Don’t Blame Your Talent Failure on Your ATS

Today I will share the story of how my part-time employer, a major university, tried to pass the blame of a botched search on their ATS. As a result, I… Get the Rest

Moneyball for the Talent Function

Turnover continues to be a problem, engagement at an almost all-time low (if you don’t believe me check with The Gallup Organization), and very little has been done

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It’s College Graduation Season

Plastics The infamous one word line from the movie “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman. This year is the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic movies of the

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How Much Did They Pay You to Give Up on Your Dreams?

"How much did they pay you to give up on your dreams?" - a memorable line by Ryan Bingham (played by George Clooney) in Up in the Air, the classic

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Breaking Rules is Not a Bad Thing (Sometimes)

I break rules, more than I probably admit to. A couple of weeks ago I did a Selfie interview on my blog and then posted it on the

Built to Last

Sorry, I am not talking about the book. This Built to Last is about centuries old principles, practices and even some physical items. Its Presidents' week. A celebration of

HR and the Dark Side of Leadership

I am speaking in June at #SHRM 2017 in New Orleans on “HR and the Dark Side of Leadership”. Dark topics are not new for me or for

We Don’t Talk Anymore

Folks don’t talk anymore at work. It is just too easy to text or type email bombs to colleagues all day long. Some folks think this is more

Moving from Disruption to Breakthrough HR

For a couple of years, we have been talking about disruption, when we are actually looking for breakthrough ideas in the HR space. My discussion today is a

HR, Take Some Risks and Just Say “What the ****”

My favorite movie line of all time and something every HR practitioner needs to do, "Sometimes you need to just say 'what the ****' and take some risks." The