reference checks

Reference Checks Are Worthless

I don’t understand… with the whole HR world moving to a more data-driven, analytical, quantitative, measure-anything-that-moves-mindset, how is it that we still rely on the ol’ reference check before we… Get the Rest


HR Of The Future – Partner With Your Competitors

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend an event at Google that was all about the future of work and how to make it better. Cuz

real time metrics

The Engagement Survey and The Democratization of Data

We’re in the midst of a major transition point in how we access and share information about our organizations. And not a small one mind you---this is more


Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

You probably saw the internet dust-up a few weeks ago when Talia Jane (formerly of Yelp) posted an Open Letter to My CEO where, among other things, she


How To Tell If Your Job Candidate Is Only Looking For A Fling

I’ve come to the realization that I really don’t write an “HR” blog---I write a relationship advice column. I’ve helped you recognize when you’re in a rebound situation,


How To Avoid Being “Trumped” During An Interview

Yes, I'm proud to be an American and am extremely grateful for all we have in this country, but man, our presidential election process has become a complete

exit plans

Why Exit Plans Are Better Than Retention Plans

I’m becoming more and more convinced that if you want to build an organization that can sustain high performance over a long period of time you need to


HR Technology – The Race To Mediocre

I headed out to Vegas a few weeks ago for the HR Tech conference full of enthusiasm on a quest to learn about the latest and greatest innovations


5 Signs Your New Hire Is Using You As A Rebound Job

Okay, how many of you out there have ever been in a rebound relationship? And by rebound I mean someone else was using you as their rebound. Come

cutting the chord

HR Technology and Cable Companies – Time to Cut the Chord on Both

I've recently become engaged in an HR technology selection process, and with every conversation and demo, I can't help but think about the cable industry.  You know---an outdated