responses to specific events), or mood – longer-lasting affective states that need not be a response to a specific event.”.

The Pretender, Part II

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For those of you who read Part 1 of this series, here’s hoping you’ve forgiven me for taking subtle shots at Dirty Dancing, mullets, and Democrats. But in my own defense, I’m an equal opportunity antagonist, so you can be sure to see future digs at Footloose, the GOP, and whatever hairstyle Curt Gowdy has adopted for the day. If you didn’t read Part 1, quit reading this part & high-tail your ass back to FOT and start from the beginning like a normal person.

The Pretender, Part II

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For those of you who read Part 1 of this series, here’s hoping you’ve forgiven me for taking subtle shots at Dirty Dancing, mullets, and Democrats. But in my own defense, I’m an equal opportunity antagonist, so you can be sure to see future digs at Footloose, the GOP, and whatever hairstyle Curt Gowdy has adopted for the day. If you didn’t read Part 1, quit reading this part & high-tail your ass back to FOT and start from the beginning like a normal person.

The Pretender, Part 1

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If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences. Another way to say that, “Be careful what you wish for,” but Google reminded me that’s also the name of a cheesy Nick Jonas flick (redundant, I know.) Whatevs, the spirit of the comment is the same – anyone striving for advancement in their professional life is actively trying to get to the promised land. But what happens when you get there?

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Pretender, Part 1

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If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences. Another way to say that, “Be careful what you wish for,” but Google reminded me that’s also the name of a cheesy Nick Jonas flick (redundant, I know.) Whatevs, the spirit of the comment is the same – anyone striving for advancement in their professional life is actively trying to get to the promised land. But what happens when you get there?

3 Things We’ll See in HR by 2022

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On Friday of last week (10/20), I was a guest on Michael Cameron’s daily radio program “ Win-Win@Work ” and had the opportunity to speak about my favorite topic – building and leading a world-class recruiting team. It’s a wonderful thing when you find yourself leading a team that has hit its collective stride. It’s a magical place, a place where the beer flows like wine, and where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano.

Six Seconds That Cost You Dearly….

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It’s one of the great statistics in recruiting…”Recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume.” ” According to The Ladders, 4.8 of those seconds are reviewing four areas; name, current position, current employer, and dates of employment.

Scattershooting…on Bosses Day

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Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Chris Rock… Here, on the most awkward of “celebrated” office days, it seems appropriate to share my own reflections about becoming a “boss.”

Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office – you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.

The Candidate Cocktail

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Next week (June 10-12, Denver) I am honored to deliver a keynote at the HCI event for “Strategic Talent Acquisition.” ” The title for my presentation? “The Candidate Cocktail, How Sweet It Is.” ” I’ve got a theory, and it’s a pretty good one – this competitive hiring market is no accident. It’s a confluence of events (past and present) that created a job-seeker we’ve never encountered before.

The Post-COVID Dilemma for Interns

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No matter the stage of your career, you have almost certainly been affected by the shifting dynamics of the post-pandemic workplace.

Employee Experience; is The Honeymoon Over?

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“Candidate experience.” Google that term and you get just over 11 million hits. I’m guessing a fair percentage of those can be traced back to the contributors on this site, myself included, as sharing the gospel of the candidate experience is a pretty cool thing to do, don’tcha know?

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Compliance Training

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Compliance training has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight, following high-profile sexual harassment scandals that have dominated the news cycle for months. As a result, many organizations across industries are more aware of the risk of ethics and compliance violations, and the damaging consequences on their reputation, productivity, employee engagement, recruitment and retention and financial viability.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.