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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.

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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!

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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. “ The Maskers ” – So committed to the wearing of the mask you’ll see these people actually wearing their masks…in their car…while driving alone. (I’m

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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.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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. That’s Dad 101, amigos. When selecting a new song, I’d ask for any favorites, and it was pretty amazing to hear what they thought the name of the song was. My favorite?

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

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.

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. Literal left and right positioning for the two most prevalent voices for Dems and Republicans, respectively.

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.

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.

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.)

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.)

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

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.”

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.

I love this place! Wait…I got screwed!

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

5 Lessons My House Taught Me About Change Management

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This… is our house. On the bright side, we feel a nice breeze in the evenings… This is the view from what used to be the kitchen, looking out towards what used to be our family room, behind which you can see what was once our patio. All of it in demoliton mode. Just to make sure you get the whole story, add to the picture Master bedroom, bathroom, garage, laundry room, and home office.

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.

Don’t Out-kick Your Coverage

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Believe it or not, this post was not necessarily motivated by the fact we are knee-deep into the greatness that is football season. Timing is right, however, for this particular message. Be careful you don’t out-kick your coverage. Or at the very least know going in that it’s a high “risk vs. reward” situation.

3 Things Glassdoor Taught Me

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About a year ago, I started to manage our corporate Glassdoor account. Seemed like the perfect responsibility for me to assume; I lead our Talent Acquisition department, I love to write, and my 17 years as a married man has accustomed me to baseless criticism. I kid, I kid.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Kicking The Ant Pile

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I think most of us would admit that being a control freak is a frustrating (and ultimately losing) proposition. At work, our ability to “control” things is usually more dependent upon the company cruising on auto-pilot, business as usual, allowing us to have some sense of security in our ability to manage our day. But the reality is that your employer has the same tenuous grasp on control as we do – it’s all situational; it’s an illusion that gives you a false sense of comfort.

Fool’s Gold – The “Passive” Candidate

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“Passive recruiting” has been a buzzword in the Talent Acquisition world for as long as I’ve been in the industry. Not only is it described as the gold standard of a “strategic” Recruiting team, but “ passive recruiting ” started appearing as a job requirement for positions outside of the Human Resources organization. It’s hip, it’s now, it’s a term with caché, baby. Which begs the question… why? Who Are Those Guys, Anyway?

New Law Coming Soon

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“So, [candidate-person], how much do you currently make?” ” . How is it that something so obviously inappropriate to ask in any social or professional setting is one of the boilerplate questions asked of every job candidate? “ What do you currently make? ” Excuse me, but what in the hell does that have to do with the price of grits in Charleston? *.

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.

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.