I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning, Pop Culture, The HR Profession 2 Comments

“Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley” is one of the reasons I continued to watch SNL in the 90’s.  Al Franken invented and acted out Stuart in a way that made you laugh and cringe at the same time. I’m not an affirmation gal.  The closest I get is coaching my daughter to tell me to “Buck up, Mommy!” whenever I …

Ask UBER: Outside Social Issues Are Changing Inside Work Operations.

Dawn Burke Change, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dawn Burke, Employment Law 3 Comments

The public has spoken. If you want fair treatment in your company it’s time to get out your megaphone. If your company’s internal policies don’t jibe with the outside, conscious, court-of-public-opinion, they may be in for a wild, expensive ride.    In that light, Uber did something remarkable this week.  Due to what seems like a year’s worth of bad …

Disruptive Career Growth Through Vengeance Or Transformation

Ben Martinez Ben Martinez, Career Advice 2 Comments

A career happens the day we learn how to make a dollar for ourselves, which can come at almost any age when you count lawn mowing, babysitting, paper route type jobs. If you take the traditional route – graduate college, then work – you can get fooled into thinking your career is outside of your control until one day you …

A Memorial Day Weekend Thank You!

Mark Fogel Current Affairs, Good HR, Mark Fogel, politics, Uncategorized 1 Comment

You may have seen me post this picture before. It is my nephew Paul, a Naval Officer, with his son Mason standing on his feet. Paul has served our country for the past two decades, been wounded and recovered during the second Gulf War conflict, and has had many dangerous tours of duty during that time. He does this to …

Burn All The QR Codes Down And Follow MarTech To Stay Ahead Of The Recruitment Marketing Curve

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, Recruitment Marketing 3 Comments

The first episode of Shark Tank aired in August of 2009 and I’ve been following it ever since – mostly in syndication and mostly wondering “why I didn’t think of that?” While I love when passionate entrepreneurs land a big deal, it pains me to watch when people have not done the homework and get chewed up and spit out …

Learning & Development – It’s Really About $$$

Corey Burns Corey Burns, Learning and Development 3 Comments

When explaining L&D to others outside of work, I often take the short route and say it’s a fancy word for training and employee performance. Most don’t understand that learning is an ongoing function rather than a specific task, which is why it’s not just “training”. Fortunately for those who are in Learning & Development, it’s really the “feel good” …

Using Assessments in Your Recruiting/Talent Process for Good – Not Evil

Kris Dunn Assessments, Caliper, Kris Dunn 3 Comments

Do you use assessments in your company’s recruiting/talent platform?  If you’re like most of us on the HR/recruiting side, you probably fall into one of three camps related to assessments.  Check it out: 1–You love assessments.  You’re kind of an assessment geek/dork, and you’re unapologetic about the value you believe they can add to an already good recruiting/talent platform.  You’re …

Building A New Careers Site? Here Are The First Steps You Need To Take

Kate Weimer Employment Branding and Culture, Kate Weimer 1 Comment

Let’s face it – your careers site could probably use some revamping. Heck, you may not even have a careers site to begin with; just a sad ATS page for candidates to land on when they click “Careers” or “Jobs” on your corporate website. No matter where you’re at with your current careers site, if you’re thinking of giving it a facelift, …

I Love This Place! …Wait, I Got Screwed!?!?

John Whitaker Compensation/Cash Money, John Whitaker 1 Comment

You found a new gig and you’re excited about it. During the interview process, you developed immediate chemistry with the hiring manager/now boss, so much so that you decided to take a bit of a risk. You would have liked to receive a bigger offer, but you’ll make this work. Okay, so maybe it was a little disappointing that it …

3 Questions You Should Ask Your Employees From Time to Time

Kate Weimer Kate Weimer, Managing People 2 Comments

Think about all the questions you ask an employee before they’re hired (also known as a candidate): questions to get to know who they are, what experience they have, how they might fit into your organization. Now think about all the questions you ask an employee when they’ve decided to leave your company (also known as a traitor…I kid, I …