ohana

Here’s Why Life — and HR — Is So Very Different in the Aloha State

HONOLULU — It’s been 20 years since I’ve been in Hawaii, but the moment I arrived back in Honolulu last week, it felt like I had never left. My connection with… Get the Rest

nike

Nike is Running an Epic HR Experiment

When I was a kid, I desperately wanted to work at Nike. It had to be the coolest workplace in the world. In my head, I imagined that employees received… Get the Rest

5 Steps for Preventing Recruiter Burnout

My grandmother worked at a General Motors metal fabrication plant, raised five daughters, had the most wonderful dinner on the table each night, looked absolutely beautiful at all times, and… Get the Rest

“He’s a Good Guy, Except For The Jihad”… (The Burden of Action in HR)

If you can’t see the tweet above this line, enable images.  It’s worth it. I was chilling out reading the Wall Street Journal (#humblebrag) during the the South’s latest snowmaggedon… Get the Rest

schedulers

Looking at Social Schedulers Beyond Scheduling

This one’s for all you trying to bust into the social media recruitment marketing scene… I am what I would call a social media purist. When it comes to posting on… Get the Rest

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nike

Nike is Running an Epic HR Experiment

5 Steps for Preventing Recruiter Burnout

“He’s a Good Guy, Except For The Jihad”… (The Burden of Action in HR)

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annual reviews

Hey HR – Slow Your Roll! These are people’s lives.

Are you feelin’ groovy? Are you feeling like the hep cat who ate the canary? Are you one of the first movers who stopped doing annual performance reviews and become… Get the Rest

Cultural Meltdown: When Values Don’t Match Workers’ Day-to-Day Reality

“If there is one job that I as CEO must do for our team members, customers, communities, and shareholders, it is to be the keeper of our company’s culture. It… Get the Rest

North Carolina, HB2 and HR

I live in North Carolina, a state so beautiful that people like me visit from desperate hell holes in the Midwest and say things like, “I’m never going home.” That… Get the Rest

It’s High Time We Give Up the Ghost on Employee Engagement

Aren’t we all sick and tired of employee engagement? I know I am. I’ve been writing about it for years (here’s one from July 2010), and the story never changes. A… Get the Rest

Recruiting

Secret Recipe For Great Hiring: Make Leaders Finger Lickin’ Good, Y’all

“Just give him some wood and he’ll build you a cabinet.” —Beastie Boys, Finger Lickin’ Good. Talent Acquisition Specialists, time to look in the mirror for 2017. How do you… Get the Rest

Keep Recruiting and HR Together

Here is my semi-annual appeal to HR and recruiting leaders who don’t get along and want to go their separate ways: Keep recruiting and HR together under one umbrella called… Get the Rest

10 HR Recommendations for 2017

RJ set me up nice last week with his post on questions to ask before looking for a new HR gig.  And he’ll be pleased to know at least 5… Get the Rest

Is Your Talent Strategy Krzyzewski or Calipari-Flavored?

You think this is going to be a sports post. Trust me, it’s more about you than it is about sports. Simple question – Is Your Talent Strategy more Mike… Get the Rest