5 Workplace Time Sucks – None, Social Media Related. Really!

Steve Boese Bad HR, HR Tech, Social Media, Steve Boese

So, you’re the HR pro who has been charged by the CEO or the CIO or Legal, or really anyone who should be worried about more important things than to examine and update the organization’s technology acceptable use policies to account for the growing popularity of social media. The muckety-mucks, (heck maybe even you), are concerned about employees ‘wasting time’ …

5 Habits That Make You a Bad HR Pro

Tim Sackett Bad HR, HR, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

Every new year I start to think about how I can make myself better for the upcoming year – what did I do well, what do I need to stop doing and what do I need to do more of.  As I began to think about those things recently, I started to notice habits that creep up from time to …

It’s HR Rant “Square Dancin” Time, Y’all – Grab Your Partner and Dosey Doe!

Josh Letourneau Bad HR, Influence, Joshua Letourneau

Gather round the HR Tractor campfire, y’all – it’s time for a square-dancin’ rant or two.  Don’t be scared – just let your feet go and “Dosey Doe“.  It don’t have to be pretty the first time.  All you have to do is hop up from your chair, clap loudly, approach your partner and circle to the back, and then …

HR Plays Too Much Defense…

Paul Hebert Bad HR, Culture, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, Sports

Since @timsackett and @steveboese and @kris_dunn use sports analogies to talk HR, I thought I’d try to slide in and sit at the cool kids’ table with my own little sports discussion. Defense is about not losing… What I mean by that is anecdotally I see HR as a function that “protects” the company.  From monitoring legal issues, making sure people fill …

Bust Out Your Calculators! It’s Open Enrollment.

wellnesssucks Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Employee Relations, Good HR, Tanya Barham, Trench HR, wellness

Ohhhhhhh yes.  It’s that time of year again.  HR and Benefits know that this is the time of year when employees need to make some important choices about their benefits plans. These are choices that, in the unfortunate event that someone might need to actually use a big chunk of health care, can have some pretty serious financial consequences for …

Fear and Loathing on LinkedIn

Steve Boese Bad HR, Career Paths, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Tech, HR Technology, Leadership, Social Recruiting, Steve Boese

This week the professional social networking site LinkedIn announced a new feature (initially) aimed at current college students, the LinkedIn Career Explorer.  This new capability provides the student the ability to visualize potential career paths based on their field of study, search for relevant job opportunities, find and follow target companies matching their career aspirations, and discover and connect with …