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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  You know—an outdated model for delivering… Get the Rest

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How To Spot An HR Poser

One of the hardest things for any organization to do is predict who will be a great hire and who will be a bust. Even with all the

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Can You Be A MVP On An Underperforming Team?

This time of year is my absolute favorite. It’s a time for gathering with family and friends, reflecting on the past year and making commitments to be better

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Don’t Be A HR Scrooge This Holiday Season!

Welcome to my favorite time of the year!  The season of company holiday parties!  Otherwise known as the night when relationships are either solidified or ruined in the

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Richard Branson Didn’t Go Far Enough – Paid Time Off BEFORE You Start Working

Over the last week or so there's been a ton of buzz over Richard Branson's unlimited time-off policy for the Virgin Group. Personally, I think this move is

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Why Athletes and Musicians Make Better Employees

All things being equal, if I have the opportunity to hire a musician or an athlete over a non-musician or athlete I'll do it.  Every time.  Remember those

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In Defense of HR

What a surprise---another article on why HR is the root of all that's evil and wrong with our organizations. It's beginning to feel like if it's a slow

Bad Habits

Top 3 Organizational Bad Habits and How To Break ‘Em

Leaving the toilet seat up (in a house full of women).  Talking with your mouth full. Eating a dozen doughnuts at 2AM. Drinking too much. Sensing a pattern?

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Tired of Complainers? How About You Offer Bundled HR Service Plans.

Imagine you've just invested a ton of time and money designing and implementing an employee engagement survey so that you can get a real sense of what's going

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Are You In The Trough of Disillusionment?

I have a confession to make… I actually learned something about HR from an IT guy!  Shocking, isn’t it?  I was recently chatting with Nate McBride (go check